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satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that the cost of the repairs made in the United States, after the purchase of the said vessel by the present owners, exceeds three-fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the same tonnage in the United States.

Approved January 14, 1848.

CHAP. 3.-AN ACT authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to grant a

register to the barque Sarah and Eliza.

A register to be issued.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asto be sembled, That there be issued, under the direction of the

Secretary of the Treasury, a register for the barque Sarah and Eliza, formerly a British vessel, but now owned by Joshua T. Jones, Charles H. Jones, and Thomas Bell, citizens of the State of New York; and which said vessel having been wrecked and condemned on the coast of Maryland, was purchased by them, got off, and towed to New York, repaired, and refitted for sea : Provided, It shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that the cost thereof, after the purchase of the said vessel by the present owners, exceeds three-fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the same tonnage in the United States.

Approved January 24, 1848.

Proviso.

secretary may be

CHAP. 4.-AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to reorganize the

General Land Office," approved July fourth, one thousand eight hundred * See rol. 9, p.

and thirty-six.*

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asAn assistant sembled, That if at any time the number of patents for lands employed to sign sold or granted under the authority of the United States patents.

shall be such that they cannot be signed in reasonable time by the secretary appointed for that purpose under the sixth section of the above-recited act, that, in that case the Presi. dent shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint an assistant secretary, to sign the name; but the said assistant shall be employed by the express direction of the President, and only for such time as may be necessary to bring up the arrears of patents which may be ready for signature.

Approyed January 26, 1848.

CHAP. 3.-AN ACT concerning certain collection districts, and for other

purposes.

ers and duties..

Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, Cold Cold Spring, N. Spring, on the north side of Long Island, in the State of New Y. made a port of

delivery, and sarYork, be, and the same is hereby, made a port of delivery veyor to be apwithin the collection district of the port of New York, and opening

aná pointed ; his powthat a surveyor be appointed by the President, with the ad. vice and consent of the Senate, to reside at the said port of Cold Spring, who shall have power to enrol and license vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and to enter and clear, and grant registers and other usual papers to vessels employed in the whale fishery, under such restrictions and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem necessary, and who shall give the usual bond, perform the usual duties in the manner prescribed, and be entitled to receive the fees allowed by law to surveyors and collectors for the same duties, and no more. But all cargoes chargeable with duties shall be entered and the duties paid at the port of New York, before permission shall be granted to discharge the same at Cold Spring; that Greenport, on Greenport, N. the northeast part of Long Island, in the State of New York, deliv be, and the same is hereby, made a port of delivery for the towns of Southhold and Riverhead, within the collection district of the port of Sag Harbor, and that a surveyor be Surveyor to be

rappointed; bis appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of powers and duthe Senate, to reside at the said port of Greenport, who shall “er have like powers and fees, and be under the like restrictions, as is provided in this act for the surveyor of Cold Spring; but all cargoes chargeable with duties shall be entered and the duties paid at the port of Sag Harbor, before permission shall be granted to discharge the same at Greenport.

Approved January 26, 1848.

CHAP. 6.--AN ACT to provide clothing for volunteers in the service of the

United States.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in lieu of the money which, under existing Clothing in kind laws, is allowed to volunteers as a commutation for clothing, to volunteers in the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause the lieu ..commuta

Dereoy, authorized to cause we tion therefor. volunteers to be furnished with clothing in kind, at the same rates, according to grades, as is provided for the troops of the regular army.

Approved January 26, 1848.

CHAP. 7.-AN ACT exempting vessels employed by the American Coloniza

tion Society, in transporting colored emigrants from the United States to the coast of Africa, from the provisions of the acts of the 22d February and 2d of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, regulating the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels.

the operation of

March, 1647.

Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. Certain vessels sembled, That from and after the passage of this act, all and employed by the serveu, Iual online American cor every vessel and vessels which shall or may be employed by Maryland Coloni. zation Society the American Colonization Society, or by the Maryland State exempted from

m Colonization Society, to transport, and which shall actually the acts of 224 transport, from any port or ports in the United States to any

colony or colonies on the west coast of Africa, colored emigrants to reside there, shall be, and the same are hereby excepted out of and exempted from the operation of the act entitled “ An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels,” passed twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and forty-seven; and of the act entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels, and to determine the time when said act shall take effect,'” passed second March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

Approved January 31, 1848.

CHAP. 8.-AN ACT making further provisions for surviving widows of the

soldiers of the revolution.

widocomision for resentatives of the enacted by the

widows of revo

and soldiers.

566.

. Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep.

