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PUBLIC ACTS OF CONGRESS,

CONTAINED IN VOLUME FOURTH.

Acts of the Eighteenth Congress of the United States.

STATUTE I.-1824.

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An Abstract of the Military Bounty Lands, lying in the Territory of Arkansas, to be furnished for

the Use of the Territory. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to furnish, for the use of the territory of Arkansas, an abstract of the military bounty lands

lying within the same. Jan. 1, 1824..... Imprisonment for Debt. An act supplementary to the act entitled “An act for the relief of

persons imprisoned for debt.” Jan. 7, 1824.. Discriminating Duties. An act concerning discriminating duties of tonnage and impost.

Jan. 7, 1824.... Partial Appropriation for 1824. An act making a partial appropriation for the year one

thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. (Obsolete.) Jan. 19, 1824..... Relief of Distillers in Berks County, Pennsylvania. An act for the relief of certain distillers

within the county of Berks, in the state of Pennsylvania. (Obsolete.) Jan. 19,

1824....... Pensions. An act further extending the term of half-pay pensions to the widows and chil

dren of officers, seamen, marines, who died in the public service. (Expired.)

Jan. 22, 1824.... Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorized to purchase the Seven per cent. Stock. An act au

thorizing the commissioners of the sinking fund to purchase the seven per cent. stock of the United States, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.

(Obsolete.) Jan. 22, 1824... Road from opposite Memphis to Little Rock. An act to authorize the surveying and making

a road from a point opposite to Memphis, in the state of Tennessee, to Little Rock,

in the territory of Arkansas. Jan. 31, 1824.. Compensation of the Officers of Congress and the Librarian. An act to revive and continue in

force an act, entitled “An act fixing the compensations of the Secretary of the Senate, and clerk of the House of Representatives, of the clerks employed in their

offices, and of the librarian.” (Expired.) Feb. 20, 1824.. Public Roads in Florida. An act to authorize the laying out and opening certain public

roads in the territory of Florida. (Obsolete.) Feb. 28, 1824..... Survey of public and private Lands in the southern part of Alabama. An act to regulate the snr

veying of public and private lands in the southern part of Alabama. Feb. 28, 1824. The Time for the Settlement of private Land Claims in Florida extended. An act to extend the

time limited for the settlement of private land claims in the territory of Florida.

(Expired.) Feb. 28, 1824...... Repeal of the Act to lessen the Compensation of Marshals, Clerks, and Atlorneys. An act to repeal,

in part, an act, entitled "An act to lessen the compensation for marshals, clerks, and attorneys, in the cases therein mentioned. March 8,1824..

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Appropriations for the Military Service for 1824. An act making appropriations for the mili

tary service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. (Obsolete.) March 10, 1824...

8 District Court in Alabama. An act for the better organization of the district courts of the United States within the state of Alabama. March 10, 1824......

9 Boundary Line between Edwardsville and Springfield Land Districts. An act to define the boun

dary line between the Edwardsville and Springfield land districts, in the state of Illinois. March 16, 1824.. ........

10 District Court of Kentucky. An act to change the terms of the district court of the United States for the Kentucky district. March 24, 1824......

11 Assistants to be employed in the General Land Office. An act to authorize the employing of certain assistants in the general land office. March 24, 1824.......

11 Appropriations for the Support of Government in 1824. An acı making appropriations for the

support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. (Obsolete.) April 2, 1824.....

11 Turnpike Company in the District of Columbia. An act to amend an act, entitled “An act for

the establishment of a turnpike company in the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia.” April 9, 1824....

17 Pensions. An act extending the term of pensions granted to persons disabled, and to the

widows and orphans of those who have been slain, or who have died, in consequence of wounds or casualties, received while in the line of their duty, on board the private armed ships of the United States, during the late war. (Obsolete.) April 9, 1824......

18 Acts of James Miller, Governor of Arkansas, confirmed. An act confirming certain acts of

James Miller, as governor of the territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes.
April 9, 1824...

18 Circuit and District Courts of Ohio and Kentucky. An act to change the terms of the circuit

and district courts of the United States in the state of Ohio, and one of the terms of the circuit court in Kentucky. April 22, 1824 .....

