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1st Session[edit]

Public Laws[edit]

ACTS OF THE FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

of the

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the fourth day of December, 1815, and ended on the thirtieth day of April, 1816.

James Madison, President of the United States; John Gaillard, President of the Senate, pro tempore; Henry Clay, Speaker of the House of Representatives.[1]

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. An Act to authorize the President, to lease for the term therein mentioned, the new building on Capitol hill, with the appurtenances, for the better accommodation of Congress. Dec. 8, 1815
2 Chapter II. An act making additional appropriations to defray the expenses of the army and militia, during the late war with Great Britain. Dec. 21, 1815
3 Chapter III. An act to enlarge the time for ascertaining the annual transfers and changes of property subject to the direct tax, and for other purposes. Jan. 17, 1816
4 Chapter IV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 17, 1816
5 Chapter V. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 17, 1816
6 Chapter VI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 22, 1816
7 Chapter VII. An act to repeal so much of an act; passed on the twenty-third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, as imposes additional duties on postage. Feb. 1, 1816
8 Chapter VIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 1, 1816
9 Chapter IX. An act continuing in force certain acts, laying duties on bank notes, refined sugars, and for other purposes. Feb. 1, 1816
10 Chapter X. An act to continue in force the act, entitled “An act imposing additional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported from any foreign port, or place, and for other purposes.” Feb. 5, 1816
11 Chapter XI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 6, 1816
12 Chapter XII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 6, 1816
13 Chapter XIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 6, 1816
14 Chapter XIV. An act to continue in force “An act entitled an act, laying a duty on imported salt, granting a bounty on pickled fish exported, and allowances to certain vessels employed in the Fisheries.” Feb. 9, 1816
15 Chapter XV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 15, 1816
16 Chapter XVI. An act concerning certain courts of the United States, in the State of New York. Feb. 15, 1816
17 Chapter XVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 22, 1816
18 Chapter XVIII. An act to repeal the duties on certain articles manufactured within the United States. Feb. 22, 1816
19 Chapter XIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 22, 1816
20 Chapter XX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 22, 1816
21 Chapter XXI. An act rewarding the officers and crew of the sloop of war Hornet, for the capture and destruction of the British sloop of war Penguin. Feb. 28, 1816
22 Chapter XXII. An act concerning the convention to regulate the commerce between the territories of the United States and his Britannic Majesty. March 1, 1816
23 Chapter XXIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 5, 1816
24 Chapter XXIV. An act to reduce the amount of direct tax upon the United States and the District of Columbia, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen; and to repeal in part the act entitled “An act to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same;” and also the act entitled “An act to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government, and maintaining the public credit by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia.” March 5, 1816
25 Chapter XXV. An act granting bounties in land and extra pay to certain Canadian Volunteers. March 5, 1816
26 Chapter XXVI. An act making appropriations for ordnance and ordnance stores for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. March 18, 1816
27 Chapter XXVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 19, 1816
28 Chapter XXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 19, 1816
29 Chapter XXIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 19, 1816
30 Chapter XXX. An act to change the mode of compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the delegates from territories. March 19, 1816
31 Chapter XXXI. An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit and District Courts of the United States for the district of Vermont. March 22, 1816
32 Chapter XXXII. An act relative to evidence in cases of naturalization. March 22, 1816
33 Chapter XXXIII. An act authorizing a subscription for the printing of the second edition of the public documents. March 25, 1816
34 Chapter XXXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 25, 1816
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act relating to settlers on the lands of the United States. March 25, 1816
36 Chapter XXXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 2, 1816
37 Chapter XXXVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 2, 1816
38 Chapter XXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 2, 1816
39 Chapter XXXIX. An Act to limit the right of appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia. April 2, 1816
