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ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND ALL PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT, PROMULGATED WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT AFFECT ANY

LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

1837.

OF

THE UNITED STATES;

PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD

AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUM-
BIA, ON MONDAY, THE 'FOURTH DAY OF DECEMBER,

ONE
THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVEN.

Martin Van Buren, President. Richard M. Johnson, Vice President, and President

of the Senate. James K. Polk, Speaker of the House of Representatives

vessels to cruise upon the coast in

CHAP. 1. An ACT to authorize the President of the United States to cause the

public vessels to cruise upon the coast in the winter season and to relieve distressed navigators.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre- The President sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- cause the public sembled, That the President of the United States be, and hereby is, authorized to cause any suitable number of vessels, adapted the evinter for the to the purpose, to cruise upon the coast, in the severe portion ed navigators. of the season, when the public service will allow of it, and to afford such aid to distressed navigators, as their circumstances and necessities may require ; and such public vessels shall go to sea prepared fully to render such assistance.

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

RH. M. JOHNSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
Approved, December 22d, 1837.

M. VAN BUREN.

CHAP. 2. An ACT to ratify and confirm certain official acts of John Pope, late 1838.

Governor of Arkansas. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre- The Incations, sentatives of the United States of America in Congress (is- of ten sections of sembled, That the locations, sales, and transfers of John Pope, Congress to Ay late Governor of Arkansas, of a quantity of the public land, kane sous for in not exceeding ten sections, (or six thousand four hundred der authority acres,) which was granted by Congress to Arkansas to build a an act of 4th July State-house at Little Rock, the seat of Government of Arkansas 1832, confirmed. to sundry citizens of Arkansas, in pursuance of an authority vested in him by an act of Congress of the fourth day of July, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-two, be, and the same are hereby, ratified and confirmed: Provided said location, sales, Proviso. and transfers, were in conformity to legal subdivisiops, be those

1838. divisions fractional quarter sections or not: And provided, also, Further proviso. That the gross amount of acres of land thus located, sold, and

transferred, for the purpose aforesaid, does not exceed six thousand four hundred acres; and the President of the United States is hereby authorized and directed to cause patents to issue to said purchasers, their heirs, or their legal representatives, for the late Governor's several locations, sales, and transfers, whenever the applications are properly made by said purchasers or their legal representatives.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the northeast and ja land district, southwest quarters of section twenty-seven, township eighteen

south, range one west, the southeast quarter of section twentytimevisions of this eight, same township and range, the southwest quarter of section

fifteen, township nineteen south, range one west, the northwest and southeast quarters of section nine, same township and range, all in the Mississippi land district, State of Arkansas, be, and the same are hereby, excepted from the provisions of this act.

Approved, January 16th, 1838.

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CHAP. 3. An ACT to provide for the payment of the annuities which will become

due and payable to the Great and Little Osages, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and for other purposes.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Reprein the value of sentatives of the United States of America in Congress aschased and diesembled, That the Secretary of War shall cause to be purchased the Great and

tributed

dians.

among for the use of the Great and Little Osage Indians, such proviLittle Osage Iu-sions as will in his opinion, be most useful to them, to the

value of eight thousand five hundred dollars, and when purchased, shall cause said provisions to be distributed among said

Indians, by their agent, furnishing to each family, as near as Proviso. may be, their proper proportion ; Provided always, That such

purchase and distribution shall not be made, unless said Indians agree to receive the same in discharge of the annuities due them for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirtyeight, by virtue of treaties between them and the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War farmers to be em cause as many additional farmers to be employed as may, in the ployed, and ad.

block; opinion of the President be deemed necessary to aid and inSesto be pur-struct said Indians in clearing and cultivating their lands, and

such additional stock, implements of husbandry and seeds to be purchased for the use of said Indians, as the agent or superintendent may judge necessary; Provided always, That the whole expense incurred under this section, shall not exceed the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That to enable the Secrepriated to enable

tary of War to carry the provisions of this act into effect, the sum of twelve thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, January 16th, 1838.

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