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eight hundred and twenty-five, of seven thousand dollars, two thousand four hundred and fifty-seven dollars.

For the purchasing department, in addition to materials on hand, of Purchasing sixty thousand dollars, two hundred and two thousand two hundred and department. fifty-one dollars and nineteen cents.

For one thousand complete suits of extra clothing to be put in depot, Extra clothing, and for one additional pair of shoes to be allowed for each enlisted soldier per annum, fifty-one thousand five hundred and two dollars and forty-five cents.

For the purchase of woollens, during the year one thousand eight Purchase of hundred and twenty-six, in advance for the year one thousand eight

woollens. hundred and twenty-seven, twenty thousand dollars. For medical and hospital department, twenty-five thousand and sev

seventy

Medical and seven dollars.

hospital departe For the quartermaster general's department, two hundred and eighty

Quartermasfour thousand seven hundred and six dollars and sixty-seven cents. ter general's de

For quartermaster's supplies, transportation, stationery, outstanding partment. debts, repairs, chairs for examinations, grates, and lightning rods, for ter's supplies, the military academy at West Point, fifteen thousand and

five hundred and &c. forty-two dollars and seventy-four cents.

For articles required for the mathematical, drawing, chemical, and Mathematical mineralogical departments, additions to the library, paving, barracks, pa

instruments, rade, conduit for supplying water, and for new quarters, as recommended by the board of visiters for the military academy at West Point, nineteen thousand one hundred and eighty-seven dollars and seventy-five cents. For the contingencies of the army, ten thousand dollars.

Contingencies. For the national armories, three hundred and sixty thousand dollars. Armories. For the current expenses of the ordnance service, sixty-five thousand

Ordnance ser dollars.

vice. For arsenals, twenty-seven thousand seven hundred dollars.

Arsenals. For arrearages prior to the first of July, one thousand eight hundred Arrearages. and fifteen, fifteen thousand dollars. For arrearages from the first of July, one thousand eight hundred and

Artearages fifteen, to the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, from July'i, three thousand dollars.

1816. For building an arsenal at Vergennes, Vermont, fifteen thousand Building an dollars.

arsenal, &c. For completing the repair of Plymouth beach, thirteen thousand one Repair of Plyhundred and eighty-four dollars and ninety cents.

mouth beach. For the continuation of the Cumberland road, one hundred and ten Continuation thousand dollars, which shall be replaced out of the fund reserved for of the Cumber

land road. laying out, and making roads under the direction of Congress, by the several acts passed for the admission of the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, into the Union, on equal footing with the original States.

For repairs made on the Cumberland road during the year one thou Repairs on the sand eight hundred and twenty-five, seven hundred and forty-nine dollars. Cumberland

road. For completing the works for deepening the channel of entrance into

Harbour of the harbour of Presque Isle, seven thousand dollars.

Presque isle. For the defraying the expenses incidental to making examinations, Surveys, &c., surveys, preparatory to, and in aid of, the formation of roads and canals, of roads and ca

nals. fifty thousand dollars.

For the armament of new fortifications, one hundred thousand dollars. Armament of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several sums, hereby new fortifica

tions. appropriated, shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not other To be paid wise appropriated : Provided, however, That no money appropriated by from the treathis act shall be paid to any person, for his compensation, who is in sury:

Proviso. arrears to the United States, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into the treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: Pro Proviso.

vided, also, That nothing in this section shall be construed to extend to balances arising solely from the depreciation of treasury notes, received by such person to be expended in the public service; but in all cases where the salary or pay of any person is withheld in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officer, if demanded by the party, his agent or attorney, to report forth with to the agent of the Treasury Department the balance due, and it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent and his sureties.

APPROVED, March 25, 1826.

STATUTE I.

March 31, 1826. Chap. XVIII.-An Act to confirm the supplementary report of the commissioners (Obsolete.)

of the western district of Louisiana. Certain claims Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United described in the States of America in Congress assembled, That the claims marked B, supplementary report of the described in the supplementary report of the commissioners of the westcommissioners ern district of the state of Louisiana, dated the 13th of May, one thousand of the western eight hundred and fifteen, and recommended by them for confirmation, district of Louisiana, confirm

be, and the same are hereby, confirmed in the same manner, and under ed.

the same restrictions, as the report, to which this was supplementary, was 1816, ch. 159. confirmed, by the act of the twenty-ninth of April, one thousand eight

hundred and sixteen.

APPROVED, March 31, 1826.

STATUTE I.

is to say:

April 5, 1826. Chap. XXI.-- An Act to provide for the employment of an additional naval force.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sums respect States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums" be, ively approprie and they are hereby, respectively appropriated, for defraying the expenses

for navy, for 1826.

of the navy for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, in

addition to the sums heretofore appropriated by law for that object, that Pay and sub- For pay and subsistence of petty officers, and for pay of seamen, other sistence of petty than those at navy yards, shore stations, and in ordinary, sixty-six thouofficers and sea- sand eight hundred and ninety-seven dollars. men, &c. Provisions. For provisions, forty-three thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight

dollars. Medicines, &c. For medicines and hospital stores, four thousand dollars.

