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shall be a separate certificate or scrip, for such sum as shall, at the time of issuing the same, be equal to the then minimum price of each quantity of eighty acres of land due by such warrant, and remaining unsatisfied at the time of such surrender, and a like certificate or scrip for such sum as, at the time, shall be equal to the minimum price of the quantity that shall so remain unsatisfied, of any such warrant after such subdivisions of the amount into quantities of eighty acres. And where any such warrant shall have been lost or mislaid, by time and accident, it
1832, ch. 205, 93. shall and may be lawful for the party desiring to surrender the same, to surrender an official copy thereof, certified under the seal of the land office of Virginia, with the affidavit of the party endorsed upon, or accompanying the same, stating that such warrant has been lost or mislaid, and that the original hath not been sold or transferred, to the knowledge or belief of the party so surrendering, or his or her guardian.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Statement to commissioner of the general land office, to request the executive of Vir- be obtained ginia to furnish him with a statement of all such warrants, within the of Virginia. purview of this act, as have already issued, showing the number and date of each warrant, and the quantity of acres granted by each, and also a monthly statement of the same description, showing the number, date, and quantity, of such warrants as shall hereafter be granted. And no warrant shall be taken to be within the provisions of this act, which shall hereafter be granted, unless the executive of Virginia shall cause a certificate to be endorsed thereon, signed by some proper officer, stating that the party to whom such warrant shall be so granted, his, her, or their ancestor or devisor, was entitled thereto by some law or resolution of the said state, in force at the time of the deed of cession, by the state of Virginia, to the United States.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That before the Secretary of the Certificate of Treasury shall issue the scrip required by the provisions of this bill, the non-location. applicants shall produce to him the certificate of the register of the land office in Kentucky, and the certificate of the surveyor of the military lands of the Virginia line, that the warrants (when the original is presented, or the copy, when the original has been lost or destroyed) has not been located, surveyed, or patented, in Kentucky, attested by the seal of his office.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the certificates or scrip to be Scrip receivaissued by virtue of this act, shall be receivable in payment for any lands ble, &c. hereafter to be purchased, at private sale, after the same shall have been offered at public sale, and shall remain unsold at any of the land offices of the United States, established, or to be established, in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. And all such certificates or scrip, as shall be issued by virtue of this act shall be assignable, by endorsement thereon, attested by two witnesses: Provided, That all certificates or scrip to be Proviso. issued, in virtue of any warrant hereafter to be granted, shall be issued to the party originally entitled thereto, or his heir or heirs, devisee or devisees, as the case may be. Sec.5. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall be
Persons condeemed and taken to extend to all such officers, soldiers, sailors, marines, templated by chaplains, musicians, surgeons, and surgeons' mates, in the land or sea service of the state of Virginia during the revolutionary war, and generally, to every person to whom the state had engaged to pay a land bounty for services in that war, of any description, by any law or resolution passed before, and in force at the date of the said deed of cession ; except only such persons as are mentioned in, and provided for by the reservation contained in the said deed of cession in favour of the officers and soldiers of the said state on continental establishment: Provided, That no Proviso. scrip issued under the provisions of this act, shall entitle the holder to enter or purchase any settled or occupied lands, without the written con
sent of such settlers or occupants, as may be actually residing on said lands at the time the same shall be entered or applied for: And provided,
also, That the amount of land thus located, shall not exceed two hun1835, ch.30, 5 2. dred and sixty thousand acres.
Owners of Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the first United military
and fourth sections of this act, shall extend to and embrace owners of rants.
military land warrants, issued, by the United States, in satisfaction of claims for bounty land for services during the revolutionary war; and that the laws, heretofore enacted, providing for the issuing said warrants,
are hereby revived and continued in force for two years. Virginia troops
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall on continental also be deemed and taken to extend to all the unsatisfied warrants of the establishment.
Virginia army on continental establishment: Provided, That the quantity thereof shall not exceed fifty thousand acres, in addition to the two hundred and sixty thousand acres heretofore authorized to be located by their state line.
APPROVED, May 30, 1830.
May 31, 1830. Chap. CCXVII.-An Act making appropriations for certain expenditures on (Obsolete.)
account of the engineer, ordnance, and quartermaster's department. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be,
and the same are hereby, appropriated, to wit: Barracks.
For the erection of barracks and the purchase of land at Fort Craw
ford, Prairie du Chien, twelve thousand dollars. Barracks.
