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A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

Statutes at Large, 3rd Congress, 1st Session, Pages 341 through 402


Public Acts of the Third Congress, Session I

View page 341
January 13, 1794 ~ March 3, 1794
Alteration in Flag of United States.
Statute I.
Duty of Treasurer of the mint herein.
Act of April 2, 1792, ch. 16.
Assay.
Assayer and chief coiner to give bond, &c.
Part of certain act repealed.
1792, ch. 16


View page 342
March 7, 1794 ~ March 14, 1794
Statute I.
Remission of tonnage duty to certain French vessels.
On what proof.
Statute I.
Specific appropriations for support of government for 1794
View page 343
March 14, 1794
Specific appropriations for support of government for 1794
View page 344
March 14, 1794
Specific appropriations for support of government for 1794.
1793, ch. 14.
1792, ch. 26
View page 345
March 20, 1794
1790, ch. 34.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Act of July 1, 1790, ch. 22.
Additional appropriations to support intercourse between United States and foreign nations. 1796, ch. 41.
Certain acts continued in force.
1790, ch. 22.
Act of Feb. 9, 1793, ch. 4.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
President of United States authorized to borrow $1,000,000.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Certain ports and harbors to be fortified
View page 346
March 21, 1794
Act of May 9, 1794, authorizes the fortification of the city of Annapolis.
President of U. S. may employ, as garrisons, troops on military establishment.
Cause cannon to be purchased.
And receive cessions of certain lands.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Specific appropriations for military establishment for 1794
View page 347
March 22, 1794
Out of what funds payable.
1790, ch. 34.
Statute I.
Forfeiture of ship, &c. concerned in slave trade
View page 348
March 22, 1794
No vessels to be built or fitted out to carry on the slave trade
View page 349
March 22, 1794
1800, ch. 51.
Forfeiture on persons aiding or abetting contrary to this act.
In what cases owners of foreign vessels shall give bond.
Forfeiture for receiving persons on board to be sold as slaves
View page 350
March 27, 1794
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
President of the U. States to provide four ships of 44 guns, and two ships of 36 guns each.
How officered.
How manned.
President of United States may purchase a force not exceeding that directed by this act
View page 351
March 27, 1794
Pay and subsistence.
Pay to petty officers to be fixed by the President.
Not to exceed certain sum.
Component parts of ration.
When proceedings under this act shall ceases.
Statute I.
Allowance to General La Fayette
View page 352
April 2, 1794 ~ April 3, 1794
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Arsenals &c. to be established.
1798, ch. 38.
1803, ch. 32, sec. 5.
And at each arsenal, an armoury.
Superintendent of military stores.
His compensation, And by whom appointed.
Appropriation for carrying this act into effect.
Annual account of expense of armouries to be laid before the legislature.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Actions pending in district court of New Hampshire removed to next circuit court
View page 353
April 3, 1794 ~ April 5, 1794 ~ April 21, 1794
Claims to invalid pensions in N. Hampshire transferred to district attorney.
1793, ch. 17.
Limitation of this act.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
President of United States in certain cases authorized to alter place for holding a session of Congress.
1799, ch. 12.
Statute I.
Secretary of Treasury to place buoys off certain harbors.
Appropriation therefor.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Limitation of claims of renewal of certain certificates
View page 354
May 8, 1794
Proceedings to be had for establishing claims.
By whom and how long to be received.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Establishment of Post Roads after first June next.
1799, ch. 43.
1810, ch. 37
View page 355
May 8, 1794
Establishment of Post Roads after first June next
View page 356
May 8, 1794
Establishment of Post Roads after first June next
View page 357
May 8, 1794
Establishment of Post-roads after first June next.
Certain road in Kentucky how long to continue.
Postmaster General may provide for carrying mail on certain roads.
And enter into contract not exceeding eight years for extending line of posts.
General Post Office at seat of government.
Postmaster General, his powers
View page 358
May 8, 1794
To settle accounts quarterly, with the Secretary of the Treasury, and with persons employed by him.
To take oath.
Penalty on obstructing the mail and negligence of ferrymen.
Postmaster General to give notice previous to making contract for carrying the mail, and lodge the contract in Comptroller's office.
Deputy Postmaster to keep an office.
Allowance to Postmaster General and his assistant
View page 359
May 8, 1794
Rates of postage.
Rates of letters passing by sea.
Penalty on demanding or receiving beyond stipulated postage.
Duty of masters of vessels previous to making report, &c.
Duty of collectors herein.
Of Postmasters on receipt of foreign letters
View page 360
May 8, 1794
Penalty on persons offending against this act.
Deputies to account with Postmaster General for way-letters.
On detaining or secreting letters
View page 361
May 8, 1794
Penalty on detaining or secreting letters.
On persons robbing the mail.
Deputies to publish every three months a list of letters then on hand, &c.
