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or their legal representatives, specifying thereon the extent of their seve.

ral claims by occupancy; and that when the said entry shall be made, To enure to the same shall enure to the benefit of such persons, severally, in the their benefit se. proportions and according to the quantities specified on said plat: And verally. Proviso.

provided further, That this act shall not invalidate any rights which any other person, not herein named, may be entitled to under any law heretofore passed.

APPROVED, June 17, 1844.

RESOLUTIONS. March 4, 1844. No. 1. A Joint Resolution accepting the sword of Washington and staff of

Franklin. Preamble. Whereas, by a joint resolution which passed both Houses of Congress

during the third session of the twenty-seventh Congress, the sword of Washington and the staff of Franklin, presented to Congress by Samuel T. Washington, of Kenawha county, Virginia, were accepted in the name of the nation, and the thanks of Congress were presented therefor to the donor, and the President of the United States was directed to communicate to the said Samuel T. Washington a copy of said resolution. And whereas, said resolution did not reach the President of the United States before the adjournment of Congress, and did not therefore receive his approval and signature. And whereas, the President of the United States did communicate to the said Samuel T. Washington a copy of said resolution: Therefore, in

order to vest the title to said relics in the United States, Sword and Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United staff accepted States of America in Congress assembled, That said sword and staff to be deposited in State Dep't.

are hereby accepted in the name of the Nation, and that they be deposited in the Department of State of the United States for safe-keeping.

APPROVED, March 4, 1844.

April 30, 1844. No. 2. Joint Resolution of respect for the memory of the donor of the Camp Chest

of General Washington. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sense of the States of America in Congress assembled, That the Senate and House value of the be- of Representatives take pleasure in recognising to the widow and family quest testified to of the late William Sydney Winder, their high sense of the value of

and family of W. S. the bequest contained in his will, and in expressing their respect for the Winder by

memory of the donor. Congress.

APPROVED, April 30, 1844.

April 30, 1844. No. 3. Joint Resolution accepting the Camp Chest of General Washington

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Camp chest States of America in Congress assembled, That the Camp Chest of accepied, and to be deposited

General George Washington, which he used during the revolutionary war, as a precious re. bequeathed, by the last will of the late William Sydney Winder, to the lic in the Dept Congress of the United States, be and the same is hereby accepted, and of State.

that the same be deposited, as a precious relic, to be preserved in the Department of State.

APPROVED, April 30, 1844.

April 30, 1844. No. 4. Joint Resolution respecting the application of certain appropriations hereto

fore made. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Settlements for supplies furnish States of America in Congress assembled, That, in settling for supplies ed militia under furnished to militia in the service of the United States under the act of twenty-third August, eighteen hundred and forty-two, the accounting act of Aug. 23, officers be directed to discharge the claims for said supplies in the fol- 1842, ch, 192, lowing order, to wit: First, the amounts due to individual claimants, charged. and secondly, those due to the Territory of Florida: Provided, that the Proviso. whole amount of supplies paid for shall not exceed the quantity of each description to which the said troops were entitled by existing laws.

Post, p. 797. APPROVED, April 30, 1844.

No. 5. Joint Resolution providing for the printing of additional copies of the jour- April 30, 1844.

nals and public documents, Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall hereafter be

Additional co. printed fifty copies of the public journals and documents of the Senate, and documents

pies of journals and one hundred copies of the public journals and documents of the to be printed, House of Representatives, in addition to the number now required by

Post, p. 718. law to be printed; and that fifty copies of said journals and documents, in addition to the number now deposited with the Secretary of State, shall hereafter be annually delivered to that officer for distribution according to law; and the residue of said journals and documents shall be deposited in the Library of Congress.

APPROVED, April 30, 1844.

No. 6. Joint Resolution in relation to certain property purchased for the use of the May 23, 1844.

