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Lawrence county, in said Slate, in lieu of the sixteenth several objects, to the credit of certain other heads of section, sold and palented to Will Whitehead.

Indian expenditure, under which balances accruing preSec 2. And be it further enacted, That any person ap- viously to the above date, remain due to certain indivi. pointed by order of the Probate Court, in and for the viduals, and appear upon the books of the Second Au. county of Lawrence, be, and he is liereby, authorized to ditor ; also, to direct similar transfers to be made to and locate the quantity of land named in this act, for the pur from the several specific heads of contingencics of the poses above named.

Indian Department, pay of agents, sub-agents, and preApproved: January 13, 1831.

sents to Indians; and, also, of the sum of five thousand

and fourteen dollars and fifieen cents from the head of AN ACT for the relief of Aaron Fitzgerald. subsistence of the army, to the head of Indian expendiBe it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be direct- ture, under which that amount was actually applied and ed to place Aaron Fitzgerald on the pension list during expended : Provided, alwuys, That no such transfer life, at twelve dollars per month, instead of the pension shall be made unless it satisfactorily appear that the spewhich he now receives.

cific expenditure was actually maile for the service of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be paid Indian affuirs, in good faith, by an authorized agent of to the said Aaron Fitzgerald the sum of three hundred the Government, and before the date aforesaid, and that and sixty-one dullars and sixty-six cents; being the diffe- the balances from which such transfers are authorized to rence betwecn six dollars per month actually allowed him be made are not necessary for the specific purpose of as a pension, and eight dollars per month which ought to their original appropriation. have been allowed him from the twenty-first of February,

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary one thousand, eight hundred and fifteen, to the eleventh of the Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized to pay to of March, one thousand eight hundred an:1 thirty ; and Mark and R. H. Bean, of Arkansas, out of any money in that the said sum be paid to him out of any money in the Treasury, no otherwise appropriated, eight thou. the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

sand seven hundred and forty-eight dollars and twenty. Approved: January 13, 1831.

five cents, for supplies furnished to the emigrant Creek

Indians by direction of former Indian agents : Provided, AN ACT to amend an act, entitled “ An act to provide That the said Beans shall first present sufficient evidence for paying to the States of Missouri, Mississippi, and to the proper accounting offices, that credit was original

. Alabama, three per centum of the nett proceeds aris. I ly given by them to the Government of the United ing from the sale of the public lands within the same.” | States, and that no part of the amount has been receiv

Be it enacled, &c. That so much of an act, entitled ed by them, or satisfied, directly or indirectly, from the "An act to provide for paying to the States of Missouri, agent through whom they sold or contracteci. Mississippi, and Alabama, three per centum of the nett

Approved, January 27, 1831. proceeds arising from the sale of the public lan is within av ACT making appropriations for the payment of re. the same," approved the third of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, as requires an annual account of the ap

volutionary and invalid pensioners. plication of the said three per centum, to be transmitted

Be it enucled, &c. That the following sums be, and the to the Secretary of the Treasury, be, and the same is same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any mohereby repealed.

ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for page Approved: January 19, 1831.

ing revolutionary and invalid pensioners, viz :

For payment of revolutionary pensioners, for the year AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Filzgerald.

one thousand eight hundred and 'thiriy.one, one million

eleven thousand one hundred dollars. Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and

For paying the invalid pensioners, in the year one he hereby is, directed to cause to be paid to Thomas thousand eight hundred and thirty one, two hundred and Fitzgerald, an invalid pensioner of the United States, the seventy-six thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars, two cents, being arrearages of pension to which he is invalid pensioners of twenty-nine thousand two bundred entitled on account of a total disability received while and foriy-six dollars ninety-five cents. in the service of the United States, and which has heretofore been withheld in consequence of a mistake in first dollars.

for pensions to widows and orphans, five thousand placing his name on the pension roll.

