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shall cease, and that, in lieu thereof, the following duties shall be levied and collected on all wines so imported; that is to say:

On the wines of France, Germany, Spain, and the Mediterranean, when imported in casks, unless specially enumerated, fifteen cents per gallon; except the red wines of France and Spain, when not imported in bottles, which shall pay only ten cents per gallon.

On wines of all countries, when imported in bottles or cases, unless specially enumerated; on wines of Sicily; and on all wines not enumerated, whether imported in bottles, cases, or casks, thirty cents per gallon, in addition to the duty now existing on the bottles when thus imported.

On Sherry and Madeira wines, whether imported in bottles, cases, or casks, fifty cents per gallon, in addition to the duty on the bottles when so imported.

SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That the duties imposed by this act on wine imported, shall be levied and collected on all wines remaining in the public warehouses after the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, in lieu of the duties existing when the same may have been imported.

SECT. 3. And be it further enacted, That a drawback of the duties on wines, imposed by this act, shall be allowed on exportation; and that all existing laws concerning the exportation of merchandise for the benefit of drawback, the collection of duties, and the recovery, distribution, and remission of all penalties and forfeitures, shall be taken and deemed to be applicable to importations under this

act.

CHAP. 114. An Act making appropriations for cer

tain Fortifications of the United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

CHAP. 115. An Act in relation to the Banks in the district of Columbia.

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall be, and is hereby declared to be lawful for the several banks of the district of Columbia, in calculating their discount or interest, to charge according to the standard and rates set forth in "Rowlett's Tables," and in computing the time which a note may have to run, to reckon the days inclusively.

CHAP. 116. An Act to amend the acts concerning - Naturalization.

SECT. 1. Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the second section of the act, entitled "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject," which was passed on the fourteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, and the first section of the act, entitled "An act relative to evidence in cases of naturalization," passed on the twentysecond day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That any alien, being a free white person, who was residing within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, between the fourteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and two, and the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and who has continued to reside within the same, may be admitted to become a citizen of the

United States, without having made any previous declaration of his intention to become a citizen. Provided, that whenever any person, without a certificate of such declaration of intention, shall make application to be admitted a citizen of the United States, it shall be proved to the satisfaction of the court, that the applicant was residing within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, before the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and has continued to reside within the same, or he shall not be so admitted; and the residence of the applicant within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States, for at least five years immediately preceding the time of such application, shall be proved by the oath or affirmation of citizens of the United States, which citizens shall be named in the record as witnesses; and such continued residence within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States, when satisfactorily proved, and the place or places where the applicant has resided for at least five years, as aforesaid, shall be stated and set forth, together with the names of such citizens, in the record of the court admitting the applicant; otherwise the same shall not entitle him to be considered and deemed a citizen of the United States.

surgeon, then in the naval service of the United States, to be denominated "surgeon of the fleet," who shall be surgeon of the flag ship, and who, in addition to his duties as such, shall examine and approve all requisitions for medical and hospital stores for the fleet, and inspect their quality; and who shall, in difficult cases, consult with the surgeons of the several ships, and make records of the character and treatment of diseases, to be transmitted to the navy department; and who, in addition to the compensation allowed to surgeons at sea, shall be allowed double rations while acting as surgeon of the fleet, as aforesaid.

SECT. 3. And be it further enacted, That assistant surgeons who shall have been commissioned less than five years, shall each receive thirty dollars a month, and two rations a day; after five years' service, they shall be entitled to an examination by a board of naval surgeons, constituted as aforesaid, and having been approved and passed by such board, they shall each receive an addition of five dollars a month, and one ration a day; and after ten years' service, a further addition of five dollars a month, and one ration a day.

CHAP. 117. An Act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

CHAP. 118. An Act making appropriations for the payment of the Revolutionary and other Pensioners of the United States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

CHAP. 119. An Act to authorize the licensing of vessels to be employed in the,Mackerel Fishery. Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of the collector of the district to which any vessel may belong, on an application for that purpose by the master or owner thereof, to issue a license for carrying on the mackerel fishery to such vessel, in the form prescribed by the act, entitled" An act for enrolling and licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same," passed the eighteenth day of February, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. Provided, that all the provisions of said act respecting the licensing of ships or vessels for the coasting trade and fisheries, shall be deemed and taken to be applicable to licenses and to vessels licensed for carrying on the mackerel fishery.

CHAP. 120. An Act in addition to "An act making an appropriation for the support of the Navy of the United States, for the year 1828." CHAP. 121. An Act for the better organization of the Medical Department of the Navy of the United States.

