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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS 



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THE FIRST SESSION 



' TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS 



UNITED STATES; 



APPENDIX 



C0NTAIKIN6 

ALL PUBUC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO TH1^ 

PUBLICATION or THE LAWS OP THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND 

ALL PROCLAMAIIONS Bt THE PRESIDENT PROMULGATED 

WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT AFFECT ANT 

LAW OR TREATY OP THE UNITED STATES. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. 



WASHINGTON: 
JOHN T. TOWERS, PRINTER. 

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ACTS OP THE TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS, IH6. 



THE UNITED STATES, 

PAB1S» AT TBB FIRST ■BttlOW, WMCH WAf BBQVII AND BBLD AT TRB ^TT 09 

WAsai<iBTOir, iv thk oriTRtcT or Columbia, ov movdat. thb fibst day of 

BBOmSBB, OVB THOfTSAMB BIGHT HUHORED AMP FORTT-FITR. 



lAMBt K. Folk, President. Gborge M. Dallas, Vice President. Jobm W. 
DAns,. SfMBkar^of the llmoe of ftoprewntBtiTef. 



CHAT. l^AN ACT to oxtend the Itfm of the ITnited States oTer the State of 
Texas, mod (brother pBVpotes. 

[Skc. 1 .J Be if enacied by the S:annte and Ilowte o/Repre- 
seiiaifve* of the United Siot^s of America in Congress as- 
sewhkd^ That all ihe laws of the United States are hereby Thelawsoftho 
declared lo exietid lo and over, and to have Hill force and clfecl JJ ,J|j ^^?2o 
wiihiii, the Smie of Texas, adiiiiiied at ihe present sess>ou ofsiateof rena. 
CoueieiKinio the confedeFary and Union of the United States. 

Sec. 2. Afuf be if fur her ctmcti'd^ That the said State of The State of 
Texas shadi constitute one judicial disiricf, to he called the ^is* Xw"i!ne jSSSal 
irict of T*iXAS f<»r which que jnd;i^ shall he appointed, who dismec 
•half reside therein, and who shall receive a salary of two iliou- 
anddollais per annum, and who shall hold ihefiri^i term of said 
court Ai O dveston, oii*ihe first mondny of Pehniury next, and at 
8uch eilier <iini*8 and plnces in said district as may he proviiled 
by laW|Or assaid judge may order ; and that said court shall have 
and c«erciaetheflauie powers and jurisdiction as have heen con . ^^^ '^^ 
ferred hy ht v on the district couits of the Uniterl Statesi and, alao,i!JlId i^l^ 
ahall fiave and exercise the powets and jiirisd Ction of a circuit 
court of Ihe United States; and appeals and writs of error shall 
lie froisi the decisions of si\id district and circuit coutts for the 
diMiict of Texas to the Supreme Court of the United States, in 
the aaitie cases as from a circuit court of the United Stales to 
isaid SitpreiTie Coiiit, and under the same rcgnfatfons. . 

Skc. 3 And be it fun her enncted. "That thVre shall he ap- /^'^f^ 
imimed in and foreaid district a ppn^on learnrd in the '1aw;*io^(e appoLiMd. i 

act as ailorney of the United States for said distiir.t, artd also a 
peiaun to act as marshal of the United States for said district, j ^^H 



1845. 4 

Sdaryand fees each of whom shall receive an annual salary of two hun- 
dred dollars, and also such compensation and fees for official 
services as have been or may be provided by law for United 
States district attorneys and marshals; and the judge of said 
Q^rk of said court, sliall appoitu a clejrk therefor, who sh^U re/ceiv:^|ii(e com- 
J^lod! "^pensa(ion and fees as have been or may b6 'allWed by law to 
clerks of the district and circuit courts of the United States. 

JOHN W. DAVIS, 
tweaker qf the House of Representatives, 

. Gk Ht i)ALLAS, 
yicc President of the Vnife'd States 

and President of the Senate. 
Approved, December 29, t845w ' 



CHAP. 2.— AN ACT to establish a eelleclioo district in the SUte of Texas, 
and for other puiiKwes. 

The State of \^^^' ^'3 ^^i^^mMciodb^i/ieASime^a^d^^^ of Repre^ 
TwauBrndeanesentatives of t/iB United Slates qf America in Congress as- 
^S^ndZ^^^^^^^^^"^^^^ the Slate of Texas shall be one collection dis- 
loa the port wt^ict and the isitj^ of Galv^fon the only port iOfieiitry, fo^wbich 
•"^Ji,^£^j,,jy. shall be annexed >Siibine, Yetasco, ^'JOfttagorda, Cavallo, La 
ery. Vaqi^ and C^t^pus Chrisiiv as ports of delivery only. 

Aooiiector ia. ^^^' ^' -^''^ ^ ttfUTtAisr emcied^'^U^t a coklictbrfoi- the 

be ej^fKuoteft. district of T^xasliforesaid. shall be appoihfed tiy the President, 

. ' '^lih, th6 advice and corfsent of the Senate at the United Smtes, 

' •' ^ ' who Shalillold his office upon ilie tferms and for the tirnp prc- 

"' ' *s<ir1bed by law for xh6 like offices in otheir districts. ' The said 

. .; Collector ^hall Veslde at the city of Galyesto^^, and'be irfiall be 

.^.^S^Ury of fol- entitled <6'a salary hotf ' (exceeding iwo^hbusanddortar^, fficlu- 

' ^^' i "ding in thfet sdtn the fees allowed by law ; and the ,|iniount"he 

'*' ' 6hall collect fn.Yiny ohj^ year for fce^ cJcc^edlng' the ^\d EUtii of 

''.tw6 thou&ahd.'^ollans/bhall be accduhted for and paid into the 

I treasury clf'tHeUnjicd' States. ' 

Surveyor* to Sec. 3' VZ/if/ Ac V/i/iirrt^-f^ 6na^fc(f, That a BUiVeJoa" f 

Scirfflh^iSp^'' the afoyefeaid port^ of delivery, to- wit i Sabln^;' *Veflasco, 

t «f df^erf. Miit^gbrdA, Cavallo, La Vaca, sihd Corpus Chrisii, shalt hfe ap- 

poltftedby the President, Wifh the consent 0f the Spnate 6f the 

^ IJniied /^ates, who shall 'hotd their offl^^es rieispectii^l^. , upoa 

the (ermsan'd foMhe time prescribed by law for the llkfe offices 

' ifa olher districts. "'The saia sntyeyorfi shall be ^ntltle'd each t# 

TMraelahesa salarjT not exceeding, one thousand dollars; incJudin^ it^ that 

sum tJie'fees ajlowed biy law ; and the amount colfedtedllj any 

of said surveyors in any one year for fees exceeding the Said 

sum of one thousand dollars^ shall be accounted fo^ and paid 

into ih<) treasury of (he United States, 

• Approved, December 31, 1846. 



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HntaHffts^6f ike^VfiiUd ^Stat^ of Ame^ibei in Confess a»- 
senMed, That'sa rmich of Ihe fourth' s^fciion of »" *ct; ap*- ^ R*i^o^.ec 
proveil the tweiiiy third dii}^ of Angiisf, one thousand eight ^3^ m% mhS- 
hundred end* forty iwo, entitled " An act respecting the «>«?*^'*-5f 'JJ5^J|f*ijJi^ 
ization of th^nrmy, and'forotfoer|>ftrpose9,''* asditectsfhat ihe?pJctor^« Gene^ 
office of one Inspecior general of the army'shall he abolishipU, '•J; 
anff the inspector dtschai^ed, shall be, and Ihe same is herehy p. 2S5. 
repealed j and ' al! acts and parts of acia so repealed shall be, *^*^j]^ •'?^ 
and the same herfeby are, revived and continued in force* StSr "* 

Appit)ved; January 12, 1846. 



CHAP. 4.— AN ACT to coDtinue the office of the Commissioner of Pensions. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it euaded by the Senate and Hoise of Repre- 
sentiUipes af the UnUM States of America in Carugre^ ti^^ 
sembledj That ihe authority given to continue the office of 
Commi^\6iier of Pensions by the hct of the twentieth of Jan- 
uary, efghreenhuhdred and forty thit»e.erMitled **An acttoconr 
tinue'tbi^ office of ^'onitnissjioner of Pensions," be extended to Office ofCom^ 
the fonrth of Hdrch, eighteen hundred and foity-nine, and nop^jl^^^^' 

longer. ued'io MteiA 4, 

Approved, Jamiary 14, 1846: **^- 



CHAP. 5.— An act for the .relief of Jan^es Boga^djas^ 

[SfiO. 1.] Be it enacted by the St*m9te and House of Repre- 
aeutative^ of ihe Utnied States of Ameiica in Congress as- 
aembled. That the patent granted to James Boganlus, bearfntr oJ**!?*"^^'^ 
date on ffie eigiiteenih day of January, eighteen huf'dred and neSed"«nd ex- 
thirty ivro, for his invention of a nevir and u^fiil mill, now «•«<*«<*• 
known as *• Bogardiis' Rxcentric Universjil Mill," be and the 
same is hereby retiewed and extended for the term of foiirieen 
years from iind after the eighteetitb day of January, eighteen 
hnndred and forty six, and the Cominissioner of Patents is 
hereby tfireci^d to make a certificate of such renewal and ex* 
tensinn. 

Approved, January 14, 1846. 



CliAjp. B.;r'Ji9 ACT.^st^bMliig cerMun post xovty. 

[Sec. 1.3 Bf^V ten te^ed bif the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentathes nf the United States of J^mtrira in Conffress as- 
sembled, That there be and is hereby esiahiisht^d a post route ^JjJJ^^Jj^** 
from Mew Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, along the Gulf 



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Ar^nt«fU9, and' it> Ct&pm Chfteii, in IVsciifl. by latid or water,t« 
the Postmasier G«*iier»l may deem expedient; thai a post route 
be also, e^tabJished Irorit G^>ve«(ioii| via ih« «iiy of iJ(oiwton, 
Sin -Felipe de Austin, i4t«gran^, and ' Bastrop, to Auai'n. 
AI901 tlio following routes : FTi\in Fulton, in th^ 9tfit« of Ar- 
kansas, via BosUm), Ciiirksville^ Bf^nhain, and F^llsof the Bm* 
zos, to Austin f from Nriuhitoclies, via Sabine Town, Maeogdo* 
cbeSf Crocketi's, and VVa>bingion, to Lagiange ; from Shieve- 
port, in the Slate of Louisiana, via Pnla4rki,to Nacofrdoches ; 
from Velns(!o, via Btaeoiia, Texana, ViCioria, and Goliad, lo 
San Anionio de Bexar ; from ibe ciiy of Houston to Robbings 
Ferry ; from Ausiin to Sao Anionin de Bexar; and tbm it 
PofltmMter shall be the duty of ihe Posimastei General tucontnicl for ccin- 

^iT'filr^any^ veying a mail on said routes as soon as can conveniently be 

in^ the mail on done after the par«ha^e of this act* 

laidrumeB. Approved, February 6, 1846. 



CHAP. 7. — AN ACT relatird lo Collectors and other oflieers of ^ Ciitloiii&. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it etsactfd btf the Senate amf Hoitse. of Rep* 
resent tUives ojthf UnUtd S'otes 0/ Amrrica in Congress as^ 
OOieenoithesem^d, That cotbctoi:s and all other officem of the customs, 
bS!iikw«cim»ro^'^*'*^ fora Icps period than ayear/shali not be paid for the en- 
thaii a |»M rata lire year, but shall be allowed in no cnse a greater than aprorata 
£e"TiiiT*'ihe**^'^ ^^® niaximiim compensation of the said viScers tfttpective* 
nay serve. ^^ ly for the time only whicti they aciiially serve as such collec- 
tors or officers, whether the same be under one or more appoint- 
ments, or before or afier confirmation. And no colh ctor or 
other officer sha' I, in any case, receive for his sei vices, either 
&s fees, salary, fines, penalties, forfeitures, or otherwise, for tho 
time he may he in service, beyond the maxinmm jt^ro rata rale 
provided by law. 
Accqnnta for Sec. 2. Ami be it further enactor/. That all acconnts for 
raiary rohereugjilary, compens.ition. and emoluments shall be rendered quar- 
quariery.jg^jy ^^ ^j^^ ^^^j ^^^ ^.^^^^ quarter of the fiscal year. 

Additional du- Sec. 3. ^nd be it further ettocted^ That no portion of the 
dultriba'ed'^ iJndditional dniies piovided by the sevemei-nth section of the 
any nffi en» of act of An if 11 St ihiriioih, eijfhteen hundred and furty two, en- 
pard**"lmo ISe'*^*^'' ** ^" ^^^ '^ provide revenue from imports, and to change 
¥reasary. and modify exif>ti ng laws imposing duties on imports, aid for 
other purposes," shsdl be deemed a fine, penalty, or forfeiture, 
for the purpose of beinsf distributed to any officer of the cus* 
toms; hut the whole amount thereof, when received, shall be 
paid directly into the treasury. 
Repeal rif acts Sec. 4. Jlitd he it furfht»r ehnrted^ That aH arts and parts 
r :_^-.* ^^ ^^^^ incousisjent uitb this art are hereby reeeakd. 
Approved, February 11, 1846. 



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CHAP. 8.*— AN ACT to enlarn the powers of the se?enl OrphAot* CoiirU 
- held ill and u»r the Dititrict of Columbia. 

{8itc. 1.) Be if enact td by the Senate And Hrmse of 
Repre^eniativeft ^y the United States 6f America in Co^igress 
assemhted^ Thai ihe j?everal Orphans' Courts held in and for Orphan*' 
tlie I>i8trict of Cohinibia be, and ihey are hereby, authorized Jj^jj^^*'*^ 
and empowered to apfioint a guardian or gaaidians to any and thoruMd to aj^ 
^YKty infant orphan who may now or hereafter be entitled 01^"^^^";^*?^^ 
have right or claim to any property, real, personal, or mixed, anx, in certaia, 
within, or whot-e person and residence may be within, the ju-'*'*^ 
ri.«diciion of faid court, except when said orphan may have a 
testamentary ^rnardian ; and shall require of said guardians so May »q«vo 
appoiiited,andoftestatnentary guardians, unless dfrected other jj^ Sd^SS^ 
wise by ihe will appointing them, bond, with good and 8ufB-riiy,oiiieMoih« 
cient surety, as now required by law. And when any infant, JTJJ,***'^**^ 
whose fiiiher may be living, shall, by gift or otherwise, be en-' May ounnel 
tilled to any property separate from the father, it shall and may J^[J,J^ '"^ 
be lawful for suid courts to compel the father, as natural guar- may beenuiied 
diRn,togive lx)nd and sf^cnrity to account for said Property, ^^^p'J^pJJJ'^iJJ 
and lo compel him to account, as guardians in other cases; and Mctinty,and in- 
if he shaU tail or refuse to give such bond, or, at his request, said ^* ^' ^^^Jj^ 
conns shall have power to appoint a special guardian to take special goardi- 
clmi]geof said pro|>erty, who shalf give bond and security as in"** 
other cases, but with condition to suit the case. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacfed^ That in atl cases where Snoh gnafdi-- 
any of said courts have heretofore appointed, or may hereaftei 2II,JJJ|*^*oIljS*J 
apfx)int, a guardian or guardians, or taken bond, or may here- necenary, and 
after inke bond, from any guardian or guardians, and shall ft^Soio.'wbeiim^ 
any tifiie have good cause to believe that thife interest of the ward qnned, may h« 
or wards may require it, said court shall have power and au- ^""'*"*^* 
thority to compel said guardian or guardians to give additional 8toideoon«to 
other or further security, in such time as said court may ^'^ fiJIJ^iST* ^ 
rect : and upon his failure lo comply with the order of court MM1m•N^loeQI 
d/reciing such security, said court shall have power and aii- *>'~ • 2J«»I*^ 
ihority, and it shall be their duty to dismiss said guardian from oMenTor iMy 
office, and appoint another in his stead, and order the estate of ^Jjj^ ^^^JJ' ***^ 
the ward fo be forthwith delivered to the newly appointed guar- M■^im ^^^tnk 
dian and shall have power, by fine and imprisonment, or any ^«i»v« the pro* 
leg-al process, to com pej and enforce a compliance with such '^"^' 
or^er, or may, where it can be so done, order their marshal to 
rake possession of and deliver the property: Provided^ however ^^^^''''^' 
TFtat no order shall be made directing a guardian to give new 
eeciirit/ until he shall have been duly summoned to :?how cause 
agsiinsi, or have had ten day's notice iri writing of the intended 
application. 

Sec. 3. Jlnd be it further enacted, That in all cases where ^^^ ^J^J**^ 
any of said courts have heretofore appointed or may hereafter require admioia- 
appoint an administrator or administrators, or have taken or may JJJJJJJi^ JJ JJJ 
take bond from any executor or executors to anv last will and tes- other and tetk^ 
taruRMW. and shall at any time become satisfied that the security {j^^ffiy,?, ** 
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reties in (be bond; or titif bf therfr, or by reas&ii of^ the penalty 
of ihe bond being too smalUor from any oihercauae wl{aiei(^ 
it fihali and may be lav« ful /or ijie said court JLO order and re- 
quire the said tidniiuistrator or ajc|minisuatorS| exeotitor of ex- 
eoutors^ lo ^ive ^idUifional other or further aeairiiy, ,aod to fe- 
. nioy? sMch J^d'i^inwtraior or lulmihiairatars,,^ 

tro to compiyi^^^liey ^hall fail or refijfic to comply with ^uch order, and apv,*- 
mthradiorderr.poini an administrator or administraiors in his or their stead, 
5JJJ, admm1*-'«"4 ^^^^\ further have powcr to Order and require any assets or 
timtor or admio- estate of the deoedejit, which may remain unadruini8tered,.to 
MUatQreinBtead.jj^' jgjj^g^gj to Said ne.wly appointed administrator or a^^ninia- 
trators de bonis non^ and to enforce a compliance with «ui;;h 
''*^''*** ' order by fine and attpdiineni, or any other legal process;' Pro- 
videdj Ajowener^. ^^]f^^ ^'^ administrator or administrators, qx-. 
ecuior or. executo/s, shall first be summoned to show cause 
against such i^rdere, or have ten days' notice, in writiqg,>qf the 
intended application. 
How pow«i« Sbc. 4. j^ndbe U/urlher ^acied^ 't'hat the powers herein- 
jtty •^^^ 'granied to said comts, by the forgoing sections of this act, may 
be exei;cistd by said courts es ifficto^ or on the application of 
any one intere;died. 
Aet lo continno Sec 5. Atid be itfwthtr efwcledf That tliis act shall be in 

in foroo from lU fy^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ -^ passage. 

Approved, February 29, [846. 



GIlAI^. 9^AIf ACT for Um reHef of Winiam EUSof^ juHiW^ of tUltttti 
- «olunty,$toteof lIliDoii. 

f 5ec. 1.] Be il endctp.d by the SenaJe at^l House of Repr'e- 
seniaiives of the United States of America in Congress ots* 
jp^miUMi tosewbled. That William Elliot, junior, of Fulton county, State 
mm ^Jric?"« 0^ Illinois, be and he is hereby permitted to enter at the mini- 
nwjw '•»•*•«» mum price per acre, the northwest quarter of section thirty, 
^^"^ in township numbered five, norih of range numbered four, east 

^f the fourth principal meridian, the same being within the 
*^J^i?^^*« ftuincy hind distiici in said Siate; and upon the payment of 
!mo. ""thd ptnchase money therefor a final certificate and patent shall 

JPkoviio. issue as in other cases :' Provided, That if any bona fide as- 

signment or sale of said tract were made by said William 
Elliot, junior, after his erroneous entry thereof in Februaiy, 
one thousand eis:ht hundred and thirty six, then said patent 
shall enure to the bene^fil of such purchaser or assignee of said 
William, notwithstandiucr Sitid biiginal entry may have heea 
subsequently CHncelled by order of the Commissioiier of the 
General Land Office. 
. Approved, March 11, 1846. 



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[Sec. 1 .] Be it enacted by the Senate arid Hf/use ofJRepre'' 
sen/atives of the United Sfa/es of America in Congress (tS' 
sembted^ Thai the act entitled '*An act requiring one of the Actie^Ulni^o 
Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Colunnhia heje-^,2lidlT'*S^ 
after to reside in Alexandria,^' approved the fourth daj of exandriareiied- 
April, eighteen hundred and forty-four, be and the same fs***' 
hereby repealed. 

Approved, March 24, lS46. 



CHAF»; 1 K— AN ACT to authorise ibt Becretary of the Nary tO:CoiitrMt!for 
the purchase of Aineric«a water-rotied hemp for the use of the navy. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House df 
Bepreseutafives of the United States of America in Confess 
assembled^ TFiai the Secretary of the Navy be and he is here- i.^ST'***'^ •? 
by authorized to enrer into cotitrnct for a period not exceeding i^? inw-^onSS 
three yeaiB for the purchase of Arnciican water-rotted hemp foM'*^^* ^ Ameri- 

A% f .1^ can water- rouod 

the use of the navy. l,eoip.. 

Approved, March 30, 1846. 



CHAP. 12.— Ad ACT for the relief of David F. WilliawaoD, of Pope county, 
State of Arkansas. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Hi^vneof R^pref- • 
8€ntaHt>ef* of the United states of Am^riea in Congress' i»* 
sembtedy That the entry of the northwest quarter of H0(3irmi Entry of lee- 
D»roh«TtWehty nfne,in township nnmhcrei^htii0rih,of rancre^J^^jJp'^'JP'C 
jitififiber twenty west in the name of Dav'rd P. Willittmsor>, lianuHm con- 
made at the Johnson Court House land office, in the State ^^S2i1»Sue.**" 
Arkansas, per certificate number six hundred and seventeen of 
IhMt office, be, and (he same is hereby eoiifiriTied, and a psKent 
sbafl is8«^ therjeon as In other casea 

Approved, April 27, 184«.' 



CHAP. 13 — AN ACT making appropriations for the paymcxt of revolution- 
ary and other pennons oi the United States for the year ending' (he thirtieth 
June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-sereii, and for other purposes. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by t/te Senate and House of Repre- 
Shita fives of th^ United States rf AMrrita in Omgresn aS' 
^^i&Zecf, That the following sums be and the same aie here- 
by appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other* 
wtoe llt>firt)^riat«^, fbr ihi^ pajriYi^nt of peiwiohp for the year en- 
dh«gf^ibe thlAkithof^Jutie, on^thfmsahd eight hundred aii4\ 



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peSSOTl"****"*^ For revolutionary pensions nnder the act of eij^hf e»iuh Mardl, 
penoo t. ono thousand eight hundred and trighi^n, one liundr«<^ and 

sixty six thoiisiind dollars. . 
jnTtiid pen- Por invalid pea*«ion8 under various acts, Iwo h<indred and 
"*' twenty ihonsnud doMnrs. 

^*™it!i»h"** For Pensions \o widows and orphans iinder ihe i\ci of rourth 
ovM orpiiiiM.j^ly^ ^^^ thousand eighi hundred nnd iliiiiy six, three hundred 
and twenty eight thnu;<»i)d five hundred dollars. 

For pensions to widows under Ihe net of seventh July, one 
thousand eight hundred and thirry eigfht, and the acts suppte- 
mentnry thereto, three hundred ihousnnd dollars. 

For p^nsifins to widows under the act of ihiid Msirrh, one 

thousand ei^ht hutidred and forty thtee, eighty thousand dol lure. 

For pensions to widows tinder the act of seveniof'tih June, 

one thoiifMind eight hundred and forty-four, six hundred thou* 

sand dollars. 

For half pay pensions to. widows, and orj^lians, payable 
through the Third Auditor's Office, four thousand five hundied 
dollars. 
^^,.^1^,1^,. For arrearages prior to July second, one thousand ei^ht hun- 
dred and fifteen, payable ihrous>h the Tliird Auditor's Office^ 
one thousand two hundred dollars. 
Evidence ne- Sec. 2. And be if fur f her euafed^ That no widow entitled 
SkTriwdow^ioa'^^ ^ pension under existing laws, and claiming a pension whi^e 
peiisMKi. husbjuid was drawing a pension at the time of his decease, 

shall he n quired in any such case to furnish any further evidt-nce 
that said htishnnd was entitled to a pension ; nor shall any evj. 
dence. in any case, he required to eniide the widow to a pen* 
sioft, when- the evidence is in the archives of ihe Goveinment, 
other than such proof as would he sufficient to establish the mar* 
riage between the applicant and the deceased pen^otier in civil 
PioTuo. personal actions in a court of justice : Pmviihd^ Tli^i upon a 

revision of the testimony in the case of the dect^ased husband 
the Commissioner be satisfied that the pension was properly 
granted. 
Sec 4orttie ^*^^' ^' ^^^ ^^ ii further enacted^ That the fourth section 
•ct romi(ing ap-of au act entitled ^' An act niakinsr appropriations for the civil 
propriniionii A^iri^nd dlplnma'ic expenses of the GovernnietU for the fi.-^cal year 
pjomiticexpen-etidint? the thirtieth day of June, A. 0. eighteen htindred and 
Bex. ^c. not lo fort v-six, anil for other purposes," shall not be so construed as to 

be I'oiixtraed as *, . i • . • c 

applying to ap- apply to applications tor pensions. 
piH-atoua for Approved, May 7, 1846. 



CHAP. 14 —AN ACT to mippljr deticienciefi hi the appropriationii for Pertain 
objectn made for the service of the fiscal year ending tne thirtieth of June, 
eighteen hundred and fortj-»iz. 

{Stcc. 1.] Be U enac/ed by the ^ntfe and IfAue cf 
Reprenen talipes fif the United States ofJifmrica im. Coitereetf 
assenibltdj That ihe following sums be and the same are bero- ; 



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by vppropriai^ to supply de6ciencie8 iu the itppropriaiions for 
irarioos objects ninde f!)r the' service of ihe fiscal ye«r endiug 
on i1'« ihiriieih of June, eigliieen huDdre^ and forty six, ; t 

namely: ' . 

For >tie contingent expenses of ihe Senate, being for printing Cobtingent ex* 
and liihogmpliing, ontered during the twenty eigluh Congress, gJJ^^^ •' *** 
seventy 8e\ en ihotieand five hundred dolUirs.' 

Pur the conting:^ nt expenses of the Senate, lieing for prin- Printing and 
ling and hthographing, ordered by ihe Senate, during the first ^******^*'**^- 
wfaslon of the iweniy-ninth Congress, fifty one thousand dol- 
Jars. 

For the contingent expenses of the House of Reprcse,ntative«, Comiivent ex- 
seventy tliousand d!)llnr8. . JJ " r" ^J^'JiJJ! 

l*oennble the clerk of the House of Representatives of the uvm. 
United States to comply with former oiders of the House direc- 
ting him to supply ihe nieml)ers wiih certain books, to wit : ^L^'booka ^ 

For two hundred and twenty eix copies of the fourteenth . 
vohmie of ihe .Con^renpional Gl(»ljeand Appendix, six hundred 
and seventy-ei^ht dollais: /^/©t.'iVe//, Tfiat ihis appropriation, ' 

or any le^/i.^hition heretofore had iu relaiion to said work, shall 
Dot be deemed lo authorize any further subscription to said 
work, or the purchasinj^; any funher volumes. thereof. 

For seventy six copies of the fourteenth volume of the Re- « 

j^ist^r of Dehates, seven hundied and sixiy ciollars. 

For one tuiudred and fi:iyeii/hi copies of *• Contested Elec- 
tions," seven hundred and ninety dollars* 

For t A'o hundred and nineteen copies of the fourth and fifth . iwnmenteif 
vohimes of the Documentary History, seven thousand forty HUiwy, 
three dollars and ninety one cents: l^rovidtd^ That this appro- p^^j,^ 
priaiion, or any legislation heretofore had iu relation to said ., « 

work shall not he deemed to authorize any funhersubscription t 

to Kiid woik, or the piirchnsini; any further volumes ihereof be- 
yond the number authorized and requiied by existing contracts 
^vilh the pnl)rii:hers. 

For contingent expenses in the office of the Firtt Auditor, Comingr^wtex- 
Chree hundied dollars. JTiTdiSliJ^ 

Kor comiii^ent expenses in the office of Fourth Auditor, diion. 
five huodied dollars. 

For coiitirigent expenses of the office of the Secretary of the cmting^nt ex- 
Treasury, for publishing notices as requited by acts of ^he n^'^^^'^^j^- 
twelfih of October, eighieen hundred and thirty-seven, and ihe^ireaBiiry. 
seventeenih of June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, one 
itiousand dollars. 

For compensation to the superintendent of tlje Post Office rompenfatioii 
buiWing for the year emting the thirtieth of Jime, eighteen ^j^j'^SHhS^'FiSt 
liUndreil and forty fiwe^ two hundred and fifty dollars. Office. 

For-addilional salaries of the pistrict Judirefi of Ohio, Indi- Balmriesefce^, 
a.ria, IHinois, and Missouri; from the third of March, eighteen f^J" dtoirifll 
li Mildred and forty five, two thousand three hundred and niae-^''**'^ 
ty- four dollars and ninety sevetf cents. 



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EzpraaMofUie For defraying iKfe Expenses of" the Snpreme, pitcuit/and , 
MtP^Di^itD'w^c^ Courffi of ihe United Slates, including (,he Disiriciof [ 
Courtiof iheU Coldiiibin;' niso far jnrors and witnesses, In aid of fuiide,^,ari6-;^. 
^iin'^JJ^^JJ^ ing from fines, penalties, and forfeiiiires; and likewis^'fOf de- 
frwying <he expenses of suits in which »he United Slates are 
concerned, and foi* prosecutions for offences conunilled agdiost 
the United Stales, and for the safekeeping of prisoners, oi^e 
hundned and fifty thousand dollars. 
Iniuie paupers Por expenscs incurred, and to be incuired for Ihe support, 
Coiainbia!"^^^clothmtf,nnd medical treatment ofthe insane paupers of theDis- 
trici of Golunihia, one thousand three hundred and twenty five 
dollars and sevcniy nine cents. 
Ugh^onDM' For reimbursement of the PhiJadelphia board of underwri- 
water. *'***''^ ters, for expenses paid and to be paid by them in maiutaioingT 
the light on the Delaware breakwater from the first of July,, 
eighteen hundred and forry-foUr,.to the thirtieih of June eii^h- 
teen hundred and forty six, one 'thousand six hundied dollars* 
Outfit! of Char- Pof otitfiis of charcres des aifaires to Texas, Aui>tiia, Peru, 
fetdeaAfiairec^Dcl Venezuela, five hundred dollars ; and that the pioper ac- 
counting officers of the Tieasury are heri'by authoiizt'd anddl- 
rectedro allow to William H Siilep, Chatgfid'Afiairej'to Atistiia^. 
his salary from the tenth day of May to the thirtieth day of Jtme, 
eiffhreen himdred and forty-five, and.to pay the same out of 
any unexpended balance of the appropriations for salaries of - 
the Charges des Affaires of the United Stales. 

For outfits of the late Charges des AflTaires to Peru and Vea- 
e^nela, and Charges d<'s Afl'airesto Naples, Holland, New Gre- 
nada, Sweden, Poritioriil, Denmark, Belgium, Sardinia, Chili, 
and Biieno"? Ayres, fifty-four thousand dollars. 
Contingent ex- For contingent expenses of all the missions abroad, thirty 
^^l^^^''^' thousand d. Hats. 

Pennoiia. P^*" payment of invalid pensions under various lavrs, seventy- 

four thousand dollars. 

For payment of pensions under act of July four, eighteea^ 

hundred and thirty six, one bundled and two thousand dollars., 

For payment of widows' peusions under act of July seven, 

eighteen hundred and thirty eight, and the acts supplementary . 

thereto, one himdred and thiee thousand eight hundred dollars. 

.. Por repairing the State Artillery of the State of Louisiaiia, 

frfflfwySf l^b^ H^^*^®^ '" 'he service of the United Slates in Texas, during 

Maoktu the summer and fall of eighteen hundred and forty five, one 

thousand five hundred and sixty six dollars. 
Payaientonvx- ^^^ payment, of four companies of Texas volunteers and 
w* and tx)uw two companies of Louisiana volunteers, including the supplies 
•i^ voluuuwr*. i^qiiirprtby the quartermaster's department, sixty nine thousand 

two hijndred and six dollars and sixty eight rents. 
Tmuyortation ^^^ transportation of oflicers' baggage, thirty thousand dol- 

•f oflKr«ra\Uip- lars. 

•^f^^n^pjjj^jjj^^ Por the transportation of troops and supplies of ttie arnny 
«r truops, rap- including baggage of troops when moving' either by land 
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. rouifa, oxqd^ carts, .wagons, and. boats, for^be transj^rtafifta of 
isttfiplies Dod for gaiTison purposea; dmyg^es^mi earhn^UMi the 
'Mv«rat po9t9 ; hirt of- teainBrerd'V'trM^f^i^cmi -of-f^mrfs of 
the pa}' department ; expense of sailing public transports be- 
Xween the posts pp^tba^Cl(^lf of,.M^iGo,and p^pcui^ing weiierat 
.,siicji posia^as from their situaiiun req^ire^ it ; of cloUMQg.frpm 
ihe dejpot at PhilaJelphia tj the stations, of the troops }^ 4ub^ < 

. sisteoc^ from the, places of purchase and from tbe places of de- 
livery, under contracts, to such places asihe necessities of ibe .. ^^ ' , 

't^V-ic^ may require it to be sent; of ordoapce^prdoanceisictres, ^ 
,w4 9mall. alarms from ihe foundries and arMipries to-tbc; ^rs/i^ri^s, ' ^ 

* foni^iiops, (and frontier posts, six huadred and th^jj^ ibt^- . 
j^pd^l4ollars. 
. For. ibe .regular supplies of the quart^rmaster^S depi^rtment, SuppUes of 

, f;onsi8tiog of fuel, forage in kind for the authorized nutnto^r of^Sj^ll^StSM!*'* 
i^ffic^fs'.itorsesi and for the horses, mules, a^d.oxeq babM^mg 
ta thi^ quartermaster's department atithe septal <i[i41iia4y posts 

. , and stations, and for tbe horses of th# two reginienta uf-^rag^^ons 

ao4 ^^ ^^P ^^ .C(M|npaoiesof ilightartillpEVr; of str^v^jqr.sol- 

-xliersV bedding , and pf stationer/*, incJnOiing conipany. apd 

other plank books for.tlif aru)y,'C.er4ific(ae8./or d3^bt|rged sol- 

,4ii^9v blank forips for the pay iuid.qMarterpiaqter'svdiefiaxHiiwts, 

.auu the printing of department orders, ^ainny r^gulatiouSi and 

. j[eoenil regnUtions, one huadted.tho^sani) dollars. 

For amount required for the sujf^oit of 4he Pistj:ic^.oif Co- cieriAai error; 
lumbia for the fiscal year ending thirtieth June, eighteen bun- ^''JJJ^JjJJiJil**® 
dred and forty-six, eleve n Ihouo and nine hundred and forty- ^'May^^im 
nine dollars and sixty- four cents. 

'Ym-Tefiiriding certain duties collected under the act of' the lUftmdiDg cer* 
thiitieth of August, eighteen himdred and forty two, entitled '»«*<>o*i^' 
*hAn <act> to ptcmAe rBVenueiftom. iraqfwrtflr, add td iham^e and . .o. 
mcKiify^existin^ latxrs imposing! dotied on: irnpon8,>aiid' toother 

fuiposep,", contrary ^o.theierins of the couveoition, of eighteen 
iindred and' fifieen between Great .Britain and the Unjted 
States,.int|uffilme?u of tlHJ agreement. lately entered into by the 
; Govern ment.iif Jhe United Slates alul GreawBii;itaio,iOne htin- • ' 
drjed th^san^ dollars. ,; 

(*or com^ippf^iMion and mileage of Sei^atons and members of ;0)»tttt|^ti4K>n 
thei House of tt^presentatives and delegates,' the,. same beii^^« w««^ 
■^yendar^d, rieceBsarvby au: uicreas^ m tbe numrer o[ Sentti,Wji»tnt>«r«.'iinS 
*'«h4 pieijabersof the House of Apprespntativesy twenty, tbqyifiBfii^^ 
46Um. . . : . ' . ' . ;. ^SSJiSS' > 

^^^or contingent expenses of fojcei^n, intei;eom)3e, sevaa XhqW'^'^i:^ajHniitx. 
.a^^ipjije hufadred dollars. ^ S^wlmiS'**^ 

'jJFp[ salaw of the eomifuis^ioper to reside in China <r9m Mie §^r7< 
..fifsl' of ApoJ to the tbirtiah of Jime, eighteen hundred apil^^jjgy*^' 
ff^jfy fi^j?, on^ thpusahd two hundred and fifty d©Uars. 
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CHAP; 15.— AN ACT to repeal a part of the act entitled ** Ad a^t gapplo- 
iiicntm to the Bereral laws for the seJe of the public lands/* ftppiwed 
April fifth, one tfaeoaand eig^l htrndied and ihiriy*tivo, aud lot -other 

pur^KMes. 

[Sec. 1.] B^ it enacted hy the Senate and House oftteprt- 
9ef Ua fives of ike United States of Jiinerica in Conttress as* 
RepMlof the«em^/ie</, That, from aud after the passage of this act the se- 
art^rf^rii**?^*^^ proviso to the act fiititted "An act supplementary to 
I83^penmttiii|rthe several^ laws for the sale of the public lands,'* approved 
emne« *c MA.pril fifth, one thousand ei/ht hundred'and ihiriy two, which 
is aB fi>U6ws, viz: " That no person shall be permitied toea* 
ter more than one half quarter section of land under this act 
in quaiter quatter sections, in his own name, or in (he name 
of any other peison, and in no case unless he inrends it for 
cultivation, or for the use of his improvement. And the person 
malting application (o make an oritry under this nei slinU file 
his or her affidavit, under such regulations as the Secretary of 
the Treastiry may presenile, that he or she tnakes the entry 
in 'his or her own name, for hiss or her otvn benefit, and not in 
trust for atmther," shall be and the same is hereby rc|ie.-iled ; 
and all entrieet, selections or litcations of lan<K now suspended 
* in the <ieneral Land CJffice, because iMade contrary to the re- 
strictions in ttiia proviso, shall be and they aie hereby con- 
firmed, provided ihey are in all other respects fair and regular. 
Approved, May 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 16 — AN ACT providing for the prosectitioD of the existing war be* 
tween the tTiiited states and the Republic of Mexico. 

Whereas, by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war 
. exists between thai Government and the IJnuedSiaies: 

f Sec. I .] Re it enacted by tfie Sfnnte and House of tfcprs' 

settt't fives of the Cnited States of An/ erica in CmtfiVrss as- 

^^^se///6W, That, for the purpose of eiiahliu^ the Government 

thorialTtoVm^of the (julted States to pio.««cute said war to a speedy and 

^•^■|J'J2:^»«-8iicce?sfiil terminaiiou, the President lie and he is hereby au- 

Srefiof'%e*if (horized to employ the militia, naval, and militury forces of the 

B^ndiocailiof'^tiiited Slates, and to calf for and accept the services of any 

i^mSei2^*«? i^numher of volunteers, not exceeding fifty thousatid, who m»iy 

Sllld?" wum"^^*' '**®''^ services either as cavaliy, artillery, infantry, or r fle- 

5^'JJ[^,^,^j^men, to serve twelve months after they shall have arrived at 

era to »erve. the place of rendezvous, or to the end of ^he war, unless sooner 

discharged^.accordjuor to the time for which they shall have 

Tehtnilliontfofheen mustered into service ;, and that ihepum of ten tiiitlions 

Miirsappropri-0f dollars, oui of any motleys in the Treasury or to cOme into 

the Treasury, not fuherwi^e appropriafed, he and the same is 

hereby appmprinted, for the purpose of oarr^ing the provisions 

•of this act into effect. 

J?ll?M®_!?^* S*'^ 2 Wrtfl^ A/' t//firMer#»»/ir/f?^/, That the militia, when 

called into the service of the United Stages by vinue of this act. 

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or any other act, may, if in the opinion of the Preaident of tho 
(TniCHl Staiee the put)lic inierest requires it, be compelled to 
serve for a term not exceeding six monihft after (heir arrival at 
the place of rendezvous, in any one year, unless sooner dis- 

charged. Y^Lmmen to 

Sec- 3. And be it further enacied. Th allhe said volunteers SllSll.^^ 
shall furnish iheir own clothes, and if cavalry, their own horses« ' 



and hof3e equipments; and when mustered ioto service shall {J^'^^^JJjJ ^ 
be .armed at the expcmse of (he United States. theU.8. 

Sec. 4. ^ind be it further enacted, That said vohinleers Voiuntoew •• 
shall, when called into actUfil strrvice, and while remainingbeaubiecitotha 
tlierein, be subject to the rules and articles of war, and shall JjJj*^/JJ^"**" 
be in ail respects, except ns to clothing and pay, placed <in the 
same fooiimc with similar corps of the United States army ; 
and in Heu of clothing every non-cbmnilsi^iohed officer and pri- 
vate in any coiupaiiy, who may ihus offer himself, shall be en-' 
titledi when called into actual service^ to receive in money a Cotnrowtfttwa 
sum equcd to the cost of clothing of a non commisaioiied offi- ^^^ ^^^^^* 
cer or private (as (he cuse may be> in (he regular titiops ojf the 
United States. 

S c. 5 And be it further enacted^ '^^'^ ^'*^^^**^^'"'^*^'**Vbiimi*w« Iww 
so offering their services shall be accepted by the PresideHl into be ateepnd. 
xrompauit^, battalions, squadrons, and regimenlsi whose officefs * 
shall be appointed in the manner prescribed by law in the seve- ^^ '^^'^JJL^JJS]'^ 
ral States and Territories to which such companies, bailalions, ^^^i****""^ 
squadronrty and regiments shall respectively belong. 

Sec 6. And b^ il furthei' 0nactedy ^i'hia iho Piesideot of Organiutioa^ 
the United States be and he u he.ceby afihorized to <>t|(<*>^ze J^^^ ^ppjj^ 
eoiii|Minie8 so tendering their services into baltalions or squad tiaff, and gen«! 
rons, hiittalions and squadrons into regiments, regiments intonloflioefff. 
brigades, and brigades into divisions, as soon as ihe number of 
vulun eers shall render such orgsmization, in his judge(nent, 
estpf^cfient; an<l the President dhnlj, if necessary, apportion the 
Bt'tjflf field, and general officers among the respective States and 
TarillcNies fi#m which the volunteers shall tender their ser- 
vices as he may deeoi proper. ' 

Sko 7. And be it further enrfcted^ That the ▼ohmteerst^rnvtMotiforiro- 
who inay be t^Ceived into the service of tbd United States Jl^i*^,^^^^^^ 
by virtue of ihe pfdvisiens Of ihis act^, and who shall be woun- 
ded ur otherwise disabled in the service, shall be entitled to all 
She benefit iThich niay.be ooeferred on persons troiinded in the 
service of itiet Un i(e4 Suites. 

Sm. a And be {/ further enacted^ Thilt the President of PreiidMt m. 
the Vnilkd Stales be and he is hereby antheitsed forthwicll to^;*^,i*r^ 
eoiiipieie all the puUidnmlsd ^vesmb now attthMied by law, amMi xm^\B 
Stfid Ni'pitrpllase er charter, nim,^iitp,and man such nierdiani by^JJJ^JST^ 
vessels and stesi^M^OHti na, iifMHii exitaainaiion^. rimy t>e Amnd fir, piirchii»e, fte. 
or ^^^ CouVtWerf itito armtd ve8>dls fit for the yuMic sei vice, jy^^ yijS?!?' 
anil itV auch nuiiit;er a» he may debitt necessary fiirih»)»r(Steo* 
tif»n of ihe seaboard, lake cuast,.afid the geaeraVdefeape-'of the 

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Onsaniz^ioin, Qpc. 9. And, be it further enacted, That „wh^nover,^the 
payian • /biititia or volunieers are called and received info th^ ©eryicj of 
' ' \he United Stales, under the provisions of ihls act, ihev 'sqaU 
' ' have the organization ot the army of the Unit^cT\ States, and 

^^ ' shall have the same pay and- allowances ; and all noAunted pri- 

im*dn4mf^^^t^3ii^<^'<^o"^'"issi<^^ officers, utusicians, and arM^cerS|isliall 
oi'be allowed 40 cents per day forthe use and risk pf their hoises, 
except of horses actually killed in action; and if any mounted 
volunteer, private, non-commissioned officer, musicitin, or arti- 
ficer shall not keep himself provided with a serviceat^Ie horse, 
the snid volunteer shall set-veon foot. 
. Approved, May 13, 1846. 



CHAP. 17,-^AN,ACT to »uUiorUe an increase of the mnk iai4 (l^of Uie 

arm/ of the United States. 

•. {Sec. l.}Be it tnmctedby the Senate and House vf Repre- 

9eniiitivea of the Utrited States of America in Cbu^esg as- 

l«BmberofpH-66n9iMe</, That the President of the United States be and is 

Sj^f^relriiri^ '^^'^^hy authorized, by voluntary enlistment, to incrgase the 

#r. Jj*'l<tP»eiM»to number of privates in each or any of the companies of the existing 

.'^lo^feaM^ regiments of dragoons, artillery, and infantry to any number 

Reduced wbmnot exceeding one hundred, whenever, in his opinion, the cxi- 

^j^oiSi** audS S®"^'®* •^ 'he pubttc service may require the same, and to re- 

thoiiduc^ Ihe same to sixty four when the exigencies requiring the 

present increase shall cense? Providedy That said' fenlTStinents 

shalf be for the term ©f five years and lio longer, unle^ sooner 

^banded by the President. ' 

Approved, May 13, 1846. 



CHAP. 18.— x\J{ ACT for thq relief of Charles W, BiDglejr,of Charlp^toB. ' 
South Cltrolina. 

{Sec. 1.] Be U enacted by the Senate and HotfSB ^fJiepre- 
setitatives of the United States af j^imrrica m Omgrem as- \ 
F^^^«3i9i&brf, That lindek^ihespecifticircunistlineM^of the case, as 
^^or^janesel- fonh id ibe reported the committee of the Sefmle «a this : 
^^l^i^^^mitifleicl, iheie<stn«il:besiM(ieci,>»indep>the direeiion of the Seere- ' 
^ V.iaryof the TrassRryv ff't^guter nnder >the name of ^^Jrnne 

GUrao^.forthalMiqiieidElnifevlMriltin Pmiioesbutnov •wned.i 
by Charles W. Bingley, a citizen -of the Utiiied Stiles, And 
>niK»rlyiiig.at^ the polrt "of GharicetoH/ in the 'Stale nf South. 
(i: C^SQlsnai unflBaiminhyt whenever itbe said Oherie^ Wj Bmjriey 
. ' w0baU.fiu»Mi..ihe Seorelafiyof the Tfeisqrjr with eeiSilheii^ry 
KebeftK-P>^Mfithltti:the!8didiib^ue hae bean rejpaitped in tbd lAllied 
"'*aAei^«l)diifaatthe'CoatB.ef I 
Miede three-foufths of the 
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^J2!*aMAei^«l)diifaat theiCoatB. ef vmiring ber% hf»9 pri«6n%«««Pt%c 
^Mtfedkk^'^'Mede three foufths of the brigiiia) <ott e(«biliUii|i^« VMset 
'^SS^^tMeo.. oCilfiikBimietQttaagerinuhe (hiiied Slatesr, 



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GBAP. 19.— AN ACT for the relief of George WenUing. 

V . • » *'.-:•'•.! • ?, ; '•[ .. ',•;.-:*. •/! 

[Skc. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of JBeprer^ 
HHioAve^^f tAe United SMt^, ^ Amerifia in Q^n^ess as- • ;^ '' ^->f 
sembledj That ihe Secretary of War be, and .bp.fcereby is, ■ tj fn Liaia 
authorised and requiiced iq pla^e th^ pame of Geoirge WeiUMngon .Uw m^mm 
on the pension roll, at ihe rate prescribed by the act of J.Uofe '****• 
seventh, eighteen' lUindred and ibir(y-t\yo/ for two years'' $er- *See t<4: %«•. 
vice as a major during the war of the Revolution ; and thai^^* 
hJ3 pension comin^ce aecpfdiog to ihe. provisiona of eaid act. . . , ... 

Approved, May 13, 1846. 



CHAP. 20.*— AN ACT mekitig appropriatioDS for c^rieiti fortifleetions of the ' ' 

United States for the year ending on the thirtlBtkof June, .one thoueend eigbt 
hundred and forty-soTen. , ... 

[Sec. L] Be it enacted. by the Senate atid A&uite of Repre* 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- ' * 

sembled, That the following siims be, and they are hereby ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of tiny unappropriated money in the - ' 
treasury^ for the preservation, repairs, and conertruction of cer- 
tain fortifications, for rhfe'year ending the thirtieth day of June^ .: • j 
one thousand eight hundred and forty-^ven : 

For defensive works And barracks hear Detrpit, Michigan, W«Wl*Jl..i./t 
thirty thousand dollars. , ' \ ' ' 

For defensive worlds and barracks near Bnffald, New Y6rk,Bufiidri,lf.y*5 
twenty-five thousand dollars. , ' ' 

For repairing and ti^buiidihg barracks and sl6rebouses at FenJliigim^? 
Port Niagara; New ybrfef, Jive* tbotisand five hundred dollars. * 

For Port Ontario,' at Oswego, New York,' eight thousand Fort Onftnwi 
dollars. 

For fonificatibnd at the outliet'of L,^ke Ohftftiplain, New Ontietof i:iigtt» 
York, forty Awe tjioiisand dollar?. ' ' • P***"^ 

For fort at the narrows 6f the Penobscot river, near Bticks- Ifettg^ T2T 
port, Maine, thirty. five, thousand dollars, , ,' orTenob^eoft. 

For repairs of Port Preble; Portland harb6r, Maine, ten tHour- Fori^jP;ebie» . 
sand dollars. . . * . ' 

For repairs at Port Scammcl, Portlarid harbor, Maiiie,twen. Foit«eta*[irtL 
ty-fivo thousand dollars. . ' ' . ' 

For repairs of Port McOlary,' Portsmoiith harbor; New FoitJfeiOiair* 
Hampshire, includins^ the, purchase of land tor extension dfJ^/'Sr^SMl!^ 
site, six thousand dollars: ' ^ [' \ ' ' WnofriteT^^ 

For ;repairs of.fortificationst on Governor's island, Boston har- . <^^« ^».l^ 
bor, Massachusetts, thirty thousand dolhars; ' ; , iSAor.'^**^ 

ForFoijt Warren^ Boston . harbor, Massachusetts^ fbrty-fi^e Fort Wamo. 
thousand dollars. '""'* 

Per Port Adams; Newport harbor, Bbode Island^ tHh^ (hou- Fetg A i w 
sand, dollars. 

Por rebuildinjr Port Trumbtill, New London harbof, Con- Fort ivwnbdu 
necticQt, tweiity Uioasand dollars. 

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F«rt8ehayler. Por Fort Schuylcr, East river, New York, forty thousand 

diafllitro. ; ' 

Tort woo^, and For repaiw at Port Wood, and sea-wall of Bedlow's fstand, 
SSpvIIIm^S-^' New York, forty thousand dollare. 
ivit HtmiiidD. I^or repairs of Fort Hamilton, New York, thirty thousand 

doHars. 
IMMadiMm. Vo^ Wpairs of Fort M^disoi^, Annapolis harbbir, Mdryland^ 

ten thousabd dollars. ., . 

Ft WMhington. • For repains of Fort Washington^ Potomac river, Maryland^ 

twenty-six thousand dollars. ^ 

FortMcmroe. For Fori Monroe, Hampton roads, Virginia, seventy-five 

thousand dollars. 
FartCMweii. r ,For ,preseiyfl^i(?p,of the site pCFortCftswfH, nioulh ofQap^ 

Fear river, North Carolina, fifteen .thousand doUars: : * 
TbrtHooitrie. For preservation of the site of Fort MoiiUrfe, Charleston, 

harbor, Sou^h Garplipa, fifteen thousand dollars* ; 
DnmkanDick- ^^^ dike t,o Dt;unkpn Dick slioal, Charl^stba ha,rlior, Sgiuh 
■'«»'' C^rp.lina, tbiity-$ve ibpn^and dollars, 

ir«rt Sumter. - For Fprt SufiUer, Cbarlestoi> haibor, South Carolina,. fprty- 

five thousand dollars. . , . .. . , , 

Fort Pulaski. . ^^^ ^^^^^ Pulaski, Savannah liver,, Georgija,twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars. .. 
FtJaMMWi4«w..' i^oc repajrsLojy^^or^ Jackson, Savannat^ rivec, Creoigia,fifteea 

thousand dollara. 
V^PIokMit. "^^^ ^^^ JPiokeos, Peqsacola harbor, Florida, tea thousand 

dollars. - ' • ... 

, For Fort Bar^cas, and tjie er.eotjpn of tarracks thoreat, 

Pensacola harbor, Florida, nfty^ thoiisand .dollars. . 
Jteftllbnnti. • ' ^^^ repairs of Fort Morgan, Mobile Point, Alabama^ forty 

^*^^ thousand Hollars. 
OMHkd '^^ ^^^ repair? of Fort Pike, andjpreservation qf site, Louisiana, 

'... , thirteen thousand dollars. ..v i . . . ■ / . 

tmijix^ • i •» \ For repairs of Fort Wood, Lbuieiahi^, six ihousond five hun- 
T**^^!'^'- dred'dollars. .'/.'./. .;':'/. 

B»ifenr&^tt4'iJ ^^'^ '^W'^^^ Battery Bienvenue, Louisiana, five thousand 
himJLa. abllars. ^ • , 

A.jMkioiii .. ]?9r. repairs of Fort. Jack^ion, Mias^ippi river, Louisiana, 

twenty-five thousand dollars." ^ • ,^ 

»rt«:wiffip." F^^ rj^fr^,<rf..Fort,Sfc Philip, Mississippi river, I^o^isiaiia, 

. '• .. ' thirty thousand dollars, 
"fWilivingstoB. For Fort Livingston, Grand Terre island, Barralaria bay, 

. .,.,, .^ Ixmisiapg) foriy thousand 4VUrs- '>.... , i^ . 

.j«Btttare0f. For fortifications ooi: (Ji^kO Florida reef, two hunclred thpusand 

• / dollars*'' '»•..>»•'•!•- ' ^ • 

CoDtii^nciM. For contingencies of fortifications, £[fiy thoui^ai)d dollars.. 

fcii.f. F%^^af!nfW|nwi^tof.for^ificaii9ps,,t HufidrcdthoWind 
dollars. vi. ; 

.^Ea 2. f4nd be^UJ^urth€r^e;ofitf^(fd^.^ Pr^ij^e^it of 

united Stales may, 'in his duspfl^yioij, al^,qf.iha,^p^ 
any of the foregoing appropriations at aiiy time aiief the pas- 
sage of this act. 
Approved, May 15, 1346. ,,,,,,,GoOQle 



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dt AP. ' in.— Aifr Act Ibr^ ^e or^gtrtttitfoo of a eomfitrty of sappfert^niiiiJlM** ' 

§aA pditOtti«rs. .,-.■; 

[Sbo.1.'] Be it enacted hy the Sinnte and House ofRepre- 
senMives of the Uniud States ^America m Congress as- 
stihbMt Tha^ there be added to ihe corps of engineers one Acompuiyof 
coinpa«iy of sappers, noioere, and ponioniew, to be colled engi InST^tonS 
neet saldters; which company shall be composed of (eri ser- rawed. 
geants, or master workmen, ten corporals or overseers, two mu- 
sicians, ihiriy-nine privates of the first class, or artificers, and 
thirty-nine privates of the second class, or laborers ; iu alt one 
hundred men. 

Sec. 2. And be it further etiaoied, That the pay and rations p^y and ratiou; 
of the sergeants, or master workmen of said company, shall be 
the same as those how allo^ed'by law to the mnsfer workmen 
employed by the ordnance department, excepting that the en- 
gineer sergeants Uiait receive otie ration or>iy pet d^y, instead 
of one rrnioif and a half; of tlie CdrpoKals, or oYersaers^ (he 
some as those, now allowed byiaw to the nnnoren^j'^jUfriAge- •: 

ifMLters^mif^blaeksmiihs employed by the ordnance dapoKtment, 
cm^septing thai ihe engineer corporals shall reoeive one ration 
only per day, instead of one ration and a half •; of the privates 
of the first class, or .aruficers, the siune as those now allowed 
bf law to ifae artificers emplDyed by the ordnance deperUneot;. 
of (be privates of the seooiid class, or laborers^ the santeas iboso 
now allowed 'by law to the laborers employed by ibeordoancet 
department; and of the musicians,' ihe stole as those. alioilVFsd 
by law to the mnsieians of the line of the army ; ihe said Qiin- 
commission^d officers, privates,(aiQdinusicians being peajwctiirdly' 
0n(it1ed to the same clothing and other altovancesas>are2iauit-ciothii«. 
edhytaw tenon- coir.niissiened officers, privates^ and mtiaicilMGie 
of the artillery in the army of the United States. 

'Sbc. 3. And be il further enacted^ That the said engineer ^^•^J^*; 
company shallbe-siibject to the rules and articles of wnr;jshatl.acher tnt^^a 
be racritited ill the same maooer^ and with thie same limiiatibn, ^^y-^- 
and ^sbaU>be feattdedto the same provisions, aliosrancea,>-aad 
bendbs, in every respect, as are allewed botheolberinKqxacOat' 
etiAsiisig (he Resent military. peace eaikblishnieiiL. ^ . 

Sec. '4. AfUi be. it further enaoied, Thaiitfae scfid.ettgineec Tobemtteebed 
cmnpany shall be attached toahd cduDaposea^part of : the cerpa^^^J^^^^ 
of'Mgioe^fs, and be 'offioered by officers of thai cnrpa^ aSiAibe officerad br 
present orgimized ; theyi sBdl be ihstinctediiDund perfemi M^^^^} ^ 
thedmies.of sappers, miners, and pdntoniers, and shhil ai4in 
giving |)racttcal instrtictions in these hrandbeaai the Mitita(r)r. 
Aeadeiny.; (hey sball^ moreovery oadertbe lOrdeiB oftkcrtkM <- " 

cnp^neer^ be 'liable to serve* fay ddtachmentsvia avfesKoingiusid Liable to Mrra 
aiding laborers opon fortifications or leliier work9 uiiaertM en- bydetachmMiti. 
gsneer departm^ntVahd in siipertisiapr t;flQi8h6d 'fftftificatiooft oa 
lort-freepetsj prevehlilng injury and o^iptying) cepaiis* •. .m . 

Sec. 5. And be UJurther etitictefif I'hat the chief engineer* -Tiie «4^iKk^ 
with the approbation of the Secretary of War, be authorized {pj*®**^^ jo J^Jgj; 
to regulate and determine the number, quality, form, dimen-mine the 



^M'iwcJto^* ^^■i'*^ ^f *^ necessjjry Yehiclei^po.nton^f.tools, ^nDpIementa, 
▼ehici6^*^7 arms, and other supplies for the use and service of said compa- 
ujoM, uxjIs, ic. iiy as a body of sappei^, miners, and pontoniers. 
Appioprifttkm. ^^^' 6- ^'*^ *^ ilfuriher enact ed^ThM, for the fiscal year 
ending June thirtieth, one tfiousnnd eight iiurtdred and forty-' 
six, tiie s\im of twenty-five thousand dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of wtiy moneys. in the 
ti^asury not otherwise appropriated, for the pay, subbfelencc, 
and clothing of said company, and for carrying out the other 
purposes of this act. 

Approved, May 15, 1846. • . 



CHAP« 29.-<-AN ACT to provide for rai^iog a regiment of mouotetl riflemen, 
and foi eslabllaliing miniary staUons on the route to Oregon. 

[Seo. 1.] Be it enacted by the Setiate and House of Bqfre- 

senia fives of the United States of America in Congress <u« 

n^gimeni of senMedy That there ahatl be raised one regiment of nwunied 

Sen^rSled'^^ riflemefi, to be composed and Organized as follows, to wit: On« 

men rai»e . colottel, one lieutenant colonel, one major, one quartermafliler 

Orgomzaiion. g^fg^^iit, and two chief buglers, one adjutant, who shall b^ a 

lieutenant, one sergeant major, one chief musician, and 'ten- 

oompaAiea: each company shall consist of one cnptadn, one 

first lleutemmtj one second iieutenanl, (exclusive of the adju- 

tint lieutenant,) four sergeants, four corporals, twojbuglersjtme 

farrier, one blacksmith, iind.Bixty-four privates. 

Fteyaademol' SfiG. 2. And be it further enacted^ That. the. offlcens, noa- 

^samoM. Commissioned ofiicers, musicians, and priveiea shaii be entitled- 

to the same pay and emoluments as are allowed to dragoonSi 

and that tbeifarrier and blacksmith shall receive the* same pay 

and allowances as are alioit^d to an .artificer of artillery. 

! To be iubioct Src.: 8. JSudbt U further enacted^ That the eaid regiment 

■StidiroTwar^^'^^^"^®'^ **^'^ ^^ subject to the rules and articles of war, 

and^recruited mand Shall he leoTuited in the same manner as other tioops ki 

**>• •*»• JJijn- thB'service of the United Stotcs, and with the same conditions 

^opiofU^s.^'and limitations; and the. ofiicers, non-commissioned, officers, 

musicians, privates, blackaaniths, and farriers shall . be estililleil 

to the *same provisions for wounds and disabilities^ and the same 

^Pf^jinomifdr provisions forividowB and children, and the same allowaneas 

Slaue!, »^<i for and benefits, in e\rery re^ct^ ai are Allowed to other tiiool« 

^Jjjwi and composing the army of the United States. 

ErtT^mW **^' *• And be a farther enacted, That the non>^commia^ 
•aUoQ for &ti^e sloned oiBcers, musicians, and privates of said regiment, wheo 
^^' em|!»k)yed in ooDStructing fortiAcatioof, makingsurveye, cutiinji^ 

roads, or performing other labor, shall be allowed fifteen cents 
per day each, with a commutation in money for the extra spirit 
ration, as provided by the act of the second of March^ one thou- 
sand eight hundred and nineteen, eniitled ^^ An act to regulate 
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ty-siiihousMtf flvie hliftdred'ilollafs, for Hfioimting antf fe^Wp- 
ping said regiment, be, and the same hereby is apt^ropi^ilii^, to 
be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

Sec. 6, And be it further enacted y That a sum not exceed- Approimatioa 
ing three thti'nsand dollars, out of any rhoneys ifa the treasury ^i*' «n»H»ry "^j^ 
^Wil o(herwis^.4]^opriote4v be, apd ^bc same hereby is apmopri- 1© Oregon."" 
.^ted, lo defray .the expenses of each miiitafy station or defence 
which (tkfi. Piedd^rit may deem necesaaiy xmq. the \ine of cpm- 
municalion with Oregon, and a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars for making 'compensation to the Indian tribet '. > ' 
whicb may oVii'or poisstesihe ground on which the said sta- ' . 
tion may be erected, and for each station. 
Appro?ed, May 19, 1846. . ; 



CHAP. 23. — AN ACT to establish the value of certain foreign coidb and 
moneys of accQi^nt, an(} to amend e^lstin^ taws. ' 

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' [SiE^c. 1.] 'Be it enacted by'the. Senate ahd House.of Repre- 
sentatives of the United. Stuies'qf AmeHca in Ooftg're^'iig' 
sembled, That in all computations at the custom -houoe, (he fo- Vaioe of fhraigit 
reign coins lihd money of aecowit herein specified" ehall ^^e es-lf^'l^^^''^^ 
timated as follows, to wit : The spescie. ddlor of Sweden andtabiished in all 
Norway, at one hundred and eix <ient8. The apede dolFKr of ^^'•^^ •* 
Denmorkjtat one hundred. and fiire cents.- The thaler of Prus- 
sia and of the northern States of Germany, ot. sixty nine ^^ents. 
The florin of the southern States of Germany, at- forty cetlis. — 
The florin of the Auatrian Bnf pire, and of the city of Angs^mrg^ 
at forty-eight and onebalf cents. The Hm of thei^Lombardo- 
Yenetian Kingdom^ and tiie lira of Tu)scany, at axieeo cents. 
The fmnc of h ranee* and of Belerium, and the lira of Slirdlfiia, 
M eigbfeen cents six. mills. The' duc^it. of Naples, at eighty 
cents. The ounce of Sicily, at two dollars and forty cents. 
!The poiind of the* British, proYinces bf ' Nora Scotia, New 
Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Canada, )al< four d6llars» And 
all laws incoo€^(ent With: this act are hereby repeiedfed. 
Approved, Mt^y 22, 1846v ' 



CHAP. 24. — AN ACT to afticnd an* act approved February ttrcnty- fourth, • 
' caghteeo hundred and rofrty^-tbree^ entitled <* An act to amend an act en- 
titled ' An act for the relief of George Mayfield,'" approTod July tire^tf- 
seventh, eighteen hundred and forty-two. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Bepre- 
:i^fintiih^qf' tki United States of America ih Conqre^s as* 
semb/edy That a patent shall issue to George May field for the a patent tow* 
.iWBt half and aoufHeaM quarter of' sectiort sevetileef^, ^i^li'^hipMw^!* ib^Gw! 
twenty six, range five wesr, and the southwest qhar^iir Vif se<^-nada"iand £h 
tiaB'.eighif,.fevi9Q8bijpiw^aiy*afJt9 range fit^ iret^llalhe district »»>• 



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CHAP. 55.— AN ACT esU^)lishiog certain post rw^c*, and for otlier purposM. 

[Sbc. 1.] Be a enacted by the Senaie atitfiBmse of R^u- 
sentatives of the United States of America'in C^hgressOM- 
setnt/led, Tfhal i*t^ Wtowing be esiabliehfed as pofturouies: 



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SSSiJSeZ*'" ^•''^^ ^®^ Orlc^n^j.iathe Stat^.of Lfluifii?ft^ to i5al,restoD, 
in Texas, by water. . • ,- '• 

From Galveston to Houston, by water. , /^ 

From Galveston, by San Luis and VelascO, to Matagorda. 

From Galveston to Corpus Cbristi, by waier. 

From Galveston, by Chambersia, John's, and Liberty^ to 
Swartwotit. 

From Galveston, by Garner's, to Beaumont. 

From Vclasco, by Brozotia, eqlumbia, Oiozimbo, Big Creek, 
'ilichmond, San Felipe, Centre Hill, and Cedar Ci^ek, to 
Wnflhingion'. 

F^om -Mmrigorda, by Caney, Preston, Peack Greek, Egypt, 
and Columbus, 10 Lagrange. 

From Houston, by Hamblin's and Arnold's, to Washington. 

Pnom Houston, by Hodg&s' Bend, Richmond,. Damon's 
. Mills, Egypt, and Texana, to Victoria. 

From HouGitan, by Croft's, to Montgomery. 

From Washington, by Independence, Brenham, Siepei^s, 
Shelby's, andRuteraviile, to Lagrange. ' 

From Washirtgtnn^ by Fan thorp's, Rui^k, Montgomery, Lode 
Oak, Collard's, Huntsville, and Cincineatr, to Crockett. 

From Washingion, by Boonville, Wbeelock, and Franklia, 
to F^iljsof Brassoa 

From Panihorp's, by Mitchell'^, Leona Mills, Alabama, and 
Mustang Pmirie, to Crockett. 

From Huqtsville, by McGee's^ Rankin's, Swartwout, Har- 
din's, Criswell, Hooker's, Wilson's, RktcliflPs, Town. BluflF, 
Jasper, and Williams, to Sabinelown. 

From Crockett, by Masters*, Mount Airy, Douglass, Nacog- 
doches, Melrose, and Flournoy's io San Augustine. , . . 

From Nacogdoches, by Wooteo's, Henderson, and Walker's, 
to Marshall. • 

From San Augustine, by Shelby ville, Hilliard's, Mount 
Moumj and Parry's, to Marshall. [ . 

From San Augustipe, by Milam, Sabinetown, tp F^t Ji$s»p, 
Jjouisii^q^' ..:;.', 

FfQ^^ MijisbaJl hy Jj^fferson, Hugfan^i, Ii>aiigeifieJd, Wevjm, 
and Punjifwpt^o B^w*. i, ^ ,, o 

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FrQm Boston, by Moor^yillOjtq Fulton, Arkansas, and from 
fSne'ttltitt'i^ffi 'Smir^qa tiAinty, to WarrBfi,ii^ »ri^d!<iy ctfiinty' 
ill Arkansas. "'"•^''"''*' * • ''"'' "' " *'/' 

* Proiii Boston, by De K^alb^ Savannah, OIai|ksviJle, Blossbin 
Praine, Paris, and Honey Grove, to Boohatti. ' .1:, 

From Bimttam, by^Al'cQari-a*s. Dallai, dnd Chamber's Creek, 
Pa4fs of Brdssos, to Ausfih. '^'^'^ 

From Independence, by Mound Pmjrie, Caldwell, and pil- ^ 

liard's, to Nashville. 

From l^agrange, by Miller^j Cunningham's, Mouiit Pleasant, 
Bastrop, Smiihwick, and Columbus, to Austin. 

Pfom AuBttn fo Gonzales. 

From Gonzales, by Seguin and New Braunfels,toSan Anlonio. 

From Clarksvilleto Fqrt Towson. t 

Sfic/2. •dnel be it further ena^Ud^ That the Postmaster Po«tmMtetGi»- 
General be, and. he 19 ^r^fef, authorized to continue in opeira u^plS^e^raS 
lion such portions of ^be present mail service in* Tex(^, ei^tab- «emce^Te»#- 
lished umierll^ former laws, upon any of tl>e foregoing imites, » 

as he may deem expedient — rioti however, for a longer period . 
ihan the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and fijTiy ; eCnd to makp •> * 

contracts for the appropriate mail service oh aiiy of the forego- 
ing routes, either without advertisement, where the same, can 
Jbe effected at rates of compensation not exceeding th^ average 
prices for like service in the other Stotes of this Union, or upon 
advertisements for a less period than twelve weeks, as he shall 
deem best for the public interests. 

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That the Postmaster Po8UnarterG«i- 
GenetuI be, arid he is hereby, authorized to pay mail neon trafeloi*s ^J^ JJSJSmctoSii 
in Texas for service duly performed by them since the sixteenth in Tezai for mf- ' 
day of ^ February, eighteen hundr^ and forty-sijx; and also "'^^ porformot 
omoeiB employed in'Superiotendiogtbe mail servio(^: PrcmUed^^^''^' 
Aotoei^erj That such paymeat shall in no case, exceed the com- 
pensation agreed upon with th^ late aui horiit^f ^i^f i>x(^s.: jPrq- 
^ided^ also^ That the several paymasters \\\ Te^a9,,appoi^)tBd 
by 'the late Government of Texas, shall duly account to and 
pay over to the Postnia^ter Geperal of the United States ail bal- 
ances accruincr at their offices, respectively, from ai^d after said 
sixteenth of February, eighteen hundred and forty-six ; thai is, 
alt money collected, or to be«<^lected, for postages at their offi- 
ces, respectively, after deducting the commissions allowed by 
the law tb postmasters in the Dnited States. And it is herel^ PbatmMtewifc 
enacted and declared to be (i)e ^uty of said persoas and post-Tezantnacooaiit 
maalcrs as aforesaid, in Texjis, to account for and pay oyer toJj'JgJJ^pjJ^IIS^ 
6aid Postmaster General or the Unitet) StateW all said balances, ter Geneni all 
in the manner and to the extent required^ by^lhe laws of the^'^^^^- 
Unired States of the several postmasters of the United States; • 
aid the like remedied and means of cbflecting,' And eafdrdng .,.. 

collection, hy suit 'or otHe^Wisi, of isatd' bala.rijcefe, are hereby J 

granied, as now exist by law agaliiist the p^s'tmWteis of (he 
Uaited.Sjates. The same rates of ifeatjig^ tik ' td be charged ^^.^' ^^ 
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a]I laxv^con^emingibe Poet Office Depaitmepf^ ^nd regu]atibfi0 
thereof, are hereoy declared to hav^ full effect arid operation \j^ 
said Shite from aj^d after said^ sUteepili of^ February aforeeaid^ 
«f^^6 **184? ^^^' "*• And be ii further .ena(^ted^ Thai the aci establishing 
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Domini eighteen hundred and forty 'SiV^, be, p.'nd thesam^ 



•See p. 6. is hereby nepealed, 

Approved, May 29, 1846. 



CHAP. 26.— AN ACT in relation to the Jaly term of tfae^ireult tad^iihncf 
. , , { . oourtt ^1 tte diitrict of Ohio. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-- 
My term q^^^^^^^^^^^ 'f ^^^ United States of America in Congress as- 
Wuit and dh-^embied, That the July term of the circuit and district courts 
Obu> i^°b"hew^^ the Unifed States in the district of Ohio, shall hereafter be 
on S Monday of held on the third Monday of July, annually : Provided^ That 
Joiy annimiiy. a|| aclions, sultfl, appeals, rfecognizances, processes, writs, and 
**~~'" proceedings whatever, pending or which may be pending \tk 

said courts, or returnable to the term as it now exists, shall navfe 
day therein, and be heard, tried, proceeded with, and disposed 
of at the term as fixed by this act. 
Approved, Majr 29, 1846. 



CQAP. 27.-— AN ACT For the relief of the legal reprewaUtives of Georio 

D^val, a Cherokee Indian. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House vf.Bepre- 

sentatives of the United Sfate^ of AmeHca in Congress an- 

<v>.T»»i rrR.. .*^^*^*^> That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, di- 

wmct'ed* by The reeled to pay to t^re legal representatives of George Dovaiyde- 

oi JonoTs 'i846 ^^"^^^' C^ -Cherokee,) the just value of the ^cald^ qnd horses of 

""° * 'the said Duval, destroyed or taken away by citizens of the Upi- 

ted States within the limits of the State of Arkansas. 

Approved, June 6, 1846. 



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CHAP. 28.— AN ACT supi^eipental to an act entitled " An act providing for 
the prosecution of the existing war between the Uriilcd 6tate« alid the re- 
'' publie of Mexico,^' and for other purposes. 

[Sec. I.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House cfMepre- 

sentatives of t/tf, United States of Jimerica in Congress as- 

One major gen- M97;6iec/, Ttfit tf^e President of the United States be, and be 

Sie?^ eneraia'^^'^^^y ^^> autUorized tp appoint, by and with the advice and 

tobeappointetih.coi^sent of 4he Seifa^, one major ^eoeiAt, and two brigadier 

Froviao. .gen^vals^ in addition to the present military estabhshmeni: Pro- 

tfided^ TN^ when, the war with\jVtexico shall be terminated by 

[, . aj^efiuitif^^ti^aty of peace, (July concluded apd rp>if]ed,t 

ber of major generals in the army shall be reduced to ohe^ and 

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t)|6 number of brigadier generals shaTl be reduced to (wo; and 
t^e.Preeidentorthe United States is authorized and directed to 
selec^from to^ wHoIe nujnber wjitch may then be in office, with- 
out regard t^ the dafe of their commissions, the number to be re- 
tained, and cause the remainder to b^ discharged from the ser- 
vice of the United St<Ue^. . ' 

Skc. 2L And be ^ further enacted^ That the Presidfent of the PreiMem «|i- 
Uniied States be, ah,d he hereby is, authorized to call into thefjJS'JSiiS^ 
service, under the act approved May thirteen, eighteen hundred erai officen^of 
and forty six, such of the general officers or the militia as the'**®™*^^' 
service, jo his opinion, may require, and to organijse into bri- 
gades and divisions the.forces authorized by said act, according 
to his discretion, ' _ \ 

Sec. 3. And be U further enacted^ That the field and staff Field and itatr 
of a separate baUal ion of volunteers, under the said act, shall jJjjJJ^J^^j^ 
be one lieutenant colonel or mr.jor, one adjutant,' with the rank teen eetabiuh. 
of lieiitenant, one seTg^arit major, one quartermaster sergeant, •**• 
and a chief bugler oi^pfihcipal musician, according to corp9. • ' - 

Sec. 4 And be it further enacted, That the President of the Nambe'oji^- 

VT • J A. !• • •. 1 • ^ • • .ui - .1 Tales III a com* 

United Stales may nmit the privates m any vomnteer compArty, pany. 
according to his discretion, at from sixty-four to. one hurtdred'; ^"/**|}^^®"*! 
and that with every volunteer company an additonal second Jl^ailowed. 
lieutenant may be allowed and accepted. -- 

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That when ▼o't'Tiecers^^^t'jm^^ofli- 
of miliiia are called into the service of the United States in«uch t«"mMier, eonH 
numbers that the ofl^raof the qaartermastet;, commissary, and ^^^^^.* , '^ 
medical departments, authorized by law, be not sufficretlt lOmettia^nHij^be 
provide for supplying, quartering, transporting, and fumishirig«ppointtMJ. 
them with ihe requisite medical attendafftce, it shall be lawful 
for the President to appoint, with the advibe and consent of the 
Senate, as many additional officers of said department as the 
service may require, not exceeding one quartermaster afid one 
commissary for each brigade, with the rank of major, and one 
assistant quartermaster, with the mnk of caplaW, one assistant 
commissary, with the ran Ic of captain, one surgeon, and ol^ as- 
sistant' burgeon, for each'regfment ; the said quartermasters and 
commissaries, iissistant quartermasters and a^istant commissa- 
ries, to give bonds, with, good and sufficient sureties, for the 
faithful performance of tiieir duties; and.lhcy and the ftaid 
surgeons and assisrant surgeons to perform such duties as the ' 

President 6hall direct; Provided, That the said officers shall P"*^***- ' ' 
be allowed the same pay and emoluments as ai-e now allowed 
to officers of the same descriptions and grades fn those depart- 
ments, respectively ; that they be subject to irhe rules and arti- 
cles of war, and continue in service only so long as their set- 
Tices shall be required, in connexion with the mih'tia.and Tol- 
unteers. 

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted^ That the President of At^iatant ad- 
the Unhed States be, and he hereby is, authorized to appoint as ]•«««» R^neraia 
many addiiional assistant adjutant generals, not exceeding four, ^ •ppo»»* 
as the service may require; who shall be appointed, by and 

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with tb^ advice and coppent of the Senate^ in the. same manner, 

have the same brevei rank,' pay, arid .emotunielTfa;' and be 
charged w(th ihe same duties, asthdse now aui^^orizedby^a^- 
Provirffir, That these additional appoint meiits 'shall cdntimie 
only so lonjj as the exigencies of the service tndy Vender neces- 
sary. , • • 
FhiiiiotNnii&Dd ^^^' '^' -4»rf*e it further enacted^ Tljat promotion in the 
^PpoiAdnenti, quartermaster's department, to the rank of rnajor, shnltiierenfter 
; ' be made from the captains of the army; art J that appointments 
. in the lipe, and in the general sfaff, which confer equal rank in 
the army* shall not be held by ihfe same oflBcer at the same 
time; and wlien any officer of the staff who may hairfe been 
taken from the line shall, in virtue of seniority, have qhtalned 
or be entitled to promotion to aggrade iq his rfigiment equal to 
the commission he may hold in the staff, the said officer shall 
vacate §uch staff commissioo, or he may^ at his option, vacate 
his commission in the line. ' • 
Aid*-d#-camp. ^^^' ^' ^^ ^^ *^ further enacted^ That the aids de camp 
of the major general commanding the arniy in time of war 
miEiy be taken jfrom the line, without regard to rank] ^nd the 
.aids-dj^ Ciamp allowed to other major, generals aiid brigadier 
generals may be taken from the grade of. captain or subaltern ; 
. and that the commanding or highest general in rank' may, while 
' Miiitory secre.**^ -^^^^ ^^^> appoint a military secretary from the , subalterns of 
*iary. the army, whq shall have the pay and emouluments of a major 
of cavalry for the time being. 
. Aiipwajice ipr ^Ec 9. And be it further /efiacted, That the allowance for 
cloihiog. clothing to each noncommissioned officer, musician, and pri- 
vate of volunteers shall be three dollars and fifty cents per 
pftopih, duripg the lime he shall be in the service of the United 
Stales. 
Subsiatence and Sec. 10. 4^ *^ ^/wr/Acr c;zac/erf, That the noncommis- 
ibrafreof voiun-sioned officers, rpusicians, and privates of vol unteeryand militia, 
te«wandmiiiuB.^,j^^^ called into the service of tlie United States, shall be en- 
titled to receive fifty cents, in lieu of subsistence, and twenty- 
five cents in lieu of forage for such as are niorintedj.for eveiy 
twepty miles, by the most direct rqute, froip the period of 
leaving their hom^, to the place of general rendezvous, and frpm 
the place of discharge back to their homes. 
KniistmeHti au- Sfic. II. And be it further enacted^ That the colonel or 
^'**""®**- senior officer of the prcjnance departineut is authorized to enlist 
for the service. of that department as many master armoi^rB, 
master carriage i^iakers, nouister blacksrhitl^s, artificers, armorers, 
carriage makers, blacksiuiihs. and laborers, as the piiblic ser- 
vice, in his judgrpent, under tne directions of the Secretary for 
the Pepartment of War, may require. 
Approved, June 18, 1846. 



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s^ntaiiwsofthi UffM^dStaies'^f AmtriCaHn Cingreir ai-' ' 
aemhtedy Thnt the Presideiit of the UtAUiA States be ninE he is Paymasten to 
hereby authorized, by and with advice < a hd cdnseht '>Df the'*®*PP*'^'^'®*'* 
Senate; io appoint tht*ee addifional paymafitefrs, to be attached 
to the pay department of the army. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted^ That the officers appoin- DatiM, compen- 
ted in virtue of ibis abt^haH perfbrm the snjaie duties, reci3ive«»^ft»*«' ' 
the same pay and aftowances as the present paymasters of the 
army, and shall, in like manner, be subject to the rules and ^ : ..• r 
articles of war; and pre vions to cohering tipon ihe duties 
of their office, shall give such bonds io The United Spates 
as the Secrkary of Wtir may direct far the ikilhfol p^rfotniince 
of the}^ dtilies. • ,, , ; 

Approved, June 17, 1846. 



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CHAP. dO.'^AK ACT to autj^qri^ the justices of tbe conn^y oourt of j^ates .^ 

county, in the Stale of MUsouri; tb eoter a certain ^[uarter seeiion of land for ' ' ' 

a eoQOl/fieat. • . - I . .^> 

[Sbc.] !• Be it enacted by J he Senate and Home of Reprt- 
9ehtatj^^9 of the United Staffs of America iti Cevgre»Si.a9' 
sembkdj Tha( the justices oC the county court of th^ founcy JnatieeaofBaCea 
of Bates^ io the State <pf • Missouri, b^, a^0 they are h^ereby, au- {J^"Jl[JdT^ •**' 
thorized to enter with the register and receiver of the land office 
at Gliaton, io said St%ie, for the use of ssid county, >vhereoil the 
county seat thereof has been locnte<}, the northe^^t quarter of > - t 
section aeventeea in.townahip numbered thirty eigbt north) of 
raage numbemd. thirty we^t; aad.pQ paymentof ihe mininounrv 
pfipe therefor, w^ithm tw^lTe rapnihs after the :pa6$0ge of this 
act, a parent shall i^SLie tbei'efor as iu.oih^ccase?. . > - 

Approved, June 19, 1846. 



CRAP, dfl.— AN ACfT makirfg appropriations fot the aervke of the Pbst Of- 
fice. D«piiHtiiestr for tlie jaasfendmi; ttotieth; June eigbieda ikundredandforty- 
•evea. 

[Sec. 1 .] Beit enacted by the Senate and ffavse of Bepre- 
sentcUives of the United States ofj9mcrica in Congress 8s* _ 

semiled, That the foltowlng siims of money be, and the same servira^rthe^ 
are hereby, appropriated foi- the service of the Post Office D^ P<»* <^ce De- 

farlment, forihe year ending the thiriieih of June, eighteen'**'""*'^*' 
undred arid- forty- seven, out of iiriy moneys in the treasury 
arising from the revenues of the said Departinent, in conform- 
ity to the act of the second of July, eighteen hundred and 
thiny-siZf namely : 

For transportation of (he mails, two millions seven hundred TnuupoctatioQ. j 

thousand dollars ; and the Postmaster General is hereby aa- 



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t^orized to apply tw6nty-five thousand dollars ofThe money 
Mail tteamew^PP^P^iA^^ for mnil Uaasporlfiliotift fot a line of mail steaweis 
^m u. 6. to from the United Stvi^nKo BfeaieH,; btiino further sum ^W^ 
Bremen. be diverted 4o any Other object lUao the transportation of the 

liiail whhin ihe United. States. , 
Pottmaaten. ' '^^ conhpeosation of postoiasiierB, one^inillkm dollars ^i 
Xettera. For ship, steamboat, aod way l^t^eia, twelve thousaad dol- 

lars; 
Pap«r/fominjre, For wrapping. paper, sixteen thou$and dollfirs; . • 

«<*vertiging Fqr office furnitwre, (for poet office^j^) fpur thousand dollaw ; 
blaDkB,locCi&c P^or advertisifig, thirty thousand dollarp; 
For mail bags, twenty thousand dollars ; 
For blanks, seventeen, thousand dollars ; 
t For mail locbs,!key8,:ai9d stamps, foui? thoiUsaiMl dollars) 
Depredations 4 ^^*" "^^*^ depredations and special agents, thirteen ibQCisajEMi 

epecial agcnu. dollars; 

Cierks. For clerks for offices, (for offices of postmasters,) two hun- 

dred thousand dollars ; 
Miacenaneous. For miscellaneous, fifty thousand dollars J . . 
Magnetic Teie. For defmying the expanses of tho magnetic teVegrapfi from 
«»pS- the city of Washiftgion to fiahimore, four thousand dollars; 

this appropriation to be available, if need be, before the cora- 
PiovMo. tnencement of the next fiscal year: Provided^ That the Post- 
master General be and be is hereby authorized to let, for a liril- 
ited lime, the aforesaid telegraph fo any person who wHl keep 
it in operation for its earnings ; or he may, under the dirceuon 
of the President of the United Stales, 6ell the same, f 
Balance doe ^^^ P^Y^^g an ascertained balance dtte to Messrs. Halcand 
Hale and Cole' Coleman, Under their contract of May thirty fir6t, eighteen 
"*°* hundred and thirty seven, forty dollars and seventy-five cents; 

For publishing a Fdr publishing a new edition of eighteen thousand copies 
SiTiQbit'o7pc>8t^f ^^^ ^^^^ ^f V^^ offices in the Unittld- Slates, and the same 
officej, and of number of the*'Lteiws arid regulations for the government of 
};,Y^;"^f **§;*; the Post Office Department," eight thousand fi^ve hundred dol- 
Poit Office De. lars : Provided^ the work be let to comract to the lowest 
^Provilo. bidder, upon the terms indicated by the seventeenth sec- 
tion of the act approved twenty-sixth August^ ejghtpen. hun- 
dred and foriyiwo, '^ legalizing and making appropriations for 
such necessary objects as have been usually included in the 
general appropriation bills without authority of law,.&c." 
Deficiency of • Sec 2. And be it further ejiacied^ That in case the re- 
nvenue provid- yenues of the Department, referred to in rtbe first section of this 
. •■. , , act, shall prove insufficient .to meet the foregoing appropriations, 
lhet> any deficii;ncy that may thus arise shall be paid out of 
.any nfioneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
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[SbGh. 14 J5« t7 enacted by ii^ iSencUe and Jiau^e qfiiepre- 
^eniatives of the United States qf America itb QangresB as- 
senMed,.l^\\^i the Secretary of War cause to be jssiied to Avmmntfor 
Asenath Canney, formeily Asenaih Nayson, a >varraiit for two 20^ "^'?"®^**?^ 
hundred acres of land, in ihe place of land warrant number neu of one honJ? 
eight hundred and ninety-five, heretofore issued in the name of j**^"*'""^*™* 
Ruih Quinby, the devisee of Nathaniel Nayson, lale of South 
Berwick, in the county of York, and Slate of Maine, deceased, 
who was a lieutenant ia the Massachusetts continental line; 
which warrant so heretofore issued is now lost, And the lighl. to 
which land was heretofore gireu by Ruth Ranson to said 
Asenath. 

Approved, June 19, 1846. 



CHAP. 33. — AJBf ACT to provide for the organixatioQ of ihe volunteer forces, 
brought into the service of the United States, into brigades and divisions, 
and for the appointment of the necessary number of general officers to eon- , 

mand the same. . , 

f Sj5c.. i. J Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
^mbled^ That the President of the United States be, and he The Pretideiit 
19 hereby, authorized U> organis^e into brigades and divisions •J^'^jJ^JJJ^ 
$ueh of the volunteeiC^f^^^^ ^ have been or may be called into divisions, 
the service of the Unjlted §tates, under the act approved May 
thirteen, eighteen hundred hnd forty-six, entitled " An act proc 
Tiding for the pro^ution of the existing war between (he 
Unit€Ncl Staf/^ and the tlepublic of Mexico ;" t^nd that' be be, May appoint 
and hereby is, authorized to appoint, by and. with the advic.o*"*> »»™o^f *J 
and €OD8ent.,of ibe'S.eoate, such number of major generats SkTjSrl^JEerilen^ 
and brig«4tt3r generals as the organizatiorx of such volunteer •?■**•• "•y^ 
forces into brigades and divisions may render necessary; Pra-SJJST'. 
videdj That the brigadier geaerals and major generals so ap- 
pointed shall be discharged from service by the President qf the ' 
United States wbei^;(he waf wuh Mexico shall be terni.in€^ted ,^. . > 
by a de&siiM^i^ ire^t/j of peace;, duly, concluded, ^^d ratified; 
or, in case the brigades or divisions of volunteers at any tkr^ 
in lh|e service /shf^l be xeduc^d tn numbef, the bfjgadier gene- 
lals and major gienerals herein provided for. shall be discharged 
in proportion to the reduction in the nnnriber of the brigades 
and divisfiDDs : A^d provided^ further. That each brigade ^^SSSS^wtS 
voluoteere ahall conmt.of .soi less than t|h^e regiments, andr^ 
each di.viaion shaU consist of not less than two ))rigades. . 

Approved* June 26, 1846. , 



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CHAP. S^.-^AT^ Atir Irifbkihgr ai»pix>t^Ha^oba'^r tHe^tll^ 
expencet of the Mian DeparimeDt, an^ for fulfilling treaty stipulations trtth 
the Tariouft frrdfS^D inbes, for tbe jfeli^ eiidlog Xofte IhlHiaib, 4i#kMlflMii- 
dred and ftuiy^seTeo. 

[Sec. 1.] jB^ it enacted hy the Senate and House ofRepre- 
' sentatives of the United States of Amfrica in Congress as- 

sembled^ That the following sums be^ arid they arehereby ap- 
propriated, for the year ending on the thirtieih. day of June, 
eignteen hundred and forty-seven, for the, purpose of paying 
the current and contingent expenses of th« Indian Dep^utmeht, 
9Pc| fulfilling treaty 'stipulations with the varioiis Indian tribes; 
tio be paid out of auy moiiey in the Treasury riot otherwise ap-, 
propriated — 

For the current and contingent expenses of the Indian De- 
partment, viz : 
Superintend. P'or the pay of the Superintendent of Indian affairs at St. 
•8Mvoi!Sfp8ge^^"^^> ^"^^^® several Indian agents, as provided by the acts 
137. " ' of June.fhfrtieth, eighfeen hiindrefd and tlrirty-fcur,-* and bf 
J8eevol.9,poge jjjjjj.^1^ jljj^j^ eighieeu. hundred and iWriy seven *feilxteeh' ihoti- 
FroTita sand five hundred dollars: Provided always^ That no super- 
intendent of Indian affairs, or Indian agent, or other disbursing 
officer in such service, sKall have advanced 't6 himjob-lAtlian 
or public accotmt, any money to be disbursed itt tViture,' until 
finch superintendent, agei^t, or officer in such si^nrice shall hinVe 
settled iiis^ accounts of the precetHng year, ahd dlitislaclorily 
diown that all balances in favor of Wi^i; Government, i^'hich 
may ippear tl) be in his liands, ar^ ready to be'paM oitt on 
the ot-der of the Department. 
Sub-agents. t^or pay of sub agents, iiuthorized by the titi o^- Jtlrietlnrti- 

;/ eth, eighteen hundred and' thirty-four, eleven tbbbseind two 
*^ /. hundred and fifty dollars. ' . " ' 

triiiiSm!^^!!^ . f*^''"" agent for the Indian tribes re^fdfn^ lir^ohfh;* ^i^rt 
par jPieite sfSof the Opper Pla[t(e and Upper Arkapso!; riV^h, the Mmf ttf fif* 
upper Aitouei*. teen hundred dollars. 
Interpreters, 'i^prp^yof interpreters, as anthdri*^ by (h6 sfchicr act, leti 

iKotiyrfrfd five; hundiied dbHar?.. 
Clerks. * .'t*or;pjjy of clerk to Snp6riYi(etld«nt af'Sl. Lobttj ^ho is 
tiereby autb'ori^ed to b6 contiotied,' onef tHMisdafl tird^ hundred 
dollars'. ' • ' 

.^ Toiivkj of cftrk tb at;ttrigSupennteiSdeht'^f'WeiN»rti T^im- 
Vory, wn6 is h^ereby authorized to be conti&^^/OQe thcMelLtid 
,;_^ .. . .dollars. . '.'..■*■•*■'' ' "/':" 

iJhwiuflne. For proiflsiotie for Iiidhms, af ifejft dfelrfb*Hoh' «f '^tiliuitiM^ 
while bri" visits erf- business with tfii -drfl^f^iit '^Chpenhtertdefits 
and ageitVd, arid when assembled on public busirf^^'Whiefa is 
hereby authorized, eleven thousand eight "hutld^ed tMttlfsL ' 
Fresente. For presents to Indians, five thousand dollars. 

For postages, rents, stationery, fuel for offices, and other 
Contingencies, contingencies of the Indian Department, and for transporta- 
tion and incidental expeuses, thirty-six thousand five hundred 
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. For fuKliieg treiay stipalatioqs wi^i yarioua lodiaa ^r^b^^SSTJ^iiili^ 

171Z I ■,.. . , •tipttlations. 

TO THE CHRISTIAN INDIANS. 

Pot permanent annuity, stfpulated in the acte'of May twen- Annnity. 
ly.-aisah, eigl)/ean hundred and i^^entyfij^ur^ and May tw^eotieth, 
eigbleea hundred and twenty-six, four hundred dollars, 

TO THE.CHIPPEWAS OF MISSISSIPPI AND LAKET SUPERIOR. 

For payment in money for twenty yetira, stipulated m the Money, 
second arijcle of the t^-eaty of twenty>nin(h July, eigbfeeiY 
hundred and thirty-seven, nine thousand five hundred dotlai^. 

For payment in goods for twenty years, sripU'tated in the se- ^^^^^^ 
cood article of the treaty of twenty ninth= July, eighteen htin-*' 
dred and thirty seven, nineteeH thousand dbllfcrsi 

For establish i'ti^^ three blacksmiths' shops, supporting three ThVeo bi^t^ 
smiths, and furnishing iron and steel for twemy years, sh'pulal- 5™****^iy ^ 
ed in the second article of the treaty of twenly-ninfh July, i837. 
eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, three thousand dollars. ♦ 

For support of farmers, purchase of implemeifits, grain, or Farmen* impie- 
seed, and to carry on their agricultural pursuits for twenty *»«n«^.<^ 
years, stipulated in the second article of the 'treaty of twenty- 
ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty seven, one thousand 
dvllfiTB. . . . * , 

For purchase of provision^ for twenty-years, stipulated in Providoni. 
the second article of the treaty of twenty-ninth July, eighteen 
humtred and tbivty seven, two thousand dollars. 

For purchase of tobacco fortHQeniy. years, stipulated in the TotMcoo. 
ieccind article o^ the treaty of tventy-nimh July, eighteen huor 
dred and thirty-seven, five hundred dollars. 

For limked'atiiiufty'fbr twenty five yMrs,tii niotey, stipu- Limited annaity 
Iii(ad..ui ibpiqinlh.j^nicle of (he t.reaiy of fourth of October, *" ™*»«y- 
eigbleea bunSred and forty-two, twelve thousand |Sve huridred 
dotlars. 

JFqt. liqiiled «qnuity for twentyrfive years, in goods, sttpu- Limited umtntj 
Infe^ in, thV, fourth article of (h^ treaty of fourth of October, >" 8o«>^ 
eighteen .Auodred and foi'ly-two^ ten thouisand five hiindred 
dollarsl'.; t. f .; . .. 

For porchase^ of tpbacco and^ plroyisi6rt^, 6ti'^ulated in'theTobeooo&pr»- 
foucib Wicl^.o/ the treaty 0/ fourth ofQctober, eighteen huii-^***®"'- 
drea and forty- two, two thousand dollars.^ , . , . 

Fo^^si^pi^Ct of two blacksmiths' shops^.incltic^ing pay ofTwobUckemith 
;sn\Mlb8(Wa.a^1siants,and fu ^pishing iron aiid steel, siipufated jJ^JT^J"!**^ 
in the rdurih article oftlie treaty of fourth ofO'ctober, eighteen 
himdrei^^^nd^JbrtvMwo, two tho / 1, / . ' 

For^jsj^pjiiqrt' i^f ^^^ in' the fourth 'article' VarWeii, ;, 

of ihc treaty 0/ fourth of October, one thoiisand dollars.*' 

For My^p!^ two carpeniers, siipulote4 in the founh Aiiicte. Ci^^terf. 
of the treaty of- fourth of October, eighteen hundred and' forty- 
>^o, twelve hundred dollars. 



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^Behooia. Por Support of schools, stipulated in the fourth article of the 

treaty of fotirth of CXc^dbA, eighteen huodred and' forty-two, 
•"• two thousand dollars, 

. TQ THB QHIPPEW AS OF SAG AN AW. 

Annnitiefl. ' For permanent annuity, stipulated in (he fbilrth article of 
the treaty of third of August, seventeen hundred and ninely- 
five, one thousand dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the Second article of 
the treaty of aevenleenth Novenaber, eighteen hundred and 
seven, eight hundred dollars. 

For permanent apnuiiy, stiputaied in the fourth article of 
the treaty of twenty-fourth September, eighteen hundred ^nd 
nineteen, one thousand dollars. 
Blackamith, For Support of blacksmith at Saganaw, and for farmine^ 
J^"*'"®'^*^ utensils and cattle, aqd for the employment of persons to aid 
tbera ID agriculture, sitpulaicd in the eighth article of the 
treaty of twenty-foucth September^ eighteen hundred and 
nineteen, and seventh article of the treaty of January, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-seven, two thousand dollars. 
Edocfttian. For. education, during the pleasure of Congress, stipulated 
in the sixth article qf the treaty of fifth August, eighteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, one thousand, dollars. 

TO THE CHIPP£WAS, MENOMONIEg, WINN£BAGO£S, AND OTTPfr 
YORK INDIANS. 

Education. For education, during the pleasure of GodEtgress, stipulated 
in the fifth article of ih^ treaty, of <elev€inthi Augasi, ^igbiiBen 
-huodced and twenty-seven, one ithousand five hundred doliani. 

TO THE GHHPPEWAS, OTTO^yAfik. aVi> PpTTAlVATOMlBS. 

. For permanent. annuity^ stipulated in the, second attide of 
the treaty of twenty- ninth July, one ihousatid' eight hundred 
and twenty-nine, sixteen thousand dollars. 

For lindited annuity for twenty ycard, stipulated in the tliird 
article of, the treaty of twenty-sixth Sepiertjber, on'e thousand 
eight hundred and thirty-thrtee, fotirteen thousand cfoRars. 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated inthfe, se- 
cond (supplemental), atticle of the treaty of twenty-sixfti' Sep- 
tembiBr, one thousand eight hundred and thirty^hree, two thou- 
sand dollars, • 

. . For life annufty to chiefs, stipulated in th^'fliiid article of 
the treaty of twenty-sixth September, one thousaiid eight hua- 
dred and thirty-three, seven htindred dollars, 
ith^and Fpr blacksmith at^ d assistant, stipulated in the sebond ^cle 
of the treaty ot twenty-ninth July, one thbusahd c^bt M'fidred 
and twenty -nine, seven hundred and twenty doHars. '\ ' 
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For the purchase of sali^ BtipiiUled in the second article of Salt, 
tlie treaty of twenty-ninih July, one thousand eight hundred 
and twemyvnine, two huodced and fifty doUarfl. 

TO THE CHOCTAWS. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of Aniwitiei. 
the treaty of sixteenth November, cigliteen hurtdred and five, 
three thousand dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the thirteenth article of 
the treaty of eighteenth October, eighteen hundred and twenty, 
SIX hundred dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in tlie second article of the 
treaty of twentieth January, eighteen hundred and twenty five, 
six thpusand dollars. 

Por life annuity to chief, Bob Cole, stiptilated in the tenth 
article of the tteaty of twentieth January, eighteen hundred I 

tiftd twenty-five, one hundred and fifty dollars. 

For life aanuity to three district chiefs, two hundred and 
iifty dollars each, stipulated in the fifteenth article of the tusaty 
of twenty'-seventh September, efghteen huadred and thirty, 
seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

For limited annuity for twentyyear^, stipulated in the seven- 
teenth article of the treaty of twenty-seventh September, ^jgh- 
teen hundred and thirty, twenty thousand dollars. 

For education of forty youths for twenty yeai^, inciludipg EdneatiMu 
mipport of teachers in the nation, two thousand five butidred 
^dhtrs^ier annum; stipulated in' the twentieth article of th^ treaty 
of twenty-seventh September^' dghteen hundred and' thirty, 
twelve thousaiid five htnrdred dblltirs. 

'For blAcksitith, stipulated in' the sixth oi^icle of the treaty filacksmlih* 
^f iB%hteenth October, eighteen hundred and twenty, arid g*^ lamtMitH 
ninth article of the treaty of twentieth January, eighteen liit!kti- 
^dfdd and twenty-five, six h\ttidred dollars. 

Per iron and steel, threehundred and twenty doHars. 

For three blackamitha and assistants for siixteen years, strpu- 
lotted in the twentieth article 6f the treaty of twenty-seventh 
September, eighteen hundred utid thirty, twenty-five liundi^d 
4and twenty dollars. 

^Pot iiroh and steel, nine hundred and stoy dollars. 

:F6r*p«qr of ^nittwright; stiphlat^d hi the twentieth driicje of JfiUwright 
<he trectt^ of tweqty-seventhSeptemberj eighteen hundred.attd 
xhhty, $ix hundred dollars. 

TO THE OfH^KiteXWS. 

<.F(«fpMf«ia]|elitfaitiiuity,tsttpukied in 4^ w*o( tweniy^fiAh Annuity. 
£*#biwi^^«\iMteto'fauii0E)fe^ tiioefyHMMi three thousand 
^dolIafB. 

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^ gJ(t»liiiiiil oi»lW0 of Hbe ^Uemv of lhnf«V4bartti} lIDiy^ieigii* 
Meo hundred and thirty-four, tnr^eithawiHtod dnHliTg, 

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TO THE CKSaSKS. 

Ammiciei. For perinaBeni annuity, stipulated in the foarth article of die 
treaty of seventh August, seventeen hundred and ninety, one 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of sixteenth June, eighteen hundred and two, thre& 
thousand dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty of twenty-fourth January, eighteen hundred and twenty-^ 
six, twenty thousand dollars. 

For iimited annuity for fifteen years, stipulated in the eighth* 
article of the treaty of twenty-fourth March, eighteen buadred 
and thirty-two, ten thousand dollais. 
BiAcksmiths For blacksmith and assistant, and use of shop and tods, 
wad ««««ant«» stipulated in the eighth article of tlie treaty of twenty- fourth 
* January, eighteen hundred and iwenty-six, eight hundred and 
forty dollars. 

For iron and steel, two hundred and seventy dollars. 
;■ For two blacksmiths and assistants^ and use of shops and 
tools, for twenty years, stipulated in the iliiiteenlh article of the 
treaty of twenty-fourth March, eighteen hundned and thirty- 
iwo, one thousand six hundred and eighty dollars. 
For iron and steel, five hundred and forty dollars. 
For blac)i:suuth and assistant, and use pf shop and tools^ 
during the pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fifth ar- 
Ucle of the treaty of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-three, eight hundred and forty ffoUaira. 

For iron and steel, two hundred and seventy doUans. 
"Wheel^fvpghi. For.wheelwright, stipulated in the eighth articleof thertreaty 
of twenty-fourth January , eighteen hundred and twenty-six, six 
hundred dollars. 
9V«8oii maker. For wagon-maker, stipulated in the fifth article of the treat/ 
of fourteenth February, eighteen jiiindred and thirty-three, six 
hundred dollars. 
Agricultural For agricultural implements, stipulated in the eighth article 
Iniplaments. .of the treaty of twenty- fourth January, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-six, two thousand dollars. 
Bdncation. For education for twenty years, stipulated in the thirteenth 
article of the treaty of twenty-fourth Match, eighteen hunclred 
and thuty-two, three thousand dollars. 

For education for twenty years, stipulated in the fifth article 
of the treaty of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-three, one thousand doUt^. 

For interest, at five per centum, on throe hundred and fifty 
theudand dollars, (nigta year,) stipulated in the third article of 
^ the treaty of twenty-tbiid November, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-eight, seventeen thousand five hundred dollars. • 
' For education for twenty years^ stipulated in the fourth ^iti* 
cle^.the treaty of fourth JamiMry, eigbteen iuMidbied unitBfkf^ 
five, three thousand ddlsirs. 

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TO THE CHEROKEEa 

^or four biucksmiths and assistants, stipulated in the fourth Btecigmiitfas. 
article of the treaty of fourteenth of February, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-three, three thousand three hundre^} and siscty 
doUaid. . 

For iron and steel, one ihiHisand and eighty dollars. fronandstMi, ^ 

For wogon-maker, stipulated in the fourth: article of the Wagon maker. ' 
treaty of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
three, six hundred dollars. 

For wheelwright, stipulated in the fourth article- of the treaty Wheelwright. 
of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, six 
hundred dollars. 



TO THE DELA WARES. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of Aonuities. 
'the treaty of the third of August, seventeen hundred and nine- 
ty-fi^e, one thousand dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the^fifth article of the 
treaty of third of October, eighteen hundred and e^hteen, four 
thousand dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of the 
treaty of thirtieth of September, eighteen hundred and nine, 
five hundred dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipidated in the supplemental treaty . 
of twenty-fourth of September, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, one thousand dollars. 

For life annuity to chief, stipulated in private and confidential 
articles of supplemental treaty of twenty-fourth of September, 
eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, to treaty of third of October, 
e^teen hundred and eighteen, one hundred dollars. 

For life aniiuily to three ohiefe, stipulated in supidemental 
article to treaty of twenty-sixth of Qoober, eighteen hundred 
and thirtjr-tvo, three hundred dollars. . 

For the purchase, of salt, stipulated in the third article of Pnichne of 
treaty of se^nth June, eighteen btuidrjed and three, one bun- "***• 
dred dollars. 

For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the sixth article BiacknaitfaanA 
of treaty of third October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, se- Mtiatam. 
Ten bundrc^d and twenty dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shops, two hundred anfd twenty I '"^"«'" 
dollars. 

For inter^t on forty-six thousand and eighty dollars, at five 
per centum, being the value of thirty-six sections of land, set 
apart by the treaty of eighteen hundred and twenty-nine fbr 
education, stipulated in resolution of the Senate of nineteenth 
January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, two thousand three 
hundred and fotir dollars. 



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TO TH£ FLORIDA. INDIANS. 

vBiaeimmth and For blacksmith and araislant, Sdpukled in ibe 8ixlh.aftic]e 
assutant. q£ jj^^ treaty cf eighteenth of September, eighieen hundxcd 
.and twenty-three, and treaty of ninJi of May, eiglUeen. hun- 
dred and thirty-two, one thousand dollars. 
. .AjuwiuM. For annufiy, in goods, for fifteen years, stipulaledin the sixth 
article of the treaty of fourth January, eighteen hundred and 
forty-five, two thousand dollars. 

For annuity, in money, for fifteen years, siipulaled in the 
sixth article ^f the tceaty of fourth January, eighteen hundred 
and forty-five, three thousand dollars. 
Agiicuiiiirai For agricultural implements, for five years, sdpulated iu the 
implements, geventh article of the treaiy of fourth January, eighteen hun-* 
dred and forty five, one thousand dollars. 

to THE lOWAS. 

Interest. For oue year's interest on one hundred and fiCiy-seven thou- 

snnd five hundred dollars, to be iuvested at five per cetttum, 
fltipulaied in the second article of the treaty of oineteenth Oc- 
tober, eighteen hundred and thiriy-eight, seven thousand eight 

• hijndred and seveotyfive dollars. • 

TO THE KICKAPOOS. 

Annuity. For limited annuity, for nineteen years, simulated in the 

fourth article of the treaty of twenty- fourth or October, eigh- 

• (Cj8n hundn^ W)A tt^irty-twQ,fiye thousand dollars. 

TOTHEKANZAS. 

Biftcknnithand For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the fourth article 
■""**"*' of the treaty of third df) June, oAe tiiousand eight hundsed. and 

twenty-five, sev^n huittdred and twenty 'dollars. 
Inn end steel. For iron and steel, &c, two hundred aad twenty doUers. 
'I'AiiMttural 'For ^rictilturiil aasi^tanDe, strpiilated iit ithe.foprth aeticle of 
anistance. j|he treaty of4lhird^auiie,' one ihjC^usandeightghttridred and 

twenty-five, one th9Usand six hundred dollars. 

TO TUEMIAMiES. 

-•Aiwiuiy. Forf|!^rnfpj9i9Pt at^UMity, stipulated in thefoiuth firlicle of 

the treaty of tvirenty-third October, one thousand eight hun- 
dred a|^d«t^^i^jf3ix,'t;wenty;five thousand dollars. 

Btocjumith and Fot Dla,ci^ub a^d assiist^nt, stipulated in the'^fiAh article of 
the tjrej^ty of jsixnh pctpbier, eighteen huqdred and eighteen, 
seyeu hundred and twenty dollars^ 

bonand tteel. por iroh and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars. 

TdImcco. For one thousand pounds of tobacco, two thousand pounds 

of iron, one thousand pound^of steel, stipulated in th^ fourth 

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article of xh&iteiAy of twsni^ahird October, eighteeii hundred 
and twenity-six, seven hundred and seventy del larB. 
* For pay of miller in lieu of gunsmith, stipulated in (he fifth* Miller. 
article of treaty of sixth of October, eighteen hundred and 
eighteen, six hundred dollars. * 

For one hundred and sixty hUshels of salt stipulated in the Salt. 
fiAfa article of treaty, of sixth October, eighteen hundred and 
e^teen, thi^e hundred and t\renty dollars 

For education and support of the poor, stipulated in the Education and 
sixth article of treaty of twenty-third October, eighteen hun-'"'*^"**^P°"' 
dred and twenty six, two thousand dollars. 

For the tenth of ten inslalraefits, stipulated in second article *0'!* «»25°*"* 
of treaty of twenty-fourth October; eighteen hupdred and trea'iy?n844. 
thirty-four, ten thousan.l dollars. 

For the ninth of ten instalments, stipulated in third article*^. instaim«it 
of treaty of sixth November, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, trwl^^ofisae. 
twelve thousand five hundred and sixly-eight dollars. 

For the sixth of twenty instalments, stipulated in second ^^h instalment 
article of treaty of twenty-eighth November, eighteen hundred treaty "n^. 
and forty, twelve thousand five hundred dollars. 

For payment in lieu of laborers, stipulated in sixth article P^ynent in Uen 
of treaty of twenty-eighth November, eighteen hundred and **■' 

forty, two hundred atid fifty dollars. 

For agrieultural assistance, stipulated in the fifth article of j^*"*^^**"**"- 
treaty of sixth October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, two ■ 
hundred doltars. 



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TO THE EEL RIVERS— MIAMIES. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth artfclfe of 
the treaty of third of August, seventeen hundred and ninety- 
five, five hundred dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of th^ "• 
treaty of twenty-first August, eighteen hundred and five, two 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of the ' 
treaty of thirteenth September, eighteen hundred and nine, 
three hundlfed and fifty dollars. 

TO THE'MENOMdNlES. 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the se- Annuity. 
cond article of the treaty of third September, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-six, twenty thousand dollars. 

For two blacksmiths and assistants, stipulated in the second Blacksmith 
article of the treaty of third Sejpiehaber, eighteen hundred aod*"^""**"^" 
thirty-six, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shops,: four hundred and forty '«» »»^ ■*^'- 
dollars. 

F&r purchase of provisions, stipulated in the second article P«>viiian». 
of the treaty of third September, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
six, three thousand dollars. ^ 



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Tobacco. For two thousaod pounds of tobacco, stipaJated in the se- 

cond article of the treal]^ of third September, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-six, three hundred dollars. 

For fanning utensils, cattle, Ac. stipulated in the second 
article of the treaty of third September, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-six, five hutidred dollars. 

For thirty barrels of salt, stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of third September, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, 
one hundred and fifty dollars. 

TO THE OMAHAS. 

Biackmiith For blacksmith and assistant, for ten years and during the 

and atnistant pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fourth article of the 

treaty of fiflpcnih July, eighteen hundred and thirty, seven 

hundred and twenty dollars. 

Iron andit«ei. For iron and steel tor shop, two hundred and twenty dollars. 

.AfxicnltuTal For agricultural implements, during the pleasure of the 

impleroenta. President, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of fifteenth 

July, eighteen hundred and thirty, five hundred dollars. 

TO THE OTTOWAS AND CHIPPEWAS. 

Annniiy. For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the fourth 

article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, eighteen hundred 

and thirty-six, thirty thousand dollars. 

Interest. For interest, to be paid annually, on two hundred thousand 

dollars, as annuity, per Senate rcsolutictn, twelve thousand 

^ dollars. 

For education for twenty years, and during the pleasure, of 
Congress, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twen- 
ty-eighth March, eighteen hundred and tliirtysix, five tliou- 
sand dollars. 

For missions for twenty years, and during the pleasure of 
Congress, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twen- 
ty-eighth March, eighteen hundred and thirty-eix, three thou- 
' sand dollars. 
Vaccmemat- For vacciue matter, medicines, and pay of physiQian, stipu- 
tw, medicinei, lated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty- eighth March, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-six, three hundred dollars. 
ProvUions. For purchase of provisions for twenty years, stipulated in 
theJburth article of the treaty of twenty eighth March, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-six, two thousand dollars. 
Toljacco. For six thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco for twenty 

years, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty- 
eighth March, eighteen hundred and thirty six, nine hundred 
and seventy-five dollars. 
. g^j For one hundred barrels of salt for twenty years, stipulated 

in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-six, three biindred and fifty 
dollars. 



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For five hundred fish barrels for twenty years, stipulated ^^ b&ml9» 
in the fourth article of ihe treaty of the twenty-eighth March, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-six, seven hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For three blacksmiths and assistants, stipulated in the sev- Blackimitfatt 
enth article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, eighteen ^"^ "«■»»«■. 
hundred and thirty-six/two thousand one hundred and sixty 
dollars. 

For iron, steel, &c. for shops, six hundred and sixty dollars, iron and steel. 

For gunsmith at Mackinac, stipulated in the seventh article G«n«nith. 
of the treaty of twenty eighth March, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-six, six hundred dollars. 

For iron and steel, <fcc. for shop, two hundred and twenty iron and gtML 
dollars. 

For pay of two farmers and assistants, stipniated in the sev- Fannert. 
' enth article of the treaty of twenty eighth March, eighteen 
hundred* and thirty -six, sixteen hundred dollars. 

For pay of two mechanics, stipulated in the seventh article Mechaniet. 
of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-six, twelve hundred dollars. 



TO THE OTTOES AND MISSOURIAS. 



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For blacksmith an^ assistant for ten years, and during the 
pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fourth article of the"* * 
treaty of fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty, seven 
hundred and twenty dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty iron and »taei. 
dollars. 

For agricultural implements for ten yeare, frpm eighteen. Agncuitaiai 
hundred and forty, stipulated in the third article of the treaty *"P"****^ 
[of the^treaty] of twenty-first September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-three, five hundred dollars. 

For education, during the pleasure of the President, stipu- 
lated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-first Septem- 
ber, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, five hundred dollars. 

For limited annuity for ten years, stipulated in the second 
article of the treaty of twenty-first September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-three, two thousand five hundred dollars. 

For two farmers for five years, and during the pleasure of 
the President, stipulated in the fifth article of the treaty of 
twenty-first September, eighteen hundred and thirty^thrce, 
twelve hundred dollars. 



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TO THE OSAGES. 

For interest, at five per centum, on sixty-nine thousand 
one hundred and twenty dollars, the valuation of fifty-four 
sections of land set apart by treaty of eighteen hundred and 
twenty-five for education, per resolution of the Senate of nine- 
ieenth January, eighteen hundted and thirty-eight, three thou- 
sand four hundred and fifty-six (Is^llars. ^ 



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Axmnity. Pdt limitisd annuity for twenty years, stipiilaled in the se- 
eecond article of the treaty of elevenlh January^ eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-nin6, twenty thousand dollars, 
BiaekMDithi For support of two smiths' establishments, stipulated in the 
**^***'****^*"' second article of the treaty of eleventh January, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-nine, two thousand dollars. 

For pay of tvvd millers, for fifteen years, stipulated in the 
second article of the treaty of elevendi January^ eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-nine, twelve hundred dollars. 

For pay of two assistant millers for eleven years, stipulated 
in the second Article of the treaty of eleventh January, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-nine, four hundred and fifty dollars. 



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TO THE OTTOWAS. 

Annuities. FoT pemtta«ilt annuity, stipulated in the fourth artideiof 
the treaty of thiid August, seventeen hundred itnd ninety five, 
one thousand doUoiB. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 
• the treaty of seventeenth of November, eighteen hundred add 
seven, eight hundred dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty.of seventeenth of September^ eighteen hundred and eigh- 
teen, .fifteen hundred dollare. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty ©f twenty-ninth August, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
one, one thousand dollai^. 



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TO THE POTT AW ATOMIES. 

For permanemt annuity; stipulated in the fourth article of 
the treaty oflblrd August, seventeen hundred and ninety-five, 
onethousiuid dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of the 
treaty of thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and nine, five 
hundred doltars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third aiticle of the 
tresity of second October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, two 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For limited annuity for twenty-two years, siipulateA in tl>e 
tbifd artide of the treaty of sixteenth October, eighteen huri- 
dr@d aq4 twenty-six, two thousand dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of twentieth September, eighteen hundred and twen- 
ty-eight, two thousand dollars. 

For limited annuity for twenty-years, stipulated in the se- 
cond article of the treaty of twentieth September, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, one thousand dollars. 

For life annuity to chief, stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of twentieth September, eighteen hundred and twen- 
ty-eight, on^ hundi'cd dollars. 



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For -education during the pleasure of Congress, stipulated in Education, 
the second article of the treaty of twentieth Septemb^r^-eigh- 
teen hundred and ti^enty-eight, one tboutond dollars. 

For purchase of salt, stipulated in the third article of the Saii. 
treaty of geyenth June, eighteen hundred and three, one hun- 
dred and forty dollars. 

For pufthase of one hundred and sixty bushels of salt, sti- 
pulated in the third article of the treaty of sixteenth October, 
eighteen hundred and twenty -six, three hundred and twenty 
dollars. 

For education, during the pleasure of Congress, stipulated 
in the third article of the treaty of sixteenth October, eighteen 
hundred and tw^enty-six, two thousand dollars. 

