President to cause an examination and survey to be made of the obstruction between the harbour of Gloucester, and that of Squam, in Mass.States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause such an examination and survey to be made of the obstruction between the harbour of Gloucester and the harbour of Squam, in the state of Massachusetts, as may be requisite to ascertain the expediency of removing such obstruction; and the President is hereby authorized to cause such obstruction to be removed, by contract or otherwise, under the direction of the collector of the district of Gloucester, if, from the report of persons he may appoint to examine and survey the same, he shall deem it expedient; and a sum, not exceeding six thousand dollars, is hereby appropriated for that purpose, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Appropriation for examination and survey of Port Presque Isle.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to enable the President of the United States, to cause the entrance of the harbour of the Port of Presque Isle, in Pennsylvania, to be examined and surveyed by one of the Topographical Engineers of the United States, whose duty it shall be to make a probable estimate of the expense of removing the obstructions, and report on the best manner of removing them, and the effect of such removal on the channel in future.
Approved, March 3, 1823.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,The act of April 20, 1822, ch. 30, for the relief of the purchasers of public lands, extended to 30th Sept. next. That all persons who shall produce satisfactory evidence to the register and receiver of the proper land office, that they were actually entitled to, and would have availed themselves of, the provisions of the act, entitled “An act supplementary to the act, entitled ‘An act for the relief of the purchasers of the public lands prior to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty,’” approved April twentieth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and their failure to do so was owing to such cause or circumstance as he [they] could not control or prevent, shall be allowed until the thirtieth day of September next, to avail themselves of all the privileges, advantages and provisions, of the said act, in the same manner they could have done prior to the thirtieth day of September last.
Approved, March 3, 1823.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Penalty of the act of March 2, 1821, ch. 14, for regulating the entry of merchandise from any foreign territory, altered. That, from and after the passage of this act, every master or other person having charge of a vessel, boat, canoe, or raft, or the conductor or driver of any carriage, or sleigh, or other person bringing merchandise, from any foreign territory adjacent to the United States, who shall neglect or refuse to deliver a manifest, as is required in and by the act, entitled “An act further to regulate the entry of merchandise imported into the United States from any adjacent territory,” passed the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, shall be subject to pay, instead of the penalty of four hundred dollars imposed by the first section of said act, four times the value of the merchandise so imported.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons