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STATUTE II. CHAP. XXIII. -An Act to establish certain post roads.

April 14, 1842. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following The post roads be established as post roads : From Rome, in Georgia, to Commerce, established, dein the State of Mississippi, and also to Memphis in the State of Ten- signated. nessee, namely, from Rome, through Warrenton, Decatur and Tuscumbia, in Alabama and Jacinto, in Mississippi, to Ripley, in said State, as a common point, and from said point through Holly Springs and Hernando, to Commerce, and from Ripley through La Grange, in Tennessee, to Memphis, in said State. APPROVED, April 14, 1842.

STATUTE IT. CHAP. XXIV.- An Act to provide for the allowance of invalid pensions to certain April 14, 1842.

Cherokee warriors, under the provisions of the fourteenth article of the treaty
of eighteen hundred and thirty-five.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary

Certain Che. of War be, and he hereby is, required to place on the pension roll such to be allowed warriors of the Cherokee Nation, as were engaged on the side of the pensions. United States in the late war with Great Britain and the Southern Indians, and who were wounded in such service, at the same rates of pension as are allowed by law to the officers and soldiers of the regular army of the United States, under such rules and regulations as to the proof of disability as the Secretary of War shall prescribe: which pensions shall commence from the period of disability. APPROVED, April 14, 1842.

STATUTE II. Chap. XXV.-Anbct relative to the act entitled, An act granting lands to cer- April 14, 1842.

tain exiles from l'oland,approved, thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and thirtyfour.

Act of June 30,

1834, ch. 217. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the acts now Acts now in in force for the sale of the public lands, and granting pre-emption rights force for the to actual settlers, be, and the same are hereby, declared to extend to, lic lands, &c. and include, the lands selected in townships forty-four, forty-five, and extended to cerforty-six, north of the base line, range one east, of the third principal fain lands semeridian, lying in the State of Illinois, by Lewis Clopicki, under color the act granting of the act entitled, “ An act granting lands to certain exiles from Po- lands to Polish land.” The said selections not having been made in pursuance of the exiles. provisions of said act, which act is hereby declared to be in full force, for the benefit of said Polish exiles. APPROVED, April 14, 1842.

STATUTE II. Chap. XXVI.-An Act for the extension of the loan of eighteen hundred and April 15, 1842. forty-one, and for an addition of five millions of dollars thereto ; and for allowing interest on Treasury notes due.

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the time limited by Time for obthe first section of the act of Congress, entitled “An act authorizing a extended. loan not exceeding the sum of twelve millions of dollars," approved July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-one, for obtaining said Act of July 21, loan, shall be, and the same is hereby, extended for one year from the 1841, ch. 3. passage of this act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of said loan as may Loan reimbursbe obtained after the passage of this act shall be made reimbursable, as

ble, when. shall be agreed upon and determined at the time of issuing said stock, VOL.V. -60

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either at the will of the Secretary of the Treasury, after six months notice, or at any time not exceeding twenty years from the first day of

January next. Form of certi- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the certificates hereafter to ficates. be issued for said loan may, when required, be in such form as shall be

prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, so that the stock may be Stock, how transferable by delivery of the certificate, instead of being assignable transferable.

on the books of the Treasury. Stock to be Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treadisposed of, how.

sury be, and he hereby is, authorized to dispose of the stock hereafter to be issued, or any part thereof, at its par value, but no part thereof shall be disposed of under par until the same has been advertised a reasonable time, and proposals for subscription to said loan invited. And the said Secretary is hereby authorized to accept such proposals, if he deem it for the interest of the United States so to do, as shall offer the highest price for said stock or any part thereof; or to appoint an agent or agents as provided in the third section of the act, approved July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-one, before recited, to negotiate the same: Provided, That no stock shall be disposed of at a

lower rate than the highest price offered in said proposals. Moneys aris- Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the moneys arising from ing from duties duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, which may be imported into pledged for the the United States, or so much thereof as shall be equal to the payment, payment of the interest, &c. from time to time, of the interest, and to the ultimate redemption of

the principal of the said stock, be, and the same are hereby, pledged for the payment and redemption of the stock hereafter to be issued under and' by virtue of this act and the said act of July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-one, hereby amended; and so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the interest on said stock, and redeem the same when due, is hereby appropriated to that object, to be first applied by the Secretary of the Treasury to such payments and redemp

tion. Report to be Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the made to Con- Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress, at the commencement gress of the am't of money

of the next session, the amount of money borrowed under this act and borrowed, &c. the act hereby amended, and of whom and upon what terms it shall

have been obtained, with an abstract or brief statement of all the proposals submitted for the same, distinguishing between those accepted and those rejected; and a detailed statement of the expense of making

such loans. What provi:

