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FIFTH CONGRESS.

Sess.

III. Ch. 29, 30.

1799.

Damages and costs to be paid Co the owner of the ship Niger.

How the appropriations arc to be paid.

nine hundred and eighty-seven dollars be appropriated for that purpose. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall be, and hereby is authorized and empowered to cause to be paid to the master and owner of the armed ship Niger, such costs and damages as have been, or may be awarded against the United States, pursuant to the decree of the circuit court of the United States for the district of Virginia, for the capture and detention of the said ship, by the Constitution frigate; and that eleven thousand dollars be appropriated for that purpose. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said appropriations shall be paid out of any monies in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated. Approved, March 2, 1799. CHAP. XXIX.-.Rn .I1et to amend the act intituled "An act rrgulatiflft the grants of land appropriated for military Bervicu, and for the Society of the United Brethren, for propagating the GOllJ'el among the Heathen." SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the fourth section of an act, intituled "An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren, for propagating the gospel among the Heathen," be, and the same is hereby repealed. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the lands set apart by the first section of the above mentioned act, which shall remain unlocated on the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and two, shall be released from the said reservation, and shall be at the free disposition of the United States, in like manner as any other vacant territory of the United States. And that all warrants or claims for lands on account of military services, which shall not, before the day aforesaid, be registered and located, shall be for ever barred. Approved, March 2, 1799. XXX.-An.Bet in addition to an act intituled ".I1n act for the more gene ral promulgation f!f the Laws of the United Statu."

STATUTE

III.

March 1l,1799.

1796, ('h. 46.

STATUTE

Ill. CHAP.

March 2, 1799. Act of March 3, 1795, eh.60. Laws, &e. to be published in oue or more newspapers In

each statc.

Additional copies of the laws of each session to be printed and dis. tributed.

SECTION l. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepresentatifJeJ> of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State shall, as soon as conveniently may De, after he shall receive any order, resolution or law passed by Congress, cause the same to be published at least in one of the public newspapers printed within each state; and whenever in any state, the aforesaid publication shall be found not sufficiently extensive for the promulgation thereof, the Secretary of State shall cause such orders, resolutions and laws to be published in a greater number of newspapers printed within such state, not exceeding three in any state. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the number of copies of the laws now required to be printed, at the end of every session of Congress, there shall be printed, under the direction of the Secretary of State,. five thousand copies; one copy whereof he shall cause to be delivered to each of the judges of the courts of the United States; one copy to the clerks of the said courts respectively, for the use of the said courts; and one copy to each of the district attornies and marshals of the United States :-the rest to be furnished according to the rule for apportioning representatives to the several states, and sent to the Executives thereof, .to be by them distributed according to the