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$ 19. That the salary of the collector of the district of Cape Salary of colVincent shall commence from the time of his appointment. Vincent" &e."

4> 20. That this act shall be in force from and after the thirli- TuUaet in eth day of June next. [Approved, May 7, 1822.] '30TM/TM

■ 1822.

Chap. 112. An act authorizing the payment of certain certificates. Vol. i. p. 400.

Vol. iv. p.

§ 1. Beit enacted, <$-c. That so much of an act, entitled " An 2331. act making further provision for the support of public credit and ^ acTofSd for the redemption of the public debt," passed the third day of ofMarch, March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and so much 1795' of the act, entitled " An act respecting loan office and final set- Ajjjj<*^> °{ tlement certificates, indents of interest, and the unfunded and 1798;"' registered debt, credited on the books of the treasury," passed v°'- '• P- 5°7the twelfth day of June, one thousand seven hundred arid ninety-eight, as bars from settlement or allowance certificates, com- Amcbe1TMj""al monly called loan office and final settlement certificates, and in- Muirawni dents of interest, be, and the same is hereby, suspended for the ^"i^*'^d. term of two years from and after the passing of this act, and from ed for two thence until the end of the next session of congress: a notifica- <*?*!?• ,

r , . . , °, ,.' ... Notification of

tion ot which temporary suspension of the act of limitation shall suspension to be published by the secretary of the treasury, for the information beblUinedof the holders of the said certificates, in one or more of the public papers in each of the United States.

§ 2. That all certificates, commonly called loan office certifi- Outstanding cates, countersigned by The loan officers of the slates, respec- certificates, lively, final settlement certificates, and indents of interest, which, *■<=• may bo at the time of passing this act, shall be outstanding, may be pre- thTtreaaury; sented at the treasury; and, upon the same being liquidated and a"fjb°dnt!&^,~ adjusted, shall be paid to ihe respective holders of the same, with ^'bo paid to interest at six per cent, per annum, from the date of the last pay- th.° holders,

- . * .", . . . B '* with interest,

ment of interest, as endorsed on said certificates. &c.

<§> 3. That, for carrying this act into effect, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars be appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury of the United Stales not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, May 7, 1822 ] *

Chap. 118. An act requiring surveyors general to give bond and security for the faithful disbursement of public mmoy, and to limit their term of office.

<§. 1. Be il enacted, fyc. That, from and after the passing of this Every smveyact, every surveyor general, commissioned by ihe authority of 0[4*bond.Uo the United States, shall, before entering on the duties of his of- wuh security, fice, and every surveyor general now in commission, shall, on or ."^^jojjo before the thirtieth day of September next, execute and deliver, dolls.for the lo the secretary of the treasury of the United States, a bond, bTM,TM *TM"of with good and sufficient security, for the penal sum of thirty public money, thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful disbursement, ac- "cV^uTofcording to law, of all public money placed in his hands for dis- ficiaJ duties, bursement, and for the faithful performance of the duties of his

office. The commis

$ 2. That the commission of every surveyor general now in ;'c°vn"rfg*eunr;. office, shall, unless sooner vacated, by death, resignation, or re- ratnowinofmoval from office, cease and expire on the first day of February «»«

Feb. 1823.

Commissions next; and the commission of every surveyor general, hereafter generafCS- commissioned by the authority of the United States, shall cease after appoint- and expire, unless sooner vacated by death, resignation, or reed^ to expire, movnj (Tom office, in four years from the date of the commission. The president $ 3. That the president of the United States shall, and he is may require hereby authorized, whenever he may deem it expedient, require

any surveyor' ' .' . r T1

general wgive any surveyor general of the United States to give new bond and adduS! s'e- additional security, under the direction of the secretary of the curity,&c. treasury, for the faithful disbursement, according to law, of all

money placed in his hands for disbursement. [Approved, May

7, 1822.]

