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northern district of New York.(a) Act of April Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 3, 1818, ch. 32.
'In the district States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the court for the next term of the district court of the United States for the northern disnorthern district trict of New York, the term directed by law to be held at Albany on the court is to hold last Tuesday in January, shall, instead thereof, be held at Albany on the its sessions on
third Tuesday in January in each year, thereafter. the third Tues- APPROVED, February 1, 1826. day of January.
STATUTE I. Feb. 1, 1826.
CHAP. IV.-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." Act of April
Be it eħacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United .18, 1818, ch:69, States of America, in Congress assembled, That an act passed the revived, and to continue in
eighteenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, entitled force for three". “ An act. fixing the compensation of the secretary of the Senate and years.
clerk of the House of Representatives, of the clerks employed in their offices, and of the librarían,” be, and the same is hereby, declared to be revived, and to continue in force for three years, and until the termination of the session of Congress next ensuing.
APPROVED, February 1, 1826.
passed by the governor and legislative council of the territory of Florida. Act of the
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United legislative coun- States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act of the governor
, of July 4th, and legislative council of the territory of Florida, entitled "An act 1823, declared concerning wreckers and wrecked property," approved by the governor null and void.
the fourth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, be, and the same is hereby, disapproved, and declared null and void.
APPROVED, February 1, 1826.
STATUTE I. Feb. 1, 1826.
CHAP. VI.-An Act to authorize the legislature of the state of Ohio to sell the
lands heretofore appropriated for the use of schools in that state. [Obsolete.] Legislature of
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Ohio authorized States of America, in Congress assembled, That the legislature of the to sell, &c., all State of Ohio shall be, and is hereby, authorized to sell and convey, in or any part of the lands appro
fee simple, all, or any part, of the lands heretofore reserved and appropriated by con- priated by Congress, for the use of schools within said state, and to gress for the use invest the money arising from the sale thereof, in some productive fund, said state, and the proceeds of which shall be forever applied, under the direction of invest the mo- said legislature, for the use and support of schools within the several noy in some pro- townships and districts of country, for which they were originally re
served and set apart, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever : ProProviso.
vided, Said land, or any part thereof, shall, in no case, be sold without the consent of the inhabitants of such township, or district, to be ob
tained in such as the legislature of said state shall by law Proviso. direct: And provided, also, That, in the apportionment of the proceeds
(a) See notes to the act of April 3, 1818, ch. 32, for the acts relating to the district court in the northern district of New York.
of said fund, each township and district aforesaid shall be entitled to such part thereof, and no more, as shall have accrued from the sum or sums of money arising from the sale of the school lands belonging to such township or district.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, if the proceeds accruing to If the proceeds any township or district, from said fund, shall be insufficient for the sup- accruing to any port of schools therein, it shall be lawful for said legislature to invest the trict be insuffisame, as is herein before directed, until the whole proceeds of the fund cient for the belonging to such township or district shall be adequate to the perma- support of nent maintenance and support of schools within the same.
the legislature APPROVED, February 1, 1826.
is to invest, &c.
STATUTE I. Chap. VII.
An Act making appropriations for the purchase of books, and de: March 3, 1826. fraying certain expenses for the use of the Library of Congress.
(Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 5000 dollars States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of five thou- appropriated for sand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money books for the in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of books, library of Conunder the direction of the joint library committee, for the use of the gress. library of Congress.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two hundred and Purchasing of ninety-five dollars and twenty-five cents be, and the same is hereby, two stoves, &c. appropriated out of any unappropriated money in the treasury, for defraying the expense for two stoves, and nine tons of coal, for the use of the library of Congress.
APPROVED, March 3, 1826.
STATUTE I. Chap. VIII.—An Act concerning the transportation of the mail between Vin- March 3, 1826.
cennes and St. Louis. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Repeal of part States of America, in Congress assembled, That so much of the act, March 3, 1821, entitled An act to alter and establish certain post-roads," approved ch. 33. March third, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, as directs that “the mail from Vincennes, Indiana, to St. Louis, Missouri, shall pass by Vandalia,” shall be, and the same hereby is, repealed.
APPROVED, March 3, 1826.
