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under the provisions of the act of

except that the

shall expire at the end of one year.

or sums as the exigencies of the Government may require, and To be issued in place of such of the same as may be redeemed to cause

of others to be issued, but not exceeding the sum of five millions 12th October,1837, of dollars of this emission outstanding at any one time, and to authority to issue be issued under the limitations and other provisions contained

home in the act entitled "An act to authorize the issue of Treasury

notes," approved the twelfth of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, except that the authority hereby given to issue Treasury notes shall expire at the end of one year from the passage of this act.

Approved, January 31st, 1842.

CHAP. 3.--AN ACT making an appropriation for the relief and protection

of American seamen in foreign countries.

priated.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress $15,000 appro- assembled, That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars be, and

the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, for the relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries ; to be expended un

der the direction of the Secretary of State, in pursuance of the To be expended “act supplementary to the act concerning consuls and vice con.

suls, and for the further protection of American seamen,” passed twenty-eighth February, eighteen hundred and three.

Approved, February 12th, 1842.

how.

CHAP. 4.--AN ACT making appropriations for pensions in the year one

thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

pensions.

[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, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not

otherwise appropriated, to wit : Revolutionary For revolutionary pensions, under the act of the eighteenth

of March, eighteen hundred and eighteen, in addition to a probable balance at the end of the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, of one hundred eighty-eight thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine dollars, eighty-eight thousand two hundred

and sixty-one dollars.. Invalid pensions. For invalid pensions, under various acts, two hundred thous

and two hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For pensions to widows and orphans, per act of the fourth of dows and orphans July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, in addition to a proba.'

ble balance at the end of the year eighteen hundred and forty

Pensions to wi

one, of thirty-thousand dollars, two hundred forty-two thousand
two hundred and forty dollars.

For five years pensions to widows, per act of seventh July, Five years' peneighteen hundred and thirty-eight, two hundred thousand sions to widows dollars.

Approved, February 12th, 1842.

CHAP. 5.-AN ACT to provide for the early disposition of the lands lying

in the State of Alabama, acquired from the Cherokee Indians by the treaty
of twenty-ninth of December, eighteen hundred and thirty-five.

[SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all that part of the territory acquired from the Said lands to be Cherokee Indians by the treaty of New Echota of twenty- added to the ninth December, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, within Coosa districts. the State of Alabama, which lies west of the line dividing ranges two and three east of the basis meridian of Huntsville, shall be added to and form a part of said district; and all the territory acquired by the said treaty within the said State not attached to the Huntsville district, as above described, shall be annexed to and form a part of the Coosa land district, in said State.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the land office for the Coosa land district, at present located at Mardisville, shall the Coosa district be removed to Lebanon in the county of De Kalb.

Approved, March 4th, 1842.

Land office for

CHAP. 6.-AN ACT to authorize the Judge of the District Court for the

Eastern District of Penhsylvania, to hold a special session of the said court.

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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 Judge of the District Court for the East

Special session ern District of Pennsylvania be, and he is hereby, authorized authorized. to hold a special session of the said court at a time to be by him designated, in lieu of the regular session which was appointed by law to be begun and held on the third Monday of February, one thousand eight hundred and forty-two, but was prevented by a vacancy in the office of district judge; and Needfu arrange the marshal, clerk, and all other officers of the said court are hereby enjoined and required to make all needful arrangements for carrying into effect the provisions of this act.

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Approved, March 19th, 1842.

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CHAP. 7.-AN ACT supplementary to an act entitled An act to amend the

act approved May thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred, entitled An act to amend an act entitled an act to establish the judicial courts of the United States.

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[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of ReAppointment of presentatives of the United States of America in Congress select persons to assembled, That the judges of the courts of the United States serve as jurors, in the State of Pennsylvania be, and they hereby are, author

ized to appoint, when they deem it necessary, one or more commissioners in the different cities and counties, or any of them, of the districts in which their courts are held, who shall have power, by virtue of such appointment, to select from the taxable citizens residing within the limits of the said counties and cities, a number (to be designated from time to time by the

said judges) of sober, judicious, and intelligent persons, to Names of those serve as jurors in the said courts; and the commissioners so

appointed shall return the names by them selected to the mar

shal of the proper district; whereupon, the said courts shall, Further designa- by due appointments, rules and regulations, conform the furtion, &c, of juries. ther designation and the empannelling of juries in substance to the laws and usages which may be in force in such State.

