1870, December

An act authorizing specific duties on certain articles imported into the Republic of Liberia and the collection of the same (1870, pp. 3-4)

An act to repeal an act defining the payment of duties etc., etc. (1870, pp. 4-5)

An act incorporating the Palm Grove Cemetery Company of Monrovia [consisting of two acres opposite the public burial ground with Henry Wesley Dennis, Charles Benjamin Dunbar and William McCall Davis of Monrovia named as members of the corporation] (1870, pp. 5-6)

An act authorizing the negotiation of a loan [of three hundred thousand to five hundred thousand dollars in gold or silver coins, to be paid by a one dollar excise tax on each male citizen] (1870, pp. 6-7)

An act creating commissioner of internal revenue [to whom all tax collectors will report] (1870, p. 7)

An amendatory act to an act establishing the judiciary and fixing the powers common to the several courts (1870, p. 8)

An act declaring certain days to be national holidays [namely July 26 as Independence Day and the first Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day] (1870, p. 9-10)

Resolution ratifying the appointment of Honorable J.J. Roberts, Minister Plenipotentiary and also his negotiation for arms, munitions of war, etc., etc., and the distribution of the same in the leeward counties of this Republic (1870, pp. 10-11)

An act to remove the county seat to the township of Clay Ashland, St. Paul’s River [appropriating four thousand dollars for the construction of a county court house and jail in Clay Ashland and ordering the destruction of the building in Monrovia which to date housed the court house and Senate chamber (1870, pp. 11-12)

A resolution to amend the law regulating appeals and also the law defining certain crimes and relating to the punishment of crimes (1870, pp. 12-13)

A resolution authorizing the secretary of the treasury to pay [two hundred and sixty two dollars to] Captain Andrew M. Jackson and other certain individuals being [fifty six] persons who at the call of the government volunteered their services for the defence of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia (1870, p. 13)

A resolution declaring the opinion of the people on the Constitutional amendment [authorizing referendum on the first Tuesday of May, 1870] (1870, p. 13)

A joint resolution for the relief of the corporation of the city of Monrovia [authorizing the secretary of state to substitute for the city recorder in the local election] (1870, p. 14)

[A resolution authorizing the secretary of treasury to pay E.M. Morris three year’s interest in advance on money deposited in the treasury by her late husband, Edward] (1870, p. 14)

An act to set apart a piece of land known as Court House Square Buchanan, Grand Bassa County (1870, pp. 14-15)

A resolution for the relief of Cato Sims of Montserrado County [restoring hims to all the rights and privileges of citizenship] (1870, p. 15)

An act for the relief of the settlement of Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount (1870, pp. 15-16)

Acts passed by the legislature of the Republic of Liberia during the session 1869-1870. Published by authority Monrovia: Government Printing Office, 1870.

WRITTEN BY: Patrick