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TWENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 63. 1845. 743 point at which the same intersects the Des Moines river, thence by the middle of the channel of that river to the place of beginning. Seo. 3. And be it farther enacted, That the said State of Iowa shall Iowa to have have concurrent jurisdiction on the river Mississippi, and every other °P“F“"°“'j“‘ river bordering on the said State of Iowa, so far as the said rivers shall $;5,;§;p({’;,:,}:1° form a common boundary to said State, and any other State or States other rivers. now or hereafter to be formed or bounded by the same: Such rivers to be common to both: And that the said river Mississippi, and the navigable waters leading into the same, shall be common highways, and forever free as well to the inhabitants of said State, as to all other citizens of the United States, without any tax, duty, impost, or toll therefor, imposed by the said State of Iowa. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it is made and declared to Assemotpeobe a fundamental condition of the admission of said State of Iowa into fg? °f £°“"‘ ‘° the Union, that so much of this act as relates to the said State of Iowa s,;;? news. shall be assented to by a majority of the qualified electors at their township elections, in the manner and at the time prescribed in the sixth section of the thirteenth article of the constitution adopted at Iowa. city the first day of November, anno Domini eighteen hundred and forty- four, or by the legislature of said State. And as soon as such assent shall be given, the President of the United States shall announce the same by proclamation; and therefrom and without further proceedings on the part of Congress the admission of the said State of Iowa into the Union, on an equal footing in all respects whatever with the original States, shall be considered as complete. _ Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That said State of Florida shall F]?°‘?é‘d°"°“ °f embrace the territories of East and W`est Florida, which by the treaty on u` of amity, settlement and limits between the United States and Spain, on the twenty-second day of February, eighteen hundred and nineteen, were ceded to the United States. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That until the next census and r£;‘:;*,§"2OFl°' apportionment shall be made, each of said States of Iowa and Florida have one Rpm_ shall be entitled to one representative in the House of Representatives scntntive in of the United States. C°"g'°sS' Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That said States of Iowa and Iowa a¤dFl<>- Florida are admitted into the Union on the express condition that they gg :‘g:,:°;';‘f:£ shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the public lands lying ,;,,,p,,r,nQi,nd,_ within them, nor levy any tax on the same whilst remaining the pro- I perty of the United States; Provided, That the ordinance of the con- ordm¤¤¢¤_¤f vcntion that formed the constitution of Iowa, and which is appended to g,¥°Ig;'g;g:’%%_ the said constitution, shall not be deemed or takerrto have any effect or yggmyy onus validity, or to be recognised as in any manner obligatory upon the Go- . vernment of the United States. Approved, March 3, 1845. "_"‘ Snrurrt II. Crim. LXIII. --.8n Act making appropriatwns for cerzainfwtgfwaliom of the March 3, IEE. United States, for the year ending on the thirtieth of Juno, eighteen hundred , and forly—si:r. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the . _ United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following ,,‘,mW°pna sums be, and they are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury for the preservation, repairs, and construction of certain fortifications for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and ending on the thirtieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty- six : _ _ , _ For defensive works and barracks near Detroit, Michigan, thirty-[ive Detroit. thousand dollars;