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
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
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.
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
Philadelphia, April 6, 1791.
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.
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
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,
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.]
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.
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
Philadelphia, March 30, 1791
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
[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.]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
$-3* The Printers who have publijhed the above advertisement, dre
requejled to repfintit with the alterations.
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 ■
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