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Chap. 145. An act to carry into full effect the fourth article of the

treaty of the eighth of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-one,
with the Creek nation of Indians, go far as relates to the claims of
citizens of Georgia against said Indians, prior to eighteen hundred

and two. Certain claims

f 1. Be it enacted, &•c. That the President of the United States
to be allowed
and paid.

be, and he is hereby, authorised to cause to be adjusted and paid
to full indemnity, out of any money in the treasury not other-
wise appropriated, all claims of citizens of the state of Georgia,
under the fourth article of the treaty of the eighth of January,
eighteen hundred and twenty-one, beiween the United States and
the Creek nation of Indians, which have not been heretofore ad-
justed and paid, on the following principles: all claims which have
not been heretofore adjusted and paid, founded upon the capture
and detention, or destruction of property by said Indians, prior to
the passage of the act regulating intercourse with Indian tribes,

if satisfactorily established, shall be allowed and paid.
Six per cent. $ 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be an interest
interest allow. of six per cent. per annum allowed and paid on the amount of all
ed.

claims which have or may be adjusted and established under the
provisions of the aforesaid treaty, to se calculated from the date

of the origin of the claims, respectively, up to the date of the adProviso justment and establishment of said claims respectively. Provided,

however, that the amount which may be allowed under the pro-
visions of this act as interest, shall be calculated on the amount
of the value of the property so taken or destroyed; the amount
of the principal of each claim to be determined by the value of

the property for which it was and is made, at the time said proProviso.

perty was so taken or destroyed: And provided, also, That the
aggregate amount of the claims which have been, and hereafter
may be, paid, shall not exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty

thousand dollars. An apportion.

Ş 3. And be it further enacted, That if, on the adjustment of the ment to be made should aforesaid claims, the amount which may be found due, and the the whole amount already paid, with the interest to be calculated as afore

said, shall exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dolceed $250,000. lars, the President be, and he is hereby, authorised to cause a fair

and equitable distribution of the unexpended balance of the said
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars to be made among the

claimants, in proportion to the amount which may have been, or i'roviso. shall be, found due to them, respectively: Provided, That the

principal of the respective claims shall be first paid. [.Approved,
June 30th, 1834.]
Chap. 148. An act authorizing a road to be cut out from the north-

ern boundary of the Territory of Florida by Marianna, to the town

of Appalachicola, within the said Territory. $12,000 ap. $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the President of the United States propriated, if approved by

be, and he is hereby, authorised to cause to be surveyed, marked, the President and located, a route for a road from the line which divides the

state of Alabama from the territory of Florida, by Marianna, in
the county of Jackson, to the town of Appalachicola, on the bay
of Appalachicola, in said territory, and when said survey, and

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the final location of the said road, shall be made, if he approve
the same, he is hereby authorised to cause it to be cut out; and
for that purpose the sum of twelve thousand dollars be, and the
same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury
not otherwise appropriated : Provided, that the said road shall be proviso.
cut out by contract, and that no money shall be paid at any time
on account thereof, but on the certificate of an engineer of the
army of the United States that the said road has been faithfully
constructed according to the terms of such contract.

For the survey of a road from Tallahassee to Cape Florida, five hundred dollars.

For a survey of the East pass into Appalachicola bay and river, to ascertain the practicability and cost of removing obstructions and improving the harbor, five hundred dollars. Approved, 30th June, 1834.]

Chap. 149. An act to mark and open a road from Columbia to Little

Rock, in the Territory of Arkansas. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of marking and cutting out a road from Columbia, in Chicot county, to Little Rock, in the Territory of Arkansas, to be expended under the direction of the President of the United States. [Approved, June 30th, 1834.]

CHAP. 151. An act authorising an extra session of the Legislative

Council of the Territory of Michigan. § 1. Be it enacted, &-c. That the Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan be, and hereby is authorised to hold an extra session, to commence at such time during the present year, as the governor of said territory may think proper; of which time it shall be his duty to give the members of said council due notice.

$ 2. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose of defray- $3,000 for pay ing she incidental expenses, and for paying the members of the and incidental Legislative Council for travel and for additional time employed expenses. as aforesaid, the sum of three thousand dollars be, and is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, June 30th, 1834.]

