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dollars per annum, to be paid out of the proceeds of the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Regiscustoms ; and the clerks, and all other persons, employed ter and Receiver shall have the same powers, and perform in the appraisers' office, shall be appointed by the prin- the same duties, in relation to the said two claims, as was cipal appraisers, and their number and compensation authorized and required of them by the aet of the third of limited and fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury. March, one thousand eight hundred and pineteen; and shall

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, The all forfeitures report to the Commissioner of the General Land Office incurred under this act, shall be sued for, recovered, and an abstract of the evidence furnished in each case, distributed, according to the provisions of the act, eo- together with their opinion thereon, that the same may titled “ an act to regulate the collection of duties op im- be laid before Congress at the commencement of their next ports and toppage," passed the second day of March, session. one thousand seven bundred and ninety-nine. Provided, Approved, May 28, 1830. That the appraisers and assistant appraisers, shall in no case, receive any proportion of such forfeiture. And AN ACT relative to the plan of Detroit, in Michigan provided also, That the Secretary of the Treasury sball

Territory be, and he is hereby, authorized to remit any such for: Be it enacted, &c. That the Governor and Judges of feiture whenever be is of opinion that no fraud on the the Territory of Michigan, or any three of them, are rorevenue was intended.

quired to inake a report of the plau of laying out the Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That whenever, in town of Detroit, under, and by virtue of an act, entitled, the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury, it may be " An act to provide for the adjustment of titles of land in Decessary to carry into full effect the laws for the collec the town of Detroit, and Territory of Michigan, and for tion of the revenue, he may authorize the collector of other purposes," passed the twenty-first April, one thouany district into which goods, wares, or merchandise, sub- sand eight hundred and six; one copy of which shall, on ject tos duty, may be imported, to require the owner, or before the first day of January next, be deposited and importer, or consignee of such goods, wares, or mer recorded in the office of the Secretary of the Territory of chandise, to give bond, in addition to the bond now requir- Michigan, and another copy transmitted to the Secretary ed by law, in a sum not exceeding the value of such mer- of State of the United States, to be by bim laid before chandise, that he will fproduce, or cause to be produced, Congress. within a reasonable time, to be fixed by the said Secretary, Approved, May 28, 1830. such proof as the said Secretary may deem necessary, and as may be in the power of the said owner, impor- AN ACT to repeal the proviso in "An act to authorize ter, or consignee, to obtain, to enable the collector to as masters of vessels in certain cases to clear out either at certain the class or description of manufacture or rate of the Custom House of Petersburg, or that of Richduty, to which such goods, wares, or merchandise, may mond." be justiy liable.

Be it enacted, &c. That the proviso of an act, passed See. 9. And be it further enacted, That from and after May twenty-sixth, one thousand eight hundred and twentythe thirteenth day of September next, all iron, manufac- four, entitled, “ An act to authorize masters of vessels in tured for rail-roads, shall be liable to the same rate of du- certain cases to clear out either at the Custom House of ty which is now imposed on bar or bolt iron of similar Petersburg, or that of Richmond," be, and the same is manufacture; and that all scrap iron shall be liable to the bereby, repealed. same duty that is charged on iron in pigs. Provided, That Approved, May 28, 1830. when it shall be satisfactorily proved to the Secretary of the Treasury, that any of the said iron imported for the AN ACT to repeal a part of an act, passed the twentypurpose of being applied in the construction of any rail sixth day of Mareh, one thousand eight hundred and road or inclined plane by any State, or incorporated four, entitled, “. An act making provisions for the dispocompany, has been actually, and permanently laid on sal of the public lands in the Indiana Territory, and for any such rail road or inclined plane; that then, and in other purposes." that case, he may allow to such State, or company, a Be it enacted, &c. That so much of an act, approved the drawback of the duty on such rail road iron 80 laid; or, twenty-sixth day of March, in the year one thousand eight if the duty upon the same shall have been actually paid, hundred and four, entitled, “ An act making provisions for he may refund the same. Provided, such drawback or the disposal of the public lands in the Indiana Territory, re-payment shall not reduce the duty to be paid on such and for other purposes," as makes it the duty of the Seiron below twenty-five per cent. ad valorem, por upon cretary to causo, at least once every year, the books of the any less quantity than twenty tons.

offices to be examined, and the balance of public moneys Approved, May 28, 1830.

in the hands of the several Receivers of Public Moneys of

the said offices to be ascertained, be, and the same is hereAN ACT to authorize the Register and Receiver of the by, repealed. St. Helena land district in Louisiana, to receive evi

Approved, May 28, 1830. dence, and report upon certain claims to lacd mentioned therein.

