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sixty thousand copies of the Abstract of Infantry tactics, vested in, the State, should the Territory of Florida ever including exercises and manuvres of Light Infantry and be erected into one, in conformity to the provisions of the Riflemen, for the use of the militia of the United States. fourteenth section of the act passed on the eighth of FeAlso five thousand copies of a system of exercise and in- bruary, one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven ; and struction of Field Artillery, including man@uvres for the residue of ihe above described quarter sections of land, Light or Horse Artillery, reported by the Secretary of War, or any part thereof, including so much of the northeast on the eighth of January, eighteen hundred and twenty- quarter of section one, in township one, of range one, seven, agreeably to the proposals of said Hilliard, Gray, south and west, contiguous to the creek and water fall and Company, made to the Secretary of War, dated on the as shall not be reserved agreeably to the provisions of the lwenty-seventh October, eighteen hundred and twenty- act above mentioned, for the town of Tallahassee, shall seven, in their specimen marked B.; and when so printed, be sold in such manner, and at such time, as the Governbound, and delivered, the Secretary of War is hereby di or and Legislative Council of Florida may deem proper, rected to apportion the same among the several States and the proceeds applied to the erection of public build-, and Territories, and in the District of Columbia, for the use ings in Tallahassee ; any act or acts to the contrary notof the militia thereof, according to the number of militia withstanding. in each State and Territory, and the District of Columbia ; Approved: 2d March, 1829, and to forward to the Chief Magistrate of each State and Territory the number allowed to such State and Territory AN ACT confirming the reports of the register and reas aforesaid, to be by said Chief Magistrate distributed ceiver of the land office for the District of St. Stephens, among the officers of the militia of such State or Territo in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes. ry, for their use, and the use of their successors in office, Be it enacted, &c. That all the claims to lands and town under such rules and regulations as they may direct. And lots contained in the abstracts denominated A, number the Secretary of War will cause the number of copies ap- one, D, number one, E, number one, F, number one, portioned to the District of Columbia to be distributed reported to the Treasury Department, by the register and among the officers of the militia in the District, under receiver of the land office for the district of St. Stephens, such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the in the State of Alabama, under the provisions of the act President of the United States.

of Congress of the third of March, one thousand eight Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of hundred and twenty-seven, be, and the same are hereby, fourteen thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars is confirmed, to the extent therein recommended for conhereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury firmation. not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expense of SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the claims printing, binding, and distributing the same.

contained in special reports, numbered one to four, incluApproved: 2d March, 1829.

sive, and in a supplementary report of the said register

and receiver, made as aforesaid, be, and the same are AN ACT to authorize the establishment of a town on land hereby, confirmed.

reserved for the use of schools, and to direct the man Secr. 3. And be it further enacted, That every person ner of disposing of certain reserved quarter sections of or persons, or the legal representatives of such person or land for the seat of Government in Florida.

persons, who, on the fifteenth day of April, one thousand Be it enacted, fc. That it shall and may be lawful for eight hundred and thirteen, had, for ten consecutive the qualified voters in township five, range eleven, north years prior to that day, been in possession of a tract of and west, in the county of Jackson, in the Territory of land, not claimed by any other person, and not exceeding Florida, to elect, in such a manner as may be directed by the quantity contained in one league square ; and who the county court of said county, three fit and discreet were, on that day, resident in that part of Louisiana situcommissioners, who shall be, and they are hereby, autho- ated east of Pearl river, and west of the Perdido, and berized, by and with the consent of the voters of said town- low the thirty-first degree of north latitude, and had still ship, to be obtained in such a manner as the said county possession of such tract of land, shall be authorised to file court shall direct, to lay off and establish a town on one their claim in the manner required in other cases, before quarter, or two adjoining eighths, of the sixteenth section the said register and receiver, at St. Stephens, for their of the township and range aforesaid, reserved by law for decision thereon. And it shall be the duty of the said rethe use of schools, and to make sale of one-half the lots at gister and receiver to hear and record the evidence ofpublic auction ; and the money arising from said sales fered to support such claim ; and if the same shall be esshall be paid into the territorial treasury, for the sole use tablished by sufficient proof, agreeably to the provisions and benefit of common schools in said township, which of this section, the said officers shall, in their report, resaid sum shall be subject to such laws as may hereafter be commend the confirmation of the right to such claim, as passed, for forming a permanent fund from the said re- in other cases: Provided, That no more land shall be reserved lands, for the support of common schools ; and the ported for confirmation, by virtue of this section, than is said commissioners shall give bond and security, to the actually claimed by the party, or than is contained within satisfaction of the county court, for the performance of the acknowledged and ascertained boundaries of the the duties under this act, and the payment of the money tract claimed ; nor shall the provision of this section auarising from the sales of the lots as aforesaid.

