« PreviousContinue »
House of Representatives, thirty-two thousand nine hun. For the invalid pensioners under the various laws, in dred dollars.
addition to the unexpended balance of one thousand For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other incidental eight hundred and forty-nine dollars and seventy cente, and contingent expenses of the Senate, thirty-two thou. the sum of three hundred and six thousand one hunsand five hundred and fifty dollars.
dred and twenty-five dollars. For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other contingent For pensions to widows and orphans, seven thousand and incidental expenses of the House of Representatives, five hundred dollars. one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Approved, February 27, 1834. The said two sums last mentioned, to be applied to the payment of the ordinary expenditures of the Senate and AN ACT to change the times for commencing the sessions House of Representatives, severally, and to no other pur.
of the court of the United States in the district of Del. pose. Approved, February 11, 1834.
Be it enacted, &c, That the sessions of the circuit court
and district court of the United States in the district of AN ACT further to continue in force “ An act to authorize Delaware, shall commence at the times hereinafter men. the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch tioned, instead of the times now appointed by law; that of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad into and within the is to say: the sessions of the said circuit court shall comDistrict of Columbia.” Be it enacted, &c., That the period limited and allowed fourth Monday of May, and at Dover on the Tuesday
mence at Newcastle, on the Tuesday next following the to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, within next following the third Monday of October annually; which they are required by the fifth section of the act and the sessions of the said district court shall commence entitled " An act to authorize the extension, construc, at Newcastle on the third Tuesday of June, and second tion, and use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Tuesday of December; and at Dover on the Tuesday Ohio railroad into and within the District of Columbia,", next following the third Monday of March, and the Tuesapproved second March, one thousand eight hundred and day next following the fourth Monday of September an, thirty.one, to commencé the road, and complete one set nually; and that no process, recognizance, or bail bond of tracks, be, and the same is hereby extended, and the returnable to the next term of either of said courts shall the said act shall remain in force, and all the rights and be avoided, or impaired, or affected by this change as to privileges thereby granted shall be vested in said compa, the commencement of said term; but that all process, ny: Provided, They shall commence the said lateral road bail bonds, and recognizances, returnable to the next within one year, and complete the same, with one set of term of either of said courts, shall be returnable and retracks, within four years from the passage of this act.
turned to the said court next held, according to this act, Approved, February 26, 1834.
in the same manner as if so made returnable on the face
thereof, and shall have full effect accordingly, and that AN ACT to authorize Gazaway B. Lamar to import an iron all continuances in either of said courts shall be from the steamboat, in detached parts, with the necessary ma last term to the day appointed by this act for the comchinery, tools, and working utensils therefor, into the mencement of the next session thereof. United States, free from duty, and to provide for the
Approved, March 24, 1834. remission of the same.
Be it enacted, &c., That, for the purpose of making an experiment of the aptitude of iron steamboats for the AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the navigation of shoal waters, Gazaway B. Lamar, of the city army for the year one thousand eight hundred and thir. of Savannah, in the State of Georgia, be, and he is here. ty-four. by, authorized to import an iron steamboat, in detached Be it enacted, &c., That the following sums be, and the parts, with the necessary machinery, tools, and working same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any moutensils, for the same, into the United States, free from duty. ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the collector of support of the army for the year one thousand eight hunthe port of Savannah be, and he is bereby, authorized dred and thirty-four, that is to say: and required to admit to entry, free of duty, the articles For pay of the army and subsistence of officers, one mentioned in the first section of this act, on the exhibi. inillion three hundred and eighty-one thousand seven tion of the invoices and the oath of the said Gazaway B. hundred and seventy-two dollars, including the sum of Lamar, that the said articles are intended for the purpos. ninety-four thousand seven hundred and eighty-sis doles herein before specitied; or to cancel any bond or bonds Jars, arrearages of pay and subsistence for the year one which may be, or may have been, given by the said Gaz. thousand eight hundred and thirty-three. away B. Lamar, for the duties accruing thereon under For forage of officers, fifty-nine thousand one hundred the existing laws.
and seventy-nine dollars. Approved, February 26, 1834.
