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have appropriated under the said act, or under the provisions of this act, to be located on any land within the boundary specified in this and the said recited act, not previously appropriated.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all and every person or persons, entitled to the pre-emption of lands under the provisions of this act, shall conform to and be governed by the rules prescribed in the said recited act, in locating, proving, and completing their titles respectively, except in cases where the same is changed by this act.
Sec 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the register of the land office for the district of Kaskaskia, to give notice by an advertisement inserted for one month in at least one newspaper published in the said territory, to all persons entitled to a pre-emption in the purchase of any tract of land, by virtue of this or the before-recited act, thai they may make such purchase, on application to him at his office, on or before the first day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen; and every person failing or refusing to enter with the said register, the land to which the right of pre-emption is so secured, notice being given as before-mentioned, within the time aforesaid, shall lose his, her, or their right of pre-emption.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the locations of any confirmed claim, made by virtue of any authority given by the commissioners appointed to examine the claims of persons to land in the Illinois territory, shall be, and the same are hereby confirmed: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall not be so construed as to extend to any locations made by any person or persons without any authority from the commissioners aforesaid; nor shall it affect the claims of any other person or persons.
Sec 8. And be it further enacted, That the register and receiver of public moneys of the land office at Kaskaskia, shall be allowed the same commission respectively, on the confirmed claims which have been or shall be received in payment for land entered at the said office, as they are now entitled to, on moneys received in payment for lands sold, calculating the value of the confirmed claims at the rate of two dollars per acre.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for Ann Gilham to locate any unappropriated quarter section within the Illinois territory, and whenever the said Ann Gilham shall enter with the register of the land office at Kaskaskia, any unappropriated quarter section, it shall be the duty of the register to issue to the said Ann Gilham, a certificate, specifying therein the quarter section so located; and it shall be the duty of the commissioner of the general land office to issue a patent for the land so located, whenever the certificate aforesaid shall be presented to him for that purpose.
Approved, February 27, 1815.
priated lands within the boundary.
Act of April 18,1814,cb.61.
Persons entitled to pre-emption to be governed by certain rules.
Act of April 16,1814, ch. 61.
Public notice to be given that purchase may bo made, &c.
Persons failing to enter lands with tho register, lose their right.
Locations of any claim by authorized commissioners confirmed.
Commission on confirmed claims, to the commissioner of Kaskaskia.
Ann Gilham may locate any unappropriated quarter section.
Chap. LXIV.—An Act to repeal certain ads therein mentioned. Fcb. 27, 1815
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Repeal of acta
United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act, entitled ofJuly26,1813,
"An act to authorize the President of the United States to accept the jan227 ""sis
services of state troops and of volunteers," and the act entitled " An act ch.25.'
Approved, February 27, 1815. »
Statute III. Feb. 27, 1815.
Act of April 9, 1816, ch. 43 $ 4.
Postm aster General authorized to allow a commission adequate to the services, &c., of postmasters.
Rates of commissions.
Further allowances to postmasters.
Other acts granting compensation to postmasters, repealed.
Act of April 30,1810, ch. 37.
Postmaster General authorized to employ any steamboat, &c, to carry the mail.
Masters of steamboats, &c. to duly deliver the' mail to the post-office. 18IG, ch. 43 $ 4.
Chap. LXV.—Jin Act in addition to the act regulating the post-office establishment.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General be, and [he] is hereby authorized to allow to the postmasters respectively, such commission on the moneys arising from the postage of letters, newspapers, and packets, as shall be adequate to their respective services and expenses. Provided, That the said commission shall not exceed the following several rates on the amount collected in one quarter, that is to say:
On a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars, twenty per cent.
On a sum not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars, seventeen per cent .
On a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, thirteen per cent .
On any sum over three thousand six hundred dollars, five per cent.
He may also allow the postmaster at distributing post-offices, a commission of four per cent . on any sum of postages distributed, not exceeding four thousand dollars: and a commission of three per cent. on any sum of postages distributed over four thousand dollars.
He may also allow to such postmasters as receive and despatch foreign mails, a sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars per quarter year, for that service; and he may augment the commission of those postmasters who receive the mail regularly between the hours of nine o'clock in the evening and five o'clock in the morning, from twenty to thirty-three and one third per cent. on one hundred and fifty dollars received in each quarter.
He may also allow to each postmaster one cent for each free letter delivered out of his office, and one cent for each free letter originally received by him and forwarded by mail.
He may also allow to each postmaster ten cents for every monthly register of the arrival and departure of the mail, returned to the general post-office. The Postmaster General may also allow to the postmasters, respectively, a commission of thirty-three and one third per cent. on the amount of postages which they shall collect on newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets; but no allowance for distribution, or for free letters, shall be made to any postmaster, who shall collect postages to the amount of five thousand dollars in one quarter.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force on and after the first day of April next, and thereupon all other acts and clauses thereof providing compensation or allowance to any postmaster or postmasters, shall cease to have effect, and are hereby repealed: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to effect, alter, or repeal, the provisions of the fortieth section of the act regulating the postoffice establishment .
