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ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE PUBLICATION OF
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
ACTS OF THE THIRTIETH CONGRESS 1848-
fi'SID AT THE FIRST SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD'AT THE CITT OF
James K. Polk, President. Qeorge M. Dallas, Vice President. Robert
satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that the cost of
CHAP. 3.—AN ACT authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to grant a register to the barque Sarah and Eliza.
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asiMue"eUtertobc sembled, That there be issued, under the direction, of the Secretary of the Treasury, a register for the barque Sara"h and Eliza, formerly a British vessel, but now owned by Joshua T. Jones, Charles H. Jones, and Thomas Bell, citizens of the State of New York; and which said vessel having been wrecked and condemned on the coast of Maryland, was purchased by them, got off, and towed to New York, repaired, ProT«o. anrl refitted for sea: Provided, It shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that the cost thereof, after the purchase of the said vessel by the present owners, exceeds three-fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the same tonnage in the United States.
Approved January 24,1848.
CHAP. 4.—AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to reorganize the
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[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as««retarya£ayilb<st sembled, That if at any time the number of patents for lands employed t« sign sold or granted under the authority of the United States patents., Si^slii be such that they Cannot be signed in reasonable time by the secretary appointed for that purpose under the sixth section of the above-recited act, that, in that case the President shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint an assistant secretary, to sign the name; but the said assistant shall be employed by the express direction'of the President, and only for such time as may be necessary to bring up the arrears of patents which may be ready for signature. Approyed January 26,1848.