For the payment of the land upon which the barracks are erected at Houlton, in the state of Maine, six hundred and twenty-nine dollars and
twenty-one cents. Barracks. For the completion of the barracks at New London, and for a portico
to the officers' quarters, two thousand five hundred dollars. Barracks. For barracks, quarters, hospital, and storehouses at Green bay, fifteen 1831, ch. 61. thousand dollars. Barracks. For the completion of Jefferson barracks, in the state of Missouri,
eight thousand seven hundred and thirty-five dollars. Storehouse.
For the erection of a storehouse for the subsistence and quartermas
ter's departments at Baton Rouge, three thousand five hundred dollars. Barracks.
For the erection of barracks at Key West, and for ditching, draining, and clearing, the ground required to be used for military purposes, fifteen
thousand dollars. Road,
For opening a road from Green bay to Winnebago lake, and thence to
Fort Winnebago, two thousand dollars. Road.
For the completion of the military road in the state of Maine, forty
seven thousand four hundred and fifty-one dollars and seventy-two cents. Barracks. For the erection of wooden barracks for the troops at Fortress Mon
roe, ten thousand two hundred dollars. National For the purchase of five and a half acres of land for the use of the mory.
national armory at Springfield, in Massachusetts, two thousand two hun
dred dollars. Arsenal. For the erection of a new fire-proof arsenal at the national armory at
Springfield, in Massachusetts, sixteen thousand dollars. Arsenal, &c. For the national armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, viz: For extend
ing the walls and embankments which convey the water from the Potomac river to the works, nine thousand three hundred dollars; for erecting a forging-shop, tilt hammer, and new work-shop, six thousand five hundred dollars; for the erection of ten additional dwelling-houses for the workmen, ten thousand dollars; for slating the roofs of the present workshops, three thousand two hundred dollars.
For the purchase of five acres of land adjoining the arsenal at Water- Arsenal, &c. town, Massachusetts, five hundred dollars.
For the erection of a military laboratory and workshop at West Point, West Point. two thousand five hundred dollars.
For the purchase of a lithographic press, of paper and ink, and for the Lithography. employment of a suitable lithographer for the War Department, six hundred dollars. For barracks at Fort Gratiot, five thousand dollars.
Barracks. For the security of the Pea Patch island; for the construction of a Fort Delaware. new water-tank; and for gravelling the parade at fort Delaware, fortyone thousand three hundred and twenty-one dollars and fourteen cents.
APPROVED, May 31, 1830.
STATUTE I. Chap. CCXVIII.-An Act making a re-appropriation of a sum heretofore May 31, 1830. appropriated for the suppression of the slave trade.
(Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of May States of America, in Congress assembled, That the unexpended balance 24, 1828, ch. 98. of the sum of thirty thousand dollars, appropriated by the act, entitled “ An act making an appropriation for the suppression of the slave trade," approved May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and twentyeight, be re-appropriated to the same object, pursuant to the act of Congress of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nine- 1819, ch. 101. teen.
APPROVED, May 31, 1830.
STATUTE I. Chap. CCXIX.- An Act to repeal the tonnage duties upon ships and vessels of the May 31, 1830.
United States, and upon certain foreign vessels. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Tonnage duStates of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first
as to American day of April next, no duties upon the tonnage of the ships and vessels of
vessels; the United States, of which the officers and two thirds of the crew shall be citizens of the United States, shall be levied or collected; and all acts and parts of acts imposing duties upon the tonnage of ships and vessels of the United States officered and manned as aforesaid, so far as the same relate to the imposition of such duties, shall, from and after said first day of April next, be repealed.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the said first And as to foday of April next, all acts and parts of acts imposing duties upon the reign vessels on
certain conditonnage of the ships and vessels of any foreign nation, so far as the
tions, same relate to the imposition of such duties, shall be repealed : Provided, That the President of the United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such foreign nation, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of the United States, have been abolished.
APPROVED, May 31, 1830.
May 31, 1830.
Chap. CCXX.-An Act to authorize the President of the United States to cause
the present site of the national mint to be sold, and making an appropriation for completing the new buildings now erecting.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be authorized, and he is hereby authorized, to cause
(a) Acts relating to discriminating duties, vol. iv. p. 2. Vol. IV.—54
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Appropriation, 50,000 dollars.
to be sold, at such time, and on such terms as he may deem most conducive to the public interest, the site now occupied by the mint establishment, in Philadelphia, with the buildings and improvements thereon, and also to cause the proceeds of the said sale to be paid into the treasury of the United States.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied to the completion of the mint establishment at the new location, and for furnishing the same with the requisite machinery for conducting the operations thereof.
