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Provisions to For cost of sundry articles of provisions furnished to the Seneca, the Seneca, Se. Seneca and Shawnee, and Osage Indians, while in a destitute condineca and Shaw. tion, in eighteen hundred and thirty-four, by the commissioners west, nee, and Osage Indians. &c., as per statement rendered and on file in the office of the Second
Auditor, to reimburse the appropriation for Indian annuities out of which
the same was paid, one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars; Visit of delega
For expenses of delegations of Ioways, Yancton Sioux, and Sacs tions of Ioways, and Foxes of Missouri, who visited this and the Northern cities in &c.
eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, by invitation, including the usual
presents and contingent expenditures, nine thousand dollars ; Visit of dele. For expenses of delegations of Pawnees, Ottoes and Missourias, and gations of Paw. Omabas, who visited this and the Northern cities in eighteen hundred nees, Oitoes,
and thirty-seven, by invitation, including the usual presents and con&c.
tingent expenditures, twelve thousand five hundred dollars; Visit of dele.
For expenses of delegations of not exceeding three Choctaws, three gations of Choc. Creeks, and five Osages, who have obtained permission to visit this taws, Creeks, and Osages.
city, including the usual presents and contingent expenditures, five
thousand dollars; Buildings and For the value of the buildings and improvements of the Miamies on improvements the lands ceded by them in the treaty of twenty-third October, eighteen on lands ceded by the Miamies.
hundred and thirty-four, per sixth article, as ratified by the Senate, five
thousand six hundred and seven dollars ; Treaties with For carrying into effect the treaties with the Chippewas of Saganaw, the Chippewas of the fourteenth January, and twentieth December, eighteen hundred of Saginaw.
and thirty-seven, and twenty-third January, eighteen hundred and thirty
eight, eighty-one thousand dollars; Treaty with For carrying into effect the treaty with the Chippewas of the Misthe Chippe was sissippi of the twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, of the Mississip pi.
two hundred and eight thousand five hundred dollars; Treaty with For carrying into effect the Treaty with the Sioux of the Mississippi the Sioux of the of the twenty-ninth September, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, as Mississippi.
ratified by the Senate, two hundred and fifty-eight thousand two hun
dred and fifty dollars; Treaty with For carrying into effect the treaty with the Sacs and Foxes of the the Sacs and
Mississippi of the twenty-first October, eighteen hundred and thirtyFoxes of the Mississippi.
seven, as ratified by the Senate, one hundred and eighty-four thousand
three hundred and fifty dollars; Treaty with For carrying into effect the treaty with the Sacs and Foxes of the the Sacs and Missouri of the twenty-first October, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, Foxes of the twelve thousand nine hundred and seventy dollars ; Missouri. Treaty with
For carrying into effect the treaty with the Yancton and Santie Sioux the Yancton of the twenty-first October, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, seven and Santie thousand dollars; Sioux. Treaty with For carrying into effect the treaty with the Winnebagoes of the first the Winneba- November, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, four hundred and fortygoes.
five thousand five hundred dollars; Treaty with For carrying into effect the treaty with the lowas of the twenty-third the lowas. November, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, five thousand dollars ;
Treaty with For carrying into effect the treaty with the Oneidas at Green Bay of the Oneidas at the third February, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, thirty-seven thouGreen Bay.
