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state of Alabama, and all the shores and waters on the east, side 1822, a disof the bay of Mobile, and all the rivers of the said state empty- bounds wheraing into the Gulf of Mexico, 1o the east of said bay, shall form a of are decollection district, to be called the district of Blakely, of which act, to be esthe port of Blakely shall be the sole port of entry; and a collec- tablished, and tor for the district shall be appointed, to reside al such place as trict of Blakothe president of the United States shall direct, near said port, che port of who shall be entitled to receive, in addition to the fees and other Blakely to bo emoluments established by law, the annual salary of two hun

the sole port of

entry; and a dred and fifty dollars. (Åpproved, April 17, 1822.]

collector, &c. Chap 28. An act lv authorize the secretary of the treasury to exchange a stock bearing an interest of five per cent. for certain stocks bearing an interest of six and seven per cent.

$1. Be it enacted, &c. That a subscription, to the amount of Subscription twelve millions of dollars, of the seven per cent. stock, and of amount of the six per cent. slock of the year eighteen hundred and twelve, 23.000 oper and also for fourleen inillions of the six per cent. stock of the cent. stock years eighteen hundred and thirteen, fourieen, and fifteen, be, and 6 percent: and the same is hereby, proposed : for which purpose books shall and 14,000,00 0 be opened at the treasury of the United States, and at the seve

cent. stock of ral loan offices, on the first day of May, one thousand eight hun- 1813, 1814, dred and twenty-two, to continue open until the first day of and is 16; July next thereafter, for such parts of the above mentioned de- opened, &c. scription of stocks as shall, on the day of subscription, stand on the books of the treasury, and on those of the several loan offices, respectively; which subscription shall be effected by a

Subscription

to be effected transfer to the United States, in the manner provided by law for by a transfer such transfers, of the credit or credits standing on the said books, of credits and and by a surrender of the certificates of the stock so subscribed, certificates.

$ 2. That, for the whole, or any part, of any sum which shall Credits to be be ihus subscribed, of the six per cent. stocks of the years one certificates thousand eight hundred and twelve, and one thousand eight hun-bearing an in dred and thirteen, credits shall be entered to the respective sub-cent. to bo‘isscribers, who shall be entitled to a certificate or certificates, pur

sued, for

amount of 6 porting that the United States owe to the holder or holders there- por cent. Stuek of, bis, her, or their, assigns, a sum to be expressed therein, equal motorable, to the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bearing an &c. interest of five per centum per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twento-two, transferable in the same manner as is provided by law for the transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to redemption, at the pleasure of the United States, in the proportion, and at the periods, herein defined, viz: one third at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and Periods of rothirty; one third at any time after the thirty-first day of Decem- the new stock. ber, one thousand eighi hundred and thirty-one; and the remainder at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-iwo; and that for the whole, or any Credits and part, which shall be thus subscribed, of ihe seven per cent. stock, like manner, credits shall be entered 10 the respective subscribers, who shall for the 7 per be entitled to a certificate or certificates, purporting that the subscribed, re United States owe lo the holder or holders thereof, his, her, or deemable af VOL. II. 211

1839.

their, assigns, a sum, to be expressed therein, equal to the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bearing an interest of five per cent. per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, transferable in the manner as is provided by law for the transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to redemption, at the pleasure of the United

States, at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one Proviso; no thousand eight hundred and thirty-three : Provided, That no rereimburse

imbursement shall be made, except for the whole amount of such ment, except for the whole new certificate, nor until after at least six months' public notice amount, with of such intended reimbursement. And it shall be the duty of the 6 months'public notice. secretary of the treasury to cause to be re-transferred to the rethe treasury spective subscribers, the several sums by them subscribed beyond to re-transfer the amount of the certificates of five per cent. stock issued to the excess of them respectively: stock subscri. bed.

$ 3. That, if the amount of seven and six per cent. stocks, If the amount authorized

authorized to be subscribed by the first section of this act, shall should not be not have been subscribed by the first day of July nest, the re1st July, 1822, mainder of that amount may be subscribed, on the books of the the remainder treasury, at any time between the said first day of July and the may be sub. scribed be

first day of October next thereafter; and for the whole or any tween that

part of any sum which shall be thus subscribed, of the six per day and the Ist of Octo. cent. stocks of the years eighteen hundred and twelve, eighteen ber following hundred and thirteen, eighteen hundred and fourteen, and eighof the treasu- teen hundred and fifteen, credits shall be entered to the respecry, on similar tive subscribers, who shall be entitled to a certificate or certifiterms.

