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the district judge in whose custody such list shall have been lodged, bem o shall forthwith transmit the same to the seat of government.
5. Sect. V. Congress shall be in session on the second Wednes. * in February, one thousand seven hundred and ninety three, and the second Wednesday in February succeeding every meeting of
electors, and the said certificates, or so many of them as shall have
en received, shall then be opened, the votes counted, and the per. : . as who shall fill the offices of president and vice president ascer. wned and declared, agreeably to the constitution.
6. Sect. VI. In case there shall be no president of the senate at ? ? seat of government on the arrival of the persons entrusted with the
is of the votes of the electors, then such persons shall deliver the bts of votes in their custody into the office of the secretary of state,
- be safely kept and delivered over as soon as may be, to the presi. cont of the senate.
7. SECT. VII. The persons appointed by the electors to deliver the its of votes to the president of the senate, shall be allowed on the de.
ery of the said lists twenty-five cents for every mile of the estimatI distance by the most usual road, from the place of meeting of the edors, to the seat of government of the united states. 8. Sect. VIII. If any person appointed to deliver the votes of the ectors to the president of the senate, shall after accepting of his ap. intment, neglect to perform the services required of him by this act, shall forfeit the sum of one thousand dollars. 9. Sect. IX. In case of removal, death, resignation or inability both the president and vice president of the united states, the president the senate pro tempore, and in case there shall be no president of te senate, then the speaker of the house of representatives, for the me being, shall act as president of the united states until the disatity be removed or a president shall be elected.
10. Sect. X. Whenever the offices of president and vice president hall both become vacant, the secretary of state shall forthwith cause a otification thereof to be made to the executive of every state, and hall also cause the same to be published ia at least one of the newsapers printed in each state, specifying that electors of the president of he united states shall be appointed or chosen in the several states vithin thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December hen next ensuing : Provided, There shall be the space of two months petween the date of such notification and the said first Wednesday in December ; but if there shall not be the space of two months between the date of such notification and the first Wednesday in December, and if the term for which the president and vice president last in office were elected shall not expire on the third day of March next ensuing, then the secretary of state shallo specify in the notification that the electors shall be appointed or chosen within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December in the year next ensuing, within which time the electors shall accordingly be appointed or chosen, and the electors shall meet and give their votes on the said first Wednesday in December, and the proceedings and duties of the said electors and others shall be pursuant to the directions prescribed in this act.
11. Sect. XI. The only evidence of a refusal to accept, or of a resignation of the office of president or vice president, shall be an instrument in writing declaring the same, and subscribed by the person refusing to accept or resigning, as the case may be, and delivered into the office of the secretary of state.
12. Sect. XII. The term of four years for which a president and vice president shall be elected, shall in all cases commence on the fourth day of March next succeeding the day on which the votes of the electors shall have been given.
ACT of April 3, 1794. (Vol. III. p. 30.) 13. Whenever the congress shall be about to convene, and, from the prevalence of contagious sickness, or the existence of other circumstances, it would, in the opinion of the president of the united states, be hazardous to the lives or health of the members to meet at the place to which the congress shall then stand adjourned, or at which it shall be next by law to meet, the president shall be, and he hereby is authorized, by proclamation, to convene the congress at such other place as he may judge proper.
[See Alien Enemies. Army 2, 7 and seq. Arsenals and Magazines. Columbia District. Crimes 44. Duties, collection of, 97 end seg. Forti. fications. Indian Nations. Legislature 13, 14. Light Houses, Beacons, Buoys and Public Piers. Medical Establishment. Militia 3, 16 and seçMint. Navy. Post-Office and Post-Roads 19, 20. Public Oficers 41. Quarantine 5, 8. Seamen 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26. State Department 5, 13. Territory 1, 11, 23, 28. War Department. Western Lends 89, 92.)
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To certain district judges Secretary of flani
2 To certain other dijinich judges Secretary of war
Salary of door-keepers of congress Comptrolley of the treafury
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Alle wante to fenators Treasurer
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8 Chaplains Judges of ike weftern territory
Secretary of the fenate Afifiant of the secretary of the treasury
16 Clerk of the representatives Chief clerk in department of fiare
11 Inferior clerks Chief clerk in department of war
12 Sorgeant-at-arms Secretary of the western territory
Compensations, how paid Principal clerk of the comptroller
14 | Salaries of officers of congiels, altered Principal clerk of the auditor
ib: Form of bond Further allowance to chief clerk of auditor 18 Fees of collectors To certain other officers
19 Naval Officers Foriker alloquance in jamie
Surveyors or inspectors for ports
24 Collectors, &c. 10 keep accounts, Boi Salary of chief juftice
Officers of revenue cutters , Other juftices of fupreine touri
Pay and rations of the creur Difrici judges'
Where collector dies or refigns; &c. Attorney general
Allowance to certain collectors . ist Diftriâ judge of North-Carolind
Commilions to tertain collector's of Rhode Island
27 Bonds to be deposited in the bank Of Vermont
Collector of Richmond Addition to certain difria judges 291 Collector of Petersburgh Diprio judge of Tennessee
36 'Where emoluments exceed a certain füri 56 ACT of September 11, 1789. (Vol. I. p. 40.) 1. Sect. I. There shall be allowed to the officers hereafter mentions ed, the following annual salaries, payable quarterly at the treasury of the united states :
To the secretary of the treasury, three thousand five hundred dollarse [Increased, see postea 21.]