40 Chapter XL. An Act to authorize the payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes. April 9, 1816
41 Chapter XLI. An Act to repeal the act, entitled “An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture and on gold and silver watches[”] April 9, 1816
42 Chapter XLII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 9, 1816
43 Chapter XLIII. An Act in addition to an act to regulate the Post-office establishment. April 9, 1816
44 Chapter XLIV. An Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. April 10, 1816
45 Chapter XLV. An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. April 16, 1816
46 Chapter XLVI. An Act providing for the settlement of certain accounts against the library of Congress, for extending the privilege of using the books therein, and for establishing the salary of the librarian. April 16, 1816
47 Chapter XLVII. An Act supplementary to an act, entitled “An act to incorporate a company for making certain turnpike roads within the district of Columbia.” April 16, 1816
48 Chapter XLVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 16, 1816
49 Chapter XLIX. An Act further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes. April 16, 1816
50 Chapter L. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 16, 1816
51 Chapter LI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 16, 1816
52 Chapter LII. An Act for the relief of certain claimants to land in the district of Vincennes. April 16, 1816
53 Chapter LIII. An Act to authorize the President of the United States to alter the road laid out from the foot of the rapids of the river Miami or lake Erie, to the western line of the Connecticut reserve. April 16, 1816
54 Chapter LIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 16, 1816
55 Chapter LV. An Act making further provision for military services during the late war, and for other purposes. April 16, 1816
56 Chapter LVI. An Act in addition to an act, entitled “An act in relation to the navy pension fund.” April 16, 1816
57 Chapter LVII. An Act to enable the people of the Indiana Territory to form a constitution and a state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states. April 19, 1816
58 Chapter LVIII. An Act to abolish the existing duties on spirits distilled within the United States, and to lay other duties, in lieu of those at present imposed, on licenses to distillers of spirituous liquors. April 19, 1816
59 Chapter LIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 20, 1816
60 Chapter LX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 20, 1816
61 Chapter LXI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 20, 1816
62 Chapter LXII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 20, 1816
63 Chapter LXIII. An Act further supplementary to the act, entitled “An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi territory.” April 20, 1816
64 Chapter LXIV. An Act concerning field officers of the militia. April 20, 1816
65 Chapter LXV. An Act respecting the late officers and crew of the sloop of war Wasp. April 20, 1816
66 Chapter LXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 24, 1816
67 Chapter LXVII. An Act authorizing the President of the United States to lease the saline near the Wabash river, for a term not exceeding seven years. April 24, 1816
68 Chapter LXVIII. An Act to increase the pensions of invalids in certain cases; for the relief of invalids of the militia; and for the appointment of pension agents in those states where there is no commissioner of loans. April 24, 1816
69 Chapter LXIX. An Act for organizing the general staff, and making further provisions for the army of the United States. April 24, 1816
70 Chapter LXX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 24, 1816
71 Chapter LXXI. An Act concerning the entry of vessels at the ports of Middletown and Plymouth. April 24, 1816
72 Chapter LXXII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 24, 1816
73 Chapter LXXIII. An Act concerning the entry of vessels at the ports of Middletown and Plymouth. April 24, 1816
74 Chapter LXXIV. An Act for the more convenient arrangement of the times and places of holding the Circuit Courts of the United States, for the district of South Carolina and Georgia. April 24, 1816
75 Chapter LXXV. An Act for the relief of certain purchasers of public lands in the Mississippi territory. April 24, 1816
76 Chapter LXXVI. An Act supplementary to an act, entitled “An act granting bounties in lands and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers.” April 26, 1816
77 Chapter LXXVII. An Act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the general assembly of the state of Virginia. April 26, 1816
78 Chapter LXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
79 Chapter LXXIX. An Act rewarding the officers and crew of the Constitution, for the capture of the British sloop of war Levant. April 26, 1816
80 Chapter LXXX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
81 Chapter LXXXI. An Act establishing a port of delivery at the town of the Bayou St. John. April 26, 1816
82 Chapter LXXXII. An Act supplementary to the act to provide for additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same. April 26, 1816
83 Chapter LXXXIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
