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kansas, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed, and patents shall issue to the purchaser. as in other cases, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Approved, February 12th, 1839.

CHAP. 22. An ACT for the relief of William B. Ferguson and sureties. (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress (1ssembled, Phat the Postmaster General pay out of the post office Postmaster Gofund for mail depredations and special agents, four hundred and or the post office fifty dollars, the amount of a judgment and costs in the superior fund for mail.de court of law in Guilford county, North Carolina, obtained at $150, the amount the Spring term, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, of said court, cusis recovered

L' against W. B. by John A. Mebane, against William B. Ferguson, and for which Ferguson, in con: judgment and costs J. J. M. Lindsay and William Adams are seque.com cans liable as bail of said Ferguson, who was special and confidential of the post oitice agent for the Post Office Department, and in consequence of his acts as such, said judgment and costs were recovered against

Approved, February 13th, 1839.

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CHAP. 23. An Act for the relief of Dr. John Campbell White, of Baltimore, in the

State of Maryland." Whereas the said John Campbell White hath by his petition Preamble. set forth that, on the twelfth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three, he did, in the district court of the United States in and for the district of Maryland, declare his intention to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the act of Congress in such case made and provided; and that afterwards, to wit: on the third day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four, he proved before the said court that he was residing within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States from the month of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, and had continued to reside within the same to that time; and making the proof and declarations required by law, he was, by the judgment of the said court, admitted to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the act of Congress in such case made and provided; and that, by the misprision or mistake of the said clerk, the surname of the said petitioner is omitted in the record of the said naturalization, and the said record is made in the name of John Campbell, and that the said district court aforesaid have declined to order the record to be amended, because the application for that purpose came too late; and whereas, it is right and just that the misprision or mistake of the clerk in the entry of the said record should be corrected, in a case where no injustice can be done to any other person by such amendment; therefore,

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

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1839. sembled, That the district court of the United States in and for U. S. Court for the district of Maryland, be, and it is hereby, authorized to cause dist. of Maryland the record of the naturalization of John Campbell White, made cord of the natu- in the name of John Campbell, on the third day of April, in the Campbell White, year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and four to be name of John annended according to the truth of the fact, notwithstanding the

be lapse of time; and for that purpose to receive either written or secord when cor- parole evidence to prove the identity of the said John Campbell the same effect White and John Campbell named in the said record, and record had been made. the same; and that the said record when so amended, shall have

the same force and effect as if no misprision or mistake had been made by the clerk of the said court in recording the name of the said John Campbell White.

Approved, February 13th, 1839.

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as if no mistake

CHAP. 24. An ACT to provide for the location and temporary support of the Sea

minole Indians removed from Florida. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. $10,000 appro- sembled, That the President of the United States be, and hereby the President w is, authorized to provide a suitable location, west of the States provide a suit. of Missouri or Arkansas, for the Seminole Indians who have west of Missouri been or may be removed from Florida ; and to provide for their and Arkansas, for tho Seminoles, support until they shall be removed to such location, and that, and also for their support until re. for these purposes, the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the

sanie is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, February 13th, 1839.

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CHAP, 25. An ACT making appropriations for the payment of the revolutionary

and other pensioners of the United States, for the year eighteen hundred and thirtj. nine.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress a.s. Appropriations sembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby,

appropriated, in addition to former appropriations, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the pensioners of the United States, for the year one thousand

eight hundred and thirty-nine : Revolutionary For the revolutionary pensioners, under the several acts, other

der than those of the fifteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred ihose of May 15th and twenty-eight; the seventh of June, one thousand eight hun1832 and July dred and thirty-two; and the fourth of July, one thousand eight

hundred and thirty-six, three hundred and twenty-six thousand

two hundred and fifty dollars: Invalid pen. For the invalid pensioners, under various laws, three hundred

thousand six hundred and eighty-five dollars and sixty-three cents :

pensioners under acts other than

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For pensions to widows and orphans under the act of the fourth 1839. of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, four hundred Pensions to and ninety thousand and eighty-four dollars and fifty-two cents: For five years pensions to widows, per act seventh July, one July 4th, 1836.

Pensions to thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, one million three hun- widows under act dred and seventy-two thousand dollars :

July 7th, 1838 For half-pay pensions, payable through the office of the Third Half-pay pen

sioners payable Auditor, ten thousand dollars.

through office 3rd Approved, February 13th, 1839.

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CHAP. 26. An ACT to repeal the proviso to the second section of an act approved

the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, which authorized the Secretary of the Treasury to compromise the claims of the United States against certain banks.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proviso to the second section of “ An act to The 2d section

act 3rd March authorize the proper officers of the Treasury Department to is!

1837, which procredit the account of the Treasurer of the United States with the hibits the Sec. amount of unavailable funds standing to his debit on the books compromising of the Treasury, to transfer the amount to the debit of banks and United Stales individuals indebted for the same, and to authorize the Secretary leghany Bankor

against the Alof the Treasury to compromise and settle said claims," approved Pennsylvania re

10, approved pealed, and the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, which pro- Sec Treasury hibits the Secretary of the Treasury from compromising the cornpromise and

no sellle the same. claims of the United States against the Alleghany Bank of Pennsylvania, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and that the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to compromise and settle the claim of the United States against said bank.

Approved, February 16th, 1839.

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CHAP. 27. An ACT to amend “An act to reorganize the district courts of the United

States in the State of Mississippi," approved June eighteen, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. The coure o. tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, the N. district That the court of the northern district of Mississippi, besides the shall have juris.

diction of all ordinary jurisdiction of a district court, shall have jurisdiction of causes, except all causes, except appeals and writs of error, cognizable by law app

of error, cogniza. in a circuit court, and shall proceed therein in the same manner

court, &c. as a circuit court.

