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Appointment of a Board of Commissioners relative to the Indemnification of Claimants to Lands in the Mississippi Territory. An act supplementary to the act entitled "An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi territory." (Obsolete.) Jan. 23, 1815.....

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Army. Service of State Troops and Volunteers may be accepted. An act to authorize the President of the United States to accept the services of state troops and of volunteers. (Repealed.) Jan. 27, 1815.......

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Library of Thomas Jefferson. An act to authorize the purchase of the library of Thomas
Jefferson, late President of the United States. Jan. 30, 1815......
Prohibition of Intercourse with the Enemy. An act to prohibit intercourse with the enemy,
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Duties on Licenses to Retailers of Wines, &c. An act supplementary to the act entitled "An act to amend the act laying duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise, and for other purposes." (Repealed.) Feb. 4, 1815. 201 Fublic Lands. Land Districts. An act attaching to the Canton district, in the State of Ohio, the tract of land lying between the foot of the rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie, and the Connecticut Western Reserve. Feb. 4, 1815....

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Further Time given for Payment for Public Lands. An act for giving further time to the purchaser of public lands to complete their payments. (Expired.) Feb. 4, 1815. 201 Navy Department. Board of Commissioners of the Navy. An act to alter and amend the several acts for establishing a navy department, by adding thereto a board of commissioners. (Repealed.) Feb. 7, 1815..

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Ordnance Department. An act for the better regulation of the ordnance department. (Obsolete.) Feb. 8, 1815.....

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Land near Plattsburg to be purchased for Arsenals, &c. An act to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States. (Obsolete.) Feb. 8, 1815.......... 205 Duties on Licenses to Retailers of Wines, &c. An act to amend an act laying duties on licenses to retailers of wines, spirituous liquors, and foreign merchandise. (Repealed.) Feb. 8, 1815.......

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Repairing and rebuilding the public Buildings in Washington. An act making appropriations for repairing or rebuilding the public buildings within the city of Washington. Feb. 13, 1815....... Cumberland Road. An act in addition to the act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland, in the State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio. Feb. 14, 1815. 206 Appropriation for the Support of Government in 1815. An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. (Obsolete.) Feb. 16, 1815......

Relief of Sufferers by Earthquakes in the Missouri Territory. An act for the relief of the inhabitants of the late county of New Madrid, in the Missouri territory, who suffered by earthquakes. Feb. 17, 1815....

Virginia Resolution Warrants. An act giving further time to complete the surveys and obtain the patents for lands located under Virginia resolution warrants. (Expired.) Feb. 22, 1815....

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Security to be given by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives for faithful Disbursement of the Contingent Funds of the Senate, &c. An act requiring the secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House of Representatives in the Congress of the United States, to give security for the faithful application and disbursement of the contingent funds of the Senate and House of Representatives. Feb. 23, 1815. 212 Courts in the Indiana Territory. An act for the regulation of the courts of justice of Indiana. Feb. 24, 1815.......

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Treasury Notes. An act to authorize the issuing of the treasury notes for the service of the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. (Obsolete.) Feb. 24, 1815.......... 213 Direct Taxes. An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia. (Repealed.) Feb. 27, 1815....

Duties on Gold, Silver, and Plated Wares, Jewelry, &c. An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a duty on gold, silver, and plated wares, and jewelry and pastework, manufactured within the United States. (Repealed.) Feb. 27, 1815....

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Repeal of the Acts concerning the Flotilla Service, &c. An act to repeal certain acts concerning the flotilla service, and for other purposes. Feb. 27, 1815.. Land Claims in the Illinois Territory. An act to amend and extend the provisions of the act of the sixteenth of April, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, entitled "An act confirming certain claims to land in the Illinois territory, and providing for their location." Feb. 27, 1815...

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Repeal of the Acts authorizing the Acceptance of the Services of State Troops and Volunteers, and authorizing the raising of Sea Fencibles. An act to repeal certain acts therein mentioned. Feb. 27, 1815.....

