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AN ACT for the relief of Joseph Shaw. from the twentieth day of March, in the year one thot Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and he sand eight bundred and sixteen, be henceforth held, and hereby is, directed to cause Joseph Shaw, a Revolutionary taken to have been, and to be, a security only for the pay. Pensioner of the United States, to be paid at the rate of ment, to ihe United States, of the sum of pine hundred eight dollars per month, from the tenth day of April
, one and fifty-four dollars and eighty-three cents, with interest thousand eight bundred and eighteen, (the date of his first thereon from the first day of January, one thousand eight declaration under the act, entitled, “ An act to provide for hundred and nineteen, and the costs of said judgment; certain persons engaged in the land and paval service of and, also, as security for all such soms of money as may the United States in the Revolutionary War," approved rightfully, hereafter, be paid at the Treasury, in discharge the eighteenth of March, one thousand eight hundred and of balances due the fourth regiment of Virginia militia, to eighteen,) up to the eleventh day of October, one thousand pay wbich the fands were placed in the hands of William eight hundred and twenty-seven, the day on which bis Estes, paymaster to that regiment, and for whose default pension was allowed to commence under the regulations the judgment aforesaid was rendered against the defendof the Department of War.
ants as his sureties. Approved, May 28, 1830.
SEC. 2. · And be it further enacted, That whepsoever
any payment or payments sball bereafter be made by the AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Baptiste Le- Treasury Department which rugbt to have been made Gendre.
by the said William Estes, out of the money placed in his Be it enacted, &c. That the heirs of Baptiste Le Gendre bands for the payment of balances due the fourth regibe, and they are hereby, confirmed in their claim to six ment Virginia militia, of which he was paymaster, that arpents of land in front, by forty in depth, situated on tbe the United States shall and may, froin time to time, have river Mississippi, in the parish of West Baton Rouge, and writs of scire facias, on the judgment aforesaid, against bounded above by lands of Jean Baptiste Tuillier, and the defendants, their executors, or administrators, to have below by land of Ivon Le Gendre; and the Commissioner execution for the sums so paid, with interest from the of the General Land Office, upon being presented with a times of payment until the whole amount of said judgplat and survey of the said land, regularly made by com- ment shall be levied and paid. petent authority, shall issue to the petitioners a patent Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That, whatever de therefor: Provided, That this act shall amount only mand of payment shall hereafter be made at the Treasury to a relinquishment on the part of the United States, Department, by any of those who were entitled to be paid and shall, in no manner, affect the rights of third persons, out of the funds so held by William Estes, payment of or claims derived from the U. States by donation or such demand shall bo suspended, until notice thereof be purchase.
given to the defendants, or such of them as may after Approved, May 28, 1830.
wards be proceeded against, and time allowed to investi
gate the justice of the clain at the said Department, and AN ACT for the relief of Francois Isidore Tuiller. not elsewhere. Be it enacted, &c. That Francois Isidore Tuillier be, Approved, May 28, 1830. and he is hereby, confirmed in his claim to a tract of land of six arpents in front, by forty in depth, situated on the AN ACT for the relief of Judah Alden. river Mississippi, in the parish of West Baton Rouge, and State of Louisiana, bounded above by lands of Joseph he is hereby authorized and directed, to issue a duplicate
Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and Grand, and below by lands of J. Charles Tuillier, and containing two hundred and forty superficial arpents equal
military bounty land warrant to Judah Alden, a Captain to two hundred and two acres and forty-two one hun in the second Massachusetts regiment, in the army of the dredths ; and that the Commissioner of the General Land Revolution, for three hundred acres of land; the original Office, upon the presentation of a plat and survey of the warrant, vumber twelve, having been lost or mislaid. same, regularly made by competent authority, shall issue
Approved, May 28, 1830. a patent therefor, to the said Francois Isidore Tuillier : Provided, That this act shall amount only to a relinquish-! AN ACT for the relief of the heirs or legal representment on the part of the United States, and shall not
atives of Joseph Falconer, deceased. affect, in any manner, the rights of third persons, or Be it enacted, dc. That the proper accounting officers claims derived from thc United States by donation or of the Treasury Department be authorized to audit and purchase.