84 Chapter LXXXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
85 Chapter LXXXV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
86 Chapter LXXXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
87 Chapter LXXXVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
88 Chapter LXXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
89 Chapter LXXXIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
90 Chapter XC. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
91 Chapter XCI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
92 Chapter XCII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
93 Chapter XCIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
94 Chapter XCIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
95 Chapter XCV. An Act to increase the compensation now allowed by law to inspectors, measures, weighers and gaugers, cmployed in the collection of the customs. April 26, 1816
96 Chapter XCVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
97 Chapter XCVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
98 Chapter XCVIII. An Act authorizing the payment for the courthouse of Hamilton, in the state of Ohio. April 26, 1816
99 Chapter XCIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
100 Chapter C. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 26, 1816
101 Chapter CI. An Act making further provision for settling claims to land in the territory of Illinois. April 27, 1816
102 Chapter CII. An Act providing for the sale of the tract of land at the lower rapids of Sandusky river. April 27, 1816
103 Chapter CIII. An Act continuing the salaries of certain officers of government. April 27, 1816
104 Chapter CIV. An Act for the payment of the militia, in the case therein mentioned. April 27, 1816
105 Chapter CV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
106 Chapter CVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
107 Chapter CVII. An Act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage. April 27, 1816
108 Chapter CVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
109 Chapter CIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
110 Chapter CX. An Act to fix the commissions of the collectors of the direct tax and internal duties, and to revive and continue in force “An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage.” April 27, 1816
111 Chapter CXI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
112 Chapter CXII. An Act making appropriations for repairing certain roads therein described. April 27, 1816
113 Chapter CXIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
114 Chapter CXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
115 Chapter CXV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
116 Chapter CXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
117 Chapter CXVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
118 Chapter CXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
119 Chapter CXIX. An Act providing for the distribution of one hundred thousand dollars among the captors of the Algerine vessels captured and restored to the Dey of Algiers. April 27, 1816
120 Chapter CXX. An Act making appropriations for rebuilding light-houses and for completing the plan of lighting them, according to the improvements of Winslow Lewis, for placing beacons and buoys, for preserving Little Gull Island, and for surveying the coast of the United States. April 27, 1816
121 Chapter CXXI. An Act to authorize the building of three light-houses, viz one on Race Point, one on Point Gammon, and on the Island of Petite Manon, in the state of Massachusetts. April 27, 1816
122 Chapter CXXII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
123 Chapter CXXIII. An Act to authorize the sale of lands forfeited to the United States, in the district of Jeffersonville, at the land office in said district. April 27, 1816
124 Chapter CXXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
125 Chapter CXXV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
126 Chapter CXXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
127 Chapter CXXVII. An Act providing for cases of lost military land warrants, and discharges for faithful services. April 27, 1816
128 Chapter CXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
129 Chapter CXXIX. An Act providing an additional compensation to the district judge of the southern district of New York. April 27, 1816
130 Chapter CXXX. An Act to enable the Levy Court of the county of Alexandria to lay a tax for the purpose of defraying the expense of erecting a jail and courthouse. April 27, 1816
131 Chapter CXXXI. An Act to authorize the surveying and making a road in the territory of Illinois. April 27, 1816
132 Chapter CXXXII. An Act providing for the sale of the tract of land, at the British fort at the Miami of the Lake, at the foot of the Rapids, and for other purposes. April 27, 1816
133 Chapter CXXXIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
134 Chapter CXXXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 27, 1816
135 Chapter CXXXV. An Act concerning the annual sum appropriated for arming and equipping the militia. April 29, 1816
136 Chapter CXXXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
137 Chapter CXXXVII. An Act for reducing the duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise. April 29, 1816
