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and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, approved the four- to locate and teenth of February, anno Domini eighteen hundred and thirty-five, be,
construct a rail.
road, comand they hereby are, authorized to locate and construct a rail-road on mencing on the the following route, to wit: commencing on the St. John's river and St. John's thence in the most convenient and suitable direction to Tallahassee or river, &c. the waters of St. Mark's river or bay, on the Gulf of Mexico, or to any other point east of or between the St. Mark's and Appalachicola rivers, which may be selected by said company.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said company is further May pass over authorized, wherever said route shall pass over the public lands of the the public
lands. United States, to locate the same thereon, eighty feet wide; which said location, if made according to the true intent and meaning of this act, shall be enjoyed by said company so long as they maintain the said road for the public accommodation.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said company shall have Timber, &c., the right to take from the said public lands, timber, stone, and earth, may be used. whenever it may be convenient for the construction of any part of said way running through the same; also to deposite and leave such mate
such lands, whenever it may be necessary; also, to cut drains, where necessary, through the same; and during the period of the construction of said way, to occupy said lands along said route, doing as little injury thereto as may be.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That to entitle the said company Conditions to to the enjoyment of the privileges herein provided for, they shall comply be complied with the following conditions, to wit:
with by said
company. First, They shall cause the said route, whenever it passes over the public lands, to be surveyed, and the location of the way to be accurately delineated in their proper connexion, and a map thereof, and a copy of the locations, to be returned and deposited in the General Land Office, within six months from the date of the final location of the said road.
Second, They shall cause permanent monuments to be erected along said route, conforming to such locations and maps, defining the limits
of the way
Third, Wherever the said rail-way shall intersect a highway or travelled way on the public lands, that way or ways shall be left unobstructed.
Fourth, Wherever it shall cross a stream or low grounds, such provision shall be made for draining off the water as to leave the said public lands uninjured by said rail-way.
Fifth, They shall complete the said way within the time provided for in the act of incorporation.
Sirth, Said location of said way shall be considered and treated as open way, and be kept up as such, and the lands abutting thereon shall be considered as abutting upon a public way.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sections and quarter Public lands to sections of public lands over which the said road may pass, shall be be reserved by reserved by the United States for two years after the final location of the U. S., &c. the said way; and to this end the said company shall, as soon as they have resolved to survey or examine any route, give notice to the register Notice to be of the land district in which the lands may be over which they intend given by the to pass; and when the final location is made, a further notice of that company of fact shall be given, in like manner, of the lands over which it actually veyed, &c. passes, which said last mentioned lands shall be reserved as aforesaid from sale: Provided, That neither the said company nor any other Proviso. person shall be authorized to settle on the said reserved sections or quarter sections; and no person so settling shall acquire thereby a preemptive right or claim to the said reserved lands, or to any part thereof; Voi, V.-19
routes to be sur.
and if said company shall fail to give prompt and seasonable notice in
both the above cases, they shall forfeit their privileges under this act. Time for mak. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the time for making the suring surveys, veys and commencing the work, as prescribed in the said act of incor&c., extended.
poration, be, and the same is hereby, extended for one year after the
passage of this act. Governor, &c. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the may provide by Governor and Legislative Council of the said Territory, or for the struction of rail. Legislature of the State of Florida hereafter, to provide by law for the roads to cross or construction of rail-roads from the Appalachicola river, or from any intersect, &c. other point, to cross or intersect the abovementioned rail-road, from the
Georgia State line to the Gulf of Mexico. E. F. Rail. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the said East Florida Railroad Company road Company be, and they are hereby authorized to cross the rail-road posed rail-road proposed to be made at any point between Tallahassee and St. Mark's. at, &c.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the Territory or State of Florida may
Florida shall, at the end of twenty years, have the privilege of taking take stock.
one-fourth of the stock at par, by paying to the company the interest on
the investment. Acts repealed. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That all acts or parts of acts of
the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, inconsistent with
the foregoing provisions, be, and the same are hereby annulled. Pensacola and Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the Pensacola and Perdido Perdido Rail
Rail-road Company, organized under acts of the Governor and Legisroad Company, lative Council of the Territory of Florida, and of the State of Alabama, road, from, &c. be, and they are hereby, authorized to make a rail-road from Pensacola Brunswick and to the waters of Mobile bay or river; and also, that the Brunswick and Florida Railroad Company
Florida Rail-road Company, incorporated by an act of the Legislature may extend
of Georgia, be, and they are hereby, authorized to extend their rail-road their rail-road
from the Georgia line to the city of Tallahassee, and thence to the river from, &c.
Appalachicola, or St. George's sound, upon the same conditions and
limitations contained in the foregoing provisions of this act. Lake Winnico Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the Lake Winnico and St. and St. Jo.
Joseph's Canal and Rail-road Company, organized under acts of the seph's Canal and Rail-road Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, be, and Company may they are hereby authorized to locate and construct a rail-road from construct rail. road from St.
the city of St. Joseph to the city of Tallahassee, in said Territory, upon Joseph to Tal. the same conditions and limitations contained in the foregoing provilahassee. sions of this act; and in the construction of said road, may cross, or
intersect, and form a junction with, any other rail-road which may be
APPROVED, January 31, 1837.
