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and directed to cause such repairs and improvements to be made to the United States arsenal in Charleston, South Carolina, as may be deemed necessary for the public service; and that the sum of twenty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for this purpose, out of any moneys in the Treasury not other wise appropriated.

Approved July 20, 1836.

CHAP. 238 An ACT to provide for the better protection of the western irondel.

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Missouri and Ar-

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(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, President to cause That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be a military road co kwe surveyed.

surveyed and opened, a military road, from some point upon the

right bank of the Mississippi river, between the mouth of the c

St. Peter's and the mouth of the Desmoines river, upon such route as may appear best calculated to effect the purposes of this act, to Red river.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said road shall kansas, on condi- pass west of the State of Missouri and of the Territory of Arkan

sas, on condition that the assent of the Indian tribes who have no heretofore given their assent, through whose territory said road is to pass, shall be first obtained; and if such assent cannot be ob tained, then east of the western boundaries of said State and Territory; and shall be so constructed as to enable troops to move along the same with proper facility. And the following mode of construction shall be adopted, subject to such alterations and additions as the President may, from time to time direct to be made. The timber shall be cut down to a reasonable width, and the wet and marshy places shall be causewayed or otherwise rendered passable; cheap bridges shall be erected over the smaller streams, not having good fords across them; and, where it may

be found necessary, the road may be thrown up in the centre. Wiliary poets to

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the military pests shall b established

be constructed at such place along the said road as in the opinion of the President, may be most proper for the protection of the

frontier, and for the preservation of the necessary communication. Troops U. B. may Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the troops of the United bere employed in States shall be employed in performing the labor herein required

whenever, in the opinion of the President, the same can be done with a just regard to their other duties; and the other labor relidered necessary

shall be procured in such manner as the President may

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SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hun dred thousand dollars shall be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be applied towards the accomplishment of the objects specified by this act.

Approved, July 22, 1836.

1836.

CHAP. 29. An ACT making additional appropriations for the Delaware

breakwater, and for certain harbors, and removing obstructions in and at the mouths of certain rivers, and for other purposes, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

aware breakwater

cago, Illinois.

town, Mass.

beach

Ohio,

Cleave. land harbor.

(Sec. 1.) 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 carrying on and completing certain works heretofore commenced, viz:

For continuing the Delaware breakwater, one hundred thou- $100,000 for Delsand dollars.

For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Chicago, Illi- 832,000 for Chinois, thirty-two thousand dollars.

For continuing the improvement of Big Sodus bay, twelve 812,600 Big Bodus thousand six hundred dollars.

bay. For the continuation of the works for the preservation of the $1,400 Province. beach at Provincetown harbor, Massachusetts, four thousand four hundred dollars.

For the continuation of the works for the preservation of Ply- $500, Plymnuch mouth beach Massachusetts, five hundred dollars.

For the continuation of the works at the harbor near the mouth $15,000 Mouth of of the river Raisin, Michigan Territory, fifteen thousand dollars. Tiver Ravin.

For continuing the removal of obstructions at Black river, 56,660 Blackriver Onio, six thousand six hundred and sixty dollars.

For continuing the permanent improvement of Cleaveland $15,000 harbor, Ohio, fifteen thousand dollars. For continuing the removal of obstructions at Grand river, 86,000

river, Ohio. Ohio, six thousand dollars.

For continuing the removal of obstructions at Cunningham $1,275 Cunning Creek, Ohio, one thousand two hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For continuing the removal of obstructions at Conneaut creek, 62500 Conneau Ohio, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Presque Isle, $15,000 Presque Pennsylvania, according to Colonel Totten's recommendation, fiiteen thousand dollars.

For continuing the improvement at Dunkirk harbor, New $11,000, Dunkirk, York, eleven thousand dollars.

For a dredging machine on Lake Erie, eight thousand dollars. $8,000, dredging For continuing the works at the month of Genesee river, New $20,000, naouth or York, twenty thousand dollars.

