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United States, in the same manner, and under the same regula- 1836. tions, as from the circuit courts of the United States, where the value of the property, or the amount in controversy, to be ascertained by the oath or affirmation of either party, shall exceed one thousand dollars. And each of the said district courts shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction, in all cases arising under the constitution and laws of the United States as is vested in the circuit and district courts of the United States. And the first six days of every term of the said courts, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, shall be appropriated to the trial of causes arising under the said constitution and laws. And writs of error, and appeals from the final decisions of the said courts, in such cases shall be made to the supreme court of the Territory, in the same manner as in other cases. The said clerks shall receive, in all such cases, the same fees which the clerk of the district court of the United States in the northern district of the State of New York receives for similar services.
Section 10. And be it further enacted, That there shall be an Acuarney to be apAttorney for the said 'Territory appointed, who shall continue in office four years, unless sooner removed by the President, and who shall receive the same fees and salary as the attorney of the United States for the Michigan Territory. There shall also be a Marshal. Marshal for the Territory appointed, who shall hold his office for four years, unless sovner removed by the President, who shall execute all process issuing from the said courts when exercising their jurisdiction as circuit and district courts of the Uuited States. He shall perform the same duties, he subject to the same regulatious and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees, as the Marshal of the district court of the United States for the northern district of the State of New York; and shall, in addition, be paid the sum of two hundred dollars, annually, as a compensation for extra services.
SECTION 11. And be it further enacted, That the Governor, Governor &c. to be Secretary, Chief Justice and Associate Judges, Attorney, and I hate Marshal, shall be nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the President of the United States. The Governor and Secretary, to be appointed as aforeSaid, shall, before they act, as such respectively take an oath or atfirmation before some udge or justice of the peace in the existing Territory of Michigan, duly commissioned and qualified to administer an oaih or afirpation, to support the constitution of the United States, and for the faithful discharge of the duties of their respective offices; which said onths, when so taken, shall be Certified by the person before whom the same shall have been laken, and such certificate shell be received and recorded by the Sud Secretary among the Executive proceedings. And, asterWards, the Chief Justice and associate Judges, and all other civil Ohrers in said Territory, before they act as such, shall take a like oath or affirmation before the said Governor or Secretary, or bome udge or justice of the Territory who may be duly commissioned and qualized, which said oath or afirmation shall be Certibed and transmitted by the person taking the same to the
approved by the
1836. Secretary, to be by him recorded as aforesaid; and, afterwards,
the like oath or affirmation shall be taken, certified, and recorded, in such manner and form as may be prescribed by law. The Governor shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars for his services as Governor and as superintendent of Indian affairs. The said Chief Justice and Associate Judges shall each receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars. The Secretary shall receive an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars. The said salaries shall be paid quarter-yearly, at the Treasury of the United States. The members of the Legislative Assembly shall be entitled to receive three dollars each per day, during their attendance at the sessions thereof, and three dollars each for every twenty miles' travel in going to and returning from the said sessions, estimated according to the nearest . usually-travelled route. There shall be appropriated, annually, the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, to be expended by the Governor to defray the contingent expenses of the Territory, and there shall also be appropriated annually, a sufficient sum, to be expended by the Secretary of the Territory, and upon an estimate to be made by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, tc. defray the expenses of the Legislative Assembly, the printing of the laws and other incidental expenses; and the Secretary of the Territory shall annually account to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States for the manner in
which the aforesaid sum shall have been expended. Rights, &c. un. SECTION 12. And be it further enacted, That the inhabitants of
actor Juls, the said Territory shall be entitled to, and enjoy, all and singular 1787, extended to the rights, privileges, and advantages, granted and secured to the
people of the Territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, by the articles of the compact contained in the ordinance for the government of the said Territory, passed on the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eightyseven ; and shall be subject to all the conditions and restrictions and prohibitions in said articles of compact imposed upon the
people of the said Territory. The said inhabitants shall also be And also these se entitled to all the rights, privileges, and immunities, heretofore
granted and secured to the Territory of Michigan, and to its inhabitants, and the existing laws of the Territory of Michigan shall be extended over said Territory, so far as the saine shall not be incompatible with the provisions of this act, subject, nevertheless. to be altered, modified, or repealed, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the said Territory of Wisconsin; and further the laws of the United States are hereby extended over, and shall be in force in, said Territory, so far as the same, or an
provisions thereof may be applicable. Legislative Ber SECTION 13. And be it further enacted, that the Legislativ ons, when held.
Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin shall hold its first sessio at such time and place in said Territory as the Governor thered shall appoint and direct; and at said session, or as soon thereafte as may by them be deemed expedient, the said Governor an Legislative Assembly shall proceed to locate and establish th
der the Territorial
seat of government for said Territory, at such place as they may 1836. deem eligible, which place, however, shall thereafter be subject to be changed by the said Governor and Legislative Assembly. And twenty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, is hereby given to the said Territory, which shall be applied by the Governor and Legislative Assembly to defray the expensss of erecting public buildings at the seat of government.
SECTION 14. And be it further enacted, That a Delegate to the Delegate to H. R. House of Representatives of the United States, to serve for the term of two years, may be elected by the voters qualified to elect members of ihe Legislative Assembly, who shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges as have been granted to the Delegates from the several Territories of the United States to the said House of Representatives. The first election shall be held at such time and place or places, and be conducted in such manner, as the Governor shall appoint and direct. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be declared by the Governor to be duly elected, and a certificate thereof shall be given to the person so elected.
