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Surplus of the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, T'hat so much as may be necesduties on im- sary of the surplus of the duties on imports and tonnage, beyond the ports and ton. nage pledged permanent appropriations heretofore charged upon them by law, shall be for the payment and hereby is pledged and appropriated for paying the interest of all of principal and such monies as may be borrowed, pursuant to this act, according to the inierest.

terms and conditions on which the loan or loans, respectively, may be effected; and also for paying and discharging the principal sum or sums

of any such loan or loans, according to the terms and conditions to be Permanent fixed, as aforesaid. And the faith of the United States shall be and revenues for

hereby is pledged, to establish sufficient permanent revenues for making making up the deficiency to be up any deficiency that may hereafter appear in the provisions for paying established. the said interest and principal sums, or any of them, in manner afore

said. Sums borrow. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sums to be borrowed, ed to be paid pursuant to this act, shall be paid into the treasury of the United States, into the treasury, &c.

and there separately accounted for; and that the same shall be, and Appropriation hereby are appropriated in manner following: First, to make up any of the same. deficiency in any appropriation heretofore made by law, or to be made,

during the present session of Congress; and, secondly, to defray the expenses which may be incurred before the end of the next session of Congress, by calling into actual service, any part of the militia of the United States, or by raising, equipping and calling into actual service, any regular troops, or volunteers, pursuant to authorities vested or to be vested in the President of the United States, by law.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

STATUTE II.

July 16, 1798. Chap. LXXX.--An Act to suspend, for a further time, the duties upon

the mante facture of Snuf within the United States, and the draubacks upon the esporla[Obsolete.)

tion thereof.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Ante, p. 426, States of America in Congress assembled, That all such parts of any 495, 509.

law or Jaws heretofore passed, as impose duties upon mills and implements employed in the manufacture of snuff, or allow drawbacks upon the exportation of snuff manufactured within the United States, shall be, and the same hereby are suspended until the end of the first session of the sixth Congress of the United States.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

STATUTE II.

July 16, 1798.

(Obsolete.]

Chap. LXXXI.-An Act for allowing an additional compensation to the door.

keepers and assistant doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives, for their services during the present session of Congress.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be allowed to James Mathers, doorkeeper of the Senate, and to Thomas Claxton, doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, each, two hundred and fifty dollars; and to Cornelius Maxwell, assistant doorkeeper of the Senate, and to Thomas Dunn, the assistant doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, each, two hundred and twenty-five dollars, as an additional compensation for their services during the present session of Congress.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

STATUTE II.

July 16, 1799.

CHAP. I.XXXII.-An act to make a further appropriation for the additional

Naval Armament. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum

(Obsolete.)

of six hundred thousand dollars shall be, and hereby is appropriated, to Appropriation enable the President of the United States to cause to be built, and for three ships equipped, three ships or vessels, to be of a force not less than thirty-two 32 guns each. guns each, and of the dimensions and model which he shall deem most advantageous for the public service, as part of the additional naval armament authorized by law.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the timber and other mate- Disposal of rials belonging to the United States proper for building and equipping the materials for the ships or vessels aforesaid, remaining in their several dock-yards, and hand.

ships now on elsewhere, may be employed under the direction of the President of the United States, in effecting the purposes of this act; or may be otherwise disposed of, as he shall think' best. And the sum hereby appro how to be paid. priated, shall be paid out of any unappropriated money in the treasury.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

STATUTE II.

CHAP. LXXXIII.-An Act in further addition to the act, intituled "An act to July 16, 1798. establish the Judicial Courts of the United States."

1789, ch. 20. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Power of hold United States of America in Congress assemõled, That the judges of ing to the peace

and good bebathe supreme court, and of the several district courts of the United

viour, States, and all judges and justices of the courts of the several states, having authority by the laws of the United States to take cognizance of offences against the constitution and laws thereof, shall respectively have the like power and authority to hold to security of the peace, and for good behaviour, in cases arising under the constitution and laws of the United States, as may or can be lawfully exercised by any judge or justice of the peace of the respective states, in cases cognizable before them.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

STATUTE II.