Defendants reSec. 2. And be it further enacted, That defendants residing viding the said disa in said northern district shall not be sued in the circuit court held sued in circuit at Jackson, except in the cases and in the mode prescribed by excepe, &c. the fourth section of the act to which this is an amendment. wriis of error,

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all appeals and writs of error from from the decisions of the said district court, ercising circuit

? court powers when exercising the powers of a circuit court, shall be directly shall be to suto the Supreme Court of the United States, in the same manner States.

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now allowed by law from the circuit court. The marshal for Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Marshal of the brielse ver Missis: several districts in the State of Mississippi, in addition to the sevesippi, in addition ral sale days now allowed by law, may be authorized to sell pronow allowed by perty at the court-house of each county on Monday of each law, authorized to sell property week, and on the first and second days of each term of the disdays.

trict court; and that he may, at the written request of the defendant, change the sale of property to the place where the United States court for his district is holden: Provided, in the opinion of the Marshal, the interest of the plaintiff would not be compromitted thereby. Approved, February 16th, 1839.

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CHAP. 28. An ACT making an appropriation for the support of the penitentiary in

the District of Columbia. (Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asIn addition to sembled, That in addition to the unexpended balance of approthen unexpenled priations of eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, now subject to balance of appro. Po priations or 1837, the order of the inspectors, there shall be, and hereby is, approthe order of the priated, for the support of the penitentiary for the District of Co40, is appropria lumbia, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and for

di the payment of claims not settled, as follows: For pay of offiby this act, under cers and agents; for repairs to buildings ; for purchase of raw the bourd of in materials; for rations, clothing, beds, and bedding of prisoners; spectors.

for purchase of fuel ; for purchase of hospital stores and medicines; for purchase of books and stationary; for purchase of horse food; for allowance to dicharged convicts; for pay of the inspectors for the years eighteen hundred and twenty-nine and eighteen hundred and thirty; for compensation to the secretary to the board of inspectors, from the date of his appointment, at two hundred dollars per annum, for keeping the books, records, and papers of the inspectors, as required by law; and for other contingent expenses of the institution, the sum of eight thousand six hundred and eighty-nine dollars, and forty cents; to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and to be expended under the direction of the board of inspectors.

Approved, February 16th, 1839.

CHAP. 29. An ACT for the relief of the securities of Elias T. Langham, late

surveyor of public lands for the States of Missouri and Ilinois.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of RepreLawful for R. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. Graham and J. O'Fallon and sembled, That it shall and may be lawful for Richard Graham others, focurities and John O'Fallon and others, securities of Elias T. Langham, ham, to settle the late surveyor of public lands for the States of Missouri and accounts of said Langham before Illinois, to settle the accounts of the said Elias T. Langham becounting officers fore the proper accounting officers of the Treasury Department;

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said officers au

gurety bond, and

and the said officers shall be, and they hereby are, authorized to 1839. adjust with the securities of said Langham the amount to be of the Treasury, paid on the surety bond according to equity and justice, and;

thorized to adjust upon such evidence as they may be able to produce which will with said securi, satisfy such officers as to the credits which onght to be allowed ; to be paid on the and that in the mean time, without releasing said securities, the in the meantime, suit against them be suspended : Provided, They immediately commence the settlement of said accounts, and continue the sei- suspend she suit tlement thereof, until the same may be completed, without any Proviso. unnecessary or unreasonable delay.

Approved, February 16th, 1839.

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CHAP. 30. An ACT to prohibit the giving or accepting, within the District of Co

lumbia, of a challenge to fight a duel, and for the punishment thereof. [Sec. 1. ] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stutes of America in Congress as-challenging ano

ther, or sending sembled, That if any person shall, in the District of Columbia, or delivering å challenge another to fight a duel, or shall send or deliver any challenge, or ha written or verbal message, purporting or intended to be such lenge, or knowchallenge, or shall accept any such challenge or message, or delivering a chal. shall knowingly carry or deliver any such challenge or message, ingly carrying or shall knowingly carry or deliver an acceptance of such chal- acceslauces of lenge or message to fight a duel in or out of the said District, a challenge,...to and such duel shall be fought in or out of the said District, and wherein either of either of the parties thereto shall be slain or mortally wounded slain or morally in such duel, the surviving party to such duel, and every person with all others carrying or delivering such challenge or message, or acceptance there De

aiding or abeling of such challenge or message as aforesaid, and all others aiding deemed guilty of

selony, and upon or abetting therein, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and upon conviction, puconviction thereof, in any court competent to the trial thereof, in onment and conthe said District, shall be punished by imprisonment and con- liber, com finement to hard labor in the penitentiary, for a term not exceeding ten ceeding ten years, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall Any person, give or send, or cause to be given or sent, to any person in ing," the District of Columbia, any challenge to fight a duel, or to engage in single combat with any deadly or dangerous instru- accepting a chal. ment or weapon whatever, or if any person in said District shall the nearer of

challenge, and accept any challenge to fight a duel, or to engage in single com-all ockens' aiding bat with any deadly or dangerous instrument or weapon what-in shall be deemeever, or shall be the bearer of any such challenge, every person ed guilty of a high

crime and misde so giving or sending, or causing to be given or sent, or accepting meanor, and on such challenge or being the bearer thereof, and every person nished by impriaiding or abetting in the giving, sending, or accepting such chal- inement w bard lenge, shall be deemed guilty of a high crime and misdemeanor, labor, for not ex. and on conviction thereof in any court competent to try the same in the said District, shall be punished by imprisonment and confinement to hard labor in the penitentiary, for a term not exceeding five years, in the discretion of the court.

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