Chap. 119. An act to authorize the building of lighthouses therein mentioned, and for other purposes.

As soon as the $ I. Beit enacted, iV-c. That, as soon as the jurisdiction of such CTbeon-ced- P0rtl0ns of land at Monhegan Island, on ihe coast of Maine; at ed,&c. the Billingsgate Island, in Barnstable Bay; at Cutter Hunk Island, thoTreasurv near New Bedford, in the stale of Massachusetts; at Slonington to provide for Point, in the state of Connecticut; at Old Field Point, Long Islhoil^oSe and, in the state of New York; at Cape May, in the state of islands and New Jersey; at or near the port of Ocracoke, in the state of lioned,Tnd'to North Carolina; at Cape Florida, and on the Dry Tortugas, or agree for saia-on some place in the vicinity, as the president of the United ofauperin?0" States shall select for the sites of lighthouses; shall be ceded lo, tendents. aru] (|)e property thereof respectively vested in, the United Stales, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to provide, by contracts, which shall be approved by the president, for building lighthouses respectively on such sites, to be so lighted as to be distinguished from other lighthouses near the same; and also to agree for the salaries, wages, or hire, of the persons to be appointed by the president for the superintendence of the same. The secretary $ 2. That the secretary of the treasury be, and he hereby is, mayU'uw the authorized, if he shall deem it expedient, to cause to be removed floating light the floating light placed at or near the said port of Ocracokc, oViJacokTto^ a"d lo have ,ne satajfe placed at the Narrows in the Potomak

be removed, river.

The secretary $ 3. That the secretary of the treasury be, and he hereby is, of the treasury authorized to provide, by contract, for procuring and placing contract,"for* buoys at the following places, to wit : one at Harbor Island Bar, lluo^aiV) one on *>'ne ^°'nt Shoal, one on the Point of Marsh Shoals, one places men- on Swan Island Shoal, one on the east end of Brant Island Shoal, tioned. one on tne Middle Ground Shoal, one on the Bluff Shoal, and - one on the Long Shoal, all being situated on the coast of North Carolina; and also for three butjys for the bar of the port of Georgetown, South Carolina, tionsfir'*" ^ That the following sums be appropriated for the purpose ry°ing "his act °^ carrying the provisions of this act into effect, to be paid out into effect, of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; to wit: For building the lighthouse at Monhegan Island, three thousand dollars; at Billingsgate Island, on Barnstable Bay, two thousand dollars; at Cutler Hunk Island, near New Bedford, and for placing buoys near thereto, three thousand dollars; at Old Field Point, Long Island, two thousand five hundred dollars; for placing a lamp on the mess-house at Fort Niagara, one thousand dollars; for finishing the pier near the port of Kennebunk, in the state of Maine, the further sum of four thousand dollars; for completing the lighthouse on Throgsneck, thcadditional sum of five hundred dollars; for building a light vessel, and placing the same on or near the outer bar of the harbor of New York, fifteen thousand dollars; for placing three buoys on the bar near the port of Georgetown, South Carolina, three hundred dollars; for rebuilding and completing the lighthouse on Frank's Island, in the state of Louisiana, nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars; for building the lighthouse at Stonington Point, three thousand five hundred dollars; for building the lighthouse at Cape May, the sum of five thousand dollars; for building the lighthouse at or near Ocracoke, the sum of twenty thousand dollars; for building the lighthouse at Cape Florida, eight thousand dollars; and for building the lighthouse on the Dry Torlugas, or on some place in the vicinity, eight thousand dollars; and for procuring and placing the buoys on the coast of North Carolina, and for removing the floating light at or near the port of Ocracoke, the sum of one thousand three hundred dollars.

