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sury notes.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of be, and he is hereby authorized, with the approbation of the President the Treasury

may cause such of the United States, to cause to be issued such portion of the said trea- treasury notes sury notes as the President may think expedient, in payment of supplies to be issued for or debts due by the United States, to such public creditors or other per- &co.

supplies, &c. sons as may choose to receive such notes in payment as aforesaid, at par; and the Secretary of the Treasury is further authorized, with the approbation of the President of the United States, to borrow, from time to time, not under par, such sums as the President may think expedient, on the credit of such notes; or to sell, not under par, such portion of the said notes as the President may think expedient: and it shall be a good execution of this provision, to pay such notes to such bank or banks as will receive the same at par, and give credit to the Treasurer of the United States for the amount thereof, on the day on which the said notes shall thus be issued and paid to such bank or banks respectively.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury Agents to be be, and he is hereby authorized, with the approbation of the President appointed to of the United States, to employ an agent or agents for the purpose of dispose of treaselling any portion of the notes which may be issued by virtue of this act. A commission not exceeding one quarter of one per cent on the Their comamount thus sold may, by the Secretary of the Treasury, be allowed to pensation. such agent or agents, and a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars, to be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, is hereby appropriated for paying such commission or commissions as may be thus allowed.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the said treasury notes shall How to be be transferable by delivery and assignment, endorsed thereon by the transferred and person to whose order the same shall, on the face thereof, have been

assigned. made payable.

Sec. Š. And be it further enacted, That the said treasury notes, Treasury wherever made payable, shall be every where received in payment of all notes to be ta

ken in payment duties and taxes laid by the authority of the United States, and of all

for all public public lands sold by the said authority. On every such payment credit dues. shall be given for the amount of both the principal and the interest which, on the day of such payment, may appear due on the note or notes thus given in payment; and the said interest shall on su payments be computed at the rate of one cent and one half of a cent per day, on every hundred dollars of principal, and each month shall be computed as containing thirty days.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That any person making payment Agents to to the United States in the said treasury notes, into the hands of any have credit for collector, receiver of public moneys, or other public officer or agent, shall,

all sums paid

into the treasuon books kept according to such forms as shall be prescribed by the ry, &c. &c. in Secretary of the Treasury, give duplicate certificates of the number and treasury notes, respective amount of principal and interest of each and every treasury note thus paid by such person; and every collector, receiver of public moneys, or other public officer or agent, who shall thus receive any of the said treasury notes in payment, shall, on payment of the same into the treasury or into one of the banks where the public moneys are or may be deposited, receive credit both for the principal and for the interest computed as aforesaid, which, on the day of such last mentioned payment, shall appear due on the note or notes thus paid in; and he shall be charged for the interest accrued on such note or notes from the day on which the same shall have been received by him, in payment as aforesaid to the day on which the same shall be paid by him as aforesaid: Provided No charge or always, That no such charge or deduction shall be made with respect to deduction shall any bank into which payments as aforesaid may be made to the United be made to any States, either by individuals, or by collectors, receivers, or other public uals who shall officers or agents, and which shall receive the same as specie, and give receive the

&c. &c.

notes as specie credit to the Treasurer of the United States for the amount thereof, in. and give credit cluding the interest accrued and due on such notes on the day on which of the United the same shall have been thus paid into such bank on account of the States.

United States. Commission- Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners of the ers of sinking Sinking Fund be, and they are hereby authorized and directed to cause fund to cause treasury notes

to be reimbursed and .paid, the principal and interest of the treasury to be reimburs- notes which may be issued by virtue of this act, at the several times when ed and interest the same, according to the provisions of this act, should be thus reimpaid, &c. &c.

bursed and paid; and the said commissioners are further authorized to make purchases of the said notes, in the same manner as of other evidences of the public debt, and at a price not exceeding par, for the

amount of the principal and interest due at the time of purchase of such Appropria- notes. So much of the funds constituting the annual appropriation of tions for reim- eight millions of dollars for the payment of the principal and interest bursement of principal and

of the public debt of the United States as may be wanted for that purpose, payment of in- after satisfying the sums necessary for the payment of the interest and terest of notes. such part of the principal of the said debt as the United States are now

pledged annually to pay and reimburse, including therein the interest and principal which may become payable upon any loan or loans which may be contracted by virtue of any law passed during the present session of Congress, is hereby pledged and appropriated for the payment of the

interest, and for the reimbursement or purchase of the principal of the Further ap

said notes; and so much of any moneys in the treasury, not otherwise propriation for this object.

appropriated, as may be necessary for that purpose, is hereby appropriated

for making up any deficiency in the funds thus pledged and appropriated Money to be for paying the principal and interest as aforesaid; and the Secretary of paid over to commissioners

the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed, for that purpose, to cause of the sinking

to be paid to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund such sum or sums fund.

