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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, 1832.

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 naval ser

Feb. 24, 1832. tice, 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 approUnited 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. XXV1.-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

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 natal service 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 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, &c.

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, &c. 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. 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, 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.

Marine corps.

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 set

tled. officers 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 interesi.

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.

Transportation.

Pay to certain staff officers,

Blankets.

Second. The amount paid by the state of South Carolina for the transportation of military stores, and of her troops, in the service of the United States, as aforesaid; or recognised by them as having been called out for that purpose, over and above the number of wagons allowed to each regiment in the army of the United States.

Third. The pay or compensation allowed by the said state to the paymaster and commissary general, and other staff officers, whilst they were, respectively, employed in making or superintending disbursements for the militia in the service of the United States as aforesaid.

Fourth. The sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars, for blankets purchased by the state for the use of a portion of her militia whilst in the service of the United States.

Fifth. The value of the present contract price of the muskets purchased, or procured, by the state of South Carolina, for her militia, during the late war, when in the service of the United States: Provided, That the said muskets shall become the property of the United States; And provided, also, That any part of the said amount may be received in arms at the present contract price.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the several items hereby allowed, and the amount of interest, as aforesaid, shall, when ascertained, be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, March 22, 1832.

Muskets.

STATUTE I. March 22, 1832. · Chap. LII.- An Act to amend the several acts establishing a territorial government

in Florida. (a) [Obsolete.)

Additional Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United members of the States of America, in Congress assembled, That there shall be elected legislative council.

one member of the legislative council in the territory of Florida, from Act of March the counties of Madison and Hamilton, and one from the county of Wal30, 1822, ch. 13. ton, in said territory.

APPROVED, March 22, 1832.

STATUTE I. March 31, 1832. CHAP. LVII. An Act explana!ory of the act entitled "An act for the relief of

officers and soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, and of the continental army, [Expired.]

during the revolutionary wur," approved thirtieth of May, one thousand eight

hundred and thirty. Act of May 30, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ch. 1830, 215.

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the act, The provisions of the act limite entitled “An act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers of the Vir. ed.

ginia line and navy, and of the continental army, during the revolutionary war," approved thirtieth of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, shall not be construed to extend to any land warrants heretofore issued, which have been located, surveyed, or patented on the lands reserved and set apart for the satisfaction of the military bounty lands due to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line upon continental establishment,

or for the satisfaction of the officers and soldiers of the continental army. The act of

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the third May 20, 1826, ch. 13s, con

section of the act, entitled “An act to extend the time for locating Virtinued in force ginia military land warrants, and returning surveys thereon to the land to June 1, 1832. office, "approved twentieth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty

six, be, and the same is hereby, continued in force for seven years, from

(a) For potes of the acts relating to the territory of Florida, see vol. iii. p. 523.

and after the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirtytwo; and the proprietors of any location, survey, or patent, contemplated by the aforesaid section, may avail themselves of the provisions of the said section, in the cases therein enumerated.

APPROVED, March 31, 1832.

STATUTE I.

Chap. LVIII.—An Act to add a part of the southern to the northern district of March 31, 1832.

Alabama. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United The country in States of America, in Congress assembled, 'That all that part of the country the limits of Ala

bama occupied lying within the limits of Alabama, and now in the occupancy of the

by the Chero. Cherokee and Chicasaw tribes of Indians, shall be added to, and consti- kees and Chicatute a part of, the northern judicial district of Alabama, instead of the saws, a part o:

the northern jusouthern district of said state as now arranged.

dicial district. APPROVED, March 31, 1832.

cers.

servants.

STATUTE I. CHAP. LXIV. An Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the April 5, 1832. year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.

(Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, for the army. and the same are hereby, appropriated for the support of the army for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, viz:

For pay of the army and subsistence of officers, one million one hun- Pay of army, dred and twenty-two thousand one hundred and forty-six dollars.

&c. For arrearages in the pay department, fifteen thousand dollars.

Arrearages. For forage of officers, forty-eight thousand four hundred and twenty- Forage of offiseven dollars.

For clothing for servants of officers, twenty-two thousand eight hun- Clothing for dred and sixty dollars.

For subsistence, exclusive of that of officers, in addition to an unex- Subsistence, pended balance of one hundred thousand dollars, two hundred and fortyfive thousand dollars.

For clothing of the army, camp equipage, cooking utensils, and hospi- Clothing of tal furniture, in addition to material and clothing on hand, amounting to army, &c. thirty-five thousand dollars, one hundred and seventy-nine thousand six hundred and thirty-two dollars.

For medical and hospital department, twenty thousand dollars, in addition to an unexpended balance of eight thousand dollars.

partment. For various expenses of the quartermaster's department, viz: For Expenses of fuel, forage, straw, stationery, blanks, repairing officers' quarters, barracks, quartermaster's store-houses, and hospitals; for erecting temporary cantonments and gun- department. houses; for rent of quarters, store-houses, and Jand; for postage of letters on public service; for expenses of courts martial, including compensation of judge advocates, members, and witnesses : for extra pay to soldiers employed on extra labour, under the act of March second, one thousand 1819, ch. 45. eight hundred and nineteen; and for expenses of expresses, escorts to paymasters, and other contingencies to quartermaster's department, two hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.

For transportation of officers' baggage, and allowance for travel in lieu Transportation of transportation, and for per diem allowance to officers on topographical of baggage, &c. duty, fifty-five thousand dollars.

For transportation of clothing, subsistence, ordnance, and of lead from Transportation the mines, and for transportation of the army, and funds for pay of the of clothing, &c.

(C) Notes of the acts relating to the district court of Alabama, vol. iii. p. 564.

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