thorize the confirmation of any land heretofore sold by the Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following United States. quarter section of land, which have been heretofore re SECT. 4. And be it further enacted, That the confirmaserved from sale, to wit : the northeast and northwest, tion of all the claims provided for by this act, shall amount quarters of section thirty-six, in township one, of range only to a relinquishment forever, on the part of the one, north and west ; the northeast, southwest, and south- L'nited States, of any claim whatever, to the tracts of east quarters of section one, in township one, of range land and town lots so confirmed, and that nothing herein one, south and west ; and the southwest quarter of section contained shall be construed to affect the claim or claims six, in township one, of range one, south and east, shall of any individual, or body politic or corporate, if any such be granted to the Territory of Florida.

there be. Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Governor Sect. 5. And be it further enacted, That the register and Legislative Council of Florida, or a majority of them, and receiver of the land office at St Stephens, be, and be, and hereby are, authorized to select any two of the they are hereby, invested with power to direct the manaforesaid quarter sections of land, to be reserved for, and ner in which all claims to lands and town lots, which have

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been confirmed by this and former acts of Congress, in their the staff of the army of the United States," passed April district, shall be located and surveyed, having regard to the the fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eighteen, and the laws, usages and customs of the Spanish Government on eighth section of the act, entitled “ An act to reduce and that subject, and also the mode adopted by the Govern- fix the military peace establishment of the United States," ment of the United States, in surveying the claims con- passed March the second, eighteen hundred and twentyfirmed by virtue of the second and third sections of an act one, are hereby continued in force for five years from the of Congress entitled “An act regulating the grants of passing of this act, and thence to the end of the next seslands, and providing for the disposal of the lands of the sion of Congress thereafter, and no longer. United States, south of the State of Tennessee," approved Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That the better to the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and three ; enable the commissary general of subsistence to carry into and that so much of the fourth section of the “ Act sup- effect the provisions of the above specified acts, there be plementary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to appointed two commissaries, to be taken from the line of land, and establishing land offices in the district east of the the army, one of whom shall have the same rank, pay, and island of New Orleans," approved the eighth of May, one emoluments, as quartermaster; and the other with the thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, as interferes with rank, pay, and emoluments of assistant quartermaster. the power granted to the register and receiver of the land Approved : 2d March, 1829. office at St. Stephens be, and the same is, hereby repealed.

AN ACT for the relief of the Navy Hospital Fund. SECT. 6. And be it further enacted, That certificates of Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of one hundred and confirmation and patents shall be granted for all lands and twenty-five thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, town lots confirmed by virtue of the provisions of this act, appropriated to the navy hospital fund; and that the same in the same manner as patents are granted for lands and be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury on the requisition town lots confirmed under former acts of Congress. of the Commissioners of the said fund, out of any money

Sect. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and em Approved : 2d March, 1829. powered to make such compensation, not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, in addition to the sum already

AN ACT for the relief of William Otis. paid to the present receiver of the land office at St. Ste Be it enacted, fc. That the proper accounting officers phens, as to him may seem a just and proper equivalent for of the Treasury be, and hereby are, authorized and directed the services rendered by him in the discharge of the duties to audit and setile, upon principles of justice and equity, under the provisions of an act of Congress passed on the the accounts and claims of William Olis, formerly collecthird day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty- tor of the customs for the district of Barnstable, in the

