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President ship or vessel to which the President of the may grant United States shall grant a permission to enter permit- and clear ; provided such ship or vessel shall be fion to enter and solely employed, pursuant to such permission, clear in for purposes of national intercourse ; and shall certain not be permitted to proceed with, or to bring cases.

to the United States any cargo or lading whatever other than necessary fea-stores.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the

act, intituled “ An act further to suspend the act continued in commercial intercourse between the United part. States and France, and the dependencies there

of," sall be, and is hereby continued and shall be taken to be in force in respect to all offences, which shall have been committed against the fame, before the expiration thereof; and to the intent that all seizures, forfeitures and penal. ties arising upon such offences, may be had, sued for, profecuted and recovered, any limitation of the said act to the contrary hereof notwithstanding.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That this Linita. act shall be and remain in force until the third tion of day of March, one thousand eight hundred and this act. one: Provided, however, the expiration thereof

shall not prevent or defeat any seizure, or prosecution for a forfeiture incurred under this act, and during the continuance thereof.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
Approved-February 27th, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XI. An ACT for the relief of James Yard. DE it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

D presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the term of fix months, from and after the passing of this act, shall be, and is hereby allowed, as a further time for the exportation, with the benefit of drawback, of one hundred and six pipes, eight hogsheads and five quarter casks of Madeira wine, which were duly shipped, and with the benefit of drawback, in the months of March and April, of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, by James Yard, on board the ship Ganges, then bound to India, but afterwards re-landed in consequence of the purchase of that ship by the United States, and any drawback which shall accrue on any parcel of the said wine, which being first duly identified, shall be exported within the term aforesaid, shall be payable in fifteen days after fuch exportation, and a debenture or deben. tures may issue for such drawback upon the like security, conditions and proofs, as are required in other cases, and to be paid in a similar manner.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-February 27, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

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CHAPTER XII.
An ACT providing for the second census or enu.
meration of the inhabitants of the United States.
Sec. 1. DE it enacted by the Senate and House of

D Representatives of the United States Marshals

of America, in Congress assembled, That the marof the dif, shals of the several districts of the United tricts and States, and the fecretaries of the territory of secreta- the United States, north-west of the river ries of the Ohio, and of the Missisippi territory, respecterrito

tively, shall be, and they are hereby authocause an rized and required, under the direction of the enumera- Secretary of State, and according to such intion to be structions as he shall give pursuant to this al., taken.

to cause the number of the inhabitants within their respective districts and territories to be taken ; omitting in such enumeration, Indians not taxed, and distinguishing free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years from all others; distinguishing also the sexes and colours of free persons, and the free males under ten years of age; those of ten years and under fixteen, those of fixteen and under twenty-fix, those of twenty-six and under forty-five, those of fortyfive and upwards. . And distinguishing free females under ten years of age, those of ten years and under fixteen, those of fixteen and under twenty-fix, those of twenty-fix and under forty-five, those of forty-five and up

wards; for effecting which purpose, the mar. ou may shals and secretaries aforesaid, shall have appoint' power to appoint as many assistants within alliftants. their respective districts and territories, as

aforesaid, as to them shall appear necessary; assigning to each assistant a certain divilion of his district or territory, which division shall

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consist of one or more counties, cities, towns, townships, hundreds or parishes, or of a ter. ritory plainly and distinctly bounded by water courses, mountains, or public roads : The marshals, or secretaries, as the case may be, and their assistants, shall, respectively, take an oath or affirmation, before fome judge or justice of the peace, resident within their respective districts or territories, previous to their entering on the discharge of the duties by this act required. The oath or affirma

md. Oath to tion of the marshal or fecretary fall be, be taken CI, A. B. marshal of the district of

by the (or secretary of the territory of

as marshals, the case may be) do solemnly swear or affirm,

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", ries and that I will well and truly cause to be made, theiratica a just and perfect enumeration and defcrip- tants. tion of all persons resident within my district or territory, and return the same to the Secretary of State, agreeably to the directions of an act of Congress, intituled an act providing for the enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,' according to the best of my ability.” The oath or affirmation of an assistant shall be “ 1, A. B. do solemnly swear. (or affirm) that I will make a just and perfect enumeration and description of all persons resident within the division assigned to me by the marshal of the district of

(or the secretary of the territory of

as the case may be) and make due return thereof to the said marshal, or secretary, agreeably to the directions of an act of Congress, intituled san act providing for the enumeration of the Cominhabitants of the United States,' according menceto the best of my abilities.". The enumera- ment and tion shall commence on the first Monday of

the enuAugust next, and shall close within nine calen- ineration.

Vol. V.

Afiftants dar months thereafter. The several assistants to make shall, within the said nine months transmit to returns. rns. the marshal or secretaries, by whom they shall

be respectively appointed, accurate returns of all persons, except Indians not taxed, within their respective divisions; which returns shall be made in a schedule, distinguishing in each county, parish, township, town or city, the several families, by the names of their master, mistress, steward, overfeer or other principal person therein, in the manner. following, that is to say: The number of persons within my division, consisting of appears in a schedule hereto annexed, subscribed by me this day of

A. B. assistant to the marshal of or to the secretary of

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