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Nicholas Hoff, at the rate of five dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-second day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Humphrey Becket, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the eighth day of January, one thousand eight dred and eight.

Joseph Bird, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-ninth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

month, to commence on the sixth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Samuel Shaw, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the thirteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Nicholas Lott, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the twenty-month, to commence on the seventh day of April, third day of January, one thousand eight hundred one thousand eight hundred and eight. and eight.

John St. John, at the rate of five dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-ninth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Abner Snow, at the rate of three dollars and seventy-five cents per month, to commence on the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

John Van Anglen, at the rate of fifteen dollars per month, to commence on the third day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Aaron Crane, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the third day of November, one thousand eight hundred and

seven.

James Hawkley, at the rate of five dollars per month, to commence on the sixth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Elijah Morse, at the rate of four dollars per

James Boden, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the twentyeighth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Jabez Church, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the twentysecond day of February, one thousand eight hunhun-dred and eight.

Thomas Machen, at the rate of ten dollars per month, to commence on the nineteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

David Richey, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the second day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Isaac Burnham, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and three.

Benjamin Hillman, at the rate of ten dollars per month, to commence on the fourteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Silas Pierce, at the rate of ten dollars per month, to commence on the seventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Silas Parrot, at the rate of six dollars per month, to commence on the tenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Jared Hinkley, junior, at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the pineteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Francis Davidson, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the sixteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

SEC. 2. And be it further euacted. That the pensions of the following persons, already placed on the pension list of the United States, whose claims for an increase of pension have been transmitted to Congress, pursuant to the act aforesaid, be increased to the sums herein respectively annexed to their names; the said increase to commence at the times herein mentioned, that is to say: James Campbell, four dollars per month, to com

Andrew Waggoner, at the rate of twenty dollars per month, to commence on the second day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven. George Richardson, at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the tenth day of Feb-mence on the twenty-fifth day of September, one ruary, one thousand eight hundred and eight. thousand eight hundred and seven.

William Wallace, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Randal McAllistor, at the rate of five dollars per month, to commence on the seventh day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

John Durnal, at the rate of three dollars per

John Beardsley, junior, five dollars per month, to commence on the thirteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Thomas Bristol, four dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-second day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Josiah Smith, five dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-ninth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

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Joseph Saunders, five dollars per month, to commence on the seventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Samuel Rossetter, five dollars per month, to commence on the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Jeremiah Prichard, thirteen dollars thirty-three and one third cents per month, to commence on the sixth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Abner Gage, five dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-sixth day of January, one

Isaac Higgins, three dollars thirty-three and one-thousand eight hundred and eight. third cents per month, to commence on the twentyninth day of September, one thousand eight hun-mence on the thirtieth day of January, one thoudred and seven. sand eight hundred and eight.

John Devoe, five dollars per month, to com

Nathaniel Bradley, five dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-sixth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Thaddeus Seely, two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the ninth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

William Hastings, five dollars per month, to commence on the eleventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Joshua Lovejoy, five dollars per month, to commence on the fifth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Reuben Dow, fifteen dollars per month, to commence on the nineteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Joseph Harrup, five dollars per month, to commence on the fifteenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

David Ranney, five dollars per month, to commence on the fifth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

John Herron, two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the twenty-sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Peter Nevius, four dollars per month, to commence on the seventeenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

John Hampton, six dollars per month, to com

Richard Sherman, five dollars per month, to commence on the eighth day of October, one thou-mence on the seventeenth day of February, one sand eight hundred and seven. thousand eight hundred and ght.

Rossnell Woodworth, five dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Noah Sinclair, three dollars and seventy-five cents per month, to commence on the eighth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seven. Nathaniel Church, five dollars per month, to commence on the eighth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

David Hulbell, five dollars per month, to commence on the nineteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

John Whitehorn, five dollars per month, to commence on the thirtieth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Gershom Clarke, five dollars per month, to commence on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

John McKinstry, twelve dollars per month, to commence on the seventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

John Rybecker, four dollars per month, to commence on the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Lemuel Dean, five dollars per month, to commence on the eighth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Thomas Johnson, five dollars per month, to commence on the seventeenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and seven,

Levi Chubbuck, three dollars and seventy-five cents per month, to commence on the twentieth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and

seven.

Ebenezer Perkins, five dollars per month, to commence on the fifteenth of September, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Henry Ten Eyck, fifteen dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-first day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seven.