sand and forty-seven dollars; Appropriation To the Osages for interest at five per cent. on sixty-nine thousand to the Osages. one hundred and twenty dollars, being the value of the fifty-four sec
tions of land set apart by the treaty of eighteen hundred and twentyfive, for education purposes, and for which they have agreed to accept two dollars per acre, as authorized by the Senate, in its resolution of the nineteenth January last, which resolution also provides for the investment of the amount, three thousand four hundred and fifty-six dol
To the Delawares for interest at five per cent. on forty-six thousand Appropriation and eighty dollars, being the value of thirty-six sections of land set to the Delaapart by the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, for education purposes, and for which they have agreed to accept two dollars per acre, as authorized by the Senate, in its resolution of the nineteenth January last, which resolution also provides for the investment of the amount, two thousand three hundred and four dollars ;
For holding a treaty with the Creeks for the purpose of adjusting Treaty with their claims for property and improvements abandoned or lost in con- the Creeks. sequence of their emigration West of the Mississippi, two thousand dollars;
For payment of the amount of depredations committed by the Osage Depredations and Camanche Indians on the property of the Choctaw Indians, eight by the Osage,
and Camanche hundred and twenty-five dollars ;
Indians. For expenses of holding a treaty with the Wyandot Indians of the Treaty with State of Ohio, one thousand five hundred dollars;
of Ohio. For payment of the expense of a delegation from the Seneca Indians
Visit of a delewho visited Washington, to protest against the ratification of a late gation from the treaty entered into with them by a commissioner acting under the au- Seneca Indians. thority of the United States, seven hundred eighty-nine dollars and twenty-three cents; For the expenses of the delegation of the Senecas, who visited
Visit of a dele. Washington to urge the ratification of the late treaty with them and gation of the the other New York Indians, and the expenses of negotiating that Senecas. Treaty with the Senecas and the other bands of New York Indians, including all the expenses incident thereto, nine thousand five hundred dollars.
For the expenses of submitting again to those Indians the Treaty as Resubmitting amended and ratified by the Senate for the purpose of obtaining their to those Indians
the treaty as assent to the amended Treaty, four thousand dollars.
amended. For holding a treaty with the Osages for the extinguishment of their
Treaty with title to reservations in lands within other tribes and for other purposes, the Osages. two thousand dollars.
For defraying the expenses of fourteen Sac and Fox Indians, who Visit of Sac were induced to visit Washington by the false representations of their and Fox Indians
10 Washington. conductor, two hundred and twenty-one dollars and fifty cents.
For the purposes of defraying expenses of negotiations with the Negotiations Miami Indians, eight hundred and sixiy dollars, to be paid to the fol- with the Mia
mies. lowing persons in the following proportions, to wit:
To William Marshall for forty-two days' service as Commissioner, W. Marshall three hundred and thirty-six dollars.
for service. To Henry L. Ellsworth for fifty-four days' service as Commissioner, H.L.Ellsworth four hundred and thirty dollars, and to Aller Hamilton for seventeen for service:
A. Hamilton days' services as Secretary, one hundred and two dollars.
for service. To defray the expenses of an exploring party of Miamies Indians, Exploring par. the sum of nineteen hundred and ninety dollars.
ty of Miamies. For affording temporary subsistence to such Indians west of the Mis
Temporary sissippi, who, by reason of their recent emigration or the territorial subsistence to arrangements incident to the policy of setting apart a portion of the certain Indians public domain west of the Mississippi, for the residence of all the west of the Mis
sissippi. tribes residing east of that river, as are unable to subsist themselves, and for the expenses attending the distribution of the same, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War.
APPROVED, July 7, 1838.
vide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, and seal of the United States, and
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the So much of act United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the Sept. 15, 1789, act entitled "An act to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, ch. 14, as requires the Sec.
and seal of the United States, and for other purposes," approved fifof State to have teenth of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, as the laws record- directs the Secretary of State to cause to be recorded, in his office,
the acts and resolutions of Congress, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
APPROVED, July 7, 1838. STATUTE II. July 7, 1838. Chap. CLXXXVIII.-An Act to encourage the introduction and promote the
cultivation of tropical plants in the United States. Preamble. Whereas in obedience to the Treasury circular of the sixth of Septem
ber, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, Doctor Henry Perrine, late American Consul at Campeachy, has distinguished himself by his persevering exertions to introduce tropical plants into the United States: and whereas he has demonstrated the existence of a tropical climate in southern Florida, and has shown the consequent certainty of the immediate domestication of tropical plants in tropical Florida, and the great probability of their gradual acclimation throughout all our southern and southwestern States, especially of such profitable plants as propagate themselves on the poorest soils; and whereas, if the enterprise should be successful, it will render valuable our hitherto worthless soils, by covering them with a dense population of small cultivators and family manufacturers, and will thus promote the peace, prosperity, and permanency of the Union : There fore,
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Grant of land United States of America in Congress assembled, That a township of to H. Perrine.
