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presentatives of tħe United States of Ame.. rica, in Congress assembled, That whenever any mining aftema person or persons fhall pay to a Collector of to an intruthe Revenue, the duty chargeable by law on a deed, inftrument or writing, on 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 the provisions of an act, intituled, ". An act to establish a general stamp-office,"? paffèd on the twenty-third day of April, in the year one thouland eight hundred, it Ahall 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, instrument or writing, that the fame, fo endorsed, has been produced to him, and that the faida! endorsement is, in his belief, genuine ; after which faid endorsement and certificate, and not otherwise, such 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?

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

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ties to be performed by the Surveyors of the Revenue, shall be, and the fame is hereby repealed.

THEODORE SEDGWICK, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

JAMES HILLHOUSE,

President of the Senates pro tempore. APPROVED-March 3, A. D. 18011

JOHN ADAMS, President of the United States.

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CHAPTER XĆI.
AN ACT providing for a Naval peace establish-

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

Sentatives of the United States of America,

in Congress assembled, That-the President of my caz je to the United States be, and he hereby is autho. boite de certain rized, whienever the situation of public affairs oin 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 trlonging to the navy, except the fri. gates United States, Constitution, President, Chesapeake, Philadelphia, Constellation, Congrelt, New York, Boston, 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,

Sec. 2. And be it enacted. That fix of the tained in con frigates to be retained shall be kept in constant ftant fervice. service in time of peace, and shall be officered

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and manned as the President of the United States may direct, not to exceed however two thirds of the prefent complement of seamen, and ordinary seamen; the residue of the frigates to be retained shall be laid up in convenient ports, and there thall be permanently attached to each frigate To laid up, one failing master, one boatswain, one gunner, one carpenter, and one cook, one ferjeant or corporal of marines, and eight'marines ; and to the large frigates twelve, and to the small frigates ten seamen ; the failing master shall have the general care and superintendance of the ship ; and shall generally execute such duties of a purfer 'as may be necessary,

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 parts of a rias fhall: confilt of as follows; on Sunday, four- reduction of teen ounces of

bread, one and a quarter pound the Navy. of beef, half a pound of flour, one quarter of a pound of suet; one half pint of distilled fpirits; 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 spirits; 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 fuet, 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 Ipi.

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

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Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That the President 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 fix 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 commiflioned and warrant officers, who fall be extra pay allowed to those discharged as aforesaid, shall be entitled to rewho are dis- ceive four months pay over and above what

may be due to them refpe&ively at the time of their discharge.

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.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Rea

presentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the mint shall re- To remain se main in the city of Philadelphia, until the fourth Philadelphia. day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and three.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of the mint at the city of Certain datiest Philadelphia, the duties now enjoined on the formed by the chief justice of the United States, the Secretary district judge and Comptroller of the Treasury, the Secretary Penafylvania for the department of State, and the Attorney and the comGeneral of the United States, by the eighteenth loans. section of the act, entitled, "An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the U. nited States," paffed the second day of April, one thousand feven 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 Commis. lioner of Loans for the state of Pennsylvania.

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