settle the claim of Joseph Falconer, an officer of be ReApproved, May 28, 1830.
volution, formerly of Philadelphia, deceased, on account of
two several loan office certificates, issued April twenty: AN ACT for the relief of Peter Gasney. first, one thousand seven huodred and seventy-eight, to and Be it enacted, &c. That the Sepretary of the Treasury in the name of John Cox; namely, one for the sum of one pay out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise ap- thousand dollars, and numbered thirty-five, and one for the propriated, the sum of fifty dollars, to Peter Gasney, a sum of six hundred dollars, and numbered two thousand mounted volunteer soldier in the campaign under Gov. Dine hundred and ninety-seven ; and to ascertain the true Sbelby, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thir. specie value of the same, exclusive of interest, which certeen, for the loss of his horee, in consequence of his baving tificates are alleged to have been lost, and appear by the been dismounted and separated froin him.
books of the Treasury to be outstanding and unpaid, and Approved, May 28, 1830.
that the amount so ascertained as aforesaid, be paid to the
heirs or legal representatives of the said "Joseph Falconer, AN ACT for the relief of John Cooper, William Saunders or either of them, duly authorised and empowered to reand William R. Porter.
ceive the same, out of any money in the Treasury not othBe it enacted, &c. That a judgment obtained by the erwise appropriated : Provided, That the person or perUnited States against Joho Cooper, William Saunders, sons receiving the amount aforesaid, shall
' first execute, and William R. Porter, in the Circuit Court of the United end veliver to the Comptroller of the Treasury, a bond of States for the fifth Circuit and Virginia district, on the indemnity in double the amount of the sum to be paid, fifth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hun- with sufficient security, as the said Comptroller shall di dred and twenty-four, for the sum of five thousand rect and approve. and thirty dollars and seventy-one cents, with interest | Approved, May 28, 1830.
AN ACT for the relief Wilkins Tannebill. regularly made by competent authority, shall issue a paBe it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Treasury tent therefor: Provided, That this act sball amount only pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap- to a relinquisbment on the part of the United States, and i propriated, to Wilkins Tannehill, the sum of four bud- sball, io po mapper, affect the rights of third persons, or
dred and twenty-one dollars and twenty cents, the amount any claim derived from the United States, either by donaI of two accounts, one in favor of Erasmus Chapman, and tion or purchase.
the other in favor of Robert H. Boon, for services per Approved : May 28, 1830. formed for the United States, during the late war, with
their teams and wagons, of which the said Tappebill is the AN ACT to confirm certain claims to lands in the DisI owner by assignment.
trict of Jackson Court House, in the State of MissisApproved : May 28, 1830.
Be it enacted, &c. That all the claims to lands reported AN ACT for the relief of John H. Wendal, a Captain in by the Register and Receiver of the Land Office for the the Revolutionary War.
District of Jackson Court House, in the State of MissisBe it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of War be, and sippi, under the provisions of the act of Congress, approvhe is hereby, authorized and required to place the name ed on the twenty-fourth day of May, one thousand eight of John H. Wendal upon the list of Revolutionary pen- bundred and twenty-eight, entitled “An act supplemensioners, and to pay him at the rate of forty dollars a tary to the several acts providing for the adjustment of month, during his naturul life.
land claims in the State of Mississippi,” as founded on Approved : May 28, 1830.
any order of survey, requette, permission to settle, or
other written evidence of claim derived from the Spanish AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of authorities, which ought, in the opinion of the said ReJames Davenport, deceased.
gister and Receiver, to be confirmed, and which, by the Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accoi atin ; ufficer said reports, appear to be derived from the Spanish Goof the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized aud requir-vernment prior to the twentieth of December, one thoued to pay to the legal representatives of James Davenport, sand eight bundred and three, and the land claimed to deceased, late an invalid pensioner of the U. States, out of have been cultivated and inhabited on or before that day, any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, shall be confirmed in the same manner as if the title bad the pension allowed to tbe said James Davenport, from been completed : Provided, That, in all such claims, the fourth of September, eighteen hundred and eighteen, where the plat and certificate of survey, made prior to the when he received his last payment, until the time of his fifteenth day of April
, one thousand eight hundred and death.
