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PASSEn AT THE SECOND SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT THE CITY OF WASHINGToN, 1N THE DISTRICT of columb IA, ON Monda Y, THE SIXTH DAY of DECEMBER, oNE THous AND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY-Four, AND ENDED on THE THIRD of MARCH, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE.

3.N. A CT making a partial appropriation for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four [five.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sum of two hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for the compensation granted by law to the Senate and House of Representatives, and to the Officers and Clerks, and Serwants of both Houses of Congress, and for defraying the contingent expenses thereof; and that the same be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated. Approved, December 15, 1824.

.A.W M CT concerning General Lafayette.

Beit enacted, &c. That, in consideration of the services and sacrifices of General Lafayette, in the War of the Revolution, the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized to pay to him the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated. Sec. 2. .1nd be it further enacted, That there be granteel to the said General Lafayette and his heirs, one township of land; to be laid out, and located, under the authority of the President, on any of the unappropriated lands of the United States. Approved, December 28, 1824.

*Y 4CT to authorize the Legislature of the state of Ohio to sell and convey certain tracts of land granted to said state for the use of the People thereof.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Legislature of the state of Ohio, shall be, and is hereby, authorized and empowered to cause to be sold and conveyed, in such manner, and on such terms and conditions, as said Legislature shall, by w, direct, the following tracts of land, heretofore granted to said state for the use of the people thereof, to wit: so much of the Six Mile Reservation, including the Salt Springs, commonly called the Sciota Salt Springs, as remains unsold; the Salt Springs near the Muskingum River, and in the Military Tract, with the sections of land which include the same; the proceeds thereof to be applied to such literary purposes as said Legislature may hereafter ct, and to no other use, intent, or purpose, whatsoever. Approved, December 28, 1824.

.A.W.1CT authorizing repayment for land erroneously sold by the United States.

Beit enacted, &c. That every person, or the legal representative of every person, who is, or may be, a purchaser of a tract of land from the United States, the purchase whereof is, or may be, void, by reason of a prior sale there

by the United States, or by the confirmation, or other legal establishment of a prior British, French, or Spanish *nt thereof, or for want of title thereto in the United States, from any other cause whatsoever, shall be entitled *payment of any sum or sums of money, paid for, or cn account of, such tract of land, on making proof, to the ofaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, that the same was erroneously sold, in manner aforesaid, by the "nted States, who is hereby authorized and required to repay such sum or sums of money, paid as aforesaid.

Approved, January 12, 1825.

4.Y.M.C.T. authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to adopt a new Hydrometer for ascertaining the proof of liquors.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized, under the direction of * President of the United States, to adopt and substitute such Hydrometer as he may deem best calculated to !"ote the public interest, in lieu of that now prescribed by law, for the purpose of ascertaining the proof of *; and that, after such adoption and substitution, the duties imposed by law upon distilled spirits shall be * collected, and paid, according to the proof ascertained by any Hydrometer so substituted and adopted. Approved, January 12, 1825.

18th CoNGREss, { 2d SEssion.

Daws of the United States.

.M.W.ACT authorizing the issuing of Letters Patent to Adolphus G. Trott.

Beit enacted, &c. That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to issue Letter: Patent, in the usual form, to Adolphus G. Trott, for his invention of a new and useful dye, for the coloring of cloths, upon his complying with all the provisions of the several acts of Congress, relative to the issuing of letter. patent for inventions and improvements, except so far as the said acts require, on the part of aliens, a residence of two years. Approved, February 5, 1825.

:1.No.1 CT in addition to an act, entitled “.1n act to amend the Ordinance and Acts of Congress, for the Governme: of the Territory of Michigan,” and for other purposes.

