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any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum $55 to be paid to of fifty-five dollars to Joel Sartain, the value of his horse lost in the military service of the United States.

Approved February 17th, 1836.

him.

CHAP. 33. An ACT for the relief of the representatives of Thomas Beachar.

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

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, Soon to be paid That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to the legal representa

tives of Thomas Beacham, six hundred dollars, the value of a barn, the property of the late Captain Thomas Beacham, of the county of Northumberland, and State of Virginia, which was burnt by the British in the late war, and that the value thereof be paid to the legal representatives of said Beacham, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved February 17th, 1836.

CHAP. 34. An ACT for the relief of Joshua Cullumber.

to him.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, . to be paid That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to pay to Joshua

Cullumber one thousand dollars, the value of the schooner Two Brothers, owned by him, and forcibly impressed into the service of the United States, by order of an officer, and destroyed by the British, in eighteen hundred and fourteen, in St. Leonard's creek, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved February 17th, 1836.

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CHAP. 35. An ACT for the relief of Abner Suilson. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 860 to be paid That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed

to pay to Abner Stilson, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of sixty dollars, for carrying an express from the settlers of Elkhart, in the State of Indiana, to Governor Noble, and for carrying his reply back to the said settlers, during the Indian disturbances, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-two. Approved February 17th, 1836.

CHAP. 36. An ACT for the relief of Owen Rice, and others, representatives

of Jacob Eyerly. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Solicitor of the Treasury be authorized and directed to

to examine and

examine the claims of the representatives of Jacob Lyerly, and

1836. to allow if he shall find them to be just, an amount which The Solicitor of will balance the accounts of said Eyerly, as they were on the

of the Treasury books of the Treasury Department, at the death of said Eyerly, adjust the ac. in the year eighteen hundred.

Approved 17th February, 1836.

CHAP. 37. An ACT for the relief of Daniel Homans.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the I'reasury is hereby authorized and Thu Secretary of required to adjust the claim of Daniel Homans arising under a examines anda. contract with him to build a marine hospital at Charleston in the just his claim. State of South Carolina, in consequence of the delay occasioned by the difficulty of fixing a foundation on the lot first selected for that building; and the amount of damages of such delay, found to be justly due said Homans on the adjustment of said claim is hereby directed to be paid him out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved 17th February, 1836.

CHAP. 38. AN ACT to incorporate a fire insurance company, in the town of

Alexandria, in the District of Columbia. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, That the persons who were the proprietors of the stock of the

Cerain proony late fire insurance company of the town of Alexandria, on the incorporados eighth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, and the confira ingrance

com any. representatives and assigns of such of them as have since that time died, or transferred their interests, be, and the same are hereby incorporated and declared to be a body politic, under the name and style of the Fire Insurance Company of Alexandria.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, T'hat the property, real The property of and personal, owned by the late fire insurance company of Alex-pany ve sted to andria, be, and the same is hereby vested in the company newly created, subject, however, to all debts, contracts, and engagements of the former company.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That an act of Congress, Par a of an passed on the ninth day of March, eighteen hundred and fourteen, 18:4 revived. entitled " An act to incorporate a fire insurance company, in the town of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia," with the exception of the first second, and tenth sections thereof, be, and the same is hereby revived and declared to be in full force as to the company hereby created, and that the company hereby created, shall have all the powers and capacities which were granted to the former company by the said act; and shall be subject to the

them

1836. payment of all debts due, or contracted by the former company,

and shall be chargeable with all their contracts.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the election of Blection of offi- president and directors as made by the stockholders of eers, when held. The former company on the first Monday in November last,

be, and the same is hereby confirmed; that the president and directors shall continue in office for one year from the first Monday in November last, and until others shall be chosen in their stead ; and that all acts by them done within the provisions ! of the former charter shall be, and are hereby declared to be binding and obligatory on the company hereby created.

SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force, for the term of eighteen years, from and after the passing thereof, and until the end of the session of Congress then next following

Approved February 17, 1836.

CHAP. 39. An ACT for the relief of Stephen Crittenton.

to him

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

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, $150 to be paid That the Secretary of the Treasury be and he is hereby, autho

rized and directed to cause to be paid to Stephen Crittenton of the city of Middletown, in the State of Connecticut, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, being the value of a piece of ground, situate in said city, which he caused to be conveyed to the United States, in part of a site on which the Secretary of the Treasury had decided that he would build a custom-house.

Approved February 25th, 1836.

