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Seg. 3. And be it further enacted, That the the quarter sections upon which his improvement Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, shall be. authorized and required to pay, out of any money Approved, April 29, 1816. in the Treasury pot otherwise appropriated, the sum

of five hundred dollars, in equal proportions, An Act declaring the consent of Congress to acts of to Matthew Guy and John Woodward, of Prince

the State of South Carolina, authorizing the City William couaty, in Virginia, and Samuel Jenni

Council of Charleston to impose and collect a duty son and Wilfred Drury, of St. Mary's county, in on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports; and to Maryland, or to their legal representatives; which acts of the State of Georgia, authorizing the impois paid to them as an evidence of the sense enter- sition and collection of a duty on the tonnage of taiped of their valor and good conduct in captur- vessels in the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's. ing a boat belonging to the enemy, in Clement's

Be it enacted, c., That the consent of Conbay, in Potomac river, in December, one thousand gress be, and is hereby, granted and declared to eight hundred and fourteen; making prisoners of the operation of any act of the General Assemthe crew, consisting of a midsbipman and four bly of the State of South Carolina, now in exseamen, with their arms; and also as compensa- | istence, or which may bereafter be passed, so far tion for the prisoners so taken and delivered to as the same extends, or may extend, to aviborize the proper officers of the United States.

the City Council of Charleston, to impose and Approved, April 29, 1816.

levy a duly, not exceeding ten cents per too, on

all ships and vessels of the United States, which An Act concerning pre-emption rights given in the shall arrive and be entered in the port of Charles

purchase of lands to certain settlers in the State of ton, from any foreign port or place, for the purLouisiana, and in the Territories of Missouri and pose of providing a fund for the temporary relief Illinois.

and maiotenance of sick or disabled seamen in

the marine hospital of the said port of CharlesBe it enacted, fc., That any person, and the legal representatives of any person, entitled to a

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the preference in becoming the purchaser, from the collector of the port of Charleston be, and he is United States, of a tract of land af private sale, hereby, authorized to collect the duties imposed in the State of Louisiana, and in the Territories or authorized to be imposed by this act, and 10 of Missouri and Illinois, according to the provi- pay the same to such persons as shall be authorsions of the act, entitled "An act giving the right ized to receive the same by the City Council of of pre-emption, in the purchase of lands, to certain Charleston. setilers in the Illinois Territory," passed Febru- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the ary fifth, one thousand eight hundred and thir- consent of Congress be, and is hereby, granted teen, and the fifth section of the “Act for the and declared to the operation of any act of the fioal

' adjustment of land titles in the State of Lou. General Assembly of the State of Georgia, now isiana, and Territory of Missouri, passed April in existence, or which may hereafter be passed, so twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, far as the same extends, or may extend, to auwho is settled on a fraction of a section or frac-thorize the levying and collecting a tonnage duty, tional quarter-section, containing less than one not exceeding iwo cents per ton upon coasling hundred and sixty acres, shall have the privilege vessels, and four cents per con upon vessels from of purchasing one or more adjoining fractional foreign ports, arriving at and entering the ports quarter-sections, or the adjoining quarter section of Savannah and St. Mary's, for the purpose of including their improvements, or the fraction im- providing a fund for the payment

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fees of proved by them, at their option; and the provi- the harbor master and health officer of those sions of the said recited acts are hereby, made ap- ports respectively: Provided, the said acts shall plicable to them, so far as they are consistent with not contain provisions inconsistent with the opthe provisions of this acı. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That in execution of existing treaties.

eration of any law of the United States made in cases where two or more persons, entitled to the

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this right of pre-emption, shall be seitled upon one

act shall be in force for five years, and from thence quarter or fractional quarter section of land, each to the end of the next session of Congress ibereperson shall be authorized to purchase one or after, and no longer. more quarter sections, or fractional quarter sec

Approved, April 29, 1816. tions, of the section or fractional section of land upon which they are so settled ; and the section or fractional section upon which such persons are An Act to authorize the survey of two millions of acres settled shall be equally divided between them, in of the public lands, in lieu of that quantity hereto such manner as the register and receiver, within fore authorized to be surveyed, in the Territory of whose district the land lies, shall determine and Michigan, as military bounty lands. direct, so as to secure, as far as may be practica- Be it enacted, fc., That so much of the " Act ble, to every such person their improvements re- to provide for designating, surveying, and grantspectively; and where the improvement of such ing the military bounty lands," approved the sixth person shall be upon two or more quarter sec- day of May, one thousand eight hundred and jions, such person shall be entitled to purchase twelve, as authorizes the President of the United