Be it enacted, &c. That the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan be, and they are hereoy, authorized to divide the said Territory into townships, and incorporate the same, or any part thereof; to grant, define, and regulate, the privileges thereof; and to provide by law for the election of all such township and cor poration officers, as may be designated within the same. s Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all county officers within said Territory shall be hereafter elected by the qualified electors residing in each county, at such time and place, and in such manner, as the said Governor and Legislative Council may from time to time direct: Provided, That nothing in this section contained shall authorize the electors aforesaid to elect any Judge of any Court of Record, or Clerk thereof, or any Sheriff, or Judge of Probate, or Justice of the Peace. And that so much of the ordinance of Congress, passed July the thirteenth, seventeen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the laws of the United States, as are inconsistent with the provisions of this section, and as regard the Michigan Territory, be, and the same are hereby repealed. Sec. 3. ..And be it further enacted, That the Governor of the said Territory shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the said Legislative Council, shall appoint, all other civil officers in said Territory, except such as are appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the same. And the Governor of said Territory shall have power to fill all vacancies in the offices required to be nominated by him, which may happen during the recess of said Legislative Council, by granting commissions, which shall expire at the end of their next session. Sec. 4...1nd be it further enacted, That the qualified electors of said Territory shall, at their next and every subse. quent election for members of their Legislative Council, choose, by ballot, eight persons, having the qualifications of electors, in addition to the number now by law authorized ; and the names of the twenty-six persons, so elected. shall be transmitted by the Governor of said Territory, to the President of the United States, immediately after said election, who shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, appoint, therefrom, thirteen persons; which said thirteen persons shall compose the Legislative Council, any nine of whom shall form a quorum to transact business: and all vacancies occurring in said Council shall be filled in the same manner, from the list transmitted as aforesaid, the members of the said Legislative Council shall receive three dollars each per day, during their attendance at the sessions thereof, and three dollars for every twenty miles in going to, and returning therefrom, in full compensation for their services which shall be paid by the United States. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That appeals and writs of error shall lie, from the decision of the highest Judicial Tribunal of said Territory, to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the same manner and under the same regulations as do lie and are taken from the Circuit Courts of the United States, where the amount in controversy shall exceed one thousand dollars, which shall be ascertained by evidence satisfactory to the Court al. lowing the appeal. | Sec. 6...And be it further enacted, That not less than two Judges of the Supreme or Superior Court of said Ter ritory shall hereafter hold & Court to transact the business of said Court. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That so much of any ordinance or law of the United States as contravenes the provisions of this act, so far as respects the Territory of Michigan, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved, February 5th, 1825

.M.M.ACT confirming certain claims to lands in the Western District of Louisiana.

Be it enacted, &c. That all the claims to land embraced in the report made by the Commissioners appointed for adjusting the titles and claims to land in the Western District of Louisiana, upon the thirtieth day of December, eighteen hundred and fifteen, and recommended by them for confirmation, be, and the same are hereby confirm. ed: Provided, That no person or persons shall be entitled, by any one claim, to a greater quantity than one league square under this act. Approved, February 5, 1825.

.A.N.ACT making compensation to the persons appointed by the Electors to deliver the votes for President and Vice President.

Be it enacted, &c. That the person apppointed by the Electors to deliver to the President of the Senate a list of the votes for President and Vice President, shall be allowed, on delivery of said list, twenty-five cents for ever, mile of the estimated distance, by the most usual route, from the place of meeting of the Electors, to the seat of Government of the United States, going and returning. Sec. 2...And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect from the first day of November, eighteen hundred and twenty-four. Approved, February 11, 1825.

8th o: - Laws of the United States. 2d SEssion.

.M.W.ACT to remit the duties on books, maps, and charts, imported for the use of the Library of Congress.

Beit enacted, &c. That the secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, directed to remit all duties upon uch books, maps, and charts, as have been, during the present year, or hereafter may be, imported into the inited states, by the authority of the Joint Library Committee of Congress, for the use of the Library of Jongress. Approved, February 11, 1825.

1.Y.ACT making appropriations for the Military Service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.

Be it enacted, &c. That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated for he military service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, to wit:

For pay of the army, and subsistence of officers, including the Military Academy, mine hundred and ninetyour thousand four hundred and seven dollars and seventy-five cents.

For subsistence, in addition to an unexpended balance on the first of January one thousand eight hundred and wenty-five, of twenty-nine thousand one hundred and eighty-eight dollars and forty-five cents, two hundred and ixty thousand four hundred and twenty-nine dollars and fifty-five cents.

For forage for officers, thirty-five thousand five hundred and twenty dollars.

For the recruiting service, in addition to an unexpended balance on the first January, one thousand eight hunired and twenty-five, of one thousand dollars, twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars.

For the contingent expenses of the recruiting service, in addition to an unexpended balance on the first January, . . eight hundred and twenty-five, of eight thousand five hundred dollars, three thousand seven hundred ind fifty dollars.