Approved, January 27, 1831.
Approved: January 19, 1831.
AN ACT for closing certain accounts, and making ap-

AN ACT to alter the times of holding the District Courts

of the United States for the Districts of Mainc and Il. propriations for arrearages in the Indian Department.

linois, and Northern District of Alabama. Be il enacted, &c. That the sum of sixty one thousand Be it enacled, &c. That the terms of the District Court dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be of the United States for the Northern District of Alaba. paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise ap. ma, which are now directed by law to be held on the propriated, for arrearages in the ladian Department, the first Mondays of March and Ociober in each year, shall same to be applied to the payment of balances on ac hereafter be held on the second Mondays of April and counts presented and settled by the proper accounting October in each year ; and that the term of the District officer, and now actually due, which accrued previous to Court of the United States for the District of Maine; the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and which is now directed by law to be held on the second twenty-nine, and to no other purpose. Sec. 2. And be it further enacied, 'That for the purpose held on the first Tuesday of September in each, ale

Tuesday of September in each year, shall hereafter be of settling and closing the accounts in the office of the and all processes which nay have issued, or which shall Second Auditor, relating to Indian alivils, prior to the hereafter issue, returnable to the next succeeding terms date of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty of the suid District Courts as heretofore established, shall nine, the President of the United States is hereby autho. be lield returnable, and be returneel, to those terms to rized to direct tranfers to be made from such balances of which they are severally changed by this act. moneys heretofore appropriated to carry into effect cer Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the terms of tain Indian treaties as are no longer required for their the District Court of the United States for the District

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of Illinois, which are now directed by law to be held on manner, as may be directed by the Legislature of said the third Mondays of June and November in each year, State. shall hereafter be held on the first Mondays of May and Approved, January 27, 1831. December in each year ; and all process which may have issued, or which shall hereafter issue, returnable to the AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of next succeeding terms of the said District Court as here.

Edward Moore, deceased. tofore established, shall be held returnable, and be re Be it enacted, I'c. That the Secretary of the Navy pay turned, to those terms to which they are severally chang to the legal representatives of Edward Moore, deceased, ed by this act.

the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars an:) fortyApproved, January 27, 1831.

two cents, l'eported on the books of The Fourth Auditor

of the Treasury to the said Edward Moore, for his share AN ACT to extend the time for entering certain dona. of the prize money for the British vessels captured on

tion claims to land in the Territory of Arkisas Lake Erie, during the late war; to be paid out of any Be it enacted, &c. That the provisions of the eighth money not otherwise appropriated. and ninth sections of the act of Congress, approved Approved, January 27, 1831. twenty-fourth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, entitled " An act to aid the State of AN ACT making provision for the compensation of wit. Ohio in extending the Miami Canal from Dayton to Lake nesses, and payment of other expenses atitending the Erie, and to grant a quantity of land to said State to aid trial of the impeachment of James H. Peck. in the construction of the Canals authorized by law, and Be it enacled, &c. That to every witness summoned fo making donations of land to certain persons in Arkan. to attend the trial of the impeachment of James H. sa Territory," and the provisions of the act, entitled Peck, there shall be allowed and paid, for every day's * An act restricting the location of certain land claims attendance upon the said trial, the sum of four dollars ; in the Territo.y of Arkansas, and for other purposes,

,” and also for mileage, at the rate of twenty cents for every approved sixth January, one thousand eight hundred and mile distance coming to the City of Washington, and twenty-nine ; and, also, the provisions of the act, enti returning to the usual place of residence of the witnes tled "An act to extend the time for locating certain do ses respectively, computing the said distance by the nations in Arkansas ;" approved thirteenth January, one usual route of travel by land. thonsand eight hundred and thirty, be, and same are Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the hereby, continued in force for the perioil of two years, duty of the Secretary of the Senate to ascertain and cerfrom the twenty-fourth Maly, one thousand eight hundred tify the amount due to each witness for attendance and and thirty-one: Provided, That nothing in this act, or mileage; which certificate shall be a sufficient voucher the foregoing acts, shall be so construed as to prevent to entitle the witness to receive from the Treasury of the the President of the United States from bringing the sail United States, the amount certified to be due, unless lands in Arkansas into market under the existing laws: otherwise ordered by the Senate. and all claims to donations under the before recited act, Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That to the Marshal which shall not have been presented and allowed by the of the District of Columbia there shall be allowed and proper authorities on or before the day which shall be paid, for every day's attendance upon the Court of imfixed on by the President for the sale of said land, are peachment, during the said trial, the sum of five dollars, hereby declared forfeited to the United States.

