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1838. sembled, That, after the tenth day of April next, it shall be unUnlawful, after lawful for any individual, company, or corporation, to issue, w issue, pass, or pass, or offer to pass, within the District of Columbia, any note, ulter to pass in check, draft, bank-bill, or any other paper currency, of a less note

, &c. less denomination than five dollars, and if any person or corporation Violations or shall violate the provisions of this section, the person so offend. rendar the offen. ing, or, in case of any corporation so offending, the officers of

any such corporation for the time being, shall be liable to indici

ment by the grand jury of the county within the District where To be fined, the offence shall have been committed; and the person so offendupon concoctioning, or the officers of the corporation so offending, shall, on con

viction thereof, be fined in a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, at Disposition or the discretion of the court, for every offence, one-half of said

fine shall be paid to the prosecutor, the other half shall be for the use of the county where the offence shall have been committed : Provided, That should the prosecutor offer himself, or be admitted, as a witness for the prosecution, he shall forfeit all claim to any part of the penalty, and the whole shall go to the county, and the court shall give judgment accordingly; and the person so offending, and the officers of any corporation, shall also be liable to pay the amount of any note, bill, check, draft

, or other paper, constituting part of such currency, to any holder thereof, with all costs incident to the protest and legal collection thereof, with fifty per cent. damages for non-payment on de mand, to be recovered by action of debt; and in case of judg. ment for the plaintiff, execution thereon shall be had forthwith; and it shall be the duty of the district attorney of the District of Columbia to commence prosecutions against all persons and every corporation offending against this section, of which he shall have knowledge or probable information ; and, in case of corporations, the prosecution shall be against the president of any director or cashier thereof, for the time being; and it shall be the duty of the grand jurors to present all such offences of which they shall have knowledge or probable information ; and, that no member of a grand jury shall be ignorant of his duty in this particular, it shall be the duty of the court having cognizance of all offences against this section to give the same in charge to the grand juries at the commencement of the term after the passage of this act.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the this past and is passage of this act, it shall be unlawful for any individual, comare din novo, espany, or corporation, to issue, de novo, or knowingly to pass, or pass, &c. any procure to be issued, passed or circulated, within the District theo : Which aforesaid, any note, check, bank-bill, or other paper medium, of shall be issued the denomination aforesaid, evidently intended for common cirfor the first time culation, as for and in lieu of small change in gold or silver, or Imited in this for any other pretence whatever, and which shall be issued and

'penalties circulated for ihe first time after the period above limited in this Euregoing section section, under the penalties provided in the foregoing section.

Approved July 7th, 1938.

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CHAP. 213. An ACT in favor of Lewis Hatch.

1838. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-, sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asscenbled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, di- The name of L. rected to place the name of Lewis Hatch, of the State of New on therollof revy: York, on the roll of revolutionary pensions, and to pay him persions at 9.00 twenty dollars per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 214. An ACT for the relief of Crawford Johnson. Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary for the Department of War be, A duplicate miand he is hereby;authorized and directed to issue a duplicate and warrant 10 military bounty land warrant to Crawford Johnson, a soldier he issued to C. of the North Carolina line of the army of the Revolution, for hundred acres of one hundred acres of land, numbered one thousand two hun- 1281. dred and eighty-four, the original warrant having been lost or mislaid : Provided, That the said Crawford Johnson shall first Proviso. give bond, with approved security, to indemnify the United States in case it shall hereafter appear that the original warrant has been sold or disposed of by him.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 215. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of William Hooker

Smith, deceased. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury The legal ra be, and they are hereby, required to settle the account of presentatives of William Hooker Smith, deceased, heretofore an acting surgeon be allowed five in the army of the United States during the War of the Revo- a captain. lution, and to allow to his legal representatives five years' full pay of a captain, the same to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 216. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of John B. Ashe,

deceased. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as-sembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury The legal to Department be, and they are hereby, directed to allow and pay 3. B. Ashe to be to the legal representative or representatives of the late John allowed the comBaptiste Ashe, the commutation of half pay for life of said pay for life of said

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Ashe, as lieutenant colonel in the line of the continental army during the war of the revolution; and that the same be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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CHAP. 217. An ACT for the relief of the children and heirs at law of John

Chilton, deceased. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe children sembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury of J. Chilton, de be, and they are hereby, directed and required to pay to the Ceased, to be paid children and heirs at law of John Chilton, deceased, who was amountor the half pay of a captain

a captain in the Virginia line on continental establishment, of infantry. during the war of the Revolution, and who was slain in the

battle at Brandywine, in September, seventeen hundred and seventy-seven, the aggregate amount of the half pay of a captain of infantry for seven years, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwiserappropriated.

