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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 “ An act providing for the second census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States,” according to the best of my ability.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-April 12th, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXIV. An ACT for the relief of the corporation of

Rhode Island college. D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

D presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to liquidate and settle the claims of the corporation of Rhode Island college, for compensation for the use, and occupation of the edifice of the said college, and for injuries done to the fame, from the tenth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-fix, to the twentieth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, by the troops of the United States; and that the sum which may be found due to the said corporation, for damages done to

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and occupation of the said edifice, as aforefaid, be paid them out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--April 16, X. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXV.
An ACT to extend the privilege of obtaining pa-

tents for useful discoveries and inventions, to
certain persons therein mentioned, and to en..
large and define the penalties for violating the

rights of patentees. . Sec. 1. DE it enacted by the Senate and House of

D Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That all and having re

singular the rights and privileges given, inGided wo tended or provided to citizens of the United years States, respecting patents for new inventions, within discoveries, and improvements, by the act, the... Sintituled “ An act to promote the progress of entitled to the be. useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore nefit of made for that purpose,” shall be, and hereby the for- are extended and given to all aliens who at mer act. the time of petitioning in the manner pre

fcribed by the said act, shall have refided for two years within the United States, which privileges shall be obtained, used, and enjoyed, by such persons, in as full and ample manner, and under the same conditions, limitations and restrictions, as by the said act is provided and directed in the case of citizens of the

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United States. Provided always, That every Oath to person petitioning for a patent for any inven- be taken tion, art or discovery, pursuant to this act, by such shall make oath or affirmation before some resident. person duly authorized to administer oaths before such patent shall be granted, that such invention, art or discovery hath not, to the beft of his or her knowledge or belief, been known or used either in this or any foreign country, and that every patent which shall be obtained pursuant to this act, for any invention, art or discovery, which it shall afterwards appear had been known or used previous to fuch application for a patent, shall be utterly void.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That where any person hath made, or shall have made, any The legal new invention, discovery or improvement, one

"tatives of account of which a patent might, by virtue of a deceafa this or the above-mentioned act, be granted to ed invensuch person, as shall die before any patent tor may shall be granted therefor, the right of apply. Ob

patent. ing for and obtaining such patent, shall de volve on the legal representatives of such person in trust for the heirs at law of the deceafed, in cafe he shall have died intestate ; but if otherwise, then in trust for his devisees, in as full and ample manner, and under the fame conditions, limitations and restrictions, as the same was held or might have been claimed or enjoyed by such person, in his or her life time; and when application for a patent shall be made by such legal representatives, the oath or affirmation, provided in the third section of the before-mentioned act, shall be so varied as to be applicable to them.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That where Damages any patent shall be, or shall have been granted for breach pursuant to this or the above-mentioned act,

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and any person without the consent of the patentee, his or her executors, administrators or assigns first obtained in writing, shall make, devise, use, or sell the thing whereof the exclufive right is secured to the faid patentee by such patent, such person so offending, shall forfeit and pay to the said patentee, his executors, administrators or afsigns, a fum equal to three times the actual damage sustained by such patentee, his executors, administrators, or assigns, from or by reason of such offence, which sum shall and may be recovered, by action on the case founded on this and the above-mentioned act, in the circuit court of the United States, having jurisdiction thereof.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Repeal of fifth section of the above-mentioned act, intipart of tuled " An act to promote the progress of use. the form- fuvarte a

m. ful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made er act.

for that purpose,” shall be, and hereby is repealed.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

Prendent of the Senate.
APPROVED--April 17th, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXVI.
An ACT to fix the compensation of the Pay-master
General, and Asistant to the Adjutant-General.
Séc. 1. D E it enacted by the Senate and House

U of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Paymaster-General of the army of the United

States shall receive one hundred and twenty dollars per month, with the rations and forage of a Major, in full compensation for his fervices and travelling expenses, to be computed from the commencement of the time of his actual residence at the seat of government, any thing in the “ Act for the better organizing of the troops of the United States, and for other purposes," to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pay of the Assistant of the Adjutant-General, in addition to his pay and other emoluments in the line of the army, shall be forty dollars per month, which shall be in full compensa. tion for his extra services and travelling ex. penses, to be computed from the time of his entering upon actual service.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED—April 22d, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXVII. An ACT to continue in force the act, intituled

16 An act to authorize the defence of the merchant vesels of the United States against French

depredations." D E it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the act passed on the twenty-fifth day of June, one thousand se.

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