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other sums, equal to the market value of the remaining funded stock, which would have been created by subscriptions, as aforesaid ; which market value shall be determined by the Comptroller of the Treasury.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty thousand Appropriation dollars shall be, and hereby is appropriated for the purposes aforesaid, therefor. to be paid out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing Treasury not of this act, it shall not be lawful for the officers of the treasury to issue to issue certifior cause to be issued, any certificates of registered or unfunded debt; tered or unfund. and that to satisfy such claims for services, or supplies furnished or done ed debt. prior to the establishment of the present constitution of the United States, Appropriation

for services and as shall be allowed according to law, and the course of settlement at the

supplies prior to treasury, there be appropriated a sum not exceeding twenty thousand the present condollars, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise

stitution,

appropriated.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners of the Reimburse. sinking fund shall be, and they are hereby required to reimburse, or ment to be made

of the unfunded cause to be reimbursed, the principal sums of the unfunded, or regis

or registered tered debt of the United States, credited on the books of the treasury, debt. and commissioners of loans; and that they cause a notification to be Notification pablished, informing the creditors generally, of the said reimbursement, thereof to be and that interest on the said debts will cease at the expiration of six

published. months after the date of the said notification; and that a sum not ex

Appropriation ceeding ninety thousand dollars be appropriated for the reimbursement therefor. of the debts aforesaid, out of any monies in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Creditors of creditors of the unfunded or registered debt aforesaid, to receive certifi- unfunded or re. cates of funded three per cent. stock, equal to the arrearages of interest

gistered debt

may receive due to them, respectively, prior to the first day of January, one thousand certificates of seven hundred and ninety-one; and on the requisition of each or any

stock for certain of the said creditors, the proper officers of the treasury are hereby re- interest.

arrearages of quired to issue, or cause to be issued, the said certificates of funded three per cent. stock accordingly. APPROVED, June 12, 1798.

STATUTE II. CHAP. LII.-An Act making appropriations for the Mililary establishment, for June 12, 1799. the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight ; and for other purposes.

(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 the propriations. support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, the pay and subsistence of the officers and men; bounties and premiums; the clothing, hospital, ordnance, quartermasters and Indian departments; the defensive protection of the frontiers; the contingent expenses of the war department, and the payment of military pensions; the sum of one million four hundred and eleven thousand seven bundred and ninety eight dollars (including the sum of two hundred thousand dollars already appropriated on account) be, and hereby is appropriated; that is to say:

For the pay of the army of the United States, the sum of two hundred and sixty-four thousand eight hundred and twenty-four dollars.

For the subsistence of the officers of the army, the sum of forty thousand six hundred and sixty-one dollars.

For the subsistence of the non-commissioned officers and privates, the sum of two hundred and forty-seven thousand one hundred and seventyeight dollars.

For forage, the sum of fifteen thousand eight hundred and sixteen dollars.

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For equipments, for one company of cavalry, two thousand one hunpropriations. dred and forty dollars.

For horses for the caralry, to replace those which may die, or become unfit for service, the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars.

For clothing, the sum of eighty-three thousand and fifty dollars.
For bounties and premium, the sum of thirty-eight thousand dollars.
For the hospital department, the sum of ten thousand dollars.
For the ordnance department, the sum of forty-three thousand dollars.

For the quartermaster's department, the sum of two hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars.

For the Indian department, the following sums, that is to say:

For the payment of annuities to the Six Nations, Chickasaws, Chero kees and Creeks, the sum of fourteen thousand dollars.

For the expenses attending the transportation of goods, for the above mentioned annuities, the sum of nine thousand dollars.

For promoting civilization, and pay of temporary agents, the sum of fifteen ihousand dollars.

For rations to Indians at the different military posts, and within their respective nations, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

For building a grist and saw mill for the use of the Stockbridge Indians, agreeably to a treaty in one thousand seven hundred and ninetyfour, three thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses for presents to Indians on their visits to the seat of government, and expenses attending their journies, and during their stay in Philadelphia, the sum of ten thousand dollars.

For the defensive protection of the frontiers of the United States, including the erection and repair of forts and fortifications, the sum of sixty thousand dollars.

For loss of stores, allowances to officers on being ordered to distant commands, and for special purposes; advertising and apprehending deserters, printing, for purchasing of maps, and other contingent expenses, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

For the annual allowance to the invalids of the United States, for their pensions, from the fifth of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, to the fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, the sum of one hundred and two thousand and sixtyseven dollars, and seven cents.

For the construction and repair of certain vessels on the lakes, in the service of government, and the pay and subsistence of the officers and crews of the same, sixteen thousand seven hundred dollars.

For making good a deficiency in the appropriations for the subsistence of the non-commissioned officers and privates of the army of the United States, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seren, the sum of one hundred and fourteen thousand one hundred and sixtyseven dollars, and ninety-five cents.

For making good a deficiency in the appropriation for the expense of the quartermaster's and Indian departments; the defensive protection of the frontiers; bounties, and all other contingent expenses of the war department, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven,

the sum of fifty-four thousand six hundred and ninety-four dollars. How these ap Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the appropriations herein propriations are before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the surplus of the re. to be paid.

venue and income beyond the appropriations heretofore charged thereon, to the end of the present year.

