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TWELFTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 111. 1812. 767 for such sum or sums as he may think expedient, but not exceeding in president to the whole the sum of five millions of dollars, to be prepared, signed and ¤¤¤¤° **•=¤¤*¤’>' issued in the manner herein after provided, ¤°*¤¤ *° i¤¤¤¤- Sec. 2. And be it jicrt/ter enacted, That the said treasury notes shall be reimbursed by the United States, at such places, respectively, as may Said notes to be expressed on the face of the said notes, one year, respectively, after be *°l'°b“”°‘l· the day on which the same shall have been issued: from which day of issue they shall bear interest, at the rate of five and two·fifths per centum a year, payable to the owner and owners of such notes, at the treasury, or by the proper commissioner of loans, at the places and times respectively designated on the face of said notes for the payment of principal. Sec. 3. And be it farther enacted, 'I‘hat the said treasury notes shall Nm, g,, y,,, be respectively signed, in behalf of the United States, by persons to signed. be appointed for that purpose by the President of the United States: two of which persons shall sign each note, and shall each receive, as a compensation for that service, at the rate of one dollar and twenty-tive cents for every hundred notes thus signed by them respectively; and the said iljc be cc•m· notes shall likewise be countersigned by the commissioner of loans for '·°""$“°"· that state where the notes may respectively be made payable. Sue. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- gwsmy Ogsury be, and he is hereby authorized, with the approbation of the Presi- the Treasury, dent of the United States, to cause to be issued such portion of the said g2S°;f°:‘;e'g;;:' treasury notes as the President may think expedient in payment of sup- iden;,;,, cause; plies, or debts due by the United States, to such public creditors, or Pvt-i¤¤ ¤*` Qld other persons, as may choose to receive such notes in payment, as afore- x;?' b° "' said, at par: and the Secretary of the Treasury is further authorized, ’ ' with the approbation of the President of the United States, to borrow, from time to time, not under par, such sums as the President may think expedient, on the credit of such notes. And it shall be a good execution of this provision to pay such notes to such bank or banks as will receive the same at par and give credit to the treasurer of the United States for the amount thereof; on`the day on which the said notes shall thus be issued and paid to such bank or banks respectively. Sec. 5. And be ttjirrtlzcr enacted, That the said treasury notes shall be The nom transferable by delivery and assignment endorsed thereon by the person to  ;l whose order the same shall, on the face thereof, have been made payable. ,,.5,;..,,,.3,,;, Sec. 6. And be it fur-titer enacted, That the said treasury notes, Tp be meshwherever made payable, shall be every where received in payment of all Nfl $1 p¤y¤¤¤¤é duties and taxes laid by the authority of the United States, and of all ;’,m_""°' °° public lands sold by the said authority. On every such payment, credit

hall be given for the amount of both the principal and the interest

which, on the day of such payment, may appear due on the note or notes thus given in payment. And the said interest shall, on such payments, be computed at the rate of one cent and one half of a cent per day on every hundred dollars of principal, and each month shall be computed as containing thirty days. _ Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That any person making payment payment of to the United States in the said treasury notes into the hands of any col- ;*°°;*;L;;:° lector, receiver of public monies, or other public officer or agent, shall, 8;% 0, ,,,,0 ’ on books kept according to such forms as shall be prescribed by the banks to the Secretary of the Treasury, give duplicate certificates of the number and g;g§d°é`&:' respective amount of principal and interest of each and every treasury ' note thus paid by such person; and every collector, receiver of public monies, or other public officer, or agent, who shall thus receive any of the said treasury notes in payment, shall, on payment of thelsame into the treasury, or into one of the banks where the public monies are, or may be deposited, receive credit both for the principal and for the interest, computed as aforesaid, which, on the day of such last mentioned, payment, shall appear due on the note or notes thus paul in. And he