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Laws of the United States.
[21st Cong. 2d Sess.
• AN ACT for the relief of John Culbertson, and to papers and documents of every description which refer
provide an intepreter for the District Court of the to lands in the State of Louisiana, shall be delivered to United States for the Eastern District of Louisiana. the order of the Surveyor General for that State ; and Be it enacted, &c. That the sum of three hundred and such of them as refer io lands in the State of Alabama
shall be delivered to the Surveyor for the State of Alathirty-three dollars and thirty-three and one-third cents i be paid by the Marshal of the United States for the east. Mississippi, together
with such maps, papers, records and
bama ; and such of them as refer to lands in the State of ern District of Louisiana to John Culbertson, for his ser: documents in the office of said principal deputy Surveyvices rendered as interpreter to the United States Court for said District under the provisional appointment of the or, as are not hereby required to be delivered to the Sur. Judge, for each regular term of said Court, from the De. veyor General of the State of Louisiana or to the Survey. cember term of one thousand eight hundred and twenty: der of the Surveyor of the lands of the United States
or for the State of Alabama shall be delivered to the or. five, inclusively, up to the time of the passage of this south of the State of Tennessee ; and the office of said act. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the Judge of principal deputy
shall be, and the same is hereby abol. the District Court of the United States for the eastern ished from and after the first day of May next; and the er District of Louisiana, be and is hereby, authorized to ap. said principal deputy Surveyor shall be vested in and per
powers and duties now exercised and performed by the point an interpreter to said Court, and to allow hima.com formed by the aforesaid Surveyors, within their respec. pensation not exceeding three hundred and thirty-three
tive States. dollars and thirty-three and one-third cents, for his services at each regular term of said Court, to be hold: duty of the Surveyor south of the State of Tennessee to
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the en subsequently to the passage of this act ; and the deliver to the Surveyor General of the State of Louisiana Marshal is authorized to pay the same upon the, or all the maps, papers, records, and documents relating to der of the Judge : Provided always, That it shall be the public lands, and private claims in Louisiana, which the duty of the said interpreter, during his continuance in office, to attend all and every of the called or may be in his office; and in every case where it shall be irregular sessions of the said Court, without any ad- impracticable to make a separation of such maps, papers, ditional compensation therefor: Provided, also, That the them relating to lands in Mississippi
, it shall be his duty
records, and documents, without injury to the portion of said interpreter shall not receive, under this act, more to cause copies thereof certified by him to be furnished than one thousand dollars for each year.
to the Surveyor General of Louisiana, and which copies Approved, March 3, 1831.
shall be of the same validity as the originals. AN ACT concerning vessels employed in the Whale General of Louisiana shall appoint a sufficient number of
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, "That the Surveyor Fishery.
skilful and experienced Surveyors as his deputies, who, Be it enacted, &c That all the provisions of the act en- with one or more good and sufficient sureties, to be ap; # titled “An act to authorize the register or enrolment, proved by said Surveyor General, shall enter into bond
and license, to be issued in the name of the President or for the faithful performance of all surveying contracts conSecretary of any incorporated company owning a fided to them in the penalty of double the amount of mosteamboat or vessel,” passed the third day of March, ney accruing under the said contracts at the rate per one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, shall extend mile stipulated to be paid therein, and who, before enand be applicable to every ship or vessel owned by any tering on the performance of their duties, shall take an incorporated company, and employed wholly in the whale oath, or make affirmation, truly, faithfully, and imparfishery, so long as such ship or vessel shall be wholly tially, to the utmost of their skill and ability, to execute employed in the whale fishery.
the trust confided to them; and, in the event of the failure Approved, March 3, 1831.
of a deputy to comply with the terms of his contract, un
less such failure shall be satisfactorily shown by him to AN ACT to create the office of Surveyor of the Pub-have arisen from causes beyond his control, he shall forlic Lands for the State of Louisiana.
