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visions of this act : Provided, That so much of the fifty-sixth Repeal of sec. section of the general collection law of the second of March, conflicting seventeen hundred and ninety-nine, and the thirteenth section here with. of the act of the thirtieth of August, eighteen hundred and forty- 189.
*See vol. 3, p. two, to provide revenue from imports, and to change and "See vol. 10, p. modify existing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes, as conflicts wiih the provisions of this act, shall be, and is hereby, repealed, excepting that nothing contained in in this act shall be construed to extend the time now prescribed by law for selling unclaimed goods: Provided, also, That all Proviso. goods of a perishable nature, and all gunpowder, fire-crackers, and explosive substances, deposited as aforesaid, shall be sold forth with.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any goods, when Goods may be deposited in the public stores in the manner provided for in the withdrawn and foregoing section, may be withdrawn therefrom and transported another port of to any other port of entry under the restrictions provided for in entry under cer. the act of the second of March, seventeen hundred and ninety. nine®, in respect to the transportation of goods, wares, and mer. *See vol. 3, pchandise from one collection district to another, to be exported with the benefit of drawback; and the owner of such goods so Owner shall to be withdrawn for transportation shall give his bond, with give bond.. sufficient sureties, in double the amount of the duties chargeable on them, for the deposite of such goods in store in the port of entry to which they shall be destined, such bond to be cancel. led when the goods shall be redeposited in store in the collection district to which they shall be transported : Provided, That Proviso. nothing contained in ihis section shall be construed to extend the time during wbich goods may be kept in store, after their original importation and entry, beyond the term of one year.
ŠEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That if any warehoused Goods fraudu. goods shall be fraudulently concealed in or removed from any lently conceal. public or private warehouse the same shall be forfeited to the io be forfeited. United States; and all persons convicted of fraudulently concealing or removing such goods, or of aiding or abetting such concealment or removal, shall be liable to the same penalties Penalty. which are now imposed for the fraudulent introduction of goods into the United Siates; and if any importer or proprietor of any Penalty for
fraudulently warehoused goods, or any person in his eniploy, shall by any opening ware. contrivance frandulently open the warehouse, or shall gain house, &c. ex. access to the goods except in the presence of the proper officer of emple of an presa the customs, acting in the execution of his duty, such importer cer of the cusor proprietor shall forfeit and pay for every such offence tome. one thousand dollars. And any person convicted of altering, Penalty for aldefacing, or obliterating any mark or marks which have been tering, 'obliter.
&ting, or defae. placed by any officer of the revenue on any package or pack
ing marks. ages of warehoused goods shall forfeit and pay for every such offence five hundred dollars. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the collectors of Collectors to
make quarterly the several ports of the United States shall make qnarterly reports to the Secretary of the Treasury, according to such gen.
eral instructions as the said Secretary may give, of all goods which remain in the warehouses of their respective ports, specifying the quantity and description of the same; which re. turns, or tables formed thereon, the Secretary of the Treasury shall forthwith cause to be published in the principal papers of
the city of Washington. Secretary of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury to the Treasury be and he is hereby authorized to make, from maibad necessa: cime to time, such regulations, not inconsistent with the laws of Ty to give full the United States, as may be necessary to give full effect to the effect to this
provisions of this act, and secure a just accountability under the same. And it shall be the duty the Secretary to report such regulations to each succeeding session of Congress.
Approved, August 6, 1846.
CHAP. 85.-AN ACT to repeal an act entitled “ An act for the relief of the
Stockbridge tribe of Indians in the Territory of Wisconsin," approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-threc, and for other purposes.
[Sec. J.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United Stutes of America in Congress as. Repeal of act of sembled, That the act entitled " An act for the relief of the Mar. 3, 1843. Stockbridge tribe of Indians in the Territory of Wisconsin," *Sce vol. 10, p. approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-three, * be and Restored to an. the same is hereby repealed ; and the said Stockbridge tribe or cient form of nation of Indians is restored to their ancient form of govern. government.
ment, with all powers, rights, and privileges held and exercised by them under their customs and usages, as fully and com
pletely as though the above recited act had never passed. Sub-agent at Sec. 2. And be it further enated, That the sub-agent of Green Bay to Indian affairs at Green Bay, under the direction of the Goverof Indians who vor of Wisconsin, who shall be a commissioner for this purdesire to be.
shall be required to open a book for the enrolment of the of U. S. names of such persons of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians as
shall desire to become and remain citizens of the United States, immediately upon the passage of this law; and three months shall be allowed after the opening of said books for the enrolment, within which time it shall be the duty of all desiring cit.
izenship to come forward in person and file their application. Sub-agent to After the expiration of the three months, the said sub agent shall divide the land divide the said township of land now held by the Stockbridges bridges into two on the Winnebago lake into two districts, to be known and districts. designated its the Indian district and the citizen district, according
to the strength and numbers of their respctive parties, and the How the lands laws and usages in said tribe. The lands in the Indian district are to be held.
are to remain and to be held in common; those in the citizen district are to be divided ; and to each Indian who becomes a
citizen the said sub agent shall assign, by distinct metes and Sub-agent to bounds, his ratable proportion of land. And, afier the division make out three and allotment are completed, it shall be the duty of the said Visions made.
vees who be
sub-agent to make out three copies of the divisions thus made, one of which he shall file with the clerk of the district court of the county in which the citizen district of land may be situated; one other copy he shall file in the land office at Green Bay, in Wisconsin Territory, and the other shall be returned to the Secretary of War. And, upon the receipt of the said return Patents to issue by the Secretary of War, patents may be issued to the individ to those renerual reservees who become citizens, upon the receipt of which a come citizens. uitle ia fee simple to the lot of land shall vest in ihe patentee ; and all transfers and assignments of the land made previous to the issuance of the patent shall be null and void : Provided, Proviso. however, That those Indians who become citizens shall forfeit all right to receive any portion of the annuity which may now be or may become due the nation of Stockbridges, by virtue of any treaty heretofore entered into by this Government with said Stickbridges.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in consideration $5,000 to be of the moneys paid by said Stockbridge nation of Indians to the paid them for Winnebagoes and Menomonies in the years eighteen hundred by them to the and twenty-one and eighteen hundred and twenty-two, and all Winnebagoes
and Menomoother claims, the sum of five thousand dollars be paid to said tribe of Indians by the Secretary of War; and for this purpose Appropriation. the said sum of five thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided That nothing in this act contained Proviso. shall be construed to impair any claim which said nation may have upon the Delaware nation to a share of the lands assigned to them west of the Missouri river.
