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Power and ju. Sec 2. And be it further enacted, That the power and risdiction cease ; at end of two jurisdiction given by this act, to the Commissioner of the Genyears. eral Land Office shall cease and determine, at the expiration of Commissioners two years from the passage thereof; and such Commissioner to report list of be, and he is hereby, directed to report to Congress at the first adjudications lo Congress. session after the said adjudications shall have been made, a list of the same, and under such classes as he
deem necessary, and of the principles upon which such class was determined. Decisions to be Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Commisarranged into classes.
sioner sball arrange his decisions into two classes: the first class to embrace all such cases of equity as may be finally confirmed by the board aforesaid, and the second class to embrace all such
cases as the board reject and decide to be invalid. Patents to issue Sec. 4. And be ii further enacted, That for all lands covfor lands in the ered by entries or sales which are placed in the first class, lands in second patents shall issue to the claimants; and all lands embraced by class to rovert entries or sales placed in the second class shall ipso facto revert
to, and become part of, the public domain. Commissioner Sec. 5. And be il further enacted, That it shall and may to order into be lawful for the Commissioner of the General Land Office to
of second class. order into market, after due notice, without the formality and
expense of a proclamation of the President, all lands of the second class, though heretofore unproclaimed and unoffered, and such other isolated or disconnected tracts or parcels of unoffered lands, which, in his judgment, it would be proper to expose to sale in like manner: Provided, That public notice of at least thirty days shall be given by the land officers of the district in which such lands may be situated; pursuant to the directions of the Commissioner aforesaid.
Approved, August 3d, 1846.
CHAP. 79-AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Pierre
Menard, Josiah T Betts. Jacob Feaman, and Edmund Roberts, of the State of Illinois, sureties of Felix St. Vrain, late Indian agent, deceased.
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.
sentatives of the United States of America' in Congre 8: as-, 8422 40 due i sembled, That there be refunded to the legal representatives of with interest, to Pierre Menard, Josiah T. Betts, Jacob Feaman, and Edinand be refunded. Roberts, sureties of Felix St. Vrain, late Indian agent, and
now deceased, the sum of four hundred and twenty-seven dol-
wise appropropriated ; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby required to pay the said sums of inoney and interest to the above-named persons, in the same proportions and amounts as they severally paid towards the satisfaction and discharge of said judgment, to be ascertained by him in such manner as he may direct.
Approved, August 3, 1846.
CHAP. 80.-AN ACT for the relief of John Keith, of New York.
(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 War be directed to place the To be placed on name of John Keith, of Madison county, New York, on the the
ary pension rolli roll of revolutionary pensioners, under the act of the seventh of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and allow him à pension for six months service, as a private, in pursuance of said act.
Approved, August 3, 1846.
CHAP. 81.-AN ACT for the relief of John Chasseaud, the consul of the
United States for Syria and Palestine.
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That it shall be lawful for the Secretary of the amount due for Treasury of the United States to pay to John Chasseaud, con- salary, to be sul of the United States for Syria and Palestine, whatever amount there may be due said Chasseaud for salary while acting as consul aforesaid, and which the Secretary of the Treasury has no authority in law to pay, in consequence of a failure on the part of said Chasseaud to furnish ihe Department of State with the bond and two sureties required by law, although he performed the duties of consul, and was recog. nised as such by the Government of the United States.
Approved, August 3, 1946.
CHAP. 82.-AN ACT to define the boundaries of the State of Iowa, and to
repeal so much of the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, as relates to the boundaries of lowa.
(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following shall be, and they are hereby de- Boundaries de clared to be, the boundaries of the State of Iowa, in lieu of clared. those prescribed by the second section of the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, entitled “ An act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida into the Union,"
viz: Beginning in the middle of the main channel of tho Mississippi river, at a point due east of the middle of the mouth of the main channel of the Des Moines river; thence, up the middle of the main channel of the said Des Moines river, to a point on said river where the northern boundary line of the State of Missouri, as established by the constitution of that State, adopted June twelfth, eighteen hundred and twenty, crosses the said middle of the main channel of the said Des Moines river; thence, westwardly, along the said northern boundary line of the State of Missouri, as established at the time aforesaid, until an extension of said line intersect the mid. dle of the main channel of the Missouri river; thence, up the middle of the main channel of the said Missouri river, to a point opposite the middle of the main channel of the Big Sioux river, according to Nicollet's map; thence, up the main channel of the said Big Sioux river, according to said map, until it is intersected by the parallel of forty-three degrees and thirty min. utes north latitude ; thence east, along said parallel of forty: three degrees and thirty minutes, until said parallel intersect the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river; thence, down the middle of the main channel of said Mississippi riser,
to the place of beginning. Question in Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the question which controversy bez has heretofore been the subject matter of controversy and disand lowa refor- pule between the State of Missouri and the Territory of Iowa, preme Court." respecting the precise location of the northern boundary line of
the State of Missouri, shall be, and the same is hereby, referred to the Supreme Court of the United States for adjudication and settlement, in accordance with the act of the Legislature of Missouri, approved March twenty-five, eighieen hundred and forty-five, and the memorial of the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Iowa, approved January seventeen, eighteen hundred and forty-six, by which both parties have agreed to “ the commencement and speedy determination of such suit as may be necessary to procure a final decision by
the Supreme Court of the United States upon the true location Supreme Court of the northern boundary of that State;" and the said Supreme power and au. Court is hereby invested with all the power and authoriiy neihority necessa- cessary to the performance of the duty imposed by this section. be entitled
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, until the next w 2 representa.census and apportionment shall be made, the State of Iowa
shall be entitled to two Representatives in the House of Rep
resentatives of the United States. Repeal of so Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the much of the act act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, enas is inconsis: titled “ An act for the admission of the States of Iowa and tent here with. Florida into the Union,"* relating to the said State of Iowa, as Gesce vol. 10, P. is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, be and the same
is hereby repealed.