of money, and at such time or times, as will enable the said commissioners

faithfully and punctually to pay the principal and interest of the said notes. Appropria- Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That a sum of twenty thousand tion to defray dollars, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise apexpenses suffis- propriated, be, and the same is hereby appropriated for defraying the

expense of preparing, printing, engraving, signing, and otherwise incident to the issuing of the treasury

notes authorized by this act. Penalties for Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely forging or pass- make, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged ing forged treasury notes. or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making, forging, or

counterfeiting any note, in imitation of, or purporting to be, a treasury note as aforesaid; or shall falsely alter, or cause or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering any treasury note, issued as aforesaid; or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish as true, any false, forged, or counterfeited note, purporting to be a treasury note as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely made, forged, or counterfeited; or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter, or publish as true, any falsely altered treasury note, issued as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely altered, every such person shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of felony, and being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for a period not less than three years, nor more than ten years, and be fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.(a)

APPROVED, March 4, 1814. (a) Decisions of the Courts of the United States upon Treasury Notes. Treasury notes are on their face payable in one year with interest up to the day when due; but if not then paid by the government, the interest does not stop, but continues until paid; and may be required by the holder in the same manner as interest might be claimed on a private contract of a like nature. Thorndike v. The United States, 2 Mason's C. C. R. 1.

The defendant was indicted for receiving Treasury notes of the United States, stolen from the United States mail. A Treasury note was offered in evidence. The court, on a division of opinion

notes.

STATUTE II. CHAP. XIX.-An Act to establish the mode of laying off the territory of Indiana March 4, 1814. into districts, for the election of its members of the legislative council.

Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

Indiana terriUnited States of America in Congress assembled, That the House of top to be laid Representatives of the Indiana territory be, and it is hereby empowered, ral districts. from time to time, to lay off the said territory into five districts for the election of the members of the legislative council of the territory aforesaid.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the districts established by Those alGovernor Harrison, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred ready laid off to and nine, shall remain, as the lawfully authorized districts for the elec- authorized ones tion of the members of the legislative council of said territory, until the till others are House of Representatives thereof shall have exercised the power

established.

vested in that body by the first section of this act.

APPROVED, March 4, 1814.

STATUTE II.

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CHAP. XX. An Act giving pensions to the orphans and widows of persons slain March 4, 1814.

in the public or private armed vessels of the United States.(a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Regulations United States of America in Congress assembled, That if any officer, sions to persons seaman or marine serving on board of any private armed ship or vessel on board pribearing a commission of letter of marque, shall die, or shall have died vate armed vessince the eighteenth day of June, in the year

of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve, by reason of a wound received in the line of his duty, leaving a widow, or if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, such widow, or if no widow, such child or children shall be placed on the pension list by the Secretary of the Navy, who shall allow to such widow, child or children, half the monthly pension to which the rank of the deceased would have entitled him for the highest rate of disability, under“ An act regulating pensions to persons on board Act of Feb. private armed ships;" which allowance shall continue for the term of 13, 1813, ch. 22. five years; but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow before the expiration of the term of five years, the half-pay for the remainder of the term shall go to the child or children of the deceased : Pro- Proviso. vided, That the half-pay shall cease on the death of such child or children. And the several pensions hereby directed shall be paid by direction of the Secretary of the Navy out of the fund provided by the seventeenth section of an act, entitled “ An act concerning letters of

26, 1812, ch. marque, prizes and prize goods,” and from no other.

107. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any seaman or marine be- Widows and longing to the navy of the United States shall die, or if any officer, sea- children of seaman or marine belonging to the navy of the United States, shall have men serving in died, since the eighteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one sels of the u. thousand eight hundred and twelve, by reason of a wound received in States provided the line of his duty, leaving a widow, or if no widow, a child or children for.

Act of June

from the Circuit Court of Virginia, held, that Treasury notes, issued by authority of the act of Congress of October 12, 1838, are promissory notes within the meaning of the act of Congress of March 3, 1825, regulating the Post-office department. United States v. Hardyman, 13 Peters, 176.

Treasury notes, issued under the act of Congress of 1814, ch. 18, being by their terms receivable in payment of duties, taxes, and land debts, due to the United States, for the principal and interest due thereon, are a good tender, and may be pleaded as such to such debts. Thorndike v. The United States, 2 Mason's C. C. R. 1.

