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with the said debtor, upon such terms and conditions as he purpose ; also for the payment of arrearages for the surmay think reasonable and proper under all the circum- vey of the said road from Zanesville to the capital of Mis. stances of the case, and may execute a release to him or souri, two hundred and sixty.five dollars and eighty-five her for the amount of the said debt or debts which he or cents; and that the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars she may owe to the United States ; which said release be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for the purpose shall contain a recital that the foregoing particulars have of opening, grading, and bridging, the Cumberland Road, been satisfactorily proved to the said Secretary : Provi: in the State of Indiana, including a bridge over White ded, however, that the said release shall be rendered null River, near Indianopolis, and progressing with the work and void, if it shall at any time be ascertained that the to the eastern and western boundaries of said State ; and said insolvent debtor hath obtained the same upon false that the sum of sixty-six thousand dollars be, and the same suggestions.

is hereby appropriated, for the purpose of opening, grad. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if the saidinsol. ing, and bridging the Cumberland 'Road, in the State of vent debtor, or any other person, shall falsely take an Ilinois ; which súms shall be paid ou! of any money not oath or affirination under this act, he or she shall be otherwise appropriated, and replaced out of the fund redeemed guilty of perjury, and shall suffer the pains and served for laying out and making roads under the direcpenalties in that case provided.

tion of Congress, by the several acts passed for the adSec. 6. And be it further enacted, That each of the said mission of the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, into commissioners of insolvency shall receive five dollars per the Union, on an equal footing with the original States. day for each day they shall be actually employed in the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, for the immeperformance of their duty under this act; which sum to diate accomplishment of these objects, the superintend. gether with the actual expense incurred for office rent ents heretofore appointed, or hereafter to be appointed, and all other contingencies, provided the same shall not, in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, shall, under in the whole, exceed two dollars per day, shall be appor- the direction of the President of the United States, sepationed among the several applicants by the said commis rately superintend, in a faithful manner, such parts of sioner or commissioners, u:ider the direction of the Sc, said road as may be designated 10 cach, and cisburse the cretary of the Treasury, according to the time occupied money, each giving bond and security as he shall direct, in the investigation of each case, and each of the said and shall receive such compensation as, in his opinion, applicants, immediately after the investigation of his or shall be equitable and just, not exceeding, !o each, that her case shall be completed, by the commissioner or com- heretofore allowed by law to the superintendent of the missioners, and before the report shall be transmitted to Cumberland Road, in the State of Ohio. the said Secretary, shall pay his or her respective propor: Approved :

: March 2, 1831. tions of the same : and it shall be the duty of the said commissioner or commissioners to transmit with his or AN ACT making provision for a subscription to a comtheir repuit, in each case, a statement, under oatlı or af.

pilation of Congressional Documents. firmation, to the said Secretary, of the time actually ac Be it enacted, &c. That the Clerk of the House of cupied in the investigation thereof and the amount which Representatives hereby is authorized and directed they shall have received from the said applicant. to subscribe for seven hundred and fifty copies of the

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, Thai the compensa compilation of Congressional clocuments proposed to be tion to be paid to the District Attorney of each district published by Gales & Seaton; Provided, "That the docuand territory shall be five collars for each day he shall ments shall be selected under the direction of the Secre. be actually employed under the provisions of this act. tary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Repre

Sec. 8. And be it further enucted, That it shall be the sentatives: And provided, also, That the price paid for duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to report annually the printing of the said copies shall be at a rate not exto Congress the names of the applicants under this act, ceeding that of the price paid to the printer of Congress and the nature and amount of the debt or debts due from for printing the documents of the two Houses. each to the United States ; and, also, the names of those

Approved, March 2, 1831. who shall have obtained releases, together with the terms of compromise in each case.

AN ACT making appropriations for the Indian DepartSec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five ment for the year one thousand eight hundred and thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, thirty.one. to be paid out of any money not otherwise appropriateil, Be ii enacted, &c. That the following sums be approfor the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of priated, to be paid out of any inappropriated money in this act.

the Treasury, for the Indian Department, for the year one Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, that this act shall thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, viz. : continue in force for three years and no longer.

