Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 5.djvu/655

This page needs to be proofread.

TVVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess.IH. Ch. 85,86. 1843. 619 thousand dollars, to the said Samuel F. B. Morse, and the persons employed under him, such sums of money as he may deem to be a fair compensation for the services of the said Samuel F. B. Morse, and the persons employed under him, in constructing and in superintending the construction of the said line of telegraphs authorized by this act. Approved, March 3, 1843. i Smrure III. Cmp. LXXXV.——An dc! for the protection of commerce on Lake Miehigan, Mm}, 3, 1g4g_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the [Obsolete.] United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following Appmp,m. sums of money be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid tionsout of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the protection of commerce on Lake Michigan. For the half calendar year from the first of January to thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-three; and for the fiscal year from the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-three, to the thirtieth June eighteen hundred and forty-four, viz: For the construction of a harbor at the most suitable situation at or Milwwkio near Milwaukie in the Territory of Wisconsin, to be made under the h”b‘"’ survey of an orlicer to be appointed by the Secretary of War, for the said half calendar year, fifteen thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, fifteen thousand dollars. It shall be the duty of the corps of topographical engineers to survey Light-h¤¤S¤ M and select the most suitable site for :1 light-house at or near Southport S°“’hp°"‘ on Lake Michigan, in said Territory. For continuing the public works at the harbor of Chicago, in the State Chi¤¤g<> lm`- of Illinois, for the said half calendar year, ten thousand dollars; and b"' for the said fiscal year, fifteen thousand dollars. For continuing the public works at the harbor of St. Joseph in the SL -l0S¢>ph State of Michigan; for the said half calendar year, ten thousand dol- mlb"' lars; and for the said fiscal year, fifteen thousand dollars. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That before the money hereby I;¤<=¤¤i¤t] of appropriated for the construction of a harbor at or near said Milwaukie, g;f"’°“k"’ hm" shall be expended, the corps of topographical engineers shall select ` from actual examination and survey the point of location of said harbors. Approved, March 3, 1843. —-——-——· Srnors HI. CHAP. LXXXVI.—-hn not to authorize the investigation of alleged frauds under March 3, 1343 the pre-emption laws, and for other purposes. (zz) "*"—···*"*‘ Be it marred by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States ry' America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of An_agentto_be the General Land Office be, and he hereby is, authorized to appoint a $gP3£;dc;;;;‘ competent agent, whose duty it shall be, under direction of said Com— Oysayfegcdiygaud missioner, to investigate, upon oath, the cases of fraud pnder the pre- in Colpmbus Gmption laws, alleged to exist in the Columbus land distr1ct,'m the State land dlsmch of Mississippi, referred to in the late annual report of said Commissioner, communicated to Congress by letter of the Secretary of the Treasury, dated December the fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred I and forty-two ; and that such agent shall examine all witnesses who may Moda of invesbe brought before him by the individual or individuals alleging the fraud, "g““°"‘ as well as those witnesses who may be produced by the parties in interest, to sustain said claims; and that he be, and is hereby, invested with power to administer to such witnesses an oath to speak the truth in regard to any question which may be deemed necessary to the full

fag6g6B notcs of the acts which have been passed relating to pre-emption rights; act of May 29, 1830. ei. ‘ .