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send them to the bank or branch banks of the United States, in each

Mode of dis. of the states where such bank is established; and where there is no bank tribution of established, then to the collector of the principal town in such state (in cents. the proportion of the number of inhabitants of such state) to be by such bank or collector, paid out to the citizens of the state for cash, in sums not less than ten dollars value; and that the same be done at the risk and expense of the United States, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the department of the treasury. APPROVED, March 3, 1795.

STATUTE II. CHAP. XLVIII. -An Act for the more effectual recovery of Debts due from indi- March 3, 1795.

viduals to the United States. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Comptroller of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the comp- fication to debt

. troller of the treasury be, and is hereby authorized to issue a notifica- ors, &c. tion to any person who has received monies for which he is accountable to the United States, or to the executor or administrator of such person, if he be deceased, requiring him to render to the auditor of the treasury, at such time as he shall think reasonable, according to the circumstances of the case, within twelve months from the date of such notification, all his accounts and vouchers, for the expenditure of the said monies, and in default thereof, suits shall, at the discretion of the comptroller of the treasury, be commenced for the same, without further notice: And the party sued, as aforesaid, shall be subject to the costs and charges of such suits, whether the ultimate decision shall be in his favour or against him.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the marshals of the re Marshals of spective districts be, and are hereby authorized and directed to serve the the districts to said notifications on the parties therein named, by leaving copies thereof serve such notiat their respective dwellings, or usual places of abode, at least four months before the time fixed in such notification, for rendering their accounts, as aforesaid, and that the return of the said notifications to the comptroller's office; with the marshal's certificate thereon, that such service has been made, be deemed legal evidence in the district or circuit courts, of the proceedings, and for the recovery of costs and charges. And that in cases, where accounts shall be rendered to the auditor of Auditor to li. the treasury, within the time limited in the notifications aforesaid, he quidate account shall immediately proceed to liquidate the credits to be passed for the to the Comptrolsaid accounts, and report the same to the comptroller, with a particular ler, &c. list of any claims which shall have been disallowed by him. And that the comptroller of the treasury immediately proceed to the examination of the credits allowed by the auditor, and if the same be approved by 1809, ch. 28, him, that he cause credit therefor to be passed on the public books. sec. 2. And the comptroller shall also appoint a day, for hearing the claimant on the claims so disallowed by the auditor, as aforesaid.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a list of all such credits How suspend. aforesaid, as shall have been claimed, and not admitted by the comp- be finally deter

ed credits are to troller, be made out and transmitted to the marshal of the district, where mined on. the claimant resides; and that a copy thereof be served on the claimant, or left at his dwelling or last usual place of abode, with notice of the time assigned by the comptroller, for the final hearing, as aforesaid, at least four months before such hearing; of which proceedings, the marshal is hereby directed to transmit an official return to the comptroller. And in case of an omission or neglect, on the part of the claimant, to assign, in writing, or otherwise, his reasons to the comptroller, within the time limited, as aforesaid, why the suspended credits should be admitted, all future claims therefor shall be, and are hereby forever barred. But in case the claimant shall, within the time aforesaid, assign in

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writing, or otherwise, his reasons why the suspended credits should be admitted, the comptroller shall immediately consider the same, and decide thereon, according to the principles of equity, and the usages of the treasury department.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in all cases, where the final decision of the comptroller shall be against the claimant, such determination shall be final and conclusive to all concerned.

APPROVED, March 3, 1795.

Decision of Comptroller conclusive on all concerned.

STATUTE II.

cause a certain

March 3, 1795. Chap. XLIX.–An Act to authorize a grant of lands to the French inhabitants

of Galliopolis, and for other purposes therein mentioned. President to Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives tract of land to of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Prebe surveyed. sident of the United States shall be and he is hereby authorized and em

powered to cause to be surveyed, in the territory northwest of the Ohio, 1798, ch. 59. a tract of land situate on the northerly bank of the river Ohio, beginning

one mile and a half on a straight line above the mouth of Little Sandy, thence down the said river Ohio along the courses thereof eight miles when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from each extremity of the said line so as to include the quantity of twenty-four thou

sand acres of land to be disposed as herein after directed. To cause the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be authorized French inhabit. to cause to be ascertained the number of French inhabitants and actual ants of Gallio. polis to be enu.

