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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, so much of the act to alter Repeal of duand amend the several acts imposing duties on imports, passed July the
ties on copper
bottoms, &c. refourteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, as repeals the duties hereto- pealed. fore levied on copper bottoms cut round, and copper bottoms raised to the edge, and still bottoms cut round and turned upon the edge, and parts thereof, and on copper plates or sheets, weighing more than thirty-four ounces per square foot, commonly called braziers' copper, and on tobacco leaves, or unmanufactured, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in the act Duty on sheet of the fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to alter and and rolled brass. amend the several acts imposing duties on imports, shall be so construed as to authorize the exemption, from the payment of duty on shect and rolled brass, but the same shall be charged with the payment of a duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem.
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
STATUTE II. CHAP. LXIII.-- An Act making appropriations for the erection of certain forlifica- March 2, 1833. tions.
(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations States of America, in Congress assembled, 'Ï'hat the following sums be, and for erection of the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not
fortifications. otherwise appropriated, namely:
For a fort on Throg's Neck, East river, New York, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For rebuilding fort Delaware, Delaware river, fifty thousand dollars.
For a fort on Foster's Bank, Pensacola harbour, Florida, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For a fort on Grande Terre, Barataria, Louisiana, twenty-five thousand dollars.
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
CHAP. LXIV.-An Act for improving the navigation of certain rivers in the terri- March 2, 1833. tories of Florida and Michigan, and for surveys, and for other purposes.
(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations
for the improveStates of America, in Congress assembled, That, for the purpose of remov
ment of rivers ing obstructions, and improving the navigation of certain rivers in the in Florida and territories of Florida and Michigan, the following sums be, and they are Michigan. hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury; to be expended under the direction of the President of the United States.
For removing obstructions in, and improving the navigation of, the Escambia river, five thousand dollars.
For improving the navigation of the Ochlochney river, five thousand dollars.
For improving the navigation of the Choctawhachie river, as recommended by the Postmaster General, for the transportation of the mail from Pensacola to Tallahassee, five thousand dollars.
For improving the harbour at Chicago on lake Michigan, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For a survey of White and Saint Francis rivers, in the territory of Arkansas, five hundred dollars.
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
STATUTE II. March 2, 1833.
Chap. LXV.-An Act in relation to the Potomac bridge. 1834, ch. 155.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Contracts to be States of America, in Congress assembled, That so soon as the President advertised for.
of the United States shall decide on a plan for the erection of a bridge over the Potomac river at Washington, on or adjoining the site of the old bridge, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby required to advertise
for contracts, after giving, at least, thirty days' notice. Appropriation Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, towards the construction of the for construction said bridge, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, of bridge.
to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in such sums, and at such times, as may be agreed on by the Secretary of the Treasury, and the contractor or contractors, who shall give to the said Secretary satisfactory security for the faithful performance of the contract.
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
Georgetown and Alexandria, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United citizens of States of America, in Congress assembled, That, in order to aid the citiGeorgetown to
zens of Georgetown in removing the obstruction to their navigation, by improve navigation of Potomac, causing the cut already made through the bar, below the town, to be &c.
enlarged and deepened; and for the further purpose of enabling them to make a free turnpike road to the district line on the Virginia side of the river, and to purchase of the present proprietors, and make for ever free, the bridge over the Little Falls of Potomac river, the sum of one hundred and fifiy thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated,
to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. How to be Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said sum shall be paid, from paid.
time to time, by the Secretary of the Treasury, to the order of the corpo ration of Georgetown, in such sums as to enable the said corporation to
effect the purposes aforesaid. Condition Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That before the said sum be paid
over to the said corporation, it shall pass an ordinance to make said road and bridge free, and to be kept in repair by said corporation for ever.
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
March 2, 1833. Chap. LXVII.—An Act (in) addition to the act for the gradual improvement of 1827, ch. 94.
the navy of the United States. Five hundred Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United thousand dollars States of America, in Congress assembled, That for the gradual improve annually appropriated.
ment of the navy of the United States, the sum of five hundred thousand 1838, ch. 92, 2. dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, be,
and the same is hereby appropriated, annually, for six years, from and after the third day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, when the
present appropriation expires. To be applied Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United as directed by States be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to cause the ast of March 3, above-mentioned appropriation to be applied, as directed and prescribed 1827
by the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, to which this is in addition, the provisions whereof are hereby continued in force for the term above mentioned, and to be applied also to the purchase of other necessary materials as well as timber suitable for the con struction of vessels of war.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in addition to the provisions Provisions for now in force on the subject of the live oak growing on the public lands, preservation of it shall be the duty of all collectors of the customs within the territory of Florida, and the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, before allowing a clearance to any vessel laden in whole or in part with live oak timber, to ascertain satisfactorily that such timber was cut from private lands, or, if from public ones, by consent of the Navy Department. And it is hereby made the duty of all officers of the customs, and of the land officers within said territory and states, to cause prosecutions to be seasonably instituted against all persons known to be guilty of depredations on, or injuries to, the live oak growing on the public lands.