SECT. 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, no person shall receive the appointment of assistant surgeon in the navy of the United States, unless he shall have been examined and approved by a board of naval surgeons, who shall be designated for that purpose by the secretary of the navy department; and no person shall receive the appointment of surgeon in the navy of the United States, until he shall have served as an assistant surgeon at least two years, on board a public vessel of the United States at sea, and unless, also, he shall have been examined and approved by a board of surgeons, constituted as aforesaid.

SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States may designate and appoint to every fleet or squadron an experienced and intelligent

SECT. 4. And be it further enacted, That every surgeon who shall have received his appointment, as is herein before provided for, shall receive fifty dollars a month, and two rations a day; after five years' service, he shall be entitled to receive fifty-five dollars a month, and an additional ration a day; and after ten years' service, he shall receive sixty dollars a month, and an additional ration a day; and after twenty years' service, he shall receive seventy dollars a month, and the rations as last aforesaid.

SECT. 5. And be it further enacted, That every assistant surgeon (after having faithfully served two years) shall, while in actual service at sea, in addition to the usual compensation allowed him by law, receive double rations and five dollars a month; and every surgeon in the navy, while in actual service at sea, shall also, in addition to his usual compensation, receive double rations, and ten dollars a month.

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America, in Congress assembled, That the governor and legislative council of the territory of Michigan be, and they are hereby, authorized to make such laws and needful regulations, as they shall deem most expedient, to protect from injury and waste, section numbered sixteen, in said territory, reserved in each township for the support of schools therein; and to provide, by law, for leasing the same, for any term not exceeding four years, in such manner as to render them productive, and most conducive to the objects for which they were designed.

CHAP. 123. An Act making appropriations for the Military Service of the Uuited States, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

CHAP. 124. An Act making appropriations to enable the President of the United States to defray the expenses of delegations of the Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Chickasaw, and other tribes of Indians, to explore the country west of the Mississippi.

CHAP. 125. An Act to establish sundry Post Roads, and to discontinue others.

CHAP. 126. An Act for the relief of the legal representatives of William Shannon and Hugh Shannon.

CHAP. 127. An Act for the relief of Elizabeth Shaw.

CHAP. 128. An Act for the benefit of the trustees of the Lafayette Academy, in Alabama. CHAP. 129. An Act for the relief of Frederick Onstine.

CHAP. 130. An Act for the relief of Benjamin Freeland, of Indiana.

CHAP. 131. An Act for the relief of Mary James, of Bedford county, Virginia.

CHAP. 132. An Act for the relief of Samuel Ward. CHAP. 133. An Act for the relief of Allen B. M' Alhany.

CHAP. 134. An Act for the relief of Sarah Chitwood.

CHAP. 135. An Act confirming to Francis Valle, Jean Baptiste Valle, Jean Baptiste Pratte, nud St. James Beauvois, or to their heirs or legal representatives, of the county of Madison, in the state of Missouri, certain lands.

CHAP. 136. An Act for the relief of John Miles. CHAP 137. An Act for the relief of Mary Rey

nolds.

CHAP. 138. An Act for the benefit of John Winton, of the state of Tennessee.

CHAP. 139. An Act for the relief of Abraham C. Truax.

CHAP. 140. An Act for the relief of Caleb Stark. CHAP. 141. An Act for the relief of Bannister Stone.

CHAP. 142. An Act for the relief of Philip Coombs

and others.

CHAP. 143. An Act for the relief of the widow and children of Captain William Beckham. CHAP. 144. An Act for the relief of Amos Sweet,

Stephen Jenks, Arnold Jenks, David Jenks, and Betsey Jenks, widow of George Jeuks, second, deceased.

CHAP. 145. An Act to continue a copyright to John Rowlett.

CHAP. 146. An Act for the relief of the legal representatives of Joseph Summeri and Israe! Brown, deceased.

CHAP. 147. An Act for the relief of Nathaniel Briggs.

CHAP. 148. An Act for the relief of John Willard and Thomas P Baldwin.

Approved 24th May, 1828.

CHAP. 149. An Act for the relief of James Fraser. CHAP. 150. An Act for the relief of Philip Slaughter.

CHAP. 151. An Act for the relief of John T. Ross. CHAP. 152 An Act for the relief of Robert Huston. CHAP. 153. An Act for the relief of Seth Knowles. CHAP. 154. An Act for the relief of John Brahan. CHAP. 155. An Act for the relief of the legal representatives of General Moses Hazen, deceased.