(@) Act of Feb. 3, 1813, chap. 22. Act of March 3, 1817, chap. 60. Act of April 16, 1818, chap. 65. Act of March 3, 1819, chap.

of April 9, 1824, chap. 34. Act of May 26, 1824, chap. 187. Act of July 4, 1836, chap. 362. Act of March 3, 1837, chap. 42. Act of July 7, 1838, chap. 189. Act of June 19, 1840, chap. 39. Act of August 23, i842, chap. 191. Act of March 3, 1843, chap. 102. Act of April 30, 1844, chap. 15.

under sixteen years of age, such widow, or if no widow, such child or children shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death, which allowance shall continue for the term of five years; but in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow before the expiration of the said term of five years, the half-pay for the remainder of the term shall go to the child or children of the deceased : Provided, That such half-pay shall cease on the death of such child or children. And the money required for this purpose shall be paid out of the navy pension fund under the direction of the commissioners of that fund.

APPROVED, March 4, 1814.

Proviso.

STATUTE II.
March 9, 1814. CHAP. XXI.-An Act authorizing the President of the United States to cause

to be built

, equipped and employed, one or more floating batteries for the defence [Obsolete.] of the waters of the United States. Specific ap

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the propriation for United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of five building floating batteries.

hundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of building, equipping, and putting into service, one or more floating batteries of such magnitude and construction as shall appear to the President of the United States best adapted to attack, repel, or destroy any of the ships of the enemy which may approach the shores or enter the waters of the United States; and that the sum hereby appro priated shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, March 9, 1814.

STATUTE II.

March 19, 1814. CHAP. XXV.-An Act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment of the United States,

for the year one thousand eight hundred and [Obsolete.] fourteen. Specific ap

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the propriations.

United States of America in Congress assembled, That for defraying the expenses of the military establishment of the United States, including the volunteers and militia in their actual service, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, for ordnance, fortifications and the Indian department, the following sums, including the sum of one million

five hundred thousand dollars already appropriated by the first section of Act of Jan. the act, entitled “ An act making certain partial appropriations for the 11, 1814, ch. 2. year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen," be, and the same are

hereby respectively appropriated, that is to say: Specific ap- For the pay of the army of the United States, including the private propriations. servants kept by officers, and for the pay of the volunteers and militia in

the actual service of the United States, seven millions nine hundred and sixty-five thousand three hundred and sixty dollars.

For forage to officers, two hundred and sixty-four thousand five hundred and seventy-six dollars.

For subsistence of the army, and of volunteers and militia, four million nine hundred and seventeen thousand four hundred and seventy dollars.

For camp and field equipage, four hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

For the medical and hospital department, two hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars.

For bounties and premiums, two million five hundred and forty thousand dollars.

For clothing, two million thirty-six thousand dollars.

For the Quarter-master's department, three million five hundred thousand dollars.

For ordnance and ordnance stores, including arsenals, magazines, and armories, seven hundred thousand dollars.

For fortifications, five hundred thousand dollars.
For contingencies, seven hundred thousand dollars.

For the Indian department, four hundred and sixty-four thousand five hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made shall be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, March 19, 1814.

Act of Jan.

STATUTE II. CHAP. XXVI. An Act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of March 19, 1814

the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

(Obsolete.) United States of America in Congress assembled, That' for defraying the expenses of the navy for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, the following sums, including the sum of one million of dollars already appropriated by the act, entitled “ An act making certain partial appropriations for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen," 11, 1814, ch. 2. be, and the same hereby are respectively appropriated, that is to say:

For pay and subsistence of the officers, and pay of the seamen, two Specific apmillion five hundred and seventy-nine thousand three hundred and forty- propriations. one dollars.

For provisions, one million four hundred and thirty-nine thousand nine hundred and two dollars and fifty-two cents.

For medicines, hospital stores, and all expenses on account of the sick, one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.

For repairs of vessels, one million five hundred thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses, including freight, transportation, and recruiting expenses, five hundred thousand dollars.

For ordnance, ammunition, and military stores, three hundred thousand dollars.

For navy yards, docks and wharves, one hundred thousand dollars.

For pay and subsistence of the marine corps, two hundred and eighteen thousand two hundred and seventy-nine dollars and fifty cents.

For clothing for the same, seventy-one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight dollars and ten cents.

For military stores for the same, twenty-seven thousand six hundred and eight dollars and seventy-five cents.

For contingent expenses for the same, forty-six thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, March 19, 1814.

STATUTE II.

CAAP. XXVII.-An Act in addition to an act, entitled An Act allowing a bounty, March 19,1814.

to the owners, officers and crews of the private armed vessels of the United States."

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Aug. 2, 1813, States of America in Congress assembled, That in lieu of the bounty ch. 55.

The sum of now allowed by law, the sum of one hundred dollars be paid to the own- 100 dollars to ers, officers and crews of the private armed vessels of the United States, be paid out of

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