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all the provisions of the said sions of the for- act, not hereby modified or changed, shall be and remain in force, and mer act shall remain in force. apply to this act. Additional loan Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United authorized. States is hereby authorized to borrow an additional sum, not exceeding

the sum of five millions of dollars, if, in his opinion, the exigencies of the Government may require the same; which additional loan shall be made within the time and according to the provisions of said act, as

modified by this. Treasury notes Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all Treasury notes heretodue and unpaid, fore issued under the act entitled “ An act to authorize the issuing of per ct. interest. Treasury notes,” approved the twelfth day of October, eighteen hunAct of Oct. 12, dred and thirty-seven, and the acts subsequent thereto, and now out1837, ch. 2.

standing and unredeemed, or which may hereafter be issued under and by virtue of the same, shall, if due and unpaid before the fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-two, bear interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum from that day; and when they may become due hereafter, or may have become due since the said fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-two, shall bear interest from the day of their

so becoming due, at the rate of six per cent. per annum, until they shall be respectively redeemed: Provided, That such interest shall Proviso. 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. And the said interest shall be payable semi-annually at the Treasury of Interest payathe United States, on the first days of January and July in every year. ble semi-annuAPPROVED, April 15, 1842.

ally.

STATUTE II. Chap. XXIX.-An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic ex- May 18, 1842. penses of Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty-two.

[Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and are hereby, appropriated to the objects hereinafter expressed, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, namely:

No. 1. For pay and mileage of the members of Congress and dele- Congress. gates from the Territories, in addition to the sum already appropriated age. to that object during the present session, two hundred seventy-three thousand seven hundred and twelve dollars.

No. 2. For pay of the officers and clerks of the Senate and House Officers of the of Representatives, in addition to the sum already appropriated to that House of Reps. object during the present session, twelve thousand five hundred dollars.

No. 3. For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and con- Contingent tingent expenses of the Senate, in addition to the sum already appro- expenses. priated to that object during the present session, thirty-five thousand dollars.

No. 4. For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent expenses of the House of Representatives, in addition to the sum already appropriated to that object during the present session, fifty thousand dollars : Provided, That no part of the sums appropriated for Proviso. the contingent expenses of either House of Congress shall be applied to any other than the ordinary expenditures of the Senate and House of Representatives, nor as extra allowance to any clerk, messenger or other attendant of the said two Houses, or either of them; nor as payment or compensation to any clerk, messenger, or other attendant of the said two Houses, or either of them, unless such clerk, messenger, or other attendant, be so employed by a resolution or order of one of said Houses.

No. 5. For printing and binding ordered by the Senate during the Printing and twenty-sixth Congress, and remaining unpaid, twenty-seven thousand binding ordered two hundred eighty-two dollars and sixty-eight cents, or so much there by Senate dur

ing 26th Conof as may be found due on auditing the account by the proper com

gress. mittee.

No. 6. For preparing, printing, and binding documents ordered by Preparing,&c. the resolutions of the Senate of second July, eighteen hundred and documents. thirty-six, and March second, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, relating to the establishment of the seat of Government, reports, plans, and surveys, for improvements of harbors and rivers, roads and canals, (to be disbursed under the direction of the committee to audit and control the contingent expenses of the Senate; this sum being for printing and engraving done in pursuance of said resolutions prior to July, eighteen hundred and forty), twelve thousand two hundred and fifty dollars: but Continuation nothing in this appropriation shall authorize the continuance of said of work mot au

. work, unless Congress shall hereafter direct the same.

Deficiency in No. 7. For a deficiency in the appropriations for the twenty-sixth Con- appropriations gress, on account of the contingent and incidental expenses of the for contingent House, namely : for printing, lithographing, binding, and books, ninety- House.

eight thousand three hundred and thirty-five dollars and eighty-five
cents, or so much thereof as may be found necessary, on auditing the
accounts by the appropriate committee; fifty-two thousand three hun-
dred and forty-three dollars and forty-six cents of this amount being for
books ordered by the House of Representatives, at the second session of
the twenty-sixth Congress, to be distributed to the members of that body.

No. 8. For the salary of the principal and two assistant librarians,
Library of
Congress-offi. and the messenger of the library, three thousand four hundred and
cers.

fifty dollars. Contingent

No. 9. For contingent expenses, for carpet and repairs to the furniexpenses. ture of the library, one thousand eight hundred dollars.

Purchase of No. 10. For purchase of books for the library of Congress, five books. thousand dollars.

No. 11. For purchase of law books for the library of Congress,

one thousand dollars.
President of No. 12. For the salary of the President of the United States,
United States. twenty-five thousand dollars.
Department of

Department of State.No. 13. For the salary of the Secretary of
State.

State, six thousand dollars.
Secretary.
Clerks, &c.

