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(ACT of April 20th, 1818.) public lands in the northern part of the late Mississippi territory, and the surveyor of the public lands in the territories of Illinois and Missouri; to each of the principal deputy surveyors one copy; there shall be delivered one copy to each of the registers and receivers of public moneys in land offices established, or that may hereafter be established in the several states and territories; and fifty copies shall be placed in the hands of the secretary of the trea. sury, to be distributed among the officers and clerks in his department, as he may think proper; two hundred and fifty copies shall be placed in the library, and remain there under the same regulations as the other laws of the United States; and the remainder shall be placed in the library, and each member of congress hereafter elected, shall, so long as any remain, exclusive of the two hundred and fifty copies before mentioned, be entitled to one copy at the commencement of that session of congress next succeeding his election.

RESOLUTION of March 27, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 201.

7. The journal of the convention which formed the present constitution of the United States, now remaining in the office of the secretary of state, and all acts and proceedings of that convention, which are in the possession of the government of the United States, shall be published under the direction of the president of the United States, together with the secret journals of the acts and proceedings, and the foreign correspondence, of the congress of the United States, from the first meeting thereof down to the date of ratification of the definitive treaty of peace, between Great Britain and the United States, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty-three, except such parts of the said foreign correspondence as the president of the United States may deem it improper at this time to publish. And one thousand copies thereof shall be printed, of which one copy shall be furnished to each member of the present congress, and the residue shall remain subject to the future disposition of congress.

RESOLUTION of April 3, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 202. 8. After the close of each session of congress, an alphabetical index of the acts and joint resolutions passed at the preceding session shall be prepared, printed, and distributed therewith, under the direction of the secretary for the department of state.

ACT of April 20, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 112. Sec. I. [Repealed, Infru, 20.]

9. Sec. 11. Whenever official notice shall have been received, at the department of state, that any amendment which heretofore has been, or hereafter may be, proposed to the constitution of the United States, has been adopted, according to the provisions of the constitution, it shall be the duty of the said secretary of state, forth with to cause the said amendment to be published in the said newspapers authorised to promulgate the laws,

(ACT of April 20th, 1818.) with his certificate, specifying the states by which the same may have been adopted, and that the same has become valid, to all intents and purposes, as a part of the constitution of the United States.

10. Sec. m. The proprietor of every newspaper in which the laws, resolutions, treaties, or amendments shall be so published, shall receive, as full compensation therefor, at the rate of one dollar for each printed page of the laws, resolutions, and treaties, as published in the pamphlet form, in the manner hereinafter directed, And if it shall appear, on the examination of any such account, that there has been any unreasonable delay or intentional omission in the publication of the laws aforesaid, the proper accounting officer of the treasury is hereby authorised and required to deduct, from such account, such sum as shall be charged therein, for the publication of any laws which shall have been so unreasonably delayed or intentionally omitted. And in any such case it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to discontinue the publication of the laws in the newspaper belonging to such proprietor, and such newspaper shall, in no event, be again authorised, nor shall the proprietor thereof be again employed to publish the laws of the United States.

11. Sec. iv. The secretary of state shall cause to be published, at the close of every session of congress, and as soon as practicable, eleven thousand copies of the acts of congress at large, including all resolutions passed by congress, amendments to the constitution adopted, and all public treaties made and ratified since the then last publication of the laws; which copies shall be printed on paper, and in the size of the sheet and type, in a manner to correspond with the late revised edition of the laws, published by Bioren & Co. which copies shall be distributed in the following manner; To every person who has been president of the United States, one copy to each, during their respective lives; to the present and every future president and vice president, one copy to each, during their lives; one copy to the actual president and vice president, to be deemed an appurtenant to their offices respectively; to each member of the senate and house of representatives, and to each delegate in congress from any territory, one copy each; twenty copies to the secretary of the senate, and fifty copies to the clerk of the house of representatives, for the general use of the committees and members of the respective houses; to the judges and clerks of the supreme and district courts, and to the marshal and attorney of each district or section of a district, one copy each; to the secretaries of state, of the treasury, of war, and of the navy, and to each of their chief clerks, one copy each; one copy to the attorney general, to each of the comptrollers and aus ditors, and to the register and treasurer of the United States, and to the commissioner of the revenue, and the commissioner of the general land office, and to the paymaster general, and the adjutant and inspector general, and to the commissary general of supplies, and the director of the mint; one copy to each collector, naval

(RESOLUTION of January 9th, 1820.) officer, surveyor, and inspector of the customs; to the governors, judges, secretaries, and clerks, of the territories of the United States, one copy each; to the postmaster general, and each assistant, one copy; and one copy to each of the surveyors general of the lands of the United States, and to each register of a land office; and one copy to each publisher of a newspaper authorised to promulgate the same. The delivery of the said copies shall be under the direction of the secretary of state, or such officer as he shall, for that purpose, authorise.

12. Sec. v. Three hundred of the said copies shall be annually placed in the library of congress; and every member of congress, and every delegate shall be entitled to the use of a copy, during the session, and the same shall be returned and accounted for, as may be prescribed by the rules of the library. And one hundred of the said copies, authorised by this act to be printed, shall be delivered to the secretary of war, and fifty copies to the secretary of the navy, to be by them respectively distributed among such officers of the army and navy as the public service may require. Four hundred copies shall [be] reserved by the secretary of state, to be distributed by him, at his discretion, among the public and foreign ministers and consuls and other public agents.

Sec. vi. The residue of the said number of copies, authorised to be printed, shall be distributed among the several states and territories, in proportion to the number of representatives and delegates to which each state and territory may be entitled in congress, at the time of such distribution.

