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elsewhere as he may deem necessary, of his appointment to ad

judicate the said claims, and requiring the claimants to present Claims to be their claims and evidence; and shall thereafter proceed, with docketed. all convenient despatch, to arrange and docket the several

claims, and to consider the evidence which shall have been or may be offered by the respective claimants, allowing such further time for the production of additional evidence as he shall; consider reasonable and just; and shall thereafter adjudicateand determine the said claims, and award the ratable proportions of the several claimants in the sums which may have been received, and which may be hereafter received by the United States from the Republic of Peru, under the stipulations of the

convention aforesaid. Compensation.

Sec. 4. And he it further enacted, That the compensation of the Attorney General and his clerk, for their services in the adjudication of the said claims, and carrying the said convention and this act into effect, shall be as follows, and no more, to wit: two thousand dollars for the Attorney General, and one thousand dollars for his clerk, payable out of the first funds re

ceived under the said convention. Attorney Gene. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Attorney Genral to report to eral shall report to the Secretary of State a list of the several

awards made by him, a certified copy of which shall be trans.

mitted by the said Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Distribution. Treasury, who shall, from time to time, as they may be re

ceived, distribute in ratable proportions among ihe persons in whose favor the awards shall have been made, such sums of money or securities as may have been received into the Treasury in virtue of the said convention and this act, according to the proportion which their respective awards shall bear to the whole amount received, first deducting such sums of money as

may be due to the United States from said persons in whose Secretary of favor said awards shall be made. And the said Secretary of Treasury to is the Treasury shall cause certificates 10 be issued, in such form

as he shall prescribe, showing the proportion to which each When to be claimant may be entitled of the amount to be received ; and on paid.

the presentation of the said certificates at the Treasury, as the nett proceeds of the several instalments may be received, such proportions thereof shall be paid to the legal holders of said cer

tificates. Instalments Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the from Peru to be received.

Treasury shall cause the several instalments, with the interest thereon, payable to the United States in virtue of the said convention, or the securities therefor, to be received from the Republic of Peru, and transferred to the United States, in such manner as he way deem best; and the nett proceeds thereof to be paid into the Treasury, and the same are hereby appro

priated to pay the awards herein provided for. Records to be Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That as soon as the deposited in the duties hereby prescribed are completed by the Attorney GeneState Depart.

al, the records, documents, and all other papers relating to the

ment.

said claims in his possession shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.

Approved, August 8, 1846.

CHAP. 109.-AN ACT to establish an adılitional land district in Iowa.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americu in Congress sembled, That, for the sale of public lands in the Territory of Additional Iowa, an additional land district is hereby created, comprising lowa establish

land district in all the lands lying between the line dividing townships seven-ed. ty-five and seventy-six 'north, and the line dividing townships eighty-three and eighty-four north, which shall be called the Iowa district.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, Register and and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice Receiver

appointed. and consent of the Senate, a register and a receiver of the public moneys for the said district, who shall respectively be required to reside at the site of said office, and who shall have the same powers, perform the said duties, and be entitled to the same compensation as are or may be prescribed by law in relation to other land offices of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President is au. To be exposed thorized to cause the public lands in the said district, with the to sale.. exemption of sections numbering sixteen in each township, reserved for the use of schools, or such other lands as may be selected by law in lieu thereof, and of such other tracts as he may select for military or other purposes, to be exposed to sale in the same manner and upon the same lernis and conditions as the other public lands of the United States.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President is Site . hereby authorized to designate the site at which the said office shall be established, and to remove the same to any other place within said district, whenever, in his opinion, it may be deemed expedient.

Approved, August 8, 1846.

- CHAP. 110.-AN ACT to amend the act approved second April, eighteen hun."

dred and forty-four, entitled " An directing the disposition of certain unclaimed goods, wares, or merchandise seized for being illegally imported into 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 provisions of the act entitled “An act dic recting the disposition of certain unclaimed goods, wares, or certain unclaim merchandise seized for being illegally imported into the United

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States," approved April second, eighteen hundred and fortyfour, shall apply to all property of the appraised value of one hundred dollars or less, anything contained in any other act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, August 8, 1846.

CHAP. 111.-AN ACT granting a pension to Richard Elliott. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asName to be sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, diplaced on the rected to place Richard. Elliott, of the city of Washington, pension roll.

District of Columbia, on the pension list of revolutionary pensioners, under the act of the 7th of June, A. D. eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and allow him a pension for six months service in pursuance of said act.

Approved, August 8,1846.

