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J. A.S., number eight, folios four hundred et sequitur, one of the Land Records for Washington county, in the District of Columnbia.
Approved February 14, 1850.
CHAP. 3.-AN ACT further to extend the time for locating Virginia milie
tary land warrants, and returning surveys thereon to the General Land Office.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asTime extended sembled, That the act entitled “ An act further to extend the for locating Vir ginia
military time for locating Virginia military land warrants, and returning warrants, surveys thereon to the General Land Office,” approved July
fifth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and as to all warrants issued prior to the tenth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty, and no others, be and the same is hereby, revived and continued in force until the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-two.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the same right and privilege is hereby also extended for the same time to all such warrants as have issued subsequent to said tenth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty: Provided, That before the location thereof, it shall be shown to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, that such warrant was issued justly and legally, and that the person who received said warrant was legally entitled to the same.
Approved February 20, 1850.
CHAP. 4.-AN ACT for the relief of Conrad W. Faber, Leopold Bierwirth
and Theodore Vietor.
by them to the United States.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asPersons named sembled, l'hat Conrad W. Faber, Leopold Bierwirth,
and bonds executed Theodore Vietor, of the city of New York, be, and they are
hereby released and discharged from the obligations of two bonds executed by them to the United States, on the twentyfourth day of May, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, the one as principals, and the other as súreties, and that both of said bonds be discharged, and that the Secretary of the Treasury cause the same to be cancelled and delivered up to the obligors in said bonds.
Approved March 6, 1850.
CHAP. 5.-AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Dennis.
A pension of $30 per month
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That there be, and hereby is, granted to Thomas Dennis of the city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsyl- granted to Thovania, who whilst engaged in the discharge of his duty as a seaman on board the United States ship Princeton, on the fifth day of September, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, when at Gibraltar, and while in the act of firing a salute, had both his arms blown off, in lieu of any pension or allowance to which he may now be entitled by law, a pension of thirty dollars per month, to commence on the first day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, and to continue during his vátural life, to be paid out of the navy pension fund.
Approved March 29, 1850.34
Commissioner 10 be appointed.
Clerk to be ap
CHAP. 6.-AN ACT to carry into effect the convention between the United
States and the Emperor of Brazil, of the twenty-seventh day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine.
[Sec. 1.] 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, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint one commissioner whose duty it shall be to receive, examine, and de. cide upon all such claims as may be presented to him, and provided for by the Convention between the United States and The Emperor of Brazil, concluded at Rio de Janeiro, the twentyseventh day of January in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine, according to the merits of the several cases, and the principles of justice and equity, the law of nations and the stipulations of the said convention. And there shall also be
pointed. appointed by the President, by and with the advice and conseut of the Senate, a clerk to act under the commissioner in the performance of the duties prescribed by this act. And the com. missioner and clerk shall, before entering on their offices, severally take an oath well and faithfully to perform the duties thereof.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioner shall be, and he is hereby authorized to make all needful rules make rules and and regulations, not contravening the laws of the land, or the regulations. provisions of the said convention or this act for carrying the said commission into effect.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all records, docu- sidepartementliver ments, or other papers which now are in, or hereafter, during all records, &c., the continuance of this commission, may come into the posses- in its possession sion of the Department of State, in relation to the said claims, ihainlession to see shall be delivered to the commissioner aforesaid.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner to be appointed under this act, shall forthwith after his appoint- commission, exe
ington and other newspapers,
cute the duties ment, attend at the city of Washington, and organize the comand make publi- mission, and proceed to execute the duties hereby confided 10 cation in Wash him, and shall give notice in one or more newspapers publish
of ed in the city of Washington, and in such other newspapers pubto examine and lished elsewhere, as he may deem necessary, of his appointment
to examine and decide the said claims, and requiring the claimants to produce their claims and evidence; and when the said claims are presented, he shall proceed with all convenient despatch to consider the same, and the evidence relating thereto, allowing time for the production of additional evidence as he shall consider reasonable and just; and thereafter shall decide the same, and award the ratable proportions of the several claimants in the sums of money and interest to be received under the stipulations of the convention aforesaid; and within one year from the time of the attendance of the said commissioner in the city of Washington, and organizing the commission, he shall complete and terminate the duties of the said commission.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of ed from Brazilian the Treasury shall cause the moneys and interest thereon, paypropriated to pay able to the United States in pursuance of the said convention,
to be duly received from the Imperial Government of Brazil, and transferred to the United States in such manner as he may deem most advantageous and best, and the nett proceeds thereof to be deposited in the Treasury, and the same are hereby appropriated to pay the awards in favor of the claimants herein provided for.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That on the terminacommission, a list tion of the commission the commissioner shall report to the of the awards to Secretary of State, a list of the awards made by him, a certified
of copy of which shall be transmitted by the Secretary of State to
the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall from time to time, as they may be received, distribute in ratable proportion among the persons in whose favor the awards shall have been made, all sums of money received into the Treasury of the United States
in virtue of the said convention and this act, according to the How distributed. proportion which the respective awards bear to the whole
amount received, first deducting such sums of money as may be due to the United States from persons in whose favor the awards
shall be made. And the said Secretary of the Treasury shall Certificates to cause certificates to be issued in such form as he shall prescribe,
showing the proportion to which each claimant may be entitled of the amount to be received, and on the presentation of the said certificates at the Treasury, as the nett proceeds of the sums to be received under the convention and this act may be received, the proportions thereof shall be paid to the legal holders of the said certificates.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the compensation
of the commissioner and clerk shall be as follows: To the comCommissioner's missioner at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum; and clerk, $2,000.
