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ber, quality, &c. sions, &c. of the necessary vehicles, pontons, tools, implements, of the necessary vehicles, pon arms, and other supplies for the use and service of şaid compatons, tools, &c. ny as a body of sappers, miners, and pontoniers. Appropriation.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and fortysix, the sum of twenty five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the pay, subsistence, and clothing of said company, and for carrying out the other purposes of this act.
Approved, May 15, 1846.
CHAP, 22.-AN ACT to provide for raising a regiment of mounteil riflemen,
and for establishing military stations on the route to Oregon. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. Regiment of sembled, That there shall be raised one regiment of mounted mountede rifle- riflemen, to be composed and organized as follows, to wit: One
colonel, one lieutenant colonel, one major, one quartermaster Organization.
sergeant, and two chief buglers, one adjutant, who shall be a lieutenant, one sergeant major, one chief musician, and ten companies : each company shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, (exclusive of the adjutant lieutenant,) four sergeants, four corporals, two buglers, one
farrier, one blacksmiih, and sixty-four privates. Pay and emol Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the officers, non
commissioned officers, musicians, and privates shall be entitled to the same pay and emoluments as are allowed to dragoons, and that the farrier and blacksmith shall receive the same pay
and allowances as are allowed to an artificer of arillery. To be subject Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said regiment to the rules and of riflemen shall be subject to the rules and articles of war, articles of war, and recruited in
and shall be recruited in the same manner as other troops in the same man, the service of the United States, and with the same conditions troops of U. S. and limitations ; and the officers, non-commissioned officers,
musicians, privates, blacksmiths, and farriers shall be entitled
to the same provisions for wounds and disabilities, and the same Provisions for provisions for widows and children, and the same allowances abilities, and for and benefits, in every respect, as are allowed to other troops widows and composing the army of the United States. children, &c.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the non-commis. sation for fatigue sioned officers, musicians, and privates of said regiment, when duty. employed in constructing fortifications, making surveys, cutting
roads, or performing other labor, shall be allowed fifteen cents per day each, with a commutation in money for the extra spirit ration, as provided by the act of the second of March, one thou
sand eighi hundred and nineteen, entitled “An act to regulate "See vol. 6, p. the pay of the army when on fatigue duly.* 376.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of seven- Appropriation. ty-six thousand five hundred dollars, for mounting and equipping said regiment, be, and the same hereby is appropriated, io be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise ap. propriated.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceed. Appropriation ing three thousond dollars, out of any moneys in the treasury
for military sta not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same hereby is appropri- to Oregon. ated, to defray the expenses of each military station or defence which the President may deem necessary on the line of communication with Oregon, and a sum not exceeding two thou. sand dollars for making compensation to the Indian tribes which may own or possess the ground on which the said slation may be erected, and for each station.
Approved, May 19, 1846.
CHAP. 23.-AN ACT to establish the value of certain foreign coins and
moneys of account, and to amend existing laws. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all computations at the custom house, the fo. Value of foreign reigo coins and money of account herein specified shall be es
coins and money
of account, eg. timated as follows, to wit: The specie dollar of Sweden and tablished in all Norway, at one hundred and six cents. The specie dollar of comptations at Denmark, at one hundred and five cents. The thaler of Prussia and of the northern States of Germany, at sixty nine cents. The florin of the southern States of Germany, at forty cents.--The florin of the Austrian Empire, and of the city of Augsburg, at sorty-eight and one balf cents. The lira of the LombardoVenetian Kingdom, and the lira of Tuscany, al sixteen cents. The franc of France, and of Belgium, and the lira of Sardinia, at eighteen cents six, mills. The ducat of Naples, at eighty cents. The ounce of Sicily, at two dollars and foriy cents. The pound of the British provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunewick, Newfoundland, and Canada, at four dollars. And all laws inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
Approved, May 22, 1846.
CHAP. 24.-AN ACT to amend an act approved February twenty-fourth,
eighteen hundred and forty-three, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled · An act for the relief of George Mayfield,'” approved July twentyseventh, eighteen hundred and forty-two.
(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That a patent shall issue to George Mayfield for the A patent to iswest half and southeast quarter of section seventeen, township suc to him for twenty six, range five west, and the south west quarter of sec- nada land distion eight, township twenty-six, range five west, in the district crict.
of lands subject to sale at Grenada, Mississippi, anything in the
Approved, May 22, 1846.
CHAP. 25.-AN ACT establishing certain post-routes, and for other purposes.
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as
sembled, That the following be esiablished as post-routes : Certain post
IN TEXAS. routes in Texas
From New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, io Galveston, established.
in Texas, by water.
From Galveston to Houston, by water.
From Galveston, by Chambersia, John's, and Liberty, to
From Galveston, by Garner's, to Beaumont.
From Velasco, by Brazoria, Columbia, Orozimbo, Big Creek,
From Maragorda, hy Caney, Preston, Peach Creek, Egypt,
From Housion, by Hamblin's and Arnold's, to Washington,
by Hodges' Bend, Richmond, Danion's
From Houston, by Crofi's, 10 Montgomery.