For clothing for servants of officers, twenty-four thou
sand four hundred and fifty dollars. AN ACT making appropriations for the revolutionary and For subsistence exclusive of that of officers, in addi.
other pensioners of the United States, for the year one tion to an unexpended balance of fifty-five thousand dolthousand eight hundred and thirty-four.
lars, the sum of three hundred and sixty-one thousand Be it cnacled, &c., That the following sums be, and the nine hundred dollars. same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any For clothing of the army, camp, and garrison equip. money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for age, cooking utensils, and liospital furniture, two hundred the pensioners of the United States, for the year one and eighty thousand seven hundred and forty eight dol. thousand eight hundred and thirty-four:
lars. For the revolutionary pensioners under the several acts For payments in lieu of clothing for discharged suldiers prior to that of the seventh of June, one thousand eight for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-four, including hundred and thirty-two, in addition to an unexpended an arrearage in eighteen hundred and thirty-three esti. balance of one hundred and forty-four thousand six hun- mated for by the pay department, forty-five thousand dred and twenty-three dollars and twenty-one cents, the dollars. sum of nine hundred and one thousand six hundred and For the medical and hospital department, thirty-six fifty-six dollars.
thousand fivc bundred dollars.
For various expenses in the quartermaster's depart. | thousand three hundred and eighty-eight dollars unexment, viz: fuel, forage, straw, stationary, blanks, and pended of a former appropriation, six thousand dollars. printing; repairing and enlarging barracks, quarters, For contingent expenses of the recruiting service, in store-houses, and hospitals at the various posts in the addition to six thousand and forty-three dollars, unexUnion; erecting temporary cantonments at such posts as pended of a former appropriation, fourteen thousand shall be occupied during the year, including huls for the dollars. dragoons; materials for the authorized furniture of the For arrearages prior to the first of July, eighteen hunrooms of non-commissioned officers and soldiers, rent of dred and fifteen, pryable through the office of the Third quarters, barracks, and store-houses; postage on publie Auditor, in addition to an unexpended balance in the letters; expenses of courts martial and courts of inquiry, Treasury, three thousand dollars. including ihe compensation of judge advocates, members, To enable the Second Auditor to close the accounts and witnesses; extra pay to soldiers employed in the under the act of third March, eighteen hundred and erection of barracks and quarters and the construction twenty-one, allowing three months' gratuitous pay to disof roads and other constant labor, under an act of Con- banded officers and soldiers, one thousand dollars. gress of the 2d March, eighteen hundred and nineteen; For the payment of the general and staff officers and expenses of expresses from the frontier posts, of escorts six companies of Missouri militia, ordered into service by to paymasters, bire of laborers, and the interment of de- the Governor of that State, in the year eighteen hundred ceased non-commissioned officers and soldiers; compen- and thirty-two, thirty-five thousand dollars. sation to extra clerks in the office of the Quartermaster For paying any balance which may be due for militia General, and in the offices of the quartermasters and as- services, in the Territory of Michigan, in the late war sistants at the several posts, and compensation to tempo- against Black Hawk and his followers, two thousand rary agents; also, for the horses and equipments which dollars. may be required to keep the establishment of the regi. For the payment of Captain McGeorge's company of ment of dragoons complete, three hundred and forty-four Indiana militia for services performed in the year eighteen thousand dollars.