thirteen, under the auibority of the Spanish Government, Approved : May 28, 1830.
in pursuance of such claim, bas not been filed with the
said Register and Receiver, such claim shall not be con-. AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Jean Marie Tra- firmed to any one person for more than twelve hundred baud, deceased.
and eighty acres; and that for all the other claims comBe it enacted, &c., That the heirs of Jean Marie Tra- prised in the reports as aforesaid, and wbich ought, in the band, deceased, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed opinion of the Register and Receiver, to be confirmed, in their claim to six arpents front by forty in depth, on the claimant to such land shall be entitled to a grant the river Mississippi, in the parish of West Baton Rouge, therefor, as a dodation, not to exceed twelve buudred and bounded above by Joseph Tuillier, and below by lands eighty acres to any one person: And provided also, That of Baptiste Guedry. The same to be located agreeably the claim of the representatives of Louis Boisdore, numto a plot of survey made by Ephraim Davidson, by order bered four, in report numbered three, shall not be conof the Surveyor of the lands of the United States, on the firmed to more than twelve bundred and eighty acres ; pinth day of March, one thousand eihgt hundred and six, and all the confirmations of the said incomplete titles and and the Coromissioner of the General Land Office upon a grants of donations, hereby provided to be made, shall eurvey of the same as aforesaid, duly executed by compe- amount only to a relinquishment forever, on the part of tent authority, shall issue a patent therefor: Provided, the United States, of any claim whatever to the tract of That this act shall only amount to a relinquisbment of the land so confirmed or granted, without prejudice to the inright of the United States, and shall, in no manner, affect terests of third persons. the right of third persons, or claims derived from the United Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every person, or States by purchase or donation.
his or her legal representatives, whose claim is embraced Approved : May 28, 1830.
by the said Register and Receiver, in their reports, num
bers five, six, and seven, of actual settlers, or their legal AN ACT for the relief of Michael Lewis. representatives, not having any written evidence of claim, Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of the Treasury sball, where it appears by the said reports that the land be, and he bereby is, autborized and directed to pay to claimed or settled on bad been actually inbabited and culMichael Lewis, or his legal representatives, out of any tivated by such person, or persons, in whose right the same money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the is claimed, on or before the fifteenth day of April, one sum of three hundred and eighty dollars, as a compensa- thousand eight hundred and thirteen, be entitled to a grant tion in full for his services as pilot on board the U. States for the land so claimed or settled on, as a donation : Proschooner Vixen, in the year one thousand eight bundred vided, That not more than one tract shall be granted to and thirteen, and subsequent detention as a prisoner of any one person, and the same shall not exceed six hundred
and forty acres, to include bis or her improvements, and to Approved : May 28, 1830.
be bounded by sectional or divisional lines; and that no
lands shall be thus granted, which are claimed or recogAN ACT for the relief of Alexander Fridge. dized by the preceding sectiou. Be it enacted, dc. That Alexander Fridge be, and he Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That every person, is bereby, confirmed in his claim to six hundred and forty or his or her legal representatives, comprised in the aforeacres of land, on which he now resides, in the parish of said reports of actual settlers, not having any written East Baton Rouge, in the State of Louisiana, as a dona- evidence of claim, who, on the third day of March, tion; and the Commissioners of the General Land Office, thousand eight bundred and nineteen, did, as appears by upon the presentation of a plat and survey of said land, I those reports, actually inhabit and cultivate a tract of
21st Cong. 1st Sess.]
Laws of the United States. land in said district, not claimed under any written evi- dred dollars, and of the Western Distriet of Pennsylvania dence of title legally derived from the French, British, or one thousand eight hundred dollars; to be paid at the Spanish Governments, or granted as a donation, shall be Treasury of the United States, in quarterly payments. entitled to become the purchaser of the quarter section, Approved : May 29, 1830. or two-eighths of any section on which the improvements may be, and including the same, at the same price for
AN AOT for the relief of Jobo Moffitt. wbicb other public lands are sold at private sale : Provided, That the same shall be entered with the Register of
Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers the Land Office, within the term of two years, or before, of the Treasury Department be, and they are bereby, auif the same shall be offered at public sale: And provided, thorized and directed to settle and ascertain the value of a also, That, where any such person is settled on, and has Continental Land Office certificate, number one hundred improved any school lands, in said district, such person and four, issued in favor of John Moffitt, by the Commisshall be governed by the provisions of the fourth section sioner of Loans of the State of South Carolina; and that of the act, approved on the twenty-second day of April
, the sum found to be due on the said certificate (exclusive oue thousand eight bundred and twenty-six, entitled * An of interest) be paid to the said Moffitt, out of any moneys act giving the right of pre-emption, in tho purchase of in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated. lauds, to certain settlers in the States of Alabama, Missis Approved : May 28, 1830. sippi, and Territory of Florida."
