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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.

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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 assenbled, 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 hall-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 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. Chap. CXIX.–An Act to authorize the licensing of vessels to be employed in the

mackerel

fishery. (a) Duty of col- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United lectors after States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the passage the passage of this act.

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, Act of Feb. to such vessel, in the form prescribed by the act, entitled "An act for 18, 1793, ch.

enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting 8.

trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same," passed the eighteenth Proviso. 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. STATUTE I. May 24, 1828. 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 (Obsolete.)

and twenty-eight." 1828, ch. 117.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United priated.

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be,

and they are hereby, appropriated, viz: (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. iii. 49.

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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,

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

assistant suramined and approved by a board of naval surgeons, who shall be desig- geon, unless nated 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 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 and approve all requisitions for medical and hospital stores for the fleet, geon, then in and inspect their quality; and who shall, in difficult cases, consult with the naval serthe surgeons of the several ships, and make records of the character and vice of the

United States. 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 dollars 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 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.

&c. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every surgeon who shall have Every sorreceived his appointment, as is hereinbefore provided for, shall receive geon who

shall have refifty dollars a month, and two rations a day; after five years' service, he

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

to receive

50 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 assistaddition to the usual compensation allowed him by law, receive double ant surgeon, &c.

month and two

&c.

(aActs 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.
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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 in

expedient, to protect from injury and waste section numbered sixteen, in jury, &c., section 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

of schools, &c.

conducive to the objects for which they were designed.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

vants.

May 24, 1828. Chap. CXXIII.-An Act making appropriations for the military service of the (Obsolete.)

United States, for the first quarter of the year une thousand eight hundred and

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 sums 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 army, and pay and subsistence of the officers, two hunarmy, &c.

dred 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 de

For the quartermaster general's department, eighty-five thousand two partment.

Quarter- hundred and twenty dollars. master gene- For the military academy at West Point, three thousand dollars. ral's department.

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 of the army.

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.

STATUTE I. CHAP. CXXIV.-An Act making appropriations to enable the President of the May 24, 1828.

United States to defray the expenses of delegations of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Chickusaw, and other tribes of Indians, to explore the country west of

(Obsolete.] the Mississippi.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Delegations of States of America, in Congress assembled, "That the sum of fifteen the Choctaw, thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to enable the dians west of President of the United States to employ suitable persons to conduct the Mississippi, delegations of the Choctaw, Creeks, Cherokees, and Chickasaw, and to explore the such other tribes of Indians as may be disposed to send delegations west lands of the of the Mississippi for the purpose of exploring the unoccupied lands of United States. the United States without ihe limits of the states and territories, preparatory to the final emigration of said Indians.

Sec. 2. And it further enacted, That the President of the United States is hereby authorized to defray the expenses of the delegations expenses 15.000.

exceed 15,000 aforesaid, not exceeding the amount of the above appropriation; to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

Amount of

STATUTE I.

In Maine.

Chap. CXXV.-An Act to establish sundry post-roads und to discontinue others. May 24, 1828.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following be established as post-roads :

In Maine.-From Damariscotta Mills, by West Jefferson and Windsor, to Palermo. From Waterville, by Clinton, Albion and Freedom, to Belfast. From Rumford Point, by Dixfield, Canton, North Livermore, East Livermore, Wayne, and Winthrop, to Augusta; and that so much of the route from Readfield to Rumford Point, as interferes with this route, be discontinued. From Augusta, through South Vassalborough, South China, Palermo, North Palermo, Montville, North Searsmont, and Belmont, to Belfast. From Green to Farmington. From Standish, through East Baldwin, Sebago, Bridgetown and Denmark, to Fryeburg. From Parsonfield, through Porter, and the westerly part of Brownfield, to Fryeburg. From Augusta, through Belgrade, Rome, New Sharon, Industry, and New Vineyard, to New Portland. From New Sharon, through Industry, New Vineyard, and New Portland, to Kingfield. From the Great Falls, in the state of New Hampshire, to the Little Falls in Lebanon, Maine.

In New Hampshire.--From Milford, through Dunstable, to Derry. New HampFrom Farmington to Dover. From Concord, by Chichester, Pittsfield, shire. Barnstead, Strafford, Barrington, and Madbury, to Dover. From Walpole, by Drewsville, Langdon, and Alstead, to Marlow. From Lower Bartlett, through Adam's and Pinkham's Grant, to Randolph. From Haverhill, through Bath and Lyman, to Lyman Bridge, thence to the lower village, in Barnet, Vermont. From Glenville, by Bethlehem and Whitefield, to Lancaster.