138 Chapter CXXXVIII. An Act for the gradual increase of the Navy of the United States. April 29, 1816
139 Chapter CXXXIX. An Act regulating the currency within the United States, of the gold coins of Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain, and the crowns of France, and five-franc pieces. April 29, 1816
140 Chapter CXL. An Act supplementary to an act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments, passed the eight day of May, 1792. April 29, 1816
141 Chapter CXLI. An Act to establish a land district in Illinois territory, north of district of Kaskaskia. April 29, 1816
142 Chapter CXLII. An Act to increase the compensation of the superintendents of the manufactories of arms at Springfield and Harper’s Ferry. April 29, 1816
143 Chapter CXLIII. An Act authorizing the judges of the circuit court, and the attorney for the District of Columbia, to prepare a code of jurisprudence for the said district. April 29, 1816
144 Chapter CXLIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
145 Chapter CXLV. An Act authorizing payment for prisoners captured by private armed vessels. April 29, 1816
146 Chapter CXLVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
147 Chapter CXLVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
148 Chapter CXLVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
149 Chapter CXLIX. An Act for settling the compensation of the commissioners, clerk, and translator of the board for land claims in the eastern and western district of the territory of Orleans, now state of Louisiana. April 29, 1816
150 Chapter CL. An Act making an appropriation for enclosing and improving the public square near the capitol; and to abolish the office of commissioners of the public buildings, and of superintendent, and for the appointment of one commissioner for the public buildings. April 29, 1816
151 Chapter CLI. An Act to provide for the appointment of a surveyor of the public lands in the territories of Illinois and Missouri. April 29, 1816
152 Chapter CLII. An Act making appropriations for carrying into effect a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee tribe of Indians, concluded at Washington, on the twenty-second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. April 29, 1816
153 Chapter CLIII. An Act providing for the sale of certain lands in the state of Ohio, formerly set apart for refugees from Canada and Nova Scotia. April 29, 1816
154 Chapter CLIV. An Act supplemental to the act, entitled “An act regulating and defining the duties of the judges of the territory of Illinois, and for vesting in the courts of the territory of Indiana, a jurisdiction in chancery cases, arising in the said territory.” April 29, 1816
155 Chapter CLV. An Act to alter certain parts of the act providing for the government of the territory of Missouri. April 29, 1816
156 Chapter CLVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
157 Chapter CLVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
158 Chapter CLVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
159 Chapter CLIX. An Act for the confirmation of certain claims to land in the western district of the state of Louisiana and in the territory of Missouri. April 29, 1816
160 Chapter CLX. An Act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. April 29, 1816
161 Chapter CLXI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 29, 1816
162 Chapter CLXII. An Act concerning the pre-emption rights given in the purchase of lands to certain settlers in the state of Louisiana, and in the territory of Missouri and Illinois. April 29, 1816
163 Chapter CLXIII. An Act declaring the consent of Congress to acts of the State of South Carolina, authorizing the city council of Charleston to impose and collect a duty on the tonnage of vessels from foreign ports; and to acts of the State of Georgia, authorizing the imposition and collection of a duty on the tonnage of vessels in the ports of Savannah and St. Mary’s. April 29, 1816
164 Chapter CLXIV. An Act to authorize the survey of two millions of acres of the public lands, in lieu of that quantity heretofore authorized to be surveyed, in the territory of Michigan, as military bounty lands. April 29, 1816
165 Chapter CLXV. An Act supplementary to the act passed the thirtieth of March, one thousand eight hundred and two, to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers. April 29, 1816
166 Chapter CLXVI. An Act to increase the salary of the register of the treasury. April 30, 1816
167 Chapter CLXVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 30, 1816
168 Chapter CLXVIII. An Act fixing the compensation of the secretary of the Senate, and clerk of the House of Representatives, and making provision for the clerks employed in their offices. April 30, 1816
169 Chapter CLXIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. April 30, 1816
170 Chapter CLXX. An Act fixing the compensation of the chaplains of Congress. April 30, 1816
171 Chapter CLXXI. An Act to establish post-roads. April 30, 1816
172 Chapter CLXXII. An Act to allow drawback of duties on spirits distilled and sugar refined within the United States, and for other purposes. April 30, 1816
173 Chapter CLXXIII. An Act making further appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. April 30, 1816

