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committee to be
curred in inquiring into the official conduct of Samuel Chase, and Richard Peters,
tions for carryStates of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of two thousand
ing on the imdollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any peachments money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the payment of against Samuel
Chase and John such expenses as may have been or hereafter may be incurred in prosecu
Fees to the
authorby the chairman of any committee appointed to conduct the said inquiry pense or impeachment, to have been authorized by him, shall also be allowed chairman of the and paid.
allowed and Approved, March 19, 1804.
Slates for the districts of Virginia, Rhode Island, and for the district of West
Be it eracted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sessions of
court of Virginia trict court for the district of Virginia, directed by law to be held in the
altered. town of Norfolk, shall be hereafter held and commence on the fifteenth day of June, and on the fifteenth day of December, in every year; and folk that the sessions of the said court, directed by law to be held in the city December 16th, of Richmond, shall be held and commence on the nineteenth day of 1805, at RichMay, and on the nineteenth day of November, in every year.(a)
mond, May and
November 19th. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when either of the said days shall happen to be a Sunday, the sessions of the said court shall com- the days Sun. mence on the following day.
day, the court Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all writs and process which the following have been issued, and all recognizances returnable, and all suits and day. other pleadings which have been continued, to the said district court,
cess continued «lirected by law to be holden in Norfolk, on the third Tuesday in March over accordingbext, shall be returned and held continued to the fifteenth day of June ly. next; and in like manner, all writs and process which [have] been issued, and all recognizances returnable, and all suits and other proceedings which have been continued to the said district court, directed by law to be holden in the city of Richmond, on the third Tuesday in Junc next, shall be returned, and held continued to the nineteenth day of May next.
Sessions of the Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from and after the first day
district court of of April next, the session of the district court for the district of Rhode
Rhode Island Island, shall commence at Newport, on the second Tuesday in May, altered. and third Tuesday in October ; at Providence, the first Tuesday in August, and the first Tuesday in February, annually; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all suits, process, and pro Writs and pro. ceedings, of what nature or kind soever, pending in, or made returnable cess
(a) By the act of March 24, 1819, the sessions of the court are to be held at Richmond on the 1st day of April, and the 15th day of October, and at Norfolk on the 1st day of May, and the 1st day of November.
Court at Nor
to commence June and
If either of
to commence on
Writs and pro
Sessions of the
over according- to said court, shall, after the said first day of April next, be co ly.
over until the next court to be held in conformity to this act.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the sessions of the district court of court for the district of West Tennessee, directed by law to be see altered. the town of Nashville, shall be hereafter held and commence
Thursday next succeeding the fourth Mondays of May and No Process con- in every year; and that all writs and process which have been tinued over ac- and all recognizances returnable, and all suits and other proc cordingly. See act of
which have been continued to the said. district court, directed b February 24, be held at Nashville, on the fourth Monday of May next, 1907, scc. 4, returned and held continued to the Thursday next succeedi
APPROVED, March 23, 1804.
March 23, 1804. CHAP. XXXII.-An Act supplementary to the act, intituled "An act to in
the subscribers to the Bank of the United States." [Obsolete.] Act of Feb. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the ruary 18, 1791, States of America in Congress assembled, That the president and Bank of the ors of the Bank of the United States shall be, and they are hereby
au- ized to establish offices of discount and deposit in any part of the te thorized to es
or dependencies of the United States, in the manner, and on tl tablish offices of discount and de- prescribed by the act to which this is a supplement. posit.
APPROVED, March 23, 1804.
vears the state
March 23, 1804. CHAP. XXXIII.-An Act to ascertain the boundary of the lands reserv
stale of Virginia, northwest of the river Ohio, for the satisfaction of and soldiers on continental establishment, and to limit the period for lo
said lands.(a) Boundary line Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of th now under the States of America in Congress assembled, That the line run u
direction of the surveyor-general of the United States, from th ral established. of the Little Miami, towards the source of the Scioto, and whi
on the east, the surveys of the lands of the United States, shall, with its course continued to the Scioto river, be considered and the westerly boundary line, north of the source of the Little M the territory reserved by the state of Virginia, between the Litt
] Proviso, that and Scioto rivers, for the use of the officers and soldiers of t within two
nental line of that state: Provided, that the state of Virgin of Virginia re
within two years after the passing of this act, recognize such cognize the line, the boundary of the said territory. Officers and
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the officers and plete their loca. or their legal representatives who are entitled to bounty lands w tions in three above-mentioned reserved territory, shall complete their location years within the three years after the passing of this act, and every such officer and
or his legal representative, whose bounty land has or shall ha tory.
