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United States Statutes at Large
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Sixth Congress
The Sixth 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 and in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1801, during the last two years of John Adams's presidency. It was the last Congress of the 18th century and the first to convene in the 19th. The apportionment of seats in House of Representatives was based on the First Census of the United States in 1790. Both chambers had a Federalist majority.Excerpted from 6th United States Congress on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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1st Session[edit]

Public Laws[edit]

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. An Act for reviving and continuing suits and proceedings in the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania. Dec. 24, 1799
2 Chapter II. An Act extending the privilege of franking to William Henry Harrison, the delegate from the territory of the United States, northwest of the Ohio; and making provision for his compensation. Jan. 2, 1800
3 Chapter III. An Act supplementary to the act, intituled “An act to provide for the valuation of Lands and Dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of Slaves, within the United States.” Jan. 2, 1800
4 Chapter IV. An Act for the relief of persons imprisoned for Debt. Jan. 6, 1800
5 Chapter V. An Act for the preservation of peace with the Indian tribes. Jan. 17, 1800
6 Chapter VI. An Act to repeal part of an act, intituled “An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the forfeitures, penalties and disabilities, accruing in certain cases therein mentioned, and to continue in force the residue of the same.” Feb. 11, 1800
7 Chapter VII. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 11, 1800
8 Chapter VIII. An Act giving further time to the holders of Military Warrants, to register, and locate the same. Feb. 11, 1800
9 Chapter IX. An Act to suspend in part, an act, intituled “An act to augment the Army of the United States; and for other purposes.” Feb. 20, 1800
10 Chapter X. An Act further to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof. Feb. 27, 1800
11 Chapter XI. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 27, 1800
12 Chapter XII. An Act providing for the second Census or enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States. Feb. 28, 1800
13 Chapter XIII. An Act in addition to an act intituled “An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for Military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen.” March 1, 1800
14 Chapter XIV. An Act providing for Salvage in cases of Recapture. March 3, 1800
15 Chapter XV. An Act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland and Georgia. March 17, 1800
16 Chapter XVI. An Act to alter the times of holding the District Court in North Carolina. March 19, 1800
17 Chapter XVII. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. March 29, 1800
18 Chapter XVIII. An Act to extend the privilege of franking letters and packages to Martha Washington. April 3, 1800
19 Chapter XIX. An Act to establish an uniform System of Bankruptcy throughout the United States. April 4, 1800
20 Chapter XX. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. April 5, 1800
21 Chapter XXI. An Act to allow a drawback of duties on goods exported to New Orleans, and therein to amend the act intituled “An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.” April 5, 1800
22 Chapter XXII. An Act to continue in force “An act concerning certain fisheries of the United States, and for the regulation and govenment of the fishermen employed therein,” and for other purposes therein mentioned. April 12, 1800
23 Chapter XXIII. An Act to alter the form of certain oaths and affirmations directed to be taken by the act intituled “An act providing for the second census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States.” April 12, 1800
24 Chapter XXIV. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. April 16, 1800
25 Chapter XXV. An Act to extend the privilege of obtaining patents for useful discoveries and inventions, to certain persons therein mentioned, and to enlarge and define the penalties for violating the rights of patentees. April 17, 1800
26 Chapter XXVI. An Act to fix the compensation of the Paymaster-General, and Assistant to the Adjutant-General. April 22, 1800
27 Chapter XXVII. An Act to continue in force the act intituled “An act to authorize the defence of the merchant vessels of the United States against French depredations.” April 22, 1800
28 Chapter XXVIII. An Act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act intituled “An act to prescribe the mode of taking evidence in cases of contested elections for members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and to compel the attendance of witnesses.” April 22, 1800
29 Chapter XXIX. An Act fixing the rank and pay of the commanding officer of the Corps of Marines. April 22, 1800
30 Chapter XXX. An Act supplementary to the Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian Tribes, and to preserve peace on the Frontiers. April 22, 1800
31 Chapter XXXI. An Act to establish a general Stamp Office. April 23, 1800
32 Chapter XXXII. An Act to alter and to establish sundry Post Roads. April 23, 1800
33 Chapter XXXIII. An Act for the better government of the Navy of the United States. April 23, 1800
34 Chapter XXXIV. An Act respecting the Mint. April 24, 1800
