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Acts Passed at the First Session of the Eighth Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the Seventeenth of October, in the Year 1803, and of the Independence of the United States the Twenty-Eight

United States. Congress; United States. President (1801-1809 : Jefferson); United States
Format
Book; Government Document
Published
Richmond [Va.] : Printed by T. Nicolson, 1804.
Language
English
Uniform Title
Laws, etc. (Acts 1803-1804)
Contents
  • I. An Act to enable the President of the United States to take possession of the territories ceded by France to the United States, by the treaty concluded at Paris, on the thirtieth of April last; and for the temporary government thereof
  • II. An Act authorizing the creation of a stock, to the amount of eleven millions two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, for the purpose of carrying into effect the convention of the thirtieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, between the United States of America and the French Republic; and making provision for the payment of the same
  • III. An Act making provision for the payment of the claims of citizens of the United States on the government of France, the payment of which has been assumed by the United States, by virtue of the convention of the thirtieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, between the United States and the French Republic
  • IV. An Act making an appropriation for carrying into effect the seventh article of the treaty of amity, commerce and navigation, between the United States and his Britannic Majesty
  • V. An Act to repeal the act, intituled "An act to allow a drawback of duties on goods exported to New Orleans, and therein to amend the act intituled An act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage"
  • VI. An Act to repeal an act, intituled "An act to establish an uniform system of Bankruptcy throughout the United States."
  • VII. An Act for the relief of John Coles
  • VIII. An Act, for the relief of Paul Coulon.
  • IX. An Act making appropriations for the support of the Navy of the United States, during the year one thousand eight hundred and four
  • X. An Act to incorporate the Directors of the Columbian Library Company
  • XI. An Act making appropriations for the support of the Military establishment of the United States, in the year one thousand eight hundred and four
  • XII. An Act continuing for a limited time, the salaries of the officers of government therein mentioned.
  • XIII. An Act for laying and collecting duties on imports and tonnage within the territories ceded to the United States, by the treaty of the thirtieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and three, between the United States and the French Republic, and for other purposes
  • XIV. An Act supplementary to an act intituled "An act to incorporate the inhabitants of the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia"
  • XV. An Act to amend the Charter of Alexandria
  • XVI. An Act for the relief of Samuel Corp
  • XVII. An Act relating to the recording, registering and enrolling of ships or vessels in the district of Orleans
  • XVIII. An Act for the relief of certain military pensioners in the state of South Carolina
  • XIX. An Act to allow drawbacks of duties, on goods, wares and merchandise transported by land, in the cases therein mentioned
  • XX. An Act further to amend the act intituled "An act to lay and collect a direct tax within the United States"
  • XXI. An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and four
  • XXII. An Act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, therein mentioned
  • XXIII. An Act to revive and continue in force, an act intituled "An act for the relief of the refugees from the British Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia."
  • XXIV. An Act making an appropriation for carrying into effect the convention concluded between the United States and the King of Spain, on the eleventh day of August, one thousand eight hundred and two
  • XXV. An Act to provide for Lighthouses and buoys in the cases therein mentioned
  • XXVI. An Act granting further time for locating military land warrants, and for other purposes
  • XXVII. An Act providing for the expenses of the Civil Government of Louisiana
  • XXVIII. An Act for the relief of the sufferers by fire, in the town of Norfolk
  • XXIX. An Act making an appropriation for defraying the expenses incurred in inquiring into the official conduct of Samuel Chase, and Richard Peters, and in conducting the impeachment against John Pickering
  • XXX. An Act for the relief of the captors of the Moorish armed ships Mesbouda and Mirboba
  • XXXI. An Act altering the sessions of the District Courts of the United States for the districts of Virginia, Rhode Island, and for the district of West Tennessee
  • XXXII. An Act supplementary to the act, intituled "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States."
