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ledge of some useful trade, occupation or profession, un in the City of Washington, with all convenient despatch, der such conditions as may be determined by the by- to arrange and docket the several claims, and to consider laws, a copy of which conditions shall be delivered to, the evidence which shall have been, or which may be of and they shall be binding on every person to whoin any fered by the respective claimants, allowing such further child may be so bound ; that there may also be estab- time for the production of such further evidence as may Jished, in connexion with Saint Vincent's Orphan's Asy- be required, and as they shall think reasonable std just; lum, schools for the daily attendance of children whose and they shall thereupon proceed to cletermine the said parents or guardians are or may be unable to pay for claims, and to award distribution of the sums to be tetheir instruction, or whose parents or guarlians may ceived by the United States from the King of Denmark, contribute towards the support of the Asylum, under under the stipulations of the Convention aloresaid, among such regulations as may be made in the by-laws. the several claimants, according to their respective rights

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That any vacancy Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, that the said com which, from death, resignation, or otherwise, may hap missioners shall be, and they are hereby, authorized and pen in the Board of Trustces, shall be filled according to empowered to make all needful rules and regulations, ihe mode to be prescribed in the by-laws; that they not contravening the laws of the land, tlie provisions e may hold such meetings as they shall think proper, and, this act, or the provisions of the said Convention, for ar to give form to their proceedings, may appoint such ofhi- rying their said commission into full and complete effect cers as they may deem necessary, and provide proper Sec. 6. And be it further enacleil, That the President checks and responsibilities for the security of the pro. of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized, ki perty and funds of the corporation aforesaid ; that they and with the advice and cousent of the Senate, 10 x shall keep a journal of their proceedings, upon which point a Secretary to the said commission. the by-laws shall be recorded ; and that they shall make Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the said conreport, at the annual meeting to be held in June, of the missioners and Secretary shall severally take an cath fu? affairs and condition of the institution for the preceding the faithful performance of the duties of their respectie year.

offices. Sec 7. And be it further enacled, That it may be law. Sec. 3. And be it further enucled, that the compens: ful for Congress hereafter to alter, amend, modify, or re- tion of the respective officers for whose appointment propeal the foregoing act.

vision is made by this act shall not exceed the follow Approved : February 25, 1831.

Sins : to each of the said commissioners at the rate &

three thousand dollars per annum, and to the Secretari AN ACT to provide for the adjustment of claiins of per of the Board at the rate of two thousand dollars per as

sons entitled to indemnification under the convention num; and the President of the United States shall te between the United States and his Majesty the King and he is hereby, authorized to make such provision for of Denmark, of the twenty-eighth March, eighteen the contingent expenses of the said commission as slut hundred and thirty, and for the distribution among such appear to him reasonable and proper; and the said she claimants, of the sums to be paid by the Danish Gories and expenses shall be paid out of any money in tk: vernment to that of the United States, according to the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, stipulation of the said convention.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That all moneys tə Be it enacled, &c. That the commissioners who are or be received from the Danish Government under the coz may be appointed by the President of the United States, vention aforesaid, shall be paid into the Treasury of the by and with the alvice and consent of :he Senate, in United States, and shall constitute a fund for satisfyiz pursuance of the third article of the convention between the awards of the commission provided for by this sci. ihe United States of Avnerica and his Majesty the King Sec. 10. And be il further enacted, That all connu of Denmark, signed at Copenhagen the twenty-eighth cations to or from the Secretary of the Board of Comes day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, sioners on the business of the commission, shall pass by shall meet at Washington City, in the District of Colum- mail free of postage. bia, and, within the space of two years from the time of Sec. 11. And be il further enacted, That as soon as the their first meeting, shall receive, examine, and decide said commission shall be executed and completed, tó. upon the amount and validity of all such claims as may records, documents, and all other papers in the passar be presented to them, and are provided for by the con- sion of the commission or its officers shall be depositevention referred to, according to the merits of the seve. in the office of the Secretary of State. ral cases, and to justice, equity, and the law of nations Approved: February 25, 1831. and according to the provisions of said convention,