For blacksmith and assistant, stipiilated in the third article 
of the treaty of sixteenth Ociob6i", eighteen hundred and twcn- &c 
ty-six, seven Hundred and twenty dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollai^. 

For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the third article " 
of the treaty of twentieth September, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, seven hundred and twenty dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shops, two hundred and twenty 
dollars. 

For two thousand poutids of tobacco, fifteen hundred pounds Tobacco.^ 
of iron, and three hundred and fifty pounds of steel, stipulated 
in the second article of the treaty of twentieth of Septe*nber, 
eighleed hundred and twenfy-eight, four hundi^ dollars. 

:to the pottaw atomies of iiuRorr. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second acticle of Annuity.^ 
the treaty of seventeenth November, eighteen hundred and 
seven, four hundred dollars. 

TO THE POTTAW ATOMIES OF THE PRAIRIE. 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the third Annnities. 
article of the treaty of twentieth October, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-two, fifteen thousand dollars ; 

For life annuity to two chiefs, stipulated in the third article 
of the treaty of the twentieth October, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two, four hundred dollars. * ' . 

TO THE POTTAWATAMIES OF THE WABASH. 

F'or limited ^rinuity for twenty years, stipulated in the third Annuity. 
article oi* the treaty of twenty-sixth October, eighteen hundred 
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TO THE POTTAWATOMIBS OF INDIANA. 

Edacation. For education, during (he pleasure of Congress, stipulated 
in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-seventh October, 
eighteen hundred and tliirty4wo, two thousand dollars. 

TO THE PIANKESHAWS. 

• •• 
Annuities. For permanent annuity, per fourth article of (he treaty of 
third August, seventeen hundred and ninety-five, iive hundred 
dollars. 

For permanent annuity, per third article of the treaty of 
thirtieth December, eighteen hundred and five, three hundred 
dollars. 

TO THE PAWNEES. 

Agricuiiunii For agricultural implements for five 3'ears, and during the 
implomenta. pleasure of the President, stipulated in (he fourth ^article of the 
treaty of ninth October, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, two 
thousand dollars. 



TO THE QUAPAWS. 



Annuity. 



For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the fourth 
article of the treaty of thirteenth May, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-three, two thousand dollars. 

For education, during the pleasure of the President, stipu- 
lated in the thiid article of the treaty of thirteenth May, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty 4hree, one thousand dollars. 

<For blacksniiih and assistant, during the pleasure of the 
President, stipulated in the third article of the treaty of thir- 
teenth May, eighteen hundred and thirty three, eight hundred 
and forty dollars. 

Iron And steel. For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars. 

For pay of farmer, stipulated in the third article of the 
treaty of thirteenth of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, 
six hundred dollars. 



Education. 



Blacksmilh 
and assistant. 



Farmer. 



TO THE SIX NATIONS OF NEW YORK. 

Annuity. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the sixth article of the 

treaty of eleventh November, seventeen hundred and ninety- 
four, four thousand five hundred dollars. 

TO THE SENEGAS OF NEW YORK. 

Amnity. For permanent annuity, in lieu of interest on stock, per act 

of nineteenth February, eighteen hundred and thirty- one, six 
thousand dollars. 

TO THE SIOUX OF MISSISSIPPI. 

Blacksmith For blacksmith and assistant for ten year?, during the 
«Dd assistant, pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fourth article of the 



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treaty of the fifteenth July, eighieen hundred and thjrly, eight 
hundred and forty dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollar. ^ 

For agricultural implements, during the pleasurfe of the Pre- 
sident, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of fifteenth 
July, eighteen hundred and thirty, seven hundred dollars. 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum, orit 
three hundred thousand dollars, stipulated in the sei^ond artiifle 
of the treaty of twenty- ninth September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-seven, fiAeen thotjsand dollars. 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in second 
article of the treaty (^ twenty-ninth September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty seven, ten thousand dollars. 

For purchase of medicines, agricultural implements and 
stock, support of farmers, physicians, blacksmith, and for other 
beneficial objects, for twenty years, stipulated in the second 
article of the treaty of twenty-ninth September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-seven, eight thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For purchase of provisions, for ^twenty years, stipulated in 
the second article of the treaty of twenty-ninth September, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, five thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

TO THE YANCTON AND SANTIE SIOUX. 

Forblacksmhh and assistant for ten years, and during the Blacksmith and 
pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fourth article of the "*^*'*'''- 
treaty of fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty, seven 
hundred and twenty dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty iron and steel. 
dollars. 

For agricultural implements, during the pleasure of the Pre- Agricultural 
sident, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of fifteenth '»"*P^*"®'*^" 
July, eighteen hundred and thirty, four hundred dollars. « 

TO THE SACS AND FOXES OF MISSOURI. 

For interest on investment in slock, at five per centum on interest. 
one hundred and fifty-seven thousand four hundred dollars, 
stipulated in the second article of the treaty of twenty-first 
October, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, seven thousand 
eight hundred and seventy dollars. 



TO THE SACS AND FOXES OF MISSISSIPPI. 

For permanent annuity, stipulate<} in the third article of the 
treaty of third November, eighteen^ hundred and four, one 
thousand dollars. 

For limited annuity for thirty years, stipulated in the third 
article of the treaty of twenty-first September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-two, twenty thousand dollars. 



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For blacksmith and assistant, during^ the pletksufe of ihe 
»id »«•*»"«•' president, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of fourth 
August, eighteen hundred and twenty four, eight hundred and 
forty -dollars^ 

For iron and steel, ice. for shop, two hundred and twenly 
dollars. 

For blacksmith and assistant for thirty years, stipulated in 
the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-first Septembefj 
eighteen hundred and thirty-two, eight hundred and forty 
dollars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars. 
Gunimith.&c. For gunsmith for thirty years, slipulatediln the fourth article 
of the treaty of twenty-fir3t September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two, six hundred dollars. 

For iron and steel, <fcc. for shop, two hundred and twenty 

dollais. 

Agricuitonii For agricultural implements, during the pleasure of the Pre- 

implement^ giderit, Stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of fourth 

August, eighteen hundred and twenty four, eight hundred 

dollars. 

For forty barrels of salt for thirty years, stipnlaldd in the 
fourth article of the treaty of twenty-first September, eighteen 
hundred and thirty two, two hundred dollars. 

For forty kegs of tobacco for thirty years, stipulated in the 
foimh article of the treaty of twenty-first September, eighteen 
hundred rtnd thirtytwO; six hundred dollars. 

For limited annuity for ten years, stipulated in the second 
article of the treaty of twentyeighth September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thiity six, ten thousand dollars. 
n For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum on 
two hundred thousand dollar?, stipulated in the fourth article 
of the treaty of twenty-first October, eighteen hundred and 
thirtj^seven, ten thousand dollars. 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum on 
eight hundred thousand dollars, stipulated in the second arti- 
cle of the treaty of eleventh October, eighteen hundred and 
forty-two, forty thousand dollars. 

TO THE feHAWNEEB. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty of third A.ugust, seventeen hundred and ninety-fi.ve, one 
thousand dollars. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth aiticle of the 
treaty of tweniy-ninth Septetnber, eighteen hundred and seven- 
teen, two thousand dollars.- 

For purchase of salt, siipUla(ed in the third article of the 
treaty of sc^venlh of June, eighteen hundred and three, sixty 
doIlai-8. 



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For blacksioith and assiitant^ during Uie plea8Ur£^ oitbe Pre- BUeiuniitiis 
£ident, sdputated ia the fourth article of the treaty of seventh SJ^ awwtanu, 
November, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, eight hundred 
aj)d forty dollars. • 

For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars. 

For blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the 
President, stipulated in the fourth article i>f the treaty of eighth 
August, eighteen hundred and thirty -one, eight hundred and 
forty dollars.. 

For iron and steel, d&c. for shop, two hundred and tw^tity 
dollars. 

TO TttE SENEGAS AND SHAWNEES. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of the Annuity. 
treaty of seventeerith September, eighteen hundred and eigh- 
teen, one thousand dollars. 

For blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the Pre- BUckBmith and 
iridentySiipulatedinthe fourth article of the treaty of twentieth *ff"****^ 
July, ^ight^en hundred and thirty one, eight hundred and forty 
doUars. 

For iron and steel, &c. for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars. 

^ TO THE SENEGAS. 

For permitiient aijinaity, stipulated in the fourth at^licle of tlie Annuities. 
treaty of twenty-ninth September, eighteen hundred and-Sdvep- 
leen, five hundred dollars. 

For peimanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty of seventeenth September, eiglUeen hundred and eighteen, 
five hundred dollars. 

For blacksmith and assistant, duringthe pVeasure o^the Prfe-^j*^^*^**^* 
sident, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-""" ' 
eighth February, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, eight hun- 
4red Wkft foty 4QUaii:s. 

For jraa and 9leel, ^c foe shop, twor hundred and tWjenty 
dollars. 

For-^y of miU^r,r dMring the pZeasare of the PareskleEit, stip- Miller. 
^l^ed la UiQ fourth aitiifde of the treaty pf tw)enly-^hihf Feb- 
luaiy, eigh|B(^n hMQ^red and iibirtyr<>ne,r w hundred 4oUars« 

TO THE WY^NDOTS. 

For permanent Annuity in lieu of all former annuities, strptt- Annuity. 
l3ted mthe (bird article of the treaty -of the seventeenth March, 
eigfitden hundred and forty-mp, seventeen thousand five hun- 
dred doiiars. 

For thQ balance due the Wy^ndots pnf the yaluation of their y^^^ ^f ^^^ 
ioqifpveiwnts cm the lands in Ohio and Michigan, ceded b7F^^^322!^ ^ 
the Wyahdpts talkie tJiiited States, acQordiDig to the appraise- '*°^*^*^*^ 
xnent inade ' by Moees H- Kfrby and John Walker, pursuant 
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and the Wyandots at Upper Sandusky, March serenteenth^ 
eighteen hundred and forty-lwo, the sum of fifty-seven thou- 
sand ninety-four dollars and twenty-four cents, in addition to 
the sum of money h^lretofore appropriated, which are also di- 
rected to be paid, the proviso to the appropriation made at the 
session of Congress in eighteen hundred and foily-four to the 
Proviso. contrary notwithstanding: Provided^ That the money herein 
or heretofore appropriated, for the payment of the appraised 
value of the Wyandot improvements, shall be paid by an agent 
of the United States to the several individual Indian claimants 
in person^ or, in the event of the death of any of the originals 
claimants, then to his family, and to no^other pei-son or persons 
whatsoever. * 

BiackamiUis ' For the support of a blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in 
and asBirtnnis, j[jg i^nlh article of the treaty of twenty ninth September, eigh- 
teen hundred and seventeen, seven hundred and twenty dollars. 

For the purchase of iron and steel, <kc. for shop, two hun- 
dred and twenty dollars. 

For the support of a blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in 
the eighth article of the treaty of seventeenth March, eigh- 
teen hundred and forty-two, seven hundred and twenty dollars. 

For the purchase of iron, steel, <kc. for shop, two hundred 
and twenty dollar. 
Educauon. For education, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty 
of seventeenth March, eighteen hundred and forty -two, five 
hundred dollars. 

TO THE WEAS. 



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Tobacco. 



For permanent annuity^ stipulated in the fifth article of the 
treaty with them of the second October, eighteen hundred and 
eighteen, three thousand dollars. 

TO THE WINNEBAGOES. 

For limited annuity for thirty years, stipulated in the second 
article of the tresiiy with them of the first of August, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, eighteen thousand dollars. 

For limited annuity for twenty-seven years, stipulated in the 
third article of the treaty of the fifteenth of September, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-two, ten tfaoiisand dollai^. 

For the purchase of fifty barrels of salt, for thirty years, stip- 
ulated in the second aiticle of the treaty of the first of Au/afust^ 
eighteen hundred and twenty nine, two hundred and 6fiy dollars. 

For the purchase of three thousand pounds of tobacco, for 
thirty years, stipulated in the second article of the treaty of the 
first of August, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, three hun- 
. dred and fifty dollars^ 

For the purchase of one thousand five hundred pounds of 
tobacco, for twenty seven years, stipulated in the fifth aitkde of 
the treaty of fifteenth of September, eighteen hundred and 
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For the support of three blacksmithsr and assistants, for BiacknniUi» 
thirty years, stipulated in the third article of the treaty of the firet i"*! ""^'"^'^ 
of August, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, two thousand 
one hundred and sixty dollars. 

For the purchase of iron, steel, ifcc. fyr shop?, six hundred 
and sixty dollars. 

For pay of laborer, and for oxen for thirty years, stipulated J^borcr,oxei»» 
in theUiird article of the treaty oi the first of August, eighteen ^' 
hundred and iweniy-nine, three hundred and sixty-five dollars. 

For the purpose of educniion, for twenty-seven years, stipu- Education. 
lated in the fourth article of the treaty of the fifteenth Septem- 
ber, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, three thousand dollars. 

For the suppoifof six agriculturists, purchase of oxen, ploughs, *jppwt eijix 
and other implements, for twenty seven years, stipulated in the aJT*''* "" * 
fifth article of the treaty of the fifteenth September, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-two, two thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the pay of two physicians, stipulated in the fifth article Physicians. 
of the treaty of the fifteenth September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two, four hundred dollars. 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum on imereM. 
one million one hundred thousand dollars, stipulated in the ** 
fourth article of the treaty of first November, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-seven, fifty-five thousand^dollaiB. 

For fulfilling treaty siipulationB with the Creeks and Semi-^ FiiiffliinirtMaty 

nofefi, Viz: wth Creekn & 

For annuity to the. Creeks for twenty vears for purposes of 8eniin.)ic8. 
education, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty'bf fourth of An»«^y- 
January, eighteen hundred and forty-five, three thousand dollars. 

For subsistence of Seminoles while removing to Little river, Sub«8tence of 
and for six months thereafter, stipulated in the fifth article of^^^^^ 
the treaty of fourth of Jjmuary, eighteen hundred and foity- five, 
twenty-six thousand dollars. 

For annuity to Seminoles for fifteen years, in goods, stipula- Annuitiea lo 
ted in the sixth article of the treaty of January fourth, eighteen ®«"»»»^^<^'- 
hundred and forty-five, two thousand dollars. 

For annuity to Seminoles for fifteen yeare, in money, stipu- 
lated in the sixth article of the treaty of fourth off January, eigh- 
teen hundred and forty- five, three thousand dollars; 

For agricultural implements to Seminoles for five y^ars^stip- Agncttitnni 
ulated in the setenih article of the treaty of fourth January, *™P'*™»"*** 
eighteen hundred and forty-five, one thousand dollars. 

For expenses of making the northern and western boundary Maridngboro. 
lines of the Cr^ek. country, stipulated in the eighth article ofS^fc^^^'iJ^ 
the treaty of fourth Janiiary, eighteen hundr^ and forty-five, 
five thousand dollars. 

For payment to the American party of St. Regis Indians, ^^^^^JJJ^^ 
stipulated in supplemental article to the treaty with the Six of St. Regw la- 
NiQitk>ns of New York, of fifteenth January, eighteen hundred *^^***'- 
and thirty-eight, one thousand dollars. 

For defraying contingent expenses of comn()isst6ner8 to ad-^"^«ww^ 
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temper, eighteen hundred and ihitty, in addition to former ap- 

piopriations, six thousand five hundred dollars. 

Re^ppropna- For the re- appropriation of this amount due the Senecas and 

^2]J §J*™^"2 Shawneea, for the ereciion-of a saw-mill and blacksmith shop, 

fihawnws. Stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twentieth July, 

eighteen hundred and thirty-one, six hundred and seventy-one 

dollars and sixty-seven cents. * 

For the re-appropriation of this pmount due the Senecas and 
Senecas and Shavvnees, for property lost, forage furnished^ifcc., 
stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty- ninth 
December, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, one thousand 
dollars. 
fte»«ppfOfma. For the re-appropriation of this amount dua for improvements 
**dSethS'SS?^^'^''^®^ under the sixth article of the treaty of twenty-fourth 
mieH. October, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, with the Miamies, 

stipulated in the seventh article of the treaty of sixth Novem- 
ber, e^hteen hundred and thirty-eighty five thousand twofaun- 
dred and ninety-nine dollars. 
Re-uppropria- For the re- appropriation of this amount due the westera 
*^^®f^*^^'Cherokee8, for stock lost, being the balance of the appropria- 
CheioiceA. uon made the twenty-e^bth June, eighteen hundred and 
thirty^four,for the satisfaction of. claims of this character, two 
thousand seven hundred and fifty-two dollars and fifty cents., 
lisBqvnsMvf J. For ^;Kpense^ of John TV^duiney, a Stockbridge Indian, to 
fViOiiioey. ^h^ Seat of Government, while here, and returning, the sum of 
! two hj*ndred dollars. 
Ecpemes ofa For expeusea of deflations of Cherokaes to. the Seat of Grov- 
<!h«S^. ^^^emmer^t,. while here, and i»turning to their homes^ five thou* 
«s{^nd five^bandj^ dollars. 
Exi>en8e8 ofa For expenses of. a del^g;aiion of Winneb^oes to the. Seat of 
WiMwbMoea?^ while jhere^,and returning to their homes, five 

Proviso. thousand dollars : provided, no pact of the two Jast appropria- 
. tiond/or expeases of delegations of Cherokeesand wlnoeba- 
.goes shall be paid ta any .citizen of the United States, nor. Axoll 
any part be paid bujbMfo^ regular accounts and vouchers show- 
.itlgtQ -whom paid ^and for what paid, except such officer or 
agent afiitbe Pceaklent of the United States shall direct to ac- 
company the gaid dt^putaiioh of ' Winuebagoes. 
..Vanmt to Fi>r<,payi9ftQtto ^ia^MBte Powlisi and the chiefs, of the first 
Sivpt.Fowii«. Christian i party .^f the Qneidas, stipulated in the diicteenth 
article pfibe.lfreaty with the Six I^^atiens of New York, fif* 
leeftth January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, four thou- 
sand dollars. 
Faymcnt t^ F^r.pavflftentto Willjam Day, and ,the chiofe of the Orchard 
WTm. Pay. ^^y ^f J^e Oneidas, stipulated in the thijneenth<articIeorJtke 
:>ma|yiwtth the Six Jiations of New York,'fi(leenth Jamtary, 
y ^hAeen .hundiied andt'thif ty^^lghti two ^ousand dollars, 
intemttmft. *For interest »on the .amounts ^warded Choctaw claimaois 



^»2«^- under the fourteenth article of the treaty, of Dancinj? Rabtiit 

' . ioreek^of .the twen^y-^venth September, eighteen huaidfedrand 

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impossible to give (hem, and ia lieu of the scrip that has been 
awarded under the act of twentyUiird August, eighteen hun- 
dred and forty two, not deliverable east by the third section of * 
the said law, per act of third of March, eighteen hundred and 
forty-five, viz : three thousand seven hundred and twenty-fiye 
dollars for the year eighteen hundred and forty ^ve^ and thirty- 
live thousand five hundred i\rKl sevent3'^-five dollars for the year 
eighteen hundred and forty-six. 

To make good (he interest on investments in State stocks iniewtt. 
and bonds for various Indian tribes not yet paid by the Siatea, 
to be reimbursed out of the interest when collected, nineteen ^ 

thousand five hundred and thirty-four dollars and nine cents. 

To defray th(^ expenses of a mission to the wild Indians of EipenMsofa 



the prairie, for the purpose of making treaties of peace and JJJJSSJ.^'"*^ 
friefidship, and for the ransoming of such white prisoners as 
may be held by them and delivered to the agents of the United 
Stales, fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the ransom of two white boy3,Gillis Doyle and Thomas Ransomoftw^ 
Pearce, held by the Camanches in bondage, and. delivered to ^^*®*^y"" 
4he agenta of die Government, five hundred dollars. 

For permanent provision for education purposes for the years Pefimneiu mo- 



eighteen hundred and forty-five and. eighteen hundred and for-^^^ 
tysix, (omitted in previous estimates,) stipulated in the fourth 
article of the treaty with the .Wyanclots of the seventeenth 
Marcby. eighteen hundred and forty-two, gne tl;iou?and dollars. 

For medals to be distributed amoiigst the chiefs and leading Medah. 
uiea of, the .Indians, tweuty-0ve hundred d.oUars. 

To .d^fmy. the .expense ot holding a treaty wit-h the Meno- Expenw ©r 
monie Indians for the purchase of their lands north of Fox^^^^^H^ 
river, in ihe Territory oi Wisconsin, two thousand dollars. monies. 

To pay J. A. S. Acklin, United Slates J)istiiqt Attorney for p»TmiBntto J^ 
the northern district of Alabama, for professional aervicea in djB- ^- g* pfj[||^ 
feiidiii^ Captain Jaifies H. R9ger9 and Lieutenant Roberts, in Attoiney,dM}. 
suitja brought to recover damages for an act done by them, tuider 
tbe.ofder of a superior ofiicer, while in the service' of the United 
States ; abo, to pay to Joseph Bryan, agent of William Whit- 
field, Co/jpurchasingand distributing stock animals to the Creek 
Indians^pui^uant to an article of a treaty made with said Indians, 
fonr hundred and eighty-nine dollars. 

For cotppensation to two commissioners to examine cl^inis Compmntiom 




, ji «[• 

two commissioners here provided for shall, upon any, cp^e he- 
ibre them, differ in opinion, it shall he their duty to call ,iipon 
the Attorney General to settle the difierence between them: 
I^rovidedj That the commission hereby revived shall continue FroTifio. 
for one year and no longer. 

To defiay the expenses of holding a treaty with the Potta- . ,?.*p*"*^ ^^ 
w^atamio Indians of the Missouri river, three thousand dollars. ^th^ttfe^PMiS^ 
And it shall be the duty of the diflferent agents and sub-agents wmtomiM. 

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to take a census, and to obtain such other statistical information 

— of (he several tribes of Indians among whom they respectively 
reside, as may be required by the Secretary of War, and in 
such form as he shall prescribe. 

175,000 of itock Sec. 2. And be it further enacted^ That the sum of seventy- 
^^^^J/^'Jj^ five thousand dollars, heretofore^ paid to the President of the 
Yoik to be can- United States under the treaty made with the Seneca Indians 
wwmt*plfcced ^^ New York, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-two, for 
to the credit of the benefit of said Indians, and the stock in which the same 
wdiadiani. ^^j fj^y^ been invested, shall be, and the same is hereby taken 
absolutely to the use of the United States, in accordance with 
the prayer of said Indians ; and it shall be the duty of the Sec- 
retary of the Trea'sury to cancel the said stock, and place upon 
the books of his department the amount of seventy five thou- 
sand dollars to the credit of said Indians, upon which sum in- 
9 per cent inte- interest shall thereafter be paid to them, at the rate of five |)er 
Tert^te be P»w* centum per annum : Provided ^ That any interest which may 
be due and unpaid on said stock at the time of its cancellation, 
shall be forthwith paid to ihem. 
Frendenttore* Sec. 3. And be it further enacted^ That the President of 

- uriT Banker ^'^^ ^"^^^^^ States be, and he is hereby authorized to receive 
Mew Yoritfrom the Ontario Bank of New York, any stock of the public 
imJwwMy bdd ^^^'^^ of the United Slates, or moneys which the said bank mt^ 
bj it for benefit hold in trust for the said Senecas, whenever the said Indians or 
*'*^*^^^j other pei^ons whose consent may be necessary, shall in proper 
«nd to place the form authorize the transfer; and to cause the stock to be can- 

-^tauu^ to are* ^^''^^' ^"^ ^^^ amount thereof, and of any moneys which he 

^t of^e raTd niay receive, to be deposited in the treasury to the credit of said 

->"*»■■■ Indians, upon which amount interest shall thereafter be paid ta 

5 percent, in- them at the rate of five per centum per annum, until Congress 

-Jg|"**®**«P^**may direct the principal in this and the preceding section to be 

^*"' paid to the Indians. 

SecrotAryof Sec. 4. ^nd be it further enacted^ That the Secretary of 

^*' Umialnn '. ^^^ be and he is hereby required to ascertain what annuities or 

itieii^ve*been n^uneys have been wrongfully wiihholden from the said Sene- 

Tj^heid fromcas, by the late sub-agent of the United Stales, and so lost to 

to t2e"*teJtr •^bem ; and to that end the said Secretary is authoiized, if in 

limony, dsc his judgment it shall be necessary or expedient so to do, to issue 

a commission or commissions to some discreet person or persons 

, to be selected by him to take testimony in Uie premises, and to 

1500 «p|)To. ^^po^t ^h® ^nme to Congress ; and to defray any expense which 

p|*«»g to de-may be incurred in the execution of the provisions of this 

Srei^nMS!'^®^*^'^"' ^ s"™ »ot exceeding five hundred dollars is hereby ap- 

* propriated. 

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CHAP. 35. — AN ACT to retrocede the county of AJexandria, in the District 
of Columbia, to the State of Virginia. 

Whereas, no more territory oughb io be held under the exclu- Prwmble. 
«ive legislation given to Congress over the Disirict which is 
the Seat of the General Government than may be necessary 
aoid proper for the purposes of snch a sent; and whereas, 
experience hath shown that the portion of ilie District of 
Columbia ceded to the United States by the Stale of Vir- 
ginia has not been, nor is ever likely to be, nece««iiry for iliat 
purpose; and whereas, the State of Virginia, by an act pass- 
ed on the third day of February, ^ei^hteeu hundred and 
forty six, entitled " An act accepting by the State of Virginia 
the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, when 
the same shall be receded by the Congress of tlie Uuiied 
States," hath signified her willingness to take back the said 
territory ceded as aforesaid : Therefore — 

[Sec. I 1 -Be i7 enacted by the Senate and House of Repve- All that portion 
sentatives^ of tlie United States of America in Congress as- of CoTumbS co- 
semUed^ That, with the assent of the people of the county ded by the State 
and town of Alexandria, to be ascertained as hcieinafter pre-t,^,,JJ51™^^J 
scribed, all of that portion of the District of Columbia ceded State. 
to the United States by the State of Virginia, and all ihe rights 
and jurisdiction therewith ceded over the same, be, and the 
same arc hereby, ceded and forever relinquished to the State of 
^ Virginia, in full and absolute right and jurisdiction, as well of 
soil as of persons residing or to reside thereon. 

Sec. 2. And be it furt/ter enacted^ That nothing herein con- Notiiing herein 
tained shall be construed to vest in the State of Virginia any coniamed to bo 
right of property in the custom-house and post office of theto"ves't^m**tho 
United States within the town of Alexandria, or in the soil of s^'® of virgt- 
the territory hereby receded, so as lo affect the rights of indi-prope"iy"m the 
viduais or corporations therein, otherwise than as the same shall c^^om hou»a 
or may be transferred by such individuals or corporations to the&c. '^'^ ** ^*' 
Slate of Virginia. 

Sec. 3. And be it further' enacted^ That the jurisdiction and Kxi«tinjiaw» 
laws now existing in the said territory, ceded to the United Jot ITcMm^ 
States by the State of Virginia, as aforesaid, over the peiisons <*«*«"»»"• ""?>* 
^ and property of individuaU therein residing, shall not cease or^nia^hnfi pro^ 
cietermine until the Stale of Virginia shall hereafter provide, by vide hj i»<v^ 
law, for the extension of her jurisdiction and judicial system ^j^JriX^Son, 
over the said teititory hereby receded. &c- 

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted. That this act shaH not ^"^Sl ajS! 
be in force until after the assent of the people of the county ^^aiiown i 
njad town of Alexandria shall be given to it in the mode here-«»^^v ^^ 
inafter provided. Immediately after the close of the present flLIif^mct thail 
session of Congress, the President of the United States shall to>^« •ff*^*- 
appoint five commissioners, (any three of whom may act,) 
citizens of the said town or county of Alexandriii, and freehold- 
ers within the same, who shall be sworn before some justice of 
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the duties hereby imposed upon them faithfully, impartially, 
Manner of «s- and {q the best of their ability. These commissioners, or any 
•enM'^^of ull of them, shall proceed, with iir ten days after tliey are notified 
people of said of their appointment, to fix'upon the time, place, and manner 
town and coun.^^ taking the vote within the town or county of Alexandria, 
and shall give notice of the same by advcFtisement in the news- 
papers of the said town. And on the day and at the place eo 
appointed, every free white male citizen of the United States, 
who shall have lesided in said county of Alexandria for six 
months preceding the time when he offers his vote, insane persons 
and paupers excepted, shall vote viva voce upon the question 
of accepting or rejectiog the provisions of this act The said 
commissioners shallpicside when this vote is taken, and decide 
all questions arising in relation to the right of voting under this 
act. Within three days after this vote is taken as aforesaid, the 
said commissioners shall make out three statements of the re- - 
suit of this poll, upon oath, and under their seals. Of these, 
one shall be transmitted to the President of the United States, 
one to the Governor of the Commonwealth of Vii^inia, and 
one shall be deposited in the clerk's office of the county court 
of Alexandria. If a majority of the votes so sriven shall be 
cast against accepting the provisions of this act, inen it shall be 
void and of no effect; but if a majority of the said votes should 
be in favor of accepting the provisions of this act, then this 
act shall be in full force, and it shall be the daty of th« Presi- 
dent of the United States to inform the Governor of Virginia 
that this act is in full force and effect, and to make proclama-" 
tion of the fact. 
RSffht of proper- Sec. 5. And be it further enacted^ That, in such ca^, (he 
^^^^'^^jjJ^VJJj right of property in the half square in Alexandria on which 
•tof be conveyed stands the courtihouse, bounded by Coluusbns, Queen, and 
or*^1iSnla"fof P'''"^®®^ streets, and the half square on which stands the jail, 
ttteofwtJdtowTi bounded by Princess, St. Asaph, and Pitt streets, shall be con- 
atidcoiimy. veyed to the Governor of Virginia, and his successors, for the 
use of the county and corporation of Alexandria forever ; and 
the Solicitor of the Treasury of the United States is hereby 
authorized and required, in the name and on the behalf of the 
United Stales, to make all the proper and necessary conveyan- 
ces for that purpose. 
Thedefaiof the Sec. 6. And he it further enacted^ That Congress will in' 
•iSSSSS net '^^ ^^^^^ assume and pay the debt, or any part thereof, now due 
«to be anumedby the corporation of the city of Alexandria, 
by congrcw. Approved, July 9, 1846. 



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CHAP. 36— A?* ACT to authorize Ihe President of the'United States to sell 
the reserfed mineral landis in the Slates of Illinois and Arkansas, lauid Ter- 
ritories of Wisconsin and Iowa, supposed to contain lead ore. 

[Skc. L] Be it enacted by Hte Senate and House of Repre- 
seniaiivcs of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledj That the President be, and he hereby is, authorized, AiUhoreserv; 
as soon as practicable, to cause the reserved lead mines and and'cShti^Ss 
conriguous lands in the Slates of Illinois and Arkansas, and lands in nfinois, 
Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, belonging to the United ^^jSS'K' i^^i" 
States, to be exposed to sale, in the same manner that other pub- «o be exposed lo 
He lands are authorized by law to-be sold, except as hereinafter**'^' 
provided. 

Sec. 2. And be itfuvihar enacted^ That six months' notice Six months pub- 
of the times and placed of said sales shall ^be given in such gfv^'^^f «ich - 
nawspapei-s of^general circulation, in such of (he Stales as theM!<5«» w^ .* 
President may think expedient, with a brief description of theSUn, &c*^*^*** 
mineral regions of the States of Illinois and Arkansas, and Ter- 
ritories of Wisconsin and Iowa, and of the lands to be offered 
for sale^ sfiowiog the number and localities of the different 
mines now known, the probability pf discovering others, (he 
quality of the ore, the facilities of working it, the further facili- 
ties (it any) for manufactories of shot, sheet lead, and paints, 
and the means and expense of transporting the whole to the 
principal markets in the United States: Provided^ That the Proviso, 
said lands shall not be subject to the rights of pre-emption* until ' 
after the sam^ have been offered at public sale and subject to 
private entry. ' 

Sec. 3. •Snd be it further enacted^ That upon satisfactory Any tract con- 
proof made to (he register and receiver of the proper land office, JJJ.^jJJP8g*J^^']jJ5 
that an}' tract or tracts of said lands contain a n)ine or mines oforetobdsoidin 
lead ore, actually discovered and being worked, then, and in that J^^js-on^^^^^i 
case, the same shall be sold in such legal subdivision or subdi- include such 
sions as will include such mine o.r mines; and no bid shall '^^ Si,"bid to*be?e- 
leceived therefor at a less rale than the sum of two dollars and c«ived ior less 
fifty cents per acre ; and if sucli tract or tracts shall not be sold *^»'»" #8 50 per 
at such public sale, at such price, nor shall be entered at private 
sale within twelve months theieafter, then the same shall be 
subject to sale as other lands : Provided^ That no legal subdi- proviM. 
vision of any of said lands, upon which there may be an out- 
standing lease or leases from the Government of the United * 

States, or their authorized agent, unexpired and undetermined, 
shall be sold until after the determination of such lease or 
leases by effluxion of time, voluntary surrender, or other legal 
extiaguishment tliereof. 

Approved, July 11, 1S46. 



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CHAP. 37.^AN ACT to legalize certain land sales made at Chocchuma and 
Columbus, in the State of Mississippi, and to indemnify the Cbickasaws 
therefor. 

[wSec. 1.] Be it enacted by l/ic Senate and House of Repre- 
scjitatives of the United States oj A?nerica in Congress as- 
Patents to issue 5e/7i6/e</j That it may and shall, be -lawful' for patents to be 
for such sales of jggued^ ^g i,| ordinary cases, for such of the sales of land made 
chmncTandcS^in the land offices at Chocchuma and Columbus, in the Slate 
]arabu8, Miss, of Mississippi, as n)ay be found, by the definitively established 
toS^^^Ji^Uiinlhe line of the Chickasaw cession of one thousfind eight hundred 
Chickasaw SOB- and thirty-four, lobe, in whole or part, within that cession, and 
^WTOuJbefi^ the said sales are hereby confirmed and legalized; and for the 
confirmed and pi,rpose of indemnifying the Chickasaw^ tribe of Indians for 
^%propriarionSfi»d sales, there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in 
for indemnify- the treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum of money equal 
Mwif?*^ ^^'*^*^*^<^ all which has been received upon said sales, to the fund cre- 
ated by the treaty wiih said Chickasaw tril:)e, and of right to 
Proviso. them belonging : Provided^ nevertheless^ That this act shall 
not exietid to any sale where the purchase money may have 
been refunded to the purchaser. 
Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 38.— AN ACT to ciiange the time of lidding; tlie federal court in 
^lo^th Carolina . 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress a$^ 
C'lTcwi Court senibledy That the circuit courts of the United States for the d is 
for North Caro-trict of North Carolina shall be held at Raleigh, on the first 
at^Raieigh*^on Monday in June and the first Monday in December, instead of 
isi Mondays iivthe tirncs now prescribed by law: and all actions, suiis, ap- 

June and De- i .* •^••i i-i* 

cember, instead peals, recoguizfinces, processes, writs, and proceedmgs whatever 
of the' •tirooa pending, or which may be pending, in said courts, or returnable 
bylawT**^" ^ thereto, shall have day therein, and be heard, tried, proceeded 

wiih, and decided in like manner as if the lime of holding said 

court had not hereby been altered. 
Approved, July 16, 1846. 



CHAr. 39.— AN ACT for the relief of James Wyman. 

[Sec 1.] Be if enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
p Pension of $6 5e/??6fed, That the Secretary of War be, and is hereby, directed 
£>we?hini! *^'^^ place the name of James Wyman upon the roll of invalid 
pensionei^, and cause to be paid to him six dollars per month, 
out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, commencinf? 
from and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and 
« foriy-six, and to continire during his natural life. 
Approved, July K, 1846. 



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CHAP. 40.— AN ACT for the relief of Joseph Kemball. 

[Sbc. 1.] Be a enacted Ay the Senate and House of Repre- . 
sentaiives of the United States of America iyi Congress as- 
sembledy That- the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is here- Jo^P^^'^J* 
by, directed to pay to Joseph Kemball, or his legal representa-onadaeMiiAr 
tivesj the sum of one hundred and ninety-eight dollars and wwk done bf 
fortyseven cents, out of any nioneys in the treasury not other- "* ^ 
wise appropriated, being the balance still due on one of Thomas 
Tapper's due-bills of twelve hundred and six(y-lwo dollars 
aud forty-seven cents, after deducting a credit of thiriy-nine 
dollars and forty-seven cents, given by him for work done on 
Madison barracks, at Detroit, in eighteen hundred and sixteen ; 
one thousand aud twenty-three dollars and eighty-six cents of 
which was allowed to the credit of the assignees under the act 
for (he relief of Jesse Smith and others, passed June four- 
teenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six. 

Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 41 AN ACT for the relief of Jamee Mains. 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sewbledy That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, di- PeDrionoris 
rected to place tke nanie of James Mains upon the roll of invalid Cio5!**^*^ *^ 
pensioners^ and cause to be paid to him six dollars per month, 
oui of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, commencing 
from and after the first day of January, eighteen hnndred and 
forty-six, and to continue during his natiuul life. 

Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 42.— AN ACT for the relief of Benjamiu Harris, of La Salic county, 
State of Illinois. 

fSBC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentaiives of the United States of America i/i Congress as- 
sembledy That Benjamin Harris, of La Salle county, State of ^^j^^J^^^ 
Illinois, be, and he is he is hereby, permitted to enter, at the nimum priM 
minimum price per acre, the southeast fraction of the north- Jjruixwf i5 
west quarter of section twelve, in township numbered thirty-three district, iiiliSt 
north, range numbered three east, of the third principal meri- 
dian, in the Dixon land district in said State, heretofore entered 
by said Benjamin Harris as a pre-emption under the act of the 
nineteenth of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, and 
which entry luis been cancelled for irregularity; and en the^*^»*^» 
payment of the purchase money therefor, a final certificate and ^ 

patent shall issue as in other cases : Providedy however^ 1/ any ^roviao. 
transfer or assignment of the right of the said Hanfis has bean 
madehy him to any other person, the privilege hereby granted 
shall extend to and be exercised by his assigneje. 

Approved, July 16ih, 1846. 

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CHAP. 43.— AN ACT for the relief of Oeorgc D. Spencer. 

[Sec. I.] Be it enacted hy the Setiate and Rouse of Repre- 

se?Uatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 

•To bo paid M'sefnUed^ That the Secretary of the Treasury bct and he hereby 

STtakii tfc» is, authorlzejl and directed to pay to George D. Spencer, out of 

«enniT? 4wo any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum 

fion^omery '"of seven ly-six dollars and twenty-three cents, being the balance 

eoonty, Md. due for taking the census of Iwo precincts in the county of 

Montgomery, in the Stale of Maryland, in the year eighteen 

hundred and forty. 

Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 44.*-AN ACT for the relief of Beminstoii Buffeobarger. 

[Sec. i,] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprt- 

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 

iko yfrongru\{y scmbled, That the sum of fifty dollars, out of any moneys in 

loK refunded™ ^^^® treasury not otherwise appropriated, be paid to Semington 

Buffenbarger, of South Charleston, in thd coiiniy of Clark, in 

the State of Ohio, it being for money wrongfully received by 

the receiver of the land office at Waupaukonetta district, in 

said State of Ohio, for the northeast quarter of the northeast 

quarter of section four, in township number six south, of 

range number eight east. 

Approved, July 15, 1846. 



« CHAP. 45.— AN ACT for th« relief of Sampson Brovrn. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted tnf the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Petmaa of ^(ysembled^ That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, re- 
SwedSm. *^" quired to place upon the roll of invalid pensions the name of 
Sampdon Brown, and that he pay him at the tate of six dollars 
per month for ai^d during his natural life, comonencing on Vha 
first ddy of January, eighteen hundred and forty six.- 
Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 46— AN ACT for the relief of Adam McCuUoch. 

[Sec 1.] Be it enacted by t/ie Senate and House of Repre-^ 
sentatives of the United States of Americain Congress as- 
•Tebepaid^aoo^'^iferfj That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and is hereby, 
lor hitWiti^ authorized to pay, out of any naoDey in the treasury not other- 
MaSSfon wn!^^ appr»priated, to Adam McCulloch, the sum of Hiroe 
Teying the hundred dollars, if it shall be ascertained by the Solicitor of 
-10 U. 8. jjjg Treasury that the legal title of G©at island, in the 9cate of 
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States,) is in the said Adam McCuUocb, and he, the said Adam 
McCairoch, will first convey his title to said Goat island to the 
Unired Stales. 
Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 47.— AN ACT for the relief Daniel logalls. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledy That the Secretary of War be directed to place the Name to be 
nanae of Daniel Ingalls on the pension roll, at the rate pre- f^^^^^ roll.**** 
scribed by the act of June seventh, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two, for two years^ service as a private ; aiid that his pen- 
sion comraenpe, according to the provisions of said act, on the 
eighteenth December, eighteen hundred and forty-three. 

Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 4a— AN ACT for the relief of iohD E. Holland. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Seriate and HoVrSe of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledf That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and is hereby, Hi« account for 
directed to cause the account of John E. Holland, for his|^nM8to*t>eau* 
travelling expenses when ordered on board the ship Vandal ia,di<edana paid. 
OS captain's clerk, in August eighteen hundred and thirty-two, 
to be audited and settled in the same manner as if the same 
had been claimed within six years, and to pay the sutu found 
to be due out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. ^ 

Approved, July 15, 1846. *^ 



CHAP. 49.— AN ACT for the relief of John G. Piorie. 

[Sec. L] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledf^ Thai the Secreiary of the Treasury pay to John G. Tobepaidtio-i 
Pierie, out of any money in the ticasuvy not otherwise appro- 25, ihe^ amount 
printed, ihc sum of one hundred and two dollars and twenty- Jj^y! eiLtoin- 
five cents, being the sum exacted on the entry of the brig ^1- *">««? o» ^"S 
drick at the New York custom-house, as foreign tonnage, be- gjgj^^pjj^^^f* 
caude of having foreign seamen, who were shipped Aom Oporto, 
from necessity. 

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CHAP. 50.— AN ACT for the relief of Joseph M. Rhea, of the county of 
Sullivan, in the State of Tennessee; 

[Sec. 1.] Be.U enacted by the Senate andHouseof Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of A^nerica in Cmigress as- 
Pemion oiUsembledy That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, 
low^hii^ *^' directed and required to place the name of Joseph M. Rhea, of 
the State of Tennessee, upon the roll of invalid pensioners, 
and that he pay him at the rate of four dollars per month dur- 
ing his natufal life, commencing on the first day of January, 
eighteen hundred and forty six. 
Appraved, J uly 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 51.--AK ACT for the relief of Arthur R. Frogge, of Fentress county. 

Tennwsee. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United Slates of America in Congress as- 
Fenmon of Ustembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, 
Sowed ™°"^*^ required to place upon the invalid pension roll of the United 
^^ ' Stales the name of Arthur R. Fmgge; and that he pay him 

at the rate of eight dollars and fifty cents per month for and 
during his natural life, commencing on the fii^tday of Jaauary, 
eighieen hundred and forty-six. 
Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 52.— AN ACT for the relief of Joseph Watson. 

[Sec! 1.] Be it enacted by ike Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives oj the United States of_ America in Congress as- 
r P9nh\ono($isembled, That the Secretary of War be authorized and direct- 
Cwed"°°^'* *^"ed to place the name of Joseph Watson on the roll of invalid 
pensioners ; and that he be paid at the rale of four dollars per 
month during his life, to cotnmence on the sixth day of De- 
cember, eighteen hundred and forty-five. 
Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 53.— AN ACT for Uic relief of John Ficklin. 

[Sec. 1 .] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United Stales of America in Congress as- 
PonwonofS85ewi6/erf, That the Secretary of War be authorized and directed 
J^wed.*'"^*' ^^'10 place the name of John Ficklin on the roll of invalid pen- 
sioners ; and that he be paid a pension at the rate of eight dol- 
lars per month during bis life, to commence on the twenty- 
second day of March, eighteen hundred and forty -four. 
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CHAP. 54.— AK ACT for the relief of Jamn Dfividson, of the county of 
Feotresft, in th« State of Tennessee. 

[Sec. 1.] Utit enaoiedby the Senaie and House of Rppre- 
setiiaiives qf the Unii^d Stales of America in Congress as- 
sembkdy That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, Pension of $6 
required to place upon the roll of invalid pensions (he nairie of fo^reJ*^*** *^' 
James Davidson, and that he pay him at the rate of six dollars 
per month for and during his natural life, conrmencing on the 
first of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six. 

Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 55,— AN ACT for the relief of William McCauley. 

(Sec. I.] Be it enacted by tfw Senate and House of Repre- 
sentaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledy That ihe Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, di PensioDofiC 
reeled to place the name of WHliam McOauley upon the roll [J^^.^*^*^ ^^' 
of invalid pensioners, and cause to be paid to him six dollara 
per month, out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, 
commeneipg from and after the first day of January, eighteen 
hundred and forty-six. 
. Approved, July 15, 1846. 



CHAP. 56.— AN ACT to establish the collection district of Chicago. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United Staies of America in Congress as- 
scfubled, That a collection district be, and hereby is, cstablislied Collection dig- 
upon the western shore of lake Michigan to be' called the dis- 1"?^ "o7*'iak2 
tJict of Chicago, within which the port of CMcago shall be a Michigan esta. 
port of entry. The said district shall include the terrilory, ^c^icogo made 
harbors, rivers, and waters uii the western shore of said lake, the port of en- 
from ihe line dividing the States of Indiana and Illinois, north- ^^^j^ district 
ward io the town and river Seboygan, and inclusive of the same, designated. 
which are within* the territory of Wisconsin. A collector shall \j^^^^^^^ 
be appointed fox^aid district, who shall receive the same amount 
of annual compensation as the collector of the district of Mi- 
chilliDiackinac. . . 

Approved, July 16, 1846. 



CHAP. 57— AN ACT for the relief of Nathaniel Stafford. 

[Sbc. 1.] Be it enacted by ihe Senate and House of Repre- 
sentalives^of the i United -States of America in Cojigress as- 
sembled. That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, i^^[^'gf;^'JS 
directed to cause (o be paid to the legally authorized gtiardiantobe'paidtohw 
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posure and extreme hardship in the mililary service of (he 
United States, the amount of arrearage which may be found 
due to him, at tlte rale of eight dollars fi^r month, from the 
seventeenth of May, eighteen hundred* and fourteen, to the 
thirtieth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-six, at 
which Hme hk pension, already allowed, comtnenced under 
existing laws. 
Approved, July 18, 1846. 



(^HAP. 58.— AN ACT for the relief of Isabella Batdridge, widow of Ca^nam 
John fialdridge. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and house of Repre- 
sentatives of the United Stiites of America in Congress w- 
^emUedy Thai the Secretary of War be directed to place the 
Hernametobename of Isabella Baldrtdge, widow of John Baldridge, de* 
IJjlJ^^JnJJJ,^'** ceased, '"an oflicer in the revolutionary war» on the pensioti roll, 
and that she be paid, out of any money in the treasury not 
olhcrwiae aj^opriated, a pension, for the aeivice of her husband 
To be paid nt as a captain in the revokitionary war, at the vaie of four hua- 
peraiinum.^*^^''®^ and eighty dollars per annum, commeiieiMg on the fourth 
of September, eighteen hundred and forty-three. 
Approved, July 18, 1846. 



CHAP. 59.--AN ACT for Ihe relief of Charles M. McKeiizic. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Honse of Repre- 
sentatives of the United S'.ates of America in Congress as- 

io^jte'80^''c ea^^"*'*^*^^' "^^^^ Charles M. McKenzie be, and be is hereby, atr- 
oVX(%. iand7ii^**<>^*zed to locale eighty acres of laird in any of the unlocated 
.Michigan, oi^ lauds of the United States, in the State of Michigan, subject 
TejLe'^to^theui^^^ pHvate entry, on his executing a deed of release of seventy- 
s. of 75 acres, five acres to.the United States, l)eing tliat part of the south lialf 
of the southeast quarter of section twenty-seven, township five, 
range one east, in the State of Michigan, not iwed or occupied 
by the said Charles M. McKenzie, being li^d covered by 
water; which deed of release shall be deposited with the rois- 
ter of the land office at Detroit, Michigan, and the receipt 
and certificate of said register shall be sufficient evidence to the 
register of any other land office in the State of Michigan, 
when the said McKenzie may desire to locate said eighty acres 
of land, of his compliance with the requisitions of this act. 
Approved, July 18, 1846. 



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CHAP. CO. — AN ACT to exempt canal boats from the payment of fees %n4 

hospital money. 

[Sbc . 1 •] Be it enacted 6y the SeiuUe and House of Repre- 
setUafives of Hie United States of America in Congress as- 
semUed, That ihe owner or owners^ master or caplaiu,or olh«r Canal boate e^ 
persons employed in navigating canal boats without rnasis orthc**]wraeni'*Sf 
steam power, now by law required to be registerecf, liceiX8ed,fee« aad hospi- 
or earolled and licenaedy shall not be required to pay any ma-^*^^ money, 
rinc hospital tax or niooey ; nor shall the persona employed to pg^^g o„. 
iiiivigale 8u<;h boats receive any benefit or advantage from the ployed in them 
marine hospital fund ; nor shall such owner or owners, master or i" ^S?^^'® M^ 

» ^, I . , « ' , benefit from the 

captain, or other persons be required to pay fees, or make any bospitatfiind. 

compensation for such register, license, or enrolment and li- 

conse, nor shall any 3uclt boat be subject to be libelled in any ^'l*^.^ ^l^^-'i^iS 

iri¥T-jo. s. r .\ ^ ^ subject to Iibei 

or the United Slates courts for the wages of any person or per- in the courts of 
sons who may be employed on board thereof, or in navigating ^^® ^ ^• 
the same^ 

Sec. 2. And be it further efiacted, That all acts and pearls lUpeai ofactB 
of acts repi^iant to the provisions of this act, be, and the same^'JJ^*"' *® 
are hereby repealed. 

A|^pFov€fd, July 20, 1846. 



CHAP. 61. — AN ACT making appropriations for the support of volunteers and 
other tipopt autborized to be evtoloyed in the proaecution 6i .tlie war with 
Meuco, during the jear endk^g the jihirtielb q( June, eighteen hMn^dred and 
forly-aeven. 

[Sec . 1 .] Be it enacted by the Senate and House cf Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of AnwiHca in Cojiffresa as- 
sembled^ That the following sums be, and the same are hereby 
appropriated, to be .paid out of any money. in the treasury, for 
the support of volunteers and other troops authorized to be em- 
ployed for the proseculion of the war with Mexico, during the 
year eivAing the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty- 
^eren. 

For the regular army, viz : Regrtarajmiy. 

For the pay of officers and men, provided for -by the act of Pay of efficera 
«ighcemth June, eighteen hundred and forty-eix, fort3'-fivej^5^iinew^ 
thousand nine hundred and forty-four dollars ; i^. 

For subsistence of said ofBcert, three thousand eight hundred i^obiirtence. 
«hd sixty-nine dollars; ' ^ 

For* forage for said officers horses, three thousand seven hun- *'«'»i«- 
dred a»d forty-four dollars ; 

P(nr etothing iot said officers servants, three hundred and sixty ciothuig. 
dollars; 

For recynitiag the riie reginaent. nine thousand one hundred ^ Recruiting n. 
and eighty dollars; . aeregunem. . 

For clothing and camp equipage for same, twenty-oine thou- Clothing and 
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Fortge. ' - For forage for same, fifty-two thousand two hundred and 

fifty-four dollars ; 
Voiunt««r». For voIuate.ers (including officers, (fee. authorized by acr» 
passed the present session) and their opemtiotis, and those of 
. ihe regular army, in the field, viz : 
Pay of officers For pay of officere, two hundred and twelve thousand and 
ninety-six dollars; 
Subsisfenc^. For subsistence of officers, &c. one hundred and fifty-two 

thousand seven hundred and sixteen dollars ; 
Forag». For forage for officers' horses, fifty-three thousand three hun- 

dred and seventy-six dollars; 
Ctothiog. For clothing of officers' servants, thirteen thousand eight 

hundred dollars; 
, Pay ofvoiun- For pay, &c. &c. of volunteers, authorized by the act of thir- 
^Tytfi^eacioJ^^®"^*^ ^^^y^ eighteen hundred and forty-six, three million four 
May 13, 1846. hundred and ninety^eeven thousand dollars ; 
SubsUtencc in ^'^i' subsistence in kind, one million fifty-four thousand and 
kind. ^ five hundred dollars; 

Camp equipage For ciuDp equipage, <fec. one hundred and thirty thousand 
dollais; 
Medical and For medical and hospital supplies, forty-five thousnud five 
hM^tai sap. hundred dollare ; 

** ***brdnance, For ordnance, arms^ &c. three hundred and forty-four thou- 
annt,&c. sand dollars; 

8appUea,trana. For supplied, transportation, ic^c of the quartermaster's de- 
portattoD, &c. parinnent. six million three hundred and nine thousand and 
twenty-seven dollars. 

Approved, July 20, 1846. 



CHAP. 63.— AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin Ballard. 

[Sec . 1 .] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Confinned in ^^'w^^^^j That Benjamin Ballard, of the State of Louisiana, 
tUidaiiMoeer. be, and be is hereby, confirmed in his claim, by mesne convey- 
to '*'i2ui»ian^ ances, to lots numbered one and four, section thuty five, town- 
entered in the ship sixteen, range twelve, containing ninety acres aud sixty 
gl^^ij^^,^*!!; hundredths, entered in the name of William Moyslin ; and to 
Aiot<»iianden-the iiorthwest fractional quarter section twenty-seven, township 
nuM ©rEiiwi*^'^^^^"' range twelve, containing sixty-two acres and fifty-two 
bethPaiker. hundredths, entered in the name of Etizabeih Parker — both 
situated on the Red river, and sold at the Natchitochc^s land office 
• on the eighth of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty. 
And the Commissioner of the General Land Office is hereby 
directed to issue patentij to th^ said Ballard for the land so above 
described. 

Approved, July 21, 1846. 



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CHAP. 63.— AN ACT for the relief of Robert Barclay, of Missouri. 

[Sec. 1 .] Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Repre- 
sefitathes of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled^ That Robert Barclay, of Missouri, be, and. he hereby Authorised la 
13, authorizeiil to enter, at any land office in the State of Mis- f "nT offico"in 
dOuri,stx hund\)ed and forty acres of any unimproved land sub- Missouri 640 
jecttosale at private entry, according to the divisions of ihe "^v^^'iand*^ 
public surveys; the said six hun('red and forty acres bein^ infieu of lands 
lieu of, and to be accepted as full compensation for.ihe conces-^Jh^jT^^hJ!^ 
sioa of eight hundred arpens granted to him by (he order of i^een wid by 
Delaflsns, the lieuteniant govenorof the province of Louisnna,^®";^* 
dated March sixth, one thousand eight hundred and two, which 
have been sold by the government of the United States as 
piiblic lands. 

Approved, July 21, 1846. 



CHAP. 64.— AN ACT authorizing and bsue of treasury notes and a loan^ 

[Sec. l.J Be it enacted by the Senate arid House of Rcprc- 
S€?UcUivcs of the United States of America in Congress as- ^^^^ ^ 
semBled, That the President of the United Slates is hereby aury" note* aS^ 
authorized to cause treasury notes to be issued for such sum or'*»orized. 
sums as the exigencies of the government may require; and in 
place of such of the same as may. bo redeemed, to cause others 
to be issued -, but not exceeding thesum often millions of dollars ten**\nniiOT«to 
of this emission outstanding at any one time, and to be issued ^^ ootstanding 
under the limitations and other provisions contained in the act J^S^b "Ssued 
entiled " An act to authorize the issue of treasury notes, '^ ap- under theiimi. 
proved the twelfth of October, one thousand eight hundred and J^^**"? (^tober 
thirty seven, except that the authority hereby given to issue i«, i«37.- 
treasury notes shall expire at the end of one year from the pas- 
sage of this act. rr» o , 

Sec. 2. And be itfurthcr enacted, That the President, ifin^^^^'SJ,^^ 
his opinion it shall be the interest of the United Stales so to dojmonejr in lieu 
instead of issuing the whole amount of treasury notes authoriz gu^'n^JS^JUS 
ed by the first section of this act, may borrow ^n the credit iwue stock for 
of the United States such an amoimt of money as he may deem 4™ Snowed, 
proper, and issue therefor stock of the United States for 
the sum thus borrowed, in the same form, and under the same 
restrictions, limitations, and provisions, as are contained in the 
act of Congress* approved April fifteenth, one thousand eight 
hundred and forty-two, entitled " An act for the extension of the 
loan of eighteen hundred and forty one, and for an addition of five 
raillions of dollars thereto, and for allowing interest on treasury 
notes due." Providedy however^ That the sum so borrowed. Proviso, 
together with .the treasury notes issued by virtue of this act, shall 
not in the whole exceed the strai of ten ra^illions of dollars: 
And provided, further y Thnt no commission shall be allowed 
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and also that the said slock shall be redeemable at a period not 
longer than ten years from ihc issue (hereof. 
Not to bear a Sec. 3. A7id be U further enacted, That the treasury notes 
higher raw of^^r^^ stock isBued under <he provisions of this net shall not bear 

interest than six , . , _ , • • ■ * 

per ceot. a higher rate of interest than sik per centum per annum, and 
no part thereof shall be disposed of at less than par. 
No coropensa. Sec. 4. A)id be U further enacted^ That no compensatioa 
to'ioj ^Srwd^l^^l^ he nmde to any oflScer, whose salary is Uxed by law, for 
^cer for pre- preparing, signing, or issuing treasury notes; nor shall any 
JJj^g^Jjjg**5Jgj clerks be employed beyond the number authorized by the act 
ootoB, 4cc. herein referred to. 

" tsOjOOOappn). Sec. 5. And be it further enacted^ That the sum of fifty 
?Mthe^mSunt^^^"^^^^ dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out 
ofcortaiu noteaof any moiiey in the treasury not otherwise appropripjied for the 
puiioined aJT P^^'^P^^® ^^ P^Y'"? ^^e amouni oT certain treasury notes (which, 
' ' having been received or redeemed by any authorized officer of 
the government, were subsequently purloined or stolen and 
put into circulation without evidence on their face of their having 
been cancelled) to the respective holders, who may have receiv- 
ed the same, or any of them, for a full consideration, in the 
usual course of business, without notice or knowledge of the 
same having been stolen, or cancelled, or altered, and without 
any circumstances to cast suspicion on tfie good faith or due 
caution with which they may have received the same. 
Approved, July 22, 1846. 



CHAP. S5.— AN ACT making appropriations for certain objects of expendi- 
ture qiereio specified. 

[Sec . 1 .] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcpre- 

seiUatives of the Ufiited States of America in Congress as- 

Fvy t^nd mi\e>sembledy That the following sums of money be, and the same 

^Conerew***"^^ hereby, appropriated for the several objects of expenditure 

bereaAer specified — viz: For the pay and mileage of mem- 

bei-s of Congress and delegates, one hundred and seventy: 

Expenses of six thousand five hundred and forty-eight dollars. For the 

SdUns 'of'^iSe^^P^^®^ of^he mission to the wild Indians of the prairie, in- 

lifnifie, (Ice. eluding the expenses of a delegation of these Indians to the city 

of Washington and back to their homes, and also some presents 

lYoviso, to them, fifty thousand dollars : Provided^ That no other or 

higher compensation shall be paid to the commissioners ap- 

Eointed to negotiate with said lodians than«is authorized by 
y the act approved seventeenth July, eighteen hundred and 
forty-two, nor shall ^ny expenditure be allowed by the account- 
ing officers but what shall appear to have been proper and rea- 
sonable, and which shall, in all reipects, be supported by the 
Pfoviro. most satisfactory vouchers: Promdcdyfurther^ Vh^i no account 
shall be allowed, except for objects authorized in the iqstruc- 
tioris to the commissioners : Provided^ however^ That bills or 
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or eitti^r of ibttaj, on the con^missioaer of Indian affairs, io pur-* 
:SDaDce of lOstVuctions and authomy. gi^en to them, eh^ll be 
paid out of i^id appvopriajtion, holcttn^. said commifiaionere to a^ 
ifoe ac«*x)UiHabihty for the amount or proceeds of said bills or* 
drafts. For fulfilling treaty with the Kansas Indians — viz : in-FaifiUingCffaa^ 
teresi on two hundred thousand dollars at five per cent., in iieuJJ"* ^^ *^^ 
of investment per second arude. of treaty of fourteenth July, 
eighteen hundred and forty- six, ten thousand dollars ; for de- 
fraying the nedesearf expenses of ne^iaikig Ihe treaty, phy*' 
meot to the ^niissionury society of the Methodist; Episcopal 
Church, for improvements, erection of a mill, and for provisions 
pci sametaxtide aiid tr8iity,;t^o thousand-doUan ; for oaqMaaeGr 
^vncfbying the weslern iHaeofiamdst ceded, attd iftorkiag' the 
aame, per third article of ilie same ireatyyooe tlKMisand'dolters. 
Approved, July 23, 1S4& 



C»A*P- 6R— AN ACT' In' WaffioH to the payment ot claims. 

[Becu Iv} .Be4i emMed bff* th» Sshate and l^m&^^0f R$pi^' 
^m^kgiumo/the UnUed Stat^ of ^iMrk^ iti €amgr^» ^^ 
sM i U tdf Thai wfaeDevet ^ a claii»> on the Unitwl' fifaies afere- cittMiaUairaft 
flaia shidliiHreafier bma been allowed by a rebot^cim or aiU of ^^3^ 
OMgnm0asa tthereby directed to be paM, th^money shdlt^tdt,!!^ ^ ^'^^ 
^mhM anyipart thereof, be pdid^ta' anSTp^soM^orp^iftMs^ «r . 
ciiaii'4lio okifuafif o«MeiaiiMMifK»hie dr thtitr ejceeaiororuns^thik 
B^MoiinmlnaeriOr adittinisMtois, usIess-saMi person ^n^n^ff 
itishliUfiodaceto the proper disbttrsitig dflfoey a^^sM^Mr- ^I^^SS^^ 
I attaliby/«xeoui^d/b^'8«eh datnttttil or claMfHrfUr, esceM- tom^yt. 
tfliittaeBB*iiiois^adiyMnt8tMn»iev 'a4«iiarieirtiiori;'aft0r>th€fienact- 
iBOieioC'jcbe iies4l«iien or act Mcmmg^ this^elahti^liattd evefy Requkiie §aam 
such warrant of attorney shall refiap tOfi^b-MMllKidn>'orcret,of wunnt ef 
aqil-ewi^f'i^ite tbo^.uim.uiitalkKi^tl^nibyy.andsl^tbe'^'^^ 
ait^jy .by two, ccygpfiient witnesses af»d;be\a6k^owlej^shy 
ttid^.^^raqaor^lpenMiMis executipg i^ befpre ao ofl^car i^viog'aii^c v. * 
ihimj^M lak;e4|ieWkDowledgnie^t pf deeds, ^ho sbftU certifys? ' ^ "'' 
su^aqkfiavf^^ ,and.M 9hall appaar by such: ceAifieateT 

dMM^^4)i£(^r9 fit ih^ ttmci oifj^ejpffakiog'ot such acknWiadgi . 
n^fgfyifc^fifg4(m¥ eiyHaioediWob warrant iOfj»Uaiiie(y tOttha . 
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C HAP. 67.-*AN ACT further to extend the Ume for locating Virginia miUtary 
land wamnt8» and retumtog s m ? eji tU weon to the General Land Office. 

seniaiiftf of th0. United Slates of America in CongressM- ' 
MiliMsi^ *^Ba£ the act entitled '' Afi act fuitKer to extend tbe Aet«rAi«Mt 
tintf^ A^toekting Vltginia tnilHaryjanid warmhis, find ^turning *2;.J**^J55^ 
aotvi^athtii^n to th^ General Land Office/' approved August niUMr ^Sa 

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imitmntt, ^.nioeteen, eighteen hundred and forty-one, as to all warrants is- 

yJlMaTsued prior to the tenth day of August, eighteen hundred and 

forty, and no others, be, and' i he same is hereby, revived and 

continued in force until ihe first day of January, eighteen 

hundred and forty-eight. . 

■"' Ajppfoved, July 29, 1846. . ' \. 



CHAF..68.^-'AN ACT siyiog the assent of Coagi«ss to a chaiice-of the oom* 
pact entered into between the United States and the Slate ot Arkansas, on 
ner admission into the Union. 

PkMMble. WtuMMS the GoiigceBs of tbe.Unilcd States, by an act snpple- 
tneuiary to an aet for the admission of the Stale of Arkansas 
into the Union, and to provide for ithe due execution of the 
laws of the United States within the same, aqd for other 
purposes, approved June twenty-third, eighteen hundred aud 
thirty-six, in the fifth proposition made to the Slate of Arkan- 
sas, and which was subsequently accepted by the General As- 
sembly of the Slate of Arkansas, provided that the two en* 
tire lownsbifto 6f land locate by Ttrtue of an' aia.of Con- 
greee entitled <' An act concerning a seminary of leaining^ ia 
.Ibi^ Territory of Arkansas," approved, ihe second day of - 
Mafoh^ ei^hijsen hundred and twenty.-aeven, whkh, by the 
firat vecited act of Congress, were vested in and isonfirared ta 
the General Assembly of (be State of Arbanaasyio be appi»^ 

Sriated solely to the use and eUpport of a Univetsitp.in mid 
late: A«d whereas the General Assembly of Ihe-fitaieof . 
Aikaiwas: have, by their resolution, approved Dcaaoriier 
eighteen, eighteen hundred and forfy-four, asked frr m tamit^ . 
. fic^Uon of said compoi^ to..aiHhiH)iiKe said General Assaoibljr 
^ to approprjfkte eaid seventy- two. sections of land Uk cdmnnnr 

J :> scb^ol putpQsei^ : Therefore, ... 

{Sec. 1 . ] JSe '* tnatted by the Senott and Home of Rifpre- 

soniktkfeg^ the United States of Ametiea in Congress as- 

jkHMtorCoB-taifiAb^ Ttiat the assedt of Congress be, and is>hereby, gtVett 

SUyf'iy ^to the change irt said compact asked for by fhe said General* 

Mvptettoaato Assembly, so as to authorize and empower the CSenetal ^ssem^ 

^JJjiStioi^f Wy- of the State of Arkane^; aifid (hey are hereby axjthorized 

7« eM^ona of and' empowered, lo appmprimV Md fie v^bty-two ^tibns of laod 

JSjJI^'SS^ the use and benefit of coniiflon scKdols in ^aid aWatd,'*^ m 

any other mode the said General Assembly may deem proper^ 

for the promotion of education in said State. 

Approved, July 29, 1846. 



^CHAP. 69^AN ACT f^ the i^t^f of Alwaliiuhi B. FiQilio. 

[Seo. 1.] Be it enacted Ity the Sefiaie and House^,of Repre- 
'sentatives of the United. Stated of America in Congress a^ 
sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasuiy he, and he^ia 

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hereby, authorized to settle, upon principles of justice andHwi 
equity^ (he accouotaof Abrc^^am B. Fannip> formerly coltoiKpr JjJ'y^JSl 
of the qustooas for the disuict of Savannat^, io tt\e Simeof 
Geoigia: Providedj That/ the, credit wbidi may be given in 
si|ch settlement on account of expenses incurred by anii ai» 
lowf^ to him per annup» as collector aforesaid^ ^hall qot enceed • 
th^^xpenses incurred. by and allqwed per annun^ iahi9,aQ<;e«9- . 
sor m said office,, por ipake ai^ balance due from or payable* by 
the United States to said Fannin. 
Approved, July 29, 1846. 



CHAP. 70.— .\N ACT fpr the fi$l|ef <»f AmoB KendaU. 

[8eq. 1.] Be 4^ enacletffii^tfiA Senaie and ffou^e of Repn- 
seniaiives of the United Slqtes of Americi^ in Congress aS" - 

zembtfid^ That the Fiist Auditor and Comptroliier of the Tieas- uu 

nty be^ and they arehereby^ authorized and directed tosaUle |he ^^^gj^^^*^ •; 

accpu&t of Amos f Kendall, late Postmaster* General, of the peiuc» to b^aa* 

United States, for such counsel fees as said Amq? Kendall haflj^jj^l* "*** ■•*^» 

paid» or bound hicnself to pay, and all other necessary aii^d usual ' 

expenses incurred, and not repaid by the plaintiiEs,; by rep^pn of 

the suit instituted against him by WilUaiq B/Stokes.^nd.others, 

in the circuit court of the District of Columbia, and decided 

in his fa^or by the -Supreme Court of the United States at Jan- 

uaiy term, eighteen hundred and forty- five; and that the Sec- Tobepaid^ 

retary 4^ Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized iod difecied^J^^^USiiL 

to pay, out of ai)y moneys i^^ the Treasury not o^hennrisQ i^p- 

propnated^ wl^atdver sums of mon^y may b^ aklowed ^ipv^im 

by said accounting; officers puf^tuMit tp. the {ucoviaiocs of' ihiAv 

act. .. • 

Appmved, July 29i'1846.,. , . . , . 



CBUIP» 7l>-AiK Aeir fl>r the r^^oC iMn. PIfce, widow «f the liUe Gwertil 

^^ Pike. : ,. 

fSkel'LJ Be U enaded^'th'e Senaie andBbuie o/ Reprc- -.. - •« 
ser^atives of the TTniled States of America in Congress as- ' ' . ^ \] 

seMSledy l^hat the sum of th,ree thousand dollars, out of any isjoo far uS 
moneys in ihe Treasury not otherwise appropriated, be, and the yeanMmceof 
same Id hereby appropriated^ to be paid to Mrs. Zebuloo Mont- JJ^'^'^jij^^ 
gomecy Pike^ widow of the late General Pike, for compens(^- expaditiottiff 
lion for tWo years' extraordinary services in two exploring ex- 
peditions by the said General (then lieutenant) Pike to tKe 
sources of the Mississippi,, in eighteen hundred and five dnd 
eighteen hundred and six^ and id the sources of (he.Arkans^ 
and Great Ratte,and through New Mexico, in eighteen bun- 
dled and six and eighteen hundred and seven. . | 

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CHAP. 72.--AN ACT, ^<^,^ ^l^f o^ Nftt^bamel PhiUips. 

(Sec. 1.] Be it enaciedbythe Senflte and House of Bepre" 
s^nlatives of the United States of Jimcrica in Congress as- 
A^mnon^ti s^fnbled^ 'I hat (hcSecreiaiy of the Navy be, and he is hereby, 
jMr^moni -^j^rected 10 phice the name bf Nothaniel PhiHii^s on ihe roll of 
invalid 'pensioners, and that he be paidj'durmg hie natbral Hfc, 
a pension ar the rale of four dpilars per monrfi^ to commence 
on the fitst day of January, one thousand eight hundred and 
forty -five. 

Approved, July 29, 1846. 



CHAP. 73.— AN ACT for (be relief of HaWet L. Catching. 

fSEc. 1.] Beit enactedby'the Senate mid Hou^e of B^e- 

sentatives of the United States of America in Ootigress as- 

Mi9ue4inmsembted^ That Harriet L. Catching be, and slie is hereby,, re- 

t«l!!2r'iSiiMt '^"^^^ f'^**" ^''^ payment of a judgment obtained against her 

h«r'bjrth?Utti- by the United Stales in the circuit court of the United "States 

wtfrtatef. */(jr Ihe southern dietrrci of Mississippi^ on the sixteenth day of 

November, eighteen hundred, pnd thirty-uinc : Provided^ She 

pay 'all costs of' ^id 9ti it. 

Approved, July 20; 1846. ' ' 



u CHAF.,7V-rAPI ACpr redUic|Ds.the,4Ht|<m>fijy|fU^4i^.^r<^ 

[Sec. 1 .] Be it' enacted by the Senate and tfot^se of Bepre- 
sentatjMes of the United Sfafes of America in Congress as- 
semAled^ That frolm and'aAeriHe'fi^t day of Deceinber next, 
in lieu of the duties heretofore imposed by law on the articles 
hereinafter mentioned, and on such as may now be exempt 
from duty, there shall be levied^ collected, and paid, on the 
goods, wares, and merchandise herein enumerated and provided 
for, imiKiciedufPOBLifermgii oouMffa^ ifae.fbtto4rittg-viie«i4)C 
duty — ^that is to say : ' * 

^te !H^t O^^gf^^.^'^^^^ ®"1? m!?r9]b!i\p^i9(»n(i(5Utioni<ed. io schadu)^^, 
oMuSet to b« a dM^X of one ^uf^drfi^per. centuiri.aa valorei^i. . 
'•Ewq* ->' Qp 'f[9^5^ waiiesjf and mer^^^ndif ® na^tioned in s^^dule. .p, 

' ' aduty of/cfifjf.jper cerifuni aa.y^^^^ 
I . On go(>di wvea>, and me.rchA!?<Ji9e mcntipn^d in,sc.be;jif|e.,C^, 

? -a duty p!f inird/ per centjum a^ vaJo|:^j)u ' ^ 

On. goods, war;^, ana rnercba^dl^Q mentioned m sph^i^f If^^ 
a duty of twenty jive per centum ad valorem, 

Qii goods, ware3> and r^ercbaBdise meutioae^r fivw^bf^Jul^Ei, 
a duty otJ^enty p^r 9enitu|D f^d vplpr^. ; 

Or^ gGK>d^ wares, and n>ercHaDc||.sie mentioned. ^9f1md;^lf 1P^, 
a duty 01 fifteen pe.i; centum a4 valorepa. 

On goods, wares, and merchandise, inentiooed in scheduI^^Gj 
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a duty of ^ife[f)er centum ad valorem.' .. /. ! 

Sifc?. 2. •*!«/ be itfurilter Enacted, Th^t from vmA dfter ihte'^cKe'uulc i dg.- 
fiist day of December next, tkvk goods^ waves/imd- meitharfdl&b^^' ^^®^ 
meMii^ed<UL:achedttte l^ball)ba«K^E|nprfrbnidQly. 

S»3a 8^ A^'M itjitribsrmkcied, That, fkm» and aft^ (fti^ 26 per ceaido- 
firaf d&jof Ddcembernext/tfceresliaifcte 'e^'^^^jCoWected/nHd^J^S^^**^^^^ 
)Nikl on eB ifoods, wares, aodmer^andie^ imported from foreign eiaUy providwi 
cdQfiKries, «i^ not't speeiaily provided forin thes aci, a dmy'tff^**'' 
iwenfypet cenCum ad vaSoreoi. 

Se&. 4i AwdbeH/uriharenaciitl^ That in all bases in vrhidh Good< to be 
the invoice or entry shall ocH ornitaih the weight or qiianihy Or ^dTS^SwitSSlS 
measure «fgo6ds, vf^'res^ orTnerohabdise now weighed or iHeas in^^MtMittfceE. 
itred or g«£gtd, (be same sbaH be weigfhed, gauged, or meas- 
uied'taibe expense of the- owner, agent, or consignee. 

Sbc. 6. Aikd be it further ^nactecf, Th-at firoiti and after . Df»wi»ck in 
the fraifiday of December neiX, in lieo of the bounty beretofioHe oh'JhSi^&S! 
amherissed hj law* to be paid on^ihe exportation of piokled igaK 
of the fisheries of the United Stetas, there ishall beaHDWed,of)i 
ibe exportation thereof, if ctired with ibfeigh safl, a drawback 
eqmil in amount to the duty paid 0^ the salt, and no more, to 
foe aseertained uiHier such! regwbtiohs ns Knaybe prescribed by 
the Secretary of the Tt-enswry . » ' ' Good», jc. im^ 

Sbo. 6. And be Ufkafher emhi^, That ail goods, wai^, pJJ^^*™/^',^!; 
and merehitiidlBe Inrij^icd fiSi^x' the ))assnge' of this act andactaiidia'Mdire 
wtueh miy^ in tlite pdbllo slwee on the secohd day of Decern- ^ ^L^JJiti 
bertidxliighatl be subject to no other duty upon the entry there- iMh«r 'di^w 
of than if the sarne ivcre imported respectively after that=^d«y. J^^^^J^jJ* 

Sec. 7. Jind be it further enacted^ That the twelfth sectidtt sec. 12 ofal* 
of the. act efilhl<sd "^An ilct 10 pflfdvide revenue frtirtiifltfp6ri3,^^J^j*^»*^^ 
and to ehhnge ahd modify <exi«rfihg laws im^dMnf duties on im- ^ 
p>orts, and foroiher purjx)ses," approved Augtist thirty, eighteen 
hundred. and forty-two,* shall be, ond the same is hereby, so ^« vol. 10, p. 
far mddifieid, that 'all goods imported from this iside the Cape of 
Good Hope or Cape Horn may remain in the public stores for 
the space of one year instead of the terra of sixty days prescribed 
in the said section; and that all goods imported from beyond 
the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn may remain in the pub- 
lic stores one year instead of the term of ninety days prescribed 
in the said secuon. 

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted^ That it shall be lawful ownerg&con. 
for-the owner,'cett6igri'ie, or ngeht of imports which have been "'^"^^^^^ 
aelaaUy ptiKibased, on entry of the same, to make ^ch addi- JSaiiion Vwi- 
tioo in ihe entry to the eostor irhlue piven in iheinvoice, as in try » ceriMn 
h» opinion mby raise the* «»me tothiB inre maricei votu^of ewieh *^"' 
impMsm the piincipal TOirtcets of -the country' whence iheim- 
pttftadionshiill have been made, or Jn which the good»imported 
Aail^haTe be* originatly manufactured or prorfoced, ad f he 
«ue ma$rrbe;' and to add therefo allcosts and chaliges^whibh 
ikiH|ir«xbtinff 4aw8vwoqld form part of th« true Value at the 
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Collector toidiiQid bo asrs^ised. And il dMll be the dmy ef the eolle^tor 
SiTvaUie^ of within whose district the same miiy be imponed oi^ tint^ied VD 
injpoitt to because tbe.dutiaUe value 9f> such imports to be appraised, eeli- 
ta^ctio^rf^Med^and aacertaiiied ia accordance with tiie provisioilfi of ex- 
ceot. additiMai isting lawGi; and if the appfaised value thereof ahatiexee^ by 
dutj^ in certain ^^^^^ c8nl4Wiior more the vakto SO declared Oil the entry, thcD, 
in addiii«0 to the doiies imposed by law on the sative, titore 
. «hall be levied, collected^ and paid, a duty of tw«iy(y per cent^ 
PiroYifto. um ad valorem on such appraised Tali»e : Provkkdy neveHhe" 
less, That under no circumstances shall the duty be assessed 
•lipon. an amount less than the invoice value, any law of Con- 
gress to the.ccntiary notwitbataoding. 
. xwiMiiMuid Sbc. 9. ySndbe it further enacted. That the deputies of 
«|2iJ ^ ^ »ny collector, naval officer, of surveyor, and thecl«rlar employed 
by any collector, naval officer, surveyor, or appraiser^ who arc 
not by existing laws re^uii^ed to be sworn, shall, before entering 
upon their respective duties, or, if already eanployddi,- before 
coDttnuing in the discharge tberedf,take and subseribe an oath 
jor affirmation faithfully and dHigently to perform such duties, 
and to use their best endeavors to prevent and detect fractds 
.upon the revenue of the United States; which oath orafltnna* 
tion shall be admmistered by the collector of the poit or dfi^rict 
where tlie said deputies or clerks may be employed, and shdl 
be of a form to be prescribed by the Se^retarv of the Treasury. 

J of the Sec. 10. And/je U/uri/ter enachdy That no officeror other 

'^^rpr^t^Mt- person connected with the navy of tlie United Srates/shaH, 
^^.T*^' under any pretence, import irk any ship or vessel of tlie United 
^« gooda tia. States any goods, wares, or roeiehaiidize liable to the payment 
btotodmy. ^ any duty. 

BepMaofMts Sec. ll. And bs it fwriher enacied^ That ail acts and parts 
incofieiMent. ^^ ^^^ repugnant 10 the provisions of thia act be, and the same 
are hereby, repealed. 

Schedule A. — (One hundred per ccj/Uum ad vahrenu) 

Schedule A 100 Brandy and other spirits distilled from grain, or other mate- 
jw^rant adva-^*g|g. cardials, absynthe, arrack, curacoa, kirschenwasser, li- 
quors, maraschiho, ratafia, and all other spirituous beverages of 
a similar character. 

Schedule B. — (Forty per centum ad valdrem.) ' 

ficlMchriA B40 Alabaster and spar cmainents ; almonds ; anchovies, sardnies, 
IJJilSi"'*^^ and all other. fish preserved in oil ;< camphor refined; caasia; 
doves; composition lops for tables, or other articles of furniture ; 
comfitS) sweetmeats, or fruit preserved in sugar, bmndy, ormo- 
IaRse(j; currants; dates; fi^; ginger root, dried or green; 
glass, cut ; mace ; manufactures of cedar wood, gmnadilla, 
ebony, mahogany, rosewood, and satin wood; nutm^( p»* 
mento ; prepared vegetables, meats, poultry^ and: game seaM 
or enclosed in xaoa, or otherwise; prunes; raistois} seaglioiA 
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segars, auS alf ofher manufactures of tobacco ; wines — ^Bur- 
gundy, champagne, claret, Madeira, Port, sherry, and all other 
wines and invitations of wines. ' | 

ScHEDtJLe C. — ( Thirty per centum ad vulorem.) 

Ale, beer, and porter in casks or botlles ; argentine, alabat- SciMdnto G \ 
ta, or German silver, raanofactured or unnianufactured ; adS-j^n.'^ 
•des ei»broidered with gold, silver, or other metal ; artigles 
worn by men, wonien, or childreq, of whatever material tM>m- 
posed, made up, or made wholly or in part, by hand ; asded' 
sktns ; balsams, cosmetics, esseinces, extracts, pastes, perfumes, 
and linotures, used either for the toilet or for medicinal purpo- 
ses; baskets, and all other articles composed of gras^^ osier, 
palmleaf, straw, wliaiebone, or willow, not otherwise provided 
for; bay rum; beads, of amber, composition, or wax, and all 
other beads; benzoates; bologna sausages; bracelets, braids, 
-chains, curls, or ringlets, composed of hair, or of which hair 
is a component part ; braces, suspenders, webbing, or otheo: 
fabrics, composed wholly or in pari of India rubber, not other- 
wise provided for; brooms and brushes 'of all kinds ; cameos, 
xeai and imitation, and mosaics, real and imitation, when 
set in gold, silver, or other metal; oanes, and sticks for 
walking, finished or unfinished ; capers, pickles, and sauces of 
all kinds, not otherwise provided for ; caps, hats, muffs, and tifi* 
pers of fur, and all other manufafstures of fur, or of which fur 
diall be a componeni material ; cape, gloves, leggins, mitts, 
socks, stockings, wove shirts and drawers, and all simitar arti- 
cles made on frames, worn by men, women, or children, and 
not otherwise provided for; card cases, pocket books, shell 
boxes, souvenirs, and all similar articles, of whatever material 
composed ; carpets, carpeting, hearth rugs, bedsides, and other 
ponions of carpetiug, being either Anbusson, Brussels, ingrain. 
Saxony^ Tnikey, Venetian, Wilton, or any other similar fid»- 
Tic ; carriages and parts of carriages ; cayenne pepper ; cheese ; • 

cinnamon ; clocks and parts of clocks ; clothing ready made, 
and wearing apparel of every description, of whatever mait^riftl 
composed, made up or manufactured wholly or in part by the 
tailor, sempstress, or manufacturer; coach and harness fumi- 
tare of all kinds; coal ; coke;and culm of coal ; combs of aU 
kinds ; compositions of glass or paste, when set ; confectionery 
of all kinds, not otherwise provided for ; coral, cut or raanufao- 
lured ; corks; cotton cords, gimps, and galloons ; court piaster; 
crayons of all kinds ; autlery of all kinds ; diamonds, gemS| 
pearls, rubies, and other precious stones, and imitations of pre- 
cious stones, when set. in gold, silver, or odier .metal ; dolls, 
and toys of ajl kinds ; earthen, china, and stoneware, and aU 
other wares composed of earthy and mineial substances, not 
otherwise provided ibr; epauleis, galloons,, laces, knots, stars, 
tasseUf tsesses, and wings of,^fM^ silver, or other metal; fans 
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coffxposed; feathers, and flowers, artificial ox., o^iai^eDtal,. and 
jb8i.f& tberedf, of whaieyer maleual composed; fire crac^<H3; 
Bats, braids, plaiis, sparterre, hnd willow squares,^ uafed for 
making hais or bonnets; fratbes and slicks for umbrellas, 
parasols^ a^d smt^ades^ finished or unfinished ; Aiiniture, 
cabinet and household; ginger, ground ; glass, colored, stained, 
' fir painted; glass carystals tor watches; glaises or fobUei^for 
.$!pQctaid<ea ; gUas mmbUrs^ plain, JQ^^ 
vor pilJited ; paintings on glwt f pbrcelain. glass ; gmpes.^ gwat 
beoizoin. Of Benjamin; haicpendls; bat bodies of cotton v into 
aAd.boiineta, for uten^ wbnottn, and. children, oompoBed'of jatanr, 
.satin* istitaw, chipygrass,. pa4ni*-3leaft wilisw, or any other «cge»- 
tubLe ;siid)stance, ex of hair, whalebone, or other malarial not 
.ottKfwise provided for ;»hoiify^,.unnaanufaGtur6d; hoaeyybiKb' 
inaoo bajr, <;lean8Bd or. prepared for use; ink. and. afik powder; 
JlPO, jii bam, blopms,! bolts, loQps^pig8,.(^ds, slabs,. or other forai, 
,n(ot otherwise ptoTtded for ; castings of iron ; old or^mp inat ; 
Teifeels of cast iron ; japanned ware of all kinds, not otherwise 
j>i0Vidsd for; jewelry, real or imitation ; jet add manufaclures 
^ jfit,Mid imitaiioaaitheoeof; lead pencils; maccamni, veraii- 
.6aUi,gelaitifee,.je&ies,and all similar fMaparations; manufactures 
of tbe bark ef the cork (ree,. except' corks; manufactures ef 
)>*ns» shell, horn, pearl, ivnrjr, or vegetable ivory ; manuihc- 
VhiKSi arndses, .vessels^ and wares, not otherwise provided for, oT 
tpraas, copper,, gold, iron, lead, pewter, pl«tinnvdilvQrvtin,.or 
other meial, or of which eidier of those metals or any (Hher 
jnatal shall beihe component material of chief value; niaiia- 
fiiciuKStof cotcotn, linen, silk, wool, orxvoiBred, if embroideted 
Of ^tamboured in the loom or otherwise, by macl^ncry, or with 
llie-nsedle, or otfapr process ; manufacuires, atlicles, vessels, 
and wares of glass, or of which, glass shall be a component inaDe^ 
rial, not otherwise provided tor; manufactures and articles oT 
Jkather, or of which leailier shall be a component part, not 
etfaevwise provided for; manufactures tmd articles of marble, 
jnarUe- paving tiles, ami all other marble nu>re advanced ia 
^nlanufacturc thanin slabs or blocks in (he rough ; manu^ctures 
iuf !paf)er, or of wliich paper is a component material, not other- 
fwise pmvided for ; manufactures, articles, and wares nf papier 
•laaehe ; manufactures of wood, or ef which wood is a coinpo- 
tenifMirt, not otherwise provided for ; manufactures of wool, or 
•of which wool shall be the component material of chief value<» 
nototherwise provided for ; medieinal preparations, net other- 
.wise provided for; metallic pens; imtteral waters; inolassee; 
muskets, rifles, and other fire-arms ; nuts, n^ othen^nse provided 
£ar ; echoes end ochrey earths, used in the convposition of paiM- 
.ers' colore, whether dry or ground in>oi]; oitclothi^ every 
idescription, of whatever material composed ; oils, votaftile, es* 
vential^ or expressed, and not oUierwise provided* for ; oliveoil^ 
in casks, other itieh salad oil ; ellve salad oil^ and all othsrolive 
eil, not otherwise provided ifor; olives; papef-^-^nuqaarisoEi, 
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Pioivr !ikot{^«»^i>rpi9vid0d fori |»PW lw»« and all olbfr 
S^n^Y twes} paper eQvelopefi ^ ,paf;isoJ4 ami sunsha^a«; 
paichiTieoi ;, petpper ;: p^aM and' giUiwaj^of atl.kindf ; pli^yi^g 
.caifk; jpjmna^ pptato^s; red chalk peqcib;', &»44iefry qf ail 
kindsy^ool o^b^ise provided :%,; j^almon^ pca^rvod ; ^ealii^i? 
wax; aew.in^ sillc?, in ^ ibe gum orpurifii^d; shoes. compoeed 
wholly of ladij^ rubber ; side-^a^ms of .every description ; silk 
twist^aod iwist.^poipoS^d of ^ilk and .mobair; fiiiverplated 
metal,, ia sheets- or oilier form j soap— jCasiile, perrumed, 
Wiodflor^ apd ail other kinds; s^^ of jUI kiodB^ sirup of 
sugar ; lobacco, uninanufi\ciured ; twines and pack thread, of 
whatever matenal composed ] uinbreilas ; vellum ; vinegar ; 
wafers; water colors; wped, UBrnaoufaciuredy not otherwise 
provided for, and fire- wood ; . woo^, uAinan.u£aM:tij^ed. 

Schedule T).^ Twenty -five per cenhnn ad valoj^evu) 

Borax or tinctal ; Bnrgutidjr pifcfi ; buttons and button schedule D 85 
moulds, of «J1 kinds ; bafzes, bocking*; flannels, and floor-cloths, p»' <»"*••* ^• 
of whatevefr material composed, not otherwise provided for ; °'*™' 
cables and cordage, tarred or nntarred ; calornel, and all other 
mercurial preparations ; carnphor, crude ; cotton laces, cotton 
inserfings, cotton trimming laces, cotton laces and braids ; floss 
silks, feather beds; feathers for beds, and downs of all kinds; 
gras5 cloth; hajr cloth, 'hair seating, and all other manufact- 
ures of hair not otherwise provided for ; jute, sisal grass, coir, 
and other vegetable substances unmanufecturcd, not otherwise 
provided lor; manufactures* composed -wholly of cotton, hot 
otherwise provided for; mjinufactnres of goat's haif or mobair, 
or of which goat's- hair or mohair shall be a component mate- 
nal, not oiherwisd provided for; manufactures ot silk, or of 
which silk shall be a component material, nqt otherwise pro- 
vided f(tr ; manufactures of worsted, or of which worsted shall 
be a component material,, not otherwise provided for ; mating, 
China, and other floor matting and mats made of flags, jate, 
or grass ; roofifig slates and states other dian roofing slates ; 
woollen and woreted yarn. 

SDH&Dm:.B E.— 7 Twenty per centum advitlorenh) 

Acids, acetic, acetous, benzoic, boracic» chromic, oitrie, xUU-SchednieB so 
riatic, white and yellow, nitric, pyrpiigneous^mid t^rtpric^ and jJJJ^"*''**'^^ 
all otber acids, of every descripiion, used for ebenaical or me- 
di(^ii«l purposes, or for manufactajuf^gi or in ihe Joe.fMls^ not 
oiherfivise provided for ; aloes ; aluqa; amber ; afjabfApiri^ ; if^n- 
giom^ Thibet, audo^er goat's l^airov mohair •uR9Miai4a«tiifed ; 
aofHfllted; ftnimal carbon; antimpiiyi.^uda and regUUsof; 
arKiwsroot ; articles, not in a cr^de $l^e, used in dying or im* 
ai^f not oi^^rwise provided for «; aiss^fcpuda ; bacc^n ; banaiias ; 
bartey ; beef; bfi^s^^wa^ ; berri^^4^9g#t^M<^Sf flqwers^imd barka, 
DOtetberwiae pro^vided (oti'y,bi»m^x.\ biVt^r^apptea ^rbiankals 
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viirioi, or sulphatd of copper; boands,' planks, fttave**, %ths, 
scantling, spars, heWn and sawed limber, and timber "lobe 
used in building xi^hanres ; boiicho leaves; btieccra; bronze 
liquor ^ bfOnze powder ; butler ; cadminm ; calamine ; canihar- 
ides ; caps; gloves, leggings, mitts, socks, stockings, wove shirts 
and drawers, made on fiames, composed wholly of cotton, worn 
by men, women, and children ; cassia buds ; teasior oil ; caslo- 
mm; cedar wood, ebony, granadilfa, mahogany, rosewood, 
and satin wood, unmanufactured ; chocolate ; chromate of leatl ; 
chromaie, bichromate, hydriodale, nnd prussiate of potash ; co- 
balt ; cocoa nuts ; coculus inclicus ; copperas or green vitriol, or 
sulphate of iron ; copper rods, bolts, nails, and spikes ; copper 
bottoms ; copper in- sheets or plates, called brazier's copper, and 
other sheets of copfiei not otherwise provided for; cream of 
tnriar ; cubebs ; dried puin ; emery ; ether ; extract of indigo ; 
extracts and decoctions ot logwood and other dye woods, not 
otherwise provided for ; extract of madder ; lelspar ; fig blue ; 
,. . fifh, foreign, whether fresh, smoked, salted, dried, or pickled, 

not otherwise provided for; fish glue or isinglass ; fish skins ; 
' flaxseed ; flour of sulphur ; Frankfort black ; French chalk ; 

fruit, green or ripe, not otherwise provided for; fulminates or 
fulminating powders ; furs dressed on the skin ; gamboge ; glue ; 
green turtle ; gunny cloth ; gunpowder ; hair, curled, moss, sea 
weed, and all other vegetable substances used for beds or mat- 
resses ; hams; hau of wool ; hat bodies, made of wool, or of 
which wool shall be a component inaterial of chief value ; hat- 
ter's plush, composed of silk and cptton, but of which cotton 
is the component material of chief value ; hemp seed or linseed, 
and rapeseed oil, and all other oils used in painting ; Indian 
corn and com meal ; ipecacuanha ; iridium ; iris or orris root ; 
iron liquor; ivory or bone black ; jalap; juniper berries; lac 
spirits ; lac sulphur ; lampblack ; lard ; leather, tauned, bend or 
sole ; leather, upper of all kinds ; lead, in pigs, bars, or sheets ; 
leaden pipes; leaden shot; leeches; linens of all kinds ; liquor- 
ice paste, jnic^, or root ; litharge ; malt ; manganese ; manna ; 
manufactures of flax, not otherwise provided for; manufactures 
of hemp, not otherwise provided for ; marble in the rough, slab, 
or block, unmanufactured ; marine coral, unmanu£cturpd ; 
medicinal drugs, roots, and leaves, in a crude state, not other- 
wise provided for; metals, Dutch and bronze, ih leaf; metals, 
unmanufactured, not otherwise provided for; mineral and bi- 
tuminous substances, in a crude state, not otherwise provided 
for ; musical instruments of all kinds, and strings forjrmsical 
instrumertts of whip gut m catgut, and all other strings of the 
aime mftt^iial ; needles of all kinds for sewing, darning, or knit- 
ting ; nitrate of lead ; oats and oatmeal ; oils — ^netitsfoot and other 
animal oil, spermaceti, whale and other fish oil. the produce of 
foreign fisheries; opium ; oranges, lemons, and limes; orange 
and lemon peel ; osier or wi41ow, prepared for basket maker's 
«se; patent mordant ; paints, dry or ground in oil, not other- 
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pftviag'cAupQs; piivifig' and foofingi tike and Ixriclai^ 
pearl or- hulled barley ; peritniicals and other works in the coume 
of priatiQg and republication in theiUnited States ; pineapples ; 
pilefa ; plwtains ; plaster of Paris, when ground ; plumbago ; 
pork ; potassium -.Prussian blue ; pumpkins ; putty ; quicksil- 
ver ; qaiUs ; red chalk ; rhubarb ; rice, or paddy ; roil brimstone ; 
RofMO cement ; rye and rye flour ; saddlery, common , tinned, 
or japaooed ; saffron and saffron cake ; sago ; sal soda, and all 
carbonates of soda, by whatever names designated, not other- 
wise provided for ; salts — epcsom, glauber, Kochelle, and all 
other salts and preparations of salts, not otherwise provided for ; 
sanapariita ; seppia ; shaddocks ; sheathing paper ; skins, tanned 
and dressed, of all kinds ; skins of all kinds, not otherwise pro- 
vided for ; slate pencils ; smalts ; spermaceti candles and •tapers ; 
spirits of turpentine ; sponges ; spunk ; equills; starch; stearine 
candies and lapers ; steel, not otherwise provided for; stereotype 
plates -, still bottoms ; sulphate of baryics, crude or refined ; sul- 
phate of quinine ; tallow candles; tapioca; tar; thread laces 
and iosertings ; type metal ; types, new or old ; vanilla beans ; 
verdigris * velvet, in the piece, composed wholly of cotton ; vel- 
vet, in the piece, composed of cotton and silk, but of which 
cotton is the component material of chief value; vennillion ; 
wax candles and tapers ; whalebone the produce of foreign fish- 
eries ; wheat and wheat flour; white and red lead ; whiting, or 
Paris white p while vitriol, or sulphaie of zinc ; window glass, 
broad, crown, or cylinder; woollen listings; yams. 

ScHEBJxiLB F. — (Pi/teen per centum ad vcdorem,) 

AfBenic; bark, Peruvian ; bark,Quilla; Brazil paste; Brim- scbeduteFls 
stone, crude in bulk-, cedilla, or tow of hemp or flax; corkp«rc«m.«dv«. 
tree bark, unmanufactured ; diamonds, glazier's, set or not set; ^'^™' 
dragon's blood ; flax, unmanufactured ; gold and silver leaf; 
mineni) kermes; silk, raw, not more advanced in manufaciure 
thaa singles, tram and thrown, or organzine ; steel in bars, cast, 
shear, or German ; Terne. tin plates ; tin foil ; tin in plates or 
sbeels ; tm plates galvantaed, not otherwise provided for ; zinc, 
spelter; or tuetenegue, in sheets. 

Schedule G. — ( Tender cetUum ad valorem.) 

Ammonia; annatto, rancon or Orleans; barilla; teaching ^ch^otrG^o 
powders or chloride of lime ; hooks printed, magazines, pamph- Ion 
lets, periodicals, and illustrai^ed newspapers, bounder unbound, 
not otherwise provided for; building stones; burr stones, 
wfooght or UR/wroughi ; cameos and mosaics, and imitations. 
tiiereof, not set ; chronometers, box dr ship's, and parts thereof; 
cochineal ; cocoa; cpcoa shells ; compositions of glass or paste, 
nolset; ciidbi»ar; diamonds, gems, pearls, rubies, and other 
preckiMB 8liiiies,.and imiMuifao3* thereof, when not set; engraV^ 
iogs or platlQS, bound or unbound ;^ hemps^ed, linseed, and 
rapeaeed; fulUrfs earth; furs^ hitters', dressed or.iindiitsBed, 
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goal bfliibary ; gora Bfast India; gam jedda; g^m mitelitute^ 
;or b|imt m^vch ; hair of all iditds^ ui^feaned and ifofrftuinrae* 
tuied; India rubber, in boctlear, shibs, or sheets; uti«iaDOf^ 
iored ; indigo ; kelp ; leinoii and lime juice ; lime ; maps atid 
:cliafft8; music and music. paper, with lines, bound or unbpund ; 
natrofli; nux vomica; oIIb, palm and* C(M!oaaut; orj^iment; 
palm lettf, unmanufactured; polishing stones; pamioe and 
pumice siones; raians and reeds, unmenufacMred ; ' Mkf <(»R 
stone; sal amtnonia ; saltpetre, (or nitrate of soida, or'|A>cash,) 
• Tefined or ponially refined ; soda ash ; snip|»nrioa«rd, «fr oil of 
vitriol ; tallow, marrow, and all other grease and soAp stoeios 
and aoapstuifj, not otherwise provided for; terra (japonica or 
catechu; waicbes, and parts of: watches; watch materials of 
all kihds noc otherwise provided for ; wood or pastel. 

ScH&ouLB H. — ( Hve ger centum udvaLor^fn.) 

Schedule H 5 Alcornoqiie ; ^rgo), or crude tartar ; bqlls, when old, or bell 
J^,|^^***'^*'aielal, fit only to be reman ufactu red ; berries, nuts, and[ vege- 
tables used excinaively in dying, or in composing dyes, but no 
article shall be classed as such that has under&;oiie any manu- 
facture ; brass in pigs or bars ; brass, when old and fit Qi\\y to 
be remanufactnred; Brazil wood, and all other dye-wood in 
slicks; bristles; ell alk, not otherwise provided for; clay un- 
wrooght ; copper in pigs or bars; copper, when old, and fit 
only to be reman ofectu red; flints; grindstones, wrought or un- 
wrought ; horns, horotips, bones, bone-tips, tMf)d tee& iMiman- 
ufactured ; ivory, unmanufactured ; ivory nuts, or v^efable 
• ' ivory ; kermes ; lac dye ; iaatings suitable for shoes, boots, 
bootees, or buttons, exclusively; madder, ground ; madder 
root ; manufactures of mohair cloth* silk twist, or othe9« manu- 
facture of cloth suitable for the manufacture of shoesj boots, 
boeieee, or buttons, exclusively ; nickel ; nut^Hs ; peart, 
mother of; pewter, when old, and fit only to be remanuliftottfred ; 
rags, of whatever material ; raw tiides aiid skif»s df fill kinds, 
whether dried, salted^ or pickled, not otherwise prov^idcd for; 
safflower ; saltpetre, or nitrate of soda, or potash, when erode; 
seedlac ; shellac ; sumac ; tin, in pigs, bars, or blocks ; tortoise, 
and otlier shells tmmanufactured: turmeric; waste, or shoddy; 
weld ; zinc, spelter, or teutenegqej unmanufactured, not other- 
wise provided for, * 

^ 6cni?t)t7LE I. — (E^rempt frmn (My.) • 

Schedule I ex. AMtm&ls imported for breed ; bullion, gold and silver ; ttA^r 
emptihnn duty |Mf3(of coins, medals, and other collections of aiitk|«ilieB; oef- 
fee a|)d iea, when in^xmi^d direct from the place of their fivwth 
or ^odueti^n,* in American vessels, or in foret^ resseta-emi- 
tied^jby reciviiMal treaties to be exetttpt frointdtseriiwiniaiiig chi* 
ties, tonnage, lind other d^avgise'? coflTee, the g^-owffc or pemliiG- 
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Nethtt^MjiJB the saof^^^manoer; com$,.Sot<I»^ilv^7 ^d ^<>P- 
p^ ; copper ore ; copper vrhw impor.ted &c the United States 
niiip^; cotton; felt,, a Jh^]y^,to( ahei^tbitig Ve^^^ls; garden 
se«dS|aii€l all oihfQr< eeeda, noil «pthef wise provided for; good^; 
nmsi^y 9ij^ iDerchaDdisev the grow^ht pradiioe^or cnaniifaciure of 
tbe United Sfi^i^s, export^ed to iei fort^^«i 4;ountryy and l>r<Hig^ 
back to tJi^ Uiii'ed Slates in tb^ oame conditioa aa wbeh ex* 
jM^rt^d, upon which. uo drawback or ix>iinty hai^ been a]lowed : 
Propidtd^ That aU^regjulaUons to asceri<aiaUie, identity thereof 
prescribed Inr existing; laws^ or which may be preficribed by the 
Secretary pf the Trea^i^ry) shall be. ooniplied with:; |gu»iio;. 
household effects, old and in use, of pefoons or familie9:fit>mi 
foieigpii ^natries, .if; us^ abroad by tbem, aB<l not intend- 
ed fbf ai^, other person or peraons^'or for salet;.ju»k^< old; 
raod^lstef iav^EK^s^nd other improveixi^ntsm.t;)]^ arm: iPr^* 
vUt/^d^Xk^m #fticlQ or articlesshall bedeaniked a ntt^cfei pr. 
zmpTqiiefne(H.w^tch can be fitted for use^ Oakujpfi ;^oil)i8per- 
n)lM»eti| iivll^Q^and.otber fish, of AmericpD jSsbene^i and all; 
oib^r.artiffles the.pq^tJce of such fishpi^es ; paintings and sta^ 
tiiary,,tb^:piodMAtio«^of Anoisrican arli^ta residic^^oad, and 
a)loihcff<painlinf;s and statuary: Propidadf Thefame.be im* 
pon^mgppd faith asiphjeets of taste, and npt of mferehatidjse ; 
pW9aaliA94 h<>U9ebQ)4 ^ots (noi merchandise) of: citisecrt of > 
tl)^ United States dying abjfoad; .p)49ter of Paris, tingfound*;- 
platiua, unmanufactured ; sheathing copper.^ biUt nQ{dOpper;ttO '^ 
be considered such, and admitted fx^ exi^ep^in $he0te^of fi^r* - 
t^-eight inches lon^ and fourteen inches wide, and weighing 
m>m fourteen to thirty-four o uno ee t he square foot ; sheathing 
metal ; spee^imens of iiatitral history, miperalpgy , ^or botiwy.; , 
trees, sbirabs*^ bplbsj jpilaptg^ and to^Sy noj; otherwise, provided ' 
for ; wearing appareUn actual use, and other personal effects not 
niareliMMite ,' jMrofesabpat boofcai jnttptemaata^ iiiftlrupEi^nOi,'«iiijd 
tooifttf lirado^ ^dcnpatioi^ or r^mpi^^nihvAf^f spamona mmmig\ 
in thft;Uoit«dfiliiies.:..flr(ioicfefl(^: Tiiatthis eKhmpiibnahUivnot^^ 
beDonilnied lauifiabidfe.cidikichinefjr t)r other amiriea Mopoitedi} ! , 
fotiiseiBaByt;nMialiftctii]ing,astaUishineDtvof fiiraat««' ' ;<*> 



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CH^P, 75.-^Aiff ACTtOfx«nipt(^()^eeimpqrf4»dfroi^'th6l7^tkerlandsfi:bm 
d«t|r ID oMiain cases, and forioiber pinlpoies* 

[Sec 1.] Beii enaciedby the S^n^ etn^Modf^ei^^rBefrt* 
^entatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
semiledj That, from and afteMba-imssage of this act, coffee, ^dtanSelSl 
the production or growth of the colonies or dependen<;ies of ^he theriaoda la 
Netherlanj*, imppfteij into thfe'tJiiited, Sftate? fr6tn,the Nethieri\^»;2^J^ 
lands, eitlier m Dutcn or American Vessels, shall be admitted be irae of dotf. 
fi«» aC Am^ r and ^6 mpcb of 4ha act ^ppi»red Oie thinletb diay Repeal of m 
of AugMt, eigbteiinvhiiodied.aAd fortyviw^o^ aniillet^M An ma'^^^,^^ 
to,pto?id9.i?v6hMie. &oin jtiipocla^aod lojcbaoge andonbdif; ^t m^^^h^e^* 

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*Yo\, 10, p. 346. isting laws imposiDg duties on Imports, and for othefr purposes,''* 
as is inconsistent herewith, be,and the same is hereby, repealed. 
DmiM collect- Sec. 2. Andife U further c»ac/6«/, That the Secretarjr of the 
SanTorTOffee Treasury be, and hcf hereby is, ailithorized and required lo re- 
in American fund and pay, out of any money in tlie treasury not otherwise 
N«herUndi!^*^P"*P"^^^) to the several persons or parlies entitled to the 
between Aug. same, the amount of duties levied and collectied upon the im- 
Sept.* n^ isSl P^'^^^^^^ons of colfee in American vessels fmm the Netheriands, 
tobeieitanded.'the production or growth of the colonies of dependencies of the 
Netherlands, between the thirtieth day of August, eighteen hun- 
dred and forty-two, and the eleventh. day of September, eigh- 
teen hundred and forty-five. ' ' 
DiMrimii^ting Seo. 3. And be it further enacted^ TKat the Stecreiaty of 
SiScSd "*S!the Trdasuty be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to 
Spanish veaieis rofuud :and pay, out of any money iri the treasury not otherwise 
toSrefSndSrappiopriaied,«to the persons or parties aeveratUf ertcflled to re- 
ceive the same, the amount of discriminating' totitllige duties 
heretofore levied and coltect^ bn Spanish vessels coming from 
foreign <»)uniries (except fmrft Cuba and Porlo Rkd) under the 
act approved^ (be thirteenth day of July, eighteen hundred .and 
♦Seevoi^pege thirty two,* entitled " Au act concerning tonnage duties on 
Sj?dwcriniinai. ^P**?^^ vessels ;" and from and after the passage of thi» act, 
fogtonnage da. nondiscriminating tonnage dmies shait be levml on fi^paniah 
tieatobensWed yettete cottiing from foreign coiiritries.ejccept those eomingfibni 
•eii, except Ouba Or Porto Rico. 
ftSr cS?"4 Apj)foy*d, August 3, 1846. ' . : . 

PonoRioo. 

CHAP. 76.— AN* ACT in relation to tbe lime of holding tb« circuit and district 
courts of the United States for the distrlcr of Ohio; ' 

(SsG. L] Be. a enmftd by the Senate an^. Hetmee cf 

Rfif^f^entatioee ^ the IMfeitt Staiee of^hn^erum m - Congress 

TmBcidnsoitasnmbted^ That tbe teriDadf the ciirouUeud diftbrio^reoiirtsof 

S^ ib^'uhb ^'*® United States for the distritt of Ohto, kcdeitofofii held &a the 

12^^^^^^ third Monday of lOeceinber, aiknualiy, shall -faemafter be held 

venSy wma-^" the second Monday of November, anmia%^: JRrw^Mf, 

•My. . That all actions, suite, appeals, recogniznnces, processes, writs, 

FroTiso. ^qj proceedings whatever, peirtHiig m said courts, or returnable 

to the term, as it nov^ exists,. st^aU have day theiein, and be 

tried, proceeded wiihf and disposed of at the terra^ as fixed by 

this act. 

AppfOvM, August'3*, 1^46; • • 



QHAP. 77«— AN ACT to gnpt ihe right of pr»-em|ptioQ to a<4u«l seUleia on 
the land acquired h/' treaty from the Miami ludiaDS in Indiana. 

[Sec 1.] Be H mmeied bjf the Senate and Bouse ef Repre^ 
eentutUes of the UnifeSd iStaibe ef America 4n Cengreiss as^ 
senMedj That every a6tuai settler, being dbie heaid of a faroiiy. 



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or widonr or single man over the age^oC ti|)Eea<y-OQe yearB^.wfao ^ Pre emp^ 

is now in posseasion, by actual reeidenc^ as. a housekeeper, of ftfia^^^on^' 

any tm^ of public land within the limits of the several cessions p^*^"' .^ . 

by the Miami Indians in Indiana, which have not vet been^^^hj^*"" 

proclaimed for sale by the President, or any such person who 

shall hereafter settle, erect a dwelling-housey and become a ' ' ; 

housekeeper upon any such tract of land, shall be entitled to the , 

same benefits and privileges, wjtb respect to said,. land, as was 

^fiaoted to settlers on other Mnd by the act approved twenty- ; ,t 

second of June, eighteen, hpnUred and thiity.eight, entitled 

"An act to grant preemption p^hts,'"^ and the several amen- «s«e voLdjMge ' 

daiQiy provisions of said act, -effected by iho subsequent acu,^^* 

bearing date fiiBt Jun(^, eighteen hundred and forty,* and third *Sae vol. 10^ 

March,.eighteen hundred and forty-tJiree: Provided, That iheP-^ . j 

mioimura price per acre of said land shaU be two dollars pec ^'^ -^ •«- 

acre. . ' . ^ ' | 

Sec 2. ^/^ be it further enacted^ That in every case, the f ^•JJJJJ?* ^ • 
affidavit of the claimant under this act ahall be like unto that preMribST ^ ' 
prescribe^ by jdie.act of t\v.enty-second June^ eighteen hundred jctofJone^ 
and thirty^fl^,* and the same shall be filed, and proof and *8«iYtl.9»jp(^ 
payment made for the land claimed, at any time before the day Bot. * • 

fixe^ try the Fresideni's proclamation for the public sale of the . 
said \9^ : Provickd^ That where a tract of laqd is now settled Previio, 
upon, a, secernent made on such .tract ^^vbseqtient to the d^te 
of this law 8b{iil confer no right on the last- mentioned settler : , 
and where se^ttlemeots shall b^reafier be,, made, the right. shall , 
be in the first settler, who aiiall otherwise comply with the con* . 
ditions of this law. 

Approved, Augtist 3d, 1846. 



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CHAP. 78. — AN ACT proridiog for the adjustment of all "susiModed pre-emp- 
tioo land claims in t^e several States and Territpries, , ^ 

' [Sec, 1.] Be it enacted by tfie S$na£e and House of Rcpre- 
teniaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
femUedj Tlntt the Gnmteissionet of the General 1.4nd Offide^^ ^ .^ 



be, and he ia'hereby,aQthori^ed aad efnpewered to <leCeFiHine,offire to deteiw 
upon prinoiples pfi^niCy andjosike^jBa l»cefoiBedin■ccwne^of ■^^•|j^^^ 
equity^ iiUdiin aoeoidaade' wilbseneldlil aquiitaUfe jhalea and reg- S^^r nSgaS^ 
ulation«,!lo be settled* b}r the Secietaiy of the Treasury, thc^^^^ to««i* . 
Attorney Geseral) and CommisBioaer,* conjointly, consistently tkry o/Treaso- 
^iih mtk p)rinei{ile8,.all(caaai:«f sMSpwded entfies nowi existing^ ^ Auoney 
in said tend <rffictsj:andit6 judge in irhat bases patents shall issue ^"^ ' 
upon Ike same: Protridedj hemper^ l^btk snoh adj«idicaitona * ProviM. 
snail be anade within iwo 3r^rft from the paaaag^e of this actyajsd 
be first appoovcd by the Secretary of the Trcfeisury and theiAi« 
toraey Gieneral, and shall only operate to A vest the Uaited i 
States o# the tiite^of the Isold eniibraced by such ehtfiea,-.wkbout 
prejudiea to the 'rights of oanflicting claimaots. 



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IJj««*^n^j«- Site 2. wf«rf htA^'ffthtK^ enacted, TRat lh€f power and 

Srirodttf mSjwrisrficrfon given by ibis ftct, io the Oomitiissioner of the Gen- 

ypira. eral Land Office ehcin cease and detemiine, at the eKpir{>tion of 

CommMiiimra two years from the passage (hereof; and such Commissioner 

JiwJi^Uorwto'?^'^"^ ^ ^^ hereby, directed to report to.Congress at the first 

^^reL.^'^' session af>er the said adjudications shall have been made, a list 

of the same, and under such claS^s as be may deem necessary, 

and of the principles upon whrch such class* iiras determined. 

0ecMioiia to be Sec. 3. •/9nd'be it farther enacted^ That the said Oommis- 

uru«ed into gjoner shall arrange his'decisions Into two classes : the first class 

' to embrace all such cases of equity as may be finally confirmed 

by the board aforesaid, and the second class to embrace all stich 

' •' cases as the board reject and decidb to be itivalid. 

PfttoDtatoiMiw Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for all lands cov- 

^'^"^"^Jefed by entries or sales which are placed in the t^ class, 

landsio tecond patents shall issue to the claimants ; and all lands embraced by 

mk£^V; s**" entries or sales placed in the second class shall ipMjacto revert 

to, and become. part of, the pnblic domain. 
Commiuidper Scc. 5. And be it fvrifier enacts. That it shall and may 
■BiSftTandi'JJ''^^ lawful for the Commissioner of the General Land Ofllee to 
idm order into market, afterd'ne notice, without the formality and 
expense of a praclamation of the President, alMands of the 
second-class, though heretofore un proclaimed and unoflferedj 
and such, otheir isolated or disconnected tracts or pareeb of 
un6fl^ed landtJ, which, in hid judgment, it would be proper to 
expose to sale' in like 'manner; ^PtoiHded, That public notice 
of at least thif'ty. days shall be gfv^n by the tend oAcers of 4he 
district in which such lands maybe situated/ pursuant to the 
directions of the Commissioner aroi'esaid; 
Approved, August 3d, 1846. 



CHXF. 79 —AN ACT !br the relief of the legal representatires of Pierre 
Menard, Jo»iab.T Bttta. J;icob FeafnMi»aDd EdmuiK) Ilot>Mtii,oCthe 8t«k|e 
of nrnkbis; sureties "bf Felix St. Vrain, late ladian agent, deis^aMXT. 

[8»d. liYBe it ^emaded by iAeJSenmte aMHouMliffUiire^ 

J- s sentoiHweM if^ t/m • UmitpA nStmUs ofx America^ i v» Cmgi^\9 as*- 

^w S jSr/rii ^^^^^^ Tbatttbeteba fcfunAsdco the tegabrepfedemativeaiiftf, 

urihy »wipn»te fisPiei MeBaiwIi, JisfaiabT.vBetts^ Jacob Peamatr^ andlfiduiiiml 

b e a a l iMHed^ Robertsvsiumties of B^lix St Train^ late Indian ageni,. and 

oow.deoeaiedy thetsiNM ofionr hundred aadl:tWeiiiyHaeFV^ttd#ib. 

V ' lawandtimty eenta, beinpithe vnmsoti^if aatnryitof ttnit St*- 

Yrala; reiriainio|{i qnpasd Hi diettifnBof Ms dentb^.andtbeifliMtt. 

" ofitwabumlndidoUfliiB^^paid^y hkn'io Mr. Rara^^ 

ta^fFiulsmtebiaafi^ibiwksnMftb^'widtfbr' wMch hivateNittilwte 
nevertcteditedv with six- ^perioent. iniieffesiiper anonoi'lfonkike^ 
tMiftwtiih'dajrcf.'Deoeniber, one dieudand eight hundidd^vaiid 
thirtifnino, beiagithe tst«e wimir*fke execution tagiiiibstiihe 
sureties of said Si. Vmin waseariafiMl-; ihCMtd'Siiras aad ia« 
Cerest to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not o^ber- 



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viae qipfoproprialed ; and the Secretary of the Treosuiy is 
hereby required to pay the said sums of money and jntef^st to 
the above-named persons, in the same proportions and amounts 
as ihey severally paid towards the satisfaction and dischai^je of 
tfuid judgment, to be ascertained by him in such manner as he 
may direct. % 

Approved, August 3, 1846. 



CHAP. 80.--AN ACT for the relief of John Keith, of New York. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Uause ofltepre- 
^etitaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
^emJUedj That the Secretary of War be directed to place theTobepleoedoa 
«'ame of John Keith, of Madison county, New York, on thejjjj?jjg^*^ 
xoll of revolutionary pensioners, under the act of the seventh 
of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and aflotv him a 
pension for six months service, as a private^ in pursuance of 
«aid act. 

Approved, August 3, 1846. 



«CHAP. Bl.— AN ACT for the relief of John Chassesuid, Uie consul of the 
United States for Syria and Palestine. 

(Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Aepre^ 
^entaiivesqf the United States cf America iri Cwigress as* 
semUfdy That it shall be lawful for the Secretary of theAmonatdmeldr 
Treasury of the United States to* pay to John Chasseand, con-"^.yjjj^ ** 
-sul of the iMited States for Syria and Palestine, whatever^ 
amount there, may be due said Chasseaud for salary while 
acting as coristil aforesaid', and' which the Secretary of the 
treasury has no authority in liaw t6 pay, in consequence 4>f a 
^tilore on the part of said Ohasseaud to furnish the Depart* 
meat of State with Che bond and two sureties required by law, 
.altbongh be. performed the duties of consul, and was recog- 
nised as such by the GovemmenC of the United' States. 

Approved, August 3, 1946. 



