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ing with the Chaclaw (Choctaw) Indians, to obtain a modification of the treaty of October eighteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

APPROVED, May 26, 1824.

STATUTE I.

CHAP. CLVI. An Act making an appropriation towards the extinguishment May 26, 1824.

of the Quaupau title to lands in the territory of Arkansas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 7500 dollars States of America, in Congress assembled, That a sum not exceeding appropriated to seven thousand five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropri- ty with the ated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri. Quaupau Indiated, to enable the President of the United States to negotiate a treaty with the Quaupau Indians, for the extinguishment of their title to lands in the territory of Arkansas.

APPROVED, May 26, 1824.

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STATUTE I.

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Clerks in trea

Clerk in navy

CHAP. CLVII. An Act authorizing the employment of additional clerks, and May 26, 1824.' certain messengers and assistants, and other persons in the several departments.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Clerks to be States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful for employed in the

following of the respective departments, hereinafter mentioned, to employ the fol- fices. lowing clerks, in addition to those authorized by existing laws, that is to say:

In the Treasury Department, one clerk, whose salary shall not exceed Clerk in Treathe sum of one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars per annum:

sury DepartIn the office of the treasurer, one clerk, whose salary shall not exceed the sum of eight hundred dollars, and one assistant to the chief clerk, surer's office. whose salary shall not exceed the sum of four hundred dollars per annum:

In the office of the fifth auditor, one clerk, whose salary shall not Clerks in 6th exceed one thousand four hundred dollars, and two clerks, whose salaries,

auditor's office. respectively, shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

In the Navy Department, one clerk, whose salary shall not exceed one thousand dollars:

department. In the office of the navy commissioners, three clerks, and one draughts- Three clerks and man, whose salaries, respectively, shall not exceed the sum of one thou- draughtsman in sand dollars per annum:

navy commis

sioners' office. In the office of the Postmaster General, four clerks, whose salaries, re

Clerksin genspectively, shall not exceed the sum of one thousand dollars; and two eral post-office. clerks, whose salaries, respectively, shall not exceed the sum of eight hundred dollars per annum; In the office of the commissary general of subsistence, two clerks, whose

Clerks in comsalaries, together, shall not exceed the sum of two thousand one hundred missary geneand fifty dollars per annum :

In the engineer department, two clerks, whose salaries, together, shall Clerks in ennot exceed the sum of two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars per

gineer departannum:

In the office of the surgeon general, one clerk, whose salary shall Clerk in surnot exceed the sum of one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars per

geon general's

office, annum:

In the office of the commissary general of purchases, three clerks, Clerks in of whose salaries, together, shall not exceed the sum of three thousand five fice of the com,

missary general hundred dollars per annum:

of purchases. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the VOL. IV.-6

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Messengers, officers of the departments to employ, in their respective offices, messen&c. to be employed.

gens, assistants, and other persons, as follows, that is to say: Messenger and In the office of the Secretary of State, one messenger, and assistant, assistant, De

at a compensation not exceeding one thousand and fifty dollars per anpartment of State.

Machinist and In the patent office, one machinist, at a compensation not exceeding messenger in seven hundred dollars, and one messenger, at a compensation not exthe patent of

ceeding four hundred dollars per annum: fice. Messenger and

In the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, one messenger, and asassistant in trea- sistant, whose compensation, together, shall not exceed one thousand and sury depart

fifty dollars per annum: Messenger and In the office of the first comptroller, one messenger, and assistant, at assistant in first a compensation, together, not exceeding one thousand and fifty dollars comptroller's office.

per annum: Messenger in

In the office of the second comptroller, one messenger, at a compensasecond comp

tion not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: troller's office. In the office of the first auditor, one messenger, at a compensation

Messenger in first auditor's

not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: office.

In the office of the second auditor, one messenger, at a compensation Messenger in not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: 2d auditor's office.

In the office of the third auditor one messenger, and assistant, at a Messenger and compensation, together, not exceeding one thousand and fifty dollars per assistant in third annum: auditor's office.

In the office of the fourth auditor, one messenger, at a compensation Messenger in fourth auditor's not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: office.

In the office of the fifth auditor, one messenger, at a compensation Messenger in fifth auditor's

not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: office.

In the office of the treasurer, one messenger, at a compensation not Messenger in exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: treasurer's of

In the office of the commissioner of the general land office, one mesfice. Messenger &c. senger, and labourer, at a compensation, together, not exceeding eleven general land

hundred and fifty dollars per annum: office.

In the office of the register of the treasury, one messenger, and assistMessenger and

ant, at a compensation, together, not exceeding one thousand and fifty gister's office.

dollars per annum : Messenger and

In the office of the Secretary of War, one messenger, and assistant, at office.

a compensation, together, not exceeding one thousand and fifty dollars Messenger per annum : in paymaster In the office of the paymaster general, one messenger, at a compengeneral's office. Messenger in

sation not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: com. general of In the office of the commissary general of purchases, one messenger, purchases of

at a compensation not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum : fice.

