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trade with the Indians, except for, and on account of, the United

States; and any person offending herein, shall forfeit the sum of

five thousand dollars, and upon satisfactory information of such
offence being laid before the President of the United States, it
shall become his duty to remove such person from the office or
situation he may hold. -
§ 15. And be it further enacted, That the President shall be,
and he is hereby, authorised to cause any of the friendly Indians
west of the Mississippi river, and north of the boundary of the
Western Territory, and the region, upon Lake Superior and the
head of the Mississippi, to be furnished with useful domestic ani-
mals and implements of husbandry, and with goods, as he shall
think proper: Provided, That the whole amount of such presents
shall not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars.
§ 16. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he
is hereby, authorised to cause such rations as he shall judge pro-
per, and as can be spared from the army provisions without
injury to the service, to be issued, under such regulations as he
shall think fit to establish, to Indians who may visit the military
posts or agencies of the United States on the frontiers, or in their
respective nations, and a special account of these issues shall be
kept and rendered. -
§ 17. And be it further enacted, That the President of the
United States shall be, and he is hereby, authorised to prescribe
such rules and regulations as he may think fit, for carrying into
effect the various provisions of this act, and of any other act rela-
ting to Indian affairs, and for the settlement of the accounts of the
Índian department.
§ 18. }.} be it further enacted, That all acts or parts of acts,
contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be, and the same are
hereby, repealed. [...]pproved, June 30th, 1834.]

CHAP. 163. An act in addition to the “act more effectually to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and for other purposes,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and twenty-five.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That whenever any criminal convicted of any offence against the United States, shall be imprisoned, in pursuance of such conviction, and of the sentence thereupon, in the prison or penitentiary of any state or territory, such criminal shall in all respects, be subject to the same discipline and treatment, as convicts sentenced by the courts of the state or territory, in which such prison or penitentiary is situated ; and while so confined therein, shall also be exclusively under the control of the officers having charge of the same, under the laws of the said state or territory. [Approved, June 30th, 1834.]

CIIA r. 164. An act increasing the salaries of the judges of the United
States for the Territories of Michigan, Arkansas, and Florida.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That there shall be allowed and paid,

annually, to each of the judges of the United States for the territories of Michigan, Arkansas, and Florida, the sum of three hun

Indian department not to be concerned in the trade.

Animals and implements, to the amount of$5,000 may be furnished to Indians west of the Mississippi.

Rations to Indians visiting military posts.

President to prescribe rules and regulations.

Acts contravening this repealed.

Act of 1825, c. 276, vol. 3. p. 1999.

Persons convicted of criminal of fences against the U.S. subjected to the same treatment as convicts under the laws of the state or territory.

$300 additional salary to

judges of Michigan, Ar

kansas,

Florida "n" dred dollars, in addition to the salaries now allowed by law to

the said judges, respectively. To take effect $ 2. 1nd be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect *...*.*, from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-four,

and that the several sums authorised to be paid, shall be paid out To be paid on- of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. ". . . $ 3. And be it further enacted, That the increased salary alloware not allow. ed by this act shall only be paid to such judges in the territories of *d compen. Florida and Arkansas as are not now allowed the extra compen*:::: “sation under the act of May 1828 providing for the adjudication 1828. ' of land claims, and shall take effect as to the remainder when the Ael of 1825, extra pay aforesaid shall no longer be paid. [Approved, June ;..." P. 30th, isã4.]

CHAP. 166. An act repealing certain acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida.

i. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That all such acts or parts of acts pass.*...". ed by the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, as may longing to impose a higher or greater tax on the slaves or other property of noonto, non-resident citizens than is imposed on the slaves or other pro* perty of resident citizens of said territory, be, and the same are hereby, repealed, and declared null and void. . § 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall attempt song to enforce any of the acts or parts of acts passed by the Legislative Council of the territory of Florida as aforesaid, by demanding or receiving any tax, imposition, or assessment authorised or prescribed thereby, such person shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or either or both of said punishments. $o 3. § 3. And be it further enacted, That the county of Leon in the #. territory of Florida shall be authorised to elect two additional two additional members to the Legislative Council on the first Monday in Sepmemors to tember next, and it shall be lawful for the Legislative Council to council. designate by law the election districts in such manner as to ensure an equality of representation to each. [...]pproved, June 30th, 1834.]

