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TWENTY-FIRST CONGRESS. Sess. 1. Ch. 153. 1830. 415 of the treasury, with a full and exact description of the date of such bond, the amount due thereon, and the names of all the obligors thereto; and the solicitor of the treasury shall thereupon make such entry thereof as that the said attorney may duly appear chargeable therewith, until the amount thereof shall have been paid to the United States, or he shall have obtained judgment thereon, and delivered execution to the marshal, or shall otherwise have been duly discharged therefrom: and the several district _Statemerits by attorneys of the United States shall, immediately after the end of every d‘°*"°* f°*“?;‘ term of the circuit and district courts of the United States, in their re- g:£3},,g°,¤§Lg_.; spective districts, forward to the solicitor of the treasury a full and parti- oided. cular statement, as well of all cases in which the United States are party, which are pending in said courts, as of those which may have been decided during such term, accompanied by a certificate of the clerk of such court; and it shall be the duty of the solicitor of the treasury to make Comparison constant and strict comparisons and examinations of the said returns of ¤f ¤*¤¤¤m°¤*°» the district attomeys, and of the reports made by the collectors of bonds Eggs; r°P°"° delivered to the attorneys for suit; and if it. shall appear that any collec- ` tor shall make return of any bond as in suit, or delivered for suit, which is not, at the time, in suit, or delivered for suit, or shall return any bond as in suit, for the whole amount thereof, when part thereof has been paid to him, or as in suit for more than is actually due thereon, the solicitor of the treasury shall, immediately upon discovery thereof, communicate the same to the President of the United States; and it shall Collector to further be the duty of each collector to accompany his return for the last wld ¤¢§=<>¤¤{¤ quarter of every year with a particular account of bonds in suit, stating °f b°“d° m ““"‘ the amount actually unpaid on each; and to the truth of such account he shall certify on oath. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That when any suit or action for the $t¤¢<->m¤¤¤¤ of recovery of any line, penalty, or forfeiture, shall be instituted or com- ;::;;r£°'&f‘“°“# menced, a statement of such suit or action shall be immediately trans- ’ ` mitted to the solicitor of the treasury, by the attorney instituting the same; and whenever any seizure shall be made for the purpose of enforcing any forfeiture, the collector or other person causing such seizure to be made, shall, in like manner, immediately give information thereof to the solicitor of the treasury. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said solicitor shall have Instructions power to instruct the district attorneys, marshals, and clerks of the circuit gfarSh;i;°'“‘;P:d and district courts of the United States, in all matters and proceedings, c1e,.k,,_ ’ appertaining to suits in which the United States is a party, or interested, and cause them or either of them, to report to him from time to time, any information he may require in relation to the same. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all moneys recovered or col- Report of mo. lected by the solicitor of the treasury, or under his direction, shall be “°Y“ "°°°'°'°d· reported by him to the officer from whom the bond or other evidence of debt was received, and proper credit be given therefor; and he shall report in like manner all credits allowed by due course of law, on any suits under his direction. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the autor for the solicitor of the treasury, with the approbation of the Secretary of the E<>v¤f¤¤¤¤¤* of Treasury, to establish such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, °°“°°t°"¤ &‘°' for the observance of collectors, district attorneys, and marshals respecting suits in which the United States are parties, as may be deemed necessary for the just responsibility of those officers, and the prompt collection of all revenues and debts due and accruing to the United States. Sec. S. And be it farther enacted, That it shall be the duty of the {*-¢<=<>¤¤*l of solicitor of the treasury to obtain from the several district attorneys of °`"t°‘ the United States, full and accurate accounts of all causes and actions pending in the courts of the United States, in which the United States shall be plaintiffs, on the fourth dny of July next; and shall cause an