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and fifty-five, and for completing the survey of the Creek boundary, ten thousand dollars.
To enable the Secretary of the Interior to prevent trespasses and dep- Indian tresredations by Indians separated from their respective tribes, within the passes. Removal States and Territories, and to remove and settle them within the Indian country, five thousand dollars.
For the completion and construction of a map of the Indian territories within the United States for the use of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives and of the office of Indian Affairs, two thousand dollars.
For payment to Ann Hyatt for balance of unadjudicated claim for an improvement under the Cherokee treaty of eighteen hundred and twentyeight, as ascertained by the report of the Second Auditor, one hundred and sixteen dollars.
For compensation of three special agents and three interpreters for the Indian tribes of Texas and for purchase of presents, fifteen thousand dollars.
For the expenses of colonizing, supporting, and furnishing agricultural implements and stock for the Indians in Texas, seventy-four thousand six hundred and fifty-eight dollars and fifty cents.
For fitting up and furnishing the rooms occupied by the office of Indian Affairs, two thousand dollars.
Map of the Indian territories.
Ann Hyatt. Vol. vii. p. 311.
For insurance, transportation, and necessary expenses of delivery of Indians in Minannuities, goods, and provisions to the Indian tribes in Minnesota and nesota and WisWisconsin, thirty thousand dollars.
For the employment of temporary clerks by superintendents of Indian Affairs, on such occasions and for such periods of time as the Secretary of the Interior may deem necessary to the public service, five thousand dollars.
For adjusting difficulties and preventing outbreaks among the Indians in the Territory of Oregon, ten thousand dollars.
To repay to a Choctaw Indian this amount stolen from him by a soldier in the service of the United States, forty dollars.
For salary of person in charge of collection of statistics and his copyist, Statistics. two thousand nine hundred and thirty dollars.
For the general incidental expenses of the Indian service in the Terri- Indians in Utah. tory of Utah, and presents to Indians in said Territory, forty-five thousand dollars.
For the general incidental expenses of the Indian service in the Ter- Indians in New ritory of New Mexico, and in making to the Indians in said Territory presents of goods, agricultural implements, and other useful articles, and in assisting them to locate in permanent abodes, and sustain themselves by the pursuits of civilized life, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, forty-seven thousand five hundred dollars.
For the general incidental expenses of the Indian service in Califor- Indians in Calnia, embracing expenses of travel of the superintendent and agents and necessary subsistence of employés, twenty-seven thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars.
For the pay of physicians, smiths, carpenters, and laborers on the reservations in California, eighty-two thousand five hundred dollars.
For defraying the expenses of the removal and subsistence of Indians of California to the reservations in that State, ninety-one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars.
For the general incidental expenses of the Indian service in the Territory of Washington, thirty thousand dollars.
For the expenses of adjusting difficulties and preventing outbreaks in the Territory of Washington, ten thousand dollars.
For the general incidental expenses of the Indian service in the Territory of Oregon, including insurance and transportation of annuities, Oregon. thirty thousand dollars.
Indians in Washington Territory.
To enable the Secretary of the Interior to settle and pay the awards of commissioners for reservations, preëmptions, and for rents and improvements, under the twelfth, thirteenth, and sixteenth articles of the Vol. vii. p. 478. Cherokee treaty of twenty-ninth December, eighteen hundred and thirtyfive, five thousand seven hundred and twenty-four dollars and thirty-six
Publishing laws For the reappropriation of this amount, for the expenses of revising, and regulations preparing, and printing a new code of regulations for the Indian Departof Indian department, in connection with all laws and portions of laws in force in relation
to Indian affairs, duties, and responsibilities of superintendents, and agents, and disbursing and accounting for public moneys, two thousand dollars. Provided, that the Secretary of the Interior, out of said sum, may allow a reasonable compensation to any clerks or officers he may designate to prepare the compilation, for actual services rendered in that duty at such times as will not interfere with the proper discharge of the regular duties of their respective stations.
John Connolly, children of.
For liquidated balance found due the Creek Indians for losses sustained during the last war with Great Britain, by that portion of the tribe that was friendly to and coöperated with the United States, to be paid to those individuals now living, and the legal representatives of those deceased, who are entitled to receive the same, the amount to be refunded to the United States when recovered from the late Creek agent, Philip H. Raiford, or his sureties, eighteen hundred and eightyfour dollars.
Pay of interpreters in Cali1851, ch. 14.
For payment of interest to the children of John Connolly, deceased, on the sum of two hundred dollars, secured to said John Connolly, deceased, by the fifth article of the treaty of twenty-eighth September, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, with the Sacs and Foxes of Mississippi, such sum of money as may be neccessary, is hereby appropriated.
