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seaman or marine have died, or may hereafter die, in the naval service, children of offi- leaving a widow, and, if no widow, a child or children, such widow, and marines,'to and, if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive commence from half the monthly pay to which the deceased would have been entitled, death of such
under the acts regulating the pay of the navy, in force on the first day officer, &c. of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, to commence
from the time of the death of such officer, seaman, or marine; but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow, the half-pay shall go to the child or children of such deceased officer, seaman, or marine, Provided, That the half-pay granted to the child or children shall cease
on their death, or on their attaining the age of twenty-one years. Pensions for Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pensions which may have wounds, &c. to been granted, or which may hereafter be granted, to officers, seamen, commence from and marines, in the naval service, disabled by wounds or injuries rethe time of the officer, &c.,
ceived while in the line of their duty, shall be considered to commence being disabled. from the time of their being so disabled, and that the amount of pen
sion to which said officers, seamen, and marines, may be entitled, shall be regulated according to the pay of the navy as it existed on the first
day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five. Acts repealed. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all acts, and parts of acts,
which may be inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed, so far as they may relate hereto.
APPROVED, March 3, 1837. STATUTE II. March 3, 1837. Chap. XXXIX.-- An Act for the appointment of commissioners to adjust the claims
to reservations of land under the fourteenth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty with the Choctaw Indians.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Three com- States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be appointed missioners to be by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appointed by the President,
three commissioners whose duty it shall be to meet in the State of Miswith the advice sissippi at such time and place, as the President shall appoint and and consent of designate, and there proceed to ascertain the name of every Choctaw their duties.
Indian who was the head of an Indian family at the date of the treaty at Dancing Rabbit Creek, who has not already obtained a reservation under said treaty, and who can show by satisfactory evidence, that he or she complied or offered to comply with all the requisites of the fourteenth article of said treaty, to entitle him or her, to a reservation under said article; and also the number and names of all the unmarried children of such heads of families, who formed a part of the family and were over ten years of age, and likewise the number and names of the children of such heads of families as were under ten years of age, and report to the President, to be, by him, laid before Congress, all the names of such Indians, and the different sections of land to which such heads of families were respectively entitled, together with the opinions of the commissioners, and whether any part of said lands have been
sold by the Government, and the proofs applicable to each case. Commission Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That before entering upon their ers to take an duties, each of said commissioners shall, before some judge or justice oath, &c.
of the peace, take an oath faithfully to discharge the duties imposed by
this act. (a) See an act for the regulation of the Navy and Privateer pensions and Navy Hospital fund. July 10, 1832, chap 194.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That said commissioners are Commissionhereby authorized to appoint a secretary whose duty it shall be to record ers to appoint a correctly all the proceedings of said Board, and faithfully preserve the duties. same, as well as all depositions and other papers filed before said Board, and who shall take an oath to discharge the duties imposed on him by this act.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That upon the request of the District Att'y Commissioners it shall be the duty of the District Attorney of the State for Mississippi of Mississippi, to attend said board, and give his assistance in procuring to attend board the attendance of witnesses, and his aid and advice in their examination, Commission. the better to enable the Commissioners to ascertain the facts correctly ers. in each case.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each of said Commissioners Salaries of shall receive, while in the discharge of the duties hereby imposed, a Commissionsalary at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum, the secretary a ers and Secresalary at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum, and the District tary. Attorney a salary at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum, to be paid quarterly out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That said Commissioners shall Commission. have full power to summon and cause to come before them, such wit- ers authorized nesses as they may deem necessary, and to have them examined on oath, nesses, &c. and if any witness shall testify falsely, with an intention to mislead said Commissioners, such witness shall be guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and shall, upon conviction before any jurisdiction having cognizance thereof, suffer the punishment by law inflicted on those guilty of that offence.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this act Nothing in this shall be so construed as to sanction what is called contingent locations act to be so conwhich have been made by George M. Martin for the benefit of such strued as to Indians, as were supposed to have been entitled to other lands, which santion the have been sold by the United States: such contingent locations having tions made by been made, without any legal authority. It being the true intent of this G. M. Martin. act to reserve to Congress the power of doing that which may appear just when a correct knowledge of all the facts is obtained.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force to Act limited to the first day of March eighteen hundred and thirty-eight next, and no 1st March, longer.