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all records, do- AN ACT for the Punishment of Crimes in the District te cuments, or other papers, which now are in, or hereaf

Columbia. ter, during the continuance of this commission, may Sec. 1. Be it enacted, Ec That, from and after the come into the possession of the Department of State, in passage of this act, every person who shall be convicted relation to such claims, shall be delivered to the coin- in any court in the District of Columbia, of any inission aforesaid.

following offences, to wit : manslaughter, assault Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, Thal tlie said com- battery with intent to kill, arson, rape, assault and be missioners, or a majority of them, with their Secretary, tery with intent to commit a rape, burglary, robben whose appointment is hereinafter provided for, shall con- horse steding, mayhem, bigamy, perjury, or subornuak vene in this city on the first Monday of April next, and of perjury, larceny, if the property stolen is of the valg shall proceed to cxecute the duties of their commission; of five dollars or upwards, forgery, obtaining by fals and the Secretary of State shall be, and he is hereby, pretences any goods or chattels, money, bank note, authorized and required forthwith after the passing of missory note, or any other instrument in writing for this act, to give notice of the said intended meeting, to payment or delivery of money or other valuable thing.." be published in one or more public gazettes in the city of keeping a faro bank or other common gaming table, ft of Washington, and in such other public papers, pub- ly larceny upon a second conviction, committed afle:*** lished elsewhere in the United States, as he may de passage of this act, shall be sentenced to suffer puurise signate.

inent by imprisonment and labor, for the time and is Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, i hat the said com hereinafter prescribed, in tlie penitentiary for the Dmissioners shall proceed immediately after their mecting / trict of Columbia.

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Sec. 2. And be il further enacted, That every person stealing of which is marle punishable by this act, to the daly convicted of manslaughter, or of any assault and value of five dollars or upwards, knowing them to have batiery with intent to kill, shall be sentenced to suffer been stolen, or of being an accessary after the fact in imprisonment and labor, for the first offence for a period any felony, shall be sentenced to suffer imprisonment not less than two nor more than eight years, for the seo and labor, for the first offence for a period not less than cond offence for a period not less than six nor more than one nor morc Wan five years, and for the second offence fifteen years.

for a period not less than two nor more than ten years. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, that every person Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That every person July convicted of the crime of maliciously, wilfully, or duly convicted of having falsely forged and counterfeitfraudulently burning any dwelling house, or any other ed any gold or silver coin, which new is, or shall hereafhouse, barn or stable adjoining thereto, or any store, barn ter be, passing or in circulation within the District of Co. or out house, haring goods, tobacco, hay or grain there. lumbia ; or of having falsely uttered, paid, or tendered in in, although the same shall not be adjoining to any payment, any such counterfeit or forged coin, knowing dwelling house ; or of maliciously and wilfully burning the sanie to be forged and counterfeit ; or of having aid. any of the public buildings in the cities, towns, or coun- ed, abetted or commanded the perpetration of either of ties of the District of Columbia, belonging to the United the said offences; or of having falsely made, altered, forgStates, or the said cities, towns or counties; or any ed, or counterfeited, or caused or procured to be falsely church, meeting-house, or other building for public macle, altered, forgel, or counterfeited, or having willingworship, belonging to any voluntary society, or body ly aided or assisted in falsely making, altering, forging, or corporate ; or any college, academy, school-house, or counterfeiting, any paper, writing, or printed paper, to the library ; or any slip or vessel, afloat or building ; or as prejudice of the right of any other person, body politic, being accessary thereto, shall be sentenced to suffer or corporate, or voluntary association, with intent to de imprisonnient and labor, for a period of not less than one, fraud such person, body politic or corporate, or voluntanor more than ten years for the first offence, and not ry association, or of having passed, ultered, or publishless than five nor more than twenty years for the second ed, or attempteil to pass, utter or publish, as true, any offence,

such falsely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited pa. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every free per, writing or printed paper, to the prejudice of the right person duly convicted of rape, or as being accessary of any other person, body politic or corporate, or volun. thereto before the fact, shall be sentenced to suffer im- tary association, knowing the same to be falsely made, prisonment and labor, for the first offence for a period altered, forged, or counterfeited, with intent to defraud not less than ten nor more than thirty years, ard for the such person, body politic or corporate, or voluntary as, second offence for and during the period of his natural sociation, shall be sentenced to suffer imprisonment and life.