Public Resolutions[edit]

Resolution Date
Resolution I directing a copy of the documents printed by a resolve of Congress, of the 27th of December, 1813, to be transmitted to each of the judges of the Supreme Court. Feb. 6, 1816
Resolution II See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 15, 1816
Resolution III requesting the President to present medals to Captain Stewart and the officers of the frigate Constitution.

See also Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6.

Feb. 16, 1816
Resolution IV requesting the President to present medals to Captain James Biddle, and the officers of the sloop of war Hornet.

See also Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6.

Feb. 16, 1816
Resolution V for printing the laws relating to naturalization. April 16, 1816
Resolution VI requiring the Secretary of State to compile and print, once in every two years, a register of all officers and agents, civil, military and naval in the services of the United States.

See also Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6.

April 27, 1816
Resolution VII authorizing the President of the United States to employ a skilful assistant in the corps of engineers. April 29, 1816
Resolution VIII A Resolution relative to the more effectual collection of the public revenue. April 30, 1816

2nd Session[edit]

Public Laws[edit]

ACTS OF THE FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

of the

UNITED STATES,

Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on the second day of December, 1816, and ended on the third day of March, 1817.

James Madison, President of the United States; John Gaillard, President of the Senate, pro tempore; Henry Clay, Speaker of the House of Representatives.[2]

  Chapter Title Date
1 Chapter I. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 2, 1817
2 Chapter II. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 14, 1817
3 Chapter III. An Act supplementary to an act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage. Jan. 14, 1817
4 Chapter IV. An Act to authorize a new edition of the collection of laws respecting the public lands. Jan. 20, 1817
5 Chapter V. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 20, 1817
6 Chapter VI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 22, 1817
7 Chapter VII. An Act making a partial appropriation for the subsistence of the army during the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. Jan. 22, 1817
8 Chapter VIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Jan. 22, 1817
9 Chapter IX. An Act to repeal, after the close of the present session of Congress, the act, entitled “An act to change the mode of compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives and the delegates from the territories,” passed the nineteenth of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. Feb. 6, 1817
10 Chapter X. An Act to extend the provisions of the act to authorize certain officers and other persons to administer oaths, approved May the third, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight. Feb. 8, 1817
11 Chapter XI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 8, 1817
12 Chapter XII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 8, 1817
13 Chapter XIII. An Act to repeal the second section of an act, entitled “An act concerning the pay of officers, seamen, and marines, in the navy of the United States.” Feb. 22, 1817
14 Chapter XIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 22, 1817
15 Chapter XV. An Act providing for the division of certain quarter sections, in future sales of the public lands. Feb. 22, 1817
16 Chapter XVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 22, 1817
17 Chapter XVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. Feb. 22, 1817
18 Chapter XVIII. An Act authorizing the sale of certain grounds belonging to the United States in the city of Washington. Feb. 22, 1817
19 Chapter XIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 1, 1817
20 Chapter XX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 1, 1817
