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(ACT of April 29th, 1800.) the president be authorized to make the said appointments; and also, that the secretary of the treasury be authorized to cause six buoys to be placed near the entrance of Portland harbour, in the state of Massachusetts, at such places as, in his opinion, will best secure the navigation of the said purt; and to cause the channel of Warren river, from Narraganset Bay to the port of Warren, in the state of Rhode Island, to be staked out and distinctly marked.

ACT of July 16, 1798. 3 Bioren, 110. 18. Sec. 1. As soon as the jurisdiction of such land at Gay Head on the western part of Martha's Vineyard, in the state of Massachusetts, as the president of the United States, shall deem sufficient and most proper for the accommodation of a light house shall have been ceeded to the United States, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury, to provide by contract which shall be approved by the president, for building a light house thereon, and for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies; and also, to agree for the salaries and wages of the person or persons who may be appointed by the president, for the superintendence of the same; and the president is hereby authorized to make the said appointments.

19. Sec. 11. As soon as such land at the new inlet of Cape Fear river, in the state of North Carolina, as the president of the United States shall deem sufficient and most proper, whereon to erect a lighted beacon, shall have been ceded to the United States, together with the jurisdiction thereof, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury, to provide by contract, for erecting a lighted beacon thereon; and also for placing a buoy in the inlet aforesaid, and for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies.

ACT of March 2, 1799. 3 Bioren, 268. 20. Sec. 1. The secretary of the treasury, under the direction of the president of the United States, is authorized, as soon as may be, to cause a beacon or monument to be erected on a ledge of rock called Boon Island, on the seacoast of the district of Maine.

ACT of April 29, 1800, 3 Bioren, 366. 21. Sec. 1. Under the direction of the secretary of the treasu. ry, there shall be purchased, for the use of the United States, so much land contiguous to their territory, now occupied for the light house at New London as shall be sufficient for vaults and any other purpose, necessary for the better support of the said light house: Provided, That the legislature of the state of Connecticut shall cede to the United States the jurisdiction of such additional territory.

Sec. 11. The secretary of the treasury is hereby authorized, at (ACT of March 3d, 1801.) his discretion, to procure a new lantern, with suitable distinctiona; and to cause convenient vaults to be erected, and the said light house at New London to be rebuilt.

22. Sec. 111. The light house lately erected at Clark's Point, so called, at the entrance of Accushnet river, within the town of New Bedford, in the state of Massachusetts, shall and may be supported at the expense of the United States. And the secretary of the treasury shall and may appoint a keeper thereof, and take further order respecting the same, as in other cases: Provided, That the property and jurisdiction of the said light house, and sufficient territory for the accommodation thereof, shall be fully ceded, and legally vested in the United States.

23. Sec. iv. Under the direction of the secretary of the trea. sury, there shall be provided and maintained, at the expense of the United States, not exceeding six buoys to be placed within Buzzard's Bay, upon the most dangerous ledges there, in such manner as the safety of navigation in that bay requires.

24. Sec. v. The secretary of the treasury shall be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sufficient light house to be erected on Wigwam Point, so called, within the town of Gloucester, in the state of Massachusetts, where it will best serve the purpose of discovering the entrance of Anesquam harbour, and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise to provide for the support of such light house, at the expense of the United States. Provided, That sufficient land for the accommodation of such light house, together with the jurisdiction thereof, shall be duly and legally granted to, and vested in the United States.

ACT of January 30, 1801. 3 Bioren, 405. 25. Sec. 1. The secretary of the treasury is hereby authorized and directed to cause a suficient light house to be erected on Cape Poge, (so called,) on Martha's Vineyard, in the state of Massachusetts, and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise to provide for the support of such light house, at the expense of the United Sates: Provided, That sufficient land for the accommodation of such light house, together with the jurisdiction thereof, shall be duly and legally granted to, and vested in the United States.

ACT of March 3, 1801. 3 Bioren, 442. 29. Sec. i. As soon as a cession shall be made by the state of Virginia to the United States, of the jurisdiction over the land proper for the purpose, the secretary of the treasury is hereby authorized to provide, by contract, to be approved by the president of the United States, for building a light house on New Point Comfort, and another light house on Smith's Point, both in the state afosesaid, and to furnish the same with all necessary sup

(ACT of April 6th, 1802.) plies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the persons, who may be appointed by the president for the superintendence and care of the same; and that the president be authorized to make the said appointments.

Sec. 11. As soon as a cession shall be made by the state of Connecticut, of the jurisdiction over the land proper for the purpose, the secretary is hereby authorized to provide, by contract, to be approved by the president of the United States, for build. ing a light house on Faulkner's Island, in Long Island Sound, in the said state of Connecticut, and to furnish the same with all necessary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the person or persons appointed by the president for the superintendence and care of the same; and that the president be authorized to make the said appointments.

Sec. 11. The secretary of the treasury is hereby authorized and directed to cause to be placed one buoy on the shoal south of Kinnimicut Point, and one buoy on a ledge called the Half Way Rock, in the Narraganset Bay, in the state of Rhode Island.

