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Page Land Claims in Detroit, 8c. An act supplementary to "An act to provide for the adjustment of

titles to land in the town of Detroit, and territory of Michigan, and for other purposes," passed April twenty-one, eighteen hundred and six. Aug. 29, 1842......

541 Payment to the State of Louisiana for Expenses of Volunteer Militia. An act to provide for the

payment to the State of Louisiana of the balance due said State for expenditures incurred in raising, equipping and paying off a regiment of volunteer militia, mustered into the service of the United States, and employed in the Florida war in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six. Aug. 29, 1842. ...

... 542 Lands granted for the Wabash and Erie Canal, fc. An act to authorize the States of Indiana and

Illinois to select certain quantities of land, in lieu of like quantities heretofore granted to the said States, for the construction of the Wabash and Erie, and the Illinois and Michigan canals. Aug. 29, 1842. ....

... 542 Promotion of the useful Arts. An act in addition to an act to promote the progress of the useful

arts, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts heretofore made for that purpose. Aug. 29, 1842...

543 Reports of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. An act to provide for the

reports of decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. Aug. 29, 1842. ....... 545 Marine Hospital in North Carolina. An act making an appropriation for the erection of a ma

rine hospital at or near Ocracoke in North Carolina. (Obsolete.) Aug. 29, 1842....... 545 Marine Hospitals. An act making appropriations for certain sites for marine hospitals therein mentioned. (Obsolete.) Aug. 29, 1842.....

546 Navy Ration. An act to establish and regulate the navy ration. Aug. 29, 1842....... ...... 546 Purchase of the Right to use Babbit's anti-attrition Metal. An act anthorizing the Secretary of

the Navy to contract for the purchase, for the United States, of the right to use Babbit's anti-attrition metal. Aug. 29, 1842.....

.... 547 District Court of Western Virginia. An act establishing a court at Charleston, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Aug. 29, 1842...

547 Duties on Imports. An act to provide revenue from imports, and to change and modify existing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes. Aug. 30, 1842. ..

548 Land Office in Florida. An act to establish an additional land office in Florida. Aug. 30, 1842. 567 Relief of the Assistants of the United States' Marshal for Kentucky. An act for the relief of the

assistants of the Marshal of the United States for the district of Kentucky. Aug. 30, 1842....

567 Post-Roads. An act establishing certain post-roads. Aug. 31, 1842.......

568 Treaty with the Wyandott Indians. An act making appropriations to carry into effect a treaty with the Wyandott Indians, and for other purposes. Aug. 31, 1842.....

576 Professors of Mathematics in the Navy. An act concerning professors of mathematics in the navy of the United States. Aug. 31, 1842. .

576 Construction of a Depôt of Charls. An act to authorize the construction of a depôt for charts and instruments of the navy of the United States. Aug. 31, 1842. ...

576 Engineers in the Navy. An act to regulate the appointment and pay of engineers in the navy of the United States. Aug. 31, 1842. ...

577 Payment of the Florida Militia. An act concerning the payment of Florida militia. Aug. 31, 1842....

578 Collection District of Wiscasset. An act to extend the collection district of Wiscasset. Aug. 31, 1812.....

578 Sales of Lottery Tickets prohibited in the District of Columbia after January 1843. An act to

suppress the vending of lottery tickets in the District of Columbia. Aug. 31, 1842. .. 578 Penitentiary in the District of Columbia. An act to provide for purchasing materials and for the support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia. “Aug. 31, 1842. ..

579 Re-organization of the Navy Department. An act to re-organize the Navy Department of the United States. Aug. 31, 1842.....

579 Sales of Public Stock. Treasury Notes. An act to limit the sale of public stock to par, and to

authorize the issue of Treasury Notes, in lieu thereof, to a certain amount. (Obsolete.) Aug. 31, 1842...

581 Appropriations for Fortifications. An act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the

United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two. (Obsolete.) Aug. 31, 1842...

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Page RESOLUTIONS. No. 1 Printing of Tables of the Sixth Census. Joint resolution on the subject of printing the

tables of the sixth census. April 14, 1842... No. 3. Distribution of the Returns of the Sixth Census. A resolution further to provide for the

distribution of the printed returns of the sixth census, and other documents connected

with the same, the printing of which has been heretofore directed by law. April 15, 1842. 583 No. 4. Clerks in the business of Indian Reservations, 8c. Joint resolution to continue two

clerks in the business of reservations and grants under Indian treaties. May 18, 1842... 583 No. 5. Mail of the United States from Mobile to New Orleans. A resolution to authorize the

extension of the contract for carrying the mail on the route between Mobile and New Orleans. June 1, 1842.....