Post-office. An act in addition to the act regulating the post-office department. (Repealed.) Feb. 27, 1815................

Post-roads. An act to alter and establish certain post-roads. March 1, 1815........ Appropriations for the Military Establishment in 1815. An act making appropriations for the support of the military establishment for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.....

Public Buildings at West Point. An act making further provision for completing the public buildings at West Point, for the accommodation of the military academy. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.......

Appropriations for the Support of the Navy in 1815. An act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.....

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Repeal of discriminating Duties on foreign Vessels. An act to repeal so much of the several acts imposing duties on the tonnage of ships and vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandise, imported into the United States, as imposes a discriminating duty on tonnage, between foreign vessels and vessels of the United States, and between goods imported into the United States in foreign vessels and vessels of the United States. March 3, 1815......

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Military Peace Establishment. An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States. March 3, 1815..............

A Library Room provided, &c. An act to provide a library room, and for transporting the library lately purchased. March 3, 1815....

Naval Establishment. Appropriation for the Purchase of Timber, &c. An act concerning the naval establishment. (Expired.) March 3, 1815.....

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Repeal of the Acts prohibiting the entrance of foreign Vessels into the Waters of the United States. An act to repeal certain acts therein mentioned. March 3, 1815..... Compensation to Officers of Congress. An act increasing the compensation allowed the sergeants at arms of the Senate and House of Representatives, and of the doorkeeper and assistant doorkeeper of the Senate and House of Representatives. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.....

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Loan of eighteen Millions four hundred and fifty-two thousand eight hundred Dollars authorized. An act to authorize a loan for a sum not exceeding eighteen millions four hundred and fifty-two thousand eight hundred dollars. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815......... 227 Boundary Lines under the Treaty with the Creek Indians. An act to provide for ascertaining and surveying of the boundary lines fixed by the treaty with the Creek Indians, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.....

Purchase of the Vessels captured on Lake Champlain. An act authorizing the purchase of the vessels captured on Lake Champlain. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815....................

Protection of the Commerce of the United States against the Algerine Cruisers. An act for the protection of the commerce of the United States against the Algerine cruisers. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.........

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Collection of Duties and Internal Revenue. An act to amend the act entitled "An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same,” and the act entitled "An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture, and on gold and silver watches.' (Repealed.) March 3, 1815........ ... 230

Clerks to the Board of Navy Commissioners. An act authorizing the board of navy commissioners to appoint clerks. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.....

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Collection of Duties. An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports and tonnage. (Expired.) March 3, 1815.......

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Courts in New York. An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act for the better organization of the courts of the United States, within the State of New York. March 3, 1815..... Appropriation for the Military Service of 1815. An act making additional appropriation for the service of the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815...... Proceedings of the Commissioners relating to Claimants to Lands in the Mississippi Territory. An act further supplementary to an act entitled "An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi territory. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815......

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Duties of the Judges of the United States in the Illinois Territory. An act regulating and defining the duties of the United States judges for the territory of Illinois. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815... Trading Houses with the Indian Tribes. An act to continue in force, for a limited time, the act entitled "An act for establishing trading houses with the Indian tribes." (Repealed.) March 3, 1815......

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Collectors of Direct Taxes and Internal Duties. An act to fix the compensations, and increase the responsibility of the collectors of the direct taxes and internal duties; and for other purposes connected with the collection thereof. (Repealed.) March 3, 1815. 239 Jurisdiction given to State Courts in Suits for Taxes. An act to vest more effectually in the state courts and in the district courts of the United States jurisdiction in the cases therein mentioned. (Obsolete.) March 3, 1815.............

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RESOLUTIONS.

1. Expressive of the sense of Congress of the gallant conduct of Captain Thomas Macdonough, the officers, seamen, marines, and infantry, serving as marines, on board the United States squadron on Lake Champlain. Oct. 20, 1814......

2. Expressive of the sense of Congress relative to the victory of the Peacock over the Epervier. Oct. 21, 1814....

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3. Empowering the joint library committee of Congress to contract for the purchase of Mr. Jefferson's library. Oct. 21, 1814.....

