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State of Michigan.--For a light-house on a proper site at the mouth Michigan. of Grand river, five thousand dollars; for a light-house at a proper site at the mouth of Detroit river, five thousand dollars; for a light-house on Windmill island, at the outlet of Lake St. Clair, five thousand dollars ; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of Saginaw river, five thou- Saginaw river. sand dollars ; for erecting a light-house at Wagooshance, or Fox point, or Fox Point.
Wagooshance, on the Straits of Michillimackinac, five thousand dollars; for erecting Kalamazoo a light-house at the mouth of Kalamazoo river, five thousand dollars.
Territory of Florida.—For a light-house on the most suitable site Florida. at or near the east entrance from the Gulf of Mexico into Appalachi- Appalachicola cola bay, to be selected by the Secretary of the Treasury, ten thousand bay. dollars; for a light-house at the entrance of Saint Joseph's bay, ten
bay. thousand dollars; for three buoys at the mouth of Saint John's river, one St. John's thousand dollars; for buoys to mark the channel from the eastern pass
Appalachicola into Appalachicola bay to the town of Appalachicola, one thousand bay. dollars; for a light-boat to be stationed at the northwest passage, twelve miles from Key West, ten thousand dollars; for buoys at the north
Key West, west passage and harbor of Key West, eight hundred dollars; for a
Key West. light-house on the north point of Amelia island, eight thousand dollars;
Amelia island. for rebuilding and changing the location of the light-house at Mosquito let.
Mosquito ininlet, seven thousand dollars; for placing buoys on a rock in the outer harbor of Key West, five hundred dollars; for securing the foundation Key West. of the light-house on Sand Key, and for the attendance of a boat pro
Sand Key. cured by the lake keeper, one thousand six hundred and twenty dollars; for rebuilding the light-house at Cape Florida, ten thousand Cape Florida. dollars ; for a light-house on Carryforce reef on the southeastern ex
Carry force tremity of the coast of Florida, twenty thousand dollars. Territory of Wisconsin.—For erecting a light-house at the mouth
Wisconsin. of Milwaukee river, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house at the mouth of the Manitowac river, five thousand dollars ; for a light- Manitowac river. house at Chipewagan, five thousand dollars; for erecting a light-house
Chipewagan. at the entrance of Green bay, five thousand dollars; for erecting a
Root river. light-house at Root river, five thousand dollars. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That before any of the improve
Before any of
the improvements aforesaid are commenced, the Board of Navy Commissioners ments are com shall cause an examination to be made for the purpose of ascertaining menced, the
Board of Navy whether the safety of navigation requires any additional facilities, and
Commissioners if so what is most suitable for each place needing such additional facili- to cause an exties, and thereupon to report their opinion in regard to all such places amination to be as speedily as may be to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall pro- report to the ceed with the works so recommended. But if the said board, after Secretary of the causing such examination to be made, shall be of opinion that
any said improvements are not needed to facilitate the navigation, or that the navigation is so inconsiderable as not to justify the proposed works, or that the same are inexpedient from any cause, no further proceeding shall be had, and their opinions with the facts shall be reported to Congress. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- Secretary of
the Treasury to sury be, and he is hereby, authorized to adopt the improvements in adopt the imlamps and lanterns of light-houses, and the mode of warming the same, provement in invented by Isaac Dunham, if, in his opinion, after due examination, lamps; &c., inand trial thereof, (if necessary,) said improvements shall be deemed of Dunham, on cerutility in respect to the saving of expense, in repairs and support, or in tain conditions. respect to improving the lights : Provided, the right to adopt said improvements in the light-houses and light-boats of the United States can be obtained on terms which the Secretary shall deem reasonable.
APPROVED, March 3, 1837.
Creek Indians in the treaty of March twenty-four, eighteen hundred and thirty-
Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United Those which States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the shall remain
United States may, and he is hereby authorized to, cause all the reserves unsold on 4th April next, to
belonging to the Creek Indians by virtue of the provisions of the treaty be sold at pub- of March twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, which shall lic auction, &c. remain unsold on the fourth day of April next, to be sold at public auc
tion in the Creek country; after giving at least sixty days notice of the time, place and terms of sale in the public prints, and to cause patents
to be issued to the purchasers of said reserves. Confirmation Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United of sales by the
States may, and he is hereby authorized to, confirm the sales by the widow, &c., of Creek Indians
widow, the widow and children, the children, or the lawful administrator who have or of Creek Indians who have died, or who may die, prior to the fourth may die before day of April next, without having legally disposed of said reserves, and 41h April next,
to receive the purchase-money, or such portions of it as may not have
been paid to the persons entitled to it, and to cause patents to be issued Proviso. therefor to the purchasers; “ Provided, That sales made by lawful ad
ministrators shall be entitled to a preference over sales made by widows
and children." Payment of
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President may, and he money which
is hereby authorized to, pay the persons entitled thereto, the money may be received from purchasers which may be received from the purchasers of reserves under the under authority authority given in the two preceding sections, at such times and in such given in preced.
