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STATUTE I. CHAP. XCIX.-An Act to authorize the Postmaster General to erect an additional May 24, 1828.

building, and employ five additional clerks. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

An additional States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General

building to be

erected, and be authorized to have erected an additional building for the use of the five clerks to be department of the general post-office, and of the patent office; and that appointed. be be also authorized to employ five additional clerks, with a salary of one thousand dollars each.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twelve thousand Appropriation dollars be appropriated to defray the cost of erecting the aforesaid build- for the erection ing, and the sum of five thousand dollars to pay the salaries of the afore- of the building, said clerks; to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

&c

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of the members

ance.

CHAP. C.-An Act allowing compensation to the members of the legislature of the May 24, 1828.

territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Compensation States of America, in Congress assembled, That there shall be paid of the legislato each member of the two branches of the legislature of the territory of ture of the terArkansas three dollars a day for each day he shall actually attend the ritory of Arkansession thereof; and, also, three dollars for every twenty-five miles' travel, in going to and returning from such session; to be computed by the actual distance from the place where such member resides to the place where the session of the legislature shall be held, which said distance shall be distinctly certified by the governor of said territory: Provided, however, Proviso. That no member shall be entitled to, or shall receive compensation, for daily attendance, for more than thirty days in every two years; or for going to and returning from said legislature, more than once in said two years. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be paid once in

720 dollars to

be paid the gotwo years, seven hundred and twenty dollars, to the governor of said

vernor bienniterritory, to be applied towards defraying the incidental expenses of the ally for certain legislature, in such manner as the said legislature shall direct.

purposes. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be, and is hereby,

480 dollars apappropriated out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, the sum of propriated to four hundred and eighty dollars to the district judge of the state of Mis- judge of the souri, and to each of the judges of the superior court for the territory of state of MisArkansas, for their extra services as land commissioners from the twenty

souri, &c. sixth day of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, to the thirty-first day of December next.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the contingent expenses 15,000 dollars of the Senate for the year eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, in addition appropriated to the sum heretofore appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars expenses of the be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappro- Senate for 1828. priated money in the treasury.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

CHAP. CI.-An Act to provide for opening and making a military road in the

May 24, 1828. state of Maine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

President to States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the Uni- tary road to be ted States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause a military road to be opened.

cause a mili

opened and made in the state of Maine, from the mouth of the river Matanawcook, where it enters into the Penobscot river, to Mars Hill, near

the north-eastern boundary line of the state of Maine. Troops of the

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is United States to be employed hereby, authorized to employ such part of the troops of the United States to carry into as he may think proper, to survey and construct said road; and, for the cffect the pro

purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act, the sum of ffvisions of this

ieen thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

act.

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May 24, 1828. Chap. CII.-An Act making an appropriation for the navy hospital fund.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of forty-six

thousand two hundred and seventeen dollars and fourteen cents be apVol. ii. 53, 293. propriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,

to the navy hospital fund; and that the Secretary of the Treasury be directed to pay the same to the commissioners of the aforesaid fund upon their requisition.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE

May 24, 1828. Chap. CIII.-An Act to repeal a part of the act, entitled An act supplementary

to, and to amend an act, entitled · An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,' passed the second of March, one thousand seven hundred

and ninety-nine, and for other purposes. Act of March

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 2, 1799, ch. 22. States of America, in Congress assembled, That, the thirty-seventh

37th section of act of 1st

section of the act passed on the first of March, one thousand eight hunMarch, 1823,

dred and twenty-three, entitled “ An act supplementary to, and to amend ch. 21, repeal. an act, entitled. An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports

and tonnage,' passed second of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and for other purposes," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

ed.

in the navy,

STATUTE I. May 24, 1828.

CHAP. CIV.-An Act to increase the pay of lieutenants in the navy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Lieutenants

States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the after passage of passing of this act, all lieutenants in the navy of the United States this act, to re

shall, in addition to the pay and emoluments now allowed them by law, ceive 10 dollars per month and

each receive ten dollars per month, and one ration per day.
one ration per APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
day, in addition,
&c.

STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828.
Chap. CV.-An Act authorizing the establishment of an arsenal on the waters

of Mobile or Pensacola Bays. Secretary of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United War autho

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, rized, &c. to procure on rea

and he is hereby, authorized and required to procure, as soon as it can sonable terms,

be effected on reasonable terms, a site for an arsenal on the waters of a site for an

Mobile or Pensacola bays, and to cause to be erected thereon such an arsenal on the

arsenal as may be deemed proper, for the safe keeping of the arms and munitions of war of the United States, for the Mexican gulf frontier; waters of Mo

bile or Pensaand that for these purposes me sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and the

cola bays. same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

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Chap. CVII.-An Act to authorize the legislature of the state of Illinois to sell May 24, 1828.

and convey a part of the land reserved and granted to said state for the use of
the Ohio Saline.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Legislature of

the state of IlliStates of America, in Congress assembled, That the legislature of the

nois authorized, state of Illinois shall be, and is hereby, authorized and empowered to &c., to cause to cause to be sold and conveyed in such manner, and on such terms and be sold, &c., a conditions, as said legislature shall by law direct, such part or parts of the enheter parts of tract of land reserved and granted to said state, for the use and support land reserved of the salt works, known by the name of the Ohio Saline, in the county and granted to

said state for of Gallatin, in the said state, and to apply the proceeds of such sale to such the use of salt objects as the said legislature may by law hereafter direct: Provided, works. That the legislature shall not sell and convey more than thirty thousand Proviso. acres of the land reserved and granted for the use of the Saline aforesaid. 1832, ch. 1.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

tract of

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CHAP. CVIII.-An Act to aid the state of Ohio in extending the Miami canal May 24, 1828.

from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land lo said state to aid
in the construction of the canals authorized by law; and for making donations
of land to certain persons in Arkansas territory.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Act of June States of America, in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby, 137.

30, 1834, ch. granted to the state of Ohio, for the purpose of aiding said state in ex- A quantity of tending the Miami canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, by the Maumee land to be route, a quantity of land, equal to one half of five sections in width, on

granted to the

state of Ohio, each side of said canal, between Dayton and the Maumee river, at the for the purpose mouth of the Auglaize, so far as the same shall be located through the of aiding said

state in extendpublic land, and reserving each alternate section of the land unsold to the

ing the Miami United States, to be selected by the commissioner of the general land canal from Dayoffice, under the direction of the President of the United States; and ton to Lake which land, so reserved to the United States, shall not be sold for less

Erie by the

Maumee route. than two dollars and fifty cents per acre. The said land, hereby granted to the state of Ohio, to be subject to the disposal of the legislature of said state, for the purpose aforesaid, and no other: Provided, That said

Proviso. canal, when completed, shall be, and forever remain, a public highway, for the use of the government of the United States, free from any toll or other charge, whatever, for any property of the United States, or persons in their service, passing through the same: And provided, also, That the Proviso. extension of the said Miami canal shall be commenced within five years,

Act of March and completed within twenty years, or the state shall be bound to pay to 2, 1833, ch. 87. the United States the amount of any lands previously sold; and that the title to purchasers, under the state, shall be valid. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the route of said

Duty of the canal shall be located, and agreed on by said state, it shall be the duty of governor when the governor thereof, or such other person or persons as may have been, said canal is or shall hereafter be, authorized to superintend the construction of said located. canal, to examine and ascertain the particular lands to which the said state will be entitled under the provisions of this act, and report the same to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. Vol. IV.-39

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Legislature Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the state of Ohio, under the to have

authority of the legislature thereof, after the selection shall have been power to sell, &c., after the so made, as aforesaid, shall have power to sell and convey the whole, or selection be

any part of said land, and to give a title, in fee simple, therefor to the made.

purchaser thereof. State of India Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the state of Indiana be, and ana authorized

hereby is, authorized to convey and relinquish to the state of Ohio, upon to convey, &c., such terms as may be agreed upon by said states, all the right and interest

the state of Ohio, all the granted to the state of Indiana, to any lands within the limits of the state right, &c., of Ohio, by an act, entitled “ An act to grant a certain quantity of land granted to said state by an act

to the state of Indiana, for the purpose of aiding said state in opening a of March 2, canal, to connect the waters of Wabash river with those of Lake Erie,” 1827, ch. 56.

approved on the second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenAct of March 3, 1845, ch. 42. ty-seven; the state of Ohio to hold said land on the same conditions

upon which it was granted to the state of Indiana, by the act aforesaid. 500,000 acres Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there be, and hereby is, grantof the lands

ed to the state of Ohio, five hundred thousand acres of the lands owned owned by the United States,

by the United States, within the said state, to be selected as hereinafter within said directed, for the purpose of aiding the state of Ohio in the payment of state, to be se

the debt, or the interest thereon, which has heretofore been, or which Jected as hereinafter direct

may hereafter be, contracted by said state, in the construction of the ed, for the pur- canals within the same, undertaken under the authority of the laws of pose of aiding said state, now in force, or that may hereafter be enacted, for the extenthe state of Ohio in the

sion of canals now making; which land, when selected, shall be disposed payment of the of by the legislature of Ohio, for that purpose, and no other : Provided, debt, &c.

