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given for duties on the same, the collectors to give the debtors credit on the bonds for the difference between the high and low duties, and to cancel the bonds on payment of the balance.

4. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the trea. Excess to he sury, shall cause the amount of excess of duties, as aforesaid, to refunded, &c. be ascertained and paid, or the credit given as the case may be, practicable af. as soon as practicable after the first of April next; and that he ter April, 1, shall be authorised to cause all articles under the control of the next. And proper officers of the customs to be examined; and where the articles to be

examined, merchandise may have passed out of the possession of the im- &c. porter or consignee, to require satisfactory evidence of the transfer or transfers to identify the same; and to make all other rules and regulations which may be necessary and proper to carry this act into effect.

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the trea- Scc. Trea. to sury is hereby authorised and directed to extend relief to all per- extend relief sons whose cases are provided for in this act, who

to persons, have may

&c. been deprived of the benefit thereof in consequence of the collector's noi having received his insiructions in pursuance of it, from the secretary of the treasury.

6. And be it further enacted, That the seventeenth section of Sec. 17, act the aforesaid act of the fourteenth day of July, one thousand eight July 14, 1832. hundred and thirty-two, as far as the same relates to the duty on pulverised or crushed sugar, shall take effect on the fourth day of March, of the present year. [Approved, March 2, 1833.) CAP, 361. An act to explain and amend the act to alter and amend Act of 1832,

the several acts imposing duties on imporis, passed July 14th, one c. 224, ante, thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, so far as relates to hardware, p. 2317. and certain manufactures of copper and brass, and other articles.

§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the provisos of the tenth and Certain protwelfth clauses of the second sec:ion of the act to alter and amend visions sus. the several acts imposing duties on imports, passed July four- pended, till

June 1, 1834. teenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, be, and the same are hereby suspended, until the first day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-four.

2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act to Repeal of du. alter and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports, ties on copper passed July the fourteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, as bottoms, &e.

repealed. repeals the duties heretofore levied on copper bottoms cut round, and copper bottoms raised to the edge, and still bottoms cut round and turned upon the edge, and parts thereof, and on copper plates or sheets, weighing more than thirty-four ounces per square foot, commonly called braziers' copper, and on tobacco leaves, or unmanufactured, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

3. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in the Duty on sheet act of the fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to and rolled

brass. alter and amend the several acts imposing duties on imports, shall be so construed as to authorise the exemption from the payment of duty on sheet and rolled brass, but the same shall be charged with the payment of a duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem. [Approved, March 2, 1833.]

p. 2070.

CAAP. 366. An act [in] addition to the act for the gradual improve

ment of ihe Navy of the United States. $500,000, an

$ 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That for the gradual improvement of nually for 6 the navy of the United States, the sum of five hundred thousand years.

dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise approprited, be, and the same is hereby appropriated annually, for six years, from and after the third day of March, eighteen hundred

and thirty-three, when the present appropriation expires. To be applied § 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United as directed by States be, and he is hereby authorised and empowered to cause 1827,and, &c. the above-mentioned appropriation to be applied, as directed and Act of 1827, prescribed by the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and c. 251, vol. 3, twenty-seven, to which this is in addition, the provisions whereof

are hereby continued in force for the term above-mentioned, and to be applied also to the purchase of other necessary materials as

well as timber suitable for the construction of vessels of war. Provisions for 3. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the provi

sions now in force on the subject of the live oak growing on the of live oak.

public lands, it shall be the duty of all collectors of the customs within the territory of Florida, and the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, before allowing a clearance to any vessel laden in whole or in part with live oak timber, to ascertain satisfactorily that such timber was cut from private lands, or, if from public ones, by consent of the navy department. And it is hereby made the duty of all officers of the customs, and of the land officers within said territory and states, to cause prosecutions to be seasonably instituted against all persons known to be guilty of depredations on, or injuries to the live oak growing on the public lands. [Approved, March 2, 1833.]

and pay.

