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Georgia, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to provide The Secreta. by contract, which shall be approved by the President of the United ry of the Trea
sury shall make States, for building a lighthouse thereon, and for furnishing the same
arrangements with all necessary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages for building one, of the person or persons who may be appointed by the President for the &c. The Presi
dent to appoint superintendence and care of the same. And the President is hereby
a keeper, &c. authorized to make the said appointments.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- Secretary of sury under the direction of the President, be authorized and required to the Treasury cause to be placed a buoy or buoys at such place or places on or near placed near the the bar of St. Simon's, as may conduce to the safe pilotage of vessels to bar of St. Siand from the ports of Brunswick and Frederica.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the The Secreta. Secretary of the Treasury to cause to be rebuilt, in such manner as he ry of the Trea. may deem expedient, the lighthouse at Clark's point within the town of buty do cause to New Bedford, in the state of Massachusetts.
lighthouse at Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- Clark's point.
Secretary of sury shall be, and he is hereby authorized and required to cause a suf- the Treasury ficient lighthouse to be erected on Fivemile point, so called, near the required to entrance of the harbor of New Haven, in the state of Connecticut, and cause a lightto appoint a keeper, and otherwise provide for such lighthouse at the built at Five. expense of the United States: Provided, that sufficient land for the mile point, &c.
Proviso. accommodation of such lighthouse, can be obtained at a reasonable price, and the legislature of Connecticut shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there be appropriated for
tions for carrythe purpose of defraying the charges and expenses to be incurred in ing this act into executing the two first sections of this act, the sum of seven thousand effect. dollars ;—for rebuilding the lighthouse as aforesaid at Clark's point, a
Clark's point. sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars; and for the Lighthouse at erection of a lighthouse at the Fivemile point aforesaid, a sum not ex- Fivemile point, ceeding two thousand five hundred dollars; which sums shall be paid Georgia. out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED, March 16, 1804.
CHAP. XXVI. An Act granting further time for lucating military land warrants, March 19, 1804.
and for other purposes.(a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
revived States of America in Congress assembled, That the act intituled “An continued in act in addition to an .act, intituled An act in addition to an act regu- force till the lating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the first April, one society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the hundred and heathen," approved the twenty-sixth day of April, eighteen hundred five. and two, be, and the same is hereby revived and continued in force,
Act of March until the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred and five: Pro- March 23, 1804, vided, however, that the holders or proprietors of warrants or registered ch. 33.
Limitation as certificates, shall and may locate the same, only on any unlocated parts of the fifty quarter townships, and the fractional quarter townships, of warrants. which had been reserved for original holders, by virtue of the fifth sec- 1802, ch. 30. tion of an act, intituled “An act in addition to an act, intituled An act June 1, 1796, regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen :" And provided also, that no holder or proprietor of war- Proviso. rants or registered certificates, shall be permitted to locate the same by
The Secreta. virtue of this act, unless the Secretary of War shall have made an en
ry of War to endorsement on such warrant or registered certificate, certifying that no dorse the war.
to the location
(a) See notes to vol. i. 464, and act of March 23, 1804, vol. 2. 274.
cate that no
rant or certific warrant has been issued for the same claim to military bounty land, and
by virtue of the second section of the act, intituled "An act to revive warrant has been issued for and continue in force an act in addition to an act intituled An act in the same in addition to an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military virtue of the act services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the of March 3, 1803, ch. 33. gospel among the heathen, and for other purposes," approved the third
Act of March day of March, eighteen hundred and three. 1, 1800.
APPROVED, March 19, 1804.