CHAP. 40. An ACT to extend the charters of the Bank of Columbia in

Georgetown, and the Bank of Alexandria in the city of Alexandria. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, The charters ex. That to enable the president and directors of the Bank of Coteaded and limit, lumbia in Georgetown, and the president and directors of the March, 1839. Bank of Alexandria in the city of Alexandria, to close all the

concerns of the said banks, to recover the debts due to said banks, or either of them, to pay the sums due from said banks or either of them, and to divide the capital and profits which may remain among the stockholders of said banks, in proportion to their respective interests, the charter of the said bank of Columbia, and the charter of the Bank of Alexandria, shall be, and are hereby, extended and continued and liinited to the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine; and that

all laws now in force, imposing penalties, or inflicting pun ishi

ments, for crimes or offences committed in relation to said banks,

be elected

shall be, and the same are hereby, declared to be extended and 1836. continued, and to remain in force, to the same period of time: Provided, That no new discounts shall be made by either of Psorko. said banks, except such as may be deemed proper to renew such notes as have already been discounted, nor any promissory note thereof be put in circulation by either of them, or any of their officers on behalf of the said. banks from and after the passing of this law.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That instead of a presi. Five directors no dent and nine directors, as are now required by law, there shall be elected on the first Thursday of March next, and on the first Thursday of March in each year annually thereafter while this law remains in force, by the stockholders of each of said banks respectively, five directors, any three of whom shall be a quorum, who shall elect from among themselves, a president, who shall retain all the powers and privileges of a director ; and in case of refusal to serve, death or resignation, or disqualification of the president of either of the said banks, the directors of such bank shall meet as soon as convenient thereafter, and after filling up the vacancy, in the number of directors required by this act, elect another person for president in the manner before directed.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That any number of - stockholders of either of said banks, who, together, shall be pro

prietors of five hundred shares, shall at any time have power and authority to call a gencral meeting of the stockholders of such banks, giving one month's notice in one or more newspapers printed in the District of Columbia, and when they shall have met as aforesaid, shall have power to transfer to trustees, the whole and entire authority of closing the affairs of the said Bank of Columbia, and Bank of Alexandria, or either of them, as fully and completely as is given to the directors by the first section of this act, and that, in case of the refusal to act, death, resignation or disqualification of any onof the trustees aforesaid, the stockholders shal, by giving the usual notice, proceed to elect another to supply the vacailey:

Approved February 25th, 1835.

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CHLAP. 11. 111 ACT Shoirning 1 special tem of the colli vents, for

the Teniory of Murida, and for oher purimas. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ile United States of America in Congress assembled, That a special form of the court of appeals, for the Territory of special term en Horida, shall be lolden át 'T'allahasso, the seat of Government in May. of said Territory, on the first Ronday in May next, and all ippeals, writs of error, motions, and suits, depending or returnale to the last January terin, shall be heard and decided at the special terin herein appointed, in the same manner as they might have been, under the existing laws it the January term had been holden according to law.

SECTION, 2. Be it further enacted, That when, by the death, Special sickness, or inability to attend, of any of the judges, or for any ed.

terms

County of Frank lin to be added to

district

1836. other cause, the regular terms of said court shall not be holden,

it shall and may be lawful for the judges thereof to appoint a special term.

SECTION, 3. Be it further enacted, That the county of Frankthe midille judi- lin, in the Territory of Florida, shall be added to, and form a

part of the middle judicial district of said Territory, and it shall be the duty of the judge of said middle district to hold two regular terms of the superior court, at the town of Apalachicola, commencing on the second Mondays of April and November, and special terms at such other periods, as may be required by business, and not interfere with the business of said court in other counties.

Section 4. Be it further enacted, That there shall only be one term of the superior court holden for the counties of Madison and Hamilton, in each year.

Approved February 25th, 1836.

CHAP. 42. An ACT for the relief of the sufferers by the fire in the city of

New York,

Term of payment

where property has been lost.

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

That the collector of the port of New York, be and he is hereby, of bonds extended authorized, as he way deen best calculated to secure the interest

of the United States, to cause to be extended (with the assent of the sureties thereon) to all persons who have suffered loss of property by the conflagration at that place, on the sixteenth day of December last, by the burning of their buildings or merchandise, the time of payment of all bonds heretofore given by them for duties, to periods not exceeding three, four, and five years in equal instalments from and after the day of payment specified in the bonds; or to allow the said bonds to be cancelled, upon giving to the said collector new bonds with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the said collector, for the runs of the former bonds, respectively, payable in equal instalments in three, four, and five years, from and after the day of payment specified in the bonds to be taken up or cancelled as aforesaid ; and the said collector is hereby authorized and directed to give up, or cancel all such bonds upon the receipt of others described in this section ; which last mentioned bonds shall be proceeded with, in all respects, like other bonds which are taken by collectors for duties to the United States, and shall have the same force and vilidity: Prorided That those who are within the provision of this section, but who may have paid their bonds subsequent to the late fire, shall also be entitled to the benefit of this section, and that the said bonds shall be renewed from the day when the same were paid, and said payments refunded, if not previously put into bank to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States. And provided also, That the benefits of this section shall not be extended to any person whose loss shall not be proved to the satisfaction of the collector, to hare exceeded the sum of one thousand dollars.

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