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nected with the same, as shall be deemed proper. And when- Unexpended ever any moneys, appropriated to the department of war, or of hu the navy, shall remain unexpended in the hands of the treasurer, treasurer, as as agent of either of those departinents, for more than two years and

agent of war after the expiration of the calendar year in which the act of ap- partments, for.

more than propriation shall have been passed, or to which it refers, it shall iwo

rears, &c. be the duty of the secretary of such department to inform the to be carried

to the surplus secretary of the treasury of the fact, and the secretary of the fund. treasury shall thereupon cause such moneys to be carried to the

Proviso; no account of the surplus fund: Provided, That when an act mak- transfer to suring an appropriation shall assign a longer duration for the com- plus fund un

til expiration of - pletion of its object, no transfer of any unexpended balance, to the time limit

the account of the surplus fund, shall be made until the expira- ed, &c. tion of the tine fixed in such act. 83. That in the settlement of the accounts of the war depart- Expenditures

6 af L . for services, ment, for services or supplies accruing prior to the first of July, &c. one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, the expenditures shall war depart

ment, prior to be charged to arrearages ; and the balances of public money 1st July, 1816, hereafter recovered out of advances made in the war department, to be charged

, to arrearages, for services or supplies prior to the date aforesaid, shall be re- and balances turned to the treasury, and, by the secretary of the treasury, be to be returned, carried to the surplus fund. $ 4. That nothing contained in the act of March third, one Appropria

tions for the · thousand eight hundred and nine, entitled "An act further to service of one amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of year not to be

iransferred to the treasury, war, and navy, departments,” shall be so construed, another as to allow any appropriations whatever for the service of one branch, &c:

No appropriayear to be transferred to another branch of expenditure in a dif- tions in tho ferent year, nor shall any appropriations be deemed subject to be fran

treasurer, as Transferred, under the provisions of the above mentioned act, after agent, &c. to they shall have been placed in the hands of the treasurer, as besung agent of the war or navy departments.

e Act of 3d $ 5. That the above mentioned act of the third of March, one M thousand eight hundred and nine, shall be, and the same is liere- amended. by, so amended, that the president shall be authorized to direct Branches of

expenditure in a portion of the moneys appropriated for any one of the follow- the war deing branches of expenditure in the military department, viz: For parimenta

portion of the the subsistence of ihe army, for forage, for the medical and hos- appropriations pital department, for the quartermaster's department; 10 be ap- ". plied to any other of the above mentioned branches of expendi- &c. ture in the same department: And that the president shall be bro also further authorized to direct a portion of the moneys,, appro- the navy de.

ineho partment, a priated for any of the following branches of expenditure in the pa

portion of tho naval department, viz: For provisions, for medicine and hospi- appropriations tal stores, for repairs of vessels, for clothing; to be applied to which ma any other of the above mentioned branches of expenditure in the the president,

be applied, same department; and that no transfers of appropriation, from &c. or to other branches of expenditure, shall be hereafter made. 86. That no contract shall hereafter be made by the secreta- No contracts

c to be made by ry of state, or of the treasury, or of the department of war, or of the secretaries the navy, except under a law authorizing the same, or under an of departments

except under appropriation adequate to its fulfilment; and excepting also, authority of a contracts for the subsistence and clothing of the army or navy, law, or

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quate appro- and contracts by the quartermaster's department, which may be priation; and mode hoch

and made by the secretaries of those departments. No land to bo Ø 7. That no lands shall be purchased on account of the Unitpurchased, ad Santos vont inde &c. except,

ed States, except under a law authorizing such purchase.

$ 8. That it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury Secretary of

to annex to the annual estimates of the appropriations required to annex to for the public service, a statement of the appropriations for the annual estimates, a state service of the year which may have been made by former acts ; ment of appro- and, also, a statement of the sums remaining in the treasury, or priations for the service in the hands of the treasurer, as agent of the war and navy deof the year by partinents, from the appropriations of former years, estimating former acts, in and of the the amount of those sums which will not be required to defray sums in the

he expenses incurred in a previous year, and showing the whole treasury, &c.

amount which will be subject to the disposition of the executive

government in the year to which the estimates apply. The 2d sec- $ 9. That the second section of the act, entitled “ An act tion of the apo making appropriations for the payment of the arrearages which propriation act for milita- have been incurred for the support of the military establishment ry arrearages, previous to the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred Feb. 1818, re- and seventeen," passed on the sixteenth day of February, one pealed. Vol. ii. p.

thousand eight bundred and eighteen, be, and is hereby, repeal

ed. (Approved, May 1, 1820.] Vol. iji. p. CAAP, 51. An act in addition to an act, entitled "An act to provide for certain persons 1662.

engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war,"

passed the eighteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen. No person to 1. Be it enacted, &c. That no person who now is, or heresion, after her after may be, placed on the pension list of the United States, by payment of virtue of the act, entitled " An act to provide for certain persons that due on 4th March, engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in 1820, unless the revolutionary war," passed on the eighteenth day of March, he exhibits a schedule of one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, shall, aster the pay

whole es- ment of that part of the pension which becaine due on the fourth tate and in

day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, continue to receive the pension granted by the said act, until he shall have exhibited to some court of record, in the county, city, or borough, in which he resides, a schedule, subscribed by hiin, containing

his whole estate and income, (bis necessary clothing and bedding Clothing and bedding ex.

