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STATUTE II. March 3, 1823.
May 15, 1820. ch. 113.
District courts to take cognisance of piracy.
Chap. LXXII.-An Act respecting the punishment of piracy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That, from and after the passage of this act, the district courts of the United States, in districts where no circuit courts are holden, shall have cognisance of all cases arising under an act of Congress, approved May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, entitled "An act to continue in force an act to protect the commerce of the United States, and punish the crime of piracy; and, also, to make further provisions for punishing the crime of piracy,” and shall have the same power and jurisdiction therein, as the circuit courts of the United States, under the same act.
APPROVED, March 3, 1823.
RESOLUTIONS. I. RESOLUTION requiring from the secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House March 1, 1823.
of Representatives, an annual statement of the expenditures from the contingent fund of the two Houses. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Secretary of
the Senate and States of America, in Congress assembled, That the secretary of the clerk of the Senate and the clerk of the House of Representatives be, and they are House of Rephereby, required to lay before the two Houses, respectively, at the com- resentatives remencement of each session of Congress, a table or statement showing nisha detailed the names and compensation of the clerks employed in their respective statement of offices, and the names and compensation of the messengers of the re- their expendi. spective Houses; together with the detailed statement of the items of ex- tures under dif
ferent heads. penditure of the contingent fund of the respective Houses for the next immediately preceding year; in which statement the disbursements shall be arranged under the following heads, to wit: first, printing ; second stationery, and distinguishing under this head the articles furnished for the use of the members, from those furnished for the offices of the secretary and clerk, and specifying the number of reams of each kind of paper; third, book-binding; fourth, fuel ; fifth, newspapers, specifying under this head the amount of orders given at the preceding session, as well as the payments made; sixth, the post-offices; seventh, the repairs and preservation of the furniture; eighth, services of messengers and horses; ninth, miscellaneous items not included under the preceding heads. Which statements shall exhibit, also, the several sums drawn by the said secretary and clerk, respectively, from the treasury, and the balances, if any, remaining in their hands.
APPROVED, March 1, 1823.
II. Resolution to direct the withholding of the compensation of certain prize March 3, 1823.
agents. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Compensation States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the first to be withheld day of July, next ensuing, no prize agent who has not accounted for prize agents. the prize moneys with which he has heretofore been intrusted for the benefit of the officers and crews of any public armed vessel or vessels of the United States, shall receive from the treasury of the United States any salary or compensation to which he may be entitled, until he shall have accounted for, or repaid into the treasury, all sums so intrusted to him for disbursement.
APPROVED, March 3, 1823.
MATTERS IN VOLUME III.
Accounts of the Munufacturing Establishments. American Captives of the late War.
The Secretary of State to cause the accounts Provisions of the act of March 1, 1817, chap.
719 29, respecting the ransom of American
captives, extended, March 3, 1823, 788
Accounts for clothing furnished to the cap-
tives to be adjusted,
662 Apportionment of Representatives in Congress.
An act making appropriations for furnishing
the Senate chamber, and repairing the north
more, of land in Alabama, and have paid Additional appropriations for the support of
417 An act making partial appropriations for the
abled to form a constitution and state go- An act making appropriations for the support
States for the year 1814, March 19, 1814,
An act making appropriations for the support
year 1814, (obsolete,)
Appropriations for the support of government
An act making further appropriations for the
Additional appropriations for the service of the
year 1814, Dec. 15, 1814, (obsolete,) 152
Appropriation for repairing or rebuilding the
public buildings in Washington, February
5 for the year 1815, February 16, 1815, (ob-
An act making appropriations for support of
the military establishment for the year
Appropriation of two hundred thousand dol-
lars in addition to the sum heretofore appro-
priated to purchase a stock of ship-timber
and vessels, (obsolete,)
penses of the army and militia of the United and furnishing water for the use of certain
States, December 21, 1815, (obsolete,) 251 public buildings, March 3, 1819, (obsolete,)
257 effect treaties concluded with several Indian
299 military service of the year 1820, January
326 priations for the support of the navy of the
330 An act making appropriations to supply the
year 1816, April 30, 1816, (obsolete,) 340 made for the completion of the repairs of
subsistence of the army for the year 1817, furnishing the President's house, and the
345 erection of two new executive offices, Feb
352 An act making appropriations for the support
year 1820, March 17, 1820, (obsolete,) 553
sident of the United States, (obsolete,)- 362 of government for the year 1820, April 11,
of the navy of the United States for the making appropriations for the support of
382 government for the year 1820," and for
fers of appropriations for specified objects to An act making appropriations for carrying in-
to effect the treaties concluded with the
with certain Indian tribes, March 3, 1817, military service of the United States for the
393 year 1821, January 17, 1821, (obsolete,)612
405 An act making appropriations for the military
407 An act making appropriations for the support
year 1821, March 3, 1821, (obsolete,) - 634
ment in 1818, April 9, 1818, (obsolete,) 417 buildings, March 3, 1821, (obsolete) - 635
propriations for the year 1818, April 20, support of the navy of the United States
- 463 during the year 1822, February 19, 1822,
480 service of the United States during the year
the year 1819, February 16, 1819, (obso 1823, March 15, 1822, (obsolete) - 652
483 An act making appropriations for the support of
of government for the year 1819, March 3, purposes, April 30, 1822, (obsolete,) - 668
· 496 An act making an appropriation to defray the
| Army of the United States.
- 678 ceeding five, to be appointed, August 2,
other purposes, May 7, 1822, (obsolete,) 686 ranks of the regular army, encouraging en-
service is about to expire, January 27, 1814,
of the navy of the United States for the raise ten additional companies of rangers,
year 1823, March 3, 1823, (obsolete,) 763 continued, February 24, 1814, (expired,) 98
fications of the United States for the year vice certain volunteer corps, February 14,
783 An act for the better organizing, paying, and
Artillerists and light dragoons,
The President may appoint apothecaries, 114
The pay of officers and privates not to be af.
Allowances to medical staff, -
Aides-de-camp of the major-general, - 115
Officers of volunteers may be promoted in the
An act making further provision for filling the
ranks of the army of the United States,
December 10, 1814, (repealed.)
Officers, seamen, &c., of the navy of the Uni-
ted States, to be furnished with camp equi-
page, horses, &c., while acting on shore in
co-operation with the army,
The President may accept the services of
state troops and of volunteers, January 27,
An act for the better regulation of the ord-
Officers of the department,
3 Repeal of the act which authorized the Presi-
officers in the army of the United States, corps, and of the act for raising a corps of
34 sea fencibles, February 27, 1815, 219
47 Paymasters, their duties, to give bond, 297, 298
74 Pay and emoluments of brevet officers, · 427
of the five regiments during the recess of army, and for other purposes, April 20,