United States at the port of Bath, in the State of Maine.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Sec. Treas. to

· have charge of Treasury shall have charge of a certain lot, with the buildings thereon

a lot sold as the and appurtenances, late the property of the President, Directors and property of the Company of the Bath Bank, in the town of Bath, in the State of Maine, Bath Bank, and taken in execution at the suit of the United States, sold and bought United States. in by the United States, some years since; and he shall have power to set apart the said premises for the use of a custom-house and such other public uses as he may judge to be expedient and proper, until the further order of Congress in the matter.

APPROVED, May 23, 1844.

No. 9. Resolution authorizing the corporation of Baltimore to use a building of June 3, 1844.

the United States ai Lazaretto Point. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the mayor and city Corporate an. council of Baltimore be and they are hereby authorized to use, as often thorities of Bal as may be found necessary, the public building at Lazaretto Point, near the building at the harbor of the port of Baltimore, for the reception and accommoda- Lazaretto Point.

&c. tion of such passengers in ships or vessels arriving at that port as may from time to time be reported in an unhealthful state : Provided, That Proviso. in such use of said building by the city of Baltimore, the same shall not interfere with or obstruct the occupation thereof in the manner and for the purposes required by the Government: And provided, further, Proviso. That the said occupation of said building by the city of Baltimore, shall be discontinued or suspended upon the requisition of the Secretary of the Treasury, whenever he shall deem it necessary for the use of the Government.

APPROVED, June 3, 1844.

June 12, 1844. No. 10. A Resolution respecting receipts issued by the Treasurer of the United

Slates, in payment for public lands. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Treasurer's Stutes of America in Congress assembled, That any certificates which ceruficales of

have been issued by the Treasurer of the United States, in favor of indeposites for the dividuals who have deposited moneys at the Treasury in payment for purchase of lands under act lands intended by them to be purchased under the act of Congress, apof April 24, proved April the twenty-fourth, in the year of our Lord one thousand 1820, ch. 51, when assigned,

eight hundred and twenty, entitled “ An act making further provision to be received for the sale of the public lands,” and which certificates have been as in payment for signed, may be received in payment for public lands purchased at public public lands.

sale or by private entry; and any receiver of public moneys who may have received such certificates in payment, as aforesaid, may be credited with the amount thereof, upon delivering them duly transferred to the Treasury.

APPROVED, June 12, 1944.

June 12, 1844. No. 11. A Resolution suspending the joint resolution providing for the printing of

additional copies of the journals and public documents.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Suspended til! States of America in Congress assembled, That the resolution "pronext session of viding for the printing of additional copies of the journals and public Congress. Ante, p. 717. documents,” shall be su ded and take effect only from the com

mencement of the next session of Congress.

APPROVED, June 12, 1844.

June 12, 1844. . No. 12. A Resolution to continue two clerks in the business of reserrations and

grants under Indian treaties. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Continued till States of America in Congress assembled, That the authority given to otherwise di.

the Secretary of War by the joint resolution, approved May eighteenth, rec:ed by Con.

one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, to continue for two years gress.

the employment of two clerks in the business of reservations and grants Ante, p.

583.

under Indian treaties, is hereby extended and continued till otherwise directed by Congress.

APPROVED, June 12, 1844.

June 15, 1844. No. 14. A Joint Resolution in relation to the transmission of the British mail

between Boston and Canada, and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Postmaster

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General Cen'l to make

be and he is hereby authorized to make such arrangements as may be arrangements with British go. deemed expedient with the Post Office Department of the British government for

vernment for the transmission of the British mail in its unbroken state transmission of the inails be.

or condition between Boston and Canada. tween Boston Be it further resolved, That the Postmaster General be and he is and Canada.

hereby authorized to enter into such arrangenient or arrangements with Arrangements to be made for the proper authorities in France and Germany, and the owners or agents transmission of of vessels plying regularly between those countries and the United States, the mail betw'n whereby a safe and as near as possible a regular direct mail communi

U. S. and Europe. cation, under official guaranty, between the United States and the con

Poris of Bre. tinent of Europe, viz. : the ports of Bremen in Germany and Havre in men, Havre,