March 19, 1804. Chap. XXVII.-An Acl providing for the expenses of the Civil Government of
Monies re- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United ceived for du: States of America in Congress assembled, That all the monies which Louisiana have been, or which shall be received by any officer of the United accounted for States, on account of duties or taxes within the territories ceded by the and paid into
French Republic to the United States, by the treaty of the thirtieth of the treasury, as other monies. April, eighteen hundred and three, shall be paid into the treasury, and
accounted for in the same manner as other public monies. Appropria. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose of making tions for de.
a reasonable compensation to the person or persons, in whom the powers fraying the ex. penses incur.
of civil government, heretofore exercised by the officers of the said terred in taking ritories under the Spanish and French governments, have been vested possession of, by the President of the United States, and also for defraying the other and holding Louisiana till
expenses of the said territories, from the time when possession of
the same was obtained by the United States, to the time when a form ment thereof
of government shall, under the authority of Congress, be established shall be estab. lished.
therein, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be expended To be expend. under the direction of the President of the United States, and to be ed under the direction of the
accounted for as other public monies, shall be, and the same hereby is President of the appropriated, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury, not otherwise United States. appropriated.
APPROVED, March 19, 1804.
a new govern.
March 19, 1804. CHAP. XXVIII.-An Act for the relief of the sufferers by fire, in the town of
Norfolk. (Obsolete.) Bonds given Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United for duties, where States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons who, being the obligors have sustained
indebted to the United States for duties on merchandise, have given losses by the bond therefor with one or more sureties, payable to the collector for the fire, to be can. district of Norfolk and Portsmouth, and who have suffered a loss of proones with fur. perty by the late conflagration at the town of Norfolk, shall be, and they ther indulgence hereby are allowed to take up, or have cancelled, all bonds heretofore to the debtors, given for duties as aforesaid, upon giving to the collector new bonds, 10. be taken by with one or more sureties to the satisfaction of the said collector, for the the .
sums of their former bonds respectively, payable in twelve months from and after the day of payment specified in the bonds to be taken up or cancelled, as aforesaid; and the said collector is hereby authorized and directed to give up or cancel all such bonds, upon the receipt of others, as described in this act; which last-mentioned bonds shall be proceeded with in all respects, like other bonds which are taken by collectors for duties due to the United States : Provided, however, that nothing in this act contained shall extend to bonds which had fallen due before the nineteenth day of February last.
APPROVED, March 19, 1804.
STATUTE J. Chap. XXIX.-An Act making an appropriation for defraying the cxpenses in. March 19, 1804.
curred in inquiring into the official conduct of Samuel Chase, and Richard Peters, and in conducting the impeachment against John Pickering. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropria.
tions for carry. States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of two thousand
ing on the imdollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any peachments money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of against Samuel
Chase and John such expenses as may have been or hereafter may be incurred in prosecu
Pickering. ting the inquiry into the official conduct of Samuel Chase, and Richard Peters, and in conducting the impeachment against John Pickering. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That to every witness summoned Fees to the
witnesses. to attend the Senate in support of the said impeachment, there shall be allowed for every day's attendance, the sum of three dollars, and at the rate of twelve and a half cents per mile, in coming from and returning to his place of abode, for travelling expenses.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any other expense certified Any other exby the chairman of any committee appointed to conduct the said inquiry pense author or impeachment, to have been authorized by him, shall also be allowed chairman of the and paid.
committee to be
allowed and APPROVED, March 19, 1804.
STATUTE I. CHAP. XXXI.-An Act allering the sessions of the District Courts of the United March 23, 1804.
States for the districls of Virginia, Rhode Island, and for the district of West
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sessions of States of America in Congress assembled, That the sessions of the dis- the district
court of Virginia trict court for the district of Virginia, directed by law to be held in the altered. town of Norfolk, shall be hereafter held and commence on the fifteenth Court at Nor. day of June, and on the fifteenth day of December, in every year; and folk
mence June and that the sessions of the said court, directed by law to be held in the city December 15th, of Richmond, shall be held and commence on the nineteenth day of 1805, at Rich May, and on the nineteenth day of November, in every year.(a)
mond, May and
November 19th. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when either of the said days If either of shall happen to be a Sunday, the sessions of the said court shall com- the days Sun. mence on the following day.
