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A beacon-light on the lower end of Big island, near the foot 1838. of the rapids of the Maumee river.
Big island. IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. A light-boat with one or more lights, on the shoals below or Tar river. in the vicinity of, Tar river.
A light-boat of increased size at Brant island, in lieu of the Brant island. one now stationed at said island.
A light-boat to be stationed off Bluff point in Albermarle Bluff point. sound.
IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Port Royal bar. A light-boat on Port Royal bar; two buoys in Port Royal Port Royal sound; a light-house on the south point of Otter island, in St. sound. Helena sound; a beacon-light on Marsh island, at the head of said sound; and such beacons and buoys as may be necessary North and Souda in the North and South Edisto sounds. For erecting bouys on St. Helena bar, one thousand dollars.
IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA. A light-house on Cedar point, and buoys between Cedar Cedar point. point and Lake Borgne.
IN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.
IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN.
A light-house at the mouth of the river Maskegon, Lake Maskegon. Michigan.
A light-house at the mouth of St. Mary's river, on Lake St. Mary's riHuron. A light-house at Stony Point, on Lake Erie.
Stony Point. A light-house at the mouth of Clinton river, on Lake St. Clair. Clinton river. A light-house at the mouth of North Black river, Lake North Michigan.
A light-house at the mouth of South Black river, Lake South Michigan.
IN THE TERRITORY OF WISCONSIN. A light-house at the mouth of Sauk river, in Lake Michigan. Sauk river. A light-house at Southport, on lake Michigan.
Southport. A light-house at the mouth of Kewaumee river, on Lake Kewaumeeriver. Michigan.
IN THE TERRITORY OF FLORIDA. Two light-houses on the two Tortugas islands, as substitutes 'Tortugas islands. for the present light-house on Bush key.
report to Con. gress.
1838. A light-house at Cape St. Blas, near the entrance to the Cape St. Blas. Saint Joseph bay. Egmont key.
A light-house on Egmont key, Tampa bay.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where All places al appropriations are made in this act for the erection of new lightauons are made houses, or new light-boats to be established at places not before new light-houses authorized by law, all such places shall first be carefully ex
De amined, and the most suitable site selected; and the persons carefully exa- making the surveys for proposed works in the last preceding Persutis making section of this act, shall report to the Secretary of the Treasury to the Sec. upon which of said sites, if any, the safety of navigation and
the public interests require the work proposed for it, and also, a plan and estimate in detail of the expense of each work so re
quired, including the necessary buildinys to be connected thereSec. Treas, to with. And it shall be the duty of said Secretary to communi
cate the reports thus made to Congress within the first week of
the session thereof in December next. And the expense of said See. Treas, au- surveys is hereby authorized to be paid by the Secretary of the the surveys, &c. Treasury out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap
propriated, the same having been first adjusted and allowed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the old light-houses Treasury be, and hereby is, authorized to discontinue at his diskirk and cieve cretion, the old light-houses at Oswego, Dunkirk and Cleveland, lave do it and cause and cause the sites belonging to the United States of the old old light-houses light-houses at Cleaveland, on Lake Erie, and at Buffalo, in the and Butfalo w State of New York, to be sold for such prices, respectively, as
he shall deem the same to be worth, and the proceeds of such
sales to be paid into the Treasury. $2000 appropri- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two
thousand dollars be, and hereby is, appropriated to enable the Chinc e5th Aud’rs Secretary of the Treasury to employ two additional clerks in
the Fifth Auditor's office. $ 1500 appropri. SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the sum of fifteen ihe Secretary of hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated, to enable the cause the coase Secretary of the Navy to cause such a special examination of bortween the Mis the coast between the mouths of the Mississippi and Sabine bine rivers to be rivers, and the intermediate harbors, bays, and bayous as may examined, &c.
be necessary to fix suitable locations for light-houses and other improvements, which may give a more safe and ready access to the said harbors, bays, bayous, and rivers.
Approved, July 7th, 1838.
Sec. Treas. may discontinue the
ated for two addi. tional clerks in
CHAP. 181. An ACT to establish a new judicial district in the Territory of Florida
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as
or sembled, That all the territory included within the present Franklin, Wash: boundaries of the counties of Franklin, Washington, and Jackson to constitute son, in the Territory of Florida, shall constitute a new judicial la judicial dis district, to be called the Appalachicola district, the judge of
ed. Jurisdiction, and
which shall reside at the town of Appalachicola, or at the town 1833. of St. Joseph's in said district.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a judge, marshal, "Judyr, marshal, and district attorney shall be appointed in said district, having and to create
ney be appoint. the same jurisdiction, powers, duties, and liabilities, in all respects, as are now possessed by the judges of the superior powers of, &c. courts, respectively, in the Territory of Florida, and the said marshal is hereby required to give the same bonds that other marshals are required to give under the laws of the United States and the Territory of Florida, to be approved of and recorded as now directed by law.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said courts Time of holdshall be holden at the times and places now established by law ing courts. in said district, until changed by the Legislative Council of said Territory, and all process, executed by and returnable to process already said courts as a part of the district of West Florida, as hereto- issued, &c. fore organized, shall be as effectual in law as if the said district had not been changed; and it shall be the duty of the present marshal of the district of West Florida to execute all process now in his hands, and he shall be responsible in like manner as if this act had not passed.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the judge, marshal, Salaries, fees, and district attorney shall have the same salaries, fees, and lion or he judge, compensation as are allowed and paid to the other judges, mar-marshal, and disshals and district attorneys in said Territory under the laws of the United States, or the Territory of Florida, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, July 7th, 1838.
regular terms of the district court in euch
CHAP. 182. An ACT to increase and regulate the terms of the circuit and district
courts for the northern district of the State of New York. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be four regular terms of the district Four court of the United States for the northern district of the State of New York in each year; one of which, to commence year. on the third Tuesday in January, shall be held in the city of Third Tuesday
in January at AlAlbany; and one to commence on the second Tuesday in July, bany.