France, and such other principal ports on said continent as the Post

to be secured, &c. master General may deem most proper, shall be secured — so that the

entire inland and foreign postage on letters and all other mail matter, sent over sea from and to the United States, to and from any part of France and of the States comprehended within the German Customs Union, and of those countries on the continent, between which and France and of the said German States there exists a continued arrangement of the like kind, may be paid at the place where they are respectively mailed or received.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

No. 15. A Resolution for the relief of certain claimants under the Cherokee treaty June 15, 1844.

of one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Certificates is.

sued or allowed Treasury be directed to pay, or cause to be paid, the several sums found by commission. due to claimants under the Cherokee treaty of one thousand eight hun- ers under Chedred and thirty-six, upon the certificates issued by the board of com- rokee treaty, to

be paid. missioners appointed in pursuance of the seventeenth article of said treaty, out of the unexpended balance of appropriations made for the payment of such claims, upon the presentation of said certificates.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

may transfer

No 16. A Joint Resolution authorizing the transfer of certain clerks in the Trea- June 15, 1844.

sury Department. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Sec. of Treas. Treasury be, and is hereby authorized to transfer from any office or

three clerks to offices of the Treasury Department from which their services may, in

arrange statis. his opinion, be dispensed with, three or more clerks to be employed tical informaunder bis direction in collecting, arranging and classifying such statisti- tion, &c. cal information as may be procured, showing or tending to show each year the condition of the agriculture, manufactures, domestic trade, currency and banks of the several States and Territories of the United States. The clerks which may be transferred and employed under this

Clerks to re

ceive same pay authority shall receive the same salaries as at present—and a report

as before. containing the results of the information obtained upon the before mentioned subjects, shall be annually made to Congress by the Secretary of the Treasury, on the first Monday of January.

APPROVED, June 15, 1844.

No. 17. A Resolution relating to the public lands appertaining to the armories at June 17, 1844.

Spring field and Harper's Ferry. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Sec. of War be, and he is hereby authorized to alter, establish and settle the boun- may alter the dary lines between the United States' lands at the Springfield armory

boundaries, so

as to allow the and the contiguous lands belonging to the town of Springfield in the laying out, &c. State of Massachusetts, and to individual citizens, in such a way as of streets. may be best calculated to allow the laying out and altering of streets and highways for the mutual convenience and advantage of all parties; and for this purpose he is further authorized to exchange and convey, and May exchange to receive from the corporate authorities of Springfield, or to and from convey, or reindividual proprietors, such fractional parts of land as may

that purpose. for the accommodation and convenience of the town of Springfield in running its public streets and highways, and of the armory in securing the safety of, and free access to its workshops, arsenals, and other public buildings; and to grant on the part of the United States, and receive from the corporative authorities of Springfield, or from individual proprie

ceive land for be necessary

tors, deeds and titles for the lands so exchanged and disposed of to es.

tablish convenient boundaries. Authorized to Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the Secretary of War be, rauify the ex. and he is hereby authorized and empowered to ratify and confirm an change made with the Wager exchange of land at Harper's Ferry, in the State of Virginia, which has family of land been made between the United States and the Wager family for the purat Harper's pose of securing a more convenient access to the workshops of the Ferry.

United States armory at that place, and to give and receive deeds to and from the persons lawfully holding the land thus obtained from the United States, and the legal owners of the land, the occupancy of which was transferred to the United States in exchange therefor.

APPROVED, June 17, 1844.

June 17, 1844. No. 18. Joint Resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to the British authori

ties at Gibraltar, and the commander, officers, and crew of her Britannic Majesty's ship Malabar.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United President to States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the communicate to United States be requested to communicate to the British Government, them the high

in such manner as he may deem proper, the high sense entertained by sense of Con. gress of their Congress of the generous zeal displayed by the British authorities at zeal displayed Gibraltar, and the comma

mander, officers and crew of her Britannic Maon the burning of the Missouri.

jesty's ship Malabar, in endeavoring to save from destruction the American steam frigate Missouri, and in preserving the lives of her officers and crew, as well as of the kindness and hospitality which characterized their treatment of the ship's company of that vessel, after her unfortunate destruction by fire.

APPROVED, June 17, 1844.

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