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for one on Turner's Reef, situated about one-third of the A sum not exceeding one thousand dollars for purchasdistance from the main land to Fisher's Island.
ing land and removing a wind mill on Cape Roman. Three thousand dollars for erecting a beacon on the State of Georgia. For a beacon on the White Oyster beach near the west side of the New Haven harbor ; and Beds, near the mouth of Savannah River, three thou. two hundred and fifty dollars for buoys on Pardee's Bar, sand dollars. Black Rock Bar, and the Shag Banks in said harbor. State of Ohio. Five thousand dollars for building a
Six thousand and two hundred dollars for erecting a light-house on Turtle Island, at the mouth of Maumee monument or beacon on Branford Reef, in Long Island Bay, Lake Erie. Sound.
One thousand dollars for erecting a beacon-light on the Two hundred and fifty dollars for placing buoys, viz : pier at Grand River. one on the north end of Hatchet's Reef, in the Sound; State of Louisiana. Forty thousand doll.irs for building one on the south end of said reef; one on the southeast two light houses, one at the mouth of the southwest pass tail of Saybrook Bar, at the mouth of Connecticut River; of the River Mississippi, and the other on the south point and one on the south end of Crane Reef, west of Saybrook. between the Southwest Pass and the Balize.
State of New York. Three thousand one hundred and Seven thousand dollars for a light-house at the Rigoninety dollars to rebuild the beacon in Black Rock Har- lets. bor, should it be deemed expedient by the Secretary of State of Mississippi Seven thousand dollars for build. the Treasury ;
ing a light-house on St. Joseph's Island), or some other Four thousand dollars for erecting a beacon-light on a suitable place off the Pascagoula Bay: proper site near Sackett's Harbor, in Lake Ontario ; Seven thousand dollars for a light-house at Pass Chris.
Three thousand dollars for erecting a beacon light at tian near the Bay of St. Louis. the junction of Rondout Creek and Hudson River, or on For buoys to be placed at the south pass, and the pass or near the Esopus Meadows, as may be deemed most at Dauphin Island, four hundred dollars. expedient by the Secretary of the Treasury ;
State of Alabama. Five hundred dollars for placing One thousand dollars for erecting a beacon on the mid- buoys in Mobile Bay. dle ground between Stratford and Crane Neck, in Long State of Mlinois. Five thousand dollars for building a Island Sound,
light-house at the mouth of Chicago River, Lake Michi. Twelve thousand five hundred and twelve collars, in gan. addition to the unexpended balance of former appropria. Michigan Territory. Five thousand dollars for building tions for erecting a light-house, and forming the founda- a light-house at the confluence of the St. Joseph's River tion for the same, in the harbor of Buffalo.
with Lake Michigan. Stale of Pennsylvania. Two thousand five hundred Five thousand dollars for a light house on the Outer. dollars for crecting a beacon-light at the end of the pier thunder Bay Island in Lake Huron. which forms the entrance into the harbor of Eric, on A sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars for building Lake Erie ;
a light-boat to be stationed in the strait connecting Lakes State of Delaware. Fifteen hundred dollars for erect- Huron and Michigan; and three hundred and fifty dollars ing a beacon light near the mouth of Mispillion Creek ; for broys and placing the same on the flats at the head
Ten thousand dollars for building a light house at Ma. of Lake St. Clair. hon's Ditch, in addition to what remains unexpended of Florida Territory. Eleven thousand four hundrel dol. an appropriation to build a light-house at Duck Creek, lars for building a light-house on the west end of St. and which last named appropriation is hereby transferred George's Island, near the entrance of Appalachicola to the first mentioned object.
Bay. State of Maryland. Five thousand dollars for building Four hundred dollars for placing buoys in the said bay a light-house on or near Turkey Point, at the mouth of between St. George's Island, and the entrance of the Elk River ;
Appalachicola River. For erecting a beacon-light on Lazaretto Point, at the Two hundred dollars for placing buoys in the Bay and entrance of the harbor of Baltimore, or on the point of River of St. Mark's. land upon which Fort McHenry is situated, in the discre. One hundred and sixty dollars for placing buoys at St. tion of the Secretary of the Treasury, two thousand five Augustine, and in St John's River. hundred dollars.
Five thousand dollars for building a light-house on a For a floating light at the Wolf Trap, in the Chess suitable site at or near Port Clinton. peake Bay, twelve thousand dollars ;
Approved, March 3, 1831. Four hundred dollars for placing buoys at the entrance of the harbor of Annapolis.
