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part of the territory of Arkansas, which, by the first article of the treaty family, &c., over between the United States and the Cherokee Indians west of the Mis

the age of 21

years, actually sissippi, ratified the twenty-third day of May, one thousand eight hun settled, which, dred and twenty-eight, has ceased to be a part of said territory, who shall by 1st article remove from such settlement according to the provisions of that treaty,

of treaty beshall be authorized to enter with the proper register of the land office in United States Arkansas, a quantity not exceeding two quarter sections of land, on any and the Cheroof the public lands in that territory, the sale of which is authorized by Mississippi, ralaw, and in conformity with the lines of the public surveys, at any time tified by treaty within two years from the passage of this act; and upon presenting the of May 23, 1828, certificate of such entry to the Secretary of the Treasury, a patent shall authorized to be issued to such settler, or to his, her or their heirs, for the lands so en- proper register tered, as a donation from the United States, as an indemnity for the im- a quantity not provements and losses of such settler under the aforesaid treaty.

exceeding two

quarter sections Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the register and receiver of of land. the land office, to which application may be made to enter such lands, Register, &c., shall be authorized to take the proper testimony of such actual settlement to take the proand subsequent removal, as in cases of pre-emptions heretofore granted of such actua? to actual settlers, for which a reasonable compensation shall be made to settlement and such registers and receivers, by the United States.

subsequent reAPPROVED, May 24, 1828.

moval, &c.

STATUTE I.

109.

CHAP. CIX.-An Act to revive and continue in force an act, entitled " An Act to May 24, 1828. provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the Revo

[Expired.] lutionary war."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of April States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “ An 10, 1806, ch. act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in force for the in the revolutionary war," passed on the tenth day of April, one thousand term of six eight hundred and six, and limited, as in said act declared, to the term of years. six years, and afterwards revived and continued in force for and during the term of six years, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and con- Act of April tinue in force. An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known 25, 1812, ch. 69. wounds received in the revolutionary war, and for other purposes,' passed on the twenty-fifth of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and afterwards revived and continued in force for the term of one year, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in Act of May force an act, entitled · An act to provide for persons who were disabled by 16, 1820, ch. known wounds received in the revolutionary war,'” passed on the fifteenth day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and further revived and continued in force for the term of six years, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in force Act of Feb. an act, entitled 'An act to provide for persons who were disabled 4, 1822, ch. 6. by known wounds, received in the revolutionary war,'” passed on the fourth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, shall be, and the said act is hereby, revived and continued in full force and effect for and during the term of six years from and after the passing of this act, and from thence unto the end of the next session of Congress : Provided, That any evidence which has

Proviso. been taken to support any claim of any person disabled in the revolutionary war, under the authority of the act of the fifteenth of May, one thou- Act of May sand eight hundred and twenty, reviving and continuing in force for one 15, 1820, ch.

109. year." An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds, received in the revolutionary war," shall be received and acted upon by the Secretary of War, in the same manner as if said act was still in force, and had not expired: And provided, also, That this act and any thing

Proviso.

contained in the act hereby revived and continued in force, shall not be

construed to repeal or make void the fourth section of an act, entitled Act of March "An act concerning invalid pensions," passed the third of March, one 3, 1819, ch. 99. thousand eight hundred and nineteen; and the said fourth section of the

said last-mentioned act shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be, and to continue to be in full force and effect, any thing in the said act

hereby revived and continued in force to the contrary notwithstanding. Right of any Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the right any person now has, person to re- or hereafter may acquire, to receive a pension in virtue of any law of ceive a pension, the United States, shall be construed to commence at the time of comin virtue of any law of the pleting his testimony, pursuant to the act hereby revived and continued United States, in force. shall be con- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the agents for the payment strued, &c.

Agents for of pensions to invalid pensioners of the United States, shall in future the payment of be required to give bonds, with two or more sureties, to be approved pensions re

by the Secretary of the Department of War, in such penalty as he shall quired to give bonds.

direct for the faithful discharge of the duties confided to them respectively.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828.
CHAP. CX.-An Act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the state of

Alabama. Assent of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Congress given States of America, in Congress assembled, That the assent of Congress bama of Jan. 10, be, and hereby is, granted to the operation of an act of the general as1827.

sembly of the state of Alabama, passed on the tenth day of January, one

thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, entitled “ An act to incorpo Appendix No. rate the Cahawba Navigation Company."

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

2.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828. Chap. CXI.-An Act in addition to an act, entitled An act concerning

discriminating duties of tonnage and impost," and to equalize the duties on Act of Jan.

Prussian vessels and their cargoes. (a) 7, 1824, ch. 4.

