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may be instituted and carried on in the name of the said Union Bank, against the bail, securities, and all other persons bound in such suits for the defendants therein.
SEC. 20. And be it further enacted, That this act be, and the same is hereby declared to be, a public act, and that so much, and such parts of the said acts incorporating the several banks aforesaid, as may be repugnant to this act, be and the same are hereby repealed and annulled.
Approved, March 2, 1821.
SEC. 18. And be it further enacted, That if any stockholder or stockholders in either of the said banks, who has not heretofore assented to the union aforesaid, shall, within three months from the passing of this act, file his declaration in writing in the said Bank of Potomac, declaring himself dissatisfied with the said union, and his determination to withdraw his interest from the same; and if the said bank cannot agree with such stockholder or stockholders on the amount of such interest, and shall not forthwith pay the same, then it shall be lawful for the circuit court of the District of Columbia, at Alexandria, on the petition in writing of such stockholder or stockholders, to appoint three commissioners, whose duty it shall be to ascertain the value of the interest of such stockholder or stockholders in the bank to which he or they may belong at the time of the said union, for which purpose such commissioners shall, under the direction of the said court, have access to the books, papers, and accounts of the said banks, and on the report of the said commissioners, and such other evidences as may be laid before them, then said court shall proceed to ascertain the value of the stock of such stockholder or stockholders, and shall decree the value, so ascertained, to be paid to him or them by the said Bank of Potomac, and shall have power to enforce such decree by execution, attachment, or other legal process.
An Act to amend the act entitled "An act for the gradual increase of the Navy of the United States." Be it enacted, &c., That the first section of the act entitled "An act for the gradual increase of the Navy of the United States," approved April twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixteen, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
SEC. 19. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for any two or more of the SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, instead banks, whose charters are hereby extended, by their of the appropriation therein contained, there shall respective presidents and directors, with the consent be, and is hereby, appropriated, the sum of five of a majority in interest of their respective stock-hundred thousand dollars per annum, for six years, holders, to agree, under written articles of associa- from the year eighteen hundred and twenty-one, tion, to unite and form one bank, by a style and inclusive, to be applied to carry into effect the purname to be prescribed in such articles; and the poses of the said act. subscribers thereto, and their legal representatives, Approved, March 3, 1821. shall, from the day fixed for that purpose in the said articles, be incorporated under the style and name set forth in the said articles, and thenceforth subject to the same rules, duties, regulations, conditions, provisions, and impositions, and be vested with the same rights, privileges, and immunities, as a body corporate, as by this act appertains to the Bank of Potomac, and are prescribed for the union of the Union Bank of Alexandria with the Bank of Potomac.
An Act to regulate the location of Land Warrants,
sixteen, the third of March, eighteen hundred and
An Act to continue in force, for a further time, the act entitled "An act for establishing trading-houses with the Indian tribes."
Be it enacted, &c., That the act entitled “An act for establishing trading-houses with the Indian tribes," passed on the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, and which was, by subsequent acts, continued in force until the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, shall be, and the same is hereby, further continued in force until the third day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and no longer. Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act to release French ships and vessels, entering the ports of the United States prior to the thirtieth of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, from the operation of the act entitled "An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and vessels, and for other purposes."
Be it enacted, &c., That the provisions of the act entitled "An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and vessels," passed May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, shall not extend to, or operate upon, any French ship or vessel that shall have entered into any port within the jurisdiction of the United States prior to the thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury, after deducting a tonnage duty equal to that paid by every French ship or vessel which entered the ports within the jurisdic tion of the United States prior to the passage and operation of the act entitled "An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and vessels," passed May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred
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and twenty, from the tonnage duty collected from French ships and vessels by virtue of the above recited act, between the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and the thirtieth day of September following be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay and refund the remainder of such tonnage duty, free from costs and charges, to any person or persons who shall have authority to receive the same.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in the event of the signature of any treaty or convention concerning the navigation or commerce between the dominions of the United States and France, the President of the United States be, and is hereby authorized, should he deem the same expedient, by proclamation, to suspend, until the end of the next session of Congress, the operation of the aforesaid act entitled "An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and vessels, and for other purposes;" and, also, to suspend, as aforesaid, all other duties on French vessels, or the goods imported in the same, which the duties on American vessels and on similar goods imported in the same. Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act to establish a port of entry in the District of Sandusky, in the State of Ohio, and for other pur
Be it enacted, &c., That, from and after the first day of May next, the town of Portland, in the district of Sandusky, in the State of Ohio, shall be the port of entry for that district; and that from and after that time the present port of entry established at Danbury shall cease to be the port of entry for said district.
Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States to sell and convey a certain tract of land in Northumberland county, in the State of Virginia.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to sell and dispose of, at public or private sale, all the estate, right, title, interest, claim, and demand, of the United States of America, of, in, and to, all that certain tract or piece of land, situate in Northumberland county, in the State of Virginia, formerly owned by Presly Thornton, of the said county and State, and late of Sharp Delany, containing about two thousand five hundred acres, be the same more or less; the same being the premises which William Lewis and Thomas Robinson, by deed of indenture, executed on the second day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and nine, granted and conveyed to the United States; the moneys arising from the said sale to be appropriated towards the payment of a debt due from the late Sharp Delany to the United States, and the residue thereof, if any there be, to be paid over to the legal representatives of the said Sharp Delany.
Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act to authorize the Clerk of the District Court of the United States for the district of Louisiana to appoint a deputy to aid him in the discharge of the duties of his office.
Be it enacted, &c., That the clerk of the district court of the United States for the district of Louisiana shall be authorized to appoint a deputy to aid him in the discharge of the duties of his office; and that the said clerk shall be, in all respects, liable for the acts of his said deputy. Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act to amend an act entitled "An act for regulating process in the courts of the United States." Be it enacted, &c., That in all suits and actions in any district court of the United States, in which • it shall appear that the judge of such court is any ways concerned in interest, or has been of counsel for either party, or is so related to, or connected with, either party, as to render it improper for him, in his opinion, to sit on the trial of such suit or action, it shall be the duty of such judge, on application of either party, to cause the fact to be entered on the records of the court; and, also, an order that an authenticated copy thereof, with all the proceedings in such suit or action, shall be forthwith certified to the next circuit court of the district; and if there be no circuit court in such district, to the next circuit court of the State, and if there be no circuit court in such State, to the most convenient circuit court in an adjacent State; which circuit court shall, upon such record being filed with the clerk thereof, take cognizance thereof, in the like manner as if such suit or action had been originally commenced in that court, and shall proceed to hear and determine the same accordingly, and the jurisdiction of such circuit court shall extend to all such cases so removed, as were istrict court from which the cognizable in the same was removed. Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act to revive and continue in force "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," approved the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
Be it enacted, &c., That the act, entitled "An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, of the Clerks employed in their offices, and the Librarian," approved the eightenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, be, and the same is hereby, revived and continued in force from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twentyfour.-Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act to alter and establish certain Post Roads.
Be it enacted, &c., That the following post roads be, and the same are hereby, discontinued, that is to say:
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From Concord, in Rockingham_ county, by Salisbury, Andover, New Chester, Bridgewater, and Plymouth, thence by New Holderness, New Hampton, Sanbornton, and Salisbury, to Concord, and
From Farmington to Middleton, in New Hampshire.
From Carver to Wareham.
From Northampton, by Southampton, to Springfield, in Massachusetts.
From Milledgeville, to Greensborough, Georgia. From Pocotaligo, by Hickory Hill, to Augusta,
in South Carolina.
From Clinton, in Tennessee, to Pulaski, in Kentucky.
From Washington to Cincinnati; and From Lancaster to Washington, in Ohio. From Falmouth to Grant's Lick, on the east side of the river, in Kentucky.
