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1837. as aforesaid; or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, counterfeited, or utter, or publish, as true, any false, forged, or counterfeited Treasury notes, note, purporting to be a Treasury note as aforesaid, knowing the

same to be falsely forged or counterfeited, or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish, as true, any falsely altered Treasury note, issued as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely altered, every such person shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of felony, and being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned, and kept to hard labour, for a period not less than three years, nor more than ten years, and be fined in a sum not exceeding five thou

sand dollars. Imprisonment Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall for not less than make or engrave, or cause or procure to be made or engraved, than ten years, or shall have in his custody or possession any metallic plate, ceedinge no.000

, engraved after the similitude of any plate from which any notes for making or en issued as aforesaid shall have been printed, with intent to use ing to be made of such plate, or to cause or suffer the same to be used in forging having in possess or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid; or shall sion with intent have in his custody or possession any blank note or notes enlic plate engray-graved and printed after the similitude of any notes issued as litude of those aforesaid, with intent to use such blanks, or cause or suffer the

same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes Ort any blank issued as aforesaid; or shall have in his custody or possession used to making any paper adapted to the making of notes, and similar to the

paper upon which any such notes shall have been issued, with intent to use such paper, or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid; every such person, being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned, and kept to hard labour, for a term not less than three nor more than ten years,

and fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. The Secretary Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of of the Treasury the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to make and puche rules and issue, from time to time, such instructions, rules, and regularegulations as he tions to the several collectors, receivers of public money, depo

persons sitaries, and all others who may be authorized to receive the diversi freasury said Treasury notes on behalf of and as agents in any capacity notes on behald for the United States, as to the safe keeping, disposition, return,

and cancelling of the said notes so paid to and received by them respectively, and as to their accounts and returns to the Department of all such receipts as may seem to him best calculated to promote the public interests and convenience, and secure the United States and the holders of the said notes against fraud and losses. Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to reissue any of said notes, but upon the return of the said notes or

any of them to the Treasury the same shall be cancelled. Secretary of Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That it shall be, and the Treasury is hereby is, made the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to savement to be cause a statement to be published monthly, of the amount of published.

all Treasury notes issued or redeemed, in pursuance of the pro

to all

States.

Proviso.

visions of this act ; and that the power to issue Treasury notes 1837. conferred on the President of the United States by this act, Power confershall cease and determine on the thirty-first day of December, determine on the eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

31st December, Approved, October 12th, 1837.

1838.

able on the lak.

CHAP. 3. An ACT to regulate the Fees of District Attorneys in certain cases.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre- Extension of sentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assem-to be under such bled, That in all cases of extension of the time of payment of begiven by the bonds given for duties on imports, it shall be according to such Secretary of the directions as may be given by the Secretary of the Treasury; the extension of and the extension of payment of the old bond, or the taking of the taking of a new bond, shall be by the respective collectors subject to no by the collectors other charge than such as may be legally receivable on the subject to noorher taking of an original bond, upon the entry of merchandise. be legally receive

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no fee shall accrue ing of an original to any District Attorney on any bond left with him for collec- bono fee to ao tion, or in a suit commenced on any bond for the renewal of crime toujany Dis which provision is made by law, unless the party or parties bonds left for shall neglect to apply for such renewal for more than twenty suits commenced days after the maturity of such bond. Approved, October 12th, 1837.

provision is made by law, unleag the party neg. lects to apply for renewal for more than 20 days after

the maturity of CHAP. 4. An ACT to continue in force certain laws to the close of the next such bonds.

session of Congress, (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That all acts and parts of acts, or provisions contained All acts, de within any act, which, by the terms thereof, are made to expire at the termination of the first session of the twenty-fifth Congress, be, and the same are hereby, declared to continue in of that session force to the end of that session of Congress which shall com- mence or be in mence, or shall be in session, on the first Monday of December, Mon

cember, 1837. eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.

