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of the defendant or defendants, in any part of the district of Tennessee, in the same manner as if this act had never been made.

Approved, February 19, 1799.

STATUTE III.

Feb. 19, 1799.

(Obsolete.)

Chap. IX.- An Act appropriating a certain sum of money to defray the expense

of holding a Treaty or Treaties with the Indians. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, be appropriated to defray the expense of such treaty or treaties as the President of the United States shall deem expedient to hold with the Indians: Provided, nothing in this act contained shall be construed to admit an obligation on the part of the United States to extinguish, for the benefit of any state or individual citizen, Indian claims to any lands lying within the limits of the United States; and that the compensation to be allowed to any of the commissioners appointed, or who may be appointed for negotiating such treaty or treaties, shall not exceed, exclusive of travelling expenses, the rate of eight dollars per day, during the time of actual service of such commissioner.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum aforesaid shall be paid out of any monies in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, February 19, 1799.

STATUTE III.

Feb. 25, 1799. Chap. X.-An Act fixing the pay of the Captains and Commanders of ships and (Obsolete.)

vessels of war of the United States. By what offi- Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives cers vessels of of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the are to be com

vessels in the service of the United States, mounting twenty guns and manded. upwards, be commanded by captains—those not exceeding eighteen Ante, p. 556.

guns (except gallies, which are to be commanded as heretofore provided by law) by masters or lieutenants, according to the size of the vessel, to

be regulated by the President of the United States. Pay and al

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pay of captains comtains and commanding ships of thirty-two guns and upwards, be one hundred dollars manders. per month, and eight rations per day; of captains commanding ships

of twenty and under thirty-two guns, seventy-five dollars per month and six rations per day; of a master commandant, sixty dollars per month and five rations per day; and of lieutenants, who may command the

smaller vessels, fifty dollars per month, and four rations per day. Allowance to Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever any officer, as commanders of aforesaid, shaji be employed in the command of a squadron,

on sepa. squadrons and the commander

rate service, the allowance of rations to such commanding officer shall be doubled during the continuance of such command, and no longer, except in the case of the commanding officer of the navy, whose allowance, while in service, shall always be at the rate of sixteen rations per day.

APPROVED, February 25, 1799. STATUTE III. Feb. 25, 1799. CAAP. XI.- An Act making appropriations for defraying the expenses which may

arise, in carrying into effect certain Treaties between the United States and seve(Obsolete.)

ral tribes or nations of Indians. Treaties of Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the New York and United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose the Creeks. of defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the

of the navy.

saws.

Tellico.

following treaties, viz.: A treaty made and concluded with the Creeks at the city of New York, on the seventh day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and a further treaty with the said Creeks made and concluded at Colerain, in the state of Georgia, on the twentyninth of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six: A treaty

Treaty with made and concluded with the chiefs and warriors of the Six Nations on the Six Nations. the eleventh November, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four : An agreement made and entered into with the chiefs of the Chickasaw Agreement nation, in Philadelphia, on the fifteenth July, one thousand seven hun- with the Chica. dred and ninety-four, to pay to the said nation goods to the amount of three thousand dollars annually: And the treaty made and concluded at

Treaty with Tellico with the Cherokee tribe or nation, on the second day of October, Cherokees at one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight; and a treaty of Holston, mentioned in the same :-The money arising under the revenue laws of

Treaty of

Holston. the United States, which have been heretofore passed and not already appropriated to any other purpose, that is to say, so much thereof as Permanent apmay be necessary, be, and is hereby pledged and appropriated for the propriation for

the annuities payment of the annuities stipulated as aforesaid, to be paid to the said

stipulated in Indian tribes or nations, and to continue so pledged and appropriated so those treaties. long as the said treaties and agreement shall be in force. And that a further sum of ten thousand dollars out of the money aforesaid, be, and $10,000 aphereby is appropriated to defray the cost of transportation, and other propriated for

the expense of contingent charges which may arise from the payment of said annuities

transportation. according to the stipulations made and entered into with the aforesaid &c. nations, tribes or Indians. APPROVED, February 25, 1799.

STATUTE III. Chap. XII.-An Act respecting Quarantines and Health Laws.