the amount to be ascertained and certified by the Secre. Approved, January 27, 1831.

tary of the Senate ; which certificate shall be a sufficient

vouclier to entitle the said Marshal to receive from the AN ACT further supplemental to the act entitled "an Treasury of the United States, the amount certified to be

an act making further provision for settling the claims due, unless otherwise ordered by the Senate. to land, in the Territory of Missouri," passed the thir Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be teenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and paid to the Marshal of the State of Missouri, the sum of twelve.

fifty dollars ; and to the Marshal of the Territory of Ar. Be it enacted, &c. That the United States do hereby kansas, the sum of five dollars, for serving and returning relinquish to the inhabitants of the several towns or vil

. subpænas for witnesses, issued by order of the said Court. lages of Portage des Sioux, Saint Charles, Saint Louis, Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of Saint Ferdinand, Villa a Robert, Carondelet, Saint Ge thirteen thousand five hundred dollars be, and the same nevieve, New Madrid), New Bourbon, and Little Prairie, is hereby, appropriated to defray the expenses incurred in the State of Missouri, all the riglit, title, and interest under the provisions of this act, to be paid out of any of the United States in and to the town or village lots, money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. out lots, common field lots, and commons in, adjoining Approved, February 3, 1831. and belonging to, the said towns or villages, confirmed to them respectively, by the first section of the act of AN ACT to authorize the construction of three Schoon. Congress, entitled " An act making further provision for ers for the naval service of the United States. settling the claims to land in the Territory of Missouri,” Be it enacted, &c. That the President of the United passed the thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be hundred and twelve, to be held by the inhabitants of ihe built, equipped, and employed in the naval service of the said towns and villages, in full property, according to United States, three Schooners, not exceeding twelve their several rights therein, to be regulated or risposed guns each ; and that the sum of eighty-seven Thousand of for the use of the inhabitants, according to the laws three hundred and sixty dollars be, and the same is here. of the State of Missowi,

by, appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not Sec. 2. Ind be it further enucted, That the United otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying the States do hereby relinquish all their right, tiile, and in foregoing provisions into effect. terest, in and to the town and village lots, out lots, and Approved, February 3, 1831. common field lots, in the Staie of Missouri, reserved for the support of schools, in the respective towns and vil. AN ACT to amend the several acts respecting copy lages aforesaid, by the second section of the above re

rights. cited act of Congress; and that the same shall be sold Be it enacted, &c. That from and after the passing of or disposed of, or regulated for the said purposes, in such this act, any person or persons, being a citizen or citi.

United States, nor resident within the jurisdiction thereof.

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Laws of the United States. zens of the United States, or resident therein, who shall Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That no person shall be the author or author's of any book or books, map, be entitled to the benefit of this act, unless he shall give chart, or musical composition, which may be now maile information of copy right being secured, by causing to be or composed, and not printed and published, or shall inserted, in the several copies of each and every edition hereafter be made or composed, or who shall invent, published during the term secured on the title page, or design, etch, engrave, work, or cause to be engraved, the page immediately following, if it be a book, or, if a etched, or worked from his own design, any print or en. map, chart, musical composition, print, cut, or engraygraving, and the executors, administrators, or legal as. ing, by causing to be impressed on the face thereof, or if signs of such person or persons, shall have the sole right a volume of maps, charts, music, or engravings, upon the and liberty of printing, re-printing, publishing, and title or frontispiece thereof, the following words, viz : vending such book or books, map, chart, musical com “Entered according to act of Congress, in ihe year position, print, cut, or engraving, in whole or in part.

by A. B., in the clerk's office of the district for the term of twenty eight years from the time of record-court of

" (as the case may be.) ing the title thereof, in the manner hereinafter directed. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That if any other