State of Massachusetts; and to satisfy and discharge such Approved : 2d March, 1829.

amount of principal and interest as may be found due to

said Otis, a sum sufficient is hereby appropriated, to be AN ACT to provide for the apprehension and delivery of paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap

deserters from certain foreign vessels in the ports of the propriated : Provided, That, before any sum shall be paid United States.

to the said William Otis, under the authority of this act, Be it enacted, fc. That, on application of a consul or agreeably to the decision of the accounting officers of the vice consul of any foreign Government, having a treaty treasury, such decision shall receive the sanction and apwith the United States, stipulating for the restoration of proval of the President of the United States. seamen deserting, made in writing, stating that the person Approved : 2d March, 1829. therein named has deserted from a vessel of any such Government, while in any port of the United States, and on AN ACT for the relief of George Wilson, of Pennsylvania. proof, by the exhibition of the register of the vessel, ship's Be it enacted, fc. That the sum of eight thousand nine roll, or other official document, that the person named be- hundred and sixty-three dollars and eighty-seven and one longed, at the time of desertion, to the crew of said vessel, half cents be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to it shall be the duty of any court, judge, justice, or other George Wilson, of Pennsylvania, payable out of any momagistrate, having competent power to issue warrants, to ney in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, being an cause the said person to be arrested for examination ; and indemnification for his claim for seventy-one thousand one if, on examination, the facts stated are found to be true, hundred and eleven acres of land, held as citizens' rights, the person arrested, not being a citizen of the United in the pretended purchases of land from the State of GeorStates, shall be delivered up to the said consul or vice con- gia, by the Georgia and Tennessee companies: Provided, sul, to be sent back to the dominions of any such Govern- That the said George Wilson shall previously take and ment, or, on the request, and at the expense, of the said subscribe the oath required by the third section of the act consul or vice consul, shall be detained until the consul or passed on the thirty-first day of March, one thousand eight vice consul finds an opportunity to send him back to the hundred and fourteen, providing for the imdemnification of dominions of any such Government: Provided, neverthe- claimants of public lands in the Mississippi Territory, which less, That no person shall be detained more than two affidavit, and the transfer of the said George Wilson of all months after his arrest, but at the end of thai time shall be his claim, to the United States, according to the provisions set at liberty, and shall not again be molested for the same of the said act, shall be filed in the Department of State, cause : And provided further, That, if any such deserter with the transfers, conveyances, and records, returned to shall be found to have committed any crime or offence, his that Department, by the commissioners appointed under surrender may be delayed until the tribunal before which the act supplementary to the acı aforesaid, passed on the the case shall be depending, or may be cognizable, shall twenty-third day of January, one thousand eight hundred have pronounced its sentence, and such sentence shall have and fifteen : Provided, That before any payment shall be been carried into effect.

made, under the provisions of this act, the Secretary of 1 Approved : 2d March, 1829.

State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Attorney

General, or any two of them, shall certify that this case AN ACT to continue the present mode of supplying the comes within the class of cases intended to be embraced army of the United States.

by the acts of Congress of thirty-first March, 1814, and Be it enacted, &c. That the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, twenty-third February, 1815; and that it ought in justice and tenth sections of the act, entitled “ An act regulating to be paid..

Approved : 2d March, 1829.

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AN ACT for the relief of John T. Smith and Wilson P. For the annual support of a blacksmith and miller, and Hunt.

for furnishing one hundred and sixty bushels of salt, under the Be it enacted, gc. That the proper accounting officers same treaty, one thousand five hundred and i wenty dollars. of the Treasury Department be, and they hereby are, au For the payment of the permanent annuity under the thorized and instructed to audit and settle the accounts of fourth article of the treaty with the Miamies of the lwentyAlpha Kingsley, late a paymaster in the army of the United third October, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, States, on principles of equity and justice ; and to extend wenty-five thousand dollars. the benefit of such settlement, if any, to the judgment ob For the delivery of Iron, steel, and tobacco, under the tained against the securities of said Kingsley, in the State same treaty, and for the employment of laborers, one thouof Missouri, so far as the same may operate, or lessen, or sand one hundred dollars. discharge the said judgment, but not to the payment of any For the annual support of the poor and infirm Miamies, balance from the United States.

and the education of their youth, under the sixth article of Approved : 2d March, 1829.

said treaty, iwo thousand dollars.

