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secretary of the treasury, to cause the several instalments, with to be received, the interest thereon payable to the United States, in virtue of the &c. said convention, to be received from the Neapolitan 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 trea

Appropria. sury, and the same are hereby appropriated, to satisfy the awards tion of instal. herein provided for.

$ 8. And be it further enacted, That all communications to Postage. and 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- Deposite for mission shall be executed and completed, the records, documents, records, &c. and all other papers, in the possession of the commission or its officers, shall be deposited in the office of the secretary of state. [Approved, March 2, 1833.) CHAP. 396. An act to authorise the governor of the territory of Act of 1832,

Arkansas to sell the land granted to said territory by an act of c. 129, ante, Congress approved the fifteenth of June, one thousand eight hundred p. 2272. and thirty-two, and for other purposes. § 1. Be it enacted, f.c. - That whenever the governor of the Patent for

1,000 acres territory of Arkansas shall furnish to the secretary of the trea

to issue. sury a sufficient description of the boundaries of the thousand acres of land, granted by an act of Congress of the fifteenth of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, to the territory of Arkansas, for the erection of a court-house and a jail in the town of Little Rock, in the territory aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause a patent to be issued for said thousand acres of land, to the governor of Arkansas, and his successors in office, in trust, for the benefit of the territory of Arkansas, for the purpose of erecting a court-house and jail at Little Rock.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the governor of the Partof land said territory of Arkansas. be, and he is hereby, fully empowered to be laid off,

&c and authorised to lay off into town lots, conforming, as near as practicable, to the present plan of the town of Little Rock, so much of the said grant of a thousand acres of land as he may deern advisable so to be appropriated ; and that he be further and sold, authorised to sell the same, from time to time, as the public interest may require; and the residue of said grant, which may Residue. not be laid off into town lots corresponding with the plan of the said town of Little Rock, he shall be authorised to dispose of, in such lots or parcels as he may deem advisable; but, in no Public notice case shall he be authorised to sell

, unless he shall give public of sale. notice of such sale by an advertisement in one or newspapers printed in the territory of Arkansas: and said sale shall be public at the court-house in the town of Little Rock.

§ 3. And, be it further enacted, That, in case suitable situations Square for cannot be had, free of costs to the territory, for the location of state house, the state-house, as well as for the court-house and jail in the court house

and jail. town of Little Rock, the governor aforesaid shall be, and he is hereby, fully authorised to select and lay off suitable squares for each of those buildings, within the addition hereunto authorised

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to be added to the town of Little Rock; and that the squares so selected and laid off shall be appropriated to the use of the respective buildings for which they may be designated, and for no

other purpose whatsoever, forever. Deeds for lots § 4. And be it further enacted, That the governor shall sold. exécute deeds for the lots he may sell under the provisions of

this act, to purchasers, so soon as the purchasers shall pay off entirely the amount they may have bid for any lot or lots, and all

sales shall be for cash. Proceeds to $ 5. And be it further enacted, That so soon as the goverbuild Court

nor aforesaid shall dispose of lots, he shall apply the proceeds buustud jail : of said sales to the erection of a good and substantial court

house and jail; and, after these shall have been completed, should there be any funds remaining, it shall be the duty of said governor, to apply the surplus thus remaining to the erection of a substantial and permanent house for the residence of the present and future governors of Arkansas, during their continuance in office. [Approved, March 2, 1833.]

RESOLUTION.

[No. 2.) A resolution in relation to the execution of the act supplemen

tary to the “ Act for the relief of certain surviving officers and sol.

diers of the revolution." Act of 1832, Resolved, fc. That, in the execution of the acts supplemen6.126, asite, po tary to the “ Act for the relief of certain surviving officers and

soldiers of the Revolution,” approved June seventh, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, wherever it shall be made to appear that any applicant for a pension under said act entered the army of the revolution, in pursuance of a contract with the government, made previous to the eleventh day of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, and continued in service until after that period, it shall be the duty of the secretary of war to compute the period of any such applicant's service, from the time he then entered the army, and until the date of the definitive treaty of peace, and to allow him a pension accordingly. [Approved, March 2, 1833.]

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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-THIRD CONGRESS

OF

THE UNITED STATES.

Passed at the First Session, which was begun and held at the

City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the second day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three.

ANDREW Jackson, President. M. VAN BUREN, Vice President,

and President of the Senate. Andrew STEVENSON, Speaker of the House of Representatives, until Monday, the second day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, and John Bell for the remainder of the session.

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CHAP, 11. An act further to continue in force “ An act to authorise

the extension, construction, and use of a lateral branch of the Balti. more and Ohio rail road into and within the District of Columbia.

§ 1. Be it enacted, foc That the period limited and allowed Period of to the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company, within which construction they are required by the fifth section of the act entitled “ An

Act of 1831, act to authorise the extension, construction, and use of a lateral

c. 320, ante, branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, into and within 2243. the District of Columbia," approved second March, one thousand cight hundred and thirty-one, to commence the road, and complete one set of tracks, be, and the same is hereby extended, and the said shall remain in force, and all the rights and privileges thereby granted shall be vested in said company: Provided, Proviso, They shall commence the said lateral road within one year, and complete the same, with one set of tracks within four years from the passage of this act. [Approved, February 26th, 1834.] CHAP. 16. An act to change the times for commencing the sessions

of the Court of the United States in the district of Delaware.