For pay of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs at St. Approved : March 2, 1831.

Louis and the several Indian agents, as authorized by law,

twenty-nine thousand five hundred dollars. AN ACT for the continuation of the Cumberland Road

For pay of sub-agents, as authorized by law, nineteen in the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

thousand five hundred dollars. Be it enacled, &c. That the sum of one hundred thou.

For presents to Indians, as authorized by the act of one sand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for thousand eight hundred and twelve, fifteen thousand the purpose of opening, grading, and making the Cim- dollars. berland road, westwardly of Zanesville, in the State For pay of Indian interpreters and translators einploye! of Ohio ; and that the sum of nine hundred and fifty dol- at the several superintendencies and agencies, twenty-one lars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for repairs thousand five hundred and twenty-five dollars. on the said road during the year one thousand eight bun

For pay of gun and blacksmiths, and their assistants, dred and thirty; and also the further sum of two thou- employed within the superintendencies and agencies

, sanı seven hundred collars, to be expended under the under the treaty provisions and the orders of the Secre. directions of the Secretary of War, in completing the tary of War, eighteen thousand three hundred and forty payments to individuals for work heretofore done on the dollars. Cumberland road, east of Zanesville, in the State of Ohio, For iron, steel, coal, and other expenses attending the under the directions of the superintendent of said road, or gun and blacksmith's shops, five thousand four hundred so much of said sum as may be found necessary for that and twenty-six dollars.

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For expense of transportation and distribution of Indian For running the Indian boundary line in Florida, per annuities, nine thousand nine hundred and fifty-nine dollars. act twenty-sixth May, eighteen hundred and twenty

For expense of provisions for Indians at the distribu- four, one hundred and thirty-five dollars and forty-nine tion of annuities while on visits of business with the dif. cents. ferent superintendents and agents, and when assembled For purchase of Creek and Cherokee reservations, on business eleven thousand eight hundred and ninety per act' second March, eighteen hundred and twentydollars.

three, twenty-one hundred dollars. For contingencies of the Indian Department, twenty For expense of treating with the Choctaws and Chicthousand dollars.

kasaws, for extinguishment of their title to lands within For expenses incurred in surveying the north-western the limits of Mississippi, per act twentieth May, eighboundary lines of the Miami and Potawatamie cessions teen hundred and twenty-six, six hundred and fifty eight by treaties of sixteenth October, one thousand eight hun. dollars. dred and twenty-six, and twenty third October, one thou Approved, March 2, 1831. sand eight hundred and twenty-six, two hundred and twenty-seven dollars.

AN ACT to provide for the punishment of offences For surveying and dividing the reservation granted to committed in cutting, destroying, or removing live oak the half-breed Sacs and Foxes by the treaty of fourth and other timber, or trees reserved for naval purposes. August, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, Be it enacted, &c. That if any person or persons shall two thousand dollars.

cut, or cause or procure to be cut, or aid, assist, or be emFor the payment of sundry claims for Indian depre- ployed in cutting, or shall wantonly destroy or cause or prodations, heretofore allowed at the Department of War, cure to be wantonly destroyed, or aid, assist, or be employ. one thousand three hundred dollars.

ed in wantonly destroying any live oak or red cedar tree For payments made for provisions and necessary assist- or trees, or other timber standing, growing, or being on ance to Indians emigrating to the West, and to those any lands of the United States, which, in pursuance of tribes now settled on or near the Kansas river, west of any law passed, or hereafter to be passed, shall have the Missouri

, in addition to the appropriation heretofore been reserved or purchased for the use of the United made for that object by act of ninth May, one thousand States, for supplying or furnishing therefrom, timber for eight hundred and twenty-eight, three thousand five the navy of the United States ; or if any person or per hundred and sixty-two dollars eighty-six cents.

sons shall remove, or cause or procure to be removed, or For provisions and other assistance to Indians remov. aid, or assist, or be employed in removing trom any such ing to the West from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missou- lands which shall have been reserved or purchased as ri, required in one thousand eight hundred and thirty- aforesaid, any live oak or red cedar tree, or trees, or one, five thousand dollars.