APPROVED, June 12, 1798.

on.

STATUTE II. Chap. LIII.-- An Act to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United June 13, 1798. States and France, and the dependencies thereof.(a)

[Expired.) Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives After 1st July of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no ship 1798, vessels or vessel, owned, hired, or employed, wholly or in part, by any person shall not go to resident within the United States, and which shall depart therefrom after of France, or be the first day of July next, shall be allowed to proceed directly, or from employed in any intermediate port or place, to any port or place within the territory traffic with, or of the French Republic, or the dependencies thereof, or to any place in dent therein. the West Indies, or elsewhere under the acknowledged government of France, or shall be employed in any traffic or commerce with, or for any Post, p. 578. person resident within the jurisdiction, or under the authority of the French Republic. And if any ship or vessel, in any voyage thereafter commencing, and before her return within the United States, shall be voluntarily carried, or suffered to proceed to any French port or place as aforesaid, or shall be employed as aforesaid, contrary to the intent hereof, every such ship or vessel together with her cargo shall be forfeited, Penalty there. and shall accrue, the one half to the use of the United States, and the other half to the use of any person or persons, citizens of the United States, who will inform and prosecute for the same; and shall be liable to be seized, prosecuted and condemned in any circuit or district court of the United States which shall be holden within or for the district where the seizure shall be made.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That after the first day of July Bond to be next, no clearance for a foreign voyage shall be granted to any ship or given on clearvessel

, owned, hired, or employed, wholly or in part, by any person resi- ing for a foreign dent within the United States, until a bond shall be given to the use of July, 1798. the United States, wherein the owner or employer, if usually resident or present, where the clearance shall be required, and otherwise his agent or factor, and the master or captain of such ship or vessel for the intended voyage, shall be parties, in a sum equal to the value of the ship or vessel, and her cargo, and shall find sufficient surety or sureties, to the amount of one half the value thereof, with condition that the same shall not, during her intended voyage, or before her return within the United States, proceed, or be carried, directly or indirectly, to any port or place within the territory of the French Republic, or the dependencies thereof, or any place in the West Indies, or elsewhere, under the acknowledged government of France, unless by distress of weather, or want of provisions, or by actual force and violence, to be fully proved and manifested before the acquittance of such bond; and that such vessel is not, and shall not be employed during her intended voyage, or before her return, as aforesaid, in any traffic or commerce with or for any person resident within the territory of that republic, or in any of the dependencies thereof.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after due notice French vesof the passing of this act, no French ship or vessel, armed or unarmed, other vessels

sels and certain commissioned by or for, or under the authority of the French Republic, not to be allow. or owned, fitted, hired or employed by any person resident within the ed to enter or territory of that republic, or any of the dependencies thereof, or sailing United States or coming therefrom, excepting any vessel to which the President of the unless they have United States shall grant a passport, which he is hereby authorized to the President's grant in all cases where it shall be requisite for the purposes of any case of distress. political or national intercourse, shall be allowed an entry, or to remain within the territory of the United States, unless driven there by distress Post, 611. of weather, or in want of provisions. And if contrary to the intent

(a) An act to declare the treaties heretofore concluded with France, as no longer obligatory on the United States, July 7, 1793, chap. 67.

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In case of their hereof any such ship or vessel shall be found within the jurisdictional being found limits of the United States, not being liable to seizure for any other within the U. States they shall cause, the company having charge thereof shall be required to depart be ordered to and carry away the same, avoiding all unnecessary delay; and if they depart; and on shall, notwithstanding, remain, it shall be the duty of the collector of non compliance the district, wherein, or nearest to which, such ship or vessel shall be, to seized and de. seize and detain the same, at the expense of the United States: Provided, tained. that ships or vessels which shall be bona fide the property of, or hired Vessels belong. ing to citizens

or employed by citizens of the United States, shall be excepted from of the U. States this prohibition until the first day of December next, and no longer : excepted from And provided that in the case of vessels hereby prohibited, which shall the prohibition be driven by distress of weather, or the want of provisions into any port or December 1798. place of the United States, they may be suffered to remain under the

Proceedings custody of the collector there, or nearest thereto, until suitable repairs or case of vessels supplies can be obtained, and as soon as may be thereafter shall be entering in dis. required and suffered to depart: but no part of the lading of such vessel

shall be taken out or disposed of, unless by the special permit of such

collector, or to defray the unavoidable expense of such repairs or supplies. Limitation of Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue and the act. be in force until the end of the next session of Congress, and no longer.

