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sell so much of the stock of the United States in said bank, at the invested in bank stock of par value thereof, as said navy pension funds will pay for ; and U. S. bank. to receive said navy pension funds, in payment thereof; the said Secretary of

bank stock to be held in the name of the treasurer of the United the treasury States for the purposes aforesaid. authorised to § 3. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the navy sell stock at par value

, and þe, and he is hereby, authorised and required to cause books to receive navy be opened, and regular accounts to be kept, showing the condipension tion of the navy and privateer pension funds, the receipts and funds

, in pay. expenditures thereof, the names of the pensioners, and the dates Books to be

and amount of their respective pensions, with a statement of the opened and act or acts of Congress under which the same may be granted ;

and that he shall annually report to Congress an abstract, showkept, showing ing the condition of these funds in all these particulars, and the certain funds, receipts and expenditures during the year; and cause a similar

account of the receipts and expenditures of the navy hospital fund, Abstract to be to be kept and reported to Congress, annually, in like manner, reported to Congress

and at the same time, with the reports upon the pension funds. annually.

4. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the navy Clerk to be shall be, and he is hereby, authorised to appoint a clerk who shall appointed. perform all the duties which shall be required of him in relation

to said funds; and shall receive as a full compensation for his

services, and in lieu of all commissions or other allowances, a Salary $1,600 salary of one thousand six hundred dollars, to be paid quarter

yearly, out of the treasury of the United States. Powers and $ 5. And be it further enacted, That all the powers conferred, duties of com. and duties imposed by laws now in force, on the commissioners relative to cer

of the navy and privateer pension and navy hospital funds be, and lain funds they are hereby, transferred to the secretary of the navy; and all transferred to acts, and parts of acts, contrary to the provisions of this act, be, secretary of

and they are hereby, repealed. [Approved, July 10, 1832.]
CAAP. 196. An act to extend the provisions of the act, entitled " An

act regulating commercial intercourse with the islands of Martinique
and Guadaloupe,” approved the ninth of May, one thousand eight
hundred and twenty-eight, and to refund the tonnage duties on the

French ship Victorine.
Act of 1828, $1. Be it enacted, fc. That the privileges which are extend-
ch. 49, ante

ed by the act, entitled “ An act regulating commercial intercourse

with the islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe," approved the Privileges of act of 9th ninth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, to May, 1828, French vessels laden and coming direct from those islands, shall extended to

be extended to vessels coming in the same manner, in ballast, vessels in ballast.

subject, nevertheless, to the proviso contained in said act.

92. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the treaTonnage sury is hereby authorised to refund, out of any money in the duty on the Victorine to

treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amount of tonnage duty be refunded. as may have been collected, by the collector of the port of New

York, upon the French ship Victorine, and which is referred to
in the letter of the French Minister to the secretary of state, dated
the fourth of November last, [Approved, July 13, 1832.]

the navy.

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CAAP. 197. An act giving the assent of Congress to an act of the

Legislature of North Carolina, entitled “ An act to incorporate a company, entitled the Roanoke Inlet Company, and for other pur. poses;" and also, to an act amendatory thereot, which passed in one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

g 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the assent of Congress be, and Assent of the same is hereby given, so far as the same may be necessary to Congress the validity thereof, to an act of the legislature of the state of granted to

certain acts North Carolina, entitled "An act to incorporate a company enti- of N.C. tled the Roanoke Inlet Company, and for other purposes :” and, also, to an act of the said legislature to amend the former, which passed in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

$2. And be it further enacted, That the assent hereby given And extended to the several acts aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken to extend to the provi. to the provisions of any act

which may be passed by the legis- sions of any lature of the state of North Carolina, to revive, amend, or carry amend, or into full effect the purpose of the acts aforesaid, so far as the carry into assent of Congress may be deemed essential to the validity thereof. effect, the

acts aforesaid. [Approved, July 13, 1832.]

Chap. 199. An act to carry into effect the convention between the

United States and his Majesty the King of the French, concluded at
Paris on the fourth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-

one.

$ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the President of the United Three comStates, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall missioners to appoint three commissioners, who shall form a board, whose duty be appointed. it shall be to receive and examine all claims which may be pre- Board of comsented to them under the convention between the United States missioners to and France, of the fourth of July, one thousand eight hundred and receive and thirty-one, which are provided for by the said convention, accord- examine all

claims, &c. ing to the provisions of the same, and the principles of justice, equity, and the law of nations. The said board shall have a Secretary and secretary, versed in the English, French, and Spanish languages, clerk allowed. and a clerk, both to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and the commissioners, secretary, and clerk, shall, before they enter on the duties of their offices, take oath well and faithfully to perform the duties thereof.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, "That the said commissioners Commis. shall be, and they are hereby, authorised to make all needful rules sioners authoand regulations, not contravening the laws of the land, the pro- rised to make visions of this act, or the provisions of the said convention, for rules and re

gulations, &c. carrying their said commission into full and completo effect.

