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Session 1 (1797)

Chapter 1 An Act to prevent citizens of the United States from Privateering against nations to amity with, or against citizens of the United States June 14, 1797 PDF, 79KB
Chapter 2 An Act prohibiting, for a limited time, the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition, and for encouraging the Importation thereof June 14, 1797 PDF, 165KB
Chapter 3 An Act to provide for the further Defence of the Ports and Harbors of the United States June 23, 1797 PDF, 177KB
Chapter 4 An Act authorizing a detachment from the Militia of the United States June 24, 1797 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 5 An Act in addition to an act, entitled "An act concerning the registering and recording of Ships and boats" June 27, 1797 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 6 An Act directing the appointment of Agents, in relation to the sixth article of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, between the United States and Great Britain June 30, 1797 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 7 An Act providing a Naval Armament  July 1, 1797 PDF, 264KB
Chapter 8 An Act to ascertain the time for the next meeting of Congress, and to repeal the act heretofore passed for that purpose July 1, 1797 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 9 An Act for reviving and continuing suits and process in the Circuit Court for the district of North Carolina July 5, 1797 PDF, 183KB
Chapter 10 An Act to continue in force to the end of the next session, certain acts, and parts of acts, of limited duration July 5, 1797 PDF, 103KB
Chapter 11 An Act laying Duties on stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper July 6, 1797 PDF, 523KB
Chapter 12 An Act in addition to the law of the United States, concerning Consuls and Vice Consuls July 6, 1797 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 13 An Act for allowing full mileage to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States July 6, 1797 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 14 An Act to revive and continue in force, for a limited time, an act, intituled "An act authorizing the transfer of stock standing to the credit of certain States" July 6, 1797 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 15 An Act laying an additional Duty on Salt imported into the United States, and for other purposes July 8, 1797 PDF, 161KB
Chapter 16 An Act authorizing a Loan of Money July 8, 1797 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 17 An Act making additional Appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven July 10, 1797 PDF, 150KB

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Session 2 (1797-1798)

Chapter 1 An Act to postpone, for a limited time, the commencement of the duties imposed by the act intituled "An act laying duties on stamped vellum, parchment paper" December 15, 1797 PDF, 76KB
Chapter 2 An Act making certain partial appropriations for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight January 15, 1798 PDF, 156KB
Chapter 3 Private law
Chapter 4 Private law
Chapter 5 Private law
Chapter 6 An Act for allowing a Salary and compensation to the Doorkeeper of the Senate, and his assistant, for their services during the late Session of Congress January 20, 1798 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 7 Private law
Chapter 8 An Act the prescribe the mode of taking Evidence in cases of contested Elections for Members of the House of Representatives of the United States, and to compel the attendance of Witnesses January 23, 1798 PDF, 256KB
Chapter 9 Private law
Chapter 10 An Act to amend the several acts for laying duties on Spirits distilled within the United States, and on Stills January 29, 1798 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 11 An Act supplementary to the act intituled "An act regulating Foreign Coins, and for other purposes" February 1, 1798 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 12 Private law
Chapter 13 Private law
Chapter 14 An Act appropriating a certain sum of Money to defray the expense of holding a Treaty or Treaties with the Indians February 27, 1798 PDF, 159KB
Chapter 15 An Act to provide for the Widows and Orphans of certain deceased Officers March 14, 1798 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 16 An Act for the erection of a Lighthouse, and placing Buoys at the several places therein mentioned March 14, 1798 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 17 An Act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations March 19, 1798 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 18 An Act making Appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight; and for other purposes March 19, 1798 PDF, 312KB
Chapter 19 Private law
Chapter 20 An Act to amend the act intituled "An act laying duties on stamped vellum, parchment and paper" March 19, 1798 PDF, 172KB
Chapter 21 An Act declaring the consent of Congress to an Act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts March 27, 1798 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 22 An Act declaring the consent of Congress to an Act of the State of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for the appointment of a Health Officer March 27, 1798 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 23 An Act for an additional Appropriations to provide and support a Naval Armament March 27, 1798 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 24 An Act to continue in force the fifth section of an act intituled "An act in addition to the act intituled, An act to establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States" March 28, 1798 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 25 An Act to continue in force for a limited time, a part of an act intituled "An act making further provision for securing and collecting the duties on foreign and domestic distilled spirits, stills, wines, and teas" April 7, 1798 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 26 An Act for the relief of the Refugees from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia April 7, 1798 PDF, 259KB