. For the Purchasing Department, two hundred and four thousand five hundred and forty nine dollars and eightyhis cents. For the purchase of woollens, during the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, in advance for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, twenty thousand dollars. For the expense of building a brick wall round the arsenal lot, on Schuylkill, and repairs of public buildings thereon, eight thousand dollars. For Medical and Hospital Department, in addition to amount on hand, on first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, of thirteen thousand dollars, twenty thousand dollars. For Quarter Master General's Department, two hundred and eighty-four thousand nine hundred and seventythree dollars and seventy-five cents. For Quartermaster's supplies, transportation, mathematical instruments, books, and stationery, for the Military Academy at West Point, eleven thousand five hundred dollars. For the contingencies of the army, ten thousand dollars. For the National Armories, three hundred and sixty thousand dollars. For the current expenses of the Ordnance Service, forty thousand seven hundred dollars. For Arsenals, forty-four thousand six hundred dollars. For the pensions of the Revolutionary Pensioners of the United States, one million two hundred and forty-eight thousand four hundred and fifty-two dollars and twenty-six cents. For the half-pay pensions to widows and orphans, twenty thousand dollars. For making surveys, and carrying on the operations of the Board of Engineers, in relation to Internal Im... and in addition to an unexpended balance on hand, twenty-eight thousand five hundred and sixtyven dollars, For paying certain states the amount due on account of Militia in the service of the United States, during the *war, ninety-two thousand five hundred and thirty-five dollars and seventy-seven cents, being an amount here"sure appropriated, and which has passed to the surplus fund. ** 2: And be it further enacted, "That the several sums hereby appropriated shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated: Provided, however, ihat no money appropriated by this act, shall be Paid to any person for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United States, until such persons shall have **Inted for, and paid into the Treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: Provided, also, That nothing "this section contained shall be construed to extend to balances arising solely from the depreciation of *ury notes received by such persons to be expended in the public service; but, in all cases where the pay or *} of any person is withheld, in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officer, if demando by the parly, his agent or attorney, to report forthwith to the agent of the Treasury Department the balance ***nd it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against * delinquent and his suréties.

Approved, February 21, 1825.

*W.ACT making appropriations for the support of the Mavy of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five. ** * enacted, &c. That, for defraying the expenses of the navy, for the year one thousand eight hundred and inty five, the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated: o: the pay and subsistence of the officers, and pay of the seamen, other than those at navy yards, shore staseven .." ordinary, seven hundred and eighty-three thousand five hundred and fifty-four dollars and thirtyo: Pay and subsistence of officers, and others at navy yards, shore stations, and in ordinary, two hundred 'or *y-nine thousand three hundred and sixty-four dollars and seventy-three cents. 'or Povisions, three hundred and fifty-five thousand eight hundred and seventy-five dollars. *** of vessels, and for wear and tear of vessels in commissison, four hundered and fifty thousand 18th o: Laws of the United States.

2d Session. For improvement and repairs of Navy yards, one hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars, viz. at Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, three thousand dollars; at Charlestown, in Massachusetts, twenty thousand dollars; at New York, sixty thousand dollars; at Philadelphia, twelve thousand dollars; at Washington, forty thousand dollars; at Nor. folk, including the purchase of a tract of land for the extension and security of the navy yard at that place, thirty thousand dollars. For ordnance, and ordnance stores, thirty-five thousand dollars. For medicines and hospital stores, thirty-five thousand dollars. For desraying the expenses which may accrue during the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, for the following purposes: For freight and transportation of materials and stores of every description; for wharfage and dockage; for storeage and rent; for travelling expenses of officers and transportation of seamen; for house rent or chamber money; for fuel and candles to officers, other than those attached to navy yards and shore stations, for commissions, clerk hire, office rent, stationery and fuel, to navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting, for expenses of pursuing deserters: for compensation to Judge Advocates; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, and to officers engaged in extra service beyond the mits of their stations; for expenses of persons in sick quarters; for burying deceased persons belonging to the navy; for printing and for stationery of every description; for books, charts, nautical and mathematical instruments, chro. nometers, models and drawings; for purchase and repairs of steam and fire engines and machinery; for purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, wheels, and workmen's tools, of every description; for postage of letters on the public service; for pilotage; for cabin furniture for vessels in commission; for taxes on navy yards and public property; for assistance rendered to public vessels in distress; for incidental labor at navy yards, not applicable to any other appropriation : for coals and other fuel for forges, foundries, steam engines, and for cardles, oil, and fuel, for vessels in commission and in ordinary, and for no other object or purpose whatever, two hun. dred thousand dollars. For contingent expenses, for objects arising in the current year, and not hereinbefore enumerated, five thousand dollars. For pay and subsistence of the Marine corps, one hundred and eighty-nine thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars and fifty cents. For clothing for the same, twenty-eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-five dollars. For fuel for the same, six thousand dollars. For medicines, hospital stores, and instruments for the officers and marines stationed on shore, two thousand three hundred and sixty-nine dollars and seventy-one cents. For contingent expenses, that is to say, fuel for commissioned officers, transportation, stationery, bed sacks straw, extra rations to officers, and postage on public letters, fourteen thousand dollars. For arrearages of contingent expenses for the years one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three and twentyfour, five thousand dollars. Sec. 2...And be it further enacted, That the several sums hereby appropriated shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated: Provided, however, That no money appropriated by this act, shall be paid to any person for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United States, until such person shall have * counted for, and paid into the Treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: Provided, also, That nothing in this section contained shall be construed to extend to balances arising solely from the depreciation of Treasury notes received by such person to be expended in the public service; but, in all cases where the pay or salary of any person is withheld, in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officer, if demanded by the parts: his agent, or attorney, to report forthwith to the agent of the Treasury Department the balance due ; and it shal be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquet and his sureties. Approved—February 21, 1835.