Feb. 25, 1799. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

1796, ch. 31. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the qua- Quarantines rantines and other restraints, which shall be required and established by and other re;

straints imposed the health laws of any state, or pursuant thereto, respecting any vessels

by the health arriving in, or bound to, any port or district thereof, whether from a for- laws of the eign port or place, or from another district of the United States, shall states to be ob.

served by cerbe duly observed by the collectors and all other officers of the revenue of the United States, appointed and employed for the several collection the U. States ; districts of such state respectively, and by the masters and crews of the several revenue cutters, and by the military officers who shall command in any fort or station upon the sea-coast; and all such officers of the who shall aid in

their execution. United States shall be, and they hereby are, authorized and required, faithfully to aid in the execution of such quarantines and health laws, according to their respective powers and precincts, and as they shall be directed, from time to time, by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States. And the said Secretary shall be, and he is hereby author- Secretary of ized, when a conformity to such quarantines and health laws shall the Treasury require it, and in respect to vessels which shall be subject thereto, to regulations reprolong the terms limited for the entry of the same, and the report or lative to the en. entry of their cargoes, and to vary or dispense with any other regulations try and report

of vessels and applicable to such reports or entries: Provided, that nothing herein shall

their cargoes. enable any state to collect a duty of tonnage or impost without the con- Provisoes. sent of the Congress of the United States thereto: And provided, that no part of the cargo of any vessel shall, in any case, be taken out or unladen therefrom, otherwise than as by law is allowed, or according to the regulations hereinafter established. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That when, by the health laws of

Vessels pro.

hibited from any state, or by the regulations which shall be made pursuant thereto,

coming to ports any vessel arriving within a collection district of such state, shall be pro of entry or dehibited from coming to the port of entry or delivery by law established livery, may, in

tain officers of certain cases,

for such district, and it shall be required or permitted by such bealth discharge their laws, that the cargo of such vessel shall or may be unladen at some other cargoes else. where.

place within or near to such district, the collector authorized therein, after due report to him of the whole of such cargo, may grant his especial warrant or permit for the unlading and discharge thereof, under the care of the surveyor, or of one or more inspectors, at some other place where such health laws shall permit, and upon the conditions and restrictions which shall be directed by the Secretary of the Treasury, or which such collector may, for the time, reasonably judge expedient for the security of the public revenue: Provided, that in every such case, all the articles of the cargo so to be unladen, shall be deposited at the risk of the parties concerned therein, in such public or other warehouses or inclosures, as the collector shall designate, there to remain under the joint custody of such collector and of the owner or owners, or master, or other person having charge of such vessel, until the same shall be entirely unladen or discharged; and until the goods, wares or merchandise which shall be so deposited may be safely removed, without contravening such health laws; and when such removal may be allowed, the collector having charge of such goods, wares or merchandise, may grant permits to the respective owners or consignees, their factors or agents, to receive all goods, wares or merchandise, which shall be entered, and whereof the duties accruing shall be paid or secured, according to law, upon the payment by them of a reasonable rate of storeage; which shall be fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury for all

public warehouses and inclosures. Warehouses, Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be purchased or &c. may be pro- erected, under the orders of the President of the United States, suitable reception of

warehouses, with wharves and inclosures, where goods and merchansuch cargoes.

dise may be unladen and deposited, from any vessel which shall be subject to a quarantine, or other restraint, pursuant to the health laws of any state as aforesaid, at such convenient place or places therein, as the safety of the public revenue, and the observance of such health laws may

require. In case of Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That when, by the prevalence of epidemical dis. any contagious or epidemical disease, in or near the place by law estabease at the ports

lished, as the port of entry for any collection district, it shall become of entry, the of. dangerous or inconvenient for the collector and the other officers of the ficers may be removed.

revenue employed therein, to continue the discharge of their respective offices at such port, the Secretary, or in bis absence, the comptroller of the treasury of the United States, may direct and authorize the removal of the collector, and the other officers employed in his department, from such port, to any other more convenient place, within, or as near as may be to such collection district, where such collector and officers may exercise the same authorities, and shall be liable to the same duties, according to existing circumstances, as in such lawful port or district; and of

such removal, public notice shall be given as soon as may be. In case of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the judge such disease

of any district court of the United States, within whose district any conprisoners may be removed. tagious or epidemical disease shall at any time prevail, so as in his opi

nion, to endanger the life or lives of any person or persons confined in the prison of such district, in pursuance of any law of the United States, to direct the marshal to cause the person or persons confined as aforesaid, to be removed to the next adjacent prison where such disease does not prevail, there to be confined, until he, she or they may safely be removed back to the place of their first confinement; which removals

shall be at the expense of the United States. The public Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That in case of the prevalence of a offices may be contagious or epidemical disease at the seat of government, it shall be

lawful for the President of the United States to permit and direct the

ment.

courts,

removal of any or all the public offices to such other place or places as, of disease at the in his discretion, shall be deemed most safe and convenient for conduct- seat of governing the public business.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That whenever, in the opinion of Supreme court the chief justice, or in case of his death, or inability, of the senior asso may in such case ciate justice of the supreme court of the United States, a contagious

be adjourned to

a different sickness shall render it hazardous to hold the next stated session of the place. said court at the seat of government, it shall be lawful for the chief or such associate justice, to issue his order to the marshal of the district within which the supreme court is by law to be holden, directing him to adjourn the said session of the said court to such other place within the same, or an adjoining district, as he may deem convenient; and the said marshal shall thereupon adjourn the said court, by making publication thereof in one or more public papers printed at the place by law appointed for holding the same, from the time he shall receive such order, until the time by law prescribed for commencing the said session. And the district judges shall

, respectively, under the same circumstances, Also the dis. have the same power, by the same means, to direct adjournments of the trict and circuit district and circuit courts within their several districts, to some convenient place within the same respectively.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the act, intituled “An act Repeal of the relative to quarantine," passed in the first session of the fourth Congress Act of May 27,

ch. of the United States, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed. APPROVED, February 25, 1799.

