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where their services shall be required, as he may find necessary for the execution of this act; and, if necessary, two competent rsons to conduct the physicians to the remote Indians who are infected, or may be in immediate danger of being infected, with the small pox, whose compensation shall be six dollars per day, and six men, whose compensation shall be twenty-five dollars per month. § 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Supply of vac. secretary of war, to cause all Indian agents to be supplied with ** genuine vaccine matter; and all agents and sub-agents, shall use all proper means to persuade the Indian population to submit to vaccination. § 4. And be it further enacted, That all agents, sub-agents, Monthly rephysicians and surgeons, employed in the execution of this act, * shall make monthly returns or reports of their proceedings to the war department; and the secretary o shall submit to Congress, on or before the first of February next, a general report of all proceedings in the premises. $ 5. And be it further enacted, That to carry this act into and general effect, the sum of twelve thousand dollars be appropriated out of report any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, JMay 5, 1832.]

Chap. 77. An act for altering the time of holding the District Court of the United States, for the District of Indiana.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the District Court of the United Court to be States for the District of Indiana, shall be hereafter holden on the ol. last Mondays of May and November, in each year, instead of the §o first Mondays of said months, as is now required by law. November.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That all proceedings of a civil or criminal nature, now pending in, or returnable to said court, shall be proceeded in by said court, in the same manner as if no alteration of the times for holding said court had taken place. [Approved, May 19, 1832.]

Chap. 79. An act for giving effect to a commercial arrangement between the United States and the Republic of Colombia.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That vessels of the Republic of Colom-Colombian bia, and their cargoes, whether of foreign or domestic produce or vessels.commanufacture, which shall come direct from the ports of that nation . ..., to the United States, shall pay no greater duties on importation, same duties, anchorage, tonnage, or any other kind, than are now, or hereaf. &c. as Ameriter may be, levied on the vessels of the United States. can vessels.

§ 2. And be it further, enacted, That the restriction of com- President to ing direct from a port in Colombia, contained in the preced- remove re. ing section, shall be taken off, as soon as the President shall “"“” &c. receive satisfactory evidence, that a like restriction is taken off from vessels of the United States in the ports of the Republic of Colombia, and shall make known the same by his proclamation declaring the fact.

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That if the President of the President au. United States shall at any time receive satisfactory information thorized to

**... that the privileges allowed or which may be allowed to American

ration of act.

Board to be constituted, &c.

Maine, 8. N. H. 5. Mass. 12. R. I. 2. Conn. 6. Verm. 5. N. Y. 40. N. J. 6. Penn. 28. Del. 1. Mar. 8. Virg. 21. N. C. 13. S. C. 9. Ga. 9. Ky. 13. Tenn. 13. Ohio, 19. Ind. 7. Miss. 2. Ill. 3. La. 3. Mo. 2. Ala. 5. Court to be

" vessels and their cargoes in the ports of Colombia, corresponding

with those extended, or to be extended by this act, to Colombian vessels and their cargoes, in the ports of the United States, have been revoked or annulled, he is hereby authorised, by proclamation, to suspend the operation of either or both of the provisions

of this act, as the case may be, and to withhold any or all the

privileges allowed, or to be allowed, to Colombian vessels or their cargoes. [...]pproved, May 19, 1832.]

CHAP. 80. An act authorising the revision and extension of the rules

and regulations of the Naval service.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorised to constitute a board of Naval officers to be composed of the Naval commissioners and two post captains, to meet at the seat of government, whose duty it shall be, with the aid and assistance of the attorney general, carefully to revise and enlarge the rules and regulations governing the naval service, with the view to adapt them to the present and future exigencies of this important arm of national defence, which rules and regulations, when approved by him and sanctioned by Congress, shall have the force of law, and stand in lieu of all others heretofore enacted. [...]pproved, May 19, 1832.]

