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The territory to be divided into thirteen election districts.

Judges of the Superior Courts to order extra terms of said courts.

Regulations of the city of Washington for the preservation of the public peace, &c, extended to the capitol and capitol square, when, &c.

approving any act or acts heretofore passed by the legislative
council of the territory of Florida.
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the
governor and legislative council, at the next session of said coun-
cil, to divide said territory into thirteen election districts, in such
manner as to give to each the same number of qualified electors,
as nearly as conveniently may be, and to secure to each district
an equal representation; and the said governor and council shall
have power, from time to time, to alter and regulate the several
districts in such manner as the increasing population of the terri-
tory may require. -
§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the judges of the Superior
Courts in said territory, shall have power to order extra terms of
said courts, or to adjourn them to any other time and place when
the public interest may require it, and when from sickness or
other cause, the judges cannot hold the regular terms, giving due
notice of the same ; and it shall also be lawful for the said judges
to hold Courts in either of the districts, when the judge of the dis-
trict is absent, or prevented from attending by sickness or other
cause. [Approved, 28 April, 1828.]

CHAP. 45. An act making appropriations for the public buildings, and for other purposes.

W. And be it further enacted, That the regulations of the city of Washington for the preservation of the public peace and order, be extended to the capitol and capitol square, whenever the application of the same shall be requested by the presiding officer of either house of Congress, or the commissioner of the public buildings; and that it shall be the duty of the commissioner of the public buildings, to obey such rules and regulations as may from time to time be prescribed, jointly, by the presiding officers of the two houses of Congress, for the care, preservation, orderly keeping, and police of all such portions of the capitol, its appurtenances and the enclosures about it, and the public buildings and property in its immediate vicinity, as are not in the exclusive use and occupation of either house of Congress; that it shall also be his duty to obey such rules and regulations, as may be from time to time, prescribed by the presiding officer of either house of Congress, for the care, preservation, orderly keeping, and police of those portions of the capitol and its appurtenances, which are in the exclusive use and occupation of either house of Congress respectively; and that it shall also be his duty to obey such rules and regulations, as may from time to time be prescribed by the President of the United States, for the care, preservation, orderly keeping, and police of the other public buildings and public property in the city of Washington; and the commissioner and his assistants are hereby authorised and empowered to use all necessary and proper means for the discharge of the aforesaid duties; and the necessary assistants of the commissioner shall receive a reasonable compensation for their services, to be allowed by the presiding officers of the two houses of Congress, one moiety of the said sums to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate, and the other moiety of the same to be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of Representatives. [Approved, 2 May, 1828.]

CHAP. 46. An act to authorise the purchase and distribution of the seventh volume of the laws of the United States.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the secretary for the department Secretary of of state be, and he is hereby authorised and directed to subscribe o: for, and receive for the use and disposal of Congress, five hundred . . and fifty copies of the seventh volume of the laws of the United of the laws of States, to contain an index to the same, to be well bound; and the U.S. cause to be distributed, one copy thereof to the President of the United States, one copy to the Vice President of the United States, one copy to each of the heads of departments; to the attorney general of the United States, to each of the senators and representatives, and to each delegate of territories of the twentieth Congress; fifteen copies to the secretary of the senate for the use of the senate, and thirty copies to the clerk of the houses of representatives for the use of that house; one copy to each branch of the legislature of each state and territory, and one copy to each of the executives of the several states and territories; and cause the residue to be deposited in the library of Congress.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose aforesaid, the sum of two thousand two hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, 9 May, 1828.]

CHAP. 48. An act to authorise a Rail Road within the District of Columbia.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the assent of Congress to the con- Assent of structing a rail road by a company incorporated by the legisla- ongress to ture of Maryland, from Baltimore to the city of Washington, be . * and the same is hereby given to the extent that Congress has . jurisdiction of the soil over which it may pass; conceding to said company to exact such tolls, and to enjoy such benefits and privileges as the act of incorporation of the state of Maryland gives to said corporation within the limits of the state of Maryland: Pro-Proviso: vided, In the location of the road it shall not be lawful for said company to pass through any of the reserved squares or open spaces of the city without the consent of Congress. [Approved,

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CHAP. 49. An act regulating commercial intercourse with the islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That all French vessels coming directly French ves.