§ 5. That the secretary of the treasury be, and he hereby is, The aceretarjr authorized lo provide, by contract, to be approved by the presi- °y to'prov"^" dent of the -United States, for building a sea wall or pier at the by contract, Isles of Shoals, between Cedar Island and Smutty-Nose Island, ingaseawaii", on the coast of New Hampshire and Maine, conformably to the *|C' Jnllodb report of the commissioners appointed under the fourth section &c.3° *' of the act passed the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, entitled "An act to authorize the building of lighthouses therein mentioned, and for other purposes," and that a sum, not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars, is hcrtby appropriated for the purpose aforesaid, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

$ 6. That the secretary of the treasury be authorized and re- TrhJheCCrclary quired to cause to be erected in the Bay of Delaware, at or near ry io cau" a place called the Shears, near Cape Ilenlopen, by contract or b(ir,J,'*1TM()"'b contracts, to be approved by the president of the United States, contract, at a two piers of sufficient dimensions to be a ha'rbor or shelter for P'ac* called.,

\ ■ • r r i i i • i- the shears, if,

vessels from the ice, if, after a survey made under his direction, &c. the measure shall be deemed expedient; and provided that the The H"^^. jurisdiction of the site where such piers may be erected, shall be tobefiretcedfirst ceded to the United States, according to the conditions in Appropriation such case by law provided; and that, for the purpose of carrying for erection of the same into effect, there be appropriated the sum of twenty- lh8Pierstwo thousand seven hundred dollars, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

<$> 7. That the light authorized to be built on Cross Island, in TM*^*J»«Uthe state of Maine, be, and the same is hereby, directed to be cro«sbland built on the south point of Libby Island; and for building and ^jg^ff completing the same, the sum of five hundred dollars, in addition Appropriation, to the former appropriation, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

$ 8. That the following sums of money be, and the same are ^'.Xpurchasing and hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not othpa*entgiamHof erwise appropriated, for the following purposes, to wit: Four b. Melville thousand dollars to enable the secretary of ihe treasury to purand others. cnaae jjjg patent right of David Melville and others, to a newly

invented lamp for lighting lighthouses; and a sum not exceeding

four thousand two hundred and forty dollars, for placing the

same in lighthouses. Appropriation, <§, 9. That for making and completing a survey of the coast of fhe"uTMPey or8 Florida, under the direction of the president of the United the coast of States, a sum of money, not exceeding six thousand dollars, be, ri?rldl' and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the

treasury not otherwise appropriated, for carrying the same into

effect. [Approved, May 7, 1822.]

Chap. 122. An act confirming claims to lots in the town of Mobile, and to land in the former province of West Florida, which claims have been reported favorably on by the commissioners appointed by the United States.

Claims to lots 1. Be it enacted, fyc. That all the claims to lots in the town fou"°d'on °f Mobile, founded on complete grants derived from either the complete French, British, or Spanish, authorities, reported to the secretaS^Frem*, ry of the treasury by the commissioner for the district east of British,or Pearl river, appointed under the authority of "An act for ascerAOTitie.'"" taining the titles and claims to land in that part of Louisiana ported,&c. re- which lies east of the island of New Orleans," or which were so vafid'.'6" reported by the register and receiver, acting as commissioners, Vol. ii. p.i23i. under the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred 1748." p" and nineteen, entitled "An act for adjusting claims to land, and -establishing land offices, in the'districts east of the island of New Orleans," which are contained in the reports of the commissioner, or of the register and receiver acting as commissioners, and which are, in Iheir opinion, valid, agreeably to the laws, usages, and customs, of the said governments, be, and the same are hereby, recognised as valid.

Ah claims to cj 2. That all the claims to lots in the town aforesaid, reportlots in Mobile. .' . . . . . . . , - . . *.

contained in ed as aforesaid, and contained in the reports ol the commissionthe reports of er or Qr tj,e register and receive!" acting as commissioners, found

tho conimis- , , 9 • i t

sioner, &c. ed on orders of survey, requeues, permissions to settle, or other bearing date written evidences of claims, derived from either the French, Bri

pnor to 20th _ . .' . . . .

