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TWENTY-SIX’I'H CUNGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 37, 39, 41. 1840. 385 in the same; and the office of surveyor general, in every such district, shall thereafter cease and be discontinued. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That whenever the quantity of Certain land public land remaining unsold in any land district shall be reduced to a °m°$’S'° be dis' number of acres less than one hundred thousand, it shall be the duty °°mm°°d' of the Secretary of the Treasury to discontinue the land office of such Post, p.455. district; and if any land, in any such district, shall remain unsold at the time of the discontinuance of a land office, the same shall be subject to sale at some one of the existing land offices most convenient to the district in which the land office shall have been discontinued, of which the Secretary of the Treasury shall give notice. Approved, June 12, 1840. S·1·A·rtm: I. Gun. XXXVH.-An Act concerning prisoners of the United States committed to yum, 12 18,,,0 the gaol in the County of Providence and State of Rhode Island. ———»L····: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States if America in Congress assembled, That all prisoners The ,,,50,,8,8 committed to the present gaol in the County of Providence and State of :hepU. S. to of Rhode Island under the authority of the United States, shall be kept b¤ k?Pt ¤¤d¤!' until discharged by due course of the laws thereof under thelike restric· :§;,,;‘1;;,L°j;§gf tions and penalties as in the case of prisoners committed to said gaol Rhode Island. under the authority of said State of Rhode Island, Approved, June 12, 1840. Srnurs I. Cnnr. XXXIX. —-dn dot making provision for the payment of pensions to the Jam, 19 1840 executors or administrators of deceased pensioners in certain cases. ---——4--` Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States if America in Congress assembled, That in case any male pen- In ease cfn sioncr shall die, leaving children, but no widow, the amount of pension P¤¤¤l°F¢¤' l¢¤V- due to such pensioner at the time of his death shall be paid to the exe- E3 ilglgiggtv cutor or administrator on the estate of such pensioner, for the sole and ' exclusive benefit of the children, to be by him distributed among them in equal shares, and the same shall not be considered as a part of the assets of said estate, nor liable to be applied to the payment of the debts of said estate in any case whatever. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case any pensioner who In case cfs is a widow shall die, leaving children, the amount of pension due at the P•¤¤¤iQ¤¤* Wh° time of her death shall be paid to the executor or administrator for the {gg5g2E2y_ benefit of her children, as directed in the foregoing section. dren. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in case of the death of any In case of any pensioner, whether male or female, leaving children, the amount of pen- P°¤S*g!}g' M" sion may be paid to any one or each of them, as they may prefer, with- mg c I mn' out the intervention of an administrator. Approved, June 19, 1840. "—‘ Srnurs 1. Cnnp, XLI,-An Act to provide for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, and dis- Jn1y 4, 1349, lzursement of the public revenue. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House rj Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be prepared Roping p bz and provided, within the new Treasury building now erecting at the m_°;;,f seat of Government, suitable and convenient rooms for the use of the va,,;,,, and',,,,;,, Treasurer of the United States, his assistants and clerks: and sufficient for the public and secure fire-proof vaults and safes for the keeping of the public m°“°Y“· moneys in the possession and under the immediate control of the said Treasurer; which said rooms, vaults, and safes, are hereby constituted

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