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New London For fortifications at New London harbor, twenty-five thousand dolharbor. lars; Fort Schuyler. For Fort Schuyler, eighty thousand dollars; Fort Hamilton For repairs of Fort Hamilton, twenty thousand dollars ; Fort Lafayette. For repairs of Fort Lafayette, five thousand dollars; Fort Colum. For repairs of Fort Columbus, one thousand six hundred and sixtybus.
two dollars; Castle Wil- For repairs of Castle William, five thousand seven hundred and liam.
thirty-five dollars; South battery, For repairs of south battery, Governor's island, three thousand five Gov’rs island. hundred dollars ;
Fort Monroe. For repairs of Fort Monroe, fifty thousand dollars;
For rebuilding bridge over Mill creek, near Fort Monroe, five thou-
For repairs of road from Fort Monroe to said bridge, one thousand
dollars; Purchase of For purchase of land in the vicinity of Fort Monroe, one thousand land near Fort dollars; Monroe.
For Fort Calhoun, fifty thousand dollars ;
For Fort Caswell, six thousand dollars ;
For Fort Pickens, eight thousand dollars ;
For repairs of Fort Barrancas, fifteen thousand dollars;
For repairs of Fort Morgan, ten thousand dollars ; Fort Pike. For repairs of Fort Pike, five thousand dollars; Fort Wood. For repairs of Fort Wood, three thousand five hundred and eighty
dollars; Battery Bien- For repairs of the battery Bienvenue, two thousand five hundred dolvenue.
lars; Tower Dupre. For repairs of Tower Dupre, four hundred dollars ; Fort Jackson.
For repairs of Fort Jackson, twenty thousand dollars; Ft. St. Philip For repairs of Fort St. Philip, three thousand three hundred dollars; Ft.Livingston. For Fort Livingston, Grande Terre, Louisiana, fifteen thousand dol
For contingencies of fortifications, ten thousand dollars; Incidental ex- For incidental expenses attending repairs of fortifications, fifty thoupenses. sand dollars. Provided, however, That in case of a disappointment in Proviso.
the receipts of revenue from customs, or lands, or other sources, or of a failure to collect the debts due from the late deposite banks, or from the Bank of the United States of Pennsylvania, so that the means of the Treasury shall not be sufficient to meet the ordinary calls for the service of the year, according to the appropriations made by Congress, and also the expenses authorized by this act, the President of the United States shall be, and hereby is, authorized, upon ascertainment, at any time, of these facts, from the Secretary of the Treasury, to direct the postponement until after the close of the next session of Congress, or until Congress shall otherwise direct, of the whole, or such portion of the appropriations made by this act as the state of the Treasury shall seem to him to require; any order for postponement to be made alike applicable to each item of appropriation, so far as the state of facts, at the time it is made, and a due regard to the public interests, will permit, and all contracts entered into in pursuance of these appropriations to be made subject to the conditions of this proviso,
APPROVED, July 21, 1840,
RESOLUTIONS. No. 1. Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to continue certain May 2, 1840.
clerks employed in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the authority given to Authority conthe Secretary of War by the sixteenth clause of the first section of the tained in 16th act entitled “ An act providing for the salaries of certain officers therein act 9th May named, and for other purposes," dated the ninth day of May, one thou- 1836, ch. 60, sand eight hundred and thirty-six, to employ two clerks in the business extended for of reservations and grants under Indian treaties, be extended after the two years. expiration of the period for which that authority was granted for the term of two years.
APPROVED, May 2, 1840.
No. 3. A Resolution concerning the statue of Washington, by Greenough. May 27, 1840.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Measures to be Navy be authorized and instructed to take measures for the importation taken for its im. and erection of the statue of Washington, by Greenough.
erection. APPROVED, May 27, 1840.
No. 4. A Resolution to authorize the President to dispose of certain presents from July 20, 1840.
the Imaum of Muscat and the Emperor of Morocco. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the Such as cannot United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to dispose, in such time conveniently be and manner as he shall
see fit, of all such of the presents to the Govern- Department of ment of the United States as have been sent from the Imaum of Muscat State to be disor the Emperor of Morocco, and cannot conveniently be deposited or posed of, &c. kept in the Department of State, and cause the proceeds thereof to be placed in the Treasury of the United States.