Certain letters to be conveyed free of postage
View page 362
May 8, 1794
Penalty on counterfeiting the franking of letters.
Privilege of newspaper printers.
Newspapers how to be put up for the mail.
Postmaster General and deputies to keep separate accounts of them.
Fine on enclosing letters, &c. in newspapers.
On embezzling newspapers.
Postmaster General may permit contractors to carry newspapers
View page 363
May 8, 1794
And allow commission to deputies.
Not to exceed 20 per cent. except at port where packets arrive, and at Burlington on Lake Champlain.
Allowance to certain deputies who rise in the night.
Not to exceed $1,800 per annum.
Except deputy postmasters at Philadelphia and New York.
Allowance of stationery, &c.
Extra allowance to postmaster of Philadelphia
View page 364
May 8, 1794
Postmaster general to prosecute deputies neglecting to settle, and
View page 365
May 8, 1794
Penalty on his neglect thereof.
Appropriation of penalties, &c.
Postmaster General to make provision for the conveyance of letters by sea
View page 366
May 9, 1794
Postmasters &c. exempt from militia duty.
Letter carriers may receive two cents for each letter.
When this act shall be in force.
Statute I.
[Repealed.]
Troops to be raised for three years.
1802, ch. 9.
How incorporated with the corps of artillery.
To be denominated corps of artilleries and engineers.
Organizations.
Pay and allowance.
Secretary at War to provide books and apparatus
View page 367
May 9, 1794
President how to employ and corps.
Statute I.
Act of March 20, 1794, ch. 9.
Harbor of Annapolis to be fortified and garrisoned.
On what condition.
Statute I.
[Expired.]
President of the U. States to require of the states 80,000 effective militia.
Apportionment.
How officered.
President may accept certain corps as volunteers.
Time of service
View page 368
May 13, 1794 ~ May 19, 1794
Pay and allowance.
President to cause the whole of the militia to be armed, &c.
Limitation of this act.
Statute I.
Lighthouse on Cape Hatteras, how, by whom, and on what condition to be built.
President to appoint superintendent.
Lighted beacon on Shell Castle island, by whom and on what condition to be built.
Appropriation therefor.
Statute I.
Secretary of Treasury to contract for building lighthouse on the island of Seguin with appropriation of the President
View page 369
May 19, 1794 ~ May 22, 1794
President to appoint superintendent.
Appropriation therefor.
Secretary of Treasury to cause beacon, &c. to be placed at St. Mary's river, &c.
Statute I.
Act of Sept. 24, 1789, ch. 20.
When circuit court may be adjourned by district judge or marshal.. Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Exportation of arms and ammunition prohibited for one year.
1795, ch. 53.
1797, ch. 2.
Forfeiture on landing any of the said articles with intent to export them, &c
View page 370
May 30, 1794
Vessel exporting said articles liable to forfeiture, &c.
Duty of custom-house officers herein.
1790, ch. 35.
Importation of brass cannon, muskets, &c. for two years free of duty.
Statute I.
[Expired.]
Act for relief of persons imprisoned for debt, continued for two years.
Act of May 5, 1792, ch. 29.
Repealed 1796, ch. 38.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Congress to meet first Monday in Nov. next.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Domestic debt, term for subscribing extended to 31st Dec. 1794.
1793, ch. 26.
1795, ch. 13
View page 371
May 31, 1794
1790, ch. 34.
On what terms.
Provision for non-subscribing creditors.
1790, ch. 34.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Allowance of interest on balance due to certain states, &c.
1790, ch. 38.
When and how to be paid.
1790, ch. 38.
Out of what funds payable
View page 372
June 4, 1794
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
President of United States to pay second instalment to the Bank out of foreign loans.
Annual period for payment of each instalment.
Appropriation for paying interest on said loan.
Statute I.
[Expired.]
President authorized to lay embargoes, &c.
Resolution of March 26, 1794, p. 400, post.
Limitation of this act.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Further time allowed for benefit of drawback on goods exported.
Further time allowed on certain bonds now unpaid
View page 373
June 4, 1794 ~ June 5, 1794
When new bonds shall be given.
Evidence required for payment of drawback.
Proviso.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Collector of Pennsylvania to take certain bonds for teas imported in ship Argonaut.
Under what condition may permit said teas to be exported.
And coffee, &c. saved out of snow Freelove.
Statute I.
[Repealed.]
April 6, 1802, Specific duties on carriages
View page 374
June 5, 1794
To be levied and collected by supervisors and inspectors.
Duty of persons keeping carriages.
Of supervisors.
Duty of supervisors.
Forfeiture on neglecting to pay duties herein.
When duties may be paid at usual place of abade.
Upon what conditions
View page 375
June 5, 1794
Duty of persons electing to pay at usual place of abode.
In default thereof how said duties may be sued for.
Persons neglecting to notify carriage, &c.
