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dily as may be out of the coins which shaT£ have been made of the bullion for which ther monies so furnished shall have been exchanged;, rtehaisper and the said deduction of one half per cent shalt nltnte a*" constitute a fund towards defraying the expensed, &c. scs of the said mint.

Order of Sec. 15. And be H further enacled, That the delivering bullion which shall be brought as aforesaid to persons0 the mint to be coined, shall be coined, and the bringing equivalent thereof in coins rendered, if depenalty *on manded, in the order in which the said bullion giving un- shall have been brought or delivered, giving euce',"&c°.r" priority according to priority of delivery only,.

and without preference to any person or persons ; and if any preference shall be given contrary to the direction aforesaid, the officer by whom such undue preference shall be given,, shall in each case forfeit and pay one thousand dollars; to be recovered with costs of suit. And to the end that it may be known if such preference shall at any time be given, the assayer or officer to whom the said bullion shall be delivered to be coined, shall give to the person or persons bringing the same, a memorandum in writing under his hand, denoting the weight, fineness and value thereof, together with the day and order of its delivery into the mint.

Ce'mMnaeV Sec. 16. And be it further enaefed, That all tender!' the and filver coins which shall have been struck at, and issued from the said mint, shall be a lawful tender in all payments whatsoever, ♦.hose of full weight according to the respective ralues herein before declared, and those of less, than full weight at values proportional to their Respective weights.

Sec. 17. And be it further evacled, That it stiall be the duty of the respective officers of d he the said mint, carefully and saithfully to use made contheir best endeavours that all the gold 'and sil- [°TM*ble ver coins which shall be struck at the said mint standard shall be, as nearly as may be, conformable to weight», the several standards and weights aforesaid, and that the copper whereof the cents and half cents aforesaid may be composed, shall be of good quality.

Sec. 18. And the better to secure a due con- The treaformity of the said gold and silver coins to their ^v"^tre' respective standards, B,e it further enacled, That less than $ from every separate mass of standard gold or ^"cofn silver, which shall be made into coins at the to be assaysaid mint, there shall be taken, set apart by the cd, Treasurer and reserved in his custody a certain number of pieces, not less than three, and that once in every year the pieces so set apart and reserved, shall be assayed under the inspection of the Chief Justice of the United States, when and the Secretary and Comptroller of the Treasury, ^vc,'vhom, the Secretary for the Department of State, and the Attorney General of the United States (who are hereby required to attend for that purpose at the laid mint, on the last Monday in July in each year) or under the inspection of any three of them, in such manner as they or a majority of them shall direct, and in the presence of the director, assayer and chief coiner of the said mint; and if it shall be found that the gold and silver so assayed, shall not be inferior to their respective standards herein before declared more than one part in one hundred and forty four parts, the officer or officers of the said mint whom it may concern shall be held excusable; but if any greater inferiority shall appear, it shall be certified to the President of the United States, and the said officer

of officers shall be deemed disqualified to hold their respective offices.

Sec. 19. And be it further enaclcd, That if debasing any of the gold or silver coins which shall be the coins. ftruck or coined at the said mint, (hall be debased or made worse as to the proportion of fine gold or fine silver therein contained, or shall be of less weight or value than the same ought to be pursuant to the directions of this act, through the desault or with the connivance of any of the officers or persons who shall be employed at the said mint, for the purpose of profit or gain, or otherwise with a fraudulent intent, and if any of the said officers or persons shall embezzle any of the metals which shall at any time be committed to their charge for the purpose of being coined, or any of the coins which mail be struck or coined at the said mint, every such officer or person who shalt commit any or either of the said offences, shall be deemed guilty of felony, and shall suffer death. M'»rev of Sec. 20. And be it further enabled, That the aceount to nioiiey of account of the United States shall be sedmdoi, -expressed in dollars or units, disinesor tenths, lais, &c. cents or hundredths, and milles or thousandths, . a disme being the tenth part of a dollar, a cent the hundredth part of a dollar, a mille the thousandth part of a dollar, and that all accounts in the public offices and all proceedings in the courts of the United States shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President cf the United

States and P.resident of the Senate.
Approveii- April the second, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of the United States.

CHAPTER XVII.

An Acl supplementary to the Acl for the eflablishment and Support of Light-Houses, Beacons, Buovs, and Public Piers.

Sec. i. E it enacled by the Senate and Expenses

JO House of Representatives of the *^cb^c^' United States of America in Congress assembled, borne till That all expenses which shall accrue from the July first day of July next, inclusively, for the necessary support, maintenance, and repairs of all light-houses, beacons, buoys, the stakeage of channels, on the sea coast, and public piers, shall continue to te defrayed by the United States, until the first day of July, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, notwithstanding such light-houses, beacons, or public piers, with the lands and tenements thereunto belonging, and the jurisdiction of the same, shall not in the mean time be ceded to, or vested in the United States, by the state or states respectively, in which the same may be, and that the said time be further allowed, to the states respectively to make such cession.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the Float!ng Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to beacons to cause to be provided, erected, and placed, a be ^aHessleating beacon, and as many buoys, as may ton harbor' be necessary for the security of navigation, at, p°akLb"y?" and near the entrance of the harbor of Charleston, in the state of South-Carolina. And also to have affixed three sloating beacons in the bay of Chesapeak; one at the north end of "Willoughby's Spit, another at the tail of the

Horse-Shoe; and the third on the shoalest place of the middle ground.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker

of the House of Representative;. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

StaiesHand Prcs.dent cf the Senate.
Approved, April twelfth, 1732:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of the United States.

CHAPTER XVIII.

An Aci to creel a Light-House on Idontok Point in the State of New-Tork.

BE it enacled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Ameri«rt»inCn ca-> m Congress assembled, That as soon as the conditions jurisdiction of such land on Montok point in onMontok tne ftate of New-York, as the President of the point in United States shall deem sufficient and most New-York, proper for the convenience and accommodation of a light-house shall have been ceded to the United States, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide by contract, which shall be approved by the President of the United States, for building a light-house thereon, and for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies, and also to agree for the salaries or wages of the person or persons who may be appointed by the President for the superintendance and care of the same; and the President is hereby authorized to make the said appointments. That the number and disposi

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