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SINKING FUND. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, under the Act of 8th July, 1792. Martin Van Buren, Vice President of the United Stales. John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Louis McLave, Secretary of State. Roger B. Taney, Secretary of the Treasury. Benjamin F. Butler, Altorney General.

SECRETARY. Asbury Dickins, $250 per annum.

PRIVATE LAND CLAIMS. Commissioners for the Final Adjustment of Privale Land Claims in Misa

souri, under the Act of July 9, 1832. R. Conway, Recorder of Land Titles in Missouri,............$1500 00 *(Vacant)..........

1500 00 Wikins Updike, of R. Island... } Commissioners......


1500 00 Note.- For Act of 9th July 1832, constituting this Board, see Vol. XI. p. 104. • Occasioned by the resignation of Lewis F. Linn, elected to the Senate of the United States, by the State of Missouri.

An ACT supplementary to the act entitled An act for the final adjust

ment of land claims in Missouri.” (Approved July 9, 1832.) Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, That the provisions of the act to which this is a suppleinent, shall be extended to, and em. brace in its operations, every claim to a donation of land in the State of Missouri, held in virtue of settlement and cultivation; and the commissioners appointed under the above recited act, shall proceed to consider, decide, and report upon the aforesaid claims, under the provisions of the several acts of Congress heretofore passed in relation to sairt claims, and under such provisions and restrictions of the act to which this is a supplefment, as may be applicable thereto.

SEC. 2 And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Recorder and Commissioners aforesaid, to continue to take the destimony of all such claims as heretofore described, for and during the term jiwo years, from the date of the act to which this is a supplement, any Haw to the contrary 'n twithstanding. [ Approved March, 2, 1833.)

Board of Comiuissioners under the Convention with France, concluded

July 4, 1831.
George W. Campbell, of Tennessee,
Jonn K. Kane, of Pennsylvania,

Commissioners .......


3000 00 Romulus M. Saunders, of N. C.

3000 00 John E. Frost, of District of Columbia, Secretary......

2000 00 John H. Wheeler, of Nortb Carolina, Clerk.........

..1500 00 Note. For the Act constituting this Board see Wol. XI. p. 82.

CLAIMS ON NAPLES. Board of Commissioners under the Treaty with the King of the Two Si

cilies, concluded October 14, 1832. Wyllys Silliman, of Ohio....

$3000 00 John R. Livingston, of N. Y. Y Commissioners ..

3000 00 Joseph C. Cabot, of Mass....

3000 00 Tomas Swann, jr. of District of Columbia, Secretary............2000 00 John W. Overton, of District of Columbia, Clerk....

. 1500 00


An Act to carry into effecl the Convention between the United Stales and

his Majesty the King of the Two Sicilies, concluded at Naples on the fourteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.

SEC. 1. Be it enacled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint three Commissioners, who shall form a board, whose duty il shall be to receive and examine all claims which may be presented to them uoder the Couvention between the United States aod the King off the Two Sicilies of the fourteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, which are provided for by the said Convention, according to the provisions of the same, and the principles of justice, egu. ity, and the law of nations. The said .board shall have a Secretary, versed in the French and Italian languages and a clerk both to be a ppointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate :

And the Commissioners, Secretary and Clerk, shall, before they enter on the duties of their office, take oath well and faithfully to perform the du. ties thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized to make all needful rules and regu. lations, not contravening the laws of the land, the provisions of this act, or the provisions of the said Convention for carrying their said Commis. sion into full and complete effect.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, that the members of the board so coostituted shall meet at the city of Washington, and their salaries shall begin so be allowed within thirty days after the exchange of the ratifications of the Convention shall have been proclaimed by the President of the Voited States; and, within one year from the time of said meeting,

tney shall terminate their duties. And the Secretary of State is required as soon as tbe said proclamation of the President shall have been made, to give notice of the said meeting ; to be published in two newspapers in Washington, and in such other papers as he may think proper.

