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Whitehall har For improving the entrance of Whitehall harbor, on Lake Chambor.

plain, eight thousand dollars. Ice-breaker, For building an ice-breaker on Staten island, nineteen thousand five Staten Island. hundred dollars. New Jersey.

For improving the harbor at New Brunswick, by removing the obNew Bruns structions in the Raritan river, according to a plan reported to the War wick harbor.

Department by Hartman Bache, seven thousand dollars. Little Egg

For the protection and improvement of Little Egg harbor, according harbor. to the plan reported to the War Department, five thousand dollars. Survey of For a survey of Crow Shoal in Delaware bay, to ascertain the Crow Shoal.

expediency of constructing a breakwater or artificial harbor, one thouPennsylvania. sand dollars. Chester har For repairs at the harbor of Chester, three thousand dollars. bor.

For removing the bar on the river Delaware, in the neighborhood of Delaware river, near Fort Fort Mifflin, with the view of improving the harbor of Philadelphia, Mifflin. fifteen thousand dollars. Delaware. For improving the harbor of Wilmington, by removing the bar at the Wilmington mouth of Christiana river, according to the plan recommended by harbor. Maryland.

Hartman Bache, of the engineer corps, fifteen thousand dollars. Baltimore har For deepening the harbor of Baltimore, twenty thousand dollars. bor.

For a survey of the head waters of Chesapeake bay, pursuant to a Survey, Ches- resolution of the Legislature of Maryland, five hundred dollars. apeake bay.

Virginia. For a survey of James river, with the view of improving the harbor
Survey of of Richmond, five hundred dollars.
James river.
Channels of

For improving the navigation of the natural channels at the northern Dismal Swamp and southern entrances of the Dismal Swamp canal, fifteen thousand Canal.

dollars. N. Carolina. Shoal in Pam

For removing a sand shoal in Pamtico river, five thousand dollars, by tico river. means of the dredging machine now in operation at Ocracock inlet.

Shoal in New For removing the oyster shoal in New river, Onslow county, by means river.

of the dredging machine now in operation in the collection district of

Wilmington, five thousand dollars. Beaufort harb'r.

To improve the harbor of Beaufort, five thousand dollars. S. Carolina. Survey George For a survey of the bar and harbor at Georgetown, one thousand town harbor. dollars. Georgia. Removing

For the removal of the Brunswick bar, with the view of improving the Brunswick bar. harbor of Brunswick, ten thousand dollars. Ohio.

For constructing two piers and improving the navigation at the mouth Mouth of Ver- of Vermilion river, ten thousand dollars, according to the plan reported milion river.

to the War Department. Indiana. For the construction of a harbor at Michigan city, according to the Michigan city plan reported to the War Department, twenty thousand dollars. harbor. Louisiana.

For increasing the depth of water in the mouth of the Mississippi Mouth of Mis- river, by closing some of the passages leading out of it, or by cutting a sissippi river. ship channel, or by any other means which shall be deemed expedient

by the Secretary of War, with the approbation of the President of the United States, seventy-five thousand dollars; the said sum to be expended in whole or in part, as may be thought proper by the War Department,

after the necessary survey shall have been made. Missouri. Pier near St.

For a pier to give direction to the current of the Mississippi river, Louis. near the city of St. Louis, fifteen thousand dollars. Survey of riv.

For the survey of Saint Francis, Black, and White rivers, in Arkansas ers in Arkansas and Missouri. and Missouri, to determine upon the expediency of removing the natural

Florida. rafts thereon, one thousand dollars.
Removing For removing a mud shoal, called the Bulk Head, in the channel
Bulk Head

from East Pass to Appalachicola, ten thousand dollars.

For the construction of a pier or breakwater at the mouth of the Mouth of St. river Saint Joseph, twenty thousand dollars. Joseph river.

For the survey of the mouth of Milwaukie river, on Lake Michigan, Wisconsin. to determine the practicability of making a harbor by deepening the Survey of Mil

waukee channel, four hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the reports upon all the Reports upon aforesaid surveys shall contain a statement of all such facts within the surveys to con

tain estimates, knowledge of the engineers respectively making the surveys, as are or &c. may be in any way materially connected with the proposed improvements, and also with estimates, in detail, of the sums of money necessary for such improvements, respectively. APPROVED, July 4, 1836.