From Smithton to John Graham's in Missouri. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following be established post roads, that is to say:
In Maine. From Brunswick, by Topsham, Lisbon, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds, Wayne, and Fayette, to Jay; and thence by Livermore, Turner, and Durham, to Brunswick.
From Green, by Leeds and Wayne, to Win
From Bangor, by Levant, Corinth, New Charlestown, Atkinson, Sebec, Brownsville, Williamsburg, Foxcroft, Guilford, and Sangerville, to Bangor.
From Warsaw, by Hartland and St. Albin's, to
From Bethel, by Gilead, Shelburne, Durand, Kilkenney, and Jefferson, to Lancaster, in New Hampshire.
In New Hampshire. From Concord, in Rockingham county, by the McCrillis tavern, in Canterbury, Northfield meeting-house, Sanbornton, Smith's village on the turnpike, across the river near Pine Hill, and Bridgewater, to Plymouth.
From Smith's village on the turnpike, by New Hamptom meeting-house, and the paper mill in Holderness, to Plymouth.
From Concord, by Boscowan, Salisbury village, Andover, New Chester, Bristol, and the Mayhew turnpike, to Rumney.
From Rochester, by Chesnut Hill, in Farmington, to Middleton.
From the post route from Centre Harbor to Plymouth, and the post route from Portsmouth, by Meredith, and New Hampton, to Plymouth, shall be by the post office in Holderness.
In Massachusetts.-From Greenfield, by Bernardstown, Northfield, Warwick, Orange, New
Salem, Shutesbury, Leverett, Sunderland, and Montague, to Greenfield.
From Richmond to West Stockbridge. From Northampton, by East Hampton, South Hampton, Westfield, Southwick, and East Granby, to Hartford, in Connecticut.
From Worcester to Croton.
From Boston, by a turnpike road, to Taunton; and thence by Wellington, Dighton, Swanzey, Warren, Bristol, Portsmouth, and Middleton, to Newport, in Rhode Island.
From South Hadley, by Granby, to Belcher
In Connecticut.-From Mansfield to Willington. From Stafford, by Union, to Woodstock. From Brooklin, by South Killingly, to Thomp
From Bridgeport, by Long Hill, Trumbull, Levi Edwards's, in Huntington, Newtown, and Brookfield, to New Milford.
In New York.-From Utica, by Whitesborough, Floyd, Steuben, and Western, to Rome. From Cayuga to Montezuma.
From Turin, by Harrisburg, Copenhagen, Tylersville, Pinkney, and Rodman, to Adams.
From Newburgh, by Middletown, Marlborough, Milton, and New Paltz, to Poughkeepsie.
From Upper Red Hook Landing, to the present post road from New York to Albany.
From Watertown, by Le Raysville, to Antwerp. From Mooresville, by Bovina, in Delaware county, to Delhi.
From Bergen, by Riga, and East Riga, to Rochesterville.
From Ellicottville, by Little Valley, Conewongo Creek, and Gerry, to Mayville.
From Caledonia to Riga.
From Whitehall, in Washington county, by Putnam, to Ticonderoga.
From Southold, in Suffolk, to the village of Oysterponds.
bridge, in the county of Chenango, by New HartFrom Utica, in the county of Oneida, to BainColumbus, New Berlin, Norwich, and Guilford. ford, Paris Furnace, Bridgewater, Brookfield,
From Lisle in the county of Broome, through the towns of Berkshire and Carolina, on the Susquehanna, and Bath turnpike road, to Ithica, in the county of Tompkins.
From Manlius, by Oran, Delhi, Fabius, Pompey, and thence to Manlius.
From Utica, by Rome, to Montezuma, and thence to Rochester, upon and near the Great Canal.
Cambridge, Easton, and Greenwich, to Saratoga From Bennington, Vermont, by White Creek, Springs; New York.
From Richfield, by Peltries, in Columbia, by Underwood's, in Litchfield, to Utica.
From Peltries, in Columbia, by Elie Palmer's, to Herkimer.
