United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 20

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Feb. 28, 1799.
1798, ch. 70.
Chap. ⅩⅩ.—An Act to amend the act intituled “An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United States.”


Section 1. Part of the former act repealed.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act, intituled “An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United States,” as requires that the lists to be delivered in pursuance of the ninth section thereof, shall specify, in respect to dwelling-houses, “the number and dimensions of their windows,” shall be, and hereby is repealed.

Sec. 2. Amendments of the former act respecting the time of returning lists and respecting appeals.And be it further enacted, That the commissioners under the said act, for each state, respectively, shall be, and hereby are authorized to extend the time thereby allowed for receiving appeals by the principal assessors, and also the time so allowed for returning lists by the assistant assessors in all cases where the said commissioners shall deem such extension necessary, and for such time as they shall think expedient, and that so much of the twentieth section of the above mentioned act as requires all appeals to be made in writing, be, and it is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. Compensations to assessors may be augmented. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and hereby is authorized and empowered, under the direction of the President of the United States, to augment, in cases where he may find it necessary, the compensations fixed for principal and assistant assessors, by said act, so, however, as that no principal or assistant assessor shall, in any case, receive more than two dollars per day, which additional compensations shall be subject to the same rules of settlement as are established by the aforesaid act respecting the compensations therein fixed for principal and assistant assessors.

Approved, February 28, 1799.