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In. Out. | 1831–37 Duncan, Joseph,

1827-35 Carr, John, (1839–41 May, William L.,

1835-39 Cravens, James H., 1841-43 McLean, John,

1818-19 5 1835–37 Pope, Nathaniel,

1816-18 Davis, John W., 7 1839-41

1835–37 Dunn, George H.,

1637-39
Reynolds, John,

(1839-43 | 1833–35 Slade, Charles,

1833–34 Ewing, John, (1837–39 Snyden, A. W.,

1837-39 Graham, William, 1837–39 Stephenson, Benjamin,

1815-16 Hannegan, E. A., 1833–37 Stuart, John T.,

1839-43 Hendricks, W.,

1816-22 Herod, William,

1837-39

MISSOURI;—1821. Howard, T. A.,

1839-10 1809-16

Senators. Jennings, Jonathan, 7 1922-31

1821-31 Kennedy, Andrew, 1841-43 Barton, David,

1821-45 Kinnard, George L., 1833–37 Benton, Thomas H.,

1831-33 Lane, Amos, 1833–37 Buckner, Alexander,

1834-43 Lane, Henry S.,

1841–43 Linn, Lewis F., Mc Carty, Jonathan,

1831-37 Parke, Benjamin,

1805-08

Representatives. Prince, William, 1823–24 Ashley, Wm. H.,

1831-37 Proffit, George H., 1839–43 Bates, Edward,

1827-29 Rariden, James, 1837–41 Bull, John,

1833-35 Smith, Oliver H., 1827–29 Easton, Rufus,

1814-16 Smith, Thomas, 1839-41 Edwards, John C.,

1841-43 | 1823–27 Hamsted, Edward,

1811-14 Test, John,

(1829–31 Harrison, Albert G., 1835–39 Thomas, Jesse B., 1808–09 Jameson, John,

1840–41 Thompson, R. W., 1841-43 Miller, John,

1837-43 Wallace, David, 1841–43 Pettis, Spencer,

1829-31 White, Albert S., 1837–39 Scott, John,

1816-27 White, Joseph L.,

1841-43 Wick, William W.,

1839–41

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XIV. TITLES AND ABSTRACTS OF THE PUBLIC LAWS
PASSED AT THE LAST SESSION OF THE 27TH CONGRESS.
Abstract of the Appropriation Bills.

Half yearend-
Ciril and Diplomatic Erpenses.

Year ending ing June 30, June 30, 1841.

1813. Congress — pay of members, and incidental expenses,

$552.512 $924,402 50 President of the United States,

12.500

25,000 Department of State,

28,122 50 *81,219 46 Treasury Department,

191,762 99 406,793 02 War Department,

63.430

133,590 Navy Department,

35,105

92.070 Post-Office Department,

86,730 177,951 52 Surveyors and their Clerks,

24,535

69.020 L'nited States Mint and Branches,

56,215 120,603 Governments of the Territories,

62,775

97,325 Judiciary,

302,275 502,000 Miscellaneous,

117,065 34 417,826 87 Light-house Establishment,

196,994 17 434,585 05 Intercourse with Foreign Nations,

140,150 288,300 Patent Office,

9.400 Surveys of Public Lands,

63.900 Post-Office Department,

74,515,000

1,870,472 50 8,388,986 42 Army Appropriation Bill,

673,949 78 4,299,184 33 Navy Appropriation Bill,

3,292.034 07 5,293,853 94 Marine Corps,

164,942 14 331,903 07 Nary Pensions,

62.000 Building and Repairing Fortifications,

250,000 558.500 Pensions.

119,340 1.078,150 Fultilling Indian treaties,

811,461 99 1,288,921 34 Treaty with Great Britain,

532,727 74 Protecting Commerce on Lake Michigan,

80,000 Survey of Memphis Harbor,

3,000 Electro-Magnetic Telegraphs,

30,000 Payment of Georgia Militia,

19,399 87 Private Claims,

65,708 52

Total of Appropriations,

7,182,200 48 22,032,335 23 No. 1. Civil and Diplomatic Appropriation Bill for the half calendar year. Dec. 24, 1842. See abstract above.

