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New Madrid Locations of Lands.

Oregon and California.
Notes of the decision of the Supreme Court Greenhow, authorized, February 20, 1845,
under act of February 17, 1815, chap. 45,

603 Distribution of the copies purchased, 723
New Orleans.

Orphans' Court of Alexandria County.
Limits of the port of New Orleans, February

9, 1837,

Salary of the Judge of the Orphans' Court
The Collector of New Orleans may, with the

of the county of Alexandria, in the Dis-

trict of Columbia, June 28, 1838, - 253
approbation of the Secretary of the Trea-
sury, employ, not exceeding ten additional Osage Indians.
inspectors, March 3, 1845,

Provisions to be furnished to them. Farmers

to be employed, and stock to be purchased
New York.

for them, January 16, 1838,- 209
Four regular terms to be held by the District

Court for the northern district of New York, Paintings for the Rotundo of the Capitol.
to be held at Albany, Utica, Rochester and A contract to be made with American artists
Buffalo, July 7, 1838,


for four historical paintings, June 23, 1836,
Circuit Court for the northern district of New


295 Passengers on board of Steam Vessels.
Circuit Court of New York, March 3, 1839,

Owners of steam vessels to make a new en-

338 rolment and take out a new license, July
Representatives in Congress according to the 7, 1838,

sixth census,


Inspectors of steam boilers and machinery
The Clerk of the District Court for the north- on board vessels to be appointed by Dis.
ern district of New York may appoint a trict Judges,

deputy. The Clerk to be responsible for Examination and certificates of inspection,
his acts, August 11, 1842,

See CourtsJudiciary.

Safety-valves to be opened whenever vessels
North Carolina.

Representatives in Congress according to the

Regulations to be observed on board of steam
sixth census,


The appropriation for the hospital at Ocra-

An act to modify the act entitled "An act
coke, North Carolina, not to revert to the

to provide for the better security of the
surplus fund, &c., February 27, 1843, 602 lives of passengers on board of vessels pro-
Time of holding the Circuit Courts of North pelled in whole or in part by steam," ap-

731 proved July 7, 1838, March 3, 1813, 626
See Courts-Judiciary.

Vessels propelled by steam to be provided

with additional steering apparatus, - 626
North-eastern Boundary of the United States.

Vessels provided with certain apparatus may
Appropriation to provide for the expenses of

use hemp tiller ropes, &c.,

making a survey and exploration of that

Freight vessels propelled by sails and Erick-
part of the north-eastern boundary line of

son's propeller, not required to provide suc-
the United States which separates the States tion hose, &c.,
of Maine and New Hampshire from the Experimental trials of inventions to prevent
British provinces, July 20, 1840, 402

explosions, &c.,

Further appropriations, February 27, 1841,

413 Patents for Public Lands.
Officers of Congress.

Patents to be issued to heirs, devisees, and

Extra pay to officers of Congress,

assigns, May 20, 1836,

An act to confirm land patents, March 3, 1841,

Northern boundary of Ohio established, June Literal exemplifications of records of patents
15, 1836,


and other evidences of title, to be as valid
Establishment of the northern boundary line

as if the names of the officers signing and
of Ohio, June 23, 1836,

countersigning the same had been fully in-
Description of the east and west line, 57

serted in such record, March 3, 1843, 627
Change of the time of holding the Circuit Patents for useful Inventions.
and District Courts of Ohio, June 1, 1842,

A Commissioner of Patents to be appointed,

Representatives in Congress according to the

July 4, 1836, -
Proceedings to obtain patents,

sixth census,

- 491

Patents to be signed by the Secretary of State
Repeal of the act to amend the act of March

and the Commissioner of Patents, 118
10, 1838, entitled “An act to change the

Interfering applications,

time of holding the Circuit and District
Courts in the district of Ohio," March 26,

Sums to be paid for patents by citizens of the

United States--by the subjects of Great
- 652


Britain, and by other persons,
Sec Courts-Judiciary:

Assignments of patents and records thereof,
Oregon and California.

Purchase of certain copies of the History of Patents invalid from defective exemplifica-
Oregon and California, &c., from Robert tions. Additions to patent,



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Patents for useful Inventions.