For making good a deficiency in the appropriation to AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of John Gwyn. carry into effect the fourth article of the treaty of the second Be it enacted, 8-c. That the Secretary of War be, and and third June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty. he hereby is, directed to issue to the heirs of John Gwyn, five, with the Osage and Kansas Indians sixteen thousand deceased, late a soldier of the revolutionary army, a land eight hundred and ninety-five dollars and forty cents. warrant for one hundred acres of land ; which warrant, For the payment of the sum stipulated in the second arwhen issued, shall be located on any unlocated land, in the ticle of the agreement entered into with the Winnebago manner, and within the time provided by law for other Indians on the twenty-fifth of August, one thousand eight military warrants for services in the revolutionary army hundred and twenty-eight, twenty thousand dollars. and a patent shall be granted thereon as in other cases. For the payment of the permanent annuity stipulated in Approved : 2d March, 1829.

the second article of the treaty with the Pottawattima In

dians of the twentieth of September, one thousand eight AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Griffin.

hundred and twenty-eight, two thousand dollars. Be it enacted, g-c. . That Thomas Griffin be, and he is For the payment of the limited annuity stipulated in the hereby, released from the payment of a debt due to the same article, one thousand dollars. United States by Thomas Archer, heretofore collector of For the purchase of goods and the payment in specie stithe customs of the district of Yorktown, in the State of pulated in said article, including transportation, forty-five Virginia ; and that the Attorney of the United States for the thousand five hundred dollars. Eastern District of Virginia be, and he is hereby, author For the expense of farming, and for utensils, specified in ized, and required to execute, in the name and behalf of the said article, seven thousand five hundred dollars. L'nited States, and to cause to be affiled in the Registry of For tobacco, iron, steel, education, annuity to principal the District Court of the United States, for the said District, chief, employment of laborers, and purchase of land granta release of the judgment obtained in behalf of the United ed to Nancy Burnett, two thousand nine hundred and sixStates in said Court, on the sixteenth day of May, one

iy dollars. thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, against the said For the payment of claims against the Pottawattimas, Thomas Griffin, administrator of Lawrence Gibbons, and stipulated in the third article of said treaty, len thousand of the forthcoming bond, executed by the said Thomas eight hundred and ninety-five dollars. Griffin, on the levy of the writ of fieri facias founded on the For expenses of ascertaining the value of property besaid judgment, and of the cost accruing thereon.

longing to the missionary establishment, the removal of Approved : 2d March, 1829.

which is provided for in the fifth article of the said :reaty,

three hundred dollars. AN ACT for the benefit of the Trustees of the Valley For compensation to Cherokee Indians emigrating from Creek Academy in the State of Alabama.

within the chartered limits of the State of Georgia, in purBe it enacted, fc. That the Trustees of the Valley Creek suance of the provisions of the treaty of the sixth of May, Academy, in the State of Alabama, be, and they are here one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, with the by, authorized to enter with the Register of the Cahawba Cherokees of Arkansas, upon the supposition that five hunland district, in said State, the northwest quarter of sec- dred may emigrate within the year, that is to say: For tion number twenty-six, in township number eighteen, rifles, including a balance due on rifles purchased last range number ten; and upon paying to the Receiver of year; for blankets, for brass kettles, and for tobacco, ten Public Moneys for the said district, at the rate of one dol. thusand seven hundred and twenty-four dollars aud seventylar and twenty-five cents an acre, the said 'Trustees shall five cents. be entitled to receive a patent for the said quarter section, For expense of transportation of those articles, two vesting the title to the same in them and their successors thousand dollars. forever.

For payment for property which may be abandoned by Approved : 2d March, 1829.

Cherokees emigrating from Georgia, five thousand dollars.

