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such case, hereby declared to be suspended, or absolutely repealed, as the case may require.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, whenever the ports of the United States shall have been opened, under the authority given in the first section of this act, British vessels and their cargoes shall be admitted to an entry in the ports of the United States, from the islands, provinces, or colonies of Great Britain, on or near the North American continent, and North or East of the United States.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Lieutenant Colonel Enos Cutler, of the United States Army. Beit enacted, &c. That out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, there be paid to the Secretary of War, the sum of two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars, to be applied by him to the payment of damages, costs, and expenses, incurred by H. Colonel Enos Cutler, to i. amount, in defending certain suits brought against him as the representative of the United i. and acting under the orders of the Department of ar.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for authorizing a Patent to be issued to Moses Shaw.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Department of State be, and he is hereby authorized and required to issued letters patent to Moses Shaw, for a mode for blasting rocks, upon his complying with the directions of the act, entitled “An act to promote the progress of the useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose,” and the several acts supplementary to, and amendatory of the said act; except so far as the said acts, or any part or parts of them, require a residence of two years within the United States, in like manner in all respects, as if the said Moses Shaw had resided two years within the United States.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Thomas W. Newton, assignee of Robert Crittenden.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay, out of any money not otherwise o to Thomas W. Newton, assignee of Robert Crittenden, two hundred and thirty dollars, the value of two horses, lost for the want of forage, by the said Robert Crittenden, in the service of the United States, in the Seminole war, in May, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, the said Crittenden being the commander of the Kentucky Guards, in said campaign.

Approved, May 29, 1330.

AN ACT for the relief of Mesheck Browning.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Mesheck Browning, out of any money in the Trea. j. not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred dollars, the value of two horses owned by him, in the service of the United States, by impressment, to transport a #. of the baggage of the army commanded by Gen.

ull; which horses died for the want of forage, in the wilderness, on their return to Cincinnati.

Approved, May 29 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Sarah Easton and Dorothy Sto-
rer, children and heirs at law of Lieutenant Colonel
Robert Hanson Harrison, deceased.
Be it enacted,. &c. That the accounting officers of the

Treasury be, and they are hereby, directed and required

to adjust and settle the account of Sarah Easton and Do

ears' full pay, being the commutation for half pay for #. due to § said father in his life time, for services by him rendered to the United States in the army, during the Revolutionary war, as a Lieutenant Colonel on the Continental establishment; and that the same be paid out of any monney in the Treasury not otherwise approriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized, directed, and required to issue to the said Sarah and Dorothy, and in their names, a land warrant for four hundred and fifty acres of military bounty land, as and for the lands to which the said Robert Hanson Harrison was, while in full life, en: titled, for and account of the services by him so aforesaid rendered; and that the same may be located on any vacant or unlocated lands heretofore appropriated by Congress for said #.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Fielding L. White. Be it enacted, &c. That Fielding L. White, late Jailer of Madison County, in the State of Alabama, be allowed and paid, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifty dollars, paid by him as a reward for the arrest and commitment of David H. Dyer, on a charge of robbing the Post Office at Florence. Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Alexander Scott.

Be it enacted, doc. That the sum of one thousand four hundred and seventy-one dollars and ninety-seven cents be paid, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to Alexander Scott, on account of his service: as a political agent of the Government of the United States in Venezuela.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Ann D. *:::: Be it enacted, die. That the accounting officers. of the Treasury be, and they hereby are, authorized, directed, and required to settle the account of Ann D. Baylor, widow of John Walker Baylor, Esquire, deceased, who was only son and heir-at-law of Col. George . late of the army of the United States in the Revolutionary war, deceased, for all such Loan Office certificates as were issued from the Loan Office of the United States, in Virginia, in the name of the said George Baylor, payable to him, and now remain on the books of the Treasury, outstanding and unpaid, and not transferred to any other per son by him; and that they pay to her, the said Ann D. Baylor, as trustee for the heirs at law and distributees of the said John Walker Baylor, and to their sole use, the same amount of money which might have been received on said certificates, had they been subscribed to the loan of the United States, under the act, entitled, “An act mak ing provision for the debt of the United States," passed August fourth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety; making out said account, and settling and paying the same, in all respects, in manner and form as if such subscription had then been made, and the dividends credited thereunto, according to the several provisions of said act, and the act passed April twenty-eighth, one thousand seven hun...] and ninety-six, in aid thereof, and the whole amount left uncalled for in the Treasury till the present time; to: gether with that part thereof which has been credited with interest at three per cent. per annum; and that the same be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated. Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Charles Collins. Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury

i. Storer, children and heirs at law of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison, and pay to them five

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late Collector of the Port and District of Bristol, in Rhode Island, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, two hundred and forty-five dollars and fifteen cents, being the moiety of the proceeds of the forfeiture of the Brig Nedeshda, to which the said Charles Collins was by law entitled.

