three light-hosues, viz. one point on Race Point, one on Point Gammon, in the town of Yarmouth, and one on the island called Petite Manon, near the Naraguages 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.
Specific appropriations.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eight thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in 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.
Light of Scituate light-house may be extinguished.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized to cause the light of the Scituate lighthouse to be extinguished, should the extinguishment thereof be deemed expedient for the safety of navigation on that coast.
Approved, April 27, 1816.
Sale of lands in the district of Jeffersonville.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the register and receiver of the land office for the district of Jeffersonville be, and they 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any tract or tracts of land which may become forfeited to the United States for non-payment, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Approved, April 27, 1816.
Cases of lost military land warrants provided for.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when any soldier of the regular army having obtained a military land warrant shall have 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.Cases of omissions as to discharges of “faithful services,” provided for.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all cases of discharges from the military service of the United States of any soldier of the regular army, when it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War, that a certificate of faithful services has been omitted by the neglect of the discharging officer, by misconstruction of the law, or by any 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 of the regular army as will entitle