amounts as he shall deem best for the parties concerned; or, if he think ing sections, &c.
proper, to invest the whole or any part of said purchase-money in stocks, and pay the interest to the persons entitled, in such amounts, and in
such manner, as, in his opinion, will be most advantageous for them : Proviso. Provided, That he may cause the principal of the sum or sums so in
vested to be paid to the persons entitled thereto, whenever he may think Further pro
proper : And provided, further, That the provisions of this act shall viso.
be executed under such regulations and restrictions as the President
may prescribe. The President Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it may be lawful for the
President of the United States to cause the sum of one dollar and dollar and a quarter per twenty-five cents per acre to be paid to the Creek Indians, whose names acre to be paid were omitted to be entered on the census-roll taken under the treaty of to certain Creek Indians.
eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and to those whose names appear on said roll, but for whom no locations have been made, who shall appear,
from proper evidence, to be justly entitled to reservations under the proProviso. visions of said treaty; Provided, That the sums thus payable under this
section may be invested in stocks upon the same terms and conditions, and under the same regulations and restrictions as are herein before prescribed in respect to moneys payable under the first and second sec
tions of this act; Provided, further, That no transfer by the person viso.
entitled under this section shall be valid. Money appro
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That, for the purpose of carrying priated to carry into effect the provisions of the three first sections of this act, the sum this act into effect.
of ten thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, together with such sum as may be necessary to carry into effect the fourth section thereof.
APPROVED, March 3, 1837.
may cause one
STATUTE II. Chap. XLII.- An Act explanatory of the act entitled An act granting half-pay to March 3, 1837.
widows and orphans where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes. (a)
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the benefits of the third
The benefits section of the act entitled " An act granting half-pay to widows and of the act not to orphans, where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received from any wi. in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes," dow in conseapproved the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall quence of her
having married, not be withheld from any widow, in consequence of her having married &c. after the decease of the husband for whose services she may claim to
Act of July 4, be allowed a pension or annuity under said act: Provided, That she 1836, ch. 362. was a widow at the time it was passed. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the widow of any person
Widows of who continued in the service of the United States until the third day
continued in of November, seventeen hundred and eighty-three, and was married service to 3d before that day, and while her husband was in such service, shall be November, entitled to the benefits of the third section of the aforesaid act.
1783, and were
before that day, APPROVED, March 3, 1837.
STATUTE II. Chap. XLIII.- An Act to continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions.
March 3, 1837. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the office of Commis- Continued to sioner of Pensions shall be, and the same is hereby continued, until the 4th March, fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a Commissioner of Pen- A commis. sions shall be appointed by the President of the United States, by and sioner to be apwith the advice and consent of the Senate; and that he shall execute, President, &c. under the direction of the Secretary of War, such duties in relation to the various pension laws as may be prescribed by the President. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioner shall
His salary, receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars; and have the &c. privilege of sending and receiving letters and packets by mail free of
Act of March
3, 1845, ch. 43. postage. APPROVED, March 3, 1837.
STATUTE II. CHAP. XLIV.-An Act to provide for certain harbors, and for the removal of March 3, 1837.
obstructions in and at the mouths of certain rivers, and for other purposes, during the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.
(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following Appropriations sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any for carrying on money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for carrying on and certain works. completing certain works heretofore commenced, to wit: For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Chicago, Illinois, Chicago har
bor. forty thousand dollars;
For continuing the construction of a harbor at Michigan City, In- Michigan diana, thirty thousand dollars; For continuing the construction of a pier or breakwater at the mouth St. Joseph
river. of the river Saint Joseph, Michigan, fifteen thousand dollars ;
For the continuation of the works at the harbor near the mouth of River Raisin. the river Raisin, Michigan, thirty thousand dollars;
For completing the channel of the Cocheco branch of the Piscataqua Cocheco river. river, in the State of New Hampshire, five thousand dollars ;
(a) See notes to the Resolution of March 3, 1837, granting a pension to Susan Decatur, widow of Stephen Decatur, post, 199.
Whitehall harbor. Genesee river.
Huron river. Vermillion river.
Presque Isle harbor.
Portland har. bor.
Cattaraugus creek harbor.
Salmon river harbor.
North and South Hero islands.
