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zing an person or persons whomsoever, upon vellum, instruparchment, or paper not stamped or marked ment not according to law, or upon vellum, parchment, stamped or paper, stamped or 'marked at a lower rate or impro

perly of duty than is by law required for such deed,

stamped. instrument, or writing; then, and in every such case, it shall be lawful for the person or perfons holding such deed, instrument, or writing, within twelve calendar months after the time of giving notice as aforesaid, or within fix calendar months after the execution of fuch deed, instrument, or writing, to pay to the collector of the revenue within whose collection district such person or persons shall refide, the duty chargeable by law on such deed, instrument, or writing, together with ten dollars in addition to such duty, which duty and additional fum of ten dollars, such collector is hereby authorized and required to receive, and without fee or reward to endorse a receipt therefor under his hand and seal, upon some part of such deed, instrument or writing, which deed, instrument or writing so endorsed, it shall then be lawful for such person or persons to produce to the surveyor of the revenue within whose affefiment diftrict such person or persons shall reside, which furveyor thereupon shall certify under his hand and feal, and upon some part of the said deed, instrument or writing, that the same so endorsed as aforesaid has been produced to him, and that the said endorsement is in his belief genuine ; after which faid endorsement and certificate, and not otherwise, fuch deed, instrument or writing, shall be to all intents and purposes as valid and available, as if the same had been or were stamped, counter-stampVOL. V.

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ed, or marked as by law required, any thing in any act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That every Duty of collector of the revenue shall keep a separate the Col- account of all monies, by him received in

manner last aforefaid, and shall at such times veyors of as the Secretary of the Treasury shall direct, the reve- transmit the said account together with such nue here- monies, and a memorandum of all receipts by

him endorsed in manner aforesaid, to the supervisor of the district, or the inspector of the survey, as the case may be ; and that every surveyor of the revenue shall, at such time as the Secretary of the Treasury shall direct, transmit to the said supervisor or inspector, as the case may be, a true copy of all certificates given by him as aforesaid, and of the receipts respectively certified, and thereupon such surveyor shall be entitled to receive from the fupervisor or inspector fifty cents for every such certificate by him signed as aforesaid.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That if any Penalty person, with intent to defraud the United on forg- States of any sum of monies directed to be ing or at paid by this act, or of any of the duties or duceipts or ty laid by the act, entitled “ An act laying

duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and cates di- paper,” shall counterfeit or forge, or cause or the sixth procure to be counterfeited or forged, any of

the certificates, receipts or endorsements, provided for and directed by the fixth section of this act, or shall utter, pass away, vend or of fer in evidence, in any court of justice, any such forged or counterfeit receipt, certificate. or endorsement, knowing the fame to be forged or counterfeit, then every such person lo offending, and being thereof convicted in due form of law, shall be adjudged guilty of.a

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misdemeanor, and shall be subject to be fined in any fum not exceeding one thousand dollars, and to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding seven years.

Sec. 9. And for the convenience of those persons who may be inclined to have their own vel. Mode of lum, parchment, and paper stamped or marked, procuring Be it further enačled, That when any person or the blank persons shall deposit any vellum, parchment, or vellum, paper, at the office of any supervisor, accompa. &c. of innying the same with a list, which shall specify the number and denomination of the stamps or marks which are to be thereto affixed, it shall be the duty of the said supervisor to transmit the fame to the stamp-office at the seat of government, where such paper, parchment and vellum shall be properly marked or stamped, and forthwith sent back to the said supervisor, who shall thereupon collect the duties and deliver the vellum, parchment, and paper, pursuant to the order of the person from whom it was received.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That all vellum, parchment, and paper, to be stamped or Vellun), marked at the said office, shall, before it is de- &c. to be livered for sale, use, or distribution, be carried counterfrom the said office to the office of the commif

stamped. fioner of the revenue, and be there counterstamped or marked, under the direction of the said commissioner, and in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury shall devise and direct; and after being fo counter-stamped or marked, shall be returned to the office of the superinten. dant of stamps, to be by him distributed accord. ing to the true intent and meaning of this act, of all which vellum, parchment, and paper,

fo sent to be counter-stamped or marked, and so returned to the office of the superintendant aforesaid, an account shall be kept by the com,

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millioner of the revenue, and from time to time returned to the proper officers of the Treasury Department.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That if any Penalty person or persons, with intent to defraud the on tərging United States of any of the duties or duty laid stamps, by the act, entitled “ An act laying duties on

stamped vellum, parchment, and paper,” or by any actor acts foramending the same, shall counterfeit or forge, or fhall cause or procure to be counterfeited or forged, or shall knowingly or wilfully aid or assist in counterfeiting or forging any stamp, counter-stamp, or mark, which shall be provided or made in pursuance of this act, or shall counterfeit or resemble, or shall knowingly and wilfully aid or affift in counterfeiting or resembling, or shall cause to be counterfeited or resembled, theimpression of any such stamp, counter-stamp or mark, upon any rellum, parchment, or paper, or shall knowingly or wilfully utter, vend, or sell, or offer in evidence in any court of justice any vellum, parchment, or paper, with such counterfeit mark or impression thereon, or shall privately or fraudulently use any stamp, counter-stamp or mark directed or allowed to be used by this act, then every such person fo offending, and being thereof convicted in due form of law, shall be ad. judged guilty of a misdemeanor, and be subject to be fined in any fum not exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprisoned for any time not exceeding seven years.

THÉODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate.
APPROVED--April 23d, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS, President of the United States.

CHAPTER XXXII.

Sec. I.

An ACT to aiter and to establish fundry post roads.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House

of Representatives of the United States Discontiof America, in Congress assembled, That the fol- nuance of lowing post roads be discontinued, viz. From

certain

poft roads. Washington, to Petersburg, in Georgia:-From Augusta, by Robinson's, at the White Ponds, and Gillet's Mills, to Coolavhatchie :-From Charlotte, by Lincolnton, to Statesville, NorthCarolina:- From Chester Court House to Spar. tan Court House :--From Fayetteville, by Lumberton, to Cheraw Court House :-From Moffat's store to Danville: From Culpepper Court House, to Orange Court House :--From Lee burg, to Fauquier Court House :-From Tappahannock, by Richmond Court House, and Westmoreland Court House, to Kinsale: From Prince Edward Court House, to Lynchburg: From Easton, by New-Market, to Vienna :From Allensíresh, by Hce's ferry, to Port Conway :-From Bladensburgh to Upper Marlbo. rough:-From Harrisburg, by Petersburg, Miliers-town, Thompson-town, Miffin-town, Lewis-town, Huntingdon, Alexandria, Center-furnace, Bellefont, Milesburg, Aaronsburg, Mif. fliníburg, Lewisburg, Northumberland and Sunbury, to Harrisburg :-From Easton, to Suílex Court House:- From New Brunswick to NewGermantown: From Washington, in Pennsylvania, to Wheeling, in Virginia :-From Old Fort Schuyler, by Cincinnatus, to Oxford : From Vergennes, to Bafonharbour, to Flattsburg :--- From Rome, to Rotterdam :--From Boston, by Taunton, to New-Bedford :-From Camden, by Lancaster, South-Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina,and Lincolnton, toStatel

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