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CHAP. 168. An act authorising the Governors of the several States to transmit, by mail, certain books and documents. Laws, reports $ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That it shall be lawful for the governors §: ... of the several states, to transmit by mail, free of postage, all laws respec

to note and reports, whether bound or unbound, and all records and doctransmitted uments of their respective states, which may be directed by the #.*...* legislature of the several states to be transmitted to the execuage. * tives of other states; and the governor of the state transmittin The kind of the same shall, in addition to his frank, endorse the kind of boo books, &c. to or document enclosed, and direct the same to the governor of the

o i. f which the same may be sent. [Approved, June 30th,

Char. 170. An act concerning tonnage duty on Spanish vessels.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That from and after the first day of Spanish ves.

March next Spanish vessels coming from the Island of Cuba, or
Porto Rico, either directly or after touching at any port or place
shall pay in the ports of the United States such further tonnage
duty in addition to the tonnage duty which may be payable under
any other law as shall be equivalent to the amount of discrimina-
ting duty that would have been imposed on the cargoes imported
in the said vessels, respectively; if the same had been exported
from the port of Havanna in American bottoms.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That before any such vessel
shall be permitted to clear out or depart from a port of the United
States with a cargo which shall be directly or indirectly destined
to either of the said islands the said vessel shall pay such further
tonnage duty as shall be equivalent to the amount of discrimina-
ting duty that would be payable for the time being upon the cargo
if imported into the port of Havana, in an American bottom.
§ 3. And be it further enacted, That no Spanish vessel shall be
allowed to clear out or depart from a port of the United States,
with any goods, wares or merchandise, except upon a destination
to some port or place, in the Island of Cuba or Porto Rico, with-
out giving bond with approved security in double the value of the
vessel and cargo, that the said cargo or any part thereof shall not
be landed in either of the said islands—which bond shall be can-
celled on producing of certificate from an American consul that
the said cargo has been landed elsewhere, bona fide and without
intention to reship it for a port in one of the said islands.
§ 4. And be it further enacted, That the secretary of the trea-
sury be, and he is hereby authorised from time to time to estimate
the said additional tonnage duty, and to give directions to the offi-
cers of the customs of the United States for the collection of such
duties, so as to conform the same to any variation which may take
place in the discriminating duties levied on the cargoes of Ameri-
can vessels in the said port of Havanna.

sel coming from Cuba, or Porto Rico, after the first of March next, to pay a tonnage duty cqual to the discriminating duty on American bottoms.

Spanish vessels clearing out, excepting for Cuba, or Porto Rico, to give bond that no part of the cargo shall be landed in those islands.

Secretary of
the treasury
to estimate
the additional
tonnage duty,
and to give
directions to
the officers of
the customs.

§ 5. And be it further enacted, That whenever the President of On the aboli.

the United States, shall be satisfied, that the discriminating duties in favor of Spanish bottoms levied upon cargoes of American vessels in the ports of Cuba and Porto Rico have been abolished, or whenever in his opinion a satisfactory arrangement upon the subject of the said duties shall have been made between the United States and Spain, the President is hereby authorised to declare the same by proclamation, and thereupon this act shall cease to have any further force or effect. [Approved, June 30th, 1834.]

CHAP. 171. An act to authorise the President of the United States to direct transfers of appropriations in the naval service, under certain circumstances.

§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That upon the application of the secretary of the navy, the President of the United States, shall have authority, whenever, in his opinion, the contingencies of the public service may require it, at any period between the close of the year, and the passage of the new naval appropriation bills,

tion of the dis-
criminating
duties, or a
sactisfactory
arrangement
thereon, the
President
may proclaim
the same, and
this act to
cease.

