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contained, for and during the additional term of five years, from and after the period of the expiration of the said pensions, respectively: Provided, however, That the said pensions shall alone Proviso. be paid from the proceeds of the privateer pension fund, so called, and without recourse to the United States for any deficiency, (should such occur,) which may hereafter arise thereon: And provided further, That no pension shall be paid to any such wi. Proviso. dow after her intermarraige, nor to any orphan children of such officer, seamen, or marines, after they shall have attained the age of sixteen years. (Approved, April 9, 1824.)

Chap. 36. An act to change the terms of the circuit and district courts of the United States

in the state of Ohio, and one of the terms of the circuit court in Kentucky.

Sl. Be it enacted, &-c. That the circuit court of the United The circuit

in court for the States, within and for the district of Ohio, instead of the time Ohio district, now fixed by law, shall be held on the second Monday of July to be held on

" the second next; and thereafter on the first Mondays of January and June, Monday of in each year; and the district court of the United States, in and July next, and

and thereafter, for said district, shall liereafter be held on the Mondays next suc- &c. ceeding the times herein fixed for holding the circuit court. § 2. That the next fall term of the circuit court of the Unit- The next fall

term of the ed States for ihe district of Kentucky, be commenced and held circuit court on the second Monday in October next, in lieu of the first Mon- for the Ken.

lucky district, day in November: Provided, That this act shall not be con- &c. strued to extend to, or embrace, any other or future term of the Proviso. said circuit court, than the next November term, as aforesaid. § 3. That all recognizances, process, suits, and proceedings, A

8°, zances, &c. to of every kind, whether of a civil or criminal nature, commenced be proceeded or pending in cither of said courts, shall be returned to, proceeded in, and determined at, the terms herein provided for, in holding said the same manner as if the time of holding said courts had not been changed. been changed. [Approved, April 22, 18:24.)

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Chap. 38. An act to alter the times of holding the district court of the United States for the

district of Illinois. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That, in lieu of the times now appoint. The district

court for the ed by law, the district court of the United States for the district district of of Illinois, shall be hereafter bolden on the third Mondays in Illinois, to be

"holdenon, &c. June and November in each year.

§ 2. That all wrils, pleas, suits, recognizances, indictments, All writs to and all other proceedings of a civil or criminal nature, now be

warunc, now in, &c. as if pending in, or which are, or may be returnable to, said court, the time of shall be heard, tried, and proceeded with, by the said court, in holding

g said

court had not the same manner as if no alteration of the times of holding said been changed. court had taken place. (Approved, April 22, 1824.]

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ementary to the act en. Vol. i. p. 715. Cuap.40. An act supplementary to the act, entitled "An act supplementary to the act, en

" Vol. iii. p. titled An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt."

1932. $1. Be it enacted, Sc. That the person or persons who shall Persons com

missioned to or may be commissioned, either by any judge of the supreme administer court of the United States, or by any district judge of the United der the act of

&c. to issue a cita

torney, if ei

6th Jan. 1800, States, to administer the oath prescribed by the act, entitled to have full." An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt,” passed

on the sixth day of January, anno domini, one thousand eight to his creditor, hundred, shall, and may have full power and authority to issue agent, or at

a citation, directed to the creditor, bis agent or attorney, if either lives

ther lives within one hundred miles of the place of imprisonment, within 100

requiring him to appear at the time and place therein mentioned, miles of the place or im- if he see fit, to show cause why the said oath or affirmation should prisonment. not be administered. The creditor, 2. That, if the creditor, his agent, or attorney, lives within &c. is living within 50 fifty miles of the place of imprisonment, only fifteen days previniles, to give ous notice by citation shall be required. [Approved, April 22, fifteen days previous no 1824.) iice.

CHAP. 45. An act to alter the times of holding the district court, in the district of Missouri. The district

$1. Be it enacted, &c. That the district court, for the district souri, to be

of Missouri, shall hereafter be held on the first Mondays in held on the March and September, in every year; any thing in any act herein March and tofore passed, to the contrary notwithstanding. September,

$ 2. That all writs, pleas, suits, recognizances, indictments, Writs, &c. to and all other proceedings, civil and criminal, shall be heard, tried, be proceeded and proceeded with, by the said court, at the times fixed in the no alteration" first section of this act, in the same manner as if no alteration in had been made.

the times for holding said court had taken place. [Approved, April 29, 1824.)

