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

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Senate by a vote of 49 to 5, and in the House without a division. The bill became law without the approval of the President.

REFERENCES. -- Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XXIV, 634, 635. For the proceedings see the House and Senate Journals, 49th Cong., 1st and 2d Sess., and the Cong. Record. The report submitted in the House January 15, 1887, is House Report 3616, 49th Cong., 2d Sesss.

An act for the retirement and recoinage of the trade-dollar.

Be it enacted . . . , That for a period of six months after the passage of this act, United States trade-dollars, if not defaced, mutilated, or stamped, shall be received at the office of the Treasurer, or any assistant treasurer of the United States in exchange for a like amount, dollar for dollar, of standard silver dollars, or of subsidiary coins of the United States.

SEC. 2. That the trade-dollars received by, paid to, or deposited with the Treasurer or any assistant treasurer or national depositary of the United States shall not be paid out or in any other manner issued, but, at the expense of the United States, shall be transmitted to the coinage mints and recoined into standard silver dollars or subsidiary coin, at the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That the trade-dollars recoined under this act shall not be counted as part of the silver bullion required to be purchased and coined into standard dollars as required by the act of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and seventyeight.

SEC. 3. That all laws and parts of laws authorizing the coinage and issuance of United States trade-dollars are hereby repealed.


No. 118. Anti-Polygamy Act
March 3, 1887

IN his annual message of December 8, 1885, President Cleveland called attention to the continued spread of Mormonism and polygamy, and the need of further legislation. On the same day a bill to amend the act of March 22, 1882 [No. 105], was introduced in the Senate by Edmunds of Vermont. On

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