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(ACT of May 15th, 1820.) sufficient security tu indemnify the United States against any other claim on account of the treasury note alledged to be so lost or destroyed, to pay the amount due on such note, to the person who had lost it, or in whose possession it has been destroyed.
ACT of May 15, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 96. An act to authorise the president of the United States to borrow a sum not ex·
ceeding three millions of dollars. 39. Sec. 1. The president of the United States is hereby empowered to borrow, on the credit of the United States, a sum not exceeding three millions of dollars, at a rate of interest, payable quarter yearly, not exceeding five per centum per annum, and reimbursable, at the will of the government, at any time after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; or, at a rate of interest, payable in like manner, not exceeding six per centum per annum, and reimburseable at the pleasure of the United States; to be applied, in addition to the moneys now in the treasury, or which may be received therein from other sources, during the present year, to defray any of the public expenses which are, or may be, authorised by law. The stock thereby created shall be transferable in the same manner as is provided by law for the transfer of the public debt.
Sec. 11. It shall be lawful for the bank of the United States to lend the said sum, or any part thereof; and it is hereby further declared, that it shall be deemed a good execution of the said power to borrow, for the secretary of the treasury, with the approbation of the president of the United States, to cause to be constituted certificates of stock, signed by the register of the treasury, or by a commissioner of loans, for the sum to be borrowed, or for any part thereof, bearing an interest of five per centum per annum, transferable, and reimburseable, as aforesaid, and to cause the said certificates of stock to be sold: Provided, That no stock be sold under par. . Sec. II. The secretary of the treasury is hereby authorised, with the approbation of the president of the United States, to employ an agent, or agents, for the purpose of obtaining subscrip tions to the loan authorised by this act, or of selling any part of the stock to be created by virtue thereof. A commission, not ex. ceeding one-eighth of one per cent. on the amount thus sold, or for which subscriptions shall have been thus obtained, may, by the secretary of the treasury, be allowed to such agent or agents; and a sum, not exceeding four thousand dollars, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, is hereby ap. propriated for that object, and also for defraying the expenses of printing and issuing the subscription certificates, and certificates of stock, and other expenses incident to the due execution of this act. '
40. Sec.rv.So much of the funds constituting the annual appropriation of ten millions of dollars, for the payment of the principal and
(ACT of March 29th, 1806.) interest of the public debt of the United States, as may be sufficient for that purpose, after satisfying the sums necessary for the payment of the interest, and of such part of the principal, of the said debt, as the United States are now pledged annually to pay or reimburse, is hereby pledged and appropriated for the payment of the interest, and for the reimbursement of the principal, of the stock which may be created by virtue of this act. It shall, accordingly, be the duty of the commissioners of the sinking fund to cause to be applied and paid, out of the said fund, yearly, such sum and sums as may annually be necessary to discharge the interest accruing on the said stock, and to reimburse the principal, as the same may become due, and may be discharged, in conformity with the terms of the loan. And they are further authorised to apply, from time to time, su sum or sums, out of the said fund, as they may think proper, towards discharging, by purchase, and at a price not above par, the principal of the said stock, or any part thereof. And the faith of the United States is hereby pledged to establish sufficient revenues for making up any deficiency that may hereafter take place in the funds hereby appropriated for paying the said interest and principal sums, or any of them, in manner aforesaid.
ROADS AND CANALS.
1, 4, 12
North bend, Ohio, Athens to New Orleans,
Shawnee to the Saline, Nashville to Natcbez,
8 Canal of Carondelet,
Reynoldsburgh to Natchez road, Miami Rapids to Connecticut reserve, 5, 7 Fort Hawkins to Fort Stoddart,
10 Lower Sandusky to boundary line, 5, 7 Columbia to Madisonville,
11 ACT of March 29, 1806. 4 Bioren, 11. An act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the
state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio. 1. Sec. 1. The president of the United States is hereby authorised to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, three discreet and disinterested citizens of the United States, to lay out a road from Cumberland, or a point on the northern bank of the river Potowmac, in the state of Maryland, between Cumberland and the place where the main road leading from Gwinn's to Winchester, in Virginia, crosses the river, to the state of Ohio; whose duty it shall be, as soon as may be after their appointment, to repair to Cumberland aforesaid, and view the ground, from the points on the river Potowmac, hereinbefore designated, to the river Ohio; and to lay out, in such direction as they shall judge, under all circumstances, the most proper, a road from thence to the river Ohio, to strike the same at the most convenient place, between a point on its eastern bank, opposite to the northern boundary of Steubenville, in said state of Ohio, and the mouth of
(ACT of April 21st, 1806.) Grave creek, which empties into the said river a little below Wheeling, in Virginia.
Sec. 11. The aforesaid road shall be laid out four rods in width, and designated on each side by a plain and distinguishable mark on a tree, or by the erection of a stake or monument, sufficiently conspicuous, in every quarter of a mile of the distance, at least, where the road pursues a straight course so far or farther, and on each side, at every point where an angle occurs in its course.
Sec. iii. The commissioners shall, as soon as may be after they have laid out said road, as aforesaid, present to the president an accurate plan of the same, with its several courses and distances, accompanied by a written report of their proceedings, describing the marks and monuments by which the road is designated, and the face of the country over which it passes, and pointing out the particular parts which they shall judge require the most and immediate attention and amelioration: and the probable expense of making the same passable in the most difficult parts, and through the whole distance; designating the state or states through which said road has been laid out, and the length of the several parts which are laid out on new ground, as well as the length of those parts laid out on the road now travelled. Which report the president is hereby authorised to accept or reject, in the whole or in part. If he accepts, he is hereby further authorised and requested to pursue such measures as, in his opinion, shall be proper to obtain consent, for making the road, of the state or states through which the same has been laid out. Which consent being obtained, he is further authorised to take prompt and effectual measures to cause said road to be made through the whole distance, or in any part or parts of the same as he shall judge most conducive to the public good, having reference to the sum appropriated for the purpose.