In the office of the Secretary of the Navy,one messenger, and assistant, Messenger and assistant navy

at a compensation, together, not exceeding one thousand and fifty dollars department. per annum:

Messenger na In the office of the commissioners of the navy, one messenger, at a vy com. office.

Messenger and compensation not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: assistant gene In the office of the postmaster general, one messenger, and assistant, ral post-office.

at a compensation together, not exceeding one thousand and fifty dollars Messenger

per annum : secretary of

In the office of the secretary of the Senate, one messenger, at a the Senate's of

compensation not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum: fice. Clerks and

In the office of the clerk of the House of Representatives, three clerks, messenger, of at a compensation not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars each; fice clerk of

and one messenger, whose salary shall not exceed seven hundred dollars House of Representatives. per annum:

5,913 dollars Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five thousand and 25 cents ap- nine hundred and thirteen dollars, and twenty-five cents is hereby appropriated.

propriated for one year's compensation for one additional clerk in the

assistant in re

assistant in war

Departmentof the Navy, and for four additional clerks in the General Postoffice, including the sum of nine hundred and thirteen dollars and twenty-. five cents, due for extra clerk hire in the General Post-office during one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and one thousand eight hundred. and twenty-three.

APPROVED, May 26, 1824.

STATUTE I.

Chap. CLVIII.–An Act to allow a salary to the collectors of the districts of May 26, 1824.

Nantucket and Pensacola, and to abolish the office of surveyor of the district of
Pensacola.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 250 dollars to States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the pas

be paid the colsage of this act, the following annual salaries be, and the same are hereby, tucket, and 600 allowed, to wit: To the collector of the port of entry for the district of dollars to the Nantucket, in the state of Massachusetts, the sum of two hundred and collector for the fifty dollars; and to the collector of the port of entry for the district of district of Pen

sacola, annualPensacola, in the territory of Florida, the sum of five hundred dollars. ly.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the thirtieth After the 30th day of June next, the office of surveyor of the port of entry for the district June next, the of Pensacola, in the territory above mentioned, be, and the same is hereby, or for the disabolished.

trict of PensaAPPROVED, May 26, 1824.

cola, to be abolished.

STATUTE I. CHAP. CLIX. An Act to confer certain powers on the levy court of the county of May 26, 1824.

Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United The levy court States of America, in Congress assembled, That the levy court of the of the county of county of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, shall, from and after have the powers the passing of this act, have, possess, and exercise, all the powers which which the counthe county courts of Virginia possessed and exercised on the twenty- ty courts of Virseventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and one, in relation &c. on the 27th to the laying of the county levies; and that the marshal of the District of of February, Columbia, shall collect and account for the levies so laid by said court, 1801, in relation

to county levies. in the same manner, and at the same time, as the sheriffs of Virginia collected and accounted for the levies made by the aforesaid county courts of Virginia, on the aforesaid twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and one. The marshal of the district aforesaid, shall pay over the amount, so collected, to the order of the levy court aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any seven justices of the peace Seven justices in the county of Alexandria, aforesaid, who shall be duly qualified, shall of the peace to

constitute a be a quorum for the transaction of all business appertaining by law to the

quorum. levy court aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the orphans' court of the The orphans' said county of Alexandria, shall, hereafter, be held at the courthouse, court of Alexanin the town of Alexandria, so soon as a suitable room shall have been dria to hold its provided, on the public square on which said courthouse stands, for the first Monday of safe-keeping of the records of said orphans' court. The said orphans' each month at court shall hold its sessions on the first Monday in each month, and may

the courthouse. adjourn from day to day, for the purpose of transacting the business of said court: Provided, That the whole number of days of the session of

Proviso. said court, shall not exceed four in any one month.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the register of wills for the The register county of Alexandria aforesaid, shall, within two months from and after of wills to give

security for the the passage of this act, give bond and good security, payable to the faithful perfor

mance of the duties of his office.

United States, in the penalty of five thousand dollars; which bond shall
be conditioned for the due and faithful performance of the duties of
his office, as prescribed by law; which bond shall be renewed once in
every five years thereafter, and shall be approved by the orphans' court;
and shall be recorded among the records of the circuit court of the Dis-
trict of Columbia for the county aforesaid ; an official copy of which
bond, duly certified, shall have the force and effect of the original, in all
suits brought on said bond.

APPROVED, May 26, 1824.

STATUTE I.

May 26, 1824. CHAP. CLX.–An Act further to regulate the inspection of flour in the county of

Alexandria Course to be

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United pursued for the better regula

States of America, in Congress assembled, That, for the better regulation of the in tion of the inspection of flour within the county of Alexandria, in the spection of flour District of Columbia, the common council of the town of Alexandria in the county of Alexandria.

shall be, and they are hereby, empowered and required to divide the said
Said county to county and town into two inspection districts; that to each of those dis-
be divided into tricts, there shall be appointed a flour inspector, in the mode now author-
two inspection
districts.

ized by law, to perform alternate duties in the said districts; each of the
said inspectors shall be liable to removal from office, at any time within
the term for which he shall have been appointed by the court making the
appointment; and during his continuance in office, shall enjoy the same
rights, and be subject to like duties and restraints, as the present inspec-

tor of flour in the said county of Alexandria.
Power vested Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said common council be,
in the common and they are hereby, empowered, to provide for a re-inspection of flour
council.

in store, whenever, in their opinion, it may require it, and to regulate the
exportation and shipment thereof; to pass laws for the punishment of all
persons who shall be guilty of fraud, or otherwise violate their regula-
tions, and to alter or amend the present inspection laws, so far as may be
necessary to effect that object.

