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(ACT of April 21st, 1820.)

territory, until modified or repealed by the legislative authority thereof.

11. Sec. Xi. The bounty lands granted, or hereafter to be granted, for military services during the late war, shall, while they continue to be held by the patentees or their heirs, remain exempt from all taxes, for the term of three years from and after the date of the patents respectively.

12. Sec. xn. Whenever, according to the provisions of this act, the people of the Arkansaw territory shall have a right to elect members of the house of representatives of their general assembly, they shall also have the right to elect a delegate from the said territory to the congress of the United States, who shall possess the same powers, enjoy the same privileges, and receive the same compensation, granted and secured by law to the delegates from other territories.

13. Sec. Xiii. Until otherwise directed by the legislative department of the said territory of Arkansaw, the seat of the territorial government thereof shall be the post of Arkansaw, on the Arkansaw river.

14. Sec. Xiv. The line now established by law, between the land offices at the seat of justice in the county of Lawrence, and at the town of Jackson, in the county of cape Gireadeau, shall, from and after the passage of this act, be so altered as to run, be the same, and correspond, with the northern line of the said territory of Arkansaw, any thing in the act, entitled " An act making provision for the establishment of additional land offices in the territory of Missouri," passed the seventeenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, to the contrary notwithstanding.

ACT of March 17th, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 29.

15. Sec. I. The president of the United States is hereby authorized to appoint a receiver of the public moneys, and register of the land office for the district of Lawrence county, in the Arkansas territory.

16. Sec. N. Any person having claim to a right of preemption within the said district, shall make known his claim and location, according to the provisions of the laws now in force, to the register at least six weeks before the time to be designated by the president of the United States, for issuing patents to the soldiers of the late army, entitled to bounty land in said district.

ACT of April 21st, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 61.

17. Sec. I. The act of congress passed on the fourth day of June, „_e thousand eight hundred and twelve, providing for the government of the territory of Missouri, as modified by the act of congress passed on the twenty-ninth day of April, one thousand eight (Acfof April 2d, 1794.)

hundred and sixteen, entitled " an act to alter certain parts of the act aforesaid," shall be considered as applicable to the government of the territory of Arkansas, and shall have reference to the proceedings of the said territory, in organization of the second grade of the territorial government assumed by said territory, under an act of congress of the second March, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, establishing the territory of Arkansas; and all and every step taken under the last mentioned act shall be considered valid, if not inconsistent with the three before recited acts taken together.

ARMS, AND ARSENALS.

Three or four arsenals to be established, 1

And an armory in each, 2

A Superintendent to be employed, 3
Annual account of the expenses to be laid

before congress, 4 Eight hundred thousand dollars appropriated to buy arms, 5 Founderics to be established, 6 One Hundred thousand dollars appropriated, 7 Thirty thousand stand of amis to be provided, 8 Arms unsold, how disposed of, 9

Amount of sales to be reported annual-
ly to congress, 10
Compensation to officers, 11
Penalty on enticing army artificers, 12
Penalty for destroying tools, &e. 13
Artificers exempted from certain services, 14
Arsenals on the western waters, IS
Two hundred thousand dollars annually

appropriated, 16

Additional arsenals to be erected, 17
Arms to be transmitted to the several

states, 16 Armories placed under the ordnance department, 19

ACT of April 2d, 1794. 2 Bioren, 386.

An act to provide for the erecting and rppairing of arsenals and magazines, and

for other purposes.

1. Sec I. For the safe keeping of the military stores, there shall be established under the direction of the president of the United States, three or four arsenals with magazines, as he shall judge most expedient, in such places as will best accommodate the different parts of the United States. Either or both of the arsenals heretofore used at Springfield and Carlisle, to be continued as part of the said number, at his discretion: Provided, that none of the said arsenals be erected, until purchases of the land necessary for their accommodation be made with the consent of the legislature of the state, in which the same is intended to be erected.

2. Sec. Ii. There shall be established, at each of the aforesaid arsenals, a national armory, in which shall be employed one superintendent, and one master-armorer (who shall be appointed by the president of the United States) and as many workmen, as the secretary for the department of war shall, from time to time, deem (Act of May 4th, 1798.)

necessary. And the said superintendents shall each receive, as a compensation, seventy dollars per month, and the said master armorers each, fifty dollars per month.

3. Sec. Hi. There shall be employed an officer, whose duty it shall be (under the direction of the department of war) to superintend the receiving, safe keeping and distribution of the military stores of the United States, and to call to account all persons, to whom the same may be intrusted; he shall receive for his compensation, at the rate of one hundred and twenty-five dollars per month, and shall be appointed by the president of the United States.

4. Sec. V. An annual account of the expenses of the national armories shall be laid before the legislature of the United States, together with an account of the arms made and repaired therein.

ACT of May 4th, 1798. 3 Bioren, 46.

An act to enable the president of the United States, to procure cannon, arms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

5. Sec. t. A sum not exceeding eight hundred thousand dollars is appropriated to purchase, as soon as may be, a sufficient number of cannon, also a supply of small arms, and of ammunition and military stores, to be deposited, and used, as will be most conducive to the public safety and defence, at the discretion of the president of the United States.

