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his default been retaken and convicted and imprisoned for
said offence.
Approved June 13,1848.

CHAP. 65.—An act for the relief of Joseph Wilson.

[sec. I.] Be it enacted by Hie Senate and House of RepreTo be allowed, sentatives of the United /Slates of America in Congress osia the settlement sembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury Depart?ofrdefctoneiee ment be, and they are hereby, authorized to allow to Joseph SJ'deJopaJ"1^ Wilson, a purser in the United States navy, in the settlement of* charieiSwn' °^ accounts> f°r sucn deficiency as he shall show to exist Mass«hu»'tt«wn' by reason of his making his deposites of the public money in the Phoenix Bank, at Charlestown, Massachusetts, subsequent to the twenty-fifth of February, eighteen hundred and forty-two, after a final liquidation and distribution of the effects of said bank shall have been made; and shall also alpenfe^o be l°w t0 said Wilson such reasonable and proper expenses as lowed. he has actually incurred and paid, or may incur and pay,

in a suit now pending in the supreme judicial court of Mas-
sachusetts, and prosecuting the same to final judgment,
brought to enforce the supposed priority of the claims of the
United States over other creditors upon the assets of said
bank in the hands nf trustees; the proper evidence thereof
being furnished by said Wilson to the accounting officers
aforesaid.
Approved June 13,1848.

CHAP. 66.—AN ACT for the relief of Charles L. DelL

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress asmi claim for sembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury, Ja^fiTsSnTnota under the direction of the Secretary of War, settle the claim war to be .etued. 0f Charles L. Dell, of Florida, for military services performed during the Seminole war, between the twenty-third of May and the twenty-ninth of November, eighteen hundred and forty, making to him such compensation for pay and allowAmount found ances as shall appear to be just; and that the amount which d« to be paid saii be so ascertained to be due, to be paid to him, notwithstanding the want of a muster roll bearing his name, and that the same shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved June 13,1848.

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■CHAP. 67.—AN ACT to amend the act entitled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant pre-emption rights," &c, approved September fourth, eighteen hundred and forty-one.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- Asscn{ sembkd, That the sixteenth section of said act be so amended grass given to> as to give the consent of Congress, and the same is hereby Sa two pw'centf given, to the application of the two per cent, fund heretofore [^g^JfV.* reliquished by said act to the State of Mississippi, to be faith- «i«ipPi "to th» My applied to the construction of a railroad leading frorri ^a^^SLm. Brandon, in the State of Mississippi, to the eastern boundary Jackson to the

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of said State, in such manner as to authorize the construe- of saittstate. tion of a railroad, commencing at Jackson, in said State,and extending to the eastern boundary of said State of Mississippi, via Brandon, in the direction, as near as may be, of the towns of Selma, Cahawba, and Montgomery, in the State of Alabama. Approved June 16, 1848.

CHAP. 68.—AN ACT to attach a portion of the northwestern land district of
Louisiana to the district north of Red river, Louisiana.

[sec. I.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That, from and after the first day of October, anno Domini eighteen hundred and forty-eight, townships fourteen north to twenty-three north, inclusive, in ranges four and five west, shall be detached from the northwestern land district, Louisiana; and the same shall, from and after the date aforesaid, be attached to, and form a part of, the district north of Red river, Louisiana; and it shall be, and is hereby, made the duty of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to cause the land office in the district north of Red river to be furnished with the plats and other papers, or transcripts thereof, relating to the townships aforesaid, and to have this act carried into full effect.

Approved June 16,1848.

CHAP. 69—AN ACT for the relief of W. B. Slaughter, late Secretary of the
Territory of Wisconsin.

[sec 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- Hi, accounts to> Sembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury De- £fp£"'$°uSS» partment be authorized and directed to settle the accounts of and equity. W. B. Slaughter, late Secretary of the Treasury of Wisconsin, upon the principles of equity and justice; and thatthey cause to be paid to him the balance, if any be due him, out of any duettoCL to£3d moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, jTM^^^ That such balance shall not exceed the sum of one thousand »i,m »i. seven hundred and thirty one dollars and fifty-one cents.

Approved June 24,1848.

A portion of the northwestern land district of Louisiana attached to the district north of Red river.

CHAP. 70.—AS ACT to prevent the importation of adulterated and spurious drugs and medicines.

[sec. 1.] lie it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreAU drngi, med. sentatives of the United States oj America in Congress asseines, sJ?.,Wu, sembled, That from and after the passage of this act, all drugs, custom house, be medicines, medicinal preparations, including medicinal essenpra5edcd ual oils, and chemical preparations used wholly or in part as medicine, imported into the United States from abroad, shall, before passing the custom-house, be examined and appraised, as well in reference to their quality, purity, and fitness for medical purposes, as to their value and identity specified in the invoice.

Medicinal pre- gEC- 2. And be it further enacted, That all medicinal prepa

narationi to have . , ,J . ,' ,. » .

me name of the rations, whether chemical or otherwise, usually imported a^edMiorereMh' with the name of the manufacturer, shall have the true name parcel. of the manufacturer, and the place where they are prepared,

permanently and legibly affixed to each parcel, by stamp, label, or otherwise ; and all medicinal preparations imported without such names affixed as aforesaid, shall be adjudged to be forfeited.