Suits for violations of patents,

123 the United States for the western district
Actions cognizable in the Circuit Courts, 124 of Pennsylvania, to commence on the first
Library of the patent office. Models, - 125 Monday in October, July 27, 1842, . 496
An act in addition to the act to promote the Circuit Courts to be held at Williamsport, in

progress of science and the useful arts, the western district of Pennsylvania, March
March 3, 1837,
. 191 3, 1843,

Patents issued, and assignments executed and Proceedings now pending in the District

recorded prior to December 15, 1836, may Court transferred to the Circuit Court, 628
be recorded anew,

191 See CourtsJudiciary.
Measures to be taken to obtain patents, &c., Pensions.
to be recorded,

Certified copies of records to be evidence.

The laws authorizing the Bank of the United

States to pay pensions repealed, and pen-
Renewal of new patents. Duplicates of
models. Patents returned for correction,

sions to be paid according to the direc-

tions of the Secretary at War, April 20,

When specification has been too broad, or a

Appropriations for the payment of revolution-
mistake made in filing a declaration, may

make disclaimer, &c.,


ary pensioners, April 14, 1836,
Clerks to be appointed,

Limitation of the denomination of bank notes

Annual statement of expenditures, &c., to be

to be paid for pensions, and all bank notes
laid before Congress,

paid to be equivalent to specie, and con-

An act in addition to "An act to promote the

vertible into gold and silver without loss
when paid,

- 9
progress of the useful arts," March 3, 1839, The act of January 1828, chap. 2, to prevent

Distribution of the Digest of Patents, Sept.

defalcations on the part of the disbursing
1, 1841,


agents of the government, shall not apply
An act in addition to an act to promote the

to the pension of any pensioner of the

United States, May 20, 1836,- . 3L
progress of the useful arts, and to repeal
all acts and parts of acts heretofore made

A pension agency to be established at Wheel-
for that purpose, August 29, 1842,

. 34

ing, Virginia, June 7, 1836,
Moneys paid as fees under mistake to be paid

A pension agency to be established at Pu-

laski, Tennessee, June 28, 1836, - 60

The third section of the act of March 3,

Five years' half pay to widows or orphans of

those who have died in the service of the
1837, chap. 43, extended to patents granted

United States, since April 20, 1818, July 4,
prior to December 15, 1836, though lost


subsequently, -

- 543
Any alien &c. who may have resided one year

Benefit of the act of June 7, 1832, extended,

in the United States, may obtain a patent on The benefits of the act of July 1836, chap.
making an oath of his intention to become
a citizen of the United States,

362, not to be withheld from any widow
- 543

who has been allowed a pension, in conse-
Penalties for infringing patent rights, 544
Articles patented, when offered for sale to be

quence of her marriage subsequent to the

allowance of a pension to her, March 3,


Pauper Lunatics in the District of Columbia. Widows of persons who continued in service
Provision for the maintenance of pauper lu till November 3, 1783, and were married
natics in the District of Columbia, August

before that day, entitled to the benefits of
3, 1841,
439 the third section of the act of July 1836,

Pea Patch on the Delaware.

All money after having remained in the hands
Purchase of the Pea Patch on the Delaware

of the pension agent unclaimed for eight
authorized, March 3, 1839, . 366

months, to be repaid to the Treasury of the
Penitentiary in the District of Columbia,

United States. To be paid to the Treasurer
Appropriation for the Penitentiary in the

of the United States by draft from the
District of Columbia, February 16, 1839,

Commissioner of Pensions, April 6, 1838,

Appropriation for purchasing materials for the

Appropriations for revolutionary and other
Penitentiary in the District of Columbia,

pensioners, March 10, 1838, . 214
August 31, 1842, .

- 579

A pension agency to be established at Tus.

caloosa, Alabama, June 28, 1838, 254

The pension agency at Decatur, to be re-
District Court for the western district of Penn moved to Huntsville, Alabama, July 5, 1838,
sylvania, May 8, 1840, .

The District Court for the eastern district of Five years' pension granted to certain widows

Pennsylvania to hold a special session, of officers and soldiers, July 7, 1838, 303
March 19, 1842,

470 No pledge or mortgage of the half pay or
Representatives in Congress according to the pension to be valid. Not liable to be seized
The October Term of the District Court of The benefits of the act of July 4, 1836, chap.


