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TEXAS.

No. 2450.-AN

ACT giving the consent of the Government of the United States July 5, 1848. to the State of Texas to extend her eastern boundary, so as to include within her Vol. 9, p. 245. limits one-half of Sabine Pass, Sabine Lake, and Sabino River, as far north as the thirty-second degree of north latitude.

Be it enacted, &c., That this Congress consents that the legislature of The legislature the State of Texas may extend her eastern boundary so as to include of Texas may exwithin her limits one-half of Sabine Pass, one-half of Sabine Lake,

boundary. also one-half of Sabine River, from its mouth as far north as the thirty-second degree of north latitude.

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No. 2451.-AN ACT proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of ber north. Sept. 9, 1€50.

ern and western boundarios, the relinquishment by the said State of all territory Vol. 9, p. 446. claimed by her exterior to said boundaries, and of all her claims upon the United States, and to establish a Territorial government for New Mexico.

Be it enacted, foc., That the following propositions shall be, and the Propositions same hereby are, offered to the State of Texas, which, when agreed to by offered to Texas, the said State, in an act passed by the general assembly, shall be binding be binding upon

when accepted, to and obligatory upon the United States, and upon the said State of Texas: her and the UniProrided, The said agreement by the said general assembly shall be ted States. given on or before the first day of December, eighteen hundred and fifty:

First. The State of Texas will agree that her boundary on the north Boundary shall commence at the point at which the meridian of one hundred de. Texas defined. grees west from Greenwich is intersected by the parallel of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude, and shall run from said point due west to the meridian of one hundred and three degrees west from Greenwich; thence her boundary shall run due south to the thirty-second degree of north latitude; thence on the said parallel of thirty-two degrees of north latitude to the Rio Bravo del Norte, and thence with the channel of said river to the Gulf of Mexico.

Second. The State of Texas cedes to the United States all her claim Cession of terto territory exterior to the limits and boundaries which she agrees to ritory to the Uni. establish by the first article of this agreement. (a)

teil States.

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(a) See Nos. 2452, 2453.

No. 2452.-A PROCLAMATION by the President of the United States of America

Dec. 13, 1850. declaring act of 1850, respecting the boundaries of Texas, to be in force.

Vol. 9, p. 1005. Whereas, by an act of the Congress of the United States of the ninth Preamble. of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, entitled "An act proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of her northern and western boundaries, the relinqnishment by the said State of all territory claimed by her exterior to said boundaries, and of all her claims upon the United States, and to establish a Territorial government for New Mexico,” it was provided, that the following propositions should be, and the same were thereby, offered to the State of Texas, which, when agreed to by the said State, in an act passed by the general assembly, should be binding and obligatory upon the United States and upon the said State of Texas: Provided, The said agreement by the said general assembly should be given on or before the first day of December, eighteen hundred and fifty; namely:

"First. The State of Texas will agree that her boundary on the north shall commence at the point at which the meridian of one hundred degrees west from Greenwich is intersected by the parallel of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude, and shall run from said point due west to the meridian of one hundred and three degrees west from Greenwich; thence her boundary shall ruu due south to the thirty-second degree of north latitude; thence on the said parallel of thirty-two de

grees of north latitude to the Rio Bravo del Norte, and thence with tho channel of said river to the Gulf of Mexico."

“ Second. The State of Texas cedes to the United States all her claim to territory exterior to the limits and boundaries which she agrees to establish by the first article of this agreement.”

“Third. The State of Texas relinquishes all claim upon the United States for liability of the debts of Texas, and for compensation or indemnity for the surrender to the United States of her ships, forts, arsenals, custom-houses, custom-house revenues, arms and munitions of war, and public buildings with their sites, which became the property of the United States at the time of the annexation.”

“Fourth. The United States, in consideration of said establishment of boundaries, cession of claim to territory, and relinquishment of claims, will pay to the State of Texas the sum of ten millions of dollars in a stock bearing five per cent. interest, and redeemable at the end of fourteen years, the interest payable half-yearly at the Treasury of the United States."

“Fifth. Immediately after the President of the United States shall have been furnished with an authentic copy of the act of the general assembly of Texas accepting these propositions, he shall cause the stock to be issued in favor of the tate of Texas, as provided for in the fourth article of this agreement: Provided also, That no more than five millions of said stock shall be issued until the creditors of the State bolding bonds and other certificates of stock of Texas for which duties on imports were specially pledged, shall first file at the Treasury of the United States releases of all claim against the United States for or on account of said bonds or certificates in such form as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury and approved by the President of the United States. Provided. That nothing herein contained shall be construed to impair or qualify any thing contained in the third article of the second section of the 'joint resolution for annexing Texas to the United States,' approved March first, eighteen hundred and forty-five, either as regards the number of States, that may hereafter be formed out of the State of Texas, or otherwise."