No.2 An Art to amend an Act establishing a District Court of the United States at Wheeling, Va. Jan. 20, 1943. See page 112.

No. 3. An Act to continue the office of Commissioner of Pensions. The office is continued to March 4, 1846, the Commissioner to perform duties in relation to the several pension laws, and also in respect to the laws

* Including $24,774 46, for printing compendium of the sixth Census. 1 Not a charge on the Treasury, being defrayed out of the revenue of the Post Office.

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granting military bounty lands. He is to receive a salary of $2,500 a year, and the franking privilege. January 20, 1843.

No. 4. An Act to reinact and continue in operation the several Acts now in force for the relief of Insolvent Debtors of the United States. The act of May 27, 1840, is continued for a further period of three years, and until the cases which may be depending shall be determined, and for finally disposing of such cases, and for no other purpose. January 28, 1843.

No. 5. Appropriation Bill for Pensions. February 14, 1843. See abstract on page 177.

No. 6. An Act to authorize the chief Clerk in the office of the Secretary of State to frank public and official documents sent from that office. February 15, 1813.

No. 7. An Act to change the place of holding the circuit and district courts in the District of Maine. February 15, 1843. See page 112.

No. 8. An Act to authorize the Legislatures of the States of Minois, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee, to sell the lands heretofore appropriated for the use of Schools in these States. The proceeds of the sales are to be applied forever for the support of schools; the sales shall take place only by the consent of the inhabitants of the township, and each township shall receive the money accruing from the sale of its own land. The legislatures may lease the lands for terms not exceeding four years, if it be not expedient to sell. If the proceeds of the sale are insufficient at first, they may be invested in a safe and productive way, till they are adequate to maintain schools. February 15, 1843.

No. 9. An Act altering the times of holding the Circuit Court of the United Slates for the District of Connecticut. February 24, 1813. See page 113.

No. 10. An Act to continue in force an act therein mentioned, relating to the Port of Baltimore. The act of March 17, 1800, so far as it relates to the act of the state of Maryland, is continued until June 1, 1550; Provided, that no tonnage duty shall be levied on steam vessels employed in transporting passengers. February 24, 1843.

No. 11. An Act amendatory of an act establishing the Branch Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, and defining the duties of assayer and coiner. The duties of melter and refiner are transferred from the assayer to the coiner, at the branches in Dahlonega, Ga., and Charlotte, N. C. February 27, 1813.

No. 12. An Act to amend an act entitled An act making an appropriation for the crection of a marine hospital at or near Ocracoke, N. C.” The sum of $10,000, appropriated by the said act, shall not revert to the surplus fund. February 27, 1843.

No. 13. An Act amendatory of "An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen." The act of July 16, 1798, is extended to the masters, owners, and seamen of registered vessels employed in the coasting trade. March 1, 1813.

No. 14. An Act to perfect the titles to lands south of the Arkansas ricer, held under New Madrid locations and prečmption rights, under the act of 1814.

The locations heretofore made of warrants under the act of February 17, 1815, on the south side of the Arkansas river, are perfected into grants, as if the Indian title to the lands had been completely extinguished when the act was passed. If the locations have been sold, and the lands thus located have been appropriated by the United States, the owner of the warrants shall have a right to enter, within 12 months after the passage of this act, without payment, a like quantity of public land in any unappropriated and unimproved part of the state of Arkansas. Settlers on the south of Arkansas river shall have the benefit of the preemption act of 1814, as though they had resided north of the river. All Cherokee preimptions south of the base line in Arkansas are confirmed, and patent rights are to be issued as in other cases. March 1, 1843.

No. 15. An Act in relation to the two per cent. fund of the State of Mississippi. The assent of congress is given to the appropriation by the state, for the completion of the railroad from Brandon to Jackson, of $25,000, as part of the two per cent. fund heretofore relinquished by Congress to the state of Mississippi. March 1, 1843.

No. 16. Army appropriation bill. March 1, 1843. See abstract on p. 177.

