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• Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any land or other All property, ex

property, real or personal, remaining, except the court-house house and jail, af. and jail erected under the act to which this is a supplement, ter satisfying all

just claims, vested after satisfying all just claims provided for in the first section of in the mayor, &c.,

to be disposed of, the act to which this is a supplement, is hereby vested in the how. said mayor, recorder, and aldermen, of the city of Detroit to be disposed of by them at their discretion, to the best advantage; and they are hereby authorized to make deeds to purchasers thereof, or other sufficient conveyances; and the proceeds of the land or other property effects or claims so disposed of, and of other rights and claims of the said governor and judges, shall, after the payment of all necessary expenses incurred in giving effect to said act and to this act and in the adoption of such measures as they may deem necessary for preserving in proper form the records and other evidences of the proceedings of said governor and judges, be applied by the said mayor, recorder and aldermen, to such object or objects of public improvement in said city, as the said mayor, recorder, and aldermen, may in courcil direct. And the said mayor, recorder and aldermen 'are Mayor, &e., L.

w take an oath, or hereby required to take an oath or affirmation for the faithful afirmation. discharge of their duties under this act, and make a report to Congress, in writing, of their proceedings, on or before the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four.

: : Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 261.-AN ACT to provide for the payment to the State of Louisiana

of the balance due said State for expenditures incurred in raising, equipping and paying off a regiment of volunteer militia, mustered into the service of the United States, and employed in the Florida war in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

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

$61,376 15 apassembled, That the sum of sixty-one thousand three hundred prepriated to pay

L id wom the balance due and seventy-eight dollars and fifteen cents, be, and the said sum ko is hereby, appropriated, to pay the balance due the State of Louisiana for expenditutes incurred in raising, equipping and .. paying off a regiment of volunteer militia, employed in the service of the United States in the Seminole war.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 262.-AN ACT to authorize the States of Indiana and Illinois tó se

lect certain quantities of land, in lieu f like quantities heretofore granted to
the said States, for the construction of the Wabash and Erie and the Illinois
and Michigan canals.

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

assembled, That there be vested in the State of Indiana twentyauthority of the four thousand two hundred and nineteen acres, and fourteen Governor of Indi: hundredths of an acre of land, to be selected under the authority others granted for of the Governor of said State, from any of the unsold public the Wabash and lands therein, not subject to the right of pre-emption, as an equi

valent for certain lands covered by Indian reservations in the
lands acquired by treaties with the Miami Indians, in the years
eighteen hundred and thirty-seven and eighteen hundred and
thirty-nine, respectively, and which, had said reservations not
been permitted or allowed, would have belonged to said State
in virtue of the act of the second of March, eighteen huudred
and twenty-seven, entitled " An act to grant a certain quantity
of land to the State of Indiana, for the purpose of aiding said
State in opening a canal to connect the waters of the Wabash
river with those of Lake Erie.”

Govenor of Illinois to cause lands to

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Governor of the authorized State of Illinois is hereby authorized to cause to be selected, from be selected, in lieu any of the unsold public lands in that State, not subject to the for the Illinois and right of pre-emption, the quantity of five thousand seven hunMichigan canal.

dred and sixty acres, in lieu of sections numbered three and nine, in township thirty-two, north of range three east ; sections thirteen and twenty-one, in township thirty-four, north of range six east; sections twenty-five and thirty-three, in township thirty-three, north of range eleven east; and sections thirteen, nineteen, and twenty-one, in township thirty-three, north of range eight, east of the third principal meridian, heretofore selected by the said State under“ An act to grant a quantity of land to the State of Illinois, for the purpose of aiding in openiug a canal to connect the waters of the Illinois river with those of Lake Michigan," but which had been sold and patented to individuals by the United States, before the location by the said State had been approved.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the selections of eported to Secre- lands made under this act shall be reported by the

Governors of sury, and approv- the States respectively, to the Secretary of the Treasury, and approved by the President of the United States.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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CHAP. 263.-AN ACT in addition to an act to promote the progress of the

useful arts, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts heretofore made for that purpose.

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Treasurer of the United States be, and he Treasurer authorhereby is, authorized to pay back, out of the patent fund, any ou of the patent

fund, certain monsum or sums of money, to any person who shall have paid the ey paid as fees. same into the Treasury, or to any receiver or depositary to the credit of the Treasurer, as for fees accruing at the Patent Office through mistake, and which are not provided to be paid by existing laws, certificate thereof being made to said Treasurer by the Commissioner of Patents. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the third section

on Sec. 3, act March, of the act of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, which 1837, extended to authorizes the renewing of patents lost prior to the fifteenth of prior to 15 Dec. December, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, is extended to 1836,

subsequently. patents granted prior to said fifteenth day of December, though they may have been lost subsequently : Provided, however, proviso : not res The same shall not have been recorded anew under the provi- corded anew unsions of said act..

