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translating the French and Spanish languages, and who shall perform the

duty of translator and such other duty as may be required by the said Their com

register and receiver; and the said register and receiver shall each be pensation each. allowed, as a compensation for their services in relation to said claims,

and, for the services to be performed under the provisions of the several acts to which this is a supplement, the sum of eight hundred dollars each, and the clerk the sum of eight hundred dollars : which several sums of

money shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise apPayment of propriated : Provided, That the payment of the whole of the aforesaid the whole of the aforesaid

compensation shall be withheld by the Secretary of the Treasury, until compensation

a report, approved by him, shall have been made to him by said register to be withheld and receiver, of the performance of the services herein required. by the Secreta

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
ry of the Trea-
sury, until, &c.

STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828. Chap. XCIV.-An Act making appropriations to carry into effect cerlain Indian

treaties. [Obsolete.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sums appro

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be priated, &c.

appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise

appropriated, for the objects following, viz: For payment

For the payment of the sum stipulated by the sixth article of the treaty of sum by art. 6, of the fifth of August, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, with the Chippewas the Chippewa tribe of Indians, one thousand dollars. of Aug. 5, 1826. For paying the annuity and providing the means of education, stipulat-,

For annuity, &c. by article

ed by third article of the treaty with the Patawatima tribe of Indians, 3 of treaty with made the sixteenth of October, one thousand eight hundred and twentythe Patawatima six, four thousand dollars. of Oct. 16, 1826.

For supporting a blacksmith and miller, and also for furnishing one For support ing a black- hundred and sixty bushels of salt, in conformity with the aforesaid article, smith, &c.

one thousand five hundred and twenty dollars. For payment

For the payment of the annuity stipulated by the fourth article of the of annuity by

treaty with the Miami tribe of Indians, made the twenty-third day of treaty with the Miamies of Oct. October, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, for the year one 23, 1826. thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, thirty thousand dollars.

For delivery For the delivery of two thousand pounds of iron, one thousand pounds of two thousand of steel, one thousand pounds of tobacco, and for the employment of pounds of iron, &c.

labourers, in conformity of the said fourth article of the said treaty, one

thousand one hundred dollars. For support For the support of the poor and infirm, and the education of the youth of the poor and

of the said tribe of Indians, under the sixth article of the said treaty, infirm.

two thousand dollars. For carrying For carrying into effect the treaty with the Creek nation of Indians, into effect

concluded the fifteenth of November, one thousand eight hundred and treaty with Creek nation of twenty-seven, forty-seven thousand four hundred and twenty-nine dollars. Nov. 15, 1827. To the Thornton party of Miami Indians, by virtue of the second

To the Thorn- article of a treaty made with them on the eleventh of February, one ton party of Miami Indians

thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, at the Wyandot village, for by treaty of goods delivered and to be delivered, as provided for by the second article Feb. 11, 1828.

of the said treaty, ten thousand dollars. For building For building twelve houses, clearing and fencing forty acres of land, twelve houses, and furnishing

wagon, oxen, labourers, provisions, horses, and saddles, and ,

bridles, as stipulated for by same article of said treaty, five thousand four

hundred and eighty-five dollars. For payment

For payment of money and goods to Peter Langlois, as stipulated for &c., to Peter

by the third article of said treaty, four thousand dollars. Langlois. For the fol

For the following sums and objects, being necessary to carry into lowing sums, effect the treaty concluded on the sixth day of May, one thousand eight

hundred and twenty-eight, between the United States and the Cherokee &c. necessary nation of Indians, west of the Mississippi:

to carry into

effect the treaty In consideration of the inconvenience and trouble of removing, as with the Cheroprovided for in the fifth article of said treaty, fifty thousand duslars. kees,

For three years annuity, as provided for in the same article, six thousand dollars. For spoliations committed on them, as provided for in the same arti

Spoliations

committed on cle, eight thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars.

them. For the use of Thomas Graves, same article, one thousand two hun- Use of Thodred dollars.

mas Graves,

Use of For the use of George Guess, same article, five hundred dollars.

George Guess. For two thousand dollars, for ten years, for the education of their chil- Education of dren, same article, twenty thousand dollars.

their children. Towards the purchase of a printing press, and types, same article, one

Printing press. thousand dollars. For the compensation proposed to be paid to emigrating Cherokees Compensation

to Cherokees from within the chartered limits of Georgia, for the year one thousand

for 1828. eight hundred and twenty-eight, upon the supposition that five hundred may emigrate within the year; that is to say: For rifles, six thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For rifles. For five hundred blankets, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For blankets. For five hundred kettles, one thousand dollars.