CHAiP. 83.~AN ACr to deane the boundaries of the State of Iowa, and to 
Te^l so miicti of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred 
aaMfbitj4be, as rtilates to tlM beuttdikHeft of Iowa. 

[S^e. U] Be it enaotBd'by the Senate and House of Regre- 
^tmtmtioes of the United States (f America in Congress as- 
.texMedi That the following sballbe, and they are hereby de- Boutfdttlesd 
4^1ared to be, the boundaries of the State of Iowa, in lieu of ^""^ 
chose prescribed by the second section of the act of the third of 
JMarcb, eighteen hundred and forty-five, entitled ^' An act for 
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viz: Beginuing in the middle of the main channel of tho Mis- 
sissippi river, at a point due east of the middle of the inoulb 
- of the main channel of the Des Moines river ; thence, up the 
middle of the main channel of the said Des Moines river, to a 

g!)int on said river where the northern boundary line of the 
tate of Missouri, as established by the constituiion of that 
State, adopted June twelfth, eighteen hundred and twenty, 
crosses the said middle of the main channel of the said Des 
Moines river; thence, wesiwardly, along the said northern 
boundary line of the State of Missouri, as established at the 
time aforesaid, until an extension of said line intersect the mid- 
dle of the main channel of the Missouri river ; thence, np the 
middle of the main channel of the said Missouri river, to a point 
opposite the middle of the main channel of the Bi]^ Sioux river, 
according to Nicollet's map ; thence, up the mam channel of 
the said Big Sioux river, according to said map, until it is in- 
tersected by the parallel of forty-three degrees and thirty min- 
utes north latitude ; thence east, along said parallel of forty- 
three dcCTecs and thirty minutes, until said parallel intersect 
the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river ; thence^ 
down the middle of the main channel of said Mississippi river, 
to the place of beginning. 
Qoestioiim Sec. 2. And be it further enacted^ That the question which 
r^Si^MMOTiii'^^ heretofore been the subject-matter of controversy anddis- 
andiowarefeirpute between the State of Missouri and the Territory of Iowa, 
^i^^y^"" respecting the precise location of the northern boundary line of 
the State of Missouri^ shall be, and the same is hereby, inferred 
to the Supreme Court of the United States for adjudication and 
settlement, in accordance with the act of the Legislature of 
Missouri, approved March tiventy-fivc, eighteen hundred and 
forty-five, and the memorial of the Council and House of Rep* 
resentatives of the Territory of Iowa, approved January seven- 
teen, eighteen hundred and forty-six, by which both parties 
have agreed to '< the commencement and speedy determination 
of such suit as may be necessary to procure a final decision by 
the Supreme Court of the United States upon the true location 
?^^2Sf ^^h^^ ^^^ northern boundary of that State ;" and the said Supreme 
power end su*Court is hereby invested with all the power and authority ne- 
thoritynecessa'cessary to the performance of the duty imposed by this section. 
% be eatitied Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, Thar, until the next 
^^^'^®P'«««'»*«- census and apportionment shall be made, the State of Iowa 
^^' shall be entitled to two Representatives in the House of Rep- 

resentatives of the United States. 
Repeal of ao Scc. 4. •Snd be it further enatted, That so much of the 
Slto^^ieS* ^^^ ^f ^^ ^^^^^ ^f March, eighteen htindred and forty-five, eiv- 
vm m 'KicoQsitI titled '^ An act for the admission of the States of Iowa and 
5§^***Jf lo**' ^'^"<^^ i°^<^ ^^^ Union,^'* relating to the said State of Iowa, as 
^^ vo . , p. jg inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same 
is hereby repealed. 

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OH^yP. 83.— AN ACT for the rtlieCof James Low. 

[SEa 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre* 
sentatives of the United States of •America in Congress as^ 
sembledy That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, Pension of $6 
directed to place the name of James liow on the pension roil of fJweTiam. 
invalid pensioners, at the rate of six dollars per monili, com- 
mencing on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and 
forty-six. . . 

Approved, August 4, 1S46. 



CHAP. 84. — AN ACT to establish a warehousing system, and to amend an 
aet entitled '* An act to provide reveltue from imports, and to change and 
modiff existing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes.** 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate a?id House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledj That the twdfth section of the act entitled " An act to ^^fSf^AV^ao^ 
provide reirenue from imports, and to change and modify exist- is42l amended! 
ing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes," 
approved the thirtieth day of August, one thousand eight hun- 
dred and forty two,* is hereby amended so as iiereafier to read as ^J® ^®*- 1^» P- 
follows: — [Sec 12.] And be it further enacted^ That, on and Duties to be 
after the day this act goes into operation, the duties on all import- P*><^ ^^ <^•'^• 
ed goods, wares, or merchandise shall be paid-in cash: Promdedy Proviso. 
That in all cases of failiire or neglect to pay the duties within 
the period allowed by law to the importer to make entry there- 
of, or whenever the owner, importer, or consignee shall make 
entry for warehousing the same, in writing, in such form and 
supported by such proof as shall be prescribed by the Secretary 
of the Treasury, the said goods, vvares, or merchandise shall be 
taken possession of by the collector, and deposited in the public 
stores, or m other stores to be agreed on by the collector or chief 
revenue officer of the port and the importer, owner, or con- 
sjg'nee, the said stores to be secured in the manner provided for 
by the first section of the act of the twentieth day of April, one 
thousand eight hundred and 'eighteen, entitled *' An act pro- 
viding for the deposite of wines and distilled spirits in public 
warehouses, and for other purposes,"* there to be kept with due ^See vet. 6, p. 
and reasonable care, at the charge and risk of the owner, im- 
porter, consignee, or agent, and subject at all times to their or- 
der, upon payment of the proper duties and expenses, to be as- 
certained on duo entry thereof for warehousing, and to be secu- 
red by a bond of the owner, importer, or consignee, with surety 
or sureties, to the satisfaction of the collector, in double the 
amount of the said duties, and in such form as the Secretary 
of the Treasury shall prescribe: Provided^ That no merchan- proviso, 
^ise shall be withdrawn from any warehouse in which it may 
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cask, or box, unless io bulk ; nor sbctH merchandise so impoit- 

ed in bulk be delivered, except io the whole quantiiy of each 
parcel, or in a quantity not less than one ton weight, unless 
Coiiectortopcr-By special aqthority of the Secretary of the Treasury. And 
mil goods to bo jn case the owner, importer, consignee, or agent of any goods 
•xjSStttiJn 'hi on which the duties have not been paid, shall give to the col-' 
c«tainca»e». lector satisfactory security that the said goods shall be landed ^ 
out of the jurisdiction of the United States* in the manner now 
required by existing laws relating to exportations for the bene- 
fit of drawback, the collector and naval officer, if any, on an 
entry to re-export the same, shall, upon payment of the appro- 
priate expenses, permit the said goods, under the inspection of 
m the proper officers, to l^ shipped without the payment of any 
Goods remain, duties thcreon. And in case any goods, wares, or merchandise,- 
ylmd oM^ear deposited as aforesaid, shall remain in public store beyond one 
lobe appraised year, without payment of the duties. and charges thereon, then 
^ ' said goods, wares, or merchandise shall be appraised by the ap- 
praisers of the United Stales, if there be any at such port^ and 
if none, then by two merchants to be designated and sworn by 
the collector for that purpose, and sold by the collector at pub- 
lic auction, on due public notice thereof being first given, in 
the manner and for the time to be prescribed by a general regu< 
Treasury De- laiion of the Treasury Department ; and at said public sale, 
W^J^[^; distinct printed catalogues descriptive of said goods, with the 
^ns, &c. for appraised value affixed thereto, shall be distributed among the 
such sales. persons present at said sale ; and a reasonable opportunity shall 
be given before such sale, to persons desirous of purchasing, to 
XSicSm diar- ^^^^pect the quality of such goods ; and the proceeds ot said sales, 
ges, to be paid after deducting the usual rate of storage at the port in question, 
**"*' , 2c '*^* ^^^^ ^11 other charges and expenses, including duties, shall be 
paid over to the owner, importer, consignee, or agent, and proper 
Proviso. receipts taken for the same : Provided^ That the overplus, if 
any there be, of the proceeds of such sales, after the payment 
of storage, charges, expenses, and duties as aforesaid, remaining 
unclaimed for the space of ten days after such sales, shall be 
paidby the collector into the Treasury of the United Slates; 
and the said collector shall transmit to the Treasury Depart- 
mient, with the said overplus, a copy of the inventory, appraise- 
meat, and account of sales, specifying the marks, nirmbers, and 
descriptions of the packages sold, their contents, and appraised 
value, the name of the vessel and master in which, and of the 
port or place whence they were imponed, and the time when, 
and the name of thepjerson or persons to whom said goods were 
consigned in the manifest, and the duties and charges to which 
the several consignments were respectively subject ; and the re- 
ceipt or certificate of the collector shall exouemte the master or 
person having charge or command of any ship or vessel, in which 
said goods, wares, or merchandise were imported, from all claim . 
of the owner or owners thereof, who shall, nevertheless^ on due 
proof of their interest, be entitled to receive from the treasury 
the amount of any overplus paid into the same under the pro- 



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ywkmof this act : PrciUfided^ That go much of the fifty-sixth R«pMi of wc 
seciion of the general collection law of the second of March, cMflictTnf *^^ 
serebteen hundred and ninety-nine,* and the ihiiteenih section ♦o^*'*^^*- 
of the act of the thirtieth of August, eighteen hundred and forty- jsl** *^^* ^ **' 
two,* to provide revenue from imports, and to change and *See vol. lo, ?: 
modify existing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other ^^^ 
purposes, ns conflicts with the provisions of (his act, shall be, 
and is hereby, repealed, excepting that nothing contained in 
in this act shall be construed to extend the time now prescribed 
by law for selling uTiciaimed goods : Prorufed, also^ That all f«>vi»o. 
goods of a perishable nature, and all gunpowder, fire-crackers, 
and explosive substances, deposited as aforesaid, shall be sold 
forthwith. 

Skc. 2. Jind be it further enacted^ That any goods, when Goods may be 
deposited in the public stores in the manner provided for in the J^'^^^lJJJJi"^ , 
foregoing section, may be withdrawn therefrom and transported another port of 
to any other port of entry under the restrictions provided for in Sn^^cticSii 
the act of the second of March, seventeen hundred and ninety- 
nine*, in respect to the transportation of goods, wares, and mer- *Seovoi. 3, p. 
chandise from one collection district to another, to be exported *^' 
with the benefit of drawback ; ancl the owner of such goods so Owner shall 
to be withdrawn for transportation shall give his bond, with«f''^'«*>^'^<*v 
sufficient sureties, in double the amount of the duties chargeable 
on them^ for the deposite of such goods in stoi-e in the port of 
entjy to which they shall be destined, such bond to be cancel- 
led when the goods shall be redeposited in store in the collection 
district to which they shall be transported ; Provided, That Pioviw. 
nothing contained in this section shall be construed to extend 
the time during which goods may be kept in store, after their 
original importation and entry, beyond the term of one year. 

Sec. 3, And be it further enacted. That if any warehoused Goods fraoda- 
goods shall be fraudulently concealed in or removed from ^"ylS^oJ^rawSl 
public or private warc*house the same shall be forfeited to the toi)o forfeiiect 
Untied Slates; and all persons convicted of fraudulently con- - 
cealing or removing such goods, or of aiding or abetting such 
concealment or removal, shall be liable to the same penalties penalty. 
which are now imposed for the fraudulerit introduction of goods 
into the United States ; and if any importer or proprietor of any ^^J^^^^^y^' 
wamboused ^oods, or any person in his employ, shall by any opening"wai«. 
contrivance fraudulently open the warehouse, or shall gain ^^*'^^L^ 
access to the goods except in the presence of the proper oflScer of ^^ ^^ ofljl 
the customs, acting in th% execution of his duty, such importer ^r of lUe cua- 
or proprietor shall forfeit and pay for every such offence ""• 
one thousand dollars. And any person convicted of altering, penally for at- 
defiiicing, or obliterating any mark or marks which ^"^e been tenng,^^obi^^ 
placed by any o|fice^of the revenue on any package or pack- ^^ Jlj^ts * 
ages of warehoused goods shall forfeit and pay for every such 
offence five hundred dollars. 

Sec, 4- And be it: fifjher enacted, /Thoiihe oo1|ectors of^^i^ra^^ 



the several ports of the United States shall make qndrterly re-*™,^.^ 

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eral instrucliODS as the said Se<^retftry may give, of all goods 
which remain in the warehouses of (heir re^ctive^ port^j 
specifying the quantity and description of the same; which re- 
Uirns, or tables formed thereon, the Secretary of the Treasury 
shall forthwith cause to be pubUshed in the principal papers of 
the city of Washington. 
Secretary of Sec 5. Atid be it further enacted^ That (he Secretaiy of 
^cTrwiiury to^h^ Treasury be and he is hereby authorissed to make, from 
iadonaner^Mui'timeto time, such regulations, not inccMssisteht with the laws of 
ry to give fuiithe United Slates, as may be necessary to give fbileflect to the 
e^ect to I 8pf0y.jQJ0pg Qf tjjjg i^^ji^ and secure a just accountability under the 
same. And it shall be the duty the Secretary' to report such 
regulations to each succeeding session of Congress. 
Approved, August 6, 1846. 



CHAP. 85.— AN ACT to repeal an act entitled <• An act for the relief of the 
Stockbridge tribe of Indians in the Territory of Wisconsin," approved March 
third, eighteen hundred and foiij*three, and for other purposes. 

[Sec. 1 .] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Sepre- 
sentaiives of the United States of •America in Confess as* 
Repeal of actof5fm6/e(/, That the act entitled "An act for the relief of the 
Mar, 3, 1843. giQckbiidge tribe of Indians in the Territory of Wisconsin," 
•See vol. 10, p. approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-three,* be and 
lUstored to an- ^^^ Same is hereby repealed ; and the said Stockbridge tribe or 
cient form of nation of Indiaiis is restored to their ancient form of govcrn- 
govemment. y^^^i^ ^\x\^ all powers, rights, and privileges held and exercised 
by them under their customs and usages, as fully and com- 
pletely as though the above recited act had never passed. 
Sui>-aqwnt at Sec. 2. And be it further enated^ That the sub-agent of 
SJSIheSmiS India" aflfairs at Green Bay, under the direciion of the Gover- 
of Indiana who nor of Wisconsin, who shall be a commissioner for this pur- 
oSr chizena P^^> ^'^^" ^^ required to open a book for the enrolment of the 
of U.S. names of such persons of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians as 

shall desire (o become and remain citizens of the United States, 
immediately upon the passage of this law ; and three months 
shall be allowed after the opening of said books for the enrol- 
ment, within which time it shall be the duty of all desiring cit* 
izenship to come forward in person and file their application. 
Sub-agent to After the expiration of the three months, the said sub agent shall 
Jvid« the land divide the said township of land now. held by the Stockbridges 
brid^eamto^oon the Winnebago lake into two districts, to be known aiid 
diatncta. designated as the Indian district and the citizen district, according 

to the strength and numbers of their respctive parties, and the 
How the landa laws and Usages in said tribe. The lands in the Indian district 
veiobe held. ^^^ ^^ remain and to be held in common ; those in the citizen 
district are tor be divided ; and to each Indian who becomes a 
* citizen the said sub agent shall assign, by distinct metes and 
Sub^ffent lobounds^ his ratable proportion of land. And, after the divisipa 
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sab-iijBffiQt to make out thr^e copies of the divisions ^hus made, 

one of which he' shall file with the clerk of the disirict court of 

€he county in which rhe citizen district of land may be situated; 

one other copy he shall file in the land ofllce at Green 

Bay, in Wisconsin Territory j and the other shall be returned 

to the Secretary of War. And , upon the receipt of the said return Phtent* to iMo* 

by ihe Secretary of War^ patents may be issued to the individ- J^^iho*^ 

ual reservees who become citizens, upon the receipt Of which a come dtisaiuk 

title in fee simple to the lot of land shall vest in the patentee ; 

and all transfers and assignments of the land made previous to ' 

the issuance of the patent shall be null and void : Provided^ Pmviao. 

however^ That those Indians who become citizens shall 

forfeit all right to receive any portion of the annuity which 

may now be or may become due the nation of Stockbridges, by 

virtue'of any treaty heretofore entered in!o by this Government 

with said SU ckbridges. 

Sec. 3. And be U further enactedy That, in consideration 15,000 to w 
of the moneys paid by said Stockbridge nation of Indians to the pud* them for 
Winnebagoes and Menomonies in the years eighteen hundred S?V^to^a 
and twenty-one and eighteen hundred and twenty-two, and all wmnebagoe* 
other chums, the sum of five thousand dollars be paid to saidnt!^. MenooMK 
tribe of Indians by the Secretary of War; and for th^s purpose Appropriatton* 
the said sum of five thousand dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated : Provided That nothing in this act contained Proviro. 
shall beconstrued to impair any claim which said nation may 
bave upon the Delaware nation to a share of the lands assign- 
ed lo them west oi the Missouri river. 

Approved, August 6, 1846. 



CHAP. 86 — AN ACT to provide for the final settlement of the aocounta of 
John Crowell, late agent for the Creek Indians. 

I^Sec. I ] Be U enacted by the Senate and House of Jiepre- 
sentatives of the XJnUed States of America in Vof^ess as- 
semikdy That nothing in the act of the third of March, in thcNcMliiDgiiieen- 
year one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, entitled, "^^Swi^^STBurT 
act makiog appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses^ i845» to be 
of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, gj"^^^ 
eighteen hundred and forty-six, and for other purposes," shall ment of his ac- 
be const rueid as a bar to the settlement of the accounts of John^J^^^** ^ 
Crowell,. late agent of the Creek nation of Indians; and forwbi^Yer w»s 
the payment of^any sum or siims of money, if any found due******^***"** 
to the said OroWell, or to his heirs or legal representatives^ by 
the proper accounting officers ; the necessary amount is hereby Apiwoprirtifltt^ 
appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

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CHAF..87.— AN ACT for the relief of Harriet Ward. 

[Sec. 1 .] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Rppn- 

sentaiwesof the United States of America in Congress as^ 

VetMMof^iisefnbledj That the Secretary of the Navy cause the name «f 

50^^ iBoathg^^^^ Ward to be placed npon ihe naval pension roll, under 

the act of third of March, eighteen hundred and ^evenieefi^ 

at the rate of nine dollars and fifty cents per month, com- 

mebeing on the first day of January, Aono Domini cighteeD 

hundred and forty-six. 

Approved, August 6, 1846. 



CHAP. 88.— AN ACT for the relief of £benezer Ballara. 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
seniatives of the United States bf America in Congress aS' 
Pmmonotts sembledy That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, 
^J^^y^*^ *^ directed to place the name of Ebenezer Ballard on the pensioi> 
roll of invalid pensioners, at the rate of eight dollars per month, 
commencing on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and 
forty-six; 

Approved, August 6, 1846. 



CHAP. 89 -^AN ACT to enable the people of Wisconsin Territory to fom 
ft constitution and State Go?emment, and for the admission of such State 
into the Union. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United Siates of America in Congress as- 
The people Qfsembled, That the people of the Territory of Wisconsin be and 
tESSlofolrai^'^^y are hereby authorized to form a Constitution and State 
a coBititutiondt Government, for the purpose of being admitted into the Union 
State Govern- Qfi ^^ equal footing with the origin*)] States in all respects what- 
soever, by the name of the State of Wisconsin, with the follow- 
ing boundM-ies, to wit: Beginning at the northeast cofner of 
the State of Illtnois — that is to say, at a point in the centre of 
Lake Michigan where the line of fony<two degrees and thirty 
minutes of north latitude crosses (he -same; thence, runniog 
with the boundary line of the State of Michigan, through Lake 
Mbhjgan, Green Bay, to the mouth of the Menomonie river ; 
thence up the ehannel of said^Ti?er to the BrnIA riv^r; th.enoe 
up said last mentioned river to Lake Brule;. thence along' ihe 
southern shore of Lake Brule in a direcl line to the centre of 
the channel between Middle and South islands, in .the Lake of 
•the Deseit; thence in a dir^t line to the head -wateVs of the 
Montreal river, as markedf updh the survey made byCapUda 
Cramm ; thence down the main channel of the Montreal river 
to the middle of Lake Superior ; thence through the centre of 
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the main channel of said river (o the first rapids in the same, 
above the Indian village, according to Nicollet's map; thence 
due soutri lo the main branch of the river St. Oroix ;^ thence 
doHrn the main channel of said river to the Mississippi ; thence 
down the centre of the main channel of (hat river to the north- 
west corner of the State of Illinois; thence due east, with the 
northern boundary of the State of Illinois to the place of be- 
gioffiing, as established by ''An act to enable the people of the 
Illinois Territory to form a Constitution imd State GoverniTjent, * 
and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal 
footing with the original States," approved April eighteen, 
eighteea hundred and eighteen;* 2^** T*' ^* ^' 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, to prevent all . Jaritdietjon of 
disputes in reference to the jurisdiction of islands in the said andr**MenoSi- 
Brule aRd Menomonie rivers, the line be so run as to include nienvera. 
within the jurisdiction of Michigan all the islands in the Brule 
and Menomonie rivers, (to the extent in which said riveis are 
adopted as a boimdary,) dowa to, and inclusive of, the Quin- 
nesec falls of the Menomonie ; and from thence the line shall 
be so rnn as to include within the jurisdiction of Wisconsin 
all the islands in the Menomonie river, from the falls aforesaid 
down to the junction of said river with Green bay ; Provided^ Proviso. 
That the adjustment of boijndary, as fixed in this act, between 
Wisconsin and Michigan shall not be binding on Congress 
unless the same shall be ratified by the State of Michigan on or 
before the firsi day of June, one thousand eight hundred and 
forty eighu 

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said State of • To iiav« can- 
Wisconsin shall have concurrent jurisdiction on the Mississippi, Sj^^* J""v" 
and all other rivers and waters bordering on the said State of MbsUwippi and 
Wisconsin, so far as the same shall form a common boundary •^***' "^•"• 
to said State and any other State or States now or hereafter to 
be formed or boimded by the. same ; and said river and waters, Navigable wa- 
aud the navigable waters leading into the same, shall be com-mon hlghwiSS* 
mon highways, and foiever free, as well to the inhabitants of 
said State as to all other citizens of the United States, without 
any tax, duty, impost, or toll therefor. 

Sec. 4. Jlnd be it further eiiacted, That from and after the Lavirs of u. s. 
admission of the State of Wisconsin into the Union, in pur-g[2|J***<**^"*^'* 
suance of this act, the laws of the United States, which are not * ** ' 

locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect wilhin 
the State of Wisconsin as elsewhere within (he United States ; 
and said-State shall constitute one district, and be called theShaUj^****"** 
district of Wiscorisin ; and a district court shall be held thejein, Iria." *"* ' 
to consist of one judge, who shall reside in the said district and ^ district eourt 
be called a district judge. He shall hold nt the seat of govern- 'sewipnaof tha 
ment of said State two^essiorts of said court annually, on the «>««>. ig?^?" 
first Mondays in January and July, and he shall in all things Jfihe"j"u«£e!**^"" 
have and exercise the same jurisdictiTDn and powers which 
Tvere by law riven to the judge of the Kentucky district,. under 
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^i^*k ^^"^^ ^ United Stoles.'^ He shall appoint a eleik for said di$triet, who 
<;iefk,&c. gj^^jj jQgjjg j^pj j^^gp (i^g records of said court ^t the place of 

Feet. holding the same; and shall receive for (he services performed 

by him the same fees to which the clerk of (he Kentucky 
Comptnitnon district is by law entitled for similar services. There shall be 
^f judge. allowed to the judge of said district court tlie Annual compen- 

sation of fifteep hundred dollars, to commeope from the date of 
his appointment) to be paid quarterly at the Treasury of the 
United States. 
District Attor- Sec. 5. And be it furtlier enacted^ That there shall be 
pointed. *^* appointed in said district a person learned in the law to act as 
• Compentttion^uorney of the Unjted States, who, in addition to the stated 
and fees. ^^^^ gj^^U y^ p^^-j ^^ ^^^^ of two hundred dollars annually by 

the United States, as a full compensation for all extra services; 
the said payment to be made quarterly at the Treasury of the 
Manhai to be United States. And there shall al8ol)e appointed a marshal 
35SeiI*fcei, dt^^^ ^^ district, who shall perform the same duties, be subject 
^mpensatioD. to the same r^ulations and penalties^ and be entitled to the 
same fees, as are prescribed and allowed to marshals in other 
districts ; and shall, moreover, be allowed the sum of two hun- 
dred dollars annually as a compensation for all extra services. 
To be entitled Sec 6. And be it further enacted^ That, until another census 
to iwe Kepre-ghall be taken and apportionment made, the State of Wisconsin 
OmgreM? '"shall be entitled to two Representatives in the Congress of the 
United States. 
PwpoBiiiong Sec. 7. And be it furtlur enacted^ That the following pro- 
eubmiuediothe positions are hereby submitted to the convention which shall 
*^"^ *""*"' ^assemble for the purpose of forming a constitution for the State 
of Wisconsin, for acceptance or rejection^ and if accepted by 
said convention, and ratified by an article in said constitution, 
they shall be obligatory on the United States: 

First. That section numbered sixteen, in every township of 

the public lands in said State, and, where such section has bees 

,sold or otherwise disposed of, other lands cquivaTent thereto, 

and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to said State for 

the use of schools. 

Second. That the seventy-two sections or two entire town- 
ships of land set apart and reserved for the use and support of 
a university by an act of Congress, approved on the twelfth 
day of June, eighteen hundred and thiriy-eight, entitled " An 
act concerning a seminary of learning in the Territory of Wis- 
consin," are hereby granted and conveyed to the State, to be 
% appropriated solely to the use and support of such university; in 

such manner as the Legislature may prescribe. 

Third. That ten entire sections of land, to be selected and 
located under the direction of the Legislature, in legal divisions 
. ©f not less than one quarter section, from any of the unappro- 
priated lands belonging to the United States within the said 
State, are hereby granted to the said State, for the purpose of 
completing the public buildings of ihe said State, or for the 
erection of others at the seat of,goyemment, under the direction 
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Fouitb. That all salt sprtnga wtthtn said State, not exeeed- 
ffig twelve in number, wllh six seetioDS of land adjoining, or as 
coot%uoas as may be to eachr, shall be granted to theSState for 
its use; the same to be selected by the Legislature thereof 
within one year after the admission of said State ; and, when so 
selected, to be used or disposed of on such terms, conditions, 
and regulations as (he Legislature shall direct i Provided^ That 
no salt spring or land, the right whereof is now vested in any 
individual or individuals, or which may hereafter be confirmed 
or adjudged to any individuat or individuals, shall, by this 
section^ be granted to said State. 

Fifih. That five per cent, of the nett proceeds of sales of all 
public lands lying within the said State, which have been or 
shall be sold by Congress, from and after the admission of said 
State into the Union, after deducting all the expenses incident 
to the same, shall be paid to the said State for the purpose of 
making public roads and canals in the same, as the Legislature 
shall direct: Provided^ That the foregoing propositions herein 
ottered are on (he condition (hat 'the said convention which 
shall form the constitution of said State shall provide by a 
clause in said constitution, or an. ordinance, irrevocable without 
Ihe consent of (he United States, tliat said State shall never in- 
terfere with (he primary disposal of the soil within the same by 
the United States, nor with ^y regulations Congress may find 
necessary for securing the tide in such soil to bona fide purcha- 
sers thereof; and that no lax shall be imposed on lands the 
property of the United Slates \ and that in no case shall non« 
resident proprietors be taxed higher than residents. 

Approved, August 6, IS46. 



CIIAP. 90. — AN ACT to provide for the better organization of ihe Treasurv, 
and for the colleetioD, safe^keeping, transfer, and disburaement of the public 
rereoue. 

Whereas, by the fourth section of the act entitled '* An act to ^fenMt. 
establish the Treasury Department," approved September 
two, seventeen hundred and eighty-nme, it was provided that 
it should be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and keep the 
moneys of the United States, and to disburse the same lipon 
warrants drawn by the Secretary of the Treasury, countersign- 
ed by the Comptroller, and recorded by the Register, and not 
otherwise : and whereas it is found necessary to make.ftirther 
provisions to enable the Treasurer the better to carry into 
effect the intent of the said section in relation to the receiving 
and disbursing the moneys of the United States : Therefore — 
[Sec. 1.] Be it etiacted by tlie Senate and House o/Repre- . 
setUatives of tfu United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled, .Thai tlie rooms prepared and provided in the new Ji* T"5fyr 
Treasury buildfug at (be seat of Government tor the use of the agnaiwl! *' 
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dcciipM fay ibem, and also the ftre^pniof vaults aiid tsaAs emted 
in aaid rooms for tlie keepioggof the public moneys in ihe pos- 
session tend under the immediate control of said Treasurer, and 
, such other apartments as are provided for in this act as places 
af deposite of the public mone^, are hereby constituted and 
'Moneys paM declared to be, the Treasury of the United States. And all 
jSrtiTSJdSSt'^^^^y* paid into (he same shall be subject to the draft of the 
of the Treata- Treasurer, drawn a|(reeably ti^ appropriaftoas made by lav. 
'*U.s.Mintat ^^^* ^* And be U further enacted, That the mint of the 
Philadelphia A United States, in the city of Philadelphia, in the SUite of Penih 
N^w^^^'oSiL^i^y'^'^'^**' and the branch mint in the ciiy of N«w (Means, i& 
made places of the Stale of Louisiana, and the vaults and safes thereof, respec- 
deposite. tively, shall be places of deposite and safe keepmg^of the pub- 
iVeasnienofHc moneys at those points, respectively; and the treasurer of 
k™k «*:«**'!*' ^he said mint and branch mint, respectively, for the liiriS being 

orancn mint to ^ n i \ l . • ^ai.* ^ « am/I 

be aasistantsnall be assistant treasurers under the provisions of this act, ana 
S'we'STdluiSs*^'' ^^^^ ^^^ custody and care of all public moneys deposited 
^ within the same, and shall perform all the duties requirrf to be 
performed by them, in reference to the receipt., safe-keepinp, 
transfer, and disbursements of aH such moneys, according to the 
- provisions hereinafter contained^ 
fJU'^'Jepo- Sec. 3 And be it further enacted^ That the rooms which 
SJt T\tiIS?»wetfB directed to be prepared and provided within the custom- 
J' Wew York houses in the city of New York, in the State of Ne«r York, 
?)W?id dT.aod >n tlie city of Boston, iti the State of Massachusetts, for 
ti«8. the use of receivers general of publie moneys, under the pro- 

visions of the net entftled *< An act to provide for the colleclionj 
safe-keeping, imnsfer, and disbursement of the public revenue, 
♦See vol. 10, p. ®PP''^v®^ July fourth, eighteen hundred and forty, shall be for 
35. 'the use of the assistant treasurers hereinafter directed to heap- 

pomted at those places respectively ; as shall be also the fire- 
proof vaults and safes prepared and provided within said rooflK 
for the keeping of the public moneys collected and deposited wiin 
them respectively; and the cwsistant treasurers, from time (o 
time appointed. at those' points, shall have the custody and care 
of the said rooms, vaults, and safes, respectively, an^P^®'' ^^ 
public moneys deposited within the same, and shall perform 
all the duties required to be performed by them, in reference to 
the-receipt,safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of all such 
moneys, according to the provisions of this act. 
Places of depo- Sec. 4. And be it further enacted. That the offices, with 
site and assist- suitable and convenient rooms, which were directed to be ercc- 
jr ChS'eston *ed, p^^^ provided for the use of receivers general ot 

and St. Ii0uis,publrc money, at the expense of the United States, at the cjty 
dm^r'"*" ^'of Charleston, iii the State of South Carolina, and at the cay 
of St, Louis, in the State of Missouri, under the act eniitleu 
'' • "An act to provide for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, 

and disbursement of the public revenue," approved July founn* 
eighteen hundred and forty, shall be for the use of the assistant 
treasurers hereinafter directed to be appointed at the plftjes 
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€Fecte4 widiiftaaid officea and rtxims for the keepittg of the pub* 
lie money collected and deposited at these poiniB respectively.; 
and tbeaaid assistant treasurers, from time locime a|>poiiited at 
(hose places^ shail have the custody and eare of the said offices, ^ » 
vaults, and safes, erected, prepared, and provided as afoiesaid, 
and of all the public moneys deposited within the same, and 
shall perform all the duties required to be perfoFmed by (hem, 
in reiereace to the receipt, safe-keepini;, transfer, and disburse- 
ment of all such moDeya, according to the provirions herein- 
after contained. 

Sec. 5. And be it further enaeied^ That the President shall FoursMiK 
nomiuaie, and by and with the advice and consent of ihe Senate 7p|^n^^ 
appoint, four officers, to be' denominated '' assistant treasarers of «haii ha|d their 
die United States," which said officers shall hold their respective jfl^* ^ ^"""^ 
offices for the term of four yeare, unless sooner removed there- 
from ; one of which slmli be located at the city of New York, ^ 
in the Slate of New York ; one other of which shall be located Ucatton ofM- 
at the city of Boston, in the Slate of Massachusetts ; one other J^* tM^mL- 
of which shall be located at the city of Charleston, m the State shall give 
of Souih Carolina; and one other at St. Louis, in the State ^°^" 
of Missouri. And all of which said officers shall give bonds 
Co the United Slates, with sureties, according to the provisions 
hereinafter contained, for the faithful discharge of the duties of 
dieir respective offices. 

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Treasurer of Th# twwwerr 
the United States^ the treasurer of the mint of the United ^r^^d 'echw 
Stat^ the treasurers, and those acting as such, of the various officenfaAYing 
branch mints, all collectors of the customs, all sar^eyors of thepa^ife money* 
customs acting also as collectors, all assistant treasurers, all re-T«q«nredtokeep 
ceivers of public moneys at the several kind offices, all po8t-)|^c.'ud ftfti^- 
masters, and all public officers of whatsoever character, be, and [""^^"^i^t; 
th^ are- hereby required to keep safely, without loaning, ustneijlj^^^^d 
depositmg in banks, or exchanging ft>r other funds than as al*tr»n«feiiM are 
loured by this act, all the public money collected by them, orJSdJJ&e!* 
otherwise at aa^ time placed in their possession and custody, ' ^ 

lit! the same is ordered, by the proper Department or officer of 
the Gbvemnient, to be transferred or paid out ; and, when such 
orders for transler or payment are received, faithfully and 
promptly to make the same as directed, and to do and perform 
all oilier dmies as fiscal ag>ents of the Government which may 
be iBipeeed by ttiis or any other acts of Congre^, or by any regn- 
tation ef the Treasury Department made in conformity to law; 
2od also to do and perform all acts and duties required by law, 
or by direction of any of the Executive Departments of the 
Crovemment, as agents for paying peiisions, or for making any 
otber disbursements which either of the heads of those Depart- 
naeiits may be required by law to make, and which arc of a 
cliaraoter to he made by the depositaries hereby constituted, 
eonsislentiy with the oth^r official duties imposed upon them. Tireaiurer of 

Sfic. 7. And be it further enacted^ That the Treasurer ofy^,g;»^;j^ 
iHc Uoked Stales, the treasurer oLthe mmt of the United States, bmch mmt, et 
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respeetiV^ly give bonds to the U»tied Stales fattfaHiIly (6 dis- 
charge the duties of their respective offices according to law, 
and for such amouots as riiall he dirked by the Secretary of 
. ^ the Treasury, with sureties to the satisfaction of the Solicitor of 
* the Treasury ; and shall, from time to time renew, strengthen^ 
und increase their official bonds as the Secretary of the .Trea- 
sury may direct, any law in reference to any of the official 
bonds of any of the said officers to the contrary notwithstanding. 
SMratuy of Sec. 8. And be U furiher enacted^ That it shall be the duty 
2^ih?Mw^<^f the Secretary of the Treasury, at as early a day as possible 
nioth«r depot- after the posrage of this act^ to require from the several deposi- 
bondi ^. ''^**«^'i^ hereby constituted, and whose official bonds are not here- 
inbefore provided for, to execute bonds, new and suitable in 
their terms, to meet the new and increased duties imposed upon 
them respectively by this act, ond with sureties and in sums 
such as sboll seem reasonable and safe to the Solicitor of the 
8ttch boDd* Treasury ; and from time to time to require such bonds to be 
nuybo reiww- renewed and increased in amount, and strengthened by new su- 
•d|imdin^eiM*r6^i^) to meet any increasing respoosibiliiy* which itiay grow 
ed. out of accumulations of money in the hands of the depositary, 

or out of any other duty or responsibility arising under this or 
any other law of Congress. 
Coiiecton and Sec. 9. And be U further enacledj That all collectors and 
pttbljc^^money "*^'^cw of public money, of every character and description, 
topoyover the within the District of Columbia, shall, as frequently as they 
whMt. ^iTiay be directed by the Secretary of the Treasury, or the Post- 
master Oeneral so to do, pay over to the Treasurer of the United 
States, at the Treasury, all public moneys collected by them, 
or in their hands ; that all stich collectors and receivers of pub- 
lic moneys within the cities of Philadelphia and New Orleans 
shall, upon the same direction, pay over to the treasurers of the 
mints in their respective cities, at the said mints, all public 
moneys collected by them, or in their bands ; and that all such 
coUeciora and receivers of public moneys within the cities of 
New York, Boston, Charleston, and St. Louis, shall, upon the 
same direction, pay over to the assistant treasurers in their res- 
pective cities, at their offices, respectively, all the public moneys 
collected by them, or in their bands, to be safely kept by the 
said respective depositaries until otherwise disposed of according 
Soerataryofto law ; and it shall be the duty of the said Secretary and Post- 
^JJ^JjJ^^ master General respectively to direct such payments by the said 
neni to direct collectors and receivers at all the said places, at least as often as 
•uchpeymenu-^pce in each week, and as much more frequently, in all coses, 
OS they in their descretion may think propen 
SMTotary of Sec. 10. And be iifuriAer enacted^ l^hat it shall be. lawful 
T||«wnjy^M*yfor the Secretary of the Treasury to transfer the moneys in the 
of Uie'^pnbllc hands of any depositary hereby constituted to the Treasury of 
moneys. the United States, to be there safely kept, to the credit of tbe 

Treasurer of the United States, according to tbe provisions of 
this act ; and also to transfer moneys* in the bands of any one 
depositary constituted by this .act Ao qny other de{M>silary con- 

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stiiuted by the same, at' his discretion, and as the^ safety of the 
public moneys, and the convenience of the piiMic service shall 
seem to -him lo require ; which authority to transfer the moneys jr'»«Poy»«"t«» 
belonging to the. Post Office Department is also hereby conferred J^^S^Ip* mik© 
upon the Postmaster General, so far as its exercise by him may tnin»fei» of mo- 
be consistent with' the provisions of existing laws ; and every de- to iiw^'poSfo^ 
posilary constituted by this act shall keep his account .df thefice-Dep't. 
money paid to or deposited with him, belonging to the Post Office keep^eeprnte 
Department, separate and distinct from the account kept by him and dutinct ac- 
of other public moneys so paid or deposited. And for the pur- mwTeyt *![f Iht 
pose of payments on the public accouQt, it shall be lawful f6rP<MtOffic© De- 
ihe Treasurer of the United States to draw upon nny of ilie'xh??veaBu»r 
said depositaries, as he may think most conducive to (he public mny draw oa 
interest, or to the convenience of the public creditors, or both."*^'^®'***"^'^' 
And each depositary so drawn upon shall make returns to the Deijbtitariesio: 
Treasury and Post Office Departments of all moneys received [hexvwlSrJSb 
and paid by him, at such times and in such form as shall be Pest office Da- 
directed by the Secretary of the Treasury or the Postmaster p**^*"*- 
General. 

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted. That the Secretary of^^"^^^^ 
the Treasury shall be and he is hereby authorized to ca^use ex* the books, &c. 
aminations to be made of the books, accounts, and mon^y on **/**** ***?*>"**• 
hand of the several depositaries constituted by this act ; and for 
that purpose to appoint special agents, a^ occasion may require, 
with such compensation, not exceeding six dollars per day and 
travelling expensp^,as he may think reasonable, to be fixed and 
declared at the time of each appointment. The agents selecct* 
ed to make these examinations shall be instructed to examine 
as well the books, accounts, and returns of the officer, as the 
money on hand, and the manner of its being kept, to the end 
that uniformity and accuracy in the accounts, as well as safety 
to the public moneys, may be secured thereby. 

Sec. 12. ilw/ZAe i7/t<rMer enac/crf, Tliat, in addKion to the 'Additional er- 
exanninations provided for in the last preceding sectiori, and as ft b?made^how! 
further guard over the public moneys, it -shall be the duty of 
each naval officer and surveyor, as a check upon the assi^iani 
treasurers, or the collector of the customs, of their respective dis- 
tricts ; of each register of a land office^ as a check upon the re- 
ceiver of his l&nd office ; and of the director and superintendent . , 
of each mint and branch mint, when separate officers, as a 
check upon thetreasnreiis, respectively, of the said mints, or the 
persons acting as such, at the closeof each quarterof the year,and 
as much more fVeqiiently as they shall be directed by the Secre- 
tary of the Treasury to do so, to examine (he books, accounts, re- 
turns, and money on hand, of the assistant trettsorers, collectors, 
receivers of land offices, treasurers of the mini, and each branch 
miot, and per^ns acting as such, and to make a full, accurate, 
and faithful return to the Treasury Department of their con- 
dition. 

Sec. 13. And be Ufurtfier enacted ^ That the said officers, p^^^^®"*^j;; 
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and didmne the public moneys, as the fiscal agents of the Qov- 

emmeRt, may be allowed any necessary nddiuoual expenses for 
clerks, fire-proof chests, or vaults, or other necessary expenses of 
All Kuch expoD^safekeeping, transferring, and disbursing said.n)or)ey8 ; hll such 
fie« to be first expenses of eyery character to be first expressly; authorized by 
*h5s«rei«ry the Secretary ot the Treasury, whose directions upon all the 
^f the Treajwry above* subjects, by way of regulation and otherwise, so far as 
authorized by law, are to be strictly followed by all the said 
Proviso. officers : Provided^ Thai the whole number of clerks lb be ap- 
pointed by virtue of this section of ihis act shall not exceed (en ; 
and (hat the aggregate compensations of the whole number 
shall not exceed eight thousand dollars ; nor shall the compen- 
sation of any one clerk so appointed exceed eight hundred dol- 
lars per annum. 
t$«cretafy of Sec. 14. And be U further enacted, Tliat the Secretary of 
JJpJ^'JJ^jjj^y the Treasury may, at his discretion, transfer the balances re- 
«e» Mimainingmaining with any of the present depositories to any other of the 
^^Vj^JIJJII*"* present depositories, as he may deem the safety of the public mo- 
ney or the public convenience may require : Provided^ That 
nothing in tliis act shall be so construed as to authorize the 
Secretary of the Treasury to transfer the balances remaining 
wiih'any of the present depositories to the depositories consti- 
IVovifio. tuted by,thi« act before the firat day of January next: And^ 
provided^ That, for the purpose of payments on public account, 
out of balances remaining with the present depositories, it shall 
be lawful for the Treasurer of the United Slates to draw upon 
any of the said depositories as be may think most conducive 
to the public interests, or to the convenience of the.public cred- 
itors, or both. 

Pa ments of ^^^' ^^' "^^'^ ^ ^ ft^tfier enacted, That all marshals, dis- 

i>uhric"' money trict attorneys, and others having public money to pay to the 

«otheU. s. and United States, and all patentees wishing to make payment for 

^vH^il'^to^^ 9^^^^^ to be issued, may pay all such moneys to the Treasurer 

^^m to be of the United States, lo the treasurer of either of the mints in 

^* Philadelphia or New Orleans, to either of the other assistant 

treasurers, or to such other depositary constituted by this act as 

shall be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury in other 

parts of the United States to receive such payments, and give 

receipts or certificates- of deposite therefor. 

isatries reqnir- Sfic. 1 6» And be it furtlier enacted, That all ofliicers and 

^^h^^JJJjj^ other persons, charged by this act, or any other act, with the 

moQeys other Safe- keepkig, tmnsfer, and disbursement of the public moneys, 

*^°pj,^^ •/other than those connected with the Post Office DeparUnent, 

Deittrtmem. are hereby required to keep an accurate entry of each sum re- 

i«m°o?d2iSS^®'^®^» ^^^ ^^ each payment or transfer; and that if any one 

in a bank,:&c. of the Said ofBcers, or of those connected with the Post Ofiice 

™to Ji ®'^*""^' Department, shall convert to his own use, in any way whatever, 

iihjn»ni? ' ^^^' or shall use, by way of investment in any kind of property or 

merchandise, or shall loan, with or without interest, or shall de- 

posite in any bank, or shall exchange for other funds, except 

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trusted 4o him for safe-keeping, disbursement, transfer, or for 
any other purpose, every such act shall be deemed and ad- 
judged to be an embezzlement of so much of the said moneys » • 
as shall be thus taken, converted, invested, used, loaned, de« 
posited, or exchanged ^hich is hereby declared to be a felony ; 
and any failure to pay over or to produce the public moneys; 
intrusted to such person shall be held and taken lo be prima 
facie evidence of such embezzlement; and if any officer charged 
with the disbui^ements of public moneys shall accept or receive, 
or transmit to the Treasury Department to be allowed in his 
favor, any receipt or voucher from a creditor of the United 
States, without having paid to such creditor, in such funds as 
the said officer may have received for disbursement, or such 
other funds as he may be authorised by this act to take in ex- 
change, the full amount specified in such receipt or voucher, 
every such act shall be deemed to be a conversion Ipy such 
officer to his own use of the amount specified in such receipt 
or voucher ; and any officei* or agent of the United States, and 
all persons advising or participating in such act, being convic- 
ted thereof before any court of the United Slates of competent 
jurisdiction, shall be sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not 
Jess than six months i\ov more than ten years, and to a fine 
•equal to the amount of the money embezzled. And, upon the Evict^nce raf. 
trial of any indictment against any person for embezzling P^^^'a^^b^f n^e'onT 
lie money under the provisions of this act, it shall be sufficient cbarJe" of wn- 
evidence, for the purpose of showing a balance against such^^^zlcment. 
person, to produce a transcript fronj the books and proceedings 
of the Treasury, as required in civil cases, under the provisions 
of the act entitled '* An act to provide more effectually for the 
settlement of accounts between the United State^ and receivers 
of public money," approved March third, one thousand seven 
hundred and ninety-seven ;»• and the provisions of this act shall *See vol. i»» 
be so construed as to apply to all persons charged with the safe-P- ^^*- 
keeping, transfer, or disbursement of the public money, whether 
such persons be indicted as receivers or depositaries of the same ; 
and the refusal of such person, whether in or out of office, to 
pay any draft, order, or warrant which maybe drawn upon 
liim by the proper officer of the Treasury Department, for any 
public money in his hands belonging to the United States, no 
milter in what capacity the same may have been received or . 
may be held, or to transfer or disburse any such money promptly, . 
upon the legal requirement of any authorized officer of the 
United States, shall be deemed and taken, upon the trial of any . 
indictreent against such person for embezzlement, as prima 
J'ncit evidence- of such embezzlement. 

Sec. 17- Andht it further macted. That, until the rooms, Until the iwm^ 
offices, Vaults, and safes, directed by the first four sections of ^o^rij^d ^ 
this act to-be constructed and prepared for the use of the Treas- the fint four 
urer of the United States, the treasurers of the mints at Phila-*^J^^'i^^™ 
d.elphia and New Orleans, and the assistant treasurers at Newetructed, othOTa 
York, Boston, Charleston, and St. Louis, can be constructed ^^^'^p"^^"^^ 

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and prepared for use, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of 
the Treasury to procure suitable rooms for offices for those 
officers at their respective locations, and to contract for such use 
of vaults and safes as may be required for the safe-keeping of 
the public moneys fn the charge and cit^iody of ihose officers 
respectively, the expense h> be paid by the Unitetl Stales. 

And whereas, by the thirtieth section of the act entitled "An 
act to regulate the collection of duties imposed by law. on the 
tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchan- 
dises imported into the United States,'* approved July thMtyone^ 
seventeen hundred and eighty-nine, it was provided that all 
fees and dues collected by vjrtue of that act should be received 
in gold and silver coin only ; and whereas, also, by the fifth 
seciion of the act approved May ten, eighteen hundred, entitled 
" An act to amend the act entitled * An act providing for the 
sale of the lands of the United States in the territory northwest 
of the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentuclcy river," it was 
provided that payment for the said lands shall be made by all 
purchasers in specie, or in evidences of the public debt; and 
whereas, experience has proved that said provisions ought to 
be revived and enforced, according to the true and wise intent 
of the Constitution of the United States-^ 
from anrt after Sec. 18. Be it further enacted^ That on the first day of 
^°-^*^'iW the January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty- 
Ac. accruing^ul seven, and thereafter, all duties, faxes, sales of public lands, 
theU. s. ihaii debts, and sums of money accruing or becoming due to the 
•n<fiiive?Sn, United Slates, and also all sums due for postages or otherwise, 
or in treaiuryto the General Post Office Department, shall "be paid in gold 
"*****' and silver coin only, or in Treasury notes issued under the 

Provuo. authority of the Uriited States : Provided^ That the Secretary 
of the Treasury shall publish, monthly, in two newspapers at 
the city of Washington, the amount of specie at the several 
places of deposite, the amount of Treasury notes or drafts 1 
issued, and the amount outstanding on the last day of each ' 
month. 
From and after Sec. 19. *^nd be it further enacted ^ That on the first day 
alf"dilbaJSngOf April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and 
affinera and a- thereafter, every officer or agent engaged in making disburse- 
mJke payments "^^'^ ^3 on account of the United States, or of the General Ppst 
in g.)id and ail- Office, shall make all payments in gold and silver coin, or in 
S^rorV Soiea 'Treasury notes, if the creditor agree to receive said notes in 
if the creditor payment ; and any receiving or disbursing officer or agent who 
cfive'th^. '*' shall neglect, evade, or violate the provisions of this and the 
Violations oilast preceding section Of tliis act, shall, by the Secretary of t^e 
^i^'*^ic{-™"Trea8Ui;y, be immediately reported to the President of the 
iohereportedto United Stales, with the facts of such neglect, evasion,^ or viola- 
iJif Prewdent. jj^jj . ^^^ ^|g^ ^^ Congress, if in session ; and if nbl in session, 
at the commencement of its session next after theviolation takes 
place. 
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made except for funds shall be made by any disbursing officers or agents of the 

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Government, of any grade or denomination whnisoever, or 
connected with any branch of the public service, other than on 
exchange for gold and silver ; and every such disbursing officer, 
when the means for his disbursements are furnished lo him in 
gold and silver, shall make his payments in the money so fur- 
nished; or when those means are furnished to him i»^ drafts, JJ|^]j[g*v^^^*» 
shall c&use those drafts to be presented at their place of pay- 
ment, and properly paid according lo the law, and simll make 
his payments in the money so received for the drafts furnished, 
unless, in either case, he can exchange the means in his hands 
for gold and silver ai par. And it shall be and is hereby made Offieoni vioUt- 
the duty of the head of the proper Department immediately ^o {^^e^^uSSiSk 
suspend from duty any disbursing officer who shall violate the ed «»<} ie;torc«d 
provisions of this section, and forthwith lo report the name of^^®^""*^*"* 
the officer or a^ent to the President, with the fact of the viola-, 
lion, and all the circumstances accompanying the same and 
within the knowledge of the said Secretary, to the end that 
^ich officer or agent may bo promptly renioved from office, or 
restored to his trust and the performance of his duiies, as to 
the President may seem just and proper: Provided, however^ Provwo. 
That those disbursing officers, having at present credits in the 
banks, shall, until the first day of January next, be allowed to 
check on the same, allowing the public creditors to receive their 
pay from the banks either in specie or bank notes. 

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted^ That it shall* be the duty The Secretary 
of (he Secretary of the Treasury to issue and publish regfulations"^'**.* 't'reaiu^ 
to enforce the speedy presentation of all Government drafts for i)ubii8b reffuia- 
payment at the place where payable, and to prescribe the ^itiie,*g»°J^JJ^®^_ 
according to the different distances of the depositaries from the sentaSm o/*all 
seeft of Government, within which all drafis upon them, respect- ^"^^ *»' P^y* 
ivdy, shall be presented for payment ; and, in default of such pre- ™ 
seniaiion, to direct any other mode and place of payment which 
he may deem proper ; but, in all these regulations and direc- 
tions, 11 shall DC the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to 
guard, as far as may be, against those drafts being used or 
thrown into circulation as a paper currency or medium of 
exchange. And no officer of the United States shall, either No officer of 
directly or indirectly, sell or dispose to any pereon or persons, Jj®^-^^-^^^^. 
or corporations, whatsoever, for a premium, any Treasury note, a premium 
draft, warrant, or other pubHc security, not his private property, J|jy draffA^ 
or sell or dispose of the avails or proceeds of each note, draft, not Lu pisinct 
warrant, or security in his hands for disbursement, without ^JP^'^^jrS^ 
making return of such premium, and accounting therefor by u. s. iniSif? 
charging the same in his accounts lo the credit of the United •**'"*^- 
States ; and any officer violaliug this section shall be forthwith 
dismissed from office. 

Sec. 22. And be it furtJier enaciedj That the assistant ^ajajj^e*^ of "; 
treasurers directed by this act to be appointed shall receive, ram. 
respectively, the following salaries per annum-, to be paid quar- 
ter-yearly at the Treasury of the United iStates, to wit : the 
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thousand dolJaxs per annum ; the assistant treasurer at Boston 
shall be paid a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars per 
annum; the assistant treasurer at Charleston shall be paid a 
salary of two thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; the 
assistant treasurer at St.. Louis shall be paid a salary of two 
Additional com- thousand five hundred dollars per annum; the treasurer of the 
g^^/^^Sl-J};^ mint at Philadelphia shall, in addition to his present salary, 
mint d& branch receive five hundred dollars annually, for the performance of 
""^^- the dudes imposed by this act ; the treasurer of the branch mint 

at New Orleans shall also receive five hundred dollars annually, 
Noofficertofor the additional duties created by this act; and these salaries, 
J^Tany'coS- respectively, shall be in full for the services of the respective 
miBBion, &c. for oflicers ; nor shall either of them be permitted to charge or 
offioiai services fg^eive any commission, pay, or perquisite, for any official ser- 
vice, of any character or description whatsoever; and the 
making of any such charge, or the receiptof any such compen- 
sation, is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor, for ^Ji^hich the 
oflicer convicted thereof, before any court of the United States 
of competent jurisdiction, shall 6e subject to punishment by 
fine and imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court 
before which the ofiience shall be tried. 
•5,000 appropri. Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That there shall be 
Ac^o^vauS?* ^"^ hereby is appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the 
safes. Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five thousand 

dollars, to be expended, under the direction of the Secretary of 
the Treasury, in such repairs or additions as may be necessary 
to put in good condition for use, with as little delay as may be 
consistent with the publiQ interests, the oflSces, rooms^ vaults, 
and safes herein mentioned, and in the purchase of any neces- 
sary additional furniture and fixtures, in the purchase of neces- 
sary books and stationery, and in defraying any other incidental 
expenses necessary to carry this act into effect. 
Acto and parts Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That all acts or paits 

^"1?DeSed*^'^^ ^^^® which come in conflict with the provisions of this act 
ug repeaie . ^^^ ^^^ ^j^^ ^^^^ ^^^ hereby, repealed. 

Approved, August 6, 1846. 



CHAP. 91. — AN ACT to proytde for the confirtnation of certaiji settlement 
claims in the Greeosburg land district, Louisiana. 

^act^fSta''*? f^^?* ^'^ ^^ *' enacted by the Senate and House of Reprt- 
1822, not to ap^'*^'*'^^^^^* ^/ ^^^ United States of America in Congress as- 
pJy^to^the^re-sewWerf, That the second proviso of the third section of the 
S&skipwith on^ct of eighth May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, entitled 
' wDt^ cldmV"^.^ ^^' supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the 
wSch aw herel ^'^^'^^ t^ land and establishing land offices in the districts east 
%'1^^^7' ^^ ^^^ ^^'^"^ ^^ ^^^ Orleans,"* shall not apply to the reports 
101. ^'*^* dated eighteenth November, eighteen hundred and twenty, 
and twenty-fourth July, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, of 
Cosby and Skipwiih, on settlement claims in that part of Lou- 
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isiana which lies east of the Mi^ssippi river and west of Pearl 
river ; but such claims which, according to the said reports, 
were inhahited or cuUivated, or where the date of settlement ' 

was before the fifteenth April, eighteen hundred and thirteen, 
are hereby confirmed under the other restrictions of said third 
section, but this confirmation shall in no manner affect prior 
rights, and shall -only amount to a relinquishment on the pan 
of the United States. 

Approved, August 6, 1846. '. 



CHAP. 92.— AN ACT to surrender to the Stale of Tennessee all title the 
United States have to lands in Tennessee south and west of the line common- 
ly called the Gongressional reservation line, and to release to said State the 
proceeds of such of said lands as may have been sold by-the State of Tennes^ 
see as the agent of the United States. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Soiate and House of Repi^- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled^ That the United States hereby release and surrender ^n a^pp^p^. 
to the Stale of Tennessee the right and title of the United ated land of the 
States to all lands m the State of Tennessee lyinor south and Ji-^*^^°*5 
west of the Congressional reservation line in said Slate which west of the4Jon- 
may yet remain unappropriated, and further release arfd transr fJ^JJJ^^n/JJI 
fer to said State of Tennessee the proceeds of such of said leased to said 
lands as may have been sold by said State, not heretofore paid ^^J^jf^** ^ 
over to the United States, nor deposited subject to the order ortuch as hw^ 
lase of the United States, under the authority of the act of Con- **®®'' *^^^ 
gress of the eighteenth February, eighteen hundred and forty. 
one, entitled ** An act to amend an act entitled * An act to au- 
thorize the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles 
to certain lands therein described, and to seule the claims to the 
vacant and unappropriated lands within the same,' passed the 
eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six."* ♦gee vol. lO, p. 
This surrender and transfer is upon the express condition that 92- 
the State of Tennessee shall, out of the proceeds of said lands, ^ppiy iSofooo 
set apart and apply forty thousand dollars towards the establish- of thymKjeda 
meot and support of a college at Jackson, in the county of Jgj^iijJjJ^nt"* 
Madison, in the State of Tennessee, if the proceeds of the sales and support of 
of said lands shall amount to so much ; and if the aggregate •^®"*^*^' 
amount of said sales (not paid over nor deposited as aforesaid) 
shall not amount to the said sum, then whatever sum smaller 
than forty thousand dollars they may amount to, in accordance 
with the provisions contained in an act of the General Assem- 
bly of said State, passed in the year eighteen hundred and 
thirty-eight, being-chapter one hundred and seven, section eight, 
and in accordance with the desire expressed by said General 
Assembly) in their certain niemorial to Congress, passed De- 
cember four, eighteen hundred and forty-five : Provided^ nev- Proviso. 
erthelessj That the i-elease herein provided for to the said State 
of Tennessee of said lands shall be in full satisfaction for any 
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or the authoriiiea thereof^ in the nrnnagemeat, diRposal^. or ad- 
ministration of said public lands, and as agent or agents of the 
I United States, in virtue of the provisions of (he act entitled 
'^ An act to amend an act entitled ^ An act to authorize the 
State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles (;o certain 
lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant 
and unappropriated lands within the same,'. passed the eigh- 
teenth February, eighteen hundred and forty-one:" And^pro- 
vided^ also, That all the said lands the release of which is 
herein provided for, and the proceeds thereof, shall be and re- 
main subject to all the same claims, incumbrances, and liabili- 
ties in relation to *' North Carolina land warrants," or other 
claims of North Carolina, as the same would or could be sub- 
ject to as regards the' United States, if the same were not so aS 
aforesaid released. 

Approved, August 7, 1846. 



, CHAP. 93.— AN ACT for the relief of the hein of Rol>ert Fulton. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Setiaie and House of Repre* 
sentsUives of the United Slates of America in Congress (w- 
^^-r^^epaid^ewiAfeflf, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to4he heirs 
^he ciifms^oiof Robert Fulton seventy-six thousand three hundred dollars, 
Eobertfulion. out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
in full of the clainis of the said Robert Fulton agartist the 
United States, due at the time of the death of the said Fulton, for 
inventing floating steam batteries, and superintending the con- 
struction of the steam frigate Fulton, for the detention of, and 
damages to, his steamboat Vesuvius, and for the great benefits 
conferred on the country by his improvements in the applica- 
tion of steam to navigation. 
Approved, August 7, 1846. 



OHAP. 94. — AN ACT raakiti^ dppropriations for certain 4efeini?e works of 
the United States for the fitoal year ending Ike thirtieCli day of June, one 
tliou9aDd eight hundred and forty^eeveo, 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledj That the following sums be, and they are hereby, ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the 
Treasury, for the preservation, repair, and construction of cer- 
tain fortifications for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of 
ifune, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. 
SnSve** works ^^^ ^'^® purchase from the State of New York of the defen- 
on"stoten^h!sive worbs on Staten Island, together with the land bouglit by 
laaJfo'^i^^^^^ State for the site of said works, with all the material on and 
"^^ *' aboiit them, and for repaiTS of said works when the title of the 
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ihomhul ^ddfars : Provided, Tliat the Bzeeuti ve . be, and he Pi-ovuo. 
is beteby, authorized (o dispose of the «teand materials of old 
Fort Oanaeroon, and to apply the proceeds of $nch sale to the 
repair of- the works onStaten Island. 

For the comnienoem^nl of batteries on SoUers's Point flats^ Soiien* Point 
below Baltimore, thirty thousand doilais. ^'*- 

For the commencement of >a fort at the entrance (o Cumber- Cumberi^d 
land sound, GkK>i^ia, twenty thousand dollars. •onnd, Gwwgta. 

For the commencement of a fort on the east side of Danphin DauphMU^Bd 
island, Mobile bay, Alabama, twenty thousand dollars. 

Secj. 2. And be ii further macted. That the President of ^^e^'^*"jj^ 
the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to take such patchi^ 
steps as he may deem advisable for adjusting the title to the 
Pea Patch island", and, should the same be found to be adverse 
Co the United States, that he cau^ the value to be ascertained 
by arbitration, according to the agreement entered into between 
the Secretary of War and the agent of the claimants. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 95.— AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the army for 
the jear ending on the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-seven. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the S^enate and House of Repre- 
^ntatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled^ That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, ^ 
appropriated for the support of the army for the year ending 
on tfaejhirtieth June, eighteen hnndred and forty-seven : 

For pay of the army, one million three hundred and twenty- Pay. 
nine thousand three hundred and seventy-four dollars. 

For commutation of officers' subsistence, four hundred and offioon' aiiK 
sixty-five thousand eight hundred and thirty-two dollars. tUtenoe. 

For commutation of forage for officers' horses, including ar- Forage. 
rears since commencement of hostilities, one hundred and 
thirty -one thousand six hutidred and three dollars. 

For payments in lieu of clothing to officers' servants, twenty- Clothing to ofli- 
eight thousand eight hundred and thirty dollars. ^" eervanta. 

For subsistence in kind, four hundred and sixty-eight thou- Sub«iBtenc6» 
eand one hundred and ninety- three dollars and sixty-seven 
cents. 

For clothing for the army, camp and garrison equipage, two clothing, camp 
hundred and thirty-one thousand dollars. equipag?™*^'* 

For expenses of recruitteg, torelve thousand and twenty-two Recruiting." 
dollars. 

For three months' extra pay to non-commissioned officers, Eitm.poy to 



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musicians, and privates, sixteen thousand dollars. ^.^^^^ offican^ 

For the regular supplies of the quartenmaster's department, 4^ 
consisting of fuel, forage. in kind for the authorized number of pii^^^ "SJ 
officers' horses, and for the hot-ses, mules, arkl oxen belonging Quartermabteiii 
to the quttfjermaster's department at the sevfetbl mililaiy posU ^^P"*"*^*- 
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gbohs, and the four companies of light arttUdry ; of dtfttw for sol* 
diers' bedding; and of stationery, including company and other 
blank books for the army, cetlificates for discharged soldiers, 
blank forms for the pay and quartermaster's depaitmenis, and 
the printing of Department orders, army legulations, and gen- 
eral regialaiions, two hundred and five thousand dollars, 
ineidentalex- For the incidental expenses of the quartermaster's depart- 
jMiues of Uienaent, consisting of postage on letters and packets received by 
lit^^i^lum, "officers on public service ; expenses of courts-martial and courts 
of inquiry, including the additional compensation to judge ad- 
vocates, members, and witnesses, while on that service, tinder 
the act of the sixteenth of March, eighteen hundred and two ; 
extra pay to soldiers employed in the erection of barracks and 
quarters, the construction of roads, and other constant labor, for 
periods of not lees than ten days, under the act of second of 
March, eighteen hundred and nineteen ; expenses of expresses 
from the frontier posts; of escorts to payrnastjers; of the neces> 
sary articles for the interment of aon-commissioned officers and 
soldiers ; hire of laborers ; compensation to clerks to the officei^ 
of the quartermaster's department, at posts where their duties 
cannot be performed without such aid ; and compensation to 
agents in charge of dismantled works, and to such wagon and 
' forage mastei^ as it may be necessary to employ, under the act 
of the fifth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight ; various 
^ expenditures necessary to keep the two regiments of dragoons 
and the four companies of light artillery complete, including 
the purchase of horses to supply the place of those which may 
be lost and become unfit for service : shoeing horses ; and the 
apprehension of deserters ; and the expenses incidental to their 
pursuit, one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. 
^VbBpwmg and For repairing and enlarging barracks, quarters, store-houses, 
•nia"^«n« b*^- and hospitals at the several posts; for erecting temporary can- 
" ' ^' tQpments at such posts as may be occupied dunng the year, and 
gun-houses for the protection of the cannon at the several posts 
and military works, including the necessary tools and mate- 
rials for the objects enumerated, and for the authorized furni- 
ture of the barrack-rooms of non commissioned officers and 
soldiers; building and repairing stables for dragoons and light 
artillery ; for rent of qiiarterd for officers, barracks for troops at 
posts where there are no public buildings for their accommoda- 
tion, arid of store-houses for the safe-keeping of subsistence, 
clothing, (fcc, and of grounds for summer cantonments and 
encampments for military purposes, one hundred and sixty 
thousand dollars. 
•THnaportfltion For transportation of officers' baggage, when travelling on 
oi oflSww b^-diity without troops, fifty thpusand dollara. 
^Vaiwportation ^^^ transportation of troops and supplies of the army, in- 
tof troops and eluding the baggage of troops when moving either by land or 
•upplies, Ac. water ; freights and ferriages ; the purchase or hire of horses, 
muleS) oxen, carts, wagons, and boats, for the transportation of 
supplies, and for garrison purposes ; drayage and cartage at the 

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several ))e8t8; hire of teamsieis ; transportation of fundjs for the 
Pay Department ; ti^e expense of sailing public transports be* 
tween the posts on the. Gulf Mexico, and of procuring water. \ 
at such posts as from their situation require it ; of clothing from 
the depot at Philadelphie to the stations of the troops ; of sub- 
sistence from the places of purchase and from the places of de^ 
livery, under contracts, to such places as the circumstances of 
the service may require it to be sent ; of ordnance, ordnance 
stores, and small arms, from the foundries and armories to the 
arsenals, fortifications, and frontier posts, two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars. 

For contingencies of the army, six thousand dollars. Coniingencie*. 

For the purchase of ordnance, ordnance storey and supplies, Ordn«nce,«nd 
one hundred thousand dollars. '. ordnance itoret 

For current expenses of the ordnance service, one hundred contingenciM. 
tho^isand dollars. 

For manufacture of arms at the national armories, three jfandbetora of 
hundred thousand dollars. ^ ■ •*™' 

For repairs and improvements, and new machinery,^ at £9^19^^^ at 
Springfield armory, one hundred and twentyfive thousand Spnngfieid. 
dollars. 

And the sum of five thousand dollars, out of the appropria- 65,ooo outof 
tion made for the said objects by the act approved March third, Sf^^^s, \^^ 
eighteen hundred and forty-five, is declared to have been in- declared to b« 
tended for the purchase of the lots adjoining the armory ground, [ylg'^^adjofninp 
as expressed in the estimates, tp which purpose it has been armory growd, 
applied. And of the sura allowed by the said act to be npplied ^^' 
to repaijs at the national armories such amount as in the judg* 
ment of the Secretary of War n^ay be necessary, not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, may be applied to the purchase of land 
from individuals and from the town of Springfield, Massar 
chusetts, and the assent of Congress is hereby given to such 
purchase. 

For repairs and improvements and new machinery at Har* Repaii»,&c, ■« 
per's Ferry armory, one hundred and twenty-eight thousand ^*n*®''»^«"y- 
three hundred and sixty-one doUans. 

For arsenals, one hundred and sixty-eight thousand five hun- Axwnala. 
drecl and ninety-thi-ee dollars, of which twelve thousand five 
hundred dollars are authorized to be applied to the purchase of 
a site and building a magazine for Washington arsenal. 

For purchase of saltpetre and brimstone, forty ihoqsand dol- Saltpetre and 

lars". brimaione. 

For the purchase of gunpowder, one hundred thousand dol- Qonpowder. 
lars. 

-For expenses of preparing drawings of a uniform system of Artillery draw- 
artillery, one thousand dollars. »'»«•• 

For expenses of the mineral land service, including those Mineral land 
incurred since the first January, eighteen hundred and forty- ■®'^"**'' 
six, thirty thousand doltaiu 

For surveys in reference to the military defences of the fren- surveys, 
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For miKcary and ge<^aphical surVeys west of dife Miseiiisip- 
pi, ehirty thousand dollare. 

For continuing the surveys of the northern and northwest- 
ern lakes, twenty-five thousand dollars. 



Appropriation Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums 
Mnkwidfiioof'^' ^"^ ^^® ^^^^^ ^^^ hereby, appropriated, to meet the expen- 
the army. ditures which may be incurred under the acts passed durin; 



the present session '* to authorize an increase of the rank and 
file of (he army, and to provide for raising a regiment of mount- 
ed liflemeuj'^viz : 
Pfty. For pay, eight hundred and fourteen thousand five hnhdred 

and twelve dollars. 
OHScew aub- F^f commHtation of officers' subsistence, twelve thousand 
jMrtence. sevcn hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

otRt^ra ffittige. Por commutation of forage for officers' horses, eight thousand 
one hundred and sixty dollars. • 

Pa^mmito in For payments in lieti of clothing to oflScers' servants, one 
heuofcioi4»ng.j^^jjg^^-j one hundred and ten dollare. 

8irii0itt«Dc«. For subsistence in kind, four hundred and eighty-seven thou- 
sand four hundred and forty-two dollars. 
RecruiUng. For expenses of recruiting, seventy-nine thousand si^t hun- 
dred dollars, 
dothing.ecraip- For clothing, camp, garrison, and horse equipage, two hun- 
4^e,8ui, dred and eighty-four thousand one hundred and seventy-five 

dollars. 
iieir*of*Qiiw3 For the regular supplies of the quartermaster's department, 
termarter'8*S^ consisting of fuel, forage, straw, &c., one hundred and thirteen 
partment. thousand dollars. 

Incidental ez- For the incidental eitpenses of the qunrtermastet^s depart- 
g[JJ^j2j,^"^|;ment, consisfiftg of expenses of courts martial and courts of ia- 
i»artmem. *q«iry, extra pay to soldiers, purchase of horses for dragoons, 

&c., ninety-three thousand five hundred dollars. 
TransportaUon For transportation of troops and supplies for the army, three 
nndaopptiM. hundred and twenty-two thousand dollars. 

Medical and For the medical and hospital department, twenty thousand 

hojgual depart. j^„^^ %' ' 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 96.— AN ACT making appropriatioDs for the support of the Military 
Academy* for the year ending on the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred an<i 
forty seven. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the SencUe and Uouse of Repre- 
sentatives of the United Stales of AvieHca in Congress as- 
sembled, That the following sums be,, and the same are here- 
by, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury, not other- 
wise appropriatedi for the support of the Military Academy for 
the year ending on the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and 
forty-seven. 

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For p»f of officers, itielniotofs, c&dets, and muBiciaiis, seventy- ^«y- 
eight iboasand Hioe handred dollars. 

For €Offlinu(afioQ of subskteoce, five ihoiisand two hondred SabaUteace. 
iind fifty<8ix dollars. 

For ooBifnulation of Ibmge for cftBcenr' horsee, two thoosAnd Fonge/ 
four bupdied dollar^. 

For clothing for tbeir senmotS) four hundred aod twenty dol- ciotuar. , 

lars. 

For repairs ami iraprovements, fuel, and apparatus, forage for incidental and 
public hoises aad oxen, stationery, printing, and other rnoiden-^^jji^^*** •** 
Uil and contingent expenses, twenty thousatid dollars. 

For completing the barracks for cadets, fifteen thousand doI« Barracks, 
lais. 

Sec. 2. And be U further enaciedy That the President be au- Bowd of VliN 
thorized to appoint a board of visiters, to attend the annual ex-^^^* 
ainination of the Military Academy, whose duty it shall be to * 

report to the Secretory of War, for the information of Congress, ^ 

at the commencement of the next sueceeding session, the actual 
slate of the discipline, instruction, police administration, fiscal 
afiair^^ and othei concerns of the institution : Provided^ That 
tlie whole number of visiters each year ahail not exceed the ^ 

half of the number of States in the Union ; and that they shall How aeiecte^i. 
be selected, alternately, from every second State, each member 
being a bona ^</<e. resident citizen of the State from which he 
shall be appointed; that not less than six mem beina shall be ta- 
ken from among officers actually serving in the mililia ; and that 
a second membir shall not be lakeh from any Congressional dis* I 

trict, until every other district in the Slate shall have supplied | 

a member: Providedyfurt/^ry That no compensation shall be comp«nflfttkm. 
made to said lYiembers beyond the pcr^mentof their expenses ^ 
for board and locking while at the Solitary Academy, and an ' 
allowance not to exceed eight cents per mile, for travelling by 
the shortest mail route from their respective homes to the aead- ' 

emy, and back to their homes. And the sum of two thousand 
dol lars is hereby approprifited to defray the expenses of said 
boand of visiters at the next annual examination. 

S JEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the teacher of draw- Teacherd. 
iog and the first teacher of French at the Military Academy 
sitall hereafter be, respectively, professop of drawing and pro- 
fessor of the French language^ 

Approved, Au|^ust8, 1846, 



CHAR 97 — AN ACT Wj^plcmentary to the act passed on the twentieth day of 
F^btmvyt eighteen hundred and forty-^ix, entiUed «* An act to enlarge the. 
poweaof the seyer»l orphans* courts held in and for the District of ti^lumbui." 

[Sec- 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- Orphan child- 
sembUdy That every orphan, or other infant to whom the o>^-^",5SL**'*S 
phans' courts of the DisUict of Columbia are authorized and Swcain cases. 

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empowered by the act to which this act is supplementary, or 
by any other law in force in the said district 5 or in either coun- 
ty thereof, to appoint a guaitlian, shall be entitled, on arriving 
at the age of fourteen years, or at any age between fourteen 
and twenty-one years, notwithstanding any appointment of 
' guardian before made by such couits, or either of them, to elect 
Piovim. a guardian for himself or herself: Provided^ The orphans* 
court within whose jurisdiction may be the person and residence 
» of such orphan, or any propeity, real, personal, or mixed, to 

which such ovphaa is entitled, or where a guardian had been 
duly appointed before, the court by which said lormergiiardian 
had been appointed approve the character and competency of 
Secwity to be the person so elected^guardian : And provided^ s\\c\\ ox^\vaxif? 
^ven by guard- court shall and may require of the guardian, so elected, such 
^^' security, and exercise towards him all such jurisdiction and 

powers for compelling* the faithful administration of his trust, 
as are provided in the said act or an}' other law in force as afore- 
said, in the cases of guardians appointed by the said court; and 
if the said court, in the due exercise of such, its jurisdiction 
Superceduro. and powers, shall see fit to supercede and remove such guardian, 
or if such guardian die, or become incompetent during the mi^ 
nority of such orphan, the said court shall* forthwith cite such 
orphan to appear and make a new election of guardian, which 
such orphan may do under the same conditions and restrictions 
as are hereinbefore prescribed in respect to the original ielection 
of guardian ; and for the interval of time between the removal, 
death, or incompetency of the first elected guardian and the 
new election of another by such orphan, the said couit may, 
if it deem it expedient, appoint a guardian ad interim until 
such new election be made ] takmg such security of such guar- 
dian ad interim^ and exercising ove\' him such jurisdiction and 
powers, as are or may be requir^ and given in thecases of other 
NoUce thereof, guardians: And provided furtrher^ That where a guardian is to 
be superceded by such election, he .shall have notice of the ap- 
plication by summons or in writing. 
Howcompiamt jgjgc. 2. \^nd be it further enacted. That if any surety of a 
belated* guardian, by petition to the court, before which he was bound, 
setting forth that he apprehends himself oi' herself to be in dan- 
ger of sufTering thereljy, shall pray that he rnay be relieved, the 
said couit, after a. summons to answer the petition ^hali have 
been served upon the guardian, or a copy of such summons 
left at the place of his usual abode, shall order him to give 
counter security for the complete indemnity of the original 
surely, or to deliver the ward's estate into the hands of the sure* 
ty, or of some other person ; in either of which cases it shall 
take sufficient security of the person into whose hands the 
ward's estate shall be delivered as aforesaid ; and such court 
shall and may make such further and other order for the relief 
of the petitioner as to it shall seem just. 
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CHAP. 98.— AN ACT to regulate the pvoceadings in ttte Circ«U and Distriot 

Courts of the UDile.d Slutes, and for other purposes. 

[Sec I .] Be it enacted by the Senate andHouse of Repre- 
serUaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembiedy''Vhat the circuit court of the United States for the change of time 
southern district of New York shall hereafter beheld on the ^^J-^^^^^J^^^g; 
third Monday in Ociober, instead of the last Monday in No- s. for Bootheni 
vember; and that al! writs, pleas, suits, recognizances, indict- ^**JJ^*^^ ^®^ 
ments, and all other proceedings, civil and criminal, shall be 
returnable to and have day in court, and shall be heard, tried, 
and proceeded with, by the said court, in the same manner as 
might and ought to have been done, if the court had been held 
at the time heretofoi'e directed by law ; and it is further provi- 
ded, that the term of the circuit court appointed by law to be 
held on the last Monday in July in each year in said district, 
shall not hereafter be holden. 

Sec. 2. And he it further enacted^ That whenever thedis- Mayremltin- 
(net attorney shall deem it necessary, it shall be lawful for any**^*"^°^ 
ciTcdtt court| in session, by order entered on its minutes, to re- 
mit to the next terra or session of the district court of thesame 
district any indictment pending in the said circuit court, when 
the offence or offences therein charged may be cognizable by 
the said district court; and in like manner it shall be lawful 
for any district court to remit to the next term or session of the 
circuit court of the same district any indictment pending in the 
said district court ; and such remission shall carry with it all re- 
cognizances, processes, and proceedings pending in the case in 
the court from which the remission is made, and the court to 
which such remission is made, shall, after the order of remis- 
sion is filed therein, act and proceed in the case as if the in- 
dictment, and all other proceedings in the sarhe had been origi- 
nated in said court. 

Skc. 3. Jlndbe it furtlier enacted, That it shall be lawful Grand^ji"^* 
fox the grand juries empanelled and sworn in any district court may take cog- 
to lake cofifnizance of all crimes and offences within the™?'^°<^ ...9^ 

,-..» .,. i»'^», 1 • crimes wiinia 

jurisdiction of the said circuit and district courts, and every m-the juriMUctioa 
diet menr for a capital offence, presented to the district court, J^^^^o^^^^^* 
3hall, by orderentered on the minutes of the court, be remitted 
to the next term and session of the circuit court, together with 
all recognizances taken therein ;* and on filing such order and 
indictmeat with the clerk of said circuit court, that court shall 
thereafter proceed thereupon the same as if the indictment had 
been originally found and presented in said court ; and the said 
district court may moreover, in like manner, remit to the circuit 
court any indicXment pending in said district ^court, when, in 
the opinion of the coiirr, difficult and important questions of 
law arc involved in the case ; and the proceedings thereupon 
shall thereafter be the same in the circuit court as if such in- 
dictment had been originally found and presented therein. That^^^SSi 'Si 
no grand jury shall hereafter be summoned to attend any cir- summoned. 
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such dislrict court, or one of the judges of such circuit court, 
shall, in his own discretion, or upon a notification by the district 
attorney that such jury will be ne^ed) order a venire to be is- 
p^^^^j^ sued therefore : Provided, That nothing herein sbdU prevent 
eitber of said courts in term from directing a grand jury to be 
summoned and impannelled whenever in its judgment, it may 
be proper to do so, and at such time as it may direct : Atid 
provided further^ That nothing herein shall operate to extend 
beyond what the law now permits, the imprisonment before in- 
dictment found of an individual accused of a crime or offence, 
or the time during which an individual thus aocuaed may be 
held under recognizance before indictment found. 
Bail. Six. 4. And be it further ettactedy That any party chaiiged 

with a criminal offence, and admitted to bail, may, in vacation, 
be arrested by his bail, and delivered to the marshal or his 
deputy, before any judge or other officer having power to com- 
mit for such offence ; and at the request of such bail, the judge 
or other cfliccr shall recommit the p^iriy %o arrested to the cus- 
tody of the marsh 0,1, and endorse on the recognizance, or certi- 
fied copy thereof, the discharge and exoneratur of such bail f 
and the party so committed shall therefrom be held in custody 
until discharged by due cotnse of law. 
Penalty airainei Skc. 5. ^nd be il further ettacted^ That if any captain, or 
captama,4c. ofoiher officer, or mariner o( a ship or vessel on the high seas, or 
ZoimniMiion ^I^AQJ Other waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction 
certain Crimea, of the United States, shall piratically or feloniously run away 
with such ship or vessel, or any goods or merchandise on board 
such ship or vessel to the value of fifty dollars, or yield up such 
ship or vessel voluntarily to any pirate, every such person so 
offending shall be deemed guilty of felony, and, on eonviction 
thereof,.shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding ten years, or both, 
according to the nature and aggravation of the offence. 
Sente^c^n Sec. 6. And bq it further enacted^ That upon the neces- 
mei. sary proof being made to any judge of the United States, or 

other magistrate having authority to commit on ciiminal charges 
against the laws of the United States, that a person previously 
admitted to bail on any such criminal charge isabout to afoecond, 
and that his bail is insufficient, it shall and may be lawful for 
any such judge or magistrate to requite such person to give bet- 
ter security, or, for default thereof, to cause him to be commit* 
ted to prison ; and, to that end, an order for bis arrest may J)e 
endorsed on the former coixunitment^ or a new warrant therefor 
may be issued by such judge or magisu-ate, setting forth the 
cause thereof. 
f Witnesses to Sec 7. And be it further enacted^ That, on the application 
enter into re-gf any attorney of the United States for any" district, and upon 
cognisance, g^^tisfactory proof of the materiality of the testimony of any 
person who shall be a competent witness, and whose testimony 
. shall, in the opinion of any judge of the United Stales, be ne- 
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whicl^- the United StatesebaH bea. pasty or interested ^ any si»ch 
judge may compel such persoo, so required or deemced by him ne- 
cessary as a witness, to give recogQizance, wixb or without sure* 
ties in his discretion, to appear on ihe trial of said cause or pro- 
ceeding and give his testimony therein ; and far that purpose the 
said judge may issue a warrant affair^st such person, under his 
band, with or without seal, directed to ihe marshal or other officer 
auiliorized to execute criminal or civil process in behalf of the ^ 
United States, lo arrest such peison ana carry him before such 
judge. And in case the person so. arrested shall neglect or re- penatty for 
fuse to give said recognizance in ihe manner required by said refusal, 
judge, the said judge may issue a warrant of commilment 
against such person, which shall be delivered lo said officer, 
whose duty it shall be to convey eu^h pej:souto the prison men- 
tioned in said miitimus. And the said person shall remain in 
confinement until he shall be removed to the court for the pur- 
pose of giving his testimony, or until he shall have given the 
recognizance required by said judge. . . 

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted^ That so much of the act Pan of the act 
entitled " An act to increase and regulate the terms of the cir "^l^^l^^ *^* 
cuit and district conns for the northern district of New York,"^^**** 
passed July seventh, oighieen hundred and thirty-eight, as re- 
quires all issues of fact in the said circuit court in which the 
cause of action shall have arisen west of the line in the said act 
for that purpose designated to be tried at the term of said circuit 
court to be held at Canandaigua, and all issues of fact in. the 
said court which shall have arisen east of the said line, to be 
tried at Albany, be. and the same is hereby repealed. And that stated senio* 
in addition to the courts now provided by law to be held in theo<5*»« u. 8. cw- 
northern district of New Yoii, a stated Session of the ciitrcflt t]^^ ^arthero 
court of the UAited States for said northern district shall be held a«inct of New 
annually at th^ City Hall in th« ciiy of Albany, on the third at'SbLy! 
Tuesday of May. 

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted^ That no process issued PreceworpKs 
or proceedings pending in either of the said courts shall be bo* impaired by 
avoKted or impaired by the change hereby made in the time reason of th* 
and place of holding such court; but all process, bail bcnde,*' *°*^*' 
and recognizances, returnable at either of the times and places 
hereby altered, shall be deemed a»d held to be returnable aC 
the time and place herein desig^naled in lieu thereof, in the 
same manner as if the 6ame had In terms been made so return- 
able, and shall ha^e full effect accordingly. And all continu- 
ances may be made to conform to the provisions of this act. 

Sec. 10. And be it further enaetedy That hereafter a term Temheid in 
of the district court for the northern diarrict of New York shall Aubmrn. 
be held in the village of Auburn, on the third Tuesdny in Au- 
gust in each year. And it is further provided^ That the term ^iJTterm^^BJX 
of the district court now required by law to be held at the city faio changed. " 
of Buffalo, on the second Tuesdny of October in each year, 
^all hereafter be held on the second Tuesday of November in 
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Process to com. Sec. 11. And he it further enacted^ That, whenever any in- 
of absent *tvit^dictment shall be pending in any court of the Uniied Slates, 
nesses. and any defendant thereto shall make an affidavit setting forth 

that there are witnesses whose evidence is material to his de- 
fence, and that he cannot safely go to trial without them, what 
he expects to prove by each of them, that they are within the 
district in which the court is held, or withiii_one hundred miles 
- of the place of trial, and that he is not possessed of sufficient 
means, and is actually unable to pay the fees of such witnesses, 
the court in term, or any judofe thereof in vacation, may, if it 
appear proper to do so, order that such witnesses be subpoened, 
if found within the limils aforesaid, and in such case, the costs 
incurred by such process and the fees of such witnesses shall 
be paid in the same manner that similar costs and iees are paid 
in case of witnesses subpoened in behalf of the United States. 
Inconsistent Sec. 12. And he it further enacted^ That all acts and parts 
acta repealed, of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall be, and the 
Proviso. same are hereby, repealed : Provided^ neverthelesSy That they 

shall be and remain in full force for the punishment of any crime 
or offence committed before the passing bf this act. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 99.— AN ACT to attach to the Fort Wayne land district certain 
tracts of land Iving within the limits of that district which are Dot now at- 
tached to any cfiatrict. ' 

[Skc. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
FoTtWaynesembledy That all the lands in the State of Indiana which lie 
iSfanif^e^itaiS ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ township line dividing. townships tv^enty -three and 
other lands at- twenty-four, and east of the range line dividing ranges four and 
toched thereto, g^^ ^^^^ which lie south of the Wabash river, be, and the same 
are hereby, attached to the Fort Wayne land district ; and all 
(hat tract ofjand which lies north of the township line dividing 
townships twenty-three and twenty- four, and west of the range 
line dividing ranges four and five east, and east of the east line 
of the Crawfordsville land district, be attached to and shall form 
a part of the Winnemac land district ; and all the lands lying 
south of the said township line, dividing the said townships 
^ tweoty-three and twenty-four, which were heretofore within 
the limits of the Fort Wayne land district, including the por- 
tions of the late Miami cessions south of said line, be, and the 
same are, attached to the Indianapolis land district ;• and all 
lands lying within any of the aforesaid land districts which may 
not have been ofTerei} for sale, shall hensafter constitute a part 
of the land district in which they respectively lie. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 100.— AN ACT (6 provide for the djfthbtition of the edttioii of the ^ 
law3 and treaties of the United States published hy Little and firown, under 
(be proTisions of the resolution' of Congress approTed March third, eighteen 
hundred and forty-fiYe, and for other purposes* 

[Sec. 1.] £c it etuicted by ihe Senate and House of Repre-. 
setUa/ives of the United Slates of A7nerica in Congress asr 
sembledj Thai the one thousand copies of Little and Brown's How Uttie & 
edition of the laws and treaties of the United States, aheady S^h^iJwslJ^^ 
purchased by Congress, be distributed, under the direction of u to be *dial 
the Secretary of State, as follows : tributed. 

One copy lo the President-. and one copy to the Vice Presi- PresideDtaiid 
dent df the United States ; ^»<^*^ Prnidenu 

One copy to each of the justices of the Supreme Court of the Judge/4 clerk 
United States, and to the clerk of said -court ; . jj^rt^"'*'*"* 

One copy to each of the Heads of DepaitoaentS) and one copy Heads of 0e- 
to die Attorney General of the United States ; ?t£SI!J5{*GSi 

One copy to each of the several Slates and Territories of the states and Tei^ 
Union, to be placed in the library of such State or Territory, "ton*^ • 

One copy each to the Governments of Great Britain, France, Foreign Gov^ 
Hussia, Austria, Prussia, Spain, Portugal^ Sweden, Denmark, ««"*«»•«• 
Bavaria,^ the Netherlands, Belgium, Sardinia, Greece, Turkey, 
Tuscany, the Ecclesiastical States, the Two Sicilies, China, 
Brazil, Mexico, New Grenada, Venezuela, Chili, Peru, the Ar- 
gentine Confederation, and the Saodwicb Islands ; 

Forty copies to the Heads of Departments, for the use of Head«ofDe« 
their various ofKces and bureaus ; " partments. 

Two hundred and eighty copies to the Librarian of Congress, Congren. 
for the use of the members of the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives during the sessions of Congress ; . 

Four copies to the law library of Congress ; Law Library of 

Twenty copies to the Secretary of the Senate, and fifty copies ^' cSSmittees 
to the Clerk of the House of B^presenlativ^, for the chambers 
and committee rooms of the two branches ; 

One copy to the judge and one copy lo the district attorney, District Judges 
and one cppy to the clerk, of each of the district courts of the«»d clerks. 
United Stales ; 

One copy to each of the judges and clerks of the supreme jndffes|feeierfci 
courts of the Territories and District of Columbia ; of Terriiories. 

One copy to each collector of customs in the United States ; Coiieeton of 

One copy to each suiTeyor of ^be c^wtoms at places where ^'^jgJJ^^^ ^ 
there is no collector ; cnstoms. 

Ooe copy to each of the snnrpyors general of the public lands, Landofficee. 
and lcii"^Bach jegister and receiver of the land offices ; 

One copy to each of the foreign ministers of the United Foreign Blinis* 
States; ^ ters. 

One copy to the library of each navy yard in the Union ; one N»vy Yards, 
to the naval lyceum at Brooklyn, New York ; one to^tbe naval ^^'•'^\|;,*;^ 
school at Annapolis, Maryland; one to the naval institute ai academy. Ac. 
Chariestown , Massachusetts ; and one copy to the Military Acad- ^ 
emy at West Point. 

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Rfltidoe. ^ j^xid tho rcsiduc of said thousand copies shall rei&ain^at the 
JPwv»- future disposal of Congress : Provided^ That the copies of the 

laws* thus distributed to public officers shall be held for (he use 
of their respective offices, and as the property of the Govern- 
ment; and that, in ctise of the death, resignation, or dismission 
from office of either of said officers, or whenever their terms of 
4 office shall expire, the said copies of the laws shall be delivered 

up to their successors in said offices ; and a printed copy of this 
pj-oviso shall be inserted into each of the volumes thus distribu- 
ted. 
Preamble. ' Sfic. 2. And whereas said edition of the said laws and trea- 
ties of the United States has been carefully collated and* com- 
pared with the original rolls in the archives of the Government, 
under the inspectiori and supen'ision of the Attorney General 
of the United States, as duly certified by that officer; tlierefore, 
Hade i|oittpe. Be it further enacted^ That said edition of the Laws and Trea- 
^u g^^®"^tics of the United States, publislied by Little and Brown, is 
m . -^w"^- hereby declared to be competent evidence of the several public 
^ and private acts of Congress, and of the several treaties therein 
contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime 
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the 
United States, and of the several States^ without any further 
proof or authentication thereof. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. lOL^AN ACT to provide for the more efTectual publication of the 
laws of the United States. 

[Sec . I .] Beit enacted by the Senate and Hattse of Mepre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
^^j^°gjf «e>n«erf, That the twemyfirsl section of the act entitled " Aa 
«d. ' act legalizing and making appropriations for such necessary ob- 

jects as have usually been included in the general appropria- 
tion bills, without authority of law, and to fix and im)vide for 
certain incidental expenses of the Departments and offices of 
the Government, and for other purposes," approved August 
twentysix, eighteen hundred and forty-two, be, and the same 
is hereby, repealed. 
Uwatobepub. Sec. 2. .Ond be itfvrther enacted^ That so much of the act 
nOT^Ml!ir«*T2®"^*^'®^/'^ ^ct (o provide for the publication of the laws of 
««!K«&ie end the United States, and for oijjer purposes," approved April 
Temtory. twentieth, eighteen hundred and eighteen, as is rep^aletf by ihe 
said twenty.first section, be, and the same is hereby, revived and 
continji^d in force : Provided^ That- the Secretary for the De* 
parttnent of State shy 11 cause the puUicaiioaQf aucIi laws, res- 
olutions, treaties, and amendments, in tworof the niewspapeis 
in the District of Columbia, and in each of the several States 
. and Territories of the United Slates, and no more. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 109.— AN ACT for the allowance of drawback on foreign merchandise^ 
Imported into certain districtaof the United Slates from the British North' 
American provinces, and exported to foreign countries. 

[Sec. L] Be U enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
semSled, That any merchandise imported from the British f^JJjJJJ'***^^^^^' 
North American provinces adjoining the United States which cimndise allow- 
shall have been duly entered and the duties thereon pafd or se- ^' 
cured according to law at oiiher of the ports of entry in the col* 
lection districts situated on the northern, northeastern, and nojth- 
western froAliers of the United Slates, may be transported by 
land or^by water, or partly by land, and partly by water, to any. 
port or ports from which merchandise may, under existing laws, 
be exported for benefit of drawback, and be thence exported 
with such privilege to any foreign country : Promdedy That Proviso* 
sucb exportations shall be made within one year from the date. 
of importation of said merchandise, aiKlthat existing laws re- 
lating tQ. the transportation of merchandise entitled to drawback 
from one district to another, or to two other districts, and the 
due exportation and pioof of landing thereof, and all regula- 
tions which the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe for 
the security of the revenue shall be complied with. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. "^ • 



CHAP. 103.— AN ACT granting certain lands to the Territory of Jowl, to aid 
in the improvement of the navigation of the Des Moines nver, in said Ter- ... 

ritory. 

[Sec. \J\ Beit enacted by the Senate and House ofRepre^ 
senlatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembiedy That there be, and hereby is, granted to. the Territo- ^«biic^ tod« 
ry of Iowa, for the purpose of aiding sai^ Territory to i m prove fi^topy® ^ 
the navigation of the Des Moines river from its mouth to ^^^'^Jj^^^**™f 
Racoon Pork, (so called) iu said Territory, one ec^ual moiety , gJ^DSTStoiB^s 
in alternate sections, of the public- lands, (remaining unsold, river. 
and not otherwise disposed ol, encumbered or appropriated,) in 
a strip five miles in width on each side of said, river; to be se- 
lected within said Territory by an agent or agents to be ap- 
pcNQted by the goverD«r thereof, subject to the approval of the 
Secretary of the Treasury of the United Slates. 

Sec, 2. A7id be^ it further enacted. That the lands hereby Nottobecon- 
gwtfited shall not be conveyed or disposed of by said Territory , vey^^ or ^*JJ 
nor by. any State to be formed out of the same, except as said [ncertain cases, 
improvements shall progress; that is, the said Territory or 
State may sell so much of said lands as shall produce the sum 
of thirty thousand dollars, and then the sales shall cease,- until 
the governor of said Territory or Slate shall certify the fact to 
the President of the United States, that one^half of s^d sum 
has been expended upon said improvement, when the said Ter- 
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said lands, suflSclent to replace the amount expended, and ihiis 

the sales shall progress as the proceeds thereof shall be expended, 

and the fact of such expenditure shall be certified as aforesaid. 

Dee Moines Skc. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said river Des 

river declared a Moines shall be and forever remain a public highway fqr the 

pubUc highway j^g^ of the Government of the United States, free from any toll 

or oiher charge whatever for any property of the United Slates, 

or persons in their service passing through or along the same: 

rroviao. Provided, ahtays, That it shall not be competent for the said 

Territory or future State of Iowa to dispose of said lands, or 

any of them, at a piic^ower than, for the time being, shall be 

the minimum price of other public lands. 

Lmdii to be- Sec. 4. ^nd be it further enacted, That whenever the Ter- 

comethe prop-fitory ef lowa shaH be admitted into the Union as a Stale, the 

h«r admis8i6n 'Rods hereby granted for the above purpose shall be and become 

into the Union, the property of said Slate for the purpose contemplated in this 

PkoTifto. °^^ ^^^ "^ other: Provided, The i^islatureof the State of 

Iowa, shall accept the said grant for the said purpose. 

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CflAP. 104. — AN ACT to regulate writs of error and appeals f>om the dis- 
trict court of the United States for the middle district of Alabama. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress gw- 
- How writs of ^^^Wficf, That hereafter writs of error and appeals shall be ta- 
«'ro'&»pp<»l8ken from the district court of the United States for the middle 
to be taken. ^[siYXd of Alabama directly to the Supreme Court of the United 
Stales, under the same regulations that wrifs of error and ap- 
peals are allowed from the circuit courts of the United States to 
the Supreme Court; and no writs of error or appeals shall lie 
from said district court to the circuit court of the United Slates 
* , for the southern district of Alabama, as heretofore allowed. 
Causes trans- Sec. 2.' .^nd be it further enacted, That all causes now 
fcrwd. pending in the circuit cotirt of the United Slates for the fiflh. 

Judicial- circuit and southern district of Alabamn, and which 
were removed to that court by writ of error or appeal from the 
district court of the United States for the middle district of 
Alabama, are hereby transferred to th^Supreme Court of the 
United Slates. Said Supreme Court shall hear and determine 
the errors assigned in said circuit courl, in the same manner 
. that the circuit court should have done had said causes not t>een 
removed. 
Approve, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP, 105. — AN ACT more eflfectuaUy to proTide for the enforcemeDt of 
certain proTisioDs in the treaties .of the United States. 

Whereas, in the treaty between the United States and hi3.Ma- Preamble. 

jesly the King of Prussia, it is pfovidetl that *' the consuls, 
* vice-consuls, and commerciai agents shall have the risfht, as 
such, to sit as judges and arbitrators in such differences as 
may arise between the capfaius and crews of the vessels be- 
longiog to the nation whose interests are committed to (^ir 
charge, without the interference of the local authorities, un- 
less the conduct of the crews or the captain should disturb 
the order or tranquility of the country, or the said consuls, 
vice-consuls, br commercial agents should require their as- 
sistance to cause their decisions to be carried into effect or 
supported ;" and whereas a similar provision, in substance, 
exists in other treaties of the United States with some otl^er 
foreign Powers ; and whereas no jurisdiction is given by law 
to any courts or magistrates in the United States to carry 
into effect the said provisions ; for the remedy thereof — 

(jSec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcpre- 
sentatioes of the United States of America in Congress as- 
setnbledy That the district and circuit courts of the United Jarisdiction of 
Stales, and the commissioners who now are, or shall be here- ^»^ct and eg. 
after, appointed by the circuit courts of the United Slates to a'and'of com^ 
lake acknowledgments of bail and affidavits, and also to take ™^"»?'^«"» "» 
depositions of witnesses in civil causes, and to exercise the po\^ defined. *^*^ 
ers of any justice of the peace in. respect to offendera for any 
crime or offence against the United States, by arresting, im- 
prisoning, or bailing the same, under and in virtue of the laws 
of the United States, shall have full power, authority, and ju- 
risdiction, upon the application or petition of the said consuls^ 
vice-consuls, or commercial agents, requiring their assistance 
to carry into effect the award, or arbitration, or decree of any 
such consuls, vice-consuls, or commercial agents, in the premi- 
ses, according to the true intent and meaning of such award, 
and ftr1)itration, or decree ; and for this purpose shall have full 
authority to issue all proper remedial process, mesne and iinal, 
to carry into full effect such award, arbitration, or decree, and 
to enforce obedience tliereto, by imprisonment in the common 
jail or other place' of imprisonment in the district in which the 
United States may lawfully imprison any person arrested under 
the authority of the United States, until such award, arbilra- 
tioUj^r decree shall be complied with, or the parties shall be 
oihcnvise discharged therefrom, by the consent, in writing, of 
such consuls, vice-consuls, or commercial agents, or their suc- 
cessors in office, or by the authorityof the foreign Government 
by which such consuls, vice-consuls, or commercial agents are 
appointed : Provided^ however ^ That the expenses of the said p^ovuo. 
imbrisonuaent, if any, and the maintenance of the prisoners, 
ana the costs of the proceedings, shall be borne by such foreign 
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agents requiring such imprisonment. AndHhc marshals of the 
United States and their deputies shall have full authority, and 
shall be bound to eerv.<^all such process, and do all other acts 
necessary and proper to carry into full effect all and singular 
the premises under the authority of the said courts, or of the 
said commissioners. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. ' 



CHAP. 106. — AX ACT to equalize the compensation of the Surveyors Gene- 
ral of the public lands of the United States, and for other purposei. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House qf Repre- 
setitatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Ccmpem^iim sembledy That, from and after the thinieth day of June, eigh- 
of ■«^«X*?"feen hundred and forty-six, the surveyor general of Wisconsin 
oQoiin 4? Iowa, and lowa and the surveyor general of Arkansas shall each re- 
ceive the same annua] salary as the other surveyors general of 
Clerk hire al- the public lands of the United Stales ; and each of said survey- 
lowed, ors general shall be allowed the same amount for clerk hire in 
their respective offices as is now allowed by law for the office 
of the surveyor general northwest of the Ohio. 
DefNitieB lo Sec. 2, Atid be il further enacted^ That the surveyors gcn- 
mike oath. eral of (he public lands of the United States, in addition to the 
Oath now authorized by law to be administered to deputies on 
* their appointment to office, shall require each of their deputies 
on the return of his surveys, to take and subscribe an oath or 
affirmation that those surveys have been faithfully and correctly 
executed, according to law and the instructions of the surveyor 
Penalty for general ; and, on satisfactory evidence being presented to any 
SwIrai^eyt***^^"'^^^^^'^P^^®"' jurisdiction, that such surveys, or any part 
thereof, had not been thus executed, the deputy making such 
false oath or affirmation shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and 
shall suffer all the pains and penalties attached to tliat offence ; 
and the district attorney of the United States for the time being, 
in whose district any such false, erroneous, or fraudulent sur- 
veys shall have been executed, shall, upon the application of 
the proper surveyor general, immediately institute suit upon 
the bond of such deputy ; and the institution of such suit shall 
act as a Hen upon any property owned or held by such deputy, 
or his sureties, at the lime such suit was instituted. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 107. — ^AN ACT makiog copies of papers cejUfied by the Secretary of 
the Senate and Clerk of the House of Kepresentatirea legal eTidepce. 

[Sec, L] Be it efiacted by the Senate and House of Rq)re- 

sentativesof the United States of America in Owigress as- 

Extractf from^emiferf, That extracts from the Journals of the Senate or of 

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the SeDaie, when Ih^ injaiietton of seerecyis remaved, duly^^ Reprtront^ 
•certified by the Secretory of Ibe Senate or by the Clerk t)f thedI^"S uf sl 
House of Representatives, shall be. admitted as evrdence in the<»^u^- 
.seveml courts of the United, States, and shall hnve the same 
force and effect as ihe originals thereof would have if produced 
in court and proved. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted^ That for all such copies, Fees, 
•certified as aforesaid, the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of 
the House of Representatives shall be entiHed to the same fe^ 
as are now allowed by law, for similar services, to the Secretary 
of State. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 108. — AN ACT to carryjnto effect the convention between the United 
States and the Republic of Peru, cohcloded at Limai the seyenteenth day of 
March, eighteen hnndred and forty-one. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of ihe United States of America, in Congress as- 
sembledy That the Atlorney General of the United Slates shall Attorney Gen* 
be, and is hereby, authorized and empowered to adjudicate theJJ** SjuSolS 
claims arising under .llie conveation concluded between the claims. 
United Stales and the Republic of Peru, at Lima, ihe seven- 
teenth. March, eighteen hundred and forlv-one ; and shall, 
within the space of twelve months from and after the passing 
of this act, receive, examine, and decide upon the amount and 
validity of ail such claims as may be presented (o him, and as 
are provided for by the said convention, according lo the merits 
of the seveml cases, and the principles of justice, equity, and 
the law of nations, and the stipulations of the said convention. 
And the Attorney General shall be, and is hereby, authorized cierkt» be en^ 
and empowered to appoint the clerk of the Attorney General's pl°y«<*- 
office, or any other person, to act as clerk under him in the per- 
formance of the duties prescribed by this act ; and the Attorney ^*- 
General and the said clerk shall, before entering on such duties, 
severally take an oath for their faithful performance. 

Sec. 2. Jlndbe it further enacted ^.Thait the Attorney Gen- To adopt ndei. 
eral shall be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to 
make all needful rules and regulations, not contravening the 
lavvs of the land, the provisions of Ihis act, or the provisions of 
llie said convention, for carrying the said convention and this act 
into effecL Records cook 

Spc. 3. ^nd be it further enacted, That all records, docu-gj^"'^^ 
inents, or other papers which now are in, or hereafter maymentto bed*, 
come into, the possession <)f| the Department of Slate, in re- Jj^'g^^JJ*' 
lation to the said claims, pKall be delivered to the Attorney 
.General, who shall forthwith, after the passing of this act, pro- PubUcatioiu 
ceed to execute the duiies hereby confided to him, and shall 
give notice in one or more of the newspapers published in thd 
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elsewhere as he may deem neoessaiy, of bis appotutmeBt to ad- 
judicate the said claims, and reqairing ihe.claimanfs to present 
Claims to be ^heir claims and evidence ; and shall thereafter proceed, with 

docketed. all convenient despatch, to arrange and docket the several 
claims, and to consider the evidence which shall have been or 
may be offered by the respeciive claimants, allowing such fur- 
ther time for the production of additional evidence as he shalb 
Award. consider reasonable and just ; and sbaH thereafter adjudicate- 
4nd determine the said claims, and award the ratable propor- 
tions of the several claimants in the sums which may have been 
received, and which may be heieafter received by the United 
States from the Republic of Peru, under the stipulations of the 
convention aforesaid. 

CompeDMUon. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted^ That the compensation 
of the Attorney General and his clerk, for their services in the 
adjudication of the said claims, and carrying the said conven- 
tion and this act into effect, shall be as follows, and nO more, to 
wit : two thousand dollars for the Attorney General, and one 
thousand dollars for his clerk, payable out of the first funds re- 
ceived under the'said convention. 

Attorney Gene* Sec. 5. And be it further eudctcd^ That the Attorney Gen* 

s* ^^?^^ ^^eral shall report to the Secretary of State a list of the sgveral 

State. ^ ^ awards made by him, a certified copy of which shall be trans- 
mitted^ by the said Secretary of State to the Secretary of the 
Diatribution. Treasury, who shall, from time to time, as they may be re- 
ceived, distribute in ratable proportions among the persons in 
whose favor the awards shall have been made, such sums of 
money or securities as may have been received into the Treas- 
uiy in virtue of ih? said convention and this act, according la- 
the proportion which their respective awards shall bear to the 
whole amount received, first deducting such sums of money as 
^ may be due to jhe United Slates from said persons in whose 

'Secretary of favor said awards shall be made. And the said Secretary of 

2^^^2j^J[ the Treasury shall cause certificates to be issued, in such form 

as he shall prescribe, showing the proportion to which each^ 

When to be claimant may be entitled of the amount to be received ; and on 

P«^- the presentation of the said certificates at the Treasury, as the 

nett proceeds of the several instalments may be received, such 
proportions thereof shall be paid to the legal holders of said cer- 
tificates. ,, 
liwtaiments Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the- 

lecSyedf^'^ ® Treasury shall cause the several instalments, with the interest 
thereon, payable to the United States in virtue of the said con- 
vention, or the securities therefor, to be received flom the Re- 
public of Peru^ and transferred to the United States, in such 
I manner as he ifloy deem best ; and the nett proceeds thereof 
to be paid info the Treasury, and the same are hereby appro- 
priated to pay the awards herein provided for. 
Recordatobe Sec. 7. And be it further eiiactedy That as soon as the 

stSS^'^cpar^^"^'®® hereby prescribed are completed ty the Attorney Gene- 

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said claims in bis possessifKi sbatl be deposited in the office of 
the Secretary, of Stao. 

Approved, August 8, 1846* •- 



CHAP. 109.— AN ACT to establish an additiooal land district in Iowa. 

[Sec. 1.] Be ii enacted by tfie Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress •- 
sembled, That, for the sale of public lands in che Territory of Additional 
Iowa, an additional land district is hereby created, comprising lo^ MtaiSL^ 
all the lands tying between the lifte dividing townships seven- «d. 
ty-five and seveniy-six north, and the line dividing townships 
eighty-three and eighty-four north, which shall 1^ called the 
Iowa district. -^ 

Ssc.' 2. •^nd be it further enacted, That the President be, Re^ster and 
and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice f^^^^]^ ^ 
and consent of the Senate, a register and a receiver of the pub- 
lic moneys for the said district, who shall respectively be re- 
quired to reside at the site of said office, and who shall have 
the same powers, perform the said duties,,and be entitled to the 
same compensation as are or may be prescribed by law in rela« 
tion to otherland offices of the United States. 

Ssc. 3. A?id be it further enacted, Thatrthe* President is au- To be exposed 
ihorized to cause the puWic lands in the said district, with the^ • 
exemption of sections numbering sixteen in each township^ re- 
served for the use of schools, or such other lands as may be 
selected by law in lieu thereof, tod of such other tracts as he 
may select for military or other purposes, to be exposed to sale 
in the same manner and upon the same terms and conditions 
as the other public lands of the United States. 

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted,. That the President is Site 
hereby authorised to designate the site at which the said office 
shall be established, and to remove the same to any other place 
within said district, whenever, in his opinion, it may be deemed 
expedient. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. ^ ^\ 



CHAP. 110.— AN ACT to amend tbe act approved second Apiil, eighteen hun-' 
^ dred and rortj*-roUT, entitled *^ An direetine the diapoetUon of certain un- 
claimed goods, wares, or merchandise seized for being iiiegaily imported ip- 
lo tne United States. * ' . 

[Seo. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- . 
sentatives of the United Slates of America in Cons^ress as- 
sembtedj That the provisions of the act entitled " An act di- Disposition of 
recting the disposition of certain unclaimed ?oods, wares, or certain unclaim 
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S(ates," approved April .Q^cond, eighlaeQ httndrodiAOd forty- 
four, shall apply to all property of the appraised value of one 
hundred dollars or less, anytiyng contained it) any other act to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



^ CHAP. 111.— Alf ACT granting a pension to Richard Elliott. ^ 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Hauee of Stpre- 

seniatfves of the United Sta4es of America in Cbngress as- 

Name to heSemUed^ That the SecreUCIry of War be, and be is hereby, di- 

placed on the reeled (o place Richard. Elliott, of the city of Washington, 

penwonroii. . pjgj^j^^ of Columbia, on the pension list of revolutionary 

pensioners, under the act of the 7ih of June, A. D. eighteen 

hundred and thirly-two, and allow him a pension for six months 

service in pursuance of said act. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 113.— ANT ACT for the relief of Patrick Masterson. 

[Sec. i.^.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Bepre- 
sentatives of t/u United States of Jimerica in Congress as- 
NaAe to h^scmUed, That the Secretary of War be, and he is heieby, au- 
^"JJS^^U^**** thorized and required to place the name of Patrick Masterson, 
of Lawrence county, Kentucky, upon the revolutionary pen- 
sion roll, under the act of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and 
grant him a pension of twenty dollars per annum, for six 
months service, accoiding to the provisions of said act. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 113— AN ACT for the relief of William Gump. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of tJie United States of America in (Dongress as- 
Pen^wn or fSsembled J That the Secretary of War be authorized and dircQtcd 
l^we?hUii. to place the name of William Gump on the roll of invalid pen- 
sioners, and that he be. paid at the rate of eight dollars per 
month daring his life, to commence on the sixth day of Juty^ 
eighteen Imndred and forty-three. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 114 — AN ACT granting a pension to Orris Crosbj. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House tff 
Representatives of the United States of%^merica in Congress 
assembled^ That the Secretary of War cause the name pf Orris 



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Crosby > of Illmois, lo bo placed upon the ndl of. i»wUd pen- Apemionof 18 
sioners, at ihe rate of eight dollars per month during his natu- K*w^° 
ral life; said pension to commence, on the first day of January, 
eighteen hundred and forty-six. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 115.n-AN ACT for the relief of Griffen Kelly. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of th» United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled^ That the name of GriSV.n Kelly be placed upon the ^^"•**"^^ J 
roll of invalid pensions, and that he be allowed and paid the U^Jied?"" 
sum of eight dollars per month, for and during his life, to be 
computed from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and 
forly-Bix. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 116.— AN ACT granliog a peDsioa to Joseph Dusseau. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House qf Repr€' 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledy That the Secretary of War be directed to place the p^ngj^jj^^ji-ig 
name of Joseph Dusseau, of Michigan, upon the list of invalid pe,^ month al- 
pensioners, at the rate of six dollars per month, and that he befoweci. 
entitled to receive the same from the first day of Janiuiry, 
eighteen hundred and forty-six, for and during his natural lite. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 117.— AN ACT for the relief of WUliaui b. Lang, 

[Sex:. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of Ama^ca in Congress as- 
se7nbiedy That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby auiho-Tpbe paid 1415 
rized to pay to William B. Lang, of Boston,. Massachusetts, o"* ^; PJ^^'^^f blJ 
of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the 2iven^o Secte- 
fium of four hundred and fifteen dollai-a and twenty-two cents :tary of Tr©a»u- 
ProvidedyI{ shall be proved to his satisfaction that the collector'^' 
of the customs for the port of Boston has assessed and collected 
from the said William B. Lang, on the importation of sheet- 
steel, duties to this amount, greater than the said steel, was lia- . 
ble by law to be charged with. 

Approved, August 8, 1816. 



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CHAP, lia— AN ACT for the teltol of Sano^ jQr4en. 

[Sec. 1:] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America -in Congress as- 
mB name xo^sembfed J Thai the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- 
peMionroU.* ^thorized and required to place the name of Samuel Jorden, of 
Northumberland counfy, Pennsylvania, upon the pension roll, 
according to the provisions of the act of eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two, and grant him a certificate tor mne months' service; 
that is to say, for thir(y dollars per annum during his natural 
life, beginning on the first day of January, a^ino Domini eigh- 
teen hundred and forty-four. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



- CHAP. 1J9.— AN ACT for the relief of Wiley B. Paroell, of Blount county, 
Alabama, and James A. Whiteside, of Ulidois. 

[SEt. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of R^re- 
sentativesof the United States of Jlmerica in Conji*ess as- 
Authorized to *^^^^«<^j '^at Wiley B. Parnell, of Blount couniy, Alabama, 
i^atmder the be, and he is hereby, authorized to surrender the certificate that 
hmd«^*^inier«i issued to him from the Huntsville land office, in said State, 
under a mU- for the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section 
ter*oiher lands ""'^t)er thirl y-tu^o, township number twelve, range number 
in lieu thereof, two wesf, in said land district, entered by the said Parnell on 
the fourth day of December, eighteen hundred and forty-four, 
urider a mistake ; and, upon the surrender of said certificate, or 
the patent for said tract of land, if il has issued, under such 
rules and regulations as ihe Commissioner of the General Land 
Office may prescribe, the said Wiley B. Parnell is hereby au- 
thorized to enter, in lieu ihereof^lhe southwest quarter of the 
northeast quarter of said section, township, and range, ij, being 
the tract the said Wiley B. Parnell intended to enter :^Propi- 
Applicaiion^to cfecf. That applicaition is made by the said Wiley B. Parnell, 
^J^^^'J^'^" under the provisions of this act, within six months after the 
Hie entry not passage of the same : And provided further^ That the entry 
l^hi^foih^i^ "°^ ^® ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ prejudice of the rights of any other 

'person or persons. 
Relief of James Sec. 2. «/?nrf be it further enacted^ That James A. White- 
A. Whiteside. ^ gide^ of the couniy of Hardin,' in the State of Illinpis, be, and 
he is hereby^ authoiized to surrender the patent issued to him 
from the Shawneeiown land district, in said State, far the south- 
west quarter of the noiiheast quarter of section eight, in town- 
ship eleven south, of range eight east, in said land district, en- 
tered and patented by the said Whiteside, on the twenty-eighth 
Patentfor land of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; and upon the sur- 
S, wiTto rel^^cJ^der of said patent for the said tract of land, under^suah rules 
ceive others in audT regulations as the Commissioner of the General Land Office 
lieu thereof, j^^y prescribe, the" said James A. Whiteside, is hereby autho- 
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land Co that so surrendered, any where in the said land distmt 
unsold, and lo which no pre-emption right attaches : Provided^ 
That said entry shall be made within six months after the pas- 
sage of this act. , * 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 1-20.— AN ACT for the relief of Peter Rife. 

[Sec. 1. j Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the Untied States of Am.erica in Congress as- 
sembled^ That the Secretary pf War be, and he is hereby, au- Name to be 
Chorized and required to place the name of Peter Rife, of Wythe placed on the 
county, Virginia, upon the revi>lutionary pension roll, and payP®"^®"*"^"* 
him a pension of thirty dollars per annum, comraefacing on the 
first day of January, anno Domini eighteen hundred elnd forty- 
four. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



• CHAP. 131.-.AN ACT/or thoxelief of Jose Carxillo. 

[Sec. 1.} Be it enacted by the Se?iate and House of Repre- 
sentaHves of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledf That the Commissioner of the General Land Office Patent forcer- 
be, and he is hereby, authorized and . reauired to issue to JoseJ^JJJI^J^A^ 
Carxillo, of the county of Hancock and State of Mississippi, a pi, land* district 
patent to the northwest quarter of section twenty six, of town-g,^® ^*^^^ ^ 
ship nine, range sixteen west, in the'Augusta land district of 
Mississippi. * 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 12a.— AN ACT for the relief of Mary CaxapbeH, widow of John 

Campbell. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by tha Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of Afherica in Gongress as- . 
gembkdj That Mary Campbell, of the county of Philadelphia, Name to be 
in the State of Pennsylvania, widow of John Campbell, late aJ^'SJnrolL^* 
^dier of the revolutionary war, be placed upon the pension 
roll, under the provisions of the act of Congress passed Jiily 
four, eighteen hundred and tbirtysix, and (hat she be paid a 
pension at the rate of thirty dollars annually, in accordance 
with the provisions of said act, to commence the ninth day of 
February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two. 

