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Alter 30th $ 5. That, after the thirtieth day of June next, in all cases of June, 1816,
of merchandise for the benefit of drawback, the time of
entry 20 days allowed for giv- twenty days shall be allowed, from the date of the entry, for giving exportation bonds.
ing the exportation bonds for the same: Provided, That the ex
porter shall, in every other particular, comply with the regulaProviso ; the tions and formalities heretofore established for entries of exportaexporter to tion for the benefit of drawback. comply with regulations. $ 6. That the duty on the tonnage of vessels, and the bounDuty on ton- ties, advances, and drawbacks, in the case of exporting pickled &c. on the ex. fish, of the fisheries of the United States, in the case of Ameriportation of can vessels employed in the fisheries, and in the case of exportand on refined ing sugar refined within the United States, shall be and continue sugar, to con- the same as the existing law provides : Provided always, That but this pro- this provision shall not be deemed in any wise to impair any vision not to rights and privileges which have been, or may be, acquired by rights of for- any foreign nation, under the laws and treaties of the United eign nations, States relative to the duty of tonnage on vessels. &c. Existing laws $7. That the existing laws shall extend to, and be in force to be in force for, the collection of the duties imposed by this act, on goods, tion of duties, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, and for the recove for the recovery, collection, distribution, and remission, of all &c. of fines, fines, penalties, and forfeitures; and for the allowance of the and allowance drawbacks and bounties by this act authorized, as fully and ef
fectually as if every regulation, restriction, penalty, forseiture,
provision, clause, matter, and thing, in the existing laws containActs,&c.con- ed, had been inserted in, and re-enacted by, this act. And that trary to this all acts, and parts of acts, which are contrary to this act, and no
$ 8. That the act passed the third day of March, one thousMarch, 1815, and eight hundred and fifteen, entitled “ An act to repeal so several acts much of the several acts imposing duties on the tonnage of ships imposing dus and vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported nage of ships, into the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty on tongoods, &c. ap- nage between foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, plicable to the and between goods imported into the United States in foreign lished by this vessels and vessels of the United States," shall apply and be in
full force as to the discriminating duties established by this act on the tonnage of foreign vessels, and the goods, wares, and mer
chandise, therein imported. (Approved, April 27, 1816.) Vol.ii. p. 1515. Chap. 110. An act to fix the commissions of the collectors of the direct tax and internal du
ties, and to revive and continue in force “ An act further to provide for the collection of du1654.
ties on imports and tonnage."
§ 1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the collectors of the direct tax Commissions , to be allowed and internal duties shall be allowed, in lieu of the commissions 10 the collect authorized by any existing law, in each calendar year, the fol· tax and inter- lowing commissions upon moneys accounted for and paid by ual duties, up them into the treasury, from and after the thirty-first day of Depaid into the cember, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen ; that is to say: treasury after
six per centum upon all sums until the same shall amount to forDec. 1815, in ty thousand dollars; three per centum upon all sums above for&
ty thousand, until the same shall amount to one hundred thousand, dollars; and two per centum upon all sums above one hun
The act of 3d
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dred thousand dollars : Provided, That the entire amount of com- Proviso; enmissions allowed during such year, in any collection district, tive amount of shall not, exclusive of the commission allowed to the collectors not to exceed designated by the secretary of the treasury to receive the lists one year, exof taxes due on the property of nonresidents, exceed five thous- clusive, &c. and dollars : And provided, That the said allowance exceeding Proviso; as to five thousand dollars, shall be made only in the calendar years ceeding 5000 in which the collector shall have receipted for the lists of taxes. dolls. $2. That all the provisions of the “ Act to fix the compensa- The provis
of tions, and increase the responsibility, of the collectors of the di- 30 March, rect tax and internal duties, and for other purposes connected 1815, continuwith the collection thereof," passed the third of March, one cept those in thousand eight hundred and fifteen, excepting those contained in the 1st secthe first section thereof, be, and the same are hereby, continued Vol.ü. p. 1524. in force.
$ 3. That the act, entitled “An act surther to provide for the The act of 3d collection of duties on imports and tonnage,” passed on the third Caribbes labi day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, be, and 31 March, the same is hereby, revived, and made of force until the end of the next session of congress, and no longer. [Approved, April 1515. 27, 1816.) Char. 120. An act making appropriations for rebuilding lighthouses, and for completing the Obsolete.
plan of lighting them according to the improvements of Winslow Lewis, for placing beacons and buoys, for preserving Little Gull Island, and for eurveying the coast of the United Siales.
