1865, December

A resolution providing for the purchase of a steam vessel for revenue service and to abrogate the former resolution for that purpose (1863, pp. 5-6)

An act pertaining to bounty land (1863, pp. 6-7)An act supplementary to “An act authorizing the appointment of surveyors for each county and defining their duties” (1863, pp. 7-8)

An act authorizing the appointment of commissioners to select a site in the interior for the seat of government (1863, pp. 7-8)

An act divorcing Rebecca Overton and Edward Overton (1863, p. 8)
Act appropriating forty dollars annually to William Morris of the city of Monrovia (1863, p. 9)

An act mendatory to an act chartering the township of Edina (1862, p. 9)

A resolution extending “Printing Street” to Shepard’s Lake” in the county of Maryland (1863, p. 9)

A resolution to authorize the issue of an additional amount of engraved bills (1863, p. 10)

A resolution providing for the closing up the recaptured African business (1863, p. 10)

An act confining and restricting foreign vessels to ports of entry (1863, p. 11)

An act for the reservation of public lands (1863, pp. 11-12)

An act for the relief of military officers (1862, p. 12)

An act divorcing Jacob M. Moore and Ann M. Moore, his wife (1862, pp. 12-13)

An act to divorce Thomas E. Dillon and Elizabeth Dillon (1863, p. 13)

A resolution ratifying the treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation between the Republic of Liberia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (1863, pp. 13-14)

An act amendatory to an “Act to regulate the militia” (1863, p. 14)

An act supplementary to an act creating post offices and post masters in each county of this Republic (1863, p. 14)

An act for the relief of James McCray [providing twenty-four dollars annually] (186?, p. 14-15)

A resolution restoring John Houston of Clay-Ashland to citizenship (1863, p. 15)

An act chartering the Union Mechanic Association of Monrovia [naming as founding members: Henry E. Fuller, Gaston Killian, Thomas Roe, R.A. Sherman, S.C. Fuller, John Fuller, Thomas G. Fuller, Beverly R. WIlson, Edward C. Brown, F.P. David, I. Brown, Robert Hill, Henry Underwood, Jesse Sharp, D.B. Warner, J.W. Hilton and G.H. Mason] (1863, p. 15-16)

An act authorizing the president to adopt measures for entering into friendly relations and holding regular official intercourse with the native tribes in the different counties (1863, p. 16-17)

An act inducing citizens of other parts of Liberia to emigrate to the counties of Maryland and Sinoe in Liberia (1864, pp. 17-18)

An act authorizing the president to employ the vessels or boats of citizens of Liberia in the service and commission officers for the same (1864, p. 18)

Resolution ratifying a treaty of “Amity, commerce and navigation” between the Republic of Liberia and his majesty the king of Sweden and Norway (1864, p. 19)

A resolution authorizing and providing [eleven hundred dollars] for furniture for the president’s mansion (1864, p. 19)

A resolution providing for and authorizing the repairs of the “Liberia Schooner Quail” (1864, p. 20)

An act repealing an act entitled an act amendatory to an act regulating the militia (1864, p. 20)

Resolution suspending for five years an act entitled an act providing for a National Fair (1864, pp. 20-21)

An act to authorize the secretary of the treasury to effect a loan of currency now in circulation to the amount of seventy five thousand dollars (1864, p. 21)

An act authorizing the president to settle two hundred recaptive Africans in Maryland County (186?, pp. 21-22)

An act amendatory to “An act authorizing the establishment of a uniform currency” (1864, pp. 22-23)

A resolution authorizing the president to reimburse J.T. Gibson superintendent of Maryland County for monies expended in purchasing stationary for the government of the Republic (186?, p. 23)

A resolution authorizing the Republic of Liberia to bear all expenses in connection with the burial of Senator St. James Gilchrist (186?, p. 23)

An act suspending that part of an act entitled an act granting Careysburg and Marshall respectively a Provisional Monthly Court (1864, p. 23)

A resolution to relieve Henry P. Taite of Montserrado County, an emigrant from the West Indies [providing Taite and family one hundred dollars and fifty acres of land] (1854 (sic.) [1864?], p. 24)

An act authorizing the president to adopt measures to encourage emigration to Liberia from the West India islands (1894 (sic.) [1864?], p. 24)

Resolution authorizing the president to adopt such measures as will best effect the purpose of placing the inhabitants of the county of Maryland and other portions of the Republic of Liberia permanently in the possession of their farm lands (1864, p. 25)

An act amending an act establishing the judiciary and fixing the powers common to the several courts and repealing portions of an act for the punishment of larceny (1864, p. 25)

Resolution authorizing the president to sign a sufficient amount of engraved bills to defray the entire expenses of the present session of the legislature (186?, pp. 25-26)

