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building the tract, for building lighthouses, and placing buoys, on the followand placing ing sites and shoals, to wit: five lighthouses; one on Cross Islthe buoys, and, near Machias; one in the harbor of Boothbay, at such mentioned.
place as the secretary of the treasury shall designate; and one on Pond Island, at ihe mouth of the Kennebeck river; one on the Stratford point, in Connecticut; and one on Throg's Neck, in New York; and on the shoals of Nantucket and the Vineyard Sound, a number of buoys, not exceeding ten, in the state of Massachusetts. A lighthouse at the mouth of Oswego river, at such place as shall be designated by the secretary of the treasury, in the state of New York. And two buoys, one on James' Ledge, and one on the rock called Old Gay; and a spindle on
the Brothers, in the state of Rhode Island. Appropria- 2. That there be appropriated, out of any money in the tions for the lighthouses treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of moand buoys.
ney, to wit: For building three lighthouses; one on Cross Island, near Machias ; one in the harbor of Boothbay ; and one on Pond island; ten thousand five hundred dollars : for building the lighthouses on Stratford Point and Throg's Neck, four thousand dollars : for a lighthouse at the mouth of Oswego river, three thousand five hundred dollars : for ten buoys on Nantucket Shoals and the Vineyard Sound, one thousand five hundred dollars : for two buoys and a spindle for the rocks called James' Ledge, Old Gay, and the Broihers, four hundred and firis dollars: and for placing buoys, and anchors with buoys, in the Altamaha river, between the port of Darien and Doboy Sound, in the state of Georgia, a sum not exceeding one thousand five
hundred dollars. No lighthouse
3. That no lighthouse shall be built on any site previous to previous to cession of ju- the cession of jurisdiction over the same to the United States. risdiction. President re
$ 4. That the president of the United States be, and he is quested 10 hereby, authorized and requested to cause such an examination of the Isles of or survey of the Isles of Shoals, on the coast of New Hampshire Shoals, exami- and Maine, to be made, by proper and intelligent persons, as nation of the sea wall at may be requisite to ascertain the expediency and practicability of Smuity Nose repairing the sea-wall at Smutty Nose Island, and of building a Island, &c.
sea-wall between said island and Cedar Island. And that the president be further requested, in like manner, to ascertain the
expediency of erecting a stone pier on Sunken Rocks, in the President au- barbor of Portsmouth, in the state of New Hainpshire. And the thorized to cause the sea president is hereby authorized to cause the sea-wall aforesaid 10 wall to be re- be repaired, and the pier aforesaid 10 be erected, by contract, unpaired, if, &c.
der the direction of ihe collector of the district of Portsmouth,
if, on the report of such persons, he shall deem it necessary. And communicated
the president is further requested to communicate to congress, at to congress. their next session, the result of so much of the examination and
survey as relates to the expediency and practicability of building Proviso ; no
the sea-wall aforesaid : Provided, That no money shall be exmoney to be expended till pended in erecting the pier aforesaid, until the jurisdiction of the cession, &c.
site thereof shall be ceded by the state of New Hampshire to the United States.
5. That a sum, not exceeding two thousand five hundred et un pated dollars, is hereby appropriated for ihe purposes aforesaid ; to be pur
paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, March 3, 1821.]
Result to be
CHAP. 191. An act to continue in force an acı, entitled " An act regulating the currency; Vol. iii. p.
within the United States, of the gold coins or Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain," 1599.
$1. Be it enacted, f.c. That so much of the act, entitled “ An The act of act regulating the currency, within the United States, of the 1316, as far as gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain,” pass- relates to the ed on the twenty-ninth day of April, eighteen hundred and six- five franc teen, as relates 10 the crowns and five franc pieces of France, pieces of shall be, and the same hereby is, continued in force for the fur- inued in force, ther term of iwo years, from and after the twenty-ninth day of &c. April next. | Approved, March 3, 1821.) Chap. 192. An act 10 revive and continue in force “ An act fixing the compensations of the Vol. iii. p. secretary of the senale and clerk of the house of representatives, of the clerks employed in 1677. their offices, and of the librarian," approved ihe eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
$1. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “ An act fixing The act of the compensations of the secretary of the senate and clerk of the 1818, revived, house of representatives, of the clerks employed in their offices, and cont Jan. and of the librarian," approved the eighteenth day of April, one 1824. thousand eight hundred and eighteen, be, and the same is hereby, revived and continued in force from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four. (Approved, March 3, 1821.)
[No. 1.) Resolution providing for the admission of the state of Missouri into the Union, on
a certain condition. Resolved, &c. That Missouri shall be admitted into this Union Missouri ad. on an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatev- mitted into the er, upon the fundamental condition, that the fourth clause of the dition that the twenty-sixth section of the third article of the constitution sub- the 26th sec. mitted on the part of said state to congress, shall never be con- of the 3d arti
cle of her construed 10 authorize the passage of any law, and that no law shall
stilution, shall be passed in conformity thereto, by which any citizen, of either never be conof ihe states in this Union, shall be excluded from the enjoy- thorize a law ment of any of the privileges and immunities to which such citi - excluding, &c. zen is entitled under the constitution of the United States : Pro- Proviso ; the vided, That the legislature of the said state, by a solemn public he state to act, shall declare the assent of the said state to the said funda- declare its asmental condition, and shall transmit to the president of the Unit- sieheni preed States, on or before the fourth Monday in November next, an claim the fact,
&c. authentic copy of the said act; upon the receipt whereof, the president, by proclamation, shall announce the fact; whereupon, and without any further proceeding on the part of congress, the adıission of the said state into this Union shall be considered as complete. (Approved, March 2, 1821.]
