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I. RESOLUTION in relation to the transmission of public documents printed by order Jan. 13, 1831.

of either House of Congress. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Transmission of States of America, in Congress assembled, That nothing contained in the public act to reduce into one the several acts establishing and regulating the Post-office Department, approved March third, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, shall be construed to repeal or limit the operation 1825, ch. 64. of the act authorizing the transmission of certain documents free of postage, approved December nineteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one.

APPROVED, January 13, 1831.

Peters' Con

II. A RESOLUTION directing the Secretary of State to subscribe for seventy copies March 2, 1831.

of PetersCondensed Reports of decisions of the Supreme Courl. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the densed Reports. Department of State be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to subscribe for and receive seventy copies of the Condensed Reports of cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, edited by Richard Peters, and cause to be distributed one copy thereof to the President of the United States, each of the justices of the Supreme Court, each of the judges of the district courts, the attorney general of the United States, each of the heads of departments, each of the judges of the several territories of the United States, five copies thereof for the use of each House of Congress; and the residue of the copies shall be deposited in the library of Congress: Provided, however, That the cost of each volume shall not exceed five dollars.

APPROVED, March 2, 1831.

ACTS OF THE TWENTY-SECOND CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

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

Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the fifth day
of December, 1831, and ended July sixteenth, 1832.

H

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 I.

Jan. 19, 1832. Chap. I.-An Act to authorize the state of Illinois, to sell twenty thousand acres

of the saline lands in said state. State autho- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United rized to sell. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the state of Illinois be,

and is authorized and empowered to sell and dispose of, twenty thousand 1828, ch. 107. acres (in addition to the thirty thousand acres heretofore authorized to be

sold) of the lands granted to said state for the use and support of the
salt works, known by the name of the “Ohio Saline,” in the county of

Gallatin, in said state; the said twenty thousand acres of land to be Proceeds, how selected and sold, and the proceeds thereof applied in such manner as to be applied. the general assembly of Illinois have directed, or hereafter may direct.

APPROVED, January 19, 1832.

STATUTE I.

Jon. 23, 1832. Chap. IX.-An Act supplementary to an act to grant pre-emption rights to set

tlers on public lands. (a) Act of May Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 29, 1830, ch. States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage 208.

Purchasers of this act, all persons who have purchased under an act, entitled “ An
under the act act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands," approved
may assign their the twenty-ninth of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, may
certificates of
purchase, &c. assign and transfer their certificates of purchase, or final receipts, and

patents may issue in the name of such assignee, any thing in the act
aforesaid to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, January 23, 1832.

STATUTE I.
Jan. 23, 1832. Chap. X.-An Act to direct the manner of issuing patents on confirmed land

claims in the territory of Florida.
Patents may
be issued to the

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United present owner. States of America, in Congress assembled, That all patents that are, or

(a) Notes of the acts which have been passed relating to pre-emption of public lands. Act of May 29, 1930, ch. 208.

may be, by law, directed to be issued on private land claims confirmed by the commissioners of private land claims, and by the several acts of Congress approving their reports and confirming the titles to lands in the territory of Florida, shall be, and they are hereby, required to be issued to the confirmees, or to the assignee, or present owner, where the land has been sold or transferred since the confirmation of the title; and it shall be the duty of the commissioner of the general land office, upon the production of satisfactory proof of the death of the confirmee, or upon the production of a regular chain of title from the confirmee, to cause the patent to be issued to the heirs, and legal representatives, or to the assignees of the confirmee, as the case may be. APPROVED, January 23, 1832.

STATUTE I. Chap. XV.-An Act to alter the time of holding the spring term of the Circuit Feb. 10, 18:32.

Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the first day of March next, a term of the Circuit Court of the United Term to be held States for the Southern District of New York, shall commence and be on the 1st Mon

day of April. held at the place fixed by law for holding said Court, on the first Mon- 1839, ch. 81. day of April in each and every year; and that, from and after said first day of March, the term of said Court, now required by law to be held on the last Monday in May in each year, shall be abolished. APPROVED, February 10, 1832. .

STATUTE I. CHAP. XXV.-An Act to provide for the payment of arrearages in the natal ser- Feb. 24, 1832. rice, chargeable to the enumerated contingent prior to the first day of January, (Obsolete.] one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the $80,000 appro United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of eighty priated.

. thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, in the payment of arrearages connected with the naval service, and chargeable to the contingent enumerated prior to January the first, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and which have been or may be approved and passed by the proper accounting officers. APPROVED, February 24, 1832.

STATUTE I. Chap. XXVI.-An Act making appropriations for the revolutionary and other Feb. 24, 1832. pensioners of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.

[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 appropriated for the pensioners of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two:

For the revolutionary pensioners, nine hundred and eighty-seven Revolutionary thousand, five hundred and four dollars.

pensioners. For the invalid pensioners, in addition to the sum of one hundred

Invalid pen

sioners. and forty thousand five hundred and thirty-two dollars in the treasury, one hundred and sixty-five thousand and thirty-nine dollars. For pensions to widows and orphans, three thousand dollars.

Widows and

orphans. APPROVED, February 24, 1832.

STATUTE I. Chap. XXVII.-An Act making appropriations for fortifications for the year one Feb. 24, 1832.

thousand eight hundred and thirty-two. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

[Obsolete.) United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated, for fortifications for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, viz: VOL. IV.-63

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Forts.

