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CHAP. 3.-AN ACT to 'repeal the act which abolished the office of one of the Inspectors General of the army, and to revive and establish said, office.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enncled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That so much of the fourth section of an act, ap- Repeal of sec proved the (weniy third day of August, one thousand eight 23, 1842, abonhundred and forty iwo, entitled “ An aci respecting the organishing the office

of one of the Inization of the armiy, and for other purposes,'* as directs that the pecwr's Geneoffice of one inspecior general of the armiy shall be abolished, ral.

*Sce vol. 10. and the inspector discharged, shall be, and the same is bereby p. 235. repealed; and all acts and parts of acis so repealed shall be, Revived and

continued in and the same hereby are, revived and continued in force.

Approved, January 12, 1846.


CHAP. 4.-AN ACT to continue the office of the Commissioner of Pensions.

[Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hose of Represenlatives of the Unitrd States of America in Congress asseinbled, That the authoriy given to continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions by the act of the twentieth of Janvary, eighteen hundred and forty three. entitled "An act 10 continue the office of rommissioner of Pensions,” be extended to Office of Comthe fourth of March, eighteen hundred and forty-vine, and no me

Pensione continlonger.

ued 10 March 4, Approved, January 14, 1846.




CHAP. 5.–An act for the relief of James Bogardus. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the patent granted to Jaines Bogardus, bearing Patent of Jan. date on the eighteenth day of January, eighleen hundred and ne

"m area and new ed and erthirty Iwo, for his invention of a new and useful mill, now tended. known as 6. Bogardus' Excentric Universal M:11," be and the same is hereby renewed and extended for the term of fourteen years from and after the eighteenth day of January, eighteen hundred and forty six, and the Commissioner of Palenis is hereby direcied to make a certificate of such renewal and extension.

Approved, January 14, 1846.

CHAP. 6.-AN ACT establishing certain post roules. [Sec. 1.) Be it en icled by the Senute and House of Representatives of the United Stutes of Amrrica in ('ongress as. sembled, That there be and is hereby established a post roule

established. from New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, along the Gulf



const to Galveston, thence to Velasco, to Matagorda, 10 Pass Aransas, and 10 Corpus Christi, in Toxits, hy land or water, as the Postmaster General niay deem expedient; thai a post route be also established from Galveston, via the city of Houston, S.10 Felipe de Austin, Lagrange, and Bastrop, to Ausi' n. Also, the following routes : From Fulton, in the state of Arkansas, via Boston, Ciurksville, Bonham, and Falls of the Brazos, to Austin , from Nilchitoches, via Sabine Town, Nacogdo. ches, Cruckeli's, and Washington, 1o Lagiange ; from Shieve. port, in the State of Louisiana, via Pulaski, 10 Nacogdoches; from Velasco, via Brasoria, Texana, Victoria, and Goliad, to San Antonio de Bexar; from she cily of Housion to Robbin's

Ferry ; from Austin 10 San Antonio de Bexar; and that it Postmaster shall be the duty of the Pustmasier General 10 counci for con

..COD: veying a mail on said routes as soon as can conveniently be ing the mail ón done after the passage of this act. said routes.

Approved, February 6, 1846.

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CHAP. 7.-AN ACT relative to Collectors and other officers of the Customs. '

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

resemintices of the United Sules of America in Congress usOficers of the senhled, That collectors and all other officers of the customs, custom Holi" seiving for a less period ihan a year, shall not be raiel for ibe en. than a pro rata vire year, but shall be allowed in no case a greater than a pro rota compensation for of the maximum compensation of the said officers respeirivethe i me they

ly for the tinie only which they actually serve as such colleciors or officers, whether the same be under one or more appointmenis, or before or afier confirmation. And no collector or other officer shall, in any case, receive for his services, ei:her as sees, salary, times, penalties, forfeitures, or otherwise, for the time he may be in service, beyond the maximum pro ratu rate

provided by law, Accounts for Sec. 2. Au be it further enacted, That all accounts for salary lo he rev- salary, competisition, and emoluments shall be rendered quar

her y jerly at ihe end of each quarter of the fiscal year. Additional du Sec. 3. vind be il further enacier, Thai no portion of the ties not to be addicional dwies provided by the sevenlernth section of the any officers of act of Angiisi Thirnieih, eighteen hundred and forty iwo, en.

