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38 SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 26. 1800. United Staten singular the rights and privileges given, intendedor provided to citizens ¤¤’·i*l¤d *° M of the United States, respecting patents for new inventions, discoveries, 2;:5: um and improvements, by the act, mtituled "An act to promote the progress Act of Feb. of useful arts, and to repeal the act heretofore matic for that purpose," 21: 179% ****-1*- shall be, and hereby are extended and given to all aliens who at the time of petitioning in the manner prescribed by the sein act, shall have resided for two years within the United Stntes, which privileges shall be obtained, used, and enjoyed, by such persons, in as full and ample manner, and under the same conditions, limitations and restrictions, as hy the said act is provided and directed in the case of citizens of the United States. Oath to be Provided always, That every person petmomng for a patent for any m- ¢¤kF¤ by ¤¤°h vention, art or discovery, pursuant to this act, shall make oath or aflirmu.

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discovery hath patent shall be granted, that such invention, urt or discovery hath not, ¤¤¤ b¤¤¤ Med- to the best of his or her knowledge or belief, been known or used either in this or any foreign oountrg; and that every patent ivhich shall be obtained pursuant to this act, or any invention, art or discovery, which it shall afterwards appear had been known or used previous to such application for a patent, shall be utterly void. The legal mp. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That where zmy person hath yssggzlggs x made, or shall hdve made, any ncw invention , d1sc0very or improvement, vcmm, may 0b_ on account of which a patent might, by virtue of f.ll1S or the abovetain a patent. mentioned act, be granted to such person, and shall die before {my patent shall be granted therefor, the right of applying for and obtaining such patent, shall devolve on the legal representatives of such person in trust for the heirs at law of the deceased, in case he shall have died intestate; but if otherwise, then in trust for his devisees, in as full and ample manner, and under the same conditions, limitations and restrictions, as the same was held or might have been claimed or enjoyed by such person, in his or her lifetime; and when application for a patent shall be made by such legal representatives, the oath or affirmation, provided in the third section of the before-mentioned act, shall be so varied as to be applicable to them. Damages for S20. 3. And be it further enacted, That where any patent shall be, bf¢¤<>b of P¤— or shall have been granted pursuant to this or the above-mentioned act, wm ng}"' and any person without the consent of the patentee, his or her executors, · administrators or assigns iirst obtained in writing, shall make, devise, use, or sell the thing whereof the exclusive right is secured to the said patentee by such patent, such person so offending, shall forfeit and pay to the said patentee, his executors, administrators or assigns, u sum equal to three times the actual damage sustained by such patentee, his To be mo. executors, administrators, or assigns, from or by reason of such oilence, '¤\’¤<l by ¤<='·i<!¤ which sum shall and may be recovered, by action on the case founded 3; °:§c§;°° "' on this and the above-mentioned act, in the circuit court of the United oourt. States, having jurisdiction thereofi Reged orpm Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the fifth section of the abovegit * ° Y°"“°' mentioned act, intituled "An act to promote the progress of useful ° gct of- F€b arts, and to repeal the act heretofore made for that purpose," shall be, 21,1'193,eh.11. and hereby is repealed. Avvnovmi, April 17, 1800. Suruu I. -——-- Apri122, 1800. CHAP. XXVI.-An dat to jir I/ze compensation of I/re Paymastcr-General, umd

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Ac; of Mm}, Sxccrrou 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House ey" Representa- I6, 1802,61- 9. tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the paymaster-general of the army of the United States shall receive cnc hundreei and twenty dollars per month, with the rations and forage of a major, in full compensation for his services and travelling expenses, to