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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of 1836. War be, and he is hereby authorized to allow and pay to David $232 12 to be Brearly, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise ap- Brearly propriated, the amount charged to his account and accounted for by him on a draft drawn by him on the War Department, on the twenty-sixth January, eighteen hundred and twenty nine, for the sum of two thousand three hundred twenty-seven dollars and twelve cents, for provisions purchased for and applied to the use of certain emigrating Creek Indians.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of Secretary of War War be and he is hereby authorized and directed to invest, in a funde manner which shall be, in his judgment, most safe and beneficial for the fund, the sum of thirty-three thousand nine hundred and twelve dollars and forty cents, being money in the Treasury as the proceeds of lands purchased from the Seneca Indians of Sandusky by a treaty concluded on the twenty-eighth of February, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, from the Senecas and Shawaneese by a treaty concluded on the twentieth of July eighteen hundred and thirty-one, and from the Shawanese, by a treaty concluded on the eighth of August, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, and upon which sım the United States are, by stipulations in the said treaties, bound to pay to the said Indians an annual inierest at the rate of five per centum per annum; Provided. That the said Secretary shall make no investment Proviso of the said sum, or any portion of it, at a lower rate of interest than five per centum per alinum.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be compe- President may as tent for the President to assign to the Indian Agent at Michil- ties to the Indian mackinac, in addition to his proper duties, the duties of Superin-nuckinac. tendent of Indian Atlairs for all that district of country heretofore constituting the Territory of Michigan and lying east of the une established as the eastern boundary of the Territory of Wisconsin, by the act of Congress of the twentieth April, eighteen hundred and thirty-six; Provided, however, That no additional Proviso. compensation or einolument shall be granted on account of the said duties: and the President may requure the said agent to reside ai such place as he may think fit, within the said district.

Ipproved, June 11th, 1836.

CHAP 99 An ACT to esialist an arsenal of construction in the State of

North Carolina.

(Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sun of forty-live thousand dollars be, and the samne is $15,000 to purhereby appropriated from any money in the Treasury, not oth- for building erwise appropriated, towards the purchase of a site and the building of ali arsenal of deposite and general construction, near the town of laretteville, in the State of North Carolina.

Approved, June 11th, 1836.

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CHAP. 90. An ACT for the relief of John Pierce and Daniel Van Voorhis.

in them.

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

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, $616 35 to be paid That the Secretary of the Treasury pay, out of any money not

otherwise appropriated, to John Pierce and Daniel Van Voorhis sixty-six dollars and twenty-five cents, for thirty pairs of brass butts furnished at the Navy Yard, Brooklyn, of an extra quality, not enumerated in their contract. Approved, June 14th, 1836.

CHAP. 91. An ACT for the relief of Jesse Smith and others.

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certain accounts.)

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Secretary of the That the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to apply on the tigate and settle judgments and notes mentioned in schedules A and B, that ac

company the report of N. S. Benton, the United States attorney for the northern district of New York, dated December third, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, and addressed to the Solicitor of the Treasury, the official notes, due bills, drafts, or accountable receipts given by Thomas Tupper, late assistant deputy quartermaster general, held and possessed by the persons against whom judgments have been recovered, as mentioned in schedule A, and held and possessed by the persons mentioned in schedule A, and held and possessed by the persons mentioned in schedule B, against whom the United States hold notes given for property purchased at Sackett's Harbor, provided said Secretary shall be satisfied that said notes, due bills, drafts, or accountable receipts, were given for work and labor done and performed in the erection of barracks at Sackett's Harbor, or for materials furnished for that object, or for other expenditures in the Quartermaster's Department, and remain unpaid. And the said Secretary is anthorized to investigate the consideration of said notes, due bills, drafts, or accountable receipts, so given by said Tupper, if he shall deem such investigation necessary to protect the United States against imposition and fraud, giving to the party interested reasonable notice of the time and place for taking testimony. If the sums found due to each person, respectively, be equal to, or greater than the judgment or judgments recovered against him without cost, then such judgment or judgments is to be discharged by the Secretary, in a case where said due bills were purchased after suit was commenced; and in such case the costs against the defendants shall be considered and taken, in settling said judgment, as a part thereof. And if the sum found due to any person mentioned in schedule B, on notes, due bills, drafts, or accountable receipts given by the said Tupper as aforesaid, be equal to, or greater than such'indebtedness to the United States,

then the said Secretary is directed to cancel the said debt to the Proviso.

United States, by applying thereto the sum so found due: Provided, That no such application shall be made in any case where the applicant purchased the due bills, drafts, notes, or accounta

ble receipts, signed by said Tupper as aforesaid, after suit was 1836. commenced, until said applicant shall have paid the costs when suit is commenced. And in all instances where the United States have charged interest on the debt due to the United States, interest is to be computed on the claims of such person for a corresponding period.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Secretary be directed to make the like credit upon a judgment, or note, against a surety, as he shall make on a judgment, or note, against the proper principal.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the judgments re- Judgments covered remain uncollected for one year, to enable the claimants uncollected to obtain the benefit of this act, and that the suits be continued one your. for that period, for the like purpose : Provided, The sureties file provino. their written consent to said indulgence with the Solicitor of the Treasury within one month after the approval of this act by the President.

