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"An act to incorporate the Bank of Potomac," Bank shall, forthwith, become stockholders in the and shall be subject to all the restraints and limi- said Bank of Potomac, and shall be entitled to the tations expressed in the said act, except so far as same privileges and advantages, and the stock of the same shall be altered by any provisions here the said Union Bank shall, to all intents and purinafter contained.
poses, be considered as forming a part of the capiSec. 12. And be it further enacted, That an elec- tal of the said Bank of Potomac; and the proper tion for directors of the Bank of Potomac shall be officers of the said Bank of Potomac shall forthheld in the town of Alexandria, on the first Mon- with issue to the stockholders of the said Union day in November in each year, of which notice Bank certificates of stock in the said Bank of shall be given in one or more newspapers pub- Potomac, at the rate of one share, or one hundred lished in said town, for four weeks at least before dollars of Potomac Bank stock, for every hundred the day of election; and the stockholders shall dollars of the Union Bank stock so subscribed, acchoose, by ballot, tó be given in person or by cording to the respective interests of the said stockproxy, by a majority of votes, from amongst the holders in the stock so subscribed. stockholders, thirteen directors, for the term of Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That, on the one year thereafter, and, on resignation, disquali- said union being made as aforesaid, all contracts fication, or removal, of any director out of the legally made by the said Union Bank shall, forthcounty of Alexandria, or out of the county of with, become obligatory on the said Bank of PoFairfax, in Virginia, the other directors, at their tomac, and all debts due by the said Union Bank next meeting thereafter, may elect, by ballot, an- on noies issued by it, or otherwise, shall become other person, qualified as aforesaid, in his place, chargeable on, and payable by, the said Bank of for the residue of the year. The directors of said Potomac; and the parties to such contracts, and bank shall, at the first meeting after every general the creditors of the said Union Bank, shall have election, elect, by ballot, from among their own the same remedies to enforce the performance of number, by a majority of their whole number, a such contracts, and the payment of such debts, president; and in case of his death, resignation, or against the said Bank of Potomac, its property, removal out of the county of Alexandria, or out and effects, as are now, by law, given to them of the county of Fairfax, or of his refusal to ac- against the said Union Bank; and that the said cept his office, the directors shall meet, as soon as Bank of Potomac may, in its own name, sustain conveniently can be thereafter, and elect another all actions and suits which may be necessary to person as president, in the manner before de- enforce the payment of debts due to, and the perscribed.
formance of contracts made with, the said Union Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That every Bank, and for the recovery of any lands, tenements, stockholder of the Bank of Potomac, being a citi- goods, and chattels, belonging to, and improperly zen of the United States, shall be entitled to vote withheld from, the said Union Bank. at all elections to be holden by the stockholders of Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That all bonds, said bank, in pursuance of this act, and shall bills, notes, or other securities for money, which, have as many votes in proportion to the stock he by the terms thereof, have been, or shall be, made may hold, as follows, that is to say: For every payable at the said Union Bank, which shall share, from one to iwenty, one vote; for each faí due after the said union shall have been share, from twenty to fifty shares, one vote for carried into effect, shall, from thenceforth, be contwo shares; from fifty to one hundred, one vote sidered as if the same had been made payable at for four shares; above one hundred shares, one the said Bank of Potomac; and that a demand of vote for six shares: Provided, That no share, or payment at the said Bank of Potomac shall, to all number of shares, pledged to the said bank as intents and purposes, be as effectual in law as if security for any debi due, or to become due, to it, the same were made at the said Union Bank. shall be considered as conferring any right to vote Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That, from at the said elections.