18 Consent to an Act of the Legislative Council of Florida levying a Poll-tax. An act giving the

consent and sanction of Congress to a certain act of the legislative council of the territory of Florida. April 22, 1824

19 District Court of Illinois. An act to alter the times of holding the district court of the United States for the district of Illinois. April 22, 1824....

19 Imprisonment for Debt. An act supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act supplementary

to the act, entitled · An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt.'” April 22, 1824

19 Appropriations for the Support of the Navy for 1824. An act making appropriations for the

support of the navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. (Obsolete.) April 29, 1824....

... 20 Appropriations for certain Fortifications for 1824. An act making appropriations for certain

fortifications of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. (Obsolete.) April 29, 1824....

22 District Court in Missouri. An act to alter the times of holding the district court in the district of Missouri. April 29, 1824....

22 Surveys and Plans for Roads and Canals. An act to procure the necessary surveys, plans,

and estimates upon the subject of roads and canals. April 30, 1824.............. 22 Reward to the Officers and Crews of Gigs and Boats under the Command of Lieutenant Francis H.

Gregory. An act rewarding the officers and crews of two gigs or small boats, under the command of Lieutenant Francis H. Gregory of the United States navy. May 4, 1824...

23 Consent of Congress to Acts of the State of Alabama. An act declaring the consent of Con. gress to certain acts of the state of Alabama. May 13, 1824.......

23 Courts in the District of Columbia. An act altering the times of holding the courts in the District of Columbia. May 13, 1824...

23 Debt due the United States by the Purchasers of Public Lands. Au act to provide for the extin

guishment of the debt due to the Únited States by the purchasers of public lands. (Obsolete.) May 18, 1824..

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Appointment of an Agent for the Osage Indians west of the State of Missouri, and Regulations as to

Indian Agents. An act providing for the appointment of an agent for the Osage Indians west of the state of Missouri and territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes. (Repealed.) May 18, 1824......

25 Duties on Imports. An act to amend the several acts imposing duties on imports. (Repealed.) May 22, 1824.....

25 Land granted for the Seat of Government in Florida. An act providing for a grant of land for

the seat of government in the territory of Florida, and for other purposes. May 24, 1824...

30 Correction of Errors in making Entries of Lands at the Land Ofices. An act supplementary to

an act, approved on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled "An

act providing for the correction of errors in making entries of land at the land offices." May 24, 1824...... Improvement of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. An act to improve the navigation of the Ohio

and Mississippi rivers. May 24, 1824..... Stock to be created to provide for the Awards of the Commissioners under the Treaty with Spain. An

act to authorize the creation of a stock to an amount not exceeding five millions of dollars, to provide for the awards of the commissioners under the treaty with Spain, of the twenty-second of February, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. (Obsolete.) May 24, 1824. ....

33 Surrey of the Public Lands on Rivers, Lakes, Bayous, and Watercourses. An act changing the

mode of surveying the public lands on any river, lake, bayou, or watercourse. May 24, 1824...

34 District Courts in South Carolina. An act to alter the times of holding the circuit and dis

trict courts of the United States for the district of South Carolina. May 25, 1824. 34 Treaties with the Indian Tribes. An act to enable the President to hold treaties with certain Indian tribes, and for other purposes. May 25, 1824.....

35 Further Appropriations for the Military Service for the Year 1824, gc. An act making further

appropriations for the military service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) May 26, 1824.....

36 Appropriation to Benjamin Huffman, a captive to the Indians. An act appropriating a sum of money to Benjamin Huffman, of the state of Indiana. May 26, 1824....

37 Appropriations to carry into effect Indian Treaties. An act making appropriations to carry into effect certain Indian treaties. May 26, 1824.......

37 A Bounty to Vessels employed in the Cod Fisherics. An act to allow the bounty to vessels employed in the cod fisheries, in certain cases. May 26, 1824.......