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States to cause to be surveyed two millions of eigner into the lands to which the Indian title acres of the lands of tbe United States, in the has not been extinguished, for the purpose of Territory of Michigao, for the purpose of satis being used in the Indian trade; and all articles fying the bounties of land promised to the non- of peltry, of provisions, or of any other kind purcommissioned officers and soldiers of the United chased by foreigners from Indians, or tribes of States be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and lodians, contrary to the provisions of this act, in lieu of the said iwo millions of acres of land, shall be, and the same are hereby, forfeited, one the President of the United States be, and he is half thereof to the use of the informer, and the hereby, authorized to cause to be surveyed, of remainder to the Voited States : Provided, That the lands of the United States fit for cultivation, the goods, wares, and merchandise are seized not otherwise appropriated, and to which the lo- prior to their sale' to an Indian, or ladian tribe, dian title is extinguished, one million five hun. and the articles purchased are seized before they dred thousand acres, in the Illinois Territory, and are removed beyond the limits of the United five hundred thousand acres, in the Missouri Ter- States. ritory, north of the river Missouri; the said lands Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That if a shall be divided into towoships, and subdivided foreigner go into any country which is allotted into sections and quarter sections, (each quarter or secured by treaty to either of the Indian tribes section to contain, as near as possible, one hun- within the territorial limits of the United States, dred and sixty acres,) in the manner prescribed or to which the ladiaa title has not been extinby law for surveying and subdividing the other guished, without a passport first had and obtained lands of the United States; and the lands thus from the Governor of one of the States or Tersurveyed, with the exception of the salt springs ritories of the United States, adjoining the counand lead mines therein, and of the quantities of try into which he may go, or the officer of the land adjacent thereto as may be reserved for the troops of the United States, commanding at the use of ihe same by the President of the United nearest post on the frontiers, or such other person States, and the section number sixteen in every as the President of the United States may from township: 10 be granted to the inhabitants of lime to time authorize to grant the same, he such towoship for the use of public schools, shall

, shall, on conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less according to the provisions of the above recited than fifty or more than one thousand dollars; or act, be set apart for the purpose of satisfying the be imprisoned not less than one month, or more bounties of land promised to the non-commis- than iwelve months, at the discretion of the sioned officers and soldiers of the late Army ofcourt. the United States, their heirs and legal represen- Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That trials tatives, by the aci entitled " An act for comple- for offences against this act shall be had in the ting the existing Military Establishment, ap-courts of the United States of the territory in proved the twenty-fourth day of December, one which the person accused may be arrested, or in ihousand eight hundred and eleven, and by the the circuit court of the United States, of the disact entitled " An act to raise an additional mili- trict into which he may be first carried, after his tary force," approved the eleventh day of Janu- arrest. ary, one thousand eight hundred and iwelve. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each

, Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every and every person charged with a violation of the person in whose favor any warrant for military secoud section of this act shall, if arrested, be in. land bounty is issued, shall be, and is hereby, au- dicted and tried in one of the courts aforesaid, tborized to draw by lot one of the quarter sec- and that the conviction of the accused shall au. tions surveyed by virtue of this act, and shall thorize the court to cause the goods intended to obtain a paient therefor, in the same manner, in be sold to, and articles purchased from the laevery respect, as is or shall be provided by law dians, belonging to him, or taken in his possesfor patenis to issue for other military land boun- sion, to be sold, one-half to the use of the informties, or as is provided by the act first above reci- er, and the other to the use of the United States. ted for patents to issue for such lands.

But if goods intended to be sold, or articles pur. Approved, April 29, 1816.

chased from the Indians contrary to the provi. sions of this act, should be seized, and the owner

or person in possession of them should make bis An Act supplementary to the act passed the thirtieth escape, or from any other cause cannot be brought

of March, one thousand eight hundred and two, to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian States Attorney of the Territory in which they

to trial, it shall and may be lawful for the United tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers.

may be seized, or the District Attorney of the Be it enacted, fc., That licenses to trade with United States, of the district into which they the Indians within the territorial limits of the may have been first carried after they are seized, United States shall not be granted to any but to proceed against the said goods iniended to be citizens of the United States, unless by the ex. sold to, or articles purchased from the lodians, in press direction of the President of the United the manner directed to be observed in the case of States, aod upon such terms and conditions as goods, wares, or merchandise brought into the the public interest may, in his opinion, require. United States in violation of the reveque laws.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the goods, wares, and merchandise, carried by a for- | President of the United States be, and he bereby

