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Proviso.

associations designated as temporary depositaries of pub lic money shall pay upon all sums of public money de posited in such associations interest at such rate as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, not less, however, than one per centum per annum upon the averag monthly amount of such deposits: Provided, however, Safe keeping That nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to change or modify the obligation of any association or any of its officers for the safe-keeping of public money: Pr Uniform in- vided further, That the rate of interest charged upon such deposits shall be equal and uniform throughout the United States.

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Appropria

SEC. 16. That a sum sufficient to carry out the purposes of the preceding sections of this Act is hereby appropri ated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap propriated.

National Monetary Commis

SEC. 17. That a Commission is hereby created, to be sion created. called the "National Monetary Commission," to be com Appointment. posed of nine members of the Senate, to be appointed by the Presiding Officer thereof, and nine members of the House of Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker thereof; and any vacancy on the Commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. SEC. 18. That it shall be the duty of this Commission to monetary sys-inquire into and report to Congress at the earliest date

Inquiry as to changes in

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practicable, what changes are necessary or desirable i the monetary system of the United States or in the la relating to banking and currency, and for this purp Authority. they are authorized to sit during the sessions or recess of Congress, at such times and places as they may deem desirable, to send for persons and papers, to administer oaths, to summons and compel the attendance of witnesses. and to employ a disbursing officer and such secretaries. experts, stenographers, messengers, and other assistants as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes for which said Commission was created. The Commission sha have the power, through subcommittee or otherwise, to examine witnesses and to make such investigations and examinations, in this or other countries, of the subjects committed to their charge as they shall deem necessary.

SEC. 19. That a sum sufficient to carry out the purpos of sections seventeen and eighteen of this Act, and to pay the necessary expenses of the Commission and its members, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the

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Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Said appropriation shall be immediately available and shall be paid out on the audit and order of the chairman or acting chairman of said Commission, which audit and order shall be conclusive and binding upon all Departments as to the correctness of the accounts of such Commission.

Immediately available.

Accounts.

of act.

SEC. 20. That this Act shall expire by limitation on the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and fourteen. Approved, May 30, 1908.

Termination

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INDEX.

Decimal system established...

Of money borrowed or emitted to be transmitted to States (Confederation)
Between United States and the States, board established to settle..

Time of settlement extended...
Money of, how expressed...
Public, prompt settlement of..
Sinking fund, to be rendered..
ACTS OF CONGRESS:

May 27, 1796, limitation of..

December 23, 1857, revived and reenacted

March 3, 1865, to be continued, except as to repeal (see Repeal)

ADVERTISE:

Amount of specie at depositaries to be published..

DVERTISEMENT:

Purchase of metal for minor coinage by..............

DVERTISING:

Loans...

Sale of stock.

Statement of Treasury notes to be published
GENCY FOR DEPOSITS AND DISBURSEMENTS.

GENTS:

Secretary of the Treasury to prescribe regulations governing..
To be appointed in London or Amsterdam..........
To sell stock; commissions...........

Treasury notes; commissions.

LABAMA CLAIMS:

Adulterating gold dust, etc...
Forgery and counterfeiting in
Joining parts of notes, etc..
Signature to bank notes, etc.
LOY (see also COIN):

(See Designated depositaries.)

Award to be used to pay public debt

Issue and cancellation of bonds authorized to pay judgments; balance...
Sale of bonds for payment

LASKA:

Charge for...

Coin, regulation of

Copper, charged to melter and refiner
ERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND:
Investment in 4 per cent bonds for use of
Trust fund created.....

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140

538

153, 155, 158, 159

131, 148
153

567

1

15, 16

17
479

97, 312

26

71
69

76, 80, 81, 84, 86, 94, 103, 128, 131

82, 85, 90

486

178

192

208
232

237

610

609, 610, 703

704
704

516, 537
473, 502, 534, 535, 555
542, 562

241
262

529

241

262

180, 204, 249

257
231

187

164, 167
579
266

80, 81

485, 487
687, 688

APPROPRIATION-Continued.

Currency act, to carry out additional..

Debt bearing 6 per cent interest, additional to the sinking fund to pay.
Debts, to pay, certain funds may be changed....
Debt, of duties, etc., to pay.

Of funds to pay.

For purchase, etc., of funded, repealed

To pay

Amount equal to interest on certain bonds, to pay.
Deficiency and expenses, to make up certain..
Duties, of surplus..

Interest on loans, to pay.

Repayable from duties..

On foreign and other loans, excess duties to pay.

On public debt, of duties to pay.
Duties and interest, to pay..

To pay to Bank of United States.

Of surplus duties to pay.

And principal, of surplus duties to pay.
And principal of debt, to sinking fund to pay.
On stock issued to France...

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Conference, International..

Notes, engraving, printing, etc.

Securities, defining and limiting, expenses of issue, etc

Notes, etc., issue, reissue, etc., of...
Sinking fund, continuance of, to....

Specific, to be applied under direction of commissioners of
Additional, to..

Of revenues to..

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Printing large, in lieu of small..

Permanent annual, for interest, principal, sinking fund, etc. (sec. 3689,
R. S.)

Of silver, restriction

Of minor coin...

Of coins to Hawaii

73, 74, 75, 81, 82, 85,

Treasury notes, to reimburse or purchase

To pay for certain purloined

For issuing and reissuing
To issue..

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