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ACTS

PASSED

AT THE SECOND SESSION

OF

THE ELEVENTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES.

ELEVENTH CONGRESS

OF TRE

UNITED STATES;

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.

CHAPTER XVIII.

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

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thereof, to which they may direct; any law
to the contrary notwithstanding.

J. B. VARNUM,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

ANDREW GREGG,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.
December 9, 1809.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON,

CHAPTER XIX.

AN ACT supplemental to an act, entitled An act

extending the right of suffrage in the Indiana
territory, and for other purposes."
E it enacted by the Senate and House of

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,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

.
ANDREW GREGG,

President of the Senale, pro tempore. December 15, 1809.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER XX.

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AN ACT extending the time for issuing and loca

ting military land warrants.
E it enacted by the Senate and House of

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

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