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United States Statutes at Large, Volume 1, Lists and Tables
United States Congress
Acts of the First Congress of the United States

LIST


OF THE


PUBLIC ACTS OF CONGRESS,


CONTAINED IN VOLUME FIRST.





STATUTE Ⅰ.—1789.

 
Page
Oaths of Office. An act to regulate the time and manner of administering certain oaths. June 1, 1789.
23
Duties on Merchandise imported into the United States. An act for laying a duty on goods, wares, and merchandises imported into the United States. (Repealed.) July 4th, 1789.
24
Notes of Acts laying duties on merchandise imported
24
Duties on Tonnage. An act imposing duties on tonnage. (Repealed.) July 20th, 1799.
27
Department of Foreign Affairs. An act for establishing an executive department to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs. (Altered.) July 27, 1789.
28
Regulation of the Collection of Duties on Tonnage and on Merchandise. An act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandise. (Repealed.) July 31, 1789.
29
Settlement of accounts between the United States and the individual States. An act for settling the accounts between the United States and individual States. (Obsolete.) August 5, 1789.
49
Establishment of the Department of War. An act to establish an executive department, to be denominated the Department of War. (Altered.) August 7, 1789.
49
Government of the North-West Territory provided for. An act to provide for the government of the territory north-west of the river Ohio. (Obsolete.) August 7, 1789.
50
(Ordinance for the government of the territory of the United States north-west of the river Ohio.)
51
Light-houses, Beacons, Buoys, &c. An act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. August 1, 1789.
53
Expenses of Treaties with the Indians, and appointment of Commissioners to manage the same. An act providing for the expenses which may attend negotiations or treaties with the Indian tribes, and the appointment of commissioners for managing the same. (Obsolete.) August 20, 1789.
54
Registering and clearing of Vessels in the Coasting Trade, and regulating the Coasting Trade, &c. An act for registering and clearing vessels, regulating the coasting trade, and for other purposes. (Repealed.) Sept. 1, 1789.
55
Establishment of the Treasury Department. An act to establish the Treasury Department. (Altered.) Sept. 2, 1789.
65
Salaries to Executive Officers with their Assistants. An act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government, with their assistants and clerks. (Obsolete.) Sept. 11, 1789.
67

Safe keeping of the Records and Seal of the United States. An act to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records, and seal of the United States, and for other purposes. Sept. 15, 1789.
68
Act for the Collection of Duties on Tonnage suspended in part, &c. An act to suspend part of an act entitled “An act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises imported into the United States,” and for other purposes. (Expired.) Sept. 16, 1789.
69
Temporary Establishment of the Post-office. An act for the temporary establishment of the post-office. (Obsolete.) Sept. 22, 1789.
70
Compensation to Members of Congress and to the Officers of both Houses. An act for allowing compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and to the officers of both Houses. (Expired.) Sept. 22, 1789.
70
Compensation to the Judges of the Courts of the United States and to the Attorney-General. An act for allowing certain compensation to the judges of the supreme and other courts, and to the Attorney-General of the United States. (Altered.) Sept. 23, 1789.
72
Compensation to the President and Vice-President of the United States. An act for allowing a compensation to the President and Vice-President of the United States. (Supplied.) Sept. 24, 1789.
72
Establishment of the Judicial Courts of the United States. An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States. Sept. 24, 1789.
73
Regulation of Process in the Courts of the United States. An act to regulate processes in the courts of the United States. Sept. 29, 1789.
93
Act for the Registering and Clearing Vessels, and Regulating the Coasting Trade, explained and amended. An act to explain and amend an act entitled “An act for registering and clearing vessels, regulating the coasting trade, and for other purposes.” (Repealed.) Sept. 29, 1789.
94
Appropriations for the Support of Government. An act making appropriations for the service of the present year. (Obsolete.) Sept. 29, 1789.
95
Invalid Pensioners. An act providing for the payment of the invalid pensioners of the United States. (Expired.) Sept. 29, 1789.
95
Establishment of the Troops of the United States recognised and adapted to the Constitution. An act to recognise and adapt to the Constitution of the United States, the establishment of the troops raised under the resolves of the United States, in Congress assembled, and for other purposes therein mentioned. (Repealed.) Sept. 29, 1789.
95
Meeting of Congress. An act to alter the time for the next meeting of Congress. (Obsolete.) Sept. 29, 1789.
96

STATUTE Ⅱ.—1790.