Jonah Cook, five dollars per month, to com

Thomas Simpson, thirteen dollars thirty-three and one-third cents, to commence on the twenty-mence on the fourth day of April, one thousand fourth day of December, one thousand eight hun- eight hundred and eight. dred and six.

William Nelson, to five dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-second day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension list of the United States, all persons who now remain on the pension list of any of the States, and who were placed on the same in consequence of disability occasioned by known wounds received during the Revolutionary war, whether such person or persons served in the land or sea service of the forces of the United States, or of any particular State, in the regular corps, or the militia, or as volunteers: Provided, That in no case the pensions allowed to such person or persons, shall exceed the sums specified by the sixth section of an

George Walter, two dollars and fifty cents per month, to commence on the twenty-fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

John McKoy, five dollars per month, to commence on the fifteenth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Caleb Hunt, five dollars per month, to commence on the fifth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Henry Gates, five dollars per month, to commence on the ninth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

David Hall, five dollars per month to commence on the twelfth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

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act, entitled "An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the Revolutionary war," passed the tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six: And provided, That in every case where application shall be made to have such person or persons placed on the pension list of the United States, under this law, satisfactory documents, from the proper officers of the State, shall be adduced to establish the fact of such person or persons having been placed on the State pension list in consequence of disability occasioned by known wounds received during the Revolutionary war. SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That any officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, who has been wounded, or disabled since the Revolutionary war, while in the line of his duty, in the actual service of the United States, whether he belong to the Military Establishment, or the militia, or any volunteer corps, called into service, under the authority of the United States, may be placed on the pension list of the United States, at such rates of compensation, and under such regulations as are prescribed by the act, entitled "An act, to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the Revolutionary war," passed April the tenth, one thou sand eight hundred and six.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the pensioners, becoming such in virtue of this act, shall be paid in the same manner as invalid pensioners are paid, who have heretofore been placed on the pension list of the United States, under such restrictions and regulations, in all respects, as are prescribed by the laws of the United States in such cases provided.

Approved, April 25, 1808.

An act to authorize and empower the President of the United States to exchange certain lands, for other lands more suitable for fortification.

Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized and empowered to cause the lands in Portland, whereon the fort and battery now stand, and the lands at Ocracock and Old Topsail inlets, in North Carolina, acquired with a view to erecting fortifications, to be exchanged for other lands more suitable for fortification, and the protection of Portland, in the district of Maine, and Ocracock, and Old Topsail inlet, in North Carolina. Approved, April 25, 1808.

An Act to make Plymouth, in North Carolina, a port of entry; to change the name of the district of Nanjemoy, to that of St. Mary's, and to make Augusta, in the district of Maine, a port of delivery.

Be it enacted, &c., That, from and after the thirteenth day of June next, a district shall be formed out of the district of Edenton, in North Carolina, to be called the district of Plymouth, which shall include and comprehend the rivers Roanoke and Cashie, and all the waters, creeks, and harbors belonging thereto. The town of Plymouth shall be the port of entry and delivery ;

and Windsor and Skewarky, ports of delivery. A collector for the district shall be appointed, to reside and keep his office at the town of Plymouth, who shall be entitled to receive three per cent. commissions on all moneys by him received on account of the duties arising on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the said district, and on the tonnage of ships and vessels, and the other emoluments and fees of office established by law. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the thirtieth day of June next, the district of Nanjemoy, in the State of Maryland, shail be called the district of St. Mary's, and the collector shall reside at St. Mary's river, which shall be the port of entry and delivery for said district, and Nanjemoy a port of delivery only, to which a surveyor shall be appointed, who shall be entitied, in addition to the fees and emoluments already allowed by law, to receive a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the town of Augusta, in the district of Maine, shall be and the same is hereby constituted a port of delivery, to be annexed to the district of Bath, and subject to the same regulations and restrictions as other ports of delivery in the United States; and there shall be appointed a surveyor, to reside at the said port of delivery, who shall be entitled to receive a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars, annually, in addition to the other emoluments allowed by law.

Approved, April 25, 1808.

An Act making appropriations for the support of an additional Military Force, for the year one thousand eight hundred and eight.

Be it enacted, &c., That for defraying the necessary expense, to the first day of January next, of the troops to be raised by virtue of an act, entitled "An act to raise for a limited time an additional military force," passed on the twelfth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight, the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively appropriated, that is to say:

For pay, two hundred and eighty-five thousand nine hundred and twenty dollars.

For forage, eighteen thousand four hundred and seventy-nine dollars.

