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appear just and reasonable: Provided always, That the relative valuations of different tracts of unseated land in the same sub-division shall not be changed or affected.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioners may direct the deductions and additions aforesaid to be made out and completed by the principal affeffors of the aforesaid assessment districts respectively, or, if they shall deem it more proper, by their own clerk and by such assistants as they shall find necessary and appoint for that purpose : Provided always, that the compensation to be made to the said assistants shall not exceed the pay allowed to the assistant affeflors by the act aforesaid.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--May 10, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LIV.
An ACT supplementary to an act, intituled - An

act to establish the compensation of the officers
employed in the colle&tion of the duties on impost

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

of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress asembled, That from

and after the thirtieth day of June next, there ance to inali U

shall be allowed and paid annually, to and for certain the use of the several collectors and surveyors collectors. appointed, and to be appointed pursuant to law, and employed in the collection of the duties of

imports and tonnage, in the districts hereinafter· mentioned, in addition to their fees and emo

luments otherwise allowed by law, the sums following respectively; that is to say: To the collectors of Paflamaquody, Waldoborough, and St. Mary's, two hundred and fifty dollars each: To the collectors of Machias, Great Egg Harbour, Little Egg Harbour, Perih Amboy, Bridgetown, Sunbury and Georgetown in Ma. ryland, one hundred dollars each; and to the collectors of Sagg Harbour, Brunswick in Georgia, and Dumfries, fifty dollars each: To the surveyors of Bermuda Hundred, one hundred and fifty dollars; and to the surveyors of Newport, Providence, Port Royal, Alexandria and Saybrook, one hundred dollars each.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in lieu of the commissions heretofore, allowed by Commiflaw, there shall, from and after the thirtieth day fions to of June next, be allowed to the collectors for certain the districts of Alexandria, Petersburgh and

collector Richmond respectively, two and an half per centum, on all monies which shall be collected and received by them: To the collector for the district of Boston and Charlestown, and to the collectors of Baltimore and Philadelphia, three-eights of one per centum: To the collectors of Charleston, South-Carolina, Salem and Norfolk and Portsmouth, three-quarters of one per centum: To the collector of the district of Portland, one per centum, for and on account of the duties arising on goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships and vessels. Certain

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall collectors be the duty of the collectors of the several dif. to depolit tricts of Philadelphia, New-York, Boston, Bali

i bonds in timore, Norfolk and Charleston, and they are collection

hereby respectively directed to deposit for col..
lection in the bank of the United States, or at
an office of discount and deposit of the said
bank, all the bonds taken, or to be taken by
them, for duties by virtue of any law of the
United States; but on all money collected by
the said banks the commissions aforesaid are to
be allowed the said collectors in like manner
as if received by them.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--May 10, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LV.
AN ACT to amend the act, intituled - An act

providing for the sale of the lands of the United
States, in the territory north-west of the Ohio,

and above the mouth of Kentucky river." Sec, 1. D Eit enacted by the Senate and House of

D Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That for the difFour land posal of the lands of the United States, directed otrices es- to be fold by the act, intituled " An act protablished, viding for the sale of the lands of the United under the livention States, in the territory north-west of the Ohio, of Regif- and above the mouth of Kentucky river," ters. there shall be four land-offices established in the

faid territory: One at Cincinnati, for lands below the Little Miami, which have not heretofore been granted; one at Chilicothe, for lands east of the Sciota, south of the lands appropriated

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for satisfying military bounties to the late army of the United States, and west of the fifteenth range of townships; one at Marietta, for the lands east of the sixteenth range of townships, fouth of the before-mentioned military lands, and south of a line drawn due west from the north-west corner of the first township of the second range, to the said military lands; and one at Steubenville, for the lands north of the last mentioned line, and east or north of the said military lands: Each of the said offices shall be under the direction of an officer, to be called " The Register of the Land-Office," who shall be appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and confent of the Senate, and shall give bond to the United States, with approved security, in the íum of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office; and shall reside at the place where the land-office is directed to be kept.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Surveyor-General, and he is Surveyor. hereby expressly enjoined, to prepare and tranf- General init to the Registers of the several land-offices, before the days herein appointed for commenc- tain plats, ing sales, general plats of the lands hereby directed to be sold at the said offices respectively, and also to forward copies of each of the said plats to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Sec. 3. And be it further enafled, That the Surveyor-General shall cause the townships west He shall of the Muskingum, which by the above-menti. cause ceroned act are directed to be sold in quarter town

" to be runi ships, to be sub-divided into half sections of three and markhundred and twenty acres each, as nearly as ed. may be, by r!!nning parallel lines through the fame from east towelt, and from south to north,

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at the distance of one mile from each other, and marking corners, at the distance of each half mile on the lines running from east to west, and at the distance of each mile on those running from south to north, and making the marks, notes, and descriptions, prescribed to furveyors by the above-mentioned act: And the interior lines of townships intersected by the Muskingum, and of all the townships lying east of that river, which have not been heretofore actually sub-divided into sections, shall also be run and marked in the manner prescribed by the said act, for running and marking the interior lines of townships directed to be sold in sections of six hundred and forty acres each: And in all cases where the exterior lines of the townships, thus to be sub-divided into sections or half sections, thall exceed or shall not extend six miles, the excess or deficiency shall be specially noted, and added to or deducted from the western and northern ranges of sections or half sections in fuch township, according as the error may be in running the lines from east to west, or from south to north; the sections and half sections bounded on the northern and western lines of such towrships thall be sold as containing only the quanti:y expressed in the returns and plats respectively, and all others as containing the complete legal quantity: And the President of the United States shall fix the compensation of the deputy-furveyors, chain-carriers, and axeinen: Provided, the whole expense of survey. ing and marking the lines, fhall not exceed thrée dollars, for every mile that shall be acfually run, surveyed and marked.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the lands thus fub-divided (excluding the sections reserved by the above-mentioned act) shall be

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