« ForrigeFortsett »
upon the Bluff, near fort Tompkins, on Staten Island ; one in Princess Bay, on said island; and two on the highland of Neversink. In Delaware Bay, a light house on the Brandywine Delawaro. Shoals. In the state of Maryland, a light house on Cove Point, Maryland. instead of Cedar Point, as heretofore ordered. A light house on Smith's Island, one on Concord Point, at or near the mouth of the Susquehannah river; and a light vessel to be anchored at or near Hooper's straits, Chesapeake Bay. In the state of Vir- Virginia. ginia, a light house on Smith's Island, near Cape Charles, on a proper site 10 be selected, under the direction of the secretary of ihe treasury. In the state of North Carolina, a light vessel, North Caronot to be under fifty, nor to exceed eighty tons, to be anchored at the southwest straddle of the Royal Shoal; and the beacon on Federal Point, at the New inlet of Cape Fear river, to be made a beacon light. In the state of South Carolina, lighe house on South CaroCape Romaine or its vicinity, or a light vessel to be anchored off the said cape, or its vicinity; the preference to be given to the one or the other, which, in the opinion of the secretary of the treasury, shall best subserve the purposes of navigation, and afford security to the same. In the state of Georgia, a beacon on Georgia. Grass Island, at the entrance to Cockspur harbor. In the state of Mississippi, a light house on the Mississippi river, at the town Mississippi. of Natchez.
§ 2. That the following sums of money be, and same are here- Sums approby, appropriated, to wit: In the state of Maine, four thousand priated.
Maino. dollars for a light house on Mantinicus rock; and four thousand dollars for one on Pemaquid point. In the state of Massachusetts, Massachutwo thousand five hundred dollars for a light house at or near the end of Long Poini, Provincetown harbor; eight thousand for a light vessel to be anchored at or near Tuckanuck shoal, in the Vineyard sound; and ninety dollars for spar buoys, to be anchored, one on the middle ground shoal, near the entrance of Salem harbor, and one on the ledge rocks, off Dorchester flatts, in Boston harbor; three thousand five hundred dollars for a light house on the end of Sandy Neck, at or near the mouth of Barnstable harbor; and two hundred dollars for placing buoys on proper sites, in or near the harbor of Gloucester. In the state of Rhode Rhode Island. Island, sixty dollars for buoys on Sally Rock, at or near the entrance of the harbor of East Greenwich. In the state of Connec- Connecticut. ticut, four thousand dollars for a light house, to be located on Routon neck, or on the west end of Norwalk, Long Island ; one thousand dollars for a beacon on the Round Shoals, at the mouth of the Ousatonic river ; one hundred and twenty-five dollars for placing buoys on the following sites, to wit: one on Thimble Island reef, one on Inn reef, one on Negro Head, one on Brown reef, and one on Bird's reef, at or near the entrance of Brandford harbor : and one hundred dollars for making an examination and a survey, if necessary, to ascertain the utility and expense of erecting beacons in Long Island sound, on Shipman's reef, lying near the promontory of the same name, in Stanford, on Smith's ledge, opposite the town of Darien, and on a reef known by the name of Patrick's horse, at the western extremity of Norwalk harbor. In the state of New York, a light house ai or near Dunkirk, six New York. Vol. Ill.
thousand dollars, on Lake Erie; two thousand five hundred dollars for one at the east end of Lake Erie, on a site to be selected ; four thousand dollars for one on Plum Island, in Long Island sound ; three thousand dollars for one on Tibit's point, Lake On
tario. In the states of New York and New Jersey, tbirly thous
, and New Jer- and dollars for a light house upon the bluff, near Fort Tompkins,
on Staten Island, for one in Princess bay, on said island, and two on the highlands of Neversink; also, for keeping the buoys, now anchored, the one on the Romer, on the southwest point of the eastern branch, and the other on the north-east point of Sandy Hook, known by the name of the False Hook, and for placing spar buoys along the channel, from the bar to the souih-west spit, and from thence to the Middle Ground and at such other places between the last mentioned place and the city, as may be deemed necessary; and also spar buoys on the Stepping Stone,
Execution rocks, and Middle Ground in Long Island sound. New Jersey, the state of New Jersey, three hundred dollars for placing buoys
at proper sites, five buoys at the entrance of the harbor of Lilile Delaware.
