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Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said Trea- To be receivsury notes shall be received in payment of all duties and taxes ed in payment

of all duties,taxlaid by the authority of the United States, of all public lands es, &c. Que the sold by the said authority, and of all debts to the United United States. States of any character whatsoever, which may be due and payable at the time when said Treasury notes may be so offered in payment; and on every such payment credit shall be given for the amount of the principal and interest which, en the day of such payment, may be due on the note or notes thus given in payment.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That every collector, How Collectreceiver of public moneys, or other officer or agent of the ors and Receiv

ers of public mo. United States, shall, on the receipt of any 'Treasury notes in neys 'shall re. payment for the Government, take from the holder thereof a ceive such notes receipt on the back of each of said notes, stating distinctly in Pay

stotincelistinol, in payments to the date and the amount received, and shall keep, according and account for to such forms as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the the same. Treasury, entries of whom received, the number, date, and respective amounts of principal and interest of each and every Treasury note thus received ; and, on delivering the same to the Treasury, shall receive credit for the amount paid, as prescribed by the last section, provided no error shall appear.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of How and when the Treasury be and he is hereby authorized and directed to such notes are

to be reimburs. cáuse to be reimbursed and paid the principal and interest of ed and paid. the Treasury notes which may be issued by virtue of this act, at the several time and times when the same, according to the provisions of this act, should be thus reimbursed and paid. And the said Secretary is further authorized to make Secretary of purchases of the said notes at par for the amount of the the Treasury principal and interest due at the time of purchase on such may purchase

* such notes. notes. And so much of unappropriated money in the Treasury as may be necessary for that purpose is hereby appiopriated for paying the principal and interest of said notes.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That if any person Penalty for shall falsely make, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure forging & counto be falşely made, forged, or counterfeited, or willingly aid tertentis or assist in falsely making, forging, or counterfeiting, any note in imitation of, or purporting to be, a Treasury note aforesaid; or shall falsely alter, or cause or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering, any Treasury note issued as aforesaid; or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish as true, any false, forged, or counterfeited note, purporting to be a Treasury note as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely forged or counterfeited; or shall pass, utter, or publish as true, any falsely altered Treasury note issued as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely altered, every such person shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of felony; and, being thereof convicted,

by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned and kept at hard labor for a period not less than three years nor more than ten years, and to be fined in a sum not ex

ceeding five thousand dollars. Penalty for Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That, if any person making or en shall make or engrave, or cause or procure to be made or en.

me graved, or shall have in his custody or possession any metallic tallic plate,&c., & aed, Of Small have in with intent to plate engraved after the similitude of any plate from which use the same in any notes issued as aforesaid shall have been printed, with terfeiting.

intent to use such plate, or cause or suffer the same to be used, in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, or shall have in his custody or possession any blank note or notes, engraved and printed after the similitude of any notes issued as aforesaid, with intent to use such blanks, or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, or shall have in his custody or possession any paper adapted to the making of notes, and similar to the paper upon which any such notes shall have been issued, with intent to use such paper, or cause or suffer the same to be used, in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, every such person, being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned, and kept to hard labor, for a term not less than three nor more than ten years, and fined in a

sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. The Sec'y of Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasuryau- the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to make and isthorized tomake

struke sue, from time to time, such instructions, rules, and regulations, rules,&c., tions to the several collectors, receivers of public money, de to collectors, re. positaries, and all others who may be authorized to receive ceivers of public money. &c. in the said Treasury notes on behalf of, and as agents in any regard to the capacity for the United States, as to the safekeeping, dispodisposition, re.

opingsition, return, and cancelling of the said notes so paid to and turn, & cancel. received by them, respectively, and as to their accounts and Jing of notes. returns to the Department of such receipts, as may seem to

him best calculated to promote the public interests and convenience, and secure the United States and the holders of the

notes against fraud and losses. Other notes Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That, in lieu of the may be issued notes authorized by this act, which may be redeemed, other redeemed.

boles notes may be issued: Provided, however, The amount of Proviso. - such notes outstanding, together with the stock issued by

virtue of the thirteenth and sixteenth sections of this act,

shall not exceed the sum of twenty-three millions of dollars. Holders of Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That it shall be law. notes may pre- ful for the holders of the aforesaid Treasury notes to present sent them at any time, & receive them at any time to the Treasury of the United States, or to therefor certiti. any assistant treasurer, or to such collectors of the customs

ed and receivers of public moneys as may be designated by the stock.

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Secretary of the Treasury; and the holders of the said Trea-
sury notes shall be entitled to receive therefor the amount of
the principal of the said notes in a certificate or certificates
of funded stock, bearing interest at six per centum per an-
num, from the date of such presentment of said Treasury
notes, and for the interest shall be paid in money; and the
stock thus to be issued shall be transferable on the books of
the Treasury: Provided, however, and be it further enacted, Proviso.
That it shall be lawful for the United States to reimburse the
stock thus created at any time after the last day of Decem-
ber, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven.

Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may Holders of be lawful for the holder of any Treasury notes issued, or au-'^^^Timderthbl tborized to be issued, under this act or any laws heretofore or anv former passed, to convert the same into certificates of funded stock, act may convert upon the same terms and in the same manner hereinbefore certificates '"of provided in relation to the Treasury notes authorized by the funded stock, first section of this act.