APPROVED, July 20, 1840.
No. 5. Joint Resolution for the exchange of books and public documents for foreign July 20, 1840.
publications. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the librarian, Exchange of under the supervision of the Committee on the Library, be authorized duplicates in the to exchange such duplicates as may be in the library for other books Library authoror works.
Second. That he be authorized, in the same way, to exchange docu- of documents. ments.
Third. That hereafter, fifty additional copies of the documents, printed by order of either House, be printed and bound for the purpose be printed for of exchange in foreign countries.
exchange. APPROVED, July 20, 1840.
ACTS OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS
Washington, in the district of Columbia, on Monday, the 7th day
of December, 1840, and ended the 3d day of March, 1841. MARTIN VAN BUREN, President. RICHARD M. JOHNSON, Vice Presi
dent of the United States, and President of the Senate. ROBERT M. T. HUNTER, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
STATUTE II. Dec. 18, 1840. Chap. I.–An Act making appropriations, in part, for the support of Government
for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. (Obsolete.]
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any
unappropriated money in the Treasury, viz: Members of
For pay and mileage of members of Congress and delegates, two Congress.
hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Officers of the For pay of the officers and clerks of the Senate and House of ReSenate and H. presentatives, twenty-five thousand dollars. of Reps. Expenses of
For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent Senate. expenses of the Senate, twenty-five thousand dollars. Expenses of For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent H. of Reps.
expenses of the House of Representatives, one hundred thousand dol
lars. Pay to mes Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding twelve sengers for
thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any bringing the electoral votes. money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of
the sums due by law to the several messengers of the respective States, as compensation for conveying to the seat of Government the vote of the electors of the said States for President and Vice President of the United States.
APPROVED, December 18, 1840. STATUTE II. Jan. 14, 1841. Chap. II.—An Act supplementary to an act to abolish imprisonment for debt in
certain cases. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Construction United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled to be given to
"An act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases," approved the act of 28th February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, shall be so 35.
construed as to abolish imprisonment for debt, on process issuing out of any court of the United States, in all cases whatever, where, by the laws of the State in which the said court shall be held, imprisonment for debt has been, or shall hereafter be, abolished.
APPROVED, January 14, 1841.
(a) Notes of the acts which have been passed relating to imprisonment for debt, vol. 1, 269.
STATUTE II. Chap. III.-An Act further to amend the act entitled "An act to provide for taking Jan. 14, 1841.
the sixth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States," approved March third, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.
Act of March
3, 1839, ch. 80. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall and may be The time allawful for such of the assistants to the marshals, in the respective States lowed for mak. and Territories, who have not, before the passage of this act, made tions and retheir respective returns to such marshals under the act hereby amended, turns, extended. to complete their enumerations and make their returns, under the said act, at any time before the first day of May, eighteen hundred and forty-one, and for the marshals of such States and Territories to make their returns to the Secretary of State at any time before the first of
June, eighteen hundred and forty-one; Provided, That nothing herein Proviso. - contained shall be deerned to release such marshals and assistants from the penalties contained in the act aforesaid, unless their returns shall be made within the time prescribed in this act : And provided, further, Further proThat no person be included in the returns made under the present act,
viso. unless such persons shall have been inhabitants of the district for which such returns shall be made, on the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the eleventh sec
Construction tion of the act for taking the sixth census as applies to the printing, 3d March 1839,
of . under the direction of the Secretary of State, of the aggregate returns ch. 80, with rereceived from the marshals, be so construed as to apply equally to the gard to printing census of pensioners, and the statistical aggregates returned by said the returns, marshals : And be it further provided, That for arranging and pre- Extra compen. paring the census of pensioners required by the thirteenth section of sation to the the act for taking the sixth census and for the compiling and supervi- tending the exsion of the printing of the statistical returns taken under said act, there ecution of said be allowed to the superintending clerk, upon the completion of the act. work, such compensation as the Secretary of State may deem just and equitable, not exceeding the rate heretofore allowed for compiling the statistics of the third census; and that an allowance be made to the dis- Extra compenbursing agent of the Department of State for the extra duties which sation to the dis. have been, or may be, imposed upon him on account of the sixth cen- bursing agent of
State dep't. sus, in relation to its preparatory measures, the accounts of the marshals, and the disbursements, at a rate not exceeding that allowed him for his services in relation to the fifth census, according to the time he shall have been engaged in such duties. APPROVED January 14, 1841.
