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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS
THE THIRD SESSION
ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND ALL PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT, PROMULGATED WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT AFFECT ANY
LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS
THE UNITED STATES;
PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD
AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUM-
Martin Van Buren, President. Richard M. Johnson, Vice President, and President
of the Senate. James K. Polk, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
age of members
CHAP. 1. An ACT making appropriations, in part, for the support of Government
for the years eighteen hundred and thirty-eight and eighteen hundred and thirtynine.
Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, Appropriations appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, viz:
For pay and mileage of members of Congress and Delegates, Pay and mile. three hundred and seventy thousand nine hundred and forty-oncong four dollars;
For pay of the officers and clerks of the Senate and House Pay of officers, of Representatives, forty-three thousand four hundred dollars; &c. of Congress, For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and con- Contingent ex
penses or Senale. tingent expenses of the Senate, thirty-five thousand dollars; per
For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and con- Contingent extingent expenses of the House of Representatives, one hundred penses. Huse thousand dollars.
tives. The said two sums last mentioned to be applied to the pay. Two last sume ment of the ordinary expenditures of the Senate and House of apoi Representatives, severally, and to no other purpose.
JAMES K. POLK,
RH. M. JOHNSON,
President of the Senate.
M. VAN BUREN.
applicable only to the ordinary expeuses.
CHAP. 2. An Act to provide for carrying into effect the convention between the
United States of America and the Republic of Texas for marking the boundary between them.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress us
the Presidt. with
be appointed in
1839. sembled, That the commissioner and surveyor to be appointed, The comr. and on the part of the United States, according to the first article of Surveyor be the convention between the United States of America and the appointed under the 1st an. of the Republic of Texas for marking the boundary between them, be appointed by concluded April twenty-five, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, the consent of be severally appointed by the President of the United States, "A Cork so the by and with the consent of the Senate, together with a clerk to
nissinner in the said commissioner, to be appointed in the same manner; and the samemanner. that for the purpose of carrying into effect the said first article
of said convention, there be appropriated, out of any money in Appropriations the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums: Commissioner's For the salary of the commissioner, two thousand five hunsalary dred dollars;
Surveyer's sa. For the salary of the surveyor, two thousand dollars; a Cierk's salary. For the salary of the clerk, one thousand two hundred dol
lars: Provided, That the salaries of the said officers shall not Salaries when w commence." commence until they shall be ordered into service. Contingent er. For other expenses of the survey of boundary required by
said convention, including the purchase of instruments, wages to persons employed, and other contingencies, ten thousand dollars.
Approved, January 11th, 1839.
pose the dist. of
CHAP. 3. An ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to require the judge of the
district of East and West Tennessee to hold a court at Jackson, in said State," ap proved June eighteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. Counties to com. sembled, That to the counties specified in the first section of the West Tennessee. act to which this is an amendment, the counties of Madison,
Henderson, and Weakly, are hereby added to compose the disCounties to com. trict of West Tennessee, and the residue of the counties of the pose the Middle district of Ten said State of Tennessee, formerly composing the district of West
Tennessee, shall compose one district, to be called the Middle
District of Tennessee. The court to be Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the court to be held
ckson at Jackson, in addition to the ordinary jurisdiction and power of in addition todistrict court juris- a district court, shall, within the limits of its district, have jurisdiction, shall have circe. couri diction of all causes, except appeals and writs of error, which jurisdiction in all Cases, except ab now are, or hereafter may by law be, made cognizable in a cirpolomon od writs cuit court, and shall proceed therein in the same manner as a
circuit court. Said court in be Sec. 3. And be it firther That the said court shall be held on 1st Monday in
haylannually on the first Monday in April, at the town of Jackson, April, al Jack in the county of Madison, in said State, and all writs and other
Writs and other process may be returnable to such court on the first Monday in process, when and how return. April, and also at rules on the first Monday in October, in the
same manner as to the regular sessions of said court; and the said writs and other process may also bear test on the first Monday in October, as though a session of the court was held on that day at Jackson; and writs and other process issued pre
and how return. able &c.