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1878, Sefrt. 25.
Gift of
Parf. William Everett,
of Cambridge.
(H. U. 1837.)

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by

H. D. JOHNSON AND W. C. REDDALL,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Columbia.

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THE importance of a compilation which should combine a simple arrangement of the laws of the United States relative to Naturalization, Emigrants and Emigrant vessels, with the statutes of the several States touching the importation of paupers, convicts, &c., has induced the compilers to prepare the present volume, to which they have devoted the occasional hours not required by their public duties.

In addition to the above-named subjects will be found much valuable matter pertaining to the privileges and liabilities of citizens, both native and alien, and all the extradition treaties now in force.

The compilers have aimed to make it a useful book of reference to all classes of the community, particularly to such persons as design to become citizens, to Merchants, to Ship-masters engaged in transporting emigrants from the old world-who are often unaware of their legal responsibilities in carrying passengers-and to officers of the Government at home and

abroad.

The matter introduced has been collected and compared with care, and the volume is put forth under the sanction and approbation of the honorable Secretary of State.

WASHINGTON, D. C.

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CALIFORNIA.

Law of California passed April 11, 1850, relative to the importation of convicts. 77

Law of California passed May 3, 1853, on vessels bringing passengers and

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Qualifications necessary to exercise the right of suffrage in.................................

Answer of, to Virginia Resolutions of 1798.......
COMMERCIAL AGENTS AND CONSULS, Extract from circular of Depart-

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Act of, approved May 26, 1824, in further addition to previous acts on natu-

ralization..........

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Act of, approved May 24, 1828, to amend the acts concerning naturalization. 10
Act of, approved June 26, 1848, to amend the act of March 3, 1813.............................
Act of, approved February 10, 1855, to secure citizenship to certain children. 12

CONGRESS.

Act of, approved March 2, 1819, regulating passenger ships and vessels........
Act of, approved February 22, 1847, to regulate the carriage of passengers in
merchant vessels.......

Representatives, qualifications of, and how chosen......

Apportionment of representatives and direct taxes.

Census to be taken every ten years.........

Vacancies in representation-how to be filled.............................
Representatives to choose officers and bring impeachments..
Senate how chosen, and classification of its members........

Vacancies how filled..........

Qualification of senators......

Vice President to be presiding officer of Senate..

Officers of Senate..........

Act of, approved March 2, 1847, amendatory of last recited act...

Act of, approved January 31, 1848, exempting American Colonization Society
vessels from effect of previous acts...........

Act of, approved May 17, 1848, providing for the ventilation of passenger
vessels, &c..........

Act of, approved March 3, 1849, extending the provisions of all laws regula-
ting the carriage of passengers...

Act of, approved March 3, 1855, regulating the carriage of passengers on
steamships, &c........

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Act of, approved July 7, 1838, for the better security of the lives of passengers. 39
Act of, approved March 3, 1843, amendatory of last recited act..........
Act of, approved August 30, 1852, further amendatory of act of July 7, 1838. 45
Resolution of July 7, 1786, asking revision of act of cession.......

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Ordinance of 1787 as passed by.................

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Resolutions of October 10, 1780......

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Resolutions of April 23, 1784.........
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

Preamble

Trial of impeachments and judgment and effect of...
Elections when and how held......

Congress to assemble annually..
Elections how judged..........................

Provision as to absent members, rules, quorum and expulsion......
Journal to be kept and published, and yeas and nays to be taken.....................

Adjournments......

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Compensation and privileges of members...............

Members cannot be appointed to office, nor can officer be a member................
Revenue bills..........

Bills to be presented to the President and his power over them................

Proceedings on his veto..........

Bills to be laws if not returned in ten days....

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Joint orders or resolutions to be approved by the President..........
Powers of Congress.........

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