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1837.

STATE OF MARYLAND.

Sharp's island.
Nantic ke, Man.

. For a light-house on a proper site on Sharp's island, in the okin, Annames. Chesapeake bay, five thousand dollars; for placing buoys on the sex, Pocamoke, and Wicomico rivers Nanticoke, Manokin, Annamessex, Pocamoke, and Wicorivers, llooper's andis, "Caley's mico, Hooper's and Cajey's straits, and Tangier and Pocamoko straits, andTan.

Can: sounds, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, in addimoke sounds. tion to a former appropriation ; for erecting a light-house at Love Love point.

Point, in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated, one thouį sand dollars.

gier and Poca.

STATE OF VIRGINIA.

Day's point.

Hog island. For the erection of a light-house on the south end of Hog

island, on the Atlantic coast, five thousand dollars; for a lightYork River spit. boat on York River spit, or a light-house, ten thousand dollars. Old Point. For removing the light-house at Old Point Comfort into Fortress Chesapeake.' Monroe, six thousand dollars; for a light-house in the Chesa

peake, eight thousand dollars; for a light-house at Day's point,

on James river, five thousand dollars, for a light-boat, or lightPotomac river, house, in the Potomac river between Mathias point, in Virginia

thi and Maryland point, in the State of Maryland; Provided, On Land points. inquiry, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem such light ne

cessary to the safe and uninterrupted navigation of that section

- of the river Potomac, ten thousand dollars; for a new light-boat Chesapeake bay. in the Chesapeake bay, eight thousand dollars; for a light-house Potomac creek. at the mouth of Potomac creek, five thousand dollars.

between Maihi as and Mary.

Proviso,

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.

Powell'e point. For a light-house off Powell's point, Albemarle sound, five Federal point. thousand dollars; for rebuilding a light-house at Federal point, Pea island. five thousand dollars; for a light-house on Pea island, near New

inlet, five thousand dollars; for building a new light-boat at Long shoal. Long shoal, in Pamlico sound, ten thousand dollars.

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· STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.

Port Royal.

St. Helena and For light houses or light boats in the inlets of Saint Helena

al and Port Royal, twenty thousand dollars, for the construction of Charleston har. five beacon-lights in Charleston harbor, six thousand dollars, in

addition to the appropriation of the last session; the location of said lights to be changed, if deemed expedient by the Secretary of the Treasury.

bor.

STATE OF GEORGIA.

land island.

Little Cumber. For a light-house on the north end of Little Cumberland island,

d. eight thousand dollars; for the erection of a light-house on the Jekyl island. north end of Jekyl island, eight thousand dollars. For the placing

of buoys, and beacons, to render the entrance to the harbor of k har. Brunswick secure and easy at all times, ten thousand dollars. For

Brunswick h bor.

a light-house on Sapaelo island and for placing buoys and bea- 1837. cons at Doboy bar, and Sapaelo bar, for the purpose of rendering Dubby bar, and safe and secure an entrance at all times to the city of Darien, five Sapaelo bar. thousand dollars; for a floating light to be anchored within Mar- Martin's Industin's Industry, ten thousand dollars.

try,

STATE OF ALABAMA,

For placing buoys in the harbor of Mobile, six hundred dol- Mobile harbor. lars, for the erection of a light-house on Sand island opposite Sand island. Mobile point, ten thousand dollars.

STATE OF OHIO

harbor.

For a light-house on Turtle island, at the entrance of Mau- Turtle is la 1d. mee bay, in Lake Erie, eight thousand dollars; for a beaconlight on a proper site near the entrance of the harbor of Sandus- Fandusky bay ky bay, two thousand five hundred dollars ; for a beacon-light at or near Manhattan, three thousand dollars; for additional buoys Manhattan. to mark the channel at the mouth of the Miami of Lake Erie, Miami, and Mauand across Maumee bay, two hundred dollars; for a light-house mee bay. on the south side of Cunningham island, in Lake Erię, three Cunningham thousand dollars.

STATE OF INDIANA,

bor.

For a light-house at City West harbor, five thousand dollars, City West harto complete the light-house at Michigan City, three thousand Michigan City: dollars.

Pass between
Lakes Pontchar.

