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STATUTE II. CHAP. XXVII.-An Act supplementary to the act for the establishment and sup- March 2, 1793.

port of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa Lighthouses, tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all &c. expenses expenses, which shall accrue from the first day of July next inclusively, them to be defor the necessary support, maintenance and repairs of all lighthouses, frayed by U. S. beacons, buoys, the stakeage of channels on the sea-coast, and public till 1st July piers, shall continue to be defrayed by the United States, until the first

1794. day of July, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, notwithstanding such lighthouses, beacons, or public piers, with the lands and tenements thereunto belonging, and the jurisdiction of the same shall not, in the mean time, be ceded to, or vested in the United 1791, ch. 24. States, by the state or states respectively, in which the same may be;

1792, ch. 17. and that the said time be further allowed to the states respectively, to

1795, ch. 40.

1796, ch. 4. make such cession.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea Secretary of sury be authorized and directed to cause a floating beacon or buoy to Treasury to be provided and placed on Smith's Point shoal, in the Chesapeak bay, place beacons in and a beacon or floating buoy at the southwest straddle on the Royal and N. Carolina. shoal, near Ocracoke inlet, in North Carolina.

APPROVED, March 2, 1793.

STATUTE II.

Chap. XXX.–An Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned. March 2, 1793. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

[Obsolete.) United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be appro

Appropriation priated to the purposes hereinafter mentioned, to be paid out of any of certain mo. monies, which shall come into the treasury of the United States, to the nies for defrayend of the present year, (not proceeding from the duties on imports and ing certain spe.

cific demande, tonnage) and not heretofore appropriated, and out of the surplus of any of the duties of impost and tonnage, which may accrue, during the present year, the sum of fifty-nine thousand one hundred and seven dollars and forty-one cents:

For purchasing two lots of ground, with the buildings thereon, and for erecting other buildings, and purchasing sundry materials and necessaries for the use of the mint, twelve thousand and seventy-nine dollars and seventy-eight cents ;—for the salaries of the officers of the mint, from the first day of July to the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, two thousand six hundred and ninety-four dollars and eighty-eight cents:—for the salary of the following officers of the mint, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three; the director, two thousand dollars;—the assayer fifteen hundred dollars;—the chief coiner, fifteen hundred dollars ;—the engraver, twelve hundred dollars ;-the treasurer, twelve hundred dollars ;-three clerks, five hundred dollars each, fifteen hundred dollars :—for defraying the expenses of workmen, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, a sum not exceeding two thousand six hundred dollars :for defraying the expenses of bringing to the seat of government, the votes of the electors in the several states for President and Vice-President, a sum not exceeding one thousand four hundred and ninety-nine dollars :—for discharging the claim of Return Jonathan Meigs, and the legal representatives of Christopher Greene, the sum of four hundred dollars :—for the pay, subsistence and forage due to Winthrop Sargent, as adjutant-general to the troops late under the command of General St. Clair, five hundred and sixty-nine dollars and forty-five cents :-for paying Dunlap and Claypoole, for printing performed under the direction of a committee of the convention of the United States, four hundred and

Appropriations twenty dollars :—for defraying certain extra expenses of the doorkeeper for detraying of the House of Representatives, and for clerk hire, and allowance to demand specific witnesses attending the late committee appointed to inquire into the

failure of the expedition under General St. Clair, four hundred dollars :for paying the principal clerk to the secretary of the Senate, for his services, from the first of July to the fourth of November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, one hundred and twenty-seven days, at three dollars per day, three hundred and eighty-one dollars for paying the same clerk for his services, for six months, over and above his former allowance, five hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty cents :—for six months additional pay to the engrossing clerk, three hundred and sixtyfive dollars :-for extra services of the doorkeeper, during the present session, ninety-one dollars and fifty cents :—for defraying the expense attending the stating and printing the public accounts, in pursuance of the order of the House of Representatives, of the thirtieth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars :—for paying the account of the trustees of Wilmington public grammar school and academy, two thousand five hundred and fifty-three dollars and sixty-four cents :—to make good so much deficient in the appropriation of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninetyone, for defraying the expenses of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers, a sum not exceeding nine hundred and fifty-five dollars and sixtysix cents :—for building a lighthouse on Montok point, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars :—for completing the lighthouse on Baldhead, at the mouth of Cape Fear river, two thousand dollars :—for the salaries of clerks, not exceeding three, to be employed in the office of the commissioner of the revenue, at the rate of five hundred dollars per

annum, fifteen hundred dollars :—for defraying the expense of books 1792, ch. 1. and printing, incident to the acts for recording the registering of ships, 1793, ch. 8.

or vessels, and enrolling and licensing vessels employed in the coasting trade, three hundred and fifty dollars.