How to be proceeded against.
Privilege of persons electing to pay at usual place of abode.
Power of supervisors herein.
Penalty on swearing or affirming falsely.
Fines and forfeitures in pursuance of this act, how disposed of, and duties sued for and recovered.
Limitation of this act
View page 376
June 5, 1794
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
President of U. S. may cause ten vessels to be built.
How to be fitted out, manned, &c.
Pay and subsistence.
President to appoint the officers, &c.
Appropriation therefor.
President authorized to borrow $80,000.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Commissioners of loans, certain allowance in settlement of their accounts.
Specific appropriation therefor.
Statute I.
Repealed by Act of April 6, 1802.
Certain persons declared to be retail dealers in wines
View page 377
June 5, 1794
Ceratin persons declared to be retail dealers in foreign distilled spirits.
Retail dealers in wines, &c. to obtain licenses on 30th Sept. next.
Forfeiture on neglect thereof.
Licenses by whom granted.
How designated and signed, and to whom issued
View page 378
June 5, 1794
Supervisors to furnish officers of inspection with blank licenses.
By whom the same shall be countersigned and issued.
Duties herein under whose direction to be received, &c.
Fines, &c. how sued for and recovered.
President of the U. States to compensate officers of inspection.
Not exceeding two and a half per cent. &c.
Limitation of this act.
Continued 1795, ch. 45.
Statute I.
Repealed by Act of April 6, 1802, ch. 19.
Certain powers to President of the U. States as to collection of duties on distilled spirits, &c
View page 379
June 5, 1794
And appointment of supervisors, &c.
Spirits distilled in stills not entered liable to seizure.
Drawback not to be allowed on less than 150 gallons.
On what condition certain spirits may be imported.
Before sale of emptied casks marks to be defaced.
Forfeiture on neglect thereof. In what manner stills shall be entered.
1792, ch. 32.
1791, ch. 15.
Forfeiture on counterfeiting certificate or marks of casks, &c
View page 380
June 5, 1794
When owners of still shall make oath.
What courts to take cognizance of certain actions.
Proceedings in case of non-existence of office of inspection.
1792, ch. 32.
And power of the President herein.
Duty of rectifiers of low wines, &c.
Under what penalty for neglect thereof.Supervisors &c. may appoint deputies.
President of the U. States to make additional allowance to inspectors, &c. subsequent to June next.
Supervisors and inspectors prohibited from trading in certain merchandise after first of October next.
Under what penalty.
Privilege to proprietors of certain stills
View page 381
June 5, 1794
How collector may demand duties on stills.
1791, ch. 15.
And certain fines, &c. may be mitigated or remitted.
1790, ch. 12.
How state judicial courts may obtain mitigation of fines, &c.
Provisions of certain act extended for recovery of penalties, &c. under this.
1791, ch. 15.
1792, ch. 32.
Statute I.
Act of April 30, 1790, ch. 9.
Act of April 24, 1800, ch. 35
View page 382
June 5, 1794
Repealed by Act of April 20, 1818, ch. 53.
Punishment on persons accepting certain commissions
View page 383
June 5, 1794
On enlisting, &c. to go beyond jurisdiction of United States.
Proviso.
Punishment on fitting out ships of war or issuing certain commissioners.
1797, ch. 1.
On increasing or augmenting force of any ship, &c
View page 384
June 5, 1794
Punishment of persons setting on foot certain expeditions.
District courts to take cognizance of certain captures.
Power of the President of the United States herein.
Prosecution of treason not to be impaired.
Continued by act of 1800, ch. 35.
Statute I.
Act of March 3, 1795, ch. 43
View page 385
June 5, 1794
Duties on snuff after 30th September.
On refined sugars.
By whom collected.
1791, ch. 15.
Duty of manufacturers of snuff herein.
Forfeiture on neglect thereof.
Duty of sugar refiners
View page 386
June 5, 1794
Duty of sugar refiners.
Forfeiture on neglect thereof.
Manufacturers of snuff annually to make oath, &c.
Of quantity manufactured.
Refiners of sugar to make oath annually, &c.
Persons swearing falsely deemed guilty of wilful perjury.
Manufacturers of snuff and refiners of sugar when to report engines, &c.
Forfeiture of snuff and sugar on neglecting to pay duties
View page 387
June 5, 1794
How the duties may be paid.
Duties on imported snuff, tobacco and refined sugar.
By whom collected.
After 31st December how and in what vessels refined sugar shall be imported.
After 30th September no drawback allowed on manufactured or refined sugar imported.
Allowance on said articles exported.
Notice to be given by exporters
View page 388
June 5, 1794
To officers of inspection.
Under what restrictions said allowance to be maid.
When said allowance shall be paid.
Duty of exporters herein
View page 389
June 5, 1794
Forfeiture on neglect thereof.
