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declaration of intention, shall make application to be admitted a citizen of the United States, it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the court, that the applicant was residing within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, before the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and has continued to reside within the same, or he shall not be so admitted: and the residence of the applicant within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, for at least five years immediately preceding the time of such application, shall be proved by the oath or affirmation of citizens of the United States : which citizens shall be named in the record as witnesses; and such continued residence within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, when satisfactorily proved, and the place or places where the applicant has resided for at least five years, as aforesaid, shall be stated and set forth, together with the names of such citizens, in the record of the court admitting the applicant; otherwise the same shall not entitle him to be considered and deemed a citizen of the United States.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

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seamen.

Pay of

Chap. CXVII. An Act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the May 24, 1828. United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and

(Obsolete.) twenty-nine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

For defraying States of America, in Congress assembled, That, for defraying the expenses the navy for 1st

the expenses of of the navy for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred quarter of 1829. and twenty-nine, the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated, to wit: For pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of seamen employed in

Pay and subthe navy afloat, two hundred and ninety-four thousand and seventy-eight sistence of offidollars. For pay, subsistence, and allowances of officers, and рау

of seamen,

Pay, &c. of at navy yards, shore stations, hospitals, and in ordinary, forty-six thou- officers and sand two hundred and fifty-eight dollars. For pay of superintendents, naval constructor, and all the civil establish

superment at the yards and stations, fourteen thousand seven hundred and intendents, &c. seventy-five dollars. For provisions, one hundred and twenty-six thousand two hundred and

Provisions. fifty dollars.

For repairs of vessels, one hundred and eighteen thousand seven hun Repairs of dred and fifty dollars.

For medicines, surgical instruments, and hospital stores, six thousand Medicines. seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For ordnance and ordnance stores, twelve thousand five hundred Ordnance. dollars. For repairing and improvements of navy yards, twenty-six thousand

Repairing,

&c. of navy two hundred and fifty dollars.

yards, &c. For arrearages prior to one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, Arrearages three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

prior to 1829. For contingent expenses for one thousand eight hundred and twenty Contingent nine, embracing the items enumerated for that object in the act of eapenses for second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, sixty

1829, &c.

Act of March thousand dollars.

2, 1827, ch. 22. For contingent expenses, not enumerated, for one thousand eight hun

Contingent dred and twenty-nine, one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

expenses not

enumerated. For pay and subsistence of the inarine corps, thirty thousand five Pay, &c. of hundred and ninety-four dollars. For clothing for the same, seven thousand one hundred and ninety

Clothing for one dollars and twenty-five cents. For fuel for the same, three thousand and forty-nine dollars.

Fuel.

vessels.

marine corps.

same.

Contingencies for same.

Additional contingencies for same.

Military stores. Medicines, &c.

Sums appropriated to be paid from the treasury.

For contingencies for the same, three thousand three hundred and seventy-five dollars.

For contingencies additional for the same, one hundred and twentyfive dollars.

For military stores for the same, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For medicines and hospital stores for the same, five hundred and ninetytwo dollars and twenty-five cents.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sums herein appropriated shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; but that no part of the same shall be drawn from the treasury before the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

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ere.

May 24, 1828. Chap. CXVIII.-An Act making appropriations for the payment of the revolu

tionary and other ensioners of the United States, for the first quarter of the (Obsolete.)

year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine. Sums respec

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

and they are hereby, respectively appropriated, for the objects following,

to wit: To revolu

For the pensions to the revolutionary pensioners of the United States, tionary pension- two hundred thousand dollars.

Widows, &c. For half-pay pensions to widows and orphans, three thousand dollars.
Invalids, &c. For the invalid and half-pay pensioners, seventy-five thousand dollars.
Sums appro-

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sums herein appropriated priated to be

shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropripaid from trea

ated; but that no part of the same shall be drawn from the treasury before sury.

the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828. CHAP. CXIX.–An Act to authorize the licensing of vessels to be employed in the

mackerel fishery. (a) Duty of col

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the passage the passage of

of this act, it shall be the duty of the collector of the district to which
any vessel may belong, on an application for that purpose by the master

or owner thereof, to issue a license for carrying on the mackerel fishery, Act of Feb. to such vessel, in the form prescribed by the act, entitled “An act for 18, 1793, ch.

enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting

trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same,” passed the eighteenth Proviso. day of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three: Provided,

That all the provisions of said act, respecting the licensing of ships or
vessels for the coasting trade and fisheries, shall be deemed and taken to
be applicable to licenses and to vessels licensed for carrying on the mack-
erel fishery.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.
STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828. Chap. CXX.-An Act in addition to An act making an appropriation for the
(Obsolete.]

support of the navy of the United States for the year one thousand eight hundred

and twenty-eight.' 1828, ch. 117.

