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and bounty, Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That each of the non-commis

sioned officers, privates and musicians of the said levies, shall be entitled

to receive three dollars as a bounty. and engage sur- Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That in case the nature of the geon's mates.

service, upon which the troops of the United States may be employed, should require a greater number of surgeon's mates than are provided for in the before-mentioned act, the President of the United States may engage, from time to time, such additional number of surgeon's mates,

as he shall judge necessary. Allowance to Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the commissioned officers, officers for re

who shall be employed to recruit men for the said regiments, shall be cruiting.

entitled to receive for every recruit who shall be duly enlisted and mus

tered, the sum of two dollars. Appropriation Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the expense, of monies for for one year, of the additional regiment to be raised by virtue of this carrying this act into effect, and

act; for defraying the expense, for a like term, of the officers mentioned in the seventh section of this act; for defraying the expense of the said militia-horse, militia-foot, and levies, which may be called into, or engaged for the service of the United States, pursuant to this act; for defraying the expense of such surgeon's mates, as may be appointed pursuant to the fifteenth section of this act; for defraying the expense of recruiting the said two regiments; and for defraying the expense of any military posts which the President shall judge expedient and proper to

establish, there be and hereby is appropriated a sum, not exceeding its amount; three hundred and twelve thousand six hundred and eighty-six dollars

and twenty cents, to be paid out of the monies which, prior to the first day of January next, shall arise from the duties imposed upon spirits

distilled within the United States, and from stills, by the aci, intituled 1791, ch. 15. An act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore

laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same;" together with the excess of duties which

may arise from the duties imposed by the said act on imported spirits, 1791, ch. 39. beyond those which would have arisen by the act, intituled "An act

making farther provision for the payment of the debts of the United States.'

And to the end that the public service may not be impeded for want

of necessary means; which may be Sec. 16. Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Presiborrowed if ne. dent to take on loan the whole sum by this act appropriated, or so much cessary.

thereof as he may judge requisite, at an interest not exceeding six per centum per annum; and the fund established for the above-mentioned appropriation, is hereby pledged for the repayment of the principal and interest of any loan to be obtained in manner aforesaid; and in case of any deficiency in the said fund, the faith of the United States is hereby also pledged to make good such deficiency.

APPROVED, March 3, 1791. Feb. 18, 1791.

I. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Andrew Brown

States of America in Congress assembled, That Andrew Brown, or any or any other printer under other printer, be permitted, under the direction of the Secretary of State, direction of the to collate with, and correct by the original rolls, the laws, resolutions State to print and treaties of the United States, to be by him printed. And that a the laws. certificate of their having been so collated and corrected be annexed to

the said edition. Provided, That such collation and correction be at the expense of the said Andrew Brown, or such other printer, and that the person or persons to be by him or them employed in that service, be approved by the Secretary of State.

APPROVED, February 18, 1791.

II. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United March 2, 1791. States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the AcknowledgUnited States be requested to cause to be communicated to the National ment of the Assembly of France the peculiar sensibility of Congress to the tribute tribute paid by paid to the memory of Benjamin Franklin, by the enlightened and free Assembly of representatives of a great nation, in their decree of the eleventh of France to the June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety.

memory of Ben

jamin Franklin. APPROVED, March 2, 1791.

III. RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the March 3, 1791. United States of America in Congress assembled, That a mint shall be A Mint to be

established. established under such regulations as shall be directed by law.

Act of April Resolved, That the President of the United States be, and he is here- 2, 1792. by authorized to cause to be engaged, such principal artists as shall be necessary to carry the preceding resolution into effect, and to stipulate the terms and conditions of their service, and also to cause to be procured such apparatus as shall be requisite for the same purpose.

APPROVED, March 3, 1791.

to

IV. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the March 3, 1791. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of An estimate the United States be, and he hereby is requested, to cause an estimate to of the lands not be laid before Congress at their next session, of the quantity and situation Indians, or by of the lands not claimed by the Indians, nor granted to, nor claimed by citizens of the any of the citizens of the United States, within the territory ceded to W. States, in the United States, by the State of North Carolina, and within the terri- and in the north tory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio.

west territory, APPROVED, March 3, 1791.

to be made,

Act of April

12, 1792. V. Whereas Congress did, by a resolution of the twenty-third day of March 3, 1791. September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, recommend Marshal to the several states to pass laws making it expressly the duty of the keep- hire temporary ers of their jails to receive and safe keep therein all prisoners committed jails in states under the authority of the United States; in order therefore to insure complied with the administration of justice,

lution of ConResolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

gress. States of America in Congress assembled, That in case any state shall not have complied with the said recommendation, the marshal in such state, under the direction of the judge of the district, be authorized to hire a convenient place to serve as a temporary jail, and to make the necessary provision for the safe keeping of prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, until permanent provision shall be made by law for that purpose; and the said marshal shall be allowed his reasonable expenses incurred for the above purposes, to be paid out of the treasury of the United States.

