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thousand dollars per annum; the assistant treasurer at Boston shall be paid a salary of two ihousand five hundred dollars per annun; the assistant treasurer at Charleston shall be paid a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars per anmim; the

assistant treasurer at St. Louis shall be paid a salary of two Additional com · thousand five hundred dollars per annum; the treasurer of the pensation to the mint at Pbiladelphia shall, in addition to his present salary, mint & branch receive five hundred dollars annually, for the persormance of

the duties imposed by this act; the treasurer of the branch mint

at New Orleans shall also receive five hundred dollars annually, No officer to for the additional duties created by this act; and these salaries, ceive any com respectively, shall be in full for the services of the respective mission, &c. for officers; nor shall either of them be permitted to charge or oflicial services

receive any commission, pay, or perquisite, for any official service, of any character or description whatsoever; and the making of any such charge, or the receipt of any such compen. sation, is hereby declared to be a misdemeanor, for which the officer convicted thereof, before any court of the United States of competent jurisdiction, shall be subject to punishment by fine and imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court

before which the offence shall be tried. $5,000 appropri. Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That there shall be ated for repair, and hereby is appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the vaulis

Treasury not oiherwise appropriated, the sum of five thousand dollars, to be expended, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, in such repairs or additions as may be necessary to put in good condition for use, with as little delay as may be consistent with the public interests, the offices, rooms, vaults, and safes herein mentioned, and in the purchase of any necessary additional furniture and fixtures, in the purchase of necessary books and stationery, and in defraying any other incidental

expenses necessary to carry this act into effect. Acts and parts

Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That all acts or paits of acts conflict. of acts which come in conflict with the provisions of this act ing repealed. be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved, August 6, 1846.


CHAP. 91.-AN ACT to provide for the confirmation of certain settlement

claims in the Greensburg land district, Louisiana.

The 2d proviso [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repreofas, no Morro sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asply to the re- sembled, That the second proviso of the third section of the & Skipwith on act of eighth May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, entitled certain settle.“ An act supplementary to the several acts for adjusting the which are here: claims to land and establishing land oflices in the districts east by confirmed. of the island of New Orleans,'* shall not apply to the reports

See vol. 7, p.dated eighteenth November, eighteen hundred and twenty, 101.

and twenty-fourth July, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, of Cosby and Skipwith, on settlement claims in that part of Lou

isiana which lies east of the Mississippi river and west of Pearl river ; but such claims which, according to the said reports, were inhabited or cultivated, or where the date of settlement was before the fifteenth April, eighteen hundred and thirteen, are hereby confirmed under the other restrictions of said third section, but this confirmation shall in no manner affect prior rights, and shall only amount to a relinquishment on the part of the United States.

Approved, August 6, 1846.


CHAP. 92.-AN ACT to surrender to the State of Tennessee all title the

United States have to lands in Tennessee south and west of the line commonly called the Congressional reservation line, and to release lo said State the proceeds of such of said lands as may have been sold by the State of Tennessee as the agent of the United States.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United States hereby release and surrender

All unapproprito the State of Tennessee the right and title of the United ated land of the States to all lands in the State of Tennessee lying south and

U.S. in Tennes

see, south and west of the Congressional reservation line in said Siale which west of the conmay yet remain unappropriated, and further release and trans-gressional res. fer to said State of Tennessee the proceeds of such of said leased to said lands as may have been sold by said State, not heretofore paid

State, with the

proceeds over to the United States, nor deposited subject to the order or such

as have use of the United States, under the authority of the act of Con- been sold. gress of the eighteenth February, eighteen hundred and forty. one, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the State of Tennessee 10 issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated lands within the same,' passed the eighteenib day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six."*

*See vol. 10, p. This surrender and transfer is upon the express condition that 92.

Said State to the State of Tennessee shall, out of the proceeds of said lands,

apply $40,000 set apart and apply forty thousand dollars towards the establish of the proceeds ment and support of a college at Jackson, in the county of oft snid hands to Madison, in the State of Tennessee, if the proceeds of the sales and support of of said lands shall amount to so much ; and if the aggregate

a college. amount of said sales (not paid over nor deposited as aforesaid) shall not amount to the said sum, then whatever sin smaller than forty thousand dollars they may amount to, in accordance with the provisions contained in an act of the General Assem. bly of said State, passed in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, being chapter one hundred and seven, section eight, and in accordance wiih the desire expressed by said General Assembly, in their certain memorial to Congress, passed December four, eighteen hundred and forty-five: Provided, nev- Proviso. ertheless, That the release herein provided for to the said State of Tennessee of said lands shall be in full satisfaction for any and all services rendered and expenses incurred by said State,

or the authorities thereof, in the management, disposal, or ad-
ministration of said public lands, and as agent or agents of the
United States, in virtue of the provisions of the act entitled
"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the
State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain
lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant
and unappropriated lands within the same, passed the eigh-
teenth February, eighteen hundred and forty-one:" And, pro-
vided, also, That all the said lands the release of which is
herein provided for, and the proceeds thereof, shall be and re-
main subject to all the same claims, incuimbrances, and liabili-
ties in relation to “ North Carolina land warrants," or other
claims of North Carolina, as the same would or could be sub-
ject to as regards the United States, if the same were not so as
aforesaid released.

Approved, August 7, 1846.

CHAP. 93.-AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Robert Fulton.

Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asTo be paid sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to the heirs of the claims of of Robert Fulton seventy-six thousand ihree hundred dollars, Robert Fullon. out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated,

in full of the claims of the said Robert Fulion against the United States, due at the time of the death of the said Fulton, for inventing floating steam batteries, and superintending the construction of the steam frigate Fulton, for the detention of, and damages to, his steamboat Vesuvius, and for the great benefits conferred on the country by his improvements in the application of steam to navigation.

Approved, August 7, 1846.

CHAP. 94.-AN ACT making appropriations for certain defensive works of

the United States for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven,

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep: resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any inappropriated money in the

Treasury, for the preservation, repair, and construction of certain fortifications for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth day of

June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. Purchase of de. For the purchase from the State of New York of the defenfensive works on Staten Is. sive works on Staten Island, together with the land bought by land, N. Y. with the State for the site of said works, with all the material on and land for site.

about them, and for repairs of said works when the title of the State of New York shall have been extinguished, one hundred

thousand dollars: Provided, That the Executive be, and he Proviso.
is hereby, anthorized to dispose of the site and materials of old
Fort Gansevoort, and to apply the proceeds of such sale to the
repair of the works on Staten Island.

For the commencement of batteries on Sollers's Point flats, Sollers’ Point below Baltimore, thirty thousand dollars.

flats. For the commencenient of a sort at the entrance to Cumber.

Cumberland land sound, Georgia, twenty thousand dollars.

sound, Georgia. For the commencement of a fort on the east side of Dauphin Dauphin island island, Mobile bay, Alabama, twenty thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of Adjustment of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to take such Patch island. steps as he may deem advisable for adjusting the tiile to the Pea Patch island; and, should the same be found to be adverse to the United States, that he cause the value to be ascertained by arbitration, according to the agreement entered into between the Secretary of War and the agent of the claimants.

Approved, August 8, 1846.




CHAP. 95.-AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the army for

the year ending on the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

(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, appropriated for the support of the army for the year ending on the shirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-seven:

For pay of the army, one million three hundred and twenty. Pay. nipe thousand three hundred and seventy-four dollars.

For commutation of officers' subsistence, four hundred and Officers' subsixty-five thousand eight hundred and thirty-two dollars.

sistence. For commutation of forage for officers' horses, including ar Forage. rears since commencement of hostilities, one hundred and thirty-one thousand six hundred and three dollars.

For payments in lieu of clothing to oflicers' servants, twenty- Clothing to offieight thousand eight hundred and thirty dollars.

For subsistence in kind, four hundred and sixty-eight thou- Subsistence. sand one hundred and ninety.three dollars and sixty-seven cents. For clothing for the army, camp and garrison equipage, two Clothing, camp

garrison hundred and thousand dollars.

cers servants.


equipage. For expenses of recruiting, twelve thousand and twenty-two "Recruiting.


For three months' extra pay to non-commissioned officers, Extra pay to musicians, and privates, sixteen thousand dollars.


sioned officers, For the regular supplies of the quartermaster's department, &c. consisting of fuel, forage in kind for the authorized number of Regular supofficers' horses, and for the horses, mules, and oxen belonging Quartermasters to the quartermaster's department at the several military posts department. and stations, and for the horses of the two regiments of dra

goons, and the four companies of light artillery; of straw for soldiers' bedding; and of stationery, including company and other blank books for the army, certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the pay and quartermaster's departments, and the printing of Department orders, army regulations, and gen

eral regulations, two hundred and five thousand dollars. Incidental ex For the incidental expenses of the quartermaster's departpenses of the ment, consisting of postage on letters and packets received by department. officers on public service; expenses of courts-martial and courts

of inquiry, including the additional compensation to judge advocates, members, and witnesses, while on that service, under the act of the sixteenth of March, eighteen hundred and two; extra pay to soldiers employed in the erection of barracks and quarters, the construction of roads, and other constant labor, for periods of not less than ten days, under the act of second of March, eighteen hundred and nineteen; expenses of expresses from the frontier posis; of escorts to paymasters; of the necessary articles for the interment of non-commissioned officers and soldiers ; hire of laborers; compensation to clerks to the officers of the quartermaster's department; at posis where their duties cannot be performed without such aid ; and compensation to agents in charge of dismantled works, and to such wagon and forage masters as it may be necessary to employ, linder the act of the fifth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; various expenditures necessary to keep the two regiments of dragoons and the four companies of light artillery complete, including the purchase of horses to supply the place of those which may be lost and become unfit for service; shoeing horses; and the apprehension of deserters ; and the expenses incidental to their

pursuit, one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. + Repairing and For repairing and enlarging barracks, quarters, store-houses, enlarging bar-and hospitals at the several posts; for erecting temporary canracks, &c.

lopments at such posts as may be occupied during the year, and gun-houses for the protection of the cannon at the several posts and military works, including the necessary tools and materials for the objects enumerated, and for the authorized furniture of the barrack-rooms of non commissioned officers and soldiers; building and repairing stables for dragoons and light artillery; for rent of quarters for officers, barracks for troops at posts where there are no public buildings for their accommodation, and of store houses for the safe-keeping of subsistence, clothing, &c., and of grounds for summer cantonments and encampments for military purposes, one hundred and sixty

thousand dollars. Transportation

For transportation of officers' baggage, when travelling on of officers bag. duty without troops, fisty thousand dollars. gage.

For transportation of troops and supplies of the army, inTransportation of troops and cluding the baggage of troops when moving either by land or supplies, &c. water; freights and ferriages; the purchase or hire of horses,

mules, oxen, carts, wagons, and boats, for the transportation of supplies, and for garrison purposes; drayage and cartage at the

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