ACT of April 6, 1802. 3 Bioren, 472. 29, Sec. 1. Under the direction of the secretary of the treasury, there shall be purchased for the use of the United States, the land whereon lately stood the light house on Gurnet Point, and so much land adjoining thereto as may be sufficient for vaults, and any other purpose necessary for the better support of the said light house.

Sec. 11. The secretary of the treasury is hereby authorized, at his discretion, to procure a new lantern, or lanterns, with suitable distinctions, and to cause convenient vaults to be erected; and the said light house, on the Gurnet, at the entrance on Plymouth harbour, to be rebuilt.

30. Sec. 11. The secretary of the treasury is authorized to cause to be rebuilt, of such height as he may deem expedient, the light house now situated on the eastern end of Newcastle Island, at the entrance of Piscataqua river, either on the land owned by the United States, or on Pollock Rock: Provided, That if built on Pollock Rock, the legislature of New Hampshire shall vest the property of the said rock in the United States, and cede the jurisdiction of the same.

31. Sec. iv. The secretary of the treasury is authorized and directed to cause a sufficient light house to be erected on Lynde's Point, at the mouth of Connecticut river, in the state of Conneca ticut, and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise provide for such light house, at the expense of the United States: Provided, That sufficient land for the accommodation of such light house can be purchased at a reasonable price, and the legislature of the state of Connecticut shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

(ACT of March 19th, 1804.) 32. Sec. v. That the secretary of the treasury shall be directed to cause proper light houses to be built, and buoys to be placed, in the situations necessary for the navigation of the sound, between Long Island and the main; and to cause, by proper and intelligent persons, a survey to be taken of the said sound, as far as may be requisite; and to appoint keepers, and otherwise provide for such light houses, at the expense of the United States: Provi. ded, That sufficient land for the accommodation of the respective light houses can be purchased at a reasonable price; and that the legislatures of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York, shall, respectively, cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

33, Sec. vi. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and directed to cause a sufficient light house to be erected on the south point of Cumberland Island, at the entrance of St. Mary's river, within the state of Georgia; and that, under the direction of the said secretary, there shall be purchased, if the same cannot otherwise be obtained, sufficient land for the erection of the said light house, and accommodations for the better support thereof; Provided, That the legislature of Georgia shall cede the jurisdiction over the same to the United States.

34. Sec. vui. It shall be lawful for the secretary of the trea. sury, under the direction of the president of the United States, to cause to be expended, in repairing and erecting public piers, in the river Delaware, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars; and that the same be paid out of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated; Provided, That the jurisdiction of the site where any such piers may be erected shall be first ceded to the United States, according to the conditions in such case by law provided.

ACT of March 3, 1803. 3 Bioren, 544. 35. Sec. 1. As soon as a cession shall be made by the state of Massachusetts, to the United States, of the jurisdiction over the land proper for the purpose, the secretary of the treasury is authorised to purchase so much land as may be necessary, and provide by contract, to be appointed by the president of the United States, for building a light house on White Head, at the entrance of Penobscot Bay, or any place in its vicinity, that may be deemed preferable by the secretary of the treasury, and to furnish the same with all necessary supplies; and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the persons, who may be appointed by the president for the superintendence and care of the same; and that the president be authorised to make the said appointments.

ACT of March 19, 1804. 3 Bioren, 588.

36, Sec. 1. As soon as the proprietor of the south end or point (ACT of January 22d, 1806.) of St. Simon's islánd, in the state of Georgia, shall convey, by good and sufficient titles, unto the United States so much land on the south end of said island, as the president of the United States shall deem sufficient and most proper for the site and accommodation of a light house, and the jurisdiction of the land so to be conveyed shall have been ceded to the United States by the state of Georgia, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to provide, by contract, which shall be approved by the president of the United States for building a light house thereon, and for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies; and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the person or persons who may

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appointed by the president, for the superintendence and care of the same. And the president is hereby authorised, to make the said appointments.

ACT of March 26, 1804. 3 Bioren, 616. 37. Sec. t. Under the direction of the president of the United States, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to provide, by contract, to be approved by the president, for building a light house at the mouth of the river Mississippi, on such site as the president of the United States may deem most proper for the convenience and accommodation thereof.

Sec. II. As soon as land shall be obtained at a reasonable price, for the purpose, and the jurisdiction of the land so to be obtained shall have been ceded to the United States by the state of North Carolina, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury to provide, by contract, for building a light house on or near the pitch of Cape Look Out, and the mouth of the Mississippi, with all necessary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the person or persons who may be appointed by the president, for the superintendence and care of the same. And the president is hereby authorised, to make such appointments.

38. Sěc. iv. It shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury, as soon as the fee of the soil shall have vested in the United States, to cause a beacon to be erected on the north point of Sandy Hook.

ACT of January 22, 1806. 4 Bioren, 3. 37. Sec. i. The secretary of the treasury is authorised and required, to cause two good and sufficient light houses to be erected in Long Island Sound, one to be placed on Watch Hill Point, in the town of Westerly, and state of Rhode Island, and the other on Sands's or Watch Point, in the town of Northampsted, on Long Island, in the state of New York, and to appoint the keepers of the said light houses, (under the direction of the president of the United States,) and otherwise provide for such light houses, at the expense of the United States: Provided, That sufficient land,

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