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TENTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 50. 1808. 485 thereof, before any court of the United States, or of the territories there- Penalty of on having cognizance of such ofience, be adjudged guilty of u high mis- ¢l¤r¤¤ •b¤¤¤¤¤d demeanor, and shall be fined three thousand dollars; and every such d°"°"‘ contract or agreement as aforesaid shall moreover be absolutely void and of no effect: Provided nevertheless, that in all cases where any sum or Advances Sums of money shall have been advanced on the part of the United r¤¤d¤ by the U- States, in consideration of any such contract or agreement, the same S“?g""° l’° '“‘ shall be forthwith repaid; and in case of refusal or delay to repay the Pm i same, when demanded, by the proper officer of the department under whose authority such contract or agreement shall have been made or entered into, every person so refusing or delaying, together with his surety or sureties, shall be forthwith prosecuted at law for the recoverv of any such sum or sums of money advanced as aforesaid. U Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained Provisions of shall extend, or be construed to extend to any contract or agreement, ml' *:1*** {'°* *° made or entered into, or accepted, by any incorporated company, where ;;i.38du;:,I;°;f such contract or agreement shall be made for the general benefit of such nies, or to biils incorporation or company; nor to the purchase or sale of bills of exchange °f;‘°g*'“€° ¤°· or other property by any member of Congress, where the same shall be $,:8;;;,,]:%- ready for delivery, and for which payment shall be made at the time of Congress. making or entering into the contract or agreement. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in every such contract or Members of agreement to be made or entered into, or accepted as aforesaid, there C°“¥¥’:“5 bm "° shall be inserted an express condition that no member of Congress shall gixguiar y be admitted to any share or part of such contract or agreement, or to clauses from any benent to arise thereupon. P"‘$f‘P’“"j" in Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any officer of the United {7;,,,; M_ States, on behalf of the United States, shall directly or indirectly make Penalties upor enter into any contract, bargain, or agreement, in writing or other- °m§;£° '““ · wise, other than such as are herein excepted, with any member of Con- ,,.;%,5 wit; com grass, such officer so onending, on conviction thereof before any court members of having jurisdiction thereof, shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a C°"g"°°*’· high misdemeanor, and be fined in a sum of three thousand dollars. Sec. 5. And be it further emuted, That from and aiier the passing Secretary or of this act it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, Score- *h*= T*’°¤S¤¤’» tary of War, Secretary of the Navy, and the Postmaster-General annually, ggé g°é,,;,‘j to lay before Congress, a statement of all the contracts which have been gms, annual made in their respective departments, during the year preceding such ¤*“*~‘”“°¤*° °*` report, exhibiting in such statement the name of the contractor, the §;"S,’:?ile`;;;;],°j article or thing contracted for, the place where the article was to be ments. delivered, or the thing performed, the sum to be paid for its performance or delivery, the date and duration of the contract. Anvnovsn, April 2], 1808. -—- S·r.A·rvr1: 1. CHAP. L.-—.d*n. det for the establishment of a Turnpike Company in the county April 2], {SOB_ of ./Ylcxandria, in the District of Columbia. —-——-——————- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United A bP¤{‘l °Y States of America in Congress assembled, That Jonah Thompson, Tho- mas Swann, Charles Alexander, Edmund I. Lec, Jacob Hoffman, Cuth- subscriptions, bert Powel, and John Mandeville, or a majority of them, be, and they ¤PP°l¤*°d· are hereby constituted a board of commissioners, with full power and authority to open, or cause to be opened, books for receiving and entering subscriptions for raising e capital stock, not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, in shares of fifty dollars each, for the purpose of opening, gravelling, and improving a road not exceeding one hundred, nor less than thirty feet wide, between the town of Alexandria and Bridgepoint, on Alexander’s island, opposite the city of Washingtpn, End of erecting · s