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merit, consent, approbation, and connivance, such unlawful advance or loan shall have been made, upon conviction thereof, shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, treble the value or amount of the sum or sums which have been so unlawfully advanced or lent; one fifth thereof to the use of the informer, and the residue thereof to the use of the United Slates.
$ 14. That the bills or notes of the said corporation, original- Notes of tho ly made payable, or which shall have become payable, on de- b^i.""TM" ninnd, shall be receivable in all payments to the United Stales, Repealed, unless otherwise directed by act of congress. 5«i'v'p'
$ 15. That, during the continuance of this act, and whenever The bank to required by the secretary of the treasury, the said corporation gi»» the nec«*. sliiill give the necessary facilities for transferring the public funds witLuTany"' from place to place, within the United Slates, or the territories cb»rR.'*> f"r thereof, and for distributing the same in payment of the public 'hcnfi.n"s"$ creditors, without charging commissions, or claiming allowance,th|sU- s-from on account of difference of exchange; and shall also do and per- y (e ..° p form the several and respective duties of the commissioners of i62s."of'iv. loans for the several states, or of any one or more of them, when- * 2425ever required by law.
<§. 16. That the deposites of the money of the United Slates, Depositor
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Ill places in which the said bank and branches thereof may beneystobo
established, shall be made in said bank or branches thereof, un- bl^'oriS" less the secretary of the treasury shall at any time otherwise or- branches, dec. der and direct; in which case the secretary of the treasury shall 2^"'p' immediately lay before congress, if in session, and, if not, immediately after the commencement of the next session, the reasons of such order or direction.
<5> 17. That the said corporation shall not, at any time, suspend cr°rnp^"J,on or refuse payment in gold and silver, of any of its notes, bills, or t>om suspendobligations; nor of any moneys received upon deposile in said >ngp»7.in",,» bank, or in any of its offices of discount and deposite. And if being mad. the said corporation shall, at any time, refuse or neglect to pay, ^Jh"glj,*bJjay. on demand, any bill, note, or obligation, issued by the corpora- memofintarlion, according to the contract, promise, or undertaking, therein on-jpaTcen1-9 expressed; or shall neglect or refuse to pay, on demand, any tumpcranmoneys received in said bank, or in any of its offices aforesaid, num'on deposite, to the person or persons entitled to receive the same, then, and in every such case, the holder of any such note, bill, or obligation, or the person or persons entitled to demand and v receive such moneys as aforesaid, shall, respectively, be entitled to receive and recover interest on the said bills, notes, obligations, or moneys, until the same shall be fully paid and satisfied, at the rate of twelve per centum per annum, from the time of such demand as aforesaid: Provided, That congress may, at any Proviso; contime hereafter, enact laws enforcing and regulating the recovc- f/^"^TM*7^. ry of the amount of the notes, bills, obligations, or other debts, act laws of which payment shall have been refused as aforesaid, with the jj^s§gyrate of interest above mentioned, vesting jurisdiction for that pur- amount of pose in any courts, either of law or equity, of the courts of the "*•■.'»"»■ United Slates, or territories thereof, or of the several states, as they may deem expedient.
$ 18. That if any person shall falsely make, forge, or counter- fe°/S/°2^
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the notes, &c. feit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged, or connterfeiOTyl'a'nd TM feited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making, forging, or punishable by counterfeiting, any bill or note in imitation of, or purporting to ffitodhT be> n KB or note issued by order of the president, directors, and bor.or impTM- company, of the said bank, or any order or check on the said onment and Qr corp0rati0n, or any cashier thereof; or shall falsely al
Voi.u.p.iM8. ter, or cause or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in ialsely altering, any bill or note issued by order of the president, directors, and company, of the said bank, or any order or check on the said bank or corporation, or any cashier thereof; or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish, as true, any false, forged, or counterfeited, bill or note, purporting to be a bill or note issued by order of the president, directors, and company, of the said bank, or any false, forged, or counterfeited, order or check upon the said bank or corporation, or any cashier thereof, knowing the same to be falsely forged or counterfeited ; or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish, as true, any falsely altered bill or note, issued by order of the president, directors, and company, of the said bank, or any falsely altered order or check on the said bank or corporation, or any cashier thereof, knowing the same to be Vol. iii. p. falsely altered, with intention to defraud the said corporation, or 1999" any other body politic or person; or shall sell, utter, or deliver, or cause to be sold, uttered, or delivered, any forged or counterfeit note or bill, in imitation, or purporting to be, a bill or note issued by order of the president and directors of the said bank, 'knowing the same to be false, forged, or counterfeited; every
such person shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of felony, and being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor, for not less than three years nor more than ten years, or shall be imprisoned not exceeding ten years and fined not exceeding five thousand dolProviso; state lars: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be constructed "ftheiV e<* t0 deprive tne courts of the individual states of a jurisdiction, jurisdiction, under the laws of the several states, over any offence declared
punishable by this act. imprisonment $ 19. That if any person shall make or engrave, or cause or orina Mdim^ Procure to be made or engraved, or shall have in his custody or prisonment, possession, any metallic plate, engraved after the similitude of similitude'"?1 anv P'ate from w"ich any notes or bills, issued by the said corthepiaiesof poration, shall have been printed, with intent louse such plate, Issued b/the or. \° cause or suffer the same to be used, in forging or countercorporation, feiting any of the notes or bills issued by the said corporation;
or shall have in his custody or possession any blank note or notes, bill or bills, engraved and printed after the similitude of any notes or bills issued by said corporation, with intent to use such blanks, or cause or suffer the same to be used, in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes or bills issued by the said corporation; or shall have in his custody or possession any paper adapted to the making of bank notes or bills, and similar to the paper upon which any notes or bills of the said corporation shall have been issued, with intent to use such paper, or cause or suffer the same lo be used, in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes or bills issued by the said corporation ; every such person, being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for a term not exceeding five years, or shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding five years and fined in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
§ 20. That, in consideration of the exclusive privileges and The e°rpo«benefits conferred by this act upon the said bank, the president, unu!dSwt«* directors, and company, thereof, shall pay to the United States, i,»oo,o<x>Joiis. out of the corporate funds thereof, the sum of one million and jarta«ohequaT' five hundred thousand dollars, in three equal payments; that is paymeut*. to say: five hundred thousand dollars at the expiration of two years; five hundred thousand dollars at the expiration of three years; and five hundred thousand dollars at the expiration of four years after the said bank shall be organized and commence its operations in the manner hereinbefore provided.