Approved, Octoberlzth, 1837.

on bonds for the renewal of which

at the close of the 1 ses. 25 Con. continued to end

CHAP. 5. An ACT to amend an Act, entitled “An Act to provide for the payment

of horses lost, or destroyed in the military service of the United States, approved January 18th, 1837."

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assem

Horses, &c bled, That any person who has turned over to the service of turned over to the United States, his horse, saddle, bridle, or equipments, by us. by order the order of the commanding general, or other commanding officer, to be paid officer, shall be paid the value thereof; That the claims pro- Claims to be vided for under this act shall be adjusted by the Third Auditor, d'audidor under

or

assent

the President.

This act and the act to which

ment to extend to mules.

Decisions to be

1837. under such rules as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War, rules prescribed with the assent of the President. This act, and the act to by War Sericht ander which this is an amendment, shall extend to mules as well as

to horses. Decisions under this act shall be recorded as they

are required to be recorded by the act aforesaid, and payment it is an amend. shall be made as is required by that act. This act shall extend

to cases where any person mentioned in the act to which this recorded,

a hd is an amendment shall have died in the service, and his horse, paymequiremade

, saddle, bridle, or equipments, shall have been turned over to an officer, or other person, for the benefit of the United States,

by order of the proper officer commanding, and not restored to mentioned in for the representative of the deceased or paid for by the United States.

JAMES K. POLK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

W. R. KING,

President of the Senate, pro tem. Approved, October 14th, 1837.

M. VAN BUREN.

act a foresaid.

This act ex. tended to cases where

mer act have died in service, and his horse, &c. been turned over to any per. son for the bene fit of U. S. without having been restored or paid for.

CHAP. 6. An ACT for the relief of D. P. Madison. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assemThe right to bled, That the President of the United States be, and he is countries, for her hereby, authorized and requested to cause to be executed, a manuseript', de grant and re-conveyance to Mrs. D. P. Madison, her executors, bates on the con- administrators, and assigns, of the right to publish in foreign nett avails of any countries, for her own benefit, the manuscript debates of the ordered by her, Convention which formed the Constitution of this Government, ed to Mrs. Mal as well as the nett avails of any such publication which may

have been ordered by her: Provided, however, That she shall not be allowed to withdraw from the possession of the Government either of the copies of said debates which accompanied her conveyance.

Approved, October 14th, 1837.

son.

Proviso.

CHAP. 7. An ACT making an additional appropriation for the suppression of

Indian hostilities for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assem91,600,000 ap-bled, That the further sum of one million six hundred thousand propriated.

dollars shall be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to

defray any expenses which have been or may be incurred, in To be expend. preventing or suppressing the hostilities of any Indians: to be tion und Secretary expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, conof War, conform formably to the acts of Congress of the nineteenth of March, March and 2 eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and the second of July, eighteen ació' cherein re- hundred and thirty-six, and of the acts therein referred to.

Approved, October 16th, 1837.

ferred to.

LO grant such fur.

the whole, on each, not exceed

became

Proviso.

merchandise in.

CHAP. 8. An ACT authorizing a further postponement of payment upon duty bonds. 1837.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re- of The Secretary presentatives of the United States of America in Congress authorized assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he iher extension of hereby is, authorized to grant such further extension of credit as shall make upon all bonds for duties now outstanding as shall make the whole extension of credit upon each bond nine months from the months from time when the original bond became due and payable, making ginal the extension in each case to depend upon the same conditions extension 10 de as to additional security, the payment of interest, and other pendiciupens the terms, which have been prescribed by the Treasury Depart- en vue meeste præs ment, to the extension of revenue bonds since May last: Pro-scribed by the vided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to in- ment to the ex: clude any existing bonds where the parties to the same have since May last. not, since the bonds became payable, given additional security, or made part payment, and are, by the proper officers of the Government, considered insolvent, or unsafe securities for the payment of their bonds.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a credit of three and A credit of 3 six months shall be allowed on the duty on all merchandise be allowed on

the duty on all which shall have been or may be imported on or before the first day of November next, upon which the duties are payable ported before List in cash, and that the bonds received for such duties shall be which the duties payable in equal instalments, bearing interest at the rate of six cash. The bonds per cent. per annum, and shall be in the form and upon the con- duties to be pay. ditions prescribed by existing laws and by this act.

