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TWELFTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 120,121. 1812. 775 thereof the sum of eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money the treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPR()VED, July 1, 1812. Smrurr: I. Ci-pty. (;XX.?An Act autborifingggce President of the United States to lease, J¤lY 5. I8!2· or a erm. ears, an r reservao ‘ ‘ ‘ “‘*_·—··· qf ufashingtafzh 9 Pa Qf wm f publw grmmd m the (My [Obsolete.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United President to States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the tj-k°,,ls°S°°““l'¥“ United States be, and he is hereby authorized to take possession of the omni:. ailiibhc whole of the reservations of public grounds in the city of Washington, fease the same. and lease them out for a term not exceeding ten years, on such terms and conditions as in his judgment may best effect the improvement of the said grounds, for public walks, botanic gardens, or other public purposes. APPROVED, July 5, 1812.

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CHAP. CXXI.-—.o'n Act maki an a tation or the u ose disc/tar i J I 5 2. all the outstanding claims2dr thejlilnrnlsiiduction {nd regaiglof tz Capiwlgag LBL 1/te .President's House ; for the compensation of the late Surveyor of the Public mb°°l°t°‘] Buildings, and for furniture for the dtferent apartments of the Capitol, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United speeine ap. States ry' America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of satis- P*°P*’ml°¤'· fying all outstanding claims for services performed and materials furnished for the construction and repair of the capitol and President’s house, including therein the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars for the compensation of the late surveyor of the public buildings, to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, when his duties in that capacity ceased ; for furniture for the different apartments of the capitol, and for contingent expenses relating thereto, the sum of fourteen thousand five hundred and seventy-three dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated to be applied to the discharge of the claims before mentioned, and to no other purpose whatsoever. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a sum not exceeding one App,°p,;,,_u,,,, thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose to my the erof enabling the President of the United States to return to their native ££:“§L,Q;u °°" country, the two Italian sculptors lately employed on the public build- ,,,,,;pm,_ ings, and to close the original contract made with them on behalf of the United States. Sec. 3. And be it farther enacted, That the superintendent of the C¤¤tr¤¤t fm city of Washington be authorized to contract for the completion of the sculpture in the south wing of the capitol, under the direction of the President of the United States, and that the sum of four thousand dollars be appropriated towards defraying the expense of the same. Sec. 4. And be it _/nrt/ter enacted That a. sum not exceeding four Galleries of thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the com- *l*° S°¤“°· pleting the sculpture and the work on the galleries of the Senate chamber, the railing of the stairs and minor works, deficient in the east part of the north wing of the capitol, and for temporary repairs to the roof Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid sums shall be paid out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED, July 5, 1812.