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Shall appoint a United States." He shall appoint a clerk for snid district, who clerk, &c.

shall reside and keep the records of said court at the place of Fees.

holding the samé; and shall receive for the services performed

by him the same fees to which the clerk of the Kentucky Compensation district is by law entitled for similar services. There shall be of judge.

allowed to the judge of said district court the annual compensation of fifteen hundred dollars, to commence from the date of his appointment, to be paid quarterly at the Treasury of the

United States. District Attor. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there shall be ported. be ap appointed in said district a person learned in the law to act as Compensation attorney of the United States, who, in addition to the stated

sees, shall be paid the sum of two hundred dollars annually by the United States, as a full compensation for all extra services;

the said payment to be made quarterly at the Treasury of the Marshial to be United States. And there shall also be appointed a marshal appointed. Duties, fees, &

for said district, who shall perform the same duties, be subject compensation to the same regulations and penalties, and be entitled to the

same fees, as are prescribed and allowed to marshals in other districts; and shall, moreover, be allowed the sum of two hun

dred dollars annually as a compensation for all extra services. To be entitled Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, until another census 10 iwo Repre-shall be taken and apportionment made, the State of Wisconsin sentatives Congress.

shall be entitled to two Representatives in the Congress of the

United States. Propositions Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the following prosubmitted to the positions are hereby submitted to the convention which shall convention, &c. assemble for the purpose of forming a constitution for the State

of Wisconsin, for acceptance or rejection; and if accepted by said convention, and ratified by an article in said constitution, they shall be obligatory on the United States :

First. That section numbered sixteen, in every township of the public lands in said Slate, and, where such section has been sold or otherwise disposed of, other lands equivalent thereto, and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to said State for the use of schools.

Second. That the seventy-two sections or two entire town. ships of land set apart and reserved for the use and support of a university by an act of Congress, approved on the twelfth day of June, eighteen hundred and thiriy-eight, entiiled “An act concerning a seminary of learning in the Territory of Wis. consin," are hereby granted and conveyed to the State, to be appropriated solely to the use and support of such university, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe.

Third. That ten entire sections of land, to be selected and located under the direction of the Legislature, in legal divisions of not less than one quarter section, from any of the unappropriated lands belonging to the United States within the said State, are hereby granted to the said State, for the purpose of completing the public buildings of the said State, or for the erection of others at the seat of government, under the direction ot' the Legislature thereof.

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Fourth. That all salt springs within said Stale, not exceeding twelve in number, with six sections of land adjoining, or as contiguous as may be lo each, shall be granted to the State for its use; the same to be selected by the Legislature thereof within one year after the admission of said State ; and, when so selected, to be used or disposed of on such terms, conditions, and regulations as the Legislature shall direct: Provided, That no salt spring or land, the right whereof is now vested in any individual or individuals, or which may hereafier be confirmed or adjudged to any individual or individuals, shall, by this section, be granted to said State.

Firth. That five per cent. of the nett proceeds of sales of all public lands lying within the said State, which have been or shall be sold by Congress, from and after the admission of said State into the Union, after deducting all the expenses incident to the same, shall be paid to the said State for the purpose of making public roads and canals in the same, as the Legislature sball direct: Provided, That the foregoing propositions herein offered are on the condition that the said convention which shall form the constilution of said State shall provide by a clause in said constitution, or an ordinance, irrevocable without the consent of the United States, that said State shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the soil within the same by the United States, nor with any regulations Congress may find necessary for securing the title in such soil to bona fide purchasers thereof; and that no tax shall be imposed on lands the property of the United States; and that in no case shall nonresident proprietors be taxed higher than residents.

Approved, August 6, 1846.