labor, for the first offence for a period not less than one Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every free per- year nor more than seven years, for the second offence, son duly convicted of an assault and battery, with intent for a period not less than three nor more than ten years, to commit a rape, shall be punished for the first offence Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That every person by undergoing confinement in the Penitentiary for a pe. duly convicted of obtaining by false pretences any goods riod not less than one nor more than five years, and for or chattels, money, bank note, promissory note, or any the second for a period not less than five nor more than other instrument in writing, for the payment or delivery

of money or other valuable thing, or of keeping a faro Sec. 6. And be il further enacted, That every person bank or gaming table, shall be sentenced to suffer impriduly convicted of burglary, or as accessary thereto before sonment and labor, for a period not less than one year, the fact, or of robbery, or as accessary thereto before the nor more than five years : and every person, so offendfact, shall be sentenced to suffer imprisonment and labor ing, shall be a competent witness against every other for the first offence for a period not less than three nor person offending in the same transaction, and may be more than seven years, and for the second offence for a compelled to appear and give evidence in the same manperiod not less than five nor more than fifteen years. ner as other persons ; but the testimony so given shall

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, "That every person not be used in any prosecution or proceeding, civil or D'nvicted of horse stealing, wayhem, bigamy, or as be. criminal, against the person so testifying. ing accessary to any of said crimes before the fact, shall Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That every person, Se sentenced to suffer imprisonment and labor, for the upon a second conviction of larceny, where the properfirst offence for a period not less than two nor more than ty stulen is under the value of five collars, or upon a se. seven years, and for the second offence for a period not cond conviction of receiving stolen goods, knowing them less than five nor more than twelve years.

to be stolen, where the property stolen is under the vaSec. 8. And be it further enacted, That every person lue of five dollars, shall be sentenced to suffer imprisonconvicted of perjury, or subornation of perjury, shall be ment and labor, for a period not less than one nor more sentenced to suffer imprisonment and labor, for the first than three years, offence for a period not less than two nor more than ten Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That all capital years, and for the second offence for a period not less felonies and crimes in the District of Columbia, not here, than five nor more than fifteen years.

in specially provided for, except murder, treason, and Sec. 9. And be it further enacled, That every person piracy, shall hereafter be punished by imprisonment and convicted of feloniously stealing, taking, and carrying absor in the Penitentiary of said District, for a period not away, any gools or chattels, or other personal property, less than seven nor more than twenty years. of the value of five dollars or upwards, or any bank note, Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That every other promissory note, or any other instrument of writing, for feiony, misdemeanor, or offence not provided for by this the payment or delivery of money or other valuable act, niay and shall be punished as heretoforc, except that, thing, to the amount of five dollars or upwards, shall be in all cases where whipping is part or the whole of the sentenced to suffer imprisonment and labor, for the first punishment, except, in the cases of slaves, the court offence for a period not less than one nor more than three shall substitute therefor imprisonment in the county years, and for the second offence for a period not less jail, for a period not exceeding six months. than three nor more than ten years.

Sec. 16. And be it furlher enacted, That all definitions Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That every person and descriptions of crimes ; all fines, forfeitures, and inconvicted of receiving stolen gouds, or any article the capacities, the restitution of property, or the payment of

fifteen years,

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the value thereof; and every other matter not provided day of January last : Provided, also, That no person for in this act, be, and the same shall remain, as hereto- shall be entitled to the relief authorized to be given by fore.

this act, who, by the exercise of reasonable diligence

, Sec. 17. And be it further enaclcd, That if any free by himself, or his agents, factors, or correspondents