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster General be authorized to have the mail carried in any steamboat, or other vessel, which shall be used as a packet, in any of the waters of the United States, on such terms and conditions, as shall be considered expedient: Provided, That he do not pay more than three cents for each letter, and each packet, and more than one half cent for each newspaper, conveyed in such mail.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of every master or manager of any steamboat, packet, or other vessel, which shall pass from one part or place to another part or place, in the United States, where a post-office is established, to deliver within three hours after his arrival, if in the day time, and within two hours after the next sunrise, if the arrival be in the night, all letters and packets addressed to, or destined for such port or place, to the postmaster there, for which he shall be entitled to receive of such postmaster two cents for every letter or packet so" delivered, unless the same shall be carried or conveyed under a contract with the Postmaster General; and if any master or manager of a steamboat, or other vessel, shall fail so to deliver any letter or packet, which shall have been brought by him, or shall have been in his care, or within his power, he shall incur a penalty of thirty dollars for every such failure.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every person employed on board any steamboat, or other vessel employed as a packet, shall deliver every letter, and packet of letters, intrusted to such person, to the master or manager of such steamboat, or other vessel; and before the said vessel shall touch at any other port or place; and for every failure, or neglect, so to deliver, a penalty of ten dollars shall be incurred for each letter and packet.
Approved, February 27, 1815.
Chap. LXIX.—An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following post-roads be, and the same are hereby discontinued, that is to say: From Columbia, by Shelbyville and Winchester, to Fayetteville, in Tennessee. From Tellicoe, in Tennessee, by Amoy river, Vaustown, and Tuckeytown, to Fort Stoddard, in Mississippi territory; and from Tuckabatchy by Tensaw and Fort Stoddart, to Pascagoola river, in Mississippi territory; from Cynthiana to Georgetown, in Kentucky. In North Carolina, from Washington to Lake Landing, on Motamuskeet . From Concord, by Loudon, Gilmanton, Meredith, New Holderness, to Plymouth; thence by New Hampton, Sanbornton, Northfield and Canterbury, to Concord.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following be established post-roads, that is to say:
In New Hampshire.—From Concord to Fryeburgh, in Maine. From Concord by Salisbury, Andover, New Chester, Bridgewater, Plymouth, thence by New Holderness, New Hampton, Sanbornton, Salisbury, to Concord. From Exeter, by Brent wood, Poplin, Raymond, Candia, and Pembroke, to Concord.
In Vermont.—From Chester South village, by Andover, Weston, Land Grove, and Peru, to Manchester. From Salem, New York, by Rupert, Paulet, Middleton, and Ira, to Rutland.
In Maine.—From Kennebunk to Alfred. From Prospect, by Mount Ephraim, to Frankfort.
In Massachusetts.—From Hosack, New York, by Pawnal, Vermont, to Williamstown. From Northampton, by Hadley, Sunderland, and Montague, to Northfield. From Foxborough, by Mansfield and Norton, to Taunton.
In Connecticut.—That the post-road from Norwalk, by Reading, to Danbury, pass through Saugatuck, and by the town-house in Reading.
In New York.—From Hadley Landing, in Saratoga, to Luzern, in Warren county. From Hamilton village, by Guilderland, Berne, Schoharie Courthouse, the brick church, in Cobleskill, Colonel I. Steward's, and Maryland, to Milford. From West Point to Haverstraw. From Burrage Mills, in Coventry, to Oxford. That the mail from Huntington" be carried by the north road to Smithtown, instead of the south road. From Stillwater, by Dunning street, in Malta, and the south end of Saratoga Lake, to Ballstown Springs, thence by the north end of Saratoga Lake, and by Roger's mills, to Stillwater. From Manlius, in Onondaga county, to Elbridge, in Camillus, thence to Auburn, in Cayuga county. From Bainbridge through Coventry to Green.
In New Jersey.—From Newark, by Orange Dale and Hanover, to
Penalty for neglect.
Persons employed onboard steamboats, &c. to faithfully deliver letters to the master which may be entrusted to them.
Penalty for neglect.
March 1, 1815.
Morristown. From Asbury, in Mansfield township, by Hacket's town,
In Pennsylvania.—From Huntington, by Woodeock Valley, Bedford,
In Ohio.—From Zanesville to Coshocton. From Wheeling, in Virginia, by Stephen Scott's at the mouth of Fishing Creek, to Marietta. From Delaware, in Ohio, by Norton, Upper Sandusky, and Lower Sandusky, to Fort Meigs. From Lebanon to Hamilton.
