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ACT of May 9, 1794. (Vol. III. p. 61.) 5. The port and harbor of the city of Annapolis shall be fortified, in such manner, and at such time or times, as the president of the united states may direct : And it shall be lawful for the president of the united states to employ a garrison in the said fortification, provide cannon and equipments, and receive from the state of Maryland, a cession of the lands on which the said fortification, and its necessary buildings may be erected, agrecably to the second and third sections of the act to which this is a supplement. (See antea 3, 4.]

ACT of June 23, 1797. (Vol. IV. p. 7.) 6. Sect. I. For fortifying certain ports and harbors of the united states, there shall be appropriated a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. (See postea 8.]

Sect. II. The said appropriation shall be paid and discharged out of the surplus of the revenue and income, beyond the appropriations heretofore charged thereon.

7. Sect. III. The president of the united states shall be,and he is hereby empowered to authorize any of the states which were found indebted to the united states in a settlement of the accounts between them and the respective states, to expend under his direction the sums respectively due from them in fortifying their ports and harbors; and the sums which may be so expended shall be passed to the credit of the said staies, on account of the balances found and reported by the commissioners for settling the accounts between the united states and the individual states, to be due from the said states to the united states. Provided, the said states shall and do cede to the united states the lands or places on which such fortifications shall be so erected, in cases where the lands are the property of such states. [Sce postea 9.]

ACT of May 3, 1798. (Vol. IV. p. 103.) 8. Sect. I. A sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated, remaining unexpended, shall be, and is hereby appropriated, and shall and may be paid out of any inonies not before appropriated, to make and complete, at the discretion of the president of the united states, the fortifications heretofore directed for certain ports and harbors, and to erect fortifica. tions in any other place or places as the public safety shall require, in the opinion of the president of the united states; and which other fortifications he is hereby authorized to cause to be erected, under his direction, from time to time, as he shall judge necessary. [See antea 6.]

9. Sect. II. Where any state, which was found indebted to the united states, by the report of the commissioners for settling the accounts between the united states, and the individual states, shall, with the approbation of the president of the united states, proceed to finish or complete any fortification heretofore commenced by such state, for the defence of any port or barbor within the same, or shall, under the direction ofthe president of the united states, make and erect any additional fortifications, pursuant to the act, entitled “ An act to provide for

the further defence of the ports and harbor's within the united states," as well the previous expenditures made since the twentieth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, which shall be approved by the president of the united states, as the expenditures which have been, or which shall be directed by him, shall be allowed and credited to such state, on account of the balance found and reported, as aforesaid : Provided, That no expenditure exceeding the balance found and reporied against the respective state, shall be allowed as aforesaid; and provided, that the fortifications for which the whole or any part of the expenditure, shall be so allowed and credited as aforesaid, with their privileges and appurtenances, shall be, and shall be declared and established as the property of the united states, while maintained by them. (See antea 7, and postea 10, 11..]

Sect. III. is a repealing clause.

ACT of February 15, 1799 (Vol. IV. p. 250.) 10. Sect. I. If any state, against which a balance was reported by the commissioners appointed to settle the accounts between the united states and the several states, shall, on or before the first day of April, one thousand eight hundred, by a legislative act, engage to pay into the treasury of the united states, within five years after passing such legislative act, or to expend, within the time last mentioned, in erecting, enlarging or completing any fortifications for the defence of the united states at such place or places, the jurisdiction whereof, having been, previously to such expenditure, ceded by such state to the united states, with reservation that process civil and criminal issuing under authority of such state, may be served and executed therein, and according to such plan or plans as shall be approved by the president of the united states, a sum in money; orin stock of the united states, equalto the balance reported as aforesaid, against such state, or to the sum assumed by the united states in the debt of such state, such payment or expenditure, when so made, shall be accepted by the united states, as a full discharge of all demands on account of said balance ; and the president of the united states shall be, and hereby is authorized to cause credit to be given to such state on the books of the treasury of the united states accordingly : Provided, however, That no more than one third part of the whole payment or expenditure that may be made by any such state shall be made in three per cent. stock, nor more than one third part of the remaining two thirds shall be made in deferred stock : And provided also, That any such state may obtain a full discharge, as aforesaid, by the payment or expenditure of a sum of money, safficient in the opinion of the secretary of the treasury, to purchase, at market price, the different species of stock, the payment or expenditure of which would be accepted as a full discharge, as aforesaid. [See antea 9.]

11. Sect. II. Provided always, That if any such state as aforesaid, shall have expended since the establishment of the present government of the united states, any sum of money in fortifying any place since Ceded by such state to the united states, or which may be so ceded, within one year after the passing of this act, such expenditure having

been ascertained and proved to the satisfaction of the secretary of the treasury, shall be taken and allowed as part of the expenditure intended by this act.

[See Army 30, 31, 32.]

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| Certain act not to operate ACT of April 18, 1796. (Vol. II. p. 257.) 1. Sect. I. It shall be lawsul for the president of the united states, to establish trading houses at such posts and places on the western and southern frontiers, or in the Indian country, as he shall judge most convenient for the purpose of carrying on a liberal trade with the several Indian nations, within the limits of the united states.