STATUTE I. CHÁP. CCCLXIV.An Act to repeal so much of the act of March second, seven- July 4, 1836.

teen hundred and ninety-nine, as respects the issuing of certificates on the importation of wines.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Repeal of sec. States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act of 7, act of March

2, 1799, ch. 22. Congress, passed second March, seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, as requires that the surveyor or chief officers of inspection of any port, where wines may be landed, shall give to the proprietor, importer or consignee thereof, or his or her agent, a certificate, as mentioned in the fortieth and forty-first sections of said act, is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, July 4, 1836.

No. l. Resolution authorizing the President to furnish rations to certain inhabit-

ants of Florida. Be it Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Rations from United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President stores to be deof the United States be authorized to cause rations to be delivered livered, &c. from the public stores to the unfortunate sufferers, who are unable to provide for themselves, and who have been driven from their homes by Indian depredations in Florida, until they can [be] re-established in their possessions, or so long as the President shall consider it necessary.

APPROVED, February 1, 1836.

No. 2. Resolution to establish certain post roads in Missouri and Arkansas.

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Post roads to States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General be established. be, and he is hereby authorized to establish the following post roads ; From Fort Towson, in the Territory of Arkansas, to Fort Gibson, and from Fort Gibson, by Fayette, in Arkansas Territory, Barry courthouse, Van Buren court-house, Jackson court-house, Fort Leavenworth, Liberty, in Clay county, Plattsburgh, in Clinton county, Fort Des Moines, to the town of Dubuque on the Mississippi river. And the same shall be continued until otherwise provided for by law.

APPROVED, March 19, 1836.

No. 3. Resolution to suspend the sale of a part of the public lands acquired by the

treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek. Be it Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

Reservations United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the of lands to be public lands, acquired by the treaty concluded with the Choctaw nation withheld from of Indians, at Dancing Rabbit creek, on the twenty-eighth day of Sep- 1st December, tember, eighteen hundred and thirty, as has been conditionally, or 1836. otherwise located by the locating agent of the United States to persons claiming reservations under the fourteenth article of said treaty, be


withheld from public sale until the first day of December next: Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall be taken or construed as indicating any intention on the part of Congress to confirm said claims.

APPROVED, May 9, 1836.

No. 4. A Resolution to change the time of making contracts for the transportation of

the mail. The contract Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United year for carry: States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General end on the 30th be authorized, provided the same can be done at the present rates of of June. compensation, to extend the term of the existing contracts for the

Act of July 2, transportation of the mail, to the thirtieth day of June inclusive, next 1836, ch. 270.

succeeding the thirty-first day of December, in each year in which said contracts expire, so that the contract year may, after the first day of January next, commence on the first day of July, instead of the first day of January.

APPROVED, May 14, 1836.

No.5. A Resolution to authorize the Secretary of War to receive additional evidence

in support of the claims of Massachusetts and other States of the United States, for

disbursements, services, &c. during the late war. Evidence, if Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United satisfactory, to States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War, though not con: in preparing his report pursuant to a resolve of the House of Repreforming to ex

sentatives, agreed to on the twenty-fourth of February, eighteen hunisting rules. dred and thirty-two, be, and he hereby is, authorized, without regard to

existing rules and requirements, to receive such evidence as is on file, and any further proofs which may be offered tending to establish the validity of the claims of Massachusetts upon the United States, or any part thereof, for services, disbursements, and expenditures during the late war with Great Britain; and in all cases where such evidence shall in his judgment prove the truth of the items of claim, or any part thereof, to act on the same in like manner as if the proof consisted of such vouchers and evidence, as is required by existing rules and regulations touching the allowance of such claims: And that in the settlement of claims of other States upon the United States for services, disbursements, and expenditures during the late war with Great Britain, the same kind of evidence, vouchers and proof shall be received as is herein provided for in relation to the claim of Massachusetts, the validity of which shall be, in like manner, determined and acted upon by the Secretary of War.

APPROVED, May 14, 1836.

Unexpended balance appropriated to repairs.

No. 6. A Resolution authorizing the repair of the bridge across the river Potomac,

at Washington. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized to have all repairs made to the bridge across the Potomac river, which have become necessary from the late flood, and that the expenses of said repairs be paid out of the money heretofore appropriated for the erection of said bridge, and which is now in the Treasury, unexpended.

APPROVED, June 7, 1836.

