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(ACT of April 21st, 1806.) for the accommodation of such light houses, can be obtained at a reasonable price, and the legislatures of Rhode Island and New York shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause the said light houses so to be constructed, that their lights, on being discovered, may with certainty be distinguished from those of all other light houses heretofore erected in their neighbourhood.

ACT of March 8, 1806. 4 Bioren, 10. 40. Sec. 1. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and required, to cause a good and sufficient light house to be erected on Wood Island, or on Fletcher's Neck, in the district of Maine, (selecting either place as the president of the United States may deem most eligible) and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise provide for such light house, at the expense of the United States: Provided, That sufficient land for the accommodation of such light house can be obtained at a reasonable price, and the legislature of Massachusetts shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

ACT of April 21, 1806. 4 Bioren, 69. 41. Sec, 1. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and di. rected to cause to be erected the following light houses in the state of Massachusetts:

One on Franklin island, at the mouth of St. George's river, in the district of Maine.

One at West Passamaquoddy head, at the entrance into the bay and harbour of Passamaquoddy, in the district of Maine.

And a double light house at or near Chatham harbour, on the back of Cape Cod.

Provided, sufficient land for the accommodation of the said light houses can be obtained at reasonable prices, and the legislature of Massachusetts shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States. And the secretary of the treasury is hereby authorised to agree for the salaries, or wages, of the persons who may be appointed by the president for the superintendence and care of said light houses, and otherwise to provide for the same, at the expense of the United States.

Sec. II. The secretary of the treasury is required to cause a beacon, or pier, to be erected near the mouth of the harbour of Bridgeport, in the state of Connecticut; and to cause buoys to be fixed on Bluff Shoal, Royal Shoal, northwest Straddle, and southwest Straddle, in the waters of Pamptico Sound, in the state of North Carolina.

ACT of February 10, 1807. 4 Bioren, 80. 42. Sec. 1. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and directed to cause a good and sufficient light house to be built at each of the following places; that is to say: on Fair Weather island, in the state of Connecticut, and at Naushawn island, near Tarpaulin cove, in the state of Massachusetts, at such points as the president of the United States may select for those purposes; and to appoint keepers, and otherwise provide for such light houses, at the expense of the United States: Provided, That sufficient ground for the accommodation of said light houses, respectively, can be obtained at a reasonable price: And provided, also, That the legislatures of the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts shall cede the jurisdiction over each place, respectively, to the United States.

43. Sec. II. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and di. rected to cause the light house at present established on Smith's Point, at the mouth of the river Potowmac, to be taken down, and to cause another good and sufficient one to be built, at such other spot on the said point as the president of the United States may select: Provided, That sufficient ground for the accommodation thereof can be obtained at a reasonable price: And providrd also, That the legislature of the state of Virginia shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States. And the secretary of the treasury is hereby further authorised and directed to cause the light house heretofore established on North island, at the entrance into Winyaw bay, in the state of South Carolina, to be rebuilt in such manner as may, in his opinion, be most likely to secure its future safety.

44. Sec. 111. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and directed to cause proper and sufficient buoys and stakes to be fixed in and along the channel in Winvaw bay, leading to the harbour of Georgetown, in the state of South Carolina: and also, to cause proper and sufficient buoys and beacons to be placed on, or near, the rocks and shoals in the channel leading into the harbour of Salem, in the state of Massachusetts.

ACT of February 10, 1808. 4 Bioren, 136. 45. Sec. 1. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and required to cause a good and sufficient light house to be erected on Point Judith, in the state of Rhode Island, and to appoint the keeper of the said light house, under the direction of the presi. dent of the United States, and otherwise to provide for such light house, at the expense of the United States: Provided, That sufficient land for accommodation of such light house can be obtained at a reasonable price, and the legislature of Rhode Island shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause the said light house to be so constructed that the light, on

(ACT of May 1st, 1810.) being discovered, may with certainty be distinguished from that of other light houses heretofore erected in its neighbourhood.

ACT of March 17, 1808. 4 Bioren, 154. 46. SEC. 1. As soon as the jurisdiction of so much of the head land of the south point of the island of Sapelo, in the state of Georgia, as the president of the United States shall deem sufficient for the purpose of erecting a light house and its appurtenances, shall have been ceded to the United States. Provided, the said land can be obtained at a reasonable price, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to provide, by contract, which shall be approved by the president of the United States, for build. ing a light house thereon, and furnishing the same with all neces. sary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the person or persons who may be appointed, by the president, for the superintendence and care of building the said light house. And the president is hereby authorised to make the said appointment.

47. Sec. 11. The secretary of the treasury is further authorised and directed to cause to be placed four buoys on the shoals called the South and North Banks of the harbour, or entrance, of the inlet leading to the town of Darien.

48. Sec. 111. The secretary of the treasury is authorised to cause to be erected and placed beacons and buoy's at the following places, to wit: two beacons and three buoys near the entrance of Ipswich harbour; three buoys, one on Gurnet rock, one on Boss rock, and one on Dech's flats, and two beacons on the Stony Muscle Bed, near Plymouth harbour; three additional buoys before the harbour of Nantucket, and a buoy or leading mark on the island of Tuckanuck, in the state of Massachusetts; three buoys at or near to the entrance of Connecticut river, and three buoys to be placed at or near the entrance of Great Egg Harbour river, in the state of New Jersey.