Approved July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 218. An ACT for the relief of the administrator of Wharton Quarka

deceased. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as The administra- sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury of the United decd., to be paid States be authorized to pay, out of any money in the Treasury judgment otrain not otherwise appropriated, to the administrator of Wharton pot for half my Quarles, deceased, late a lieutenant in the second Virginia State

regiment in the revolutionary war, the sum of three hundred and forty-six dollars and sixty-six cents, the balance of a judg. ment obtained by the administrator of said Wharton Quarles in the courts of the State of Virginia, for half pay for revolutionary services; which said judgment was assumed by the United States, by the act of the fifth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two.

Approved July 7th, 1838.

for services.

CHAP. 219. An ACT for the relief James H. Bradford. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe name of sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, aube placed on the thorized and directed to place the name of James H. Bradford, pensionerlar 8153 of the State of Massachusetts, on the roll of invalid pensioners;

who shall be entitled to receive a pension at the rate of fifteen

a month.

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dollars per month, from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 220. An ACT for the relief of Joseph Prescott. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress (1ssembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, Dr. J. Prescote and they are hereby, required to adjust and settle the account of years' full pay of Doctor Joseph Prescott, late a surgeon of the army of the United a surgeon. States on continental establishment, and allow him five years' full pay of a surgeon of the army, in commutation of the half pay for life promised by the resolutions of Congress; and that the same be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 221. An ACT for the relief of John McClellan. [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 War be, and he is hereby, directed The name of to place the name of John McClellan, of the State of Maine, on be placed on the the roll of revolutionary pensioners, and to pay him at the rate roll of revolution. of forty dollars per annum during his natural life, commencing $a year. on the fourth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 222. An ACT granting a pension to Johan Jost Dietz, 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 the Secretary of War be directed to place the name of Johan Jost Dietz, of Albany county New York, on the pension roll, and pay him forty dollars per annum, for and during his natural lifetime, the same to commence and take effect at and from the time his name was dropped from the pensionroll.

Approved July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 223. An ACT for the relief of James Boyd. (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 War be, and he is hereby, autho- The name of J. rized and directed to place the name of James Boyd, of Monroe on county, State of Virginia, on the roll of revolutionary pensioners ats-10 perannum. of the United States, and to pay to him the sum of forty dollars

the roll of her deceased husband

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per annum, the same to be computed from the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and to continue during his natural life. Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 224. An ACT for the relief of Sarah Pemberton. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asSarah Pember- sembled, That the Secreta y of War cause to be paid to Sarah Pemberton, to be Pemberton, the widow of Juhn Pemberton, a soldier of the Repaid $80 a yeat volution in the Delaware regiment, the sum of eighty dollars per

annum during the continuance of her widowhood; the first payment of which sum shall commence on the fourth day of March, anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and thirty

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

dowhood.

one.

be allowed a pension

of 86 month.

CHAP. 225. An ACT for the relief of Joseph Salmonds. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress us. Salmonds to sembled, That the Secretary of war be, and he is hereby, directed a to place the name of Joseph Salmonds, of Charlotte county

, in the State of Virginia, on the roll of invalid pensioners, and that he be allowed a pension at the rate of six dollars per month

, from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight

, to contine during his natural life.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

assem

CHAP. 226. An ACT for the relief of William Collins. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repres

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress W. Collins to bled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, directed receive a pension of $8 a month.

to place the name of William Collins on the list of invalid pen. sioners, and that said Collins receive a pension at the rate of eight dollars a month, to commence on the first day of January eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 227. An ACT for the relief of Letitia Crane. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asLa Crane to be sembled, 'That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, allo paid the pension

thorized to place the name of Letitia Crane, on the roll of was bemiego for revolutionary pensioners, and pay her the full pension to which his services as a her deceased husband would be entitled for his services as a

lieutenant.

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