Repairs, &c. For repairs, and wear and tear of vessels, ninety thousand dollars. of vessels.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations To be paid hereby made, shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherfrom the trea

wise appropriated: Provided, however, That no money appropriated, by sury. Proviso. this act, shall be paid to any person for his compensation, who is in

arrears to the United States, until such person shall have accounted for,

and paid into the treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: ProProviso. vided, further, That nothing in this section contained shall extend to

balances arising solely from the depreciation of treasury notes received by such person to be expended in the public service, but in all cases where the pay or salary of any person is withheld in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officer, if demanded by the party, his agent or attorney, to report forthwith, to the agent of the Treasury Department, the balance due; and it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent and his sureties.

APPROVED, April 5, 1826.

STATUTE I. CHAP. XXII.-An Act to extend the land districts in the territory of drkansas. April 6, 1826.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Tract of counStates of America, in Congress assembled, That all that tract of country try attached to

the land district in the territory of Arkansas, lying north of the base line, and west of the

in Arkansas. Lawrence land district, be, and the same is hereby, attached to, and made a part of, said land distriot; and all that part of the territory of Arkansas lying south of the base line, and west of the Arkansas land district, be, and the same is hereby, attached to, and made a part of, the Arkansas land district : (a) Provided, That nothing in this act contained

Proviso. shall be construed as authorizing a survey or interference of any kind whatever upon any lands, the right whereof is in any Indian tribe.

APPROVED, April 5, 1826.

STATUTE I.

CBAP. XXIII.-- An Act for altering the time of holding one term of the district April 6, 1826.

court for the western district of Pennsylvania. (b) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Term of court

held in Pitts States of America, in Congress assembled, That the term of the district burg altered. court of the western district of Pennsylvania, now directed to be held at Pittsburg, in the county of Alleghany, on the second Monday of October, shall hereafter be held at the same place, on the third Monday of October, in each year thereafter.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all actions, suits, processes, All actions, pleadings, and other proceedings, commenced and pending in the said suits, &c., to re

main the same district court, shall have day, be heard, and determined, on the said third as if no change Monday of October, in the same manner as they would have been, on the had taken second Monday of October, if the act had not passed.

place. APPROVED, April 5, 1826.

STATUTE I. CAAP. XXV.-An Act to authorize the state of Pennsylvania to lay out and make April 14, 1826.

a canal through the United States' public ground, near the city of Pittsburg.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Consent of States of America, in Congress assembled, That the consent of Con- Congress given gress is hereby given to the state of Pennsylvania, to lay out and make a make a canal canal through the United States' public ground at the village of Law- through the renceville, near the city of Pittsburg: Provided, That, in laying out and United States making said canal, the said state, the engineers, artisans, or labour public ground. ers, by her employed, shall not interfere with, or injure, any of the buildings, improvements, or other works, erected, or that may hereafter be erected by, or for the use of, the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, as a condition on which the Bridges to be assent of Congress is given, wherever said canal shall cross any public or erected and private road, or highway, in said public ground, the state of Pennsylva- fit for the pasnia shall cause bridges to be erected fit for the passage of carts and sage of carts wagons; and forever thereafter keep and maintain the said bridges passable and in good repair, without receiving any toll or tolls, or any other compensation whatever.

and

APPROVED, April 14, 1826.

wagons.

(a) Act of Feb. 17, 1818, ch. 12. Act of March 17, 1820, ch. 26.
(0) See notes to the act of May 15, 1820, ch. 111.

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STATUTE I.
April 20, 1826. Chap. XXVI.-An Act to equalize the duties on dessels of the Republic of Co-

lumbia (Colombia) and their cargoes.(a) Duties imposed

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United on vessels of Colombia, &c., States of America, in Congress assembled, That no other or higher to be the same rate of duties shall be imposed or collected on vessels of the Republic of as those paya

Columbia Colombia, and their cargoes, consisting of articles of the ble on vessels of the United growth, produce, or manufacture of said republic, than are, or may be, States, &c. payable on vessels of the United States with cargoes composed as afore

said. Secretary of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treathe treasury to

sury be, and he is hereby, authorized to return all duties which have been return all duties assessed

assessed since the twenty-ninth January, eighteen hundred and twentysince Jan. 29, six, on vessels of the Republic of Columbia (Colombia,) and their cargoes 1826, on ves composed of articles of the growth, produce or manufacture of the said sels of Colombia, and their

republic, beyond the amount which would have been payable on vessels cargoes being of the United States and cargoes, composed as aforesaid, imported therethe growth, &c., in; and that the same allowances of drawback on exportations, in vesof said republic. sels of the Republic of Columbia, Colombia,] be made as on the like

exportations, in vessels of the United States. This act to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue and continue in

be in force during the time that the equality for which it provides shall, force during the time that the in all respects, be reciprocated in the ports of the Republic of Columbia equality for [Colombia ;] and if, at any time hereafter, the said equality shall not be vides be recipe

reciprocated in the ports of the said republic, the President may, and he rocated in the is hereby authorized to, issue his proclamation, declaring that fact, where ports of Colome upon this act shall cease and determine. bia, &c.

