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the register and receiver of the land office at Little Rock sold to him through mistake, and upon which he made valuable improvements, but which lands were subsequently sold and patented by the United States to James Brown, three hundred and twenty acres of the unappropriated and unimproved lands of the United States in the Helena land district in the State of Arkansas.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

CHAP. 17.-AN 1.CT for the relief of James H. Relfe.

Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re: presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasu- His accounts for

expenses incurred ry Department be, and they are hereby, directed to audit and in executing an

al order from the settle the account of James H. Relfe, United States marshal War Department for the district of Missouri, for the expenses incurred by him to be audited and in the execution of the order of the twentieth of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, from the War Department, by which the marshal of said district was directed to remove certain intruders from the military reservation at Fort Leavenworth, Missouri; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to pay to the said Relfe the amount which shall be found due him for such expenses, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not exceeding in amount such expenses not two hundred dollars.

exceeding $200. Approved, April 14th, 1842.

To be paid for

CHAP. 18.-AN ACT for the relief of John S. Billings.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the pension allowed to John S. Billings, an His pension ininvalid pensioner, be increased to eight dollars per month, from month. the last day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyseven, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

CHAP. 19.-AN ACT to extend the time for selling the lands granted to the

incorporated Kentucky Asylum for teaching the Deaf and Dumb.

Sec: 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress

assembled, That the further time of five years, from and after an extenston o · the time heretofore allowed, be, and the same is hereby, allow. years allowed.

ed and permitted the trustees of the Centre College of Ken.

located in Arkan

tucky, who are also trustees of the Kentucky Asylum for teaching the deaf and dumb, to sell the lands heretofore granted

said trustees, for the use and benefit of said Asylum, by an act Proviso: the land of Congress heretofore passed : Provided, That if that portion

fé to the of the said township of land which has been located in the United States, if State of Arkansas be not sold within two years from the fifth not sold in 2 years.

day of April, eighteen hundred and forty-two, the same shall revert to the United States, and be subject to be disposed of by the President of the United States as other public lands, any act of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding

Approved, April 14th, 1842..

CHAP. 20.-AN ACT to amend the several acts establishing a district court

of the United States at Jackson, in the District of West Tennessee.

District Court at Jackson attached

circuit.

of supreme court

hold fall term.

fall terms at either

Said judge

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress

assembled, That the district court of the United States at Jack

tad son, in the District of West Tennessee, shall in future be atto the 8th judicial tached to, and form a part of, the eighth judicial circuit of the

United States, with all the powers and jurisdiction of the cirIts powers and jurisdiction. cuit court held at Nashville, in the middle district of Tennes

see. And it shall be the duty of the associate justice of the SuAssociate justice nem a

Lire preme Court of the United States assigned to hold the court for said circuit, to for the eighth circuit to attend the fall term of said court at

Jackson, and hold the same; and when he does so, then he When he holds may dispense with his attendance at the fall term of the court Jackson or Knox- at Knoxville, in the district of East Tennessee; or when ville, he need not said judge holds the fall term at Knoxville, then he may dis

pense with holding the corresponding fall term at Jackson.

And said circuit judge may elect which court he will hold, at elect which court discretion, in the exercise of which he shall be governed by he will hold.

max the nature and importance of the business : Provided, Said Proviso: he may attend at any time circuit judge may attend at Knoxville and Jackson at any of during the term.

htheir fall term; And provided also, That in the absence of sence of circuit said circuit judge at any term of either of said courts, the disshall hold court. trict judge shall hold the same, and may exercise all the

powers and jurisdiction conferred on the circuit court when

held by the circuit judge. Appeals to lie Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That appeals shall lie the circuit court. from the district court at Jackson, to the circuit court, in the

same manner that they lie from the district to the circuit court at Nashville.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the fall terms of

old, the district and circuit courts at Jackson, shall in future be held ing fall terms of district and circuit on the second Monday of October in each year; that the fall of Kentucky, and terms of the district and circuit courts of Kentucky be in future at Knoxville,

held on the third Monday of November in each year; and that the fall terms of the circuit and district courts at Knoxville, be held on the first Monday of November, in each year.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

Proviso: in ab

judge district judge

from the district to

Times of hold

courts at Jackson,

CHAP. 21.-AN ACT to confirm certain entries of lands in the State of

. Louisiana, and to authorize the issuing of patents for the same.

Entries of lands

ed.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the entries of the following described tracts of land permitted to be made by the register and receiver at described confirmOuachita, in the land district north of Red river, in the State of Louisiana, to wit: Lot number five, of section thirty-eight, and lots numbers one, two, five, and six, of section forty-five, and lots numbers three, and four, of section forty-five, and lots numbers three, four, and five, of section forty-six, and lots numbers two, three, six, seven, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen, of section forty-eight, all said lots being in township number thirteen, of range number twelve east, in the said land district north of Red river, in the State of Louisiana, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed and declared to be good and valid ; and patents shall issue thereon as in other cases of good and valid entries, and certificates of purchase, any law to the con trary notwithstanding. .

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

Patents to be is sued.

