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CHAP. 5.—AN ACT concerning certain collection districts, and for other
[sec. \.~] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, Cold cold spring, N. Spring, on the north side of Long Island, in the State of New y., made a port .r York, be, and the same is hereby, made a port of delivery vevor to be apwifhin the collection district of the port of New York, and that a surveyor be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, to reside at the said port of Cold Spring, who shall have power to enrol and license vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and to enter and clear, and grant registers and other usual paperS to vessels employed in the whale fishery, under such restrictions and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may deem necessary, and who shall give the usual bond, perform the usual duties in the manner prescribed, and be entitled to receive the fees allowed by law to surveyors and collectors for the same duties, and no more. But all cargoes chargeable with duties shall be entered and the duties paid at the port of New York, before permission shall be granted to discharge the same at Cold Spring; that Greenport, on oreenport, N. the northeast part of Long Island, in the State of New York, ddiTM4eaporto1 be, and the same is hereby, made a port of delivery for the towns of Southhold and Riverhead, within the collection district of the port of Sag Harbor, and that a surveyor be a JjJSfff* t0£| appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of poweTM'and duthe Senate, to reside at the said port of Greenport, who shallUes' have like powers and fees, and be under the like restrictions, as is provided in this act for the surveyor of Cold Spring; but all cargoes chargeable with duties shall be entered and the duties paid at the port of Sag Harbor, before permission shall be granted to discharge the same at Greenport.
Approved January 26,1848.
CHAP. 6.—AN ACT to provide clothing for volunteers in the service of the
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in lieu of the money which, under existing clothing inkind
i "iii ■ J « r ii* tnay be furnished
laws, is allowed to volunteers as a commutation for clothing, to volunteers in the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause the therefor0"4* volunteers to be furniehed with clothing in kind, at the same rates, according to grades, as is provided for the troops of the regular army. Approved January 26, 1848.
CHAP. 7.—AN ACT exempting vessels employed by the American Colonization Society, in transporting colored emigrants from the United States to the coait of Africa, from the provisions of the acts of the 22d February and 2d of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, regulating the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels.
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asemph^ Vy sembled, That from and after the passage of this act, all and Mitw coio*^ everv vessel and vessels which shall or may be employed by Mar> au ( oo - ^e American Colonization Society, or by the Maryland State
the'TpciuofTMof Colonization Society, to transport, and which shall actually FebrSa" and^ ^"sp011) fr°m anv Port or ports m tne United States to any March"t847n colony or colonies on the west coast of Africa, colored emigrants to reside there, shall be, and the same are hereby,*excepted out of and exempted from the operation of the act entitled " An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels," passed twenty-second February, eighteen hundred and forty-seven; and of the act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to regulate the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels, and to determine the time when said act shall take effect,"' passed second March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven. Approved January 31,1848.
CHAP. 8.—AN ACT making further provisions £br surviving widows of the soldiers of the revolution.
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress asPratiiion for sembled, That if any person who served in the war of the
?itionaVofflceTM revolution in the manner specified in the act passed the seventh
andaoidien. day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled " An act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving
^See vol. 8, p. officers and soldiers of the revolution"* have died, or shall hereafter die, leaving a widow, whose marriage took place before the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, such widow shall be entitled to receive for and during her natural life, from and after the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, the annuity or pension which might have been allowed to her husband, in virtue of said act, if living at the time it was passed, under the same rules, regulations, and restrictions, as are prescribed in the act approved July seventh, eighteen hundred and thirtyeight, entitled " An act granting half-pay and pensions to cer
^t see Vol 9, P. tain w,fj[0WS;"| Provided, That in the event of the marriage pension to cease of such widow, said annuity or pension shall be discontinued.
on marriage. gEc g ^ ^ j^ffa enacts That such widows as
Thif act ex- have been admitted by special acts of Congress to the benefit who'are^Mion" °f tne pension act, approved the seventh day of July, one !c!» bjr ,pecial thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, or to the benefit of the *c' act approved the seventeenth of June, one thousand eight hun•dred and forty-four,* shall be entitled, and shall be admitted to * see Tol it, rthe benefit of this act; subject, however, to the rules, limita-aw* tiorts, and restrictions in and by said acts prescribed. Approved February 2, 1848.
CHAP. 9—AN ACT to authorize the issue of a register to the barque Wil
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Hovse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be issued, under the direction of the Sec- Aregutertoke retary of the Treasury, a register for the barque Wilhamet, i"tte<1 formerly a British vessel, but now owned by A. G. Benson and John Benson, citizens of the State of New York; said vessel having been wrecked and condemned on Rockaway beach, Long Island, was purchased by the aforesaid citizens of the United States, and has been repaired and refitted for sea: Provided, It shall be proved to the satisfaction of the r-rovUo. Secretary of the Treasury that the cost of the repairs made in the United States, 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 February 15, 1848.