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any citizen or citi- Citizens, or aliens zens, or alien or aliens, having resided one year in the United having resided one States and taken the oath of his or their intention to become a and taken the oath citizen or citizens who by his, her, or their own industry, geni- zens, may ohtaia a us, efforts, and expense, may have invented or produced any patent, how. new and original design for a manufacture, whether of metal or other material or materials, or any new and original design for the printing of woollen, silk, cotton, or other fabrics, or any new and original design for a bust, statue, or bas relief or composition in alto or basso relievo, or any new and original impression or ornament, or to be placed on any article of manufacture, the same being formed in marble or other material, or any new and useful pattern, or print, or picture, to be either worked into or worked on, or printed or painted or cast or otherwise fixed on, any article of manufacture, or any new and original shape or configuration of any article of manufacture not known or used by others before his, her, or their invention or production thereof, and prior to the time of his, her, or their application for a patent therefor, and who shall desire to obtain an exclusive property or right therein to make, use, and sell and vend the same, or copies of the same, to others, by them to be made, used, and sold, may make application in writing to the Commissioner of Patents expressing such desire, and the Commissioner, on due proceedings had, may grant a patent therefor, as in the case now of application for a patent: Provided, That the fee in such cases Proviso : fee one which by the now existing laws would be required of the par-half the sum now ticular applicant shall be one half the sum and that the dura- tion of the patent tion of said patent shall be seven years and that all the regula- laws, &c., nut intions and provisions which now apply to the obtaining or protec

this act, applicable tion of patents not inconsistent with the provisions of this act to applications un

der this section, shall apply to applications under this section.

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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the oath, required Oath may be taken before v. s. for applicants for patents may be taken, when the applicant is

not, for the time being, residing in the United States, before any minister, plenipotentiary, chargé d'affaires, consul, or commercial agent holding commission under the Government of the United States, or before any notary public of the foreign coun

try in which such applicant may be. Penalty of not Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any person or per

Choir sons shall paint or print, or mould, cast, carve, or engrave, or with costs, for the infringement of the stamp, upon any thing made, used, or sold, by him, for the sole iee, &c., by m.sk- making or selling which he hath not or shall not have obtained ing •

letters patent, the name or any imitation of the name of any other person who hath or shall have obtained letters patent for the sole making and vending of such thing, without consent of such patentee, or his assigns or legal representatives; or if any person, upon any such thing not having been purchased, from the patentee, or some person who purchased it from or under" such patentee, or not having the license or consent of such patentee, or his assigns or legal representatives, shall write, paint, print, mould, cast, carve, engrave, stamp, or otherwise make or affix the word “patent,” or the words.“ letters patent," or the word "patentee,” or any word or words of like kind, meaning, or import, with the view or intent of imitating or counterfeiting the stamp, mark, or other device of the patentee, or shall affix the same or any word, stamp, or device, of like import, on any unpatented article, for the purpose of deceiving the public, he, she, or they, so offending, shall be liable for such of

fence, to a penalty of not less than one hundred dollars, with How recovera. costs, to be recovered by action in any of the circuit courts of the ble, &c.

United States, or in any of the district courts of the United States, having the powers and jurisdiction of a circuit court; one half of which penalty, as recovered, shall be paid to the patent fund, and the other half to any person or persons who shall sue for

the same. Patentees, &c., Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all patentees and

gais assignees of patents hereafter granted, are hereby required to

stamp, engrave, or cause to be stamped or engraved, on each article vended, or offered for sale, the date of the patent; and if

any person or persons, patentees or assignees, shall neglect to do Penalty for ne- so, he, she, or they, shall be liable to the same penalty, to be glect

recovered and disposed of in the manner specified in the foregoing fifth section of this act..

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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CHAP. 264.--AN ACT to provide for the reports of decisions of the Supreme

Court of the United States.

Reporter appoint

oint- [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reed' by Supreme presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Court to receive ľ $1.300 per annum assembled, That the reporter who shall, from time to time, be for services and reports. appointed by the Supreme Court, shall be entitled to receive

from the Treąsury of the United States, as an annual compensation for his services, and for the copies of the annual volumes of the reports he is hereinafter required to deliver to the Secretary of State, the sum of thirteen hundred dollars : Provided, pr That the compensation shall not be paid unless the said reporter of the court be shall print and publish, or cause to be printed and published, the inonths." decisions of the said court, made during the time he shall act as such reporter, within six months after the said decisions shall be made: And provided also, That he shall deliver to the Secre- Further proviso: tary of State, in lieu of the eighty copies of the annual reports Secretary of State which by former acts he was required to deliver, one hundred of the and fifty copies of the said reports, so printed and published, by former acts. which said copies shall be distributed as follows, to wit: to the

Distribution. President of the United States, the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, the judges of the district courts, the Attorney General of the United States, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Postmaster General, the First and Second Comptrollers of the Treasury, the Solicitor of the Treasury, the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Auditors of the Treasury, the Auditor of the General Post Office, the Treasurer of the United States, the Register of the Treasury, the Commissioner of the General Land Office, the Paymaster General, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the Commissioner of Pensions, the judges of the several territorial courts of the United States, the Governors of the Territories of the United States, the Secretary of the Senate for the use of the Senate, the Clerk of the House of Representatives for the use of the House of Representatives, and to the Commissioners of the Navy, each one copy; to the Secretary of the Senate for the use of the standing committees of the Senate, ten copies; and to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, for the use of the standing commitees of the House, twelve copies; and the residue of the said copies shall Proviso: price of

volumes sold, Nbe deposited in the library of Congress, to become a part of the mited to $5.04, said library : And provided also, That the volumes of the deeisions of the Supreme Court shall not be sold by the reporter to the public at large, for a greater price than five dollars for each volume.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case of the In case of death, death, resignation, or dismission from office, of either of the afore-ceiving the deci. said officers, the said copies of the decisions of the Supreme de Court shall belong to, and be delivered up to their respective suo- BUCECSSONS. cessors in said offices.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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