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TWELFTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 34, 35. 1812. 691 FO; the discharge of such miscellaneous claims against the United SP€°*$° °P· States, not otherwise provided for, as shall have been admitted in due Pr°P"°"°"' course: of settlement at the treasury, four thousand dollars. For dcfraying the expenses authorized by the eleventh section of the act of March the second, eighteen hundred and eleven, entituled "An 1811, ch. 30. ac; {Or establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes," w be drawn annually by the President of the United States, for tha payment of agents, assistant agents and clerks, including the sum of eleven thousand sixty-two dollars and fifty cents, which had accrued by said act, for the year eighteen hundred and eleven, twenty-five thousand eight. hundred and t.wc}v<—: dollars and seventy-six cents. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the fund of six hundred thousand dollars, reserved by an act making provision for the debt of the United States, and out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, February 26, 1812. """"‘ S·1·.u·ur1»: I. CHA?. XXXIV.-—An Act in authorize lhs Secretary of the Treasury, under the March 2 1812 dirccliem af the President of the United Slates, to purchase of PWM/ow Lewis, ’ ' his patent right to the mw and improved method of lighting Light/muses, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House oflieprescniatives of the United Secretary of States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the the Treasury Treasury ba, and he is hereby authorized and empowered, under the wth0H26d _¥° directions of the President of the United States, to purchase of Winslow p;,5·=*;;;gY·g;; Lewis, his patent right to the plan of lighting lighthouses, by reflecting mm ugh: for and magnifying lanterns, if the same shall be proved to be a discovery {:8}****8 lightmadc by him; and to contract with the said Winslow Lewis, for fitting ws"' up and keeping in repair, any or all the lighthouses in the United States or the territories thereofQ upon the new and improved plan of the reflecting and magnifying lanterns; or to contract with the said Winslow Lewis, for such sum as he may think for the interest of the United States: Provided, the sum so to be allowed, shall not in any case zmnu- The wm to ally exceed the appropriation made for supplying the lighthouse estab- be qllowed for lishment with oil in any given year, which has passed for a term not Q§;‘;;i€u‘;°*- *° exceeding seven years, the said Lewis covcnauting, with sufficiem mm apprgpgg: sureties, to fin up and keep in repair all the lighthouses in the United tion for the mz States or territories thereof, on the new and improved plan of lighting ""““ 5'°’°”“· lighthouses by rejiecting and magnifying lanterns; and the same t0 furnish and keep in repair for a {crm of years not less than seven, at the sole expense of the said Winslow Lewis, and to deliver over at the expiration of the term aforesaid, all the lighthouses fitted up according to the new and improved plan, to the United States in good repair, hc, the said Winslow Lewis, warranting the same to remain in good repair for seven years more, from and after the expiration of the said contract. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding sixty Appropriation, thousand dollars bc, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry this law into effect. Armzovm, March 2, 1812. S·r.u·uu: I. CHA1=.XXXV.-Jin Act supplementary to “.£n act providing for the accommada- March'7, 1812- tion of llze General Post-Ojiee and Paient Office, and for other pwjp0scs." [Obsolete_] B8 it cnacled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 28A1¤;16>fc£·%¤2l Smfes of America in Congress assembled, That the P0stmaster·Gen§ral, i,(;Sm’amér_ ' Under the direction of the President of the United States, be authonzed Gengm, under