AN ACT for the benefit of Percis Lovely, and for other State of Virginia. Seven thousand and five hundred
purposes. dollars for building a light-house on one of the Chingo. Be it enacted, &c. That the tract of land not exceeding teague islands ;
one half section, including the present residence of Mrs. Five hundred dollars for placing in the Potomac River Percis Lovely, in Pope county, in the Territory of Arkan. three buoys on the Kettle Bottons, one on Port Tobacco sus, shall be reserved by the President of the United Shoals, one in Nanjemoy Reach, one on Ragged Point States from public sale, during the lifetime of said Percis, Bar, and on Parsimmon Bar.
and that she shall have the entire use and privilege of, State of North Carolina. Eleven thousand dollars for and possession of the said half section of land, for and building a light boat, to be stationed at or near Brant during her life : Provided, that the said Percis Lovely, Island Shoal, in Pamptico Sound ;
shall not commit, or permit any other person to commit, For a buoy, to be placed on the bar near Harbor Island, on said land, any voluntary waste. two hundred dollars ;
Sec. 2. And be it further enucled, That the Secretary For three buoys to be placed in the river and inlet of of the Treasury payunto the said Percis Lovely or her legal Cape Fear twelve hundred dollars.
representative, out of any money in the Treasury of the State of South Carolina. Fifteen hundred dollars for United States not otherwise appropriated, a sum equal to constructing three hollow buoys, an I placing the same on that for which her improvements upon the land secured the bar at or near the entrance of the harbor of George. to her by the treaty at Hiawassee, in one thousand eight town, in addition to any unexpended appropriation for hundred and seventeen, for life, were valued, and which placing buoys at or near that harbor.
improvements and land were taken from her by the trea.
ty at Washington, of one thousand eight hundred and AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of twenty-eight, with the Cherokee Indians. Provided,
General Moses Hazen, deceased. That before the money shall be paid the said Percis Love
Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury ly, she shall produce to the Treasury Department satis. be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out factory evidence that the said sum of money has not been of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriatheretofore paid her by the Government of the United ed, to the legal representatives of the said Moses Hazen, States, through the Indian Department: and Provided, the amount of interest due on the sum of thirteen tbou. also, that the half section granted by this act, shall not sand three hundred and eighty-six dollars and two nine. interfere with, or include any lands lying within the limits teenths of a dollar, a balance found to be due to the said of any reservation made by the last named treaty, made Hazen, agreeably to a resolution of Congress of the at Washington as aforesaid, in the year eighteen hundred twenty-fifth of April,anno domini, seventeen hundred and and twenty-eight.
eighty.one. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for carrying
Approved, March 3, 1831. into effect the treaty concluded with the Seneca tribe of Indians at Washington, the twenty-eighth day of Februa: ry, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, the sum AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin S. Smoot, of Alaof eleven thousand one hundred and seventy-five dollars
bama. be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out Be it enacted, &c. l'hat the Secretary of the Treasury of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to Approved, March 3, 1831.
Benjamin S. Smoot one thousand dollars, out of any mo
ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, being AN ACT for the relief of William B. Matthews, trustee by order of the officers of the United States, to prevent
the value of a store house owned by him, and destroyed Be it enacted, &c. That there shall be paid to Wil. its being shelter to the British, in their attack upon fort liam B. Matthews, trustee for sundry securities of Law. Bowyer, in one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. rence Muse, out of any money in the Treasury not other
Approved, March 3, 1831. wise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and seventytwo dollars; being the amount which the said Matthews, as trustee for the securities of the said Muse, overpaid AN ACT for the relief of John Nicholson. upon a judgment against one of them.
Be it enacted, &c. That the proper officers of the Trea. Approved : March 3, 1831.
sury settle and pay to John Nicholson, Marshal of the
Eastern District of Louisiana, such sums as may reasona. AN ACT for the relief of John Nicks.
bly be due, or may hereafter become due, to him, for
the care, custody, maintenance and clothing of such AfriBe it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury cans as may bave been brought into the port of New Or. be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay John leans, and legally committed to his custody by order of Nicks, of Arkansas, two thousand five hundred and sixty- the Court of the United States for the said district, and two dollars and eight cents, out of any money in the that such payment be made out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, being the amount Treasury not otherwise appropriated. of a draft, drawn by Colonel David Brearly, Indian agent Approved, March 3, 1831, for the emigrating Creeks, upon the War Department, and protested for non-payment. Approved, March 3, 1831.
AN ACT for the relief of John Gough, and other Cana.
Be it enacted, &c. That the President of the United AN ACT for the relief of Brevet Major Riley, and Lieu. tenants Brook and Seaw-right.