Approved^ August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 133.— AN ACT for the relief of the heirs or legal represenfatives^of 
Thomas Kelly. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House qf Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Duphctiie wBf- sembled, That the Commisgioner of the General Land Office 
wnttobeiMuedbg ^^^ jg hereby, aiuhorized to issue to the legal lepresenia- 

to ninkiii lieu 01 . ' ^ mi -r^ n i i. • i- J 

warrantNo.959tives of Thomas Kelly a duplicate warrant in lieu or warrant 
number nine hundred and fifry-nine, for one hundred acres of | 
land. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP« 124.— AN ACT foi;^the relief of Lewi3 Laing. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Pension of ^sembled^ That the Secretary of War be authorized and direcieil 
IKIeed!^"*'* *^" to place the name of Lewis Laing on the roll, of int^alid pen- 
sioners, and that he be paid at the rate of eight dollars per 
month during his life, to commence on the first day of Janu- 
ary, eighteen hundred and foFty-eii;. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 125.— AN ACT for the tei'iti' of WiHiam MomT 

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House ofiRepre- 
sentattves of the United States, of America in Congress us- \ 
'Wwnnt^^sembled, That the Commissioner of the General* Land Office 
be^'iMoed* to^^^^^'^®» and is hereby, authorized and required 4o i^sue^a war- 
him. rant in favor of William Moss, for six hundred and for^ acres i 

of land, to be located uppiranyunlocated land belonging to 
the United States, and now subject ttr entry. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 126.— AN ACT for the relief of Bli2aleth Betts, of tfa^ city of New 

York. , 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate afid House qf Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- ' 
plicSd ^>n** Ae ^^''^'^^^' ^^^^ ^^^ Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, aii- 
pennonioii. ^ihorized and required to place the name of Elizabeth Betts on 
the revolutionary pension roll at the rate of fifty 'dollars per an- 
num, for fifteen months' service of her husband, Preserved 
Betts ; and that her pension commence the twenty^ fifth Decem- 
ber, eighteen hundred and forty-three. 
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CHAP. 127.— AN ACT for Ibe relief of TbdmM Ap Cateabj Jopes. ^ 

[Sec. !•] Be it enacted by the Senate and Howe of Repre- 
sentatives of ike United States of America in Congress as* 
biedy That the Secreiaiyof the Treasury be, and he is hereby, Tj 70 Jf^. 
authorized to pay jto^Thomas Ap Catesby Jones, out of any ui^baift^auS 
money not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand &veon the iettle* 
hundred and one dollai^ and seventy-eight cents, it being iheSIJmu. *^ 
balance 'due him on his accounts as rendered to the United 
Slates. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 128.— AN ACT for the relief of the owners of the ship Herald, of 

Baltimore. 

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[Sbc. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House 'of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
setttbledj That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is here- ^^^ ^"JSSd 
by, directed to refund to Thomas Harris Hodges, administrator upon the n»ip 
of John H. Hodges, in behalf of the owners of the ship Herald, ^f„nde^i**' ^ 
Captafin PuUen, of Baltimore, out of any money in the Treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated, the exim tonnage dutychargedv 
upon that ship by the collector of the port of New York, on her 
arrival from An^sC^rdam, in Septembei*) eigliteen hundred and 
forty four, for a TloUtion^of the sixth section of the navigation 
act of the fir^t of March, eighteen hundred and seventeen : Proviio. 
Pnjvidedy That the said Hooges shall satisfy the Secretary of 
the Treasury that he is legally entitled to receive the. same, and 
that the vidTatioh of the navigation act aforesaic^ was rendered 
neoeeterir^to enable the master to return with his vessel to tho 
Unjted Slates. • . - 

^ -Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 126l.-^AN ACT for the relief of Margtret Gwintiiip, of . Hamilton 

county, Ohio. 

[Sbc. 1.] Re it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
reseiitatives xif the UnitedSfates qf America in Congress as- 
seiyMed, That the Secretary of .War be, and he is hereby, au- Name w bfe 
ihooled and directed to place the name of Maigarei Gwinnup, J^jon rouv ^ 
of Hamilton county, Ohio, on the pension roll, under the act of 
July seven, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and pay her at 
the mte of one hundred and twenty dollars per annum. ,^^ 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



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. CHAP. IdO.^-AN ACTT for the relief of Isaiah Partner. 

[Sec. 1.] Be ii enacUd By the Senatt and HotJLse of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as^ 
•ros fof tpiKre *^^^^^» That the Secretary of Wapbe, and he is hereby, re- 
ofpenSon^ue quired aiid authorized to pay Isaiah Parkci' the sum of three 
*""• hundred and twenty-eight dollars, for arreara of pension from 

March fourth, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, to October 
thirty-one, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, at the rate of two 
dollars per month, out of any moneys in the Treasury not other- 
wise approprialed. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 131 — AN ACT for the relief of the owner and crew of <he schooner 

Tancred. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted hy the Senate, and House.of Rep- 

resentativesof the United States qfJimerica in Congress as- 

Collector at ^^'^^^^^j That the collector of the customs Yor the district of 

Marbiehead toMarblehead, in the State of Massachusetts, is hereby authorized 

STw^'IS* Schn t<^ pay Glover Broughtou, owner of the schooner Tancred, and 

Tancred. luchto the persons Composing her crew, or their legal representatives, 

^id** i»te?^'* ^^^ ^ ^^^^ vessel would have been entitled to receive had 

l>oenentiUedtoshe becu engaged more than fotnr months in the cod fisheries 

been'^engM^ during the season of eighteen hundred and forty- four, and which 

more thanlour was prevented by the loss of said vessel, which sum shall be dis- 

She^. '** ^"^ tributed according to law : Provided, It shall be poved to the 

Froviao. satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasuiy, that the provisions 

of law relating to fishing bounties, other than such as require 

the actual employment of the vessel at sea for a term or terms 

of time, shall have been complied with. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 133.-**AN ACT for the relief of Captain John Patton. 

[Sjbc. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House o/Rep' 
resentatives of the United States of America in Confess as- 
Peiiaion of |20 seitibled, Thai the Secretaiy of War be authorized and directed 
Mr month ai- to place the name of John Patton on the roll of invalid pen^n- 
^^•^- crs, and that he be paid at the rate of twenty dollars per month 

during his Ufe, to commence on the first day of January, eight- 
een himdred and forty-six. 
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CHAP. 133.— AN ACT for the relief of Lois Mattison, of the county of Jef- 
ferson, State of NewTork. 

[Sbc. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
seniatives of the United States of ^America in Congress as* 
sembledj That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- Name to m 
thorised and required to place the name of Lois Mattison oi^SlS^nroiL 
the pension list, at the rate of forty dollars per annum, (o com- 
mence the fifteenth day of November, one tnousand eight hun- 
dred and forlyrfour. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 134.— AN ACT for the relief of Leah Gray. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House ofRepre* 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as^ 
senMedj That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, ili-pj^j3?*oif*tJj 
rected'to place the name of LeahrGray on the roll of revola-penuoDroU. 
iionary pensions, at the rate of ninety-six dollars a year, com- 
mencing on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and 
forty-six. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 135.— AN ACT for. the i«lief of WiUiam Pool. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Rouse of Hep- 
resetttatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
^embledj That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, di- M^*SdoUi^^(^ 
cected to place the name of William Pool on the pension list towed. 
-of invalid pensioners of the United States ; and that said Wil- 
liam Pool be entitled to receive a pension at the rate of four 
dollars per month from the first day of January, eighteen hua- 
dred and forty -six. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 136.— AN ACT fbr the relief of John McAllister. 

^c. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Home of Rep- 
resenta fives of the United Statet ofJtmefica in Congress as- 
^embledj That the Secretary of the Treasury pay, out of any'Tobe pddts^ 
unappropriated money, to John McAllister, of Troup' county, JJe^t^SrMa 
Georgia, the sum of fifty dollars, that being the amount still oniiatment ia 
due him as encouragement for bis enlistment intQ the army of**'**""^* 
the United States, under the provisions of the act of Congress 
approved twenty -seventh January, eighteen hundred and four- 
teen. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 137 — AN ACT for the relief of James Journey. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
CaD£nkedmse?nbledj That James Jouroey, who claims title, by virtue of 
^i^/®*^*^*a Spanish concession for four hundred arpens, to the northeast 
quarter of section thirty, and the northwest quarter of section 
twenty-nine, both in township forty-seven north, and range one 
west, in Warren county, Missouri, be confirmed in the^same^ 
intent to ittBue ^^^ ^^^^ ^ patent issue to him therefor ; and that he also be per- 
mitted, without paying any thing therefor, to enter with the 
register and receiver ©f the St. Louis land district forty acres on 
any of the unappropriated public lands now in market m eaid 
district, in full satisfaction of the remainder of said four hun- 
dred arpens : Provided, That said entry shall not interfere with 
any rights of any other persons. 

Approved, August 8^ 1846. 



CHAP. 138— AN ACT for the relief of Jobn 6. McCloud, of Uon countj, 

Iowa. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
TemdttoAto sembledy That John G. McCloud be, and he is hereby, perrait- 
ScSonoTumd'^^d to enter, within one year from the date of the passage of 
this bill, at the proper land office, at the minimum price of the 
public lands, the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter of 
section number sixteen, in township eighty-three north, of range 
seven west, containing forty acres. 
Aathorityhav- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the authority hav- 
ISooMwId to^'^S charge of the said school land is hereby authorized to select^ 
leport to regis- and report to the register and receiver of the district in which 
iwr A receiver, g^^jj i^nd jg situate, other unappropriated lands of the United 
States subject to private entry in the said Territory, of a simi- 
lar quantity to that which shall have been entered by said John 
G. McCloud, for the use of schools for the inhabitants of said 
township, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the 
PioTiM. Secretary of the Treasury : Provided, That two-thirds of the 

legal voters (including suchYemales as may be heads of fami- 
lies) of said township sign a petition consenting that the said 
John G. McCloud may enter the before-mentioned forty-j^cre 
tract of land, and cause the same to be presented to the register 
of the proper district. 

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CHAP. 139.— AN ACT for the relief of John Garr, John Batty, and Samuel 
SteTCDsoD, seamen on board the whale ship Margaret. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled^ That, the Secretary of ihe Treasury pay lo John To be paid. 
Carr, Joho Batty, and Samuel Stevenson, fbr their <^etention,|j^^'^*.^^^J®^ 
iioder the authority of the United Stated, five hundred and imn mider the 
ihirtj-eigiit days each, at the rate of one dollar and twenty- a"^*^gri^jj^off^J 
five cents per day, amounting to two thousand and sixteen.evidence,^!* 
dollars and fifty cents, to give evidence on the trial of Harper, 
Rodman, Latham, and Hummstor, for mutiny and setting fire 
lo the above named ship whilst on a whaling voyage in the 
Pacific ocean ; and that- the same be paid out of any moneys 
in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 140.— AN ACT for the relief of John Milsted, of Esoambia county^ 

Florida. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep^ 
resentatives of the United Statesjof America in Congress as- 
semUedj That John Milsted be authorized to surrender the evi- To surrender 
dence of title issued to him by the United States for the north- J^^^^^J^yJ^^; 
east quarter of the southeast quarter of section twenty-five, in section of land, 
township three north, of range twenty-three west, entered by ®"^^^ *?and"?n 
him at the land office at Tallahassee, in the Territory (now lieu thereir. 
State) of Florida, by mistake ; and upon the surren^ier of such 
evidence of title, under such rules and regulations as the Com* 
missioner of the GAieral Land Ofiice may prescribe, the said 
John MiUted shall be authorized to enter, in lieu thereof, the 
noftheast quarter of the sbutheast quarter of section twenty- 
five, in township three north, of range thirty-two west, it being 
the tract that the said John Milsted intended to enter : Provi- 
ded, That the said entry shall be made within six months 
after the passage of this act : ^nd provided further y The said proviso. 
entry shall -not be made to the prejudice of the rights of any 
other person or-' persons. 

Approved, August 8, 1816, 



CHAP. 14 1 .—AN ACT for the relief of Daniel H. Warren. 

[Skc. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled, That the Secretary of War be, a«d hereby is, directed pension orl6 
to place the name of Daniel H. Warren upon the roll of inva-y^®^^^»*>" •^• 
lid pensioners, and to pay him a pension at the rale of six dol- 
lars per month, to coiimrience on the first day of January, eigh- 
teen hundi'ed and forty-six, and to continue during his natural 

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CHAP. 143.— AN ACT for (he relief of Pairiok Kelly, senior, of the county 
of IndiaoA, State of PenosylYania. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resetitatives of the Umted States of Jimerica in Cofigress as- 
'ohepUcedon sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- 
e pension roll thQj.J2gcl and required to place the name of Patrick Kelly, 
senior, on the pension roll according to the act of seventh June, 
eighteen hundred and thiitytwo, for six months' service as a 
' . private, and that his pension commence the twenty-sixth Sep- 
tember, eighteen hundred and forty-five. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 143.— AN ACT for the relief of Soioonon Russell, of the ooud^ of 
Somerset, in the State of Maine. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by t/te Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Duplicate Ui^embled^ That the Commissioner of the General Land OflSce 
Uwi warranibe, and he is hereby, authorized and required to issue to Solo- 
joiii^|^""**^inon Russell a duplicate to land warrant number seven hun- 
dred and five ; and that said Russell have leave to locate the 
same upon any vacant land belonging to the United States^ 
subject to private entry, so as.not to interfere with pre-empcion. 
rights. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 144.— 'AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Doctor John Gray, 

deceased. 

[Sec 1.] Be it enddedbythe Senate and House of Rqnrc*- 

sentatives of the United States of America in Qmgress oa- 

^j&fpx ropreien. sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hero-^ 

«Sdlo,ooo. ^ ^Yi required Ip pay to the legal representatives of Doctor John. 

Gray, deceatfed, late of Calveit county, in the State of Marjr- 

land, the sum of five thou^nd dollars, out of any moneys re* 

maining in the Treasury otherwise unappropriaied. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 145.— AN ACT for the reUef of Nathan Smith, Charles K. Smith, and 

others. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repra-^ 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as^ 
stflSSrt^a**^^'**^^' That the collector of the customs for the district of 
th^ed to pev Stouiugton, in the State of Connecticut, is hereby authorized 
fc^'Se'"''*' M^^ P^y ^^ Nathan Smith, Charles K. Smith, owners of ihefisU-- 
they ^rouiding schoouer Washington, uf Slonington, and to the persons 
^ed ^^ had ^^^P^^^S ^^^ '^^^ crew, such allowance, to be distributed ac- 
<heir tchooher coiding to law^ as^lhey would havebeea entitled ta4»ceiveibAd 

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ihe comfdeted her fishing term ; the eaid schooner having been compiet^ her 
driven on shore in a gale, by which she was prevented from ac- iSJ^icef ^^^ 
complishing the full term required by law to entitle her to the 
bounty. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 146.— AN ACT for the relief of Amos Hunting. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by ihe Senate and House of Rep- 
resent atives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled^ That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- Placed upon 
thorized and required to place the name of Amos Hunting on P®""*^ 
the revolutionary pension roll, under the act of the seventh 
June, eighteen hundred and tbirly-two,for8ix months' service 
as a private. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 147.— AN ACT fortherriief of Richard Hargrcare Lee. 

fSEC. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentcUives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
senMedy That the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized ^^f^^^^^^^^ 
pay to Richard Hargreave Lee, of Buffalo, in the Stale of New ihtSSfeld^tir fS 
York, one hundred and sixty dollars, or so much thereof ^^ [""biM SaiiZ^ 
shall satisfactorily appear to said Secretary to be the moiely ofn2»take.^"** 
the penally of four hundred dollai^ paid by said Lee, by mis- 
take, for a breach of the revenue laws committed by him on 
the thirtieth of. December, one thousand eight hundred and 
twenty-nine, after deducting from eaid penalty of fourhundred 
dollars the amount of the true penally which ought to have 
been paid by said Lee, according to the provisions of the aol of 
the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty- 
three. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 148.— AN ACT for the relief of Aquilla Goodwin. 

[Sbo. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
senMed, That the name of Aquilla Goodwin be placed upon ^^^J^^JJ 
th^ roll of invalid pensioners, and that he be allowed and paid ^1^. 
the sura of six dollars per month, for and during his life, to be 
computed from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and 
fortv-six. - • 

Apfiroved, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 149.— AN ACT for the relief of John R. Wittians. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Se7iate and House of Reprt- 
/ sentaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
ZP^^^^^sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is here- 
e^i doiie*°ioby, directed to credit John R. Williams, as on the first day of 
^fij™ in 1813 January, eighteen hundred and fourteen, on his bonds and 
*" I ■ moitgage, given by him to the United Stales in eighteen hun- 
dred and twelve, and still held by them, to secure the payment 
of three thousand two hundred dollars, with interest till paid, 
being the amount of the purchase money of a farm when sold 
to him at auction by the United Slates, in eighteen hundred and 
eleven, the sum of two thousand dollars, it being for damages 
done to his farm, known .by the name of the Springwell farm, 
situate in the then Territory, now State of Michigan, while in 
the occupancy of the Unitea States troops, in the years eighteen 
hundred and thirteen and eighteen hundred and fourteen, and 
in full payment of said damages. 
Approved, Augusts, 1846. 



CHAP. 1^— AN ACT for Uie relief of £U MerriU. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives j)f the United States of America in Congress as- 
w^mntiar m sem bled, That upon the surrender to the Commissioner of the 
b^^tohim General Land Office, by Eli Merrill, of letters patent issued to 
h ^'4 ®^. ^'^^ said Eli Merrill for a tract of land containing one hundred and 
^reto '"""-gixiy acres, being the northwest quarter of section twenty-six, 
of township five north, in range one west, in the tract appro- 
priated for military bounties in the Territory of Illinois, and 
upon due proof made that said Merrill has made no conveyance 
of said land, the said Commissioner of the General Land Office 
shall be, and is hereby authorized and required to issue a war- 
rant in favor of said Eli Merrill for one hundred and sixty acres 
of land, to be located upon any unlocated land belonging to 
the United States and now subject to entry. 
Approved, August 8, 1 846. 



CHAP. I51.-^AN ACT for the relief of Gregory Thomas, uad oChen. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprt- 
seniatives of t/ie United Spates of America in Congress as- 
Toheptad^eoo semUed^ That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to 
Snei'*^y"?he P^y» ^^ cause to be paid to Gregory Thomas, of the city of New 
pilot boatwosh. York, for himself and the ot^er owners and pilots who were at- 
SSS'wTih^e bached to the pilot boat Washington, of that port, on the first 
u. 8. iteamer October, eighteen hundred and forty-four, out of any money in 
.CoLHamoy. ^j^^ Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of eight 
hundred dollars, being three hundred dollars for expenses in- 
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curred by them for repaire, and &ve hundred dollars for deten- 
tion occasioned by injuries lo their said pilot boat, by a collision 
wkh the United States Steamer- Colonel Qarney, on the ocean, 
on the night of the first October, eighteen hundred and forty- 
four. 
Approved, August 8, 1846« 



CHAP. 152.--AN Atrr for the relief of James Oee. 

[Sec. 1.*] Be it enacted by the Senate and Hottse of Rep- 
resentativejf of the United States of America in Congress as- 
semUed^ T-hat the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, au- '*'**'*• ^^J^ 
thbrized and required to pay to James Gee out of any money in iS^n" », i837» 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, an arrearage of pen- «o ttec 3, 184*.. 
sion at the rate of four dollars per month, from the twenty- 
Second day of September, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, 
to the third day of December, eighteen hundred and forty-two. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 153.— AN ACT for the relief of Marr Segar, of Jefferson county, State 

of New York. 

[Seo. 1 .] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of R^C" 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled^ That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, a**- ^^^^^J^Jg* 
thorized to place the name of Mary Phelps, on the revolutionary loU. 
pension roll, at the rate of twenty dollars per annum, to com- 
mence the eighth day of August, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
seven, for six months' service of her husband, Peter Segar. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 154.— AN ACT for the relief of Samuel D. Walker, of Baltimore. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by t/te Senate and House of Repre- 
sentCLtives of the United States of America in Congress as- henaMi 

sembledy That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby autho-$i6i6 57,bSS 
rized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury jn amount^ 
not otherwise appropriated, to Samuel D. Walker the sum of^^^Jf MarckC 
six hundred and sixteen dollars and twenty-seven cents, being 1833. 
the amount of duty levied (on four hundred and forty-one 
seroons of Spanish leaf tobacco) by the act of second of March, 
one tbouiand eight hundred and thirty-three :, Provided^ That Ftonia^ 
satisfactory proof shall be furnished" to the Secretary of the 
Treasury that said duties were paid, and not returned in de- 
bentures on the exportation of said tobacco. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 155.— AN AQT for the relief of Ebeoezer Conant, of the jBOimty of 
Jdltosen, State of New York. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted bp the Senate and H&Wie o/Mepre^ 

9entativM <rf the United Staies of America in Congress as- 

To be placed *«^Wtfrf| That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- 

^the penaioD thorized and required to place the nonic of Ebenezer Conant 

on the pension list, at the rate of forty dollars per annuna, to 

commence the first day of January, in the year one thousand 

eight hundred and forty-one. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 156.— AN ACT to confirm an entry of land made by the administrator 
of James Anderson, deceased, of Iowa Territory. 

[9bc. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Entry or \Mdsembledy That the entry of fractional section sixteen, in town- 
■Snistoator* 'of ^'^'P '^u^'^^^^ sixty-nine north, of range number two west, in 
J«i.-AndenM>n, the Des Moines land district, in the Territory of Iowa, made by 
«onfinn«^- the administrator of the estate of the late James Anderson, de- 
c^wtved, of Iowa Territory, under the provisions of an act of 
Congress for the relief of said Anderson, approved seventeenth 
June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, be, and the same is 
FioTiio^ hereby, confirmed and allowed : Provided, nevertheless^ That 

th^ consent of two-thirds of the legal voters in said township 
shall be first obtained thereto. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 157.— AN ACT for the relief of JusUn Jacobs. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House qf Sep* 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
TohepUcJi^^^^^^y That the Secretanr of War be, and he hereby is, di- 
«n the ponsioD reeled to place the name ofjustin Jacobs, late a laborer of oid- 
««*• nance in the service of the United States, on the roll of invalid 

pensioners, and to pay him eight dollars per month, to com- 
rnence on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty- 
six, and to coniiotie auring his natural life. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 156.— AN ACT for the relief of Samuel D. Enoelia. 

[Sec» 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House qf Xep- 

resentatives of the United States of Jimerica in Congress aa^ 

ToUpaid^eo sembledj That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is 

S'thelS^cS^f ^®^®*^y' directed to pay, out of any moneys in the Treasury not 

tiie U. s. Otherwise appropriated, to Samuel D. Enochs, the sum of eighty 



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dollars, io full compensation for his mare,, which ran off, and 
has never since been heard of, while be was separated from her 
to do guard duty on foot in the service of the United Sta(e8. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 159.— AN ACT for the relief of the heirs ftod legal representatires of 
C^ros.Tumer, deceased* 

[Sbo. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House o/Rep* 
resentatives of the United States of •dmerica in Congress as* 
sembled^ That there shall be paid to the heirs and legal repre- Le^ii 
sentalives of Cyrus Turner, deceased, the sum of one thousand ^j^Ji 'SSo to 
five hundred dollars, to be paid out of any moneys in the Treas- depredatkms 
ury not otherwise appropriated ; which sum of money shall be^"™^ ^y 
in full of all demands for depredations and injuries committed 
by that band of Sioux Indians known and aesignated as the 
North Sursitons or Lake Traverse Indians; which sum ofsaidsum to be 
money shall be deduoled from any annuity which may now he, |*|J^J^j^^j2|^ 
or hereafter may become, due from this Government to sard *""*"" ^ 
band of Indians. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 160.— AN ACT granting a pension to Abraham Ansman. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House ofRep-> 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembted^ That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, au- PeDskmofts 
thorized and directed to place the name of Abraham Ansman, j^j^^"**** •*• 
of Clermont county, in the State of Ohio, on the roll of inva- 
lid pensions, at the rate of six dollars per month, to continue 
during his natural life, and commence from the first day of 
Janaary, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and forty-six. 

Appcoved^ August 8, 1846. 



CHAP: 161.— AN ACT granting a pensios to Elijah C. Babbit. 

[Sfic. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep* 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as* 
sewbkdy That the Secretary of War is hereby directed to place Pennonofti 
the name of Elijah C. Babbit on the list of invalid pensioners £51^,3^ 
of the United Stales ; and (hat said Babbit be entitled to receive 
a pension of four dollars per month, from the first day of Janu- 
ary, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and to continue during his 
natural life. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 163.— AN ACT for the relief of Langtry &nd Jenkini. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress aS' 
To he ]p8\d semMed^ That the Secretary of ihe Treasury pay to Langtry 
JJ^LJ* g^^and Jenkins, of the State of Tennessee, or their legal represen- 
Zoed by tbera tatives, the sum of one thousand four hundred and forty-three 
^avioiation 0* ^^^^^'^ ^"^ sixly-five Cents, out of any money in the Treasury 
oontract by the not Otherwise appropriated ; it being for damage sustained by 
STwiiment!'^* ^^^^ ^^ consequence of the violation of a contract on the part 
of the Government agents, in refusing to receive three thou- 
sand pairs of shoes contracted to be received at the Cherokee 
agency in the summer of eigliteen hundred and thirty eight, 
for the use of poor and destitute Cherokee?, to equip them for 
their removal west. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 163.— AN ACT for the relief of the legal represenUtiyes of John 

Ruddle. 

[Sec 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House ofRtp- 

resentatives of the United States of America in. Congress as- 

JSreB^amhOT-*^''**^^' That the legal representatives of John Ruddle be, and 

ixe/to enter 350 are hereby, authorized, by law, to enter tliree hundred and fifty 

•TJ™^^'^^ arpens of any unlocaled land now subject to entry in the Stale 

^' of Missouri. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 164.— AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin Allen. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress aH' 
Pentimi o{%&semhled^ That the name of BenjaminjAIten be placed upon the 
\r Ja^^ »i-roll of invalid pensioners, and that he be allowed and paid the 
. ^ ' sum of six dollars per month for and during his life, to be com- 

puted from the fii-st day of January, eighteen hundred and 
forty-six. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 165.— AN ACT granting a pension to John Campbell, of Garland, ia 
the Slate of Maine. 

[Sec- 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House ofR^ 

resent a fives of the United States of America in Congress aS' 

FwuMHic^Usembled^ That the Secretary of War be directed to place the 

Pwed?? '^'name of John Campbell, of Garland, in the State of Maine, 

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per moDth, during his natural life ; said pension to commence 
en ibe first day of January, oighleen tiundred and forty-six. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 166.— AN ACT for the relief of Surranua Cobb. 

[S«c. 1.] Be it etiactedby the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentativeso/the United States of America in Congress as- 
tembledf That the Secretary of War is required to place the^ penii«noft4 
flame of Surranus Cobb on the invalid pension roif, at the rate p«r month al« 
•f four dollars per month, during his natural life, commencing ^^ ' 
on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. .167— AN ACT for the relief of Mary Phelps, of the eouoty of 6ei»< 
es^. State of New TorJu 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sepnUed, T?ial the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- to be placed 
thorized and required lo place the name of Maiy Phelps on the^j^^^* — =— 
revolutionary pension roll, at the rale of nineiysix dollars per"' * 
annum, to commence the seventeenth day of February, eigh- 
teen hundred and forty- five, for two years' service of her hus- 
band, Richard Austen. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 168.— AN ACT granting a pension to Daniel Pratt. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted hy the Senate and House qf Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- , 
sembledy That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- Pendonef W 
tborized and directed to place the name of Daniel Pratt on |hc|J^,^^* 
invalid pension iot>of the United States; and that he pay him, 
out of any money in the Treasury not olherwiae appropriated, 
the sum of four dollars per month, from the first day of Janu- 
ary, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, during his natu- 
ml life. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 169— AN ACT to enable the Secretory of Uie Nary to purchase the 
right of u^ing Mix*8 patent manger stopper. 

[Sec. I.] Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Rep- 
reseniatives of (he United States of America in Ocngress as- 
sembled, That the Secretary of the Nary be, and be is h«'«by,SeajtaTrofth^ 

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•d to piirchve authorized to purchase of Mrs. Ano Mi3r» wWow of M. P. Mix, 

3ix*t lit^^Iate master commandant in the navy, the unlimited gowerto 

manferrtopper. use a machine called a "manger stopper," in all ships of war 

or other vessels belonging to the United States : Pravidedy An 

assignment thereof can be obtained at a cost not exceeding three 

thousand dollars^, which sum is hereby appropriated, to be paid 

out of any money in the Ti-easury not otherwise appropriated. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 170. — AN ACT to erant a certain quantity of land to aid in the im* 
pn^emeot of the F«x and Whoonain rivers, and to coddccI the Mine by t 
canal, in the Territory of Wisconsin. 

[Sec. L] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprt- 
sefitatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Gnni of iwad sembtiBd^ That there be, and hereby is, granted to the State of 
^oviMtheFoi Wisconsin, on the admission oi such State into the Onion, for 
Md Wisconsin the purpose of improving the navigationH)f the Fox and Wiscon- 
"^*"' sin rivers, in the Territory of Wisconsin, and of constructing 

the canal to unite the said rivers at or near the portage, a quaalitj 
of land, equal to one half of three sections in width, on each 
side of the said Fox river, and the lakes through which it pas- 
ses, from iis mouth to the point where the portage canal shall 
enter the same, and on each side of the said canal from one 
stream to the other, reserving the alternate sections to the United 
States, to be selected under the direction of the •governor of said 
State, and such selection to be appiovedby the President of the 
u. s. to nae United States. The said rivers, when improved, and the said 
^a"ftJ"iJJl2 canal, when finished, shall be and forever remain a public high- 
toil, way for the use of the Government of the United States, free 
from any toll or other charge whatever for the transportation of 
the mails, or for any property of the United States, or persons 
Jin their service passing upon or along the same: Provide^ 
The said alternate sections, reserved to the United States, shall 
not be. sold at a less rate than two dollars and fifty cents the 
acre : Provided^ aUoy That no pre-emptive claim to the lands 
so reserved shall give the occupant, or any other person claim- 
ing through or under him, a right to said lands at any price 
less than the price fixed in thi8act,at the time of the settlement 
on said lands. 

Sec. 2. ^nd be it further enacted^ That as soon as the Ter- 
ritory of Wisconsin shall be admitted as a State into the Union, 
all the lands granted by this act shall be and become the prop- 
erty of said Slate for the pu rpo se c ontemplated in this act, flod 
^^^J^Jf^no other: Provided, That the legislature of said State shall 
A fix the price agree to accept said grant upon the terms specified in this net; 
Sot*^e■l"*than ^'^^ *^'' '^"^® power to fix the price at which said lands shall 
•1 25 per acre, be sold, noi less than one dollar and twenty^five cents the acre; 
and to adopt such tciod and plan of improvement on sirid ronte 
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best interest of said State. Provided, also, That the lands 
hereby granted shall not be conveyed or disposed of by said 
State, except as said improvements shall progress : that is, th^ 
said State may sell so much of said lands as shall prqduce the 
sum of twenty thotisind dollars, and then the sales shall cease' 
until the governor of said State shall certify the fact to thePre- 
fiident of the United States that one half of said sum has been 
expended upon said improvements, when the said Stale may 
sell and dispose of a quantity of said lands sufficient to reim- 
burse the amount expended ; and thus the sales shall progress 
asihe proceeds thereof shall be expended, and the fact of such 
expendiiare certified in the manner herein mentioned. 

Sec. d. And be it further enacted. That the said improve- TWe of pnrcha- 
ment shall be commenced within three years after the said JJ" ^^^ *^ 
State shall be admitted into the Union, and completed within vaUd. 
twenty years, or the United States shall be entitled to receive « 

the amount for which any of said lands may have been sold by 
said Stale : Provided, That the title of purchasers under the 
sales made by the State, in pursuance of this act, shall be valid. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 171.— AN ACT to authorize the constituted authorities of the county 
of Polk, in the Territory of Iowa, tcenter a quarter secUon of land for a 
s«at of justice. 

[Skc. 1 .] J3e it enacted by the Senate and House of Bepre- 
sejiiaiives of the United States of j9merica in Confess aw- 
sembledy That the constituted authorities of the county of Polk, Authoritiet of 
in the Territory of Iowa, be, and are hereby, authorized te^j^JJ^^,^ 
inter, by legal subdivisions, the quarter section of land upontoent^rqiwrter 
«?hich Fort Des Moines, in the Territory of Iowa» is situated, ;^^*!J^J,J;jj^' 
tpon paying to the proper register and receiver therefor onei>e« Moinea w 
lollar and a quarter per acre : Provided, That the seat of jus- '"'""'^ 
ice of said county is located on said tract of land. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



^AP. 172.^-AN ACrr authorizing the inhabitants of township one, of raitf^e 

thirteen eaatj-lBeneea eouoty, Ohio, to relinquish certain lands selected for / 

schools^ »od to obtaia others in Mt a of tbeoi. 

[Sec. 1.] Be^it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre* 
entatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
tmbled. That, on the relinquishment to the United States by J*^^^*,'^]^^* 
be proper school trustees of township one, of range thirteen lange is east* 
asi, in Seneca county, Ohio, of all the right, tide, and interest Sen^ca^.oi^ 
I the inhabitants of said township to the edst half and north -reiinquithing 
rest quarter of section eight, in township ten south, of ^ng^^SJ^VtSw £ I 

line east, containing four hundred and eighty acres, and Cedarueu thereof. 
*oint, oa Cedar Island, ia Lake Erie, containing thirty-four 



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acres and eighty- nine liundredths of on acre, heretofore selec- 
ted for thenTas school lands, under the provisions of the act of 
twentieth May, eighteen hundred and twenty six, entitled **A« 
act to nppropriaie lands for the support of schools in certain 
townships and fractional townships not heretofore provided for,'' 
the said school trustees be, and they aie hereby, autliorized ta 
select and enter, free of cost, a quantity not exceeding five hun- 
dred and fourteen acres of the lands belonging to the United 
States within the limits of the late Wyandott cession, or of any 
of the land districts in the State of Ohio, in tracts conforming 
to the subdivisions into which the lande shall be represented 
SelecUontBhaiion the plats of survey: Provided^ That the selections hereby 
hwd on"wSS authorized to be made shall not embmce lands upon \^\iich the 
the awesiiediiii. assessed improve i^ients of Indians have been made. > 
KSSSiT'^have Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That, when t|ife lands 
been made. here authorized to be selected or entered shall have b'^n ap- 
proved by the Secretary of the Treasury, they shall be fceld by 
the inhabitants of the township herein first designated, by the 
same tenure, and upon the same terms, for the support of schools 
in said township, as if they had been selected under the pro- 
visions of the before-recited oct of twentieth May, eighteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 173.— AN ACT authorizing the trustees of Tymochtee township, Wj- 
andott eounty, Ohio, to select lands for schools, vithin ibe Wyandott cession. 

[Sec. 1 .] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Trustees of Ty.jemWerf, That the school trustees of township one south, of 
ISS^iShiriMd^*"?^ fourteen east, in Wyandott county, Ohio, be, and hereby 
to select lands are, authorized to select and enter, free of cost, two hundred 
the *w5Sd<Jtt°"^ twenty-five acres of land, wilhin the Wyandott cession, or 
• cession. of any other lands wilhin the State of Ohio, belonging to the 

United States, in tracts conforming to the subdivisions into 
which the lands shall be represented on the plots of survey: 
Provided^ The selections herebv authorized to be made shall 
not embrace lands upon which the assessed improvements of 
Indians have been made. 
. To be held as if Sec. 2. •And be it further enacted^ Thai , when the lands 
whw?*^Jaw'*of^®'"®^y authorized to be selected and entered shall have been 
May, 1896. approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, they shall be held 
by the inhabitants of the township herein designated by the 
same tenure, and upon the same terms, for the support of schools 
in said township, as if they had been selected under the pro- 
visions of the general school law of the twentieth of May, one 
thousand eight hundred and twenty-six. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



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CHAP. 174. — AN ACT to refund to certainpenon? an excess of duty exacted 
on the importhiion oFforeign merchandise. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United Slates of America in Congress as- 
semUtdy That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby ^l^ ^^"^ 
is, authorized and required to pay to Maoice, Phelps, and Com-^rtaUoar "ef 
panj, and Mauice, Gold, and Company, merchants of the city ^^5? ° 
of Mew York, any excess of duty paid by ihem to the collect or refundS.^ 
of the port of New York, upon the importation of certain Thi- 
bet shawls, worsted Valencias, worsted and cotton enniuelts, 
brochelias, pincettas, and cashmeretts, since the fourteenlli day 
of July, eighteen liundred and thirty two, beyond what the 
same were legally chargeable with ; and to pay to Halsted^ 
Haines, and Company, merchants of the city of New York, 
any excess of duty paid by them in the years eighteen hundred 
and thirty-three, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-six, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and 
eighfeen hundred and thirty-nine, upon the importation of wove 
shirts, worsted cravats, and silk twists, beyond what the same 
were by law chargeable with an interest thereon from said 
time of payment ; and also to pay to Edward Hardy, of the 
city of New York, any excess of duty paid by him on the im- 
portation, in the year eighteen hundred and thiity-eight, of wov& 
shirts and dmwers, worsted Guernsey frocks, and cotton and 
merino «nd worsted shirts and drawers, beyond what (he same 
were chargeable with, and interest thereon from said time of 
payment ; and also to pay to George Trull any excess of duty 
paid by hiin on the importation, in the years eighteen hundred 
and thirty-eight, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, and eigh- 
teen hundred and forty, of wove shirts and drawers, beyond 
what was legally chaigeable thereon, and interest on such ex* 
cess from said time of payment ; and also to pay to Smith, 
Thurger, and Company; merchants of the city of New York, 
any excess of duty paid by tl>em on the importation of jute 
grass, under the name of India matting, India weed, hemp car- 
peting, and jute carpeting, in the years eighteen hundred and 
thirty-eight, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, eighteen hun- 
dred and fotty, and eighteen hundred and forty-one, beyond 
what the same were legally chargeable with, and interest on such 
excess ; and also to pay to Jonathan Little, assignee of Whiley 
and Taylor, merchants of the city of New York, any excess of 
duty paid by them upon the importation of silk twist, in the 
yeare eighteen hundred and thirty-eight and eighteen hundred 
and thirty-ni<te« beyond what the same was legally char^ble 
with ; said several sums to be paid out of any money m the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated : Providedy That, if either Provide^ 
of the persons hereinbefore named is in any manner indebted 
to the United States, the sum so payable to such indebted per- 
son, or so jnuch' thereof as will be necessary, shall be retained 
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Appropriation. Sbc. 2. And be it further 9nacted, That (he Secretary of 
the Treai»ury be, and he is hereby, authorized, out of any money 
in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to refund lo the sev- 
eral persons entided thereto, such sutns of money as have been 
illegally exacted by collectors of the customs, under ihe sanc- 
tion of the Treasury Department, for duties on imported mer- 
chandise, since the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
three : Provided, That, before any such refunding, the Secre- 
tary shall be satisfied, by decisions of the courts of the United 
States upon the principle involved, that such duties were ille- 
gaily exacted: And provided, also j That such decisions of the 
cotirts shall have been adopted or acquiesced in by the Treas- 
ury Department as its rule of construction. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



CHAP. 175.— AN ACT making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic 
expenses of Government, for the year ending the thirtieth day of June, 
eighteen hundred and forty-aeren, and for other parposes. 

[Sec. 1.] Se it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentativeao/the United States of America in Congresas- 
Appropriations «6mMe(/, That the follomng sums be, and hereby are, appro- 
STdin^JonX 2» P"*^®^ ^^ ^^^ objects hereinafter expressed, for the year ending 
1817. * the thinieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, to 

be paid out of any un^propriated money in the Treasury, viz^ 
CM^nresa— pay For compensatioQ and mileage of Senators and members of 
«iid mUeage. ^^e House of Representatives, and delegates, three hundred and 
seventy-one .thousand eight huadted and sixteen dollars. 
Officers For compensation of the officers and clerks of both Houses 

of Congress, thirty-nine thousand five hundred and fifty-sevea 
dollars and fifty cents. 
Qmtinsencies^ For Station^, fuel, printing, and all other contingent expea- 
*~***- sea of the Senate, one hundred and nine thousand dollars. 

00016 of Reps For stationory, fuel, printing, and all other contingent ex- 
penses of the House of Representatives, two hundred and six- 
teen thousand seven huiidred and three dollars ; including one 
hundred and forty-three ihoUsand five hundred and fwenty*eigbt 
dollars for printing for the year ending thirtieth of June, eight-! 
. ^ een hundr^ and forty^six. 

libnuy. LIBRARt OF CONGKESS. 

Officera.; For compensation of librarian, two assistant librarians, andl 
messenger of the library, four thousand five hundred doUarB; 
ContiBgendea. For contingent expenses of said library, eight hundred dol'| 

lars; 
3ooIm. For purchase of books for said library, five thousand dollarsj 

For purchase of law books for said library, one thousand 
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'^ EXECUTWH • 

For c^pensatioa-of the President of the United States, FKridMit. 
twentF-firethousana ctollars ; / 

Per compeosation of the Vice President of the United Stales, vice ifnMtmu 
ire thonsaad dollars. 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Siati Dapc. 

For compensation of the Secretary of Statgjand the clerks, s^JJ**^ '** 
aeaoger, and assistant messenger in his office, twenty-six *"••"* 
^Qd three hundred dollars ; 

For the incidental and contingent expenses of said depart- contiiig«atiMk 

For pablishiDg the laws, and packing and distributing the 
laws and documents, including proof-reading, labor, boxes, and 
tnosportation, nine thousand dollars ; 

For suiioaery, blank books, binding, labor, attendance, fur- 
Ditare, fiiMires, repairs, painting and glazing, four thousand 
four hundred dollars ; 

For priming, letter press and copper-plate, jsidvertising, books, 
ind maps, two thousand dollars ; 

For newspapers, two hundred dollars ; 

For misceilaQeous items, one thousand doHars ; 

For compensation of superintendent and three watchmen of NotthMit Em-^ 
tie northeast" executive building, one tliousand three hundred c«iTe bwidin- 
«idfoTtj.fiye dollars; 

For the contingent expenses of the said building, viz : 

Forlabor, fuel, and light, two thousand two hundred dollars; 

For miscellaneous items, eleven hundred dollars. 

TREASURY DEPARTMEIfT. TrewuryD^pt. 

For compensation of the Secretary of the Treasury, and the ^mtuyvid 
derb, messenger, and assistant messenger in his office, twenty- *"••'■• 
SI (housaod and fifty doUars ; 

For(^mpen8ation of the First Comptroller, and the clerks, lit Comptwlkt 
Nsxng^r, and ajHsistant messenger in his office, twenty-two 
^omod, six hundred dollars ; 

For compensation of Second Comptroller, and the clerks and ad Comt^nUm. 
'■^oger in his office, fifteen thousand two hundred and fifty 



For compensation of the First Auditor, and the clerks and itiAsdiior^ 
*i^^sseDger in his office, eighteen thousand nine hundred dollars ; 

For compensation of the Second Auditor, and the clerks and sd AsdUor. 
^^^^^enger in his office, twenty*four thousand nine hundred doU 
^ including four additional clerks at a salary of one thousand 
^are each ; 

For payment of extra clerk hire in the office of the Second 
Auditor from the tenth September, eighteen hundred and forty- 
N to the thirty-first July, eighteen hundred and forty-six, 
flglit hundred and twenty-eight dollars ; 

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3d Auditor. - FoT Compensation of (he^hird AudrorjOndthe clerks, n^ 
seioger, and assistant messenger in his oj9&^, (biily*five thousj 
and fifty dollars ; 

For* compensation ofi)the Fourth Auditor, and the clerks i 
messeng^er |in his office, eighteen thousand JDitie bimdred i 
My dollars ; 

For compensation of the Fifth Auditor, and the clerks \ 
messenger in his office, twelve thousand eight hundred doll^ 

For compea«)Eition of the Treasurer of the 0nited felates, | 
"the clerks and messenger in his office, thirteen thousand il| 
hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For compensation of the Register of the Treasury, and 
clerks, messenger, and assistant messenger in his office, twei 
seven thousand two hundred* dollars ; . i 

For compensation of the OommissioiieT of the General L 
Office, and the recorder, draughtsmiin, assistant draughtsui 
clerks, messengers, and packers in his office, eighty-three thi 
sand «ight hundred and eighty-eight dollars 5 I 

For compensation of the Solicitor of the Treasury, and 
clerks and messenger in his office, eight thousand and fifty ^ 
lars. 



-41I1 Aiulitor. 



Sib Auditor. 



^treaflwrer. 



Register. 



Genentl Land 
tMfioe. 



Solicitor. 



Contingencies^ 
JAofHceofSec- 



CONTINOENClES OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMEfTr. 



In the office of the Secretary of the Treasury : 

For blank books, binding, stationery, labor, compeniaation 
carryi(^ the Department mails, translations, priuUog,inclnd 
.public accounts, eight thousand two hundred dollars ; 

For miscellaneous expenses, two thousand eight hundred < 
lars. 
)«k ComptfoUer In the office of the First Comptroller ; 

For blank books, binding, stationery, printing, and labor,! 

(hoiffiand seven huddred dollars ; 

For miscell«iieaxi» items, tfaree'hmidieddoilitts. J 

94 Q^mpttoJiet. In the office of the Second Comptroller: 1 

For Uakik books, bindtng, stationeiy, printiog blanjcs, inj 

ding pay for.ilte jyatinnai hitdligencer {md'Unkm, to i>D ^ 

bound, and preserved for (he use^f ibe> office, lalnnr, and oi 

furoSciare, 6n^ tfaotsdand two' hondred dollars; 

For miflbeUaneoDB items, thcee hundred doOarsL I 

in Avditor.i. In the office of the First Auditor : I 

.' : For Wank books,, bindings stationery, and labor, six hud 

- and fifty doUats ; 

For mtscellaneoas items, threo hundred akid fifty dollars. 
S4Aiiditor. In the offi6a of the Second Auditor: 

For blaofc < books, binding, dtationeiy^ Jabor, and print 
blanks, seven hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For miscellaneous il«ra&, two hundred tod fifty dollars. 
Jd Auditor. In the office of the Third Auditor : 

For blank books, binding, prinring^ statione^^ labor, I 
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- For miscellaneous items, two hundred dollars. 
In 'the office of the Fourth Auditor : ^^ Auditor. 

For blank books, binding, stationery, printing, and labor, 
seven hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, two hundred dollars. 
In the office of the Fifth Auditor : ' 5th Auditor. 

For blank books, binding, stationery, and labor, three hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars; 

For miscellaneous items, three hundred and fifty dollars. 
Id tlie office of the Treasurer : Tret^nr^r- 

For blank books, binding, stationery, and labor, six hundred 
dollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, three hundred and seventy five 
dollars. 
In the office of the Register of the Treasury : Regigter. 

Fur blank books, binditig, printing, stationery, and labor, 
lour thousand dollars, including two thousand dollars for ar- 
lears for blank books, binding, and ruling ; 
For miscellaneous items, one thousand dollars; 
For cases for the safekeeping of books' and papers, and in- 
cluding the wages of a laborer, ixvo thousand three hundred 
dollars. 
In (he office of the Commissioner of the General Land Office : xsenerilLand 

For stationery, including blank books, and blank forms for^^*^®"^* 
ihe district land offices, pieces of {iarchtnent and printing pat- 
ents, advertising land saleein newspapers nnd in handbill form, 
public notices, and printing circulars, office furniture and' re- 
pairs of the same, and pay of laborers ^mploved in* the " o6ce, 
ten thousand four hundred and twenty-five cfollars ; 
For miscellaneous items, seven hundred dollars. 
In the office of the Solicitor of the Treasury : SoUcitor. 

For blank books, binding, stationery, printing circulars and 
!)iank forms for returns of district attorneys, marshals, clerks of 
:ourt3, collectors of the customs, and labor, one thousand and 
ifiy dollars ; 
For miscellaheous items, two hundred dollars. 

For compensation of a superintendent and eight watchmen Soiitkm»t ^s*- 
>f the southeast executive building, three thousand four hun-<^«i^»ve building, 
'red and twenty dollars; 
?*or the contingent expenses ^f the said building, namely : 

For labor, fuel, and light, seven thousand seven hundred 
lollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, one thousand sev6n hundred dol- 
us. 

WAR DEPAHTMENT. WarO^pt 

For compensation of the Secretary of War, and the clerks, Secretary «i4 
lessenger, and assistant messenger in liis office, nineteen Otiou- °®*^*"' 
md four hundted and fifty dollars ; 



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Commii^or Yox Compensation of the *t/ommissiofl%r of Indian Affairs, 

of Indian anauB „iti» -i-^. 'I'^ze.* 

arfd the clerks, messengers, and assistant messenger m hid office, 

nineteen thousand four hundred dollars; 

ofPenefonB*"^' ^^^ compensation of the Commissioner of Pensions, and 

the cleiks in his office, A)urteen thousand five hundred dollars; 

Commfuiding For compensation of the clerk in the office of the Command- 

Oonerai. j^jg General, one thousand dollars ; 

Adjutant Geni. For compensalion of clerks in the office of the Adjutant Gen- 
eral, seven thousand one hundred and fifty dollars ; 
Quartermaster For compensation of clerks and messenger in the oflice of 
Genemi. ^^ Quartermaster General, including clerks that were attached 
to the purchasing department, eleven thousand five hundred 
dollars ; 
Paymaater Ge> For compensation of clerks and messenger in the office of 
ncral. ^^ Paymaster General, nine thousand one hundred dollars, 

including two additional clerks at a salary of one thousand 
dollars each ; 
Commiswiry For Compensation of clerks in the office of the Commissary 
'22e*'^®^^"**" General of Subsistence, three thousand eight hundred dollars; 
Chief Engineer For compensatiou of clerks in the office of the Chief Engi- 
neer, five thousand one hundred and fifty dollars ; 
Surgeon Gen'i. Pqj. compensation of the clerk in the office of the Surgeon 

General, one thousand dollars ; 
Ordnojice office por compensation of clerks in the office of the Colonel of 

Ordnance, eight thousand one hundred and fifty dollars ; 
^^^graphicai por compensation of the clerk in the bureau of Topographi- 
^"* cal Engineers, one thousand dollars. 

Contiuffencies of the War Department, viz : 
<:ontiDgencie8. For the incidental and contingent earpenses of said Depart- 
ment, and the various offices and bureaus connected therewith, 
viz: 
secretary. \^ ihe office of the Secretaiy of War : 

For blank books, binding, stationery, labor, and printingj one 
thousand two hundred dollars \ 

For books, maps, and plans, one thousand dollars ; 
For miscellaneous items, five hundred and fifty dollars. 
Commianoner In the office of the Commissioner of Pensions : 
oc P^nsionB. ^ox stationery, blank books, binding, printing blank forms 
and regulations, advertising, and fuel, eight hundred dollars ; 

For rent of houses occupied by the Pension Office, six hun- 
dred dollars ; 
For miscellaneous items, one hundred dollars. 
Commanding In the office of the Commanding General : 
*°® * For miscellaneous items, three hundred dollars. 

Adjutant Gen'i. In the office of the Adjutant General : 

For printing Army Register and Orders, blank books, bind- 
ing, and stationery, one thousand two hundred dollars ; 
For miscellaneous items, two hundred dollars. 
Qnartermarter In the office of the duartermaster General, including the office 
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For Mank books, binding, stationery, labor, and printing, six 
hundred dollars ; . 

P*bl miscellaneous items, eight hundred dollars. 
In the ofiiee of the Paymaster General : . ' i*«ymMt©r^G*- 

For blank books, binding, stationery, and fuel, three hun- ^^ 
dred and twenty-five dollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, four hundred dollars. 
In the office of the Commissary General of Subsistence : Commiwanr 

For blank books, binding, stationery, printing, advertising, riTtoB!^. 
labor, and fuel, one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, one hundred dollars. 
In the office of the Chief Engineer : Chief Engineer 

For blank books, binding, stationery, and fuel, three hun- * 

dred and fifty dollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, two hundred dollars. i 

In th« office of the SurgeoQ General : Suigeon Genl. 

For blank books, binding, stationery, printing, and fuel, one 
hundred arid eighty-five dollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, sixty-five dollars. 
In the office of the Colonel of Ordnance : Ordnance office 

For blank books, binding, stationery, printings and fuel, five 
hundred and thirty dollars ; 

For miscellaneous items, three hundred dollars. 
In the Bureau of TopogmphicalEnginee^ ' Tooogrephical 

For blank book?, bindmg, stationery j labor, and fuel, seven Engmeen. , 
hundred and fifty dollors ; 

For miscellaneous hems, five hundred dollars. 

For compensation of superintendent and four watchmen of NorWest^e- 
the northwest executive building, one thousand seven hundred <»*^^*«>»»i^««- 
and ten dollars ; 

For the contingent expenses of the said building, viz : 

For labor ,'fuel , and light, two thousand four hundred dollars; 

For miscellaneous ittms, one thousand six hundred dollars. - 

: NAVY PEPARTMENT. NaVyDept. 

For compensation of the Secretary of the Navy, and the secretary and 
clerks, messenger, and assistant messenger in his office, nine- offic«»- 
teen thousand five hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For compensation o( the chief of the Bureau of Navy Yards f ^^^3J 
and Docks, and to the civil engineer, draughtsman, clerks, and 
messenger in his office, ten thousand four hundred dollars ; 

For compensation of the chief of the Bureau of Construe- conrtmctioD. 
tion, Equipment, and Repair, and t© the assistant constructor; Eqwpiiient,and 
clerks, and messenger in his office, thirteetf thousand one hun- ^*"' 
dred dollars ; 

For salaries of the Chief Naval Constructor and Engineer-in- cHi*f NaViti 
chief, 9ix thousand dollars ; chLf'aliSiie^ 

For compensation of the. chief of the Burew of Ordnaaee ordoaBcS an4. 
and Hydrography, and to the draughtsman, clerks, and mes- Hydrography, 
senger in his ofiice, eight thousand four hundred dollars^; 

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Provwiona and Por coinpeo^iioA of the cbief of the Bure^'Of Pr<^viaions 

Clothing. ^^^ Clothing, and to the clerks and messenger in His office, 

eight thousand three hundred dollars ; " 

jMbdioiQP w^ "For compensation of the chief of (he Bureau of Miediciae and 

Surgery. ' SaTJgBTy, a»d to the clerks, assiptant surgeon, and messenger in 

his office, SIX thousand six hHndred dollars ; 
Contirgencie*. For contingent expenses, of said department, and all the 
bureaus coniiected therewith, viz.: 

For hlank books, binding, ^tationerv, priptiug, and labor, 
four thousand one hundred and forty doflais ; 

Por miscellaneous ifeme, ohe thousand six huodred and sixty 
dollars. 
SoinhwesiExe- For compensation of superintendent and three watchmen of 
cutive bniiding. the southwest executive building, one thousand three hundred 
and forty-five dollars. 

For the contingent expenses of the said building, viz : 
For labpr, fuel, and light, one thousand six hundre3 and 
seventy- five dollars ; 

For miscellaneous, items, one thousand one hundred and 
fifty dollars. 

Po«t Office 0e- POST OFFICE DEJPARTMEffT. 

ptrtncnt. 

For comp^sation ta:the Postmaster Gtiaeral^ three assistant 

postmasters general^ clerkS) messengers, assistant messengeis. 

and watoblnen of. the said department, MYenty-fonr thousand 

three hundred dollars; 

Superintendent For compensation of Buperinteadeol of the Post Office build- 

^mS^''^ ing, two hundred and fifty dollars. 

-Cbntitogotides. For the Gontingrent eixpenses of the said; depu'tment, viz : 
For blank books, binding, stationery, fuel, oil, printing, labor, 
and day watchmen, six thousand one hundred and 4sixty dollars ; j 
MitcenaneouB. : For miscellaneous items, eight hundred dollars : Provided^ 
Proceed! of the TfoAt the proceeds of the telegraph belwecn Washington city 
piJc^P-Jj^^^^and Baltimore be, and the same are hereby, directed to be 
ffteasnry. placed in the Treasury of the United States for the benefit of 
thf Post Ofl^Gp Depar^m^nt in t^e ^am^ ifw^mec a^ other reve- 
.niie. from postages. 
Auditor and For compensation of the Auditor for the Post Office Depart- 
pierks. nient, clerks, messepger, and assistant messengers in his office, 

eighty-five tbou8a,nd seven hundred dollai-s. 
^Coatingendee. Por contjngent expenses of said office, viz: 

For labor, blank boipks, binding, stationery, printing blanks 
and circulars, five thpui^d one hundred and sixty dollais ; 
For miscellaneous iten>8,jBeven hundred dollars. 

^mnm^ndr . ^URyF<?^^^ THEIR 00BWC8.. 

f^KBiftd' F^^ compensation of the surveyor general northweirt of the 
ifa« Ohio. Ohio, and the clerks in his office, eight thousand three hundred 
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Missouri, and the clerks in his office, five thoja8U,a4 oigKt hM^-^*^"** 
dred ao4 tvrei^^y: .dolla^nsi ; 

For compensalion of the suiTeypr general in Arkansas,, apd ft rt w^t 
^he clerks iii his ofBce, tour thousand three hundred dollar ; 

For compensation of the surveyor geneiTil in Lguiaiaaa, and ^V^^ff^ 
the clerks iq. bis office, four thousand five hundi)^ dollars ; 

For compensation of the surveyor general in Mississippi^ iCMwsippu 
and the clerks in his office, four thousi^id sixoliundred and My 
doJIaraj 

For oompensatioa of the surveyor general in Alabama, an4' Aiabema* 
4he clerks in his office, four thousand aollats j , ^ 

For compensation of the surveyor general in Florida, and the Florid*, 
clerks in his offiqe, five thousand five hundred dollars ; 

For compensation of the surveyor genei'al in Wisconsiaam(^ WwoooiiaaiiA 
Iowa, and the clerks in bis office, three thojuisand one huudred^^^^ 
dollar*'; 

For compensation of the clerk? in the offices of the surveybrSt^PP^''*«*™«ai 
general, to be apportioned to them according to the exigencie»]^on to^SSST^ 
of the public service, and, if necessary, lo be employed in trans- 
cribing field notes of surveys, for the purpose of preserv^. 
them at the seat of Government, sixteen thousand dollars ; 

For p^yifig to the land offices at St. AugusUpe and.NoWtsT^i^^^^jfc 
nansviile, in Florida, for issuing permits under the act ofNewnanjivlifc, 
fourth August, eighteen hundred and forty-two, a per cent- *^®fl^. 
age equal to that allowed by law upon the sale of the sa^ae . 
quantity of public lands at the rhiiiimum price, five thousand 
dollars; ., • 

For compensation of the Seicretary to sign patents for public . ^^JSJJJJ^ 
landsj.one thousand five hundred dollars; - *^P**^ 

For compensation of the Comtniteioner of Publi6 Buildings commi8«co«r 
in Washington city, two thousand dollars ; ' ofPabUcBuUd- 

For compensation to four assistants, dra^-keeperat the Poto. jSSomacWdi* 
mac bridge, including oil for lamps and machinery, fire-wood, 
and repairs of bridge, four thousand two hundred and ninety 
dollars. 

MINT OP THHfUNITED STATES AND BRilNCHKS. * Mint or U.^ 

and branches. 

At Philadelphia, vi2: . - A»iHnW«lp«a 

For salaries of the director, treasurer, chief coiner, meltef officen. 
and refiner, engraver, aseayer, assistant assayer, and four clerks, 
nineteen thousand two hundred dollars ; 

For wages of workmen twenty-four thousand dollara ; 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including fuel, ma- CanthogeneiM^ 
(erials, stationery, repairs, water rent, and wastage, eight hundred 
dollars; 

For specimens of ores and coinsi, to be reserved at the mitit, 
ihree hundred dollars ; 

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*CfliQ«rt. For Elalaries of superintendant, assayer^ coiner, and clerk, 

six thousand dollars: 

For wages of workmen, three thousand five hundred dollars; 
CootiQgwdw. Wastage of gold, and for contingent expenses, one thousand 
fire hunared dollars. i 

At Dahionega. At DaWonega, Georgia, viz : 

Officers. For salaries of the superintendent, assayer, coiner,*and clerk, 

six thousand dollars ; 
For wages of Workmen, three thousand six hundred dollars; 
Contingencier For incidental and confingent expenses, including fuel, ma- 
terials, stationery, repairs, and wastage, three thousand dollars. 
Atlf#wOrieani At New Orleans, viz: 
Officer*. For salaries of superintendent, treasurer, coiner, assayer, rael- 

ter and. refiner, and two clerks, twelve thousand nine hundred 
dollars; 

For wages of woAmen, nineteen thousand dollars ; i 

Contingencies. For incidental and contingent expenses, in eluding fuel, ma- 
terials, stationery, water rent, repairs, and wastage, twenty-one 
thousand dollars; 
Jiachinery. For machinery and machinists, four thousand five hundred I 
dollars. 

rrenitories. QOVBRNMENTB IN THE TERRTrORIEe QF THE UNITED STATESl 
IViMOOHB. WISCONSIN TERRITORY. j 

Govfimorand For salaries of governor, three judges, aad secretary, nine 
•®*^- thousand one hundred dollars ; 

CeQtingtticies. For contingent expenses of said .Territoiy^ three hundred 

. and fifty dollars ; 
l^egisiatiTe Ab- For compensation and mileage of the membei-s of the Legis* 
••"^y- lative Assembly, pay of officers and attendants, printing, station- 

ery, fuel) and other incidental and contingent expenses, thiiteeo 
thousand seven hundred dollars. 

iowa. * IOWA TERRITORY. 

!Gavenic»r aod For salaries of goremor, three judges, and sepietary, nine 
nitce^B, thousand one hundred dollars ; -^ 

CoBtingendea: For contingent expenses of said territory, (Jbree. hundred and 

^ fifty dollars ; . ' . 

XegisUtiTe Ab- For compensation and mileage of (he members of the liCgis- 
••^'y- lative Assembly of said Territory, pay of ofiicora and attendants, 

printing, stationery, fuel^ and other incidental and contingent 
expenses, including arrearages of expenses of previous sessions 
of said Assembly, the aiccounts for which shall first be audited 
and allowed by the prpper accounting officers of the Treasury) 
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jntJDICIARY. Judiciary, 

For salaries of (he chief justice of the Supreme Court, and C]hiUf.Ju«tipe& 
the eight associate judges forty-one thouspind dollars ; ^^^^' 

For salaries of the district judges, fifty*dix thousaod seven DittrietJiiicM. 
hundred dollars ; 

For sfi^lariesof the chief justice of the District of Columbia, judgw of D*c. 
the associate judges, the judges of the criminal and orphan's 
courts of said district, eleven thousand seven hundred doilQty ; 

For salaries of (he Attorney General, and clerk and messen- AuorneyG^ne- 
ger in his oflSce, five Ibousand five hundred dollars ; * mi and office. 

For contingent expenses of the office of Attorney General, 
five hundred dollars ; 

For salary of the reporter of the decisions of the Supreme 5«port«^<>' *•■ 
Court, thirteen hundred dollars ; BupremeCourt. 

For coBq[>ensati<»n of the district attorneys, including those i^ttHc^ Atcor- 
in the several Territories, being two hundred dollars each, as oeyt. 
prescribed by law, seven thousand dollars ; 

For compensation of the marshals, including those in the. Jfanhais. 
several Territories, as prescribed by law, six thousand two hun- 
dred dollars ; 

For defraying the expenses of the Supremo, Circuit, aqd Contingenciefl. 
District Courts of the United States, including the District of 
Columbia ; also for jurors and witnesses, in aid of the funds 
arising from fines, penalties, and forfeitures, incurred in the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth June, etghiieen hundred and 
forty six, and pevious years; and likewise for. defraying the 
expenses of suits in which the United Staie«[.are conpeTnea, and 
for prosecutions- fox offences committed against ihe United 
States, and for the flafelceeptng of prisoneis, four hundred and; 
thirty-nine thousand dollars ; 

For additional compensation, at eight hundred dollars each. Additional oom- 
to the district jtidges of .Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missis- §2^ judges? 
sippi, end Alabama, Under, the provisions of the first section of 
the act of seventeentli JunjB, eighteen hundred and forty-fouri 
four thousand dollars. . . 

MISCELLANEOirS. Miicellaneoat. 

For payment of annuities and grants by special acts of Con- Amraitiei and 
grass, seven hundred and fifiy dpllars ; «^"^ 

For salaries of two keepers of the public archives in Florida, Florida arch- 
one thousand dollara ; . '^®*- 

For arrearages prior to first of July, eighteen hundred and Arrearagespar. 
fifteen, payable throligh the Third Auditor's office, in ad^^t^^^^JlSiJ^'^j^ 
to one thousand two hundred dollars appropriated this session 
for the same object, two thousand eight hnndred dollais ; 

For expenees^in relaiioh tb loans,- four thousand doltara ; Ezpenaat in re- 

For compensation and contingent expeooes of the auxiliary i<^<«2tiiuilJy 
guard, six thousand seven hundred and seventy-five 'dollars ; guard. ""^^^ 

For survey of the coast of the United States, including com- coaat tnrwty* 
pensation to the superintendent and assistahu, one hundred and 
eleven thousand dollars ; r^ i 

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cuBtQm houag, por completing the custom-V^^^^^ Wilmington, North Car- 
wiimHigton, w. ^j j^^^ g^^ thousand one hundred dollars j 
c^atomhoufc Pbr completing (he work of the customhouse at Boston, 
atBoatoh. fifty thousand d^llai« ; . 

fo^^c^T ^ payment to Horatio Greenpugh for a group of statues to 
rt e apitoi. j^Jq|.jj ^^^ eastern portico of the Capitol, eight tltousand dol- 
Pr^vwo. ja,g . Provided, The work is in such slaie of progress as^in 
reference to the whole sum to be paid for its execiitien} shall, 
in Ihe opinion of the President of the United Stiatee, render it 
proper to make such payment y 
Stekanddis- To supply deficiencies inthc- fund for the .relief of sick and 
e seamen. J js^bled seamen, vwenty-five thousand doUars } 
Custom house For repairs of that part of the custom-house at Mobile occu- 
ak AictHie. p^^d by the Unfted Slates court, three himdi^ed and ninety dol- 
lars; 
Ri^i^muacuu«r» por the building or purchasings of ia rev€«ifie>catter, twelve 

thousand dollars ; 
6ih voLDocu- Por the sixth volume of tho fearth series of the Dociuaentary 
mentaryiiitw^ jljj^oyy of the United Stales, tw^eniy-fivc thousand four hun- 

, dred and forty-nine dollars y . 

SS^of^duuoii ^^^ payment of the excess of duties paid upon wines im- 
coitected bn ported from Pdrtiigftl into the United 'States by John Osborn, 
wines from Por- of the city of New York, the SB m of one thiousand seven hun- 
* dred and eighteen doHrtirs and forty -two cents ; and by Isaac 

Winslow; and Son, of Boston, the sum- of one thousand and 
nineteen dollars and fifty-four cents ; and' by Alexander SoUan, 
of New Y^rk, the sum of eight hundred and eighty-five dol- 
lars and tiirieiy six cents; which said duties wiere levied and 
collected contrary to the treaty stipulations existing between 
Proviso. Portugal and this G^ernmeni : PromtUd, however, That the 
Secretary of the Treasiiry shall not paysaid sums of tnoney to 
*Baid Osborn, and Winslow and Son^ and>SoItbn, ankss he is 
satisfied they are rightfully entitled thereto 5 
CoDtngenciefl For annual repairs of the Capitol^ lamplighters, oil for lamps, 
Sd*^* ^d?"^' wicks, and repairs of lamps and Kinip posts, attendance nn fur- 
«n gToun . jjj^^jgg ^j ^jj^ crypt, attendance on water closets, cleaning the 
rotundo and crvpt, brushes and. brooms, laborers and cartage on 
Capitol ground,s, tools, wire, twine, leather, nails, stakes, ma- 
' nure^ and stmw for grounds, tr^ea^ attendanioe at the. if extern 
gates of the Capilo), repairs of public stiibles, flagging, and en- 
closures, keeping in order iroin pipes ttiat convey the water to 
the Capitol and public ofilces, and gardener's salary, aine tbou- 
fiand nine hnndred and fourteen dollars ; 

Por constructing seven furnaces for warming and dryiijg the 
lower story, h;dls, and pasenges of the north wing of the Cap- 
itol, three thousand nine himdrad and ten dollars; 

For consiruoting six water closets Xor the Sefi^te and two for 
thB Supreme Coinrt, on the same, floocs^ respectively^ tbj:«^d3QU- 
jsand four himdred and sixty^eight dqllars ; 

For enlarging, the law lihrafyi cooativciiog a new stiainray, 
and other work andrthe roateriato thgrgfofy accoyrding to. the 

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I^n of Jq^o Sikiryjog^^ dat^ July Iwentietb, eighteen fejun^fed 
ngoo-forty-six, two thousand four hundred and twelve dbllars; 

To replace the oi! intended for the use of the^ Goyernment, oil destroyed 
which wa^ destroyed by the recent fire at Nantucket, fourteen by fire at Nw- 
ti^qusaoddoltara; "^'^'^ 

J)or annual repairs of President's I|ouse, gardener's salary, Contingencies 
laborers and cartage, tools, wire, twine, leather, nails, stakes, Jem?® hmSe 
liolanure, and straw for garden and plants, trees for President's and ground^, 
grounds, Pouptain square, Lafayette square, an4 Pcnnslyvania 
avenue, repairs of fence at Fountain square, loafayAtte square, 
and President's garden, three thousand two hundred and seven- 
ty-spven dollars. 

For replacing platforms on the dome, and repairnig balusters. 
(including materaals and work,) repairing hatchway^, doot anq 
frame, (including SLep^ and plastering in dome,) furnishing and 
repairing step-ladders and platforms on the diflferent roofa,furnish-. 
ing twodouble window frame$ and sash (including painting and 
gjazing) in open courts, whitewashing walls in ike open court?^ 
containing about twenty-five hundred square. yard;?, four hunt 
dred and ninety doUars.and seventy-five cent^. 

And for the rcmpval of the building over the statue of Wash-StatneofWasi. 
inglon, and- erecting an iron fence around, the same, one thQu->i««- 
s^ci dollars; 

For repairs of Congressional burjal groa^d, rendexed ne% ^^^••"^^J 
cessary by the late freshet, five hundred dolors ; urymg groan . 

For repairs.of (he. road leading from the Capitol square to the 
Congressional burial ground, rendered neces$a.ry by the late 
heavy rainsj (o be expended under, thedirecfion of the Comunis- • 
mis^oner of Public Buildings, pqe thousand. fi.ve hundred dol*. 
lars ; 

And the sum of two hundred dollars, being a portion of the naiaaceof an 
unexpended balance of an appropriation of one hundred thou- JJ**^E^bmed 
sand dollars, made on the twentysevenih of April, eighteen among the cap- 
hundred and sixteen, to be distributed among the captors of^^^^^^^^^^ 
certain Algerine vessels which were restored to the Dey of Al-seif*™* 
g^iers, which balance has been carried to the account of the sur- 
plus fund, be, and the same is hereby reappropriated, for the 
benefit of sach of the captors as liiiye not yet rccp'^yed their 
shares of the said fund^ or their representatives;, 

^o pay F. Gardner, late acting United Slates naval store- F. Gardner for 
keeper to the African squadron, from the twenty- fourth of Au-^^*® ^^^ 
giist, eighteen hundred and forty -four, when Floyd Wagga- 
man ceased to receive a salary, until December ninth, eighteen 
hvin<}fed and forty-foury when Francis Alexander proceedi^d to 
thQ post, three moiiitbs and fifteen days, at fifteen hundred doU 
lars per aiinum, four hundred, and thirty -seven dollars and fifty: 
cents; 

To E^y the legal represeaVjtjycs of Thomas H, Storm, fpr a ''''*?*^' 
h^n^e dup.lo himas agent for pjispnprs at iBarbadoes, twOa^Sdrokna." 
thQ\i6;aa(];two hundred and seventy-^fi^ur doUais and twenty-isix 
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Jtcnitentiary. Por the Support and maintenance of the penitentiary bf the 
District of Columbia, eleven thousand six Jiundred and eleven 
dollars and forty-six cents ; 
laeane paupers. For support, clothing, and medical treatment of insane per- 
sons of the District of Columbia, including four additional in- 
sane paupers ordered by the court to be sent to the hospital, five 
thousand seven hundred and seventy dollars and forty- five cents. 
Centinmng For continuing the publication of the works of the Explor- 
Swk^fEipiS-^'"? Expedition, including the printing of chaits, the pay of the 
ring Expedition scientific corps, and the salary of the horticulturist, thirty thou- 
sand dollars ; 
4ih and 5th in- For paying the principal and interest of the fourth and fifth 
Se^rioMiindem-^^'^^*^''^®'^^ ^^ *^^ Mexican indemnities due in April and July, 
niiy. in tlie year eighteen hundred and forty four, the sura of three 

hundred and twenty thousand dollars : Provided^ The claim- 
ants, each for himself, shall relinquish to the United States bis 
FroTiwj. right to said instalments : Provided further^ That each of the 
claitnants shall agree to take in payment the scrip of a stock 
bearing interest at five per cent, payable in five years : 
Refunding to For refunding to James Buchanan, late her Britannic Majes- 
inonev d^*"! ^y'^ consul at the city of New York, moneys disbursed by him, 
cd^byhim. *"'and for Compensating him for services performed in- respect ta 
the slaver Catharine, condemned and sold at the suit of the tJni- 
ted States, the sum of two thousand one hundred and forty-four 
dollars and seventy-five cents ; 
Preparing for ^or reducing and preparing for publication, under a resolu- 
pnbiication lion of the Senate, plans and drawings, made by the officers of 
planaand draw- ^^ Topographical Bureau, for the improvement of harbors, riv- 
ers, &c., four thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight dollars. 

FatentOflice. * PATENT OFFICE. 

For (he purchase of such scientific works as are necessary for ' 
the use of the Patent Ofiice, twelve hundred and fifty dollArs;. 
to be paid for out of the patent fund. 

light houaea. UGHT-HQUSE ESTABLISHMENT. 

Suppliea. For supplyiijg Ifght-houses, containing two thousand fire 

hundred and seventy- sevefl lamps, with oil, tube glasses, buflT-- 
skins, whiting, and cotton- cloth, expenses of transportation^ 
and for keeping the liorhiing appamtiis in repair, one hundred 
and twelve thousand eight hundred and eighty-three dollars add 
sixty four cents ; 

Repwn, For repairs, incidental expenses, refitting, and improvements' 

of fight-houses and buildings connected ihewwith, sixty-seven 
thousand severity-seven dollars and ninety-nine cents ; 

Keepers. For salaries of two hundred and thirty- six keepers and six- 

teen assistant keepers of light-irouses, (seventeen of lh«m 
charged with double and two with triple lights,) one hundi^* 
thousand 'five hundred and eighty-eight dolters and thirty-tlftee' 
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For salaries of thirty keepers of floating lights, sixteen thou- Floating iinhta. 
«and dollars ; 

For seamen's wages, repairs, and supplies of thirty floating- 
lights, eighty-one thousand seven hundred and eleven dollars 
and sixty-two cents ; 

For weighing, mooring, cleansing, repairing, and supplying Beacoiw,buoya, 
the loss of beacons, buoys, chains, and sinkers, tweniy-six^*'- 
thousand four hundred and thirty-one dollars and sixty-nine 
cents ; 

For procuring, locating, and mooring buoys at such places 
as the Secretary of the Treasury may designate, and where he 
fihall deem them to be necessary for the safety of navigation, 
£ve thousand dollars ; 

For expenses of rebuilding the Cape Florida light-house, Rebuiidiag 
Florida, thirjieen thousand dollars ; llgh^hou•o.. 

For expenses of rebuilding Martinicus Rock light-house, 
Maine, eleven thousand dollars ; 

For the maintenance of the light on the Delaware break- 
water, including four hundred dollars for the salary of keeper, 
eight hundred dollars ; 

For expenses incurred by superintendents in visiting their ^^^^ ett«i- 
light-houses annually, and examining and reporting the con-"* ^' 
dition of each, two thousand dollars ; 

For superintendents' commissions, at two and a half per SuperinteM- 
centum, ten thousand thirly-eight dollars and seventy-seven^?"^' commia- 
cents. . **°""* 

SURVEYS OP PUBLIC LANDS. Surveys. 

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For salary of an assistant surveyor, to survey the private Aiswtant snr- 
claims in Florida, under the direction and supervision of the^*^**'"*^'**''^ 
surveyor general in Florida, one thousand dollars ; 

For salary of an asaistant surveyor, to have chaise and over- Anis^t Surrey, 
sight of the resurveys in the Greensburg (late St. Helena) dis-®'*^^^'^'^*^^*- 
trict, Loubiaoa, under the directiou and supervision of the sur- "^ 
veyor general of Ijouisiana, one thousand dollars ; 

For pay of chain •carriers, markers, transportation, provisions, J^^ of dmin. 
d:;e., one thousand Ave hundred dollars ; "* 

For surveying the public lands, to be apportioned to the sev- §^^2J|* '"^ 
eral districts according to the exigencies of the public service, *^ 
one hundred' and ten thousand dollars ; 

For surveying the copper r<^ioQ of Michigan, Wisconsin, sweyiiif ths 
and Iowa, with reference to mines and minemls, thirty thou- <3H»t»r ngMxi. 
tt&d doilais ; 

For the correction of erroneous and defective surveys west Surveyi in— 
of Saganaw bay, in Michigan, at a rate not exceeding six dol- MicW^. 
iars per mile, five thousand eight hundred and eighty dpUars ; 

For detached surveys in Missouri, at a rate not exceeding MiMouri. 
fire dcdlars per mile, on account of difficulties in surveying 
lakes, stvamps, &c., four thousand one hundred and fifty dol- 
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For the sufvey of towns and villages in Missouri, named in 
the act of twenty-sixih May, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
four, including office work, in addition to the balance of the 
appropriation of Ihfe third March, eighteen hundred and forty- 
three, for that object, two thousand dollars ; 

Arkansas. Por surveying that part of Arkansas where, in consec^uence 
of local attraction, the ordinary compass ca;nnot bfe Used, at a 
rate not exceeding eight dollars per mile, four thousand eight 
hundred dollars ; 

Louisiana. For surveys at augmented rates, in Louisiana, three thou- 
sand seven hundred and four dollars ; 

For surveys in the Greensburg district, Louisiana, now in 
the course of execution, in addition to former appropriatiotis, 
twenty thousand four hundred dollars ; 

Retracing old For retracing old lines in the district west of Pearl river, to 
Pearl river! °^supply deficiencies now existing in those survevs, at five dol- 
lars and seven dollars per mile, in addition to balance of appro- 
priations for same object, of the third March, eighteen hundred 
and forty -three, eighteen thousand one hundred and thirteen 
dollars. 

Foreign inter- INTEaCOURSE WITH FOREIGN NATIONS, 

course. 

Ministers. For salaries of ministers to Grfeat Britain, Prjlnce, Russia, 

Prussia, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil, sixty-three thousand tlol- 

lars ; 

Secretaries of For salaries of secretaries of legation lo the same places. 

Legation. fourteen thousand dollars ; 

Outfit of Minis- For Outfit of a minister to Great JBritain, nine thousand dol- 

Charges des Por stt^arieff bf cha¥g6S des aitaites to Portugal^, Austria, Den* 

affaires. mark, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Chili, Peiti^^JView Clrenada, 

Venezuela, Naples, Sardinia, and Boenos AyroB, fifty-eight 

^ thoiiisand five hundred dollars; 

Minister to **or Salary of a ynihister resident to Tai4t9y/8iz:thdu6Kad 

Turkey. dollars; 

i)nigoiQan. For salrtry df^ft dragoman to the legation to Turkey, two 

thousand five hundred dolti^rs; 
CommiflBtoner PoF the Elatary of a comrnissiooer to reside in China, five 
to China. thousand dolldrs! Provided y^o part of this sum sball be^pakl 

unless the said commissioner'abtCfaliy resides in China; 
Seowtary find For the salary of a seei^tary and Ghiiiese interpreter, two 
^S~ ^"^'^ thousand five hn-mlHed Alters ; 
Contingencies. For contingent expenses of all the missions ' abroad, tliitfy 

thousand dbttars; 
Cohiihgeht ex-' For contingent expenses of foreign in tercooT^, thirt]f thou- 

C6tim arLon- For salary of the consUl at liandun^ two thonsaod dollars \ 

^Contingencies ^'^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ '*^"^» ^^ *^^'^®^ expenses of lfa« oflStfe 

of the consul at London, two thousand eight Imt^md doliars; 

Commissioner por compensation of commissioner to the Sandwich Islands* 

to Sandwich u- .1 *i_ * i n n 

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For inf ef preters, gwds, and other ej^ehses of the c(onsiila(es interpVetew, 
at poDstantinople,. Smyrna, find Alexandria, fifteen hundred Sin^^nU^oVie! 

dollars J ■* Smyrna and 

For payment in full fo Benjamin E.*Grcfen for services ^^*Sy^ent of 
white employed in Mexico, as charge d'affaires, three (ho'usaild balance due B. 

dollars; e. Green. 

For the relief and protection of American seamen in foreign. Anaerjcan a^a- 
countries, seventy-five thousand doltars ,• S.untifJ^^^^ 

For carrying into effect fhe acts for the suppression of the Suppresiion of 
slave trade, including the support of recaptured Africans, arid ®^**®'^^*^®* 
their removal to their country, twenty-flVe thousand dollars; 

For completing the maps, specifications, and '^istrbnomicalJ^P^'^Pf^J^^ 
computations of tne line of boundary between the United States E.boundiry. 
and the British provinces, heretofore run arid established, or I'un 
ahd marked by the joint commissioners, under the treaty of 
Washington, twenty thousand dollars, and for transmitting to " 
the respective States, whose boundaries are effected thereby, au- 
thentic copies thereiof. r. ,. . 

Sec. 2. Avd be it further ehacted, That In addition to ttie Addiiioniaap. 
assistant nppraisers, aaihorifefed by law at the port of New York, '^'JJk* amhJia^ 
there maybe appointed in the mode now prescribed by lAw, •^• 
one additional assistant appraiser at sAid.. port, at a salary, iw ,^ •. ,.., 
heretofore established,* of fifteen hundred ybftiiiis per anriimi, to 
be paid out of any money in the 'Treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated : Provided^ said salary shall not commence, or ap- Provi8«. 
pointment take effect, prior to the thirtieth of November next, 
and in iip(5rat9fng all: goods nt any port df (he United Siilites, 
heretoft)re subjected to - specific dfaties, but upon which ad va- 
lorem duties are imposed by th^ act of the thirtieth of July ' 
last, entitled "An act red^ucing the duty on imjportsand for 
other purposes," reference shall be had to values and invoices 
of similar goods imported during the last fiscal year, under $uch 
general and uniform regulations forthe prevention of fraud or 
undervaluation as sliall be prescribed by the Secretary of the 
Treasury* ; . / 

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted^ That it shall be lawful ffeadiiofUe- 
for the respective heads of departments to continue in sei;vice payment nwy 
. daring the current fiscal year the officers and persons, ^^cT a.t^^l^JJ^ioi^d 
the salaries ap4 compensations authorized Sn^^tjie act approved by •^^^^"^ 
twenty-aixth of August, oi^e thousand eight hundred and forty- j,ie 1^84?. 
two, entitled ^'An act legalizing and niaking appropriations 
for such necessary objecu as have beeii usually jncluded in the . 
•-v general appropriation bills without authority of law, and to $x 
and provjjde for certain incrdental expenses of the departments 
atnl oflScers of the GovcmxnieDt, and for other purposes,"* and ^-^^'^^ 
also the cleiks authorized to be eraployed-in the office of the^' 
First Comptroller of the Treasury by the act of June seven- 
teenth, one thousand eight hundred and. forty- four, entitled 
"An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic ex*- 
penses of the Government ibr the fiscal year ending the thirtieth 
of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and for 

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*Se« vol. 10, other purposes 'J^ ancf^lso the clerk Hlitbe office of thft Second 
^'^▼fso. Auditor, aurhorized by theisaine act : jPwpvzWerf, That nothing 
in this section shall be construed to authorize the eiiiploymeht 
of any clerks in ijie statistical brajich of the Treasury Depart- 
ment, - 
Sorveyor north- ^^^' ^' -^^^ ^^ *^ further CTUicted^ That the sufveyor gei;i- 
westoftheOhioeral northwest of the Ohio, under the directioa of the Presi- 
Surveyed ^ BO ^®'^^' be, and hereby is, required to cause to be surveyed, 
much of lihe marked, and designated, so much of the linebetween Michigan 
^iTand^ii-^"^ Wisconsin as h'es between the source of Brule river and the 
conain as liesSource of Montreal river, as defined by the " act to enable the 
TOureeT ^P^oP^® of Wisconsin Territory to form a constitution and State 
firuie and MoYi- government, and for the admission of such State into the Union ;'* 
treai riTer. ^jr^^j ^[^q expense of such survey shall be paid upon the certifi- 
cate of the said surveyor general out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars ; 
lUpeaiof 4th Sec. 5. And be it further enacted^ That the fourth section of 
S^^**app^rir.*®^<?^ «^^^"l«d "An act making apprc^riations for the civil 
tio« act of June and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year end- 
*^ W*6. ing the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and 
for other purposes,'^ passed third March, eighteen hundred and 
^Seevoi. lOi Pforty.fi ve,* be. and the same is hereby, repealed. 
Approved, August 10, 1846. 



CHAP. 176.— AN ACT making^ appropriAtions for the Naral senrice for the 
jear endiog on the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and fort>v8eTeQ. 

[Sec. I.] Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Sepre- 

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 

Appropriations ^emi&cf. That the following sums be, and the same are hereby 

Jmie*3o,lL847!^®PP'^P"^^®^ for the naval service, for the year ending on die 

thirtieth June, eighteen liundred and forty-seven : 
Pay of offioen, ' For pay of commission, warrant, and petty oflicers and sea- 
JJJJi^^'^^'nien, including the engineer corps of the navy, three milUoa 
five hundred and seventy-one thousand seven hundred and 
thirty-five dollars; 
TiMRednidfihip- Passed midshipmen performing the duties of master, under 
«en^atting aajhe authority of the Secretary of Uie Navy, to icceive the com- 
pensation allowed to such higher grade, while actually so em- 
ployed. 
FroviMons, Por provisious, hicluding transportation, cooperage, and other 
to^portation» expenses, eight hundred and sixty-nine thousand seven hun'- 
dred and twenty-two dollars; * 

Snr^eona' ne- For surgeons' faeeessaries, and appliances for the sick and 
DOTA^mwine^"^ of the navaf Service, including the marine corps, twenty- 
oorpt. one thousand and seventy-two dollars ; 

increaae^npair. For the increase, lepair, armament, and equipment of the na- 
J5Sip«Sak ^y> ^^^ ^^^ ^"^ ^^^^ ^^ vessels in commission, including coal 
for steamers, and hemp, one million fifty thousand dollars ; and 



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Che PiesiddiU is h«i«by authoi^ized to oonfitruct, bv ooniract, 
any vessel or steamer for the public service, "^hen in his'opiilion 
-ihe same can be~"done with equal efficiency and on terms more 
economical than in the present navy yards. 

For ordnance and ordnance stores^ vicluding all incidental OrdBanca,&cw 
expenses, three hundred and seventy-one ttipusand eight, hun- 
dred and twenty dollars; 

For books, maps, charts, and instruments, binding and re- Books, mepv 
pairing the same, and all the expenses of (he ,hydrographical*^'»"^«»*<^- 
office, thirty five thousand nine hundred dollars; 

For coniingent expenses that may accrue for the following QoDtingeiWf»««- 
purposes, viz : For freight and transportation ; printing and 
;«tationery; books, models, and drawings; purchase andriepair 
•of fire-engines, and for machinery ; repair Of steam-engines in 
yards; purcliase and maintenance of horses and oxen; carts, 
iimber- wheels, and workmen's tools ; pastage of letters on pub- 
lic service; cool and other fuel, and oil and candles for navy 
yards and shore stations ; incidental labor, not chargeable to 
any other appropriation ; labor attending the detirery of public 
stores and supplies on foreign stations ; wharfage, dockage, 
storage, and rent ; travelling expenses of officers ; funeral ex* 
penses; commissions, clerk hirCi, store-rent, office-rent, elation- 
ery, and fuel to navy agents and storekeepers ; premiums^ and 
incidental, expenses of recruiting ; apprehending deserters ; per 
diem allowance to persons attending courts martiajf and coufts 
of inquiry, or other services authorized by law; compensation 
to jQdge advocates ; pitmage and todiring. vessels, and assistance 
rendered to yesjsels in distress, five hundiied and fifty thousand 
dollars; 

For contingent expenses for objects not hereinbefore ennme* 
' Tated, five tiiousnnd dollars ; 

• For the support of the civil establishment at the several navy- 2SS*SlnS- 
yards, the officers and others to be paid the annual compensa- verai M^n 
tion that was allowed .to fbem severally in the act making ap- T"^* 
propriations for the naval service for the year ending on the 
4htrtielh JuQe, eif^een hundiod and forty-siJE) exeopi as here- 
aniifiar ptovidjed : 

AT KFTTERY, MAINE. Kttery. 

For pay of storekeeper, naval ^constructor, inspector of, tim- 
fjer, cferk to the yard, clerk to the commanaant, clerk to 
<he storekeeper, clerk to the naVal'cottstructor, ajqid porter, seren 
^iMomidsix huntfa'ed and fifty dpltars. 

. AT CUAMJSSTOWN, JdASSAOBUffiTTS. Chtfl«iKma; 

For pay of storekeeper, wvAlcftftstiMCtoij, m^fisi«r^ and in- 
3peclor of ;im$er, clerk to the yard, t^uro clerli^.(o.tbe c^^nman- 
dant, three clerks to the storekeeper, clerk to naval constructor, 
Iceeper of magazine, and porter, eleven thousand jne hundred 
.and eighty dollars. * ^ t 

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Brooklyn. 



For repaks of the sheer wharf, Charlestown navj yaid^ 
twelve ihousaiid doliars, 

AT BROOKLYN, NEW YOKK. 

For pay of storekeeper, naval construclor, measurer and in- 
spector of timber, clerk to the yard, two clerks tO the comman- 
dant, three clerks to the storekeeper, clerk to naval constructor, 
keeper of the magazine, and poner, eleven thousand one hun- 
dred and^ Eighty dollars. 



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AT PHILADELPHIA. 

For pay of sCopekeeper, naval construeior, measurer and to- 
specter of timber^ cbrk to the yard, clerk to the commandant, 
clerk to the atoreke^^r,' clerk to naval eonstructor, and porter, 
seveD thousand seven hundred dollars : Provided, That whei) 
the duties of the clerk to ihe yard nnd clerk to the command- 
ant are performed by the asm^ person, he shall not receive a 
greater oompeQsation than twelve hundred dollars per annum. 

AT WASiUNGTON. 



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P«nsacola. 



For pay of storekeeper,' measurer and inspector of timber, 
clerk to the yard, two clerks to commandant, clerk to the etore- 
keeper, keeper of the magazine, and porter, six thousand eix 
hundred and eighty dollars. 

AT GOSPOET, ViaaiNIA. 

For pay of storekeeper, naval constructor, measurer and ur- 
spector of timber, clerk to the yard, two clerks to comn^andant, 
three clerks to the storekeeper, clerk to t^e navat construoter, 
keeper of ihe.fuagazii^e ap^ porter, eleven-thousand o9e :hun- 
died and eighty dolIaj*s. 

At PENSACbLA. ' 

For pay 0l storekeeper, naval constnictor, clerk to the yard, 
two clerks to the commandant, two clerks to itbe storekeeper, 
and porter, eight thousand and fifty dollars. 

jfemphU. AT MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. 

For pay. of. storekeeper, clerk to the yard, clerk to ihe.com- 
rniuidanty.and pQi:ter,.t]jgree .thou^axid tbcsiee hundred dollais: 
Provtto. Provided, That the Secretary of the Navy be, nnd boia heieby 
aathorij^fl, when m his opinion the public interest will' permit 
it, to discontinue, any of tbQ4:ivil office&jind employments herein 
provided for at the navy yards, or to discharge the keepers of 
• magazines and inquire their duty to be performed by gunnere. 
impravMnentoT Por improvements and necessary repairs of navy yards ; viz : 



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AT KitTfinr; Maine. Kittery. 

For vail for landing wharf at smithery, and filling in, one 
thousand seven hurtdred and five dollars and fifty cents j 

For cisternij near mast and boat house, two thousand dollajs ; 

For granite gunskids, and road to grave yard, one thousand 
obe hundred and thirty^two dollars ; 

For repairs of all kinds, four thousand dollftis. 

ATCHARLESTOWN. Charlestoi^ 

For drain and iron frame for dry-dock pumps, and set of, keel 
blocks, two thousand seven' hundred and forty dollars ; 

For pipes for drain and rain water ^nd waste steam, three 
thousand dollare; 

For completing wharf No. 66, between I and 39, nine thoa- 
aaiid dollars ; 

For completing reservoir, one thousand dollars ; 

For wall on somhwest side of- site 5l,= filling in that plart of 
yard, three thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars; 

For repairs of all kinds^, ten thousand dollars. 

AT BROOICLYN, NEW YORK. BrwkJyn. . 

Towards coi^dnfu^tioa of cob-wMrf^ twenty-nine thobsand 
fiiye hundred dollars i " 

Towards extension of coal-hous^, (seventy .feet,) four tfefou- 
aand three hundred ^nA^eigbteun dollars ; 
- Towards repairing and replanking bridge, ibree thousand 
dollars; 

Towards building a foundation under frigate Sabine, six 
thousand dollars , 

Towardsrthe Conslruolidn of a timber shed, twelve thousand 
doiferd; 

Towards repairs of all kinds, eight thousand dollars ; 
. For dry dock, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

AT PfULADELiPHlA. PhUidelpWa. 

For extensidn'of and movitig '^ip-houae 6, five thousand 
dollars; 

For repairs of all kinds, three thousand dollars. 

AT WASHINGTON. . WMhington 

For anchor forges, (five,) and rcm^fjkg small fore:e in anchor 
shop, two thousand six hundred and' sixty-four dollars; 

For chain cable forges, (twelve,) in hydraulic proving ma- 
ehine.shop, two thousand eight hundred and ninety dollars^ 

For completion of laboratoiy buildings, five thousand one 
hundred and six dollars and. fifteen cents ; 

For repairs o( all kinds, two thousand five huifdred dollars. 



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Goiiport , AT GOSFORT. 

Towards storehouse No. 13, to be used as timber shed, eigh- 
teen thousand dollars ; 

Towards launching slip and quay walls, twelve thousand 
dollars ; 

For the purchase of St. Helena, two thousand four hundred 
and three dollars and Mty cents ; 

Towards repaii-s of all kinds, seven thousand dollars. 

PensacoUi. AT PENSACOLA, 

Towards the blac^mith shop, twenty-one thousand dollars ; 

Towards cisterns at nuoahefs 20.,. 25, and 26, twelve thou- 
sand dollars; 

Towards coal-house, eight thousand dollars ; 

Towards lime-house, two thousand five hundred dollars ; 

Towards wharfs, (permanent,) fifty-nine thousand dolfars; 

Towards dredging machine, scows, &c. sixteen thousand 
dollars ; 

For repairs of all kinds, five Uaousand doUarau 

SHkMI'/i har- AT SACKGTT'S HARBOR. 

bor. 

For repairs of all kinds, one thousand dollars ; 

For purchase of Navy Point and Fort Tompkins, two thou- 
:6aDd five hundred dollars ; 
Improvement 4^ For the improvement and repairs >of Che seveml navy hpspi- 
lS;iS£[-Tlab,vi^ 

' Chebea. AT CHELSEA. 

BuiJdin^ for a coal tiouse, replug onthouflea and wall in 
rear of main building, two thousand four hundred and i#taty 
dollars. 

' Brooklyn. AT BROOKLYN. 

For completing small pos-hospital, ten thousand dollars ; 
For fepaira to l^ospkal quartet^ three thousand dollaos. 

iSoepon. NEAR GO^PORT. 

For fence around garden and repairs to hospital buildings, 
two thousand six hundred and^ixty-seven dollars. 



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PENSACOLA. 



For centie building at hospital and galleries to connect build- 
ings, seven thousand four hundred and nine dollars and dfty 
cents; 

For engine house, five hundred and ten dollars; 

For rej^rs of hoqutal quarters, three thousand dollars. 

For manpines, viz : 

At Ch«uN%own, we hundred and fifty doUais ; 

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At Bmoklyn, two hundred dalfars ; 

At Washington, one hundred and fifty dollare ; 

At GospOTt, three hundred dollars. 

MARINE CORPS. Marine oorp*. 

For pay of oflScers, non-Com missioned officers, musicians, .i*«yand8ub. 
privates, and eervanls, eemog on shore, and subsistence of offi-*!*^"^*^ 
cers, two hundred thousand seven hundred and seventy-one- 
dollars: Provided, That no payment shall bereaHer be made ProvUo. 
to the colone^l, or any other officer of said corps, by virtue of a 
commission ot brigadier general by brevet; 

For clothing, forty six thousand seven hundred and eighty- clothing. 
seven dollara and fifty cents; 

For provisions, forty-five thousand seventy dollars and PMirirtdiw; 
twenty cents; 

For military stores, repair of anns, pay of armorers, accou- Miiittiry BtoMCf, 
trements, ordnance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and musical in-S^'^^*™"* 
straments, two thousand three hundred dollars; 

For transportation of officers and troops, and for expenses of I'rftnsportiktioD. 
recruiting, eight thousand dollars ; 

For repair of barracks and rent of temporary barracks, six Barwicififc 
thousand dollars ; 

For contingencies, viz: freight, ferriage, toll, wharfage and Contingencies, 
cartage ; compensation to judge advocates; per diem for at- 
tending pourts martial and courts of.inquiiy ; per diem to en-, 
listed men on constant labor ; house rent where no public quar* < 
ters are assigned ; the burial of deceased marines ; printing, sta^ 
tionery, forage, postages, and the pursuit of deserters ; candiefl. 
and oil ; straw, barrack furniture, bed sacks ; spadeS) axes, sho* 
vcls, picks, carpenter's tools, and keeping a horse for the mes- 
senger, seventeen thouKind nine hundred and eighty dollara.' 

Sfic. 2. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty ^er^niSJ^ 
of the Secretary of the Navy, on the conclusion of the existing be reduced on . 
war with Mexico, to reduce the nuii>ber of petty officers, sea- J^^^.^*?^" ^ 
men, ordinary seamen, -landsmet), and boys, herein provided 
for, to seven thousand five hundred. 

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted^ That it shall be the duty Expenditnrefor 
of the Secretary of the Navy, in the expenditure of the appro- ttMompSsUm- 
priations made for the navy yard at Memphis, to confine the^«<*- 
same to the construction of a ropewalk. 

Sec. 4. ^ndbe itjvrlher enacted, That of tbe money ap- ^^^J^^JJ' ^*JJJ 
propriated in this osct for " pay of tbe navy»" and *' contingent Q^u™^^ ^ 
expenses enumerated," an amount not exceeding twenty-eight Fort Sevem. 
thousand and two hundred dollars may be expended, under The 
direction of the Secretary of the Navy, for repairs, improve- 
ments, and instruction at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, upon application Transfew of ep- 
of the Secretary of the Navy, the President of the United States f^JjK'c'S: 
shall have authority, when in his opinion the exigencies of the tain cwee. 
service require it, to dhect that a part of the money appropria^^QQl^ ' 



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ted for a particular branch of the navid service be &t>P'i^ ^ 
another branchof the said service ; in which case, a special ac- 
count of the moneys thus Iransr6r2:ed, and of their applicadoo, 
shall be laid before Congress before its adjournment, if in ses- 
sion, or during the first week of the next ensuing session, if such 
Proviso. transfer be made in the recess of Congress: Provided^ That 
nothing contained in this act shall be construed to authorize 
the President of the United Stales to direct any mm appropri- 
ated for improvenaents at navy yards to be applied to any other 
object of public expenditure, or to anihori^e any sunt to be 
transferrea from any unexpended balance which may be ne- 
cessary for the purposes for which the appropriation was ori- 
ginally made, or from any head or object of appropriation which 
may require another appropriation at any tiUure time lo supply 
a^iylo^ppro^ *^^^ dellciency occasioned by such transfer : Promdtd^ also^ 
pnaUonforyear That this section shall apply to the appropriations for the fiscal 
jg^*^"*®'^»yea4- ending June thirty, eighteeri hundred and forty-six, and 
to no other. 
Propoeaiafor Sec. 6. And bc it further enact&d^ T\\v<Xy from and after the 
?o^b? aScSSipa* P"^^?® ^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ proposal for naval supplies invited by 
Died by a writ- the Secretary of the Navy, under the proviso to the general ap- 
teagumaty. prOpriaiion bill for the navy, approved March third, eighteen 
hundred and forty-three, shall be accompanied by a written 
guamnty, signed by one or more responsible persons, to the ef- 
fect that he or they undertake that the bidder orbidders will, if 
his or their bid be accepted, entter into an obligation in such 
time as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, with 
good and suflfcient sumties, to furriish the supplies proposed. — 
No proposal shall be considered, unless accompanied by such 
On failure of guaranty^ If, after the acceptance of a proposal, and a notifi- 
bii'd an?8?cu!^^^*?". ^h^reof to the bidder or bidders, he or they shall fafi to 
rity within tune enter into an obligation within the time pfescribed by the Sec- 
|^''^;^'*;,f|{;j retary of the Navy, with good and sufficifent sureties for fur- 
Navy «ha!i con- nishing the supplies, then the Secretary of the Navy shall pro- 
JSer^eridn™* ?^^^ to contract With Some other person or pergwis for furnish- 
ing the said supplies ; and siiall forthwith cause the dtflR^rence 
between the amount contained in the proposal so guarantied 
and the amount for which he may have contracted for furnish- 
ing the said supplies, for the whole period of the proposal, to be 
charged up against said bidder orbidders, and his or their guar- 
antor or guarantors ; and the same may be immediately reco- 
. , vered by the United States, for the nse-ef the Navy Depart- 

ment, in an action of debt against either or alt of said pei-sons. 
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CHAP-' U7.-«^AK ACT mUQg amttopriitions for tfa^ ^ymeolttf Wkiff |ieu> • ' 
sioDS for the year ending UiifUeRijuney one ihouMua^ ^igtu Imm^Urod ai^d ler- 
ty-seven. ^ .....-, 

[Sec . I .] Be it emac^d hy the Senate and Hmtse of Rqpre" , 
^entatives *of the- United States of Ametiea in Congress as- 
sembled, That the foUowing sums be, and the same ore hereby Appro^matioa: 
appropriated, out of any^ money in the freaeury not otherwrae 
appropriated, for the payment of navy pensions for the year end- 
ing: Oie ihirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty- 
se v'en : * 

To pay invalid pensions, thirty-two thousand three hundred .invalid pea- 
and thirty-five dollars and forty cents ; **^'^"" 

To pay the pensions of widows of officers', seamen, and ma- pengkiiM or 
rine8,lwelve thousand dollars. ^dowa. 

Approved, August 10, 1846.' 



CHAP. 173.— An Act to establish the « Smithsonian Institution," for the in-. 
crea.«e and diffusion of knowledge among men. 

James Smitbson, esquire, of London, iu the kiogdfHXi .of Great pnomble. 
Britain, having.by his lost will and testatn/aat given (he whole 
of his properly to the United. States of America, to found at 
WasbingtoUjunder the name of the ^'Smitli^ouian Inatitutioo," . 
an establishment for the increase and diffiisioD of knowledge 
among men ; and the United Stales having by an act of Godp • ' 

gress received said property and accepted said tru^t; therefoite, 
for'tbe faithful. execution of said trust. according to the; willof 
the iiberaji and enljgiueped doiiorr— 

[Sec. 1-] Beit enacted by the Senate and House o/Bep-' 
resentatives of the C/nitsd States qfji^erica in Congress as- 
sembledy That the. President and Vice President of the United s„ijh«mianin» 
States, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, dilution eatab* 
the.Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Postmns. ^^^^' 
cer General, the Auorney General, the Chief Justice, at>d the 
Commissioner of the Patent Office of the United States, and 
the Mayor of the city of Washington, daring the time for which 
tbey shall hold their respective offices, and such other persons 
as they may elect honorary members, be, and they are hereby 
constituted, an " establishment," by the name of the *< Smith- 
sonian Institution," for the increase and diffusion of khowiedge 
among men ; and by that name shall be known and have per- 
petual succession, wiih the powew, limitations, and restrictions • • 
hereinafter contained, and no other. 

Seo. 2. And be it fixrilvfor enacted. That so much of the^jj^nt^g; 
property of the said James Snrilhaon as has been received in Ynaaury at'az 
moony, and paid into the Treasury of Ahe United States, being Jp'«^^Q]n{«[^ 
ihesum of five hundred and fifteen thousand one hundred and )^3s. 
sixty-nine dollars, he lent to the Unhed States Treasuv^, at six 
per ceiit. per anmitn interest ftonithe first day of Septeaober^ 



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in the year one tfaoiifia^eight'hiinj^ed and tbirty-dg^^ 

interettoccni-^'^®^^''* Was received into the said Treasury ; and that so much 

Ing on lit July of the interest as may have accrued on the said sum on (he fii'st 

proprJied* ^to^^y ^^ J^^X ^ext, which' wiU amouAtto the sum of t\to hun- 

tbe erection of d red and forty-two thousand one hundred and tweniy-nine dol- 

SSifSSdentSi*^ or SO much thereof as shall by the board of regents of the 

expenses. institution established by this act be deemed necessary, be, and. 

the same is hereby, ap(>ropriated for the erection of suiiaHe 

buildings, and for other current incidental expenses of said 

Interest accni- institution ; and that six per cent, interest on the said'trust fund, 

ISfe'TdprtS ^^^H ^he said amount of five hundred and fifteen thousand 

ed for thepef.one hundred and sixty-nine dollars, received into the United 

g^^*"^ States Treasury on the first of September, one thousand eight 

port of the In* hundred and thirty-eight, payable^ in half-yearly payments, on 

stitutien. tho first of January and July in each year, b^, and the same is 

hereby, appropriated for the perpetual maintenance and support 

of said institution ; and all expenditures and appropriations to 

be maOe. from time to time, to the purposes of the institution 

aforesaid, shall be exclusively from the accruing interest, and 

Ail moneys end not from the principal of the said fund. Arid be it further 

SfAe'SSSw^^^"''^'^^? That all the moneys and stocks which hare been, or 

jiedged to re- may hereafter be, l-eceived into tfie Treasury of (he United 

s."aii^iiSount States on accoont of the fund bequeathed by James Smilhson, 

hereby appro- be, and the same hereby are, pledged to refund to the Treasury 

>E*™*^- of the United States the sums hereby appropriated. 

Board of Re- Sec. 3. ^nd 6e it further enacted^ Th?s\. the business of the 
gents consiituugg^y institution shall be conducted at the city of Washington 
by a board of regents by the name of the Regents of the 
** Smithsonian Institution," to be composed of the Yice Presi- 
dent of the United States, the Chief Justice of the United 
Stales, and the Mayor of the city of Washington, during the 
' time for which they shall hold their respective offices; three 
members of the Senate, and three membei'S of the House of 
Representatives, together with six other peiBons, other than 
members of Congress, two of whom shall be membere of the 
National Institute in the city of Washington, and resident in 
the said city ; and the odier four thereof shall be inhabitants of 
Re|;entg to beStates> and DO two of them of the same State. And the regents 
25i^h^7****'^ to beselfected as aforesaid, shall be appointed immediately after 
the passage of this act — the members of the Senate by the 
Presidetit thereof, the members of the Hous^.by the Speaker 
thereof, and the <8ix other persons by joint resolution of tbe 
Senate and House of Representatives ; and the members of the 
House so appointed shall serve until the fourdi Wednesday in 
December,'* tbe second next after the passage of this act; and 
then, bien»taHy thereafter, on every alternate fourth Wednes* 
day of December, a like numbershall be appointed iii the same 
mt^nner, to aeiVe unitil the fourth W^dnesdaf in December^ the 
second suecaeditig their appointment And the Senators so 
T ho ^P.P^i^'^ ^^^'l serve duriogube tterm ibf which they shall h^ldy 

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occasbfled^ by disath, res^iipnlten, or otfaenvide, sfaoll be filled as 
vacancies in commiaees are.filled— >-aiid the other six raeoabers 
aforesaid^ shall serve, two for two yeahr, two for foar yeare, and 
tw© for six years; the terms of service, in the first piace, to be 
determined by lot; but after the first term, then their regular 
term of service shall be six years; and new elections thereof 
shall be made by joint resolations of Congress ; and vacaricies 
occasioaed by death, resignation or otherwise, may be filled in 
like manner, by joint resolution of Congress. And the said re- WhenRegento 
gents shall' meet in the oily of Washington on the first Monday Si»|ani^.** "" 
of September next after the passage of this act, and organize 
by the election of one of their number as chancellor, who chaocelior. 
shall be (he presiding officer of said board of regents, by the 
name of the Chancellor of the " Smithsonian Instil ution," and 
a suitable person as secretary of said institution, who shall also secretary, 
be the secretary of said boaid of regents ; said board shall also iQzecutive com- 
elect three^ of their own body as an executive committee, and"^"**- 
said regents shall then fix on the time for the regalar meetings 
of said boatd; and on application of any three of the reflrentB^^'i'f^jy^* 
to the secretary of the said mstiiution, .it shall be his duty to ap- 
point a special meeting of the board of regents, of which he 
shall give notice by letter to each of the members ; and at any ' 

meeting of said board, five shall constitute a quorum to do busi- 
ness. And each member of said board shall be paid his neces- Member* er the ; 
sary travelling and other actual expenses in attending n»eiings §^J**2li^lS^ 
of the board, which shall be audited by (be executive commit* expenses, 
tee, and recorded by the secretary of said board ; bnt his service 
as regent shall be gratuitous. And whenever money is required How paymenu 
for the payment oi the debts or performanee of the contracts of '^^^ ^ ^ ^^^^ 
the institution, incurrred or entered into in conformity with the 
provisions of this act, or for making the pureliases and execu- 
ting the objects authorized by this act^ the hoatd of regents, or % 
the executive committee thereof, may certify to the cbaiicellor 
and secretary of the board, that such sum o^money is required ; 
whereupon they shall examine the same, and, if they shall ap- 
prove thereof, shall certify the same- to the proper officer of the 
Treasury for payment. And the said board shall submit to Board shall re- 
Congress, at each session thereof, a report of the operations, ex- g>jt«^«*Wy> 
penditures, and condition of the institution. ongress. 

Sec. 4. A?id be it further enacted^ That, after the board of Regents to je- 
regents shall have met and become orgamz^d, it shali>be their [,^u^\d5ig" when 
duly forthwith to proceed to select a suitable site for such build- und wh^w: 
ing as mayn^e necessary for the institution ; which groundmay 
be taken and appropriated out of that part of the public ground 
in the city of Washington lying between the Patent Office and 
Seventh street : Prwided, The President of the U^iited States, ftoviso. 
the Seeietary of State, the Secretary of theTreasuiy, the Sec- 
retary of War, the Secietacy of the Navy^ and the Conwiais* 
sioaer of the Patent Oflke, shall consent to the same; but^ if 
the persons last named shall not eonsetit, then sqch location 
may be made upon any ether of the publid grounds within the^ I 



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city of WiBLsbiDjsidn, bisloDgiog toithe United Stales, vriiidi said 
regeiita. may select, by. and with the consent of the persons 
henein named : and the toid ground so selected shall be set out 
by proper metes and bounds, and. a description of the same 
shall be made, and recottled in a book to be provided for that 
purpose, and signed by tlie said regenlSj'or so. many of ihem 
as may be conveoed at the time of their.said organizaiioi) ; and 
such record, or a copy thereof, certified by the chaDicellor and 
secretary of the board of regents, shall be received in evidence 
ill all courts of the extent and boundaries of the lanSs appro- 
priated lo the snid institution ; and upon the inakiag of such 
record, such site and lands shall be deemed and taken to be 
appropriated by force of this act to the said institution. 
bJiSS"^to Yi ^^^' ^* ^"^ ^* ^ further enxtcted, That, so soon as the 
ereciedf ° * board of regents shall have, selected the said site, they shall 
cause to be erected a suitable building, of plain and durable 
materials and structure, without unnecessary ornament, and of 
sufficient size, and with suitable rooms or halls for the recep- 
tion and arrangement, upon a liberal scale, of objects of natu- 
ral history, including a geplogical and mineralogical cabinet ; 
also, a chemical laboratory, a library, a gallery of art, and the 
Board of Re- necessary lecture rooms ; and tlie said board shall have author- 
fd"to *^mraci '^^yy^y theuieelves, or by a conunittee of three of their members, 
foribe eraeUpn to contract for the completion of such building, upon such plan j 
h^uiiding."'"'*'^^ as may be directed by the board of regents, and shall lake suffi- 
cient security for the building and finishing ihesame accordiog 
to the said plan, and in the time stipulated in such contract ; 
and may so locate said building, if they shall deem it proper, 
as in appeirance to form a wing to the Patent Office buildiogj 
and may so connect the saiiie with the present hall of saia 
Patent OlKce building, containing the national cabinet of cu- 
# riosities, as to constitute the said hall in TVhole or in part the 
deposite for the cabinet of said institution, if they, deem it ex- 
Frovwo. pedient to do so : Provided, said building shall be located 
upon said Patent Office lot, in the iiuinner aforesaid : Provided, 
however. That the whole expense of the building and enclo- 
sures aforesaid shall not exceed the amount of — dollars; 

which sum is hereby appropriated, payable out of naoucv la 
the Treasury not otherwise appiopriated, together with sttca 
sum or sums out of the annual interest accruing to the institu 
tion as may, in any year, remain imexpended, after paying tne 
Dupiioaie. of current dispenses of the institution. And duplicates of all sucn 
dS^MiSS ^?rith contracts as may be made by the said board of regents shall oe 
the TreMuier. deposited with the Treasurer of the United States ; and a|| 
cltiims on any contract mado as aforesaid shall be allowed aoaj 
certified by the board of regents, or the executive committ^ 
thereof, as the case ttiay be^ and, being signed by the cbancelK' 
and secretary of ihe boarf; shall be a sufficient voucher fotse • 
Empioymentoftlemeni and payment at the Treasury of the United States. 
SSriSltonXnto'"'-*'"^ the boani of rcgenla shall be authoriased to employ suci 
authorized. petsous aa they may deem neoessacy to superintend the erectio 



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of the buildings md Siting upthe rooms of the iiiaiitutioni : -iUid 
all laws for the proleciion of public property in the city of 
Washington shall apply to, and be in force for, the protlection 
of ilie lands, buildings, and other property of said institution. 
And all -moneys recovered by, or accruing^ to, the institntioo, Moneys Bccni- 
shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, to ^hejjg^'^j^^j'**^^- 
credii of the Smithsonian beqnest, and separately accounted intHhe "i^- 
for, as provided in the act approved July firat, eigbteea Uun-^'^- 
dred and thirty-six, accepting said bequest. 

Sbc. 6. And be it furUier emicled^ 'I'hat, in proportion as -^" objecu of 
suitable arrangements can be made for their reception, oil obM<JJy"p|ft^,&c! 
jecis of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects ^fliongpn^ to ihe 
of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical spe- ington to bede- 
cimcns, belonging, or hereafter to belong, to the United States, posited wdar- 
which may be in the city of Washington, in whosesoever cue- SiLuTing!" **" 
tody the same may be, shall be delivered to such persons as 
may bo authorized by the board of regents to receive them, and 
shall be arranged in such Older, and so classed, as best facili- 
tate the examination and study of them, in the building so as * 
aforesaid to be erected for the institution ; and tbe regents of New specimen! 
said institution shall afterwards, as new specimens in natural g^ ^^^g**'"®** ^ 
history, geology, or mineralogy, may be obtained for the mu-priatefydaHiSi 
seum of the institution, by exchanges of dui^icate specimens *««*aJ^'»n«e^- 
belonging to the institution, (which they are hereby authorized 
to make,) or by donation, which they may receive, or otherwise, 
cause such new specimens to be also appropriately classed and : 
arranged. And the minerals, books, manuscripts^ and oiberMinerai8,book8, 
property of James Smithson, which have been received by lhe**J;^*J|J^g]JjP^^; 
Government of the United States, and are now placed in tbe wn, now in De- 
Department of State, shfill be lemoved to said institution, and g^J^™*^^^ ^^^ ^^f 
shall be preserved separate and apart from the other property moved to said 
of the institution. inaiimiion.^ 

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted^ That the secretary of the secretary of 
board of regents shall take charge of the building and property J^[*^ "^fbuJid! 
of said institution, and shall, under their direction^ make a fair ing8?^&c. "and 
and accurate record of all their proceedings, to be preserved in"^^* *e?^"*- 
said institution ; and the said secretary shall also discharge the^o^Tve cXmgk 
duties of librarian and of keeper of the museum, and may, with **^ i*^™^?; ^l 
the consent of ihe board of regents, employ asmtants ; and the JJJtnn™.*'^^*" 
said officers shall receive for their services such sum as may be Compensation 
allowed by the board of regents, to be paid semiannually on movable by the 
the first day of January and July ; and the said offieers shall t>oard. 
be removable by the board of regents whenever, in their judg- 
ment, the interests of tie institution require any of the said offi* 
cers to be changed. 

Sec. 8. And be it further emtcted^ That the members and MAnbenand 
lionorary membei-s of said institution may hold such stated and ^^°']^ ™JJ|Jj 
special meetings, for the supervision of the affairs of said insti- stated and spe. 
tution and the advice and instruction of said board of regents, <^l «•«**»«■• 
t4y be called in the manner provided for in the by-laws of said 
institution, at which the President, and in his absence the Vice QqqqIc 



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Annual appro- President, of <he United Srntes shall preside. AtitTthe sAid re- 
^raduJl foriM^ gents shall make, iVona the interest of said fund, an appropria- 
tion of a library tian, not exceeding an average of twenty-five thousand dollars 
annually, for the gradaal formation ^f a library composed of 
valuable works pertaining to all departments of human- know- 
ledge, 
itfanagenau. Sec. 9. And be it furth&T enacted^ That of any other moneys 
*^^e*of una"'^^^**^*^ havo accrued, or shall hereafter accrue, as interest tipon 
propriatedTnie^the said Smithsonian fund, not herein appropriated, or not re- 
resifond. quired for the purposes herein provided, iho said r»anager8 are 
hereby iauthorized to msike such disposal as they shall deem 
best suited for the promotion of the purpose of the testator, any 
thing herein contained to the contrary notwilhstanding. 
Penwns taking Sec. 19. And be it further enacted^ That the author or pro- 
for booSi&c^o P"^®^ of any book, map, chart, musical composition, print^ cut, 
depo«ite a copy or engraving, for which a copyright shall be secured under the 
S'lnatUuirand®^*^^*'^? ^^^^ ^^ OongTcss, or ihose which shall hereafter be en- 
a copy with Li- acted respecting copyrights, shall, wiihln three months from 
^J],"" ^^'^ ^®"' the publication of said book, map, chart, musical coHiposilion, 
print, cut, or engraving, deliver, or cause to be delivered, one 
copy of the same to the librarian of the Smithsonian Institution 
' and one copy to the librarian of Congress Library, for the use 

of the said libraries. 
Riffht jfeserved Sfic. 11. Arid b^ it further enadcd, That there is reserved 
o< altering or re. to Congress the right of altering, amending, adding to, or repeal- 
^Proviio!* *^^' ing any of the provisions of this act : Provided^ That no con- 
tract, or individual right, made or acquired under such provi- 
sions, shall be thereby divested or impaired. 
Approved, August 10, 1846. 



