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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1845, by

CHARLES C. LITTLE & JAMES Brown, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusctts.

PHILADELPHIA: STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSOX.

LIST

OF THE

PUBLIC ACTS OF CONGRESS,

CONTAINED IN VOLUME SECOND.

Acts of the Sixth Congress of the United States.

STATUTE I.—1799, 1800.

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Suits in the District Court of Pennsylvania. An act for reviving and continuing suits and

proceedings in the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania. (Obsolete.)

Dec. 24, 1799...... Privilege of Franking and Compensation to William Henry Harrison. An act extending the

privilege of franking to William Henry on, the delegate from the territory of The United States northwest of the Ohio, and making provision for his compensa

tion. (Obsolete.) Jan. 2, 1800.... Supplement to the Act for the Valuation of Lands, fc. An act supplementary to the act en

titled "An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the

enumeration of slaves within the United States." Obsolete. Jan. 2, 1800..... Imprisonment for Debt. An act for the relief persons imprisoned for debt. Jan. 6, 1800. Preservation of Peace with the Indian Tribes. An act for the preservation of peace with the

Indian Tribes. (Expired.) Jan. 17, 1800...... Remission of Penalties and Forfeitures. An act to repeal part of an act entitled “ An act to

provide for mitigating or remitting the forfeitures, penalties, and disabilities, accruing in certain cases therein mentioned, and to continue in force the residue of the

same.” Feb. 11, 1800....... Military Warrants. An act giving further time to the holders of military warrants to re

gister and locate the same. (Obsolete.) Feb. 11, 1800....... Army of the United States. An act to suspend in part an act entitled “An act to augment

the army of the United States, and for other purposes.” (Obsolete.) Feb. 20, 1800. Suspension of commercial Intercourse with France. An act further to suspend the commercial

intercourse betweeh the United States and France and the dependencies thereof.

(Expired.) Feb. 27, 1800..... Second Census of the Inhabitants of the United States. An act providing for the second census

or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States. (Obsolete.) Feb. 28,

1800....... Lands granted to the United Brethren. An act in addition to an act entitled “ An act regu

lating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen.” March 1,

1800....... Salvage in Cases of Recapture. An act providing for salvage in cases of recapture. March

3, 1800.... Assent of Congress to Acts of Maryland and Georgia. An act declaring the assent of Congress

io certain acts of the States of Maryland and Georgia. (Obsolete.) March 17, 1800.......

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District Courts in North Carolina. An act to alter the times of holding the District Court in
North Carolina. (Obsolete.) March 19, 1800......

18 Privilege of Franking to Martha Washington. An act to extend the privilege of franking letters and packages to Martha Washington. April 3, 1800......

19 Establishment of a uniform System of Bankruptcy. An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States. (Repealed.) April 4, 1800....

19 Drawback on Dulies on goods exported to New Orleans. An act to allow a drawback of duties on

goods exported to New Orleans, and therein to amend the act entitled “ An act to re

gulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage." (Repealed.) April 5, 1800. 36 Fisheries of the United States. An act to continue in force “ an act concerning certain fish

eries of the United States, and for the regulation and government of the fishermen
employed therein,” and for other purposes as therein mentioned. (Obsolete.) April
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36 Oaths under the Act for taking the Second Census. An act to alter the form of certain oaths and

affirmations directed to be taken by the act entitled “ An act providing for the second
census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States." (Obsolete.) April
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37 Privilege of obtaining Patents for useful Inventions extended to certain Persons. An act to ex

tend the privilege of obtaining patents for usesul discoveries and inventions, to certain persons therein mentioned, and to enlarge and define the penalties for vio

lating the rights of patentees. (Repealed.) April 17, 1800....
Compensation of the Paymaster-general and of the Assistant to the Adjutant-general, sc. An act to

fix the compensation of the paymaster-general, and assistant to the adjutant-gene-
ral. (Repealed.) April 22, 1800....

38 Defence of Merchant Vessels against French Depredations. An act to continue in force the act

entitled “An act to authorize the defence of the merchant vessels of the United
States against French depredations.” (Obsolete.) April 22, 1800.

39 Evidence in Cases of contested Elections of Members of the House of Representatives. An act to

continue in force, for a limited time, an act entitled “ An act to prescribe the mode
of taking evidence in cases of contested elections for members of the House of
Representatives of the United States, and to compel the attendance of witnesses.