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and

STATE OF LOUISIANA. For a beacon-light at or near the southwest pass of Vermillion Vermillion bay. bay, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the pass between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, six thousand Play dollars; for erecting a light-house, and a house for the keeper, train and Mau. on Saint Joseph's island, in Lake Borgne, twelve thousand dol- st. Joseph's isl. lars; for placing two buoys at Dolphin Island pass, two buoys at Dolphin Island Pass Marianne, two buoys at Pass Christian, and two buoys at pass, Pass Ma Heron pass, fifteen hundred dollars; for beacons and light-houses Christian, and at the entrance of the harbor recently constructed on Lake Pont-" chartrain, at the canal above New Orleans, twenty-five thousand Lake Ponchardollars; for erecting a light-house on Lake Pontchartrain, at the “* mouth of the Bayou Saint John, ten thousand dollars; for bea- Bayou St. Jolin. cons and light-houşes at Port Pontchartrain, in addition to the Port Pon:charsum heretofore appropriated, twenty thousand dollars.

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.

Heron pass.

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train.

For the erection of a light-house at the mouth of Pearl river, Pearl river. in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated, five thousand dollars.

1837.

STATE OF MICHIGAN.

Grand river. For a light-house on a proper site at the mouth of Grand

river, five thousand dollars; for a light house at a proper site at Detroit river. the mouth of Detroit river, five thousand dollars; for a lightWindmill island. house on Windmill island, at the outlet of Lake St Clair, five Saginaw river. thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of Sag.

inaw river, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-liouse at Wagooshance, oor Wagooshance, or Fox point, on the Straits of Michilimackinac,

· five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of Kalamazoo riv. Kalamazoo river, five thousand dollars.

Fox Point.

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TERRITORY OF FLORIDA.

bay.

For a light-house on the most suitable site at or near the east Appalachicola entrance from the Gulf of Mexico into Appalachicola bay, to be

selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, ten thousand dollars : St. Joseph's bay. for a light house at the entrance of Saint Joseph's bay, ten thouSt. Joseph's riv. sand dollars : for three buoys at the mouth of Saint John's river,

one thousand dollars; for buoys to mark the channel from the Anpalachicola eastern pass into Appalachicola bay to the town of Appalachibay.

cola, one thousand dollars; for a light-boat to be stationed at the Key West. northwest passage, twelve miles from Key West, ten thousand Key West. dollars; for buoys at the northwest passage and harbor of Key

West, eight hundred dollars: for a light-house on the north Amelia island. point of Amelia island, eight thousand dollars ; for rebuilding Mosquito inlet. and changing the location of the light-house at Mosquito inlet,

seven thousand dollars; for placing buoys on a rock in the outer

harbor of Key West, five hundred dollars; for securing the Sand Key. foundation of the light-house on Sand Key, and for the attend

ance of a boat procured by the late keeper, one thousand six

hundred and twenty dollars; for rebuilding the light-house at Cape Florida. Cape Florida, ten thousand dollars; for a light-house on CarreyCurreyforce reel. force reef on the southeastern extremity of the coast of Florida

twenty thousand dollars.

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TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN.

Root river.

Milwaukce river. For erecting a light-house at the mouth of Milwaukee river,

five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of Manitowac viver, the Manitowac river, five thousand dollars; for a light-house at Chisewagar. Chipewagan, five thousand dollars : for erecting a light-house at Green bay. the entrance of Green bay, five thousand dollars; for erecting a Root river. light-house at Root river, five thousand dollars. Before any of the SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That before any of the

nos improvements aforesaid are commenced the Board of Navy Comrd, the Boaril of missioners shall cause an examination to be made for the purNavy Commig. sioners to cause pose of ascertaining whether the safety of navigation requires

any additional facilities, and if so what is most suitable for each and report to place needing such additional facilities, and thereupon to report the Secretary of llae Treasury. their opinion in regard to all such places as speedily as may be

improvements are commonc.

an examination wo be made, dic

to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall proceed with the 1837. works so recommended. But if, the said board after causing such examination to be made, shall be of opinion that of any said ipprovements are not needed to facilitate the navigation, or that the navigation is so inconsiderable as not to justify the proposed works, or that the same are inexpedient from any cause, no further proceeding shall be had, and their opinions with the facts shall be reported to Congress.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of Serengur, or the the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to adopt the im- adopt the improvements in lamps and lanterns of light-houses, and the mode lampe, &c., inof warming the same, invented by Isaac Dunham, if, in his opinion, after due examination, and trial thereof, (if necessary,) said improvements shall be deemed of utility in respect to the saving of expense, in repairs and support, or in respect to improving the lights: Provided the right to adopt said improvements in the Proviso. light-houses and light-boats of the United States can be obtained on terms which the Secretary shall deem reasonable.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

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venied by Isaac Dunham, og certain condi. tions.

