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party sued, as aforesaid, shall be subject to the costs and charges of such suits, whether the ultimate decision shall be in his favor or against him.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Marshals of the marshals of the respective districts be,

and are hereby authorized and directed, to fuch noti- serve the said notifications on the parties

therein named, by leaving copies thereof at their respective dwellings, or usual places of abode, at least four months, before there time fixed in such notification, for rendering their accounts, as aforefaid, and that the return of the faid notifications to the Comptroller's office, with the marshal's certificate thereon, that such service has been made, be deemed legal evidence in the district or circuit courts, of the proceedings, and for

the recovery of costs and charges. And that liquidate

in cafes, where accounts shall be rendered account & to the Auditor of the Treasury, within the

time limited in the notifications aforesaid, he Comptrol- shall immediately proceed to liquidate the ler, &c.

credits to be passed for the said accounts, and report the fame to the Comptroller, with a particular list of any claims which shall have been disallowed by him. And that the Comptroller of the Treasury immediately proceed to the examination of the credits allowed by the Auditor, and if the same be approved by him, that he caufe credit therefor to be passed on the public books. And the Comptroller shall also appoint a day, for hearing the claimant on the claims so disallowed by the Auditor, as aforesaid. ,

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a list of all such credits aforesaid, as fhall have been claimed, and not admitted by the Coinptroller, be made out and transmited to the

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marshal of the district, where the claimant How fur-
refides; and that a copy thereof be served on pended cre-
the claimant, or left at his dwelling, or last be finally
usual place of abode, with notice of the time determined
assigned, by the Comptroller, for the final
hearing, as aforesaid, at least four months be-

fore such hearing ; of which proceedings, the
marshal is hereby directed to transmit an of.
ficial return to the Comptroller. And in
case of an omission or neglect, on the part of
the claimant, to assign, in writing, or other-
wise, his reasons to the Comptroller, within
the time limited, as aforesaid, why the ful-
pended credits should be admitted, all future
claims therefor shall be, and are hereby for-
ever barred. But in case the claimant shall,
within the time aforesaid, assign in writing, or
otherwise, his reasons why the suspended cre-
dits should be admitted, the Comptroller
fhall immediately consider the same, and de.
cide thereon, according to the principles of
equity, and the usages of the Treasury de-
partment.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in Decision o
all cases, where the final decision of the Comptrol.
Comptroller shall be against the claimant, live on all
such determination shall be final and conclu- concerned.
five to all concerned.
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
HENRY TAZEWELL, President of the

Senate pro tempore.
APPROVED, March the third, 1795:
GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States,

CHAPTER CXIV.

An Act to authorize a Grant of Lands to the

French Inhabitants of Gallipolis, and for other Purposes therein mentioned.

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Sec. 1. DE it enacted by the Senate and

House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States shall

be, and he is hereby authorized and empowPresident to cause a ered, io cause to be surveyed in the territory certain

northwest of the Ohio, a tract of land, situate land to be on the northerly bank of the river Ohio, besurveyed. ginning one mile and a half on a straight line

above the mouth of Little Sandy, thence down the faid river Ohio along the courses thereof eight miles when reduced to a straight line, thence at right angles from each extremity of the said line' so as to include the quantity of twenty-four thousand acres of land to be lisposed as herein-after directed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That cause the faunch the President be authorized to cause to be afinhabitants certained the number of French inhabitants polis to be

and actual settlers of the town or settlement of Galliopolis, being males above eighteen years of age, or widows who are or shall be within the said town or settlement of Galliopolis on the first day of November next.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the

President of the United States shall be, and he tent to be is hereby authorized and empowered, to issue

letters patent, in the name and under the seal John G Gervais for of the United States, thereby granting to Jchn a tract of Gabriel Gervais, and his heirs, four thousand condition. acres of land, part of the said twenty-four

thousand acres, to be located on the northwest bank of the river Ohio, opposite to the

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mouth of the Little Sandy, with condition, in the said letters patent, that if the said John Gabriel Gervais, or his heirs, shall not per-. fonally, within three years from the date of the same patent, settle on the same tract of land, and there continue settled for three years next thereafter, the same letters patent Thall be void and determine, and the title thereof revest in the United States as if this law had not passed.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall be, and Remainder he is hereby authorized and empowered, to tributed acause to be surveyed, laid off and divided, mong the the remaining twenty thousand acres of land, tlers of residue of the twenty-four thousand acres, in Galliopato as many lots or parts as the actual settlers of Galliopolis shall, on the ascertainment aforesaid, amount to, and the same to be defignated, marked and numbered on a plat thereof, to be returned to the Secretary of the said territory, together with a certificate of the courses of the said lots, the said lots or parts of the aforesaid tract, to be assigned to the settlers aforesaid by lot. And the President of the United States is hereby authorized and em- iffue, powered, to issue letters patent as aforesaid, to the said actual settlers and their heirs, for the said twenty thousand acres, to be held by them in severalty in lots to be designated and described by their numbers on the plat aforesaid, with condition, in the same letters patent, that if one or more of the said grantees, his or her heirs or assigns, shall not, within five years from the date of the same letters, make, 'on condior cause and procure to be made, an actual tion. settlement on the lot or lots assigned to him, her or them, and the same continue for five years thereafter, that then the said letters pa

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tent, fo far as concerns the said lot or lots not settled and continued to be fettled as aforesaid, shall cease and determine, and the title thereof shall revest in the United States, in the fame manner as if this law had not pailed.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That noSettlers' 'thing in this act shall be taken or considered claims against con

in any manner to impair or affect the claims of tractors no the said settlers against any person or persons to be im.. paired.

for or by reason of any contracts heretofore
made by them, but that the same contracts
shall be and remain in the same state as if this
law had not passed.
FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
HENRY TAZEWELL, President pro

tempore of the Senate.
APPROVED, March the third, 1795:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CH A P T E R. CXV.

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An Act for the more general Promulgation of the

Laws of the United States.
Sec. 1.

É it enacted by the Senate and Secretary

House of Representatives of the of State to United States of America, in Congress assembled, dition of That, for the more general promulgation of

the laws of the United States, the Secretary printed. for the department of State fhall, after the

end of the next feffion of Congress, cause to be printed and collated at the public expense, a complete edition of the laws of the United

the laws, &c. to be

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