Sec. 15. And be it furtlier enacted, That the authority to The authority issue Treasury notes authorized by the "Act authorizing an'0 issue^Treajissuc of Treasury notes and a loan," approved July twenty-the^adof Jury second, one thousand eight bundled and forty-six, be, and-22d, 1846, e»the same is hereby, extended to the same period fixed for the sa"ngJ ;£j ^ Treasury notes authorized by this act, and upon the same e(i for the notes terms and conditions herein specified: Provided, That the authorized by Treasury notes authorized by this section shall not exceed p^"^' five millions of dollars.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That the President, The President if in his opinion it shall be the interest of the United States S'n^nste so to do, instead of issuing the whole amount of Treasury whole amount notes authorized by the first section of this act, may borrow, ?rej0tbes *ne'i^ on the credit of the United States, such an amount of money sec 0l this act, as he may deem proper, and issue therefor slock of the United borrow such aStates bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six per centum JJ^may^d^Si per annum for the sum thus borrowed, redeemable after thir- proper, ty-first December, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven: Pro- Proviso. vided, however, That the sum so borrowed, together with the Treasury notes issued under the first and twelfth sections of this act outstanding, and the stock created by this and the thirteenth section of this act, shall not in the whole exceed the sum of twenty-three millions of dollars: And provided further, That no stock shall be issued at a less rale than par. /

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the interest on Iutcrestonstock the stock created by this act shall be payable semi-annually when Pavabl9on the first da«rs of January and July in each year.

Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That the certificates How certiftof stock to be issued under this act shall be signed by the"ec,s0 be signed Register of the Treasury, and the Secretaiy of the Treasury and sealed.

shall cause each of said certificates to be sealed with the seal

of his Department. Payment of the Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That for the payment stocks issued by of the stock which may be créater under the provisions of virtue of this act how secured. this act, the sales of the public lands are hereby pledged;

and it is hereby made the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to use and apply all moneys which may be received into the Treasury for the sales of the public lands after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, first, to pay the interest on all stocks issued by virtue of this act; and, secondly, to use the balance of said receipts, after paying the interest aforesaid, in the purchase of said stocks at their market value, provided no more than par shall be paid

for said stocks. Appropriation Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exfor preparing, ceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be paid out of any unapprinting, en gravidy, &c. propriated money in the Treasury, be, and the same is here

by appropriated, for defraying the expense of preparing,

printing, engraving, and otherwise incident to the issuing of Proviso.

the Treasury notes and stock authorized by this act: Provided, That no compensation shall be made to any officer whose salary is fixed by law, for preparing, signing, or issu

ing Treasury notes, or certificates of stock. The Sec’y of Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That it shall be, and the Treasury to hereby is, made the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to caise monthly

because a statement to be published monthly of the amount of published. all Treasury notes issued or redeemed in pursuance of the When the pow. provisions of this act; and that the power to issue Treasury er to issue such notes, conferred on the President of the United States by this act, notes shall cease. "" shall cease and determine six months after the exchange and

ratiíication of a treaty of peace with the Republic of Mexico. The_S:c'y of Sec. 22. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the

Icy to duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress report to Con. gress, at cach at the commencement of each session the amount of Trea: session, the a sury notes which have been issued under the provisions of mount of notes thiát. the amount red issued, redeein

16this act; the amount redeemed, and the manner in which reed, purchased, deemed; the amount purchased, and of whom, and at what &c.

time purchased; and the amount reissued, stating in lieu of which redemption they are reissued, with the date of such reissue, during the preceiling year.

Approved, January 28, 1847.

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CHAP. 6.-AN ACT to provide for the establishment of additional post

routes in the State of Texas. Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repa

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. al post sembled, That the following additional post routes be estabroutes estab. lished.

lished in the State of Texas :

Additi

From Sabine city, via Beaumont, Jasper L. Norvill's, and J. Kendrick's, to San Augustine.

From Lyons Post Office, in Louisiana, via Salem and Patillos, to Beaumont.

From Alexandriaj Louisiana, via Burr's Ferry, on the Sabine river, and the county site of Newton, to Jasper.

From Nacogdoches, via county site of Angelina, to county site of Tyler.

From Sabine town, via Pendleton and Hamilton, to Shelbyville.

From Crockett to Palestine.

From Shelbyville, via Henderson, to the county site of Smith.

From Shelbyville, via Colonel H. C. Ashton's, Logansport, and McMillen's, to Pulaski. .

From Greenwood, Louisiana, via Sheenick's Ferry and Riycs's Landing, to Moore's Post Office, and from Shreevesport, via Port Caddo, to Jefferson, in Cass County.

From Nacogdoches, via county site of Cherokee, AngXjn's, Palestine, and the county site of Henderson, to Dallas.

From Jefferson, in Cass county, via the county site of Cass, via Dangerfield, the county site of Titus, (Mount Pleasant,) the county site of Hopkins, (Tarrant,) and the county site of Hunt to Dallas.

From Bonham, via Warren, to county site of Grayson, (Sherman,) and from Sherman, via Pinckneysville, to Stewartville; and the existing route from Bonham to Dallas shall be so changed as to pass through Backner, Stewartville, and Cedar Spring,

From Marshall, via the county site of Upshur and the county site of Henderson, to Buffalo, on the Trinity.

From county site of Upshur, via county site of Titus, to Clarksville, and from Paris'to Tarrant.

From county site of Cherokee, via the "Saline (Neches)" and the county site of Smith, to county site of Upshur.

From Galveston to Sabine Pass.

From Houston, via Linchburg and Cedar Bayou to Liberty.

From Austin, via San Marco and New Braunfels, to San Antonio

From La Grange, via Lyons, Chaudoin's, Hallett's, Petersburgh, and Shibblings' Mills, to Victoria.

From Gonzales, via Cuero and Victoria, to Port La Bacca.

From Port La Bacca, via Indian Point and Port Caballo, to Matagorda.

From Galveston, via Springfield and Shelton's, to Chamber's Creek.

From Victoria, via Goliad, Refugio, and San Patricio, to Corpus Christi.

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