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act to continue in force the act in addition to the act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States. April 24, 1800
36 Chapter XXXVI. An Act to repeal the act laying Duties on mills and implements employed in the manufacture of Snuff. April 24, 1800
37 Chapter XXXVII. An Act to make further provision for the removal and accommodation of the Government of the United States. April 24, 1800
38 Chapter XXXVIII. An Act to authorize the President of the United States to accept, for the United States, a cession of jurisdiction of the territory west of Pennsylvania, commonly called the Western Reserve of Connecticut. April 28, 1800
39 Chapter XXXIX. An Act to provide for rebuilding the Lighthouse at New London; for the support of a Lighthouse at Clark’s Point; for the erection and support of a Lighthouse at Wigwam Point, and for other purposes. April 29, 1800
40 Chapter XL. An Act supplementary to the laws now in force, fixing the Compensations of the officers of the Senate and House of Representatives. May 2, 1800
41 Chapter XLI. An Act to divide the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio, into two separate governments. May 7, 1800
42 Chapter XLII. An Act to enable the President of the United States to borrow money for the public service. May 7, 1800
43 Chapter XLIII. An Act to continue in force “An act laying an additional duty on Salt imported into the United States, and for other purposes.” May 7, 1800
44 Chapter XLIV. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 7, 1800
45 Chapter XLV. An Act to authorize the sale and conveyance of lands, in certain cases, by the Marshals of the United States, and to confirm former sales. May 7, 1800
46 Chapter XLVI. An Act for the regulation of public Arsenals and Magazines. May 7, 1800
47 Chapter XLVII. An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred. May 7, 1800
48 Chapter XLVIII. An Act making appropriations for the Military Establishment of the United States, in the year one thousand eight hundred. May 10, 1800
49 Chapter XLIX. An Act to establish the district of Kennebunk, and to annex Lyme to New London; and to alter the district of Bermuda Hundred and City Point; and therein to amend the act intituled “An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.” May 10, 1800
50 Chapter L. An Act supplemental to the act intituled “An act for an amicable settlement of limits with the State of Georgia; and authorizing the establishment of a Government in the Mississippi territory.” May 10, 1800
51 Chapter LI. An Act in addition to the act intituled “An act to prohibit the carrying on the Slave Trade from the United States to any foreign place or country.” May 10, 1800
52 Chapter LII. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 10, 1800
53 Chapter LIII. An Act to provide for equalizing the valuations of unseated lands. May 10, 1800
54 Chapter LIV. An Act supplementary to an act, intituled “An Act to establish the compensation of the officers employed in the collection of the duties on impost and tonnage.” May 10, 1800
55 Chapter LV. An Act to amend the an act intituled “An Act providing for the sale of the lands of the United States, in the territory northwest of the Ohio, and above the the mouth of Kentucky river.” May 10, 1800
56 Chapter LVI. An Act to ascertain the compensation of public Ministers. May 10, 1800
57 Chapter LVII. An Act to make appropriations for the Navy of the United States, during the year one thousand eight hundred. May 10, 1800
58 Chapter LVIII. An Act supplementary to the act entitled “An act to establish the Treasury Department”. May 10, 1800
59 Chapter LIX. An Act to authorize the issuing certain Patents. May 13, 1800
60 Chapter LX. An Act to enlarge the powers of Surveyors of the Revenue. May 13, 1800
61 Chapter LXI. An Act to amend an act intituled “An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States.” May 13, 1800
62 Chapter LXII. An Act to appropriate a certain sum of money to defray the expense of holding a treaty or treaties with the Indians. May 13, 1800
63 Chapter LXIII. An Act directing the payment of a detachment of the militia under the command of Major Thomas Johnson, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. May 13, 1800
64 Chapter LXIV. An Act to retain a further sum on drawbacks for the expenses incident to the allowance and payment thereof, and in lieu of stamp duties on debentures. May 13, 1800
65 Chapter LXV. An Act to authorize certain expenditures, and to make certain appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred. May 13, 1800
66 Chapter LXVI. An Act to lay additional duties on certain articles imported. May 13, 1800
67 Chapter LXVII. An Act appointing the time, and directing the place of the next meeting of Congress. May 13, 1800
68 Chapter LXVIII. An Act to make provision relative to rations for Indians, and to their visits to the seat of Government. May 13, 1800
69 Chapter LXIX. An Act supplementary to the act to suspend part of an act, intituled “An act to augment the Army of the United States, and for other purposes.” May 14, 1800
70 Chapter LXX. An Act supplementary to the act establishing the Mint, and regulating the coins of the United States. May 14, 1800
71 Chapter LXXI. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. May 14, 1800

Public Resolutions[edit]

Resolution Date
Resolution 1. Dec. 24, 1799
Resolution 2. Jan. 6, 1800
Resolution 3. Feb. 3, 1800
Resolution 4. March 29, 1800
Resolution 5. April 16, 1800

2nd Session[edit]

Public Laws[edit]