Dec.lBos.&c. tish, or Spanish, authorities, and bearing date prior to the twencon6rmed,&c. tje(n 0f December, one thousand eight hundred and three, and which ought, in the opinion of the commissioner, to be confirmed, shall be confirmed in the same manner as if the title had been completed.

tolKbu., * 3- Tnat B" the claims to lots in the town aforesaid, reportcontained in 'ed as aforesaid, and contained in the reports of the commissionthecommnvf er> or °* tne reg's,er ant' receiver acting as commissioners, foundsioner,&c. ed on private conveyances which have passed through the office confirmed,&c. of the commandant, or other evidence, but founded, as the claimants allege, on grants lost by time and accident, and which ought, in the opinion of the commissioner, to be confirmed, shall be confirmed in the same manner as if the titles were in existwnere^ne ence•' Provided, That, in all such claims where the quantity

quantity is

claimed is not ascertained, no one claim shall be confirmed for not a«ccri«ina quantity exceeding seven thousand two hundred square feet. cdi&-c

$ 4. That for all the other claims to lots in the town afore- ^T^J' said, reported as aforesaid, which are contained in the report of in Mobile con* the register and receiver, and which, by the said report, appear roport of the to have been built upon or improved and occupied, on or before reRi*icr, &c. the fifteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thir- J^nat'ionY* teen, the claimants shall be entitled to grants therefor as donations: Provided, That in all such claims, where the quantity J^'*1^.' claimed is not ascertained, no one claim shall bo confirmed for a quantity is not quantity exceeding seven thousand two hundred square feet: ^"afnMo'be And provided also, That all the confirmations and grants provid- confirmed for ed to be made by this act, shall amount only to a relinquishment 7S00*quu« for ever on the part of the United States, of all right and title •*«>*«• whatever to the lots of land so confirmed or granted.

§ 5. That the registers and receivers of the land offices at St. J-'H"'^*"' Helena Courthouse and at Jackson Courthouse, respectively, same powers, shall have the same powers to direct tire manner in which all *en'bythTirt lands confirmed by this act shall be located and surveyed, and •upplen>«»t». also to decide between the parlies in all conflicting and interfer- r*'^c: ing claims, as are given by the act, entitled "An act supple- is67."'p' mentary to the several acts for adjusting the claims to land, and establishing land offices, in the districts east of the island of New Orleans." [Approved, May 8, 1822.J

_ Cuap. 124. An act to establish an additional land ofiicu in the slate of Illinois.

$ 1. Be it enacted, SfC. That so much of the public lands of ^^Hand.*" the United States as lies east of the Mississippi river, north of within the the line separating the thirteenth and fourteenth tiers of town- bribed fnUliships north of the base line, and west of the third principal me- nofs.rtVorm ■ ridian, in the state of Illinois, shall form a land district, for the d,slnc,> disposal of the said lands, and for which purpose a land office A land-office, shall be established at such place therein as the president of the Js^***^ United Slates shall designate, until the same shall be perma- .ignate. Dently fixed by law.

Ǥ. 2. That there shall be a register and receiver appointed to *c"fver*fornd the said land office, to superintend the sales of the public lands the land office, in the said district, who shall reside at the place where the said ^^'f\^9 office shall be established as aforesaid, give security in the same established, manner, in the same sums, and whose compensation, emolu-secum>' tnents, and duties, and authorities, 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 re gisters and receivers of public moneys in the several offices established for the sale of the public lands: Provided, That the Proviso; th# said appointments shall not be made until a sufficient quantity of *ouo"iTmade public lands shall have been surveyed within the said district to mtH,*c. authorize, in the opinion of the president, a public sale of lands within the same. The ro .

$ 3. That the provisions of the second, third, and fifth, sec-iion\ £rr°the lions of the act, entitled " An act to designate the boundaries of *fa districts, and establish land offices, for the disposal of the public of the acta

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