Laws of the United States, giving effect to, in North Carolina. An act for giving effect to the several acts therein mentioned in respect to the State of North Carolina, and other purposes. Feb. 8, 1790.
99
Census of 1790. An act providing for the enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States. (Obsolete.) March 1, 1790.
101
Naturalization. An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization. (Repealed.) March 26, 1790.
103
Appropriations for the Support of Government. An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety. (Obsolete.)  March 26, 1790.
104
Preventing Exportation of Goods not duly inspected according to the Laws of the several States. An act to prevent the exportation of goods not duly inspected according to the laws of the several States. (Repealed.) April 2, 1790.
106
Cession by North Carolina of a District in the Western Territory accepted. An act to accept a cession of the Claims of the State of North Carolina to a certain district of western territory. April 2, 1790.
106
Patents for Useful Inventions. An act to promote the progress of useful arts. (Repealed.) April 10, 1790.
109
The Act to regulate the Collection of Duties on Tonnage and on Merchandise suspended and amended. An act further to suspend part of an act entitled “An act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandises imported into the United States,” and to amend the said act. (Repealed.) April 15, 1790.
112
Punishment of Crimes. An act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States. (Obsolete.) April 30, 1790.
112
Regulating the Army of the United States. An act for regulating the military establishment of the United States. (Repealed.) April 30, 1790.
119
Authentication of the Acts and Judicial Proceedings of the States. An act to prescribe the mode in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings in each State, shall be authenticated so as to take effect in any other State. May 26, 1790.
122
Mitigation of Fines and Forfeitures under the Revenue Laws in certain Cases. An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the forfeitures and penalties accruing under the revenue laws, in certain cases therein mentioned. (Altered and continued.) May 26, 1790.
122
Process in the Courts of the United States. An act to continue in force an act passed at the last session of Congress, entitled “An act to regulate processes in the courts of the United States.” (Expired.) May 26, 1790.
123
Government of the Territory south-west of the river Ohio. An act for the government of the territory of the United States south-west of the river Ohio. (Superseded.) May 26, 1790.
123
Copyright of Books, &c. An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned. (Repealed.) May 31, 1790.
124
Courts of the United States in North Carolina. An act for giving effect to an act entitled “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States” within the State of North Carolina. June 4, 1790.
126
Salaries of Executive Officers of the Government with their assistants. An act supplemental to the act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government, with their assistants and clerks. (Obsolete.) June 4, 1790.
126
Laws of the United States extended to Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. An act for giving effect to the several acts therein mentioned, in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. June 14, 1790.
126
Judicial Courts of the United States in Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. An act for giving effect to an act entitled “An act to establish the Judicial courts of the United States” within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. (Obsolete.) June 23, 1790.
128
Intercourse of the United States and Foreign Nations. An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations. July 1, 1790.
128
The Act for the Census of 1790 extended to Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. An act for giving effect to an act entitled “An act providing for the enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States,” in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. (Obsolete.) July 16, 1790.
129
Purchase of a Tract of Land at West Point. An act to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States. July 5, 1790.
129
Invalid Pensions. An act further to provide for the payment of the invalid Pensioners of the United States. (Supplied.) July 16, 1790.
129
Temporary and permanent Seat of Government established. An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of government of the United States. (Altered.) July 6, 1790.
130
Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchant Service. An act for the government and regulation of seamen in the merchant service. June 20, 1790.
131
Duties on the Tonnage of Ships and Vessels. An act imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels. June 20, 1790.
135
Treaties with the Indians to establish Peace. An act providing for holding a treaty or treaties to establish peace with certain Indian tribes. (Obsolete.) July 20, 1790.
136
Light-houses, Beacons, Buoys, &c. An act to amend the act for the establishment and support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. (Supplied.) July 22, 1790.
137
Regulation of Trade and Intercourse with the Indian Tribes. An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes. (Obsolete.) July 22, 1790.
137
Debt of the United States. An act making provision for the debt of the United States. (Obsolete.) Aug. 4, 1790.
138
Collection of Duties on Merchandise and on Tonnage. An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares, and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels. (Obsolete.) Aug. 4, 1790.
145
Post-Office. An act to continue in force for a limited time an act entitled “An act for the temporary establishment of the post-office. (Expired.) Aug. 4, 1790.
178
Settlement of Accounts between the United States and the individual States. An act to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual States. (Expired.) Aug. 5, 1790.
178
Debt of the United States, Duties on Merchandise, &c. An act making further provision for the payment of the debt of the United States. (Obsolete.) Aug. 10, 1790.
180
Virginia Military Lands north-west of the river Ohio. An act to enable the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental establishment to obtain titles to certain lands lying north-west of the river Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota. Aug. 10, 1790.
182
Light-houses on Portland-Head. An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to finish the light-houses on Portland-Head in the district of Maine. (Obsolete.) Aug. 10, 1790.
184
Circuit Courts in South Carolina and Georgia, and District Court of Pennsylvania. An act to alter the times for holding the Circuit Courts of the United States in the districts of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Pennsylvania shall in future be held at the city of Philadelphia only. (Obsolete.) Aug. 11, 1790.
184
Assent of Congrats to Acts of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island. An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations. (Expired.) Aug. 11, 1790.
184
Appropriations for the Support of Government. An act making certain appropriations therein mentioned. (Expired.) Aug. 12, 1790.
185
Debt of the United States. An act making provision for the reduction of the public debt. Aug. 12, 1790.
186


STATUTE Ⅲ.—1790, 1791.

