Εικόνες σελίδας
PDF

Officers of to give a preference to silver or gold bullion,', the mint may give a deposited for coinage, which shall be of the preference standard of the United States, so far as refto bullion of the Itan- pects the coinage of the same, although bul. dard of the lion below the standard, and not yet refined, U. S.

may have been deposited for coinage, previous thereto, any law to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, That nothing herein shall justify the officers of the mint, or any one of them, in unnecessarily delaying the refining any silver or gold bullion below standard, that may be deposited, as aforesaid.

. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the President President of the United States be, and he is

y reduce hereby authorized, whenever he shall think the weight of copper it for the benefit of the United States, to recoin.

duce the weight of the copper coin of the United States : Provided, such reduction shall not, in the whole, exceed two pennyweights in each cent, and in the like proportion in a half cent; of which he shall give notice by proclamation, and communicate the same to

the then next session of Congress. Mode of

of Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That it distribution shall be the duty of the Treasurer of the Unioi cents and half ted States, from time to time, as often

as he shall receive copper cents and half cents from the Treasurer of the mint, to send them to the bank or branch banks of the United States, in each of the states where such bank is established ; and where there is no bank established, then to the collector of the principal town in such state (in the proportion of the number of inhabitants of such state) to be by such bank or collector, paid out to the citizens of the state for cash, in sums not less

(ents.

than ten dollars value; and that the same be
done at the risk and expense of the United
States, under such regulations as shall be pre-
scribed by the department of the treasury.
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
HENRY TAZEWELL, President of the

Senate pro tempore.
APPROVED, March the third, 1795:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.''

[ocr errors]

CHAPTER CXIII.
An Act for the more effectual Recovery of Debts

due from Individuals to the United States.
Sec. 1. DE it enacted by the Senate and House

D of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That Comptrola the Comptroller of the Treasury be, and is ler may il

sue notifi hereby authorized, to issue a notification to cation to any person who has received monies for which debtors, he is accountable to the United States, or to the executor or administrator of such person, if he be deceased, requiring him to render to the Auditor of the Treasury, at such time as he shall think reasonable, according to the circumstances of the case, within twelve months from the date of such notification, all his accounts and vouchers, for the expenditure of the said monies; and in default thereof, fuits Mall, at the discretion of the Comp. ' troller of the Treasury, be commenced for the same, without further notice ; And the

VOL. III,

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

party fued, as aforesaid, shall be subject to
the costs and charges of such suits, whether
the ultimate decision shall be in his favor or
against him.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That
Marshals of the marínals of the respective districts be,

acts and are hereby authorized and directed, to such poti- serve the said notifications on the parties fication.

therein named, by leaving copies thereof at their respective dwellings, or usual places of · abode, at least four months, before the one time fixed in such notification, for rendering their accounts, as aforesaid, and that the return of the said notifications to the Comptroller's office, with the marshal's certificate thereon, that such service has been made, be deemed legal evidence in the district or circuit courts, of the proceedings, and for

the recovery of costs and charges. And that
Liquidare in cases, where accounts shall be rendered
account & to the Auditor of the Treasury, within the
transmit
it to the time limited in the notifications aforesaid, he
Comptrol- shall immediately proceed to liquidate, the
ler, &c.

credits to be passed for the faid accounts,
and report the same to the Comptroller, with
a particular list of any claims which shall
have been disallowed by him. And that the
Comptroller of the Treasury immediately
proceed to the examination of the credits al-
lowed by the Auditor, and if the same be
approved by him, that he cause credit there-
for to be passed on the public books. And
the Comptroller shall also appoint a day, for
hearing the claimant on the claims so disal-
lowed by the Auditor, as aforesaid..

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a
list of all such credits aforesaid, as fhall have
been claimed, and not admitted by the Coinp-
troller, be made out and transmited to the

[ocr errors]

on.

marshal of the district, where the claimant How resides; and that a copy thereof be served on pended crethe claimant, or left at his dwelling, or last be fin

i dits are to usual place of abode, with notice of the time determined afligned, by the Comptroller, for the final hearing, 'as aforesaid, at least four months before such hearing; of which proceedings, the marshal is hereby directed to transmit an official return to the Comptroller. And in case of an omission or neglect, on the part of the claimant, to affign, in writing, or otherwise, his reasons to the Comptroller, within the time limited, as aforesaid, why the sufpended credits should be admitted, all future claims therefor shall be, and are hereby forever barred. But in case the claimant shall, within the time aforesaid, assign in writing, or otherwise, his reasons why the suspended credits should be admitted, the Comptroller shall immediately consider the same, and de. cide thereon, according to the principles of equity, and the usages of the Treasury de.. partment.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in Decifiono all cases, where the final decision of the Comptrol.

ler conclus Comptroller shall be against the claimant, liv such determination shall be final and conclu- concerned. five to all concerned. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
HENRY TAZEWELL, President of the

Senate pro tempore.
APPROVED, March the third, 1795:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
1... President of the United States.

on all

CHAPTER CXIV.

An Act to authorize e Grant of Lands to the

French Inhabitants of Galliopolis, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

certain

Sec. 1. D E 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 and empowPresident to cause a ered, io cause to be surveyed in the territory

northwest of the Ohio, a tract of land, situate tract of land to be on the northerly bank of the river Ohio, besurveyed. ginning one mile and a half on a straight line

above the mouth of Little Sandy, thence down the said river Ohio along the courses thereof eight miles when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from each extremity of the said line' so as to include the quantity of twenty-four thousand acres of land to be lisposed as herein-after directed. .

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That

the President be authorized to cause to be asinhabitants certained the number of French inhabitants

e and actual settlers of the town or settlement enumera- of Galliopolis, being males above eighteen

years of age, or widows who are or shall be within the said town or settlement of Galliopolis on the first day of November next.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the

President of the United States shall be, and he Letters patent to be is hereby authorized and empowered, to issue

letters patent, in the name and under the scal John G Gervais for of the United States, thereby granting to Jchn a tract of Gabriel Gervais, and his heirs, four thousand condition. acres of land, part of the said twenty-four

thousand acres, to be located on the northwest bank of the river Ohio, opposite to the

Toca

of a

Ilio.

[ocr errors]

illud

« ΠροηγούμενηΣυνέχεια »