feit the penalty of his bond on due process of law, and Be it enacted, &c. That a Surveyor General of the ever afterwards be debarred from receiving a contract for State of Louisiana shall be appointed, who shall have the surveying public lands in Louisiana or elsewhere. same authority, and perform the same duties, respecting Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Surveyor public lands and private land claims in the State of Lou. General to be appointed in pursuance of this act shall es. isiana, as are now vested in, and required of the Survey. tablish his office at such place as the President of the
or of the lands of the United States, south of the State United States may deem most expedient for the public py of Tennessee, or the principal deputy Surveyors in the service ; and that he shall be allowed an annual salary of
said State ; and that from and after the first day of May two thousand dollars, and that he be authorized to em. next, the office of principal deputy Surveyors, as crea. ploy one skilful draughtsman and recording clerk, whose ted by the ninth section of the act of Congress of the aggregate compensation shall not exceed one thousand twenty-first day of April, eighteen hundred and six, en- five hundred dollars per annum ; and that the fees hereto. titled “An act supplementary to an act entitled “An fore authorized by law for examining and recording sur. act for ascertaining and adjusting the titles and claims to veys be, and the same are hereby, abolished ; and any lands within the territory of Orleans and district of Lou- copy of a plat of survey, or transcript from the records of isiana," be and the same are hereby, abolished; and it the office of the said Surveyor General, shall be admitted shall be the duty of said principal deputy Surveyors to
as evidence in any of the courts of the United States or surrender to the Surveyor General of Louisiana, or to such Territories thereof; and for every copy of a plat ot sur. person or persons as he may appoint to receive the same, vey there shall be paid twenty five cents, and for any all the maps, books, records, field notes, documents and transcript from the records of said office, there shall be articles of every description, appertaining or in any wise paid at the rate of twenty-five cents for every hundred belonging to their offices respectively.
words by the individuals requiring the same. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the principal Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, in relation to deputy Surveyor of the district east of the island of New all such confirmed claims as may conflict, or in any man. Orleans be and he hereby is required to separate and ar
ner interfere with each other, the Register of the Land range the papers in his office; and all the maps, records, | Office and Receiver of Public Moneys for the proper
land district are hereby authorized to decide between the dents of the Treasury Department : Provided, however, parties, and shall in their decision be governed by such that no allowance shall be made in the settlement aforeconditional lines or boundaries as bave been or may be said greater than the amount for which the said Thottias agreed upon between the partics interested, either ver- is now held liable to the United States. bally or in writing ; and in case no lines or boundaries be Approved : March 3, 1831. agreed upon between the parties interested, then the said Register and Receiver are hereby authorized to de. AN ACT for the relief of Christopher Bechtler. cide between the parties in such manner as may be con. Be it enacted , &c. That the Secretary of State be, sistent with the principles of justice ; and that it shall be and he is hereby authorized and required to issue letters the duty of the Surveyor General of the said State to patent, in the usual form, to Christopher Bechtler, for have those claims surveyed and platted in accordance each of his two machines for the purpose of washing gold with the decisions of the Register and Receiver : Pro ores, upon his compliance with all the provisions of the vided, That the said decisions and surveys, and the pa several acts of Congress relative to the issuing of letters tents which may be issued in conformity thereto, shall patent for inventions and improvements, except so far as not in any wise be considered as precluding a legal in the said acts require, on the part of aliens, a residence vestigation and decision by the proper judicial tribunal of two years in the United States. between the parties to any such interfering claims, but shall only operate as a relinquishment on the part of the
Approved : March 3, 1831. United States of all title to the land in question.
AN ACT for the relief of James Hogland. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all the lands to which the Indian title has been extinguished lying north
Be it enacted, &c. That James Hogland, of the State of the northern boundary of the State of Illinois, west of of Indiana, be, and he is hereby authorized to surrender Lake Michigan, and east of the Mississippi River, shall and cancel, at the land office at Indianapolis, in such be surveyed in the same manner, and under the same form as the Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, his regulations, provisions, restrictions, and reservations as patent for the east half of the southeast quarter of section the other public lands are surveyed.
