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For payment of revolutionary pensioners, for the year obe
thousand eight hundred and thirty one, one million eleven Rev. Pensions, 1,011,100 dle.
thousand one hundred dollars.
For paying the invalid pensioners, in the year one thousand 978,720 dola. in eight hundred and thirty-one, two hundred and seventy-six
thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars, in addition to an
unexpended balance of appropriation for invalid pensioners of 19,246 dlla. 05. twenty-nine thousand two hundred and forty-six dollars nine
ty-five cents. Wid. & Orphans,
For pensions to widows and orphans, five thousand dollars. 5,000 dbs.
[Approved, January 27, 1881.]
GHAP. 10. An ACT to alter the times of holding the District Courts of the
United States for the Districts of Maine and lilipois, and Northern District of Alabama.
[Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assenibled, D. G. No. Alaba. That the terms of the District Court of the United States for
the Northern District of Alabama, which are now directed by law to be held on the first Mondays of March and October
in each year, shall bereafter be held on the second Mondays D. C. Maine. of April and October in each year; and that the term of the
District Court of the United States for the District of Maine, which is now directed by law to be held on the second Tuesday of September in each year, shall hereafter be held on the first Tuesday of September in each year : and all processes which
have issued, or which shall hereafter issue, returnable to the next succeeding terms of the said District Courts as heretofore established, shall be held returnable, and be returned, to those terms to which they are severally changed by this act.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the terms of the District Court of the United States for the District of Mlinois, which are now directed by law to be held on the third Mondays of June and November in each year, shall hereafter be held on the first Mondays of May and December in each year; and all process which may have issued, or which shall hereafter issue, returnable to the next succeeding terms of the said District Court as heretofore established, shall be held returnable, and be returned, to those terms to which they are severally changed by this act.
D. C. Illinois
[Approved, January 27, 1831.]
CHAP. 11. An ACT to extend the time for entering certain donation claims
to land in the Territory of Arkansas.
[Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Am rica in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the eighth and ninth sections of the act Certain proviof Congress, approved twenty-fourth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, entitled “ An act to aid the State of Ohio in extending the Miami Canal from Dayton to Lake Erie, and to grant a quantity of land to said State to aid in the construction of the Canals authorized by law, and for making donations of land to certain persons in Arkansas Territory;" and the provisions of the act, entitled “ An act re. stricting the location of certain land claims in the Territory of Arkafisas, and for other purposes,” approved sixth January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine ; and, also, the provisions of the act, entitled "An act to extend the time for locating certain donations in Arkansas," approved thirteenth January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, be, and the same are hereby, continued in force for the period of two continned in years, from the twenty-fourth May, one thousand eight hun- force for two dred and thirty-one : Provided, That nothing in this act, or 24. 1831. the foregoing acts, shall be so construed as to prevent the President of the United States from bringing the said lands in Arkansas into market under the existing laws; and all claims to donations under the before recited act, which shall not have been presented and allowed by the proper authorities on or before the day which shall be fixed on by the President for the sale of said land, are hereby declared forfeited to the United States.
(Approved, January 27, 1831.]
CHAP. 12. An ACT further supplemental to the act entitled " an act ma
king further provision for settling the claims to land, in the Territory of Missouri,” passed the thirteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.
[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United States do hereby relinquish to the inhabitants 1.8. Relinquisb of the several towns or villages of Portage des Sioux, Saint *o, &c. Charles, Saint Louis, Saint Ferdinand, Villa a Robert, Carondelet, Saint Genevieve, New Madrid, New Bourbon, and Little Prairie, in the State of Missouri, all the right, title, and in- All right to ,&e. terest of the United States in and to the town or village lots, out lots, common field lots, and commons in, adjoining and belonging to, the said towns or villages, confirmed to them respectively, by the first section of the act of Congress, entitled "An act making further provision for settling the claims to
1831. land in the Territory of Missouri," passed the thirteenth dar
of June, one thonsand ught hundred and twelve, to be held by the inhabitants of the said towns and villages, in full property, according to their several rights therein, to be regulated or disposed of for the rise of the inhabitants, according to
the laws of the State of Missouri. U. S relinquish Sec. 2. Anot be it furt'er enacted, That the United States all night, &c. in Missouri
do hereby relinquish all their right, title, and interest, in ard to the town and village lots, oui lots, and common field lots, in the State of Missouri, reserved for the support of schools, in the respective towns and villages aforesaid, by the second section of the above recited act of Congress; and that the same shall be sold or disposed of, or regulated for the said purposes, in such manner, as may be directed by the Legislature of said State.