CHAP. 179. — AN ACT authorizing the payment of certain claims of the State 

of Alabama. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Sepre- 
seniativea of the United Siaies of America in Congress as- 
sembled, That there be paid to the State of Alabama, out of 
to^ay'^ltiteTf*"^ money in tbe Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the 
Alabama mon-sum of thirteen' thousand four hundred and fiflty-Ove dollars 
fo^aJsL^once^^*^^ thiriytwo cents, for moneys paid by the said State for sub- 
Ac of Alabama eistence, supplies, and services of her locri troops, and for pro- 
p'iS3isioS?'*and^*^i<>"s and forage furnished the friendly Indiilns during the 
forage furnish- Creek and Seminole hostilities, in the years eighteen hundred 
fndiansf"*"^'^ ^"^ thirty-six and eighteen hundred arid fhirty^sevea. 
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CHAP. ieO.-^AN .ACT to proTide.for the paymeDt of the evidenciet df |^ubli6 

debt in certain cases. 

[Sec . I .] JBc it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives ofilie Untied States of America in Congress as- 
sembled. That whenever 4 1 shail appear, tu the sausfaciioa of Secretary of 
the Secrctary.of the Treasury, upon due proof taken In the Je'^m^tteMiJ^ 
manner hereinafter directed, that any treastiry note which has notes wttich 
been, before the passage of this act, received or redeemed by eS^nd^ui^Sto 
any authorized officer of the government has been subsequent- ctrcuiabon and 
ly purloined or siolen, and put into circulation, without having '*®'^^^®"*^ 
upon it any evidence or marks of having been cancelled, and 
has been received by any person or institntion, for a ftill con- 
sideration, in the usual course of business, without notice or 
knowledge of the same having been redeemed or received as 
aforesaid, or having been cancelled, or having been purloined or 
stolen as aforesaid, and Without any circumstances existing to 
create suspicion of the good faith or due caution with which 
the same may have been received by such person or institution, 
he shall be, and hereby is, authorized to cause the amount of 
such note to be paid to the innocent holder thereof, out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : P^^d^^^ tareof^^^ 
That the facts upoi^ which any such payment shall be made required to 
shall be proved by the oath or affirmation of a credible witness P»®^'«**»®^*^** 
or witnesses, taken before any judge of the United States, or of 
the highest court of record, or of the presidiog judge of any 
court exercising unlimited jurisdiction in amount, of any State, 
Territory, or district, and of the taking of which testimony due 
notice shall previously be given to the district attorney of the 
United S^tes.fpr the district in whkh.such tesCioiony is:taken, 
who shall be at liberty to appear and propound qtiqstions to 
such witnesses ; all which evidence shall b^ transmitted to the 
Secretary of the.^T^reasury, And p2;eserved in his dfepi^^tipent ; 
and all wilfur^lse swearing, ut)oa such ejcAnu^^ion, shall be 
and hef<iby is declared to be, perjury,. and liable tQ the punish- 
nient for that ofieape proscribed by the laws of the ynjted 
States : AndproviHeid/urlfier^ That a staternent of all tre^ury ,Stftjjpw4i©.b« 
notes paid under the provisions of this act, within the woed- g^^^^ . ^ 
in^ year shall be submitted to CongieBs.with tbe.f^^nual report 
or tW Secretary of the Trdastiry in relation to the finances. 

Sec. 2. 4,nd be it further ^enacted. That when any officer office™ and 
orageut of IhQ United Staltes, duly authorized to rcKjeive, cedeem,-^'*]!*,^, * ^^ 
'or cancel any treasury notee issued by authority of law, mar "^'J* 
has received, or shall receive, or has paid, or shall pay, any ^J|^[^^^'^ 
treasur7 note which had- been previously received or re- their uMmnt. j 
deemed by any officer or agent having authority to receive or 
rdleam audi note, and which had subsequently thereto been 
purloined and put into circulation, the S^ecret^ry of the Trea- • 
sury^ upon full an<^ satisfactory proof tliat the stMue had been 
received or paid, in good faith, and in the exercise of ordinary 
priidence, may allow a credit for the amount of such note to 
the officer or agent so receiving or paying the same ; and all 



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Credit* madecredils whichhave, before the passage of this act, been ailowed 
to be iaiiction- j^ ^^^j^ cases, and under such circumstances, are hereby sano 

iioned. . 

Repeal of ecu Sec. 3. jitidbe U further enacttd^ That all acta and parH 

lc»Tnt?L\edof ac(s heielefore enacted, which are supplied by this act, so fti 

on ; ifflctedoD,as the Same cnay not have been acted on arc hereby repealetU 

Sficdl * '^"'""and so far as they may have been acied on,they are raiified aol 

confirmed. 

Approved, August 10, 1840. 



CHAP. 181.— APf ACT fnr Ihe relief of Ihft heir* and legal representatives d 
Riehard a Allen, deoeaiad. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Bepre- 

sentatives of ihe United States of America in Congress as- 

HeiTi otiegsLisembled, That the heirs or legal representatives of Richard C. 

J^«P^'«»^yi^«* Allen, deceased, late of the Territory (now State) of Florida, 

ente/'and pa** be authorized to en'er and paient, under such regulations as 

of^lanTiT^tl"^^^^ ^^® Secretary of the Treasury may pi-escribe, one section of pub- 

fida?" '" °'lic land, according to legal sub.divisions, sulyect to sale in the 

State of Florida, to which there may be no pre-emption right, 

in full satisfaction of all claims for the services and expenses of 

said Allen in locating lands reserved for a ^mi«ary of learning 

. in said State, 

Approved, August 10, 1S46. 



CHAP. 182L*-tAN ACT U» allow BTijIdi While rfefmbursement xyT expenses io- 
curred liy l»l<u.,a8 acting s^ageiit of Indian Ai&ini weatofthe Hock| 

Mountains. 

[Sbc. 1.] Beit enacted by the Sehatt and. House o/Eep- 

resentatives of the Vhited States of Jlmerica in Congresfias' 

w MwSSS^*^^^^^' That ti^e Secretary of War be authorized ana required 

to audit, aUuw,to'aflowa«d pay to Elljfth Whitej and that he be alsd authoii- 

•»*W*j»«?^ zed and required to audit, allow, and pay the accounts of said 

WhSe^n prin- White, presented to the War Department for payment upon the 

ciplea of equity principles of right' and justice, and that rhe sum of two thousand 

"Appropriation, one hundred and seventy-six dollare and fifty-nine cents be, and 

the same is hereby, appropriated out of any moiicys in the 

Treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purposes aforesaid. 

Approved,' August 10, 1846. 



CHAP. 18d,-rAN ACT for tiie relitf . of Abcaii^ Hor^^h. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted hy the Senate and tiouse o/Bep' 
resentatites of the United States of America in Congress as- 
^<^^^jy<^sembled, Tbut the Secretary of the Treasury '^fce^a^ he is 
iiiori»wi*'^"to hereby, authorij^ed and directed to pay to Abraham "Horbacb 

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the sum of fiv^ thousand dollars, with lawful HiteTcsl from the pay Wm 85ooo, 
first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, out of S" a*"^draft 
any money in--t!ie Treasury not otherwise appropriated, being ^"*^ by Jm. 
the amount of a draft drawn by James Reeside on the Post ce^^d^^ th© 
Office Department, datjed the eighteenth day of April, eighteen treararw of the 
hundred and thirty-five, payable on the first day of January, p^rtmenC^e.*" 
eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and accepted by the Treasurer 
of the Post Office Department ; which said draft was endorsed 
by said Abraham Horbach, at the instance of the said James 
Reeside, and the amount drawn from I he Bank of Philadelphia, 
and at maturity said draft was protested for non-payment,. and 
said Horbach became liable to pay, in consequence of his en- 
dorsement, and did pay, the full amount of said draft. ' , < : 
Approved, August 10, 1846. 



CHAP. 184— AN ACT. for the relief of Henry Ettiog:. 

[Sec. ~i.] Be it eiiaclcd by the Senate and House of Rcpre- 
seniadves of the United States of •dmerica in Congress as- 
sembled^ That the accounting officers of the Treasury be, and Allowed $a,eo6 
hereby are, directed, in setiling the accounts of Henry Ettingjhlg^acceunta!^ 
as purser in the United States Navy, to allow him the sum. of 
two thousand six hundred and six dollars, being a portion of tjie 
ainonnt expended by him in prosecuting a suit against the Com- 
mercial Bank of New Orleans, to recover public moneys depos- 
ited therein. 

Approved, Augnst 10, l646. 



CHAP. 185— AN ACT for the rft't^f^f Richard Kidd and Benjamin Kidd. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it e7]tacJe.d ^y the SeticU^ qnd House qf-Repre- 
sentatives of the Uaiiied States of America in Congress as- 
sernbled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and here.by is, Y^JJJyJJpa/ 
authorised and directed to pay, out of any money in the Troas- iheir attorney a 
ury not otbenvise- appropriated, to Joshua Coit, of the city of ^^^^^^^^ ^'^ 
New-York, attcfrney of RichaM Kidd &nd Bfenjamin Kidd, the . . 

bateoce^emiiining unpaid, and interest thereon, of a judgment^ ■ 
.Te<iov^cd by said Richard Kidd and Benjahfim Kidd, "in ihecir* /; 
cuii court of the United States for the southern district of New 
York, against Samnel Swartwout, late cqljector of the port of 
' New York, for the recovery of duties illegally exacted on the 
Ittipoftation of certain wheal and flour of Artierican growth or 
origin, in the yeaw eighteen htindretl arjd thirty-six and eight- . « 
eeit hciridred and thitty-seten, a part of which jud^nent has 
beeti h^ret^fore paid. ^ ' 

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CHAP. 286.— AN ACT. for lfa«j«|ief ofJA^efi i^io, of Arimnstt,. wid others. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of Amenca in Coiigress as- 
Sec^rx of sembledj That ihe Secretary of War be, and be is hereby, di- 
toSi^&payrected 10 invesiigal.e, audit, allow, and pay, out of any nioney 
him for lotscain the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to James Irwin, of 
conSaci? ^^ * Arkansas, a fair and full renumeraiion for the actual losses he 
sustained in consequence of a contract he made with the United 
States in September, eighteen hundred and ihiriy-four, to sup- 
ply provisions and transportation fpr the use of the Creek In- 
dians expected to emigrate from the eastern to the .western side 
of the Mississippi river, but who did not emigrate. 
iJa^^]^^Z ^^^' ^' ^'*^ ^ *^ further enacted. That the Secretary of 
theffirs of D. War be, and he is hereby, directed to investigate, audit, allow 
lowSBwIatBined^"''' pay, out of any money iu the Treasury not otherwise ap- 
on a contract, propriated, to JameaErwin, and to the heirs or legal represen- 
tatives of Daniel Greatbouse, deceased, a full and fair remune- 
ration for the actual losses sustained in consequence of a con- 
/ tract made by said Erwiqand said Daniel Greatbouse, in his 

lifetime, and the United Stales, in Deceniber, eighteen hundred 
thirty-five, to supply provisions and Iranjjpprtation for the use 
of the Seminole Indians expected to emigrate from the. eastern 
to the western side of the Mississippi river, but who failed to 
Proviio. emigrate. Provided^ The amount allowed as damages in con- 
sequence of the non-use of the provisions furnished, ehall not 
exceed the difference between their cost at the place or places 
where they were to have been deliy^red> a^d the amount for 
which they were afterwards sold. 
Approved, August 10, 1846. 



CHAP. 167. — AN ACT for the relief of John Jones^urTiTiog partner pf John 
Jones 9nd Cb*rle8 Souder . 

[3EC. 1.] Be it enacted by thus Senate und Httuse <^ 
Reprtsentfitioes of. the United States of,^n^rica in Qmgt^ss 
j^M'semhled, Ttiat t^e Secretary of the Treasury be, and Jie is 
^^^CimTofbi^rebv, directed tQ.a^erlain ihe actual amount of daina|{iea.$us- 
to"!!!** "^ taji,i>ed by John Joi^ea and Charles Souder, pootractors wkh 
tncu>r^AcX9^^^^^9^ coi^Uuciing a^stone wall.a^id epibftnkinent^r^ucd 
*iioiha amount the P^apatch island, in ^}ie Sfate of Pelaware^ in the year 
wd mtorilisL eighteen hundred'^fad jlhirty,' <?^us^ Jay Jhe «t9fin jipd ov«|flow 
ccmttructing aofihatislimd/ou tJb,e.tW!^^fy.niath of November *pflbai year, 
Pea PatdS'"jlJ^<> which ihe.ypxlf^^ of thi^xoqslru^lors of &itii4 wall t^nd embwk- 
land. ment were pipo^ed by Uie failiure on t}ie part,o(..D>€i ttoUed 

States to furnish stone sufficient to conatn^t s^ wiU) Vf^iihin 
^ .tlip tmi^miied in said contmct ; ps well as the amptint, of ex- 
tra ^porraone and materials furnished and used, or conveyed 
, ^ to. the place of construction by them, in repairing saiil damages 

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is usually received by* the accounting officers of (he depart- 
ments in similar cases. 

Sec. 2. And be U further enacted^ That the said Secretary ^^»^|J^J[^ 
be, and he is hereby, directed to ascertain the amount of extra materialB fur- 
work done and materials furnished by John Jones,but not paid for, J^'jJ^g^^J]]^^^^ 
in constructing a cistern or other works on the said island in the him?* *^ 
years eighteen hundred and twenty-nine and eighteen hundred 
and thirty, and pay to the said John Jones, surviving partner 
of J. Jones and C. Souder, such sum or sums of money asin<*emn»^y^«J^ 
will afford him such indemnity for said losses, damages, and ^le^p^otpi^^ 
extra work, out of any money in the Trefasuigr not otherwise 
appropriated, as it may appear that they upon principles of law 
and equity were justly entitled to. 

Approved, August 10, 1846. 



CHAP. 188.— AN ACT for the relief of Alexis Ayot. ^ 

JSec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- «fiiA 
sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereBy, au-™"^th a- 
thorized and required to place the name of Alexis Ayot on the lowe<l, 
list of invalid pensioners, and to pay him at the rate of ten 
dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-fourth day of 
July, eighteen hundred and forty-four. 

Approved, August 10, 1846. 
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RESOLUTIONS. 



[No. 1.]— JOINT RESOLUTION for the admission of Ihegtato of Texas inlo- 

the Union. 

rteambie. Whereas the Congress of the United States, by n joint resolu- 
tion approved March the first, eighteen hundred and forty five, 
did consent that the territory properly inchided wiihin, and 
rightfully belonging to, the republic of Texas, might,be erec- 
ted into a new State, to be called the State of Texas, with a 
republican form of government, to be adopted by the people of. 
said republic, by deputies in convention assembled, with the 
consent of the existing government, in order that the same 
might be admitted as one of the Sta^tes of the Union ; wliicb 
consent of Congress was given upon ccitain conditions speci- 
fied in the first and second sections of said joint resolution ; and 
whereas the people of the said republic of Texas, by deputies 
in convention assembled, with the consent of the existing gov- 
ernment, did adopt a constitution, and erect a new State with a 
republican form of government, and, in the name of the people 
of Texas, and by their authority, did ordain and declare that 
they assented to and accepted the propostils, conditions, and 
guarantees contained in said first and second section of said 
resolution : and whereas the said constitution, with the proper 
evidence of its adoption by the people of the republic of Texas,, 
has been transmitted to the President of the United States and 
laid before Congress, in conformity to the provisions of said 
joint resolution : therefore, 

• Resolved by the Seriate and House of Representatives of the 
T0m admitted United States of America in Congress assembled^ That the- 
imoUie Union. St^te of Texas shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one^ 
of the United States of America, and admitted into the Unioa 
on an equal footing with the original States in all respects what* 
ever. 
Tb be entiUed Sec. 2. And be it further resolved^ That until the represea- 
^SsSHy^^ tatives in Congress shall be apportioned according to an actual 
enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, the State 
of Texas shall be entitled to choose two representatives. 
Approved, December 29, 1845, 



[No. 2]»J0INT RESOLUTION relatire to the printing and distribution of tha 
aniiual estimates. 

Resolved by tlie Senate and House of Representatives of the 
Estiroateaofap. United States of America in Congress assembled, That it 
C^P^te? *^ shall be the duly of the Secretary of the Treasury to cause the 



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estimates of appropriations wbieh he is by law required to pre- v 
pare and submit to Congress to be printed, and copies of the 
same lo be delivered to the clerk of the House of Representa- 
tiveSy in time for distribution at the commencement of each 
session ; and that the clerk distribute (he said estimates in the 
manner in which documents printed by Congress are directed ta 
be distributed. 
Approved January 7, 1846. 



[No. 3.] — A RESOLUTION fo authorize the transmission and presentation of 
books to the minister of justice of France in exchange for books received 
from him. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the U?nied States of America in Congress assembled^ That Librarian of 
the librarian of Congress be, and he hereby is, auihoiized and ^©I'JSprocuMi 
directed to procure a complete series of reports of nil the deci-a complete ae- 
sions of the Supreme Court of the United States, and of theof'gSp.'tlSS 
circuit and district courts thereof, which have been heretofore and Circuit and 
published ; as also a complete copy of the public statutes at large ][I,d'"^'traMinit 
of the United States, now being edited by Richard Peters, esq them to Miniii- 
by authority of Congress, the whole lo be uniformly bound and pimce"*'**^* 
leUered ; and to cause the same, under the direction of the chief 
justice of the said Sumeme Court, to be transmitted and pre- 
sented to the minister of justice of France, in return and ex- 
change for works of French law heretofore presented by the 
minister to the Supreme Court aforesaid* 

Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That for the purpose AppropnaUoD. 
aforesaid there be appropriated out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated a sum not exceeding Ave 
hundred dollars. 

Approved, March 4, 1846. 



(No. 4.]— JOFNT RESOLUTlOfi concerning the Oregon Territory. 

Whereas by the convention concluded the twentieth day of Preamble. 
October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, between the United 
States of Ameiica and the King of the United Kingdom 
of Great Britain and Ireland, for the period of ten years, 
and afterwards indefinitely extended and continued in force by ' 
another convention of the same parties concluded the sixth day 
of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and twenty-seven, it was agreed that any country that may be 
claimed by either parry on the northwest coast of America, 
westward of the Stony or Rocky mountains, now commonly 
called the Oreffon territory, should, together with its harbors, 
bays and creeKs, and the navigation of all rivers within the 
same, be " free and open'', to the vessels, citizens, and subjects 
of the two powers^, but without prejudice to any claim which 

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eilher of the parties might have to flny*part'of said country; 
and with this funher provision in (|;ie second article of »he said 
convention of the sixth of Anggst, eighteen hundred and 
twenty seven, that eilher party might abrogate and annul said 
convention on giving due notice of twelve months to the 
other contracting pKrty : • 

And whereas it has now become desirable that the respective 
claims of the United Stales and Great Britain should be defi- 
nitely settled, and that said territory may no longer than need 
be, remain subject to the evil consequences of the divided alle- 
giance of its American and British population, and of the con- 
fusion and conflict of national jurisdictions, dangerous to the 
cherished peace and good understanding of the two countries; 

With a view, therefore, that steps be taken for the abro- 
gation of the said convention of the sixth of August, eigh- 
teen hundred and twenty-seven, in the mode prescribed in its 
second article, and that the attention of the governments of bodi 
countries may be the more earnestly directed to the adoption of 
all proper nneasures for a speedy and amicable ed justmenl of 
the differences and disputes in regard to the said territory : 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
President on. ^^^ United States of .America in Congress assembled, That 
Aoniedtogive the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, author- 
S^reatttSain ize<^> w his discretion, to give to the government of Great Bri- 
A* notice re- fain the notice required by the second article of thie said conven- 
•Jrtfide Jt^con-^on of the sixth of August, eighteen hiindred and twentysev- 
J'^SS? ^J ^°^' ®^> ^^^ ^^^ abrogation of the same. 
SJ^ticS' *o1 Approved, April 27, 1846. 



[No. 5.]— JOINT RESOLUTION to correct a clerical error. 

Fimmbie. Whereas an error occurred in the enrolment of '* An act (o 
supply deficiencies in the appropriations for certain objects made 
for the service of the jQscal year ending the thirtieth of June, 
eighteen hundred and forty-six," approved May eighth, eigh- 
teen hundred and forty-six, by which error an appropria- 
'tion intended for the supppft of the penitentiary of the District 
of Columbia appears as an appropriation '^ for the support of 
- the District of Columbia :" 
«i1lK!SJ9 €4 m Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Represefitaft^^ 
iwe^'fc'^^tif'^'*^ ?7>«Vfirf States of America in Congress assembled^ That 
•vMMrt 'of the the appropriation of eleven thousnnd nine himdred and foriy- 
d/c? «baiibenine dollars and sixty-four cents, appearing in said act toJ>c 
SSfSen a^"for the support of the District of Columbia," was intended by 
jmriated for Congress, and shall be construed, to have been appropriated for 
uiriirmSSiS. the support of the penitentiary of the said District of Golum- 
fy"ofiaidDii-bia, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, ^ghteea 
**"*■ hundred and forty-siy. 

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{No. 6.]— A RESOLUTieN proTidmg for tomportry mail service in Texas, 

Resolved by the Senate ar^d House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the PwtmatterGe. 
Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, authorized to continue"?^ autlioria- 
the mail service now existing in Texas, under the laws oxisUnr^'^'iSS 
and aut)iority of Texas, or such part thereof as, in hisy"^'<^« » 
jndgmeat, the public interest may require, from the lime ^"** 
that Texas becomes a State in this Union, until contracts can 
be made, and the mail service put in operation on the poet 
routes in Texas established by Congress at its present session. 

Approved May 20, 1846. 



[No. 7.]— A RESOLUTION for the relief of Peter Gorman. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the mn account* m 
United States of America in Congress assembled^ That the ^c? founddna 
Secretary of the Treasury cause the account of Peter Gorman, hlmVS?i 
for all the work actually done by him in grading, gravelling, 
paving, stone work, and otherwise repairing and improving the 
roads from the Capitol to the navy yard and Congress burial- 
ground, according to the measurement of the city surveyor, and 
at the rates specified in the contracts, to be audited and settled, 
as also his account for an additional culvert, and for gravel and 
Tollino^ ; and that the Secretary of the Treasury pay the balance 
due thereon, after deducting the amount already received by 
the said Peter Gorman from the former appropriation, out of 
any money in (he Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Approved, May 29, 1846. 



[No. 8.] — A RESOLUTION to correct a clerical error in the act approved 
June sixth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, ** for the relief of the legal rep- 
resentatives of George Duval, a Cherokee Indian/* 

Resolvedj by the Senate and House of Representatives of Clerical 
the United States of America in Congretis assembled, That\^gj2fjj^ 
the words <^ calash and horses of the said Duval," where they reeled, 
occur in the '* act for the relief of the ^egal representatives of 
George Duval, a Cherokee Indian," approved June sixth, eight- 
een hundred and forty-six, shall read and be held to mean, cat- 
tle, horsesy and hogs, of the said Duval ; the word '* calash" 
having been erroneously written for the word cattle, and the 
word hogs erroneously omiued in said act. 

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[No. 9.]— A RESOLUTION in relation to the issuing of grante of oertaift lands 
in Louisiana. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
Attorney Gene- /Ac UtiUed States of Amttica in Congress assembled. That 
rai to examiiie ^^^ Attorney General of the United States be, and he is hereby, 
iTein'^SSwlo directed to examine the evidences of title in the case of a cer- 
of the Hooma i^in Spanish land claim in the State of Louisiano, lying on (he 
ral^rt to jPreS- Mississippi, above New Orleans, commonly kuown as (he Hou- 
dent ;wtio shall ina claim, and to report his opinion thereon to (he President 
SlJTto'KJttof the Uiiited States; and if, in the opinion of the Attorney 
toted to try the General, any patent or patents issued, or which may be issued, 
^tw!ui»up^^. under such claim, shall have been, or shall be, issued contrary 
edto be iwuedto law, that the President of the United Slates be, and he is 
contrary to law. i^^^l^y^ requested to cause proceedings to be instituted in behalf 

of the United States, and to have the validity of such patent or 

patents judicially determined. 
Approved, June 26, 1846. 



[No. 10.]— A RESOLUTION supplementary to the resolution of February 
twontielh, eighteen hundred and forty -five, for distributing the works of the 
Exploring Expedition. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
One copy of the ^^'^ United States of America in Congress assembled, That 
works of Ex- of the (hirty-seven copies of the narrative and scieniific works 
Simuf be '^pr^^^^ of the Exploring Expedition, deposited, and to be deposited, in 
•ented to State the Library of Congress, one copy shall be presented to the 
Sie wpy "to Slate of Florida ; and whenever any new State shall be admil- 
eaeh new State ted into the Union, one copy of said works shall be presented 

hereafter. tO SUCh State. 

Approved, July 15, 1846. 



[No. 1L]^A JOINT RESOLUTION presenting the thanks of Congress to 
Major General Taylor, his officers and men. 

£^\wlved unanimously by the Senate and House of Repre- 

. sentativt^ of the United States of America in Confess as- 

-Thanksoi Con- semUed, TiJ^t the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby 

g^jJ'P^"';;^ tendered, to Mfljpr General Zachary Taylor, commanding the 

Taylor, his offi- army of occupation, his officers and men, for the fortitude, skill, 

cersandmen. entei prise, and courag^e which have distinguished the recent 

brilliant operations on the Rio Grande. 
^Sympaihy^of ^f^^l be it further resolvedy That Congress sincerely sym- 
the raisdvM k pathize with the relatives and friends of the officers and sol- 
S?"l"ii°' *!*?•« diers of the army of the United Slates who so bravely fell \n 
tie. tne service of their country on the Rio Grande. 

rSiuttoSIf^'to ^'"'*^ it further resolved^ That the President of the United 
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unanicated to General Taylor, and through him to the army f^*** *hiS2h 
binder his command. him to ifc 

And be it further resolved^ That the President of the United •Igy- 
States be authorized and requested to have a medal of gold pro* thohzed^^^tal 
<;ared, with appropriate devices and iRscriptions thereon, and c*!^* ^\J^^^ 
presented to General Taylor, in the name of the Republic, as Smed'to (£nl 
a tribute due to his s^ood conduct, valor, and creneiositv to the'^'^y^r in the 
vanquished. ^. . ' ' ^ l^:!''''''^ 

Approved, July 16, 1846. 



[No. 12.]— A JOINT RKSOLUTION ttf refund to States and individuals ex- 
penses incurred by them under calls for militia and volunteers made by Q-en- 
erals Gaines and Taylor. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of RepreseiUatives 
of the United States of America in Congress assembled^ '^'^^^ War amiwnxwt 
the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and re- to "reftind'**i» 
<iuired to refund, out of ihe appropriation made by the " ^^t states and^mdk 
providing for the prosecution of the existing war between the of wpenBes in- 
United States and the Republic of Mexico," approved ihe thir- c'*"®*' »** ^^^ 
teenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, to^ueJ^out by 
the Governors of the several Slates called upon by General ^PSj. p*^o«« 
Taylor and General Gaines for volunteers and militia, and also*'' ^*"* 
to individuals, the an.ount of llie expenses incurred by said 
Stales and individuals, in fitting out and preparing said volun- 
teers or militia to join the army under the command of General 
Taylor, to be settled upon just and equitable principles. 

Approved, July 16, 1846. 



{No. 13.]— A RESOLUTION for the relief of Lewis De Russey, late a pay- 
master of Uus army of the United States. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That Accounting oi:^ 
the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are iv«Mu^towt 
hereby, authorized and required, in the settlement of the ac-tlehisacoountti* 
counts of Lewis De Russey, of Louisiana, for funds placed in 
his bands in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty- 
seven, for the Indian service, a credit for such amount of said 
funds as he may satisfy such officers was' lost, without any 
fault on his part, by the explosion in and sinking of (he steam- 
boat Black Hawk, in the river Mississippi, in said year, the 
boat in which the said De Russey was transporting said funds 
to their place of expenditmre. 

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[N,o. 14.] A RESOLUTION re^ulatiog tbe priBtiDg of Cozig]resi, and esta- 
blishing the compensation for (he same. 

Resolved hy tlie Senate and House of Representatives of 
Roguiattojos for/^ United States of America in Confess assembled, That 
tho P""|SJjJ^^^t^w and after the passage of this resolution, the printing of the 
^cSwigrew. "two housea of Congress shall be subject to tiie foUowing regu- 
lations: When any message, report, or documeat, conimuni- 
^ cated to both houses of Congress, shall be ordered to be printed 

by the Senate, the secretary shall ascertain whether the same 
has been previously ordered to be printed by the House of Re- 
presentatives : and if »o, the copies ordered by the Senate shall 
be supplied by the printer to the Houee of Representaaves, for 
which there shall be no charge for composition ; and if any such 
message, report, or document shall be ordered to be printed by 
the House of Representatives, ii shall be the duty of the clerk 
to ascertain whether (he same has been previously ordered to be 
printed by the Senate ; and if so, the copies ordered by the House 
shall be furnished by the printer to the Senate, and no charge for 
composition shall be allowed therefor ; and should an additional 
number of copies of any such document be oidered by either 
House, they shall be furnished by the printer to the House 
which first ordered the printing of the document, and for which 
Provi»o— 4ocu.no compensation for composition shall be allowed : Provided^ 
™"«been prm^ hoiceve7\ That if, for the purpose of despatch, or any other cause, 
ted may again it shall be necessary to fulfil any oider for printing oi cither house, 
in certaiiTcasea. ^^^^Y document which had been previously ordered to be pi inted, 
thecommitiee on contingent expenses of (he house making such 
order may direct that such document be again composed, or 
ptM into type ; in which case composition shall be charged and 
ijeMaUon^ *^'"' allowed. And from the commencement of the present session 
of Congress all printing ordered b)( either house of Congress, 
where the number of copies do not exceed five thousand, shali 
be paid for at a rate of compensation not exceeding twenty per 
centum less than the rates fixed and established by the joint re- 
solution of eighteen hundred and nineteen ; and when the num- 
ber, of copies shall exceed five thousand, the compensation shall 
not exceed thirty-three and one-third per centum less than the 
rates allowed by the said joint resolution of eighteen Imndred 
nineteen. And when the committee on contingent expenses 
of either house shall direct a second composition, to execute any 
order tor printing, the printing shall be done by the printer to 
Hew maps and the house making such order ; and when any order for printing 
SbSSae™*^ *^ requires maps or charts, the same shall be obtained under the 
direction of the committee on contingent expenses of the house 
making such order ; and all expenses for priming shall be paid 
from the contingent fund of the (wo houses, each house paying 
•'^Snir^' *^'for the printing ordered by it, except the expense of composi- 
JSd. ^ lion, which shall be paid by the house which first oidered the 
document or paper to be printed ; and if there shall be a second 
composition, it shall be paid for by the house whescKcommittee 
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and when extra x^opies of any document shall be^>r(]ered by 
both houses, and the same are executed by the saine printer, 
the copies shall be delivered to the two houses simuhaneously, ' 
in proportion to the whole number of copies which the houses 
have respectively ordered. i. 

Approved, July 23, 1846. 



{No. 15.]— A RESOLUTION authorizing the sale of certain lands at Baton 
Rouge to the State of Lomsiaaa. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of JRepresentativcs of 
the United States of America i?i Congress assembled, That Secretary of. 
the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and em- ^"{{''^^'^ 
powered to sell and convey (for the use and benefit of the Stale LonisiaDa cer- 
of Louisiana) to the three commissioners appointed by the le- jj^^^^*°*j^"*" 
gislature of said Stale, to select a site on which to erect a State for a site for 
house, two or more acres of the tract of land owned by the^**^® Honae. 
United States, lying in the parish of East Baton Rouge, State 
of Louisiana, above and adjoining (he town of Baton Rouge : 
Provided^ That in the judgment of the President of the United 
Slates said sale may be made without detriment to the public 
interest. 

Approved, July 23, 1846. 



[No. 16.]->J6INT resolution direothig the manner of procuring the 
printing for the two houses of Congress. 

Resolved by the Senate and Rcmse of Representatives ofthe^ 
United States of America in Congress ussemhled, That the Secretary of 
Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Repre- ^•^■J^ J;*^. 
sentRtives be and they are hereby, authorized and required, atvertiss for i>ro- 
ihe beginning of the final session of every Congress, to adyer- g^*^' **' P""^ 
tise for four weeks successively, in all the newspapers publish- 
ed in the city of Washington, for sealed proposals for supply- 
ing the Senate and House of Representatives respectively, of 
the next ensumg Congress, with the necessary printing for each ; 
which advertisement shall describe the kind of printing and the^^^^^H^* "**• 
quality of paper required, as near as may be, in the execution shall coatoin. 
of the work ; and said advertisement shall divide and classify 
the printing of the respective houses, as follows : One of bills 
and resolutions; one of reports of committees ; one of journals; 
one of executive documents ; and one for every other descrip- 
tion of printing ; each class to be a separate job, and to be pro- 
vided for by separate contract. The said advertisement shall 
also contain a designation of the place in the said ciiy of Wash- 
ington where such sealed proposals shall be received, and the 
day and time of day at which said secretary and clerk will 
cease to receive any further proposals. And the sdfcrelary and ®2JSP'*'^^,J 
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«d and exlubi^ required, nnfl of the paper on which the same is to be executed, 
to be kept at tlie place so designated as aforesaid at least twenty | 
days successively before the time of receiving proposale shall i 
expire, open to the inspection of all persons desiring to make j 
proposals for the printing aforesaid, intelligence whereof sliall | 
tTO**"*u**8han^^ contriined in said advenisement. Immediately on the ex- 1 
Sropmied' \ piration of the time for receiving said proposals, they shall be | 
opened by the secretary and cleric aforesaid in ihe presence of 
the Vice President, or President of the Senate, and the Speaker 
of the House of Representatives, and of such persons making 
Each ciast ©f P^'^P^^s^^^ ^^ "^^Y ^^^^^ ^^ ^ present. And the Secretary of the 
printing to be Senate, Under the supervision of the Vice President or Presi- 
itti>w^V&^"^^"^ ^^ ^^^ Senate, and the Clerk of the House of Rcprescn- ! 
tatives, under the supervision of ihe Speaker, shall thereupon, j 
let each class of said printing to the lowest bidder, who shall 
furnish satisfactory evidence of his practical skill and his ability 
to do the work, and who shall offer good and sufficient security 
for the faithful execution of the jobs and contracts undertaken 
Bond* and auf- by him. And thereupon the Vice President or President of the 
to be taken""^^ Senate and its secretary, and the Speaker of the House and its 
clerk, shall proceed to take bonds, with good and sufficient se- | 
AUiettingiofcurity, for the due and faithful performance of the work ; and 
roporSd to the^^® otlicers aforesaid shall immediately thereafter report to their | 
twoHonucs. respective houses all such leitings of printing, and the contracts 
Proviw. relating to the same: Provided^ That the said proposals shall ! 
remain sealed until the time appointed for examining the sacne. I 
Joint Commit. Sec. 2. And be it further resolvcd^ That a committee, con- | 
tobS'choten."^^'^^*"^ of three members of the Senate and three members of | 
the House of Representatives, shall be chosen by their respec- | 
tive Houses, which shall constitute a committee on printing, \ 
Their daUeaw!)ich shall have power to adopt such measures as may be \ 
^ndpewen. deemed necessary to remedy any neglect or delay on the part : 
of the contractor to execute the work ordered by Congress, and 
to make a pro rata reduction in the compensation allowed, or 
to refuse the work altogether, should it be inferior to the -stand- 
aid ; and in all cases, the contractor and his securities shall be 
responsible for any increased expenditure consequent upon the 
non-performance of the contract. The committee «hall audit 
and pass upon all accounts for printing; but no bill shall be 
acted upon for work that is not actually executed and delivered, 
and which they may require to be properly authenticated. 
MoUoDs for Sec. 3. ^nd be it further resolved^ That all motions to I 
aumben to'bo P""^ exivvi numbers of any bill, paper, or document, in either j 
referred to com- house, shall be referred to the members of the committee of iliai \ 
whwe^e"*^*^*^"^®' who shall report upon the propriety of printing, and the j 

Expenses for probable expense thereof, as early as convenient. And all ex- 
pinting— how penses for printing shall be paid from the contingent fund of 
the two Houses, in proportion to the number of copiesordered 
by each, except the expense of composition, which shall be paid 
by the house which shall have first ordered the printing of the 
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fion, it shall be paid for by the house which shall aiUhorizq and 

direct the same; and when extra copies of any document or Extra oopt«i. 

paper shall be ordered by both houses, they shall be deiivei-ed 

to the two houses simultaneously, in proportion to the number 

of £opies by them respectively ordered. 

Sec. 4. ^nd bt it further resolved^ That al} laws and parts Repeal of laws 
of laws now in force, not in conformity with the provisions of ^JJfjh^'thls^reso- 
this joint resolution, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. lution. 

Approved, August 3, 1846. 



[No. 17]— JOINT RESOLUTION to authorize the Secretary of War to 
adjudicate the claims of the Su-quah-natch-ah, and other clans of Choctaw 
Indians, whose cases were left undetermined by the commissioners for the 
want of the township maps. 

Resolved by the Sena/e and House of Representatives of 
the United Slates of America in Congress assembled^ That ^^^^^i^\ij^ 
the Secretary of War, for the purpose of consummating theto^declde^ cer- 
clainis of the Su quah-natch-ah and other clans of Choctaw In- ^» ^^**d*to 
dians, in whose crises ihe testimony was taken by the commis-aw^' *"iand 
eioners appointed by virtue of the act approved the twenty- scrip therefor, 
third of August, eighteen hundred and forty-two,* and return- *Sec vol. to, p. 
ed to the War Department, but judgment was not entered up for^^* 
the want of the maps whereby the location of the lands of the 
claimants and the allotment of land or scrip, respectively, to 
each, could alone be determined, be, and he is hereby, autho- 
rized to decide the same, and award land or scrip in each case, 
as the testimony already taken may justify. 

Approved, August 3, 1846. 



[No. I8.]~4 RESOLUTION for the relief of Putney and Riddle. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled. That Secretory of 
for the purpose of a final settlement of the accounts of Putney jh^pa^rTaiJd 
and Riddle, the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, evidence in 
directed to cause the papers and evidence now on file to be re-^SlmlTbere^ 
examined by the proper accounting oflSicer of tlie department; examined, &c. 
and if it shall appear that the Government failed to fulfil its 
contract with the said Putney and Riddle, he shall then restate 
the account, upon principles of equity and justice, according 
to the evidence on file. And the Secretary of the Treasury is Balance ap- 
hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in ^he g«ann^^tobe 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the balance, if any, which *^* 

shall appear to be due, after deducting what the said Putney 
and Riddle have already received. 
Approved, August 4, 1846. 



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[No. 19.>-JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of Selh M. lioar^Worth, 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives ^ 
PMtiDMierGe-^A^ United States of America in Congress assembled^ Thai 
fiSn^Uw diroa' ^^® Postmaster General be authorized and required to inquire 
ges Bustained into and ascertain the amount of damages (if any) sustained 
TOnonhe^iran*"*^y ^**'* M. LeavenwoFth, mail contractor on route two thou- 
S?of hu'cOTi-sand five hundred and four, by reason of the transfer of the 
^^^' contract for carrying the mail on said route from said Leaven- 

worth to John Orchard, on the twentieth of September, one 
^oumof^uch thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight ; and the Postmaster 
paidlum. * General is required to pay such damages ascertained out of the 
J'wo years ai- current appropriation for mail transportation; and the said 
m^e hia"^f Leavenworth shall be allowed the term of two years to make 
his proof of such damages. 

Approved, August 6, 1846. 



[No. 20 ]— JOINT RESOLUTION direcUng the payment of certain rolun- 
teen and militia, under the limitations therein prescribed. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
Certain vol un-/^c United States of America in Congress assembled^ That 
andreceiYe^^^^ Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and re- 
tefiervice under quired to cause to be paid, out of the appropriation made by 
SSnea °m^*be ^'^^ acl providing for the prosecution of the existing war he- 
paid out of thetween the United States of America and the Repjiiblic of Mex- 
JPP~P™jJ**'^j'3° ico, approved the thirteenth day of May, one thousand eiglu 
1846, ^ 'hundred and forty-six, to the volunteers and militia, called and 
actually received by virtue of the orders of General E. P. 
Gaines, into the service of the United States during the present 
year, and discharged before joining the army, and such ciompa- 
nies as were actually organized and rendezvoused under said 
call, including the two companies of Major Gally's command; 
and the company at Baton Rouge arsenal ; and also the com- 
pany of Mississippi volunteers, [Natchez Fencibles,) and also 
the company of Mississippi volunteers, (Pontotoc Rovers,) or- 
ganized and assembled ai Vicksbtng, and afterwaids disbanded 
or discharged, and the companies of Ohio volunteers assembled 
at camp Wasfiington, near Cincinnati, and who claim to have 
been mustered into service, one day's pay and allowances for 
every day detained in service, and the usual travelling allow- 
where individ-ances, and no more. And further, that where Stalesor indi- 
have °paid**ex'^*^"^'^ ^^^^ P"*^ ^^e expenses or provided the means of trans- 
penses or pro- portal ion of volunteers to the place of rendezvous, and furnish- 
toUon,&«"*i{^w®^ subsistence or clothing, the proportional amount thus fur- 
to be refunded, nished to each man, not exceeding the legal allowance to each, 
may be charged on the pay rolls, and withheld and paid to the 
onS?wn?andS^^^« ^^ individual who actually provided the same. Aod 
aeaiataiit sur- further, that when surgeons and assistant surgeons have attended 
geon«— and of rgg.jj^gjj^g ^f volunteers to^the time when medical officers, duly 



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said regiments, they may receive the same rate of compensa- 
tion, and to a like number as provided tor by law ; and persons 
doing- the duties of assistant quartermasters and assistant com- 
missariBs, under lilce circumstances, may in like manner receive 
the same rate of compensation, and to a like number, as au- ,, 

thorized by. existing law. 
Approved, August 8, 1846. 



pfo. 81.]— JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of John B. Denlpn and Cur- 
tis Humphreys. 

J3e a resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the United States of America in Congress assembled^ That Reiieyed from 
John B. Denton and Curtis Humphreys, and their guarantors, JJ^P^f^^j^j^^y^^^ 
be relieved from any supposed responsibility they may have in- comply with 
currod by reason of the failure of the said John B. Denton and ^^ tile"pSt 
Curtis Humphreys to comply with their contract with the Post office Dept. 
Office Department. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



[No, 22.].^OINT RESOLUTION for the relief of SheWen B. Hays. 

Resolved 6p the Senate and House of Represetitatives of the 
United States of America in Congress asassembledy That the ^o bej)wdiM2 
Postmaster General be, and he is.hereby, required to pay Shel-maiiBemceB. 
den B. Hayes, out of the reveuues of the Post Office Depart- 
ment, the sum of three hundred and forty -two dollars and six- 
ty-seven cents, it being a balance due him for mail services up- 
on route Washington to Bedford, Pennsylvania^ in the winter 
of eighteen hundred and thirty-nine. 

Approved, August 8, 1846. 



[No. 33.]— A RESOLUTION appoiDtlng regetklsof theSmithsoaian InstUutioD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Bepresefitative^ of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That Ru- RMennof ih* 
fus Choale, of Massachusetts, Gideon Hawley, of New York,f,JJ5^™*^**- 
Richard Rush, of Pennsylvania, William C. Preston, of South 
Carolina, and Alexander Dallas Bache and Joseph G. Totten, 
residents of the city of Washington, be, and the same are here- 
by, appointed regents of the Smithsonian Institution, in accor- 
dance with the provisions of the act establishing said institution. 

Approved August 10, 1846. 



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[No. 34.]-^A RESOLUTION reUUrd to errors and defective retuna in certaiD 
surreys, plats, and field notes. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of tk 

CommuiaioDer United States of America in Congress assembled^ Thai ihe 

Offiw^ifice^ ^^"*"^*^*^'^®'^ ^^ ^**® General Land office be, and he is hereby, 

tain danura authorized to employ some suitable pei-son to ascertain and re- 

uurcbaMra «5"P^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^'^ Commissioner of the General Land Office the 

certain land inamount of damages sustained by the icspective purchasers of 

Michigan. public lands in township one south, range seven cast, in the 

State of Michigan, (or by their respective assignees and lega\ 

representatives,) by, or in consequence of, the erroneous or 

fraudulent surveys of said township, or of (he imperfect or 

false returns thereof; and it shall be the duty of such person 

so employed, to proceed to such township, and, upon view of 

the premises, and upon hearing the proofs of ibe parties io Id- 

terest, to estimate and ascertain $aid damages, .and to report his 

• opinion and decision thereon, specifying in his said report each 

individual case, and the fiaicts and reasons upon which his opio- 

ion may be founded. 

Approved, August 10, 1846. 



[No. 25.]— A RESOLUTION declaratory of the act passed twenty Ihinl Au- 
gust, eighteen hundred and forty two, entitled "An act for ihe relief w 
Charles F. Sibbald." 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
Hia claim to be t^e United States of Atnerica in Congress assembled, Thai 
aujtedandsei-ij^ carrying into effect the act (entitled « an act for the relief of 
Charles F. Sibbald," passed twenty-third August, eighteen huD- 
di-ed and forty two, the Secretary of the Treasury of the United 
Slates be, and he is hereby authorized and required to audit 
and liquidate the claims and demands of said Sibbald upon 
principles of law and equity, and in such'manner as to secure 
to said Sibbald an indemnification for the injuries and dama- 
ges sustained by him, occasioned by the int^ference of ih* 
agents of the government with his property and rights, and oa 
such proofs as are usually received in similar cases by the a^ 
counting officers of the government. 
Approved, August 10, 1846. 



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TREATIES. 



COXVEXTfON WITH THE GR \ND DUCHY OF HESSE CAS3EL FOR 
THEABOIJTION OF THE DROIT D'AUBAINE AND OF TAXES 
OJi liMIGRATlON. 



CONCLUDED MARCH 26, 1844. 



By the President of the United States of ^^merica : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas a Convention between the United States of America 
and His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Ilesse was con- gjj^j^**»«^^™<* 
eluded and signed by their Plenipotenuaries, ai Berlin, on Mawf as, iSS? 
^e twemy-sijKih day of March, one thousand eiglit hundred 
and forty-four, which Convention, being in the French and 
English languages, is, word for word, as follows : 



ConyentioD 



^omniion pour raboliiion 
^^ueUe du droit d'aubaine 
^i des taxes sur Vemiffra- 
'»» enire les ElaisUnis 
^Amet^ue et le Grand 
Ouchi de Hesse. 

LesElats-Unis d'Amerique, 
?.«ne part, et Son Aliesse 
^y«Je le Grand Due dc 
?««», de I'autne partjdesirant 
J?aJeinent d'ecarter les restric- 
^lOQsqui existent actuellement 



. . .^iB terriloires sur I'ac- 
.I^Kuions et Talienation des 



OiftQs, par lenrs citoyeos et su- 
J^^ fcspectife, sont convenu 

^^^ ce but d'enirer, ea nego- 

«ation. 

Pouratteindre ce but dfisir- 
r^^e Resident des Etais- 
^* d^Amerique a muni de 



Convention for the mutual 
abolition of the droit (Tau- 
baine and taxes on emigra- 
Hon between the United 
S fates of •America and tlie 
Grand Duchy of Hesse. 

The United States of Amer- PrMmblA. 
ica on the one part, and His 
Royal Highness the Graod 
Duke of Hesse, on the other 
part, being equally desirous of 
removing the restrictions which 
exist in their territories upon 
the acquisition and transfer of 
property by their respective 
citizens and subjects, have 
agreed to enter inio negotia- 
tion for this purpose. 

For the attainment of this Negotiatiani 
desirable object, the President 
of the United States of Amer- 

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pleins pouvoirs le Sieur Hen- 
ry Wheaton, leur Envoye Ex- 
traordinaire et Ministre Pleni- 
poientiure pres Ja Cour de Sa 
Majesld le Roi de Prusse, et 
Son Allesse Royale le Grand 
Ducde Hesse a muni de pl^eins 
pouvoirs Monsieur le Baron de 
Shaeffer- Bernstein, son Cham- 
bellan, Colonel, et Aide-de- 
Canip, et Son Mioislre Resi- 
dent pres Sa Majesfi le Roi 
de Prusse, lesquels, apies avoir 
£chang6 leurs pleins pouvoirs, 
trouvis en bonne et due forme, 
ont arrete les articles suivaos : 

Article I. 



ica has conferred full powers 
on Henry Wheaton, their En- 
voy Extraordinary and Minis- 
ter Plenipotentiary at the Court 
of His Majesty ihe King of 
Prussia, and his Royal High- 
ness the Grand Duke of Hesse 
upon Baron Shaefler Bernstein i 
his Chamberlain, Colonel, Aid- 
de camp, and Minister Resi-; 
dent near His Majesty the 
King of Prussia, who, after i 
having exchanged their said 
full powers, found in due and 
proper form, have agreed to 
the following articles : 

Article I. 



Droit d'aubaiiio Toute cspece de droit d'au- 
aboiished. baine, droit de retroitc, et droit 
de detraction, ou impot d'emi- 
graiion^ est etdemeurera aboli, 
entre les deux parties contrac- 
tantes, leuiis Etats, citoyens et 
stijets respectifs. 



Article H. 

Heirs of real Si par la mort de qiielque 
JS^'^^'ff^lJjpersonne possedant des im- 
aame and wiih- meubles ou bien-fonds sur le 
tow^tho P'O'territoire de I'ane des parties 
cofltractantes, ces immeubles 
ou bien-fonds venaient a passer, 
^^on les lois dii pays, & un 
citoyen ou sujet de I'autre par- 
tie, cclui^^i, si par sa qualite 
d'6franger il est inhabilie a les 
poss^dier, obtiendm un delai de 
deux MS, qui, d'apres les cir- 
coYlstances, poilrra ^re eon- 
Tenablement prolong^, pour 
les vendi-e, et pour en rctiref le 
produit, sans obsCttclo et ex- 
empt de (oul dmitde t^tottue 
de la part du Ooayernement 
des Etats respectifi. 



Every kind of droit d'aii- 
baine, droit de retraife, and 
droit de detraction, or tax on 
emigration^ is, hereby; and 
shall remain abolished, be- 
tween the two contracting 
parties, their States, citizens, , 
and subjects, respectively. 

Article H. 

Where, on the death of any | 
person holding real property 
within the territories of one 
party, such real property, 
would, by the laws of the, 
land, descend on a subject or 
citizens of the other, were he 
not disqualified by alienage, , 
such citizen or subject shall be 
allowed a term of two years to 
sell the sanfte— which term 
may be reasonably prolonged i 
according to oireiimsiciinces— | 
and to withdraw the proceeds | 
thereof, without molestf^tion, ; 
' atod exempt from all duties of 
d^traeiion on the 'pait o€ the 
Government of the respective 
Stiites. 



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Artjcle hi. 

Le9 cstoyteos. ou sujets de 
*ohactine des parties confrac- 
(antes auront/ dans les Etats 
^o PaiiCre, ia liberte de disposer . 
de leuFs bietis ' laobiliers, soil 
par testament, donation, ou au- 
tremMit; et leurs h^ritiers, 
^etant citoyens evi sttjets de 
i'autre partie conlractante, sue- 
^ederont a ieurs bions, soit en 
vertu d'un testament ou ad in- 
4esiat0j et \U pourroiiien pren- 
dre possession, soit en personne, 
sott par i'autres agissant en 
iBuf place^ et en disposeront a 
Jear votoat6, ea ne 'payant 
-d'autres droits que ceux adx- 
<<l(iels ies habitans du pays ou 
.«e irouvent les dits biens sont 
4issujettis en pareille occasion. 

Artkhls IV. 

En cas d'absence des heri- 
^ers, on proudra provjsoire- 
tfnent des dits biens mobiliers 
«ou 'immobiliers ies m^es 
ssoina qu'on aiirait pris, en pa- 
rielle occasion, des biens des 
^latifsdu pays, jusqu^i ce que 
le propri^taire legiume, ou la 
perspnne qui a le droit de les 
wendie^ d'apies Particle deux, 
«it agree des arrongemens pour 
Tecueiller I'h^ritage ou en dis- 

-^Articlb V. 

SKI 8?eleve des .coateatar 
4ioii3 edtve diff^rens pr^teo- 
daos^ ayaat. d«oit a la sueccs* 
flips, eUes serioatddcidees^ en 
^dtrnier rrasort-^lan les lois et 
par les juges du pays ou la 
/subcessida est Taeanie. 
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Article III. 

The citizens or subjects ofJJJJS^'^*^ 
each of the contracting patties Jo^^StJ^e 
shall have power to dispose of?*???"?**'^^^ 
then* personal property within 
the States of the other, by tes- 
tament, donation dr otherwise; 
and their heirs, being citizens 
or subjects of the other coq> 
tracting party, shall succeed to 
their said .personal property, 
whether by testament or ah in- 
tesiato, and may take posses- 
sion thereof, either by them- 
selves or by others actiog for 
them, and dispose of the same 
af their pleasure, paying such 
duties only as the lahabitaots 
of the country where the said' 
property lies shall be liabie to 
pay in like cases. 

ARTXCI.B IV. 

In case of the absence of ^^^ 2mh«nto*b^ 
heirs, the same care shall 'bsiSbencttebf. 
taken, provisionally, of such 
real or personal praperty as 
would be taken in a like ctise 
of property belonging to the 
natives of the country, until 
the lawful owner, or the per- 
son who has a right to sell the 
same, acciording to article sec- 
ond, may take measures to re- 
ceive or dispose of the inheri- 
tance. 

Ar'tici.b V. 

If any dispute should arise w^ijij^tob* 
between diiferent claimams tof^^ ulwi^^^ 
the ^eame inheritance, they 
riioll be decided, in the last re< 
sort, according to the laws and 
by the judges of the country 
: where the property is situated. 



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Article VI. 

CoDi^ntian Cette Convention gem rati- 
SSri?£j?^fi6e par le Presidenl des Elats- 
Unis d'Ameriqae, par et avec 
I'avis et le consentment de leur 
Sentit, et par Son Altcaae Ro- 
yal e le Grande Due de Hesse, 
et les ratifications en serront 
echangees a Berlin, dans I'es- 
pace de six mois, a dater de ce 
jour, ou plutot si fair se epeut. 



En foi de quoi, les Plenipo- 
tentiaries respectifs ont signe 
les articles cidessus, tant en 
Pran^nis qu'en Anglaise, et y 
ont appose leurssceaux, decla- 
rant (outefois que la signature 
dans ces deux langues ne doit 
pas, par la suite, £tre citee 
commc exemple, ne en aucune 
maniere porter prejudice aiix 
parties contractantes. 

Fait par quadruplicata, en 
CKoMd Marehia ville de Berlin, le vingt-six 
tMW4. J,, p^^jg jg Mars, Fan de Gtace 
mille huit cent quarante-qua- 
tre, et le soixante-huitieme de 
I'Independance des Etats-Unis 
d'Am6riqne. 



Henry Wheaton, [l. e.] 



ARTICI.S YI. 

This GonveHlioR shall be 
ratified by the President of the 
United States of America, by 
and wiih the advice and con- 
sent of their Senate, and by 
His Royal Highness the Grand 
Duke of Hesse,, and (be ratifi- 
cations shall be exchanged ai 
Berlin, within the term of six 
months from the date of (he 
signature hereof, or sooner if 
possible. 

In faith of which, the res- 
pectiTe Plenipotentiaries have 
signed the above atticies, both 
in French and English, and 
havethereto affixed their seals ; 
declaring, « nevertheless, that 
the signing in both languages 
shall not hereafter be cited as a , 
precedcRt, nor in any way 
operate to the prajudiee of the 
contracting parties. 

Done in quadruplicata, m 
the city of Berlin, ou the 
twenty- sixth day of March, in 
the year of our Lord one' thou- 
sand eight hundred and forty- 
four, and the sixty-eighth of 
the Independence of the Unit- 
ed States of America. 

Baron DB ScRAEFFEn^ Bern- 
stein, [l. s.] 



And whereas the said Gonvention has been tluly ratified on 
lUtifiMtioniez-both parts, and the respective ratifications of (he same hnving 
u!im. ^*"been exchanged, to wit: at Berlin, on the sixteemh day of 
October, one thousand eight himdred and forty four, by Tbeo- 
doi« S. Fay,"Chaig6 d'Afiaires oH interim of the United 
. States, and Baron de Schaefler-Bemstein, Oliamberiain, Colo- 
nel, Aid de- Camp, and Minister Resident of His JRoyal High- 
ness the Grand Duke of Hesse near (he Conit of his Majesty (he 
King of Prussia, on the part of their respective Oovernmmts : 

Convention ^^^^ THERRPORE, BE IT KNOWN, that I, JAMES' K. 

KcUimed SthPOLK, President of the United States of America, have caused 
y, 1845. the said Convention to be made public, to (he end that the 
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fulfilled witli good faith^ by the United States and the citizens 
thereof. t^i/'^Z^;^ 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and 
caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. 

Done at the City of Washington, this eighth day of May, in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
[sBAL.] and forty-five, and of the Independence of the United 
States the sixty- ninth. 

M^ JAMES K. POLK. 

By the President : 

James Buchanan, fifecrefary of State. 



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TREATY WITH BELGIUM, OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION, 
CONCLUDED NOVEMBER 10, 1845. 



By tJie President of the Uniled Siaies qfAmenca: 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Treaty with Wherens, a treaty of commerce and navigation, between the 

w'fw/ ^^''' United Slates of America and his Majesty the King of the 

* Belgians, was concluded and signed at Brussels, on the tenth 

day of November, one thousand eight hundi-ed and forty-five, 

which treaiy, being in ihe English and French languages, is, 

word for word, as follows : 



Piwunble. 



Ti'eaty of commerce and nav- 
igation betweeti the United 
States of •America and his 
Majesty ihe King of ihe 
Belgians. 

The United Slates of Amer- 
ica on the one part, and his 
Majesty ihe King of the Bel- 
gians on the other part, wish- 
ing to regulate in a formal man- 
ner their reciprocal relations of 
commerce and navigation, and 
further lo strengthen, through 
the development of their inte- 
rests respectively, the bonds of 
friendship and good under- 
"standingso happily established 
between the governments and 
people of the two countries; 
and desiring, with this view, to 
conclude, by common agree- 
ment, a treaty establishing con- 
ditions equally advantageous 
to the commerce and naviga- 
tion of both states, have, (o that 
effect, appointed as their plen- 
ipotentiaries, namely : the Pre- 
sident of the United States, 
Thomas G. Clemson, charge 
d'affaires of the United Slates 
of America to his Majesty the 



Trail e de commerce et de na- 
vigation entre sa Majtsti 
le Roi des Beiges et les 
EiatsUnis d^imerique- 



Sa Majeste Ic Roi des Beiges 
d'une part, et les Etats-Unis 
d'Amerique d'autre part, vou- 
lant r6gler d'une maniei^ for- 
melle les relations reciproques 
de commerce et de navigation, 
et foriifier de plus en plas,|>ar 
le 56v61oppement des int^ieis 
respectifs, les liens d'arnitie et 
de bonne intelligence si heu- 
reusement 6iablis entres les 
deux gouvernements et les 
deux peuples; desirant, dans 
cet but, arreter, de comnum 
accord, un lraii6, siipulantdes 
conditions egaleraent avanta- 
gcuses au commerce el a la 
navigaiion des deux eiats, ont, 
a cet cfFet, nonuL^ pour leurs 
plenipoientiaires, savoir : Sa 
Majesi* le Roi des Beiges, le 
sieur Adolphe Declianips, ofli- 
cier de TOrdre de Leopold, 
chevalier de I'Ordre de FAigle 
Rouge de premiere classe, 
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King of die Belgians ; and his 

Majesty the King of the Bel- 
gians, M. Adolphe Dechamps, 
-officer of (he Order of Leopold, 
knight of the Order of the Red 
Eagle of the first class, grand 
cross of the order of St. Michel 
of Bavaria, his minister for for- 
eign affairs, a member of the 
Chamber of Representants, 
who, after having communi- 
cated to each other their full 
powers, asceitained to be in 
good and proper form, have 
ogreed and concluded the fot« 
lowing articles : 

Article I. 

There shall be full and en- 
tire freedom of commerce and 
navigation between the inhab- 
itants of the two countries; and 
the same security and protec- 
tion which is enjoyed by the 
citizens or subjects of each 
country, shall be guarantied on 
both sides. The said inhabi- 
tants, whether established or 
temporarily residing within 
any ports, cities, or places what- 
ever, of the two countries, shall 
not, on account of their com- 
merce OL industry, pay any 
other or higher duties, taxesj or 
imposts, than those which shall 
be levied on citizens or subjects 
of the country in which they 
may be ; and the privileges, imr 
inunities,and otherfavors, with 
regard to commerce or industry, 
enjoyed by the citizens or sub- 
jects of one of the two states, 
shall i)e common to those of 
the other. 

Articu: II. 



Michel de Baviire, MiaistflQ 
des Affaires Etrangires, Mem- 
bre de la Cbambre des Repre- 
sentants; et son Excellence le 
President des EtatsUnis, le 
sieur Thomas G. Glemson^ 
charge d'affaires des Etats- 
Unis d'Amirique pr^s sa Ma- 
jest i le Roides Beiges; le^ 
quels apress'etre communique 
leui-s pleins pouvoirs, trouve^ 
en bonne et due forme, ont ar- 
r^te et conchi les articles sui- 
vants: 



Articlb 1. 

U y aura pleiue et entiere Freedom or 
liberte de commerce et de ^av-^™?"*^.^ 
igation entre les habitans descurity aDd*pi^ 
deux pays, et la mime si^cu-J^'i^" ^^ 
rite et protection dont jouissentofeachcowitri/ 
les nalionaux, seront garanlies 
des deux parts. Ces habitans 
ne payeront point, a raison de 
leur commerce ou de leur In- 
dustrie, dans les ports, villes, 
ou lieiix quelconques des deux 
etats,soit qu'ils s'y etablissent, 
soK qu'ils y resident tempora- 
irement, des droits, taxes^ ou 
impots autre on plus^levesque 
ceux qui se percevront sur les 
nationaux; et les privileges, 
immunites, et autres . faveun 
dont jouissest en mati^re de 
commerce ou d'industrie les 
citoyens ou sujets de I'un des * 
deux etats, seront conununs a 
ceux de IWtre. 



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Belgian vessels, whether co- Xjee navires Beiges vMiant B«ig)fai vtMfii 
mingfrom a Belgian or a for- d'ua port Beige ou d'un portj^jj^^^^^fg^ 
eif a port, shall no4 pay, either 6tranger> »e payeront poiiit a jme ihan t«»- 

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on entering or ka^iiig Ibe ports 
of the United States, wimtever 
may be their destination, any 
other or higher daties of ton- 
nage, pilotage, anchorage, bu- 
oys, lighthouses, clearance, 
brokerage, or generally other 
charges whatsoever, than are 
required from vessels of the 
United States in similar cases. 
This, provision extends, not 
only to duties levied for ihe 
benefit of the state, but also to 
those levied for the benefit of 
provinces, cities, countries, dis- 
tricts, townships, corporations, 
or any other division or juris- 
diction, whatever may be its 
desigtiation. 

Article III. 

VMMlsof 17.S. Reciprocally, vessels of the 
wdSil^Df ton'^"'^^^ States, whether coming 
nage than Bel- from a "port of said Slates, or 
gianveMeii. f^Q^^ a foreign port, shall not 
pay, either on entering or leav- 
ing the ports of Belgium, what- 
ever may be their, destination, 
any other or higher duties of 
tonnage, pilotage, anchorage, 
buoys, light-houses, clearance, 
brokerage, or generally other 
charges whatever, than are re- 
quired from Belgian vessels in 
similar cases. This provision 
extends not only to duties lev- 
ied for tho benefit of the state, 
but also to those levied for the 
« benefit of provinces, cities, 
countries, districts,. townships, 
corporations, or any other divi- 
sion or jurisdiction, whilPever 
may be its designation. 



Article IV. 

itMiitiitum of The restitution by Belgmm 
of the duty levied by the Gov- 
emment of the Neiheriands on 



leur entree dans les ports des 
Etats-Unis, ou a leur sortie, 
quelle que soit leur destination, 
d'autres ni de plus forts droits 
de tonnage, de pilotage, d'aa- 
crage, de balisage, de feux et 
de fanaux, d'expedition et de 
courtage,ni generalement d'au- 
tres charges que celles exigees 
des batimens de P Union dans 
lesmemescas. Cequi precede 
s'entend, non seulement des 
droits perpusau profit de I'^tat, 
niais encore de tous droits per- 
pus au profit des provinces, vii- 
ios, arondissemens, communes, 
juridiclions, corporations, etc., 
sous quelque terme qu'elles pu- 
issent etre designees. 

ArTiclb 3; 

Reciproquement, les navires 
des Etais-Unis, veuanl d'un 
\yoTi national ou d'un port etran- 
ger, ne payeront point, a leur 
entree dans Ics ports de Qelgi- 
que ou a leur sortie, quelle que 
soit leur destination, d'autres 
ni de plus fortdroitsde tonnage, 
de pilotage, d'ancrage, de bali- 
sage, de feux ct de fanaux, 
d'expedition et de courtage, ni 
generalement d'autres chaj^ges, 
que celles exigees des batimens 
Beiges dans les m&mes cas. 
Ce qui precede s'entend non 
seulement des droits perpus au 
profit de l'6lat, mais encore de 
tous droits perp us au profit des 
provinces, villes, arrondisse- 
mens, communes, juridictions, 
corporal ions, etc. , sous quelque 
terme qu'elles puissent £tre de- 
signees. 

Article 4. 

Le remboursement par ia 
Bel^ique du droit perpu sur la 
navigation de TEscaut par le 



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the navigation of the Scheldt, 
in virtae of the third paragraph 
of the ninth article of the treaty 
of- April nineteenth, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-nine, is 
guarantied to the vessels of the 
United States. 

Article V. 

Steam vessels of the United 
States and of Belgium, enga- 
ged in regular navigation be- 
tween the United Slates and 
Belgium, shall be exempt in 
both countries from the pay- 
ment of duties of tonnage, an- 
chorage, buoys, and 
houses. 



light. 



Article VL 

As regards the coasting trade 
between the ports of either 
country, the vessels of the two 
nations shall lie treated on both 
sides on the same footing with 
the vessels of the most favored 
nations. 

Article VII. 

Articles of every description, 
wl^ether proceeding from the 
soil, industry, or warehouses of 
of Belgium, directly imported 
therefrom, into the ports of the 
United States, in Belgian ves- 
sels, shall pay no other or 
higher duties pf import than if 
they were imported under the 
flag of said States. 

And, reciprocally, articles of 
every description directly im- 
ported into Belgium from the 
United States, under the flag 
of the said States, shall pay no 
other or higher duties than if 
(hey were imported under the 
Belgian 4ag. 



gouvernement des Pays-Baa, 
en vertu du paragraphe trotsi- 
erne de l^article neuf du trait6 
dudix-neuf Avril,mil Imitoent 
trente-neuf, est garanti a\ix na* 
vires des Etats-Unis. 



Article 5. 

Les bateaux a vapeur Bel- steam vmmIs 
ges et des Etats-Unis fai8ant,jJ,^*eS 
un service regulier de naviga-^moortaindor 
tion entre la Belgique et les^**' 
Etats-Unis, seront exemptes, 
dans I'une et I'autre pays, du 
paiement des droits de tonnage, 
d'aticrage, de balisage, de feux 
et de fanaux. 

Article 6. 

En cc qui concerne i'exer- coaatiBgve.- 
cice du cabotage, (commerce tais on the loot- 
de port a port,) les navires desjPf^^^^^^SwSS 
deux nations seront trailes, de 
part et d'autre, sur le m^me 
pied que les navires des nations 
les plus favorisees. 

Article 7. 

Les objets de toute nature Produce of Bei> 
provenant soit du sol, s©it de^"™, j.™l»g«? 

li- J ^ • '.J . A. inioU.B.mBel* 

rmduslrie, sou des entrepots gian veeteis to 
de Belgique, impori6s en droit- S^yi^J^^i^^^^^Jf 
ure de Belgique par naviresiwnedm Ame« 
Beiges, dans les ports desEtats- «<»« voaaeie. 
Unis d'Amerique, ne paieroiu 
d'autres ni de plus forts droits 
d'entree que s'ils etaient im- 
port's en droiture sous le pa- 
vilion des dils Etats. 

EtT-'ciproquement, les ob-lVodaceofU.S. 
jets de toute nature iraportfesg^P^'S Jj^ 
en droiture en Belgique destbe flag of th^ 
Etats-Unis d'Amerique, 80USj^^;|j?JJ*^^ 
pavilion de ces Etats, n^acquit- than imported 
teront d'autres ni de plus forts jJiJ^^P^''*^ 
droits que s'ils etaient importes 
en droiture sous pavilion Belge« 



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It 18 well understocMl : 

Goodamuitbe igt That ihe goods sljaU 

^Tn^Sihtive been really pni on board 

declared to in the ports IVom \)^hich they 

^"®' are dedared respectively to 

Puttinj^-in at come . 

^!riiot"l?be 2d. That a piitting-in at an 

a forfeiture in intermediate port, produced by 

••''^^^•■' unconirollable circumstances, 

duly proved, does not occasion 

the forfeiture of the advantage 

allowed to direct importation. 

Article VIIL 



11 est bien eniendu : 

1^. Que les marchandiaes 
devront aToir ete reellement 
chaigees dans les ports d'our 
el les auront ete declares res- 
pectivement provenir. 

29. Que la relache force»5 
dans les ports iniermediaires 
pour des causes de force ma- 
jeure dument justifi6e, ne fait 
pas perdre le benefice de I'im- 
portation en droiture. 

Article 8. 



Merchandise Articles of every description, 
the produce of imported into the United States 
faSS'rtS^SvJr.f^^^ other countries than Bd- 
■eiT of either gium, under the Belgian flag, 
STWuSSBhallpay no other or higher 
than thofce of duties whatsoever, than if they 
SrM?Sn?'''""*^ad been imported under the 
flag of the most favored foreign 
nation, other than the flag of 
the country from which the im- 
portation is made. And, recip- 
rocally, aj'tieles of every de- 
scription, imported under the 
flag of the United States into 
Belgium, from other countries 
tlian the United States, shall 
pay no other or higher duties 
whatsoever, than if they bad 
been imported under the flag 
of the foreign nation most fa* 
Tored, other than that of the 
country from which the impor- 
tation is made. 



Les objects de toute nature- 
import^saux Btats-Unts d'ail- 
leurs que de Belgique, sous pa- 
vilion Beige, ne payeront d'au- 
tres ni de plus forts droits quel- 
conques, que -si I'imporiation 
etait efiectuce sous le pavilion 
de la nation ctrangfere la plus- 
fa vorisee, aiitre que le pavilloti 
du pays meme d'od I'importa- 
tion a lieu. Et r6ciproque- 
ment, les objets de'tout nature, 
import^s sous . pavilion des 
Etats-Unis en Belgique, d'ail- 
leiirs que des Etats-Unis, ne 
paieront d'autres ni de plus 
forts droits quelconqnes, que 
si Pimportation 6tait effectu6e 
sous le pavilion de la natiorv 
^irangere la plus favorisee, tiu- 
tre que cehii du pays mftme 
d'ott i'importation a lieu^ 



Article IX. 



Article ft. 



Articles ei|»rt- Articles of every descri ption, 
SoimiTinVeJ^ exported by Belgian vessels, or 

S^*h8*!lJb^wt'^ **^^® ^^ *^® United Slates 
loMoiberi^^^f America, from the ports of 
^orfoniMJi-either country to any country 
«rAir>»i«£y whatsoever, shall be subjected 
I exi>pru-< to no other duties or formalities 
than such as are required for 
exportation under the flag of 



Les objets de toute nature 
queiconque exportds par na- 
vires Beiges on par ceux de» 
EtalsUnis d'Amerique des 
ports de I'un ou de I'autre de 
ces etats vers quelque pays que 
ce soit, ne seront assujettis tl 
des droits ou d des foiimiHtes 
autres que ceux exigte pout 



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the country where the ship- 
ment is made. 

Article X, 

All premiums, drawbacks, or 
other favors of like nature, 
which may be allowed in the 
states of either of the eontract- 
iDg parties, upon goods im- 
ported or exported in national 
vessels, shall be likewise, and 
in the same manner, allowed 
upon goods imported directly 
from one of the two countries, 
by ii8 vessels, into the other, or 
exported from one of the two 
countries, by the vessels of the 
other, to smy destination what- 
soever. 

Article XI. 

The preceding article is, 
however, not to apply to the 
importation of salt, and of the 
produce of the national fisher- 
ies ; each of the two parties re- 
serving to itself the faculty of 
granting special privileges for 
the importation of those arti- 
cles under its own dag. 

Article XII. 

The high contrnoting par- 
ties agree to consider and to 
treat as Belgian vessels, and as 
vessels of the United States, all 
those which, being provided 
by the competent authority 
ivith a passport, sea letter, or 
any other suflicient document, 
shall be recognised conforma- 
bly with existing laws as nar 
tional vessels in the country to 
which they respectively belong. 



rexportation par pdviUon na* 
tional. 

Artxclb 10. 

Les primesi restitutions, ou Premmnifl,^^. 
autres fiaveurs, de cette nature, JoSdTunpartS 

aui pourraient etre accordeesor exported in 
ans les etals des deux parties J^TelTindZT 
contractantes, sur des marchaa- 
dises imporl6es ou exportees 
par des navires nationaux, se- 
ront aussi, et de la memo man- 
iere, accord^es aux marcban- 
dises irnport^es direoiement de . 
I'un des deux pays sur ses na- 
vires dans I'autre, ou exportees 
de I'un des deux pays, par les 
navires de Pautre, vers quelqoe 
destination que ce soit. 

Article II. 

II est neanmoins deroge aux importation of 
dispositions qui precedent pour ***' ©wopted. 
I'importation du sel etdes pro- - 
duits de la peche nationale; 
les deux pays se reservaot la 
faculte d'accorder aux impor* 
tations de ces articles par pa- 
vilion national des privileges 
speciaux. 

Article 12. 

Les haqtes parties contrac- Hew nationali- 
tantes convennient de conside- iLu^be^**^'* 
rer et de traiter comme navires tained. 
Beiges et comme navires dea 
Btats-Unis, tons ceux qui etant 
pourvus par Tautoriie compe- 
tente d'un passepoit, d'un let- 
tre de mer ou de tput autre doc- 
ument suffisant, seront,d'apres 
les lois existantes, recouuus 
comme nationaux dans le pays 
anquel ils appartiennent res^ 
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ARTICX.B XIII. 

VMTOii not to Belgian vessels and those of 
duty™w?*^Buch tlic Unilcd Stales may, confor- 
parti of theirnmbly wiihdtelawsof thetwo 

oarso iiH UTS dos* • i i • 

tined to another countries, retain on board, in 
oo«ntry. the poris of boih, ench parts of 

(heir cargoes as may he des- 
tined for a foreign country; 
and such parts shall not be 
subjected, either while they re- 
main on board, or upon re-ex- 
portation, to any charges wliat- 
soever, other than those for the 
prevention of smuggling. 

Article XIV. 

WarehoQwng During the period allowed 
of goodi. by the laws of the two coun- 
tries respeclively for the ware- 
housing of goods, no duties, 
other than those of watch and 
storage, shall be levied upon 
nriicles brotjght from either 
country into the other, whHe 
awaiting transit, reexporta- 
tion, or entry for consumption. 
Such goods shall in no case 
be subject to higher warehouse 
charges, or to other formalities, 
than if they had been imported 
under ihe flag of the country. 



Article XV. 

FaTors granted In .all that relates to duties 
t*2bL'c;^metom.of customs and navigation, the 
inon. two high contracting parties 

promise, reciprocally, not to 
grant any favor, privilege, or 
immunity, to any otlier state, 
which shall not instantly be- 
come common to the citizens 
and subjects of both parties 
respectively; gratuitously, if 
the concession or favor to such 
ether state is gratuitous, and 
on allowing the same compen- 



Article 13. 

Les navires Beiges et ceux 
des Etats-Unis jwurrbnt, con- 
formement aux loix des deux 
pays, conserver, a leur bord, 
dans les porres de I'un et de 
I'autre etat, les parties de car- 
gaison qui seraient destinees 
pour un pays eiranger; el ces * 
parties, pendant leur sejom a 
bord, ou lors de leur reexpor- 
tation, ne seront astreinles a 
aucuns droits qiieIconques,au- 
tres que ceux de surveillance. 

Article 14. 

Pendant le temps fix6 p«w 
les loix des deux pays respec- 
tivement pour Pentreposage 
des marchandises, il ne sera 
perf u aucuns droits autresqoc 
ceux de garde et d'eramaga- 
sinage sur les objects iniportfo 
de Pun des pays dans Tantre 
en attendant leur transit, leur 
reexportation ou lent mise en 
consommation. Ces objets, 
dans aucun cos, ne paierontde 
plus forts droits d'entrep6t et 
ne seront assujettis a d'autres 
formalites que s'ils avaient ete 
importes par pavilion naiional. 

Article 16. 

En tout ce qui conceme Iw 
droits de douane et de naviga* 
tion, les deux hautes parties 
contractantes se promettent tc- 
ciproquement de n'accorder 
aucune faveur, privilege, o« 
immunite a un autre etat, qui 
ne soil auesi et a Pinstant 6ten- 
du a leurs sujets ou citoyens 
respeclifs, gratuitement si la 
concession en faveur de I'autre 
etat est gratuite, et en donnant 
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satioQ 0r ils equivalent, if the 
coDcessioD is condiiional. 

Neither pf ihe contracting 
^parties shall lay upon goods 
proceeding from the soil or the 
industry of the other party, 
which may be imported into 
its ports, any other or higher 
duties of importation or reex- 
portaiion than are laid upon 
the importation and re- expor- 
tation of similar goods coming 
from any other foreign country. 



Article XVI. 



l'4quiiralent si la eoocession 
est conditionelle. 

Ni I'un ni I'autre des parties 
contractantes n'imposera sur 
les marchandisesprovenantdu 
sol ou de I'induslrie de Pautre 
partie, qui seront importees 
dans ses ports, d'auire ni de 
plus forts droits d'importation 
ou de reexportation, que ceux 
qui seront imposes sur I'impor* 
tation ou la reexportation de 
marchandiscs similaircsprove- 
nant de (out autre pays etran- 
ger. 

Article 16. 



In cases of shipwreck, dam- 
ages at sea, or forced putting* 
in, each party shall afford to 
the vessels of the other, wheth- 
er belonging to the state or (o 
individuals, thesame assistance 
and protection, and th^ same 
immunkies, which would have 
been granted to its own vessels 
in similar cases. 



En cas de naufrage, de dom- Reciprocal pro- 

mage eu mer, ou de rclache J^^JlS^JTn cSli- 

forcee, cbacque partie accorde* of ahipwiecki 

ra aux navires, soit de I'etatou**'* 

des particuliers de I'autre pays, 

la meme assistance et protection 

etlesm^mesimmuniiesquecel- 

les qui seraient accordees a ses 

propres navires dnns les ro^me 

Cas. 



Article XVIL 



Article 17. 



It is moreover agreed be- 
tween the two contracting par- 
ties, that the consuls and vice- 
consuls of the United States 
in the ports of Belgium, and, 
reciprocally, the consuls and 
vice consuls of Belgium in the 
ports of the Uriited States, 
shall continue to enjoy all the 
privileges, protection, and as- 
sistaiice, usually granted to 
them, and whieh may be ne- 
cessary for the proper discharge 
of their functions. The said 
consuls and vice consuls may 
cause to be arrested and sent 
back, either Jo their vessels or 
to their cou'ntry, such seamen 
as may have deserted from the 
vessels of "Hieir nation. To 
^his end, they shall apply in 



II est, en toutre-, convenu 
entre les deux parlies contrac- 
tantes, que les consuls et vice 
consuls des Etats-Unis dans 
les ports de Belgique, et r6ci- 
proquement les consuls et vice 
consuls de Belgique dans les 
ports des EtatsUnis, continue- 
rontajouirde tousles privileges 
et de toute la protection et assis- 
tance, qui leuf sont ordinaire- 
ment accordes cl qui peuvent 
6tre necessaires pour remplir 
convenablement lours fonc- 
tions. Les dits consuls et vice 
consuls pourront fairc arreler 
et renvoyer soit a bord, soit 
dans leur pays, les marins qui 
auraient desert6 des batimcnts 
de letir nation. A cet effet, 
ils s'addresseront par ecrit aux 



Consuls, their 
privileges. . 



Consuls may ar- 
rest and send 
back deserters, 
ik, may require 
assistance of lo- 
cal anthoritiea 
for such pur- 
pose. 



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writing; to (he competent local 
authorities, and they shall 
prove, by exhibition of ihe 
vessel's crew list, or other doc- 
ument, or, if she shall have 
departed, by copy of said doc- 
uments, duly ceriifietl by them, 
that the seamen whom they 
claim formed part of the said 
crew. Upon such demand, 
thus supported, the delivery of 
the deserters shall not be re- 
fused. They shall moreover 
reoeive all aid and assistance 
in searching for, seizing, and 
arresting such deserters, who 
shall, upon the requisition and 
at the expense of the consul 
or vice consul, be confined and 
kept in Che prisons of the conn- 
try until he shall have fourKi 
an opportunity for sending 
them home. If, however, such 
an opportunity should not oc- 
cur within three months after 
the arrest, the desertere shall 
be set at liberty, and shall not' 
again be anested for the same 
cause. ' It is, however, under- 
stood, that seamen of the coun- 
try in which the desertion shall 
occur 6re excepted from these 
provisions, unless they be nat- 
uralized citizens or subjects of 
the other country. 

Article XVIII. 

Article! of the Articles of all kinds, the tran- 
Si?,ftS.^t.S:«t of which is allowed in Bel- 
•it duty. gium, coming from or going 

to the United States^ shall be 
' . exempt from all transit duty 

in Belgium, when the trans- 
portation through the Bielgian 
territory is effected on the rail- 
roads of the state. 



autorites locales comp^tientes 
et jnstifieront par Pexhibition 
du role d'equipage ou des re- 
gistres du batiment, ou si le 
batiment etait parti, par copie 
des diies pieces, dument certi- 
fiee par eux, que les hommes 
qu'ils reclament faisaient parliei 
da dit Equipage. Sur celtej 
demande ainsi justifiee, la re- 
mise ne pourra leur etre refu- 
see. II leur sera donne, de 
plus, toute aide et assistance 
pour la recherche, saisie, et ar- 
restation des dii d6serteurs,qui 
seront memes detenus et gardes 
dans les prisons du pays, a la 
requisition et aux fraisdu con- 
sul ou vice consul, jusqu'ice 
qu'il ait trouve une occasion 
de les renvoy(5r chez eux. Si 
pourtant ceite occasion nese 
pr^sentait pas dans undelat 
de trois mois, a compter du jour 
de Harre^tation, les deecrteurs 
seront mis en liberie el ne pour- 
ront plus arreies pour la memo 
cause. II est entendu, neao- 
moins, que le marins du pays 
ou la desertion aura lieu sont 
exceptes de la pr^sente dispo- 
sition, a moins qu'ils ne soicnl 
natural is6s sujets ou citoyen* 
de I'autre pays. | 



Articlb 18. 

Les objels de toute naiure 
dont le transit est permit en 
Belgique, venant" des Etal^ 
Unis ou exp^dies vers ce payfr 
seront exempts de tout droit 
de transit en Belgique lorsquo 
le transport sur le terrlioif* 
Beige se fera par les cliemm* 
de fer de I'etat. 



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AATlfcLB XIX. 



▲RXiCIiE 19. 



The preteni ivc&ty shall be ia 
force dunng ten years from the 
dafe of the exchange of the 
ratifiou.ions, and until the ex- 
piration of inrelve months after 
either of the high contracting 
parties shall have announced 
to (he other its intention to ter- 
minate the operai ion thereof; 
each party reserving to itself 
the right of raahinff such de- 
<:laraiion to the otEcr, at the 
end of the icii years above- 
mentioned; and it is agreed, 
that after the expiration of the 
twelve months of prolonga- 
tion accorded on both sides, 
this treaty and all its stipula- 
tions shall cease to be in force. 



Le present tr>ite sera^n vi- Thw treaty to 
gueur pendant dix ans, a dater yl^ ^"^ * 
dii jour de i'echange des rati- 
fiications,et au dela de ce terme, 
jusqu^ i'expiration de dbuze 
mois api es que Tune des bautes 
parties contractantes aura an- 
ndn;ee a Pauire son inCebtion 
d^en faire cesser l^s effels : 
chacune d'elles se .reseryant le . 
droit de fuire a I'autre une telle 
ddclaraiion a I'expi ration des 
dix ans susmentionnto ; et il 
estcOhvenu, qu'apres les douze 
mois de prolongation accordes 
de part et d'autre, ce traite et 
toutes les stipulations qu'il ren- 
ferme cesseront d'etre obliga- 
toires. 



Article XX. 

This treaty shall be ratified 
and the ratifications shall be 
exchanged at Washington, 
within the term of six months 
after its date, or sooner if pos- 
sible ; and the treaty shall be 
put in execution within the 
term of twelve months. 

In faith whereof, the respec- 
tive plenipotentiaries have sign- 
ed the present treaty, in dupli- 
'Cate, and have affixed thereto 
4beir seals. Brussels, the tenth 
of Noverpber, eighteen hun- 
dred and forty-five. 
[l. 8.] Thos. G. Clbmson. 
£l. S-] A. Deck AMPS. 



Article 20. 

Ce traite sera rajifie et les JJ^Tn^rS 
raufications seront echangees ificaUons ex- 
a Washington, dans le terme J^*3[,J^**^ 
de six mois apres sa date, ou 
pluldt si faire se peut, et le 
traite sera mis a execution 
dans le terme de douze mois. 

Enfoi de quoi, les plenipo- signed Nor. 1<\ 
tentiaires respectifs ont signeW45. 
le present traite par duplicata^ 
et y ont appose leur sceau, a 
Bruxelles, le dix Novembre, 
mil huil cent quarante-cinq. 



[l. s.] a. Dechamps. 

[l. S.J Thos. G. Clbmson. 



And whereas the said Treaty has been duly ratified on both ^^Jj^^^JS 
parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were ex- so, ilS. 
changed at Washington, on the thirtieth day of March, one 
thousand eight hundred and forty-six, by James Buchanan, 
Secretary of State of the United States, and N. A. Beaulieu, 
Minister Kcsident of his Majesty, the King of the Belgians to 
the Government of the United States, on the part of their re- 
spective Goverametits: 



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T'^jJf^r Now, THBRBPORE, BE IT KNOWN, ihat I, JAMES K. 

liTTMe. POLK, President of the United States of America, have caused 
the said treaty to be made public, to the end that the same and 
every clause and article thereof may be observed and fulfilled 
with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and 
caused the seal of the United States to bh affixed. 

Done at the city of Washington, this thirty-first day of March, 
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred 
[seal.] and forty-six, and of the independence of the United 
States, the seventieth. 

JAMES k: polk. 

By the President : 

N, P, Tribt, Acting Secretary of State. 



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TRfiATT WITH THE CHINESE EMPIRE, OF PEACE, AMITY AND 
COMMERCE. 

CONCLUDED JULY 3d, 1844. 



1846. 



By the President of the United States of America. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas a treaty of peace,, amity, and commerce, between Treaty witb 
the United Slates of America and the Ta Tsing Empire, was 5244.*' ^"'^ ^ 
concUided and signed at Wang Hiya, on the third day of July, 
one thousand eight hundred and foriy-fourj. which treaty is, 
word for word, as follows : 



Preamble. 



Negotiatoia. 



THE UNITED STATES OP AMERICA ANDTHE TA TSING EMPIRE, 

Desiring to establish firm, lasting and sincere friendship be- 
tween the two nations, have resolved to fix, in a manner clear 
and positive, by means of a treaty or general convention of 
peace, amity, and commerce, the rules which shall in future be 
mutually observed in the intercourse of their respective coun- 
tries : for which mosL desirable object, the President of the Uni* 
ted States has conferred full powers on their commissioner, Ca- 
leb Cashing, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary 
of the United States to China: and the August Sovereign of 
the Ta Tsin^ empire, on his minister and commissioner extra- 
ordinary, Tsiyeng, of the Imperial bouse, a vice-guardian of 
the heir apparent, governor general of the Two Kwangs, and 
superintetident general of the trade and foieign intercourse of 
the Five Ports. 

And the said commissioners, after having exchanged their said 
full powers, and duly considered the preolise?, have agreed to 
the allowing articles : 

^ Article I. 

There shall be perfect, permanent, and universal peace, and a ^ce&iK«^ 
sincere and cordial amity, between the United States of Amer- ****** ^ P"^*"* 
ica on the one part, and the Ta Tsing empire on the olher part, 
and between their people, respectively, without exception of 
persons or places. * 

Article II. 

Citizens of the United Slates resorting to China for the pur- g.^l^"^*J^^ 
poses of commerce, will pay the duties of import and expert tain dotiea. 

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prescribed in (be tariff, which is fixed by and made a part of 

this treaty. Ttiey shall in no case be subject to other or higher 

duties than are or shall be required of the people of any other 

Fe««*ehargej nation whatever. Pees and charges of every eort are wholly 

exaction ' pun- abolished ; and officers of the revenue, who may be guilty of 

ished. exaction, shall be punished according (o the laws of China. If 

• (^^® Chinese TOvernment desire to modify in any respect the 

the tari^^iow Said tariff, such modifications shall be made only in consulta- 

«»de- tion with consuls or other functionaries thereto duly authorized 

in behalf of the United States, and with consent (hereof. And 

if additional advantages or privileges, of whatever deseription, be 

conceded hereafter by China to any other nation, the United 

Slates, and the citizens tiiereof, shall be entitled thereupon to a 

complete, equal and impartial participation in the same. 

Article III. 

rnreportB es- The citizens of the United States are permitted to frequtnt 

4abluhed. jjj^ gy^ ^^^ ^f Kwangchow, Amoy, Fuchow, Ningpo, and 

Sb«nghai, and to reside with their farailLeQand trade there, and 

to proceed at pleasure with their vessels and merchandise .to and 

from any foreign port and either of the said five ports, and from 

either of the said five ports to any other of them. But said 

veueii not u> vessels shall not unlawfully enter the other ports of China, nor 

l3?**'^'^bineleC wry on a clandestine and fraudulent trade alous iheeom 

portjinorairry (hereof. Aiid any vessel belonging to a citizen of the United 

^^tanctoirtine Qj^j^ which vioktcs this provision, shall, with her<5argo, be 

subjeato confiscaiion to the Chinese government. 

Articls IV. 

For the superintendence and regalatioa of the concerns of 
I?- 8- n»«yap. citizens of the United States doing business at the said fire 

pout coma . p^^^g^ ^j^^ government of the United States may appoint consuls 
or other officers at the same, who shall be duly recognised as 
such by the officers of the Chinese government, and shldl hold 
official intercourse and correspondence with the latter, either 
personal or in writing, as occasion may require^ on terms of 
equality and reciprocal respect. If disrespectfully treated or 
PrivUeges of Aggrieved in any way by the local authorities, said officers on 

•«*^*"- the one hand shall have the right to make representation of the 

same to the superior officers of the Chinese ffovemnaeni, who 
will see that full inquiry and ^ci justioe be had in the preflsj' 
ses ; and on the other haad^ the said cobsoIs will carefullyavoid 
all Mts of uiHieeesBary offenoe to, or cdlision w iith^ Ihe offioen 
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Article. V. 

At each of the said five ports, citizens of the Uaited States gCJ*««n8 of u: 
lawfully engaged in coaimerce shall be permitLcd to, import aiid^export^at 
from their own or any other ports into China, and sell .thare^ |i^®' ®^ *^« 
and purchase therein, and export to their own or any other ^•P**'^- 
ports, all manner of merchandise, of which theiniportatioa or 
exportation is not prohibited by this treaty, paying the duties "^ 

which are prescribed by the tariff hereinbefore established, and 
no other charges whatsoever. 

Article VI. 



Whenever any merchant vessel belonging to the United u.aveMeirf 
States shall enter either of the said five ports fpr trade^ her pa- ^^'^'Jjj?* P?25 
pers shall be lodged with the consul or person charged with af-fojge her'wK 
feirs, who will report the same to the commissioner of customs ;p«» wjA & 
and tonnage duly shall be paid on said vessel, at the rate of five*^*^ • * 
mace per ton, if she beover one hundred and fifty tons bAir* 
den; and one. mace per ton, if she be of the burden of on© 
hundred and fifty tons or under, according to the amount of h^c 
tonnage, as specified in t,he register ; said payment to be in full 
of the former charges of measurement and other fees, which are 
wholly. abolished. And if any vessel, which having anchored '^^^*«*^'*^^ 
at one pf the said porter, and there paid. tonnage duty,shall have 
occasion to go to arjy oth^r of the said ports to cgniplete the 
disposal of her cargo^the consul, or person charged with afifiir;3, 
will report the same to the commissioner of customs, who, oa 
the departure of the said ves3el> shall note in the port clearance, 
that the tonnage duties. have been paid, and report the same to 
the other custoip houses ; in which case, on entering, anothei^ 
port, the said vessel will only pay duty there on her cai[gQ,.bi|t 
shall not be subject to the payment of tonnage duty a second 
tixne. . 

Article VII. 

No tonnage duty shall be required on boats belonging to citi- ^^^^^^ 
zens of the United States, employed in the conveyance of pasr sengei^ provU 
sengers, baggage, letters, and ariiclcst of provision, or others »ot jm^^^Aj^^ 
subject to duty, to or from any of the five ports. All cargo bo^ts^ dafi«i. 
iiowever, •onveyiqg merchandise subject to duty, shall pay the 
regular tonnage duty of one mace per ton, provided tbcly be- 
long to citizens, of the jQnit^d Slates, but not if hir^d by them 
from subjects of China. 

Ai^TIGLS VIIL 

Citizens of the United States, for their vessels bound in, shall S^'^Ji g^J^ 
be allowed to engage pilot8,^who will report said vessels at the iota for iheir 
passes, and take them into port ; and, when the lawful duties y*»^^** 
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May hire ser. have all been paid, they may engage pilots to leave port. It 
wwXBt Ac. gjjgjj ^igQ 1^^ lawful for them to hire at pleasure, servants, com- 
pradors, linguists, and writers, and passage or cargo boats, and 
10 employ laborers, seamen, and persons for whatever necessary 
service^ for a reasonable compensation, to be agreed on by the 
parties, or settled by application to (he consular officer of their 
government, without interference on the part of the local officers 
of the Chinese government. 

Article IX. 

OuMtiffor u. Whenever merchant vessels belonging to the United States 
». Teneh in shall have entered port, the superintendent of customs will, if 
ChinMo ports, j^^ ^^^ g^^ appoint ciistom-house officers to guard said vessels, 
who may live on board the ship or their own boats, at ibeir 
convenience ; but provision for the subsistence of said offi- 
cers shall be made by the superintendent of customs, and 
they shall not be entitled to any allowance from the vessel or 
owner thereof ; and they shall be subject to suitable punishment 
for any exaction practised by them in violation of this regu- 
. lation. 

Article X. 

^•8; ▼o«wli Whenever a merchant vessel belonging to the Uniled Stales 
the porta Uf shall cast anchor in either of said ports, the supercargo, raagtcr 
China to be re. or consignee, will, within forty-eight hours, deposite ibe 
KSndent""***ofship's papers in the hands of the consul, or person charged 
*Si?""* ^ho with the affiiirs of the United Siates, who will cause to be com- 
iit. *^^*^"'^'"raunicated to the superintendent of customs a true report of the 
name and tonnage of such vessel, the names of her men, and 
of the cargo on board ; which being done, the superintendent 
will give a permit for the discharge of her cargo. 
^Penolty for . And the master, supercargo, or consignee, if he proceed to , 
^^*Suf^J! discharge the cargo without such prmit, shall incur a fine oi 
«"^- five hundred dollars ; and the goods so discharged without per- 

mit shall be subject to forfeiture to the Chinese govemment.-^ 
But if the master of any vessel in port desire to discbarge a 
part only of the cargo, it shall be lawful for him to do so, pay- 
ing duty on such part only, and to proceed with the remain- 
der to any other ports. 
Bfay depart in Or, if the master so desire, he may, within forlyeigbl hours 
St^^^'bleridM ^^*®'* the arrival of the vessel, but not later, decide to depart 
Iralk. without breakiLg bulk ; in which case he will not be subject lo 

pay tonnage or other duties or charges, until, on his arrival at 
another port, he shall proceed to discharge cargo, when he wm 
pay the duties on vessel and cargo, according to law. Andtbe 
tonnage djilies shall be held to be due after the expiration o^ 
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Article XL 

The superintendent of cuetoms, in order to the collection of ^ J'^ •»<• ^^ 
the proper duties, will^ on application made (o. him through the ftfade S[ emda 
consul, appoint suitable ofiicers, .who shall proceed, in the pre-fo'rexportaUoo. 
aence ^f the captain, supercurgo, or consignee, to make a just 
and fair examination of all goods in the act of being discharged 
for importation, or laden for ex port at ion on board any mercmnt 
vessel of the United States. And if dispute occur in regard to , Qaettkniii^ 
the value of goods subject to an ad valorem duty, or in regard J^^jj^^^ ** 
to the amount of tare^ and the same cannot be satifactorily ar- 
ranged by the parties, the question may, within twenty. four 
hours, and not afterwards, be referred to the said consul to ad* 
just with the superintendent of customs. 

Article XII. 

Sets of standard balances, and also weights and measures, Umrormity of 
duly prepared, stamped, and sealed, according to the standard weigiii« mnd 
of the custom house at Canton, shall be delivered by the su-rtd?*^***" "**^^ 
periniendent's of customs to the consuls at each, of the five 
ports, to secure uniformity, and prevent confusion in raeasurea 
and weights of merchandise. 

Article XIII. 

The tonnage duty on vessels belongiiig to ciiizeris of the No tonnage do. 
United Stales shall be paid on their being admitted to entry. — JJu'^s*^ *"^ 
Duties of import shaH be paid on the discbarge of the goods, ^ ' *^*"^ 
and duties of export on the lading of the same. When all Duties oTim* 
such duties have been paid, and not before, the siiperintendentP'*'"^ yP^ 
of customs shall give aj>ort clearance, and the consul shall re^ whom *to Im 
turn the ship's papers, so that she may depart on her voyage. — p*»^- 
The duties shall be paid to the shroffs authorized by the Chi- 
nese government to receive the same in its behalf! Duties 
payable by merchants of the United States shall be received 
either in sycee silver or in foreign money, at the rate of ex- 
change as ascertained by the regulations now in force. And 
imported goods, on their resale or transit in any part of the em- 
pire, shall be subject to the imposition of no other duty than 
they are accustomed to pay at the date of this treaty. 

Article XIV. 

No goods on board any merchant vessel of the United States Goods not to be 
in port are to be transhipped to another vessel, unless there be JJ^^^JTJjJ^ 
particular occasion therefor; in which case the occasion shall cases. 
be certified by the consul to the superintendent of customs, . 
who may appoint officers to examine into the facts, and permit 
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such application, inquiry^ and permit, they shall be subject to 
be forfeited to the Chinese government. 

Article XT. 

Citizens of u. The former limitatioa of the trade of foreign nations to c^r- 
«. admitted to tain persons appointed at Canton by the governmeni, and com- 
io^ecto of ffionly called hong-merchanrs, having been abolished, citizens 
China without of the United States, engaged in the purchase or sale of goods 
dtftinciion: ^^ import or export, are admitted to trade with any and all sub- 
jects of China, without distinction ; they shall not be subject 
to any new limitations, nor impeded in their business by mo- 
nopolies or other injurious restrictions. 

Abticlb XVI. 

ChineieGov- The Chinese government will not hold itself responsible for 
«rnmentnotre.any debts which may happen to be due from subjects of China 
aSbte'^duo b^y^^ ^^"^ensof the United States, or for frauds committed by 
its subjGcis, or them ; but citizens of the United Slates may seek redress ia 
St^by'thSS"'*^ ' ^"^ ^" suitable representation being made to the Chinese 
' local authorities, through the consul, they will cause due exam- 
ination in the premises, and take all proper steps to compel sat- 
isfaction. But in case the debtor be dead, or without proper- 
ty, or have absconded, the creditor caiipot be indemnified, ac- 
cording to the old system of the co-hong, so called. And if 
citizens of the United States be indebted to subjects of China, 
the latter may seek redress in the same way through the coAsul] 
but without any responsibility for the debt on the part of the 
United States. 

* Abticlb XVH. 

Citixeniofthe Ciiizehs of the United States, residing or sojourning at any 
v.s, may ob-of the ports Open to foreign commerce, shall enjoy all proper 
^^^"JJfb^,^ accommodation in obtaining houses and places of business, or 
seas, &c. in hiring sites from the inhabitants on which to construct bou* 
sea and places of business, and also hospitals, churches, and 
Local authori- ceoieteriea. The local authorities of the two governments shall 
-Sea.*** ■®^"*^^ select in concert the sites for the foregoing objects, having due 
regard to the. feelings of the people in the location thereof ; and 
the parties interested will fix the rent bynnitual agreement, the 
proprietors on the one hand not demanding any exorbitant price, 
nor the merchants on the other unreasonably insisting on par- 
ticular spots, but each conducting with justice and niraeration. 
©etemfi#n of Aodr. auy desecration of said cemeteries by subjects of China, 
^JS^T^'^P"' shall be severely punished according to law. 

linitatiQn to At the placcs of anchoiage of the vessels of the United States, 
SdtSSSi'Jfu *? <^ili3Beiis of the United Stales, merchants, seameti, or others 
&^o^<iiiiiiingui9ojoaming there, may passTand repass in the immediate neigh* 
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into the country among the villages at large, nor shall they re-, 
pair to public marts for the purpose of disposing of goods un- 
lawfully and infraud of the revenue. 

And, in order to the preservation of the public peace, -the lo- 
cal officers. of government at each of the five ports, shall, in 
concert with the consuls,, define the limits beyond which it shall ^ 
not be lawful for citizens of the United Stales to go. 

Article XVIII. 

It shall be lawful for the officers or citizens of the United SciiolMwtoay 
States to employ scholars and people of any part of China, tich^'the lan- 
without distinction of persons, to teach any of the languages ofK^«f«" ^^ ^*^ 
the empire, and to assist in literary labors ; and the persons so ®™P*^' 
employed, shall not, for that cause, be subject to any injury on 
the part either of the government or of individuals; and it 
shall in like manner be lawful for citrzens of (he United States 
to purche^se all manner of books in China. 

Article XIX. 

All citizens of the United Slates Iti China, peaceably attenil- cu«eii«ofih# 
ing lo their affairs, being placed on a common footing of amity protecte/ by 
and good will with subjects of China, shall receive and enjoy, the . tocal «'*' 
for themselves and everything appertaining to them, the special^ ontiet. 
protection of the local authorities of government, who shall de- 
fend them from all insult or injury of any sort on the part of 
the Chinese. If their dwellings or properly be threatened or 
attacked by mobs, incendiaries, or other violent or lawless per- 
sons, the local officers, on requisition of the consul, will imme- 
diately despatch a military force to disperse the rioters, and will 
apprehend the guiliy individuals, and punish them with the ut- 
most rigor of the law. 

Article XX. 

Citizens of the United States who inay have imported mer- e^^^rtJJ^J^ 
chnndise info any of the free ports of China, and paid the du-one'to another 
ty thereon, if they desire to re-export the same, in part or in ^.[^^^Jj^JP^J" 
whole, to any other of the said ports, shall be entitled to make additional d»- 
apphcation, through their consul, to the superintendent of cus- ^«*- 
toms, who, in order to prevent frauds on the revenue, shall 
cause examination to be made by suitable officers, to see that 
tile duties paid on such goods as entered on the custom-house 
books correspond with the representation made, and that the 
goods remain with their original marks unchanged, and shall 
then make a memorandtim in the port clearance of the goods 
and the amount of duties paid on the same, and deliver the 
isame to the merchant ; and shall also certify'ihe facts to the 
officers of customs of the other ports. All which being done, 
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den, and every (hing being found on examination ibere (o cor- 
respond, shejshall be permitted to break bulk, and land tt^e said 
goods, without being subject to the payment of an^ additional 
duty tltereon. . But if, on such examination, the superintendent 
of customs shall detect any fraud ou the revenue in the case, 
then the goods shall be subject to forfeiture and confiscation to 
the Chinese government. 

Article XXI. 

Soi^ectB of Subjects of China, who may be guilty of any criminal act 
Cbin». towards citizens of the United States, shall be arrested and pun- 

ished by the Chinese authorities according to the laws of Cbi- 
2«n«n*' •c^— na ; and citizens of the United States, who may commit any 
wpiuusii . ^j,j,|^^ jjj China, shall be subject to be tried and punished only 
by the consul, or other public functionary of the tlnited States 
thereto authorized, according to the law^ of the United States. 
And in oider to the prevention of all controversy and disaffec- 
tion, justice shall be equitably and impartially administered on 
both sides. 

Article XXIL 

^caasof war Relations of peace and amity between the United States and 
•nd*l!ny^'/hiw China being established by this treaty, and the vessels of the 
power, the ncu- United Slates being admitted to trade freely to and from the 
SL'cJthe u!s^. five ports of China open to foreign commerce,it is further agreed 
iobereepected. that in case, at any time hereafter, China should be at war with 
any foreign nation whatever, and for that cause should exclude 
such hation from entering her ports, still the vessels of the Uni- 
ted States shall not the less continue to pui^ue their commerce 
in freedom and security, and to transport goods to and from the 
ports of the belligerent parties, full respect being paid to the 
JPkovim. neutrality of the flag of the Utiited States ; Provided^ That 
the said flog shall not protect vessels engaged in the transporta- 
tion of officers or soldiers in the enemy^s service ; nor shall 
said flag be fraudulently used to enable (he enemy's ships, with 
their cargoes, to enter the ports of China ; but all such vessels 
so offending shall be subject to forfeiture and conflscaiidn to 
the Chinese government. 

A'rtiCle XXIII. 

Cofkflukof the The consuls of the United States at each of the five ports 

«nMi° r^rt^T^" *^ foreign trade shall make, annually, to the respective 

of the Bumber governors-general thereof, a detailed report of the number of 

^v^iaarriv-yggg^jg belonging to the United States which have entered and 

left said ports during the year, and of the amount and value of 

goods imported or exported in said vessels, for traoormission to 

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Article XXIV. 

If citizens of the Uoited States have special occasion io ad- . Communic^ 
drftss any coinraimicaiion to the Chinese local oj£cers of gov- j^*ofiJ*gf^ 
ernmenr, they shall submit the same to their consul, or other Chinese local 
officer, to determine if the language be proper and respectful, J^bTadSesaeX 
and the matter just and right ; in which event, he shall trans- 
rait the same to the appropriate authorities, for their considera- 
tion and action in the premises. In like manner, if subjects' Commimicft. 
of China have special occasijji to address the consul of the**^"" ^^ct»^ 
United States, (hey shall submit the communication to the local SMu!s.a»inif, 
authorities of their own government, to determine if the 'sin- J^'^^ *^ *"** 
gaage be respectful and proper, and the matter just and right; ^^ ** 
ia wliich case ihe said authorities will transmit the same to the 
consul or. other officer lor his consideration and action in the 
premises. And if. controversies arise between citizens of the Cont'o^®'?^*'* 
United Slates and subjects of China, which cannot be amica- *'''*®" • 
bly settled otherwise, the same shall be examined and decided 
conformably to justfce and equity by the public officers of the 
two nations acting in conjunction.* 

Article XXV. 

All questions in regard to rights, whether of property or Questionebe- 
person, arising between citizens of the United States in China, ^^eea^itgena 
shall be subject to the jurisdiction, and regulated by the autho- be regulated by 
rities of their own government; and all controversies occurring Jjj^^^ ^^ 
in China between citizens of the United States and the subjects emment. 
of any other government shall be regulated by the treaties ex- 
isting between the United States and such governments re- 
spectively, without interference on the part of China. 

,. Article XXVI. 

Merchant vessels of the United States, lying in the waters of -Juriadictioa 
the five ports of China open to foreign commerce, will be under ^^^J^j^^f^^^ 
the jurisdiction of the officers of their own government, who, 
with the masters and owners thereof, will manage the same with- 
out control on the part of China. For injuries done to the cit- 
izens or the commerce of the United States by any foreign 
power, the Chinese government will not hold itself bound to 
make reparation. , But if the merchant vessels of the United . RobbeA antf 
States, while witliin the waters over which the Chinese govern- ^^ ^y cST 
inent exercises jurisdiction, be plundered by robbers or pirates, ne«e govwn^ 
then the Chinese local authorities, civil and military, on re- ™^^ 
cei ving information thereof, will arrest the said robbers or pirateis, 
and pimiah them according to law, and will cause; all the pro- 
perty which can be recovered to be placed in t|wr*ands of the 
nearest consul, or other officer of the United, jSlates, to be by 
him restored to the true owner. But if, by Jieasen of the ex- 
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in any case, happen that the robbers cannot be apprehended, or 
the property only in part recovered, then the law will take i(8 
course ift regard fo the local authorities, but the Chinese gov- 
ernment will not make indemnity for the goods lost. 

, Article XXVI I. 

^VeMeiioitke If any Vessel of the United States shall be wrecked or 
« rtfrnndSd*^ to stranded on the coast of Cbino, and be subjected to plunderer 
be niieved and other damage, the proper officers of government, on receivings 
fS^to. ****" information of the fact, will immediately adopt measures for 
their relief and security ; and the persons on board shall receive 
friendly treatment, and be enabled at once to repair to the most 
convenient of the free ports, and shall enjoy all facilities for 
obtaining supplies of provisions and water. And if a vessel 
shall be forced, in whatever way, to take refuge iq any port 
other than one of the free ports, then in Uke manner the per- 
sons on board shall receive friendly tieatment and the means of 
safety and security. 

Article XXVIII. 

lJ9o enihargp to Citizens of the United States, their vessels and property, shall 
»b1*'^ on^e»-not be subject (0 any embargo; nor shall they be seized or 
**'° ' forcibly detained for any pretence of the public service; but 

they shall be suffered to prosecute their commerce in quiet, and 

without molestation or embarrassment. 

Article XXIX. 

2fuune«n«nd The local authorities of the Chinese government will cause 

CJSrveMeUi^to ^^ be apprehended all mutiaeers or deserters from on board the 

1m apprehended vessels of the United States in China, and will deliver them up 

. .Ctiminaiinotto the cousuls or Other oflScers for punishment. And if crimi- 

Su^sl^vSroS! ^^^s» subjects of China, take refuge in the houses or on boaid 

the vessels of citizens of the United StaiCF, they shall not be 

harbored or concealed, but shall be delivered up to justice, oa 

due requisition by the Chiiiese local officers addressed to those 

of the United States. 

«apennten4- The merchauts, seamen, and other citizens of the United 

JJ^^^^^'^''»^ States shall be under the supeiiniendence of the appropriate 

Officer! of the officers of their government. . If individuals of either notion 

MtktB S^®"^r c^'^^i^ ^cts of violence and disorder, use arms to the injury of 

) owter.^'*' others, or create disturbances endangering life, the officers of 

the two governments will ej^ert themselves to enforce order, 

and to Inaintain the public peace, by doing impartial justice ia 

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Article XXX. 

The superior authorities of the United States and of China, ^^ f^tSe^^j! 
in corresponding together, shall do so in terms of equality, andperior offic«n 
in the form of mutual communication (chau hwuL) The con- »(''»« ^^^coim- 
8uls, and the local officers, civil and military, in correspondingtennB^of equal- 
together, shall likewise employ the style and form of mutuality- 
communication (chau hvmi.) When inferior officers of the ^^'^ "*^«2 
one government address superior officers of the other, they shall Jddrew supe- 
do so in the style and fonn of memorial (shin chin,) Private"^"- 
individuals, in addressing superior officera, shall employ the 
style of petition (^jpi^i cAi/i^. J In no case shall any terms or 
style be suffered which shall be offensive or disrespectful to 
either party. And it is agreed that no presents, under any pre- Noproienta to 
text or form whatever, shall ever be demanded of the United ^® **®"'"*^'**- 
States by China, or of China by the United States. 

Article XXXI. 

Communications from the Government of the United States Medium thro' 
to the court of China shall biB transmitted through the medium ^iSSLMto"the 
of the imperial commissioner charged with the superintendence Oowt of cwna 
of the concerns of foreign nations with China, or through (he ''^ ^ "'•^** 
governor general of the Liang Kwang, that of Min and Cheh, 
or that of the Liang Kiang. 

Article XXXII. 

Whenever ships of war of the United States, in cruising for^^^^^JJJJjJ jj 
the protection of the commerce of their country, shall arrive u™8?*iihipB of 
at any of the ports of China, the commanders of said ships, ^^ ^*twl 
and the superior local authorities of government, shall hold in-Ser 
tercourse together in terms of equality and courtesy, in token of 
the friendly relations of their i-especlive nations. And the said 
ships of war shall enjoy all suitable facilities on the part of the 
Chinese Government in the purchase of provisions, procuring 
water, and making repairs, if occasion require. 

Article XXXIIL 

Citizens of the United States, who shall attempt to trade ciande^eA 
clandestinely with such of the ports of China as are not open trodilfhSr pun* 
to foreign commerce, or who shall trade in opium or any other whed! 
contraband article of merchandise, shall he subject to be dealt 
with by the Chinese Government, without being entitled to 
any countenance or protection from that of the United States; 
and the United States will lake measures to prevent their flag 
from being abused by the subjects of other nations, as a cover 
for (he violation of the laws of, the empire. 



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Article XXXIV. I 

Thw conven. When the present convention shall have been definitively 
atOTywhenrauC°"*^l"^^^ > *^ ^^^^^ ^c obligatory on both powers, and its pro- 
ified. visions shall not be ahered without grave cause ; but, inasmuch 

as the circumstances of the several ports of China open lo| 
foreign commerce are different, experience may show that in- 
considerable modifications are requisite in ihose parts which re- 
May be altered late to Commerce and navigation ; in which case the two gov*| 
S* ^^12^*^*™'®™°^®"^^ ^^*"> ^^ ^^^ expiration of twelve years from the date 
y<««- ^f gj^i^ convention, treat amicably concerning the same, by ihcj 
means of suitable persons appointed to conduct suchnegotiatioo. 
8}>a"b«fa][}»- And, when ratified, this treaty shall be faithfully observed ia 
fwjy observed, ^jj jjg p^^^^g j^y j|^g United States and China, and by every citizen 
and subject of each ; and no individual State of the United 
States can appoint or send a minister to China to call in ques-| 
tion the provisions of the same. 
To be ratified The present treaty of peace, amity, and commerce, shall be 
j^^Q^^^^f ^ratified and approved by the President of the United States, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by 
the -august sovereign of the Ta Tsing empire, and the ratifica- 
tions dhall be exchanged within eighteen months from the date 
of the signature thereof, or sooner if possible. 

In faith whereof, we, the respective plenipotentiaries of the 
United Slates of America, and of the Ta Tsing empire, as afore- 
said, have signed and sealed these presents. 
Signed July 3, Done at Wang Hiya, this third day of July, in the year of 
'®**' our Lord Jesus Christ, one thousand eight hundred and forty- 

four > and of Taou Kwang, the twenty-fourth year, fifth month, 
and eighteenth day. 

C. CUS'HING. TsiYENG. 



The Tariff of duties to be levied on imported and exported 
merchandise at the Jive potts. 

Tuifi of daties. The duties which it is agreed shall be paid upon goods im- 
ported and exported by the United States at the custom-houses 
of Canton, Amoy, Fuchow^ Ningpo, and Shanghai, are as fol- 
lows ; the articles being arranged in classes, viz : 

On export.. EXPORTS. 

ciwsi. Class 1.— Alum ^ oils, i$*c. 

Taels. Mace. Candarinw. 
Alum, ». e. white alum, formerly white 

alum and blue stone, per 100 catties 10 

Aniseed oil, not formerly contained in 

tJie tariflF, per 100 catties - - 6 • 

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Class 2. — Teas, spices^ ^c. C\ua9t 

Taels. Mace. CaDdarinei. 
Tea, formerly divided iato fine and na- 
^ tivel)lack, and fine and native green 

teas, per 100 catties ' - 

Aniseed star, per 100 catties - 
Musk, each catty 

: . Class 3. — Drugs. Oaw^. 

Capoor cutcheny, per 100 catties^ 

Camphor, per 100 cattieg 

Arsenic, under different Chinese 

names, per 100 catties 
Cassia, per 100 catties 
Cassia buds, not formerly contained in 

the tariff, per 100 catties 
China root, per 100 catlies - 
Cubeis, not formerly in tariff, per 100 

catties - - - 

Galingal, per 100 catties - 
Hartall, per 100 catties - . - 

Rhubarb, per 100 catties 
Turmeric, per 100 catties * - . - 

Class L-Suhdries. Class i; 

Bangles, not formerly in tariff, per 100 

cutties - - - 

Bamboo screens and bamboo ware, per 

100 catties ... - 

Corals, native, or false corals, not for- 
merly in llie tariff, per 100 catties - 
Cr$kckers and fireworks, formerly clas- ' 

sed as rockets, per 100 catties 
Fans, (feather fans, &c.,) not formerly 

in the tariflF, per 100 catties 
Glass,, glassware of all kinds, formerly 

classed as native chrystal ware, per 

100 catties - - - - 

Cilass beads or false pearls, per 100 

catties - 
Kittisols, or paper umbrellas, per 100 

catties - - . . 

Marble, and marble slabs, not formerly 

in the tariff, per 100 catties • 
Rice paper pictures, per 100 catties - 
Paper fans, per 100 catties - * 






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Brass leaf, per 100 catties * - 

Gamboge, per 100 catties 

Red lead, per 100 catties 

Glue, as fish glue, cowhide . glue, &c., 
per 100 catties - 

Paper, stationery, per lOO cauics 

Tinfoil, per 100 catties 

Vermilion, per 100 catties 

Paintings, (large paintings,) formerly 
divided into large and small paint- 
ings, each - - - - 

White lead, per 100 catties - 

Cltm 6. Class 6. — Wares of various kinds. 

Bone and horn ware, per 100 catties * 1 

China ware, fine and. coarse, formerly 

classed as fine, native, coarse, and 

middling, per 100 catties 

Copper wait*, ^nd pewter ware, per 100 

catties .... 

MaTiufactures of wood, iiimiture . &c., 

per 100 catties - - ' 

Ivory ware, all carved ivory work in- 
cluded, formerly divided into ivory 
and ivory carvings, per IQO catties 
Lacquered ware, per 100 catties 
Mother-of-pearl ware, per 100 catties - 
Ratan ware, ratan and bamboo work, 

per 100 catties - - 

Sandal wood ware, per 100 catties 

Gold^and silver ware, formerly divided 

into gold ware and silver ware, per 

100 catties - - . . 

