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state of Alabama, and all the shores and waters on the east, side 1822, a dio

trict, the of the bay of Mobile, and all the rivers of the said state empty-bounds whereing into the Gulf of Mexico, to the east of said bay, shall form a of are de

scribed in the collection district, to be called the district of Blakely, of which act, to be ego . the port of Blakely shall be the sole port of entry; and a collec- tabli

decoller, tablished, and

called the distor for the district shall be appointed, to reside al such place as trict of Blakothe president of the United States shall direct, near said port, %.

Por, the port of who shall be entitled to receive, in addition to the fees and other Blakely to bo emoluments established by law, the annual salary of two hun

entry; and a dred and fifty dollars. (Approved, April 17, 1822.]

collector, &c. Chap 28. An act to authorize the secretary of the treasury to exchange a stock bearing an interest of five per cent. for certain stock's bearing an interest of six and seven per cent. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That a subscription, to the amount of Subscription

osed, to twelve millions of dollars, of the seven per cent. stock, and of amount of the six per cent. stock of the year eighteen hundred and twelve, 12,000,000

dolls. 7 per and also for fourteen inillions of the six per cent, stock of the cent. stock years eighteen hundred and thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen, be, and 6 percent.

stock of 1812 ; and the same is hereby, proposed : for which purpose books shall and 14,000,00 0 be opened at the treasury of the United States, and at the seve- dolls. 6 per ral loan offices, on the first day of May, one thousand eight hun- 1813, 1814,

and 1815: dred and lwenty-two, to continue open until the first day of an

y Books to be July next thereafter, for such parts of the above mentioned de- opened, &c. scription of stocks as shall, on the day of subscription, stand on the books of the treasury, and on those of the several loan of

by fices, respectively; which

Subscription subscription shall be effected by a Su transfer to the United States, in the manner provided by law for by a transfer

credits and such transfers, of the credit or credits standing on the said books,

irrender of and by a surrender of the certificates of the stock so subscribed, certificates. $ 2. That, for the whole, or any part, of any sum which shall Credits to be

entered, and be ihus subscribed, of the six per cent. stocks of the years one certificates thousand eight hundred and twelve, and one thousand eight hun- bearing an in

terest of 5 per dred and thirteen, credits shall be entered to the respective sub-cent. to boʻisscribers, who shall be entitled to a certificate or certificates, pur- sued, for

amount of 6 porting that the United States owe to the holder or holders there- por cent. stuek of, bis, her, or their, assigns, a sum to be expressed therein, equal subsc

Transforable, to the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bearing an &c. interest of five per centum per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twento-two, transferable in the same manner as is provided by law for the transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to redemption, at the pleasure of the United States, in the proportion, and at the periods, herein defined, viz: one third at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and Periods of ro

demption of thirty ; one third at any time after the thirty-first day of Decem- the new stock. ber, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one ; and the remainder at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-iwo; and that for the whole, or any Credits and

? certificates, in part, which shall be thus subscribed, of the seven per cent, stock, like manner, credits shall be entered 10 the respective subscribers, who shall for the 7 per be entitled to a certificate or certificates, purporting that the subscribed, re.

deemable af. United States owe to the holder or holders thereof, his, her, or deer

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their, assigns, a sum, to be expressed therein, equal to the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bearing an interest of five per cent. per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, transferable in the manner as is provided by law for the transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to redemption, at the pleasure of the United

States, at any time after the thirty-first day of December, oneProviso; no thousand eight hundred and thirty-three : Provided, That no rereimburse.. imbursement shall be made, except for the whole amount of such for the whole new certificate, nor unul asier at least six months' public notice amount, with of

of such intended reimbursement. And it shall be the duty of the 6 months' pub- o lic notice. secretary of the treasury to cause to be re-transferred to the re

spective subscribers, the several sums by them subscribed beyond to re-transfer the amount of the certificates of five per cent. stock issued to stock subscrie them respectively. bed.

3. That, if the amount of seven and six per cent. stocks, unt authorized to be subscribed by the first section of this act, shall should not be not have been subscribed by the first day of July next, the reIst July, 1822, mainder of that amount may be subscribed, on the books of the the remainder treasury, at any time between the said first day of July and the may be subscribed be first day of October next thereafter ; and for the whole or any zween that part of any sum which shall be thus subscribed, of the six per day and the Isi of Octo- cent. stocks of the years eighteen hundred and twelve, eighteen ber following hundred and thirteen, eighteen hundred and fourteen, and eighof the treasu- teen hundred and fifteen, credits shall be entered to the respecry, on similar tive subscribers, who shall be entitled to a certificate or certifi