Approved, March 19th, 1842.

selected to be re. turned to the marshals.

CHAP. 8.-AN ACT to authorize the Governors of the States of Illinois,

Arkansas and Missouri to cause to be selected the lands therein mentioned.

The

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

sec. presentatives of the United States of America in Congress act Auh Sept. 1841, assembled, That so much of the eighth section of the act en

the selection

of titled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the tioned, modified public lands, and to grant pre-emptions,” approved September

fourth, eighteen hundred and forty-one, as provides that the selections of the grants of land made to the several States, therein mentioned, for the purposes of internal improvement, shall be made, respectively, in such manner as the Legislatures thereof shall direct, is so far modified as to authorize the Governors of the States of Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri to cause the selections to be made for those States without the necessity of convening the Legislatures thereof for that purpose.

Approved, March 19th, 1842.

CHAP. 9.–AN ACT for the relief of Samuel Crapin.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress A pension of $8 assembled, That the Secretary of War be directed to place the

name of Samuel Crapin on the pension roll, and pay him a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, from the twenty

per month allowed.

first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyeight, during his natural life.

Approved, March 19th, 1842.

CHAP. 10.-AN ACT for the relief of Huldah Tucker.

[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 War be, and he is hereby, cô pe pannlam ai authorized and directed to place the name of Huldah Tucker, lowed. widow of Zephaniah Tucker, a soldier of the revolution, on the roll of pensioners of the United States, and pay to her the sum of eighty dollars per annum, to be computed from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, and to continue during her natural life.

Approved, March 19th, 1842.

CHAP. 11.-AN ACT granting a pension to Margaret Jamison.

[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 War be, and he is hereby, To be placed on directed to place the name of Margaret Jamison, widow. of the revolutionary Samuel Jamison, deceased, of the State of Pennsylvania, on act 4th July, 1836. the revolutionary pension roll, under the act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty six, for four months' service of her late husband as a sergeant and two months as a lieutenant.

Approved, March 19th, 1842.

CHAP. 12.-AN ACT granting a pension to David Waller.

[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 War be, and he is hereby, gre pepennom

A pension of directed to cause the name of David Waller to be placed upon lowed. the revolutionary pension roll of the United States, and to pay him a pension, at the rate of sixty dollars per annum, from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, during his natural life.

Approved, March 19, 1842.

CHAP: 13.--AN ACT for the relief of Margaret Barnos, widow of Elijakeri

Barnes.

lowed.

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

cassembled, That the Secretary of War cause the name of MarA pension of $20 per annum al- garet Barnes, widow. of Elijah Barnes, a soldier of the revolu

tion, to be entered on the pension roll, in conformity to the act of Congress of July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and pay her at the rate of twenty dollars per annum, com. mencing on the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, as is required in other cases by the provisions of the aforesaid act.

Approved, March 19th, 1842.

CHAP. 14.-AN ACT for the relief of Joseph Bassett. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress A pension of assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, lowed.

directed to place the name of Joseph Bassett on the pension list, under the act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirtysix, at the rate of eighty dollars per annum, and to pay him at that rate from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred andy thirty-one, during his natural life.

Approved, March 19th, 1842.

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CHAP. 15.--AN ACT granting a pension to William Rand.

lowed.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress A pension of assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, $20 por annum al- authorized and required to place the name of William Rand,

of Deerfield, in the State of New Hampshire, on the list of revolutionary pensioners, and to pay him a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per annum during his natural life, to commencer on the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and it thirty-one.

Approved, March 19thg. 1842.

CHAP. 16.-AN ACT for the relief of James Smith, of Arkansas,

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Authorized to assembled, That James Smith, of the State of Arkansas, be, enter other land and he is hereby, authorized to enter without payment, in lieu sold him through of one fractional quarter and two half quarters of land, whicha

in lieu of some

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