No. 17. An Act regulating the mode of paying over to the State of Alabama the two per cent. fund relinquished to said State by the act approved on the 4th of September, 1841. The bills of the Bank of the State of Alabama and its branches may be received from the settlers on the public lands in that state, in payment for their houses and improvements, to an amount equal to as much of the two per cent. fund as remains unpaid. Provided, that no settler shall enter more than one quarter section of land with such bills; that the state shall receive from the United States Government such bills in payment of the two per cent. fund; and that nothing in this act shall be construed so as to change the conditions annexed to the relinquishment of said fund. March 1, 1843.

No. 18. An Act regulating the currency of foreign gold and silver coins in the United States. Gold coins of Great Britain, of not less than 915 1-2thousandths fine, shall pass current as money at 94 6.10 cents per penny. weight; and the gold coins of France, of not less than 899-thousandths fine, at 92 9-10 cents per pennyweight. Of silver coins, the Spanish pillar dollars, and the dollars of Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia, of not less than 897-thousandths fine, and 415 grains in weight, shall pass current at 100 cents each; and the five-franc pieces of France, of not less than 900thousandths fine, and 384 grains in weight, at 93 cents each. Assays of these coins shall be made once in every year. March 3, 1843.

No. 19. An Act to amend the laws regulating Imprisonment for Debt within the District of Columbia. No person shall be committed to close jail, or denied the benefit of the prison rules for debt, being charges in execution upon a judgment from which an appeal has been taken and remains un. decided, or upon which any writ of error is depending, until one year from the time when such appeal or writ of error shall have been finally

disposed of; but every person so imprisoned shall be entitled to the prison rules during said year; provided, that the debtor give a new bond, with sureties, in the penalty of twice the amount of the judgment, that he will not depart from the bounds of the prison, until duly discharged. No al. teration of the prison bounds shall be made during the term of imprisonment of any one debtor, to apply to that debtor, but the limits of the prison liberties for him shall remain as they were when he was committed. No female shall be imprisoned for debton mesne or final process. March 3,1843.

No. 20. An Act declaring Robbinston, in the State of Maine, to be a port of Delivery. March 3, 1843.

No. 21. An Act to permit the entry of Merchandize recovered from shipurerk, in certain cases, free from duty. When any ship or vessel is sunk, and has remained sunk for iwo years, and has been abandoned by the owners, any persons who may raise it shall be permitted to bring merchandise therefrom into the nearest port, free from the payment of any duty, and without being obliged to enter it at the custom-house. March 3, 1843.

No. 22. An Act to reduce the salary of the surveyor of the port of Camden, New Jersey. The salary is reduced to $250 a year. March 3, 1843.

No. 23. Appropriation bill for Indian treaties. See abstract on p. 177. March 3, 1843.

No. 24. An Act to provide, in certain cases, for the sale of the real estate of infants within the District of Columbia. The guardian of an infant may ex hibit a bill, verified by his oath, in the circuitcourt of the District, setting forth all the real and personal estate of the infant, and the facts which show whether the interest of his ward will be promoted by a sale. A guardian ad litem shall be appointed to answer the bill on oath, or the infant, if over 14 years old, shall answer in person on oath. Commissions for taking depositions shall be awarded, and all necessary facts shall be fully proved. The court may then decree the sale on such terms of credit as it shall see fit, always retaining a lien on the estate for the payment of the purchase money. If the infant, after such sale, shall die intestate, under the age of 21 years, the proceeds of the sale shall be considered as real estate, and shall pass to the heirs at law, as if it had not been sold. If a sale be decreed, the costs of the suit shall be paid out of the infant's estate ; otherwise, by the plaintiff. Provided, that the guardian, or guardian ad litem, shall in no case be admitted as a purchaser of the estate, or in any way become the owner thereof during the infancy of the heir; and no sale shall be decreed, if the testator from whom it was derived shall have expressly directed otherwise. March 3, 1843.

No. 25. Appropriation bill for pensions. March 3, 1843. See abstract on page 177.

No. 26. An Act to set aside certain reservations of lands, on account of lire oak, in the southeastern District of Louisiana. The reservations of lands made in 1832, on account of live oak supposed to grow thereon, are set aside and annulled. March 3, 1843.

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