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if, at the expi. person or persons, from and after the recording the title ration of the aforesaid term of years, such author, inven- of any book or books, according to this act, shall, within tor, designer, engraver, or any of them, where the work the term or terms herein limited, print, publish, or imhad been originally composed and made by more than port, or cause to be printed, published, or imported, any one person, be still living, and a citizen or citizens of the copy of such book, or books, without ihe consent of the United States, or resident therein, or being dead, shall person legally entitled to the copy-right thereof, first had have left a widow, or child, or children, either or all then and obtained in writing, signed in presence of two or living, the same exclusive right shall be continued to more credible witnesses, or shall, knowing the same to such author, designer, or engraver, or, if dead, then to be so printed or imported, publislı, sell, or expose to such widow and child, or children, for the further term sale, or cause to be published, sold, or exposed to sale

, of fourteen years: Provided, That the title of the work any copy of such book without such consent in writing; so secured shall be a second time recorded, and all such then sich offender shall forfeit every copy of such book other regulations as are herein required in regard to ori. to the person legally, at the time, entitled to the copy. ginal copy-rights, be complied with in respect to such right thereof; and shall also forfeit and pay fifty cents renewed copy-right, and that within six months before for every such sheet which may be found in his possesthe expiration of the first term.

sion, either printed or printing, published, imported, or Sec. 3. And be il further enacted, That in all cases of exposed to sale, contrary to the intent of this act, the orie renewal of copy-right under this act, such author or moiety thereof to such legal owner of the copy-right as proprietor shall, within two months from the date of said aforesaid, and the other to the use of the United States, renewal, cause a copy of the record thereof to be pub. to be recovered by action of debt in any court having lished in one or more of the newspapers printed in the competent jurisdiction thereof. United States, for the space of four weeks.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That, if any per. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no person shall son or persons, after the recording the title of any print, be entitled to the benefit of this act, unless he shall, be or cut, or engraving, map, chart, or musical composition, fore publication, deposit a printed copy of the title of according to the provisions of this act, shall, within the such book, or books, map, chart, musical composition, term or terms, limited by this act, engrave, etch, or print, cut, or engraving, in the clerk's office of the dis- work, sell, or copy, or cause to be engraved, etched

, trict court of the said district wherein the author or proprie. worked, or sold, or copied, either on the whole, or by tor shall reside, and the clerk of such court is hereby di- varying, adding to, or diminishing the main design, with rected and required to record the same thereof forth with, intent to evade the law, or shall print or import for sale, in a book to be kept for that purpose, in the words fol. or cause to be printed or imported for sale, any such map, lowing (giving a copy of the title, under the seal of the chart, musical composition, print, cut, or engraving, or court, to the said author or proprietor, whenever he shall any parts thereof, without the consent of the proprietor require the same:) “District of

io wit: Be or proprietors of the copy-right thereof, first obtained in it remembered, that on the

day of

writing, signed in the presence of two credible witnes: Anno domini, A. B. of the said District, hath de ses ; 01', knowing the same to be so printed or imported posited in this office the title of a book, (map, chart, or without such consent, shall publish, sell or expose to sale, otherwise, as the case may,) the title of which is in the or in any manner dispose of any such map, chart, musi: words following, 10 wit: (here insert the title,) the right cal composition,engraving, cut, or print, without such con: whereof he claims as author (or proprietor as the case sent, as aforesaid; then such an offender or offenders may be;) in conformity with an act of Congress, entitled shall forfeit the plate or plates on which such map, chart, * An acť to amend the several acts respecting copy- musical composition, engraving, cut, or print, shall be rights.' C. D. Clerk of the District.'' For which re- copied, and also all and every sheet thereof so copied or cord, the clerk shall be entitled to receive, from the per- printed, as aforesaid, to the proprietor son claiming such right as aforesaid, fifty cents; and the the copy-right thereof; and shall further forfeit one do! like sum for every copy, under seal, actually given to lar for every sheet of such map, chart, musical composia such person or his assigns. And the author or proprie- tion, print, cut, or engraving, which 'may be found in lois tor of any such book, mar, chart, musical composition, or their possession, printed or published, print, cut, or engraving, shall, within three months from sale, contrary to the true intent and meaning of this the publication of said book, map, chart, musical com act; the one moiety thereof to the proprietor or proj position, print, cut, or engraving,"deliver or cause to be prietors, and the other moiety to the use of the United delivered a copy of the same so the clerk of said dis- States