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. Provision for sembled, That if any person who served in the war of the lutionary officers revolution in the manner specified in the act passed the seventh

day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled “ An

act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving * See rol. 8, p. officers and soldiers of the revolution"'* have died, or shall

hereafter die, leaving a widow, whose marriage took place before the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, such widow shall be entitled to receive for and during her natural life, from and after the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, the annuity or pension which might have been allowed to her husband, in virtue of said act, if living at the time it was passed, under the same rules, regulations, and restrictions, as are prescribed in the act approved July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty

eight, entitled “ An act granting half-pay and pensions to cero See vol. 9, p. tain widows:'+ Provided, That in the event of the marriage

Pension to cease of such widow, said annuity or pension shall be discontinued. on marriage.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That such widows as This act. ex. have been admitted by special acts of Congress to the benefit tended to widow of the pension act, approved the seventh day of July, one who are pension. W ers by special thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, or to the benefit of the

act approved the seventeenth of June, one thousand eight hun

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dred and forty-four,* shall be entitled, and shall be admitted to the benefit of this act; subject, however, to the rules, limitations, and restrictions in and by said acts prescribed.

Approved February 2, 1848.

CHAP. 9.-AN ACT to authorize the issue of a register to the barque Wil

hamet.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. -sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be issued, under the direction of the Sec. A register to be retary of the Treasury, a register for the barque Wilhamet, issued. formerly a British vessel, but now owned by A. G. Benson and John Benson, citizens of the State of New York; said vessel having been wrecked and condemned on Rockaway beach, Long Island, was purchased by the aforesaid citizens of the United States, and has been repaired and refitted for sea: Provided, It shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Proviso. superang Secretary of the Treasury that the cost of the repairs made in the United States, after the purchase of the said vessel by the present owners, exceeds three-fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the same tonnage in the United States.

Approved February 15, 1848.

CHAP. 10-AN ACT to confirm the boundary line between Missouri and

Arkansas.

Confirmation of

ary line between

kansas.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the dividing line between the States of Missouri co and Arkansas, surveyed by commissioners appointed under survey of bound. authority of laws enacted by those States, and ratified as a Missouri and Ar. common boundary by the act of the legislature of Arkansas, approved twenty-third December, eighteen hundred and fortysix, and of the legislature of Missouri, approved February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, shall be, and the same is hereby, approved and confirmed as the boundary between those States, and between the surveying and land districts bordering thereon; and the Secretary of the Treasury is Public land surhereby authorized to have the surveys of the public lands of on that lines the United States closed on the line so surveyed as above mentioned: Provided, the expense thereof shall not exceed Proviso. six dollars per mile for every mile and part of a mile actually surveyed, or necessarily resurveyed, in closing those surveys.

Approved February 15, 1848.

veys to be closed of Indian Affairs

tle their claims

CHAP. 11.-AN ACT for the relief of Joseph and Lindley Ward. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assemCommissioner bled, That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs be, and he is to adjust and hereby, authorized to adjust and settle the claims of Lindley

and Joseph Ward, arising upon their contract with the United States to furnish rations for the emigrating Indians of the Pottawatomie tribe, in eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, accord

ing to the principles set forth in the report accompanying this Appropriation. bill; and that the same be paid out of any money in the

treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved February 15, 1848.

CHAP. 12.-AN ACT supplementary to the act entitled "An act to regulate

the exercise of the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in certain cases, and for other purposes."

Provisions

of

tended to cases

court of the Ter

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. ons of sembled, That all and singular the provisions of the act enthe act of 220 Feb- titled “An act to regulate the exercise of appellate jurisdicJuary, 1847, to : regulate the ap. tion of the Supreme Court in certain cases, and for other tionate che su: purposes,” approved February twenty-second, eighteen hunpreme Court ex. dred and forty-seven, to which this is a supplement, so far as from the supreme may be, shall be and they hereby are made applicable to all ritory of Iowa.

T. cases which were pending in the supreme court or other
Cason.

W e were pend
superior court of and for the late Territory of Iowa at the time
said Territory was admitted into the Union as a State, and to
all cases in which judgments or decrees have been rendered
in said supreme or superior court of the said late Territory of
Iowa, and not hitherto removed as aforesaid by writ of error

or appeal. Also extended Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all and singular to cases from all the provisions of the said act to which this is a supplement, Territories hereafter admitted as so far as may be, shall be and they hereby are made applica

ble to all cases which may be pending in the supreme or other superior court of and for any Territory of the United States which may hereafter be admitted as a State into the Union, at the time of its admission, and to all cases in which judgments or decrees shall have been rendered in such supreme or superior court at the time of such admission, and not previously removed by writ of error or appeal.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all cases, together Certain cases pending in the with all process, records, orders, judgments, decrees, and

19. proceedings of federal character or jurisdiction, and not legally sion into the transferred to the State courts of the State of Iowa, pending red to the district prior to and at the time of the admission of the said State of

- Iowa into the Union, in the district or supreme courts of the lowa.

said Territory of Iowa, are hereby transferred to the district court of the United States for the district of Iowa: and it shall

States.

courts of Jowa, before her admis.

Union,

transfer

court of the Uni. ted States for

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