, person shall, in the said District, unlawfully, by force could have complied with the provisions of the said third and violence, take and carry away, or cause to be taken section of said act ; and the Secretary of the Treasury and carried away, or shall, by fraud unlawfully seduce, shall require and receive satisfactory evidence, from or cause to be seduced, any free negro or mulatto, from every person claiming the benefits of this act, that such Any part of the said District to any other part of the said diligence has been used, and that he has acted bona fide, District, or to any other place, with design, or intention and without any intent to violate or evade the provisioes to sell or dispose of such negro or mulatto, or to cause of said third section, before he shall grant the relei him or her to be kept and detained as a slave for life, or herein provided. servant for years, every such person so offending, his or Approved, March 2, 1831. her counsellors, aiders and abettors, shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by fine, not exceeding five thousand AN ACT for the sale of the lands in the State of IEdollars, and 'imprisonment and confinement to hard labor, nois reserved for the use of the salt springs on the in the Penitentiary, for any time not exceeding twelve Vermillion river in that State. years, according to the enormity of the offence.

Be it enacted, &c. That the State of Illinois shall be, Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That nothing here and is hereby, authorized and empowered to cause to be in contained shall be construed to apply to slaves not re- sold and conveyed, in such manner and on such terms sidents of the District of Columbia ; but such slaves and conditions as the Legislature of said State has op shall

, for all offences committed in said District, be pun, may direct, the whole or any part of the lands reserved ished agreeably to the laws as they now exist : Provided and set apart by the President of the United States

, on that this act shall not be construcd to extend to slaves.

the twenty-ninth day of March, eighteen bundred and | Approved, March 2, 1831.

twenty-five for the use of the salt works on the Vernil

lion river, in said State, and to apply the proceeds of AN ACT making appropriations for certain fortifications such sale to such objects as the Legislature of said State

during the year one tborisand eight hundred and thir- has or may direct · Provided, said land shall not be sold ty-one.

for less than one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre. Be it enacted, &c. That the following suis be, and the

Approved, March 2, 1831. same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury for certain fortifi- AN ACT for the relief of the citizens of Shanescations, viz :

For the preservation of George's island, Boston bar. bor, five thousand dollars.

Be it enacted, &c. That it shall and may be lawful ke? For Fort Adams, Rhode Island, one hundred thousand any purchaser, the assignee or legal representative of any dollars.

purchaser, of any in or out-lot or lots in the town of For the completion of furt Hamilton, New York, ten Shawneetown in the State of Illinois, which lot or kits thousand dollars.

may have reverted for the non-payment of the purchase For repairing fort Columbus and castle Williams, New money, to re-enter the same lot or lots which may bave York, twenty-five thousand dollars.

so reverted, with the Register and Receiver of the dis For fort Monroe, Virginia, eighty thousand dollars.

trict of Shawneetown, at any time within six montas For fort Calhoun, Virginia, eighty thousand dollars.

after the passage of this act, upon the following teras For the completion of fort Macon, seventy thousand heretofore been paid upon each in-lot, five dollars

, and

and conditions, to wit: by paying, in addition to what has dollars.

For the completion of the fort on Oak island, North upon each out-lot, one dollar and twenty-five cents, per Carolina, ninety five thousand dollars. For fortifications at Charleston, South Carolina, forty- hereby is, granted to the Trustees of the town of Share

*Sec. 2. And be it further enucled, That there be, au five thousand dollars. For fortifications at Pensacola, Florida, one hundred neetown, and their successors in office, for ever, in trust

, thousand dollars.

10 sell, or otherwise dispose of, for the purpose of for a fort at Mobile point, ninety thousand dollars.

graduating and paving the river bank within the limits o! For repairs of the battery at 'Bienvenu, Louisiana, all the in or out-luts within the bounds of said tow

said town, all the vacant ground not necessary for streets

, three thousand four dollars.

For repairs of fort Wood, Louisiana, three thousand which remain unsold, and all such as may remain useid six hundred dollars.

under the provisions of the first section of this act ; this For contingencies of fortifications, ten thousand dol. act to be carried into effect under the direction of the lars.