SEC. 4. And be a further enacted, That all records, documents, or other papers, which now are in, or hereafter during the continuance of ihis Commission may come into the possession of the Department of State, in relation to such claims, shall be delivered to the commission aforesaid.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacled, that the compensation of the respective officers, for whose appointment provision is made by this act, shall not exceed the following sums, namely : to each of the said Com

issioners, at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum; to the Seretany of the board, at the rate of iwo thousand dollars per annum ; and to the clerk, at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum And ine President of the United States shall be, and he is bereby, authorized to make such provision for the contingent expenses of the said commis. sion, as shall appear to bim reasonable and proper, and the said salaries and expenses shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not other. wise appropriated.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall irport to the Secretary of State a list of all the several awards made by them; a certified copy thereot shall be by hini transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall thereupon distribute in rateable proporfrons, among the persons in whose favor the awards shall have been made, such rnoneys as may have been received into the Treasury in virfive of this act according to the proportions which their respective awards shall bear to the whole amount then received, first deducting such sums of money an may be due the United States from said persons in whose favor said awards shall be made ; and shall cause certificates to be is. sued by the Secretary of the Treasury, in such form as he may prescribe, showing the proportion to which each may be entitled of the amount that may thereafter be received ; and on the presentation of the said certifi. cates at the Treasury, as the nett proceeds of the general instalıpents, payable to the Neapolitan Government, shall have been received, such proportions thereof shall be paid to the legal holders of the said certificates

SEC. 7. And be il further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, to cause the several instalments with the in. terest thereon payable to the United States, in virtue of the said Con. vention, to be received from the Neapolitan (overnment, and transferred to the United States, in such manner as he may deem best, and the nett proceeds thereof to be paid into the Treasury, and the same are hereby appropriated, to satisfy the awards herein provided for.

SEC. 8. And be il further enacted, that the communications to and from the Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, on the business of the Commission, shall pass by mail, free of postage.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacled, That as soon as said Commission shall be executed and completed, the records, documents, and all other papers, in the possession of the commission or its officers, shall be depo. sited in the ofice of the Secretary of State. [Approved March 2, 1833 )

Conrention between the Gorernment of the United States of America, and

kis Majesty the King of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, to terminate the reclamations of said Government, for the depredations inflicted upon American conimerce by Mural, during the years 1809, 1810, 1811, and 1812: Concluded at Naples, October 14, 1832, and ratified June 8th, 1833•

The Government of the United States of America and his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, desiring to terminale the recla. mations advanced by said Government against his said Majesty, in order that the merchants of United States may bo indemnified for the losses inflicted upon them by Mural, by the depredations, seizures, confisca

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rions and destruction of their vessels and cargoes, during the years 1809, 010, '11, and '12, and his Sicilian Majesty desiring thereby to strengthen with the said Government the bonds of that harmony, not nitberto distur. {bed, the said Government of the United States and his a foresaid Majesty, the King of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies håve with one accord, resolved to come 10 an adjustment; lo effectuate which they have respecStively named and furnished with the necessary powers, viz the said Goverament of the United States, John Nelson, Esquire, a citizen of said States, anil their Chargé d'Affaires near his Majesty the King of the

Kingdom of the iwo Siciles; and bis Majesty his Excellency I). Antonio Maria Statello, Prince of Cassaro, Marquis of Spaccaforno, Count Sta. tello &c. &c. &c. his said Majesty's Minister Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, &c. &c. who after the exchange of their respective full powers found in good and due form, have agreed to the following articles:

ART. I His Majesty the King of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, with a view to satisfy the aforesaid reclainations, for the depredations, sequestrations, confiscations and destruction of tbe vessels and cargoes of the merchants of the United States, (and for every expense of every kind what. ever incident to, or growing out of the same) inflicted by Murat during the years 1809, '10, '11, and '12, obliges himself to pay the sum of two millivos, one huudred and fifteed thousand Neapolitan ducals to the Government of the United States ; seven thousand six hundred and seventyone ducats, part thereof, to be applied to' re-imburse the said Government for the expense incurre by it, in the transportation of American sea pen from the Kingdom of Naples, during the year 1810, and the residue to be distributed amongst the claimanis by the said Government of the Voited States in such manner, and according to such rules as it may prescribe.