In Massachusetts.From Taunton to Providence, by Rehoboth vil- Massachu. lage. From Newburyport, by Salisbury, Amesbury, Haverhill, Methuen, setts. and Dracut, to Lowell

. From Canton, by Sharon and Foxborough meeting-houses, to East Attleborough. From Greenfield, through Shelburne, Buckland, and Hawley, to Savoy. From Ware, through Hardwick, Petersham, Athol, and Royalston, in Massachusetts, and Richmond, and Swanzey, in New Hampshire, to Keene.

In Connecticut.-From Springfield, Massachusetts, by Somers, Con- Connecticut. necticut, on the Burbank road, Tolland, Mansfield, Beardley's store, and Windham, to Norwich. From Sharon, through Salisbury, Great Hal.

Vermont.

New York.

low, the valley of Housatonic, and Fall's village, to North Canaan. From Lyme, through the village of Hamburg, Comstock's Ferry,

East Haddam Landing, Leesville, Middle Haddam, Glastenbury, and East Hartford, to the city of Hartford. From Farmington, by Sunbury meeting-house, to Granby. From Robin's Inn, in Voluntown, by Griswold's meeting. house, to Jewett city. From Windham, Old Courthouse, through Mansfield, and Wellington, to Stafford Springs.

In Vermont.-From Bellow's Falls, through Saxon's River village and Athens, to Townshend. From Arlington, through Sandgate, to Salem, New York. From Chelsea, through Vershire, by Portsmills, to Thetford meeting-house. From Guildhall, through Burke, Sutton, Barton, and Irasburg, by the Episcopal Church, in Berkshire, to St. Alban's. From Richford, by Berkshire, Franklin, and Powell's Falls, in Highgate, to the village of St. Albans. From Bakersfield, through Fairfield, to St. Albans. From Hardwick, through Greensborough, Barton, and Browning. ton, to Derby.

In New York. From the village of Skeneateles, via Sempronius, Lock, and the village of Groton, to Ithaca. From Hillsdale Post-office, down the valley of the Taghkanic, by the Copake and Ancram Postoffices, to the post-road from Poughkeepsie, to Salisbury. From the village of New Ark, by the most direct route, to the village of Eastridge. From Verona, via Cicero, to Cato Four Corners. From Lima, via Fowlersville and Bradley's Four Corners, to Pembroke. From Keesville, via Port Kent, to Burlington, in Vermont. From Delhi, by the most direct route, to Cooperstown. From Watertown, via Evans' Mills, Philadelphia, Antwerp, Governeur, De Kalb, Heuville, to Ogdenburg, From Potsdam, via Norfolk, Massena, and Hogansburg, to the Canada line at St. Regis. From Malone, via Bangor, Moira, Brasher, and Stockholm, to Potsdam. From Ithaca, on the most direct route, via the head of Seneca Lake, and Joseph Tomkin's, to Hammondsport. From South Sparta, via Liberty Corners, Prattsburgh, and Pulteney, to Wayne Hotel. From Hornby, via Mead Creek, Erwin Addison, Woodhull

, and Jasper, to Independence. From Bath, via Prattsburgh, Cool's Corners, and Penyann, to Ovid. From Liberty, via Samuel Taggart's and Vanfassin's Mills, to Lima. From Geneva, via Seneca and Bethel, to Rushville. From Richmond, by Spring Water, to Dansville. From North Almond, to Dewitt's valley. From Almond, via North Almond, Allen, Hunt's Hollow and Portage, to Pike. From Northampton, to Northville Post-office, thence through the towns of Hope, Welles, and Lake Pleasant, to Seth Witmore's. From the village of Owego, [Oswego) via Speedsville, to Slaterville. From Chester Post-office, via the village of Sugar Loaf, to Warwick. From Canandaigua to Gibsonville. From Lodi Post Office, via Seelysburg, and Randolph, to Jamestown. From Chenang. Point, via Rugg's Edy, Osborn's, North Hollow, and Holcomb's Settlement, to Harpersville. From Salem to Union village. From Monticello, via Fallsburgh and Neversink, to the Post-office near the old Dutch Church, in the town of Wawasing. From Poughkeepsie, via Fishkill Plains, Stormville, Patterson, Elm, Milltown, and Millplains, to Danbury, Connecticut. From Mayville, by Mina and Greenfield, to the town of Erie, in Pennsylvania. From Hammondsport, via South Pulteney, East Wheeler, West Hill, West Creek, Neal's Creek, and Pond Settlement, to Rathbone Settlement. From Geneva, via Marengo, Clyde, Melvin's Mills, and Sterling, to the village of Oswego. From Charlotteville, via South Wooster, to Davenport.

In Nero Jersey.-From Mauricetown to Port Elizabeth. From Philadelphia, by Camden, Woodbury, Mullico Hill, Woodstown, Allowaystown, and Roadstown, to Greenwich. From Hacketstown to Hope, Warren county. From Newton, by Stillwater, to the store of Smith and Bristol, on the Delaware, near the mouth of Flatbrook, thence to Dingman's

New Jersey.

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