And whereas it was further provided, by the eighteenth section of the same act of Congress, “That the provisions of this act be, and they are hereby, susperded until the boundary between the United States and the State of Texas shall be adjusted, and when such adjustment shall have been effected, the President of the United States shall issue his proclamation declaring this act to be in full force and operation :

And whereas the legislature of the State of Texas, by an act approved the twenty-fifth of November last, entitled "An act accepting the propositions made by the United States to the State of Texas, in an act of the Congress of the United States approved the ninth day of September, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty, and entitled 'An act proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of her northern and western boundaries, the relinquishment by the said State of all territory claimed by her exterior to said boundaries, and of all her claims upon the United States, and to establish a Territorial government for New Mexico,'"of which act a copy authenticated under the seal of the State has been furnished to the President,-enacts “that the State of Texas hereby agrees to and accepts said propositions, and it is hereby declared that the said State shall be bound by the terms thereof, according to their

true import and meaning:" Act of 1850 de

Now, therefore, I, Millard Fillmore, President of the United States of clared to be in America, do hereby declare and proclaim that the said act of the Confull operation.

gress of the United States of the ninth of September last, is in full force and operation. (a)

Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, this thirteenth day
of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
fifty, and the seventy-fifth of the Independence of these United States.
(L. S.)

MILLARD FILLMORE.
By the President:
DAN'L WEBSTER,

Secretary of State.
(a) See Nos. 2451, 2453.

No. 2153.-AN ACT to authorize the President of the United States, in conjunc- June 5, 1858. tion with the State of Texas, to run and mark the boundary lines between the Ter. Vol. 11, p. 310. ritories of the United States and the State of Texas.

Be it enacted, fc., That the President of the United States be, and Boundary lines be hereby is, authorized and empowered to appoint a suitable person or between the Ter. persons, who, in conjunction with such person or persons as may be ap- United States

ritories of the pointed by and on behalf of the State of Texas for the same purpose, and Texas to be shall run and mark the boundary lines between the Territories of the run. United States and the State of Texas: Beginning at the point where Boundaries. the one hundredth degree of longitude west from Greenwich crosses Red River, and running thence north to the point where said one hundredth degree of longitude intersects the parallel of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north latitude; and thence west with the said parallel of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude to the point where it intersects the one hundred and third degree of longitude west from Greenwich; and thence south with the said one hundred and third degree of longitude to the thirty-second parallel of north latitude; and thence west with the said thirty-second degree of north latitude to the Rio Grande.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That such landmarks shall be estab- Landmarks to lished at the said point of beginning on Red River, and at the other be established. corners, and on the said several lines of said boundary, as may be agreed on by the President of the United States, or those acting under his authority, and the said State of Texas, or those acting under its authority.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That the sum of eighty thousand dol. $20,000 approlars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same hereby priated therefor. is, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry out the provisions of this act: Provided, That the Proviso. person or persons appointed and employed on the part and behalf of Texas are to be paid by the said State: Provided further, That no per- Persons to be sons, except a superintendent or commissioner, shall be appointed or employed by the employed in this service by the United States but such as are required United States. to make the necessary observations and surveys to ascertain such line and erect suitable monuments thereon and make return of the same. (a)

(a) See Nos. 2451, 2452.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Jan. 3, 1792. No. 2454.-AN ACT for carrying into effect a contract between the United States Vol. 1, p. 229.

and the State of Pennsylvania. For duly conveying to the State of Pennsylvania a certain tract of land, the right to the government and jurisdiction whereof was relinquished to the said State by a resolution of Congress of the fourth day of September, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and whereof the right of soil has been sold by virtue of a previous res

olution of Congress of the sixth day of June in the said year; Tract of land Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the United States be authorconveyed to ized, on fulfilment of the terms stipulated on the part of the State of Pennsylvania on certain condi.

Pennsylvania, to issue letters-patent, in the name and under the seal of the United States, granting and conveying to the said State forever the said tract of land, as the same was ascertained by a survey made in pursuance of the resolution of Congress of the sixth day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.

tions.

March 27, 1792. No. 2455.-AN ACT for the relief of certain widows, orphans, invalids, and other Vol. 6. p. 6.

persons.

Grant to N. F. SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be granted to Nicholas Westfall.

Ferdinand Westfall, who left the British service and joined the Army of the United States, during the late war, one hundred acres of unappropriated land in the western territory of the United States, free of all charges, and also the sum of three hundred and thirty-six dollars, out of any money appropriated to the contingent charges of Government.