.A.W.? CT making appropriations for the Support of Government, for the year eighteen hundred and twentyfo

Be it enacted, &c. That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated for the * vice of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five; that is to say: For compensation to the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, their officers and clerks, in ad. dition to the sum of two hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars, appropriated by the act of the fifteenth day of December last, sixty-four thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight dollars. For expenses of Fuel, Stationery, Printing, and all other incidental and contingent expenses of both Houses cs Congress, sixty-five thousand dollars. For the expenses of the Library of Congress, including the salary of the Librarian, one thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the President of the United States, twenty-five thousand dollars. For compensation to the Vice President of the United States, five thousand dollars. For compensation to the Secretary of State, six thousand dollars. * --For compensation to the Clerks in the Department of State, per act of the twentieth of April, one thousandeigo hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand nine hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messengers in said Department, including the Messenger in the Patent Office, one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to one Mechanist, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and two" four, seven hundred dollars. - - -For the incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of State, including the expenses of printin laws, and for extra copying of papers, twenty-five thousand five hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the Secretary of the Treasury, six thousand dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, per act of twentieth of Aro. thousand eight hundred and eighteen, including four hundred dollars short, appropriated for one thousand ** hundred and twenty-four, ten thousand eight hundred dollars. ***** For compensation of one Clerk, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-fou one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

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For compensation to the Messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the First Comptroll-r of the Treasury, three thousand five hundred dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the First Comptroller, per act of the twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, seventeen thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the Messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the Second Comptroller of the Treasury, three thousand dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Second Comptroller, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the First Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the First Auditor of the Treasury, per act of the twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, thirteen thousand two hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said.office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the Second Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Second Auditor, sixteen thousand two hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the Third Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars. f For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Third Auditor, twenty-three thousand three hundred and fty dollars. lo For compensation to the Messenger and Assistant in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all alwances. For compensation to the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars. For compensation o the Clerks in the office of the Fourth Auditor, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eighteen hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand and fifty dollars. For one additional Clerk, employed per act of appropriation of one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation the Fifth Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Fifth Auditor, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, ten thousand five hundred dollars. For compensation to Clerks in said office, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, three thousand seven hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the Treasurer of the United States. three thousand dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Treasurer, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, five thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to Clerks in said office, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand two hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the Register of the Treasury, three thousand dollars. For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Register, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand three hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the Messenger and Assistant Messenger in said office, including the allowance for stamping ships' registers, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars, including all allowances. For compensation to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, three thousand dollars. . For compensation to the Clerks in the office of said Commissioner, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand five hundred and fifty dollars. to: compensation to the Messenger and Assistant, in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the Secretary of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, two hundred and fifty dollars. For allowance to the person employed in transmitting passports and sealetters; for expenses of translating foreign languages, in the office of the secretary of the Treasury; for stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent expenses in the Treasury Department, and the several offices therein, including the exPenses of stating and printing the public accounts for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, thirty thousand one hundred and fifty dollars. For allowance to the Superintendent and four Watchmen, employed for the security of the State and Treasury uldings: for the repairs of engines, hose, and buckets, one thousand nine hundred dollars. For compensation to the Secretary of War, six thousand dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Secretary of War, twenty-one thousand six hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Paymaster General, three thousand nine hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of Commissary General of Purchases, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, three thousand five hundred dollars. For compensation to the Messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances. .*or compensation to the clerks in the office of the Adjutant General, per act of twentieth April, one thousand *ght hundred and eighteen. two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Commissary General of subsistence, per act of twenty-sixth o, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Chief Engineer, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thou*leight hundred and twenty-four, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the clerks in the ordnance office, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundrid and eighteen, two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars. ** compensation to the clerk in the Surgeon General’s office, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight "dred and twenty-four, one thousand one hundred and fifty doilors,

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