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CHAP. 41. An ACT to authorize and sanction the sales of reserves, provided

for Creek Indians in the treaty of March twenty-tour, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, in certain cases, and for other purposes.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President ef the United States may, and he is hereby Those which authorized to, cause all the reserves belonging to the Creek In- unsold on 4tk dians by virtue of the provisions of the treaty of March twenty

be sold at pub fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, which shall remain lic auction, &c. unsold on the fourth day of April next, to be sold at public auction in the Creek country; after giving at least sixty days notice of the time, place and terms of sale in the public prints, and to cause patents to be issued to the purchasers of said reserves.

Section. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of Confirmation of the United States may, and he is hereby authorized to, confirm widow, "&c. of the sales by the widow, the widow and children, the children,

who have or or the lawful administrator of Creek Indians who have died, or may die before

4th April next, who may die, prior to the fourth day of April next, without &c. having legally disposed of said reserves, and to receive the purchase-money, or such portions of it as may not have been paid to the persons entitled to it, and to cause patents to be issued therefor to the purchasers - Provided, That sales made by Proviso. lawful administrators shall be entitled to a preference over sales made by widows and children"

SECTION. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President Payment of may, and he is hereby authorized to, pay the persons entitled may be receir. thereto, the money which may be received from the purchasers chasers under of reserves uuder the authority given in the two preceding sec- i tions, at such times and in such amounts as he shall deern best sections, &c. for the parties concerned ; or, if he think proper, to invest the

Creek Indians

money which

authority given in preceding

The President may cause $14

paid to certain

1837. whole or any part of said purchase-money in stocks, and pay

the interest to the persons entitled, in such amounts, and in such

manner, as, in his opinion, will be most advantageous for them : Proviso.

Provided, That he may cause the principal of the sum or sums

so invested to be paid to the persons entitled thereto, whenever riher proviso. he may think proper : And provided, further, That the pro

• visions of this act shall be executed under such regulations and

restrictions as the President may prescribe.. esident SECTION. 4. And be it further enacted, That it may be lawper acre to be ful for the President of the United States to cause the sum of Creek Indians. one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre to be paid to the Creek

Indians, whose names were omitted to be entered on the censusroll taken under the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and to those whose names appear on said roll, but for whom no locations have been made, who shall appear, from proper evidence,

to be justly entitled to reservations under the provisions of said Proviso.

treaty; Provided, That the sums thus payable under this section may be invested in stocks upon the same terms and conditions, and under the same regulations and restrictions as are

herein before prescribed in respect to moneys payable under the roviso first and second sections of this act, Provided further, That

no transfer by the person entitled under this section shall be

valid. Cerro Section. 5. And be it further enacted, That, for the pur

act into pose of carrying into effect the provisions of the three first seceffect.

tions of this act, the sum of ten thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, together with such sum as may be necessary to carry into effect the fourth section thereof.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

Further proviso

priated to carry

CHAP. 42. An ACT explanatory of the act entilled An act granting half-pay

to widows and orphans where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes.

the act not to

from any widow in con

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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, The benefits of That the benefits of the third section of the act entitled “ An act be withhold granting half-pay to widows and orphans, where their husbands

ng and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service sequence of her of the United States, and for other purposes," approved the fourth having married

day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall not be with held from any widow, in consequence of her having married

after the decease of the husband for whose services she may Proviso. , claim to be allowed a pension or annuity under said act: Pro

vided, That she was a widow at the time it was passed.

SECTION. 2. And be it further enacted, That the widow of tinued in ser any person who continued in the service of the United States

until the third day of November, seventeen hundred and eighty; and were be: three, and was married before that day, and while her husband fore that day, &c., emilled.” was in such service, shall be entitled to the benefits of the third section of the aforesaid act.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

Widows of rer. sons who con

vice to 30 No. vember, 1783,

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