United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 50

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March 3, 1825.
Chap. L.—An Act to authorize the President of the United States to cause a road to be marked out from the western frontier of Missouri, to the confines of New Mexico.

The President of the United States to appoint commissioners to mark out a road from the western frontier of Missouri to the confines of New Mexico.
Proviso.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized to appoint commissioners to mark out a road from the western frontier of the state of Missouri, to the boundary line of the United States, in the direction of Santa Fe, of New Mexico: Provided, That the said commissioners shall first obtain the consent of the intervening tribes of Indians, by treaty, to the marking of the said road, and to the unmolested use thereof to the citizens of the United States, and of the Mexican republic.

Continuation of said road.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized to cause the marking of the said road to be continued from the boundary line of the United States to the frontier of New Mexico, under such regulations as may be agreed upon for that purpose between the executive of the United States, and the Mexican government.

10,000 dollars appropriated to defray the expenses of said road; and 20,000 dollars to treat with the Indians.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated, to defray the expenses of marking the said road; and the further sum of twenty thousand dollars, to defray the expenses of treating with the Indians, for their consent to the establishment and use thereof; the said sums to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, March 3, 1825.