Chap. 91. An act for the apportionment of Representatives among the several States, according to the fifth census.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That from and after the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, the House of Representatives shall be composed of members, elected agreeably to a ratio of one representative for every forty-seven thousand and seven hundred persons in each state, composed according to the rule prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, that is to say, within the state of Maine, eight; within the state of New Hampshire, five; within the state of Massachusetts, twelve; within the state of Rhode Island, two; within the state of Connecticut, six; within the state of Vermont, five; within the state of New York, forty; within the state of New Jersey, six; within the state of Pennsylvania, twenty-eight; within the state of Delaaware, one; within the state of Maryland, eight; within the state of Virginia, twenty-one; within the state of North Carolina, thirteen; within the state of South Carolina, nine ; within the state of Georgia, nine; within the state of Kentucky, thirteen; within the state of Tennessee, thirteen; within the state of Ohio,

nineteen; within the state of Indiana, seven; within the state

of Mississippi, two; within the state of Illinois, three; within the state of Louisiana, three; within the state of Missouri, two; and within the state of Alabama, five. [Approved, May 22, 1832.]

Char. 92. An act to alter the time of holding the District Court of the United States for the western district of Louisiana.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the District Court of the United

States for the western district of Louisiana, shall be hereafter
holden on the second Monday of June, in each year, instead of the
third Monday of August, as is now required by law.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That all proceedings of a
civil or criminal nature, now pending in or returnable to said
court, shall be proceeded in by the said court, in the same man-
ner as if no alteration of the time for holding said court had taken
place. [Approved, May, 22, 1832.]

held 2d Monday of June.

CHAP. 93. An act to authorise the removal of the Land Office from
Mount Salus in the State of Mississippi, and to remove the Land

Office from Franklin to Fayette, in the State of Missouri.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the Land Office at Mount Salus, in the Chocktaw district, in the state of Mississippi, shall be removed to, and located at such place in the said land district, as the President of the United States may direct, if in his opinion, any removal be necessary; and that the Land Office at Franklin, in the county of Howard, state of Missouri, shall be removed to, and located in the town of Fayette in said county; and it shall be the duty of the registers, and the receivers of public money for said Land Offices, within sixty days from and after the passage of this act, to remove the books, records, and whatever else belongs to said offices, to their respective places of location as herein provided for. [Approved, May 22, 1832.]

Chap. 104. An act to exempt the vessels of Portugal from the payment of duties on tonnage.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That no duties upon tonnage shall be hereafter levied or collected of the vessels of the kingdom of Portual: Provided always, That whenever the President of the United tates shall be satisfied that the vessels of the United States are subjected in the ports of the kingdom of Portugal, to payment of any duties on tonnage, he shall by proclamation declare the fact, and the duties now payable by the vessels of that kingdom, shall be levied and paid, as if this act had not been passed. [Approved JMay 25, 1832.]

Chap. 105. An act to extend the limits of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia.

§ 1. Be it enacted, $: That the limits of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, be, and they are hereby extended, so as to include the part of a tract of ài called “Pretty Prospect,” recently purchased by the corporation of the said town, as a site for their poor's-house; beginning for the said piece of ground, at a stone marked number four, extended at the end of four hundred and seventy-six poles on the first line of a tract of land, called the “Rock of Dunbarton;” said stone also standing on the western

boundary line of lot numbered two hundred and sixty, of Beatty

and Hawkin's addition to said town; and running thence, north,

seventy-eight degrees, east thirty-eight poles; south eighty de

grees, east three poles; south, eighteen poles, south twelve de

grees, east nine poles; south eleven degrees, west twelve poles; Vol. Iv. 22

Land Offices to be removed.

No tonna duties to levied.

Proviso.

Limits extended.

Powers of corporation extended.

Contract to be made.

President to determine node of improvement.

Appropriations:

For supply of

water,

$5,700.

$40,000.

Flagging. 87,102.

Deeds for conveyance, &c. of lands in D. C.

south seventy-two degrees, west twenty-three poles, to the said
first line of the “Rock of Dunbarton,” thence, with said line to the
beginning.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That all the rights, powers and
privileges, heretofore granted bylaw to the said corporation, and
which are at this time claimed and exercised by them, may and
shall be exercised and enjoyed by them, within the bounds and
limits set forth and described in the first section of this act. [Ap-
proved May 25, 1832.]