to the clerk at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum, to commence from the time of the attendance of the commissioner in the city of Washington and the organizing of the commission,
On the termi
and to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated; and the President of the United States shall thorized to make be and he is hereby authorized to make such provision for the contingent contingent expenses of the coinmission as he may deem proper. commission.
SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the commission shall be executed and completed, the records, docu
Records, etc., ments, and all other papers relating to the claims in the posses- Department sion of the commissioner or clerk, shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force one year and no longer.
Approved March 29, 1850.
to be returned to
CHAP. 7.--AN ACT to grant a register to the barque“ Royal Saxon.”
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. x resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as.. sembled, That under the direction of the Secretary of the A register grant
ed for Treasury a register issue for the barque "Royal Saxon," a Royal Saxon, a British built vessel, but now owned by David' U. Brown, of British built vesBaltimore, a citizen of the United States ; having been by him purchased at a sale under decree of the district court of the United States for Maryland district, and having incurred a large outlay for repairs and refitting in the United States: Provided, The Secretary of the Treasury shall be satisfied that said repairs and refitting will amount, or shall have amounted, to at least three-fourths of the value in the United States of said vessel as so repaired and refitted.
Approved April 19, 1850.
CHAP. 8.--AN ACT for the relief of the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is Time of payhereby, authorized and directed to extend the time of payment iron rails extendof duties, upon all iron rails now or hereafter to be imported at ed. the port of Wilmington, North Carolina, by the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad Company, for the use of said company, so that the same shall be made by four equal annual payments, or instalments: which annual instalments and payments, are first to be reserved by the Postmaster General for the use of the Treasury out of any moneys which may be due said Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad Company, for mail service to be performed by them, and further, that before the delivery of any such iron rails, the payments so deferred shall be secured, by ser company and the bonds of said company with good personal security to be personal security. approved of by the United States district judge for the State of
Payment to be secured by
North Carolina, and such authority given in writing to secure the reservation and payment by the Post Office Department as may be satisfactory by the Secretary aforesaid.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act be in force from and after its passage: Provided, That this act shall only extend to iron already imported, and to be imported within two years from the passage of this act.
Approved April 19, 1850.
CHAP. 9.-AN ACT for the relief of Brown & Tarbox.
Tarbox $804 84
(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThelp. Međeno sembled, That the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby,
se directed to allow and pay to Brown & Tarbox, from the revefof mail service." nues of the Post Office Department, appropriated for mail
transportation, the sum of eight hundred and four dollars and eighty-four cents, for temporary mail service on route number șix thousand one hundred and forty-nine, in the State of Texas, from the first day of July to the twenty-third day of October, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven.
Approved May 6, 1850.
CHAP. 10.-AN ACT to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the ser
vice of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.
ciencies for 1850.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asTo supply defi sembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby,
appropriated to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 30th of June, eighteen hundred and fifty, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, namely:
In the office of the Secretary of the Treasury. For salary of the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, from the twelfth of March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, to the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty, and for the clerk in aid of said Assistant Secretary from the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, to the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty; six thousand one hundred and seventy-eight dollars and sixty-one cents.
In the office of the Commissioner of Customs. For salary of the Commissioner of Customs, from the seventeenth of March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, to the thir
Commissioner of Customs,