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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-THIRD CONGRESS

OF

THE UNITED STATES.

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

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

ANDREW JACKSON, President. MARTIN VAN BUREN, Vice President,

and President of the Senate. John BELL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

and of Febru.

ary 24th,

p. 1721.

Chap. 279. An act to allow further time to complete the issuing and

locating of military land warrants during the late war. Acts of May $1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the act entitled "An act to allow 26th, 1824,

further time to complete the issuing and locating of military land

warrants," approved the twenty-sixth day of May, one thousand 1819, revived. eight hundred and twenty-four, and also the operations of the act Act of 1824, approved the twenty-fourth day of February, one thousand eight c. 177, vol. 3, hundred and nineteen, which, by said act of one thousand eight Act of 1819, hundred and twenty-four is revived, be, and the said acts are c. 165, vol. 3, hereby, extended and continued in force for the term of five years

from and after the twenty-sixth day of May last. (Approved, Jan-
uary, 27th, 1835.]
CHAP. 280. An act to extend the time of issuing military land war-

rants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary army. Time extend § 1. Be it enacted, f-c. That the time allowed for issuing milied to January tary land warants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary

army shall be extended to the first day of January, eighteen hun-
dred and forty. [Approved, January 27th, 1835.]
Chap. 290. An act for the final adjustment of claims to lands in the

State of Louisiana. Persons hav. $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That any person or persons having ing authoris.

claims to lands in the state of Louisiana, whose claims have been ed claims to present them recognised by former laws as valid, but which have not heretoto register fore been confirmed to the grantees or their legal representatives, and receiver be, and they are hereby, authorised to present their claims to the years.

register and receiver of the land office in which the land
within two years from the passage of this act, together with the
written and other testimony in support of the same, and it shall
be the duty of the register and receiver to record in a book to be
kept by them for that purpose, the notice of every claim so pre-
ferred, together with the evidence in support of the same; and
the said register and receiver are hereby further authorised to

may lie,

receive any evidence for and on behalf of other individuals who may resist the confirmation of any such claim either on their own behalf, or that of the United States, and cause to be taken any evidence which shall be deemed necessary and proper by them to have such claim properly and justly seitled, and to have the same likewise recorded in said book, for which service, in recording the applicant's title papers and evidence, they shall be entitled to receive from said applicant at the rate of twenty-five cents for every hundred words.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Registers and registers and receivers of the land offices, at or before the begin- receivers to ning of each session of Congress thereafter, to make to the secre

report to the

secretary of tary of the treasury a report of the claims which may have been the treasury, presented before them, together with the testimony, accompanied and the secreby their opinions of the validity of each claiin, and such other tary to Con

gress. information respecting them as may be in their possession, which, said report, shall, by the secretary of the treasury, be laid before Congress as soon as practicable, with the opinion of the commissioner of the General Land Office, touching the validity of the respective claims. [-Approved, February 6th, 1835.] CHAP 296. An act to provide for the further compensation of the

Marshal of the district of Delaware. § 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the marshal of the district of Del- $200 in addiaware shall be entitled to receive, in addition to the compensation now allowed by law, an annual salary of two hundred dollars, pensation.

present compayable quarterly, out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. (Approved, Feb. 24th, 1835.) CHAP. 297. An act supplementary to an act, entitled “ An act to

authorise the inhabitants of the State of Louisiana to enter the back lands."

$1. Be it enacted, fc. That the time giren by the act to which 'The time for this is a supplement, to the owners of lands bordering on any of entering back the rivers, creeks, bayous or other water courses of the state of ed io one year Louisiana, to become the purchasers by preference, of the back from the 15th tracts adjacent to those owned by them, be, and the same is June next. hereby, extended one year from the fifteenth of June next. [Approved, Feb. 24th, 1835.]

tion to his

Chap. 300. An act to regulate the pay of the navy of the United

States. $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That from and after the passage of this act, the annual pay of the officers of the navy of the United States shall be as follows:

The senior captain. At all times when in service, four thou- The senior sand five hundred dollars.

captain. When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, three thousand five hundred dollars. All other captains. When in command of squadrons on All other cap

tains. foreign stations, four thousand dollars. When on other duty, three thousand five hundred dollars.

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or masters

When off duty, two thousand five hundred dollars. Commanders, Commanders, or masters commandant. When attached to

vessels for sea service, two thousand five hundred dollars. commandant.

When attached to navy yards, or on other duty, iwo thousand one hundred dollars.

When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, one thousand

eight hundred dollars. Lieutenants. Lieutenants. Commanding, one thousand eight hundred

dollars.

On other duty, one thousand five hundred dollars.

Waiting orders, one thousand two hundred dollars. Assistant sur Assistant surgeons. Waiting orders, six hundred and fifty geons.

dollars.

At sea, nine hundred and fifty dollars.

After passing and found qualified for promotion to surgeon, eight hundred and fifty dollars.

At sea, one thousand two hundred dollars.

When stationed at navy yards, hospitals, rendezvous, and receiving ships, nine hundred and fifty dollars.

After being passed and stationed as above, one thousand one

hundred and fifty dollars. Surgeons.

Surgeons. For the first five years after the date of his commission, one thousand dollars.

For the second five years, one thousand two hundred dollars.
For the third five years, one thousand four hundred dollars.
For the fourth five years, one thousand six hundred dollars.

After he shall have been commissioned as a surgeon twenty years and upwards, one thousand eight hundred dollars.

All surgeons of the navy under orders for duty, at navy yards, receiving vessels, rendezvous, or naval hospitals, shall have an increase of one-fourth of the foregoing amount of their respective annual pay, from the date of their acceptance of such orders.

All surgeons of the navy ordered to any of the ships or vessels of the United States, commissioned for sea service shall have an increase of one-third of the foregoing amount of their respective annual pay, from the date of their acceptance of such orders.

