4180 TWENTY-FIRST CONGRESS. Sess. II. C1-r. 87. 1831. entries and sales shall be as valid, in every respect, as if they had been made in the land district of Alabama. Commission- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United °” °f “°"l"“P States is hereby authorized to cause the surveyor general of the United ggammy °mh` States for the states of Illinois and Missouri, and the territory of Arkan- ° sas, to act as a commissioner on the part of the United States, whenever he shall be duly informed that the government of the state of Illinois shall have appointed a commissioner on its part, the two to form a board, to ascertain, survey and mark the northern line of the state of Illinois, as Act or April defined in the act of Congress, entitled "An act to enable the people of 18, 1818,61-67- the Illinois territory to form a constitution and state government, &,c," passed the eighteenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen; and, in case of vacancy in said office of commissioner, or of his being unable to act from any cause, the President is authorized to fill such vacancy by the appointment of some other qualified person, whenever it may be necessary, until the object of the commission shall be attained. Surveyors, sm. Sec. 4. And be ityierther enacted, That the said board of commissioners shall have power to employ the necessary surveyors and labourers, and shall meet at such time and place as may be agreed upon by the President of the United States and the government of the state of Illinois, and proceed to ascertain, survey and mark the said northern line of the state of Illinois, and report their proceedings to the President of the United States, and the governor of the state of Illinois. c°mpa,,m;°,,_ Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the President may allow to the said commissioner of the United States, such compensation for his serp,0v;,,0_ vices as shall seem to him reasonable : Provided, it does not exceed the allowance made by the state of Illinois to the commissioner on its part; Ezpomroo or and the said allowance, together with one-half of the necessary expenses Flafidqand Ah- of said board, and the surveyors and labourers, and the allowance to be b'"““ ]“‘°· made to the surveyors general of the state of Alabama and the territory of Florida, and the necessary expenses incurred by them in running and marking said line between said state and territory, shall be paid from the treasury of the United States, out of any money not otherwise appropriated; and, to enable the President to carry this act into eH`ect, there is hereby appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars. Approved, March 2, 1831. Srnrvrz II. March 2, 1831. CHAP. LXXXVII.—An Act allowing the duties on foreign merchandise imported "__;' c£ilt;buI;·g, Wgtéelixg, Qsgzczngzati, grauisville, St. Louis, Nashville, and z, 0 e scour a pm a usep aces. Pr¢>¢=¤edi¤g¤ Be it enacted by the Senate and House tf Representatives of the United gis;?: ’"°"‘l States of America, in Congress assembled, That when any goods, wares, ` or merchandise, are to be imported from any foreign country, into Pittsburg, in the state of Pennsylvania, Wheeling, in the state of Virginia, Cincinnati, in the state of Ohio, Louisville, in the state of Kentucky, St. Louis, in the state of Missouri, Nashville in the state of Tennessee, or into Natchez, in the state of Mississippi; the importer thereof shall deposit in the custody of the surveyor of the place a schedule of the goods so intended tobe imported, with an estimate of their cost at the place of exportation, whereupon the said surveyor shall make an estimate of the amount of duties accruing on the same, and the importer or consignee shall give bond, with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the surveyor, in double the amount of the duties so estimated, conditioned for the pay— ment of the duties on such merchandise, ascertained as hereinafter directed; and the surveyor shall forthwith notify the collector at New Ogleain? of the same, by forwarding to him a copy of said bond and so e u e.
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