other timber, unless duly authorized so to do, by order, For building houses for Indian agents, sub-agents, in writing, of a competent officer, and for the use of the blacksmitli's shops in all the several agencies, seven navy of the United States ; or if any person or persons thousand dollars.

shall cut, or cause or procure to be cut, or aid, or assist, Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the following or be employed in cutting any live oak or red cedar tree sums,carried to the surplus fund, at the commencement of or trees, or other timber on, or shall remove, or cause or the present year, be, and the same are hereby appro. procure to be removed, or aid, or assist, or be employed priated, viz:

in removing any live oak or red cecar trees, or other iinFor additional expense at the Red river agency, per ber from any other lands of the United States, acquired, act of ninth May, one thousand eight hundred and twen. or hereafter to be acquired, with intent to export, disty-eight, thirteen hundred dollars.

pose of, use, or employ the same in any manner whatsoFor extinguishment of the title of the Creeks to land ever, other than for the use of the navy of the United in Georgia, per act twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight states ; every such person or persons so offending, on hundred and twenty-four, balance re-appropriated twen-conviction thereof before any court having competent ty-first March, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, four jurisdiction, shall, for every such offence, pay a fine not thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine dollars and fifty-less than triple the value of the tree or trees, or timber

so cut, destroyed, or removed, and shall be imprisoned For claims against the Osages, by citizens of the Unit: not exceeding twelve months ed States, per act third March, eighteen hundred and Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That if the master, nineteen, balance re-appropriated twenty-first March, owner, or consignee of any ship or vessel shall, knoweighteen hundred and twenty-eight, eight hundred and ingly, iake on board any timber cut on lands which shall thirty-four dollars and fifty cents.

have been reserved or purchased as aforesaid, without For extinguishment of the claims of the Cherokees to proper authority, and for the use of the navy of the Unitheir lands in Georgia, per act ninth May, one thousandsted States ; or shall take on board any live oak or red eight hundred and twenty-eight, forty-six thousand cedar timber cut on any other lands of the United States, one hundre l and four dollars and fifty cents.

with intent to transport the same to any port or place For carrying into effect the treaty concluded with the within the United States, or to export the same to any Creeks, fifieenth November, eighteen hundred and twen foreign country, the ship or vessel on board of which ty-seven, per act twenty-fourth May, eighteen hundred the same shall be taken, transported, or seized, shall, and twenty-cight, four thousand eight hundred and fifty with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, be wholly forfeitseven dollars.

ed to the United States; and the captain or master of For carrying into effect the treaty of sixth May, eigh. such ship or vessel wherein the same shall have been exteen bundred and twenty-eight, with the Cherokee in- ported io any foreign country against the provisions of dians, for their removal, &c. from Georgia, per act twen. This act, shall forfeit and pay to the United States a sum tyof surtlı May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty. not exceeding one thousand dollars. eight, fifty-nine thousand one hundred and thirty-four Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all penaltics dollars and nineteen cents.

and forfeitures incurred under the provisions of this act For expense of Indian delegations to explore the coun- shall be sued for, recovered and distributed, and account. try west of the Mississippi, per act twenty-fourth May, ed fur, under the directions of the Secret:ry of the eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, one hundred and Navy, and shall be paid over, one half to the informer fifiy nine dollars.

or informers, if any, or captors, where seized, and the

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other half to the Commissioners of the Navy Pension lars per annum, in addition to their salary as Judges of fund, for the use of the said fund ; and the Commission- the Superior Court for the said Territory, which shall be ers of the said fund are hereby authorized to mitigate, in in full for their services, to be paid out of any money in whole or in part, and on such terms and conditions as the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. they shall deem proper, and order, in writing, any fine, Approved, March 2, 1831. penalty, or forfeiture incurred under this act. Approved, March 2, 1831.