Sec. iv. All parts of the road which the president shall di. rect to be made, in case the trees are standing, shall be cleared the whole width of four rods; and the road shall be raised in the middle of the carriage way with stone, earth, or gravel and sand, or a combination of some or all of them, leaving or making, as the case may be, a ditch or water course on each side, and contiguous to, said carriage way; and in no instance shall there be an elevation in said road, when finished, greater than an angle of five degrees with the horizon. But the manner of making said road, in every other particular, is left to the direction of the president.
Sec. vii. The president is hereby requested to cause to be laid before congress as soon as convenience will permit after the commencement of each session, a statement of the proceedings under this act, that congress may be enabled to adopt such further measures as may from time to time be proper under existing circumstances.
ACT of April 21, 1806. 4. Bioren, 58. 2. Sec. vir. The president of the United States is authorised to
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(ACT of December 12th, 1811.) cause to be opened a road from the frontier of Georgia, on the route from Athens to New Orleans, till the same intersects the thirty-first degree of north latitude: Provided, he shall not expend more than six thousand four hundred dollars in opening the same. And to cause to be opened a road or roads, through the territory lately ceded by the Indians to the United States, from the river Mississippi to the Ohio, and to the former Indian boundary line which was established by the treaty of Greenville: Provided, he shall not expend, in opening the same, more than six thousand dollars. And to cause to be opened a road from Nashville, in the state of Tennessee, to Natchez, in the Mississippi territory: Provided, he shall not expend more than six thousand dollars in opening the same.
ACT of March 3, 1807. 4 Bioren, 117. 3. Sec. 11. The president of the United States is hereby author. ised to cause to be opened a road from the thirty-first degree of north latitude to New Orleans, on the route from Athens to New Orleans, under such regulations as may be agreed upon for that purpose between the executive of the United States and the Spanish government.
ACT of February 10, 1809. 4 Bioren, 201. 4. Sec. 11. The president of the United States is hereby authorised to cause the canal of Carondelet, leading from lake Ponchartrain, by way of the Bayou St. John, to the city of New Orleans, to be extended to the river Mississippi, and made sufficiently deep throughout to admit an easy and safe passage to gunboats, if upon survey thereof, he shall be convinced that the same is practicable and will conduce to the more effectual defence of said city.
ACT of March 3, 1811. 4 Bioren, 356. Sec, 11. The president of the United States, is hereby author. ised and empowered to permit such deviations from the courses run and established by the commissioners, under the authority of "An act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cum. berland, in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio," as, in his opinion, shall be deemed expedient: Provided, That no deviations shall be made from the principal points established on said road between Cumberland and Brownsville.
ACT of December 12, 1811. 4. Bioren, 364. 5. Sec. I. The president of the United States is hereby author. ised, to appoint three commissioners, who shall explore, survey, and mark, by the most eligible course, a road from the foot of the ra. pids of the river Miami of lake Erie, to the western line of the Connecticut Reserve, and a road to run southwardly, from lower Sandusky, to the boundary line established by the treaty of Greenville, which said road shall be sixty feet in width; and the said commis: sioners shall make out accurate plats of such surveys, accompanied with field notes, and certify and transmit the same to the president
(ACT of March 3d, 1817.) of the United States, who, if he approve of said surveys, shall cause the plats thereof to be deposited in the office of the treasury of the United States; and the said roads shall be considered as established and accepted, pursuant to the treaty held at Brownstown, in the territory of Michigan, on the twenty-fifth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and eight.
Sec. 11. The aforesaid roads shall be opened and made under the direction of the president of the United States, in such manner as he shall direct.
ACT of January 8, 1812, 4 Bioren, 367. 6. Sec. 1. The president of the United States, is hereby authorised to cause to be opened, a road from the point where the United States' road from Vincennes to the former Indian boundary line, established by the treaty of Greenville, strikes the said line, to the North Bend in the state of Ohio.
ACT of April 16, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 53. 7. Sec. I. The president of the United States, is hereby authorised to cause to be made, in such manner as he may deem most proper, an alteration in the road laid out under the authority of an act, entitled “ An act to authorize the surveying and making of certain roads in the state of Ohio, as contemplated by the treaty of Brownstown in the territory of Michigan," so that the said road may pass through the United States' reservation at Lower Sandusky, or north thereof, not exceeding three miles.
Sec. 11. The necessary expenses which shall be incurred in altering the said road shall be paid out of the monies appropriated for the surveying of the public lands of the United States.
ACT of April 27, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 112. 8. Sec, 1. The president of the United States, is hereby author. ised to appoint three commissioners, who shall explore, survey, and mark in the most eligible course, a road from Shawnee town, on the Ohio river, to the United States' Saline, and to Kaskaskia, in the Illinois territory; and said commissioners shall make out accurate plats of such surveys, accompanied with field notes, and certify and transmit the same to the president of the United States, who, if he approves of said survey, shall cause the plats thereof to be deposited in the office of the treasury of the United States, and the said road shall be considered as established and accepted.
Sec. 11. The said road shall be opened and made under the direction of the president of the United States, in such manner as he shall direct.
ACT of March 3, 1817. Pamphlet edit. 252. 9. Sec. I. The sum of four thousand dollars, is hereby appropriated, and payable out of any moneys in the treasury not other. wise appropriated, for the purpose of opening and cutting out a road from Reynoldsburgh, on Tennessee river, in the state of