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ments, reports of committees, memorials, or any other documents, unless the same shall be so directed by them, and that the whole matter shall follow in close order, from the first page. And they shall fur ther direct, that the printing of the yeas and nays of the journal shall be in consecutive order, as ordinary matter. They shall also so regulate the printing of the executive documents, as to have the re spective communications from the President and heads of departments bound in distinct volumes; and they may also so change the form of the volume, by in creasing its size, as to combine the greatest quantity of matter, with the greatest economy in the execution of the work.

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CHAP. 1. An Act making appropriations for the support of Government, for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine.

CHAP 2. An Act restricting the location of certain land claims in the territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes.

No. 6. Resolution in relation to the Mail Route

between the cities of New-Orleans and Mobile.

ACTS PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTIETH CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

CHAP. 3. An Act to preserve from injury and waste the School Lands in the territory of Arkansas.

No. 7. Resolution to authorize the President to loan the Barracks at Sackett's Harbour to the

John Quincy Adams, President; J. C. Calhoun, Vice President, and President of the Senate; Samuel Smith, President of the Senate pro tempore; An drew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the governor and general assembly of the territory of Arkansas be, and they are hereby, authorized to make and carry into effect, such laws and needful regulations as they shall deem most expedient to protect from injury and waste, the sixteenth section in all townships of land in said territory, where surveys have been or

trustees of a military and scientific school 5

be established there.

Approved 24th May, 1898.

may hereafter be made, which sections are reserved for the support of schools in each township, and to provide by law for leasing or renting the same, for any term not exceeding five years, in such manner as to render said school lands most valuable and productive, and shall apply the rents derived therefrom to the support of common schools in the respective townships, according to the design of the donation, and to no other purpose whatever. CHAP. 4 An Act extending the term within which Merchandise may be exported with the benefit of the drawback.

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, all goods, wares, and merchandise, which are now entitled to debenture. or which may be

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Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled,That every surgeon who was in the navy at the time of the passage of the act for the better organization of the medical department of the navy, approved twenty-fourth May, one thousand eight hundred and twentyeight, shall be entitled to the additional pay and rations (according to length of service) provided for by the fourth section of that act, notwithstanding such surgeons may not have been examined, or received their appointments in the manner prescribed by the first section thereof. CHAP. 8. An Act for altering the times for holding the sessions of the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Georgia, at the places provided by law.

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the sixth circuit court of the United States for the district of Georgia, which is by law appointed to be holden on the fourth Monday in November, annually, at Savannah, in the said state, shall hereafter be holden on the Thursday after the first Monday in November, annually, at Milledgeville, in the said state; and that the session of the said court which is now required by law to be holden on the sixth day of May, annually, at Milledgeville, in the said state, shall hereafter be holden on the Thursday after the first Monday in May, annually, at Savannah, in the

said state; and that all process which shall have been issued, and all recognizances returnable, and all suits and other proceedings, which have been continued to the said courts respectively, on the days and at the places heretofore provided by law for their meeting, shall be returned, and held to be continued to the said courts, at the times and places herein provided for the meeting of the said courts respectively.

CHAP. 9. An Act to allow a Salary to the Marshal of the eastern district of Virginia.

CHAP. 10. An Act to establish a Port of Entry at Magnolia, in Florida.

CHAP. 11. An Act allowing an additional Drawback on Sugar refined in the United States, and exported therefrom.

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, there shall be allowed a drawback on sugar refined in the United States, and exported therefrom, of five cents per pound, in lieu of the drawback at present allowed by law on sugar so refined and exported. Provided, that this act shall not alter or repeal any law now in force, regulating the exportation of sugar refined in the United States, except to change the rate And of drawback when so exported. provided, that this act shall cease to be in force, so soon as the exports of sugar shall be equal to the imports of the same article.

CHAP. 12. An Act in addition to the act, entitled "An act to amend the judicial system of the United States."

SECT. 1. Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That if, at any session of the supreme court, four justices thereof shall not attend on the day appointed for holding said session, such justice or justices as may attend shall have authority to adjourn said court from day to day, for twenty days after the time appointed for the commencement of said session, unless four justices shall sooner attend; and the business of said court shall not, in such case, be continued over to the next stated session thereof, until the expiration of said twenty days, instead of the ten days now limited by law.

SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That if it shall so happen, during any term of the said supreme court, after four of the

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