cates, purporting that the United States owe to the holder or holders thereof, bis, her, or their, assigns, a sum, to be expressed therein, equal to the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bearing an interest of five per centum per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, transferable in the same manner as is provided by law for i he transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to redemption, at the pleasure of the United States, in the proportion, and at the periods, herein defined, viz: one third at any time aller the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty ; one third at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one; and the remainder at any time after the Thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-iwo; and that, for the whole or any part which shall be thus subscribed of the seven per cent. stock, credits shall be entered to the respective subscribers, who shall be entitled to a certificate or cercificates, purporting that the United States owe to the holder or holders thereof, his, her, or their, assigns, a sum, to be expressed therein, equal to the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bearing an interest of five per centum per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, transferable in the manner as is provided by law for the transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to re

demption, at the pleasure of the United States, at any time after Proviso; no the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and roimburso- thirty-three: Provided, That no reimbursement shall be made,

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except for the whole amount of such new certificate, nor until mont, excopt, after at least six months' public notice of such reimbursement. &c.

$ 4. That the same funds wich have heretofore been, and Funds pledg now are, pledged by law for the payment of the interest, and for oder

ed for the paythe redemption or reimbursement of the stock which may be rest and resubscribed by virtue of the provisions of this act, shall remain principal of pledged for the payment of the interest accruing on the stock ihe new stock. created by reason of such subscription, and for the redemption or reimbursement of the principal of the same. It shall be the Commissionduty of the commissioners of the sinking fund to cause to be ap- sinking fund

ers of the plied and paid, out of the said fund, yearly and every year, such to cause to be sum and sums as may be annually wanted to discharge the inte- sums necessa

applied the rest accruing on the stock which may be created by virtue ofry to pay the

“ interest, &c. this act. The said commissioners are hereby authorized to ap- Androom ply, from time to time, such sum and sums, out of the said fund, the sums ne as they may thing proper, towards redeeming, by purchase or by deso reimbursement, in conformity with the provisions of this act, the cipal, &c. principal of the said stock. And such part of the annual sum of The part of ten millions of dollars, vested by law in the said commissioners, dollars vested,

the 10,000,000 as may be necessary and wanting for the above purposes, shall &c. continued

appropriated be and continue appropriated to the payment of interest and re-to-payment of demption of the public debt, until the whole of the stock which interest, and

* redemption of may be created under the provisions of this act shall have been public debt. redeemed or reimbursed. $ 5. That nothing in this act contained shall be construed in Rights of non

subscribers any wise to alter, abridge, or impair, the rights of those creditors neither alterof the United States who shall not subscribe to the loan to be ed nor abridgopened by virtue of this act. (Approved, April 20, 1822.)

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CHAP. 29. An act to revive and continue in force “An act declaring the assent of congress Vol. i. p. 731.

to certain acts of the states of Maryland and Georgia." $1. Be it enacted, Sc. That the act passed the seventeenth The act of

17th March, day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred, entitled 1800, revive "An act declaring the assent of congress to certain acts of the and continued

till 3d March, slates of Maryland and Georgia,” and which, by subsequent acts, 1828. has been revived and continued in force until the third day of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, be, and the same hereby is, revived and continued in force until the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight: Provided, Proviso ; no

duty on tonThat nothing herein contained shall authorize the demand of a nage on vesduly on tonnage on vessels propelled by steam einployed in the sels propelled

by steam, &c. transportation of passengers. [Approved, April 20, 1822.] CHAP. 30. An act supplementary to the act, entitled “An act for the relief of the purchas- Vol ji. D. ers of public lands prior to ihe first day of July, eighteen hundred and twenty." 1807. 1926.

1941. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That all purchasers, and every legal holder of any certificate of the purchase, of the public lands of Those who the United States, who were entitled to, but who have not avail themselves of ed themselves of, any of the provisions of the act of congress of the provisions

me of the act of The second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twentyone, entitled "An act for the relief of the purchasers of public 1821, allowed

until 30th lands prior to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred Sept. 1822,

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10 surronder and twenty," be allowed, at any time on or before the thirtieth cortificates,

day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, to surrender their certificates of purchase, to accept, and, on filing such acceptances, shall be entitled and subject to such of the provisions of the aforesaid act as apply to cases where complele payment may be made of any tract of land prior to the thirtieth

day of September next. Purchasers, - 2. That all purchasers, and every legal holder of any certifi&c. who did not accept the cate of purchase, of the public lands of the United States, who provisions of may not have accepted any of the provisions of the aforesaid act ihe act of 2 March, 1821, of March second, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, &c. may file or who may not avail themselves of the provisions of the first their acceptances, &c. section of this act, be permilled, at any time prior to ihe thirtieth and will be en- of September next, to file their acceptances, and surrender their the benefits, certificates of purchase, and shall be entitled to all the benefits, &c, of the act

act and subject to all the provisions, of the aforesaid act of March 1821, relating second, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, which re

linguishe late in any manner to relinquishinent and classification, and to ment, &c.