from the islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe, and laden wit o

articles, the growth or manufacture of either of said islands, and Mille which are permitted to be exported therefrom in American ves- and Guadasels, may be admitted into the ports of the United States on pay- . . ment of no higher duties on tonnage, or on their cargoes, as afore-j said, than are imposed on American vessels, and on like cargoes admitted on

imported in American vessels: Provided, That if the president of .." condi

the United States shall at any time receive satisfactory informa- Proviso: rowlso :

tion that the privileges allowed to American vessels and their cargoes at said islands, by the French ordinance of February fifth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, have been revoked or annulled, he is hereby authorised, by proclamation, to suspend the operation of this act, and withhold all privileges allowed under it, [Approved, 9 May, 1828.]

Act of 1827, CHAP. 52. An act supplementary to “An act to provide for the adsh; 19%.ol justment of claims of persons entitled to indemnification, under the 3, p. 2048. first article of the treaty of Ghent, and for the distribution among such claimants of the sum paid and to be paid by the government of Great Britain, under a convention between the United States and his Britannic Majesty, concluded at London on the thirteenth of November, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six,” passed on the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven.

Eighth ... . $ 1. He it enacted, &c. That the eighth section of the aforesaid

*** act shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Commission $ 2. And be it further enacted, That the commission created

#: * by the said act, shall not continue after the first day of Septem- ber next. [Approved, 15 May, 1828.]

Char. 58. An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution.

Surviving of § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That each of the surviving officers of ficers entitled the army of the revolution in the continental line, who was enti...g tled to half pay by the resolve of October twenty-first, seventeen oil hundred and eighty, be authorised to receive out of any mone 1780, to re. in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the amount of his full ... pay in said line, according to his rank in the line, to begin on the .." third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, line. and to continue during his natural life: Provided, That under this Proviso; act, no officer shall be entitled to receive a larger sum than the full pay of a captain in said line. Money re- § 2. 1nd be it further enacted, That whenever any of said offigo." cers has received money of the United States as a pensioner, since i.i.5, the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twentyto be deduct six, aforesaid, the sum so received shall be deducted from what ed. said officer would otherwise be entitled to under the first section of this act; and every pension to which said officer is now entitled shall cease after the passage of this act. Surviving. § 3. And be it further enacted, That every surviving non-com... missioned officer, musician, or private in said army, who enlisted *... therein for and during the war, and continued in service until its full pay. termination, and thereby became entitled to receive a reward of eighty dollars, under a resolve of Congress, passed May fifteenth, seventeen hundred and seventy-eight, shall be entitled to receive his full monthly pay in said service, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; to begin on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and to conProviso; tinue during his natural life: Provided, That no non-commissioned officer, musician, or private in said army, who is now on the pension list of the United States, shall be entitled to the benefits

of this act.

§4. And be it further enacted, That the pay allowed by this Pay to be act, shall, under the direction of the secretary of the treasury, be #. paid to the officer or soldier entitled thereto, or to their authorized fier entitled attorney, at such places and days as said secretary may direct; thereto. and that no foreign officer shall be entitled to said pay, nor shall any officer or soldier receive the same, until he furnish to said secretary satisfactory evidence that he is entitled to the same, in conformity to the provisions of this act; and the pay allowed by this act, o not in any way be transferable or liable to attachment, levy, or seizure, by any legal process whatever, but shall inure wholly to the personal benefit of the officer or soldier entitled to the same by this act.

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of said pay as Pay before accrued by the provisions of this act, before the third day of #. March, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, shall be paid to the joi...of officers and soldiers entitled to the same, as soon as may be, in ficers, &c. the manner and under the provisions before mentioned; and the pay which shall accrue after said day, shall be paid semi-annually, in like manner, and under the same provisions. [Approved, 15 May, 1828.]