For kettles. For two thousand five hundred pounds of tobacco, two hundred and

For tobacco. fifty dollars. For property that may be abandoned, upon the estimate that, of the For abandon

ed property. fire hundred, one hundred may be heads of families, and have property worth twenty dollars, each, two thousand dollars.

For cost of For cost of emigration of five hundred, at ten dollars each, five thou

emigration. sand dollars.

Provisions for For provisions for a year, fifteen thousand dollars:

a year. For ten dollars for each emigrant, as provided for by the eighth article Ten dollars of the aforesaid treaty, five thousand dollars.

for each emis For Captain James Rogers, as provided for by the tenth article, five grant.

For Captain hundred dollars.

James Rogers. For the expense, in part, of running the boundary lines, as provided for

For expense by the third article, two thousand dollars.

of running

boundary lines. APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I. Chap. XCV.-An Act making appropriations for the purchase of books, and May 24, 1828. purposes.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

5000 dollars States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of five thou- appropriated sand dollars be, and the same hereby is appropriated, to be paid out

chase of books of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the pure for the library chase of books for the library of Congress.

of Congress. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the librarian of Congress

Librarian aube authorized to employ an assistant, who shall receive a yearly com- ploy an assist

thorized to em-
pensation of eight hundred dollars, commencing March fourth, one thou- ant.
sand eight hundred and twenty-seven; to be paid out of any money
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.
Chap. XCVI.—An Act supplementary to an act, entitled An Act providing for May 24, 1828.
the correction of errors in making entries of lands at the land offices,passed
March third, eighteen hundred anil nineteen.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Housc of Representatives of the United Provisions of
States of America, in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the act of March 3,

for other

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1819, ch. 98, to act, entitled “ An act providing for the correction of errors in making enextend to cases where patents

tries of lands at the land offices," approved March third, one thousand have issued or eight hundred and nineteen, are hereby declared to extend to cases shall hereafter

where patents have issued, or shall hereafter issue : upon condition that the party concerned shall surrender his or her patent, to the commissioner of the general land office, with a relinquishment of title thereon, executed in a form to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I. May 24, 1828

Chap. XCVII.-An Act lo enable the President of the United States to hold a

treaty wilh the Chippewas, Ottawas, Pattawaltimas, Winnebagoes, Fox and Sacs [Obsolete.]

nutions of Indians. 15,000 dola Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United lars appropri- States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of fifteen thouated to detray the expenses of

sand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to defray the extreating with penses of treating with the Chippewas, Ottawas, Pattawattimas, Winnebathe Chippewas, goes, Fox and Sacs nations of Indians, for the purpose of extinguishing &c.

their titles to lands within the state of Illinois and the territory of Michigan, situated between the Illinois river and the lead mines, on Ferer river, and in the vicinity of said lead mines; and, also, certain reservations on the south-east border of Lake Michigan; and that the President of the United States, if he shall deem it expedient, may apply a part of the aforesaid appropriation, for the purpose of holding a treaty with the Choctaw nation of Indians, to extinguish their title to the tract of land, which lies in the territory of Arkansas, east of the western boundary line of said territory; the said sum to be paid out of any money in the treasury

not otherwise appropriated. Commission- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose of negotiating ers appointed to said treaty, on the part of the United States, the President shall be, and treaty.

he is hereby, authorized to appoint commissioners, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as soon as practicable, and to fix their come pensation, so as not to exceed what has been heretofore allowed for like services.

APPROVED, May 24, 1928.

STATUTE I.

slave trade.

May 24, 1828. Chap. XCVIII.-An Act making an appropriation for the suppression of the

slave trade. (a) 1830, ch. 218.

30,000 dollars Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United appropriated for the sup

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of thirty thoupression of the sand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of

any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the suppression Act of March of the slave trade, pursuant to the act of Congress of the third day of 3, 1819, ch.101.

March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. Secretary of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy be the Navy to

authorized to pay, out of the sum herein appropriated, the claim of the satisfy the claim of Taliaferro

administrator of the estate of Taliaferro Livingston, late United States' Livingston. marshal for the district of Alabama, for the maintenance of sundry AfriProviso. cans, captured in one thousand eight hundred and eighteen: Provided,

The said administrator shall produce satisfactory evidence of the reason-
ableness of the charges for the said maintenance; and that the sums re-
ceived by the said Livingston for the hire of the said Africans, and for the
labour performed for him by said Africans, if any, be accounted for, and
deducted.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

(a) For acts relating to the slave trade, see vol. i. 347.

