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On failure to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, on failure to apply for, and comply with

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a right of pre-emption, under the second section of this act, within this act, lands the time allowed therefor; and also on failure to complete the payment to be offered for on any of the lands, agreeably to the provisions of this act, within the sale.

period allowed for that purpose, in either case, the whole of such lands shall be forthwith offered for sale without delay.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons ments or acts shall, before or at the time of the public sale of any of the lands of the ject to prevent United States, bargain, contract or agree, or shall attempt to bargain, any, one from contract, or agree with any other person or persons, that the last named bidding upon or purchasing pub

person or persons, shall not bid upon, or purchase the land so offered for fic lands, prohi- sale, or any parcel thereof, or shall by intimidation, combination, or unbited.

fair management, hinder or prevent, or attempt to hinder or prevent any person or persons from bidding upon or purchasing any tract or tracts of

land so offered for sale, every such offender, his, her, or their aiders and Penalty.

abetters, being thereof duly convicted, shall, for every such offence, be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding

two years, or both in the discretion of the court. All agree

Séc. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons, shall, ments

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before, or at the time of the public sale of any of the lands of the United effect that one person shall pay

States, enter into any contract, bargain, agreement, or secret understandto another, á ing with any other person or persons, proposing to purchase such land, premium of any to pay or give to such purchasers for such land, a sum of money, or price at which other article of property, over and above the price at which the land may lands of the U. or shall be bid off by such purchasers, every such contract, bargain, S. may be .bid agreement, or secret understanding, and every bond, obligation, or writto be null and ing of any kind whatsoever founded upon, or growing out of the same, void.

shall be utterly null and void. And any person or persons being a party Any premium to such contract, bargain, agreement, or secret understanding, who shall paid in conse

or may pay to such purchasers, any sum of money or other article of quence of such agreement may property, as aforesaid, over and above the purchase money of such land, be recovered.

may sue for, and recover such excess from such purchasers in any court Discovery may having jurisdiction of the same. And if the party aggrieved, have no be enforced by legal evidence of such contract, bargain, agreement, or secret underbill in equity.

standing, or of the payment of the excess aforesaid, he may, by bill in equity, compel such purchasers to make discovery thereof; and if in such case, the complainant shall ask for relief, the court in which the bill is

pending, may proceed to final decree between the parties to the same; Proviso: suit Provided, every such suit either in law or equity shall be commenced to be commenç, within six years next, after the sale of said land by the United States. ed within six years.

APPROVED, March 31, 1830.

STATUTE I. March 31, 1830. Chap. XLIX.–An Act to change the port of entry from Nova Iberia to Franklin,

in the state of Louisiana. Port of entry Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United changed from States of America, in Congress assembled, That hereafter, the port of Nova Iberia to Franklin.

entry in the district of Teche, in the state of Louisiana, shall be at Franklin, instead of Nova Iberia, in said district; and the collector thereof shall hereafter reside at said Franklin.

APPROVED, March 31, 1830.

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STATUTE I. March 31, 1830. CHAP. L.–An Act changing the residence of the collector in the district of Bur

lington, in the state of New Jersey. Collector of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Burlington. States of America, in Congress assembled, That hereafter, the collector of

the district of Burlington, in the state of New Jersey, shall reside at Lamberton instead of Burlington, in said district.

APPROVED, March 31, 1830.

STATUTE I. Chap. LII.-An Act to change the time and place of holding the court for the April 2, 1830.

county of Crawford, in the territory of Michigan. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Time and place States of America, in Congress assembled, That the term of the court ap- of holding a pointed to be held, annually, on the second Monday in May, at the court in Michivillage of Prairie du Chien, by the additional judge of the United States from 24 Monday for the territory of Michigan, shall be held on the first Monday in Octo- in May, at Praiber, annually, at Mineral Point, in the county of Iowa, in the said terri- rie du Chien, to tory; and the cases which shall be pending in the said court on the October, at second Monday in May next, shall be tried and determined at the time Mineral Point. and place above designated, in the county of Iowa; and the clerk and sheriff of said county shall be the clerk and sheriff of this court; and its jurisdiction shall be and continue the same as if said county of Crawford had not been divided.

APPROVED, April 2, 1830.

STATUTE I. Chap. LIX.–An Act amending and supplementary to the act to aid the state of April 2, 1830.