For the preservation of Castle island, and repair of fort Independence, twenty thousand dollars. For the preservation of George's island, nine thousand dollars. For fort Adams, Newport harbour, one hundred thousand dollars. For the completion of fort Hamilton, New York, ten thousand dollars. For repairing fort Columbus and Castle Williams, New York, fifty thousand dollars. For arrearages incurred in the preservation of the Pea Patch island, two thousand dollars. For fort Monroe, Virginia, seventy-two thousand dollars. For fort Calhoun, Virginia, eighty thousand dollars. For the completion of fort Macon, North Carolina, thirty thousand dollars. For the completion of the fort on Oak island, North Carolina, seven thousand dollars. For the fort on Cockspur island, Geor. gia, forty-six thousand dollars. For fortifications at Charleston, thirty thousand dollars. For fortifications at Pensacola, one hundred thousand dollars. For fort at Mobile Point, eighty-seven thousand two hundred dollars. For contingencies of fortifications, ten thousand dollars.

APPROVED, February 24, 1832. STATUTE I. Feb. 24, 1832. Chap. XXVIII.-An Act making appropriations for the naral service for the year [Obsolete.]

one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be appropriated for the naval service for the year one thousand

eight hundred and thirty-two, viz: Pay and sub- For pay and subsistence of the officers of the navy, and the pay of sistence, ac.

seamen, one million four hundred and nine thousand nine hundred and Pay at navy twenty-seven dollars. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, yards.

and all the civil establishments at the several yards, fifty-eight thousand

five hundred and thirty dollars. Provisions.

For provisions, four hundred and twenty-nine thousand one hundred

and seventy-five dollars. Repairs. For repairs of vessels in ordinary, and the repairs and wear and tear

of vessels in commission, five hundred and thirty thousand six hundred

and eighty-two dollars. Medicines, &c. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other

expenses on account of the sick, twenty-five thousand dollars. Repairs, For improvements and necessary repairs of navy yards, viz: For the at navy yards. navy yard at Portsmouth, forty-one thousand one hundred and thirty.

Portsmouth.
Boston.

four dollars. For the navy yard at Boston, eighty-five thousand dollars. New York. For the navy yard at New York, seventy-two thousand dollars. For the Philadelphia. navy yard at Philadelphia, ten thousand six hundred and eighty-eight Washington. dollars. For the navy yard at Washington, forty-two thousand dollars. Norfolk. For the navy yard at Norfolk, one hundred and twenty thousand nine Pensacola.

hundred and twenty-three dollars. For the navy yard at Pensacola,

twenty-five thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars. Ordnance, &c. For ordnance and ordnance stores, ten thousand dollars. Miscellaneous. For defraying expenses that may accrue for the following purposes,

viz: For freight and transportation of materials and stores of every description; for wharfage and dockage, storage and rent, travelling expenses of officers, and transportation of seamen, house rent, chamber money, and fuel and candles to officers other than those attached to navy yards and stations, and for officers in sick quarters, where there is no hospital, and for funeral expenses; for commissions, clerk hire, and office rent, stationery, and fuel to navy agents, for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for apprehending deserters; for compensation to judge advocates; for per diem allowances for persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, and for officers engaged in extra service beyond the limits of their stations; for printing and stationery of every description, and for books, maps, charts, and mathematical and nautical instru.

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ments, chronometers, models, and drawings; for purchase and repair of steam and fire engines, and for machinery; for purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, timber wheels, and workmen's tools of every description; for postage of letters on public services for pilotage; for cabin furniture of vessels in commission, and for furniture of officers' houses at navy yards; for taxes on navy yards and public property; for assistance rendered to vessels in distress; for incidental labour at navy yards, not applicable to any other appropriation; for coal and other fuel for forges, founderies, and steam engines; for candles, oil, and fuel; for vessels in commission and in ordinary; for repairs and building of magazines and powder houses; for preparing moulds for ships to be built, and for no other object or purpose whatsoever, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses for objects not hereinbefore enumerated, five contingencies. thousand dollars. For the pay of the officers and non-commissioned officers and privates,

Marine corps. and for subsistence of the officers of the marine corps, one hundred and eleven thousand five hundred and sixty-three dollars.

For subsistence for non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, Subsistence. and washerwomen serving on shore, eighteen thousand four hundred and thirty-nine dollars.

For clothing, twenty-eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-five Clothing. dollars. For fuel, nine thousand and ninety-eight dollars.

Fuel. For contingent expenses, fourteen thousand dollars.

Contingencies. For military stores, two thousand dollars.

Stores. For medicines, hospital stores, and surgical instruments, two thousand · Medicines,&c. three hundred and sixty-nine dollars.

APPROVED, February 24, 1832.

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STATUTE I. CHAP. LI.-An Act for the adjustment and settlement of the claims of the state of March 22, 1832.

South Carolina against the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Claim for inStates of America, in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting terest to be setofficers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to liquidate and settle the claim of the state of South Carolina against the United States for interest upon money actually expended by her for military stores for the use and benefit of the United States, and on account of her militia, whilst in the service of the United States, during the late war with Great Britain; the money so expended having been drawn by the state from a fund upon which she was then receiving interest.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, in ascertaining the amount Upon what of interest to be paid, as aforesaid, to the state of South Carolina, interest sums. shall be computed upon sums expended by the state for the use and benefit of the United States, as aforesaid, and which have been, or shall be, repaid to South Carolina by the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the following claims of the Other claims state of South Carolina against the United States, which have been to be allowed. heretofore disallowed, in consequence of their not coming within the regulations of the government, shall be adjusted and settled, that is to say:

First. The cost of certain cannon-balls purchased or procured by the For cannonsaid state for her military defence during the late war, and rejected by balls. the inspecting officers of the United States, in consequence of their not being conformable to the standard fixed by the Department of War: Provided, That the balls so rejected shall belong to the United States.

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