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5. That, after the thirtieth day of June next, in all cases of - June, 1816,

1996 entry of merchandise for the benefit of drawback, the time of 20 da lowed for giv- twenty days shall be allowed, from the date of the entry, for giving exporta

ing the exportation bonds for the same: Provided, That the ex

in Vol. iii.p. porter shall, in every other particular, comply with the regulaProviso ; the lions and command

the iions and formalities heretofore established for entries of exportaexporter to. tion for the benefit of drawback. comply with

itions. $6. That the duty on the tonnage of vessels, and the bounPuty on ton- ties, advances, and drawbacks, in the case of exporting pickled nage, bounties, &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 exportpickled fish, and 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 tinue, &c.; 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. Existing laws $ 7. That the existing laws shall extend to, and be in force 1o be in force for, the collection of the duties imposed by this act, on goods, for the collec tion of duties, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States; and for the recove for the recovery, collection, distribution, and remission, of all ry, remission, Lc. of fines,"' fines, penalties, and forfeitures; and for the allowance of the. and allowance drawbacks and bounties by this act authorized, as fully and efof drawbacks.

fectually as if every regulation, restriction, penalty, forfeiture,

provision, clause, malter, and thing, in the existing laws containActs, &c.con-ed, had been inserted in, and re-enacted by, this act. And that irary to this all acts, and parts of acts, which are contrary to this act, and no act, repealed.

more, shall be, and the same are hereby, repealed. The act of 3d $ 8. That the act passed the third day of March, one thousMarch, 18.16, 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 ties on the ton- and we

lwn. and vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported nage of ships, into the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty on ton&c. and onno goods, &c. ar

np. nage between foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, plicable to the and between goods imported into the United States in foreign

his vessels and vessels of the United States," shall apply and be in act, &c.

full force as to the discriminating duties established by this act on the tonnage of foreign vessels, and the goods, wares, and merchandise, therein imported. (Approved, April 27, 1816.)

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Vol. j. p. 1515. CHAP. 110. An act to fix the commissions of the collectors of the direct tax and internal duvol. iii. p.

ties, and to revive and continue in force "An act further to provide for the collection of du1654.

ties on imports and tonnage." Commissions.

§ 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the collectors of the direct tax

Y to be allowed and internal duties shall be allowed, in lieu of the commissions to the collect

est authorized by any existing law, in each calendar year, the folors of direct · ļax 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 Deon moneys paid into the cember, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen ; that is to say: ireasury after The 5457 ofter 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 forligu, &c.

ty thousand, until the same shall amount to one hundred thousand, dollars; and two per centum upon all sums above one hun

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dred thousand dollars : Provided, That the entire amount of com- Proviso; en. missions allowed during such year, in any collection district,

any collection distriot tire 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 on

"S one year, exof taxes due on the property of nonresidents, exceed five thous- clusíve, &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

ions of act of tions, and increase the responsibility, of the collectors of the di- 31 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 séc

tion. the first section thereof, be, and the same are hereby, continued Vol. i. p. 1524. in force.

83. 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 con day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, be, and 30 March, the same is hereby, revived, and made of force until the end of 19 the next session of congress, and no longer. [Approved, April 1515. 27, 1816.)

1817.

Vol. ii. p.

Chap. 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 States.

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1. Be it enacted, &c. That the sums hereinafter mentioned sums approx be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the following pur- priated for

lighthouses, poses, to wil: For rebuilding the 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

wird. Winslow

Lewis's im: improvements, in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated prorements, for that purpose, sixteen thousand dollars. For the construction Works at Lit, of 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 ereoting lighthouses at the mouth of the Mississippi, and at or near the pitch of Cape Look Out, North Carolina, ihirty-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

lake Erie, Bird Island, and on or near Presque Isle, one thousand five hun- *** dred and ninety dollars. For placing beacons and buoys on Beacons,

buoys, and Georgetown Bar, in Winyaw Bay, and South Carolina, one thous- lighthouses,

coast.