Bonds to be given, how discharged.
Proceedings to be had for discharging bonds.
Proviso.
When and in what manner snuff and sugar may be exported directly, &c.
Distribution of penalties, &c. under this act
View page 390
June 7, 1794
Limitation of this act. Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Allowance to widows and orphans of officers dying in service.
1792, ch. 9.
1802, ch. 9, sec. 14, 15.
Army how paid in future.
President of United States may increase rations of certain troops.
Statute I.
Statute I.
Remission of certain duties to Jabez Rogers.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
1795, ch. 45
View page 391
June 7, 1794
Additional duties on certain articles imported in vessels of United States after 30th June inst.
Duties five per cent. ad valorem.
4th section of certain act continued to 1st January 1797.
1792, ch. 27
View page 392
June 7, 1794
Additional duty on said articles brought in foreign vessels.
When duties on goods, wares &c. shall be returned.
1800, ch. 64.
Except one per cent.
Certain act in force as to collection of duties under this act.
1790, ch. 35.
1794, ch. 33.
This act not to affect certain other act.
Limitation of this act.
Continued, 1795, ch. 45.
Statute I.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Additional allowance for one year to the principal Clerks.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Secretary at War to place certain persons on pension list.
1793, ch. 17
View page 393
June 7, 1794 ~ June 9, 1794
How paid.
Proviso, as to commissioned officers.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Suits, &c. had under certain act, revived.
Act of Feb. 21, 1793, ch. 11.
Act of April 10, 1790, ch. 7.
In what manner.
Statute I.
[Expired.]
Lighthouses, &c. act of supporting, continued.
1793, ch. 27.
[Obsolete.]
Consent of Congress to certain act of Maryland
View page 394
June 9, 1794
Limitation of this act.
1796, ch. 23.
Statute I.
179, ch. 40.
Officers and soldiers in Virginia line, how to obtain certain lands.
1812, ch. 68.
To produce survey to Secretary of War.
And receive patent from President of United States.
To be endorsed by Secretary of War.
And countersigned by Secretary of States, &c.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
Additional specific appropriations.
1794, ch. 12
View page 395
June 9, 1794
1794, ch. 46.
President of the United States to borrow a sum.
Not exceeding $1,000,000.
Certain sum to be reserved.
1794, ch. 7.
Statute I.
[Obsolete.]
District judge to appoint commissioners.
Before whom appraisers of vessels seized may be sworn
View page 396
June 9, 1794
Stated term of certain district courts, changed.
1802, ch. 31.
N. Carolina divided into three districts.
1797, ch. 27, sec. 2.
Process, &c. where returnable.
Duty of marshal of North Carolina herein.
Effect of process issuing out of either of said districts.
1797, ch. 27, sec. 2.
Process, &c. commenced where tried.
1797, ch. 27.
Clerk of said district court, his duty herein.
Part of certain act requiring attendance of more than one marshal at supreme court, repealed.
Exception.
District court of Kentucky after 30th September, to be held at Frankfort
View page 397
June 9, 1794
Statute I.
Repealed by Act of April 6, 1802, ch. 19.
Duties on certain sales at auction after 30th September next.
Exceptions.
1800, ch. 19.
Auctioneers prohibited without license.
Exception.
Duty of auctioneers holding license under any state
View page 398
June 9, 1794
Auctioneers, to give bond.
Penalty on neglecting to give bond.
Supervisors to grant licenses.
Exceptions.
Persons having licenses
View page 399
June 9, 1794
Accounts and duties to whom rendered and paid.
Duty of auctioneers as to keeping accounts, &c.
When supervisor shall deliver up bonds, or prosecute the same.
Sales of lands, &c. becoming void, duties thereon to be remitted.
Allowance to auctioneers.
President of United States to make allowance to offices of inspection under this act.
Penalty of swearing falsely, &c
View page 400
March 20, 1794 ~ March 26, 1794 ~ April 2, 1794
Fines and penalties how sued for and recovered; and disposed of.
Limitation of this act.
Continued, 1795, ch. 45.
[Obsolete.]
President of United States to employ Revenue Cutters as dispatch boats.
[Obsolete.]
An embargo laid on all ships and vessels for thirty days.
[Obsolete.]
Vessels sailing during the embargo to give bond to reland their cargoes in the U. States.
Foreign armed vessels not subject to the embargo
View page 401
April 18, 1794 ~ May 7, 1794 ~ June 9, 1794
[Obsolete.]
Embargo continued.
[Obsolete.]
Clearances for vessels bound beyond the Cape of Good Hope to be granted during the embargo.
[Obsolete.]
Relating to invalid pensioners.
1792, ch. 11.
1793, ch. 17.
1794, ch. 57
View page 402
June 9, 1794
Copies of the Table of Fees in the State Courts to be sent to the Attorney General.
Amendment of the Constitution to prevent suits against states
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