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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ons. 23, 24. 1896. 9 spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence, by the acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by the encouragement of historical research in relation to the Revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics, and of the records of the individual services of Revolutionary soldiers and patriots, and by the promotion of celebrations of aH patriotic anniversaries; to carry out the injunction of Washington, in his farewell address to the American people, “ to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diifusion of knowledge," thus developing an enlightened public opinion and aifording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens; to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty. SEO. 2. That said society is authorized to hold real and personal estate Property limit in the United States, so far only as may be necessaryto its lawful ends, to an amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, and may adopt a constitution and make by-laws not inconsistent with law, and may adopt a seal. Said society shall have its headquarters or principal nsaxqumm. office at Washington, in the District of Columbia. ‘ SEO. 3. That said society shall report annually to the Secretary of _ R°P°Yt of proceedthe Smithsonian Institution concerning its proceedings, and said See m" ` retary shall communicate to Congress such portion thereof as he may deem of national interest and importance. The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to permit said national society to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material Mmmmspts, eu. for history in the Smithsonian Institution or in the National Museum, at their discretion, upon such conditions and under such rules as they shall prescribe. Approved, February 20, 1896. CHAP. 24.-An Act To extend the mineral-land laws of the United States to February 20, 1896. lands embraced in the north half of the Colville Indian Reservation. ···—·-—·-··-— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stateaof America in Congress assembled, That the mineral-land laws of ,,,€§{§,*,l1°V{y’jE{,f“ R"' the United States be, and are hereby, extended so as to apply to all Mi¤¤°r31·¤•¤¤ kn lands embraced within the Colville Indian Reservation, namely: Begin- °‘L*’,,’;‘,1,,.,f,‘?· ning at a point on the eastern boundary line of the Colville Indian Reservation, where the township line between townships thirty-four and thirty-tive north, of range thirty-seven east, of the Willamette meridian, if extended west would intersect the same, said point being in the middle of the channel of the Columbia River, and running thence west parallel with the forty-ninth parallel of latitude to the western boundary line of said Colville Indian Reservation in the Okanagan River, thence north following the said western boundary line to the said forty-ninth parallel of latitude, thence east along the said forty- ninth parallel of latitude to the northeast corner of the said Colville Indian Reservation, thence south following the eastern boundary of said reservation to the place of beginning: Provided, That the land mréxce M used and occupied for school purposes at what is known as Touasket vcr 2-:,p.J ` School, on Bonapart Creek, and the site of the sawmill, gristmill, and other mill property on said reservation, is hereby reserved from the operation of this Act, unless other lands are selected in lieu thereof as provided in section six of the Act which became a law, without the approval of the President, July first, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, entitled “An Act to provide for the opening of a part of the Colville Reservation in the State of Washington, and for other purposes." Approved, February 20, 1896.