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For the purchase of five acres of land adjoining the arsenal at Water- Arsenal, &c. town, Massachusetts, five hundred dollars.

For the erection of a military laboratory and workshop at West Point, West Point. two thousand five hundred dollars.

For the purchase of a lithographic press, of paper and ink, and for the Lithography employment of a suitable lithographer for the War Department, six hundred dollars. For barracks at Fort Gratiot, five thousand dollars.

Barracks. For the security of the Pea Patch island; for the construction of a Fort Delaware. new water-tank; and for gravelling the parade at fort Delaware, fortyone thousand three hundred and twenty-one dollars and fourteen cents.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

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STATUTE I. CHAP. CCXVIII.-An Act making a re-appropriation of a sum heretofore May 31, 1830. appropriated for the suppression of the slave trade.

[Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of May States of America, in Congress assembled, That the unexpended balance 24, 1828, ch. 98. of the sum of thirty thousand dollars, appropriated by the act, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the suppression of the slave trade," approved May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and twentyeight, be re-appropriated to the same object, pursuant to the act of Congress of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nine- 1819, ch. 101. teen.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE I.

CHAP. CCXIX.- An Act to repeal the tonnage duties upon ships and vessels of the May 31, 1830.

United States, and upon certain foreign vessels. (a)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Tonnage du-
States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first

ties abolished

as to American day of April next, no duties upon the tonnage of the ships and vessels of

vessels; the United States, of which the officers and two thirds of the crew shall be citizens of the United States, shall be levied or collected; and all acts and parts of acts imposing duties upon the tonnage of ships and vessels of the United States officered and manned as aforesaid, so far as the same relate to the imposition of such duties, shall, from and after said first day of April next, be repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the said first And as to foday of April next, ali acts and parts of acts imposing duties upon the reign vessels on

certain conditonnage of the ships and vessels of any foreign nation, so far as the

tions. same relate to the imposition of such duties, shall be repealed : Provided, That the President of the United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such foreign nation, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of the United States, have been abolished.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE I.

May 31, 1830.

CHAP. CCXX.-An Act to authorize the President of the United States to cause

the present site of the national mint to be sold, and making an appropriation for completing the new buildings now erecting.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be authorized, and he is hereby authorized, to cause

Sales, &c.

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(a) Acts relating to discriminating duties, vol. iv. p. 2.

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Appropriation, 50,000 dollars.

to be sold, at such time, and on such terms as he may deem most conducive to the public interest, the site now occupied by the mint establishment, in Philadelphia, with the buildings and improvements thereon, and also to cause the proceeds of the said sale to be paid into the treasury of the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied to the completion of the mint establishment at the new location, and for furnishing the same with the requisite machinery for conducting the operations thereof.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE I.

May 31, 1830. Chap. CCXXVIII.-An Act to amend the act, entitled An act for the relief of

certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the revolution.” Act of May Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 15, 1828, ch.53. Invalid

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the second section of

pensioners not to be the act, entitled “ An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and subject to cer- soldiers of the army of the revolution," approved the fifteenth of May, tain deductions.

one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, shall not be construed to embrace invalid pensioners, and that the pension of invalid soldiers, shall not be deducted from the amount receivable by them under the said act.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE I.

May 31, 1830. Chap. CCXXIX.-An Act to amend the charter of Georgetown.

Mode of ad- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United vertising a pro- States of America, in Congress assembled, That public notice of the time taxes.

and place of sale of any real property chargeable with taxes in Georgetown, in all cases hereafter, shall be given once in each week, for twelve successive weeks, in some one newspaper in the county of Washington, in which shall be stated the number of the lot or lots, or parts thereol,

intended to be ld, and the value of the assessment, and the amount of Act of May the taxes due and owing thereon; and that so much of the seventh sec26, 1824, ch. 195, sec. 7.

tion of an act of Congress, approved May twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, as requires said notice to be given in the National Intelligencer, and in a newspaper in Alexandria, be, and the same is hereby repealed: Provided, That nothing in this act shall change the manner of giving notice of the sales of property owned by persons

not residing in the District of Columbia. Election of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That on the fourth Monday of FebMayor.