APPROVED, May 26, 1824.

STATUTE I.

May 26, 1824.

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Ships or vega sels owned in, or consigned to Richmond, loaded in the district of Pe. tersburg, may be cleared out at Richmond.

CHAP. CLXI.-An Act to authorize masters of vessels in certain cases, to clear out

either at the custom-house of Petersburgh, or that of Richmond.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America, in Congress assembled, That any ship or vessel,
owned by, or consigned to, any person or persons in the collection dis-
trict of Richmond, and which shall be loaded, in whole or in part, in the
district of Petersburgh, by such owner or owners, consignee or consign-
ees, may be cleared out by the collector of the district of Richmond, on
application of the owner, consignee, or captain, of such ship or vessel :
Provided, That the entire cargo shall be bona fide taken or shipped from
the district of Richmond.

APPROVED, May 26, 1824.

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STATUTE I.

May 26, 1824. Chap. CLXII.-An Act for the relief of certain distillers in the United States.
The Secretary

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United of the Treasury States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treatain distillers in sury be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to refund, out of any the United money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the distillers of spiritu

ous liquors, or their legal representatives, of any state or district within States such the United States, who, at any time since the first day of January, one have paid into thousand eight hundred and fourteen, have used stills made according to the treasury. Henry Witmer's improvement upon Anderson's condensing tub, and who have paid a duty upon the capacity of the globes of such stills, all the moneys which such distillers may have, respectively, paid, as a duty, on the capacity of the globes of their said stills.

APPROVED, May 26, 1824.

STATUTE I.

CHAP. CLXIII.-An Act to amend an act, entitled An act to amend an act for May 26, 1824.

the establishment of u territorial government in Florida, and for other pur. poses." (a)

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Act of March States of America, in Congress assembled, That the judicial power of 3, 1823, ch. 28. the territory of Florida shall be vested in three superior courts, and in

The judicial such inferior courts, and justices of the peace as the legislative council territory of Flo

power of the of the territory may, from time to time, establish. There shall be a su- rida to be vested perior court for that part of the territory situated to the west of the river in three supe

rior courts. A palachicola, to consist of one judge; he shall hold his court on the first Act of March Mondays in May and November, in each and every year, at Pensacola, 30, 1822, ch. 13. and at such other times and places as the legislative council may direct.

Act of May 15,

1826, ch. 46. There shall be a superior court for that part of the territory situated be Where said tween the Apalachicola and Suwannee rivers, to consist of one judge; courts are to be he shall hold his court on the first Mondays of April and October, in

held. each and every year, at the seat of government in said territory, and at such other times and places as the legislative council may direct. There shall be a superior court for that part of the territory situated to the east and south of the Suwannee river, to consist of one judge: he shall hold his court on the first Monday in May and November, in each and every year, at St. Augustine, and at such other times and places as the legislative council shall direct. Within its limits, herein described, each court Jurisdiction shall have jurisdiction in all criminal cases, and exclusive jurisdiction in of each court in all capital offences, and original jurisdiction in all civil cases of the value all criminal and of one hundred dollars, arising under the laws of the territory now in capital offences. force, or which may, at any time hereafter, be enacted by the legislative council, and shall have and exercise appellate jurisdiction over the inferior courts of said territory. Each judge shall appoint a clerk, who shall reside, respectively, at the place where his said court is, or may, by law, be directed to be held, and they shall keep the records there. Each clerk Each judge lo shall receive for his services, in all cases, arising under the laws of the appointá clerk. territory, such fees as shall be established by the legislative council. And writs of error and appeal from the final decision of the said superior courts, authorized by this section of this act, shall be made to the appellate court of said territory, hereinafter provided for, in such manner, and under such regulations, as the legislative council may direct; and, until the legislative council shall have made such regulations, writs of error and appeal from the final decision of the said superior courts shall be made to the appellate court of the territory, in the same manner that writs of error and appeals are taken and prosecuted in the next adjoining state. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each of the said superior tion to be exer

Same jurisdiccourts shall, moreover, have and exercise the same jurisdiction within its cised by each of limits, in all cases arising under the laws and Constitution of the United said superior States, which, by an act to establish the judicial courts of the United courts, as was States, approved the twenty-fourth day of September, one thousand seven court of the hundred and eighty-nine, and “An act in addition to the act, entitled 'An Kentucky disact to establish the judicial courts of the United States,'” approved the

trict.

Act of Sept. second of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-t ee, was 24, 1789, ch. 20.

(a) See notes to act of March 30, 1822, ch. 13, vol. iii, 654.

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