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New Madrid Locations of Lands.
Oregon and California,
Limits of the port of New Orleans, February Orphans' Court of Alexandria County.
Salary of the Judge of the Orphans' Court
of the county of Alexandria, in the Dis-
trict of Columbia, Junc 28, 1838, 253
Provisions to be furnished to them. Farmers
to be employed, and stock to be purchased
for them, January 16, 1838,
Court for the northern district of New York, Paintings for the Rotundo of the Capitol.
295 for four historical paintings, June 23, 1836,
295 Passengers on board of Steam Vessels.
338 rolment and take out a new license, July
491 Inspectors of steam boilers and machinery
on board vessels to be appointed by Dis.
Safety-valves to be opened whenever vessels
Regulations to be observed on board of steam
to provide for the better security of the
lives of passengers on board of vessels pro.
pelled in whole or in part by steam," ap-
731 proved July 7, 1838, March 3, 1813, 626
Vessels propelled by steam to be provided
Vessels provided with certain apparatus may
use heinp tiller ropes, &c.,
Freight vessels propelled by sails and Erick.
son's propeller, not required to provide suc.
Experimental trials of inventions to prevent
413 Patents for Public Lands.
Patents to be issued to heirs, devisees, and
An act to confirm land patents, March 3, 1841,
and other evidences of title, to be as valid
as if the names of the officers signing and
countersigning the same had been fully in.
scrted in such record, March 3, 1843, 627
A Commissioner of Patents to be appointed,
Proceedings to obtain patents,
Patents to be signed by the Secretary of State
and the Commissioner of Patents, 118
Sums to be paid for patents by citizens of the
United States—by the subjects of Great
Britain, and by other persons,
Assignments of patents and records thereof,
Patents for useful Inventions.
123 the United States for the western district
progress of science and the useful arts, the western district of Pennsylvania, March
recorded prior to December 15, 1836, may Court transferred to the Circuit Court, 628
The laws authorizing the Bank of the United
States to pay pensions repealed, and pen-
sions to be paid according to the direc.
tions of the Secretary at War, April 20,
Appropriations for the payment of revolution.
ary pensioners, April 14, 1836,
Limitation of the denomination of bank notes
to be paid for pensions, and all bank notes
paid to be equivalent to specie, and con-
vertible into gold and silver without loss
The act of January 1828, chap. 2, to prevent
defalcations on the part of the disbursing
agents of the government, shall not apply
to the pension of any pensioner of the
United States, May 20, 1836,
A pension agency to be established at Wheel.
ing, Virginia, June 7, 1836,
A pension agency to be established at Pu-
laski, Tennessee, June 28, 1836, 60
Five years' half pay to widows or orphans of
those who have died in the service of the
United States, since April 20, 1818, July 4,
362, not to be withheld from any widow
who has been allowed a pension, in conse-
quence of her marriage subsequent to the
allowance of a pension to her, March 3,
Widows of persons who continued in service
till November 3, 1783, and were married
before that day, entitled to the benefits of
All money after having remained in the hands
of the pension agent unclaimed for eight
months, to be repaid to the Treasury of the
United States. To be paid to the Treasurer
of the United States by draft from the
Commissioner of Pensions, April 6, 1838,
Appropriations for revolutionary and other
pensioners, March 10, 1838,
• 579 A pension agency to be established at Tus.
caloosa, Alabama, June 28, 1838, 254
The pension agency at Decatur, to be re.
Pennsylvania to hold a special session, of officers and soldiers, July 7, 1838, 303
No pledge or mortgage of the half pay or
The benefits of the act of July 4, 1836, chap.
