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shall produce to the Register of the land-office satisfactory evidence that he or they are entitled thereto, and shall be subject to and comply with the regulations and provisions by this act prescribed for other purchasers.

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That so Repea much of the "act providing for the sale of the part of lands of the United States in the territory north. the form- . west of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of er act. Kentucky river," as comes within the purview of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

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

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LVI.
An ACT to ascertain the compensation of public

Ministers,
Sec. 1. 9 E it enacted by the Senate and House of

: D Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That exclusive of an outfit which shall in no case exceed the amount of one year's full salary to any minister plenipotentiary or chargé des affaires, to whom the same may be allowed, the President of the United States shall not allow to any minister plenipotentiary a greater sum than at the rate of nine thousand dollars per annum, as a compensation for all his personal services and expenses : nor a greater sum for the same than four thousand five hundred dollars per annum

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to a chargé des affaires : nor a greater sum for the same than one thousand three hundred and fifty dollars per annum to the secretary of any minister plenipotentiary.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That where any fum or sums of money shall be drawn from the treasury, under any law making appropriation for the contingent expenses of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations, the President shall be, and he hereby is autho. rized to cause the same to be duly settled, annually, with the accounting officers of the trea. fury in manner following, that is to say, by causing the fame to be accounted for specially in all instances wherein the expenditure thereof may in his judgment be made public, and by making a certificate of the amount of such expenditures as he may think it adviseable not to specify, and every such certificate shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum or sums therein expressed to have been expended.

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.

AN

CHAPTER LVII. An ACT to make appropriations for the Navy of

the United States, during the year one thousand

eight hundred. Sec. 1. DE it enacted by the Senate and House of

D Representatives of the United States of America, in Gongress asembled, That for defraying

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the expenses of the navy of the United States, during the year one thousand eight hundred, there fhall be, and hereby is appropriated the fum of two inillions, four hundred and eightytwo thousand nine hundred and fifty-three dollars and ninety-nine cents; that is to say, for the pay of the officers of the navy of the United States, the sum of three hundred and ninetyone thousand five hundred and ninety-fix dollars; for the fubfiftence of the officers of the navy, the sum of seventy thousand, feven hun. dred and twenty-two dollars and forty cents; for the pay of the seamen, the sum of eight hundred and eighteen thousand three hundred and forty dollars; for provisions, the sum of six hundred and three thousand, fix hundred and forty-two dollars and fixty-seven cents ; for contingent expenses, including the waste of military stores, the expense of the navy store at Philadelphia, comprising store-keeper's salary, clerk hire, store rent, labourers, porterage and freight, and for making good deficiencies in former appropriations, and for similar expenses at Boston, Newport, Baltimore, Norfolk, NewYork, and other ports, the sum of three hundred and ninety-three thousand fix hundred dollars; for the expense of hospitals, medicines and hospital stores, the fun of thirty-two thou. fand six hundred and forty-seven dollars and twenty cents; for the support of the revenue cutters while employed in the navy service, the sumn of ten thousand dollars; for the pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the marine corps, thesum of ninety-four thoufand, seven hundred and thirty-four dollars; for subsistence of the officers of the said corps, the sum of eight thousand and eighteen dollars and fixty cents; for cloathing for the said corps, the sum of thirty-three thousand five hundred

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and thirty dollars, and seventy-four cents; for military stores for the said corps, the sum of twelve thousand two hundred and seventy-seven dollars and eighty-eight cents; for the contingent expenses of the said corps, including camp equipage, quarter masters, barrack masters, and hospital stores, and bounties and premiums, the fum of thirteen thousand eight hundred and

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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid appropriations shall be paid out of any monies in the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speakers 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 LVIII. An ACT supplementary to the act, intituled, An act to establish the Treasury Department.RE it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

D presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to digest, prepare and lay before Congress at the commencement of every session, a report on the subject of finance, containing estimates of the public revenue and public expenditures, and plans for improving or increasing the revenues, from time to time, for the purpose of giving infor

mation to Congress in adopting modes of raising the money requisite to meet the public expenditures.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--May roth, A. D. 1806.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LIX.
An ACT to authorize the issuing certain patents.?
Sec. I. D E it enacted by the Senate and House

D of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall Provision be lawful, and the proper officer is hereby au- for satisthorized, to issue patents on surveys, which have

lave folution been, or may be made within the territory re- warrants served by the state of Virginia, north-west of for Virgithe river Ohio, and being part of her cession to nia mili. Congress, on warrants for military services, issutary ed in pursuance of any resolution of the legisla. ture of that state, previous to the passing of this act, in favor of persons who had served in the Virginia line on the continental establishment: Provided, that the whole quantity of land for which patents shall issue by virtue of this act, shall not exceed fixty thousand acres; and that the surveys aforesaid shall be completed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of War, on or before the first day of December,onethou. sand eight hundred and three: And provided also, that this act shall not give any force or validity to the entries, locations or surveys, heretofore made in pursuance of these warrants, fQ far as such entries, locations, or furveys, inter.

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