Commissioner of the General Land Office. Approved, March 2, 1831.

Approved, March 2, 1831. AN ACT for the relief of certain importers of foreign AN ACT to authorize the Secretary of War to purchase merchandize.

an additional quantity of land for the fortifications a! Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury

Fort Washington, upon the river Potomac. shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to extend relief to Be it enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and he any importer of foreign merchandise who may have is hereby, authorized to purchase, in fee simple

, from been charged, under the provisions of the third section the executrix or trustees of William Dudley Digges, de of the act, entitled "An act, for the more effectual col- ceased, a certain piece of land required for the complete lection of the duties on imports,” passed the twenty. defence of the work at Fort Washington, on the Pot eighth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thir. mac, according to a survey of the same, deposited in this ty, with any duty in addition to the duties existing on Topographical Bureau, at Washington : Provided

, the such merchandise previous to the passage of suid act, to said purchase can be effected for the release of the the amount of such additional duty: Provided, said mer- amount of a judgment against William Dudley Digics chandise shall have been imported previous to the first deceased, for thirteen thousand three hundred and sists:

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ne dollars and eighty-seven cents, with interest from other requirements of the law, to entitle it to debenture, nth June, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, have been complied with. til paid, and costs, which the sureties of the late Ro- Approved : March 2, 1831. ert Brent have assigned to the United States : And rovided, further, that those who are legally authorized AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of convey the said land shall make and execute a good

Daniel McIntire, deceased. tle thereto, in fee simple, with an acquittance of all Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be dilaims against the United States, for the previous use or rected to pay to the legal representatives of Daniel Mc. ccupation of all or any portion of the premises, or for Intire, late an invalid pensioner, deceased, the sum due ny alleged injury to an adjacent fishery, the right and said pensioner at his death. tle to which is to be released to the United States. Approved : March 2, 1831.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, upon the ompletion of the above purchase, on the terms and AN ACT for the relief of Joseph E. Sprague. onditions specified, the proper officer of the United

Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers States shall be, and he hereby is, authorized to enter up of the Treasury pay to Joseph E. Sprague the sum of atisfaction upon the judgment aforesaid.

two hundred and forty-nine dollars, out of any money in Approved, March , 1831.

the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full for ser.

vices rendered by him as counseller and attorney in atAN ACT for the relief Thomas Porter, of Indiana. tending to and taking depositions, in cases in which the

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and United States were interested. ie is hereby authorized and required to place the name

Approved : March 2, 1831. of Thomas Porter on the list of invalid pepsioners, and o pay hin, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to com.

AN ACT for the relief of John Daly, late of Canada. nence on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury hirty-one.

be, and he hereby is, directed to pay to John Daly, late Approved, March 2, 1831.

of New Ark, in the province of Upper Canada, out of any

money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the AN ACT for the relief of William Clower.

sum of five thousand dollars, being for supplies furnished Be it enacted, &c. That the Postmaster General bc, in Canada, and for losses of property sustained by him on

and services rendered to the army of the United States and he hereby is, authorized and directed 10 settle the the Niagara frontier during the late war. claim of William Clower, for carrying the mail between Greenville and Fayette, Mississippi, upon principles of

Approved · March 2. 1831. equity and justice.

AN ACT for llre relief of Nathaniel Cheever, and others. Approved, March 2, 1831.

Be it enacted, &c. That there be paid, out of any mo. AN ACT for the relief of Simeon C. Whittier.