April 22, 1800.......
Rank and Pay of the commanding Officer of Marines. An act fixing the rank and pay of the
commanding officer of the corps of marines. April 22, 1800.......

39 Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes. An act supplementary to the act to regulate

trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers.
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Duties on Stamps. An act to establish a general stamp-office. (Repealed.) April 23,
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40 Post-roads. An act to alter and establish sundry post-roads. (Obsolete.) April 23, 1800. 42 Government of the Navy of the United States. An act for the better government of the navy of the United States. April 23, 1800....

45 The Mint. An act respecting the mint. April 24, 1800......

53 Punishment of Crimes. An act to continue in force the act in addition to the act for the

punishment of certain crimes against the United States. (Obsolete.) April 24, 1800...

64 Dulics on Snuff, and Snuff Mills. An act to repeal the act laying duties op mills and imple

ments employed in the manufacture of snuff. (Obsolete.) April 24, 1800......... 54 Removal and Accommodation of the Government. An act to make further provision for the re

moval and accommodation of the government of the United States. April 24, 1800. 55 Acceptance of Jurisdiction of the Western Reserve. An act to authorize the President of the

United States lo accept for the United States a cession of jurisdiction of the terri. tory west of Pennsylvania, commonly called the Western Reserve of Connecticut. April 28, 1800....

66 Rebuilding the Light-house at New London, &c. An act to provide for rebuilding the light

house at New London ; for the support of a light-house at Clark's Point; for the erection and support of a light-house at Wigwam Point, and for other purposes. April 29, 1800...

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Compensation of the Officers of the Senate and House of Representatives. An act supplementary

to the laws now in force, fixing the compensations of the officers of the Senate and

House of Representatives. (Expired.) May 2, 1800.... Division of the Northwestern Territory. An act to divide the territory of the United States

northwest of the Ohio into two separate governments. May 7, 1800........ The President authorized to borrow money for the public Service. An act to enable the president

of the United States to borrow money for the public service. (Obsolete.) May 7,

1800...... Dulies on Salt, &c. An act to continue in force “ An act laying an additional duty on salt im

ported into the United States and for other purposes.” (Obsolete.) May 7, 1800.. Sale and Conveyance of Lands by the Marshals, &c. An act to authorize the sale and con

veyance of lands in certain cases by the marshals of the United States, and to con

firm former sales. May 7, 1800.... Public Arsenals and Magazines. An act for the regulation of public arsenals and maga.

zines. May 7, 1800. Appropriations for the Support of Government. An act making appropriations for the support

of government for the year one thousand eight hundred. (Obsolete.) May 7,

1800..... Appropria!ions for the Military Establishment. An act making appropriations for the mili

tary establishment of the United States, in the year one thousand eight hundred.

(Obsolete.) May 10, 1800... Collection Districts establisked and allered. An act to establish the district of Kennebunk, and

to annex Lyme to New London; and to alter the district of Bermuda Hundred and City Point; and therein to amend the act entitled “ An act to regulate the collection

of duties on imports and tonnage.” May 10, 1800.. Amicable Settlement of Limits with the State of Georgia, and establishing a Government in the Mis

sissippi Territory. An act supplemental to the act entitled “ An act for an amicable settlement of limits with the State of Georgia; and authorizing the establishment

of a government in the Mississippi territory. May 10, 1800... Slave Trade. An act in addition to the act entitled “ An act to prohibit the carrying on the

slave trade from the United States to any foreign place or country.” May 10,

1800..... Direct Taxes. Equalizing the Valuation of unseated Lands. An act to provide for equalizing

the valuation of unseated lands. (Obsolete,) May '10, 1800..... Conrpensation of the Officers employed in Collecting Duties on Imports and Tonnage. An act sup

plementary to an act entitled “ An act to establish the compensation of the officers

employed in the collection of the duties on imports and tonnage.” May 10, 1800.. Sale of Lands in the Territory northwest of the Ohio, &c. An act to amend the act entitled “An act

providing for the sale of the lands of the United States in the territory northwest of

the Ohio, and above the mouth of Kentucky river.” May 10, 1800..... Compensation of Public Ministers. An act to ascertain the compensation of public ministers.

