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Ihe direction of the War Department, and shall be subject to the rules and articles of war.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force until the termination of the war in which the United States are now engaged with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dependencies thereof, and for one year thereafter, and no longer.
Approved, April 18, 1814.
the rules and articles of war.
Continuance of this act to Feb. 17, 1816.
[Obsolete.] Secretary of State to subscribe for 1000 copies of the edition of the laws,by Bioren, Duane, and Weightman.
Post, p. 207.
Chap. LXIX.—Jin Act authorizing a subscription for the laws of the United April 18,1814. States, and for the distribution thereof.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Department of State be, and he hereby is authorized and directed to subscribe, on behalf of the United States, for one thousand copies of the edition of the laws thereof, proposed to be printed and published by John Bioren and W. John Duane, of the city of Philadelphia, and Roger C. Weightman, of the city of Washington, upon such terms as he may deem reasonable, not exceeding fifteen dollars per copy: Provided, That said publication shall contain an edition of the laws of the United States, the declaration of independence, the articles of confederation, and the constitution thereof, and the treaties and conventions made between the United States and foreign nations and the Indian tribes, and that it shall be comprised in four volumes, royal octavo, and shall include the laws passed at the present session of Congress, and that all laws relating entirely to the District of Columbia shall be excluded therefrom: And provided further, That the said edition shall be executed on a plan, and in a manner that shall be prescribed by the Secretary of State and the Attorney General of the United States, whose duty it shall be to direct what acts shall be printed by title only. And the Secretary of State is hereby authorized and required to appoint a competent person to prepare said edition for publication, and to superintend the same under the direction of the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, who for his services shall be compensated by the publishers.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Secretary shall cause the said copies of the laws to be distributed as soon as may be after publication, in manner following: one set shall be delivered to the President of the United States, the Vice-President, and to each member of the Senate and House of Representatives; six sets shall be delivered to the secretary of the Senate, and eighteen sets to the clerk of the House of Representatives, for the use of said houses respectively; one set shall be delivered to each of the judges of the Supreme Court, and clerk thereof, to each of the judges of the District Courts, and to each of the marshals, clerks, and attorneys of each district; one set shall be delivered to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, to the Secretary of War, to the Secretary of the Navy, to the Attorney General, to the Director of the Mint, to the Comptroller, Auditor, and Register of the Treasury, to the Treasurer, to the Accountants of the War and Navy departments, to the Postmaster General and the two Assistant Postmasters General, to the Commissioner of the Revenue, and to the Commissioner of the General Land Office each; two sets shall be delivered to the Legislatures of the several states and territories respectively; one set shall be delivered to each of the governors of the severer- states and territories; and one set shall be delivered to each of the judges of the courts in the several territories: and the residue of said subscription shall remain at the future .disposal • of Congress.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in case of the death, resignation, or dismission from office of either of the officers before mentioned,
Distribution of the 1000 copies regulated.
To go to the successors in
office of certain officers mentioned.
Future acts of Congress to be published in the form prescribed by this act.
excepting the President and Vice-President of the United States, the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the judges of the Supreme and District Courts, the said copies of the laws delivered to them, as aforesaid, shall belong to, and be delivered up to their respective successors in the said offices.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the acts passed at each succeeding session of Congress, including future treaties, shall be printed in a form corresponding with the said edition, and shall be distributed in the same manner as heretofore by law directed.
Approved, April 18, 1814.
. PurcJja«e au" United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be purchased the British vessels which were captured on lake Erie by the American squadron, on the tenth day of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen; and the sum of two hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars, in payment for the said vessels, shall be distributed as prize money among the captors, or their heirs.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for carrying into effect this act, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be allowed and paid to Captain Oliver H. Perry, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in addition to his share of prize money, as commander of the ship Lawrence, the sum of five thousand dollars. Approved, April 18, 1814.
Appropriation, to bo distributed as prize money.
Five thousand dollars in addition to his prize money awarded to Oliver H. Perry.
Statute II. April 18, 1814.
Allowance of one year from 1st June, 1814, to purchasers of land of the United States who have been subjected to claimants under Spanish grants for payment of interest.
Chap. LXXIII.—An Act extending relief to certain purchasers of public lands
in the Mississippi territory.
He it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tlte United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person or persons having purchased lands of the United States, in the Mississippi Territory, who have been subjected to prosecutions by adverse claimants, who derived their titles from a Spanish grant, warrant, or order of survey, and where such prosecutions have terminated favourably to purchasers from the United States, such purchasers shall have one year from the first day of June next, for the payment of any interest that may be due from them to the United States, on the purchases aforesaid.
Approved, April 18, 1814.
April 18, 1814.
Chap. LXXV.—An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the post-roads hereafter named be discontinued:
In Maryland.—From Queen Ann's to Pig Point.
In Virginia.—From Mecklinburg Courthouse, by St. Tammany and Lombardy Grove, to Gees' Bridge. From Tazewell Courthouse, by Russell Courthouse and Lee Courthouse, to Cumberland Gap. From Springfield to Roinny.