For expense of emigration, being ten dollars per head, AN ACT making appropriations for carrying into effect five thousand dollars.

certain treaties with the Indian tribes, and for holding a For one year's provisions for emigrants, fifteen thousand creaty with the Pattawattimas.

dollars. Be it enacted, &c. That the following sums be, and the For gratuity of ten dollars to each emigrant, as per same are hereby, appropriated, viz:

eighth article of the treaty, five thousand dollars. For the annual support of a school for the education of For compensation of appraisers of property abandoned Indian youth, under the treaty of the fifth August, one by emigrants, as provided in eigth article of said treaty, and thousand eight hundred and twenty six, with the Chippe- of such other persons as it may be necessary to employ in was, one thousand dollars.

executing the provisions of said article, six thousand five For the payment of the annuity to the Patta wartimas, hundred dollars. under the treaty of the sixteenth October, one thousand For compensation for improvements which may be abaneight hundred and twenty-six, two thousand dollars. doned by the Cherokees of Arkansas, as is provided in the

For fulfilling the stipulations of the same treaty in re- fourth article of said treaty, estimating for one thousand gard to education, iwo thousand dollars.

heads of families, thirty-seven thousand dollais.

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For compensation of appraisers of property so aban- Isle bay, Pennsylvania, seven thousand three hundred and doned, in pursance of same article, and for expenses of ninety dollars and twenty-five cents. removal of aged and infirin Indians, five thousand dollars. For completing the erection of piers at the mouth of

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several Dunkirk harbor, in the State of New York, nine thousand sums, hereby appropriated, shall be paid out of any money eight hundred and twelve dollars and seventy-five cents. in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

For cornpleting the removal of obstructions at the mouth Approved : 2d March, 1829.

of Ashtabula creek, Ohio, six thousand nine hundred and

forty dollars and twenty-five cents. AN ACT making appropriations for the Public Buildings, . For completing the removal of obstructions at the mouth and other purposes.

of Cunningham creek, Ohio, two thousand nine hundred Be it enacted, foc. That the following sums be appropri- and fifty-six dollars. ated and paid, out of any money in the treasury not other For improving Cleveland harbor, Ohio, twelve thousand wise appropriated, for the following purposes, respect one hundred and seventy-nine dollars. ively, lo wit:

For completing the removal of obstructions at the mouth For repairs and other work necessary to be done, on of Huron river, Ohio, five thousand nine hundred and and about the capitol and its enclosures, eighteen thousand thirty-five dollars. seven hundred and sixty-two dollars and sixty-three cents. For completing a pier at La Plaisance bay, Michigan

For erecting fourteen additional lamps, in or around ca- territory, two thousand three hundred and eighteen dollars. pitol square, two hundred and ten dollars.

For continuing to improve the navigation of the Ohio For keeping lighted twenty-four lamps in or around said and Mississippi rivers, fifty thousand dollars. square, six hundred and five dollars.

For removing obstructions in the Savannah river, below For erecting an iron rail fence, and central gate, on the city of Savannah, in Georgia, being a balance of apthat part of the public ground, west of the capitol, which propriations carried to the surplus fund on the thirty-first adjoins the circular walk, twenty-eight hundred dollars. of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty

To complete the north front of the President's house, eight, twenty-four thousand four hundred and ninety according to the original plan, by erecting a portico, twen dollars. ty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine dollars and Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several sums twenty-five cents.

hereby appropriated shall be paid out of any money in the For work to be done on and about the President's house treasury not otherwise appropriated. and enclosures, six thousand three hundred and sixty-one Approved : 3d March, 1829 dollars and eighty-six cents.

For furnishing the President's house, under the direction AN ACT for the preservation and repair of the Cumberof the President of the United States, fourteen thousand

land Road. dollars.