Chap. 367. An act to improve the condition of the non-commissioned

officers and privates of the Army and Marine Corps of the United

States, and to prevent desertion. Army; term § 1. Be it enacted, f-c. That from and after the passage of this of enlistment act, all enlistments in the army of the United States shall be for

three years, and that the monthly pay of the non-commissioned officers and soldiers, shall be as follows, viz. to each sergeant major, quartermaster sergeant, and chief musician, sixteen dollars; to the first sergeant of a company, fifteen dollars; to all other sergeants, twelve dollars each; to each artificer, ten dol

lars; to each corporal, eight dollars, and to each musician and Marine corps. private soldier, six dollars; and that all enlistments in the marine Term of en- corps, shall be for four years; and that the monthly pay of the listment and non-commissioned officers and soldiers in said corps shall be as pay.

follows, viz. to each sergeant major, and quartermaster sergeant, seventeen dollars; to the drum major, fise major, the orderly sergeants of posts, and first sergeants of guards at sea, sixteen dollars each; to all other sergeants, thirteen dollars; to each cor. poral, nine dollars; to each musician eight dollars; and to each

private, seven dollars. $1 of monthly 2. And be it further enacted, That one dollar of the monthly pay to be retained, &c.

pay of every musician and private soldier, shall be retained until

the expiration of the two first years of their enlistment, when each shall receive the twenty-four dollars retained pay, which shall have so accrued. Provided, He shall have served honestly and faithfully that portion of the term of his first enlistment. § 3. And be it further enacted, That every able bodied musi. Bounty for

re-enlistment. cian or private soldier, who may re-enlist into his company or regiment, within two months before, or one month after the expiration of his term of service, shall receive two months' extra pay, besides the pay and other allowances which may be due to him on account of the unexpired period of any enlistment. § 4. And be it further enacted, That every able bodied musi- Pay of re-en

listed men. cian or soldier, who shall re-enlist into his company or regiment as specified in the third section of this act, shall receive his full pay, at the rate of six dollars per month, without any temporary deduction therefrom.

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That no premium to officers Premiums for enlisting recruits, nor bounties to recruits for enlisting, shall be and bounties

abolished. allowed after the passage of this act.

6. And be it further enacted, That no person who has been No convict to convicted of any criminal offence, shall be enlisted into the army of the United States.

7. And be it further enacted, That the seventh section of the 7 Sec. Act act, entitled “ An act making further provision for the army of

May 16,

1812, repeal the United States,” passed on the sixteenth May, one thousand ed. eight hundred and twelve, be, and the same is hereby repealed, so Act of 1812, far as it applies to any enlisted soldier, who shall be convicted by c. 86, vol. 2, a general court martial of the crime of desertion. [Approved, p. 1248. March 2, 1833.]

be enlisted.

CHAP. 370. An act for the construction of a road from the Missis.

sippi river to William Strong's, on the St. Francis river, in the terri. tory of Arkansas.

§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the sum of one hundred thousand $100,000. dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of enabling the President of the United States to cause to be

permanently constructed, a road in the territory of Arkansas, from Route. a point opposite to Memphis, to the house of William Strong, on the St. Francis river, or towards such other point on the same as the engineer appointed to report thereupon may recommend, for the purpose of establishing a constant communication from the point above named, towards Little rock, in the said territory: Provided, That the said sum be expended under the direction of Proviso. such military engineer as the President may appoint: And pro

Proviso: survided, also, That no part of the said sum of money shall be ex. very to be first

. pended until a careful survey and estimate shall have been made of the cost of the road by a competent engineer, and that the said survey and estimate shall have been previously submitted to, and approved by, the secretary of war, and the President of the United States. [Approved, March 2, 1833.]

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Chap. 373. An act establishing a port of entry and delivery at the

village of Fall river, in Massachusetts, and discontinuing the office

at Dighton. Port estab.

1. Be it enacted, fc. That there shall, from and after the lished.

first day of April next, be established in the village of Fall river,
near the mouth of Taunton Great River, in Massachusetts, a port

of entry and delivery.
Office discon. 2. And be it further enacted, That the office of the collection
tinued. of the customs in Dighton, Massachusetts, shall, from and after

the first day of April next, be discontinued. [Approved, March
2, 1833.]

goons created.

