1879-1880


Joint resolution reviving the interior department and the act providing for the education and incorporation of the aborigines (1880, p. 3)

Resolution reimbursing [one hundred seventy six dollars and seventy five cents to] Lieutenant Commander J[ohn] S. Harris, L[iberian].N[avy] (1880, pp. 3-4)

A resolution reviving the charter of the city of Buchanan in the county of Grand Bassa (1880, p. 4)

Resolution restoring J.A. Neal and Major Tubman of Maryland County to citizenship and repealing the second section of the resolution approved January 22nd, 1870 for the relief of Cato Sims of Monsterrado (1880, pp. 4-5)

Resolution restricting the president to conform to a certain rule touching resignations of accounting officials of this government [requiring audits before resignations may be accepted] (1880, p. 5)

An act for the relief of the government [requiring payment of duties in gold, silver or copper coins and authorizing the secretary of the treasury to negotiate loans from local merchants and other citizens at eight percent interest (1880, pp. 5-7)

Supplementary act to the act for the relief of government (1880, pp. 7-8)

Joint resolution of thanks to the government of the United States of America and an expression of gratitude to Commodore R.W. Shufedt, U[nited] S[tates] N[avy, of the “Ticonderoga” for their role in the settlement of the northwest boundary, previously questioned by Britain] (1880, p. 8)

An act to amend an act entitled “An act to amend an act establishing the judiciary and fixing the powers common to the several courts” (1880, pp. 9-10)

A resolution [providing one hundred dollars annually] for the special relief of Elizabeth A. Griggs, widow of the late Robert L. Griggs, of Grand Bassa County (1880, p. 10)

An act authorizing the secretary of treasury to enter into arrangements for the striking off [fifty thousand dollars] of currency and copper coin (1880, pp. 10-11)

A joint resolution authorizing the secretary of the treasury to grant letters of credit upon the treasury or sub-treasuries of this Republic for moneys borrowed under the act “An act for the relief of government” [making it a crime for officials to issue false letters of credit] (1880, p. 11)

An act to enable the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Republic of Liberia and its subordinate lodges to make, hold and convey real and personal estate [naming William M. Davis (grand master), Thomas G. Fuller (deputy grand mason), James B. Yates (senior grand warden) and Solomon C. Fuller (junior grand warden), at the national level; James E. Moore (master), James B. McGill (senior warden) and Gabriel D. Moore (junior warden), of the Oriental Lodge of Monrovia; George W. Dixon (senior warden) and Daniel Ware (junior warden) of Saint Paul’s Lodge of St. Paul’s River; Robert A.M. Deputie (master), William N. Williams (senior warden) and James J. Morris (junior warden) of the St. John’s Lodge of Monrovia; Jacob J. Ross (master), Jacob C. Franze (senior warden) and James N. Lewis (junior warden) of Excelsior Lodge, Sinoe County; Hamilton C. Russ (master) and Henry P. Hall (senior warden) of the Rising Sun Lodge of Grand Bassa County; and James M. Thompson (master), Daniel F. Wilson (senior warden) and Samuel D. Ferguson (junior warden) of the Morning Star Lodge, Harper, Maryland County] (1880, pp. 11-14)

Supplementary act to “An act for the relief of government [deeming it a misdemeanor for superintendents to make unappropriated withdrawal from the treasury] (1880, p. 14)

An act to repeal “An act to reduce the amount of paper currency now in circulation” approved February 7th, 1878 (1880, p. 15)

A resolution authorizing the secretary of the treasury to immediately pay over any and all monies now in his possession or in the treasury arising from the sale of produce paid on account of the one-tenth of the revenue set aside for the liquidation of foreign claims (1880, pp. 15-16)

Resolution authorizing the sale of the government vessel “Emmy” (1880, p. 16)

Resolution to authorize the board of trustee of Liberia College to remove said institution and establish [preparatory schools as] branches thereof in the counties (1880, pp. 16-17)

Resolution [authorizing payment of ninety six dollars annually] for the special relief of Richard Nelson [who lost both eyes while firing a national salute] (1880, p. 17)

Resolution authorizing the president to instruct the superintendent of Maryland County to select a suitable town lot for the use of the corporation of the city of Harper on which to erect a market house (1880, p. 17)

An act to amend an act entitled “An act amendatory and supplementary to an act regulating the payment of duties,” passed and approved January 5th 1879 [ordering that the ten percent revenue set-aside for foreign claims to paid in silver and gold coins, not produce} (1880, p. 18)

Joint resolution of thanks to the Liberian members of the mixed commission on the Liberian northwest boundary question [naming commissioners William M. Davis and John W. Worrell and secretary Alfred B. King, the latter two having died by this date] (1880, p. 18)

A joint resolution authorizing the secretary of the treasury to grant letters of credit upon the treasury or sub-treasuries of this republic for moneys borrowed under the act “An act for the relief of government” (1880, p. 19)

A joint resolution authorizing the secretary of state of the Republic of Liberia to solicit the kind offices of the United States of America as well as other nations with whom the Republic of Liberia is in treaty stipulations in reference to the northwestern boundary question [sending a copy of the Committee on Foreign Affairs report] (1880, p. 19)

An act providing for the restricting the payment of import and export duties in each county of this Republic (1880, p. 19-20?)****

Acts passed by the legislature of the Republic of Liberia during the session 1879-1880. Published by authority Monrovia: T.W. Howard, printer, Government Printing Office, 1880. Page 20 (and beyond) marked **** is missing from the copy of the Acts used to compile this index.

1888-1889

[A resolution appropriating two hundred and fifty dollars for rebuilding...

1887-1888

Joint resolution making appropriation [three hundred dollars] for defraying the...

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