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AN ACT for the apportionment of Represen
tatives among the several States, according
States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the third day of March, one thoufand eight hundred and three, the house of representatives shall be composed of members elected agreeably to a ratio of one member for every thirty-three thousand persons in each ftate, computed according to the rule prescribed by the constitution; that is to say: within the state of New Hampshire, five; within the state of Massachusetts, seventeen; within the state of Vermont, four; within the state of Rhode Illand, two; within the state of Connecticut, feven; within the state of New York, seventeen; within the state of New Jersey, fix; within the state of Pennsylvania, eighteen; within the state of Delaware, one; within the state of Maryland, nine; within the state of Virginia, twenty-two; within the state of North Caroli
na, twelve; within the state of South Ca rolina, eight; within the state of Georgia, four ; within the state of Kentucky, fix; and within the state of Tennessee, three members.
NATHANIEL MACON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
President of the Senate, pro tempore. APPROVED, JAN. 14, 1802.
TH: JEFFERSON, President of the United States.
Certain books and maps
AN ACT concerning the Library for the use
of both Houses of Congress. E it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the books
and maps purchased by direction of the act
be of congrefs, passed the twenty-fourth of depofited to gether.
April, one thousand eight hundred, together with the books or libraries which have heretofore been kept feparately by each house, fhall be placed in the Capitol, in the room which was occupied by the House of Representatives, during the last session of the fixth congress....
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That Certain regu- the President of the Senate and Speaker of Jations in re- the House of Representatives, for the time library to be being, be, and they hereby are empowered
to establish such regulations and restrictions
in relation to the said library, as to them thall seem proper, and from time to time, to alter or amend the fame: Provided, That no regulation shall be made repugnant to any provision contained in this act.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a librarian, to be appointed by the President A librarian qf the United States folely, shall take charge ted.
to be appuin of the said library, who, previous to his entering upon the duties of his office, shall give bond, payable to the United States, in such a fum, and with such security as the Prefident of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the time being, may deem sufficient, for the safe keeping of such books, maps and furniture as may be confided to his care, and the faithful discharge of his trust, according to such regulations as may be, from time to time, eltablished for the government of the said library; which said bond shall be deposited in the office of the Secratary of the Senate.
Sec. 4. And be it furtber enacted, That no map shall be permitted to be taken out of No maps to the said library by any person; nor any book, except by the President and Vice-president of the United States, and members of the Who may Senate and House of Representatives, for books. the time being.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the keeper of the said library shall receive for his services, a fum not exceeding two pay of the li
brasian, &c. dollars per diem, for every day of necessary attendance; the amount whereof, together with the necessary expenses incident to the said library, after being ascertained by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the
be taken out.
Manger of purchasing books for the library.
House of Representatives, for the time bein shall be paid out of the fund annually appre priated for the contingent expenses of bot Houses of Congress.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, Tha the unexpended balance of the sum of fiv. thoufand dollars appropriated by the act o Congress aforesaid, for the purchase of books and maps for the use of the two Houses of Congress, together with such sums as may hereafter be appropriạted to the same purpose, shall be laid out under the direction of a joint committee, to consist of three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives.
sident of the Senate.
AN ACT authorising the discharge of Law
rence Erb from his confinement.
of Representatives of the United States