the extension of the time of payment by instalments, and the proceeding in relation thereto, in the same manner as if such ucceptances had bcen filed on or before the thirtieth of September

last. Purchasers, 83. That all purchasers, and every legal holder of any certifi&c. who

cate of purchase, of the public lands of the United States, who have filed their accept- may have filed their acceptances and surrendered their certifiances, &c.

cates of purchase, and accepted the provisions of the aforesaid notwithstand- act of March second, one thousand eight hundred and twentying, 10 make.. one, which relate !o payments to be made by instalments, be percomplete pay meni, &c. milted, notwithstanding their acceptances heretofore filed, to

make complete payment on any Tract of land on or before the thirtieth day of September next, and shall be entitled to the dis

count provided for by the fourth section of the asoresaid act.

nd $ 4. That it shall be the duty of the registers and receivers of receivers of the several land offices of the United States to perform the duland offices

perform ties prescribed by, or necessary to carry into complete effect, the duties un- the provisions of this act, according to the forms and instrucder this act, in as under the tions heretofore given by the treasury department; to keep full act of 2d, and faithful accounts and records of all proceedings under the March, 1821

same, in the manner prescribed by, the eighth section of the aforesaid act; to make report of the same to the treasury department within the term of three months from the thirtieth of September next; and shall receive, as compensation for like services, the fees provided for by the seventh and eighth sections of

said act. Lands that $ 5. That every tract of land which would have been forfeitwould havo ed from a failure to file an acceptance and to surrender the cerbeen forfeited, &c. exempled tificate of purchase on or before the thirtieth of September, one Sept. 1822.

thousand eighit hundred and twenty-one, he, and the same is hereby, exempled from forfeiture and sale until the thirtieth day of September next, and no longer. (Approved, April 20, 1822.]

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Chap. 31. An act to alter the times of holding courts in the western district of Virginia, Vol. iii. p. and for other purposes.

1758. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That, instead of the times now pre

Courts to be scribed by law for holding courts in the western district of Vir- hereafter at

... the times and ginia, the said courls shall be held annually on the first Mondays

way places desig of April and September, at Wythe court house ; and at Lewis- nated. burg, on the Fridays succeeding the first Mondays of April and September; and at Clarksburg, on the fourth Mondays of May and October ; to which days, respectively, all process returnable to the first days of the next succeeding term shall be held returnable, and returned accordingly. $ 2. That if the judge shall not attend on the first day of any faile

Con If the judge court, such court shall stand adjourned from day to day for three on the first

day, the court days, if the same cause continue; after which time, if the judge to stand adstill fail to attend, the court shall stand adjourned until the first journed, &c. day of the next term. (Approved, April 26, 1822.)

Vol. iii. p. Chap. 32, An act altering the time and place of holding the district court in the district of Mississippi,

The district $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the district court of the United court heretoStates for the district of Mississippi, lieretofore holden at the seat fore holden,

&c. to be held of government in the state of Mississippi, on the first Mondays in after the next January and July, shall, alter the next July term, which may be July jerm at

Naichez, at holden at the city of Natchez, hereafter hold its regular terms at the court the court house of Adams county, in the city of Natchez, on the house of first Mondays in April and October, and may continue to sit at on, &c. each term until the business of the court is finished. 2. That every writ, process, subpæna, or recognizance, re- cess

cess, &c. returnable according to law, or the tenor thereof, to either of the turnable ac. aforesaid terms hoiden on the first Mondays in January and July, cord shall, after the next July term, be returnable, and shall be relurned, to the next succeeding term of said court, 1o be holden on the first Mondays in April and October, after the passing of this act. (Approved, April 26, 1822.] CHAP. 40. An act 10 perfect certain locations and sales of public lands in Missouri. Vol. ii.p;

1500. Vol. iv. 81. Be it enacted, &c. That the locations heretofore made of p. 2250.

Locations of warrants issued under the act of the fifteenth of February, one warrants thousand eight hundred and fifteen, entitled “ An act for the re- under the act lief of the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the 1816, if Missouri territory, who suffered by earthquakes," if made in pur- made in pura

' suance of that suance of the provisions of that act, in other respects, shall be act in other perfected into grants, in like manner as if they had conformed to respe

" be perfected the sectional or quarter sectional lines of the public surveys ; into grants, and the sales of fractions of the public lands, heretofore created

The sales of by such locations, shall be as valid and binding on the United fractions for States as if such fractions had been made by rivers, or other na- such locations tural obstructions. . 2. That hereafter the holders and locators of such warrants Hereafter

holders, &c. shall be bound, in locating them, to conform to the sectional or of such quarter sectional lines of the public surveys, as nearly as the re- warrants are to

conform, &c. spective quantities of the warrants will adinit; and all such war- and such war.

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