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j: I '.. It!' "I ji if jVhole No. 78 7. Tarborougti, ( Edgecombe County, JV C.J Saturday, March 27, 1841 Vol XVII Xo' iZ. The Tarborough Press, BT GROIU3E HOWARD, Is published weekly at Two Dollars and Fifty rents per year, if paid in advance or, Three IhlliifSH me 01 mis suuscnpiion year. For a"5 period 'ess than a year, Twsnt i-ire r , npr month. Subscribers are at libert v to diVontinue at any time, on ivin notice thereof and paying arrears those residing at a distance sible reference in this vicinity. Advertisements not exceeding a square will be inserted at One Dollar the first insertion, and 35 cents foT every continuance. Longer advertise ments in like proportion. Court Orders and Ju dicial advertisements 25 per cent, higher. Ad vertisements must be marked the number of in required, or thev will be continued until ot,erise ordered and charged accordingly. Letters addressed to the Editor must be post pai j or they may not be attended to. (BY AUTHORITY.) LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Public No. G. iAXACTto make further provision for the expenses of an exploration and i survey of that part of the northeastern boundary line of the United States which separates the Stales of Maine and New Hampshire from the British Provinces. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. .That the sum of seventy-five thousand dol lars, in addition to the sum heretofore pro vided, be, and the same is hereby, appro priated, out of any money in the Treasury " not otherwise appropriated, to enable the i President of the United States to cause to ! be made and completed an exploration and survey of that part of the northeastern boundary line of the United States and the .adjacent country, which separates the States of Maine and New Hampshire from the British provinces. R. M. T. HUNTER, Speaker of the House of Representatives. RH. JNI. JOHNSON, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate. Approved, February 27th, 1S41. M. VAN BUREN. Public No. S AN ACT to confirm to the Stale of India na the land selected by h r for that por tion of the Wabash and Erie canal which lies between the mouth of the Tippeca noe river and Terrc Haute, and for oth er purposes. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, 1 hat there be, and there hereby is, con firmed to the State of Ind iana, the land se lected by her, under the provisions of the act of second of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, entitled "An act to grant a certain quantity of land to the State oflndiana, for the purpose of aiding the State in opening a canal to connect the wa ters of the Wabash with those of Lake Erie," for that portion of the canal between the mouth of the Tippecanoe river and Terre Haute, as returned by said State to the Secretary of the Treasury. Sec. 2. And be it further cnacled,Thz I should any of said lands, at the time of their selection and location by the Slate, have been subject to any right of pre-emp-t'on, or other legal incumbrance, the State f Indiana shall be, and she hereby is, au thorized to select, of any lands subji ct to Pr'vate entry in said State, other lands in lleu of so much thereof as may be so in cumbered, and, upon return of a desrrip 'J2,0n of the same to the Secretary of the feasury, thesame shall be, and hereby is, firmed to the State: Provided, That no "tore land shall be selected, or hereby con- red, than a quautiiy equal to one hah 01 five sections jn width on each side o. said canal, from the mouth of the Tippeca ne nver to Terre Haute. Approved, February 27th, 1S41. Public No. 9. ACT further to continue in force the actfor the payment of horses and other property lost in the military service of lh United States. , .fit enacted by the Senate and House i Jwpresentatives of the United States 'huerica in Cn5ress assembled, I for th aCl enlitletl "An act to provide jpert, Pa)'ment of horses and other pro f vie pSt0r cle.slro.Ved in the military ser United States." nnnrnvfd nn hund6 itGenth day of Janua'T, eighteen eonti ind thirty-seven, and which was Hd ilfX! a ln force r vo years from the uie second session of the twenty- nun congress, by an act entitled "An ac to continue in force the act for thepiymen' of horses and other properly lost in the -iunuy service," approved on the Seventh i .i u 1 v , eighteen hundred and thirty-eitrht, he, and thesame is herebv. further contin ued in force for two years from the eil 1 of the present session of Congress. Approved, February 27th, 1S41. Pkivate No. 4. AN AC P for the relief of Mary Tucker. Be it enacted by the Senate and House " Keprcsentatives of the United St-ites nj America in Congress assembled, That the west half of section fifteen, in township six south, of range six, south, of range two eist, in the Territory of Arkan sas, be, and the same is herebv. rpsprvnd from sale, and appropriated for the use of ononis in-said township, in lieu of the southwest fractional nuarter mid thp south east fractional quarter of section sixteen, m that township; and the east half of see- tion number fifteen, in township number six south, of range two east, shall be taken and held, in all respects, and for the sinie purposes, as the aforsaid fractional quarters of section number sixteen would have been held and taken if this act had not been pas sed, the majority of the citizens of said township having agreed to the same. