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ACTS

PASSED

AT THE FIRST 'SESSION

OF THE

TWENTIETH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES

HARVARD

GOLLEGE LIBRARY

ACTS OF THE TWENTIETH CONGRESS

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UNITED STATES: :

PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT

THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ON
MONDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT
RUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN,

John Quincy Adair.s, President. J. C. Calhoun, Vice-President, and President

of the Senate. Nathaniel Macon, President of the Senale, pro-lemporę.
Audrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CHAP. 1. An ACT making partial Appropriations for the support of Govere

meos during the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

1828.

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[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, aud the same are hereby, res s. pectively, appropriated towards the support of Government, ted towards the for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, viz: rernment for the

For compensation granted by law to the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States and Members of the their officers, four hundred and seventy-one thousand eight of Representatives hundred dollars.

For the expenses of fire wood, stationary, printing, and all Expenses of fire other contingent expenses of the two llouses 01 Congress, woo one hundred and six thousand two hundred and three dollars.

Sect. 2. And be it further erructed, That the suins herein sums appropriaappropriated, shall be paid out of any goney in the Treasury they not otherwise appropriated. (Approred, 3d Janwiry, 1828.]

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CHAP. 2. AO ACT to prevent defalcations on the part of the Disbursing

Agents of the Gover tuul, aud for oiber purposes. (Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senale and House of Repre. senlutives of ihe United Slules of America in Congress ussembled, Tuat no money hereafter appropriated shall be paid to any person, for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United praud to be paid States, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into nas tu the v. s. the Treasury, all suins for which he may he liable : Provided, That nothing herein coutained shall be construed to extend to w Lw construed as balances arising solely from the deprecialion of Tieasury aning Translation

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depreciation of service; but in all cases where the pay or salary of any per.

son is withbeld. in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the Accounting Officers, if demanded by the party, his agent or attorney, to report, forthwith, to the agent of the Treasury Department, the balance due ; and it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent and his sureties.

(Approved, 25th January, 1828.)

CHAP 3. An ACT for the Relief of Simeon Broadmeadow.

to issue letten patent to Simeon a Broadmeadow.

Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate und House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Secretary of State That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, authorized

poi and required to issue letters patent, in the usual form, to Si

meon Broadmeadow, for his improved method of exhausting, condensing or propelling air, smoke, gas, or other æriform products ; also, letters patent for his pneumatic engine ; and let. ters patent for his improvement in the steam engine; on his paying into the Treasury the usual fees, and making oath that he is the true inventor and discoverer of the said inventions and improvements, and delivering into the Patent Office mo. dels of the same, with specifications, as is required by the acts of Congress relative to the issuing of letters patent for inven. tions and improvements; and that the same have not, nor bath either of them, to the best of his knowledge or belief, been used or known, either in this or any foreign country : Provided, That the said letters patent shall be subject, to all the conditions, limitations, and restrictions of the said acts of Congress.'

[Approved, 25th January, 1828]

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CHAP. 4. An ACT making appropriations for the payment of the Revolution

ary and other Pensioners of the United States. [Sect. 1.) Be il enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

... That the following sums be, and they are hereby, respectively, red for the year appropriated towards the military service of the year one thou

sand eight hundred and twenty-eight, and for the objects following; that is to say:

For the Pensions of the Revolutionary Pensioners of the Jutionary Pension- United States, in addition to an unexpended balance of former

appropriations, of five hundred and sixty four thousand dollars, two hundred and thirty-six thousand dollars.

For the Invalid and hall pay Pensioners, in addition to a ba. pay Pepsioners. lance of one hundred and forty-one thousand dollars of former

appropriations, one hundred and sixty thousand and ninetyfive dollars.

(Approved, 12th February, 1828.)

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