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STATE OF MARYLAND.
For a light-house on a proper site on Sharp's island, in the okin, Annames Chesapeake bay, five thousand dollars; for placing buoys on the ad Wicomico rivers Nantičoke, Manokin, Annamessex, Pocamoke, and Wicorivers, liooper's
Caley's mico, Hooper's and Cajey's straits, and Tangier and Pocamoko girer tant poca: sounds, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, in addimuke sounds. tion to a former appropriation ; for erecting a light-house at Love
Point, in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated, one thousand dollars.
STATE OF VIRGINIA.
Hog island. For the erection of a light-house on the south end of Hog
island, on the Atlantic coast, five thousand dollars; for a lightYork River spit. boat on York River spit, or a light-house, ten thousand dollars.
For removing the light-house at Old Point Comfort into Fortress Chesapeake. Monroe, six thousand dollars; for a light-house in the ChesaDay's point.
peake, eight thousand dollars; for a light-house at Day's point,
on James river, five thousand dollars, for a light-boat, or lightPotomac river, house in the Potomac river between Mathias point, i Virginia be wond Mary: and Maryland point, in the State of Maryland; Provided, On land points. inquiry, the Secretary of the Treasury shall deem such light ne
cessary to the sase and uninterrupted navigation of that section
of the river Potomac, ten thousand dollars; for a new light-boat Chesapeake bay. in the Chesapeake bay, eight thousand dollars; for a light-house Potomac creek. at the mouth of Potomac creek, five thousand dollars.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
For a light-house off Powell's point, Albemarle sound, five Pederal point
. thousand dollars; for rebuilding a light-house at Federal point, Pea island. five thousand dollars; for a light-house on Pea island, near New
inlet, five thousand dollars; for building a new light-boat at Long shoal. Long shoal, in Pamlico sound, ten thousand dollars.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
St. Helena and
For light-houses or light boats in the inlets of Saint Helena
and Port Royal, twenty thousand dollars, for the construction of Charleston har. five beacon-lights in Charleston harbor, six thousand dollars, in
addition to the appropriation of the last session; the location of said lights to be changed, if deemed expedient by the Secretary of the Treasury.
STATE OF GEORGIA.
Cumber land island.
For a light-house on the north end of Little Cumberland island, eight thousand dollars ; for the erection of a light-house on the north end of Jekyl island, eight thousand dollars. For the placing of buoys, and beacons, to render the entrance to the harbor of Brunswick secure and easy at all times, ten thousand dollars. For
Brunswick har. bor.
a light-house on Sapaelo island and for placing buoys and bea 1837. cons at Doboy bar, and Sapaelo bar, for the purpose of rendering Dubuy bar, and safe and secure an entrance at all times to the city of Darien, five Sia paelo bar. thousand dollars; for a floating light to be anchored within Mar- Martin's Industin's Industry, ten thousand dollars.
STATE OF ALABAMA,
For placing buoys in the harbor of Mobile, six hundred dol- Mobile harbor. lars, for the erection of a light-house on Sand island opposite Sand island. Mobile point, ten thousand dollars.
STATE OF OHIO,
For a light-house on Turtle island, at the entrance of Mau- Turtle is la 1d. mee bay, in Lake Erie, eight thousand dollars; for a beaconlight on a proper site near the entrance of the harbor.of Sandus- Sandusky bay ky bay, two thousand five hundred dollars; for a beacon-light at or near Manhattan, three thousand dollars; for additional buoys to mark the channel at the mouth of the Miami of Lake Erie, Miami, and Mauand across Maumee bay, two hundred dollars; for a light-house on the south side of Cunningham island, in Lake Erie, three Cunningham thousand dollars.
STATE OF INDIANA,
For a light-house at City West harbor, five thousand dollars, City West har to complete the light-house at Michigan City, three thousand Michigan City. dollars.
STATE OF LOUISIANA.