APPROVED, March 2, 1793.

STATUTE II.

ance to certain

March 2, 1793. Chap. XXXI.–An Act making addition to the Compensation of certain Public

Officers. Additional

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the annual allow United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be allowed

to the Auditor of the Treasury, the sum of five hundred dollars; to the officers of the Treasury.

Commissioner of the Revenue, the sum of five hundred dollars; to the

Comptroller of the Treasury, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, 1799, ch. 38. and to the Register of the Treasury, the sum of two hundred and fifty

1792, ch. 37, dollars per annum, in addition to the compensation already allowed to cec. 6, 10.

them respectively, to commence on the first day of April next, payable in like manner as the present compensations are payable.

APPROVED, March 2, 1793.

ACTS OF THE THIRD CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of

Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the second

day of December, 1793, and ended on the ninth day of June, 1794. GEORGE WASHINGTON, President; JOHN ADAMS, Vice President of the

United States, and President of the Senate; RALPH IZARD, President of the Senate pro tempore; FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

STATUTE I. Chapter I.-An Act making an alteration in the Flag of the United States. Jan. 13, 1794,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Alteration in United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after Flag of United the first day of May, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred and States. ninety-five, the flag of the United States, be fifteen stripes alternate red and white. That the Union be fifteen stars, white in a blue field.(a) APPROVED, January 13, 1794.

STATUTE I. Chap. IV.-An Act in alteration of the act establishing a Mint and regulating the March 3, 1794.

Coins of the United States. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa Duty of Treas. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from urer of the mint

herein. and after the passing this act it shall be the duty of the treasurer of the

Act of April mint to receive and give receipts for all metals which may lawfully be 2, 1792, ch. 16. brought to the mint to be coined; and for the purpose of ascertaining their respective qualities, shall deliver from every parcel so received, a sufficient number of grains to the assayer, who shall assay all such of Assay. them as may require it

. And the said treasurer shall from time to time deliver the said metals to the chief coiner to be coined in such quantities as the director of the mint may prescribe. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, that the assayer and chief coiner

Assayer and of the mint previous to entering upon the execution of their respective chief coiner to offices shall each become bound to the United States of America with give bond, &c. one or more sureties to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, the said assayer in the sum of one thousand dollars and the said chief coiner in the sum of five thousand dollars, with condition for the faithful and diligent performance of the duties of his office.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act entitled Part of cer. "An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the United tain act repeal

ed. States," as comes within the purview of this act be and the same is hereby

1792, ch. 16. repealed.

APPROVED, March 3, 1794. (a) By the act of April 4, 1818, chap. 32, the following provision is made relating to the flag of the United States :

Sec. 1. That from and after the 4th of July next, (July 4, 1818,) the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternately red and white. That the union be twenty stars white in a blue field.

Sec. 2. That on the admission of any new state into the Union, one star be added to the union of the flag; and that such addition shall take effect on the fourth day of July then next ensuing.

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STATUTE I.
March 7, 1794. CHAP. V.-An Act for the remission of the duties arising on the tonnage of sundry

French vessels which have taken refuge in the ports of the United States. WHEREAS the disastrous situation of the town of Cape Francois, in the island of Hispaniola, compelled sundry vessels belonging to citizens of the French Republic, in the month of June last, to take refuge within the ports of the United States: and whereas they are liable by law to the payment of foreign tonnage, which, considering the necessity of their

case, ought equitably to be remitted to them: Therefore, Remission of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the tonnage duty to United States of America in Congress assembled, That the duties on vessels.

the tonnage, to which any of the vessels aforesaid are, or may have been

liable, within any of the ports of the United States, be, and are hereby On what proof. remitted : Provided nevertheless, That the master, owner or consignee,

of every such vessel shall make proof to the proper officer of the port in which such vessel may be, that the said vessel was compelled to leave the said island of Hispaniola, and to take refuge within the said port, by reason of the calamity aforesaid.

APPROVED, March 7, 1794.