Second Tueg. shall be held at the city of Utica; and one to commence on day in July at Ulithe third Tuesday of May, shall be held at the city of Roches-carh
Third Tuesday ter ; and one to commence on the second Tuesday of October, eine stay at Roshall be held at the city of Buffalo. And there shall also be Second Tursheld one other term annually, at such time and in such place Butalo. within the counties of St. Lawrence, Clinton, or Franklin, as the judge of said district shall from time to time appoint, by a lies of st. Lawnotice of at least forty days, to be published in the State paper Franklin of the State of New York, which latter term shall be held only To be held only for the trial of issues of fact arising within the said three last- sues or fact arismentioned counties; but nothing herein contained shall prevent counties. the judge of said court from holding special terms thereof at Special terms
day in October at
One other term within the coun.
may be held.
For trying all
Eastern divi. sion.
Where the is.
arising in the northern or easi.
1838. the places above specified, or at any other places in said district,
in addition to said regular terms, when he shall deem it necessary.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the term of the cirnow held annu.cuit court for the said northern district, now required by law to be held at Canan be held annually at Albany on the second Tuesday of June, be Tuesulay next as hereafter held at Canandaigua, in the county of Ontario, on the day of June in Tuesday next after the third Monday of June in each year.
Sec. 3. And be il further enacted, That, for the purpose of jeguesor fact the trying all issues of fact, triable by a jury in the district court of Buluivided into the United States for the northern district of New York, the
said district shall be subdivided into three divisions, as follows, to wit: all that part of said district lying westward of the west
lines of the counties of Cayuga, Tompkins, and Tioga, shall The western di-constitute the western division; the counties of St. Lawrence, Northern divi. Franklin, and Clinton, shall constitute the northern division;
and all the remainder of the district shall constitute the eastern
division. And all such issues of fact shall be tried at a term pues of fact shall of said court to be held in the division where the cause of
action may have arisen, unless the said court, for good cause Issues of lact in the circuit court, shown, shall order such issue to be tried elsewhere. And all
issues of fact in the said circuit court to be tried by a jury, ern division to be where the cause of action may have arisen in the northern or tried al Albany.
eastern division aforesaid, shall be tried at the term of said All other issues circuit court to be held at Albany, and all other issues of fact al Canaulaigua. in said circuit court to be tried by a jury, where the cause of
action may have arisen in the western division of said district, shall be tried at the term of said circuit court to be held at Canandaigua. But noihing herein contained shall prevent either
of said courts, by general rule, from regulating the venue of Venue of tran- transitory actions, and from changing the same for a good sitory actions.
cause to be shown.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all issues now pendpending, where
ing in either of said courts shall be tried at the places above tieil, &c.
prescribed for holding such court, unless otherwise ordered by said court, in pursuance of the authority given in the last section; and no process issued or proceedings pending in either of said courts shall be avoided or impaired by this change of the time and place of holding such court ; but all process, bail bonds, and recognizances, returnable at the next term of either of said courts, shall be returnable and returned to the said court next held according to this act, in the same mavner as if so made returnable on the face thereof, and shall have full effect accordingly; and all continuances may be made to conformn to the provisions of this act.
Approved, July 7th, 1838.
All issues now
CHAP. 183. An ACT ceding to the State of Ohio the interest of the United States
in a certain road within that State. (Sec. 1.) Be it enncled, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as
sembled, That all right or title of the United States, acquired by 1838. the treaty of Brownstown, in a certain road from the foot of the Title of the U. rapids of the Miami of the Lake to the western line of the Con- s. in a certain necticut Western reserve be, and the same is hereby, granted to the State of Ohio the State of Ohio.
Approved, July 7th, 1838.
and company of
due in the month
CHAP. 184. An ACT to authorize the sale of certain bonds belonging to the United
States. [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, Sec. Treas. auauthorized to sell upon ihe best terms he can command for thorized to sell money in hand in the markets of this or of any foreign country, held on the US as upon inquiry he shall find most for the interest the United sident, directors, States, the two bonds held by the United States against the the Bank president, directors, and company of the Bank of the United by Pennsylvania
, States,” chartered by the State of Pennsylvania, which will which will fall fall due in the month of September, in the year one thousand September, eight hundred and thirty-nine, and one thousand eight hundred 1839, and 1840. and forty, being the two last of four several bonds, dated on the tenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyseven, given to secure the payment of the sum of one million nine hundred and eighty-six thousand, five hundred and eightynine dollars and four cents each, with interest upon each bond, at the rate of six per centum per annum, from the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six until paid, the said four bonds having been received by the United States as security for the final payment of the stock held by the United States, in the late Bank of the United States, chartered by Congress, and to execute under his hand and the seal of his office, To execute suit to the purchaser or purchasers of the said bonds, suitable and able and propen
assignmenis. proper assignments to transfer to the said purchaser or purchasers, his, her, or their representatives, or assigns, all the right, title and interest of the United States, of, in, and to the money due and to become due upon the bonds sold and assigned in pursuance of this act : Provided, That no sale of either of the said bonds shall be made upon terms less favorable to the United States than the par value of the boud sold, at the time of sale, calculated according to the rules for estimating the par value of securities upon which interest has run for a time, but which securities have not reached maturity.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all money received All money me upon the sale of the said bonds, shall be immediately paid into ceived that some the Treasury of the United States, or placed to the credit of the the Treasury, cu Tre isurer thereof in some proper depository, in the same man-credit
Treasurer, &c. ner that other moneys, received for dues to the Government, are by law, directed to be paid into the Treasury.
Approved, July 7th, 1838.