AN ACT for the relief of Captain Jobo Woods.

Be it enacted, &c. That, instead of the reservation of Be it enacted, &c. That the Register and Receiver of six hundred and forty acres, heretofore surveyed in a the St. Helena land district, in the State of Louisiana, are square, and allowed to the said John Woods, a Cherokee hereby authorized and required to receive evidence in Sudian, in the county of Jackson, in the State of Alabasupport of the claim of Jobo McDonough to a tract ma, the said John Woods' be, and he is hereby, allowed land on the Mississippi river, bounded above by the lands to take his reservation, of the like quantity of six bunof John D. Bellevire, and below by lands of Madame dred and forty acres, in the county aforesaid, according A. Duplainter, and said to contain about fourteen ar- to the following metes and bounds, to wit: Begioning at pents in front: also, one tract of land, situated on the ri- a large poplar, on the State line; thence, South fifteen ver Amite, alleged to have been originally granted to degrees East, sixty poles, to a stake; thence, South fortyDomingo Assaretto by Governor Miro, on the eighteenth eight degrees East, twenty poles, to a stake; thence, February, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, South twenty-seven degrees East, sixty-four poles, to a contaiviug thirty arpents in front, by forty in depth, un- sourwood ; thence, South fifty degrees East, forty-eight der wbom the said McDonough claims title.

! poles, to a dog.wood; thence, South sixty-seven degrees

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East, two hundred and eighty-eight poles, to a white oak; AN ACT to protect the Surveyors of the Publio Lands thence, South seven degrees West fifty-two poles to a of the United States, and to punish persops guilty of large white oak; thence, South forty-one degrees West interrupting and hindering, by force, Surveyors in the fifty-five poles, to a large white oak; thence South twen discharge of their duty. ty-four degrees East, twenty poles to a black walnut ; Be it enacted, &c. That any person who shall hereafthence, West two hundred and six poles, to a large white ter, in any manner, by threats or force, interrupt, binder, oak on the South side of the cove; thence, North fifty or prevent, the surveying of the public lands of the nine degrees West, one hundred and four poles, to a hick United States, or of any private land claim, which has, ory; thence, North twelve degrees West, fifty poles, to or may be confirmed by the United States, or the authoa Spanish oak; thence, North thirty-one degrees West, rity thereof, by the persons authorized to survey the same, thirty-nine poles, to a stake; thence, North eleven de in conformity with the instructions of the Commissioner grees West, eighteen poles, to an elm; thence North of the General Land Office, or the principal Surveyors in thirty degrees West, forty-two poles, to a white oak; any of the districts, io any State or Territory, shall be thence, North forty-seven degrees West, thirty-six poles to considered and adjudged to be guilty of a misdemeanor, a hamham ; thence, 'North seventy-seven degrees West, and upon conviction in any District or Circuit Court of fourteen poles to a stake above the head of a spring; the United States, in any state or Territory, having juthence, North forty degrees West, fifty-seven poles, to the risdiction of the same, shall be fined a sum pot less than edge of the West part of Box's cove, to a small beech; fifty dollars, nor more than three thousand dollars, and be thence, West two hundred and fifteen poles, to a box el. imprisoned for a period of time not less than one or more der; thence, North seventy polee, to a beech; thence, than three years. East one hundred and thirty poles, to a stake, North fifty Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, whenever the degrees East, sixty poles, to a white oak at the foot of a President of the United States sball be satisfied that forcirocky bluff; thence, East one hundred and sixty poles, ble opposition has been offered, or will likely be offered, to the beginning; Provided, that nothing contained to any Surveyor or Deputy Surveyor, or Assistant Survey. ia this act shall be construed to authorize the removal or, in the discharge of his or their duties, in surveying the of any individual who may have settled upon, and may public lands of the United States, it sball and may be law. now occupy, any part of the land included within the ful for the President to order the Marsbal of the State or metes and bounds aforesaid, without the consent of such District, by himself or deputy, to attend such Surveyor, occupant.