the time the said union of the said banks shall be Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That it shall carried into effect, the twenty-seventh section of be lawful for the president of the Union Bank of the act of Congress, passed on the third of March, Alexandria, at any time before the first day of one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, entitled April next, with the consent of a majority in in- “An act to incorporate the subscribers to certain terest of the stockholders thereof, to subscribe to banks in the District of Columbia, and to prevent the said Bank of Potomac the full amount of the the circulation of the notes of unchartered associacapital stock of the said Union Bank, and, on tions within the said District, shall be, and the such subscription being made, to deliver over and same is hereby, repealed : Provided, That such retransfer to the said Bank of Potomac all the books, peal shall not, in any way, impair the right of the papers, money, property, and evidences of debts, said Bank of Potomac to the money, property, belonging to the said Union Bank, and to convey debts, and effects, which shall be transferred or to the said Bank of Potomac the real estate be- conveyed to it, as aforesaid, nor its remedies in its longing to said Union Bank, for passing the title own name for the recovery thereof; nor shall any of which bank in the said estate, to the said Bank suit now brought in the name of the said Union of Potomac, the deed of the President of the said Bank, thereby abate, but the same may be carried Union Bank shall be effectual; on which sub- on and prosecuted for the benefit of the said Bank scription, delivery, transfer, and conveyance, be- of Potomac, to final judgment and execution; and ing made, the stockholders of the said Union that proceedings on such judgments or executions
Public Acts of Congress. may be instituted and carried on in the name of sixteen, the third of March, eighteen hundred a. 1 the said Union Bank, against the bail, securities, seventeen, to Canadian volunteers, may be, and and all other persons bound in such suits for the hereby are, authorized to locate the said warrants, defendants therein.
and to receive patents therefor in their own names, Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That if any as had been the practice before the twenty-sixth stockholder or stockholders in either of the said of December, eighteen hundred and nineteen: banks, who has not heretofore assented to the union Provided horoever, That in no case shall lands be aforesaid, shall, within three months from the pass- so located until after having been exposed to pubing of this act, file his declaration in writing in lic sale, sball remain unsold. the said Bank of Potomac, declaring himself dis- Approved, March 3, 1821. satisfied with the said union, and his determination to withdraw his interest from the same; and An Act to continue in force, for a further time, the act if the said bank cannot agree with such stock- entitled “ An act for establishing trading-houses with holder or stockholders on the amount of such in
the Indian tribes." terest, and shall not forthwith
Be it enacted, fc., That the act entitled "An act it shall be lawful for the circuit court of the Dis- for establishing trading-houses with the Indian trict of Columbia, at Alexandria, on the petition tribes,” passed on the second day of March, one in writing of such stockholder or stockholders, to thousand eight hundred and eleven, and which appoint three commissioners, whose duty it shall was, by subsequent acts, continued in force until be to ascertain the value of the interest of such the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred stockholder or stockholders in the bank to which and twenty-one, shall be, and the same is hereby, he or they may belong at the time of the said further continued in force until the third day of union, for which purpose such commissioners shall, June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, under the direction of the said court, have access and no longer. to the books, papers, and accounts of the said banks, Approved, March 3, 1821. and on the report of the said commissioners, and such other evidences as may be laid before them, An Act to amend the act entitled “An act for the then said court shall proceed to ascertain the value of the stock of such stockholder or stockholders,
gradual increase of the Navy of the United States." and shall decree the value, so ascertained, to be
Be it enacted, fc., That the first section of the paid to him or them by the said Bank of Potomac, act entitled "An act for the gradual increase of and shall have power to enforce such decree by the Navy of the United States," approved April execution, attachment, or other legal process.
twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixteen, shall Şec. 19. And be it further enacted, That it shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed. and may be lawful for any two or more of the
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, instead banks, whose charters are hereby extended by their of the appropriation therein contained, there shall respective presidents and directors, with the consent þe, and is hereby, appropriated, the sum of five of a majority in interest of their respective stock-hundred thousand dollars per annum, for six years, holders, to agree, under written articles of associa- from the year eighteen hundred and twenty-one, tion, to unite and form one bank, by a style and inclusive, to be applied to carry into effect the purname to be prescribed in such articles; and the poses of the said act. subscribers thereto, and their legal representatives,
Approved, March 3, 1821. shall, from the day fixed for that purpose in the said articles, be incorporated under the style and An Act to release French ships and vessels, entering name set forth in the said articles, and thenceforth the ports of the United States prior to the thirtieth subject to the same rules, duties, regulations, con- of September, one thousand eight hundred and ditions, provisions, and impositions, and be vested twenty, from the operation of the act entitled "An with the same rights, privileges, and immunities,
act to impose a new tonnage duty on French ships as a body corporate, as by this act appertains to
and vessels, and for other purposes." the Bank of Potomac, and are prescribed for the Be it enacted, fc., That the provisions of the union of the Union Bank of Alexandria with the act entitled "An act to impose a new tonnage Bank of Potomac.
