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expenses of further negotiations with the two former tribes, viz. the Sac

and Fox, and Winnebagoes, six thousand two hundred dollars. Expenses of For this sum, in addition to the appropriation peș act of eighteen treating with

hundred and thirty-five, for the expenses of treating with the Camanthe Camanches, ches and other wild tribes of the Western tribes, eight hundred and &c. Proviso. seventy-eight dollars and fifty-five cents: Provided, That no part of the

money appropriated by this act, shall be applied to the payment of any salary or other compensation to, or on account of, any officer or office, unless the same has been created by law or treaties, or is specifically

provided for in the appropriations in this act: Provided, further, That viso.

the commissioners appointed to negotiate treaties with the Indian tribes shall not be allowed more than ten cents per mile for travelling on the most direct route to and from his residence to the place of making the treaties, and eight dollars per day while engaged in making said treaties,

APPROVED, July 17, 1842.

Further pro

STATUTE II. Colap. LXVI.–An Act to regulate the value to be afixed to the pound sterling by July 27, 1842.

the Treasury Department. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all payments The pound by or to the Treasury, whether made here or in foreign countries, where sterling to be it becomes necessary to compute the value of the pound sterling, it shall computed at $4.84.

be deemed equal to four dollars and eighty-four cents, and the same rule shall be applied in appraising merchandise imported where the value is

by the invoice in pounds sterling. Acts, &c. in. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent here. consistent with these provisions, be and the same are hereby repealed. with, repealed.

APPROVED, July 27, 1842. STATUTE II. July 27, 1842. CHAP. LXVII.-An Act making an appropriation for the repair of the custom-house

in Providence, (Obsolete.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Expense of re- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the pairs limited. Treasury is authorized and directed to cause the custom-house at the

port of Providence, in the State of Rhode Island, to be repaired, at an expense not exceeding one thousand dollars; and that the sum of one thousand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, is hereby appropriated therefor.

APPROVED, July 27, 1942. STATUTE II. July 27, 1842. Chap. LXVIII.-An Act to amend An act for altering the time of holding the

district court of the United States for the western district of Pennsylvania at Act of May 8,

Williamsport," approved May eighth, eighteen hundred and forty. 1810, ch. 23.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Time of hold. States of America in Congress assembled, That the October term of ing the October the district court of the United States for the western district of Pennterm changed to the first Mon. sylvania, which is now directed to be holden at Williamsport, in Lvday in October. coming county, on the third Monday of October in each year, shall

hereafter commence and be holden on the first Monday of October in Process, &c. each and every year; and all process, pleadings, motions, suits, and

business heretofore begun, pending and undetermined, or which may hereafter be commenced or instituted, prior to the next October term, shall be held returnable and be returned to the first Monday of October next.

APPROVED, July 27, 1842.

(a) Notes of the acts which have been passed relative to foreign coins, vol. 2, 374.

STATUTE II. Chap. LXIX.-An Act to provide for satisfying claims for bounty lands, for mili- July 27, 1842. tary services in the late war with Great Britain, and for other purposes.

Act of April Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 16, 1816, vol. 3 States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases of war

284.

Persons to rants for bounty lands for military services in the war of eighteen hun- whom bounty dred and twelve with Great Britain, which remain unsatisfied at the date land warrants of this act, it shall be lawful for the person in whose name such war

were issued, rant shall have issued, his heirs or legal representatives, to enter at the land.

&c. may enter proper land office in any of the States or Territories in which the same may lie, the quantity of the public lands subject to private entry to which said person shall be entitled in virtue of such warrant in quarter

Proviso. sections: Provided, Such warrants shall be located within five years

1848, ch. 74. front the date of this act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the terms prescribed for the Acts of 27th issuing of warrants by the Secretary of the Department of War, under Jan. 1835, ch. the act entitled, “ An act to allow further time to complete the issuing tinued for five and locating of military land warrants during the late war,” and under years. the act entitled “An act to extend the time of issuing military land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary army," both of which acts were approved January twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, be, and the same are hereby, respectively, renewed and continued in force for the term of five years from and after the date of this act; and all cases which shall not, within the time aforesaid, be Cases not finally disposed of, shall be thereafter for ever barred from the benefits finally disposed of all claim to bounty land for services performed within the spirit and of within ibar

, for ever meaning of said acts : Provided, That warrants issued under the pro- barred. visions of this section may be located as is provided for warrants under Proviso. the first section of this act: And provided further, That the certificate Further proof location obtained under the provisions of this act, shall not be assign- viso. able, but the patent shall in all cases issue in the name of the person originally entitled to the bounty land, or to his heirs or legal representatives. APPROVED, July 27, 1842.