Approved, Junte 14th, 1836.

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CHAP. 92. An ÀCT for the relief of Henry Darling. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, aut.wo- 8243 75 to be paid rized and directed to pay to Henry Darling, of Bucksport, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred and forty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents, being the moiety of a forfeiture on a license bond recovered from said Darling as a surety of John Phillips, and paid into the Treasury of the United States.

Approved, June 14th, 1836.

CHAP. 93. An ACT for the relief of Joseph Gresham. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Joseph Gresham, ¢105 to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated him one hundred and five dollars, being the forfeiture retained on a contract made between the United States and William Foushee, which was assigned to John Head, the said John Head having drawn an order in favor of the said Joseph Gresham, covering the amount contained in this act; and when the aforesaid sum is paid, the proper accounting officers are directed to charge the same, to balance the account of the said John Head.

Approved, 14th of June, 1836.

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1836. CHAP. 94. An ACT for the relief of the legal representative of Thomas

Haliday,

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, $62 31 to be paid That the Secretary of the Treasury pay, out of any money in the

Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the legal representative of Thomas Haliday, deceased, the sum of sixty-two dollars and thirty-five cents, for that amount expended in the public service, under an order from the commandant of the marine corps in Washington, in looking after public property stolen from the marine quartermaster in the year eighteen hundred and fourteen, and while attending court, under like order, on the trial of a person apprehended for secreting said property.

Approved, 141h June, 1836.

CHAP. 95. An ACT for the relief of William Woodward and William Mit

chell.

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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, 8:30 to be paid to That the Secretary of the Treasury pay, out of any money not

otherwise appropriated, thirty dollars to William Woodward and William Mitchell, being money paid for a patent which they do not wish should issue.

Approvedl, 14th June, 1836.

CHAP. 96. An ACT for the relief of Samuel W. Ruff

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

That tlie proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, and berjaudited and they are hereby, authorized to audit and settle the account of

Samuel W. Rufi, a surgeon in the navy of the United States, and to allow him the pay and emoluments of a surgeon, in lieu of the pay and emoluments of an assistant surgeon, from the fourth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, up to the time of his appointment as surgeon in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four; and that the amount due to the said Samuel W. Ruff, upon such settlement and allowance, be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, June 14th, 1836.

CHAP. 97. An ACT repealing the fourteenth section of the "Acito incorporate

the subscribers to the Bank of the United States," approved, April lenih, eighteen hundred and sixteen.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the fourteenth section of the act entitled "An act to incora

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porate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States, approved
April tenth, eighteen hundred and sixteen, shall be, and the same
is hereby, repealed.

Approved, June 15th, 1836.

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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 country on the western shore of Lake Michigan, em · Division
braced within the limits of the Green Bay land district, as
established by the act of Congress, of the twenty-sixth day of
June, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, shall be, and is hereby,
divided by a line commencing on the western boundary of said dis-
trict, and running thence, east, between townships ten and eleven
north, to the line between ranges seventeen and eighteen, east ;
thence north, between said ranges of townships, to the line between
townships twelve and thirteen north; thence east, between said
townships twelve and thirteen, to Lake Michigan ; and all the
country bounded north by the division line here described, south
by the base line, east by Lake Michigan, and west by the division
line between ranges eight and nine east, shall constitute a separate
district, and be called the Milwalky land district.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That two additional two
districts shall be, and are hereby established in the peninsula of
Michigan, one to be called the Grand river, and the other the
Saginaw, land district, the former of which shall be bounded as
follows, to wit: beginning at the shore of Lake Michigan, on
the line between townships three and four north, and running
cast on said line to the line between ranges number six and seven
west of the principal meridian; thence, on said range line south,
to the base line of the public surveys; thence, on said base line
east, to the principal meridian line; thence worth, on said meri-
dian, to the north boundary of township ten north; thence west,
on the line between townships ten and eleven north, to the
western boundary of range two west ; and thence north, follow-
ing the line between ranges two and three west, so as to include
all that portion of the peninsula of Michigan lying west of said

The Saginaw district shall embrace all the tract of
country bounded on the west by the Grand river district afore-
said: on the south, by the division line, between townships
number five and six, north of the base line; on the east by the
division line, between ranges eleven and twelve, cast of the
principal meridian; and on the north and northeast by Saginaw
bay and Lake Huron.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That for each of all Rezister and rethe aforesaid districts there shall be appointed a brister urid jored in each. receiver, who shall reside and superintend the sales of the public lands at such place, in each respective district, as the President of the United States may designate. They shall give security in ihe same manner and in the same sums, and their compensa

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