<$» 21. That no other bank shall be established by any future l^le°[ibba.nk law of the United States during the coutinuance of the corpora- i.«hed,&c tion hereby created, for which the faith of the United States is hereby pledged: Provided, Congress may renew existing char
r i i • i i- • I r rti i • • °, cent within
ters for banks in the district of Columbia, not increasing the ca- the district of pital thereof, and may also establish any other bank or banks in Co'""10"1said district, with capitals not exceeding, in the whole, six millions of dollars, if they shall deem it expedient. And, not with- So w'SiV standing the expiration of the term for which the said corpora-<°r Iw» yc«TM tion is created, it shall be lawful to use the corporate name, ration of its'" style, and capacity, for the purpose of suits for the final settle- charter, for the inent and liquidation of the affairs and accounts of the corpora- conoem«. tion, and for the sale and disposition of their estate, real, personal, and mixed; but not for any other purpose, or in any other manner, whatsoever, nor for a period exceeding two years after the expiration of the said term of incorporation.
§ 22. That if the subscriptions and payments to said bank shall J^*^^m not be made and completed so as to enable the same to com- mencebythe" mence its operations, or if the said bank shall not commence its 1." ¥°,n»diVin
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operations on or before the first Monday in April next, then, and congress may in that case, congress may, at any time within twelve months ^"J1 tho thereafter, declare, by law, this act null and void.
$ 23. That it shall, at all times, be lawful for a committee of of0TM^1'",. either house of congress, appointed for that purpose, to inspect ofco0gre«« the books, and to examine into the proceedings, of the corpora- ^'booSuM* tion hereby created, and to report whether the provisions of this the bank, Ate. charter have been, by the same, violated or not; and whenever Jo^nto'be-1* any committee, as aforesaid, shall find and report, or the presi- lieve the chardent of the United States shall have reason to believe, that the ^"J^"" charter has been violated, it may be lawful for congress to d*-j^8 rect, or the president to order, a scire facias to be sued out of the ^fand the circuit court of the district of Pennsylvania, in the name of the J^"^0"^^1" United States, (which shall be executed upon the president of caus©,s&cTM the corporation for the time being, at least fifteen days before the commencement of the term of said court,) calling on the said corporation to show cause wherefore the charier hereby granted The court shall not be declared forfeited ; and it shall bo lawful for the a?. exam",e' said court, upon the return of the said scire facias, to examine
charter forfeit- into the truth of the alleged violation, and if such' violation be ed'&c' made appear, then to pronounce and adjudge that the said cliarProvijo cv- ,er ,s forfeited and annulled. Provided, however, Every issue of eryiiuucof fact which may be joined between the United States and the byCjury^°tr,cd porporation aforesaid, shall be tried by jury. And it shall be lawful for the court aforesaid to require the production of such of the books of the corporation as it.may deem necessary for the fmiSable'i"' ascertainment of the controverted facts: and the final judgment the supremo of the court aforesaid shall be examinable in the supreme court of the United States, by writ of error, and may be there reversed or affirmed, according to the usages of law. [Approved, April 10, 1816.]
Chap. 46. An act providing for the settlcmement of certain accounts against the library of congress,for extending the privileges of using the books therein, and for establishing the salary of the librarian.