38 Appropriations for deepening the Harbour of Presque Isle and for repairing Plymouth Beach. An

act making appropriations for deepening the channel leading into the harbour of

Presque Isle, and for repairing Plymouth beach. (Obsolete.) May 26, 1824...... 38 Pre-emption Rights in the Territory of Arkansas. An act concerning pre-emption rights in the territory of Arkansas. May 26, 1824.....

39 Western Boundary of the Territory of Arkansas, &c. An act to fix the western boundary line of the territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824......

40 Appropriations towards the Extinguishment of Quapaw Title to Lands in the Territory of Arkansas.

An act making an appropriation towards the extinguishment of the Quapaw title to lands in the territory of Arkansas. May 26, 1824..

41 Authorizing the Employment of additional Clerks, &c., in the several Departments. An act autho

rizing the employment of additional clerks, and certain messengers and assistants, and other persons, in the several departments. May 26, 1824....

41 Salary to the Collectors of Nantucket and Pensacola, and Office of Surveyor of the District of Pensa

cola abolished. An act to allow a salary to the collectors of the districts of Nantucket and Pensacola, and to abolish the office of surveyor of the district of Pensacola. May 26, 1824.....

43 Levy Court of the County of Alexandria. An act to confer certain powers on the levy court

of the county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824....

43 Inspection of Flour in the County of Alexandria. An act further to regulate the inspection of four in the county of Alexandria. May 26, 1824...

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Pago Masters of Vessels authorized to clear out at Petersburgh or Richmond. An act to authorize masters

of vessels, in certain cases, to clear out either at the custom-house of Petersburgh or that of Richmond. May 26, 1824.......

44 Relief of certain Distillers. An act for the relief of certain distillers in the United States. May 26, 1824..

44 Territorial Government of Florida. An act to amend an act, entitled “ An act to amend an

act for the establishment of a territorial government in Florida, and for other purposes." (Obsolete.) May 26, 1824.

45 Donation of Land granted to certain Settlers in Florida. An act granting donations of land to certain actual settlers in the territory of Florida. May 26, 1824........

47 Canal to connect the Navigation of the Rivers Wabash and Miami of Lake Erie. An act to autho

rize the state of Indiana to open a canal through the public lands, to connect the

navigation of the rivers Wabash and the Miami of Lake Erie. May 26, 1824...... 17 Surveys of the Harbours of Charleston and St. Mary's, and the Coast of Florida, &c. An act au

thorizing an examination and survey of the harbour of Charleston, in South Carolina, of St. Mary's, in Georgia, and of the coast of Florida, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) May 26, 1824...

48 District Courls of Virginia. An act to alter the judicial districts of Virginia, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824...

48 Circuit Court in Maryland. An act for altering the time for holding the circuit court of the

United States for the fourth circuit in the Maryland district. May 26, 1824........ 49 Pre-emplion to Public Lands. An act granting to the counties or parishes of each state and

territory of the United States, in which the public lands are situated, the right of pre-emption to quarter sections of land, for seats of justice within the same. May 26, 1824..

50 Courts in Pennsylvania. An act to alter the judicial districts of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824....

50 Land Office in Missouri. An act to establish an additional land office in the state of Missouri.

May 26, 1824.... Sale of Lands conveyed to the United States. An act to provide for the sale of lands conveyed

to the United States, in certain cases, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824..... 51 Claimants to Lands in Missouri and Arkansas. An act enabling the claimants to lands within

the limits of the state of Missouri and territory of Arkansas to institute proceedings to try the validity of their claims. May 26, 1824..

52 Lands in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. An act providing for the disposition of three several

tracts of lands in Tuscarawas county, in the state of Ohio, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824....

56 Land Claims in Mississippi. An act supplementary to the several acts providing for ascer

taining and adjusting the titles and claims to lands in the St. Helena and Jackson Courthouse land districts. May 26, 1824......

59 Debt by the Purchasers of Public Lands. An act explanatory of an act, entitled an act to pro

vide for the extinguishment of the debt due to the United States by the purchasers of public lands, approved on the eighteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. May 26, 1824..

60 Military Land Warrants. An act to allow further time to complete the issuing and locating of military land warrants. May 26, 1824 .....

60 Library of Congress, &c. An act making appropriations for the use of the library of Congress, and for furnishing rooms in the Capitol. May 26, 1824.......