Adulterated Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That if, on examinadragt?me£cinee»<! uon> anv drugs, medicines, medicinal preparations, whether ttVcuftomho'oae' cnermcal or otherwise, including medicinal essential oils, are e 'found, in the opinion of the examiner, to be so far adulterated,

or in any manner deteriorated, as to render them inferior in strength and purity to the standard established by the United States, Edinburgh, London, French, and German pharmacopoeias and dispensatories, and thereby improper, unsafe, or dangerous to be used for medicinal purposes, a return to that effect shall be made upon the invoice, and the articles so noted shall not pass the custom-house, unless, on a re-examination of a strictly analytical character, called for by the owner or consignee, the return of the examiner shall be found erroneous; and it shall be declared as the resultof such, analysis, that the said articles may properly, safely, and without danger, be used for medicinal purposes. •i°e"!o nave the ^EC' ^' ^n<^ ^e it further enacted, That the owner or conpmilcge ofcai* signee shall at all times, when dissatisfied with the examinSfuon.are'ex"n' er's return, have the privilege of calling, at his own expense, for a re-examination; and, on depositing with the collector such sum as the latter may deem sufficient to defray such expense, it shall be the duty of that officer to procure some competent analytical chemist possessing the confidence of the medical profession, as well as of the colleges of medicineand pharmacy, if any such institutions exist in the State in which the collection district is situated, a careful analysisof the articles included in said return, and a report upon the same under oath ; and in case the report, which shall be final, shall declare the return of the examiner to be erroaeous, and the said articles to be of the requisite strength and purity, according to the standards referred to in (henext preceding section of this act, the entire invoice shall be passed wiihout re

servation, on payment of the customary duties; but, in case
the examiner's return shall be sustained by the analysis and re-
port, the said articles shall remain in charge of the collector,
and the owner or consignee, on payment of the charges of
storage, and other expenses necessarily incurred by the United
States, and on giving a bond with sureties satisfactory to the
collector to land said articles out of the limits of the United
Stales, shall have the privilege of re-exporting them at any
time within the period of six months after the report of the
analysis; but if the said articles shall not be sent out of the
United States within the time specified, it shall be the duty
of the collector, at the expiration of said time, to cause the 1
same to be destroyed, holding the owner or consignee re-
sponsible to the United States for the payment of all charges,
in the same manner as if said articles had been re-exported.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, in order to carry secretary of the into effect the provisions of this act, the Secretary of the p0rf""$cJS J£ Treasury is hereby authorized and required to appoint suita- amineTM of drugi, bly qualified persons as special examiners of drugs, medicines, chemicals, <fcc, namely: one .examiner in each of the ports of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charleston, and New Orleans, with the following salaries, viz: at New York sixteen hundred dollars per annum; and at each Their salaries, of the other ports above-named, one thousand dollars per an»nm; which said salaries shall be paid each year, quarterly, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; and it shall be the duty of the said secretary to give such Necessary ininstructions to the collectors of the customs in the other col- g'TMntito*coSecTlection districls, as he may deem necessary to prevent the ors of customs, importation of adulterated and spurious drugs and medicines.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the special ex- ^peciaie*aminaminers to be appointed under this act shall, before entering oath required by on the discharge of their duties, take and subscribe the oath iy*ia^ofS(HhJU' or affirmation required by the ninth section of the act of the thirtieth of July, eighteen hundred and forty-six, entitled ** An act reducing the duty on imports, and for other purposes."

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the special exam- Theipeeiaiex.

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mers authorized to be appointed by the fifth section of this ken n-om omenTM act shall, if suitably qualified persons can be found, be taken thVw«om«?d" from the officers now employed in the respective collection districts; and if new appointments shall be necessary for want of such persons, then, as soon as it can be done consistently with the efficiency of the service, the officers in said districts shall be reduced, so that the present number of said officers shall not be permanently increased by reason of such new appointments. Approved June 26, 1848.

CHAP. 71.—AN ACT making appropriations for the payment of re-volutionary and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine.

Revolutionary pensions.

Invalid pensions.

For widows and orphans.

For half-pay pensions to wid* cws and orphans.

Arrearages.

Proviso in net of 7th May, 1846, repealed.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of pensions for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fortynine.

For revolutionary pensions, under the act of the eighteenth of March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, in> addition to an unexpended balance remaining in the treasury of eighty-three thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven dollars and forty-three cents, fourteen thousand one hundred and twenty-two dollars and fifty-seven cents.

For invalid pensions, under various acts, two hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

For pensions to widows and orphans, under the act of the fourth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, in addition to an unexpended balance remaining in the treasury of one hundred and fifty-one thousand one hundred and fifty-six dollars and thirty-six cents, thirty-two thousand eight hundred and forty-three dollars and sixty-four cents.

For pensions to widows, under the act of the second February, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, in addition to the unexpended balance of two hundred and sixty-three thousand seven hundred and twenty-nine dollars and eighty-seven cents remaining in the treasury of a former appropriation for the payment of pensions, under the act of seventeenth June, eighteen hundred and forty-four, one hundred and thirty-six thousand two hundred and seventy dollars and thirteen cents. .

For half pay pensions to widows and orphans, payable through the Third Auditor's office, in addition to an unexpended balance remaining in the treasury of eight thousand seven hundred and ninety dollars and four cents, nine thousand five hundred dollars.

For arrearages prior to the first of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, payable through the offices of the Second and Third Auditors, in addition to an unexpended balance of three thousand two hundred and one dollars and forty-five cents, eight hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the proviso to the second section of the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and other pensions of the United States for the year ending the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and for other purposes," approved May seventh, eighteen hundred and fortysix, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved June 26, 1848.

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