Chap. IX.-- An Act for the survey of a route for a Canal between the Atlantic and March 3, 1826.
the Gulf of Mexico. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United The President States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the States authorUnited States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be made an ized to cause to accurate and minute examination of the country south of the St. Mary's be made an acriver, and including the same, with a view to ascertain the most eligible
curate and mi
nute examinaroute for a canal, admitting the transit of boats, to connect the Atlantic tion south of the with the Gulf of Mexico, and also, with a view to ascertain the practica- St. Mary's bility of a ship channel; that he cause particularly to be examined the river wit.com route from the St. Mary's river to the Appalachicola river or bay, and tain the most from the St. John's river to the Vassasousa bay, with a view to both the eligible route above objects; that he cause the necessary surveys, both by land and for a cancha tom along the coast, with estimates of the expense of each, accompanied with lantic with the proper plans, notes, observations, explanations and opinions, of the Gulf of Mexico.
board of engineers, and that he cause a full report of these proceedings to be made to Congress; and to carry the same into effect, the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
APPROVED, March 3, 1826.
STATUTE I. March 3, 1826. CHAP. X.–An Act to extend the limits of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of March 3, 1809, ch. 30. States of America, in Congress assembled, That, in addition to the limits Limits of
prescribed by an act supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to amend Georgetown ex- the charter of Georgetown," approved third of March, eighteen hundred wardly, &c. and nine, the said limits between Seventh and Eighth streets shall be
further extended, so as to extend westwardly, from Fayette street, three hundred feet.
APPROVED, March 3, 1826.
STATUTE I. March 14, 1826. Chap. XII. An Act making appropriations for the support of the navy of [Obsolete.]
the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six. Expenses of
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United the navy, for the
States of America, in Congress assembled, That, for defraying the expenses of the navy for the year one thousand eight hundred and twentysix, the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appro
priated: For pay and For the pay' and subsistence of the officers, and pay of the seamen, subsistence of
other than those at navy yards, shore stations, and in ordinary, nine hunofficers, &c., at navy yards, &c. dred and eight thousand five hundred and ninety-five dollars and fifty
cents. of officers, For the pay, subsistence, and allowances of officers, and pay of &c., at navy
seamen, and others at navy yards, shore stations, hospitals, and in ordiyards, &c.
nary, one hundred and forty one thousand six hundred and thirteen dol
lars and twenty-five cents. Naval con.
For the pay of naval constructors, superintendents, and all the civil structors, &c. establishment at the several navy yards and stations, fifty-two thousand
two hundred and forty dollars. For provi
For provisions, three hundred and seventy-seven thousand eight hunsions.
dred and seventy-one dollars seventy-five cents. Repairs of For repairs of vessels in ordinary, and for wear and tear of vessels in vessels. commission, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Navy yards.
For repairs and improvements of navy yards, one hundred and seventy thousand dollars, to wit: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, ten thousand dollars; Charlestown, Massachusetts, forty thousand dollars; New York, thirty-five thousand dollars; Philadelphia, thirty thousand dollars; Washington, fifteen thousand dollars; Gosport
, forty thousand dollars. Survey of har- For a survey of the harbours of Savannah and Brunswick, in Georgia, bours.
Beaufort in South Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland, with a view to ascertain the practical facilities of those places for naval purposes, ten
thousand dollars. Medicines, For medicines, surgical instruments, and hospital stores, and all other &c.
expenses on account of the sick, forty-five thousand dollars. For defraying
For defraying the expenses which may accrue during the year one certain ex
thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, for the following purposes: For freight
For freight and transportation of materials and stores of every descripand transporta. tion; for wharfage and dockage; for storage and rent: for travelling tion, &c., &c.
expenses of officers, and transportation of seamen; for house rent or chamber - money; for fuel and candles to officers, other than those
penses for 1826.
attached to navy yards and shore stations; for commissions, clerk hire, office rent, fuel, and stationery to navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for expenses of pursuing deserters; for compensation to judge advocates; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial, and courts of inquiry, and to officers engaged on extra service beyond the limits of their stations; for expenses of persons in sick quarters, for burying deceased persons belonging to the navy; for printing and stationery of every description ; for books, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models, and drawings; for purchase and repair of fire and steam engines and machinery; for purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, wheels, and workmen's tools, of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage; for cabin furniture for vessels in commission; for taxes on navy yards and public property; for assistance rendered to public vessels in distress; for incidental labour at navy yards, not applicable to any other appropriation ; for coals and other fuel for forges, founderies, steam engines, and for candles, oil, and fuel; for vessels in commission, and in ordinary: and including the expense of breaking up the stations on the Lakes, and at New Orleans and Barrataria, and for transporting the articles from thence, and for no other object or purpose whatever, two hundred and forty thousand dollars.