CHAP. 10 —AN ACT to confirm the boundary line between Missouri and
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the dividing line between the States of Missouri confirmation of and Arkansas, surveyed by commissioners appointed under J1"'^TM* authority of laws enacted by those States, and ratified as a Missouri and Arcommon boundary by the act of the legislature of Arkansas, kan,uapproved twenty-third December, eighteen hundred and fortysix, and of the legislature of Missouri, approved February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, shall be, and the same is hereby, approved and confirmed as the boundary between those States, and between the surveying and land districts bordering thereon; and the Secretary of the Treasury is Pubtieundror■hereby authorized to have the surveys of the public lands of on'iatUM?0"'1 the United States closed on the line so surveyed as above mentioned: Provided, the expense thereof shall not exceed six dollars per mile for every mile and part of a mile actually surveyed, or necessarily resurveyed, in closing those surveys.
Approved February 15, 1848.
CHAP. 11.-AN ACT for the relief of Joseph and Lindley Ward.
tle their claims
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assemCommissioner bled, That the Commissioner of Indian Affairs be, and he is of Indian Affairs horn to adjust and so hereby, authorized to adjust and settle the claims of Lindley
and Joseph Ward, arising upon their contract with the United States to furnish rations for the emigrating Indians of the Pottawatomie tribe, in eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, accord
ing to the principles set forth in the report accompanying this Appropriation. bill; and that the same be paid out of any money in the
treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved February 15, 1848.
CHAP. 12.-AN ACT supplementary to the act entitled “An act to regulate
the exercise of the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court in certain cases, and for other purposes."
tion of the Su.
tended to cases
court of the Ter. ritory of lowa.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as
or sembled, That all and singular the provisions of the act enthe act of 224 Feb titled "An act to regulate the exercise of appellate jurisdicJuary, 1847, to tion of regulate the ap. tion of the Supreme Court in certain cases, and for other pellate jurisdic purposes," approved February twenty-second, eighteen hunpreme Court ex. dred and forty-seven, to which this is a supplement, so far as from the supreme may be, shall be and they hereby are made applicable to all
er cases which were pending in the supreme court or other
superior court of and for the late Territory of Iowa at the time said Territory was admitted into the Union as a State, and to all cases in which judgments or decrees have been rendered in said supreme or superior court of the said late Territory of Iowa, and not hitherto removed as aforesaid by writ of error
or appeal. Also extended Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all and singular 10. cases from all the provisions of the said act to which this is a supplement, after admitted as so far as may be, shall be and they hereby are made applica
ble to all cases which may be pending in the supreme or other superior court of and for any Territory of the United States which may hereafter be admitted as a State into the Union, at the time of its admission, and to all cases in which judgments or decrees shall have been rendered in such supreme or superior court at the time of such admission, and not previously removed by writ of error or appeal.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all cases, together pending in the with all process, records, orders, judgments, decrees, and
a: proceedings of federal character or jurisdiction, and not legally sion into the transferred to the State courts of the State of Iowa, pending red to the district prior to and at the time of the admission of the said State of ted States for lowa
; Iowa into the Union, in the district or supreme courts of the said Territory of Iowa, are hereby transferred to the district court of the United States for the district of Iowa: and it shall
courts of Jowa, before her admis.
court of the Uni.
be the duty of the respective clerks of the said courts of the said Territory of Iowa, or their successors in office, with whom the records and proceedings of said cases may be found, upon application by any person or persons interested therein, to make and certify a full and complete copy of the records thereof, and transmit the same, together with all the original process, pleadings, and other papers filed in such case or cases, and which may be removed without mutilating the records of said courts, to the clerk of the said district court of the United States; and when the said records, papers, and proceedings shall be thus certified to the said last mentioned court, its jurisdiction shall be deemed as full and complete as that of the court in which the said case originated had been prior to the said admission of the State of Iowa, or as if the said case had been originally instituted in said district court of the United States.
Approved February 22, 1848.
CHAP. 13.—AN ACT to. provide additional quarters rear to New Orleans, for United States soldiers and volunteers returned from or going to the seat of war in Mexico.
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, from the appropriation of five hundred thou- p^riaSfonaa*J: sand dollars "for providing for the comfort of discharged tamed in the act soldiers who may be landed at New Orleans, or other places t'%M»p^«a?d within the United States, so disabled by disease, or by wounds ^^£i°§j; received in the service, as to be unable to proceed to their soldiers at New homes, and for forwarding destitute soldiers to their homes," 0rleanscontained in an act making appropriations for the support of the army, and of volunteers, for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and for other purposes, approved second March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized to apply a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, to the erection, at or near the United States barracks below New Orleans, of a wooden hospital, commensurate with the probable wants of the service; also of temporary quarters for the accommodation of United States troops and volunteers 3uring their proper detention at that post, when going to or returning firom Mexico; and for the purchase of additional ground, if any shall be necessary to execute advantageously the objects herein specified.
Approved February 22, 184S.