United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/3rd Session/Resolution 3
A Mint to be established.
Act of April 2, 1792. III. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a mint shall be established under such regulations as shall be directed by law.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be engaged, such principal artists as shall be necessary to carry the preceding resolution into effect, and to stipulate the terms and conditions of their service, and also to cause to be procured such apparatus as shall be requisite for the same purpose.
Approved, March 3, 1791.