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passage of this act, be, and the same is hereby, conceded to locate the claim named and alluded to in the third and sixth sections of the act to which this act is supplemental, and therein designated as claim number eight.

Approved January 19, 1849.

CHAP. 20.-AN ACT to continue the office of the Commissioner of Pensions.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asOffice of Com- sembled, That the authority given to continue the office of sions conuinued. Commissioner of Pensions by the act of the fourteenth of Jan

uary, eighteen hundred and forty-six, entitled "An act to continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions,” be extended until further legislation by Congress; and that said Commissioner shall receive the same rate of compensation which was paid to him during the year ending December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

Approved January 19, 1849.

allowed her.

CHAP. 21.-AN ACT for the relief of Mrs. Anne W. Angus. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA pension of sembled, That a pension of fisty dollars per month, for the 950 per month

term of five years, to commence on the fourth of March next, be paid to Anne W. Angus, widow of Samuel Angus, late a

post captain in the navy, out of any moneys in the treasury Proviso.

not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That, in case of the death of said Anne W. Angus during the said term, said grant shall enure to the benefit of her children for the remainder thereof; and in case of her ceasing to be a widow, said grant shall cease altogether.

Approved January 19, 1849.

tions.

CHAP. 22.-AN ACT for the relief of Marcus Fulton Johnson. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA pre-emption sembled, That whenever the Commissioner of the General certain tract of Land Office shall be satisfied that the inhabitants of township on certain condi- number eighteen, of range thirteen east, in the Ouachita land

district, have abandoned or relinquished their claim to lot or fractional section number thirty-three, in said township, as a selection for school purposes, then and thenceforth the said lot of land last named shall be open to the pre-emption claim and location of the said Marcus Fulton Johnson, upon proper proof being made, as is required by existing laws.

Approved January 19, 1849.

CHAP. 23.-AN ACT for the relief of James M. Scantland.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War allow and pay to James A pension of M. Scantland fifty dollars per month during his natural life, in allowed him. lieu of the pension now allowed him by law, to com the eighteenth December, eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

Approved January 19, 1849.

nce on

CHAP. 24.-AN ACT to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the

service of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-nine.

ciencies in the

1849.

of General Land

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are here. Supply of defiby, appropriated to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for

appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred' and forty-nine, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, namely:

For contingent expenses of the General Land Office, to Contingencies cover a deficiency in appropriation for parchment, the increase Offices required to satisfy military locations being much greater than was estimated, four thousand dollars;

For contingent expenses of the office of the Register of the Contingencies Treasury, for amount due on an account for printing and is effice Bale binding blank books for the entry of the collectors' quarterly Treasury. returns of the commerce and navigation of their several districts, nine hundred and seventy-five dollars;

For salary of the governor and superintendent of Indian af. Salary of goverfairs of Oregon Territory, from eighteenth August, eighteen tendent of Indian hundred and forty-eight to thirtieth June, eighteen hundred pairs of Oregon and forty-nine, at three thousand dollars per annum, per act fourteenth August, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, two thousand six hundred and eight dollars and seventy-four cents;

For salaries of the chief justice and two associate judges of Salary of judges, Oregon Territory, at two thousand dollars each per annum, shal, and district from fourteenth August, eighteen hundred and forty-eight lo anneyri offre

Territory. thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, per same act, five thousand iwo hundred and sixty-six dollars and wenty-nine cents;

For salary of the secretary of the Oregon Territory, from fourteenth August, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, to thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, at fifteen hundred dollars per annum, per same act, one thousand three hundred and sixteen dollars and fifty-eight cents;

For salaries of districi aitorney and marshal of Oregon Territory, from fourteenth August, eighteen hundred and fortyeight, to thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, at two hundred dollars each per annum, per same act, three hundred and fifty-one dollars and eight cents;

Territory

Reappropriation

Blacksmith and strikcr for Choctaws.

Expenses tak ing census of N. C. Cherokees.

Statistics.

niers.

For the re-appropriation of this sum, (carried to the surplus Chippowess and fund,) being for the purchase of agricultural implements, cat

tle, and mechanics' tools, for the Ottawas and Chippewas, stipulated in the fourth clause of the fourth article of the treaty of twenty-eighth March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, fire thousand four hundred and six dollars and forty-seven cents;

For payment of services of blacksmith and striker of the Choctaws, rendered after the treaty provisions had expired by limitation, and before he was notified thereof, and for coal furnished the shop during the same time, one hundred and fifty. six dollars and ninety-eight cents;

For expenses of an agent in taking the census of the North Carolina Cherokees, under the fourth section of the act of twenty-ninth July, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, four hun. dred dollars.