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
CHAP. LXVIII.–An Act to improve the condition of the non-commissioned officers March 2, 1833.
ond prirates of the army and marine corps of the United States, and to prevent desertion. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Term of en
listment in the States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the pas
army, and pay. sage of this act, all enlistments in the army of the United States shall be for three years; and that the monthly pay of the non-commissioned officers and soldiers shall be as follows, viz: to each sergeant major, quartermaster sergeant, and chief musician, sixteen dollars; to the first sergeant of a company, fifteen dollars; to all other sergeants, twelve dolJars each; to each artificer, ten dollars; to each corporal, eight dollars, and to each musician and private soldier, six dollars: and that all enlist- Term of en
listment in the ments in the marine corps shall be for four years; and that the monthly
marine corps, pay of the non-commissioned officers and soldiers in said corps, shall be and pay. as follows, viz: to each sergeant major and quartermaster sergeant, seventeen dollars; to the drum major, fife major, the orderly sergeants of posts, and first sergeants of guards at sea, sixteen dollars each; to all other sergeants, thirteen dollars; to each corporal, nine dollars; to each musician, eight dollars; and to each private, seven dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That one dollar of the monthly pay One dollar of of every musician and private soldier, shall be retained until the expira- monthly pay to
be retained, &c. tion of the two first years of their enlistment, when each shall receive the twenty-four dollars retained pay, which shall have so accrued: Provided, He shall have served honestly and faithfully that portion of the term of his first enlistment. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That every able-bodied musician or Bounty for re
enlistment. private soldier, who may re-enlist into his company or regiment, within two months before, or one month after, the expiration of his term of service, shall receive two months' extra pay, besides the pay and other allowances which may be due to him on account of the unexpired period of any enlistment.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every able-bodied musician Pay of re-enor soldier, who shall re-enlist into his company or regiment, as specified
listed men. in the third section of this act, shall receive his full pay, at the rate of six dollars per month, without any temporary deduction therefrom.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That no premium to officers, for en- Premiums and listing recruits, nor bounties to recruits for enlisting, shall be allowed bounties not to after the passage of this act.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That no person who has been con- No convict to victed of any criminal offence, shall be enlisted into the army of the be enlisted. United States.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the seventh section of the act, Seventh section
(a) See notes of acts relating to the marine corps, vol. i. p. 594.
of act of May entitled “An act making further provision for the army of the United 16, 1512, ch.86, States," passed on the sixteenth May, one thousand eight hundred and repealed.
twelve, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, so far as it applies to any enlisted soldier, who shall be convicted by a general court martial of the crime of desertion. (a)
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
March 2, 1833. CHAP. LXIX.-An Act making appropriations for carrying on certain works (Obsolete.]
heretofore commenced for the improvement of harbours and rivers, and, also, for
continuing and repairing the Cumberland road, and certain territorial roals. Appropriations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums of money bc, and the same are hereby, appropriated for carrying on or completing certain works and roads heretofore commenced, to be paid out
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Delaware
For carrying on the Delaware breakwater, two hundred and seventy break water.
thousand dollars. Black river, For removing a sand bar at the mouth of Black river, Ohio, two thou
sand four hundred dollars. Cunningham For a pier head at Cunningham creek, Ohio, five hundred dollars. creek. Ashtabula
For completing the removal of obstructions at the mouth of Ashtabula creek.
creek, Ohio, three thousand four hundred dollars. Presque Isle.
For completing the improvement of the harbour of Presque Isle,
Pennsylvania, six thousand dollars. Buffalo har- For completing the pier at the mouth of Buffalo harbour, New York, bour.
thirty-one thousand seven hundred dollars. Gennesee ri- For improving the entrance of Gennesee river, New York, fifteen
thousand dollars. Big Sodus bay. For removing obstructions at the mouth of Big Sodus bay, New York,
fifteen thousand dollars. Oswego. For completing the pier and mole at Oswego, New York, eight thou
sand four hundred dollars. Merrimack For the completion of the breakwater at the mouth of the Merrimack river.
river, four thousand nine hundred dollars. Plymouth
For repairing Plymouth beach, six hundred dollars. beach. Breakwater at
For the breakwater at Hyannis, Massachusetts, five thousand dollars. Hyannis.