For expenses of surveying the boundaries of Indian reservations, and of surveying, allotting, and defining Indian reserves and half-breed lands, and for other incidental expenses, of carrying into effect the treaties with the Indian tribes in Michigan, and with the Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi and of Lake Superior, so far as any of the said treaties provide for the survey or allotment of lands, or set apart reservations for the tribes or bands, five thousand dollars.
Penalty for re- SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person who has been turning to Indian removed from the Indian country under the provisions of the tenth secmoval under act tion of the act of Congress, approved the thirtieth of June, eighteen of 1834, ch. 161. hundred and thirty-four, entitled "An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and preserve peace on the frontiers," shall thereafter at any time return or be found within the Indian Territory, such offender shall forfeit and pay the sum of one thousand dollars.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the act of the twenty-seventh of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, fixing the rate of compensation for interpreters, as far as it relates to California, be and the same is hereby repealed; but the yearly pay of interpreters in that State shall in no case exceed one thousand dollars.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior Joseph Henson. be required to pay to Spunk or Bald Frog, alias Joseph Henson, the amount of four hundred dollars, for his valuation of an improvement under the Cherokee treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty-five, in pursu
1855, ch. 175, ance of the provision of the twenty-fourth section of the act of March § 24.
three, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the government.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the number Additional Innow allowed by law, the President be authorized to appoint one Indian dian agent East of Rocky Mounagent east of the Rocky Mountains, at a salary of one thousand five tains. hundred dollars.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior Investigation be authorized and required to cause an investigation to be had of the and report upon claims for depredations by Indians in the Territory of New Mexico, that tions in New may have been heretofore made and filed in the Department of the Inte- Mexico. rior, and report to the next session of Congress, or as soon as practicable, the facts in each case, and particularly enumerating such as come within the provisions of the intercourse law, and for which in his opinion indemnity should be provided by Congress: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to bind the United States to make payment of said claims.
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior An unpaid balbe and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay the amount of six- ance to be exteen thousand and twenty-four dollars and eighty cents, the unclaimed pended to Chocbalance of the Choctaw orphan fund, arising from sales of lands under the nineteenth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty, to the Choctaw national authorities, to aid in the establishment of orphan schools and asylums in that nation, on condition, nevertheless, that said nation shall refund at any time, on the demand of the Secretary of the Interior, such amount as may be necessary to pay any claimant, his heirs or assigns, who may hereafter claim and establish a right to the same to the satisfaction of the said Secretary.
APPROVED, August 18, 1856.
CHAP. CXXIX.-An Act making Appropriations for certain Civil Expenses of the Govern- Aug. 18, 1856. ment 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 the same are hereby, appropriated for the objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, viz:
Survey of the Coast.-For survey of the Atlantic and Gulf coast of the United States, (including compensation to superintendent and assistants, and excluding pay and emoluments of officers of the army and navy and petty officers, and men of the navy employed on the work,) two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of the western coast of the United States, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of the Florida reefs and keys, (excluding pay and emoluments of officers of the army and navy and petty officers, and men of the navy employed on the work,) forty thousand dollars.
For running a line to connect the triangulation on the Atlantic coast, with that on the Gulf of Mexico, across the Florida peninsula, fifteen thousand dollars.
For publishing the observations made in the progress of the survey of the coast of the United States, fifteen thousand dollars.
For repairs and alterations of steamers "Hetzel" and Vixen, and of sailing vessels employed in the coast survey, fifteen thousand dollars.
For fuel and quarters, and for mileage and transportation for officers and enlisted soldiers of the army serving in the coast survey, in cases no longer provided by the quartermaster's department, ten thousand dollars.
For the discharge of such miscellaneous claims not otherwise provided for, as shall be admitted in due course of settlement at the treasury, five thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of some law or resolution of Congress auth[or]izing the expenditure.
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1851, ch. 82.
To supply the deficiency in the fund for the relief of sick and disabled seamen, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Light-houses. Coffin's Patches.
Light-House Establishment.-For supplying five hundred and eleven light-houses and beacon-lights with oil, glass chimneys, wicks, chamoisskins, polishing powder, whiting and cleaning materials, transportation and other necessary expenses of the same, repairing and keeping in repair the lighting apparatus, two hundred and ninety-three thousand three hundred and fifty-seven dollars and fifty-five cents.
For repairs and incidental expenses, refitting and improvements of all the light-houses, and buildings connected therewith, one hundred and seventy-three thousand two hundred and eighty-nine dollars and twenty
For commissions, at two and a half per centum, to such superintendents as are entitled to the same under the proviso to the act of third 1851, ch. 32. March, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, entitled "An act making appro
priations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and for other purposes," on the amount that may be disbursed by them, eight thousand
For salaries of five hundred and forty-three keepers of light-houses and light-beacons and their assistants, and including one thousand two hundred dollars for salary of superintendent of supplies on the upper lakes, two hundred and eighteen thousand four hundred dollars.
