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mond, by Salisbury and Centreville, to Indianapolis. From Brookville to Indianapolis. In Illinois. From Golconda, by In Illinois. Franklin Courthouse and Hind's, to Vandalia. From Golconda to Belgrade. From Shawneetown to Golconda. The mail from Vincennes, Indiana, to St. Louis, Missouri, shall pass by Vandalia. From Vandalia, by the seats of justice of such counties as may be established by the legislature prior to the next session of Congress, north of Madison county, to Edwardsville. From Fairfield, by John G. Fitch's to Vandalia. From Palestine to Vandalia. The mail from Golconda, by Bluoinfield, to Jonesborough, to pass by Vienna. 'In Mississippi. From Columbia, In Mississippi. by Fort Allord's, lo Monticello. From Green Courthouse, by New Augusta and Monroe, to Covington Courthouse. In Ala. In Alabama. bama. From Blakeley to Mobile Point. From Fort Hawkins, by Fort Gaines and Butler Courthouse, to Conecuh Courthouse. In Missouri. From Shawneetown, by Road's, Jonesborough, in In Missouri. Illinois, and Bainbridge, in Cape Girardeau county, to Jackson. From St. Charles, by James Journey's, John Biven's, Isaac Vanbibber's, John Grayum's, and Augustus Thrall's, in Franklin. From Franklin, by ihe mouth of Arrow Rock and Mount Vernon, to Fort Osage. From St. Genevieve, by the Saline, Amos Bird's, John F. Henry's, and Bainbridge, 10 Cape Girardeau. From Franklin to Boonsville. From Smithton to Augustus Thrall's. From Alton, by the house of Levi Roberts, John Shaw, and Lconard Ross,to Louisianaville, in Missouri. (Approved,March3,1821.] Char. 177. An act for carrying into execution the treaty between the United States and

Spain, concluded at Washington, on the twenty-second day of February, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. §1. Be it enacted, &c. That the president of the United States President au

thorized to be, and he is hereby, authorized to take possession of, and occu- lake possespy, the territories of East and West Florida, and the appendages sion of E, and

W. Florida: and appurtenances thereof; and to remove and transport the of- And remove ficers and soldiers of the king of Spain, being there, to the Ha- Spani

troops, acvanna, agreeably to the stipulations of the treaty between the cording to United States and Spain, concluded at Washington, on the treaty. twenty-second day of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninelcen, providing for the cession of said territories to the United States ; and he may, for these purposes, and May employ

Unit the army, nain order to maintain in said territories the authority of the United States, employ any part of the army and navy of the United States, and the militia of any state or territory which he may deem necessary. $ 2. That, until the end of the first session of the next con- Organization

of governinent gress, unless provision for the temporary government of said ter- as the presiritories be sooner made by congress, all the military, civil, and dent may dijudicial, powers exercised by the officers of the existing government of the same territories, shall be vested in such person and persons, and shall be exercised in such manner, as the president of the United States shall direct, for the maintaining the inhabitants of said territories in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and religion; and the laws of the United States relating Revenue laws, to the revenue and its collection, subject to the modification sti- hibiting the pulated by the fifteenth article of the said treaty, in favor of Spa- importation of

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persons of co- nish vessels and their cargoes, and the laws relating to the im

in portation of persons of color, shall be extended to the said terriPresident au- tories. And the president of the United States shall be, and he thorized to es

colles is hereby, authorized, within the term aforesaid, to establish such lion districts, districts for the collection of the revenue, and, during the recess and appoint

of congress, to appoint such officers, whose commissions shall expire at the end of the next session of congress, lo enforce the

said laws, as to him shall seem expedient. President to $ 3. That the president of the United States be, and he is

come hereby, authorized to appoint, during the recess of the sepate, a to meet those commissioner and surveyor, whose commissions shall expire at of Spain.

the end of the next session of congress, to meet ihe commissioner and surveyor who may be appointed on the part of Spain, for

the purposes stipulated in the fourth article of said treaty; and President may that the president be, and he is hereby, further authorized to take

es neer all other measures which he shall judge proper, for carrying into cessary, &c. effect the stipulations of the said fourth article. Board of three $ 4. That a board of three commissioners shall be appointed,

ission- conformably to the stipulations of the eleventh article of the said President may treaty: and the president of the United States is hereby author

heized to take any ineasures which he may deem expedient for or

'ganizing the said board of commissioners, and, for this purpose, Secretary.

inay appoint a secretary, well versed in the French and Spanish A clerk. languages, and a clerk ; which appointments, if made during the

recess of the senate, shall, at the next meeting of that body, be

subject to nomination for their advice and consent. Compensa § 5. That the compensation of the respective officers, for

whose appointment provision is made by this act, shall not exof the com- ceed the following sums : The commissioner to be appointed der the 4th conformably to the fourth'article, at the rate, by the year, of article. three thousand dollars. To the surveyor, two thousand dollars.

