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act of April tenth sections of the act entitled “An act regulating the staff of 14th, 1818. the army,” passed April fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eight

teen, be and the same are hereby, continued in force until repealed Act of 1818, by Congress. c. 56, vol. 3,

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the principal clerk in Compensation the office of the commissary general of subsistence shall receive to officers. the annual sum of sixteen hundred dollars, one of the other clerks

the sum of twelve hundred dollars, and the other clerk the sum of one thousand dollars, to be paid for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-five out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [-Approved, March 3, 1835.]

RESOLUTIONS.

[No. 2.) A resolution presenting a gold medal to George Croghan,

and a sword to each of the officers under his command, for their gallantry and good conduct, in the defence of Fort Stephenson, in

eighteen hundred and thirteen. Gold medal to Resolved, fc. That the President of the United States be rebe presented quested to cause a gold medal to be struck, with suitable emblems to Col. Crog. and devices, and presented to Colonel Croghan, in testimony of

the high scnse entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good

conduct in the defence of Fort Stephenson, and that he present Swords to be a sword to each of the following officers engaged in that affair: presented to to Captain James Hunter, to the eldest male representative of other officers. Lieutenant Benjamin Johnson, and to Lieutenants Cyrus A. Bay

lor, John Meek, Ensign Joseph Duncan, and the nearest male representative of Ensign Edmund Shipp, deceased. [-Approved, February 13, 1835.]

[No. 3.] Resolution for the disposition of a Lion and two Horses,

received as a present by the Consul of the United States, at Tangier,

from the Emperor of Morocco. President to Resolved, fc. That the President of the United States, be, and cause the two he is hereby authorised to cause the two horses received as a sold, and to

present by the Consul of the United States, at Tangier, from the present the Emperor of Morocco, to be sold in Washington city, by public

to some auction, on the last Saturday of February, one thousand eight institution, &c.

hundred and thirty-five, and to cause the proceeds thereof to be placed in the treasury of the United States, and that the Lion, received in like manner, be presented to such suitable institution, person, or persons as the President of the United States may designate. [Approved, February 13, 1835.]

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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH 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 seventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and

thirty-five. ANDREW JAckson, President. MARTIN VAN BUREN, Vice President,

and President of the Senate. James K. Polk, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Chap. 2. An act to authorise the allowance of certain charges in

the accounts of the American consul at London. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That the proper accounting officers of Allowance for the treasury be, and the same hereby are, authorised and directed clerk hire,

&c. to be conin settling the accounts of the American consul at London, to

tinued. continue the allowance for clerk hire, office rent, stationary, fuel, and other miscellaneous expenses from the first day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and unul otherwise provided for by law, in like manner as the same have heretofore usually been allowed, in settling the accounts of the said consulate, and that the same be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [.Approved, January 19th, 1836.]

CAAP. 5. An act to extend the charters of certain banks, in the

District of Columbia, to the first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

§ 1. Be it enacted, g-c. That the acts incorporating certain banks in the District of Columbia, that is to say, the bank of Potomac, and the Farmers Bank of Alexandria, in the city of Alexandria ; the Union Bank, and the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Georgetown, in the town of Georgetown; the Bank of the Metropolis, the Patriotic Bank of Washington, and the Bank of Washington, in the city of Washington, be, and the same are hereby renewed, continued in full force, and limited to the first Saturday, and first day of October, in the year of our Lord, eighteen hundred and thirty-six. [Approved, February 9th, 1836.] Chap. 40. An act to extend the charters of the Bank of Columbia in Georgetown, and the Bank of Alexandria, in the city of Alexandria.

S. Be it enacted, f.c. That to enable the president and directors The charters of the Bank of Columbia in Georgetown, and the president and extended and directors of the Bank of Alexandria in the city of Alexandria, to limited to the

4th of March, close all the concerns of the said banks, to recover the debts due 1839.

Alexandria,

to said banks, or either of them, to pay the sums due from said banks or either of them, and to divide the capital and profits which may remain among the stockholders of said banks, in proportion to their respective interests, the charter of the said Bank of Columbia, and the charter, of the Bank of Alexandria, shall be, and are hereby, extended and continued and limited to the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine; and that all laws now in force, imposing penalties, or inflicting punishments, for crimes or offences committed in relation to said banks, shall

be, and the same are hereby, declared to be extended and continProvisc.

ned, and to remain in force, to the same period of time: Provided, That no new discounts shall be made by either of said banks, except such as may be deemed proper to renew such notes as have already been discounted, nor any promissory note thereof be put in circulation by either of them, or any of their officers on behalf

of the said banks from and after the passing of this law. Five directors $ 2. And be it further enacted, That instead of a president and to be elected. nine directors, as are now required by law, there shall be elected

on the first Thursday of March next, and on the first Thursday of March in each year arnually thereafter while this law remains in force, by the stockholders of each of said banks respectively, five directors, any three of whom shall be a quorum, who shall elect from among themselves, a president, who shall retain all the powers and privileges of a director; and in case of refusal to serve, death or resignation, or disqualification of the president of either of the said banks, the directors of such bank shall meet as soon as convenient thereafter, and after filling up the vacancy, in the number of directors required by this act, elect another person for president in the manner before directed.

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That any number of stockholding, how call- ers of either of said banks, who, together, shall be proprietors of

five hundred shares, shall at any time have power and authority
lo call a general meeting of the stockholders of such banks, giving
one month's notice in one or more newspapers printed in the Dis-
trict of Columbia, and when they shall have met as aforesaid, shall
have power to transfer to trustees, the whole and entire authority
of closing the afairs of the said Bank of Columbia, and Bank of
to the directors by the first section of this act, and that, in case
of the refusal to act, death, resignation or disqualification of any
one of the trustees aforesaid, the stockholders shall, by giving the
usual notice, proceed to elect another to supply the vacancy-
[Approved, February 25th, 1836.]

