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LAWS OF THE UNION.
CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE THIRD SESSION, Begun and held at the City ot Philadelphia, on Monday the sixth of December, one thousand fevcn hundred and ninety. An ACT supplementary to the A<s, making pro vision for the redu<fiion of the Public Debr. WHEREAS it hath been mode known to Congress that the President of the United States, in consequence of " An Ast making provision for the reduction of the public debt," hath caused a certain loan to be made in Holland, on account of the United States, to the amount of three millions of florins, bearing an interest of five per centum per annum, and reimbursable in fix yearly instalments, commencing in the year one thousand eight hundred, and ending in the year one thousand eight hundred and fix, or at any time fooncr, in whole, or in part, at the option of the United States. And whereas it hath been also stated to Congress, that the char ges upon the said loan have amounted to four and a half per cen tum, whereby a doubt hath arisen, whether the said loan be with in the meaning of the said last mentioned act, which limits the rate of interest to five per centum per annum : And whereas it is expedient that the said doubt be removed Be it enaftcd and declared by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress, That the loan aforefaid (hall be deemed and construed to be within the true intent and meaning ot the said ast, intituled " An A6l mak ing provision for the reduction of the public debt," and that any farther loan, to the extent of the principal sum authorized to be borrowed by the said ast, the interest. whereof shall be five per ccntum per annum, and the charges whereof (hall not exceed the said rate of four and a half per centum, shall, in like manner, be deemed and construed to be within the true intent and meaning of the said act. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President oj the United States, and President oj the Senate. Approved, March third, 1791 GEORGE WASHINGTON, Prejident oj the United States, Depofued among the Rolls in the Office of the Secretary of State. THOMAS JEFFERSON, Secretary of State. An ACT supplemental to the Ast " eltablilhing the Treasury Department," and for a farther Compensation to certain Officers. BE it ena6ted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress aflembled, That the eighth feftion of the a6t, intituled, "An A£t to establish the Treasury Department," patted the second day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine, fliall be, and the fame is hereby extended to all and every of the clerks employed in the Treasury Department, as fully and effe&ually as if they and every of them were specially named therein, except as to the penalty in such fettion mentioned, which in cafe of any such clerk offending against the piovifions of the said fe&ion, fliall be five hundred dol lars, and removal from office. And be it further ena&ed, That each and every Clerk and other Officer, already appointed in any of the Departments of the Uni ted States, (and who have not, since their appointment, taken the Oath or Affirmation hereafter mentioned) fliall within fifteen days sifter the pafling of this ast, and those who shall hereafter be ap pointed, fha 11 before they enter upon the duties of such appoint ment, take an Oath or Affirmation before one of the Justices of the Supreme Court, or one of the Judges ot a Diftrift Court of the United States, to support the Conilitution ol the United Slates, and also an Oath or Affirmation, well and faithfully to execute the trust committed to him, which Oaths or Affirmations, fubferibed by such Clerk, and certified by the person adminiflering the fame, fha 11 be filed in the Office of the person employing luch Clerk. And be it further matted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Principal in any of the Offices of the United States, who is au thorised by law to appoint Clerks under him, to allow to each Clerk such compensation for his Services, as he Shall, in the opin ion of Such officer, deserve for the Same : Provid d, That the whole Sum to be expended for Clerks in any Such office (except the chief clerk) (hall not exceed a Sum e qual to five hundred dollars per annum for every Clerk employed therein. And be it further ena£ledby the authority aforeSaid, That there Shall be allowed for one year, commencing with the pafling of this ast, to the Register, two hundred and fifty dollars, and to the Auditor, the Comptroller of the TreaSury, and the Attorney-Ge neral, tour hundred dollars each, in addition to their reSpedtive Salaries, and to be paid in the Same manner. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG, Speaker of the House oj Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United States. and President of the Senate Approved, March third, 1791. GEORGE WASHINGTON, President of the United State. DepoSited among the Rolls in the Office of the Secretary of State. THOMAS JEFFERSON, Secretary of State. NOTIFICATION. Colonel Thomas Procter, Lieutenant of the City and Liber ties of Philadelphia, being necelTarily absent from the city, his Excellency the Gov e r nor hath thought proper to authorise me to discharge the Duties of that Office until his return ; — NOTICE is therefore given, to the MILITIA of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia, the Northern Liberties of said City, the Townships of Moyamenfing and Pass) uuk, that they are to meet and exercise under their refpeftive Officers on the fol lowing Days, viz. Fir ft Battalion on the 2d Day of May next, Second Battalion on the 3d of do. Third Battalion on the 4th of do. Fourth Battalion on the sth of do. Fifth Battalion on the 6'.h of do. Sixth Battalion on the gth of do. Seventh Battalion on the 10th of do. ELEA£ER OSWALD, Lientcnant, pro tem. of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia. Philadelphia, April 6, 1791. FOR SALE, In the City of New-Brutifwick, A Commodious TWO STORY HOUSE,almoft new, pleasantly situated on the banks oi the Raritan, to gether with a large Lot in the rear, and a very good Wharf im mediately in front of the House. Said House is thirty-four feet square has four rooms on each floor, with entries between the fame, and a good ftoue cellar under the whole. Any person inclining to purchase may have pofleflion the First day of May next, and know the price and terms of payment which will be made easy by applying to Lewis Form'an, in said city, or the fubferiberin Borden Town. |. VAN EMBURGH. K. B. If not (old, to be rented from lit day of May next, By the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES ofyVMERICA. A Proclamation. WHEREAS by a Proclamation bearing date the 24th day of January of this prcfent year, and in pursuance of certain acts of the states of Maryland and Virginia, and of the Congress of the United States therein mentioned, certain lines of experiment were directed to be run in the neighbourhood of Georgetown in Maryland, tor the purpose of determining the location of a part of the territory of ten miles square for the permanent feat of the Government of tht United States, and a certain part was ditefted to be located within the said lines of experiment on both fides of the Patowmac, and above the limit of the Eastern branch prefcrib cd by the said ast of Congress. And Congress by an amendatory ast, pa (Ted on the 3d day of this present month of March, have given further authority to the President of the United States, " to make any part of the territory below the said limit, and above the mouth of Hunting Creek, a part of the said diftrift, so as to include a convenient part of the Eastern branch, and of the lands lying on the lower fide thereof, and also the town of Alexandria." NOW THEREFORE, for the purpose of amending and com pleting the location of the whole of the said territory of ten miles square, in conformity with the said amendatory ast of Congress, I do hereby declare and make known that the whole of the said territory shall be located and included within the four lines follow ing, that is to fay— Beginning at Jones's point, being the .upper Cape of Hunting Creek, in Virginia, and at an angle, in the outset, of 45 degrees well of the north, and running in a direst line ten miles for the firft line: then beginning again at the fame Jones's point, and running another dire&line, ai a right angle with the firft, across the Patowmac, ten miles for the second line : then from the termi nations of the said firft and second lines, running two other dirett lines, of ten miles each, the one cFofling the Eastern branch afore faid, and the other the Patowmac, and meeting each other in a point. And I do accordingly direst the Commiflioners named under the authority of the said firft mentioned a£l of Congress, to pro ceed forthwith to have the said four lines run, and by proper metes and bounds defined and limited, and thereof to make due report under their hands and seals; and the territory so to be located, defined, and limited, (hall be the whole territory accepted by the said ads of Congress as the diftrift for the permanent feat of the Government of the United States. IN TESTIMONY whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the fame with my hand. Done at Georgetown aforcfaid, the 30th day of March, in the year of our Lord 1791, and of the Independence of the United States the fifteenth. BY THE PR ESIDENT, THOMAS JEFFERSON. Virginia, Culpcpcr County, 15th Jan. 1791. To be SOLD by the Subscriber, The PLANTATION, where on he resides, laving on both fides the Carolina road, in the great fork of Rappahanock river, 36 miles from the town ot Dumfries, 30 from Frederickfburg, and 28 from Falmouth ; in a most healthy part of the country :—Confifting of 2,000 acres—half clear ed, and in good