cates, purporting that the United States owe to the holder or holders thereof, his, her, or their, assigns, a sum, to be expressed therein, equal to the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bearing an interest of five per centum per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, transferable in the same manner as is provided by law for ihe transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to redemption, at the pleasure of the United States, in the proportion, and at the periods, herein defined, viz: one third at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty ; one third at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eighi hundred and thirty-one; and the remainder at any time after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-iwo; and that, for the whole or any part which shall be thus subscribed of the seven per cent. stock, credits shall be entered to the respective subscribers, who shall be entitled to a certificate or cercificates, purporting that the United States owe to the holder or holders thereof, his, her, or their, assigns, a sum, to be expressed therein, equal 10 the amount of the principal stock thus subscribed, bear. ing an interest of five per centum per annum, payable quarterly, from the thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, transferable in the manner as is provided by law for the transfer of the stock subscribed, and subject to re

demption, at the pleasure of the United States, at any time after Proviso; no the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and reimburse- thirty-three: Provided, That no reimbursement shall be made,

&c.

ers of the

except for the whole amount of such new certificate, nor until mont, exceps, after at least six months' public notice of such reimbursement.

$ 4. That the same funds wich have heretofore been, and Funds pledgnow are, pledged by law for the payment of the interest, and for od for the paythe redemption or reimbursement of the stock which may be rest and resubscribed by virtue of the provisions of this act, shall remain principal of pledged for the payment of the interest accruing on the stock the new stock. created by reason of sueh subscription, and for the redemption or reimbursement of the principal of the same. It shall be the Commissionduty of the commissioners of the sinking fund to cause to be ap- sinking fund plied and paid, out of the said fund, yearly and every year, such to cause to be sum and sums as may be annually wanted to discharge the inte- sums necessarest accruing on the stock which may be created by virtue of ry to pay the this act. The said commissioners are hereby authorized to ap. And to apply ply, from time to time, such sum and sums, out of the said fund, the sums neas they may thing proper, towards redeeming, by purchase or by deem the prinreimbursement, in conformity with the provisions of this act, the cipal

, &c. principal of the said stock. And such part of the annual sum of The part of ien millions of dollars, vested by law in the said commissioners, dollars vested, as may be necessary and wanting for the above purposes, shall &c. continued be and continue appropriated 10 the payment of interest and re- to payment of demption of the public debt, until the whole of the stock which interest, and may be created under the provisions of this act shall have been public debt. redeemed or reimbursed.

§ 5. That nothing in this act contained shall be construed in Rights of nonany wise to alter, abridge, or impair, the rights of those creditors neither alterof the United States who shall not subscribe to the loan to be ed nor abridgopened by virtue of this act. (Approved, April 20, 1822.] CAAP. 29. An act to revive and continue in force “An act declaring the assent of congress Yol. i. p. 731.

to certain acts of the states of Maryland and Georgia." § 1. Be it enacted, Sc. That the act passed the seventeenth The act of

17th March, day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred, entitled

1800, revived “An act declaring the assent of congress to certain acts of the and continued

till 3d March, states of Maryland and Georgia," and which, by subsequent acts, 1828. has been revived and continued in force until the third day of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-two, be, and the same hereby is, revived and continued in force until the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight: Provided, Proviso ; no

duly on tonThat nothing herein contained sball authorize the demand of a duty on tonnage on vessels propelled by steam employed in the sels propelled

by sieam, &c. transportation of passengers. (Approved, April 20, 1822.] CHAP 30. An act supplementary to the act, entitled " An act for the relief of the purchas- Vol .iii. p.

ers of public lands prior to ihe first day of July, eighteen hundred and twenty." 1807. 1926. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That all purchasers, and every legal holder of any certificate of the purchase, of the public lands of Thuse who the United States, who were entitled to, but who have not avail-did not avail ed themselves of, any of the provisions of the act of congress of the provisions the second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty- 24 March, one, entitled “ An act for the relief of the purchasers of public 1821, allowed lands prior to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred Sept. 1822,

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&c. who did

their accep.

&c. who have filed

10 surrender and twenty," be allowed, at any time on or before the thirtieth cortificates,

day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, to surrender their certificates of purchase, to accepi, and, on filing such acceptances, shall be entitled and subject to such of the provisions of the aforesaid act as apply to cases where complele payment may be made of any tract of land prior to the abirlieth

day of September next. Purchasers, § 2. That all purchasers, and every legal holder of any certifinot accept the cate of purchase, of the public laods of the United Staies, who Previsioof may not have accepted any of the provisions of the aforesaid act March, 1821

, of March second, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, &c. may file or who may not avail themselves of the provisions of the first tances, &c.