ney in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to Na

thaniel Cheever, Ariel Mann, Benjamin Dearborn, ThoBe il enacted, &c. That there be paid to Simeon C. mas B. Coolidge, and Stephien Tuckerman, who were Whittier, of Hallowell, in the State of Maine, out of any formerly inhabitants of the town of Ilallowell, in the money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the State of Maine, each and severally, the principal sum of principal sum of three hundred and fifty-six dollars and three hundred and fifty-six dollars and fifty-three cents, fifty-three cents, with interest thereon, at the rate of six with interest thereon, at the rate of six per centum per per centam per annum, from the twelfth day of July, one annum, from the twelfth day of July, one thousand eight thousand eight hundred and twenty; and, also, the fur- hundred and twenty ; and also the further principal sum ther principal sum of one hundred dollars, with interest of one hundred dolla's each, with interest thereon, at thereon, at the rate of six per centum per annum, from the rate of six per centum per annum, from the ninth day the ninth day of September, one thousand eight hundred of September, one thousand cight hundred and twenty and twenty ; and, also, the further principal sum of two the said several sums having been illegally demanded hundred and one dollars and two cents, with interest and received by the United States of each of the abovethereon, at the rate of six per centum per annum, from mentioned persons, as one of the sureties of Daniel the thirty-first day of May, one thousand eight hundred Evans, formerly a collector of the direct taxes and interand twenty-eight ; the said several sums having been ilonal duties for the fourth collection district in Massachulegally demanded and received by the United States of said Whittier, as one of the sureties of Daniel Evans, for- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, if said Cheever, merly a Collector of the Direct Taxes and Internal Du Mann, Dearborn, Coolidge, and Tuckerman, or any of ties for the fourth collection district in Massachusetts.

tliem, have deceased, or shall decease before the pay. Approved : March 2, 1831.

ment shall be made to each of them, respectively, as

above provided, then said sums of three hundred and AN ACT for the relief of Ebenezer Rollins. fifty-six dollars and fifty.three cents, and one hundred Be il enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury dollars, with interest as aforesaid, shall be paid to the be, and lie is hereby, authorized to pay to Ebenezer Rol. executors or administrators of each of the suid persons so lins, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap.

deceased. propriated, twelve hundred and forty-eight dollars and

Approvedl : March 2, 1831. fifty cents, being the amount of drawback on twenty-nine hogsheads, four barrels, and fifty-two bags of coffee,

AN ACT for the relief of Peters and Pond. which were exported in the ship Rebecca Coffin, for Got- Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury tenburg, although the said ship did not proceed to sea be, and he hereby is, directed to pay tó Peters and Pond, until after the expiration of twelve months from the time merchants of Boston, the sum of seventeen thousand of the entry of the said merchandise : Provided, That the eight hundred and twenty-two dollars and forty-five cents, said merchandise was shipped on board said vessel, and out of any money in the Tre:sury not otherwise appro. cleared at the custom-house, before the expiration of priated; being the moiety paid into the Treasury of the twelve months from the time of its entry, and that all the United States on the sale of their schooner Anna and her

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cargo, which had been seized and condemned for a viola. tion of the revenue laws by the District Court of the and contingent expenses of the Senate, twenty-nine

For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other mcidental United States for the district of Georgia, in the year one thousand six hundred and eighty.five dollars. thousand eight hundred and fourteen, deducting there. from the dutics accruing on said moiety.

For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other incidental

and contingent expenses of the House of Representa Approved, March 2, 1831.

tives, one hundred thousand dollars The said two sums

last named to be applied to the payment of the ordinary AN ACT for the relief of Lucien Harper.

expenditures of the Senate and House of Representa Be it enacted, &c. That there be paid, out of any mo- tives, severally, and to no other purpose ney in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Lu- For salary of the principal and assistant Librarias, cien Harper, the sum of fifteen dollars and sixty-six two thousand three hundred dollars. cents, being the specie value of a certificate issued by For contingent expenses of the Library, and pay of Francis Hopkinson, treasurer of loans, numbered two messengers, eight hundred dollars. thousand one hundred and sixty, with interest on the said For the purchase of books for the Library of Congress, specie value, at six per centum per annum, from the five thousand dollars. twenty-seventh day of November, one thousand seven For compensation to the President and Vice President hundred and seventy-nine ; which certificate was issued of the United States, the Secretary of State, the Secrein the name of Captain George Wolsey, and of which the tary of the Treasury, the Secretary of War, the Secreta said Lucien Harper is now owner : Provided, That the ry of the Navy, and the Postmaster General, sisty thousaid Lucien Harper shall first execute and deliver to the sand dollars. first Comptroller of the Treasury a bond in such sum and For Clerks and messengers in the office of the Secrewith such security as the said Comptroller shall direct tary of State, nineteen thousand four hundred dollars. and approve, to indemnify the United States from and For Clerkt, machinist, and messenger, in the Palent against the lawful claim of any other person or persons Office, five thousand four hundred dollars. for, or on account of, the said certificate.