hundred and thirty-two: Provided, The Secretary of War For transportation of clothing from the depot at Phila- shall be satisfied that the said company is entitled thereto, delphia to the stations of the troops; of subsistence from the sum of seven hundred dollars. the places of purchase and the points of delivery under For finishing gun racks and making window shutters to contract, to the posts where they are required to be used; the new arsenal, rebuilding middle water shop, one hunof ordnance from the foundries and arsenals to the forti. dred and ten by fifty feet, and for building a house for fications and frontier posts, and lead from the western steam engine, including a store room for iron, fifty-two mines to the several arsenals; for transportation of the by forty-six feet, at the national ai mory, Springfield, army, including officers when removing with troops either Massachusetts, twelve thousand two hundred dollars. by land or water; freights and ferriages; the purchase or For additional machinery and fixtures at the same ar. hire of horses, oxen, mules, carts, wagons, and boats, for mory, viz: three water wheels for grinding musket bartransportation of troops and supplies, and for garrison rels, six water wheels and twenty-two forges required in purposes; drayage and cartage at the several posts, hire the middle water shop, blast machinery for eleven double of teamsters, transportation of funds for the pay depart. forges, and for the purchase of new and improved labor. ment, and the expenses of sailing a public transport be. saving machinery, seventeen thousand eight hundred doltween the several posts on the Gulf of Mexico, one hun larg. dred and forty-five thousand dollars.
For slating roof and rebuilding water wheel of upper For the allowance to officers for the transportation of workshop, renewing and repairing fences on the public their baggage when travelling on duty without troops, ground, and for painting public buildings at the same and for the per diem to officers on topographical duty, armory, three thousand five hundred dollars. filty-three thousand dollars.
For repairing dam, (and removing obstructions in way For contingencies of the army, ten thousand dollars. of,) supplying the water to the rifle factory on the Shenan
For carrying on the works in the city of Savannah, doah river, at the national armory, Harper's Ferry, VirGeorgia, twenty-five thousand dollars.
ginia, two thousand dollars. For continuing the repairs and alterations of the bar. For the completion of the machinery in the three shops racks and quarters at Balon Rouge, Louisiana, ten thou for turning, boring, and stocking muskets; the completion sand dollars.
of the canal, furnishing the water power; erecting an For erecting officers' quarters at Fort Severn, Annapo- annealing shop and proof house; erecting two shops for lis, Maryland, five thousand dollars.
tempering springs and polishing barrels; erecting two enFor carrying on the works at Green Bay, Michigan, ten gine houses, and making addition to stocking shops; and thousand dollars.
for erecting a carpenter's and machine shop, at the same For temporary repairs of the barracks at Fort Gibson, armory, thirty-six thousand one hundred and fourteen Arkansas, five thousand dollars.
dollars and eighty-six cents. For the purchase of land adjoining Fort Sullivan, East For erecting storehouses for iron and pit coal; repairing port, Maine, three thousand three hundred dollars. paymasters' and clerks' quarters; constructing a river
For national armories, three hundred and sixty thousand wall, sinking three wells on Camp hill, grading and paving dollars.
the open spaces between the public shops, and for painting For the armament of fortifications, one hundred thou- some of the public buildings at the same armory, eight sand dollars.
thousand five hundred and eighty-nine dollars and eightyFor the current expenses of the ordnance service, six-seven cents. ty-eight thousand four hundred dollars.
For the payment of the taxes assessed by the State of For arsenals, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Pennsylvania on the United States arsenal on the Schuyl
For the arsenal at St. Louis, in addition to the sum em- kill river, five hundred and sixty-eight dollars and fifiybraced in the general appropriation for arsenals, eight nine cents. thousand five hundred dollars.
For the purchase of three acres of land on the Alabama For the purchase of five thousand sets of accoutre river, and building a warehouse and dock at the Mount ments for the artillery and infantry regiments, fourteen Vernon arsenal, in the State of Alabama, ne thousand thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.
eight hundred dollars and fifty cents. For the recruiting service, in addition to twenty-nine Approved, May 14, 1834.