An act restoring Allen Brown, Elijah Dill, S.A. Campion, John A. Rolin [of Montserrado County] and others [Jacob Purvis of Grand Bassa; Sandy Coffe, Prince Kennedy and Charles Green of Sinoe; and Sandy Ross of Maryland] to citizenship (1864, p. 26)

An act restoring Gilbert Austin to citizenship (1864, p. 26)

An act chartering the Union Agricultural Enterprise Company of the St. Paul’s River [naming as founding members: Peter M. Page, David Carter, David Kelly, S. George, G.R. Brown, G.W. Dixon, Thomas Howland, G.W. Moore and A. Washington] (1864, pp. 26-27)

An act authorizing the clearing out [of] the creek and its tributaries known as Congoe Creek in Montserrado County also that part of the Poor River adjacent to Grand Butaw and Wyet Creek running from Sinoe River to Settra-Kroo in Sinoe County and a creek or river near Grand Bassa Point, Lower Buchannan, and constructing a bridge over Big Creek in Maryland County (1864, pp. 27-28)

An act divorcing John Luca and Sarah Luca, Urias A. McGill and Angeline E. McGill, R.R. Savage and Marion L. Savage, Samuel Powers and S.E. Powers (1864, p. 28)

An supplementary to an act entitled an act to encourage citizens of other parts of Liberia to settle in Maryland and Sinoe County (1864, p. 29)

An act amendatory to an act entitled an act regulating tax and licenses (1864, p. 29)

Resolution providing for the repairs of the senate chamber (1864, pp. 29-30)

An act for the relief of Francis Davis [providing twenty four dollars annually] (1864, p. 30)

An act restoring Laurina Goode to the rights, etc., of citizenship (1864, p. 30)

An act providing for the funding of the floating debt of the Republic of Liberia and for the redemption of the same(1865, pp. 30-33)

A resolution fixing the adjournment of the present session of the legislature (1864, p. 33)

An act making an appropriation [of fifteen thousand dollars] for the building of a revenue cutter [to be named “Palmas’] at Harper, Maryland County (1864, p. 34)

An act to promote the progress of the arts, manufactures, agriculture and commerce [allowing for the patenting of inventions and discoveries] (1864, pp. 34-37)

An act to authorize the secretary of treasury to destroy by burning all the checks and the defaced and otherwise damaged currency now in the treasury department and any other of that description that may in future be received (1864, p. 37)

A resolution for the relief of the several counties [providing fifteen thousand dollars for the hiring of foreign man-of wars to protect Sinoe and Grand Bassa counties] (1864, pp. 37-38)

Resolution for the survey of this line between Clay-Ashland and Virginia (1864, p. 38)

An act to incorporate the Carysburg Livestock Company [naming Armistead Miller, William H. Dennis, Moses Coleman, Philip E. Twine and Benjamin Hornsby as founding members] (1865, pp. 38-39)

An act providing [fifteen hundred dollars] for the erection of light houses in the counties of Grand Bassa and Sinou (1865, pp. 39-40)

A resolution for the relief of the government [providing one hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the purchase of lumber or timber] (1865, p. 40)

An act to amend an act entitled an act amendatory to an act to regulate the militia (1865, p. 41)

A memorial to the president to have adjusted the public accounts [ordering the establishment of a commission to examine and adjust the accounts of ex-secretary of treasury Anderson] (1865, pp. 41-42)

An act amendatory to an act entitled an act confining and restricting foreign vessels to “ports of entry” (186?, p. 42)

An act destroying by burning one half of the demand currency notes made payable in gold or silver coin by the treasury of Liberia and all checks, treasury script and other papers showing government indebtedness that have been redeemed by government up to December 31, 1865 (186?, pp. 43-45)

An act to prevent the further issue of treasury notes as are being now issued under the act providing for the funding of the floating debt of the Republic of Liberia and authorizing the issue of treasury notes of the Republic of Liberia and for the redemption of the same, approved January 2, 1864, and for the redemption of such notes already issued (1865, pp. 45-46)

An act to change the venue from one county to another in civil cases (186?, pp. 46-47)

An act supplementary to an act to amend an act regulating taxes and licenses (186?, pp. 47-48)

An act authorizing the secretary of the treasury to pay certain individuals, citizens of Europe and the United States of America [paying three hundred and ninety three dollars and five cents to J.M. Harriott, Liverpool, England; one thousand dollars to James Hall, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; nine hundred and sixty dollars to C. Woormann, Hamburg; and one thousand dollars to Henry Muller] (186?, p. 48)

“Acts passed during the session, December 1863,” Acts of the Legislature of the Republic of Liberia passed during the sessions 1863-1865, inclusive. Monrovia: G. Killian, Printer, Liberia Herald Office, 1866 (Check this citation)

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