beritled “ An act to provide revenue from imports, and to change Treasury.

and modify existing laws imposing duties on iniporis, and for other purposes,” shall be deemed a fine, penally, or forfeiinre, for the purpose of being di-tributed in any officer of the cus. toms; but ihe whole amount thereof, when received, shall be

paid directly into the treasury. Repen) of acts Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts inconsistent of acis inconsisieni wish this art are hereby repealed.

Approved, February 11, 1846.

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CHAP. 8.-AN ACT to enlarge the powers of the several Orphans' Courts

held in and for the District of Columbia.

case of failure

(Sec. 1.7 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That The several Orphans' Couris held in and for Orphans' courte die District of Columbia be, and they are hereby, authorized of the District of and empowered 10 appoint a guardian or guardians to any and thorized to apn every infant orphan who may now or hereafier be entitled or po go nians

"w intant orphbave right or claim 10 any property, real, personal, or mixed, an-, in certain within, or whose person and residence may be within, the ju. cases. riediciion of said couri, except when said orphan may have a Testamentary guardian ; and shall require of said guardians so May require appointed, and of testamentary guardians, unless directed or her 6

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bond and setWise by the will appointing ihem, bond, with good and suffi- risy. unless oth

on erwise directed cient surely, as now required by law. And when any insanı, 61

wam, by will. whose father may be living, shall, by gift or oiherwise, be en. May cmnel litled 10 any property separate from the father, it shall and may

Gother it shall and may fainers of infant be lawful for said courts to compel the father, as natural guar. may be entitled dian, to give bond and security to account for said property, bo pri

mopery gire bond and and to compel him to account, as guardians in other cases; and secuniy, and in if he shall tail or refuse to give such bond, or, at his request, said ca

'may appont contris shall have power to appoint a special guardian 10 take special guardicharge of said property, who shall give hond and security as in ans. other cases, but with condition 10 suit the case.

Sec. 2. And be it further ennicled, That in all cases where Such guardiany of said courts have heretofore appointed, or may hereafter an to give addice

tional security if appoint, a guardian or guardians, or taken bond, or may here- necestary, and aller lake bond, froin any guardian or giardians, and shall at white any time have good cause to believe that the interest of the ward gnied, may be or wards may require it, said court shall have power and au- dismissed. thority to coinpel said guardian or guardians to give addisional Sand courts to other or further security, in such time as said court niny di- have power, by Tect; and upon his failure to comply with the order of court Bonment, to endirecting such security, siid court shall have power and air force a compli

"ance wth such hority, and it shall be their duty to dismiss said guardian from orders; or may office, and appoint another in his stead, and order ihe estate of order their Mar

shal to take posthe ward to be forth with delivered to the newly appointed guar- serioul of and dian and shall have power, by fine and imprisonment, or any deliver the prom legal process, 10 compel and enforce a compliance with such per order, or may, where it can be so done, order their marshal to lake possession of and deliver the property: Provided, however, Proviso. That no order shall be made directing a guardian to give new security until he shall have been duly summoned to show calise againsi, or have had ten day's notice in writing of the intended application. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where

Said courts

many order and any of said couris have heretofore appointed or may hereaster require adminisappoint an administrator or adıninistrators, or have taken or may trutors, or ex

ecutors, to give lake bond from any executor or executors to any last will and tes. Other and furthlament, and shall at any iline become satisfied ihat the security er security is

