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“Be it further enacted, That whenever it may be necessary to form heavy The ground embankments, piers, or moles, at the mouths of creeks, or along the river shore, formed in confor basins and other purposes, and the president and directors may deem it expe structing emdient to give a greater strength to the same,
by widening them, and constructing bankments may them of the most solid materials, the ground so formed for such useful purpose
c may by them, when so improved, be sold out, or let for terms of years, as they may deem most expedient for the
company, on such conditions as may direct the application of the proceeds thereof to useful purposes, and at the same time repay the necessary expense of the formation of such embankments, piers, or moles: Provided, That this power shall in no case be exercised so as to injure the navi- Proviso. gation of the canal.
“ This act shall be in force, so far as relates to the eastern section of the canal, This act to be on its receiving the assent of the Legislature of Maryland, and of the Congress in force when, of the United States; and shall be valid as relates to both sections, on its receiv- &c. ing the further assent of the Legislature of Pennsylvania.
"APPROVED, March 3, 1837."
MATTERS IN VOLUME V.
Acts of Congress.
of the 25th Congress, continued to the end shall commence on the third Monday in
of December, 1837, October 12, 1837, 204
courts of the United States to have the same with regard to the five per cent. fund, &c.,
726 Alabama and Mississippi.
relating to five per cent. fund and the school
February 22, 1838,
Repeal of the proviso which prohibits a com.
promise with the Alleghany Bank of Penn.
sylvania, February 16, 1839, · 317
established in each district, - 315 The House of Representatives to be composed
337 in a state, and an additional representative
491 than one moiety of that ratio, June 25,
504 tricts, coinposed of contiguous territory,
service and not mustered in 1837, during sentatives to which the state may be en.
. ' 606 ment in 1837, March 3, 1837, 163
312 United States for the district of Arkansas
367 See Public Lands — Pre-emption Rights —
for the year 1840, May 8, 1840, 371 Arkansas Land Claims.
government, December 18, 1840, 410 land claims authorized to enter the same,
for the year 1841, March 3, 1841, 421 An act to provide for the armed occupation
vernment in 1842, January 31, 1842, 469 peninsula of Florida, August 4, 1842, 502
of land on conditions of five years' resi-
for such necessary objects as have been of at least five acres of land, . : 502
An act to amend "An act to provide for the
for the support of government Armories at Harper's Ferry and Springfield.
630 ries to allow the running of streets, 719
752 He may ratify exchange of land made with
the Wager family, -
Appropriations for the army in 1836, May
An act to authorize the appointment of addi-
ted States, July 4, 1836, -
An additional number of surgeons and as.
sistant surgeons authorized,
In the absence of the quartermaster-general
or the chief of any other bureau in the war
others to perform their duties, . . 117
51 the United States for 1837, March 1, 1837,
provide for the admission of Arkansas into for the year 1838, April 6, 1838, -224
58 An act to increase the present military esta.
58 Chaplains in the army, July 7, 1838,
same jurisdiction as other district courts Limitation of additional lieutenants,
of the United States, March 1, 1837, 147 Compensation of officers of the engineer de
Assent of Congress to acts of the Legislatures of
308 Assent to an act of the Legislature of Virgi-
An auxiliary watch established in the city
of Washington--officers to be appointed by
the mayor regulation of the watch, Au.
the year 1842, August 23, 1841, 508 Babbitt's anti-attrition metal.
The Secretary of the Navy authorized to pur.
chase from the proprietor the right to use
Babbitt's anti-attrition metal in the con.
struction of machinery and other work,
Act of March 17, 1801, so far as respects the
port of Baltimore, revived and continued
to June 1, 1850,
604 Bank of Alexandria.
chap. 97, and 1839, chap. 92, remaining in tended to July 4, 1841, July 5, 1838, 254
Indian hostilities, June 17, 1844, 678 of the charter, prevented, February 28,
The provisions of the act of March 3, 1817,
transferring the duties of Commissioner of
repealed, April 16, 1836,
agents, required to pay all moneys in their
hands for the payment of the public debt,
into the treasury of the United States
within three months,
Repeal of the 14th section of the act to in.
corporate the Bank of the United States
which makes the notes of the Bank re.
ceivable for debts due to the United States,
June 15, 1836,
The Secretary of the Treasury to act as the
relating to the stock held by the United
To receive from the Bank all moneys of the
United States, and deposit the same in the
The terms of settlement for the stock of the
United States, in the Bank of the United
States, to be accepted, and the Secretary
of the Treasury authorized to receive pay-
ment for the same. Resolution, March 3,
No suit in which the Bank of the United
States is a party, to abate by reason of the
March 2, 1838,
relative to tonnage on vessels, continued United States, chartered by Pennsylvania,
demand a duty on vessels propelled by tions, the charters of which have expired,