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graduate and reduce the price of the public lands to actual settlers and the land became cultivators,” approved August fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, the subject to pri
vate entry. respective periods therein referred to shall be computed from the dates
1854, ch. 244, on which the lands became subject to private entry, after the first or orig- Vol. x. p. 574. inal offering of the same.
APPROVED, August 18, 1856.
CHAP. CLXVII. – An Act making Appropriations for Fortifications and other Works Aug. 18, 1866.
of Defence, and for Repairs of Barracks and Quarters, for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.
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 they are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the construction, preservation, and repairs of certain fortifications, barracks, and quarters, for the year ending the thir- Appropriations tieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven.
For Fort Montgomery, outlet of Lake Champlain, twenty-five thousand dollars;
For Fort Knox, at the Narrows of the Penobscot River, Maine, sixty thousand dollars ;
For Fort Winthrop, Governor's Island, Boston harbor, ten thousand dollars;
For Fort Richmond, at the Narrows, New York harbor, seventy-five thousand dollars ;
For Fort Warren, Boston harbor, twenty thousand dollars ;
For Fort Delaware, Delaware River, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars;
For Fort Carroll, Baltimore harbor, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars;
For Fort Calhoun, entrance to Hampton Roads, Virginia, fifty thousand dollars ;
For Fort Sumpter, Charleston harbor, South Carolina, fifty thousand dollars ;
For Fort Pulaski, Savannah River, Georgia, nineteen thousand dol
For Fort Clinch, entrance to Cumberland Sound, Florida, twenty-five thousand dollars;
For Fort McRee, and preservation of its site, Florida, twenty-five thousand dollars ;
For Fort Barrancas, Pensacola harbor, Florida, twenty-five thousand dollars;
For Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Alabama, fifty thousand dollars ;
For Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars;
For Fort Jefferson, Tortugas, Florida, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ;
For fortifications at Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, two hundred thousand dollars.;
For fortifications at Fort Point, entrance of San Francisco Bay, California, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ;
For repairs of Castle Pinckney, Charleston harbor, ten thousand dollars;
For repairs of Fort Jackson, Savannah River, fourteen thousand dollars;
For repairs of Fort Morgan, mouth of Mobile Bay, Alabama, twentyfive thousand dollars ;
For extension of Battery at Fort Jackson, Mississippi River, ten thousand dollars ;
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For repairs and extension of Fort St. Philip, Mississippi River, thirty
thousand dollars; Contingencies.
For contingent expenses of fortifications not herein mentioned, the preservation of sites, the protection of titles, and repairs of sudden damages to forts, thirty thousand three hundred dollars.
APPROVED, August 18, 1856.
CHAP. CLXVIII.-An Act to establish certain Post-Roads.
Aug. 18, 1856.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following be established as post-roads =
From Clayton, via Louisville, Justice's Store, Rocky Head, Haw-
From Burnt-Corn, in Monroe county, to Ft. Gaines, Georgia.
From Fort Gaines, Georgia, via Abbeville, Newton, Daleville, Indig
From Louisville in Barbour county, via Justice's Store, Rocky Head, to Indigo Head, in Coffee county.
From Woodshop, in Dale county, to Newton.
From Mount Meigs, via Lime Creek, Bruceville, Arbor Vitæ, Perote,
From Waverly, via Home, to Wind Creek.
From Oxford, via Arbacoochu, Bowdon, and Cawatton, (Georgia) to
From Benton, by Pleasant Hill, Cantonville, and Richmond, to Camden.
From Marion, in Perry county, by Burrough's Ferry, on the Cahaba
From Abbeville, via Flag Pond, to Big Creek.
From Winchester, on Mobile and Ohio Railroad, to Linden, Merango
, Hancock county, to Moscow, Marion county, via Greene Haley's.
From the Lauderdale Springs, in the State of Mississippi, via Livingston, in Sumpter county, Alabama, Demopolis, Spring Hill
, Dayton, and
McKinley, in Marengo county, Orville, Cahaba, to Selma, in Dallas county, Alabama.
From Oak Level, via Pumpkin Pile, Georgia, to Cedartown, Georgia.
From Wetumpka, via Buycksville, Travellers' Rest, Weagufka, Marble Valley, Talladega Springs, and Fayetteville to Syllacogga.
From Columbiana via residences of James M. Walhn, Henry Webster, and E. Cook, to Crosswell.
From Asheville to Levi C. Blair's.
From Gadsden, via Fairview, Lookout Mountain, Hendrixville, to
From Asheville, via Chesallyric, to Blountsville.
From Asheville, St. Clair county, to Blountsville, via Chepultepec, Blount county.
From Wedower, via Haywood, K. B. Shorts to Franklin, Georgia.
From Mount Meigl, via Line Creek, Bruceville, Arbor Vitæ, Perote,
From Jacksonville via Nances Creek, to Cedartown, Georgia.
From Newton, (east of the river,) via Wm. Buitts, Barker's Mill, to
From Perota, via Monticello, to Troy.
From Pocahontas, by James D. Cross', in Randolph county, to Doniphan, in Missouri.
From St. Charles, via De Witt, to Brownsville, in Prairie county.
From Chienla, Yell County, via Pleasant Valley, Shoal's Creek, Morrison's Bluff, to Roseville, Franklin county.