day, the court Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all writs and process which the following have been issued, and all recognizances returnable, and all suits and day;
Writs and pro. other pleadings which have been continued, to the said district court,
cess continued directed by law to be holden in Norfolk, on the third Tuesday in March over according. next, shall be returned and held continued to the fifteenth day of June ly. next; and in like manner, all writs and process which [have] been issued, and all recognizances returnable, and all suits and other proceedings which have been continued to the said district court, directed by law to be holden in the city of Richmond, on the third Tuesday in June next, shall be returned, and held continued to the nineteenth day of May next. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the first day Sessions of the
district court of of April next, the session of the district court for the district of Rhode
Rhode Island Island, shall commence at Newport, on the second Tuesday in May, altered. and third Tuesday in October ; at Providence, the first Tuesday in August, and the first Tuesday in February, annually; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all suits, process, and pro- Writs and pro. ceedings, of what nature or kind soever, pending in, or made returnable cess continued
(a) By the act of March 24, 1819, the sessions of the court are to be held at Richmond on the 1st day of April, and the 15th day of October, and at Norfolk on the 1st day of May, and the 1st day of No. vember.
to commence on
over according- to said court, shall, after the said first day of April next, be continued ly.
over until the next court to be held in conformity to this act. Sessions of the Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sessions of the district district court of
court for the district of West Tennessee, directed by law to be held in sec altered. the town of Nashville, shall be hereafter held and commence on the
Thursday next succeeding the fourth Mondays of May and November, Process con- in every year; and that all writs and process which have been issued, tinued over ac. and all recognizance's returnable, and all suits and other proceedings cordingly.
See act of which have been continued to the said district court, directed by law to February 24, be held at Nashville, on the fourth Monday of May next, shall be 1807, sec. 4, returned and held continued to the Thursday next succeeding said ch. 16.
APPROVED, March 23, 1804.
March 23, 1804. Chap. XXXII.-An Act supplementary to the act, intiluled “An act to incorporate
the subscribers to the Bank of the United States." (Obsolete.)
Act of Feb. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United chariyo.8, 1791, States of America in Congress assembled, That the president and direct
Bank of the ors of the Bank of the United States shall be, and they are hereby authorU. States au. ized to establish offices of discount and deposit in any part of the territories thorized to es
or dependencies of the United States, in the manner, and on the terms tablish offices of discount and de- prescribed by the act to which this is a supplement. posit.
APPROVED, March 23, 1804.
March 23, 1804. Chap. XXXIII.-An Act to ascertain the boundary of the lands reserved by the
state of Virginia, northwest of the river Ohio, for the satisfaction of her officers and soldiers on continental establishment, and to limit the period for lucaling the
said lands.(a) Boundary line Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United now under the States of America in Congress assembled, that the line run under the surveyor-gene
direction of the surveyor-general of the United States, from the source ral established. of the Little Miami, towards the source of the Scioto, and which binds
on the east, the surveys of the lands of the United States, shall, together with its course continued to the Scioto river, be considered and held as the westerly boundary line, north of the source of the Little Miami, of
the territory reserved by the state of Virginia, between the Little Miami Proviso, that and Scioto rivers, for the use of the officers and soldiers of the contiwithin two
nental line of that state: Provided, that the state of Virginia shall, years the state of Virginia re.
within two years after the passing of this act, recognize such line as cognize the line. the boundary of the said territory. Officers
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the officers and soldiers, soldiers to complete their loca. or their legal representatives who are entitled to bounty lands within the tions in three above-mentioned reserved territory, shall complete their locations within years within the three years after the passing of this act, and every such officer and soldier, tory,
or his legal representative, whose bounty land has or shall have been Öfficers and located within that part of the said territory, to which the Indian title soldiers whose has been extinguished, shall make return of his or their surveys to the shall have been secretary of the department of war, within five years after the passing located on that of this act, and shall also exhibit and file with the said secretary, and part of the ter; within the same time, the original warrant or warrants under which he the Îndian title claims, or a certified copy thereof, under the seal of the office where the
(a) Act of March 2, 1807, chap. 21; act of April 30, 1810, chap. 35; act of April 11, 1818, chap. 43; act of April 18, 1918, chap. 62; act of February 24, 1819, chap. 40; act of April 20, 1822, chap. 29; act of March 1823, chap. 38; act of May 18, 1824, chap. 88; act of May 4, 1826, chap. 34; act of March 2, 1827, chap. 35; act of May 23, 1828, chap. 71; act of February 25, 1831, chap. 34 ; act of July 3, 1832, chap. 163; act of July 24, 1832, chap. 205 ; act of January 27, 1835, chap. 6; act of July 7, 1838, chap. 166; act of Septeinber 4, 1841, chap. 16.
