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ble rates of pensions.

Proportiona- always, That the compensation to be allowed for such wounds or disabilities, to a commissioned officer, shall not exceed, for the highest rate of disability, half the monthly pay of such officer, at the time of his being wounded or disabled, and that no officer shall receive more than the half pay of a lieutenant-colonel: And that the rate of pension to non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, shall not exceed five dollars per month: And provided also, That all inferior disabilities shall entitle the person so disabled to receive an allowance proportionate to the highest disability.

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of volunteers entitled to. land.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That Heirs and re- the heirs and representatives of any non-comresentatives missioned officer or soldier, who may be killed in action, or die in the actual service of the United States, shall be entitled to receive one hundred and sixty acres of land; to be designated, surveyed and laid off at the public expense, in such manner, and upon such terms and conditions as may be provided by law.

Volunteers, upon being

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That upon the discharge of any non-commissioned discharged en officer or soldier, who shall have been accepttitled to per ed under the provisions of this act, and shall sonal equip men:s of mus- have been in actual service for a period not kets, &c. &c. less than one month, and shall have obtained from the commanding officer of his company, battalion or regiment, a certificate that he had faithfully performed his duty while in service, such non-commissioned officer or soldier, if attached to the artillery or infantry, shall be presented with a musket, bayonet, and other personal equipments; or, if attached to the cavalry, with the sabre and pistols furnished him by the United States, as a public testimonial of the promptitude and zeal with which

he shall have volunteered in support of the rights and honor of the country.

appro

tion.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That Appropria the sum of one million of dollars be priated to defray the expenses which may be incurred under the provisions of this act, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

H. CLAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
GEO. CLINTON,

Vice-President of the United States, and
President of the Senate.

February 6, 1812.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXII.

AN ACT for the revision of former confirmations, and for confirming certain claims to land in the District af Kaskaskia.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the register and receiver of public monies of the land of fice at Kaskaskia, and such other person as the President of the United States shall appoint for that purpose, be, and they are hereby au thorised to examine and inquire into the validity of claims to land in the district of Kaskaskia, which are derived from confirmations made, or pretended to have been made, by the

Register and

receiver of

the land office

to inquire in

at Kaskaskia

to validi, of certain claims to land.

A clerk to be employed by

them.

Report to be made to Se cretary of the

Treasury,

which is to be

laid before Congress.

ers, clerk and

compensa

tion; how to be paid.

governors of the North West and Indiana territory, respectively. They shall employ a clerk, and shall, in relation to the claims aforesaid, have, in every respect, the same powers which had been vested in the commissioners appointed to ascertain the claims to land in the said district. And they shall report to the Secretary of the Treasury, to be by him laid before Congress at their next session, their opinion on each of the claims aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Commission commissioners and clerk, appointed by this agent; their act, and such agent, as may be appointed on behalf of the United States by the Secretary of the Treasury, shall each receive five hundred dollars in full for the services performed by them under this act; which compensation, and also the contingent charges for office rent, fuel, stationery and summoning witnesses on the part of the United States, shall be paid out of the monies appropriated by law for surveying the public lands of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Decisions of decisions made by the commissioners, heretocommission- fore appointed for the purpose of examining be confirmed. the claims of persons to lands in the district of

ers, when to

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Kaskaskia, in favor of such claimants to town or village lots, out lots or rights in common, to commons and commonfields, as entered in the transcripts of decisions, bearing date the thirty first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and nine, which have been transmitted by the said commissioners to the Secretary of the Treasury, according to law, be confirmed to all such rightful claimants according to their respective rights thereto : Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall be Construed to confirm any particular decision,

heretofore made in favor of any individual, or to affect the right of any other individual claim. ing the same land; but such conflicting claims shall be decided according to law by the proper tribunal.

H. CLAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,

Vice-President of the United States, and
President of the Senate.

February 20, 1812.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXIII.

AN ACT making an appropriation for the expenses incident to the six companies of Mounted Rangers, during the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

BE it enacted by the Senate and house of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of Appropria one hundred and eight thousand seven hun- tion. dred and seventy-two dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the pay, subsistence and forage, during the year one thousand eight hundred and twelve, of the six companies of mounted rangers, to be raised for the service of the United States, pursuant to an act, entitled "An act authorising the President of the United States to raise certain companies of rangers, for the protection of the frontier of the United States," that is to say:

For the pay of the officers, non-commis

Specific ap- sioned officers and privates of the said compapropriations. nies, the sum of one hundred and four thousand, eight hundred dollars.

For the subsistence of the officers, the sum of two thousand, six hundred and twenty-eight dollars.

For forage, the sum of one thousand three hundred and forty-four dollars. The said sums to be paid out of any monies in the Treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated. H. CLAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,

Vice-President of the United States, and
President of the Senate.

February 20, 1812.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XXIV.

AN ACT authorising the Secretary of the Treasury to locate the Lands reserved for the use of Jeffer son College, in the Mississippi Territory.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorised and empowered to locate in one body, the thirty-six sections of land reserved for the use of Jefferson college in the Mississippi territory, by an act, entitled "An act regulating the grants of land, and providing for the sale of

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