United States Statutes at Large/Volume 5/26th Congress

The 26th United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1839, to March 4, 1841, during the third and fourth years of Martin Van Buren's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Fifth Census of the United States in 1830. Both chambers had a Democratic majority.Excerpted from 26th United States Congress on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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1st SessionEdit

Public LawsEdit

ACTS OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

of the

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 2d day of December, 1839, and ended the 21st day of July, 1840.

Martin Van Buren, President; Richard M. Johnson, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; Robert M. T. Hunter, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. An Act making appropriations, in part, for the support of Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty. Jan. 8, 1840
2 Chapter II. An Act making appropriations for the payment of the Revolutionary and the other pensioners of the United States, for the year eighteen hundred and forty. Feb. 22, 1840
3 Chapter III. An Act to amend the act “to provide for taking the sixth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine. Feb. 26, 1840
4 Chapter IV. An Act to continue the office of commissioner of Pensions, and to transfer the pension business, heretofore transacted in the Navy Department, to that office. March 4, 1840
5 Chapter V. An Act additional to the act on the subject of Treasury Notes. March 31, 1840
6 Chapter VI. An Act to cancel the bonds given to secure duties upon vessels and their cargoes, employed in the Whale Fishery, and to make registers, lawful papers for such vessels. April 4, 1840
7 Chapter VII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. April 10, 1840
8 Chapter VIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. April 10, 1840
9 Chapter IX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1840
10 Chapter X. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
11 Chapter XI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
12 Chapter XII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
13 Chapter XIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
14 Chapter XIV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
15 Chapter XV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
16 Chapter XVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
17 Chapter XVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
18 Chapter XVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
19 Chapter XIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 2, 1840
20 Chapter XX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 8, 1840
21 Chapter XXI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 8, 1840
22 Chapter XXII. An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty. May 8, 1840
23 Chapter XXIII. An Act for altering the time of holding the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Pennsylvania, at Williamsport. May 8, 1840
24 Chapter XXIV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 8, 1840
25 Chapter XXV. An Act to revive an act authorizing certain soldiers in the late war to surrender the bounty lands drawn by them and to locate others in lieu thereof, and for other purposes. May 27, 1840
26 Chapter XXVI. An Act to extend for a longer period the several acts now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors of the United States. May 27, 1840
27 Chapter XXVII. An Act authorizing Sippican and Mattapoisett, within the township of Rochester, in the State of Massachusetts, to be known hereafter as ports under those names. May 27, 1840
28 Chapter XXVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 27, 1840
29 Chapter XXIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 27, 1840
30 Chapter XXX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 27, 1840
31 Chapter XXXI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 27, 1840
32 Chapter XXXII. An Act supplemental to the act entitled “An act to grant pre-emption rights to settlers on the public lands,” approved June twenty-second, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight. June 1, 1840
33 Chapter XXXIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. June 1, 1840
34 Chapter XXXIV. An Act to carry into effect a convention between the United States and the Mexican Republic. June 12, 1840
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act to authorize registers and receivers to administer oaths required to be taken by purchasers of public land. June 12, 1840
36 Chapter XXXVI. An Act for the discontinuance of the office of Surveyor General in the several districts, so soon as the surveys therein can be completed, for abolishing land offices under certain circumstances and for other purposes. June 12, 1840
37 Chapter XXXVII. An Act concerning prisoners of the United States committed to the gaol in the County of Providence and State of Rhode Island. June 12, 1840
38 Chapter XXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. June 19, 1840
39 Chapter XXXIX. An Act making provision for the payment of pensions to the executors or administrators of deceased pensioners in certain cases. June 19, 1840
40 Chapter XL. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. June 19, 1840
41 Chapter XLI. An Act to provide for the collection, safe keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue. July 4, 1840
42 Chapter XLII. An Act to amend an act approved the eighteenth of January eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to require the judge of the district of East and West Tennessee to hold a court at Jackson in said State,’ approved June the eighteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight,” and for other purposes. July 4, 1840
43 Chapter XLIII. An Act in addition to the acts respecting the judicial system of the United States. July 4, 1840
44 Chapter XLIV. An Act to remove the land office from Chocchuma to Grenada, in the State of Mississippi. July 4, 1840
45 Chapter XLV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 4, 1840
46 Chapter XLVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 4, 1840
47 Chapter XLVII. An Act to amend the act, approved May thirteenth, eighteen hundred, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States.’” July 20, 1840
48 Chapter XLVIII. An Act in addition to the several acts regulating the shipment and discharge of seamen, and the duties of consuls. July 20, 1840
49 Chapter XLIX. An Act to annex a certain tract of land to the Coosa land district, and for other purposes. July 20, 1840
50 Chapter L. An Act to provide for the support of the Military Academy for the year eighteen hundred and forty. July 20, 1840
51 Chapter LI. An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty. July 20, 1840
52 Chapter LII. An Act to provide for the expenses of making an exploration and survey of that part of the Northeastern boundary line of the United States which separates the States of Maine and New Hampshire from the British Provinces. July 20, 1840
53 Chapter LIII. An Act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty. July 20, 1840
54 Chapter LIV. An Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty. July 20, 1840
55 Chapter LV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
56 Chapter LVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
57 Chapter LVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
58 Chapter LVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
59 Chapter LIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
60 Chapter LX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
61 Chapter LXI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
62 Chapter LXII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
63 Chapter LXIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
64 Chapter LXIV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
65 Chapter LXV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
66 Chapter LXVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
67 Chapter LXVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
68 Chapter LXVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
69 Chapter LXIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
70 Chapter LXX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
71 Chapter LXXI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
72 Chapter LXXII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
73 Chapter LXXIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
74 Chapter LXXIV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
75 Chapter LXXV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
76 Chapter LXXVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
77 Chapter LXXVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
78 Chapter LXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
79 Chapter LXXIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
80 Chapter LXXX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
81 Chapter LXXXI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
82 Chapter LXXXII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
83 Chapter LXXXIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
84 Chapter LXXXIV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
85 Chapter LXXXV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
86 Chapter LXXXVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
87 Chapter LXXXVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
88 Chapter LXXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
89 Chapter LXXXIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
90 Chapter XC. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
91 Chapter XCI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
92 Chapter XCII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
93 Chapter XCIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
94 Chapter XCIV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
95 Chapter XCV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
96 Chapter XCVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
97 Chapter XCVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840
98 Chapter XCVIII. An Act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty. July 21, 1840
99 Chapter XCIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 21, 1840
100 Chapter C. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 21, 1840

