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ally discovered and being worked, they shall be sold in such subdivisions as shall include these mines at not less than $2.50 an acre; but if not sold publicly at such price, they may be entered within 12 months thereafter at private sale like other lands. Outstanding leases must expire before the sale. July 11,1846.
No. 29. An Act to legalize certain land sales made at Chacchuma and Columbus,in the State of Mississippi, and to indemnify the Chickasaws therefor. July 15, 1846.
No. 30. An Act to change the time of holding the Federal Court in North Carolina. See page 114. July 15, 1846.
No. 31. An Act to establish the collection district of Chicago. July 16,1846.
No. 32. An Act to exempt canal-boats from the payment of fees and hospital money. Persons employed in these boats without masts or steam power, shall not pay any marine hospital tax, or receive any benefit from the marine hospital fund; nor shall the boats be libelled in any of the United States courts for the payment of wages. July 20, 1846.
No. 33. Appropriation bill for the support of volunteers. See page 199. July 20, 1846.
No. 34. An Act to authorize an issue of Treasury Notes and a Loan. Treasury notes may be issued and re-issued, as necessity may require, so as not to exceed $10,000,000 outstanding at any one time, according to the act of Oct. 12, 1837; except that the authority here given shall expire at the end of one year. The President, if he sees fit, may borrow the money and issue the stock therefor, according to the act of April 15,1842; but the sum thus borrowed, together with the treasury notes, shall not exceed ten millions in the whole. The interest shall not be over six per ccnf., and the stock shall not be sold at less than par. No compensation shall be made for preparing these notes, nor shall any additional clerks be allowed except as provided by the act above mentioned. $50,000 arc appropriated to pay bonafide holders of certain treasury notes fraudulently re-issued. July 22, 1846.
No. 35. Appropriation bill for members of Congress and wild Indians. See page 200. July 23, 1846.
No. 36. An Act in relation to the payment of claims. When a claim is allowed by a resolution or act of Congress, the money shall not be paid except to the claimants, their executors or administrators, or to a person producing a warrant of attorney from them, attested by two witnesses and duly acknowledged, and specifying the resolution or act, and the amount allowed thereby. July 29, 1846.
No. 37. An Act further to extend the time for locating Virginia military lattd warrants, and returning surceys thereon to the General Land Office. The time is prolonged to Jan. 1, 1848. July 29, 1846.
No. 38. An Act gieing the assent of Congress to a change of the compact entered into between the United States and State of Arkansas on her admission into the Union. Seventy-two sections of the land formerly appropriated for n seminary of learning in Arkansas may be devoted to the benefit of common schools. July 29, 1846.
No. 39. An Act reducing the duty on imports, and for other purposes. The new tariff; see page 164. July 30, 1846.
No. 40. An Act to exempt coffee imported from the Netherlands from duty in certain cases, and for other purposes. If grown or produced in the dependences of the Netherlands, and imported direct from the Netherlands in Dutch or American vessels, the coffee shall be free of duty, and duties collected upon such coffee from Aug. 30, 1842, to Sept. 11th, 1845, shall be refunded. No discriminating tonnage duties shall be levied on Spanish vessels coming from foreigu countries, except from Cuba or Porto Rico, and all such duties collected under the act of July 30, 1832, shall be refunded. Augusts, 1846.
No. 41. An Act in relation to the time of holding the Circuit and District Courts oftfit United States for the district of Ohio. See pages 114,116. Aug. 3, 1846.
No. 42. An Act to grant the right of preemption to actual settlers on the land acquired by treaty from the Miami Indians in Indiana. Aug. 3, 1846.
No. 43. An Act proeiding for the adjustment of all suspended preemption land claims in the seceral States and Territories. The commissioner of the general land office may determine, any time within two years from this date, all cases of suspended entries now existing in his office, upon the principles of courts of equity, and in accordance with general equitable rules to be settled by the Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney-General, and the said commissioner conjointly. But these shall vacate only the United States title, without affecting the rights of conflicting claimants. The power herein given shall cease at the end of two years, and a list of the cases, with the principles on which they were determined, shall then be reported to Congress. The list shall comprise two classes, the one of titles confirmed, the other of claims rejected. Lands coming under the second of these classes shall be offered at public sale. Aug. 3, 1846.