2. To the secretary in the department of state, three thousand fire hundred dollars. [Increased, see postea 21.]
3. To the secretary in the department of war, three thousand dolu lars. [Increased, see postea 21.]
4. To the comptroller of the treasury, two thousand dollars. fine greased, see postea 19.]
5. To the auditor, fifteen hundred dollars. (Incredsed, see postea 19.1 6. To the treasurer, two thousand dollars. [Increased, see postea 19.1
7. To the register, twelve hundred and fifty doilars(Increased, sef postea 19.7
8. To the governor of the western territory, for his salary as such, and for discharging the duties of superintendent of Indian affairs in the northern department, two thousand dollars.
9. To the three judges of the western territory, each eight hundred dollars.
.10. To the assistant of the secretary of the treasury,* fifteen hundred dollars.
11. To the chief clerk in the department of state, eight hundred dollars. (See postea 22.]
12. To the chief clerk in the department of war, six hundred dollars. (See postea 22.]
13. To the secretary of the western territory, seven hundred and fifty dollars.
14. To the principal clerk of the comptroller, eight hundred dollars. [See postea 22.]
15. To the principal clerk of the auditor, six hundred dollars. [Increased, see postea 18; see also 22.]
16. To the principal clerk of the treasurer, six hundred dollars. [See postea 22.]
17. Sect. II. The heads of the three departments first above mentioned, shall appoint such clerks therein respectively as they shall find necessary; and the salary of the said clerks respectively shall not escecd the rate of five hundred dollars per annum. [See postea 22.]
ACT of March 3, 1791. (Vol. I. p. 343.) 18. Sect. J. From and after the passing of this act, there shall be allowed to the chief clerk of the auditor, the annual sum of two hundred dollars, in addition to the salary allowed to him by the act, entitled, "An act establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government, with their assitants and clerks," to be paid at the treasury of the united states, in quarterly payments, and from like appropriations as may be assigned for the payment of the other salaries mentioned in the above recited act. (See antea 15.]
ACT of May 8, 1792. (Vol. II. p. 110.) 19. Sect. X. In addition to the compensations allowed to the comptroller, auditor, treasurer, and register of the treasury, by the Act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government, their assistants and clerks," and to the attorney-general by the “ Act for allowing certain compensations to the judges of the supreme and other courts, and to the attorney-general of the united states," the said officers respectively shall be allowed the following yearly sums, viz. The comptrolier, four hundred dollars ; the auditor, four hundred dollars ; the treasurer, four hundred dollars; the register, five huo. dred dollars; the attorney-general four hundred dollars. (See antea 4, 5, 6, 7, and postea 20, 21, 25, 31.]
ACT of March 2, 1793. (Vol. II. p. 215.) 20. There shall be allowed to the auditor of the creasury, the sum * This office is abolished; see Treasury Department, 12.
of five hundred dollars; to the commissioner of the revenue,* the sum of five hundred dollars; to the comptroller of the treasury, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, and to the register of the treasury, the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, per annum, in addition to the compensation already allowed to them respectively, to commence on the first day of April next, payable in like manner as the present compensations are payable. (See antea 19, and postea 21.]
ACT of March 2, 1799. (Vol. IV. p. 499.) 21. Sect. I. In lieu of the salaries heretofore allowed by law to the officers of the government of the united states, herein mentioned, the following annual compensations shall be, and are hereby granted to the said officers respectively, from the commencement of the present year ; that is to say :
The secretary of state, five thousand dollars. (See antca 2.)
The secretary of war, four thousand five hundred dollars. (Seo entea 3.]
The secretary of the navy, four thousand five hundred dollars. [Sec Navy Department 3.]
The attorney-general, three thousand dollars. (See postea 25, 31.]
The comptroller of the treasury, three thousand five hundred dollars. [See antea 19.]
The treasurer, three thousand dollars. (See antea 19.)
The commissioner of the revenue, three thousand dollars. [See antea 20.]
The register of the treasury, two thousand four hundred dollars. [See antea 19.]
The accountant of the war department, two thousand dollars. (See War Department 8.]
The accountant of the navy department, two thousand dollars. (Sco Navy Department 5.]
The postmaster-general, three thousand dollars.
And, the assistant postmaster-general, one thousand seven hundred dollars. Which sums shall be respectively paid, quarterly, at the treasury of the united states.
Sect. II. continues this act for three years, and no longer but by an act passed April 14, 1802, (Vol. VI. p. 71.) it is revived and continued in force for and during the term of two years from the commencement of the year 1802.
ACT of March 2, 1799. (Vol. IV. p. 500.) 22. SECT. I. The secretaries of the treasury, state, war and navy departments, shall be, and hereby are authorized and empowered, to vary the compensations heretofore established for clerks in their respective departments, in such manner as the services to be performed
* This office is to cease at a certain period ; see Duties 4: See also Treasury, Department 13.