362, not to be withheld from the widows
sion under the act of July 7, 1836, chap.
to be withheld from widows, August 16,
sions for 1843, March 3, 1843, 610
sion acts, to be continued for five years,
tionary and other pensioners for the fiscal
tucky, the name of the pensioner shall be
189, to have the benefit of this act, 680
chap. 15, shall not be construed to affect
Appropriation for building a pier at the
Pilots, when licensed by either State, may be
employed on the waters which are the
States as to pilots and pilotage, 153
Ports of Sippican and Mattapoisett in Mas-
Ports of Entry and Delivery.
sachusetts, to be known as ports under
veyor of the Customs at Currituck Inlet in
port of delivery, March 3, 1843, 609
in the State of Maine, May 31, 1844, 658
in the State of Louisiana, to make report
An act to change the organization of the
post-office department, and to provide more
duties of the postmasters and auditors, 80
time of termination of contracts for carry-
ed by fire to be taken down, and the mate.
rials preserved, March 19, 1838, 310
of the muil of the United States on rail.
proof building for the use of the general
tions of the post office to be printed, August
tract for carrying the mail on the mail
carrying the mail on the Potomac, August
of State authorized to frank letters and do.
ments with the British government for the
Pre-emption Rights to Public Lands.
for less than 300 miles, and ten cents for the benefits of the act of May 29, 1830,
chap. 208, June 25, 1838,
An act supplementary to the act entitled “An
act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers
on the public lands," approved June 22,
734 lands, by the act to appropriate the pro-
739 Provisions relating to entry of land under
Seitlers at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, who
re-enter land elsewhere, August 23, 1842,
Patents to issue for lands entered under pre-
emption laws, but withheld on account of
the quantity exceeding that specified in the
Act of September 4, 1841, chap. 16, not to
a settlement on a tract heretofore sold, 535
An act to authorize an investigation of al.
contracts for the transportation of the mail and for other purposes, March 3, 1843,
748 Provisions for the execution of the act, 619
Augustine under the act of June 22, 1838,
Presents from the Emperor of Morocco.
the office of the Secretary of State, to be
President and Vice President of the United States.
A uniform time for holding elections of elec-
tors of the President and Vice President
The prisoners of the United States to be kept
under the like restrictions and penalties as
prisoners committed under the authority of
Rhode Island, June 19, 1840, - - 385
Officers and others to be paid the value of
90 Volunteers and militia to be paid for arms,
United States by the commanding officer,
473 Claims to be adjusted by the Third Auditor,
to property lost or destroyed in the military
778 force for two years, July 7, 1838, 288
Properly lost or destroyed by the enemy.
tinued in force for two years, February 27,
ment by order of the commanding general,
or by being shot or lost by accident, 511
troller on the rejection of the claim, 511
and other property lost in the revolutionary
The banking-house of the Bank of Michigan,
which has been purchased by the United
of Maine, purchased by the United States,
at Lazaretto Point, given to the Corpora.
Appropriation, to be expended under the di.
rection of the Secretary of War, January
tiers of the United States.
ern and north-western frontiers of the
United States, March 3, 1839, 351
A military road to be surveyed. Military
posts to be established, July 2, 1836, 67
ployed in the labor of making the road,
Appropriation for the repair of the custom-
house at Providence, Rhode Island, 496
The claims of workmen, &c. on the public
buildings to be examined by the Coinmis-
Exchange of books in the library, and docu-
ments authorized, July 20, 1840, 403
Notes of the decisions of the courts of the
United States upon land titles from the
A General Land Ofice established, July 4,
of Dancing Rabbit Creek, suspended, May
the treasury, January 9, 1837, 135
Cherokee county, Alabama, for a seat of
justice in the county, July 5, 1838, 254
ncar the Wabash and Erie canal, author.
chase of public lands, under the act of
minister oaths, and no compensation to be
authorize the State of Tennessee to issue
lands acquired from the Cherokee Indians
the land district north of Red river, con-
have been refused entry under the pre-emp-
ant to make oath, August 23, 1842, 521
late St. Helena land district, in Louisiana,
been erected for the use of United States'
others, authorized, March 3, 1843, - 611
the direction of the Secretary of War, 611
dott tribe of Indians, to be sold, March 3,
site, the corporate authorities may enter the
by the Legislature of the State or Terri.