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be in favor of the collector, it shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

$ 8. That the fifth section of the act, passed the third day of The 5th secMarch, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, entitled “An monortheast

"mentionod, to act to fix the compensation and increase the responsibility of the cease. collectors of the direct tax and internal duties, and for other pur- Vol.ii.p. 1524. poses connected with the collection thereof,” shall cease after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. (Approved, December 23, 1817.)

Chap. 4. An act further to prolong the continuance of the inint at Philadelphia. Vol.i. n. 81. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “An act con- Act to contincerning the mint," approved March the third, one thousand eight be the mint at

and eign, Philadelphia, hundred and one, is hereby revived, and continued in force and continued for operation for the further term of five years from the fourth day five years. of March next.

s 2. That, during the continuance of the mint at the city of the collector Philadelphia, the duties which were enjoined on the commission- of the port 10

perform the er of loans for the state of Pennsylvania, by the second section duties enjoinof the act, entiiled “ An act concerning the mint," passed on the me

missioner of third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and one, shall loans. be performed by the collector of the port of Philadelphia for the time being. [Approved, January 14, 1818.1

CHAP. 5. An act allowing compensation to the members of the senate, members of the houso

of representatives of the United Sta:es, and to the delegates of the territories, and repealing all other laws on that subject.

$1. Be it enacted, &c. That, at every session of congress, and Eight dollars a

"day, and eight every meeting of the senate in the recess of congress, after the dollars for exa third day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ery twenty

mles travel, to seventeen, each senator shall be entitled to receive eight dollars each senator. for every day he has attended, or shall attend, the senate, and shall also be allowed eight dollars for every twenty miles, of estimated distance, by the most usual road, from his place of residence to the seat of congress, at the commencement and end of every such session and meeting; and that all sums for travel al-ready performed, to be due and payable at the time of passing

this act. And in case any member of the senate has been, is, or In case of shall be, detained by sickness on his journey to or from such sickness. session or meeting, or, after his arrival, has been, is, or shall be, unable to attend the senate, he shall be entitled to the same daily allowance. And the president of the senate pro tempore, Eight dollars a

day additional when the vice president has been, or shall be, absent, or when 40 his office shall be vacant, shall, during the period of his services, dent of the receive, in addition to bis compensation as a member of the senate, eight dollars for every day he has attended or shall attend the senate. Provided always, That no senator shall be allowed Proviso; limit

fation of per a sum exceeding the rate of eight dollars a day, from the end of diem one such session or meeting to the time of his taking his seat in another: Provided also, That no senator shall receive more for Proviso ; as to

on the the pay of segoing to, and returning from, the meeting of the senate on the nators fourth day of March last, than if this act had not been passed. past travel.

§ 2. That, at every session of congress after the said third day Eight dollars a

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day, and eight of March, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, each repdollars for every twenty

resentative and delegate shall be entitled to receive eight dolmiles travel, lars for every day he has attended, or shall attend, the house of sentative and representatives, and shall also be allowed eight dollars for every delegate. twenty miles of the estimated distance, by the most usual road,

from his place of residence to the seat of congress, at the commencement and end of every such session and meeting ; and

that all sunis for travel already performed, to be due and payaIn case of ble at the time of passing this act. And in case any representasickness.

tive or delegate has been, is, or shall be, detained by sickness, on his journey to or from the session of congress, or, after his arrival, has been, is, or shall be, unable to attend the house of

representatives, he shall be entitled to the same daily allowance. Speaker enti- And the speaker of the house of representatives shall be entitled tled to eight to receive, in addition to his compensation as a representive, dollars a day additional. eight dollars for every day he has attended, or shall attend, the Proviso; limi- house: Provided always, That no representative or delegate tation of per shall be allowed a sum exceeding the rate of eight dollars a day; diem.

from the end of one session to ihe time of his taking his seat in

another. Compensation

$3. That the said compensation, which shall be due to the to be certified members of the senate, shall be certified by the president thereby the president of the se of, and that which shall be due to the representatives and delespeaker of the gates, shall be certified by the speaker: and the same shall be house. passed as public accounts, and paid out of the public treasury. All acts and $ 4. That all acts, and parts of acts, on the subject of comparts of acts pensation to members of the senate and of the house of reprerepealed.

sentatives, and delegates of the territories, be, and the same are hereby repealed from and after the third day of March last. (Approved, January 22, 1818.]

