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tion of the lights in the faid. light-house fhall
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others, and as far as is practicable, prevent.
mistakes.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
of the House of Representatives.

JOHN ADAMS, Vice-Prefident of the United
States, and Prefident of the Senate.

APPROVED, April twelfth, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

Prefident of the United States.

CHAPTER XIX.

An Act for afcertaining the Bounds of a Tract of Land purchased by John Gleves Symmes.

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E it enacted by the Senate and Houfe of Re prefentatives of the United States of America in Congress affembled, That the Prefident

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of the United States be and he hereby is au- Pounds of thorized at the request of John Cleves Symmes John C. or his agent or agents, to alter the contract purchase of made between the late board of treafury and land. the faid John Cleves Symmes for the fale of a tract of land of one million of acres, in fuch manner that the faid tract may extend from the mouth of the Great Miami, to the mouth of the Little Miami, and be bounded by the river Ohio, on the fouth, by the Great Miami on the weft, by the Little Miami on the east, and by a parallel of latitude on the north extending from the Great Miami to the Little Miami, VOL. II.

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fo as to comprehend the propofed quantity of one million of acres, provided that the northern limits of the faid tract fhall not interfere with the boundary line established by the treaty of fort Harmar, between the United States, and the Indian nations, and provided alfo that refervation the Prefident referve to the United States, fuch of lands at lands at and near fort Washington as he may Washing. think neceffary for the accommodation of a garrifon at that fort.

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JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
of the House of Reprefentatives.

JOHN ADAMS, Vice-Prefident of the United
States, and Prefident of the Senate.

APPROVED, April twelfth, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

Prefident of the United States.

CHAPTER XX.

An Act for fixing the Compenfations of the Doorkeepers of the Senate and Houfe of Reprefentatives in Congrefs.

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E it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprefentatives of the United States of America, in Congress affembled, That from and after the termination of the present feffion of Congrefs, the doorkeepers of the Senate and Salary of Houfe of Reprefentatives, fhall each be allowers of Con- ed a falary of five hundred dollars per annum, grefs after in full compenfation for their fervices in the faid offices; and that the affiftant doorkeeper

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to each Houfe fhall be allowed in full compen- Salary of
fation for all his fervices, the fum of four hun- door keep-
dred and fifty dollars per annum. And it fhall greis after
be the duty of the faid doorkeepers to do the prefent icf-
ufual fervices pertaining to their refpective of
fices during the feffion of Congress, and in the
recefs, under the direction of the Secretary of
the Senate and Clerk of the Houfe of Repre-
fentatives, to take care of the apartments occu-
pied by the respective Houses, and provide fuel
and other accommodations for their fubfequent
feffion. And the faid compenfations fhall be
certified and paid in like manner as is provided
by law, for the other officers of the Senate and
Houfe of Reprefentatives.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker
of the House of Reprefentatives.

JOHN ADAMS, Vice-Prefident of the United
States, and Prefident of the Senate.

APPROVED, April twelfth, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

Prefident of the United States.

CHAPTER XXI.

An Act for altering the Times of holding the Circuit Courts, in certain Districts of the United States, and for other Purposes.

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E it enacted by the Senate and Houfe of Reprefentatives of the United States of America in Congress affembled, That from and after the paffing of this act the circuit courts in the diftricts of North-Caroli

mes for na and Georgia fhall be held as follows, to wit? olding cir- in the diftrict of North-Carolina on the first *uit courts in certain day of June and the thirtieth day of Novemdiftrics al- ber at Newbern in the prefent and each fuc

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ceeding year. And all writs and recognizances returnable and fuits and other proceedings that were continued to the circuit court for the dif trict of North-Carolina on the eighteenth day of June next fhall now be returned and held continued to the fame court on the first day of June next. In the district of Georgia on the twenty-fifth day of April at Savannah, and on the eighth day of November at Augusta in the prefent and each fucceeding year except when any of those days fhall happen on a Sunday in which cafe the court fhall be held on the Monday following.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the fions of the feffions of the circuit courts in the eastern cireaftern cir- cuit fhall in the prefent and every fucceeding Commence. year commence at the times following, that is

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to fay, in New-York diftrict on the fifth day of April and the fifth day of September. In Connecticut diftrict on the twenty-fifth day of April and the twenty-fifth day of September. In Maffachusetts diftrict on the twelfth day of May and the twelfth day of October. In NewHampshire district on the twenty-fourth day of May and the twenty-fourth day of October and in Rhode-Ifland diftrict on the feventh day of June and the feventh day of November except when any of those days fhall happen on a Sunday and then the feffions fhall commence on the next day following. And the feffions of the circuit court fhall be held in the district of Virginia at the city of Richmond only. In New-Hampshire district at Portsmouth and Exleter alternately, beginning at the firft. In Maf

achufetts diftrict at Bolton. In Rhode-Ifland district at New-Port and Providence alternately beginning at the first. In Connecticut diftrict at Hartford and New-Haven alternately, beginning at the laft. And in New-York diftrict at the city of New-York only.

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Sec. 13. And be it enacted, That at each feffion of the fupreme court of the United States or as foon after as may be, the judges of the each fellion fupreme court attending at fuch feffion fhall in to deter writing fubfcribed with their names (which circuits writing fhall be lodged with the clerk of the they are fupreme court and fafely kept in his office) ly to attend, affign to the faid judges refpectively the cir- &c. cuits which they are to attend at the enfuing feffions of the circuit courts; which affignment fhall be made in fuch manner that no judge, unless by his own confent fhall have affigned to him any circuit which he hath already attended until the fame hath been afterwards attended by every other of the faid judges. Provided always, That if the public fervice or the convenience of the judges fhall at any time, in their opinion, require a different arrangement, the fame may take place with the consent of any four of the judges of the fupreme court.

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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Seffion of diftrict court for the diftrict of Maine, which, Maine dif by the act, intituled "An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States," is holden on the firft Tuefday of June, annually, at Portland, fhall, from and after the paffing of this act, be holden on the third Tuesday of June, annually, any thing in the act aforefaid to the contrary notwithstanding: and all writs and recognizances returnable, and fuits and other proceedings, that were continued to the

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