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STATUTE I.
June 15, 1844. CHAP. LX. An Act making appropriations for certain improvements on the weste

ern shore of Lake Michigan. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Harbor at United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of twelve Southport, Wis- thousand five hundred dollars be, and is hereby appropriated, out of any consin.

moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the construction

of a harbor at the town of Southport, in the Territory of Wisconsin. Topographical Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the corps of topographical engineers to se- engineers shall select from actual examination and survey, the point of

Money to be location of said harbor. expended under Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the money hereby appropridirection of ated shall be expended under the direction of the War Department. War Dep't.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844. STATUTE I. June 15, 1844. Chap. LXI.An Act making appropriations to aid in completing the harbor a

Racine, on the western shore of Lake Michigan.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Appropriation. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of

twelve thousand five hundred dollars be, and is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to aid in the completion of a harbor already commenced by the citizens of the town of Racine, at the mouth of Root river, in the Territory of

Wisconsin. To be expend- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the money hereby appropried under direction of War

ated shall be expended under the direction of the War Department. Department. APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

STATUTE I. June 15, 1844. Chap. LXII.-An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office (Obsolete.)

Department, for the fiscal year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-five.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropria States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums of tions.

money be, and the same are hereby appropriated for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth June,

eighteen hundred and forty-five, out of any moneys in the treasury arisJuly 2, 1836, ing from the revenues of the said department, in conformity to the act ch. 270. of second July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, viz:

Transportation For transportation of the mail, three inillions one hundred and fifty of mail. thousand dollars;

Compensation For compensation to postmasters, nine hundred and fifty thousand
to postmasters. dollars;
Letters. For ship, steamboat, and way letters, twenty-two thousand dollars;
Wrapping pa-

For wrapping paper, eighteen thousand dollars; per.

For office furniture, (for the offices of postmasters,) seven thousand Office furni.

dollars; ture. Advertising

For advertising, thirty-two thousand dollars;
Mail-bags,&c. For mail-bags, eighteen thousand dollars;
Blanks.

For blanks, twenty-five thousand dollars;
Mail-locks, For mail-locks, keys and stamps, ten thousand dollars;
&c.
Mail depreda-

For mail depredations and special agents, twenty-eight thousand doltions, &c. lars;

Clerks for For clerks for offices (for the offices of postmasters,) two hundred offices. and fifteen thousand dollars; Miscellaneous. For miscellaneous, fifty-five thousand dollars.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844,

of the navy.

STATUTE I. CHAP. LXIII. An Act transferring the execution of a certain act from the Secre- June 15, 1844.

tary of the Treasury to the Secretary of War. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “An Act of May 23, act to authorize the transfer of the names of pensioners from the agen- 1844, ch. 18, to

be executed by cies in the State of Kentucky, to the agency in Cincinnati, in the State

the Secretary of Ohio," and approved May twenty-third, eighteen hundred and forty- of War. four, shall be executed by the Secretary of War, instead of the Secretary of the Treasury. APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

STATUTE I. Chap. LXIV.–An Act making appropriations for certain objects of expenditure June 15, 1844. therein named in the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and forty-four.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following Appropriasums of money be, and the same are hereby appropriated, to be paid out tions. of any money in the treasury for the respective objects of expenditure herein specified, being principally for arrearages or deficiencies arising in consequence of expenses improperly incurred beyond the amounts appropriated for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, or for objects not authorized by law :

For the pay of superintendents, naval constructors and all the civil Superintend. establishments of the several yards, twelve thousand dollars ;

ents, &c. For the increase, repair, armament and equipment of the navy, includ- Increase, &c. ing steamers on the lakes, and wear and tear of vessels in commission, one hundred and thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars and sixtytwo cents;

For contingencies enumerated, one hundred and fifty thousand dol- Contingencies lars;

enumerated. For contingencies not enumerated, one thousand five hundred dollars; Contingencies For the building of an iron steamer at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on notenumerated.

