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TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 258, 259. 1836. 67 Srxrvn I. CHAP. CCLVIII.—-An dot to provide for the better protection of the western Iuly 2, 1836. frontier. il-- Be it enacted the Senate and House of Representatineslqf the United president to States of America in Congress assembled, That the President be, and cause amilitary he is hereby, authorized to cause to be surveyed and opened, a military '°ad£° b° Sm" road, from some point upon the right bank of the Mississippi river, Wye ` between the mouth of the St. Peter’s and the mouth of the Desmoines river, upon such route as may appear best calculated to effect the purposes of this act, to Red river. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said road shall pass west_ To pass west of the State of Missouri and of the Territory of Arkansas, on condition f ¥**‘“°“"' md that the assent of the Indian tribes who have not heretofore given their c0i,.iiii$::’ assent, through whose territory said road is to pass, shall be first obtained; and if such assent cannot be obtained, then east of the western boundaries of said State and Territory; and shall be so constructed as to enable troops to move along the same with proper facility. And the following mode of construction shall be adopted, subject to such alterations and additions as the President may, from time to time, direct to be made. The timber shall be cut down to a reasonable width, and the wet and marshy places shall be causewayed or otherwise rendered passable; cheap bridges shall be erected over the smaller streams, not having good fords across them; and, where it may be found necessary, the road may be thrown up in the centre. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the military posts shall be Mgjguwpuu constructed at such places along said road as in the opinion of the tp be estab- President, may be most proper for the protection of the frontier, and for 1‘Sh°d· the preservation of the necessary communication. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the troops of the United Troo softho States shall be employed in performing the labor herein required, when· United gmtés ever, in the opinion of the President, the same can be done with a just g:,°,lj,b,°f,;"}Q,L2,{' regard to their other duties; and the other labor rendered necessary &¤. ' shall be procured in such manner as the President may direct. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred Appropriation. thousand dollars shall be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be applied towards the accomplishment of the objects specified by this act. Approved, July 2, 1836. -——— Snrurs I. Cmir. CCLIX.-An Act making additional appropriations for the Delaware July 2, 1836. breahwater, and for certain harbors, and removing obstructions in and at the **1* mouths of eertain rivers, and for other purposes, for the year one thousand eight [ObS°l°*°·] hundred and thirty-six. 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, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for carrying on and completing certain works heretofore commenced, viz: For continuing the Delaware breakwater, one hundred thousand Dehwug dollars. brenkwator. For continuing the improvement of the harbor of Chicago, Illinois, For chicagq, thirty-two thousand dollars. For continuing the improvement of Big Sodus bay, twelve thousand Big S,,,;,,, y,,,y_ six hundred dollars. For the continuation of the works for the preservation of the beach 1:,,,;,,,,,,, at Provincetown harbor, Massachusetts, four thousand four hundred wwn. Mawdollars. For the continuation of the works for the preservation of Plymouth Plpucuth beach, Massachusetts, five hundred dollars.