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building the tract, for building lighthouses, and placing buoys, on the follow. and placing
is ing sites and shoals, to wit: five lighthouses; one on Cross Islthe buoys, and, near Machias; one in the harbor of Boothbay, at such mentioned.
place as the secretary of the treasury shall designate ; and one on Pond Island, at the mouth of the Kennebeck river; one on the Stratford point, in Connecticut; and one on Throg's Neck, in New York; and on the shoals of Nantucket and the Vineyard Sound, a number of buoys, not exceeding ten, in the state of Massachusetts. A lighthouse at the mouth of Oswego river, at such place as shall be designated by the secretary of the treasury, in the state of New York. And two buoys, one on James' Ledge, and one on the rock called Old Gay; and a spindle on
the Brothers, in the state of Rhode Island. Appropria
him 2. That there be appropriated, out of any money in the tions for the lighthouses treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of moand buoys. ney, to wit : For building three lighthouses ; one on Cross Isl
and, near Machias ; one in the harbor of Boothbay ; and one on Pond island; ten thousand five hundred dollars : for building the lighthouses on Stratford Point and Throg's Neck, four thousand dollars : for a lighthouse at the mouth of Oswego river, three thousand five hundred dollars : for ten buoys on Nantucket Shoals and the Vineyard Sound, one thousand five hundred dollars : for two buoys and a spindle for the rocks called James' Ledge, Old Gay, and the Broihers, four hundred and filliy dollars: and for placing buoys, and anchors with buoys, in the Altamaha river, between the port of Darien and Doboy Sound, in the state of Georgia, a sum not exceeding one thousand five
hundred dollars. No lighthouse $ 3. That no lighthouse shall be built on any site previous to previous to cession of ju- the cession of jurisdiction over the same to the United States.
e $ 4. That the president of the United States be, and he is quested 10 hereby, authorized and requested to cause such an examination of the allegor or survey of the Isles of Shoals, on the coast of New Hampshire Shoals, exami- and Maine, to be made, by proper and intelligent persons, as
allade may be requisite to ascertain the expediency and practicability of Smuity Nose repairing the sea-wall at Smuity Nose Island, and of building a Island, &c.
sea-wall between said island and Cedar Island. And that the president be further requested, in like manner, to ascertain the
expediency of erecting a stone pier on Sunken Rocks, in the President au- barbor of Portsmouth, in the state of New Hainpshire. And the cause the sea president is hereby authorized to cause the sea-wall aforesaid 10 wall to be ro- be repaired, and the pier aforesaid to be erected, by contract, unpaired, if, &c.
** der the direction of ihe collector of the district of Portsmouth,
if, on the report of such persons, he shall deem it necessary. And
fed the president is further requested to communicate to congress, at to congress. their next session, the result of so much of the examination and
survey as relates to the expediency and practicability of building Proviso ; no ** money to be
to the sea-wall aforesdid : Provided, That no money shall be exexpended till pended in erecting the pier aforesaid, until the jurisdiction of the cession, &c.
c. site ihereof shall be ceded by the state of New Hampshire to the
United Stales. 2500 dollars $ 5. That a sum, not exceeding two thousand five hundred appropriated for the pur dollars, is hereby appropriated for the purposes aforesaid ; to be poses, &c.
paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. (Approved, March 3, 1821.]
risdiction. President re
cause a surve
nation of the
Result to be
tinued in force,
CHAP. 191. An act to continue in force an ach, entitled "An act regulating the currency, Vol. iii. p. within the United States, of the gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain," 1599. passed on the twenty-ninth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, so far as ihe same relates to the crowns and five franc pieces of France. $1. Be it enacted, f.c. That so much of the act, entitled “ An The act of
29th April, act regulating the currency, within the United States, of the
ne 1916, as far as gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain,” pass- relates to the ed on the twenty-ninth day of April, eighteen hundred and six- i Teen, as relates to the crowns and five franc pieces of France, pieces of
France, conshall be, and the same hereby is, continued in force for the fur- lino ther term of two years, from and after the twenty-ninth day of &c. April next. (Approved, March 3, 1821.) Chap. 192. An act to revive and continue in force “ An act fixing the compensations of the Vol. iii. p. secretary of the senate and clerk of the house of representatives, of the clerks employed in 1677. their offices, and of the librarian," approved the eighteenth day of April, one ihousand eight hundred and eighteen. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled " An act fixing The act of
8 18th April, the compensations of the secretary of the senate and clerk of the 1818, revived, house of representatives, of the clerks employed in their offices, and continued
until 1st Jan. and of the librarian,” approved the eighteenth day of April, one 1824. thousand eight hundred and eighteen, be, and the same is hereby, revived and continued in force from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. (Ap. proved, March 3, 1821.)
mitted into the
4th clause of
[No. 1.) Resolution providing for the admission of the state of Missouri into the Union, on
a certain condition. Resolved, &c. That Missouri shall be admitted into this Union Missouri adon an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatev
"Union on coner, upon the fundamental condition, that the fourth clause of the dition that the twenty-sixth section of the third article of the constitution sub- the 26th sec. milted on the part of said state to congress, shall never be con- of the 3d arti
holl cle of her construed 10 authorize the passage of any law, and that no law shall sti be passed in conformity thereto, by which any citizen, of either never be conof ihe states in this Union, shall be excluded from the enjoy- thorize a law ment of any of the privileges and immunities to which such citi- excluding, &c. zen is entitled under the constitution of the United States : Pro- Proviso ; the vided, That the legislature of the said state, by a solemn public holis
legislature of act, shall declare the assent of the said state to the said funda- declare its asmental condition, and shall transmit to the president of the Unit- sid ed States, on or before the fourth Monday in November next, an claim the fact, authentic copy of the said act; upon the receipt whereof, the president, by proclamation, shall announce the fact; whereupon, and without any further proceeding on the part of congress, the adınission of the said state into this Union shall be considered as complete. (Approved, March 2, 1821.)