Be it enacted, fc. That the sum of one hundred thouFor the purchase and enclosure of the square numbered sand dollars be, and the same is hereby granted, to be paid two hundred and forty-nine, on the plan of the city, eight out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise approprithousand dollars.

ated, to the purpose of repairing bridges, walls, and other For repairs and expenses of the fire apparatus of the works, on the Cumberland road, east of Wheeling, where Columbia and Franklin Engine Companies, six hundred the same may be necessary, in the judgment of the superand forty dollars.

intendent, for the purpose of putting the said road in reTo enable the President of the United States to contract pair ; and the said superintendent shall be appointed by with Liugi Persico, to execute two statues, in front of the the President of the United States, and shall receive the capitol, four thousand dollars.

same compensation as the superintendent of the said road For balance of compensation to N. Gevelot, for sculp- west of Wheeling. ture in the capitol, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

Approved : 3d March, 1829. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized to con AN ACT to authorize the President of the United States tinue in office the architect of the capitol, as long as may to cause the reserved Salt Springs, in the State of Misbe necessary for the execution of the work to be done

souri, to be exposed to public sale. upon the capitol under the first section of this act, at his present rate of compensation.

Be it enacted, fc. That the President be, and he hereby Sec. 3 And be it further enacted, That the commis. is, authorized, at any time that he shall think proper, lo sioner of public buildings annually make to Congress, at

cause the reserved salt springs and contiguous lands, in the commencement of the session, a report of the manner

the state of Missouri, belonging to the United States, and in which all appropriations for the public buildings and unclaimed by individuals, to be exposed to sale, in the grounds have been applied; of the number of public lots same manner that other public lands are authorized by law sold or remaining unsold each year; of the condition of to be sold. the public buildings and public grounds and of the mea

Approved : 30 March, 1899. sures necessary to be taken for the preservation and care of the public property.

AN ACT to authorize the President of the United States

to cause the reserved Lead Mines, in the State of MisApproved : 3d March, 1829.

souri, to be exposed to public sale, and for other pur

poses. AN ACT making additional appropriations for completing and repairing piers, for the improvement of certain har- is, authorized, at any time that he shall think proper, to

Be it enacted, g-c. That the President be, and he hereby bors, and of the navigation of certain rivers.

cause the reserved lead mines and contiguous lands, in the Be it enacted, g-c. That the following sums be, and the state of Missouri, belonging to the United States, and unsame are hereby, appropriated, to wit:

claimed by individuals, to be exposed to sale, in the same For repairing the damages sustained by the piers under manner that other public lands are authorized by law to be construction at the mouth of Oswego river, from a severe sold, except as hereinafter provided. gale in October last, seven thousand four hundred and SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That six months' noseventy-two dollars.

tice, at least, of the times and places of the said sales, shall For closing the breach made in the peninsula at Presque be given, in such newspapers of general circulation, in

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such of the States as the President may think expedient, seal, at all elections in virtue of this act ; and shall have
with a brief description of the mineral region in Missouri, as many votes as he shall have shares
and of the lands to be offered for sale, showing the num Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That a general meet-
ber and the localities of the different mines now known, ing of stockholders of the said company shall be holden on
the probability of discovering others, the quality of the the first Monday of January next, afier the passing of this
ore, the facilities for working it, the further facilities, if act, and on the first Monday of January in every year
any, for manufactories of shot, sheet lead, and paints, and thereafter, at such place within the District of Columbia as
the means and expense of transporting the whole to the the president and directors shall appoint, by giving two
principal markets in the United States.

weeks' notice in one or more of the newspapers of the Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in all cases of District, for the purpose of electing directors for the enconfirmation or sales of lands in Missouri, reported to con- suing year ; who shall meet sperdily after their election tain lead ore, the patent shall be issued to the person in and choose a president; and the president and directors whose favor the confirmation has been made, or to the pur- for the time being shall continue in office until others shall chaser from the United States, or their heirs or assignees, be duly elected in their places, and be organized, by the as in ordinary cases of confirmation or sales.

assembling of a quorum, and the choice of a President. Approved : 3d March, 1829.