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ment for western

March 3, 1797. No. 2456.-AN ACT to authorize the receipt of evidences of the public debt, in Vol. 1, p. 507.

payment for the lands of the United States. Stock of the Be it enacted, 8c., That the evidences of the public debt of the United United States re- States, shall be receivable in payment for any of the lands which may

imes pays be hereafter sold in conformity to the act, intituled "An act providing lands.

for the sale of the lands of the United States, in the territory northwest of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky River," at the following rates, viz.: The present foreign debt of the United States, and such debt, or stock, as, at the time of payment, shall bear an interest of six per centum per annum, shall be received at their nominal value; and the other species of debt, or stock, of the United States, shall be received at a rate bearing the same proportion to their respective market price, at the seat of Government, at the time of payment, as the nominal value of the above-mentioned six per centam stock shall, at the same time, bear to its market price at the same place; the Secretary of the Treasury, in all cases, determining what such market price is. (a)

(a) See No. 2453.

May 10, 1800.

No, 2457.-AN ACT for the relief of Ithamar Canfield. Vol. 6, p. 41.

Be it enacted, Sc., That the proper officer be, and he is hereby authorThree land war, ized and directed to issue three land warrants, of one hundred acres rants to be issued to Ithamar Can. each, to Ithamar Cantield, assignee to Eliphalet Tomlinson, Jabez field, assignee, Tomlinson, and Abraham Shelly, who served the United States as sol&c.

diers during the revolutionary war, and became entitled to the said lands by virtue of a resolution of Congress : Provided, The transfers and powers of attorney are made out pursuant to the rules in such cases established at the War Office.

No. 2458.-AN ACT to repeal so much of any act or acts as authorize the receipt April 18, 1806. of evidences of the public debt, in payment for lands of the United States; and for Vol. 2, p. 405. other purposes, relative to the public debt.

Be it enacted, 8:c., That so much of any act or acts as authorize the re. Repeai of such ceipt of evidences of the public debt, in payment for the lands of the acts as authorize United States, shall from and after the thirtieth day of April, one thou- the receipt of ev:

idences of public sand eight hundred and six, be repealed : Provided, That the right of debt in payment all persons who may have purchased public lands previous to the pas- for land after the sage of this act, to pay for the same in stock, shall in no wise be affected 30th of April, or impaired : And provided further, That there shall be allowed on every

Proviso. payment made in money, at or before the same shall fall due, for lands purchased before the thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six, in addition to the discounts now allowed by law, a deduction equal to the difference at the time of such payment, between the market price of six per cent. stock and the nominal value of its unredeemed amount, which market price shall, from time to time, be stated by the Secretary of the Treasury to the officers of the several land offices. (a)

1806.

(a) See No. 2456.

iops.

No. 2459.-AN ACT making compensation to Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and their March 3, 1807, companions.

Vol. 6, p. 65. Be it enacted, 8c., That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby Warrants for directed to issue lana warrants to Meriwether Lewis and William land to be issued Clarke, for one thousand six hundred acres each ; to John Ord way, to Capt. Lewis

and his companNathaniel Prior, the heirs or legal representatives of Charles Floyd deceased, Patrick Gass, William Bratton, John Collins, John Colter, Pier Cruzatte, Joseph Field, Reuben Field, Robert Frasier, Silas Goodrich, George Gibson, Thomas P. Howard, Hugh Hall, Francis Labuiche, Hugh M'Neal, John Shields, George Shannon, John Potts, John Baptiste Le Page, John B. Thompson, William Werner, Richard Windsor, Peter Wiser, Alexander Willard, Joseph Whitehouse, George Drulyard, Tousaint Charbono, Richard Worfington, and John Newman, for three hundred and twenty acres each: which soveral warrants may, at the option of the holder or possessor, be located with any register or registers of the land offices, subsequent to the public sales in such office, on any of the public lands of the United States, lying on the west side of the Mississippi, then and there offered for sale, or may be received at the rate of two dollars per acre, in payment of any such public lands.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That double pay shall be allowed, Double pay alby the Secretary of War, to each of the before-damed persons, agreeably lowed. to the time he or they may have served, in the late enterprise to the Pacific Ocean, conducted by Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, and that the sum of eleven thousand dollars be and the same hereby is appropriated Sum appropri. to discharge the same, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise ated. appropriated. (a)

(a) Sex Nos. 2467, 2514, 2552.

time

No. 2460.-AN ACT to extend the time for making payment for the public lands March 2, 1809. of the United States.

Vol. 2, p. 533. Be it enacted, 8c, That every person who hath heretofore purchased Further any of the public lands of the United States, at any of the land offices allowed for comestablished for the disposal of the said lands, whether such purchase pleting payments was made at public or private sale (sales by virtue of a pre-emption purchased lands. right only excepted), and whose lands have not already been actually sold or reverted to the United States, for non-payment of part of the purchase money, and the time for making the last payment on account of such purchase according to former laws, may have expired, or shall expire, on or before the first day of January next, shall be allowed a further term of two years for the payment of the residue of the principal due on account of such purchase ; which further term of two years shall be calculated to commence from the expiration of one year from and after the day on which the last payment on account of such purchase should, according to former laws, have become due, and shall he allowed only on the following conditions; that is to say :—First, Arrears of in. That all the arrears of interest, on the land purchased, to the end of terest to be paid.

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