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TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess.1. Cr-L87. 1836. 35 provisions of the same, and the principles of justice, equity and the law of nations. The said commissioner shall have a secretary, versed in the Spanish and French languages, and a clerk, both to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and the commissioner, secretary, and clerk, shall, before they enter on the duties of their offices, take oath well and faithfully to perform the duties thereof Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioner shall commission, be, and he is hereby, authorized to make all needful rules and regula- ertomake rules tions, not contravening the laws of the land, the provisions of this act, ’“d’°g“l'“i°”“· or the provisions of the said convention, for carrying his aid commission into full and complete effect. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner, so to be Commissionappointed, shall attend at the city of Washington, and his salary shall °,: W ““*;."d ai begin to be allowed within thirty days after his appointment; and within W,§i:i¥,;,On_ twelve months from the time of his attendance as aforesaid, he shall terminate his duties. And the Secretary of State is required, as soon as the said commissioner shall be appointed, to give notice of his attendance at Washington as aforesaid, to be published in two newspapers in the city of Washington, and in such other newspapers as he may think proper. Ssc. 4. And be it further enacted, That all records, documents, or Records und other papers, which now are in, or hereafter, during the continuance g°{E“'”°H‘¤*°b° of this commission, may come into the possession of the Department h?,:°" °° of State, in relation to such claim, shall be delivered to the commissioner aforesaid. Sec.5. And be it further enacted, That the compensation of the Compensation. respective officers for whose appointment provision is made by this act, shall not exceed the following sums, namely: To the said commissioner, at the rate of three thousand five hundred dollars per annum; to the secretary, at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum; and to the clerk, at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum. And the President of the United States shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to make such provision for the contingent expenses of the said commissioner as shall appear to him reasonable and proper; and the said salaries and expenses shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Duties of the Secretary of the Treasury to cause the inscription or inscriptions which S¤¤f¤¥¤1‘Y vfllw shall be issued by the Spanish Government, in pursuance of the afore- T"°“°‘“`Y‘ said convention, to be deposited in the archives of the Legation of the United States, at Paris, until otherwise ordered by the President of the United States; and it shall also be lawful for the Secretary of the Treasury, and he is hereby authorized and required, to cause the moneys which may from time to time be paid in pursuance of the said convention, to be duly received and accounted for at Paris, and the same to be remitted, on the most advantageous terms, to the United States of America; and the said moneys, so received and remitted, shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States, and the same are hereby appropriated to be distributed and paid to those authorized to receive them, according [to] the provisions of this act. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner aforesaid Commigsion shall report to the Secretary of State a list of all the several awards ctw rsp0m made by him, a certified copy of which shall be by the said Secretary &°· of State transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall thereupon distribute in ratable proportions, among the persons in whose favor the award shall have been made, such moneys as may have been received into the Treasury in virtue of this act, according to the proportions which their respective awards shall bear to the whole amount then