Accounting <§, I. Be it enacted, 8fC. That the accounting officers of the tre'^uryVin- treasury be, and they are hereby, authorised and required to inscui'lthe a"d vesl'6a,e and setlle the accounts against the library of congress, "ounts, It"" exhibited by George Watterslon, Daniel Rapine, and William Elliot; and the amount thereof, which shall be deemed equitable, shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Annual salary § 2. That there shall be allowed to the librarian for attending of looodoiis. sauj library, an annual salary of one thousand dollars, payable
to tho libra- . »' . _ . , _ 'r j
rian. quarterly, at the treasury of the United States, tocommence and
yoClu'p' ,a'te e^ect from and a^eT ,ne twenty-first day of March, one
1877.' thousand eight hundred and fifteen.
erTan7dfpcio-' $ 3- That the privilege of using the books in the library shall
matic corns be extended to the attorney general of the United States and the
"so ofthe members of the diplomatic corps, on the same terms and condi
booksinthe tions a3 it is enjoyed by the judges of the supreme court. [Ap
lu,rary- proved, April 16, 1816.]
lRRi 'i'-ioi* Chap. 49. An act further extending the lime for issuing and loca:ing military land warrants,
:5?I>.fJoi ant* ^r otaer purposes.
v^u'vTp4.8- § Be it enacted, fyc. That the secretary of war be authoriz2162,2216, ed to issue military land warrants to such persons as have or 2410.23121 shall, before the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred The secretary and eighteen, produced to him satisfactory evidence of the vaTimit7tary°a'iKiie dity of their claims; which warrants, with those heretofore iswarraju^&c. sued, and not yet satisfied, shall and may be located, in the name may bo'ioca't- of the holders or proprietors thereof, prior to the first day of OclstOcT iais0 t0Der» one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, on any unlocat&c. 'ed parts of the fifty quarter townships and the fractional quarter townships, reserved by law for original holders of military land Patents to be warrants. And patents shall be granted, for the land located granted, &c. un^et tnjs act> jn ,ne same manner as is directed by former acts
for granting military lands. *o^of $ 2- Tnat> at the expiration of the term limited by this act, for
tTMommis' 'ocol'on °f tnc mi''lary land warrants aforesaid, it shall be c°of1the the duty of the commissioner of the general land office, to trans
offireerato1*Ddi n"t -° lr,esurvey°r general a Jist of all the lots of land within the
anil to the
"fifty quaiter townships, and fractional quarter townships, which
shall at lhat lime remain unlocated; and the surveyor general surveyor genshall prepare and transmit to the registers of the land office at STlh* toil reChillicothe and Zanesville, respectively, general plats of the afore- maininc. uniosaid unlocated lots; which lots shall, after the first day of March,c,lcd' &c* one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, be offered for sale at the land offices in the districts in which they arc situated, in the same manner, on the same terms and conditions, in every respect, as other public lands are offered at private sale, in the same districts. [Approved, April 16, 1816.]
Chap. 52. An act for the relief of certain claimants to land in the district of Vi
§ 1. Be it enacted, <$ c. That the several persons whose claims Persons were confirmed by the act of congress, entitled " An act con- wenTccflfirmt firming certain claims to land in the district of Vincennes, and eJby ihe»cw for other purposes," approved the third day of March, one thous- Isot, andTs'i'h and eight hundred and seven; and the act, entitled "An act J*bmIll8l^nter confirming certain claims to land in the district of Vincennes," uieirTcVtions approved the thirteenth day of February, one thousand eight JJ^Jy^jj" hundred and thirteen ; which, having been located, cannot be nes,&c." surveyed agreeably to law, or which, having been located, have, J^","2^s in the opinion of the register of the land office, for the said dis- vol. iii.p, trict, been removed by the surveys of prior locations, from the 1661,17l?spot intended to be occupied, are hereby authorized to enter their locations with the register of the land office at Vincennes, on any^ part' of the tract set apart for that purpose in the said district, by virtue of the act, entitled " An act respecting claims Vul- »• pto lands in the Indiana territory and state of Ohio," and in con- 1022' formity to the provisions of this act. [Approved, April 16, J 816.]
Chip. 53. An act to authorize the president of the United Slates to alter the road laid out from the foot of the Rapids of the river Miami of lake Erie to the western line of tho Connecticut reserve.
<§>' 1. Be it enacted, $c. That the president of the United States The president be. and is hereby, authorized to cause to be made, in such man- 8",honiea lo ner as he may deem most proper, an alteration in the road laid teration to bo out under the authority of an act, entitled " An act to authorize ^d*,y^Ji the surveying and marking of certain roads in the stale of Ohio, under the act as contemplated by the treaty of Brownstown, in the territory TMJhori«ngi of Michigan," so that the said road may pass through the United Vol. ii. p. States' reservation at Lower Sandusky, or north thereof, not ex- I204" ceeding three miles.
$ 2. That the necessary expenses which shall be incurred in p^""^y^' altering the said road, shall be paid out of the moneys appropri- paid out of ated for the surveying of the public lands of the United States. SSJSiSf [Approved, April 16, 1S16.] &c.
Chap. 54. An act to authorize the legislature of the stato of Ohio to sell a certain part ofa tract of land, reserved for iho use of that state.
$ I. Beit enacted, <$•<;. That the legislature of the state of Ohio The lerisiashall be, and they are hereby, authorized and empowered to may°aul!cTo cause to be selected and sold, in such manner, and on such J* selected terms and conditions, as they may by law direct, any one section „"„ TM 64oec" not exceeding the quantity of six hundred and forty acres of the JrTMh*eori,n<1