United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 30

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United States Statutes at Large, Volume 1
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Fifth Congress, Third Session, Chapter 30

March 2, 1799.
Chap. XXX.—An Act in addition to an act intituled “An act for the more general promulgation of the Laws of the United States.”

Act of March 3, 1795, ch. 50.
Laws, &c. to be published in one or more newspapers in each state.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of State shall, as soon as conveniently may be, after he shall receive any order, resolution or law passed by Congress, cause the same to be published at least in one of the public newspapers printed within each state; and whenever in any state, the aforesaid publication shall be found not sufficiently extensive for the promulgation thereof, the Secretary of State shall cause such orders, resolutions and laws to be published in a greater number of newspapers printed within such state, not exceeding three in any state.

Additional copies of the laws of each session to be printed and distributed.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the number of copies of the laws now required to be printed, at the end of every session of Congress, there shall be printed, under the direction of the Secretary of State, five thousand copies; one copy whereof he shall cause to be delivered to each of the judges of the courts of the United States; one copy to the clerks of the said courts respectively, for the use of the said courts; and one copy to each of the district attornies and marshals of the United States:—the rest to be furnished according to the rule for apportioning representatives to the several states, and sent to the Executives thereof, to be by them distributed according to the usage of the states, respectively, as to their own laws, or according to such laws of the states, respectively, as may be provided for the purpose.

Constitution and amendments to be printed.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State shall cause a copy of the constitution of the United States, and of the amendments which have been made thereto, to be added to each copy of the laws of the present session of Congress, which is to be printed.

Part of former act repealed.
1789, ch. 14.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That so much of the second section of the act, intituled “An act to provide for the safe keeping of the acts, records and seal of the United States,” as relates to the publishing the laws, orders, resolutions and votes passed by Congress, in the public newspapers, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved, March 2, 1799.