NEWBERN, N..'C. SATURDAY,; JUNE 15 I8?2.
NUMBER 221 i
tilSTiD AND PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY
PASTEUR $ WATSON, !
; l: I.
At $3 peraunum half in. advance.
for his said services shall be entitled
to demand from the claimants, ten may be-actuallv
cents for each hnndred words contain-s not necessary to be run, ; He shall
ed in said papers, so recorded-; he appoint a suitable; number of deputies
shall be entitled to twenty-five cents and shaU fixand deteimine thejr ites :
for each subpoena issued : Provided, Provided, That the whole cost of stir
That if the amount so received shall vev shall not exceed four dollars u
charge for any line except juch as) ded, That, until the President of the
ally run, nor for any line . United
. cT for ascertaining claims and
titles to lands within the territories
of Florida. v "' : "
Be it enacted by the Senate and
rr .. nf Reorestntatwes of the Vn-
' ie Stath ofAmericain Congress as
That, for the purpose ot; as-
. Jn the claims and' lit o.
lands w thin the lerruo.j . ,
atacnuired by thet. eaiy u. u.c
tv-secon.l of February, one; mousaua
p'.rht hundreJ and nineiec.., r.e
tPil hv the President
of the United States, by ana wuu me
and consent ol me oenaie,
wlro' shall re-
ceive, a Compensation for the duiie
-;.nPil bv the provisions of this act,
t,tiiouad dollars each, be paid
quarterly, from the Treasury ; who
j'Hll open wiiit-v j
tion of claims, at Pensacola? in the
territory oi si
An mstine, in tas: r lonua, u.mci mr
rules, feirulations, ana iouumum,
hereinafter prescribed. I
Sec. 2. tort 6e ir Jurtner enaciea,
That it shall be the duty oi saia
rommissLoners to appoint a suitable
and well qualified Secretary, who shall
record in a well bound oook, an anu
every their acts and proceedings, the
claims admitted, with those rejected,
and the reason of their admission or
fnection. lie snail receive, as a -"iu-
Densation for his services, one thous-
anJ two hundred and fifty dollars, to
kpnid quarterly, from the Treasury.
He shall be acquainted with the Span
ish language; and, before entering on
a discharge of the duties of his office,
shall take and subscribe an oath, be
fore some authority competent to ad
minister it, that he will well and truly
ind faithfully discharge the duties. as-
limned to him, and translate all papers
thitmay be required ol him by the
S.c. 3. And be it further enacted
That said Commissioners, previously
lu entering on a discharge of the duties
fcined them, shall, before the judge
of the Territorial court at Pensacola,
ot some other authority in his absence
campetent to administer It, take an
Path faithfully to discharge the duties
f .!. I ll '
i uifir unices, ano suan cuuimeiicc
ariJ hold their sessions on or before
erirst Monday of July next, at Pen
!a, and on the first .Monday of
exceed cne thousand two hundred and
fifty dollars, which is hereby declared
the, compensation for his services,
the excess shall be reported to the
Commissioners, and be subject to
their disposition, and said Commis
sioners shall proceed te examine and
determine on the-validity of said pat
ents, grants, concessions, and orders
of survey, agreeably to the laws and
ordinances heretofore existing of the
governments making the grants le
spectively, having .due regard, in ail
Spanish claims, to tne contutious and
stipulations contained in he eig itli ar
ticle of the treaty Concluded at Wash
ington, between his Catholic Majesty
and the United Scutes on thetwentv
sedond of February, one thousand
eight hundred and nineteen ; but any
cl urn not filed previous to the ihitv-
hrst day of 31 ay, one thousand ei.ht
liundred and twenty-three, shall re
deemed and hpld to be void and ol
none effect. Provided' nevertheless.
And be it further enacted. That in ail
claims submitted to the decision of
the" Commissioners, wiiere ihe ame
land, or any part thereof, is claimed
by titles emanating both from the1 Bri
tish and Spanish governments, the
commissioners shaft not decide the
same, but shall report all such cases,
with an abstract of " the evidence, to
the Secretary of the'Treasury.