... 583 No. 7. Rules and Regulations for the Naval Service. Joint resolution to authorize the commis

sion appointed to prepare rules and regulations for the naval service to appoint a clerk. Aug. 11, 1842.

... 584 No. 8. Benefits of the Pension Act of July 7, 1838, not to be withheld from certain Widows. A

resolution declarative of the pension act of July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirtyeight. Aug. 16, 1842...

584 No. 10. Title to Rush Island. Joint resolution to institute proceedings to ascertain the title to Rush Island, ceded in the Caddo Treaty. Aug. 30, 1842....

... 584 No. 12. Colt's Submarine Battery. Joint resolution authorizing experiments to be made for the

purpose of testing Samuel Colt's submarine battery, and for other purposes. Aug. 31, 1842...

584 No. 13. Expenses of the Legation to Mexico. A resolution to provide for the payment of the expenses incurred by the Legation at Mexico. Aug. 31, 1842.

585 No. 14. Mail of the United States on the Potomac. A resolution to authorize an extension of a contract for carrying the mail. Aug. 31, 1842...

585

STATUTE III.-1842, 1843.

· Appropriations for the support of Government. An act making appropriations for the civil and

diplomatic expenses of Government for the half calendar year ending thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-three. (Obsolete.) Dec. 24, 1842..

... 586 District Court of Western Virginia. An act to amend the act establishing the District Court of the United States at Wheeling, Virginia. Jan. 20, 1843......

597 Continuance of the Office of Commissioner of Pensions. An act to continue the office of Com. missioner of Pensions. Jan. 20, 1843...

597 Relief of Insolvent Debtors. An act to re-enact and continue in operation the several acts now

in force for the relief of insolvent debtors of the United States. Jan. 28, 1843. ..... 597 Payment of Georgia Militia. An act for the payment of seven companies of Georgia militia, for

services rendered in the years eighteen hundred and forty and eighteen hundred and fortyone. Feb. 4, 1843....

598 Pensions. An act making appropriations for pensions for the half calendar year beginning the

first day of January and ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three; and for the fiscal year beginning the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four. Feb. 14, 1643...

598 Charter of the Town of Alexandria. An act to amend the charter of the town of Alexandria.

Feb. 15, 1843. Chief Clerk in the Office of the Secretary of State empowered to frank Letters. An act to au.

thorize the chief clerk in the office of the Secretary of State to frank public and official

documents sent from that office. (Obsolete.) Feb. 15, 1843. ..... Circuit and District Courts of the District of Maine. An act to change the place of holding the Circuit and District Courts in the District of Maine. Feb. 15, 1813......

... 600 Sale of Lands in the States of Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee, appropriated for the

use of Schools in those States. An act to authorize the Legislatures of the States of Illinois, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee, to sell lands heretofore appropriated for the use of schools in those States. Feb. 15, 1843. .

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Funds received from the British Government as an Indemnity for Slaves lost on board the Comet

and Encomium. An act for the relief of the owners of the fund received from the British Government as an indemnity for loss of slaves lost on board the Comèt and Encomium, at Nassau, Bahamas. (Obsolete.) Feb. 18, 1843.....

601 Circuit Court for the District of Connecticut. An act altering the times of holding the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Connecticut. Feb. 24, 1843.....

.... 601 Act of the State of Maryland relative to Tonnage in the Port of Baltimore. An act to continue

in force an act therein mentioned, relating to the port of Baltimore. Feb. 24, 1843. .... 602 Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia. An act amendatory of an act establishing the branch mint

at Dahlonega, Georgia, and defining the duties of assayer and coiner. Feb. 27, 1843.... 602 Marine Hospital in North Carolina. An act to amend an act entitled "An act making an appro

priation for the erection of a marine hospital at or near Ocracoke, North Carolina.” Feb. 27, 1843. ....

602 Relief of sick and disabled Seamen. An act amendatory of an "Act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen.” March 1, 1843. ...

602 Titles under New Madrid Locations and Pre-emptions. An act to perfect the titles to land south

of the Arkansas river, held under New Madrid locations, and pre-emption rights under

the act of one thousand eight hundred and fourteen (fifteen). March 1, 1843. ......... 603 Two Per Cent. Fund in the State of Mississippi. An act in relation to the two per cent. fund of

the State of Mississippi. (Obsolete.) March 1, 1843...... Appropriations for the Military Academy, Armories, Arsenals, Munitions of War, and Surreys.

