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Sect. 9. Ind be it further tracted, That the collectors 1820. shall keep separate accounts of the kinds, quantities, and va- cuitectura tu kecej lues, of such parts of the imports subject to duties ad valo- as the secretary sem, as may be directed by the Secretary of the Treasury. Sect. 10. And be it further enacted, l'hat all articles ex

Articles exported ported shall be valued at their actual cost, or the values which to be vained at they may truly bear at the time of exportation, in the ports of actual cont. the United States from which they are exported : and that all articles imported shall be valued at their actual cost, or the Articles imported values which they may truly bear in the foreign ports from southeasted at which they are exported for importation into the United States, at the time of such exportation.

Secr. 11. And be it further enacted, That before a clearance Manifests to be shall be granted for any vessel bound to a foreign place, the ified on oath or owners, shippers, or consignors, of the cargo on board of such

affirmation. vessel, shall deliver to the collector manifests of the cargo, or the parts thereof shipped by them respectively, and shall verify the same by oath or affirmation; and such manifests shall Manifests to apespecify the kinds and quantities of the articles shipped by ties, and value. them respectively, and the value of the total quantity of each kind of articles, and such oath or affirmation shall state that Tenor of the oată such manifest contains a full, just, and true, account of all or affirmation, articles laden on board of such vessel by the owners, shippers, or consignors, respectively, and that the values of such articles are truly stated, according to their actual cost, or the values which they truly bear at the port and time of exportation; and, before a clearance shall be granted for any such vessel, the master of every such vessel, and the owners, shippers, landed to be stats and consignors, of the cargo, shall state, upon oath or affirma-cination. tion, to the collector, the foreign place or country in which such cargo is traly intended to be landed; and the said oaths Oaths, &c. in or affirmation shall be taken and subscribed in writing.

writing Sect. 12. And be it further enacted, That every collector Collectors to keep shall keep an accurate account of the national characters and of national chatonnage of all vessels which depart from his district for foreign nage or vessels countries, and of the foreign places or countries for which departing and at such vessels depart; and, also, an accurate account of the national characters and tonnage of all vessels which enter his district from foreign countries, and of the foreign places or countries from which such vessels arrive.

Sect. 13. And be it further enacted, That the several col-Collectore to lectors shall make quarter yearly returns to the Register of returns to the the Treasury, of all the facts and matters which they are hereby required to ascertain.

SECT. 14. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary Secretary of the of the Treasury shall ġive such directions to the collectors, directions and and prescribe such rules and forms to be observed by them, as and forbis! may appear to him proper for attaining the objects of this act: Provided, That such directions or rules shall not be contrary Proviso : if nos to the provisions of any law of the United States,

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1820. Sect. 15. And be it further enacted, That the forms of the Secriary

of the annual statements hereby required shall be determined iy terinide the

form the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall prescribe such forms

as may be proper to exhibit the facts hereby required to be stated in the clearest manner, and to show the actual state of commerce and navigation between the United States and foreign countries in each year.

SECT. 16. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be Sorb Sept. 1820. in force from the thirtieth day of September next.

(Approved, February 10, 1820.)

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CHAP. 12. An aer to remit the Duties on a Statue of George Washington.

(SECT. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, Duties on a statue That the duties which have accrued, or may accrue, to the ingetot remitted to United States, upon the importation of a Statue of George N.

Washington, by order, and for the use of the State of North
Carolina, be, and they are hereby remitted.

(Approved, February 24, 1820.]

CHAP. 13. An act for the Relief of William M'Donald, Administrator of James [*Private.) M'Donald, deceased, late Captain in the Army of the United States.*

[Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Accounting officer That the proper accounting officer of the Treasury Departdirected to make ment be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed, in the for bounties, and adjustment and settlement of the accounts of the late Captain premninms, &c. in James M‘Donald, with his brother and administrator, William the accounts of M.Donald, to make such further allowance for bounties and

premiums paid, and for money due him, as an officer for re

cruiting, and for contingencies, as may appear equitable and Provisa Mobeco sum just: Provided, however, That the sum so to be allowed shall cred the amount not exceed the amount charged to the account of the late charged.

James M Donald aforesaid on the books in the office of the
Third Auditor of the Treasury Department.

[.Approved, February 28, 1820.)

captain James M.Donald.

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CHAP. 14. An act confirming Anthony Cavalier and Peter Petit in their Claire

to a Tract of Land.t

[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

smtatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, portit confirm. That Anthony Cavalier, and Peter Petit, of the state of Loqco Aphe island.n isiana, shall be, and they are hereby, confirmed in their claim

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to a tract of land, containing two thousand and sixty-five acres, 1820. being an Island in the Mississippi river, known by the name of Apple Island; for which tract of land the said Anthony Cavalier and Peter Petit shall be entitled to a patent: Pro- Proviso, the vided, That nothing in this act shall affect the claim or claims out to be stoeled. of any person or persons to the same land, or any part thereof, derived from the United States, if any such there be, or the claim or claims of any other person or persons whatsoever.

[.Approved, February 28, 1820.)

OHAP. 15. An act furiber to extend the Charter of the City of Washington.

