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United States, in the same manner, and under the same regula 1836.
tions, as from the circuit courts of the United States, where the
value of the property, or the amount in controversy, to be ascer-
tained by the oath or affirmation of either party, shall exceed one

thousand dollars. And each of the said district courts shall have ch

and exercise the same jurisdiction, in all cases arising under the
constitution and laws of the United States as is vested in the

circuit and district courts of the United States. And the first six the days of every term of the said courts, or so much thereof as shall

be necessary, shall be appropriated to the trial of causes arising # under the said constitution and laws. And writs of error, and

appeals from the final decisions of the said courts, in such cases
shall be made to the supreme court of the Territory, in the same
manner as in other cases. The said clerks shall receive, in all such

Cases, the same fees which the clerk of the district court of the United be States in the northern district of the State of New York receives

for similar services.

Section 10. And be it further enacted, That there shall be an Acarney to be apAttorney for the said 'Territory appointed, who shall continue in office four years, unless sooner removed by the President, and who shall receive the same fees and salary as the attorney of the United States for the Michigan Territory. There shall also be a Marshal. Marshal for the Territory appointed, who shall hold his office for four years, unless sovner removed by the President, who shall execute all process issuing from the said courts when exercising their jurisdiction as circuit and district courts of the Vuited States. He shall perform the same duties, be subject to the same regulatious and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees, as the Marshal of the district court of the United States for the northern district of the State of New York; and shall, in addition, be paid the sum of two hundred dollars, annually, as a compensation for extra services.

Section 11. And be it further enacted, That the Governor, Governor &c.lobe Secretary, Chief Justice and Associate Judges, Attorney, and Senate.

approved by the Marshal, shall be nominated, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the President of the United States. 'The Governor and Secretary, to be appointed as aforesaid, shall, before they act, as such respectively take an oath or affirmation before some judge or justice of the peace in the existing Territory of Michigan, duly commissioned and qualified to administer an raih or atirication, to support the constitution of the United States, and for the faithful discharge of the duties of their respective offices; which said oaths, when so taken, shall be certified by the person before whom the same shall have been taken, and such certificate shell be received and recorded by the said Secretary among the Executive proceedings. And, afterWards, the Chief Justice and associate Judges, and all other civil oficers in said Territory, before they act as such, shall take a like oath or affirmation before the said Governor or Secretary, or some judge or justice of the Territory who may be duly commissioned and qualified, which said oath or afirmation shall be eertified and transmitted by the person taking the same to the

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1836. Secretary, to be by him recorded as aforesaid; and, afterwards,

the like oath or affirmation shall be taken, certified, and recorded, in such manner and form as may be prescribed by law. The Governor shall receive an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars for his services as Governor and as superintendent of Indian affairs. The said Chief Justice and Associate Judges shall each receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars. The Secretary shall receive an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars. The said salaries shall be paid quarter-yearly, at the Treasury of the United States. The members of the Legislative Assembly shall be entitled to receive three dollars each per day, during their attendance at the sessions thereof, and three dollars each for every twenty miles' travel in going to and

returning from the said sessions, estimated according to the nearest Continger

usually-travelled route. There shall be appropriated, annually, the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, to be expended by the Governor to defray the contingent expenses of the Territory, and there shall also be appropriated annually, a sufficient sum, to be expended by the Secretary of the Territory, and upon an estimate to be made by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, to defray the expenses of the Legislative Assembly, the printing of the laws and other incidental expenses; and the Secretary of the Territory shall annually account to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States for the manner in

which the aforesaid sum shall have been expended. Rights, &c. un. Section 12. And be it further enacted, That the inhabitants of compact of July, the said Territory shall be entitled to, and enjoy, all and singular Wisconsin extended is the rights, privileges, and advantages, granted and secured to the

people of the Territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, by the articles of the compact contained in the ordinance for the government of the said Territory, passed on the thirteenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty. seven; and shall be subject to all the conditions and restrictions and prohibitions in said articles of compact imposed upon the

people of the said Territory. The said inhabitants shall also be And also those se entitled to all the rights, privileges, and immunities, heretofore

granted and secured to the Territory of Michigan, and to its inhabitants, and the existing laws of the Territory of Michigan shall be extended over said Territory, so far as the saine shall not be incompatible with the provisions of this act, subject, nevertheless, to be altered, modified, or repealed, by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the said Territory of Wisconsin; and further, the laws of the United States are hereby extended over, and shall be in force in, said Territory, so far as the same, or any provisions thereof may be applicable.

SECTION 13. And be it further enacted, That the Legislative sons, when held

Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin shall hold its first session at such time and place in said Territory as the Governor thereof shall appoint and direct; and at said session, or as soon thereafter as may by them be deemed expedient, the said Governor and Legislative Assembly shall proceed to locate and establish the

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seat of government for said Territory, at such place as they may 1836. deem eligible, which place, however, shall thereafter be subject to be changed by the said Governor and Legislative Assembly. And twenty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, is hereby given to the said Territory, which shall be applied by the Governor and Legislative Assembly to defray the expensss of erecting public buildings at the seat of government.