Sec. 5' And be it further enar(ed,
That the Commissioners' siii.ii have
power to enquire into the. justice and
validity of the claims iiieu with iit?ni :
and shall be, and are hereby author
ized fo administer oaths, to compl-the
attendance of witnesses, by suujnDiias
mile: And, provided, also, That none
other than township lines shall be run
where the land is deemed 'fit for cul
tivation ; saiJ surveyor shall reside at
such place as the Piesident of the
United States may direct, and shall
keep his office there- and may charge
the following Tees viz. for recording
plat and surveys of private claims
made bv any of 4iis depjtiesUwenVy-
uve cents tor each mile contained in
the boundary - of .such', survey, and
twenfy-fiv cents for any copy certifi
the books or his ofice.
PilLW P. BAKBOUR?
Speaker of the House of Kepreenta
J lives. s -' ; A ;
' JOHN GAILLARD,4
President of the: Senate, pro tempore
i May 8, 1822 Approved,
! JAMES MONROE.
issued by the Secretary, and tiie ad
duction of such testi nouy as may Ce
wanted ; they shall have access to all
papers and records of u pubfic nature
relative to any land titles within said
provinces, and to wake transcripts
thereof. They sh;;ll examine ino
claims arising under patents, grams,
concessions, and orders' of survey,
where the survey has been actually
made previous to tiie ''twenty-fourth
January, one thousand tight hu:id-ed
and eighteen, where: they are founded
upon conditions, and how far those
conditions have been complied, with ;
anu ii uenvea irom ine tritish gov
ernment, how Tar they have been con
sidered valid under the Spanish gov
ernment ; and if satisfied that s!?id
claims be correct and valid, snail give
confirmation fo them : Provided, i hut
such confirmation shall only operate
as a release of any interest which the
third persons : and provided ihat they
shall not have power to conuim any
claim or part thereof where the amount
AN ACT to relieve the people of
Florida from the operation of cer
tain ordinances. 4
" Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Represent olives of 'the Uni
ted States of America in Congress as
sembled. That an ordinance number
ed three made and passed on the
eighteenth of July, eighteen hundred
and twenty-one, by Major General
Andrew Jacfison, Governor of the
provinces of the Floridas, entitled
" An ordinance prov iding for the nat
uralization of the inhabitants of the
ceded territory ; and an ordinance
J passed by the city council of St. Au
gustine, on the seventeentli October,
t-j'hteenj liundred and twenty-one,
imp osing and laying certain taxes on
the i thabitants, andyaJJ other Jaws,
ordinances, or resolves, so far as they
enforce or confirm the same, be, and
the same are hereby r repealed, and
ueciareu null and void.
states shall deem it expedient
to establish a port of entry in the dis-
trict of Key. West, and a Collector
shall be appointed for said district, thef
same district is annexed to, and shall
be a part of, ,the district of Apalaclu
cblaJ K "' .
Sec, 4. And be it further enacted,
That all the ports, harbors, shores,1
and waters, of the mainjianoYof said
Florida, and of the islands '''"-opposite!
and nearest thereto, exteodhgi from
Charlotte Bay to Cape St. JJlas bej
and hereby are, established - a collec
tion district, by the name of the dis-5
met of Apalachicola : and a port of
-entry shait be established
trict, at snch place as the
the United States shall designate..
for said d is-!
3. And be it further enacted.
1 the residue of the poets, har
aters, and shores, of said Flor
ida, and, of the Islands thereof be.
and the same are, established a col
lection district, by tlm name of the
district of Pensacola, whereof Peosa-
-cola is the only port ofenlry. I'
dec. u. And be it further enacted,
That the President of the United
States be, and he is hereby!, aut horized
to establish such ports of! delivery in f
eaci of isaid districts, aud'also rtf that
portion jof said territory aiimjxed to
the dmrkt of St. iIar 's; as he may ,
deem expedient. i
Sec. 7. And be it further enncted,
That the President"' tiif WnirPH
States, .with the advice and consent
of the Senate shall appoint a collector
for each: district, to reside.afthe rt
of entry and a surveyor for the dis
trict of Pensacola and a surveyor for
and to reside at, each port oi delivery
j authorized by this act : But the Pres-
lueiu m iutr recess o; ine ei;tle, may
make temporary appointments of any '
such collector or surveyor;, wiiose
commission shall expire irt forty days
irom ine commencement of the next
session of Congress thereafter.'