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Mary Tucker, the occupant upon section was selected by the State of Alaba said fractional quarter sections, be, and is ma, under the act of Congress "ranting hereby, authorized to enter the same with- four hundred thousand acres of relinquish"" ... .i.uMi.i-, uuui inu jj.i-s.-visc; ui iin act. at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, in proper land ollice. Approved, February 27ih, 1S41 Pkivatk No. 5. CTfor the relief of lieutenant John AN E. Hispham. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uniltd Stales of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid to Lieutenant John E. Bispham, out of any money in the Treasu ry not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty-nine dollars and sixteen cents, the amount awarded to him by Congress, as one of the captors of a piraticaf felucca, taken in the West Indies, in eighteen hun dred and twenty-three, and transferred to the Treasury by reason of his non-claim within the time limited by law. Approved, March 2d, 1S41. Private No. 6. AN ACT for the relief of Jean Baptiste Comeau. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That Jean Baptiste Comeau, of the parish of Lafayette, in the State of Louisiana, be, and he is hereby, authorized to enter, with out payment therefor, two hundred and ten acres of land, upon any of the public lands which have been surveyed, and are subject to sale by private entry in the said State, in lieu of a like quantity of land con firmed to him upon the report of the - com missioners of land claims for the western district of Louisiana, of the first of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and which was subsequently sold by the United States to a certain Jean E. Lefeb vre, under the provisions of the act of the twelfth of April, one thousand eight hun dred and fourteen, entitled "An act for the final adjustment of land titles in the Stale of Louisiana and Territory of Missouri:" Provided. The location of the land, the entry of which is here authorized, shall, as near as can be, conform to the legal divi sions and subdivisions of the surveys of the public lands; and if the quantity located shall exceed two hundred and ten acres, the residue shall be paid for at the mini mum price of public lands; and upon a re turn of the usual certificate to the General Land Office of the United Slates, a patent shall issue, as in other cases of land sold by the United States. Approved, March 2d, 1841. Private No. 7. AN ACT for the relief of John Carter. Be it enacted by the Senate and House tf Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That John Carter, of Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, be, and he is hereby authorized to bring into the District of Co lumbia, from the State of Alabama, his slave man William, and the said slave to hold in the said District, in. the same man ner as if the said man William find been always resident in the said District; any law or usage to the contrary notwithstan ding. Approved, March 2d, 1S41. Private No. S. AN ACT granting a pension to Hannah Leigh ton. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War place the name of Hannah Leighton on the roll of Revolu tionary pensioners, and pay her a pension at the rate of eighty dollars a year, from the fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, during her 1 i fe. Approved, March 2d, 1841. Private No. 9. AN ACT for the relief of William Jortes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House it ... vj uepresenratives oj the United States oj America in Congress assembled, That the register and receiver of the land office at Huntsville, in the State of Alaba ma, be, and they are hereby required to issue a certificate to William Jones, of Lawrence county, in said State, for the amount received in said land office for the southwest quarter of section twenty-two, in township live, ot ransre three west, and the additional amount of the interest which has accrued thereon, at the rate of six ner centum per annum: Provided, said Jones shall file in said land office a relinauish- ment of all right, title, and interest in said quarter section, to the Government of the United Mates; and the said certificate shall be received in payment of any of the pub lic lands which may be thereafter sold in the State of Alabama: Jlnd provided, al so, 1 hat it shall be satisfaction said register and receiver, that said nmrtpr mini tu fliiu oiuie, ior me improvement ol the navigation of tho T other rivers, before the sale thereof at said United States land office. Approved, March 2d, 1S41. Private No. 10. AN ACT for the relief of Charles M. Kel ler and Henry Stone. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Charles M. Keller and Henry Stone, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty cents, for property destroy ed by fire while in the public service. Approted, March 2d, 1841. Private No. 11. AN ACT for the relief of William P. Rathbone. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, authorized to settle the ac counts of William P. Rathbone, late a dis trict paymaster in the army of the United States; and also his accounts as army con tractor, under his contracts of the first of November, eighteen hundred and sixteen, and of the fifth of November, eighteen hun dred and seventeen, (giving proper con sideration to the report of referees made in a cause commenced in the district court of the United States for the southern district of New York, by the United States of A mcrica, against the said William P. Rath bone and his sureties, and bearing date the seventeenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, without considering it as conclusive,) and that the balance, if any, which may be found due to the said Wil liam P. Rathbone, be paid out of any mon ey in the Treasury not otherwise appro pi iated. Approved, March 2d, 1S41. Private No. 12. AN ACT for'therelicf ofJoabSeely. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed to refund and pay to Joab Seely the sum of twenty dol lars, bein- the amount of an overpayment made by him into the Treasury of the Uni ted States for a patent for a new invention. Approved, March 2d, 1841. Private No. 13. AN ACT granting a pension to Lemuel White. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War place the name of Lemuel White on the roll of Revolu tionary pensioners, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty dollars a year, from the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, during his life. Approved, March 2d, 1S41. Private No. 14. AN ACT for the relief of Avery, Salt mash, and Company. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is herebv, authorized arid required .o pay, out ot any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Avery, Salt marsh, and Company, the contractors for carrying the mail on the route from Co lumbus, Georgia, to Montgomery, Alaba ma, the sum of nine thousand seven hun dred and seventy-nine dollars, it being for property employed by them in transporta tion of the mail captuied and destroyed by the Creek Indians in May, eighteen hun dred and thirty six. Approved, March 3d, 1841. Private No. 15. AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Mi guel Eslava. he it enacted by the Senate and House oj represent a lives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the decision of ihe register and receiv er of the land office for the district of St. Stephen's in the State of Alabama, as con tained in their report bearing date the third day of May, one thousand eisht hun dred and thirty-two, confirming a claim of the heirs of Miguel Eslava, deceased, (be ing claim number three in report number two,) and made in pursuance of the act of Congress, approved the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, entitled "An act confirming the reports of the register and receiver for the district of St. Stephen's in the State of Alabama, and for other purposes," bo, and the same is hereby, confirmed: Provided, That the confirmation provided to be made by this act shall amount only to a relin quishment, for ever, on the part of the Uni ted States, of all right and title whatever to the land so confirmed or granted: Provid ed, also, That the survey and location here after to be made of said claims, which are hereby confirmed, ?hall be made in con formity with the original Spanish title pa pers, unless the surveys of said claims be found variant from the grants, according to the usages of the Spanish Government, in which case, the grants are to govt rn. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That after the proper location of the claims hereby confirmed, it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of the General Land Office to issue patents for the same, con taining a reservation of the rights of all third persons: Provided, That the said pa tents shall be construed to convey to the claimants all such legal and equitable rights only, as may exist under the laws of na tions, or under the Constitution and laws of the United States, or treaties applicable to the said grants, under and by virtue of the said Spanish grants. And it shall be also the duty of the Commissioner of the General. Land Office forthwith to issue pa tents to Jonathan Hunt and Audley H. Gazzam, for all such portion of said lands for which they now hold receipts issued b the receiver of the land office at St. Ste phen's, in the State of Alabama; which pa tents shall contain an exception and reser vation of all the rights of the said Spanish grantees, their heirs or assigns, under the titles claimed by them under the Spanish Government: Provided, That the patents issued to the said Hunt and Gazzam shall be construed to convey to them all such rights only, as are not inconsistent with the legal or equitable rights of the said Spanish grantees, their heirs or assigns, under the laws of nations, or under the Constitution and laws of the United States, or treaties applicable to said grants, under and by vir tue of the Spanish grants hereby confirmed Approved, March 3d, 1841. Private No. 16 AN ACT for the relief of Joseph Bogy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Joseph Bogy, to whom was confirm ed a concession of three hundred and twen ty arpens of land in Arkansas, by mistake for eight hundred arpens, be, and he is hereby, empowered to locate four hundred and eighty arpens of land on any land sub ject to sale at private entry, in the State of Arkansas. Approved, March 3d, 1S41. Private No. 17. AN ACT to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to refund the duties collected on the French ship Alexandre. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury is heie by authorized to refund, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriat ed, such amount of duty as may have been collected at the port of Newport, upon the French ship Alexandre, and her cargo, brought into the United Slates by mutin eers. The vessel being bound, at the time the mutinv occurred, to the uort of Bord- - j . , eaux, in France, and no part of the cargo having been consumed in the United States. Appboved, March 3d 1841. Pmvate No. IS. AN ACT respecting the heirs of Agnei Dundas. Be it enacf d by Ihe Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembledf That from and afier the parsing of this act, whatever interest in law or equity the Uni ted States niav have to lh? houses, and lot on which said houses stand, being otl the north side of King street, between Pitt and Royal streets, in the town of Alexan dria, in the District of Columbia, with all the bick buildings and warehouses, to HootPs i alley, and in and to the mesne pro fits arising from thesame, shall be, and the" same is hereby, released to Nancy M. Keene, Sophia Peyton, Eliza Dundas, John Dundas, Thomas Dundds, William H. Dundas, and Henry T. DOndas, claim ing to be the lawful heirs of Agnes Dundas deceased, late of the District of Columbia. Approved, March 3d, 1S41. Private No. 19 AN ACT to incorporate the Washington City Benevolent Society. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, riiat from and after the passage of this act, all those persons who are, or shall hereaft er become, members of "the Washington City Benevolent Society," of the city ot v ashington, District of Cnlumhia, Ko, and thev are hereby, made a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "the Washington City Benevolent bociety, and shall so continue until the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty, and by that name shall have perpeU ual succession, and by that name may sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and bede fended, in courts of record and in any oth er place whatsoever; and by that name may make, have, and use, a common seal, and the same may break, alter, and renew at pleasure; and shall have power to ordain, establish, and put in execution such by laws, ordinances, and regulations, as shall seem necessary and convenient for the go vernment of said corporation, not being contrary to the laws and Constitution of the United States; and generally to do and ex ecute all acts necessary or proper for the objects of said corporation, subject to the limitations and provisions of this act4 Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the monthly contributions, and all other moneys received on account of the society, may from time to time, be invest ed in the publicstocks of the United States, in loans to individuals, or in stocks of any incorporated banking institution or corpor ation; and the moneys so invested, or that may be deposited, shall be drawn out of the bank or place of deposite only on the order of the Treasurer, countersigned by the Secretary, and approved by the Presi dent, Provided, nevertheless, That the said society or body politic shall not, at any one time, hold or possess property, re al, personal, or mixed, exceeding in total value the sum of twenty thousand dollars. Sec. J. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for the paid cor poration to deal or trade in the manner of a bank, nor issue any note in the nature of a bank note, nor transact any other kind of business, or deal in any other manner or thing than is expressly authorized by the second section of this act; and any officer or officers who shall have assented to any such dealing or trade, shall, on conviction thereof, in the proper court, forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred dollars, one half to the use of the poor of the city of Washington, District of Columbia, and the other half to the use ot the person who may prosecute for the same: Provided, always. That Congress may, at any time, amend, alter, or annul this act. Approved, March 3d, 1841. Private No. 20. AN ACT to authorize the enrolment or register of the schooner Amistad. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Spanish schooner Amistad, lately sold at New London, by the marshal, in pursuance of an order of the district court of the United States for the district of Con necticut, may be registered, or enrolled, the same as if said schooner had been built within the United States. Approved, March 3d, 1S4L Texas. An Act has just passed Tovinn Congress, exemntinc Slaves the in the possession or ownership of the bona fide master, heirs, legatee or icgaiets, ui anv intestate or deceased pcr.un, uum forced sale, by virtue of any writ of vendi tioni exponas, fieri facias, or execution ofany kind." The ttf.-ct of this law, it seems to us, will be to hold out a bounty to swindlers to run off negroes from the Uni ted States. m ' f : 4 t "1 Lv. I jili i 4 f i 3 Hi? i J

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