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Register and AN ACT for the relief of Alexander Montgomery, John Receiver of the said district shall possess the same powers, H. Watts, and the administrators of Jobp Wilson, deand perform the same duties, in relation to the claims con ceased. firmed by this act, as are given to, and required of them, Be it enacted, & That John H. Watts, of the State of by the Act of Congress of the eighth of May, one thousand Alabama, be, and he is hereby, authorized to relinquish to eight bundred and twenty-two, entitled “ An act, supple- the United States, in such manner as the Commissioner of mentary to the several acts for adjusting the claims and the General Land Office may prescribe, the patent heretotitles to lands, and establishing Land Offices, in the dis- fore issued in his favor, for East half of the North-east trict East of the Island of New Orleans."
quarter of section twenty-one, in township ten, of range Approved : May 28, 1880.
twelve, in the Cababa district; and, upon the execution of
Buch relinquishment, the moneys heretofore paid upon the AN ACT increasing the Terms of the Judicial Courts of said East half of the North-east quarter, shall be applied
the United States for the Southern District of New to the payment of the West half of the same quarter, and York, and adding to the compensation of several Dis- the said Commissioner sball cause a patent to be granted trict Judges of the United States.
therefor. Be it enacted, &c. That hereafter there shall be held
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, whenever Alexmontbly, in the city of New York, a Session of the Dis
: ander Montgomery, of the State of Ohio, shall produce trict Court of the United States for the Southern District to the Commissioner of the General Land Office, satisfacof New York, to commence on the first Tuesday, of each lory evidence that he has paid to the United States the month, and be held in the manner now provided by law sum of one hundred and bfty-four dollars and seventy for holding the stated terms of the said Court.
seven cents, on account of the Southwest quarter of secSec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, hereafter, there tion twenty, in township seventeen, of range eighteen, shall be held, annually, in the city of New York, two ade in the Chilicothe Land district, the said Commissioner be, ditional Sessions of the Circuit Court of the U. States, for and he is hereby, authorized to cause a patent to be is the said district, for the trial of criminal causes, and suits sued for the sume, in favor of the said Ålexander Montin equity, to commence on the last Monday in February, Igomery. and the last Monday of July! And further, That the said Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the administraCourt may, at) its discretion, direct Special Sessions tor and administratix of the estate of John Wilson, of Ohio, thereof to be held in the said city, for the trial of crimi: be, and they are hereby, authorized to relinquish to the dal causes or suits in equity : which said additional and United States, the West balf of Southwest quarter of special sessions may be held by the said District Judge section
thirteen, in township
in the alone.
Chillicothe Land District, and apply the amount heretoSea. 3. And be it further enacted, That, hereafter, the fore paid thereon towards the payinent of the East half of District Judge for the Southern District of New York the same quarter; and upon payment in full being made shall reside in the city of New York; and there shall be for the said East half in cash, at a discount of thirty. allowed the said Judge the yearly compensation of thirty-seven and a half per cent, the Commissioner of the Gefive hundred dollars, to be paid at the Treasury of the neral Land Office shall cause a patent to be issued for that United States, in quarterly payments; to the Judge of tract. the Northern District of New York the sum of two thou
Approved : May 28, 1830. sand dollars, and to the Judge for the District of Connecticut one thousand five hundred dollars. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, hereafter, there
AN ACT for the relief of William Tipton. shall be allowed the District Judges of the United States Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officer for the Districts of Massachusetts, Sonth Carolina, Geor- of the Treasury Department be, and he is hereby, authogia, Alabama, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, rized and required to pay to William Tipton, the sum of each, the yearly compensation of two thousand five hun- one thousand one hundred and forty dollars, out of any dred dollars ; and to the District Judges of the following money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated ; that Districts, respectively, the yearly compensation follow- sum being the amount of the arrears of pension due bim ing: to the District Judge of North Carolina two thou- from the United States, as an invalid pensioner, from sand dollars, of Maine one thousand eight hundred dol- the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred lars, of Rhode Island one thousand five hundred dollars, and eighty-four, at which time the payment of his per: of Delaware one thousand five hundred dollars, of Mary- siod ceased, until the first day of January, one thousand land two thousand dollars, of New Jersey one thousand eight hundred and three, when he was restored to the petåve hundred dollars, of Vermont one thousand two bun-sion roll.
