Register of Debates in Congress, Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress Page: 119
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APPENDIX—To Gales & Seaton's Register. 119
l82d Session!^ Laws °f the United States.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the late Commissioners for the examination of
titles and claims to land in West Florida, and of their Clerk, to deliver to the Register and Receiver of the Land
Office for the Western Land District of Florida, all records, evidence, and papers, in the possession of them, or
either of them, relating to said titles and claims. And it shall be the duty of said Register and Receiver to exa-
mine and decide on all titles and claims to land in West Florida, not heretofore decided upon by said Commission-
ers, subject to the limitations, and in conformity with the provisions of the acts of Congress heretofore passed on
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the several claimants of land, in said district, where claims have not been
heretofore decided on, be permitted to file their claims, and the evidence in support of them, with the Register
anil Receiver of said District, at any time before the first day of November next; whose duty it shall be to report
the same, with their decision thereon, to the Secretary of the Treasury, on or before the first day of January next,
to be laid before Congress at the next session.
Sec. 8. And be it farther enacted, That the said Register and Receiver shall have power to appoint their Clerk,
and prescribe his duties, and who shall be allowed, in full compensation for his services, the sum of eight hundred
dollars, and said Register and Receiver shall each be allowed the sum of one thousand dollars for the performance
of the duties required of them by this act, which said several sums of money shall be paid said Register and Re-
ceiver, and their Clerk, out of an> money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, whenever the business is
completed, and the report approved by the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to ap-
point two officers, to be called the Keepers of trie Public Archives in the territory of Florida, one of whom shall
keep his office at St. Augustine, in East Florida, and the other at Pensacola, in West Florida.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the said officers shall each give bond and security in the sum of twenty
thousand dollars, for the safe keeping and preservation of the said archives, and for the faithful performance of the
duties of their respective offices, and the translation of such oi the records and documents as arc hereinafter pro.
vided for, and shall each receive a salary of five hundred dollars, to be paid quarterly from the Treasury of the Unit-
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the said officers shall cause to be made a faithful and complete transla-
tion and record of all the Spanish records and documents delivered to them, and having relation to land
claims derived from the Spanish and British Governments, distinguishing and keeping separately those which ra*
late to giants made within the districts of Baton Rouge, Mobile, north of latitude thirty-one, and those made within
the present limits of Florida; a complete descriptive list of each of which translations and records, when complet-
ed, shall be forwarded to the Secretary of the Treasury, and the said officers shall, severally, be entitled to receive
from the Treasury of the United States, on the completion of the work, acompensation at the rate of ten cents for
each hundred words by them translated and recorded.
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the said officers shall make out and deliver to individual applicants, co-
pies or translations of any documents in their said offices, on being paid for the same at the rate of six and one-
fourth cents for each hundred words.
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the several suras of money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of any
money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.
Approved—March 3, 1825.
AX ACT authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to borro-w a sum not exceeding twelve millions of dollars, or to ex
change a stock offour and one half per cent, for a certain stock bearing an interest of six per cent.
Be it enacted, etc. That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to borrow, on or be-
fore the first day of January next, on tlje credit of the United States, a sum not exceedmg twelve millions of dol-
lars. at a rate of interest, Dayable quarterly, not exceeding four and one-hall per centum per annum, six millions,
whereof reimbursable at ih'e pleasure of the Government, at any time after the tliirty-firsl day of December, m the
vcar eighteen hundred and twenty-eight; and six millions at any time after the thirty-first day of December, in the
"year eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, to be applied, in addition to the moneys which may be m the Treasury at
the time of borrowing the same, to pay oft'and discharge such part of the six per cent stock of the United States,
of the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, as may be redeemable after the first day of January next.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Bank of the United States to lend the said sum, or
anv nart thereof- and it is hereby further declared that it shall be deemed a good execution of the said power to
borrow, for the Secretary of the Treasury, with the approbation of the President of the United States, to cause to
be constituted certificates of stock, signed by the Register of the Treasury, or by a Commissioner of Loans, for the
whole o any part thereof, bearing an interest not exceed ng four and one-half per centum per annum transferable
SndYermbuisaUe as aforesaid, and to cause the said certificates to be sold : Prodded, lhat no stock be sold under
PaSec <> and it be further enacted, That a subscription to the amount of twelve millions of dollars of the six pel-
cent stock of the year eighteen hundred and thirteen, be, and the same is hereby, proposed, for which purpose
books h i 1 be opened at tl.e Treasury of the United States, and at the several loan offices, on the first day of April
the first dav of October thereafter, for such parts of the above mentioned descitption
next, to continue open u d $e «rst day °t Octobe. t , and on tUo8e of the several loan
of stock as sbaiu on th® ^ ° ,bscri^tion sliull be effected by a transfer to the United States, in the manner pro-
iKequa" to the'iZZZf the principS stock on^
and twen^fo™,^^nsfw^letn tU^sam^'inaiiner'S is'provided by lav/for the transfer of the stock subscribed, and
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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/m1/495/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.