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neys to be invested in

bank stock of

U. S. bank.

Secretary of
the treasury
authorised to
sell stock at
par value, and
receive navy
pension
funds, in pay-
ment.
Books to be
opened and
accounts
kept, showing
condition of
certain funds,
&c.
Abstract to be
reported to
Congress
annually.
Clerk to be
appointed.

Salary $1,600

Powers and duties of commissioners relative to certain funds transferred to secretary of the navy.

Act of 1828, ch. 49, ante p. 2111. Privileges of act of 9th May, 1828, extended to vessels in ballast.

Tonnage

duty on the Victorine to be refunded.

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sell so much of the stock of the United States in said bank, at the
par value thereof, as said navy pension funds will pay for ; and
to receive said navy pension funds, in payment thereof; the said
bank stock to be held in the name of the treasurer of the United
States for the purposes aforesaid.
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the navy
be, and he is hereby, authorised and required to cause books to
be opened, and regular accounts to be kept, showing the condi-
tion of the navy and privateer pension funds, the receipts and
expenditures thereof, the names of the pensioners, and the dates
and amount of their respective pensions, with a statement of the
act or acts of Congress under which the same may be granted ;
and that he shall annually report to Congress an io. show-
ing the condition of these funds in all these particulars, and the
receipts and expenditures during the year; and cause a similar
account of the receipts and expenditures of the navy hospital fund,
to be kept and reported to Congress, annually, in like manner,
and at the same time, with the reports upon the pension funds.

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the '.
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shall be, and he is hereby, authorised to appoint a clerk who sha
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 of one thousand six hundred dollars, to be paid quarter-
yearly, out of the treasury of the United States.
§ 5. And be it further enacted, That all the powers conferred,
and duties imposed by laws now in force, on the commissioners
of the navy and privateer pension and navy hospital funds be, and
they are hereby, transferred to the secretary of the navy; and all
acts, and parts of acts, contrary to the provisions of this act, be,
and they are hereby, repealed. [Approved, July 10, 1832.]

Chap. 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 resund the tonnage duties on the
French ship Victorine.

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§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the privileges which are extended by 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, to French vessels laden, and coming direct from those islands, shall be extended to vessels coming in the same manner, in ballast, subject, nevertheless, to the proviso contained in said act.

$ 2. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the treasury is hereby authorised to refund, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amount of tonnage duty 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.]

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Chap. 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 purposes;” and also, to an act amendatory thereof, which passed in one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the assent of Congress be, and Assent of the same is hereby given, so far as the same may be necessary to Congreo, the validity thereof, to an act of the legislature of the state of **** y • ‘’, o °9' certain acts North Carolina, entitled “An act to incorporate a company enti- or N. G. 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- o any lature of the state of North Carolina, to revive, amend, or carry ...” 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

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

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 thirtyone. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the President of the United Three com. States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall missioners to appoint three commissioners, who shall form a board, whose duty" "PP”. it shall be to receive and examine all claims which may be pre- Board ofcom. sented to them under the convention between the United States missioners to and France, of the fourth of July, one thousand eight hundred and solo o: thirty-one, which are provided for by the said convention, accord. ... ing to the provisions of the same, and the H." of justice, equity, and the law of nations. The said board shall have a secretary and secretary, versed in the English, French, and jo 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 o: re- - - - - - gulations, &c. carrying their said commission into full and complete 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 MonWashington; and, within two years from the time of its meeting, *g o shall terminate its duties. And the secretary of state is required ..., 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 yeo in such other papers as he may think F.I. . § 4. And be it further enacted, That all records, documents, or to: o other papers, which now are in, or hereafter, during the continu- R.d. de ance of this commission, may come into the possession of the cumonto, &c.

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Certificates to
issue, show-
ing propor-
tion, &c.
The several
instalments,
with interest
thereon, when
received from
the French
government,
to be trans-
ferred to the
|U. States.
Net proceeds
thereof to be
paid into the
treasury;
And such fur-
ther sum set
apart, &c.
Moneys ap-
propriated to
satisfy
awards.
Official com-
munications
to and from
secretary, sree
of postage.
Upon the exe-

department of state, in relation to such claims, shall be delivered
to the commission aforesaid. -
§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the compensation of the
respective officers, for whose appointment provision is made by
this act, shall not exceed the following sums, namely: to each of
the said commissioners, at the rate of three thousand dollars per
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

dollars per annum. And the President of the United States shall
be, and he is hereby, authorised to make such provision for the
contingent expenses of the said commission, as shall appear to
him reasonable and proper; and the said salaries and expenses
shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise
appropriated.
§ 6. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners

shall report to the secretary of state a list of the several awards'