ruary next, and on the same day biennially thereafter, the citizens of Georgetown, qualified to vote for members of the two boards of the corporation of said town, shall, by ballot, elect some fit and proper person having the qualifications now required by law to be mayor of the corporation of Georgetown, to continue in office two years, and until a successor is duly elected, and the person having, at said election, which shall be conducted by judges of election appointed by the corporation, the greatest number of legal votes, shall be declared duly elected, and in the event of an equal number of votes being given to two or more can didates, the two boards in joint meeting, by ballot, shall elect the mayor

from the persons having such equal number of votes. Mayor

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in the event of the death or tem.

resignation of the mayor, or of his inability to discharge the duties of his office, the two boards of the corporation, in joint meeting, by ballot shall elect some fit person to fill the office until the next regular election.

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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the present mayor of Georgetown shall continue to fill the office of mayor until the fourth Monday of February next.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of the present charter of Georgetown, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE L

Chap. CCXXXII.-An Act making appropriations for examinations and surveys, May 31, 1830. and also, for certain works of internal improvement.

(Obsolete. 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 be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, viz:

For defraying the expenses incidental to making examinations and sur- Examinations veys for national works, under the act of thirtieth April, one thousand and surveys.

April 30, 1824, eight hundred and twenty-four, including five thousand one hundred and ch. 46. four dollars and twenty-seven cents, for arrearages on account of surveys and office rent, in the years one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, thirty thousand dollars.

For continuing the road from Detroit to fort Gratiot, seven thousand For road from dollars.

Detroit. For continuing the road from Detroit to Saginaw bay, seven thousand For road from dollars.

Detroit. For continuing the road from Detroit to Chicago, eight thousand For road to dollars.

Chicago. For completing repairs on the road between Alachua courthouse, and For road in

Florida. Jacksonville, in Florida, two thousand dollars.

For completing the road from Alagua to Mariana, two thousand For road in dollars.

Florida. For completing the survey and estimate of a canal to connect the Canal between

the waters of the Atlantic with the Gulf of Mexico, ten thousand four hun

waters of

the Atlantic and dred dollars. And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to cause the Gulf of Mex. a detailed report to be made out, showing the practicability or impracti- ico. cability of making a ship or other canal, and the reasons for either, with an estimate of the probable expense and advantages of such canal as may be considered practicable.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred thousand Cumberland dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of opening, road, westward grading, and making the Cumberland road, westwardly of Zanesville, in the state of Ohio; and that the sum of sixty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of opening, grading, and bridging the Cumberland road, in the state of Indiana, commencing at Indianapolis, and progressing with the work to the eastern and western boundaries of said state; and that the sum of forty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of opening, grading, and bridging the Cumberland road, in the state of Illinois; which said sums shall be paid out of any money not otherwise appropriated, and replaced out of the fund reserved for laying out and making roads, under the direction of Congress, by the several acts passed for the admission of states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, into the Union, on an equal footing with the original states.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for the immediate accomplish- Cumberland ment of these objects, the superintendents heretofore appointed, or hereafter to be appointed in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, shall, under the direction of the President of the United States, faithfully execute the

road.

Cumberland road. Appropriation.

work, and disburse the money, giving bond and security as he shall direct, and receiving such compensation as in his opinion shall be equitable and just, not exceeding to each that heretofore allowed by law to the superintendent of the Cumberland road in the state of Ohio.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, granted, for claims due and remaining unpaid at the treasury, on account of the Cumberland road, east of Wheeling, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

I approve this bill, and ask a reference to my communication to Congress of this dato, in relation thereto.

ANDREW JACKSON. APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE I.
May 31, 1930. Chap. CCXXXIII.— An Act making additional appropriations for pay of the

marine corps. (a)
(Obsolete.)
Marine corps.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations. States of America, in Congress assembled, That there is hereby appropri

ated, out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, a

sum sufficient to pay the extra emoluments directed to be paid to the Resolution of officers of the marine corps by a joint resolution, approved the twentyMay 29, 1830.

ninth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE I.