[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act, entitled “ An act to incorporate the inhabitants Act incorporating of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia,”* and Wnsbington, &c. the act supplementary to the same, passed on the twenty-fourth luteh, 18:21 of February, in the year one thousand eight hundred and four, " See old edit. of and the act, entitled “ An act further to amend the Charter of the City of Washington,”t be, and the same are hereby, It see ed edit. of extended to the third day of March, one thousand eight hun-laws. dred and twenty-one, unless sooner repealed.

[Approved, February 28, 1820.)

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CHAP. 16. An act for the Relief of Ethor Shipley, administrator of Thomas

Buckruinster, late lieutenant in the thirty-third regiment of United States' infantry. I

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[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury Depart. The accounts of ment be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to set to be setted on tle the accounts of Thomas Buckminster, deceased, late lieu- principles of jus

tice and equity, tenant in the thirty-third regiment of the United States' infantry, upon the principles of justice and equity : Provided, provido ; tbe beim however, That the sum so to be allowed shall not exceed the allowed not to ex: amount charged to the account of said deceased, on the books charged. in the office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury Department.

[:Approved, February 28, 1820.]

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CHAP. 17. An act for the Admission of the State of Maine into the Union,
Whereas, by an act of the state of Massachusetts, passed on. The people of

Main, with the the nineteenth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, entitled “ An act relating to the separachunees hori

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1820. ration of the District of Maine from Massachusetts Proper, medibem and forming the same into a separate and independent State," selves into an in dependent State,

the people of that part of Massachusetts heretofore known as the District of Maine, did, with the consent of the Legislature of said state of Massachusetts, form themselves into an independent State, and did establish a constitution for the government of the same, agreeably to the provisions of said act

Therefore, admitted [Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. from 15. Maruhi sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That, from and after the fifteenth day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty, the State of Maine is hereby declared to be one of the United States of America, and admitted into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, in all respects whatever.

(Approved, March 3, 1820.)

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CHAP. 18. An act to continue in force for a further time, the act entitled an {* Orig. art, of

“An aet for establishing Trading Houses with the Indian tribes."* page 340, vol. 4 )

[Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The act establish. That the act, entitled " An act for establishing trading houses with lodinn tribes, with the Indian tribes," passed on the second day of March,

one thousand eight hundred and eleven, and which was, by sub1 Page 840, vol.sequeạt acts, continued in force until the first day of March, one

thousand eight hundred and twenty, shall be, and the same is hereby, further continued in force until the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-one, and no longer.

[Approved, March 4, 1820.)

continued until 3d Mureb, 1821.

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CHAP, 13. An act altering the Place of holding the Circuit and District Court

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[Sect. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Circuit court to That the Circuit Court in and for the District of Ohio, shall, bu the first Mon from and after the passage of this act, be held at Columbus, in days of Sept. and said district, on the first Mondays of September and January,

in each and every year; and that all causes, actions, suits, Cauves, &e. to be process, pleadings, and other proceedings, of every descripcontinued over, tion, that are, or shall be, existing or depending in the said

Circuit Court, shall be continued over and returnable to the said Circuit Court, to be held at Columbus as aforesaid, and shall be proceeded with in due form of law,

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Secr. 2. And be it further enacted, That the District Court, 1820, in and for the District of Ohio, shall, from and after the pas- District counter sage of this act, be held at Columbus, in said district, on bus, the the second Mondays of September and January, each and Mondaysur, sepe. every year, and that all causes, actions, suits, process, pleadings, and other proceedings, of every description, that are or Causes, &c. to be shall be existing of depending in the said District Court, shall continued oven be continued over and returnable to the said District Court to be holden at Columbus as aforesaid, and shall be proceeded with in due form of law. [Approved, March 4, 1820.)

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MAP. 20. An act to authorize the People of the Missouri 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, and to probibit Slavery in certain Territories.

[Sect. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The inhabitants. That the inhabitants of that portion of the Missouri Territory of Missouri included within the boundaries hereinafter designated, be, a constitutions

State government, and they are hereby, authorized to form for themselves a Con

to be admitinsiu stitution and State Government, and to assume such name to the Union. as they shall deem proper; and the said State, when formed, shall be admitted into the Union, upon an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatsoever.

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said State shall Roundaries. consist of all the territory included within the following boundaries, to wit: Beginning in the middle of the Mississippi river, on the parallel of thirty-six degrees of north latitude; thence west, along that parallel of latitude, to the St. Francois river ; thence up, and following the course of that river, in the middle of the main channel thereof, to the parallel of latitude of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes; thence west, along the same, to a point where the said parallel is intersected by a meridian line passing through the middle of the mouth of the Kansas river, where the same empties into the Missouri river; thence, from the point aforesaid north, along the said meridian line, to the intersection of the parallel of latitude which passes through the Rapids of the river Des Moines, making the said line to correspond with the Indian boundary line; thence east, from the point of intersection last aforesaid, along the said parallel of latitude, to the middle of the channel of the main fork of the said river Des Moines; thence down and along the middle of the main channel of the said river Des Moines, to the mouth of the same, where it empties into the Mississippi river; thence, due east, to the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi river; thence down, and following the conrse of the Mississippi river, in the middle of

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