At all elections, the persons having the greatest number of
votes shall deemed to be chosen. All elections shall be

held under the superintendence of the president of the AN ACT 10 incorporate the Washington, Alexandria, and company for the time being, and four stockholders, not Georgetown Steam Packet Company.

being at the time directors, appointed by the board of Be it enacted, &c., That from and after the passing of directors, any three of whom shall be the judges thereof; this act, all those persons who have already associated and and who shall, immedia tely thereafter, notify the persons formed, or may hereafter join, a company or limited part- elected, and make a return thereof to the directors, at nership, under the name and title of the Washington, their first meeting. Should two or more persons have the Alexandria, and Baltimore Steam Packet Company, and same number of votes, the other individuals elected directheir successors, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporal- tors shall determine, by ballot, from among said persons, ed and made a body corporate and politic, by the name and who shall be the director or directors. All elections shall style of the Washington, Alexandria, and Georgetown, be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and close at Steam Packet Company; and, as such, shall continue until three in the afternoon. the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the President forty-nine ; and, by that name, may sue and be sued, im- and directors shall have full power to make, revise, alter plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and annul, all such rules, orders, by-laws, and regulations, and be defended, in courts of records, and any other place for the government of the said corporation, and that of its whatsoever; and by that name may have and hold, pur- officers, servants and affairs, as they shall, from time to chase, receive, possess, enjoy, and retain, lands, rents, te time, think expedient; and to use, employ, and dispose of nements, hereditaments, goods, chattels, and effects, of the funds and property of the said company, for the interwhat nature, kind, or quality, soever, necessary for the est and benefit of the stockholders, and agreeably to the objects of this incorporation ; and the same may sell, grant, objects of the said incorporation. demise, alien, and dispose of; and by that name shall have, Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the books, corduring the continuance of this act, succession; and may respondence, and papers of the company, shall, at all make, have, and use, a common seal, and the same may times, be subject to the inspection of the Directors. break, alter, and renew, at pleasure ; and shall have power Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the President to ordain, establish, and put in execution such by-laws, and Directors shall have power to appoint all officers or ordinances, and regulations, as shall seem necessary and servants requisite for executing the business of the said convenient for the government of the said corporation, company, and to establish the compensation to be made to not being contrary to law, nor the constitution thereof; the President and to the other officers or servants of the and, generally, to do and to execute all acts necessary or said company, respectively; but no compensation shall be proper for the objects of said incorporation, subject to the given to a Director for his services, except by a vote of rules, regulations, restrictions, limitations, and provisions, the stockholders, in a general meeting. herein described and declared.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the President Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the capital and Directors shall have power to call a general meeting stock of the said company shall consist of not exceeding of the stockholders, for the purposes concerning the interseventy-five thousand dollars, money of the United States, ests of the company, giving at least two weeks notice in to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each.

one or more newspapers of the District. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the affairs of Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the shares of the said company shall be conducted by four Directors and the capital stock, at any time owned by any individual a President, whose place, if chosen from among their num- stockholder, shall be transferable only on the books of the ber, shall be supplied by that body. Two of the directors, company, according to such rules as may, conformably to with the president, shall form a board or quorum, for trans- law, be established in that behalf, by the President and acting all the business of the company. In case of the Directors ; but all debts actually due to the company by a sickness of the president, or his necessary absence, his stockholder, requesting a transfer, must be satisfied before place may be supplied by any director whom he, by writo such transfer shall be made. ing, under his hand, may nominate for that purpose ; or, Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the dividends in case of his not making such nomination, the board may of the profils of the company, or so much of said profits appoint a president, to act during his sickness or absence. as shall be deemed expedient and proper, shall be declared The president and directors who may be in office at the half yearly, in the second week in January and July, in time of the passage of this act, shall continue in office, un- each year: the amount of said dividend to be, from time der and by virtue of this act of incorporation, until others to time, determined by the President and Directors, and shall be duly chosen in their stead. No person shall be a in no case to exceed the amount of the net profits actually director or president, who is not a stockholder; and a di- acquired by the company, so that the capital stock of said rector ceasing to be a stockholder, shall cease to be a di- company shall never be impaired by dividends. rector. Every stockholder shall be entitled to vote, by Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That, if the said himself, his agent, or proxy appointed under his hand and Directors, shall, at any time, wilfully and knowingly, make

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