fence, well adapted for farming and grazing the foil is good, lays well, abounding with many excellent springs and dreams of water, so dispersed as to afford great opportunity of making watered meadow of the firft quality,perhaps more than 300 acres—of which 120, in one body, is already in grass, and all wa tered and drained at pleasure by a'number of ditches, forthat pur pose, pasting through the whole. Orchards of about 2000 bear ing apple trees—near as many peach trees, and a variety of most other kinds of fruit, natural to the climate. A good dwelling, house, the situation whereof is remarkably beautiful and pleasant ■ and many other valuable improvements of divers kinds. And one other Plantation about 5 miles nearer said towns, con fiding of about 1500 acres, on which is good merchant, grift, and saw mills, where nature, labour and art, have fully conspired to render them complete; a large constant stream, on which they stand, affords them water in great abundance; convenient thereto is a kiln end house, for drying corn, a bake house, a dwelling house and several other improvements mostly new ; about 300 acres of the lands are in cultivation, very goodiri quality ; the other part thin foil, but abounding with timber, is an inexhauttable lource for the saw-mill. Also fcveral detached tracts within said county, of about 2,3, and 400 acres each,and though not offo fertilea foil,their vicinity to the towns render them valuable, on some of them there aie small improvements, and the lands so situated, that they can easily be made convenient little farms. The whole or any part of the abovementioned pofleffions will be difpofe'd of, on very reasonable terms—a small proportion in ready money, for the balance, the payments will be made entirely to accommodate the conveniency of the purchasers, who may be supplied on the fame terms, with all kinds of (lock, work hor (es, oxen, &c. &c. &c. by JOHN STRODE, [t. f.] LOST, BETWEEN this city and New-York, on the poll road, two bundles containing the Gazette of the United States—No. 82—deflincd for New-York and Boilon. As they can be of no use, but as wafle paper, exceptto the Subscribers, many of whom keep files of that publication, any perlon who can give informa tion to the Editor, so that the whole or any part of them may be recovered, shall receive a generous reward. The two bundles contained 300 papers. Matthew M'Connell, In Chesnut-Str eet, No. 66, BUYS and SELLS all kinds of THE PUBLIC DEBT OF THE UNION ; has frequently occasion to NEGOCIATE INLAND BILLS OF EXCHANGE—and will receive Orders for making SUBSCRIPTIONS to the BANK of the UNITED STATES. Philadelphia, March 30, 1791 Manuel Noah, BROKER, No.gi, Race-Street, between Second and Third-Streets, BUYS and SELLS Continental & State Certificates,, Pcnnfylvania and Jersey Paper Money, And all kinds of SECURITIES of the United States, or of any particular Stare. 816 GEORGE WASHINGTON. [Qdr All persons concerned will be pleased to take notice thattht following advertisement has been varied from that publilhcd ia our paper of the 23d of March.] Treasury Department. March 22, 1791. NOTICE is hereby given, that Proposals will be received at fch office of the Secretary of the Treafurv, until the firft Monday in September next inclusive, for the supply of all rations, which may be required for the use of the United States, from the firft day of January to the thirty-firft day of December, 1792, both days in clusive, at the places, and within the diftri&s herein after menti oned, viz. At any place or places, betwixt Yorktown in the state of Penn sylvania and Fort Pitt, and at Fort Pitt. At any place or places, betwixt Fort Pitt and Fort M'lutolh on the River Ohio, and at Fort M'lntofh. At any place or places, betwixt Fort M'lntofh and the mouth of the River Mufkingum, and at the mouth of the River Mufkingutn. At any place or places, betwixt the mouth of the River Muf kingum, and up the said River to the Tufcarowas, and at the Tuf carowas, and thence over to the Cayoga River, and down the said River to its mouth. At any place or places, betwixt the mouth of the River Muf kingum, and the mouth of the Scioto River, and at the mouth of the laid River Scioto. At any place or places, betwixt the mouth of Scioto River, and the mouih of the great Miami, at the mouth of the great Miami and from thence to the Rapids, on the Falls of the Ohio, and at the laid Rapids. At any place or places, betwixt the mouth of the great Miami, up the said Miami, to and at Piquetown, and thence over to the Miami Village, on the river of the fame name which empties into Lake Erie. At any place or places from the rapids ofthe Ohio, to the mouth of the Wabafh, thence up the said Wabafh to Pofl St. Vincennes, at PoftSt. Vincennes, and thence up the said river Wabafh, to the Miami village, before described. At any place or places, from the mouth of the Wabafh river to the mouth of the river Ohio. At any