In North Carolina.—From Suffolk, by Gates Courthouse, to Edenton. From Elizabethtown to Whitesville. From Charlotte, by Beaty's Ford, to Lincolnton.
In Georgia.—From Greensborough to Washington. From Darien, by Jones, to Milledgeville.
In Kentucky.—From Lewis Courthouse, by Flemingsburg, Millersburg, Mount Sterling, Olympian Springs, and Little Sandy salt works, to Cattletsburg.
In Tennessee.—From Alexander's, by White Plains, to Carthage. From Bledsoe Courthouse to Franklin Courthouse.
In Ohio.—From Steubenville, by Faucettstown, to New Lisbon. From New Lisbon, by Salem, to Columbiana. From Springfield to Troy. From Zanesville to Coshocton.
Tn Louisiana.—From La Fourch, by Point Coupee, to Opeloosa.
In Indiana.—From Jeffersonville, by Clarksville, to Vincennes.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the following be established post-roads:
In New Hampshire.—The post-road from Rochester to Wakefield be altered so that it pass through Farmington, Middleton, and Wolfborough, to Wakefield.
In Maine.—From Waterford, by Norway, Plantation Third, Rumford, and Bethel, to Waterford. From Livermore, by Jay" and Wilton, to Farmington.
In Massachusetts.—From Springfield to Southwick. From Stafford, Connecticut, by Monson, to Palmer, in Massachusetts. From Hatfield, by Whately, Conway, and Ashfield, to Charlemont. From Athol to Greenfield. From Kingston to Halifax.
In Connecticut.—From Middletown, by Hebron, to Windham. From Sharon, by Ellsworth, Cornwall bridge, and Warren, to Litchfield. From Providence, in Rhode Island, through Scituate, to Ashford, in Connecticut.
In Nao York.—From Bettsburg to Deposit. From Albany, by Bath, Sand Lake, Stephenson, Hancock, and Lanesborough, to Dalton, in Massachusetts. From Sheldon, by Willink and Hamburg, to Buffaloe. From Onondago. by Tully, Preble, and Homer, to Courtland Courthouse. From Chesterfield to Jay, in Essex county. From Peekskill, by Westpoint, to Newburg. From Stamford, by Waterville.to Roseville. From Esperanza, by Schoharie Courthouse and Middleburg, to Stanford, on the turnpike road. From Middletown, Delaware county, by Colchester and Hancock,to Deposit. From Aurelius to Sempronius. From Brooklyn to Flatbush. From Albany, by Spencertown, to Sheffield, in Massachusetts. From Cairo, by Windham, to Lexington. From Green, on the turnpike, west, to LiSfe.
In New Jersey.—From Morristown, by Newtown, to Mill ford, in Pennsylvania.
In Pennsylvania.—From Wysor, by Orewill and Warren, to Nanticocke, in New Jersey. From Washington to West Alexandria. From York, by York Haven, to Middletown. From Somerset, by Melford, Turkyfoot and Addison, to Smith's Stand on the national road. From Lewistown, by Beavertown, Middleburg and Selin's Grove, to Sunbury. From Beavertown to Burgetstown. From Burgetstown, by Hookstown, Georgetown, Beaver bridge and Fulkstown, to New Lisbon, in Ohio. From Burlingville to Easton. From Wilmington, by West Chester, to Pottsgrove, Swamp Churches and Summary Town, to Samuel Seller's tavern, on the post-road leading from Philadelphia toward Bethlehem, in Bucks county. From the town of Indiana, through Kataning to Butler Town.
In Ohio.—From Urbanna to Springfield, in Champaign county. From Canton, by Springfield, Suffield, Talmadge and Stow, to Cleveland.
Establishment of post-roads.
From Portsmouth to Vanceburg, in Kentucky. From Urbanna to Troy. From Chilicotha, by Lebanon, to Cincinnati. From Athens, by Lancaster, to Columbus. From Cadiz, by Freeport, White Eyes Plains, Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Clinton, to Fredericktown. From Steubenville, by Faucettstown, Fulkstown, Achor, Fairfield, Columbiana, Salem, Grissels, Sandy Store, Thompson's salt works, and Lower salt works, to Steubenville. From Columbus, by Washington, to New-market . From Columbus, by London, to Xenia.
In Indiana.—From Eaton, in Ohio, to Salisbury. From Washington Courthouse to Valonia. From Charlestown, by Washington Courthouse and Lindly's mills, to Vincennes.
In Illinois.—From Cahokia, by Madison Courthouse and Clinton Hill, to Cahokia. From Kaskaskia to Johnson Courthouse.
In Delaware.—From Christiana to Newark.
In Maryland.—From Libertytown, by Union Bridge and Uniontown, to Westminster. From Annapolis to Pig Point .
