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Given under my hand at the City of Washington, this four[L. s.]
teenth day of June, A. D. 1837, and of the Independ-
MARTIN VAN BUREN.
Secretary of State.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION. WHEREAS, by an act of Congress of the United States of the The President twenty-fifth of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, 13th July, 1832 entitled “An act to exempt the vessels of Portugal from the payment of duties of tonnage,” it was enacted as follows: “No yessels are sub duties upon tonnage shall be hereafter levied or collected of payment or tonthe vessels of the Kingdom of Portugal: Provided, always, Portugal, to de That whenever the President of the United States shall be satis- and Portuguese fied that the vessels of the United States are subjected, in the lesse duches pay ports of the kingdom of Portugal, to payment of any duties of payable as if the tonnage, he shall, by proclamation, declare the fact, and the passed. duties now payable by vessels of that kingdom shall be levied and paid as if this act had not been passed.”
And whereas, satisfactory evidence has been received by me, Satisfied that not only that the vessels of the United States are subjected in sels are subjected the ports of the said Kingdom of Portugal to payment of du- c. those duties, ties of tonnage, but that a discrimination exists in respect to those duties against the vessels of the United States:
Now, THEREFORE, I, MARTIN VAN BUREN, President of the United States of America, do hereby declare that fact, and pro- claims that For. claim that the duties payable by vessels of the said Kingdom have se of Portugal on the twenty-fifth day of May, one thousand eight ties now payabia hundred and thirty-two, shall henceforth be levied and paid as not been passed. if the said act of the twenty-fifth of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, had not been passed. Given under my hand at the City of Washington the eleventh
day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-
M. VAN BUREN.
Secretary of State.
Declares the fact
PREPARED IN OBEDIENCE TO AN ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF JULY 14, 1832.
Appropriation, additional, for suppression of Indian hostilities for
the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven Appropriations, further, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven
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Fees of district attorneys, act to regulate
shall cease to be levied in the ports of the United States,
act to amend an act providing payment for; approved January
suppression of, for the year one thousand eight hundred and
thirty-seven Indian title to all the lands between the State of Missouri and Missouri river, extinguishment of, [Appendix]
Madison, D. P., act for relief of
horses lost or destroyed in; approved January 18th, 1837 Missouri, State of, proclamation of the president of the United
States, extending western boundary of, to Missouri river, [Appendix]
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Portugal, kingdom of; duties payable by vessels of said kingdom
shall be levied and paid, as if the act of 25th of May, 1832, had
not passed, [Appendix] Postage on letters sent by Express mail to be paid in advance Postponement of fourth instalment of deposite with the States
further, of payment upon duty bonds
that the tonnage duty on the vessels of the king-
Treasury notes, act to authorize the issuing of
Majesty Seyed Syeed Bin, Sultan of Muscat, and his
dependencies, 21st September, 1833, [Appendix)
Siam, 20th March, 1833, [Appendix]
close of second session of