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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.

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May 24, 1928. Chap. CXV.-An Act in relation to the banks in the District of Columbia.

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 lating 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 computing 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. (a) Second seco

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, JS02, 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,

one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, be, and the same are hereby, being a free

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 Statos,

between eight hundred and two, and the eighteenth day of June, one thousand April 14, 1802, eight hundred and twelve, and who has continued to reside within the and , 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.

white person,

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 twelve, 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.

cere, &c.

seamen.

CHAP. CXVII.-An Act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the May 24, 1828. Uniled States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and

(Obsolete.) twenty-nine. 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 expenses for

1829c. 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 inarine 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.

Contingencies for same.

Additional contingencies for same.

Military stores. Medicines, &c.

Sums appropriated to be paid from the treasury.

For contingencies for the same, three thousand three hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For contingencies additional for the same, one hundred and twentyfive dollars.

For military stores for the same, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For medicines and hospital stores for the same, five hundred and ninetytwo dollars and twenty-five cents.

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 twenty-nine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828.

[Obsolete.]

Sums respectively appropriated.

To revolutionary pensioners.

Widows, &c.
Invalids, &c.

Chap. CXVIII.--An Act making appropriations for the payment of the revolu

tionary and other pensioners 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 they are hereby, respectively appropriated, for the objects following, to wit:

For the pensions to the revolutionary pensioners of the United States, two hundred thousand dollars.

For half-pay pensions to widows and orphans, three thousand dollars.
For the invalid and half-pay pensioners, seventy-five thousand 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 appropri ated; but that no part of the same shall be drawn from the treasury before the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

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priated to be paid from treasury.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828.

Duty of collectors after the passage of this act.

Act of Feb. 18, 1793, ch. 8.

Chap. CXIX.–An Act to authorize the licensing of vessels to be employed in the

mackerel

fishery. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of the collector of the district to which any vessel may belong, on an application for that purpose by the master or owner thereof, to issue a license for carrying on the mackerel fishery, to such vessel, in the form prescribed by the act, entitled "An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same," passed the eighteenth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three: Provided, That all the provisions of said act, respecting the licensing of ships or vessels for the coasting trade and fisheries, shall be deemed and taken to be applicable to licenses and to vessels licensed for carrying on the mackerel fishery.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

Proviso.

STATUTE I.

May 24, 1828.

(Obsolete.) 1828, ch. 117.

Chap. CXX.An Act in addition to An act making an appropriation for the

support of the navy of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

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 they are hereby, appropriated, viz:

Sums appro

priated.

(a) See notes of the acts of Congress in relation to ships and vessels, and persons employed in the fisheries, vol. iii. 49—and notes of the decisions of the Courts of the United States on the acts relating to the fisheries, vol. ii. 49.

Pay, &c.

For pay, subsistence, and provisions, thirty-five thousand one hundred and sixty dollars.

For medicines and hospital stores, one thousand two hundred dollars.
For outfits, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For repairs, and for wear and tear, ten thousand dollars.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

Medicines.
Outfits.
Repairs, &c.

STATUTE I.

assistant sur

geon, unless

then in

Chap. CXXI. An Act for the better organization of the medical department of May 24, 1828. the navy of the United States. (a)

After the Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

passing of this States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the act, no person passing of this act, no person shall receive the appointment of assistant to receive the surgeon in the navy of the United States, unless he shall have been ex- appointment of amined and approved by a board of naval surgeons, who shall be designated for that purpose, by the secretary of the navy department; and no examined, &c. person shall receive the appointment of surgeon in the navy of the United States until he shall have served as an assistant surgeon at least two years, on board a public vessel of the United States, at sea, and unless, also, he shall have been examined and approved by a board of surgeons constituted as aforesaid. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United President of

the United States may designate and appoint to every fleet or squadron an expe, States may derienced and intelligent surgeon, then in the naval service of the United signate, &c. to States, to be denominated “Surgeon of the Fleet,” who shall be surgeon every feet or of the flag ship, and who, in addition to his duties as such, shall examine squadron an

intelligent surand approve all requisitions for medical and hospital stores for the fleet,

geon, and inspect their quality; and who shall, in difficult cases, consult with the naval scrthe surgeons of the several ships, and make records of the character and vice of the treatment of diseases, to be transmitted to the Navy Department; and who, in addition to the compensation allowed to surgeons at sea, shall be allowed double rations while acting as surgeon of the fleet as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That assistant surgeons who shall Assistant surhave been commissioned less than five years, shall each receive thirty geons who have

been commisdollars a month, and two rations a day; after five years' service, they shall sioned less than be entitled to an examination by a board of naval surgeons, constituted as five years, to aforesaid, and having been approved and passed by such board, they shall receive each