General meet.

ed.

Special term
on the first
Monday in
May.

Cuar. 41. An act authorising a special term of the court of appeals,

for the Territory of Florida, and for other purposes. $1. Be it enacted, f.c. That a special term of the court of appeals, for the territory of Florida, shall be holden at Tallahassee, the seat of government of the said territory, on the first Monday in May next, and all appeals, writs of error, motions and suits, depending or returnable to the last January term, shall be heard and decided at the special term herein appointed, in the same

manner as they might have been, under the existing laws if the January term had been holden according to law.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That when, by the death, sick- Special terms ness, or inability to attend, of any of the judges, or for any other may be ap

. cause,

the

regular terms of said court shall not be holden, it shall and may be lawful for the judges thereof to appoint a special term.

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the county of Franklin, in County of the territory of Florida, shall be added to, and form a part of the be added to middle judicial district of said territory, and it shall be the duty the middle juof the judge of the said middlc district to hold two regular terms dicial district. of the superior court, at the town of Apalachicola, commencing on the second Mondays of April and November, and special terms at such other periods, as may be required by business, and not interfere with the business of said court in other counties.

§ 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall only be one term of the superior court holden for the counties of Madison and Hamilton, in each year. [Approved, February 25th, 1836.] CHAP. 42. An act for the relief of the sufferers by the fire in the

city of New York. § 1. Be it enacted, f-c. That the collector of the port of New Term of pay, York, be and he is hereby, authorised, as he may deem best cal- ment of bonds

extended culated to secure the interest of the United States, to cause to be

where properextended (with the assent of the sureties thereon) to all persons ty has been who have suffered loss of property by the contlagration at that lost. place, on the sixteenth day of December last, by the burning of their buildings or merchandise, the time of payment of all bonds heretofore given by them for duties, to periods not exceeding three, four, and five years in equal instalments from and after the day of payment specified in the bonds; or to allow the said bonds to be cancelled, upon giving to the said collector new bonds with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the said collector, for the sums of the former bonds, respectively, payable in equal instalments in three, four, and five years, from and after the day of payment specified in the bonds to be taken up or cancelled as aforesaid ; and the said collector is hereby authorised and directed to give up, or cancel all such bonds upon the receipt of others described in this section; which last mentioned bonds shall be proceeded with, in all respects, like other bonds which are taken by collectors for duties to the United States, and shall have the same force and validity : Provided, That those who are within Proviso. the provision of this section, but who may have paid their bonds subsequent to the late fire, shall also be entitled to the benefit of this section, and that the said bonds shall be renewed from the day when the same were paid, and said payments refunded, if not. previously put into bank to the credit of the treasurer of the United States. And provided also, That the benefits of this section Proviso. shall not be extended to any person whose loss shall not be proved to the satisfaction of the collector, to have exceeded the sum of one thousand dollars.

§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the collector of the port of Time extend. New York, is hereby authorised and directed to extend the pay- bonds.

Proviso.

ments in the manner prescribed in the first section of this act, of all other bonds given for duties at the port of New York prior to the late fire, and not provided for in the first section as aforesaid, for six, nine, and twelve months, from and after the date of payment specified in the bonds; which bonds when executed agreeably to the provisions of this section, shall be payable with interest, at the rate of five per centum per annum, which interest, shall be computed from the times the respective bonds would have fallen due, if this act had not passed; Provided however, That nothing contained in this act, shall extend to bonds which had fallen due before the 17th day of December last: Provided also, That if in the opinion of the collector aforesaid, any of the bonds which may be given under this act or the payment of which may be postponed, shall at any time be insecure, it shall be the duty of the said collector to require such additional security as shall be satisfactory to him, and on the failure of such additional security being furnished, the payment of such bond shall be enforced forthwith. [Approved, March, 19th, 1836.]

Proviso.

CHAP. 44. An act to provide for the payment of volunteers and mili

tia corps, in the service of the United States. Volunteers şi. Be it enacted, f:c. That the officers, non-commissioned offiand militia to cers, musicians, artificers and privates, of volunteer and militia be paid and furnished as

corps, who have been in the service of the United States, at any provided for time since the first day of November, in the year of our Lord the infantry of one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, or may hereafter be the United

in the service of the United States, shall be entitled to and receive States.

the same monthly pay, rations, clothing or money in lieu thereof, and forage, and be furnished with the same camp equipage, including knapsacks, as are, or may be provided by law for the officers, musicians, artificers and privates, of the infantry of the

army of the United States. Officers of 2. And be it further enacted, That the officers of all mounted mounted.com. companies who have been in, or may hereafter be in, the service ances to.

of the United States, shall each be entitled to receive forage, or money in lieu thereof, for two horses, when they actually keep private servants, and for one horse when without private servants, and that forty cents per day be allowed for the use and risk of each horse, except horses killed in battle or dying of wounds received in battle. That each non-commissioned officer, musician, artificer and private, of all mounted companies, shall be entitled to receive forage in kind for one horse, with forty cents per day for the use and risk thereof, except horses killed in battle, or dying of of wounds received in battle, and twenty-five cents per day in lieu of forage and subsistence, when the same shall be furnished by himself, or twelve and a half cents per day for either as the

case may be. Allowance for

§ 3. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commistravelling

sioned officers, musicians, artificers and privates, shall be entitled to one day's pay, subsistence, and other allowances, for every twenty miles' travel from their places of residence to the place of general rendezvous, and from the place of discharge back to their residence.

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