Ohio in extending the Miami canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land io said state, to aid in the construction of the canals authorized by law, and for making donations of land to certain persons in Arkansas territory.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Provision of States of America, in Congress assembled, That so much of the act, Act of May 24, approved May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty

1828, ch. 108,

repealed. eight, entitled “ An act to aid the state of Ohio in extending the Miami canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land to said state, to aid in the construction of the canals authorized by law, and for making donations of land to certain persons in Arkansas territory,” as provides that the extension of the Miami canal shall be completed within twenty years, or that the state shall be bound to pay to the United States the amount of any land previously sold, be, and the same is hereby, repealed : Provided, That if the state of Ohio shall apply the said lands, Proviso: State or the proceeds of the sales, or any part thereof, to any other use what- of Ohio not to ever, than in the extension of the Miami canal, before the same shall have apply the land

c. been completed, the said grant, for all lands unsold, shall thereby become Penalty. null and void, and the said state of Ohio shall become liable and bound to pay to the United States, the amount for which said land, or any part thereof, may have been sold, deducting the expenses incurred in selling the same : And provided also, That it shall be lawful for the legislature Proviso. of said state to appropriate the proceeds of the land so granted, either in extending the said Miami canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, or in the construction of a rail-road, from the termination of the said canal, at Dayton, towards the said lake.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, whenever the line of the When line of said canal, to be extended as aforesaid, from Dayton to the Maumee river, said canal passes at the mouth of Auglaize, shall pass over land sold by the United States, by the U. States, it shall be lawful for the governor of the state of Ohio to locate other governor of Ohio lands in lieu of the land so sold: Provided, such locations shall not may locate exceed the number of acres necessary to complete an aggregate quantity,

other lands.

Proviso. equal to one half of five sections in width, on each side of said extended canal.

APPROVED, April 2, 1830.
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STATUTE I.
April 7, 1830.
Chap. LX.-An Act making uppropriations to pay the expenses incurred in

holding certain Indian treaties. [Obsolete.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations for holding In. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be dian treaties. appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise

appropriated, for the objects herein specified, viz: Expenses of For payment of the expenses incurred by the commissioners in precommissioners. paring for and holding treaties with the Winnebago Indians, and also, with

the Chippewas, Ottowas, and Pattawạtamies, and the council held with the Sacs and Foxes, at Prairie du Chien, in July and August, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, eight thousand nine hundred and

ninety-four dollars and fourteen cents. Reimburse- For reimbursing the “ contingencies of the Indian department," this ment of compen- amount paid from said contingencies to General McNeil and Mr. Atwater, sation to commissioners.

on account of their compensation, two thousand three hundred and

ninety-four dollars and sixty cents. Compensation For payment of compensation yet due to one of the commissioners, to commission

seven hundred and fifty-three dollars and forty-three cents. Compensation For payment of the compensation and all other services of the secreto secretary. tary of the commission, four hundred and thirty dollars. Presents. For payment of a draft drawn by the commissioners on the Secretary

of War, on account of presents to the Sacs and Foxes, eight hundred

and fisty dollars. Services of, For paying Doctor Alexander Walcott, General H. Dodge, John H. &c.

Kenzie, and Henry Gratiot, for services rendered by them in negotiating the said treaties, six hundred dollars.

APPROVED, April 7, 1830.

ers.

STATUTE I.

April 15, 1830. Chap. LXVIII. An Act authorizing the appointment of an additional brigadier . (Obsolete.)

general for the territory of Arkansas. President of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United United

States States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the authorized appoint briga

United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, be, and dier general in he is hereby authorized to appoint a brigadier general for the second Arkansas.

brigade of the Arkansas militia.

APPROVED, April 15, 1830.

to

STATUTE I.

April 23, 1830.

Chap. LXXII. An Act making additional appropriations for the improvement [Obsolete.) of certain harbours, and for removing obstructions at the mouths of certain

rivers, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Appropriations Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United for continuance States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums of works.

money be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for carrying on and completing certain works heretofore commenced, to be paid out of any

money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, viz: Huron river. For removing obstructions at the mouth of Huron river, Ohio, one

thousand eight hundred and eighty dollars and thirty-six cents. Grand river. For completing the removal of obstructions at the mouth of Grand

river, Ohio, five thousand five hundred and sixty-three dollars and eigh

teen cents. Cleaveland For completing the improvements of Cleaveland harbour, Ohio, one harbour.

thousand seven hundred and eighty-six dollars and fifty-six cents. Black river. For removing sand bar at or near the mouth of Black river, Ohio,

eight thousand five hundred and fifty-nine dollars and seventy-seven cents.

creek.

bour.

For improving the navigation of Conneaut creek, Ohio, six thousand Conneaut one hundred and thirty-five dollars and sixty-five cents.

For completing piers at the mouth of Dunkirk harbour, New York, Dunkirk har one thousand three hundred and forty-two dollars and seventy-five cents.

For completing piers at Buffalo harbour, New York, fifteen thousand Buffalo harfour hundred and eighty-eight dollars.

bour. For extending the pier at Black Rock, three thousand one hundred Black Rock. and ninety-eight dollars.

For improving the navigation of Genesee river, New York, thirteen Genesee river. thousand three hundred and thirty-five dollars.

For removing obstructions at the mouth of Big Sodus bay, New York, Big Sodus bay. fifteen thousand two hundred and eighty dollars.

For completing the removal of the sand bar at or near the mouth of Merrimack ri Merrimack river, Massachusetts, three thousand five hundred and six ver. dollars and seventy-two cents.

