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he shall judge most advantageous to the United States: Provided, That such terms and conditions shall not restrain the United States from paying off the sum which may be borrowed, after the expiration of fifteen years. SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That so much as may be necessary of the surplus of the duties on imports redeem the and tonnage, beyond the permanent appropriations heretofore charged upon them by law, shall be, and hereby is pledged and appropriated for paying the interest of all such monies as may be borrowed pursuant to this act, according to the terms and conditions on which the loan or loans, respectively, may be effected; and also for paying, by discharging the principal sum or sums of any such loan or loans, according to the terms and conditions to be fixed as aforesaid.

Approved, March 2, 1799.

ACT OF APRIL 29, 1802.

CHAP. XXXII.—An act making provision for the redemption of the whole of the Public Debt of the United States.

(Section 3 provides that all reimbursements of the principal of the public debt shall be made under the superintendence of the commissioners of the sinking fund, including temporary loans heretofore obtained from the Bank of the United States.)

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SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose Commissionof more effectually securing the reimbursement of the to employ the Dutch debt, the commissioners of the sinking fund may, United and they hereby are empowered, with the approbation of for the paythe President of the United States, to contract, either with Dutch debt, the Bank of the United States, or with any other public institution, or with individuals, for the payment, in Holland, of the whole, or any part, of the principal of the. -aid Dutch debt, and of the interest and charges accruing on the same, as the said demands become due, on such erms as the said commissioners shall think most advanageous to the United States; or to employ either the

id Bank, or any other public institution, or any indiidual or individuals, as agent or agents, for the purose of purchasing bills of exchange, or any other kind

to agent.

Compensation of remittances, for the purpose of discharging the interest and principal of said debt, and to allow to such agent or agents a compensation not exceeding one-fourth of one per cent. on the remittances thus purchased or procured by them under the direction of the said commissioners, and as much of the duties on tonnage and merchandise as may be necessary for that purpose is hereby appropriated towards paying the extra allowance or commission resulting from such transaction, or transactions, and also to pay any deficiency arising from any loss incurred upon any remittance purchased or procured under the direction of the said commissioners, for the purpose of discharging the principal and interest of the said debt.

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Approved, April 29, 1802.

ACT OF FEBRUARY 26, 1803.

202.

2 Stat. L., CHAP. VIII.—An act making further provision for the expenses attending the intercourse between the United States and foreign nations.

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President authorized to bor

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President row the money. of the United States may, if he shall deem it necessary,

The terms

and time of re- and he hereby is authorized to borrow the whole, or any

imbursement.

part of the said sum, at an interest not exceeding six per centum per annum, reimbursable before the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven: and it shall be lawful for the Bank of the United States to lend the whole, or any part of the same.

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Approved, February 26, 1803.

ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1804.

251.

2 Stat. L., CHAP. 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.

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SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much of Louisiana. any act or acts of the United States, now in force, or

Other acts extended to

ing the Bank

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to

which may be hereafter enacted, concerning the Bank Act concernof the United States, and for the punishment of frauds of the United States; committed on the same; shall extend to extended and have full force and effect in the above-mentioned territories.

Louisiana.

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Approved, February 24, 1804.

ACT OF MARCH 23, 1804.

CHAP. XXXII.-An act supplementary to the act intituled "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States."

2 Stat. L.,

274.

[Obsolete.] Act of February 18, 1791, ch. 10.

United States

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President and directors of the Bank of Bank of the the United States shall be, and they are hereby author- authorized to ized to establish offices of discount and deposit in any of discount and part of the territories or dependencies of the United States, in the manner, and on the terms prescribed by the act to which this is a supplement.

establish offices

deposit.

Approved, March 23, 1804.

ACT OF MARCH 26, 1804.

CHAP. XLVI.-An act further to protect the commerce and seamen of the United States against the Barbary Expired.] powers.

2 Stat. L.,

292.

authorized to this

sum.

Bank of the United States to lend.