60 Lighthouses, &c. An act to authorize the building of lighthouses, light-vessels, and beacons, therein mentioned, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824......

61 Regulation of the Mode of Practice in the Courts of Louisiana. An act to regulate the mode of

practice in the courts of the United States for the district of Louisiana. May 26, 1824. 62 Land Claims in Louisiana. An act supplementary to "An act providing for the examination

of titles to land in that part of the state of Louisiana situated between the Rio Hondo and the Sabine river.” May 26, 1824...

65 Survey of the Southern and Western Boundary of Missouri. An act to complete the survey of

the southern and western boundary of the state of Missouri. May 26, 1824...... 65

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Claims to Lands in the Territory of Missouri. An act supplementary to an act passed on the

thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “An act making further provision for settling the claims to land in the territory of Missouri.” May 26, 1824.....

65 Certain Lots of Ground granted to the City of Mobile and to Individuals. An act granting certain

lots of ground to the corporation of the city of Mobile and to certain individuals of said city. May 26, 1824....

... 66 Naturalization. An act in further addition to “ An act to establish an uniform rule of na

turalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject.” May 26, 1824.....

69 Pensions. An act explanatory of an act, entitled “An act for the relief of the officers, volun

teers, and other persons engaged in the late campaign against the Seminole Indians, passed the fourth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.” May 26, 1824...

70 Negotiations relative to Lan located under Military Land Warrants, &c. An act to authorize

the President of the United States to enter into certain negotiations relative to lands located under Virginia military land warrants, lying between Ludlow's and Robert's lines, in the state of Ohio. (Obsolete.) May 26, 1824.........

70 Road from the Foot of the Rapids of the Miami to Detroit. An act to authorize the surveying

and making of a road from a point in the north-western boundary of state of Ohio, near the foot of the rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie, to Detroit, in the territory of Michigan. (Obsolete.) May 26, 1824.....

71 Pensions. An act to revive and extend the term of certain pensions which have expired by limitation. (Expired.) May 26, 1824...

71 Fees of the Register of Wills in the District of Columbia. An act to regulate the fees of the re

gisters of wills in the several counties within the District of Columbia. May 26, 1824......

71 Four and a Half per Cent. Stock to be exchanged for Six per Cent. Stock. An act to authorize

the Secretary of the Treasury to exchange a stock, bearing an interest of four and one half per cent, for certain stocks, bearing an interest of six per cent. (Obso

lete.) May 26, 1824... Reservation of Lands for the Wyandot Indians. An act reserving to the Wyandot tribe of In

dians a certain tract of land, in lieu of a reservation made to them by the treaty. May 26, 1824.......

75 Corporation of the City of Washington. An act supplementary to the act“ to incorporate the

inhabitants of the city of Washington,” passed the fifteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and for other purposes. May 26, 1824.....

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RESOLUTIONS.

1. Resolution in relation to an intended visit of the Marquis de La Fayette to the United States. Feb. 4, 1824.....

.... 78 2. Resolution providing a place of deposit for the portrait of Columbus, and directing the

distribution of certain copies of the Declaration of Independence, now in the Department of State. May 26, 1824...

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STATUTE II. - 1824, 1825.

Partial Appropriation for 1825. An act making a partial appropriation for the year one

thousand eight hundred and twenty-four (five). (Obsolete.) Dec. 15, 1824..... 79 Sale of Lands in Ohio. An act to authorize the State of Ohio to sell and convey certain

tracts of land granted to said State for the use of the people thereof. Dec. 28, 1824. 79 Hydrometer to ascertain the Proof of Liquors. An act authorizing the Secretary of the

Treasury to adopt a new hydrometer for ascertaining the proof of liquors. Jan. 12,
1825.

79 Repayment for land erroneously sold by the United States. An act authorizing repayment for land erroneously sold by the United States. Jan. 12, 1825........

80 Government of the Territory of Michigan. An act in addition to an act, entitled “ An act to

amend the ordinance and acts of Congress for the government of the territory of Michigan," and for other purposes. Feb. 5, 1825...

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