CHAP. 55. An act in alteration of the several acts imposing duties on imports. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That from and after the first day of Aster 1st SepSeptember, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, in lieu ..o. of the duties now imposed by law on the importation of the arti-j cles hereinafter mentioned, there shall be levied, collected, and lowing du. paid the following duties; that is to say: ties: First. On iron in bars or bolts, not manufactured in whole or On iron. in part by rolling, one cent per pound. Second. On bar and bolt iron, made wholly or in part by roll- On bar and ing, thirty-seven dollars per ton: Provided, That all iron in slabs, ** blooms, loops, or other form less finished than iron in bars or bolts, except pigs or cast iron, shall be rated as rolled iron in bars or bolts, and pay a duty accordingly. Third. On iron in pigs, sixty-two and one half-cents per one on iron in hundred and twelve pounds. pigs. Fourth. On iron or steel wire, not exceeding number fourteen, On iron or six cents per pound, and over number fourteen, ten cents per ** und. *}, On round iron, or brazier's rods, of three sixteenths to 9m o eight sixteenths of an inch diameter, inclusive; and on iron in nail ..." or spike rods, slit or rolled; and on iron in sheets, and hoop iron; and on iron slit or rolled for band iron, scroll iron, or casement rods, three and one half cents per pound. Sixth. On axes, adzes, drawing knives, cutting knives, sickles, Onaxo, or reaping hooks, scythes, spades, shovels, squares of iron or steel, adzes, &c. bridle bits of all descriptions, steelyards and scale beams, socket chisels, vices, and screws of iron, for wood called wood screws, ten per cent. ad valorem, in addition to the present rates of duty. Seventh. On steel, one dollar and fifty cents per one hundred On steel. and twelve pounds. Eighth. On lead in pigs, bars, or sheet, three cents per pound; On lead, in

pigs, bars, or sheets.

After 30th
June, 1828,
on the articles
hereinafter
mentioned,
the following
duties:
On wool un-
manufactur-
ed.

Wool imported.

On manufactures of wool, &c.

Proviso:

on leaden shot, four cents per pound; on red or white lead, dry
or ground in oil, five cents per pound; on litharge, orange mine-
ral, lead manufactured into pipes, and sugar of lead, five cents per
ound.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the thirtieth
day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, there
shall be levied, collected, and paid on the importation of the arti-
cles hereinafter mentioned, the following duties, in lieu of those
now imposed by law.
First. On wool unmanufactured, four cents per pound; and
also in addition thereto, forty per cent. ad valorem, until the thir-
tieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine;
from which time an additional ad valorem duty of five per cent.
shall be imposed annually, until the whole of said ad valorem duty
shall amount to fifty per cent. And all wool imported on the
skin, shall be estimated as to weight and value, and shall pay the
same rate of duty as other imported wool.
Second. On manufactures of wool, or of which wool shall be
a component part, (except carpetings, blankets, worsted stuff
goods, bombazines, hosiery, mits, gloves, caps, and bindings,) the
actual value of which, at the place whence imported, shall not
exceed fifty cents the square yard, shall be deemed to have cost
fifty cents the square yard, and be charged thereon with a duty
of forty per centum ad valorem, until the thirtieth day of June,
eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, and from that time a duty of
forty five per centum ad valorem: Provided, That on all manu-
factures ..}. except flannels and baizes, the actual value of
which at the place whence imported shall not exceed thirty-three
and one third cents per square yard, shall pay fourteen cents per
square yard. -
Third. On all manufactures of wool, or of which wool shall
be a component part, except as aforesaid, the actual value of
which at the place whence imported, shall exceed fifty cents the
uare yard, and shall not exceed one dollar the square yard,
shall be deemed to have cost one dollar the square yard, and be
charged thereon with a duty of forty per centum ad valorem,
until the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine,
and from that time a duty of forty five per centum ad valorem.
Fourth. On all manufactures of wool, or of which wool shall be
a component part, except as aforesaid, the actual value of which
at the place whence imported, shall exceed one dollar the square
yard, and shall not exceed two dollars and fifty cents the square
yard, shall be deemed to have cost two dollars and fifty cents the
square yard, and be charged with a duty thereon of forty per
centum ad valorem, until i. thirtieth day of June, eighteen hun-
dred and twenty-nine, and from that time a duty of forty five per
centum ad valorem.
Fifth. All manufactures of wool, or of which wool shall be a
component part, except as aforesaid, the actual value of which at
the place whence imported, shall exceed two dollars and fifty
cents the square yard, and shall not exceed four dollars the square
yard, shall be deemed to have cost at the place whence imported,
four dollars the square yard, and a duty of forty per cent. ad

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