Chap. XII.-An Act to extend the limits of the Port of New Orleans.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Limits.
States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act the port of New Orleans shall extend, on the river, from the lower to the upper corporate limits of the municipalities of the city of New Orleans.
APPROVED, February 9, 1837. STATUTE II. Feb. 13, 1837. Chap. XIII.-An Act to change the name of the Collection District of Dighton, in
the State of Massachusetts, to Fall River, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the first Name of dis. trict changed;
day of April next, the said District, now known and called by the name made port of of the Dighton District, shall be called the District of Fall River, and entry for ves. as such shall be made a port of entry for vessels arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, and from places beyond the same, any law now in force sels from Cape
of Good Hope, to the contrary notwithstanding.
&c. APPROVED, February 13, 1837.
STATUTE II. CHAP. XIV.-- An Act to amend an act, entitled " An act to establish branches of Feb. 13, 1837.
the mint of the United States," passed the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five. (a)
Act of March
3, 1835, ch. 37. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Act of Jan. 18,
1837, ch. 3. States of America in Congress assembled, That the othicers of the branch
Officers of mint at New Orleans shall be one superintendent, one treasurer, one branch mints at assayer, one melter and refiner, and one coiner; and that the officers of New Orleans,
Charlotte and the branch mints, at Charlotte and Dahlonega, severally, shall be one
Dahlonega. superintendent, who shall also perform the duties of treasurer; one assayer, who shall also perform the duties of melter and refiner; and one coiner; and the annual salaries of the said officers shall be as fol- Their salaries. lows: for the branch at New Orleans, to the superintendent, two thousand five hundred dollars; to the treasurer, the assayer, the melter and refiner, and the coiner, each, two thousand dollars; for the branches at Charlotte and at Dahlonega, to the superintendent, two thousand dollars; and to the assayer and the coiner, each, fifteen hundred dollars.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act entitled Part of act 3d “An act, to establish branches of the mint of the United States," ap- March, 1835, proved the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty- ch, 37, repealed. five, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
APPROVED, February 13, 1837.
STATUTE II. CHAP. XV.–An Act to suspend certain provisoes of “ An act to alter and amend March 1, 1837. the several acts imposing duties on imports," approved the fourteenth day of July,
(Obsolete.] eighteen hundred and thirty-two.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisoes AcroYuly 14, of the tenth and twelfth clauses of the second section of the act to 1832, ch. 227, alter and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports, passed suspended. July the fourteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, be, and the same are hereby, suspended, until the close of the next session of Congress. APPROVED, March 1, 1837.
STATUTE II. Chap. XVI.-An Act to extend the jurisdiction of the District Court of the United March 1, 1837.
States, for the district of Arkansas. (b) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the district court of To have the the United States for the district of Arkansas shall have the same juris- same jurisdic.
tion and power diction and power in all respects whatever that was given to the several
as the several district courts of the United States, by an act of Congress, approved district courts, March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and two, entitled “ An act to regu
U. S. late trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace 30, 1802, ch. 13.
Act of March on the frontiers,” or by any subsequent acts of Congress, concerning crimes, offences, or misdemeanors, which may be committed against the laws of the United States, in any town, settlement, or territory, belonging to any Indian tribe, in amity with the United States, of which any other district court of the United States may have jurisdiction.
APPROVED, March 1, 1837.
(a) Notes of acts relating to the Mint and Coins of the United States, vol. 1, 246.
year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and for other purposes.
that is to say ; Pay of army. For the pay of the army, one million ninety thousand one hundred
and thirteen dollars : Subsistence of For the subsistence of officers, three hundred and thirty-two thousand officers. six hundred and thirty-eight dollars : Forage for offi. For forage of officers' horses, seventy thousand nine hundred and cers' horses.
eighty-seven dollars : Clothing for For clothing for officers servants, twenty-six thousand five hundred officers' ser
and fifty dollars : Payments in For payments in lieu of clothing to discharged soldiers, thirty thoulieu of clothing. sand dollars :
Subsistence, For subsistence exclusive of that of officers, nine hundred and thirexclusive of that teen thousand four hundred and forty-five dollars, including the sum of of officers, and including that
three hundred and five thousand three hundred and seventy-two dollars, of volunteers for the subsistence of the volunteers and militia called out for preventand militia.
ing or suppressing Indian hostilities: Clothing,camp For clothing of the army, camp and garrison equipage, cooking and garrison
utensils, and hospital furniture, two hundred and six thousand nine equipage, &c.
hundred and forty dollars : Medical and For the medical and hospital department, thirty-eight thousand five hospital depart. hundred dollars :
Supplies fur. For the regular supplies furnished by the Quartermaster's Departnished by Quar. ment, consisting of fuel, forage, straw, stationery, and printing, two termaster's De- hundred and eight thousand dollars : partment.