Chapter 27 An Act to continue in force, the act, intituled "An act prohibiting, for a limited time, the exportation of arms and ammunition; and for encouraging the importation thereof" April 7, 1798 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 28 An Act for an amicable settlement of limits with the state of Georgia, and authorizing the establishment of a government in the Mississippi territory April 7, 1798 PDF, 176KB
Chapter 29 An Act authorizing an expenditure, and making an Appropriations for the reimbursement of monies advanced by the Consuls of the United States, in certain cases April 18, 1798 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 30 An Act supplementary to an act intituled "An act authorizing a loan for the use of the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia; and for other purposes therein mentioned" April 18, 1798 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 31 An Act to provide an additional Armament for the further protection of the trade of the United States; and for other purposes April 27, 1798 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 32 Private law
Chapter 33 An Act to provide an additional regiment of Artillerists and Engineers April 27, 1798 PDF, 174KB
Chapter 34 An Act for erecting Lighthouses, and placing buoys and stakes at the places therein mentioned April 27, 1798 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 35 An Act to establish an Executive department, to be denominated the Department of the Navy April 30, 1798 PDF, 172KB
Chapter 36 An Act to authorize certain Officers and other persons to administer oaths May 3, 1798 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 37 An Act supplementary to the act providing for the further defense of the ports and Harbors of the United States May 3, 1798 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 38 An Act to enable the President of the United States to procure Cannon, Arms and Ammunition, and for other purposes May 4, 1798 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 39 An Act to authorize the President of the United States to cause to be purchased, or built, a number of small vessels to be equipped as gallies, or otherwise May 4, 1798 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 40 Private law
Chapter 41 An Act directing the payment of a detachment of Militia, for services performed in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, under Major James Ore May 8, 1798 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 42 An Act, to continue in force, a part of an act respecting the Salary and compensation to the Officers and Mariners of the Revenue Cutters May 8, 1798 PDF, 164KB
Chapter 43 An Act to revive and continue in force, the act respecting the Salary and compensation of clerks, and for other purposes May 14, 1798 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 44 Private law
Chapter 45 Private law
Chapter 46 An Act to amend the act intituled "An act to amend and repeal, in part, the act intituled An act to ascertain and fix the Military establishment of the United States" May 22, 1798 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 47 An Act authorizing the President of the United States to raise a Provisional Army May 28, 1798 PDF, 371KB
Chapter 48 An Act more effectually to protect the Commerce and Coasts of the United States May 28, 1798 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 49 An Act providing for the relief of persons imprisoned for Debts due to the United States June 6, 1798 PDF, 176KB
Chapter 50 An Act supplementary to an act intituled "An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for Debt" June 6, 1798 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 51 An Act respecting loan office and final settlement certificates, indents of interest, and the unfunded or registered debt credited in the books of the Treasury June 12, 1798 PDF, 174KB
Chapter 52 An Act making Appropriations for the Military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight; and for other purposes June 12, 1798 PDF, 162KB
Chapter 53 An Act to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof June 13, 1798 PDF, 192KB
Chapter 54 An Act supplementary to and to amend the act, intituled "An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization; and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject" June 18, 1798 PDF, 369KB
Chapter 55 An Act to amend the act intituled "An act providing a Naval Armament," and the act , intituled "An act to authorize the President of the United States to cause to be purchased or built, a number of small vessels, to be equipped as gallies or otherwise" June 22, 1798 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 56 An Act to extend the privilege of franking letters and prackets to the Secretary of the Navy June 22, 1798 PDF, 89KB
Chapter 57 An Act supplementary to, and to amend the act, intituled "An act authorizing the President of the United States to raise a provisional army" June 22, 1798 PDF, 174KB
Chapter 58 An Act concerning Aliens June 25, 1798 PDF, 272KB
Chapter 59 Private law
