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Pennsylvania, to issue letters patent, in the name and under the seal of the United States, granting and conveying to the said state forever the faid tract of land, as the same was ascertained by a survey made in pursuance of the resolution of Congress of the sixth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight. JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
of the House of Représentatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United
States, and President of the Senate.
the Accounts of the United States with the In-
E it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, Board com- That the powers of the Board of Commissionfor fettle ers, which, by an act passed in the second selmont of ac fion of the first Congress, was established to cirtued till settle the accounts between the United States
and individual states, shall continue until the first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, unless the business shall be fooner accomplished.
Sec, 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid act shall extend to the settlement of
the accounts between the United States and
To settle the state of Vermont : and that until the first with Ver day of December next, shall be allowed for the faid state to exhibit its claims. Sec.
And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing of this act, the pay of the Day of principal clerk of the said Board shall be the clerk. fame as the
pay of the principal clerk in the Auditor's office.
JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
- of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United
States, and President of the Senate.
An Act concerning certain Fisheries of the United
States, and for the Regulation and Government
Section 1. E it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the allowance now made upon the exportation of dried fish of the fisheries of the United in lieu of States, in lieu of a drawback of the duties paid drawback on the salt used in preserving the same, shall tion of dricease on all dried fish exported after the tenth cd fifli li day of June next, and as a commutation and June 1792 equivalent therefor, there shall be afterwards
and as an paid on the last day of December annually, to equivalent, each filh
the owner of every vefsel or his agent, by the ing velle collector of the district where such vessel may aliowed a
belong, that shall be qualified agreeably to law, cording to for carrying on the bank and other cod fishto exceederies, and that shall actually have been employ170 dollars. ed therein at fea for the term of four months
at the least, of the fishing season, next preced-
Sec. 2. And be it further crafted, That on Annual al- the last day of December annually, as aforeshing vel said, there shall also be paid to the owner of tels aboves every fishing boat or vefsel of more than five
tons, and less than twenty tons, or to his agent
furement of such boat or vessel ; which allows ance shall be accounted for as part of the pro. ceeds of the fares of faid boat or vessel, and shall accordingly be fo divided among all
perfons interested therein : Provided however, That this allowance shall be made only to such boats or vessels as shall have actually been employed at sea in the cod fishery for the term of four months at the least of the preceding seafon: And provided also, That such boat or vefsel shall have landed in the course of said
under what preceding season, a quantity of fish not less regulations than twelve quintals for every ton of her admeasurement; the faid quantity of fish to be afcertained when dried and cured fit for ex. portation, and according to the weight thereof, as the same shall weigh at the time of delivery when actually sold; which account of the weight, with the original adjustment and settlement of the fare or fares among the owners and fishermen, together with a written account of the length, breadth and depth of said boat or veffel, and the time she has actually been employed in the fishery in the preceding seafon, shall in all cases be produced and sworn or affirmed to, before the said collector of the district, in order to entitle the owner, his agent or lawful representative, to receive the allowance aforesaid. And if at any time within one year after payment of such allowance, it shall appear that any fraud or deceit has been practised in obtaining the same, the boat or vessel upon which such allowance shall have been paid, if found within the district aforesaid, shall be for. feited; otherwise the owner or owners having practised such fraud or deceit, shall forfeit and pay one hundred dollars; to besued for, recoveredand appropriated in like manner as forfeitures VOL. II.
and penalties are to be sued for, recovered and appropriated for any breach of an act, entitled, “ An act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the fishing vel- owner or owners of every fishing vessel of fels how to twenty tons and upwards, his or their agent obtain the or lawful representative, shall previous to reallowances ceiving the allowance which is provided for in granted by
this act, produce to the collector who is authorized to pay the same, the original agreement or agreements which may have been made with the fishermen employed on board such vessel, as is herein before required, and also a certificate to b2 by him or them subscribed, therein mentioning the particular days on which such veffel failed and returned on the several voyages or fares, she may have made in the preceding fishing season, to the truth of which they fall swear or affirm before the collector aforesaid.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no Íhip or vessel of twenty tons or upwards, employed as aforesaid, shall be entitled to the allowance granted by this act, unless the skipper or master thereof ihall, before he proceeds on any fishing voyage, make an agreement in writing or in print, with every fisherman employed therein, excepting only any apprentice or servant of himself or owner; and in addition to fich terms of shipment as may be agreed on, fhall in such agreement express whether the fame is to continue for one voyage or for the fishing season, and she also express that the fish or the proceeds of such filhing voyage or