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is, authorized to use the military force of the per month, to commence on the second of NoUnited States wbenever it may be necessary to vember, eighteen hundred aod fifteen. carry into effect this act, as far as it relates 10 Aaron Stewart, at the rate of four dollars per seizure of goods to be sold to, or articles already month, to commence on the fourth of October, purchased from the Indians, or to the arrest of eighteen hundred and fifteen. persons charged with violating its provisions. Michael McDermott, at the rate of eight dollars Approved, April 29, 1816.

per month, to commence on the twenty-fifth of

March, eighteen huodred and fourteen. An Act to increase the salary of the Register of the

William Bowyer, at the rate of eight dollars Treasury,

per month, to commence on the tenth of October,

eighteen hundred and fifteen. Be it enacted, fc., That there be allowed and paid to the Register of the Treasury, for his an- month, to commence on the pinth of January,

Samuel Jacaway, at the rate of four dollars per nual salary, from the first of January, one thou-eighteen hundred and fifteen.

. sapd eight bundred and sixteen, lhe sum of three

Joseph S. Van Driesen, at the rate of eight dolthousand dollars.

lars per month, to commence on the fourth of Approved, April 30, 1816.

March, eighteen hundred and thirteen.

Jacob Kendelsperyer, at the rate of four dollars An Act concerning Invalid Pensioners.

per month, to commence on the seventeenth of Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of War November, eighteen hundred and fourteen. be, and he is hereby, directed to place the follow- Thomas Fugate, at the rate of eight dollars per ing named persons on the pension list of invalid month, to commence on the thirty-first of May, pensioners of the United States, who shall be en- eighteen hundred and fourteen. titled to and receive pensions according to the Cornelius Williams, at the rate of four dollars rates, and commencing at the times herein men per month, to commence on the eighteenth of De. tioned, that is to say:

cember, eighteen hundred and fifteen. Jobá Huie, at the rate of twenty dollars per John B. Fuller, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the iweniy.seventh of month, to commence on the twenty-eighth of NoDecember, eighteen hundred and fifteen.

vember, eighteen hundred and fifteen. Erastus Desbrow, at the rate of six dollars per Michael Chapu, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the eighteenth of Novem- month, to commence on the fisth of February, ber, eighteen hundred and fifteen.

eighteen hundred and sixteen. John B. Williams, at the rate of six dollars per Joseph Henderson, at the rate of eight dollars month, to commence on the twelfth of September, and fifiy cents per month, to commence on the eighteen hundred and fifteen.

twenty-fourth of December, eighteen hundred Ptolemy Sheldon, at ihe rate of eight dollars and fourteen. per month, to commence on the ninth of June, John Pidgeon, at the rate of four dollars per eighteen hundred and fifteen.

month, to commence on the eighth of February, Humphrey Webster, at the rate of seventeen eighteen hundred and fifteen. dollars per month, to commence on the first of George Fiizsimmons, at the rate of four dollars June, eighteen hundred and fifteen.

per month, to commence on the first of June, Asa Glazier, at the rate of four dollars per eighteen hundred and fitteen. month, to commence on the twenty-sixth of Jan- Jesse Beach, al the rate of twenty dollars per uary, eighteen hundred and sixteen.

month, to commence on the third of January, Joseph Westcott, at the rate of six dollars and eighteen hundred and sixteen. sixty-seven cents per month, to commence on the Daniel Stagg, at the rate of eight dollars per sixth of January, eighteen hundred and sixteen. month, to commence on the twenty-sixth of Feb.

Alston Fort, at the rate of eight dollars per ruary, eighteen hundred and sixteen. monih, to commence on the sixteenth of Septem- Daniel Bailey, at the rate of four dollars per ber, eighteen hundred and fourteen.

mooth, to commence on the eighteenth of DeLuther Gregory, at the rate of four dollars per cember, eighteen hundred and fifteen. mooth, to commence on the twenty-second of Calvin Barnes, at the rate of four dollars per February, eighteen hundred and sixteen. month, to commence on the fourteenth of Febru

Henry Parks, at the rate of eight dollars per ary, eighteen hundred and sixteen. month, to commence on the twenty-second of Noble Morse, at the rate of eight dollars per February, eighteen hundred and sixteen. month, to commence on the thirty-first of Octo