APPROVED, April 20, 1826.

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STATUTE I.

April 20, 1826. Chap. XXVII.-An Act appropriating a sum of money for the repair of the post

roads between Jackson and Columbus in the state of Mississippi. Appropriation Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United for the repair of States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of fifteen

thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for the repair son and Colum- of the post-road in the Indian country, between Jackson and Columbus, bus, Miss.

in the state of Mississippi, to be expended under the direction of the
Postmaster General ; and that the said sum of money be paid out of any
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, April 20, 1826.

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STATUTE I.
April 22, 1826. Chap. XXVIII.-An Act giving the right of pre-emption, in the purchase of

lands, to certain settlers in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and territory of

Florida.(b) Any person, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United &c. Whaon or States of America, in Congress assembled, 'That every person, or the legal before Jan. , 1825, cultiva representatives of any person, who, being either the head of a family, ted, &c. a tract or twenty-one years of age, did, on or before the first day of January, in of land in Flo

the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, actually inhabit rida, &c., shall be entitled to

and cultivate a tract of land situated in the territory of Florida, which tract the pre-emption is not rightfully claimed by any other person, and who shall not have in the purchase removed from the said territory, shall be entitled to the right of pre-empthe act of Feb. tion in the purchase thereof, under the same terms, restrictions, condi6, 1813, ch. 20. tions, provisions and regulations, in every respect, as are directed by the

(a) See notes to the act of January 7, 1824, ch. 4, for notes of the act relating to discriminating duties. (0) See notes to the act of May 8, 1822, ch. 129.

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act, entitled “ An act giving the right of pre-emption, in the purchase of lands, to certain setters in the lilinois territory," passed February the 6, 1813, ch. 20. fifth, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen : Provided, That no person

Proviso. shall be entitled to the provisions of this section, who claims any tract of land in said territory, by virtue of a confirmation of the commissioners, or by virtue of any act of Congress. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person, or the legal repre- Any person,

&c., settled on a sentatives of any person, entitled to a preference in becoming the purcha- fractional quarser of a tract of land at private sale, according to the provisions of this ter section, to act, who is settled on a fractional quarter section, shall have the privilege have the privi of purchasing an adjoining quarter section, or the fractional quarter sec- lege of purchation, improved by them, at their option.

ing one. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in cases where two or more persons entitled to the right of pre-emption shall be settled on one quar- have the right ter, or fractional quarter section of land, they shall be authorized to pur- or pre-emption. chase one or more quarter sections, which, with the quarter section, or fractional quarter upon which such persons are settled, shall be equally divided beiween them, in such manner as the register and receiver shall direct, so as to secure, as far as may be practicable, to each person, their improvements, respectively: Provided, That in no instance shall any Proviso. person be entitled to a preference in the purchase for more than one quarter section of land, in addition to his portion of the fractional quarter section on which he is settled.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That any person, or persons, who Any person have settled on and improved any of the lands in the said territory, re settled on, &c., served for the use of schools, and who would have had the right of pre- achool lande, emption thereto by this law, had not the same been so reserved, shall have shall have the the right of pre-emption under the same terms and conditions, and subject right of preto the same restrictions, provided for in other cases of a right of pre-emp

emption, &c. tion in said territory to a quarter section of unappropriated lands in the same township, and as near adjacent as lands of like quantity can be obtained.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every person, or his or her legal Right of prerepresentative, comprised in the list of actual settlers, reported to the emption, &c., to

certain persons. commissioner of the general land office, by the register and receiver for the district of Jackson Courthouse, in the state of Mississippi, under the authority of an act of Congress, entitled “An act for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing land offices in the districts east of the Island of Act of March New Orleans," approved the third day of March, one thousand eight 3, 1819, ch. 99. hundred and nineteen, not having any written evidence of clairn to land, in said district, and who, on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, did actually inhabit and cultivate a tract of land in said district, not claimed by virtue of any written evidence of claim, legally derived from either the French, British, or Spanish governments, or granted as a donation by virtue of any act of Congress heretofore passed, shall be entitled to a right of preference, on becoming the purchaser from the United States of such tract of land, at the same price for which other public lands are sold at private sale: Provided, That such Proviso. tract of land shall not contain more than one hundred and sixty acres, to be located by sectional lines, and that the same shall be duly entered with the register of the proper office, within the term of two years, or before, if the same shall be offered at public sale: And provided also, Proviso. Where any person is settled on, and has improved any school lands in said district, he, she or they, shall be governed by the provisions of the fourth section of this act.

APPROVED, April 22, 1826.

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