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lative value thereof, on account of situation and eligibility for 1836.
business, without regard however to the improvements made
thereon; and previous to the sale of said lots as aforesaid, each
and every person or persons, or his, her, or their legal represen-
tatives, who shall heretofore have obtained from the agent of the
United States a permit to occupy any lot or lots in the said towns,
or who shall have, by building or enclosure, actually occupied or
improved any lot or lots in the said towns, or within the tracts of
land hereby authorized to be laid off into lots, shall be permitted
to purchase such lot or lots by paying therefor, in cash, if the
same fall within the first class as aforesaid, at the rate of forty
dollars per acre; if within the second class, at the rate of twenty
dollars per acre; and if within the third class, at the rate of ten
dollars per acre : Provided, That no one of the persons aforesaid Proviso.
shall be permitted to purchase, by anthority of this section, more
than one acre of ground, to embrace improvements already made.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of three $3,000 for survey. thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be ine. paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to detray the expenses of surveying the lands covering the said towns of Fort Madison, Burlington, Belleview, Du Buque, Peru, and Mineral Point.

Approved, July 2d, 1836.

CHAP. 263. An ACT for the payment of certain companies of the militia of Missouri and Indiana, for services rendered against the Indians in eighteen hundred and thirty-two.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represenlatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, authorized and $4,70. directed to ascertain the sums severally due to those persons who performed duty in the companies commanded by Captains Smith Crawford, George Wallis, and Matthew P. Long, of the militia af Missouri, and in the company of Captain D. Siglor, of the miliila of Indiana, for the protection of the frontiers of those States against the Indians; and to cause them to be paid for the time they were actually engaged in said service in the year eighteen hnndred and thirty-two, at the rate, and according to the principles established for the payment of similar services rendered the United States ; for the purpose of effecting which, the sum of four thousand three bundred dollars is hereby appropriated, qut ol any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, huly 2d, 1836.

CHAP 264 An ACT for the contirfuation of ihe Cumberland Road in the

States of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americu in Congress assembled,

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1836. is hereby appropriated, for the purpose of continuing the Cum

berland Road in the State of Ohio; that the sum of two hunmel, State of dred and fifty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby Indiana

appropriated, for continuing the Cumberland Road in the State

of Indiana, including materials for erecting a bridge across the $12,000, State e Wabash river; and that the sum of one hundred and fifty thou

sand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for continuing the Cumberland Road in the State of Ilinois; which sums shall be paid out of any money not otherwise appropriated, and replaced out of the fund reserved for laying out and making roads under the direction of Congress, by the several acts passed for the admission of the States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois and Missouri into the Union on an equal footing with the original States: Provided, That the expenditure of the appropriation herein made for the State of Illinois shall be limited to the graduation and bridging of the road therein, and shall not be construed as pledging Congress to future appropriations for the purpose of McAdamizing the same.

SECTION 2. And be il further enacted, That the money's hereby appropriated for the construction of the said road in the States of Ohio and Indiana, be expended in completing the greatest possible continuous portion of said road in the said States, so that such finished parts thereof may be surrendered to the said States, respectively. Approved, July 2d, 1836.

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CHAP. 265. An ACT making appropriations for the Military Academv of the

United States, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represeditatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Military Academy, for the year, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, viz:

For pay of the officers, cadets, and musicians, fisty-six thousand and twelve dollars.

For subsistence of officers and cadets, thirty-nine thousand five hundred and sixty-six dollars.

For forage of officers' horses, one thousand one hundred and fifty-two dollars.

For clothing of officers' servants, three hundred and thirty dollars.

For defraying the expenses of the Board of Visiters at West Point, two thousand dollars.

For arrearages of the same in eighteen hundred and tairtyfour and eighteen hundred and thirty-five, three hundred and eighty-two dollars and forty-eight cents.

For fuel, forage, stationery,: printing, transportation, and postage, twelve thousand five hundred and thirty-five dollars.

For repairs, improvements, and expenses of buildings, grounds, roads, wharves, boats, and fences, nine thousand and sixty-six dollars.

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For pay of adjutant's and quartermaster's clerks, nine hundred 1836. and fifiy dollars.

9950. For philosophical apparatus and repairs of the same, three s:300. hundred dollars.

For models for the department of engineering, five hundred silo. dollars.

For models for the drawing department, apparatus and con- 81,236 tingencies for the department of chemistry, and instruments and repairs for the mathematical department, one thousand two hundred thirty-five dollars.

For the purchase and repairs of instruments for the band, 6392. three hundred and ninety-two dollars.

For incidental expenses of the department of artillery, fifty 850.

- dollars.

Por increase and expenses of the library, eight hundred dol. $800.

For miscellaneous items and incidental expenses, two thousand $2,293. two hundred and ninety-three dollars. For completing the chapel, three thousand five hundred dol- $3,500.

lars.

For compensation to the acting professor of chemistry for ser- 8600. vices in his department from September first, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, to September first, eighteen hundred and thirtyslx, at twenty-five dollars, per month, three hundred dollars; for the ensuing year, three hundred dollars.