$1. Be it enacted, &c. That the sums hereinafter mentioned Sums approp be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the following pur- Prelated for
lighthouses, poses, to wit: For rebuilding ihe lighthouse on Point Judith, Rhode Island, seven thousand five hundred dollars. For com- Fitting up pleting the fitting up of all the lighthouses with Winslow Lewis's Lewis's imimprovements, in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated prorements, for that purpose, sixteen thousand dollars. For the construction Works at Lite
ile Gull Isof works deemed necessary for the preservation of Little Gull land. Island, thirty thousand dollars. For rebuilding the lighthouse on New Point Comfort, Virginia, seven thousand dollars. For rebuilding the lighthouse on Baker's Island, Massachusetts, four thousand dollars. For the following objects, being the balances of former appropriations for the same purposes, carried to the surplus fund: For ereeting lighthouses at the mouth of the Mississippi, and at or near the pitch of Cape Look Out, North Carolina, thirty-four thousand nine hundred and ninety-five dollars. For rebuilding a lighthouse at Naushawn Island, near Tarpaulen Cove, Massachusetts, two thousand four hundred and seventyfive dollars. For erecting a beacon and placing buoys near the Beacons and entrance of Savannah river, two thousand four hundred and buoys. ninety-four dollars and eighty-five cents. For placing buoys and beacons at or near the entrance of the harbor of Beverly, Massachusetts, three hundred and forty-one dollars and ninety-five cents. For erecting two lights on Lake Erie, to wit: at or near Lights on Bird Island, and on or near Presque Isle, one thousand five hundred and ninety dollars. For placing beacons and buoys on Beacons, Georgetown Bar, in Winyaw Bay, and South Carolina, one thous- lighthouses,
and five hundred dollars. For rebuilding the Baldhead lightSurveying the house in North Carolina, fifteen thousand dollars. For defray.
ing the expense of surveying the coast of the United States, fifty
four thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars and fifty-seven Repairing cents. For repairing piers in the harbor of Newburyport, Maspiers. Proviso ; ju
sachusetts, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars. Providrisdiction to ed, That the jurisdiction of the site where such piers are erected be first coded, shall be first ceded to the United States. [Approved, April 27,
one on Point Gammon, and one on the island of Petite Manon, in the state of Massachu
selts. As soon as
$1. Be it enacted, f.c. That, as soon as a cession shall be made Massachu
by the state of Massachusetts to the United States, of the juristhe jurisdic- diction over the land sufficient for the purpose, the secretary of tion, the secre- the treasury shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to provide, by treasury is to contract, to be approved by the president of the United States, provide by for building three lighthouses, to wit: ohe on Race Point, one
, for building a on Point Gammon, in the town of Yarmouth, and one on the lighthouse on island called Petite Manon, near Naraguages river, in the state one on Point of Massachusetts; and to furnish the same with all necessary supGharom me and plies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the persons Manon, &c. who shall be appointed by the president for the superintendence
and care of the same; and the president shall be authorized to
make the said appointments. 8000 dolls. ap- $ 2. That the sum of eight thousand dollars be, and the same propriated for is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not es and pur
otherwise appropriated, for the purposes aforesaid, and also for chase of lots of land, &c.
purchasing such lots of land as shall be required for the erection of the said light houses and other buildings necessarily connect
ed therewith. The light of $ 3. That the secretary of the treasury be, and he is hereby, Sciluate light house to be ex
authorized to cause the light of Scituate light house to be extintinguished. guished, should the extinguishment thereof be deemed expedient
for the safety of navigation on that coast. [Approved, April 27, 1816.)
Chap. 123. An act to authorize the sale oflands forfeited to the United States, in the district
of Jeffersonville, at the land office in said district. The register
§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the register and receiver of the and receiver land office for the district of Jeffersonville be, and they are herefice for Jeffer by, authorized to expose to public sale, to the highest bidder, at sonville dis- the land office aforesaid, any tract or tracts of land which may trict, authorized, &c.
hereafter become forfeited to the United States for nonpayment, under such terms and conditions as are, or may be, prescribed
So much of $ 2. That so much of any former act of congress as requires any former aft; the register and receiver of the district aforesaid to expose to register and public sale, at the court house of the county in which the said Jeffersonville land office is established, any tract or tracts of land which may district to ex- become forfeited to the United States for nonpayment, be, and pose, &c. repealed. the same is hereby, repealed. (Approved, April 27, 1816.]
CHAP. 127. An act providing for cases of lost military land warrants and discharges for faith
ful services. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That when any soldier of the regular Soldiers of the army, having obtained a military land warrant, shall have lost, or having obtain. shali hereafter lose, the same, or the said warrant shall have been, and most them, or may be, by accident, destroyed, every such soldier shall, upon &c. proof thereof, to the satisfaction of the secretary of war, be entitled to a patent, in like manner as if the said warrant was produced.
$ 2. That in all cases of discharges from the military service When it apof the United States, of any soldier of the regular army, when it halisiacich shall appear to the satisfaction of the secretary of war that a cer- the secretary tificate of faithful services has been omitted by the neglect of certificates of the discharging officer, by misconstruction of the law, or by any faithful servi
or other neglect or casually, such omission shall not prevent the discharge issuing of the warrant and patent as in other cases. And when from military it shall be proved, as aforesaid, that any soldier of the regular been omitted army has lost his discharge and certificate of faithful service, the by neglect, secretary of war shall cause such papers to be furnished such Upon proof of soldier of the regular army as will entiile him 10 his land warrant the loss of a and patent: Provided, Such measure be justified by the time of his &c. enlistment, the period of service, and the report of some officer of Proviso; if the
, the corps to which he was attached. [Approved, April 27, 1816.)