' excepted,) and shall have (before the said court, or some one of

acepredo) cepted the judges thereof,) taken and subscribed, and produced to the Oath or affirmation to be said couri, the following oath or affirmation, 10 wit : 1, A B, do taken and sub- solemnly swear, or affirm, (as the case may be,) that I was a rescribed. Form of the sident .citizen of the United States on the eighteenth day of oath, &c.

March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and that I have not, since that time, by gift, sale, or in any manner whatever, disposed of my property, or any part thereof, with intent thereby so to diminish it as to bring myself within the povisions of an act of congress, entitled " An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolutionary war," passed on the eighteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen; and that I have not, nor has any person in trust for me, any property, or securities, contracts, or debts, due to me; nor have I any income, other than what is contained in the schedule

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hereto anhexed and by me subscribed : Nor until such person shall A certified have delivered, or caused to be delivered, to the secretary of war, a copy of the aforesaid schedule and oath or affirmation, certified and opinion of by the clerk of the court to which the said schedule was deliver-bed

tho court, to ed, together with the opinion of the said court, also certified by the secretary

of war. their clerk, of the value of the property contained in the said or schedule : Provided, That, in every case in wbich the pensioner Pro

" ne case of insanimay be insane, or incapable of taking an oath, the court may re- ty or incapaciceive the said schedule, without the aforesaid oath or affirma

mammaule may be re

the tion, from the committee, or other person authorized to take care ceived by the of such person.

court, &c. 8 2. That the original schedule and oalh or affirmation shall Original sche

dule, &c. to be be filed in the clerk's office of the court to which the schedule siled in the of and oath or affirmation aforesaid shall be exhibited : And any po person who shall swear or affirm falsely in the premises, and be swearing thereof convicted, shall suffer as for wilful and corrupt perjury.

falsely to $ 3. That, on the receipt of the copy of the schedule and oath, Thea or affirmation aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the secretary of of war may, the war department to cause to be struck from the list of pen. 6

CK "rom me us 01 pen pension list sioners under the said act, the name of such person, in case the the names of said person shall not, in his opinion, be in such indigent circum- i

om persons, who, stances as to be unable to support himself without the assistance are not, &c.

Proviso; perof his country: Provided, That every person who shall have so been placed on the pension list in consequence of disability, from linquished known wounds received in the revolutionary war, and who shall avail themhave relinquished such pension in order to avail themselves of the selves of the

act of 18th benefit of the provisions of the act to which this is an amend- March, 1918, ment, who, by virtue of this section, may be stricken from the and stricken

from the list pension list, shall be forthwith restored to the pension so relin- under this seca quished. [Approved, May 1, 1820.]

tion, may be

restored, &c, Char. 75. An act further to regulate the medical department of the army.

Vol. iii. Po

1574. § 1. Be it enacted, 8.c. That the apothecary general and as- Apothecary sistant apothecaries general shall severally give bonds to the and assistant

aporhecaries United States, with good and sufficient security, for the faithful general, to performance of their duties, in such sums as shall be required by give

oy with security, the surgeon general of the army, under the direction of the war &c. department. (Approved, May 8, 1820.) Chap. 84. An act to establish additional land offices in the states of Alabama' and Illinois.

$1. Be it enacted, fc. That, for the sale of the unappropriated public lands in the state of Alabama, the following districts shall be formed and land offices therefor established : All the

District, and

land office at public lands, as aforesaid, bounded on the north by the line Tuscaloosa. which separates townships numbered fourteen and fifteen, in the district of Huntsville ; on the south, by the line which separates township twenty-two and twenty-threc, in the district of Cahawba and ihe district east of Pearl river; and on the east and west, by the lines of the state of Alabama; shall form a district, for which a land office shall be established at Tuscaloosa. And all District, and the public lands, as aforesaid, bounded on the south by the land office at

Conecuh southern boundary of the state of Alabama ; on the west, by the courthouse.