For continuing the pier and mole at Oswego harbor, New $20,000, Oswagen York, twenty thousand dollars.

For continuing the pier at Kennebunk, Maine, seven thousand $7,500, five hundred dollars.

For continuing the improvement of the navigation of the Hud- $100,000, Hudson son river

, above and below Albany, in the State of New York, one hundred thousand dollars, to be expended according to the plan and estimate recommended by the Secretary of War.

For continuing the improvement of the harbor of New Castle, $25,00, Newcom Delaware, twenty-five thousand dollars.

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For continuing the removal of obstructions at Ocracock inlet, 99,008, Ocracock North Carolina, nine thousand dollars. $80,000 Cape

For continuing the improvement of the navigation of the Cape Fear river, below Wilmington, North Carolina, twenty

thousand dollars. $20,000, Ohio river For the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio, river

between Pittsburg and the falls of the Ohio, twenty thousand dollars, which, together with the unexpended balance of the appropriation for this purpose by the act of the third of March, A. D. eighteen hundred and thirty-five, shall be expended by direction of the Secretary of War, under the superintendence of the officers of the engineer corps heretofore employed on that

service. $60,000, Ohio and

For the improvement of the navigation of the Ohio and MisMississippi rivers.

sissippi rivers from Louisville to New Orleans, sixty thousand

dollars. $40,000,

For the improvement of the Mississippi river above the mouth sippi and Missouri

of the Ohio river, and for the Missouri river forty thousand dollars, to be expended in such manner and for the removal of such

obstructions as the Secretary of War shall direct. $10,000, Red river. For continuing the removal of obstructions in Red river, Lou

isiana, and Territory of Arkansas, forty thousand eight hundred

dollars. $30,000. Boat and For constructing a boat to prevent a new accumulation of obworking it. struction in said river, within the old limits of the Great Raft, so

called, fifteen thousand dollars, and the additional sum of fifteen thousand dollars to work and support the same.

For continuing the improvement of the Cumberland river, in $20,000, Cumberland river, Ky, Kentucky and Tennessee, twenty thousand dollars. $4,007, Chipolari

For continuing the removal of obstructions in the Chipola river, in the Territory of Florida, four thousand dollars.

For completing the inland channel between St. Mary's and $5,000, between st. Pa- St. John's, in the Territory of Florida, in addition to unexpended

appropriations, according to the estimate of the Engineer Department, five thousand dollars.

For continuing the removal of obstructions in, and improving $350, Escambia

the navigation of, the Escambia river, in the Territory of Florida, five thousand five hundred dollars.

For further improvements at the mouth of Huron river, in the State of Ohio, four thousand three hundred dollars.

And the following sums, necessary to close accounts, in the in the Third Audi. office of the Third Auditor, viz.

For removing obstructions at Cunningham creek, Ohio, thirtytwo dollars and thirty-six cents.

For completing the pier at La Plaisance bay, Michigan Territory, three hundred and twenty-three dollars and fifteen cents.

For removing obstructions at Cleaveland harbor, Ohio, six

dollars and fifty-nine cents. €122 0.

For repairing breach in the peninsula at Presque Isle, one

hundred and twenty-two dollars and eighty cents. 669 A

For erecting a beacon light at Erie Pennsylvania, sixty-nine dollars and sixty-nine cents.

ver, Florida.

channel

ry's and St. John's

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For erecting a light house at Buffalo New York, four hundred 1836. and ninety-four dollars and seventy-eight cents.

For improvement of the navigation of the Ohio and Mississippi 917,900 65. rivers from Pittsburg to New Orleans, under the act of second of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, seventeen thousand eight hundred dollars and five cents.

For defraying the expenses incidental to making examinations $30,000 for exaand surveys, under the act of the thirtieth of April, eighteen veya hundred and twenty-four, of which sum five thousand dollars shall be appropriated and applied to geological and mineralogical surveys and researches in the Indian country on the public lands and in the Territories of the United States, thirty thousand dolars.

Approved, July 2d, 1836.