Chap. 9. An act to allow the benefit of drawback on merchandise transported by land con

veyance from Bristol to Boston, and from Boston to Bristol, in like manner as if the same

were transported coastwise. Merchandise $1. Be it enacted, &c. That all goods, wares and merchantransported from Bristol

dise, duly imported into either of the ports of Bristol and Bosto Boston, &c. ton, which shall be transported by land conveyance from the drawback, &c. port of Bristol, by the way of Dighion and Taunton, to Boston ; as if transport- or from Boston on the same route, to Bristoł; and which, being ed coastwiso. imported into Bristol shall be exported from Boston; or being

imported into Boston shall be exported from Bristol ; shall be entitled to the benefit of the drawback of the duties thereof, upon exportation to any foreign port or place, under the same provisions, regulations, restrictions, and liinitations, as if the said goods, wares, and merchandise, were transported coast wise from one to another of the said districts; and on the proviso, that all the provisions, regulations, limitations, and restrictions, existing in the case of goods, wares, and merchandise, transported by any

of the routes mentioned in the seventy-ninth section of the act, Vol. i. p. 642. entitled “ An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports

and tonnage,” passed the second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, shall be duly observed. [Approved, February 6, 1818.]

Chap. 10. An act making appropriations for the payment of the arrearages which have

been incurred for the support of the military establishment, previous io ibe first of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen.

2. That the act passed on the third of March, one thousand The president eight hundred and seventeen, entitled “An act supplementary transfers of to an act, entitled 'An act further to amend the several acts for appropriation,

&c. the establishment and regulation of the treasury, war, and navy, Vol. iii. p.

16 44. departments,” shall not be so construed as to prevent the president from making transfers from any appropriation which may have been made for the support of the military establishment, previous to the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, agreeably to the provisions of the act passed on the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nine, further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of Repealed. the treasury, war, and navy, departments. [Approved, February 1978. 16, 1818.]

Chap. 11. An act making provision for the establishment of additional land offices in the Vol. iii. p. territory of Missouri.

1728. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That, for the disposal of the lands of the United States west of the Mississippi river, and in the territory of Missouri, in addition to the land office now established by law, there shall be established within the said territory the following offices, to wit: One at the seat of justice in the county of How- A land office ard, for all the lands lying within the following boundaries ; justice in the beginning at a point where the western line of range ten, west county of from the fifth principal meridian, intersects the north line of township thirty-four; thence, west with said township line, to where the same intersects the Osage boundary line ; thence, north with the Osage boundary line, to the Missouri river; thence, up and with the Missouri river, to the western Indian boundary line at the mouth of Kansas river; thence, north with the said western Indian boundary line, 10 where the same shall intersect the northern Indian boundary line; thence, east with the said northern Indian boundary, to where the same shall intersect the aforesaid west line of range ten ; thence, south with the said range line, to the place of beginning. And a land office shall be established in a land office the county of Arkansas, at such place as the president shall deem in the county

of Arkansas. most convenient, for all the lands in the district bounded as follows: beginning on the river Mississippi, at the thirty-third degree of north latitude ; thence, up and with the Mississippi river, to the mouth of St. Francis river, where the base line intersects the same; thence, west with the said base line, to where the same shall intersect the meridian on which the Osage boundary line is run; thence, due south, to the thirty-third parallel of latitude; thence, east with the said parallel, to the place of beginning. And a land office shall be established at the seat of justice in the A land office county of Lawrence, for all the lands in the districi bounded as justice in the follows: beginning on the base line at the mouth of St. Francis ; county of thence, up and with the Mississippi river, to the intersection of Vol. i. c the same by the north line of township fifteen north; thence, 1813. west with the said north line of township fifteen, to where the

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to the aforesaid base line; thence, east with the said base line, A land office to the place of beginning. And a land office shall be established at the town of at the town of Jackson, in the county of Cape Girardeau, for all

the lands in the district bounded as follows: beginning on the Mississippi river, where the north line of township fifteen north intersects the same; thence, up and with the Mississippi, to its intersection by the north line of township thirty-four north ; thence, west with the said north line of township thirty-four, to the Osage boundary line ; then ce, south with the said boundary,

to the north line of township fifteen ; thence, east, with the said

he township line, to the plaee of beginning. And all the lands withland office at in the following boundaries shall form a district for the land St. Louis.

office established by law at St. Louis, in the county of St. Louis, viz: beginning on ihe Mississippi river, where the north line of township thirty-four north intersects the same; thence, up and with the Mississippi river, to the mouth of Desmoin river; thence, up and with the Desmoin, to the north Indian boundary line ; thence, west with the said boundary, to the west line of range ten west ; thence, south with said range line, to the north line of township thirty-four north; thence, east with the said township

line, to ihe place of beginning. Time of open § 2. That so soon as, in the opinion of the president of the

nd United States, there shall be a sufficient quantity of the public offices, &c.

