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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 39

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April 29, 1800.
Chap. XXXIX.—An Act to provide for rebuilding the Lighthouse at New London; for the support of a Lighthouse at Clark’s point; for the erection and support of a Lighthouse at Wigwam Point, and for other purposes.

Section 1. Lighthouse at New London.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, there shall be purchased for the use of the United States, so much land contiguous to their territory, now occupied for the lighthouse at New London, as shall be sufficient for vaults and any other purpose, necessary for the better support of the said lighthouse: Provided, that the legislature of the state of Connecticut shall cede to the United States the jurisdiction of such additional territory.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby authorized, at his discretion, to procure a new lantern with suitable distinctions, and to cause convenient vaults to be erected, and the said lighthouse at New London to be rebuilt.

Lighthouse at Clark’s Point.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the lighthouse lately erected at Clark’s Point, so called, at the entrance of Accushnet river, within the town of New Bedford, in the state of Massachusetts, shall and may be supported at the expense of the United States: And the Secretary of the Treasury shall and may appoint a keeper thereof, and take further order respecting the same as in other cases: Provided, that the property and jurisdiction of the said lighthouse, and sufficient territory for the accommodation thereof, shall be fully ceded and legally vested in the United States.

Buoys to be placed within Buzzard’s Bay.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, there shall be provided and maintained at the expense of the United States, not exceeding six buoys to be placed within Buzzard’s Bay, upon the most dangerous ledges there, in such manner as the safety of navigation in that bay requires. Lighthouse to be erected on Wigwam Point.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sufficient lighthouse to be erected on Wigwam Point, so called, within the town of Gloucester, in the state of Massachusetts, where it will best serve the purpose of discovering the entrance of Anesquam harbor, and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise to provide for the support of such lighthouse at the expense of the United States:Land to be first granted to the U. States. Provided, that sufficient land for the accommodation of such lighthouse, together with the jurisdiction thereof, shall be duly and legally granted to and vested in the United States.

Appropriations.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be and hereby are appropriated for providing the said buoys, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, and for the erection of the said lighthouse at Wigwam Point, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies which may be in the treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, April 29, 1800.