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FOURTEENTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 123,127. 1816. 317 three light-houses, viz. one on Race Point, one on Point Gammon, in the town of Yarmouth, and one on the island called Petite Manon, near N araguages river, in the state of Massachusetts; and to furnish the same with all necessary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the persons who shall be appointed by the President for the superintendence and care of the same; and the President shall be authorized to make the said appointments. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eight thousand $P€¢iF¤ aP- dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in Pr°Pmu°"°‘ the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes aforesaid, and also for purchasing such lots of land as shall be required for the erection of the said light-houses, and other buildings necessarily connected therewith. Sec. 3. And be it _]9irthm· enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury Light ofscithe, and he is hereby authorized to cause the light of Scituate light- ““°uKh*'l‘°‘%‘° house to be extinguished, should the extinguishment thereof be deemed g31h;); EXW" expedient for the safety of navigation on that coast. Approved, April 27, 1816. S·rA·1*u·rr: I. Can. CXXIII.-—An Act to authorize the sale of lands forfeited to the United April 27, 1816. States, in the district of Jyersonville, at the land oyice in said district. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Sale of lands United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the register and l" 2,*** dis"l§t°f receiver of the land office for the district of Jeffersonville be, and they J° °r°°Im °' are hereby authorized to expose to public sale, to the highest bidder, at the land office aforesaid, any tract or tracts of land which may hereafter become forfeited to the United States for non-payment, under such terms and conditions as are, or may be, prescribed by law. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of any former act of Congress as requires the register and receiver of the district aforesaid, to expose to public sale, at the courthouse of the county in which the said land office is established, any tract or tracts of land which may become forfeited to the United States for non-payment, be, and the same is hereby repealed. Arpnovan, April 27, 1816. "*"' Sawrurz L Curr. CXXVII.-—.£n Act providing for cases of lost military land warrants, APN 27, WW- and discharges for faithful services. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the eases of lost United States of America, in Congress assembled, That when any soldier ’v':£::;9;s1“20_ of the regular army having obtained a military land warrant shall have med {Oh P lost, or shall hereafter lose the same, or the said warrant shall have been or may be by accident destroyed, every such soldier shall, upon proof thereof, to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War, be entitled to a patent in like manner as if the said warrant was produced. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all cases of discharges _Cases ofomisfrom the military service of the United States of any soldier of the ifyrs gg 5;*,, d"' regular army, when it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of .. faighful w._ War, that a certificate of faithful services has been omitted by the v1ces,>· providneglect of the discharging officer, by misconstruction of the law, or by 9d *°°*· sny other neglect or casualty, such omission shall not prevent the issuing of the warrant and patent as in other cases. And when it shall be proven as aforesaid, that any soldier of the regular army has lost his discharge and certificate of faithful service, the Secretary of War shall cause such papers to be furnished such soldier {pf the regular army as will entitle u D id