AN ACT making appropriations for the public build

ings, and for other purposes. AN ACT granting a quantity of land to the Territory

Be it enacted, &c. That the following sums be, and the of Arkansas, for the erection of a public building at same are hereby, respeciively, appropriater, to be paid the Seat of Government of said Territory.

out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise approBe it enacted, &c. That the Legislature of the Terri- priated, for the following purposes, that is to say : tory of Arkansas be, and they are hereby authorized to For completing the painting or the Capitol, three select, or cause to be selected, a quantity of the unap- thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars. propriated public lands in the Territory of Arkansas, not For planting and improving the ground within the enexceeding ten sections, and in portions not less than one closure of the Capitol square, including the gardener's quarter section, which is hereby granted to said Terri- salary for one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and one tory, for the purpose of raising a fund for the erection of thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and pay of labor. a public building at Little Rock, the Seat of Govern- ers, three thousand dollars. ment of said Territory,

To make good the deficiency in the estimates of the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the Legisla. year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, for ture of said Territory be, and they are hereby authoriz- finishing gates and fences, five thousand nine hundred ed to adopt such measures for the sale of said tract of and eighty-four dollars. land, or any part thereof, at such times and manner, and For lighting lamps in and round the square, and erectconvey the same by such deeds, as they shall deem ex- ing twenty-four new lamps, one thousand five hundred pedient ; and upon the presentation of such deeds of dollars. conveyance as shall be adopted by said Legislature, and For alterations and repairs, five hundred dollars. given to the purchasers, to the Commissioner of the Ge For new stoves for warming and ventilating the Hall neral Land Office, it shall be the duty of the President of the House of Representatives, eight hundred dol. to issue patents to the purchasers, as in other cases. lars. Approved, March 2, 1831.

For purchasing Seneca Stone, flagging for the ter

race and walks adjoining the Capitol, three thousand AN ACT confirming the selections heretofore made of dollars.

lands for the construction of the Michigan Road in the For employing John Frazeefto execute a bust of Jobn State of Indiana.

Jay for the Supreme Court Room, four hundred dollars. Be it enacted, &c. That the selections and locations For painting the President's House, inside and out, heretofore made by the State of Indiana, of the Michi- three thousand four hundred and eighty-two dollars. gan roal lands,so far as they may remain insold,be,and the For planting and improving the grounds about the Presame are hereby, sanctioned and confirmed; and that sident's llouse, including the gardener's salary, four thouother public lands in Indiana, in lieu of those already sand dollars. sold, shall be selected under llie same authority that the For alterations and repairs of the President's House, original selections and locations were made : Provided, five hundred dollars. that no selectious or locations shall hereafter be made for For furniture, and repairs of furniture, five thousand the purpose aforesaid, until the authority of the State of dollars. Indiana shall cause to be made to the General Land, Officer For compensation to Charles Bulfinch, late architect of in accurate survey and plat of the said road throughout its the Capitol, for his extra services in planning and superentire line.

intending the building of the Penitentiary at WashingSec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the Land of ton, the Jail in Alexandria, the additional buildings for ficers at Crawfordsville and Fort Wayne shall be duly no. the Post Office and Patent Office, and for allowance for tified, by the State authority, of the selections made in returning with his family to Boston, eleven hundred dol. virtue of this act ; after which, no sales thereof shall be lars. made.

Approve), March 2, 1831. Approved, March 2, 1831.

AN ACT for the relief of Mrs. Clarissa B. Harrison. AN ACT to extend the act, entitlecl “An act for the further extending the powers of the Judges of the Su

Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers perior Court of the Territory of Arkansas, under the of the Treasury be authorized and directed to allow the act of the twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand eight representatives of J. C. S. Harrison, late Receiver of hundred and twenty-four, and for other purposes."

