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geons, to be appointed as provided by existing laws, and the regulations made-under them. ,

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of Appointment of the act of eighteen hundred and thirty-eight be, and hereby are, chaplains authorextended so as to authorize the employment of ten additional ize chaplains, for military posts of the United States.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President be, Judge advocate and he is hereby, authorized, by and with the advice and con- pointment of, ausent of the Senate, to appoint a suitable person as judge advo. cate for the army, to be taken from the captains in the army, who shall have the brevet rank, pay, and emoluments of a major of cavalry, and that so much of the proviso to the third section of the act approved July nineteenth, eighteen hundred and forty eight, as relates to officers of the Adjutant General's department, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved March 2, 1849.

thorized.

CHAP. 84.-AN ACT for changing the location of the land office in the Chip

pewa land district, and establishing an additional land district in the State of Wisconsin.

removed to Sull.

Additional land

district created.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the ihirtieih June next, the land Land office at office for the sale of the public lands in the Chippewa land dis- Wisconsin, to be trict shall be removed from the falls of St. Croix, to Suill- water. water in the county of St. Croix, in the proposed Territory of Minesota; and sales of the public lands in said district shall thereafter he held at Stillwaler, in the county aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the sale of the public lands in the Territory of Wisconsin, an additional land ofice and land office and land district are hereby created, coin prising all the lands not included within the districts of land subject to sale at Green Bay, Milwaukee, or Mineral Point, which shall be called the western land district.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President be, Register and and he is hereby, authorized to appoint, by and with the ad- appointed, their vice and consent of the Senate, a register and a receiver of the public moneys for the said district, who shall respectively be tions. required to reside at the site of said office, and who shall have the same powers, perform the same duties, and be entitled to the same compensation as aré, or may be, prescribed by law in relation to other land officers of the United States.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President is Lands in said authorized to cause the public lands in the said district, with posed to sale. the exemption of sections numbered sixteen, in each township: reserved for the use of schools, or such other lands as may be selected by law in lieu thereof, and of such other tracts as he may select for military or other purposes, to be exposed to sale . in the same manner, and upon the same terms and conditions as the other public lands of the United States.

receiver to

be

powers, duties, signate the site of land office.

district to be ex

President to de: Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the President is

hereby authorized to designate the site at which the said office shall be established, and to reinove the same to any other place within said district, whenever, in his opinion, it may be deemned expedient. '

Approved March 2, 1849.

CHAP. 85.-AN ACT granting a half section of land for the use of schools

within fractional township nineteen south, of range eighteen west, county of Lowndes, State of Mississippi.

sioners

within

section of land.

How lands so

held.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asSchool commis- sembled, That the school coinmissioners, or other authority, fractional ownhaving official cognizance over school lands within (ractional ship 19 south, of township nineteen south, of range eighteen west, State of Misselece one half sissippi, be, and they are hereby, authorized to select by legal

subdivisions, from any of the public lands within the said State not otherwise appropriated, a quantity of land not exceeding one half section, for the lise and support of schools within the said fractional township.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when the lands selected shall be hereby authorized to be selected shall have been approved by

the Secretary of the Treasury, they shall be held by the inhabitants of the township herein designated by the same tenure, and upon the same termis, for the support of schools in the said township, as if they had been selected under the provisions of the general school law of the twentieth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six: Provided, nevertheless, That the said commissioners, or other authority mentioned in the first section of this act, shall not be authorized by any thing herein contained to select lands out of the land district in which said fractional township is situated, if there be land within said district applicable to school purposes under the provisions of the act of May (wentieth, eighteen hundred and twenty-six.

Approved March 2, 1849.

Proviso.

CHAP. 86.-AN ACT in relation to the Fox and Wisconsin river reservation,

in the State of Wisconsin.

Green Bay land

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCertain entries sembled, That all land entries made in the Green Bay land disof land. in the trici, in the State of Wisconsin, upon the odd-numbered sections district confirm- of the Fox and Wisconsin river reservation in said State, subse

quent to the passage of an act entiiled “An act to grant a certain quantity of land to aid in the improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin rivers, and conuect the same by canal, in the Terri. tory of Wisconsin," approved on the eighth day of August,

ed.

eighteen hundred and forty-six, be, and the same are hereby, declared to be good and valid as though said act had not been passed: Provided, nevertheless, That the governor of said State is hereby authorized to select the same quantity of other lands in lieu thereof; subject, however, to the approval of the President of the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, Thai all similar entries made upon the even-numbered sections of satd reservations be also declared to be as good'and valid as though said reservation bad not been made.

Approved March 2, 1849.

CHAP. 87.—AN ACT to aid the State of Louisiana in draining the swamp

lands therein.

["sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, to aid the State of Louisiana in constructing the certain swamp nec«6sary levees and drains to reclaim the swamp and overflowed s^8 oTiIoubu lands therein, the whole of those swamp and overflowed lands, anawhich may be or are found unfit for cultivation, shall be, and the same are hereby, granted to that State.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That as soon as the Sec- ^^"Jj.^J.'J8 retary of the Treasury shall be advised, by the Governor of Louisiana, that that Slate has made the necessary preparation to defray the expenses thereof, he shall cause a personal examination to be made, under the direction of the surveyor general thereof, by experienced and faithful deputies, of all the swamp lands therein which are subject to overflow and unfit for cultivation; and a list of the same to be made out, and certified by the deputies and surveyor general, to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall approve the same, so far as they are not claimed or held by individuals; and on that approval, the fee simple to said lands shall vest in the said State of Louisiana, subject to the disposal of the legislature thereof: Provided, however, That |Bn?dlJlleiJj,,l0b2 the proceeds of said lands shall be applied exclusively, as far applied, as necessary, to the construction of the levees and drains aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in making out a list of these swamp lands, subject to overflow and unfit for cultivation, all legal sub-divisions, the greater part of which is of that character, shall be included in said list; but when the greater part of a sub-division is not of that character, the whole of it shall be excluded therefrom: Provided, however, That the proviso provisions of this act shall not apply to any lands fronting on rivers, creeks, bayous, water courses, «fcc., whichQhave been surveyed into lots or tracts under the acts of third March, eighteen hundred and eleven, and twenty-fourth May, eighteen hundred and twenty-four: And provided, further, That the United Slates shall in no manner be held liable for any expense

incurred in selecting these lands and making out the lists there.
of, or for making any surveys that may be required to carry out
the provisions of this act.
- Approved March 2, 1849.

CHAP. 88.-AN ACT for the settlement of the claims of New Hampshire

against the United States. '

certain military expenseg to be

justed.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asClaims of the sembled, That the Second Auditor of the Treasury be, and he Hampshire for hereby is, authorized 10 setile and adjust the account of the

tary State of New Hampshire against the United States, “ for sunaudited and ad-dry military expenses incurred by the State in repelling inva

sion and suppressing insurrection at Indian Stream, in the county of Coos, in said State," in the same manner and upon the same principles as if the militia therein referred to had been

called out by the President of the United States; and to pay the : : amount thus ascertained to be due out of any unappropriated

money in the treasury: Provided, That said amount shall not exceed the sum of seven thousand dollars.

Approved March 2, 1849.

Proviso.

CHAP. 89.-AN ACT to define the period of disability imposed upon certain

bidders for mail contracts.

posed upon cer

mail contracts limited.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asDisability im- sembled, That the disability to contract with the Post Office lain bidders for Departinent, now imposed by law on any person or persons, ntracts for entering into combinations against said department in rela

tion to contracts therewith, shall in all cases, existing or to exist,

cease after the expiration of five years from the time incurred: 1 : Provided, That any person incurring said disability a second

time shall never be released therefrom. i
· Approved March 2, 1849..

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i CHAP. 90.-AN ACT for the benefit of Peter M. Grant. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asAuthorized 10 sembled, That the Counissioner of the General Land Office, on Commissioner of Peter M. Grant's returning to that office land warrant No. Ibirty

a thousand and ninety-one, for one hundred and sixty acres of land, rant for 160 acres and furnishing satisfactory evidence that Jacob Phillips left no receive another kin entitled by law lo the said land warrani, in consideration of

in lieu the services of the said Phillips, deceased, shall issue another

to

the

the Gen'l Land Office a land war

of land, and to

warrant in lieu thereof.

land warrant to said Peter M. Grant, executor and devisee of said Jacob Phillips, deceased, for one hundred and sixty acres in lieu of said warrant so to be returned, and shall be cacelled.

Approved March 2, 1849.

CHAP. 91.-AN ACT for the relief of Lizur B. Canfield. . [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress (ssembled, That the name of Lizur B. Canfield, a captain in the A pension of

$-20 pr. month alarmy of the United States during the war with Great Britain, lowed him. be placed on the roll of invalid pensions, at the rate of twenty dollars a month, commencing the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

Approved March 2, 1849.

him for services,

as Indians.

CHAP. 92.-AN ACT for the relief of E. B. Cogswell. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to E. B. $1,200 to be paid Cogswell, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- &c., to the Terpropriated, the suin of twelve hundred dollars, for services rendered to the Texas Indians, and for coal and iron furnished to the same, as armorer and public blacksmith , from the twentieth May, eighteen hundred and forty-six, 10 the twentieth May, eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

Approved March 2, 1849.

CHAP. 93.-AN ACT to provide for the final settlement of the accounts of
Thomas C. Sheldon, late receiver of public moneys at Kalamazoo, Michigan.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- :: septatives of the United States of America in Congress asseinbled, That the proper accouniing officers of the treasury be, llis accounts to

be audited & setand they are hereby, authorized and required to audit and set- led upon princille the accounts of Thomas C.Sheldon, late receiver of public ple

equity. moneys at Kalamazoo, Michigan, upon principles of equity and justice; and that whatever sum or sums of money, if any, Amount sound

due to be paid be found, due said Sheldon, shall be paid out of any money in him. the treasury not otherwise appropriated. .

. ; Approved March 2, 1849.:.:', c.ii.

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CHAP. 94.-AN ACT to provide for the final settlement of the accounts of

Abraham Edwards, register of the land office at Kalamazoo, Michigan. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. His sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- lled upon princisembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury equity.

His accounts to be audited & set

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