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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-THIRD CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of

Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the first day of December, 1834, and ended on the third day of March, 1835.

ANDREW Jackson, President; MARTIN VAN BUREN, Vice President of

the United States and President of the Senate; John BELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

STATUTE II. Jan. 27, 1835. Chap. II.- An Act making appropriations for the current expenses of the Indian [Obsolete.)

department for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five. Appropriation Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United for the Indian States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, department.

and they are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the current expenses of the Indian

department for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, viz: Superintendent For the pay of the superintendent of Indian affairs, and the several and agents.

Indian agents, as provided for by the act of thirtieth of June, one thousand 1834, ch. 162. eight hundred and thirty-four, fifteen thousand dollars. Sub-agents.

For the pay of sub-agents, allowed by the same act, ten thousand five

hundred dollars. Interpreters. For the pay of interpreters allowed by the same act, seven thousand five

hundred dollars. Presents. For presents to Indians, authorized by the same act, five thousand dol

lars. Provisions. For the purchase of provisions for Indians, at the distribution of annui

ties, while on visits of business with the superintendents and agents, and when assembled on public business, eleven thousand eight hundred

dollars. Buildings.

For the necessary buildings required at the several agencies and repairs

thereof, two thousand dollars. Postage, &c. For postage, stationery, and rent and fuel for offices, as authorized by 1834, ch. 162. the act of June thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four,

three thousand dollars. Contingencies.

For contingencies of the Indian department, four thousand dollars.
APPROVED, January 27, 1835.

STATUTE II.

Jan. 27, 1835.

(Obsolete.) Appropriation.

CAAP. III.-An Act making an appropriation for the completion of the military

barracks at New Orleans. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of one hundred and seven thousand five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appro

priated and made payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the completion of the barracks at New Orleans, under the direction of the Secretary at War.

APPROVED, January 27th, 1835.

STATUTE II.

the army.

Cump. IV.-An Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the Jan. 27, 1836. year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

[Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriation States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and for support of the same are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the army for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five-that is to say: For the pay of the army, nine hundred and eighty-seven thousand and

Pay. forty-five dollars.

For subsistence of officers, three hundred and fourteen thousand eight Subsistence of hundred and ninety-nine dollars.

officers. For forage of officers, sixty thousand three hundred and thirty-one Forage. dollars.

For clothing for officers' servants, twenty-four thousand eight hundred Clothing and ten dollars.

For subsistence, exclusive of that of officers, in addition to an unex- Subsistence. pended balance of seventy-five thousand dollars, the sum of three hundred and forty-one thousand seven hundred dollars.

For clothing of the army, camp and garrison equipage, cooking uten- Clothing, &c. sils, hospital furniture, &c., &c., one hundred and fifty-four thousand three hundred and eighty-seven dollars.

For the medical and hospital department, thirty-one thousand five hun- Medical dedred dollars.

partment. For various expenses in the quartermaster's department, viz: fuel, Department of forage, straw, stationery, blanks, and printing ; repairing and enlarging quartermaster. barracks, quarters, storehouses, and hospitals at the various posts; erecting temporary cantonments at such posts as shall be occupied during the year, including huts for the dragoons, and gun-houses at the Auantic posts, and those on the Gulf of Mexico, with the necessary tools and materials; providing materials for the authorized furniture of the rooms of non-commissioned officers and soldiers; rent of quarters, barracks and storehouses, and of grounds for summer cantonments and encampments, including a farm at fort Monroe for military practice; postage on public letters and packets; expenses of courts martial and courts of inquiry, including the compensation of judge advocates, members and witnesses; extra pay to soldiers, under an act of Congress of the second March, eighteen hundred and nineteen; expenses of expresses from the frontier posts, of escorts to paymasters, hire of labourers, compensation to extra clerks in the office of the quartermaster general, and in the offices of the quartermasters and assistants at posts where their duties cannot be performed without such aid, and to temporary agents in charge of dismantled works and in the performance of other duties, coffins and other articles necessary at the interment of non-commissioned officers and soldiers, and purchase of horses, and various other expenditures necessary to keep the regiment of dragoons complete, in addition to an unexpended balance of twenty thousand dollars, the sum of three hundred and twelve thousand dollars.