30 dollars a each receive an addition of five dollars a month, and one ration a day; month, and two and, after ten years' service, a further addition of five dollars a month, rations per day, and one ration a day.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every surgeon who shall have Every surreceived his appointment, as is hereinbefore provided for, shall receive geon who fifiy dollars a month, and two rations a day; after five years

' service, he sive dhe ne

ceived his apshall be entitled to receive fifty-five dollars a month and an additional pointment as ration a day; and after ten years' service, he shall receive sixty dollars а

herein provided month and an additional ration a day; and after twenty years' service, he

for, to receive

50 dollars per shall receive seventy dollars a month and the rations as last aforesaid.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every assistant surgeon (after rations a day, having faithfully served two years) shall, while in actual service at sea, in

Every assist addition to the usual compensation allowed him by law, receive double ant surgeon, &c.

United States.

a

&c.

a

month and two

&c.

(a) Acts relating to the medical department of the navy:
An act to regulate the medical establishment, March 2, 1799, ch. 27.
An act further to regulate the medical department of the army, May 8, 1820, ch. 75.

An act for the better organization of the medical department of the navy of the United States, May 24, 1828, ch. 121.

An act to amend an act entitled “ An act for the better organization of the medical department of the navy, approved May 24, 1828,” Jan. 21, 1829, ch. 7.

An act to re-organize the navy department of the United States, Aug. 31, 1842, ch. 286, sec. 3. Vol. IV.-40

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to receive five dollars per month in addition to the usual compensation.

rations, and five dollars a month; and every surgeon in the navy, while in actual service at sea, shall also, in addition to his usual compensation, receive double rations, and ten dollars a month.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828. Chap. CXXII.-An Act authorizing the legislative council of the territory of

Michigan to take charge of school lands in said territory. Governor, &c. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United to make such

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the governor and legislaws, &c. as they may deem lative council of the territory of Michigan be, and they are hereby, authorexpedient, to ized to make such laws and needful regulations, as they shall deem most protect from injury, &c., sec

expedient, to protect from injury and waste section numbered sixteen, in tion 16, re

said territory, reserved in each township, for the support of schools there. served in each in; and to provide, by law, for leasing the same, for any term not exceedtownship for the ing four years, in such manner as to render them productive, and most support of schools, &c.

conducive to the objects for which they were designed.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

army, and

army, &c.

vants.

STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828. Chap. CXXIII.-An Act making appropriations for the military service of the

United States, for the first quarter of the year une thousand eight hundred and [Obsolete.)

twenty-nine. Sums appro

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United priated for the military service

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sams be, for the 1st and the same are hereby, appropriated for the military service of the quarter of 1829. United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hun

dred and twenty-nine, to wit: Pay of the

For
pay
of the

pay

and subsistence of the officers, two hundred and sixty-four thousand and seventy-six dollars. Forage.

For forage for officers, ten thousand and thirty-two dollars. Clothing of For clothing of officers' servants, four thousand nine hundred and officers' ser

forty-two dollars.

For the recruiting service, nine thousand dollars. Recruiting service.

For the contingent expenses of the recruiting service, four thousand Contingent dollars, expenses.

For the subsistence department, fifty-four thousand two hundred dollars. Subsistence department.

For the purchasing department, forty-four thousand five hundred and Purchasing ninety-four dollars and thirty-seven cents. department.

For the medical department, six thousand dollars. Medical department.

For the quartermaster general's department, eighty-five thousand two Quarter- hundred and twenty dollars. master gene- For the military academy at West Point, three thousand dollars. ral's depart

For the contingencies of the army, two thousand five hundred dollars. Military aca- For the national armories, ninety thousand dollars. demy.

For the current expenses of the ordnance service, sixteen thousand Contingencies

two hundred and fifty dollars. National ar- For armament of new fortifications, twenty-five thousand dollars. mories.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sums herein appropriOrdnance de- ated shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropartment.

New fortific priated; but that no part of the same shall be drawn from the treasury cations. before the first January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

ment.

of the army.

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