Öfficers and located within that part of the said territory, to which the In soldiers whose has been extinguished, shall make return of his or their surve shall have been secretary of the department of war, within five years after the located on that of this act, and shall also exhibit and file with the said secre part of the ter; within the same time, the original warrant or warrants under the ìndian title claims, or a certified copy thereof, under the seal of the office v
(a) Act of March 2, 1807, chap. 21; act of April 30, 1810, chap. 35; act of April 11, 1818 act of April 18, 1918, chap. 62; act of February 24, 1819, 'chap. 40;' act of April 20, 1822 act of March 3, 1823, chap. 38; act of May 18, 1924, chap. 88; act of May 4, 1826, chap. March 2, 1827, chap. 35; act of May 23, 1828, chap. 71; act of February 25, 1831, chap. July 3, 1832, chap. 163 ; act of July 21, 1832, chap. 205; act of January 27, 1835, chap. 6; 7, 1838, chap. 166; act of Septemler 4, 1811, chap. 16.
soldiers to com
ed to be evi
said warrants are legally kept; which warrant, or certified copy thereof, has been extinshall be sufficient evidence that the grantee therein named, or the person returns, &c. to under whom such grantee claims, was originally entitled to such bounty the Secretary of land: and every person entitled to said lands and thus applying, shail War in five thereupon be entitled to receive a patent in the manner prescribed by
dence entitling Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That such part of the above men
the clainants to tioned reserved territory as shall not have been located, and those tracts of land, within that part of the said territory to which the Indian title 1303, ch. 21. has been extinguished, the surveys whereof shall not have been returned
Act of April to the Secretary of War, within the time and times prescribed by this 16, 1816, Ch. 49; act, shall thenceforth be released from any claim or claims for such 11, 1818, ch. 43. bounty lands, and shall be disposed of in conformity with the provisions of the act, intituled “An act in addition to, and modification of the 24, 1819, ch.40. propositions contained in the act, intituled An act to enable the people Unlocated porof the eastern division of the territory, northwest of the river Ohio, to tion of the reform a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such in five years to state into the Union, on an equal footing with the original states, and be released from for other purposes."
posed of, &c. APPROVED, March 23, 1804.
Act of Feb.
claims and dis
CHAP. XXXIV.-An Act further to aller and establish cerlain post roads, and for March 26, 1804. other purposes.(a)
Post roads Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
In Virginia.–From Lexington, by Amherst Springs, to Cabels Virginia.
In Kentucky.-From Hartford, by Vienna, to Muhlenburg Court Kentucky. house.
In Ohio.-From Zanesville to Marietta, and from Cincinnati to Ohio.
In Maryland.—From Westminster to Taneytown; from Emmitsburg Maryland.
(a) Act to regulate the Post-office department, May 1, 1810, chap. 37; act of March 3, 1825, chap. 64; act of July 2, 1836, chup. 270. Act of March 3, 1845, chap. 43.
In Virginia.-From Fredericksburg, by Falmouth, Elk Fauquier Courthouse and Salem, to Paris; from Clarksbur nan settlement, to Randolph Courthouse; from Lancaster to Kilmarnock; and from Kanawha Courthouse, by Point Galliopolis, in Ohio; from thence to the Scioto Salt from Prince Edward Courthouse, by Lester's store, Wheel and Campbell Courthouse, to New London; from Danville to Lenox's castle, in North Carolina; and from Wood C Marietta.
In Kentucky.-From Springfield, by Green Courthouse, house, and Cumberland Courthouse, to Jackson Courtho nessee; and from thence to Blackburn Springs; from J near the Hazle patch, to Lincoln Courthouse; from the to ington to Augusta; from Frankfort to Henry Courthou post road from Montgomery Courthouse to Fleming Cou pass by Slate creek iron works, and the Upper Blue Licks; post road from Hartford to Logan Courthouse, shall pass by Courthouse.
In Tennessee.-From Dixon's Springs, by Lebanon ang Courthouse, to Nashville; and that the post road from Springfield, shall pass by Mansker's lick.
In Ohio.-From Warren, in the county of Trumbull, lto Detroit; from Chilicothe to Alexandria; from Steuben Lisbon; from Chilicothe to Franklinton; from Cincin Franklin and Dayton, to Stanton; from thence, through W Deerfield, to Charleston; from Zanesville, through To Graden-hutton; and that the post road from Georgetown shall pass through New Lisbon.
In Pennsylvania.–From Alexandria, through Holliday and Armagh, to Greensburg; from Pittsburg, through But cer, to Meedsville; from Bedford, by Berlin, to Somerset; bersburg, through Strasburg and Faunetsburg, to Hunting
In New Jersey.-From Ringoe's tavern, by Somerset Boundbrook, Scotch Plains and Springfield, to Newar! Rahway, by Scotch Plains, to New Providence.
