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Name of every person who died
during the year ending June
1, 1850, whose usual place of
the time of his death
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SCHEDULE 6-PERSONS WHO DIED during the year ending 1st June, 1850, in the

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and State of

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$

Cost of Labor.

Av'ge wages to farm No. of Churches.
hand per month,
hired by the year
and boarded, $
Average wages of a
day laborer, with-
out board, $
With board, $
Average payment to
a carpenter per day,
without board, $
Average wages to a
female domestic per
week, without bo'd,

Av'age price of board
to a laboring man
per week,

Married or widowed.

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Religious Worship.

No. of persons each will accommodate. Value of Churches, $

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Approved May 23, 1850.

CHAP. 12.-AN ACT supplementary to the act entitled "An act supplementary to the act entitled An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States.""

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[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepTo enable the resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asmint and branch sembled, That, for the purpose of enabling the mint and branch returns to depo- mints of the United States to make returns to depositors with President is au- as little delay as possible, it shall be lawful for the President of thorized to direct the United States, when the state of the Treasury shall admit lic money. thereof, to direct transfers to be made from time to time to the

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mint and branch mints for such sums of public money as he
shall judge convenient and necessary, out of which those who
bring bullion to the mint may be paid the value thereof, as soon
as practicable after this value has been ascertained; that the
bullion so deposited shall become the property of the United
States; that no discount or interest shall be charged on money
so advanced; and that the Secretary of the Treasury may at
any time withdraw the said deposite, or any part thereof, or
may, at his discretion, allow the coins formed at the mint to be
given for their equivalent in other money: Provided, That
the bonds given by the United States treasurers and superin-
tendents of the mint shall be renewed or increased at the dis-
cretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, under the operation
of this act.

Approved May 23, 1850.

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CHAP. 13.-AN ACT giving the assent of Congress to the leasing of a por-
tion of the margin of the Black Warrior river for the purposes therein men-

tioned.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the consent, of Congress be, and it is hereby given to the corporation of the city of Tuscaloosa to lease to the Tuscaloosa Plank road Company, so much of the margin of the Black Warrior river at the termination of said road as may be necessary for a warehouse and landing on said river, any thing contained in the act of Congress of the twenty-sixth May, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, "granting to the corporation of Tuscaloosa certain lots and privileges over the reservations and commons in said town,' to the contrary notwithstanding."

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Approved May 23, 1850.

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CHAP. 14.-AN ACT for the relief of Smith and Hersey.

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[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to cause to be cancelled and given up, three several bonds given to the United States for the payment of duties, at the port of Portland and Falmouth, on merchandise imported by Smith and Hersey of the city of Portland, duties to be eanin Maine, to wit: the first numbered twenty-four, signed by Smith celled and given and Hersey and Lewis Mitchell, and dated March eighth, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, on which is due and unpaid the sum of one thousand and fifty-four dollars and eight cents; the. second, numbered twenty-eight, signed by Smith and Hersey and Eli Sargent, and dated March eleventh, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, on which is due and unpaid, the sum of four

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hundred and ninety-four dollars and forty-eight cents; the third, numbered ninety-three, signed by Smith and Hersey and Nathaniel Gordon, and dated June third, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, on which is due and unpaid, the sum of five hun. dred and eight dollars and twenty cents, making in the aggregate the sum of two thousand and fifty-six dollars and seventysix cents, which bonds were given for the duties on three cargoes of molasses, imported by Smith and Hersey, in the brig Elmira and barque Maria Hersey; six hundred and seven hogsheads thereof, on which the duties amount to the said sum of two thousand and fifty-six dollars and seventy-six cents, having been destroyed by fire on the ninth day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, while in warehouse, and under the exclusive control of the Government: Provided, That satisfactory evidence shall be produced to the Secretary of the Treasury of the destruction of the said molasses as aforesaid. Approved May 23, 1850.

Proviso.

CHAP 15-AN ACT to authorize the issuing of a register to the barque "Cornwallis."