settlers of the town or settlement of Galliopolis, being males above merated. eighteen years of age or widows who are or shall be within the said

town or settlement of Galliopolis on the first day of November next. Letters patent Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United to be issued to States shall be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to issue for a tract of letters patent in the name and under the seal of the United States, theresaid land on by granting to John Gabriel Gervais, and his heirs, four thousand acres condition.

of land, part of the said twenty-four thousand acres to be located on the northwest bank of the river Ohio opposite to the mouth of the Little Sandy, with condition in the said letters patent that if the said John Gabriel Gervais or his heirs shall not personally within three years from the date of the same patent settle on the same tract of land, and there continue settled for three years next thereafter, the same letters patent shall be void and determine, and the title thereof revest in the United

States as if this law had not passed. Remainder to Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United be distributed States shall be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to cause to among the ac. tual settlers of

be surveyed, laid off and divided, the remaining twenty thousand acres Galliopolis. of land, residue of the twenty-four thousand acres, into as many lots or

parts as the actual settlers of Galliopolis shall on the ascertainment aforesaid amount to, and the same to be designated, marked and numbered on a plat thereof to be returned to the secretary of the said territory, together with a certificate of the courses of the said lots, the said lots or

parts of the aforesaid tract, to be assigned to the settlers aforesaid by lot. Patents to is. And the President of the United States is hereby authorized and emsue,

powered to issue letters patent as aforesaid to the said actual settlers and their heirs for the said twenty thousand acres, to be held by them in sere

ralty in lots to be designated and described by their numbers on the plat on condition. aforesaid, with condition in the same letters patent that if one or more of

the said grantees his or her heirs or assigns shall not within five years from the date of the same letters make or cause and procure to be made an actual settlement on the lot or lots assigned to him, her or them, and the same continue for five years thereafter, that then the said letters patent so far as concerns the said lot or lots not settled and continued to be

settled as aforesaid shall cease and determine and the title thereof shall revest in the United States in the same manner as if this law had not passed.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act shall Settlers'claime be taken or considered in any manner to impair or affect the claims of

against con

tractors not to the said settlers against any person or persons for or by reason of any be impaired. contracts heretofore made by them, but that the same contracts shall be and remain in the same state as if this law had not passed. APPROVED, March 3, 1795.

STATUTE II. Chap. L.-An Act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United March 3, 1795 States.(a)

[Obsolete.] Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa Secretary of tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, for State to cause the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States, the laws, &c. to be Secretary for the department of State shall, after the end of the next printed. session of Congress, cause to be printed and collated at the public expense, a complete edition of the laws of the United States, comprising 1799, ch, 30. the constitution of the United States, the public acts then in force, and the treaties, together with an index to the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That four thousand five hundred A certain num. copies of the said edition shall be divided by the said secretary, among be distributed the respective states, and the territories northwest and south of the among the river Ohio, according to the rule for apportioning representatives; and states. that the proportion of each state or territory shall be transmitted by the said secretary to the governor or supreme executive magistrate thereof, 1814, ch. 69. to be deposited in such fixed and convenient place in each county, or other subordinate civil division of such state or territory, as the executive or legislature thereof shall deem most conducive to the general information of the people: and that five hundred copies of the said edi Some to be tion be reserved for the future disposition of Congress.

reserved. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the acts passed at each succeeding session of Congress, including future treaties, shall be printed and distributed, in like manner and proportion. APPROVED, March 3, 1795.

STATUTE II. Crap. LI.-An Act making provision for the purposes of Trade with the Indians. March 3, 1795. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

[Obsolete.] United States of America in Congress assembled, That a sum, not ex

Goods to be ceeding fifty thousand dollars, be appropriated to the purchase of goods supplying the

purchased for for supplying the Indians within the limits of the United States, for the Indians. year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five; and that the sale of such goods be made under the direction of the President of the United States. APPROVED, March 3, 1795.

STATUTE II. Chap. LII.-An Act to regulate the Compensation of Clerks.

March 3, 1795. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives [Obsolete.] of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Compensations Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the department of State and of clerks in the the Secretary of the department of War, be authorized to vary, for the may be varied present year, the compensations heretofore established for clerks in their for the present respective departments, in such manner as the services to be performed year.

