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Page Claims to Land under the Treaty with the Choctaw Indians. An act for the appointment of

Commissioners to adjust the claims to reservations of land under the fourteenth article of

the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty with the Choctaw Indians. March 3, 1837... 180 Light. Houses. An act making appropriations for building light houses, light boats, beacon.

lights, buoys, and dolphins, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. March 3, 1837. ...

181 Sale of Reservations of Land under the Treaty with the Creek Indians. An act to authorize and

sanction the sales of reserves, provided for Creek Indians in the treaty of March twenty. four, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, in certain cases, and for other purposes. March 3, 1837...

186 Pensions to Widows and Orphans. An act explanatory of the act entitled "An act granting half.

pay to widows and orphans where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received

in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes.” March 3, 1837.... 187 Commissioner of Pensions. An act to continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions. March 3, 1837....

187 Improvement of Harbors and ivers. An act to provide for certain harbors, and for the remo.

val of obstructions in and at the mouths of certain rivers, and for other purposes, during

the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1837..... 187 Patents for useful Inventions. An act in addition to the act to promote the progress of science and useful arts. March 3, 1837.

191 Roads. The Cumberland Road. Road in Florida. Surveys. An act to provide for continuing

the construction, and for the repair of certain roads, and for other purposes, during the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven. March 3, 1837.

195 Railroad on the Public Lands in Florida. An act to grant the Atchafala ya Railroad and Bank.

ing Company the right of way over the public lands of the United States. March 3, 1837......

196 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. An act further to amend the act incorporating the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. March 3, 1837.

197 Railroad in Louisiana. An act to authorize the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad Company

to construct a railroad from Carrollton to the town of Bayou Sara, in the State of Louisiana. March 3, 1837...

197 Banks in Wisconsin Territory. An act to give the approval and confirmation of Congress to

three several acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, incorporating Banks. March 3, 1837.

198 RESOLUTIONS. No. 1. Post Office. A resolution to enable the Postmaster General more readily to change the

commencement of the contract year in the Post Office Department. March 2, 1837. ... 198 No. 2. Pension to Susan Decatur. A resolution granting a pension to Susan Decatur, widow of the late Stephen Decatur. March 3, 1837.....

199 No. 4. Correction of an error in the awards under the Treaty with France. Resolution author.

izing the Secretary of the Treasury to correct a clerical error in the award of the Commissioners under the treaty with France of eighteen hundred and thirty-one. March 3, 1837......

200 No. 5. Payment for the Stock of the United States in the Bank of the United States. A resolu

tion authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to receive from the Bank of the United States, under the Pennsylvania charter, payment for the stock of the United States in the late Bank of the United States. March 3, 1837.

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Aets of the Twenty-Fifth Congress of the United States.

STATUTE I.—1837.

Postponement of the Fourth Instalment of Deposite with the States. An act to postpone the fourth instalment of deposite with the States. Oct. 2, 1837.....

201 Treasury Notes. An act to authorize the issuing of Treasury Notes. Oct. 12, 1837. ..... 201 Pees of District Attorney. An act to regulate the fees of District Attorney in certain cases. Oct. 12, 1837...

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Laws of the United States continued in force. An act to continue in force certain laws to the close of the next session of Congress. Oct. 12, 1837.....

204 Payment for Horses lost or destroyed in the Military Service. An act to amend an act entitled

"An act to provide for the payment of horses lost or destroyed in the military service of the United States," approved January 18th, 1837. Oct. 14, 1837. .

204 Madison Papers. An act for the relief of D. P. Madison. Oct. 14, 1837....

205 Hostilities with the Seminole Indians. An act making an additional appropriation for the sup

pression of Indian hostilities, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. Oct. 16, 1837.

205 Postponement of the Payment of Duty Bonds. An act authorizing a further postponement of payment upon duty bonds. Oct. 16, 1837......

205 Claims on the Deposite Banks. An act for adjusting the remaining claims upon the late deposite banks. Oct. 16, 1837.

206 Appropriations for the Government in 1837. An act making further appropriations for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven. (Obsolete.) Oct. 16, 1837..

207

RESOLUTION. Express Mail. A resolution directing the postage on letters sent by the Express Mail to be paid in advance. (Obsolete.) Oct. 12, 1837.

207

STATUTE II.-1837, 1838.