In New York.–From Kingston, through Catskill, Loo Coxsackie, to the city of Albany; from Lansingburg, thre ticoke, Easton, Argyle, and Hartford, to Whitehall; fro Aurora; from Unadella to Cooperstown; from the little Mohawk river, to the academy in Fairfield; from Kingst to the post-office in Meredith; from Walton to Jericho; fror post, in the state of New York, to Williamsport, in the st sylvania; the post road from Canandagua to Niagara, Buffaloe Creek.
In Connecticut.-From Hartford, through Granby and Blanford, in Massachusetts; from New Haven, through H hire, and Southington, to Farmington; and from Hart Glastenbury and Colchester, to New London.
In Massachusetts.-From Shrewsbury, through Hold Oakham, Hardwick, Greenwich, Pelham and Amherst, to ]
In Maine.---From Brunswick, by Litchfield and Hallowel from Wiscassett to Boothbay; and from Fryburgh, through notch of the White Mountain, Jefferson, Lancaster, to Gu house, in Vermont.
In New Hampshire. From Haverhill in Massachus through Salem, to Windham in New Hampshire; from A way; from Salisbury to Plymouth, alternately on each side river; from Littleton to Guildhall Courthouse, alternately of Connecticut river ; from Littleton, through St. Johns ville in Vermont, to St. Alban's on Lake Champlain.
In Louisiana.–From Massac, on the Ohio river, to Cape Girardeau, Louisiana. in Louisiana; from thence to New Madrid; from the said Cape Girardeau, by St. Geneveive to Kaskaskias, in the Indiana territory; and from Cahokia to St. Louis, in Louisiana; from Natchez to Tombigby; and from Natchez to New Orleans.
SEĆ. 3. And be it further enacted, That all letters, returns, and other Letters to or papers on public service, sent by the mail to or from the offices of from the offices
of inspector and inspector and paymaster of the army, shall be received and conveyed
paymaster to free of postage:
be conveyed Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That whenever it shall be made free,
(Obsolete.] to appear to the satisfaction of the Postmaster-General, that any road established by this or any former act, as a post road, is obstructed by General to refences, gates, or bars, other than those lawfully used on turnpike roads, port to Congress
the roads which to collect their toll, and not kept in good repair with proper bridges and
have obstrucerries, where the same may be necessary, it shall be the duty of the tions. Postmaster-General to report the same to Congress, with such informa [Obsolete.)
Congress to tion as can be obtained, to enable Congress to establish some other road
establish other instead of it in the same main direction. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That this act shall not be so con Existing con
tracts not affect. strued as to affect any existing contract for carrying the mail.
ed by this act. APPROVED, March 26, 1804.
the bi, ed
at the expense
Chap. XXXV.-An Acl making provision for the disposal of the public lands in March 26, 1804.
the Indiana Territory, and for olher purposes.(a)
Powers of the
surveyor-gencStates of America in Congress assembled, That the powers vested by law
ral extended in the surveyor-general, shall extend over all the public lands of the over all the United States to which the Indian title has been or shall hereafter be lands of the U. extinguished, north of the river Ohio, and east of the river Mississippi; the Ohio, and and it shall be the duty of the said surveyor-general to cause the said east of the Mislands to be surveyed into townships, six miles square, and divided in the sissippi ; and he same manner and under the same regulations, and to do and perform all to be laid off such other acts in relation to the said lands, as is provided by law in into townships. relation to the lands of the United States, situate northwest of the river Ohio and above the mouth of Kentucky river: Provided, that the whole Expenses of expense of surveying and marking the lines shall not exceed three dol- surveying not to lars for every mile that shall be actually run, surveyed and marked : dollars per mile. And provided also, that such tracts of land as are lawfully claimed by individuals within the said boundaries, and the title whereto has been cd to be laid out or shall be recognized by the United States, shall be laid out and sur
of the claimant. veyed at the expense of the parties respectively, in conformity with the true boundaries of such tracts. And it shall also be the duty of the said surveyor-general to cause to be run, surveyed and marked such of the Indian boundary lines of the said lands, as have not yet been surveyed; dary lines to be and with the approbation of the President of the United States to ascertain by astronomical observations the positions of such places north of the river Ohio and east of the river Mississippi, as may be deemed necessary for the correctness of the surveys, and to be the most important points of the geography of the country.
Sec. 2. And be it further cnacted, That for the disposal of the lands Land-olices of the United States, north of the river Ohio and east of the river Mis- established at
Detroit, Vinsissippi, in the Indiana territory, three land-offices shall be established in the same, one at Detroit for the lands lying north of the state of Ohio Kaskaskia. to which the Indian title has been extinguished; one at Vincennes for the lands to which the Indian title has been extinguished, and which
(a) See notes to act of March 23, 1804, chap. 33; an act granting lands to the inhabitants and settlers at Vincennes, and the Illinois country, &c., March 3, 1791, chap. 27, vol. i. 221.