STATUTE III. CHAP. XIII.- An Act for the augmentation of the Navy.

Feb, 25, 1799. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives (Obsolete.) of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That under Six ships of the orders of the President of the United States, and in addition to the not less than 74 naval armament already authorized by law, there shall be built within guns, and six the United States, six ships of war, of a size to carry, and which shall be 18 guns to be armed with not less than seventy-four guns each; and there shall be procured &c. built or purchased within the United States, six sloops of war, of a size to carry, and which shall be armed with eighteen guns each, or not exceeding that force; all which ships and vessels shall be procured, manned and employed as soon as may be, for the service of the United States : And in part of the necessary expenditures to be incurred herein, a sum not exceeding one million of dollars, shall be, and is hereby appropriated,

One million of and shall be paid out of any monies which shall be in the treasury

approof

priated. the United States, not otherwise 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 augment, at his discre- may augment tion, the force of any ship or vessel, now in the service, or building for other vessels. the service of the United States, by allowing an additional number of guns and men therein, beyond the established rate, and according to the respective size and capacity of such ship or vessel : And a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, shall be, and is hereby appropriated

$35,000 ap

propriated. to defray the expense of such augmentation, and shall be paid out of any monies which shall be in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United Revenue cut. States shall be, and is hereby authorized to place on the naval establish- ters whose force ment, and employ accordingly, all or any of the vessels, which, as reve- creased may be nue cutters, have been increased in force, and employed in the defence placed on

naval establish. of the sea-coast, pursuant to the act, intituled “An act providing a naval armament;" and thereupon, the officers and crews of such vessels, may

Ante, p. 933. be allowed, at the discretion of the President of the United States, the pay, subsistence, advantages and compensations, proportionably to the

dollars

the

ment.

rates of such vessels, and shall be governed by the rules and discipline, which are, or which shall be established for the navy of the United States.

APPROVED, February 25, 1799.

STATUTE III.

Feb. 25, 1799.

Chap. XV.-An Act authorizing the establishment of Docks. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That two docks, for the convenienee of repairing the public ships and vessels, be erected in suitable places, under the direction of the President of the United States, and that the sum of fifty thousand dollars be appropriated towards effecting this object, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, February 25, 1799.

STATUTE III.

Feb, 25, 1799.

Chap. XVI.-An Act authorizing the purchase of Timber for naval purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized to direct a sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to be laid out in the purchase of growing or other timber, or of lands on which timber is growing, suitable for the navy, and to cause the proper measures to be taken to have the same preserved for the future uses of the navy.

APPROVED, February 25, 1799.

STATUTE III.

Feb. 28, 1799. Chap. XVII.-An Act to aller the Stamp Duties imposed upon Foreign Bills of

Exchange and Bills of Lading, by an act intiluled An act laying dutics on [Repealed.]

stamped vellum, parchment and paper ;" and further to amend the same. Former duty Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives on foreign bills of exchange and of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and bills of lading after the thirty-first day of March next, the duties imposed by an act, repealed. intituled "An act laying duties on stamped vellum, parchment and

Act of July 6, paper," upon foreign bills of exchange and bills of lading, shall cease 1797, ch. 11.

and determine; and from and after the said thirty-first day of March

next, there shall be levied and paid throughout the United States, the New duties

several stamp duties following, to wit:-On every skin or piece of velimposed on for. eign bills of ex.

lum or parchment, or sheet or piece of paper, on which shall be written change, bills of or printed any or either of the instruments following, to wit:-Any lading, and pol- foreign bill of exchange, draft or order for the payment of money in any icies of assur

foreign country, twenty cents; any note or bill of lading, or writing or receipt in the nature thereof, for any goods or merchandise to be exported, if from one district to another district of the United States, not being in the same state, four cents; if to be exported to any foreign port or place, ten cents; any policy of assurance, or instrument in nature thereof, other than those specified in the above recited act, when the sum, for which insurance is made, shall not exceed five hundred dollars, twenty-five cents; and when the sum insured shall exceed five hundred dollars, one dollar. And the said duties shall be chargeable upon each and every bill of exchange and bill of lading, without respect to the

number contained in a set. Foreign bills Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said of exchange nof thirty-first day of March, it shall not be lawful for any supervisor, or to be stamped other person employed for the stamping of vellum, parchment or paper,

ance.

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