CHAP. 106. An act for improving Pennsylvania Avenue, supplying
the Public Buildings with water, and for paving the walk from the
western gate to the Capitol with flagging.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the commissioner of the public
buildings be, and he is hereby authorised and directed to contract,
after giving due notice by public advertisement, for improving the
avenue, in the city of Washington, leading from the capitol to
the executive offices, by paving the centre way thereof forty-five
feet in width, with cobble or pebble stones, or with pounded stone
upon the M*Adam plan, or in any other permanent manner, as
the President of the United States may direct; and also for the
graduation, and covering with the best gravel to be obtained, the
sideways of said avenue; and for proper gutters and drains to
carry off the water, for which purpose the sum of sixty-two thou-
sand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That under the same direction
as prescribed in the first section, the following sums be, and the
same are hereby respectively appropriated to be paid out of any
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the follow-
ing purposes, that is to say:
or conducting water in pipes from the fountain, on square
number two hundred and forty-nine, to the president's house and
public offices, and the construction of reservoirs and hydrants,
five thousand seven-hundred dollars.
For bringing water in pipes to the capitol, and the construction
of reservoirs and hydrants, and the purchase of the rights of indi-
viduals to the water, forty thousand dollars.
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner of the
public buildings is hereby authorised and directed to contract for
the purchase, delivery, and laying of Seneca flagging on the walk
from the western gate to the capitol; and for this purpose the sum
of seven thousand one hundred and two dollars be, and the same
is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury
not otherwise appropriated. [Approved May 25, 1832.]

Chap. 112. An act for quieting possessions, enrolling conveyances,
and securing the estates of purchasers within the District of Co-
lumbia.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That if any person or persons seized or possessed of, or holding any estate or interest in any lands, tenements or hereditaments, lying and being within the District of Columbia, shall execute and acknowledge a deed for the convey

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ance of such estate or interest, or for declaring or limiting any Before whom use or trust in and of the same, before any judge of a court of too. record and of law of the state and county in which such person or “ |. may be, or before any chancellor of any such state, or fore any judge of the Supreme, Circuit, District or Territorial Courts of the United States, or before any two justices of the peace of the state, district or territory and county in which such persons or person may be; and such judge, chancellor or justices, shall annex to such a deed, a certificate under his or Certificate. their hands of the execution and acknowledgment thereof, and that the grantor or grantors was or were known to him or them, or that his, her or their identity had been satisfactorily proved; and the register, clerk or prothonotary of such court or county, shall also certify under his hand and the seal of his office, that the judge, chancellor or justices, is or are, was or were such at the time of the execution and acknowledgment thereof; or if any Deeds by per. such person or persons seized or possessed as aforesaid, shall be on in in some foreign country, and shall execute and acknowledge any o counsuch deed before any judge or chancellor of any court, master or " master extraordinary, in chancery, or notary public, in such foreign country; and such execution and acknowledgment, and also the identity of the grantor or grantors shall be certified upon, or annexed to such deed, under the hand and seal of any such judge, chancellor, master or master extraordinary, or notary pub- where and lic, and such deed, so executed, acknowledged and certified in when lobe the several and respective modes aforesaid, shall be recorded “ amongst the land records of the county of Washington, or the county of Alexandria in the District of &io, within six calendar months from the day of its date, if executed and acknowledged within the United States or the territories thereof, or within twelve calendar months from the day of its date, if executed and acknowledged in some foreign country; such deed shall be good and effectual for the purpose or purposes therein mentioned. § 2. And be it further enacted, That if any feme covert in Deeds to whom such estate or interest may be, shall be a party with her . *. husband, executing such deed, or shall only be relinquishing her i. parright of dower, in or to such estate or interest, and the judge, Éxamination chancellor, justices, master or master extraordinary in chancery of feine. or notary public, aforesaid, before whom the same may be executed and acknowledged, shall make the contents thereof known to her, and shall examine her out of the presence and hearing of her husband, whether she doth make her acknowledgment of the same voluntarily, and without being induced to do so by fear, or threats of, or ill usage by her husband, or fear of his displeasure; and such examination and acknowledgment, and also the identity of the party shall be certified in the mode prescribed in the first Certificate. section of this act, according to the place or country where such feme covert shall be at the time of such examination and acknowledgment, and such deed shall be recorded within the several and Record. respective periods herein before mentioned; the same shall be good and available for the purposes therein mentioned, and thereby intended. . t § 3. And be it further enacted, That the clerks of the Circuit clerks autho.

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