seventeen, in township fourteen, north, of range three, Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, that the Legislature east, in the district of lands offered for sale at Indiananoof the State of Missouri be, and is hereby, authorized to lis; and that he be permitted to enter, in lieu thereof, sell and convey in fec simple all or any part of the lands and without paying for the same, any other half quarter heretofore reserved and appropriated by Congress for section in said district, subject to entry at private sale. the use of a seminary of learning in said Siate, and to in
Approved: March 3, 1831. vest the money arising from the sale thereof in some productive fund, the proceeds of which shall be forever ap
AN AC E' granting a pension to Martin Miler. plied by the Legislature of said State solely to the use of Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be ausuch seminary, and for no other use or purpose whatso. thorized and directed to place the name of Martin Miller ever. And that the Legislature of said State of Missouri on the list of revolutionary pensioners, at the rate of shall be, and is hereby, authorized to sell and convey in eight dollars per month, to commence on the first day of fee simple all or any part of the salt springs not exceeding January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight. twelve in number, and six sections of land adjoining to Approved, March 3, 1831. each granted to said State by the United States for the use thereof, and selected by the Legislature of said State, AN ACT for the relief of Joseph S. Cannon. on or before the first day of January, one thousand eight Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Navy be, hundred and twenty-five, and to invest the money arising and he is hereby, authorized and required to place the from the sale thereof in some productive fund, the pro name of Joseph's. Cannon on the Navy Pension List, at ceeds of which shall be forever applied, under the direc. the rate of ten dollars per monih, payable from the first tion of said Legislature, for the purpose of education in day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine. said State, and for no other purpose whatsoever.
Approved: March 3, 1831. Approved, March 3, 1831.
AN ACT for the relief of Antoine Dequindre, and the AN ACT for the relief of George B. Dameron and Wil
legal representatives of Louis Dequindre, deceased. liam Howze, of Mississippi.
Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to release "be and he is hereby, authorized to make a reasonable al. and discharge Antoine Dequindre, and the legal reprelowance to the Register and Receiver of the land office sentatives of Louis Dequindre, deceased, from the pay. at Jackson Court House, Mississippi, for extra services ment of three several bonds given to the collector of De. performed by them under the third section of the sct of troit, on the twenty-sixth day of February, one thousand the third March, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven.
eight hundred and seventeen, for the payment of duties Approved, March 3, 1831.
on a quantity of goods transported through Canada, from
Buffalo to Detroit, amounting, together, to the sum of fire AN ACT for the relief of James Thomas, late Quarter. hundred and seventy-nine dollars and forty-nine cents :
master General in the Army of the United States. Provided, That, if any costs have arisen, by the condBe it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers mencement of suits on either of the said bonds, the same of the Treasury Department be, and they are hereby shall be first paid and satisfied by the said Antoine Deauthorized and directed to adjust and settle the accounts quindre, and the legal representatives of Louis Dequin:
dre, deceased. and claims of Col. Jas. Thomas, late Quartermaster General of the Army of the U. States, and allow him a credit
Approved : March 3, 1831. for all vouchers which he shall satisfactorily prove to have been lost for the expenditure of money duly authorized AN ACT for the relief of Samuel Coburn of the State of and not beretofore placed to his credit, and that they al.
Mississippi. low him such compensation for all extra official duties Be it enacted, &c. That the Surveyor General of the performed and services rendered by him as he is entitled public lands south of the State of Tennessee, be, and be to, if any, according to former regulations and prece-l is hereby, authorized and required to cause to be sur
veyed by the proper officer, a certain tract of land, claim. or any part thereof, shall have been sold, patented, or ed by Samuel
Coburn, lying on the waters of Chubby's confirmed, to any person, previous to the passage of this Fork, of the Bayou Pierre, Claiborne county, Mississippi, act, then and in that case, the said Woodson Wren shall a originally claimed by William Thomas,by virtue of a Spa- be allowed to enter the same number of acres of the
nish warrant or order of survey, granted to said Thomas claim thus sold, patented, or confirmed, to any other on the twenty-first of March,
one thousand seven hun person, or any of the unappropriated lands in the State dred and ninety-five; and that a correct return and plat of Mississippi that may be subject to private entry, con: of the same be made to his office, stating how much of forming, in such entry, to the divisions and subdivisions said claim bas been sold or confirmed by the United States established by law. to Abraham Barnes or any other person.
