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ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF PR ING SESSION, ALL PR AM ONS BY THE PRESIDENT, PROMULGATED WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT AFFECT ANY

LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

1838.

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THE UNITED STATES;

PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD

AT THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUM-
BIA, ON MONDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF DECEMBER, OXE THOU-
SAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHT.

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

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

for

CHAP. 1. An ACT making appropriations, in part, for the support of Government

for the years eighteen hundred and thirty-eight and eighteen hundred and thirtynine.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby,, Appropriations appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, viz:

For pay and mileage of members of Congress and Delegates, Pay and milethree hundred and seventy thousand nine hundred and forty-Congresso four dollars; For pay of the officers and clerks of the Senate and House Pay of officers,

&c. of Congress. of Representatives, forty-three thousand four hundred dollars; For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and con- Contingent ex

penses or Senate. tingent expenses of the Senate, thirty-five thousand dollars;

For stationary, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and con Contingent extingent expenses of the House of Representatives, one hundred penses of House thousand dollars.

The said two sums last mentioned to be applied to the pay. Two last sums ment of the ordinary expenditures of the Senate and House of applicable only

to the ordinary Representatives, severally, and to no other purpose.

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, 1838.

M. VAN BUREN.

lives.

expenses.

CHAP. 2. An Act to provide for carrying into effect the convention between the

United States of America and the Republic of Texas for marking the boundary between them.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress us

1839. sembled, that the commissioner and surveyor to be appointed, The comr. and on the part of the United States, according to the first article of appointed under the convention between the United States of America and the converter.cofthe Republic of Texas for marking the boundary between them, be a winted by concluded April twenty-five, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, the consent of be severally appointed by the President of the United States,

A clork in the by and with the consent the Senate, together with a clerk to Crnamissinnes is the said commissioner, to be appointed in the same manner; and the same manner. that for the purpose of carrying into effect the said first article

of said convention, there be appropriated, out of any money in Appropriations the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums:

for

For the salary of the commissioner, two thousand five hun

dred dollars ; Surveyer'sa For the salary of the surveyor, two thousand dollars; Clerk's salary.

For the salary of the clerk, one thousand two hundred dol. lars: Provided, That the salaries of the said officers shall not

commence until they shall be ordered into service. Contingent er. For other expenses of the survey of boundary required by

said convention, including the purchase of instruments, wages to persons employed, and other contingencies, ten thousand dollars.

Approved, January 11th, 1839.

Commissioner's salary

lary:

Salarieg when to commence.

penses.

nessee.

The court to be

CHAP. 3. An ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act to require the judge of the

district of East and West Tennessee to hold a court at Jackson, in said State," aproved June eighteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCounties to com sembled, That to the counties specified in the first section of the West Tennessee. act to which this is an amendment, the counties of Madison,

Henderson, and Weakly, are hereby added to compose the disCounties to com.trict of West Tennessee, and the residue of the counties of the district of Ten said State of Tennessee, formerly composing the district of West

Tennessee, shall compose one district, to be called the Middle
District of Tennessee.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the court to be held held at Jackson, at Jackson, in addition to the ordinary jurisdiction and power of trict court juris a district court, shall, within the limits of its district, have jurishave circu. court diction of all causes, except appeals and writs of error, which cases, except aj now are, or hereafter may by law be, made cognizable in a cirpor aloroand writs cuit court, and shall proceed therein in the same manner as a

circuit court.

Sec. 3. And be it further That the said court shall be held on 1st Monday annually on the first Monday in April, at the town of Jackson, April

, at Jack-in the county of Madison, in said State, and all writs and other Writs and other process may be returnable to such court on the first Monday in and how return. April, and also at rules on the first Monday in October, in the

same manner as to the regular sessions of said court; and the said writs and other process may also bear test on the first Monday in October, as though a session of the court was held on that day at Jackson; and writs and other process issued pre

Said court to be

able &c.

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