21 Chapter XXI. An Act authorizing vessels departing from the town of Bayou St. John and Basin of the Canal de Carondelet, for foreign ports, to clear out at the Custom-house in the city of New Orleans. March 1, 1817
22 Chapter XXII. An Act making reservation of certain public lands to supply timber for naval purposes. March 1, 1817
23 Chapter XXIII. An Act to enable the people of the western part of the Mississippi territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the union, on an equal footing with the original states. March 1, 1817
24 Chapter XXIV. An Act supplementary to an act, entitled “An act concerning the naval establishment.” March 1, 1817
25 Chapter XXV. An Act freeing from postage all letters and packets to and from James Madison. March 1, 1817
26 Chapter XXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 1, 1817
27 Chapter XXVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 1, 1817
28 Chapter XXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 1, 1817
29 Chapter XXIX. An Act relating to the ransom of American captives of the late war. March 1, 1817
30 Chapter XXX. An Act in addition to an act, entitled “An act for the more convenient taking of affidavits an bail in civil causes, depending in the courts of the United States.” March 1, 1817
31 Chapter XXXI. An Act concerning the navigation of the United States. March 1, 1817
32 Chapter XXXII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
33 Chapter XXXIII. An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. March 3, 1817
34 Chapter XXXIV. An Act repealing the act, entitled “An act for the safe keeping and accommodation of prisoners of war,” passed July the sixth, one thousand eight hundred and twelve. March 3, 1817
35 Chapter XXXV. An Act making provision for the support of the military establishment for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. March 3, 1817
36 Chapter XXXVI. An Act authorizing the payment of a sum of money to the state of Georgia, under the articles of agreement and cession between the United States and that state. March 3, 1817
37 Chapter XXXVII. An Act for erecting a light-house on the west chop of Holmes’s Hole harbour, in the state of Massachusetts. March 3, 1817
38 Chapter XXXVIII. An Act transferring the duties of commissioner of loans to the Bank of the United States, and abolishing the office of commissioner of loans. March 3, 1817
39 Chapter XXXIX. An Act to regulate the trade in plaster of Paris. March 3, 1817
40 Chapter XL. An Act authorizing the deposit of the papers of foreign vessels, with the consul of their respective nations. March 3, 1817
41 Chapter XLI. An Act to provide for furnishing the house of the President of the United States. March 3, 1817
42 Chapter XLII. An Act further to regulate the territories of the United States, and their electing delegates to Congress. March 3, 1817
43 Chapter XLIII. An Act to continue in force an act, entitled “An act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes.” March 3, 1817
44 Chapter XLIV. An Act to alter and establish certain post-roads. March 3, 1817
45 Chapter XLV. An Act to provide for the prompt settlement of public accounts. March 3, 1817
46 Chapter XLVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
47 Chapter XLVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
48 Chapter XLVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
49 Chapter XLIX. An Act respecting the compensation of the collectors therein mentioned. March 3, 1817
50 Chapter L. An Act to continue in force the second section of the act, entitled “An act supplementary to an act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage.” March 3, 1817
51 Chapter LI. An Act supplementary to “An act to regulate the duties on imports and tonnage.” March 3, 1817
52 Chapter LII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
53 Chapter LIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
54 Chapter LIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
55 Chapter LV. An Act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines, who were lost in the United States brig Epervier.

