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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

PAliSD AT

THE FIRST SESSION

or THE

TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

OF THE


UNITED STATES;

WITH AM

APPENDIX

CONTAINING

ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE
PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND
ALL PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT PROMULGATED
WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT AFFECT ANY
LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.

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JOHN T. TOWERS, PRINTER.

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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS, 1«45.

THE UNITED STATES,

AT THE FIRST SESSION, WHICH *»l BEGCN AND HELD AT THE CITT Or
IVGTON, IK THE DISTRICT Or COLCMBIA, OH UOKOAT THE riRST DAT 0T
ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TOHTI-riTE.

)uki K. ?«lx. President. George M. Dallas, Vice President. John W. Datu, Speaker of the Mouse of i

CHAP. 1.—AN ACT to extend the laws of the United States orer the State of
Texas, and for other purposes.

[sec. I.] Be if enacted by the Senate and House of Repretti tatioes of the United Slat's of A merino, in Congress assemblrd. That nil ihe laws of the United States nre hereby TVlaw*orthe declared 10 extend to and over, and to have full force nnd effect " „^ "el'the within, the State of Texas, admitted at the present session of State of t'eia*. Cotigress into the confederacy and Union of the United States.

Sec. 2. And be if fur her ciiaclrr/, That the said .State of The State of Texas siiall constitute one judicial district, to he called the dis- M"*?ne jud?"imi trici of 7Vx:u, for which one judge shall be appointed, wltodisinct. shaft reside therein.nnd who shall receive a salary of two ihouanddnllais per annum, nnd who shall hold the first term of said court m G ilveston, on the first tnonday of Kelirtiary next, and at such other times nnd places in said district as may he provided by law, or as said judge may order; and that said court shall have and exercise the same powers and jurisdiction its have been con -^^JTM," "jj fe.rred by la v on the district couits of the United States; nnd, also. „aid Court. shall have and exercise the poweis and jurisd ction of n circuit court of the United States; and appeals and writs of error shall lie front the decisions of said district und circuit conns for the district of Texas to the Supreme Court of the United Suites, in the same Cases as from a circuit conn of the United Stales to said Supreme Couit. and under the same regulations.

Sec. 3 And be it fur'her enacted. That there shall be ap- ^'J^*"^ pointed in and for said district a person learned in lite 1nw,'to|Jfbe i ' "r act as attorney of lite United States for said district, nnd also a person to act us marshal of the Utiited Stales for said district,

Salary and fees each of whom shall receive an annual salary of two hundred dollars, and also such coinpensaiion and fees for official services as have been or may be provided by law for Uniled States district attorneys and marshals; and the judge of said Clerk of said court, shall appoint a clerk therefor, who shall receive like com'"bc ap" pensation and fees as have been or may be allowed by law to clerks of the district and circuit courts of the United States.

JOHN W. DAVIS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

G. M. DALLAS,
Vice President of the United States

and President of the Senate. Approved, December 29, 1845.

JAMES K. POLK.

CHAP. 2.—AN ACT to establish a collection district in the Stale of Texas, and for other purposes.

The sstaio of [sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreTexua muJei.rii- scntalives of the United Stales of America in Congress as%£«ndZ*\TM'.-sembled> That ihe Slate of Texas shall he one collection distort the port oftrict and the city of Galveston the only port of entry, to which eiFortaofdeiiv-8na" De annexed Snbine, Velasco, Matagorda, Cavallo, La ery. Vaca, and Corpus Christi, as ports of delivery only.

A collector to Sec. 2. And beit further enacted, That a collector for the be appointed, district of Texas aforesaid shall be appointed by the President, . with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United Slates, who shall.hold his office upon the terms and for ihe time prescribed by law for the like offices in other districts. The said .; collector shall reside at the city of Galveston, and he shall bc ,'. Salary of col-en titled to a salary not exceeding two thousand dollars, incluIectoir- i ding in that sum the fees allowed by law; and the amount he shall collect in any one year for fees exceeding the said surtt of two thousand dollars; shall be accounted for and paid into the treasury of tile United States. Surveyors to SEC. 3 Jlnd be it further enacted, That a surveyor for each McWihir1 %of llie aforesaid ports of delivery, to wit: Sabine, Velasco, of delivery. Matagorda, Cavallo, La Vaca, and Corpus Christi, shall be appointed by the President, with the consent of the Senate of the Uniled Slates, who shall hold their offices respectively upon the terms and for the time prescribed by law for the like offices in other districts. The said smyeyors shall be entitled each to Their salaries a salary not exceeding one thousand dollars, including in that *" sum the fees allowed by law; and the amount collected by any

of said surveyors in any one year for fees exceeding the Said
sum of one thousand dollars, shall bc accounted for and paid
into the treasury of (he Uniled States.
Approved, December 31,1845.

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