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Public Vessels lo cruise on the Coast in Winter. An act to authorize the President of the United

States to cause the public vessels to cruise upon the coast in the winter season and to

relieve distressed navigators. Dec. 22, 1837...... Official acts of John Pope, Governor of Arkansas. An act to ratify and confirm certain official acts of John Pope, late Governor of Arkansas. Jan. 16, 1838.

208 Annuities to the Osages. An act to provide for the payment of the annuities which will become

due and payable to the Great and Little Osages in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) Jan. 16, 1838

209 Hostilities with the Seminole Indians. An act making a partial appropriation for the suppression

of Indian hostilities, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) Jan. 30, 1838.....

209 Protection of the Northern Frontier. An act making an appropriation for the protection of the northern frontier of the United States. (Obsolete.) Jan. 30, 1838.....

209 Circuit Court in Alabama. An act to establish the Circuit Court at Huntsville, in the State of Alabaina, and for other purposes. Feb. 22, 1838. ..

210 Claims to Reservations under the Treaty with the Choctaw Indians. An act to amend an act

entitled "An act for the appointment of Commissioners to adjust the claims to reservations of land under the fourteenth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty, with the

Choctaw Indians." (Expired.) Feb. 22, 1838..... · Bank of the United States. An act to prevent the abatement of suits and actions now pending,

in which the late Bank of the United States may be a party. March 2, 1838.......... 211 District Courts in Virginia. An act to change the time of holding the terms of the Circuit

Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Virginia, and of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Virginia, directed by law to be held in the city of Richmond. March 2, 1838.

212 Punishment of Military Expeditions against the conterminous Territory of foreign governments at

peace with the United States. An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and to repeal the acts therein mentioned," approved twentieth of April, eighteen hundred and eighteen. March 10, 1838. .

212 Pensions. An act making appropriations for the payment of the revolutionary and other pen.

sioners of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) March 10, 1838...

214 Circuit Courts in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. An act to change the times of holding the

Circuit and District Courts of the United States in the Seventh Circuit. March 10, 1838 215 Assent to an Act of the Legislature of Maryland. An act to continue in force an act therein mentioned, relating to the Port of Baltimore. March 19, 1838..

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District Courts of Western Virginia. An act to restore circuit jurisdiction to the District Courts of the Western District of Virginia. March 28, 1838.....

215 Appropriations for the support of Government for 1838. An act making appropriations for the

civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year eighteen hundred and thirtyeight. (Obsoletc.) April 6, 1838..

216 Appropriations for the support of the Army. An act making appropriations for the support of

the army for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) April 6, 1838..

224 Unclaimed Pensions. An act directing the transfer of money remaining unclaimed by certain

pensioners, and authorizing the payment of the same at the Treasury of the United States. April 6, 1838. ...

225 District of Columbia. Quieting Possessions and securing Estates to Purchasers. An act to

amend the act for quieting possessions, enrolling conveyances, and securing the estates of purchasers within the District of Columbia, passed the thirty-first day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-two. April 20, 1838..

226 Removal of the Raft in Red River. An act making an appropriation for the removal of the great raft of Red River. (Obsolete.) April 20, 1838......

228 Treasury Noles. An act to authorize the issuing of Treasury Notes to meet the current expenses of the Government. May 21, 1838.....

228 Cumberland Road. An act making appropriations for the continuation of the Cumberland Road in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and for other purposes. May 25, 1838.

228 Additional Judge of the Orphans' Court. Washington County Orphans' Court. An act supple

mentary to the act entitled "An act concerning the District of Columbia.” May 25, 1838.

229 Union Bank of Georgetown. An act to extend the charter of the Union Bank of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. May 25, 1838....

229 Banks in the District of Columbia. An act to continue the corporate existence of the Banks in the District of Columbia. (Expired.) May 31, 1838...

232 Appropriations for the Navy in 1838. An act making appropriations for the naval service for

the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) May 31, 1838...... 232 Duties. An act to repeal certain provisoes of "An act to alter and amend the several acts im

posing duties on imports," approved the fourteenth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two. May 31, 1838 .

234 Territory of low An act to divide the Territory of Wisoonsin, and to establish the Territorial Government of Iowa. June 12, 1838..

235 Appropriations for suppressing Indian Hostilities. An act making approprintions for preventing

and suppressing Indian hostilities for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and for

arrearages for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven. (Obsolete.) June 12, 1838... 241 Commissions on Duty Bonds. An act to secure the payment of certain commissions on duty bonds to collectors of customs. June 12, 1838.