CHAP. 90.-AN ACT to provide for the better organization of the Treasury,

and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public

revenue. Whereas, by the fourth section of the act entitled " An act to

Preamble: establish the Treasury Department," approved September two, seventeen hundred and eighty-nine, it was provided that it should be the duty of the Treasurer to receive and keep the moneys of the United States, and to disburse the same lipon warrants drawn by the Secretary of the Treasury, countersigned by the Comptroller, and recorded by the Register, and not otherwise : and whereas it is found necessary to make further provisions to enable the Treasurer the better to carry into effect the intent of the said section in relation to the receiving and disbursing the moneys of the United States: Therefore

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the Uniled States of America in Congress as. sembled, .That the rooms prepared and provided in the new The Treasury

of the U.S. de. Treasury building at the seat of Government for the use of the Treasurer of the United States, his assistants, and clerks, and

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occupied by them, and also the fire-proof vaults and safes erected in said rooins for the keeping of the public moneys in the pos. session and under the immediate control of said Treasurer, and such other apartments as are provided for in this act as places

of deposite of the public money, are hereby constituted and Moneys paid declared to be, the Treasury of the United States. And all inte same sub. ject to the deri moneys paid into the same shall be subject to the draft of the of the Treasu- Treasurer, drawn agreeably to appropriations made by law. U. S. Mint at. DEC. 5. Anu ve v Ju

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the mint of the Philadelphia & United States, in the city of Philadelphia, in the State of PennNew Orleans y vard, arra t at sylvania, and the branch mint in the city of New Orleans, in

e made places of the State of Louisiana, and the vaults and safes thereof, respec. deposite. tively, shall be places of deposite and safe keeping of the pub

Treasurers oflic inoneys at those points, respectively; and the treasurer of the mint and the said mint and branch mint, respectively, for the time being branch mint to be assistant shall be assistant Treasurers under the provisions of this act, and treasurers, their shall have the custody and care of all public moneys deposited powers & duties

within the same, and shall perform all the duties required to be performed by them, in reference to the receiph, safe-keeping,

transfer, and disbursements of all such moneys, according to the

. provisions hereinafter contained. Places of depo Sec. 3 And be it further enacted, That the rooms which ant Treasurers were directed to be prepared and provided within the customfor New York houses in the city of New York, in the State of New York, Boston, their and in the mirro Boa

du. and in the city of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, for ties.

the use of receivers general of public moneys, under the provisions of the act entiiled “An act to provide for the collection,

safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue," *See vol 10. n. approved July fourth, eighteen hundred and forty, shall be for

the use of the assistant treasurers hereinafter directed to be ap pointed at those places respectively; as shall be also the fireproof vaults and safes prepared and provided within said rooms for the keeping of the public moneys collected and deposited with thern respectively; and the assistant treasurers, from time to time appointed at those points, shall have the custody and care of the said rooins, vaulis, and safes, respectively, and of all the public moneys deposited within the same, and shall perform all the duties required to be performed by them, in reference to the-receipt, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of all such

moneys, according to the provisions of this act. Places of depo. Sec. 4. And be il further enacted, That the offices, with site and assist suitable and convenient rooms, which were directed to be erecat Charleston led, prepared, and provided for the use of receivers general of and St. Louis, public inoney, at the expense of the United States, at the city their powers & of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, and at the.city duties.

of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, under ihe act entitled * An act to provide for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue," approved July fourth, eighteen bundred and forty, shall be for the use of the assistant treasurers hereinafter directed to be appointed at the places above-named; as shall be also the fire-proof vaults and safes

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erected within said offices and rooms for the keeping of the pub.
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and the said assistant treasurers, from time to tiine appointed at
those places, shall have ihe custody and care of the said offices, .
vaults, and safes, erected, prepared, and provided as aforesaid,
and of all the public moneys deposited within the same, and
shall perform all she duties required to be performed by them,
in reference to the receipt, safe-keeping, transfer, and disburse-
ment of all such moneys, according to the provisions herein-
after contained.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the President shall Four assistant nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate treasurers to be

su consent on the weate appointed, who appoint, four officers, to be denominated “ assistant treasurers of shall hold their the United States," which said officers shall hold their respective of offices for the term of four years, unless sooner removed there. from; one of which shall be located at the city of New York, in the State of New York; one other of which shall be located Location of asat the city of Boston, in the State of Massachusetts; one other sistar of which shall be located at the city of Charleston, in the State Shall give of South Carolina ; and one other at St. Louis, in the State bonds. of Missouri. And all of which said officers shall give bonds to the United States, with sureties, according to the provisions hereinafter contained, for the faithful discharge of the duties of their respective offices.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Treasurer of The treasurer, the United States, the treasurer of the mint of the United hopes and char States, the treasurers, and those acting as such, of the various officers having branch mints, all collectors of the customs, all surveyors of the public moneys

h the custody of customs acting also as collectors, all assistant treasurers, all re-required to keep ceivers of public moneys at the several land offices, all post- &c. and faithmasters, and all public officers of whatsoever character, be, and fully & promptthey are hereby required to keep safely, without loaning, using, ly to make such