STATUTE II. CHAP. V.-An Act to authorize the issuing of Treasury Notes. (a) Feb. 15, 1841. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the (Obsolete.) United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President An emission of of the United States is hereby authorized to cause Treasury notes to be not exceeding issued for such sum or sums as the exigencies of the Government may
any one time require; but not exceeding the sum of five millions of dollars of this outstanding, emission, outstanding at any one time, to be reimbursed in the last authorized. quarters of the year, if the condition of the Treasury will permit it, and to be issued under the limitations and other provisions, contained in the To be issued act, entitled “ An act to authorize the issuing of Treasury notes,” ap- 12th Oct. 1837, proved the twelfth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and chap: 2, as mo. thirty-seven, and as modified by an act, entitled “ An act additional to ofisist Marche the act on the subject of Treasury notes," approved the thirty-first day 1840, ch. 5.
(a) Notes of the acts which have been passed relating to the issuing and reimbursement of Treasury notes, vol. 2, 766.
This law to expire in one year. Proviso.
of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty, except that this law shall expire in one year from and after its passage: Provided, That in case the Treasury notes outstanding and unredeemed, issued under former laws of Congress, added to the amount of such notes issued under this act, and actually expended or issued to meet payments due and payable before the fourth day of March next, shall, on the fourth day of March next, exceed the sum of five millions of dollars, then the President of the United States shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to issue, by virtue of the provisions of this act, such further amount of the said notes as will make the whole amount issued under this act, and applicable to payments falling due after the third day of March next, the full sum of five millions of dollars.
APPROVED, February 15, 1841.
STATUTE II. Feb. 18, 1841. CAAP. VI.-An Act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and [Obsolete.)
other pensioners of the United States, for the year eighteen hundred and fortyone, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of th. United Appropria- States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sams be, tions.
and the same are hereby, appropriated, in addition to former appropriations, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the pensioners of the United States, for the year one thou
sand eight hundred and forty-one : Revolutionary For the revolutionary pensioners under the act of the eighteenth of pensioners. March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, three hundred and 1818, ch. 19.
fourteen thousand dollars; Invalid pen
For payment of invalid pensions, one hundred and seven thousand sions.
dollars; Widows and For pensions to widows and orphans under the act of the fourth of orphans. July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, four hundred and forty1836, ch. 362
eight thousand two hundred and forty-one dollars; Five years' For five years' pensions to widows under the act of the seventh of pensions to July one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, one hundred and widows.
1838, ch. 189. sixty-eight thousand three hundred and fourteen dollars; Half-pay pen
For half-pay pensions, payable through the offices of the Second and sions.
Third Auditors, five thousand dollars ; Arrearages.
For arrearages, payable through the Second Auditor's office, six hundred dollars;
For arrearages, payable through the Third Auditor's office, one thou
sand dollars. Removal, &c.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That one hundred thousand dolof Seminoles. lars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be expended under the
direction of the Secretary of War, for the removal, subsistence, and benefit of such of the Seminole Indian chiefs and warriors as may sur
render for emigration. No arms to be
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no rifles, or arms of any delivered to
kind, shall be delivered to said Indians until they reach the western them until, &c. boundary of the State of Arkansas.
APPROVED, February 18, 1841. STATUTE II. Feb. 18, 1841. CHAP. VII.-An Act to amend an act entitled “ An act to authorize the State of
Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and Act of April
to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated lands within the same," 18, 1806, ch.31.
passed the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of Tennessee be, and hereby is, constituted the agent of the Government of the