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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That under Buoys to

be placed the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, within Buzthere shall be provided and maintained at the zard'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. cretary of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby

Light-house authorized and directed to cause a sufficient 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 sufficient 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 shall be and hereby are appropriated for provid- tions.

Appropria ing the said 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-Prefiilent of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-April 29th, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.
VOL. V.

CHAPTER XL.

An ACT supplementary to the late's now in forces

fixing the compensations of the officers of the Sec nate and House of Representatives.

Sec, 1. D E it enacted by the Senate and House of

O Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress allembled, That from and - after the thirty first day of December, one thou

fand 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. sations as 17ciw 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 enacted, 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 feffion, in lieu of the compensations heretofore established by law, which compensations shall commence from the commencement of the present feffion.

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. i8oo.
JOHN ADAMS,

· President of the United States.

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

northwest of the Ohio, into two separate govern

ments. Sec. I. D E it enacted by the Senate and House

of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress asembled, That from and Boundary after the fourth day of July next, all that part är:d name

the ne:v teie 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 intersect the territorial line between the United States and Canada, shall, for the purposes 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- Torm of govided by the ordinance of Congress, passed on ve

On and privig the thirteenth day of July one thousand seven leges of the hundred and eighty-seven, for the governinent inhab of the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio; and the inhabitants thercof shall be entitled to, and enjoy all and fingular

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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the of Powers, ficers for the said territory, who by virtue of this duties, and compenfati. act shall be appointed by the President of the

United States, by and with the advice and conofficers.

fent 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 similar officers in the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio: And the duties and emoluments of Superintendant of Indian Affairs 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 ifu- oficers herein authorized; and their commissied in the re

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 general ailem- ritory of the United States northwest of the

Ohio river, as relates to the organization of a General Affembly therein, and prescribes the powers thereof, shall be in force and operate in the Indiana territory, whenever satisfactory evidence shall be given to the governor thereof, that such is the wish of a majority of the freeholders, nctwithstanding there may not be therein five thousand free male inhabitants of the age 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 representatives to the General Assembly fhall not be less than seven, nor more than'nine, to be ap.

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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

: of this act any manner to affect the government now in with force in the territory of the United States north- to the gowest of the Ohio river, further than to prohibits 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 dary. 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 said 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 not within standing.

Ser. 6. And be it further enacted, That until it shall be otherwise ordered by the legislatures Seats of the of the said territories respectively, Chilicothe, meet

two goverrion 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 seat of the government for the Indiana territory.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
T'ice-Presidert of the United States, and

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

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