land is hereby granted to Doctor Henry Perrine and his associates, in the southern extremity of the peninsula of East Florida, to be located in one body of six miles square, upon any portion of the public lands
below twenty-six degrees north latitude. When to be Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said tract of land shall located, &c. be located within two years from this date, by said Henry Perrine, and
shall be surveyed under his direction, by the surveyor of Florida, ProProviso. vided, That it shall not embrace any land having sufficient quantities
of naval timber to be reserved to the United States, nor any sites for
maritime ports or cities. When a patent
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever any section of shall issue. land in said tract, shall be really occupied by a bona fide settler, ac
tually engaged in the propagation or cultivation of valuable tropical plants, and upon proof thereof being made to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, a patent shall issue to the said Henry Perrine and
his associates. How and when Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every section of land in the it shall be for.
tract aforesaid, which shall not be occupied by an actual settler, posifeited to the U.S.
tively engaged in the propagation or cultivation of useful tropical plants within eight years from the location of said tract, or when the adjacent territory shall be surveyed and offered for sale, shall be forfeited to the United States.
APPROVED, July 7, 1839.
STATUTE IL. *HAP. CLXXXIX.–An Act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows. July 7, 1838.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That if any person Five years' who served in the war of the Revolution, in the manner specified in the pension granted act passed the seventh day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, dows of officers entitled "An act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain sur- and soldiers, viving officers and soldiers of the Revolution," have died, leaving a
Act of June 7, widow, whose marriage took place after the expiration of the last period 1832, ch. 126. of his service, and before the first day of January, seventeen hundred and ninety-four, such widow shall be entitled to receive, for and during the term of five years from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, the annuity or pension which might have been allowed to her husband in virtue of said act, if living at the time it was passed; Provided, That in the event of the marriage of such widow, said an- Proviso. nuity or pension shall be discontinued.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no pledge, mortgage, sale, No pledge, assignment, or transfer of any right, claim, or interest, in any annuity, mortgage, &c.
of the half pay half pay, or pension, granted by this act, shall be valid, nor shall the
or pension to be half pay, annuity, or pension, granted by this act, or any former act of valid. Congress, be liable to attachment, levy, or seizure, by any process in
Not liable to
be seized or at. law, or equity, but shall enure wholly to the personal benefit of the pen- tached. sioner or annuitant entitled to the same; and that before a warrant shall be delivered to any person acting for or in behalf of any one entitled to money under this act, such person shall take and subscribe an oath Oath to be ta. or affirmation, to be administered by the proper accounting officer, and ken by an altorput on file, that he has no interest in said money, by any pledge, mort- delivery of the gage, transfer, agreement, understanding, or arrangement, and that he warrant. does not know or believe that the same has been so disposed of to any
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War shall Regulations. adopt such regulations and forms of evidence, in relation to applications and payments under this act as the President of the United States may prescribe. APPROVED, July 7, 1938.
STATUTE II. Chap. CXC.–An Act making appropriations for certain roads in the Territory July 7, 1838.