For continuing the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of
For continuing the improvement of the harbor at Whitehall, in the
For continuing the improvement of the channel at the mouth of
For improving the harbor of Mobile, in the State of Alabama, by
For continuing the removal of obstructions at Black river, Ohio, six
For continuing the removal of obstructions at the mouth of the
For continuing the improvement of the navigation at the mouth of
For continuing the improvement of Cleaveland harbor, Ohio, ten
For continuing the removal of obstructions at Cunningham creek,
For continuing the removal of obstructions at Ashtabula creek, Ohio,
For continuing the removal of obstructions at Conneaut creek, Ohio, five thousand dollars;
For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Presque Isle, Pennsylvania, fifteen thousand dollars;
For continuing the improvement of Dunkirk harbor, New York, fif-
For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Portland, Lake
For continuing the improvement of the harbor at Cattaraugus creek,
For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Salmon river, Lake
For continuing the improvement of the channel between the North
For continuing the construction of a breakwater at Plattsburg, New
For continuing the improvement of the harbor at the mouth of Oak
For continuing the pier at Kennebunk, Maine, three thousand dollars;
For continuing the improvement at Big Sodus bay, New York, twelve thousand dollars.
For continuing the pier and mole at Oswego harbor, New York, fif teen thousand dollars;
For placing buoys in the vicinity of the monument on Steele’s Ledge, Maine, being the unexpended balance of the appropriation of the twenty-eighth of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, for rebuilding the monument on Steele’s Ledge, four hundred and sixty-six dollars;
For continuing the construction of a breakwater at Burlington, Ver-
For continuing the breakwater on Stanford's Ledge, Portland harbor,
For continuing the breakwater at Sandy bay, Massachusetts, twenty
For continuing the breakwater at Hyannis harbor, Massachusetts, five thousand dollars;
For continuing the improvement of the channel of the river Thames, River Thames. leading into Norwich harbor, Connecticut, twenty thousand dollars;
For continuing the securing of the public works, at the harbor of Southport harSouthport, Connecticut, one thousand dollars;
bor. For improving the harbor of Westport, Connecticut, three thousand Westport har seven hundred and thirty-four dollars;
bor. For continuing the improvement of the navigation of the Hudson Hudson river. river, above and below Albany, in the State of New York, one hundred thousand dollars; to be expended according to the plan and estimate recommended by the Secretary of War;
For continuing the repairs at the harbor of Chester, Pennsylvania, Chester har two thousand dollars;
bor. For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Wilmington, Dela- Wilmington
harbor. ware, eight thousand dollars; For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Newcastle, Dela- Newcastle
harbor. ware, ten thousand dollars; For continuing the Delaware breakwater, and constructing a wharf
Delaware or mole pursuant to the report of Captain Delafield, one hundred and breakwater. forty-one thousand dollars.
And that the sum of seventy thousand dollars be, and the same is Erection of a hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise marine hospital
at N. Orleans, appropriated, for the erection of a marine hospital in the city of New &c. Orleans, in that part of said city wbich shall be designated by the Secretary of the Treasury, and for the purchase of lands on which to erect said marine hospital; and that the President of the United States, Purchase of
sites for marine be, and he is hereby authorized to select and cause to be purchased,
hospitals on the for the use and benefit of sick seamen, boatmen, and all other naviga- western waters, tors on the western rivers and lakes, suitable sites for marine hospitals, &c. Provided that the number thereof shall not exceed for the river Missis. Proviso. sippi three, for the river Ohio three, and for Lake Erie one; and to enable the President to make such selection and purchase, he may call to his aid one or more medical men of the army, not exceeding three in all, to examine and report on such sites, and to ascertain at what price the same can be had; and that the sum of fifteen thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to effect the purchase thereof, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated; and that suitable plans and estimates be prepared, under the direction of the Secretary of War, for the construction of said hospitals, and
Erection of a submitted to Congress, at the commencement of the next session
marine hospital thereof; and that the sum of ten thousand dollars be appropriated for at Mobile. the erection of a marine hospital in the city of Mobile; Provided, That Proviso. the expenditures for the purchase of sites and the erection of hospitals at New Orleans and Mobile shall not exceed the amounts herein appropriated for these purposes; that from and after the first day of April After 1st April next, all laws enacted whereby seamen are required to pay twenty cents
next all laws re
quiring seamen a month, or their employers are required to retain that sum out of their
to pay 20 cents wages, to create a fund for the sick and disabled seamen, shall be sus- a month, &c., pended for one year, during which no such exaction shall be made; and shall be suspen
ded for 1 year, that instead of said tax there be appropriated, out of any money in the &c. Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be disbursed in the same manner as the sum above mentioned, Provided, however, that seamen and watermen, who have Proviso. not contributed to said fund, may receive relief to such extent, and under such regulations as the President of the United States shall direct. For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Baltimore, Mary- Baltimore har.
bor. land, fifteen thousand dollars ; For continuing the removal of obstructions at Ocracoke inlet, North
Ocracoke inlet. Carolina, twelve thousand and fifty dollars ;