Building iron Lieutenant Hunter's plan, and now in progress of construction there, one hundred thousand dollars;

For the purchase of clothing, including transportation and every other Clothing, &c. expense, to be reimbursed out of the sales of the clothing, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

STATUTE I. Chap. LXV.-An Act to establish certain post roads in the Territory of Florida. June 15, 1844.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following be estab- Post-roads es

tablished in lished as post roads in the Territory of Florida, to wit:

Florida.
From Alligator to Blount's Ferry on the Suwannee river,
From Pilatka to Enterprise on the St. John's river,

From Pilatka to Tampa, via Orange creek, Fort King, Warm Spring,
Fort Dade and Fort Foster,

From Watchahotie to Fort Dade, via Emathla, Fort Izard, Homossassa, Annutiliga, and Chocachattie,

From St. Augustine to Miami river and Key West, via New Smyrna and St. Lucie,

From Enterprise to New Smyrna,
From Newmansville, via Cassinville, to Cedar Key.
APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

steamer.

tion and furnishing of a marine hospital at Key West, to be expended June 15, 1844. Chap. LXIX.-An Act to authorize the Legislatures of the several Territories to

STATUTE I.
June 15, 1844. Chap. LXVI.—An Act making appropriation for certain improvements in the

Territory of Iowa. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Appropria United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following tions, how to be sums of money be, and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of expended.

any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended

under the direction of the Secretary of War. Dubuque har. For the improvement of the harbor at the town of Dubuque, seren bor, provided it thousand five hundred dollars; Provided, upon due examination and permanent im- survey, under the direction of the Secretary of War, it shall appear that provement. a permanent improvement can be accomplished and completed for this

amount, so as to admit the landing of steamers of the largest class navi

gating the river at the town of Dubuque at all seasons of the year. Bridges on the For the construction and keeping in repair bridges on the "Agency

" ‘Agency' road. road, (so called,) laid out by the United States in the year eighteen hun

dred and thirty-nine, five thousand dollars. Bridges on mi For the construction and keeping in repair bridges on the Military litary road from road, (so called,) from Dubuque to the northern boundary of the State Dubuque to Missouri.

of Missouri, which road was laid out by the United States in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, ten thousand dollars.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844. STATUTE I. June 15, 1844. Chap. LXVII. – An Act making appropriations for certain improvements in the

Territory of Florida, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the ed under direc. sums be, and they

are hereby appropriated for improvements in the Ter To be expend. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following tion of Secretary of War. ritory of Florida, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary

of War, to wit: Choctawhat

For removal of obstructions to the navigation of the rivers Choe chie and Holmes tawhatchie, and Holmes, ten thousand dollars ; rivers. Survey for rail

For survey of routes for a railroad across the peninsula of Florida, road.

three thousand dollars ; Connecting For connecting the waters of Indian river and Mosquito lagoon, at Indian river and the Haulover, one thousand five hundred dollars; Mosquito la

For removal

of obstructions in the navigation of the river St. Mark's St. Mark's above its confluence with the Wakulla river, two thousand five hundred river.

dollars.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844. STATUTE I. June 15, 1844. Chap. LXVIII.—An Act to provide for the erection of a marine hospital at key

West, in the Territory of Florida. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the To be expend- United States of America in Congress assembled," That the sum or ed under directwenty-five thousand dollars be, and is hereby appropriated for the event Treasury. Proviso.

the said Secretary shall be able to cause a suitable hospital to be erecta ed, and properly furnished for the amount hereby appropriated.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844. STATUTE I.

goon.

regulate the apportionment of representation, and for other purposes

. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be com

ment were

petent to the Legislatures of the several Territories, to readjust and ap- Legislatures to portion the representation in the two branches of their respective bodies apportion the in such manner from time to time as may seem to them just and proper : from time to time Provided, That the numbers of said bodies as authorized by existing Proviso. laws shall not be increased.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That justices of the peace, and Justices of the all general officers of the militia in the several Territories shall be peace, &c. to be

elected by the elected by the people in such manner as the respective Legislatures people. thereof may provide by law. APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

STATUTE I. CHAP. LXX.–An Act to authorize the issuing of Patents for certain lands in the June 15, 1844.