  • XXXIII. An Act to ascertain the boundary of the lands reserved by the state of Virginia, northwest of the river Ohio, for the satisfaction of her officers and soldiers on continental establishment, and to limit the period for locating the said lands
  • XXXIV. An Act further to alter and establish certain post roads, and for other purposes
  • XXXV. An Act making provision for the disposal of the public lands in the Indiana territory, and for other purposes
  • XXXVI. An Act altering the time for the next meeting of Congress
  • XXXVII. An Act authorising the payment of two thousand eight hundred dollars to Philip Sloan
  • XXXVIII. An Act erecting Louisiana into two territories, and providing for the temporary government thereof
  • XXXIX. An Act, in addition to "An act for fixing the military peace establishment of the United States"
  • XL. An Act in addition to the act intituled "An act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States"
  • XLI. An Act for the relief of the heirs of John Habersham
  • XLII. An Act for the relief of the legal representatives of David Valenzin, deceased; and for other purposes
  • XLIII. An Act to make further appropriations for the purpose of extinguishing the Indian claims
  • XLIV. An Act to authorize the adjournment of District Courts by Marshals, in certain cases
  • XLV. An Act for the relief of Moses Young
  • XLVI. An Act further to protect the commerce and seamen of the United States against the Barbary powers.
  • XLVII. An Act in addition to an act intituled "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject."
  • XLVIII. An Act in relation to the Navy Pension Fund
  • XLIX. An Act to erect a Lighthouse at the mouth of the Mississippi river, and also a Lighthouse at or near the pitch of Cape Lookout, in the state of North Carolina; and a beacon at the north point of Sandy Hook
  • L. An Act supplementary to the act intituled "An act relative to the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, and declaring the officer who shall act as President, in case of vacancies in the offices both of President and Vice President"
  • LI. An Act to repeal a part of the act intituled "An act supplementary to the act concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls, and for the further protection of American seamen"
  • LII. An Act to amend the act intituled "An act concerning the registering and recording of ships and vessels."
  • LIII. An Act supplementary to the act intituled "An act providing for a Naval Peace Establishment, and for other purposes"
  • LIV. An Act supplementary to the act, intituled "An act concerning the City of Washington."
  • LV. An Act concerning the Public Buildings at the City of Washington
  • LVI. An Act supplementary to the act intituled "An act to prescribe the mode in which the public acts, records and judicial proceedings in each State shall be authenticated so as to take effect in every other State."
  • LVII. An Act for imposing more specific duties on the importation of certain articles; and also, for levying an collecting light money on foreign ships or vessels, and for other purposes
  • LVIII. An Act relative to the compensation of certain officers of the customs, and to provide for appointing a surveyor in the district therein mentioned
  • LIX. An Act for the appointment of an additional judge for the Mississippi territory; and for other purposes
  • LX. An Act to provide for a more extensive distribution of the Laws of the United States
  • LXI. An Act supplementary to the act intituled "An act regulating the grants of land, and providing for the disposal of the lands of the United States, south of the state of Tennessee."
  • Resolution to instruct the joint committee of inrolled [sic] Bills to wait on the Presidents of the United States, respecting a variance between an engrossed and inrolled Bill
  • Treaty between the United States of America and the French Republic
  • Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic
  • Convention between the French Republic and the United States of America
  • A Treaty between the United States of America and the Kaskaskia tribe of Indians
  • Articles of a Treaty between the United States of America, and the Delawares, Shawanoes, Putawatimies, Miamies, Eel River Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankashaws and Kaskaskias nations of Indians
  • Treaty between the United States of America, and the Choctaw nation of Indians.
Description
52, [2] pages ; 34 cm (fol.)
Notes
  • 8th Congress, 1st session: Oct. 17, 1803 to March 27, 1804.
  • "1500 copies printed. Printed by order of the council. See council journal Oct 20, 1804." -- Swem, entry 8131.
  • Signatures: [A]² B-N² O²(-O2).
  • Printed marginalia.
  • Contains the treaty between the United States of America and the French Republic in French and in English on successive pages, as well as the "Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic" of April 30, 1803, relating to the transfer of Louisiana to the United States.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Unbound. Stitched. Housed in a olive-green cloth covered folder and matching quarter olive green levant morocco slipcase. Gilt stamped spine title on the case: Acts First Session Eighth Congress. Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. This copy recataloged through a generous grant from the McGregor Fund.
Cited in
Swem, E.G. Bibliography of Virginia, 1776-1916, entry 8183
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