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work of bills, including paper, folding, and stitching, for fifty copies, twenty-five cents per page; for four hundred copies, one dollar and twenty-five cents per page; for the press work of tables, other than those in the regular octavo form, for six hundred copies, including as above, five doħars and fifty cents per form ; for the press work of the journals, of nine hundred copies, including as above, one dollar per page; for all other printing, in the octavo form, of six hundred copies, including as above, eighty-seven and a half cents per page; and for a larger or smaller number, in proportion. That, as soon as this resolution shall Each house to have been approved by the president of the United States, each ballot for at

printer. house shall proceed to ballot for a printer, to execute its works during the next congress ; and the person having the greatest number of votes shall be considered duly elected ; and shall give bond with

Printer to give bond, with sureties, lo the satisfaction of the secretary of the se- surelies. nate and clerk of the house of representatives, respectively, for the prompt, accurate, and neat, execution of the work ; and irr In case of case any inconvenient delay should be, at any time, experienced delay; &c. by either house, in the delivery of its work, the secretary and clerk, respectively, may be authorized to employ another printer to execute any portion of the work of the senate or house, and charge the excess, in the account of such printer, for executing such work, above what is herein allowed, to the printer guilty of such negligence and delay : Provided, That nothing Proviso; the herein contained shall preclude the choice of the same printer

may be chosen by the senate and by the house of representatives. (Approved, by the senate March 3, 1819.)

same printer

and house

[No. 7.) Resolution declaring the manner in which the vessels composing the navy of the

Uuited States shall be named. Resolved, &c. That all the ships of the navy of the United States, Ships of the now building, or hereafter to be built, shall be named by the se- named by the cretary of the navy, under the direction of the president of the secretary, &c. United States, according to the following rule, to wit: Those of Ist class, after the first class, shall be called after the states of this Union; those 2d after rivers. of the second class, after the rivers ; and those of the third class, par cities and after the principal cities and towns; taking care that no two towns. vessels in the navy shall bear the same name. [Approved, March No two of the 3, 1819.)

same name.'

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ACTS OF THE SIXTEENTH CONGRESS

OF

THE UNITED STATES :

Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the

City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 6th of December, 1819, and ended on the 15th of of May, 1820.

JAMES MONROE, President. DANIEL D. TOMPKINS, Vice Presi

dent, and President of the Senate. James BARBOUR, President of the Senate pro tempore, on the 14th of December, 1819. John GAILLARD, President of the Senate pro tempore, from the 28th of January to the 15th of May, 1820. HENRY CLAY, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Obsoleto. CHAP. 5. An act supplementary to the act, entitled " An act to regulate and fix the coinper Vol.iii.p.

sation of the clerks in the different offices," passed the twentieth of April, one thousand 1691.

eight hundred and eighteen.

. $1. Be it enacted, fc. That the authority given in the eighth Secretary, &c. may continue section of the above recited act, 10 the secretary of the treasury,

og mine to employ nine additional clerks in the office of the third audiclerks in the tor, and ihreé additional clerks in the office of the second compoffice of the third auditor, toner on me

troller of the treasury, be, and the same is hereby, continued unand three ad til the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred ditional clerks

fice of and twenty, and no longer; and that the sum necessary to carthe second ry into effect the provisions of this act, be, and the same is herecomptroller, &c.

Follet, by, appropriated, and shall be paid, out of any money in the Appropriation. treasury not otherwise appropriated. (Approved, January 14,

1820.)

be held

Vol. iii. p. . Chap. 9. An act to alter the terms of the court of the western district of Virginia. 1718. 1841. The sessions sions $ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That the sessions of the court for the

? of the court to judicial district of Virginia west of the Allegany mountain, in

stead of the times heretofore appointed, shall hereafter be holdAt Wythe. en, annually, as follows: Ai Wythe Courthouse, on the first Lewisburg. Mondays of May and October; at Lewisburg, on the second Clarksburg. Mondays of May and October ; and at Clarksburg, on the fourth

Mondays of May and October; any law to the contrary notwith

standing. Process to be 82. That all process which may have issued, or may hereafdingly. “- ter issue, returnable to the next succeeding terms, as heretofore

established, shall be held returnable, and be returned, to those

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ed, February 10, 1820.)
Chap. 11. An act to provide for obtaining accurate statements of tho foreign commerce of

the United States. $1. Be it enacted, &c. That the register of the treasury shall, The register under the direction of the secretary of the treasury, annually of thg treasu.

ry, to preparo prepare statistical accounts of the commerce of the United States statistical acwith foreign countries, for each preceding year; which accounts com

commerce of shall be laid before congress, by the secretary of the treasury, on the V. States. the first Monday in December in every year, or as soon after as To be laid be

fore congress. possible.

