United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/17th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 55
April 23, 1800, ch. 31.
Deeds, &c. not stamped by act of April 23, 1800, on payment of the duty and ten dollars, rendered valid as if 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 the Secretary of the Treasury, the duty chargeable by the act, entitled “An act to establish a general stamp office,” passed on the twenty-third day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred, on any deed, instrument, or writing, on which the said stamp duty chargeable by law shall not have been paid, together with the further sum of ten dollars, and shall obtain a certificate thereof, from the Secretary of the Treasury, 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, counter stamped, or marked, as by said law required; any thing in any act to the contrary notwithstanding.
Act to continue in force for one year.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be, and continue, in force for the term of one year from the passage thereof, and no longer.
Approved, March 3, 1823.