Approved : May 28, 1830.
AN ACT for the relief of General Simon Kenton.
AN ACT for the relief of Stephen Olney. Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of War be, and is Be it enacted, &c. That the benefits of the provisions of hereby, authorized and required to place General Simon the act, entitled “ An act for the relief of certain surviving Kenton upon the list of Revolutionary pensioners, and to officers and soldiers of the Army of the Revolution,” passed pay him at the rate of twenty dollars a month, to com- May the fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twentymence on the first day of January, one thousand eight hun eight, be extended to Stephen Olney, of Rbode Island,' a dred and twenty-nine.
captain in the Army of the Revolution, and that he be Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pension afore- paid and accounted with in the same manner as if he had said shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not already, at any time heretofore, since the passage of said otherwise appropriated, in the same manner that other act, complied with all the requisitions of the fourth secpensions are now paid.
tion thereof; to be paid out of any money in the Treasury Approved : May 28, 1880.
not otherwise appropriated.
Approved: May 28, 1830.
AN ACT for the relief of Wallace Robinson. Be it enacted, &c. That it shall be the duty of the Sec Be it enacted, &c. That Wallace Robinson be, and he is retary of the Navy, to pay to the person or persons who bereby authorized to surrender to the Register of the may be legally entitled to receive the same, or who may Land Office at St. Stephen's, Alabama, the patent which bave legally paid the same, the taxable costs decreed to issued to him on the twentieth day of October, one thoube paid by Alexander Claxton, a Master Commandant in sand eight hundred and twenty-three, for the west half of the Navy of the United States, in the suit prosecuted by the southwest quarter of section twenty-nine, in township him against the English merchant ship James Mitchell, in seventeen, of range one east, in the district east of Pearl the Superior Court of the District of East Florida ; and river, in said State; and that the said Wallace Robinson that a sum pot exceeding five thousand two huudred and be authorized, in lieu thereof, to enter with said Register sixty-four dollars and ninety-eight cents be, and the same the west half of the southwest quarter of section twentyhereby is appropriated for the purpose aforesaid, out of nine, in township seventeen, of range two east, in the same apy money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. district, for wbich & patent shall issue : Provided, That Sec
. 2. And be it further enacted, That the proper ac- the said last named half quarter section shall remain upcounting officers of the Treasury be, and they hereby sold and unappropriated, and that the said Wallace Roare, authorized and directed to audit and allow the ac- binson shall at the time of surrendering said patent for the counts of the said Alexander Claxton, for his reasonable first named balf-quarter section, file therewith a release of expenses, incurred by bim in and about the prosecution of all title to the same. his claim for salvage against the English merchant ship Approved : May 28, 1830. James Mitchell, in the Superior Court of the District of East Florida, so as that said expense8 shall not exceed AN ACT for the relief of Ann Brasbears, of Mississippi. eight hundred and sventy-two dollars and seventy-five
Be it enacted, &c. That upon a return of a plat and cents;
and that the amount of the said expenses, when certificate of survey, legally made, to the General Land ascertained, be paid to the said Alexander Claxton, out Office, a patent shall be issued to Ann Brashears, for of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. four hundred and eighty arpents of land, in the county of Approved, May 28, 1830.