Deputy, or Assistant Surveyor, with sufficient force to proApproved, May 28, 1830.

tect such officer in the execution of his duty as Surveyor,

to remove force should any be offered. AN ACT relating to the Orphans' Court in the District Approved : May 29, 1830.

of Columbia. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the passage of AN ACT to alter and amend the sixty-fifth article of the this act, the Secretary of the Treasury pay to the Judge

first section of an 'act, entitled “ An act for establishing of the Orphans' Court of Alexandria county, in the Dis

rules and articles for the government of the Armies of trict of Columbia, in quarterly payments, out of any un

the United States," passed the tenth of April, one thouappropriated money in the Treasury, the sum of eight

Band eight hundred and six. hundred dollars per annum, in lieu of all other compen commanding

an army, or & Colonel commanding & sepa.

Be it enacted, &c. That, whenever a General officer Batiou for his services as Judge of said Court.

Sea 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after rate department, shall be the accuser or prosecutor of the passage of this act, the Secretary of the Treasury pay any officer in the Army of the United States, under bis to the Judge of the Orphans' Court of Washington Coun command, the General Court Martial for the trial of such ty, in the District of Columbia, in quarterly payments

, officer, shall be appointed by the President of the United

States. out of any upappropriated money in the Treasury, the eum of one thousand dollars per annum, in lieu of all

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the proceedings other compensation for his services as Judge of said and sentence of the said Court shall be sent directly to Court,

the Secretary of War, to be by him laid before the PreApproved, May 29, 1830.

sident for his confirmation or approval, or orders in the AN ACT to rest in the State of Indiana certain lands

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That so much of the within the limits of the canal grant.

sixty-fifth article of the first section of " An act for estab

lishing rules and articles for the government of the Armies Be it enacted, dce. That there be vested in the State of of the United States," passed on the tenth of April, eighteen Iodiapa twenty-nine thousand five hundred and twenty- bundred and six, as is repugnant bereto, be, and the same eight acres and seventy-eight hundredths of the public is hereby repealed. lands, to be selected by the Canal Commissioners of said Approved: May 29, 1830. State, from the alternate sections reserved to the United States in the division made uuder " an act to grant a cer- AN ACT to authorize the selection of certain school lands tain quantity of land to the State of Indiana, for the pur

in the Territory of Arkansas. pose of aiding said State in opening a canal to connect Be it enacted, &c. That wherever the sixteenth secthe waters of the Wabash river with those of Lake Erie," tions in said Territory, either in whole, or in part, are approved March second, one thousand eight hundred and now, or may hereafter be, included in private claims, twenty-seven, which shall be in lieu of the aforesaid quan- held by titles confirmed, or legally decided to be valid tity heretofore sold by the United States, permanently, re- and sufficient, other lands equivalent thereto and most served by treaty to individuals, and located by individual convenient to the same, may be selected in lieu thereof, grants before the division aforesaid, and which would under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury; otherwise have become the property of the said State in and the lands 80 selected shall be entered in the office of virtue of the act above referred to; the selections afore- the Register of the land district in which they may lie, said to be made and reported by the Commissioners to the and be, by such Register, reported to the Commissioner proper land offices, before the reserved sections aforesaid of the General Land Office, as school lands selected unshall be offered for sale.

der this act: Provided, That, before making any entry Approved, May 29, 1880.

of such other lands, the case shall be made out to the sa

case,

Laws of the United States.

