roads and transportation companies of the United States for transportation tickets, to be furnished to such immigrants, and to be paid for by them, and shall, under such rules as may be prescribed by the commissioner of immigration, protect such immigrants from imposition and fraud, and shall furnish them such information and facilities as will enable them to proceed in the cheapest and most expeditious manner to the place of their destination. And such superintendent of immigration shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the commissioner of immigration: Provided, That the duties hereby imposed upon the superintendent in the city of New York shall not be held to effect the powers and duties of the commissioner of immigration of the State of New York; and it shall be the duty of said superintendent in the city of New York to see that the provisions of the act commonly known as the passenger act are strictly complied with, and all breaches thereof punished according to law.
APPROVED, July 4, 1864.
July 8, 1864
DECEMBER 15, 1863, on motion of Henry Winter Davis of Maryland, so much of Lincoln's message of December 8 as related "to the duty of the United States to guaranty a republican form of government to the States in which the governments recognized by the United States have been abrogated or overthrown" was referred, by a vote of 91 to 80, to a select committee of the House, with instructions to report bills to carry into execution the said guarantee. A bill was reported by the committee February 15, 1864, and passed the House May 4 by a vote of 74 to 66. July 1 the Senate, by a vote of 30 to 13, adopted a substitute, proposed by B. Gratz Brown of Missouri, declaring that when the inhabitants of any State had been declared in insurrection by proclamation under the act of July 13, 1861, they should be "incapable of casting any vote for electors of President or Vice President of the United States, or of electing Senators and Representatives in Congress,