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At the second session, begun and held at the City of
Washington, in the territory of Columbia, on Monday, the twenty-seventh of November, one thousand eight hundred and nine.
AN ACT to authorise the transportation of certain
documents free of postage.
E it enácted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the members of Congress, the secretary of the Senate, and the clerk of the House of Representatives, be, and they are hereby respectively authorised to transmit free of postage, the message of the President of the United States, of the twenty-ninth of November, one thousand eight hundred and nine, and the documents accompanying the same, printed by order of the Senate, and by order of the House of Representatives, to any post-office within the United States, and territories
thereof, to which they may direct; any law
J. B. VARNUM,
President of the Senate, pro tempore.
AN ACT supplemental to an act, entitled “ An act
extending the right of suffrage in the Indiana
Representatives of the United States of
America, in Congress assembled, That the Governor to governor of the Indiana territory, for the apportion the time being, be, and he is hereby authorised Representazo and empowered to apportion the representaissue his writ tives among the several counties in said ter
ritory, as he shall think proper, having regard to the numbers limited in the fourth section of the act to which this is a supplement, and to issue his writ for the election of such representatives agreeably to the apportionment which he may make, at such time as he shall deem most convenient for the citizens of the several counties in said
territory. Afterwards to be appor
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That tioned by the so soon as the legislature of said territory general as.
shall be convened, the number of represensembly,
for the election.
tatives in each county thereof shall be regu: lated by the general assembly.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when any vacancy shall occur in the legisla-, Governor to tive council, by death, resignation or re- clamation for moval from office, or when from either of supplying vasaid causes there shall be rio delegate from cancy in the said territory to the Congress of the United Congress. States, the governor shall in either case be authorised to issue his proclamation, directing an election to be held to supply such vacancy according to law.
J. B. VARNUM,
President of the Senale, pro tempore. December 15, 1809.
AN ACT extending the time for issuing and loca
ting military land warrants.
Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of secretary of war be authorised to issue mi- war may islitary land warrants to such persons as have military land or shall, before the first day of March, one warrants. thousand eight hundred and thirteen, produce to him satisfactory evidence of the validity of their claims; which warrants, with those heretofore issued and not yet satisfied, shall, and may be located in the names of