Abbildungen der Seite
PDF
EPUB
[ocr errors]

of the United States, under the direction of the Surgeon General for

said fiscal year, two thousand dollars. Improvements For the continuation of improvements on the Missouri, Mississippi, on the western Ohio and Arkansas rivers, for said half year, fifty thousand dollars; and rivers.

for said fiscal year, one hundred thousand dollars. Appropriation Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums be, and for the military the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the academy.

treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the military

academy for the half calendar year and for the fiscal year aforesaid. Pay.

For pay of officers, instructors, cadets, and musicians, for said half calendar year, thirty thousand two hundred and thirty-two dollars; and

for the said fiscal year, sixty thousand four hundred and sixty-four dolProvisoes rela. lars: Provided, That hereafter in all cases of appointments of cadets to tive to the ap- the West Point Academy, the individual selected shall be an actual resipointment of cadeis.

dent of the congressional district of the State or Territory, or District of Columbia, from which the appointment purports to be made: And provided further, That the number of cadets by appointments hereafter to be made, shall be limited to the number of the representatives and delegates in Congress, and one for the District of Columbia, and that each congressional and territorial district and District of Columbia, shall be entitled to have one cadet at said academy: Provided, That nothing in this section shall prevent the appointment of an additional number of cadets not exceeding ten to be appointed at large, without

being confined 10 a selection by congressional districts. Subsistence. For commutation of subsistence, for said half calendar year, nineteen

thousand eight hundred and seventy-three dollars and eighty cents; and

for the said fiscal year, forty thousand and seventy-seven dollars. Forage of offi. For commutation of forage for officers' horses, for said half calendar cers' horses.

year, two thousand five hundred and ninety-two dollars; and for said

fiscal year, five thousand one hundred and eighty-four dollars. Clothing of of. For commutation of clothing for officers' servants, for said half calenficers' servants. dar year, two hundred and ten dollars, and for said fiscal year, four

hundred and twenty dollars. Current and For the various current and ordinary expenses of the academy, other ordinary ex- than pay and subsistence, for said half calendar year, eleven thousand

eight hundred and five dollars and ten cents; and for said fiscal year,

twenty-four thousand nine hundred and forty-one dollars and twenty Proviso. cents : Provided, That hereafter there shall not be a board of visiters 1846, ch. 96, 52. appointed to visit the West Point Academy unless otherwise ordered by

Congress. Library. For increase and expense of library, for said half calendar year, sis

hundred and fifty dollars; and for said fiscal year, one thousand three

hundred dollars. Barracks. For construction of barracks for cadets for said fiscal year, thirty

thousand dollars.

APPROVED, March 1, 1843.

a

penses.

STATUTE III. March 1, 1843. Chap. LIII.-An Act regulating the mode of paying over to the State of Alabama (Obsolete.)

the two per cent. fund relinquished to said State by the act approved on the fourth Act of Sept. 4,

day of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. 1811, ch. 16. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

Bills of the Bank of Alaba- United States of America in Congress assembled, That the registers ma receivable and receivers of public moneys at the different land offices in the State for lands, to the of Alabama be, and they are hereby, authorized and required, under ainount of the two per cent. such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, to take fund unpaid.

and receive from the actual settlers on the public lands in said State, in payment for their houses and improvements, entered by virtue of any of the pre-emption laws now in force, the bills of the Bank of the State of

pass cur

Alabama, or any of the branches thereof, to an amount equal to the amount of the two per cent. fund relinquished to this State by the Congress of the United States, remaining unpaid : Provided, That no settler Quantity of

lauud to be en. shall be allowed to enter more than one quarter section of land with the

tered by a set. bills of said bank, or either of them: And provided further, That the iler. State of Alabama shall receive from the Government of the United

Alabama to

receive said bills States, in payment of said two per cent. fund, the bills of the Bank of

in payment of the State of Alabama, and the several branches thereof, taken and re- the two per ct. ceived by the registers and receivers, as aforesaid, from the settlers fund. aforesaid, in payment for their pre-emption claims: And provided fur- Terms of the ther, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to change the relinquishment terms, conditions, and limitations, annexed to the relinquishment of said this act. fund to the said State, by the act aforesaid; but such terms, conditions, and limitations, shall apply and be in full force in reference to said fund, notwithstanding its payment in the mode provided by this act. APPROVED, March 1, 1843.

