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act of April
14th, 1818,
continued in
force.
Act of 1818,
c. 56, vol. 3,
p. 1671.
Compensation
to officers.

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
the army,” passed April fourteenth, eighteen hundred and eight-
teen, be and the same are hereby, continued in force until repealed
by Congress.
§ 2. And be it further enacted, That the principal clerk in
the office of the commissary general of subsistence shall receive
the annual sum of sixteen j 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, JMarch 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.

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
- or -
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, &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

Provisc.

Five directors to be elocted.

General meeting, how call

Special term
on the first
Monday in
May.

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 contin-
ued, and to remain in force, to the same period of time: Provided,
That no new discounts shall be made by either of said banks, ex-
cept 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.
§ 2. 1nd be it further enacted, That instead of a president and
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 annually 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. ..]nd be it further enacted, That any number of stockhold-
ers of either of said banks, who, together, shall be proprietors of
five hundred shares, shall at any time have power and authority
to 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 affairs of the said Bank of Columbia, and Bank of
Alexandria, or either of them, as fully and completely as is given
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.]

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.
§ 2. 1nd be it further enacted, That when, by the death, sick-
ness, or inability to attend, of any of the judges, or for any other
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. .1nd be it further enacted, That the county of Franklin, in
the territory of Florida, shall be added to, and form a part of the
middle judicial district of said territory, and it shall be the duty
of the judge of the said middle district to hold two regular terms
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 in-
terfere with the business of said court in other counties.
§ 4...]nd 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. [...]pproved, 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, &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-
ted States. And provided also, That the benefits of this section
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
New York, is hereby authorised and directed to extend the pay-

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.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Time extend.

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. - -

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