Approved: May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of the heirs or representatives of widow Dupre.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to the heirs or representatives of widow Dupre, late of New Orleans, deceased, (on the presentation of satisfactory evidence of heirship, or of being executors or administrators.) out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of eight thousand nine hundred and ninety-five dollars, for the destruction and damage of her buildings, and for the destruction of her fences below New Orleans, during the late war, while her plantation was in the military occupation of the United States' Army; being the amount estimated for such destruction and qamage by the Commissioners appointed for that purpose, by General Jackson.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

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AN ACT for the relief of John Conrad, Marshal of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to pay, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the amount now due upon a judgment rendered on the twenty-fourth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, by the Circuit Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in favor of Francis H. Nicoll, and against John Conrad, Marshal of the said district, for the sum of thirty-nine thousand two hundred and forty nine-dollars and sixty cents, together with all the legal costs which have accrued against the said Conrad, either in the said Circuit Court or upon the affirmance of the said judgment in the Supreme Court: Provided, that the Secretary of the Treasury shall retain from the amount hereby appropriated, so much as Francis H. Nicol may be indebted to the United States on his own account, or as security of any other

erson.
Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Jeans, deceased.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pa to the legal representatives of Joseph Jeans, deceased, the sum of sixty-one dollars, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, that being the dif. ference between the value of two horses impressed into the service of the United States, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and never returned to said Jeans, and the sum which said Jeans has received for the use and risk of said horses.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of William Price.

Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, required to settle the account of William Price, and to allow him five years' full pay as Lieutenant in the Revolutionary war, which five years' full pay is the commutation of his half pay for life; to be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved: May 29, 1830. , , , •.

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AN ACT for the benefit of Charles Brown, a soldier of the Revolutionary war.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to place the name of Charles Brown upon the Pension list, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to continue during his natural life; and to commence on the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of David Brooks.

Be it enacted, &c. That the benefits of the provisions of the act, entitled “An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the revolution,” passed May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, which a Lieutenant in the army of the revolution, on the continental establishment, is entitled to receive, be extended to David Brooks, of the city of New York, in the same manner as if the said David Brooks had fully complied with the provisions of the fourth section of the said act; and that the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized and directed to pay to him, or his authorized attorney, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such monthly pay as he is entitled to under the provisions of the said act, commencing on the i. day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty.

Approved, May 29, 1880.

AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Colonel John Ellis, deceased.

Be it enacted, &c. That the heirs of Colonel John Ellis, formerly of the State of Mississippi, now deceased, be permitted to enter, without the payment of any consideration therefor, one section of the public land, according to the public surveys hitherto made, in the State of Mississippi; and that a patent therefor be issued to them by the proper authority: Provided, however, That, previous to the issuing of said patent, they shall file with the Commissioner of the General Land Office a deed, relinquishing to the United States all claim to a tract of land of like quantity, for which a "certificate, number thirtyone, Register's number one thousand and one, was issued to their ancestor John Ellis, on the eighteenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, by Nicholas Gray, register, and Parker Walton, receiver; west of Pears river, acting as commissioners under the act of Congress of the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “An act confirming claims to lands in the Mississippi Territory, founded on warrants of survey granted by the British or Spanish Governments.”

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no patent shall be issued on any survey founded on said certificate, and that any patent so issued, shall be absolutely void.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Martha Yeomans, widow of John Yeomans, deceased.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secre of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Martha Yeomans, widow of John Yeomans, deceased, a Lieutenant of Infantry in the Continental Line, during the Revolutionary war, such sum as the said John Yeomans, who died on the twelfth day of July, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, would have been entitled to, under the provisions of an act, entitled “An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the Army of the Revolution," passed the fifteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, from the third day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, to the twelfth

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day of July, in the * one thousand eight hundred aud twenty-seven, had he, the said John Yeomans, survived, and been living at the time of the passing of the aforesaid act ; and that the amount which would in such case have been so due to the said John Yeomans, when liquidated and ascertained by the proper accounting officers of the Treasury, be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Alexander Love.

Be it enacted, &c. That Alexander Love be, and he is hereby, confirmed in his title to two thousand arpents of land, situated on the East side of the river Perdido, in the Territory of Florida, to be located according to a plat and survey made of the same, on the tenth of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-one. And the Commissioner of the General Land Office, upon being presented with a plat and survey of said land, regularly made as aforesaid, shall issue a patent therefor: Provided, That this act shall amount only to a relinquishment on the part of the United States, and shall in no manner affect the rights of third persons, or claim derived from the United States by purchase or donation.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Nathaniel Childers.