From Mount Ida, Montgomery county, by Maddox Sulphur Springs and Big Bend, to Pauther, Polk county.
From Desarc, in Prairie county, to Cotton Plant in St. Francis county.
From Holly Point, Ashley county, by Hazzard's Store, Newport, Cooper's Store, and D. P. Stevens', in Drew county, to Monticello.
From Hot Springs, via Howell's, P. P. Pytchlins, Robinson, in Polk county, Suckfata, and Wright's Ferry, on Red River, to Paris, in Lamar county, Texas.
From Pine Bluff, in Jefferson county, to Aberdeen in Prairie county.
From Pocahontas, in the State of Arkansas, via Cherokee Bay, to
From Trinidad, in Kalamath county, by Orleans, Bar Forks of Salmon River, and Bestville, to Petersville.
From Orleans Bar, by Happy Camp, to Yreka, in Liskyion county.
From Stockton to San Bermiadino, via Millerton, Visalid, and Fort
From St. John's River, on the Bellamy road, via Danielsville and the Sand Hills, to Newmansville.
From Sosschoppy, by way of Gov. Call's, to White Bluff.
From Quincy, via William Winderwerdler's and D. B. Rich's, to Ridleysville, in Gadsen county.
From Mariana to Osheesee, extending the route from Columbia, Georgia, to the latter place.
From Fort Yates, via Liola, Orange Lake, Fort Drane, Flemington,
From Ferdandina to New York City, in steamers.
From Chenubba, by Terrill Court-house, Dover, and Morgan, to Colquitt, the county site of Miller.
From Roswell, by Cherokee line, Troy, Field's Cross Roads, Freemansville, and Hickory Flat, to Canton.
From Tennville to Mount Vernon.
From Jacksonville to Trader's Hill, (Georgia,) via Josiah Lewis', on
From Colquitt, via Milford, to Newton.
From Reidsville, in Tatnall county, Georgia, to Hinesville, in Liberty county, Georgia.
From Mount Pleasant, in Glynn county, to Pendarvis' Store, in Wayne county, Georgia.
From Cook's Store in Appling county, via Daniel Morrison's, in Coffee county, to Douglass, the county site of Coffee county.
From Canton, via Sharpe Top, Rich Mountain Copper Mines, to Jesper, Pickens county.
From Preston, via Richland, Lumpkin, and Bladen Creek, to Eufald,
From Cartersville, via Dallas, to Villa Rica, Haralson county.
INDIANA. From Decatur, in the county of Adams, in the State of Indiana; by way [of] Oakes, Bluffton, and the Salamonie, in Wells county, to Warren, in Huntington county.
From Frankfort to Reece's Mills, to Lebanon, thence to Danville, via New Brunswick, Elizabethtown, and Jamestown.
From Noblesville, in Hamilton county, to Andersontown, by Strawtown, Perkinsville, and Hamilton.
From Le Gras, in Wabash county, via Dora, New Holland, and Mount Etna, to Warren, in Huntingdon county.
From Renssalear, in Jasper county, to Momence, in Kankakee county, Illinois.
From Anderson to Noblesville.
From Crawfordsville, via Jacksonville, Harveysburg, Lodiville and Eugene, to Georgetown, in Illinois.
From Sullivan, via New Lebanon, Merom, in Indiana, and Palestine, to Robinson, in Illinois.
From Renssalear, via Pilot Grove, and Morocca, to Kankakee City, Illinois.
From Lexington, in Scott county, to Little York, in Washington county, via Camargo, Wooster, New Frankfort and Austin.
From Leavenworth, in Crawford county, to Paoli, in Orange county, via Magnolia English, Mt. Prospect and Williamsburg.
From Richmond to Union City, via Middleborough, Hillsborough, Bethel, Arba, Spartansburg, Bartonica and Salem.
From New Providence, in Clark county, to Martinsburg, in Washington county
From Williamsport, via West Lebanon, to Danville, Illinois.
From Austin, via New Frankfort, and Wooster and Camargo, to Kent, in Jefferson county,
From Salem to Little York, via New Philadelphia.
From Spencer, Owen county, Indiana, by way of Cataract, to Cloverdale, in Putnam county.
From Avon, via Greenbush, to Monmouth.
From New Boston, High Point, Aledo, Viola, Oxford and Bishop's Hill, to Galva Station.
From Maquon, via Elliott's Mills, Truro and Victoria, to Walnut Grove.
From Ridge Farm, via Indianola, New Homer, and Sydney, to Urbana.
From Kankakee City, via Limestone, Kinoza and Essex to Gardiner.
From Mount Carroll, via Rock Creek, Elkhorn, Milldegeville, Genesee,
From Mt. Carroll, via Argo, and Bluffville, to Fulton City.
From Crawfordsville, via Jacksonville, Harveysburg, Lodiville, Eugene,
From Lewistown, via Cuba, Fiatt and Ellisville, to Avon.
From Mt. Vernon, Indiana, via Carmi and Fairfield, Illinois, to Xenia,
From McLeansboro', via Lovilla to Mt. Vernon.
From McLeansboro', via the Mill Shoals, in White county, to Fairfield,
From Caledonia, via Walbridge, to Thebes, Illinois.