1838. APPROVED, March 3, 1837.
STATUTE 11. Chap. XL.- An Act making appropriations for building light-houses, light-boats,
March 3, 1837. beacon-lights, buoys, and dolphins, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following
Appropria. appropriations be, and the same are hereby, made and directed to be tions to enable paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Sec. of Treas. enable the Secretary of the Treasury to provide, by contract, for build- to contract for ing light-houses, beacon-lights, and for other purposes hereinafter men- houses, &c. tioned. State of Maine.—For a light-house to be erected on a proper site on
Maine. Mark island, in Harpswell sound, five thousand dollars; for a light-house Mark island. to be erected on a proper site on Mount Desert island, at the entrance
Mt. Desert of Frenchman's bay, five thousand dollars; for a light-house on Ram island. island, at the mouth of Damariscotta river, five thousand dollars ; for a Ram island. fog-bell, on Seguin island, at the entrance of Kennebec river, fifteen hun. Seguin island. dred dollars; for placing buoys on West Quaddy bay, and for substitut- West Quaddy ing for the present fog-bell, at the entrance of said passage, a cast-steel bay.
triangular bell, or a bell of the usual form, but increased weight, one
thousand five hundred dollars; for a light-house to be erected, on a Spoon isle.
proper site at Spoon isle, in Penobscot bay, five thousand dollars; for a Saddleback light-house to be erected, on Saddleback ledge, in Penobscot bay, five ledge. Eagle island
thousand dollars; for a light-house to be erected, on Eagle Island point, point.
in Penobscot bay, five thousand dollars; for a light-house to be erected Pleasant river. at the mouth of Pleasant river, five thousand dollars; for placing monu
Ft. Point ledge, Adams's ments on Fort Point ledge, Adams's ledge, and Buck's ledge, in Penoband Buck's scot river, three thousand dollars; for erecting a beacon light on Halfledges. Half-tide
tide ledge, and two buoys about a mile and a half from the town of ledge.
Sullivan, in the county of Hancock, three thousand dollars; for the Town of Sul- erection of a light-house on York nubble, in the county of York, five livan. York nubble.
thousand dollars; for a monument on Portersfield ledge, lying between Portersfield's Owlshead and Goose River point, and a spindle on another ledge lying edge.
near the Portersfield ledge, two thousand six hundred dollars. New Hamp
State of New Hampshire. For the erection of a pier on the east shire. Whaleback
side of Whaleback light-house, to secure it from the force of the waves, light-house.
three thousand dollars; for placing buoys at the entrance of Spruce Sunken rocks. creek, on the eastern edge of “Sunken rocks," and at the east side of Cod rock.
Av azeen island, five hundred dollars; for placing buoys on “Cod
rock," near Fort point, four hundred dollars. Massachusetts. State of Massachusetts.-For two small light-houses, should two be Ipswich harbor.
necessary, on proper sites, at or near Ipswich harbor, seven thousand
dollars; for a light-house to be erected on a proper site at or near Ned's point. Ned's point, contiguous to the village of Mattapoisett, five thousand dolNanset beach. lars; for three small light-houses on Nanset beach, Cape Cod, fifteen Harbors of
feet high, ten thousand dollars ; for the erection of buoys upon the Lynn, &c. rocks and ledges at the entrance of the harbors of Lynn, Salem, Bever
ly, Marblehead, and Manchester, two thousand five hundred dollars; for Aldridge
placing buoys on Aldridge ledge, False spit, Hunt's ledge, Hospital Island ledge, &c.
ledge, Sculpion ledge, Governor's Island point, and Little Farm bar, in Boston harbor, five hundred dollars; for erecting a beacon at the mouth of New Bedford harbor, two thousand dollars; for two small beacon lights near the entrance of Nantucket harbor, five hundred dollars. For
placing a spindle in the harbor of Edgartown, and buoys, two hundred Wing's neck, dollars ; for erecting a light-house at Wing's neck, five thousand dollars:
for buoys in the harbor of Mattapoisett, one hundred dollars; for buoys Bay rock. on Bay rock, the ledge on the shoal on the west side of Taunton river,
opposite Fall River, six hundred dollars; for buoys at a place called Egypt, in Taunton river, one hundred dollars; for a beacon on Muscle bed, and a beacon on Oyster bed point, in Mount Hope bay, five thousand dollars; for a light-house on Mayo beach, in Wellfieet bay, one thousand dollars; for a buoy at Deep-hole Rock, near Oyster island, on
the south side of Barnstable, three hundred dollars. Connecticut State of Connecticut.—For rebuilding a light-house on a proper site, Lynde point. on Lynde point, at the mouth of Connecticut river, five thousand dollars;
Black Boy for placing buoys on Black Boy reef, Barney's reef, Stony Point reef, reef, &c.
