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claims in East
the time for
first mentioned half quarters, in such manner as shall be directed by the secretary of the treasury.
$ 2. That the commissioners appointed to ascertain claims Tho commis-, and tiles to land in East Florida, be, and they are hereby, au- clai
ind they are horoby o sioners of land thorized to continue their session until the first Monday of San- Florida, to uary, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, under the
indows continue their
session until same laws, ordinances, and regulations, heretofore established for the 1st Mon
day in Januatheir governmeni.
ry, 1826. $ 3. That so much of the act, entitled " An act to extend part of the the time limited for the settlement of private land claims in Flo- act extending rida, as renders void all claims to land in said territory, not filed the settlement on or before the first day of September, one thousand eighị hun- of private land
claims in Flodred and twenty-four, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and rida, repealed. il shall be lawful for claims to be filed before the board of com- y
aam. Vol. iii. p. missioners in East Florida, any time prior to the first day of November, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.
84. That there shall be appointed two additional clerks to Two addition. the board of condinissioners of East Florida, to each of whom al cle
al clerks to be
appointed for shall be allowed the sum of seven hundred dollars, to be paid the board of quarterly by the treasury of the United States.
ers of E. Flo$ 5. That each of the commissioners appointed for the ex- rida. amination of claims in East Florida, be allowed at the rate of
rule of the commis. two thousand dollars per annuin, in full for their services, to be sioners. paid quarterly at the treasury of the United States, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, Proviso. however, That no one of said commissioners shall be entitled to draw any portion of the compensation hereby allowed him, except on showing an actual and faithful performance of the duties required of him.
$ 6. That it shall be the duty of the lale commissioners for Duty of the the examination of litles and claims to lands in West Florida, sioners and and of their clerk, to deliver to the register and receiver of the their clerk. land office for the western land district of Florida, all records, evidence, and papers, in the possession of them, or either of them, relating to said titles and claims. And it shall be the duty Duty of the
register and of said register and receiver to examine and decide on all titles receiver, and claims to land in West Florida, not heretofore decided upon by said commissioners, subject to the limitations, and in conformity with the provisions of the acts of congress heretofore passed on that subject. 87. That the several claimants to land, in said district, where Claimants,
where their claims have not been heretofore decided on, be permitted to file claims haye their claims, and the evidence in support of them, with the re- not heretoforo
been decided gister and receiver of said districi, at any time before the first on, permitted day of November next, whose duty it shall be to report the same, with their decision thereon, to the secretary of the treasury, on ier and receivor before the first day of January next, to be laid before congress is: Novom at the next session. $ 8. That the said register and receiver shall have power to the register
wies and who'shall be and receiver appoint their clerk, and prescribe his duties, and who shall be an
empowered to allowed, in full compensation for his services, the sum of eight appoint their hundred dollars, and said register and receiver shall each be al- Clerk, lowed the sum of one thousand dollars for the performance of
to file them, with the regis
er, before the
for the fai.h
ance of their duties.
Said officers to cause a
&c. of the
relation to the
the duties required of them by this act, which said several sums of money shall be paid said register and receiver, and their clerk, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, whenever ihe business is completed, and the report approved by
the secretary of the treasury. The president $ 9. That the president of the United States be, and he is to appoint mo hereby, authorized to appoint two officers, to be called the keeppublic ar- ers of the public archives in the territory of Florida, one of whom chives in Flo.
shall keep his office at St. Augustine, in East Florida, and the
other at Pensacola, in West Florida. Said officers S 10. That the said officers shall each give bond and security to give bond and security
in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, for the safe keeping and in
preservation of the said arcbives, and for the faithful performful perform
cance of the duties of their respective offices, and the translation
of such of the records and documents as are hereinafter provided for, and shall each receive a salary of five hundred dollars, 10 be paid quarterly from the treasury of the United States.
S 11. That the said officers shall cause to be made a faithful
and complete Translation and record of all the Spanish records complete Translation, and documents delivered to them, and having relation to land
claims derived from the Spanish and British governments, discords having tinguishing and keeping separately those which relate to grants
the made within the districts of Baton Rouge, Mobile, north of latitude derived from thirty-one, and those made within the present limits of Florithe Spanish and British da; a complete descriptive list of each of which translations and governments. records, when completed, shall be forwarded to the secretary of
the treasury, and the said officers shall, severally, be entitled 10 receive from the treasury of the United States, on the coinpletion of the work, a compensation at the rate of ten cents for each
hundred words by them translated and recorded. Said officers $ 12. That the said officers shall make out and deliver to into deliver co
Sdividual applicants, copies or translations of any documents in lations to in their said offices, on being paid for the same at the rate of six dividual appli
pp" and one fourth cents for each hundred words. Money appro- § 13. That the several sums of money hereby appropriated, priated by this shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise apact to be paid from the trea- propriated. (Approved, March 3, 1825.) sury.