[21st Cong. 1st Sess. tisfaction of the Register and Receiver of the said district, AN ACT for the relief of William Morrison, agreeably to rules to be prescribed by the Commissioner of the General Land Office for that purpose, showing that

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury the sixteenth section, or a part thereof, has been included pay to William Morrison, out of any money in the Treain the manner abovementioned.

sury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three thou

sand seven hundred and fifty-eight dollars seventy-two Approved : May 29, 1830.

cents, the balance due bim for supplies furnished the troops

of the United States under his contract with the Secretary AN ACT granting pensions to Samuel H. Phillips, Cord hundred and sixteen.

of War, dated the third day of April, one thousand reight Hazard, and John M'Creary, and to increase the pension

Approved, May 29, 1830. of George W. Howard.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby directed to place the following named per

AN ACT for the relief of John Hayner. Bons on the list of invalid pensioners of the United States, Be it enacted, dc. That the Secretary of the Treasury who shall be entitled to and receive pensions according to pay to Joho Hayner, out of any money not otherwise apthe rates, and commencing at the times hereinafter men propriated, the sum of one hundred dollars, the value of tioned, that is to say:

å borse be lost at the attack on Baltimore during the late Cord Hazard, at the rate of twenty dollars per month, war, by reason of being dismounted and separated from to commence on the first day of January, one thousand him, the said John Hayner serving as a mounted rifleeight hundred and twenty-nine;

man in cavalry, in a company commanded by E. St. G. Samuel H. Phillips, at the rate of twenty dollars per Tucker. mouth, to commence from the first day of January, one Approved, May 29, 1830. thousand eight hundred and thirty ; Jobo M-Creary, at the rate of eight dollars per month,

AN ACT for the relief of James Fisk. to commence on the first day of Japuary, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury George W. Howard, who has been heretofore placed on pay to James Fisk, of the State of Vermont, late Colleothe invalid pension list, to receive, hereafter, the sum of tor of the Customs for that State, four hundred and fortyfourteen dollars per month, to commence on the first day nine dollars and seventy cents, out of apy, money in the of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Treasury, not otherwise appropriated; it being the amount

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pensions of which the Deputy Collector of the Customs, at Berkabove granted shall be continued to the persons respect- sbire, in said State, was robbed of, on the sixth of April, ively, during their respective lives; and that it shall not one thousand eight bundred and twenty-four, and which be necessary for them to produce an affidavit of continued the said James Fisk has paid into the Treasury of the disability.

United States.
Approved: May 29, 1830.

Approved : May-29, 1830.
AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Blackwell.

AN AOT for the relief of Ephraim F. Gilbert. Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers Be it enacted, &c. That the Third Auditor of the Treaof the Treasury be, and they hereby are, authorized and sury Department be, and he hereby is, authorized and di

required to settle and adjust the account of Thomas rected to ascertain the damages and losses sustained by # Blackwell, a Captain of the Army of the Revolution, and Ephraim F. Gilbert, after the close of his labor in deliver 5 allow to him five years' full pay; which five years' full ing stone for the United States at Fort Niagara, in the year

pay is the commutation of his half pay for life; to be paid one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, under bis conout of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appro- tract for that purpose, dated the twenty-ninth day of Janpriated.

uary, in the year of one thousand eight hundred and six. Approved: May 29, 1830.

teen; which losses and damages were sustained in prepar

ing to deliver a further quantity of stone, under an extenAN ACT for the relief of the owners of the ship Alle dred and eighteen; and the same is to be ascertained op

sion of said contract, in the year one thousand eight bun. ghady, and their legal representatives. Be it enacted, &c. That there be allowed to the owners expenditures in making preparations for delivering a fur

just and equitable principles, so as to indemnify him for his of the ship Alleghang, which was captured at Gibraltar, ther quantity of stone in the year one thousand eight hunin the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, while dred and eighteen, and for damages sustained in the par. in the service of the United States, and condemned as a ticulars mentioned in the report of the Committee of prize of war, the sum of sixteen thousand and four hun. Claims on this subject. And the sum thus ascertained, the dred dollars; and that the same be paid out of any, money Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directin the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to the said ed to pay to said Gilbert, out of any money in the Treaowners, or their legal heirs or representatives.

sury, not otherwise appropriated. Approved: May 29, 1830.

Approved : May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Elisha Ives.