duty on French ships and vessels,” passed May Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That this act fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, be, and the same is hereby declared to be, a public shall not extend to, or operate upon, any French act, and that so much, and such parts of the said ship or vessel that shall have entered into any port acts incorporating the several banks aforesaid, as within the jurisdiction of the United States prior may be repugnant to this act, be and the same are to the thirtieth day of September, one thousand hereby repealed and annulled.
eight hundred and twenty. Approved, March 2, 1821.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury, after deducting a tonnage
duty equal to that paid by every French ship or An Act to regulate the location of Land Warrants, vessel which entered the ports within the jurisdic
and the issuing of patents, in certain cases. tion of the United States prior to the passage and Be it enacted, fc., That the holders, by assign- operation of the act entitled "An act to impose a ment, of warrants issued urder the acts of Con- new tonnage duty on French ships and vessels,". gress, of the fifth March, eighteen hundred and passed May fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred
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and twenty, from the tonnage duty collected from An Act to authorize the Clerk of the District Court French ships and vessels by virtue of the above of the United States for the district of Louisiana recited act, between the first day of July, one to appoint a deputy to aid him in the discharge of thousand eight hundred and twenty, and the thir
the duties of his office. tieth day of September following be, and he is Be it enacted, 4-c., That the clerk of the district hereby, authorized and directed to pay and refund court of the United States for the district of Louthe remainder of such tonnage duty, free from isiana shall be authorized to appoint a deputy to costs and charges, to any person or persons who aid him in the discharge of the duties of his office; shall have authority to receive the same. and that the said clerk shall be, in all respects,
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in the liable for the acts of his said deputy. event of the signature of any treaty or convention Approved, March 3, 1821. concerning the navigation or commerce between the dominions of the United States and France, An Act to amend an act entitled “An act for reguthe President of the United States be, and is
lating process in the courts of the United States." hereby authorized, should he deem the same expedient,' by proclamation, to suspend, until the end
Be it enacted, foc., That in all suits and actions of the next session of Congress, the operation of in any district court of the United States, in which the aforesaid act entitled "An act to impose a new
it shall appear that the judge of such court is any topnage duty on French ships and vessels, and for ways concerned in interest, or has been of counsel other purposes;" and, also, to suspend, as afore- for either party, or is so related to, or connected said, all other duties on French vessels
, or the with, either party, as to render it improper for him, goods imported in the same, which may exceed in his opinion, to sit on the trial of such suit or the duties on American vessels and on similar action, it shall be the duty of such judge, on apgoods imported in the same.
plication of either party, io cause the fact to be
entered on the records of the court; and, also, an Approved, March 3, 1821.
order that an authenticated copy thereof, with all
the proceedings in such suit or action, shall be An Act to establish a port of entry in the District of forth with certified to the next circuit court of the
Sandusky, in the State of Ohio, and for other pur district; and if there be no circuit court in such poses.
district, to the next circuit court of the State, and Be it enacted, foc., That, from and after the first if there be no circuit court in such State, to the day of May next, the town of Portland, in the most convenient circuit court in an adjacent State; district of Sandusky, in the State of Ohio, shall be which circuit court shall, upon such record being the port of entry for that district; and that from filed with the clerk thereof
, take cognizance thereof, and after that time the present port of entry estab- in the like manner as if such suit or action had lished at Danbury shall cease to be the port of been originally commenced in that court, and shall entry for said district.
proceed to hear and determine the same accordApproved, March 3, 1821.
ingly, and the jurisdiction of such circuit court
sball extend to all such cases so removed, as were An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury of cognizable in the district court from which the
the United States to sell and convey a certain tract same was removed.