Where no Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United discriminating States of America, in Congress assembled, That, upon satisfactory evidence duties of tonnage or impost being given to the President of the United States, by the government of any are levied in foreign nation, that no discriminating duties of tonnage or impost are the ports of imposed or levied in the ports of the said nation, upon vessels wholly said nation, upon vessels,

belonging to citizens of the United States, or upon the produce, manu&c. of the U.S., factures, or merchandise, imported in the same from the United States, the President

or from any foreign country, the President is hereby authorized to issue to issue his pro- his proclamation,

declaring that the foreign discriminating duties of tonclaring, &c. nage and impost, within the United States, are, and shall be, suspended

and discontinued, so far as respects the vessels of the said foreign nation, and the produce, manufactures, or merchandise imported into the United States in the same, from the said foreign nation, or from any other foreign country: the said suspension to take effect from the time of such notification being given to the President of the United States, and to continue so long as the reciprocal exemption of vessels, belonging to citizens of the United States, and their cargoes, as aforesaid, shall be con

tinued, and no longer. (b). Duties col- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no other or higher rate of lected on vessels of Prus

duties shall be imposed or collected on vessels of Prussia, or of her domisia, &c. nions, from whencesoever coming, nor on their cargoes, howsoever com(a) See notes to act of Jan. 7, 1824, ch. 4.

(b) Appendix, No. III.

&c.

posed, than are, or may be, payable on vessels of the United States, and their cargoes.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury All duties as be, and he is hereby, authorized to return all duties which have been sessed since assessed since the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred April 17, 1826, and twenty-six, on Prussian vessels, and their cargoes, beyond the amount sels, &c., bewhich would have been payable on vessels of the United States, and their yond the

amount which cargoes; and that the same allowances of drawback be made on mer

would have chandise exported in Prussian vessels as would be made on similar been payable, exportations in vessels of the United States.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of this act as relates So much of to Prussian vessels and their cargoes, shall continue and be in force this act as re

. during the time that the equality for which it provides shall, in all re

sian vessels,&c. spects, be reciprocated in the ports of Prussia, and her dominions; and to continue in if at any time hereafter, the said equality shall not be reciprocated in the force on certain

conditions, &c. ports of Prussia, and her dominions, the President may, and he is hereby, authorized to issue his proclamation, declaring that fact, and thereupon so much of this act as relates to Prussian vessels, and their cargoes, shall cease and determine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I. Chap. CXII.-An Act altering the duties on wines imported into the United May 24, 1828,

States. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United After Jan. 1, States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first

1829, duties

now imposed day of January next, the duties now imposed on wines imported into on wines imthe United States, shall cease, and that, in lieu thereof, the following ported into

the United duties shall be levied and collected on all wines so imported; that is

States, altered. to say:

On the wines of France, Germany, Spain and the Mediterranean, when On wines of imported in casks, unless specially enumerated, fifteen cents per gallon; imported in

& except the red wines of France and Spain, when not imported in bottles, casks. which shall pay only ten cents per gallon. On wines of all countries, when imported in bottles or cases, unless On wines of

all countries specially enumerated; on wines of Sicily, and on all wines not enume

when imported rated, whether imported in bottles, cases or casks, thirty cents per gal- in bottles or lon, in addition to the duty now existing on the bottles when thus cases. imported. On Sherry and Madeira wines, whether imported in bottles, cases or

On Sherry casks, fifty cents per gallon, in addition to the duty on the bottles when and Madeira

wines, &c. so imported.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the duties imposed by this Duties imact on wine imported, shall be levied and collected on all wines remain- posed by this ing in the public ware-houses after the first of January, one thousand act, one wines

. eight hundred and twenty-nine, in lieu of the duties existing when the same may have been imported.

A drawback Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a drawback of the duties on wines, imposed by this act, shall be allowed on exportation, and that all shall be allowexisting laws concerning the exportation of merchandise for the benefit ed on exportaof drawback, the collection of duties, and the recovery, distribution and tion, &c. remission of all penalties and forfeitures

, shall be taken and deemed to be applicable to importations under this act.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828. (a) Discriminating duties : Act of 1816, ch. 107, sec. 3. Act of Mar. 3, 1817, ch. 50. Act of 1818, ch. 110. Act of 1832, ch. 207. Act of 1832, ch. 227, sec. 10. Act of 1824, ch. 4. Act of 1828, ch. 111. Act of 1842, ch. 270, sec. 11.

