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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

District Clerk's Office.

RE IT REMEMBERED, that on the thirteenth day of November, A, D. 1827, in the fifty-second year of the
Independence of the United States of America, Wells and Lilly of the said District, have deposited in this Office
the ütle of a Book, the Right wbereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

“ The Public and General Statutes passed by the Congress of the United States of America, from 1789 to 1827

inclusive, whether expired, repealed, or in force; arranged in Chronological Order, with Marginal References, and a
copious Index:

To which is added the Constitution of the United States, and an Appendix. Published under the
inspection of Joseph Story, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “An Act for the encouragement of

Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies, during

the times therein mentioned :" and also lo an Acı entitled, “ An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for

the encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors

of such Copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing,

Engraving, and Etching Historical and other Prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS,

Clerk of the District of Massachusetta.

ACTS OF

THE FOURTEENTH CONGRESS

OF THE UNITED STATES.

VOL. II.

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Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of

Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the 4th of
December 1815, and ended on the 30th of April, 1816.

James Madison, President. John Gaillard, President of the

Senate, pro tempore. Henry Clay, Speaker of the House
of Representatives.
[Note.--In consequence of the death of Elbridge Gerry, there was no
Vice-President of the United States during this session.]

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CHAP. 3. An act to enlarge the time for ascertaining the annual trans- Obsolete.

fers and changes of property subject to the direct tax, and for other
purposes.

$1. Be it enacted, fc. That, instead of the month of January, The month of
heretofore prescribed by law to the principal assessors, for in- April substie
quiring and ascertaining, annually, what transfers and changes month of Janu-
of property have been made and effected in their respective dis- ary, for ascer-
tricts
, subsequent to the next preceding valuation, assessment, taining chang-

es of property
and apportionment, of the direct tax, the month of April, annu-
ally, shall be, and the same is hereby, substituted and prescribed
for that purpose. And instead of the month of May, heretofore The secretary
prescribed by law, for annually notifying the collectors of the of the treasury
several collection districts to proceed to the collection of the mounye substitay,
direct tax, the secretary of the treasury may substitute the month as the time for
of June, annually, if such enlargement of the time be, in his notifying col-

lectors to pro-
opinion, proper and necessary.

$ 2. That the change of times, by this act prescribed and au- The change of thorized, in relation to the direct tax, shall also be allowed and times made apapplied in relation to the duties on household furniture and gold lies on houseand silver watches. [Approved, January 17, 1816.]

hold furniture,
Caap. 7. An act to repeal so much of an act, passed on the twenty-third Act of 1814,

day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, as imposes ch. 169.
§ 1. Be it enacted, &c. That, from and after the thirty-first day The additional
March next

, so much of the act, entitled 19 An act to provide duties on post-
additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government by act of 23d
and maintaining the public credit

, by duties on sales

at auction, December,
and on licenses to retail wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign 1814, repealed.

ceed, &c.

&c.

additional duties on postage.

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