AN ACT to revive and amend “An act for the relief of Territory of Florida, shall each be authorized to elect two
certain insolvent debtors of the United States,” passed members of the Legislative Council of said Territory, as on the second day of March, eighteen hundred and now directed by law; all other counties in said Territory thirty-one, and an act in addition thereto, passed on the shall, respectively, be authorized to elect one member fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two. each, in the manner now directed, or which shall hereafter
Be il enacled &c., That an act entitled " An act for the be prescribed by law; and such counties as have not at relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States," this time a member of said council, shall be authorized to passed on the second day of March, eighteen hundred and elect one before the next session thereof, on the first thirty-one, and an act in addition thereto, passed on the Monday of September next. fourteenth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be which said acts expired on the second day of March, lawful for the Legislative Council to employ more than eighteen hundred and thirty-four, be, and the same are three clerks, nor to direct the printing the laws of said hereby, revived, and shall continue in force for three Territory in more than three newspapers, at the public years from and after the passage of this act.
expense. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any surety, Sec. 3 And be it further enacted, That so much of an or co-surety, of any debtor who is, or shall become, an act entitled “ An act to provide for the compensation of applicant for relief under the provisions of the acts recited the officers of the council, and for other purposes," as in the preceding section of this act, shall be dead, the provides, in paragraph number seven, for the superintendconsent of the legal representative or representatives of ing the printing the acts, revising the proof sheets, and such deceased surety, or co-surety, shall be received, and the allowance therefor; so much of the said act in paraentitle the applicant to relief, in like manner as the con- graph number eight, as provides for stitching said acts, sent of a living surety, or co-surety, would do by the and the allowance therefor; and so much of the act as provisions of the third section of the act of the fourteenth provides in the sixteenth peragraph for a clerk in the of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two; and if the surety, Executive office, be and the same is hereby annulled. or co-surety, of any such debtor shall be absent in parts Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, that it shall be the unknown, or if the consent of the legal representative or duty of the Secretary of the Territory to superintend the representatives of any deceased surety, or co-surely, can- printing and revision of the laws, and it shall be bis duty not be obtained, and the property or estate of any such to send a printed, and not a manuscript copy to the Dé. deceased or absent surety, or co-surety, shall not be partment of State, and another printed copy to the Secresufficient to pay the debt due to the United States, and tary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representthe Secretary of the Treasury shall be satisfied by proof atives of the United States, to be laid before Congress; of these facts, he shall be authorized, in all such cases, to and the amount appropriated by the said Legislative grant such relief or discharge as the debtor applying for Council shall not exceed, annually, the sum of seren the same may be entitled to, according to the provisions thousand dollars, including their pay, mileage, printing, of the acts which this act is intended to revive and amend, and incidental expenses. upon the condition that such debtor shall not be discharged Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That an act entitled thereby from his or her legal liability to such absent “ An act to alter and fix permanently the sessions of the gurety, or co-surety, or to the estate of such deceased superior court of the district of East Florida,” be, and debtor, for any part of the debt due to the United States, the same is hereby, approved. which may thereafter be paid by or out of the estate or Sec. 6 And be it further enacted, that the twenty-first any such absent or deceased surety, or co-surely,
section of an act entitled “ An act in addition to the several Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all discharges acts now in force, regulating judicial proceedings,” passed which have heretofore been granted by the Secretary of February fifteen, one thousand eight hundred and thirtythe 1'reasury to any principal debtor, with the consent of four, be, and the same is hereby, annulled. the legal representative or representatives of any deceased Approved, June 18, 1834. surety, or co-surety, shall be as valid as though such surety or co-surety had been alive, and his or her consent ob- AN ACT making appropriations for the Indian departtained, according to the letter of the third section of the ment for the year one ihousand eight hundred and thiract of the fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty ty-four. two.
Be it enacted, &c, That the following sums be, and SEC. 4. And be il further enacted, That the Secretary of they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any mo. the Treasury shall be authorized to cause satisfaction to ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the be entered upon all judgments against such insolvents as Indian department for the year one thousand eight hunhave heretofore been, or may hereafter be, relieved under dred and thirty-four, viz: the provisions of the acts which this act is intended to For the salary of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, revive and amend; or under any other and former act of three thousand dollars. Congress for the relief of persons imprisoned for debts For the salary of the clerks in the office of the Comdue to the United States: Provided, The district judge missioner, five ihousand dollars. of the district in which such judgments are on record, For compensation for the messenger, seven hundred shall certify that he is satisfied that the debtor is possessed dollars. or entitled to no property liable to be applied to the satis For office contingencies, eight hundred dollars. faction of said judgments, and that the interest of the For pay of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs at St. Government does not require that such judgments should Louis, and the several Indian agents, as authorized by remain unsatisfied. In every case of application for such law, twenty-six thousand dollars. certificate to : judge at his chambers, ten days' notice For clerk in the office of Superintendent of Indian shall be given to the district attorney for the district, Affairs, one thousand dollars. when the application is made.