Tortoise-shell ware, per 100 catties - 

Leather trunks and boxes, , per 100 

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Class 8. — Articles of clothing. 

Taels. Mace. Candarines. 
Wearing apparel, whether of cotton, 
woollen, or silk, formerly divided into 
cotton clothing, woollen clotliing, 
silk and satin clothings and velvet, 
per 100 catties r - - 5 

Boots and shoes, whether of leather, 
satin, or otherwise, per 100 catties - ' 2 



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Class 9. — Fhbrics qf Iiempy cotton^ ^e* 

Grass cloth, and all cloths of hemp or 
linen, per 100 catties - - 1 

Nankeen, and all cloths of cotton, for- 
merly not in the tariff, per 1 00 catties : 1 

Class 10. — Silk^ fabrics (fsilh, ifc. 

Raw silk ofanyprovince,.per 100 catties 10 

Coaise or refuse silk, per 100 catties -2 5 

Organzine, of all kinds, per lOO catties 10 

Silk ribbon and thread,' per 100 catties 10 

Silk and satin fabrics, of all kinds, as 
crape, lutestrings, Sec. , formerly clas- 
sed as silk and satins, per 100 catties 12 
Silk and cotton mixed fabrics, per 100 

catties - - - - 3 

Heretofore u further charge per piece - 
has been levied ; the whole d^ity is 
now to be paid in one sum, and the 
further charge is abolished. - 

CLAsa 11. — Carpeiingj tnaUingy ^0. 

Mats of all kinds, as of straw^. rataui 
bamboo, &c., per 100 catties - 2 



Class 1 2.r— Pr«cn?e^, ^c. 

Presierved^ ginger, and fruits Of all kinds 

per 100 catties - - -0 

Soy, per 100 catties - . - 

Sugar, whiteand brown, per 100 catties 

Sugar candy, all kinds, per 100 catties 
Tobucco, prepared and unprepared^ 

&<:., of all kinds, per 100 catties - 2 

Class 13. — Ukenumerated articles. 

All fi^icles which it has not been prac- 
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cally, are to be charged a duty of 6 
per cent, ad valorem. 

Class 14. 

Gold and silver coin, and gold and sil- 
ver, duty free- 

Qlass 15. 

Bricks, tiles, and building materials, 
duty free. 

IMPORTS. 
Class I. — Wax, saUpeire, ^c. 

Wax, foreign, as .beeswax, also called - 
tile wax, per 100 catties 

Oil of rose mallows, per 100 catties - 

Saltpetre, foreign, per 100 catties 

This article is only allowed to be sold 
to the government merchants. For- 
merly this regulation did not exist. 

Soaps, foreign, as perfumed soap, per 
100 catties - ^ - - 

Class 2. — Spices and perfumes. 

Gum benzoin c^nd oil of benzoin, per 
100 cauies - - - 

Sandal wood, per 100 catties - 

Pepper, black, per 100 catties 

All other articles of this class, not spe- . 
cifically mentioned herein, to pay a 
duty of 10 per cent, ad valorem. 

Perfumery, 6 per cent, ad valorem. 

Class 3. — Drugs. 

Asafoetida, per 100 catties - - 1 

Camphor, superior quality, i. e, pure, 
formerly classed as good and infe- 
rior, per catty - - * 1 

Camphor, inferior quality or refuse, for- 
merly uncleaned camphor, per catty 

Cloves, superior quality, picked, per 
100 catties- - - - 1 

Cloves, inferior quality, (mother cloves,) 
per 100 catties -. - - 

Cow bezoar, per catty - - 1 



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Taels.' 
Cutch, per 100 catties ' - - 

Gambier, per lOO catties - - 

Areca nut, per 100 catties - - 

Ginseng, foreign, superior quality, d&c., 

per 100 catties - - - 38 

Ginseng, inferior quality, &c., per 100 

catties • - - - 3 

Of oiery 100 catties of foreign ginseng, 

of whatever sort, one-fiftlv part is to 

be considered as of superior quality, 

and four-fifths of inferior quality. 
Gum otibanum, per 100 catties • 

Myrrh, per 100 catties - - 

Mace, or flower of nuttneg, per 100 

catties » - ' - - 1 

Quicksilvisr, per .100 catties - - 3 

Nutmegs, first quality, per 100 catties 2 
Nutmegs, second quality, or coarse, per 

100 catties - - -I 

Putchuck, per 100 catties - •0 

Rhinoceros horns, per 100 catties - - 3 

Class f. — Sundries. 

Flints, per 100 catties • - 

Mother-of-pearl shells, per 100 catties 

Class 5.^-Dried meata, ^c. 

Bird's nests, first quality, tnandario,))er 
100 catties - - -5 

Birds' nests, eecood quality, pidinary, 
per 100 catties - - - 2 ' 

-Birds' nests, third quality, with feath- 
ers, per 100 catties - - -.0" 

Bicho de mar, first 'quality, black, per 
100 catties - - - 

Bicho de roar, second quality, white, 
per 100 catties ' - - > . 

Sharks' fins, first quality, wthite, per. 
100 catties - ... -1 

Sharks' fins, second quality, black, per 
100 catties - - - 

Stock fish, called dried fish, per 100 
catties - . - • - 

Fish maws, not formerly in tariff, per 
100 catties- - - - 1 



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Taels. Mace. Candarines. 
Cochineal, per 100 catties - - 5 

Smalts, per 100 catties - - 4 

Sapan wood, per 100 cailies - - 1 

^^'^ '''• Class 7.^- Woods, canes, Sfc. 

Ratans, per 100 catties - - 2 

Ebony, per 100 catties - . 1 5 

All other imported woods, as red wood, 
satin wood, yellow wood^ not spe- 
cifically enumerated, to pay a doty 
of 10 per cent, ad valorem. 

Claw a Class 8. — Clocks, watches y ^c 

Clocks. 

Watches. 

Telescopes. 

jGlass panes and chiystal ware of all- 
kinds. 

Writing desks. 

Dressing cases. 

Jewelry of gold and silver. 

Cutlery/ swords, <kc^ 

AH the foregoing, and any other mis- 
cellaneous articles of the same de- 
scription, $ per cent, ad valorem. 

cimb9. Class 9. 

Gold and silver bullion and specie, duty free. 

'ClM-lo. Classic* 

Cotton, and fabrics of cotton, &c., can- 
vass from 75 to 100 cbih long, and I 

chih 7 tsun to 2 chili 2 tsun wide^ 

per piece '- -- -0 6© 

Cotton, allowing 5 per jcent. for (aie^ 

per 100 catties - - - - 4 

Long white cloths, 75 to 100 chih long 

and 2 chih 2 tsun to 2 chih 6 tsun 

wide, formerly divided iatosupsfior . 

and inferior fine cotton cloth, per 

piece - . . - 1 6 

Gaxubrics and muslias, from 50 to 60 

chih long[,And 2 chih 9 tsun to 3 

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Taels, Mae^. Candarinea. 
Cottons, gray or unbleached domestic, 

&c., from 75 to 100 chih long, and 2 

chihto 2 chih 9 tsuawide, formerly 

classed as coaree long cloths, per 

piecJe - - -.01 

Twilled cottons, gray, saioe dimen- 
sions, per piece : . - 1 
Chintz and prints of all kinds, from 6Q 

to 75 chih long, and from 2 chih 9 - 

isun to 3 chih '3 tsim wide,;fprniierLy .,: 

called ornamented or flowered cloth, 

per piece - - - . - 2 

Cotton yarn and cotton thread, per 100 

catties \- - • - 1 

Linen, fine, not formerly in the tariff, 

from 50 to 75 chih long, and 1 chih 

9 tsun to 2 chih 2 tsun wide, per 

piece - - . . 5.0 

Bunting, per chang - ... 0. 1^ 

All other imported articles of this class, : 

as ginghams, pulicats, dyed cottons, ; . 

velveteens, silk and cotton mixtures, 

and mixtures of linen and cotton, 

A,c.y 5 per cent, ad valorem. 

Class II. — Fabricso/ silky wooUen^ ^c 

Handkerchief, lai^e, above 2 chih 6 

tsun, each - . - - * -0 1\ 

Handkerchiefs, small, under 2 chih 6 

tsun, each - -. - -0 I 

Gold and silver thread, superior or real, 

per catty - - . . - 1 3 

Gold and silvei: tlyead, inferior or imi- 
tation, per catty - ... 3 
Broadcloths, Spanish stripe, &c., from 

3 chih 6 tsun to 4 chih 6 tsun widc^ 

per chang -.-•.. - !• ,^ 

Narrow cloths, as long ells, cassimeres, 

&c., formerly classed* as nal^row 

wctollens, per chang ; - ' - 7 

Camlets, (Dutch,) pet'chang - ,'-0 1 5 

Camlets, per chang - -^ - ' . 7 ' 

Imitation camlets or honi|[)azetted, per .*' 

chang . - - - 3J 

Woollen yarn, per 100 catties '-3 O d 

Blankets, each - . . 1 

All other fabrics of wool, ort>f mixed 

wool and cotton, wool And silk,'&o., 

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cia« 18. Cl^ss 13, — WineSy ^. 

Wine and beer, in quart bottles, per 1 00 1 

Do. in pint bottles, per 100 - - 5 

Do. in casks, per 100 catties - - . 5 

ciMtis. Ci.AB& 18.— Meiah. 

Copper, foreign, in pigs, &c., per 100:. 

catties - - - - 1 

Copper, wrought, as sheets, r^ds, &o., 

per 100 catties - - - 1 5 

Iron, foreign, unmanufactured, as in 

pigs, per 100 catties - . - I - 0' 

Iron, manufactured, as in bars, rods, > 

&c., per 100 catties - - U 1 5 

Lead, foreign, in pigs, or roanufactiiredy^ 

per 100 catties - . -' - 2 & 

Steel, foreign; of every kind, per 160 

catties ^ - - -04*0 

Tin, foreign, per 100 catties - - 1 

Tin plates, formerly not in the tariff, 

per 100 catties - - - 4 

Spelter is only permitted to be sdld lo ^^ 

Government merchants. 
All unenumerated metals, as zinc, yel- 
low copper, <kc., 10 pet cent ad ra- 

lorem. 

Cornelians, per 100 stones . . S 

Corniliaij beads, per lOO^catties - - 16 & 

**• Class l6.—^Skin3y teethy h&mSy ^c* 

^ Billocks' and buffalo horns, per 100 . ^ 

catties - - * • .. ^ q q 

Cow and ox hides, tanned and [untap- 
ne^, per 100 cattieS; * - - 

Sea otter skins, each - . . 

Fox skins, lai^e, each - 

Fox >skins, si^all, eac)^ - . 

Tigwf, leopard, and marten skins, eactt 

Land^ otter, rq^coon, an^ sharks' skins, 
per 100 . : . ; j 

Beaver skins^^per 100( , - . 

Hare, rabbit, wd ermine skins, per IDQ 

Sea horse teetti, per lOO catties 

Elephants' teeth, first quality, whole, 
per 100 catties - . , . 

ElephsMits' teeth, second quality, bro- 
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Class 16. — Unenumerated. cumie. 

All new goods; which it has not been 
practicable^ to ^enumcraie herein, a 
duty of 5 per cent, ad valorcni. 

CLABd 17. ClsM 17. 

* Rice and other grain, duty free. 
Contraband. — Opium. Contmbiuid. 

Shipping dues. — These have been hitherto charged on the shipping duet, 
measurement of thft ship's length and breadth, at so much per ^ 
change bat it is now agreed to alter the system, and charge ac- 
cording to the registered statement of (he nuniber of tons of the 
ship's burden. On each ton, (reckoned equal to the cubic con- 
tents of 122 tow,) a shipping charge of 5 mace is to be levied, 
and all the old charges of measurement, entrance, and port 
clearance fees, daily and monthly fees, &c.. are sibolished. 
. C. CDSfflNG. 

TSlYEx\G. 

And whereas the said treaty has been duly ratified on both 'uJ[*^*^*'^V£ 
parts, and the respective ratiiScations of the same were exchail- i)«c°^S45. 
ged at Pwan Tang, Canton, on the thirty-fitsJt day of Decenri- 
ber, t^he thousand eight hundred and forty five, by James Bid- 
die, Commander-in-chief ofthetiaval forces and Acting MinistiBr 
and Commissioner to China of the United States of Amerita, 
and Ke Ytng, of the Imperial" Blouse, general superintendent of 
the free tra3c of the five ports, Governor General of the, two 
Kwang provinces. Director 6f the Board of War, Vice High 
Chancellor, a Vice Giiai'dian of the Heir Apparent, STinister and 
Commissioner Extraordinary of the Ta Tsing Empire^ on the 
part of their respective Governinents. 

Now, therefore, be it known, that I, James K. Polk, Presi- q^eity pro- 
dent of the United Slates of America, have caused the.said treaty f^"^ ^P^ 
to be made pubtrc, l» the end that the same, and every clause ^^' *^**' — 
and article thereof, inay he observed arid ftilfllled with good 
faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. 

, In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and 
caused the seal of the IJnited States to be affixed. 

Done at the city of Washington, this eighteenth day of Apnl» 
in the year of our Lord one thousai)d eight hundredj 
[seal.] and forty -six, and of the independence of the said 
Slates the seventieths- 

: JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President: 

Jambs Buchamtan, Secretary of State. 



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TREATY WITH THE TWO SICILIES OF COMMiSRCE AND NAVI- 
GATION. 



CONCLUDED DECEMBER Ist, 1845. 

B}f the President of the United States of Afnerica. 

A PROCLAMATION: 

Tnoxy of com- Whereas, a Treaty of Commerce and Navig^tioa between the 
andiwvi- United States of America and his Majesty the KiUg of the 
Kingdom of the* Two Sicilies, was concluded and slfi^ned at 
Naples, on the first day of December, one thousand eight hun- 
dred and forty -five, which Treaty, being in the English and 
Italian languages, is, word for word, aa follows : 



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The United States of Ameri- 
ca and his Majesty the King 
of the Kingdom of the Two 
Sicilies, equally animated with 
the desire of maintaining the 
relations of good understand* 
ing which have hitherto so 
happily subsisted between their 
reapeclive states^ and consoli- 
dating the commercial inter- 
course between them, have 
agreed to enter into negotia- 
tions for the conclusion of a 
Treaty of Commerce and Nav- 
igation, for which purpose they 
iiave appointed plenipotentia- 
ries, that is to eay : 

The presidient of the United 
States of America, William 
H.Polk, Charge d'Affaires of 
the said tlnited States of Amer- 
ica to the Court of his Majes- 1 
ty the King of the Kingdom of. 
the Two Sicilies ; and his Ma- 
jesty the King of the Kingdom 
of the Two Sicilies, D. Giustino 
Fortunate ,Knight Grand Cross 
of the Royal Military Constan- 
tinian Order of St. George, and 
of Francis the 1st, Minister Sec- 
retary of State of his said Ma- 
jesty ; D. Michael Gravina and 
Requesenz, Prince of Comiti- 



Gli Stati Uniti di America, 
e Sua Maesta il Re^el Regno 
delle Due Sicilie, del pari ani- 
mat! del desiderio di conservare 
le relazioni di buona corrispoa- 
denza che anno finora felice- 
mcnte esisiito tra' loro rispet- 
tivi stati, e di esiendere e con- 
solidare i rapporti ccramerciali 
tra essi, soiio convenutidi eu- 
trare in negoziazione per la 
conchiusione di un trattato di 
commercjo e di navi^zione, 
ed anno a tale affeilo destinato 
rispettivamente de' plenipoten- 
ziari, cioe : 

II Presidente degli Stati tlni- 
ti di America, il Signor Guff- 
lielmo H. Polk, Inparicato ai 
A0ari degU stessi Stati Uniti di 
America presso la Corte di S. 
M. il Re del Regno delle Due ^ 
»!iicilio, e Sua Maesta il Redel * 
Regno delle Due Sicilie^ D. 
Giustino Fortunato, Cavaliere 
Gran Groce del Miiitare Reale 
Ordlne Constantlniaoo, di S. 
Georgiojedi quellodi Frances- 
CO 1o, Ministro S^^tario di 
Stato della M.S. ; D* Michele 
Gravina e Requesenz, Princi- 
pe di Comitini; Cavaliere Gran 
Croce di Francesco lo, Gentil- 



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nf, Kaifrht Grand Cross of the 
RoyaJ Order- of Fraocis the 
Ist, Gentleman of the .Chjanir 
ber in wailing, .and Minister 
SecretarjM>f State of his said 
Majesty ; and D. Antonio Spi- 
nelli, of Scalea, Commander 
of the Royal Order of Francis 
the 1st, Gentleman of the 
Chamber of his said Majesty, 
Member of the General Con- 
sulta, and Superintendent- 
General .of the Ardiives of th/e . 
Kingdom ; who, after having 
exchanged their full powers, 
found in good and due form, 
have concluded and signed the 
following articles : 

Articlb I. 

There shall, be reciprocal 
liberty of commerce and navi- 
gation between the United 
States of America and the 
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 

No duty of customs, or other 
impost^ shall be charged upon 
any goods,tBe produce or man- * 
ufacture of one country, upon 
importation by sea or by land 
from such couqtry into the 
other5 other or higher than the 
duty or impost charged upon 
goods of the same kind, the 
produce or manufa(;ture of^^r 
inoported from, any other coun- 
try ; and the United States of 
America and his Majesty the 
King of the Kingdom- of the 
Two Sieilies do hereby engage, 
that the subjects or citijsens of 
any other State shall not enjoy 
any favor, privilege, or im- 
munity, whatever, in matters 
of commerce and navigation, 
which shall not also, abd at 
the same time, be extended to 
the subjects or citizens of the 
other high contracting party, 
gratniiously, if the concession 



uomo di Camera con esercizio, 
e Ministro Segretario di Stato 
dcllk M. S.; e D. Antonio Spi- 
nelli, del Principi di Scaled, 
Commendatore del Real Or- 
dine di Francesco lo, Gentil- 
uomo della M. S., Consuliore 
delia Consulla Generale, e So- 
prantendente Generate degii 
Archivi del Regno ; i quali do- 
pe di avere scarnbiato loro pie- 
ni poteri, trovaii in buona e do* 
vutp forma anconcbiuso esot- 
toscfilto gii articoli seguenti: 



Art. lo. 

Vi sara reciproca liberta di To be a recip- 
commercio e navigazione tra ^mJercr^aiSi 
gli Stati Uniti di America ed il navigation. 
Regno delle Due Sicilie, e 
niun dazio doganale o alCra im- 
posizione, sara -caricato. sopra?^o^°**f* ^°^ 

1 1 • ^ iiDDOBed on m- 

qualunque merce di produ- ponationa into , 
zione del snolo o dell' Indus- either ooontry 
•tfia di un paese, alia imperta- manlifacwreeS 
zione per mare o per terra, da th© other, 
tale paese nell' aliro, diverso o 
piii elevato del dazio o impo- 
sizione caricata sulle merci 
detio stesso genere di produ- 
zione, o manifattura importata 
da qualsivoglia altro Paese. 

Gli Stati Uniti di America e ^'vorajgraft^ 

S. M. il Re dc Regno delle toothe/nations 
Due Sicilies' impegnano, per-^®,^® common 

w , jj-.- V. 1-^ J . to the other, 

CIO che I sudqiti o cittadmi di 

alcun altra Polenza, non go- 
dranno alcun favore, privilegio ' 
o immuntta, in materia di 
commercio o di navigazione, 
senza estenderlo, egualmente, 
e nello Stesso tempo, a' sudditi 
o citadini delP altra Potenza 
contraente, gratuitamente, se 
la concessione faua a favore di 
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in favor of that other Stale 
Bhail have been gratuitous, and 
in return for a cohipensation, 
aa nearly as possible of pro- 
|X)ri»6nate value and effect, lo 
be adjusted by nr^utual agree- 
ment, if the concession shall 
-have been conditional. ^ 

Article II. 

Equalisation of All articles of the produce 
daties Ac. on ^r manufacture of either coun- . 

imports and ex- « « ■ • 

poru. try, and of their iiespeciive 

states, which can legally be 
imported into either country 
from the other, in ships of that 
other country, and thence com- 
ing, shall, when so imported, 
be subject to the same duties, 
and enjoy the same privileges, 
whether imported in ships of 
the one country, or in ships of 
the other : and in like manner, 
all goods which can legally be 
exported or re-exported from 
either country to the other, in 
ships of that other country, 
shall, when so exported or re- 
exported, be subject to the 
same duties, and be entitled to 
the same privileges, drawbacks, 
bounties, and allowances, whe- 
ther exported in ships of the 
one country, or in ships of the 
other. 



Article IIL 

Equalization of No duties of tonnage, bar- 
S^iSttoSlw^^'"!"slithoxJse8,pilotage,quai-. 
dntieii: antine, or other similar duties, 

of whatever nature, or under 
whatever denomination, shall 
be imposed in either country 
upon the vessels of the other, 
in respect of voyages between 
the United States of America 
and the Kingdom of the Two 
Sicilies, if ladeti^ or in respect 



ttnla, e medianto un letnpen- 
samenio proporzionato, per 
qaanto sia possifoile, di valore 
e di effeto, d^ stabilirsi di co- 
mune acoorda, se la conces- 
sions e atata oncrosa. 



Art. 2o. 

TuUc 1e produziotti del 8U- 
volo e deir induslria dell' unoe 
dell' altro ptiese, o de' loioiis- 
peuivi Stnti che possonoessere 
legalmenteimmessein unode' 
due paese con legni dell' altro 
. paese e da oaso provvenl- 
enti, saranno, quando vcranno 
cosi immesse, sottoposte agll 
stessi dazi, e godranno degli 
stessi privilegi, o che sieno iffl- 
portate con bastimenii dell' 
UHO o con basliraenti dell' altro 
paese: ed alio stesso modo, 
tmie le merci che pretranno 
- essere ^ I egal men te . esportale o 
riesportate da uno de' du paesi 
riell' altro, con legni dell' aluo 
paese, saranno, quando verran- 
no cosi esportate o riesportate, 
sottoposte agli stessi dazi, ed 
avranno diritto agli stessi privi- 
legi diffalchi, benefici, conces- 
sioni e restituzioni, o che sieno 
esportate da' legni di un paese 
o da quelli'delF altro. 

Art. 3o. 

Niun diritto di tonaelU^io, 
di porto, di fanale o di pilotag- 
gio, quarantena e altri simiiip 
correspondenti diritli di qoalsi* 
voglia natura, e sotto qualsiasi 
denominazione^sara imposto in 
uno de' due paesi sopra i legoi 
deli' altro, in risguardo ai viag- 
gi era gli Stati Uniti ^i Ameri- 
ca, ed ii Regno delle Due Si- 
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of hvij voyii^e, if in ballast, 
^hich shall not be eqnally im- 
posed in the like cases on na- 
tional vessels. 

Article IV. 

It is hereby declared/ that 
the stipulatlona^^ of the present 
treaty are not to be understood 
4IS applying to the navigation 
and carrjring trade between one 
port and another, situated in 
the States of either contracting 
party, suoh navigation and 
tvade being reservjed excl usi ve- 
ly to national vessels. Vessels 
of either country shall, howev- 
er, be permitted to load or un- 
load the wholaor part of their 
•cai^oes, at one or more ports 
in the States of either of the 
high contracting parties, and 
then to proceed to complete the 
.*8aid loading or unloading at 
4my other port or ports in the 
eame States. . 



Article V. 

Neither of the tWo Govern- 
ments, nor any corporation or 
4ig«nt acting in behalf or under 
tbeanthority of either Govern- 
ment, shall, in the purchase of 
any article which, being the 
growth, produce, or manufac- 
ture of the one counliy, shall 
he imported into the other, 
give, directly or indirectly, any 
priority or preference on ac- 
coant of, or in reference to, the 
national character of the vessel 
in which such article shall 
bave been imported; it -being 
the true intent and meanit)g 
of the hig'h contracting parties 
4htA no distinction or differ- 
ence-whatever shall be •made 
21X tins* respect. 



lunqueviaggio, se in zavorra, 
che non^ sard egualmente im- 
pqsto,in casi 8imtgliiEinti,sopra 
i legni del proprio paese. 

Art. 4o- 

E espr essamente diobiarato, stipniatioaa • 
che le stipxtlazioni del presente J^ ^%^ ^ 
traltato, non debbono inten-coaB?ngtr8d«.^ 
dersicomeappticabili alia navi- 
gazione ed al trafUco tra un 
por(o edun altro situati negli 
Stati di ciascuna delle Alte 
Parti cdntraentr, essendo, tale 
navigazione e traffico, riserba- 
to esclusivamente a' bastimenti 
naztonali. 

I bastimenti deVdue paesi, 
del resto,« potranno caricare o 
discaricare il tatto, o una parte 
de' loro caricbi, in uno o pifi 
porti d^li Stati di ciascuna 
deile parti contraenti, e quindi 
procedere per corapletare il «i- 
manente del carico o del dis- 
carico, in ogni altro porto o 
port! negli stessi Stati. 

Art. -So. 

Niuno de'due Govemi, ne NopwfawBoj 
alcuna corporazione o agenle either pw^iS 
che operi, in favore, o sdtto 1' importation* on 
aulorita di ciaacuno di essi raffl IhS^ 
nella compra di qualunque ar- acter of veaMUi 
ticulo, il quale essendo produ- j^rtTd!''''' ^^ 
zioneomanifatturadiun paese, 
sata importato nell' altro', dara 
direttamente o indfrettamente 
alcuna preeminenza o prefer- 
enza, in risguardo o in rappor- 
to al carattere nazionale del 
bastimento, in cui tate articolo 
sara stato importato; essendo il 
vero scopo ed intenzione deUe 
Alte Parti cDntraenti, che niu- 
na distinzioneo difierenza qua- 
lunque, sia fatta sotto questo 
rapporto: 



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Art. 60i 



liberty ©f mi- The high CDiitractiBg par- 
»d«j«,,&c.8e.^j^g engage, in regard to the 
personal privileges that the cii- 
izens of the United States of 
America shall enjoy in the do* 
minions of his Majesty the 
King of the Kingdom of the 
Two Sicilies, and the subjects 
.of his said Majesty in the Uni- 
ted States of America, that they 
shall have free and undoubted 
right to travel and to reside in 
the State? of the two high con- 
tracting paities, subject to the 
same precautions of police 
which, are practised towards 
the subjects or citizens of the 
most favored nations. 
Citizens and They shall be entitled to oc- 
'"^Srty°^ma*"^"Py dwellings and ware- 
dLpose of ihlw houses, and to dispose of their 
^S^ld SS;P®?°"^' propertyof every kind 
hein may sue- and description^ by sale, gift, 
eeedtoandtakeexchange, will, orin any other 
Sr«ime"&c.** way whatever, without the 
smallest hinderance or obsta- 
cle ; and their heirs or repre- 
sentatives, being subjects or cit- 
izens of the other high con- 
tracting party, shall succeed to 
, their personal goods, whether 
by testament or ab intestato ; 
and may take possession there- 
of, either by themselves or by 
othersacting for them, and dis- 
pose of the same at will, pay- 
. ing to the profit of the respee- 
• tive Govfernifients such dues 
only as the inhabitants of the 
country wherein the said goods 
are, shall be subject to pay in 
In absence of like cases. And in case of the 
^5*i^^if^^^ absence of the heir ai)d repre- 
c^vethe sameseutative, such care shall be 
2^y*J^^«®<*^ taken of the said goods as 
would be taken of the goods 
of a nati?e of the same coimtry 
in like case, until the lawful 
owner may take measures for 



.Le alte parti contraenti s* 
impegnano, per risguardo a* 
personali privilegi, di cui ^o- 
dranho i ciuadini degli Stati 
Uniti di America ne Domini 
. di S. M. il Re del Regno delle 
Due Sicilie, ed i Sudditi della 
M. S. ne' detti Stati Uniti di 
America, che avranno essi li- 
bero etion dubbiodiritto di vi- 
aggiare e risiedere negli tStati 
delle Due Alte Parti contraenti, 
rimanendo sotloposti, soltanto, 
alle precauzioni di polizia che 
vengono usate Verso i sudditi 
o cittadini delle nazioni le piii 
favorite. 

Efisi avranno dirittodioccu- 
pare dell case e de' magazzini, 
e di dispone delle loro propri- 
eta personali di qualunque spe- 
cie e denominazione, per ven- 
dita, donazione, permuta tes- 
tara^ntato, o in qualunque al- 
tro modo, senza il minimo os- 
lacolo o impedimento ; ed i 
loro eredi, essendo sudditi o cit- 
tadini dell' altm parte contra- 
ente, succederanno a' detti loro 
berri personali, sia per testa- 
Aientato, sia ab intestaio^e po- 
tranno prendeme possesso, aia 
da se stessi o per altri agendo 
per essi, e di disporne a piaci- 
mcnto, pagando a profitto de' 
rispetiivi Governi, quei soli di- 
ritti, a' quaii gfi abitanti- del 
paese ove sono situati tali beiri, 
sarebbero assoggeitati in simig- 
lianli circostanze: ed in caso di 
assenza degli eredi o de* rap- 
presentati di essi, si prendera 
de' detti beni^ la stessa'cura 
che sarebbe presa^in simrli casi, 
de' ben I de' nntlvi dello stesv^ 
paese, fino a4anto oho il legit- 
tinio proprietario abbia rbive- 
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receiving them. And if a ques- 
tion should arise among seve- 
ral daimants as to which of 
them said gbo(}s belong, the 
same shall be decided finally 
by the laws and judges of the 
land w^herein the said goods 
are. 

They shall not be obliged 
to pay, under any pretence 
whatlever, any taxes or impo* 
sitions, other or greater than 
those, which are paid, or may 
hereafier be paid, by the sub- 
jects or citlsiens of the most fa- 
vored nations, in the respec- 
tiveStat^softhe high contract- 
ing parlies. 

They shall be exempt from 
all military service, whether by 
land or by sea; from forced 
loans, and from every extraor* 
dinary contribution not gene- 
ral and by law established. 
Their dwellings, warehouses, 
and all premised appertaining 
thereto^ destined for purposes 
of commerce or residence, shall 
be respected. No arbitrary 
search of, or visit to, their 
houses, and no arbitrary exam- 
ination or inspection whatever 
of the books, papers, or ac- 
counts of their trade, shall be 
made, but such measures shall 
be executed only in conformity 
with the legal sentence of a 
competent tribunal ; and each 
of the two high contracting 
parties engages that the citi- 
zens or Subjects of the other, 
residing in their respective 
States, shall enj6y their prop- 
erty and personal security in as 
full and ample manner as their 
own citizens or subjects, or the 
subjects or citizens of the most 
favored nation. 



moiti pretendenti per I' appar- . 
tenenza de' detti beni, la stessa 
sara decisa diffinitivamente, se« 
condo le leggi, e da' giudici del 
paese o ve si trovano i detti beni. 

Non sarano essi obbligati a 
pagare, sot to verun pretesto^ 
altre tasse o imposizioni, di- 
verse o piu elevate di quelle They shall not 
che sono pagate o che potranno ^y hjggSr^tal^ 
essere. in seguito pagate da' es than paid by 
sudditi o cittadini delle nazi- S;;;^"d"naJS2L* 
one le piu favorite ne' respet- 
tivi Stali delle Alte Parti con- 
traenti. 

Saranno £ssi'esenti da qua- 
lunqueservizio militare,8ia per 
terra, sia per mare, da' prestiti 8i»an ^^^ 
forzosi e da qualunque contri-t™y^ ^^rvic^t 
buzione ^raordinaria, purche forced loans, 
hon sia generale e stabilita dalle ^ 
leggi. Le lore abitazioni^ i ma- 
gazzini, e tutto cio che lore ap- 
partieqe per obbietto di com- 
meccio e di residenza, sarranno J^^'JJJJJ ^^ 
rispettati. Non sarafatta alcu-'^^^ 
na arbitraria perquisizione o 
visita nelte lord abitazioni, e ' ' 
neanche arbitrario esame o is- No art>itrary 
pezione qualunque de' loro H-Sre«™^S 
bn, carte o conti commercial] ; of papen allow- 
potendo siffatte misure essere «<^- 
soltanto eseguite in forza di 
sentenza legale di un compe- 
tente tribupale; ciascunadeile 
Due Alte Parii contraenti s' 
impegna, percio che 1 cittadini 
© i sudditi dell' altra residenti Rights of pro- 
ne' loro rispettivi Stati, godran^ g^d? ^^^"^ 
no della loro proprieta e sicu- 
rezza personals, in tal pieno ed 
amplo mpdo, come i loro pro- ". 
pri cittadini e sudditi, o i sud- 
diti o. cittadini delle nazioni le 
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Article VI L 



Art. 7o. 



Citizens and The dti^ns and the sub- 
^SrS[Thdjects of each of the two. higti 
country, of the contraeting parlies shall be free 
^e"te.r'S^in the States of the other to 
afiairs or select mai^age thoir owa affairs them- 
iSents,&c°^^^®^^®s> or to oommit those af- 
fairs to the management of 
any persons whom (hey may 
appoint as their broker, factor, 
or agent ; nor shall the oilizens 
and subjects of the two high 
contracting parties be restrain- 
ed in their choice of persons lo 
act in such capacities, nor shall 
they be called upon to pay any 
salary or remuneration to any 
person whom they shall not 
choose to employ. ^ 
Absolute free- Absoluie freedom shall be 
bSyer8^nd°eU.«>v«n '^^ ^^^ cascs to thebuyor 
era to bargain and Seller to bargain together, 
^**"- and to fix. the price of any 
goods or merchandise import- 
ed into, or to be exported from, 
the States and dominions of the 
two high contracting patties ; 
save and except generally sDcfa 
cases wherein the laws and 
usages of the country may re- 
quire the intervention of any 
special ag^ts in the States and 
dominions of ihe high contract* 
ing parties* 



Kttch party 
nay appoint 
consuls, d^c. to 
tajoy tne same 
pnvileges as 
those of most 
fiiTored nations; 
but consuls en- 
gaging in com- 
merce placed 
on same footing 
as private indi 
viduals. 



Artici-e VIlI. 

£ach of the two high con- 
tracting parties may have, in 
the ports of the other, consuls, 
vice consuls, and commercial 
agents, of their own appoint- 
ment, who shall enjoy the same 
privileges and powers of those 
of the most favored 'nations ; 
but if any such consuls shall 
exercise commerce, they shall 
be subject to the same laws and 
usages to which the private in- 
dividuals of their nation are 



I cittadini ed i sudditi di ci- 
ascuna delli Due Alte Parti 
contmenti,^ pot ranno, n^li Stati 
dell' altra, Hbentmente trattare 
i prop)! affari da se stessi, o 
commettere.tali affari allages- 
• tione di tutte le peraone, ch' 
essi potranno nominare loro 
mezzani, ifattori o ageati, e non 
aaranno i citadini edisuddiii 
delle Due Alte Parti eoatraen- 
ti, impediti nella scelta delle 
persone che potranno agire iii 
tale qualita, ne' samnno essi 
richiesti di pagare alcun sala- 
rio o rimutterazione,adalcuDa 
persona, che non sia da essi 
scella. 

Assoiuta liberta sara data, in 
ogni caso, al compratore ed al 
irenditore,di negoziarein»ienie, 
e di fissare ilpr«zzo diqnahm- 
que efietto o mercanzia irn- 
messa negli Stati e ne' Domini 
delle Due Alie Parti contra- 
enti, o da essere dai mededitni 
esportaia ; salvo, in generale, 
gli affari, pe' quail, le leggie 
le usanze del paeze, richiede- 
ranao 1' opera di agenti speci- 
al i. negli Stati e Domini delle 
Due AUe Parti contraenu. 



Art. 8o. 

Ciascuna delle Due Ali^ 
Parti cmitraenti, poira arcre, 
ne» porti.delP aitra, de* Conso- 
H, Vice Consoli ed AgenU 
Commerciali di loro scelta, ] 
quali godranno degli stessi 
privilege e poteri, di cui godo; 
np quelii delle nazioni le pui 
favorite,, ma nelcaso che i dctu 
Consoli volessiero esercitare u 
c^mraercio, saranno soggetti 
alle stesse leggi ed usi, a' qualf 
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sofojeci 10 the same place. 

Thceaid consuls^vice consuls, 
and commercial agents are au- 
thorized to require the assist- 
-ance of the local athorities for 
the search,. airest, detention, 
and imprisonment of ihe desert- 
ers from, the ships of war and 
merchant vesseU of their coun- 
<ry,* For this purpose, they 
sh^ll apply to the competent 
tribunals, judges, and officers, 
and shall in writing demand the 
said deserters, proving, by the 
exhibition of the registers of 
the vessels, the rolls o^ the 
crews, or by other official do^-. 
uments, that such individuals 
formed part of the crews ; and 
this reclamation being thus 
substantiated^ the surrender 
shall not be refused. 

Such deserters, when arret- 
ed, shall be placed at the dis- 
posal of the siaid consuls, vice 
consuls, or commercial agents, 
and may be confined in the pub- 
lic prisons, at the request and 
cost of those who shall claim 
them, in order to be detained 
uQtitthe time when (hey shall 
be restored to the vessel to 
which they belonged, or sent 
back to their own country by 
a vessel of the satt^e nation, or 
any other vessel whatsoever. 
But if not sent back within 
four months -from the day of 
their arrest,o.r if all the expen- 
aes of such imprisonment are 
not defrayed by the party caus- 
ing such arrest and imprison- 
ment, they shall be set at liber- 
ty, and shall not be again ar- 
rested, for the same cause. 

However, if the deserter 
ahould be found to have com- 
mitted any crime or offence, his 
. «unender may be delayed un- 
til the tribunal, before which 
his case shall be depending, 



d^la loDro nazione nel paese 

ove risiedono. ComuIii, Ac. 

I detti Coasoli, Vice Conso-^S^^SS'^^triJ?! 
li €d Agenii Consolari, sonoance of local au- 
autorizati a richiedere I' assis-j^j^^^c.ofdli- 
tenza delle Autoritalocali per laseneTs. 
ricerca, I'arresto, la detenzione 
e 1' impiigionamento de' de- 
sertori da navi da guerra e 
mercantiji del loro paese. A HowdMnand 
tale eOeto, essi si rivoJgerannp'»^*"*>«™*^*- 
a' tribunali, giudici ed uffioiali 
competenti, e domauderanno 
in iscritto i suddetti . disei tori, 
provandoco' regislri del basti- 
mento o ruolo di equipaggi o 
con altri docamenti official i 
che tali individui abbian6 fatto 
parte de' suddeti equipaggi, e a 
tal dima^a,.cosi dpcunaentata, 
il didertore non sara negate. 

Questi disertori, allorche ar- How desQiuia 
restali, rimmarruoo a disposi- jJ^JJf^j^JPJJ; 
zione de' ConsoU» Vice Con-reated. 
soli o Agenti Con;))>^erciali e 
potranno esser rinchiusi nolle 
pubbliche career!, a richiestae 
speea di chi ne facda la di- 
manda, per essere ritenuti sine 
al pioniento che saraono res- 
tituiti al bastimento &1 quale 
apparienevano, o inviali nel 
loro paese su di un bastimento 
della stessa nazione o di qnal- 
siasi aitra ; ma, pero, se nelto 
spazio di quattro mesi, a con- ^ 
tare dal giorn^o dello arresto, 
non fossero essi rimandati, o 
che tutte le spese per 4ale im- 
prigipi^amento non sieno paga- 
te dalla parte che a dimandato 
tale arresto e prigionia, saranno 
essi mess'i in liberta, senza che 
possano quindi essere arrestati 
di bel nuovo per la stessa ra- 
gione. 

Se pero il disertore avesse 
commesso qualche delitto, la 
estradizione dello stesso sara 
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shall have pionounced its sen- 
tence, and sucb sentence shall 
have been, carried into effeet. 

Article IX. 

Vesseiwfefther If any ships of War or Iner- 
'^n'SeToMt^of^^*"' vessels be wrecked on 
the other, and the coasis of ihe states of either 

•aJ^dllwrefro ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ contracting parties, 
shall be restor- such ships oT vesscls, or any 
eutoownerfi. parts thereof, and all furniture 
and appurtenances belonging 
thereunto, and all goods and 
merchandise which shall be 
saved therefrom, or the produce 
thereof, if sold, shall be faith- 
fully restored with the least 
possible delay to the proprie- 
tors, upon being ^imed by 
them, or their duly authorized 
GoodB found on factors ; and if there are no 
wecked veal^such proprietors or factors on 
aeis, now to be the spot, th«n the said goods 
diapowdof. ^^^^ mwohandise, or the pro- 
ceeds thereof, as well as all the 
papers found on board sucli 
wrecked ships or vessels, shall 
be delivered to the American 
or Sicilian consul or vice con- 
sul in whose district the wreck 
may have taken place ; and 
such consul, vice consul, pro- 
prietors, or fectors, shall pay 
only the expenses incurred in 
the preservation of the proper- 
ty, together with the rate of 
salvage, and expenses of 
quarantine which would have 
been payable in the lijce case 
of a wreck of a national ves- 
sel ; atid all ^oods and mer- 
chandise saved fromtl>e wreck 
shall not be subject to duties, 
unless cleared far consump- 
Legai claims on tlon ; it being underetood that 

be rere;?^' '> ^^'"^^^ ^/ any legal claim 

competent tri- "pon such Wreck, goods or 

buDoiB. merchandise, the same shall 

be referred for decision to the 

competent tribunals of the 

country. 



emanata Ja sua sentenza, e che 
abbia questa avuto il suo ef- 
felto. 

Art. 9o. 

Si alcun bastimento da 
guerra o mercantile, fard nau- 
fragto sulle coetedegli Stati di 
ciascuna delle Alte Parti' cod- 
traenti, tali bastimenti o qual- 
unque parti de essi ed attrezzi 
ed appartenenzede'medesirai, 
ed ogni altro effetio e mercan- 
zia che sara salvata da essi, o 
ii psodotto, se^ venduto, sara fe- 
delmente lestituita, il piu pres- 
to che si poira, ai proprietari,^u 
la di loro richiesta, o di agenti, 
debitamente da loro auto 
rizzati ; e se non vi sieno tali 
propri^tari o agenti sul luogo, 
allora siffatti effetti e mercan- 
zie, o il di loro prodotto, del 
pari che tutie le carte riU-ovale 
a bofdo de^ bastimenti naufra- 
^aiijSarannoconsegnate al Con- 
sole o Vice Console America- 
no e Siciliano, nel di cui dis- 
tretto il^ natifragio a potuto 
avere luogo ; e tale Console o 
Vice Console, proprietari o 
agent! , pagheranno solamente 
le spese incorse per la conser- 
vazione d^la proprieta, insi- 
eme con la rata di salvataggio, 
e le spese di quarantena che 
sarebbero pagabiH in simil caso 
di naufragio di un bastimento 
nazionale, e gli efFetli e mer- 
canzie salvate dal naufragio 
non saranno soggette a dazio, a 
meno che non sieno esse desti- 
nate per-'consumnzione, beoin- 
teso che, in caso di qualunque 
legale reclamo su di tale nau- 
fragio, effetti e mercanzie, la 
stesso sara deferito alia de- 
cisioned eitribunali coropeien* 
ti del paeee. 



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Article X. 

The merchant vosaele of 
each of the two high coatrac* 
ting parties which «iay be . 
forced by stress of weather or 
other cause ir)to one of the 
ports pf the other, shall be ex-* 
empt from all duty of port or 
navigation paid for the benefit 
of the State, if the motive 
which led to take refuge be 
real and evident, and if no 
operation of com^perce be 
done by loading or unloading 
merciiandise ; well understood, 
however, that the loading or 
unloading, which may regard 
the subsistence of the crew, or 
necessary for the reparation of 
the ve8sel,sha1l not be consider- 
ed operations of commerce, 
which lead to the payment of 
duties, and that the daid ves- 
sels do not stay in port beyond 
the time necesdary, keeping in 
view thp cause which Ua,M> 
/Iking refuge. 



Aeticlb XI. 

To carry always ittore fully- 
into effect the intentions of the 
two high I contracting parties, ^ 
I bey agree that every diflfer- 
ence of duty, whether of the 
teri per cent, or other, estab- 
lished in the respective States, 
to the prejudice of the naviga- 
tion and commerce of those 
nations which have uoi treaties 
of commerce and navigation 
with them, shall. ceasje and re- 
main abolished in conformity^ 
io the principle established in 
the first article of the present 
treaty, as well on the produc- 
tions of the soil and industry 



Art. lOo. 



Le navi mercantili di cias- VeMei« of eith- 
cuna delle Due Alte Parti S7"iL»«''!tf 
confraenti, che per forluna di weather in the 
I9are o altra cagiqne fossero S?^em?t%?^« 
costrette ad entrare in uno de'port charaes, 
porti dell' altra, vi saranno es- Sr^f^f enSSe 
entate da ogni diritto di portow commene. 
o di navigazione soli to a 
pagarsi in beneficio deUo Stato, 
se i motivi che le avranno cos- 
trette a rifuggirsi sieno reali ed 
evidenti, e purche non faccia- 
tio esse nlcuna operazione di 
commcrcio caricando o scari- p»<?"°K ?^ ^^- 
cando delle mercanzie. Be-tSi^lLS ?ot 
nintedo, pero che i caricamen- conwdered en- 
ti o discaricamenti rieguardan- SS?I. ^''"" 
ti la sussistenza degli equipag- 
gio necessari alia riparazione 
delta navi, non sarranno consid- 
erati come operazioni di com- 
mercio che diano adito al 
pagAmento de' diritti, e purch6 
le dette navi, non prolunghino 
la loro pennanenza nel porto, 
al di la del Iwnpo necessario, 
avendosi riguarda alle cagioni 
cbe \fi avranno costrette a cer- « 
carritugio. 

Aax, llo. 

Per recaresempre piu ad ef- Evenr differ- 
fetto le intenzioni delle Due*^^^**^^^^ 
Alte Parti cpptraenti, conven- aboiiahed. 
gono Esse, che ogni differen-, 
za.dr dazio, sia del 10 p. c. sia 
alti-a stabiliia negli stati rispet- 
tivi in preguidizio della navi- 
gazione e deijcomineroio delle 
nazioni che non anno con esse 
trattaddi navigazione edi com- 
mercio cesserae rimarra abolita, 
consentaneamenCe al principio 
stabUito net primp articolo del 
presente trattaio, tantp sulla 
produzioni del suolo e della 
induetria del Regno delle Dne 
Sicilie, che da esso verranno 



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of the Kingdom of the Two 
Sicilies, which iherefrom shall 
be imported into the United 
States of America, whether in 
vessels of the one or of the 
other cotintry, as on thosef 
which in like manner, shall be 
imported in the Kingdom of' 
the Two Sicilies in vessels of 
both countries. 
Prodnctioni! of . They declare besides, thrit 
the Mil and in-as the producHons of the soil 
^"^countrie' and industry of the two coun- 
Qot to be sub. tries, on their introduction into 
K 'o5>rib the ports of the other, shall not 
hjglier duties be subjcct to greater dmies than 
l^a'SnWp'ro-^hose which shall belmposedon 
Auctions pf most the like prodticlions of the most 
fiivorednaUou8.|-j^yQ^^j} nations, SO the red and' 
white wines of the Kingdom 
of the Tw6 Sicilies of every 
kind, including' those of Mar- 
sala, which may be imported 
diVectly into IhetJnited States of 
America, whether in ves- 
els of the one or of theother 
cotintry, shdll not paylirgher 
or greater duties Tfiah those of 
the red arid white wines of the 
most favored nations. A fid in 
like manner, the cottons ojf the 
United States of America, 
wh ich may be ' i ml)brted direct- 
ly into the Kingdom of the. 
; Two Sicilies, wTi^hfer ill ves- 
,.' , sdia of thd'pnci dt ^rther mition , 
shall not pay highcJ^ or grectler 
dittitis thatf the Cottons of 
Egypt, Ber»gal, or' those of'ihfe 
most fevered natibrts. 



immesee negli St6ti Unili di 
America con legni dell' uiio e 
dell' aliro> paese, quarito sulle 
produzioni del suolo e dell' in- 
dustria dee;li Stati Uoiti di 
America, cheda essi verranno- 
piarimenti immesse nel Regno ^ 
delle Due Sicilie con basli- 
menti de' due Paesi. 

Dichiarano, inoltre, che non 
doTendo le produzioni del su- 
olo e dell'industria dei due 
pacsi, nella loro immissione 
dalP uno liell' alfro, essere as- 
sogg-ettate a dazio^maggioredi 
quello a cui sono soltopbsti i 
p*^odbl(i mcdesimi delFe na- 
zioni le pifi favorite, i vini rossi 
a bianehi, percio, del Regno 
delle Due SicHie, di qualun- 
que sorta, inclusi quelfi, di 
Mansala, che saranno immessi 
direttamente negli Stati Uniti 
di America, con legni delP uno 
o ddr altro poese, hoh paghc- 
r^iio'dazi maggiori o piii eleva-^ 
ti de vini rossi o bianehi delle 
nazioni le f iu favorite. E sim- 
ilmente, i cotoni degli Stati 
Unili di America, che verran- 
no immessi direttameinte nel 
Regno deile Due Sicitie, con 
legni dell' una o dell' altrana- 
zibne; nofi' poigheratino dazi 
nlaggiori, o piu elcfvate de^ Co- 
toni di Bgitfo, del B^j^l,o 
di quelli delle 'n^zidtlf le piu 
favorite. 



Articm' XII; 



Art: 12o. 



Thiitreaty to . The pre^cTit treaty skatt be 

1^ in force loin foirce from this day, and foi- 

^mmSSfhsTfi^t^e term of ten years, and'' 

ter either party further, (iritil'the end of twelve 

five muce, &c. months after either t>f tU hi^h 

contiractln^ partij^s shall have 

given notice to the other of Its 

intention to.terminaie the same, 



II presettte trattato sarSiq 
vfgore d^ questo gforno, e per 
lo spazio di dieci annij ed an- 
cne firio artermitae didodici 
mesi, dopo che ciascuna delle 
Alte P&rtf contraenti, avrfi no- 
tificato all' altra^ la sua inten- 
zione di porvi termine ^ Tiscr- 

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each of the skid- high contract- 
ing panics reserving to itsellf 
the right of gfvrng such notice 
at the end of the said term of 
ten years, or at any subsequent 
term. 

'"^ ... ' 

Article XIIL- 



bandbii cfa'Scurtia delle Alte 
Pnrii cotttrheiiti, il diritto di 
dare tale con osceb^a, ajthi fine 
del detto teitnine didfecian- 
ni, o a qualanque suss^guente 
tempo. 

AkT. 13o.' ^ 



Signed iBt 0«t. 
1845. 



The pi'ftfteiit treaty shaU be 
apptwed aifid ratified by the 
Presid'^nt of! the United «eaf€c3' 
of America, by and with the 
advice and consent of the 
Senate of the said States^ and 
by his Majesty ihe'King of the 
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, 
and the ratifications shall be 
exchanged at Naples, at the 
expiration of six months from 
the date of Its signature, or 
sooner, if possible. 

In witness whereof, the re- 
spective plenipotentiaries have 
signed the same, and have af- 
fixed thereto the seals of their 
arms. 

Done at Naples the first of 
December, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and ' 
forty-five. . 
William H. Polk. [l. s] . 

And whereas, the said Treaty has been duly ratified on both^j2^JJ*y JJJJ^ 
parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were exchanged president u. & 
at Naples^ on the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred** J^^Ti ^^^ 
and forty-six, by William H. Polk, Charg6 d'Attaircs of the 
United States, and D. Giustino Fortunato, Knight Grand Cross 
of the Royal Military Constantinian Order of St. George, and of 
Francis the Ist., Minister Secretary of Stali of his said Majesty ; 
D. Michael Gravinaand Requesenz, Prince of Comitini, Knight 
Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Francis the 1st., Gentleman 
of the Chamber in waiting, and Minister Secretary of State of 
his said Majesty ; and D. Antonio Spinelli, of Scalea, Com- 
mander of the Royal Order of Francis the 1st, Gentleman of 
the Chamber of his said Majesty, Member of the General Con- 
solta, and Superintendent-General of the Archives of the King- 
dom, on the part of their respective Governments : 



11 presente tratlato ?flrii=^p- To be ratified 
provato e ratificato Sal, Presi-^'SKgS 
deniedegli Steti Uniti di Ame- ?« montiw from 
rica, con 1' intesA ecolconsen- iignauS^ *^ 
timento del Senate degli Siati 
suddetti, e da S. k . 11 Re del 
Regno delle'Due SieilW,'e ne 
saranno scambiate in Napoli 
le ratifiche alio spirare^disei 
mesi dalia data del la softescri- 
zione, o anche prima, se sara 
possibile. 

In fede di chi, i Plenipo- 
tenziari rispettivi lo an firmaio, 
e vi anno opopsto ii sugello del- 
le ioro armi. 

Fatto in Napoli il prime di 
Dicembre dell anno miUeot- 
tocento quarantacinque. 
Giustino Foetunato. [l. b. 
Principe pi CoMiTim. [l. s. 
Antonio Spinelli. [l.s. 



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Now,. THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWK, that I, JAMBS K. 

POLK President of the United States of America, have caused 
the 8a,id Treaty to be made public^ to the end that the same and 
every clause and article thereof may be observed and fulfilled 
with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and 
caused the s^al of the United States to be affixed. 

Done at the city of Washington, this twenty-fourth day of 
July, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight 
[seal.] hundred and forty-six; and of th^ Independence of 
the United States, the seventy-first. 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President: 

James Buchanan, Secretary of State. 



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TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN OF LIMITS WESTWARD OP 1846. 
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIAS. 



CONCLUDED JUNE 15th, 1846. 

By the President of the United States of America. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, a Treaty between the United States of America andiy^ty wiihO* 
Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, oondiH* 
Britain and Ireland was concluded and signed by their plen- jj^^ ^^ ''™*^ 
ipotentiaries at Washington on the fifteenth day of June last, 
which treaty is, word for word, as follows : # 

The United States of America and her Majesty the Queen munble^ 
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, deeming 
it to be desirable for the future welfare of both countries that 
the slate of doubt and uncertainty which has hitherto prevailed 
respecting the so? ereignty and government of the territory on 
the northwest coast of America, lying westward of the Rocky ^ 

or Stony mountains, should be finally terminated by an amica- 
ble compromise of the rights mutually asserted by the two par- 
ties over the said territory, have respectively named plenipoten- 
tiaries to treat and agree concerning the terms of such settle- 
ment — that is to say: the President of the United States of Negotiatom^ 
America has, on his part, furnished with full powers James 
Buchanan, Secretary of Slate of the United States, and her 
Majesty, the Queen of tbe United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland, has, on her part, appointed the Right Honorable 
Richard Pakenham, a member of her Majesty's most honorable 
privy council, and her Majesty's envoy extraordinary and min- 
ister plenipotentiary Co the United Slates •, who, after having 
communicated to each other their respective full powers, founa 
in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the 
following articles : 

Aeticle I. 

From the point on the forty-ninth parallel of north latitude, fionndarv line 
^here the boundary laid down in existing treaties and conven- J^y^^^^J-^ 
tions between the United States and Great Britain terminates, mmiodb west of 
the line of boundary between the territories of the United States ^y Mowx- 
and those of her Britannic Majesty shall be continued westward 
along the said forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the mid- 
dle of the channel which separates the continent from Vawcou- 
ver's Island, and thence southerly through the middle of the 
«aid channel, and of Fuca's straits to the Pacifiic Ocean ; Pro- 

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Navigation otf^iJedy howevcTy That the navigation of ihe whole of the said 
S?eeSXnc^u. channel and straits south of t lie forty-ninih parallel of north 
Ter'B Island and latitude remain free and open to both parties. 

the continent, 

and of Fuca 

»traiU,tobeiiee ARTICLE II. 

and open to 

Navigation of Fxoin the point at which the forty-ninth parallel of north 
ETriv^eJ^loTi latitude shall be found to intersect the great norihem branch of 
free and open to the Columbia river, ihe navigation of the said branch shall be 
c^.'^Sd Bn^iS^ree and open to the Hudson's Buy Company, and to all British 
•ubiecte trading subjects trading with the same, to the point where the said 
. - '>«^"»^*^«ni. *«• branch meets the main stream of the Columbia, and thence 
^ down the said main stream to the ocean, with free access into 

and through the said river or rivers, it being understood that all 
the usual portages along the line thus described shall in like 
manner be free and open. In navigating the said river or riv- 
ers, Br^ish subjects, with their goods and produce, shall be 
Wot to be con- treated on the same footing as citizens of the United States ; it 
Tent th^ti^s! being, however, always understood that nothing in this article 
*o™™*^8"»- shall be construed as preventing, or intended to prevent, the 
^Sion'ofwOd Government of the United States from making any regulations 
liver. respecting the navigation of the said river or rivere not incon- 

^ distent with the present treaty. 

Article III. 

PotteMonr In the future appropriation of the territory south of the for- 
B?oSw^*«S*y'°'^^^ parallel of north latitude, as provided in the first arti- 
*llBri^ 8ub-cle of this treaty, the possessory rights of the Hudson's Bay 
peSidr*^ ""'Company, and of i^ll British subjects who may be already ia 

the occupation of land or other property lawfully acquired within 

the said territory, shall be respected. 

Article IV. 

Fanna, Ac. be- The farms, lands, and other property of every description 
fP^SoundAg'^^^^^S^'^S ^^ ^^^ Puget's Sound Affricultural Company oa the 
Bcaiturai Co. north side of the Columbia river, shall be confirmed to the said 
to*7hemfTu1^^™P^'*y' '" ^'*^5®> however, the situation af those farms and 
imder certain lands shocld be Considered by the United States to be of pub- 
' \»II?*1b?'SSSL-l'^ ^°^ political importance, and the United States Government 
'itonedto the u.should signify a desire to obtain possession of the whole, or of 
Sattaiioii.'***^'*^^^ part thereof, the property so requuied shall be transferred 
to the said Government, at a proper valuation, to be agreed up- 
on between the parties. 

Article V. 

Treaty to be TTie present treaty shall be ratified by the President of (he 

titolSn*"^ ^United States, by and with the advice and consent of theSen- 

. ^cbangcd ni&te thereof, and by her Britannic Majesty ; and the ratifica^ons 



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shall be exchanged at Lonflon, at the expiration of six months J^^ ^'^^ 
from the date hereof, or sooner, if possible. 

In witness whereof, the respective plenipotentiaries have sign- 
ed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms. 

Done. at Washington I he fifteenth day of June, in the year signed 15 Jane, 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six. 1^* 

JAMES BUCHANAN, [l. s.] 

RICHARD PAKENHAM, [l. s.] 

And whereas the said treaty has been duly ratified on both ^^^^yl^ 
parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were exchang- JSyjl^ 
ed at London, on the seventeenth ultimo, by Ijouis McLane, 
envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United 
Slates, and Viscount Palmerston, her Britannic Majesty's Prin- 
cipal Secretary of Stale for Foreign Affaire, on the part of their ^ 
respective Governments; 

Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN that I, JAMES K. POLK, Treaty pro- 

President of the United States of America, have caused the gjjjjj** ^|^*^ 
said treaty to be made public, to the end that the same, and Aug. ^1846. ' 
every clause and article thereof, may be observed and fulfilled 
with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
caused the seal of the United States to be afilxed. 

Done at the City of Washington, this fifth day of August, 
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eieht hundred 
[seal.] and forty six, and of the Independence of the United 
States, the seventy-first. 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By^he President : 

James Buchanan, Secretary ef Siaie. 



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CONVENTION WITH BAVARIA. FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE 
DROIT D'AUBAINE AND TAXES ON EMIGRATION. 



CONCLUDED JANUARY 21, 1846. 



By the President of the United States of America. 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Convention Whereas a convention between the United States of Amer- 
"wirti Bftvorifl, ica and his Majesty the King of Bavaria was concluded and 
1845, *"°"^' signed at Berlin by their respective plenipotentiaries, on the 
twenty-first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and 
forty.five; which convention, being in the English and Ger- 
man* laoguages, is, word for word, as follows : 



Pteamble. 



Rtfcrtiators. 



Convention for the mutual ab- 
olition of the droit d^au- 
bainc and taxes on emigra- 
tion between the United 
States of America and his 
Mq/esty the King of Ba- 
varia, 



The United States of Amer- 
ica and his Majesty the King 
of Bavaria, having agreed, for 
(he advantage oC (heir respec- 
tive citizens and subjects, to 
conclude a convention for the 
mntual abolition of the droit 
d'aubaine and taxes on emi- 
gration, have named, for this 
purpose, their respective plen- 
ipotentiariesj namely : the Pres- 
ident of the United States of 
America has conferred full 
powers on Henry Wheaton, 
their Envoy Extraordinary 
and Minister Plenipotentiary 
at the Royal Court of Prussia; 
and his Migesty the King of 
Bavaria, upon Count Maxi- 
milian von Lerchenfeld-Koef- 
ering, his Chamberlain, En- 
voy Extraordinary and Minis- 
ter Plenipotentiary at the Royal 



Ver/rag uber die gegenseiiige 
Aufhebung von HeimfaUs- 
( Fremdlings ) ' Recht und 
Jitiswanderungs - Steuem 
zwischen den Vereinigten 
Staaten von Nord-Amerika 
und Seiner Majestat dem 
Kbnig von Bayern. 

Nachdem die Vereinigten 
Staaten von Nord-Amerika 
und Seiner Majestat der Konig 
von Bayern iibereingekoninifeQ 
sind. zum Boston der beider- 
seitigen Staats- Angeborigen ei- 
nen Veitrag iiber gegenseiiige 
Aufhebung vou Heimfaiis- 
(Fremdlings)Recht und Aus- 
wanderungs-Steuern abzusch- 
liessen, so sind hierzu von bei- 
den Seiten BovoUmachtigte 
ernannt worden, als namlich, 
von Seiten dcs Piasidenten der 
Vereinigten Staaten von Nord- 
Amerika, HerrHeinrich Whea- 
ton, nordamerikanischer aus- 
serordentlicher Gesandrer und 
bevoWmachtigler Minister am 
koniglich preussisschen Hofe, 
und von Seiner Majestat des 
Konig's von Bayern, aller- 
hochstdessen Geeandt^n^ und 

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Prussian Court, Commander of 
the Royal Order of the Knights 
of St George, of the Order for 
Merit in Civil Service of the 
Bavarian Crown, of St. Mich- 
ael, Qrand Cross of the Rus- 
sian ImperialOrder of St. Anne 
of the first class, of the Royal 
Prussian Order of the Red 
Eagle of the first class, Com- 
mander Grand Cross of the 
Royal Swedish Order of the 
North Star, and Great Com- 
mander of the Royal Greek 
Order of the Saviour ; who, af- 
ter having exchanged their said 
full powers, found in due and 
proper form, have agreed to 
and signed the following arti- 
cles: 



Article I. * 

Every kind of droit d'au- 
baine, droit de retraite, and 
droit de detraction^or tax on 
emigration, is hereby, and shall 
remain, abolished between the 
iwo-contracting parties, their 
States^ citizens, and subjects, 
respectively. 

Article II. 

Where, on the death of any 
person holding real property 
within the territories of one 
party ,such real property would, 
by the laws of the land, de- 
scend on a citizen or subject of 
the other, were he not disqual- 
ified by alienage, such citizen 
or subject shall be allowed a 
term of two years to sell. the 
same,, which term may be 
• reasoas^ly prolonged accord* 



bevollmachligten Minister am 
koniglich-preussisschen Hofe, 
Graf Maximilian von Lerchen- * 

feld-Koefering, Commandeur 
des koniglichen Rittcrordens 
vom heiligen George, der ko- 
niglichen Civil- Verdienstorden 
der bayrischen Krone, und 
vom heiligen Michael, Gross- 
kreuiz des kaiserlichrussischen 
St. Ancnordens erster Classe 
in Diamanten, des koniglich- 
preussischen rothen Adlerord- 
ens ei^ter Classe in Diamanten, 
Commandeur Grosskreutz des 
koniglishschwedischen Nord- 
sternoidens, und Gro^-Com* 
raenthur des koniglichgriech- 
ischen Erloserordens ; welche 
Bevollmachtjghte, nach voli- 
zogener Auswechslung ihrer, 
in guter und gehoriger Form 
befundenenVolimach ten, nach - 
stehende Artikel festgesetzt 
und unterzeichnet haben : 

Artikel I. 

Jede art «von Heimfalls- Droit d'&obauib 
(Premdlings) - Recht, Nach-^^^i"**^- 
sieuer und Abzugs- Recht, oder 
Auswanderongs-Steuer, ist und 
bleibt aufgehoben zwischen 
beiden abschliessenden Thei- 
len, ihren beiderseiiigen Staat-» 
en und Staats-Angehorigen. 

Artikel II. 

Wenn durch den Tod ir- Heirs to^real' 
gend eines Besiizers von Im- SJ^'^'^geU the 
mobilien oder Grundeigen-»me a^wiih. 

thum, welche sich auf demceelL ^ 
Gebiete des einen der abschlies- ~ 
senden Theile befinden,.diese 
Immobilien oder Grundeigen- 
thum nach den Gesetzen des 
Landes auf einen Staats-An- 
gehorigen des andern Theils 
iibergehen'soUen, so wird die- 
sem^ wenn er d,urch seine EU^ 

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ing to circurastanceSy and to 
withdraw the proceeds thereof, 
without molestation, and ex- 
empt from all duties of detrac- 
tion. 



faiunts. 



Article III. 

Citixens and The cithsens and subjects of 
JIlrtrto°^haye each of tfie contracting parties 
power to dis- shall have power to dispose of 
^Dai pro^' their personal property within 
orty in ^e the States of the Other, by tes- 
J2JS? ^.— du- tament, donation, or otherwise; 
ties to be same and their heirs. legatees, and 
"» P^^^'y"*"' donees, beiiig citizens or sub- 
jects of the other contracting 
party, shall succeed to their 
said personal property, and may 
take possession thereof, either 
by themselves or by others act- 
ing for them, and dispose of 
(he same at their pleasure, pay- 
ing such duties only as the in- 
habitants of the country where 
the said propeity lies shall be 
liable to pay in like cases. 



genscbaft als Fremder zum 
Besitze derselben nnfabig ist, 
ein Aufschnb von zvvei Jahren 
gewahrf , welchcr Termin nach 
Umstanden in angemessene 
Weise verlangert werden kann,. 
um dieselben zu vcrkaufen, 
und um den Erlrag davon 
ohne Anstand und frcy von je- 
der Abzugssleuer zu beziehcn. • 

Artikel ill. 

Den Staats - Angehorigen 
eines jeden der abschiliessea- 
den Theile, sail in den Staatea 
des andern die Freiheit ziiste- 
hen, liber ihre bcwcglicliea 
Guter durch Testament, 
Schenkung, oder auf andere 
Weisc zu verfiigefijUnd dercn 
Erben duieh Testament, oder 
ab inicstato, oder durch 
Schenkung hierzu berechtigt, 
sollen, wenn sie dia Staals- 
Angehorige des andern dor bei- 
den abschliessenden Theile 
sind, ihnen in dera Besitze die- 
ser ihrer beweglichen Giiter 
folgen, auch in Person sowohl, 
als durch andere, welche an 
ihrer Stelle handeln, davon 
Besitz ergreifen, und nach Gut- 
diinken damit schalten kon- 
nen, ohne andere Steuern zu 
bezahlen, als solche, welche 
die Einwohner des Landes, 
worin sich diegenannten Giiter 
befinden,bei gleichem Anlasse 
unterworfen sind. 



Article IV. 

Property of ab- In case of the absence of the 
Jl^^'^^jJ^^Jf)'® heirs, the same care shall be 
taken, provisionally, of such 
real or personal property as 
would be taken in a like case 
of property belonging to the 
natives of the country, until 
the lawful ownej, or the per« 



Artikel IV. 

Im fall der Abwesenheit der 
Erben, wird man hinsichilich 
der erwahnten, beweglichen 
Oder nnbewegiichen Giiter pro- 
visorisch ganz dieselbe Sorg; 
fall an wenden, welche man bei 
gleichem Aninsse hiiisiolitlich 
der Giiter der Eingebosaen au- 

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son who has a right to sell the 
same according to arlicle II, 
may (afce measAres lo receive 
or dispose of the inheritance. 



Article V. 

K any dispute should arise 
between different claimants to 
the same inheritance, they 
shall be decided in the last re- 
sort according to the laws, and 
by ihe judges of the country 
where the properly is situated. 



Article VI. 

But this convention shall 
not derogate in any manner 
from the force of the lawa al- 
ready puhlished, pr hereafter 
to be published, by his Majesty 
the King of Bavaria, to prevent 
the emigration of his subjects. 



Article VIL 

This convention is conclu- 
ded subject 10 the ratification 
of the President of the United 
States of America, by and with 
the advice and consent of their 
Senaie, and of bis Majesty the 
King of Bavaria, and the rati- 
fications thereof shall be ex- 
changed at Berlin within the 
term of fifteen months from the 
dale of the signature thereof, 
or sooner if possible. 



gewendet hatte, bis dcr geselz- 
miissige Eigenthiimeroderder- 
jenige, welcher nach artikel II 
das Recht hat, dieselben zu ver- 
kaufen, Anordnungen zu tref- 
fen, fiir gut finden wird, um 
dicErbschaft anzutreten,oder ^ 
daiiiber zu verfiigen. 

Artikel V. 

Wenn sich Sreitigkeiten Diqmtet to b« t 
.zwischen verschiedenen recht- "®J^g*^ by local 
lichen Anspruch auf die Erb- 
sr\vdCt habenden Pratendenlen 
erheben, &o wecden dieselben 
in letzcr Instanz nach den Ge- 
setzen und von den Richtern • 

des Landes entschieden wer- 
den,' in welchem das Object 
der Erbschaft sich befindet. 

Artikel VI. 

Dnrch die Bestimmungen Thii conven- 
des gegen wartigen Yertrags sol- tion not todeio- 

len jecloch auf keiner>eise|?f.Xrp^ . 
diejenigen Gesetze entkraftetbyKmgof Ba- ^ 
werden, welche durch Sr. Ma- i;;,l!^^P!f ^^"^ 
jestat den Konig von Bayern 
bezuglich der Verhinderung 
der Auswanderung allerhochst 
dessen Unteithanen bereits er- 
lassen worden sind, oder in der 
Polge zu erlassen waren* 

Artikel YII. 

Gegenwartiger Yertrag ist Oonventio^ 
abgeschlossen worden, vorbe-^^*^^^J"j^^ 
haldich der Ratification desficaUons to be 
Prasidenten der Yereinigten^^^*^*^*^]^ 
Staaten von Nord - Anierika,date. 
nach und mit dem Rathe und 
der Binwilligung des norda- 
merikanischen Senats, und 
vorbelialtlich der Ratification 
Sr. Majesiat des Konig's von 
Bayerri, und es soil die Aus- 
w^chslung der Ratifications- 
Urkunden innerhalb fiinfze- ' . 



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hen Monaten vom -Tage der 
Unterzeichnung des gegen- 
wartigen Vertrag's angerech- 
nel, Oder fruher, wenn cs ino- 
glich ist, zu Berlin stall finden. 

ml^t^d^E^g' In witness whereof, ihe re- Urkundlich dessen, habeo 

lieh 21 January, spective plenipotentiaries have die beiderseiligen Bevollmach- 

1W5. signed the above articles, as liglen obenstehende arlikel so- 

well in English as in German, wohl in englischer als deuts> 

and have iberelo affixed their cher Sprache unterzeichuet,. 

seals. und ihre Siegel beigediuckt. 

Done in quadruplicata, in AusgestelU in vier Exem- 

the city of Berlin, on (hetwen- plaren zu Berlin, den ein und 

ty-first day of January, one zwanzigsten Januar, ein (au- 

thousand eight hundred and send achl bunderl und fiinf 

forty-five, in the sixty-ninth und vierzig, im neun. und 

year of the independence of sechpzigsteii Jahr der Unab- 

the United -Stales of America, hangigkeit der Vereinigten 

and the nineteenth of the reign Staateo von Amerika, und im 

of his Majesty the King of Ba- neunzehnfen Jahr der Regier- 

varia. ung Seiner Majestal des Ko- 

nig's von Bayern. 

Henry Wheaton, [l. s.] Graf v.Lerchenfeld,[l.s.] 

•xcbSfe^^X ^^^ whereas the said convention has been duly ratified on 
^ «ov. iws.) both parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were ex- 
changed at Berlin, on the fourth day of November, one thou- 
sand eight hundred and forty-five, by Henry Wheaton, Envoy 
Extraoidinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States, 
and the Count Maximilian vori Lerchenfeld, Chamberlain of 
his Majesty the King of Bavaria, and his Envoy Extraordinary 
and Minister Plenipotentiary near the Court of his Majesty the 
King of Prussia, on the part of their respective Governments: 

i»rocWm^"*^r N^^' therefore, be it known, that I, JAMES K. POLK, 

Fromdem of T? President of ihci United States of America, have caused the said 

S.l5Ai]g.iS46. convention to be made public, to the end that the same, and 

every clause and article thereof, may be observed and fulfilled 

with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused 
. the seal of the United States to be afHxed. 

Done at the city of Washington, this fiAeenth day of August, 
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
[l. s.] and foity>six, and of the independence of the United 
States the seventy-first. 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President : 

James Buchanan^ Secretary of State. 



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TREATIES WITH INDIAN TRIBES. 



1845. 



CREEKS AND SEMINOLES. 



JAMES K. POLK, 

PRESIDENT OP THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 

TO ALL AND SINGULAR TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL 
COMR, GREETING. 

Whereas, a treaty was made and concluded at the Creek Treatywithth* 
Agency, on the fourth day of January, in the year of our Lord ^^l^^^^^ 
one thousand eight hundred and foity-five, between William eluded 4th Jan. - 
Armstrong, P. M. Butler, James Logan, and Thomas L. Judge, ^^^• 
Commissioners, in behalf the United States, of (he &rst part ; 
the Creek tribe of Indians, of (he second part ; and the Semi- 
nole tribe of Indians, of the third part; 

And whereas, the said trea(y having been submitted to the 
Senate for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate did, oq ^ 

the sixth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty- 
five, advise and consent to the ratification of said treaty, with 
certain amendments : 

And whereas the said Indians did, by their Chiefs and Head 
Men, in full council assembled, on the twenty-eighth day of 
May, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, give their free 
and voluntary assent to tke amendments made by the Senate ia 
the resolution aforesaid ; which treaty, resolution of the Senate 
making the amendments lo said treaty, and tlie assent of the 
Indians to said amendments, are in the words following, to wit : 

Articles of a treaty made by William Armstrongs P. M, But- Tw»^- 
leTy James Logan^ and Thomas Z#. Juds^e, Commissioners 
in behalf of the United States^ of thu first part ; the Creek 
tribe of IndianSy of the second ; and the Seminole tribe of 

^ Indians^ of the third part : 

Whereas it was stipulated, in the fourth article of the Greek PwaaWe. 
treaty of 1833, that the Semiuoles should thenceforward be 
considered a constituent part of the Creek nation, and that 
a permanent and comfortable home should be secured for 
them on the lands set apart in said treaty as the country of 
the Creeks ; and whereas many of the Sen^inoles have set- 
tled and arejnow living ih the Creek country, while others, 



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constituting a large pofTion of the tribe, have refuse]} to make 
their homes in any part thereof, assigning as a reason that 
they are unwilling to submit to Cfieek laws and government, 
and that they are apprehensive of being deprived by the Creek 
authorities of their properly ; and whereas repeated com- 
plaints have been made to the United States Government, that 
those of the Seminoles who refuse to go into'^the Creek coun- 
try, have, without authority or right, sealed upon lands se- 
cured to other tribes, and that they have committed numer- 
ous and extensive depredations upon the property of those 
upon whose lands they have intruded : 
Now, therefore, in order to reconcile all difficulties respecting 
location and jurisdiction, to set lie all disputed quesiions 
which have arisen, or may hereafter arise, in regard to rights 
of property, and especially to preserve the peace of the 
frontier, seriously endangered by the restless and warlike spirit 
of the intruding Seminoles, the parties to ihi6 treaty have agreed 
to the following stipulations : 

Article L 

The Seminoiec The Greeks agree that the Seminoles shall be entitled to set- 
ISxiy'or wpor**^® ^" ^ ^^®^>' °*' Separately, as they please, in any part of the 
ateiy, in any Creek country, that they shall make their own town regula- 
S-eek counuyV'^'^^' eubject, however, to the general conirol of the Creek 
subject to the council, In which they shall be represented ; and, in short, that 
•'Creek' coundK "^ distinction shall be made between the two tribes in any res- 
No diatincUon pect, except in the management of their pecuniary afTuins, ia 
^^J"5f* jj;;^; which neither shall interfere with the other. 

tribes, except in 

J2^^"y *«"- Article II. 

Beminoiee who The Seminolcs agree that those of their tribe who tiave not 
ed^^to^^'c^^ik^^"® so before the ratification of thisJreaty, shall, immediately 
country to do thereafter, remove to and -permanently settle in the Creek 
aoiBimediately. country. 

Article III. 

All contcBted It is mutually agreed by the Greeks and Seminoles that all 
tog Uie^right'Sf ^^"'^^^^^ ^*^^^^. between the two tribes, concerning the right of 
property to be property, growing out of sales or transactions that may have 
5ec£^f tiir?^^"''^®^ ^evious to the ratification of this treaty, shall be sub- 
President of the ject to the decision of the President of the United States. 
United Statet. 

Artjcle it. 



niS^**of $3,000 ^^^ Creeks being greaily dissatisfied with the manner in 
allowed 'the which, their boundaries were adjusted by the treaty of 1833, 
rrAAk. 4x, ort__i^: I. .1 .L J- • J . d until after its exei 

> addition wus m< 

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allowed the wnicuaneu' Dounaaries were najusied oy uie treaty ol looo, 
ySS^and'thS^^^^.^ ^^^^^ say they did not understand until after'its execution 
annuity of •SrC^nd it appearing that in said treaty uo addition wus made to 



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their eouwtry for the use of the Sertiinoles, but that, on the con-^P">^»<*«>**J 
trary, they were deprived, w^thoiU adequate compensation, of a iskcomSued, 
considerable! extent of valuabte territory: And, moreover, the 
Seminoles, since the Creeks fir^ agreed to receive tliem, hav- 
ing been engaged in a protracted and bloody contest, which has 
nntaraUy engendered feelings ond ^habits calculated to make 
ihem troublesome neighbors: The Uniied States, in considera- 
tion of these circumstances, agree that an additional annuity of 
three thousand dollars for purposes of education shall be allow- 
ed for the term of twenty years ; that the annuity of three 
thousand dollars provided in the treaty of 1832 for like purpo- 
ses shall be continued until the determination of the additional 
annuity above mentioned. It is further agreed that all the edu- EducatiDnfund 
cation funds of the Creeks, including the annuities above nam- annuity, &c. of 
ed, the annual allowance of one thous- xid dollars, provided Ji^bcTex'ewlSdin 
the treaty of 1833, and also all balances of appropriation for their^own couS 
education annuities, that may be due from the United States, ^'yj".«"PRp'S®f 
ehall be expended in their own country for the support ©f a 
manual labor school in the Canadian District, and of another 
in the Arkansas District ; provi<led that the President does not Proviso, 
object to such application of the annuities above named, gran- 
ted in the treaties of 1832 and 1833. And it is also agreed 
that, in the management of such schools, the wishes of the 
Creek council shall be consulted. 

Article V. 

The Seminoles having expressed a desire to setde in a bodyjRjtio„Btobei£. 
on Little River, some distance westward of the present resi- sued to such Se- 
dence of the greater portion of them, it is agreed that rations JJJSov7/w"uS 
shall be issued to such as may remove while on their way toon ihe'wsyta 
their new homes ; and that, after their emigration is completed, homM,«nd"Se 
the whole tribe shall be subsisted for six months, due notice to whole' tribe to 
be given that those who do not come into the Creek counlryl^^^^^^^^l 
before the issues commence shall be excluded. And it is d is- emigration, 
tinctly understood that all tho3e Seminoles, except those now^^^J^^^"| 
in Florida, who refuse to remove to and settle in the Creek months after 
country wUhin six months after this treaty is ratified, shall notJwJp^iJjJI^^ not 
participate in any of the benefits it provides. to panicipate in 

iu benefits. 

Article VI. 

The sum of fifteen thousand four hundred dollars, provided tim sum of 815- 
in the second article of the treaty of Payne^s Landing, ^^hall^^P^^i^^^^J 
be paid in the mnnner therein pointed out, immediately after FayiTe's^Luid- 
the emigration of those Seminoles who may remove to the jj«' *^** *HJ^ 
Creek country is completed. Alsoyas soon after such emigra- for m sSd uea- ' 
tion as practicable, the annuity of three thousand dollars for *y— when to be 
fifteen years provided in the fourth article of said treaty, and,^** ' 
in addition thereto, for the same period, two thousand dollars 
per annum in goods suited to their wants, to be equally divided 
^amoDg all the members of the tribe. ^^^^^^^^^ ^^ Google 



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•i»^ ^' *°" ^^ ^"'^ satisfaction and discharge of all claims for property 
to* befiirmshed left OF abandoned in Florida ^t the request of the officers t)f the 
in agricuiiurai United States, under promise of remuneration, one thousand 
p ementg. jQUjipg p^^ annum, in agricultural implements; shall be furnish- 
ed the Seminoles for five years. 

Article VIII. 

The northern To avoid all danger of encroachments on the part of either 
Sundary^hne ^^^''^ ^^ Seminolcs upon the territory of other nations, the 
ofthe Creeks to northern and western boundary lines of the Creek country shall 
be marked. ^ plainly and distinctly marked. • * 

s«ned4th Jan: la witness whereof, the said Commissioners and the under- 
1845. signed Chiefs and Head Men of the Creek and Seminole tribes, 

have hereunto set their hands, at the Creek Agency, this fourth 
day of January, 1845. 

WM. ARMSTRONG, 
AcVg Superintendent Western Territory. 
P. M. BUTLER, Cher. Agetit. 
JAMES LOGAN, Oeek Agent. 
THOMAS L. JUDGE, 

Seminole Sub-Agent. 

CREEKS. 

Roly Mcintosh, his x mark. 

To-marth-le Micco; his x mark. 

Eu faula Harjo, his x mark. 

O-poethle Yoholo, his x mark. 

Yargee, his x mark. 

Samuel Miller, his x mark. 
Cot-char Tustunnuggee, his x mark. 
K. Lewis, 

Tuskunar Harjo, his x naark. 

Tinthlanis Harjo, his x mark. 

To-cose Fixico, hisac mark. 
Samuel C. Brown, 

Ho-tul-gar Harjo, his x mark. 

Oak-chun Harjo, his x mark. 

Art-tis Fixico, his x mark. 

Joseph Carr, his x mark. 

Ar-ar-te Harjo, his x mark. 

Sam'l Ferryman, his x mark. 
O-switcliee Emjirthlar, bis x mark. 

Talloaf Harjo, his x mark. 

David Barnett, his x mark. 

Jim Boy, his x mark. 
B. Marshall. 



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Tinthlanis Harjo, his x mark. 

Co-ab-coo-che Emarthlar, bis x mark. 

Thiathio Haijo," his x mark. 

E cho Harjo, his x mark. 

Co-ah-thlocco, his x mark. 

Ke-sar-che Harjo, his x mark. 

No cose Harjo, his x mark. 

Yardickah Harjo, his x mark. 

Yoho-lo Ohopko, his x mark. 

Phil Grayson, his x mark. 

Chu-ille, his x mark. 

E-cho Emarthia, his x mark. 

Pollot ke, his x mark. 

Kotche Harjo, his x mark. 

To cose Micco, " his x mark. 

Henry Marshall, his x mark. 

Matthew Marshall, his x mark. 

Che-was (iah Fixico, bis x mark. 

Torn Carr, his x mark. 

SEMINOLES. 

Miccanope, bis x mark. 
Coah-coo-che,or Wild Cat, bis x mark. 

Alligator, his x mark. 

Nocose Yoholo, bis x mark. 

Halleck Tuslimnuggee, his x mark. 

Emah-thloo chee, his x mark. 

Octi-ar-chee, his x mark. 

Tus se-kiah, bis x mark. 

Pos cof-far, his x mark. 

E-con-chat-te-micco, his x mark. 

Black Dirt, his x mark. 

Itch-hos-se Yo-ho lo, bis x mark. 

Kap-pe-chumecoo-che, his x mark. 

O-tiil-ga Harjo, his x mark. 

Yobo-lo Harjo, his x mark. 

O-swiJchee Eraarlhla, his x mark. 

Kub-bit-che, his x mark. 

An-lo-ne, his x mark. 

Yah-bab Pixico, bis x mark. 

■ Fus bat- chee Micco, his x mark. 

O-cbee-see Micco, his x mark* 

' Tus-tun-nug-goo-chee, his x mark. 

In the presence of— 

J. B. Lnce, Secretary to Commissioners. 
Samuel C. Brown, J7. S. Interpreter. 
B. Mareball, Creek Nation Interpreter. 
Abraham, U. S. Interpreter . - 

for Seminolesj his x mark.^ ^ 

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J. P. Davis, Capi. U, S, Ji. 

A. Cady, Captain &th Infantry. 

J. B. S. Todd, Captain &lk Infantry. 

George W. Clarke. 

Jno Dillard. 

James L. Alexander. 

J. H. Heard. 



In Executive Sbssion of the Senate of the United States, 
Marc'u 6, 1845, 

Resoiotionof Hesolved^ {two thirds of the Senators present concurring^) 
^8iiif*Md%Sn" '^^^^^ the Senate advise and consent to the ratificalion of the 
sonting to the articles of a treaty made by William Armstrong, P. M. Butler, 
Se^watTwith^''^"^®^ '^^ ^"^ Thomas L. Judge, Commissioners in bc- 

certain amend- half of the United States, of the first part, the Creek tribe of 
menu. Indians of the second, and the Seminole tribe of Indians, of 

the third part, conchided at the Creek Agency, on the 4th day 
of January, eighteen hundred and forty-five, with the following 

AMENDMENTS. 



' Strike out from the fourth article the following words: "itt 

their own country, for the support of a mtmuai labor school in 
the Canadian district, and of another in the Arkansas district; 
provided that the President does not object to such application 
of the annuities above-named, granted in the treaties of 1832 
and 1833. And it is also agreed, that, in the management of 
such schools, the wishes of the Creek council shall be con- 
sulted"— 

And insert, in lieu thereof, the following words : " under the 
direction of the President of the United States for the pur- 
poses of education aforesaid," 

Strike out from the fifth article the following words : " ex- 
cept those now in Florida," and add, at the end of this article, 
the following : " except those now in Florida, who shaU he al- 
lowed twelve months from the date of the ratification of this 
treaty for their removal." 

Attest: ASBDRY DICklNS, Secretary. 



Aoent of the Whereas a treaty was made and concluded on the fourth day 

SSii'to Ui^ ^^ January, 1846, between the United Slates, by William 

mendmenti of Armstrong, Acting Superintendent Western Territory, Pearce 

tiM Senate. M. Butler, Cherokee Agent, James Logan, Creek Agent, and 

Thomas L. Judge, Sub-Agent for the Seminoles, and the 

Chiefs and Head Men of the Creek and Seminole tribes of 

Indians a&sembled in council ; and whereas the Senate did. 

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by resolution of March sixth, 1846, advise and consent to the 
ratification of said treaty with the foUowingaraendments : 

Strike out from 'ihe fourth article the following words : ** in 
their own country for the support of a manual labor school in 
the Canadian district, and of another in the Arkansas district ; 
provided that the President does not object to such applicatioi> 
of the annuities above named granted in the treaties of 1832 
and 1833. And it is also agreed that, in the management of 
such schools, the wishes of the Creek council shall be con- 
sulted;" and insert, in lieu thereof, the following words : "un- 
der the direction of the President of the United States, for the 
purposes of education aforesaid." 

Strike out from the fifth article the following words : " except 
those now in Florida," and add, at the end of this article, the 
following words : " except those now in Florida, who shall be 
allowed twelve months from the date of the ratification of this 
treaty for their removal." 

Now we, the Chiefs and Head Men of the Creek and Semi- 
nole tribes of Indians, do hereby consent to and ratify said 
aniendments. **'' 

In testimony whereof, we herennto place our hands, this 
twenty-eighth day of May, 1845. 

Roley Mcintosh, his x mark. ^ 

To-marth-le Micco, his x mark. 

Eufaula Harjo, his x mark. 

Tuckabatche Micco, his x mark. 

Co-wock-kob-che Emarthlar, his x mark. 

Jim Boy, his x mark. 

O poeih-le Yo-holo, his x mark. 

Tuskunar Harjo, his x mark. 

David Barnett, his x mark. 

Neah-locco Chopko, bis x mark. 

Tastunnuggee Chopka, ■ his x mark. 

Curseta Micco, his x mark. 

Tuskonar Fixico, his x mark. 

Ho-lahtah Micco^ his x mark. 

Co-sah-nah-che Harjo, his x mark. 

Spoke- oak Micco, his x mark. , 

Oak-chun Harjo, his x mark. 

Joseph Carr, his x mark. 

In-thlinnis Harjo, his x mark. 

^ K. Lewis. 

B. Marshall. ^ - 

In the presence of— 

J. B. Luce, Sfecre^oiy to Commissioners. 

B. Marshall, Interpreter. . 

James Logan, Creek Agent. 

Tbos. L. Judge, Sub-Agent, Sem. Indians. 

Reuben Cook. 

Wm. Whitfield. ' r^^^^T^ 

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8EMIN0LBS. 

MiC'Can-o-pe, his x mark. 
Co-ah-coo-che, or Wild Cat, his x mark. 

Alligator, his x mark. 

Holat tah Mic-coo-che, his x mark. 
Tus se-kiah, * his x mark. 

Halleck Tustunnugg^ee, his x mark. 

Oc-ti-ar-che, his x mark. 

Black Dirt, his x mark. 

George Cloud, his x mark. 

C ho-co- tee, h is x mark. 

Pas CO far, his x mark. 

Yo-ho-lo Harjo, his x mark. 
Kap-pe-chum-ecooche, ^is x mark. 

E-cho Emah-thlor-chee, ms x mark. 

Jim Jumper, his x mark. 

In the presence of— 

J. B. Luce, Secretary to Commissioners. 
Abraham, f/.^. Interpreter^ his x mark. 
Thos. L. Judge, Sub-Agent^ Se7?i, Indians, 
Thomas Hazen. 
Charles L. Bailey. 

jS^'mSs* ^^ ^^^' THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that I, JAMES K. 

' POLK, President of the United States of America, do, in pur- 
suance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed ^ 
in their resolution of the sixth day of March, one thousand 
eight hundred and forty-five, accept, ratify, and confirm the 
.said treaty, with the amendments set forth in the said resolution. 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the 
United States to be hereunto afiSxed, having signed the same 
with my hand. 

Done at the city of Washington, the eighteenth day of July, 
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
£sEAL,] and forty-five, and of the Independence of the United 
States the seventieth. 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President : 

James Buchanan, Secretary of St€Ue> 



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^ ■• ' JAMES K. POLK, 

. . , fttESSIDEBTT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ' 

A. • •• 

TO ALL AJtVSiWiViAR TO WHOM THESE PHESE^TS SHALL 

COME, qreeting: 

Whereat; a treaty was madd .and aoftcladed at the Methodist Tn^tj ynOt 
Mission, in the Kansas country, between Thomas H. Ifarvey SSdSdid^tS^ 
and Richard W. Cumouns, Conunissioners of the United My, 1W6* 
Stales, and the Kansas tribe of Indians, on the fourteenth 
day of January, one thous^^id eight hundred and forty-six ; 
which treaty is, word for word, as follows, to wit : 

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the Methodist . Tntty. 
mission, in the Kansas^ co.unUy, between Thomas H. Harvey 
and Richard W. Cummin^, Commissioners of the United Slates, 
and the Kansas jtribe of Indians. 

Aeticle 1. 

The Kapsas tribe of Indians cede to the United States twoLwd ceded i» 
millions of acres of lAnd on the east part of their coutitry, em-** o. States 
hraciiig the eniire width, thirty loiles, and ranning west for 
^juantitj. t ^ . . 

Artxglb 2. 

Ijx consideration of the foregoing cession the Unitisd ^^^^S?!!^^^ 
^gree to pay to the Kansas Indians tvtro hundred and two^\|ie '^ 
4haa%nnd doUaars, two hundred thoacntod of which shall ^^l^^^T^ 
funded at five per cent., the injorest of which to. be paid annu- P^***^ 
ally ior thirty years, and thereafter to be diminished and paid 
pro ):a4a^hou]d their numbeis decrease, but not otherwise-^ 
tbilt i^ W^e goY;ernment of the United Stales 3halL pe^.theia 
the^^Alrip tercet fof thirty yesrs on (he amount fimded, and at 
the efid^ of that time, should (he Kansas tribe be less than at the ' 

flrq^ payments they are only !o receive pro rata the sums paid 
thai at^^the finst annuity payihent. One thons{md dblhgrs of , 
th^nte^t thus accruingebalj be apptiad annually to-tho^puf • *' 
.po^fe of educatioa in thdir.QWti country; one thousand doIlars^ 
^tntfually for agritniltiiTal assistance, *im]|lements, &c.; but 
sl|[>Mld the-.Kausa^ Inoian^^at. any time bd so far advanced in , 
agriQuHure as to render! the eKpenditure for fLgriculiural assis-. , 
Uace uBtnece'ssary then the one thousand dollars above provid-^OglC 



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ed for thftt f)vff)Ose stiall be paid tl^Ap lA mq^(a$[ \%^ib Aa. balance 
of (heip Annuity; lhebnlancc,^i|htTOoiuand.dolWs,lhCTl bepaid 
' them annually in their ptl A c8NLintry. Tb^two tlib|^'an^ cJolJais, 
not to be funded, |shtill he expended in theToUoivrt^gmanDer: 
first ihe necessary cxpeii.-'es in negotiaiiug' (Us tptyr;* second, 
four hiindioildoiiuts shall bepfiid l^oihenitesii)n§i*|gc1etyofihe 
Methodist .l:Ipisi:opai church for their impiovemenfS^j^ thpi land 
ceded ia the fi.si article ; third, sbc hundred doHar^^'sballte ap- 
phed to the erection of a'niiil in the ccniitry in whldi the Kan- 
gas shall settle for their use it being in con.^ideration ?ff tlrcir 
mill on the land ceded in the first article. The balance lo be 
placed in the hands of their jigent. as soon after the raiincution 
of this treaty as practicable, for the purpose of furnisWng the 
said Kansas Indians with provisions for the present year. 

Article 3. 

^^ !!dld b*' ^^ order that the Kansas Indians may know the west line of 
5Stt«atyroii^«la"d which they have ceded by this treaty, it is agreed 
••««'t^«<*M"*that the United States shall as soon as may be convenient in 
'"*'^* the present year, cause the said line to be ascertained and mark- 

ed by competent surveyors. ^ 

Article 4. 

SknMi indnni The KansaF Indians are to move from the lands ceded to the 
2n<2r^6db!J United States by the first article of this treaty, by the first daj 
Ut May. 1847. of May, 1 847- . 

Article 6. 

"nie Pimidettt As doubts exist whether there is a suffictency of limber on 
5^*^ 2Jj^ the land remaining to the Kansas, after taking oflT the land 
jBiiota fuffict* ceded in the first article of this treaty, it is agreed by the con* 
JJ^^^j^^""^' tracting parties, that after the western line of the said c^ion shall 
imining to the be ascertained, and the President of the United States elunll be 
uS^ JJ *^siitisfied that there i»not a sufficiency of timber, he shall cmise 
m«aitablec9ttB.to be Selected and laid ofif for the Kansas a suitable country, near 
*8^» ^^ the western boundary of the limd ceded by this treaty, which shall 

^Additional cm- remain for their use forever. In contideration of which, the 
by the Kansas nation cede to the United Slates the balance of the re- 

senration under the treaty of June ?, 1826, and . not ceded iB| 

the firec article of this treaty. 

Article 6. 

Jkjj^gent to In consideration of the great di^nce which the KDnsns In- 
*^'*°****dians will be removed from the white seiilemenfs aod their 
present agent, and their exposure to difficuhies with other 1»- 
dian tribes, if is agw^d that %\\e United Slates ^hnll cmiso to le- 
side amonp the Kan^s Indians ;i FUbngmi whoslmll l^ ^ 
peciolly charged with ihc dirccticm of llieir farming opeinlw'^^) 

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and* genlr^ iqu^S^'^^^'^N fi^^ to be oontilWecl as long as llfb 

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•ShouWtHer government of the United S(ates he of opinion PfwrWoii In-t 
that.AfeJK^nsai*Iadiuns are not entiiled to a smith under the *""'**• . 
4h WriwB of fhe treaty of June 3, 18253 it is agreed that a smith 
^k^fh% supported out of the one thousand dollars provided in 
the,4fh article for agricultural purposes. 

In testimony whereof, Thomas H. Harvey and Richard \V. f^^'iSi'""^ 
Cammios, commissioners, and the chiefs and principal men of 
the Kansas tribe of Indians have, this ihe 14th day of January 
ane thousand eight hundred and forty-six, set their hands and 
feals at the Methodist Kansas mission. . 

TH. H. HARVEY, \n ^ • 
^ RICH. W- CUMMINS, | Commissioners. 

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Clement Lesserts, LUerprelery 
John T, Peery, 
John 0. Cluik, 
• Chs. Choteau, 

■eeih M. Hays, 
r , . Nelson Hetwys, 

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fe* te it fcnown tliai I, JAMES K. POLK, ProcWmedlS 
Pifesideni of flB United Siates of AniRiica, havin;^ seen and^P"''^®^ 
considered said (reniy,^k) iji pui'siianre of ilie udvii'e ainl ^on* 
sent of the Semite^ ys expressed in iheir iWohiiioh of the tlilr- * * 

teecy^h c^ April,. one thoutsaud eight hundred uiid forty six, ^j^GoOqIc* 



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' c^t^ raliiy/oKd coirfo^m the sa^qfe^ and trevf aoticie <iifl'tiaii8& "^ 
• .» tliereof. ■"■ ' . A* I 

In testimony vherbo*', l*have caused th6£Q^ of the Uni- I 
ted States to be hereunto" affixed, having signed tBfteame with 
my hand. 

Done at the Oily of Washington, the fifteenth <lay of April, 
r E T. 1 ^"® thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and of tlie 
*- ■* Independence of the United States, the seventieth. 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President : 
James Buchanan, Secretary of Siate. 



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JAMES K.;PpLK, 

« WBSIDfNT or THE UNITED STATE;? OF AMERICA, 



LL ^LNTD SINGULAR TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL 
COME GREETING ! 

^ Whereas; a treaty -was madeand concluded at (he Agency on ThMoyitiiiiite 
the Missouri river near Council Bluffs, on the fifth day of June, Y^!maa^ 
ana at Pouawatcnnie creek, near the Osage river, south and west chi|>pe¥VM.tzi4 
of the State of Missouri, on the seventeenth day of the same ^JJ^Stoi*^ 
month, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and VKk Jn^ 
and forty six, between T. P. Andrews, Thomas H. Harvey, and ^^^ 
Gideon C. Matlock, coramiasioners on the part of the United 
States, on the one part, and the various bands of the Pottowau- 
tomie, Chippewas, and Ottawas Indians on the other part; 
which treaty is word for word as follows, to wit : 

Whereas thd various bands of the Pottowautomie Indians, VwuM^ 
known as the Chippewas, Ottawas, tchd Pottowautomies^j^JJjJ'JJJJI 
the Poltowantomies of the Prairie, the PottowautomieSiAtomiMdeara 
of the Wabash, and the PottowatuomieS of Indiana have, {^^J^J^'"^**^ 
subsequent to the year 1828, entered into separate and dis- pottawaSonM 
tinct treaties with 'the United States, by which they have "*•»»• 
been separated and located in different countries, and diffi- 
culties have arisen as to the proper distribution of the 
stipulations under various treaties, and being the spme peo- 
ple by kindred, by feeling, and by language, and having, in 
former periods, lived on rttid owned their lands in common ; 
and being desirous to unite in one common country, and again 
become one people, and receive their annuities and other bene- 
fitsto common ; and to abolish all minor didtinctions of bands . 
by which they have heretofore been divided, and are anxious 
to be known only as the Pottowautomie Nation, thereby re- 
instating the national character ; and whereas the United States 
are also anxious to restore and concentrate said tribes to a state 
BO*desirable and necessary for the happiness of their people, as 
well «s to entitle the government to arrange and manage its in- 
tercourse with them : nOw, thersfore, the United Smtes and iho . 
0aid Indians do hereby agreo'tbat said people shalKhereafter 
be known as a nation, to be called the Pottowautomie Na- 
oirfoK ; and to the following : 

' ' •' '. 

Xr^iclhrf of a treaty made and conci uded pt the Agency on the 
MiSi^rf liver, n^r Council Bluff;*, on .the fifth day of Joof> ^ 
and at t*ot(a^tamie creek, near the Osage river, South and 

1 of (he State of Missouri, #n the seveaieenih day of t»|#ogle 



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same motith, in the year of our iiOrd one ibad^anti eight hua- 
dred and foiiy-six, between T. P. Andrews, ThortisH. Har- 
vey, and Gideon C. Maildtfe, (^mraissioners bu tfie part of the 
United Stales, on the one part, and the various Ibiuids of the 
Pottowauiomie, Chippewas, and Ottawas Indians on the othef 
part : 

Article I. 

•nd It is solemnly agreed that the peace and friendship which so 

^, happily exist between the people of liie United States and the 

ever. PoUowautomie Indians shall continue forever. The said tribes 

of Indians giving assurance, hereby, of fidelity and friendahip 
to the government and people of the United States; and the 
United States giving, at the same time, promise of alt proper 
care and parental protection. 

Article II. 

J^^iomimnM The said tribes of Indians hereby agree to sell and cede, and 
itou!s!"*do hereby'sell and cede to the United States, all the lands to 



which they have claim of any kind whatsoever, and especially 
the tracts or parcels of laqds ceded to them by the treaty of 
Chicago, and subsequent thereto^ and now, in whole or in part, 

Kjssessed by their people, lying and being north of the river 
issonri, and embraced in the limits of the Territory of Iowa; 
and also all that tract of country lying and being on or near the 
J2[^<*2g^'j Osage river, and west of the State of Missouri : it being under- 
title of nid In- stood that these cessions are not to affect the title of said Indiaas 
«!d* ^reSrva! ^ ^^^ grants Or reservations made to thena by former treaties. 

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*«»•' «'«^«« Article III. 

to^b^mSd?**?? ^^ consideration of the foregoing cessions, or sales of land 

8.fcr oMktt. ' ^o ^lic United Slates, it is agreed to pay to said trtbes of Indiaos 

, the aum of eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars, subject to 

the conditions, deductions, and liabilities provided for in the 

subsequent articles of diis treaty. 

Article IV. 

Qmnt by the The United States agree to grant to the said united Iribes of 

5 faildto Mid ?^^'^°^^°^^^*^" ^"^ ^'^'^ *® ^ ^^^^ ^^ parcel of land contain- 
ing five hundred and seventy-six thpusand acres, being thirty 
miles square, and being the eastern part of the laqds ceded io 
the United States by the Kansas tribe of Indians, by treaty con- 
cluded on the 14th day of January, and ratified on the fiftec^h 
of April of the preseijt year, lying adjoining the Sliaw^ees on 
the south, and the Dela wares and Shawnee^on the*eaM, oa 
' lK>th sides of the Kansas river, and to guarantee^ the full and 
complete possession of the samelo the JPottowautomie nation, 

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parties to ftiis treaty, as their land^nd home forever j&r ^^i'cl^jjj^JP'^JJ^ 
they a^ tdpay the United States the sum of* eighty. selren thou-aait^inJ^ Ak 
nand dollars, to be deducted fpoujTijhc gross sum promised to S'w** 

them m the^Sd ajjiicle of this treaty. 

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•" * • Article T. 

'IPhe United States agree to pay said nation of Indians, at TheD.ato 
the£rst annuity payment after the raiificaliou of this treaty, gJJg^J^^^*^ 
and after an appropriation shall have been made by .Congress, sum ^nnred Ut 
the sum of fifty thousand dollars, out of tlie aggregate «nn^*'^jj«-^*gj 
^granted in the third article of this treaty, ko enable said IndiAdSpurpoBe. 
to arrange (heir affairs, and pay their just debts before leaving 
their present homes ; to pay for their improvements ; to pur- 
chase wagons, horses and other means of transportation, and 
pay individuals for tlie loss of property necessarily sacrificed in 
moving to their new homes : said sum to be paid, in open coun- 
cil, by the proper agfcnis of the United States, and in such just 
]{(roporiions to cajchl)and, as the President of the United Slates 
may direct. •* , . * 

Article VI. 

The said tribes of Indians agree to remove to their new8aidtribeitDr»> 
homes on ihe Kansas river, within two years from the i^^iftca-JJJ^^®^ ***wiihia 
tion of this treaty ; and further agree to set apart the sum of twoyean fram 
twenty thousand dollars to the upper bands, (being ten dollars 2^^^*^*>" ^ 
per head,) and ten thousand dollars to the lower bands, (being ^ 
five dollars per head,) to pay the actual expenses of removing ; ex^lSJ^Sl 
and the sum of forty thousand dollars for all the bands, as eub-SS^'andnib- 
sistence money, for the first twelve months after their arrival at 
their new homes ; to be paid to them so soon as their arrival at 
their new homes is made known to the government, and conve^ 
nient arrangements can be made to pay the same, between the 
parties to this treaty ; the aforesaid sums to be also deducted 
froti the aggregate ^um granted by the United States to said 
tribes of Indians by the 3d article of this treaty. 

Articjle VII. 

The balance of the said sum of eight hundred fifty (hon- Balance aT 
sand dollars, after deducting the cost of removal and 8uhsis-|^»oo!J^o mk 
tence, &c.,-it is agreed shall remain with the United States^ t^^"tniniand,A 
trust for said Indians, and an interest of five per cent annually ""••'^^©fSp* 
paid thereon, commencing at the expiration of one year aft^p*^'* 
the removal of said Indians, and continuing for thirty years, 
aiid until the nation shall be rediiced below one thousand soul?. 
n^ after the expiration of thirty years, or any period thereafter, it 
shall be ascertained* that the nation is reduced below that number, 
the said annuity ^haU thenceforth be paid jpro rata so long as 



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libfy s^IVWiatas'SySGlpBrate ^nd distinct odtionjin |)rpttoTtion as- 
■tire preaeni number shall bear to the number (lien in existence. 

Article VIII. 

Mtm reiTOvai It is agreed upon by the parties to this treaty thmty^fieilhe 
the*«^uai^^ removal of the Pottowautomie nation to the Kansas *coDntry, 
teKst of their the annual interest of their "improvement fund" shall Mhpaiil 
fSSTobTiMud^^^' P^'^'^P^^^ fully, for thefr benefit, at their nevr botnes: 

mtnew homM. If, however, at any time thereafter, the President of the Dirited 
.^®^y*^®iIJ States sh*ill be of opinion that it would be advantageous to the 
money in lieu Pottowautomie nation, and they should request the same to be> 
Mwwa o(t*pn2<*^'^®> to pay them the interest of said money in lieu of the em- 
chase of ma-ployment of persons or purchase of machines or implements, 
chines, Ac. jj^ |g hereby authorized to pay the same, or any part thereof, ia 

money, as their annuities are paid at the time of the general 
^^l^^yj^ payments of annuities. It is also agreed that, after the expira- 
be expended in tioi* of two years ffom the ratification of this treaty, the school 
tiMir country, fu^d of thf* Pottowautomies shall be expended, entirely in their 

own country, unless their people in council, should at anytime 

express a desire to have any part of the same expended in a 

different manner. 

Article IX. 

Bniidrnffs now It is> agreed by the parties to this treaty that the buildings oc- 
©ccupi^Mmi8.^^pjgj ag a misaionary establishment, including twenty acres of 
Sahment to be land now undet fence, shall be reserved for the use of thegov- 
"JJ'^^^^^^^emment agency; also the houses used for blacksmith house 
j*gency" ^^^ ^hop shall be reserved for the 'use of the Pottowautomie 
-^ThebieckwDith smith ; biTt should the property cease to be used for the afoie- 
to b!? wleJSS*^®"^^^'^^^ purposes, then it shall revert to the use of the Potto- 
fm Pottowmuto- wautomie nation. 

mie smith. 

Article X. 

Money to be It is agreed that hereafter there shall be paid/o the Potto- 

pwd in lieu of ^^utomie nation, annually, the sum^of three hundred dollars, 

ud Steel, stipu! in licu of the two thousand pounds of tobacco, fifteen hundred 

S'imb'' ^**y pounds of iron, and three hiindred and fifty pounds of steel, 

■ sUpulated to be paid to the Pottowautomies under thethifd 

a«*clei of the treaty of September 20, 1828. 

8Mned5andi7 In testiihotiy whereof, T. P. Andrews, Thomas H. Harvey, 

4if June, 1846. and Gideon C. Matlock, aforesaid commissioners, and the chiefs 

and principal men of the Pottowautomie, Ottowa,<ind Chip- 

pewas tribes of Indians, have set their hands at the time aad 

place first ihentioned. 

T. P. ANDllKWS, ) 

TH. H. HARVEY, > Commissioners 

G. C. MATLOCK, ) 



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Op-te-geeA«hucfc, (or Half. Day,) 

Wa-sow-S^o-uck, (or the lightning,), 

Kororme-^ffc, (or Bead,) 

Mi-quess, [eft the Wampum,) 

jHTab-na-ne-me, (or White Pigeon,) 

Bfe-np-no-uity (or Like the Wind,) 

Patt-co-shuck, junior, 

C>atte~nab-mee, (the Close Observer,) 

Wap-qiie-shuck, (or White Cedar,) 

Puck-quon, (or the Rib,) 

Sena-tche-wan, (or Swift Current,) 

Shaub-poi-tuck, (ihe Man goes Through 

Wab-sai, (or White Skin,) 

Sbaum-num-teh, (or Medicine Man.) 

Nah-o-sah, (the Walker,) 

Keahh, 

Ne-ah-we-quot, (the Four Faces,) 

Wa-sash-kuck, (or the Grass Turner,) 

Ke-ton-ne-co, (or the Kidneys,) 

Sah-ken-na-ne-be, 

Etwa-gee-shuck, 

Saass-pucfcs-kurV), (or Green Leaf,) 

Ke-wa-ko-to, (Black Cloud Turning,) 

Meek-sa-mack, (the Wampum,) 

Chau-cose, (Little Crane,) 

Co-sbae-w^^is, (Tree top,) 

Patt-qui, 

Me-shuk-to-no, - 

Ween-co, 

Joseph Le Frambeau, interpreter, 

Pierre or Perish Le Clerk, 

M. B. Beaubien, interpreter. 

Pes-co-nnk, (Distant Thunder,) 

Naut-wish-cum, 

Ob-nob, (or he Looks Back,) 

Pam-wa-mash-kuck, 

Pacq-qui-pa-chee, 

Ma-shaus, (the Cutter,) 
. Ci-co, 

Praacoisj Bourbonnai. 

Chas. H. Beaubien. 

Shau-on-nees. 

Piirikal Miller. 

Joseph Glaudeau. 

Joseph Langhton. 

Ca-ia-iwe-num, (the Black DogO 
* ,Sine-pe-nnm, 
Chatt-tee, (the Pelican,) 

' Me-shik-ke-an, 
" T^h-.Qiih-^o, (Spotted Fawn,) 



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C«r-Bhoh-kce, (^lh« Oaw Pisb,) his i mark. 

Shem-me-nah, his x mark. 

Nah-kec-slnick, (In ihe Air,) .* , bis x matk. 

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R. B. Mitchell, Indian spb-agenL 

Richard Pearson, 

A. G. Wilson, 

S. W. Smiih, ! 

Edward Pore, I 

John H. Whitehead, 

John Copeland, 

T. D. S. McDonnell, 

W. R. EngUsh, 

a E. Wicks, 

Lewis Kennedy, 

L. T. Tate. 

We, the undersigned, chiefs and head men, and representa- 
tives of the Wabash, St. Joseph, and Prairie bands of iheOUo- 
wa, Chippewas, and Pottowauiomie Indians, do hereby accept, 
ratify, and confirm the foregoing articles of a treaty in oil par* 
ticulars. Done at Potiowautomie cieek, near the Osage river, 
west and south of the Slate of Missouri, this seventeenth daj 
of Jane, A. D., 1846. 

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Louison, his x mark. 

Mash-kum-me, his x mark. 

Crane, his x mark. 

Esk-bug-ge, bis x mark. 

No-a-ah-kye, bis x mark. 

Abraham Burnet, his x mark. 

Ma-gis-gize, his x mark. 

Nas-wah-gay, his x mark. 

Pok-to, ' his X mark. 

Little Bird, his x mark. 

Shim nah, his x JBark. 

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Pame-qe-yah, 


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Penae-nuek, 


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Be-to-quah, 


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Mesha-de, 


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William Hendricks, 


his X mark. 




Nma-quise^ 


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Mas-co, 


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Peter Moogo^ 


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Kah-dot, 


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Za-k-ta, 


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Ah-bdah-sqa, 


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Wah-nnck-ke, 


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At-yah-she, 


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Qua-qua>tahy 


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Nahr-nim-muck-shuck, 


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Anfoine, 


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No-2ha-kum, 


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Joel Barrow, 


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WITNESSES. 




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Joseph Bertrand, jr., 

R. W. Cummins, Indian Agent, 


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Leonidas A. Vaushan, 
Bobert Simerwell, 










Thomas Hurlburt, 






J, W. Polk, 






J. Lykins, 






M4 H. ScoU, 






Washn. Bossman, 






John T. Jones, 






James A. Poage, 






Joaeph Clymer, Jr., 






W. W. Cleghom. 





Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that I, JAMES K. 

POLK, PresWenf of the United States of America, having seen 
Ph)clBimed^'^^ considered said treaty, do, in pursuance of the advice and 
My 93, 1846. consent of the Senate ^ as expressed in their resolution of tbt 
twenty second of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty- 
six, accept, ratify, and confirnvthe same, and every article and 
clause thereof. 

In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the seal of tlic 
United States to beiiereunto affixed, having signed (he same with 
my haad. 

Done- at the City of Washington, the twenty-third day of 
July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
[SEAX..] hundred and forty-six ; and of the Independence of 
the United States the seventy- first. 

JAMBS K. POLK. 
By the President : 

James Buchanan, Secretary of State. 



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JAMES K. POLK, - 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

TO ALL AND*SINGULAR TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL 
COME, GREETING \ 

Whereas a treaty was made and concluded at WashiDgton, in 
the District of Columbia, on the sixth day of August, one 
thousand eight hundred and forty-six, between the United 
Slates of America, by their commissioners, Edmund Burke, 
William Armstrong, and Albion K. Parris ; and John Ross, 
principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, David Vann, Wil- 
liam S. Coody, Richard Taylor, T. H. Walker, Clement V. 
HcNair, Stephen Foremati, John Drew, and Richard Field, 
delegates duly appointed by the regularly constituted author- 
ities of the Cherokee nation ; George W. Adair, John A. 
Bell, Stand Watie, Joseph M. Lynch, John Huss, and Brice 
Martin, a delegation appointed by, and representing, that por« 
tion of the Cherokee tribe of Indians known and recognised 
as the " Treaty Party ;^' John Brown, Captain Dutch, John 
L. McCoy, Richard Drew, and Ellis Phillips, delegates ap-. 
pointed by, and representing, that portion of the Cherokee 
tribe of Indians known and recognized as " Western Chero- 
kees,^' or old settlers : 
And whereas^ said treaty having been submitted to the Senate 
for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate did, on the 
eighth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty- 
six, advice land consent to the ratification of the same with 
certain amendments : 
And whereas the said Cherokee Natioti, by their principal chief 
and delegates aforesaid, the said " Treaty Patty'* of the Cher- 
okee tribe of Indians, and the said ^^ Western Cherokees," or 
old settlers, by their delegates aforesaid, did, on the thirteenth 
day of August, one thousand eight 'hundred and forty-six, 
giTe their free and voluntary assent to the amendments made ' 
by the Senate in the resolution aforesaid'; which treaty, res- 
olution of the Senate making the amendments to said treaty, 
and the asseqt of the said priricipal chief and delegates of the 
Cherokee Nation, and delegates of the '^ Treaty Party," and 
^\ Westeco Cberokees^" or old settlers, are in the words fol- 
'^ lawing,^ to wit : 

Articles of a treaty made and cobclnded at Washington, in "^aty wlfli 
the District qf Columbia, between the United States of America, SSlJ XT^ 
by;thre5 comiBissioners^ Edmund Burke^ William Armstrong^ iBiS. 



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. and Albion K. Ptsirif ; cind John Rof8, principal chief of the 



Cherokee Nation, I)avid"Vunn,t Wiilinm g.Cbdfly, Richard 
Taylor, T. H. Walker, Clement V. McNaii^ Si^teu Foreman, 
John Di'ew, utid Richard Field, delegate? du1y»fl|)|)cSflied by 
the regulc»»!y corsiiiuted authorities of ihe Oiiergkeje mtion; 
George W. Ai':iir, John A. Bell, Stand Waue, Joseph ^If. f^jich. 
John Ilu;5S, and Bnce Martin, a delegation appointed^y. aira 
xeprcbcntin^, that portion of the Cherokee tiibeof Indiane powa 
and recognized as ihe ** Treaty Pony ;^* John Biown, Captain 
Dutch, John L. McCoy, Richard Drew, and EilisJ^liillijjS, del- 
egates appoii/ied by, and representing, that portion of the Cher- 
okee tribe of Indians known and recognized as " Western Chcr- 
okees," or " Old Seitlers:" 

Whereas serious diflicuUies have for a considerable time past 
existed between the different portionsof the people coostiluiing 
and recognised ar< ihe Cherokee Nation of Indinns, which it is 
desirable should be speedily settled, so that peace and harmony 
may be restored among them: and whereas certain claims exist 
on the part of the Cherokee Nation, and portions of the Chero- 
kee people, against the United States ; therefore, with a view 
to. the final and amicable settlement of the difficulties and 
claims befure menuoned, it is mutually agreed by the several 
parties to this convention as follows, viz : 

Article I. 