From Washington, by Independence, Brenham, Sieper's,
From Washington, by Fanthorp's, Rusk, Montgomery, Lone
From Washington, by Boonville, Wheelock, and Franklin,
From Fanthorp's, by Mitchell's, Leona Mills, Alabama, and
From Huntsville, by McGee's, Rankin's, Swartwout, Har.
From Crockett, by Masters', Mount Airy, Douglass, Nacogdoches, Melrose, and Flournoy's 10 San Augustine.
From Nacogdoches, by Wooten's, Henderson, and Walker's,
From San Augustine, by Shelbyville, Hilliard's, Mount
From San Augustine, by Milam, Sabinetown, to Fort Jesup,
Froin Marshall by Jefferson, Hughes, Dangerfield, Wevers,
From Marshall, by Port Caddo, to Greenwood, Louisiana...
From Boston, by Mooresville, to Fulton, Arkansas, and from
From Boston, by De Kalb, Savannah, Clarksville, Blossom
From Bonham, by McGarra's, Dallas, and Chamber's Creek,
From Independence, by Mound Prairie, Caldwell, and Dil-
From Lagrange, by Miller's, Cunningham's, Mount Pleasant,
From Austin to Gonzales.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster Postmaster Gen-
eral may contin. opera
ue present mail lion such portions of the present mail service in Texas, estab.service in Texas. lished under its former laws, upon any of the foregoing joules, as he may deem expedient-not, however, for a longer period than the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and fisiy; and to make contracts for the appropriate mail service on any of the foregoing routes, either without advertisement, where the same can be effected at rates of compensation not exceeding the average prices for like service in the other States of this Union, or upon advertisements for a less period than twelve weeks, as he shall deem best for the public interests.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster Postmaster GenGeneral be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay mail contractors era! may pay in Texas for service duly perforined by them since the sixteenth in Texas for serday of February, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and also vice performed. officers employed in superintending the mail service Provided, Proviso. however, That such payment shall in no case exceed the compensation agreed upon with the late authorities of Texas: Provided, also, That the several postmasters in Texas, appointed by the late Government of Texas, shall duly account to and pay over to the Postmaster General of the United States all balances accruing at their offices, respectively, from and after said sixteenth of February, eighteen hundred and forty-six; that is, all money collected, or to be collected, for postages at their offi. ces, respectively, after deducing the commissions allowed by the law to puslmasters in the United States. And it is hereby Postmasters in enacted and declared to be the duty of said persons and post- Texas to account masters as aforesaid, in Texas, to account for and pay over to
for and pay over
to the Postmassaid Postmaster General of the United States all said balances, ter General all in the manner and to the extent required by the laws of the balances, fc. United States of the several postmasters of the United States ; and the like remedies and means of collecting; and enforcing collection, by suit or otherwise, of said balances, are hereby granted, as now exist by law against the postmasters of the United States. The same rates of postage are 10 be charged Rates to be the and collected in Texas as in other States of this Union; and States.
all laws concerning the Post Office Department, and regulations thereof, are hereby declared to hard full effect and operation in
said State from and after said sixteenth of February aforesaid. Repeal of act
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the aci establishing of Feb. 6, 1846, establishing post certain post routes, in Texas approved the sixth of February, ruules in Texas. anno Domini eighleen hundred and forty.siz*, be, and the same
is hereby repealed,
Approved, May 29, 1846.
CHAP. 26.-AN ACT in relation to the July term of the circuit and district
courts in the district of Ohio.
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. July term of circuit and dissembled, That the July term of the circuit and district courts trict courts in of the United States in the district of Ohio, shall hereaster be on 3d Monday of held on the third Monday of July, annually : Provided, That July annually, all actions, suits, appeals, recognizances, processes, writs, and Proviso.
proceedings whatever, pending or which may be pending in said courts, or returnable to the term as it now exists, shall have day therein, and be heard, tried, proceeded with, and disposed of at the term as fixed by this act.
Approved, May 29, 1846. .
CHAP. 27.-AN ACT For the relief of the legal representatives of George
Duval, a Cherokee Indian.
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as
sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, di*Clerical error: correcied by the rected to pay to the legal representatives of George Duval, dejoint resolution censed, (a Cherokee,) the just value of the *calash and horses of June 19, 1816.
the said Duval, destroyed or taken away by citizens of the United States within the limits of the State of Arkansas.
Approved, June 6, 1846.
CHAP. 28.-AN ACT supplemental to an act entitled “An act providing for
the prosecution of the existing war between the United States and the republic of Mexico," 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 asOne major gen- sembled, That the President of the United States be, and he eral and two bri: bereby is, authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and iv be appointed.consent of the Senate, one major general, and two brigadier Proviso. generals, in addition to the present military establishmeni: Pro.
vided, That when the war with Mexico shall be terminated by a definitive treaty of peace, duly concluded and ratified, the number of major generals in the arıny shall be reduced to one, and