Be; it enacted, &c. That the Court of the United States for the fifth circuit of Virginia, holden in the city of Richmond, be, and the same is hereby, authorized, at the next, or any succeeding term, on due proof being made, to allow to Nathaniel Childers, such further compensation as they may think he is entitled to, for taking the fourth census, in the county of Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, by reason of the dispersed situation of the inhabitants in said county: Provided, That the further allowance the said Court may make, shall not exceed, with what the said Childers has heretofore received, exclusive of taking the manufactories, one dollar and twenty-five cents for each fifty persons enumerated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the amount so allowed shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, on the certificate of said Court, showing the amount thus allowed.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of John Glass. Be it enacted, &c. That, whenever John Glass, of Lawrence county, Alabama, shall produce to the Register and Receiver of Public Moneys in the Land Office at Hunts. ville, in said State, satisfactory evidence that he is equitably entitled to the Northeast quarter of section four, in township five, of range seven,West, in the district of land sold at Huntsville, and shall pay to the said Receiver of Public Moneys, the balance of the purchase money due on said quarter section, without interest, and deducting therefrom thirty-seven and a half per centum, the said John Glass shall be entitled to receive a patent for the said quarter section: Provided, said Glass shall make said proof, and pay said balance, with the deduction aforesaid, on or before the first day of January next ; and that the patent hereby directed to be issued shall only operate as a relinquishment from the United States, as far as regards the moiety which might have been claimed by Alexander McQuie. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said John Glass may, under the conditions and restrictions contained in the foregoing section, in his election, avail himself of the rovisions of “An act for the relief of purchasers of public É. and for the suppression of fraudulent practices at the public sales of the lands of the United States," passed at the present session of Congress, Approved, May 29, 1830.

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AN ACT for the relief of Samuel Sprigg, of Virginia.

Be it enacted, &c. That there shall be granted to Samuel Sprigg, of the State of Virginia, as a full com: pensation for three hundred and seventy-nine dollars and a few cents, paid by Bezaleel Wells, in the year one thou: sand eight hundred and five, into the Treasury of the United States, as the first instalment on the purchase of a fraction of land, entered by said Wells, in the State of Ohio, in the Steubenville District, being section twenty-six, in township two, range two, which amount was thereafter paid to him by said Sprigg, one-half section of any land belonging to the United States, which has been heretofore offered for sale, and which is, by law, now subjected to entry; and that, upon an entry thereof being made with the proper officer, a patent for the same shall issue to the said Samuel Sprigg.

Approved, May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin Homans.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Benjamin Homans, out of any money in the Trea: sury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three hundred dollars, in full for his services in the Navy Department as temporary clerk, from the first of August to the thirtieth of November, one thousand eight hundred and twentythree, both days inclusive. .'

or...". 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of David Rogers and Sons.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to David Rogers and Sons, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, one hundred and sixty-eight dollars and sixty-seven cents, being the amount of ão. on certain teas, entered for benefit of drawback, and exported to St. Croix, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two.

Approved, May 29, 1830. AN ACT to authorize the exchange of certain lots of land

between the University of Michigan Territory and Mar

tin Baum and others.

Be it enacted,' &c. That the Trustees of the University of Michigan be, and they are hereby, authorized to exchange with Martin Baum and others, the tracts of land designated as river lots, numbered one and two, in the United States' reserve of twelve miles square, on the Mi. ami of Lake Erie, heretofore purchased from the United States, and which, having been relinquished by the said Martin Baum, under the provisions of the act of the second of March, one thousand eight hundred and ". one, for the relief of the purchasers of the publie lands, were afterwards selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, for the said University, under the provisions of the act of the twentieth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, entitled “An act concerning a seminary of learning in the Territory of Michigan,” for such other lands as may be agreed upon by them: and the President of the United States, upon being advised by the said Trustees that such exchange has been made, is hereby authorized and required to issue patents in such manner as may be necessary to carry this act into full effect.

Approved, January 13, 1830. AN ACT to extend the time for locating certain dona

tions in Arkansas.

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ry," and, also, so much of an act approved sixth January, eighteeen hundred and twenty-nine, entitled, "An act restricting the location of certain land claims, in the Territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes,” as limits the time of locating those donations, be, and the same is hereby continued in force, for the further term of one year, from the twenty-fourth day of May next: Provided, that no locations shall be made within the further time allowed by this act, which shall not include the actual settlement made by the claimant prior to the twenty-fourth day of May next. Approved, January 13, 1836. &

AN ACT for the relief of Elijah Carr.

