United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 19

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March 3, 1801.
Chap. XIX.—An Act to amend the act intituled “An act to establish a general Stamp Office.”

April 6, 1802, ch. 19.
Mode of obtaining a stamp to an instrument not stamped.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever any person or persons shall pay to a collector of the revenue, the duty chargeable by law on a deed, instrument or writing, on which the stamp duty chargeable by law shall not have been paid, together with the further sum of ten dollars, and shall obtain the endorsement and receipt of such collector, upon such deed, instrument or writing therefor, agreeably to the provisions of an act, intituled “An act to establish a general stamp office,” passed on the twenty-third day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred, it shall be lawful for such person or persons to produce such deed, instrument or writing, to the supervisor of the revenue within whose district such person or persons shall reside; which supervisor thereupon shall certify under his hand and seal, and upon some part of the said deed, instrument or writing, that the same, so endorsed,Act of April 23, 1800, ch. 31. has been produced to him, and that the said endorsement is, in his belief, genuine; after which said endorsement and certificate, and not otherwise, such deed, instrument or writing, shall be to all intents and purposes as valid and available as if the same had been or were stamped, counterstamped, or marked as by law required; any thing in any act to the contrary notwithstanding.

Act of April 23, 1800.
Repeal of part of the former act.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act, intituled “An act to establish a general stamp office,” as requires certain duties to be performed by the surveyors of the revenue, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved, March 3, 1801.