der To each of the three commissioners to be appointed conformaof the com- bly to the eleventh article of the treaty, three thousand dollars. missioners under the 11th. To the secretary of the board, two ihousand dollars. To one

com clerk, one thousand five hundred dollars. Of the secre

$ 6. That, for carrying this act into execution, the sum of one the clerk. hundred thousand dollars be, and hereby is, appropriated, to be 100,000 dolls. for carrying taken from any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriat

ed. (Approved, March 3, 1821.] Obsolete. Chap. 178. An act establishing the salaries of the commissioners and agents appointed un

der the treaty of Ghent. 2500 dolls.per Sl. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the first day of ann. to each commissioner. January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, each com

missioner now appointed, or who may be appointed agreeably lo

the provisions of ihe treaty of Ghent, shall be entitled to receive 2500 dolls.per at the rate of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum ; and each ann, to each agent.

agent, appointed, or who may be appointed, as aforesaid, shall

be entitled to receive at the rate of iwenty-five hundred dollars In full. per annum; which said sums, so allowed to said officers, respec

tively, shall be a full compensation for services, and all personal expenses incurred while in the performance of the duties of

their respective offices: Provided, That the compensation by pensation link this section allowed, shall not be continued longer than two

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years from the said first day of January, one thousand eight hun- mited to two dred and twenty-one. $ 2. That each commissioner and agent shall not be entitled Commission

ers and agents to receive, for services performed in their respective offices be- not entitled, fore the said first day of January, one thousand eight hundred before Ist Jan.

1821, to more and twenty-one, any greater sum than the rate of four thousand ihan'4444 four hundred and forty-four dollars per annum, which shall be dolls. per ann.

in full, &c. considered a full compensation for services, and all personal ex-" penses incurred while in the discharge of their respective duties. $ 3. That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars be, and the 25,000 dolls.

for payment of same is hereby, appropriated for the payment of the salaries of salaries, &c. the said commissioners and agents, and for the expenses under during 1821. the several commissions under the Treaty of Ghent, for the present year. (Approved, March 3, 1821.) CHAP. 179. An act to authorize the collectors of customs to pay debentures issued on the

exportation of loaf sugar and spirits distilled from molasses. $1. Be it enacted, f.c. That all debentures which have been, Debentures or may hereafter be, issued upon the exportation of spirits dis-issued upon tilled from molasses, or sugar refined within the United States, tion of spirits

distilled from shall be payable within thirty days after the passing of this act, ; or thirty days after the date of their issue, as the case may be, refined sugar, and shall be discharged by the collector of the customs, by whom within they may have been, or shall be, issued, out of the product of days, out of the duties upon imports and tonnage ; any thing in any act or duties, &c. acts of congress to the contrary notwithstanding. (Approved, March 3, 1821.] Chap. 180. An act to extend the time for unlading vessels arriving from foreign ports, in Vol. i. p. 622.

certain cases. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That when the capacity of any vessel, Vessels ex:

ceeding 300 arriving with a cargo from a foreign port, shall exceed three tons allowed hundred tons, the term for unlading such vessel shall hereafter 20 days for un

lading, Sunbe twenty days from the report of arrival, Sundays excepted. days excepte (Approved, March 3, 1821.]

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CHAP. 182. An act to regulate the location of land warrants, and the issuing of patents, 18

in certain cases. $1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the holders, by assignment of war- Assignees of rants issued under the acts of congress, of the fifth of March, warrants, &c.

· may locato eighteen hundred and sixteen, the third of March, eighteen hun- them, and redred and seventeen, 10 Canadian volunteers, may be, and hereby in

v he and hereby ceive patents are, authorized to locate the said warrants, and to receive pa- names, &c. tenis therefor in their own names, as had been the practice be- . fore the twenty-sixth of December, eighteen hundred and nine-. teen : Provided, however, That in no case shall lands be so lo- Proviso: no cated, until, after having been exposed to public sale, shall remain to an offer at unsold. (Approved, March 3, 1821.]

public sale, CHAP. 183. An act 10 continue in force, for a further time, the act, entitled “ An act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes."

Vol.ü. p. 1187. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “ An act for es-,

The act of 2d tablishing trading houses with the Indian tribes," passed on the March, 1811, second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, continued till

· 3d June, 1822. and which was, by subsequent acis, continued in force until the

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first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, shall be, and the same is hereby, further continued in force until the third day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twentytwo, and no longer. (Approved, March 3, 1821.]

Chap. 184. An act to release French ships and vessels, entering the ports of the United Obsolete.

