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ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND ALL PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT, PROMULGATED WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT

AFFECT ANY LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

WASHINGTON:

J. & G. S. GIDEON, PRINTERS.

1849.

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ACTS OF THE THIRTIEH CONGRESS

1848.

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

PASSED AT THE SECOND BESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY

OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ON MONDAY THE POURTH
DAY OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT RONDRÉD AND FORTY-EIGHT.

JAMES K. Połk, President. George M. Dallas, Vice President. ROBERT

C. WINTHROP, Speaker of the House of Representatives,

CHAP. 1.-AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Jean F. Perry, Josial

Bleakley, Nicholas Jarrot, and Robert Morrison.

sued to them.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That the register of the land office at Kaskaskia be Certificates of required to issue certificates of confirmation on the several confirmation or claims to lands confirmed to the said Jean F. Perry, Josiah clairns to be is Bleakley, Nicholas Jarrott, and Robert Morrison, by the governors of the northwestern or Indiana territories, upon those claims where such certificates have not heretofore issued, which certificates shall be issued to the heirs of the said persons, and shall not exceed in the whole four thousand six hundred acres of land.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That such certificates may be located in legal subdivisions upon any land subject to private entry in any land office in Illinois, established for the sale of the public lands agreeably to the provisions of the act entitled "An act confirming certain clains to land in the Illinois territory, and providing for their location," approved April sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fourteen, and patents shall be Patents to issue. issu ed therefor agreeably lo said act.

ROBERT C. WINTHROP,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
G. M. DALLAS,

President of the Senate.
Approved December 21, 1848.

JAMES K. POLK.

CHAP. 2.-AN ACT for the relief of Reuben Perry and Thomas P. Ligon.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe Secretary sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereto ascertail thie by', authorized and directed to ascertain the cost of the stone corto the stone cornice upon the branch mint erected at Charlotte, in the State branch mint at of North Carolina, under a contract made by the United States Charlotte, N. C.

in October, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, with Reuben

Perry and Thomas P. Ligon, and, if he shall find that the Amount found aforesaid stone cornice was substituted by proper authority, and

was beneficial to the building, shall pay the said cost 10 the said Perry and Ligon in full compensation for said stone cornice.

Approved January 8, 1849.

due to be paid them

CHAP. 3.-AN ACT for the relief of Hugh Riddle.

owed him.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

scntatives of the United States of America in Congress asA pension of sembled, That the name of Hugh Riddle of the city and county $ per inonth al- of Schenectady, and State of New York, be placed on the roll

of invalid pensions, and that the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to pay to the said Hugh Riddle the sum of eight dollars per month, to commence on the first day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, during his natural life.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 4.-AN ACT for the relief of Elisha Thomason.

[SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asAmlowed to sembled, That Elisha Thomason is hereby permitted to comwy and purchase plete his entry and purchase of the northeast quarter of section of a certain tract sixteen, in township fifteen, range five east, in the land district

north of Red river : Provided, however, That said Thomason shall first procure and file with the register of the district the assent, in writing, of the commissioners of schools, and a majority of the free white adult male inhabitants of the township in which said land lies, to such entry and purchase.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, If such entry and purchase shall be made by said Thomason in pursuance of the section aforesaid, then the register of the land office and receiver of public money in said district, under the directions of the Secretary of the Treasury, shall select and reserve for the use of schools in said township, other land in the same or adjoining township, of the same extent and quality with those which said Thomason is hereby allowed to enter and purchase as aforesaid.

Approved January 8, 1849.

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