•«««np[«d That the lands now occupied by the Cherokee Nation shall 
Mianto1be«e^. ^0 Secured to the whole Cherokee people for their common use 
cored to whole and benefit ; and a- patent shall be issued for the same, inclu- 
pJufnuo*be iJ^ d*"g th^ eight hundred thousimd acres purchased, together with 
the outlet west, promised by the United States, in conformity 
with the provisions relating thereto, contained in the third ar- 
ticle of the treaty of 1835, and in the thiit} section of the 
act of Congress, approved May twjeniy-^ighth, 1830, which 
auihorizes the Piesident of the United States, in making 
exchanges of lands with the Indian tribes, '^ to assum the tribe 
or nation with which the exchange is made, that the United 
States will forever secure and guarantee to them, and their heirs 
or successors, tlie country so exchanged with theoo; and, if 
they prefer it, that the United States will cause a patent orgraat 
to be made and executed to them for the same : PrwiSdj 
always J That such Jands shall reVert to the United States, if 
the Indians become extinct, or abandon the sikme/' 

AltTICLG IL 

Itt^fficQitiea All. difficnlties and diflerenoes heretofore exisfit^ between 
r^tii6d"'i.nd*a ^*^^ severul patties of the Cherokee Nation are hereby fittilcd 
f titerat amne«- and ndjusic^d, and chilli, as ft\v as possnble, If^. forgcmen and iot- 
tj^edaied, ^vcr buritd in oblivion. All paily d.stinciiofis sliall ce^jse, CJC- 



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c«pt*80 f&r as they may h^ neceasag^ to carry out ^his coDven- 
tion or Ueafy^ A general aiunesty is hereby declarecf. All 
oflfences aa^ Crimea commllied by a ditiaen x>t cRizefts W Umj 
Cherokee Nation, against the Nation, or ogaicjst an individual 
or indivWunls, are hereby pardoned. All Cherokees who are 
now o«t of the Nation, are inviled and earnestly requested to 
returtf to their homes, where they may live in peace, assured 
th^ tney shall not be prosecuted for any offence heretofore com- 
miitedf against the Cherokee Nation, or any individual thereof. 
And this pardon and amnesty shall extend to all who may now 
be out of the Nation and who shall return thereto on or before 
1st day of December next. The several parties agree to 
unite in enforcing the laws against all future. offenders. Laws JjJJ^J* *5 
shall be passed for equal protection, and for the security of life, protection and 
liberty, and property ; and full authority shall be given by law,^y|jjJ®,|2Jj^*5[ 
to all or any portion of the Cherokee people, peaceably to as- property, 
semble and pe'lition their owu Government, or the Govtjrnraent 
of the United States, fur the redress of grievances, and to dis- 
cuss their rights. All armed police, light -horse, and other mil- 
itary organization, shall be abolished, and the laws enforced by 
the civil authority alone. 

No one shall be punished for any crime or misdemeanor, ex- ^^^J^^^ 
cept on conviction by a jury of his country, and the sentence any crime, ei- 
of a court duly authorized by law to take cognizance of the^®P*^^?J|jJJ^ 
offence. And it is further agreed, all fugitives from justice, 
except those included in the general amnesty herein stipulated, 
seeking refuge in the territory of the United States, shall be de- 
livered up by the authorities of the United States to the Chero* 
kee Nation, for trial and punishment. 

Article HI. 

Whereas certain claitnsr^have been allowed by the several ^^J'jjjl]^ j}*^» 
boards of commissioners heretofore appointed under the treaty $.%(x!u,uoofiiD<l 
of 1835, for rents under the nalue of improvements and spolia-J^*^ 3»uS 
tions, and for property of which the Indians were dispossessed, ^ 
provided for under the 16th article of the treaty of 1835 ; and 
-whereas the said claims have been paid out of the $5,00U,0OO 
fund : and whereas said claims were not justly char;geable to 
that nind, but were to be paid by the United States, the said 
United States agree to reimburse the said fund, the amount thua 
chaiged to said fund, and the same shall form a part of the ag- 
gregate amount to be distributed to the Cherokee people, as pro- 
Tided in the 9(h article of this treaty ; and whereas a further 
amount has been allowed for reservations under the pmvisioas 
of the 13th article of the treaty of 1835, by said commissionciis, 
and has been paid out of the snid fimd, and which said sums 
ifrere properly chargeable to, and should have been paid by the 
United States, the said United States fun her agree to reimburse 
the amounts thus paid for ic^ervationsto said fimd ; and where- 
as the expenses of making the treaty of New Ecliolo were also 

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p^ out of said.fuQd, when**they should fiave beea borne by 
the Vnited States, the United Steles agree. to' f^iipt)urse the 
sanie, and also, to reimbut^se all other siinos {Tuid to any agent of 
the government, and improperly charjS^ed to s^d fund;^nd the 
same also shall form a part of the aggrregat^ aaiount lo hg dis- 
tributed to the Cherokee people, as provided in the 9jBl article 
of this treaty. 

Article IV. ' 

PkoTiiion for And whereas it has been decided by the board of commis- | 
inir6»5!*2f*ihe8ioners recently appointed by the President of the United Stales 
^e^m ^«'-to examine and adjust the claims and difficulties exisiing a- 
ceded *by theg^ihst and between ihe Cherokee people and the United States, 
troftt^of 182S. as well as between the Cherokees themselves, that under the 
provisions of the treaty of 1828, as well as in conformity with 
the general policy of the United Stales in relation to the Indian 
tribes, and the Cherokee nation in particular, that that pordoa 
of the Cherokee people known as the " Old Settlers," or 
" Western Cherokees," had no exclusive title to the territory 
ceded in that treaty, but that the san;e was intended for the use 
of, and to be the home for, the whole nation, including as well 
that portion then east, as that portion then west of the Missis- 
sippi ; and whereas the said board of commissioners further de- 
cided that, inasmuch as the territory before mentioned became 
the common properly of the whole Cherokee nation by the ope- 
ration of the treaty of 1828, the Cherokees then west of the 
Mississippi, by the equitable operation of the same treaty, ac- 
quired a common interest in the lands occupied by the Chero- 
kees east of the Mississippi river, as well as in those occupied 
by themselves west of that river, which interest should have 
beeii provided for in the treaty of 1836, but which was not, 
except in so far as they, as a constituent portion of the nation, 
retained, in proportion lo their numbers, a common interest ia 
the country west of the Mississippi, and in the general funds of 
the nation ; and therefore they have an equitable claim upoR 
the United States for the value of that interest, whatever iito^J 
HAw^ttoTiJnebe. Now, in order to ascertain the value of that interest, it w 
«f«idmt«rett agreed that th6 following principle shall be adopted, viz: all 
fhau b« «»coi^||je investments and expenditures which are properly chaigea- 
ble upon the sums granted in the treaty of 1635. aroounting^^ 
the whole to five millions six hundred thousand dollars, (whica 
investments and expendit.ures are particularly enumerated la 
the 15th article of the treaty of 1835,) to be first. deducted from 
said aggregate sum, Ibus ascertaining the residuunior amotion 
which would, under such marsjiaUing of accounts, be left for 
fier capita distribution among (be Cherokees emigrating wo"^^ 
Che treaty of 1835, excluding all extravi^ant and improper ®^' 
penditures, and then allow to the Old Settlers for Western Cher- 
okees) a sum equal to one-third part of saia residuufflu to "J 
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Settlers" or " Western Cherokees.'' It is further agreed that 
so (or OS the Western Cherokees are concerned, in estimating 
the expense of lemoval and subsistence of an e;istern Chero- 
kee, to be charged to the aggregate fund of iive milhon six 
hundred ihousuud dollars above mentioned^ the sums for remo- 
val and stib:?Utence stipulated in the 8th article of the neaiy of 
1835, as comnuiiation money in those cases in which the par- 
ties entitled to it lenioved themselves, shall be adopted. And 
as it affects the settletuent with the Western Cheiokees, there 
shall be no deduction from the fund before mentioned, in con- 
sidttratien of any payments which may hereafter be made out 
of said fund ; and it is hereby further understood and agreed, 
that the principle above defined shall embrace all those (Jhero- 
feees west of the Mississippi, who emigrated prior to the treaty 
of 1835. 

In the consideration of the foregomg stipulation on the part AeiaMe by tb* 
of the United States, the " Western Cherokecs" or " Old Set- Weatam cimin 
tlerd" hereby release and quit claim to the United States all ** 
right, title, interest, or claim they may have to a common pro- 
perty io the Cherokee lands east of the Mississippi river, and 
to exclusive ownership to the lands ceded to them by the treaty 
of 1833 west of the Mississippi, including the outlet west, con- 
senting and agreeing that the said lands, together with the eight 
liundi^ thousand acres ceded to the Gherokees by the treaty 
of 1835« sbail be and remain the common property of the 
«vhole Cherokee people, themselves included* 

Article V. 

It is mutually agreed that the per capita allowance to be giv- Th« ptr etpite 
•en to the ** Western Cherokees" or "OW Settlers,^ upon theJ^J^ilSSchanr 
IM-inciple alwve staled, shall be held in trust by the government keet to b« bS 
4Mf ii\e United Staies(, and paid out to each individaai beloAgirig^ J^*^^ ^^ ^* 
to that party or head of family, or his legal representatives, Jfr^^ a'tMwoi^«ii& 
^dcidaclinfi^ ihe^e/rom the nm of fifty thousand doUars^ to AeJ^J'j^jJ^ 
paid to the dtltgiUimii of that portion of the Cherokee people ^im, 
a^ho are partiea to the treaty y to, defray the expenses of prose^^ 
<^ing their etaims Offoinat the Oovemment of the United 
JSlifteSj including the late Captain John RoeerSs, And it is 
further agreed, that the per capita allowance to be paid as afo]Qe- 
said shall not be assignable, bat shall be paid directly to the 
persons entitled to it, or to his heirs or legal representatives^ by 
aha agtet of the United States, aatborized to tdake sheh pay- 
tnefiis, . <. 

And it is further agreed that a comimttee of five per^kis ishall Cai—te - or a 
l>e appointed by thtt President oC the Uriited Stales, froiti th« ?tJj £!2«!f 
portjrof "Oldaetltors,^*#hosedatyitAaHbe,inoen}a^^^^ vi^oonnm.^ ^ 
^with an agent of the United Stat^, to ascertain ^t^bat persons 
aare entitled Io the per capita allowance provided for in tKis add 
iixe jMbediog article. 

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Article VI.. 

iodemnity for ^^d wher^as mony of ihat portion oC the Cherokee people 

y par y. j^^^^^j^ ^^^^j j^jsignaled as the Treaty party, have suffered losses 

and incurred expenses in consequence of the treaty of 183S, 

iherefore, to indemnify the Treaiy Party, the United Stales 

agree to pay to the said Treaty Party the stim of one liundred 

and fifteen thousand doilais, of which the sum of five thousand 

... dollars shall be paid by the United States to the heirs or legal 

li0ira oT^Maior representative of Major Ridge, the sum of five thousand dollars 

w^. .i?'^"to the heiis or legal representatives of John Ridge, and the sum 

£||S^ '"five thousand dollars to the heira or legal representaiires of 

Ellas Boudinot, and the balance, being the sum of one^hun- 

dred thousand dollars, which shall be paid by the United States, 

in such amounts and to such persons as may be certified b7 a 

committee to be appointed by the Treaty Party, and which com- 

inittee shall consist of not exceeding five persons, and approved 

by an agent of the United States, to be entitled to receive ibe 

same for losses and damages sustained by them, or by those of 

FioviM^ whom they are the heirs or legal representatives : Provided^ 

That out of the said balance of one hundred thousand dollars 

the present del^ation of the Treaty Party may receive the sura 

of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be by ihem applied to ibe 

payment of claims and other expenses. And it is further proii- 

ded that if the said sum of one hundred thousand dollaisshonii 

not be sufficient to pay all the claims allowed for losses and 

damages, that then the same shall be paid to the said claimants 

pro ratOj and which payments shall be in full of all claims and 

losses of the said Treaty Party. 

ArtIclis VIL 

« 

Jibf wwiSS! ^^^ ^*'"® ^^ *" tolines, which were the private property of 

^ and paid to individuals of the Western Cherokees, and of which they were 

ftmMtii' ^oidwpossesscd, provided there be any such, shall be ascferiained 

fcSm. by the Unitea States agent and a commissioner to be appointed 

by the Cherokee authorities; and should ihey be unable to 

agree, t^hey shall select an umpire wheee decision shall be final, 

and the several amounts found due shall be paid by the Cbero* 

kee Nation ; or the salines returned to their respective ownera 

Articlb VIIL 

JUjFjjjat for ft The United States agree to pay to the Cherokee Nation *« 
JJIJ[j^'|**"*8um of two thousand dollars for a printing press, materials, and 
other property destroyed at that time ; the sum of five thousand 
dollars, to be equally divided amon^ all those whose srmJ 
wece taken from them previous to their removal west by order 
of un officer of the United Slates ; and the further sum of 
twenty thousand doUars in lieu of all claims of the Cherokee 
Nation as a nation, prior to the treaty of 1835, except all laod* 
reserved, by treaties heretofore made, for school funds. 

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Article IX. 

' The United Slates agree to make a fair aud just seltlement^A^,^jJ^«^j*J^j^j 
of all moneys due to ilie Cheiokeea, and subject to ihejo^/moneyHdueth* 
capita division under the treaty of 29ih Deceuiber, 1835, which Jj^J.'^J^'y "^^ 
said settlement shall exhibit all money properly expended un-\^35tobeiMd«. 
der said treaty) and shall embrace all sums paid for improve- 
ments, ferries, spoliations, removal, and subsistence, and com- 
oiutaMon therefor, debts and claims upon the Cherokee Na- 
tion of Indians, for the additional quantity of land ceded to 
said nation ; and the several sums provided in the several 
articles of the treaty to be invested as the general funds 
of the nation ; and also all sums which may be here* 
after properly allowed and .paid under the provisions of the- 
treaty of 1835. The aggregate of which said several snnis • 
shall be deducted from the sum of six millions six hundred mid 
forty-seven thousand and sixty seven dollars, and the balance- 
thus found to be due shall be paid over 'per capita in equal 
amounts to tdi those individuals, heads of families, or their le- 
gal representatives, entitled to receive the same under the treaty 
of 1835, and the supplement of 1836, being all those Cherokises - 
residing east at the date of said treaty and the supplemeDl- 
thereto. 

AaricLs X. 

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It is expressly agreed that nothing ia the foregoing treaty 
contained, shall be so construed, as in any manner to lake away 
or abtidge any rights or claims which the Cherokees now" 
residing in States east of the Mississippi river had, or may 
have, under the treaty of 1835 and the supplement thereto. 

Article XI. 

Whereas ibe Cherokee delegations cofitend that the amount QaMiiaMt»b« 
expended for the one year's sulwisience, afler their arrival in the gj^naSffJ! v^ 
west, of the eastern Cherokees, is not properly chargeable to 
the freaty fund : It is hereby agreed that, that question shall be 
submiiied to the Senate of the United States for its decision, 
which shall decide whether the subsistence shall be borne by 
the United States or the Cherokee funds ; and if by the Cher- 
okees, then to say, whether the subsistence shall he charged at 
a gteater rate than thirty three, ^^ dollars per head ; and also 
the question, whether the Cherokes Nation shall be allowed 
interest on whatever sum may be found to be due the nation, 
and from what date and at what r^te per annum. 

^ Article XII. 



♦ The Western dierokees, called «' Old Settlers," in assenting Thit anicTf 
to the general provisions of thi8tieaty,in behalf of their people, ^^|j^*"* ^ 
have expressed their fixed opinion that, in making a settlement 
with them upon the basis herein established, the expenses in* jlc 



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curred for the removal and subsistence of Chcrokees after I 
the twenty- third day of May, 1838, should not be charged i 
upon the five millions of dollars allowed to the Cherokees , 
for their lands under the treniy of 1835, or on the fund ! 
provided by the third article of the supplement thereio ; and | 
that no part of the spolialicns, subsistence, or reivioval pniviJed | 
• for by the several ariicles of said trcaiy and the supplement i 

thereto, should be chars^ed against them in their sedlemeni for , 
their interest in the Cherokee country east and wesi of the 
Mississippi river. And the delegation of " Old SeUlers,''or 
*' Western Cherokees," propose that the quesiion shall be sub- i 
milled with this treaty lo the decision of the Senate of the Uni- 
ted States, of what poition, if any, of the expenditures made 
for removal, subsistence, and spoliations, under the treaty of 
1835, is properly and legally chargeable lo the five miilioD 
fund. And they will abide by the decision of the Senate. 

Article XIII. 

This treaty, aAer the same shall be ratified by the President 
and Senate of the United States, shall be obligatory on the con- 
Cmcting parties. 



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6 Ai«. ^^ testimony whereof, the said Edmund Burke, William Arm- 
; strong, and Albion K. Parris, commissioners as aforesaid, and ibe 
aeveral delegations aforesaid, and the Cherokee Nation and peo* 
pie have hereunto set their hands and seals, at Washington 
aforesaid, this sixth day of August, in the year of ourLoid,ooe 
diousand eight hundred and fbriy six. 

Edmund Burke, [seal] 

Wm. Armstrong, [seal.] 

Albion K. Parris, [seal.] 

D£LtoAT101f OP TAB QOVERNMfiNT ^ARTY. 

Jno. RosB, faeal.] 

W. a Coody, [feal] 

R. Taylor, [teBl] 

C. V. McNair, [ml 

Stephen Foreman^ [seal. 

John Drew, [seal 

Righard Fields, ffteaL 

DELEGATION OF THE TREATY PARTY* 

Geo. W. Adair, [seal.' 

J. A. Bell, [seal.; 

S. Watie, [seal.; 

' Joseph M. Lynch, (seal/ 



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John Haaa, bis x mark| [senlj 

Brice Martin, [s^I«] 

(By J. M. Lynch, hid atWroqy.) 

I^ELEGATION OP TIJK OLD SETT^^E^fi. 

Jno.'Brow^n, [seal 

Wm. Dutch, his x mark, [seal 
John L. McCoy, [seal/ 

Richard Drew, hip X mark, [seal ^ 
Ellis F. Phillips, [seal/ 

III presence of— 

Joseph BrytkTi^ of Alabama. 

Geo. W. Paschal. 

John P. Wolf, ( Secretary of Board.) 

W. S. Adair. 

Jno. P. Wheeler. 



In Executive Sessxcn, Senate op the United States/-^. 
August 8, 184a > ^^^ 

Resolvedy (two-thirds of (he Senators present concwrritig^) 
Thai the Sennte^advise and consent to the ratiGcation of the 
articles of a treaty liiade and concluded at Washington, in thp 
District of Columbia, the sixth day of August, in the year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, between 
ihe United States of America, by three commissioners, Edmund 
Burke, Wjlliam Armstrong, and Albion K. Parris, and John 
Ross, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, David Vann, 
William S. Coodey, Richard Ta«lor, T. H. Walker, Clement 
F. McNair, Stephen Foreman, Jo^h Drew, and Richard Field, 
delegates duly appointed by the regularly constituted authori- 
ties of the Cherokee Na/ion ; Geo. W. Adair, John A. Bell, 
Stand Watie, Joseph Bl. Lynch) John Hues, and Brice Martin^ 
a delegation appointed by and representing that portion of 
the Cherokee tribe of Indiaris ktiovvn and recognised as the 
« Treaty Party;'* John Browri, Caplain Dutch, John L. Me- 
Coy, Richard Drew, and Ellis Phillips, delegates appointed by 
and representing that portion of the Cherokee tribe of Indians 
known and recognised a$ " Wesjern pherokees," or " Old Set- 
tlers," with the following 

AMENDMENTS. 

Strike out g€ the fifth article the following words : " First 
^ducting therefrom the sum of fifty thousand dollnrs to be 
paid to the del^ation of that portion of the Cherokee people 
who are parties to tlie treaty, to defray the expenses of prose- 
cuting their claims against the Government of the United States, 
including the late Captain John Rogers." 

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We,' John Ro9^, priifcipnl chief of the Cherokee Nation, David 
Vann, Wni. S. Coodey, Richard Taylor, T. H. Walker, Cle- 
ment P. McNfiir, S^eph"^ Foreman, John Drew, and Richard 
Field, delegates duly appoinfed^l^y the regularij consiitiUed 
authorities of The Cherokee Nation ; George W. Adair, John 
A. Bell, S^and Watie, Joseph M^ Lyitcb, John Hiiss, and Brice 
Martin, a delegation appointed by and representing that portion 
of the Cherokee tribe of Indians known and recognised as the 
" Treaty party ;" John Brown, Captain Dutch, John L. McCoy, 
Richard Drew, and Ellis Phillips, delegates appointed by and 
representing that portion of the Cherokee tribe of Indians 
known and recognised as '' Western Cherokees/' or *^ Old Set- 
tlers," do hereby give our free and voluntary assent to the foic- 
going amendments made by the Senate of (he United States, 
on the eighth day of August, one thousand ei^lu hundred and 
forty-sij^, to the treaty concluded by us with Edmund Burke, 
William Armstrong, and Albion K. Parris, commissioners act- 
ing for and on behalf of the United States, on the sixth day of 
August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, the saine 
having been submitted and fully explained to us by the Sec- 
retary of War and Coromtssioner of Inrdian Affairs, on the part 
of the United States. 

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and 
affixed our seals, respectively, at Washington, District of Co- 
lumbia, the thirteenth day of August, One thousand eight hun- 
dred and forty-six. 

Jno. Ross, 

David Vann, 

W. S, -Coodey, 

R. Taylor, 

T. Walker, 

C. V. McN:iir, 

Stephen Foreman, 

(By John Ross.) 

John DreW", * 

Richard Field?, 

Geo. W. Adair, 

John A. Bell, 

Stand Watie, 

J. M. Lynch, 

Jno. Huss, his x mark, 

Brice Martin, 

(By J. M. Lyncb.) 

Jno. Brown, 

Wm. Dutch, his x naark, 

John L. McCoy, 



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279 1846. 

Witnesses present — 

Spencer Jarnagin, U, S. S. 

H. Miller, 

N. Q,unckenbush, 

W. Medlll. 

Now, therefore, be it known, that I, JAMES K. POLK, Pioeiw««i it 
President of the United States of Atnerica, do, in pursuance of^"**^®^' 
the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their res- 
olution of the eighth day of August, one thousand eight hun- 
dred and forty-six, accept, ratify, and confirnn the said treaty, 
with the amendments set forth in the said resolution. 

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United 
States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my 
hand. 

Done at the city of Washington, the seventeenth day of Au- 
gust, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun- 
f L. 8.] dred and forty-six, and of the independence of the 
United States of America the seventy.first, 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President : « 

Jambs Btiohanan, Secretary of State. 



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1846. PROCLAMATIONS. 



By tlie President of the United Slates of America : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

Ttwaibi: Whereas by an net of the Congress of the United States of the 34' 
of March 1845, entitled, ''An act allowing drawback npoa for- 
* eign merchandize exported in the origind paplcages to Chihu- 

ahua and Sania Fe Jn Mexico, and to the British North Ameri- 1 
can Provinces adjoining the United States/' certain privileges 
are extended in reference to drawback to pons thereio j^pe- 
cially onunterated in the 7th section of said act, which also 
provides " That such other ports Situated on the frontiers o( 
the United Stiites, adjoining the British North Anierican 
Provinces as may hereafter be fonnd expedieol, may have 
extended to them (he hke privileges on the recommenda- 
tion of the Secretary of the Treasury, and proclamation dtilj 
made by the President of the United States, specially desig- 
nating the ports to which the aforesaid privileges are to be 
extended :" 
And whereas the Secretary of the Treasury has duly recom- 
mended to me the extension of the privileges of the law 
aforesaid to the port of Lewiston, in the collection district of 
Niagara, in the State. of New York : 

PriTilAges of Now, therefore, I, JAMES K. POLK, President of the United 
imd!^^ •J^ States of America, do hereby declare and proclaim that the port 
ofUwiiuJ^of Lewiston in the collection district of Niagara, in the State 
ir«fk. of New York, is and shall be entitled to all the privileges ex- 

tended to the other ports enumerated in the seventh section o( 
the act aforesaid, from and after the date of this proclamatioo. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused 
the seal o^ the United States to be affixed. 

Done at the city of Washington this seventeenth day of Jan- 
uary, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight 
[SEAL.] hundred and forty-six, and of the Independence oi 
the United States of America the seventieth. 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President : 

James Buchanan, Secretary of State, 



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By the President of the United States o/^mericc^^: . 

A PROCIiAMATION. 

Whereas the Congress of the United States, by virtue of the £»■*««• ^ 
const if utional authority vested in them, have declared by their RSpuWic^^of 
act, bearing date this day, that, ** by the act of the Republic Mexico and a. 
of Mexico, a state of war exists between that Govertiment 
and the United Stales:" 



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Now, therefore, I, JAMES K. POJ4K, President of thePerwMiyldmp 
United States of America, do her;eby pioclaim the same to all 8®^*|^t2 «> 
whom it may concern ; and I do specially enjoin on all persons be vigilant m 
holding offices, civil or military, under the airthority of the JI^J-J^SSeMnd 
United States, that they be vigilant and zealous in discharging dtixens ezhoit- 
Ihe duties respectively incident thereto: and I do tnoreover ^,^*2**^ 
exhort all the good people of the United States, as they love#erveoider,&«. 
iheir country, as they feel the wrono:s which have forced onj^^ i3i'^5opI» 
them the last resort of injured nations, and as they consult theBieararetoftii^ 
best means, under the blessing of Divine Providence, of abrid- ^JJ^^iJJJ^*^ 
ging its calamities,' that they exert themselves in preserving 
order, in promoting; concord, in maintaining the authority ana 
the efficacy of the Taws, and in supporting and invigorating alt 
the measures which may be adopted by the constituted au- 
thorities for obtaining a speedy, a just, and an honorable peace. 

In tbstimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and 
caused the seat of the United States to be affixed to these , 
piesents. 

Done at the city of Washington, the thirteenth day of May, 
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred 
[seal.] and forty-six, and of the independence o^ the United 
States, the seventieth. 

JAMES K. polk: 
By the President : 

James Buchanan, Secretary of State. 



By the President of the United States of America, 
A PROCLAMATION. 

Whereas, by the act of Congress, approved July 9, 1846,* en- ♦SeeptgeM. 
tilled <' An act to letrocede the county of Alexandria, in the 
District of Colui^bia, to the Stale of Virginia," it is enacted, 
That, with the assent of the people of the county and town 
of Alexandria, to be ascertained in the manner therein pre. 
scribed, all that portion of the District of Columbia ceded to 
tlie United Slates by the Slate of Virginia, and all the rights 
and jurisdiction iheBewith ceded over the same, shall be ceded^^^j^ 



1846. 282 

and forever relinquished to the State of Virpnia in full and 
absohite right and jurisdiciioD,. as well of soil as of persons 
residing or to reside ihereon: And whereas, it is further 
provided, that f he said act ^' shall not be in force until after 
the assent of the people of the county and town of Alex- 
andria shall be given to it, in the mode therein provided ;" 
and if a majority of the voles should be in favor of accepting 
the provisions of the ScUd act; it shall be the duty of the 
President to make proclamation of the fact : 

And whereas, on theiTth day of August, 1846, after the close 
of the late session of the Congress of the United States, I duly 
appointed five citizens of the county or town of Alexandria, 
being freeholders within the same, as commissioners, who, be- 
ing duly sworn to perform the duties imposed on them, as pre- 
4Bcribed' in the said act, did proceed within ten days after they 
were notified, to fix upon the first and second days of Septem- 
ber, 1846, as the lime ; the Conn-house of the county of Alex- 
andria, as the place, and viva voce as the manner of voting; 
and gave due notice of the same ; and at the tin^e, and at the 
^ plftce, in conformity with the said noiice, the said Commission- 
ers presiding, and deciding all questions arising in relation to 
the light of voting under the said act, the votes of the citizens 
qualified to vote were taken viva voce, and recorded in poll- 
books, duly kept, and on the third day or September instant, 
after the said polls were closed, the said Commissioners did 
make out, and on the next day did transmit to me, a statement 
6f (he polls so held, upon oath, and under their seals ; and of 
the votes so cast and polled, there weie, in favor of accepting the 
provisions of the said act, seven hundred and sixty-three votes, 
and against accepting the same two hundred and twenty-two— 
showing a majority of five hundred and forty .one votes for the 
acceptance of the same. 

NowJTHBREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that I, JAMES K. POLK, 
President of the United States of America, in fulfilment of 
ihe duty imposed upon me by the said act of Congress, do 
hereby make Proclamation of the " result*' of said ** poll," as 
•above stated, and do call upon all and singular tlie persons 
whom it doth 6r may concern, to take notice, l&at the act afore- 
said, '* is in full force and eflfect." 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and 
caused the seal of the United States to be afiixed. 

Done at the City of Washington, tjiis seventh day of Sep- 
tember in the year of our Lord, fpe thousand eight 
{seal.] hundred and forty six, and of the Independence of the 
United States, the seventy-first. 

JAMES K. POLK. 
By the President ; 
N. P. TuisT, Acting Secretarj^ of SUite. ^ t 

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TO THB ACTS PASSED AT THK mtST SESSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH CONG] 



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Ajeademy, Military — 

Appropriaiions for - • - 

Board of visiters for to be annually selected 
How lo be selected - - 

CompensaiioD of 

Certain teachers at, to be professors - 
Achlin, J. A. S., appropriation for payment of 
Adams Fort, appropriation for - . - ; 

Addllional duties under act of 1842, to be paid into the 
Treasury .... 

Adjutant Generals, appointment of a certain number 
of authorized .... 
Administrators in the District of Columbia — 

Jurisdiction of ihe Orphans' Court extended over 
May be required to give further security, and in 
case of default an administrator de bania non 
shall be appointed - - . - 

Process against, to compel a surrender of assets 
Time allowed to, to show cause against further 
security - . • . 

Africans recaptured, appropriation for support and re- 
moval of - . - 
Agents, for Indians on the Upper Platte and Arkansas, 
appropriation for - 
for collection of certain claims, requisite formal- 
ities of their appointments - « 
Aide-de-camp, of Major General commanding in time of 
war, whence to be taken - - - 
of other Major and Brigadier Generals, whence 
to.be taken . - - - 
Alabama, appropriation for payment of certain claims to 179 
appeals and wriisof error from the district court 
of, for middle district, how to be taken 
Alexandria county — 

Retrocession of, to the State of Virginia with as- 
sent of the people 
Tote of the people of, how to be taken and who 
entitled to vote - - . - 

Commissioners to regi^er vote in, to be appointed 



Gh«p. Soo. PftSB. 



% 


1 


107 


96 


2 


107 


96 


2 


107 


96 


2 


107 


96 


a 


107 


34 


1 


49 


20 


1 


17 


7 


3 


6 


28 


6 


25 


8 


3 


7 


8 


3 


8 


8 


3 


8 


8 


3 


8 


176 


1 


159 


34 


1 


30 


66 


1 

I 


66 


28 


8 


26 


28 


7 


26 


179 


I 


172 



104 1 



35 1 



35 
36 



116 



51 



61 



430gie6i 



3 


£1 


1 


155 


1 


133 


1 


174 


1 


159 



284 

Ch^. 8ecL Page. 
Alexandria county — conlinued — 

Regulations for tbe proceedings ot - - 36 4 63 

Court house and jail in, how disposed of - 35 5 52 

Customhouse and postoflioe in,;iot transferred 

to Vii^inia - - - - 35 2 61 

Debt of (he corporation of Alexandria, aot as- 
9 sumed by Congress - - - 35 6 62 

Jurisdiction and laws now existing in, when to 
cease - - - - 36 

Algerine vessels, appropriation for the. captors of certain 175 
Allen, B^jftmin, act for relief of - - - 164 

AU^n, Ricnard, act for relief of the heirs and legal repre- 
sentatives of - - - - 181 
Artierican seamen in foreign countries, appropriation for 175 
Amoy to be a port of eniry in China — 

Appendix, article III - - - 208 

Anderson Jumes, entry of land made by administrators of, 

confirmed - - - - 156 1 136 

Annual estimates, printing and distribution of, resolution 

concerning— Res. No. 2 - - - 178 

Annuities and grants by special acts of Congress, appro- 

priotion for payment of - - - 

Ansman, Abmham,act granting pension to - 

Appeals' and writs of error from United States district and 

circuit coons for Texas, shall lie to what court 

from district court for middle district of Alabama, 

how to be taken 
causes already removed by, from said district 
court to circuit court, how disposed of 
Appointments, in the line and general staff, how regu- 
lated .... 
Appraiser, additional, at New York, to be appointed 

his salary and duties * - 
Appropriations — 

For fortifications — (See Fortifications) 

For sappers, miners, and pontoniers 

For military stations on the route to 

Oregon * - 
For the regiment op mounted riflemen - 
For the service op the Post Office De- 
partment viz: - - - 31 1 
For advertising ; agents, special ; balance due 
Hale & Coleman ; blanks ; clerks of offices ; 
compensation to postmasters; deficiency in 
revenue ; depredations on mail ; letters, ship, 
steamboat, and way ; mail steamei^ ; mail 
transportation ; mail bags, keys, locks, and 
stamps ; magnetic telegraph ; miscellaneous ; 
office furniture ; paper, wrapping ; publica- 
tion of post offices and regulations, - 31 I 



175 
160 


1 
1 


153 
13T 


I 


2 


3 


104 


1 


116 


104 


2 


U6 


28 
176 
175 


7 
2 
2 


26 
16> 
159 


20 
21 


I 
6 


17 
80 


22 
22 


6 
5 


21 
21 



27 



28 



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Chap. Sec. 
Appropriations — continued — 

For Ikd[an Department* viz: - - 34 1 30 

Poragenis; clerks of supeiiiitendepts; contingen- 
cies of Indian depariment ; interpreters; offi- 
ces; postages; preaenis lo Indians; rents; 
stationery; sub-ogents ; superintendents of 
Incfian affairs ; visits of Indians on business 34 I 39 

For Indian treaties, &c., viz : - - 34 1 31 

To the Cai»Kinches — 

For the ransom of two white boys - - 34 I 49 

To the Cherokees — 

For l)hick^nriihs, (35,) delegation to Washington, 34 1 35 

(48,) iron and steel, (35,) wagon maker and 
wheelwright - - - - 34 1 36 

Western Cherokees, reappropriation to, for stock 

l05t- . - , - - 34 I 48 

To the Chickasaws — 

For annuity and education - - 34 I 33 

For indemnifying the tribe for land sold in Chick- 
asaw cession - - - - 37 I 54 
To the Chippewas of Mississippi and Lake Superior — 

For annuities, schools, <fcc. - - - 37 1 31-32 

To the Chippewas of Saganaw — . 

For annuities, education, &;c. - ^ 37 1 32 

To the Chippewas, Meuomonies, Winnebagoeis, and 
New York Indians — 

For education - - - - 37 1 32 

To the Chippewas, Otto was, and Pottowatomies — 

For annuities, life annuities, d&c. - • 37 1 32^-33 

•fo the Choctaws — 

For annuities, education, &c. 
For Choctaw cluinaanis - .- - 

For life annuity to Bob Cole and three district 
chiefs - - - • 

To the Christian Indians — 

For permanent annuity - - - 

To the Crocks— 

For annuities &Cm and interest on $350,000 - 
For afTtnuities and boundary lines 
To the Delawares — 

For annuities, &c., and interest on $46,000 
To the Eel river Miamies — 

For .*%ni)uities . * . . 

To the Pfondtt Indians — 

' For annuities, &c. 
To the lowas — 

For iineiest on $157^600 • 
To the Kansas — 

For agricultare, &c. . . - 

For inierfsi on $2tK),000 - . 

For fulfilling treaty with • *• - ^^^ 



37 

37 




33 

48 


37 




33 


37 




31 


37 

37 




34 
47 


37 




36 


37 




37 


37 




36 


37 




36 


37 
66 
66 


lOO 


36 

T ^ 



286 



Appropriations— continued — 

To the Kickapoos — ^ 

For limited annuity 
To the Menouionies — 

For annuities, &c. 
To the Miamies — 

For annuities, education, &c. 
i Reappropriation to, for improvements 

To the Miamies of Eel river — 

For aiinuiiies - - - . 

To the Omahas— 

For agriculture, &c. 
To the Oneidaa — 

For the chief of the Christian and Orcharf par- 
ties of . . . , . 

To the Osages — 

For annuity, &c., and interest on $69,120 
To the Ottoes and Missourias — 

For agricultural implements, &c. 
To the Ottowas — 

For annuities 
To the Ottowas and Chippewas — 

For annuities, agriculture, and interest on 
$200,000 • • . . 

To the Pawnees — 

For agricultural impIementB 
To the Piankeshaws— 

For annuities - - . . 

To the Pottowatomtes — 

For annuities, dec. • . . 

To the Pottowalomies of Huron— 

For annuity - - - . 

To the Pottowatomies of Indiana — 

For education - - - . 

To the Pottowatomies of Missouri river — 

For expenses of treaty with 
To the PoUewatomies of the Pmirie— 

For limited and life annuities 
To the Pottowatomies of the Wabash— 

For annuity - • - 

To the Quapaws — 

For annuities, education, ogriculture, Ac. 
To the Sacs and Foxes of Mississippi— 

For annuities, agriculture, &c. 
To the Sacs and Foxes of Missouri— 

For teterest on $167,400 - 
To the Seminoles — 

For annuities, &c., and subsistence while rcmov- 
j"g - • - . - 34 1 



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37 




3t 


37 




37-31 


37 
37 




36-35 
4< 


34 




Si 


34 




35 


34 




Ai 


34 




39-4( 


34 




3S 


34 




41 


34 




38-39 


34 




4^ 


34 




4S 


34 




4(M1 


34 




41 


34 




4i 


34 




4! 


34 




41 


34 




' 41 


34 




4i 


34 




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34 




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Appropriations — continued — 
To the Sen'^ciis — 



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Fojr anntiiiie?, &c. 
To ihe Senccns of New York — 

For annuity ■ ' " .' 

For slock to be cancelled, and placed to tlie credit 

of - . - 

To the Senecas and Sha,wnee8 — 
' For annuity, &c. 
Reappropriation for 
To the Sliawnees — 

For annuiiies, &c. 
To the Sioux of Mississippi — 

For annuity, agriculture, &c., and interest on 
$300,000' 
To the Sioux, Yanclon and Santie — 

For agriculiure, &c. 
To the Six Nations, of New Yor.k— » 

For unnuiiy - - " 

To the Siockbridge Indians— 

For refunding moneys paid by 
To the St. Regis Indians — 

For I he American party of - 
To the Weas-- 

For annuities - - - - 

To the Wild Indians of the Prairie— 

For expenbes of a mission to - - 

For expenses, &c. of a delegation to Washiogton 
To the Winnebttgoes ' 

For annuities, &c. nnd delegation of - 
To the Wyandots — 

For annujty - - - " 

For blacksmiths - - - " 

For education - - - " 

For improvements on ceded lands 
For iron and steel 
To the Yanclon and Santie Sioux— 
For agriculiure, &c. ^ - 
For the Mexican War 
For Voluntekrs and other troops enqao- 
ED IN THE Mexican War, viz : 
For Regular Army— ^ ^ . * 

For officers and men called for by act of 

June 18, 1846, viz: 
For stihsistence, forage, clothing 
For Rifle Regimeni — 
For recruiting, camp equipage, forage 
For Volunteers, viz : 

For officer's pay, subsistence, forage, ser- 
vants 



34 1 

34 1 

34 2 

34 I 

34 1 



34 
34 



85 
34 
34 



34 
34 



34 1 



34 1 
65 1 

34 1 



34 1 

34 1 

34 } 

34 1 

16 1 



61 1 
61 i 

61 1 



45 
42 

60 

I 

48 
48 



34 1 44-4fr 



43 

43 
42 
87 

4r 

46 

4» 
64 

47-4» 

4& 

4& 

46-4» 

46 

4& 

43 

14 



61 

61-63 



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96 
96 



176 
175 



Chap. See. 
Appropriations — confinued — 

For Voliiiiieers under act oP May 13,1846, 
viz : pay. subsistence, camp equipage, ord- 
nance, supplies, &c. - - 61 1 
For THE Army, viz: 

For ihe armories 105; arsenals 105; ariillery 
drawings 105 ; clothing, camp and irarrisoii / 
equipage 103-100; coniingencics of army 
106 ; gunpowder 105 ; medical department 
106; mineral land sc»rvice,officers subsistence, 
forage, servants 103-106 ; officers, non-com- 
missioned, extra pay to 103; ordnance de- 
partment, for stores and current expenses 
106; pay of army 103-106; quartermasters 
department, regular supplies, dec. 103-1U6 ; 
For Military Academy : 

Viz : for ptiv. subsistence, forage, servants, re- 
pairs, barmcks, (fcc. ... 
For expenses of board of visiters, - ^ - 

For Civil and Diplomatic expenses, viz: 
For Congress — 
, For pay and mileage of members of 

Pox officers of 

For contingent expenses of both houses of - 176 
For Library of, viz : 

For officers of - - - 176 

For contingent exposes of - -175 

For books and law books for ^ - - 176 

Fhr Departments of Govemmerd — 
For State Department ; 

For Secretary arid officers of - -176 

For contingencies of - - .- 176 

For officers and contingencies of building of 176 
For Treasury Department ; 
For officers, viz: 

For secretary, comptrollers, auditors^ treasu- 
rers^ register and commissioner general 
, land office, cleiks, (lc. in tiieir offices - 176 1 
Forcontingent expenses of offices of - 176 1 

For building : 

For officers and contingent expenses of - l76 1 
For Wnr Department: 
For officers, viz : 

For secretary, commissioner of Indian af- 
fairs, commissdlner of pensions - * 176 1 
For contingent, expenses ip oiBces of ' * 176 1 
]^or clerks in the offices of . - 176 1 
For the building of, viz : 
For superintendent, labor, bghts, Ac. • 175 1 



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2 



1 

1 
1 



106 

107 
107 



144 
144 
144 

144 
144 
144 



145 
146 
145 



145-146 
146-14T 

147' 



147J48 
148-149 
147-U« 

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AppropriationsM-continued — ' . . 

For the Navy Departmeot : , 
For officerSj viz : . 

Secretary, chiefs of bureaus, chief naval con- 
structor, and engineer in chief - 176 1 149-160 
For clerks in the offices of - - 175 1 149-160 
Pot contingent expenses of - - 175 1 IfO 
For the building, viz : for superintendent, 

watchmen, contingent expenses of, &c. - 175 1 160 

For the Post Office Department : 
For officer?, viz : 

Postmaster general , assistant postmasters gen- 
eral, auditors, clerks, messengers, superin- 
tendent, &c. . . - 176 I 160 
For contingencies of the various offices of - 176 1 160 
For Surveyors General, viz: in the various 

States and Territories - ^ - 176 1 160-161 

For clerks of - - - 176 1 160-161 

For Mint of the United States and branches : 
For officers, contingencies, machinery, &c. - 176 1 161-163 
For government in Territories of the United 

States : 
For officers, contingencies, legislative assem- 
blies of - - - - 176 1 16a. 
For the Judiciary : 

For chief justice of United States and asso- 
. ciates ; district judges -, judges of District 
of Columbia ; attorney general ; reporter 
of supreme court; district attorneys ; mar- 
shals; contingencies; additional compen- 
sation to certain judges - - 176 1 163 
- . Miscellaneous - - - 176 1 163 
Patent office - - - 176 1 168 
Lighthouse eatablishments : 

For supplies of ; repairs > salary of keepers - 176 1 16& 

For keepers of floating lights, beacons and 
*" buoys, &a - - 175 1 16T 

For surveys of Public Lauds - - 1T5 1 ■ 167 

» Intercourse witb-Foreign nations - 176 1 IBS 

For THE Naval fisRvicB, VIZ : - -176 1 160 

For armamedt, equipment, increase and repairs 
• of navy, coal and hemjx - - 176 1 160 

* For ordnance and ordnanee stores - -176 1 161 

Fpr pay of officen,. seamen, and engineer corpe^ 176 1 ' 160 
. For pay of passed midshipmen acting as mi|S- 

teiB - ... - 176 1 160 

For books, maps, charts, &c. - - 176 1 . 161 

For contingent expenses of - -176 1 161 

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For civil establishments at Navy YardSj viz : 
At Brooklyn - . 

At Charlestown - * - 

AtOasport - - - ■*. 

AtJKittery - - . . . 

At Memphis 

At Pensacola , . - 

At JPhiladeiphia . ^ . 

At Sackeit's Harbo? - 
At Washington . * . 

For Navy fiospitahy viz : 
At Brooklyn 

At ehfelsea - - . - 

New Gospoxt - - " • 

AtPensaeola - . . 

. fhr Navftl Mag azinesj viz ; 

At Brooklyn . - - 

At Charlesiqwn 

At ©osport ^ . . - 

At WasbiagiU)a ... 

For Marine Corps^ viz : 
For pay.ofpfficerd and men,, clothing, provi- 
sions, military etores, contingencies, trana^ 
portation, barracks - - . 

For Smithsonian Institution . - 
Arkansas, General Assembly of,. authorised to di^iose of 

certain lands - * i 

Armament of fortifications, appropriation foK - 

of Navy, appropriation for 
Aifnprers, e^Iistm^nt of, for ordnance Oepattimnit au* 

thorJKed. . - ' . ; 

Armpfies, national, appropriation for iftannfactureooif. 
.arms at - - - *• 

at SpiixigfieW fuid Harper- s Ferry, appropria*. 
tions fbr repairs, &c. of ^ ' - 
Annyi of the U. S. increase in rank and file ei authoiued^ 
. regular, appropriation for - 
; . regular, appropriation for . - • , 
Arie^^ges, appropriation for the payiwnit of eertaifi.T< - 
Aisenal at Washingtoi^^appropriaiionibr aMa|;i2ine at * 
Arfenpils, a^Jpropri^ttion for - . y - 

Ar^fiqers, enlistment of, for OrdnaQ<^ dep^nnienat . 
Arljllqry of I^iouisiana, appcpin;iation for tbe «:epair of . • 

drawings, appropriatibn ifor 
Asqiftint Adjiitani Generals^ appointment of four author- 
; ized, for a limited time 
surveyors, appropriation for 
As^tant treasurers of the U. S. — 

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Their location - - - - 90 

Required to give bond and security - - 90 

Treasurers of Mint at Phiiladelphia and Branch 

Miui at N. 0., to be, - - - 90 

Their salaries - - - - 90 

Duties of (see Public Revenue, Depositories of, ^'c.) 

Associate Judges of ilie Supreme Court, appropriation for - 175 

Attorney General , appropriation for • - - 173 

to teQeive one copy of Liitle & Brown's 

edition of laws of U. S - - 100 

authorized to odjudicale Peruviaii 

clilims.. . - _ - .. -.108. 

his poirerand duties in relation thereto 108 . 
hiscorupeusdtionfprsetUingsoid ciaims 108 
Auditors of the Treasury, appropriation for ^ - 175 

contingencies in offices of, 

appropriation for, - 176 

offices of 1st and 4ih, appro- 
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livered 'up by, in racatioa - ..,-.. - 98 4 
of suc^ persons, how he may obtain an exoneration 
how bail may be required in certain cases - 

. efiect of failure to give new- bail whe^ required - 
Baldridge, IsabeOa, widow, apt for relief of - 
Balfard, Benjamiti, act for relief of - - 

Bal^d, Eb^oesp^, act for relief of - 
Barcfay, Robert/ act for relief of - - - 

Barracks, appropriation for enlargement of 
Barrancas, Fort, appropriation for enlargement of 
Bate^ county, Justices of, authorized to enter certain lands 
Battery, Biehvenuc - .- ■ 

Batty, John, act for relief of . . - - - 

Bavaria, convention wiih, fbr the abolition of the droit d' 

aut)aiii&-.-Appendix -. - 

Beacons, buoys, '&c., appropriation for , - , 
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Bidders, liability of, for failing to comply with bids 

Bienvenue Battery, appropriation for 

Bingley, Charles W., act for relief of 

Blacksmiths, enlistment of, for Ordnance Department 

Board of visiters, for military academy, how to be selected 

compensation of - 
Bogardus, James, patent of, renewed and extended 
Books for Congressional Library, appropriation for pur- 
chase of . - - - 
Books for House of Representatives^ appropriation for 
purchase of - - - • - 
Books for Navy, appropriation for purcase of - 
Boudinot, Elins, money agreed to be paid to legal repre- 
sentatives of— appendix, Cherokee treaty, arti- 
cle VI - . - ' - 274 
Books, presentation of certain^ to the minister of justice 

in France, resolution authorizing— Res. No. 3 179 

Boundary line, between Michigan and Wisconsin, survey 

of, appropriation for - - - 175 4 160 

Boundary line, northeast, appropriation for - - 171 1 159 

Boundary line of the Creek couniiy, appropriation for ex- 
penses of - - - - 34 1 47 
Bounty on exportation of pickled fish, substituted by 

drawback on the foreign salt with which cured 74 6 69 

Branch mints of the United Slates, appropriation for - 175 1 151 
Breakwater, Delaware, appropriation for light at — {See 

Delaware Breakwater) - - 14 .1 12 

Bremen and United States, mail steamers Between, appro- 
priation for - - - -. 31 . 1 28 
Brigadier Generals, appointment ef two authorized - "28 1 24 
whole number of, in the army, when to be re- 
duced to two . J , . - 28 1 24 
* to be retained, how to be selected ' - ' • 28 . 1 25 
of . volunteers, appointment of, authorized - 33 1 29 
Bfooklyn, New York, navy yard at, appropriation for 

civil establishment of - - - 176 1 162-163 

naval hospital at, appropriation for - 176 1 164 

naval magazine at, appropriation for - 176 1 165 

Btoughton, Glover, act for relief of - - 13JL 1 128 

Bxown, Sampson, act for relief of - - 45 1' 56 

BnAe river, apportionment of islands in, between Michi- 
gan and Wisconsin - - - 89" 2 89 
Bryan, Joseph, appropriation for paying - - 34 1 49 
Buchanan, James, appropriation for refunding money to 171 1 156 
Buffalo, New York, fortifications at, appropriation for - 20 1 17 
United States circuit court in, time of holding 
October tema of, changed - - 98 10 lH 
Buffenbarger, Siraington, act for relief of - - 44 1 56 
fiaridk ground, Congressional, and road leading to, ap* 

# propriation for repairs of - • - 171 X 1B5 



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Camanchesy appropriatioa for ransoming two white boys 
from - . - . 

Campbell, John, pension to - - - 

Campbell, Mary, act for relief of - 
Canal boats, certain, not Required to pay marine hospital 

tax' . . . . . 60 1 61 

persons narigating not to have benefit of marine 

hospital fund - - - - 60 1 61 

owners of, not required to pay fees for registering, 

&c., of - - - . 60 1 61 

not subject to be libelled in United States courts 
for waees of persons - - - 

Canney, Asenath, act for relief of - 
Capitol, gtoup of statues at, appropriation for - 

and grounds, contingencies of, appropriation for 175 
Capital offence, indictments for, in United States district 
courts, to be remitted to United States circuit 
Cape Florida light-house, appropriation for - 
^Captors of Algerine, balance of appropriation, to be dis- 
tributed among ... 
Carr, John, act for relief of • - - 
Carriage makers for ordnance department, enlistment of 
authorized - - • - 
Carxillo, Jose, act for relief of - 
Caswell, fort, appropriation for - 
Catching;, Harriet I^., act for relief of 
Cavallo, in Texas, to be a port of delivery - 

surveyor to be appointed - - - 

his salary and fees ... 

Census of the Pottowautomies of the Missouri river, to 

be taken - - - 

Champlain outlet, fortifications at, appropriation for 
Cbafges de Affaires to Texas, Austria, Peru, Venezuela, 
Naples, Bolknd, New Grenada, Sweden, 
Portugal, Denmark, Belgium, Sardinia, Chili, 
and iSienos Ayres, appropriations for outfits of 
appropriation (or salaries of 
late, to Peru and Veneeuela, appropriation for 

outfits of ., - - . 14 1 12 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Branch mint at, 

appropriation for - - - 1T6 1 . 161 

Charlestown, Massachusetts, naval niagazine at, appro- . 

. priation for - - - 176 1 164 

navy yard at, civil establishment, &c., at, 
appropriation for - - - 176 f^61-463 

g harts for Navy, appropriation for - - 176 1 #61 

hasseaud, John, consul, act for relief of • - 81 1 ^1 

Chelsea, naval ho^jial at, appropriation for - - 176 1 1d4 

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Cherokee commissioners, two (o be appointed, and appro- 
priation for . 
. Indians, appropriation for 
; delegation of, appropriation for 
. western, reappropiriation to, for stock lost 
treaty with — Appendix - - ^ - 

.Chests for public money, appropriation for - - 

Chicago, collection district of, established 
its boundaries . 

collector to be appointed for - - 

his, salary, &c. - - 

port of entry in, to be Chicago 
Chickasaivs, appropriation for . 

indeconification of, for certain land sales in Mis- 
^ssippi, appropriation for 
Chief Justice of the U. S., appropriation for - 
Chief Naval constructor, appropriation for 
Crhina, commissioner to, appropriation for pay of salary 
Cbina, treaty with — Appendix 
Chinese legation, appropriatiori for commissioner^ sec- 
retary and interpreter - - - 175 I 158 
.Chinese ports for American vessels, five established — 

Appendix, Chinese treaty J article III ' - 208 

Chinese tapff on American goods, amount of — 

Appendix, Chinese Treaty - • , - 218 

When and how to be paid — 

Appendix, Chinese Treaty, article XIII - 218 

tChippewas of Mississippi and Lake Superior, appropria- 
tion for 
of Saganaw, appropriation for - 
Chippewas, Meno'monies, Winnebagoes. and New York 

Indians, appropriation for 
xChippewas, O^towas, and Pottowautomies 
Choctaw claimants, appropriation for payment of interest 
on. awards to 
claims, certain authorized to be adjudicated by 
joint resolution — Res. No. 17. ' - 
Indians, apprdpriation for 
Christian Indians,' appropriations for 
Circuit Court of the ITiiited States for North Carolina, 

times of holdin^jC^ianged - - 38 1 M 

. proceedings pending in, how offecfed by 

the change" - - - 38 1 54 

. for the Southern district of New York, 

' time of holding November term of, 

changed - - - -98 1 iW 

A proceedings in, how affected by, said change . 98 1 l^ 

j^ July term of, abolished ' ' - - 98 1 IW 



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for northern district of New York, part of 

act July 7, 1838, concerning, repealed 98 
stated term of,to be held annually at Albany ' 98 
»of the United States, indictments pending 
in, may be remitted by district attorney 
to the district conrts - - 98 

effect of such remfssion - - 98 

indictments for capital offences in' district 
"" courts shall be remitted to - - 98 3' 

indictments in district courts involving dif- 
' ficult law questions may be remitted to 98 3 
empowered to carry into effect the decrees 

of consuls, &c. in certain cases - 1Q6 1 

appropriation for the expenses of :■ '175 1 

Circuit and District Courts for the District of Texas, of- 
ficers of— (See Textis and 
Courts in Te^as,) - 1 2 

of the United States for the 
District of Ohio, times of 
holding the July terns of, 
' changed - - 26 1 

proceedings in, how to be dis- 
" posed of - - 26 1 

time of hdlding the December 

term of, changed - 76 1 

proceedings in, how affected 
by the change 76 1 ' 

Civil and Diplomatic expenses, appropriation for - 175 1 

Claims allowed by Congress, payment of, to whom to be . 

made - - 66 1 

powers of a(tomey for col- 
lecting, requisite formali- 
ties in their execution 66 1 
Claims, suspended pre-emption, adjudication of, by the 
rommissioner of General Land Office, author- 
ized— (/Sisc Prc-cwp/io» Lan«£C/aim5 J - 78' 1 '79 
Clerks of State Departfnent, appropriation for - 176 ; 1 . l45 
of Treasury Department, appropriation for - 4^75 1 143-146 
of War Dfepartment, appropriation for - 175 1 147*-148 
of Navy Department, appropriation for - 176 1 149-lBO 
of Post Office Department, appropriation for - 176 1 160 
inofficesofPostmasters, appropriation for - 31 1 28 
of collectors, naval officers, surveyors and apprais- 
ers to be sworn - - - 74 9 70 
of the United States District Court in Wisconsin 

to be appointed - • - 89 4 90 

his compensation and duties - - 89 4 ^ 90 

of the United States District Court in Texas to ^ 

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'Clerks — continued — 

bis compensation and fees - - .13 4 

allowed to depositories of the public revenue - 90 13 96 

certain, may be continued in office by heads of 

Departments - - - - lf6 3 • 159 

s of House of Representatives, allowed fees for cer- 
tifying extracts from journal of ^he house • 107 2 119 
allowed Attorney General in setdement of Peru- 
vian claims - - - - 
his compensation 
Goal, for U. S. steamers, appropriation for purchase of - 
Coast Survey, appropriation for • 
Cobb, Surranus, act for relief of - . 
Cocchuroa, Mississippi, certain sales at legalized 
- Coffee^ imported from the Netherlands, the growth of its 

colonies, &c. admitted duty free - . 75 1 77 

imported from Netherlands between certain dates, 
duties collected on, to be refunded - . 75 2 Tl 

Coins and money of account, values of certain foreign, 

determined 23 I 21 

doUar^speciCf of Sweden and Norway at 106 cents 

each . . . - . 23 1 21 

dollar^ spedey of Denmark at 105 cents - 23 1 21 

duco/ of Naples at 80 cents . - - 23 1 21 

florin of Sod them. Germany at 40 cents - 23 1 21 

florin of Austrian eaipire and city of Augsburg at 

48 50-100 cents. - . - - 23 1 21 

Jranc of France and Belgium at 18 cents 6 mills 23 1 21 

lira of Lombardo, Yenitian kingdom and Tuscany 

at 16 cents . - - . 23 1 21 

/{ra of Sardinia at 18 cents 6 mills - - 23 1 21 

ownce of Sicily at $2.40 . - - 23 1 21 

pound of the British provinces. Nova Scotia, New 

Brunswick, Newfoundland and Canada at $4 23 1 21 

thaler of Prussia and northern States of Ger- 
many at 69 cents - - - 23» 1 21 
Cole, Bob., Choctaw chief, appropriation for life annuity to 34 1 33 
Coleman & Hale, appropriation for balance due to - 31 1 28 
Collection di8t4ct of Chicago established - - 56 1 , 59 

boundaries of - ^ 56 1 69 

port of entry in, to be Chi- 
cago - - 66 1 69 
collector for, to be appoints 

ed - . 56 1 69 

his compensation - 56 1 69 

Collection district of Texas established - - 2 1 * 

* port of entry in, to be Gal- 

^ veston city - - 2 1 4 

collector for, to be appointed 2 2 4 

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Collection district of Texas— continued — 

^rts of delivery in, to be Ca- 

vallo, Corpus Christi, La 

Yaco, Matagorda, Sabina, 

* and Yelasco - 

surveyors for, to beappwited 
their salaries and 
fees - 
Collection of public revenue to be made in cash 
Collection of public revenue, in what currency to be made 

{See Public Revenue^ coUeciion of.) 
Collector for the district of Chicago to be appointed 

hie compensation • 
Collector for port of entry in Texas to be appointed 

bis salary and fees - 
Collectors to eauae dutiable value of imports to be ascer- 
tained by appraisement, in certain cases - 
when to impose additional duty - 
deputies and clerks of, to be sworn 
their duties in regard to reception, safekeeping, 
and sale of goods, &c., in public warehouses 
their compensation regulated 

{See Collectors arid officers of customs.) 
Collectors and officers of customs — - 

Their comnensatioii to be pro rata for time of ser- 
vice, and not to exceed maximum pro rata - 7 1 6 
Their accounts for salary, compensation, and 

emolument, when to be rendered «. - 7 2 6 

To pay additional duties, under act of 1842, into 

the Treasury - - - - 7 3 6 

Collectors and receivers of public money to pay over the 

same, when and to whom - - 90 9 - 94 

Columbia river, navigation of, how regulated — ^Appen- 
dix, Oregon treaty. Art. II - - 
Columbus, Mississippi, certain land sales at, legalized « 
Commissary department, of the army, additional officers 
of, to be appointed - . - 
Conimissioner to China, appropriation for 
appropriation for 
Commissioner of the General l^and Office — 

Appropriation for - - - 175 1 146 

Authorized to adjudicate suspended preemption 

land claims - - . - 78 I 79 

{See preemption land claims,) 
Authorized to offer certain public lands for sale - 78 5 80 

Coipmissioner of Pensions, appropriation for -175 1 148 

office of, continued - 4 1 S 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, appropriation for - 175 1 |148 

Commissioner of Public Buildings, appropriation for - 175 1 151 

Cofjpiissioner to Sandwich Islands, appropriation for « 175 1 t58 

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Gommissionere to examine Cherokee claims, appropria- 
tion for . . - - 34 1 49 

Commissioners to the Ohoctaws, appropriation for the 

contingent expenses of - - ' - 34 1 47 ' 

Commissioners to ascertain losses sustained by the Sen- 
ecas, appoiatment of by Sectetary of War, au- 
thorized . - - - 34 4 50 

Commissioners to be appointed to take the vote of Alex- 
andria on retrocession - - - 35 4 ol 

Commissioners appointed by the Supreme Cot^rt of the 
United States, to have power to carry into effect 
decrees of consuls in certain cases - -105 1 U^ 

Common schools, certain lands in Arkansas may be ap- 
plied to suppoit of - " - 68 1 6* 

Company of sappers, miners, ar^d pontoniers organized 21 1 Id 

appropriation for - - - 81 6 20 

{See sappets^ miners^ and pontmnen,) 

Comptrollers of the Treasury, appropriations for -176 1 145 

contingencies of offices of 175 1 W^ 

Conaut, Ebenezer, act for relief of - -165 1 136 

Confirmation of certain settlemeot claims in Louisiana 91 1 Vfi 

r 14 1 13 

Congress, appropriations for pay and mileage of - < 176 1 144 

^ 65 1 65 

contingant expenses of both Houses of - 175 I 144 

library of - . - - - 176 1 144 

officers of both Houses of .- - -175 1 144 

Congressional burying ground, and road leading to, ap- 
propriation for repairs of - - - 176 1 155 

Congressional Glebe, appropriation for the purchase of 

copies of- . - -14ll^ 

Consul at London, appropriation for salary of - 176 1 1^ 

Consulates at Constantinople, Smyrna, and Alexandria, 

appropriation for expenses of - . 175 1 W 

Consuls of the United States allowed to reside in Cbina-^ 

Appendix, treaty witli China, Art. Ill - 298 

Consuls, decrees of, how carried into effect - • 105 1 H*^ 

* Contested elections, a book, appropriation for purchase 

of copies of - - - - 14 I H 

Copper region, in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa, ap. 

propriation for survey of - - 175 I 15' 

Corpus Christi, to be a port of delivery, in Texas - 2 1 j 

surveyor to be appointed for - .23 j 

surveyor, his salary and fees - - 2 3 ^ 

Cosby &• Skipwitb, reports qf, concerning certain settle- 
ment claims, second proviso, act Hay 8, 1^2, 
not to apply to • - - 91 1 I''" 

Co|^rts of Che United Stales — 

District and circuit, for the district of Ohio, time 
^f holding the July term of, ehanged . 26 1 ^ 

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Proceedings pending in, how lo be disposed of. - 

Time of holding December term of, changed 

Proc^ings pending, in, how affected by i^bange 

Courts, U. S. Circuit, for North Ca^o1mfi^ time of holding 

proceedings in, how affected by the change 

'District, established in Wisconsin — (See 

Wiseonrin.) - - - 89 4 89 

Pistrict, Circuit and Supreme, appropriaiiou 

for expenses of - - - :14 1 12 

for jusofs, prisQijier^iwi^iesses, prosecutions 

in . - - - 14 1 12 

another approprialion for - - 175 1 163^ 

District and Circuit established in. Texas — 

C&« Teafos.) - - ^12 2 

Qircuit, for the Southern district of New f 

York,time of holding NpvembcMr termof, 
changed - 
proceedings in, how affected by the change 
July term of, abolisheci 
Circuit, for the Northern district of New 
York, part of act July 7, 1838, conffern* 
^ing, repealed - - - 

stated session of, to be hplden at Albany - 
Circuit and District, may remit pending in- 
dictmehts from one to another in certain 
cases .... 
effect of such remission 
Court house and jail in Alexandiia, how disposed of - 
Creek country, appropriation for marking boundaries of . 34 
* Indians, appropriations for - - - 

' treaty with — Appendix 

Criminal cases in which the United States are interested, 
how attendance of witnesses in, may be com- 
pelled- - - . - 
Crosby, Orris^ pension gianted to - 
Crowell, John, act for filial seUlement^of accounts of . 
Comberlj&nd sound, Georgia, appropriaiioa for fortifica- 
tion at enurance to - - . 94 1 103 
Custom house and post office in Alexandria county not 

transferred to Yiiginia - . 35 2 51 

Customs, officers o('^(See collectors and. officers of Oush 
toms.) 

D. 

Dablonega, U. S. Branch mint at, appropriation for - 175 1 152 

Daiiphin Island, Mobile bay, appropriation for fort at - 94 1 f 103 

Dtjj^dson, James, act for relief of . - • 54 1 59 

Day^ Witliam, appropriation for payment of - - - 34 1 "^48 

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light at . 
appropriation for maintaining light at 
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Delegation of Gherokees to Washingtot), appropriation 
for ... - 

of Wild Indians to Washington, appropriation 
for expenses of . 

Denton, John B., joint resolution for relief of, No. 21 - 
Depositaries of public revenue — (S^ Public Revenue^ 

depositaries qf.) 
Deposites of public revenue, places of— (See Public Se- 
venteen places o/deposite of,) 
Deputies of collectors, naval officers, and surveyors to be 
^ sworn 

of surveyors general, oath prescribed for 
penalties against, for false swearing 
Dc Russey, Lewis, resolution for relief of. No. 23 
Des Moines river, land granted to Iowa for improve 
metttof . 
declared a public highway 
Detroit, fortifications at, appropriation for 
Disbursement of public revenue— ("iSfee Public Revenue^ 

disbursement of.) 
Disbursing officers of public revenue — See Public Reve- 
nue^ disbursing officers of) 
Discriminating tonnage duties, certain, collected on 
Spanish vessels, to be refunded 
not to be collected on Spanish vessels ex. 
cept from Qnba or Porto Rico 
Distriot Attorney to be appointed for Texas - 
bis salary and fees - 

te be appointed for Wisconsin 
his salary and fees 
District Attorneys, eppropriation for 

having moneys to pay to the U. S. to 

whom they shall make payment . 

may cause indictments to be rerrtitted 

from the District to the Circuit 

courts, and vice versa - 

District court for the middle district of Alabama, appeals 

and writs of error from, to what court to be 

taken . - - - 

cases already removed from, to what court to be 

taken 
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% to be also a criminal court . ^ 

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District courts of the United States — 

Appropriations for expenses of - 7 l'"5 

Empowered to carry into effect the awards, &c., 

of consuls ^and vice consuls, d&c, in certain 

cases - . - ; 105 1 117 

Attorneys of, may rennit indictoicnta to tlie circuit 

courts, in certain ca^es • - - 98 2 - 109 

Indictment/or capital offences in, shall be remitted 

to circuit courts 
Indictments in, involving difficult law questions, 

may be reiQitted to circuit courts - 
District and circuit courts — 

For the district of Ohio, time of holding July term 

of, changed - - 

Proceedings in, how affected by the change 
December term of, time of holding changed 
Proceedings in, how affected by the- change 
District of Columbizi^ — 

Appropriation for the support of 

Alexandria county in, xetroceded to the State of 

Virginia . -. . - , 
Clerical error in act May 8, 1846, concerning, 

corrected by joint resolution No, 5 - 
Courts in, appropriation for expenses of 
Judges of circuit cpuri in, appropriation for 
Judges of, repeal of law requiring one to reside 

in Alexandria . . 

Orphans' court in, jurisdiction of, extended 
Penitentiary in, appropriation for the - 
Paupers, iosane, in^ appropriatidns for 

Documentary History of the United States, appropriatiob 

for purchase of copies of - 
Dollar, specie, of Sweden, Norwuy, and Denmark, value 

fixed 

(See CoinSy ^c.) 

Doyle,, Gillis, appropriation for ransom of - . • 34 1 49 

Drafts on depositaries of public revenue — {See PMicRev* 

enucy disbursement of,) 
Dragoman to Turkish legation, appropriatiou for • 175 1 168 

Droit d'aubaine, treaty for abolition of, with Grand Duchy 

of Hesse Ciassel— Appendix . . 191 

Droit d'aubaine, treaty for abolition of, with Bavaria — 

Appendix . . • « 244 

Drawback on foreign merchandise allowed - * 102 1 115 

on foreign salt used in curing exported fish - 74 5 69 

Drawings and plaUs, appropriation for publishing * . 175 1 . 156 

Drunken Dick shoal, dyke at, appropriation for «• 20 1 1&« 



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Ducatof Naples, value of, fixed . . * 2^ 1 21 

(See Ooins^ ^c.) 
Duwal, George, a Cherokee Indian, act for relief of i«p- 

resentatives of - ' . - 36 1 24 

clerical error in act June 6, 1846, Tor 

relief of, colrected— Resolution No. 8 181 

Duaaeau, Joseph, pension granted' to - . 116 1 123 

Duties, collected under act of 1842, contrary to ngree- 
ment between the United States and Great 
Britain, appropriation for refunding - 14 1 13 

excees of, refunded to certain persons j j'!! J j*^ 

Duties, Chinese, on American goods,. <fcr., amount of 

Appendix - '. . 218 

when and how to be paid— Appemdii, 
Art. XIII - - , 211 

Dalles on imports — 

To be paid in cash - - . - 83 1 84 

To be collected in gold and silver and Treasiiry 
- : notes • . . . - 96 1 98 

To be ad valorem - - ■ 74 1 ' 6S 

Amofant of schedules clftssifyiBg * . ■ -74 I 68 

Articles not enumerated' in tbe fifeheduies tot<ay 

20 per centum ad valorem - - 74 3 ' 69 

What articles admitted duty free . - 74 2 69 

Artides imported after July 30, 184fl, in p\jblic 

stores on 2d Decetaber, 1 846, what duty to pay 74 6 69 

Apprtiis6ment of dutiable values, when and how 

to be made • . . - ^ ; * 74 8 70 

Additionaf duties, when and to what amount to 
i belaid • - - . . 74 8 ' 70 

. , Articles liable -to payment of duly, DDi to be im- 
ported in United States ships - . 74 10 TO 
On importatioind'from Belgitmr^Appendix, treaty 
J wife Belgiuni, Art, 7 - . .199 
On impoilaticftift fit)m fheTwb 'Sicilies— Appen- 
dir^ treaty with the Two Sicilies, ArL 1 . 229 

E. 

Eel Rivers, Miamies, appropriation for . - 34 1 37 

Ellioc; Richatd, aci granting petoSlon to - . Ill 1 ' 122 

Elliot, William, act for the relief of • .91 8 

EmS^zlement of public mouej—See Public Revenue/ 
embezzlemtntof,) 

Er^ftecr corps of the navy, approp;-iatioa for . 176 1 160 

Eng^ftfeer-in-ftiidf, approprifition for . - 175 1 149 
ED»totmentfor Ordnance department, of artificer, <fcc., 

authorized • . . - 28 11 26 

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Enlisiraent in the rank and file of tbe army, increase of, 

authorized . - - . 17 1 16 

Enochsj Samuel D.,acl for relief o/. • :' • 158 1 136 

Error, clerical, in act May*8, 18*46,^ concgwing.tho Dig- 
trict of Golumbra, corfected- by lo^t resolution 
• Na 6 - • . . , , 180 

in ace, Jane 6, 1846, for relief of George DuTal, 

corrected by resolution, l>Io. & - * - 181 

Error, writsiof, and. appeals from United States district 

courts of TexaSy whernlo lie - - 1 2 3 

from 'the disuict court of the middle district of 

Alabama, when to lie - - * 104 1 116 

Erwin, James, iet for relief of- . - . - 186 1 176 

EsMblishmeDt of . *' SmithsonuwT Institution''^ iSfee 

S*niihsonian Insiittaion.) n 

Etting, Henry, act for ralirf of - - . - 184 I 175 

Evictence, JDurMl of Congress, how to. be adduced in 107 1 118 

acts of CoQgraM^ Little ^&> Browb's edition of 
' la^c^ of- the United States, to be competent 
in United dtnte»Bnd State doUrts . 100 2 114 

Executive oi the United States, appropriation for the. 

President and Yice-Prsfirdent - • 175 1 14& 

Executors in the Districl of Golumbici— 

JurisdicUlto of the Orphan's con rtr over . .83 7 

Security eif, when farther, may be required' * 8' 3 8 

Effecl offtiftr^fo give i . . • ... 8 3 8 

Proce^ against^, for fatliird tDHnire . .83 8 

Time! altewed^ to show eause against giving - 8 3 '8 

Exploring expedition^ apprdpriaiion for publkaiion of the 

wbrksof . - - • 175 1 156 

rasoiotion-concerning distribution-^f works-oC, 
•No- 10 - . • . - 182r 

P. 

FaDbhf), Abrahan^ B.-, act for relief ©f . . 69 I 66 

Feaman, Jacob, act for relief of representatives of - 79 1 80 

Fdcjny, embezzfertient of public revenue deflared tobe 90 16 ^ 97 

certain offences on the high seas by officsisof 

vessels, and muViners, declaredto be ' . 98 5 . 110 

Ficklin, John, act for relief of - - . - -tSS 1 68 
Field and sta^ of separate batflUion of voIiinteeiB, undpr 

act 6f IVlay 13, 1846, composition of - 28 3 25 
Fisbj pickled, exportation of, hqunty on,-substituted <?y 

drawback on-foreign salt; ftsed in -curing - 74 5 - 69 

Fldaling lights, uppropriaiion for - - - 175 1 167 

Florida, appropriation forsiirveys of private claims in . 175 I . 157 

Flonda archives, nppropriaiinn ;fofi keepers of * 175 T 153 

Flok^ida Indians,' appropriation for . . . 34 I J 36 

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Florins, certain foreign, value of fixed • 

{See' coins, \f'c,) 
Foreign Governments, certain, 'to receive a copy of Little 
& Brown's ediiidn \ft laws 'of the United 
States - - ' - 

Foreign intercourse, appropriation foe 
Foreign missions, conJingenL. oKpeoses of, appropriation 

■ ' for 
Fortifications, appropriations for - n 

armament of, appropriation for 
at battery Bienvenue, appropriation for 
and Sea- wail at Bedlow's island 
at Buffalo, appropriation for - 
at Champlain outlet, appropriation for 
conlipgencies of - « 

at entrance to Cumberland sound, Geoigia 

appropriation for * 
at Dauphin island, Mobile bay, apptopria- 

tfbn-. for 
Drunken Dick aheel, dyke at, appropria 

tion for • 

at Florida reef, appropriation - 
at Governor's island, Qoston harbor, ap- 
propriation for 
Penobscot narrows, appropriation for 
Sellers' point flats, appropriation for 
Staten Island, appropriation for paichase of 
Fort Adams, appropriation for 

Barrancas, appropriation for - . • 

Caswell, appropriation for - - 

Hamilton, appiopriation for - - 

Jackson, in Georgia, appropriation for • 
Jackson, in Mississippi, appropriation for 
Livingston, appropriation for - 
^ Madison, appropriation for 

McClary, appropriation for • - 
Monroe, appropriation for - 
. Morgan, appropriation for * - 
Moultrie, appropriation for 
Niagara, appropriation for • - * 

Ontario, appropriation for 
Pickens,' approprijition for - • -* 

Pike, appropriation for 
Preble, appropriation for 
Pulaski, appropriation for * - ' • - 

JScammel, appropriation for - 
Schuyler, appropriation for - 
Seyem, Annapolis, Maryland, appiopriation for 
Sl Philip, appropriation for • 
Sumtefi appropriation for 



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Fort Tompkins, purchase of, appropriation for ' 
Trumbull, appropriation lor - 
Warren, appropriation for - -' - 

Washington, appropriation for - 
Wood, in Louisiana, appropriadon for - 
Wood, in New York, appropriation for - 
Fort Wayne land district in Indiana, certain lands at- 
tached to - - - 
Fox river, grant of lands for improvement of - • 

to be a public highway for United States Go- 
vernment - - - - 
Franc, of France and Belgium, value of fixed 

(See Coins. Sf'c) 
Frogge, Arthur R., act for relief oi - 
Fuchow, to be a port of entry in China — Appendix, 

article III - 
Fulton, Robert, act for relief of the heirs of - 

G. 

Galveston city, to be the only port of entry in Texas 

collector of customs at, to be appointed - 
his salary and fees 
Gardner, P., appropHation for 
Gee, James, act for relief of - 

General officers of militia, the President is authorized to 

call into service - 
Generals, one Major, to be appointed 

two Brigadier, to be appointed 

Major and Brigadier, in the volunteer service, 

to be appointed 
assistant Adjutant, four to be appointed 
General staff of the army, appointments in, how regulated 
Goods, wares and merchandize, imported — 

duties on classified - - . 74 1 €8 

not enumerated in act June 30, 1846) what duty to 
^ pay- - - . * 74 3 69 

not measured, weighed, d&c. in the invoice, at 

whose expense to be measured, &c. . 74 4 69 

imported after July 30, 1846, in public stores on 

2d December, 1846, what duty to pay on entry 74 6 69 

imported from certain places, how long to remain 

in public stores . - . 74 7 69 

invoice price of, when it may be raised \ • 74 8 69 

dutiable value of, when to be ascertained by ap. 

praisement . . • - 74 8 70 

additional duties when and to what amount, to be 

laid on — {See duties on imports.) - ^ • 74 8 70 

deposited in public warehouses, regulations con* 
cerning — (See warehouses.J - • 84 1 83 



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loodwin, Aquilla, act for the relief of 
forman, Peier, resolution for the relief of — No. 7. 
lo&port, Va., navy hospital near, appropriation for 
naval mac^azine at, appropriation for 
navy yard at, appropriation for civil estab- 
lishment of, 
improvements, repairs, &c. of - 
lov^mors of Territories, appropriation fot* 
rovernor's Island, fortifications on, appropriation for . 
frand Juries of U. S. District Courts, within what juris, 
diction to take cognizance of offences 
in U. S. Circuit and District Courts, when 
to be, summoned - 
Iray, Dr. John, act for the relief of the heirs of 

Leah, act for relief of 
rreat Britain and the United Slates, certain duties levied 
under act of 1S42, contrary to agreement 
between, refunded - . 14 1 13^ 

and the United States, treaty between, con. 
cerning the division of Oregon teitilory — 
Appendix 241 

rreathouse, Daniel, act for relief of legal regresentatives of 186 2 176 

ireen, B. E., appropriation for payment to - - 175 1 169- 

ireenoughy Horatio, appropriation for the purchase of 

statues from - - . 175 1 154 

ireensburg land district in Louisiana, certain settlement 

claims in, confirmed - • 91 1 lOO 

ruardians in the District of Columbia — 

ad interim, when and by whom to be appointed 
ap)x>intment of, how to be made .- 
electiop of,by infants, how and when to be made 
power of the Orphans' Court over, and process 
against, .... 
flecurity given by,when further maybe required 
failure to give, effect of - 
time allowed, to show cause against giving - 
sureties of, how they may relieve themselves 
lUmp, William, act for the relief of 
lunpowder, appropriation for purchase of 
iwinnup, Margaret, act for relief of 

H. 

lale & Coleman, appropriation for balance due to 

lalstead, Haines &, Co., certain duties refunded to 

lardy, Edward, certain duties refunded to • 

larper's Ferry, armory at, appropriation for repairs of,&c. 

larris, Benjamin, act for the relief of • 

lays, Shelden B., Joint resolution for relief of— No 22. 

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Hodges, Thomas Harris,administrator of John H. Hodges, 

money to be paid to 
Holland, John E., act for the relief of 
Horback, Abrr^ham, act for relief of 
Hospital supplies for volunteers, appropriation for 

for regular- army, appropriation for 
Houma claim, AUorney General directed by resolutiori to 
report on evidences of title to. No. 9 . 
House of Representatives — 

books for, appropriation for the purchase of 

compensation and mileage of, appropriation \ 
for . . - ) 

contingent expenses of, appropriation for < 

Humphreys, Curtis, joint resolution for relief of, No. "41 
Hunting, Amos, act for the relief of - . 

I. 

Illegal importations, application to, of act April 2, 1844, 

concerning .... 

Illinois, State of, reserved mineral lands in, to be sold . 

(See Reserved Mineral Lands.) 
Importations, drawback on certain foreign, allowed 

duties on-^(See Duties on Importations.) 
illegal, application to, of act April 2, 1844, 
concerning ... 

Indiana, public lands in, attached to certain land districts 
Indianapolis land district in Indiana, lands attached to . 
Indian agents and sub-agents, appropriation for 
interpreters, appropriation for 
investments in State stocks, appropriation for pay. 
in or interest on - - . 

treaties, appropriation for fulfilling 
Indians, appropriations for - - . 

Cherokees, " Treaty Party" and Western Cher. 

okees, treaty with. Appendix 
Creeks, treaty with, Appendix 
Kansas, treaty with, Appendix 
medals for, appropriation for 
Pottowautomies, Chippewas,and Qttawas, treaty 

wilh^ — Appendix 
presents for, appropriation for 
Wild, of the Prairie, appropriation for mission to 
delegation of, to Washington, appropriation fv;r 
Indictments, in United States circuit and district courts, 
may be remitted from the one court to 
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ndictments — continued — 

in United States district courts, for capital 
offences, shall be remitted to the circuit 
courts - - - . 98 3 109 

in United States circuit courts, involving 
difficult law questions, may be remitted 
to district courts *- - - 98 3 109 

afant orphans, in the District of Columbia, at what age 

they may elect a guardian 
agalls, Daniel, act for relief of - 
asane paupers in the District of Columbia, appropria- f 
ations for - - - - (^ 

Qspector general, repeal of the act abolishing the office 
of one - - - - 

tistalments ,Mexican, fourth and fiAh, appropriation for 
paying - - 

_ conditions of the payment of 

Qstalments, Peruvian, how to be disposed of 
nlerpreter for Chinese legation, appropriation for 

for Turkish legation - 
aterpreters for consuls, appropriation for - 
for Indians, appropriation for 

nvalid pensions, appropriations for - -< 

Qvalid pensions, n&val, appropriation for 

avoice price of imports, when it may be increased, and 

what charges added to • 
owa land district established 

register and receiver of, to be appointed 
their powers, duties, and compensation 
Ale of public lands in, authorized 
school reservations in 
site of office of - 
owa Indians, appropriation for - 
E>wa, State of, boundaries of, defined 

controversy between, and Missouri refer- 
red to Supreme Court of the United 
States 
entitled to two representatives in Congress 
repeal of parts of act of March 3, 1845, 
concerning ... 
wa Territory, additional land district established in - 
government in, appropriation for 

![rant of public lands to, for improvements 103 
and granted, how to be disposed of 
at what price to be sold 
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Jackson, Fort, in Louisiana, appropriation for 
Jacobs, Justin, act for relief of - 
Jail in Alexandria county, how disposed of - 
Jenkins & Langtry, act for the relief of 
Joint resolutions — (See Resolutions,) 
Jones, John, act for relief of - 

Jones, Thomas Ap Catesby, actLfor relief of - 
Jordan, Samuel, act for relief of - 
Journals of Congress, how to be made evidence 

fees for certifying copies of ex- 
tracts from 
Journey, James, act for relief of - 
Judge of the United States district court in Texas, to be 
appointed .... 
his salary . - - - 

of United States district court in Wisconsin, to be 
appointed ^ - . - 

his salary - . > - 

Judges of the District of Columbia, appropriation for - 
repeal of law requiring one to reside in Alexandria 
of district courts, additional salaries of, appro- ( 
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in Terriiories, appropriation for 
Judiciary of the United States, appropriation for ' 

Jurors, in United States courts, appropriations for 

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Kansas Indians, appropriation for - - 34 1 36 
appropriation for fulfilling treaty of July 

14,1846, with - - 65 1 65 

treaty July 14, 1846, with— Appendix - 267 

Keith, John, act for relief of - - - 80 1 81 

Kelly, Griffin, act for relief of -. - - 115 1 123 

Kelly, Thomas, act for relief of representatives of - 123 1 126 

Kelly, sr., Patrick, act for relief of - - 142 1 132 

Kemball, Joseph, act for relief of •^ • - 40 1 55 

Kendall, Arnos, act for relief of - - • "^ 70 1 • 67 

Kickapoos, Indians, appropriation for - - 34 1 36 

Kidd, Richard, act for relief of - - - 185 1 175 

Kidd, Benjamin, act for relief of - - - 185 1 176 
Kittery, Maine, navy yard at, appropriation for civil es- 

• lablishment of - - - 176 1 
works, materials, ^c, at, appropriation 

for - - - - 176 1 
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Laing, Lewis, act for relief of - - - 124 1 1^ 

Land claims in Greeusburg land district, Louisiana, con- 
firmed - - - - 91 1 100 
Land claims suspended, pre-emption, adjudication of - 78 1 *9 

{See Pre-emption land claims.) 
Land sales, certain, in Mississippi legalized - - 37 1 54 

Ijands, public, repeal of second proviso of act April 5, 

1832, concerning entry on - - 15 1 l** 

Land warrants, Virginia military, time for locating ex- 
tended - - - - 67 1 65 
Lang, William B., act for the relief of - - 117 1 1® 
Iiangiry & Jenkins, act for the relief of - - 162 1 1^8 
La Vaca a port of delivery in Texas - -21 ^ 
surveyor for, to be appointed - - 2 '3 1 
his salary and fees - - 2 3 ^ 
Law library of Congress, appropriation for books for - 178 1 1^^ 
Laws of the United States, Little & Brown's edition of, 

how to be distributed - 100 1 11^ 
to be competent evidence of, 

in courts - - 100 2 ^^^ 

how to be published - 101 2 ll*! 

Leavenworth, Seth M., joint resolution for the relief of, J 

No. 19 - - . - i^ 

Lee, Ricliard Hargreave, act for relief of - - 147 1 ^^ 

Legislative Assemblies of Territories, appropriation for - 176 1 ^^^ 
Lewiston, port of, privileges of drawback extended to — 

Proclamation - - - ' 2S0 

Librarian and assistants of Congress library, appropria- 

tion for - - . *^ - 175 1 Ui 

Library of Congress, appropriation for - - 175 1 1^^ 

Library of Smithsonian Institution — {See Smithsonian^ 

library o/) 
Lieutenants, additional second, allowed volunteer compa- 
nies - - - - 28 4 2 
Lighthouse establishment, appropriation for - - 175 1 ^^ 
Line of the army, appointments in, how regulated - 28 7 ^ 
Lira, value of fixed — {See Coins ^ ^c) - - 23 1 ^ 
Lithographing for the Senate, appropriation for - 14 1 ^ 
Little & Brown's edition of laws of the United States, 

how to be distributed - - 100 1 ^ 

made competent evide^ice of public 

acts, &c. in courts - - 100 2 H 

Little, Jonathan, assignee, certain duties refunded to -174 I 1^ 

Livingston, fort, appropriation for - - ' ' - 20 1 ^ 

Loan of money, the President authorized to borrow 

money - - - - 64 2 ^ 

stock of the United Slates, to be issued ^(g|^^ Q- . 64 2 ^ 

amount of, limited - - ^ ^ . 64 2 \ 



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when redeemable . . - 

not to be disposed of below par 
negoiiation of, no commission allowed for 
Loans, appropriation for expenses of • • 

Louisiana, 'state artillery of, appropriation for repair of 
sale of certain lands to, authorized — Reso. 

No. 15 . 
volunteers, appropriation for two companies of 
Low, James, act for the relief of - • 

M. 

Madison, fort, appropriation for - 

Magazine for Washington Arserml, appropriation for 

Magazines at Charlesiown, appropriation for 

at Brooklyn, Gosport and Washington, appro- 
priations for 
Magnetic Telegraph, appropriation for 

sale of authorized v - - 

Hail contractors in Texas, to be compensated 

service in Texas now existing, to be continued 

steamers between United States and Bremen, ap- 
propriation for - - 
Maines, James, act for relief of • 
Major Generals, appointment of one autliorized 

number of, when oi* how to be reduced 
of volunteers, appointmeat of, authorized, 
when to be discharged 
Managers of Smithsonian Institution, (See Smithsonian 

Institution^ Managers of.) 
Manice, Gold & Co., duties refunded to 

Manice, Phelps &.Co., duties refunded to - - 174 1 

Maps, (fcc. of N. E. boundary, appropriation for - 176 1 

for the Navy, appropriation for - - 176 1 

Marine Corps, appropriation for - - - 176 1 

Mariners on the high seas, commission of certain offen- 
ces by, declared felony - - - 98 6 
Marshal for the district of Texas to be appointed - 1 3 
his salary and fees - - - 1 3 
Marshals, in Stale and Territories, appropriation for pay of 175 1 
Marshals, to whom to make pa3Pment3 of public money dO 15 
for the district of Wisconsin to be appointed 89 5 
Martinicus Rock tight-houee, appropriation for - 175 1 
Masterton, Pal rick, act for relief of - - 11-^ 1 
Matagorda, port of delivery in. Texas - -21 
surveyor of, to be appointed - - 2 3 
his salary and fees - - - 2 3 

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McAllister, John, act for relief of - 
McCauley, Wil liam, gact for relief of - - 

McClary, Fort, appropriation for - 
McCloud, John G., act for relief of - 
McCullocb, Adam, act for the relief of - 

McKenzie, Charles M., act for relief of - - 
Medals for Indians, appropriation for 
Medical and hospital supplies for Tolnnteen, appropria- 
tion for ■ - 
for regular army 
department of the army, appointment of addi- 
tional officers of, authorized - ' - 
Memphis, navy yard at, apppropriation for the civil 
establishment of - 
expenditures for, limited, 
Menard, Pierre, act far the relief of the legal representa 

tivesof 
Menomonie river, islands in, apportionment of, between 

* Michigan and Wisconsin ' - 
Menomonie Indians, appropriation for 

expense of treaty with, appropriation for - 
Merril, Ely, act for relief of - 

Methodist missionary society, appropriation for 
Mexican inden;nities, appropriation for paying instalments 
of - - . 

condition of payment 
Mexico and the United States, war between, act provr- 
ding for the prosecution of - 

appropriation for the purposes of 
act declaring war to exist between - 
proclamation of war against — proclamations 
Miaftnie Indians, appropriation for - 
reappropriation for • 

Eel rivers, appropriation for 
Midiigan, jurisdiction of, over islands in Brule and Me- 
nomonie rivers defined 
Midiigan and Wisconsin, appropriation for survey of 
boundary line between 

Mileage and compensation of members of Congress and \ 
delegates, appropriation for - ' i 

Military Academy, appropriations for 

board of visiters for, to be appointed 
how to be selected 
compensation of - 

teachers at, certain, to be professors 
Military secretary, appointment of, authorized 
Military survey, appropriation for - 
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Mililia, General officers of, may be called into service 2S 2 25 

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organization of - - - y 28 2 2& 

mounted, allowance for use of horses - 16 9 16 

time required to serve - - - 16 2 14 

pay of - . - - 16 9 Ifr 

requisitions for, by Generals Gaines and Tay- C Jt res. No. 12, 183 

lor, appropriation for refunding expenses of (^ Jt res. No. 20, 188 

Milsted, John, act for relief of - - - 140 1 131 

Mineral lands, reserved, sale of authorized - - 36 1 63 

{See reserved mineral lands,) 

Mineral land service, appropriation for - - 95 1 105 

Ministers, foreign, appropriation for - - 175 1 168- ' 

Minister to Great Britain, outfit of, appropriation for - 175 1 158 

Mint of the United States and branches, appropriation for - 175 1 161 
Missionary society of the Methodist Episcopal church, 

appropriation for - - - 65 1 65 
Missions^ foreign, appropriation for contingent expenses 

of - - . - 14 I 12 

Mississippi, certain land sales in, legalized - - 37 1 . 54 
Missouri and Iowa, controversy between, concerning 

boundary, referred to Supreme cpurt - 82 2 82 
Mix^s patent manger stopper, the right of using, pur- 
chased - . - . 169 1 139 
Monro«, Fort, appropriation for - - - 20 1 18 
Morgan, Fort, appropriation for - - - 20 1 18 
Moss, William, act for relief of - - - 125 1 126 
Monltrift, Fort, appropriation for - - - 20 1 18 
Mounted Riflemen — See regiment of ^nounted riflemen. 

N. . 

Nashville fencibles, volunteers, appropriation for payment 

of. Joint Resolution, No. 20 - 
Naval establishment, how and when to be reduced 
Naval hospitals, at Brooklyn, Chelsea, Gosport, and Pen- 

sacola 
Naval service, appropriation for ' - 
%Naval supplies, proposals for, how to be made 
Navy, completion of vessels, authorized - , 

Navy Department, appropriation for 
Navy pensions, appropriation for - - 

Navy poibt, appropriation for the purchase of - 
Navy Yard at Memphis, appropriation for civil establish- 
ment of - - - 
expenditure of appropriation for limited 
Navy Yards — (S^e names of places where established.) 
Netherlands, coffee imported from, to be duty free - 75 1 77 
coffee imported from, appropriation for re- 
funding duties collected on • - 75 2 78 







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Newnansville, land office at, appropriation for - 175 1 

New Orleans, United Stales branch mint at, appropria- 
tion for - .\ . . . 175 1 
'New York, circuit court for the southern district of, time 

of holding the November term of, changed 98 1 
proceedings in, how affected by the change 98 1 
July term of, abolished - - 98 1 

circuit court for the northern district of, re- 
peal of part of act July 7, 1838, concern- 
ing - ' - ' . 98 8 
proceedings in, how affected by the change 98 9 
staled session of, to be held at Albany - 98 8 
district court for ibe northern district of, 

term of, to be held in Auburn - 98 10 

district court at Buffalo, time of holding - 

changed - . . 98 10 

Niagara, Fort, appropriation for - - - 20 J 

Ningpo, to be a port of entry in China — Appendix, 

treaty with China, article III 
North Carolina, United Slates circuit courts in, time .of 

holding the terms of, changed - 38 1 

proceedings iu^ how affected by the 

change - - - 38 1 

Northeastern boundary, appropriation for - - 175 ^1 

O. 

Officers^ captains, and mariners of vessels, commission of 
certain offences by, on the high seas, declared 
felony . - - . - 9S 5 

•Officers of customs — See Officers and Collectors of Cus- 

ionis,) 
Officers of the nairy, appropriation for pay of - - 176 1 

not to import dutiable articles in 

United States ships - - 74 10 

Officers of the regular army, appropriations for pay, f 
(kc, of - - - - C 

Officers of volunteers, appropriations for pay, &c., of - 
Ohio, United Stales circuit and district courts in — 
Time of holding July term of, changed 
Proceedings, how affected by the change 
Time of holding December term of, changed 
Proceedings, how affected by the change 
Ohio, Seneca county in, certain school trustees of, al- 
lowed to relinquish lands and obtain others - l72 1 
Wyandott county in, school trustees of, allowed to 

select land for public schools - - 173 1 

Ohio volunteers, appropriation for payment of— Joint Res- 
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Oneida Indians, appropriation for the chiefs of the Chris- 
tian and Orchard parties of 
Ontario, Bank of, New York, disposition of funds held 

by, in trust for the Senecas 
Ontario, Fort, appropriation for - 
Ordnance, arms, &c., for army, appropriation for 
Ordnance Department, enlistment of artificers, &c., for, 

authorized 
Ordnance and ordnance stores for the navy, appropria- 
tion for - - • - 
Oregon Territory, joint resolution concerning, No. 4 

military stations on the route to, ap- 
propriation for - - 22 6 21 
treaty between United States and Great 
Britain settling the boundaries of — 
Appendix . , . - 241 
Orphans' Court in the District of Columbia — 

act for enlargement of the jurisdiction of 
act supplementary to 
may appoint guardians for infants 
may appoint guardians ad interim 
may require security from guardians and 
fathers of infants 

may require further security of guardians- 
may remove guardians in certain coses 

process of ^ against guardians 

may relieve sureties of guardians on pe- 
tition - - - - 

proceedings on such petition - 

may require further security of executors 

and administrators - - 8 3 7 

may remove execulors and administrators 
from office in certain cases, and appoint 
administrators de bonis non - 8 3 8 

process of, against executors and admin- 
istrators ^ - - - 8 3 8 

powers of, to be exercised ex oflBicio, on 

application of one interested -'84 8 

orphans, infant, in the District of Colum- 
bia, when they may elect guardians - 97 I 108 

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Orphans and Widows, pensions to, appropriation for -? 14 1 12 

lyn 1 167 

Osage Indians, appropriation for - - - 34 1 39 

Osborn, John, excees of duties refunded to - y475 1 154 

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Ottowa Indians, appropriation for - - 34 1 

Ottowas and Chippewas Indians, appropriation for - 34 1 

Ounce of Sicily, value of fixed — (See coins, <kc.) - 23 1 
•Outfits of charges dee affaires, appropriation for — (See 

charges des affaires) - - - 14 1 

Outfit ot Minister to Great Britain - - 175 1 



Parker, Josiah, act for relief of . . 130 1 1 

Parnell, Wiley B., act for relief of . . . 1 19 1 1 
Passed midshipmen performing masters' duty, what pay 

allowed . . . . 176 1 H 
Patent to George Mayfield, for certain land . . 24 1 ^ 
Patent of James Bogardus renewed and extended . 5 1 
Patent Office, appropriation for . . . 175 1 H 
Patentees, to whom they may make payment for patents 90 15 1 
Patton, Captain John, act for relief of . . 132 1 li 
Paupers, insane, in the District of Columbia, appro- ^ 14 1 I 
priations for . . . . ^ 175 1 ^ 
Pawnee Indians, appropriation for . 34 1 • 4i 
Pay department of the army, appointment of three ad- 
ditional paymasters authorized . . 29 I 21 
Paymasters, appointment of three additional, authorized 29 1 ^ 
their duties and compensation . . 29 2 21 
Payments to and by the United States — {See Duties on 

Imports and Public Revenue.) 
Pea Patch Island, title to, to be adjusted by the Presi- 
dent . . . . 94 2 l(j 
Penitentiary, District of Columbia, appropriation for . 175 1 15S 
clerical error concerning, corrected by joint reso- 
lution, No. 6 . . . . ISJ 
Penobscot narrows, fortifications at, appropriation for . 20 I ^' 
Pensacola, naval hospital at, appropriation for .176 1 ^^ 
navy yard at, appropriation lor civil estab- 
lishment of . . . 176 1 ^*^ 
navy yard at, for improvement and repairs of 176 1 ^^ 
Pensions, Commissioner of, his office continued . 4 1' ^ 

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invalid, under various acts, appropriation for ] 14 ^ 12 

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Ausman, Abraham 
Ayot, Alexis 
Babbit, Elijah C. 
Baldridge, Isabella 
Ballard, Ebenezer 
Belts, Elizabeth . 
Brown, Sampson 
Campbell, John . 
Campbell, Mary . 
Cobb, Surranus . 
Conant, Ebenezer 
Crosby, Orris 
Davidson, James f 
Dusseau, Joseph . 
Elliott, Richard . 
Ficklin, John 
Frogge, Arthur R. 
Goodwin, Aquilla 
Gray, Leah 
Gump, William . 
Gwinnup, Margaret 
Hunting, Amos - 
Ingalls, Daniel . 

Jacobs, Justin 

Jorden, Samuel . 
Keith, John 

Kelly, Griffin . 

Kelly, sr., Patrick 

Laing, Lewis 

Low, James 

Mains, James 

Masterson, Patrick 

Mattison, Lois 

McCauley, William 

Parker, Josiah 

Patton, Captain John 

Phelps, Mary 

Phillips, Nathaniel 

Pool, William . 

PraU, Daniel 
' Rhea, Joseph M. 

Rife, Peter 

Segar, Mary 

"Ward, Harriet 

Warren, Daniel H. 

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Peruvian claims, how lo be adjudica(ed . . 108 1 

how 10 be paid, when awarded . . 108 5 

certificates or awaids of, lo be issued . 108 5 

Peruvian insiaiments, when received, how to be disposed 

of . . . . 108 7 

Phelps, Mary, act for relief of . . . 167 1 

Philadelphia, United States mint at. appropriation for . 175 1 
Philadelphia, navy yard at, appropriation for civil eslab. 

lishment of . . . 176, 

for works, materials, &c. . . 176 

Phillips, Nathaniel, act for relief of . .72 

Piankeshaws, Indians, appropriation for . .34 

Pickens, fort, appropriatiort for . . . 20 

Pickled fish, exportation of, bounty on, substituted by 

drawback on foreign salt used in curing 75 5 
Pierce, Thomas, appropriation for ransoming from Ca. 

manches . . . *34 1 

Pierrie, John G., act for relief of . . 49 1 

Pike, fort, appropriation for . ' . . 20 1 

Pike, Mrs. L. M., act for relief of . . * . 71 1 

Plans and drawings, for improvement of harbors, appro- 

prialion for . . . . 175 1 

Polk county, Iowa, authorities of, authorized to enter 

certain lands . . . 171 1 

Pontotoc Rovers, volunteers, appropriation for — Res. No. 

20 . 
Pool, William, act for relief of . 
Port of delivery in Texas, constituted 
surveyors to be appointed for 
salaries and fees of . . . 

Ports of entry, in Chicago district, established 
collector of, to be appointed 
bis salary and fees 
Ports of entry in China — (•S«e treaty trith ChineL.) — Ap- 
pendix .... 
Port of entry in Texas, established 

collector of, to be appointed for . ■ . 

his salary and fees . . 

Postage in Texas, rates of . . . 

Postmaster General, appropriation for 
Poslmasteis, appropriation for compensation of - 
Postmasters in Texas, their duties and liabilities 
Post Office in Alexandria, not transfened to Virginia . 
Post Office building, appreciation for' superintendent of 
Post Office Department, appropriation for 
Post Office Department, service of, appropriation for 
Post routes in Texas, certain, established 

act of February 6, 1 846, establishing certain, 
repealed . . • . • . 25 4 

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Pottowautomie nation, treaty with — Appendix 
Poltowautomies, appropriation for . 

of Huron, appropriation for . 
of Indiana, appropriation for. 
of Missouri river, appropriation for ex 

penses of, treaty with 
of the Prairie, appropriation for 
of the Wabash, appropriation for 
Pound, of British North American Provinces, value of 
fixed . , 

(See Coins y ^c.) 
Power of attorney, for collecting claims allowed by Con 
gress, requisite formahties in the execution of 
Powlis, Bapti^te, appropriation for . 
Pratt, Daniel, act for relief of 
Preble, fort .... 
Pre-emption, right of, to Miami^lands, granted 
how to be obtained . 
minimum price of said lands 
affidavit to entitle to . . 

Pre-emption land claims, suspended, how to be adjudi 

cated 
Presents to Indians, appropriation for 
^resident of the of the United States, appropriation for 

salary of . 

President's House and grounds, appropriation for contin 

gent expenses of . 

Printing of Congress, resolution regulating and establish 
ing compensation for — Res. No. 14 . 
joint resolution directing the manner of procur 
ing for Congress — Joint res. No. 16 
Printing and lithography ordered by the Senate 
Prisoners of the United States, appropriation for safe 

keeping pf . . 

Proclamation, allowing port of Lewiston, in New Yort, 

privileges of drawback 
Proclamation, of war against Mexico 
Promotion in Quarter Master's Department, how regu 

lated 
Proposals for navjil supplies, how to be made 
Prosecution by the United States, appropriadon for the ex- C 
penses of . . . \ 

Publication of the laws of the United States, how to be 

made 
Public land, surveys of, appropriation for . 
Public lands, repeal of 2nd proviso, act April 5, 1832, 

concerning entries on . . 15 1 

in Indiana attached to certain land dis- 
tricts . . . . 99 1 
in Miami cession, right of pre-emption 

granted to . . , 77 1 



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Chap. Sec. Page. 
Public lands granted to Iowa for improvement of Des 

Moines River . . 108 1 116 

conditions of said grant . . 103 2,3,4 115,1 16 

granted to Wisconsin for certain improve- 
ments . . . . 170 1 14o 
surrender of certain, to the Slate of Ten- 
nessee . . . . 92 1 102 
Public Revenue — Collection of-^ 

to be made in cash . . 84 ' 1 83 

in what currency to be made . 90 18 98 

amount of, when and how to be pub- 
lished . . . 80 18 98 
officers of government and patentees, to 

whom to make payments . 90 15 96 

Depositaries of — 
who shall be considered such . 90 6 93 

four assistant treasurers to be appoint- 
ed and their location — bonds re- 
quired of, &c. . . 90 6 93 
salaries of assistant treasurers and trea- 
surers of Philadelphia Mint and New 
Orleans Branch Mint . . 90 22 94 
duties of, with regard to safe keeping of 

the revenue . . . 90 6 93 

required to give bond and security . 90 7-8 93-94 
to keep separate account of Post Office 

revenue . . .90 10 95 

to make entries of sums received, paid, 

or transferred . . . 90 16 96 

when drawn on by Treasurer, how to 

make returns . . . 90 10 95 

books of, how to be examined - 90 il-12 96 

clerks allowed to . . 90 13 96 

Disbursement of — 
in what currency to be made . 90 19 98 

Government drafts on depositaries, 

when to be presented . . 90 12 90 

moneys in public treasury to be sub- 
ject to draft of the treasurer . 90 1 92 
Disbursing officers of— 

exchange of government funds by, re- 
gulation concerning .' . 90 20 98 
how to make payments in certain cases 90 20 99 
Embezzlement of — 

what shall be aeemed embezzlement of 

public funds . . . W; 16 96-97 

declared felony . . . 90 16 97 

evidence of, what shall be taken as pri- 
ma facie . • . * . 90 16 9t 
evidence on trial for, to show balance 

against officer, what sufficient • 90 16 97 



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Public Revenue— continued — 

Places of Deposites of-^ 

treasury of the United States constitu-. 
ted and declared 
in Philadelphia and New Orleans 
in New York and Boston . 
in Charleston and St. Louis 
Transfers pf-^ 
by the Secretary of the Tteasury, ^ 
how to be made .» ( 

by the Postmaster General,of Post Office 

funds, authorized 
treasurers of U. S. authorized to draw 
on depositories. 
PuUic stores, articles in, how long to remain in 
Pulaski,' foit, appropriation for . 
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duarter Master's Departmeat, appropriaticKQ tot regu* 
lar supplies of . . ■ ■ 

for incidental expenses of . 
• for Louisiana and Texas Tolimteen . 
Quarter Master's Department promotion in, to rank of ma- 
jor, how to be made ' . ■ . . ' . 
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Receiver of Iowa Land district to be appointed 

his compensation . 

Recc^izance, when to be required, of witnesses 
Recruiting of army, appropriation for . . 

Refunding duties collected contrary to agrMntent between 
United States and Great . Britain^ appro- 
priation for, . .' 
of duties on certain coffee 
of discriminating tonnage duties on Spanish 
Tessele .... 
of excess of duty to certain persons 
of excess of duty, general provision for 
R^nti of Smithsonian Institote— ^fiSee Stnithaonian 

Institute.) 
R^ment of Mounted Riflemen, appropriation for mount- 
ing,' d&c . . . . 
for recruiting, clothing, forage, d&c 
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Chap. Sec. Page. 
R^ment of Mounted Riflemen — continued — 

pay, &c. of . . . . . 22 2 2fr 

extra pay to, appropriation for . . 22 4 20 

wounds und disabilities, widows and children 

of, provision for . . . 22 3 20 

Register of Debates, appropriation for purchase of . 14 1 11 

Register of Iowa Lcvnd district to be appointed . 109 1 121 

his compensation . . . 109 2 121 

of the Treasury, appropriation for salary of . 175 1 146 

contingencies. of office o£, appropriation for .176 1 147 

Repeal of act requiring one of the judges of the District 

of Colwnbia to reside in A.Iexandria . . 10 1 9 

Reporter of Supreme Court, appropriaiioQ for .176 1 153 
Reserved mineral lands in Illinois, Arkansas, Iowa, and 

vWi^consin, sale of authorized . . 36 1 53 

subdivision of for sale, bow Co be made . 36 3 63 

minimum price of . . * . 36 3 . 53 

when subject to pre-emption . ' . 36 2 ^53 

when to be sold as other lands . . 36 3 53 
ResolutiODS and Joint Resolutions . ^^ . . 178-190 
Retrocession of Alexandria county to the State of Yir- 

' gma,'-^( Sie Alexandria county. J . ; 36 1 61 
Revenue, {iubfic, duties laid for — (See Duties on Im- 
ports,) . ... . 74 1 68 
cuttei^;appiopriaLion for building or purchastng of 1 76 1 154 
Rhea, Jose{>h M. act for rcdief of . . ,. 60 1 58 
Rife, Peter, act for relief of • . . 120 1 ISSt 
RSlfemen, Ifoutited — (See Regiment of Mounted Bifie- 

: '. men.) ' L' 

Roberts, Edmund, act for relief of representatives of , . 79 1 80 

Ruddle, John, act for relief of representatives of . 163 1 138 

Ruasel, Solomon, act for relief of . . . 143 1 132 

S. . 

Sllhine, io Texas, to be a port of delivery • * 2 1 4 

surveyor of, to be appointed * .23 i 

his salary and fe^ . . • S 3 4 
S4ckett's Hilrbok-,'Navy Yard at, appropriation for improve- 

; ^ ments and repaiis of • • 176 1 164 

Sacs and Foxes of Missiaslppi, appjoopriation for . 34 1 43 

. 1 : of Missouri, appropriation for ' • 34 1 43 
Sales of public land, when to be made by Oomniisaio&eF 

^ ^ . of fieneral Land Office . 78 6 80 

Saltpetre and brimstone, ap^lro^riaiion fo^ purchase of . 94 1". 106'. 

Sandwich Islands, appropriation for a commissioner to . 176 1 168 

Santie and Yancton Sioux Indians, appropriation for • 3S I ^ 
Sallpers, Minerd, and Pontoniers, company of, to be .erga- 

' nis»d. . . . w 21 I 19 

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Cbiip. See. P»g0. 
Sappen, Hiners, and Poatoaiers — continued — 

how to be officered . . ' . 

' duties at Military Academy, &c. . 
material for use of ^ . 
appropriation for pay, &c. ice. of 
Scammel, fort, appropriation for . 
School trustees of Tymoctee township, Ohio, to' select 
lands for schools 
in Seneca county ,.Ohio, to relinquish cer- 
tain lands and select others 
Scbuyler, fort, appropriation for . 

Seamen, Americm], in foreign countries, appropriation for 176 
Seamen, sick and disabled, appropriation for . 
Secretary, military, appointment (k^ authorized 
Secretary of State, appropriation for 

of the Treasttry, appropriation for » 

appropriation for certaia ex- 
penses in office of 
of WaTi appropriation for . . 
of the Navy, appropriation for 

authorized to contract for Anoeri- 
can water-rotted hemp 
of tUo Senate, fees allowed to, for certifyioig 
ej^tractsof the Journal of Senate 
Secretary of Ciiiijese legation, appropriation for*' ' 
Secretaries of legations, appropriations for 
Secretaries of Territories, appropriation for . 
Segar, Mary, act for relief of • • . . 

Seminoles, appropriation for . . . 

Seoate, appropriation for printing and lithograpkiiig or- 
dered by' . . 

appropriations for pay and mileage of mem- S 
bers of . . . j 

for c&m^ and clerks .... 

for contingencies of . .4 

Seneca Indi^n^, fooney held by Ontario Qank in trwt ■ 

' for, how to be disposed of . 34 1 *^ 4S 

money wrongly witbl^eM fropi,tobea»* 

certained by a codpimiasipner . 34 4 .fid 

of New York, stock of^ to be capceUed 
and placed to credit of 
Senecas and Shawnees, appropriations for . • 
Seoeca county, Ohio, certain school trustees it), to relin^T 

quish certain lands and select others 
Settlement claims in Louisiana, certain, confirmed 
Severn, fort, appropriation for 
Shangai to be a port of entry in ChinaT-Appea^ix 
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Sibbald, Charles P., resolution declaratory of act of Au- 
gust 23, 1842, concemiog — ^Resolution No. 26 

Sicilies, the Two, treaty of commerce and navigation 
with — Appendix 

Signer of patents, appropriation for 

Sioux, of Mississippi, Santie and Yancton, appropriation 
for . . . 

Six Nations, of New York, appropriation for . 

Slave trade, appropriation for suppression of . 

Smith, Nathan, Charles K., and others, CLct for relief of . 

Smithsonian Institution — 
Appropriations for 

Appropriations for, expenditure of, directed \ 

Board of Regents — 

to be appointed for . . ' 

resolution appointing members of— Reso- 
lution No. 23 
compensation of 
Chancellor of— 

by whom to be elected 
Secretary of— 

' by whom to be elected 

his duties . 



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his compensation 
Buildings o/" — 

appropriation for erecting 
site oi 

description 6f 
^'' Establishment'' of— 

constituted • 
Librarian of— / 

and assistants, their, duties and 
tion ... 
Library of-^ 

appropriation for ' . 
entitled to certain books 
Managers of— 

to direct expenditure of funds 
'Smith, Thurger, & Co., duties refunded to 
Solicitor of the Treasury, appropriation for salary, clerks, 
&c. .... 

Solleis's Point flats, appropriadon for batteries on 
Soltan, Alexander, excess of auties refunded to 
Sjpanish vessels, discriminating tonnage duties collected 
,on, to be refunded 
no discriminating tonnc^e duties shall 
be collected on, except from Cuba and 
Porto Rico 

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Spencer, George D., act for relief of . . 43 .1 

Springfield Armory, appropriation for repairs of, purchase 

of land for ~ . . . 95 1 

Staff, General, of the army — (See General Staff of 

Army,) 
Stafford, Nathaniel, act for relief of 
State Department, appropriation for 
Staten Island, New York, appropriation for purchase of 

defensive works on . 
States furnishing militia, &c. on requisition, joint resolu 

tion for refunding. money to, No. 12 
Statue stocks, Indian investments in, appropriation for iu 

terest on . . 

Statue of Washington, appropriation for 
Statues, group ef, for the Capitol, appropriation for pur- 
chase of . . . . 
St. Augustine, land office at, appropriation for 
Steamers, mail, between United States and Bremen, ap 
priation for . 
for public service, when to be built by con 
tract 
Stevenson, Sninuel, act for relief of 
Stockbridge Indians, repeal of act March 3, 1843, concer- 
ning 
enrolment of those desiring to become 
citizens of the United States, how 
to be made . 
division of the township of, how to 

be made . . .85 

appropriation (o^,. . . 85 

Storm, Thomas H. appropriation for representatives of . 85 
St. Philip, fort, appropriation for . . .20 

,St. Regis Indiaiis appropriation for American party of . 34 
. St Vrain, Felix, act for relief of snrities of . . ' 79 

Styles, William H., Charge d'Affaires to Austria, appro- 
priation for salary of . . . 14 1 
Sub-agent of Indian affairs at Green Bay, his duties in' 
regard to Stockbridge Indians 
for Indiansi, appropriation for 
Subtreasury system — f /Sfec Public Revenue. ) 

Suits of the United States, appropriation for expenses of -< 

Sumter, fort, appropriation for . 

Supreme Court of United States, appropriation for ex- C 

penses of . • (^ 

to decide between Missouri »nd Iowa re- 

, specting boundaries . . 82 2 

Sureties of guardians in the District of Columbia mpy be 

relieved on petition ' . _ . .97 

Surgical department of navy, appropriation for . 176 



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Surveyors General, clerks, &c. appropiiation for . 175 1 

deputies of, oath to be administer- 
ed to . * . . 106 2 
in Wisconsin and lovira, and of Ar- 
kansas, compensation of regulated 106 1 
Surveyors for ports of delivery in Texas to be ap- 

their salaries and fees . < . .23 

pointed . . . .23 

Surveys, military, appropriation for ■ . . 95 1 

of public lands, appropriation for . . 175 1 

resolution relative to errors in cerlain surveys, 
plats, &c.— No 24. . . . 

Su-quah-natch-ab and other Choctaw Indians, joint reso- > 
lution authorizing the adjudication of claims of — 
No. 17 . . - . 



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Tancred, schooner, act for relief of owners and crew 
of .... . 

TariflFof July 30, 1846 . . 

{See Duties on Imports.) 
Taylor, General, his officers and men, joint resolution 

presenting thanks of Congress to. No. 11 
Teachers at Military Academy to be professors 
Tel^raph, magnetic, appropriation for 

Ieas9 or sale of, authorized 
TmneBsee, surrender of pnblic lands to 
cortditions of the surrender 
Territories, appropriation for government of . 
Texas admitted into the Union — Joint Resolution No. 1 
section 1 . 

entitled to two Representatives — Joint Resolation 

No. 1, section 2 . 

laws of the United l^tates extended over 
mail contractors in, to be compensated 
mail service in, to be continued 
postage in, rates of 

postmasters in, duties and liabilities of 
poet routes in, established . 
' judicial district of, established 
United Stales district court of, its powers and ju 

risdiction 
United States district court of, appeals and writs 

of error from, how to be taken 
United States district CQurt of, judge to be ap 

pointed for, his stdary 
United Stales district court of, derk of conrt to 
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Chap. See. Pi^. 
Texas, United States. district court pf^ district attorney- to 

be appointed for, his salary and fees . .13 3-4 

United States district court of, niarshal to be ap- 
pointed for, his salary and fees . .13 3-4 
collection district of^ port of eotry in, established 2 1 4 
collection district of, collectorof, to be appointed, 

his salary and fees . • .22 4 

. . collection district of, ports of delivery in, estab- ^ 

lished '. . . .21 4 

collection district^ of, survey ora to he appointed 
for, their salaries and fees . .23 4, 

Texas volunteers, appropiiation for payment of four com- 
panies of . , . • 
Thomas, Gregory, for relief of . , . 
Tompkins, fort, appropriation (or purchase of 
Tonnage duties — {See Discriminaiing Tonnage Du- 
ties.) 
Tonnage duties, extra, on ship Herald to be refunded . 128 1 12T 
Transfers of public money — {See Public Revenue^ 

Transfers of.) , . 
Transportation of officers' baggage, troops, sup- 
plies, &c. appropriations for 



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his powers and duties with regard to the pub- 
lic revenue — {See Public Revenue) 

Treasurers, assistant — {See assistant Treasurers and Pub- 
lie Revenue) — 
of Mint at Philadelphia and Branch Mint at 
New Orleans to be assistant treasurers 
of United States 
compen^tion to, as such , . 

Treasury of the United States constituted and declared 
department, appropriation for 
secretary of, appropriation for 
Treasury notes, may be issued . . - • 

limit as to amount 
interest on, what . 
not to be disposed of below par 
purloined, appropriation for paying cer- 
tain . . * . 64 5 64 
general provision, for payment of, 
and evidence to be adduced — . 1.80 1. 173 
Treaty with Bavaria for abolition of droit d'aubaine and 

taxes on emigration — Appendix . . 244 

of commerce and navigation with Belgium — 

Appendix . . ... 196 



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Chap. 8«c. 
Treaty with the Cherokee Indians — ^Appendix . ; 

of peace, amity and commerce \rith China — Ap- 
pendix . . . 
with the Creeks and Seminoles — Appendix 
with the Grand Duchy of Hesse Cassel, for abo- 
lition of droit d'aubaine and taxes on emigra- 
'tion — ^Appendix . . 
with Great Britain, of limits westward of the 

Rocky mountains — Appendix 
wyh the Kansas Indians — ^Appendix 
with the Potttowautomie Nation-rAppendix 
with the two Sicilies, of commerce and Navigation 
— Appendix . . . ... 

Trull, George, certain duties refunded to . . . 17^ 1 

Trumbull, fori, appropriation for . . . 20 1 

Turner, Cyrus, act for relief of heirs and representa- 
tives of, ..... 169 I 

Tymochtee townshipj school trustees of, to select lands 

for schools . . . 173 1 



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Taults, for public money, appropriation for . 90 13 

Velasco, to be a port of delivery in Texas . . 2 

surveyor of, to be appointed, his salary . 3 

Tessels for public service, when to be built by con- 
tract . ... . 176 
Yice President of the United Slates, appropriation for . 175 
Tirginia military land warrants, extension of lime for lo- 
coating . . . « • . 
state of, retrocession of Alexandria county to . 
court-house and jail in Alexandria county to be 
transferred to . . . 
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allowances, pay, &c., of — 

officers of, additional second lieutenant allow- 
ed to each company . 

major and brigadier generals, appointment of 
authorized 

field, staff and general officers, how to be ap- 
portioned among the Slates 

organization of 



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Yolunteers, appropriation for payment of certain compa- % 

nics of— Joint Reso. No. 20. . . 188 

appropriation for repayment to States and in- 
aividuais of the expenses of furnishing, &^c, 
. —Reso. No. 12 . . , 18? 