In Virginia.—From Clarksburg, by Morgantown, Waynesboro', in Pennsylvania, to Wheeling. From Monroe Courthouse to Lewisburg. From Fredericksburg to the mouth of Potomac run. From Fincastle, by the mouth of Cowpasture, to Callahan's. From Norfolk, by Elizabeth-city, to Edenton, in North Carolina. From Wood Courthouse to Jacksonville. From Abingdon, by Russell Courthouse and Mockinson Gap, to Abingdon. From Pughtown to Springfield. From Dumfries, by Walnut Branch, to Fauquier Courthouse. From Columbia to Warren. From Charlottesville to Warren. From Percival's, by Lewisville and Lombardy Grove, to St. Tammany. From Petersburg, by Frenchtown, to Morganville. From Hanover Courthouse, by Hanover-town and New-Castle, to New Kent Courthouse.
In Kentucky.—From Mount Sterling to Floyd Courthouse. From Bairdstovvn, by Grayson Courthouse and Butler Courthouse, to Russelville. From Washington, by Williamsburg, to Lewis Courthouse. From Greenup Courthouse to Little Sandy salt works.
In North Carolina.—From Grayson Courthouse, Virginia, by Edwards and M'Millen's, to Ash Courthouse. From Suffolk, Virginia, by Sunbury and Gates Courthouse, to Edenton. From Trent Bridge, by Trenton, to Duplin Courthouse. From Winton to Gates Courthouse. From Windsor to Williamston's. From Wilmington, by Whiteville and Fairbluff, to Barfield Mill, in South Carolina. From Charlotte to Lincolnton. From Salisbury to Lincolnton. From Hillsborough, by High Rock, to Lennox Castle.
In Tennessee.—From Newport, by Greenville, Rogersville, and Lee Courthouse, in Virginia, to Cumberland Gap. From Carthage, by Sparta, to Alexanders. From Sparta, by M'Jrrmville and Winchester, in Franklin county, to Huntsville, in the Mississippi territory.
In South Carolina.—From Belfast, by Satterthwait's, to Cambridge.
In Georgia.—From Milledgeville, by Greenboro, Lexington, and Danielsville, to Carnsville. From Milledgeville, by Irvinton, Dublin, Montgomery Courthouse, Talnal Courthouse, and Barrington, to Darien. From Dublin to Telfair Courthouse. From Riceboro, by Barrington and Jefferson, to St. Marys. From Brunswick to Frederica.
In Louisiana.—From Blanchardsville, by Assumption, to Opeloosa. From Assumption to La Fourch (Interior) Courthouse. From Concordia to Washita Courthouse. From Concordia to Warren Courthouse.
Sec. 3. And be further enacted, That the Postmaster-General cause a mail to be carried from the nearest post-office on any established postroad to the Courthouse of any county which is now, or may hereafter be, established in any of the states or territories of the United States, and which is not or will not otherwise be accommodated with the mail; and the road on which the same shall be so carried, shall thereupon become a post-road, and so continue until other provision shall be made by law for the accommodation thereof with the mail.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State be, and is hereby authorized to transmit by the mail, free of postage, one copy of the documents hereafter mentioned, being on subjects of a general nature, and which may be ordered to be printed by either house of Congress, namely, of communications with the accompanying documents, made by the President of the United States to Congress, or either house thereof; of reports made by the Secretary of State, by the Secretary of the Treasury, by the Secretary of War, by the Secretary of the Navy, by the Postmaster General, by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, to Congress, or either house thereof, in pursuance of any law or resolution of either house: affirmative reports on subjects of a general nature made to Congress, or either house thereof, by any committee respectively: for each of the Judges of the Supreme Court, and of the District Courts, and of the territories of the United States, to any post-office within the United States, they may respectively designate.
Approved, April 18, 1814.
Certain documents may be transmitted by Secretary of State Tree of postage.
Chap. LXXVIII.—An Act to provide for the collection and preservation of such April 18, 1814. flags, standards, and colours as shall have been or may hereafter be taken by the land and naval forces of the United States, from their enemies.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretaries of the War and Navy Departments be, and they are hereby directed to cause to be collected and transmitted to them, at the seat of the government of the United States, all such flags, standards, and colours as shall have been or may hereafter be taken by the army and navy of the United States, from their enemies.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the flags, standards, and colours of the description aforesaid, which are now in the possession of the departments aforesaid, and such as may be hereafter transmitted to them, be, with all convenient despatch, delivered to the President of the United States, for the purpose of being, under his direction, preserved and displayed in such public place as he shall deem proper.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for the above purposes, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, April 18, 1814.
Made the duty of the Secretaries of the War and Navy Departments to collect at the seat of government captured flags, &c. &c.
To be displayed in some public place, designated by the President.
Chap. LXXIX.—An Act to lessen the compensation for marshals, clerks and attorneys in the cases therein mentioned.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the first day of June next, there shall not be allowed or paid to either the Marshal or Attorney of the Districts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, the southern district of New York, or Pennsylvania, nor to the Clerk of the District and Circuit Court of the United States, in either of said districts, any daily compensation for attending on the said courts, and that the Clerks of the District and Circuit Courts of the United States shall be entitled to one half of one per centum and no more on money deposited in court, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
Approved, April 18, 1814.
April 18, 1814.
Act of Feb. 28,1799,ch.19.
Act of March 8, 1824, ch.26.
Certain marshals, attorneys and clerks no longer to have a daily allowance for attending courts.