Be it enacted by the Scnate and House of Representatives of the United priated.

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be,
and they are hereby, appropriated, viz:

lectors after

this act.

8.

Sums appro

(a) See notes of the acts of Congress in relation to ships and vessels, and persons employed in the fisheries, vol. iii. 49—and notes of the decisions of the Courts of the United States on the acts relating to the fisheries, vol. ii. 49.

Pay, &c.

For pay, subsistence, and provisions, thirty-five thousand one hundred and sixty dollars.

For medicines and hospital stores, one thousand two hundred dollars.
For outfits, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For repairs, and for wear and tear, ten thousand dollars.
APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

Medicines,
Outfits.
Repairs, &c.

STATUTE I.

CHAP. CXXI.-An Act for the better organization of the medical department of May 24, 1828. the navy of the United States. (a)

After the Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

passing of this States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the act, no person passing of this act, no person shall receive the appointment of assistant to receive the surgeon in the navy of the United States, unless he shall have been ex- appointment of amined and approved by a board of naval surgeons, who shall be desig- geon, unless nated for that purpose, by the secretary of the navy department; and no examined, &c. person shall receive the appointment of surgeon in the navy of the United States until he shall have served as an assistant surgeon at least two years, on board a public vessel of the United States, at sea, and unless, also, he shall have been examined and approved by a board of surgeons constituted as aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United President of States may designate and appoint to every fleet or squadron an expe, States may de

the United rienced and intelligent surgeon, then in the naval service of the United signate, &c. to States, lo be denominated « Surgeon of the Fleet,” who shall be surgeon every fieet or of the flag ship, and who, in addition to his duties as such, shall examine squadron an

intelligent surand approve all requisitions for medical and hospital stores for the fleet,

geon, then in and inspect their quality; and who shall, in difficult cases, consult with the naval serthe surgeons of the several ships, and make records of the character and vice of the

United States. treatment of diseases, to be transmitted to the Navy Department; and who, in addition to the compensation allowed to surgeons at sea, shall be allowed double rations while acting as surgeon of the fleet as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That assistant surgeons who shall Assistant surhave been commissioned less than five years, shall each receive thirty geone who have dollars a month, and two rations a day; after five years' service, they shall sioned less than be entitled to an examination by a board of naval surgeons, constituted as five years, to aforesaid, and having been approved and passed by such board, they shall receive each each receive an addition of five dollars a month, and one ration a day; month, and two and, after ten years' service, a further addition of five dollars a month, rations per day, and one ration a day.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That every surgeon who shall have Every surreceived his appointment, as is hereinbefore provided for, shall receive geon who

shall have refifty dollars a month, and two rations a day; after five years' service, he

ceived his apshall be entitled to receive fifty-five dollars a month and an additional pointment as ration a day; and after ten years' service, he shall receive sixty dollars a

herein provided month and an additional ration a day; and after twenty years' service, he

for, to receiv

50 dollars shall receive seventy dollars a month and the rations as last aforesaid.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every assistant surgeon (after rations a day, having faithfully served two years) shal), while in actual service at sea, in

Every assist. addition to the usual compensation allowed him by law, receive double ant surgeon,&c.

&c.

per month and two

&c.

(a) Acts relating to the medical department of the navy:
An act to regulate the medical establishment, March 2, 1799, ch. 27.
An act further to regulate the medical department of the army, May 8, 1820, ch. 75.

An act for the better organization of the medical department of the navy of the United States, May 24, 1828, ch.121.

An act to amend an act entitled “ An act for the better organization of the medical department of the navy, approved May 24, 1928,” Jan. 21, 1829, ch. 7. An act to re-organize the navy department of the United States, Aug. 31, 1842, ch. 286, sec. 3. Vol. IV.-40

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to receive five dollars per month in addition to the usual compenBation.

rations, and five dollars a month; and every surgeon in the navy, while in actual service at sea, shall also, in addition to his usual compensation, receive double rations, and ten dollars a month.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.
May 24, 1828. Chap. CXXII.-An Act authorizing the legislative council of the territory of

Michigan to take charge of school lands in said territory. Governor, &c. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United to make such

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the governor and legislaws, &c. as they may deem lative council of the territory of Michigan be, and they are hereby, authorexpedient, to ized to make such laws and needful regulations, as they shall deem most protect from injury, &c., sec

expedient, to protect from injury and waste section numbered sixteen, in tion 16, re said territory, reserved in each township, for the support of schools thereserved in each and to provide, by law, for leasing the same, for any term not exceedtownship for the support of

years, in such manner as to render them productive, and most schools, &c.

conducive to the objects for which they were designed.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

in;

ing four

STATUTE I.

Sumg appro

vants.

May 24, 1828. Chap. CXXIII.-An Act making approprialions for the military service of the (Obsolete.)

