March 3, 1795, ch. 45, and of act of June 12, 1798, ch. 51, as bars loan office and final settlement certificates, &c. suspended for two years, &c.credit and for the redemption of the public debt,” passed the third day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and so much of the act, entitled “An act respecting loan office and final settlement certificates, indents of interest, and the unfunded and registered debt, credited on the books of the treasury,” passed the twelfth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, as bars from settlement or allowance certificates, commonly called loan office and final settlement certificates, and indents of interest, be, and the same is hereby, suspended for the term of two years from and after the passing of this act, and from thence until the end of the next session of Congress;Notification of suspension to be published. a notification of which temporary suspension of the act of limitation shall be published by the Secretary of the Treasury, for the information of the holders of the said certificates, in one or more of the public papers in each of the United States.
Outstanding loan office certificates, &c. may be presented at the treasury; and, being liquidated, &c. to be paid to the holders, with interest, &c.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all certificates, commonly called loan office certificates, countersigned by the loan officers of the states, respectively, final settlement certificates, and indents of interest, which, at the time of passing this act, shall be outstanding, may be presented at the treasury; and, upon the same being liquidated and adjusted, shall be paid to the respective holders of the same, with interest at six per cent. per annum, from the date of the last payment of interest, as endorsed on said certificates.
Appropriation.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, for carrying this act into effect, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars be appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, May 7, 1822.
Every surveyor general to give bond with security in the penal sum of 30,000 dollars, for the faithful disbursement of public money, and performance of his official duties.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, from and after the passing of this act, every surveyor general, commissioned by the authority of the United States, shall, before entering on the duties of his office, and every surveyor general now in commission, shall, on or before the thirtieth day of September next, execute and deliver, to the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, a bond, with good and sufficient security, for the penal sum of thirty thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful disbursement, according to law, of all public money placed in his hands for disbursement, and for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.
The commissions of surveyors general now in office, &c., on Feb. 1, 1823.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the commission of every surveyor general now in office, shall, unless sooner vacated, by death, resignation, or removal from office, cease and expire on the first day of February next: and the commissionCommissions of surveyors general to expire in four years from the dates. of every surveyor general, hereafter commissioned by the authority of the United States, shall cease and expire unless sooner vacated by death, resignation, or removal from office, in four years from the date of the commission.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall, and he is hereby authorized,Surveyor general to give new bond and additional security, &c. whenever he may deem it expedient, require any surveyor general of the United States to give new bond and additional security, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, for the faithful disbursement, according to law, of all money placed in his hands for disbursement.Approved, May 7, 1822.