(Repealed.) May 10, 1800.... Appropriations for the Navy. An act making appropriations for the navy of the United

States, during the year one thousand eight hundred. (Obsolete.) May 10, 1800... Treasury Department. An act supplementary to the act entitled “An act to establish the

Treasury Department." May 10, 1800.... Authorizing the Issuing of certain Patents. An act to authorize the issuing of certain patents.

(Obsolete.) May 13, 1800... Surveyors of the Revenue. An act to enlarge the powers of the surveyors of the revenue.

(Repealed.) May 13, 1800..... Amendment of the Judicial Act. An act to amend an act entitled “An act to establish the

Judicial Courts of the United States.” May 13, 1800....... Expense of a Treaty with the Indians. An act to appropriate a certain sum of money to de

fray the expense of holding a treaty or treaties with the Indians. (Obsolete.) May

13, 1800.... Payment of a Detachment of the Militia. An act directing the payment of a detachment of

the militia under the command of Major Thomas Johnson, in the year one thousand

seven hundred and ninety-four. (Obsolete.) May 13, 1800....... VOL. II.-(2)

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Sum retained on Drawbacks in lieu of Stamp Duties. An act to retain a further sum on draw.

backs, for the expenses incident to the allowance and payment thereof, and in lieu

of stamp duties on debentures. (Obsolete.) May 13, 1800... Authorizing Expenditures and making Appropriations. An act to authorize certain expendi

tures, and to make certain appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred.

(Obsolete.) May 13, 1800...... Duties on Merchandise imported. An act to lay additional duties on certain articles imported.

(Obsolete.) May 13, 1800...... Meeting of Congress. An act appointing the time and directing the place of the next meet

ing of Congress. (Obsolete.) May 13, 1800...... Provision for Rations for Indians and for their Visits to the Seat of Government. An act to make

provision relative to rations for Indians and to their visits to the seat of govern

ment. May 13, 1800..... Army of the United States. An act supplementary to the act to suspend part of an act, en

titled “ An act to augment the army of the United States, and for other purposes."

(Obsolete.) May 17, 1800..... Mint. An act supplementary to the act establishing the mint, and regulating the coins of

the United States. (Obsolete.) May 14, 1800...

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1. Relative to the death of General Washington. Dec. 24, 1799..... 2. Relative to the death of General Washington. Jan. 6, 1800.. 3. Laws of the United States for North Carolina to be transmitted to the governor. Peb.

3, 1800...... 4. In honour of Captain Truxton, &c. March 29, 1800 ... 5. Resolution respecting the copper mines on the south side of Lake Superior. April 16,

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Franking Privilege. An act extending the privilege of franking letters to the delegate from

the territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio, and making provision for his compensation. (Obsolete.) Dec. 15, 1800...

88 Light-house on Cape Poge. An act to provide for the erection and support of a light-house

on Cape Poge at the north-easterly part of Martha's Vineyard. Jan. 30, 1801..... Courts of the United States. An act to provide for the more convenient organization of the Courts of the United States. (Repealed.) Feb. 13, 1801.....

89 Lands granted to the Refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia. An act regulating the grants

of land appropriated for the refugees from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia. Feb. 18, 1801.....

100 Ports of Biddeford and Pepperrelborough and New Bedford. An act making the port of Bidde

ford and Pepperrelborough and the port of New Bedford, in Massachusetts, ports of entry for ships or vessels, arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, and from places beyond the same. Feb. 18, 1801.....

... 101 District of Bristol, &c. An act to establish the district of Bristol, and to annex the towns of

Kittery and Berwick to the district of Portsmouth. Feb. 25, 1801....... Franking Privilege to John Adams. An act freeing from postage all letters and packets to John Adams. Feb. 25, 1801 ..

102 Duties on Licenses for selling Wines, fc. An act to continue in force the acts laying duties

on licenses for selling wines, and foreign distilled spirits by retail, and so much of the act laying certain duties on snuff and refined sugar as respects a duty on refined sugar, on property sold at auction, and on carriages for the conveyance of persons. (Repealed.) Feb. 25, 1801.......

102 Consent of Congress to an Act of Maryland for the Appointment of a Health Oficer. An act de

claring the consent of Congress to an act of the State of Maryland passed the twenty-eighth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for the appointment of a health officer. (Expired.) Feb. 27, 1801.....

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