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Prelident hereby is authorized, to cause other revenue, other reve- cutters to be built or purchased, in lieu of to be built Tuch as ar

is such as are or shall, from time to time, beor purcha- come unfit for further service ; the expense

whereof, as well as all future expenses of builbecome un- ding, purchasing or repairing revenue-cutters, fit for fer

shall be paid out of the product of the duties vice.

on goods, wares and merchandize, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of fhips or vefsels.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Those President of the United States be, and he is which are hereby authorized, to cause such revenue-cutunfit for service to ters as shall, from time to time, become unfit be sold.

for service, to be sold at public auction, and the proceeds of such fales to be paid into the treasury of the United States.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That fo of the first !

n much of this act as fixes the compensation of section. the officers and men on board the said cutters,

shall be, and remain in force, for the term of one year, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer.

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JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, May fixth, 1796 : GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States,

CHAPTER XXIII.

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An Act to continue in Forcé, for a limited Time, · an Act, intitled, An Att declaring the Con

fent of Congress to an Act of the State of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of December, one thousand seven bundred and nine- . ty-three, for the Appointment of a Health

Officer." Sec. 1. DE it enacted by the Senate and U House of Representatives of the Confent of

i Congress United States of America, in Congress assembled, granted to That the consent of Congress be, and is here the ac

Maryland by granted and declared, to the operation of for collectan act of the General Assembly of Maryland, og passed the twenty-eighth of December, one per ton on thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, in- vessels.com.

ing into titled, “ An act to appoint a health-officer, Baltimore for the port of Baltimore, in Baltimore coun

district ty," so far as to enable the state aforesaid to reign collect a duty of one cent per ton, on all vef- voyage. sels coming into the district of Baltimore, from a foreign voyage, for the purposes in the said act intended. . Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Limitation this act shall be in force for one year, and from of the act. thence to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer. JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. JONN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, May the fixth, 1796 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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notice of the alteration hereby made, the Notice marshal of the faid district of Pennsylvania curant bote is hereby required. to make the fame known, the mardia by proclamation, on or before the first day of

f by proclaAugult next. ; Crist o Di .....3 JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of ..

the House of Representatives. SAMUEL LIVERMORE, President of the

Senate pro tempore. APPROVED, May the twelfth, 1796: :

GEORGE WASHINGTON, ;.. • President of the United States.

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CHAPTER XXV..
An Act allowing Compensation for Horses killed

in Battle belonging to Officers of the Army of
the United States.
Sec. I. D E it enacted by the Senate and

: D Houfe of Representatives of the Oficers, United States of America, in Congress alem- whole due

ty requires bled, That every officer in the army of the them to be United States, whose duty requires him to be on horse

back, to bic on horseback, in time of action, and whose paid for horse shall be killed in battle, be allowed a sum horseskill.

ed in battle. not exceeding two hundred dollars, as a compensation for each horse fo killed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That AG to be the provision contained in this act shall have retrospecretrospective operation, so far as the fourth ting day of March, in the year one thousand seven March, hundred and eighty-nine ; Provided, That no 1709

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