APPROVED, March 3, 1791.

the former reso.

Vol. I.-29

ACTS OF THE SECOND 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 twentyfourth day of October, 1791, and ended on the ninth day of May, 1792. George Washington, President, John Adams, Vice President of the

United States, and President of the Senate, RICHARD Henry LEE, President of the Senate pro tempore, JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

STATUTE I. Nov. 8, 1791. Chapter I.-An Act granting farther Time for making Return of the Enume

ration of the Inhabitants in the District of South Carolina. (Obsolete.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Time for mak. United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be lawing return ex. ful for the marshal of the district of South Carolina to complete and tended to 1st March 1792.

make return of the enumeration of the inhabitants of the said district,

to the President of the United States, in the form and manner prescribed Act of March by the act, intituled “An act providing for the enumeration of the in1, 1790, ch. 2.

habitants of the United States," at any time on or before the first day of March next, any thing in the said act to the contrary notwithstanding.

APPROVED, November 8, 1791.

STATUTE I.

and

Dec. 23, 1791. CHAP. III.-An Act making Appropriations for the Support of Government for

the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two. (Obsolete.] Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

Specific ap. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the propriations for service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and

the support of the civil list of the United States, including the incidental and contingent expenses of the several departments and offices there

of, there shall be appropriated a sum of money not exceeding three Civil list. hundred and twenty-nine thousand, six hundred and fifty-three dollars,

and fifty-six cents; that is to say: Compensations to the President For the compensations granted by law to the President of the United and Vice Presi. States, the Vice President, Chief Justice, Associate Judges, and Attordent, judges attorney

ney General, fifty-three thousand dollars. general ;

For the like compensations to the District Judges, nineteen thousand District judges; eight hundred dollars.

Members of Senate and H.

For the like compensations to the members of the Senate and House of representa- of Representatives, and the officers and attendants of the two Houses, tives, officers estimated on a session of six months continuance, and including the and attendants;

Secretary and travelling expenses of the members, one hundred and twenty-nine thouofficers of the sand, seven hundred and thirty dollars. treasury, clerks

For the like compensations to the Secretary and officers of the seveand attendants, and loan offi- ral departments of the Treasury of the United States, including clerks

and attendants, and the salaries of the respective loan officers, sixty Compensations thousand three hundred dollars. to Secretary of State and offi

For the like compensations to the Secretary and officers of the department of State, six thousand three hundred dollars.

cers.

cers,

cers,

For the like compensations to the Secretary and officers of the de- Secretary of

War and offi. partment of War, nine thousand six hundred dollars.

For the like compensations to the members of the Board of Commis- Board of comsioners, for the settlement of the accounts between the United States missioners, and the individual states, including clerks and attendants, thirteen thou- clerks, &c. sand one hundred dollars.

For the like compensations to the Governors, Judges and other officers Governors, of the Western Territory of the United States, including contingencies, judges and other eleven thousand dollars,

Territory. For the payment of the annual grant to Baron Steuben, pursuant to B. Steuben. an act of Congress, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For the payment of sundry pensions granted by the late government, Pensions, two thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven dollars, and seventy-three cents.

For defraying all other incidental and contingent expenses of the Incidental er. civil list establishment, including firewood, stationary, together with the penses of civil printing work, and all other contingent expenses of the two houses of two Houses of Congress, rent and office expenses of the three several departments, Congress, &c. narnely, Treasury, State, War, and of the General Board of Commissioners, twenty-one thousand five hundred and fifty-five dollars, and eighty-three cents.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the compensation to the To the doordoor-keepers of the two houses, for services which have been hereto- keepers. fore rendered or may be rendered in the recess of Congress for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and certified by the President of the Senate or Speaker of the House of Representatives, in manner required by law, for like services during sessions, shall be discharged out of the money herein before appropriated for the contingent expenses of the two Houses of Congress.