STATUTE III. Chap. LXIX.An Act regulating the currency of foreign gold and silver coins in March 3, 1843.

the United States. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after Certain gold

coins of Great the passage of this act, the following foreign gold coins shall rent'as money within the United States, and be receivable, by weight, France to be

Britain and for the payment of all debts and demands, at the rates following, that is current-their to say: the gold coins of Great Britain, of not less than nine hundred value fixed. and fifteen and a half thousandths in fineness, at ninety-four cents and six-tenths of a cent per pennyweight; and the gold coins of France, of not less than eight hundred and ninety-nine thousandths in fineness, at ninety-two cents and nine-tenths of a cent per pennyweight.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage Silver coins of of this act, the following foreign silver coins shall pass current as money Spain, Mexico, within the United States, and be receivable by tale, for the payment of and France, all debts and demands, at the rates following, that is to say: the Spanish also. pillar dollars, and the dollars of Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia, of not less than eight hundred and ninety-seven thousandths in fineness, and four hundred and fifteen grains in weight, at one hundred cents each; and the five franc pieces of France, of not less than nine hundred thousandths in fineness, and three hundred and eighty-four grains in weight, at ninety-three cents each.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Assays of said Secretary of the Treasury to cause assays of the coins made current by coins to be this act to be had at the mint of the United States, at least once in every ported to Con. year, and to make report of the result thereof Congress.

gress. APPROVED, March 3, 1843.

STATUTE III. Chap. LXX. - An Act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the

March 3, 1843. 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

(Obsolete.) 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. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

AppropriaUnited States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, for the preservation, repairs, and construction of certain fortifications, for the half calendar year beginning on the first day of January and ending on the thirtieth day of June,

(a) Notes of the acts of Congress relating to the currency of foreign coins, vol. 2, 374.

Fort Indepen. dence. Fort Warren.

Lovell's island.

Fort Adams.

Ft. Trumbull.

Fort Niagara.

Fort Ontario.

Fort Schuyler.

Fort Wood.

Fort Hamilton.

one thousand eight hundred and forty-three; and for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fortythree, and ending on the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four:

For repairs of Fort Independence and sea-wall, Castle Island, Boston harbor, for the said fiscal year, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For Fort Warren, Boston harbor, for the said half calendar year, twenty-five thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, fifty thousand dollars.

For sea-wall on Lovell’s island, Boston harbor, for the said fiscal year, sixteen thousand dollars.

For Fort Adams, Rhode Island, for the said half calendar year, twenty thousand dollars, and for the said fiscal year thirty thousand dollars.

For rebuilding Fort Trumbull, New London harbor, Connecticut, for the said half calendar year, five thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, forty thousand dollars.

For repairs for Fort Niagara, New York, for the said half calendar year, five thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Ontario, New York, for the said half calendar year, three thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, six thousand dollars.

For Fort Schuyler, East river, New York, for the said half calendar year, three thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, fifty thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Wood, Bedlow's island, New York harbor, New York, for the said fiscal year, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Hamilton, New York harbor, New York, for the said half calendar year, three thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, fifteen thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Washington, Potomac river, Maryland, for the said fiscal year, seven thousand five hundred dollars.

For Fort Monroe, Virginia, for the said half calendar year, twentyfive thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, fifty thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Macon, Beaufort harbor, North Carolina, for the said half calendar year, eight thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, seven thousand dollars.

For preservation of site of Fort Macon, Beaufort harbor, North Carolina, for the said half calendar year, eight thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, thirteen thousand dollars.

For repairs for Fort Caswell, Cape Fear river, North Carolina, for the said fiscal year, six thousand dollars.

For dike to Drunken Dick shoal, for preservation of Sullivan's island and site of Fort Moultrie, South Carolina, for the said fiscal year, thirty thousand dollars.

For Fort Sumter, Charleston harbor, South Carolina, for the said fiscal year, forty-five thousand dollars.

For preservation of site of Fort Johnson, South Carolina, for the said half calendar year, six thousand five hundred dollars.

For Fort Pulaski, Georgia, for the said half calendar year, thirty thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, thirty thousand dollars.

For Fort Pickens, Pensacola harbor, Florida, for the said half calendar year, seven thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, six thousand dollars.

For Fort McRee, Pensacola harbor, Florida, for the said half calendar year, four thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, four thousand dollars.

For Fort Barrancas, Pensacola harbor, Florida, for the said half calen

Fort Washing. ton. Fort Monroe.

Fort Macon.

Fort Caswell.

Drunken Dick shoal,

Fort Sumter.

Fort Johnson.

Fort Pulaski.

Fort Pickens.

Fort McRee.

Ft. Barrancas.

dar year, twenty-five thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal

year, thirty-three thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Morgan, Mobile point, Alabama, for the said half Fort Morgan. calendar year, eight thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, ten thousand dollars. For repairs of Fort Dupre, Louisiana, for the said half calendar

year, Fort Dupre. three thousand five hundred dollars.

For repairs of Fort Jackson, Mississippi river, Louisiana, for the said Fort Jackson. half calendar year, ten thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, ten thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort St. Philip, Mississippi river, Louisiana, for the Fort St.Philip. said half calendar year, five thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, five thousand dollars.

