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hundred thousand dollars, in the whole, and not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, in any one year, at an interest not exceeding fix per centum per annum, and reimbursable at any time after the year one thousand eight hundred and three, hy instalments, not exceeding one-fifth of the whole fum borrowed, in any one year ; which said loan or loans fhalí be appropriated and applied by the said Coinmishioners, in carrying into effect the aboverecited act, under the controul of the President of the United States.

Sec. 2. And be it further eneéled, That all the lots,except those now appropriated to pub- Certain liç use in the said city, vested in the Commif- chargeable foners aforesaid, or in trustees, in any man- with the ner, for the use of the United States, now ment of holden and remaining unsold, shall be, and are those loans. hereby declared and made chargeable with the re-payment of all and every sum and sums of money; and interest thereupon, which shall be borrowed in pursuance of this act : And, to the end, that the same may be fully and punc- to be food, tually repaid, the said lots, or fomany of them and the as fhall be necessary, shall be sold and con- plied to

monies apveyed, at such times, and in such manner, and discharge on such terms, as the President of the United the loans. States, for the time being, fhall direct : And the monies arising from the said fales, shall be applied and appropriated, under his direction, to the discharge of the faid loans, after first paying the original proprietors, any balances due to them, respectively, according to their several conveyances to the said Commissioners or trustees. And if the product of the sales of all the said lots shall prove inadequate to the payment of the principal and interest of the sums borrowed-uyder this act, then the defi

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that the United States shall be liable only for the United the re-payment of the balance of the monies

to be borrowed under this act, which shall dcíciency. remain un'atisfied by the sales of all the lots

aforesaid, if any such balance shall thereafter happen.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That Purchasers of lots to every purchaser or purchasers, his or their be exempt heirs or affigns, from the said Commissioners aumbrance. or trustees, under the direction of the faid

President, of any of the lots herein before
mentioned, after paying the price, and ful-
filling the terms stipulated and agreed to be
paid and fulfilled, shall have, hold and en-
joy the said lot or lots fo bought, free, clear
and exonerated from the charge and incum-
brance hereby laid upon the same.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted,

That the Commissioners aforesaid, shall, semi-annuaccount of ally, render to the Secretary of the Treareceipts

expen. fury, a particular account of the recepts and ditures,&c. expenditures of all monies intrusted to them, ally to the and also, the progress and state of the busi, Secretary ness, and of the funds under their admini. Treasury, ftration ; and that the said Secretary lay the wbothall fame before Congress, at every session after fore Con- the receipt thereof. gress.

JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate.
APPROVED, May the sixth, 1796 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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House of Representatives of the Alteration United States of America, in Congress assembled, of the comThat from and after the first day of May, in to the ottithe present year, there be allowed, in lieu of cers and the compensation now established, to the maf- of the reveter of each revenue-cutter, fifty dollars per nue cutters. month ; to each first-mate, thirty-five dollars per month ; to each second-mate, thirty dollars per month; to each third-mate, twenty-five dollars per month ; and to each mariner, not exceeding twenty dollars per month ; to be paid by the collectors of the revenue, who shall be designated for that purpose.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all Forfeitures penalties, fines and forfeitures which may be under the incurred under the impost-laws of the United laws, reState, and recovered in consequence of in- covered formation given by any officer of a revenue

quence of cutter, shall, after deducting all proper costs informaand charges, be disposed of, as follows : by officers One-fourth part shall be for the use of the of the reUnited States, and be paid into the treasury ters, how thereof; one-fourth part, for the officers of to be disthe customs, to be distributed in the manner now provided, relative to that part of forfeitures they are now entitled to: and the remainder thereof, to the officers of such cutter, to be divided among them, in proportion to their

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hereby is authorized, to cave other revenue, other reve- cutters to be built or purchased, in lieu of to be builæ fuch as are or shall, from time to time, beor purcha- come unfit for further service ; the expense of such as

whereof, as well as all future expenses of builliecome un ding, purchasing or repairing revenue cutters,

shall be paid out of the product of the duties on goods, wares and merchandize, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of thips or veffels.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacled, That the

President of the United States be, and he is which are hereby authorized, to cause such revenue-cutservice to ters as fhall, from time to time, become unfit

for service, to be sold at public auction, and the proceeds of such fales to be paid into the treasury of the United States.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That fo Limitation much of this act as fixes the compensation of section.

the officers and men on board the said cutters,
shall be, and remain in force, for the term of
one year, and from thence to the end of the
next session of Congress thereafter, and no
longer.
JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate, APPROVED, May fixth, 1796 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States,

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CHAPTER XXIII.

BE

An Act to continue in Forcé, for a limited Time,

an Act, intitled, " An Act declaring the Confent of Congress to an Act of the State of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of December, one thousand feven bundred and ninety-three, for the Appointment of a HealthOfficer.

E it enacted by the Senate and

Sec. 1.

House of Representatives of the Confent of United States of America, in Congress assembled, granted to That the consent of Congress be, and is here the act of by granted and declared, to the operation of for collectan act of the General Assembly of Maryland, ing a duty passed the twenty-eighth of December, one per ton on thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, in- verfels.com. titled, “ An act to appoint a health-officer, Baltimorę for the port of Baltimore, in Baltimore coun- from a foty,” so far as to enable the state aforesaid to reign collect a duty of one cent per ton, on all vef- voyage. fels coming into the district of Baltimore, from a foreign voyage, for the purposes in the said act intended.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Limitation this act shall be in force for one year, and from of the act. thence to the end of the next feflion of Congress thereafter, and no longer. JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. JONN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, May the fixth, 1796 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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