For the allowance made to the officers for the transportation of their Transportation baggage, when travelling on duty without troops, and allowances to of baggage, &c. officers on topographical duty and superintending working parties, fifty three thousand dollars.

For transportation of clothing from the depôt at Philadelphia to the

Transportation stations of the troops, of subsistence from the places of purchase and of clothing, &c.

points of delivery, under contracts, to the posts where they are required to be used, of ordnance from the founderies and arsenals, to the frontier posts and the fortifications, and lead from the western mines to the seve ral arsenals, transportation of the army, including officers, when removing with troops either by land or water, freight and ferriages, purchase or hire of horses, oxen, mules, carts, wagons and boats for transportation of troops and supplies, and for garrison purposes, drayage and cartagepat the several posts, hire of teamsters, transportation of funds for the pay department, the expense of sailing a public transport between the several posts on the Gulf of Mexico, and procuring water at such posts as from their situation require it, the sum of one hundred and thiriy-eight thou

band dollars. Contingencies. For contingencies of the army, ten thousand dollars. Armories.

For the national armories, three hundred and thirty thousand dollars. Fortifications, For armament of new fortifications, one hundred thousand dollars. Arsenals. For arsenals, ninety-four thousand three hundred and thirty-four dol

lars. Ordnance. For the current expenses of the ordnance service, sixty-eight thousand

four hundred dollars. Arrearages. For arrearages prior to the first of July, eighteen hundred and fifteen,

payable through the office of the third auditor, in addition to an unexpended balance of three thousand two hundred and seventy-nine dollars and seventy-four cents, the sum of two thousand dollars.

For arrearages between the first of July, eighteen hundred and fifteen, and the first of January, eighteen hundred and seventeen, payable through

the office of the second auditor, one thousand five hundred dollars. Discharged For payments in lieu of clothing to discharged soldiers, thirty thousoldiers.

sand dollars. Appropriation Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That of the balance of thirty-eight of unexpended thousand three hundred and seventy-nine dollars and fifty-two cents, which balance.

now stands to the credit of “bounties and premiums," on the books of the treasury, appropriated for the service of eighteen hundred and thirty

three, and which is not wanted for that object, in consequence of the 1833, ch. 68. change made in the mode, of enlisting, by the act of second March

eighteen hundred and thirty-three, the sum of fifty-four dollars be, and the same is hereby directed to be transferred to the credit of “two months' extra pay, per act second March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three;" and the sum of seventeen thousand six hundred and sixty dollars to the credit of “expenses of recruiting,” to be used for the recruiting service of one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

APPROVED, January 27, 1835.

STATUTE II.

Jan. 27, 1835.

(Obsolete.)

Appropriations for pensioners.

CHAP. V.-An Act making appropriations for the payment of the revolutionary

and other pensioners of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the pensioners of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five:

For the revolutionary pensioners, under the several acts prior to that of the seventh of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, in addition to an unexpended balance of two hundred and seventy-three thousand and five dollars and fifty-three cents, the sum of four hundred and fifty-eight thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine dollars and fortyseven cents.

Revolutionary pensioners.

1832, ch. 126.

Invalid pon

For the invalid pensioners, under various laws, in addition to an unexpended balance of sixty-nine thousand seven hundred and twenty-five sioners. dollars, the sum of two hundred and forty-one thousand two hundred and nineteen dollars.

pensions to widows and orphans, in addition to an unexpended Widows and balance of three thousand five hundred and eighty-four dollars and forty- orphans. nine cents, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars.

APPROVED, January 27, 1835.

STATUTE II. Chap. VI.-An Act to allow further time to complete the issuing and locating of Jan. 27, 1835.

military land warrants during the late war. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Acts of May States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “ An act 26,1824, ch.171, to allow further time to complete the issuing and locating of military 24, 1819, ch. 41, land warrants," approved the twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand eight revived. hundred and twenty-four, and also the operations of the act approved the twenty-fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, which, by said act of one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, is revived, be, and the said acts are hereby, extended and continued in force for the term of five years from and after the twenty-sixth day of May last

APPROVED, January 27, 1835.