Ports of Entry and Delivery.
362, not to be withheld from the widows sachusetts, to be known as ports under
of those whose husbands have died, or shall these names within the collection district
die since the passage of the act, July 7, of New Bedford, and the vessels belonging

311 to these places to be described as belonging
Appropriation for the payment of revolution- to the respective places, May 27, 1840, 381
ary pensioners for the year 1839, February The port of delivery and the office of Sur-
19, 1839,

316 veyor of the Customs at Currituck Inlet in
Appropriations for the payment of revolu- North Carolina, to be abolished, March 3,
tionary and other pensioners for the year 1841,

1841, February 18, 1841,

412 Robbinston, in the State of Maine, to be a
Appropriations for pensions in the year 1842, port of delivery, March 3, 1843, 609
February 12, 1842, -

470 Port of entry in the district of Passamaquoddy
Pensions to Cherokee warriors, April 14, in the State of Maine, May 31, 1844, 658

473 Lafayette, in Louisiana, to be a port of deli-
Marriage of a widow to be no bar to her pen- very, June 12, 1844,

sion under the act of July 7, 1836, chap. Vessels proceeding to the port of Lafayette,
362, and July 18, 1838, chap. 189, if a

in the State of Louisiana, to make report
widow at the time of her application for a and entry at New Orleans, - 730
pension, August 23, 1842,

- 521
The benefits of the act of July 7, 1838, not


An act to change the organization of the
to be withheld from widows, August 16,

post-office department, and to provide more

Appropriations for pensions, February 14,

effectually for the settlement of the ac-

counts thereof, July 2, 1836, - . 80

Appropriations for the payment of navy pen.

Regulations of the post-office department, and

duties of the postmasters and auditors, 80
sions for 1843, March 3, 1843, 610
Pensions to certain widows, under the pen.

Settlement of the accounts of the post-office

sion acts, to be continued for five years,
March 3, 1843,

Compensation of assistant Postmasters-Gene.
ral, auditors, clerks, &c.,

Appropriations for the payment of revolu.

Postmaster-General authorized to change the
tionary and other pensioners for the fiscal

time of termination of contracts for carry-
year ending June 30, 1845, April 30, 1844, ing the mail, March 3, 1837, . - 198


The walls of the post-office building destroy-
On application to any pension agent in Ken-

ed by fire to be taken down, and the mate.
tucky, the name of ihe pensioner shall be

rials preserved, March 19, 1838, 310
transferred to the agency in Cincinnati,

An act further to regulate the transportation

of the mail of the United States on rail.
Act of 1813, chap. 102, extended for four

roads, January 25, 1839,

years from March 4, 1844,


An act providing for the erection of a fire.
Widows entitled under the act of 1838, chap.

proof building for the use of the general
189, to have the benefit of this act, 680

post-office, March 3, 1839,

Appropriations for the payment of revolu-

A complete edition of the laws and regula-
tionary and other pensioners for the year tions of the post-office to be printed, August
ending June 30, 1846, February 20, 1845, 29, 1842,


An act to authorize the extension of the con-
Widows' pensions limited,


tract for carrying the mail on the mail
Resolution that the act of April 30, 1844,

routes between Mobile and New Orleans,
chap. 15, shall not be construed to affect

June 6, 1842, -

the claims of widows whose application for Resolution for the extension of the contract for
pensions or arrears of pensions, at the

carrying the mail on the Potomac, August
time of the passing of this resolution, had 31, 1842,

been made and filed in the office of the

The chief clerk in the office of the Secretary
Commissioner of Pensions, January 23, of State authorized to frank letters and do.

cuments from the office, -

Pier on Winnebago Lake.

Appropriations for the service of the post-
Appropriation for building a pier at the

office for the fiscal year, ending June 30,
northern extremity of Winnebago lake,

1845, June 15, 1844,

March 3, 1839,


The Postmaster-General to make arrange-

ments with the British government for the

transinission of the mails between Boston
Pilots, when licensed by either State, may be

and Canada, and the mail between the
employed on the waters which are the

United States and Europe, June 15, 1844,
boundaries of the States, March 2, 1837,


Mail between Bremen, Havre, &c., . 718
Notes of the cases in the courts of the United
States as to pilots and pilotage,

Regulations to be established for the mail,

Ports of Entry and Delivery.