STATUTE II. Chap. LXXXII.-An Act to extend the jurisdiction of the corporation of George July 27, 1842.

town. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the jurisdiction of the Jurisdiction corporation of Georgetown is hereby extended so as to include the extended so as

to include the bridge lately constructed by the said corporation across the river Poto

Little Falls mac, at the Little Falls, and the site of said bridge and premises apper- bridge. taining to said site; and that, as often and as long as said bridge shall hereafter, from any cause, be impassable, it shall and may be lawful for

A ferry may, the proprietors of land on both sides of the said river, through which the be established. ferry road to connect with the Falls Bridge turnpike must necessarily pass, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to establish and keep a ferry, at any rate of ferriage not exceeding the tolls which the Georgetown Bridge Company were heretofore authorized to charge on

their bridge.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said Corporation of George- Powers of the town, in addition to its present chartered powers, shall have full power corporation of and authority to provide for licensing, taxing, and regulating, within its Georgetown Corporate limits, all traders, retailers, pawnbrokers, and to tax venders of lottery tickets, money changers, hawkers and pedlers.

APPROVED, July 27, 1342.

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marry, &c.

STATUTE II.

Chap. XCVI. -An Act to provide for erecting and lighting lamps on PennsylJuly 27, 1842.

vania Avenue. (Obsolete.]

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

thousand five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated,
out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, to be expended, under
the direction of the Commissioner of Public Buildings, in erecting and
lighting lamps on Pennsylvania avenue, between the Capitol and the
President's square.

APPROVED, July 27, 1812.
STATUTE II.
July 27, 1842.

Chap. CVI.—An Act in relation to marriages within the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Clergymen au:

States of America in Congress assembled, That the ministers of the gosthorized to pel, or clergy, who at any time may be legally authorized to unite per

sons in the bands of wedlock, or to join them together as man and wife,
either in the county of Washington or the county of Alexandria, shall
be, and are hereby, authorized to do so in any place within the District
of Columbia.

APPROVED, July 27, 1812.
STATUTE II.
July 30, 1842.

Chap. CVII. — An Act to provide for the permanent employment in the Post Office

Department of certain clerks heretofore for several years temporarily employed in that Department.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the Additional

United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster clerks authorized in P. O.

General be, and he is hereby, authorized to employ in the Post Office Department. Department, a topographer, at a salary of sixteen hundred dollars; and

eight additional clerks, whose annual compensation shall be as follows: three clerks at fourteen hundred dollars each, four clerks at one thou

sand two hundred dollars each, and one clerk at one thousand dollars. Arrears due

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the arrears of pay due to said clerks to said clerks from the first day of January last, at the rates aforesaid, and be paid. their regular salaries for the residue of the current year, be regularly

paid to them by the proper officer of the Department, and for this purpose the sum of eleven thousand six hundred dollars is hereby appro

priated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Certain tempo.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That eleven additional clerks hererary clerks in P. tofore temporarily employed in the office of the Auditor for the Post o. Department Office Department under the provisions of the acts of Congress of the made perma.

third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and the seventh of Act of March July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, shall be permanently added to 3, 1837, ch. 33.

the force in that office, at the rates of compensation heretofore allowed Act of July 7, for their services respectively, and the sum of thirteen thousand two 1838, ch. .

hundred dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of their salaries for the year eighteen hundred and forty-two.

APPROVED, July 30, 1812.
STATUTE II.
Aug. 1, 1842. Chap. CVIII.–An Act to regulate arrests on mesne process 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 hereafter no person

nent.

(a) See act supplementary to an act entitled "An act to regulate arrests on mesne process in the Dis. trict of Columbia,'' approved August 1, 1842; June 17, 1844, chap. 100.

cases.

a

shall be held to bail in any civil suit in the District of Columbia, unless Persons not to on affidavit, filed by the plaintiff or his agent, stating in cases of debt or in civil suits ex

be held to bail contract the amount which he verily believes to be due, and that the

cept on affida. same has been contracted by fraud or false pretences, or through a vit, in certain breach of trust, or that the defendant is concealing or has concealed his property in the District or elsewhere, or is about to remove the same from this District or the place of his residence, in order to evade the payment of the debt, or that, being a resident of the District and domiciled therein, is about to abscond without paying the debt, and with a view to avoid the payment of the same, setting forth all the facts on which said allegations of fraud or breach of trust are founded, and in all cases setting forth the grounds, nature, and particulars of the claim. The sufficiency of the affidavit to hold to bail, and the amount of bail Sufficieney of to be given, shall , upon application of the defendant, be decided by the affidavit, &c.

how to be court in term time, and by any single judge in vacation. In all cases termined. in which the affidavit required by this act is not filed previously to issuing the writ, the defendant, upon its service, shall not be required to give bail, but merely to sign an order to the clerk of the court to enter his appearance in the cause, which, if he refuses to do, he may then be held to bail as in other cases. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person now held to bail

Relative to the in a civil suit in the said District may apply to the Circuit Court of the discharge of said District in term time, or to any judge thereof in vacation, for a rule held to bail in

persons now to show cause why he shall not be discharged on filing a common ap- civil suits. pearance, and shall be so discharged unless the plaintiff or his agent shall file a sufficient affidavit, in conformity with the provisions of the preceding section, within a reasonable period of time, to be assigned by the court or the judge to whom the application is made. APPROVED, August 1, 1842.