Egg harbor. In the bay of Delaware, twenty-nine thousand and
two hundred dollars for a light house on the Brandywine shoals. Maryland. In the state of Maryland, three thousand five hundred dollars for
a light house on Smith's Island ; two thousand five hundred dollars for one on Concord point, at or near the mouth of Sus
quehannah river; and four thousand dollars for a light vessel at Maryland, Hooper's straits. In the states of Maryland and Virginia, six and Virginia. hundred and sixty dollars for placing buoys in the river Potomac,
to wit: one at Port Tobacco shoals, four on the south side of Nanjemoy reach, one on Lower Cedar point bar, one on Craney
Island bar, and four for designating the channel in that part of Virginia.
the river called the Kettle Bottoms. In the state of Virginia, ten
thousand dollars for a light house on Smith's Island, near Cape North Caro- Charles, on a proper site to be selected. In the state of North Caro
lina, nine thousand five hundred dollars for a light vessel, to be anchored at the south west straddle, Royal shoal; and two thousand dollars for a beacon light on Federal point, Cape Fear river; and one hundred and sixty dollars for buoys, to be placed
on proper sites, on the north and south sides of New Inlei, near In South
Federal point. In the state of South Carolina, iwo hundred and Carolina. forly dollars for buoys, to be placed on the bar of Georgetown;
and seventeen Thousand dollars for a light house on Cape Ro
maine, or a light vessel to be anchored offsaid cape. In the state Alabama. of Alabama, three hundred and twenty dollars for buoys, to be
placed on the following points, to wit: A spar buoy'at the southeast extremity of the shoal projecting from Mobile point, one on the west side of the channel on the bar, one on the south-east
side of the spit projecting from Sand island, and one on Dog Louisiana. river bar. In the state of Louisiana, one thousand one hundred
dollars, for placing eleven buoys on proper sites, at the entrance of the Mississippi river, and six hundred dollars for three lamps
or lights, to wit: one for Petit Coquelles, one for Chef Menteur, Georgia. ånd one for Fort St. Philip. In the state of Georgia, fifty thous
and dollars, to be applied under the direction of the president of the United States, to remove obstructions in the river Savannah,
below the city of Savannah ; one thousand five hundred dollars for a beacon on Grass island, at the entrance of Cockspur harbor. In the state of Mississippi, not exceeding one thousand Mississippi. five hundred dollars for a light house on the Mississippi river, at the town of Natchez. In the territory of Florida, not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars for a light house on Sambo Keys, or Sand Key.
$ 3: That the keeper of Quaddy Head light house, in the state Choco per of of Maine, shall be allowed, in addition to his present salary, the light house, sum of sixty dollars annually, for ringing the bell connected with Maine. said light house, from the time he commenced ringing said bell.
4. That, when the light house, directed to be built on the When the highlands of Neversink, in the state of New Jersey, shall be built the highlands and lighted, the light vessel, at present anchored at the Hook, of Neversink, shall be removed, and anchored at or near five fathom bank, off lighted, the the capes of Delaware bay. And also, that when the Brandy- light vessel, at wine light house shall be lighted, the Brandywine light vessel, if chored at the the same will answer the purpose, shall be anchored at or near Hook, shall be
removed, &c. Tuckapuck shoal, in the Vineyard sound.
5. That, whenever the light house, directed to be built on When the a proper site, near Buffalo creek, in the state of New York, shall be built near be built and lighted, the present lighthouse near Buffalo shall Buffalo Creek, not be lighted. And that the secretary of the treasury be, and and lighted, he is hereby, authorized to cause the light house, heretofore di- the prosent rected to be built on Throgg's neck, to be erected either on the shall not bo
lighted. said neck, or the reef adjacent thereto, as he may deem expedient.
$ 6. That the several appropriations herein made, shall be Sums appropaid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. paid from the | Approved, May 18, 1826.)
treasury. CHAP. 14. An act to allow co npensation to such witnesses, on the part of the United
States, as may be imprisoned, to compel their attendance in court, on account of their inability to give security in a recognizance.
$ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the marshals for the several districts The marshals and territories of the United States be authorized to pay such as these xeral persons as may have been, or shall hereafter be, imprisoned on of the United account of inability to give security in a recognizance for their Coates.mpena attendance as witnesses on behalf of the United States, the same sation to such sum, for each day's imprisonment, as is provided by law for wit
prisoned, &c. nesses actually attending court under process: Provided, The Proviso.". said allowance be first fixed and certified by the proper judge, as in case of jurors. [Approved, May 20, 1826.)
Chap. 81. An aci concerning the United States' arsenal in Georgia. $1. Be it enacted, Sc. That the secretary of war be, and he is Secretary of hereby, authorized 10 cause to be purchased, in the vicinity of to be purchasAugusta, a suitable site for an United States' arsenal, and to be ed in the vicierected thereon such buildings as may be necessary, in lieu of ta, a proper those at this time occupied for such purpose : Provided, such site for an U. site can be obtained upon reasonable ierms, and with a proper nal. regard to health, and to the public convenience: And provided Proviso; also, That the consent of the proper authorities of the state of sent of the Georgia shall be given thereto, and the jurisdiction over the same proper authorbe ceded to the United Stales.
A sum not es. $ 2. That a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars be, ceeding 70 000 dolls. appro
and the same is hereby, appropriated for the objects aforesaid, friated, &c. out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
And that the secretary of war be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be sold, or otherwise disposed of, the buildings above mentioned, at present used as an arsenal, with the ground on which they stand, so as may best conduce to the public interest, and to the object aforesaid. (Approved, May 20, 1826.]
