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Proofs, before whom to be taken.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the proof of the several circumstances necessary to entitle the applicants to the benefits of this act, may be taken before a judge of the supreme or district court of the United States, or a judge of the supreme or superior court, or the first justice or first judge of the court of common pleas, or county court of

any state.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That Secretary of at the expiration of fiftcen months from and war tolay the after the passing of this act, and from time claims before to time thereafter, it shall be the duty of the the secretary secretary for the department of war, to lay ler of the trea- such evidence of claims as he

may

have resury,and with ceived, before the secretary and comptroller cide upon the of the treasury, and with them proceed to

measure of relief.

examine the testimony, and give their judgment, what quantity of land ought to be allowed to the individual claimants, in proportion to the degree of their respective services, sacrifices and sufferings, in consequence of their attachment to the cause of the United States; allowing to those of the first class a quantity not exceeding one thousand acres, and to the last class a quantity not exceeding one hundred, making such intermediate classes, as the resolutions aforesaid and distributive justice may, in their judgment require, and make report thereof

to Congress. And in case any such claimIn what cases ant shall have sustained such losses and

sufferings, or performed such services for be made.

the United States, that he cannot justly be classed in any one general class, a separate report shall be made of his circumstances, together with the quantity of land that ought to be allowed him, having reference to the

separate re. ports are to

foregoing ratio: Proviaed, That in conside

Proviso. ring

what compensation ought to be made by virtue of this act, all grants, except military grants, which

may have been made by the U. nited States or individual states, shall be considered at the just value thereof, at the time the same were made respectively, either in whole or in part, as the case may be, a satisfaction to those who may have received the same: Provided also, That no claim under Proviso. this law shall be assignable, until after report made to Congress as aforesaid, and until the said lands be granted to the persons entitled to the benefit of this act.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all claims to be claims in virtue of said resolutions of Con- exhibited, cgress, which shall not be exhibited as afore. therwise bar. said, within the time by this act limited, shall forever thereafter be barred : Provided, That Proviso. no patent shall be issued to any person who may hereafter establish his claim under the said act, until he produce satisfactory evidence to the secretary of the treasury, that he is at the time then being, a resident within the United States.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

red.

GEO: CLINTON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.

February 24, 1810.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON,

G

CHAPTER XXX.

AN ACT making appropriations for the support of

government during the year one thousand eight hundred and ten.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

America, in Congress assembled, That for the expenditure of the civil list, in the present year, including the contingent expenses of the several departments and offices; for the compensation of the several loan officers and their clerks, and for books and stationery for the same; for the payment of annuities and grants; for the support of the mint establishment; for the expense of intercourse with foreign nations; for the support of light houses, beacons, buoys and public piers; for defraying the expenses of surveying the public lands, and for satisfying certain miscellaneous claims, the following sums be, and the same hereby are respectively appropriated, that is

to say:

a half

For compensation granted by law to the

members of the Senate and House of Repre. Specific appropriations. sentatives, their officers and attendants, esti

mated for a session of four months and continuance, two hundred and one thousand four hundred and twenty-five dollars :

For the expense of fire-wood, stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses of the two Houses of Congress, thirty-four thou. sand dollars :

For all contingent expenses of the library of Congress, and for the librarian’s allowance for the year one thousand eight hundred and ten, eight hundred dollars :

For compensation to the President and

Vice-President of the United States, thirty Specific apthousand dollars :

propriations. For compensation to the secretary of state, clerks and persons employed in that department, including the sum of one thousand four hundred and seventy-eight dollars for compensation to his clerks, in addition to the sum allowed by the act of the twenty-first of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, fourteen thousand and thirty-eight dollars :

For the incidental and contingent expenses of the said department, one thousand three hundred and fifty dollars :

For printing and distributing the laws of the first and second session of the eleventh Congress, and printing the laws in news-papers, six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars:

For compensation to the secretary of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, including the sum of one thousand dollars for clerk hire, in addition to the sum allowed by the act of the twenty-first of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, sixteen thousand seven hundred dollars :

For the expense of translating foreign languages, allowance to the person employed in transmitting passports and sea-letters, and for stationery in the office of the secretary of the treasury, one thousand dollars:

For compensation to the comptroller of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, including the sum of one thousand six hundred and thirty-nine dollars for compensation to his clerks, in addition to the sum allowed by the act of the twenty-first of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, fourteen thousand six hundred and sixteen dollars :

Specific ap.

For expense of stationery, printing and inpropriations, cidental and contingent expenses of the comp

troller's office, eight hundred dollars :

For compensation to the auditor of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, twelve thousand two hundred and twen. ty-one dollars :

For expense of stationery, printing and in. cidental and contingent expenses of the auditor's office, five hundred dollars :

For compensation to the treasurer, clerks and persons employed in his office, six thou. sand two hundred and twenty-seven dollars and forty-five cents :

For expense of stationery, printing and incidental and contingent expenses in the treasurer's office, three hundred dollars :

For compensation to the register of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, sixteen thousand and fifty-two dollars and two cents;

For compensation to the messenger and doorkeeper of the register's office, for stamping and arranging the ship registers, ninety dollars :

For expense of stationery, printing and all other incidental and contingent expenses in the register's office, including books for the public stocks, and for the arrangement of the marine records, two thousand eight hundred dollars :

For fuel and other contingent and inciden, tal expenses of the treasury department, four thousand dollars :

For defraying the expense of printing and stating the public accounts for the year one thousand eight hundred and ten, one thou. sand two hundred dollars :

For the purchase of books, maps and charts,

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