No. 14. For clerks and messengers in his office, twenty thousand

three hundred dollars. Contingent

No. 15. For incidental and contingent expenses of the Department expenses. of State, including publishing and distributing the laws, twenty-five

thousand dollars: Provided, That the job printing, stationery, and
Printing, &c.
of executive de- binding, of each of the Executive Departments, shall, until otherwise
partments, to directed by law, be furnished by contract, proposals for which shall
be by contract. regularly be advertised in the public prints. The classes, character,

and description, of the printing being specified in each advertisement
as far as that can be done, and it being made a condition in all cases,
unless otherwise specifically stated in the advertisement, that the work
shall be done in the city of Washington; and the contract shall in each
case, so far as the proposals and acceptance shall enable the contract to
be made, be given to the lowest bidder, whose bid shall be accompanied

with proper testimonials of the ability of the bidder to fulfil his contract. Biennial Re For amount due, in addition to former appropriations, for compiling, gister.

printing, and binding the Biennial Register, one thousand four hundred

and sixty-six dollars and forty-nine cents. Treasury De

Treasury Department.--No. 16. For the salary of the Secretary of partinent. Secretary.

the Treasury, six thousand dollars. Clerks, &c. No. 17. For compensation to clerks and messengers in his office,

twenty thousand and fifty dollars. First Comp No. 18. For the salary of the First Comptroller, and the compensatroller, &c.

tion of the clerks and messengers in his office, twenty-two thousand six

hundred dollars. Second Comp

No. 19. For the salary of the Second Comptroller, and the compentroller, &c. sation of the clerks and messenger in his office, fifteen thousand two

hundred and fifty dollars. 1st Auditor. No. 20. For the salary of the First Auditor, and the compensation

of the clerks and messenger in his office, eighteen thousand nine hun

dred dollars. 2d Auditor. No. 21. For the salary of the Second Auditor, and the compensation

of clerks and messenger in his office, twenty thousand nine hundred

dollars. 3d Auditor.

No. 22. For the salary of the Third Auditor, and the compensation of clerks and messengers in his office, thirty-five thousand and fifty

dollars. 4th Auditor.

No. 23. For the salary of the Fourth Auditor, and the compensation of clerks and messenger in his office, eighteen thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

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No. 24. For the salary of the Fifth Auditor, and the compensation 5th Auditor. of clerks and messenger in his office, twelve thousand eight hundred dollars.

No. 25. For the salary of the Treasurer, and for the compensation Treasurer. of clerks and messenger in his office, thirteen thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

No. 26. For the salary of the Register of the Treasury, and the Register. compensation of clerks and messengers in his office, twenty-seven thousand two hundred dollars.

No. 27. For the salary of the Commissioner of the General Land Commissioner Office, and the compensation of the recorder, solicitor, draughtsman, of General

Land Office. assistant draughtsman, clerks, messengers, and packers in his office, ninety-eight thousand five hundred dollars.

No. 28. For the salary of the Solicitor of the Treasury, and compensation to clerks and messenger in his office, seven thousand four hun- Treasury. dred and fifty dollars.

Department of War.--No. 29. For the salary of the Secretary of War DepartWar, six thousand dollars.

Secretary No. 30. For clerks and messengers in said office, thirteen thousand Clerks, &c. three hundred and fifty dollars.

No. 31. For the salary of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and Commissioner the compensation of clerks and messengers in his office, seventeen of Ind. affairs. thousand nine hundred dollars. No. 32. For the salary of the Commissioner of Pensions, and the

Commissioner

of Pensions &c. compensation of clerks and messenger in his office, sixteen thousand six hundred dollars.

No. 33. For the compensation of clerk in the office of the Com- Offices of the manding General, one thousand dollars.

Commanding No. 34. For the compensation of clerks in the office of the Adjutant Adj. General. General, seven thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

No. 35. For compensation of clerks and messenger in the Office of Quarter-mas. the Quartermaster General, seven thousand three hundred dollars. ter General.

No. 36. For compensation of clerks and messenger in the office of Paymaster the Paymaster General, seven thousand one hundred dollars.

General.
No. 37. For compensation of clerks and messenger in the office of Comm'y Gen.

of Purchases. the Commissary General of Purchases, four thousand and forty dollars.

No. 38. For compensation of clerks in the office of the Commissary Comm’y Gen. General of Subsistence, three thousand eight hundred dollars.

of Subsistence. No. 39. For compensation of clerks in the office of the Chief En. Chief Engigineer, five thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

No. 40. For compensation of clerk in the office of the Surgeon Surgeon GenGeneral, one thousand dollars.

eral.
No. 41. Fer compensation of clerks in the office of the Colonel of Colonel of
Ordnance, eight thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Ordnance.
No. 42. For compensation of clerks in the bureau of Topographical Topographical
Engineers, three thousand four hundred dollars.

Bureau.
Navy Department.—No. 43. For the salary of the Secretary of the Navy Depart-
Navy, six thousand dollars.

. No. 44. For compensation of clerks and messengers in his office, Clerks, &c. eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

No. 45. For salaries of the Commissioners of the Navy Board, ten Commiss'rs of thousand five hundred dollars.

Navy Board. No. 46. For compensation of the Secretary of the Navy Board, two Secretary thousand dollars.

No. 47. For compensation of clerks, draughtsman, and messenger, Clerks, &c. in the office of said Board, eight thousand four hundred and fifty dollars.

For this sum to pay arrearage for clerks' salary heretofore appro- Arrearages. priated, (the same having been carried to the surplus fund in the year

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