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A C T S

OF

CONGRESS.

CHAPTER I.

An ACT for reviving and continuing suits and

proceedings in the Circuit Court for the district of Pennsylvania.

Sec. I.

E it enacted by the Senate and House of

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of America, in Congress assembled, That all suits, process and proceedings, of what nature or kind soever, which were pending in the Cir

Proceed cuit Court of the United States, for the district ings which of Pennfylvania, at the time appointed by law, were diffor holding a session thereof in October, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and by the taiwhich were discontinued by failure to hold hold Octhe said court, shall be, and they are hereby tober it:revived and continued, and the same pro, ceedings may and shall be had in the fame court, in all suits and process aforesaid, and in all things relating to the same, as by law might have been had in the same court, had it been regularly holden, at the time aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all writs, and other process, which may have Tete e been, and which shall be issued, by the clerk priis. of the said court, bearing tefte of April fesfion of October feflion, one thousand seven

fion 1799, Terired.

may be

ed for

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hundred and ninety-nine, shall be held and deemed of the same validity and effect, as if the same court had been regularly held on the eleventh day of October, one thousand feven hundred and ninety-nine.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Judge of the District Court of the district of Pennsylvania, to di

rect the clerk of the said Circuit Court to ifJurors

sue such process, for the purpose of causing summon- jurors to be summoned to attend at the fessi

on of the said Circuit Court, on the eleventh pextApril

day of April next, as hath heretofore been issued for the like purposes, returnable to any preceding session thereof; and the persons so Tummoned shall, in case of non-attendance, be liable to the fame penalties as if such process had been issued in the ordinary course of proceeding.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
SAMUEL LIVERMORE,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.
APPROVED-December 24th, 1799.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER II.

An ACT extending the privilege of franking to

William Henry Harrison, the delegate from the territory of the United States, north-west of the Ohio ; and making provision for his compensation.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That William Henry Harrison, the delegate to Congress from

Sec. 1.

the territory of the United States north-west of the river Ohio, be entitled to the privilege of sending and receiving letters free of postage, on the same terms, and under the fame restrictions, as are provided for the members of the Senate and of the House of Representatives of the United States, by the act, intituled “An act to establish the post-office and post-roads within the United States."

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the faid William Henry Harrison shall receive for his travelling expenses, and attendance in Congress, the same compensation as is or may be allowed by law, to the members of the House of Representatives of the United States, to be certified and paid in like manner.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives,
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-January 2d, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER III.

Sec. I.

An ACT, supplementary to the act, intituled

66 An acl to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling houses, and the enumeration of Naves, within the United States."

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Commis

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the com- the valuamissioners appointed under the act to which tions in this is a supplement, shall have power, on subdivisiconfideration and examination of the lists, ons of afreturns, valuations, and abstracts rendered by districts.

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fioners

may vary

fefsment

variations to be

the assessors, to revise, adjust, and vary the valuations of lands and dwelling houses in each and every sub-division of the several affeffment districts, by adding thereto, or deducting therefrom, such a rate per centum as shall appear to be just and reasonable: Provided, That the relative valuations of the different lots or tracts of land, or dwelling houses in the fame sub-division, shall not be changed or affected.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the They may faid commissioners may direct the additions direct the or deductions as aforesaid, to be made out

and completed by the several principal almade out

feffors, or if they shall deem it more adviseby their able, by their clerk and such assistants as they clerk, &c. shall find necessary, and appoint for that pur

pose: Provided, That the compensation to
be made to the said ailitants fhall not exceed
the
pay

allowed to the assistant afsefsors, by the act to which this is a supplement.

THEODORE SEDGWICK,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
TH: JEFFERSON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
APPROVED-January 2d, 1800.
JOHN ADAMS,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER IV.
An ACT for the relief of persons imprisoned for

debt.

Sec I.

-E it enacted by the Senate and House of

Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That persons imprisoned on process issuing from any court

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