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this act; and the public lands therein shall be sold, on the same dian title has terms and conditions, and in the same manner, and patents shall cuished at

holl been extinissue for the lands so sold, agreeably to the provisions of the tached, after laws for the disposal of the public lands of the United States in 1822, Yo the

30th October, the state of Mississippi, with the exception of the section num- district estab

lished by this bered sixteen, in each township, which shall be reserved for the act, &c. use of schools within the same, and of such other reservations as except, &c.

The register of now are made, or hereafter may be made, by law. And it shall the district of be the duty of the register of the district of Madison county, un- Madison county

to transfer der the direction of the commissioner of the general land office, books, &c. to transfer such books, inaps, and records, or transcripts thereof, to the register appointed for the district established by the first section of this act, as may be necessary to carry into complete effect the provisions of this section of this act. $ 4. That from and after the thirtieth day of October next, Part of tho

district east such part of the district east of Pearl river, as lies within the of Pear state of Mississippi, be attached to, and constituted a part of, attached, &c.

| The president the district of Jackson county; and the president of the United to cause the States shall cause the land office to be removed to such place, land office to

be removed, within the district of Jackson county, as established by this act, &c. as he may deem convenient; and that part of the district of Part of the Jackson county which lies within the state of Alabama shall be Jackson counallached to, and constitute a part of, the district east of Pearl ty attached

to the district river, in Alabama; and it shall be the duty of the register of the vast of Pearl district east of Pearl river, and of the register of the district of river. Jackson county, each, lo transfer to the other, such books, re- Bone cords, surveys, or the transcripts thereof, as shall be necessary to be transferred carry into complete effect the provisions of this section of this by the regisact. (Approved, May 6, 1822. Chap. 56. An act in addition to the act concerning navigation, and also to authorize the ap

pointment of deputy collectors. 8 1. Be it enacted, &c. That, on satisfactory evidence being the president, given to the president of the United States that the ports in the being satisfied

c that the ports islands or colonies in the West Indies, under the dominion of of the British Great Britain, have been opened to the vessels of the United West Indie States, the president shall be, and hereby is, authorized to issue lonies have his proclamation, declaring that the ports of the United States been opened

to vessels of shall thereafter be open to the vessels of Great Britain employed iho U. States, in the trade and intercourse between the United States and such may, issue his

proclamation, islands or colonies, subject to such reciprocal rules and restric- declaring, &c. lions as the president of the United States may, by such procla- sud mation, make and publish, any thing in the laws, entitled “An 1677. 1800. act concerning navigation,' or an act, entitled “ An act supplementary to an act concerning navigation," to the contrary notwithstanding. $ 2. That, in the event of the signature of any treaty or con- In the ovent

on the of the signavention concerning the navigation or commerce between the i United States and France, the president of the United States be, ty, &c. conand is hereby, authorized, should he deem the same expedient, na by proclamation, to suspend, until the end of the next session of commerce becongress, the operation of the act, entitled “ An act to impose a ..

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Iween the U. purposes; and also to suspend, as aforesaid, all other duties on

and France French vessels, or the goods imported in the same, which may the may, by proc- exceed the duties on American vessels, and on similar goods imlamation, suspend, &c. ported in the same. until, &c. $3. That the aforesaid first and second sections of this act

shall continue in force to the end of the next session of congress, sections in force till, &c. and no longer. The $d, 4ih, and 7th, sec

$ 4. That the third, fourth, and seventh, sections of the act tions of the

passed the tbird day of March, one thousand eight hundred and March, 1817, seventeen, entitled “ An act to continue in force an act further continuing in to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage, &c. revived. passed the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and

fifteen, and for other purposes,” be, and the same are hereby, re1649.

vived and made perpetual. (Approved, May 6, 1822.) Vol. č. p. 838. Repealed. Csar. 58. An act to amend an act, entitled " An act to regulate trade and intercourso with

the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers," approved thirtieth March, one 2400.

thousand eight hundred and two. The 7th sece § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the seventh section of the act, enof 30th March, titled " An act to regulate trade and intercouse with the Indian 1802, repeal- tribes and to preserve peace on the frontiers,'' shall be, and the Superintend- same is hereby, repealed ; and from and after the passing of this ents and

act, it shall be lawful for the superintendents of Indian affairs in agents may grant licenses. the territories and Indian agenis, under the direction of the pre

sident of the United States, to grant licenses to trade with Indian Licenses to be tribes; which licenses shall be granted to citizens of the United granted only to citizens,