Sec. 5. Provided, and be it further enacted, That if, before the next the President session of Congress, the government of France, and all persons acting may dissolve the by or under their authority, shall clearly disavow, and shall be found to this act, on

refrain from the aggressions, depredations and hostilities which have being well as been, and are by them encouraged and maintained against the vessels certained of a

and other property of the citizens of the United States, and against disavowal and

their national rights and sovereignty, in violation of the faith of treaties, tilities, &c. on and the laws of nations, and shall thereby acknowledge the just claims the part of of the United States to be considered as in all respects neutral, and France.

unconnected in the present European war, if the same shall be continued, then and thereupon it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, being well ascertained of the premises, to remit and discontinue the prohibitions and restraints hereby enacted and declared ;

and he shall be, and is hereby authorized to make proclamation thereof Act not to ex. accordingly: Provided, that nothing in this act contained, shall extend tend to vessels to any ship or vessel to which the President of the United States shall President may grant a permission to enter or clear; which permission he is hereby grant special authorized to grant to vessels which shall be solely employed in any permissions. purpose of political or national intercourse, or to aid the departure of

any French persons, with their goods and effects, who shall have been resident within the United States, when he may think it requisite.

APPROVED, June 13, 1798. STATUTE II. June 18, 1798. Chap. LIV.--An Act supplementary to and to amend the act, intituled An act

to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore Ante,

passed on that subject.[Repealed.) Act of April

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 14, 1802, ch. 28, of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no alien

shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, or of any become a citi. state, unless in the manner prescribed by the act, intituled “An act to zen, unless he establish an uniform rule of naturalization; and to repeal the act hereshall have de tofore passed on that subject,” he shall have declared his intention to tion to become become a citizen of the United States, five years, at least, before his such, five years admission, and shall, at the time of his application to be admitted, before his ad- declare and prove, to the satisfaction of the court having jurisdiction in

He shall de. the case, that he has resided within the United States fourteen years, at clare and prove least, and within the state or territory where, or for which such court is

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declarations, renunciations and proofs, by the said act required, any thing residence withtherein to the contrary hereof notwithstanding: Provided, that any in the United

States, and five alien, who was residing within the limits, and under the jurisdiction of

years the United States, before the twenty-ninth day of January, one thousand state, &c. where seven hundred and ninety-five, may, within one year after the passing he applies ; be.

sides otherwise of this act—and any alien who shall have made the declaration of his

conforming to intention to become a citizen of the United States, in conformity to the the former act. provisions of the act, intituled "An act to establish an uniform rule of

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favor of resi. naturalization, and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject,” dents before may, within four years after having made the declaration aforesaid, be 29th Jan. 1795, admitted to become a citizen, in the manner prescribed by the said act, and of persons upon his making proof that he has resided five years, at least, within declaration of the limits, and under the jurisdiction of the United States : And provided their intention also, that no alien, who shall be a native, citizen, denizen or subject to become citi. of any nation or state with whom the United States shall be at war, at

Alien enemies the time of his application, shall be then admitted to become a citizen cannot become of the United States.

citizens. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Clerks of clerk, or other recording officer of the court before whom a declaration courts to send has been, or shall be made, by any alien, of his intention to become a

to the Secretary citizen of the United States, to certify and transmit to the office of the stracts of the Secretary of State of the United States, to be there filed and recorded, declarations of an abstract of such declaration, in which, when hereafter made, shall be aliens intending a suitable description of the name, age, nation, residence and occupation, zens. for the time being, of the alien; such certificate to be made in all cases, where the declaration has been or shall be made, before the passing of this act, within three months thereafter; and in all other cases, within two months after the declaration shall be received by the court. And Fees of the

clerks therefor. in all cases hereafter arising, there shall be paid to the clerk, or record

Penalty on re. ing officer as aforesaid, to defray the expense of such abstract and certi- fusing to make ficate, a fee of two dollars; and the clerk or officer to whom such fee or certify such

abstracts. shall be paid or tendered, who shall refuse or neglect to make and certify an abstract, as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in all cases of naturalization Clerks of courts heretofore permitted or which shall be permitted, under the laws of the to send to the United States, a certificate shall be made to, and filed in the office of the

Secretary of

State certified Secretary of State, containing a copy of the record respecting the alien, copies of the and the decree or order of admission by the court before whom the pro- records of natu

ralization. ceedings thereto have been, or shall be had: And it shall be the duty of the clerk or other recording officer of such court, to make and transmit such certificate, in all cases which have already occurred, within three months after the passing of this act; and in all future cases, within two months from and after the naturalization of an alien shall be granted by any court competent thereto :-And in all future cases, there shall be paid to such Their fees

therefor. clerk or recording officer the sum of two dollars, as a fee for such certificate, before the naturalization prayed for, shall be allowed. And the clerk Penalty on

wilfully ne. or recording officer, whose duty it shall be, to make and transmit the

glecting to certificate aforesaid, who shall be convicted of a wilful neglect therein, transmit such shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten dollars, for each and every offence. certificates.

Sec. 4. And be il further enacted, That all white persons, aliens, All white (accredited foreign ministers, consuls, or agents, their families and do aliens residing mestics, excepted) who, after the passing of this act, shall continue to the U. States to reside, or who shall arrive, or come to reside in any port or place within be reported and the territory of the United States, shall be reported, if free, and of the registered. age of twenty-one years, by themselves, or being under the age of twentyone years, or holden in service, by their parent, guardian, master or mistress in whose care they shall be, to the clerk of the district court of the district, if living within ten miles of the port or place, in which their residence or arrival shall be, and otherwise, to the collector of such port

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