United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 155

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May 26, 1824.
Chap. CLV.—An Act to fix the western boundary line of the territory of Arkansas, and for other purposes.[1]

Course of the western boundary line of the territory of Arkansas.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the western boundary line of the territory of Arkansas shall begin at a point forty miles west of the south-west corner of the state of Missouri, and run south to the right bank of the Red River, and thence, down the river, and with the Mexican boundary, to the line of the state of Louisiana, any law heretofore made, to the contrary notwithstanding.

2,000 dollars appropriated.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two thousand dollars, to defray the expense of running and marking said boundary line, to be expended under the directions of the President of the United States, be, and the same is hereby is, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

The unexpended appropriation of 65,000 dollars, of March 3, 1821, ch. 35, to be expended agreeably to said act.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the appropriation of sixty-five thousand dollars, made by the act of the 3d of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, for carrying into effect the treaty of the eighteenth of October, eighteen hundred and twenty, with the Chactaw [Choctaw] Indians, as remains unexpended, shall, under the direction of the President of the United States, be employed for the purposes mentioned in the said act of 3d of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-one, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

10,000 dollars appropriated.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ten thousand dollars to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to defray the expenses of treating with the Chactaw [Choctaw] Indians, to obtain a modification of the treaty of October eighteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty.

Approved, May 26, 1824.