United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/3rd Congress/1st Session/Chapter 4

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March 3, 1794
Chap. Ⅳ.—An Act in alteration of the act establishing a Mint and regulating the Coins of the United States.


Duty of Treasurer of the mint herein.
Act of April 2, 1792, ch. 16.
Section 1. 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 this act it shall be the duty of the treasurer of the mint to receive and give receipts for all metals which may lawfully be brought to the mint to be coined; and for the purpose of ascertaining their respective qualities, shall deliver from every parcel so received, a sufficient number of grains to the assayer, who shall assayAssay. all such of them as may require it. And the said treasurer shall from time to time deliver the said metals to the chief coiner to be coined in such quantities as the director of the mint may prescribe.

Assayer and chief coiner to give bond, &c.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the assayer and chief coiner of the mint previous to entering upon the execution of their respective offices shall each become bound to the United States of America with one or more sureties to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, the said assayer in the sum of one thousand dollars and the said chief coiner in the sum of five thousand dollars, with condition for the faithful and diligent performance of the duties of his office.

Part of certain act repealed.
1792, ch. 16.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act entitled “An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the United States,” as comes within the purview of this act be and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved, March 3, 1794.