CHAP. 153. An act to provide for the payment of claims, for property

lost, captured, or destroyed, by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States, during the late war with the Indians on the frontiers of Illinois and Michigan Territory.

§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That any officer, field or staff, volunteer, Officers and ranger, cavalry or other persons engaged in the service of the others to be United States in the late campaigns against the Indians on the paid the value frontiers of Illinois, and Michigan Territory, who have sustained lost. damage without any fault or negligence on their part, respectively, by the loss of a horse, or necessary equipage in battle, or by the loss of a horse that was wounded in battle, and afterwards died of said wound while in the service, or who has sustained

damage by reason of the loss of any horse, which, in consequence of the United States failing to supply sufficient forage while engaged in said service, died, or was unavoidably abandoned and lost, or who has sustained damage by reason of the loss of any horse, because the rider was dismounted and separated from his horse, and ordered to do military duty on foot at å station detached from his horse, or for the loss of

necessary equipage, in consequence of the loss of his horse Proviso.

as aforesaid, shall be allowed and paid the value thereof: Provided, That if any payment shall have been made to any officer, soldier or other person as aforesaid, for the use and risk, or for forage after the death or abandonment of said horse, said amount shall be deducted from the value thereof, unless said officer or soldier or other person shall have satisfied the paymaster at the time he made the payment, or shall hereafter show by proof, that

he was remounted, in which case the deduction shall only extend Further

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to the time such officer, soldier, or person, served on foot; And visoes. provided also, That if any payment shall have been made, to any

officer or soldier on account of clothing, such payment shall be deducted from the value of his horse and accoutrements; And provided further, That no claim shall be allowed under the provisions of this section until the best evidence which the nature of the case will admit of, shall be produced before the accounting officer showing the number of horses lost, in manner aforesaid,

the time when lost, and the name of the owner. Volunteers or § 2. And be it further enacted, That any person who, in the Indraughted dian wars aforesaid, has acted in the military service of the Unimilitiamen to be allowed for ted States as a volunteer or draughted militiaman, and who has arms,&c. lost. furnished himself with arms and military accoutrements, and has

sustained damage by the capture, or destruction of the same, without any fault or negligence on his part, or who has lost the same by reason of his being wounded in the service shall be al

lowed and paid the value thereof. Parents or § 3. And be it further enacted, That in all instances where any guardians to minor has been engaged in the military service as aforesaid, durpensation on ing the Indian wars as aforesaid, and was provided with a horse account of de- or equipments, or with military accoutrements by his parent or ceased mi.

guardian, and has since deceased, without paying for said pronors.

perty, and the same was lost, captured, destroyed, or abandoned, in the manner before mentioned, said parent or guardian shall be allowed pay therefor on making satisfactory proof as in other cases, and the further proof, that he is entitled thereto by having

furnished the same. Third auditor § 4. And be it further enacted, That the third auditor of the to adjudicate treasury shall adjudicate and decide such claims as may be pre

sented against the United States, under the provisions of this act, Proviso. Provided, That every claim which exceeds the sum of two hun

dred dollars, instead of deciding the same, the said third auditor shall report the whole of the proof to Congress at its next session after taking and closing such proof; and he shall have power by constituting a commission or otherwise, to take testimony

in any case where he shall think the interests of the United States require further testimony to be taken.

$ 5. And be it further enacted, That any sum of money to any lowed to be

Amount al. amount not exceeding two hundred dollars so allowed by said

paid if not exthird auditor shall be paid by the secretary of the treasury, ceeding $200. out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. (Approved, 30th June, 1834.) Char. 155. An act authorising the construction of a bridge across the Potomac, and repealing all acts already passed in relation thereto.