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CHAP. 46. An act to procure the necessary surveys, plans, and ostimates, upon the subject of

roads and canals. The president § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the president of the United States to cause the necessary sur- is hereby authorized to cause the necessary surveys, plans, and veys, &c. to estimates, to be made of the routes of such roads and canals as be of such roads he may deem of national importance, in a commercial or military and canals, point of view, or necessary for the transportation of the public as he may deem of mail; designating, in the case of each canal, what parts may be

made capable of sloop navigation : the surveys, plans, and estiportance, &c.

mates, for each, when completed, to be laid before congress. Two or more skilful engi

§ 2. That, to carry into effect the objects of this act, the preneers to be

sident be, and he is hereby, authorized to employ two or more employed.

skilful civil engineers, and such officers of the corps of engineers, or who may be detailed to do duty with that corps, as he may think proper; and the sum of thiriy thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, April 30, 1824.)

CHAP. 65. An act declaring the consent of congress to certain acts of the state of Alabama. Consent of

$ 1. Be it enacted, 8c. That the consent of congress be, and congress given to the acts of bereby is, granted to the operation of an act of the general asthe general sembly of the state of Alabama, passed on the thirtieth of DeAlabama, of cember, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, entitled the odds and "An act to improve the navigation of the Conșa river, and to aid 1823.

court for

ngton

Monday of

and 2d Mon

in its connexion with the Tennessee waters; and, also, to an act,
passed on the thirty-first of December, one thousand eight hun-
dred and twenty-three, entitled “ An act to improve the naviga-
tion of the Tennessee river.” Approved, May 13, 1824.]
Chap. 66. An act altering the times of holding the courts in the district of Columbia.

S 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the circuit court, for Washington The circuit county, in the district of Columbia, shall hereafter commence Wash and be held on the third Monday of December, and first Monday county in the of May, in each year, instead of the days now fixed by law; and lumbia, to be

district of Cothe circuit court for Alexandria county, in said district, on the held on the 3d fourth Monday of November, and the second Monday of April, December, instead of the days now established by law; and that all process and first Mon

w day in May; whatsoever, now issued, or which may be issued, in the respec- and that for' tive counties of Washington and Alexandria, in said district, re- Alexandria

c county, on the turnable to the days, respectively, now fixed by law, for each of 1st Monday of the said counties, shall be returnable, and returned, on the days November, prescribed by this act; and all causes, recognizances, pleas, and day of April, proceedings, civil, and criminal, returnable to, and depending annually. before, the said courts, at the respective times of holding the same, as heretofore established, shall be returned, and continued, in the same counties, respectively, in the same manner as if the said causes, recognizances, pleas, and proceedings, had been regularly retårned or continued, to the said respective times appointed by this act for holding the said courts. [Approved, May 13, 1824.) CHAP. 88. An act to provide for extinguishment of the debt due to the United States, by Vol.ii.p. the purchasers of public lands.

1807. 1839.

1926. 1969.

o Vol. iv. p. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That, in all cases where the purchas

2105. er, or legal holder, of any certificate of purchase of any of the Whero tho

purchaser or public lands of the United States, may have obtained a certifi- purg

holder of any cate of further credit under the provisions of an act, passed the public lands,

be hundred and twenty has obtained a second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty

certificate of one, entitled “ An act for the relief of the purchasers of public further credit,

under the act lands, prior to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred

of 23 March, and twenty," or of the acts supplementary thereto, of the twen- 1821, he shall

and be allowed, tieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and bec of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and twentythree, the person obtaining such certificate, or the legal holder thereof, shall be allowed, at any time prior to the tenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, to file, with the register of the land office, in the district where such land is situated, a relinquishinent, in writing, of any section, half section, quarter section, or legal subdivision of a fractional section, made according to tbe provisions of the existing laws, in relation to ihe survey and sale of the public lands; and any payment made, on any tract of land, so relinquished, shall be applied to the payment of the amount due on any tract retained by said purchaser, or legal holder of a certificate of purchase ; which relinquishment shall be allowed only on condition that any such purchaser, or legal holder of a certificate of purchase, relinquish Vol. III.

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a sufficient quantity of land thereby to complete his or her payments due to the United States, on any lands retained, or pay the balance due, and which may afterwards become due, in mo ney, before or at the time of such relinquishment; and on the payment of such balance in money, there shall be allowed, on

the amount so paid, a deduction at the rate of thirty-seven and Proriso. a half per centum : Provided, That nothing herein contained,

shall entitle the person making such relinquishment to claim any

repayment from the United States, on account of any lands so reProviso. linquished : And provided further, That nothing herein contain

ed shall authorize any discounts upon payments made by relin

quishment. A deduction at $ 2. That all purchasers, or legal holders of any certificate of thirte seven purchase, of any of the public lands of the United States, who and a half per may have obtained a certificate of further credit, under the promade on com

m. visions of the several acts above mentioned, on making com

10 plete pay plete payment, previous to the tenth of April, eighleen hundred

and twenty-five, of every instalment then due, and which shall afterwards become payable, shall be allowed, upon the amount so paid, a deduction, at the rate of thirty-seven and an half per

centum. Duty of the $ 3. That it shall be the duty of the registers and receivers of registers and the land offices of the United States, immediately after the tenth receivers.