For a beacon-light at or near the southwest pass of Vermillion Vermillion bay. bay, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the pass between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, six thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house, and a house for the keeper, train and Mau on Saint Joseph's island, in Lake Borgne, twelve thousand dol- st. Joseph's isllars; for placing two buoys at Dolphin Island pass, two buoys at voiphin Island Pass Marianne, two buoys at Pass Christian, and two buoys at pais Pass Mas Heron pass, fifteen hundred dollars; for beacons and light-houses Christian, and at the entrance of the harbor recently constructed on Lake Pontchartrain, at the canal above New Orleans, twenty-five thousand Lake Ponchardollars; for erecting a light-house on Lake Pontchartrain, at the mouth of the Bayou Saint John, ten thousand dollars; for bea- Bayou St. John. cons and light-houses at Port Pontchartrain, in addition to the Port Pon:charsum heretofore appropriated, twenty thousand dollars.
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI.
For the erection of a light-house at the mouth of Pearl river, Pearl river. in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated, five thousand dollars.
STATE OF MICHIGAN.
Grand river. For a light-house on a proper site at the mouth of Grand
river, five thousand dollars; for a light house at a proper site at
the mouth of Detroit river, five thousand dollars; for a lightWindmill island. house on Windmill island, at the outlet of Lake St Clair, five Saginaw river. thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of Sag
inaw river, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at Wagooshance, or Wagooshance, or Fox point, on the Straits of Michilimackinac,
five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of Kalamazoo rir. Kalamazoo river, five thousand dollars.
TERRITORY OF FLORIDA.
For a light-house on the most suitable site at or near the east Appalachicola entrance from the Gulf of Mexico into Appalachicola bay, to be
selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, ten thousand dollars : St. Joseph's bay. for a light house at the entrance of Saint Joseph's bay, ten thouSt. Joseph's riv. sand dollars : for three buoys at the mouth of Saint John's river,
one thousand dollars; for buoys to mark the channel from the Anpalachicola eastern pass into Appalachicola bay to the town of Appalachi
cola, one thousand dollars; for a light-boat to be stationed at the Key West. north west passage, twelve miles from Key West, ten thousand
dollars; for buoys at the northwest passage and harbor of Key
West, eight hundred dollars : for a light-house on the north Amelia island. point of Amelia island, eight thousand dollars; for rebuilding Mosquito inlet. and changing the location of the lighthouse at Mosquito inlet,
seven thousand dollars; for placing buoys on a rock in the outer harbor of Key West, five hundred dollars; for securing the foundation of the light-house on Sand Key, and for the attendance of a boat procured by the late keeper, one thousand six
hundred and twenty dollars; for rebuilding the light house at Cape Florida. Cape Florida, ten thousand dollars; for a light house on CarreyCarreyforce rees, force reef on the southeastern extremity of the coast of Florida
twenty thousand dollars.
TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN.
Milwaukce river. For erecting a light-house at the mouth of Milwaukee river,
five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of
the Manitowac river, five thousand dollars; for a light-house at Chipewazar. Chipewagan, five thousand dollars: for erecting a light-house at
the entrance of Green bay, five thousand dollars; for erecting a
light-house at Root river, five thousand dollars. Before any of the SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That before any of the are" commenc. improvements aforesaid are commenced the Board of Navy Comred, the Board of missioners shall canse an examination to be made for the pursioners to cause pose of ascertaining whether the safety of navigation requires to be made, de any additional facilities, and if so what is most suitable for each and report place needing such additional facilities, and thereupon to report ilae Treasury their opinion in regard to all such places as speedily as may be
to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall proceed with the 1837. works so recommended. But if, the said board after causing such examination to be made, shall be of opinion that of any said improvements are not needed to facilitate the navigation, or that the navigation is so inconsiderable as not to justify the proposed works, or that the same are inexpedient from any cause, no further proceeding shall be had, and their opinions with the facts shall be reported to Congress.
