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ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS

PAliSD AT

THE FIRST SESSION

or THE

TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

OF THE


UNITED STATES;

WITH AM

APPENDIX

CONTAINING

ALL PUBLIC TREATIES MADE AND RATIFIED SUBSEQUENTLY TO THE
PUBLICATION OF THE LAWS OF THE PRECEDING SESSION, AND
ALL PROCLAMATIONS BY THE PRESIDENT PROMULGATED
WITHIN THE SAME PERIOD, THAT AFFECT ANY
LAW OR TREATY OF THE UNITED STATES.

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.

WASHINGTON:
JOHN T. TOWERS, PRINTER.
1846.

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PABSED AT THE FIRST SESSI0X, WHICH WAS BEGON AND HELD AT THE CITY OF
WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ON MONDAY, THE FIRST DAY OF
DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIVE.

James K. Polk, President. George M. Dallas, Vice President. Joun W.

Daris, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CHAP. 1.-AN ACT to extend the laws of the United States over the State of

Texas, and for other purposes.

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(Sec. 1. Be it enacled by the Senate and Ilouse of Repre. Hei tatives of the United Slutus of America in Congress as. sembled, That all ihe laws of the United States are hereby The laws of the declared to extend 10 and over, and to have full force and effect

tve r ce and true to and over the within the Stale of Texas, adıilled at the preseni sessiou of State of l'exas. Congress into the confederacy and Union of the United States.

Sec. 2. And be ir fur her conclud, That the said Siare of The State of Texas shall constiinte ore judicial district, to be called the dis. 1

tule une judicial trici of Texits, for which one jndge shall be appoinied, who district. shall reside therein, and who shall receive a salary of two thouand dollars per annum, and who shall hold the first term of siid court al Gilveston, on ihe first monday of February next, and at euch other times and places in said district as may be provided by law, or as said judge may order; and that said court shall have and exercise the saine powers and jurisdicrion as have been con . Powers and

jurisdiction of ferred hy la 1 on the district couits of the Uniteil Stales; and, also said court. shall have and exercise the powers and jurisd ciion of a circuit court of the United States; and appeals and writs of error shall lie from the decisions of said district and circuit coulis for the district of Texas to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the saine Cases as from a circuit court of the United States 10 said Supreme Cout, and under the saune regulations. .

Sec. 3 And be it furiher ennoted, That there shall be an. District Attorpoinied in and for said district a person learned in the law, 10 to be appointed. act as allorney of the United States for saill district, and also a person to act us inarshal of the United States for said district,

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Salary and fees each of whom shall receive an annual salary of two hundred dollars, and also such coinpensaiion and fees for official services as have been or may be provided by law for Uniled States district attorneys and marshals; and the judge of said Clerk of said court, shall appoint a clerk therefor, who shall receive like com'"bc ap" pensation and fees as have been or may be allowed by law to clerks of the district and circuit courts of the United States.

JOHN W. DAVIS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

G. M. DALLAS,
Vice President of the United States

and President of the Senate. Approved, December 29, 1845.

JAMES K. POLK.

CHAP. 2.—AN ACT to establish a collection district in the Stale of Texas, and for other purposes.

The sstaio of [sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreTexua muJei.rii- scntalives of the United Stales of America in Congress as%£«ndZ*\TM'.-sembled> That ihe Slate of Texas shall he one collection distort the port oftrict and the city of Galveston the only port of entry, to which eiFortaofdeiiv-8na" De annexed Snbine, Velasco, Matagorda, Cavallo, La ery. Vaca, and Corpus Christi, as ports of delivery only.

A collector to Sec. 2. And beit further enacted, That a collector for the be appointed, district of Texas aforesaid shall be appointed by the President, . with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United Slates, who shall.hold his office upon the terms and for ihe time prescribed by law for the like offices in other districts. The said .; collector shall reside at the city of Galveston, and he shall bc ,'. Salary of col-en titled to a salary not exceeding two thousand dollars, incluIectoir- i ding in that sum the fees allowed by law; and the amount he shall collect in any one year for fees exceeding the said surtt of two thousand dollars; shall be accounted for and paid into the treasury of tile United States. Surveyors to SEC. 3 Jlnd be it further enacted, That a surveyor for each McWihir1 %of llie aforesaid ports of delivery, to wit: Sabine, Velasco, of delivery. Matagorda, Cavallo, La Vaca, and Corpus Christi, shall be appointed by the President, with the consent of the Senate of the Uniled Slates, who shall hold their offices respectively upon the terms and for the time prescribed by law for the like offices in other districts. The said smyeyors shall be entitled each to Their salaries a salary not exceeding one thousand dollars, including in that *" sum the fees allowed by law; and the amount collected by any

of said surveyors in any one year for fees exceeding the Said
sum of one thousand dollars, shall bc accounted for and paid
into the treasury of (he Uniled States.
Approved, December 31,1845.

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