made by them; a certified copy whereof shall be by him trans-
mitted to the secretary of the treasury, who shall thereupon dis-
tribute, in rateable proportions, among the persons in whose
favour the awards shall have been made, such moneys as may
have been received into the treasury in virtue of this act, accord-
ing to the proportions which their respective awards shall bear
to the whole amount then received, first deducting such sums of
money as may be due the United States from said persons in
whose favour said awards shall be made; and shall also cause
certificates to be issued by the secretary of the treasury, in such
form as he may prescribe, showing the proportion to which each
may be entitled of the amount that may o be received;
and, on the presentation of the said certificates at the treasury, as
the net proceeds of the general instalments, payable by the French
government, shall have been received, such proportions thereof
shall be paid to the legal holders of the said certificates.
§ 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the
secretary of the treasury to cause the several instalments, with
the interest thereon, payable to the United States in virtue of the
said convention, to be received from the French government, and
transferred to the United States, in such manner as he may deem
best, and the net proceeds thereof to be paid into the treasury;
and, on the payment of the proceeds of each of the said instal-
ments, there shall be set apart, of the money in the treasury, such
further sum as would have been received from the net proceeds
of such instalment, if the reservation stipulated by the fourth
article of the said convention had not been deducted; and the
moneys which may be thus set apart, together with those which
may be received into the treasury under this act, shall be, and the
same are hereby, appropriated to satisfy the awards herein pro-
vided for. - -
§ 8. And be it further enacted, That all communications to
or from the secretary of the board of commissioners, on
the business of the commission, shall pass by mail free of postage.
§ 9. And be it further enacted, That as soon as said com-
mission shall be executed and completed, the records, documents,
and all other papers, in the possession of the commission,

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

- ds, docu§ 10. And be it further enacted, That for the term of ten years, o: from and after the second day of February, one thousand eight be deposited

hundred and thirty-two, wines, the produce of France, shall be onent

admitted into the United States, on paying duties not exceeding so orda.

the 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, ..., ten cents for white wine in casks, and twenty-two cents for wine ...

of all sorts in bottles. [Approved, July 13, 1832.] from 1st February, 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- .i. dise, arriving in the United States, from and after the first day of . . 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 on beyond

fr entry of Key West. . ad§ 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 o from Indian river to Tampa Bay, and of the islands opposite and ...au. nearest 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 ; - - Proviso of 3d section of the act of the seventh of May, one thousand eight hun- ...i.a. 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 loo, repeal.

parts of said act as are inconsistent with the provisions of the o, of 1822, present act. [Approved, July 13, 1832.] c 62, vol. 3, 1 p. 1850.

Char, 201. An act authorising the entry of vessels and merchandise y arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, or beyond the same, at the Wo..”.”

port of Edgartown, in Massachusetts. #o.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That from and after the first of August ..." next, all vessels or merchandise, arriving in the United States ... from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any place beyond the mitted to ensame, may be entered at the port of Edgartown, in Massachu- toyo

setts. [Approved, July 13, 1832.] port of Edgar

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CHAP. 202. An act concerning the issuing of patents to aliens, for useful discoveries and inventions.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the privileges granted to the Privileges aliens described in the first section of the act, to extend the privi- 5. on. lege of obtaining patents for useful discoveries and inventions to . o certain persons therein mentioned, and to enlarge and define the April, 1800, penalties for violating, the rights of patentees, approved April ...". seventeenth, eighteen hundred, be extended, in like manner, to ...". every alien, who, at the time of petitioning for a patent, shall be time of poli. resident in the United States, and shall have declared his intention, tioning for a according to law, to become a citizen thereof: Provided, That ..."

- - - - be resident i every patent granted by virtue of this act, and the privileges ...t.". shallhoe.de thereto appertaining, shall cease and determine and become clared his in- - ... 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, zen. for the space of one year from the issuing thereof, to introduce o into public use in the United States, the invention or improvement p. 73%, ’’ 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.]

Chap. 204. An act to extend the time of issuing Military Land Warrants to officers and soldiers of the Revolutionary Army. ,

Tineotend. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the time allowed for issuing milii;" " tary land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army, shall . o 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 :: !. appropriated, in addition to the quantity heretofore appropriated on. ..." 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 i. army during the revolutionary war,” approved the thirtieth of j.” May, eighteen hundred and thirty, which said appropriation shall warrants is be applied in the manner provided by the said act to the unsatiso ... fied warrants which have been or may be issued as therein ... directed to the officers and soldiers and others as described in the said act. first, fifth, and seventh sections of said act. **of 1830, § 3. And be it further enacted, That the last paragraph of the § ** 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 |. of an official copy thereof, shall be, and the same is

: ereby repealed. [Approved, July 13, 1832.]

No higher du Chap. 206. An act concerning Tonnage Duty on Spanish Wessels.

o: § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That no other or greater duty of Span, vessels tonnage be levied in the ports of the United States on vessels o owned wholly by subjects of Spain, coming from a port in Spain, joiner 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

*P*P* to the twentieth October, one thousand eight hundred and sevenvious to 20th c

Oct. 1817." teen. vesselsowned , § 2. And be it further enacted, That vessels owned wholly

wholly by by Spanish subjects, coming from any of the colonies of Spain, Span, subjects either directly or after touching at any other port or place, shall ...'...", pay, in the ports of the United States, the same rate of duty on colonies of P*Y. p - - -

s.v., 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 !..."; departed; the said amount to be ascertained by the secretary of

ate of - - - - 3. *: the treasury, who is hereby authorised, from time to time, to give

nage that

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