able in qual inSec. 3. And be it further enacted, That where the security ingeres personagens in any bond which has been, or may hereafter be postponed, is the entirely satisfactory, the principal or sureties in the same shall cions prescribed not be disabled from being in the mean time, till the period of by Hansen postponement provided for by this act expires, received as prin-curity in bonds cipal or sureties in other bonds for duties, notwithstanding the tirely bond first given may not have been actualiy paid, discharged, pals or suretics or extended before or on the day it fell due: Provided, That abled from being, such principal and sureties shall be found, in all other respects, piston emrend of safe and satisfactory security for the funds to which they may provided for by be proposed as parties.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the operation of all in other bonds prior laws, and parts of laws, so far as inconsistent with this act, be suspended in the particulars in which they may conflict The operation with, or differ from, its provisions, until this act shall cease by a inconsistent its own limitations.

suspended. Approved, October 16th, 1837.

stalments, bear.

form and upon the condi.

When the se.

postponed is en

satisfac

received as prin

for duties.

Proviso.

this act,

CHAP. 9. An ACT for adjusting the remaining claims upon the late deposite banks.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, The Secretary authorized to continue to withdraw the public moneys now re-authorized

lo

banks that meet

of

of the Departmeni.

to neys

1837. maining in any of the former deposite banks, in a manner as continue to with-gradual and convenient to the institutions as shall be consistmoneys in the ent with the pecuniary wants of the Government, and the banks, in a wine safety of the funds thus to be drawn; and that no further inteneras, converest than that required by the deposite act of the twenty-third shall be consist of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, under wants of the Go which those deposites were made, shall be demanded of any terreno de bank which has met, and shall hereafter meet, the requisitions ther impresthan of the Department. This provision shall also extend to such act 230 June, public moneys as may remain in any of the said banks, whether manied of the standing to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States, or the requisitions

any disbursing or other public officer of the Government.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case of neglect This provision or refusal by any of the said banks to comply with the requisi

whether tions of the Secretary of the Treasury, as he shall make them, credit of the in conformity with the first section of this act, suits shall be inor any other oz stituted, where that has not already been done, to recover the ficer of the Go-amounts due to the United States, unless the defaulting bank

In case of any shall forthwith cause to be executed and delivered to the Secrecomplying with tary of the Treasury a bond, with security to be approved by be the secretary the Solicitor of the Treasury, to pay to the United States the of the Treasury whole moneys due from it in three instalments: the first to be stituted unless paid on the first day of July next, the second on the first day banks shall give of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, and the remaini

ing instalment on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and ney due in the thirty-nine; and the default mentioned in this act on which infirst to be paid terest is to commence at the rate of six per centum per annum, next, the second shall be understood to be the neglect or omission of said banks, tary, 199, and or any of them, to answer the drafts or requisitions of the ist Jury, ong: Secretary of the Treasury made on them according to the prowith interest and visions of the first section of this act; and interest thereon at damages.

the rate of six per centum per annum, from the time of default,
together with any damages which may have accrued to the
United States from protests of drafts drawn upon it, or from any
other consequence of its failure to fulfil its obligations to the
public treasury.

Approved, October 16th, 1837.

a bond to pay to the U.S. the ino

CHAP. 10. An ACT making further appropriations for the year eighteen hundred

and thirty-seven.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assem-
bled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby,
appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in

the Treasury, viz:
Pay and mile. For pay and mileage of the members of Congress and dele-
of Congress. gates, two hundred and forty-eight thousand five hundred

dollars. Contingent ex. For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other contingent er

age of members

the

1

penses of the Senate, thirty thousand dollars.

penses of Senate

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