ART. 2 The sum of two millions one hundred and fifteen thousand Neapolitan ducats agreed on in article the 1st, shall be paid in Naples, in oine equal instalments of two hundred and thirty-five thousand Jucats; and with interest thereon at the rate of four per centuin per annum, to be calculated from the date of the interchange of the ratification of this Convention, until the whole sum sball be paid. The first instalment shall be payable twelve months after the exchange of the said ratifica. tion, and the remaining instalments, with the interest, successively, one year after another. The said payments shall be made in Naples into the hands of such person as shall be duly authorized by the Goveromene of the United States to receive the same.

ART. 3 The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged in this capital, in the space of eight months from this date or sooner if possible.

In faith whereof the parties above named have respectively subscribed these articles, and thereto affixed their seals. Done at Naples on the 14th day of October, 1832.


This Convention a as duly ratitfied on both parts, ano the respective ratifications of the same were exchanged at Naples, on the 8th of June, 1833, by Auguste Davegac on the part of the United States, and the Prince of Cassaro on the part of the Kivg of Kingdom of the iwo Sicilies. TREATY ITH USSIA. Treaty of Navigation and Commerce between the United States of America and the Emperor of all the Russias, concluded at St. Petersburg, December 6th-8th, 18*2; and the respective ratifications of the same were exchangod at the City of Washington, on the lith day of May, 1833 ; by Edward Livingston, Secrelary of State of the United States, and the Baron de Krusde ner, Envoy Extrani dinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, in the said United States, on the part of their respective Governments.

In the name of the most Holy and Indivisible Trinity : The United Siates of America, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, equally animated with the desire of maintaining the relations of good understanding, which have hitherto so happily sub-i ted between their repective States, and of extending and consolidating the commercial intercourte between them, have agreed to +nter into negotiations for the conelu. sion of a treaty of navigation and commerce: for which purpose the President of the United States has conferred full powers on James Buchanan, their Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary near His Imperial

Majesty ; and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias has conferr. d like powers on the Sieur Charles Robert Count de Nesselrode, His Vice Chancellor, Knight of the Orders of Russia, and of many others, &c ; and the said Plenipotentiaries having exchaoged their full powers, found in good and due form, have concluded and signed the following articles :

krt. I. There shall be between the territories of the High Cootracting Parties, a reciprocal liberty of commerce and navigation. The inhabitants of their respective states sball, mutually, have liberty to enter the ports, places and rivers of the territories of each party, wherever foreign commerce se permitted. They shall be at liberty to sojourn and reside in all parts whatsoever of said territories, in order to attend to their affairs, and they shall enjoy, to that effect, the same security and protection as natives of the country wherein they reside, on condition of their submitting to the raws aod ordinances there prevailing, and particularly to the regulations in force concerning commerce.

ART. II, Russian vessels arriving either laden or in ballast, in the ports of the United States of America; and reciprocaliv, vessels of the United

States arriving, either laden or in ballasi, in the poris of the Empire of Russia, shall be treated, on their entrance, during their stay, and at their departore, upon the same footing as national vessels, coming from the same

place, with respect to the duties of tonnage. lu regard to light-house duries, pilotage, and port charges, as well as to the fees and perquisites of public or

ficers, and all other duties and charges, of whatever kind or denomination, levied upon vessels of commerce, in the name or te the profit of the govern Wenig

ne rucal authorities, or of any private establishments whatsoever, the High Contracting Parties shall reciprocally treat each other upon ibe toot. ing of the most favored nations with whom they have not treaties now actually in force, regulating the said duties and charges on the basis of an entire reciprocity.

Art. III. All kind of merchandise and articles of commerce, which may be lawfully imported into the ports of the Empire of Russia in Russian ressels, may, also, be so imported in vessels of the United States of America, without paying other or higher duties or charges, of whatever kind or denomination, levied in the name, or to the profit, of the government, the local

Authorities, or of any privare establishment whatsoever, than if the sime merchandise or other articles of commerce had been impo:red in Russian

vessels. And reciprocally, all kind of merchandise and artirles of commerce which may be lawfully imported into the ports of the United S ates of Aineri.

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