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On application of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized to direct the names of of any pension any pensioners, resident in the State of Kentucky, to be transferred, on Kentucky, their the application of such pensioner, from the agencies in the State of names to be

Kentucky, to the agency in Cincinnati, in the State of Ohio. transferred to agency in Cin.

APPROVED, May 23, 1844. cinnati. STATUTE I.

Chap. XXX.An Act relating to the port of entry in the district of PassamaMay 31, 1844.

quoddy, in the State of Maine. Port of entry Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United under act of March 3, 1803,

States of America in Congress assembled, That the port of entry and ch. 26, sec. 4,' delivery which now is, or hereafter may be, constituted by virtue of the to be a port of fourth section of the act approved March third, one thousand eight hunentry for ves. sels and cargoes

dred and three, shall, while the same shall remain such, be also a port of from Cape of

entry for ships and vessels and their cargoes, arriving from the Cape of Good Hope and Good Hope and from places beyond the same. beyond.

APPROVED, May 31, 1844. STATUTE I. May 31, 1844. Chap. XXXI. - An Act to amend the judiciary act passed the twenty fourth of

September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 24, 1789, c. 20. United States of America in Congress assembled, That final judgments

of Sept. Appeal to lie in any circuit court of the United States, in any civil action brought by from Circuit to the United States for the enforcement of the revenue laws of the United Supreme Court States, or for the collection of the duties due, or alleged to be due, on any civil suit merchandise imported therein, may be re-examined, and reversed or arising under affirmed, in the Supreme Court of the United States, upon writ of error, revenue laws without regard

as in other cases, without regard to the sum or value in controversy in to the amount. such action, at the instance of either party.

APPROVED, May 31, 1844. STATUTE 1. May 31, 1844. Chap. XXXII.-An Act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the

United States for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of July 1844, and ending on the thirtieth of June 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropria States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, tions.

and they are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any un appropriated money in the treasury, for the preservation, repairs, and construction of certain fortifications for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four, and ending on the thirtieth

day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five: Detroit.

For defensive works near Detroit, Michigan, including the sum of 1841, ch. 17. twenty-eight thousand two hundred and forty-five dollars, being a balance

of a former appropriation which was subject to revert to the surplus

fund on the thirty-first of December last, thirty-five thousand dollars; Buffalo.

For defensive works near Buffalo, New York, including the sum of

thirteen thousand five hundred dollars, being a balance of a former ap1841. ch. 17. propriation, which was subject to revert to the surplus fund on the thirty

first of December last, twenty thousand dollars; Fort Ontario. For repairs of Fort Ontario, New York, and preservation of its site,

ten thousand dollars; Lake Cham

For fortifications at the outlet of Lake Champlain, being part of a plain.

balance of fifty-eight thousand three hundred and eight dollars and ten

cents of a former appropriation, which was subject to revert to the sur1841, ch. 17.

plus fund on the thirty-first of December last, forty thousand dollars; Governor's For repairs of fortifications on Governor's Island, Boston harbor, and the island. purchase of the portion of the island not now owned by the United States,

including the sum of seven thousand four hundred and twenty-seven

dollars and seventy-two cents, being the amount of balances of former appropriations for West Head and Southeast batteries on said island, which was subject to revert to the surplus fund on the thirty-first of December last, ten thousand four hundred and twenty-seven dollars and seventy-two cents;

For repairs of Fort Independence, and sea-wall of Castle Island, Bos- Fort Indepenton harbor, eight thousand dollars;

dence. For Fort Warren, Boston harbor, fifteen thousand dollars;

Fort Warren. For Fort Adams, Rhode Island, eight thousand dollars ;

Fort Adams. For rebuilding Port Trumbull, New London harbor, Connecticut, Ft. Trumbull. twenty thousand dollars;

For Fort Schuyler, East river, New York, thirty thousand dollars; Fort Schuyler. For repairs of Castle Williams, New York harbor, eight thousand dol- Castle Wil.

liams, Goverlars;

nor's island. For repairs of Fort Wood, Bedlow's Island, New York harbor, thir-Fort Wood. teen thousand dollars;

For repairs of Fort Hamilton, New York harbor, eight thousand dol- Fort Hamilton. lars;

For repairs of Fort Mifflin, being the balance of a former appropria- Fort Miflin, tion of five thousand dollars, which was subject to revert to the surplus fund on the thirty-first day of December last, four thousand nine hundred dollars;

For Fort Delaware, Delaware river, provided the title to the Peapatch Ft. Delaware. island shall be decided to be in the United States, being part of a Proviso. balance of eighty-one thousand four hundred and sixty-five dollars and

1841, ch. 17. twenty-five cents of former appropriations, which was subject to revert to the surplus fund on the thirty-first of December last, twenty thousand dollars;

For repairing forts at Annapolis harbor, Maryland, being the amount Forts at Anof a former appropriation, which was subject to revert to the surplus napolis. fund on the thirty-first day of December last, five thousand dollars;

For repairs of Fort Washington, Potomac river, Maryland, fifteen Fort Washingthousand dollars;

ton. For Fort Monroe, Virginia, fifteen thousand dollars;