For continuing the collecting and digesting of such statistics and materials as may illustrate the history, the present condi

tion, and future prospects of the Indian tribes of the United

· States, five thousand dollars; Re-appropriation For re-appropriation of this sum, (carried to the surplus ners, and ponto: fund,) for pay, subsistence, and clothing of the company of

sappers, miners, and pontoniers, and for carrying oui the other purposes of the act of May fifteenth, eighleen hundred and forty-six, twenty-three thousand two hundred and fifty-nine dollars and forty cents;

To enable the Clerk of the House to furnish to members of the House the books authorized by the resolution of the seventh of August, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, seventy-six thousand dollars;

For copying abstracts froin old sea journals, for the "wind &c., and current tharts,” and for payment of duties on books, maps,

charts, and instruments imported for the use of the navy, four charts, &c. thousand dollars. And from and after the thirtieth of June nest, Books, &c., im

all books, maps, charts, mathematical, nautical instruments, duty free totes philosophical apparatus, and all other articles whatever, imported 301ń June next. for the use of the United States, shall be imported free of duty;

any thing in the act of July thirtieth, eighteen hundred and foriy-six, entitled “An act reducing the duty on imports and

for other purposes," to the contrary notwithstanding; Balary of Sec. For salary of the secretary to sign patents for public lands, to sign patents. fifteen hundred dollars; Messengers in To pay two messengers in the Pension Office, in addition to

those now employed, at the rate of four hundred dollars each per annum, for the last two quarters of the current fiscal year,

four hundred dollars; Furnishing For furnishing sixteen rooms in the new building occupied

by the Pension Office, at an average of one hundred dollars per room; for carpets, matting, desks, tables, shelves, book cases, chairs, and other necessary articles, sixteen hundred dol

lars; Compensation For compensation to the commissioner in China, under the

act to carry into effect certain provisions in the treaties between

Books for members House Representatives.

Copying abstracts of old sca journals, and duties on books, maps,

ported for thicus of the U.S. to be

Pension Office.

rooms in Pension Oifice.

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the United States and China and the Ottoman Porte, of eleventh August, eighteen handred and forty-eight, five hundred and eighty-three dollars and thirty-three cents;

For compensation to the consuls of the United States at the Compensation five ports in China, viz: Kwangehow, Amoy, Fuchow, Ning. po, and Shanghae, under the same act, two thousand nine hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty-seven cents;

For outfit of a chargé d'affaires to the Papal States, per act Outfitorcharge first of May, eighteen hundred and ten, four thousand five Rome. hundred dollars;

For contingent expenses of the Senate, one hundred and Contingencies twenty-three thousand dollars ;

For contingeot expenses of the House of Representatives, House Reprefifty thousand dollars, including the compensation of a clerk to the Sergeant-at-Arms, at the rate of four dollars per day, during the present session ;

For completing the three rooms in the Capitol of Iowa, set Completing three apart for the use of the United States courts, under a resolution Sools in the Car of the General Assembly of Iowa, approved January twenty- use of the U. 8. two, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, one thousand one hundred and eighty-six dollars and seventy-two cents : Provided, Proviso. That, before any money be paid under this appropriation, the said apartments be ceded by the proper authorities of the State of lowa for the use of the courts of the United States, until other arrangements for the accoinmodation of the courts be made by the United States ;

For bringing to the seat of Government the votes for Presi. For bringing an dent and Vice President of the United States, nine thousand dent and

dollars;

Vice President

For ihe employment in the Adjutant General's office of two Temporary clerks . temporary clerks for the last half of the current fiscal year, one neral's office. thousand dollars; and for the contingent expenses of the Pension office for the last and the current fiscal years, five thousand five hundred and sixty-six dollars and forty-five cents; For the six swords ordered to be presented by the joint reso- For six swords.

. lution, approved March second, eighteen hundred and fortyseven, nine thousand dollars ;

For instruments necessary for the astronomical observations Instruments for directed to be made in the southern hemisphere by the act of gettanoomical obAugust third, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and for freight and expenses on the same, six thousand four hundred dollars.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 25.-AN ACT authorizing the payment of interest upon the advances

made by the State of Alabama for the use of the United Staies Government, in the suppression of the Creek Indian hostilities of eighteen hundred and thirty-six and eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, in Alabama.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Tbat ihe Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to

Secretary of War

pay interest upon the advances inade by the State of Alabama to pay interest on certain advances for the use of the United States Government, in the suppresmade by State of Alabima.

sion of hostilities by the Creek Indians, in eighteen hundred and thirty-six and eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, at the rate of six per centum per annuin from the time of the advançes until the principal sum was paid by the United States to the State of Alabama ; and the sum so found to be due to said State be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in ascertaining the

amount of interest as aforesaid due to the State of Alabama, How interest the following 'rules shall govern : That interest shall not be ed all be comput. computed on any sum which Alabama has not expended for

the use and benefit of the United Staies, as evidenced by the amount refunded or repaid to the State of Alabama by the United States. Second, that no interest shall be paid on any sum on which the said State of Alabama did not either pay or lose interest as aforesaid.

Approved January 26, 1849. ,

CHAP. 26.-AN ACT for the relief of Joseph Bryan.

disbursements.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asSpes to be paid sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he herehim for certain by is, directed to pay out of any moneys in the Treasury not

ctherwise appropriated, to Joseph Bryan, or his legal representative, the sum of two hundred and eighty-two dollars, in full payment for certain disbursements made by Commander J. D. Williamson, of the United States ship Ontario, at Nassau, New Providence, on the ninth and twelfth of October, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 27.-AN ACT for the relief of James H. Conley.

services

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as922 88 to be sembled, That there be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any pard in full for

as ace money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ing carpenter on two hundred and twenty-iwo dollars and eighty-eight cents, in ship Princeton." addition to the amount appropriated by the “Act for the reliel

of James H. Conley," approved March three, eighteen hun. dred and forty-seven, the sum of both of said appropriations, to be paid to ihe said James H. Conley in full payment for his services as acting carpenter on board the United States steamship Princeton, from the eighth day of September, eighteen hundred and forty-three, to the seventh day of January, eigh

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