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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That this Limita- act shall continue and be in force until the

third day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and two, and no longer.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED—January 17th, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER VI.
An ACT to repeal part of an act, intituled An

act to provide for mitigating or remitting the
forfeitures, penalties and disabilities, accruing
in certain cases therein mentioned, and to con-

tinue in force the residue of the same." D E it enačied by the Senate and House of Repre

D lentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the fourth section of an act intituled “ An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the forfeitures, penal. ties and disabilities, accruing in certain cases therein mentioned,” passed on the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed, and the residue of the said act shall be, and the same is hereby continued in full force without limitation of time.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Th: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-February 11, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

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President of refident of the

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CHAPTER VII. An ACT for the relief of John Vaughan. D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby authorized and directed, to settle the account of John Vaughan, and to allow him the amount of the difference in his favour, which would result from calculating the silver bullion by him depofited, previous to the month of December, in the year one thousand feven hundred and ninety-five, in the Mint of the United States, for coinage, at the rate of one thousand four hundred and eighty-five parts fine, to one hundred and seventy-nine parts alloy, instead of the rate of nine parts fine, to one part alloy, and that the same be paid out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives,
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-February 11, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER VIII. An ACT giving further time to the holders of

Military Warrants, to register and locate the

fame. D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

O fentatives of the United States of America, ini Congress asembled, That the Secretary of the

Treasury shall for the space of fourteen days after the expiration of the nine months heretofore allowed for that purpose, by the act, intituled “ An act regulating the grants of land, appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the Heathen," register warrants for military services in the form and manner as is prescribed by the said recited act; and the priority of location of said warrants, and the warrants registered under the said recited act shall be determined by lot, immediately after the expiration of the said fourteen days, and a day for the location shall be fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury, in a public notice given in one of the gazettes of the city of Philadelphia.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--February 11, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER IX. An ACT to fufpend in part, an act, intituled

An act to augment the army of the United

States ; and for other purposes." D E it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreD sentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That all further enlistments under the second section of an act, intituled “ An act to augment the army of the United States, and for other purposes," shall be fufpended until the further order of Congress, unless in the recess of Congress, and during the continuance of the existing differences between the United States and the French Republic, war fhall break out between the United States and the French Republic, or iinminent danger of invasion of their territory by the said Republic, fhall, in the opinion of the President of the United States, be discovered to exist.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--February 20th, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER X.
An ACT further to suspend the commercial inter

course between the United States and France,

and the dependencies thereof. Sec. I. DE it enacted by the Senate and House

D of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That all commercial intercourse between any person or per. Intersons resident within the United States or under

fufpend. their protection, and any person or persons re-ed." sident within the territories of the French Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof, ihall be, and from and after the second day of March next, is hereby prohibited and farther suspended, excepting only in the cases hereinafter provided. And any ship or vessel, owned, hired or employed wholly or in part by any person or persons resident within the United States, or any citizen or citizens thereof resident elsewhere,

and failing therefrom after that day, which contrary to the intent hereof, shall be voluntarily carried, or shall be destined or permitted to proceed, or shall be fold, bartered, entrusted or transferred, for the purpose that she may proceed, whether directly or from any intermediate port or place, to any port or place within the territories of that Republic, or any of the dependencies thereof; or shall be engaged in any traffic or commerce, by or for any person resident within the territories of that Republic, or within any of the dependencies thereof; and also any cargo which shall be found on board of such ship or vessel, when detected and interrupted in such unlawful purpose, or at her return from such voyage to the United States, Mall be wholly forfeited, and may be seized and condemned in any court of the United States having competent jurisdiction.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, ThatexceptOn clear-ing for foreign ships or vessels owned, hired, ing other and employed by persons permanently residing

T- in Europe, and commanded and wholly navireign vef- gated by foreigners, no clearance for a foreign fels for a voyage shall be granted to any fhip or vessel foreign whatever, until the owner or the employer for

age, the voyage, or if not resident within the district security to be civ. where the clearance shall be required, his facen. tor or agent, with the master and one or more

sufficient furety or sureties, to the fatisfaction of the Collector of the district, Mall give bond to the United States, such owner, employer, or factor, with the master, in a sum equal to the value of the vessel, and of one-third of her cargo; and such surety or fureties in a like fum, when it shall not exceed ten thousand dollars; and if it shall exceed, then in that sum, with condition that the flip or vessel for which a

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