Approved, August 4, 1846.
CHAP: 83.-AN ACT for the relief of James Low. (SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as sembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, Pension of $6
per month aldirected to place the name of James Low on the pension roll of lowed him. invalid pensioners, at the rate of six dollars per month, com. mencing on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six.
Approved, August 4, 1546.
CHAP. 84.-AN ACT to establish a warehousing system, and to amend an
act entitled " An act to provide revenue from imports, and to change and modify existing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes."
(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the twelfth section of the act entitled “ An act 10 Section 12 of
act of Aug. 30, provide revenue from imports, and to change and modify exist. 1842, amended! ing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved the thirtieth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty two,* is hereby amended so as hereafıer io read as See vol. 10, p.
364. follows:-(SEC. 12.) And be it further enacted, That, on and Duties to be after the day this act goes into operation, the duties on all import- paid in cash. ed goods, wares, or merchandise shall be paid in cash: Provided, Proviso. That in all cases of failure or neglect to pay the duties within the period allowed by law to the importer to make entry there. of, or whenever the owner, importer, or consignce shall make entry for warehousing the same, in writing, in such form and supported by such proof as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, the said goods, wares, or merchandise shall be taken possession of by the collector, and deposited in the public stores, or in other stores to be agreed on by the collector or chief revenue officer of the port and the importer, owner, or consignee, the said stores to be secured in the manner provided for by the first section of the act of the twentieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, entitled “ An act providing for the deposite of wines and distilled spirits in public warehouses, and for other purposes,"* there to be kept with due *See vol. 6, p. and reasonable care, at the charge and risk of the owner, im. porter, consignee, or agent, and subject at all times to their order, upon payment of the proper duties and expenses, to be as. certained on due entry thereof for warehousing, and to be secured by a bond of the owner, importer, or consignee, with surety or su reties, to the satisfaction of the collector, in double the amount of the said duties, and in such form as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe: Provided, That no mercban- Proviso aise shall be withdrawn from any warehouse in which it may be deposited, in a less quantity than in an entire package, bale,
cask, or box, unless in bulk ; nor shall merchandise so imported in bulk be delivered, except in the whole quantity of each
parcel, or in a quantity not less than one ton weight, unless Collector to per. by special authority of the Secretary of the Treasury. And mit goods to be in case the owner, importer, consignee, or agent of any goods exportation in on which the duties have not been paid, shall give to the col
lector satisfactory security that the said goods shall be landed out of the jurisdiction of the United States, in the manner now required by existing laws relating to exportations for the benefit of drawback, the collector and naval officer, if any, on an entry to re-export the same, shall, upon payment of the appropriate expenses, permit the said goods, under the inspection of
the proper officers, to be shipped without the payment of any Goods remain. duties thereon. And in case any goods, wares, or merchandise, yond one year deposited as aforesaid, shall remain in public store beyond one to be appraised year, without payment of the duties and charges thereon, then
said goods, wares, or merchandise shall be appraised by the ap. praisers of the United States, if there be any at such port, and if none, then by two merchants to be designated and sworn by the collector for that purpose, and sold by the collector at public auction, on due public notice thereof being first given, in
the manner and for the time to be prescribed by a general reguTreasury De. lation of the Treasury Department; and at said public sale, partment to pre: distinct printed catalogues descriptive of said goods, with the tions, &c for appraised value affixed thereto, shall be distributed among the such sales.
persons present at said sale; and a reasonable opportunity shall
be given before such sale, to persons desirous of purchasing, 10
, deducting char! inspect the quality of such goods; and the proceeds of said sales, ges, to be paid after deducting the usual rate of storage at the port in question,
the with all other charges and expenses, including duties, shall be owner, &c.
paid over to the owner, importer, consignee, or agent, and proper receipts taken for the same : Provided, That the overplus, if any there be, of the proceeds of such sales, after the payment of storage, charges, expenses, and duties as aforesaid, remaining inclaimed for the space of ten days after such sales, shall be paid by the collector into the Treasury of the United States ; and the said collector shall transmit to the Treasury Department, with the said overplus, a copy of the inventory, appraisement, and account of sales, specifying the marks, numbers, and descriptions of the packages sold, their contents, and appraised value, the name of the vessel and master in which, and of the port or place whence they were imporied, and the time when, and the name of the person or persons to whom said goods were consigned in the manifest, and the duties and charges to which the several consignments were respectively subject; and the re. ceipt or certificate of the collector shall exonerate the master or person having charge or command of any ship or vessel, in which said goods, wares, or merchandise were imported, from all claim of the owner or owners thereof, who shall, nevertheless, on due proof of their interest, be entitled to receive from the treasury the amount of any overplus paid into the same under the pro