All surgeons of the navy, ordered as fleet surgeons, shall have an increase of one-half of their respective annual pay, from the

date of their acceptance of such orders. Chaplains. Chaplains. When attached to vessels for sea service, or at

navy yards, one thousand two hundred dollars.

When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, eight hundred

dollars. Professor of Professor of mathematics. When attached to vessels for sea mathematics.

service, or in a yard, one thousand two hundred dollars. Secretaries. Secretaries. To commanders of squadrons, when commanding

in chief, one thousand dollars.

To commanders of squadrons, when not commanding in chief,

nine hundred dollars. Sailing-mas Sailing-masters. Of a ship of the line, for sea service, one

thousand one hundred dollars.

When on other duty, one thousand dollars.

ers.

ters.

masters' mates.

When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

Second masters. When attached to vessels for sea service, Second masseven hundred and fifty dollars.

When on other duty, five hundred dollars.

When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, four hundred dollars.

Passed midshipmen. On duty, seven hundred and fifty dollars. Passed midWaiting orders, six hundred dollars.

shipmen. Warranted masters' mates. When attached to vessels for sea Warranted service, or at navy yards, four hundred and fifty dollars.

When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, three hundred dollars.

Midshipmen. When attached to vessels for sea service, four Midshipmen. hundred dollars.

When on other duty, three hundred and fifty dollars.

When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, three hundred dollars. Clerks. Of a yard, nine hundred dollars.

Clerks. First clerk to a commandant of a navy yard, nine hundred dollars.

Second clerk to a commandant of a navy yard, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

To commanders of squadrons, captains of fleets, and commanders of vessels, five hundred dollars.

Boatswains, gunners, sailmakers, carpenters. Of a ship of the Boatswains, line, for sea service, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

makers, car. Of a frigate for sea service, six hundred dollars.

penters. When on other duty, five hundred dollars.

When on leave of absence, or waiting orders, three hundred and sixty dollars.

Oficers temporarily performing the duties belonging to those of Officers tema higher grade, shall receive the compensation allowed to such porarily per

forming du. higher grade, while actually so employed.

No officer shall be put on furlough but at his own request, and Oificers on all officers so furloughed shall receive one-half only of the páy to furlough. which they would have been entitled if on leave of absence. If any assistant surgeon shall have been absent from the United Rank of as.

sistant sur States, on duty, at the time others of his date were examined, he shall if not rejected at a subsequent examination be entitled to the certain cirsame rank with them; and if from any cause, his relative rank cumstances. cannot be assigned to him, he will retain his original position on the register.

One ration per day, only shall be allowed to all officers when Ration to offiattached to vessels for sea service.

service. § 2. And be it further enacted, That no allowance shall hereaf. No allowance ter be made to any officer, in the naval service of the United for drawing States, for drawing bills, for receiving or disbursing money, or bills, &c. &c. transacting any business for the government of the United States, nor shall he be allowed servants, or pay for servants, or clothing or rations for them or pay for the same, nor shall any allowance be made to him for rent of quarters or to pay rent for furniture, or for lights or fuel, or transporting baggage. It is hereby expressly

gunners, sail.

ties.

geons under

cers on sea

declared that the yearly allowance provided in this act is all the pay, compensation, and allowance ihat shall be received under any circumstances whatever, by any such officer or person, except for travelling expenses when under orders for which ten cents per mile shall be allowed. [Approved, March 3, 1835.] CHAP 305. An act amendatory of the act for the continuation of the

Cumberland Road. The line of § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the secretary of war be, and he is the road be. hereby, authorised and directed to cause the line of the national field, in Ohio, road, heretofore run between Springfield, in Clarke county, in the and Rich. state of Ohio, and Richmond, in the state of Indiana, to be exammond, in In- 'ined and reviewed by some competent engineer; and, on such rediana, to be

view the line of the national road to be run in such manner, and re-examined,

in such direction, as will best promote the public convenience and
interest; and the location so made, if approved by the President
of the United States, shall be established as the line between the
said points. [Approved, March 3, 1835.]
CHAP. 306. An act to prescribe the punishment of Consuls, Commer-

cial Agents, and others in certain cases. Fine, &c. for

§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That if any consul, vice consul, comgiving false

mercial agent, or vice commercial agent, shall knowingly and certificates.

falsely certify to any invoice, or other paper to which his certificate is by law authorised or required, he shall, on conviction thereof, in any court of competent jurisdiction, forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars, at the discretion of the court, and be imprisoned for a term not exceeding three years, at the like discretion. [Approved, March 3, 1835.]

&c.

CHAP 307. An act to change the place of holding the District Court

of the United States for the District of Mississippi. Court, hereaf. $1. Be it enacted, s.c. That the district court of the United ler to be held States for the district of Mississippi, now held at Natchez, shall at Jackson.

hereafter be held at the town of Jackson, in the state of Missis-
sippi, at the times now prescribed by law for the holding of said
court. [Approved, March 3, 1835.]
Cuar. 309. An act to change the times of holding the district courts

of the United States for the western district of Virginia, held at

Clarksburg. Court to be § 1. Be it enacted, gc. That from and after ihe second of August held hereafter

next, the sessions of the district court of the United States for the on the first Mondays of western district of Virginia, required by law to be holden at June and Clarksburg, shall be held on the first Mondays of June and NoNovember.

vember annually. [-Approved, Murch 3, 1835.]

Chap. 310. An act to authorisc the removal of the land office at Wa.

paughkoneta to Lima, in the state of Ohio. $ 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the land office at present established at Wapaughkoneta, in the state of Ohio, be removed to Lima, in Allen county, in the same state. [Approved, March 3, 1835.]

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