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rate of eight dollars per day during the time of actual service of such commissioner.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the fum aforesaid shall be paid out of any monies in the Treasury of the United States, 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—May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LXIII.
An ACT directing the payment of a detachment

of the militia under the command of major Tho-
mas Johnson, in the year one thousand seven
hundred and ninety-four.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of Rea

presentatives of the United States of Ameri. ca, in Congress asembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby authorized, to settle the accounts of the militia, who served on an expedition commanded by major Thomas Johnson against the Indians, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, and that the same be paid 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-May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States,

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CHAPTER LXIV. An ACT to retain a further sum on drawbacks, for the expenses incident to the allowance and payment thereof, and in lieu of Stamp duties on

debentures. Sec. 1.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the thirtieth day of June next, two and one-half per centum on the amount of all drawbacks, allowed or to be allowed by law, upon and for the re-exportation from the United States of goods, wares, or merchandizes imported thereinto, shall be retained for the use of the United States, by the collectors paying such drawbacks respectively; and in addition to the sum of one and one quarter per centum heretofore directed by law to be fo retained.

Sec. 2. And be it further enafled, That in case of the re-exportation from the United States of goods, wares, and merchandizes, imported thereinto in foreign ships or vessels, no part of the additional duty imposed by law on such goods, wares, and merchandizes, on account of their importation in such ships or vessels, shall be allowed to be drawback; but that the whole of the said additional duty shall be retained in manner aforesaid, in addition to the rate per centum by this and former acts directed to be retained. THEODORE SEDGWICK,

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

President of the Senate,
APPROVED-May 13, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

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An ACT to authorize certain expenditures, and

to make certain appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Se- Allow. cretary of the Senate, and the Clerk of the House ance to of Representatives, respectively, shall have allowed to them, in the settlement of their ac- the Secounts with the Treasury Department, the ex- nate and penses by them respectively incurred, pursuant Clerk of to the directions of the joint committee of the two Houses, in the various measures adopted by the said committee for doing honor to the memory of George Washington, late President of the United States; and that a fum not exceeding three thousand two hundred dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated for defraying the said expenses.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall be, and Presents hereby is authorized and empowered to cause to the to be given, during the present year, to the Indians. Choctaw nation of Indians, such presents not exceeding the value of two thousand dollars, as he shall judge most suitable; and that the sum of two thousand dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated for that purpose.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall be, and Reinhereby is authorized and empowered to cause burleto be expended a sum not exceeding five thou- advances fand dollars, for the reimbursement of such rea- for claims fonable advances of money as have heretofore to capturbeen, or before the first day of September next

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in making and supporting the claims of Ame. rican citizens for captured property, before the tribunals of foreign countries; and that the sum of five thousand dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated for that purpose.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Various sum of forty-four thousand dollars shall be, and appropri- hereby is appropriated for defraying the ex

pense that has been, or during the present year may be incurred by the payınent of costs, in prize causes, before the court of admiralty and court of appeals in England.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the expense incident to the visits of Indians to the seat of government, the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That for defraying, during the present year, the additional compensations granted in the present session to the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Reprefentatives, and to the clerks in their respective offices, the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That for de fraying the expenses incident, during the present year, to the establishment of the general stamp-office, including the salary of the super. intendant of stamps, clerk hire, office rent, and all contingent expenses, the sum of four thoufand dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That for de fraying, during the present year, the expense incident to the establishment of the government of the Indiana Territory, including the salary of the governor, judges and secretary, and all

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contingent expenses, the sum of four thoufand Various dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated. approprio

Sec. g. And be it further enacted, T'hat for de-ations. fraying the expense incident to the exploring of copper mines on Lake Superior, the sum of one thoufand five hundred dollars shall be and hereby is appropriated.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That there be appropriated for the present year, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, to be applied to the fortification of the ports and harbours of the United States, in aid of the sums heretofore appropriated for that purpose and remaining unexpended.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid appropriations shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury of the United States 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--May 13th, A. D. 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

al duties

CHAPTER LXVI.
An ACT to lay additional duties on certain articles

imported. Sec. I.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Additione
Representatives of the United States

on sugar,
of America, in Congress assembled, That from and molalies
after the thirtieth day of June next, the follow- and such
ing duties, in addition to thofe now in force, articles as
and payable on the several articles herein after have paid
enumerated, shall be laid, levied, and collected
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