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and half cents, fhall be, and the fame is hereby repeated.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker

of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, January fourteenth, 1793 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

Prehdent of the United States.

CH A P T E R III.

An Act to provide for the Allowance of Interest

on the Sum ordered to be paid by the Resolve
of Congress, of the twenty-eighth of September,
one thousand feven hundred and eighty-five, as
an Indemnity to the Perfons therein named.

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CH A P T E R IV.

An Aét to continue in Force for a limited Time,

and to amend the Act, intitled An Act pro-
viding the Means of Intercourse between the
United States, and Foreign Nations.

Sec. I.

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E it enaĉled by the Senate and

House of Representatives of the aut proviUnited States of America in Congress assembled, course with That the act, intitled “ An act providing the foreign na: means of intercourse between the United States nued.

Accounts thereof how and

tled.

and foreign nations,” which would expire at the end of the present session of Congress, be, and the same hereby is, together with this act, continued in force for the space of one year, from the passing of this act, and from thence, until the end of the session of Congress then, or next thereafter holden, and no longer.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in

all cases, where any sum or sums of money when set- have issued, or shall hereafter issue, from the

Treasury, for the purposes of intercourse or treaty, with foreign nations, in pursuance of any law, the President shall be, and he hereby is authorized to cause the same to be duly settled annually with the accounting officers of the Treasury, in manner following, that is to say; by causing the same to be accounted for, specifically, in all instances, wherein the expenditure thereof may, in his judgment, be made public; and by making a certificate or certificates, or causing the Secretary of State to make a certificate or certificates of the a. mount of such expenditures, as he may think it advisable not to specify; and every such certificate shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum or sums therein expressed to have been expended.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker

of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, February ninth, 1793 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CH A P T E R V.

An Ax regulating Fareign Coins, and for other

Purposes.

Sec. 1.

E it enacted by the Senate and

House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Rates of foThat from and after the first day of July next, Established. foreign gold and silver coins shall pass current as money within the United States, and be a legal tender for the payment of all debts and demands, at the several and respective rates following, and not otherwise, viz. The gold coins of Great-Britain and Portugal, of their present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty-seven grains of the actual weight thereof; the gold coins of France, Spain and the dominions of Spain, of their . present standard, at the rate of one hundred cents for every twenty seven grains and two fifths of a grain, of the actual weight thereof. Spanish milled dollars, at the rate of one hundred cents for each dollar, the actual weight whereof shall not be less than seventeen penny weights and seven grains; and in proportion for the parts of a dollar. Crowns of France, at the rate of one hundred and ten cents, for each crown, the actual weight whereof, shall not be less than eighteen penny weights and seventeen grains, and in proportion for the parts of a crown.

But no foreign coin that may have been, or shall be issued subsequent to the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, shall be a tender, as aforefaid, until samples thereof shall have been found, by assay, at the mint of the United States, to be conformable to the refVOL. II.

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pective standards required, and proclamation thereof shall have been made by the President of the United States.

Sec. 2. Provided always, and be it further

enacted, That at the expiration of three years nith dollars next ensuing the time when the coinage of gold to be a fet. and silver, agreeably to the act, intitled,

act establishing a mint, and regulating the
coins of the United States," shall commence
at the mint of the United States, (which time
fhall be announced by the proclamation of the
President of the United States) all foreign
gold coins, and all foreign silver coins, except
Spanish milled dollars and parts of such dol-
lars, shall cease to be a legal tender, as afore-
said.
Sec.

3. And be it further enabled, That all reign coins

foreign gold and silver coins, (except Spanith milled dollars, and parts of such dollars) which shall be received in payment for monies due to the United States, after the said time, when the coining of gold and silver coins shall begin at the mint of the United States, fhall, previously to their being issued in circulation, be coined anew, in conformity to the act, intitled “ An act establishing a mint and regula

ting the coins of the United States." After Iit of Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That July 1793, from and after the first day of July next, the a certain fifty-fifth section of the act, intitled, 66 An act foreign

to provide more effectually for the collection coir, re- of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares pealed.

and merchandize imported into the United -States," which ascertains the rates at which foreign gold and silver coins shall be received for the duties and fees to be collected in virtue of the said act, be, and the fame is hereby repealed.diran of

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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Abay of affay, provided to be made by the act, intitled, to com" An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States," shall commence in the manner as by the said act is

prefcribed, on the second Monday of February, annually, any thing in the said act to the contrary notwithstanding. JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker

of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate. APPROVED, February ninth, 1793:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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CHAPTER VI.

Sec. I.

An Af relative to Claims against the United

States, not barred by any Act of Limitation,
and which have not been already adjusted.

E it enacted by the Senate and House

D of Representatives of the United Limitation States of America in Congress assembled, That of certain: all claims upon the United States, for services gainst U.S. or supplies, or for other cause, matter or thing, to ist May, furnished or done, previous to the fourth day of March, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine, whether founded upon certificates, or other written documents from public officers, or otherwise, which have not already been barred by any act of limitation, and which shall not be presented at the treasury,

1294.

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