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Proviso relative

of the funds.

Conditions upon

Provided, also, That no part of the funds of said corporation shall be appropriated to pay the trustees of said society, except to the application the teachers and instructors of the children, any compensation for their services, but such services shall in all cases be gratuitous.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a to be held for the meeting of the trustees of the Washington's Manual Labor appointment of of-. School and Male Orphan Asylum Society, in each year, the manner of giving notice for which, and the time and place for said meeting, to be regulated by the by-laws; at which meeting the said trustees may fill all vacancies in their own board, and appoint their officers for the ensuing year, whose duties shall be regulated by the by-laws of the society. Vacancies in the board may also be filled at sucherather meetings of the trustees as may be necessary, and under such regulations as may in their by-laws be prescribed.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, with the consent and approbation of the parent, or guardian, or other competent which male chilauthority having charge of any male child, the same may be re-ceived.. ceived into the said Washington's Manual Labor School and Male Orphạn Asylum, under such regulations as may be made by the by-laws, and there protected, instructed, and supported; and he shall not thereafter be withdrawn or be at liberty himself to withdraw from the said asylum, without the consent or dismissal of the corporation aforesaid, until he shall have attained the age of twenty-one years; but up to the age aforesaid, he shall remain subject to the direction of the said corporation, unless he may, by the same, be exonerated from service previous to attaining the age aforesaid ; and the said corporation shall have the power, with the consent of the parent or guardian of any child under their care, to bind any such child, for the purpose of acquiring a knowledge of some useful trade, occupa. tion, or profession, under such conditions as may be determined by the by-laws; a copy of which conditions shall be delivered to, and they shall be binding on every person to whom any child may be so bound, Provided, That every such orphan, whilst he shall remain subject to the direction of the said corporation, or during the period of his service, if bound out as an apprentice as aforesaid, shall be entitled to the benefit and protection of all the laws of the District relating to apprentices.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said corporashall shall keep a journal of all its proceedings, in which the kept, and an anby-laws shall be recorded; and shall make report, at the annual nual report made. meeting as aforesaid, of the affairs and condition of the said school and asylum for the preceding year.

Sec. 7, And be it further enacted, That it may be lawful for Congress hereafter to alter, amend, modify, or repeal, the act. foregoing act..

Approved, June 13th, 1842.

Journal to be

Authority to alter or repeal this

CHAP. 42.-AN ACT to authorize the issuing of a register for the brig

Gulnare.

issued.

[SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be issued, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, a register for the brig Gulnare formerly a British vessel, now lying in the port of New York, which was seized in Boston, by George Barclay and Schuyler Livings. ton of the city and State of New York, citizens of the United States, for a debt due to them from the then owner of said brig, and sold by the sheriff, under a decree of the Court of Massachusetts, and by authority of the laws of that State, to the said Barclay and Livingston, and by them purchased in order to se

cure in part the debt due to them from the said owner, and Proviso, as to which vessel has been, by them repaired : Provided It shall be cost of repairs.

proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, that the cost of the repairs of said vessel, made in the United States, by the said Barclay and Livingston her present owners, after the purchase of her by them, shall be equal to, or exceed three fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the same tonnage and materials in the United States.

Approved, June 13th, 1842,

CHAP. 43.—AN ACT for the relief of George Nix.

render of his pa

tract of land, to receive a patent

in lieu thereof.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

.presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Upon the sur- assembled, That upon the surrender to the Secretary of the tent for a certain Treasury to be cancelled, by George Nix, or his legal represen

ho tatives, of his patent for the southwest quarter of section number for another tract nineteen, township number twenty-two, range number eleven,

in the district of lands subject to sale at Cahawba, in the State of Alabama, a patent shall issue to the said George Nix, or his legal representatives, for the southwest quarter of section num

ber twenty-two, township number nineteen, range number Proviso: should eleven, in the district and State aforesaid : Provided, That said - have been sold by last mentioned tract of land shall not, previous to such surrender,

have been sold by the United States: And provided, also, That Proviso : should said tract of land, so authorized to be surrendered, shall not have

anave been sold by the said George Nix, or his legal representatives, been sold by him. previous to such surrender.

Approved, June 22d, 1842.

the said tract not

the U. s.

the tract surrendered not have

CHAP. 44.-AN ACT for the relief of Francis G. McCauly.

him on the sellle.

[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 Treasury pay to Francis To be paid the G. McCauly, a purser in the navy of the United States, the sum amount found due of seven hundred and forty-two dollars and nine cents, out of ment of his acany money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated; that being the amount found to be his due, on settlement of his accounts with the Treasury Department, in July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.

Approved, June 22d, 1842.

counts.

CHAP. 45.-AN ACT for the relief of Charles H. Atherton.

give him

a title,

[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 Treasury be, and he here to be paid the by is, authorized and directed to pay to Charles H. Atherton, or amount paid for

land, to which the to his legal representatives, out of any money in the Treasury U. 2. could nos not otherwise'appropriated, the sum of two thousand three hundred thirty-three dollars and eighty-six cents, it being for money paid by the said Atherton for public land entered by him in the St. Helena land district, in Louisiana, to which the United States are unable to give him a title, or to correctly locate the same: Provided, That said Charles H. Atherton, or his legal Proviso representatives, shall first surrender to the Secretary of the Trea- lon to surrender sury, to be cancelled, the original certificates for said land, or ficate, or relinshall relinquish to the United States all interest in the same, in ; such form as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.

