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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That under Buoys to the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, within Buzthere shall be provided and maintained at the card's Bay. expense of the United States, not exceeding fix buoys to be placed withir Buzzard's Bay, upon the most dangerous ledges there, in such manner as the safety of navigation in that bay requires. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Se.

Light-house of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby to be eredet cretary authorized and directed to cause a fufficient on Wigwam light-house to be erected on Wigwam Point, so called, within the town of Gloucester, in the state of Maffachusetts, where it will best serve the purpose of discovering the entrance of Anesquam harbour, and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise to provide for the support of such light-house at the expense of the United States. Provided, that fufficient land for the accommodation of such light-house, together with the jurisdiction thereof, shall be duly and legally granted to and vested in the United States. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there

Appropria shall be and hereby are appropriated for provid- tions. ing the faid buoys, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, and for the erection of the said light-house at Wigwam Point, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, to be paid out of any monies which may be in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

Prehdent of the Senate.
APPROVEDApril 29th, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS

President of the United States. VOL. V.

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CHAPTER XL.

An ACT supplementary to the lat's now in force, fixing the compensations of the officers of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Sec. 1.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the Ujited States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the thirty first day of December, one thouland seven hundred and ninety-nine, the officers of the Senate and House of Representatives, hereinafter mentioned, shall be, and hereby are entitled to receive, in addition to their compen. fations as new fixed by law, the following sums, that is to say: The Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, two hundred and fifty dollars each, in addition to their salaries as at present established by law; and each of their principal and engrossing clerks, in addition to their per diem allowance as established by law, two hundred dollars per annum.

Sec. 2. And be it further exacted, That the fergeant-at-arms of the Senate, who also performs the duty of door-keeper, the sergeant-atarms of the House of Representatives, and the door-keeper of the House of Representatives, shall be and hereby are entitled to receive five hundred dollars per annum each, and two dollars a day during the session; and the assistant door-keepers of the Senate and House of Representatives four hundred and fifty dollars per annum each, and two dollars per day during the session, in lieu of the compensations heretofore established by law, which compensations shall commence from the commencement of the present session.

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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this ac shall continue in force for and during the term of two years and no longer.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Th: JEFFERSON,
l'ice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-May 2d, A. M. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

Prehulent of ihe United States.

CHAPTER XLI.
An ACT to divide the territory of the United States

northwest of the Ohio, into two separate govern

ments.

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Sec. I. DE it enacted by the Senate and Horife

of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and Boundary after the fourth day of July next, all that part and name of of the territory of the United States northwest ritory of the Ohio river, which lies to the westward of a line beginning at the Ohio, opposite to the mouth of Kentucky river, and running thence to fort Recovery, and thence north until it shall interfect the territorial line between the United States and Canada, shall, for the purpofes of temporary government, constitute a separate territory, and be called the Indiana Territory.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be established within the said territory a governmeut in all respects fimilar to that pro- l'orm of govided by the ordinance of Congress, passed on

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and privi the thirteenth day of July one thousand seven leges of the hundred and eighty-seven, for the government of the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio; and the inhabitants thercof fhall be entitled to, and enjoy all and fingular

inhabitants.

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the rights, privileges and advantages granted and secured to the people by the said ordinance.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the of

ficers for the said territory, who by virtue of this compensati- aệt shall be appointed by the President of the

United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall respectively exercise the same powers, perform the same duties, and receive for their services the same compenfations as by the ordinance aforesaid and the laws of the United States, have been provided and established for fimilar officers in the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio: And the duties and emoluments of Superintendant of Indian Afairs shall be united with those of governor: Provided, That the President of the

United States shall have full power, in the reCommissions cess of Congress, to appoint and commission all may be, illu- officers herein authorized; and their commiffi

ons shall continue in force until the end of the next session of Congress.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much Organizati- of the ordinance for the government of the teron of a genieral allem ritory of the United States northwest of the bly, Ohio river, as relates to the organization of a

General Assembly therein, and prescribes the
powers thereof, shall be in force and operate in
the Indiana territory, whenever satisfactory evi-
dence shall be given to the governor thereof,
that such is the wish of a majority of the free-
holders, nctwithstanding there may not be there-
in five thousand free male inhabitants of the
of twenty-one years and upwards: Provided,
That until there shall be five thousand free male
inhabitants of twenty-one years and upwards
in said territory, the whole number of repre-
sentatives to the General Assembly fhall not be
less than seven, nor more than ́nine, to be ap-

ed in the recele.

age

of this ac

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portioned by the governor to the several counties in the said territory, agreeably to the number of free males of the age of twenty-one years and upwards which they may respectively contain.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed fo as in Construction any manner to affect the government now in with respeg force in the territory of the United States north- to the gowest of the Ohio river, further than to prohibit the n. w. the exercise thereof within the Indiana terri- territory, tory, from and after the aforesaid fourth day of July next : Provided, That whenever that part of the territory of the United States which lies to the eastward of a line beginning at the mouth Eventual of the Great Miami river, and running thence change of due north to the territorial line between the United States and Canada, shall be erected into an independent state, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original {tates, thenceforth faid line shall become and remain permanently the boundary line between such state and the Indiana territory; any thing in this act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

Ser. 6. And be it further enacted, That until it shall be otherwise ordered by the legislatures Seats of the of the said territories relpectively, Chilicothe, on Scioto river, shall be the seat of the government of the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio river; and that Saint Vincennes, on the Wabash river, shall be the feat of the government for the Indiana territory.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
l'ice-Presidert of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--May 7th, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS, Prefident of the United States.

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