AN AOT for the relief of Jobp Scott, executor of Charles Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury

Yates, deceased. pay to Elisha Ives, out of any money not otherwise 'ap Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers of propriated, the sum of one thousand five bundred dollars, the Treasury Department be, and they are hereby, authorthe value of a boat of his which was captured by the ized and required to pay to John Scott, executor of Cbarles enemy in May, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, Yates, deceased, interest at the rate of six per centum per while said boat was used for transporting munitions of annum, upon the specie value of a loan office certificate war from Oswego to Sackett's Harbor, the said boat being issued to, and in the name of Edward Watkins, for the sum in said service, under a contract made with Captain Wool- of five hundred dollars, and numbered eight thousand four sey, and not at the risk of the owner.

hundred and ninety-two,
Approved : May 29, 1830.

Approved : May 29, 1830.
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21st Cong. 1st Sess.]

Laws of the United States. AN ACT to reimburse Lieutenant Daniel Tyler for moj covered against Isiah Townsend, Peter Dox, and Gerrit

ney advanced by him for the Government of the United Le Grange, as the sureties of Gerrit L. Dox, late a PostStates.

master at Albany, in the State of New York, that amount Be it enacted, &c. That, out of any moneys in the of postage having been paid by him, and for which no creTreasury, not otherwise appropriated, there be paid to dit has been given. Lieutenant Daniel Tyler, of the United States Army, the Approved, May 29, 1830. sum of four bandred and thirty dollars and eleven cents, to reimburse bim for so much paid by him for and on ac AN ACT to provide for surveying certain lands in the count of the Government.

Territory of Arkansas. Approved : May 29, 1830.

Be it enacted, dc. That the Surveyor General of the

States of Illinois, Missouri, and Territory of Arkansas, AN ACT for the relief of Roger Enos. Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury at the rate of four dollars per mile, for the surveying of

be, and be is hereby authorized to contract for, and pay, be, and he is bereby, authorized to pay to Roger Enos, such of the public lands in the Territory of Arkansas, late Collector of the district of Memphreymagog, in Ver- which lie on the rivers, and are so thickly covered with mont, out of any moneys in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, one hundred and three Jollars, being the cane, that contracts for executing the surveys thereof, by moiety of the proceeds of a penalty recovered by the suitable persons, cannot be made at the existing price ; said Roger Enos, in the name of the United States, Commissioner of the General Land Office, from time to

Provided, That said Surveyor General shall certify to the against a certain Josiah Parmelee, in the year one thou- time, the quantity of land, for the surveying of which, the sand eight hundred and eighteen.

additional compensation allowed by this act shall be conApproved : May 29, 1830.

tracted for, and the reasons, in his opinion, requiring the

increased allowance. AN ACT for the relief of Jeremiah Walker, of the State Approved, May 29, 1830.

of Louisiapa. Be it enacted, &c. That Jeremiah Walker be, and be AN ACT to exempt deserters, in time of peace, from the is hereby, confirmed in his title to a certain tract of land, situate in the parish of East Feliciada, and State of Lou

punishment of death.

Be it enacted, &c. That from and after the passage of isiana, lying on the Lost Fork of Thompson's Creek; it this act, po officer

or soldier in the Army of the United being the place first settled by Thomas Smith, and trans. States, shall be subject to the punishment of death for deferred by him to Sullivan, by Sullivan to White, and by sertion in time of peace. Wbíte to the said Walker; containing not more than six

Approved, May 29, 1830. hundred and forty acres : Provided, That this confirma. tion shall operate as a relinquishment on the part of the United States only.

AN ACT to relinquish the reversionary interest of the Approved : May 29, 1830.

United States in certain Indian reservations in the State of Alabama.