Chap. LXXXIV.-An Act making certain appropriations ; and to authorize the July 16, 1798. President to obtain a Loan on the credit of the direct tax.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Appropriations United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be, for several pur. and there hereby are appropriated the following sums, that is to say:

poses. Towards defraying the bounties, pay and other expenditures which shall and may accrue, in the augmentation of the army of the United States, pursuant to the act, intituled, “ An act to augment the army of the United States; and for other purposes," the sum of nine hundred thousand dollars; and in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated for such fortifications as the President of the United States shall cause to be erected or completed, the further sum of seventy-five thousand dollars; and for the further expenses of the commissioners appointed pursuant to the treaty between the United States and Spain, and for the extraordinary expenses of marking and running certain boundary lines required by the same treaty, in addition to the former appropriations, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from any monies which shall be in the treasury of the United States, not already appropriated. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United

The President States shall be, and he is hereby authorized to borrow of the Bank of millions on the

may borrow two the United States, who are hereby enabled to lend the same, or of any credit of the diother corporation, persons or person, the sum of two millions of dollars, rect tax. upon the credit, and in anticipation of the direct tax, laid and to be collected within the United States; which tax shall be, and is hereby pledged for the repayment of any loan which shall be obtained thereon, as aforesaid; and the faith of the United States shall be, and is hereby

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pledged to make good any deficiency: Provided, that the interest to be allowed for such loan, shall not exceed six per centum per annum; and that the principal shall be reimbursed at the pleasure of the United States.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

STATUTE II.

2, 1799.

rants, &c.

July 16, 1798. Chap. LXXXV.-An Act to alter and amend the several acts for the establishment

and regulation of the Treasury, War and Navy Departments. [Obsolete.] Accountant of Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives the navy estab- of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there lished Ante, p. 553.

shall be in the department of the navy, an officer to be denominated His duty.

accountant of the navy, who shall be charged with the settlement of all

accounts for monies advanced and stores issued or distributed by or April 30, 1798. under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, and who shall report Ante, p. 49.

from time to time, all such settlements as shall have been made by him

for money advanced or issued, for the inspection and revision of the Compensation.

accounting officers of the treasury. And the compensation of the said Act of March

accountant shall be a yearly salary of one thousand six hundred dollars. Letters free. And all letters and packages to and from said accountant by mail, shall

be free of postage. The treasurer Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer of the United to disburse monies for the

States shall disburse all such money as shall have been previously orNavy Depart- dered for the use of the department of the navy, by warrants from the ment, on

war. treasury, which disbursements shall be made pursuant to warrants from

the Secretary of the Navy, countersigned by the accountant. Purchases and Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all purchases and contracts contracts to be for supplies or services for the military and naval service of the United made by the

States, shall be made by or under the direction of the chief officers of war and

navy departments, the departments of war and the navy respectively, and all agents or conand accounts to tractors for supplies or services as aforesaid, shall render their accounts be settled with for settlement to the accountant of the proper department for which thereof. such supplies or services are required, subject nevertheless to the inspec

tion and revision of the officers of the treasury in manner before pre

scribed. Purveyor of Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the public supplies

purveyor of public supplies, to execute all such orders as he may, ders from the from time to time, receive from the Secretary of War or Secretary of Secretaries of the Navy, relative to the procuring and providing of all kinds of stores War and the Navy.

and supplies; and shall render his accounts relative thereto to the accountants of the proper departments, which accounts shall be subject to

the inspection and revision of the officers of the treasury as aforesaid. Provisions of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the act former acts re. passed on the eighth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and pealed.