$ 2. That such accounts shall comprehend and state all goods, of goods, Sc. wares, and merchandise, exported from the United States to exported. other countries ; all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported of goods, & into the United States from other countries; and all navigation imported.

"of'all naviga. employed in the foreign trade of the United States; which facts uioner shall be stated according to the principles, and in the manner, in foreign hereby directed.

§ 3. That the kinds, quantities, and values, of all articles ex- Principles and ported, and the kinds, quantities, and values, of all articles im- manner of

stating the er ported, shall be distinctly stated in such accounts ; except in ports and imcases in which it may appear to the secretary of the treasury ports. chat separate statements of the species, quantities, or values, of any particular articles, would swell the annual statements without utility; and, in such cases, the kinds and total values of such articles shall be stated together, or in such classes as the secretary of the treasury may think fit.

§ 4. That the exports shall be so stated as to show the ex- Exports, &c. ports to each foreign country, and their values; and that the im- to and from

each country, ports shall be so stated as to show the imports from each foreign and values, 10 country, and their values.

be stated. $ 5. That the exports shall be so stated as to show, separate- Country of the ly, the exports of articles of the production or manufacture of exported pro

duct or manuthe United States, and their values ; and the exports of articles facture, and of the production or manufacture of foreign countries, and their values. values.

$ 6. That the navigation, employed in the foreign trade of one of the United States, shall be stated in such manner, as to show stating the the amount of the tonnage of all vessels departing from the han United States for foreign countries; and, separately, the amount of such tonnage of vessels of the United States, and the amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels; and also the foreign nations to which such foreign tonnage belongs, and the amount of such tonnage belonging to each foreign nation; and in such manner as also to show the amount of the tonnage of all vessels departing for every particular foreign country with which the United States have any considerable commerce ; and, separately, the amount of such tonnage of vessels of the United States, and the amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels ; and, in such manner, as to show the amount of the tonnage of all vessels arriving in the United States from foreign countries; and, separately, the amount of such tonnage of vessels of the United States, and the

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amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels ; and, also, the foreign nations to which such foreign tonnage belongs, and the amount of such tonnage belonging to each foreign nation; and, in such manner, as also to show the amount of the tonnage of all vessels arriying from every particular foreign country with which the United States have any considerable cominerce ; and, separately, the amount of such tonnage of vessels of the United States,

and the amount of such tonnage of foreign vessels. Manner of as $ 7. That the kinds and quantities of all imported articles free kinds and ning the from duty shall be ascertained by _entry, made upon oath or

to quantities of affirmation, by the owner, or by the consignee or agent of the Teported anim importer; or by actual examination, where the collector shall duty: think such examination necessary; and that the values of all

heir vals such articles shall be ascertained in the saine manner in which ues,

the values of imports subject to duties ad valorem are ascertain

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et inte $ 8. That the values of all imported articles subject to specivalues of arti- fic duties, shall be ascertained in the manner in which the values Tecific duties. of imports subject to duties ad valorein are ascertained. Collectors io $ 9. That The collectors shall keep separate accounts of the koep separate kinds, quantities, and values, of such parts of the imports subject the secrctary to duties ad valorem, as may be directed by the secretary of the of the treasu- treasury ry may direct.