Approved, March 3, 1831. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Samuel Coburn is authorized to locate, on any of the public lands RESOLUTION, in relation to the transmission of public within the State of Mississippi, so many acres of the claim documents printed by order of either House of Con. above referred to as may be ascertained by said survey gress. and plat, to be sold or confirmed to Abraham Barnes or
Resolved, &c. That nothing contained in the act to any other person ; and that the remainder of the original reduce into one the several acts establishing and regulatSpanish grant to Thomas be, and the same is hereby coning the Post Office Department, approved March third, firmed to Samuel Coburn : Provided, That such confir- one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, shall be mation shåll only operate as a relinquishment of all right construed to repeal or limit the operation of the act au: and title on the part of the United States to said land.
thorizing the transmission of certain documents free of Approved : March 3, 1831.
postage, approved December nineteenth, one thousand
eight hundred twenty-one. AN ACT for the relief of Woodson Wren, of Mississippi. Approved, January 13, 1831.
Be it enacted, &c. That Woodson Wren of the State of Mississippi, be, and he is hereby, confirmed to a tract A RESOLUTION directing the Secretary of State to of land containing eight hundred arpens, situated on the
subscribe for seventy copies of Peters' condensed reeast side of the bay of Biloxi, in the county of Jackson,
ports of decisions of the Supreme Court. and State of Mississippi, between Bellfontaine and the old Resolved, that the Secretary of the Department of French fort, claimed by virtue of a purchase from Little State be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to berry Rubertson, and reported for confirmation by the subscribe for and receive seventy copies of the condensRegister and Receiver of the land office at Jackson Court- ed reports of cases in the Supreme Court of the United house, Mississippi, dated July the twelfth, one thousand States, edited by Richard Peters, and cause to be distrieight hundred and twenty-three.
buted one copy thereof to the President of the United Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Commis- States, each of the Justices of the Supreme Court, each misioner of the General Land Office, upon being presented of the Judges of the District Courts, the Attorney Gene
with plats and certificates of survey of the said tract of ral of the United States, each of the Heads of Depart. land, legally executed by a proper officer, shall issue a ments, each of the Judges of the several Territories of patent for the same ; which patent shall operate only as the United States, five copies thereof for the use of each a reliquishment, on the part of the United States, of all House of Congress ; and the residue of the copies shall right and title to said land.
be deposited in the Library of Congress : Provided, how. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, if it shall ap- ever, that the cost of each volume shall not exceed five pear to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of the Ge- dollars. neral Land Office that the claim herein above alluded to, Approved, March 2, 1831.
INDEX TO THE DEBATES IN THE SENATE.
Adams, Mr. of Mississippi, death of announced, and re- District of Columbia, leave given to introduce a bill to
establish a system of penal law for the, 844.
President, committee reported, and the Senate practice of, in the District of Columbia, 292.
Duties on cinnamon and spices, (see Passports and Clear-
Congress to lay and collect, 285; laid on the ta-
mittee concurred in, 334.
the location of lands in the State of, introduced
and adopted, 31.
Indians, bill to provide for the payment of an annuity to
the Seneca tribe of, taken up, 29; laid on the
table, 30; again taken up, 78; ordered to a third
the enforcement of the provisions of, 204; de.
bate thereon, and resolution adopted, 205 to 208.
amended, and ordered to a third reading, 328.
Indians, Executive proceedings in relation to the treaty
with the Choctaw, 345 to 348.
Johns, Rev. H. Van Dyke, elected chaplain, 4.
praying a reduction of the duties upon, present-
ed and referred, 41; committee report, and de-
bate thereon, 313 to 317, 321 to 323. (See Ap-
memorial of inhabitants of New Jersey, praying a
drawback of the duties on, presented, 41; debate
on its reference, 42, 43; laid on the table, 44.
Insolvent debtors of the United States, bill for the relief
of, taken up, and ordered to a third reading,
323 to 325.
Internal improvements, views of the committee to whom
ject of, 214.
Laws of the United States, notice given of joint resolu-
tion authorizing a subscription to a stereotype
edition of, 213.
Lucas, J. B. C. a witness on the trial of Judge Peck, 28.
punishment of, ordered to be printed, 334. Magennis, Arthur L. a witness on the trial of Judge Peck,
Judge Peck, 28.
tion adopted to honor his memory, 3.