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each; Jonathan Eddy, colonel James Livingston, and Parker Clark, respectively, one thoufand' two hundred and eighty acres each; and the heirs of John Dodge, one thousand two hundred and eighty acțes; Thomas Faulkner, Edward Faulkner, David Gay, Martin Brooks, lieutenant-colonel Bradford, Noah Miller, Joshua Lamb, Atwood Fales, John Starr, William How, Ebenezer Gardner, Lewis F. Delesdernier, John Mc.Cown, and Jonas C. Minot, respectively, nine hundred and fixty acres each, and the heirs of Simeon Chester, nine hundred and fixty acres ; Jacob: Vander Hey. den, John Livingston, James Crawford, Isaac Danks, major B. Von Heer, Benjamin Thompfon, Joseph Bindon, Joseph Levittre, lieutenant William Maxwell, John D. Mercier, James Price, Seth Noble, Martha Bogart, reliet of Abraham Bogart, and formerly relict of Daniel Tucker, and John Halsted, respectively, six hundred and forty acres each; David Jenks, Ambrose Cole, James Cole, Adam Johnson, the widow and heirs of colonel Jeremiah Duggan, Daniel Earl, junior, John Paskell, Edward Chinn, Joseph Cone, and John Torreyre, respectively, three hundred and twenty acres each ; Samuel Fales, one hundred and fixty acres; which several tracts of land shall, except the last, be located in half sections by the refpe&tive claimants.

THEODORE SEDGWICK, , Speaker of the House of Representatives.

TH: JEFFERSON, Vice President of the United States, and Presi

dent of the Senate. Approved.--February 18, 1801.

JOHN ADAMS, President of the United States.

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noontime CHAPTER LXXVII.1. Oisht - £. Y 1 ; v if it i th ka ? 2 Toi18 Its! A MAGT making the Porno Biddeford

and *Pepperrelborough, and the Distriop Noi Beat ford in Máffachusetts, porfs of entily foreflips or vejfels, drriving from the Cape of Good Hope,

and from places beyond the same. A to DE it enacted by the Senate and House of Rea B

Presentatives oj the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the port of Biddeford and Pepperrelborough, and the port of New Bedford, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, be, and they are hereby, madçi ports of entry for ships or vessels arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, and from plaçes, be yond the fame.

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TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and Presia

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JOHN ADAMS, President of the United-States.

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CHAPTER LXXVIII.

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AN ACT to establish the district of Bristol, and

to anitex the towns of Kittery und Berwick
to the district of Portsmouth.
E it enacted by tlije Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of Ame rica, in Congress afsembled, That from and af

ter the thirty-first day of March next, the fol etablished. towns of Bristol, Warren and Barrington, in

District of Bri

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thë state of Rhode-Mland, and Providence Plantations, and all the shores and waters, around the fame, within the following limits, viz.á line beginning at the middle of the bay, between Mount. Hope and Common Fence Point, running fouth westerly through the middle of Bristol Ferry, and continuing such course until it strikes a point of equal distance from Rhode Island to Prudence Island, from thence northwardly on a straight line to the westernmost part of Nahảnt Point, and from thence to the western shore of Bullock's Point, shall be a district, to be called the district of Bristol, of which the port of Bristol shall be the role port of entry, and a collector for said district, Thall be appointed to reside at Bristol, and Warren and Barrington shall be ports of delivery-only, and a surveyor shall be appointed to refidé at each of the ports of Bristol and Warren, and șhe surveyor at Warren shall also bë furveyor for the port of Barrington.

Sec. 2 And be it further enacted, That said Vessels from port of Bristol shall also be a port of entry, for Cape of Good

or beyond the all ships or vessels arriving froin the Cape of Hope may enGood Hope, or places beyond the fame.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said thirty-first day of March Kittery and next, the towns of Kittery and Berwick, in Berwick anthe state of Massachusetts, shall be annexed to Portimouth. the distridt of Portsmouth in New Hampshire, as ports of delivery only; Provided, That na thing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the master or commander of any ship or vessel, having merchandize on board, destined for either of the faid places, from making entry at his option, with the collector of

ter at its port.

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the district of York, and obtaining permits for the delivery thereof as heretofore.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,

TH : JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States and Presi-

went of the Senate.
APPROVED. --- Yebruary 25, 4. D. 1801.

JOHN ADAMS, Fresident of ihe United States.

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CHAPTER LXXIX.'
AN ACT to discharge Samuel Lewis, senior,

fron his imprisonment.
DE it enacted by the Senate and House of Re-

presentatives of the United States of Americii, in Congress allerbled, That Samuel Lewis, senior, be discharged from his imprisonment upon a Judgment obtained against him in favor of the United States: Provided however, That he shall first assign and convey all the estate, real and personal, which he may now own or be entitled to, to some person or persons, for the use and benefit of the United States, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treafury; Provided also, That the said Judgment fhall remain in full force against any estate which the faid Samuel Lewis, senior, may hereafter acquire; and that process may, at any time, be thereon issued against the same.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-Prcfident of the United States and Presi-

dent of the Senate.
APPROVED-February 25, A. D. 1801.

JOHN ADAMS, President of the United States.

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ANA.C.T freeing from Poftage, all letters and

packets to John Adaqus... B

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of Amierica, in Congrefs assembled, That all letrers and packets to John Adams, now President of the United States, after the expiration of his term of office and during his life, shall be carried by the mail, free of postage.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States and Pre-

dent of the Senate. APPROVED-February 25, A. D. 1801.

JOHN ADAMS,
President of the United States.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

prefontatites of the United States of Amefict, in Congress affembled, That the account. ing officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby authorised and directed to settle the account of major Nathaniel Holmes, and allow him such sums of money, as shall appear to have been paid by him for transporting and victualling a detachment of troops, from his battalion, in the winter of one thousand leven hundred and ninety-four, and of one thou

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