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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of the present charter of Georgetown, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.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 canal to connect the Canal between waters of the Atlantic with the Gulf of Mexico, ten thousand four hun- the waters of

the Atlantic and dred dollars. And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to cause the Gulf of Mexa 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

of Zanesville. 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 ihe twentyMay 29, 1830.

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

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

STATUTE I.

May 31, 1830. 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. Claims to be Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United settled. 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 claims 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 Proviso. 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. Appropriation. 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.

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 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 cach claim, when so ascertained and established, shall be reported to Congress, with the evidence in its support, for final decision and allowance.

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

APPROVED, May 31, 1830.

RESOLUTIONS.

tives

to

I. 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

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.

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 President of 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 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, PostmasDistrict 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, APPROVED, January 13, 1830.

chaplains, and Ex-Presidents.

to 5th census.

III. 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 the fifth census, or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States.

APPROVED, April 30, 1830.

May 28, 1830. IV. RESOLUTION for obtaining the aggregate returns of former enumerations of "Obsolete.)

the population of the United States. Returns to be Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United transmitted to

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the clerks of the several Department of State.

district and superior courts of the United States be, and they are hereby, directed to transmit to the Secretary of State, the several returns of

the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, filed in their Act of March 1, 1790, ch. 2.

respective offices by direction of the several acts of Congress, passed the Act of Feb. first of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety; the twenty-eighth 28, 1800, ch.12. of February, one thousand eight hundred; the twenty-sixth of March,

Act of March 26, 1810, ch.17.

one thousand eight hundred and ten; and the fourteenth of March, one Áct of March thousand eight hundred and twenty. 14, 1820, ch. 24.

APPROVED, May 28, 1830.

May 29, 1830. V. RESOLUTION to suspend proceedings against the corporation of the house of

refuge in New York. Proceedings Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United to be suspend- States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the ed, &c.

Treasury be, and is hereby, directed to suspend all proceedings for the collection of a debt, due to the United States from the society or corporation of the house of refuge in the state of New York, until the end of the next session of Congress.

APPROVED, May 29, 1830.

May 29, 1830. VI. RESOLUTION in relation to the compensation of officers of the marine corps.(a)

Compensation Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United of the officers of States of America, in Congress assembled, That the pay, subsistence, marine corps.

emoluments and allowances received by the officers of the marine corps, previous to the first of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, be, and the same is hereby directed to be continued to them from that date up to the twenty-eighth of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyone.

APPROVED, May 29, 1830.

gress, &c.

May 29, 1830. VII. RESOLUTION requiring annual reports to be made to Congress, in relation to

applications for pensions. Returns of

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United applicants, for States of America, in Congress assembled, That the heads of departpensions to be made Con

ment, who may severally [be] charged with the administration of the
pension laws of the United States of America, be, and they hereby are,
respectively, directed and required, as soon as may be after the opening
of each session of Congress, to present to the Senate and House of
Representatives, a several list of such persons, whether revolutionary,
invalid, or otherwise, as shall have made application for a pension, or an
increase of pension, and as, in their opinion, respectively, ought to be
placed upon the pension roll, or otherwise provided for, and for doing
which they have no sufficient power or authority, with the names and
residence of such persons, the capacity in which they served, the degree
of relief proposed, and a brief statement of the grounds thereof, 10 the
end that Congress may consider the same.

APPROVED, May 29, 1830.
(a) See notes of acts passed by Congress in relation to the marine corps, vol. i. 594.

CTS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of

Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the sixth day of December, 1830, and ended March third, 1831.

ANDREW JACKSON, President; J. C. CALHOUN, Vice President of the

United States and President of the Senate; ANDREW STEVENSON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

STATUTE II.

CHAP. I.-An Act to change the time of holding the rule term of the circuit court

Jan. 13, 1831. of the district of West Tennessee. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United' District judge States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of of Tennessee to

hold term

of the district judge of Tennessee, to hold a term of the circuit court at

circuit court at Nashville, for the district of West Tennessee, on the first Monday in Nashville, first March, in each year, who shall have power to make all necessary rules Monday in and orders touching any suit, action, appeal, writ of error, process, plead- March.

Powers. ings, or proceedings, that may be pending in said circuit court, or that may have issued returnable to the circuit court to be holden on the first Monday in September next, preparatory to the hearing, trial, or decision of such action, suit, appeal, writ of error, process, pleadings or proceedings; and all writs and process may hereafter be returnable to the said courts to be holden on the first Monday in March, in the same manner as to the sessions of the circuit courts directed by law to be held at Nashville on the first Monday in September of each year : and the writs and other process returnable to the said circuit court on the first Monday in September, may bear teste on the first Monday in March.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said district judge shall have Proviso: No power to adjourn from day to day, or to any other period of time, more

final judgment

except by conihan three months before the Septeinber term of said court: Provided, That no final judgment be rendered at said term to be held by the district judge, except by the consent of both parties.

APPROVED, January 13, 1831.

sent.

STATUTE II. CHAP. II.-An Act to amend an act, entitled An act to provide for paying to the Jan. 13, 1831.

state of Illinois three per centum of the net proceeds arising from the sale of the public lands within the same.

(Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of Dec. 12, States of America, in Congress assembled, T'hat so much of the act, entitled 1820, ch. 2:

State of Illi"An act to provide for paying to the state of Illinois three per centum

(a) Acts relating to the circuit court of Tennessee, vol. ii. pp. 420, 477, 516, 693; vol. iii. p. 661. Act of May 5, 1830, ch. 89. Act of July 7, 1838, ch. 193. Act of January 18, 1839, ch. 3. Act of July 4, 1840, ch. 42. Act of May 18, 1842, ch. 30. Act of March 3, 1843, ch. 74. Act of June 17, 1844, ch. 96.

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