Public Money at Vincennes, the following credits, to

take date from the respective times the money was paid Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “ An act for or the services rendered by said Receiver, viz : one thouthe further extending the powers of the Judges of the sand five hundred dollars for bringing up the books of Superior Court of the Territory of Arkansas, under the Nathaniel Ewing, his predecessor ; two thousand and fifact of the twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand eight teen dollars and four cents, paid out under a deed of trust hundred and twenty-four, and for other purposes, ap- from the bank of Vincennes, with commissions on the proved on the eighth day of May, one thousand eight same, amounting to thirty.five dollars and fifty.one cents; hundred and thirty, be and the same is hereby, extend. and the said accounting officers are hereby authorized to ed and continued in force until the eighth day of May, settle and adjust any other claims of the late Receiver, one thousand eight hundred aid thirty two.

arising from the discharge of his official duty, upon the Sec. 2. And be il further cnucled, That each of the principles of justice and equity, and to credit the amount Juriges of the Superior Court of the Territory of Arkan.ihereof. sas shall, whilst in the discharge of the duties imposed Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That after the final by this act, be allowed at the rate of eight bundred dolo adjustment of said accounts, the Secretary of the Treasu

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ry is hereby authorized to allow to the legal representatory, or any incorporated company under their authority, tives and heirs of said receiver the period of eighteen be, and they are hereby authorized to open, through the years to pay the amount which shall be found due from public lands of the United States, a canal from Matanzas said Receiver, without interest, upon such terms and to Halifax River, in East Florida, upon the same condiconditions as to the Secretary of the Treasury shall be tions, restrictions, and limitations, in every respect, as deemed reasonable and equitable, by taking a lien on the are prescribed in the foregoing provisions of this act ; estate of the said Receiver, or such other security as, in and the same lands shall be reserved, in like manner, his opinion, will secure the debt.

for the objects specified, and for 10 other. Approved March 2, 1831.

Approved : March 2, 1831. AN ACT for the relief of Richard Smith and William AN ACT to extend the Patent of John Allamson, for a Pearse, the second, of Bristol, in Rhode Island.

further period of fourteen years. Be it enacled, &c. That there shall be issued, under

Be il enacted, &c. That there be, and hereby is grantthe direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, a register ed unto John Adamson, a citizen of the United States, for the brig llope, built in Holland, but now owned by his heirs, administrators, and assigns, for the term of Richard Smith and William Pearse, the second, citizens fourteen years, from the 12th day of December, one of the Unite:l States, and now lying at the port of Bris. thousand eight hundred and thirty, the full and exclusive tol, in Rhode Island, unseaworthy, whenever the said right and liberty of making, constructing, using, and Smith and Pearse shall furnish the Secretary of the Trea vending to others, to be used, his improvem", called sury with satisfactory proof that the said brig bas been a “Floating Dry Dock,” a description of whic. is given repaired in the United States, and that the cost of repair in a schedule annexed to letters patent granted to the ing her, by her present owners, exceeds three-fourths said John Adamson, for the same, on the thirteenth day of ihe original cost of building a vessel of the same ton. of December, one thousand eight, hundred and sixteen. nage in the Unitted States.

Approved : March 2, 1831. Approved March 2, 1831.

AN ACT to authorize the State of Illinois to surrender

a township of land granted to said State for a seminary AN ACT to authorize the Territory of Florida to open a

of learning, and to locate other lands in lieu thereof. canal through the public lands between Chipola River and Saint Andrew's Bay, in West Florida.

Be it enacted, &c. That the State of Illinois be, and is

hereby authorized to relinquish to the United States, Be it cnacled, &c. That the Territory of Florida be township number five, north of range number one west, and is hereby, authorized to survey and mark, through situate in the county of Fayette, in said State, heretofore the public lands of the United States, the route of a caral granted to the said State for the use of a seminary of by which to connect the navigation of the river Chipola learning, and to locate upon the public lands within said and Saint Anrew's Bay, in West Florida, and to cut the State, the sale of which is anthorized by law, one entire same through the public lands; and ninety feet of land on township of land, or a quantity of land equal thereto, in each side of said canal shall be reserved from sale on the tracts of not less than the quarter of a section. part of the United States, and the use thereof be forever Approved : March 2, 1831. vested in the Territory, or such company as shall be organized by them, for a canal, and for no other purpose AN ACT to establish ports of delivery at Port Pontchar. whatever.