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, MasProviso; jua

ive sachusetts, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars. Providrisdiction to ed, That the jurisdiction of the site where such piers are erected be first ceded. shall be first ceded to the United States. [Approved, April 27,

1816.)

piers.

Chap. 121. An act to authorize the building of three lighthouses, viz: one on Race Point,

one on Point Gammon, and one on the island of Petite Manon, in the state of Massachuselts,

Gammon,

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 jurisselts cedes the 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 tary of the treasury is to contract, to be approved by the president of the United States, provide, by for building three lighthouses, to wit: one on Race Point, one contract, 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 Race Point, one on Point of Massachusetts; and to furnish the same with all necessary sup

and plies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the persons one on Petile 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

- is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not es and pure otherwise appropriated, for the purposes aforesaid, and also for

or 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, Sciruaie light

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, 1816.1

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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. S 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the register and receiver of the The register and receiver land office for the district of Jeffersonville be, and they are hereof the land of fice for Jeffer

or 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 ized, &c.

pe hereafter become forfeited to the United States for nonpayment,

under such terms and conditions as are, or may be, prescribed

by law. So much of $ 2. That so much of any former act of congress as requires as requires the 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 receiver in 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. *e the same is hereby, repealed. Approved, April 27, 1816.)

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discharge,

Ceap. 127. An act providing for cases of lost military land warrants and discharges for faith

ful services." 8 1. Be it enacted, &c. That when any soldier of the regular Soldiers of the

regular army army, having obtained a military land warrant, shall have lost, or having obtain. shall hereafter lose, the same, or the said warrant shall have been, ed warrants

eh, and lost 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 Satisfaction of shall appear to the satisfaction of the secretary of war that a cer- the secretary

c of war, that 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

ces, in casos of other neglect or casualty, such omission shall not prevent the discharge issuing of the warrant and patent as in other cases. And when from military

service, havo 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 entitle him to 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 proceso

Proviso; if the

de 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 on 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,

survey, &c. States' Saline, and to Kaskaskia, in the Illinois territory ; and my

The commissaid commissioners shall make out accurate plats of such surveys, sioners to accompanied with field notes, and certify and transmit the same make accu.

rate plais, &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

mode under the The road to direction of the president of the United States, in such manner the president

shall direct. as he shall direci. § 3. That the said commissioners shall each be entitled to re

Three dolls.

to each comceive three dollars, and their assistants one dollar and fifty cents, missioner, and for each and every day which they shall be necessarily employed socconllers in the exploring, surveying, and marking, said road : and, for the each assistpurpose of compensating the aforesaid commissioners and their ani, &c. assistants, and opening and marking said road, there shall be,

8000 dolls. apand hereby is, appropriated the sum of eight thousand dollars, o

dollars, propriated. to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise ap propriated. (Approved, April 27, 1816.) Chap. 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 miles square, at the “ British fort of the Miami of the lake, land, 12 miles

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square, at the at the foot of the rapids," ceded by the Wyandots, Delawares, The Miami of Shawances, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pallawatinas, Miamis, Eel rivthe lake, as er, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias, tribes of the Indian " Indians to the United States, by the treaty 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 out 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 sure 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 desigis to be returnej, &c. nated, by progressive numbers, who shall cause iwo 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 !o. § 2. 'That, previously to the disposal at public sale of the bethe tract at

os forementioned iract of land, the surveyor general shall, and he is

lorementioned act OLI public sale, hereby directed to, resurvey and mark the exterior lines of the the surveyor general is to

listo 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 mark the exterior 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

. each. And in like manner to cause the “Great Island," lying cd, 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 ruoning subdi

nes, shall be made affecting or impairing the rights of persons to &c. 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 lines not to no case, shall the subdivisional lines be so run as to extend to, embrace the or embrace, the bed of the river, which shall be deemed, and is

hereby declared to be, a public highway: And provided also, Proviso; the That the whole expense of resurveying and marking the exterior

ur. 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. within the

d 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

are 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

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

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