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United States Statutes at Large
Public Acts of the Third Congress
The Third United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia Pennsylvania from March 4, 1793 to March 3, 1795, during the fifth and sixth years of George Washington's Presidency.Excerpted from 3rd United States Congress on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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1st Session[edit]

Public Laws[edit]

ACTS OF THE THIRD CONGRESS

of the

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the second day of December, 1793, and ended on the ninth day of June, 1794.

George Washington, President; John Adams, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; Ralph Izard, President of the Senate pro tempore; Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. An Act making an alteration in the Flag of the United States. Jan. 13, 1794
2 Chapter II. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 12, 1794
3 Chapter III. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 19, 1794
4 Chapter IV. An Act in alteration of the act establishing a Mint and regulating the Coins of the United States. March 3, 1794
5 Chapter V. An Act for the remission of the duties arising on the tonnage of sundry French vessels which have taken refuge in the ports of the United States. March 7, 1794
6 Chapter VI. An Act making Appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. March 14, 1794
7 Chapter VII. An Act making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse of the United States with foreign nations; and further to continue in force the act intituled “An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations.” March 20, 1794
8 Chapter VIII. An Act authorizing a Loan of one million of Dollars. March 20, 1794
9 Chapter IX. An Act to provide for the Defence of certain Ports and Harbors in the United States. March 20, 1794
10 Chapter X. An Act making appropriations for the support of the Military establishment of the United States, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. March 21, 1794
11 Chapter XI. An Act to prohibit the carrying on the Slave Trade from the United States to any foreign place or country. March 22, 1794
12 Chapter XII. An Act to provide a Naval Armament. March 27, 1794
13 Chapter XIII. An Act allowing Major General La Fayette his Pay and Emoluments while in the service of the United States. March 27, 1794
14 Chapter XIV. An Act to provide for the erecting and repairing of Arsenals and Magazines, and for other purposes. April 2, 1794
15 Chapter XV. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. April 2, 1794
16 Chapter XVI. An Act transferring, for a limited time, the Jurisdiction of Suits and Offences from the District to the Circuit Court of New Hampshire, and assigning certain Duties in respect to Invalid Pensioners, to the Attorney of the said District. April 3, 1794
17 Chapter XVII. An Act to authorize the President of the United States in certain cases to alter the place for holding a session of Congress. April 3, 1794
18 Chapter XVIII. An Act to provide for placing buoys on certain rocks off the harbor of New London, and in Providence river, and other places. April 5, 1794
19 Chapter XIX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. April 18, 1794
20 Chapter XX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. April 18, 1794
21 Chapter XXI. An Act limiting the Time for presenting Claims for destroyed Certificates of certain Descriptions. April 21, 1794
22 Chapter XXII. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. April 30, 1794
23 Chapter XXIII. An Act to establish the Post-office and Post-roads within the United States. May 8, 1794
24 Chapter XXIV. An Act providing for raising and organizing a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers. May 9, 1794
25 Chapter XXV. An Act supplementary to “An act to provide for the Defence of certain Ports and Harbors in the United States.” May 9, 1794
26 Chapter XXVI. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. May 9, 1794
27 Chapter XXVII. An Act directing a Detachment from the Militia of the United States. May 9, 1794
28 Chapter XXVIII. An Act to erect a Lighthouse on the headland of Cape Hatteras; and a lighted Beacon on Shell Castle Island in the harbor of Occacock in the state of North Carolina. May 13, 1794
29 Chapter XXIX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. May 19, 1794
30 Chapter XXX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. May 19, 1794