For Fort Livingston, Grand Terre island, Barrataria bay, Louisiana, Ft.Livingston. for the said half calendar year, twenty thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, thirty thousand dollars.

For repairing and rebuilding barracks at Fort Gibson at its present Fort Gibson. site, or in the vicinity thereof, fifteen thousand dollars.

For the completion of the works at Fort Smith, Arkansas, for the Fort Smith. said half calendar year, twenty thousand dollars.

For completion of barracks, quarters, and storehouses, at Fort At- FortAtkinson. kinson, Turkey river, for the said half calendar year, six thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-five thou- Narrows of the sand dollars, appropriated by the act of Congress, approved ninth of Penobscot. September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, for defensive

1841, ch. 17. works, barracks, and other necessary buildings, and purchase of a site for depot at or near the junction of the Mattawamkeag and Penobscot rivers, Maine, may be applied to the purchase of a site and commencement of defensive works at or near the Narrows of the Penobscot, Maine. APPROVED, March 3, 1843.

STATUTE III. CHAP. LXXI. - An Act declaring Robbinston in the State of Maine, to be a port March 3, 1843.

of delivery. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the town of Robbinston Robbinston, in the State of Maine, shall be a port of delivery, to be an- made a port of

delivery. nexed to the district of Passamaquoddy, and shall be subject to the regulations as other ports of delivery in the United States. APPROVED, March 3, 1843.

STATUTE III.

March 3, 1843. CHAP. LXXII. - An Act to permit the entry of merchandise recovered from ship

wreck, in certain cases, free from duty. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Merchandise, States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever any ship or

recovered from vessel laden with merchandise, in whole or in part, subject to duty, shipwreck, ad. shall be, or shall have been, sunk in any river, harbor, bay, or waters, mitted free of subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and within its limits, duty. and shall have remained so sunk for the period of two years, and shall be abandoned by the owners thereof, any person or persons who may raise such ship or vessel, shall be permitted to bring any merchandise recovered therefrom, into the port nearest to the place where said ship or vessel was so raised, free from the payment of any duty thereupon, and without being obliged to enter the same at the custom-house, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe.

APPROVED, March 3, 1943.
Vol. V.-77

same

STATUTE III.
March 3, 1843. Chap. LXXIII.-An Act to reduce the salary of the surveyor of the port of Cam-

den, New Jersey. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Salary reduced. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the salary of

the surveyor of the port of Camden, in the State of New Jersey, shall be fixed at two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, besides the lawful

fees allowed to surveyors. Act to take ef. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect fect from its from the date of its passage, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent

. Acts repealed. with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, March 3, 1843. STATUTE III. March 3, 1843. Chap. LXXIV.-An Act to change the times of holding the circuit and distria Act of May 5,

courts for the district of East Tennessee. (a) 1830, ch. 69, Act of Jan. 13,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 1831, ch. 1. States of America in Congress assembled, That the circuit and district Act of Jan. 18, courts of the United States for the district of East Tennessee, shall 1839, ch. 3. Tines of hold.

hereafter be held on the third Mondays of April and October in each ing said courts and every year, instead of the times now prescribed by law, under the changed. same rules, in the same manner, and under the same regulations now

prescribed for the holding of said courts. In case of non- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case of the non-attendattendance of

ance from any cause of the district judge at either of the courts in the district judge, circuit

either of the districts in the State of Tennessee, required or authorized judge to hold to be held by him, the circuit judge whose circuit includes said districts court, &c.

may hold the same, and in addition to the jurisdiction now conferred on him, shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction and powers now conferred on said district judge.

Approved, March 3, 1843. STATUTE III. March 3, 1843. CHAP. LXXV.-An Act to fix the compensation of the Commissioner of Public

Buildings. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uni. Compensation ted States of America in Congress assembled, That the compensation fixed.

of the Commissioner of Public Buildings shall be two thousand dollars

per annum, and no more. Relative to the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no portion of the approapplication of

priation for public buildings and grounds, or any improvement or alterathe appropria. tion for public

tion of the same, shall be applied to the payment of a cierk or clerks in buildings and the office of said commissioner, or of an architect, unless the same be grounds.

expressly provided for in the act. Acts inconsist. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts or parts of acts inent herewith consistent with the provisions of this act be, and the same hereby are, repealed.

repealed.

APPROVED, March 3, 1843.

STATUTE III. March 3, 1843.

(Obsolete.]

Chap. LXXVI.–An Act making appropriations for the payment of nary pen

sions due on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four.

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, out of any money in

Appropriations.

(a) Circuit courts in Tennessee, vol. 2, 420, 477, 516, 693.
District Courts in Tennessee, vol. 2, 273 ; act of 1839, chap. 3.
Process in the Circuit Courts of East and West Tennessee, vol. 3, 661.

« ZurückWeiter »