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Additional Officers in the Territories of the United States. An act authorizing the appointment

of additional officers in the respective territories of the United States. (Obsolete.)

Feb. 27, 1813.... Post-roads in Louisiana. An act to establish certain post-roads in the State of Louisiana. (Obsolete.) Feb. 27, 1813.....

806 Vaccination. An act to encourage vaccination. (Repealed.) Feb. 27, 1813........ 806 Claims to Lands in the Territories of Orleans and Louisiana. An act giving further time for

registering claims to lands in the eastern and western districts of the territory of Orleans, now State of Louisiana. (Expired.) Feb. 27, 1813......

807 Turnpike Road to Georgetown in the District of Columbia. An act to authorize and empower

the president and managers of the Washington Turnpike Company of the State of Maryland, when organized, to extend and make their turnpike road to or from Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, through the said district to the line thereof. Feb. 27, 1813.....

808 Duties. An act to continue in force, for a limited time, the first section of the act entitled

“An act further to protect the commerce and seamen of the United States against the Barbary powers.” (Expired.) Feb. 27, 1813.....

809 Seamen on Board the public and private armed Vessels of the United States. An act for the regu

lation of seamen on board the public and private vessels of the United States. March 3, 1813..

809 Public Lands. Further time given to Purchasers. An act giving further time to purchasers

of public lands to complete their payments. (Expired.) March 3, 1813.... 811 Lands in Missouri. An act allowing further time for delivering the evidence in support of

claims to land in the territory of Missouri, and for regulating the donation grants therein. (Expired.) March 3, 1813.....

812 District Court in New York. An act to alter the times of holding the District Court in the

respective districts of New York and Massachusetts. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813. 815 Destruction of armed Vessels of War of the Enemy. An act to encourage the destruction of

the armed vessels of war of the enemy. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813............ 816 Supplies of the Army and Accountability of the Persons employed. An act the better to provide

for the supplies of the army of the United States, and for the accountability of persoos entrusted with the same. March 3, 1813....

816 Certificates of Registry. An act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to provide new certificates of registry. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813.....

818 Rewards to the Officers and Crew of the Constitution, and Wasp. An act rewarding the officers

and crew of the frigate Constitution and the officers and crew of the Wasp. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813...

818 Army of the United States. Organization of the General Staff. An act for the better organization of the general staff of the army of the United States. (Obsolete.) March 3,

819 Assent of Congress to Acts of Georgia. An act to revive and continue in force “ An act de

claring the consent of Congress to an act of the State of Georgia, passed the twelfth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and four, establishing the fees of the harbour master and health officer of the ports of Savannah and St. Mary's.” (Expired.) March 3, 1813.....

820 Navy of the United States. An act supplementary to the act for increasing the navy. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813....

821 Appropriations for the Navy. An act making appropriations for the support of the navy of

the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813.......

821 Appropriation for the Capitol. An act making an appropriation for alterations and repairs in the capitol. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813...

822 Appropriations for the Military Establishment, and for Volunteers. An acı making appropria.

tions for the support of the military establishment, and of the volunteer militia in the actual service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813......

822 Appropriations for the Support of the Government in 1813. An act making appropriation for

the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

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District Court of Maine. An act altering the time for holding the District Court in the district of Maine. March 3, 1813.......

829 Retaliation authorized. An act vesting in the President of the United States the power of retaliation. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1813.....

829

RESOLUTIONS,

1. Relative to the brilliant achievements of Captains Hull, Decatur, Jones, and Lieutenant Elliott. Jan. 29, 1813.......

830 2. Requesting the President of the United States to cause to be prepared and laid before Congress a system of military discipline. March 3, 1813....

830 3. Requesting the President of the United States to present medals to Captain William Bainbridge, and the officers of the frigate Constitution. March 3, 1813....