ninety-two, intituled “An act making alterations in the Treasury and 1792, ch. 37. War departments," and the act passed on the twenty-third day of Feb

ruary, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, intituled “An act to 1795, ch. 27. establish the office of Purveyor of public supplies," so far as the same

are repugnant to the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby

repealed. Contracts re. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all contracts to be made, by lative to money, virtue of this act, or of any law of the United States, and requiring the &c. to be lodged advance of money, or to be in any manner connected with the settleler's office. ment of public accounts, shall be deposited in the office of the Comp

troller of the Treasury of the United States, within ninety days after their dates, respectively.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

to execute or

Accountant

STATUTE II. CHAP. LXXXVI.-An Act making certain additional appropriations for the July 16, 1798. year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Relative to the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the com- loan offices. pensation of clerks to the Commissioners of loans, and an allowance to certain loan officers, in lieu of clerk hire, and to defray the authorized expenses of the several loan offices, for and during the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, there shall be, and hereby is appropriated, the sum of thirteen thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the expenses incident to Navy Depart. the Navy department for and during the present year, including the ment. compensation of the Secretary of the Navy, his clerks and persons employed in his office, with the contingent expenses of the department, there shall be, and hereby is appropriated, the sum of six thousand two hundred and fourteen dollars and seventy-two cents.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for the expenses incident to the office of the Accountant of the Navy department, for and during the of the Navy De.

partment. present year, including the compensation of the accountant, his clerks and persons employed in his office, with all contingent expenses thereof, there shall be, and hereby is appropriated, the sum of two thousand and forty-five dollars and nine cents.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the additional expenses Contingencies incident to the present session of Congress, for printing, stationery and of this session of

Congress. other contingencies, there shall be, and hereby are appropriated, the following sums, viz.: For the Senate, one thousand dollars; for the House of Representatives, four thousand dollars.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That for repaying to the Bank of For repaying the United States a sum advanced upon bills drawn by the treasury of the Bank for

certain protestthe United States, in favour of the cashier of the said bank, upon the ed bills. supervisor of the district of New Hampshire, and protested, there shall be, and hereby is appropriated, the sum of five thousand five hundred and six dollars.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, that the aforesaid appropriations How these shall be paid out of the sum of six hundred thousand dollars, reserved shall be paid. by the act "making provision for the debts of the United States."

Ante, p. 138. APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

STATUTE II.

Act of June

CHAP. LXXXVIII.-An Act to amend the act entilled "An act to suspend the

July 16, 1798. Commercial Intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies therenf."

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the provision for giving 13, 1798, ch. 53. bond and finding sufficient surety or sureties, for vessels bound on foreign voyages, as required in the second section of the act, entitled “An act to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof,” shall extend no further, than to obligations to the amount of the value of the vessels respectively, and to a sum in addition thereto equal to one third of the value of the cargo. Provided, that in no case the surety or sureties shall be answerable for more than ten thousand dollars, any thing in the act above mentioned to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

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STATUTE II. July 16, 1798.

Chap. LXXXIX.-An Act allowing an additional compensation to the Secretary

of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and to their Clerks, for their services, during the present session of Congress.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be allowed to the secretary of the Senate, and to the clerk of the House of Representatives, each, two hundred dollars; and to the principal and the engrossing clerks in the office of the secretary of the Senate, and of the clerk of the House of Representatives, the sum of one hundred dollars, each, as an additional compensation for their services, during the present session of Congress.

APPROVED, July 16, 1798.

June 22, 1798.

The Secretary

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United of State to States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State cause the papers be, and he hereby is authorized and directed to cause to be printed a late mission to number of copies, not exceeding ten thousand, of the instructions to the France, to be envoys extraordinary and ministers plenipotentiary of the United States, printed and dis- to the French Republic, and of all the despatches hitherto received from tributed.

them, and which have been communicated by the President of the United States to both Houses of Congress, and to cause the same to be distributed, gratis, throughout the United States, and particularly, in such parts thereof, wherein the dissemination of information, through the medium of newspapers, is the most obstructed.

APPROVED, June 22, 1798.

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