No. 44. An Act to define the boundaries of the State of Iowa, and to repeal so much of the Act of March 3, 1845, as relates to the boundaiies of Iowa. The boundaries of Iowa shall be as follows: — Prom the mouth of the Des Moines river, up the main channel of that river, to the northern boundary line of Missouri as established in the Missouri State constitution of 1820; thence west along said boundary line to the Missouri river; thence up the Missouri river to the mouth of the Big Sioux river, according to Nicollet's map; thence up the Big Sioux river to the parallel of 43° 30' north latitude; thence east along said parallel to the Mississippi river; thence down the Mississippi to the place of beginning. The controversy respecting the boundary between Iowa and Missouri is referred to the Supreme Court of the United States for decision. Until the next census, Iowa shall have two Representatives in Congress. Aug. 4, 1846.
No. 45. An Act to establish a warehousing system, &c. See page 170. Aug. 6, 1846.
No. 46. An Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act for the relief of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians in the territory of Wisconsin, approced March S, 1843, and for other purposes. The act is repealed, and the tribe is restored to their ancient form of government. .The Indian sub-agent at Green Bay and the Governor of Wisconsin shall enrol the names of such individuals in the tribe as desire to remain citizens of the United States, and three months shall be given for any one who wishes to enrol his name. At the end of this time, the sub-agent shall divide the land of this tribe on the Winnebago lake into two districts, to be known as the Indian district and the citizen district," according to the strength and numbers of their respective parties, and the laws,and usages in said tribe." The lands in the Indian district are to be held in common; those in the citizen district shall be divided, and each citizen shall receive his ratable proportion thereof. Those Indians who become citizens forfeit their right to any part of the annuity due from the government to the Stockbridges. $5,000 shall be paid to this tribe of Indians in liquidation of all their claims. This act shall not prejudice the claim of the trihe upon the Delaware nation for a share of the lands assigued them west of the Missouri river. Aug. 6, 1846.
No. 47. An Act to enable the people of Wisconsin Territory to form a constitution and State gocernment, and for the admission of such Slate into the Union. The following are to be the boundaries: — Beginning at the northeast corner of Illinois, thence running along the boundary of Michigan through lake Michigan, Green Bay, to the mouth of the Menomonie river; thence up said river to Bi-ule river, and np this river to lake Brnle"; thence along the south shore of this lake to the centre of the channel between Middle and South islands in the lake of the Desert; thence to the head-waters of the Montreal river as marked in Capt. Cramm's survey; thence down the Montreal river to the middle of lake Superior; thence to the mouth of the St. Louis river, and up said river to the first rapids in it, above the Indian village, as marked in Nicollct's map; thence due south to the main branch of the river St. Croix, and down the main channel of this river to the Mississippi; thence down this river to the northwest corner of Illinois; thence due east, along the northern boundary of Illinois to the place of beginning. As to the islands in the Brule and Menomonie rivers, the line shall be so run as to give to Michigan all the islands down to and inclusive of Qninnesee Falls, and all the islands from these falls to the junction of the river with Green Bay to Wisconsin. Proeided, that this boundary shall not be binding unless ratified by the State of Michigan on or before June 1, 1848. The State of Wisconsin shall have concurrent jurisdiction on the Mississippi and all other rivers forming its boundaries with any other State bounded by the same; and all these rivers and navigable waters shall be common highways, free to all citizens of the United States without impost or toll. The laws of the United States not locally inapplicable shall have force in Wisconsin as well as elsewhere in the United States. The State shall form one judicial district, and a district judge shall be appointed thereto, with a salary of $1,500 a year, who shall hold at the seat of government two sessions annually on the first Mondays in January and July. A district attorney and a marshal shall also be appointed, each with a salary of $200 and fees. Until another census is taken, Wisconsin shall have two representatives in Congress. The following propositions are submitted to the constitutional convention of Wisconsin for acceptance or rejection; if accepted and ratified by an article in the constitution, they shall be binding on the United States: 1st. Section 16 in every township, or other lands equivalent thereto and as contiguous as may be, are granted to the State for the use of schools. 2d. 72 sections, or two entire townships, set apart by an act of June 12,183S, are hereby granted to the State for the use and support of a university. 3d. Ten entire sections are granted for erecting or completing the public buildings of the State. 4th. All salt-springs in the State, not exceeding 12 in number, with six sections of contiguous land, are granted to the State, without prejudice to the rightof any individuals to such a spring. 5th. Five per cent, of the net proceeds of the sales of the public lands within the State shall be paid to it for the purpose of making roads and canals. These propositions are made proeided, that an article in the constitution of the State concedes to the United States the primary disposal of the soil within the same, and provides that the United States lands shall not be taxed, and that non-resident proprietors shall be taxed no higher than residents. Aug. 6,1846.
