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TWENTY—FOURTI{ CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 40. 1837. 181 Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That said commissioners are C0mmi¤Si9¤· hereby authorized to appoint a secretary whose duty it shall be to record ;;;_;‘:u*;ppP'Ei ° correctly all the proceedings of said Board, and faithfully preserve the dunes, y' is same, as well as all depositions and other papers filed before said Board, and who shall take an oath to discharge the duties imposed on him by this act. Sno, 4, And be it further enacted, That upon the request of the Dismc, ANY Commissioners it shall be the duty of the District Attorney of the State for Mississippi of Mississippi, to attend said board, and give his assistance in procuring *0 ¤**€¤<l l>¤¤Fd the attendance of witnesses, and his aid and advice in their examination, (g;;?,;'?;?;,? the better to enable the Commissioners to ascertain the facts correctly ers. i in each case. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each of said Commissioners $,,;,,,,08 of shall receive, while in the discharge of the duties hereby imposed, a Commissionsalary at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum, the secretary a "S and S°°'°· salary at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum, and the District my` Attorney a salary at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum, to be paid quarterly out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That said Commissioners shalt Commissionhave full power to summon and cause to come before them, such wit- "S ”‘“‘h°’iZ°'l nesses as they may deem necessary, and to have them examined on oath, ;,(;;;,;]m§2_wn° and if any witness shall testify falsely, with an intention to mislead said 1 Con missioners, such witness shall be guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury, and shall, upon conviction before any jurisdiction having cognizance thereof, suffer the punishment by law inflicted on those guilty of that offence. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this act NO,hk,g,¤,h,s shall be so construed as to sanction what is called contingent locations act to be so conwhich have been made by George M. Martin for the benefit of such Slméil as iv Indians, as were supposed to have been entitled to other lands, which g’,;'$·',Q°" df _ _ _ _ ii gent ocahave been sold by the United States: such contingent locations having tions mode by been made, without any legal authority. It being the true intent of this G· M· Mmmact to reserve to Congress the power of doing that which may appear just when a correct knowledge of all the facts is obtained. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be in force to ,;,,,];,,,,,,,,1 ,0 the first day of March eighteen hundred and thirty-eight next, and no Ist March, longer. *83** Approved, March 3, 1837. Sawrvrs II. C P. .— a` ° lr ildin li /tt-hm1ses,light—lwals [lidocofliightsifhfzn€3s,mari‘dndogz]fzIf;;{]_;zbz·tif¢;WQf·;dr ozre tlufiesditd eight hurildred and thirty-seven. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following Appmprm appropriations be, and the same are hereby, made and directed to be tions to enable paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Sec. ¤fTr¤¤¤. enable the Secretary of the Treasury to provide, by contract, for build- j)‘;5$',;°§° ing light—houses, beacon-lights, and for other purposes hereinafter men- houses, 5,,% tioned. State ay" Maine.—For a light-house to be erected on a proper site on Mains Mark island, in Harpswell sound, five thousand dollars; for a light-house Mag, iSj,_,,,d_ to be erected on a proper site on Mount Desert island, at the entrance Mt Desert of Frenchman’s bay, five thousand dollars; for a light-house on Ram ,,,,,,,,,_ island, at the mouth of Damariscotta river, five thousand dollars; for a Rem island. fog-bell on Seguin island at the entrance ofKennebec river, fifteen hun- S6 · · I d n 7 _ glllll I5 BD . dred dollars; for placing buoys on West Quaddy bay, and for substitut- West Quuddy ing for the present fog-bell, at the entrance of said passage, a cast-steel bay.