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làw to the contrary notwithstanding : And in all cases, where the punishment shall be death, it shall be lawful for the governor of either of the territorial distriets, where the offender shall be apprehended, or into which he shall

be brought for trial, to issue a commission of Commif. foyer and terminer, to the fuperior judges of sions of such district, who shallihave full power and oyer and termiucr

-authority to hear and determine all fuch capimay be

'tal cases, in the same manner, as the {uperior iPued,

courts of such district have in their ordinar fefsions : And when the offender shall be apprehended, or brought for trial, into any of the United States, except Kentucky, it thall be - lawful for the President of the United States, to issue a like commillion to any one or more judges of the supreme court of the United States, and the judge of the district, in which such offender may have been appre. hended, or shall have been brought for trial; iwhich judges, or any two of them, fhall have the fame jurisdiâion in such capital cases, as the citcuit - court of such district, and shall

proceed to trial and judgment, in the same . - manner, as such circuit court might or could

de. And the district courts of Kentucky and Maine fhåll have jurisdiction of all crimes, offences and mifdemeanors cornmitted againit 2 this act, and fhall proceed to trial and judgment, in the fame manner, as the circuit

courts of the United States. I

pole Sec.-16. And be it further enacted, That Military' - it shall be lawful for the military force of the may api United States, to apprehend every person, offenders. who shall, or may be found in the Indian

.'" country, over and beyond the faid boundary

line, between the United States and the faid Indian tribes, in violation of any of the pro

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visions or regulations of this act, and him or
them immediately to convey, in the nearest
convenient and Safe route, to the civil autho.?
rity of the United States, in fome one of the
three next adjoining states or diftricts, to be
proceeded against, in due course of law : Pro-
vided, that no person, apprehended by mili-
tary force, as aforesaid, shall be detained
longer than ten days, after the arrest, and
before removal.
Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That if Trial may

be had any person, who shall be charged with a viola- where the tion of any of the provisions or regulations offend

found. of this act, shall be found within any of the United States, or either of the territorial districts of the United States, such offender may. be there apprehended and brought to trial, in the same manner, as if such crime or offence had been committed within such state or diltrict, and it shall be the duty of the military force of the United States, when called upon Military to by the civil magistrate, or any proper officer, vil ollicers.

y nomor affinari aid the cior other person duly authorized for that pur. pose, and having a lawful warrant, to aid and affist such magistrate, officer, or other person authorized, as aforesaid, in arresting such of. fender, and him committing to safe custody, for trial according to law. : · Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That Amount of the amount of fines, and duration of impri- fines and

duration of fonment, directed by this act as a punishment, iniptifonfor the violation of any of the provisions there, mert.dif

i crerionary, of, shall be ascertained and fixed, not exceed- &c. ing the limits prescribed, in the difcretion of . the court, before whom the trial shall be had ; . and that all fines and forfeitures, which shall , accrue under this a&t, shall be, one-half to the feitures

Mall be. use of the informant, and the other half to the VOL. III.

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use of the United States : Except where the prosecution shall be first instituted on behalf of the United States ; in which case, the whole shall be to their use.

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That no. Certain trade and thing in this act shall be construed to prevent intercourse any tandem intorno centered. any trade or intercourse with Indians living on

lands surrounded by settlements of the citizens of the United States, and being within the ordinary jurisdiction of any of the individual

states ; or the unmolested use of a road from • Certain

roads ea. Washington district, to Mero district, and of cepted the navigation of the Tennesse river, as reser

ved and secured by treaty. .

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That the The Presi. dent may President of the United States be, and he is cause to be hereby authorized, to cause to be clearly ascer. ascertained other boun- tained, and distinctly marked, in all such places dary lines. as he shall deem necessary, and in such manner

as he shall direct, any other boundary lines between the United States and any Indian tribe, which now are, or hereafter may be established by treaty.

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That all Other acts

** and every other act and acts, coming within

the purview of this act, shall be, and they are hereby repealed : Provided, nevertheless, that all disabilities, that have taken place, shall con

tinue and remain ; all penalties and forfeitures, Proviso. that have been incurred, may be recovered;

and all prosecutions and suits, that may have been commenced, may be prosecuted to final judgment, under the said act or acts, in the fame manner, as if the said act or acts were continued, and in full force and virtue.

Sec. 22. And be it further enacted, That this

act fhall be in force, for the term of two years, Limitation and from thence, to the end of the session of of the act. Congress next thereafter and no longer. JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. SAMUEL LIVERMORE, President of the

Senate pro tempore. APPROVED, May the nineteenth, 1796: ii. . GEORGE WASHINGTON, . . .. President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXXI.
An Ait relative to Quarantine.

D E it enacted by the Senate and House of ReID presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized, to direct the revenue-officers and the officers commanding forts and revenue-cutters, to aid in the execution of quarantine, and also in the execution of the health-laws of the states, respectively, in such manner as may to him appear neceffary. i JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. SAMUEL LIVERMORE, President of the

Senate pro tempore...
APPROVED, May the twenty-seventh, 1796:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
. President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXXII. . . .

An Act altering the Compensation of the Accoun

tant to the War-Department.

Sec. 1. D E it enačled by the Senate and House

D of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress asembled, That

there shall hereafter be allowed to the AccounCompensation to the tant of the Department of War, the sum of Accoun one thousand fix hundred dollars per annum, tant of the War-De as a compensation for his services, in lieu of partment. the compensation heretofore allowed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all Privilege of, franking, letters and packets to or from the Accountant

of the Department of War, shall be conveyed by post, free of postage, under such restrictions as are provided by law, in like cases.

JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

. the House of Representatives. SAMUEL LIVERMORE, President of the

' Senate pro tempore.. APPROVED, May the twenty-seventh, 1796: GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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