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the board so constituted Board to meet shall meet on the first Monday of August next at the city of on 1st Mon. Washington; and, within two years from the time of its meeting, day of August shall terminate its duties. And the secretary of state is required nate its duties forthwith, after the passing of this act, to give notice of the said within two meeting ; to be published in two newspapers in Washington, and years. in such other papers as he may think proper.

Public notice § 4. And be it further enacted, That all records, documents, or be given.

of meeting to other papers, which now are in, or hereafter, during the continu- Records, do ance of this commission, may come into the possession of the cumonts

, &c.

tion to com

per annum.

sioners to

upon distri.

among the

relative to department of state, in relation to such claims, shall be delivered claims, to be

to the commission aforesaid. delivered to commission. $ 5. And be it further enacted, That the compensation of the

respective officers, for whose appointment provision is made by Compensa this act, shall not exceed the following sums, namely: to each of

the said commissioners, at the rate of three thousand dollars per missioners, each, $3,000 annum; to the secretary of the board at the rate of two thousand

dollars

per annum ; and to the clerk at the rate of fifteen hundred Sec'y, $2000. dollars per annum. And the President of the United States shall Clerk, $1,500. be, and he is hereby, authorised to make such provision for the Contingent contingent expenses of the said commission, as shall appear to expenses of

him reasonable and proper; and the said salaries and expenses

shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise Commis appropriated.

$ 6. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners report list of shall report to the secretary of state a list of the several awards awards to

made by them; a certified copy whereof shall be by him transsecretary of state-certi

. mitted to the secretary of the treasury, who shall thereupon disfied copy to be tribute, in rateable proportions, among the persons in whose transıniited to favour the awards shall have been made, such moneys as may secretary of treasury, who have been received into the treasury in virtue of this act, accord. shall there. ing to the proportions which their respective awards shall bear

to the whole amount then received, first deducting such sums of bute, &c.

money as may be due the United States from said persons in persons, &c. whose favour said awards shall be made; and shall also cause such moneys certificates to be issued by the secretary of the treasury, in such as may have form as he may prescribe, showing the proportion to which each

, &c. may be entitled of the amount that may thereafter be received ; Certificates to and, on the presentation of the said certificates at the treasury, as issuc, show. the net proceeds of the general instalments, payable by the French ing proportion, &c.

government, shall have been received, such proportions thereof The several

shall be paid to the legal holders of the said certificates. instalments, § 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the with interest secretary of the treasury to cause the several instalments, with thereon, when the interest thereon, payable to the United States in virtue of the

said convention, to be received from the French government, and government, transferred to the United States, in such manner as he may

deem best, and the net proceeds thereof to be paid into the treasury; U. States.

and, on the payment of the proceeds of each of the said instalNet proceeds ments, there shall be set apart, of the money in the treasury, such thereof to be further sum as would have been received from the net proceeds paid into the of such instalment, if the reservation stipulated by the fourth treasury ;

article of the said convention had not been deducted; and the ther sum set

moneys which may be thus set apart, together with those which apart, &c.

may be received into the treasury under this act, shall be, and the Moneys ap same are hereby, appropriated to satisfy the awards herein propropriated to vided for. satisfy awards.

$ 8. And be it further enacted, That all communications to Official com

or from the secretary of the board of commissioners, on munications the business of the commission, shall pass by mail free of postage. to and from

§ 9. And be it further enacted, That as soon as said comsecretary, free of postage.

mission shall be executed and completed, the records, documents, Upon the exe.

and all other papers, in the possession of the commission,

the French

to be trans. ferred to the

And such fure

or its officers, shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of cution of the

commission, state.

records, docu. § 10. And be it further enacted, That for the term of ten years, ments, &c., to from and after the second day of February, one thousand eight be deposited hundred and thirty-two, wines, the produce of France, shall be in department admitted into the United States, on paying duties not exceeding Rates of duthe following rates on the gallon, (such as is at present used in ties to be paid the United States,) that is to say: six cents for red wine in casks, on French

wines, limited ten cents for white wine in casks, and twenty-two cents for wine to

to ten years of all sorts in bottles. (Approved, July 13, 1832.)

from 1st Feb.

ruary, 1832.

Chap. 200. An act extending further the right of debenture to the

port of Key West, and altering the limits of the district of Key West.

1. Be it enacted, &c. That all ships or vessels, and merchan- Vessels and dise, arriving in the United States, from and after the first day of from the Cape August next, from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place of G. Hope, or beyond the same, shall be admitted to make entry at the port of from beyond

the same, ad. entry of Key West.

mitted to § 2. And be it further enacted, That hereafter, all the ports, make entry at harbours, shores, and waters, of that part of Florida extending the port of from Indian river to Tampa Bay, and of the islands opposite and Collection disnearest thereto, be, and the same are hereby annexed to, and trict of Key shall form a part of the collection district of Key West.