Chapter 60 An Act to authorize the defense of the Merchant Vessels of the United States against French depredations June 25, 1798 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 61 An Act to punish frauds committed on the Bank of the United States June 27, 1798 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 62 An Act in addition to the act more effectually to protect the Commerce and Coasts of the United States June 28, 1798 PDF, 178KB
Chapter 63 An Act making an Appropriations for the expenses incident to the new Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, during the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight June 28, 1798 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 64 An Act supplementary to the act intituled "An act to provide an additional Armament for the further protection of the trade of the United States, and for other purposes" June 30, 1798 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 65 An Act providing Arms for the Militia throughout the United States July 6, 1798 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 66 An Act respecting Alien Enemies July 6, 1798 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 67 An Act to declare the treaties heretofore concluded with France, no longer obligatory on the United States July 7, 1798 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 68 An Act further to protect the Commerce of the United States July 9, 1798 PDF, 257KB
Chapter 69 An Act limiting the time, within which claims against the United States, for credits on the books of the Treasury, may be presented for allowance July 9, 1798 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 70 An Act to provide for the valuation of Lands and Dwelling-Houses, and the enumeration of Slaves within the United States July 9, 1798 PDF, 1.02MB
Chapter 71 An Act to regulate and fix the Salary and compensations of the officers employed in collecting the internal revenues of the United States, and to insure more effectually the settlement of their accounts July 11, 1798 PDF, 344KB
Chapter 72 An Act for the establishing and organizing a Marine Corps July 11, 1798 PDF, 264KB
Chapter 73 An Act establishing an annual salary for the Surveyor of the port of Gloucester July 14, 1798 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 74 An Act in addition to the act, entitled "An act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States" July 14, 1798 PDF, 161KB
Chapter 75 An Act to lay and collect a direct tax within the United States July 14, 1798 PDF, 678KB
Chapter 76 An Act to augment the Army of the United States, and for other purposes July 16, 1798 PDF, 178KB
Chapter 77 An Act for the relief of sick and disabled Seamen July 16, 1798 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 78 An Act for erecting a Lighthouse at Gay-head, on Martha's Vineyard; and for other purposes July 16, 1798 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 79 An Act to enable the President of the United States to borrow money for the public service July 16, 1798 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 80 An Act to suspend, for a further time, the duties upon the manufacture of Snuff within the United States, and the drawbacks upon the exportation thereof July 16, 1798 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 81 An Act for allowing an additional Salary and compensation to the doorkeepers and assistant doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives, for their services during the present session of Congress July 16, 1798 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 82 An act to make a further Appropriations for the additional Naval Armament July 16, 1798 PDF, 165KB
Chapter 83 An Act in further addition to the act intituled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States" July 16, 1798 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 84 An Act making certain Appropriations; and to authorize the President to obtain a Loan on the credit of the direct tax July 16, 1798 PDF, 172KB
Chapter 85 An Act to alter and amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War and Navy Departments July 16, 1798 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 86 An Act making certain additional Appropriations for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight July 16, 1798 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 87 Private law
Chapter 88 An Act to amend the act entitled "An act to suspend the Commercial Intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof" July 16, 1798 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 89 An Act allowing an additional Salary and compensation to the Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, and to their Clerks, for their services, during the present session of Congress July 16, 1798 PDF, 48KB

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Session 3 (1799)

Chapter 1 An Act for the punishment of certain Crimes therein specified  January 30, 1799 PDF, 81KB
Chapter 2 An Act further to suspend the Commercial Intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof February 9, 1799 PDF, 341KB
Chapter 3 An Act respecting Balances reported against certain States, by the Commissioners appointed to settle the Accounts between the United States and the several States February 15, 1799 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 4 Private law
Chapter 5 Private law
Chapter 6 An Act to authorize the reimbursement of monies expended in rendering aid to sick and destitute American Seamen, in foreign countries February 19, 1799 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 7 Private law