CHAP. 131. An act to authorize the surveying and making a road in the territory of Illinois $1. Be it enacted &c. That the president of the United States authorized to
The presidont be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint three commissioners, appoint threo who shall explore, survey, and mark, in the most eligible course, ers, who are a road from Shawanee town, on the Ohio river, to the United to explore, States' Saline, and to Kaskaskia, in the Illinois territory ; and survey, &c.
The cominis said commissioners shall make out accurate plats of such surveys, sioners to accompanied with field notes, and certify and transmit the same make accu
rate plats, &c. to the president of the United States, who, if he approves of said survey, shall cause the plats thereof to be deposited in the office of the treasury of the United States, and the said road shall be considered as established and accepted.
§ 2. That the said road shall be opened and made under the The road 10 direction of the president of the United States, in such manner the president
shall direct. as he shall direci.
s 3. That the said commissioners shall each be entitled to re- Three dolls. ceive three dollars, and their assistants one dollar and fifty cents, missioner, and for each and every day which they shall be necessarily employed one dollar and in the exploring, surveying, and marking, said road : and, for the each assistpurpose of compensating the aforesaid commissioners and their ant, &c. assistants, and opening and marking said road, there shall be,
8000 dolls. apand hereby is, appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars, propriated. to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, April 27, 1816.) Cuap. 132. An act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the British fort of the Mia
mi of the lake, at the foot of the rapids, and for other purposes. § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That so much of the tract of land of So much of twelve piles square, at the “ British fort of the Miami of the lake, land, 12 milos
to each com
square, at the at the foot of the rapids,” ceded by the Wyandots, Delawares, the Miami of Shawances, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pattawatiinas, Miamis, Eel rive the lake, as er, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias, tribes of was coded by Indians to the United States, by the ireaty of Greenville, of the tribes, at,&c. third of August, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five,
shall, under the direction of the surveyor general, be laid off into
town lots, streets, and avenues, and into oul lots, in such manProviso ; as to ner, and of such dimensions, as he may judge proper : Provided, the quantity to be laid off. The tract so to be laid off shall not exceed the quantity of land
contained in two entire sections, nor the town lots one quarter When the sur- of an acre each. When the survey of the lots shall be coinpletvey of the lots has been com- ed, a plat thereof shall be returned to the surveyor general, on pleted, a plat which the town lots and outlots shall, respectively, be desigturnej, &c. nated, by progressive numbers, who shall cause two copies to be
made, one to be transmitted, with a copy of the field notes, to the commissioner of the general land office, and the other to the
register of the land office at Wooster. Previously to $ 2. That, previously to the disposal at public sale of the bethe disposal of forementioned iract of land, the surveyor general shall, and he is public sale, hereby directed to, resurvey and mark the exterior lines of the general is to said tract, conformably to the survey made in December, one resurvey and thousand eight hundred and five, by virtue of the act of the third rior lines, &c. of March, one thousand eight hundred and five, and also to Vol. ii. p. 981. cause divisional lines to be run through each section and frac
tional section binding on the said river, so that each subdivision
may contain, as nearly as may be, one hundred and sixty acres Great Island to be survey:
each. And in like manner to cause the “Great Island," lying ed, and divid- at the foot of the rapids, in the said river, to be surveyed, and, equal parts. by lines running north and south, to divide the same, as nearly
as may be, into six equal parts; that is to say: that part of the said island, described in the survey of the said cession as lying
in township number three, in four parts ; and that part of the Proviso; no said island lying in township number four, into two parts: Prointerference in vided, That in running the subdivisional lines no interference visional lines, shall be made affecting or impairing the rights of persons to
whom letters patent have been granted for land lying within the limits of the said twelve miles square, nor affecting the selection
or location hereafter to be made under the direction of the secProviso; sub- retary of war for military purposes : Provided also, That, in
no case, shall the subdivisional lines be so run as to extend to, ombrace the
or embrace, the bed of the river, which shall be deemed, and is river. hereby declared to be, a public highway: And provided also, Proviso; the That the whole expense of resurveying and marking the exterior whole expense of sur
lines of the said cession, and of the sub:livisional lines of the secveying, resur- tions lying adjacent to the river, shall not exceed three dollars veying, &c.
for every mile actually surveyed, resurveyed, and marked, by vir
tue of this and the preceding section. All the land
$3. That all the land contained within the aforesaid cession cession of 12 of twelve miles square, not excepted by virtue of any section of miles square this act, shall, with the exception of number sixteen, which shall &c. to be offer- be reserved in each township, for the support of schools within ed for sale at the same, and with the exception also of the salt springs and land
reserved for the use of the same, be offered for sale to the high
lines not to
bed of the