831 THE

LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

ACTS OF THE SIXTH 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, 1799, and ended on the fourteenth day of May, 1800. John ADAMS, President; THOMAS JEFFERSON, Vice President of the

United States, and President of the Senate; SAMUEL LIVERMORE,
President of the Senate pro tempore, on the 24th of December, 1799;
Urian Tracy, President of the Senate pro tempore, on the 14th of
May, 1800; THEODORE SEDGWICK, Speaker of the House of Repre-
sentatives.

STATUTE I. CHAPTER I.–An Act for reviving and continuing suits and proceedings in the Dec, 24, 1799. Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania.

(Obsolete.) Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Proceedings of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all suits, which were disprocess and proceedings, of what nature or kind soever, which were

continued by the

failure to hold pending in the Circuit Court of the United States, for the district of October session Pennsylvania, at the time appointed by law for holding a session thereof 1799, revived. in October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and which were discontinued by failure to hold the said court, shall be, and they are hereby revived and continued, and the same proceedings may and shall be had in the same court, in all suits and process aforesaid, and in all things relating to the same, as by law might have been had in the same court, had it been regularly holden, at the time aforesaid. Sec 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs and other process,

Teste of writs. which may have been, and which shall be issued, by the clerk of the said court, bearing teste of April session or October session, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, shall be held and deemed of the same validity and effect, as if the same court had been regularly held on the eleventh day of October, one thousand seven hundred and ninetynine. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Jurors may be

summoned for judge of the district court of the district of Pennsylvania, to direct the

next April term. clerk of the said circuit court to issue such process, for the purpose of causing jurors to be summoned to attend at the session of the said circuit court, on the eleventh day of April next, as hath heretofore been issued for the like purposes, returnable to any preceding session thereof; and the persons so summoned shall, in case of non-attendance, be liable Penalties for to the same penalties as if such process had been issued in the ordinary non-attendance. course of proceeding. APPROVED, December 24, 1799.

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STATUTE I.
Jan. 2, 1800. Chap. II.-An Act extending the privilege of franking to William Henry Har-

rison, the delegate from the territory of the United Stales, northwest of the Ohio; (Obsolete.)

and making provision for his compensation.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That William Henry Harrison, the delegate to Congress from the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, be entitled to the privilege of sending and receiving letters free of postage, on the same terms, and under the same restrictions, as are provided for the members of the

Senate and of the House of Representatives of the United States, by 1799, ch. 43, the act, intituled “An act to establish the post-office and post roads sec.

within the United States." 1796, ch. 4. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said William Henry Har

rison shall receive for his travelling expenses and attendance in Congress, the same compensation as is or inay be allowed by law, to the members of the House of Representatives of the United States, to be certified and paid in like manner.

APPROVED, January 2, 1800.

STATUTE I.

Jan. 2, 1800. Chap. III.-An Act supplemenlary to the act, intituled "An act to provide for the (Obsolete.)

valuation of Lands and Dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of Slaves, within Act of July

the United States."(a) 9, 1798.

Commission. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ers may vary the of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the comvaluations in subdivisions of

missioners appointed under the act to which this is a supplement, shall assessment dis- have power, on consideration and examination of the lists, returns, valutricts.

ations and abstracts rendered by the assessors, to revise, adjust and vary the valuations of lands and dwelling-houses in each and every subdivision of the several assessment districts, by adding thereto, or deducting therefrom, such a rate per centum as shall appear to be just and reasonable: Provided, that the relative valuations of the different lots or tracts of land, or dwelling-houses in the same subdivision, shall not be

changed or affected. They may di. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners may rect the varia- direct the additions or deductions as aforesaid, to be made out and comtions to be made pleted by the several principal assessors, or if they shall deem it more out by their clerk, &c.

advisable, by their clerk and such assistants as they shall find necessary, and appoint for that purpose: Provided, that the compensation to be made to the said assistants shall not exceed the pay allowed to the assistant assessors, by the act to which this is a supplement.

APPROVED, January 2, 1800.

STATUTE I.