section of this act, be permitted, at any time prior to ihe thirtieth and will be en- of September next, to file their acceptances, and surrender their the benefits, certificates of purchase, and shall be entitled to all the benefits, of ad Morecast and subject to all the provisions, of the aforesaid act of March 1821, relating second, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, which reto relinquish- late in any manner to relinquishinent and classification, and to

the extension of the time of payment by instalments, and the proceeding in relation thereto, in the same manner as if such acceptances had been filed on or before the thirtieth of September

last. Purchasers, 3. That all purchasers, and every legal holder of any certifi

cate of purchase, of the public lands of the United States, who their accept- may have filed their acceptances and surrendered their certifipermitted,

cates of purchase, and accepted the provisions of the aforesaid notwithstand- act of March second, one thousand eight hundred and twentycompleto pay one, which relate !o payments to be made by instalments, be permeni, &c.'

mitted, notwithstanding their acceptances heretofore filed, to make complete payment on any tract of land on or before the thirtieth day of September next, and shall be entitled to the dis

count provided for by the fourth section of the aforesaid act. Registers and

$ 4. That it shall be the duty of the registers and receivers of

the several land offices of the United States to perform the duare to perform ties prescribed by, or necessary to carry into complete effect, the duties un- the provisions of this act, according to the forms and instrucas under the tions heretofore given by the treasury department; to keep full

and faithful accounts and records of all proceedings under the March, 1821

same, in the manner prescribed by the eighth section of the aforesaid act; to make report of the same to the treasury department within the term of three months from the thirtieth of September next; and shall receive, as compensation for like services, the fees provided for by the seventh and eighth sections of said act.

5. That every tract of land which wopld have been forfeit

ed from a failure to file an acceptance and to surrender the cerbeen forfeited, &c. exempled tificate of purchase on or before the thirtieth of September, one until 30th

thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, be, and the same is Sept. 1822.

hereby, exempted from forfeiture and sale until the thirtieth day of September next, and no longer. (Approved, April 20, 1822.]

ances, &c.

receivers of

act of 2d

Lands that would havo

Csap. 31. An act to alter the times of holding courts in the western district of Virginia, Vol. iii. p. and for other purposes.

1758.

Courts to be $1. Be it enacted, f.c. That, instead of the times now pre- held annually scribed by law for holding courts in the western district of Vir- hereafter at ginia, the said courts shall be held annually on the first Mondays places desigof April and September, at Wythe court house; and at Lewis- nated. burg, on the Fridays succeeding the first Mondays of April and September ; and at Clarksburg, on the fourth Mondays of May and October ; to which days, respectively, all process returnable to the first days of the next succeeding term shall be held returnable, and returned accordingly.

If the judge $ 2. That if the judge shall not attend on the first day of any fails to attend court, such court shall stand adjourned from day to day for three on the first days, if the same cause continue ; after which time, if the judge to stand adstill fail to attend, the court shall stand adjourned until the first journed, &c. day of the next term. [Approved, April 26, 1822.

Vol. iii. p. Chap. 32, An act altering the time and place of holding the district court in the district of

1806. Mjesissippi,

The district § 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the district court of the United court heretuStates for the district of Mississippi, heretofore holden at the seat fore holden, of government in the state of Mississippi, on the first Mondays in after the next January and July, shall, alter the next July term, which may be July jerm at

, at holden at the city of Natchez, hereafter hold its regular terms at the court the court house of Adams county, in the city of Natchez, on the house of Adfirst Mondays in April and October, and may continue to sit at on, &c. each term until the business of the court is finished.

§ 2. That every writ, process, subpæna, or recognizance, re- cess, c. returnable according to law, or the tenor thereof, to either of the turnable ac. aforesaid terms holden on the first Mondays in January and July,

cordingly. shall, after the next July term, be returnable, and shall be returned, to the next succeeding term of said court, to be holden on the first Mondays in April and October, after the passing of this

[Approved, April 26, 1822.)

Vol. ii. P:

under the act

CHAP. 40. An act to perfect certain locations and sales of public lands in Missouri.

1500. Vol. iv. $1. Be it enacted, f.c. That the locations heretofore made of p. 2250.

Locations of warrants issued under the act of the fifteenth of February, one warrants thousand eight hundred and fifteen, entitled “ An act for the re

or 15th Feb. lief of the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the 1816, if Missouri territory, who suffered by earthquakes," if made in pur- made in pursuance of the provisions of that act, in other respects, shall be act in other perfected into grants, in like manner as if they had conformed to respects, shall ihe sectional or quarter sectional lines of the public surveys; into grants, and the sales of fractions of the public lands, heretofore created by such locations, shall be as valid and binding on the United the sales of States as if such fractions had been made by rivers, or other na- sur la locations

valid, &c, tural obstructions.

$ 2. That hereafter the holders and locators of such warrants Hereafter shall be bound, in locating them, to conform to the sectional or of such quarter sectional lines of the public surveys, as nearly as the re- warrants aro to spective quantities of the warrants will admit; and all such war- and such war

&c.

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