For pay of subagents, as allowed by law, sixteen thonApproved, June 7, 1834.
sand five bundred dollars.
For pay of interpreters and translators, employed at AN ACT to equalize representation in the Territory of the several superintendencies and agencies, eighteen Llorida, and for other purposes.
thousand eight hundred dollars. Be it enacted, &c., That the counties of Escambia, For pay of gun and blacksmiths, and their assistants, Jackson, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, and St. John's, in the employed within the several superintendencies and agen
cies under the orders of the War Department, six thou. deficiency which may hereafter arise thereon, if any such sand four hundred and eighty dollars.
there be: And provided, further, That no such pension For presents to Indians, as authorized by the act of shall be paid to any widow after her intermarriage, had eighteen hundred and two, fifteen thousand dollars. or to be had.
For the purchase of iron, steel, and coal, and for other Approved, June 19, 1834. expenses attending the gun and blacksmith shops, one thousand four hundred and sixty-five dollars.
AN ACT to grant to the State of Ohio certain lands for For provisions for Indians at the distribution of annui. the support of schools in the Connecticut Western Reties wbile on visits of business with the different superin. tendents and agents, and when assembled on public busi Be it enacted, &c., that the President of the United ness, eleven thousand eight hundred dollars.
States be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to For the necessary buildings required at the several reserve from sale, out of any public lands that have been agencies, and repairs thereof, two thousand dollars. heretofore offered at public sale, and that remain unsold
For contingencies of the Indian department, twenty in the State of Ohio, a quantity of land, which, together thousand dollars.
with the lands heretofore granted for the support of For holding a treaty with the Wyandot tribe of Indians, schools in the Connecticut Western Reserve, in said Slate, one thousand dollars.
shall be equal to one thirty-sixth part of said Western Approved, June 18, 1834.
Reserve; which said quantity of land may be reserved in
sections, or half sections, or quarter sections; and, when AN ACT to revive the act entitled “ An act to grant pre so reserved, the same shall vest in the said State of Ohio,
emption rights to settlers on the public lands," approv. for the support of schools in said Western Reserve, and ed May twenty-nine, one thousand eight hundred and be holden by the same tenure, and upon the same terms thirty.
and conditions, in all respects, as the said State now Be it enacted, &c., That every settler or occupant of holds, or may hold, the lands heretofore granted for the the public lands, prior to the passage of this act, who is support of schools in said Western Reserve. now in possession, and cultivated any part thereof, in the Approved, June 19, 1834. year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, shall be entitled to all the benefits and privileges provided by AN ACT to extend the time allowed for the discharge of the act entitled “An act to grant pre-emption rights to
the duties of the commission for carrying into effect settlers on the public lands,” approved May twenty-nine,
the Convention with France. one thousand eight hundred and thirty; and the said act
Be it enacted, &c., That so much of an act entitled " An is hereby revived and shall continue in force two years act to carry into effect the Convention between the Unifrom the passage of this act, and no longer. Sec. 2.' And be it further enacted, That where a person cluded at Paris on the fourth day of July, eighteen hun.
ted States and his Majesty the King of the French, coninbabits one quarter section and cultivates another, le dred and thirty-one,” approved July thirteenth, eighteen shall be permitted to enter the one or the other, at his hundred and thirty-two, as limits the duration of the discretion: Provided, Such occupant shall designate with commission created by the said act to two years, be, and in six months from the passage of this act the quarter sec.
the same is hereby, repealed; and that a period of three tion of which he claims the pre-emption under the same. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all persons re
years, commencing on the first Monday of August, one siding on the public lands, and cultivating the same, prior the discharge of the duties prescribed by the said act.
thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, be allowed for to the year eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, and who were deprived of the advantages of the law passed on
Approved, June 19, 1834. thie twenty-ninth May, eighteen hundred and thirty, by the constructions placed on said law by the Secretary of AN ACT supplementary to the act entitled “ An act to the Treasury, be, and they are hereby, authorized to en.
carry into effect the Convention between the United ter, at the minimum price of the Government, one quar.