[ Approved, January 27, 1831.]
CHAP. 13. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Edware
120 dolle. 42c.
[Sct. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy pay to the legal representatives of Edward Moore, deceased, the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars and forty-two cents, reported on the books of the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury to the said Edward Moore, for his share of the prize money for the British vessels captured on Lake Erie, during the late war; to be paid out of any money not otherwise apppropriated.
[ Approved, January 27, 1831.)
CHAP, 14. An ACT making provision for the compensation of witnesses,
and payment of other expenses aiteudiug the trial of the impeachment of James II. Peck.
per diem, 20 cents
[SECT. 1.) Be it enacled by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Wineses, 4 dolls: That to every witness sumnioned to attend the trial of the im
peachment of James H. Peck, there shall be allowed and paid, for every day's attendance upon the said trial, the sum of four dollars; and also for mileage, at the rate of twenty cents for every mile distance coming to the City of Washington, and returning to the usual plaee of residence of the witnesses respectively, computing the said distance by the usual
route of travel hy land. Secretary Senato Sec. 2. And be it further enacied, That it shall be the duto certify.
ty of the Secretary of the Senate to ascertain and certify the
amount due to each witness for attendance and mileage ; 1831.
5 dolls. per dien. the District of Columbia there shall be allowed and paid, for every day's attendance upon the Court of impeachment, during the said trial, the sum of five dollars, the amount to be ascertained and certified by the Secretary of the Senate ; which certificate shall be a sufficient voucher to entitle the said Marshal to receive from the Treasury of the United States, the amount certified to be due, unless otherwise ordered by the Senate.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be paid Marshal of Misto the Marshal of the State of Missouri, the sum of fifty dollar ; and to the Marshal of the Territory of Arkansas, the sum of
kansas, 5 dolls.
[ Approved, February 3, 1831.]
Marshal of Ar
CHAP. 15. An ACT to authorize the construction of three Schooners for
the naval service of the United States.
[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-
. thousand three hundred and sixty dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of carrying the foregoing provisions into effect.
[ Approved, February 3, 1831.]
CHAP. 16. An ACT to amend the several acts respecting copy-rights.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passing of this act, any person or
1831. persons, being a citizen or citizens of the United States, or
resident therein, who shall be the author or authors of any Authors of books, book or books, inap, chart, or niusical composition, which
may be now made or composed, and not printed and published, or shall hereafter be made or composed, or who shall invent, design, etch, engrave, work, or cause to be engraved,
etched, or worked from his own design, any print or engravand their oxecu- ing, and the executors, administrators, or legal assigns of such solo light for 28 person or persons, shall have the sole right and liberty of
printing, reprinting, publishing, and vending such book or books, map, chart, musical composition, print, cut, or engraving, in whole or in part, for the term of twenty-eight years from the time of recording the title thereof, in the man
ner hereinafter directed. Ronewal of privi Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if, at the expilege for 14 years.
ration of the aforesaid term of years, such author, inventor, designer, engraver, or any of them, where the work had been originally composed and made by more than one person, be still living, and a citizen or citizens of the United States, or resident therein, or being dead, shall have left a widow, or child, or children, either or all then living, the same exclusive right shall be continued to such author, designer, or engraver, or, if dead, then to such widow and child, or children, for the further terin of fourteen years: Provided, That the title of the work so secured shall be a second time recorded, and all such other regulations as are herein required in regard to original copy-rights, be complied with in respect to such renewed copy-right, arid that within six months before the expiration of the first term,
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in all cases of renewal of copy-right under this act, such author or proprietor shall, within two months from the date of said renewal, cause a copy of the record thereof to be published in one or more of the newspapers printed in the United States, for the space
of four weeks. Copy of title to SEC. 4. A d be it further enacted, That no person shall be
entitled to the benefit of this act, unless he shall, before publication, deposit a printed copy of the title of such book, or books, map, chart, musical composition, print, cut, or engraving, in the clerk's office of the district court of the dis
trict wherein the author or proprietor shall reside, and the To be recorded. clerk of such court is hereby directed and required to record
the same thereof forthwith, in a book to be kept for that pur-
Publication of ro. powal.
Form of record.