Jan. 6, 1800. Chap. IV.-An Act for the relief of persons imprisoned for Debt.(6)

Prisoners en. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives titled to the lim. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That persons its of gaols as persons con. imprisoned on process issuing from any court of the United States, as lined under well at the suit of the United States as at the suit of any person or per

sons in civil actions, shall be entitled to like privileges of the yards or limits of the respective gaols, as persons confined in like cases on pro cess from the courts of the respective states, are entitled to, and under the like regulations and restrictions.

process from

state courts.

(a) Act of July 9, 1798, chap. 70. () Act of May 28, 1796, chap. 38; act of June 6, 1798, chap. 49; act of January 7, 1824, chap. 3.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person imprisoned on Prisoners in process of execution issuing from any court of the United States in civil execution may

have an oath of actions, except at the suit of the United States, may have the oath or affirmation hereinafter expressed, administered to him by the judge of ministered to

insolvency adthe district court of the United States, within whose jurisdiction the them by the debtor may be confined; and in case there shall be no district judge District Judge, residing within twenty miles of the gaol wherein such debtor may be confined, such oath or affirmation may be administered by any two persons who may be commissioned for that purpose by the district judge: or by commisThe creditor, his agent or attorney, if either live within one hundred sioners. miles of the place of imprisonment, or within the district in which the judgment was rendered, having had at least thirty days previous notice by a citation served on him, issued by the district judge, to appear at the time and place therein mentioned, if he see fit to show cause why the said oath or affirmation should not be so administered: At which time and place, if no sufficient cause, in the opinion of the judge, (or If no cause is the commissioners appointed as aforesaid) be shown, or doth from ex- shown to the amination appear to the contrary, he or they may, at the request of the contrary, debtor, proceed to administer to him the following oath or affirmation, as the case may be, viz. “ You

solemnly (swear or affirm) on making oath that you have no estate, real or personal, in possession, reversion or re- or affirmation, mainder, to the amount or value of thirty dollars, other than necessary wearing apparel; and that you have not, directly or indirectly, given, sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed to, or intrusted any person or persons with all or any part of the estate, real or personal, whereof you have been the lawful owner or possessor, with any intent to secure the same, or to receive or expect any profit or advantage therefrom, or to defraud your creditors, or have caused or suffered to be done any thing else whatsoever, whereby any of your creditors may be defrauded.” Which oath or affirmation being administered, the judge or commissioners shall certify the same under his or their hands to the prisonkeeper, and the debtor shall be discharged from his imprisonment on they shall be such judgment, and shall not be liable to be imprisoned again for the discharged. said debt, but the judgment shall remain good and sufficient in law, and may be satisfied out of any estate which may then, or at any time afterwards, belong to the debtor. And the judge or commissioners, in addi- Proceedings tion to the certificate by them made and delivered to the prison-keeper, district court. shall make return of their doings to the district court, with the commission, in cases where a commission hath been issued, to be kept upon the files and record of the same court. And the said judge, or com- Powers of the missioners, may send for books and papers, and have the same authority judge and comas a court of record, to compel the appearance of witnesses, and admin

,

send for books ister to them, as well as to the debtor, the oaths or affirmations neces and papers. sary for the inquiry into, and discovery of the true state of the debtor's property, transactions and affairs.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when the examination and proceedings aforesaid, in the opinion of the said judge or commissioners, facilitate pro. cannot be had with safety or convenience in the prison wherein the debtor ceedings, and is confined, it shall be lawful for him or them, by warrant under his or may be remand. their hand and seals, to order the marshal or prison-keeper, to remove the debtor to such other place convenient and near to the prison as he or they may see fit; and to remand the debtor to the same prison, if upon examination or cause shown by the creditor, it shall appear that the debtor ought not to be admitted to take the above recited oath or affirmation, or that he is holden for any other cause.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely taking a false take any oath or affirmation, authorized by this act, such person shall oath or affirma. be deemed guilty of perjury, and upon conviction thereof, shall suffer tion;

1790, ch. 9, the pains and penalties in that case provided. And in case any false

to be filed in

Debtor may

be removed to

sec. 18.

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