SEC. 4. * *; or if necessary the President of the President United States is hereby authorized to borrow the said borrow sum, or such part thereof as he may think proper, at a rate of interest not exceeding six per centum per annum, from the Bank of the United States, which is hereby empowered to lend the same, or from any other body or authorized bodies politic or corporate, or from any person or persons; and so much of the proceeds of the duties laid by this act, as may be necessary, shall be and is hereby pledged for replacing in the treasury, the said sum of one See acts of million of dollars, or so much thereof as shall have been 1810, ch. 5; thus expended, and for paying the principal and interest of the said sum, or so much thereof as may be borrowed, pursuant to the authority given in this section: and an Accounts to account of the several expenditures made under this act, Congress. shall be laid before Congress during their next session.

ch. 7:

1813, ch. 40.

be laid before

Approved, March 26, 1804.

ACT OF FEBRUARY 13, 1806.

[Obsolete.]

Stat. L., CHAP. V.-An act making provision for defraying any extraordinary expenses attending the intercourse between the United States and foreign nations.

349.

money to

be

President SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President authorized to cause the of the United States be, and hereby is authorized, if necborrowed. essary, to borrow the said sum, or any part thereof, in behalf of the United States, at a rate of interest not exceedRates of in- ing six per centum, per annum, redeemable at the will of the Congress of the United States. And it shall be lawful for the Bank of the United States to lend the whole, or any part of the same.

terest.

subject to the

ment

paying of the

Fund made SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much as may reimburse be necessary of the surplus of the duties on imports and pal and the tonnage, beyond the permanent appropriation heretofore interest. charged upon them, by law, shall be, and hereby is pledged and appropriated for the payment of the interest, and reimbursement of the principal, of all such monies as may be borrowed in pursuance of this act, according to the terms and conditions on which the loan or loans may be effected.

Approved, February 13, 1806.

ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1807.

423.

2 Stat. L., CHAP. XX.-An act to punish frauds committed on the Bank of the United States.

Act of April 10, 1816, ch.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa44. sec. 18. tives of the United States of America in Congress assemment for false-bled, That if any person shall falsely make, forge, or

Punish

ly making, forg

ing, or coun- counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged,

terfeiting notes

of the Bank of Or Counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely mak

the United.

States. ing, forging or counterfeiting any bill or note in imita

tion of, or purporting to be a bill or note issued by order of the president, directors and company of the Bank of the United States, or any order or check on the said bank or corporation, or any cashier thereof, or shall falsely alter, or cause or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering any bill or note issued by order of the president, directors and company of the Bank of the United States, or any order or check, on the said bank or corporation, or any cashier thereof, or

orders thereon.

shall pass, utter or publish, or attempt to pass, utter or publish as true, any false, forged, or counterfeited bill, or note, purporting to be a bill, or note, issued by order of the president, directors and company of the Bank of the United States, or any false, forged, or counterfeited order or check, upon the said bank or corporation, or any cashier thereof, knowing the same to be falsely forged or counterfeited, or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to pass, utter or publish, as true, any falsely altered bill or note, issued by order of the president, directors and company of the Bank of the United States, or any falsely altered order or check, on the said bank or corporation, or checks or or any cashier thereof, knowing the same to be falsely altered with intention to defraud the said corporation, or any other body politic, or person; 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, or shall be imprisoned not exceeding ten years, and fined not exceeding five thousand dollars: Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to deprive the Saving the jurisdiccourts of the individual states of a jurisdiction under the tion of laws of the several states, over the offence, declared courts. punishable by this act.

state

act of June 27,

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the act, in- Repeal of tituled "An act to punish frauds committed on the Bank 1798, ch. 61. of the United States," passed the twenty-seventh day of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, shall be and the same is hereby repealed: Provided nevertheles that the repeal of the said act shall not be so construed, as to prevent the trial, condemnation or punishment of any person, or persons, charged with or guilty. of a violation of any of its provisions, previous to the passing of this act.

Approved, February 24, 1807.

ACT OF JUNE 28, 1809.

551.

CHAP. X.-An act supplementary to the act, entituled__? 2 Stat. L., "An act making further provision for the support of public credit, and for the redemption of the public debt."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaces of the United States of America in Congress assemZed, That the powers vested in the commissioners of the

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