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Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the judicial power of the territory shall be vested in a superior court, and in such inferior courts as the legislative department of the territory shall, from time to time, institute and establish, and in justices of the peace. The superior court shall be composed of three judges, who shall reside in the territory and continue in office for the term of four years, unless sooner removed by the President. The superior court shall have jurisdiction in all criminal and penal cases, and exclusive cognisance of all capital cases, and shall have and exercise original jurisdiction, concurrently with the inferior courts, and exclusive appellate jurisdiction in all civil cases in which the amount in controversy shall be one hundredLdollars or upwards. The superior court shall be holden at such times and place, or places, as the legislative department shall direct, and continue in session until the business therein shall be disposed of, or as long as shall be prescribed by law. Provided, That any two of the judges shall constitute a court of appellate, and any one a court of original jurisdiction.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the governor, secretary, judges and all other officers, of the territory, civil and military, shall, before they enter on the duties of their respective offices, take an oath or affirmation to support the constitution of the United States, and to discharge, with fidelity, the duties of their offices; the governor before a judge of the supreme or district court of the United States, or a judge of the superior court of the said territory; the secretary and judges, before the said governor, or a judge of the supreme or district court of the United States; and all other officers, before the governor, or any of the judges of the supreme or inferior courts, or justices of the peace, of said territory.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the governor, secretary, and judges of the superior court authorized for said territory, during the temporary government thereof, shall be appointed by the President of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate: Provided, That the President shall have full power, during the recess of the Senate, to commission all or any of the said officers, until the end of the session of Congress next succeeding the date of the commission. The governor, secretary, and judges of the superior court, shall receive the same compensation, payable quarter yearly, which the governor, secretary, and superior judges, of the Missouri territory are entitled to by law.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That all the laws which shall be in force in the territory of Missouri, on the fourth day of July next, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, and which shall be applicable to the territory of Arkansaw, shall be, and continue, in force m the latter territory, until modified or repealed by the legislative authority thereof.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the bounty lands granted, or hereafter to be granted, for military services during the late war, shall, while they continue to be held by the patentees or their heirs, remain exempt from all taxes, for the term of three years from and after the date of the patents respectively.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That whenever, according to the provisions of this act, the people of the Arkansaw territory shall have a right to elect members of the house of representatives of their general assembly, they shall also have the right to elect a delegate from the said territory to the Congress of the United States, who shall possess the same powers, enjoy the same privileges, and receive the same compensation, granted and secured by law to the delegates from other territories.

Sec 13. And be it further enacted, That until otherwise directed by the legislative department of the said territory of Arkansaw, the seat of the territorial government thereof shall be the post of Arkansaw, on the Arkansaw river.

Sec 14. And be it further enacted, That the line now established by law, between the land offices at the seat of justice in the county of Law

Judicial power to be vested in a superior and inferior courts.

Superior court composed of three judges, fcc.

Jurisdiction of the superior court.

Times and places of holdmg the superior court.

Appellate and court of original jurisdiction.

Governor, secretary, judges, &c. to take an oath.

Before whom.

Governor, Qtc. to be appointed by the President, with consent of senate.

Proviso: the President may commission during the recess.

Compensation of the governor, &c.

Laws in force in Missouri, on 4th July, 1819, not inconsistent &c. to be in force in Arkansaw.

Military bounty lands exempt from taxes for three years from date of patents, while, &c.

Members of the House of Representatives, and delegate to Congress, &c.

Seat of government.

The line between certain land offices altered.

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rence, and at the town of Jackson, in the county of Cape Giieadeau, shall,
from and after the passage of this act, be so altered as to run, be the same
and correspond with the northern line of the said territory of Arkansaw,
any thing in the act, entitled "An act making provision for the establish-
ment of additional land offices in the territory of Missouri," passed the
seventeenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen,
to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved, March 2, 1819.

Statute II. March 2, 1819.

The Postmaster general authorized to contract for carrying the mail in steamboats, from New Orleans to Louisville, &c.

Expense not to exceed that of transmitting by land.

Chap. LII.—An Act authorizing the Postmaster General to contract, as in other cases, for carrying the mail in steamboats, between New Orleans, in the state of Louisiana, and Louisville, in the state of Kentucky.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled,' That the Postmaster General may, and he is hereby, authorized to contract for the transportation of the mail in steamboats, between New Orleans, in the state of Louisiana, and Louisville, in the state of Kentucky, for any term of time, not exceeding four years in any one contract, in the same way and manner as he lawfully may, for the carriage of it, by land; but the whole expense of sending the mail in steamboats shall not exceed that of transmitting the same by land.

Approved, March 2, 1819.

Statute II. March 3, 1819.

Sums appropriated, for—

Members of Congress, &c.

Contingent expenses.

Library of Congress.

The President. Vice President.

Secretary of State. Clerks.

1818, ch. 87. Extra copying.

Contingent expenses.

Messengers.

Secretary of the Treasury.

Clerka

Chap. LIV.—An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated; that is to say:

For compensation granted by law to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, their officers and attendants, three hundred and sixty thousand and ten dollars.

For the expense of firewood, stationery, printing, and other contingent expenses, of the two Houses of Congress, forty-two thousand dollars.

For the expense of the library of Congress, including the librarian's allowance, one thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the President of the United States, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Vice President of the United States, five thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of State, six thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the Department of State, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand nine hundred dollars.

For additional clerk hire, to cover expenses of extra copying, in the Department of State, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For the contingent and incidental expenses of the said department, including expenses of printing and distributing copies of the laws of the second section of the fifteenth Congress, and printing the laws in newspapers, twenty-four thousand one hundred and thirty dollars.