Char. 82. An act to appropriate lands for the support of schools in certain townships and
fractional townships, not before provided for. Following $1. Be it enacted, &c. That, to make provision for the supquantities of land, where port of schools, in all townships or fractional townships for which none is appro: no land has been heretofore appropriated for that use, in those use of schools states in which section number sixteen, or other land equivalent townships, or
thereto, is by law directed to be reserved for the support of schools fractional in each township, there shall be reserved and appropriated, for townships, to be reserved
the use of schools, in each entire township, or fractional township, for such pure for which no land has been heretofore appropriated or granted poso.
for that purpose, the following quantities of land, to wil: for each township or fractional township, containing a greater quanlity of land ihan three quarters of an entire township, one section ; for a fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than one half, and not more than three quarters of a township, ibree quarters of a section ; for a fractional township containing a greater quantity of land than one quarter, and not more than one half of a lownship, one half section; and for a fractional township, containing a greater quantity of land than one entire section, and not more than one quarter of a township, one quarter section of land.
$ 2. That the aforesaid tracts of land shall be selected by the to be selected secretary of the treasury, out of any unappropriated public land by the secre- within the land district where the township for which any tract tary of the treasury.
is selected may be situated ; and when so selected, shall be held by the same tenure, and upon the same terms, for the support of schools, in such township, as section number sixteen is, or may
be held, in the state where such township shall be situated. A certain $ 3. That there shall be selected, in the manner above inensection and
tioned, one section and one quarter section of land, for the supquarier secrhon, usually port of schools within that tract of country, usually called the called the French grant,
French Grant, in the county of Sciota, and the state of Ohio. in Ohio, to be Approved, May 20, 1926.]
CHAP. 87. An act to authorize the secretary of the war department to purchase a site for
an arsenai at St. Louis, in the slale of Missouri, and to provide for the erection of an arsenal on the same.
$1. Be it enacted, &c. That the secretary of the war departwar to pur- meni be, and is hereby, authorized to purchase, as soon as it can chase a site for an arsenal be effected, on reasonable terms, a sile for an arsenal, at or in at or in the the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri; and to cause to be erected vicinity of Missouri. such an arsenal on the same, as may be deemed proper for the
safe keeping of the arms and munitions of the United States, on that frontier; and that for these purposes, the sum of fifteen
thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of the moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, May 20, 1826.]
CHAP. 88. An act to authorize the judge of the district court for the western district of
Virginia, to hold the district court for the western district of Pennsylvania, for the trial of
$1. Be it enacted, fc. That the district judge for the western Judge for the disirict of Virginia is hereby authorized and required to hear, try, which on Virgiand determine, all causes now pending in the district court for nia to hold the the western district of Pennsylvania, in which the judge of the district court said last mentioned district court had been concerned as counsel tern district of before his appointment, in the same manner, and at the same for the trial of times and places, as the said district judge of the western district certain cases. of Pennsylvania inight or could have done, had he not been concerned as counsel therein.
§ 2. That the said judge shall receive for his services eight Judge to redollars per day, for the time he shall be employed in holding said ceive for his courts, and traveling to and from his place of residence, to be dollars per paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriat-day. ed. (Approved, May 20, 1826.)
CHAP. 13. An act regulating the accountability for clothing and equipage issued to the army of the United States, and for the better organization of the quartermaster's departe
$1. Be it enacted, &c. That it shall be the duty of the quar- Duties of the termaster's department, in addition to its present duties, to re-quartermas: ceive, from the purchasing department, and distribute to the ar- ment, in addimy of the United States, all clothing and camp and garrison sent duties" equipage required for the use of ihe troops; and that it shall be the duty of the quartermaster general, under the direction of the secretary of war, to prescribe and enforce, under the provisions of this act, a system of accountability for all clothing and equipage issued to the army.
§ 2. That every captain, or commander of a company, detach- Every captain ment, or recruiting station, or other officer, who shall have re- of a company, ceived clothing or camp equipage for the use of his command, &c. at the exor for issue to the troops, shall render to the quartermaster gen-ery quarter, to eral, at the expiration of each regular quarter of the year, quar- make returns
of supplies. terly returns of such supplies, according to the forms which may be prescribed, accompanied by the requisite vouchers for any
issues that shall have been made ; which returns and vouchers, ( after due examination by the quarterinaster general, shall be
transmitted for settlement to the proper officer of the treasury department.
§ 3. That it shall be the duty of all officers charged with the Duty of all of issue of clothing, or other supplies, carefully to preserve the ficers charged same from waste or damage ; and, in case of deficiency, on final of clothing, seulement, of any article of supplies, the value thereof shall be &c. charged against the delinquent, and deducted from his monthly pay, unless he shall show, to the satisfaction of the secretary of war, by one or more depositions, setting forth the circumstances of the case, that the said deficiency was occasioned by unavoid