States prior to the thirtieth of Septeraber, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, from the Vol. iii. p.

operation of the act, entitled " An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and

vessels," and for other purposes. ' 1803. The provis

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the provisions of the act, entitled ions of the act “ An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and of 15th M

otro vessels,' passed May Gifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and tend to French twenty, shall not extend to, or operate upon, any French ship or vessels enter

me vessel that shall have entered into any port within the jurisdicrican ports. tion of the United States prior to the thirtieth day of Septemprior to 30th Sept. 1820. ber, one thousand eight hundred and twenty. The secretary $ 2. That the secretary of the treasury, after deducting a tonto refund the nage duty equal to that paid by every French ship or vessel extra duties on which entered the ports within the jurisdiction of the United vessels that paid them States prior to the passage and operation of the act, entitled “ An

hact to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships and vessels," July, and 30th act". Sept. 1820, passed May fisteenth, one thousand eighie hundred and twenty,

from the lonnage duty collected from French ships and vessels costs, &c.

by virtue of the above recited act, between the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and the thirtieth day of September following, be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay and refund the remainder of such tonnage duty, free from costs and charges, to any person or persons who shall

have authority to receive the same. In case of a $3. That, in the event of the signature of any treaty or conconvention of vention concerning the navigation or commerce between the donavigation or commerce, the minions of the United States and France, the president of the

nay United States be, and is hereby, authorized, should he deem the suspend the act to impose same expedient, by proclamation, to suspend, until the end of the duty on

aze next session of congress, the operation of the aforesaid act, enFrench veso' titled “ An act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships sels; and may

othes and vessels, and for other purposes ;' and also 10 suspend, as duties, exceed- aforesaid, all other duties on French vessels, or the goods iming, &c.

ported in the same, which may exceed the duties on American vessels, and on similar goods imported in the same. (Approved, March 3, 1821.]

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Vol. iii. p. Chap. 185. An act to amend the act, entitled “ An act for the gradual increase of the navy 1598.

of the United States." First section $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the first section of the act, enof the act of 29th April, titled " An act for the gradual increase of the navy of the United 1816, repeal- States," approved April twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixed.

teen, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed. 500,000 dolls. dolls. § 2. That, instead of the appropriation therein contained,

. Thar inste per annum, for six years, for there shall be, and is hereby, appropriated, the suni of five hunthe gradual... dred thousand dollars per annum, for six years, from the year

eighteen hundred and iwenty-one, inclusive, to be applied to carry into effect the purposes of the said act. (Approved, March 3, 1821.]

increase of the navy.

Char. 186. An act lo establish a port of entry in the district of Sandusky, in tho state of

Ohio, and for other purposes. 81. Be it enacted,.&.c. That, from and after the first day of Portland to be May next, the town of Portland, in the district of Sandusky, in one porte the state of Ohio, shall be the port of entry for that district; and May, 1821. that from and after that time the present port of entry, established at Danbury, shall cease to be the port of entry for said district. (Approved, March 3, 1821.]

CHAP. 187. An act to amend the act, entitled "An act to provide for taking the fourth cen. Vol. iii. p.

sus or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, and for other purposes. 1766.

81. Be it enacted, &c. That, instead of the time prescribed ill first das of in the above recited act, in which the inarshals and their assist. Supt. 1821. · ants should perform the various duties assigned them by the said

act, the same is hereby enlarged to the first day of September next. (Approved, March 3, 1821.)

Chap. 188. An act to authorize the clerk of the district court of the United States for tho

district of Louisiana, lo appoint a deputy jo aid him in the discharge of the duties of his office. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the clerk of the district court of The clerk of

the district the United States for the district of Louisiana, shall be author- to ized to appoint a deputy to aid him in the discharge of the du- isiana, authoties of his office ; and that the said clerk shall be, in all re

a depuspects, liable for the acts of his said deputy. (Approved, March ly, for whose

acts he is to 3, 1821.

be liable.

where the

CHAP. 189. An act to amend an act, entitled "An act for regulating process in the courts Vol. i. p. 257.

of the United States." $1. Be it enacted, fc. That in all suits and actions in any in suits i district court of the United States, in which it shall appear that district court, the judge of such court is any ways concerned in interest, or has dan mas

nay be been of counsel for either party, or is so related to, or connected interested, &c. with, either party, as lo render it improper for him, in his opin- the fact to be

he most causo jon, lo sit on the trial of such suit or action, it shall be the duty entered on of such judge, on application of either party, to cause the fact to"

record, &c. be entered on the records of the court; und, also, an order that Proceedings

to be certified an authenticated copy thereof, with all the proceedings in such to the next suit or action, shall be sorthwith certified to the next circuit circuit court, court of the district; and if there be no circuit court in such district, to the next circuit court in the state; and if there be no circuit court in such state, 10 the most convenient circuit court in an adjacent state; which circuit court shall, upon such record Circuit court being filed with the clerk thereof, iake cognizance thereof, in the lo take cogni

Zance and prolike manner as if such suit or action had been originally com- ceed, &c. ienced in that court, and shall proceed to hear and determine the same accordingly; and the jurisdiction of such circuit court shall extend to all such cases so removed, as were cognizable in the district court from which the same was removed. (Approv. ed, March 3, 1821.]

&c.

Chap. 190. An act to authorize the building of lighthouses thoroin mentioned, and for other

purposos. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the secretary of the treasury be, The secretary

of the treasury and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to provide, by con- to provide for VOL. 111.

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