Fort Monroe. For Fort Calhoun, Virginia, being part of a balance of sixteen thou- Fort Calhoun. sand two hundred and fifty-two dollars and one cent, of former appropriations, which was subject to revert to the surplus fund on the thirtyfirst of December last, five thousand dollars;

For repairs of Fort Macon, Beaufort harbor, North Carolina, five Fort Macon. thousand dollars;

For preservation of the site of Fort Caswell, at the mouth of Cape Fear river, North Carolina, six thousand five hundred dollars;

For preservation of the site of Fort Moultrie, Charleston harbor, Fort Moultrie. South Carolina, ten thousand dollars;

For dike to Drunken Dick shoal, for the preservation of Sullivan's Drunken Dick Island and the site of Fort Moultrie, Charleston harbor, South Carolina,

shoal. twenty thousand dollars;

For Fort Sumter, Charleston harbor, South Carolina, forty-three thousand dollars;

For preservation of the site of Fort Johnson, Charleston harbor, Fort Johnson. South Carolina, one thousand five hundred dollars;

For Fort Pulaski, mouth of Savannah river, Georgia, thirteen thousand dollars;

Fort McRee. For Fort McRee, Pensacola harbor, Florida, five thousand dollars; For Fort Barrancas, Pensacola harbor, Florida, twelve thousand five Ft. Barrancas. hundred dollars;

For repairs of Fort Morgan, Mobile Point, Alabama, twelve thousand Fort Morgan. dollars;

Fort Pike. For repairs of Fort Pike, and preservation of sites, Rigolets, Louisi

ana, eleven thousand dollars; Fort Jackson. For repairs of Fort Jackson, Mississippi river, Louisiana, five thou

sand dollars; Ft.Livingston. For Fort Livingston, Grand Terre Island, Barrataria bay, Louisiana,

forty thousand dollars; Fort Smith For the public buildings at Fort Smith, Arkansas, the sum of thirty

thousand dollars; Fort Gibson.

For the construction of suitable barracks and defences, at Fort Gibson, in addition to the former appropriation for that purpose, fifteen

thousand dollars; Fort Towson. For completing the public buildings at Fort Towson, on the Kiame

che, six thousand dollars; Proviso. ProvidedThat the said appropriations shall be applied in the first

instance to the completion of the barracks, quarters, and other needful buildings, which may have been commenced or are in progress of co

struction at the said Western posts: and the Secretary of War is hereby Troops to be required to take all proper measures to effect that object by the employ. employed to aid ment of such of the United States troops as may be stationed there, in

aid of said appropriations. Contingent For contingent expenses of fortifications, being part of the sum of expenses. two balances which were subject to revert to the surplus fund on the

thirty-first of December last ; namely, the balance of fifteen thousand four hundred and eighty-seven dollars and seven cents remaining of appropriations for "contingencies of fortifications," and the balance of twelve thousand three hundred and eleven dollars and fifty cents remaining of appropriation for "incidental expenses attending repairs of fortifications," twenty-five thousand one hundred and seventy-two dollars and twenty-eight cents.

APPROVED, May 31, 1844. STATUTE 1. June 3, 1844. Chap. XXXVII. — An Act directing a disposition of the maps and charts of the

Surrey of the Coast. Maps and Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the charts may be United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of disposed of,&c. the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to dispose of the maps

and charts of the survey of the coast of the United States at such prices

and under such regulations as may from time to time be fixed by the Copies to be said Secretary; and that a number of copies of each sheet, not to expresented to fo- ceed three hundred, be presented to such foreign

governments, and de ments, &c. partments of our own government, and literary and scientific associa

tions as the Secretary of the Treasury may direct.

APPROVED, June 3, 1844. Statute I. June 4, 1844. Char. XXXVIII.–An Act to alter the places of holding the District Court of the

United States for the District of New Jersey. (a)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United District Court of U.S. for New States of America in Congress assembled, That the district court of the Jersey to be United States, in and for the district of New Jersey, shall hereafter be he:d at Trenton. held at the city of Trenton, in said State, instead of the cities of New

Brunswick and Burlington, the places heretofore established by law. Indictments, And all indictments, informations, recognizances, writs, suits, pleas, &c. to be tried actions, motions, and all other proceedings, civil and criminal, shall be at Trenton.

heard, tried, proceeded with, and determined by the said court at the

said city of Trenton, in the same manner as might and ought to have (a) See notes of acts relating to the District Court of New Jersey, vol. 3, 678.

been done had the said court been holden at the places heretofore di-
rected by law.
APPROVED, June 4, 1844.

STATUTE I. CHAP. XXXIX.–An Act relating to bonds to be given by custom-house officers. June 4, 1844.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all custom- Custom-house house officers who now are, or hereafter may be, required by law to officers to give give bond with surety for the faithful discharge of the duties of their before entering office, shall give such bond, with surety, according to the requirements upon their duof law, before they shall be qualified to enter upon the performance of ties. said duties. APPROVED, June 4, 1844.