242 Surveyor of the Public Lands in the Territory of Wisconsin. An act to create the office of Sur, veyor of Public Lands in the Wisconsin Territory. June 12, 1838. .

243 Land Offices in the Wisconsin Territory. An act to establish two additional land offices in that part of Wisconsin Territory west of the river Mississippi, June 12, 1838.

243 Boundary Line of Michigan and Wisconsin. An act to ascertain and designate the boundary

line between the State of Michigan and the Territory of Wisconsin. June 12, 1838.... 244 Wisconsin Territory. An act concerning a seminary of learning in the Territory of Wisconsin. June 12, 1838...

244 Land granted to Wisconsin for a Canal. An act to grant a quantity of land to the Territory of

Wisconsin for the purpose of aiding in opening a canal to connect the waters of Lake
Michigan with those of Rock River. June 18, 1838....

245 District Courts of Mississippi. An act to reorganize the District Courts of the United States in the State of Mississippi. June 18, 1838. .

247 Boundary of Iowa. An act to authorize the President of the United States to cause the southern

boundary line of the Territory of Iowa to be ascertained and marked. June 18, 1838... 248 Public Buildings in Wisconsin. An act making an appropriation for completing the public buildings in Wisconsin. June 18, 1838....

249 District Courts of Tennessee. An act to require the Judge of the District Courts of East and West Tennessee to hold a Court at Jackson, in said State. June 18, 1838. ...

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Pre-emption Rights. An act to grant pre-emption rights to the settlers on the public lands. June 25, 1838...

251 Boilers of Steam-engines. An act authorizing the appointment of persons to test the usefulness

of inventions to improve and render safe the boilers of steam-engines against explosions. June 28, 1838...

252 Orphans' Court of Alexandria. An act relating to the Orphans' Court of Alexandria County, in the District of Columbia. June 28, 1838....

253 Confirmation of an Act of the Legislature of Florida. An act to confirm the act of the Legis.

lative Council of Florida, incorporating the “ Florida Peninsula Railroad and Steamboat Company," and granting the right of way to said Company through the public lands, and for other purposes. June 28, 1838.

253 Pensions. An act to provide for paying certain pensions at Tuscaloosa, in the State of Alabama. June 28, 1838...

254 Charter of the Bank of Alexandria. An act to extend the charter of the Bank of Alexandria, in the City of Alexandria. July 5, 1838....

254 Land granted for a Seat of Justice in Alabama. An act to grant Cherokee County, Alabama,

the tract of land on which the seat of justice of said County has been located. July 5, 1838.

254 Deposite Act. An act to modify the last clause of the fifth section of the deposite act of the twenty-third of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-six. July 5, 1838.....

255 Pensions. An act to amend "An act authorizing the Secretary of War to establish a pension

agency in the town of Decatur, in the State of Alabama, and to provide for the payment of certain pensioners in the said town of Decatur. July 5, 1838.

255 Vessels prevented entering the Ports of Mexico by the Blockade. An act to authorize vessels

bound for the ports of Mexico, and prevented from completing the voyages in consequence of the existing blockade of those ports, to enter and store their cargoes in the ports of the United States. July 5, 1838.

255 Patents for Lands in the Creek Reservation. An act to authorize the issuing of patents to the

last bona fide transferee of reservation under the treaty between the United States and the Creek tribe of Indians, which was concluded on the twenty-fourth of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-two. July 5, 1838....

256 Army of the United States. An act to increase the present military establishment of the United States, and for other purposes. July 5, 1838...

256 Test of Inventions for the Improvement of Steam-Boilers. An act supplementary to the act en

titled “An act authorizing the appointment of persons to test the usefulness of inventions to improve and render safe the boilers of steam-engines against explosions," approved

twenty-eighth day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. July 7, 1838...... 261 Appropriations for Roads in Florida. An act making appropriations for certain roads in the Territory of Florida. (Obsolete.) July 7, 1838. .

261 Sale of Lands near the Wabash and Erie Canal. An act to authorize the sale of certain public

lands of the United States near the Wabash and Erie Canal, in the State of Ohio. July 7, 1838...