For contingent expenses, for objects arising during the year one thou- Contingent sand eight hundred and twenty-six, and not herein before enumerated, expenses. five thousand dollars.
For the pay and subsistence of the officers, non-commissioned officers, Pay, &c., of musicians, privates, and washerwomen of the marine corps, one hundred officers, &c., of and seventy-six thousand one hundred and fifty-eight dollars and ten
For clothing for the same, twenty-eight thousand seven hundred and Clothing. sixty-five dollars. For fuel for the same, six thousand dollars.
Fuel. For contingencies, that is to say: for travelling expenses for officers,
Contingent and transportation for men, freight of stores from one station to another, expenses. toll, ferriage, wharfage and cartage, expensés of recruiting, per diem allowance for attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, compensation to judge advocates, house rent, chamber money, where there are no quarters assigned, incidental labour in the quartermaster's department, expenses of burying deceased persons belonging to the corps, printing and stationery, postage on public letters, forage, per diem allowance to officers on extra duty, expenses of pursuing deserters, keeping in repair the barracks at the different stations, straw for the men, barrack furniture, spades, axes, shovels, picks, and carpenters' tools, and for no other purpose whatever, thirteen thousand five hundred dollars.
For sundry expenses arising in the current year, not hereinbefore men- For defraying tioned, five hundred dollars.
sundry expenFor medicines, hospital stores, and instruments for the officers and Medicines, &c. marines stationed on shore, two thousand three hundred and sixty-nine dollars and seventy-one cents. For barracks, nine thousand dollars.
Barracks. For the agency on the coast of Africa, for receiving the negroes, Agency to the mulattoes, and persons of colour, delivered from on board vessels seized coast of Africa. . in the prosecution of the slave trade, by commanders of the United States armed vessels, thirty-two thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several sums hereby Money to be appropriated, shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not other paid froin the wise appropriated : Provided, however, That no money appropriated by
Proviso. this act shall be paid to any person for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United States, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into the treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: Provided,
Provided also, That nothing in this section contained, shall be construed to exnothing in this
tend to balances arising solely from the depreciation of treasury notes, section be construed so as received by such person to be expended in the public service; but in all to extend to cases where the pay or salary of any person is withheld, in pursuance of balances arising this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officer, if demanded by the depreciation of party, his agent, or attorney, to report forthwith to the agent of the 'I'rea
sury Department, the balance due; and it shall be the duty of said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent and his sureties.
APPROVED, March 14, 1826.
STATUTE I. March 14, 1826. Chap. XIII.- An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for
the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six. [Obsolete.] Sums appro- Be it enacted
by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United priated for the States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, year 1826.
and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated, for the service of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six; that is to
say: Congress and For compensation to the Senators, and members of the House of Retheir officers. presentatives, their officers and clerks, in addition to the sum of four Act of Dec.
hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars, appropriated by the act of the 23, 1825, ch. i. twenty-third December last, fifty thousand and twenty dollars; and for
the contingent expenses of the Senate, in addition to the sum heretofore.
appropriated, seven thousand dollars. Library and For expenses of the library of Congress, including the salary of the librarian of Con- librarian, one thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars. gress. President.
For compensation to the President of the United States, twenty-five
thousand dollars. Vice President, For compensation to the Vice President of the United States, five thou
sand dollars. Secretary of
For compensation to the Secretary of State, six thousand dollars. State. Clerks.
For compensation to clerks in the Department of State, per act of 1818,.ch. 87. twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, fifteen thou
sand nine hundred dollars. Machinist for For compensation to one machinist, in the patent office, per act of 1824, ch. 157. the twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four,
seven hundred dollars. Messengers. For compensation to the messengers in the Department of State, includ
ing the messenger in the patent office, one thousand four hundred and
fifty dollars. "Incidental and For the incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of State, contingent ex- including the expense of printing and distributing the laws, and for extra penses.
copying of papers, twenty-eight thousand and ninety-five dollars. Secretary of
For compensation to the Secretary of the Treasury, six thousand dolthe Treasury. lars. Clerks.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Secretary of the 1818, ch. 87. Treasury, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and
eighteen, ten thousand four hundred dollars. Additional
For compensation to one clerk, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one clerk. 1824, ch. 157.
thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand one hundred and
fifty dollars. Messengers. For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and
fifty dollars, in full of all allowances. First comp
For compensation to the first comptroller of the treasury, three thoutroller.
sand five hundred dollars. Clerks.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the first comptroller,