§ 1. Be it enacted, d•c. That the act entitled “ An act providing Former acts for the purchase by the United States of the rights of the Wash- repealed; the ington Bridge Company in the District of Columbia and for the the W. Bridge erection of a public bridge on the site thereof," which passed the Company be fourteenth day of July eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and the ing excepted. act entitled " An act in relation to the Potomac bridge,” which passed the second day of March eighteen hundred and thirtythree, be and the same are hereby repealed, except so much of the former as authorised the purchase of the rights of the Washington Bridge Company.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the treas- Secretary of ury be, and is he hereby authorised and required, to contract for contract for a the reconstruction on the site of the present bridge across the bridge similar river Potomac, of a bridge on the plan of that originally con- to that formerstructed there by the Washington Bridge Company; provided

ly built. that the draw at the southern channel of the river be not less than Size of the sixty-six feet, and at the northern channel than thirty-five feet ; that a space or spaces not exceeding in all, one thousand six hundred and sixty feet of the shoal or shoals, over which the present bridge passes, may be filled up by a solid embankment; in part, if convenient, of earth obtained by dredging the river channel; And provided also, That the entire cost of the said embankment, $130,000 apand such reconstruction shall not on the whole exceed one hun- propriated. dred and thirty thousand dollars—which sum is hereby appropriated thereto, out of any money in the treasury not hitherto appropriated.

3. And be it further enacted, That the claims of Orange H. Claims of O. Dibble for labor, materials

, or any other expenses upon the said he ascertain bridge be ascertained by the secretary of the treasury as nearly ed. as the same can be done, and be laid before Congress at its next session for its examination. And the secretary of the treasury May be paid is hereby directed to pay him in the meantime such sum as will for actual loss, reimburse to him the actual loss incurred by him, in making pre- 920,000. paration for the construction of the said bridge: provided the amount paid shall not exceed twenty thousand dollars, said payment to be made out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [-Approved, June 30th, 1834.]

draws.

not to exceed

CHAP. 157. An act supplementary to the act to amend the several

acts respecting copy rights, $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That all deeds or instruments in writing Deeds of for the transfer or assignment of copy-rights, being proved or transfer to be

recorded, de acknowledged in such manner as deeds for the conveyance of land are required by law to be proved or acknowledged in the

same state or district, shall and may be recorded in the office where the original copy-right is deposiied and recorded ; and every such deed or instrument that shail in any time hereafter, be made and executed, and which shall not be proved or acknowledged and recorded as aforesaid, within sixty days after its execution, shall be judged, fraudulent and void against any subsequent pur

chaser or mortgagee for valuable consideration without notice. Fecs of the § 2. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the District clerk of the Court shall be entitled to such fees for performing the services district court. herein authorised and required, as he is entitled to for performing

like services under existing laws of the United States. (Approved, 30th June, 1834.]

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CHAP. 161. An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian

tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers.

§ 1. Be it enacted, 8-c. That all that part of the United States States Terri. west of the Mississippi, and not within the states of Missouri and

Louisiana, or the Territory of Arkansas, and, also, that part of deemed In. dian country. the United States east of the Mississippi river, and not within any

state to which the Indian title has not been extinguished, for the

purposes of this act, be taken and deemed to be the Indian country. Persons tra $2. And be it further enacted, That no person shall be perding with In- mitted to trade with any of the Indians (in the Indian country) dians to be li- without a license therefor from a superintendent of Indian affairs, censed.

or Indian agent, or sub-agent, which license shall be issued for a term not exceeding two years for the tribes east of the Mississippi, and not exceeding thrce years for the tribes west of that river. And the person applying for such license shall give bond in a penal sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, with one or more sureties, to be approved by the person issuing the same, conditioned that such person will faithfully observe all the laws and regulations made for the government of trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and in no respect violate the same. And the superintendent of the district, shall have power to revoke and cancel the same, whenever the person licensed, shall, in his opinion, have transgressed any of the laws or regulations provided for the government of trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, or that it would be improper to permit him to remain in the Indian country: And no trade with the said tribes shall be carried on within their boundary, except at certain suitable and convenient places, to be designated from time to time by the superintendents, agents, and sub-agents, and to be inserted in the license. And it shall be the duty of the persons granting or revoking such licenses, forthwith to report the same to the commissioner of Indian affairs,

for his approval or disapproval. Application § 3. And be it further enacted, That any superintendent, or for license

agent may refuse an application for a license to trade, if he is may be refu. sed, and li.

satisfied that the applicant is a person of bad character, or that it

would be improper to permit him to reside in the Indian country, ked. or if a license, previously granted to such applicant has been

revoked, or a forfeiture of his bond decreed. But an appeal may be had from the agent or the superintendent, to the commissioner

cense revo

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