For improving the harbours of New Castle, Marcus Hook, Chester, New Castle, and Port Penn, in the Delaware, four thousand dollars. Marcus Hook. and Port Penn. For carrying on the improvement of Ocracoke inlet, North Carolina, Ocracoke inlet. sixteen thousand seven hundred dollars. Cape Fear ri
For improving Cape Fear river, below Wilmington, North Carolina,
twenty-eight thousand dollars. Ohio, Missouri, For improving the navigation of the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi and Mississippi. rivers, fifty thousand dollars. Detroit road to For continuing the road from Detroit to Saganaw bay, fifteen thousand Saganaw bay. dollars. St. Mark's. For completing the improvement of St. Mark's river and harbour in
Florida, in addition to the unexpended balance of former appropriations,
one thousand five hundred dollars. Detroit road to For the road from Detroit to Grand river of Lake Michigan, twentyGrand river.
five thousand dollars. Detroit road to For continuing the road from Detroit towards Chicago, in the territory Chicago.
of Michigan, eight thousand dollars. (a) “No person in the army, navy, or marine corps shall be allowed to draw both a pension as an invalid and the pay of his rank or station in the service, unless the alleged disability for which the pension was granted be such as to have occasioned his employment in a lower grade, or in some civil branch of the service.” Act of April 30, 1844, ch. 15.
For paying the balance due the commissioner for surveying and mark- Road to Chiing the road from La Plaisance bay, to intersect the road to Chicago, within the territory of Michigan, six hundred and eight dollars and seventy-six cents.
For making the said road, fifteen thousand dollars. For completing the improvement of the inland channel between St. Channel beMary's and St. John's, in Florida, nine thousand dollars.
and St. John's. For the completion of the removal of obstructions in the harbour and Harbour and river Appilachicola, in Florida, according to the report and estimate of river Appilachithe engineer, Lieutenant Long, eight thousand seven hundred dollars, including the unexpended appropriation of last year.
For repairing the Cumberland road east of the Ohio, one hundred and Cumberland twenty-five thousand dollars.
road. For continuing the Cumberland road in Ohio, west of Zanesville, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars.
For continuing the Cumberland road in the state of Indiana, one hundred thousand dollars.
For continuing the Cumberland road in Illinois, seventy thousand dollars.
For repairs of the Cumberland road in Virginia, thirty-four thousand four hundred and forty dollars.
For payment of a balance due the commissioner under the act of third Road to New March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, for marking out a
1825, ch. 50. road to the confines of New Mexico, one thousand five hundred and four dollars and fifty-four cents.
For defraying the expenses incidental to making examinations and Examinations' surveys under the act of the thirtieth of April, one thousand eight hun- and surveys dred and twenty-four, twenty-five thousand dollars.
1824, ch. 46. For payment of balance due Joseph C. Brown, for running the western boundary of the state of Missouri, one hundred and forty dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and President to he is hereby, authorized, by and with the approbation of the President alter route of
the Cumberland of the United States, to change the location of the route of the Cumber- road. land road, near Cumberland and Wills' mountain, according to the survey and report thereon of Captain Delafield, of the corps of engineers.
APPROVED, March 2, 1833.
CHAP. LXX.–An Act making appropriation for the public buildings, and for March 2, 1833. other purposes.
[Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America, in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of com- for penitentiary. pleting the buildings of the penitentiary, its support, the purchase of raw materials to be manufactured by the convicts, and as compensation to Thomas Carberry, who is hereby allowed one thousand dollars for his services in planning and superintending the erection of the penitentiary, the sum of fifteen thousand four hundred and thirty-six dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following sums be, and Appropriations hereby are appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury, not for Capitol, Pre
sident's house, otherwise appropriated, for the following purposes, that is to say:
For dressing and laying the stone, procured for paving the terrace of the Capitol, seven thousand dollars.
For enclosing and improving the public ground north of the Capitol, two thousand dollars.
For a pedestal wall, coping, railing, and foot way at the north front of the President's house, ten thousand dollars. VOL. IV.-82