Lemuel Hewlit, at the rate of four dollars per ber, eighteen hundred and fifteen. monih, to commence on the twelfth of January, David McCracken, junior, at the rate of eight eighteen hundred and sixteen.

dollars per month, to commence on the ninth of Peter Mills, at the rate of eight dollars per February, eighteen hundred and sixteen. month, to commence on the fifth of January, eigh- John Patterson, at the rate of four dollars per teen hundred and thirteen.

month, to commence on the twenty-ninth of DeBethuel Goodrich, junior, at the rate of four cember, eighteen hundred and fifteen. dollars per month, to commence on the eighleenth Thomas Baldwin, at the rate of eight dollars of November, eighleen hundred and fifteen. per month, 10 commence on the sixth of June,

William Vineyard, at the rate of four dollars eighteen hundred and fifteen.

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September, one thousand eight hundred and fif. James Nowell, at the rate of eight dollars per teen. ionth, to commence on the fifth of April, eigh- Stephen M. Conger, at the rate of four dollars een hundred and eleven.

per month, to commence on the seventeenth of Charles Hagin, at the rate of eight dollars per October, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. sonth, to commence on the eighth of November, Socrates Swift, at the rate of eight dollars per ighteen hundred and fifteen.

month, to commence on the eighteenth of March, Joseph Foster, at the rate of eight dollars per one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. aonth, to commence on the tenth of October, Nathan Lockwood, at the rate of four dollars ighteen huodred and fifteen.

per month, to commence on the first of December, Levie Frisbie, at the rate of eight dollars per one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. nonth, to commence on the ninth of November, Samuel Gurnee, at the rate of eight dollars per ighteen hundred and fifteen.

month, to commence on the sixth of March, one Joseph Gillett, at the rate of seventeen dollars thousand eight hundred and sixteen. ser month, to commence on the eighteenth of Emory Lowman, at the rate of eight dollars April, eighteen hundred and fifteen.

per month, to commence on the sixteenth of June, Samuel Truby, at the rate of eight dollars per one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. nonth, to commence on the ninth of September, John McMillan, at the rate of fifteen dollars per :ighteen hundred and fifteen.

month, to commence on the twenty-third of AuDavid Hawkios, at the rate of eight dollars per gust, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. nonth, to commence on the seventeenth of No. Reuben Goolsby, at the rate of four dollars per vember, eighteen hundred and fifteen.

month, to commence on the first of April, one Philip Ulmer, at the rate of fifteen dollars per thousand eight hundred and sixteen. month, to commence on the twenty-second of William Rhodes, at the rate of four dollars per January, eighteen hundred and sixteen.

month, to commence on the third of November, John Hamilton, at the rate of ten dollars per one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. month, to commence on the fifth day of February, Daniel Ruminer, at the rate of six dollars per eighteen hundred and fifteen.

month, to commence on the fourth of July, one Nathaniel Thompson, at the rate of four dollars thousand eight hundred and fifteen. per month, to commence on the sixteenth of June, Beverly Williams, at the rate of twenty dollars eighteen hundred and fifteen.

per month, to commence on the twenty-fourth John Downs, at the rate of four dollars per of September, one thousand eight hundred and month, to commence on the twenty-second of fifteen. March, eighteen hundred and sixteen.

James Shaw, at the rate of eight dollars per John Fenton, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the fifth of September, month, to commence on the sixth of February, one thousand eight bundred and fifteen. eighteen hundred and sixteen.

Edmund Borum, at the rate of eight dollars per William Collins, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-.irst of August, month, to commence on the eighteenth of Janu- one thousand eight hundred and fifteed. ary, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. Matthew Williams, at the rate of six dollars

James Allen, at the rate of four dollars per per month, to commence on the eleventh of July, month, to commence on the third of May, one one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. : thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

William L. Šypert, at the rate of four dollars William Richardson, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-fourth of per month, to commence on the twelfth of April, August, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

Samuel Scout, at the rate of eight dollars per James Devourix, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-seventh of month, 10 commence on the eighth of July, one May, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

David Hubbard, at the rate of four dollars per Nathaniel Clark, at the rate of six dollars per month, to commence on the seventeenth of June, month, to commence on the twentieth of Febru- one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. ary, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. Hugh Hays, at the rate of four dollars per

John Haskell, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the fourth of July, one month, to commence on the eleventh of Decem- thousand eight hundred and fifteen. ber, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. William Dennie, at the rate of six dollars per

James Nourse, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the sixteenth of Septemmonth, to commence on the seventeenth of No-ber, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. vember, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. John Bruce, at the rate of six dollars per month,