Be it enacted, &c. That all the right, title, and interest, AN ACT for the relief of Abel Allen. Be it enacted, &c. That the act

to provide for certain which might acerue or revert to the United States, to the persons engaged in the

land and Daval service of the U. reservations of land dow claimed and possessed by CoStates in the Revolutionary war, passed the eighteenth Giles McAnulty and his wife Alice, and William Wilson

paleskee, commonly called Challenge, James Ore, and day of March, eighteen hundred and eighteeu, shall be and his wife Peggy Wilson, under å treaty made and conconstrued to authorize the Secretary of War, to place oncluded between the United States and the Cherokee tribe the pension list Abel Allen, a soldier in the Revolutionary war, now insane, of the date of the eighteenth of of Indians, on the eighth day of July, one thousand eight August, Anno Domini eighteen bundred and twenty-nine ; terest which might accrue or revert to the United States,

bundred and seventeen; and all the right, title, and inand that the receipt of his guardian for the time being to reservations of land now claimed and possessed by shall be sufficient for the pension allowed by the said | George Stigging, and Arthur Sizemore under a treaty act.

made and concluded between the United States and the Approved : May 29, 1830.

Creek Indians, at Fort Jackson, on the ninth day of Au

gust, ope thousand eight hundred and fourteen, all lying AN ACT for the relief of Major M. M. Payne, of the in the State of Alabama, be, and the same are hereby, United States Army.

relinquished, and vested in the said reserves, and their Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of twelve hundred heirs respectively: Provided, That the said Conaleskee, and seventy-five dollars be paid to Major M. M. Payne, commonly called Challenge, James Ore, Giles McAnulty, of the United States Army, out of any moneys in the and William Wilson, George Stiggins, and Arthur SizeTreasury, not otherwise appropriated, as a re-imburse- more, with their respective families, shall remove to their ment for the expenses which he incurred in defending a respective tribes west of the Mississippi river, not includ. suit brought against him in the State of South Carolina, ed in any State or Territory ; and that the Government of to recover from him dåmages for the performance of an the United States shall not be chargeable with the exact strictly within the line of his professional duty, pense of their removal or transportation, or with any alApproved: May 29, 1830.

lowance of land to, or on account of either of them, or

their respective families : And provided, also, that no conAN ACT for the relief of Isaiah Townsend, Peter Dox, voyance, or deed of the said lands, or any part of them,

and Gerrit Le Grange, sureties of Gerrit L. Dox. shall be valid or effectual, until every euch conveyance or Be it enacted, &c. That the Postmaster General be, deed, shall be submitted to one of the District Attorneys and be is hereby, authorized to allow the sum of one thou- for the Districts of Alabama, for his approbation ; Band five hundred and seventy-eight dollars and fifty and if, after inquiry into the facts and circumstances atcents, together with any interest which may have tending the contracts for the sale of any of the said lands, been charged upon that sum, from the first day of he shall be satisfied that such contracts are fair, and that April

, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, as a the consideration paid, or agreed to be paid therefor, is credit upon any judgment that may bave been re-l adequate, he shall endorse his approbation on each con

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veyance and deed so approved; and, thereafter, the same AN ACT for the relief of George Ermatinger. shall be deemed valid and effectual.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Third Auditor of the TreaApproved, May 29, 1830.

sury ascertain the value of a horse which belonged fo said

George, and was killed at the attack on Fort Stephenson, AN ACT to reduce the duty on molasses and to allow a in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, while

drawback on spirits distilled from foreign materials. the said George was in the military service of the United

Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the thirtieth day States; and when said value shall be so ascertained, on of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, the such proof as the said George may produce, the said auduty on molasses shall be five cents for each gallod, and ditor is directed to make such deduction therefrom of such no more; and from and after that time there shall be sum as he shall ascertain the said George has received for allowed a drawback of four cents upon every gallon of forage after bis said horse was killed, and before he obspirits distilled in the United States, or the territories tained another; and when the said Auditor shall report to thereof, from foreigo molasses, on the exportation thereof the Secretary of the Treasury the amount due the said to any foreign port or place other than the dominions of George, on account of said loss, the Secretary is directed any foreign State immediately adjoining the United States, to pay to said George the said sum so found to be bis due, in the same manner and on the same conditions as before ont of any inoney in the Treasury not otherwise approtbe tariff of May the nineteenth, one thousand eight huo- priated. red and twenty-eight.

Approved: May 29, 1830.
Approved: May 29, 1830.
AN ACT to reduce the duty on Salt.