of Wisconsin. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums of money be, and the same are hereby appropriated for the con- From Fort struction of roads in the Territory of Wisconsin, to wit: For the con- Howard to the
. struction of a road from Fort Howard at Green Bay, by Milwaukee and
dary line of IlliRacine, to the Northern boundary line of the State of Illinois, in the nois. direction of Chicago in that State, to be expended in the Territory of
From Milwau. Wisconsin, fifteen thousand dollars. For the construction of a road kee to the Misfrom the town of Milwaukee on Lake Michigan, by way of Madison, sissippi. the permanent seat of Government of the said Territory, to a point opposite the town of Dubuque on the Mississippi river, ten thousand dollars. For the construction of the necessary bridges and removing ob- From the structions in the mail road from the northern line of Missouri, through northern line of the original counties of Des Moines and Dubuque, to some suitable Missouri to the
Mississippi. point on the Mississippi river between Prairie du Chien and Dubuque, ten thousand dollars. For the completion of the military road from
Fort Crawford Fort Crawford, by Winnebago, to Fort Howard at Green Bay, five 10 F1, Howard. thousand dollars. The said roads shall be constructed under the direc- structed under tion of the Secretary of War, pursuant to contracts to be made by him: direction, &c.
Proviso. Provided always, That nothing contained in this act shall be so con
strued as to imply that the United States are pledged or in any manner
bound to make any appropriation in future, to make, or construct, said Survey for im- roads, or any part or portion of them. For the survey, with the view provement of to the improvement of the navigation of Rock river, from the Illinois navigation of
line, as far up the same as the contemplated point of intersection with Rock river.
the Milwaukee and Rock river canal, and also of the Haven of the said river, next below Lake Kushkenong to Madison, the seat of Govern
ment of the Territory of Wisconsin, a sum not exceeding one thousand Survey of Des dollars. For the survey of the Des Moines and Iowa rivers, with a Moines and lo- view to the improvement of their navigation, a sum not exceeding one wa rivers.
thousand dollars. For a survey and estimate of the cost of a railroad A railroad from Milwaukee to
from Milwaukee to Dubuque, a sum not exceeding two thousand dolDubuque.
APPROVED, July 7, 1838.
on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam. (a)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Owners of States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of steamboats to make a new eu
all owners of steamboats, or vessels propelled in whole or in part by rolment and steam, on or before the first day of October, one thousand eight huntake out a new dred and thirty-eight, to make a new enrolment of the same, under the license. existing laws of the United States, and take out from the collector or
surveyor of the port, as the case may be, where such vessel is enrolled, a new license, under such conditions as are now imposed by law, and
as shall be imposed by this act. Shall not trans
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for the port goods, &c. owner, master, or captain of any steamboat or vessel propelled in whole or passengers, without a new
or in part by steam, to transport any goods, wares, and merchandise, or license. passengers, in or upon the bays, lakes, rivers, or other navigable waters
of the United States, from and after the said first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight; without having first obtained, from the proper officer, a license under the existing laws, and without having complied with the conditions imposed by this act; and for each
and every violation of this section, the owner or owners of said vessel Penalty for violation of this
shall forfeit and pay to the United States the sum of five hundred dolsection. lars, one-half for the use of the informer; and for which sum or sums How recover
the steamboat or vessel so engaged shall be liable, and may be seized able.
and proceeded against summarily, by way of libel, in any district court
of the United States having jurisdiction of the offence. District judge Sec. 3. And be it further enactell, That it shall be the duty of the to appoini per- district judge of the United States, within whose district any ports of sons 10 inspect
entry or delivery may be, on the navigable waters, bays, lakes, and the boilers and machinery.
rivers of the United States, upon the application of the master or owner
of any steamboat or vessel propelled in whole or in part by steam, to Their qualifi- appoint, from time to time, one or more persons skilled and competent cations and du. to make inspections of such boats and vessels, and of the boilers and
machinery employed in the same, who shall not be interested in the manufacture of steam engines, steamboat boilers, or other machinery belonging to steam vessels, whose duty it shall be to make such inspection when called upon for that purpose, and to give to the owner or
master of such boat or vessel duplicate certificates of such inspection; (a) An act authorizing the appointment of persons to test the usefulness of inventions to improve and render safe the boilers of steam engines against explosions ; June 28, 1838, chap. 147.
An act to modify the act entitled, “ An act to provide for the better security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam," approved July 7, 1838; March 3, 1843, chap 94,