Sec. And be it further enacted,
mat each collector and surveyor au
t Sec 11. And
I hat the fust section of an act pas
sed on the second day of March, one
thousand eight hundred anij nineteen, .
entitled ; An act supplementary ; to
thfc acts concerning-the coasting
trade," be so far altered and amended
that the sea coast and navigable rivers
of the United States be, and the same
are hereby, divided into thtee great
districts, .the first and second to Ibe
and remiiruas therein described, and
the4thiru to include all the potts, har
bors, sea coasts, and navigable rivers
between the southern limits of Geor
gia and! the river Perdido, and siid
third great district so established, I
shall be subject to all'the regulations L
dijt! provisions of said act.
Apphoved MAy J, l$22.
Sec. 2. And be i
S,, j thorized by this act, shall give bo.ui jdent aiuiually
t further enacted, for the true and faidilul discharge of Imitii and teac
AN ACT to nrovidn frr"
: the Ottowas, Poltawainies, Kicka. !
poos, Choctaws, Kaskaskias, to
IMiiihalatubbe, and fo curry into!
effect the treaty of Saga n aw. I : '
Me it enacted, hy the Senate and
House of lirprfsentutivis of the Unf.
ted States of America in Congress nis
tietnbled, Thati for' carrying into el
feet a treaty concluded at Chicago, ciri
the twtmtv-nhth day of August ohe l
thousaijd eiht hundred and twenty- i
one, the following sums, to be pa d j
out f any mone s in the Treasury.
not otherwise appropriated. be.: and
the same are hereby, , appropriated, ;
for fiie;i);)vment of the anninfv in '
: f - ' J
jtrcaty, to beipaid to the ft)ilowmg,Iii
Jdian tribes, th;:t is to ssy : to the Ot
itowas a pM-miioeut annuity of one
jthutivand dollais, annually ; to. tlm
paid tribe of Indians, one thousand?
jfive. hundred dollars, for ten -years, in
ippcrt of -a biacksinilh; teacher, ; and
a person to irutruct the Ottawa in
agriculture and for, the purchase ot
cattle, and farming utensils; fo the ;
Pottawatmies five thousand dollars
annually, for twenty years, find a fur
i her sum cf one thousand dollars to
the said tribe' of Indians, simulated ilk
iaid treaty, to be applied by the Pnsi
That if any person shaW attempt to s his duties, Jin such sum as the T
teacher for them : to the
ti:..1..l :i s r . j- i
en(b, a ,y of said ordinances, deolf the Uni.ed SttK v Hi ,Z C "Z TZ , "'"ik'WO ",0U
or oiVes, by da.a?di, and 1 and prescribe ; arfd ,he 'cijfcW for: UTi lX n " Z Z'SZZXl"
v, or assess- ine .district ol rehsacola shall, in ad-1 f -th i,.,,,., ... ,.i
h J Z :LYi ?tUn. - r ,teS anU yHe, in the state ftf Illinois, on tluj
j ? i --, winn,iL.ii ; lowru O'V law. rfceivt? uiipf? ojr r-.nt
thereof; be. punished, by fine, not ex- 1 commisiints an I no more'.; on all mn.
leoumg iwo . no up red dollars, or by ; neys received and p.,ij by him on ac
count of ; the duties on goods, wares
'and'merciiiindise,and on the tonnage
of vessels ; and each oilier collector
shall, in ! addition to the fees and e-
mi j)i iMMiMirm mn exceeuing six
months, either or both of said punish
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted,
That the President of the United
States shall, in such manner, and uu
dersuch regulations as he may direct
and prescribe, cause to be refunded to
any peisou any sum cf money which
, mice uci ccui.j turriietn Of Jufv. o:ie lhmi:ind - ,f
I ii V . j 7 - -K"-;
hnndiedarid niueteeeti, and to con!
Unue so appropriated so long as the!
said treaties shall be in force. ' . !
Slates may have, and shall not ! may have paid under or by virtue
idered as affecting the rights of of either of said laws, ordinances, or
claimed is undefined in quantity, or
shall pyr.pfl ofiHTjhfiiiv;'n.l nf.ivs : hnl
y thereafter, at St. Augustine, nflii'u X.,n ...';
7 f,ue ascertaining and determining whh tieiropinion lo the 5t.c.
w all c amu to ands within the said r m . , . ...