No. 48. Sub-treasury Bill. An Act to proeide for the better organization of the Treasury, and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public renenue. The rooms prepared in the new treasury building at Washington, with the fire-proof vaults and safes erected in the same, and such other apartments as are herein provided for, are hereby constituted the treasury of the United States. The mint at Philadelphia and the branch mint at New Orleans shall be places of deposit for the public moneys at these points respectively; and the treasurers of these institutions shall be assistant treasurers under this act. The rooms provided in the custom-houses in New York and Boston, under the act of July 4,1840, shall also be for the use of the assistant treasurers, as well as the offices provided under said act at Charleston, S. C., and at St. Louis, Missouri. Four assistant treasurers of the United States shall be appointed, each for fonr years, who shall give l>onds with sureties, and shall be stationed respectively at Boston, New York, Charleston, and St. Louis. All collectors, and receivers of public money, of whatever character, are required safely to keep the same without loaning, using, depositing in banks, or exchanging it " for other funds than as allowed by this act," till ordered to transfer or pay out the same; and to perform all other duties as fiscal agents of the government which arc compatible with their other duties. Bonds and sureties must be given by all, and the amount of the said bonds may be increased from time to time as deemed necessary. At least as often as once a week, all collectors and receivers of public money of whatever character, in the District of Columbia, in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, New Orleans, and St. Louis, shall pay over the moneys in their hands to the public treasurers in their respective cities. The Secretary of the Treasury may transfer the public moneys to any of the depositaries herein constituted, and the PostmasterGeneral may transfer the post-office portion thereof, as often as either shall see fit. Special agents may be appointed, to be paid not more than $6 a day and travelling expenses, to examine the books, accounts, and money on hand in the several depositaries. Other officers, such as the land registers, collectors, superintendents of the mint, &c., as a farther check on the subtreasurers, shall examine their books, accounts, and money on hand, once a quarter, and as much oftener as need be. Necessary additional expenses may be allowed for clerks, fire-proof vaults and chests, &c.; but the number of clerks shall not exceed ten, their aggregate compensation shall not be more than 16  thousand dollars, nor shall any one clerk receive over $800 per annum. Balances in the present depositaries may be transferred to any other of the present depositaries, but not to the depositaries constituted under this act till Jan. 1, 1847. Marshals, district attorneys and patentees, wishing to pay money to the United States, may pay any of the assistant treasurers as directed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Any officer charged with the safe keeping of the public moneys who shall loan, use, deposit in bank, or exchange any portion of them, shall be deemed guilty of felony, be imprisoned not less than 6 months nor more than 10 years, and be fined an amount equal to the sum thus embezzled. Any failure to pay over the money required shall be deemed prima facie evidence of snch embezzlement. Until the rooms and offices herein directed can be prepared for use, the Secretary of the Treasury may procure, and contract for the use of, suitable rooms and safes. On and after Jan. 1, 1847, all duties, taxes, sales of public lands, debts, postages, and sums of money becoming due to the United States, shall be paid only in gold and silver coin and United States treasury notes. Monthly accounts of the specie on hand and the treasury notes issued shall be published in two of the newspapers at Washington. On and after April 1,1847, all payments by the United States shall be made in gold and silver coin, or in treasury notes, if the creditor agrees to receive snch notes. No exchange of funds shall be made by the disbursing officers, except for gold and silver; and when they have drafts to collect, they shall pay out the funds received for said drafts, unless they can exchange such funds for gold and silver at par. The Treasury shall publish regulations to enforce the speedy presentation of government drafts, and to guard against those drafts being thrown into circulation as a medium of exchange or paper currency. No officer shall sell for a premium any treasury note, draft, or warrant, not his private property, without making return of the premium