Be it enacted, fc., That the Secretary of the An Act to revive and continue in force “An act fixTreasury of the United States be, and he is ing the compensations of the Secretary of the Senhereby, authorized and empowered to sell and ate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, of dispose of, at public or private sale, all the the Clorks employed in their offices, and of the Liestate, right, title, interest, claim, and demand, brarian," approved the eighteenth day of April, one of the United States of America, of, in, and to, thousand eight hundred and eighteen. all that certain tract or piece of land, situate in Be it enacted, foc., That the act, entitled “An act Northumberland county, in the State of Virginia, fixing the compensation of the Secretary of the formerly owned by Presly Thornton, of the said Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, county and State, and late of Sharp Delany, con- of the Clerks employed in their offices, and the taining about two thousand five hundred acres, be Librarian,” approved the eightenth day of April, the same more or less; the same being the premises one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, be, and which William Lewis and Thomas Robinson, by the same is hereby, revived and continued in force deed of indenture, executed on the second day of from the first day of January, one thousand eight June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred hundred and twenty-one, until the first day of and nine, granted and conveyed to the United January, one thousand eight hundred and twentyStates; the moneys arising from the said sale to four.–Approved, March 3, 1821. be appropriated towards the payment of a debt due from the late Sharp Delany to the United States, and the residue thereof, if any there be, to
An Act to alter and establish certain Post Roads. be paid over to the legal representatives of the said
Be it enacted, fc., That the following post roads Sharp Delany.
be, and the same are hereby, discontinued, that is Approved, March 3, 1821.
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From Concord, in Rockingham county, by Salem, Shutesbury, Leverett, Sunderland, and Salisbury, Andover, New Chester, Bridgewater, Montague, to Greenfield. and Plymouth, thence by New Holderness, New From Richmond to West Stockbridge. Hampton, Sanbornton, and Salisbury, to Con- From Northampton, by East Hampton, South cord, and
Hampton, Westfield, Southwick, and East Granby, From Farmington to Middleton, in New Hamp- to Hartford, in Connecticut. shire.
From Worcester to Croton. From Carver to Wareham.
From Boston, by a turnpike road, to Taunton; From Northampton, by Southampton, to Spring- and thence by Wellington, Dighton, Swanzey, field, in Massachusetts.
Warren, Bristol, Portsmouth, and Middleton, to From Herkimer, by Woodworth's, Columbia, Newport, in Rhode Island. by Underwood's, Litchfield, to Laghwaite.
From South Hadley, by Granby, to BelcherFrom Vernon to Delhi.
town. From Little Falls, by Fairfield, Newport, and In Connecticut.–From Mansfield to Willington. Russia, to Remsen, in New York.
From Stafford, by Union, to Woodstock. From Liberty Corner, by Doughty's Mills and From Brooklin, by South Killingly, to ThompNew Providence, to Springfield, in New Jersey. In Morgantown, by Crab Orchard, to King- From Bridgeport, by Long Hill, Trumbull
, wood, in Virginia.
Levi Edwards's, in Huntington, Newtown, and From Milledgeville, to Greensborough, Georgia. Brookfield, to New Milford.
From Pocotaligo, by Hickory Hill, to Augusta, In Nero York.-From Utica, by Whitesborough, in South Carolina.
Floyd, Steuben, and Western, to Rome. From Clinton, in Tennessee, to Pulaski, in From Cayuga to Montezuma. Kentucky.
From Turin, by Harrisburg, Copenhagen, TyFrom Washington to Cincinnati; and lersville, Pinkney, and Rodman, to Adams. From Lancaster to Washington, in Ohio. From Newburgh, by Middletown, Marlborough,
From Falmouth to Grant's Lick, on the east Milton, and New Paltz, to Poughkeepsie. side of the river, in Kentucky.
From Upper Red Hook Landing, to the present From Smithton to John Graham's in Missouri. post road from New York to Albany. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the fol
From Watertown, by Le Raysville, to Antwerp. lowing be established post roads, that is to say:
From Mooresville, by Bovina, in Delaware In Maine.-- From Brunswick, by Topsham, county, to Delhi. Lisbon, Wales, Monmouth, Leeds, Wayne, and
From Bergen, by Riga, and East Riga, to
Rochesterville. Fayette, to Jay; and thence by Livermore, Turner, and Durham, to Brunswick.
From Ellicottville, by Little Valley, Conewongo From Green, by Leeds and Wayne, to Win- Creek, and Gerry, to Mayville. throp.
From Caledonia to Riga.
From Whitehall, in Washington county, by From Bangor, by Levant, Corinth, New Charlestown, Atkinson, Sebec, Brownsville, Williams
Putnam, to Ticonderoga. burg, Foxcroft, Guilford, and Sangerville, to
From Southold, in Suffolk, to the village of Bangor.