For compensation to the messengers in said office, including the messenger to the patent office, six hundred and sixty dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of the Treasury, six thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, ten thousand four hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messengers in said office seven hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the first comptroller of the treasury, three thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the first comptroller, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, seventeen thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the second comptroller of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in said office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, twelve thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the first auditor of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the first auditor, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand two hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the second auditor, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the second auditor, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, seventeen thousand two hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the third auditor, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the third auditor's office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, thirty-seven thousand dollars.

For compensation to the messengers in said office, seven hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the fourth auditor, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the fourth auditor's office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the fifth auditor, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the fifth auditor's office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, ten thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the treasurer of the United States, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the treasurer's office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, five thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For additional clerk hire, being for an arrearage of pay to an assistant to the chief clerk in said office, three hundred dollars.

For a further allowance for clerk hire, being for the salary of said assistant, for the year eighteen hundred and nineteen, four hundred dollars.

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Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Messenger.

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2d Comptroller.

Clerks.

1818, ch. 87.

Messenger.
1st Auditor.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Messenger.

2d Auditor.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Messenger.

3d Auditor.
Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Messengers.

4th Auditor. Clerks.

1818, ch. 87.

Messenger.

5th Auditor. Clerks.

1818, ch. 87. Messenger.

Treasurer.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Additional clerk.

Further clerk hire.

Additional clerk to treasurer.

Messenger.

Commissioner of general land office.

Clerks in land office.

1818,ch. 87.

Land office measenger.

Commissioner of revenue.

Clerks.
1818, ch, 87.

Messenger.

Register of
Treasury.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Messengers.

Secretary to sinking fund.

Transmitting passports,translating, &c. in the Treasury Department.

Security of the Treasury Department.

Secretary of
War.
Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Contingent expenses.

Arrearages.

Messengers.

Paymaster general.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Arrearages.

Messenger.

Contingent expenses.

Clerks.
Clerks.

For compensation to an additional clerk in said office, eight hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the commissioner of the general land office, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of said commissioner, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the commissioner of the revenue, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in said commissioner's office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, four thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the register of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the register's office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the messengers in said office, including the sum of ninety dollars for stamping ships' registers, five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the secretary of the commissioners of the sinking fund, two hundred and fifty dollars.

For allowance to the person employed in transmitting passports and sea-letters, for expense of translating foreign languages in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, for printing, fuel, and other contingent expenses, in the Treasury Department, and in the several offices therein, forty thousand and fifty dollars.

For compensation to a superintendent and two watchmen, employed for the security of the treasury buildings, and for repairs of engines, hose, and fire buckets, one thousand one hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of War, six thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Secretary of War, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, twenty-five thousand eight hundred dollars.

For expense of fuel, stationery, printing, and other contingent expenses, in said office, five thousand dollars.

For arrearages of contingent expenses in said office, prior to the year eighteen hundred and nineteen, one thousand dollars.

For compensation to the messenger and his assistants in said office, seven hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the paymaster general, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the paymaster general's office, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, nine thousand two hundred dollars.

For arrearages to the clerks in said office, for the year eighteen hundred and seventeen, nine hundred and forty dollars and forty cents.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For expense of fuel, stationery, printing, and other contingent expenses in said office, two thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the adjutant general, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the ordnance department, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

For the contingent expenses of said office, eight hundred and seventy dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the engineer department, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

For fuel, stationery, printing, and other contingent expenses of said office, one thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars.

For compensation to the clerks employed in the office of the surgeon general, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

For the contingent expenses of said office, three hundred and seventyfour dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of the Navy, six thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Navy, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, eight thousand two hundred dollars.

For expense of fuel, stationery, and other contingent expenses, in said office, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For compensation to the commissioners of the navy board, ten thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to their secretary, two thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of said commissioners, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, three thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

For an addition to the allowance for clerk hire in said office, four thousand dollars.

For compensation to the messenger in said office, four hundred and ten dollars.

For the contingent expenses of said office, two thousand dollars.

For compensation to a superintendent, and two watchmen, and for other expenses incurred for the security of the State, War, and Navy Departments, one thousand one hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Postmaster General, four thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Postmaster General, per act of twentieth April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand seven hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messengers in the general post-office, six hundred and sixty dollars.

For compensation to the assistant postmaster general, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the second assistant postmaster general, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For the contingent expenses of the general post-office, four thousand dollars.

For compensation to the surveyor general, two thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the surveyor general, two thousand one hundred dollars.

For compensation to the surveyor south of Tennessee, two thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in his office, and for contingent expenses, one thousand seven hundred dollars.

For compensation to the "surveyor in the state of Illinois and the Missouri territory, two thousand dollars.

For compensation to his clerks, per act of third April, eighteen hundred and eighteen, two thousand dollars.

For compensation to the surveyor in the Alabama territory, two thousand dollars.

1818, ch. 87.

Contingent expenses.

Clerks.

Contingent expenses.

Clerks.

Contingent expenses.

Secretary of the Navy. Clerks. 1818, ch. 87.

Contingent expenses.

Messenger.

Commissioners of navy board.

Secretary of navy board.

Clerks.

1818, ch. 87.

Additional clerk hire, &c.

Messenger.

Contingencies. State, War, and Navy Departments.

Postm aster
General.
Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.

Messengers.

Assistant postmaster general.

Second assistant.

Contingent expenses.

Surveyor general. Clerks.

Surveyor south of Tennessee.

His clerks,&c.

Surveyor in Illinois and Missouri.

Clerks.

1818, ch. 87.

Surveyor in Alabama.

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