STATUTE II.

CHAP. VII.-- An Act to extend the lime of issuing military land warrants to the Jan. 27, 1835.

officers and soldiers of the revolulionary army. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Time extendStates of America, in Congress assembled, That the time allowed for issuing ed to January 1,

1840. military land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army shall be extended to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty.

APPROVED, January 27, 1835.

STATUTE II.

Chap. XVII.-An Act for the final adjustment of claims to lands in the state of Feb. 6, 1835.

Louisiana. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Valid claims States of America, in Congress assembled, That any person or persons to be presented having claims to lands in the state of Louisiana, whose claims have

to register and

receiver within been recognised by former laws as valid, but which have not heretofore two years. been confirmed to the grantees or their legal representatives, be, and they are hereby, authorized to present their claims to the register and receiver of the land office in which the land may lie, within two years from the passage of this act, together with the written and other testimony in support of the same, and it shall be the duty of the register and receiver to record in a book to be kept by them for that purpose, the notice of every claim so preferred, together with the evidence in support of the same; and the said register and receiver are hereby further authorized to receive any evidence for and on behalf of other individuals who may resist the confirmation of any such claim either on their own behalf, or that of the United States, and cause to be taken any evidence which shall be deemed necessary and proper by them to have such claim properly and justly settled, and to have the same likewise recorded in said book, for (@) Notes of the acts relating to the adjustment of land claims in Louisiana, vol. iii. p. 628.

which service, in recording the applicant's title-papers and evidence, they shall be entitled to receive from said applicant at the rate of twenty

five cents for every hundred words. Report of the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the timony and opin registers and receivers of the land offices, at or before the beginning of nions on validity

each session of Congress thereafter, to make to the Secretary of the of each, to be Treasury a report of the claims which may have been presented before them, made, and laid together with the testimony, accompanied by their opinions of the validity beforeCongress.

of each claim, and such other information respecting them as may be in their possession, which said report shall, by the Secretary of the Treasury, be laid before Congress as soon as practicable, with the opinion of the commissioner of the general land office, touching the validity of the respective claims.

APPROVED, February 6, 1835.

STATUTE II.

Feb. 13, 1835. CHAP. XIX.- An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the year one (Obsolete.)

thousand eight hundred and thirty-five. Appropriations Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United for the naval service.

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be appropriated for the naval service for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, in addition to the unexpended balances of former

appropriations, viz: Pay and sub For pay and subsistence of the officers of the navy and pay of seamen, sistence.

one million five hundred and one thousand eight hundred and twenty

four dollars and forty-two cents. Pay of super

For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the civil estaintendents, &c. blishment at the several yards, sixty-one thousand one hundred and

eighty dollars. Provisions. For provisions, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Repairs. For repairs of vessels in ordinary, and the repairs and wear and tear

of vessels in commission, nine hundred and seventy-four thousand

dollars. Medicines, &c. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other

expenses on account of the sick, forty thousand dollars. Repairs, &c.

For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Portsmouth, of navy yards at Portsmouth;

New Hampshire, thirty-nine thousand nine hundred and twenty-five

dollars. Charlestown ; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Charles

town, Massachusetts, ninety-nine thousand five hundred dollars. Brooklyn ; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Brooklyn,

New York, forty-six thousand one hundred and twenty dollars. Philadelphia ; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Philadel

phia, three thousand five hundred and twenty dollars. Washington; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Washing

ton, ten thousand dollars. Gosport; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Gosport,

Virginia, one hundred thousand four hundred and fifty dollars. Pensacola. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Pensacola,

forty-four thousand six hundred dollars. Repairs, &c. For repairs of building and preservation of a vessel at Sackett's Harat Sackett's har- bour, five hundred dollars. bour. Ordnance, &c. For ordnance, and ordnance stores, fifteen thousand dollars.

For defraying the expenses that may accrue for the following pur

poses, viz:

Miscellaneous.

For the freight and transportation of materials and stores of every description, for wharfage and dockage, storage and rent, travelling expenses of officers, and transportation of seamen, house-rent, chamber.

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