Select Statutes and Other Documents: Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1861-1898

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now residing in said District, including those to be liberated by this act, as may desire to emigrate to the Republics of Hayti or Liberia, or such other country beyond the limits of the United States as the President may determine: Provided, The expenditure for this purpose shall not exceed one hundred dollars for each emigrant.

SEC. 12. And be it further enacted, That all acts of Congress and all laws of the State of Maryland in force in said District, and all ordinances of the cities of Washington and Georgetown, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, April 16, 1862.


No. 19. Collection of Direct Taxes in Insur-rectionary States
June 7, 1862

A BILL for the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary States was introduced in the Senate, April 29, 1862, by James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin, and passed with amendments, May 12, by a vote of 32 to 3. The House added numerous amendments, mainly verbal, and passed the bill May 28, by a vote of 98 to 17. June 2 the Senate agreed, with an amendment, to the bill as passed by the House. The House concurred in the action of the Senate, and on the 7th the act was approved. A proclamation under section two of the act was issued July 1.

REFERENCES. - Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XII, 422-426. For the. proceedings see the House and Senate Journals, 37th Cong., 2d Sess., and the Cong. Globe. On the collection of direct taxes in the South see House Exec. Doc. 133, 39th Cong., 1st Sess.; House Report 908, 45th Cong., 2d Sess.; House Report 168, 46th Cong., 2d Sess.; acts of May 9 and June 8, 1872.

An Act for the Collection of direct Taxes in Insurrectionary Districts within the United States, and for other Purposes.

Be it enacted . . ., That when in any State or Territory, or in any portion of any State or Territory, by reason of insurrection or rebellion, the civil authority of the Government of the United States is obstructed so that the provisions of the act entitled "An

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