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ACTS OF THE EIGHTH CONGRESS or me UNITED STATES, Passed at the frst session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the seventeenth day of October, 1803, and ended on the twenty-seventh day of March, 1804. Trroruns Jrzmrmnsou, President; Annorr Bunn, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate; Jour: Brtowu, President of the Senate pro tempore, from the 31st of October to the 19th of December, 1803, and from the 26th of January to the 25th of February, 1804; Jesse Firsivxuu, President of the Senate pro tempore, from the 14th of March, 1804; Narmnrnr. Macon, Speaker of the House of Representatives. STATUTE I. CHAPTER I.-An Act to enable the President of the [hailed States to take possession 0c;, 3l, 1803, of the territories ceded by France to the United States, by the treaty concluded at ···i‘·‘··— Paris, on the lhirlieth of otpril last; and for the temporary government thereofl Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Louisiana ,0 States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the bstaksnposscs- United States be, and he is hereby authorized to take possession ot] and ,(f;n:’g,.:;° occupy the territory ceded by France to the United States, by the treaty U. States. G concluded at Paris, on the thirtieth day of April last, between the two Authvrity qf nations; and that he may for that purpose, and in order to maintain in g‘§ug;£?°:;t;" the said territories the authority of the United States, employ any part blished. i of the army and navy of the United States, and of the force authorized Act <>FM¤r¤h by an act passed the third day of March last, intituled "An act direct- §p18£)3·r;:;{°:`£ ing a detachment from the militia of the United States, and for erecting iiiii The miii; certain arsenals/’ which he may deem necessary: and so much of the !=¤y,_ civil Md sum appropriated by the said act as may be necessary, is hereby appro- dpgwgfg priated for the purpose of carrying this act into effect; to be applied oemig oryme under the direction of the President of the United States. enstingsovcrn- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That until the expiration of the 2:;:,** 2: 3; present session of Congress, unless provision for the temporary govern- President may ment of the said territories be sooner made by Congress, all the military, direct f¤r the civil and judicial powers, exercised by the officers of the existing govern- }’,f,‘;;‘f)€:;j’l‘:s°f‘h° ment of the same, shall be vested in such person and persons, and shall Act of Niarch be exercised in such manner, as the President of the United States shall 26,18% ch·38- direct for maintaining and protecting the inhabitants of Louisiana in Q`_;’t,‘;,’,E°:,‘:';'Q' the free enjoyment of their liberty, property and religion. Ade of April s,` Approved, October 31, 1803. 1812, cb- 50- ——-·-—· Sruvrr: I. Crue. II.-dn Act authorizing the creation of a stock, to the amount of eleyen Nov. 10, 1803. millions two hundred and thousand dollars, for the purpose { carrying into —·—···;·· eyect the convention of the l irtiet/2 of _./Hpril, one thousand ergll hundred and [Obsolete.] t ree, between the United States if America and the French Republic; and making provision for the payment of the same. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the pgrpose of cwx