States and his Majesty the King of the Two Sicilies, ter section of the public lands within said land district.
concluded at Naples on the fourteenth day of October, Approved, June 19, 1834.
one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two."
Be it enacted, &c., That the further time of six months, AN ACT further to extend the term of certain pensions in addition to the time specified in the act to which this is
chargeable on the Privateer Pension Fund. a supplement, be, and hereby is, allowed to the commis. Be it enacted, &c., That the pensions of all widows sioners appointed by the President to execute and com. who now are or have been heretofore in the receipt plete the duties imposed upon them by the provisions of thereof, under the provision of the act entitled “ An act ihe aforesaid act, approved on the second day of March, giving pensions to the orphans and widows of persons
anno Domini, eighteen hundred and thirty-three. slain in the public or private armed vessels of the United Approved, June 19, 1834. States," passed the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and the act entitled “An AN ACT for the reappropriation of an unexpended act in addition to an act giving pensions to the orphans balance of a former appropriation for the payment of and widows of persons slain in the public or private arm the Georgia militia claims for the years one thousand ed vessels of the United States," passed the sixteenth day seven hundred and ninety-two, one thousand seven hunof April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, or dred and ninety-three, and one thousand seven hundred either of said acts, so far as regards persons receiving and ninety-four. pensions from the fund arising from captures and salvage Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of thirty-seven thoumade by the private armed vessels of the United States, sand six hundred and sixty-nine dollars and forty-seven be, and the same are hereby, continued, under the re- cents, being the unexpended balance of a former approstrictions and regulations in the said acts contained, for priation for the payment of claims of the militia of Geor. and during the additional term of five years from and gia for services performed in the years one thousand seven after the period of the expiration of the said pensions, hundred and ninety-two, one thousand seven hundred and respectively: Provided, however, That the said pensions ninety-three, and one thousand seven hundred and ninetyshall be paid from the proceeds of the Privateer Pension four, which said unexpended balance has been carried to Fund, and without recourse to the United States for any the account of the surplus fund, be, and the same is here
by, reappropriated, for the payment of the said militia to carry into effect the provisions of an act of the General claims of the State of Georgia.
Assembly of Pennsylvania, entitled "An act for the Approved, June 19, 1834.
preservation and repair of the Cumberland road," passed
the fourth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and AN ACT making additional appropriations for the armory thirty-one; and of an act of the General Assembly of the
at Harper's Ferry, for the year eighteen hundred and state of Maryland, entitled " An act for the preservation thirty-four.
and repair of that part of the United States road, within Be it enacted, &c., That, for the purpose of completing the limits of the State of Maryland," passed the twenty: the canal from the public dam across the Potomac river to third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and the works at the armory at Harper's Ferry, the sum of thirty-two; also, an act of the General Assembly of Vir. three thousand three hundred and seventy-eight dollars ginia, entitled " An act concerning the Cumberland and twenty-seven cents be, and the same is hereby, appro- road," passed February the seventh, one thousand eight priated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not hundred and thirty-two; the sum of three hundred thouotherwise appropriated.
sand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to Approved, June 19, 1834.