From Little Falls, Herkimer county, by Eaton's Bush, Middleville, Newport, Naham Daniel's Russia post office, to Trenton, with a side mail from Middleville to Fairfield post office.
From Canandaigua, in the State of New York,
From Lewis courthouse, by French Creek settlement, Flatwood's, and Elk river, to Nicholas
From Woodring's mill, in Preston county, by Goff's ferry, on Cheat river, to Leading creek, in Randolph county.
From the mouth of Fishing creek, on the Ohio, river, by Buffalo, Barnes's mills, Pritchett's settlement, and Smithfield, to Kingwood.
From Springfield to Romney, in Hampshire county.
From Morgantown, by Jackson's iron works, Carlisle's furnace, to Sandy creek glades.
From Charlottesville, by Warren, to Buckingham courthouse.
From Culpeper courthouse, by State mills, to Woodville.
From Staunton, by Little river, to the Panther Gap.
From Jacksonville, in Wood county, by Murphy's settlement, to Lewis courthouse.
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That the mail route from Wheeling pass by Sisterville and the mouth of Fishing creek.
That the mail route from Warm springs, in Bath county, by Anthony's creek, to Lewisburg, shall, in returning, pass by Frankford, Locust creek, Barnes's mill, Cackley's, Bradshaw's, and Gatewood, to the Warm Springs.
In North Carolina. From Salisbury to Fayetteville.
From Wilkesborough, by Mock's Old Fields, Salisbury, Skeen's ferry, Lawrenceville, Wadesborough, and Sneedsborough, to Cheraw, formerly Chatham, in South Carolina.
From Charlotte, by Chester courthouse, and Newberry courthouse, to Edgefield courthouse, in South Carolina.
That the mail route from Fayetteville to Wilmington pass by David Wright's store, in Duplin county.
From Salisbury, by Fulton, to Huntsville. In South Carolina. From Columbia, by Ashville and Warm Springs, in North Carolina, to Lexington, in Kentucky.
From Coosawatchie, by Robertsville and King creek, to Augusta.
In Georgia. From Monticello, by Monroe, in Walton county, and Lawrenceville, in Gwinnet county, to Hall courthouse.
From Jefferson to Fairfield, in Camden county. From Carnesville, by Habersham courthouse, to Rabun courthouse.
From Powelton, in Hancock county, by Greensborough, to Madison, in Morgan county.
From Carnesville, by Bushville, to Hall courthouse.
In Kentucky. From Franklin to Nashville, in Tennessee.
From Eddyville, by Iron Banks, to New Madrid, in Missouri.
ticello shall pass by Robert Poage's in Stockton's That the post route from Burkesville to MonValley.
That the post route from Columbia to Glasgow
shall pass by Edmonton, in Barren county.
From Scottsville to Cairo, in Tennessee. the three forks of Grassy creek and Gains's, to BurFrom Falmouth, in Pendleton county, passing lington, in Boone county.
From Bowling Green, by Litchfield and Hardingsburg, to Corydon, in Indiana.
In Tennessee. From Clinton to Burkesville, in Kentucky.
From Washington, in Rhea county, by Hamilton courthouse and the new turnpike road, to Morgantown, at the mouth of Sequatchee, by Marion courthouse and Jackson courthouse, to Huntsville, in Alabama.
From Washington, in Pennsylvania, by Wellsburg, in Virginia, Steubenville, New Salem, New Philadelphia, Wooster, and Norwalk, to Lower Sandusky.
From Canton, in Stark county, by New Portage, Norton, and Wadsworth, to Medina, in Medina county.
From Dover, in Tuscarawas county, by Shanesville and Berlin, to Millersburg, in Coshocton county.
From Dresden, in the county of Muskingum, to Mansfield, in the county of Richland, by the way of West Carlisle, in Coshocton county.