place or places, on the east fide of the river Miflifippi, from the mouth of the Ohio river,to the mouth of thelllinois river. At any place or places, from the mouth of the Miami river to the Miami Village. At any place or places, from the Miami Village to Sandufky, and at Sandufky, and from Sandufky to the mouth of Cayoga river. At any place or places, betwixt Fort Pitt and Venango, and at Venango. At any place or places, betwixt Venango and Le Beuf, and at Le Beuf, betwixt Le Beuf and Prefq'lfle, at Prefq'lfle, and be twixt Prefq'lfle and the mouth of Cayoga river At the mouth of Cavoga river, and at any place or places, on the route from Fort Pitt, to the mouth of Cayoga river, by the way of Big Beaver creek. At any place or places, on the east fide of the Miflifippi, between the mouth of the Ohio and the river Margot inclusively. At any place or places, from the said river Margot, to the ri"er Yazous inclusively. At any place or places, from the mouth of the river Tenefee, to Ocochappo or Bear creek, on the said river inclusively. Should any rations bi required at any places, or within other diftritts, not fpecificd in these proposals, the price of the fame to be hereafter agreed on, betwixt the public and the contractor. The rations to be supplied are to confifl of the following articles, viz. One pound of bread or flour, One pound of beef, or of a pound of pork, Half a jill of rum, branoy or whisky, One quart of fait, } Two quarts of vinegar, f »-p 1 j c r > P cr ' 100 rations. Iwo pounds or soap, f r One pound of candles, ) ALSO, That Proposals will be received at the said office until the fiift Monday in September next, inclusive, for the supply of all rations which may be required for the use of the United States, from the fiift day of January to the thirty-firft day of December, 1792, both days inclusive, at Springfield, in the state of Massachu setts, and the Post of Weft-Point, in the state of New-York, The rations to be supplied, are to consist of the fame articles as are above mentioned. ALSO, That proposals will be received at the said office, until the lft Monday in September next inclusive, for the fapply of all rations, which may be required for the use of the United States, from the lft day of January to the 3iftday of December, 1792, both days inclusive, at the places, and within the diftrifts herein after mentioned. At the post on the river Saint Mary, at present commanded by Capt. Henry Burbeck. At the post on the river Altamaha, at present commanded by Capt. John Smith. At the post on the river Oconee, at present commanded by Capt. Joseph Savage. At the post on the river Apalachee, at present commanded by Capt. Michael Rudolph. At any place or places from the Rock Landing on the Oconee, up to the mouth of the main fouih branch of the said river, from the said mouth up to the source of the said main south branch, and from thence to the Currahee mountain. At any other place or places within the state ot Georgia which may hereafter be occupied as permanent posts by any troops of the United States. And for rations deliverable on the march to such future posts. Ihe rations are to be furnifhed in such quantities as that there shall at all times, during the fa id term, be fufficient for the con sumption ot the troops at each of the said posts, for the fpaceofat least two months in advance, in good and wholesome provisions. The rations to befupplied are to consist of the fame articles, as are abovementioned. It is to be understood in cach cafe, that all lofTes ftiflained by the depredations of the enemy, or by means of the troops of the United States, (hall be paid for at the prices of the articles captured or des troyed, on the depohtions of two or.more creditable chara&ers, and the certificate of a commissioned officer, ascertaining the cir cumstances of the loss, and the amount of the articles for which compensation is claimed. The contra&s for the above supplies will be made either for one year, or for two years, as may appear eligible. Persons disposed to contrafl will therefore confine their offers to one year, or they may make their propositions so as to admit an election of the term of two years. The piopofals may be made for the whole of the above ports to ;eth( r, or separately for Springfield, for Weft-Point, for Yorktown > and the seventeen places following it, and for the posts in Georgia; and they must fpecify the lowcft price per ration, for prompt pay ment. $-3* The Printers who have publijhed the above advertisement, dre requejled to repfintit with the alterations. (96 tf) Post-Office, Philad. April 8, 179?• By information received this day from the Agent for the Briti Packet, her failing is postponed until the 20th iifft. Letters will be received at this Office until Tuesday Morning the 19 1 infh at half past 9 o'clock. _ gCP" A few copies of the CONSTITUTION of the United States } printed with Notes, may bs had oft ■ Editor.