Section 14. And be it further enacted, That a Delegate to the Delegate to F. R. House of Representatives of the United States, to serve for the term of two years, may be elected by the voters qualified to elect members of ihe Legislative Assembly, who shall be entitled to

the same rights and privileges as have been granted to the Deleį gates from the several Territories of the United States to the

said House of Representatives. The first election shall be held at such time and place or places, and be conducted in such manner, as the Governor shall appoint and direct. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be declared by the Governor to be duly elected, and a certificate thereof shall be given to the person so elected.

Section 15. And be it further enacted, That all suits, process, Provision respec and proceedings, and all indictments and informations which shall be undetermined on the third day of July next, in the courts held by the additional judge for the Michigan Territory, in the counties of Brown and lowa; and all suits, process and pro ceedings, and all indictments and informations which shall be undetermined on the said third day of July, in the county courts of the several counties of Crawford, Brown, Iowa, Dubuque, Milwalke, and Des Moines, shail be transferred to be heard, tried, prosecuted, and determined, in the district courts hereby established, which may include the said counties.

SECTION 16. And be it further enacted, That all causes which shall have been or may be removed from the courts held by the additional judge for the Michigan Territory, in the counties of Brown and lowa, by appeal or otherwise, into the supreme court for the Territory of Michigan, and which shall be undetermined therein on the third day of July next, shall be certified by the clerk of the said supreme court, and transferred to the supreme court of said Territory of Wisconsin, there to be proceeded in to final determination, in the same manner that they might have been in the said supreme court of the Territory of Michigan.

SECTION 17. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five 85,000 for thepurthousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of

chase of a library any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by and under the direction of the Legislative Assembly of san Territory, in the purchase of a library for the accommodation of said Assembly, and of the supreme court hereby establisher

Approved 20th April, 1836.

Veseels licensed for the mackerel

ject to forfeitures,

1836. CHAP. 65. An ACT in addition to the act of the twenty-fourth of May, one

thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, entitled "An act to authorize the licensing of ressels to be employed in the mackerel fishery."

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represenfishery got sub- tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That vessels duly licensed under the provisions of " An act to authorize the licensing of vessels to be employed in the mackerel fishery," passed May twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, shall not be deemed or taken to be liable to the forfeitures imposed by the fifth and thirty-second sections of the act of Congress, approved the eighteenth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, entitled “An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulaiing the same," in consequence of any such vessel, whilst licensed as aforesaid, having been engaged in catching cod, or

fish of any other description whatever, Provided, however, That this act shall not be deemed or considered as authorizing or titling the owner or owners of any vessel licensed for the mackerel fishery, to receive the bounty allowed by law to vessels employed in the cod fishery. Approved 20th April, 1836.

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CHAP. 56. An ACT w prescribe the mode of paying pensions beretofore

granted by the United States. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representhe U. s. Bank i tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled; pay pensions, re. That all laws and parts of laws, authorizing or requiring the

Bank of the United States, or its branches to pay any pensions granted under the authority of the United States, shall be, and the same are hereby, repealed; and such payinenis shall be herereafter made, at such times and places, by such persons or corporations, and under such regulations, as the Secretary of War may direct ; but no compensation or allowance shall be made to such persons or corporations for making such parments, without authority of law.

Approved 20th April 1836.

CHAP. 57. An ACT making a further proria due for opreth Indian

beradies in Florida

$1,000,60.

[Sec. 1.] Be it eneste by the New.ule and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one million of dollars be, and the samne is liereby appropriated, out of any money in the 'Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in addition to former appropriations, for suppressing Indian hostilities in Florida, and that the same sha! te expenderi in the manner already provided for by law.

Approved, April 29, 1834).

CHAP. 68. An ACT to authorize the construction of a rail-road, through 1836.

lands of the United States in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Western Railroad corporation be, and they are hereby, authorized to construct a railroad on lands belonging to the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and take for the security and accommodation of said railroad, or the accommodation of the business thereof, a strip of land through or over said land of the United States, 'not exceeding eighty feet in width; Provided, That the location of said railroad, through Proviso. said land of the United States, shall be submitted to, and approved by the Secretary of War, prior to the construction thereof; And provided, alsó, That whenever said strip of land shall Proviso. cease to be improved for the purposes of a railroad, or the accommodation of the business thereof, that the saine shall revert to the United States.

Approved, April 29th, 1836.

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CHAP. 59. An ACT making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expen

ses of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

(Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasuiry, viz;

For compensation to the President and Vice President of the $60,000,
United States, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the
Treasury, the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy,
and the Postmaster General, sixty thonsand dollars.

For clerks and messengers in the office of the Secretary of $19,400; DepariState, nineteen thousand tour hundred dollars.

For clerks, machinist, and messenger in the Patent Office, five 86,400. thousand four hundred dollars.

For incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of $25,000, State, including the expense of publishing and distributing the laws, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For contingent and incidental expenses of the Patent Office, $2,000. two thousand dollars.

For the superintendent and watchmen of the northeast execu- 91,700, tive building, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For contingent expenses of said building, including fuel, labor, 83.32 oil

, repairs of the buildings, three thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

Por compensation to the clerks and messengers in the office #14,000. Treasu of the Secretary of the Treasury, fourteen thousand dollars.

For compensation to the First Comptroller of the Treasury, $3,500, three thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the clerks and messengers in the office of $18,500 the First Comptroller, eighteen thousand eight hundred and fifty

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