CHAP. 112.-AN ACT for the relief of Patrick Masters on.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asName to be sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, auplaced on the thorized and required to place the name of Patrick Masterson, pension roll.

of Lawrence county, Kentucky, upon the revolutionary pension roll, under the act of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and grant him a pension of twenty dollars per annum, for six months service, according to the provisions of said act.

Approved, August 8, 1846.

CHAP. 113.—AN ACT for the relief of William Gump. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asPension of $$ sembled, That the Secretary of War be authorized and directed per month allowed him. to place the name of William Gump on the roll of invalid pen

sioners, and that he be paid at the rate of eight dollars per month during his life, to commence on the sixth day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-three.

Approved, August 8, 1846.

CHAP. 114.-AN ACT granting a pension to Orris Crosby.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War cause the name of Orris

Crosby, of Illinois, 10 be placed upon the roll of invalid pen- A pension of $8 sioners, at the rate of eight dollars per month during his natu- lowed. ral life; said pension to commence on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six. Approved, August 8, 1846.

CHAP. 115.-AN ACT for the relies of Griffen Kelly, (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the name of Griffen Kelly be placed upon the Pension of $8 roll of invalid pensions, and that he be allowed and paid the los sum of eight dollars per month, for and during his life, to be computed from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six.

Approved, August 8, 1846.

owed.

CHAP. 116.-AN ACT granting a pension to Josephi Dusseau. (Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be directed to place the

Pension of $6 name of Joseph Dusseau, of Michigan, upon the list of invalid per month alpensioners, at the rate of six dollars per month, and that he be lowed. entitled to receive the same from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six, for and during his natural life.

Approved, August 8, 1846.,

erwise apronunted the quisite proof be

CHAP. 117.-AN ACT for the relief of William B, Lang. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby autho- To be paid $415 rized to pay to William B. Lang, of Boston, Massachusetts, out 22, provided reof any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the given to Secre. sum of four hundred and fifteen dollars and twenty-two cents : tary of TreasuProvided, It shall be proved to his satisfaction that the collector". of the customs for the port of Boston has assessed and collected from the said William B. Lang, on the importation of sheet steel, duties to this amount, greater than the said steel was liable by law to be charged with.

Approved, August 3, 1846.

CHAP. 118.-AN ACT for the relief of Samuel Jorden.
Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asHis name to be sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, auplaced on the in pension roll.

011.** thorized and required to place the name of Samuel Jorden, of

Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, upon the pension roll, according to the provisions of the act of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and grant him a certificate for nine months' service; that is to say, for thirty dollars per annum during his natural life, beginning on the first day of January, anno Domini eighi. teen hundred and forty-four.

Approved, August 8, 1846.

CHAP. 119.-AN ACT for the relief of Wiley B, Parnell, of Blount county,

Alabama, and James A. Whiteside, of Illinois. [Set. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asAuthorized to sembled, That Wiley B. Parnell, of Blount county, Alabama, surrender the be, and he is hereby, authorized to surrender the certificate that certificate lands entered ISS

ered issued to him from
for

the Huntsville land office, in said State, under 9 mis. for the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section ter other lands number thirty-two, township number Twelve, range number in lieu thereof. two west, in said land district, entered by the said Parnell on

the fourth day of December, eighteen hundred and forty-four, under a mistake ; and, upon the surrender of said certificate, or the patent for said tract of land, if it has issued, under such rules and regulations as the Commissioner of the General Land Office may prescribe, the said Wiley B. Parnell is hereby au: thorized to enter, in lieu thereof, the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of said section, township, and range, it being

the tract the said Wiley B. Parnell intended to enter: ProviApplication to ded, That application is made by the said Wiley B. Parnell, be made within under the provisions of six months.

hin under the provisions of this act, within six months after the His entry not passage of the same: And provided further, That the entry to interfere with shall not be made to the prejudice of the rights of any other rights of others.

person or persons. Relief of James Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That James A. White: A. Whiteside. - side, of the county of Hardin, in the State of Illinois, be, and

he is hereby, authorized to surrender the patent issued to him from the Shawneetown land district, in said State, for the solithWest quarter of the northeast quarter of section cight, in town. ship eleven south, of range eight east, in said land district, en:

tered and patented by the said Whiteside, on the twenty-eighth Patent for land of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; and upon the sur

:render of said patent for the said tract of land, under such rules ceive others in and regulations as the Commissioner of the General Land Once lieu thereof.

may prescribe, the said James A. Whiteside is hereby autho rized to locate and enter, in lieu ihereof, an equal quantity of

ed, and to re

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