An act making appropriations for the support of the army and of the military academy, and for armories, arsenals, arms and munitions of war, and surveys, for the half calendar year ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and for the fiscal year beginning the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fortythree, and ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four. (Obsolete.) March 1, 1843.....

... 604 Two Per Cent. Fund in the State of Alabama. An act regulating the mode of paying over to

the State of Alabama the two per cent. fund relinquished to said State by the act approved on the fourth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. (Obsolete.) March 1, 1842...

... 606 Currency of Foreign Gold and Silver Coins in the United States. An act regulating the cur

rency of foreign gold and silver coins in the United States. March 3, 1843............ 607 Appropriations for Fortifications. An act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the

United States for the half calendar year beginning on the first day of January and ending on the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three; and for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and ending on the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1843.

607 Port of Delivery, Robbinston in Maine. An act declaring Robbinston, in the State of Maine, to be a port of delivery. March 3, 1843........

609 Entry of Merchandise recovered from Wrecks free from Duty. An act to permit the entry of

merchandise recovered from shipwreck, in certain cases, free from duty. March 3, 1843. 609 Surveyor of the Port of Camden, New Jersey. An act to reduce the salary of the surveyor of the port of Camden, New Jersey. March 3, 1843. ...

... 610 Circuit and District Courts in East Tennessee. An act to change the times of holding the Cir.

cuit and District Courts for the district of East Tennessee. March 3, 1843...... 610 Commissioner of the Public Buildings. An act to fix the compensation of the Commissioner of Public Buildings. March 3, 1843.

... 610 Appropriations for the Payment of Navy Pensions. An act making appropriations for the pay

ment of navy pensions, due on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fortythree, and on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1843.....

610 Reservations of Timber for the Navy in Louisiana. An act to set aside certain reservations of

lands, on account of live-oak, in the south-eastern district of Louisiana. March 3, 1843. 611 Sale by the United States of Lands and improrements, erected for Agents, Teachers, Farmers,

c., employed amongst the Indians. An act authorizing the sale of lands, with the improvements thereon erected by the United States, for the use of their agents, teachers,

fariners, mechanics, and other persons employed amongst the Indians. March 3, 1843... 611 Collection District of Wiscasset. An act to repeal an act entitled "An act to extend the collection district of Wiscasset," March 3, 1843.....

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Fage Appropriations for Indian Treaties and for the Indian Department. An act making appropria.

tions for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes, and for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, for the half calendar year beginning the first day of January and ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three; and for the fiscal year beginning the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1843. ..

612 Treasury Notes. An act authorizing the re-issue of Treasury Notes, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1843.....

614 Repeal of the Bankrupt Act. An act to repeal the Bankrupt Act. March 3, 1843. ........... 614 Appropriations for the Naval Service. An act making appropriations for the naval service for

the half calendar year beginning the first day of January and ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and for the fiscal year beginning the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and ending the thirtieth

day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1843. .. 615 Electro-Magnetic Telegraphs. An act to test the practicability of establishing a system of electromagnetic telegraphs by the United States. March 3, 1843. ....

618 Protection of Commerce on Lake Michigan. An act for the protection of commerce on Lake Michigan. March 3, 1843......

619 Investigation of Frauds under the Pre-emption Laws. An act to authorize the investigation of

alleged frauds under the pre-emption laws, and for other purposes. March 3, 1843. .... 619 Sale of the Real Estate of Infants in the District of Columbia. An act to provide, in certain

cases, for the sale of the real estate of infants within the District of Columbia. March 3, 1843...

621 Survey of the Northern Line of the Reservations for the Half-breeds of the Sac and Fox Indians.

An act directing the survey of the northern line of the reservation for the half-breeds of the Sac and Fox tribes of Indians by the treaty of August, one thousand eight hundred

and twenty-four. March 3, 1843..... The Treaty with Great Britain of August, 1842. An act to provide for carrying into effect the

treaty between the United States and Great Britain, concluded at Washington on the ninth

day of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two. March 3, 1843. ... ... 623 Intercourse with the Government of China. An act providing the means of future intercourse

between the United States and the Government of China. March 3, 1843. ..... 624 Sale of Lands in Ohio and Michigan, ceded by the Wyandot Indians. An act providing for the

sale of certain lands in the States of Ohio and Michigan, ceded by the Wyandot tribe of

Indians, and for other purposes. March 3, 1843. ...
Value of Foreign Money in Computations at the Custom-Houses. An act to fix the value of cer.

tain foreign moneys of account, in computations at the custom-houses. March 3, 1843. 625 Examination and Survey of the Harbor of Memphis, Tennessee. An act authorizing an exami

nation and survey of the harbor of Memphis, in Tennessee. March 3, 1843...... 626 Security of the Lives of Passengers in Steamboats. An aet 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 seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. March 3, 1843.....