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4. Expressive of the sense of Congress relative to the capture of the British sloop Reindeer, by the American sloop Wasp. Nov. 3, 1814......

5. Expressive of the sense of Congress of the gallantry and good conduct with which the reputation of the arms of the United States has been sustained by Major-General Brown, Major-General Scott, Major-General Porter, Major-General Gaines, MajorGeneral Macomb, and Brigadiers Ripley and Miller. Nov. 3, 1814................

6. Requesting the President of the United States to recommend a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer.

7. For furnishing the American Antiquarian Society with a copy of the journals of Congress, and of the documents published under their order. Dec. 1, 1814. ... 8. Expressive of the high sense entertained by Congress of the patriotism and good conduct of the people of Louisiana and of New Orleans, during the late military operations before that city. Feb. 22, 1815.

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9. Expressive of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct of Commodore D. T. Patterson, and Major D. Carmick, and of the officers, seamen, and marines under their command, in the defence of New Orleans. Feb. 22, 1815. 249 10. Expressive of the thanks of Congress to Major-General Jackson and the troops under his command, for their gallantry and good conduct in the defence of New Orleans. Feb. 27, 1815... 11. Directing the manner of providing stationery, and procuring the printing for the Senate and House of Representatives. March 3, 1815. 12. Relative to the distribution of the laws of the United States. March 3, 1815......... 250 13. For the appointment of a joint committee to wait upon the President, and request that he recommend a day of thanksgiving to Almighty God, for restoring to these United States the blessings of peace....

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Acts of the Fourteenth Congress of the United States.

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Lease of the new Building on Capitol Hill for the Accommodation of Congress. An act to authorize the President of the United States to lease, for the time therein mentioned, the new building on Capitol Hill, with the appurtenances, for the better accommodation of Congress. (Obsolete.) Dec. 8, 1815..... Appropriation Act. An act making additional appropriations to defray the expenses of the army and militia, during the late war with Great Britain. Dec. 21, 1815.......... 251 Direct Taxes. An act to enlarge the time for ascertaining the annual transfers and changes of property subject to the direct tax, and for other purposes. (Repealed.) Jan. 17, 1816.......

Repeal of additional Duties on Postage. An act to repeal so much of an act, passed on the twenty-third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, as imposes additional duties on postage. Feb. 1, 1816.....

Duties on Bank Notes and refined Sugar. An act continuing in force certain acts, laying duties on bank notes, refined sugars, and for other purposes. (Repealed.) Feb. 1,

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Duties on imported Merchandise. An act to continue in force the act entitled "An act for imposing additional duties upon all goods, wares, and merchandise, imported from any foreign port or place, and for other purposes." (Repealed.) Feb. 5, 1816..... 253 Fisheries of the United States. An act to continue in force an act entitled "An act laying a duty on imported salt, granting a bounty on pickled fish exported, and allowances to certain vessels employed in the fisheries." Feb. 9, 1816...

Courts in the State of New York. An act concerning certain courts of the United States in the State of New York. Feb. 15, 1816.....

Repeal of Duties on certain Articles of Domestic Manufacture. An act to repeal the duties on certain articles manufactured within the United States. (Obsolete.) Feb. 22, 1816......

Rewards to the Officers and Crew of the Sloop of War Hornet. An act rewarding the officers and crew of the sloop of war Hornet, for the capture and destruction of the British sloop of war Penguin. Feb. 28, 1816.....

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Duties on Tonnage or Impost on British Vessels and Articles imported therein. An act concerning the convention to regulate the commerce between the territories of the United States and his Britannic majesty. (Obsolete.) March 1, 1816.......

Direct Taxes. An act to reduce the amount of direct tax upon the United States and the District of Columbia, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen; and to repeal in part the act entitled "An act to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the United States, and to provide for assessing and collecting the same;" and also the act entitled "An act to provide additional revenue for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying a direct tax upon the District of Columbia." (Repealed.) March 5, 1816...... Canadian Volunteers. An act granting bounties in land and extra pay to certain Canadian volunteers. March 5, 1816.....