(a) See an Act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States, March 2, 1799, ch. 30.

shall in their judgment require; so however that no principal clerk shall Increase of receive more than at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum, and compensation to that the aggregate of the compensations for clerks in either of the said of the director of departments shall not for the said year exceed the aggregate of the comthe mint. pensations allowed for clerks in the same department for the year one

thousand seven hundred and ninety-four; and that an additional com1796, ch. 40. pensation not exceeding the rate of two hundred dollars per annum be

allowed for one clerk employed by the director of the mint during the

present year. Clerk hire of Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be allowed for the year the commission. one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, to the commissioners of ers of loans, &c.

loans in the states of Massachusetts and New York respectively not exceeding five clerks at the rate of five hundred dollars each; to the commissioner of loans in the state of Connecticut not exceeding two clerks at the rate of four hundred dollars each; and to the commissioner of loans in the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina respectively not exceeding two clerks at the rate of five hundred dollars each. The aggregate of the compensations for clerks employed by either of the said commissioners to be apportioned among them at his discretion. That there be allowed for the year aforesaid in lieu of clerk hire to the commissioner of loans in the state of New Hampshire three hundred and fifty dollars; to the commissioner of loans in the state of Rhode Island four hundred dollars; to the commissioner of loans in the state of New Jersey three hundred dollars; and to the commissioner of loans in the state of Maryland two hundred and fifty dollars.

APPROVED, March 3, 1795. STATUTE II.

March 3, 1795.

(Obsolete.) President may in certain cases permit the exportation of arms, &c.

Chap. LIII.- An Act authorizing the erportation of Arms, Cannon and Military

Stores in certain cases. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, "That in cases connected with the security of the commercial interest of the United States, and for public purposes only, the President of the United States be, and hereby is authorized to permit the exportation of arms, cannon and military stores, the law prohibiting the exportation of the same to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, March 3, 1795.

I. Resolved 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 hereby is requested to give directions to the Attorney General to collect, digest and report to the next Congress, the charters, treaties and other documents relative to, and explanatory of the title to the land situate in the South Western parts of the United States and claimed by certain companies under a law of the State of Georgia passed the seventh day of January last, namely, a tract of land claimed by James Gunn, Matthew McAllister, and George Walker, and their associates; also a tract of land claimed by Nicholas Long, Thomas Glascock, Ambrose Gordon, and Thomas Cumming, and their associates; also a tract of land claimed by John B. Scott, John C. Nightingale, and Wade Hampton, and their associates ; and also a tract of land claimed by Zachariah Cox, and Mathias Maher, and their associates.

Passed by both Houses March 3, 1795

ACTS OF THE FOURTH 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 seventh

day of December, 1795, and ended on the first of June, 1796. George WashinGTON, President; John Adams, Vice President of the

United States, and President of the Senate; SAMUEL LIVERMORE, President of the Senate pro tempore; Jonathan Dayton, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

STATUTE I.

that is to say:

Chapter I.-An Act making Appropriations for the Support of Government, for Feb. 5, 1796. the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six.

(Obsolete.) Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

Specific apof the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That for defray- propriations for ing the expenditure of the civil list of the United States, for the year

support of gov.

ernment, for one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, together with the incidental 1796. and contingent expenses of the several departments and offices thereof, there be appropriated a sum of money, not exceeding five hundred and thirty thousand three hundred and ninety-two dollars and eighty-five cents; For the compensations granted by law to the President and Vice Pre President and

Vice President. sident of the United States, thirty thousand dollars.

For the like compensations to the members of the Senate and House Senate and of Representatives, their officers and attendants, estimated for a session House of Rep

resentatives. of six months continuance, one hundred and ninety-three thousand four hundred and sixty dollars.

For the expenses of firewood, stationery, printing-work, and all other contingent expenses of the two houses of Congress, eleven thousand five hundred dollars.

For the compensations granted by law to the Chief Justice, Associate Judges, District Judges, and Attorney General, forty-three thousand six hundred dollars.

For defraying the expense of clerks of courts, jurors and witnesses, in aid of the fund arising from fines, forfeitures and penalties; and likewise for defraying the expenses of prosecutions for offences against the United States, and for safe keeping of prisoners, twenty thousand dollars.

For making good deficiences in the last-mentioned fund, in the appropriation of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, ten thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of State, clerks and persons employed in that department, seven thousand eight hundred and fifiy dollars.

For incidental and contingent expenses in the said department, twenty-three thousand three hundred and eighty dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of the Treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, eight thousand one hundred and fifty dol. lars.

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

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