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CHAP. 111.--AN ACT for the benefit of the county of Holt, in the State

of Missouri.

Authorities of

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

assembled, That the proper authorities of the county of Holt, enter certainlands, in the State of Missouri, be, and they hereby are, authorized to of claim of said make entry, at the proper land office, within one year next after county, under act the date of this act, at the minimum price, of the west half of

the southwest quarter of section numbered twenty-six and the east half of the southeast quarter of section numbered twenty-seven, in township numbered sixty, and range numbered thirty-eight, situated in the said county of Holt, making one hundred and sixty acres, upon which the seat of justice of said county is located, in full satisfaction of the claim of said county under the provisions of the act, 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 same, Proviso: said approved twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and lands have not twenty-four: Provided, That said lands shall not have been been sold. sold by the United States prior to the date of this act.

Approved, August 1st, 1842.

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CHAP. 112.-—AN ACT to confirm the sale of a certain school section in the

State of Illinois, and for other purposes.

SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of ReSale by the State, presentatives of the United States of America in Congress &c., confirmed

assembled, That the sale heretofore made of section number sixteen, in township number thirty-nine, north of range fourteen, east of the third principal meridian, in the State of Illinois, by and under the authority of said State, with the assent of the in

habitants of the congressional township, in which said section assents only so far is situate, be, and the same is hereby confirmed : Provided, That

this act shall be construed as only giving the assent of the United
States to said sale, and to the patents issued by the State of
Illinois to the purchasers of the same, so far as the United
States are concerned in the matter.

Approved, August 1st, 1842.

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concerned.

CHAP. 113.-AN ACT authorizing patent to be issued to Bartholomew

Pellerin, his heirs or assigns.

[SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RePatent to be is presentatives of the United States of America in Congress semed. for certain assembled, That the Commissioner of

the General Land Office be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to issue a patent to Bartholomew Pellerin, or to his heirs and assigns, in right of widow Masmer or Asmard, for his claim to a tract of land situate

at the bay of St. Louis, in the State of Mississippi, containing
seventeen thousand and eighty-four superficial arpens, according
to a survey of the same approved by Vincente Sebastien Pinta-
do, on the thirtieth of January, eighteen hundred and ten, the
same having been confirmed by the act of the third of March,
eighteen hundred and nineteen : Provided, That the same shall
only operate as a relinquishment of the right of the United not affected
States, and shall not affect the right of third persons.

Approved, August 1st, 1842.

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Postmaster General to issue his warrant for the

CHAP. 114.-AN ACT for the relief of John P. Converse and Henry J. Rees.

· [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General issue his warrant on the Treasury of the United States, registered and countersigned as provided by law, .for the payment of John P. Converse and payment mof $613 Henry J. Rees, out of the moneys paid into the Treasury for the service of the Post Office Department, for the sum of six hundred and thirteen dollars and eighty-three cents, the interest on two drafts, (inclading the expense of a protest, of one dollar and seventy-five cents,) under date of March fourteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, and accepted by the then treasurer of the Post Office Department, by direction of the Postmaster General, at sixty and one hundred and twenty days; which drafts were negotiated at the Metropolis Bank, and not accounted for by the said Department.

Approved, August 1st, 1842.

CHAP. 115.-AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin F. Hard.

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[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 the Treasury be, and he is to be paid $'s hereby, directed to pay Benjamin F. Hard the sum of one thousand three hundred and twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 1st, 1842.

CHAP. 116.-AN ACT for the relief of Sylvester Phelps and the heirs or legal

representatives of Charles Landon, deceased.

[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, out of any to be paid forms money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Sylvester in consequence of Phelps and to the heirs or legal representatives of Charles Lan- its occupation by

don, the sum of two thousand one hundred dollars, the value of a house situate in South Hero, Vermont, and destroyed by fire in consequence of its occupation by United States troops during the late war with Great Britain.

Approved, August 1st, 1842.

CHAP. 117.-AN ACT for the relief of Edwin H. Childers, administrator of

John P. Hickman.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Accounts of J. assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is P. Hickman to be

hereby, authorized to audit and settle the accounts of John P. Hickman, deceased, late a paymaster in the Tennessee volunteers engaged in the service of the United States; and to credit the estate of said Hickman for all moneys which shall appear, upon satisfactory proof, to have been actually expended by said Hickman, for the use and benefit of the United States, for any purpose authorized by law.

Approved, August 1st, 1842. .

