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APPENDIX—To Gales & Seaton's Jlesrister. m
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Sec. 2. Andtt further enacted. That, for me .mmediate accomphshment of this object, the President, wit,, the
advice ot the Senate, shall appoint some fit person as the superintendent of said road, whose duty it shall be, under
the direction of the President, to divide the same into sections of not more than ten mi|es each. t0 c0lUra0t fQr
and personally superintend, the opening1 and making the said road, as well as to receive, disburse, and faithfully
account with the Treasury fo , all sums of money tfy him received in virtue of this act.
Sec. 3 .And be it further enacted, That the superintendent shall not be interested, directly or indirectly in the
avails of any contracts so to be made by him as aforesaid: That he shall, before he enters upon die discharge of
the duties enjoined by this act, execute a bond to the United States, with security, to be approved of by the Se-
cretary of the Treasury, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties prescribed by this act- That he shall
hold his office during the pleasure of the President, and shall receive at the rate of one thousand five hundred
dollars per annum for his services, during the time he may be employed in the discharge of the duties reauired bv
Sec 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized and
empowered to appoint one impartial and judicious person, not being a citizen of either of the states through which
the road, hereafter mentioned, shall pass, to be a Commissioner; and, in case of the death, resignation, refusal to
act, or any disability of any such Commissioner, io appoint another in his stead, who shall have power,' according
to the provisions of the act, entitled " An act to authorize the appointment of Commissioners to lay out the road
therein mentioned," approved May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, to complete the examination
and survey heretofore commenced by virtue of the provisions of said act, and to extend the same to the perma-
nent seat of Government of the state of Missouri; the said road to conform, in all respects, to the provisions of the
said recited act, except that it shall pass by the seat of Government of the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois ; and
the said Commissioner and the person employed under him, shall receive the same compensation for their services,
respectively, as is allowed by the said recited act: Provided, however, That the said road shall commence at Zanea-
ville, in the state of Ohio ; and to defray the expense thereof, the sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appropriat-
ed, out of the appropriation made by the first section of this act.
Approved—March 3, 1825.
AX ACT more effectually to provide for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States, and for other-
Beit enacted, etc. That if any person or persons, within any fort, dock-yard, navy-yard, arsenal, armorv, or ma-
gazine, the site whereof is ceded to, and under the jurisdiction of, the United States, or on the site of any light-
house, or other needful building belonging to the United States, the site whereof is ceded to them, and under
their jurisdiction, as aforesaid, shall wilfully and maliciously burn any dwelling house, or mansion house, or any
store, barn, stable, or other building, parcel of any dwelling or mansion house, every person, so offending, his or
her counsellors, aiders, and abettors, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and shall, on conviction thereof, suffer
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, if any person or persons, in any of the places aforesaid, shall wilfully and
maliciously set fire to, or burn, any arsenal, armory, magazine, rope-walk, ship-house, ware-house, block-house,
or barrack, or any store-house, barn, or stable, not parcel of a dwelling-house, or any other building, not mention-
ed in the first section of this act, or any ship or vessel, built, or building, or begun to be built, or repairing, or any
light-house, or beacon, or any timber, cables, rigging, or other materials for building, repairing, or fitting out, ships
or vessels, or any pile of wood, boards, or other lumber, or any military, naval, or victualling stores, arms, or other
munitions of war, every person, so offending, his or her counsellors, aiders, and abettors, shall be deemed guilty
of felony, and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by fine, not exceeding five thousand dollars, and by impri-
sonment and confinement to hard labor, not exceeding ten years, according to the aggravation of the offence.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That if any offence shall be committed, in any of the places aforesaid, the pun-
ishment of which offence is not specially provided for by any Lw of the United States, such offence shall, upon a
conviction in any court of the United States, having cognizance thereof, be liable to, and receive, the same punish-
ment as the laws of the state, in which such fort, dock-yard, navy-yard, arsenal, armory, or magazine, or other
place, ceded as aforesaid, is situated, provide for the like offence, when committed within the body of any county
of such state.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons, upon the high seas, or in any arm of the sea, or in
any river, haven, creek, basin, or bay, within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States, and out
of the jurisdiction of any particular state, shall commit the crime of wilful murder, or rape, or shall wilfully and
maliciously strik.-, stab, wound, poison, or shoot at, any other person, of which striking, stabbing, wounding, poi-
soning, or shooting, such person shall afterwards die, upon land, within or without the United States, every person
so offending, his or her counsellors, aiders, or abettors, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and snail, upon conviction
thereof, suffer death.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any offence shall be committed on board of any ship or vessel, belong-
ing to any citizen or citizens of the United States, while lying in a port or place within the jurisdiction of any for-
eign state or sovereign, by any person belonging to the company of said ship, or any passenger, or any other person
belonging to the company of said ship, or any other passenger, the same offence shall be cognizable and punisha-
ble by the proper Circuit Court of the United States, in the same way and manner, and under the same circum-
stances, as if said offence had been committed on board of such ship or vessel on the high seas, and without the
jurisdiction of such foreign sovereign or state : Provided, a/ways, That if such offender shall be tried for such of-
fence, and acquitted or convicted thereof, in any competent court of such foreign state or sovereign, he shall not
be subject to another trial in any court of the United States,
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons upon the high seas, or in any arm of the sea, or
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thereof, or to any other person whatsoever, with an intent unlawfully o plunder the same sinp or vessel, or to de-
spoil any owner or owners thereof of any moneys, goods, or merchandise, laden on board thereof; or shall, by force
or violence, or by putting in fear, unlawfully plunder any such ship or vessel, or steal or carry away any money,
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Gales, Joseph, 1761-1841. Register of Debates in Congress, Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress, book, 1825; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30752/m1/487/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.