States be authorized to issue to John Gough, of Indiana,
a patent for the north-east quarter of section eleven, in Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of two hundred and township twelve, north of range nine, west, in the Vinten dollars, out of any money in the Treasury not other-cennes land district, upon the condition expressed there. wise appropriated, be, and the same hereby is appro- in, that neither said John, nor any person under him, priated, to be paid to Brevet Major Bennet Riley, Lieu. shall claim any benefit under a patent erroneously issued tenant F. J. Brook, and Lieutenant J. D. Seawright, of for the south-east quarter of said section, and alleged to the Army of the United States, under the orders of the be lost. Secretary of War, for the loss of three horses, captured Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the existing from them in an action with the Camanche anıl other in laws for the correction of errors in the purchase of the dians, on the Santa Fe trace, in the summer of one thou- public land shall be equally applicable to erroneous losand eight hundred and twenty-nine, while giving con. cations of the warrants of the Canadian refugees. voy to a caravan of traders from the United States to the
Approved, March 3, 1831.
AN ACT to extend the patent of Samuel Browning for
a further period of fourteen years.
Be it enacted, &c. That there be, and hereby is, grantAN ACT for the relief of Duval and Carnes.
ed unto Sarnuel Browning,a citizen of the United States, Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of three thousand his heirs, administrators, and assigns, for the term of eight hundred and twenty-eight dollars and forty-nine fourteen years from the twenty-fourth day of November, cents, be paid to Duval and Carnes, merchants in coin eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, the full and exclu. pany, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap- sive right and liberty of making, constructing, using, and propriated, in full of all claims for losses and damages vending to others to be used, his improvement called : sustained by them in consequenee of an unlawful seizure “ magnetic separating machine," a description of which of their goods, in the Territory of Arkansas, by Colonel is given in a schedule annexed to letters patent granted Arbuckle, on the fifth day of May, one thousand eight to the said Samuel Browning for the same on the twentyhundred and twenty-nine.
fifth day of November, eighteen hundred and fourteen. Approved, March 3, 1831.
Approved, March 3, 1831.
AN ACT for the relief of John Culbertson, and to papers and documents of every description which refer
provide an intepreter for the District Court of the to lands in the State of Louisiana, shall be delivered to United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana. the order of the Surveyor General for that State ; and Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of three hundred and shall be delivered to the Surveyor for the State of Ala
such of them as refer to lands in the State of Alabama thirty-three dollars and thirty-three and one-third cents bama ; and such of them as refer to lands in the State of be paid by the Marshal of the United States for the east. ern District of Louisiana to John Culbertson, for his ser: documents in the office of said principal deputy Survey
Mississippi, together with such maps, papers, records and vices rendered as interpreter to the United States Court for said District under the provisional appointment of the or, as are not hereby required to be delivered to the SurJudge, for each regular term of said Court, from the De- veyor General of the State of Louisiana or to the Survey.
or for the State of Alabama shall be delivered to the orcember term of one thousand eight hundred and twenty- der of the Surveyor of the lands of the United States five, inclusively, ap to the time of the passage of this south of the State of Tennessee ; and the office of said act. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the Judge of ished from and after the first day of May next; and the
principal deputy shall be, and the same is hereby abol. the District Court of the United States for the eastern powers and duties now exercised and performed by the District of Louisiana, be and is hereby, authorized to ap said principal deputy Surveyor shall be vested in and perpoint an interpreter to said Court, and to allow him a como formed by the aforesaid Surveyors, within their respecpensation not exceeding three hundred and thirty-three tive States. dollars and thirty-three and one-third cents, for his ser.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the vices at each regular term of said Court, to be hold: duty of the
Surveyor south of the State of Tennessee to en subsequently to the passage of this act ; and the deliver to the Surveyor General of the State of Louisiana Marshal is authorized
to pay the same upon the of all the maps, papers, records, and documents relating to der of the Judge : Provided always, That
it shall be the public lands, and private claims in Louisiana, which ance in office, to attend all and every of the called or may be in his office ; and in every case where it shall be irregular sessions of the said Court, without any ad. impracticable to make a separation of such maps
, papers, ditional compensation therefor: Provided, also
, That the them relating to lands in Mississippi, it shall be his duty said interpreter shall not receive, under this act, more to cause copies thereof certified by him to be furnished than one thousand dollars for each year. Approved, March 3, 1831.
to the Surveyor General of Louisiana, and which copies
shall be the same validity as the originals. AN ACT concerning vessels employed in the Whale General of Louisiana shall appoint a sufficient number of
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, "That the Surveyor Fishery
skilful and experienced Surveyors as his deputies, who, Be it enacted, &c That all the provisions of the act en with one or more good and sufficient sureties, to be ap: titled " An act to authorize the register or enrolment, proved by said Surveyor General, shall enter into bond and license, to be issued in the name of the President or for the faithful performance of all surveying contracts conSecretary of any incorporated company owning a fided to them in the penalty of double the amount of mo. steamboat or vessel,” passed the third day of March, ney accruing under the said contracts at the rate per one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, shall extend mile stipulated to be paid therein, and who, before enand be applicable to every ship or vessel owned by any tering on the performance of their duties, shall take an incorporated company, and employed wholly in the whale oath, or make affirmation, truly, faithfully, and imparfishery, so long as such ship or vessel shall be wholly tially, to the utmost of their skill and ability, to execute employed in the whale fishery.