the state to
sident to pro
[No. 2.) Resolution providing for jails in certain cases, for the safe custody of persons come
mitted under the authority of the United States.
ed, and with.
tion of the
Any stato Resolved, f.c. That where any state or states, having complied having grant with the recommendation of congress, in the resolution of the drawing the twenty-third day of September, one thousand seven hundred and
hall eighty-nine, shall have withdrawn, or "shall hereafter withdraw, under direc- either in whole or in part, the use of their jails for prisoners
1. committed under the authority of the United States, ihe marhire a place, shal in such state or states, under the direction of the judge of &c.
the district, shall be, and hereby is, authorized and required to hire a convenient place to serve as a temporary jail, and to make the necessary provision for the safe-keeping of prisoners com
mitted under the authority of the United States, until permanent shal als provision shall be made by law for that purpose ; and the said lowed his rea. marshal shall be allowed his reasonable expenses, incurred for sonable ex to the above purposes, to be paid out of the treasury of the Unit
ACTS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS
THE UNITED STATES:
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the
City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 3d day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and ended on the 8th day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.
James MONROE, President. DANIEL D. TOMPKINS, Vice Presi
dent; and President of the Senate from the 11th of January to the 4th of February. John GAILLARD, President of the Senate pro tempore from the 3d of December to the 11th of January, and from the 4th of February to the end of the Session. Philip P. BARBOUR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Januare proof Feb
CHAP. 4. An act reviving and extending the time allowed for the redemption of land sold for
direct taxes in certain cases. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That the time allowed for the redemp- The time al
lowed for retion of lands which have been, or may be, sold for the nonpay-demption of ment of taxes, under the several acts, passed the second day of lands sold for
"direct taxes, August, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, -the ninth day under acts&c, of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and the fifth and purchased
for the United day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, for lay- States, revived ing and collecting a direct tax within ihe United States, so far and extended as the same have been purchased for and in behalf of the United 1823. States, be revived and extended for the term of one year, from the end of the present session of congress: Provided, That, on Proviso; into
s " rest to be paid, such redemption, interest shall be paid, al the rate of twenty per at the rate of centum per annum, on the taxes aforesaid, and on the additions weaty per
centur por of twenty per centum chargeable thereon; and the right of re- annum. demption shall enure, as well to the heirs and assignees of the The right of
redemption to lands so purchased on behalf of the United States, as to the ori- enure to heirs ginal owners thereof. (Approved, February 4, 1822.]
Char. 6. Anact to revive and continue in force an act, entitled “ An act to provide for per- Vol. č.p. 1008. sons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war."
2123. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “ An act to pro- The act of vide for persons who were disabled , by known wounds received
1806 in the revolutionary war,” passed on the tenth day of April, one
the act of 15th
the act of 3d
Vol. ii. p. thousand eight hundred and six, and limited, as in said act de1008. 1240.
clared, to the term of six years, and afterwards revived and continued in force, for and during the term of six years, by an acı, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in force An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war,' and for other purposes," passed on the I wenty-fifth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and afterwards revived and continued in force for the
term of one year, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and conVol. iii.p.
tinue in force an act, entitled 'An act to provide for persons 1794. who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolution
ary war," passed on the fifteenth day of May, in the year one Revived and thousand eighit hundred and twenty, shall be, and the said act is til 4th Februar hereby, revived and continued in full force and effect, for and ry, 1828, &c. 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 conProvisoj evi-, gress : Provided, That any evidence which has been taken to support of support any claim of any person disabled in the revolutionary claims, under war under ihoonho
en war, under the authority of the act of the fifteenth of May, one May, 1820, to thousand eight hundred and twenty, reviving and continuing in be received
...force, for one year, “ An act to provide for persons who were
force for one year 10 on by the sec- disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war," retary of war. shall be received and acted upon by the secretary of war, in the Proviso; the same manter as
the same manner as if said act was still in force and had not expired: 4th section of And provided also, That this act, and any thing contained in the
1819, act hereby revived and continued in force, shall not be construed not to be con- to repeal or make void the fourth section of an act, entitled “ An strued as re
poid, act concerning invalid pensions,” passed the third of March, one Vol. iii. p.
thousand eight hundred and nineteen ; and the said fourth section of the said last mentioned act shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be, and to continue to be, in full force and effect; anything in the said act hereby revived and continued in force
to the contrary notwithstanding. commence at § 2. That the right any person now has, or hereafter may ac
of quire, to receive a pension in virtue of any law of the United completing a testimony? States, shall be construed to commence at the time of complet
ing his testimony pursuant to the act hereby revived and conti
nued in force. Pension agents 8 3. That the agents for the payment of pensions to invalid to give bonds, with two or pensioners of ihe United States, shall, in future, be required to more sureties , give bonds, with two or more sureties, to be approved by the sety as the sec- cretary of the department of war, in such penalty as he shall di
war rect, for the faithful discharge of the duties confided to them re
spectively. (Approved, February 4, 1822.]
United States. les of $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the certificates of the funded debt the funded debt, issued 10 of the United States, which, upon the assumption of the debts of
ates the several creditor states, were issued in their favor, respectiveupon the assumption of ly, be, and hereby are, made transferable, according to the rules their debts,
and forms instituted for the purpose of transfers of the public ferable.
debt. (Approved, February 19, 1822.]
retary of war may direct.