261 Virginia Military Land Warrants. An act to extend the time for locating Virginia military

land warrants and returning surveys thereon to the General Land Office. July 7, 1838... 262 Erection of a Court-House in Alexandria. An act for the erection of a Court.House in Alexan. dria, in the District of Columbia. July 7, 1838. ...

262 Government of Florida. An act to re-organize the Legislative Council of Florida, and for other purposes. July 7, 1838...

263 Military Academy at West Point. An act to provide for the support of the Military Academy of

the United States for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) July 7, 1838.

264 Claims of New York for the Services of her Militia. An act to provide for the settlement of the

claim of the State of New York for the services of her militia. July 7, 1838.......... 268 Improvement of Harbors and Riders. An act to provide for certain harbors, and for the removal

of obstructions in and at the months of certain rivers, and for other purposes, during the

year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) July 7, 1838. ..., 268 Post-Roads. An act to establish certain post-roads and to discontinue others. July 7, 1838.... 271 Appropriations for Fortifications. An act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the

United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) July
7, 1838..

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Duties on Goods destroyed by Fire in New York remitted. An act to remit the duties upon cer.

tain goods destroyed by fire at the late conflagration in the City of New York. (Obso lete.) July 7, 1838.

284 Collection District in Mississippi. An act to establish a new collection district in the State of Mississippi. July 7, 1838....

287 Land Offices in Louisiana. An act to establish additional land offices in the States of Louisiana and Arkansas. July 7, 1838. .....

287 Payment for Horses, &c., destroyed in the Military Service. An act to continue in force the act

for the payment of horses and other property lost in the military service. (Expired.) July 7, 1838.

288 Coal on board of Steamboats, fc. An act exempting from duty the coal which may be on board of

steamboals or vessels propelled by steam on their arrival at any port in the United States. July 7, 1838.....

288 A Compilation of the Laws of Florida. An act making appropriation for the compilation of the laws of Florida. (Obsolete.) July 7, 1838.....

288 Light- Houses, fc. An act making appropriations for building light-houses, light-boats, beacon.

lights, buoys, and making surveys, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) July 7, 1838.

289 Judicial District in Florida. An act to establish a new judicial district in the Territory of Florida. July 7, 1838.

294 Circuit and District Courts for the Northern District of New York. An act to increase and

regulate the terms of the Circuit Court and District Courts for the Northern District of the State of New York. July 7, 1838......

295 Road from the foot of the Rapids of the Miami of the Lakes. An act ceding to the State of

Ohio the interest of the United States in a certain road within that State. July 7, 1838. 296 Sale of the Bonds of the Bank of the United States. An act to authorize the sale of certain bonds belonging to the United States. July 7, 1838.

296 Prohibition of the Circulation of Bills of Corporations created by Acts of Congress which have

expired. An act to prevent the issuing and circulation of the bills, notes and other secu

rities of corporations created by acts of Congress which have expired. July 7, 1838. ... 297 Appropriations for the Indian Department. An act making appropriations for the current and

contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling the treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight. (Obsolete.) July 7, 1838.

298 Acts and Resolutions of Congress. An act to repeal, in part, the act entitled “An act to provide

for the safe keeping of the acts, records, and seal of the United States, and for other pur. poses." July 7, 1838.

302 Cultivation of Tropical Plants. An act to encourage the introduction and promote the cultivation of tropical plants in the United States. July 7, 1838. .

302 Pensions. An act granting half-pay and pensions to certain widows. July 7, 1838........ 303 Roads in Wisconsin. An act making appropriation for certain roads in the Territory of Wisconsin. July 7, 1833.

303 Security of Passengers on board of Vessels propelled by Steam. An act to provide for the better

security of the lives of passengers on board of vessels propelled in whole or in part by steam. July 7, 1838....

304 A Criminal Court in the District of Columbia established. An act to establish a criminal court in the District of Columbia. July 7, 1838.....

306 Circuit Court in Tennessee and in Maryland. An act to change the time of holding the United

States Circuit Court in the District of East Tennessee and the District of Maryland.
July 7, 1838.

308 Military Establishment of the United States. An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act

to increase the present military establishment of the United States, and for other purposes," approved July fifth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. July 7, 1838.. ..

308 Prohibition of Circulation of small Notes in the District of Columbia. An act to restrain the cir.

culation of small notes as a currency in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. July 7, 1838...

309 Madison Papers. An act authorizing the printing of the Madison papers. July 7, 1838. .

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