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LA W S

OF

THE UNITED STATES

PASSED AT

THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FORTIETH CONGRESS.

(Public-No. 1.] AN ACT granting a certain right of way to the Hudson River West Shore Railroad Company,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent of the United States is hereby given to the Hudson River West Shore Railroad Company to locate, construct, and operate its railroad on the Shore line, across the property belonging to the government at West Point, in the State of New York, upon such location and under such regulations as shall be approved by the Secretary of War.

Approved December 14, 1867.

[PUBLIC_No. 2.) AN ACT to provide for changing of names of persons in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Samuel Chase Barney, jr., of the District of Columbia, be, and he is hereby, authorized to change his name to Samuel Chase De Krafft, and that this act shall take effect from December first, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person being a resident of the District of Columbia, being desirous to have his or her name changed, may file a petition in the supreme court of the said District of Columbia, setting forth therein the reasons therefor, and also the name desired to be assumed; notice of the filing of such petition containing the substance and prayer thereof shall be published for three consecutive weeks in some newspaper in general circulation published in said District, prior to the hearing of said petition. The said supreme court, or the justice holding the civil term thereof, on proof of such notice, and upon such showing as may be deemed satisfactory, may change the name of such applicant according to the prayer of such petition.

Approved December 20, 1867.

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[PUBLIC-No. 3.] AN ACT to prevent frauds in the collection of the tax on distilled spirits. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act no distilled spirits shall be withdrawn or removed from any warehouse for the

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