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Appropriations for Fortifications for 1846. An act making appropriations for certain fortifica.

tions of the United States, for the year ending on the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-six. March 3, 1845.

743 Military Services in Florida. An act providing payment for certain military services in Florida.

March 3, 1845. Appropriations for the Support of the Army for 1846. An act making appropriations for the sup

port of the army, for the year ending on the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-six. March 3, 1845.....

745 Commercial Intercourse with Miquelon and St. Pierre. An act regulating commercial inter. course with the Island of Miquelon and St. Pierre. March 3, 1845...

748 Improvement of the Harbor of Southport, in Wisconsin. An act to continue the harbor improve.

ment already commenced at the town of Southport, in the town of Southport, in the terri. tory of Wisconsin. March 3, 1845......

748 Construction and Improvement of Roads in Wisconsin. An act for the construction and improvement of certain roads in the territory of Wisconsin, March 3, 1845....

748 Transportation of the Mail between the United States and Foreign Countries. An act to provide

for the transportation of the mail between the United States and foreign countries, and for other purposes. March 3, 1845.....

.. 748 Drawback on certain Exports of Merchandise. An act allowing drawback upon foreign merchan.

dise exported in the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and to the

British North American provinces adjoining the United States. March 3, 1845. ....... 750 Appropriations for the Support of Government for 1846. An act making appropriations for the

civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and for other purposes. March 3, 1845.

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

tions for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes, for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty.five, and ending on the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-six. March 3, 1845.

766 Improvements in the Territory of Iowa. An act making appropriations for certain improvements in the territory of Iowa. March 3, 1845.

778 Post-Roads. An act to establish certain post-routes. March 3, 1845. .

778 Admission of Iowa and Florida into the Union. Acts supplemental to the act for the admis. sion of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union. March 3, 1845.

788, 789 Appropriations for the Naval Service for the Year 1846. An act making appropriations for the

naval service for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-six. March 3, 1845. .

790 Revenue Cutters and Steamers. An act relating to revenue cutters and steamers. March 3,

795

1845.......

RESOLUTIONS. No. 1. Explanation of an Act for the Payment of Revolutionary Pensions. A resolution expla.

natory of an act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and other pensions of the United States, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five. Jan. 23, 1845. ....

796 No. 3. Suspension of part of the Third Section of the Joint Resolution of 1841, as it affects the

Depôt at Memphis. A resolution to suspend a part of the third section of the joint resolution of the eleventh of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, relating to armories. Feb. 13, 1845. ...,

..... 796 No. 4. Contracts with Railroad Companies for Carrying the Mail. Joint resolution authorizing

the Postmaster General of the United States to contract with railroad companies, in cer.
tain cases, without advertising for proposals therefor. Feb. 20, 1845.....

796 No. 5. Distribution of the Work on the Exploring Expedition. A resolution for distributing the work on the Exploring Expedition. Feb. 20, 1845..

797 No. 7. Payment of Supplies, fc. for the Defence of the Inhabitants of Florida. A resolution

amendatory of the resolution passed April thirty, one thousand eight hundred and fortyfour,“ respecting the application of certain appropriations heretofore made." March 1, 1845..

797 No. 8. Annezation of Texas to the United States. Joint resolution for annexing Texas to the United States. March 1, 1845.

797

Page No 9. Putnam's Ploughing and Dredging Machine. A resolution directing an examination of Putnam's ploughing and dredging machine. March 3, 1845......

798 No. 10. Edition of the Laws of the United States. A resolution to authorize the Attorney Gene.

ral to contract for copies of a proposed edition of the laws and treaties of the United States. March 3, 1845.

... 798 No. 11. Shawnee Indians. A joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to pay any

balance that may be due the Shawnee Indians who served in the Florida war. March 3, 1845.....

800 No. 13. Reduction of Postage, fc. Joint resolution to fix the time when the act to reduce the

rates of postage, to limit the use and correct the abuse of the franking privilege, and for the prevention of frands on the revenues of the Post Office Department,

passed at this session, shall go into effect. March 3, 1845.

800 No. 14. Defaults by States in the Payment of Interest or Principal of Investments on Bonds

held by the United States. A joint resolution directing the Secretary of the Treasury, whenever

any

State shall have been or may be in default for the payment of interest or principal on investments in its stocks or bonds held by the United States in trust, to retain certain moneys to which such State is entitled for the purposes therein named. March 3, 1845. .

801 No. 15. Additional Inspectors at the Port of New Orleans. A resolution authorizing the em.

ployment of additional Inspectors of the Customs at the port of New Orleans. March 3, 1845....

801

APPENDIX NO. 1. Proclamation issued by the President of the United States under the act of June 1836, Chap. 86. 802

APPENDIX NO. 2. An act further to amend the act incorporating the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, passed February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and iwenty-nine.......

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TIIE

LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES.
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of

Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 7th day
of December, 1835, and ended July 4, 1836.
ANDREW JACKSON, President; MARTIN VAN BUREN, Vice President of

the United States, and President of the Senate, JAMES K. POLK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

STATUTE I. Chapter I.–An Act making an appropriation for repressing hostilities com- Jan. 14, 1836. menced by the Seminole Indians.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hundred and twenty thousand dollars be and the same hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expenses attending the suppression of hostilities with the Seminole Indians in Florida, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, conformably to the provisions of the act 1832, ch. 64. of April fifth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, making appropriations for the support of the army. APPROVED, January 14, 1836.