CHAP. 375. An act for the more perfect defence of the frontiers. Reg't of dra. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That in lieu of the battalion of mounted

rangers authorised by the act of the fifteenth of June, one thou

sand eight hundred and thirty-two, there be established a regiOrganisation. ment of dragoons, to be composed and organised as follows, to Act of 1832, wit; one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, one major, one quarterc. 131, p. master-sergeant, and two chief buglers, one adjutant, who shall 2272.

be a lieutenant, one sergeant major, one chief musician, and ten
companies: each company to consist of one captain, one first
lieutenant, and one second lieutenant, exclusive of the lieutenant
who is to be the adjutant of the regiment; four sergeants, one of
whom shall act as quarter-master-sergeant to the company, four
corporals, two buglers, one farrier and blacksmith, and sixty pri-

vates.
Pay when 2. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commis-
mounted.

sioned officers, musicians, and privates, when mounted, be entitled

to the same pay and emoluments as was allowed to dragoons Pay when on during the war, and when on foot, the same pay and emoluments foot. as are now allowed to the officers, non-commissioned officers,

musicians and privates of a regiment of infantry; and that the
farrier and blacksmith be allowed the same pay and allowances,

as are allowed to an artificer of artillery.
To serve on 3. And be it further enacted, that the said regiment of
horse or foot,
and subject to dragoons shall be liable to serve on horse, or foot, as the Presi-
rules and arti. dent may direct; shall be subject to the rules and articles of war,
cles of war, be recruited in the same manner, and with the same limitations ;
&c.

that the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, farriers,
and privates, shall be entitled to the same provisions for wounds
and disabilities, the same provisions for widows and children, and
the same allowances and benefits in every respect, as are allowed
the other troops constituting the present military peace establish-

ment.
President § 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the
may carry act United States, be authorised to carry into effect this act, as soon
into effect.

as he may deem it expedient, and to discharge the present batta-
lion of mounted rangers, on their being relieved by the said

regiment of dragoons.
Appropria 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum required to carry
tion.

into effect the provisions of this act, is hereby appropriated, in
addition to the appropriations, for the military establishment for

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the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three. [Approved, March 2, 1833.]

CHAP. 376. An act to create sundry new land offices, and to alter the

boundaries of other land offices of the United States. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That so much of the lands ceded to the Choctaw United States by the treaties made and concluded with the Choc lind: ; N. W.

district. taw tribe of Indians, near Doak's Stand, on the eighteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and at Dancing Rabbit creek, on the twenty-seventh day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, as is situated north of the line dividing townships nineteen and twenty, and west of the line Bounds. dividing ranges seven and eight, east, be, and the same is hereby, established into a land district, to be designated as the northwestern district.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, To so much of the land ceded Choctaw disby the Choctaw tribe of Indians to the United States, by said trict by act treaty of the twenty-seventh day of September, one thousand addition there. eight hundred and thirty, as is situated west of the basis meridian, 10. and south of the dividing line between townships nineteen and twenty, north, be, and the same is attached to the Choctaw district, established by an act of the seventh of May, eighteen hundred and twenty-two,

83. And be it further enacted, That so much of the lands ceded N. E. district. to the United States, by said treaty of the twenty-seventh of Bounds. September, eighteen hundred and thirty, as is situated north of the dividing line between townships seven and eight, east of the Lands in basis meridian, and south of the northwestern district, and the Monroe, &c. southern boundary of the lands of the Chickasaw tribe of Indians, to be subject

to sale. shall constitute a land district to be designated as the northeastern district; and the lands of the United States in the counties of Monroe and Lowndes, now subject to sale in the Choctaw district, shall, from and after the first day of May next, be subject to sale at the land office in the said northeastern district; and it shall be the duty of the register at Mount Salus, under instruc- Transfer of tions from the commissioner of the general land office, to transfer books, &c. all such books, maps, records, field notes, and plats, or transcripts thereof relating to the surveys of the public lands in Monroe and Lowndes counties, to the register of the northeastern district, as may be necessary to enable him to comply with the provisions of this act.

$ 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the land ceded Augusta disto the United States by the said treaty of the twenty-seventh of trict; addition September, eighteen hundred and thirty, as is situated south of the dividing line between townships seven and eight, be attached to and constitute a part of the Augusta land district.

§ 5. And be it further enacted, that, for the disposal of the Land offices public lands in the northeastern and northwestern districts, a land N w. disoffice shall be established in each, at such convenient place as tricts. the President of the United States may designate; and for each of said offices, a register and receiver shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who

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