2. Sect. II. The president shall be authorized to appoint an agent for each trading house established, whase duty it shall be, to receive, and dispose of, in trade, with the Indian nations aforementioned, such goods as he shall be directed by the president of the united states to receive and dispose of, as aforesaid, according to the rules and orders which the president shall prescribe ; and every such agent shall take an oath or affirmation, faithfully to execute the trust committed to him; and that he will not, directly or indirectly, be concerned or interested in any trade, commerce or barter, with any Indian or Indians whatever, but on the public account; and shall also give bond, with sufficient security, in such sum as the president of the united states shall direct, truly and honestly to account for all the money, goods and other property whatever, which shall come into his hands, or for which, in good

faith, he ought so to account, and to perform all the duties required of him by this act : And his accounts shall be made up, half-yearly, and transmitted to the secretary of the treasury of the united states.

3. Sect. III. The agents, their clerks, or other persons employed by them, shall not be, directly or indirectly, concerned or interested in carrying on the business of trade or commerce, on their own, or any other than the public account, or take, or apply to his or their own use, any emolument or gain for negotiating or transacting any business or trade, during their agency or employment, other than is provided by this act. And if any such person shall offend against any of the prohibitions aforesaid, he or they shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit to the united states, a sum Dot exceeding one thousand dollars, and shall be removed from such agency or employment, and forever thereafter be incapable of holding any office under the united states : Provided, That if any other person, than a public prosecutor, shall give information of any such offence, upon which a prosecution and conviction shall be liad, one haif the aforesaid penalty, when received, shall be for the use of the person giring such information. [See postea 21.]

4. SECT. IV. The prices of the goods supplied to, and to be paid for by the indians, shall be regulated in such manner, that the capital stock furnished by the united states may not be diminished.

5. Sect. V. During the conticuance of this act, the president of the united states shall be, and he is hereby authorized to draw annually froin the treasury of the united states, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, to be applied, under his direction, for the purpose of paying the agents and clerks; which agents shall be allowed to draw out of the public supplies, two rations each, and each clerk one ration per day:

6. Sect. VI. One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, exclusive of the allowances to agents and clerks, shall be and they are hereby apprepriated for the purpose of carrying on trade and intercourse with theirdian nations, in the manner aforementioned, to be paid out of any monics unappropriated in the treasury of the united staics.

7. Secs. VII. If any agent or agents, their clerks, or other persons employed by them, shall purchase, or receive of any ludial), in the way of trade or barter, a gun or other article commonly used in hunt. ing; any instrument of husbandry, or cooking uteisil, of the kind usually obtained by Indians, in their intercourse with white people ; any article of clothing (excepting skins or furs) he, or they shall, respectively, forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars for each offence, to be recovered by action of debt, in the name, and to the use of the united states, in any court of law of the united states, or of any particular state having jurisdiction in like cases, or in the supreme or superior courts of the territories of the united states: Provided, That no suit shall be commenced except in the state or territory within which the cause of action shall have arisen, or the defendant may reside : And it shall be the duty of the superintendents of Indian affairs and their deputies, respectively, to whom information of every such offence shall

be given, to collect the requisite evidence, if attainable, and to prosen cute the offender, without delay.

SECT. VIII. limits this act to the term of two years, and to the end of the next session of congress thereafter, and no longer. But by an act passed April 30, 1802, ( Vol. VI. p. 120,) it is redived and continued in force until Alarch 4, 1803, and no longer,

ACT of May 13, 1800. (Vol. V. p. 204.) 8. Sect. I. The president of the united states shall be, and hereby is authorized and empowered to cause such rations as he shall judge proper, and as can be spared from the army provisions without injury to the service, be issued under such regulations as he shall think fit to establish, to Indians wbo may visit the military posts of the united states on the frontiers, or within their respective nations.

9. SECT, II. The president of the united states shall be, and hereby is further authorized and empowered to cause to be defrayed, on the part of the united states, the reasonable expenses of such Indians as may from time to time visit the seat of governinent thereof, for their journies to, stay at, and return from the same ; and also to cause to be given to such Indians, during their stay as aforesaid, such presents as he shall judge necessary,

10. Sect. III. A separate account of all rations issued, and expenses defrayed as aforesaid, and of the expenditures, occasioned by such presents as are aforesaid, shall be kept at the department of war.

ACT of March 30, 1802. (Vol. VI. p. 37.) 11. Sect. I. The following boundary line, established by treaty between the united states and various Indian tribes, shall be clearly ascertained, and distinctly marked in all such places as the president of the united states shall deem necessary, and in such manner as he shall direct, to wit; Beginning at the mouth of the Cayahoga river on Lake Erie, and running thence up the same to the portage between that and the Tuscaroras branch of the Muskingum; thence, down that branch, to the crossing place above fort Laurence; thence westwardly to a fork of that branch of the Great Miami river running into the Ohio, at or near which fork stood Laromie's store, and where commences the portage, between the Miami of the Ohio and St. Mary's river, which is a branch of the Miami, which runs into Lake Erie ; thence a westwardly course to fort Recovery, which stands on a branch of the Wabash; thence south westwardly, in a direct line to the Ohio, so as to intersect that river, opposite the mouth of Kentucky or Cuttawa ri. ver; thence down the said river Ohio to the tract of one hundred and fifty thousand acres, near the rapids of the Ohio, which has been assigned to general Clarke, for the use of himself and his warriors; thenco around the said tract, on the line of the said tract, till it shall again intersect the said river Ohio; thence down the same to a point opposite the high lands or ridge between the mouth of the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers ; thence south eastwardly on the said ridge, to a point, from whence a south-west line will strike the mouth of Duck river

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