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it shall and may be law ful for the said court to order and res,
quire the said administrator or administrators, executor or ex-
ecutors, to give additional other or further security, and to re..

move such administrator or administrators, executor or executors, In case of fail-:7

olj if they shall fail or refuse to comply with such order, and ap.y. with such order, point an administrator or adıninistrators in his or their stead, may appoint and coll further hove

ponin and shall further have power to order and require any assets or. trator or admin-estate of the decedent, which may remain inadministered, 10 tors in stead. be delivered to said newly appoinied administrator or adminis.

trators de bonis non, and to enforce a compliance with such Proviso

order by fine and attachment, or any other legal process: Pro-'. vided, however, That said administrator or administrators, ex., ccultor or executors, shall first be summoned to show cause against such orders, or hare ten days' notice, in writing, of the

iniended application. How powers Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the powers herein may be execut

granted 10 said courts, by the forgoing sections of this act, may be exercised by said couris ex officio, or on the application of

any one interested. Act to continue Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in in force from its force from and after its passage, paesage.

Approved, February 20, 1846.

CHAP. 9.-AN ACT for the relief of William Elliot, junior; of Fultor',

county, State of Illinois.




of land.


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

sentatives of the United States of Anericu in Congress as. Permitted to sembled, That William Elliot, junior, of Fulton county, State onter at mini

" of Illinois, be and he is hereby periniited to enter at the miniquarter secuion mum price per acre, the northwest quarter of section thirty,

in township numbered five, norih of range numbered four, east

of the fourth principal meridian, the same being within the Final certificate Quincy land district in said Slatc; and upon the payment of and patent to is

the purchase money therefor a final certificate and patent shall ** Proviso. issile as in other cases: Provided, That if ani bona fide as

signment or sale of said tract were made by said William Elliot, junior, after his erroneous entry thereof in February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty six, then said patent shall enure to the benefit of such purchaser or assignee of said William, notwithstanding said original entry may have been subsequenily cancelled by order of the Commissioner of the General Land Office.

Approved, March 11, 1816.

CHAP. 10.-AN ACT to repeal the act requiring one of the Judges of

the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia hereafter to reside in Al elandria.

[SEC. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America ii Congress 118sembled, Thai the act entitled "An acı requiring one of the Act requiring a Judges of the Circuit Court of the District of Columbia here.

S t Ol Vonummi neie to reside in Alafter to reside in Alexandria,” approved the fourth day of exandria ropealApril, eighteen hundred and forty-four, be and the sanie is d. hereby repealed.

Approved, March 24, 1846.

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CHAP. 11.-AN ACT to authorize the Secretary of the Navy to contract for

the purchase of Americ.n water-rolled hemp for the use of the navy.

(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 Navy be and he is here. Serretary of

the Navy to enby authorized to enter into contract for a period not exceeding er into con three years for the purchase of American water-rotted hemp for iract tor Ameri

can water-rotted the use of ihe navy.

hemp. Approved, March 30, 1846.

CHAP. 12.-An ACT for the relief of David F. Williamson, of Pope county,

State of Arkansas.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.. sentatives of the United Stales of America in Congress as. sembled, That the enery of the northwest quarter of section Entry of secnamber twenty nine, in township number eighi uorih, of range tion in the name?

20 of David F Wila nnmber twenty west in ihe name of David F. Williamson, liamron conmade at the Johnson Couri House land office, in the State of tirmed, and a pe

tent to issue. Arkansas, per certificate number six hundied and sevenleen of that office, be, and the saine is hereby confirmed, and a patent shall issue thereon as in other cases.

Approved, April 27, 1846.'

CHAP. 13 - AN ACT making appropriations for the payment of revolution

ary and other pensions ol the Unised States for the year ending the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and for other purposes.

Sec. 1.] Be il enacted by the Senate and House of Represent lives of thr United States of America in Congress assembled, Thai the following sims be and the same are hereby appropriated, one of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of pensions for ihe year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.

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