For incidental and contingent expenses of the DepariApproved, March 2, 1831.

ment of State, including the printing and packing the

Laws, twenty thousand dollars.
AN ACT for the relief of James Sprague.

For compiling, printing, and binding the biennial reBe it enacted, &c. That James Sprague be, and he is gister to the thirtieth September, one thousand eight bereby, authorized to locate three hundred and twenty hundred and thirty-one, in pursuance of the resolution of acres of land, by legal subdivisions, on any public land in Congress of lwenty-seventh April, one thousand eight the state of Ohio now offered for sale, at the minimum hundred and sixteeni, one thousand dollars. price, in satisfaction of an equal quantity of land hereto.

For storage of Laws and Documents, three hundred fore located by the said James Sprague on the east half and forty dollars. of the eighth section of the fifth townslup, in the twenty. For contingent expenses of the Palent Office, to wit second range, under the act of Congress of the twenty- books, parchment, 'stationary, and fuel, and including third of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, extra Clerk hire, one thousand five bundred and thirty from which the said James has been evicted by an older dollars. title; and the President of the United States is hereby For repairs and improvements of grounds and buildings authorized to issue to the said James Sprague a patent of the Patent Office, three hundred and sixty dollars. for the land so located, on his producing the certificate

For compensation of the superintendent and watch. of the Register of the land office within whose district the men of the northeast executive building, eight hundred location may be made.

and fifty dollars Approved, March 2, 1831.

For satisfying the claim of John Marshall, lale superintendent of the War and Navy

dings, one hundred and AN ACT to provide for the final settlement and adjust.

thirty seven dollars. ment of the various claims preferred by James Monroe fuel, labor, oil, repairs of building, engines and buckets,

For contingent expenses of said buikling, including against the United States.

and iinprovement of ground, three thousand three husBe it enacled, &c. That, for public services, losses, and dred and fifty dollars. sacrifices, the sum of thirty thousand dollars is hereby For compensation to the Clerks and messengers in the appropriated to be paid to James Monroe, immediately Office of the Secretary of the Treasury, fifteen thouafter the passing of this act, out of any money in the sand four hundred dollars. Treasury not otherwise appropriated, which shall be in For compensation to the First Comptroller of the Trea. full of all demands of the said James Monroe for claims sury, three thousand five hundred dollars. aforesaid : Provided, The accounting officer of the Trea

For compensation to the clerks and messengers in the sury Department shall, upon an examination of his ac. office of the First Comptroller, nineteen thousand one counts, believe so much is due to him upon the princi. | hundred dollars. ples of equity and justice.

For compensation to the Second Comptroller of the Approved, March 2, 1831,

Treasury, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the clerks and messenger in the AN ACT making appropriations for the support of Go- office of the Second Comptroller, ten thousand four burvernment for the year one thousand eight hundred and

dred and fifty dollars. thirty-one.

For compensation to the First Auditor of the Treasu

ry, three thousand dollars. Be it enacted , &c. That the following suns be, and For compensation to the clerks and messenger in the the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any office of the First Auditor, thirteen thousand nine hununappropriater money in the Treasury, viz :

dred dollars. For pay and mileage of the Members of Congress and For compensation to the Second Auditor of the Trea Delegates, three hundrell and seven thousand nine hun. sury, three thousand dollars. dred and sixty eight dollars.

For compensation to the clerks and messenger in the for pay of the Officers and Clerks on both Houses, office of the Second Auditor sixteen thousand nine heti thirty-four thousand three hundred dollars.

cred dollars.

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