In Maryland.—From Baltimore, by Queenstown, Hillsborough, and Denton, to Mil ford. From Westminster, in Frederick county, through Uniontown, Middleburgh, Greenham, Mechanick's town, and Cave town, to Hager's town. From Elkton by Savinton to Georgetown cross roads.
In Virginia.—From Lindsay's store by Barboursville and Stanardsville to Harrisonburg. From Richmond to Lindsay's store, in Albemarle county. From Colesville, in Chesterfield county, by Halcomb's and Dennis's, to Amelia Courthouse, in lieu of the present route from Colesville to Amelia Courthouse. From Parkersburg, in Wood county, to Point Pleasant; that the route from Hopkins' tavern to Powhatan Courthouse, pass by way of Genito Bridge. That the Postmaster General be authorized to send a mail from Port Tobacco in Maryland, to Hanover town, so long as a stage shall run on that route. From the town of Petersburg, Virginia, by the Double Bridges and John Key's tavern in the county of Lunenburg, to Charlotte Courthouse. From Williesburg, in Charlotte county, by Doctor Snead's in Halifax county, to Cunningham's store in Person county, North Carolina.
In Kentucky.—From Cynthiana, by Paris and Winchester, to Richmond. From Isbelville to Clarksville, Tennessee. From Lexington to Georgetown. From Cincinnati, by Kennedy's, Gaines's, and Arnold's, on the ridge road, to Georgetown. From Glasgow to Allen Courthouse, and from Allen Courthouse to Bowling Green. From Middletown to Westport.
In North Carolina.—From Washington, by Bath, John Adams's, the Log House Landing, on Pungo river, and Germantown, to the Lake Landing in Matamuskeet . From Tarborough to Cobbs' Bridge, in Edgecomb county. From Bryant's cross roads to Windsor. From Tarborough to Scotland Neck. From Pittsborough, by Liberty and Gardner's store to Lexington.
In Tennessee.—From Nashville, by Harpeth settlement, and Shelbyville, to Fayetteville. From Rhea Courthouse, by Highwassy Garrison, Ross Fort, and Fort Jackson, to Fort St. Stephens.
In South Carolina.—From Marion Courthouse, by Harleysville, to Marlborough, to return by Brownsville to Marion Courthouse. From Cheraw Courthouse, by the Burnt Saw Mills, on Lynch's creek, Williamsburg Courthouse, and Murray's Ferry, on Santee, to Monk's Corner.
In the Mississippi Territory.—From the Choctaw agency, by John Ford's, on Pearl river, to New Orleans in the state of Louisiana.
In the Illinois Territory.—From Johnson Courthouse to Salem in Kentucky.
Approved, March 1, 1815.
March 3,1815. Chap. LXXII.—An Act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
Appropria- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
to°ndefravrithe States °f America, in Congress assembled,Thatfordefrayingtheexpenses expenses of the of the military establishment of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, for ordnance, fortifications, and the military estabIndian department, the following sums be, and the same are hereby llshment, &°respectively appropriated, that is to say:
For the pay of the army of the United States, including the private Appropriation*, servants kept by officers, nine hundred thousand dollars.
For forage to officers, one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
For subsistence of the army, seven hundred thousand dollars.
For the medical and hospital department, fifty thousand dollars.
For clothing, three hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
For the quartermaster's department, two hundred thousand dollars.
For purchasing horses for artillery, one hundred thousand dollars.
For ordnance and ordnance stores, including arsenals, magazines, and armories, nine hundred and thirty-eight thousand three hundred thirtyeight dollars.
For fortifications, four hundred thousand dollars.
For contingencies, two hundred thousand dollars.
For the Indian department, two hundred thousand dollars.
For advancing three months' pay to the officers deranged and noncommissioned officers and privates discharged, one million two hundred thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made, shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, March 3, 1815.
Chap. LXXIII.—An Act making further provision for completing the public buildings at West Point, for the accommodation of the Military Academy.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for completing buildings, and for providing an apparatus, a library, and all necessary implements, and for such contingent expenses as may be necessary and proper, in the judgment of the President of the United States, for the better support and accommodation of the Military Academy at West Point.
Approved, March 3, 1815.
Chap. LXXIV.—An Act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred arid fifteen.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That for defraying the expenses of the navy, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, the following sums be, and are hereby respectively appropriated, that is to say:
For pay and subsistence of the officers, and pay of the seamen, one million five hundred thirty-eight thousand three hundred sixty-four dollars and fifty cents.
For provisions, six hundred and seventy-three thousand, nine hundred and seventy-two dollars and fifty cents.
For medicine, hospital stores, and all expenses on account of the sick, forty thousand dollars.
For repairs of vessels, five hundred thousand dollars.
For contingent expenses, including freight, transportation and recruiting expenses, five hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Statute III. March 3, 1S15
Appropriations authorizea for defraying the expense o. the navy.