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militia of the said State were called out to repel actual invasion, 1837. or under a well founded apprehension of invasion; provided their numbers were not in undue proportion to the exigency; secondly, where they were called out by the authority of the State and afterwards recognised by the Federal Government; and thirdly, where they were called out by, and served under the requisition of the President of the United States, or of any officer thereof, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, if so much be necessary for that purpose, be and the same is hereby appropriated.
SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That to pay all the to pay claims of claims of North Carolina for the services of her militia during for services of the late war with Great Britain, in the cases enumerated in the act approved the thirty-first May, eighteen hundred and thirty, &č. entitled “ An act to authorize the payment of the claims of the State of Massachusetts for certain services of her militia during the late war," and also the claims of said State, for disbursements in the purchase of munitions or other supplies on account of the war, and expended therein, the sum of thirty thousand dollars, be and the same is hereby appropriated.
Approved, March 1st, 1837.
her militia during late war,
cadets and mu. sicians.
CHAP. 18. An ACT to provide for the support of the Military Academy of
the United States, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Military Academy for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven ; to wit:
For pay of the officers, cadets and musicians, fifty-six thousand Pay of officers, and twelve dollars;
For subsistence of officers and cadets, thirty-nine thousand five Subsistence hundred and sixty-six dollars;
For forage of officer's horses, one thousand one hundred and Forage of offi* fifty-two dollars;
For clothing of officer's servants, three hundred and thirty Clothing of off. dollars;
For defraying the expenses of the board of visiters at West Board of visiters. Point, two thousand and seven dollars and eighty-four cents; For fuel, stationery, printing, transportation and postage, eight Fuel
, stationery, thousand dollars ;
For repairs, improvements, and expenses of buildings, grounds, Ropajes and imroads, wharves, boats and fences, ten thousand one hundred and &c. seventy-eight dollars and twenty-five cents;
For pay of adjutant's and quartermaster's clerks, nine hundred Pay of'aujutant's and fifty dollars ;
For philosophical apparatus, and repairs of the same, three Philosophical hundred dollars;
For models for the department of engineering, three hundred Depaneering or dollars;
quarter master's clorks
ematics. Department of artillery.
1837. For models for the drawing department, apparatus and continDepartment of gencies of the department of cheanistry, and instruments and reistry, and main: pairs for the mathematical department, eight hundred and fifty
For incidental expenses of the department of artillery, three
hundred dollars; Library.
For increase and expenses of the library, six hundred dollars ;
For miscellaneous items and incidental expenses, one thousand
seven hundred and seventy-seven dollars and fifty cents; Completing the For completing the chapel, one thousand, two hundred and chapel.
fifty-three dollars and thirty-five cents; A 'building for F'or the erection of a suitable building to contain the public
stores, one thousand five hundred dollars ; Construction of
For the preparation of a yard and construction of permanent workshops, &c.
shops suitable for carpenters, painters, blacksmiths, and so forth,
sand dollars ;
For the erection, as per plan, of a building for recitation and military exercises, in addition to amount heretofore appropriated, thirty thousand dollars;
For the erection of new barracks, for the Military Academy department, to consist of eight buildings, at five hundred dollars
each, four thousand dollars; Grading
For grading the grounds about the exercise hall, and removing grounds, &c.
temporary buildings, three hundred and fifty dollars ; Compensation to
For compensation to the acting professor of chemistry, minfessor of chem. eralogy, and geology at the Military Academy, between the first istry, &c.
of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and the first of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty
eight, at twenty-five dollars per month, three hundred dollars ; A painting room. For a painting-room for the professor of drawing, eight hundred dollars.
Approved, March 22, 1837.
Erection of new
CHAP. 19. An ACT respecting discriminating duties upon Dutch and Belgian
vessels and their cargoes. [Sec: 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen.
tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The same duties That the same duties shall be levied and collected in the ports Belgian vessels of the United States, on Belgian vessels and their cargoes, goes as are now are now levied and collected on Dutch vessels and their cargoes ; levied on Dutch but nothing in this act contained shall be construed to prevent their cargoes. the President of the United States from enforcing, whensoever he may deem proper, both against Dutch and Belgian vessels
, or either of them, and their cargoes, the provisions of the third section of the act entitled “ An act concerning discriminating duties of tonnage and imposts," approved the seventh day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.
Approved, March 2d, 1837.
1837. CHAP. 20. An ACT making an additional appropriation for the suppression of
Indian hostilities for the year one thousand eighi hundred and thirty-seven.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. tatives of ilic United States of America in Congress assembled, That the further sum of two millions of dollars shall be, and $2,000-000
propriated. the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray any expenses which have been, or may be incurred, in preventing or suppressing the hostilities of any Indians; to be expended under the direction How to be exof the Secretary of War, conformably to the acts of Congress of the 19th of March, and the second of July last, and of the acts therein referred to.
Approved, March 2d, 1837.
persons may be enlisted
as is inconsist.
person whose time ex
CHAP. 21. An ACT to provide for the enlistment of boys for the naval service,
and to extend the term of the enlistment of seamen. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawful to enlist boys for the navy, with the con- Boys may be ensent of their parents or guardians, not being under thirteen nor over eighteen years of age, to serve until they shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years; and it shall be lawful to enlist other Other persons for the navy, to serve for a period not exceeding five for five years. years, unless sooner discharged by direction of the President of the United States; and so much of an act entitled “ An act to So much of act
15th May, 1820, amend the act entitled “ An act to amend the act authorizing the
entwith this achy employment of an additional naval force,'” approved fifteenth repeated! May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall be, and is hereby, repealed.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That when the time of Anxo service of any person enlisted for the navy, shall expire, while pires while on he is on board any of the public vessels of the United States to be sent to U. employed on foreign service, it shall be the duty of the com- States, &c. manding officer of the fleet, squadron, or vessel in which such person may be, to send him to the United States in some public or other vessel, unless his detention shall be essential to the public interests, in which case the said officer may detain him until the vessel in which he shall be serving shall return to the United States ;, and it shall be the duty of said officer, immediately to make report to the Navy Department, of such detention and the causes thereof.
