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This is all that is finished; the whole length of the road from Piermont to Dunkirk is about 450 miles. The total length of the New York roads, now in operation, is 758
The costs, &c. of this road are included in the aggregate of the Western Railroad, to which it belongs.
§ For 1845; no returns for these roads in 1846.
† This road was sold, in 1846, to the State for $60,000, and it is now leased to the trustees of the town of Portsmouth.
From December 1, 1845, to September 22, 1846, when the road was sold by the State. § From December 1, 1845, to October 22, 1846, when the road was sold by the State.
XXX. TITLES AND ABSTRACTS OF THE PUBLIC LAWS,
PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE 29TH CONGRESS.
To collect statistics of Indian Tribes and for expenses under
For relief of sundry individuals,
No. 1. An Act for the admission of the State of Iowa into the Union. The Territory of Iowa having complied with the requisitions of the Act entitled "An Act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida, &c." approved March 3, A.D. 1845, and with an Act entitled "an Act to define the boundaries of the State of Iowa, &c.," approved Aug, 4, 1846, - is admitted, as a State, into the Union. The provisions of "An Act supplemental to an act for the admission of the States of Iowa and Florida, &c.' approved March 3, 1845, are still applicable to the State of Iowa. Dec. 28, 1846.
No. 2. An Act to encourage enlistments in the regular army. During the continuance of the Mexican war, the term of service of the recruits shall be "during the war," or for five years, unless sooner discharged, at the option of the recruit. Every able-bodied man so enlisted, for the artillery or infantry, shall be paid twelve dollars bounty, six on enlisting, and six on joining his regiment for duty. Jan. 12, 1846.
No. 3. An Act declaring the assent of Congress to certain States to impose a tax upon all lands hereafter sold by the United States therein, from and after the day of such sale. The above power is given to all States admitted into the Union prior to April 24, A.D. 1820, provided lands belonging to nonresident proprietors be not taxed higher than lands of residents. Jan. 26, 1847.
No. 4. An Act authorizing the issue of Treasury notes, a loan, and for other purposes. The President is authorized to cause an issue of Treasury notes, not exceeding twenty-three millions of dollars, of denominations not less than $50, payable at periods of one and two years; after which time they shall bear such interest, not exceeding six per cent., as the Secretary of the Treasury, with the advice of the President, shall determine; such interest to cease after sixty days' notice given by the Secretary of the Treasury, in one of the principal papers published at Washington, of a readiness to redeem them. The reimbursement shall be made at the Treasury, of principal and interest, for which the faith of the United States is pledged. These notes shall be signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the Register, who shall keep accounts of the same, to be preserved in the Treasury, and similar accounts of all notes redeemed; and the Treasurer shall also account quarterly for all notes delivered to him for signature or issue by the Register. The employment of not more than five additional clerks, at a salary not exceeding $1200 per annum, is authorized. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized, with the President's consent, to pay such public creditors with Treasury notes as may be willing to receive them at par, and to borrow, on the credit of these notes, such sums as the President may think expedient, provided they be not exchanged for less than the par value. The notes shall be assignable by endorsement and delivery. They shall be receivable at par in discharge of all debts, taxes, and duties due the United States. And every public officer receiving such
notes in payment of such debts, shall require the holder to endorse thereon a receipt, stating his name and the amount received by him, and shall enter all the items on a book to be produced at the Treasury. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to redeem the notes at the times specified, and to apply any unappropriated money in the treasury thereto. Counterfeiting treasury notes or uttering, &c., counterfeited notes, having in possession plates and materials therefor, is made felony, punishable by imprisonment for not less than three nor more than ten years, and by fine not exceeding $5,000. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to give general instructions to the receivers of public money, as to the custody, return, and cancelling of the notes, and as to their accounts therefor. New notes may be issued, in place of those redeemed, provided the total do not exceed, $23,000,000. Holders of notes may present them at the treasury, or to authorized officers, and receive instead certificates of funded six per cent. stock, transferable on the treasury books, and redeemable after Dec. 31, A.D. 1867; and any notes, issued under previous acts, or hereafter issued under this act, may be converted into funded stock, in like manner. The time for issuing Treasury notes, under the Act of July 22d, A.D. 1846, is extended to the time mentioned in this act, on the same terms and conditions, provided the said issue do not exceed $5,000,000. The President, may, at his discretion, instead of Treasury notes, create funded stock, paying not more than six per cent., and not to be sold under par; redeemable after Dec. 31, 1867; interest payable semi-annually, on Jan. 1st and July 1st. The proceeds of the sales of the public lands are pledged for the redemption of this stock; and all such proceeds, after January 1, 1848, shall be applied first, to pay the interest, and second, to buy up the stock at not more than the par value. $20,000 is appropriated to the expense of issuing the notes; but no salaried officer shall be paid for his services in signing, &c. the notes. The Secretary of the Treasury shall publish a monthly statement of the Treasury notes issued or redeemed by virtue of this act; and the power of the President to issue such notes shall cease on the ratification of a treaty with Mexico. The Secretary of the Treasury shall report to Congress, at the commencement of each session, the amount of notes issued, the amount redeemed, and in what manner; the amount purchased, of whom, and at what time; the amount re-issued, in lieu of what redemption, and the date of such re-issue. Jan. 28, 1847.
No. 5. An Act to provide for the establishment of additional post routes in the State of Texas. Feb. 2, 1847.
No. 6. An Act to raise for a limited time an additional military force, and for other purposes, adds to the present military establishment, during the war with Mexico, one regiment of dragoons and nine of infantry, of the same number of officers and men, and with the same pay and rations, as in the present regiments. The President has the exclusive right to appoint all commissioned officers, below the rank of field officers, not appointed during