Claiborne and State of Mississippi, on the north side of
the north fork of Bayou Pierre, being the residue of a AN AOT for the relief of Jacob Wilderman.
tract of eight hundred arpents surveyed for her under the Be it enacted, &c. That the proper accounting officers of Spanish Government, by one William Thomas, then Dethe Treasury Department cause to be paid to Jacob Wil- puty Surveyor for William Vausdan, Surveyor, after dederman, of the State of Ilinois, the sum of two hundred ducting therefrom the quantity of three hundred and and forty dollars, out of any money in the Treasury not twenty arpents, which has been confirmed to one Richard otherwise appropriated, in full for the balance of his pay as Sparks ; which survey of eight hundred arpents included a Mounted Ranger, in the Company of Captain Sbort, from the place called the White Lick Ground, and a camp near the sixteenth day of May, one thousand
eight hundred and the centre thereof, in which one Benjamin Foy once refifteen.
sided; Provided, however, that such patent shall convey Approved, May 28, 1830.
such title only as the United States now may have to it, and shall not include any land to which any other person
has a legal title; and shall not be issued until satisfactory AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of John Tuillier, evidence be laid before the Commissioner of the General deceased.
Land Office, that it does not include any land to which Be it enacted, &o.. That the heirs of John Tuillier, de any other person sets up a legal title. ceased, be, and they are hereby, confirmed in their claim Approved : May 28, 1880. to a tract of land situated on the West bank of the river Mississippi, in the parish of West Baton Rouge, contain- AN ACT for the relief of Vincent de Rivafigoli, and ing six arpents in front by forty in depth, and bounded
others. above by lands of Francois I. Tuillier, and below by lands Be it enacted, &c. That the Secretary of State be, Eand of Joseph Traban; said tract of land to be located accord. he is hereby, authorized and required to issue letters paing to a plat of survey made by Ephraim Davidson, on tent, in the usual form, to Vincent de Rivafinoli, for himthe sixth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and self, and as attorney in fact for Charles Harsleben and six; and the Commissioner of the General Land Office is William Davis, of the kingdom of Great Britain, as joint hereby required, upon the presentation and return of a inventors of a machine for facilitating the washing of survey of said land, so made by competent authority, to ores and alluvial soils, and the extraction of metallic subissue a patent therefor: Provided, That this act shall stances and precious stones from ores, earth, sand, or amount only to a relinquishment on the part of the United other matter in which they may be found, upon his makStates, and shall in no manner affect the rights of third ing oath that be verily believes that be, and the said persons, or claims derived from the United States by pur- Charles Harsleben and William Davis, are the true joint cbase or donation.
inventors and discoverers of the said machine, and upon Approved : May 28, 1830.
his complying with all the provisious of the several acts
of Congress relative to the issuing of letters patent for they, or a majority of them, shall båve agreed, they shall inventions, and improvements, except so far as the said report the result to the collector, and if their appraiseacts require, on the part of aliens, a residence of two ments shall not agree with that of the United States' apyears in the United States.
praisers, the collector sball decide between them. Approved : May 28, 1830.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the collectors
of the customs shall cause at least one package out of AN ACT for the relief of Abraham Brownson. every invoice, and one package at least out of every Be it enacted, &c. That the provisions of the act, entitled twenty packages of each' invoice, and a greater pumber “ An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and should be deem it necessary, of goods imported into the soldiers of the army of the Revolution," approved fifteenth respective districts, which package or packages be shall May, one thousand eigbt hundred and twenty-eight, be, have first designated on the invoice, to be opened and ex and they are hereby, declared to be, applicable to the amined, and if the same be found pot to correspond with case of Abraham Brownson, who enlisted in the regiment the invoice, or to be falsely charged in such invoice, the commanded by Colonel Seth Warner, in the Revolutiona- collector shall order, fortbwith, all the goods contained in ry war; and that the Secretary of the Treasury be, and the same entry to be inspected ; and if such goods be he is hereby, directed to extend the benefit of the said act subject to ad valorem duty, the same shall be appraised, to him, any thing contained in the same to the contra- and if any paekage shall be found to contain any article ry nothwithstanding.
not described in the invoice, or if such package or inApproved : May 28, 1830.
voice be made up with intent. by a false valuation, or ex
tension or otherwise, to evade or defraud the revenue, AN ACT for the more effectual collection of the impost the same shall be forfeited, and the fifteenth section of duties.
