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assituoit en is CHAPTER C 95430 . AN ACT 1damend the act, intituled, 4. An alt

do Onuoc cognatione V! to establish a General Stamp-Office. DE it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

D presentatives of the United States of Ame.. rica, in Congress assembled, That whenever any Mod person or persons shall pay to a Collector of to an inftru the Revenue, the duty chargeable by law on a deed, instrument or writing, on i which the stamp duty chargeable by law shall not have been paid, together with the further sum of ten dollars, and shall obtain the endorsement : and receipt of such collector, upon such deed, instrument or writing therefor, agreeably to: the provisions of an act, intituled, "An act to establish a general stamp-office," passed on the twenty-third day of April, in the year one.' thousand eight hundred, it thall be lawful for”; such person or persons to produce such deed, : : instrument or writing, to the Supervisor of: the Revenue within whose district such person, or persons shall reside ; which Supervisor ? thereupon shall certify under his hand and feal, and upon some part of the faid deed, in : strument or writing, that the fame, so endorsed; . has been produced to him, and that the faidi? endorsement is, in his belief, genuine; after which faid endorsement and certificate, and not otherwise, Tuch deed, instrument or wri. ting, shall be to all intents and purposes as valid and available as if the same had been or were stamped, counter-stamped, or marked as by law required, any thing in any act to the contrary notwithstanding,s? Dei. ...i n

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That fo much of the acts intituled, « An act to astablish

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Repeal of part a general stamp-office," as requires certain du.

ties to be performed by the Surveyors of the Revenue, shall be, and the fame is hereby re: pealed..

THEODORE SEDGWICK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES HILLHOUSE,', . ... President of the Senate, pro tempore. ... APPROVED-March 3, A. D. 1801. . ;

: ... IOHN ADAMS, :.. President of the United States.

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CHAPTER XCI.
AN ACT providing for a Naval peace establishe

ment, and for other purposes.
D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprea

Pentatives of the United States of America, The Preíident

in Congress assembled, That-the President of Divy car je to the United States be, and he hereby is authoa bet nu certain rized, wlienever the situation of public affairs oich public

shall in his opinion render it expedient, to cause to be fold, they being first divested of their guns and military stores, which are to be carefully preserved, all or any of the ships and vessels belonging to the navy, except the fri. gates United States, Conflitution, President, Chesapeake, Philadelphia, Constellation, Oongrel, New York, Bolton, Effex, Adams, John Adams, and General Greene; and also to lay' up all the frigates thus to be retained, except such as are directed by this act to be kept in

constant service in time of peace ::: Six of the fri- Sec. 2. 'And be it enacted, That fix of the fained in core frigates to be retained shall be kept in constant. Stant fervice. service in time of peace, and shall be officered

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and manned ás-the President of the United States may direct, not to exceed however two thirds of the prefent complement of feamen, and ordinary seamen; the residue of the frigates to be retained shall be laid up in conveni: ent ports, and there shall be permanently attached to each frigate To laid up, one failing. master, one boatswain, one gunner, one carpenter, and one cook; one serjeant or corpo. ral of marines, and eight marines; and to the large frigates twelve, and to the small frigates ten seamen; the failing imaster shall have the general care and superintendance of the ship.; and shall generally execute fuch duties of a purfer as may be neceflary:

Sec. 3. And be it enacted, That from and after the day when the reduction of the navy Component shall take place as aforesaid, the navy ration in Mall: consist of as follows; on Sunday, four- reduction of teen ounces of bread, one and a quarter pound the of beef, half a pound of flour, one quarter of a pound of fuet, one half pint of distilled spirits; Monday, fourteen ounces of bread, one pound of pork, half pint of pease, one half pint of distilled fpirits; Tuesday, fourteen-ounces of bread, one pound of beef, two ounces of cheese, one half pint of distilled fpirits; Wed. nesday, fourteen ounces of bread, one pound of pork, half pint of rice, one half pint of distilled spirits; Thursday, fourteen ounces of bread, one and a quarter pound of beef, half pound of flour, quarter pound of suet, one half pint of distilled spirits; Friday, fourteen ounces of bread, four ounces of cheese, two ounces of butter, half pint of rice, half pint of molasses, one half pint of distilled spi.

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rits; Saturday, fourteen ounces of bread, one pound of pork, half pint of peafe, half pint of vinegar, one half pint of distilled spirits.

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Number of officers to be retained.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the Prefident of the United States retain in the navy service in time of peace, nine captains, thirtyfix lieutenants, and one hundred and fifty midshipmen, including those employed on board of the six frigates to be kept in service; and that he be authorized to discharge all the other officers in the navy service of the United States, But such of the aforesaid officers as shall be retained in the service shall be entitled to receive no more than half their monthly pay during the time when they shall not be under orders for actual service.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That all the Four months commissioned and warrant officers, who fall be extra pay allowed to those discharged as aforesaid, shall be entitled to re

- ceive four months pay over and above what charged,

may be due to them respectively at the time of their discharge.

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THEODORE SEDGWICK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES HILLHOUSE, President of the Senate, pro tempore.

APPROVED-March 3, A. D. 1801.

JOHN ADAMS, President of the United States.

CHAPTER XCII.
AN ACT concerning the Mint.

and attorney of

D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Rei

D presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the mint shall re- To remain at

: Gorilchof th Philadelphia, main in the city of Philadelphia, until the fourth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and three.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That dur. ing the continuance of the mint at the city of Certain duties Philadelphia, the duties now enjoined on the to

to be pere chief justice of the United States, the Secretary district judge and Comptroller of the Treasury, the Secretary Pennfylvaniza for the department of State, and the Attorney and the com

miffioner af General of the United States, by the eighteenth loans, fection of the act, entitled, “An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the U. nited States," passed the second day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, shall be performed by the district judge of Pennsylvania, the Attorney for the United S ates in the district of Pennsylvania, and the Commisfioner of Loans for the state of Pennsylvania.

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THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

JAMES HILLHOUSE,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.
APPROVED-March 3, A. D. 18012

JOHN ADAMS,
President of the United States

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