President may direct transfers be. tween the close of the year and the

passage of a to direct that a part of the money appropriated for a paror ticular branch of the naval service the former year to be applied bill. to another branch of the said service; in which case a special Account account of the moneys thus tranferred, and of their application, i.” shall be laid before Congress previous to its adjournment. [Alp.

go proved, June 30th, 1834.]

CHAP. 173. An act for changing the term of the District Court, for
the Western District of Louisiana.

Term to com. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the term of the District Court of
mence on the the United States for the Western District of Louisiana, shall
#loy * hereafter commence and be holden on the third Monday of March
- in each and every year, instead of the time heretofore appointed
by law, and the court shall then be holden under the powers, du-
ties, rules, and regulations heretofore prescribed by law.
All process § 2. And be it further enacted, That all process, pleadings, mo-
: o; tions, suits and business, heretofore begun, pending, and undeter-
†. mined, shall stand continued, valid and adjourned over to the next
ed in. term of said court to be holden on the said third Monday in March
next, then to be proceeded in, as if regularly returnable to, noti-
fied, or set, for that term. [Approved, 30th June, 1834.]

Chap. 174. An act to prohibit the corporation of Washington, George

town, and Alexandria, in the District of Columbia, from issuing
promissory notes or bills of any denomination less than ten dollars
after the period therein mentioned, and for the gradual withdrawal
from circulation of all such notes or bills.

After the 1st $ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That it shall not be lawful for the cor-
March, 1839, porations of Washington, Georgetown, or Alexandria, in the Dis-
*... trict of Columbia, or either of them, after the first day of March,
...?" eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, to issue any promissory note or
less denomi. bill of a less denomination than ten dollars.-Provided, That it
* than shall not be lawful for either of the corporations aforesaid to
oilo make or issue any new promissory note or bill, after the passage
- of this act, of a less denomination than ten dollars.
Each of the , § 2. And be it further enacted, That each and all the corpora-
corporations tions aforesaid shall annually withdraw from circulation and de-
to withdry stroy promissory notes or bills respectively issued by either of
i.e. them of a less denomination than ten dollars, so as to effect a re-
less denomi duction one-fifth per annum of the amount which each corporation
nation, annu- may have in circulation of the said notes or bills; and render an

oft.** account at each session to Congress, showing the amount with

culation. - - - - - - - drawn and extinguished as aforesaid, and the balance still in cir

culation. On failure to § 3. And be it further enacted, That, on failure of either or all *Ply.Y., of the corporations aforesaid to comply with the requirements

t - - - !...". ... of the second section of this act, it shall not thereafter be lawful

poration so, for the corporation or corporations so failing, to issue any pro

failing no missory note or bill of a less denomination than ten dollars. [Ap

issue any note proved, 30th June, 1834.]

of a less denomination

than $10.

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RESOLUTION

Manifesting the sensibility of the two Houses of Congress and of the Nation, on the occasion of the decease of General La Fayette.

Resolved, &c. That the two houses of Congress have received with the profoundest sensibility, intelligence of the death of General La F. the friend of the United States, the friend of Washington, and the friend of liberty. 2. And be it further resolved, That the sacrifices and efforts of this illustrious person, in the cause of our country during her struggle for independence, and the affectionate interest which he has at all times manifested for the success of her political institutions, claim from the government and people of the United States, an expression of condolence for his loss, veneration for his virtues, and gratitude for his services. 3. And be it further resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to address, together with a copy of the above resolutions, a letter to George Washington La Fayette, and the other members of his family, assuring them of the condolence of this whole nation in their irreparable bereavement. 4. And be it further resolved, That the members of the two houses of Congress will wear a badge of mourning for thirty days, and that it be recommended to the people of the United States to wear a similar badge for the same period. 5. And be it further resolved, That the halls of the houses be dressed in mourning for the residue of the session. 6. And be it further resolved, That John Quincy Adams be requested to deliver an oration on the life and character of General La Fayette, before the two houses of Congress at the next session. [Approved, June 26th, 1834.]

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