of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, to return complete lists of the lands relinquished 10 the United States, within their districts; and such lands shall be exposed to sale, as other pub

lic lands of the United States. Fees to be ale $ 4. That the register and receiver of any land office, shall be I them. allowed double the fees given them by the act of the second of

March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, for like services, to be paid by the person or persons availing themselves of

the provisions of this act. The provisions $ 5. That the provisions of this act be extended to town lots, of this act to extend to town and out lots, reserved for that purpose, and sold by the United lots, &c.

States on a credit. (Approved, May 18, 1824.] Vol. iii. p.

Chap. 136. An act to amend the several acts imposing duties on imports. 1587. 1705.

$1. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the thirtieth day Specific duties of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, in lieu of ported. s im- the duties now imposed by law on the importation of the arti

cles hereinafter mentioned, there shall be levied, collected, and • Sail duck. paid, the following duties, that is to say: First. On sail duck,

osnaburgs, burlaps, and ticklenbergs, a duiy of fifteen per centum ad valorem.« On all manufactures of wool, or of which wool shall be a component part, except worsted stuff goods and blankets, which shall pay twenty-five per centum ad valorem, a duty of thirly per centum ad valorem, until the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, and after

that time, a duty of thirty-three and a third per centum ad valoProviso. rem: Provided, That, on all manufactures of wool, except flan

nels and baizes, the actual value of which at the place whence imported, shall not exceed thirty-three and a third cents per square yard, shall be charged with a duty of twenty-five per

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centum ad valorem. Second. On all manufactures, not herein Specific duspecificd, of cotton, flax, or hemp, or of which either of these is.com.goods materials shall be a component part, and on all manufactures of Cotton, &c. silk, or of which silk shall be a component material, coming from beyond the cape of Good Hope, a duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem ; on all other manufactures of silk, or of which silk shall be a component material, twenty per centum ad • valorem : Provided, That all cotton cloths whatsoever, or cloths Proviso.

of which cotton shall be a component material, excepting nankeens imported directly from China, the original cost of which, at the place whence imported, with the addition of twenty per centum, if imported from the cape of Good Hope, or any place beyond it; and of ten per centum, if imported from any other place, shall be less than thirty cents per square yard, shall, with such addition, be taken and deemed to have cost thirty cents per square yard, and shall be charged with duty accordingly. And that all unbleached and uncolored cotton twist, yarn, or thread, the original cost of which shall be less than sixty cents per pound, shall be deemed and taken to have cost sixty cents per pound, and shall be charged with duty accordingly. And all bleached or colored cotton yarn, twist, or thread, the original cost of which shall be less than seventy-five cents per pound shall be deemed and taken to have cost seventy-five cents per pound, and shall be charged with duty accordingly: Provided also, That the Proviso. provisions of this act shall not apply to, or be enforced against, importations of goods from ports or places eastward of the cape of Good Hope, or beyond Cape Horn, before the first of January hext ensuing. Third. On wool unmanufactured, a duty of twen- Wool unmanty per centum ad valorem, until the first day of June, one thous- uactured. and eight hundred and twenty-five ; afterwards, a duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem, until the first June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six; afterwards, a duty of thirty per centum ad valorem : Provided, That all wool, the actual value Proviso. of which, at the place whence imported, shall not exceed ten cents per pound, shall be charged with a duty of fifteen, per centum ad valorem, and no more. Fourth. On all Leghorn hats Leghorn hats, or bonnets, and all hats or bonnets of straw, chip, or grass, and on all flats, braids, or plats for making of hats or bonnets, a duty of fifty per centum ad valorem : Provided, That all Leghorn hats Proviso. and bonnets, and all hats or bonnets of straw, chip, or grass, which, at the place whence imported, with the addition of ten per centum, shall have cost less ihan one dollar each, shall with such addition, be taken and deemed to have cost one dollar each, and shall be charged with duty accordingly. Fifth. On japan- Japanned ned wares of all kinds, on plated wares of all kinds, and on all wares, a manufactures, not otherwise specified, made of brass, iron, steel, pewter, lead, or tin, or of which either of these metals is a component material, a duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem. On boliing cloths, fifteen per centum ad valorem ; on hair cloth and hair seating, thirty per centum ad valorem; on marble, and all manufactures of marble, thirty per centum ad valorem ; on all paper hangings, forty per centum ad valorem ; on coach laces, of cotton or other material, thirty-five per centum ad valorem ; on all other laces, twelve and a half per centum

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