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from the time of the death of such officer, seaman, or marine; 1837. but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow, the half-pay shall go to the child or children of such deceased officer, seaman, or marine, Provided, That the half-pay granted to the child or children shall cease on their death, or on their attaining the age of twenty-one years, SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the pensions. Pensions
wounds, &c., to which may have been granted, or which may hereafter be commence from granted, to officers, seamen, and marines, in the naval service, officer, &c., be disabled by wounds or injuries received while in the line of ing disabled. their duty, shall be considered to commence from the time of their being so disabled, and that the amount of pension to which said officers, seamen, and marines, may be entitled, shall be reg. ulated according to the pay of the navy as it existed on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.
Section 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts, and Acts repealed. parts of acts, which may be inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed, so far as they may relate hereto.
Approved, March 3d, 1837.
CHAP. 39. An ACT for the appointment of commissioners to adjust the claims
lo reservations of land under the fourteenth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty with the Choctaw Indians.
(Sec 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be appointed by the President, by and with the Three commie advice and consent of the Senate, three commissioners whose pointed by the duty it shall be to meet in the State of Mississippi at such time President with and place, as the President shall appoint and designate, and consent of the
; there proceed to ascertain the name of every Choctaw Indian duties. who was the head of an Indian family at the date of the treaty at Dancing Rabbit Creek, who has not already obtained a reservation under said treaty, and who can show by satisfactory evidence, that he or she complied or offered to comply with all the requisites of the fourteenth article of said treaty, to entitle him or her, to a reservation under said article ; and also the number and names of all the unmarried children of such heads of families, who formed a part of the family and were over ten years of age, and likewise the number and names of the children of such heads of families as were under ten years of
and report to the President, to be, by him, laid before Congress, all the names of such Indians, and the different sections of land to which such heads of families were respectively, entitled, together with the opinions of the commissioners, and whether any part of said lands have been sold by the Government, and the proofs applicable to each case. SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That before enter. Commissioner
, ing upon their duties, each of said commissioners shall, before &c. some judge or justice of the peace, take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties imposed by this act.
1837. SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That said commisCommissioners sioners are hereby authorized to appoint a secretary whose duty 10 appoint hit shall be to record correctly all the proceedings of said Board,
and faithfully preserve the same, as well as all depositions and other papers filed before said Board, and who shall take an
oath to discharge the duties imposed on him by this act. District Atty for SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That upon the request attend board on of the Commissioners it shall be the duty of the District Attorney request ofCom of the State of Mississippi, to attend said board, and give his
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assistance in procuring the attendance of witnesses, and his aid and advice in their examination, the better to enable the Commissioners to ascertain the facts correctly in each case.
SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That each of said missioners and Commissioners shall receive, while in the discharge of the duties
hereby imposed, a salary at the rate of three thousand dollars per
SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, That said Commiswit- sioners shall have full power to summon and cause to come
before them, such witnesses as they may deem necessary, and to have them examined on oath, and if any witness shall testify falsely, with an intention to mislead said Commissioners, such witness shall be guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and shall, upon conviction before any jurisdiction having cognizance thereof, suffer the punishment by law inflicted on those guilty of
that offence. Nothing in this SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That nothing containacuto be so cono ed in this act shall be so construed as to sanction what is called
the contingent locations which have been made by George M. Marcontingent locations made by tin for the benefit of such Indians, as were supposed to have G. M Martin.
been entitled to other lands, which have been sold by the United States : such contingent locations having been made, without any legal authority. It being the true intent of this act to reserve to Congress the power of doing that which may appear just when a correct knowledge of all the facts is obtained.
SECTION 8. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be March, 1838.
in force to the first day of March eighteen hundred and thirtyeight next and no longer.
Approved, March 3d, 1837.
Commissioners authorized to suminon
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CHAP. 40. An ACT making appropriations for building light-houses, light-boats,
beacon-lights, buoys, and dolphins, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.
(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represenz
tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Appropriations to enable Sec.of That the following appropriations be, and the same are hereby, tract for build: made and directed to be paid out of any money in the Treasury ing light-hou.
not otherwise appropriated, to enable the Secretary of the Trea
sury to provide, by contract, for building light-houses, beaconlights, and for other purposes hereinafter mentioned.
STATE OF MAINE.