CHAP. 118.--AN ACT to authorize the Shenandoah Bridge Company, at

Harpers Ferry, to erect a bridge on the land of the United States at the town

of Harper's Ferry. Authority to crect the bridge, and make a road. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Shenandoah Bridge Company; at Harper's Ferry, be, and they are hereby, authorized to erect a bridge across the river Shenandoah, on the lands belonging to the United States, at or near the town of Harper's Ferry, and to connect the same, by a sufficient road or passway through

the said lands, with the road on the east side of said river and Proviso: in doing the Main street of the said town: Provided, That, in the conwith the right of struction of the said bridge, and the said road or passway to and

from it, the said company shall not, in virtue of this act, inter

fere with the rights and privileges of any individuals or existing Proviso : location corporations : And provided, also, That the location of the said to be approved by bridge upon the public lands aforesaid shall be submitted to the Secretary

and approved by the Secretary of War, prior to the erection Proviso : agents thereof: And provided, also, That all agents, servants and pro10 pass free of ioli perty in the service of or belonging to the United States, shall

pass and be transported free of toll.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That on the said terms the bridge,

and conditions the said Shenandoah Bridge Company shall be, and they are hereby, empowered to erect a toll-house adjacent to the said bridge on the lands aforesaid of the United States:

others.

War.

May ereet a toll bouse adjacent to

Provided, That, should the said bridge never be constructed, Proviso: in case of, having been constructed, shall be abandoned by said com- tion or abandonpany, the rights vested therein by this act shall cease and de- ment of the bridge, termine..

Approved, August 1st, 1842. ·

granted, to cease.

CHAP. 119.-AN ACT for the relief of John A. Rockwell.

certain land.

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re. presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he Patent to be is. hereby is, authorized to issue a patent to John A. Rockwell, or

sued to him for his legal representatives, for the southeast quarter of section number fourteen, in township number thirty-three, north of range one, east of the third principal meridian, in the district of lands formerly subject to sale at the land office at Galena, in the State of Illinois: Provided, That the said John A. Rockwell, or his legal representatives, shall satisfactorily appear to be to be sads friend the Secretary of the Treasury to have been the legal assignee legal assignee of of the said Richard Long of the certificate of purchase of said R. Long, kc. lands, or shall prove to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that he holds a conveyance for the same, executed to him by the said Richard Long before his right of pre-emption to the said lands had been set aside by the proper department, on account of a defect in the proof of cultivation.

Approved, August 1st, 1842.

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CHAP. 120.-AN ACT to constitute the ports of Støpington, Mystic river,

and Pawcatuck river, a collection district.

entry.

of entry,

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the town of Stonington, in the county of New Stonington made London, State of Connecticut, shall be a collection district, trict and a port of from and after the thirtieth day of June next; and that the port of Stonington, aforesaid, shall be, and hereby is, made a port

SEC: 2. And be it further enacted, That the district of Ston District of Stonington shall comprehend all the waters, shores, bays, and har ington designated. bors, from the west line of Mystic river, including the villages of Portersville and Noank, in the town of Groton, State of Connecticut, to the east line of Pawcatuck river, including the town of Westerly, State of Rhode Island, any thing in any former law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the Office of surveythirtieth day of July present, the office of surveyor of the or abolished. port of Stonington, aforesaid, be, and the same is hereby, abolished; and a collector of the aforesaid district shall be appointed, be appointed his to reside at the port of Stonington, wbo, in addition to his other salary and duties,

A collector to

emoluments, shall be entitled to receive the salary now allowed by law to the surveyor, aforesaid, and no more; and said collector shall also perform the duties heretofore enjoined on the surveyor.

Approved, August 3d, 1842.

CHAP. 121.-AN ACT making appropriations for the naval service for the

year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

2d seamen.

Pay of superin

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be appropriated, in addition to the unexpended balances of former appropriations, out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, for the naval service for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two,

viz.: Pay of officers No. 1. For pay, of commission, warrant and petty officers

and seamen, two million three hundred and thirty-five thousand Proviso relative dollars: Provided, That till otherwise ordered by Congress, the to the increase of officers of the navy shall not be increased beyond the number

in the respective grades that were in the service on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-two, nor shall there be any further appointment of midshipmen until the number in the service be reduced to the number that were in service on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-one, beyond which they shall not be increased until the further order of Congress.

No. 2. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and tendents, &c., at all the civil establishments at the several yards, seventy-eight yards.

thousand four hundred and twenty-dollars.

No. 3. For provisions, seven hundred and twenty thousand

dollars. Medkines, &c. No. 4. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital

stores and other expenses on account of the sick, thirty thousand dollars.

No. 5. For increase, repair, armament, and equipment of the Increase,

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navy, and wear and tear of vessels in commission, two million dollars.

No. 6. For ordnance and ordnance stores on the Northern Ordnance, &c.,

lakes, fifty-nine thousand and ninety-seven dollars.

No. 7. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy Portsmouth, yard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, forty-seven thousand four

hundred and twenty-five dollars. Cibarleet, wn,

No: 8. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Charlestown, Massachusetts, twenty-nine thousand

dollars. Bivoklyn.

No. 9. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy

yard at Brooklyn, New York, one hundred and twenty-nine Provisoes rela- thousand one hundred dollars. Provided, That no part of this

of a or any former appropriation to that object shall be applied to dry or floating the construction of a dry dock at Brooklyn, except in payment

Provisions.

&c.

on the lakes.

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