No. 7. A Resolution providing for the distribution of weights and measures.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United A complete set States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the of such weights Treasury be, and he hereby is directed to cause a complete set of all are intended for the weights and measures adopted as standards, and now either made or custom houses in the progress of manufacture for the use of the several custom-houses, to be delivered and for other purposes, to be delivered to the Governor of each State in to each State. the Union, or such person as he may appoint, for the use of the States respectively, to the end that an uniform standard of weights and measures may be established throughout the United States.

APPROVED, June 14, 1836.

No. 8. A Resolution to furnish the Rotundo with paintings. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Contract to be States of America in Congress assembled, That a joint committee be made with four appointed to contract with one or more competent American artists for ists. the execution of four historical pictures upon subjects serving to illustrate the discovery of America; the settlement of the United States ; the history of the Revolution; or of the adoption of the Constitution; to be placed in the vacant pannels of the Rotundo; the subjects to be left to the choice of the artists under the control of the committee.

APPROVED, June 23, 1836.

No. 9. A Resolution referring the petition and papers of the heirs of Robert

Fulton, deceased, to the Secretary of the Navy, to report thereon to Congress.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Moneys paid to States of America in Congress assembled, That the petition and papers Robert Fulton of the heirs of Robert Fulton, be referred to the Secretary of the Navy, to be debited to to state an account between the United States and said heirs, by debiting his heirs. them with all the moneys paid to the said Robert Fulton, and not settled on the books of the Treasury Department. Second. To credit

the said heirs with all moneys advanced or ex- Moneys expended by the said Fulton, in and about the business of the United pended by R. F.

for the U. S. to States, committed to his care, or about which he had an agency.

be credited. Third. To credit the said heirs a compensation commensurate with A compensathe value and importance of the services rendered by the said Robert tion commensuFulton, to the United States, in inventing a system of coast and harbor rate with the defence, and in testing its utility so far as he was employed or engaged tem of harbor to render such services by the authorities of the United States, or when defence to be such services were recognised as having been rendered for the United allowed. States, previous to, or during, the late war with Great Britain.

Fourth. To credit the said heirs with the like compensation, for the Compensation services of the said Robert Fulton, for inventing and in superintending for inventing the construction of a steam frigate, at New York, during and after tending steam said war.

frigate. Fifth. To credit the said heirs with a just and equitable compensa- Allowance to tion, for the detention of the steam-boat Vesuvius, at New Orleans, be made for defrom the thirtieth of December, eighteen hundred and fourteen, to the tension of the twelfth of March, eighteen hundred and fifteen, both days inclusive, being the time the said boat remained aground by reason of her being impressed into the service of the United States, and grounded when in said service.

Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That the said Secretary of the Navy Secretary of be authorized to take such further testimony as he shall think necessary, Navy may iako and that he ascertain what defence was made to the suit in favor of the further testimo United States, against the representatives of Robert Fulton in the to a suit in favor


of the United southern district of New York, and what composed the items of set-off States, and re- to the claim of the United States; and that said Secretary report his port to Congress.

proceedings at the next session of Congress.

APPROVED, June 23, 1836.

No.10. A resolution to apply the unexpended balance of the appropriation for the

Potomac bridge to the improvement of Maryland avenue leading thereto, and

for other purposes. The balance

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United of the appropri- States of America in Congress assembled, That the balance of the apation 10 be ex propriation for the construction of the bridge across the Potomac, at the ryland avenue. city of Washington, remaining unexpended after the said bridge shall

have been repaired in obedience to the directions contained in the joint resolution passed for that purpose at the present session of Congress, be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, to be applied under the direction of the Commissioner of the Public Buildings, towards the graduation, gravelling and planting of the Maryland avenue, in said city, from its eastern extremity to the said bridge, in equal proportions on the east

and west of the Capitol, according to distance. Commissioner Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That it shall be the duty of the of public build- Commissioner of Public Buildings to attend to the draws, cause the ings to attend to bridge to be properly lighted, to guard against wanton injuries and He may employ obstructions, and to preserve a due police on and near it, so as to ensure three assistants. the safety of passengers and of the public property; that said Commis

sioner shall receive for his services the yearly compensation of three hundred dollars, and be authorized to employ three assistants, at a compensation not exceeding one dollar and fifty cents a day.

APPROVED, July 1, 1836.

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