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

* Register au- sembled, That there be issued, under direction of the Secre

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thorized to be

given to the tary of the Treasury, a register for the barque Cornwallis, for

lis.

barque Cornwal- merly a British vessel called the "Cornwallis, of Cornwallis, of Nova Scotia," of the burthen of about three hundred and twelve tons; which vessel was stranded on the eastern part of the island of Nantucket, when on a voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New York city, in October, eighteen hundred and forty-nine. That said vessel, after much labor was got off and carried into the harbor of Nantucket, where she was thoroughly repaired, and placed in a condition to be sea-worthy in all respects, and after such repairs, was carried to New York where she now lies. She is owned by Thomas S. Winslow, an American citizen, resident of said city of New York: Provided, That it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, that the cost of the repairs of the said vessel made in the United States, subsequently to her shipwreck aforesaid, exceeds three-fourths of her value after having been so repaired.

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Approved May 23, 1850.

CHAP 16-AN ACT authorizing the negotiation of treaties with the Indian tribes in the Territory of Oregon, for the extinguishment of their claims to lands lying west of the Cascade mountains, and for other purposes.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America in Congress

to be

assembled, That the President be authorized to appoint one or Commissioners more commissioners to negotiate treaties with the several In- and their duties dian tribes in the territory of Oregon, for the extinguishment defined. 3 of their claims to lands lying west of the Cascade mountains;

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and if found expedient and practicable, for their removal east
of said mountains; also, for obtaining their assent and submis-
sion to the existing laws regulating trade and intercourse with
the Indian tribes in the other territories of the United States,
so far as they may be applicable to the tribes in the said Terri-
tory of Oregon; the compensation to such commissioner or
commissioners not to exceed the rate heretofore allowed for
similar services.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint a Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Territory of Oregon, who shall receive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred dollars, and whose duty it shall be to exercise a general superintendence over all the Indian tribes in Oregon, and to exercise and perform all the powers and duties assigned by law to other Superintendents of Indian Affairs.

Superintendent of Indian Affairs

to be appointed.

Part of former

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act to establish the territorial government of Oregon, approved act repealed. the 11th August, 1848, as requires the governor of said Territory to perform the duties of Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and authorizes him to receive a salary therefor, in addition to the salary allowed for his services as governor, be repealed; and that the governor of said Territory shall hereafter receive Governor of Oran annual salary of three thousand dollars.

egon's salary $3,

000.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President be authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one or more Indian agents, not exceeding three, as he shall deem expedient, each of whom shall receive an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars, give bond as now required by law, and perform all the duties of agent to such tribe or tribes of Indians in the Territory of Oregon as shall be assigned to him by the superintendent to be appointed by the provisions of this act, under the direction of the President.

Laws to be extended over In

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the law regulating trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes east of the Rocky dian tribes specimountains, or such provisions of the same as may be applica- fed. ble, be extended over the Indian tribes in the Territory of Oregon.

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SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars be appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry into effect the provisions of this act.

Approved June 5, 1850.

Indian agents to be appointed.

Appropriation.

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force until the 3d of March, 1861.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of América in Congress asAct revived and sembled, That the act passed the seventeenth day of March, to continue in one thousand eight hundred, entitled "An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland `and Georgia," and which by subsequent acts has been revived and continued in force until the first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, be, and the same, so far as it relates to the act of the State of Maryland, is hereby revived and continued in force until the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall authorize the demand of a duty on tonnage on vessels propelled by steam, employed in the transportation of passengers.

Approved June 5, 1850.

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dollars appropri ated for his relief.

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gon.

CHAP. 17.—AN ACT to continue in force an act therein mentioned, relating to the port of Baltimore.

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CHAP. 18. AN ACT for the relief of Jesse Sutton.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Jesse Sutton, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand dollars, for services rendered, and coal, iron and steel furnished the Texas Indians, as public blacksmith, from the twentieth of May, eighteen hundred and forty-six, to the twentieth of May, eighteen hundred and forty

seven.

Approved June 5, 1850.

CHAP. 19.-AN ACT to make further appropriations for public buildings in the Territories of Minnesota and Oregon.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of twenty thousand dollars each, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied by the Governors and legislative assemblies of the Territories of Minnesota and Oregon at such place as they may select in said Territories for the erection of penitentiaries.

Appropriation SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Governor and

under a former legislative assembly of Minnesota are hereby authorized to expend the appropriation made in section 13, of "An act to establish the Territorial government of Minnesota," approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, for the erection of suitable public buildings at the temporary seat of government of said Territory at such time as they deem proper, any previous law to the contrary notwithstanding..

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