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line separating ranges four and five, east of the basis meridian, to the line separating townships five and six north, in the district of Cahawba ; thence, east, with said line, to the line separating ranges twenty and twenty-one ; thence, norih, with said line, to the line separating townships eleven and twelve ; thence, east, with said line, to the eastern boundary of the state of Alabama, and bounded on the east by the eastern boundary of said statę; shall form a district, for which a land office shall be estab

lished at Conecuh courthouse. Part of Shaw- $ 2. That so much of the public lands, heretofore included in neetown dis

ma the Shawneetown land district, as lies east of the third principal separate land meridian, north of the base line and west of the range line, bedistrict

'tween ranges numbered eight and nine, east of the said third

principal meridian, shall constitute a separate land district; Land office at and, for the sale of the public lands therein, there shall be a land andalia. office established at Vandalia, the seat of government for the

state of Illinois. Another land $3. That so much of the public land as lies north of the base district in Illi-,

line, east of the aforesaid range line, and west of the Big Wa

bash river, as lies in the state of Illinois, shall also constitute a Land office at separate land district; and, for the sale of the public lands, there

shall be a land office established at the town of Palestine, on the

said Wabash river. A register and 84. That there shall be a-register and receiver appointed to receiver for each of the each of the aforesaid land offices, to superintend the sales of the land offices, public lands in their respective districts, who shall reside at the with compen. sation, &c. as places designated in their respective districts, at which the ofin other cases. fices are fixed, give security in the same manner, in the same

sums, 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 by law provided in relation to the registers and receivers of public moneys in the several offices established for the sale of the

public lands. 2d, 3d, and 5th, $ 5. That the provisions of the second, third, and fifth, secsections of the act of 3d tions of the act, entitled - An act to designate the boundaries of

b, 1819, districts, and establish land offices, for the disposal of the public applicable, &c. so far as lands not heretofore offered for sale in the states of Ohio and In

ave not been changed,

a diana," approved March the third, eighteen hundred and nine&c. . teen, be, and the same are hereby, made applicable to the afore

said districts and offices, so far as they are not changed by subsequent laws of the United States. [Approved, May 11, 1820.)

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Vol. ii. p. CHAP. 85. An act to revive the powers of the commissioners for ascertaining and deciding 1232. vol. iv, on claims to land in the district of Detroit, and for settling the claims toland al Green Bay p. 2105. and Praire des Chiens, in the territory of Michigan. Powers of the $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the powers of the commissioners commissioners for deciding on for ascertaining and deciding on the rights of persons claiming claims to lands lands in the district of Detroit, as defined by the secord section in the district of Detroit, un- of an act, entitled “ An act to authorize the granting of patents April, 1812,

23d for land according to the surveys that have been made, and to

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of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, shall be, and are hereby, revived. And the said commissioners shall perform Commissionthe duties therein prescribed, in relation to the claims which ers to perform

the duties prehave been filed with the register of the land office for the said dis- scribed trict, in pursuance of the act, entitled " An act allowing further

Vol. iii. p. time for entering donation rights to lands in the district of Detroit.” And the said commissioners shall also have power to ex- And 10 exanamine and decide, according to the laws respecting the same, ine and de:

cide on claims the claims which have been filed with the register of the land of- filed, &c.* fice and not heretofore decided on; and they shall transmit their Report and

transcripts to report, and transcripts of their decisions, to the secretary of the be transmitted treasury, 10 be laid before congress, in the manner directed by to u

by ry, &c. former laws providing for the adjustment of such claims.

§ 2. That the said commissioners shall be, and they are here. The commisby, authorized to employ, with the approbation of the secretary sioners, auof the treasury, a person capable of translating the French lan- employ an guage, as an agent, for the purpose of ascertaining the titles and more once claims to land at the settlements of Green Bay and Praire des ing tiles, &c. Chiens. It shall be the duty of the said agent to give public Agent to give notice, at each of the said settlements, of the time and place a therein at which he shall attend for the purpose of receiving notices and evidences of titles and claims to lands within the same. And every person having title or claim to lands within the set- Claimants to

produce evitlements aforesaid, shall produce the evidence of his title or claim to the said agent, who shall record the same in books to be kept for that purpose. And, after the said agent shall have Agent to reremained at the places aforesaid, a time sufficient for the inhabitants to produce the evidence of their claims, he shall make ers, &c. his report thereof to the said commissioners, who shall have power to examine and decide on the claims so reported to them, according to the laws for adjusting and setiling the claims 10 land in the district of Detroit, except, that which relates to donations of vacant land adjacent to the land confirmed shall not be considered applicable to claims in the settlements aforesaid. And the said commissioners shall transmit their report, and Commissiontranscripts of their decisions, to the secretary of the treasury, on or before the first of October, in the year one thousand eight and tranhundred and twenty-one, to be laid before congress at their next ser

Na secretary of session thereafter, in the same manner as was directed by law in the treasury, respect to the claims to lands in the district of Detroit.

fore congress, $ 3. That the agent aforesaid shall take an oath for the faith- &c. ful' discharge of the duties enjoined on him; and he shall con- an form, in discharging the said duties, to such general instructions conform to in

structions. as shall be given him by the secretary of the treasury; and the 500 dolls. for said commissioners and agent shall each receive five hundred each commisdollars, as full compensation for the services to be performed agent, 'with under this act, together with the recording fees to the agent, and fees to agent allowance to the register for a certificate of confirmation for donation rights provided for by former laws. [Approved, May 11, 1920. Vol. III.

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