Section 15. And be it further enacted, That all suits, process, Provision respec and proceedings, and all indictments and informations which will lulus shall be undetermined on the third day of July next, in the courts held by the additional judge for the Michigan Territory, in the counties of Brown and lowa; and all suits, process and pro ceedings, and all indictments and informations which shall be undetermined on the said third day of July, in the county courts
of the several counties of Crawford, Brown, Iowa, Dubuque, | Milwalke, and Des Moines, shall be transferred to be heard, tried,
prosecuted, and determined, in the district courts hereby established, which may include the said counties.
SECTION 16. And be it further enacted, That all causes which shall have been or may be removed from the courts held by the additional judge for the Michigan Territory, in the counties of Brown and lowa, by appeal or otherwise, into the supreme court for the Territory of Michigan, and which shall be undetermined therein on the third day of July next, shall be certified by the clerk of the said supreme court, and transferred to the supreme court of said Territory of Wisconsin, there to be proceeded in to final determination, in the same manner that they might have been in the said supreme court of the Territory of Michigan. SECTION 17. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five 85,000 for thepur
hase of a library thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, ont of chi aliy money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by and under the direction of the Legislative Assembly of sain Territory, in the purchase of a library for the accommodation of said Assembly, and of the supreme court hereby establisher
Approved 20h April, 1836.
CHAP. 65. An ACT in addition to the act of the twenty-fourth of May, one
thousand eighi hundred and twenty-eight, entitled “ An aci io ausiorize the licensing of vessels to be employed in the mackerel fishery."
Veronis licensed for the mackerel
ject to forlexource,
licensed (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represenfishery not gub. tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That vessels duly licensed under the provisions of “ An act to authorize the licensing of vessels to be employed in the mackerel fishery," passed May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, shall not be deemed or taken to be liable to the forseitures imposed by the fifth and thirty-second sections of the act of Congress, approved the eighteenth day of February, one thonsand seven hundred and ninety-three, entitled "An act for · enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulaiing the same," in consequence of any such vessel, whilst licensed as aforesaid, having been engaged in catching cod, or fish of any other description whatever, Provided, horrever, That this act shall not be deemed or considered as authorizing or entitling the owner or owners of any vessel licensed for the mackerel fishery, to receive the bounty allowed by law to vessels employed in the cod fishery. Approved 20th April, 1836.
CHAP. 56. An ACT w prescribe the mode of paying pensions beretofore
granted by ihe United Siates.
Lawe authorizing the US Bank to
(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen
tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled; pay pensions, re. That all laws and parts of laws, authorizing or requiring the
Bank of the United States, or its branches to pay any persions granted under the authority of the United States, shall be, and the same are hereby, repealed; and such payınents shall be 9 herereafter made, at such times and places, by such persons or 1 corporations, and under such regulations, as the Secretary of 1 War may direct; but no compensation or allowance shall be made to such persons or corporations for making such payments, without authority of law.
Approved 20th April, 1834i.
CHAP. 57. An ACT making a further amor con für spree
bowlities in Fioridi.
(SEC. 1.1 Be it enacted by the Scrule and Fiouse of Represente tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one million of dollars be, and the sarne is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the firei:sury not otherwise appropriated, in addition to former appropriations, for suppressing Indian hostilities in Florida, and that the same sha! be expendel in the manner already provided for by law.
Approved, April 29, 1836.
CHAP. 68. An ACT to authorize the construction of a rail-road, through 1836.
lands of the United States in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen-tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Western Railroad corporation be, and they are hereby, authorized to construct a railroad on lands belonging to the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and take for the security and accommodation of said railroad, or the accommodation of the business thereof, a strip of land through or over said land of the United States, 'not exceeding eighty feet in width; Provided, That the location of said railroad, through Proviso. said land of the United States, shall be submitted to, and approved by the Secretary of War, prior to the construction thereof;
And provided, also, That whenever said strip of land shall proviso. : cease to be improved for the purposes of a railroad, or the accom
modation of the business thereof, that the saine shall revert to the United States.
tes. . Approved, April 29th, 1836.
ment of Stale.
CHAP. 52. An ACT making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic experie
ses of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.
For compensation to the President and Vice President of the 860,000,
For clerks and messengers in the office of the Secretary of $19,400; Deprures State, nineteen thousand tour hundred dollars.
For clerks, machinist, and messenger in the Patent Office, five $6,10). thousand four hundred dollars. ,
For incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of $25,900, State, including the expense of publishing and distributing the laws, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For contingent and incidental expenses of the Patent Office, $2,000.. two thousand dollars.
For the superintendent and watchmen of the northeast execu- $1,500 tive building, one thousand five hundred dollars.
For contingent expenses of said building, including fuel, labor, 83,372. oil, repairs of the buildings, three thousand three hundred and fifty dollars. .
Por compensation to the clerks and messengers in the office $14,000. Treasu of the Secretary of the Treasury, fourteen thousand dollars.
For compensation to the First Comptroller of the Treasury, $3,500. three thousand five hundred dollars.
For compensation to the clerks and messengers in the office of $18,650 the First Comptroller, eighteen thousand eight hundred and fifty