For a light-house to be erected on a proper site on Mark Mark island. island, in Harpswell sound, five thousand dollars; for a lighthouse to be erected on a proper site on Mount Desert island, at Mt. Desert isl’d. the entrance of Frenchman's bay, five thousand dollars ; for a light-house on Ram island, at the mouth of Damariscotta river, Ram island. five thousand dollars; for a fog-bell, on Seguin island, at the en- Seguin island. trance of Kennebec river; fifteen hundred dollars; for placing buoys on West Quaddy bay, and for substituting for the present West Quaddy fog.bell, at the entrance of said passage, a cast-steel triangular bell, or a bell of the usual form, but increased weight, one thousand five hundred dollars; for a light-house to be erected, on a proper site at Spoon isle, in Penobscot bay, five thousand dol- Spooa isle. lars; for a light-house to be erected, on Saddleback ledge, in Saddleback ledge. Penobscot bay, five thousand dollars; for a light-house to be erected, on Eagle Island point, in Penobscot bay, five thousand Eagle Island p't. dollars; for a light-house to be erected at the mouth of Pleasant Pleasant river. river, five thousand dollars; for placing monuments on Fort Faida ning leder Point ledge, Adams's ledge, and Buck's ledge, in Penobscot river, Buck's ledges. three thousand dollars; for erecting a beacon light on Half-tide Half-tide ledge. ledge, and two buoys about a mile and a half from the town of Town of Sulli. Sullivan, in the county of Hancock, three thousand dollars; for
. the erection of a light-house on York nubble, in the county of York nubble. York, five thousand dollars; for a monument on Portersfield's Portersfield's ledge, lying between Owlshead and Goose River point, and a spindle on another ledge lying near the Portersfield ledge, two thousand six hundred dollars;
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
For the erection of a pier on the east side of Whaleback Whaleback light light-house, to secure it from the force of the waves, three thousand dollars ; for placing buoys at the entrance of Spruce creek, on the eastern edge of “Sunken rocks," and at the east side of sunken rocks. Amazeen island, five hundred dollars; for placing buoys on “ Cod rock," near Fort point, four hundred dollars.
STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS,
For two small light-houses, should two be necessary, on proper sites, at or near Ipswich harbor, seven thousand dollars ; for Ipswich harbor. a light-house to be erected on a proper site at or near Ned's Ned's point. point, contiguous to the village of Mattapoisett, five thousand dollars; for three small light-houses on Nanset beach, Cape Cod, Nanset beach. fifteen feet high, ten thousand dollars; for the erection of buoys upon the rocks and ledges at the entrance of the harbors of Harbers of Lynn, Lynn, Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, and Manchester, two thou- Marblehead, sand five hundred dollars; for placing buoys on Aldridge ledge, Aldridge ledge,
1837. False spit, Hunt's ledge, Hospital Island ledge, Sculpion ledge, False spih Governor's Island point, and Little Farm bar, in Boston harbor, Hospital Island five hundred dollars; for erecting a beacon at the mouth of ledge, Sculpien New Bedford harbor, two thousand dollars; for two small bea1.p., and Liule con-lights on the north side of Nantucket Island, five hundred Bedford dollars. For placing a spindle in the harbor of Edgartown, and is buoys, two hundred dollars; for erecting a light-house at Wing's
neck, five thousand dollars; for buoys in the harbor of Matta
poisett, one hundred dollars; for buoys on Bay rock, the ledge Mattapoiselt
on the shoal on the west side of Taunton river, opposite Fall River, six hundred dollars ; for buoys at a place called Egypt, in
Taunton river, one hundred dollars; for å beacon on Muscle Muscle bed, and Oyster bed bed, and a beacon on Oyster bed point, in Mount Hope bay, five
thousand dollars; for a light-house on Mayo beach, in Wellfleet Mayo beach. Deep-hole rock, bay, one thousand dollars, for a buoy at Deep-hole Rock ne: r
Oyster island on the south side of Barnstable three hundred dollars.
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bor. Wing's neck.
harbor. Bay rock. Egypt.
STATE OF CONNECTICUT.