31 Chapter XXXI. An Act for erecting a Lighthouse on the Island of Seguin in the district of Maine, and for erecting a beacon and placing three buoys at the entrance of Saint Mary’s river, in the state of Georgia. May 19, 1794
32 Chapter XXXII. An Act further to authorize the Adjournment of Circuit Courts. May 19, 1794
33 Chapter XXXIII. An Act prohibiting for a limited time the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition, and encouraging the Importation of the same. May 22, 1794
34 Chapter XXXIV. An Act to continue in force the act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt. May 30, 1794
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act to alter the time for the next annual meeting of Congress. May 30, 1794
36 Chapter XXXVI. An Act further extending the time for receiving on loan the Domestic Debt of the United States. May 30, 1794
37 Chapter XXXVII. An Act making provision for the payment of the interest on the balances due to certain States, upon a final settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States. May 31, 1794
38 Chapter XXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. May 31, 1794
39 Chapter XXXIX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. June 4, 1794
40 Chapter XL. An Act providing for the payment of the second instalment due on a Loan made of the Bank of the United States. June 4, 1794
41 Chapter XLI. An Act to authorize the President of the United States to lay, regulate and revoke Embargoes. June 4, 1794
42 Chapter XLII. An Act for extending the Benefit of a Drawback and Terms of Credit in certain cases, and for other purposes. June 4, 1794
43 Chapter XLIII. An Act to extend the Term of Credit for Teas imported in the ship Argonaut; and to permit the export of Goods saved out of the wreck of the snow Freelove. June 4, 1794
44 Chapter XLIV. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. June 4, 1794
45 Chapter XLV. An Act laying duties upon Carriages for the conveyance of Persons. June 5, 1794
46 Chapter XLVI. An Act to authorize the President of the United States during the recess of the present Congress, to cause to be purchased or built a number of Vessels to be equipped as Galleys, or otherwise, in the service of the United States. June 5, 1794
47 Chapter XLVII. An Act authorizing a settlement of certain expenses of the Commissioners of Loans. June 5, 1794
48 Chapter XLVIII. An Act laying duties on licenses for selling Wines and foreign distilled spirituous liquors by retail. June 5, 1794
49 Chapter XLIX. An Act making further provision for securing and collecting the Duties on foreign and domestic distilled Spirits, Stills, Wines and Teas. June 5, 1794
50 Chapter L. An Act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States. June 5, 1794
51 Chapter LI. An Act laying certain duties upon Snuff and Refined Sugar. June 5, 1794
52 Chapter LII. An Act in addition to the “Act for making further and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States.” June 7, 1794
53 Chapter LIII. An Act for the remission of the duties on certain distilled spirits destroyed by fire. June 7, 1794
54 Chapter LIV. An Act laying additional Duties on Goods, Wares and Merchandise imported into the United States. June 7, 1794
55 Chapter LV. An Act allowing an additional compensation to the principal Clerks in the Department of State, and the Treasury and War Departments, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. June 7, 1794
56 Chapter LVI. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. June 7, 1794
57 Chapter LVII. An Act concerning Invalids. June 7, 1794
58 Chapter LVIII. An Act supplementary to the act intituled “An act to promote the progress of Useful Arts.” June 7, 1794
59 Chapter LIX. An Act to continue in force for a limited time, the act supplementary to the act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. June 7, 1794
60 Chapter LX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. June 7, 1794
61 Chapter LXI. An Act declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the state of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for the appointment of a Health Officer. June 9, 1794
62 Chapter LXII. An Act to amend the act intituled “An act to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental Establishment, to obtain titles to certain Lands lying northwest of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota. June 9, 1794
63 Chapter LXIII. An Act making appropriations for certain purposes therein expressed. June 9, 1794
64 Chapter LXIV. An Act making certain alterations in the act for establishing the Judicial Courts, and altering the time and place of holding certain courts. June 9, 1794
65 Chapter LXV. An Act laying duties on property sold at Auction. June 9, 1794