train and Delaware City, and for other purposes. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if the said Ter. Be it enacted, &c. That there be, and hereby is esta. ritory shall not survey, and direct by law, said canal to blished at Port Pontchartrain, on Lake Pontchartrain, a be opened, and furnish the Commissioner of the General port of delivery, that a Surveyor shall be appointed to Land Office a map thereof, within two years from and reside at said port, that all ships and vessels bound to after the date of this act, or if the said canal be not com said port, shall, after proceeding thereto, and making pleted suitably for navigation within five years thereaf- report and entry at the por: cf New Orleans, within the ter, or if said land hereby granted shall ever cease to be time limited by law, be permitted to unlade their cargoes used and occupied for the purpose of constructing and at the said port under the rules and regulations prescribe keeping in repair a canal suitable for navigation, the re-ed by law. servation and grant aforesaid shall be void and of no ef Sec. 2. And be il further enacted, That all vessels fect : Provided, That nothing in this act contained, or that about to depart from the said port for foreign ports and shall be done in pursuance thereof, shall be deemed to places shall be permitted to clear out with their cargoes imply any obligation, on the part of the United States, to at the custom-house in the city of New Orleans, and de. appropriate money to defray the expense of surveying part under the same rules, regulations, and restrictions, for opening said canal : And provided likewise, That the and in every respect in the same manner, as vessels clearsaid canal, when completed by said Territory, or by aning out and departing for foreign ports and places from incorporated company under the authority of the same, the said city of New Orleans by the way of the Mississippi shall be, and forever remain, a public highway for the River; and goods imported into the United States, and use of the Government of the United States, free from exported from said port, shall be entitled to the benefit any toll or charge whatever for any property of the Uni. of a drawback of the duties upon exportation to any foted States, or persons in their service on public business reign port or place, under the same provisions, regulapassing through the same.

tions, restrictions and limitations, as if the said goods, Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That every section of wares, and merchandise haci been exported directly from land through which said canal route may pass, shall be, New Orleans, by way of the Mississippi River. and the same is hereby reserved from sale, uneler the die Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, 'That Delaware City, rection of the Government of the United States, until in the District of Delaware, shall be a port of delivery ; hereafter specially directed by law ; and the said Terri- and a Surveyor shall be appointeil, who shall reside at tory, or company incorporated by them, are hereby allo said city. thorized, without wasto, to use any materials on the pub. Sec. 4. And be it further enacled, That a collection lic lands avijacent to said canal that may be necessary to district be, and is hereby established in the Territory of its construction.

Florida, which shallinclude all the ports, harbors, shores, Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said Terri- and waters of the main land in Florida, and of the islands

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opposite and nearest thereto, from Saint Mary's to the an invalid pensioner of the United States, an arrearage of south side of Saint John's, to be called the Saint John's pension withheld from him, in consequence of a mistake District, and a port of entry shall be established at such made by the examining surgeon in September, one thoupoint on the Saint John's River, as the President may sand eight hundred and twenty-one, being in addition to direct, and a Collector shall be appointed, who shall give what he has received, at the rate of ten dollars per month, the same bond, perform the same duties, and be entitled from the fourth day of September, one thousand eight to the same compensation and fees, as the collectors in hundred and twenty-one, to the lwenty-second day of other districts in Florida.

September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That Prospect, in the when his pension of twenty dollars per month was resDistrict of Belfast, in the State of Maine, shall be a port tored to him. of delivery, and that a Surveyor shall be appointed, who Approved: March 2, 1831. shall reside at that place.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the ports of AN ACT for the relief of Henry Becker. Kennebunk, in the State of Maine, and Middletown, in the State of Connecticut, be, and they are hereby, made thorized and directed to place Henry Becker on the list

Be it enacled, &c. That the Secretary of War be au. ports of entry for vessels arriving from the Cape of Good of invalid pensioners, at the rate of eight dollars per Hope, and from places beyond the same.

month, to commence on the first day of January, one Approved : March 2, 1831.

thousand eight hundred and twenty-six. AN ACT to authorize the executor of Stephen Tippett AN ACT confirming the claim of John B. Toulmin to a to locate a tract of land in the State of Louisiana.

