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expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Trea-
sury, for the construction and equipment of the said revenue
cutters; and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the
Treasury, before commencing the construction of any reve-
nue cutter, to give public notice, for at least thirty days, in
two or more public newspapers published at the city of Wash-
ington, and in such other papers published at maritime places,
where ship-building is carred on, as he may deem expedient;
inviting proposals for materials for, and building, said reve-
nue cutters, to be constructed under the superintendence and
direction of an officer of the revenue survice; and after
opening the proposals, it shall be the duty of said Secretary *
to enter into a contract with the lowest responsible bidder or
bidders therefor.

SURVEYS OF PUBLIC LANDS. Surreys.

For surveying, in addition to the unexpended balance of formor appropriations, viz:

For surveying the public lands, including incidental ex- lic8"^^^^ penses, to be apportioned to the several districts according to ding incident*! the exigencies of the public service—the part to be applied eipeMM'TK: to the surveys of the mineral regions of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa, and to the location of private claims in Florida, to be disbursed at augmented rates—om hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.

For surveying in Florida, under act of June twenty-eighth, Honda, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, directing certain surveys in the State of Florida, fifteen thousand dollars.

For carrying into effect the act of first July, eighteen hundred and forty eight, for the relief of the bona fide settlers under the acts for the armed occupation and settlement of a part of the Territory of Florida, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For clerks in the offices of the surveyors general, to be ap. cicriuinoacet

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porttoned to them according to the exigencies of the public eraL
service, and, if necessary, to be employed in transcribing field-
notes of surveys for the purpose of preserving them at the
seat of government, and for other purposes, twenty-two thou-
sand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

For detached surveys in the southern part of Missouri, at Miaiouri. a rate not exceeding five dollars per mile, on account of the • difficulties in surveying lakes and swamps, four thousand dollars.

For correction of erroneous and defective surveys in Illinois and Missouri, at a rate not exceeding six dollars per mile, one thousand two hundred dollars.

For retracing in the State of Mississippi, to supply lost M>«iis«ippi. field-notes, and for the location of private claims, two thousand four hundred dollars.

For the location of private claims and correction of surveys Louisiana, in Louisiana, exclusive of the Greensburg district, fourteen thousand two hundred and thirty dollars. .

Additional compensation to deputies in Florida.

Mineral land

Geologists, la* borers, packmen, and incidental expenses.

Expenses collecting rents of

For retracing in the State of Alabama, to supply field-note destroyed by fire, six thousand and fifty dollars.

For additional compensation to certain deputies, as set forth in the report of the surveyor general of Florida, three thousand dollars.

For mineral land service, to carry out the requirements ol the acts of the first and third March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, viz:

For compensation of geologists, assistant geologists, laborers, packmen, and incidental expenses attending the geological examination and survey of the mineral lands in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa, including the amount required for the third and fourth quarters of the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, forty thousand dollars.

For compensation of agent, assistant agent, and incidental expenses in collecting the rents required by the leases and permits issued'to minors and others in Michigan and Wisconsin, three thousand four hundred dollars.

Foreign intercourse.

Secretaries ol legation.

Minister to Turkey.

Dragoman.

Charges des af faires.

Contingencies.

Contingent expenses of foreign intercourse.

Consul general at Alexandria

John Hogan for jerrices as political agent in St. Domingo.

Consul at London

Commissioner is

INTERCOURSE WITH FOREIGN NATIONS.

For salaries of the ministers of the United States to Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia, Spain, and Brazil, fifty-four thousand dollars; and for outfit of said minister to Russia, nine thousand dollars.

For salaries of secretaries of legation to the same places, twelve thousand dollars.

For salary of minister resident to Turkey, six thousand dollars.

For salary of the dragoman to the legation to Turkey, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For salaries of the charges des affaires to Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Naples, Sardinia, the Papal States, Chili, Peru, New Granada, Venezuela, Buenos Ayres, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Ecuador, seventy-six thousand five hundred dollars.

For contingent expenses of all the missions abroad, thirty thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of foreign intercourse, thirty thousand dollars.

For intercourse with the Barbary Powers, nine thousand dollars.

For the salary of a consul general at Alexandria, three thousand dollars.

For paying John Hogan twelve hundred and fifty dollars for services and expenditures as political agent in St Domingo, and in full satisfaction of all his claims for extra expenses and services in the years eighteen hundred and forty-two and eighteen hundred and forty-three.

For salary of consul at London, two thousand dollars.

For salary of the commissioner to the Sandwich islands, three thousand dollars.

For paying Joshua Dodge, late special tobacco agent of the United States to the various governments of Europe, four thousand five hundred dollars, in full compensation for his services, and for contingent and^other expenses incurred by him during the period of his three missions as said special tobacco agent, and for services rendered to the tobacco interest of the United States.

For paying John Randolph Clay, late secretary of legation at St. Petersburg, on account of his services as charge des affaires at said court, from the twenty-seventh day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six, to the eighteenth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, after the rate of four thousand five hundred dollars per annum, deducting his pay as secretary of legation at two thousand dollars per annum, the sum of three thousand nine hundred and ten dollars and seventy six cents: Provided, The Secretary of State shall be satisfied that the service was performed, and is still unpaid for.

For paying Eben Ritchie Dorr for diplomatic services at the republic of Chili, from the seventeenth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, until the nineteenth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-five, five thousand two hundred and sixty two dollars.