Be it enacted, &c., That Elijah Carr, assignee of Elisha Carr, be, and he is hereby, authorized to relinquish to the United States, in such manner and form as the Commissioner of the General Land Office may prescribe, the South east quarter of section thirty-four, in township three North of range two East, in the district of lands offered for sale by the United States at Jeffersonville.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Elijah Carr be authorized to enter at the office of the Register of the Land Office at Jeffersonville aforesaid, the Northeast quarter of section three, in township two North, of range two East; and to receive fom the ë. States a patent for the same: Provided, The said quarter section of land last described, shall remain unsold, and that the said Elijah Carr shall make the relinquishment and entry aforesaid, prior to the fourth day of July next.

Approved, January 13, 1830.

AN ACT making appropriations for certain arrearages in the Naval service . the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine. Be it enacted, &c. That the following sums be, and they are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any unapprop. money in the Treasury, for certain arrearages in the Waval service, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, viz: For i. and subsistence of officers, and pay of seamen, other than those at Navy Yards, shore stations, and in ordinary, one hundred and thirty-six thousand nine hundred and twenty-two dollars and sixty-one cents, For repair of vessels in ordinary, and for wear and tear of vessels in commission, eighty-two thousand eight hundred and forty dollars and eighty-eight cents. For contingent expenses in the Naval service, thirty thousand three hundred and ninety-one dollars and sixtynine cents, For pay of Superintendents, Naval Constructor, and all the civil establishment at the Yards and Stations, three hundred and ninety-two dollars and seven cents. For Medicines, Surgical Instruments, , and Hospital Stores, two thousand two hundred and six dollars and fifty cents. For pay and subsistence of the Marine Corps, sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven dollars and ten cents. * Approved, January 30, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Lewis Schrack.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Lewis Schrack, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and five dollars, the value of four hundred and twenty rifle stocks, delivered by the said Lewis to the Military Storekeeper at Puiladelphia, under a contract with the United States. v.Approved, January 30, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Joel Byington. Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury

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pay to Joel Byington, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred and eighty-two dollars and sixteen cents, in full for the damage, done to the house and barn of the said Byington, while in the military service of the United States, during the late war.

Approved, January 30, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Nathaniel B. Wood.

Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury liquidate the claims of Nathaniel B. Wood, and allow him the pay and emoluments of a Deputy Quartermaster General, from the fifteenth of November, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, to the tenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, both days inclusive, for his services as Special Commissary, rendered to a detachment of Kentucky militia, in the service of the United States, for the period aforesaid, deducting therefrom such pay and forage as he may have received: Provided, that no allowance for forage shall be made after the eleventh of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, unless the said Wood proves that he had a horse in service subsequent to that period, and sustained by him.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the balance so found due, shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, January 30, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Theophilus Cooksey.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Theophilus Cooksey, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of sixty dollars, the value of a horse that died in the military service of the United States, in one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, for want of forage.

Approved, January 80, 1880.

AN ACT to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the Public Lands.

Be it enacted, &c. That every settler or occupant of the Public Lands, prior to the passage of this act, who is now in possession, and cultivated any part thereof in the ear one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, shall {. and he is hereby, authorized to enter, with the Register of the Land Office, for the District in which such lands may lie, by legal subdivisions, any number of acres, not more than one hundred and sixty or a quarter section, to include his improvement, upon paying to the United States the then minimum price of said land: Provided, however, That no entry or sale of any land shall be made, under the provisions of this act, which shall have been reserved for the use of the United States, or either of the several States, in which any of the public lands may be situated. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if two or more persons be settled upon the same quarter section, the same may be divided §: the two first actual settlers, if, by a North and South, or East and West line, the settlement or improvement of each can be included in a half quarter section; and in such case the said settlers shall each be entitled to a pre-emption of eighty acres of land elsewhere in said io district, so as not to interfere with other settlers having a right of preference. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That prior to any entries being made under the privileges #. by this act, proof of settlement or improvement sha l be made to the satisfaction of the Register and Receiver of the land district in which such lands may lie, agreeably to the rules to be prescribed by the Commissioners of the Ge: neral Land Office for that o which Register and Receiver shall each be entitled to receive fifty cents for his services therein. And that all assignments and trans