APPROVED, May 31, 1830.
certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the revolution.” Act of May
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 15, 1828, ch.63. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the second section of sioners not to be the act, entitled “ An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and subject to cer- soldiers of the army of the revolution," approved the fifteenth of May, tain deductions.
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, shall not be construed to embrace invalid pensioners, and that the pension of invalid soldiers, shall not be deducted from the amount receivable by them under the said act.
APPROVED, May 31, 1830.
May 31, 1830. Chap. CCXXIX. An Act to amend the charter of Georgetown.
Mode of ad- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United vertising pro. States of America, in Congress assembled, That public notice of the time perty for taxes.
and place of sale of any real property chargeable with taxes in Georgetown, in all cases hereafter, shall be given once in each week, for twelve successive weeks, in some one newspaper in the county of Washington, in which shall be stated the number of the lot or lots, or parts thereof,
intended to be sold, and the value of the assessment, and the amount of Act of May the taxes due and owing thereon; and that so much of the seventh sec26, 1824, ch. 195, sec. 7.
tion of an act of Congress, approved May twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, as requires said notice to be given in the National Intelligencer, and in a newspaper in Alexandria, be, and the same is hereby repealed: Provided, That nothing in this act shall change the manner of giving notice of the sales of property owned by persons
not residing in the District of Columbia. Election of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That on the fourth Monday of FebMayor.
ruary next, and on the same day biennially thereafter, the citizens of Georgetown, qualified to vote for members of the two boards of the corporation of said town, shall, by ballot, elect some fit and proper person having the qualifications now required by law to be mayor of the corporation of Georgetown, to continue in office two years, and until a successor is duly elected, and the person having, at said election, which shall be conducted by judges of election appointed by the corporation, the greatest number of legal votes, shall be declared duly elected, and in the event of an equal number of votes being given to two or more candidates, the two boards in joint meeting, by ballot, shall elect the mayor
from the persons having such equal number of votes. Mayor pro Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in the event of the
resignation of the mayor, or of his inability to discharge the duties of his office, the two boards of the corporation, in joint meeting, by ballot shall elect some fit person to fill the office until the next regular election.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the present mayor of Georgetown shall continue to fill the office of mayor until the fourth Monday of February next.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of the present charter of Georgetown, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
APPROVED, May 31, 1830.
CHAP. CCXXXII.-An Act making appropriations for examinations and surveys, May 31, 1830. and also, for certain works of internal improvement.
(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, viz:
For defraying the expenses incidental to making examinations and sur- Examinations veys for national works, under the act of thirtieth April, one thousand and surveys.
April 30, 1824, eight hundred and twenty-four, including five thousand one hundred and ch. 46. four dollars and twenty-seven cents, for arrearages on account of surveys and office rent, in the years one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, thirty thousand dollars.
For continuing the road from Detroit to fort Gratiot, seven thousand For road from dollars.
Detroit. For continuing the road from Detroit to Saginaw bay, seven thousand For road from
For continuing the road from Detroit to Chicago, eight thousand For road to dollars.
Chicago. For completing repairs on the road between Alachua courthouse, and For road in
Florida. Jacksonville, in Florida, two thousand dollars.
For completing the road from Alagua to Mariana, two thousand For road in dollars.
Florida. For completing the survey and estimate of a canal to connect the Canal between waters of the Atlantic with the Gulf of Mexico, ten thousand four hun- the waters of dred dollars. And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of War to cause the Gulf of Mexa detailed report to be made out, showing the practicability or impracti- ico. cability of making a ship or other canal, and the reasons for either, with an estimate of the probable expense and advantages of such canal as may be considered practicable.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred thousand Cumberland dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of opening, road, westward grading, and making the Cumberland road, westwardly of Zanesville, in the state of Ohio; and that the sum of sixty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of opening, grading, and bridging the Cumberland road, in the state of Indiana, commencing at Indianapolis, and progressing with the work to the eastern and western boundaries of said state; and that the sum of forty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of opening, grading, and bridging the Cumberland road, in the state of Illinois; which said sums shall be paid out of any money not otherwise appropriated, and replaced out of the fund reserved for laying out and making roads, under the direction of Congress, by the several acts passed for the admission of states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, into the Union, on an equal footing with the original states. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for the immediate accomplish
. ment of these objects, the superintendents heretofore appointed, or here- road. after to be appointed in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, shall, under the direction of the President of the United States, faithfully execute the