STATUTE I. Chap. III.-An Act making an additional appropriation for repressing hostilities Jan. 29, 1836. commenced by the Seminole Indians.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of five hundred Five hundred thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is appropriated, out of any lars, in addition money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in addition to a to former apformer appropriation, to defray the expenses attending the suppression propriations. of hostilities with the Seminole Indians in Florida; to be expended in the manner provided for in the act approved January fourteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, entitled “ An Act making an appropriation for 1836, ch. 1. repressing hostilities commenced by the Seminole Indians.". APPROVED, January 29, 1836.

STATUTE 1. Chap. V.-An Act to extend the charters of certain Banks, in the District of Feb. 9, 1836 Columbia, to the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

[Expired.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act 'of July States of America in Congress assembled, That the acts incorporating 2, 1836, ch. 260. certain banks in the District of Columbia, that is to say, the Bank of Potomac, and the Farmers Bank of Alexandria, in the city of Alexandria; the Union Bank, and the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Georgetown, Vol. V.-1

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in the town of Georgetown; the Bank of the Metropolis, the Patriotic Bank of Washington, and the Bank of Washington, in the city of Washington, be, and the same are hereby renewed, continued in full force, and limited to the first Saturday, and first day of October, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-six.

APPROVED, February 9, 1936. STATUTE I. Feb. 11, 1836. Chap. VII.-An Act making appropriations, in part, for the support of Govern

ment, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six. (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 the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappro

priated money in the Treasury, viz: Members of For pay and mileage of the members of Congress and Delegates, five Congress.

hundred and fifty-six thousand four hundred and eighty dollars. Clerks of the

of the officers and clerks of the Senate and House of RepreSenate & House of Representa sentatives, thirty-three thousand seven hundred dollars. tives.

For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent Stationery, &c. expenses of the Senate, fifty-three thousand seven hundred dollars.

For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent expenses of the House of Representatives, two hundred thousand dollars.

The said two sums last mentioned, to be applied to the payment of the ordinary expenditures of the Senate and House of Representatives, severally, and to no other purpose.

APPROVED, February 11, 1836.
STATUTE I.
Feb. 17, 1836. Chap. XXXVIII.-An Act to incorporate a fire insurance company, in the town of

Alexandria, in the District of Columbia.(a)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the persons who were (a) Decisions of the Courts of the United States on Insurance against Fire:

Among the conditions which were printed on the same sheet with a policy of insurance against fire, was one requiring that all persons insured, and sustaining loss or damage by fire, should forthwith give notice thereof to the company, and as soon after as possible deliver in a particular account of such loss or damage, signed with their own hands, and verified with their oath or affirmation, and also, if required, by their books of account and other proper vouchers." Held, that the particular account required by the above condition is a particular account of the articles lost or damaged, and does not refer to the manner and cause of the loss. Catlin v. The Springfield Ins. Co., 1 Sumner's C. C. R. 434.

In stating a loss, it is sufficient to show it io have been occasioned by a peril within the policy, without negativing the exception of losses from design, invasion, public enemies, riots, &c.; which are properly matters of defence. Ibid.

The words in a policy against fire, described the house as " at present occupied as a dwelling house, but to be occupied hereafter as a tavern, and privileged as such.” Held, that this is not a warranty that the house should, during the continuance of ihe risk, be constantly occupied as a tavern; but that it is, at farthest, a mere representation of the intention to occupy it as such, and a license or privilege granted by the underwriters that it might be so occupied. Ibid.

Where underwriters agree to make good any loss or damage “ by fire originating in any cause, except design in the insured, invasion,” &c., held, that the exception of losses by design admits all losses not by design; that, therefore, where the plaintiff negligently left the premises insured derelict, and intruders came and burnt them, without any co-operation or knowledge on the part of the plaintiff, it is a loss within the policy. Ibid.

The material inquiry is, does the offer for insurance state truly the interest of the assured in the pro. perty to be insured? The offer describes the property as belonging to Lawrence & Poindexter, and 6tates it afterwards to be their stone mill. It contains no qualifying terms, which should lead the mind to suspect that their title was not complete and absolute. The title of the assured was subject to contingencies, and was held under contracis which had become void by the non-performance of the same. The supreme court is of opinion that a precarious title, depending for its continuance on events which might or might not happen, is not such a title as is described in this offer for insurance ; construing the words of that offer as they are fairly to be understood. The Columbian Ins. Co. v. Lawrence, 2 Peters, 48.

The contract for insurance against fire is one in which the underwriter generally acts on the represent. ation of the assured ; and that representation ought consequently to be fair, and to omit nothing which it is material to the underwriter to know. It may not be necessary that the person requiring insurance should state every incumbrance on his property, which it might he required of him to state if it was offered for sale ; but fair dealing requires that he should state everything which might influence the mind of the underwriter in forming or declining the contract. Ibid. 49.

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