That the general assembly shall meet at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be on the first Monday of December, unless they shall by law appoint a different day: Provided, that the governor shall have power on extraordinary occasions to convene the general assembly.
Adjournment thereof.Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That neither house during the session of the general assembly shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two houses shall be sitting.
The commissioners of the United States may finally settle with Georgia by compromise.
April 7, 1798, ch. 28.Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners appointed, or who may hereafter be appointed on the part of the United States, in pursuance of 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,” or any two of them, finally to settle by compromise with the commissioners, which have been or may be appointed by the state of Georgia, any claims mentioned in said act, and to receive in behalf of the United States a cession of any lands therein mentioned, or of the jurisdiction thereof, on such terms as to them shall appear reasonable:They may inquire into the claims of individuals. and also, that the said commissioners on the part of the United States, or any two of them, be authorized to inquire into the claims which are or shall be made by settlers or any other persons whatsoever, to any part of the aforesaid lands, and to receive from such settlers and claimants any propositions of compromise which may be made by them, and lay a full statement of the claims and the propositions which may be made to them by the settlers or claimants to any part of the said lands, together with the opinion thereon, before Congress, for their decision thereon, as soon as may be:Provisoes. Provided, that the settlement shall be made and completed before the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and three: And provided also, that the said commissioners shall not contract for the payment of any money from the treasury of the United States to the state of Georgia, other than the proceeds of the same lands.
Approved, May 10, 1800.
Act of Feb. 28, 1803, ch. 10.
Act of March 2, 1807, ch. 22.
Penalty on citizens having an interest in vessels employed in the slave trade.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United States, or other person residing within the United States, directly or indirectly to hold or have any right or property in any vessel employed or made use of in the transportation or carrying of slaves from one foreign country or place to another, and any right or property, belonging as aforesaid, shall be forfeited, and may be libelled and condemned for the use of the person who shall sue for the same; and such person, transgressing the prohibition aforesaid, shall also forfeit and pay a sum of money equal to double the value of the right or property in such vessel, which he held as aforesaid; and shall also forfeit a sum of money equal to double the value of the interest which he may have had in the slaves, which at any time may have been transported or carried in such vessel, after the passing of this act, and against the form thereof.
- See act of March 22, 1794, chap. 11, and notes, Vol. i. 347.