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of Secretary of the the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to adopt the im- adopt the im. provements in lamps and lanterns of light-houses, and the mode lamp, dec, inof warming the same, invented by Isaac Dunham, if, in his opin- vened by Isaac ion, after due examination, and trial thereof, (if necessary,) said certain condi. improvements shall be deemed of utility in respect to the saving of expense, in repairs and support, or in respect to improving the lights: Provided the right to adopt said improvements in the Proviso. light-houses and light-boats of the United States can be obtained on terms which the Secretary shall deem reasonable.
Approved, March 3d, 1837.
CHAP. 41. An ACT to authorize and sanction the sales of reserves, provided for Creek Indians in the treaty of March twenty-four, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, in certain cases, 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 President of the United States may, and he is hereby Those authorized to, cause all the reserves belonging to the Creek In- unsold on 4tk dians by virtue of the provisions of the treaty of March twenty- be sold at pub? fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, which shall remain lic auction, &c. unsold on the fourth day of April next, to be sold at public auction in the Creek country; after giving at least sixty days notice of the time, place and terms of sale in the public prints, and to cause patents to be issued to the purchasers of said reserves.
Section. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of Confirmation of the United States may, and he is hereby authorized to, confirm widow, &c. of the sales by the widow, the widow and children, the children, who have nor or the lawful administrator of Creek Indians who have died, or may die before
4th April next, who may die, prior to the fourth day of April next, without &c. having legally disposed of said reserves, and to receive the purchase-money, or such portions of it as may not have been paid to the persons entitled to it, and to cause patents to be issued therefor to the purchasers “ Provided, That sales made by Proviso. lawful administrators shall be entitled to a preference over sales made by widows and children”
SECTION. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President Payment may, and he is hereby authorized to, pay the persons entitled may bo receiv. thereto, the money which may be received from the purchasers chaserg under of reserves under the authority given in the two preceding sec
preceding tions, at such times and in such amounts as he shall deem best sections, &c. for the parties concerned ; or, if he think proper, to invest the
authority given in
1837. whole or any part of said purchase-money in stocks, and pay
the interest to the persons entitled, in such amounts, and in such
manner, as, in his opinion, will be most advantageous for them : Proviso.
Provided, That he may cause the principal of the sum or sums
so invested to be paid to the persons entitled thereto, whenever Further proviso. he may think proper : And provided, further, That the pro
visions of this act shall be executed under such regulations and
restrictions as the President may prescribe.. President
Section. 4. And be it further enacted, That it may be lawper acre to be ful for the President of the United States to cause the sum of Creek Indians, one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre to be paid to the Creek
Indians, whose names were omitted to be entered on the censusroll taken under the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and to those whose names appear on said roll, but for whom no locations have been made, who shall appear, from proper evidence, to be justly entitled to reservations under the provisions of said treaty ; Provided, That the sums thus payable under this section may be invested in stocks upon the same terms and conditions, and under the same regulations and restrictions as are
herein before prescribed in respect to moneys payable under the Further proviso first and second sections of this act, Provided further, That
no transfer by the person entitled under this section shall be valid.
SECTION. 5. And be it further enacted, That, for the puract into pose of carrying into effect the provisions of the three first sec
tions of this act, the sum of ten thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, together with such sum as may be necessary to carry into effect the fourth section thereof.
Approved, March 3d, 1837.
Money appropriaied to carry this effect.
CHAP. 42. An ACT explanatory of the act entitled An act granting half-pay
to widows and orphans where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes.
[Sec. 1] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represen
tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The benefits of That the benefits of the third section of the act entitled " An act withheld granting half-pay to widows and orphans, where their husbands
con and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service sequence of her of the United States, and for other purposes," approved the fourth having married
day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall not be withheld from any widow, in consequence of her having married
after the decease of the husband for whose services she may Proviso. , claim to be allowed a pension or annuity under said act: Pro
vided, That she was a widow at the time it was passed.
SECTION. 2. And be it further enacted, That the widow of tinued in ser: any person who continued in the service of the United States vice for 34 No: until the third day of November, seventeen hundred and eighty; and were be three, and was married before that day, and while her husband
Approved, March 3d, 1837.
Widows of rer. sons who con.