May 31, 1830.

Claims to be settled.

Proviso.

CHAP. CCXXXIV.- An Act to authorize the payment of the claim of the state

of Massachusetts, for certain services of her militia during the late war. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury, under the superintendence of the Secretary of War, be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to audit and settle the clains of the state of Massachusetts against the United States for the services of her militia during the late war, in the following cases: First, where the militia of the said state were called out to repel actual invasion, or under a well-founded apprehension of invasion : Provided, their numbers were not in undue proportion to the exigency: Second, where they were called out by the authority of the state, and afterwards recognised by the federal government; and Thirdly, where they were called out by, and served under, the requisition of the President of the United States, or of any officer thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of four hundred and thirty thousand seven hundred and forty-eight dollars and twenty-six cents, if so much be necessary, be applied to the foregoing purposes, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

Appropriation.

STATUTE I.

May 31, 1830.

Chap. CCXXXV.-An Act for the relief of sundry citizens of the United States,

who have lost property by the depredations of certain Indian tribes. (Obsolete.) Certain claims

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United to be settled, States of America, in Congress assembled, That the claims of certain &c.

citizens of the United States, named in the Senate document at the first session of the nineteenth Congress, number fifty-five, for depredations committed on their property by the Indian tribes therein mentioned, and

the claim of James and Jesse Morrison, and the claim of Burd and (a) See notes of acts passed relating to the marine corps, vol. i. p. 694.

Abram Smith, for Indian depredations, be, and the same are hereby, submitted to the third auditor of the treasury, for examination and adjustment; who is hereby directed to be governed in his decisions, by the provisions of the fourteenth section of the act of March thirtieth, one Act of March thousand eight hundred and two, entitled “ An act to regulate trade and 30, 1802. ch. 13. intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers,” and by treaty stipulations with any of the tribes mentioned, applicable to any of the cases: Provided, That no limitation of time for presenting Proviso. claims under that act shall bar any of the claims herein mentioned. And the amount of each claim, when so established and ascertained, shall be paid to the claimant or claimants, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the amount of each claim, when so ascertained and established, shall be reported to Congress, with the evidence in its support, for final decision and allowance.

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

RESOLUTIONS.

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1. RESOLUTION authorizing the purchase of fifty copies of the sixth volume of Dec. 29, 1829. the Laws of the United States.

(Obsolete.) Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United clerk of House States of America, in Congress assembled, That the clerk of the House

of Representa

tives pur. of Representatives be directed to purchase fifty copies of the sixth volume chase 50 copies of the Laws of the United States, to complete the sets in the library of 6th vol. Laws of Congress wanting that volume, at the rate paid for former purchases of United States. the Laws, being four dollars a volume.

APPROVED, December 29, 1829.

President of

11. RESOLUTION granting the use of the books in the library of Congress, to the

Jan. 13, 1830. Heads of Departments, to certain officers of Congress, and to Ex-Presidents of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the president of the the Senate and Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives, for the time being, House of Rebe, and they are hereby authorized to grant the use of the books in the presentatives to library of Congress, to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Trea- grant the use of

library to Secre. sury, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Postmaster taries of State, General, the secretary of the Senate, and clerk of the House of Repre- Treasury, War, sentatives, the chaplains of Congress, and any individual, when in the Navy, Postmas

General, District of Columbia, who may have been President of the United States; clerk of the at the times, and on the same terms, conditions, and restrictions, as House of Remembers of Congress are allowed to use said books.

presentatives,

chaplains, and APPROVED, January 13, 1830.

Ex-Presidents.

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MI. A RESOLUTION authorizing the transmission of papers, by mail, relating to the April 30, 1830. fifth census.

(Obsolete.) Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Papers relating States of America, in Congress assembled, That so much of the thirteenth section of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and Act of March twenty-five, as restricts the weight of packages by mail, shall not apply to 3, 1825, ch. 64. the transmission of papers relating to thc fifth census, or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States.

APPROVED, April 30, 1830.

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