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CHAP. 90. An ACT to extend the charters of certain Banks in the District

of Columbia, and for other purposes. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen{atives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the charters of the several Banks herein enumerated, namely; the Union Bank, and Farmers and Mechanics Bank of George- Charưrs 'extend town; the Bank of the Metropolis, Patriotic Bank of Washington,

ed to July 4, 1878. and Bank of Washington, in the city of Washington; and the Farmers Bank of Alexandria, and Bank of Potomac, in the town of Alexandria, be, and the same are hereby extended till the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

Approved, 2d July, 1836.

CHIAP. 31. An ACT regulating the terms of the superior courts of the middle

district of Florida, and for other purposes. SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Thai an act entitled “ An act to alter and change the terms of the superior court for the middle district of Florida,” passed by Act of Territa the Governor and Legislative Council of said Territory, and 12th Feb, 18%, op. approved February twelfth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, be, provend. and the same is hereby, approved, so far as it does not interfere with the terms of the court directed to be holden in the county of Franklin, which has been annexed to the said middle district.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That if, in any prosecution for piracy, or any other criminal offence against the laws Triak mas bir of the United States, or of the Territory of Florida, it shall be southem to the found impracticable to obtain a sufficient number of jurors for cartem or midda the trial of any person or persons charged with said criminal offences in the southern judicial district of Florida, it shall be lawful for the judge to send said person or persons, with the indictment and other papers, to the eastern or middle district for trial

, and to take recognizances from the witnesses to appear in

Acts relating

1836. the said eastern or middle district, in the same manner as he is

empowered by law to do, in the district of which he is the judge.

SECTION 3. And be it further enucted, That an act to amend and a Franklin the act entitled "An act incorporating the town of Appalachicola, wunty, anaulled, approved twelfth of February, eighteen hundred and thirty-six,

and "An act to change the county seat of the county of Franklin passed January fourteenth, and approved January seventeenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, be, and the same are hereby,

annulled. rospecting Section 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the annulled. act of the Legislative Council as directs a superior court for the

southern judicial district at Indian Key be, and the same is hereby, annulled.

Approved, 2d July, 1636.

a superior court,

Prov)90.

CHAP. 262. An ACT for laying off the towns of Fort Madison and Burling;

ion, in the county of'Des Moines, and the towns of Belleview, Du Buque, and Peru, in the county of Du Buque, Territory of Wisconsin, and for other purposes

[SEC. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the tracts of land in the Territory of Wisconsin including the towns of Fort Madison and Burlington, in the county of Des Moines ; Belleview, Du Buque, and Peru, in the county of DiBaque; and Peru, in the county of Du' Buque; and Mineral Point, in the county of Iowa, shall, under the direction of the Surveyor General of the public lands, be laid off into town lots, streets, avenues, and the lots for public use called the public squares and into out lots having regard to the lots and streets already surveyed, in such manner and of such dimensions as he may think proper for the public good and the equitable rights of the settlers and occupants of the said towns: Provided, That tracts of land so to be laid off into town-lots, &c. shall not exceed the quantity of one entire section, nor the town-lots one-half of an acre; nor shall the out-lois exceed the quantity of four acres each. When the survey of the lots shall be completed, a plat thereof shall be returned 10 the Secretary of the Treasury, and within six months thereafter the lots shall be offered to the high. est bidder, at public sale, under the direction of the President of the United States, and at such other times as he shall think proper; Provided, That no town-lot shall be sold for a sum less than five' dollars: And provided further. That a quantity of land of proper width, on the river banks, at the towns of Fort Madisoia

, Belleview, Burlington, Du Buque, and Peru, and running with the said rivers the the whole length of said towns, shall be reserved from sale, (as shall also the public squares,) for publicus and remain forever for public nise, as public highways, and for other public uses.

1 SECTION 2. And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty of the said Surveyor to class the lots already surveyed in the said towns of Fort Madison, Burlington, Belleview, Du Buque, Puru, and Mineral Point, into three classes, according

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