Franking privilege of officers of government
Ports of Sippican and Mattapoisett in Mas- taken away, March 3, 1845, · · 733
Vol. V, -104




Pre-emplion Rights to Public Lands.
Reduction of postage on letters to five cents Qualifications necessary to entitle settlers to

for less than 300 miles, and ten cents for the benefits of the act of May 29, 1830,

any distance exceeding 300 miles, 733 chap. 208, June 25, 1838,
Postages on newspapers,

733 An act supplementary to the act entitled "An
Postages on printed handbills,

733 act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers
Postages on pamphlets,

733 on the public lands," approved June 22,
Regulations relative to mails,

733 1838, June 1, 1840,
Deputy postmasters to be paid postage on Provisions relating to pre-emption of pablic
business letters,


lands, by the act to appropriate the pro-
Transportation of the mail by railroads, 738 ceeds of public lands, and to grant pre-
Appropriations for deficiencies of the revenue emption rights, September 4, 185,

of the post-office, .

739 Provisions relating to entry of land under
Franking privilege to members of Congress, pre-emption rights,

to Presidents of the United States, Mrs. Settlers at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, who

Madison and Mrs. Harrison, · 733, 739 have been refused entry, to be allowed to
Provisions relating to violating the post-office

re-enter land elsewhere, August 23, 1842,
laws, -

Appropriations for the post-office for the year

Patents to issue for lands entered under pre-

emption laws, but withheld on account of
ending June 30, 1846, March 3, 1845, 739

the quantity exceeding that specified in the
An act to reduce the rates of postage, to law, August 26, 1842,

- 534
limit the use and correct the abuse of the Act of September 4, 1841, chap. 16, not to
franking privilege, and for the prevention confer a right of pre-emption by reason of
of frauds on the revenue of the United

a settlement on a tract heretofore sold, 535
States, March 3, 1845, . . 732

An act to authorize an investigation of al.
The Postmaster-General authorized to make leged frauds under the pre-emption laws,

contracts for the transportation of the mail and for other purposes, March 3, 1843,
from the United States to foreign countries,

March 3, 1845,


Provisions for the execution of the act, 619
Contracts to be made with American citizens, Patents to issue on all entries made at St.


Augustine under the act of June 22, 1838,
Regulations for transporting the mail, 749 chap. 119, notwithstanding any informality
Consuls of the United States authorized to in the mode of entry or defeet of proof,
pay the postage on letters detained for June 15, 1844,

postage in foreign countries, 750 Presents from the Emperor of Morocco,
Preference to be given to steam-ships for Such as cannot be conveniently deposited in
carrying the mail, .

- 750 the office of the Secretary of State, to be
Steam-ships to be delivered to the govern- disposed of, July 20, 1840, . 409

ment, at their full value, on demand, 750 Presents from the Imaum of Muscat.
Transportation of the mail to the Gulf of The horses to be sold,
Mexico in steamers,

- 750

President and Vice President of the United States.
The Postmaster-General may contract for

A uniform time for holding elections of elec-
carrying the mail on railroads without ad-

tors of the President and Vice President
vertising for contracts, February 20, 1845,

of the United States, January 23, 1845, 721

A resolution to fix the time when the act to Prisoners of the United States in Rhode Island.
reduce the rates of postage, and limit the

The prisoners of the United States to be kept
use and correct the abuse of the franking

under the like restrictions and penalties as
privilege, and for the prevention of frauds on

prisoners committed under the authority of
the revenue of the post-office department,

Rhode Island, June 19, 1840, - 385
shall go into effect, March 3, 1845, - 800 Property lost or destroyed by the enemy.
Post Roads.

Officers and others to be paid the value of
An act to establish certain post roads, and horses, &c., lost in the United States' ser-
to alter and discontinue others, &c., July 2, vice, January 18, 1837, -

1836, .

90 Volunteers and militia to be paid for arms,
Post roads in Missouri and Arkansas esta- &c., lost,

blished, March 10, 1836,
. 131 Adjustment of claims,

An act to establish certain post roads and to Horses, &c. turned over to the service of the

discontinue others, July 7, 1838, .271 United States by the commanding officer,
Post roads in Mississippi and Tennessee, to be paid for, October 14, 1837

,. 204
April 14, 1842,

473 Claims to be adjusted by the Third Auditor,
An act establishing certain post roads, Au.

gust 31, 1842,
• 568 Acts to extend to mules,

Establishment of certain post roads in Flo- The act of January 18, 1837, chap. 5, relating

• 669 to property lost or destroyed in the military
An act to establish post routes, March 3, 1845, service of the United States, continued in