Chap. 307. An act to establish the city of Hudson and the city of Troy, in the state of
of delivery, and to abo ish Topsham as a port of delivery. The cities of $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the city of Hudson and the city Troy, in New of Troy, in the state of New York, Bowdoinham, in the district York, &c. of Bath, in the state of Maine, and Fairport, in the district of made ports of delivery. Cuyahoga, in the state of Ohio, be, and the same are hereby, se
verally, made a port of delivery. delivery at 2. That the port of delivery established at Topsham, in the
state of Maine, be, and the same is hereby, abolished. \ApprovMaine, abole
ed, March 3, 18:25.]
pies or trans
CHAP. 310. An act to authorize the register or enrolment and license to be issued in the vol. iv. o.
name of the president or secretary of any incorporate company, owning a steam boat or 2256. vossel.
. and licenses
&c. to be is
ath as to the
$1. Be it enacted, &c. That enrolments and licenses for steam Enrolments boats or vessels, owned by any incorporated company, may be ar
for steam issued in the name of the president or secretary of such compa- boats, &c. ny; and that such enrolments and licenses shall not be vacated owned by any or affected by a sale of any share or shares of any stockholder or company, lo stockholders, in such company.
be issued in
the name, &c. $ 2. That registers for steam boats or vessels, owned by any Register for,
steam boats, incorporated company, may be issued in the name of the president or secretary of such company; and that such register shall sued in the not be vacated or affected by a sale of any share or shares of any president or
name of the stockholder or stockholders in such company.
such compa3. That, upon the death, removal, or resignation, of the ny." president or secretary of any incorporated company, owning any Upo steam boat or vessel, a new register, or enrolment and license, the president, as the case way be, shall be taken out for such steam boat or a new licenso
shall be taken vessel..
ny ously to license, for any steam boat or vessel, owned by any company, og
granling a re the president or secretary of such company shall swear, or af- gister, The firm, as to the ownership of such steamı boat or vessel, by such president or
secretary company, without designating the names of the persons compos- shall take an ing such coinpany; which oath, or affirmation, shall be deeined 0
wan be deemed ownership of sufficient, without requiring the oath or affirmation of any other said steam
boat, &c. person interested or concerned in such steam boat or vessel. § 5. That, before granting a register for any steam boat or Before grant,
ident ing a register, vessel, so owned by any incorporated coinpany, the president or the secretary tliereof shall swear, or affirm, that, to the best of his or secretary
shall swear knowledge and belief, no part of such steam boat or vessel has that no part been, or is then, owned by any foreigner or foreigners. [Ap- of such steam
boat, &c. is proved, March 3, 1825.)
owned, &c. Chat. 313. An act to alter the terms of the district court of the United Siates in the
western district of Virginia.
district court and for the western district of Virginia, instead of the time now
for the wesfixed by law, shall be holden on the days and at the places here- tern district of
n Virginia, inafter mentioned, namely, at Staunton, on the last Mondays in it March and August ; at Wythe Court House, on the first Mondays in April and September; at Lewisburg, on the Fridays after the first Mondays in April and September, and at Clarksburg, on the first Mondays of June and November, in each year.
§ 2. That all recognizances, process, suits and proceedings, Recognizan. of every kind, whether of a civil or criminal nature, commenced cer or pending in either of said courts, shall be returned to, pro- with as before. ceeded in, and determined at, the terins herein provided for, in the same manner as if the time of holding said courts had not been changed. (Approved, March 3, 1825.]
&c. to be proceeded
Chap. 318. An act concerning wrecks on the coast of Florida. $ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That, if any ship or vessel shall, after Any ship or
a wrec k, on
foreign port. V
wreck on the
forfeited, if en the passing of this act, be engaged or employed in carrying or
oro. transporting any property whatsoever, taken from any wreck perly, whatev- from the sea, or from qanys of the uays or shoals, within the juriser, iaken from disti
om diction of the United States, on the coast of Florida, lo any the coast of foreign port or place, every such ship or vessel, so engaged and
y employed, together with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, shall be wholly forfeited, and may be seized and condemned in any court of the United States or territories thereof, having compe
tent jurisdiction. All property 2. That all properly, of every description whatsoever, which taken from a shall be taken from any wreck from the sea, or from any of the coast of Flori- keys and shoals, within the jurisdiction of the United States, on da, to be
the coast of Florida, shall be brought to some port of entry brought to, &c. within the jurisdiction aforesaid. All forfeitures, . yo. In
5.3. That all and every forfeiture or forfeitures, which shall
all and er incurred under be incurred by virtue of the provisions of this aci, shall accrue
one moiety to the informer or informers, and the other to the moiety to the United States, and may be mitigated or remilled, in manner The other to prescribed by the act, entitled “ An act 10 provide for mitigatthe U. Slates, jog or remitting the forfeitures, penalties, and disabilities, accruVol. i. p. 459. ing in certain cases therein mentioned," passed the third day of .