the “act supplementary to an act to amend an act enBe it enacted, &c. That the President of the United titled 'an act to regulate the collection of duties on im, States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, ports and tonnage, passed second March, ono thousand is hereby authorized to appoint an additional appraiser of seven bundred and pipety-nine, and for other purposes," merchandise for the port of New York, who shall take a passed first March, one thousand eight bundred and similar oath, and have like power and compensation, and twenty-three; and also so much of any act of Congress perform the same duties with the appraisers now autho- as imposes an additional duty or penalty of fifty per çenrised by law to be appointed at that place.
tum on duties upon any goods which may be appraised at Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary twenty-five per centum, or ten per centum, above their of the Treasury may appoint, not exceeding four assistant invoice price, is hereby repealed; and no goods liable appraisers in New York, two in Philadelphia, and two in to be inspected or appraised as aforesaid, shall be deBoston, who shall be practically acquainted with the livered from the custody of the officers of the customs, quality and value of some one or more of the chief arti- until the same shall have been inspected or appraised, or cles of importation, subject to appraisement, to be em- until the packages sent to be inspected or appraised, shall ployed in appraising goods in such manner as shall be be found correctly and fairly invoiced and put up, and so directed by the Secretary of the Treasury; and who shall reported to the collector. Provided, That the collector take and subscribe an oath diligently and faithfully to ex. may, at the request of the owner, importer, consignee, ámive and inspect such goods, wares, or merchandise, as or agent, take bonds, with approved security, in double the principal appraisers may direct, and truly to report to the estimated value of such goods, couditioned that they them, to the best of their knowledge and belief, the true shall be delivered to the order of the collector, at any value thereof, according to law; whereupon the principal time within ten days after the package or packages, sent appraisers shall revise and correct the same as they may to the public stores shall bave been appraised and reportjudge proper, and report to the collector their decision ed to the collector. And if, in the mean time, any of thereon; but, if the collector shall deem any appraiseruent the said packages shall be opened, without the consent of goods too low, he shall bave power to order a re-ap- of the collector or surveyor, given in writing, and then praisement, either by the principal appraisers, or by three in the presence of one of the inspectors of the customs, merchants designated by him for that purpose, who shall or if the said package or packages shall not be delivered be citizens of the United States, and cause the duties to to the order of the collector, according to the condition be charged accordingly.
of the said bond, the bond shall, in either case, be forSec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, from and af- feited. ter the thirtieth day of September next, whenever goods Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the of which wool or cotton is a component part, of similar duty of the collector to cause all goods entered for rekind, but different quality, are found in the same package, exportation, with the right of drawback, to be inspected, if not imported from beyond the Cape of Good Hope, it and the articles thereof compared with their respective shall be the duty of the appraisers to adopt the value of invoices, before a permit shall be given for landing the the best article contained in such package as the average same; and where the goods so entered shall be found value of the wbole; and if the owner, importer, or con- not to agree with the entry, they shall be forfeited; and signee, or agent for any goods appraised," shall consider every importer, owner, consignee, agent, or exporter any appraisement made by the appraisers, or other per- who shall enter goods for importation, or for exportation, sons designated by the collector, too high, he may apply or transportation from one port or place to another, with to the collector, in writing, stating the reasons for his the right of drawback, sball deposite with the collector opinion, and having made oath that the said appraisement the original invoice of such goods, if not before deposited is higher than the actual cost and proper charges on with the collector, and in that case an authenticated which duty is to be charged, and also, that he verily be invoice thereof, to be filed and preserved by him in the lieves it is higher than the current value of the said goods, archives of the custom-bouse, which shall be signed by including said charges, at the place of exportation, the such importer, owner, consignee, agent, or exporter, and collector shall designate one merchant, skilled in the va- the oath to be made on the entry of such goods as shall be lue of such goods, and the owner, importer, consignee, annexed thereto. or agent, may designate another, both of whom shali
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Assistant be citizens of the United States, who, if they cannot Appraisers at New York shall receive a compensation of agree in an appraisement, may designate an umpire, fifteen hundred dollars per annum; and those at Boston who shall also be a citizen of the United States, and when and Philadelphia, a compensation of twelve hundred