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57TH CONGRESS, ( HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. J DOCUMENT 2d Session.

No. 2.

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ACTS OF THE PHILIPPINE COMMISSION.

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lima 2 64-424

WASHINGTON:

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.

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NOTE.

The acts of the Philippine Commission numbered from 1 to 263, inclusive, enacted between September 12, 1900, and October 11, 1901, were published in the Annual Reports of the War Department for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1901 (Vol. I, part 10), and the present volume contains acts numbered from 264 to 424, inclusive, passed during the period embraced between October 14, 1901, and July

1902.

On July 1, 1902, the act of Congress entitled “An act temporarily to provide for the administration of the affairs of civil government in the Philippine Islands, and for other purposes,” was approved by the President, and provided in section 1 that the enacting clause of all future laws passed by the Philippine Commission should read, “By authority of the United States be it enacted by the Philippine Commission.” Prior to the passage of the act of July 1, 1902, the enacting clause of all acts passed by the Philippine Commission read, “By authority of the President of the United States be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission.”

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