, to be recovered in any court having competent trict. And it shall be the duty of the clerk of each dis. jurisdiction thereof. trict court, at least once in every year, to transmit a cer Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act tified list of all such records of copy-riglit

, including the shall be construed to extend to prohibit the importation or titles so recorded, and the dates of record, end also all vending, printing, or publishing, of any map, chart, books his office according to this act, to the Secretary of State, ed, or made, by any person not being a citizen pelele the several copies of books or other works deposited in musical composition, print or engraving, written, composer to be preserved in his office.

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Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That any person or gether with the time which shall have elapsed from the persons, who shall print or publish any manuscript what. first entry of such copy-right, make up the term of twenever without the consent of the author or legal proprie ty-eight years, with the same right to his widow, child, or tor first obtained as aforesaid, (if such author or proprie children, to renew the copy-right, at the expiration there. tor be a citizen of the United States, or resident therein,) of, as is above provided in relation to copyrights originashall be liable to suffer and pay to the author or proprie- ally secured under this act. And if such author or au. tor, all damages occasioned by such injury, to be recov- thors, inventor, designer, or engraver, shall not be living ered by a special action on the case founded upon this at the passage of this act, then, his or their heirs, execuiact, in any court having cognizance thereof : and the se- tors and administrators, shall be entitled to the like exveral courts of the United States empowered to grant in- clusive enjoyment of said copy-right, with the benefit of junctions to prevent the violation of the rights of au- each and all the provisions of this act for the security thors and inventors are hereby empowered to grant in thereof, for the period of twenty-eight years from the junctions, in like manner, according to the principles of first entry of said copy-right, with the like privilege of equity, to restrain such publication of any manuscript as renewal to the widow, child, or children, of author or auaforesaid.

thors, designer, inventor, or engraver, as is provided in Sec 10. And be it further enacted, That, if any person relation to copy rights originally secured under this act : or persons shall be sued or prosecuted, for any matter, Provided, that this act shall not extend to any copy.right act, or thing done under or by virtue of this act, he or heretofore secured, the term of which has already exthey may plead the general issue, and give the special pired. matter in evidence.

Approved, February 3, 1831. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That, if any person or persons, from and after the passing of this act, AN ACT to amend the act for taking the Fifth Census. shall print, or publish any book, may, chart, musical com Be il enacted, &c. That it shall and may be lawful for position, print, cut, or engraving, not having legally ac- such of the assistants to the Marshals in the respective quired the copy-right thereof, and shall insert or impress States and Territories, who have not, before the passage that the same hath been entered according to act of Con- of this act, made their respective returns to such Mar. gress, or words purporting the same, every person so of- shals, under the act hereby amended, to complete their fending shall forfeit and pay one hundred dollars ; one enumerations and make their returns under the said act, moiety thereof to the person who shall sue for the same, at any time before the first day of June, and for the and the other to the use of the United States, to

Marshals of such States and Territories to make their covered by action of debt, in any court of record having returns to the Secretary of State at any time before the cognizance thereof.

first day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirtySec. 12. And be it further enacted, That, in all recove. one : Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be ries under this act, either for dainages, forfeitures, or pe- deemed to release such Marshals and assis*ants from the nalties, full costs shall be allowed thereon, any thing in penalties contained in the act aforesaid, unless their reany former act to the contrary notwithstanding.

turns shall be made within the time prescribed in this act: Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That no action or And Provided further, That no persons be included in the prosecution shall be maintained, in any case of forfeiture returns made under the present act, unless such persons or penalty under this act, unless the same shall have shall have been inhabitants of the Dis:ricts for which been commenced within two years after the cause shall such returns shall be made, on the first day of June, one have arisen.