STATUTE I. Chap. XLIV.–An Act making appropriations for the improvement of certain June 11, 1844.

harbors and rivers. 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, for the prosecution and completion of the following works, viz:

For the improvement of the Ohio river between Pittsburg and the Falls of Louisville, one hundred thousand dollars :

For the improvement of the Ohio river below the Falls at Louisville, and of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Arkansas rivers, one hundred and eighty thousand dollars :

For removing obstructions to the navigation in the harbor of St. Louis, Harbor of St. twenty-five thousand dollars:

Louis. For the continuation of the breakwater structure at Burlington, Lake

Breakwater at Champlain, State of Vermont, ten thousand dollars :

Burlington, Vt. For the continuation of the breakwater structure at Plattsburg, on

Breakwater at Lake Champlain, State of New York, ten thousand dollars :

Plattsburg, N.

York. For the continuation of the works at Port Ontario, Lake Ontario, five Port Ontario. thousand dollars : For the continuation of the works at the harbor of Oswego, Lake Oswego har

bor. Ontario, State of New York, twenty thousand dollars :

For the further removal of obstructions at the mouth of the Genesee Genesee river. river, in the State of New York, ten thousand dollars : For the continuation of the work at Oak Orchard Creek, Lake On

Oak Orchar]

creek. tario, five thousand dollars :

For continuing the improvement at Big Sodus bay, Lake Ontario, Big Sodus bay. five thousand dollars :

For continuation and enlargement of the present harbor at Buffalo, Buffalo harbor. State of New York, forty thousand dollars :

For continuation of the works at Dunkirk, State of New York, five Dunkirk. thousand dollars :

For continuation of the works at the harbor of Erie, on Lake Erie, Erie harbor. forty thousand dollars :

For the continuation of the works at Conneaut harbor, in the State Conneaut har of Ohio, five thousand dollars :

bor. For continuing the improvement of the harbor at Ashtabula, Ohio, Ashtabula harfive thousand dollars :

bor. For the further improvement of Grand River harbor, in the State of Grand River

harbor. Ohio, ten thousand dollars :

For continuing the works at the Huron harbor, on Lake Erie, five Huron harbor. thousand dollars :

Cleveland har For the continuation of the works at the harbor of Cleveland, Ohio, or.

twenty-five thousand dollars : Harbor of San For the preservation of the harbor at Sandusky eity, Ohio, and imdusky city. proving the same, fifteen thousand dollars; the same to be expended

under the orders of the Secretary of War, and according to such plan

of improvement as may be recommended by him : River Raisin For the further improvement of River Raisin harbor, Michigan, harbor.

twenty thousand dollars : Harbor of St. For the further improvement of the harbor at St. Joseph, Michigan, Joseph.

twenty thousand dollars: Harbor of For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Michigan city, Michigan city. State of Indiana, twenty-five thousand dollars :

Harbor of Chi For the further improvement of the harbor of Chicago, Illinois, thirty cago.

thousand dollars: Harbor of Mil For continuing the works at the harbor at Milwaukie, Wisconsin, waukie.

twenty thousand dollars : Harbors on the For the preservation and repair of harbors on the lakes, other than lakes, not enu- those enumerated, the construction of which has been authorized by authorized by law, and which have been partially completed, twenty thousand dollars. law.

APPROVED, June 11, 1844. STATUTE I. June 12, 1844. Chap. XLV.–An Act to amend an act entitled An act to reorganize the Gene

ral Land Office." Act of July 4, 1836, ch. 352. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatides of the

Office of Soli- United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after citer of the GP: the passing of this act, the office of Solicitor of the General Land Office fice abolished. shall be, and the same is hereby, abolished; and that all the duties here Duties to be tofore by law required to be performed by the said Solicitor shall hereperformed by the Recorder,

after be performed by the Recorder, or by such other person or persons &c.

in the employ of the United States in said General Land Office, as the Commissioner of said General Land Office may from time to time di

rect. Acts inconsist Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the fifth section of the act ent herewith entitled “ An act to reorganize the General Land Office," and all other repealed.

acts and parts of acts contrary to the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

APPROVED, June 12, 1944. STATUTE I. June 12, 1844. CHAP. XLVI.-An Act to establish a port of delivery at the city of Lafayette, is

the State of Louisiana. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Lafayette a United States of America in Congress assembled, That the city of Laport of delivery. fayette, in the State of Louisiana, shall be a port of delivery, and shall

be subject to the same regulations and restrictions as other ports of de

livery of the United States, except as is hereinafter provided; that a surSurveyor to yeyor shall be appointed to reside at said port; that all ships and vessels be appointed.

bound to said port shall first make report and entry at the port of New Ships and vessels io make Orleans, within the time limited by law, and shall be permitted to unreport and entry lade their cargoes at the said city of Lafayette, adjoining the city of at New Orleans New Orleans, under the rules and regulations prescribed by law, and before volading such further regulations as may be deemed necessary by the Secretary

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of the Treasury: Vessels de Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all vessels about to depart parting from

from the said port of Lafayette, for foreign ports and places, shall be clear at the cus. permitted, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may tom-house at prescribe, to clear out with their cargoes at the custom-house in the city New Orleans. of New Orleans, and depart as from the port of New Orleans; and

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