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1836. tion, emoluments, duty, and authority, shall, in every respect,

be the same, in relation to the lands which may be disposed of at their offices, as are, or may be, provided by law relative to the registers and receivers of public money in the several offices

established for the sale of the public lands. Proper plats and SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the posited in the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, as soon as the same can

be done, to cause the proper plats of the surveys of the said districts to be deposited in the land offices intended for them, respectively ; and he is hereby authorized to allow and pay out of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands the reasonable expenses which may be incurred in carrying into effect the provisions of this act.

SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That the lands which

were ceded to the United States by the treaty made with the consin land district. federated tribes of Sac and, Fox Indians at Fort Armstrong, in

the State of Illinois, on the twenty-first day of September, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, be, and the same are hereby, attached to, and made a part of the Wisconsin land district, in the Terri. tory of Michigan ; and that said lands shall be liable to be surveyed and sold at Mineral Point, or wherever the President may direct, in the same manner as other public lands of the district.

SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, That this act shall on the 1st of Au- take effect and be in force from and after the first day of August next.

Approved, June 15th, 1836.

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CHAP. 99. An ACT to establish the northern boundary line ofthe State of Ohio

and to provide for the admission of the State of Michigan into the Union upon the conditions therein expressed.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Northern boun. That the northern boundary line of the State of Ohio shall be dary line.

established at, and shall be a direct line drawn from the southern extremity of Lake Michigan, to the most northerly cape of the Maumee (Miami) bay, after that line, so drawn, shall intersect the eastern boundary line of the State of Indiana ; and from the said north cape of the said bay, northeast to the boundary line between the United States and the province of Upper Canada, in Lake Erie; and thence, with the said last mentioned line, to its

intersection with the western line of the State of Pennsylvania. Constitution ac. SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the constitution septed.

and State Government which the people of Michigan have formed for themselves be, and the same is herehy, accepted, ratified, and confirmed ; and that the said State of Michigan shall be, and is hereby, declared to be one of the United States of America, and

is hereby admitted into the Union upon an equal footing with the Proviso. original States, in all respects whatsoever: Provided always,

and this admission is upon the express condition, that ihe said State shall consist of and have jurisdiction over all the territory included within the following boundaries, and over none other, to wit: Beginning at the point where the above described northern boundary of the State of Ohio intersects the eastern

boundary of the State of Indiana, and running thence with the 1836. said boundary line of Ohio, as described in the first section of this act, until it intersects the boundary line between the United States and Canada, in Lake Erie; thence, with the said boundary line between the United States and Canada through the Detroit river, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior, to a point where the said line last touches Lake Superior; thence, in a direct line through Lake Superior, to the mouth of the Montreal river; thence through the middle of the main channel of the said river Montreal, to the middle of the Lake of the Desert; thence, in a direct line to the nearest head water of the Menomonie river; thence, through the middle of that fork of the said river tirst touched by the said line, to the main channel of the said Menomonie river ; thence, down the centre of the main channel of the same, to the centre of the most usual ship channel of the Green bay of Lake Michigan ; thence, through the centre of the most usual ship channel of the said bay to the middle of Lake Michigan ; thence, through the middle of Lake Michigan, to the northern boundary of the State of Indiana, as that line was established by the act of Congress of the nineteenth of April, eighteen hundred and sixteen; thence, due east, with the north boundary line of the said State of Indiana, to the northeast corner thereof; and thence, south, with the east boundary line of Indiana, to the piace of beginning.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That, as a compliance The boundary to with the fundamental condition of admission contained in the of a convention. last preceding section of this act, the boundaries of the said State of Michigan, as in that section described, declared, and established, shall receive the assent of a convention of delegates elected by the people of said State, for the sole purpose of giving the assent herein required; and as soon as the assent herein required shall be given, the President of the United States shall announce the same by proclamation ; and thereupon, and without any further proceeding on the part of Congress, the admission of the said State into the Union, as one of the United States of America, on an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever, shall be considered as complete, and the Senators and Representatives who have been elected by the said State as its representative in the Congress of the United States, shall be entitle to take their seats in the Senate and House of Representatives respectively, without further delay.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this vacant and un act contained, or in the admission of the said State into the ved to the Ucited Union as one of the United States of America upon an equal footing with the original States in all respects whatever, shall be so construed or understood as to confer upon the people, Legislature, or other authorities of the said State of Michigan, any anthority or right to interfere with the sale by the United States, and under their authority, of the vacant and unsold lands within the limits of the said State, but that the subject of the public lands, and the interests which may be given to the said State therein, shall be regulated by future action between Con

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gress, on the part of the United States, and the said State, or the authorities thereof. And the said State of Michigan shall in no case and under no pretence whatsoever, impose any tax, assessment or imposition of any description upon any of the lands of the United States within its limits.

Approved, June 15th, 1836.

CHAP. 100. An ACT for the admission of the State of Arkansas into the

Union, and to provide for the duo execution of the laws of the United States, within the same, and for other purposes.

