TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Ssss.I1. Ch. 168. 1838. 263 all the offices and accommodations necessary for the court, clerk, marshal, and jurors of the county of Alexandria, and for the accommodation of the orphans’ court for the said county of Alexandria; the plan of which building shall be submitted to and approved by the President of the United States before the commencement and operation thereon; or, if the President of the United States deems it more conducive to the public interest, he is hereby authorized to purchase the building owned by the late Bank of Alexandria, and convert it into a courthouse and offices for the county of Alexandria. And there is hereby Appmp,;,d,,u_ appropriated, for the purpose of erecting said court-house, the sum of not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars; to be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That no greater proviso sum than is appropriated by this act shall be expended in the erection ` of said court-house or the purchase of the building aforesaid. Approved, July 7, 1838.
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Crur. CLXVIII.-—An Aei to reorganize the Legislative Council of Florida and July 7, 1838. for other purposes. (a) ‘< Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the legislative power Le Mauve of the Territory of Florida shall be vested in the Governor and the Le- pgwgi of Flgyi. gislative Council. The Legislative Council shall consist of two houses, da. Mw vestedto be called the Senate and House of Representatives. The House of Representatives shall be organized and the members thereof shall be chosen as is now prescribed by law for the present Legislative Council; Lcgislmive and in addition to the present number, there shall be one member chosen C°““°’l‘ for the county of Calhoun, one for the county of Dade, and an additional member for the county of Duval. The Senate shall consist of S8nm_h0w eleven members, to be chosen as follows: three shall be chosen from chosen, src, the western judicial district, including the county of Franklin, by general ticket of the qualified voters of the counties of said district, including the said county of Franklin; four from the middle judicial district, east of the Appalachicola river, to be chosen also by general ticket of the qualified voters of the counties of said district, so limited as aforesaid; three from the eastern judicial district, to be chosen also by general ticket of the qualified voters of the counties of said district; and one from the southern judicial district, to be chosen also by general ticket of the qualified voters of the counties for said district. Said Senators Te,-m of elec. shall be elected for the term of two years. tion. Sr~:c.2. And be it further enacted, That the members of said Le- Pu d ., . . . , . . . y an rm e- gislative Council shall receive each four dollars per diem during the uga of Leg;,,;,. session thereof, and four dollars for every twenty miles’ travel to and five Councilirom the seat of Government; the distance to be computed by the most direct route from the member’s place of residence to the place where the session [is held.] Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Senators shall be S,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,;,,,, elected in October next, at the same time, in the same manner, and by to be elected, the same qualified voters as is now prescribed by law for the election &·°· of members of the present Legislative Council, and biennial] y thereafter, in the manner that may be prescribed by the said Legislative Council; and the returns of the election of said Senators shall be made by the marshals of each of said districts to the Governor, in such manner as shall be prescribed by the Governor. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Legislative Council, by _ _ and with the consent of the Governor, are hereby vested with full power, Cléiggglfgzgtcd at their first session or at any time thereafter, to apportion the repre- wm, power to sentatives of either House of said Legislative Council as to them may appcrriou the (a) For the acts relating to the territory of Florida, see vol. 3, 523, 654.