the trust confided to them; and, the event of the failure Approved, March 3, 1831.
of a deputy to comply with the terms of his contract, un
less such failure shall be satisfactorily shown by him to AN ACT to create the office of Surveyor of the Pub. have arisen from causes beyond his control, he shall forlic Lands for the State of Louisiana.
feit the penalty of his bond on due process of law, and Be it enacted, &c. That a Surveyor General of the ever afterwards be debarred from receiving a contract for State of Louisiana shall be appointed, who shall have the surveying public lands in Louisiana or elsewhere. same authority, and perform the same duties, respecting Sec. 5. And be it further enacleu, That the Surveyor public lands and private land claims in the State of Lou- General to be appointed in pursuance of this act shall es. isiana, as are now vested in, and required of the Survey. tablish his office at such place as the President of the or of the lands of the United States, south of the State United States may deem most expedient for the public of Tennessee, or the principal deputy Surveyors in the service ; and that he shall be allowed an annual salary of said State ; and that from and after the first day of May two thousand dollars, and that he be authorized to emnext, the office of principal deputy Surveyors, as crea. ploy one skilful draughtsman and recording clerk, whose ted by the ninth section of the act of Congress of the aggregate compensation shall not exceed one thousand twenty-first day of April, eighteen hundred and six, en. five hundred dollars per annum ; and that the fees hereto. titled “ An act supplementary to an act entitled « An tore authorized by law for examining and recording suract for ascertaining and adjusting the titles and claims to veys be, and the same are hereby, abolished ; and any lands within the territory of Orleans and district of Lou- copy of a plat of survey, or transcript from the records of isiana," be and the same are hereby, abolished ; and it the office of the said Surveyor General, shall be admitted shall be the duty of said principal deputy Surveyors to
as evidence in any of the courts of the United States or surrender to the Surveyor General of Louisiana, or to such Territories thereof; and for every copy of a plat of sur. person or persons as he may appoint to receive the same, vey there shall be paid twenty five cents, and for any all the maps, books, records, field notes, documents and transcript from the records of said office, there shall be articles of every description, appertaining or in any wise paid at the rate of twenty-five cents for every hundred belonging to their offices respectively.
words by the individuals requiring the same. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the principal Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, in relation to deputy Surveyor of the district east of the island of New all such confirmed claims as may conflict, or in any man. Orleans be and he hereby is required to separate and ar ner interfere with each other, the Register of the Land range the papers in his office; and all the maps, records, | Office and Receiver of Public Moneys for the proper
INDEX TO THE DEBATES IN THE SENATE.
Adams, Mr. of Mississippi, death of announced, and re- District of Columbia, leave given to introduce a bill to
establish a system of penal law for the, 344.
President, committee reported, and the Senate practice of, in the District of Columbia, 292.
Duties on cinnamon and spices, (see Passports and Clear.
making further provision for the support of cap- Duties, resolutions introduced, in relation to the power of
Congress to lay and collect, 285; laid on the ta.
amended, and ordered to a third reading, Horrell, Thomas, a witness on the trial of Judge Peck, 22.
Impeachment, (see Peck, James H.)
the location of lands in the State of, introduced
and adopted, 31.
Indians, bill to provide for the payment of an annuity to
the Seneca tribe of, taken up, 29; laid on the
table, 30; again taken up, 78; ordered to a third
the enforcement of the provisions of, 204; de.
bate thereon, and resolution adopted, 205 to 208.
amended, and ordered to a third reading, 328.
Indians, Executive proceedings in relation to the treaty
with the Choctaw, 345 to 348.
Johns, Rev. H. Van Dyke, elected chaplain, 4.
praying reduction of the duties upon, present-
ed and referred, 41; committee report, and de-
bate thereon, 313 to 317, 321 to 323. (See Ap-
memorial of inhabitants of New Jersey, praying a
drawback of the duties on, presented, 41; debate
on its reference, 42, 43; laid on the table, 44.
ducing the duties on foreign, communicated, 214.
Insolvent debtors of the United States, bill for the relief
323 to 325.
Internal improvements, views of the committee to whom
was referred the President's message on the sub-
ject of, 214.
tion authorizing a subscription to a stereotype
edition of, 213.
Lucas, J. B. C. a witness on the trial of Judge Peck, 28.
punishment of, ordered to be printed, 334. Magennis, Arthur L. a witness on the trial of Judge Peck,
the, taken up, 209; debate thereon, and bill laid Judge Peck, 28.
tion adopted to honor his memory, 3.