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miay unlade at
ly, and a collector for the district shall be apa pointed to reside at Kennebunk.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That ships
and vessels owned in whole or in part in the Edgecomb towns of Edgecomb and Newcastle, in the dis
trict of Maine, having entered in due form of law at the port of Wiscaflet, and taken on board an officer, shall be permitted to unlade in the parts of the said towns which adjoin Sheepscut river.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from Lyme an- and after the thirtieth day of June next, the New-Lon
town of Lyme, in the state of Connecticut, and the shores and waters thereof, shall be annexed as a port of delivery only to the district of NewLondon, and all vessels bound to or from the faid port of Lyme, fhall first come to, enter, and clear at the said port of New-London: Provided however, That the surveyor appointed to reside at Saybrook shall be authorized to visit and inspect ships or vessels arriving at said port of Lyme, and generally to perform the duties of a surveyor, as may be requisite within faid port.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the thirtieth day of June next, the district of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, as at present constituted in the state of Virginia, shall be called the district of Petersburg, to comprehend Petersburg, City Point, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets of James River, from Hood's and the junction of Chicahoining to the junction of the James and Appamattox rivers, and from thence to the highest tide-water of Appamattox, and also the Chicahoming to its highest tide-water mark; and the port
for the said district shall extend from Pea tersburg to City Point. And another district
Alteration of the dil trict of Bermuda - Hundred and City Point.
lhall be formed to be called the district of Rich. New district mond, to comprehend Richmond, and Manchester, and Bermuda Hundred, and all the waters, shores, bays, harbors, and inlets of James river from Bermuda Hundred, including the harbor thereof, to the highest tide-water of James river; and the port shall extend froin Richmond and Manchester to Bermuda Hundred. The office of collector for the district of Petersburg shall be kept in the town of Petersburg; and a collector shall be appointed for the Richmond district, whose office fhall be kept in the city of Richmond; and the surveyors within those two districts shall continue to reside at the places at preseni established by law.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Manisess to master of any ship or vessel, bound to any district be celivered of James River above Sewal's Point, shall, be-lestor of fore he pass by the faid Point, and immediately Norfolk, by after his arrival either at the fame or at Hamp-up James ton Road, deposit with the collector of the port river, &c. of Norfolk and Portsmouth, or of Hampton, a true manifest of the cargo on board fuch ship or vessel; and the said collector shall, after registering the manifest, transmit the fame duly certified to have been so deposited, to the officer with whom the entries are to be made: And the faid collector may, whenever he shall judge it to be necessary for the security of the revenue, put an inípector of the customs on board any such fhip or veffel, to accompany the famo until her arrival at the first port of entry or delivery, in the district, to which such ship or vesfel may be destined: And if the master or commander of any such ship or vessel shall neglect or omnit to deposit a manifest in manner as aforesaid, or shall refuse to receive an inspector of the customs on board, as the case shall require,
part of the
he shall forfeit and pay five hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs of suit, one half for the use of the officer with whom such manifest ought to have been deposited, and the other half to the use of the collector of the district
to which the said ship or vessel may be bound. . Repeal of
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That such former aci, part and so much of the act, intituled, “ An act
to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,” as comes within the purview of this act, being contrary hereto, shall be and hereby is repealed.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
President of the Senate.
President of the United States.
act for an amicable settlement of limits with the
E it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That so much Organiza of the ordinance of Congress of the thirteenth
of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighassembly in ty-seven, and of the act of Congress of the le
venth of August, one thoufand seven hundred flippi terris
and eighty-nine, providing for the government of the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio, as relates to the organiza
tion of a general
zation of a General Assembly therein, ani pre . fcribes the powers thereof, shall forthwith open rate, and be in force in the Mississippi territory : Provided, That until the number of free male inhabitants of full age, in the said territory shall amount to five thousand, there shall not be returned to the General Assembly more than nine representatives.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That until the number of free inale inhabitants of full age in the Mississippi territory shall amount to five thousand, the county of Adams shall be entitled to chuse four representatives to the General Alsembly, the county of Pickering four, and the Tensaw and Tombigbee settlements, one.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the fi election, for representatives to the General Arsembly, shall be on the fourth Monday in July next, and that all fubfequent elections shall be regulated by the legislature.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Governor of the Mififlippi territory, to cause the said election to be holden on the day aforesaid, at the most convenient place in the counties and settlements aforesaid, and to nominate a proper officer or officers to preside at and conduct the same, and to return to him the names of the persons who may have been duly elected.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the representatives shall be convened by the governor at the town of Natchez, on the fourth Monday in September next.
Sec. 6. And be it further engêted, That fo foon as the number of free male inhabitants of full age shall amount to, or exceed five thousand, the number of representatives to the General
Afiembly shall be determined, and the apportionment made in the way prescribed in the ordinance.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That nothing
in this act shall in any respect impair the right the rights in of the state of Georgia to the jurisdiction, or of of all per- the said state, or of any person or persons to the
foil of the faid territory, but the rights and claims of the said state, and all persons interested, are hereby declared to be as firm and available as if this act had never been made.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the
General Assembly shall meet at least once in meeting of every year, and such meeting shall be on the the general first Monday of December, unless they shall by
law appoint a different day: Provided, That the governor shall have power on extraordinary occasions to convene the General Afsembly.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That neither Adjouru- House during the session of the General Affeinment there- bly shall, without the consent of the other, ad
journ for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses fhal} be fitting
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners appointed,
or who may hereafter be appointed on the part may finally of the United States, in pursuance of the act, infettle with tituled, “ An act for an amicable settlement of compromise
. limits with the state of Georgia; and authoriz
ing the establishment of a government in the Misfissippi territory,” or any two of them, finally to settle by compromise with the Commiffi. oners, which have been or may be appointed by the state of Georgia, any claims mentioned in faid act, and to receive in behalf of the United States a cession of any lands therein mentioned,
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