CHAP. 2.-AN ACT authorizing the construction of a war-steamer for har

bor defence.

Navy authorized to contract with

a war steamer.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is here. Secretary of the by authorized to enter into contract with Robert L. Stevens for the construction of a war steamer, shot and shell proof, to R. L. Stevens for be built principally of iron, upon the plan of the said Stevens: Provided, The whole cost, including the hull, armament, en- Proviso ; not to gines, boilers, and equipment in all respects complete for service, cost of the Miss shall not exceed the average cost of the steamers Missouri and Sir Mississippi.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any inoney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, towards carrying this law into effect.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

souri and Missis sippi.

CHAP. 23.-AN ACT to establish certain post roads.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following be established as post roads : The post mads From Rome, in Georgia, to Commerce, in the State of Missis- nated. sippi, and also to Memphis in the State of Tennessee, namely, from Rome, through Warrenton, Decatur and Tuscumbia, in

established desig.

Alabama, and Jacinto, in Mississippi, to Ripley, in said State, as a common point, and from said point through Holly Springs and Hernando, to Commerce, and from Ripley through La Grange, in Tennessee, to Memphis, in said State.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

Certain Chero

CHAP. 24.-AN ACT to provide for the allowance of invalid pensions to

certain Cherokee warriors, under the provisions of the fourteenth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty-five.

[SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re. presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is,

required to place on the pension roll such warriors of the Cherokee warriors to be kee Nation, as were engaged on the side of the United States at the same rate in the late war with Great Britain and the Southern Indians, as officers and sol- and who were wounded in such service, at the same rates of

pension as are allowed by law to the officers and soldiers of the regular army of the United States, under such rules and regulations as to the proof of disability as the Secretary of War shall prescribe: which pensions shall commence from the period of disability.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

diers of the regular army

CHAP. 25.-AN ACT relative to the act entitled, “An act granting lands to

certain exiles from Poland," approved, thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and thirty-four.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress

assembled, That the acts now in force for the sale of the pubThe acts now in lic lands, and granting pre-emption rights to actual settlers, be, of the public lands and the same are hereby, declared to extend to, and include, and granting pred the lands selected in townships forty-four, forty-five, and fortytended to certain six, north of the base line, range one east, of the third princi

pal meridian, lying in the State of Illinois, by Lewis Clopieki, ing lands 10 Polish under color of the act entitled, "An act granting lands to cer

tain exiles from Poland.” The said selections not having been made in pursuance of the provisions of said act, which act is hereby declared to be in full force, for the benefit of said Polish exiles.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

lands selected under the act grant.

exiles,

CHAP. 26.-AN ACT for the extension of the loan of eighteen hundred and

forty-one, and for an addition of five millions of dollars thereto; and for at

lowing interest on Treasury notes due. Time for obtain

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rea ing the loan ex- presentatives of the United States of America in Congress tended.

assembled, That the time limited by the first section of the act

Form of certificates.

ferable.

of Congress, entitled “An act authorizing a loan not exceed.
ing the sum of twelve millions of dollars,” approved July
twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-one, for obtaining said
loan, shall be, and the same is hereby, extended for one year
from the passage of this act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of said Loan reimburs-
loan as may be obtained after the passage of this act shall be able, when.
made reimbursable, as shall be agreed upon and determined at
the time of issuing said stock, either at the will of the Secretary
of the Treasury, after six months' notice, or at any time not ex-
ceeding twenty years from the first day of January next.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the certificates hereafter to be issued for said loan may, when required, be in such form as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury so that the stock may be transferable by delivery of the certificate, Stock, how transinstead of being assignable on the books of the Treasury.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of Stock to be disthe Treasury be, and he hereby is, authorized to dispose of the posed of, stock hereafter to be issued, or any part thereof, at its par value, but no part thereof shall be disposed of under par until the same has been advertised a reasonable time, and proposals for subscription to said loan invited. And the said Secretary is hereby authorized to accept such proposals, if he deem it for the interest of the United States so to do, as shall offer the highest price for said stock or any part thereof; or to appoint i an agent or agents as provided in the third section of the act approved July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-one, before recited, to negotiate the same: Provided, That no stock shall be disposed of at a lower rate than the highest price offered in said proposals.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the moneys arising Moneys arising from duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, which may be ed for the payment imported into the United States, or so much thereof as shall of the interest and

the redemption of be equal to the payment, from time to time, of the interest, and the stock. to the ultimate redemption of the principal of the said stock, be, and the same are hereby, pledged for the payment and redemption of the stock hereafter to be issued under and by virtue of this act and the said act of July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-one, hereby amended; and so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the interest on said stock, and redeem the same when due, is hereby appropriated to that object, to be first applied by the Secretary of the Treasury to such payments and redemption. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the

Report to be duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress, at of the amount of the commencement of the next session, the amount of money money borrowed, borrowed under this act and the act hereby amended, and of whom and

upon what terms it shall have been obtained, with an abstract or brief statement of all the proposals submitted for the same, distinguishing between those accepted and those rejected; and a detailed statement of the expense of making such loans.

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