and Wheeler's rock in the harbor of Killingworth, three hundred dollars; for a beacon already commenced on Round island, on Saybrook bar, fifteen hundred dollars; nine hundred dollars to meet the expenses of the work as far as executed, the balance to complete and secure the same; for placing buoys on the rocks in the harbor of Greenwich, three hundred dollars; for placing buoys in Mystic harbor, one hundred dollars; for a sea-wall to preserve the light-house and other buildings,
on Fairweather island, near Black Rock harbor, five thousand dollars. Rhode Island. State of Rhode Island.-For a light-house on Papoose Squaw point, Papoose
a place near to, but below, the port of Bristol, five thousand dollars ; Squaw Point,
for placing a buoy and beacon on South White rock, and a buoy on Charles rock, near the harbor of Wickford, one hundred dollars; for
rebuilding and changing the location of the light on Block island, five Block island. thousand dollars; for eight dolphins and two buoys, northward of Field's point, in Providence river, one thousand dollars.
Field's point. State of New York.–For a light-house on a proper site on Cumber- New York.
Cumberland land head, Lake Champlain, five thousand dollars ; for the erection of head. a light-house on a proper site at Split rock point, Lake Champlain, five Split rock thousand dollars; for a revolving, or double light upon the south side of Execution rocks, opposite Sand's point, in Long Island sound, five rocks.
Execution thousand dollars; for a light-house at Big Sandy creek, on Lake On Big Sandy tario, county of Jefferson, five thousand dollars; for a light-house on
creek. Stony point, in the town of Henderson, in the county of Jefferson, three Stony Point. thousand dollars; for buoying out Gedney's channel, three thousand Gedney's dollars; for a beacon-light at Silver Creek harbor, on Lake Erie, four Channel, &c. thousand five hundred dollars; for a light-house on Flynn's Knoll, near Sandy Hook, two hundred thousand dollars; to be built under the direction of the Engineer Department; for a light-boat off Sandy Hook, twenty-five thousand dollars; for placing a beacon on Romer's shoal, Romer's near Sandy Hook, fifteen thousand dollars; for the erection of a light- Shoal. house at Esopus meadows, on the west shore of the Hudson river, three Esopus Mea
dows. thousand dollars; for placing a buoy on the wreck of a vessel sunk at Tappan bay, one hundred dollars; for a light-house on Cedar island, Tappan Bay.
Cedar island. Sag harbor, one thousand dollars; for placing buoys in Sag harbor, two
Sag Harbor. hundred dollars; for erecting a light-house at Rondout creek, on the Rondout Hudson river, five thousand dollars; for erecting a beacon-light at Dun- creek.
Dunkirk harkirk harbor, two thousand seven hundred dollars; for erecting a beacon
bor. light at Van Buren harbor, two thousand seven hundred dollars; for a Van Buren floating-light, to be stationed on or near the Middle Ground, so called, harbor:
Middle Ground. in Long Island Sound, nearly abreast Straitford point, ten thousand dollars; for a light-house on Robin's reef, in the harbor of New York, Robin's reef. fifty thousand dollars; for a light-house at Salmon River harbor, three
Salmon River thousand dollars.
harbor. State of New Jersey.--For a light-house at the mouth of Cohansey New Jersey. creek, five thousand dollars; for the erection of a light-house at or
creek. near Egg island, near the entrance of Maurice river, five thousand dol
Egg Island. lars; for erecting a light-house near Absecum inlet, on the sea-coast, Absecum inin the State of New Jersey, to be so constructed as to be distinguished let. from the other light on the coast, five thousand dollars.
State of Pennsylvania.–For completing the beacon-light at the end Pennsylvania. of the pier which forms the entrance into the harbor of Erie, on Lake Erie harbor. Erie, six hundred and seventy-four dollars.
State of Delaware.–For a light-house on the lower or southern end Delaware. of Reedy island, in the Delaware bay, ten thousand dollars; for the Reedy island. erection of a light-house on the Brandywine shoal, in the Delaware bay, Brandywine in addition to the sum already appropriated, fifteen thousand dollars,
shoal. agreeably to the plan and estinate made by Hartman Bache, of the engineer corps; for mooring buoys in the harbor of the Delaware break Delaware
breakwater. water, two thousand dollars.
