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treasury, in consequence of balances which have been found due from individuals, rela, ting to transactions prior to the present government of the United States ; the surplus, not heretofore appropriated, of the duties on imports and tonnage, which accrued to the end of the year one thousand seven hundred

and ninety one. Additional Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so tops fora much of the aforesaid surplus of the duties on expence of imports and tonnage, which accrued to the adding a nother reg. end of the year one thousand seven hundred to mi.itary and ninety one, as may be necessary, shall be eftablish

and is hereby appropriated, in addition to the provision heretofore made, towards defraying the expenses, which shall have been incurred in the execution of the act for raising and ad. ding another regiment to the military establishment of the United States, and for ma. king farther provision for the protection of the frontiers, within the limits of the sum of three hundred and twelve thousand, fix hundred and eighty fix dollars, and twenty cents thereby authorized; and towards reimburfing any sums, which may have been borrowed, or advances of money which may have been ob

tained for that purpose.. . · For inter- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a course with

th sum of fifty thousand dollars in addition to the foreign paţions. provision heretofore made be appropriated to

defray any expense which may be incurred in relation to the intercourse between the United States and foreign nations, to be paid out of any monies, which may be in the treasury, not

otherwise appropriated, and to be applied unPresident der the direction of the President of the Unimay bora

co ted States, who, if neceffary, is authorized to low $2,200

borrow, on the credit of the United States,

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the faid sum of fifty thousand dollars; an ac. count of the expenditure whereof as soon as may be, shall be laid before Congress. JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker

of the House of Representatives. RICHARD HENRY LEE, Prefident pro

tempore, of the Senate. APPROVED, Máy eighth, I792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XLII:

An AEt respecting the Government of the Terri.

tories of the United States, North West, and:

South of the River Obio.
Sec. 1. D E it enacted by the Senate and

D House of Representatives of the laws of United States of America in Congress assembled, N. WeltThat the laws of the territory north-west of ero tert

ry how to the river. Ohio, that have been or hereafter be publishmay be enacted by the governor and judges thereof, shall be printed under the direction of the Secretary of State, and two hundred copies thereof, together with ten sets of the laws of the United States, shall be delivered to the said governor and judges, to be distributed among the inhabitants for their information, and that a like number of the laws of the United States shall be delivered to the governor and judges of the territory, south-west of the river Ohio.

Power of . Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Governor governor and judges of the territory north & Judges herein.

west of the river Ohio shall be, and hereby are authorized to repeal their laws by them made, whensoever the same may be found to be improper.

Power of Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the the secreta- official duties of the secretaries of the said terries.

ritories shall be under the controul of such laws, as are or may be in force in the said territories.

One su Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That any preme judge may one of the supreme or superior judges of the hold court. said territories, in the absence of the other

judges, shall be and hereby is authorized to hold a court.

whom provided.

Seals by Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the

Secretary of Sate provide proper seals for the several and respective public offices in the said

territories. Their limi- Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the tation act limitation act, passed by the governor and disapproved. judges of the said territory, the twenty-eight

day of December, one thousand seven hun. dred and eighty eight, be and hereby is disapproved.

Certain ex- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the penses al expenses incurred by John Cleves Symmes lowed to John C. and George Turner, two of the judges of the Symmes, faid territory, in sending an express, and in &c.

purchasing a boat to go the circuit, in the year one thoufand seven hundred and ninety, shall be liquidated by the officers of the treasury,

and paid out of the treasury of the United States. JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker

of the House of Representatives. RICHARD HENRY LEE, President pro

tempore of the Senate. APPROVED, May eighth, 1792 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XLIII.

An Act to compensate the Services of the late

Colonel George Gibson.

(PRIVATE.)

CHAPTER XLIV.

An A&t concerning the Claim of John Brown Cutting against the United States.

(PRIVATE.

DESOLVED, by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretäry of the Treasury cause to be provided, for the use of the several collectors in the United States, printed clearances, on the back whereof thall be a printed account of the methods, which have been found to answer for obtaining fresh, from falt-water, and of constructing extempore ftills, of fuchi implements, as are generally on board of every vessel, with a recommendation, in all cafes, where they shall have occafion to resort to this expedient for obtaining water, to publish the result of their trial in fome gazette, on their return to the United States, or to communicate it for publication, to the office of the Secretary of State, in order that others may, by their success, be encouraged to make similar trials, and be benefited by any improvements or new ideas, which may occur to them in practice. JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker

of the House of Representatives. RICHARD HENRY LEE, President pro

i tempore of the Senate: APPROVED, May eighth, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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