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day in June next, divide the members into two classes, in manner following, to wit: Those members who are now in office, and, by virtue of their election in June last, shall be entitled to take their seats in the new board, as members from the wards in which they shall, respectively, reside, shall be placed in the first class;First class. and those members who shall be elected from the same wards in June next,Second class. shall be placed in the second class; and the other members shall be placed in theirOthers by lot. respective classes by lot; and the seats of the first class shall be vacated at the end of the first year, and the seats of the second classVacation of aldermen’s seats. shall be vacated at the end of the second year; so that one member shall be elected in each ward every year thereafter. And the members ofAldermen are, ex officio, justices of the peace unless holding military or naval commissions. the board of aldermen shall be hereafter, ex officio, justices of the peace for the county of Washington, unless holding commissions in the army or navy of the United States.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force for and during the term of twenty years, and until Congress shall, by law, determine otherwise.

Approved, May 15, 1820.

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May 15, 1820.
Chap. CVII.—An Act providing for the better organization of the Treasury Department.Act of March 3, 1817, ch. 45.

Act of March 3, 1797, ch. 20.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of such officer of the Treasury Department as theAn officer to be designated by the President, as agent of the treasury. President of the United States shall, from time to time, designate for that purpose, as the agent of the treasury, to direct and superintend all orders, suits, or proceedings, in law or equity, for the recovery of money, chattels, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, in the name, and for the use of the United States.

Officers receiving public money before it is paid into the treasury, failing to account—Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the thirtieth day of September next, if any collector of the revenue, receiver of public money, or other officer who shall have received the public money before it is paid into the treasury of the United States, shall fail to render his account, or pay over the same in the manner, or within the time required by law, it shall be the dutyThe 1st comptroller to state and certify the amount due— of the first comptroller of the treasury to cause to be stated the account of such collector, receiver of public money, or other officer, exhibiting truly the amount due to the United States, and certify the same to the agent of the treasury,The agent to issue a warrant of distress against delinquent and sureties to the marshal. who is hereby authorized and required to issue a warrant of distress against such delinquent officer and his sureties, directed to the marshal of the district in which such delinquent officer and his surety or sureties shall reside; and where the said officer and his surety or sureties shall reside in different districts, or where they, or either of them, shall reside in a district other than that in which the estate of either may be situate, which may be intended to be taken and sold, then such warrant shall be directed to the marshals of such districts, and to their deputies respectively; therein specifying the amount with which such delinquent is chargeable,Marshal or deputy to proceed to levy and collect by distress and sale of goods and chattels of delinquent. and the sums, if any, which have been paid. And the marshal authorized to execute such warrant, shall, by himself or by his deputy, proceed to levy and collect the sum remaining due, by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of such delinquent officer; having given ten days’ previous notice of such intended sale, by affixing an advertisement of the articles to be sold at two or more public places inTen days’ notice of sale, at two or more public places, &c. the town and county where the said goods or chattels were taken, or in the town or county where the owner of such goods or chattels may reside; and if the goods and chattels be not sufficient to satisfy the said warrant, the same may be levied upon the person of such officer, who mayGoods, &c. be committed to prison, there to remain until