be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise
appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the AN ACT for the relief of the heirs or legal representa- Secretary of War: the money to be drawn out of the
tives of Doctor John Berrien, deceased. Treasury in such sums, and at such times as may be reBe il enacted, &c., That the proper accounting officers quired for the performance of the work. of the Treasury Department be, and they are hereby, Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That as soon as the directed to revise the settlement of the account of Doctor sum by this act appropriated, or so much thereof as is John Berrien, commissary of the hospital department in necessary, shall be expended in the repair of said road, the revolutionary army, made by Benjamin Walker, com- agreeably to the provisions of this act, the same shall be missioner of accounts of the hospital, clothing, and marine surrendered to the States, respectively, through which departments of said army, and to allow to the heirs or said road passes; and the United States shall not thereafter legal representatives of said Doctor John Berrien the be subject to any expense for repairing said road. compensation fixed by the resolution of Congress of Approved, June 24, 1834. February sis, seventeen hundred and seventy-eight, as specie, according (to) the report of said Benjamin Walker, AN ACT regulating the value of certain Foreign Silver made to Congress on the fifteenth of September, seven
Coins within the United States. teen hundred and eighty-six, which is of record in the Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passage of report book kept by said Walker, and filed in the office this act, the following silver coins shall be of the legal of the First Auditor of the Treasury; and that, on said value, and shall pass current as money within the United settlement, if any balance is found due from the United States, by tale, for the payment of all debts and demands, States, the same be paid, with the interest now due, to at the rate of one hundred cents the dollar; that is to say, the heirs or legal representatives of the said Doctor John the dollars of Mexico, Peru, Chili, and Central America, Berrien, as though a certificate had regularly issued of not less weight than four hundred a:id fifteen grains therefor at the time it became due, and the same had each, and those restamped in Brazil of the like weight, been subscribed to the loan created by the act of seven- of not less fineness than ten ounces fifteen pennyweights teen hundred and ninety; and that the same be paid out of pure silver, in the troy pound of twelve ounces of of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. standard silver; and the five franc pieces of France, when Approved, June 19, 1834.
of not less fineness than ten ounces and sixteen penny.
weights in twelve ounces troy weight of standard silver, AN ACT for the continuation and repair of the Cumber. and weighing not less than three hundred and eighty-four land road.
grains each, at the rate of ninety-three cents each. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of two hundred thousand Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, for the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to cause assays of purpose of continuing the Cumberland road in the State the aforesaid silver coins, made current by this act, to be of Ohio; also, that the sum of one hundred and fifty had at the mint of the United States at least once in every thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, year, and to make report of the result thereof to Congress. for continuing the Cumberland road in the state of India Approved, June 25, 1834. ana; and that the sum of one hundred thousand dollars be appropriated for continuing said road in the State of AN ACT to change the boundary between the southIllinois; which sums shall be paid out of any money not eastern and western land districts in the Territory of otherwise appropriated, and replaced out of the fund Michigan, and for other purposes. reserved for laying out and making roads under the direc Be it enacted, Esc., That all the public lands of the tion of Congress, by the several acts passed for the admis. United States within the limits of the counties of Calhoun sion of the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, into the and Branch, in the Territory of Michigan, which are now Union, on an equal footing with the original States. subject to sale at the land office at Monroe, shall, from
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That an officer of and after the passage of this act, be set off to, and form a the corps of engineers, to be selected by the Department part of, the western land district in said Territory; and all of War, sball be charged with the disbursements of the that part of said Territory lying east of the aforesaid moneys appropriated for the construction of the Cumber. counties, and south of the base line, and west of the land road through the States of Indiana and Illinois; and principal meridian, and, also, all the country east of the that said officer shall have, under the direction of the principal meridian and south of the line between towaengineer department, a general control over the opera. Ships numbered three and four south, except so much tions of the said road, and over all persons employed thereof as lies north of the river Huron of Lake Erie, thereon: Provided, That no per centage shall be allowed shall continue to belong to, and form a part of, the south. to such officer for disbursing moneys appropriated for the eastern land district in said Territory, the land office for construction of said road.
which is now located at Monroe, but shall be subject to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for the entire be removed from time to time lo such place as the Presi. completion of repairs of the Cumberland road, east of the dent of the United States may order and direci. Obio river, and other needful improvements on said road,! Approved, June 25, 1834.