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treasury, in consequence of balances which have been found due from individuals, retailing to transactions prior to the present government of the United States; the surplus, not heretofore appropriated, of the duties on imports and tonnage, which accrued to the end of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety one. Additional Sec. 2. And be it further enacled. That sq ^onsT>"3" much of the aforesaid surplus of the duties on "pPl" of imports and tonnage, which accrued to the nother reg. end of the year one thousand seven hundred to military anj ninety one, as may be necessary, shall be

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jnent. and Is hereby appropriated, in addition to the provision heretofore made, towards defraying the expenses, which shall have been incurred in the execution of the act for raising and adding another regiment to the military establishment of the United States, and for making sarther provision for the protection of the frontiers, within the limits of the sum of three hundred and twelve thousand,, six hundred and eighty six dollars, and twenty cents thereby authorized ; and towards reimbursing any sums, which may have been borrowed, or advances of money which may have been obtained for that purpose. For inter- Sec. 3. And be it further entitled, That a fcrdgVna- sum of fifty thousand dollars in addition to the tions. provision heretofore made be apprqpriated to.

defray any expense which may be incurred in relation to the intercourse between the United States and foreign nations, to be paid out of any monies,, which may be in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, and to be applied unPrcfident der the direction of the President of the Unirow !' -<,o ted States, who, if necessary, is authorized to Jok.' borrow, on the. credit of the United States,

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jthe said sum of fifty thousand dollars;, an ac? count of the. expenditure whereof as soon as niay be* shall be laid before Congress.

JONATHAN TRUMBUEL, Speaker of the House of Representatives. RICHARD HENRY LEE, President pro tempore, of the Senate. Approved, May eighth, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,,
Presdent of the United States.

CHAPTER XLII.

An-Ac! respecting the Government of the. Territories of the. United S,ta/es. North Weft, and,. South of the River Ohio.

Sec. 1. T) E it enacled by the Senate dnd

JL^- House of Representatives of the jLan.s of United States of America in Congress assembled% N. WestThat the laws of the territory north-west qf;crn£TMtQ* the river Ohio, that have been or herea/ter be pubiid,. may be enacted by the governor and; judges bwe/'&cs thereof, shall be printed under the direction, of the Secretary of State, and two hundred copies thereof, together-with ten sets of the laws, of the United; States, shall be delivered to the said governor and judges, to be distributed among the inhabitants for their information^ and that, a like number of the laws of the United States shall be delivered to the governor and judges of the territory south-west of. {he river Ohio.

power of Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the *°T^n°r Sovernor and judges of the territory north hereinf* west of the river Ohio shall be, and hereby are authorized to repeal their laws by them made, whensoever the same may be found to be improper.

Power of Sec. 3. And be it further enacled, That the thcsecreta- official duties of the secretaries of the said territories (hall be under the controul of such laws, as are or may be in force in the said territories.

one fu- Sec. 4. And be it further enacled, That any nidge may one of the supreme or superior judges of the hold court, territories, in the absence of the other

judges, shall be and hereby is authorized to

hold a court.

whombyro Sec' 5' And be %t surther enacled, That the vided. pr° Secretary of Sate provide proper seals for the

several and respective public offices in the said

territories.

Their limitation act disapproved.

Certain expenses allowed to John C. Symmes, &c.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacled, That the limitation act, passed by the governor and judges of the said territory, the twenty-eight day of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, be and hereby is disapproved.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacled, That the expenses incurred by John Cleves Symmes and George Turner, two of the judges of the said territory, in sending an express, and in purchasing a boat to go the circuit, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety, (hall be liquidated by the officers of the treasury, and paid out of the treasury of the United

States.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives. RICHARD HENRY LEE, President pro tempore of the Senate. Approved, May eighth, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of the United States.

CHAPTER XL1II.

An Acl to compensate the Services of the late Colonel George Gibson.

(PRIVATE.)

CHAPTER XLIV.

An Acl concerning the Claim of fohn Brawn Cutting againsl the United States. ( PRIVATE.)

RESOLVED, -by the ^Senate and'House J>f. Representatives of the United States bf America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of she Treasury cause to'be provided,.for the use of the several collectors in the United States,(printed clearances, on the back whereof shall be a printed account of the methods, which have been found to answer for obtaining fresli, from salt-water, and of constructing extempore stills, of suchi implements, as are generally on board of every vessel, with a recommendation, in all cases, where they shall have occasion to resort to this expedient for obtaining water, to publish the result of their trial in some > gazette, on their return to the United States, or to communicate it for publication, to the office of the Secretary of State,< in order that others may, by their success, be encouraged to make similar trials, and be benefited by any improvements or new ideas,< which may occur to them in practice.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker 'of the House of Representatives. RICHARD HENRY LEE, President, fro

tempore of the' Senate: Approved, May eighth, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of the United States'.

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