State of Maryland.—For a light-house on a proper site on Sharp's Maryland. island, in the Chesapeake bay, five thousand dollars; for placing buoys on the rivers Nanticoke, Manokin, Annamessex, Pocamoke, and Wi
&c. comico, Hooper's and Cajey's straits, and Tangier and Pocamoke sounds, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, in addition to a former appropriation; for erecting a light-house at Love Point, in ad
&c. dition to the sum heretofore appropriated, one thousand dollars.
State of Virginia.-For the erection of a light-house on the south Virginia. end of Hog island, on the Atlantic coast, five thousand dollars; for a Hog island. light-boat on York River spit, or a light-house, ten thousand dollars.
York river. For removing the light-house at Old Point Comfort into Fortress Mon
Old Point. roe, six thousand dollars; for a light-house in the Chesapeake, eight
thousand dollars; for a light-house at Day's point, on James river, five &c.
thousand dollars; for a light-boat, or light-house, in the Potomac river between Mathias point, in Virginia, and Maryland point, in the State of Maryland; Provided, On inquiry, the Secretary of the Treasury
shall deem such light necessary to the safe and uninterrupted navigaChesapeake tion of that section of the river Potomac, ten thousand dollars; for a bay. Potomac
new light-boat in the Chesapeake bay, eight thousand dollars; for å creek.
light-house at the mouth of Potomac creek, five thousand dollars. N. Carolina State of North Carolina.—For a light-house off Powell's point, AlberPowell's point, marle sound, five thousand dollars; for rebuilding a light-house at Fed&c.
eral point, five thousand dollars ; for a light-house on Pea island, near New inlet, five thousand dollars; for building a new light-boat at Long
shoal, in Pamlico sound, ten thousand dollars. S. Carolina. State of South Carolina.–For light-houses or light-boats in the in
St. Helena and lets of Saint Helena and Port Royal, twenty thousand dollars; for the Port Royal. Charleston
construction of five beacon-lights in Charleston harbor, six thousand harbor. dollars, in addition to the appropriation of the last session; the location
of said lights to be changed, if deemed expedient by the Secretary of
the Treasury. Georgia.
State of Georgia. For a light-house on the north end of Little Little Cumberland island, Cumberland island, eight thousand dollars; for the erection of a light&c.
house on the north end of Jekyl island, eight thousand dollars. For the placing of buoys, and beacons, to render the entrance to the harbor of Brunswick secure and easy at all times, ten thousand dollars. For a light-house on Sapaelo island and for placing buoys and beacons at Doboy bar, and Sapaelo bar, for the purpose of rendering safe and secure an entrance at all times to the city of Darien, five thousand dollars; for a floating light to be anchored within Martin's Industry, ten thou
sand dollars. Alabama. Mobile harbor.
State of Alabama.-For placing buoys in the harbor of Mobile, six Sand island. hundred dollars; for the erection of a light-house on Sand island, op
posite Mobile point, ten thousand dollars. Ohio.
State of Ohio. For a light-house on Turtle island, at the entrance Turtle island,
of Maumee bay, in Lake Erie, eight thousand dollars; for a beaconlight on a proper site near the entrance of the harbor of Sandusky bay, two thousand five hundred dollars; for a beacon-light at or near Manhattan, three thousand dollars; for additional buoys to mark the channel at the mouth of the Miami of Lake Erie, and across Maumee bay, two hundred dollars; for a light-house on the south side of Cunning
ham island, in Lake Erie, three thousand dollars. Indiana. State of Indiana.–For a light-house at City West harbor, five thouCity West
sand dollars; to complete the light-house at Michigan City, three harbor, &c.
thousand dollars. Louisiana
State of Louisiana.–For a beacon-light at or near the southwest Vermillion bay.
pass of Vermillion bay, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house Lake Pont at the pass between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, six thouchartrain, &c.
sand dollars ; for erecting a light-house, and a house for the keeper, on Saint Joseph's island, in Lake Borgne, twelve thousand dollars; for placing two buoys at Dauphin Island pass, two buoys at Pass Marianne, two buoys at Pass Christian, and two buoys at Heron pass, fifteen hundred dollars; for beacons and light-houses at the entrance of the harbor recently constructed on Lake Pontchartrain, at the canal above New
Orleans, twenty-five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house on Lake Bayou St.
Pontchartrain, at the mouth of the Bayou Saint John, ten thousand ohn.
Port Pont dollars ; for beacons and light-houses at Port Pontchartrain, in addition chartrain.
to the sum heretofore appropriated, twenty thousand dollars. Mississippi. State of Mississippi. -For the erection of a light-house at the mouth
of Pearl river, in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated, five thousand dollars.