STATUTE I. CRAP. XCIX.--An Act to authorize the Postmaster General to erect an additional May 24, 1828.

building, and employ five additional clerks. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

An additional States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General

building to be

erected, and be authorized to have erected an additional building for the use of the five clerks to be department of the general post-office, and of the patent office; and that appointed. be be also authorized to employ five additional clerks, with a salary of one thousand dollars each.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve thousand Appropriation dollars be appropriated to defray the cost of erecting the aforesaid build- for the erection ing, and the sum of five thousand dollars to pay the salaries of the afore

of the building,

&c. said clerks; to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

ance.

CHAP. C.-- An Act allowing compensation to the members of the legislature of the May 24, 1828.

territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Compensation

of the members States of America, in Congress assembled, That there shall be paid of the legislato each member of the two branches of the legislature of the territory of ture of the terArkansas three dollars a day for each day he shall actually attend the ritory of Arkansession thereof; and, also, three dollars for every twenty-five miles' travel, in going to and returning from such session; to be computed by the actual distance from the place where such member resides to the place where the session of the legislature shall be held, which said distance shall be distinctly certified by the governor of said territory: Provided, however, Proviso. That no member shall be entitled to, or shall receive compensation, for daily attendance, for more than thirty days in every two years; or for going to and returning from said legislature, more than once in said two years. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be paid once in

720 dollars to two years, seven hundred and twenty dollars, to the governor of said

be paid the go

vernor bienniterritory, to be applied towards defraying the incidental expenses of the ally legislature, in such manner as the said legislature shall direct.

purposes. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be, and is hereby,

480 dollars apappropriated out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, the sum of propriated to four hundred and eighty dollars to the district judge of the state of Mis- judge of the souri

, and to each of the judges of the superior court for the territory of state of MisArkansas, for their extra services as land commissioners from the twenty

souri, &c. sixth day of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, to the thirty-first day of December next. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the contingent expenses

15,000 dollars of the Senate for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, in addition appropriated to the sum heretofore appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars expenses of the be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappro- Senate for 1828. priated money in the treasury.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

CHAP. CI.- An Act to provide for opening and making a military road in the May 24, 1828.

state of Maine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the Uni- tary road tz be ted States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause a military road to be opened.

President to cause a m:!i

opened and made in the state of Maine, from the mouth of the river Matanawcook, where it enters into the Penobscot river, to Mars Hill, near

the north-eastern boundary line of the state of Maine. Troops of the

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is to be employed hereby, authorized to employ such part of the troops of the United States to carry into as he may think proper, to survey and construct said road; and, for the effect the pro

purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act, the sum of fifvisions of this

teen thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

act.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828. Chap. CII.-An Act making an appropriation for the navy hospital fund.

[Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of forty-six

thousand two hundred and seventeen dollars and fourteen cents be apVol. ii. 53, 293. propriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,

to the navy hospital fund; and that the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to pay the same to the commissioners of the aforesaid fund upon their requisition.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828. CHAP. CIII.—An Act to repeal a part of the act, entitled " An act supplementary

to, and to amend an act, entitled "An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,'" passed the second of March, one thousand seven hundred

and ninety-nine, and for other purposes. Act of March

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 2, 1799, ch. 22. States of America, in Congress assembled, That, the thirty-seventh

section of the act passed on the first of March, one thousand eight hunof act of 1st March, 1823,

dred and twenty-three, entitled “ An act supplementary to, and to amend ch. 21, repeal- an act, entitled. An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports ed.

and tonnage,' passed second of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and for other purposes," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

37th section

STATUTE I.

Chap. CIV.-An Act to increase the pay of lieutenants in the navy. May 24, 1828.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Lieutenants in the navy,

States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the after passage of passing of this act, all lieutenants in the navy of the United States this act, to re

shall, in addition to the pay and emoluments now allowed them by law, ceive 10 dollars per month and each receive ten dollars per month, and one ration per day. one ration per APPROVED, May 24, 1828. day, in addition, &c.

STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828.
Chap. CV:-An Act authorizing the establishment of an arsenal on the waters

of Mobile or Pensacola Bays. Secretary of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United War autho

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, rized, &c. to

and he is hereby, authorized and required to procure, as soon as it can procure on reasonable terms,

be effected on reasonable terms, a site for an arsenal on the waters of a site for an

Mobile or Pensacola bays, and to cause to be erected thereon such an arsenal on the

arsenal as may be deemed proper, for the safe keeping of the arms and

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