W. 

Walker, Samuel D., act for the relief of . . 154 1 135 

War between- the United States and thfe Republic of Mex- 
ico, act declaring the existence of, and providing 
for the prosecutioa of . 
proclamation of . 
War Department, appropriation for 
Ward, Harriet, act for relief of . 
Warehouses, public, for the reception of goods, &c. — 
Act establishing . . 

Entry of goods, dec, in, how to be made 
In what manner to be secured 
Goods, &c., deposited in, how and at whose risk 

to be kept . . . • 84 1 '83 

Goods, &c., deposited in, withdrawal of, in what 

quantities allowed . • . 84 1 83 

Goods, (fcc, deposited in, withdrawal of, for re- 
exportation, how to be made . . 84 1 84 
Goods, &c., deposited in, withdrawal of, for trans- 
fer to another port of entry, how made . 84 2 85 
Goods, &c., deposited in, sale of, by collector, 

when aothorized and how to be made . 84 1 84 

Goods, &c., of a perishable nature, and explosive 
substances, deposited in, how to be disposed 
of . . . • . • .€4 1 86 

Forfeiture of goods frauduleptly concealed in, or * 

withdrawn from . . . .84 3 85 

Penalties for changing marks on goods, (fcc, de- 
posited in . . • . . 84 3 86 
Penalty for fraudulently opening .... 84 3 85 
Warren, Daniel H., act for relief of . . 141 1 131 
Warren, fort, appropriation for . '. . 20 1 17. 
Washington arsenal, appropriation for magazine at . 95 1 105 
Washington, fdrt, appropriation for . . 20 1 18 
Washington navy yard, appropriation for civil establish- 
ment of . . 176 1 162 
for improvement and repairs of . 176 1 163 
' ^ for magazine at . . 176 1 165 
Washington's statue,' appropriation for . . 175 1 166 
Water-rotted hemp, Secretary of Navy authorized to con- 
tract for .' . . • 11 1 '^ 
Watson, Joseph, act for relief of . '. • 52 1 68 
Wcas, Indians, appropriation for . . * . 34 1 46 



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Wentling, George, act lor relief of . . , . 19 1 17 

"Western Cherokees, reapproprialio'ii for stock lost - 34 1 48 

IVhite, Elijah, act to reimburse, - . . 182 I 174 

Whiteside, James A., act for relief of . .119 2 124 

r 13 I' 10 

Widows, pensions to, appropriation for < 14 1 12 

C 177 1 167 
evidence which will entitle widows to pen- 
sions . . . . 13 2 10 

Widows and orphan's, pensions to, appropriations for ] if ]" lo 

Widows and children of mounted riflemen, provision 

for .. . . . . 22 3 20 

Wild Indians of the Prairie, appropriation for a mission 

to . . . . . 34 1 49 

appropriation for delegation of - 65 1 64 
Williams, John K., act for relief of . - - 149 1 134 
Williamson, David F., act for relief of . . 12 1 9 
Winnebagoes, appropriation for . . 34 1 46 
Winnemac land district in Indiana, certain lands at- 
tached to . , . 99 1 112 
Winslow, Isaac and son, excess of duties refunded to . 175 1 ^-154 
Wisconsin and Michigan, appropriation for survey of 

boundary line between .175 4 160 

Wisconsin river, grant of lands for improvement of .170 1 140 

to be a public highway . . 170 1 140 
Wisconsin, State of— 

Its boundaries . - ', - . . 89 1 88 

Entiifed tQ two representatives . / . 89 6 90 
Jurisdiction of, over islands in Brule and Menom- 

onie rivers . . . . 89 2 89 

Judicial district of • . . 89 4 89 
United States district court to be established 

in . . .. . . 89 4 89 

^ Judge and clerk to be appointed for^ their 

compensation , . 89 4 89-90 
District attorney and marshal to be appointed 

for, their salaries and fees . . 89 5 90 
Grant of lands to, for impravements . 170 1 140 
Wisconsin territory, governor of, appointed commission- 
er for Stockbridge Indians • . 85 2 86 
Wisconsin Territory, people of, authorized to form a con- 
stitution and State government . 89 1 88 
reserved mineral lauds in, sale of, 
authorized . . . 3B 1 Si 
Witnesses, in criminal causes, may be compelled to enter 

into recognizance . . . 98 7 110 
power granted judges to enforce the attend- 
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Witnesses, when to be subpodned by tJaited Staieaia be- 
half of defeadaats • • « 98 U 12 
costs of witnesses sabpoBoed in behalf of de« 
fendants by United States, by whom to be 
paid . . . • 98 11 
in United States suits, appropriations for f 14 
payment of . , \ 175 
Wood, Port, New York, appropriation for . •20 
Wood, 'Fort, Louisiana, appropriation for • •SO 
Wonnds and disabilities of mounted riflemen, proYision 

for . . • , . ; 22 

Wyandotts, appropriation for . . .34 

Wyandott county, school trustees of Tymochtee town- 
ship, to select lands for schools . « , 173 
Wyman, James, act for relief of • • « 39 

Tancton and Santie Sioux, appropriation for « 34 1 43 



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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS 



PASSED AT 



THE SECOND SESSION 



TWENTY-NINTH CONGEESS 



UNITED STATES; 



WITH AN 



APPENDIX, 



CONTAINING 



ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE 
PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND 
ALL PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT PROMUL- 
GATED WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT 
AFFECT ANY LAW OR TREATY OF 
THE UNITED STATES. 



PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY. 



WASHINGTON: 
C. ALEXANDER, PRINTER, 



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ACTS OF THE TV/ENTY-NINTH CONGRESS, 1846. 



THE UNITED STATES, 



rASSED AT THE SECONP SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AKD HELD XT THB 
CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OK COI.UM^JIA, ON MONDAY, 
THE SEVENTH DAY OK DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAI^D |:iGHT HUNDRED 
AND f-ORTYSIX. 



James K. Pot.k, President. George M. Dallas, Vice Prfsidcnt. JoHW 
W. Davis, Speaker of ihe House of Ucp rose n tali ve«. 



CHAP. 1. — AN ACT for the a<lmis5ion of the State of Iowa info the Urtdiu 

Whereas the people of the Territory cf Iowa did, on the Preamble, 
eighteenth day of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and 
forty-six, by a convention of delegates <:a]led and assembled " 

for that purpose, form for themselves a constitution and State 
government — v»'hich constitution is republican in its character ^ 
and features — and said convention has asked admission of 
the said Territory into the Union as a State, on an equal foot- 
ing with the original States, in obedience to "An act for the 
admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union," 
^proved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-five, and 
"An act to define the bouTidaries of the State of Iowa, and 
to repeal so much of the act of the third of March, one thou- 
sand eight hundred and forty-five, as relates to the bounda- 
ries of Iowa," which said last act was approved August 
fourth, anno Domini eighteen hundred and forty-six; There- 
fore, 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 
of the United States of America in Congress assembled^ That The Sfate of 
the State of Iowa shall be one, and is hereby declared to be lown admttt<^ 
one, of the United States of America, and admitted into the "'^^^ ^^** ^'»^''; 
Union on an equal footing with the original States in all re- 
spects whatsoever. 

Sec. 2. And be it furtlier enacted^ That all the provisions The provisions 
of " An act supplemental to the act for the admission of the oftheactofMar. 
States of Iowa and Florida into the Union," approved March ^;|,^^^ %^in 
third, eighteen hundred and forty-five, be, and the same are in full foaca. 



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hereby, declared to continue and remain in full force as ap- 
plicable to the State of Iowa, as hereby admitted and re- 
ceived into the Union. 

JOHN W. DAVIS, 
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 
G. M. DALLAS, 
Vice President of the United States 
and President of the Senate. 
Approved, December 28, 1846. 

JAMES K. POLK. 



CHAP. 2.— AN ACT to encouiage enlistments in the regular araj. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House ofBeprc- 
seTUatives of the United States of America in Congress assem- 
Term of en-ife^, That, during the- continuance of the war with Mexico, 
liBtmeni pre- the term of enlistment of the men to be recruited for the regi- 
•^^***' ments of dragoons, artillery, infantry, and riflemen of the 

present military establishment, shall "be during the war," 
or five years, at the option of the recruit, unless sooner dis- 
charged. « 
Bounty to be al- Sec. 2. And he it further enacted ^ That there shall be al- 
lowed, lowed and paid to every able-bodied man who shall be duly 
enlisted to serve in the artillery or infantry for the term of five 
years, or during the war, a bounty of twelve dollars; but the 
payment of six dollars of the said bounty shall be deferred 
until the recruit shall have joined for duty the regiment in 
which he is to serve. 

Approved, January 12, 1847. 



CHAP. 3.— AN ACT declaring the assent of Congr<^8S to certain Statw to 
impose a tax upon all lands hereafter sold by the United States therein, 
from and after the day of such sale. 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Innate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assem- 
Certain States bledy That the assent of Congress is hereby given to the 
tttthorized to several States admitted into the Union prior to the twenty- 
iS^Undrhere^ fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
alter sold by the eight hundred and twenty, to impose a tax or taxes upon all 
£d!?u2iu ***" lands hereafter sold by the United States, in said States, from 
Proviso * ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^y ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ • P^<>^^^^i That the assent 
hereby given shall in nowise impair that provision of the 
compact with the said States which declares that all lands 
belonging to citizens of the United States residing without 
the said States shall never be taxed higher than lands belong- 
ing to persons residing therein. 
Approved, January 26, 1847, 



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XmAP. 4.—AN ACT for the relief of JulJa« Eldrod, Elifha Eldred. and 
Francis R, £ldred, for expenses and services in removing the copper rocJ( 
irom Lake Snperior. 

[Sec. 1.] JBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep^ 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledj That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, The Secrefa- 
authorized and directed to allow and settle, upon just ^"^ {^oHzed^lo ^ 
equitable terms, the account of Julius Eldred and sons for tie and allow 
their time, services, and expenses in purchasing and remov- **P<^" equitahj^ 
ing from the Ontonagon river of Lake Superior to Detroit ^ou^St foTrciS- 
tjje tnass of native copper, commonly called the copper rock, ving ihe copper 
taken from said Eldred and sons, in eighteen hundred and '°^^ 'f**™ ^^'^^ 
forty-three, by order of the Secretary of War, and removed "P*^"®*"* 
to the city of Washington ; and that the amount so allowed 
be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

Approved, January 26, 1847. 



CHAP. 5. — AN ACT authorizing the issue of Treasury notes, a loan, and 

. for other purposes. / 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep* 
resentatives of tlie Uiiited States of America in Congress as- 
sembledy That the President of the United States is hereby An issue of 
authorized to cause Treasurj- notes for such sum or sums as Treasury notes 
the exigencies of the Government may require, but not ex- 
ceeding in the whole amount of notes issued the sum of - 
twenty-three millionis of dollars, and of denomipations not 
less than fifty dollars for any one note, to be prepared, signed, 
and issued in the manner hereinafter provided. 

^ Sec. 2. And be it fartlier inacted^ That the said Treasury xo be redeem* 
notes authorized to be issued by the first section of this act able after on« 
shall be reimbursed and redeemed by the United States, ^^\l^l*^^^^^^^ 
the Treasury thereof, after the expiration of one year or two 
years from the dates of the said notes respectively ; from 
which said dates they shall bear such interest, until they 
shall be respectively redeemed, as shall be expressed upon 
the face of the said notes ; which rate.of interest upon each 
several issue of the said notes shall be fixed by the Secretary 
of the Treasury, by and witli the advice and approbation of 
the President ; but shall in no case exceed the rate of in- 
terest of six per centum per annum : Provided^ That, after Proviso, 
tlie maturity of any of the said notes, such interest shall cease 
at the expiration of sixty days' notice, to be given at any 
time by the Secretary of the Treasury, in one or more of the 
principal papers published at the seat of Government, of a 
readiness to redeem the same. The reimbursement herein 
provided for shall be made at the Treasury of the United 



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States to the holders of the said notes respectively, iipon 
presentment, and shall include the principal of each note, 
and the interest which may be due ihereon at the time of 
payment. For this reimbursement, at the time and times 
herein specified, (he faitli of tlie United States is hereby 
solemnly pledged. 
otll'^'^^Hairb^ Sec.'S. ^'Indbc it further enacted, That the said Trea- 
rrepareti and ^urj' notes shall be prepared under the direction of the Sec- 
accounted for. retary of the Treasury, and shall be signed, on behalf of the 
United States, by the Treasurer thereof, and countersigned 
by the Register of the Treasury- ; and that those olRcers re- 
spectively shall, as checks upon each other and to secure the 
public safety, keep separate, full, and accurg^e accounts of 
the number, date, denomination, and amount of all the notes 
signed and countersigned by them respectively ; which said 
account shall be entered in a book or books, to be provided 
for that purpose, and carefully preserved in the Treasury De- 
partment ; and also similar accounts, kept and preserved in 
the same manner, of all the said notes redeemed, as the same 
. shall be returned and cancelled ; and the Treasurer shall 
further account, quarterly, for all such notes delivered to him 
Treasurer and for sijrnature or issue by the RcGfister. The Treasurer and 
uegistcr au!iio- Register of the Treasury arc hereby authorized, by and with 
additionalTm- the Consent and approbation of the Secretary of the Trea- 
porary clerks, sury, to employ such additional temporary clerks as the duties 
Proviso. enjoined upon them by this act may render necessarj' : Pro- 
vided, Said number shall not exceed five, and with a salary 
of n6t more than at the rate of twelve hundred dollars to 
each per annum. 
A portion of Sec. 4. Jlnd be it further enacted, That the Secretary of 
betLueiUn^y^*^^ ^'^'^^^^*^y ^^ hereby authorized, with the approbation of 
ment of debts the President of the United States, to cause to be issued 
due by iheUni- such portion of the said Treasury notes as the President may 
^ley ^miy^be ^^'^^^ expedient in payment of debts due by the United States, 
borroMon their to such public Creditors, or other persons, as may choose to 
credit. receive such notes in payment, as afohesaid, at par. And 

the Secretary of the Treasurj' is further authorized, with the 
approbation of the President of the United States, to borrow 
from time to time such sums as the President may think ex- 
Proviso, pedient on the credit of such notes : Provided, however^ 
That no Treasury notes shall be pledged, hypothecated, sold, 
or disposed of in anywise, for any purpose whatever, direct- 
ly or indirectly, for any sum less than the amount of such 
notes, including the principal and interest thereon, when dis* 
posed of. 
How transfer- Sec. 5. And he it further enxicted. That the said Treasury 
«We. notes shall be transferable, by delivery and assignment en- 
dorsed thereon, by the person to whose order the same shall 
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Sec. 6. And he it further efiactedy That the said Trea- Tobereceiv- 
sifiy notes shall be received in payment of all duties and taxes ^J ,|" ^^"^ 
laid by the authority of the United States, of all public lands es*&c." due th« 
sold by the said authority, and of all debts to the United United Stales. 
States of any character whatsoever, which may be due and 
p^able at the time when said Treasury notes may be so 
<^red in payment ; and on every such payment credit shall 
be given for the amount of the principal and interest which, 
im the day of such payment, may be due on the note or 
nates thus given in payment. • 

Sec. 7. AAd be it fnrtlier enacted^ That every collector, How Collect- 
rfteiver of public moneys, or other officer or agent of the^'^^JP^^j!*^^^" 
United States, shall, on the receipt of any Treasury notei in neys shall re" 
payment for the Government, take from the holder thereof a peive such notes 
receipt on the back of each of said notes, stating distinctly }he^^™rSmeSt 
the date and the amount received, and shall keep, according and account for 
to such formj as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the**^® "^^^^ 
Treasury, entries of -^hom received, the number, date, and 
respective amounts of principal and interest of each and every 
Treasury note thus received ; and, on delivering the same to 
the Treasury, shall receive credit for the amount paid, as pre- 
scribed by the last section, provided no error shall appear. 

Sec. 8. And he it fartJier enacted^ That the Secretary of How and when 
the Treasury be and he is hereby authorized and directed to J"9|^ '^^^^ J "•• 
cduse to be reimbursed and paid the principal and interest of g^ and paid, 
the Treasury notes which may be issued by virtue of this 
act, at the several time and times when the same, according 
to the provisions of this act, should be thus reimbursed and 
paid. And the said Secretary is further authorized to make secretary of 
purchases of the said notes at par for the amount of the the Treasury 
principal and interest due at the time of purchase on such ™^^ notee^*'^*' 
nates. And so much of unappropriated money in the Trea- 
sury as may be necessary for that purpose is hereby appro- 
pdated for paying the principal and interest of said notes. 

Sec. 9. And he it further enacted^ That if any person Penalty for 
sKkll falsely make, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure forffinc; & 
to be falsely made, forged, or counterfeited, or willingly aid ^«"«'^*°S' 
or assist in falsely making, forging, or counterfeiting, any 
note in imitation of, or purporting to be, a Treasury note 
aforesaid; or shall falsely alter, or cause or procure to be 
felsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering, 
ccny Treasury note issued as aforesaid ; or shall pass, utter, 
or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish as true, any 
false, forged, or counterfeited note, purporting to be a Treasury 
note as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely forged or 
CMJunterfeited; or shall pass, utter, or publish as true, any 
falsely altered Treasury note issued as aforesaid, knowing the 
same to be falsely altered, every such person shall* be deemed 
and adjudged guilty of felony; and, being thereof convicted, 



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by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be impiiMfhed 
and kept at hard labor for a period not less than thiee jeaxs 
nor more than ten years, and to be fined in a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars/ 
Penalty for Sec. 10. And he it further enacted^ That, if any {jbrScm 
iwBking or en shall make or engrave, or cause or procure to be made oren- 
Suc'pitte^&c.] graved, or shall have in his custody or possession any metallic 
with intent to plate engraved after the similitude of any plate from which 
vse the same in any notes issued as aforesaid shall have been printed, wifli 
twSj^ng.^*"" intent to use such plate, or cause or suffer the same to he 
, . used, in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as 

aforesaid, or shall have in his custody or possession any bbink 
note or notes, engraved and printed after the similitude of 
any notes issued as aforesaid, with intent to us« such blanka^ 
or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or counter* 
feiting any of the notes issued a3 aforesaid, or shall have in 
his custody or possession any paper adapted to the making 
of notes, and similar to the paper upon which any such notes 
shall have been issued, with intent to use such paper, ^or 
cause or suffer the same to be used, in forging or counter^ 
feiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, every such per- 
son, being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be 
sentenced to be imprisoned, and kept to hard labor, for a term 
not less than three nor more than ten years, and fined in a 
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. « 

The Sec'y of Sec. 11. And he it further enacted^ That the Secretary rf 
tjJ«Trea8iiryau- the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to make and i»- 
k/iKae imSuc- ®^^> ^^^^ *^°^^ *^ time, such instructions, rules, and re^hb- 
tionn,rule9,Su:.,tions to the several collectors, receivers of public money, de* 
tocoIlectora.re-pQsitaries, and all others who may be authorized to receive 
money,**fifc!, in ^^^ said Treasury notes on behalf of, and as agents in any 
rd to 'the capacity for the United States, as to the safekeeping, dispo- 



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diMKMit^on^^rf- *'**^^' return, and cancelling of the said notes so paid to and 
turn^ & cancel- received by them, respectively, and as to their accounts and 
ling of notes, returns to the Department of such receipts, as may seem to 
him best calculated to promote the public interests and con- 
venience, and secure the United States and the holders of the 
notes against fraud and losses. 
Other notes Sec. 12. And he U further enacted^ That, in lieu of tbft 
may be issued notes authorized by this act, which may be redeemed, other 
redefmcd."^*^"^*^* may be issued: Provided^ fioweverj The amount of 
Proviso. ^^^^ notes outstanding, together with the stock issued by 

virtue of the thirteenth and sixteenth sections of this ai^ 
shall not exceed the sum of twenty-three millions of dollars. 
Hdders of Sec. 13. And he it further enacted^ That it shall be law- 
•aitthem^twfT^^^ ^^^ ^^^ holders of the aforesaid Treasury notes to present 
time, & receive them at any time to the Treasury of the United States, or tD 
therefor certifi- any assistant treasurer, or to such collectors of the customs 
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Sfecretaiy of the Treasury; and the holders of the said Trea- 
stiry notes shall be entitled to receive therefor the amount of 
tie principal of the said notes in a certificate or certificates 
of funded stock, bearing interest at six per centum per an- 
nuba, from the date of such presentment of said Treasury 
notes, and for the interest shall be paid in money; and the 
stock thus to be issued shall be transferable on the books of 
the Treasury : Provided^ however ^ and be it further efiactedy Proviso. 
That it shall be lawful for the United States to reimburse the 
tstock thus created at any time after the last day of Decem- 
ber, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven. 

Sec. 14. ^nd be it further enacted^ That it shall and may Holders of 
be lawful for the holder of any Treasury notes issued, or au- T'*®^'"^J\ "^^J^ 
tborized to be issued, under, this act or any laws heretofore or "any former 
passed, to convert the same into certificates of funded stock, aot may convert 
upon the same terms and in the same manner hereinbefore cgr^ificSei *"S 
provided in relation to the Treasury notes authorized by the funded stock, 
fiist section of this act. 

Sec. 15. Jlnd be it/urtlier enacted, That the authority to The authority 
i^sue Treasury notes authorized by the "Act authorizing an to issue Trei 
issue of Treasury notes and a loan," approved July twenty- the^ac?of July 
second, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, be, and 22d, 1846, ei^ 
the same is hereby, extended to the same period fixed for the t«"<^ed f^ fl» 
Treasury notes aut^^orized by this act, and upon the same ed for the note* 
terms and conditions herein specified: Provided, That the authorized by 
Treasury notes authorized by this section shall not exceed prov^g^ 
five millions of llollars. 

Sec. 16. Jlnd be it further enacted, That the President, The Presictent 

if in his opinion it shall be the interest of the United States Sng****** tl» 

80 to do, ii^stead of issuing the whole amount of Treasury whole amounl 

notes authorized by the first section of this act, may borrow, ?^ "°|^s ^h^**iS 

caoL the credit of the United States, such an amount of money g|e. o/this*acl, 

as he may deem proper, and issue therefor stock of the United borrow such a^ 

States bearing: interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum ™Ti^L°«^^i!!L^ 
o 1 ^ 'ij n ,. asne may oeem 

per annum for the sum thus borrowed, redeemable after thir- proper. 

ty-first December, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven : Pro- Proviso. 

mdedy however. That the sum so borrowed, together with the 

Treasury notes issued under the first and twelfth sections of 

fhis act outstanding, and the stock created by this and the 

thirteenth section of this act, shall not in the whole exceed 

the sum of twenty-three millions of dollars: Jlnd provided 

fwrther. That no stock shall be issued at a less r^e than 

par. y 

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the interest on Intcrestonsfock 
the stock created by this act shall be payable semi-annually "^^^^ pay»bl». 
on the first days of January and July in each year. 

Sec. 18. Jind be it further enacted, That the certificates How certify 
of stock to be issued under this act shall be signed by the^J^Yo^ gj^^ 
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shall cause each of said certificates to be sealed with the seal 
of his Department. 
Paynwnt of the Sec. 19. ^Ind be it further enacted^ That for the paymeBt 
dorksissue.lby Qf ii^g stock which may be created under the provisions of 
how secured, this act, the sales of the public lands are hereby pledged; 
and it is hereby made the duty of the Secretary of the Trea- 
sury to use and apply all moneys which may be received info 
the Treasury for the sales of the public lands after the first 
day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, first, to 
pay the interest on all stocks issued by virtue of this act; 
and, secondly, to use the balance of said receipts, after pay- 
ing the interest aforesaid, in the purchase of said stocks at 
their market value, provided no more than par shall be paid 
for said stocks. 
Appropriation Sec 20. ^nd be it further enacted j That a sum not ex- 
wintSi^p^*"^*enl^®^^'"S ^w^^ty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any unap- 
gravioffj&c propriated money in the Treasury, be, and the same is here- 
by appropriated, for defraying the expense of preparing, 
printing, engraving, and otherwise incident to the issuing of 
Provlao ^^ Treasury notes and stock authorized by this act: Pro- 

videdj That no compensation shall be made to any oiBoer 
whose salary is fixed by law, for preparing, signing, or issu- 
ing Treasury notes, or certificates of stock. 
The Sec'y of Sec.'21. And be it further eiiactedy That it sh^l be, and 
the Treasury to hereby is, made the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to 
Satements'to be *^^"^^ ^ Statement to be published monthly of the amount of 
published. all Treasury notes issued or jedeemed in pursuance of the 
When the pow- provisions of this act; and that the power to issue Treasury 
»/eVshaTl *"'^** ^^^^^' conferred on the President of the United States by this act, 
c^Qse. shall cease and determine six months after the exchange and 

ratification of a treaty of peiace with the Republic of Mexico. 
The S3cV of Sec. 22. And be U further enacted^ That it shall be the 
report ""t^'con^ diity of the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress 
gress, at each at the commencement of each session the amount of Trea- 
•ession, the a sury notcs which have been issued under the provisions of 
Ssuell, redeem- *^^^ ^^^5 *^® amount redeemed, and the manner in which re- 
Q$l, purchased, deemed; the amount purchased, and 6i whom, and at what 
*^- time purchased; and the amount reissued, stating in lieu of 

which redemption they are reissued, with the date of such 
reissue, during the preceding year. 
Approved, January 28, 1847. 



CHA.P. 6.— AN ACT to provide for the establishment of additional post 
routes in the State of Texas. 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of Aineiica in Congress as- 
rouii'^fab^*^'*^^^^^^' 'I'^^* ^^^ following additional post routes be estab- 
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From Sabine city, via Beaumont, Jasper L. NorvilPs, and 
J. Kent] rick's, to San Augustine. 

From Lyons Post OiBcQ, in Louisiana, via Salem and Pa- 
tilios, to Beaumont. 

From Alexandria^ Louisiana, via Burr's Ferry, on tlie 
Sabine river, and tlie county site of Newton, to Jasper. 

From. Nacogdoches, via county site of Angelina, to county 
site of Tyler* 

From Sabine town, via Pendleton and Hamilton, to Shel- 
byville* 

From Crockett to Palestine. 

From Shelby ville, via Henderson, to the county site of 
Smith. 

From Shelby ville, via Colonel H. C. Ashton's, Logans- 
port, and McMillen's, to Pulaski. . 

From Greenw^ood, Louisiana, via Sheenick's Ferry and 
Rives's Landing, to Moore's Post Office, and from Shree- 
vesport, via Port. Caddo, to Jelferson, in Cass County. 

From Nacogdoches, via county site of Cherokee, An^n's, 
Palestine, and the county site of Henderson, to Dallas. 

From Jefferson, in Cass county, via the county site of 
Cass, via Dangerfield, the county site of Titus, (Mount 
Pleasant,) the county site of Hopkins, (Tarrant,) and the 
county site of Hunt to Dallas. 

From Bonhara, via Warren, to county site of Grayson, 
(Sherman,) and from Sherman, via Pinckneysville, to Stew- 
artville; and the existing route from Bonham to Dallas shall 
be so -changed as to pjiss through Buckner, Stewartville, and 
Cedar Spring. 

From Marshall, via the county site of Upshur and the 
county site of Henderson, to Buffalo, on the Trinity. 

From county site of Upshur, via county site of Titus, to 
Qarksville, and from Paris^to Tarrant. 

From county site of Cherokee, via the " Saline (Neches)'* 
and the county site of Smith, to county site of Upshur. 

From Galveston to Sabine Pass. 

From Houston, via Linchburg and Cedar Biiyou to 
Liberty. 

From Austin, via San Marco and New Braunfels, to San 
Antonio., 

From La Grange, via Lyons, Chaudoin's, Hallett's, Pe- 
tersburgh, and Shibblings' Mills, to Victoria. 

From Gonzales, via Cuero and Victoria, to Port La Bacca. 

From Port La Bacca, via Indian Point and Port Caballo, 
to Matagorda. 

From Galveston, via Springfield and Shelton's, to Cham- 
ber's Creek. 

From Victoria, via Goliad, Refugio, and San Patricio, to 
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From Brasos Santiago, via Point Isabel, to Fort BroT?li. 

From Corpus Christi to Brasos Santiago. 

From Austin to Fredericksburg. 

From San Antonio to Castroville. 
Certein routes Sec. 2. Whereas the following routes have been pill in 
legiUzed. operation by the agent, under a misconstruction of the law, 
viz : from Crockett to Fort Houston ; from Columbia, via 
Hinds, Liverpool, and Parker's Point, to Galveston; from 
Port La Bacca, via Victoria and Cuero, to Gonzales ; from 
Matagorda to Port Caballo ; from Port Caballo, to Port La 
Bacca, Be it further enacted. That they are hereby legalized 
by this act up to the time the new routes established by this 
act go into operation, when they shall cease. 

Approved, February 2, 1847. 



, CHAI>. 7.— an act to provide for the payment of tny iotcretl Uintag 
due on the public debt. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep^ 

resentatives^of the United States of America in Congress as* 

sembledj That the Secretary pf the Treasury be, and he is 

Foment pro- hereby, authorized and directed to cause to be paid, out of 

Tftterest^'^falliiiz ^"^ nioney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, any 

due on the pub- interest falling due or accruing on, any portion of the public 

he debt. Jebt authorized by law. 

Approved, February 9, J 847. 



CHAP. 8.— AN ACT to raise, for a liijnited time, an addilional militajy 
force, and for other purposes. 

[Sec, 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rejh 
resentatives of the United States of Ainerica in Congress as^ 
One regiment 5«m6ferf, That in addition to the present military establish- 
of dragoons and nient of the United States, there shall be raised and organ- 
of?nfaint?yto'be ^^^^j tmdcr the direction of the President, for and during 
raised* the war with Mexico, one regiment of dragoons and nine 

regiments of infantry, each to be composed of the same 
number and rank of commissioned aiid non*commissioned 
officers, buglers, musicians and privates, &c,, as are provid- 
ed for a regiment of dragoons and infantiy respectively, 
under existing law^s, and who shall receive the same pay, 
rations, and allowances, according to their respective grades,^ 
and be subject to the same regulations, and to the rules and 
• Proviso. articles of war: Provided, That it shall be lawful for the 
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coilftnissioned officers authorized by this act below the grade 
of field oflScers, as may not be appointed during the present 
session : Provided^ That one or more of the regiments of 
infantiy authorized to be raised by this section may, at the 
discretion of the President, be organized and equipped as 
voltigeurs, and as foot riflemen, and be provided with a rocket 
and jnountain howitzer battery. 

Sec. 2. Jlnd be further enactedy That, during the con- Term of €n- 
finuance of the war with Mexico, the term of enlistment^***™®'**' 
of the men to be recruited for the regiments authorized by 
ibis act, shall be during the war, unless sooner discharged. 

Sec. 3. Jlnd be it further eitactedy That the President of One additfcndl 
{tie United States be, and he is hereby authorized, by and ma^or to eadi 
with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one ^1^*"*****^ 
additional major to each of the regiments of dragoons, ar- 
tillery, infantry, and riflemen, in the army of the United 
States, who shall be taken from the captains of the army. 

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted^ That to each of -the A regimental 
regiments of dragoons, artillery, infantry, and riflemen, there ^f}"** j"J"*^'j. 
shall be allowed a regimental quartermaster, to be taken from re^mcnt* 
the subalterns of the line, who shall be allowed ten dollars 
additional pay per month, and forage for two horses. 

Sec. 5. And be it further erMCted^ That the said officers, The offioert & 
musicians, and privates, authorized by this act, shall irame-P/^^'**^*^l*^^' 
diately be discharged from the service of the United States [^be discharged 
at the close, of the war with Mexico. at the dose of 

Sec. 6. And be it further enactedy That it shall and may J^'^^^^^^^^^ ^ 
be lawful for the President of the United States, by and with two assist't sar- 
tbe advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one surgeon S«<^"s allowed ^ 
and two assistant surgeons to each regiment raised under ^*^ regune 
this act. 

Sec 7. And be it further enactedy That during the war Chaplains, how 
with Mexico it shall be lawful for the officers composing the^^^^^PP^****®^- 
councils of administration of the several regiments constitut- 
ing a brigade, either regular or volunteer, in the service of 
tjie United States, to employ some proper person to officiate 
as chaplain to such brigade, and the person so employed 
diall upon the certificate of the commander of the brigade, 
receive for his services seven hundred and fifly dollars, one Their pay aid 
ration, and forage for one horse, per annum, provided that allowances, 
the chaplains now attached to the regular army, and station- chaplains at the 
ed at different military posts may, at the discretion of the different posts 
Secretary of War, be required to repair to the army in may be required 
Mexico, whenever a majority of the men at the posts where|^^yPi^j[j^J* 
they are respectively stationed shall have left them for service co, 
in the field ; and should any of said chaplains refuse or de- 
cline to do this, when ordered so to do by the adjutant gen- 
&dly the office of such chaplain shall be deemed vacant, and 
the pay and emoluments thereof be stopped. 

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Two additional Sec. 8. And he it Juviher enacted ^ That the President be, 
surgeons and r^j^j }^g jg hereby authorized, by and with the advice and 
surgeons to be consent of the Senate, to appoint two additional surgeons 
appointed in the and twelve additional assistant surgeons in the regular 
regular army, ^^^^y ^f ^j^^ United States, subject to the provisions cf 
an act entitled " An act to increase and regulate the pay 
of the surgeons and assistant surgeons of the army," ap- 
proved June 30, 1834; and that the officers whose appoint- 
ment is authorized by this section, shall receive the pay and 
allowances of officers of the same grades respectively; and 
that the rank of the officers of the medical department of 
the army shall be arranged upon the same basis which at 
present determines the amount of their pay and emoluments: 
Provided^ That the medical officers shall not in virtue of 
such rank be entitled to command in the line or other staff 
departments of the army. 
Non-commis- •^Ec. 9. And be it further enacted, That each non-com- 
sioiied officers, missioned officer, musician, or private enlisted or to be en- 
piirates^'under '*^*^^' "^ ^^^ regular army, or regularly mustered in any vol- 
certain. circum- unteer company, for a period of not less than twelve months, 
stances, to re- ^ho has served or may serve during the present war with 
IbrVeo acre's^of^^^^^^^? ^^^ "^^^^ ^^^^^^ receive an honorable discharge, or 
land. who shall have been killed or died of wounds received or 

sickness incurred in the course of such service, or who shall 
have been discharged before the expiration of Tiis term of 
service in consequence of wounds received or sickness in- 
curred in the course of such service, shall be entitled to re- 
ceive a certificate or warrant from the War Department for 
the quantity of one hundred and sixty acres, and which may 
be located by the warrantee, or his heirs at law, at any land 
office of the United States, in one body, and in conformity 
to the legal subdivisions of the public lands, upon any of 
the public lands in such district then subject to private entiy; 
and upon the return of such certificate oi warrant, with evi' 
dence of the location thereof having been legally made, to 
the General Land Office, a patent shall be issued therefor. 
That in the event of the death of any such non-commission- 
ed officer, musician, or private during service, or after his 
discharge, and before the issuing of a certificate or warrant 
as aforesaid, the said certificate or warrant shall be issued in 
favor, and enure to the benefit, of his family or relatives, ac- 
cording to the following rules: first, to the wudow and to hi* 
children; second, his father; third, his mother. And in the 
event of his children being minors, then the legally consti- 
tuted guardian of such minor children shall, in conjunction 
with such of the children, if any, as may be of full age, upon 
being duly authorized by the orphans* or other court having 
probate jurisdiction, have power to sell, and dispose of such 
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all sales, mortgages, powers, or other instruments of writing, 
• going to affect the title or claim to any such bounty right, 
made or executed prior to the issue of such warrant or cer- 
tiiicate, shall be null and void to all intents and purposes 
vhatsoever, nor shall such claim to bounty right be in any- 
wise affected by, or charged with, or subject to, the payment 
of any debt or claim incurred by the soldier prior to the is- 
s\iing of such certificate or warrant: Provided, That no Proviso. 
~ land warrant issued under the provisions of this act shall be 
laid upon any lands of the United States to which there shall 
be a pre-emption right, or upon which there shall be an ac- 
tual setdement and cultivation: Provided farther. That every Proviso, thai 
such non-commissioned officer, musician, and private who every penflo» 
may be entitled, under the provisions of this act, to receive ^"?*^'^'* ^°j^ 
a certificate or warrant for one hundred and sixty acres of warrant mny». 
land, shall be allowed the option to receive such certificate <'e»^'« sc"p for 
or warrant, or a treasury scrip for one hundred dollars, and ^J^'^( ufiw^ 
Stich scrip, whenever it is preferred, shall be issued by the 
Secretary of the Treasury to such person or persons as 
would be authorized to receive such certificates or warrants 
for lands; said scrip to bear an interest of six per cent, per 
annum, payable semi-annually, redeemable at the pleasure of 
the government. And that each private, non-commissioned Non-rommlsM 
officer, and musician, who shall have been received into the°^^*^'^s,&c.m». 
service of the United States, since the commencement of cum^s^ances.^te 
the war with Mexico, for less than twelve months, and shall receive a war- 
have served for such term or until honorably discharged, ^"J."!^^^ ^'^'•* 
shall be entitled to receive a warrant for forty acres of land, 
which may be subject to private entry, or twenty-five dollars 
in scrip if preferred ; and in the eveak of the death of such 
volunteer during his term of service, or after an honorable 
. discharge, but before the passage of this act, then the war- 
rant for such land, or scrip, shall issue to the wife, child, or 
children, if there be any, and if none, then to the father, and 
if there be no father, tlien to the mother of such deceased 
volunteer: Provided, That nothing contained in this section 
shall be construed to give bounty land to such volunteers as 
were accepted into service, and discharged without being 
marched to the seat of war. 

Sec. 10. Andheitficrtherenactedy Thatitshall, and may President lb af- 
be lawful for tlie President, by and with the advice and con- poi»»t ibur q^iar- 
sent of the Senate, to appoint from the officers of the army tennasiere. 
four quartermasters of the rank of major, and ten assistant 
quartermasters with the rank of captain. 

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CHAP. 9.— AN ACT to change the time of holding one of the temw orCbe 

circuit court of the Uoited States for the district of North Carolina. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Seriate and House ofRepre^ 
sentatives of the United States of Jimerica in Congress €»- 
Xenn of the sembled. That the term of the circuit court of the United 
dfcuit Court States for the district of North Carolina, now by law ap- 
S^N!*Cwonii1 pointed to be held on the first Monday of December, shall 
altered hereafter be held on the last Monday of November (instead 

of the first Monday of December) in each and every year^ 
and all actions, suits, appeals, recognisances, writs, pro- 
cesses, and other proceedings whatever pending in said court, 
or returnable thereto, shall have day, and be heard, tried, 
proceeded with, and decided accordingly. 
Approved, February 15, 1847. 



CHAP. 10.— AN ACT for the relief* of Thomas Blanchard. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Honse of Repre- 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress 09- 
Hit patent for sembled^ That the Commissioner of Patents be, and be is 
cotting irregu- hereby, required to extend to Thomas Blanchard, a citizen 
wood^lbra^ss! or of the United States, his executors and administrators, his 
iron, &c. exten- patent for a machine for turning or cutting irregular forms 
f ^** ^^20^th^jan- ^^^ ^^ wood, iron, brass, or other materials or substance which 
uary; 1848. can be cut by ordinary tools, for and during the term of four- 
teen years from the twentieth day of January, anno Domini 
eighteen hundred and forty-eight, the day on which said 
patent will expire, in which es^ension the Commissioner may 
include any improvements in said machine made by the said 
Thomas Blanchard prior to the date of such extension, on 
his paying into ' the treasury, to the account of the patent 
fund, the duty required by the eighteenth section of the act 
of Congress entitled "An act to promote the progress of the 
useful arts, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts heretofore 
made for that purpose," approved July the fourth, anno 
Domini eighteen hundred and thirty-six, on applications fijr 
Provlio. the extension of patents: Provided^ That such extension 
shall inure to the use and benefit of the said Thomas Blan- 
chard, his executors and administrators, and to no other per- 
sons whomsoever, except that a bona fide assignee of the 
invention, by virtue of an assignment from the patentee here- 
tofore made, shall have the benefit of this act upon just, rea- 
sonable, and equitable terms, according to his interest there- 
in. And if the said Thomas Blanchard, his executors or 
administrators, cannot agree with such assignee, the temifl 
shall be ascertained and determined by the circuit court of 
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sides, to be decreed upon a bill to be filed by such assignee 
for that purpose : And provided fwrilier^ That no assignee 
shall have the benefit of this act unless he shall, witliin 
ninety days from the date of its passage, agree with the said 
Thomas Blanchard, his executors or administrators, as to the 
consideration upon which he Is to have it, or file his bill in 
the circuit court aforesaid, in order that the amount to be 
paid therefor, and the terms of such payment, may be de- 
creed in conformity with the intent and meaning of this act: 
Provided, That the rights of the United States, to use said 
invention, obtained by assignment or contract with said 
Blanchard, shall be and^ are hereby reserved to the same 
extent as they would have been if this act had hot been 
passed. 

Approved, February 15, 1847. 



CHAP. 11.-— ANT ACT to extend the time for sellino; the lanHs granted to 
the Kentucky Asylum for teaching the deaf and dumb. 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-- The further 
sentatiues of the United States of America in Congress o^-time of the 
sernbledj That the further time of five years, from and after ^^r* selling^^lit 
the expiration of that time heretofore allowed, be, and the lands heretofore 
same is hereby, allowed and permitted the trustees of the P**^**^?!^ ^^^ 
Centre College of Kentucky, who are also trustees of the lum. 
Kentucky Asylum for teaching the deaf and dumb, to sell 
the lands heretofore granted^ said asylum, and confirmed to 
said trustees for the use of said asylum by acts of Congress 
heretofore passed : Providedy That the provisions of this act 
shall not extend to any lands heretofore granted, lying in 
the State of Arkansas. 

Approved,'Februaryl8, 1847. 



CHAP. 12.— AN ACT for the relief of Thomas BrowncB. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- His nmaie Id be 
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress ^'^^i^\f^j^^l 
senibled, That the name of Thomas Brownell be placed upon pensioner, end 
the roll of navy pensioners, and that he be paid ten dollars to belaid at llh 
a month, commencing on the first day of October, eighteen ^^'^^f! *^^ **' 
htindred and forty, for disability incurred by him while in 
the discharge of his duty as master on board the Lawrence, 
under command of Commodore Perry, in the year eighteen 
hundred and thirteen ; the payment of said pension to be 
subject to the provisions of the second section of an act 

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passed August sixteen^, eighteen hundred and forty-one, 
entitled "An act for the payment of navy pensions." 
Approved, February 18, 1847. 



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CHAP. 13. — AN ACT malcinj^ approprialions for lh« payment of levoln- 
tionary and other pensions of* the United States for the year endiog tbe 
thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty -eight. 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted hy the Senate and House ofRfpre- 
sentatives of the United States of^America in Congress as- 
AppropriatioD. sembled, That the folloiving sums be, and the same are Here- 
by appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated, for the payment of pensions for the year 
ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred aud 
forty-eight : 
Revolutionary For revolutionary pensions, under the act of the eighteenih 
pensioners. ^f March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, sixty- 
seven thousand two hundred dollars. 
Invalid pen- Fpr invalid pensions, under various acts, one hundred huA 

sixty-six thousand dollars. 
Pensions to For pensions to widows and orphans, under the act of the 
widows and or- fourth of July, one thojisaiKi eight bundled and thirty-six, 
i^ans. p^Q hundred and fifty-eight thousand dollars. 

For pensions to widows, under the act of the seventh of 
July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and the 
acts supplementary thereto, two hundred and seventy thou- 
sand dollars* 

For pensions to widows, under the act of the third of 
March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, fiAy-six 
tliousand dollars. 

For pensions to widows, under the act of the seventeenth 
of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, four 
hundred and eighty thousand JoHars. 
Half-pajrpen- For half-pay pensions to widows and orphans, payable 

^^''ll^w. through the Third Auditor's office, five thousand five hun- 
aa orpbans. j i i u ' 

"^ dred doHars. 

Airetrasei. For arrearages prior to July first, one thousand eight hun- 

dred and fifteen, payable through the Third Auditor^s oflSce, 
^one thousand dollars. 
Compentation' Sec. 2. And be it furtlier enacted^ That from and after 

gentllf fcc?*^ *■ the passage of this act, the Secretary of War is hereby au- 
thorized to make such compensation to agents for paying 
pensions as may be just and reasonable, to be paid out of the 
fund appropriated for tlie payment of revolutionary pensions, 
but in no case to exceed two per centum on moneys disburs- 
ed by them ; the said compensation to be in full for all their 
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discharge of their official duties, books, printing, and sta- 
tionery excepted : Provided^ That the amount of compensa- I>roviao. 
tion allowed to any one pension agent shall not exceed one 
thousand dollars per annum': And provided furihery That 
the Secretary of War shall so regulate the remittances made 
to pension agents as to prevent an undue accumulation of 
b^lahces in their hands. 

Approved, February 20, 1847, 



CHAP. 14.— AN ACT for the relief of Joshaa Shaw. 

[Sec. 1--] Be it enacted by the Senate <md Hmise of Rep- The Sec'y of 
r^entoHves of the United States of ^America in Cong7'ess a^- War to examine 
sembledy That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, theGovwnnES 
authorized and directed to ejcaminethe claims of Joshua of the U.S., and 
Shaw upon the Government of the United States, and re- !^^^'°J^ ^^^^ 
port to the proper oificers of the Treasury for payment such amount as may 
amount as may be found due him, upon principles of justice ^« due him, not 
and equity, not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars ; JJJf^^^^*^* 
\diich amount is hereby directed to be paid out of any mo- ^he ainoant 
nsys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, as a full found due to be 

compensation for the past and future use of his invention of P^'*^ ^*°* ['} ^^^ 

•^ . 1 1 1 /• n 1 • compensation 

percussion caps and locks for small arms, and percussion for the use of his 
locjcs and wafer primers, to be applied to the firing of cannon, percussion caps 
-Approved, February 20, K47. wtferpri^' 



, CHAP. 16.--AN ACT granting a pension to Patrick Kelly. 

fSEc. 1.] Be it enacted by the SeTiate and House of Rep^ 
r^niatives of the United States of America in Congress as* % 

.^sembledy That the Secretary of War be directed to place, the a pension of $8 
name of Patrick Kelly upon the invalid pension roll; and a month aMow- 
tlxat a pension be granted to the said Patrick Kelly, at the®^ ***"• 
rate of eight dollars a month, from and after the eighth day 
of ^May, eighteen hundred and forty-six. 

Approved, February 20, 1847, 



CHAP. 16.— AJi ACT to regulate the carriage of passengers in merchant 
^"^ vessels. 

[Seo. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatwes of the United States of America in Congress as- 
tembled, That if the master of any vessel, owned in whole Number of ps- 
or in part by a citizen of the United States of America, or"*'?*™ yrUch 

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maybe taken on by a citizen of any foreign country, shall take on board stkch 
}>o"J^f ve»sel3 vessel, at any foreign port or place, a greater number of pas* 
"** ' ■ sengers than in the fojiowing proportion to the space occu- 
» pied by them and appropriated for their use, and unoccupied 

by stores or other goods, not being the personal luggage of 
such passengers, that is to say, on the lower deck or plat- 
form one passenger for every fourteen clear superficial fi«t of 
deck, if such vessel is not to pass within the tropics during 
such voyage ; but if such vessel is to pass within the tropics 
during such voyage, then one passenger for every twen^ 
such clear superticial feet of deck, and on the orlop deck (if 
any) one passenger for every thirty such superficial feet m 
all cases, with intent to bring such passengers to the United 
States of America, and shall leave such port or place with 
the same, and bring the same, or any number thereof, with- 
in the jurisdiction of the United States aforesaid, or if any 
such master of a vessel shall take on board of his vessel at 
any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States 
aforesaid any greater number of passengers than the propo* 
tions aforesaid admit, with intent to carry the same to any 
foreign port or place, every such master • shall be deemed 
Penalty. guihy of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof befom 

any circuit or district qourt of the United States aforesaid) 
shall, fop each passenger taken on board beyond the aboi^ 
proportions, be fined in the sum of fifty dollars, and may 
also be imprisoned for any term not exceeding one year: 
_^. Provided^ That this act shall not be construed to permit any 

ship or vessel to carry more than two passengers to five tons 
of such ship or vessel. 
Vessels having Sec. 2. And he it further enacted^ That if the passengei;? 
OD board twenty so taken on board of such vessel, and brought into or trans- 
g^^f^'J^JJJ ported frorn the United States aforesaid, shall exceed the 
limited by the number limited by the last section to the number of twenty & 
•^ »ectio9» to the whole, such vessel shall be forfeited to the United Stetes 
^U^gtiJgg^ ^aforesaid, and be prosecuted and distributed as forfeitures 
are, under the act to regulate duties on imports and tonnage. 
Tiers of berths Sec. 3. Jlnd be it further enacted^ That if any such ves- 
and space allot- sel as aforesaid shall have more than two tiers of berths, or 
M lor passeo- j^ ^.^g^^ j^ g^^jj y^^^^}^ the interval between the floor and 
^^' the deck or platform beneath shall not be at least six inches, 

and the berths well constructed, or in case the dimensiops 
of such berths shall not be at least six feet in length, and at 
least eighteen inches in width, for each passenger as afor^ 
said, then the master of said vessel, and the owners thereof 
jp^n^y^ severally, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five dollars for 

each and every passenger on board of said vessel on scipb 
yoyagfSy to be recovered by the United States as aforesaid, 
in any circuit or district court of the United States v^^ 
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Sec. 4. Jind he itfarthtr enacted^ That, for the purposes cbiUreD. 
of this act, it shall in aH cases be computed that two chil- 
dren, each being under the age of eight years, shall be equal 
to one passenger, and that children under the age of one 
year shall not be included in the computation of the number 
of passengers. 

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted^ That the amount of Penalties im- 
ttie several penalties imposed by this act shall be liens on po&ed by this 
the vessel or vessels violating its provisions; and such J„' {J^ * gjjjj|jj 
vessel may be libelled and sold therefor in the district court violating itspio- 
of the United States aforesaid in which such vessel shall arrive. ^wioM, &c. 

Approved, February 22, 1847. 



CHAP. 17. — AN ACT to regalate the exercise of the appeUate jurisdictioil 
of the Supreme Court of the United States, in certain cases, and for 
other purposes. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Hause of Repre- 
iffniaiives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
^nJ>led^ That all and singular the records of the proceedings Records and 
in the several cases which were pending in the superior courts proceedings in 
of the [of the] late Territory of Florida, under and by virtue be transferred 
(rf the act of Congress of th^ twenty -third of May, eighteen to Uie district 
hundred and twenty-ei^t,* entitled, "An act supplementary ^'^g,. the ^^ 
to the several acts providing for the settlement and confirma-trict of Florida, 
tion of private land claims in Florida," and under and by 'S**^®*-®*?-^- 
virtue of an act entitled, *^An act to provide for the final 
settlement of land claims in Florida," approved twenty-sixtlr 
Maj, eighteen hundred and thirty,! and in the several cases tSee vol. 8, p. 
which were pending in the court of appeals of the same^**' 
Territoryj^ on the third day of March, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and all and sin- 
gular the records of the proceedings m the several teases in ^ 
which judgments or decrees had been rendered in the said 
courts on or before that day, and from which writs of error 
could have been sued out, or appeals could have been taken, 
or from which writs of error had been sued out, or appeals 
had been taken and prosecuted to the Supreme Court of the 
United States, according to the laws of the United States 
which tvere in force on the said third day of March, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, 
^all, from and after the passing of this act, be transferred to 
«nd deposited in the district court of the United States for 
file district of Florida. 

Sec 2. And be ii further enacted. That it shall be the The mdgela 
% of the judge of the district court of the United States JJ^SJ^^^g"^'^ 
for the district of Florida, immediately after the passing of the clerks of 
^ aot, to cause the same to be notified to the several clerks ^*^tg^'^®"^' 
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in their possession or custody the records of the proceeding^ 
in the first section of this act referred to and described, and 
to demand the ddivery of the saine, to be deposited, as in 
and by the said first section of this act is required ; and on 
the'^refusal of such c\efk or other officer or person to comply 
with such demand, the said judge of the district €0urt of thfe 
United States is hereby authorized and required to compel 
the delivery of the said records by attachment or otherwisa, 
according to law. 
Writ* of error Sec. 3. Jlnd be it further enactedy That in all cases in 
. Md am)eai9 to which judgment or decrees have been rendered in the safd 

Court of the u! superior courts or court of appeals of the late Territory of 

States* Florida, and from which writs of enor have been sued out 

or appeals have been taken to the Supreme Court of the 
United States, the said Supreme Court shall be, and is hem^ 
by, authorized to hear and determine the same, and the man* 
dates of the said Supreme Court for the execution of tlte 
j.udgments or decrees so to be rendered by them, and all 
other writs which may be necessary in the exercise of the 
appellate jurisdiction of the said court in such cases, shall be 
directed to the district caurt of the United States for thB 
district of Florida, and the said district court 'shall cause the 
same to be duly executed and. obeyed. 
ISiistrict Court Sec. 4. And be it fartJier enacted^ That the district cdurt 

^e^'^'^co-ni^ ^^ *^ United States for the district of Ilorida shall tafife 

zance of cer- Cognizance of all cases which were pending and. undetej^-. 

taia cases. mined in the said superior courts, under and by virtue of tise 
act of Congress of the twenty-third May, eighteen hundred and 
twenty ^eight, eatitled " An act supplementary to the several 
acts providing for the settlement and confirmation of private 
land claims in Florida,*' and under and by virtue of an act 
entitled "An act to provide for the final settlement of land 
claims in Florida," approved twenty-sixth May> eighteen 

'•See vol. 8,p.^ttndred and thirty ;* and of all cases which were pending; 

«•* and undetermined in the court of appeals of tlie late Terri- 

tory of Florida, and from the judgments or decrees to be reft- 
dered in which writs of error could have been sued out or 
appeals could have been taken to the Supreme Court of th» 
United States under the laws which were in force on th» 
third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred aiwl forty-five, and shall proceed to hear and 
detennine the same ; and from the judgnients or decrees tD 
be rendered by the said district court, writs of error naay be 
sued out or appeals may be taken to the Supreme Court of 
the United States, m the same manner as if such judgments 
or decrees had been rendered in the court of appeals of the 
Territory of Florida; and the mandates, and all writs nece^* 
saryto the exercise of the appellate jurisdiction of the sai|i 
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court of the United States for the district of Florida, and the 
said district court shall cause the same to bexluly executed and 
obeyed. 

Sec. 5. And he it further enacted^ That in all cases not One ypar il- 
legally transferred to the State courts in which judgments or^°^^^** *° ^^ 
decrees have been rendered in the superior courts or court of {Sn^^cases ^for 
appeals of the late Territory of Florida from which writs of sueing out writs 
error could have been sued out or appeals could have been °^, . ®"^' *^ 
taken to the court of appeals of said Territory, or to the Su- to the Supreme 
prerae'Court of the United States, under the laws which were in Court U. Si 
force on the third day of March, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and' forty-five, and in which writs of 
error have not hidierto been sued out or appeals have not 
hitherto been taken, there shall be allowed to the parties in 
the said cases the term of one year, from and after the pass- 
ing of this act, for sueing oat such writs of error or taking 
such appeals to the Supreme Court of the United States, 
which shall have jurisdiction to review the same. 

Sec. 6. And he it furtlier enacted^ That any unfinished Unfinished b«. 
Jbu^iness or proceedings now remaining or pending before the ^^^^^? *"** P*** 
judge of the superior court af St. Augustine, as a commis- 
sioner under and by virtue of the " Act for the relief of cer- 
tain inhabitants of East Florida," approved twenty-sixth 
June, eighteen hundred and thirty-four,* or under any other •see vol. 9, p. 
act granting special powers, or imposing special duties upon 59. 
said judge, be, and the same are hereby, transferred to the 
judge of the district court of the district of Florida, to be 
proceeded in and finished, or decided in the same manner 
provided for by law ; and the said district judge shall have, 
exercise, and possess, the same duties, powers, and rights, 
which have by virtue of the act of twenty-sixth June, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-four aforesaid, or otherwise been 
possessed and exercised by the said judge of the superior 
court at St. Augustine, so far as may be necessary to enable 
the said district judge to determine and finish any matter, 
business, or proceedings now pending and undetermined 
before tJie judge of the superior court aforesaid, by virtue of 
any such, special act. 

Sec. 7. And he it farther enadedy That all and singular, xhc provisions 
the provisions t)f this act, so far as may be, shall be, andofihisactnsad^ 
they, are hereby, made applicable to all cases which were *PP^g^*p ^^^j^^ 
pending in the supreme or other superior courts of and for in the courti of 
the late Territory of Michigan, at the time the said Territory J^e ^^^^ Tenri. 
was admitted as a State into the Union, and to all cases in ^^^^^ ^ 
which judgments or decrees have, been rendered in said su- 
preme or superior court of said late Territory of Michigan, 
and not hitherto removed as aforesaid by writ of error or appeal. 

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted^ That in all cases pend- q^^^ ^^^^^ 
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transferred to or in the court of appeals of said Territory, 6n the third day 
?* ai**'clT"'1 ^^ March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, and not legally 
of Florida. transferred to the State courts of the State of Florida^ and 
which said Territorial courts continued to hold cognizance 
of, and proceeded to determine after said day, or which are 
claimed to have heen since pending therein as courts of the 
United States ; and in all cases of federal character and ju- 
risdiction commenced in said Territorial courts after said 
day, and in which judgments or decrees were rendered, or 
which are claimed to have been since pending therein, the 
records and -proceedings thereof, and the judgments or de- 
crees therein, are hereby transferred to the district court of 
Writs of eiTor^e United States for the district of Florida; and writs of 
Md appeals, error and appeals may be taken by either party to remove 
the judgments or decrees that have been, or may be, render- 
ed m such cases unto the Supreme Court of the United 
States, and the Supreme. Court ipay hear and decide such 
cases on such writ of error or appeal, and issue its mandate 
Proviso. to said district court: Provided^ however, Such writ of error 
or appeal shall be taken within one year from the passage of 
this act, or one year from the rendition of such judgment or 
decree hereafter rendered : And provided^ alsOj That noth- 
• ing in this act shall be construed as affirming or disai&rming 
the jurisdiction, power, or authority of the Territorial judges 
to proceed in or try, or determine, such cases after the third 
of March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, but. the same 
may be referred to said Supreme Court for its decision in all 
said cases oa such writ of error or appeal. 
Approved, February 22, 1847. 



CHAP. 18, —AN ACT for the relief of Ray Tompkins aitd others, the 
children and heirs-at-law of the lute Uaniel D. Tompkins. 

[Sec. 1,] Be it enacted by the Senate and H(mse of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
The sum oisemhledy That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is 
*Jj^^2i^*^^ hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the children and 
heirs of Daniel D. Tompkins, late Governor of th^ State of 
New York, deceased, the i§um of forty-nine thousand seven 
hundred and ninety-five dollars and two ceats. 
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CHAP. 19. — AN ACT to authorize th^ issuing of a new register for the 
American barque Pons, of PhiKidelphia, by the name of the Cordelia. 

[Sec. ].} Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep* 
retentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembledj That there be issued, under the direction of the A mw ^^^^ 
Secretary of the Treasury, a new register for the American ^J^jj^^^^^p^^jj, 
barque Pons, by the natne of the Cordelia, of Philadelphia, by the naioe of 
which vessel was recently sold in that city in pfursuance of *^« Cordeiia. 
an order of the United States district court of the eastern 
district of Pennsylvania, as having been unlawfully engaged 
in the slave trade, and is now owned by Edwsid. Harris 
Miles : Provided^ That this act shall not be so construed asP>«v"«>« 
to dispense with the requirements of existing laws relating 
to new registers to be issued to vessels, except as to the 
name thereof; and that satisfactory evidence of a full com- 
pliance with those requirements shall be f»irnished to the 
Secretary of the Treasury before a new register shall be 
issued, as herein provided. 

Approved, February 23, 1847. 



GEAP. 20.— AN ACT to establish a court at Key West, in the State of 
Florida, and for other purposes. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
sembled. That all that part of the State of Florida, lying Sonthem dta» 
south of a line drawn due east and west from the northern *"^\:2[h^ir''^* 
point of Charlotte harbor, including the islands, keys, reefs, ^* 
shoals, harbors, bays, and inlets, south of said line, shall be 
exected into a new judicial district, to be called the south- 
ern district of Florida ; a district court shall be held in said District courts, 
southern district, to consist of one judge, who shall reside 
at Key West, in said district, and be called a district judge; 
and shall in all things have and exercise the jurisdiction and •^'"*»«**«**'*- 
powers of a district and circuit court of the United States 
within the district aforesaid ; and appeals may be allowed 
and writs of error sued out and made returnable in the 
Supreme Court in the same manner and under the same rules 
and regulations as appeals and writs of error are allowed and 
tfued out from and to a circuit court. The judge shall ap- 
point a clerk, who shall reside and keep the records of the Clerk, 
court at the place of holding the same ; and shall receive 
for the services he may perform the same fees to which the 
clerk of the Louisiana district is entitled for similar services. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That the judge of Setaions. 
said district shall hold two regular terms of court in each 
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day in May, the other on the first Monday of November in 
each year. He shall also hbld extra sessions of said court 
from time to time, at such places in said district as occasion 
may require, to despatch the business of said court ; and, 
for the purpose of hearing and deciding all cases of admi- 
ralty and maritime jurisdiction, the said coart shall be at all 
times open. 
Wreckers to be Sec. 3. Jind he it further enacted. That no vessel ribr 
Hceosad. master thereof, shall be regularly employed in the business 

of wrecking on the coast of Florida without the license of 
the judge of said court ; and, before licensing any vessel or 
master, the judge shall be satisfied that the vessel is sea- 
Vorthy, and properly and sufficiently fitted and equipped for 
the business of saving property shipwrecked and in distress^ 
and that the master tliereof is trustworthy, and innocent of 
any fraud or misconduct in relation to any property shj^ 
wrecked or saved on said coast. 
Jpwnp^ns^^ion Sec. 4. Jlnd be it further enacted, That there shall be 
3U(ige. allowed to the judge aforesaid an annual salary of two thou^ 

sand dollars to be paid to him quarterly from ihe time of his 
appointment, 
attome^ ttf**be ^^^' ^' ^'^^ ^^ ^ further enacted, That there shall be 
appointed. ^ ^ appointed in said district a person learned in the law to act 
as attorney for the United States, who shall, in addition to 
his stated fees, be paid by the United States two hundred 
dollars as a full compensation. for all extra services. 
Urftcd States Sec. 6. And he it further enacted, That there shall Tue 
M)^nte<L° ^ appointed in said district a marshal, who shall periorm the 
same duties, be subject to the same regulations and penal- 
ties, and be entitled to the same fees, as are allowed to mar- 
shals in the district of Louisiana, and shall, moreover be 
entitled to the sum of two hundred dollars annually, as a 
compensation for all extra services. 
Provisions of Sec. 7. And he itfurtlier enacted, That the provisions of 
•ess^^^a^^ j**"^the act passed at this session, entitled " An act to regulate 
therecor5s,pro-the exercise of the appellate jurisdiction of the Suprema 
ceeding8,&c. of Court of the United States in- certain cases and for other pup- 
Ushed^ by^ th^s po^es," shall be held to apply to all records, proceedings, 
act. judgments or decrees- transferred to the court hereby estab- 

lished ; and all and singular the records and proceedings, 
judgments or decrees specified in said act, 'that arose or 
pending, or claimed to ^be pending as stated in said act, h 
or before the superior court of the southern district of the lat8 
Territory of Florida, and provided by said act to be trans- 
ferred to the district court of the United States for the dis^ 
trict of Florida, shall be, and are hereby transferred to tbfi 
court hereby created, and all the provisions of said act re- 
lating to said district court ^f the United States for the dis- 
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(lecrfees in such ca6§s to the Supreme Court of the United 
States, or otherwise relating to such cases, shall be deemed 
and held to apply to the court hereby created, the same as 
to said district court of the United States for said district of 
Florida, and to the cases so as aforesaid transferred to the 
court hereby created. 

Sec. 8. ^nd be itfurtlier enacted^ That the title and name Nortli«»rn dii- 
of said district court of the United States for the district of<"ct of Florida, 
florida shall hereafter be the " district court of the United 
States for 'the northern district of Florida;" and tliat the 
judge of said northern district shall, in addition to the terms 
of his court heretofore prescribed to be held within said 
northern dis'trict, hold one term jof the court for said district J®"".Vl.^2!£^ 
at Apalachicola on the first Monday in February of each °^ *** * 
year, and one term of said court at Pensacola on the first 
Monday in March of each year, for -the trial of causes • 

arising in the western section of the State of Florida. 

Approved, February 23, 1847. 



CHAT. 21.— AN ACT in aadition to an act to establish a court at Key 
West in the State of Florida. 

J^Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
teiiMed^ That the jurisdiction at present exercised under the jurisdiction of 
existing laws by the district court of the United States for the present dis- 
the district of Florida, shall continue to be exercised by ^he [|"^Jg^j^"^jjl^t^ 
said court until a judge shall have been appointed and quali- appointment & 
fled under the provisions of an act of this session, entitled qualification of 
"An act to establish a court at Key West in the State ofi^^^^jjjt^ici. 
Florida," anything in the said act to the contrary notwith- 
standing. 

Approved, February 23, 1847; 



CHAT. 22 » — AN ACT to anihorize the issuing of a register to the ^rig< 
antioe Ocean Queen. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Rep- 
resentatives of the United States of Jimerica in Congress as- . 
tembled. That there be issued, under the direction of the igg^^^" r^r jl^^ 
Secretary of the Treasury, a register for the brigantine Ocean brig'tipe Ocean 
Queen, formerly a British colonial vessel, but now owned by ^**^^'*' 
Trusten P. McCoUey and Hiram W. McCoIley, citizens of 
the State of Delaware ; and which said vessel, having been 
vrecked and condemned on tape Henlopen beach, was pur- 
chased by them, and which they have caused to be repaired 
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the satisfaction of tLe Secretary of the Treasuty that the 
cost of the repairs made in the United States, after the pur- 
chase of the said vessel by the present owners, exceeds 
three-fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the 
same tonnage in the United States. 
Approved, February 25, 1847. 



CHAP. 2S.— AN ACT for the relief of Gewfse Goidon. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Rep- 
resentcUives of the United States of America in Congress 05- 
Entdesofcer- sembledy That the entry and purchase by George Gordon, at 
tf " ^*g' d^^ ^^ '^^^ office at St. Louis, Missouri, of the southwest quar- 
andSy*Zacb.c"ter of section thirty-two, in township numbered forty-six, of 
Podt icplized range numbA^d six east, as per receiver's certificate numbered 
and confirmed, ^j^j^^ thousand three hundred and sixty-seven, and the entiy 
and purchase by Zachariah C. Poor, at Ae same land office, 
of the southeast quarter of section thirty-one, in township 
numbered forty-six, of range numbered six east, as per re- 
ceiver's certificate number eight thousand three hundred and 
sixty-six, and by the said Poor assigned to said Gordon, and 
which said entries have been cancelled for irregularity, at 
the General Land Office, be, and the same are hereby, con- 
Pftteotstoissue. firmed and legalized, and a patent or patents shall issue 
therefor to the said George Gordon, or his assignee, as in 
other cases. 

Approved, February 25, 1847. 



CHAP. 24.— AN ACT to etant a right of pre-emption to Philip F. De- 
ring and Robert H. Champion to » trad or mitiefal land. 

[Sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the ScT^e and House (f Rep- 
resentatives of tlie Untied SteUes of America in Congress as- 
The ri^t oisemhled^ That there be, and hereby is, granted to Philip F. 
SrtaS^^Undf^^"!!? and Robert H. Champion, of the county of Iowa, 
granted them. ^^ Territory of Wisconsin, the riffht of pre-emption to the 
northeast quarter, and east half of the northv^rest quarter of 
section numbered twenty-six, in township numbered one 
north, of range numbered one east, of the fourth principal 
meridian, bemg the land now occupied by them under a 
Proviso. lease from the United States as mineral land: Provided^ 

That said Bering and Champion shall make full payment for 
the same at the proper land office within six months afler the 
passage of this act: And provided further^ That nothing here- 
m contained shall be so constru^ as to affect the lawful claims 
of any other person or persons to the same, by virtue of exist- 
ing laws. 
Approved, February 25, 1847. 



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twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and forty-six, eighteen 
thpusand dollars ; 

For the pay of sub-agents, authorized by the act of June Sub-agent«> 
thirtieth, eignteen hundred and thirty-four, nine thousand 
seven hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For the pay of interpreters, authorized by the same act,InteipretciB. 
tQi thousand two hundred dollars ; 

For the pay of clerk to superintendent at St. Louis, one clerks, 
tlipusand two hundred dollars ; 

For the pay of clerk to acting superintendent of the west- 
etn territory, one thousand dollars ; 

For postages, rents, stationery, fuel for offices, and other Postages, lenti, 
Contingencies of the Indian department, and for transporta- 
ti0n and incidental expenses, seventeen thousand dollars. 

For fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, 
viz * 

TO THE CHRISTIAN INDIANS. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the acts of May Annuity, 
twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, and May 
twentieth, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, four hundred 
diQllars. 

Xa THE CHIPPEWAS OF MISSISSIPPI AND LAKE SUPERIOR. 

For payment in money, for twenty years, stipulated in Money. 
tiife second article of the treaty of twenty-ninth July, eigh- 
teen hundred, and thirty-seven, nine thousand five hundred 
dollars ; 

For payment in goods, for twenty years, stipulated in the Goods. 
8€6ond article of the treaty of twenty-ninth July, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-seven, nineteen thousand dollars ; 

For establishing three blacksmith's shops, supporting BtecksmitJi 
tlii-ee smiths, and furnishing iron and steel, for twenty years, ae?^t{ie^^i«a?f 
^ipulated in the second article of the treaty of twenty-ninth o/issT. 
July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, three thousand • 

dollars ; 

. For support of farmers, purchase of implements, grain, Farmersjppi*. 
or seed, and to cany on their agricultural pursuits, for twenty ™®""» ^^• 
years, stipulated in the second article of the treaty of twenty- 
math July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, one thousand 
dollars ; « 

For purchase of provisions for twenty years, stipulated in P'^ovisions. 
the second article of the treaty of twenty-ninth July, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-seven, two thousand dollars ; 

For purchase of tobacco for twenty years, stipulated in Tobacco, 
the second article of the treaty of twenty-ninth July, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-seven, five hundred dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty rfive years, in money, stip- Limited aDiuii- 
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eighteen hundred and forty-two, twelve thousand five hun- 
dred dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty-five years, in goods, stipu- 
lated in the fourth article of the treaty of fourth 6( October, 
eighteen hundred and forty-two, ten thousand five hundred 
dollars ; 

For support of two blacksmith's shops, including pay of 
smiths and assistants^ and furnishing iron, and steel, stipu- 
lated in the fourth article of the treaty of fourth of October, 
eighteen hundred and forty -two, two thousand dollars ; 

For support of two farmers, stipulated in the fourth article 
of tlie treaty of fourth of October, eighteen hundred and 
forty-two, one thousand dollars ; 

For pay of two carpenters, stipulated in the fourth article 
of the treaty of fourth of October, eighteen hundred and 
forty-two, twelve hundred dollars ; 

For support of schools, stipulated in the fourth article of 
the treaty of fourth of October, eighteen hundred and forty- 
two, two thousand dollars ; 

For purchase of provisions and tobacco, stipulated in the 
tobacw^«nderfQyj.^h article of the treaty of fourth of October, eighteen 



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hundred and forty-two, two thousand dollars ; 



TO THE CHIPPEWAS OF SAGINAW. 



Annuities. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 

the treaty of third of August, seventeen hundred and ninety- 
five, one thousand dollars; 

For permanent annuity stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of seventeenth November, eighteen hundred axul 
seven, eight hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 
the treaty of twenty-fourth September, eighteen hundred and 
nineteen, one thousand dollars ; 
BtatksDAiib, For support of blacksmith at Saginaw, and for farmiag 

•&™&f ^^^^' utensils and cattle, and for the employmeot of persons to aid 
*' ' them in agriculture, stipulated in the eighth article of tlie 

treaty of twenty-fourth September, eighteen hundred and 
nineteen, and seventh article of the treaty of January, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-seven, two thousand dollars; 
Education. For education during the pleasure of Congress, stipulated 

in the sixth article of the treaty of fifth Aqgust, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-six, one thousand dollars. 

TO THE CHIPPEWAS, MENOMONIES, WINNEBAGOES, AJH) 
NEW YORK INDIANS. 

Ammities. For education during the pleasure of Congress, stipulate 

in the fifth article of the treaty of eleventh August, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-seven, one thousand five hundred dollars. 



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TO THE CHOCTAWS. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of Annuities, 
the treaty of sixteenth November, eighteen hundred and five, 
three thousand dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the thirteenth article 
of the treaty of eighteenth October, eighteen hundred and 
tv^nty, six hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 
th> treaty of twentieth January, eighteen hundred and 
tx^^nty-five, six thousand dollars ; 

For life annuity to chief, (Bob Cole,) stipulated in the 
tefith article of the treaty of twentieth January, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-five, one hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For life annuity to the three district chiefs, (two hundred 
asfd fifty dollars each,) stipulated in the fifteenth article of the 
tr^ty of twenty-seventh September, eighteen hundred and 
thij1:y, seven hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For life annuity to one Wayne warrior, stipulated in the 
tWdnty-first article of the treaty of twenty-seventh Septem- 
b^, eighteen hundred and thirty, twenty-five dollars ; 

For education of forty youths for twenty years, including Education, 
su^ort of teachers in the nation^ two thousand five hundred 
dollars per annum, stiptilated in the twentieth article of the 
treaty of twenty-seventh September, eighteen hundred and 
thifty, twelve thousand five hundred dollars ; 

For blacksmith, stipulated in the sixth article of the treaty Btecksmith. 
of eighteenth October, eighteen hundred and twenty, and 
mnth article of the treaty of twentieth January, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-five, six hundred dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shop, three hundred and twenty I«on tnd steel, 
doliars ; 

For pay of millwright, stipulated in tilie twentieth article MiUvrrigbt. 
of the treaty of twenty-seventh September, eightedn hundred 
aiid thirty, six hundred dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the limited annui- 
scrrenteenth article oC the treaty of twenly-seventh Septcm- ^' 
bej;, eighteen hundred and thirty, twenty thousand dollars. 

TO THE CHICKASAWS. 

Fbr permanent annuity, stipulated in the act of twenty- Annuity, 
fifth February, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, three 
thousand dollars ; wj • 

For education for fifteen years, stipulated in the second ®^**^*^<*"' 
arfpplemental article of the treaty of twenty-fourth May, 
d^teen hundred and thirty-four, three thousand dollars. 

TO THE CHEROKEES. 
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and M8ktan(s. fourth article of the treaty of fourteenth February, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-three, three thousand three hundred and 
sixty dollars ; v - 

Iron md steel. For iron and steel, one thousand and eighty dollais ; 

Wagon-maker. For wagon-maker, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
three, six hundred dollars ; 

Wheelwright. For wheelwright, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
three, six hundred dollars. 

TO THE CREEKS. ;> '^ 

AnnuitiM. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 

the treaty of seventh August, seventeen hundred and ninety, 
one thousand five hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second' article of 
the treaty of sixteenth June, eighteen hundred and two, 
three thousand dollars : 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 
the treaty of twenty-fourth January, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-six, twenty thousand dollars ; 

For limited annuity, for fifteen years, stipulated in the 
eighth article of the. treaty of twenty-fourth March, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-two, tea thousand dollars ; 
Blacksmiths For blacksmith and assistant, and use of shop and tools, 
and assistants, stipulated in the eighth article of the treaty of twenty-fourth 
Januaiy, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, eight hundsed 
and forty dollars ; 
Iron and steel. Fo^ iron aiKl steel, two hundred and seventy dollars.; 

For two blacksmiths and assistants, €uid use of shops and 
tools, for twenty years, stipulated in the thirteenth article of 
the treaty of twenty-fourth March, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two, one thousand six hundred an/i eighty dollars ; 
For iron and steel, five hundred and forty doUars ; 
For blacksmith and assistant, and use oi shop and toc^s, 
during the pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fifth 
lulicle of the treaty of fourte^ith February, eighteen hun- 
dred and &ifty-three, eight hundred and forty dollars ; 
For iron and steel, two hundred and seventy dollars ; 
Wheelwright. For wheelwright stipulated id the eighth article of the 
treaty of twenty-fourth January, ei^teen hundred and 
twenty-six, six hundred dollars ; 
Wagoo*maker. For wagon-maker, stipulated in the fiAh article of. the 
tieaty of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
three, six hundred dollars ; 
Agriciiltanl For agricultural implements, stipulated in the eighth article 
implements, of the treaty of twenty-fourth January, eighteen hundred 
and twenty-six, two thousand dollars ; 

For education for twenty years^ stipulated in the thirteoitli 



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article of the treaty of twenty-fourth March, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-two^ three thousand dollars ; 

For education for twenty years, stipulated in the fifth arti- 
de of the treaty of fourteenth February, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-three, one thousand dollars ; 

For interest, at five per centum, on three hundred and Interest, 
fifty thousand dollars, (tenth year,) stipulated in the third 
article of the treaty of -twenty-third November, eighteea 
hundred and thirty-eight, seventeen thousand five hundred' 
dollars; 

For education for twenty years, stipulated in the fourth Education, 
article of the treaty of fourth January, eighteen hundred and 
forty-five, three thousand dollars. 

TO THE DELA WARES. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of ADnuitws. 
the treaty of tlie third of August, seventeen hundred and 
ninety-five, one thousand dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fifth article of 
the treaty of third of Octob€r,eighteen hundred and eighteen, 
four thousand dollars ; » 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of 
the treaty of thirtieth of September, eighteen hundred and ' 
nine, five hundred dollars ; ' . * 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the supplemental 
Idreaty of twenty-fourth September, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-nine, one thousand dollars ; 

For life annuity to chief, stipulated in private and confi,- 
dential articles of supplemental treaty, of twenty-fourth of 
September, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, to treaty of 
third of October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, one hun- 
dred dollars ;. 

For life annuity to three chtefe, stipulated in supplemental 
article to treaty of twenty-sixth of October, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-two, three hundred dollars ; 

For purchase of salt,- stipulated in the third article of treaty Salt. 
of seventh June, eighteen hundred and three, one hundred 
dollars ; 

For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the Mxth arti- Blackimith and 
cle of treaty of third October, eighteen hundred and eigh- ^*s"^"** 
teen, sevsn hundred and twenty dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shops, two hundred and twen- I»n *«d stecK 
tj dollars ; 

For interest on fortjr-slx thousand and eighty dollars, Interest, 
at five per centum, being the value of thirty-six sections of 
land set apart by the treaty of eighteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, for education, stipulated in resolution of the Senate of 
nineteenth January, eighteen hundred and thirty^^eiglit, two • 
thoiband three hundred and fonlr dollani« - ^ . v 



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TO THE FLORIDA INDIANS. 

Blacksmith and For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the sixth airti- 
assistant. cle of the treaty of eighteenth of September, eighteen hun- 

dred and twenty-three, and treaty of ninth of May, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-two, one thousand dollars ; 
Axuiuity in For annuity, in goods, for fifteen years, stipulated in the 
go6ds, sixth article of the treaty of fourth January, eighteen hun- 

dred and forty-five, two thousand dollars ; 
Annuity in mo- For annuity, in money, for fifteen years, stipulated in the 
»ey- sixth article of the treaty of fourth January, eighteen hun- 

dred and forty-five, three thousand dollars ; 
Agricultural For agricultural implements for five years, stipulated in the 
implements, seventh article of the treaty of fourth January, eighteen hun- 
dred and forty-five, one thousand dollars. 

TO THE 10 WAS. 

Interest. For one year's interest on one hundred and fifty-seven 

thousand five hundred dollars, to be invested at five per cen- 
tum, stipulated in the second article of the treaty of nine- 
teenth October, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, seven 
thousand eight hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

TO THE KICKAPOOS. 

Ahnnitj. For limited annuity for nineteen years, stipulated in the 

fourth article of the treaty of twenty-fourth of October, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-two, five thousand dollars. 

TO THE KANZAS. 

Blacksmith and For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the fourth ar- 
•sistant. tide of the treaty of third of June, one thousand eight hB&i- 

dred and twenty-five, seven hundred and twenty dollars ; 
Iron and atari. For iron and steel, &c., two hundred and twenty dollars ; 
Agricultural at- For Agricultural assistance, stipulated in the fourth article 
sistance. of the treaty of third of June, one thousand eight hundred 

and twenty-five, one thousand six hundred dollars ; 
Interest. For interest on two hundred thousand dollars at five per 

centum, in lieu of investment, per second article of the treaty 

of fourteenth January, eighteen hundred and forty-six, ten 

thousand dollars. 

TO THE MIAMIES. 

Auraitf . For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 

the treaty of twenty-third October, one thousand eight hun* 
dred and twenty-six, twenty-five thousand ddlars ; 

For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in lk« 6ffk aitkk 



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t)f the treaty of sixth of October, eighteen hundred and ei^-ud asiutaiit. 
teen, seven hundred and twenty dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twen- Iron and fUel. 
ty dollars ; 

For one thousand pounds of tobacco, two thousand Tobacco. 
}Krand5 of iron, one thousand pounds of steel, stipulated in 
the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-third October, eigh- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, seven hundred and seventy. 
dollars; ^ 

For pay of iftiller, in lieu of gunsmith^ stipulated in the Miller, 
fifth article of treaty of sixth of October, eighteen hundred 
and eighteen, six hundred dollars ; 

For one hundred and sixty bushels of salt, stipulated in Salt. 
the fifth article of treaty of sixth of October, eighteen hun- 
dred and eighteen, three hundred and twenty dollars ; 

For education end support of the poor, stipulated in the Education, 
sixth article of the treaty of twenty-third October, eighteen , 

hundred and twenty-six, two thousand dollars ; 

For the tenth of ten instalments, stipulated in third article iflth instalment 
of treaty of sixth November, eighteen hundred and thirty- stipulated in 
ei^t, twelve thousand five hundred and sixty-eight dollars ; '^^ ^ ° 

jPor the seventh of twenty instalments, stipulated in second 7th instalment 
article of treaty of twenty-eighth November, eighteen hun- stipulated in 
dred and forty, twelve thousand five hundred dollars ; *^***^ ^ ^ ' 

For payment in lieu of laborers, stipulated in sixth article Laborers, 
of treaty of twenty-eighth November, eighteen hundred and 
forty, two hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For agricultural assistance, stipulated in fifth article of Agricultural as- 
treaty of sixth of October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, si^lance. 
two hundred dollars. 

TO THE EEL RIVERS, (MIAMIES.) 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of Annuities, 
the treaty of third of August, seventeen hundred and ninety- 
five, five hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of 
the treaty of tweftt^-first August, eighteen hundred and five, 
two hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of 
the treaty of thirteenth September, eighteen hundred and 
nine, three hundred and fifty dollars. 

TO THE MENOWrONlES. 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the se- Annuity. 
coAd article of the treaty of third September, eighteen hun- 
djccd and thirty-six, twenty thousand dollars ; 

For two blacksmiths and assistants, stipulated in the se- Blacksmiths & 
ooad article of the treaty of third September, eighteen hun- •»»twiti. 



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dred and Ulirty'sixy one thousand ibur hundred and forty 
dollars ; 
Iron and steol. For iron and steel, &c,, for shops, four hundred and forty 
dollars ; 

For purchase of provisions, stipulated in the second arti- 
cle of the treaty of third September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-six, three thousand dollars ; " , 

For two thousand pounds of tobacco, stipulated ip the 
second article of the treaty of third September, eighteen 
hundred and thirly-six, three hundred dollars ; 
ute»- For farming utensils, cattle, &c., stipulated in the second 
article of the treaty of third September, eigbte^i bundiied 
and thirty-six, five hundred dollars ; 

For thirty barrels of salt, stipulated in the second article 
of the treaty of tl^ third September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-six, one hundred and fifty dollars. 

TO THE OMAHAS. 

Blacksmith and For blacksmith and assistant for ten years, and during the 
assistant. pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fourth article of 

the treaty of fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty, 
seven hundred and twenty dollars ; 

For iron and steel for shop, two hundred and twenty dol- 
lars ; 

For agricultural implements, during the pleasure of the 
President, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of 
fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty, five hundred 
dollars. 

TO THE OTTOES AND MISSOURIAS. 



Iron aqd steel. 

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Blacksmith and For blacksmith and assistant for ten years, and during the 

assieiant. pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fourth article of 

the treaty of fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thir^, 
seven hundred and twenty dollars ; 

Iron and steel. For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars; 

For agricultural implements for ten years, from eighteen 
hundred and forty, stipulated in the third aTticle of the treat}* 
of twenty-first September, eighteen hundred and th irty-thr.ee, 
five hundred dollars ; 

For education during the pleasure of the President, stipu- 
lated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-first Sep- 
tember, eighteen hundred and tliirty-three, five •hundred dol- 
lars ; 

For limited annuity for ten years, stipulated in the second 
article of the treaty of twenty- first September, eighteen h^- 
dred and thirty-three, two thousand five hundred dollars; 

Farqien. For two farmers for five years, and during the pleasute of 



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the President, stipulated in the fifth article of the ti'eaty of 
twenty- first September, eighteen hundred and thirty- three, 
twelve hundred dollars. 

TO THE OTTOWAS. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article ofAnnuittts. 
tte treaty of third of August, seventeen hundred and ninety- 
five, one thousand dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 
thfe treaty of seventeenth of November, eig-htcen hundred 
and seven; eight hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 
the treaty of seventeenth of September, eighteen hundred 
aad eighteen, fifteen hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of the 
treaty of twenty-ninth August, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
onci one thousand dollars. 

TO THE OTTOWAS AND CHIPPEWAS. 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the^nnmtr. 
fdtirth article of the treaty^ of twenty-eighth March, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-six, thirty thousand dollars ; 

For interest to be paid annually, on two hundred thousand Intereit. 
dollars, as annuity, per Senate resolution, twelve thousand 
dollars ; 

For education for twenty years, and during the pleasure Educatix)n. 
<rf Congress, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of 
twenty-eighth March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, five 
ftousand dollars ; 

For missions for twenty years, and during the pleasure of Mimioiis. 
Cdngress, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of 
twehty-eigb'th March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, three 
4ousand dollars ; 

For vaccine matter, medicines, and pay. of physician. Vaccine matter, 
stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twerttv-eighth ^^^^*^» ««• 
March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, three hundred dollars; 

For purchase of provisions for twenty years, stipulated p^^j^^g 
*^ the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, ' 
eighteen hundred and thirty-six, two thousand dollars ; . * 

For six thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco for twenty Tobacco. 
y^Ts, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty- 
^ghth March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, nine hundred 
*^d seventy-five dollars ; 

For one hundred barrels of* salt for twenty years, stipulat- Salt. . 
^ in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, 
^g^teen hundred and thirty-six, three Jiundred and fifty 
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Fish barrels. For five hundred fish barrels for twenty years, stipulated 
in the fourth article of the treaty 6f twenty-eighth March, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-six, seven .hundred and fil|y 
dollars ; 

BlackamitliB <c For three blacksmiths and assistants, stipulated in the 

assistants. seventh article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, eigh- 
teen hundred and thirty-six, two thousand one hundred and 
sixty dollars-; 

Iron and steeL For iron and steel, &c., for shops, six hundred and sixty 
dollars ; 

Gunsmith. For gunsmith at Mackinaw^ stipulated in the seventh ar- 

ticle of the ti-eaty of twenty-eighth March, eighteen hundxed 
and thirty-six, six hundred dollars ; 

Iron and steeL For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars ; 

Farmers and as* For pay of two farmers and assistai\ts, stipulated ib the 

sistants. seventh article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, eigh- 

teen hundred and thirty-six, sixteen hundred doUaxs j 

Mechanics. For pay of two mechanics, stipulated in the seventh arti- 

cle of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, eighteen bundled 
and thirty-six, twelve hundred dollars. 

TO THE OSACES, 

Interest. For interest, at five per centum, on sixty-nine thousand 

one hundred and twenty dollars, the valuation of fifly-ftmr 
sections of land set apart by treaty of eighteen hundred and 
twenty-five for education, per resolution of the Senate of 
jkineteenth January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, thjcee 
thousand four hundred and fifty-six dollars ; 

Annuity. For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated 4n the se- 

cond article of the treaty of eleventh January, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-nine, twenty thousand dollars ; 

Smith's estab* For support of two smith's establishments, stipulated in the 

lishments. second article of the treaty of eleventh January, eighteen 
hundred and thirty-nine, two thousand dollars ; 

Millerv. For pay of two millers for fifteen years, stipulated in the 

second article of the treaty of eleventh January, eightjeftn 
hundred and thirty-nine, twelve hundred dollars ; 

Assistant mil- Fof pay of two assistant millers for eleven years^ stipu- 
lated in the second article of the treaty of eleventh January, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-nincj^ four hundred and fifty 
dollars* 

TO THE PIANKESHAWS.^ 

Annuiiief. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 

the treaty of third August^ seventeen hundred and ninety- 
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for permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 
the treaty of thirtieth December, eighteen hundred and five, 
three hundred dollars. 

to tHE PAWNEES. 

For agricultural implements for five years, and during the AgricuUnral 
pleasure of the President, stipulated in the fourth article gf »"»P*e'%«'>^- 
the treaty of ninth October, eighteen hundred and thirty- 
three, two thousand dollars. y 

TO THE POITAWATOMIES. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of Annuity*. 
the treaty of third August, seventeefl hundred and ninety- 
five, one thousand dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of 
the treaty of thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and nine, * 
five hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the third article of 
the treaty of second October, eighteen hundred and eighteen, 
two thousand five hundred dollars ; 

For limited annlRty for tWenty-tWo years, stipulated in the 
third article of the treaty of sixteenth October, eighteen hun- 
dred and twenty-six, two thousand dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of twentieth September, eighteen hundred and 
tTJ^enty-eight, two thousand dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the se- 
cond article of the treaty of twentieth September, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-eight, one thousand dollars ; 

For life annuity to chief,^stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of twentieth September, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, one hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and twen- 
ty*nine, sixteen thousand dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the third 
article of the treaty of twentieth October, eighteen hundred 
and thirty-two, fifteen thousand dollars ; 

For life annuity to two chiefs, stipulated in the third arti- 
cle of the treaty of twentieth October, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two. Tour hundred dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the third 
article of the treaty of twenty-sixth October, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-two, twenty thousand dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the third 
article of the treaty of twenty-sixth September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-three, fourteen thousand dollars ; 

For life annuity to chiefs, stipulated in the third article of 



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the treaty of twenty-sixth September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-three, seven hundred dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the second 
(supplemental ) article of the treaty of twenty-sixth September, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-three, two thousand dollars ; 

Salt. For purchase of salt, stipulated in the third article of the 

treaty of seventh June, eighteen hundred and three, one hun- 
• dred and forty dollars ; 

For purchase of one hundred and sixty bushels of salt, 
stipulated in the third article of treaty of sixteenth Oc- 
tober, eighteen handre4 and twenty-six, three hundred and 
twenty dollars ; 

Educfitiqp, For education during the pleasure of Congress, stipulated 

in the third article of the treaty of sixteenth October, ei^- 
teen hundred and twenty-six, two thousand dollars ; 

Blacksmith and For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in^the third article 

"■•tai^ of the treaty of sixteenth Optober, eighteen hundred and 

^ twenty-six, seven hundred and twenty dollars ; 

Iron and iteel. For iron and fiteel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars ; 

Education. For education during tlie pleasure of Congress, stipulated 

in the second article of the treaty of t4wentieth September, 
eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, one thousand dollars ; 

Montijr. For payment in money, in lieu of two tliousand pounds of 

tobacco, fifteen hundred pounds of iron, and three hundred 
and fifty pounds of steel, stipulated in the second article of 
the treaty of twentieth September,, eighteen hundred and 
twenty-eight, and tenth article of the treaty of fifth June, 
eighteen hundred and forty-six, three hundred dollars ; 

Blacksmith and For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the second ar- 

asaifltant. |j^j]g ^f ^^^ treaty of twentieth S%^ember, eighteen hundxed 

and twenty-eight, seven hundred and twenty dollars ; 

Iron and ateel. For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twen- 
ty dollars ; 

BteckaflMth and For blacksmith and assistant, stipulated in the second ar- 

assistant. ^j^]^ q£ ^^^ treaty of twenty-ninth July, eighteea hundred and 

twenty-nine, seven hundred and twenty dollars-; 

Iron and steel. For iron and steel, two hundred and twenty dollars ; 

Salt. . For purchase of salt, stipulated in the second article of die 

treaty of twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and twenty- 
nine, two hundred and fifty dollars ; 

Education. For education, during the pleasure of Congress, stipulated 

in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-seventh October, 
eighteen iundred and thirty-two, two thousand dollars. 

TO THE POTT AW ATOMIES OP HURON. 
Annuity.. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the second article of 

tlie treaty of seventeentii November, eighteen hundred and 
SBYen^ four hundred dollars. 



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TO THft QUAPAWS* 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in the Annuity. 
fotiTth article of the treaty of thirteenth May, eighteen hun- < 
dred and thirty-three, two. thousand dollars ; 

For education, during the pleasure of the President, stipu- Education, 
lated in the third article of the treaty of thirteenth* May, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-lhree, one thousand dollars ; 

For blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the Blacksmith and 
President, stipulated in the third article of the treaty of thir- "distant, 
teenth May, eighteen hundred. and thirty- three, eight hun- 
dred and forty dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty Bmi and steel, 
dollars ; . 

For pay of farmer, stipulated in the third article of Uie Farmer, 
trejity of ^thirteenth May, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, 
six hundred dollars. *• 

TO THE SIX NATIONS OF NEW YORK. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the sixth article of Annuity, 
the treaty of eleventh Noven^ber, seventeen hundred and^ 
ninety-four, four thoilsand five hundred dollars. • 

TO THE SENEGAS OF NEW YORK. 

For permanent annuit)^, in lieu of interest on stock, per Annuity. 
act of nineteenth February, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, 
^ix thousand dollars ; 

. For interest in lieu of investment in stock, at five per cen- Interest, 
turn, on seventy-five thousand dollars, stipulated in the act 
of June twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and forty-six, three 
thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

TO THE YANCTON AND SANTIE SIOUX. 

For blacksmith and assistant fqr ten years, and during the Blacksmith and 
pleasure of the President^ stipulated in the fourth article of *®^****'*** 
the treaty of fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty, seven • 
hundred and twenty dollars ; 

For ironand steel, &c.,for shop, two hundred and twenty Iron and steeL 
dollars; 

For agricultural implements, during the pleasure of the A&r» cultural 
President, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of *""P*®°®'*^- 
fijfteentli July, eigl^teen hundred aiid thirty, four hundred 
dollars. 

• TO THE SACS AND FOXES OP MISSOURI. 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum «n intereat. 
oxh% hundred and fiffy^seven tfaoosadd four hundred dpBars, 



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stipulated in the second article of the treaty of twenty-£rst 
October, eighteen hundred and thirtj-seven, seven thousancl 
eight hundred and seventy dollars. 

TO THE 8I0UX OF MISSISSIPPt. 

For blacksmith and assistant for ten years, during the plea- 
sure of the President, stipulated in* the fourth article of the 
treaty of fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty, eight 
hundred and forty dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars ; 

For agricultural implements, during the pleasure of the 
President, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of 
fifteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty, seven hundred 
dollars ;. 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centtim t>n 
three hundred thousand dollars, stipulated in the second ar- 
ticle of the treaty of twenty-ninth September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-seven, fifteen thousand dollars ; 

For limited annuity for twenty years, stipulated in second 
article of the treaty of twenty *ninth September, eighteen ^ 
hundred and thirty-seven, ten thousand dollars ; 

For purchase of medicines, agricultural implements and 
stock, support of farmers, physicians, blacksmith, and for 
other beneficial objects, for twenty years, stipulated in the 
second article of the treaty of twenty-nintii September, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, eight thousand two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ; 

For purchase of provisions for twenty years, stipulated in 
the second article of the treaty of twenty-ninth September, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, five thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. 



TO THE SACS AND FOXES OF MISSISSIPPI, 



AnnaitiM. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the &ir(t>artiele of 

the treaty of third November, eighteen hundred and f<mr, 
one thousand dollars ; 

For limited annuity for thirty years, stipulated in the third 
article of the treaty of twenty-first September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-two, twenty thousand dollars ; 

BlacksmiUi and For blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the 
President, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of 
fourth August, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, eij^t 
hundred and forty doUars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollars ; 

BlacksmUb and For blacksmith and assistant for thirty years^ stipttlated hi 
the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-first September, 



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ei^teen hundred and thirty-two, eight Hundred and forty 
dollars ; 

For iron and steely &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty Iron and 8te«l. 
dcjjlars; 

For gunsmith for thirty years, stipulated in the fourth ar- Gvnsmilb. 
tide of the treaty of twenty-first September, eighteen hun- 
dred and thirty-two, six hundred dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &,€., for shop, two hundred and twenty ircut and steel, 
dollalrs ; 

For agricultural implements during the pleasure of the Agricnltural 
President, stipulated, in the fourth article of the treaty of i"P*«o^'»^- 
fourth August, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, eight hun- 
dred dollars ; 

For forty barrels of salt for fliirty years, stipulated in the Salt 
ibiirth article of the treaty of twenty-first September, eigh- 
te^ hundred and thirty-two, two hundred dollars ; 

For forty kegs of tobacco for thirty years, stipulated in the ToUi^cao. 
fitdrth article of the treaty of twenty-first September, eigh- « 
^te^ hundred and thirty-two, six hundred dollars ; 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum on Interest. 
t^b hundred thousand dollars, stipulated in tlie fourth arti- 
cle of the treaty ol twenty-first October, eighteen hundred 
821^ thirty-seven, ten thousand dollars ; 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum on 
efght hundred thousand dollars, stipulated in the second 
article of the treaty of eleventh October, eighteen hundred 
and forty-two, forty thousand dollars. 

, TO THE SHAWNEES. 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of ABiuxitles. 
the treaty of third August, seventeen hundred and ninety- 
fiye, one thousand dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 
tfi^e treaty of twenty-ninth September, eighteen hundred and 
seventeen, two thousand dollars ; 

For purchase of salt, stipulated in the third article of the Salt . 
tceaty of seventh of June, eighteen hundred and three, sixty 
dollars ; 

For blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the Blacksmith and 
President, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of **"®^"'*- 
seventh November, eighteen himdred and twenty-five, eight, 
hundred and forty dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twenty Iron and atoel. 
dbllars; 

For blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the Blackflmiih and 
resident, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of""***"** 
eighth August, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, eight 
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Iron and steel. Fof ifoa and' Steel, &o., for shop, two hundred and twenty 
dollarsw 

TO THE SENEGAS AND SflAWNEES. 



Annuiiy. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 

the treaty of seventeenth September, eighteen hundred and 
eighteen, one thousand dollars ; 

Blackanitbmnd For blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the 

assistant President, stipulated in th^ fourth article of the treaty of 

twentieth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, eight hun- 
dred and forty dollars ; 

Iron and steel. For iron and steel, &/C*, for shop, two hundred and twenty 

dollars. 

TO THE SENEGAS. 

Annuities. For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth artid« of 

the treaty of twenty -ninth September, eighteen hundred and 
^ seventeen, five hundred dollars ; 

For permanent annuity, stipulated in the fourth article of 
the treaty of seventeenth September, eighteen hundred and 
eighteen, five hundred, dollars ; 
Blacksmith and Jfor blacksmith and assistant, during the pleasure of the 
assistant. President, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of 

twenty-eighth February, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, 
eight hundred and forty dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., for shop, two hundred and twepty 
dollars ; 

For pay of miller, during the pleasure of the President, 
stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-eighth 
February, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, six nundised 
. dollars. 

> TO THE WYANDOTS. 

Annuity. For permanent annuity, in lieu of all former annuities, 

stipulated in the third article of the treaty of the seventeenth 
March, eighteen hundred and forty-two, seventeen thousand 
five hundred dollars ; 

Blacksmith and ^ por the support of a blacksmith and assistant, stipulated 
in the tenth article of the treaty of twenty-ninth September, 
eighteen hundred and seventeen^ seven hundred and twenty 
dollars; 

For the purchase of iron and steel, &c., for shop, two 
hundred and twenty dollars ; 

For education, stipulated in the fourth article of the treaty 
of seventeenth Marcn, eighteen hundred and forty-two, five 
hundred dollars. 



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assistant. 



Iron and steel. 



Edncation. 



TO THE WEA8« 



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treaty of the second October^ otg^teen ]Hmdr€d a&d d^teen^ 
tlf^ee tbousand dollars, 

TO THE WINNEBAGOES. 

For limited annuity, for thirty years, stipulated in the se- Annuities. 
cdtid article of the treaty of the first of August, eighteen 
hundred and twenty-nine, eighteen thousand dollars; 

For limited annuity, for twenty-seven years, stipulated in 
tie third article of the treaty of the fifteenth of September, 
ei^teen hundred and thirty-two, ten thousand dollars ; 
. For the purchase of fifty barrels of salt, for thirty years, Salt 
stipulated in the second article of the treaty of the first of 
August, eighteen hundred and tweiity-nine, two hundred and 
fifty dollars ; 

For the purchase of three thousand pounds of tobacco, Tobacco., 
fdr thirty years, stipulated in the second article of the treaty 
of the 'first of August, eighteen hundred and tw^enty-nine, 
three hundred and fifty dollars ; 

For the purchase of one thousand five hundred pounds of 
tobacco, for twenty-SQven years, stipulated in the fifth article 
of the treaty of fifteenth of September, eighteen hundred and 
thirty-two, one hundred and seventy-five dollars ; 

For the support of three blacksmiths and assistants, for^lackftnUbs & 
thirty years, stipulated in the third article of the treaty of the ^^^"^"'^^*- 
first of August, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, two 
thousand one hundred and sixty dollars ; 

For iron and steel, &c., foi: shops, six hundred and sixty Iron a,nd steel, 
dollars ; , , 

For pay of labor., and for oxen, for thirty years, stipulated Labor, oxen, 
in the third article of the treaty of the first August, eighteen®^** * 
hundred and twenty-nine, three hundred and sixty-five dol- 
lars; . 

For the purpose of education for twenty-seven years, stip- Education. 
ulated in the fourth article of the treaty of fifteenth Sep- 
tember, dghteen hundred and thirty-two, three, thousand 
dollars ; 

For the support of six agriculturists, purchase of oxen, Agriculturists, 
ploughs, and other implements, for twenty-seven years, stip*^^- 
ulated in the fifth article of the treaty of fifteenth September, 
Ogfateen hundred and thirty-two, two tliousand five hundred 
dollars ; 

For the pay of two physicians, stipulated in the fifth ar* Physicians, 
tide of the treaty of the fifteenth September, eighteen hun- 
dripd and thirty-two, four hundred dollars ; 

For interest on investment in stock, at five per centum on Interest on 
one million one hundred thousand dollars, stipulated in the '^°*^^* 
fourth article of the treaty of first November, eighteen hun- . 
died and thirty-seven, fifty-iSve thousand dollars ; . 

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FiHfiffing treaty For fulfillmg treMy with thie Winnebagoes, viz : 
itipulaUoQs. Tq enable them to comply with their present engagemeiitSy 

^-^^J^'^J'^and to cover tlie expenses of exploring and selecting their 
thtSrnewiiome! new home, per fourth article of treaty of thirteenth October, 

eighteen hundred and forty-six, forty thousand dollars ; 
Eaq>eo8e8 after For expenses of removal, same article and treaty, twenty 
ronoiral. thousand dollars ; 

Expenses of For expenses of subsisting them for one year after remoical, 
BtttnisUng. same article and treaty, twenty thousand dollars ; 

Breaking up For breaking up and fencing land^ same article and tiea- 
land. ^y^ Igjj thousand dollars ; 

Manual labor For establishing manual labor schools^ same article and 
sAooj^. treaty, ten thousand dollars ; 

Mills. For erection of mills, same article and treaty, five thousand 

dollars ; 
Interait. For interest on eighty-five thousand [dollars,], at fi.ve per 

centum, same article and treaty^ four thousand two hundiced 
and fifty dollars. 

Sec, 2. ^^nd be it furtlier enacted^ That the foUowhig 
suras, hereinafter mentioned, be, and the same are hereby, 
appropriated for the service of the current fiscal year, viz: 

For fulfilling treaty stipulations with vaiious Indian tribes, 
and for other purposes, viz : 

TO THE POTTAWATOMIES. 

Paymeptinmo- For payment in money, to enable said Indians to arrsRige 
^^' their affairs and pay their just debts, to pay for their improve- 

ments, to purchase wagons, horses^ and other means of trans- 
portation to their new homes, and to pay individuals for the 
loss of property, stipulated in the fifth article of the treaty of 
fifth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six, fifty thousand 
dollars ; 
UetDoval&«ub- For removal and subsistence of said Indians, stipulated in 
siftonce. \^q gj^th article of said treaty, sixty thousand dollars. 

TO THE CHEROKEES. 

Indenoitj. For indemnity to the treaty party for losses and expenses 

incurred in consequence of the treaty of eighteen hundred 
and thirty-five, stipulated in the sixth article of the treaty of 
sixth August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, one hundred 
and fifteen thousand dollars ; 

Printki^ press. For payment to the Cherokee nation for a printing press, 
materials, and other property destroyed, stipuiatea in the 
eighth article of said treaty, two thousand dollars ; 

Annf . For indemnity to those whose arjns were taken from them, 

previous to their removal west, same article of said treaty, 
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For payment of this sum, being in lieu of all claims of the Claima. 
Cherokee nation, as a nation, prior to the treaty of eighteen 
hundred and thirty-five, same article of said treaty, twenty 
thousand dollars. 

For expenses of removal of Choctaws from the State of Expensw of re- 
Mississippi, and for their subsistence for twelve months °^°^^* 
tjiereafter, in addition to former appropriations, seventy-four 
thousand seven hundred and fifty-one dollars. 

For payment of interest, in lieu of investment, on seventy- Interest. 
fife thousand dollars, at five per centum per annum, to the 
Seneca Indians of New York, from the first of July, eigh- 
teen hundred and forty-six, to thirtieth June, eighteen hun- 
dred and forty-seven, stipulated in the act of June twenty- 
seventh, eighteen hundred and forty-six, three thousand 
seyen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For interest on the amounts awarded Choctaw claimants, Choetaw claan- 
tmder tlie fourteenth article of the treaty of Dancing Rabbit *°^' 
creek, of the twenty-seventh September, eighteen hundred 
and thirty, for lands on which they resided, but which it is 
now impossible to give them, and in lieu of the scrip that 
has been awarded under tlie act of twenty-third August, 
eighteen hundred and forty-two, not deliverable east, by the 
third section of the said law, per act of third of March, eigh- 
teen hundred and forty-five, for the year eighteen hundred 
sx\^ forty-seven, forty-three thousand six hundred dollars. 

To make good the interest on investments in State stocks Interest on in- 
and bonds for various Indian tribes, not yet paid by the ^talrstocVs'La 
States, to be reimbursed out of the interest when collected, bonds, 
nineteen thousand five hundred and thirty-four dollars and 
niiie cents. 

To make good the interest on investments in State stocks 
and bonds for the Chickasaw tribe of Indians, not yet paid by 
file States, to be reimbursed out of the interest when collect- 
ed, fourteen thousand nine iiundred and sixty-three dollars 
an.d twenty-six cents. 

For the reappropriation of this sum (carried to the surplus Reaippropria- 
fand) stipulated to be paid to the Chippewas, Ottowas, and Jj^^n in cowide- 
Pottawatomies, in consideration of a change of boundary of JJf j^adaiy. 
tl^e country ceded to said tribes at the treaty of Chicago, 
concluded on the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh days of 
September, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, per supple- 
mentary article to said treaty, ten thousand dollars. 

For the reappropriation of this sum (carried to the surplus Reappropria- 
fand) to meet payments to certain Cherokee Indians ^r im- jj^^JJ^^^^ j?^^ 
provements abandoned, under the treaty of sixth May, eigh-^d. 
teen hundred and twenty -eight, three hundred and forty-three 
dollars and sixty cents. 

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chap! 32.— an act to establish a laod office in the northern pail of 
Michigan, and to provide for the sale of mineral lands in the State of 
Michigaii. 

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Refit- 
sentatives of the United States of Jimerica in Congress a^ 
semhledy That all that portion of the public lands in the State 
of Michigan lying north of the boundaries of the Saginaw 
and Grand river land districts in said State, commonly caBr 
ed the northern peninsula of the State of Michigan, with the 
islands in lakes Superior) Huron, and Michigan, and in Green 
Bay, the straits of Michilimackinac, and the river St, Marj-'s, 
within the jurisdiction of said State, be, and the same ace 
Lake Superior hereby, included in a land district, to be called the Lake Sa- 
land district. pgrJor land district, and for the sale of the lands in said dis- 
trict there shall be a land office established at such point 
therein as the President of the United States may select 
8ec*yofTrea- Sec. 2. Jlnd be it further enacted, That the Secretary of 
a^SolodcaTex! *^^ Treasury shall cause a geological examination and silt- 
aminat&D and Vey of the lands embraced in said district to be made and 
surejr. reported to the Commissioner of the General Land Office. 

And the President is hereby authorized to cause such of said 
lands as may contain copper, lead; or other A'&luable ores, 
8ix months' no- to be exposed to sale, giving six months' notice of the times 
**T S'^^S^"? *° ^^^^ places of sales in such newspapers of general circula- 
flident. ^ ' ^^^^ ^^ ^^e several States as he may deem expedient, with a 
brief description of the lands to be offered; showing th^ 
number and localities of the mines known, the probaoility 
of discovering others, the quality of the ores, the facilities of 
working the mines, and the means and expense of trans- 
porting their products to the principal markets in Ihe United 
States. And all the lands embraced in said district, not re- 
ported as aforesaid, shall be sold irf the same manner as 
other lands under the laws now in force for the sale of the 
public lands, excepting arid reserving from such sales sec- 
tion sixteen in each township for the use of schools, and 
such reservations as the President shall deem necessaiy for 
public uses. 
All penoni in Sec. 3. ^nd he it further enacted. That all those persons 
**b* lease Irom ^^.^ are in possessiori, by actual occupancy, of any portion 
2ec*^*of ^m" ^f ^^^ district described in the first section of this act, un- 
may purchase der authority of a lease from the Secretary of War, for the 
lease? ****"* ^^'^purpose of mining thereon, and who have fully complied 
with all the conditions and stipulations of said lease, may 
enter and purchase the same at any time during the continu- 
ance of such lease, to the extent of such lease, and no less, 
by paying to the United States therefor at the rate of two 
dollars and fifty cents per acre : Provided, That said entry 
and purchase shall be made to include the original survey of 
such lease, as near as may be conforming to the lines of the 



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public surveys of sections and subdivisions thereof. And Persons in ac- 

all those persons who are in possession, by actual occupancy, I"** occupancy 

r r -11 1 r • • ^ i li. .f ' for mining pur- 

Qt any oi said iaiius, lor mining purposes, under authonty poses may pur- 

of a written permit.from the Secretary of War, and who have cha«e m those 
visible landmarks and muniments as boundaries thereon, and i ^^^."^ ^^ 
who have, in all other respects, complied with the conditions 
and stipulations contained in such permit, may enter and 
purchase the same, to the extent of the tract selected by them 
and reported to the Secretary of War, as required by said 
permit, and no less, in the same manner as those who hold 
under leases, and at the same price : Provided^ such entry Entry and pur- 
and purchase be made before the d<iy said lands shall be offer- ^JJJ^befoiedS 
ed for sale by order of the President. And all those persons of sale, 
who shall be in possession, by actual occupancy, of a mine 
or inines actually discovered before the passage of this act, 
and who shall pay the same per centum of rents as those 
■who hold under leases, as aforesaid, shall be permitted to 
enter and purchase one section of land, and not less, to in- 
cjude such mine or mines discovered and occupied as afore- 
said, by them, by paying to the United States the same price, 
and at the same time, as required of those who hold under 
permit's aforesaid, and all rents accruing from such lessees or • 
occupants shall be paid and delivered to such officers of the 
Government as the Secretary of the Treasury shall direct : 
Provided^ That prior to any such purchase being made under Proof of posses- 
the provisions of this section, proof of possession and occu-*'^'^ *"^ ^^^' 
pancy, as aforesaid, of the mine or mines claimed, shall be^*°^^* 
made to the register and receiver of the land district, together 
with the evidence of the payment of all rents due the United 
States, agreeably to such rules as may be prescribed by the 
Secretary of the Treasury for that purpose, which register 
and receiver shall each be entitled to receive one dollar for. 
his services therein : Provided, That an appeal from the de- 
cision of the register and receiver to the Secretary of the 
Treasury may be had under such regulations as the said 
Secretary may prescribe. And if two or more persons are 
in possession of the same section, the first occupant shall be 
entitled to a preference, unless the same can be so divided 
by legal subdivisions as to give to each the discovery claim- 
ed by him. 

Sec. 4. And he it further emcted. That the said mineral Mineral lands 
lands shall be offered for sale in quarter sections, and no bid V^®^®*^ ^<"' »*1« 
shall be received at a less rate than five dollars per acre ; {"om!*^ 
and if such lands shall not be sold at public sale at such price, 
they shall thereafter be entered at private sale at that price : 
Provided^ That no legal division or subdivision of any of No legal divi- 
said lands upon which there may be an outstanding lease or J^jjJJ'nsof s^and- 
leases from the Secretary of War unexpired or undetermin- jnp leases to be 
cd, and which is actually occupied for mining purposes, and soW« 

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the occupants of which have complied with all the requisites 
of such lease or leases, and continue to perform the same, 
shall be sold until after the determination of such lease or 
leases by efflux of time; voluntary surrender, or other legal 
extinguishment thereof, except in such cases as are provided 
for in the third section of this act, and the lessees respective- 
ly shall be entitled to the privileges secm*ed by said section 
upon the voluntary surrender of the lease or leases held by 
them. 
Seoretary of Sec. 6, And be U further enacted^ That the management 
Uie Treasury to ^nd control of the mineral lands shall be transferred from the 
mMfag«ment of War Department, and placed under the jurisdiction andcon- 
the mineral trol of the Treasury Department ; and all books, maps, pa- 
lands, pers, instruments, and other property, procured to be used 
and employed in the management, survey, exploring, or con- 
ducting of said mineral lands by the War Department, shall 
be delivered over and made subject to the disposition of the 
Secretary of the Treasury. 
President k>au- Sec. 6. And be it further enacted^ That the President, by 
thori2* com- and with the advice and consent of the Senate, so soon as a 
Se^^MiTeT^ and ^^^^^^'^^ number of townships are surveyed, and returns 
appoint register thereof made to the General Land OiSce, to a\ithorize the 
«iid receiver, commencement of the sales in said district, shall appoint 
one register and one receiver for the land office in said dis- 
trict, who shall reside at the place designated by the Presi- 
dent for the land office, receive such compensation, give se- 
curity, and discharge ail duties pertaining to such office as 
are prescribed by law. 
Approved, March 1, 1847. 



CHAP. 3S.— AN ACT to amend the act entitled "An act to reduce the 
rates of postage, to limit the use and correct the abuse of the frankiDg 
privilege, and tor the prevention of frauds on the revenues of the Post 
Ofiiee Depaxtment," passed third of March, eighteen hundred and forty- 
five. 

|[Sec« 1.] Be it enacted by thi Senate and House o/Rep' 
resenfatives of the United States of America in Congress as- 
Katef «f coii^ senAled^ That in lieu of commissions allowed deputy post- 
jalsfiion^ masters by the fourteenth section of the act of the third of 

March, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, the Postmaster 
General may ajlow, on the proceeds of their respective 
offices, a commissioQ not exceeding the foUowing rates on 
the amount rie^^iv^d In any one year, or a due proportion 
thereof for less thaj» a y^ar : On a sum not exceeding one 
hundred dollars, forty per cent ; on a sum over the first hon- 
4red and not exceediog foiir hundred dollars, thirty-three 
iwd oAe-third per cf At ; on a SMm over and above the fid^ 



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four hundred dollars and not exceeding twenty-four hundred 
dollars, thirty per cent. ; on a sum over twenty-four hundred 
dollars, twelve and one-half per cent% ; on all sums arising 
from* the postage on newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets, 
fifty per cent. ; on the amount of postages on letters or 
packets received for distribution, seven per cent. : Provided^ 
That all allowances, commissions, or other emoluments, shall Allovrances, 
. be subject to the provisions of the forty-first section of the ^^'^'^^^'j^^^ 
act which this is intended to amend ; and that the annual provisions of 
compensation therein limited shall be computed for the fiscal lprty-fir»t tec- 
year commencing on the first of July and ending the thirtieth jg^,^ ^ 

o£ June each year, and that for any period less than a year 
the restrictions contained in said section shall be held to 
apply in a due piUjportion for such fractional period : \^nd 
provided further ^ . That the compensation to any deputy CompenMlJon 
postmaster under the foregoing provisions to be computed ^° deputy post- 
upon the receipt at his office of a larger sura shall in no case 
fjdl short of the amount to which he would be entitled under 
a smaller sura received at his office. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all moneys taken.Moncys talien 
from the mails of the United States^ by robbery, theft, or ^^ 'J'^^!^^'^^**!**^ 
otherwise, which have come, or may hereafter come into the order of Post- 
possession or custody of any of the agents of the Post Office master Goiwral. 
Department, or any other officers of the United States, or 
any other person or persons whatever, shall be paid to the 
order of the Postmaster General, to be kept by him as othei 
moneys of the Post Office Department, to and for the use 
and benefit of the rightful owner, to be paid whenever satis- 
factory proof thereof shall be made ; and upon the failure of 
any person in the employment of the United States to pay 
orver such, moneys when demanded, the person so refusing 
shall be subject to the penalties prescribed by law against 
defaulting officers. ^ 

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all members of Franking priri- 
Congress, delegates from Territories, the Vice President of ^^g®- 
the United States, the Secretary of the Senate, and the Clerk 
of the House of Representatives, shall have the power to 
send and receive public documents free of postage during 
their terra of office, and that the said merabers and delegates 
diall have the power to send and receive public documents 
free of postage up to the first Monday of December follow- 
ing the expiration of their term of office. 

Sec. 4. And be it furtlier enacted, That the Secretary of 
the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives snail 
have the power to receive, as well as to send, all letters and 
packages, not weighing over two ounces^ free of postage 
during their term of office. 

Sec 5. AndbeitfarVier enacted, That members of Con- 
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letters and packages, not weiring over two ounces, free of 
postage up to the first Monday in December following the 
expiration of their term of office. 
Approved, March 1, 1847. 



CHAP. 34.-<AN ACT to axn^nd an act entitled " An act to regulate the 

carria<;e of