13. Sec. vii. Whenever the secretary of state shall enter into any contract with any person, for the publication of the laws, in the pamphlet form, as aforesaid, he shall require at least two good and sufficient sureties, for the faithful performance of the contract; and in every such agreement, it shall always be stipulated that the number of copies hereby authorised to be printed, shall be delivered at the office of the secretary of state, within thirty days after the adjournment of each session of congress, and that for every day's delay in such delivery, the person so contracting shall forfeit the sum of one hundred dollars, to be deducted from the com pensation to which he otherwise would have been entitled.

14. Sec. VIII. All acts, or parts of acts, heretofore passed, which in any manner contravene the provisions of this act, or which may be inconsistent with the same; and all acts, or parts of acts, in which are contained any provisions for the publication of the laws, either in a pamphlet form or in newspapers, be, and the same are hereby repealed: Provided, that such repeal shall not be construed to prevent the payment of any compensation that may be due, for the publication of the laws, previous to the promulga“ tion of this act.

RESOLUTION of January 9, 1820. Pamphlet edit, 117.

15. The secretary of state is instructed to furnish to each mema ber of the present congress, and the delegates from territories,

(ACT of May 11th, 1820.) (who may not be entitled to the same, under the resolution of congress of the 27th of March, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen,) the president and vice president of the United States, the executive of each state and territory, the attorney general and judges of the courts of the United States, and the colleges and universities in the United States, each one copy; for the use of each of the departments, viz: state, treasury, war, and navy, twe copies each; for the use of the senate, five copies, and for the use of the house of representatives, ten copies, of the volumes containing the journal, acts, and proceedings, of the convention which formed the present constitution of the United States; and that the residue of the copies of said journal be deposited in the library of congress,

for the use of the members. RESOLUTION of April 21, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 118. 16. The secret journal, together with all the papers and documents connected with that journal, and all other papers and documents heretofore considered confidential, of the old congress, from the date of the ratification of the definitive treaty of peace between the United States and Great Britain, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, to the formation of the present government, now remaining in the oflice of the secretary of state, shall be published under the direction of the president of the United States, and a thousand copies thereof shall be printed and deposited in the library, subject to the disposition of congress.

RESOLUTION of May 8, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 74. 17. The secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit one copy of the journal of the federal convention at Philadelphia, in one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, which formed the constitution of the United States, to each of the members, now alive, of the said convention.

ACT of May 11, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 69. 18, Sec. i. The secretary of state shall, as soon as conveniently may be, after he shall receive any order, resolution, or law, passed by congress, except such orders, resolutions, and laws, as are of a private nature, cause the same to be published in a number of public newspapers, not exceeding one in the District of Columbia, and in not more than three newspapers in each of the several states and territories of the United States. And he shall also cause to be published, in like manner, in the said newspapers, all public treaties entered into and ratified by the United States, except Indian treaties, which shall be published only in one newspaper, and that to be within the limits of the state or territory to which the subject matter of such treaty shall belong.

19. Sec. 11. The first section of the act entitled "An act to pro. vide for the publication of the laws of the United States, and for other purposes," approved the twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, is hereby repealed: Provided, That

ACT of August 4th, 1790.) such repeal shall not be construed to prevent the payment of any compensation that may be due for the publication of the laws, previous to the promulgation of this act.

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Appropriation of funds, 1, 11, 19, 36, 40 | Louisiana stock,
Foreign debt funded in 1790,

2 | Exchanged and converted 6 per cents., 22 Domestic debt 1790,

3 Six per cents. of 1812, Old 6 per cents.,

4 Exchanged 6 per cents. of 1812, Three per cents.,

5 Six per cents. of 1813, Stock, how transferable,

6 Six per cents. of 1814,

28, 29, Loan of 21,000,000,

8 Seven per cent, stock, Deferred 6 per cents.,

9 | Six per cent, treasury note stock, Pledge of funds,

10, 24, 37, 40 | Six per cents. of 1815, Sinkiog fund,

12, 14, 17, 20, 37 | Five per cents. 1816, Loan of two millions, 1790, 13 Treasury notes,

35, 38 Five and a half, and 44 stocks, 16 Loan of 1820, Six per cents. of '96,

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An act making provision for the debt of the United States. Whereas justice, and the support of public credit, require that provision should be made for fulfilling the engagements of the United States, in respect to their foreign debt, and for funding their domestic debt upon equitable and satisfactory terms:

1. Sec. 1. [Six hundred thousand dollars annually reserved for the support of government; the rest of the revenue appropriated to the payment of the public debt. See Infra 36, 37.]

2. And as new loans are, and will be, necessary for the payment of the aforesaid arrears of interest, and the instalments of the principal of the said foreign debt, due and growing due, and may also be found expedient for effecting an entire alteration in the state of the same:

SEC. II. The president of the United States is hereby authorised to cause to be borrowed, on behalf of the United States, a sum or sums not exceeding, in the whole, twelve million of dollars; and that so much of this sum as may be necessary to the discharge of the said arrears and instalments, and (if it can be effected upon terms advantageous to the United States) to the pay. ing off the whole of the said foreign debt, be appropriated solely to those purposes: And the president is, moreover, further authorised to cause to be made such other contracts respecting the said debt, as shall be found for the interest of the said states. Provided, nevertheless, That no engagement nor contract shall be entered into which shall preclude the United States from reimbursing any sum or sums borrowed within fifteen years after the same shall have been lent or advanced.

And whereas it is desirable to adapt the nature of the provision to be made for the domestic debt to the present circumstances of the United States, as far as it shall be found practicable, consis

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