STATUTE I.

ernment for

March 14, 1794. Chap. VI.-- An Act making Appropriations for the support of Government, for the

year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. Specific ap

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives propriations for support of gove of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for defray

ing the expenditure of the civil list of the United States, for the year 1794,

one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, together with the incidental and contingent expenses of the several departments and offices thereof; and for making good deficiences for the support of the civil list establishment; for aiding the fund appropriated for the payment of certain officers of the courts, jurors and witnesses; for the support of lighthouses, and for other purposes, there be appropriated a sum of money not exceeding five hundred and twenty-one thousand four hundred and forty-seven dollars and twenty-four cents; That is to say:

For the compensations granted by law to the President and Vice President of the United States, thirty thousand dollars :

For the like compensations to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, their officers and attendants, estimated for a sessicn of six months continuance, one hundred and eighty-five thousand, eight hundred and ninety dollars :

For the expenses of firewood, stationery, printing-work, and all other contingent expenses of the two houses of Congress, ten thousand dollars:

For the compensations granted by law, to the chief justice, associate judges, district judges, and attorney general, forty-three thousand two hundred dollars :

For defraying the expense of clerks of courts, jurors and witnesses, in aid of the fund arising from fines, forfeitures and penalties, twelve thousand dollars :

For defraying the expenses of prosecutions for offences against the United States, and for the safe keeping of prisoners, four thousand dollars :

For compensation to the Secretary of State, clerks and persons employed in his office, six thousand eight hundred dollars :

For expense of stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses in the office of the Secretary of State, including the expense which will attend the publication of the laws of the first session of the third Congress, and for printing an edition of the same, to be distributed, according to law, two thousand and sixty-one dollars, and sixty-seven cents :

For making good a deficiency in the appropriation of the year one

Specific apthousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for extra-services of clerks in propriations for the office of the Secretary of State, in preparing

documents for Congress, vernment for and for an index to the laws of the second Congress, eight hundred 1794. dollars :

For compensation to the Secretary of the Treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, seven thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars:

For expense of stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, five hundred dollars :

For compensation to the Comptroller of the Treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, ten thousand two hundred dollars :

For expense of stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses in the Comptroller's office, eight hundred dollars :

For compensation to the Treasurer, clerks and persons employed in his office, four thousand one hundred dollars :

For expense of firewood, stationery, printing and other contingencies in the Treasurer's office, four hundred dollars :

For compensation to the Auditor of the Treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, ten thousand four hundred and fifty dollars :

For expense of stationery, printing and other contingent expenses in the Auditor's office, five hundred dollars :

For compensation to the Commissioner of the Revenue, clerks and persons employed in his office, six thousand one hundred and fifty dollars :

For the expenses of stationery, printing and other contingent expenses in the office of the Commissioner, three hundred dollars :

For compensation to the Register of the Treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, fifteen thousand dollars :

For the expenses of stationery, printing and other contingent expenses in the Register's office, (including books for the public stocks) two thousand dollars :

For the payment of rent for the several houses employed in the treasury department, one thousand five hundred and ninety-six dollars and sixty-six cents :

For wood and candles in the several offices of the treasury department (except the Treasurer's office) one thousand two hundred dollars :

For compensations to the several loan officers, thirteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars :

For defraying the expenses of the several loan officers, for stationery and clerk-hire, between the first day of March, and the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three inclusive, the sum of seventeen thousand three hundred and seventy-seven dollars and seventy-five cents:

For compensation to the Secretary of War, clerks and persons employed in his office, seven thousand and fifty dollars :

for expenses of firewood, stationery, printing and other contingent expenses in the office of the Secretary of War, eight hundred dollars.

For making good a deficiency in the appropriation of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for contingent expenses in this office, two hundred and five dollars and seventy-six cents:

For compensation to the Accountant to the war department, and clerks in his office, four thousand seven hundred dollars :

For contingent expenses in the office of the Accountant to the war department, four hundred dollars :

For compensations to the following officers of the mint ;-the Director, two thousand dollars ;-the Assayer, one thousand five hundred dollars ;--the Chief Coiner, one thousand five hundred dollars ;-the Engraver, one thousand two hundred dollars ;-the Treasurer, one thousand two hundred dollars ;-three Clerks, at five hundred dollars each, one thousand five hundred dollars :

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