!.:,...:. ...u-u ,ui t reiaryorme ireasuiy, looeiaiu oe
""ii'l ICS ; IltlllCC ll WilH.ll iiau uc
I v"n,by said Commissioners, in some
n?spaper printed at each place, or,
B thtre be no newspaper, at the most
Public places in said cities, respecfive-I'-ofthe
time at which their sessions
commence, requiting all persons
b bring forward their claims; with ev
ince necessary to support them.
fee session at St.. Augustine shall
n.inate on the thirtieth of June,
ae thousand eight hundred and tweri-
ec. 4. And.oe it further enacted.
4 i ui mis aci snati he ui force from
and after the first day of June next
Approved May 7, 1822.
fore Congress for their determination
Every witness attending under any j
process Irom the Commissioners shall
be allowed one dollar a day, and one
d llar for every twenty miies travel,
to be paid by the party summoning
him : Provided, nevertheless, That
the Commissioners shall not act on,
or take into consideration, any Brit
ish grant, patent, warrant, or order of
L survey, but. those winch are Dona aue
claimed hnd owned by citizens of the
It'liatl eta4 .mMi.t.kMi..
I ,n r. . . . - r, ... unilt?u Jiaws, anu ivuic.i nae never
iurviaru io ine secretary of ttje .
T.; . . y ? been com Densi
sury, to he submitted to ton
less, a detail of all they have done.
deliver over to the surveyor all
archteves documents, and papers,
the British go-
may be in their oossession.
been compensated by
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted,
That thre shall be appointed by the
President of the Uni ed States, by and
with the advice and consent of the
11. 6 11 f .wrtcllSenate a surveyor, who shall possess
'ev,iy person or the heirs of re- ;;the r and itf and eive
i:Vt. ! 7 i9V"9 rne same salary as by law appertains
iu 1.1c surveyor souui oi tue oiaie oi
under any patent, grant,
nnp iI.wiiqi,;! f'tirhl hundred
A . i ii nun w l tmiu uuuv. -j-
, -panisb sovernraent. or by the
r6f nations, andwhich arr not re
""wssioa, or order of survey,
'vus to the twenty-fourth day
lennesseej, but his duties' shall not
commence until the commissioners
shall have examined and decided up
on the claims in West Florida, who
shall thereupon furnish the surveyor
wan a nsi oi tnose aamittea. ana ne
to survey the
I... . 1.. I . ' . -
aiMu nn-, uc.uic uiy d mark:d. and aid down unon
their 1 ' -1 i .'." i e
htMu , with a list of those adm
by the treaty ceding the ternto- hereupo1
C ?JWa.'to 1 ,C country, taking care to
States, sih fie. before the I Li i'-i-i.? 5 ' i -
lo. . J
.""Bstoners, his. her.
Z4 setting forth, narticularlv. its
a general plan, to be kept in bis of
fice the metes: and bounds of the
t..' i i ... K : '
, 1 1 ' 1 . claims so admitted : causing thesame
f. ?ed the deraiiiraent of li- i . . .ui f t
' cre thev are not thf
rr,l,5d claimants; which shall bej
rut d Lv the Secretary, and who, j
to be surveyed at the expense of the
claimants the" price whereof shall be j
AN VCT to provide for, the collec
tion of imports and tonnage in Flo
rida, and for other purposes. ;
lie it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the Uni
ted States of America in Congress as
sembled, That all the portshaibors,
waters, and 'shores,' of all that part of
the main land of Fiorida, lying be
tween the collection district of St. Ma
ry's, in Georgia, and the .river Nas
sau, with all the. ports, harbors, wa
ters, and shores, oi all the Islands op
posite and nearest thereto, "be. and
hereby are, annexed to, and made
and constituted a part of, the collec
tion district of Sr. -iIary's, in Georgia.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted,
That all the ports, harbors, shores,
and waters of the main land in Flori
da, and of the Islands opposite and
nearest thereto, extending front the
said river Nassau to Cape Sable, be,
and the same are hereby, established
a collection district, by the name of
the district of St- AugUstine, whereof
St. Augustine shall be ;the only port
of entry, -' '
Sec. 3. And be it farther enacted,
That aj! the ports, harbors, shores;
and waters of the mxrin land of Flori
ida and the islands opposite and near
est thereto, extending from Cape Sa
ble " to Clrariotte . Bay, be; and the
same are herebv, established a co!ec
tiou district, by the name of the dis
trict of Key West, and a port of en
try may be established in said district,
President of the
moiumenis allowed by -fa w receive an
aunual. salary of live hundred dollars ;
and three per cent, commissions and
no more", on all moneys received and
paid by him on account of the duties
cn goods', wares, and merchandise.