For salaries of fifty-one keepers of light-vessels, twenty-nine thousand and fifty dollars.
For seamen's wages, repairs, supplies, and incidental expenses of fiftyone light-vessels, one hundred and ninety-four thousand six hundred and thirty-four dollars.
For expenses of raising, cleaning, painting, repairing, remooring and supplying losses of buoys and day beacons, and for chains and sinkers for the same, and for coloring and numbering all the buoys, one hundred and seven thousand two hundred and twenty-eight dollars and seventy-eight
For expenses of visiting and inspecting lights, and other aids to navigation, two thousand dollars.
For the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington.-For oil and other supplies for twenty-three lights, cleaning materials of all kinds, and transportation of the same, expenses of keeping lamps and machinery in repair, publishing notices to mariners of changes of aids to navigation, forty-five thousand three hundred and twenty-eight dollars and seventyfive cents.
For repairs and incidental expenses of twenty-three lights, and buildings connected therewith, twenty-four thousand five hundred and sixtythree dollars.
For salaries of forty-six keepers and assistant keepers of light-houses, at an average not exceeding eight hundred dollars per annum, thirty-six thousand eight hundred dollars.
For expenses of raising, cleaning, repairing, remooring, and supplying losses of floating beacons and buoys, and chains and sinkers for the same, and for coloring and numbering all the buoys, twenty-one thousand five hundred dollars.
For commissions, at two and a half per centum, to such superintend ents as are entitled to the same under the proviso to the act of third March, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, entitled "An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and for other purposes," on the amount that may be disbursed by them, one thousand dollars.
For completing the light-house near Coffin's Patches, off Dry Bank,
on the Florida reef, between Carysfort Reef and Sand Key light-houses, twenty-four thousand one hundred and five dollars and sixty cents.
For completing the light-house on Ship shoal, Louisiana, to take the Ship shoal, (La.) place of the light-vessel at that point, thirty-eight thousand and nineteen dollars and seventy cents.
For continuing the construction of the light-house on the rocks called Sow and Pigs. the "Sow and Pigs," near the entrance to Buzzard's bay, in Massachusetts, twenty thousand dollars.
For restoring the bracing, and repairing injuries to the iron screw-pile light-house on Brandywine shoal, by the breaking up of the ice in the Delaware river and bay, seven thousand three hundred and fifty-two dollars and three cents.
For continuing the construction of the light-house on Minot's Ledge, Minot's Ledge. one of the Cohasset Rocks, Boston bay, Massachusetts, seventy-five thousand dollars.
For restoring and repairing beacons, buoys, and spindles destroyed or Beacons, buoys, injured by the breaking up of the ice on the coasts of Maine and Massa- &c. chusetts, in Long Island sound, and in Newark, New York, Delaware, and Chesapeake bays, forty-one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four dollars.
For restoring lost moorings, and repairing injuries to light-vessels, by Moorings and the breaking up of the ice in Vineyard sound, Boston and Chesapeake light-vessels. bays, fourteen thousand seven hundred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty-four cents.
For the erection of a "boarding station" at Pass a l'Outre, in Louisiana, twelve thousand dollars.
For fuel and quarters for officers of the army serving on light-house duty, the payment of which is no longer provided for by the Quartermaster's department, five thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine dollars and thirty-eight cents.
For enlarging the mint at San Francisco, California, forty-five thousand dollars.
Site for Court
For the purchase-money agreed by the Secretary of the Interior to be paid, on the part of the United States, for the purchase of a lot and house in Philadelphia. building for the use of the United States courts at Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, seventy-eight thousand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; but said payment is not to be paid until the Attorney-General's certificate is produced to the Secretary of the Treasury that a valid, unencumbered title is become vested in the United States.
Boarding station at Pass a l'Outre.
Mint at San Francisco.
For the purchase of the lot or parcel of land, with the appurtenances and buildings thereon, belonging to the Bank of Pennsylvania, and ticularly referred to and described in articles of agreement bearing date the twelfth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, for the purposes of a post-office in the city of Philadelphia, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of the money hereby appropriated shall be expended for the purchase aforesaid, until the Attorney General of the United States shall give his written opinion in favor of the validity of the title of said lot or parcel of land.
For the purpose of making alterations required in the building hereby authorized to be purchased of the Bank of Pennsylvania, to adapt it to the uses of a post-office in the city of Philadelphia and to furnish the necessary cases and boxes for the same, fifty thousand dollars.
That the sum of two hundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to enable the President to procure and pay for a site for a building for the accommodation of the United States courts in the city of Baltimore, and to erect thereon a fire-proof building for such Baltimore. purpose, on such plan as the President may approve; and the further sum of three hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be
Site for postoffice in Philadelphia.
Alterations of building