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RESOLUTIONS. No. 2. Joint Resolution on the subject of printing the tables of the sixth census. April 14, 1842.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the payment of Payment for the money heretofore appropriated by Congress, to pay the expenses of the printing of the sixth census, be so far suspended, as that no money shall be paid for the compen
dium suspend the printing of the compendium or abridgement of the sixth census by ed. counties and principal towns, together with the tables of apportionment, as prepared at the Department of State for the use of Congress, until the further order of Congress.
APPROVED, April 14, 1842.
No. 3. A Resolution further to provide for the distribution of the printed returns April 15, 1842.
of the sixth census, and other documents connected with the same, the printing of which has been heretofore directed by law.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the statistics, includ- The other cening the census of pensioners, and the compendium or abridgement of
to be distributhe sixth census of the United States, heretofore required by law to be ted in the manprinted under the direction of the Secretary of State, shall be distributed ner specified by and disposed of by the Secretary in the manner and in the proportions Sept. 1841. specified in the joint resolution of Congress passed the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one: Provided, always, Proviso. That seventeen thousand copies of the said compendium or abridgement shall be distributed among the States, Territories, and persons entitled to distribution under the said resolution, and in the proportions therein specified, and that the remaining copies of the said statistics and compendium be placed in the Library of Congress for future distribution.
APPROVED, April 15, 1942.
No. 4. Joint Resolution to continue two clerks in the business of reservations and May 18, 1842.
grants under Indian treaties. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the authority given to Period for the Secretary of War by the joint resolution, approved second May, which they
were authorized one thousand eight hundred and forty, to continue the employment of extended for two clerks in the business of reservations and grants under Indian trea- two years. ties, be extended, after the expiration of the period for which that authority was granted, for the term of two years.
APPROVED, May 18, 1842.
No. 5. A Resolution to authorize the extension of the contract for carrying the June 1, 1842.
mail on the route between Mobile and New Orleans. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster Gene- Postmaster ral be, and he hereby is, authorized to extend the existing contract for
rized to extend carrying the mail upon the steamboat route between Mobile and New the existing conOrleans for three years from the time at which said contract would ex- tract for three pire by its own limitations, if, in his opinion, the public interest and years. convenience will be promoted by such extension of said contract.
APPROVED, June 1, 1842.
Aug. 11, 1842. No. 7. Joint Resolution to authorize the commission appointed to prepare rula
and regulations for the naval service to appoint a clerk.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Employment States of America in Congress assembled, "That the Secretary of the of a temporary clerk author
Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized, agreeably to his request, to emized.
ploy a temporary clerk for the purpose of aiding the Attorney General and himself in carrying into effect the resolution of the twenty-fourth May, eighteen hundred and forty-two, which requires of them the preparation of rules and regulations for the Navy.
APPROVED, August 11, 1842.
Aug. 16, 1842. No. 8. A Resolution declarative of the pension act of July seventh, eighteen kun
dred and thirty-eight. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Benefits of the States of America in Congress assembled, That the benefits of the act act not to be withheld from
entitled " An act granting half pay and pensions to certain widows," certain widows. approved the seventh day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, 1838, ch. 189. shall not be withheld from any widow whose husband died after the pas
sage of the act of the seventh of June, eighteen hundred and thirtytwo, and before the act of the seventh July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, if otherwise entitled to the same.
APPROVED, August 16, 1842.
Aug. 30, 1842. No. 10. Joint Resolution to institute proceedings to ascertain the title to Rusk
Island, ceded in the Caddo Treaty. Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United L'.S.Attorney States of America in Congress assembled, That the District Attorney for the Western of the Ünited States for the Western District of Louisiana be, and is district of Louisiana directed
hereby directed to institute such legal proceedings in the proper court to institute pro- as may be necessary to vindicate the right of the United States to Rush ceedings. Island, which is alleged to have been improperly included in the limits
of the lands ceded by the Caddo Indians to the United States, by the treaty of the first July, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, and reserved by said treaty in favour of certain persons by the name of Grappe.
APPROVED, August 30, 1842.
Aug. 31, 1842. No. 12. Joint Resolution authorizing experiments to be made for the purpose of
testing Samuel Colt's submarine battery, and for other purposes.
Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Secretary of
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the the Navy to render facilities Navy be, and he is hereby, instructed to render Mr. Samuel Cost facilito Mr. Colt to ties to test his submarine battery to an extent which will settle the questest his subma- tions whether these or any other plan can, with ease and safety, sucrine battery, and report to
cessfully be employed as a power sufficient to destroy the largest class Congress. of ships of war, when in motion passing in or out of harbor, without the
necessity of approach within reach of shot from guns of the largest caliber; and whether continued operations of the destruction of one or more vessels can be effected with renewing the means under exposure of an advancing squadron; and whether the same can be used for the defence of a harbor without endangering the passage in or out of other
than hostile vessels. And that he report at the next session of Congress, Proviso. the expense and result of these experiments : Provided, That the amount
so expended does not exceed the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, to be taken from the fund appropriated by the act of eleventh of September, eighteen hundred and forty-one, for experiments connected with the naval service of the United States.
Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the Secretary of the Navy Trial of invenbe, and he is hereby, authorized to make such experimental trial of the tions to prevent several inventions of Thomas M. Easton, Ethan Campbell, Aaron Quin- steam boilers by, or either of them, or of other persons, to prevent the explosion of authorized. steam boilers, as may be necessary to test their value and utility as ap- 1843, ch. 94, 95. plicable for the purposes aforesaid, to the steamships of the United States; and the sum of six thousand dollars is hereby appropriated therefor out Appropriation. of the fund heretofore named.
APPROVED, August 31, 1842
No. 13. A Resolution to provide for the payment of the expenses incurred by the Aug. 31, 1842.
Legation at Mexico. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of six thou- Appropriation sand dollars be and is hereby appropriated out of any money in the
to defray ex
penses on acTreasury not otherwise appropriated to defray the expenses incurred by count of prisonthe Legation of the United States at Mexico, on account of the subsist- ers. ence, clothing and transportation of prisoners, Provided so much be
Proviso. necessary upon the adjustment of the accounts of the State Department.
APPROVED, August 31, 1842.
No. 14. A Resolution to authorize an extension of a contract for carrying the Aug. 31, 1842.
mail. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General Extension of be, and
he is hereby, authorized, if in his opinion the interest of the the conveyance Department will be promoted thereby, to extend at this time the con- of the mail on tract for the conveyance of the mail on the Potomac, for four years from the Potomac
authorized. the termination of the present contract, in such a way as to receive the regular transmission of the mail, by means of ice-boats: And provided Proviso. That the compensation does not exceed the present rates for two boats' service.
APPROVED, August 31, 1842.
ACTS OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS
Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 5th day
of December, 1842, and ended the 3d day of March, 1843.
President of the Senate, pro tempore. John White, Speaker of the
STATUTE III. Dec. 21, 1842. Chap. II. - In fiet making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses
of Government for the half calendar year ending the thirtieth day of June, [Obsolete.)
eighteen hundred and forty-three. Appropriations
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the for the half year United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following ending 30th
sums be, and hereby are, appropriated to the objects hereinafter exJune 1843
pressed, for the half calendar year ending on thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-three, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in
the Treasury, namely: Congress. For compensation and mileage of Senators and members of the House
of Representatives and Delegates from the Territories, three hundred
and sixty-six thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight dollars. Officers of the For compensation of the officers and clerks of the Senate and House Senate and H. of Representatives, twenty thousand two hundred and seventy-four dolof Reps.
lars. Expenses of For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent Senate. expenses of the Senate, thirty-five thousand dollars. Expenses of For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent H. of Reps.
expenses of the House of Representatives, one hundred and twenty-five
thousand dollars. Library of For compensation of the principal and two assistant librarians, and Congress. messenger of the library of Congress, two thousand two hundred and
fifty dollars. Contingent For contingent expenses of said library, four hundred dollars. expenses. Purchase of
For purchase of books of (for) said library, two thousand five hunbooks.
For purchase of law books for said library, five hundred dollars. President of For compensation of the President of the United States, twelve thouUnited States.
sand five hundred dollars. State Depart
Department of State.For compensation of the Secretary of State, ment.
and the clerks, messenger, and assistant messenger, in his department, Secretary, &c.
thirteen thousand one hundred and fifty dollars. Contingent For incidental and contingent expenses of said department, including expenses. publishing and distributing the laws, twelve thousand six hundred and Laws.
fifty dollars. N. E. execu- For compensation of the superintendent and three watchmen of the tive building. northeast executive building, six hundred and seventy-two dollars and
fifty cents. Contingent For contingent expenses of said building, viz: expenses. For labor, six hundred dollars;
For fuel and light, seven hundred dollars ;
Treasury Department.-For compensation of the Secretary of the
Secretary, &c. office, thirteen thousand nine hundred and twenty-five dollars.
For compensation of the First Comptroller, and the clerks, messenger, First Compand assistant messenger, in his office, eleven thousand four hundred and troller, &c. seventy-five dollars,
For compensation of the Second Comptroller, and the clerks and Second Compmessenger in his office, seven thousand six hundred and twenty-five troller, &c. dollars. For compensation of the First Auditor, and the clerks and messenger Ist Auditor,
&c. in his office, nine thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.
For compensation of the Second Auditor, and the clerks and mes 2d Auditor, senger in his office, ten thousand seven hundred and five dollars and &c. forty-nine cents. For compensation of the Third Auditor, and the clerks, messenger, 3d Auditor,
&c. and assistant messenger, in his office, nineteen thousand one hundred and seventy-five dollars. For compensation of the Fourth Auditor, and the clerks and mes 4th Auditor,
&c. senger in his office, ten thousand and seventy-five dollars.
For compensation of the Fifth Auditor, and the clerks and messenger 5th Auditor, in his office, seven thousand four hundred dollars.
For compensation of the Treasurer of the United States, and the Treasurer,&c. clerks and messenger in his office, six thousand eight hundred and seventy-five dollars.
For compensation of the Register of the Treasury, and the clerks, Register, &c. messenger, and assistant messenger, in his office, fourteen thousand three hundred dollars.
For compensation of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, Commiss'rs of and the recorder, solicitor, draughtsman, assistant draughtsman, clerks, Office, &c. messengers, and packers, in his office, forty-nine thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.
For compensation of the Solicitor of the Treasury, and the clerks Solicitor, &c.
Office of the
For newspapers and periodicals, fifty dollars ;
For printing, (including the printing of the public accounts,) one
For sealing ship registers, fifty dollars;
For labor, one hundred dollars ;