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and half cents, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.
JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United
States, and President of the Senate. Approved, January fourteenth, 1793: GEORGE WASHINGTON, President of the United States.
An Acl to provide for the Allowance of Interest on the Sum ordered to be paid by the Resolve of Congrefi, of the twenty-eighth of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, as an Indemnity to the Persons therein named.
An Acl to continue in Force for a limited Time, and to amend the Acl, intitled " An Acl providing the Means of Intercourse between the United States, and Foreign Nations.
Sec. 1. E it enacled by the Senate and
33 House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, course with That the act, intitled " An act providing the SS&E means of intercourse between the United States nu«d.
and foreign nations," which would expire at the end of the present session of Congress, be, and the same hereby is, together with this act, continued in force for the space of one year, from the passing of this act, and from thence, until the end of the session of Congress then, or next thereafter holden, and no longer.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That in all cases, where any sum or sums of money have issued, or shall hereafter issue, from the Treasury, for the purposes of intercourse or treaty, with foreign nations, in pursuance of any law, the President shall be, and he hereby is authorized to cause the same to be duly settled annually with the accounting officers of the Treasury, in manner following, that is to say; by causing the same to be accounted for, specifically, in all instances, wherein the expenditure thereof may, in his judgment, be made public; and by making a certificate or certificates, or causing the Secretary of State to make a certificate or certificates of the amount of such expenditures, as he may think it advisable not to specify; and every such certificate shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum or sums therein expressed to have been expended.
JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United
States, and President of the Senate. Approved, February ninth, 1793:
President es the United States.
An Atl regulating Foreign Coins, and for other
Purposes. . .
Sec. i. E it enaSied by the Senate and
JLJ House of Representatives of the . United States of America in Congress assembled, Rates of soThat from and after the first day of July next, foreign gold and silver coins shall pass current as money within the United States, and be a legal tender for the payment of all debts and demands, at the several and respective rates following, and not otherwise, viz. The gold coins of Great-Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven grains qf the actual weight thereof; the gold coins of France, Spain and the dominions of Spain, of their . present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty seven grains and two fifths of a grain, of the actual weight thereof. Spanish milled dollars, at the rate of one hundred cents for each dpllar, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than seventeen penny weights and seven grains; and in proportion for the parts of a dollar. Crowns of France, at the rate of one hundred and ten cents, for each crown, the actual weight whereof, shall not be less than eighteen penny weights and seventeen grains, and in proportion for the parts of a crown. But no foreign coin that may have been, or shall be issued subsequent to the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, shall be a tender, as aforesaids until samples thereof 'shall have been found, by assay, at the mint of the United States, to be conformable to the resVol. II, X
pective standards required, and proclamation thereof shall have been made by the President of the United States, •when all Sec. 2. Provided always, and be it further ccpTspa- enacled, That at the expiration of three years niih dollars next ensuing thetime when the. coinage, of gold *WC"en- and silver, agreeably to the act, intitled, "An .tier. act establishing a mint, and regulating .the coins of the United States," shall commence at the mint of the United States, (which time •shall be announced by the proclamation of the President of the United States) all foreign gold coins, and all foreign silver coins, except Spanish milled dollars and parts of such dollars, shall cease to be a legal tender, as aforesaid.
other so- Sec. ^. And be it further enacled. That all to'h" coin- -foreign gold and silver coins, (except Spanilh ,td anew, milled dollars, and parts of such dollars) which shall be received in payment for monies due to the United States, after the said time, when the coining of gold and silver coins mall begin at the mint of the United States, shall, previously to their being issued in circulation, . be coined anew, in conformity to the act, intitled "An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the United States." Alter ift of Sec. 4. And be it further enacled, That from and after the first day of July next, the a certain fifty-fifth section of the act, intitled, "An act foJei^T2 to Provide more effectually for the collection coir.,°re- of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares pealed. an(j merchandize imported into the United -States," which ascertains the rates at -which •foreign gold and silver coins shall be received ifor the duties and fees to be collected in virtue of the said act, be, and the same is hereby repealed. '. ia'^niTJ1:,oj -_d Oj ,-.;:r.:^ .:jf. J
. Sec. 5. And be it further enacled, That the Assay >>r assay, provided to be-made by the act, intitled, "An act establishing a mint, and regulating mcnce. the coins of the United States," shall commence in the manner as by the said act is prescribed, on the second Monday of February;, annually, any thing in the said act to the contrary notwithstanding.
JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representati ves. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United:
States., and President of the Senate.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, -"
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An At! relative to Claims again ft the United' States, not barred by any Acl of Limitation, and which have not been already adjusted.
Sec. 1. TjQ> E it enacled by the Senate and House
j[3 of Representatives of the' United limitation States of America in Congress assembled. That os certainall claims upon the United States, for services gainst u.s. or supplies, or for other cause! matter or thing, to lst Mar> furnished or done, previous to the fourth day IW4\ of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, whether founded upon certificates, or .other written documents from public officers, or otherwise, which have not already been barred by any act of limitation, and which shall not be presented at the treasury,