Approved, July 2d, 1836.

CHAP. 266. An ACT to confirm the sales of public lands in certain cases.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalites of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases where public lands, taken from the bounds of a former land district, and included within the bounds of a new district, have been sold by the officers of such former district, under the pre-emption laws or otherwise, at any time prior to the opening of the land office in such new district, and in which the Commissioner of the General Land Office shall be satisfied that the proceedings in other respects have been fair and regular, such entries and sales shall be, and are hereby, confirmed; and patents shall be issued thereupon, as in other cases.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where any entry has been made under the pre-emption laws, pursuant to instructions sent to the Register and Receiver from the Treasury Department, and the proceedings have been in all other respects fair and regular, such entries and sales are hereby confirmed, and patents shall be issued thereon, as in other cases.

Approved, July 2d, 1836.

1838.

CHAP. 267. An ACT making farther appropriations for carrying into effect

certain Indian treaties.

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry into effect certain Indian treaties, viz:

For the amount stipulated to be paid for the lands ceded in the first article of the treaty with the Cherokees of the twenty-ninth of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, deducting the cost of the land to be provided for them west of the Mississippi, under the second article of said treaty, four million five hundred thousand dollars.

For extinguishing the title of certain half breeds to reservations, granted them in the treaty with the Osages, in eighteen hundred and twenty-five, according to the fourth article of the aforesaid treaty with the Cherokees, fifteen thousand dollars.

For the payment for the improvements on the missionary reservations at Union and Harmony, according to the same article of the said treaty with the Cherokees, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For commutation of the permanent annuity of ten thousand dollars, according to the eleventh article of said treaty, two hmdred and fourteen thousand dollars.

For compensation of two commissioners, for two years, to examine claims, according to the seventeenth article of said treaty, at eight dollars per day each, eleven thousand six hundred and eighty dollars.

For compensation to a secretary for two years, at five dollars per day, according to the same article of said treaty, three thousand six hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to an interpreter for two years, at two dollars and fifty cents per day, according to the same article of said treaty, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars.

For the advance of two years' annuity on the fund of seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be invested for the Cherokees according to the eighteenth article of said treaty, seventyfive thousand dollars.

For the removal of the Cherokees and for spoliations, according to the third article of the supplementary treaty with the Cherokees, of the first of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, six hundred thousand dollars.

For expenses attending the negotiation of the said treaty, and of the delegation, according to the fifth article of said supplemental treaty, thirty-seven thousand two hundred and twelve dollars.

For surveying the land set apart by treaty stipulations for the Cherokee Indians west of the Mississippi river, seven thousand dollars.

For carrying into effect the stipulations of the fourth article of the treaty concluded with the Ottawa and Chippewa nations of

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Indians, twenty-eighth March, and an article supplementary 1836. thereto, the thirty-first of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, viz: For the annuity in specie, thirty thousand dollars.

$30,000 For education, teachers, and expenses incidental thereto, five $5,000. thousand dollars. For missions, three thousand dollars.

$3,000. For agricultural implements, cattle, mechanic's tools, and such 810,000. other objects as the President may deem proper, ten thousand dollars.

For vaccine matter, medicines, and services of physicians, 8.300. three hundred dollars. For provisions, two thousand dollars.

82,000. For six thousand tive hundred pounds of tobacco, eight hun- $825. dred and twenty-five dollars.

For one hundred barrels salt, two hundred and filty dollars. $250.
For five hundred fish barrels, four hundred and fifty dollars. 8450.

For goods and provisions to be delivered at Michilimackinac, $150,000. one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For interest to be paid annually as annuities, on the sum of $12000. two hundred thousand dollars, per resolution of the Senate, appended to the treaty, twelve thousand dollars.

For the payment of the just debts against the Indians, $300,000. according to the fifth article of said treaty as ratified by the Senate, three hundred thousand dollars.

For carrying into effect the sixth article of said treaty, viz.

For commutation in lieu of reservations to half breeds, one $ 145,000. hundred and forty-five thousand dollars.

For taking a census of the Indian half breed population, one $1,200. thousand two hundred dollars.

For the pay and travelling expenses of a commissioner, one $1,000. thousand dollars.

For compensation and expenses of clerk, and for stationery, $3,000. postage, witnesses, messengers to collect Indians, and canoes for them, subsistence for two thousand Indians for twenty days, fuel for them while on the island, and other incidental expenses attending the commission, three thousand dollars.

For carrying into effect the seventh article of said treaty, viz:

For pay of two additional blacksmiths, nine hundred and 1960. sixty dollars. For two strikers, four hundred and eighty dollars.

$180. For building a blacksmith shop on reservation north of Grand 8750. nver, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For iron, steel, coal, and tools for two shops, five hundred $500.

dollars.

For the purchase of one new set of blacksmith's tools for shop $175. on reservation, one hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For rebuilding shop at Mackinac, and adding an armorer's $850. room, eight hundred and fifty dollars. For a gunsmith, four hundred and eighty dollars.

$430. For purchasing a set of gunsmith's tools, one hundred $100.

dollars.

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