Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 26.djvu/1156

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FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS. Sess. II. Cns. 561-563. 1891. 1103 law complied with as to settlement, said subsequent entries be, and the same are hereby, confirmed. Sec. 24 That the President of the United States may, from time Forest reservations. #‘ to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof. ‘ Approved, March 3, 1891. CHAP. 562.-—An act to amend section forty-seven hundred and eighty-seven of March 8,1Ul. the Revised Statutes of the United States. www Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section forty- Ar¢m¤m1imn¤,m., seven hundred and eighty-seven of the Revised Statutes of the United {Q}:,';, gm °'°"’ States be amended by striking out the word "five" where it occurs R-S&¤§c.ZM,p.w. therein, and inserting in lieu thereof the word "three" so that when °m°“ ‘ amended said section will read as follows: Every officer, soldier, seaman, and marine who was disabled during the war for the suppression of the rebellion, in the military or naval service, and in the line of duty, or in consequence of wounds received or disease contracted therein, and who was furnished by the War Department since the seventeenth day of June, eighteen hundred an sevent , with an artificial limb or apparatus for resection, who was entitled to receive such limb or apparatus since said date, shall be entitled to receive a new limb or apparatus at the expiration of every three years thereafter, under such re lations as ave been or may be prescribed by ` the Surgeon-Generafqdf the Army. Approved, March 3, 1891. " CHAP. 563.-An act to provide for the payment of bonds of the District of Co M¤¢¤ 8- 1891- lumbia falling due July first, eighteen hundred- and ninety-one and July first and "U""`";` twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninetv—two. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Treasurer narmcroccoxuruum. of the United States, ex officio commissioner of the sinking fund of ` the District of Columbia, is hereby directed to cause bonds to be rms or tereyesr re ared in sums of one hundred, five hundred, and one thousand '““‘"““ "°““’· dollars, to be designated as ten-year funding bonds of the District of Columbia, bearing interest at the rate of three and fifty hundredths Interest asc per per centum per annum, payable half yearly on the Hrsl days of July °°“'· and January in each year. Such bonds shall be redeemab e at pleas- Redeemahle after ure after two years and payable ten years after the date of their §,‘Q§gf°*’“*"° “"*"‘°" issue. The principal and interest thereon shall be exempt from tax- Neiman1e. ation by Fe< eral, tate, or municipal authority, and the faith of the United States is hereby pledged that the United States will, by pro- P,,ymm_ portional appropriations and by causing to be levied upon the property within said District such taxes as will do so, provide the revenues necessary to pay the interest on said bonds as the same may become due and payable, and create a sinking fund for the payment of the same at maturity; and the bonds shall have set forth and expressed on their face the above specined conditions, and the principal and interest thereon shall be made payable at the Treasury of the United States. Said bonds shall be engraved and printed at the expense of the P¤>p¤rm¤¤,ew.,<>r District of Columbia, shall be signed y the Treasurer of the United b°"°“‘