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STATUTES

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

PASSED AT THE

FIRST SESSION OF THE SIXTY-FIFTH CONGRESS,

1917,

AND

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS OF THE TWO HOUSES OF CONGRESS, RECENT TREATIES

AND EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATIONS.

EDITED, PRINTED, AND PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS,

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

WASHINGTON:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFIOE.

1917.

LIST

OF THE

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PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF CONGRESS

CONTAINED IN THIS VOLUME.

LAWS OF THE SIXTY-FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

STATUTE I.-1917.

Page.

War with Germany. Joint Resolution Declaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial

German Government and the Government and the people of the United States and making

provision to prosecute the same. April 6, 1917...... Appropriations, Congressional. An Act Making appropriations for certain expenses incident to the

first session of the Sixty-fifth Congress, and for other purposes. April 11, 1917............. Appropriations, deficiencies. An Act Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropria

tions for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and prior

fiscal years, and for other purposes. April 17, 1917.. Liberty bonds, etc. An Act To authorize an issue of bonds to meet expenditures for the national

security and defense, and, for the purpose of assisting in the prosecution of the war, to extend

credit to foreign governments, and for other purposes. April 24, 1917......... Naval Fleet Reserve. An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act making appropriations for the

naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seventeen,

and for other purposes," relative to the Fleet Naval Reserve. April 25, 1917............... Navy enlistments. An Act To provide for the extension of minority enlistments in the naval service.

April 25, 1917....... Hydrographic Office. An Act To authorize the detail of additional officers to the Hydrographic

Office. April 25, 1917........ Nary, midshipmen. An Act To increase the number of midshipmen at the Naval Academy until

September first, nineteen hundred and eighteen. April 25, 1917...... Naval Reserve officers. An Act To increase the age limit for persons appointed as officers in the

Naval Reserve. April 25, 1917..... District of Columbia, Odd Fellows Hall. An Act To amend an Act approved June twenty-ninth,

nineteen hundred and six, and entitled “An Act to authorize the Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the District of Columbia to sell, hold, and convey certain

real estate." April 30, 1917......... Enlistment of aliens. An Act To amend section ten of chapter two of the Criminal Code. May 7,

1917.......................................................... Appropriations, Army. An Act Making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal

year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and for other purposes. May

12, 1917.. Enemy vessels. Joint Resolution Authorizing the President to take over for the United States the

possession and title of any vessel within its jurisdiction, which at the time of coming therein was owned in whole or in part by any corporation, citizen, or subject of any nation with which the United States may be at war, or was under register of any such nation, and for

other purposes. May 12, 1917... Army emergency increase. An Act To authorize the President to increase temporarily the Military

Establishment of the United States. May 18, 1917..... Bridge, Mississippi River. An Act Authorizing the county of Morrison, Minnesota, to construct

a bridge across the Mississippi River in said county. May 22, 1917.... Bridge, Mississippi River. An Act Authorizing the city of Bemidji, Minnesota, to construct a

bridge across the Mississippi River at or near that place. May 22, 1917.... Naval Reserve Force, insular possessions. An Act To amend an Act entitled “An Act making

appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen
hundred and seventeen, and for other purposes," relative to enrollments in the Naval

Reserve Force. May 22, 1917........
Bridge, Wabash River. An Act Granting consent to Ernest B. Denison, A. J. Barchfield, and

Ethan I. Dodds to construct a bridge across the Wabash River within or near the city limits

of the city of Vincennes, Indiana. May 22, 1917..... Nary increase. An Act To temporarily increase the commissioned and warrant and enlisted

strength of the Navy and Marine Corps, and for other purposes. May 22, 1917............

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