1. Be it enacted, fc. That the sessions of the circuit court and district court of the United States in the district of Delaware, shall commence at the times hereinafter mentioned, instead of the times now appointed by law; that is to say: the sessions of Sessions ofC. the said circuit court shall commence at Newcastle, on the Coat Newcas. Tuesday next following the fourth Monday of May, and at day after 4th Dover on the Tuesday next following the third Monday of Monday in October annually; and the sessions of the said district court May. At shall commence at Newcastle on the third Tuesday in June,

Dover, Tuesand

day after third second Tuesday of December; and at Dover on Tuesday next Monday in

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Oct. Of D. following the third Monday of March, and Tuesday next C. at Newcas- following the fourth Monday of September annually; and that day June, 2d no process, recognisance, or bail hond, returnable to the next do. of Decem. term of either of said courts shall be avoided, or impaired, or

At Do affected by this change as to the commencement of said term; ver, Tucsday

and that all process, bail bonds, and recognisances, returnable Monday in to the next term of either of said courts, shall be returnable and March, and returned to the said court next hield, according to this act, in the after fourth

same manner as if so made returnable on the face thereof, and Monday in September.

shall have full effect accordingly, and that all continuances in Process, &c. either of said courts shall be from the last term to the day inade returna. appointed by this act for the commencement of the next session ble according, thereof. [Approved, March 24th, 1834.]

Char. 45. An act to revive and amend “ An act for the relief of

certain insolvent debiors of the United States," passed on the second day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty one, and an act in addition thereto, passed on the fourteenth of July, eighteen hun.

dred and thirty-two. Act of March $ Be it enacted, fc. That an act, entitled “ An act for the 2d, 1831, and relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States," * passed of 14 July, on the second day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, 1832, revived. *Act of 1831,

and an act in addition thereto, passed on the fourteenth day of c. 297, ante, p. July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two,f which said acts expired

on the second day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, + Act of 1832, be, and the same are hereby, revived, and shall continue in force c. 227, ante, p. for three years from and after the passage of this act. 2327.

$ 2. And be it further enacted, That if any surety, or co-surety, of or co-surety any debtor who is, or shall become, an applicant for relief under the be dead, the provisions of the act recited in the preceding section of this act, shall consent of his be dead, the consent of the legal representative or representatives of lcgal repre.

such deceased surety, or co-surety, shall be received, and entitle be received, the applicant to relief, in like manner as the consent of a living

surety, or co-surety, would do by the provisions of the third section of the act of the fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two: and if the surety, or co-surety, of any such debtor shall be absent in parts unknown, or if the consent of the legal representative or representatives of any deceased surety or cosurety, cannot be obtained, and the property or estate of any such deceased or absent surety or co-surety, shall not be sutticient to pay the debt due to the United States, and the secretary of the treasury shall be satisfied by proof of these facts, he shall be authorised, in all such cases, to grant such relief or discharge as the debtor applying for the same may be entitled to, according to the provisions of the acts which this act is intended to revive and amend, upon the condition that such debtor shall not be discharged thereby from his or her legal liability to such absent surety, or co-surety, or to the estate of such deceased debtor, for any part of the debt due to the United States, which may thereafter, be paid by or out of the estate of any such absent or deceas

ed surety, or co-surety. Discharges § 3. And be it further enacted, That all discharges which have

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sentative to

&c.

valid.

&c.

heretofore been granted by the secretary of the treasury to any heretofore principal debtor, with the consent of the legal representative or granted der representatives of any deceased surety, or co-surety, shall be as valid as though such surety or co-surety, had been alive, and his or her consent obtained, according to the letter of the third section of the act of the fourteenth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two.

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the Secretary of treasury shall be authorised to 'cause satisfaction to be entered the treasuary upon all judgments against such insolvents as have heretofore satisfaction to been, or may hereafter be, relieved from the provisions of the be entered on acts which this act is intended to revive and amend ; or under judgments, any other and former act of Congress for the relief of persons imprisoned for debts due to the United States: Provided, The Proviso. district judge of the district in which such judgments are on record, shall certify that he is satisfied that the debtor is possessed or entitled to no property liable to be applied to the satisfaction of said judgments, and that the interest of the government does not require that such judgments should remain unsatisfied. In every case of application for such certificate to a judge at his chambers, ten days' notice shall be given to the district attorney for the district, when the application is made. [Approved, June 7th, 1834.] CHAP. 46. An act to equalise representation in the territory of

Florida, and for other purposes. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That the counties of Escambia, Jackson, Certain coun. Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson and St. Johns, in the territory of Flo- ties to elect

two, and othrida, shall each be authorised to elect two members of the legislative council of said territory, as now directed by law; all other ber of legislacounties in said territory shall, respectively, be authorised to tive council. elect one member each, in the-manner now directed, or which shall hereafter be prescribed by law; and such counties as have not at this time a member of said council, shall be authorised to elect one before the next session thereof, on the first Monday of September next.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for Council to the legislative council to employ more than three clerks, nor to employ three direct the printing the laws of said territory in more than three clerks only,

and not to newspapers, at the public expense.

print the laws § 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of an act entitled, in more than “ An act to provide for the compensation of the officers of the three papers. council, and for other purposes," as provides, in paragraph number seven, for the superintending the printing the acts, revising led. the proof sheets, and the allowance therefor; so much of the said act in paragraph number eight, as provides for stitching said acts, and the allowance therefor; and so much of the act as provides in the sixteenth paragraph for a clerk in the executive office be, and the same is, hereby annulled. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of

the territory secretary of the territory to superintend the printing and revision

lo superinof the laws, and it shall be his duty to send a printed, and not a tend the manuscript copy to the department of state, and another printed printing, &c.

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