Approved, August 6, 1846.
CHAP. 86 -AN ACT to provide for the final settlement of the accounts of
John Crowel), late agent for the Creek Indians. (Sec. 1 ) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That nothing in the act of the third of March, in the Nothing in gen. year one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, entitled “ An eral appropriaact making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses 3, 1845, to be of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, construed as a eighteen hundred and forty-six, and for other purposes,” shall ment of his acbe construed as a bar 10 the settlement of the accounts of John counts and the Crowell, late agent of the Creek nation of Indians; and for whatever may the payment of any sum or sums of money, if any found due be due him. to the said Crowell, or to his heirs or legal representatives, by the proper accounting officers; the necessary amount is hereby Appropriation. appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, August 6, 1846.
CHAP. 87.--AN ACT for the relier of Harriet Ward.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress us-Pension of $9 sembled, That the Secretary of the Navy cause the name of 50 per month Harriet 'Ward to be placed upon the naval pension roll, under
the act of third of March, eighteen hundred and seventeen, at the rate of nine dollars and fifty cents per month, commencing on the first day of January, Anno Domini cighteen hundred and forty-six.
Approved, August 6, 1846.
CHAP. 88.-AN ACT for the relief of Ebenezer Ballard.
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. Pension of $8 sembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, per month al- directed to place the name of Ebenezer Ballard on the pension
roll of invalid pensioners, at the rate of eight dollars per month, commencing on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six.
Approved, August 6, 1846.
CHAP. 89 -AN ACT to enable the people of Wisconsin Territory to form
a constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep.
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe people of sembled, That the people of the Territury of Wisconsin be and Wisconsin au- they are hereby authorized to form a Constitution and State a constitution & Government, for the purpose of being admitted into the Union State Govern
on an equal footing with the original states in all respects whatment.
soever, by the name of the State of Wisconsin, with the follow. Boundaries. ing boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the northeast corner of
the State of Illinois—that is to say, at a point in the centre of Lake Michigan where the line of forty-two degrees and thirty minutes of north latitude crosses the same; thence, running with the boundary line of the State of Michigan, through Lake Michigan, Green Bay, to the mouth of the Menomonie river ; thence up the channel of said river to the Brulé river; thence up said last mentioned river to Lake Brulé; thence along the southern shore of Lake Brulé in a direct line to the centre of the channel between Middle and South islands, in the Lake of the Desert; thence in a direct line 10 the head-waters of the Montreal river, as marked upon the survey made by Captain Cramm; thence down the main channel of the Montreal river to the middle of Lake Superior ; thence shrough the centre of Lake Superior to the mouth of the St. Louis river; thence up
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the main channel of said river to the first rapids in the same, above the Indian village, according to Nicollet's map; thence due south to the inain branch of the river St. Croix; thence down the main channel of said river to the Mississippi ; thence down the centre of the main channel of that river to the northwest corner of the State of Illinois; thence due east with the northern boundary of the State of Illinois to the place of be. ginning, as established by “An act to enable the people of the Illinois Territory to form a Constitution and State Government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States," approved April eighteen,
*See vol. 6, p. eighteen hundred and eighteen.*
292, Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, to prevent all Jarisdietion of disputes in reference to the jurisdiction of islands in the said Ishan Brulé and Menomonie rivers, the line be so run as to include nie rivers. within the jurisdiction of Michigan all the islands in the Brulé and Meriomonie rivers, (to the extent in which said rivers are adopted as a boundary,) down to, and inclusive of, the Quinnesec falls of the Menomonie; and from thence the line shall be so run as to include within the jurisdiction of Wisconsin all the islands in the Menomonie river, from the falls aforesaid down to the junction of said river with Green bay; Provided, Proviso. That the adjustment of boundary, as fixed in this act, between Wisconsin and Michigan shall not be binding on Congress unless the same shall be ratified by the State of Michigan on or before the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said State of To have con. Wisconsin shall have concurrent jurisdiction on the Mississippi, current juris
diction on the and all other rivers and waters bordering on the said State of Mississippi and Wisconsin, so far as the same shall form a common boundary other rivers. to said State and any other State or States now or hereafter to be formed or bounded by the same ; and said river and waters, Navigable waand the navigable waters leading into the same, shall be com-mon highways.
ters to be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of said State as to all other citizens of the United States, without any tax, duly, impost, or toll therefor.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Laws of U. S. admission of the State of Wisconsin into the Union, in nur- extended to said suance of this act, the laws of the United States, which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the Siate of Wisconsin as elsewhere within the United States; and said State shall constitute one district, and be called the Shall constitute district of Wisconsin; and a district court shall be held therein, trict. to consist of one judge, who shall reside in the said district and A district court be called a district judge. He shall hold at the seat of govern - Sessions of the
** to be held. ment of said State iwo sessions of said court annually, on the court & powers
and jurisdiction first Mondays in January and July, and he shall in all things of a have and exercise the same jurisdiction and powers which were by law given to the judge of the Kentucky district, under an act entitled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the