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THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 129. 1856. 81 Sec. 5. And be it furthe*r enacted, That in addition to the number _AddittonalInnow allowed by law, the President be authorized to appoint one Indian g;“§O;‘§°“§,I§§E agent east of the Rocky Mountains, at a. salary of one thousand Eve mins_ y hundred dollars. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior Investigation be authorized and required to cause an investigation to be had of the ??gi;;p£ ${:2 claims for depredations by Indians in the Territory of New Mexico, that mms in §ew may have been heretofore made and filed in the Department of the lute- M~‘*Xi°°· rior, and report to the next session of Congress, or as soon as practicable, the facts in each case, and particularly enumerating such as come within the provisions of the intercourse law, and for which in his opinion indemnity should be provided by Congress: Pnwided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to bind the United States to make payment of said claims. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior An unpaid bmbe and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay the amount of six- ¤¤¤¤ to b¤ GX- teen thousand and twenty-four dollars and eighty cents, the unclaimed gf;d;?h0tg1gh°°` balance of the Choctaw orphan fund, arising from sales of lands under the nineteenth article of the treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty, to Vol. vii. p. 337. the Choctaw national authorities, to aid in the establishment of orphan schools and asylums in that nation, on condition, nevertheless, that said nation shall refund at any time, on the demand of the Secretary of the Intenior, such amount as may be necessary to pay any claimant, his heirs or assigns, who may hereafter claim and establish a right to the same to the satisfaction of the said Secretary. Approved, August 18, 1856. CHAP. CXXIX.-—An Act making Afpropriationsfor certain GivilE1,pense<s of the Govern- Aug. 18, 1856. memfrr the Year ending the thirtietz of June, eighteen hundred andjzjty-seven. __"*"' Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That the following sums be, P"’*=P‘ I"' and the same are hereby, appropriated for the objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, viz: Survey of the C'oast.—For survey of the Atlantic and Gulf coast of Coast survey. the United States, (including compensation to superintendent and assistants, and excluding pay and emoluments of officers of the army and navy and petty oilieers, and men of the navy employed on the work,) two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. For continuing the survey of the western coast of the United States, one hundred and thirty thousand dollars. For continuing the survey of the Florida reefs and keys, (excluding pay and emoluments of oflieers of the army and navy and petty oincers, and men of the navy employed on the work,) forty thousand dollars. For running a line to connect the triangulation on the Atlantic coast, with that on the Gulf of Mexico, across the Florida peninsula, fifteen thousand dollars. For publishing the observations made in the progress of the survey of the coast of the United States, fifteen thousand dollars. For repairs and alterations of steamers “Hetzel ” and Vixen, and of sailing vessels employed in the coast survey, fifteen thousand dollars. For fuel and quarters, and for mileage and transportation for officers and enlisted soldiers of the army serving in the coast survey, in cases no longer provided by the quartermastefs department, ten thousand dollars. For the discharge of such miscellaneous claims not otherwise provided lliiscellaneous for, as shall be admitted in due eourse of settlement at the treasury, ive dm'"' thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of some law or resolution of Congress auth[0r]izing the expenditure. von. x1. PUB.-!]