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appropriated for the said purpose. And all the lots in the city of Wafhington, now vested in the faid commiflioners, or in truftees in any man- . ner for the use of the United States, and now remaining unfold, excepting those fet apart for public purposes, shall be, and are hereby declared and made chargeable with the re-payment of the faid sum of ten thousand dollars, which shall be advanced in pursuance of this act, and the interest aceruing thereon.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That for the Purchase purchase of such books as may be necessary for of books. the use of Congress at the said city of Washing

ton, and for fitting up a suitable apartment for containing them and for placing them therein, the fum of five thousand dollars shall be, and hereby is appropriated ; and that the said purchafe shall be made by the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, pursuant to fuch directions as shall be given, and such catalogue as shall be furnished by a joint committee of both houses of Congress to be appointed for that purpose; and that the said books shall be placed in one suitable apartment in the capitol in the faid city, for the use of both houses of Congress and the members thereof, according to such regulations as the committee aforesaid thall devise and establish.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Appro- several appropriations aforesaid shall be paid how to be out of any monies in the Treasury of the Uni. pail.

ted States 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-April 24th, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS, President of the United States.

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CHAPTER XXXVIII.
An ACT to authorize the President of the Unitea

States to accept, for the United States, a ceffion
of jurisdiction of the territory west of Pennsyl-
vania, commonly called the Western Reserve of

Connecticut. BE

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the The PreUnited States be, and he hereby is authorized fident to execute and deliver letters patent in the name may issue and behalf of the United States, to the governor tent reof the state of Connecticut for the time being, leasing for the use and benefit of the perfons holding and claiming under the state of Connecticut, of the U. their heirs and assigns forever, whereby all the soil of the right, title, interest and estate of the United Western States, to the soil of that tract of land lying west Reserve. of the west line of Pennsylvania, as claimed by the state of Pennsylvania, and as the same has been actually settled, ascertained and run in conformity to an agreement between the said state of Pennsylvania and the state of Virginia, and extending from sạid line westward one hundred and twenty statute miles in length, and in breadth throughout the said limits in length from the completion of the forty-first degree of north latitude, until it comes to forty-two degrees and two minutes north latitude, including all that territory commonly called the Western Reserve of Connecticut, and which was excepted by faid state of Connecticut out of the ceffion by the faid state heretofore made to the United States, and accepted by a resolution of Con. gress of the fourteenth of September, one thoufand seven hundred and eighty-fix, shall be released and conveyed as aforesaid to the said governor of Connecticut, and his fucceflors in said

rede to

the U, S. certain

office, forever, for the purpose of quieting the grantees and purchasers - under faid state of Connecticut, and confirming their titles to the foil of the said tract of land,

Provided however, That such letters patent

shall not be executed and delivered, unless the Provided, state of Connecticut shall, within eight months Connedi from passing this act, by a legislative act, recut (hall nounce forever, for the use and benefit of the

United States, and of the several individual

states who may be therein concernéd respectiveweitern ly, and of all those deriving claims or titles from laads; them or any of them, all territorial and juris

dictional claims whatever, under any granr, charter or charters whatever, to the soil and jurisdiction of any and all lands whatever lying westward, north-westward, and south-westward of those counties in the state of Connecticut, which are bounded weltwardly by the eastern line of the state of New York, as ascertained by agreement between Connecticut and NewYork in the year one thousand seven hundred and thirty-three, excepting only from such renunciation the claim of faid state of Connecti. cut, and of those claiming from or under the faid state, to the soil of said tract of land herein described under the name of the Western Reserve of Connecticut.

And provided asfo, That the said state of Conand exc. necticut fhall, within the said eight months from

and after passing this act, by the agent or agents

of said state duly authorized by the legislature linquili

cute a

deed re

thereof, execute and deliver to the acceptance jurisdic. of the President of the United States, a deed ex

pressly releasing to the United States the juris. claim to dictional claim of the said state of Connecticut, the West

to the said tract of land herein described under the name of the Western Reserve of Connecti.

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cut, and thall deposit an exemplification of said act of renunciation, under the seal of the said state of Connecticut, together with said deed releasing said jurisdiction, in the office of the Department of State of the United States, which deed of cession when so deposited (hall vest the jurifdiction of faid territory in the United States: Provided, that neither this act, nor any thing contained therein, shall be construed to as in Saving op any manner to draw into question the conclu construc. five settlement of the dispute between Pena- tions. sylvania and Connecticut, by the decree of the Federal Court at Trenton, nor to impair the right of Pennsylvania or any other state, or of any person or persons claiming under that or any other state, in any existing difpute concern. ing the right, either of soil or of jurisdiction, with the state of Connecticut, or with any per. son or persons claiming under the state of Con. necticut : And provided also, that nothing herein contained shall be construed in any manner to pledge the United States for the extinguishment of the Indian title to the faid lands, or further than merely to pass the title of the United States thereto.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-April 28th; A. D. 1800.
JQAN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

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CHAPTER XXXIX.
An ACT to provide for re-building the light-

house at New-London ; for the support of a
light-house at Clark's Point ; for the erection
and support of a light-house at Wigwam Point,

and for other purposes.
Sec. 1.
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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States Light- of America, in Congress assembled, That under house at the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, N. Lone there thall be purchased for the use of the Uni- .

ted States, so much land contiguous to their territory, now occupied for the light-house at New. London, as shall be sufficient for vaults and any other purpose, necessary for the better fupport of the said light-house: Provided, that the legislature of the state of Connecticut shall cede to the United States the jurisdiction of such additional territory.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby authorized, at his discretion, to procure a new lanthorn with suitable distinctions, and to cause convenient vaults to be erected, and the said light-house at New-London to be re-built.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Light- light-house lately erected at Clark's Point, so

called, at the entrance of Accushnet river, within the town of New-Bedford, in the state of Massachusetts, fhall and may be supported at the expense of the United States : And the Se. cretary of the Treasury thall and may appoint a keeper thereof, and take further order respecring the same as in other cases: Provided, that the property and jurisdiction of the said lighthouse, and sufficient territory for the accommodation thereof shall be fully ceded and le. gally velted in the United States.

house at Clark's Point.

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