Public Resolutions[edit]

Resolution Date
Resolution 1. March 20, 1794
Resolution 2. March 26, 1794
Resolution 3. April 2, 1794
Resolution 4. April 18, 1794
Resolution 5. May 7, 1794
Resolution 6. June 9, 1794
Resolution 7. June 9, 1794
Resolution 8. 1794

2nd Session[edit]

Public Acts[edit]

ACTS OF THE THIRD CONGRESS

of the

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the third day of November, 1794, and ended on the third day of March, 1795.

George Washington, President; John Adams, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; Henry Tazewell, President of the Senate pro tempore, from the twenty-fifth of February, 1795; Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. An Act to authorize the President to call out and station a corps of Militia, in the four western Counties of Pennsylvania, for a limited time. Nov. 29, 1794
2 Chapter II. An Act extending the privilege of franking to James White, the delegate from the Territory of the United States, south of the river Ohio; and making provision for his compensation. Dec. 3, 1794
3 Chapter III. An Act to amend and explain the twenty-second section of “the act establishing the Judicial Courts of the United States.” Dec. 12, 1794
4 Chapter IV. An Act authorizing a Loan of two million of Dollars. Dec. 18, 1794
5 Chapter V. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Dec. 18, 1794
6 Chapter VI. An Act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five; and for the expenses of the Militia lately called into the service of the United States. Dec. 31, 1794
7 Chapter VII. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 1, 1795
8 Chapter VIII. An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety five. Jan. 2, 1795
9 Chapter IX. An Act to regulate the pay of the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates of the Militia of the United States, when called into actual service, and for other purposes. Jan. 2, 1795
10 Chapter X. An Act authorizing the transfer of the Stock standing to the credit of certain States. Jan. 2, 1795
11 Chapter XI. An Act providing for the payment of certain instalments of foreign debts; and of the third instalment due on a loan made of the Bank of the United States. Jan. 8, 1795
12 Chapter XII. An Act for reviving certain suits and process which have been discontinued in the District Court of Pennsylvania. Jan. 28, 1795
13 Chapter XIII. An Act further extending the time for receiving on loan the Domestic Debt of the United States. Jan. 28, 1795
14 Chapter XIV. An Act for the remission of the tonnage Duties on certain French Vessels. Jan. 28, 1795
15 Chapter XV. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 28, 1795
16 Chapter XVI. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 28, 1795
17 Chapter XVII. An Act supplementary to the several acts imposing duties on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States. Jan. 29, 1795
18 Chapter XVIII. An Act making further provision in cases of Drawbacks. Jan. 29, 1795
19 Chapter XIX. An Act in addition to the act entitled “An act to regulate the pay of the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates of the Militia of the United States, when called into actual service, and for other purposes.” Jan. 29, 1795
20 Chapter XX. An Act to establish an uniform rule of Naturalization; and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject. Jan. 29, 1795
21 Chapter XXI. An Act to amend the act intituled “An act making alterations in the Treasury and War departments.” Feb. 13, 1795
22 Chapter XXII. An Act to authorize the allowance of drawback on part of the cargo of the ship Enterprise. Feb. 13, 1795
23 Chapter XXIII. An Act relative to the compensations of certain officers employed in the collection of the duties of impost and tonnage. Feb. 14, 1795
24 Chapter XXIV. An Act supplementary to the act concerning Invalids. Feb. 21, 1795
25 Chapter XXV. An Act for the reimbursement of a Loan authorized by an Act of the last Session of Congress. Feb. 21, 1795
26 Chapter XXVI. An Act authorizing the erection of a Lighthouse near the entrance of Georgetown Harbor, in the State of South Carolina. Feb. 21, 1795
27 Chapter XXVII. An Act to establish the Office of Purveyor of Public Supplies. Feb. 23, 1795
28 Chapter XXVIII. An Act to continue in force the Act “for ascertaining the fees in admiralty proceedings in the District Courts of the United States, and for other purposes.” Feb. 25, 1795
29 Chapter XXIX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 25, 1795
30 Chapter XXX. An Act to amend the act entitled “An act to establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States.” Feb. 25, 1795
31 Chapter XXXI. An Act supplememary to the act, intituled “An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the Duties on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels. Feb. 26, 1795
32 Chapter XXXII. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 27, 1795
33 Chapter XXXIII. An Act to provide some present relief to the officers of government, and other citizens, who have suffered in their property by the Insurgents in the western counties of Pennsylvania. Feb. 27, 1795
34 Chapter XXXIV. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 27, 1795
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act for allowing an additional compensation to the Judges of the districts of Rhode Island and Delaware. Feb. 27, 1795
36 Chapter XXXVI. An Act to provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions; and to repeal the Act now in force for those purposes. Feb. 28, 1795
37 Chapter XXXVII. An Act to continue in force for a limited time the acts therein mentioned. March 2, 1795
38 Chapter XXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1795
39 Chapter XXXIX. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1795
40 Chapter XL. An Act relative to cessions of jurisdiction in places where lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers have been, or may hereafter be erected and fixed. March 2, 1795
41 Chapter XLI. An Act relative to the passing of coasting vessels between Long Island and Rhode Island. March 2, 1795
42 Chapter XLII. See Private Acts of the Third Congress in Volume 6. March 2, 1795
43 Chapter XLIII. An Act to alter and amend the act intituled “An act laying certain duties upon Snuff and refined Sugar.” March 3, 1795
44 Chapter XLIV. An Act for continuing and regulating the military establishment of the United States, and for repealing sundry acts heretofore passed on that subject. March 3, 1795
45 Chapter XLV. An Act making further provision for the support of Public Credit, and for the redemption of the Public Debt. March 3, 1795
46 Chapter XLVI. An Act making further appropriations for the Military and Naval establishments, and for the support of Government. March 3, 1795
47 Chapter XLVII. An Act supplementary to the act intituled “An act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States.” March 3, 1795
48 Chapter XLVIII. An Act for the more effectual recovery of Debts due from individuals to the United States. March 3, 1795
49 Chapter XLIX. An Act to authorize a grant of lands to the French inhabitants of Galliopolis, and for other purposes therein mentioned. March 3, 1795
50 Chapter L. An Act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States. March 3, 1795
51 Chapter LI. An Act making provision for the purposes of Trade with the Indians. March 3, 1795
52 Chapter LII. An Act to regulate the Compensation of Clerks. March 3, 1795
53 Chapter LIII. An Act authorizing the exportation of Arms, Cannon and Military Stores in certain cases. March 3, 1795

Public Resolutions[edit]

Resolution Date
Resolution 1. March 3, 1795