18, un payments and depositing in banks, or exchanging for other funds than as al- iransfers as are lowed by this act, all the public money collected by them, or me otherwise at any time placed in their possession and custody, till the same is ordered, by the proper Department or officer of ahe Government, to be transferred or paid out; and, when such orders for transfer or payınent are received, faithfully and promptly to make the same as directed, and to do and perform all other duties as fiscal agents of the Government which may be imposed by this or any other acts of Congress, or by any regu. lation of the Treasury Department made in conformity to law; and also to do and perform all acts and duties required by law, or by direction of any of the Executive Departments of the Government, as agents for paying pensions, or for making any other disbursements which either of the heads of those Departments may be required by law to make, and which are of a character to be made by the depositaries hereby constituted, consistently with the other official duties imposed upon them. Treasurer of

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted; That the Treasurer of U.S. treasurers he United States, the treasurer of the mint of the United States, branch mint, & he treasurer of the branch mint at New Orleans, and all the assistant treasu

į rers to give assistant treasurers hereinbefore directed to be appointed, shall bond.

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respectively give bonds to the United States faithfully to dis. charge the duties of their respective offices according to law, and for such amounts as shall be directed by the Secretary of the Treasury, with surelies to the satisfaction of the Solicitor of the Treasury; and shall, from time to time renew, strengthen, and increase their official bonds as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct, any law in reference to any of the official

bonds of any of the said officers to the contrary notwithstanding. Secretary of Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, Thal it shall be the duty quire the seve- of the Secretary of the Treasury, at as early a day as possible ral other depos- after the passage of this act, to require from the several deposifaries to give taries hereby constituted, and whose official bonds are not here. bonds, &c.

inbefore provided for, to execute bonds, new and suitable in their terms, to meet the new and increased duties imposed upon them respectively by this act, and with surelies and in sums

such as shall seem reasonable and safe to the Solicitor of the Such bonds Treasury; and from time to time to require such bonds to be may be renew-renewed and increased in amount, and strengthened by new sued, strengthen. ed, and increas. reties, to meet any increasing responsibility which may grow

out of accumulations of money in the hands of the depositary, or out of any other duty or responsibility arising under this or

any other law of Congress. Collectors and Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all collectors and receivers of the

oney receivers of public money, of every character and description, to pay over the within the District of Columbia, shall, as frequently as they

o may be directed by the Secretary of the Treasury, or the Postmaster General so to do, pay over to the Treasurer of the United States, at the Treasury, all public moneys collected by them, or in their hands; that all such collectors and receivers of public moneys within the cities of Philadelphia and New Orleans shall, upon the same direction, pay over to the treasurers of the minis in their respective cities, at the said mints, all public moneys collected by them, or in their hands; and that all such collectors and receivers of public moneys within the cities of New York, Boston, Charleston, and St. Louis, shall, upon the same direction, pay over to the assistant treasurers in their res. pective cities, at their offices, respectively, all the public moneys collected by them, or in their hands, to be safely kept by the

said respective depositaries until otherwise disposed of according Secretary of to law; and it shall be the duty of the said Secretary and Postthe Treasury & master General respectively to direct such payments by the said neral to direct collectors and receivers at all the said places, at least as often as such payments. once in each week, and as much more frequently, in all cases,

as they in their descretion may think proper. Secretary of Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, T'hat it shall be lawful Treasury may for the Secretary of the Treasury to transfer the moneys in the of the public hands of any depositary hereby constituted to the Treasury of moneys. the United States, to be there safely kept, to the credit of the

Treasurer of the United States, according to the provisions of this act; and also to transfer moneys in the hands of any one depositary constituted by this act to any other depositary con

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