West extend § 3. And be it further enacted, That the proviso of the third ed.

Proviso of 3d section of the act of the seventh of May, one thousand eight hun- section of act dred and twenty-two, be, and the same is hereby repealed, so far of 7th May, as respects the port of Key West, together with all such other 1822, repeal

ed. parts of said act as are inconsistent with the provisions of the

Act of 1822, present act. [.Approved, July 13, 1832.)

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p. 1850.

merchandise

town.

CHAP. 201. An act authorising the entry or vessels and merchandise

arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, or beyond the same, at the Vessels and port of Edgartown, in Massachusetts.

from the Cape § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That from and after the first of August of G. Hope, or next, all vessels or merchandise, arriving in the United States the same, adfrom the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place beyond the mitted to ensame, may be entered at the port of Edgartown, in Massachu- try at the setts. [Approved, July 13, 1832.]

port of Edgar. CHAP. 202. An act concerning the issuing of patents to aliens, for

useful discoveries and inventions. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the privileges granted to the Privileges aliens described in the first section of the act, to extend the privi- granted to - lege of obtaining, patents for useful discoveries and inventions to by act of 17th certain persons therein mentioned, and to enlarge and define the April, 1800, penalties for violating the rights of patentees, approved April extended to seventeenth, eighteen hundred, be extended, in like manner, to who, at the every alien, who, at the time of petitioning for a patent, shall be time of peti. resident in the United States, and shall have declared his intention, tioning for a according to law, to become a citizen thereof: Provided, That patent, shall

be resident in every patent granted by virtue of this act, and the privileges the U. S. and

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shall have de. thereto appertaining, shall cease and determine and become tention to be: absolutely void without resort to any legal process to annul or come a citi.

cancel the same, in case of a failure on the part of any patentee,

for the space of one year from the issuing thereof, to introduce Act of 1800, into public use in the United States, the invention or improvement c. 25, vol. 1,

for which the patent shall be issued; or in case the same for any period of six months after such introduction shall not continue to be publicly used and applied in the United States, or in case of failure to become a citizen of the United States, agreeably to notice given at the earliest period within which he shall be entitled to become a citizen of the United States. [Approved, July 13, 1832.]

said act.

Chap. 204. An act to extend the time of issuing Military Land War.

rants to officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary Army. Time extend

§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the time allowed for issuing milied to 1st Jan. 1835.

tary land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army, shall be extended to the first day of January eighteen

hundred and thirty-five. 300,000 acres

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the further quantity of of land appro- three hundred thousand acres of land be, and the same is hereby pristed, to be appropriated, in addition to the quantity heretofore appropriated manner pro.

by the act entitled “ An act for the relief of certain officers and vided by the soldiers of the Virginia line and navy, and of the continental act of May, army during the revolutionary war,"* approved the thirtieth of 1830, to the unsatisfied

May, eighteen hundred and thirty, which said appropriation shall warrants is be applied in the manner provided by the said act to the unsatissued to cer

fied warrants which have been or may be issued as therein tain persons

directed to the officers and soldiers and others as described in the described in

first, fifth, and seventh sections of said act. * dct of 1830, § 3. And be it further enacted, That the last paragraph of the 6: 216, ante p. first section of the said act which authorises the issuing of warLast para

rants upon an affidavit that the original was lost, and upon the graph of first production of an official copy thereof

, shall be, and the same is section of said hereby repealed. (Approved, July 13, 1832.] act repealed. No higher du. Chap. 206. An act concerning Tonnage Duty on Spanish Vessels. ties of tonnage to be levied on § 1. Be it enacted, gic. That no other or greater duty of Span. vessels tonnage be levied in the ports of the United States on vessels in U. S. ports owned wholly by subjects of Spain, coming from a port in Spain, paid by Amer. than shall, by the secretary of the treasury, be ascertained to have vessels in Spa- been paid on American vessels in the ports of Spain previous nish ports pre- to the twentieth October, one thousand eight hundred and sevenvious to 2012 Oct. 1817.

teen. Vessels owned

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That vessels owned wholly wholly by by Spanish subjecis, coming from any of the colonies of Spain, Span. subjects either directly or after touching at any other port or place, shall coming from

pay, in the ports of the United States, the same rate of duty on ('olonies of Spain, to pay tonnage that shall be levied on American vessels in the Spanish in the ports of colonial port from whence such Spanish vessel shall have last came role of departed; the said amount to be ascertained by the secretary of duty on ton the treasury, who is hereby authorised, from time to time, to give

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