778 force for two years, July 7, 1838, · 288



Property lost or destroyed by the enemy.
The act of January 18, 1837, chap. 5, con-

tinued in force for two years, February 27,

Amendment of the act of January 18, 1837,
chap. 5, August 23, 1842,

To include claims for horses lost by abandon-

ment by order of the commanding general,

or by being shot or lost by accident, 511
Appeal from the Auditor to the Second Comp-

troller on the rejection of the claim, 511
The act providing for the payment of horses

and other property lost in the revolutionary
service of the United States, passed Janu.
ary, 18, 1837, chap. 5, continued in force

for two years, March 3, 1843, - 648
Appropriation for the payment of horses lost
by the Missouri volunteers in the Florida
war, June 15, 1844,

Property of the United States.

The banking-house of the Bank of Michigan,

which has been purchased by the United
States, to be set apart for the courts of the
United States and the post-office at Detroit,
March 3, 1843,

The property of the Bath bank, in the State

of Maine, purchased by the United States,
to be in the charge of the Secretary of the

The use of the building of the United States
at Lazaretto Point, given to the Corpora-
tion of Baltimore, -

Protection of Passengers on board of Steamboats.
Act of July 7, 1838,

Protection of the Northern Frontier of the Union.

Appropriation, to be expended under the di.
rection of the Secretary of War, January
30, 1838,

• 209
Protection of the Northern and North-western Fron-

tiers of the United States.
Appropriation for the protection of the north-

ern and north-western frontiers of the
United States, March 3, 1839,

• 351
Protection of the Western Frontier.

A military road to be surveyed. Military

posts to be established, July 2, 1836, 67
The troops of the United States to be em-

ployed in the labor of making the road,

Providence Custom-house.
Appropriation for the repair of the custom-

house at Providence, Rhode Island, 496
Public Buildings.
The claims of workmen, &c. on the public

buildings to be examined by the Commis-
sioner of Public Buildings and to be paid,
January 18, 1839,

Public Documents.

Exchange of books in the library, and docu-

ments authorized, July 20, 1840, 409
Additional copies of the journals and docu-
ments to be printed,

Public Lands
Notes of the decisions of the courts of the

United States upon land titles from the
United States, and titles to the public lands,


Public Lands.
A General Land Office established, July 4,

The sale of the lands acquired by the treaty

of Dancing Rabbit Creek, suspended, May
9, 1836, -

Moneys received from sales, to be paid into

the treasury, January 9, 1837, 135
Sales of land ceded by the Indians,

- 384

Investments of stock required by Indian
treaties, -

A tract of land on the Coosa river granted to

Cherokee county, Alabama, for a seat of

justice in the county, July 5, 1838, 254
The sale of certain lands of the United States

near the Wabash and Erie canal, author-
ized, July 7, 1838,

Certificates of deposite renewed in the pur-

chase of public lands, under the act of
1820, may be surrendered, and other certi-

ficates issued, February 28, 1830, 366
Provisions in relation to settlers on the public

The Register of public lands authorized to ad-

minister oaths, and no compensation to be

charged, June 12, 1840,
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 to settle the claims to
the vacant and unappropriated lands with-
in the same," passed the 18th day of April,
1806, February 18, 1841,

An act to provide for the early disposition of

lands acquired from the Cherokee Indians
by the treaty of December 29, 1835, March
4, 1842, -

Entries of lands in the State of Louisiana, in

the land district north of Red river, con-
firmed, and patents to be issued, April 14,

Settlers at Mineral Point, in Wisconsin, who

have been refused entry under the pre-emp-
tion act of June 19, 1794, allowed to enter
one quarter section elsewhere. The claim-

ant to make oath, August 23, 1842, 521
An act in relation to lands in the Greensburgh,

late St. Helena land district, in Louisiana,
August 29, 1842, .

. 540
The sale of the lands on which buildings have

been erected for the use of United States'
agents, teachers, farmers, mechanics, and

others, authorized, March 3, 1843, -' 611
Land may be sold with each building, under

the direction of the Secretary of War, 611
Certain lands in Ohio, ceded by the Wyan.

dott tribe of Indians, to be sold, March 3,

Provisions for the sale of the lands, 625
Lands in Wyandott reserve in Michigan to be
offered for sale,

When public lands are occupied as a town

site, the corporate authorities may enter the
same in trust for the occupants, March 23,

The execution of the trust shall be regulated

by the Legislature of the State or Terri.
tory where the land is situated, • 657

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