6. Sec. n. The president of the United States is authorised, in case he shall find it impracticable to procure by purchase, with certainty and despatch proportionate to the necessities of the public service, the cannon and arms hereby required, and any considerable part thereof shall be likely to be deficient, to take, by lease, for a term of years, or by sale in fee, to the United States, one or more suitable place or places where cannon or small arms may be advantageously cast and manufactured, and shall and may there establish founderies and armories for the manufacture of the same, respectively, and shall cause suitable artisans and labourers to be there employed for account of the United States; and shall and may appoint one or more persons to superintend the said works, under the direction of the department of war. And an account of the expenditures which shall be incurred in forming and employing these establishments, and of the cannon and arms which shall be cast and manufactured therein respectively, shall be laid before the congress of the United States at their next session, and annually thereafter, so long as the same shall be continued.

7. Sec. Iii. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is appropriated, and shall be paid out of any moneys not before appropriated, for the hire, purchase and employ of the said founderies and armories, respectively in case such establishments shall be found necessary, as herein before provided.

ACT of July 6th, 1798. 3 Bioren, 74.
An act providing arms for the militia throughput the United States.

8. Sec. I. There shall be provided, at the charge and expense of the government of the United States, thirty thousand stand of arms, which shall be deposited, by order of the president of the United States, at suitable places, for the purpose of being sold to the governments of the respective states, or the militia thereof, under such regulations, and at such prices, as the president of the United States shall prescribe.

9. Sec. Ii. The president of the United States is hereby authorized to cause all or any part of the arms herein directed to be provided and deposited for sale, which shall, at any time, remain unsold, to be delivered to the militia, when called into the service of the United States, proper receipts and security being given for the return of the same.

10. Sec. nr. That the moneys arising from such sales shall be paid into the treasury of the United States, and the amount received shall be annually reported to congress.

ACT of May 7th, 1800. 3 Bioren, 371.
An act for the regulation of public arsenals and magazines.

11. Sec. I. The several officers who now are, or hereafter may be, employed in the armories of the United States, shall be entitled to, and shall receive, the following compensations, in addition to their pay as established by law, to wit: A superintendent of such armory, three rations per day, or an equivalent in money, and a master armorer two rations per day or an equivalent in money.

12. Sec. Ii. If any person shall procure, or entice, any artificer, or workman, retained or employed in any arsenal, or armory, of the United States, to depart from the same during the continuance of his engagement, or avoid or break his contract with the United States, or who, after due notice of the engagement of any > such workman or armorer, in any arsenal or armory, shall, during the continuance of such engagement, retain, hire, or in any wise employ, harbour, or conceal, such artificer or workman, the person so offending shall, upon conviction, be fined, at the discretion of the court, not exceeding fifty dollars, or be imprisoned, for any term not exceeding three months.

13. Sec. Hi. If any artificer, or workman, hired, retained, or employed, in any public arsenal or armory, shall, wantonly and carelessly, break, impair, or destroy, any implements, tools, or utensils, or any stock, or materials for making guns, the property of the United States; or shall, wilfully and obstinately, refuse to perform the services lawfully assigned to him, pursuant to his contract, every such person shall forfeit a sum, not exceeding twenty dollars, for every such act of disobedience or breach of contract, to be recovered in any court, having competent jurisdiction thereof.

(Actof February 8th, 1815.)

14. Sec. Iv. All artificers and workmen who shall be employed in the said armories, shall be exempted during their term of service, from all military service, and service as jurors in any court.

ACT of March 3d, 1803. 3 Bioren, 557.

An act directing a detachment from the militia of the United States, and for erecting certain arsenals.

15. Sec. V. Twenty-five thousand dollars are appropriated for erecting at such places on the western waters as the president may judge most proper, one or more arsenals; and the president is to cause the same to be furnished with such arms, ammunition and military stores as he may deem necessary.

ACT of April 23d, 1808. 4 Bioren, 169.

An act making provision for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States.

16. Sec. I. The annual sum of two hundred thousand dollars is appropriated for the purpose of providing arms and military equipments for the whole body of the militia of the United States, either by purchase or manufacture, by and on account of the United States.

I7. Sec. Ii. The president of the United States is authorized to purchase sites for, and erect such additional arsenals and manufactories of arms as he may deem expedient, under the limitations and restrictions now provided by law.

18. Sec. Hi. All the arms procured in virtue of this act shall be transmitted to the several states composing this union, and territories thereof, to each state and territory, respectively, in proportion to the number of the effective militia in each state and territory, and by each state and territory to be distributed to the militia in such state and territory, under such rules and regulations as shall be by law prescribed by the legislature of each state and terriorty.

ACT of February 8th, 1815. 4 Bioren, 794.

19. Sec. Ix. To insure system and uniformity in the different public armories, they are hereby placed under the direction of the ordnance department. And the colonel of the ordnance department, under the direction of the secretary of war, is authorized to establish depots of arms, ammunition and ordnance stores in such parts of the United States, and in such numbers as may be deemed necessary.

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