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öpon those articles respectively, at their importation into the United States from any foreign port or place, that is to fay; upon all brown sugar, one half cent per pound; upon all fugar candy, two cents and one half per pound; upon all molasses, one cent per gallon; and upon all goods, wares, and merchandizes now paying a duty of ten per centum ad valorem, two and one half per centum ad valorem.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from

and after the thirtieth day of June next, the duDoties on

ties now imposed and payable on wines, importTines.

ed into the United States from any foreign port or place, shall cease and be abolished; and that in lieu thereof the following duties shall thenceforth be laid, levied, and collected upon all wines so imported in casks, bottles, or other ves. sels, that is to say: Upon all Malmsey, Madeira, and London particular Madeira vine, fiftyeight cents per gallon ; upon all other Madeira wine, fifty cents per gallon; upon all Burgundy, Champaign, Rlienilh, and Tokay wine, forty. five cents per gallon; upon all Sherry wine, forty cents per gallon; upon all Saint Lucar fine, forty cents per gallon; upon all claret and other wines not enumerated, when imported in bottles or cases, thirty-five cents per gal. lon ; upon all Lisbon, Oporto, and other Portu. gal wines, thirty cents per gallon; upon all Te. neriffe, Fayall, Malaga, Saint George, and other Western Island wine, twenty-eight cents per gallon; and upon all other wines when imported, otherwise than in bottles or cases, twenty. three cents per gallon.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That an ada Addition- dition of ten per centum shall be made to the al cury on feveral rates of duties above specified and imsuch arcia desin. poled, in respect to all such goods, wares, and ported in merchandizes as aforesaid, as hall after the said

thirtieth day of June be imported in fhips or foreign vefsels oot of the United States.

vefrels. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the du. ties laid by this act Ihall be levied and collected How the in the fame manner, and under the same regu- deties are lations and allowances as to drawbacks, mode

lected. of security, and time of payment respectively, with the several duties now in force on the respective articles herein before enumerated.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That on account of the additional duties laid on brown Additionsugar and molasses by this act, the following al drawfums respectively thall, from and after the thirty

back on

lugarren first day of December next, be added to the di and drawbacks now allowed by law, on lugar refi- ípiritsdila ned within the United States and exported there- tiled from, and on spirits distilled from molafies with from 90in the United States and exported therefrom,

fanm lafts, in that is to say: On all sugar fo refined and ex- ted States. ported, one cent per pound; and on all spirits fo distilled and exported, one cent per gallon; which additional drawbacks shall be allowed and paid according to the regulations now established by law, respecting the prefeat drawbacks allowed on the said articles.

Sec.. 6. And be it further enacted, That the propri proceeds of the duties, laid by this act, shall be ation of solely appropriated and applied for the discharge the proof the intereit and principal of the debts of the ceeds of United States, heretofore contracted, or to be ja

these du. contracted during the present year.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

Prelident of the Senate.
APPROVED-May 13th, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States,

CHAPTER LXVII. An ACT appointing the time, and direciing the

place of the next meeting of Congresso D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re.

D presentatives of the United States of Ameri. . ca, in Congress assembled, That the session of Congress next ensuing the present shall be held at the city of Wallington, in the district of Columbia, and said session shall commence on the third Monday of November, one thousand eight hundred.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LXVIII.
An ACT to make provision relative to rations for

Indians, and to their visits to the seat of go.

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

: D Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States shall be, and hereby is authorized and empowered to cause such ra. tions as he shall judge proper, and as can be spared from the army provisions without injury to the service, be issued under such regulations as he shall think fit to establish, to Indians who may visit the military posts of the United States on the frontiers, or within their respective na. tions.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall be, and hereby is further authorized and empowered to cause to be defrayed, on the part of the United States, the reasonable expenses of such Indians as may from time to time visit the seat of go. vernment thereof, for their journies to, stay at, and return from the same; and also to cause to be given to such Indians, during their stay as aforesaid, such presents as he shall judge necefsary.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a separate account of all rations issued, and expenses defrayed as aforesaid, and of the expenditures, occasioned by such presents as are aforefaid, shall be kept at the Department of War.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LXIX.
An ACT supplementary to the act to suspend part

of an act, intituled, " An act to augment the ar

my of the United States, and for other purposes." Sec. 1. D E it enacted by the Senate and House of

D Kepresentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall appointe be lawful for the President of the United States inents to suspend any further military appointments, may be under the act to augment the army of the Uni. Tulpended ted States, and for other purposes, and under the ninth section of the act for the better orga

nizing of the troops of the United States, and for other purposes ; according to his discretion, having reference to æconomy and the good of the service.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the PreOfficers fident of the United States shall be, and hereby and men is authorized and empowered to discharge, on may be or before the fifteenth day of June next, all such ed.

officers, non-commissioned officers and privates, as have heretofore been appointed, commissi

oned, or raised, under and by virtue of the said Excep- acts, or either of them, except the engineers, tions.

inspector of artillery, and inspector of fortifications. Provided always, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to authorize any reduction of the first four regiments of infantry, the two regiments of artillerists and engineers, the two troops of light dragoons, or of the general and other staff, authorized by the several laws for the establishing and orga. nizing of the aforesaid corps.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That to each Three officer, non-commissioned officer, and private, months who shall be discharged from service by virtue allowed.

ay of this act, there shall be allowed and paid, in

addition to the pay and allowances to which they are now entitled by law, a sum of money equal to three months pay of such officer, noncommissioned officer and private respectively,

THEODORE SEDGWICK.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
URIAH TRACEY, :,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.
APPROVED--May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States,

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