United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United priated for the

States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, military service for the 1st and the same are hereby, appropriated for the military service of the quarter of 1829. United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hun

dred and twenty-nine, to wit: Pay of the

For pay of the army, and pay and subsistence of the officers, two hunarmy, &c.

dred and sixty-four thousand and seventy-six dollars. Forage.

For forage for officers, ten thousand and thirty-two dollars. Clothing of For clothing of officers' servants, four thousand nine hundred and officers' ser

forty-two dollars.

For the recruiting service,nine thousand dollars. Recruiting service.

For the contingent expenses of the recruiting service, four thousand Contingent dollars. expenses.

For the subsistence department, fifty-four thousand two hundred dollars. Subsistence department.

For the purchasing department, forty-four thousand five hundred and Purchasing ninety-four dollars and thirty-seven cents. department. For the medical department, six thousand dollars. Medical de

For the quartermaster general's department, eighty-five thousand two partment.

Quarter hundred and twenty dollars. master gene For the military academy at West Point, three thousand dollars. ral's depart

For the contingencies of the army, two thousand five hundred dollars. Military aca For the national armories, ninety thousand dollars. demy.

For the current expenses of the ordnance service, sixteen thousand Contingencies of the army.

two hundred and fifty dollars. National ar

For armament of new fortifications, twenty-five thousand dollars. mories.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sums herein appropriOrdnance de- ated shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropartment.

New fortific priated; but that no part of the same shall be drawn from the treasury cations. before the first January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

ment.

STATUTE I. Chap. CXXIV.-An Act making appropriations to enable the President of the May 24, 1828.

United States to defray the expenses of delegations of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Chickasaw, and other tribes of Indians, to explore the country west of

[Obsolete.) the Mississippi.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Delegations of States of America, in Congress assembled, "That the sum of fifteen the Choctaw, thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to enable the dians west of President of the United States to employ suitable persons to conduct the Mississippi, delegations of the Choctaw, Creeks, Cherokees, and Chickasaw, and to explore tho such other tribes of Indians as may be disposed to send delegations west lands of the of the Mississippi for the purpose of exploring the unoccupied lands of United States. the United States without the limits of the states and territories, preparatory to the final emigration of said Indians. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United

Amount of States is hereby authorized to defray the expenses of the delegations expenses.5.000. aforesaid, not exceeding the amount of the above appropriation; to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, May 24, 1828.

STATUTE I.

Chap. CXXV.-An Act to establish sundry post-roads und to discontinue others. May 24, 1828.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the following be established as post-roads :

In Maine.-From Damariscotta Mills, by West Jefferson and Wind In Maine. sor, to Palermo. From Waterville, by Clinton, Albion and Freedom, to Belfast. From Rumford Point, by Dixfield, Canton, North Livermore, East Livermore, Wayne, and Winthrop, to Augusta; and that so much of the route from Readfield to Rumford Point, as interferes with this route, be discontinued. From Augusta, through South Vassalborough, South China, Palermo, North Palermo, Montville, North Searsmont, and Belmont, to Belfast. From Green to Farmington. From Standish, through East Baldwin, Sebago, Bridgetown and Denmark, to Fryeburg. From Parsonfield, through Porter, and the westerly part of Brownfield, to Fryeburg. From Augusta, through Belgrade, Rome, New Sharon, Industry, and New Vineyard, to New Portland. From New Sharon, through Industry, New Vineyard, and New Portland, to Kingfield. From the Great Falls, in the state of New Hampshire, to the Little Falls in Lebanon, Maine.

In New Hampshire.—From Milford, through Dunstable, to Derry. New HampFrom Farmington to Dover. From Concord, by Chichester, Pittsfield, shire. Barnstead, Strafford, Barrington, and Madbury, to Dover. From Walpole, by Drewsville, Langdon, and Alstead, to Marlow. From Lower Bartlett, through Adam's and Pinkham's Grant, to Randolph. From Haverhill, through Bath and Lyman, to Lyman Bridge, thence to the lower village, in Barnet, Vermont. From Glenville, by Bethlehem and Whitefield, to Lancaster.

In Massachusetts.-From Taunton to Providence, by Rehoboth vil Massachulage. From Newburyport, by Salisbury, Amesbury, Haverhill, Methuen, setts. and Dracut, to Lowell. From Canton, by Sharon and Foxborough meeting-houses, to East Attleborough. From Greenfield, through Shelburne, Buckland, and Hawley, to Savoy. From Ware, through Hardwick, Petersham, Athol, and Royalston, in Massachusetts, and Richmond, and Swan zey, in New Hampshire, to Keene.

In Connecticut.–From Springfield, Massachusetts, by Somers, Con. Connecticut. necticut, on the Burbank road, Tolland, Mansfield, Beardley's store, and Windham, to Norwich. From Sharon, through Salisbury, Great Hal

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