See also Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6.

March 3, 1817
56 Chapter LVI. An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to remit the duties therein mentioned. March 3, 1817
57 Chapter LVII. An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the state of Georgia fifteen per centum upon the quota of direct tax, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, assumed and paid by that state. March 3, 1817
58 Chapter LVIII. An Act more effectually to preserve the neutral relations of the United States. March 3, 1817
59 Chapter LIX. An Act to establish a separate territorial government for the eastern part of the Mississippi territory. March 3, 1817
60 Chapter LX. An Act to amend and explain “An act giving pensions to the orphans and widows of persons slain in the public or private armed vessels of the United States.” March 3, 1817
61 Chapter LXI. An Act to set apart and dispose of certain public lands, for the encouragement of the cultivation of the vine and olive. March 3, 1817
62 Chapter LXII. An Act to authorize the appointment of a surveyor for the lands in the northern part of the Mississippi territory, and the sale of certain lands therein described. March 3, 1817
63 Chapter LXIII. An Act to provide for reports of the decisions of the Supreme Court. March 3, 1817
64 Chapter LXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
65 Chapter LXV. An Act to fix the peace establishment of the marine corps. March 3, 1817
66 Chapter LXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
67 Chapter LXVII. An Act making an appropriation for opening and cutting out a road therein described. March 3, 1817
68 Chapter LXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
69 Chapter LXIX. An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to cause repayments to be made of certain alien duties. March 3, 1817
70 Chapter LXX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
71 Chapter LXXI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
72 Chapter LXXII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
73 Chapter LXXIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
74 Chapter LXXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
75 Chapter LXXV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
76 Chapter LXXVI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
77 Chapter LXXVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
78 Chapter LXXVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
79 Chapter LXXIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
80 Chapter LXXX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
81 Chapter LXXXI. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
82 Chapter LXXXII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
83 Chapter LXXXIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
84 Chapter LXXXIV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
85 Chapter LXXXV. An Act to repeal so much of any acts now in force as authorize a loan of money, or an issue of Treasury notes. March 3, 1817
86 Chapter LXXXVI. An Act making additional appropriations to defray the expenses of the army and militia during the late war with Great Britain. March 3, 1817
87 Chapter LXXXVII. An Act to provide for the redemption of the public debt. March 3, 1817
88 Chapter LXXXVIII. An Act making provision for the location of the lands reserved by the first article of the treaty of the ninth of August, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, between the United States and the Creek nation, to certain chiefs and warriors of that nation, and for other purposes. March 3, 1817
89 Chapter LXXXIX. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
90 Chapter XC. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
91 Chapter XCI. An Act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen. March 3, 1817
92 Chapter XCII. An Act to provide for the punishment of crimes and offences comitted within the Indian boundaries. March 3, 1817
93 Chapter XCIII. An Act to incorporate the subscribers to certain banks in the District of Columbia, and to prevent the circulation of the notes of unincorporated associations within the said district. March 3, 1817
94 Chapter XCIV. An Act making further provision for repairing the public buildings, and improving the public square. March 3, 1817
95 Chapter XCV. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
96 Chapter XCVI. An Act supplementary to an act, entitled “An act further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments.” March 3, 1817
97 Chapter XCVII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
98 Chapter XCVIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
99 Chapter XCIX. An Act allowing further time for entering donation rights to lands in the district of Detroit. March 3, 1817
100 Chapter C. An Act to provide for the due execution of the laws of the United States within the state of Indiana. March 3, 1817
101 Chapter CI. An Act to authorize the extension of the Columbia Turnpike Road within the district of Columbia. March 3, 1817
102 Chapter CII. An Act respecting the district court of the United States in the northern district of New York. March 3, 1817
103 Chapter CIII. An Act respecting the assessment and collection of the direct tax. March 3, 1817
104 Chapter CIV. An Act making appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties, and for other purposes. March 3, 1817
105 Chapter CV. An Act to continue in force an act, entitled “An act relating to settlers on lands of the United States.” March 3, 1817
106 Chapter CVI. An Act to amend the act, entitled “An act granting in land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers,” passed the fifth of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. March 3, 1817
107 Chapter CVII. An Act to amend an act, entitled “An act making further provision for military services during the late war, and for other purposes.” March 3, 1817
108 Chapter CVIII. An Act supplementary to the act, entitled “An act directing the disposition of money paid into the courts of the United States.” March 3, 1817
109 Chapter CIX. An Act to continue in force an act, entitled “An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage,” passed the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and for other purposes. March 3, 1817
110 Chapter CX. An Act to amend the act “authorizing the payment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the enemy, while in the military service of the United States, and for other purposes,” passed the ninth of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. March 3, 1817
111 Chapter CXI. An Act authorizing a subscription for printing of the tenth volume of public documents. March 3, 1817
112 Chapter CXII. An Act for the relief of certain officers. March 3, 1817
113 Chapter CXIII. See Private Acts of the Fourteenth Congress in Volume 6. March 3, 1817
114 Chapter CXIV. An Act supplementary to “An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debts due the United States.” March 3, 1817

Public Resolutions[edit]

Resolution Date
Resolution I for admitting the state of Indiana into the Union. Dec. 11, 1816
Resolution II to employ John Trumbull, to compose and execute certain paintings. Feb. 6, 1817
Resolution III respecting contracts for the printing of Congress. March 3, 1817

  1. The decease of the Honourable Elbridge Gerry, Vice President of the United States, took place before the meeting of Congress in December, 1815.
  2. The decease of the Honourable Elbridge Gerry, Vice President of the United States, took place before the meeting of Congress in December, 1815.