STATUTE II. Chap. CIX.–An Act to extend the provisions of an act entitled " An act to regu. Aug. 1, 1842.

late processes in the courts of the United States," passed the nineteenth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight. (a)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions Act 19th May of an act entitled, “ An act to regulate processes in the courts of the 1828, ch. 68,

made applicablc United States," passed the nineteenth day of May, one thousand eight to States since hundred and twenty-eight, shall be, and they are hereby, made applica- admitted into ble to such States as have been admitted into the Union since the date the Union. of said act. APPROVED, August 1, 1842.

STATUTE II. CAAP. CXX. An Act to constitute the ports of Slonington, Mystic river, and

Aug. 3, 1842. Pawcatuck river, a collection district. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the town of Stonington a Stonington, in the county of New London, State of Connecticut, shall collection disbe a collection district, from and after the thirtieth day of June next;

trict and port of and that the port of Stonington, aforesaid, shall be, and hereby is, made 1812, ch. 177.

, a port of entry. Sec. 2. And be it further enacied, That the district of Stonington

District of Sto. shall comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, and harbors, from the nington desig.

nated. west line of Mystic river, including the villages of Portersville and Noank, in the town of Groton, State of Connecticut, to the east line of Pawcatuck river, including the town of Westerly, State of Rhode Island, any thing in any former law to the contrary notwithstanding.

(a) See notes of the decisions of the courts of the United States on the subject of process, vol. 1, 93, and notes to the act of May 19, 1828, chap. 68, vol. 4, 278.

entry.

Office of sur- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the thirtieth veyor abolished. day of July present, the office of surveyor of the port of Stonington, A collector to aforesaid, be, and the same is hereby, abolished; and a collector for the be appointed, aforesaid district shall be appointed, to reside at the port of Stonington, duties.

who, in addition to his other emoluments, shall be entitled to receire the salary now allowed by law to the surveyor, aforesaid, and no more; and said collector shall also perform the duties heretofore enjoined on the surveyor.

APPROVED, August 3, 1842. STATUTE II. Aug. 4, 1642. Chap. CXXI. — An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the year (Obsolete.]

one thousand eight hundred and forty-two. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums Appropria

be appropriated, in addition to the unexpended balances of former aptions.

propriations, out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, for the

naval service for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, riz: Pay of officers No. 1. For pay of commission, warrant and petty officers and seaand seamen. men, two million three hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars : ProProviso. vided, That till otherwise ordered by Congress, the officers of the navy

shall not be increased beyond the number in the respective grades that Vol. ix. p. 172

were in the service on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-two, nor shall there be any further appointment of midshipmen until the number in the service be reduced to the number that were in service on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-one, beyond which they shall not be increased until the further order of

Congress. Pay of super

No. 2. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the intendents, &c. civil establishments at the several yards, seventy-eight thousand four at yards.

hundred and twenty dollars. Provisions. No. 3. For provisions, seven hundred and twenty thousand dollars. Medicines,&c. No. 4. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores and

other expenses on account of the sick, thirty thousand dollars. Repairs, &c. No. 5. For increase, repair, armament, and equipment of the navy,

and wear and tear of vessels in commission, two million dollars. Ordnance, &c.

No. 6. For ordnance and ordnance stores on the Northern lakes, on the lakes. fifty-nine thousand and ninety-seven dollars. Navy yards at No. 7. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Portsmouth.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, forty-seven thousand four hundred and

twenty-five dollars. Charlestown.

No. 8. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Charlestown, Massachusetts, twenty-nine thousand dollars.

No. 9. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, New York, one hundred and twenty-nine thousand one hunProvisoes rela- dred dollars: Provided, That no part of this or any former appropriative to the con- tion to that object shall be applied to the construction of a dry dock at struction of a dry dock.

Brooklyn, except in payment for materials previously contracted for and yet to be delivered, until a suitable place shall be selected in the harbor of New York, and the title to land obtained, and a plan and estimate of the cost made, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, and approved by him and the President: And provided, also, That the Secretary of the Navy may, in his discretion, apply the sum of one hundred thousand dollars of the amount hereby appropriated, and any balance of former appropriations for the construction of a dry dock at Brooklyn, New York, to the construction of a floating dock at the same place; and if any part of this appropriation shall be expended upon the construction of a floating dock, as hereby authorized, the construction of the dry dock shall be suspended until the further order of Congress.

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