626 Exemplifications of Records of Patents, fc., in the several Land Offices. An act in relation to

the exemplifications of the records of land patents, and other evidences of title, and amendatory of the act entitled "An act to re-organize the General Land Office.” March 3, 1843.

627 Supplies to the Florida Militia. An act providing for the settlement of claims for supplies fur. nished the Florida militia. March 3, 1843. ....

628 Circuit Courts in the Western District of Pennsylvania. An act to provide for holding

Circuit Courts at Williamsport, in the western district of Pennsylvania. March 3, 1843.....

628 Imprisonment for Debt in the District of Columbia. An act to amend the laws regulating imprisonment for debt within the District of Columbia. March 3, 1843....

629 Election or Appointment of Officers in the Territory of Wisconsin. An act to authorize the elec

tion or appointment of officers in the territory of Wisconsin. March 3, 1843........... 630 Appropriations for the Support of Government. An act making appropriations for the civil and

diplomatic expenses of Government for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-four. (Ob e.) March 3, 1843....

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Relief of the Stockbridge Indians. An act for the relief of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians, in the territory of Wisconsin. March 3, 1843....

645 Pensions. An act granting a pension to certain revolutionary soldiers. March 3, 1843....... 647 Payment for Horses and Property lost in the Military Service. An act further to continue in

force the act for the payment of horses and other property, lost in the military service of the United States. March 3, 1843. ....

... 648 RESOLUTIONS. No. 1. Distribution of the Catalogue of the Library of Congress. Joint resolution for the distribution of catalogues of the Library of Congress. Jan. 26, 1843.......

648 No. 2. Agencies for water-rotted Hemp. Joint resolution to establish agencies for water-rotted hemp. Feb. 18, 1843. ....

648 No. 3. Distribution of the Census Returns. A resolution for the distribution of certain copies

of the census returns and of the compendium of the sixth census. Feb. 24, 1843....... 648 No. 4. Certain Papers relating to Titles to Land in Louisiana to be returned to the Land Office.

Joint resolution directing certain papers relating to titles to land in Louisiana to be returned to the General Land Office. March 3, 1843. ....

649 No. 5. Purchase of Property in Detroit for the United States. Joint resolution in relation to

certain property purchased for the United States in the city of Detroit, March 3, 1843... 649 No. 6. An additional Clerk in the Second Auditor's Office. Joint resolution for continuing an additional clerk in the Second Auditor's Office. March 3, 1843......

650 No. 7. Patents for Bounty Lands. Joint resolution relating to patents for bounty lands. March 3, 1843. .

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Aets of the Twenty-Eighth Congress of the United States.

STATUTE 1.-1844.

Supply of a Deficiency of Appropriations for the Protection of American Seamen. An act to sup

ply a deficiency in the appropriation for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, for the relief and protection of American seamen. Jan. 22, 1844. ....

651 Fine imposed on General Andrew

Jackson refunded. An act to refund the fine imposed on General Andrew Jackson. Feb. 16, 1844.

651 Transfers of Appropriations in the Naval Service. An act to authorize the President of the

United States to direct transfers of appropriations in the naval service under certain circumstances. Feb. 23, 1844. ...

652 District Courts at Clarksburg and Wheeling, in the Western District of Virginia, and the Circuit

Court in Arkansas. An act changing the time of holding the Courts at Clarksburg and at Wheeling, in the western district of Virginia, and the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Arkansas. March 4, 1844.....

... 652 Circuit and District Courts in Ohio. An act to repeal the act entitled "An act to amend the act

of the tenth of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, entitled 'An act to change the time of holding the Circuit and District Courts in the district of Ohio.'" March 26, 1844.

652 Oath of Persons employed in the Branch Mints, how taken. An act to amend the act entitled "An

act to establish branches of the Mint of the United States." April 2, 1844. .... 652 Disposition of unclaimed Merchandise seized for illegal Importation. An act directing the dis

position of certain unclaimed goods, wares or merchandise, seized for being illegally imported into the United States. April 2, 1844. ...

653 One of the Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia required to reside in Alexan.

dria. An act requiring one of the Judges of the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia hereafter to reside in Alexandria. April 4, 1844......

654 Repeal of part of the Act requiring the Second Regiment of Dragoons to be converted into Rifle

men. An act to repeal so much of the act approved the twenty-third of August, one

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