lot in the city of Mobile. Be it enacted, &c. That the legal representatives of

Be it enacted, &c. 'That John B. Toulmin be, and he is Stephen Tippett be, and they are hereby authorized to hereby, confirmed in his claim to a lot in the city of Mo. locate and enter a tract of land of fiftcen arpens front, by bile, bounded west by Saint Joseph street, north by the ordinary depth of forty arpens, within the counties Saint Anthony street, and on the east by Royal streei, of Atlakapas and Opelousas, in the State of Louisiana, originally granted to John Linder: Provided, however, under a grant of Baron de Carondelet of the twenty-first That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six as to prevent adverse claimants from asserting their rights Provided, however, That the location authorized to be in a court of justice. made under this act shall not be made so as to interfere

Approved: March 2, 1831. with the claims of others. Approved : March 2, 1831.

AN ACT to authorize the extension, construction, and AN ACT for the relief of George Johnston.

use of a lateral branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail

Road, into and within the District of Columbia. Be it enacted, &c. That George Johnston be, and he hereby is, released from the effects of the judgment ob

Whereas, it is represented to this present Congress tained against him by the United States, in the Circuit that the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, incor. Court of the United States for the Arst judicial district, as entitled « An Act to incorporate the Baltimore and Ohio

porated by an act of the General Assembly of Maryland, one of the sureties of Benjamin F. Bourne, late a Purser Rail Road Company,"passed the twenty-eighth day of Fein the Navy of the United States.

bruary, eighteen liundred and twenty seven, are desirous, Approyed : March 2, 1831.

under the powers which they claim to be vested in them AN ACT for the relief of J. N. Cardozo.

by the provisions of the before-recited act, to construct a

lateral branch from the said Baltimore and Ohio Rail Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury Road to the District of Columbia. Therefore, be, and he is hereby, authorized to make such deduc

Be it enacted, &c. That the Baltimore and Ohio Rail tions from the amount of the debt due by. Jacob N. Road Company, incorporated by the said act of the Gen. Cardozo to the United States, and such extension of the eral Assembly of Maryland, shall be, and they are hereby time for the payment thereof, as may, in his opinion, be authorized to extend into and within the District of Coconsistent with equity and justice.

lumbia a lateral rail road, such as the said company shall Approved: March 2, 1832.

construct, or cause to be constructed, in a direction to

wards the said District, in connexion with the rail road AN ACT for the relief of Peter Cleer, of Maryland. which they have located, and are constructing, from

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be av. the city of Baltimore to the Ohio river, in pursuance thorized and directed to place the name of Peter Cleer of their said act of incorporation: and the said Baltion the roll of revolutionary pensions, and to cause him timore and Ohio Rail Road Company are hereby authoto be paid at the rate of eight dollars per month, to com- rized to exercise the same powers, rights, and privileg. mence on the nineteeth day of December one thousand es, and shall be subject to the same restrictions, in the eight hundred and twenty-five.

extension and construction of the said lateral rail road Approved: March 2, 1831.

into and within the said District, as they may exer

cise, or are subject to, under and by virtue of their said AN ACT for the relief of Jonathan Crocker. charter or act of incorporation, in the extension and conBe it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and struction of any rail road within the State of Maryland, he hereby is, directed to restore the name of Jonathan and shall be entitled to the same rights, compensation, Crocker to the roll of revolutionary pensioners, and to benefits and immunities, in the use of the said road, and cause him to be paid at the rate of eight dollars per in regard thereto, as are provided in their said charter, exmonth, from and after the third day of March one thou- cept the right to construct any lateral rail road or roads sand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

within the said District from the said lateral branch or road Approved: March 2, 1831.

hereby authorized; it being expressly understood that

the said Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company shall AN ACT for the relief of Hugh Barnes. have power only to construct from the said Baltimore and Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and Ohio Rail Road one lateral road within the said District, he hereby is directed to cause to be paid to Hugh Barnes, to some point or terminus within the City and County of

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