From Aurelius, by Duck creek salt works, Morgan county, by Senecaville, to Guernsey salt works, and to Washington, Guernsey county. In Indiana. From Brownstown to Indianapolis. From Vernon to Indianapolis. From Connersville to Indianapolis. From Lawrencebugh to Aurora, Hanover, and the Rising Sun, to Versailles; and to return by the way of Vaughan's, in Manchester township. From Richmond, by Salisbury and Centreville, to Indianapolis.
Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and em
From Lancaster, by Circleville, to Chillicothe. From Granville, in Licking county, by Worth-powered to provide, by contract, for building lightington, to Dublin, in Franklin county. houses and placing buoys on the following sites From Urbanna, by Troy, to Granville, in Dark and shoals, to wit: five lighthouses, one on Cross county. Island, near Machias; one in the harbor of Boothbay, at such place as the Secretary of the Treasury shall designate; and one on Pond Island, at the mouth of Kennebeck river; one on the Stratford Point, in Connecticut; and one on Throg's Neck, in New York; and on the shoals of Nantucket and the Vineyard Sound a number of buoys, not exceeding ten, in the State of Massachusetts. A lighthouse at the mouth of Oswego river, at such place as shall be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, in the State of New York. And two buoys, one on James's Ledge, and one on the rock called Old Gay, and a spindle on the Brothers, in the State of Rhode Island.
From Golconda to Belgrade.
From Shawneetown to Golconda.
From Vandalia, by the seats of justice of such counties as may be established by the Legislature prior to the next session of Congress, north of Madison county, to Edwardsville.
From Fairfield, by John G. Fitch's, to Vandalia. From Palestine to Vandalia.
The mail from Golconda, by Bloomfield, to Jonesborough, to pass by Vienna.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of money, to wit: For building three lighthouses, one on Cross Island, near Machias; one in the harbor
From Brookville to Indianapolis.
In Illinois. From Golconda, by Franklin court- of Boothbay; and one on Pond Island, ten thouhouse, and Hinds's, to Vandalía.
sand five hundred dollars; for building the lighthouses on Stratford Point, and Throg's Neck, four thousand dollars; for a lighthouse at the mouth of Oswego river, three thousand five hundred dollars for ten buoys on Nantucket shoals, and the Vineyard Sound, one thousand five hundred dollars: for two buoys and a spindle for the rocks called James's Ledge, Old Gay, and the Brothers, four hundred and fifty dollars: and for placing buoys, and anchors with boys, in the Altamaha river, between the port of Darien, and Doboy Sound, in the State of Georgia, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That no lighthouse shall be built on any site previous to the cession of jurisdiction over the same to the United States.
In Mississippi. From Columbia, by Fort Alford's, to Monticello.
From Green courthouse, by New Augusta and Monroe, to Covington courthouse.
From Franklin to Boonsville.
Approved, March 3, 1821.
An Act to authorize the building of Lighthouses therein mentioned, and for other purposes.
In Missouri.-From Shawneetown, by Rood's, Jonesborough, in Illinois, and Bainbridge, in Cape Girardeau county, to Jackson.
From St. Charles, by James Journey's, John Biven's, Isaac Vanbibber's, John Grayum's, and Augustus Thrall's, to Franklin.
From Franklin, by the mouth of Arrow Rock and Mount Vernon, to Fort Osage.
From St. Genevieve, by the Saline, Amos Bird's, John F. Henry's, and Bainbridge, to Cape Girardeau.
In Alabama. From Blakeley to Mobile Point.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Presi
From Fort Hawkins, by Fort Gaines and But-dent of the United States be and he is hereby auler courthouse, to Conecuh courthouse. thorized and requested to cause such an examination or survey of the Isles of Shoals, on the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, to be made, by proper and intelligent persons, as may be requisite to ascertain the expediency and practicability of repairing the sea-wall at Smutty Nose Island, and building a sea-wall between said island and Cedar Island. And that the President be further requested, in like manner, to ascertain the expediency of erecting a stone pier on Sunken Rocks, in the harbor of Portsmouth, in the State of New Hampshire. And the President of the United States