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CHAP. CXIV.-An Act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the

United States for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

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, appropriated, to wit: For fortifications, to each, specifically, as follows

For fort Adams, fifteen thousand dollars. For fort Hamilton, twenty thousand dollars. For fort Monroe, fifteen thousand dollars. For fort Calhoun, ten thousand dollars. For fort Macon, at Bogue Point, ten thousand dollars. For a fort at Oak Island, fifteen thousand dollars. For a fort at Mobile Point, twenty thousand dollars. For fort Jackson, sixteen thousand dollars. For fortifications at Pensacola, twenty thousand dollars. For fortifications at Charleston, fifteen thousand dollars. For fortifications at Savannah, fifteen thousand dollars. For repairs and contingencies of fortifications, three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sums herein appropriated shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: but that no part of the same shall be drawn from the treasury before the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twentynine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

For repairs, &c.

Sums appropriated to be paid from the treasury.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828. Chap. CXV. An Act in relation to the banks in the District of Columbitt.

Banks in the Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District of Co- States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall be, and is lumbia in calculating their disa hereby, declared to be lawful for the several banks of the District of count to be Columbia, in calculating their discount or interest, to charge according guided, &c. to the standard and rates set forth in “Rowlett's Tables," and, in com

puting the time which a note may have to run, to reckon the days inclusively.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828. Chap. CXVI. An Act to amend the acts concerning naturalization. (@)

Second scc- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United tion of the act States of America, in Congress assembled, That the second section of of April 14, 1$02, ch. 28,

the act, entitled “ An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and March 22, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject,” which was 1816, ch, 32, passed on the fourteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and repealed.

two, and the first section of the act, entitled “ An act relative to evidence

in cases of naturalization," passed on the twenty-second day of March, Any alien, being a free

one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, be, and the same are hereby, white person,

repealed. who was re- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any alien, being a free white siding within

person, who was residing within the limits, and under the jurisdiction the limits, &c., of the United

of the United States, between the fourteenth day of April, one thousand States, between eight hundred and two, and the eighteenth day of June, one thousand April 14, 1902, eight hundred and twelve, and who has continued to reside within the

18, 1812, to be

same, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, without come a citizen. having made any previous declaration of his intention to become a citiProviso.

zen : Provided, That whenever any person, without a certificate of such

(a) See notes of the acts relating to naturalization, vol. i. 103.

declaration of intention, shall make application to be admitted a citizen of the United States, it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the court, that the applicant was residing within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, before the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twel and has continued to reside within the same, or he shall not be so admitted : and the residence of the applicant within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, for at least five years immediately preceding the time of such application, shall be proved by the oath or affirmation of citizens of the United States, which citizens shall be named in the record as witnesses; and such continued residence within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, when satisfactorily proved, and the place or places where the applicant has resided for at least five years, as aforesaid, shall be stated and set forth, together with the names of such citizens, in the record of the court admitting the applicant; otherwise the same shall not entitle him to be considered and deemed a citizen of the United States.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

cers, &c.

seamen.

CHAP. CXVII.-An Act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the May 24, 1828.

United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

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

For defraying States of America, in Congress assembled, That, for defraying the expenses the navy for 1st

the expenses of of the navy for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred quarter of 1829. and twenty-nine, the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated, to wit: For pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of seamen employed in

Pay and subthe navy afloat, two hundred and ninety-four thousand and seventy-eight sistence of offidollars. For pay, subsistence, and allowances of officers, and pay of seamen,

Pay, &c. of at navy yards, shore stations, hospitals, and in ordinary, forty-six thou- officers and sand two hundred and fifty-eight dollars.

For pay of superintendents, naval constructor, and all the civil establish- Pay of superment at the yards and stations, fourteen thousand seven hundred and intendents, &c. seventy-five dollars.

For provisions, one hundred and twenty-six thousand two hundred and Provisions. fifty dollars.

For repairs of vessels, one hundred and eighteen thousand seven hun- Repairs of dred and fifty dollars.

vessels. For medicines, surgical instruments, and hospital stores, six thousand Medicines. seren hundred and fifty dollars.

For ordnance and ordnance stores, twelve thousand five hundred Ordnance. dollars. For repairing and improvements of navy yards, twenty-six thousand

Repairing,

&c. of navy two hundred and fifty dollars.

yards, &c. For arrearages prior to one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, Arrearages three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

prior to 1829. For contingent expenses for one thousand eight hundred and twenty- Contingent nine, embracing the items enumerated for that object in the act of espenses for

1829, &c. second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, sixty Act of March thousand dollars.

2, 1827, ch. 22. For contingent expenses, not enumerated, for one thousand eight hun

Contingent 'dred and twenty-nine, one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars

.

expenses not

enumerated. For pay and subsistence of the marine corps, thirty thousand five

Pay, &c. of hundred and ninety-four dollars. For clothing for the same, seven thousand one hundred and ninety

Clothing for one dollars and twenty-five cents. For fuel for the same, three thousand and forty-nine dollars.

marine corps.

Fuel.

same.

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