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Gold medal to be presented to Col. Croghan.
Swords to be presented to other officers.
tenth sections of the act entitled “An act regulating the staff of
[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.
Resolved, &c. That the President of the United States be requested to cause a gold medal to be struck, with suitable emblems and devices, and presented to Colonel Croghan, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good conduct in the defence of Fort Stephenson, and that he presenta sword to each of the following officers engaged in that affair: to Captain James Hunter, to the eldest male representative of Lieutenant Benjamin Johnson, and to Lieutenants Cyrus A. Baylor, 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,
President to cause the two horses to be sold, and to present the Lion to some institution, &c.
received as a present by the Consul of the United States, at Tangier, from the Emperor of Morocco.
Resolved, &c. That the President of the United States, be, and he is hereby authorised to cause the two horses received as a present by the Consul of the United States, at Tangier, from the Emperor of Morocco, to be sold in Washington city, by public auction, on the last Saturday of February, one thousand eight 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. [...]pproved, February 13, 1835.]
ACTS OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS
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, &c. That the proper accounting officers of the treasury be, and the same hereby are, authorised and directed in settling the accounts of the American consul at London, to 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 until otherwise provided for by law, in like manner as the same have heretofore usually been allowed, in settling the accounts of the
Allowance for clerk hire, &c. to be continued.
said consulate, and that the same be paid out of any moneys in
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. . [...]pproved, January 19th, 1836.]
Ch Ap. 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, &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.
§. Be it enacted, &c. That to enable the president and directors of the Bank of Columbia in Georgetown, and the president and directors of the Bank of Alexandria in the city of Alexandria, to close all the concerns of the said banks, to recover the debts due
The charters extended and limited to the 4th of March, 1839.
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
- o: extended and continued and limited to the fourth day of
Five directors to be elocted.
General meeting, how call
March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine ; and that all
CHAP. 41. An act authorising a special term of the court of appeals, for the Territory of Florida, and sor other purposes.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &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.
CHAP. 42. An act for the relief of the sufferers by the fire in the city of New York.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the collector of the port of New York, be and he is hereby, authorised, as he may deem best calculated to secure the interest of the United States, to cause to be extended (with the assent of the sureties thereon) to all persons who have suffered loss of property by the conflagration at that 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 - I. with, in all respects, like other bonds which are taken
y collectors for duties to the United States, and shall have the same force and validity: Provided, That those who are within 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 Uni-
Special terms may be ap-. pointed.
County of Franklin to be added to the middle judicial district.
Term of payment of bonds extended where property has been lost.
ed on other bonds.
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 Proviso fallen due, if this act had not passed; Provided however, That - nothing contained in this act, shall extend to bonds which had Proviso. fallen ão 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, ji at any time be insecure, it shall be the duty of the ...? 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.]
Char. 44. An act to provide for the payment of volunteers and militia corps, in the service of the United States.
Volunteers §1. Be it enacted, &c. That the officers, non-commissioned offi* ...” cers, musicians, artificers and privates, of volunteer and militia ;.... 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 too in the service of the United States, shall be entitled to and receive 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 .. companies who have been in, or may hereafter be in, the service ...” 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. o be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commis** signed 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. - -