Barracks, For barracks, quarters, store-houses, embracing the repairs and quarters, &c. enlargement of barracks, quarters, store-houses, and hospitals, at the
several posts; the erection of temporary cantonments at such posts as shall be occupied during the year, and of gun-houses for the protection of the cannon at the forts on the seaboard, the purchase of the necessary tools and materials for the objects wanted, and of the authorized furniture for the barrack-rooms; rent of quarters for officers; of barracks for troops at posts where there are no public buildings for their accommodation ; of store-houses for the safe-keeping of subsistence, clothing, &c., and of grounds for summer cantonments, encampments, and mili
tary practice, ninety-five thousand dollars : Transportation For the allowance made to officers for the transportation of their bagof officers' bag.
gage, when travelling on duty without troops, the sum of fifty thousand gage.
dollars : Transportation For the transportation of troops and supplies, viz : transportation of of troops and
the army, including the baggage of troops when moving either by land supplies, &c.
or water; freight and ferriages; purchase or hire of horses, mules, oxen, carts, wagons, and boats, for the purpose of transportation, or for the use of garrison ; drayage and cartage at the several posts; hire of teamsters; transportation of funds for the pay department; expense of sailing a public transport between the posts on the Gulf of Mexico, and of procuring water at such posts as, from their situation, require it; the transportation of clothing from the depot at Philadelphia to the stations of the troops; of subsistence from the places of purchase, and the points of delivery under contracts, to such places as the circumstances of the service may require it to be sent; of ordnance from the
foundries and arsenals to the fortifications and frontier posts, and of lead from the western mines to the several arsenals, the sum of one hundred and seventy-seven thousand dollars :
For the incidental expenses of the Quartermaster's Department, Incidental exconsisting of postage on public letters and packets; expenses of courts- penses of the martial and courts of inquiry, including the compensation of judge pariment. advocates, members, and witnesses; extra pay to soldiers, under an act of Congress of the second of March, eighteen hundred and nineteen; expenses of expresses from the frontier posts, of the necessary articles for the interment of non-commissioned officers and soldiers; hire of laborers; compensation to clerks in the offices of quartermasters and assistant quartermasters, at posts where their duties cannot be performed without such aid, and to temporary agents in charge of dismantled works, and in the performance of other duties; purchase of horses to mount the second regiment of dragoons, and expenditures necessary to keep the two regiments of dragoons complete, including the purchase of horses to supply the place of those which may be lost and become unfit for service, and the erection of additional stables, one hundred and ninety-two thousand dollars : For contingencies of the army, three thousand dollars :
Contingencies For two months' extra pay to re-enlisted soldiers, and for the con
of army. tingent expenses of the recruiting service, thirty-four thousand three re-enlisted solhundred and sixty-two dollars :
diers, &c. For arrearages prior to the first of July, one thousand eight hundred Arrearages and fifteen, payable through the office of the Third Auditor, one thou- prior tolst July, sand dollars :
For the national armories, three hundred and sixty thousand dollars : National arFor the armament of the fortifications, two hundred thousand dollars : mories.
Armament of For the current expenses of the ordnance service, one hundred and fortifications. twenty-three thousand nine hundred and seventy-five dollars :
Current exFor arsenals, three hundred and seventy-three thousand four hundred penses of ord
nance service. and twenty-nine dollars :
Arsenals. For the purchase of percussion cannon locks, fifteen thousand dollars : Percussion For the manufacture of elevating machines for barbette and casemate cannon locks.
Elevating macarriages, eight thousand two hundred and fifty dollars :
chines, &c. For the manufacture of sponges for field and battery cannon, one Sponges for thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars :
For the rifle factory at the Harper's Ferry armory, eight thousand Rifle factory at five hundred and sixty-nine dollars :
Harper's Ferry. For completing the barracks at Baton Rouge, being an amount ex- Completing pended out of the general appropriation for the Quartermaster's De- barracks at Ba.
ton Rouge. partment, and to enable the accounting officers to close the accounts, twenty-three thousand nine hundred and sixty-nine dollars and five cents :
For completing the wharf at Fort Monroe, Virginia, five hundred Wharf at Fort dollars :
Monroe. For constructing a river wall, making the embankment to the same, River wall; arching, stone-walling, repairing the embankment of the new canal, and embankment of for completing the tilt-hammer shop at Harper's Ferry, fifty-three thou- new canal; and
tilt-hammer sand seven hundred and forty-three dollars :
shop at HarpFor a magazine at the arsenal at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, five thou- er's Ferry.
Magazine at sand dollars :
Baton Rouge. For the purchase of land, building a brick warehouse, and wharf, Purchase of and making a turnpike road to the river at the arsenal at Mount Ver- land, &c. at the
Arsenal at Mt. non, Alabama, in addition to former appropriations for these objects,
Vernon. six thousand six hundred dollars :
For enlarging the site at the arsenal at Frankford, Pennsylvania, one Arsenal at thousand dollars :