States, and 10 none others, taking from thein bonds with securiwho are lo ties, in the penal sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, progive bond with securities, &c. portioned to the capital employed, and conditioned for the due

observance of the laws regulating trade and intercourse with the Licenses for Indian tribes ; and said licenses may be granted for a term not trade with re- exceeding seven years for the trade with ihe remote tribes of Inmote tribes, dians beyond the Mississippi, and two years for the trade with all with others. the other tribes. And the superintendents and agents shall reSuperintend

turn to the secretary of war, within each year, an abstract of all agents to re- licenses granted, showing by and to whom, when, and where, of licenses,

granted, with the amount of the bonds and capital employed, to &c. be laid before congress, at the next session thereof. The president 2. That it shall and may be lawful for the president of may direct Indian agents,

the United States, in execution of the power vested in him by the &c. to cause, twenty-first section of the act of thirtieth March, one thousand packages of eight hundred and two, aforesaid, to which this is an amendgoods fetra-, ment, to direct Indian agents, governors of territories acting as searched for superintendents of Indian affairs, and military officers, to cause ardent spirits, the stores and packages of goods of all traders to be searched, &c.

upon suspicion or information that ardent spirits are carried into the Indian countries by said traders in violation of the said

twenty-first section of the act to which this is an amendment; If ardent spir- and if any ardent spirits shall be so found, all the goods of the the goods are said traders shall be forfeited, one half to the use of the informforfeited ; half to the

er, the other half to the use of the government, his license caninformer, &c. celled, and bond put in suit.

ents and

turn abstract

&c. had

$3. That all purchases for and on account of Indians, for an- All purchases nuities, presents, and otherwise, shall be made by the Indian c.nou be agents and governors of territories acting as superintendents, made by within their respective districts; and all persons whatsoever, persons trustcharged or trusted with the disbursement or application of mo- ed with the ney, goods, or effects, of any kind, for the benefit of Indians, or money, shall settle their accounts annually, at the war department, on goods, &c. to the first day of September; and copies of the same shall be laid Sotilo their acbefore congress at the commencement of the ensuing session, by ally, &c. the proper accounting officer, together with a list of the names accounts to be of all persons to whom money, goods, or effects, had been deliv. laid before ered within the said year, for the benefit of the Indians, specify- a list of the ing the amount and object for which it was intended, and show- names of those

to whom mon ing who are delinquent, if any, in forwarding their accounts ac

ey, cording to the provisions of this act.

been deliver

ed, &c. 84. That, in all trials about the right of property, in which in trials about Indians shall be party on one side and white persons on the oth- the right of er, the burthen of proof shall rest upon the white person, in ev- where, &c. ery case in which the Indian shall inake out a presumption of ti- the burthen of tle in himself from ihe fact of previous possession and ownership. upon the whito

$5. That it shall and may be lawful for the president of the person, &c. United Stutes, from time to time, to require additional security, may require and in larger amounts, from all persons charged or trusted, un- curity, &c. der the laws of the United States, with the disbursement or ap- from persons plication of money, goods, or effects, of any kind, for the bene- entrusted with fit of the Indians.

ment, &c. $ 6. That the president of the United States, by and with the The president advice and consent of the senate, may appoint a superintendent que appoint. of Indian affairs, 10 reside at St. Louis, whose powers shall ex- ent of Indian tend to all Indians frequenting that place, whose salary shall be affairs, &c. fifteen hundred dollars per annum; and one agent for the tribes and an agent within the limits of East and West Florida, with a salary of fif- West Florida, teen hundred dollars. (Approved, May 6, 1822.] CHAP. 61. An act to continue in force" An act declaring the consent of congress to acts of Vol. iii. p. the state of South Carolina, authorizing the city council of Charleston to impose and col- 1606. lect a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports ; and to acts of the state of Georgia, authorizing the imposition and collection of a duty on the tonnage of vessels in the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's.”

$1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the act, entitled “ An act de- The act of claring the consent of congress to acts of the state of South Ca- 29th April

, rolina, authorizing the city council of Charleston to impose and ing the concollect a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports ; and sent of con10 acts of the state of Georgia, authorizing the imposition and South Carolicollection of a duty on the tonnage of vessels in the ports of na and Geor, Savannah and St. Mary's,” passed the twenty-ninth of April, for three one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, shall be, and the same years, &c. is hereby, continued in force for three years, and to the end of the next session of congress thereafter: Provided always, and

Proviso; anit is hereby further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the city nual account council of Charleston, and of the collectors of the ports of Sa- of the sums vannah and St. Mary's, to transmit to the secretary of the trea- to be transmit

&c.

ted to tho sec- sury an annual account of the sums collected, and of the appli-
retary of the
treasury.

cation of the same, for the purposes aforesaid. [Approved, May
7, 1822.]
CHAP. 62. An act to provide for tho collection of duties on imports and connage in Florida,

and for other purposes. Part of Flori

$1. Be it enacted, fc. That all the ports, harbors, waters, and da annexod 10 the collection shores, of all that part of the main land of Florida lying between district of St. the collection district of St. Mary's, in Georgia, and the river Mary's, in Georgia. Nassau, with all the ports, harbors, waters, and shores, of all the

Islands opposite and nearest thereto, be, and hereby are, annexed to, and made and constituted a part of, the collection district

of St. Mary's, in Georgia. District of St. Augustine.