tion of the
(No. 2.) Resolution providing for jails in certain cases, for the safe custody of persons come
mitled under the authority of the United States. Any stato
Resolved, &-c. That where any state or states, having complied having grant with the recommendation of congress, in the resolution of the drawing the twenty-third day of September, one thousand seven hundred and the marshal
; eighty-nine, shall have withdrawn, or "shall hereafter withdraw, under direc- either in whole or in part, the use of their jails for prisoners judge, may
committed under the authority of the United States, ihe marhire a place, shal in such state or states, under the direction of the judge of
the district, shall be, and hereby is, authorized and required to hire a convenient place to serve as a temporary jail, and to make the necessary provision for the safe-keeping of prisoners com
mitted under the authority of the United States, until permanent Marshal al- provision shall be made by law for that purpose ; and the said lowed his rea- marshal shall be allowed his reasonable expenses, incurred for sonable expensos, &c.
the above purposes, to be paid out of the treasury of the United States.' [Approved, March 3, 1821.)
ACTS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS
THE UNITED STATES:
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the
City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 3d day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and ended on the 8th day of May, one thous
and eight hundred and twenty-two. James Monroe, President. DANIEL D. TOMPKINS, Vice Presi
dent; and President of the Senate from the 11th of January to the 4th of February. JOHN GAILLARD, President of the Senate pro tempore from the 3d of December to the 11th of January, and from the 4th of February to the end of the Session. Philip P. BARBOUR, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
CHAP. 4. An act reviving and extending the time allowed for the redemption of land sold for
direct taxes in certain cases. § 1. Be it enacted, fc. That the time allowed for the redemp- The time altion of lands which have been, or may be, sold for the nonpay- demption of inent of taxes, under the several acts, passed the second day of lands sold for August, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, the ninth day under acig&c, of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and the fifth and purchased day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, for lay- States, revived ing and collecting a direct tax within the United States, so far and extended
to 8th May, as the same have been purchased for and in behalf of the United 1823. States, be revived and extended for the term of one year, from the end of the present session of congress: Provided, That, on Proviso; intesuch redemption, interest shall be paid, at the rate of twenty per at the rate of centum per annum, on the taxes aforesaid, and on the additions twenty per
centuro por of twenty per centum chargeable thereon ; and the right of re- annum. demption shall enure, as well to the heirs and assignees of the The right of lands so purchased on behalf of the
United States, as to the ori- enure to hoirs
and assignees. ginal owners thereof. [Approved, February 4, 1822.] Char. 6. Anact to revive and continue in force an ach entitled " An act to provide for per- Vol. ii.p. 1008. sons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war."
2123. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “ An act to pro- The act of vide for persons who were disabled. by known wounds received 19th April, in the revolutionary war," passed on the tenth day of April, one
Vol. ji. :
thousand eight hundred and six, and limited, as in said act declared, to the term of six years, and afterwards revived and continued in force, for and during the term of-six years, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and continue in force · An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war,' and for other purposes," passed on the lwenty-fifth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and afterwards revived and continued in force for the
term of one year, by an act, entitled “ An act to revive and conVol. iii.p.
tinue in force an act, entitled 'An act to provide for persons 1794. who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolution
ary war," passed on the fifteenth day of May, in the year one Revived and thousand eight hundred and twenty, shall be, and the said act is til 4th Februa- hereby, revived and continued in full force and effect, for and ry, 1828, &c. during the term of six years from and after the passing of this
act, and from thence unto the end of the next session of conProviso; evidences taken in gress : Provided, That any evidence which has been taken to support of support any claim of any person disabled in the revolutionary The act of 15th war, under the authority of the act of the fifteenth of May, one May, 1820, to thousand eight hundred and twenty, reviving and continuing in be received
force, for one year, and acted up
“An act to provide for persons who were on by the sec- disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war," retary of war. shall be received and acted upon by the secretary of war, in the Proviso; the
same manner as if said act was still in force and had not expired : 4th section of And provided also, That this act, and any thing contained in the the act of 3d March, 1819,
act hereby revived and continued in force, shall not be construed not to be con- to repeal or make void the fourth section of an act, entitled “ An pealed or yoid, act concerning invalid pensions," passed the third of March, one
thousand eight hundred and nineteen; and the said fourth sec1747.
tion of the said last mentioned act shall be, and the same is hereby declared to be, and to continue to be, in full force and effect; anything in the said act hereby revived and continued in force
to the contrary notwithstanding. Pensions to
§ 2. That the right any person now has, or hereafter may acthe time of
quire, to receive a pension in virtue of any law of the United completing testimony. States, shall be construed to commence at the time of complet
ing his testimony pursuant to the act hereby revived and conti
nued in force, to give bonds,
$ 3. That the agents for the payment of pensions to invalid with two or
pensioners of the United States, shall, in future, be required to
, in such penat give bonds, with two or more sureties, to be approved by the sety as the sec. cretary of the department of war, in such penalty as he shall diretary of war may direct,
rect, for the faithful discharge of the duties confided to them re-
$ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the certificates of the funded debt debt, issued 10 of the United States, which, upon the assumption of the debts of creditor states the several creditor states, were issued in their favor, respectivesumption of ly, be, and hereby are, made transferable, according to the rules
and forms instituted for the purpose of transfers of the public ferable. debt. (Approved, February 19, 1822.]