Lynde point. For rebuilding a light-house on a proper site, on Lynde point,
at the mouth of Connecticut river, five thousand dollars; for Black Boy reef, placing buoys on Black Boy reef, Barney's reef, Stony Point Bamey's reer, Stony
point reef, and Wheeler's rock, in the harbor of Killingworth three
Whee hundred dollars; for a beacon already commenced on Round lerea rock. Round island island, on Saybrook bar, fifteen hundred dollars; nine hundred
dollars to meet the expenses of the work as far as executed, the
balance to complete and secure the same; for placing buoys on Greenwich har- the rocks in the harbor of Greenwich, three hundred dollars; Mystic harbor. for placing buoys in Mystic harbor, one hundred dollars; for a Fairweather is- sea-wall to preserve the light-house, and other buildings on Fair.
weather island near Black Rock harbor, five thousand dollars.
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.
Tapoose Squaw For a light-house on Papoose Squaw point, a place near to, point.
but below, the port of Bristol, five thousand dollars; for placing South White a buoy and beacon on South White rock, and a buoy on Charles rock, & Charles
rock, near the harbor of Wickford, one hundred dollars; for reHock island. building and changing the location of the light on Block island,
five thousand dollars; for eight dolphins and two buoys, northField's point ward of Field's point, in Providence river, one thousand dollars.
STATE OF NEW YORK,
For a light-house on a proper site on Cumberland head, Lake
Champlain, five thousand dollars; for the erection of a lightSplit rock.
house on a proper site at Split rock point, Lake Champlain, tive
thousand dollars; for a revolving, or double light upon the south Execution rocks, side of Execution rocks, opposite Sand's point in Long Island
sound, five thousand dollars; for a light-house at Big Sandy igšandy creek, creek on Lake Ontario, county of Jefferson, five thousand dol.
lars; for a light-house on Stony point, in the town of Henderson, 1837. in the county of Jefferson, three thousand dollars; for buoying Stony Point. out Gedney's channel, three thousand dollars; for a beacon-light Gedney's Chan at Silver Creek harbor, on Lake Erie, four thousand five hun- silver dred dollars ; for a light-house on Flynn's Knoh, near Sandy tharbor,
Flynn's Knoll Hook, two hundred thousand dollars; to be built under the direction of the Engineer Department; for a light-boat off Sandy Sandy Hook. Hook, twenty-five thousand dollars; for placing a beacon on Romer's shoal, near Sandy Hook, fifteen thousand dollars; for Romer's Shoal. the erection of a light-house at Esopus meadows, on the west Esopus Moad shore of the Hudson river, three thousand dollars; for placing a buoy on the wreck of a vessel sunk at Tappan bay, one hundred Tappan Bay. dollars; for a light-house on Cedar island, Sag Harbor, one Cedar island. thousand dollars; for placing buoys in Sag harbor, two hundred Sag Harbor. dollars; for erecting a light-house at Rondout creek, on the Rondout creek. Hudson river, five thousand dollars; for erecting a beacon-light at Dunkirk harbor, two thousand seven hundred dollars; for Dunkirk harbor. erecting a beacon-light at Van Buren harbor, two thousand seven Van Buren harhundred dollars; for a floating-light, to be stationed on or near the Middle Ground, so called, in Long Island Sound, nearly Middle Grould. abreast Straitford point, ten thousand dollars; for a light-house on Robin's reel, in the harbor of New York, fifty thousand dol- Robin’s reef. lars; for a light-house at Salmon River harbor, three thousand Sainon dollars.
STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
For a light-house at the mouth of Cohansey creck, five thou-Cohansey creek. sand dollars; for the erection of a light house at or near Egg Egg island. island, near the entrance of Maurice river, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house near Abescum inlet, on the sea-coast, Abescum inlot. in the State of New Jersey, to be so constructed as to be distinguished from the other light on the coast, five thousand dollars.
STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.
For completing the beacon-light at the end of the pier which Erie harbor. forms the entrance into the harbor of Erie, on Lake Erie, six hundred and seventy four dollars.
STATE OF DELAWARE.
For a light-house on the lower or southern end of Reedy Reedy isłan). island, in the Delaware bay, ten thousand dollars; for the erection of a light-house on the Brandywine shoal, in the Delaware Brandywing bay, in addition to the sum already appropriated, fifteen thousand doilars, agrecably to the plan and estimate made by Hartman Bache, of the engineer corps; for mooring buoys in the harbor Delaware break. of the Delaware breakwater, two thousand dollars.