: $ 19. That all articles exported shall be valued at their acArticles exported to be lual cost, or the values which they may truly bear, at the time valued at ac- of exportation, in the ports of the United States from which they Articles im- are exported ; and that all articles imported shall be valued at ported to be their actual cost, or the values which they may truly bear, in the qual cost.«foreign ports from which they are exported for importation into

the United States, at the time of such exportation. be delivered II. That before a clearance shall be granted for any vessel and verified, bound to a foreign place, the owners, shippers, or consignors, of on oath or affirmation the cargo on board of such vessel, shall deliver to the collector

manifests of the cargo, or the parts thereof shipped by them reManifests to spectively, and shall verify the same by oath or affirmation ; and quanilies, " such manifests shall specify the kinds and quantities of the arti

alue. cles shipped by them respectively, and the value of the total Tenor of the quaniity of each kind of articles; and such oath or affirmation oath'or 'affit. mation.

shall state that such manifest contains a full, just, and true, account of all articles laden on board of such vessels by the owners, shippers, or consignors, respectively, and that the values of such articles are truly stated, according to their actual cost, or the va

lues which they truly bear at the port and time of exportation ; Country where the car. and, before a clearance shall be granted for any such vessel, the go is to be master of every such vessel, and the owner, shippers, and consignlanded to be stated on oath ors, of the cargo, shall state, upon oath or affirmation, to the colgr affirmation. lector, the foreign place or country in which such cargo is truly inOaths, &c. in tended to be landed; and the said oaths or affirmation shall be writing taken and subscribed in writing. keep accurate $ 12. That every collector shall keep an accurate account of accounts of the national characters and tonnage of all vessels which depart

on from his district for foreign countries, and of the foreign places nage of vøs- or countries for which sych vessels depart; and, also, an accurate

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account of the national characters and tonnage of all vessels sels doparting which enter his district from foreign countries, and of the foreign and ar places or countries from which such vessels arrive. $ 13. That the several collectors shall make quarter yearly Collectors to

make quarterreturns to the register of the treasury, of all the facts and mat- ly returns to ters which they are hereby required to ascertain.

the register. 14. That the secretary of the treasury shall give such di- the treasury co rections to the collectors, and prescribe such rules and forms to give directions be observed by them, as may appear to him proper for attaining rules and the objects of this act: Provided, That such directions or rules forms. shall not be contrary to the provisions of any law of the United Co

contrary to States.

law. $15. That the forms of the annual statements hereby required Secretary of shall be determined by the secretary of the treasury, who shall to determine prescribe such forms as may be proper to exhibit the facts, here- the forms of by required to be stated, in the clearest manner, and to show the ments. actual state of commerce and navigation between the United States and foreign countries in each year. 16. That this act shall be in force from the thirtieth day of from 30th

of Act in forco September next. (Approved, February 10, 1820.)

Sept. 1820. Chap. 17. An act for the adınission of the state of Maine into the Union. Whereas, by an act of the state of Massachusetts, passed on The people of

'Maine, with the nineteenth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hun- the consent of dred and nineteen, entitled " An act relating to the separation themes

(assachuof the District of Maine from Massachusetts Proper, and forming setis, have

forned themthe same into a separate and independent state," the people of that part of Massachusetts heretofore known as the District of independent Maine, did, with the consent of the legislature of said state of sta Massachusetts, form themselves into an independent state, and did establish a constitution for the government of the same, agreeably to the provisions of said acı-Therefore, Sl. Be it enacted, fc. That, from and after the fifteenth day Maine admit

Yted into ibe of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and i wenty, Union from the state of Maine is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal Vol. iii.p. footing with the original states, in all respects whatever. (Ap-17 proved, March 3, 1820.)

Vol. ii. p. CHAP. 18. An act to continue in force for a further time the act, entitled " An act for estab

1188. lishing trading houses with the Indian tribes."

vol.iii. p.1819.

The act estab$1. Be it enacted, &c. That the act, entitled “ An act for es- lis tablishing trading houses with the Indian tribes,” passed on the houses with

the Indian second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eleven, tribes continuand which was, by subsequent acts, continued in force until the ed until Sd,

March, 1821. first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, shall Further conbe, and the same is hereby, further continued in force until the tinued until 3d

un "e June, 1822. third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and no longer. (Approved, March 4, 1820.] CHAP. 19. An act altering the place of holding the circuit and district court in the district of Ohio.

Circuit $1. Be it enacted, yc. That the circuit court in and for the court to be

te, &c.

15th March, 1820.

1772.

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