Sec. 3. And he it further enacted, That for discharging certain For liquidated liquidated claims upon the United States, for making good deficiencies claims, deti in former appropriations for the support of the civil list establishment,

list, payment of and for aiding the fund appropriated for the payment of certain officers officers, &c. of of the courts, jurors and witnesses, and for the establishment of ten courts, and ten cutters, there shall be appropriated a sum of money not exceeding one hundred and ninety-seven thousand, one hundred and nineteen dollars, and forty-nine cents; that is to say:

For discharging a balance due on a liquidated claim of his most Balance due Christian Majesty against the United States, for supplies during the late France. war, nine thousand and twenty dollars, and sixty-eight cents. For payment of the principal and interest on a liquidated claim of

Claim of 0.

Pollock. Oliver Pollock, late commercial agent of the United States, at New Orleans, for supplies of clothing, arms, and military stores, during the late war, one hundred and eight thousand, six hundred and five dollars, and two cents: Provided, That the said monies be not paid to the said Oliver Pollock, without the consent of the agents of the court of Spain.

For making good deficiencies in the last appropriations for the com- Deficiencies pensations to sundry officers of the civil list establishment, five thousand of civil list. four hundred and seventy-one dollars. For defraying sundry authorized expenses to the commissioners of

For sundry

expenses. loans in the several states, twenty-one thousand dollars.

For defraying a balance of certain liquidated and contingent expenses in the treasury department, two thousand eight hundred dollars.

For defraying the additional expense of the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States, nineteen thousand seven hundred and seventy-two dollars and seventy-nine cents.

For making good a deficiency in former appropriations, to discharge the expenses to clerks, jurors and witnesses in the courts of the United States, five thousand dollars.

cutters,

For the maintenance and repair of light houses, beacons, piers, stakes and buoys, sixteen thousand dollars.

For the expense of keeping prisoners committed under the authority of the United States, four thousand dollars.

For the expense of clerks and books in arranging the public securities, two thousand four hundred and fifty dollars.

For the purchase of hydrometers for the use of the officers in the execution of the laws of revenue, one thousand dollars.

For the farther expense of building and equipping ten cutters, two

thousand dollars. For military Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the support of the miliestablishment

tary establishment of the United States, in the year one thousand seven for 1792.

hundred and ninety-two, the payment of the annual allowances to the invalid pensioners of the United States, for defraying all expenses incident to the Indian department, and for defraying the expenses incurred in the defensive protection of the frontiers against the Indians, during the years one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, by virtue of the authority vested in the President of the United States, by the acts relative to the

military establishment, passed the twenty-ninth of September, one thou1789, ch. 25. sand seven hundred and eighty-nine, and the thirtieth of April, one 1790, ch. 10.

thousand seven hundred and ninety, and for which no appropriations have been made, there shall be appropriated a sum of money, not exceeding five hundred and thirty-two thousand, four hundred and fortynine dollars, seventy-six cents, and two thirds of a cent; that is to say:

For the pay of the troops, one hundred and two thousand six hundred and eighty-six dollars.

For subsistence, one hundred and nineteen thousand, six hundred and
eighty-eight dollars, and ninety-seven cents.
For clothing, forty-eight thousand dollars.
For forage, four thousand one hundred and fifty-two dollars.
For the hospital department, six thousand dollars.
For the quartermaster's department, fifty thousand dollars.

For the ordnance department, seven thousand two hundred and four dollars and sixty-four cents.

For the contingent expenses of the war department, including maps, hire of expresses, allowances to officers for extra expenses, printing, loss of stores of all kinds, advertising and apprehending deserters, twenty

thousand dollars. Compensation For the discharge of certain sums due for pay and subsistence of to sundry offi- sundry officers of the late army, and for pay of the late Maryland line,

for which no appropriations have been made, ten thousand four hundred

and ninety dollars, and thirty-six cents. To invalid For the payment of the annual allowances to invalid pensioners, pensioners.

eighty-seven thousand four hundred and sixty-three dollars, sixty cents

and two thirds of a cent. Indian de For defraying all expenses incident to the Indian department, authorpartment. ized by law, thirty-nine thousand four hundred and twenty-four dollars,

and seventy-one cents. Frontiers. For defraying the expenses incurred in the defensive protection of

the frontiers, as before recited, thirty-seven thousand, three hundred and

thirty-nine dollars, and forty-eight cents. The funds for Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations the several ap- herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the funds followpropriations.

ing, to wit: first, out of the sum of six hundred thousand dollars which 1790, ch. 34. by the act, intituled “An act making provision for the debt of the

United States," is reserved, ye for the support of the government of the United States, and their common defence; and secondly, out of such surplus as shall have accrued to the end of the present year, upon

cers, &c.

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