For subsistence, two hundred and thirteen thousand six hundred and ninety-six dollars.

For clothing, one hundred and fifty thousand five hundred and twenty-eight dollars.

For bounties and premiums, eighty-five thousand one hundred and twenty dollars.

For the medical and hospital departments, fifteen thousand dollars.

For camp equipage, tents, barracks, fuel, and transportation, one hundred and eleven thousand dollars.

For contingencies, ten thousand dollars. For ordnance, sixty thousand dollars. For the purchase of horses, and other expenses necessary to mount the cavalry, thirty-six thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the

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several sums herein specifically appropriated, shall | shall direct the cashier of the said office of disbe paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not count and deposite to pay the amount recovered otherwise appropriated. to the party or persons entitled under such judgApproved, April 25, 1808. ment or decree, so rendered by the said courts. Approved, April 25, 1808.

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An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to the Comptroller of the Treasury, in trust, the amount of certain bills drawn by John Armstrong, Minister from the United States to the Court of France, on the Treasury of the United States.

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Be it enacted, &c., That, in addition to the appropriations already made, the following sums of money be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be applied, under the direction of the President of the United States, to the purposes hereinafter mentioned, that is to say:

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Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, into the hands of the Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States, the amount, in cash, of the bills drawn by John Armstrong, Minister from the United States to the Court of For making good the deficit of eighteen hunFrance, on the Treasurer of the United States, in dred and seven, including the debt due from the favor of Nathan Freres, Denton, and Hall, pur-public offices, fifty-one thousand five hundred dolsuant to a liquidation made by the Government of France, under the convention concluded between the United States and the French Government, on the thirtieth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and three; and also, the amount of the bills drawn by the aforesaid Minister, on the said Treasurer of the United States, in favor of Joseph Sands, pursuant to a liquidation made under the convention aforesaid; which sums, so paid to the Comptroller, shall be held, by him in trust, to pay and satisfy such persons, and in such proportions, as shall be adjudged or decreed by the courts hereafter specified; and the said sums shall be by the Comptroller deposited in the office of discount and deposite, in the City of Washington, for safe keeping until such judgments or decrees shall take place.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all suits or proceedings, at law or in equity, to establish claims against, or recover the whole, or any part, of the sum so deposited. on account of the bills drawn in favor of Nathan Freres, Denton, and Hall, shall be commenced on or before the first day of November next, in the circuit court of the fourth circuit, holden in the district of Maryland; and all suits or proceedings, at law or in equity, to establish claims against, or to recover, the whole or any part of the sum so deposited, on account of 1 the bills drawn in favor of Joseph Sands, shall be commenced on or before the day aforesaid, in the circuit court of the second circuit, holden in the district of New York, or in the circuit court of the District of Columbia, to be held for Washington county, in said district; and any, or either, party aggrieved by the judgment or decree of either of the said courts, may remove the same to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions, as appeals and writs of error are now prosecuted from the said courts.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever a final judgment or decree shall be entered up by either of the said courts, in favor of any person or persons who may ave established a right or claim to the whole, or any part, of the said sums, so paid to the Comptroller, and deposited in virtue of this law, the said Comptroller

An Act to make good a deficit in the appropriation of eighteen hundred and seven, for completing the public buildings; and for other purposes.

For completing the wall of the President's square, planting the ground so as to close this part of the expenditure, building a solid flight of steps to the principal door, and minor expenses, fourteen thousand dollars.

For carrying up, in solid work, the interior of the north wing, comprising the Senate Chamber, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For executing the work deficient in the interior of the south wing, and for painting, eleven thousand five hundred dollars.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several sums of money hereby appropriated, shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, April 25, 1808.

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act in addition to the act, entitled "An act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States," and the several acts supplementary thereto, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted, &c., That, during the continuance of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, no vessel of any description whatever, and wherever bound, whose employment is confined to the navigation of bays, sounds, rivers, and lakes, within the jurisdiction of the United States, (packets, ferry-boats, and vessels exempted from the obligation of giving any bond whatever, only excepted.) shall be allowed to depart from any district of the United States, without having previously obtained a clearance, nor until the master or commander shall have delivered to the collector or surveyor of the port of departure a manifest of the whole cargo on board, including articles of domestic growth or manufacture, as well as foreign merchandise. And it shall also be the duty of the owners, agents, or masters of every such vessel, to produce, within two months, thereafter. to the collector of the district from which the vessel departed, a certificate of the landing of the whole of such cargo, in a port of the United States, within the bay, sound, rivers, or lakes, to which the navigation of such vessel is confined, signed

