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CHAPTER I.

AN ACT for the apportionment of Reprefentatives among the feveral States, according to the fecond enumeration.

E it enacted by the Senate and Houfe of

B United

America, in Congress affembled, That from and after the third day of March, one thoufand eight hundred and three, the house of reprefentatives fhall be compofed of members elected agreeably to a ratio of one member for every thirty-three thoufand perfons in each ftate, computed according to the rule prescribed by the conftitution; that is to say: within the ftate of New Hampshire, five; within the state of Maffachusetts, feventeen; within the state of Vermont, four; within the state of Rhode Iland, two; within the ftate of Connecticut, feven; within the state of New York, feventeen; within the state of New Jersey, fix; within the state of Pennfylvania, eighteen; within the state of Delaware, one; within the ftate of Maryland, nine; within the state of Virginia, twen ty-two; within the state of North Caroli

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na, twelve; within the ftate of South Carolina, eight; within the ftate of Georgia, four; within the state of Kentucky, fix; and within the state of Tenneffee, three members.

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depofited together.

NATHANIEL MACON, Speaker of the House of Reprefentatives. ABRAHAM BALDWIN, Prefident of the Senate, pro tempore."

APPROVED, JAN. 14, 1802.

BE

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E it enacted by the Senate and Houfe of Reprefentatives of the United States of America, in Congress affembled, That the books and maps purchafed by direction of the act maps to be of congrefs, paffed the twenty-fourth of April, one thoufand eight hundred, together with the books or libraries which have heretofore been kept feparately by each houfe, fhall be placed in the Capitol, in the room which was occupied by the House of Reprefentatives, during the last feffion of the fixth congrefs.

TH: JEFFERSON, Prefident of the United States.

CHAPTER II.

AN ACT concerning the Library for the use of both Houfes of Congress.

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Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Certain regu- the Prefident of the Senate and Speaker of lations in re- the Houfe of Reprefentatives, for the time library to be being, be, and they hereby are empowered formed. to establish such regulations and reftrictions

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in relation to the faid library, as to them shall seem proper, and from time to time, to alter or amend the fame: Provided, That no regulation fhall be made repugnant to any provifion contained in this act.

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Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a librarian, to be appointed by the President A librarian of the United States folely, fhall take charge of the faid library, who, previous to his entering upon the duties of his office, fhall give bond, payable to the United States, in fuch a fum, and with fuch fecurity as the Prefident of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Reprefentatives, for the time being, may deem fufficient, for the fafe keeping of fuch books, maps and furniture as may be confided to his care, and the faithful discharge of his truft, according to fuch regulations as may be, from time to time, established for the government of the faid library; which faid bond fhall be depofited in the office of the Secratary of the Senate.

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Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no map shall be permitted to be taken out of No maps to the faid library by any person; nor any book, except by the Prefident and Vice-prefident of the United States, and members of the Who may Senate and Houfe of Reprefentatives, for books. the time being.

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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the keeper of the faid library fhall receive

for his fervices, a fum not exceeding two Pay of the lidollars per diem, for every day of neceffary braian, &c. attendance; the amount whereof, together with the neceffary expenfes incident to the faid library, after being afcertained by the Prefident of the Senate and Speaker of the

Manner of purchasing books for

the library.

House of Representatives, for the time being, fhall be paid out of the fund annually appropriated for the contingent expenses of both Houfes of Congress.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the unexpended balance of the fum of five thoufand dollars appropriated by the act of Congress aforefaid, for the purchase of books and maps for the use of the two Houses of Congrefs, together with fuch fums as may hereafter be appropriated to the fame purpose, fhall be laid out under the direction of a joint committee, to confift of three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives.

NATHANIEL MACON,
Speaker of the House of Reprefentatives.
A. BURR,
Vice-Prefident of the United States, and Pre-
fident of the Senate.

APPROVED, JAN. 26, 1802.

TH: JEFFERSON.

CHAPTER III.

AN ACT authorifing the difcharge of Lawrence Erb from his confinement.

BE

E it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprefentatives of the United States of America, in Congress affembled, That the marfhal of the diftrict of Pennsylvania be authorised and directed to difcharge Lawrence Erb, late a collector of the revenue

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