said warrants are legally kept; which warrant, or certified copy thereof, has been extinshall be sufficient evidence that the grantee therein named, or the person returns, &c. to under whom such grantee claims, was originally entitled to such bounty the Secretary of land: and every person entitled to said lands and thus applying, shall War in five
years. thereupon be entitled to receive a patent in the manner prescribed by
Papers return. law.
ed to be evi. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That such part of the above men
the claiinants to tioned reserved territory as shall not have been located, and those tracts
patents. of land, within that part of the said territory to which the Indian title 1813, ch. 21. has been extinguished, the surveys whereof shall not have been returned Act of April
16, 1816, ch. 49. to the Secretary of War, within the time and times prescribed by this
Act of April act, shall thenceforth be released from any claim or claims for such 11, 1818, ch. 43. bounty lands, and shall be disposed of in conformity with the provisions
Act of Feb. of the act, intituled "An act in addition to, and modification of the 24, 1819, ch. 40. propositions contained in the act, intituled An act to enable the people Unlocated porof the eastern division of the territory, northwest of the river Ohio, to tion of the reform a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such in five years to state into the Union, on an equal footing with the original states, and be released from for other purposes."
claims and dis
posed of, &c. APPROVED, March 23, 1804.
CHAP. XXXIV.-An Act further to alter and establish certain post roads, and for March 26, 1804. other purposes.(a)
Post roads Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
discontinued. States of America in Congress assembled, That the following post roads be discontinued :
In North Carolina.–From Woodstock to Hyde Courthouse; from North CaroliHalifax to Tarborough; and from Tarborongh to Louisburg.
In Virginia.-From Lexington, by Amherst Springs, to Cabels- Virginia. borough; from Pendleton Courthouse to Bath Courthouse; and from Alexandria to Piscataway, in Maryland.
In Kentucky.–From Hartford, by Vienna, to Muhlenburg Court- Kentucky. house.
In Ohio.-From Zanesville to Marietta, and from Cincinnati to Ohio. Detroit.
In Maryland.-From Westminster to Taneytown; from Emmitsburg Maryland. to Fairfield, in Pennsylvania ; from Elkton to Sassafras; from Bridgetown to Greenborough, and from Brookville to Taneytown. In Pennsylvania.-From Pittsburg to Meedsville.
Pennsylvania. In Massachusetts.-From Worcester to Providence, in Rhode Island.
MassachuIn Vermont.-From Newbury, by Barry, to Montpelier.
Vermont. In New York. From the town of Chester, in Washington county, to New York. Plattsburg Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following post roads be Post roads es.
tablished. established, to wit: In Georgia.–From Athens to Walkinsville.
Georgia. In South Carolina.–From Orangeburg, by Barnwell Courthouse, South Caroli. Tredways, and Town creek mills to Campbetton; from Statesburg to na. Columbia. In North Carolina.–From Warrenton, by Ransom's bridge and
North Caroli. Enfield, to Tarborough; and to return, by Nash Courthouse, Sill's store and Ransom's bridge, to Warrenton; from Halifax to Enfield; from Scotland Neck, by Granbury's Cross-roads, to Windsor; and from Newbern to the town of Beaufort; from Raleigh, by Nutall's store, to Merritsville.
(a) Act to regulate the post-office department, May 1, 1810, chap. 37; act of March 3, 1825, chap. 64; act of July 2, 1836, chap. 270. Act of March 3, 1845, chap. 43.