Public ResolutionsEdit

Resolution Date
No. 1. Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to continue certain clerks employed in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. May 2, 1840
No. 2. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 16, 1840
No. 3. A Resolution concerning the statue of Washington, by Greenough. May 27, 1840
No. 4. A Resolution to authorize the President to dispose of certain presents from the Imaum of Muscat and the Emperor of Morocco. May 27, 1840
No. 5. Joint Resolution for the exchange of books and public documents for foreign publications. July 20, 1840
No. 6. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. July 20, 1840

2nd SessionEdit

Public LawsEdit

ACTS OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

of the

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 7th day of December, 1840, and ended the 3d day of March, 1841.

Martin Van Buren, President; Richard M. Johnson, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; Robert M. T. Hunter, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. An Act making appropriations, in part, for the support of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. Dec. 18, 1840
2 Chapter II. An Act supplementary to an act to abolish imprisonment for debt in certain cases. Jan. 14, 1841
3 Chapter III. An Act further to amend the act entitled “An act to provide for taking the sixth census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine. Jan. 14, 1841
4 Chapter IV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 2, 1841
5 Chapter V. An Act to authorize the issuing of Treasury Notes. Feb. 15, 1841
6 Chapter VI. An Act making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and other pensioners of the United States, for the year eighteen hundred and forty-one, and for other purposes. Feb. 15, 1841
7 Chapter VII. An Act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the State of Tennessee to issue grants and perfect titles to certain lands therein described, and to settle the claims to the vacant and unappropriated lands within the same,” passed the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six. Feb. 18, 1841
8 Chapter VIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 18, 1841
9 Chapter IX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 18, 1841
10 Chapter X. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 27, 1841
11 Chapter XI. An Act to make further provision for the expenses of an exploration and survey of that part of the northeastern boundary line of the United States which separates the States of Maine and New Hampshire from the British provinces. Feb. 27, 1841
12 Chapter XII. An Act to confirm to the State of Indiana the land selected by her for that portion of the Wabash and Erie canal which lies between the mouth of the Tippecanoe river and Terre Haute, and for other purposes. Feb. 27, 1841
13 Chapter XIII. An Act further to continue in force the act for the payment of horses and other property lost in the military service of the United States. Feb. 27, 1841
14 Chapter XIV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
15 Chapter XV. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
16 Chapter XVI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
17 Chapter XVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
18 Chapter XVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
19 Chapter XIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
20 Chapter XX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
21 Chapter XXI. An Act making an appropriation to defray the expense of a delegation of the Seminole Indians west of the Mississippi to Florida, and for other purposes. March 2, 1841
22 Chapter XXII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
23 Chapter XXIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1841
24 Chapter XXIV. An Act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. March 3, 1841
25 Chapter XXV. An Act to provide for the support of the Military Academy for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. March 3, 1841
26 Chapter XXVI. An Act to confirm land patents. March 3, 1841
27 Chapter XXVII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1841
28 Chapter XXVIII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1841
29 Chapter XXIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1841
30 Chapter XXX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1841
31 Chapter XXXI. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1841
32 Chapter XXXII. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1841
33 Chapter XXXIII. An Act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. March 3, 1841
34 Chapter XXXIV. An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. March 3, 1841
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of the Government for the year eighteen hundred and forty-one. March 3, 1841
36 Chapter XXXVI. An Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one. March 3, 1841
37 Chapter XXXVII. An Act making an appropriation for the temporary support of certain destitute Kickapoo Indians, and to defray the expense of removing and subsisting the Swan Creek and Black River Indians of Michigan. March 3, 1841
38 Chapter XXXVIII. An Act to amend the act entitled “An act to amend the act approved May thirteenth eighteen hundred, entitled ‘An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States.’” March 3, 1841
39 Chapter XXXIX. See Private Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1841
40 Chapter XL. An Act to abolish the port of delivery and the office of Surveyor of the Customs at Currituck Inlet in North Carolina. March 3, 1841

Public ResolutionsEdit

Resolution Date
Joint Resolution to present incorporated universities, colleges, &c., with copies of the catalogue of the Library of Congress. Jan. 14, 1841