Chapter 8 An Act to amend an act entitiled "An act giving effect to the Laws of the United States within the district of Tennessee" February 19, 1799 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 9 An Act appropriating a certain sum of money to defray the expense of holding a Treaty or Treaties with the Indians February 19, 1799 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 10 An Act fixing the pay of the Captains and Commanders of Ships and boats of war of the United States February 25, 1799 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 11 An Act making Appropriations for defraying the expenses which may arise, in carrying into effect certain Treaties between the United States and several tribes or nations of Indians February 25, 1799 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 12 An Act respecting Quarantines and Health Laws February 25, 1799 PDF, 281KB
Chapter 13 An Act for the augmentation of the Navy February 25, 1799 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 14 Private law
Chapter 15 An Act authorizing the establishment of Docks February 25, 1799 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 16 An Act authorizing the purchase of Timber for naval purposes February 25, 1799 PDF, 85KB
Chapter 17 An Act to alter the Stamp Duties imposed upon Foreign Bills of Exchange and Bills of Lading, by an act intituled "Ant act laying duties on stamped vellum, parchment and paper;" and further to amend the same February 28, 1799 PDF, 252KB
Chapter 18 An Act concerning French Citizens that have been, or may be captured and brought into the United States February 28, 1799 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 19 An Act providing Salary and compensation for the Marshals, Clerks, Attorneys, Jurors and Witnesses in the Courts of the United States, and to repeal certain parts of the acts therein mentioned; and for other purposes February 28, 1799 PDF, 255KB
Chapter 20 An Act to amend the act intituled "An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United States" February 28, 1799 PDF, 172KB
Chapter 21 An Act altering the time of holding the District Court in Vermont February 28, 1799 PDF, 543KB
Chapter 22 An Act to regulate the collection of duties on imports and tonnage March 2, 1799 PDF, 6.10MB
Chapter 23 An Act to establish the Salary and compensations of the officers employed in the collection of the duties on imports and tonnage, and for other purposes March 2, 1799 PDF, 543KB
Chapter 24 An Act for the Government of the Navy of the United States March 2, 1799 PDF, 771KB
Chapter 25 An Act making Appropriations for the support of Government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine March 2, 1799 PDF, 327KB
Chapter 26 An Act respecting Distillers of Geneva March 2, 1799 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 27 An Act to regulate the Medical Establishment March 2, 1799 PDF, 273KB
Chapter 28 An Act making additional Appropriations for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine March 2, 1799 PDF, 170KB
Chapter 29 An Act to amend the act intituled "An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the Society of the United Brethren, for propagating the Gospel among the Heathen" March 2, 1799 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 30 An Act in addition to an act intituled "An act for the more general promulgation of the Laws of the United States" March 2, 1799 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 31 An Act giving eventual authority to the President of the United States to augment the Army March 2, 1799 PDF, 276KB
Chapter 32 An Act providing for the security of Bail in certain cases March 2, 1799 PDF, 104KB
Chapter 33 An Act to grant an additional Salary and compensation, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, to certain officers of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States March 2, 1799 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 34 An Act to authorize the sale of certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States northwest of the Ohio; and for giving a pre-emption to certain purchasers and settlers March 2, 1799 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 35 Private law
Chapter 36 An Act in addition to "An act for the relief of sick and disabled Seamen" March 2, 1799 PDF, 87KB
Chapter 37 An Act authorizing an augmentation of the Marine Corps March 2, 1799 PDF, 86KB
Chapter 38 An Act to augment the Salaries of the Officers therein mentioned March 2, 1799 PDF, 160KB
Chapter 39 An Act to erect a Beacon on Boon Island March 2, 1799 PDF, 83KB
Chapter 40 An Act to regulate and fix the Salary and compensation of Clerks March 2, 1799 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 41 An Act to revive and continue in force, certain parts of the "Act for the relief and protection of American seamen," and to amend the same March 2, 1799 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 42 An Act making Appropriations for the support of the Naval Establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine March 2, 1799 PDF, 84KB
Chapter 43 An Act to establish the Post-Office of the United States March 2, 1799 PDF, 787KB
Chapter 44 An Act making Appropriations of the support of the Military Establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine March 2, 1799 PDF, 241KB
Chapter 45 An Act vesting the power of retaliation, in certain cases, in the President of the United States March 3, 1799 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 46 An Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers March 3, 1799 PDF, 608KB
Chapter 47 An Act authorizing the President of the United States to fill certain vacancies in the Army and Navy March 3, 1799 PDF, 90KB
Chapter 48 An Act for the better organizing of the Troops of the Untied States; and for other purposes March 3, 1799 PDF, 551KB

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