Provisions of the Act for the Collection of Duties extended to act of August 10, 1790. An act supplementary to the act entitled “An act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States.” (Obsolete.) Dec. 27, 1790.
188
Unlading of Ships and Vessels in cases of Obstruction by Ice. An act to provide for the unlading of ships or vessels in cases of obstruction by ice. (Supplied.) Jan. 7, 1791.
188
Assent of Congress to Acts of Georgia, and Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations extended. An act to continue an act entitled “An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations,” so far as the same respects the States of Georgia and Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations. (Expired and Supplied.) Jan. 10, 1791.
189
State of Kentucky formed and admitted into the Union. An act declaring the consent of Congress that a new state be formed within the jurisdiction of the commonwealth of Virginia, and admitted into this Union by the name of Kentucky. Feb. 4, 1791.
189
Assent of Congress to Act of Maryland. An act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the State of Maryland. (Expired.) Feb. 9, 1791.
190
Appropriations for the Support of Government, &c. An act making appropriations for the support of government during the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) Feb. 11, 1791.
190
State of Vermont admitted into the Union. An act for the admission of the State of Vermont into this Union. Feb. 18, 1791.
191
Process in the Courts of the United States. An act to continue in force for a limited time an act passed at the first session of Congress entitled “An act to regulate processes in the Courts of the United States. (Repealed and Supplied.) Feb. 18, 1791.
191
Representatives in Congress from Kentucky and Vermont. An act regulating the number of representatives to be chosen by the States of Kentucky and Vermont. (Obsolete.) Feb. 25, 1791.
191
Bank of the United States incorporated. An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. (Expired.) Feb. 25, 1791.
191
Bank of the United States, Supplementary Act to the Act incorporating the. An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. (Obsolete.) March 2, 1791.
196
Laws of the United States extended to Vermont. An act giving effect to the laws of the United States within the State of Vermont. March 2, 1791.
197
Debt of the United States, Duties on certain Merchandise. An act to explain and amend an act entitled “An act making further provisions for the payment of the debts of the United States.” March 2, 1791.
198
Meeting of Congress. An Act fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress. March 2, 1791.
198
Duties on Distilled Spirits imported into, and distilled in the United States. An act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same. March 3, 1791.
199
Appropriation for the Recognition of the Treaty with Morocco. An act making appropriation for the purpose therein mentioned. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1791.
214
Temporary and Permanent Seat of the Government. An act to amend an act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States. March 3, 1791.
214
Treasury Department, and farther Compensation to certain Officers. An act supplemental to the act “establishing the Treasury Department,” and for a farther compensation to certain officers. March 3, 1791.
215
Rix-dollar of Denmark. An act relative to the Rix-dollar of Denmark. (Supplied.) March 3, 1791.
215
Salaries of Executive Officers and their Assistants and Clerks. An act in addition to an act entitled “An act for establishing the salaries of the executive officers of government with their assistants and clerks.” March 3, 1791.
216
Compensations to the Commissioners of Loans for Extraordinary Expenses. An act for making compensations to the commissioners of loans, for extraordinary expenses. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1791.
216
Compensation of the Officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States and for Jurors and Witnesses. An act providing compensations for the Officers of the judicial courts of the United States, and for jurors and witnesses, and for other purposes. (Repealed.) March 3, 1791.
216
Post-office. An act to continue in force for a limited time an act entitled “An act for the temporary establishment of the post-office.” March 3, 1791.
218
Act for Payment of Pensions, and for Support of Light-houses, Beacons, &c. continued. An act to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make further provision for the payment of pensions to invalids, and for the support of light-houses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. March 3, 1791.
218
Debt of the United States, Loan in Holland sanctioned. An act supplementary to the act making provision for the reduction of the public debt. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1791.
218
Collection of Duties on Teas and Wines. An act making farther provision for the collection of the duties by law imposed on teas, and to prolong the term for the payment of the duties on wines. (Repealed and Supplied.) March 3, 1791.
219
Lands of the United States granted to Settlers in Vincennes and the Illinois Country. An act for granting lands for the inhabitants and settlers of Vincennes and the Illinois country, in the territory north-west of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their possessions. March 3, 1791.
221
Addition to the Army of the United States and Provisions for the Protection of the Frontiers. An act for raising and adding another regiment to the military establishment of the United States, and for making further provisions for the protection of the frontiers. (Repealed.) March 3, 1791.
222