Whereas, the people of the Territory of Arkansas, did, on the thirtieth day of January in the present year by a convention of delegates, called and assembled for that purpose, form for themselves a constitution and State Government, which constitution and State Government, so formed, is republican : and whereas, the number of inhabitants within the said Territory exceeds forty-seven thousand seven hundred persons, computed according to the rule prescribed by the constitution of the United States; and the said convention have, in their behalf, asked the Congress of the United States to adınit the said Territory into the Union as a State, on an equal footing with the original States :

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the United States of America in Congress assembleil, That the State of Arkansas shall be one, and is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever, and the said State shall consist of all the territory included within the following boundaries, to wit; beginning in the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river, on the parallel of thirty-six degrees north latitude, running from thence west, with the said parallel of latitude, to the Saint Francis river; thence up the middle of the main channel of said river to the parallel of thirty-six degrees thirty minutes north; from thence west to the southwest corner of the State of Missouri ; and from thence to be bounded on the west, to the north bank of Red river, hy the lines described in the first article of the treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation of Indians west of the Mississippi, made and concluded at the city of Washington, on the 26th day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight; and to be bounded on the south side of Red river by the Mexican boundary line, to the northwest corner of the State of Louisiana ; thence east, with the Louisiana State line, to the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river; thence up the middle of the main channel of the said river, to the thirty-sixth degree of north latitude, the point of beginning.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That until the next general census shall be taken, the said State shall be entitled to one representative in the House of Representatives of the United States.

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Section 3. And be it further enacted, That all the laws of 1836. the United States, which are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect within the said State of Arkansas, as elsewhere within the United States.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the said State District court of shall be one judicial district, and be called the Arkansas district;

the United States. and a district court shall be held therein, to consist of one judge, who shall reside in the said district, and be called a district judge. He shall hold at the seat of Government of the said State, two sessions annually, on the first Mondays of April and November; and he shall, in all things, have and exercise the same jurisdiction and powers which were by law, given to the judge of the Kentucky district under an act entitled “ An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States.” He shall appoint a clerk for the said district court, who shall reside and keep the records of the court at the place of holding the same; and shall

, receive for the services performed by him, the same fees to which the clerk of the Kentucky district is entitled for similar services.

SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That there shall be Salary allowed to the judge of the said district court, the annual com

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judge. pensation of two thousand dollars, to commence from the date of his appointment, to be paid quarter-yearly at the Treasury of the United States.

Section 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be Alterney to be ap appointed in the said district, a person learned in the law, to act pointed: as attorney for the United States, who shall, in addition to his stated fees, be paid by the United States two hundred dollars, as a full compensation for all extra services.

Section 7. And be it further enacted, That a marshal Marshal. shall be appointed for the said district who shall perform the same duties, be subject to the same regulations and penalties, and be entitled to the same fees, as are prescribed to marshals in other districts; and he shall moreover, be entitled to the sum of two hundred dollars annually, as a compensation for all extra services.

SECTION 8. And be it further enacted, That the State of Ar- Public lands_rekansas is admitted into the Union upon the express condition, served to the Unithat the people of the said State shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the public lands within the said State, nor shall they levy a tax on any of the lands of the United States within the said State ; and nothing in this act shall be construed as an assent by Congress to all or to any of the propositions contained in the ordinance of the said convention of the people of Arkansas, nor to deprive the said State of Arkansas of the same grants, subject to the same restrictions, which were made to the State of Missouri by virtue of an act entitled “An act to anthorize the people of the Missouri Territory to form a constitution and State government, and for the admission of such Siate into the Union, on an equal footing with the original States, and to prohibit slavery in certain Territories," approved the sixth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

Approved, June 15th, 1836.

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1836. CHAP. 101. An ACT for the relief of Albert Pawling, a colonel in the revolu

tionary war. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, Benefits of the ac: That the benefits of the provisions of the act entitled “ An act he extended' w for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army

of the revolution," passed May fifteenth, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, be extended to Albert Pawling, a colonel in the revolutionary war; and that he be paid and accounted with, in the same manner as if he had already complied with the requisitions of the fourth section thereof; to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That in paying and accounting with the said Albert Pawling, any sums paid to him under the act of June seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled " An act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution," be first deducted, and any further payments under the last mentioned act shall cease and be discontinued.

Approved, 15th June, 1836.

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CHAP. 102. An ACT for the relief of Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of Lieu

tenant Richard Wilde, deceased. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Allowance to be That there be paid, out of any money in the Treasury not othermade to her.

wise appropriated, to Elizabeth Robinson, daughter and only surviving heir of Richard Wilde, deceased, late a lieutenant in the army of the Revolution, the amount to which the said Wilde would have been entitled, had he applied for, and been allowed, a pension for total disability from the day of his resignation to the time of his death, from the twelfth day of August, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, to the first day of August one thousand seven hurdred and eighty-six.

Approved, June 15th, 1836.

CHAP. 103. An ACT for the relief of Orris Gay. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, To be placed os Thai the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, directed to place

the name of Orris Gay on the list of invalid pensioners, and to cause him to be paid, as other pensioners on said list, at the rate of eight dollars per month, from and after the eleventh day of ny, eighteen hundred and thirty-three.

Approved, 15th June, 1836.

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