imported into his district, and on the
tonnage of vessels: 'and each ui vev-
Or authorized by this act shall, in ad-.;
dinon tn the fees and emoluments al
lowed by law, i eceive'an annoal sal
ary of three hundred dollar anti each
such collector and s vey or sha ll ex
ercise the same powers, be subject to
thesame duties, and be entitled to the
same privileges and inunjumlies, as
other coljecturs and surveyors of the
customs oft the Unit d States. "
' Sec. 9. j And hi? it further enacted;,
That ships or vessels arriving f'lom
and aflei die thirtieth day ol" June
next, from the Cape of Good iiojje,
or from any place beyond the saint-,
shall be admitted to make entry at the
the port of entry of I'tmsacioid, end at
no other port or place in Florida.
I Sec. lO.j Ai:d be it -'further '.enacted,
That ail laws which impose any du
ties on the importation of any gooUs,
wares and merchandise, into said ter
ritory of Florida, or on theexpoita-
tion of any goods, .wares, and mer
chandise, from said territory, or on the
tonuage of vessels, or .which allow
J any drawback on the exportation of
any goods, wares, or merchandise,
other than such duties or drawbacks,
as are paid or allowed in other terri
tories or places in the United States,
are hereby repealed : Provided, fPhat
nothing in this act contained shall au
thorize, the; allowing of drawbacks on
the exportation of any goods, waresr
and merchandise, from any port or
place of said territory, other than ou
those which shall have been imported
directly into the same, from! a foieign
port or place; and no drawback shall
be allowed on any goods,' wares, &r
into fleet certain
stipulations contained, in the treaty of
the sixteenth Novemberi one thousand
eight numbed and five, with the Cboc-
tdw nation, afid for the annual gtatUM1
ty to said nation, allowed Under tne-
vious treaties, for which no aphropri
afion has heretofore been UMfleJ nnnu-
a(ly twothouaiidfourhiiudred dollars.
Iprthe aurmitv to iMmhalaiiibbee. '
provided for in the treaty contluiled
vjth the Choctaw '.nation, )ctober
eighteenih, one thousand ehdit bun-!
deed and tweoty, and to , curry inf.
effect the stipulation of . said . treaty, I
relative to lijiht horse, annually, seven
ho ud red and fifty doliar. "
For annuuy secured to the Kaskas
kias tribe, by the treaty of the! thir
teenth August, one thousand
hdhdred and tliree, for which' ho
f propriation has heretofore been mad .
ailnunliy, five hundred dollars
liV)r carrying into "effect the stipula
tioh 'contained in the treafv concluded
atj2aganav, twenty fourth September,
j one diousaud eijiht hundred and nine
teen, relative to the employment of a
blacksmith, and persons to ajd in ai;ii
culture, '&c tec. and for vvhiclmo ap
propriation lu- heretofore been made,
tb4 annual sum of two thousand dbllais.
IVeinovtD May 7, 1822. '
1 - 1 ' -
' 1 , - - t . . .. TTT"'"""''""!'
1 H K subsci iber informs the public.
; that he has taken the office lai
ly pccujiied by Mr. Jonathan Pttr,
opposite th'e Methodiit .Meeting
Uousej where he" may at all times brf
found ; ami respectfully offer his ser
vices assi,SUaVE YOityto those who
may .think proper to employ him.
Having prosecuted, his studies lintler
the direction of Mr. f rick, who-
k no wn precision and a ccuracy em -Qehtly
qualified him for aw inlroct ,
and being determined to spare t.
pain j to please, Jie hopes to be ena
bled to give entire satisfaction.
All ofders from iiny part pi tins r
the same as is paid for surveying tbel " . H-c lucs41.
lands j but no purveyor lyycev
merchandise, exported from any port j the adjoining Counties, will be thapU
of Florida Which shall have been in.- : full received and promptly attend )
ported before the tenth day of July, '' to.j ' !
p . j one thousand eiht bendred aud t wen-'t .