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by the collector or surveyor of the port where the cargo shall have been landed.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, and of the several acts supplementary thereto, no ship or vessel of any description whatever, other than those described in the next preceding section, and wherever bound, shall receive a clearance, unless the lading shall be made hereafter under the inspection of the proper revenue officers, subject to the same restrictions, regulations, penalties, and forfeitures, as are provided by law for the inspection of goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, upon which duties are imposed, any law to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect vessels laden, in whole or in part, on the receipt of this act by the respective collectors.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That if any vessel, described in the first section, shall depart from any district of the United States without a clearance, or before the manifest of the cargo shall have been delivered to the collector or surveyor, in the manner therein prohibited, or if a certificate of the landing of the cargo shall not be produced within the time and in the manner therein provided, such vessels and cargo shall be forfeited, and the owner or owners, consignee, agent, factors, freighters, master, or skipper of such vessel, shall respectively forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, nor less than one thousand dollars: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to bar or prevent the recovery of the penalty on the bond given for such vessel.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That during the continuance of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, and of the several acts supplementary thereto, it shall be the duty of the master or person having charge or command of any vessel, flat, or boat, intended to enter that part of the | river Mississippi which lies between the southern boundary of the Mississippi Territory and the river Iberville, if going down the said river, to stop at Fort Adams, and if going up the river to stop at Iberville, and at each place, as the case may be, to deliver to an inspector of the revenue, to be stationed there for that purpose, a manifest of the whole cargo on board; and also to produce to the same officer, within two months thereafter, if going down the river, and within six months thereafter, if going up the river, a certificate of the landing of the same in some part of the district of Mississippi, and within the jurisdiction of the United States, which certificate shall be signed by the collector or one of the surveyors of the district of Mississippi; or, if the cargo shall be landed more than thirty miles from the place of residence of any such officer, by a State or Territorial judge, having jurisdiction at the place of such landing.

Mississippi, as prescribed in the next preceding section, without stopping and delivering a manifest in the manner therein provided, or if a certificate of the landing of the cargo shall not be produced within the time, and in the manner therein provided, such vessel, flat, or boat, and cargo, shall be forfeited, and the owner or owners, consignee, agent, factors, freighters, master, or skipper of such vessel, flat, or boat, shall respectively forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars, nor less than one thousand dollars.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That no ship or vessel having any cargo whatever on board, shall, during the continuance of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels, in the ports and harbors of the United States, be allowed to depart from any port of the United States, for any other port or district of the United States, adjacent to the territories, colonies, or provinces of a foreign nation; nor shall any clearance be furnished to any ship or vessel, bound as aforesaid, without special permission of the President of the United States. And if any ship or vessel shall, contrary to the provisions of this act, proceed to any port or district adjacent to the territories, colonies, or provinces of a foreign nation, such ship or vessel. with her cargo, shall be wholly forfeited; and if the same shall not be seized, the owner, agents, factors, and freighters of such ship or vessel shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay double the value of such ship and cargo; and the master and commander of such ship or vessel, as well as all other persons, who shall knowingly be concerned in such prohibited voyage, shall each respectively forfeit and pay not exceeding three thousand dollars, nor less than five hundred dollars, for such offence, whether the vessel be seized or not.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the commanders of the public armed vessels and gunboats of the United States shall, as well as the commanders or masters of the revenue cutters, and revenue boats, be authorized, and they are hereby authorized, to stop and examine any vessel, flat, or boat, belonging to any citizen of the United States, either on the high seas, or within the jurisdiction of the United States, or any foreign vessel within the jurisdiction of the United States, which there may be reason to suspect to be engaged in any traffic or commerce, or in the transportation of merchandise, of either domestic or foreign growth or manufacture, contrary to the provisions of this act, or of the act laying an embargo on all ships and vessels in the ports and harbors of the United States, or of any of the acts supplementary thereto; and if, upon examination, it shall appear that such vessel, flat, or boat, is thus engaged, it shall be the duty of the commander to seize every such vessel, flat, or boat, and to send the same to the nearest port of the United States for trial.

SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Comptroller of the Treasury be, and he hereby is. authorized to remit the duties accruing on the importation of goods of domestic produce, or which, being of foreign produce, had been exportvessel, flat, or boat, shall enter that part of the rivered without receiving a drawback, which may

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That, if any

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