Approved, June 22d, 1842.

the original certi

in quish all interest

to the U.S.

CHAP. 46.-AN ACT authorizing the county commissioners of Lake county

Illinois, to enter a quarter section of land for a seat of justice in said county.

enter a certain

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That upon proof being made to the Secretary of Authorized to the Treasury of the payment of the minimum price per acre by tract of land in lieu

of the one formerthe county of Lake in the State of Illinois, to the United States, ly selected for a for the southeast quarter of section twenty-one, in township forty- seat of justice. five north, of range twelve, east of the third principal meridian, upon which the county seat of said county is located, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to cause a patent for said land to be issued to, said county, in lieu, and in full satisfaction of the claim of said county to enter one quarter section of land in virtue of the act of the twenty-sixth May eighteen hundred and twenty-four entitled “ An act granting to the

counties or parishes of each State and Territory of the United States in which the public lands are situated the right of pre

emption to quarter sections of land for seats of justice within the Proviso: a re- same," Provided, said county shall relinquish in such form the former selee as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, all claim whatwith the Secretard ever to the northeast quarter of section twenty-one, township ry of the Treasu- forty-four, range eleven east, lying in said county and which

tract was first selected by said county for the use of the county seat for said county in virtue of the provisions of the act aforesaid.

Approved, June 22d, 1842.

CHAP. 47.-AN ACT for the apportionment of Representatives among the

several States according to the sixth census.

venty
six hundred and

presentative
each State having

of said ratio.

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

assembled, That from and after the third day of March, one thouresentatives to be sand eight hundred and forty-three, the House of Representatives composed of mem- shall be composed of members elected agreeably to a ratio of one ably to a ratio of Representative for every seventy thousand six hundred and eighty tive to every se persons in each State, and of one additional representative for

thousand each State having a fraction greater than one moiety of the said eighty persons in ratio, computed according to the rule prescribed by the Constian additional Re- tution of the United States; that is to say: Within the State of

for Maine, seven ; within the State of New Hampshire, four; witha fraction greater in the State of Massachusetts, ten; within the State of Rhode

Island, two; within the State of Connecticut, four ; within the State of Vermont, four; within the State of New York, thirtyfour; within the State of New Jersey, five; within the State of Pennsylvania, twenty-four; within the State of Delaware, one; within the State of Maryland, six ; within the State of Virginia, fifteen; within the state of North Carolina, nine; within the State of South Carolina, seven; within the State of Georgia, eight; within the State of Alabama, seven ; within the State of Louisiana, four; within the State of Mississippi, four; within the State of Tennessee, eleven; within the State of Kentucky, ten; within the State of Ohio, twenty-one; within the State of Indiana, ten; within the State of Illinois, seven; within the State of Missouri, five; within the State of Arkansas, one; and within the State of Michigan, three.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in every case where

a State is entitled to more than one Representative, the number than one Repre- to which each State shall be entitled under this apportionment election to be by shall be elected by districts composed of contiguous territory

elece equal in number to the number of Representatives to which said more than one Re- State may be entitled, no one district electiŇg more than one Representative.

Approved, June 25th, 1842.

Where a State is entitled to more

districts and district to

lain purchase mo.

CHAP. 48.-AN ACT for the relief of Jesse Carpenter. (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the receiver of public moneys in the land Receiver of pub office at Montgomery, Alabama, be, and he is hereby, required fund to him certo refund to Jesse Carpenter, of Russell county, in 'said State, ney paid for a traci the purchase money heretofore paid by Joshua Threadgill, for of land. the west half of the southeast quarter of section thirty-four

in township seventeen, of range twenty-seven, in the district - of lands subject to sale at the aforesaid land office : Provided, Provis

Said Carpenter shall first produce the certificate of purchase, issued to said Threadgill, together with satisfactory proof that he, the said Carpenter, holds the same by fair, legal, or equitable transfer from said Threadgill; and shall also surrender said cer-tificate to be cancelled.

Approved, June 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 49.-AN ACT for the relief of Jacob Pennell and others, owners of

the Eliza, of Brunswick.

The Secretary

refund to them certain money in.

foreign

tonnage

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress of the Treasury to assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is met hereby, authorized to refund to Jacob Pennell, Jordan Wood-correctly paid as ward, Richard T. Dunlap, Robert P. Dunlap, and Isaac Denn- duty." ing, American citizens, and owners of the American vessel Eliza, of Brunswick, the sum of thirty-eight dollars, which was incorrectly demanded and received by the collector at Saco, in the State of Maine, as foreign tonnage duty on said Eliza, of Brunswick.

Approved, June 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 50.-AN ACT confirming certain land claims in Louisiana.

claims in the New

confirmed.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the claims to lands within the land district of Certain land New Orleans, being numbers six, seven, eight, nine, eleven, Orleans district, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, thirty, thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-eight, forty-seven, forty-eight, fifty-seven, fifty-nine, sixty, sixty-one and sixty-two, of the two reports of the register and receiver of -said land district, dated fourteenth of December, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and second of November, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and made under the provisions of the

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