St. Augustine land district in Florida, the sales of which were not regularly reported.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases

Where appli

cation and pay. where it shall appear, to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, that individuals had applied to John C. Cleland, made to J.C. late receiver at St. Augustine, in Florida, while acting as receiver, for Cleland, but he the entry of any of the lands in that district, and had made payment to the returns, pahim therefor, as required by law, and where said Cleland failed to fur- tents to issue. nish the usual evidence of such payments to the register of the land office aforesaid, and to make the usual returns thereof to the General Land Office, such individuals shall be entitled to receive patents for such entries, where the lands applied for by them have not since been sold: but if sold, the money paid by them may be applied to the purchase of any other land in that district subject to entry at private sale: Provided, That this act shall only apply to those cases where evi- Proviso. dence that such application was made, is now in the General Land Office. APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

STATUTE I. CHAP. LXXI. - An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the arm June 15, 1844. ed occupation and settlement of the unsettled part of the peninsula of Florida.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in any case in which it Where location

under act of shall appear to the Commissioner of the General Land Office that the

Aug 4,1842, ch. location made by a settler under the act approved August fourth, eigh- 122, was made teen hundred and forty-two, entitled, “An act to provide for the armed upon land liable occupation and settlement of the unsettled part of the peninsula of mo ay eredlow, it Florida," was located upon lands which were discovered after the issue changed. of the permit to be liable to overflow, it shall be lawful for the said Commissioner to authorize the change of the location to any other vacant quarter section within the same land district: Provided applica- Proviso. tion for permission to change the location shall have been made at the proper land office before the fourth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-three.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all cases in which settle- When settlements have been made under the provisions of said act, upon lands not ment was made surveyed before the issue of permit, the settler may, after survey, locate settler may 10his quarter section in any legal subdivisions of continuous or contiguous cate upon legal sections, or fractional sections, so as to make up the quantity of one

subdivisions, so hundred and sixty acres, as may be, and to include his improvements, improvement.

as to include his and as much of the lands described in his permit as is consistent with the system of the public surveys.

Settler may re Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the settlers under said act

side on land not may erect their dwellings, and reside upon other than the quarter in permit.

arm

Proviso. section described in their permit, Provided, The land upon which they

so erect their habitation shall be entered and paid for by them, if in

market, or if not in market, shall be so entered within three months Proviso. after it shall have been offered at public sale. And provided, also, That

the condition of cultivation on the land described in the permit shall be faithfully complied with according to the terms of the act to which this is an amendment.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in any case in which the When title of U.S. is defec

title of the United States to the land or any part of it, not less than tive, settler may forty acres, described in the permit issued by the land office to any setlocate else. tler, or contained in the quarter section upon which he shall have been where.

located, shall prove to be defective, a tract of land equal in quantity to that of which the title shall have proved defective as aforesaid, may be located elsewhere upon vacant surveyed lands within the same township, or within the nearest township in which there shall be sufficient quantity

of vacant arable land. Settler may

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be competent for any perfect his title, settler under the said act to perfect his title to the quarter section lohow.

cated and described in the permit, by paying to the receiver of the land

office in the appropriate district the sum of one dollar and twenty-five Proviso. cents per acre for the said quarter section : Provided, that such settler

shall prove to the satisfaction of the register and receiver for the proper land district, that up to the date of his application to make payment, he has fully complied with the requirements of the act to which this is an amendment.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844. STATUTE I. June 15, 1844. Chap. LXXII. – An Act making appropriation for the support of insane persons

in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Appropriation United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of for support, &c. four thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of of insane paupers.

any unappropriated money in the Treasury, for the support, clothing, and medical treatment of the

insane paupers of the District of Columbia, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred Proviso. and forty-five: Provided, That the amount paid for each person Proviso. not exceed four dollars per week : And provided further, that the Mar

shal of the District of Columbia be, and he is hereby, authorized to maintain at Baltimore or some other suitable lunatie asylum, all such lunatic persons who are paupers as are now confined in the lunatic asylum at Baltimore by order of Congress, or are in the jails of Washington and Alexandria counties, and all such as may hereafter be committed as lunatics by order of the Circuit or Criminal Courts, they being paupers of said District of Columbia, and their support being legally chargeable thereto, and that he pay the expenses of their removal and of their maintenance in such asylum as he may select, and be allowed for the same in the settlement

of his accounts at the Treasury of the United States. Medical faculty

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of Pubto have the use lic Buildings be directed to allow the Medical Faculty of the Columbian of the insane hospital for an

College, District of Columbia, to occupy the insane hospital with the infirmary, &c. adjoining grounds, situated on the Judiciary Square in Washington, for

the purposes of an infirmary for medical instruction and for scientific purposes, on condition that they shall give satisfactory security to keep the said building in repair, and return it, with the grounds, to the Go; vernment, in as good condition as they are now in, whenever required to do so.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

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