March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, and made perpetual by an act passed eleventh February, one thousand eight hundred. [Approved, March 3, 1825.] .
this act, to accrue one
Chap. 322. An act to extend the line of issuing and locating military land warrants to offi
cers and soldiers of the revolutionary army.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the time limited by the second The time limited by the section of the act approved the twenty-fourth day of February, act of 24th February,
one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, for issuing military
a 1819, for issu- land warrants to the officers and soldiers of the revolutionary ing military
mis army, shall be extended till the fourth of March, one thousand extended. eight hundred and twenty-seven, and the time for locating the Vol. iii. p. 1721.
unlocated warrants shall be extended till the first day of Octo-
the Cape of Good Hope. Castine, in the $1. Be it enacted, fc. That, from and after the first day of state of April next, Castine, in ihe state of Maine, shall be, and is here
tan..bv. made a port of entry for ships or vessels coming from beport of entry. by:
yond the Cape of Good Hope. (Approved, March 3, 1825.)
CHAP. 324. An act 10 authorize the building of light houses and light vessels, and beacons,
and monuments, therein mentioned ; and for other purposes. Secretary of $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the secretary of ihe treasury be, the tre
sury, and he is hereby, empowered to provide by contract, for building building light light houses and light vessels, erecting beacons and monuments,
C. and placing buoys, on the following sites or shoals, to wit: A Miche home light house on a proper site on Moose Peak islands, in the state on Moose of Maine ; and a monument on a proper site on Stage Island, in the Peak islands.. same state. A light house on a proper site, at or near the mouth At the mouth
of Burlington harbor, in the state of Vermont. A house at the of Burlington entrance of Nantucket harbor, for the keeper ;' with a lower on
ho the same for the lantern, in the state of Massachusetts. A light the keeper, house on Dutch island, in Narraganset bay, in the state of Rhode A light h
house Island ; and a small beacon light on Warwick neck, in the same on Butch islstate. Three small beacons at the entrance of Mill River harbor, 3 small bea. in the state of Connecticut. A light house near the Fire Island cons, &c.
A light house inlet, on the south side of Long Island, in the state of New near the Fire York; and a light house on Stoney Point, instead of Verplank's Island inlet, Point, as heretofore directed, in the same stale. A light house Al Cedar on Cedar point, at or near the mouth of Patuxent river, in the point, &c. state of Maryland, and a small beacon light on Point Look Out, at the mouth of Potomac, in the same state. A light vessel for A light vessel Albemarle Sound, in the state of North Carolina, to be placed for Albemarlo either al or near (the) south point of Roanoke Island, or at the end of Wade's Point Shoal, at the mouth of Pasquotank river, in the same state. A light house on Point Defer, in the state of On Point DoLouisiana.
8 2. That there be appropriated, out of any money in the trea- Appropriasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of money, to 'ion wit: For a light house on the Moose Peak islands, in the state of Maine, four thousand dollars; for a monument on Stage island, one thousand five hundred dollars; and for placing a buoy in Winter harbor, in the same stale, fifty dollars. For a light house at the mouth of Burlington harbor, in the state of Vermont, lour thousand dollars. For the keeper's house at the entrance of Nantucket harbor, with a tower on the same, in the state of Massachusetts, sixteen hundred dollars. For a light house on Dutch island, in Narraganset bay, in the state of Rhode Island, ihree thousand dollars; and for a small beacon light on Warwick neck, in the same state, one thousand dollars. For three small beacons at the entrance of Mill River harbor, in the state of Connecticut, two thousand six hundred dollars. For a light house near Fire Island inlet, in the state of New York, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars; and for the light house heretofore directed to be built on Throg's Neck, and for the site thereof, in the same state, seven thousand dollars. For a light house on Cedar Point, in the state of Maryland, six thousand dollars ; and for a small beacon light on Point Look Out, in the same state, one thousand eight hundred dollars. For the light vessel to be placed in Albemarle Sound, in the state of North Carolina, a sum not exceeding five thousand five hundred dollars. For replacing the buoy at Ocracoke Inlet, and for two buoys to be placed, one at Fulcher's Point, and one at Cross Rock, Croaton Sound, in the same state, one hundred and eighty' dollars. For three buoys to be anchored at proper places, at the entrance of the harbor of Pensacola, in the territory of Florida, one hundred and eighty dollars. For the light house on Point Defer, in the state of Louisiana, ten thousand dollars. For completing the work to secure Plymouth Beach, in the state of Massachusetts, five thousand seven hun. dred any twelve dollars. For erecting a pier at the mouth of Cayahoga river, in the state of Ohio, five thousand dollars; and
landins: For alle site iherbore direct een thousialet, in hundred