Sec. 10. And be it further enacled, That it when shall and may be lawful for the clerks of the takerecogdistrict and circuit courts, in the absence, or in ">izance» & case of the disability of the judges, to take re- "* cognizances of special bail, de bene ejse, in any action depending in either of the said courts, and also the affidavits of all surveyors relative and aifida. to their reports, and to administer oaths to all veyors &c persons identifying papers found on board of vessels or elsewhere, to be used on trials in admiralty causes.

Sec. ii, And be it further enacled, That ^dhccrseact in all suits and actions in any district court of i» counsel the United States, in which ii shall appear that ^apmy, the judge of such court is, any ways, concerned in interest, or ha« been of counsel for either party, it shall be the duty of such judge on application of either party, to cause the sact their duty to be entered on the minutes of the court, and |."s^ch also to order an authenticated copy thereof, with all the proceedings in such suit or action, to be forthwith certified to the next circuit court of the district, which circuit court shall, thereupon, take cognizance thereof, in the like manner, as if it had been originally commenced in that court, and shall proceed to hear and determine the same accordingly.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacled, That Records of all the records and proceedings of the court court of

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ot appeals neretorore appointed, previous to i,e depothe adoption of the present constitution, shall siJe^k"fh be deposited in the office of the clerk of the supreme supreme court of the United States, who is courthereby authorized and directed to give copies of all such records and proceedings, to any person requiring and paying for the same, in like manner, as copies of the records and other proceedings of the said court are by law

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JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of she House of Representatives. RICHARD HENRY LEE, President prt tempore es. the Senate.

Approved, May eighth, 1792:


President of the United States.


An Ac l making Alterations in the Treasury and
War Departments.

Section 1- TTJ E it enacled by the Senate and
J3 House of Representatives of the
United States of America, in Congress assembled,
That there be an accountant to the depart-
ment of war, who shall be charged with the.
settlement of all accounts relative to the pay
of the army, the subsistence of officers, boun-
ties to soldiers, the expenses of the recruiting
service, the incidental and contingent expenses
of the department; and who shall report from
time to time, all such settlements as shall have
been made by him, For the inspection and re-
vision of the accounting officers of the treasu-
ry; and the said accountant shall also be charg-
ed with the settlement of all claims for person-
al service authorized by the act of this Con-
gress of the twenty-seventh of March last, and
of all military claims lodged in the late office
of the paymaster general and commissioner of

Accountant in the war department, bib duty.

army accounts, which are not foreclosed by the acts of limitation of the late Congress, and he shall report from time to time, all such settlements as have been made by him, for the inspection and revision of the Comptroller of the Treasury- The compensation of the said accountant mall be a yearly salary of one thou- SalaTand two hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the Duty of the Treasurer of the United States shall disburse Tfrej^"uc,& all such monies as (hall have been previously Herein, ordered for the use of the department of war by warrants from, the treasury; which disbursements mail be made pursuant to warrants, from the Secretary at War, countersigned by the accountant.

Sec. 3. And be it be further enacled, That paymaster there be a paymaster to reside near the head ^ quarters of the troops of the United States, duty.' That it shall be the duty of the said paymaster, to receive from the treasurer all the monies which shall be entrusted to him for the purpose of paying, the pay, the arrears of pay, subsistence or forage, due to the troops of the United States. That he shall receive the pay abstracts of the payma'sterS of the several regiments or corps, and compare the same with the returns or muster rolls which shall accompany the said pay abstracts. That he shall certify accurately to the commanding officer, the sums due to the respective corps, which mall have been examined as aforesaid, who shall thereon issue his warrant on the said deputypaymaster, for the payment accordingly. That copies of all reports to the commanding officer, and the warrants thereon, mall be duly transmitted to the office of the. accountant-of the war department, in order to be there .ek

amined and finally adjusted at the treasury. That the said paymaster shall give bond in the To give sum of twenty thousand dollars, with two fufboud. rkient sureties, for the faithful discharge of his duty, and he shall take an oath saithfully to exHis salary. ecute the duties of his office. That the compensation to the said paymaster mall be sixty dollars monthly, with the same rations and • forage as a major.

Assignment Sec. 4. And be it further enacled, That no of pay by a aslip-nrnent of pay made after the first day of at- 6 f J * J

ter ift June June next, by a non-comimiiioned officer or "!did.n0t private, mall be vaild.

t cts Sec. 5. And be it further enacled, That all to°nsuppiy- purchases and contracts for supplying the army ing the with provisions, clothing, supplies in the quar

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madeunder ter-maiter s department, military stores, Indian the. goods, and all other supplies or articles for the treasury, use of the department of war, be made by or under the direction «f the treasury department.

To direct Sec. 6. And be it further enacled, That the tion "of du- Secretary of the Treasury shall direct the suties, &c. perintendance of the collection of the duties on impost and tonnage as he shall judge best. That the present office of Assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury, be abolished, and that


aboiiihed& instead thereof there be an officer in the desioneT'of partment of the Treasury, to be denominated the Reve- Commiffioner of the Revenue, who shall be tutediuW" cnarged with superintending, under the direction of the head of the department, the collection of the other revenues of the United States, Hh duty. amj fjiajj execute other services, being

conformable to the constitution of the department, as shall be directed by the Secretary of the Treasury. That the compensation of the said Commissioner shall be a salary of one thou- Salarysand nine hundred dollars per annum.

Sec. 7. And be it further enaclcd, That itt „ every cale or an account or claim not finally erS, with adjusted, upon which the present Comptroller the *!"*«or the 1 realury, as Auditor, may have deci- tomey ceded, it shall be the duty of the Commissioner neralof trie Revenue, and of the Auditor of the Treasury, finally to adjust the same, and in case of disagreement between the said Commissioner and Auditor, the decision of the Attorney General shall be final.

Sec. 8. And be it farther entitled, That hi powrrof case of the death, absence from the seat of t1ie Pr*c government, or sickness of the Secretary of drathT&c. State, Secretary of the Treasury, or of* the Se- of the cretary of the War Department, or of any the three officer of either of the said departments whole departappokitment is not in the head thereof, Where- men"' by they cannot perform the duties of their said respective offices, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, in cafe be shall think it necessary, to authorize any person or persons at his discretion to perform the duties of the said respective offices until a successor be appointed, or until such absence or inability by sickness shall cease,

Sec. 9. And be it further enacled, That the Treasury forms of keeping and rendering all public ac- m^tto eounts whatsoever, shall be prescribed by the preseribe deparment of the Treasury. . keepfngaer

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Sec. 1 o. And be it further enacled^ That in •addition to the compensations allowed to the Yearly aiComptroller, Auditor, Treasurer, and Regis- IZt^vaoh ter of the Treasury, by the " act for establish- ficers of ng the salaries of the executive officers of go- Bry&Au Vol. II. P

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