thousand eight hundred and thirty. Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, 'That the “ Act for Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the copies of the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies returns and aggregate amounts directed to be filed by of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and pro- the Marshals with the clerks of the several District courts, prietors of such copies during the times therein mention and Supreme Courts of the Territories of the United cd,” passed May thirty-first, one thousand seven hun- States, shall be preserved by said clerks, and remain in ared and ninety, and the act supplementary thereto, pas- their offices respectively; and so much of the Act to sed April twenty-nipth, one thousand eight hundred and which this is an amendment, as requires that they shall two, shall be, and the same are hereby, repealed : saving, be transmitted by said clerks to the Department of State, always, such rights as may have been obtained in con- is hereby repealed. formity to their provisions.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That all and several duty of the Secretary of State to note all the clerical the provisions of this act, intended for the protection and errors in the returns of the Marshals and Assistants, whie. security of copy-rights, and providing remedies, penal ther in the additions, classification of inhabitants, or ties, and forfeitures, in case of violation thereof, shall be otherwise, and cause said notes to be printed with the held and construed to extend to the benefit of the legal aggregate returns of the Marshals, for the use of Con. proprietor or proprietors of each and every copy-right gress. heretofore obtained, according to lav', during the term Approved, February 3, 1831, thereof, in the same manner as if such copy.right had been entered and secured according to the directions of AN ACT for the relief of Matthias Roll and William this act.

Jackson. Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That, whenever a Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War cause to copy.right has been heretofore obtained by an author or be issued to Matthias Roll, a private in the New Jersey authors, inventor, designer, or engraver, of any book, line, in the Revolutionary War, a duplicate of military map, chart, print, cut, or engraving, or by a proprietor bounty land warrant, number one thousand one hundred of the same : if such author or authors, or either of thein, and sixty-four, for one hundred acres of land, which is. such inventor, designer, or engraver, be living at the pas. sued to Matthew, alias Matthias Roll, the twenty-thirel sage of this act, then such author or authors, or the sur day of February, one thousand eight hundred and twenvivor of them, such inventor, engraver, or designer, shall ty-six, and which has been lost. And the said Matthias continue to have the same exclusive right to his book, Roll shall have the said duplicate located and proceeded chart, map, print, cut, or engraving, with the benefit of upon, in the same manner as it it were an original wareach and all the provisions of this act, for the security rant; and the said original warrant is hereby declared theronf. for such additional period of time as will, to- null and void.

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Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the Secretary soon as may be, the south-west, north-west, and northof War cause to be issued to William Jackson, a private east quarters of section number twenty-five, of township in the Virginia line in the Revolutionary War, a duplicate number six, in range number one west, in the Cincinof military bounty land warrant, number one thousand nati District, under the same rules and regulations that and thirty-six, for one hundred acres of land, which issued govern the sale of other public lands of the United to said William Jackson on the thirteenth day of April, States. eighteen hundred and twenty-two, and which has been Approveil, February 12, 1831. lost ; and that said William Jackson shall have all the right under said duplicate that he could or might have under the original warrant ; and the said original warrant AN ACT to amend the act granting “certain relinquisiis liereby declared null and void.

ed and unappropriated lands to the State of Alabama, Approved : February 3, 1831.

for the purpose of improving tile navigation of the

Tennesice, Coosa, Cahawba, and Blackwarrior rivers," AN ACT to amend the act entitled “An Act to quiet

approved the twenty-third day of May, one thousand the titles of certain purchasers of lands between the

eight hundred and twenty-eight. lines of Ludlow and Roberts, in the State of Ohio," Be it enacted, &c. That it shall and may be lawful for the approved the twenty-sixth of May, in the year eigh. State of Alabama, by the Board of Canal Commissioners tcen hundred and thirty.