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That such persons as persones de tained may be detained after the expiration of their enlistment, under laws, &c., or the next preceding section of this act, shall be subject, in all navy. respects, to the laws and regulations for the government of the navy, until their return to the United States, and all such per- "enlist to receive sons as shall be so detained, and all such as shall voluntarily re- additional pay. enlist to serve until the return of the vessel in which they shall be serving and their regular discharge therefrom in the United. States, shåll, while so detained and while so serving under their re-enlistment, receive an addition of one-fourth to their former pay.
Approved, March 2d, 1837.
CHAP. 22. An ACT concerning pilots. *[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asUpon waters sembled, That it shall and may be lawful for the master or comhurbaare the mander of any vessel coming into or going out of any port situate wo States, pi
; upon waters, which are the boundary between two States, to emeither may be ploy any pilot duly licensed or authorized by the laws of either employed.
of the States bounded on the said waters, to pilot said vessel to or from said port; any law, usage, or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved, March 2d, - 1837.
CHAP. 23. An ACT to extend for a longer period the several acts now in
force for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asExtended for sembled, That the act entitled “ An act for the relief of certain three years.
insolvent debtors of the United States," passed on the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and an act in addition thereto, passed on the fourteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and an act to revive and amend the said acts, passed on the seventh day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, be, and the same are hereby extended and continued in force for three years from and
after the passage of this act. Application. SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions
of the said several acts shall apply to cases of insolvency which shall have occurred on or before the first day of January last.
Approved, March 2d, 1837.
CHAP. 24. An ACT to incorporate the Howard Institution of the city of Wash
ington. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCertain persons sembled, That William W. Seaton, Archibald Henderson, Matthe Howard in thew St. Clair Clarke, William A. Bradley, John Coyle, George
Gillis, N. B. Van Zandt, Richmond Johnson, John Nourse, Michael Nourse, B. F. Rittenhouse, Lewis H. Machen, Rezin Orme, Peter W. Gallaudet, Jacob Gideon, George Stettinius, William C. Orme, John P. Ingle, William Brent, John G. Whitwell, John Shackford, C. T. Coote, Thomas Blagden, Griffith Coombe, William Speiden, William Doughty, Marmaduke Dove, and G. D. Hanson, and all other persons who have contributed to the fund of the Howard Institution of the city of Washington, each in a subscription of an annual sum of at least one dollar, and all who may hereafter contribute to the said funds in a like annual subscription of a sum not less than one dollar, shall be, and are here. by, made, constituted, and declared, to be a corporation and body
politic in law and in fact, to have continuance forever under the 1837. name, style, and title, of the Howard Institution of the city of Washington.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That all and singular May hold prop. the lands, tenements, rents, legacies, annuities, rights, privileges, goods, and chattels, that may hereafter be given, granted, sold, devised, or bequeathed to the said Howard Institution, be, and they are hereby, vested in and confirmed to the said corporation; and that they may purchase, take, receive, and enjoy, any lands, tenements, rents, annuities, rights, or privileges, or any goods, chattels, or other effects of what kind or nature soever, which shall or may hereafter be given, granted, sold, bequeathed, or devised, unto the said institution, or unto any trustee for the use of the said institution, by any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, capable of making such grant, and to dispose of the same for the benefit of said corporation : Provided, The amount Proviso of property held by said institution shall, at no time, exceed the amount of twenty thousand dollars.
Section 3. And be it further enacted, That the said corpo: coa bona wao ration, by the name and style aforesaid, be, and shall be hereaf- sue and be su ter, capable, in law and equity, to sue and be sued, to plead and ed, &c. be impleaded, within the District of Columbia and elsewhere, in as effectual manner as other persons or corporations can sue or be sued.
SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That such persons as the present • . shall be officers of the said Howard Institution at the time of the cers contina : passing of this act, shall be continued to be such until the first Tuesday in October next, on which day such of the persons hereby incorporated as shall then, or within a year preceding that day, contribute one dollar to the support of the said institution, and be or become a subscriber of one dollar or more per annum towards the same, and shall assemble at the house now belonging to the said institution at such hour as shall be directed by the board, shall proceed to elect a president, a first and Election of second vice president, a treasurer and secretary, and twenty-four cers. managers, four from each ward of the city of Washington, for the term of one year, who shall constitute the board of managers of the said Howard Institution of the city of Washington; and in like manner, on the first Tuesday of October in each year thereafter, the like officers shall be elected for the same term of one year, at such hour and place as shall have been previously designated by the board of managers, of which time and place at least two days' notice shall be given by publication in some newspaper printed in the city of Washington; and if, from any cause, an election shall not be held on the day of the month herein appointed, then an election may be held on any other day, of which the like notice shall be given, and those persons in office shall so continue until their successors shall be elected; and at all such elections, every contributor of not less than one dollar, in the manner as aforementioned, shall be entitled to dne vote; but those who contribute, by a yearly subscription, a larger sum, shall be entitled to a greater number of votes, to be regulated