AN ACT to amend the acts regulating the Commercial Be it enacted, &c. That the duty on salt be fifteen cents Intercourse between the United States and certain Coper bushel of fifty-six pounds, from the thirty-first of De. lopies of Great Britain. cember next, until the thirty-first of December, one thou

Be it enacted, &c. That whenever the President of the sand eight bundred and thirty-one; and, after that time, United States shall receive satisfactory evidence that the ten cents per bushel, and no more.

Government of Great Britain will open the ports in 'its Approved: May 29, 1830.

colonial possessions in the West Indies, on the continent of

South America, the Bahama Islands, the Caicos, and the AN ACT to repeal the proviso in the act for the relief of Bermuda or Somer Islands, to the vessels of the United

Philip. Slaughter, passed the 26th May, one thousand States, for an indefinite or for a limited term, that the eight hundred and twenty-eight.

vessels of the United States and their cargoes, on enterBe it enacted, &c. That so much of the act for the relief ing the colonial ports aforesaid, shall not be subject to of Philip Slaughter, passed the twenty-sixth day of May, other or bigher duties of tondage or impost, or charges of one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, as provides, any other description, than would be imposed on British " that the acceptance, by the said Slaughter, of the grant vessels or their cargoes, arriving in said colonial possesherein made, shall be in lieu of any claim he may bave sions from the United States; that the vessels of the under the provisions of a bill passed at this session of Con- United States may import into the said colonial possesgress, entitled " An act for the relief of the surviving sions from the United States any article or articles which officers and soldiers of the Revolution," be, and the same is could be imported in a British vessel into the said poshereby repealed.

sessions from the United States; and that the vessels of Approved : May 29, 1830.

the United States may export from the British colonies

aforementioned, to any country whatever, other than the 'AN ACT for the relief of Ephraim Whitaker, and Jobp dominions or possessions of Great Britain, any article or J. Jacobs.

articles that can be exported therefrom in a British ves. Be it enacted, &c. That the benefits of the provisions sel, to any country other than the British dominions or of the act, entitled " an act for the relief of certain sur possessions as aforesaid ; leaving the commercial interviving officers and soldiers of the Army of the Revolu- course of the United States, with all other parts of the tion," passed May the fifteenth, one thousand eight hun- British dominions or possessions, on a footing not less fadred and twenty-eight, which a Captain in the Army of vorable to the United States than it now is, and that then, the Revolution, on the continental establishment, is enti- and in such case, the President of the United States shall tled to receive, be extended to Ephraim Whitaker, of be, and he is hereby authorized, at any time before the the city of Troy, and John J. Jacobs, of Virginia, in the next session of Congress, to issue his proclamation, declarsame manner as if the said Ephraim Whitaker and John ing that he has received such evidence; and, thereupon, J. Jacobs had fully complied with the provisions of the from the date of such proclamation, the ports of the United fourth sectiou of the said act; and that the Secretary of States sball be opened, indefinitely, or for a term fixed, as the Treasury be authorized and directed to pay to them, the case may be, to British vessels coming from the said or their authorized attorneys, respectively, out of any British colonial possessions, and their cargoes; subject to moneys in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, no other or higher duty of tonnage or impost, or charge of Buch "monthly pay as they are respectively entitled to, any description whatever, than would be levied on the under the provisions of the said 'act, commencing on vessels of the United States, or their cargoes, arriv. the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and ing from the said British possessions; and it shall be thirty

lawful for the said British vessels to import into the Approved : May 29, 1830.

United States, and to export therefrom, any article or

articles which may be imported or exported in Vessels AN ACT for the settlement of the accounts of Samuel of the United States; and the act, entitled “ An act conSitgreaves.

cerning navigation," passed on the eighteenth day of Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen; an of the Treasury be, and they hereby are, authorized and act supplementary thereto, passed the fifteenth day, directed to pass to the credit of the late Samuel Sitgreaves, of May, one thousand eight bundred and twenty; and the sum of ten thousand four hundred and forty-five dol- an act, entitled “ An act to regulate the commercial lars and fifty-six cents, with which sum he now stands intercourse between the United States and certain charged on the books of the Treasury.

British ports," passed on the first day of March, Approved : May 29, 1830.

one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, are, in

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