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TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch.13,14. 1838. 21] S·rA:r¤·rs II. Cum. XIII.-An Act to amend an act entitled “An act for the appointment of Feb. 22, 1838. cgmmmioners to adjust the claims to reservatium of land under the fourteenth ample of the treaty if eighteen hundred and thirty with the Choctaw Indiam." 1 4* ch' 1w' Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the lbtfihgiclin/iaiiiizliisi United States of America in Congress assembled, That the commis· Commissionsioners provided for in the act hereby amended, or a majority of them, °“"!“*Y °$l.l°“*'¤ Shall have full power and authority to adjourn their sessions to such S(;§;;"§’n°° place or places, within the State of Mississippi, as in their judgment Misepas themtlie interest of the Government andof the claimants may require such *¤f¤¤*°f*h¤ S0- sessions to be held. gg Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case of the death, resig- require. Y nation, or absence of any one of the said commissioners, the remaining 1** °¤S° °¥` *6 two commissioners shall have full power and authority to proceed and 2;;°;`g,i,°;2°`,’,E_ execute the p0W€!'S glV€l'1 by this BCI Ol' the HCI; ll61‘€l)y timelllléd. missioners, the Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall °*h°*S "PY Mthave all the powers of acourt of record, for the purpose of compelling eg°l';“{,’§;°"' the attendance of witnesses, administering oaths, touching matters de- power no compending before them, preserving order, and punishing contempts; and P°l *h° ¤"?¤d· shall have power to make all needful rules for the regulation of the pro- :;;:es°f&°;"{ ccedings before them, as well as to employ one or more interpreters, also, th make and one or more agents to collect testimony for the United States. T¤l°S {°*· $¤¤·» Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for dofraying the contingent :;§;1,l;l°§,g"°r' expenses of the said commission, the sum of five thousand dollars be, Appr-tipriation. and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said act shall be and Act continued remain in force until the first day of August next. Im lst August Sec. 6. And be it jiwtizer enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That ni_°§;}_ Aw}, ,0 the compensation to be made to the district attorney for his services, receive the shall be equal to the compensation allowed to a commissioner under the WPS ¤<>mP*=¤- act hereby amended. iiiisigiingril com- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this Claims of Inact, or the act which this is intended to amend, shall be so construed dltms who lmvs as to embrace the claim of any Indian or head of 0. Choctaw family, ;?":§;°,$,;;;f who has removed west of the Mississippi river. sippi not em. Sec. 8. And be it hu·ther enacted, That if it shall be proved to the bX¤¤¤d· _ satisfaction of said commissioners that any claimant has attempted, or ,,,,£,l,'pgk‘é":g“t shall attempt to substitute the child of any other Indian as and for his substitute the own, or has attempted or shall attempt, by his testimony, to substitute chgld I0? _¤¤Y for the child of any other claimant, the child of another Indian, the §ls‘;'w:d:§‘,';f°' name of such claimant so attempting to make such substitution, shall shall bestrickeu be stricken from the list of claimants. f*°?¤ ¢h¤ list- Aprnovnn, February 22, 1838. ""”‘_" Sn·ru·rn II. Cmp. XIV.-dn Act to prevent the abatement of suits and actions www pending, Mum!" 2» 1838- _ in which the late Bank of the United States may be a party. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no suit, action, _N`c suit, &c., . · · · · in which the judgment or decree, now pending and unsatisfied, in which the late ,mB,mk°mw Bank of the United States is n party, plaintiff or defendant, shall abate, U_S_;,,,p,,,y, or be discontinued or dismissed, by reason of the expiration of the two ;hullabace,;$¤;.. years after the expiration of the charter, limited by the twenty-first Biéfmzgflhg section of the act of incorporation of the said bank, for the use of the ,,,0 y,,,,,,,.,,;,,,. corporate name, style, and capacity of said bank, for- the purpose of theeicpirationof suits for the final settlement and liquidation of the aH`airs and accounts * ° °‘°“°’· of the corporation; but all such suits, actions, judgments and decrees,