For paying Jacob L. Martin, late secretary of legation of the United States at Paris, for his services as charge des affaires of the United States near the French government, from fifteenth day of September, eighteen hundred and forty-six, to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, being the time intervening between the recall of our late minister, Mr. King, and the arrival of Mr. Rush, after the rate of four thousand five hundred dollars per annum, (deducting his pay as secretary of legation,) the sum of two thousand one hundred and ninety-three dollars.

For compensation to William M. Blackford, as charge d'affaires to the republic of New Granada, the sum of one thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars, being the usual return allowance to charge d'affaires to foreign courts.

For compensation to Stanhope Prevost, consul of the United States at Lima, for diplomatic services rendered in the absence of the charge d'affaires from that country, the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars.

For paying Peter Parker, secretary of legation and Chinese interpreter at Canton, for his services as charge des affaires of the United States at said place, from the twenty-eighth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, to the twentyeighth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; being the interval between the death of Alexander H. Everett, late commissioner at Canton, and the probable arrival of the 'present commissioner, John W. Davis, esq., after the rate of tour thousand five hundred dollars per annum, (after deducting his salary as such secretary,) the sum of two thousand dollars.

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A. T. Donnett. For paying A. T. Donnett, for services as acting chart des affaires to Portugal, from nineteenth April to twent fourth December, eighteen hundred and forty-one, three thoi sand and sixty-nine dollars and eighty-six cents. Joseph Graham For paying to Joseph Graham the sum of one thousan ana George ^Lee four hundred and sixty dollars, and to George Lee Brent th agents and bear- SUm of two thousand one hundred and fifteen dollars, in fu *romf des|4ueno9 compensation for their services and expenses as specii Ayres to Para- agents and bearers of despatches from Buenos Ayrcs to Pan gu*y' guay, in the year eighteen hundred and forty six, on a ink

sion instituted by the charge d'affaires of the United State at Buenos Ayres, to offer the mediation of the United State to adjust and settle hostilities then pending between th Argentine confederation and the Stateor Provinceof Paraguay r(J8ntei^eleTM{ For interpreters, guards, and other expenses of the consu Constantinople lates at Constantinople, Smyrna, and Alexandria, one thou

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Alexandria. sand five hundred dollars. commi««i»ner For salary of a commissioner to reside in China, five thou

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interpreter and For salary of the interpreter and secretary to the said mis secretary. sion, two thousand five hundred dollars.

Relief of Amer. For the relief and protection of American seamen iu foreign icanseamen. countries, seventy-five thousand dollars.

contin encies For clerk hire, office rent, and other expenses of the office of consulate0 at of the consul of the United States at London, two thousand London- eight hundred dollars.

Boundary line For the expenses of running and marking the boundary line tedwelute.e Md between the United States and Mexico, and paying the salaMexico. ries of the officers of the commission, a sum not exceeding

fifty thousand dollars. For salary of the consul at Beyroot, five hundred dollars. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the third section of the " act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and for other purposes," approved the tenth of August,*one thousand eight hundred and forty six, be, and the same is hereby, revived and continued in force for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine. Payments to the Sec 3. And be it further enacted, That inasmuch as it is Indians1'*1'01' °f claimed by the Creek nation of Indians that a balance of one hundred and forty-one thousand and fifty-five dollars and ninety-one cents, being the remainder of the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars agreed to be paid in liquidation of the claims of the citizens of Georgia, to be ascertained and allowed by the arbitrament and award of the President of the United States, under the fourth article of the treaty of the eighth of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, to belong to them, and the said sum of one hundred and forty-one thousand and fifty-five dollars and ninety-one cents is intended as a compromise of said claim: And inasmuch as it is a matter of doubt whether the obligation of the United States

Consul at Beyroot.

under said article extended further than to pay to the State of Georgia whatever balance might be found due to her citizens from the Creek nation: And inasmuch, also, as the whole sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars has in fact heretofore been paid by the United States to the State of Georgia:—it is therefore directed that the President of the United States shall cause the said sum of one hundred and forty-one thousand and fifty-five dollars and ninety-one cents, said sum of one hundred and forty-one thousand and fifty five dollars and ninety-one cents, to be paid to the said Creek nation of Indians in the manner following, viz: one-fifth on demand, and the residue thereof, without interest, to be paid in four equal annual instalments ; on condition, however, that a release of all claim for principal and interest on account of said sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars shall be first executed by the said Creek nation to the United States,, in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct, in full discharge of the same ; and on condition, also, that the persons to whom said money shall be paid shall make proof to the satisfaction of the President of the United States that they have full power and authority to receive and receipt for the same.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, required to pay, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the Creek nation of Indians, or to the order of the delegation of Indians aforesaid, the sum of forty three thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars thirty-three and one third cents, in satisfaction of the claims of thirteen hundred " Creek Indian emigrants," friends and followers of General Mcintosh, who were emigrated to the west in eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, by Col. Crowell, under the conduct and control of Luther Blake, as provided in the ninth article of the treaty of twenty-fourth of January, eighteen hundred and twentysix: Provided, That the persons to whom said money shall be paid shall make proof, to the satisfaction of the President of the United States, that they have full power to receive and receipt for the same : And provided, also, That said money shall be paid only on condition that a release be first executed to the United States in full of all claims for principal and interest on account of the emigration of said thirteen hundred Creek Indians.

Approved August 12,1848.

CHAP. 167.—AN ACT for giving effect to certain treaty stipulations between this and foreign governments, for the apprehension and delivering up of certain offenders.

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sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- "tuition may

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sembled, That in all cases in which there now exists, or unite* sute» ana

hereafter may exist, any treaty or convention for extradition JJJ,'g° th«0T

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