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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, to wit.
IT REMEMBERED, That on the fifteenth day of March in the
America, William Graydon, esquire, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:
"An Abridgment of the Laws of the United States, or a complete "Digest of all such Acts of Congress as concern the United States "at large. To which is added an Appendix, containing all ex"isting Treaties, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles "of Confederation, the Rules and Articles for the government of "the Army, and the Ordinance for the Government of the Ter"ritory North West of the Ohio. By William Graydon, Esquire."
In conformity to the act of the congress of the united states, entitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning by secur"ing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and "proprietors of such copies during the times therein men❝tioned."
D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the
Laws of the United States.
In case of war, &c. the president shall make proclamation
Ben enemies, how treated
If not chargeable with crimes
Courts, &c. may hear and make order
ACT of July 6, 1798. (Vol. IV. p. 160.)*
1. SECT. I. Whenever there shall be a declared, war between the united states and any foreign nation or government, or any invasion or predatory incursion shall be perpetrated, attempted, or threatened against the territory of the united states, by any foreign nation or government, and the president of the united states shall make public proclamation of the event, all natives,citizens, denizens, or subjects of the hostile nation or government, being males of the age of fourteen years and upwards, who shall be within the united states, and not actually naturalized, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured and removed, as alien enemies. And the president of the united states shall be, and he is hereby authorized, in any event, as aforesaid, by his proclamation thereof, or other public act, to direct the conduct to be ob served, on the part of the united states, towards the aliens who shall become liable, as aforesaid; the manner and degree of the restraint to which they shall be subject, and in what cases, and upon what security their residence shall be permitted, and to provide for the removal of those, who, not being permitted to reside within the united states, shall refuse or neglect to depart therefrom; and to establish any other regulations which shall be found necessary in the premises and for the public safety: Provided, That aliens resident within the united states, who shall become liable as enemies, in the manner aforesaid, and who shall not be chargeable with actual hostility, or other crime against the public safety, shall be allowed, for the recovery, disposal, and removal of their goods and effects, and for their departure, the full time which is, or shall be stipulated by any treaty, where any shall have been be tween the united states, and the hostile nation or government, of which they shall be natives, citizens, denizens or subjects: And where no
The volumes made use of in this work, are the following, viz. Ist. Ild, and Illd. printed by Richard Folwell, at Philadelphia, in 1796; the IVth. printed by same Philadelphia, in 1799; the Vth, printed by Samuel Harrison Smith, et Washington City, in for; and the VIth. printed by William Duare,
such treaty shall have existed, the president of the united states may ascertain and declare such reasonable time as may be consistent with the public safety, and according to the dictates of humanity and national hospitality.
2. SECT. II. After any proclamation shall be made as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the several courts of the united states, and of each state, having criminal jurisdiction, and of the several judges and justices of the courts of the united states, and they shall be, and are hereby respectively, authorized upon complaint, against any alien or alien enemies, as aforesaid, who shall be resident and at large within such jurisdiction or district, to the danger of the public peace or safety, and contrary to the tenor or intent of such proclamation, or other regulations which the president of the united states shall and may establish in the premises, to cause such alien or aliens to be duly apprehended and convened before such court, judge or justice; and after a full examination and hearing on such complaint, and sufficient cause therefor appcaring, shall and may order such alien or aliens to be removed out of the territory of the united states, or to give sureties of their good behavior, or to be otherwise restrained, conformably to the proclamation or regulations which shall and may be established as aforesaid, and may imprison, or otherwise secure such alien or aliens, until the order which shall and may be made, as aforesaid, shall be performed. 3. SECT. III. It shall be the duty of the marshal of the district in which any alien enemy shall be apprehended, who by the president of the united states, or by order of any court, judge, or justice, as aforesaid, shall be required to depart, and to be removed, as aforesaid, to provide therefor, and to execute such order, by himself or his deputy, or other discreet person or persons to be employed by him, by causing a removal of such alien out of the territory of the united states; and for such removal, the marshal shall have the warrant of the president of the united states, or of the court, judge, or justice ordering the same, as the case may be. [See Naturalization.]
ACT of March 23, 1792. (Vol. II. p. 27.)
1, SECT VI. From and after the passing of this at, no sale, transfer or mortgage of the whole or any part of the pension or arrearages of pension, payable to any non-commissioned officer, soldier or seaman, before the same shall become due, shall be valid. And every person, claiming such pension or arrears of pension, or any part thereof, under power of attorney or substitution, shall, before the same is paid, make oath or affirmation before some justice of the peace of the place where the same is payable, that such power or substitution is not given by reason of any transfer of such pension, or arrears of pension, and any person, who shall swear or affirm falsely in the premises, and be thereof convicted, shall suffer, as for wilful and corrupt perjury. (See Crimes 18.]
[The other sections of this act are obsolete.]
ACT of June 7, 1794.
(Vol. III. p. 106.)
2. SECT. III. To such of the troops as are or may be employed on the frontiers, and under such special circumstances as, in the opinion of the president of the united states, may require an augmentation of some parts of their rations, the president is authorized to direct such augmentation as he may judge necessary, not exceeding four ounces of beef, two ounces of flour, and half a gill of rum or whiskey, in addition to each ration, and half a pint of salt to one hundred rations. [See postea 10.]
[The other sections of this act are supplied.]
ACT of May 13, 1796. (Vol. III. p. 287.)
3. SECT. I. Every officer in the army of the united states, whose duty requires him to be on horseback, in time of action, and whose horse shall be killed in battle, shall be allowed a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, as a compensation for each horse so killed.
4. SECT. II. The provision contained in this act shall have retrospective operation, so far as the fourth day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine: Provided, That no person shall receive payment for any horse so killed, until he make satisfactory proof to the secretary at war, that the horse, for which he claims compensation, was actually killed under such circumstances, as to entitle him to this provision, in all cases, which have heretofore taken place, within one year after the end of the present session of congress; and in all cases which may take place hereafter, within one year after such horse shall have been killed.
5. SECT. III. The proof of the value of such horse shall be, by the affidavit of the quarter-master of the corps, to which the owner may belong, or of two other credible witnesses.
ACT of March 15, 1802. (Vol. VI. p. 17.)
6. SECT. I. The military peace establishment of the united states, from and after the first of June next, shall be composed of one regiment of artillerists and two regiments of infantry, with such officers, military agents, and engineers as are herein after mentioned.
7. SECT. II. The regiment of artillerists shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, four majors, one adjutant, and twenty com