lands surveyed, within all or either of the land districts hereby established, to authorize the opening of all, or either, of the land offices aforesaid, he shall cause the same to be opened, and shall proceed, from time to time, to appoint, with the advice and consent of the senate, for each of the said offices, a register and a receiver of public moneys, who shall give security in the same sums, and in the same manner, and whose compensation, emoluments, and duties, and authority, shall, in every respect, be the same, in relation to the lands which shall be disposed of at their offices, as are, or may be, provided by law, in relation to the registers and receivers of public moneys in the several land offices established for the disposal of the lands of the United States northwest of the river Ohio and above the mouth of the

Kentucky river. Whenever a . $ 3. That whenever a land office shall bave been established land office

in any of the districts aforesaid, and a register and receiver of been estab- public moneys appointed for the same, the president of the Unitlished, &c. ed States shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to direct so much the president to direct lands of the public lands lying in such district as shall have been surto be offered veyed according to law, to be offered for sale, with the same reser

vations and exceptions, and on the same terms and conditions in every respect, as was provided for the sale of the public lands in

the territory of Louisiana, by the tenth section of an act, entitled Vol.. . p. " An act providing for the final adjustment of claims to lands, 1186.

and for the sale of the public lands, in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana, and to repeal the act passed for the same purpose, and approved February sixteenth, one thousand eight hundred and eleven,” except that the register and receiver of public moneys alone may be competent to superintend the public sales,

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and that, instead of one township for the support of a seminary Two townof learning, there shall be two townships located for the purpose

080 support of a by the secretary of the treasury, and reserved from sale : Pro- seminary of

learning; provided, That one of said townships shall be located on the waters via af the Missouri, and ihe other on the waters of the Arkansas. (Approved, February 17, 1818.]

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CHAP. 13. An act concerning the district of Brunswick, in the state of Georgia. 81. Be it enacted, f.c. That the collector of the district of Collector to Brunswick shall reside at Darien, which shall be the sole port of reside at Daentry for the said district; and that, instead of a surveyor for the Darien sole port of Darien, there shall be one surveyor for the said district port of entry. of Brunswick, who shall reside at such place in the said district for Bruns as may be directed by the secretary of the treasury. [Approved, instead, &c. March 9, 1819.)

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Chap. 15. An act supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act further extending the timo Vol.ii. p.

for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes." 1560. 1721. gl. Be it enacted, &c. That the time limited by the act, pass. Time for issued on the sixteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred land" warrants

ing military and sixteen, and to which this is a supplement, for issuing mili- extended to

1st March, tary land warrants, shall be extended to the first day of March, 1819. one thousand eight hundred and nineteen; and the time, limited Time for locaby the said act, for the location of unlocated military land war-wing rants, shall be extended to the first day of October, one thousand tended 10 1st eight hundred and nineteen. [Approved, March 9, 1818.]

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Chap. 17. An act providing for the sade of certain lands in the district of Marietta, and for

the location of claims and sale of certain lands in the district of Vincennes. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That, for the purpose of ascertaining The surveyor the quantity, and providing for the sale, of the lands belonging som

on" quire Rufus to the United States, within the limits of a tract of one hundred Putman, &c. thousand acres granted to Rufus Putman, Manassah Cutler, Ro

"vouer, 110- port of lands bert Oliver, and Griffin Green, in trust for the persons compos- conveyed, &c. ing the Ohio company of associates, in pursuance of the third section of an act, entitled "An act authorizing the grant and Act of 1792, conveyance of certain lands to the Ohio company of associates," ch. passed on the twenty-first of April, seventeen hundred and ninety-two, it shall be the duty of the surveyor general, and he is hereby authorized, to require of the said Rufus Putman, and other surviving patentees, in trust as aforesaid, to make a report to him of the quantity and situation of the lands by them conveyed, as bounties, to actual settlers, according to the conditions of the said third section and grant aforesaid; and also, a duly attested copy of the field notes and plat of the surveys of the lands by Copy of Gold

notes, and plat them conveyed 10 actual settlers as aforesaid. And the survey- of surveys." or general, on receiving a satisfactory report of the quantity and situation of the lands so conveyed, shall cause the residue of the Surveyor gelands within the said tract to be surveyed in the same manner as the residue of the other public lands; or, if he shall deem it more convenient, the lands to be

surveyed, &c. into tracts of one hundred acres, conforming, as far as practicaVOL. III.

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