John McNulty, at the rate of eight dollars per to commence on the sixteenth of September, one month, to commence on the twelfth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

George Sleeker, at the rate of six dollars per Joseph Kerr, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-third of month, lo commence on the twenty-third of Octo-August, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. ber, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. Robert C. Davis, at the rate of six dollars per

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month, to commence on the fifteenth of Septem-nexed to their pames; the said increase to comber, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. mence at the times herein mentioned, and to be

Bracket Davison, at the rate of six dollars per in lieu of the pensions they at present receive, month, to commence on the seventeenth of De- that is to say: cember, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. Nero Hawley, at the rate of eight dollars per

W. I. Shumate, at the rate of fourteen dollars month, to commence on the thirtieth of October, per month, to commence on the twenty-seventh one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. Nathan Hawley, at the rate of eight dollars

Alexander M. Gray, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the thirtieth of Deper monib, to commence on the twenty-seventh iober, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. James Porter, at the rate of four dollars per

John Patterson, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-second of month, to commence on the eighteenth of Sep-January, one thousand eight hundred aod sixteed. tember, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. John Durell, at the rate of eight dollars per Paul Bonnel

, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-pioth of June, month, to commence on the twenty-ninth of Jan-one thousand eight hundred and bfteen. uary, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. James White, at the rate of eight dollars per

Daniel Hannah, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-seventh of month, to commence on the twenty-eighth of Feb- May, one thousaod eight hundred and filleen. ruary, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. David Scott, ai the rate of twenty dollars per

Joshua Mercer, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the eighteenth of May, month, to commence on the twenty-seventh of one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. Hugh Barnes, at the rate of twenty dollars per

Samuel Schoonover, at the rate of eight dollars month, to commence on the fourth of March, one per month, to commence on the eighteenth of thousand eight bundred and sixteen. March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. Edmund Stevenson, at ibe rate of eight dollars Alston Cook, at the rate of eight dollars per per month, to commence on the first of April

, month, to commence on the twenty-sixth of Oc- one thousand eight bundred and sixteen : Protober, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. vided, That nothing in this act shall be so con

John Chiuim, at the rate of six dollars per strued as to allow any pensioners any other peamonth, to commence on the first of January, one sion than is herein provided, or any higher rate thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

of pension than has beretofore been allowed to Abraham Johoson, at the rate of five dollars him, or to others similarly situated, for any time and thirty-three cents and one third of a cent per previous to the passage of an act, entitled, "A. month, to commence on the eleventh of February, act, to increase pensions of invalids in certain one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. cases, for the relief of invalids of the militia, and

Thomas Gadd, at the rate of four dollars per for the appointment of pension agents, in those month, to commence on the eleventh of July, one States, where there are no commissioners of thousand eight hundred and fourteen.

loans." William O'Neal, at the rate of four dollars per Approved, April 30, 1816. month, to commence the fifteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen.

An Act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of Thomas Edmondson, at the rate of four dollars the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representaper month, to commence the twenty-seventh day tives, and

making provision for the clerks employed of May, one thousand eight hạndred and fifteen. in their offices.

Josiah B. Pachard, at the rate of eight dollars Be it enacted, c., That in lieu of the compen. per month, to commence on the twenty-second sation heretofore allowed by law to the Secretary day of January, one thousand eight hundred and of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Represixteen.

sentatives of the United States, they shall sevJohn Q. Talbotts, at the rate of four dollars per erally receive the sum of three thousand dollars month to commence on the fifth day of April, annually, payable quarterly, as heretofore. one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so James Jackson, at the rate of four dollars per much of any act heretofore passed, providing any month, to commence on the twenty-first of August, compensation, salary, or perquisites, of any nature one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. or kind whatever, to the said Secretary and Clerk,

Jean Du Peron, at the rate of eight dollars per shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed. month, to commence on the twenty-eighth of Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there December, one thousand eight hundred and four-| be allowed to the principal and engrossing clerks teen.

of the Senate and of the House of RepresentaJohn Lamb, at the rate of eight dollars per tives, an addition of twenty per centum on ne month, to commence on the first of April, one compensations to which they are at present enthousand eight bundred and sixteen.

titled by law. This act shall take effect and conSec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the tinue in force for two years from and after the pensions of the followiog named persons, already first day of January, one thousand eight hundred placed on the pension list of the United States, and sixteen. be increased to the sums herein respectively an- Approved, April 30, 1816.

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