The said canals, when completed or used, shall be, and for ever remain, Proviso.

public highways, for the use of the government of the United States,

free from any toll or charge whatever, for any property of the United Proviso. States, or persons in their service passing along the same: And provided

further, That the said canals, already commenced, shall be completed in Act of March 2, 1833, ch. 87.

seven years from the approval of this act; otherwise the state of Ohio shall stand bound to pay over to the United States the amount which any lands, sold by her, within that time, may have brought; but the validity of the titles derived from the state by such sales, shall not be affected by

that failure. The selection Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the selection of the land of the land granted by the fifth section of this act, may be made under the authority, granted by 5th

and by the direction of the governor of the state of Ohio, of any lands section of this act to be made belonging to the United States within said state, which may at the time by the governor of selection be subject to entry at private sale, and within two years of Ohio.

from the approval of this act: Provided, That, in the selection of the Proviso.

lands hereby granted, no lands shall be comprehended which have been reserved for the use of the United States, as alternate sections, in the grants hitherto made, or which may be made during the present session

of Congress, of lands within the said state, for roads and canals: And Proviso. provided, That all lands so selected shall, by the governor of said state,

be reported to the office of the register of the district in which the land lies, and no lands shall be deemed to be so selected till such report be made, and the lands so selected shall be granted by the United States

to the state of Ohio. Act to take Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect, Proefect, provided vided, The legislature of Ohio, at the first session thereof, hereafter to the legislature of Ohio shall commence, shall express the assent of the state to the several provisions express the as- and conditions hereof: and unless such expression of assent be made, sent of the state this act shall be wholly inoperative, except so far as to authorize the provisions and

governor of Ohio to proceed in causing selections of said land to be made conditions previous to the said next session of the legislature. hereof, &c. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That each head of a family, widow Each head of a

or single man, over the age of twenty-one years, actually settled on that

the

part of the territory of Arkansas, which, by the first article of the treaty family, &c., over between the United States and the Cherokee Indians west of the Mis

the

age of 21 sissippi, ratified the twenty-third day of May, one thousand eight hun. settled, which,

years, actually dred and twenty-eight, has ceased to be a part of said territory, who shall by 1st article remore from such settlement according to the provisions of that treaty,

of treaty be

tween the shall be authorized to enter with the proper register of the land office in United States Arkansas, a quantity not exceeding two quarter sections of land, on any and the Cheroof the public lands in that territory, the sale of which is authorized by Mississippi, ralaw, and in conformity with the lines of the public surveys, at any time tified by treaty within two years from the passage of this act; and upon presenting the of May 23, 1828, certificate of such entry to the Secretary of the Treasury, a patent shall

authorized to be issued to such settler, or to his, her or their heirs, for the lands so en- proper register

enter with the tered, as a donation from the United States, as an indemnity for the im- a quantity not provements and losses of such settler under the aforesaid treaty.

exceeding two Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the register and receiver of

quarter sections the land office, to which application may be made to enter such lands, Register, &c., shall be authorized to take the proper testimony of such actual settlement to take the proand subsequent removal, as in cases of pre-emptions heretofore granted of such actuay

testimony to actual settlers, for which a reasonable compensation shall be made to settlement and such registers and receivers, by the United States.

subsequent reAPPROVED, May 24, 1828.

moval, &c.

of land.

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CHAP. CIX.-An Act to revive and continue in force an act, entitled An Act to May 24, 1828. provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the Revo

[Expired.] lutionary war.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of April States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “ An 10, 1806, ch.

25, continued act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in force for the in the revolutionary war,” passed on the tenth day of April, one thousand term of six eight hundred and six, and limited, as in said act declared, to the term of years. six years, and afterwards revived and continued in force for and during the term of six years, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and con- Act of April tinue in force' An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known 25, 1812, ch.69. wounds received in the revolutionary war, and for other purposes," passed on the twenty-fifth of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and afterwards rerived and continued in force for the term of one year, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in Act of May force an act, entitled • An act to provide for persons who were disabled by 15, 1820, ch.

109. known wounds received in the revolutionary war,'” passed on the fifteenth day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and further revived and continued in force for the term of six years, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in force Act of Feb. an act, entitled 'An act to provide for persons who were disabled 4, 1822, ch. 6. by known wounds, received in the revolutionary war,'" passed on the fourth day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, shall be, and the said act is hereby, revived and continued in full force and effect for and during the term of six years from and after the passing of this act, and from thence unto the end of the next session of Congress : Provided, That any evidence which has

Proviso. been taken to support any claim of any person disabled in the revolutionary war, under the authority of the act of the fifteenth of May, one thou- Act of May sand eight hundred and twenty, reviving and continuing in force for one 16, 1820, ch.

109. year“ An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds, received in the revolutionary war," shall be received and acted upon by the Secretary of War, in the same manner as if said act was still in force, and had not expired: And provided, also, That this act and any thing Proviso.

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