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. An Act extending the privilege of franking letters to the Delegate from the Territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio; and making provision for his compensation. Dec. 15, 1800
2 Chapter II. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 30, 1801
3 Chapter III. An Act to provide for the erection and support of a Lighthouse at Cape Poge, at the northeasterly part of Martha’s Vineyard. Jan. 30, 1801
4 Chapter IV. An Act to provide for the more convenient organization of the Courts of the United States. Feb. 13, 1801
5 Chapter V. An Act regulating the grants of land appropriated for the refugees from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia. Feb. 18, 1801
6 Chapter VI. An Act making the Port of Biddleford and Pepperrelborough, and the Port of New Bedford, in Massachusetts, ports of entry for ships or vessels, arriving from the Cape of Good Hope, and from places beyond the same. Feb. 18, 1801
7 Chapter VII. An Act to establish the district of Bristol, and to annex the towns of Kittery and Berwick to the district of Portsmouth. Feb. 25, 1801
8 Chapter VIII. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 25, 1801
9 Chapter IX. An Act freeing from postage all letters and packets to John Adams. Feb. 25, 1801
10 Chapter X. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 25, 1801
11 Chapter XI. An Act to continue in force the acts laying duties on licenses for selling wines, and foreign distilled spirits by retail, and so much of the act laying certain duties on snuff and refined sugar as respects a duty on refined sugar, on property sold at auction, and on carriages for the conveyance of persons. Feb. 25, 1801
12 Chapter XII. An Act declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the state of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for the appointment of a Health Officer. Feb. 27, 1801
13 Chapter XIII. An Act to allow the transportation of goods, wares and merchandise, to and from Philadelphia and Baltimore, by the way of Appoquinimink and Sassafras. Feb. 27, 1801
14 Chapter XIV. See Private Acts of the Sixth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 27, 1801
15 Chapter XV. An Act concerning the District of Columbia. Feb. 27, 1801
16 Chapter XVI. An Act supplementary to an act, intituled “An act to divide the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio, into two separate governments.” March 2, 1801
17 Chapter XVII. An Act to add to the district of Massac, on the Ohio, and to discontinue the district of Palmyra in the state of Tennessee, and therein to amend the act, intituled “An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.” March 2, 1801
18 Chapter XVIII. An Act making appropriations for the Military establishment of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and one. March 2, 1801
19 Chapter XIX. An Act to amend the act intituled “An act to establish a general Stamp Office.” March 3, 1801
20 Chapter XX. An Act providing for a Naval peace establishment, and for other purposes. March 3, 1801
21 Chapter XXI. An Act concerning the Mint. March 3, 1801
22 Chapter XXII. An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to employ Clerks for completing the abstracts of the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves. March 3, 1801
23 Chapter XXIII. An Act giving a right of pre-emption to certain persons who have contracted with John Cleves Symmes, or his associates, for lands lying between the Miami rivers, in the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio. March 3, 1801
24 Chapter XXIV. An Act supplementary to the act intituled “An act concerning the District of Columbia.” March 3, 1801
25 Chapter XXV. An Act to amend the act altering the district of Bermuda Hundred and City Point. March 3, 1801
26 Chapter XXVI. An Act authorizing the remission of duties on certain Teas destroyed by fire, while under the care of the officers of the customs, in Providence, Rhode Island. March 3, 1801
27 Chapter XXVII. An Act making appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and one. March 3, 1801
28 Chapter XXVIII. An Act directing the mode of estimating certain foreign coins and currencies, and of making out invoices in certain cases. March 3, 1801
29 Chapter XXIX. An Act to augment the salaries of the district judges in the districts of Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, respectively. March 3, 1801
30 Chapter XXX. An Act in addition to an act intituled “An act making provision for the further accommodation of the household of the President of the United States.” March 3, 1801
31 Chapter XXXI. An Act making appropriations for the Navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and one. March 3, 1801
32 Chapter XXXII. An Act for altering the times and places of holding certain Courts therein mentioned, and for other purposes. March 3, 1801
33 Chapter XXXIII. An Act to amend the act, intituled “An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of Slaves, within the United States,” and to repeal the act, intituled “An act to enlarge the powers of the surveyors of the revenue.” Feb. 27, 1801
34 Chapter XXXIV. An Act for erecting Lighthouses on New Point Comfort, and on Smith’s Point, in the state of Virginia, and on Faulkner’s Island in Long Island Sound, in the state of Connecticut, and for placing buoys in Naraganset Bay. March 3, 1801
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act further to alter and to establish certain Post Roads. March 3, 1801

Public Resolutions[edit]

Resolution Date
Resolution 1. March 2, 1801