$ 2. That all the ports, harbors, shores, and waters, of the main land of Florida, and of the Islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from the said river Nassau to Cape Sable, be, and the same are hereby, established a collection district, by the name of the district of St. Augustine, whereof St. Augustine

shall be the only port of entry. District of Key West. 3. That all ihe ports, harbors, shores, and waters, of the

main land of Florida, and of the Islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from Cape Sable to Charlotte Bay, be, and the same are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Key West, and a port of entry may be established

in said district, at such place as the president of the United Proviso;

States may designate: Provided, That until the president of the Repealed. Vol. iv. p.

United States shall deem it expedient to establish a port of entry 2313. in the district of Key West, and a collector shall be appointed

for said district, the same district is annexed to, and shall be a

part of, the district of Apalachicola. District of

$ 4. That all the ports, harbors, shores, and waters, of the Apalachicola.

main land of said Florida, and of the islands opposite and nearest thereto, extending from Charlotte Bay to Cape St. Blas, be, and hereby are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Apalachicola ; and a port of entry shall be established for said district, at such place as the president of the Uni

ted States may designate. District of

8.5. That all the residue of the ports, harbors, waters, and Pensacola.

shores, of said Florida, and of the islands thereof, be, and the sarne are, established a collection district, by the name of the district of Pensacola, whereof Pensacola shall be the only port of

entry. The presidont $ 6. That the president of the United States be, and he is authorized to establish ports hereby, authorized to establish such ports of delivery in each of of delivery, as said districts, and also in that portion of said territory annexed expedient. to the district of St. Mary's, as he may deem expedient. The president and senate to

$ 7. That the president of the United States, with the advice appoint a coland consent of the senate, shall appoint a collector for each dislector for each district, a sur

trict, to reside at the port of entry, and a surveyor for the disveyor for Pen-trict of Pensacola, and a surveyor for, and to reside at, each port sacola, &c.

of delivery authorized by this act : But the president, in the re

cess of the senale, may make temporary appointments of any The president

such collector or surveyor, whose commission shall expire in

he may deem

may make

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and surveyor to exercise tho

&c.

forty days from the commencement of the next session of con- lomporary ap

pointments, gress thereafter.

&c. $ 8. That each collector and surveyor authorized by this act, Collectors and shall give bond for the true and faithful discharge of his duties, give bond, &c. in such sum as the president of the United States may direct and prescribe ; and the collector for the district of Pensacola Pensacola to shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by law, re- receive only $ ceive three per cent. commissions, and no more, on all moneys missions in ado received and paid by him on account of the duties on goods, dition to fees wares, and merchandise, and on the tonnage of vessels ; and each ments. other collector shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments al- Each other lowed by law, receive an annual salary of five hundred dollars, colles per an. and three per cent. commissions, and no more, on all moneys re- num and 3 per ceived and paid by him on account of the duties on goods,

cent. commis

sions, &c. wares, and merchandise, imporled into his district, and

on the

Each survey tonnage of vessels; and each surveyor authorized by this act or 300 dolls. shall, in addition to the fees and emoluments allowed by law, re- addicion, Bike ceive an annual salary of three hundred dollars; and each such Each collector collector and surveyor shall exercise the same powers, be subject to the same duties, and be entitled to the same privileges same powers, and immunities, as other collectors and surveyors of the customs of the United States.

$9. That ships or vessels arriving from and after the thirtieth Ships, &c. arday of June next, from the Cape of Good Hope, or from any 30th June, place beyond the same, shall be admitted to make entry at the 1822, from the port of entry at Pensacola, and at no other port or place in Hope, &c. Florida.

10. That all laws which impose any duties on the importa- Al laws imtion of any goods, wares, and merchandise, into said territory of posing dation Florida, or on the exportation of any goods, wares, and mer- ing drawback, chandise, from said territory, or on ihe ionnage of vessels, or such as aro which allow any drawback on the exportation of any goods, paid or allowwares, or merchandise, other than such duties or drawbacks as territories, are paid or allowed in other territories or places in the United &c. repealed. States, are hereby repealed : Provided, That nothing in this act drawbacks excontained shall authorize the allowing of drawbacks on the ex- cepe on good portation of any goods, wares, and merchandise, from any port directly, &c. or place of said territory, other than on those which shall have been imported directly into the same from a foreign port or place; and no drawback shall be allowed on any goods, wares,

on goods, &c. or merchandise, exported from any port of Florida, which shall imported prior have been imported before the tenth day of July, one thousand 182014 July eight hundred and twenty-one.

11. That the first section of an act passed on the second Tho Ist secday of March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, enti- tion of an act tled “ An act supplementary to the acts concerning the coasting 1819, altered trade,” be so far allered and amended that the sea coasts and so far as to die navigable rivers of the United States be, and the same are here. coasts, &c. by, divided into three great districts, the first and second to be

great districts, and remain as therein described, and the third to include all the &c. ports, harbors, sea coasts, and navigable rivers, between the southern limits of Georgia and the river Perdido; and the said third great district, so established, shall be subject to all the regulations and provisions of said act. (Approved, May 7, 1822.)

No drawback

1821.

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