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fers of the right of pre-emption given by this act, prior to the issuance of patents, shall be null and void. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this act shall not delay the sale of any of the public lands of the United States, beyond the time which has been, or may be, appointed, for that purpose, by the President's Proclamation; nor shall any of the provisions of this act be available to any person or persons, who shall fail to make the proof and payment required before the day appointed for the commencement of the sales of lands, including the tract or tracts, on which the right of pre-emption is claimed; nor shall the right of pre-emption, contemplated by this act, extend to any land, which is reserved from sale, by act of Congress, or by order of the President, or which may have been appropriated, for any purpose whatsoever. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be and remain in force, for one year from and after its

passage. Approved: May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Elizabeth Williams.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury

ay, out of any money, not otherwise appropriated, to so Williams, widow of the late Thomas Williams, of the District of Columbia, the sum of two hundred and eighty-five dollars, the value of the labor performed by said Thomas Williams, on the wall around the jail of the county of Washington, in said District.

Approved: May 29, 1880.

AN ACT for the relief of Jasper Parish.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Jasper Parish, out of any money, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four hundred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents, the value of his] fences necessarily taken and consumed by the troops of the United States, near to, or at the mouth of Conjockety Creek, in the State of New York, under the command of Brigadier General Smyth.

Approved: May 29, 1880.

AN ACT to revive and continue in force “An act fixing the compensations of the Secretary of the Senate and ; Clerk of the House of Representatives, of the Clerks employed in their offices, and of the Librarian.” Be it enacted, &c. That the act passed the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, entitled “An act fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, of the clerks employed in their offices, and of [the Librarian,” be, and the same is hereby revived and continued in force. Approved: May 29, 1880.

AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin Wells.

Be it enacted, &c. That the accountiug officers of the Treasury be, and they hereby are authorized, directed, and required to settle the accounts of Benjamin Wells, as Deputy Commissary of Issues at the magazine at Monster Mills, in Pennsylvania, under John Irvine, Deputy Commissary General of the army of the United States in said State, in the Revolutionary war, and as a Deputy Foragemaster, under David Duncan, Deputy Quartermaster at the same magazine of the army aforesaid, in said war; and that they credit to him the sum of five hundred and seventy-five dollars and four cents, as payable February ninth, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, and three hundred and twenty-six dollars and sixty-seven cents, payable July twentieth, one thousand seven hundred j". in the same manner, and with such interest, as if those sums, with their interest from the times respectively as aforesaid had been

subscribed to the loan of the United States, proposed by an act, entitled “An act, making provision for the debt of the United States,” passed August fourth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and such subscription had been made on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety; and pay to him such sums so credited, together with the amount of principal, which would have been paid, or now remain due, under the pro: visions of said act; and that the same be paid out of y money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriat. e

Approved: May 29, 1830.

AN ACT for the relief of Lewis Rouse.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Third Auditor of the Trea: sury Department is hereby authorized to settle and adjust the claim of Lewis Rouse, on just and equitable principles, for two hundred and sixty-five gallons of whiskey, furnished for the use of the garrison at Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, the twenty-third day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, in consequence of the failure of the contractor to furnish the liquor part of the rations to the troops at that post. The sum found justly due him by the Third Auditor, under this act, shall {. paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved: May 30, 1880.

AN ACT to repeal the tonnage duties upon ships and vessels of the United States, and upon certain foreign vessels. Sec. 1. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the first day of April next, no duties upon the tonnage of the ships and vessels of the United States, of which the officers and two-thirds of the crew shall be citizens of the United States, shall be levied or collected: and all acts and parts of acts imposing duties upon the tonnage of ships and vessels of the United States officered and manned as aforesaid, so far as the same relate to the imposition of such duties, shall, from and after the first day of April next, be repealed. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That, from and after the said first day of April next, all acts and parts of acto im: posing duties upon the tonnage of the ships and vessels of any foreign nation, so far as the same relates to the imposition of such duties, shall be repealed: Provided. That the President of the United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing duties of such foreign na" tion, so far as they operate to the disadvantage of the United States, have been abolished. Approved: May 31, 1830. AN ACT to authorize the President of the United States to cause the present site of the National Mint to be sold, and make an appropriation for completing the new building now erecting. Be it enacted, &c. That the President of the United States be authorized, and he is hereby authorized, to cause to be sold, at such time, and on such terms, as he may deem most conducive to the public interest, the site now occupied by the Mint oil. in Philadelphia, with the buildings and improvements thereon, and also to cause the proceeds of the said sale to be paid into the Treasury of the United States. SEc. 2. And be it further enacted, &c. That the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied to the completion of the Mint establishment at the new location, and for furnishing the same with the requisite machinery for conducting the operations thereof. Approved: May 31, 1880.

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