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CHAPTER 11.

AN ACT to alter the time of holding one of the terms

of the district court in the district of Maine.

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, the district Court of the United States for the district of Maine, shall be holden at Wiscasset, within said district, on the second Tuesday of September, annually, instead of the first Tuesday of said month, any thing, in any former act, to the contrary notwithstanding.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
November 28, 1811.

APPROVED

JAMES MADISON,

CHAPTER III.

AN ACT making a further appropriation for the

support of a Library.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in addition to the balance of the former appropriations made to purchase books for the use of Congress, there shall be appropriated the sum of one thousand dollars yearly for the

term of five years; to be paid out of any
monies in the Treasury not otherwise appro-
priated, and expended under the direction of
a joint committee, to consist of three mem-
bers of the Senate and three members of the
House of Representatives, to be appointed
every session of Congress, during the conti.
nuance of this appropriation.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
December 6, 1811.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER IV.

allowed for

AN ACT

extending the time for opening the several land offices established in the territory of Orleans.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so Further time much of the sixth section of an act, entitled

opening “ An act providing for the final adjustment Land offices. of claims to lands and for the sale of the public lands in the territories of Orleans and Louisiana, and to repeal the act passed for the same purpose and approved February sixteenth, one thousand eight hundred and eleven," as directs that the several land offices established in the territory of Orleans shall be opened on the first day of January and on the first day of February, one thou. sand eight hundred and twelve, be, and the same is hereby repealed,

See. 2. And be it further enacted, That Land offices the said land offices shall, respectively, be on such days opened on such day or days as the President as may be de. of the United States shall, by proclamation, the President designate for that purpose; and the public

land shall, in every other respect, be offered
for sale at the said offices in the same man.
ner as is directed by the aforesaid act.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
December 12, 1811.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER V.

AN ACT for the relief of Abraham Whirple, late a

Ciptain in the Navy of the United States.

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 be, and hereby is directed ti place upon the navy list of invalid pensiorers of the United States, Abraham Whipple, late a captain in the navy of the United States, who has been so disabled in the line of his duty, while in service, that he is unable to support himself by labor; and who shall be entitled to receive one half the inonthly pay of a captain in the navy, to commence from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and ten, agreeably

to the provisions contained in “ An act for the better government of the navy of the United States."

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
December 12, 1811.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON,

CHAPTER VI. AN ACT allowing further time for completing the

payments on certain lands held by right of preemption, in the Mississippi territory.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the purchasers of public lands, by right of pre-emption in the Mississippi territory, who have made payment of their first instalment of the purchase money, be allowed until the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, to complete the payments on their lands, respectively, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senute.
December 12, 1811.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER VII.

AN ACT for the relief of Fosiah H. Webb.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Josiah H. Webb, who was wounded in the Creek nation of Indians while employed in carrying the mail of the United States from Athens in Georgia to New Orleans, be, and he is hereby allowed the sum of fifty dollars, payable annually out of the Treasury of the United States, to commence on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and nine, and continue during his natural life.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Vice President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.

December 12, 1811.
APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON,

CHAPTER VIII.

AN ACT to authorise the surveying and making of

certain roads, in the state of Ohio, as contemplated by the treaty of Brownstorun in the territory of Michigan.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the

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