appointed by her for that purpose, to contract for and conBe il enacted, &c. That in addition to the sum appro- struct that part of the canal round the luscle shoals, be. priated by the act, entitled “An act to quiet the titles ginning at Campbell's ferry, and running up the river to of certain purchasers of lands between the lines of Lud. Lamb's ferry, before they contract for, or complete that low and Roberts, in the State of Ohio,” approved the part of the said contemplated canal between Campbell's twenty-sixth of May, in the year eighteen hundred and terry and Florence; any thing in the act to which this is thirty, tie President of the United States be, and he is an amendment to the conttary notwithstanding. hereby, authorized to pay, out of any money in the Trea

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the sury not otherwise appropriated, to Philip Dordridge, duty of the Engineers of the United States who have the claimant of the Virginia military survey, numbered this matter in charge, to furnish to said Board of Comsix thousand nine hundred and twenty eight, for seven missiers, as soon as practicable, a plan of that section hundred acres, being one of the Virginia military surveys, ofilie Canal above contemplated first to be executeil, in the said act mentioned, lying between the lines of connecting it with the river at or near to Campbell's ferLudlow and Roberts, in the State of Ohio, the sum of ry, and at the most eligible point at, or immediately be. one thousand seven hundred and sixty-five dollars and low Lamb's ferry, on the cheapest practicable plan, in sixty-eight cents, with interest at the rate of six per cen-conformity with said original act, to be approved by the tum per annum, from the fifth day of March eighteen President of the United States. and twenty five, until paid ; the said Philip having' alrea

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the section of dy conveyed to the United States the title to the said said Canal above Lamb's ferry, shall, by said Engineers, seven hundred acres of land, in the manner directed by be so planned as 10 connect it with the deep water in the President of the United States, pursuant to the pro: low Campbell's ferry, shall

, in like manner, be connect;

the river at or above Lamb's ferry, and the section bevisions of the act of Congress before recited. This act shall commence and be in force from the passing thercof. ed with the deep water at or below said laist mentioned Approved : February 12, 1831.

ferry.

Approved, February 12, 1831. AN ACT to repeal the charges imposed on passports and clearances.

AN ACT to authorize the transportation of merchandise Be it enacted, &c. That, so much of the act of the first

by land or by water with the benefit of debenture. of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, entitled “An act providing passports for the ships and ves

Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the passage of sels of the United States, as imposes a charge of ten this act, all goods, wares, or merchandise imported into dollars for passports, and of four dollars for a clearance, the United States, the duties on which have been paid, to any ship or vessel bound on : voyage 10 any foreign

or secured to be paid, may be transported by land, or country, be, and the same is hereby repealed, to take partly by land and partly by water, from the district into effect from and after the thirty-first day of March of the which they were imported to two other districts, and ex. present year.

ported from either of them with the benefit of drawback: Approved : February 12, 1831.

Provided, That all regulations and forinalities now in

force relating to the transportation of goods, wares, or AN ACT authorizing the Secretary of State to issue a

merchandise, by land or by water, from the district into patent to John Powell.

which they were imported to another district, for the Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of State be,

benost of brawback, and such other regulations as are and he is hereby, authorized and required to issue let: pr 'scribed under and by virtue of the aci to which this is ters patent, in ihe usual form, to Jolin Powell, for his wares, or merchandise, to other districts, shall be com

an, ddition, for the fiurther transportation of such goods, invention of a machine " for the purpose of separating the plied with : ind provided also, That all the regulations metal from gold ore, and the auriferous earth of alluvial and formalities now in force, respecting the exportation deposites," upon his compliance with all the provisions of goods, wares, and merchandise, for the benefit of drawof the existing laws, except so far as they require, on the back, shall be complied with, so far as may be consistent part of aliens, a residence of two years in the United with the other provisions of the act to which this is an States.

addition ; and the Secretary of the Treusury shall be, ancl Approved: February 12, 1831.

he is hereby, authorized to prescribe the form of the

certificate to be used, and the oaths to be taken, on the AN ACT authorizing the sale of a tract of land therein transportation of such goods, wares, or merchandise, named.

from ihe second district into which they may be so brought Be il enacled, &c. That it shall be the duty ofthe Pre- to the third district. sident of the United States to oiler at public sale, as Approved : February 12, 1831.

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