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84 APPENDIX—To Gales & Seatoris Register.
Session^' ^ Laws of the United States.
JW ACT authorizing the issuing of Letters Patent to Adolphus G. Trott.
lie it enacted, &c. Tliat the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to issue Letters
Patent, in the usual form, to Adolphus G. Trott, for his invention of a new and useful dye, for the coloring- of
cloths, upon his Complying with all the provisions of the several acts of Congress, relative to the issuing of letters
patent for inventions and improvements, except so far as the said acts require, on the part of aliens, a residence of
Approved, February 5,1825.
."2.V ACT in addition to an act, entitled " An act to amend the Ordinance and Acts of Congress, for the Government
of the Territory of Michigan," and for other purposes.
Be it enacied, &c. That the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Michigan be, and they are here-
oy, authorized to divide the said Territory into townships, and incorporate the same, or any part thereof; to grant,
define, and regulate, the privileges thereof; and to provide by law for the election of all such township and cor-
poration officers, as may be designated within the same.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all county officers within said Territory shall be hereafter elected by
the qualified electors residing in each county, at such time and place, and in such manner, as the said Governor
and Legislative Council may from time to time direct: Provided, That nothing in this section contained shall
authorize the electors aforesaid to elect any Judge of any Court of Record, or Clerk thereof, or any Sheriff, or
Judge of Probate, or Justice of the Peace. And that so much of the ordinance of Congress, passed July the
thirteenth, seventeen hundred and eighty-seven, and of the laws of the United States, as are inconsistent with
the provisions of this section, and as regard the Michigan Territory, be, and the same are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Governor of the said Territory shall nominate, and, by and with the
advice and consent of the said Legislative Council, shall appoint, all other civil officers in said Territory, except
such as are appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate of the sapne. And the Governor of said Territory shall have power to fill all vacancies in the offices re-
quired to be nominated by him, which may happen during the recess of said Legislative Council, by granting
commissions, which shall expire at the end of their next session.
Sec. 4. And be it further eilacted, That the qualified electors of said Territory shall, at their next and every subse-
quent election for members of their legislative Council, choose, by ballot, eight persons, having the qualifications of
electors, in addition to the number now bj law authorized ; and the names of the twenty-six persons, so elected,
shall be transmitted by the Governor of said Territory, to the President of the United States, immediately after
«o.ld-eWoticm, who slmll nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States,
appoint, therefrom, thirteen persons; which said thirteen persons shall compose the Legislative Council, any
nine of whom shall form a quorum to transact business: and all vacancies occurring in said Council shall be filled
in the same manner, from the list transmitted as aforesaid, the members of the said Legislative Council shall re-
ceive three dollars each per day, during their attendance at the sessions thereof, and three dollars for every
twenty miles in going to, and returning therefrom, in full compensation for their services which shall be paid by
the United States.
See. S. And be it further enacted, That appeals and writs of error shall lie, from the decision of the highest Judi-
cial Tribunal of said Territory, to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the same manner and under the
same regulations as do lie and are taken from the Circuit Courts of the United States, where the amount in con-
troversy shall exceed one thousand dollars, which shall be ascertained by evidence satisfactory to the Court al-
lowing the appeal.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That not less than two Judges of the Supreme or Superior Court of said Ter-
ritory shall hereafter hold a Court to transact the business of said Court.
Sec 7. And be it further enacted, That so much of any ordinance or law of the United States as contravenes
the provisions of this act, so far as respects the Territory of Michigan, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Approved, February 5th, 1825.
AJV ACT confirming certain claims to lands in the Western District of Louisiana.
Beit enacted, &e. That all the claims to land embraced in the report made by the Commissioners appointed for
adjusting the titles and claims to land in the Western District of Louisiana, upon the thirtieth day of December,
eighteen hundred and fifteen, and recommended by them for confirmation, be, and the same are hereby confirm-
ed : Provided, That no person or persons shall be entitled, by any one claim, to a greater quantity than one league,
square under this act.
_______ Approved, February 5, 1825.
AjY ACT making compensation to the persons appointed In, the Electors to deliver the votes fur President and Vice
Be it enacted, &c. That the person apppointed by the Electors to deliver to the President of the Senate a list of
the votes for President and Vice President, shall be allowed, on delivery of said list, twenty-five cents for every
rmle of the estimated distance, by the most usual route, from the place of meeting of the Electors, to the seat of
Government of the United States, going and returning.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall take effect from the first day of November, eighteen hundred
Approved, February 11,1825.
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