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Appropriations for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores. An act making appropriations for ordnance and ordnance stores, for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. (Obsolete.) March 18, 1816....

Compensation to the Members of Congress. An act to change the mode of compensation to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and the delegates from territories. March 19, 1816.....

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Circuit and District Courts in Vermont. An act to alter the times of holding the Circuit and
District Courts of the United States for the district of Vermont. March 22, 1816.. 258
Naturalization. An act relative to evidence in cases of naturalization. March 22, 1816.. 258
Public Documents. An act authorizing a subscription for the printing of the second edition
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Settlers on the Public Lands. An act relating to settlers on the lands of the United States. (Expired.) March 25, 1816.......

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An act to authorize the pay-
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Courts in the District of Columbia. An act to limit the right of appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Columbia. April 2, 1816...... Payment for Property lost, destroyed, or captured by the Enemy. ment for property lost, captured, or destroyed by the service of the United States, and for other purposes. Repeal of the Duties on Household Furniture and Watches. An act to repeal the act entitled An act to provide additional revenues for defraying the expenses of government and maintaining the public credit, by laying duties on household furniture and on gold and silver watches." April 9, 1816....

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Post-office. An act in addition to an act to regulate the post-office establishment. (Repealed.) April 9, 1816...

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Incorporation of the Bank of the United States. An act to incorporate the subscribers of the Bank of the United States. (Expired.) April 10, 1816........ Appropriations for the Support of Government in 1816. An act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. (Obsolete.) April 16, 1816.......

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Library of Congress. An act providing for the settlement of certain accounts against the library of Congress, for extending the privileges of using the books therein, and for establishing the salary of the librarian. (Obsolete.) April 16, 1816................. ..... 283 Roads in the District of Columbia. An act supplementary to an act entitled "An act to incorporate a company for making certain turnpike roads within the District of Columbia." April 16, 1816.....

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Military Land Warrants. An act further extending the time for issuing and locating military land warrants, and for other purposes. (Expired.) April 16, 1816...................... 284 Public Lands in the District of Vincennes. An act for the relief of certain claimants to land in the district of Vincennes. (Obsolete.) April 16, 1816.......

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Road from the Rapids of Miami of Lake Erie. An act to authorize the President of the United States to alter the road laid out from the foot of the rapids of the river Miami of Lake Erie, to the western line of the Connecticut reserve. (Obsolete.) April 16,

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Appropriations for Military Services in the late War. An act making further provision for military services during the late war, and for other purposes. (Obsolete.) April 16, 1816.....

Pensions. An act in addition to an act entitled "An act in relation to the navy pension fund." April 19, 1816........

The People of the Territory of Indiana authorized to form a State Government. An act to enable the people of Indiana territory to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such State into the Union on an equal footing with the original States. April 19, 1816........

Duties on Distilled Spirits and on Licenses to Distillers. An act to abolish the existing duties on spirits distilled within the United States, and to lay other duties, in lieu of those at present imposed, on licenses to distillers of spirituous liquors. (Repealed.) April 19, 1816...

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Indemnification of Claimants of Public Lands in the Mississippi Territory. Proceedings of the Commissioners. An act further supplementary to the act entitled "An act providing for the indemnification of certain claimants of public lands in the Mississippi territory." (Obsolete.) April 20, 1816.... 294

Officers of the Militia. An act concerning field-officers of the militia. (Obsolete.) April 20, 1816......

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Prize money to the Officers and Crew of the Sloop of War Wasp. An act respecting the late officers and crew of the sloop of war Wasp. (Obsolete.) April 20, 1816......... 295 Lease of the Saline near the Wabash River. An act authorizing the President of the United States to lease the saline near the Wabash river, for a term not exceeding seven years. (Obsolete.) April 24, 1816.............

Pensions. An act to increase the pensions of invalids in certain cases, for the relief of invalids of the militia; and for the appointment of pension agents in those States where there is no commissioner of loans. April 24, 1816..... b

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