For the preservation of Plymouth beach, Massachusetts, one thousand Plymouth eight hundred and fifty dollars.

beach. For erecting piers or other works at or near Stonington harbour, Con- Stonington necticut, sixteen thousand four hundred and ninety-one dollars and sixty- harbour. seven cents.

For deepening an inland passage between St. John's and St. Mary's St. John's, &c. rivers, fifteen hundred dollars.

For improving the navigation of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, fifty Mississippi and thousand dollars.

Ohio rivers. For removing obstructions to the navigation of the Kennebec river, at Kennebeck Lovejoy's narrows, Maine, five thousand dollars.

river. For improving the harbours of New Castle, Marcus Hook, Chester, Harbour of N. and Port Penn, in the Delaware river, ten thousand dollars.

Castle, &c. For improving the Cape Fear river, below Wilmington, North Caro- Cape Fear lina, twenty-five thousand six hundred and eighty-eight dollars.

For completing the removal of obstructions in the Appalachicola river, Appalachicola in Florida, iwo thousand dollars.

river. For completing the removal of obstructions in the river and harbour St. Mark's of St. Marks in Florida, ten thousand dollars.

river. For completing the breakwater at Hyannis harbour, in Massachusetts, Break water at six thousand five hundred and seventeen dollars and eighty-two cents. Hyannis.

For carrying on the works of the Delaware breakwater, for the year Delaware one thousand eight hundred and thirty, one hundred thousand dollars; breakwater. and for carrying on the same works during the first quarter of one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, sixty-two thousand dollars.

APPROVED, April 23, 1830.

river.

STATUTE I. CHAP. LXXIII.-An Act to umend an act, entitled " An act to extend the time April 23, 1830. for locating Virginia military land warrants, and returning surveys thercon to the general land office," approved the twentieth day of May, one thousand

[Expired.] eight hundred and twenty-six.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of May 20, Sta'es of America, in Congress assembled, That the officers and soldiers 1826, ch. 138.

Officers and of the Virginia line, on the continental establishment, their heirs or soldiers of the assigns, entitled to bounty land within the tract of country reserved Virginia line, by the state of Virginia, between the Little Miami and Sciota rivers, shall &c., allowed, be allowed until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, to obtain warrants, subject, however, to the conditions, restrictions, and limitations, relating to locations, surveys, and patents contained in the act of which this is an amendment.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no location shall be made by No location virtue of any warrant obtained after the said first day of January, one to be made, &c.

&c.

thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; and no patent shall issue in conCertain provi- sequence of any warrant obtained after that time. And that the second 80 in part re- proviso, inserted in the first section of the above recited act, except only pealed.

that part thereof which requires “a certificate of the register of the land office of Virginia, that no warrant has issued from the said land office for the same services,” be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

APPROVED, April 23, 1830.

STATUTE I.

April 23, 1830. Chap. LXXIV.-An Act to regulate and fix the compensation of the clerks in the 1858, ch. 97, ý 3.

Department of State. Secretary of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United State authorized States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State to employ cer- be, and he is hereby, authorized to employ one chief clerk, whose com

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pensation shall not exceed two thousand dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand six hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; six clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars, each, per annum; one clerk, whose salary shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars per annum; one clerk, whose salary shall not exceed one thousand dollars, to be charged with the duty of translating foreign languages, in addition to other duties; one clerk, whose salary shall not exceed one thousand dollars per annum, one clerk, whose salary shall not exceed nine hundred dollars per annum; one clerk whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars per annum; one superintendent in the patent office, whose salary shall not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; two clerks in the patent office, whose compen. sation shall not exceed one thousand dollars, each, per annum; one clerk,

whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars per annum. All former

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all acts and parts of acts, acts, inconsist- inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, ent, &c. repeal- repealed.

APPROVED, April 23, 1830.

ed.

STATUTE I.

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more than

April 24, 1830. CHAP. LXXVIII.-An Act to authorize the commissioners of the sinking fund to (Obsolete.]

redeem the public debt of the United States. (a) Secretary of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Treasury au- States of America, in Congress assembled, That whenever in the opinion thorized, under of the Secretary of the Treasury, the state of the treasury will admit stances, to of the application of a greater sum than ten millions of dollars in any appropriate one year, to the payment of interest and charges, and to the reimburse$10,000,000,

ment or purchase of the principal of the public debt, it shall be lawful annually, to the for him, with the approbation of the President of the United States, to sinking fund. cause such surplus to be placed at the disposal of the commissioners of

the sinking fund, and the same shall be applied by them to the reimbursement or purchase of the principal of the public debt, at such times

as the state of the treasury will best admit. Comm’rs sink- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, whenever, in any year, there ing fund authorized to apply

shall be a surplus in the sinking fund beyond the annount of interest and any surplus of principal of the debt which may

be actually due and payable by the United that fund to the States in such year, in conformity with their engagements

, it shall be extinguishment of the public

lawful for the commissioners of the sinking fund to apply such surplus debt.

to the purchase of any portion of the public debt, at such rates as, in (a) See notes of acts relating to the redemption of the public debt, vol. ii. p. 415.

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