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settled as aforesaid shall cease and determine and the title thereof shall revest in the United States in the same manner as if this law had not passed.

Settlers’ claims against contractors not to be impaired.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act shall be taken or considered in any manner to impair or affect the claims of the said settlers against any person or persons for or by reason of any contracts heretofore made by them, but that the same contracts shall be and remain in the same state as if this law had not passed.

Approved, March 3, 1795.


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March 3, 1795
[Obsolete.]

Chap. Ⅼ.—An Act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States.[1]


Secretary of State to cause an edition of the laws, &c. to be printed.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States, the Secretary for the department of State shall, after the end of the next session of Congress, cause to be printed and collated at the public expense, a complete edition of the laws of the United States,1799, ch. 30. comprising the constitution of, the United States, the public acts then in force, and the treaties, together with an index to the same.

A certain number of copies to be distributed among the states.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That four thousand five hundred copies of the said edition shall be divided by the said secretary, among the respective states, and the territories northwest and south of the river Ohio, according to the rule for apportioning representatives; and that the proportion of each state or territory shall be transmitted by the said secretary to the governor or supreme executive magistrate thereof,1814, ch. 69. to be deposited in such fixed and convenient place in each county, or other subordinate civil division of such state or territory, as the executive or legislature thereof shall deem most conducive to the general information of the people: Some to be reserved.and that five hundred copies of the said edition be reserved for the future disposition of Congress.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the acts passed at each succeeding session of Congress, including future treaties, shall be printed and distributed, in like manner and proportion.

Approved, March 3, 1795.


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March 3, 1795
[Obsolete.]

Chap. ⅬⅠ.—An Act making provision for the purposes of Trade with the Indians.


Goods to be purchased for supplying the Indians.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a sum, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, be appropriated to the purchase of goods for supplying the Indians within the limits of the United States, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five; and that the sale of such goods be made under the direction of the President of the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1795.


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March 3, 1795
[Obsolete.]

Chap. ⅬⅡ.—An Act to regulate the Compensation of Clerks.


Compensations of clerks in the departments may be varied for the present year.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the department of State and the Secretary of the department of War, be authorized to vary, for the present year, the compensations heretofore established for clerks in their respective departments, in such manner as the services to be performed

  1. See an Act for the more general promulgation of the laws of the United States, March 2, 1799, ch. 30.