ACT of May 1, 1810. 4 Bioren, 312. 49. Sec. 1. On the cession of the jurisdiction of so much land on one of the points forming the entrance of Scituate harbour, in the state of Massachusetts, as the president of the United States shall deem sufficient and most proper for a light house; it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to provide, by contract, for building a light house of stone thereon, and placing it on the like establishment with other light houses. The number and disposition of the lights shall be such as may distinguish it from those of others.

50. Sec. 11. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause to be erected a column of stone, as a beacon, on a spit of sand, extending from Light house, or from the Great Brewster island, at the entrance of the harbour of Boston, in the state of

(ACT of March 23, 1812.) Massachusetts, of such form and dimensions as he shall deem necessary. And also to cause good and sufficient buoys and beacons to be placed, for the safety of navigation, at or near the entrance of the harbour of Beverly, in Massachusetts.

51. Sec. 111. One of the two beacons directed to be erected on the Stony Muscle Bed, near Plymouth harbour, in the state of Massachusetts, by an act which passed the seventeenth of March, eighteen hundred and eight, is hereby directed to be erected on Beach Point, near the said harbour of Plymouth.

52, Sec. iv. The secretary of the treasury is authorised to cause to be erected and established, under proper regulations, such a light as he shall deem proper and necessary, at or near the entrance of Bayou St. John into lake Ponchartrain, in the territory of Orleans; and such lights as he shall deem proper on or near Bird island, and on or near Presq'isle, in lake Erie.

ACT of March 2, 1811. 4 Bioren, 349. 53. SEC. I. The secretary of the treasury is hereby authorised, on being satisfied that Boon island, in the district of Maine, in the state of Massachusetts, is a fit and eligible site for a light house, and that one ought to be erected thereon, to cause a light house to be built on the said island: Provided, that the legislature of Massachusetts shall vest the property of the said island in the United States, and cede the jurisdiction of the same.

54. Sec. II. The secretary of the treasury is hereby directed to cause buoys to be placed at or near the Main Bar, and New Inlet Bar, off Cape Fear; and also to cause to be erected a beacon on a point of land near New Inlet, in the state of North Carolina.

55. SEC. III. The secretary of the treasury is hereby directed to cause such buoys as he shall deem necessary, to be placed at the entrance of the harbour of Edgartown, in the state of Massachusetts.

56. Sec. iv. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause to be erected a column of stone, as a beacon, on Cape Elizabeth, in the state of Massachusetts, of such form and dimensions as he shall deem necessary.

· ACT of March 2, 1812. 4 Bioren, 389. 57. Sec. I. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and empowered, under the direction of the president of the United States, to purchase of Winslow Lewis his patent right to the plan of lighting light houses, by reflecting and magnifying lanterns, if the same shall be proved to be a discovery made by him; and to contract with the said Winslow Lewis for fitting up and keeping in repair, any or all the light houses in the United States, or the territories thereof, upon the new and improved plan of the reflecting and magnifying lanterns; or to contract with the said Winslow Lewis (ACT of March 3d, 1819.) for such sum as he may think for the interest of the United States: Provided, The sum so to be allowed shall not, in any case, annually exceed the appropriation made for supplying the light house establishment with oil, in any given year, which has passed for a term not exceeding seven years, the said Lewis covenanting, with sufficient sureties, to fit up and keep in repair all the light houses in the United States, or territories thereof, on the new and improve ed plan of lighting light houses by reflecting and magnifying lanterns; and the same to furnish and keep in repair for a term of years not less than seven, at the sole expense of the said Winslow Lewis, and to deliver over, at the expiration of the term aforesaid, all the light houses fitted up according to the new and improved plan, to the United States, in good repair, he, the said Winslow Lewis, warranting the same to remain in good repair for seven years more, from and after the expiration of the said contract.

ACT of April 27, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 107. 58. Sec. 1. As soon as a cession shall be made by the state of Massachusetts to the United States, of the jurisdiction over the land sufficient for the purpose, the secretary of the treasury shall be and he is authorised to provide, by contract, to be approved by the president of the United States, for building three light houses, viz: one on Race Point, one on Point Gammon, in the town of Yarmouth, and one on the island called Petite Manon, near Naraguages river, in the state of Massachusetts; and to furnish the same with all necessary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the persons who shall be appointed by the president for the superintendence and care of the same; and the president shall be authorised to make the said appointments.

RESOLUTION of January 19, 1819. 60. The president of the United States is hereby requested to cause surveys to be made of the points of Cape Hatteras, Cape Look Out, and Cape Fear, and of the shoals of these capes respectively; and to cause such an examination to be made of these capes and shoals, respectively, as will ascertain the practicability of erecting light houses, beacons or buoys, on or near the extreme points of them, or either of them; and also to cause the latitude and longitude of the said capes, extreme points and shoals, respectively, to be ascertained with as much exactness as may be practicable, and that the results of such surveys and examinations be reported to congress.

ACT of March 3, 1819. Pamphlet edit. 105. 61. Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to provide, by contract, which shall be approved by the president

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