Oysterponds. From Warsaw, by Hartland and St. Albin’s, to bridge, in the county of Chenango, by New Hard
From Utica, in the county of Oneida, to BaioPalmyra. From Bethel, by Gilead, Shelburne, Durand, ford, Paris Furnace, Bridgewater, Brookfield,
, Kilkenney, and 'Jefferson, to Lancaster, in New Columbus, New Berlin, Norwich, and Guilford, Hampshire.
From Lisle in the county of Broome, through
the towns of Berkshire and Carolina, in New Hampshire.-From Concord, in Rock- quehanna, and Bath turnpike road, to Ithica, in ingham county, by the McCrillis tavern, in Can- the county of Tompkins. terbury, Northfield meeting-house, Sanbornton, From Manlius, by Oran, Delhi, Fabius, PomSmith's village on the turnpike, across the river
and thence to Manlius. near Pine Hill, and Bridgewater, to Plymouth. From Smith's village on the turnpike, by New thence to Rochester, upon and near the Great
From Utica, by Rome, to Montezuma, and Hamptom meeting-house, and the paper mill in Canal. Holderness, to Plymouth. From Concord, by Loscowan, Salisbury village, Cambridge, Easton, and Greenwich, to Saratoga
From Bennington, Vermont, by White Creek, Andover, New Chester, Bristol, and the Mayhew Springs, New York. turnpike, to Rumney: From Rochester, by Chesnut Hill, in Farm- Underwood's, in Litchfield, to Utica.
From Richfield, by Peltries, in Columbia, by ington, to Middleton. From the post route from Centre Harbor to to Herkimer.
From Peltries, in Columbia, by Elie Palmer's, Plymouth, and the post route from Portsmouth, by Meredith, and New Hampton, to Plymouth, Bush, Middleville, Newport, Naham Daniel's
From Little Falls, Herkimer county, by Eaton's shall be by the post office in Holderness.
Russia post office, to Trenton, with a side mail In Massachusetts:--- From Greenfield, by Ber- from Middleville to Fairfield post office. nardstown, Northfield, Warwick, Orange, New From Canandaigua, in the State of New York,
on the Sus
Public Acts of Congress. by Manchester, to Palmyra; from thence by
That the mail route from Wheeling pass by South Williamson and Williamson, to Pultney- Sisterville and the mouth of Fishing creek. ville.
That the mail route from Warm springs, in In New Jersey.-From Chester to Flanders. Bath county, by Anthony's creek, to Lewisburg, , From Liberty Corner to Somerville.
shall, in returning, pass by Frankford, Locust From Trenton, by Croswick's tavern, Rickle's creek, Barnes's mill, Cackley's, Bradshaw's, and town, Julius, and Arny's, to New Egypt. Gatewood, to the Warm Springs.
In Pennsylvania.–From Easton, by Stocker- In North Carolina.--From Salisbury to Fayettetown, to Roscommon.
ville. From Chester, by Village Green, Wilcoxe's From Wilkesborough, by Mock's Old Fields, mills, Concord meeting-house, and Dilworthtown, Salisbury, Skeen's ferry, Lawrenceville, Wadesto West Chester.
borough, and Sneedsborough, to Cheraw, formerly From Clark's Ferry, by Landisburg, Doug- Chatham, in South Carolina. lass's mills, and Concord, to Fannellsburg. From Charlotte, by Chester courthouse, and
From Somerset, by Connelsville, Union, Smith- Newberry courthouse, to Edgefield courthouse, in field, Germantown, and Geneva, to Morgantown, South Carolina. in Virginia.
That the mail route from Fayetteville to WilFrom Hanover, by Berlin, to Dillstown. mington pass by David Wright's store, in Duplin From Lambpeter square to Cochransville. county.
From Gettysburg, by Petersburg, and Dillstown, From Salisbury, by Fulton, to Huntsville. to Harrisburg.
In South Carolina.-From Columbia, by Ashville From Berwick, on the Tioga and Susquehanna and Warm Springs, in North Carolina, to Lexturnpike, to Meansville.
ington, in Kentucky: From Lancaster, by New London cross roads, From Coosawatchie, by Robertsville and King Newark, and Christiana bridge, to New Castle, in creek, to Augusta. Delaware.
In Georgia. From Monticello, by Monroe, in From Gettysburg, by Lughtersburg, to Hagers- Walton county, and Lawrenceville, in Gwinnet town, Maryland.
county, to Hall courthouse. From Leditz, in Lancaster county, by Eliza- From Jefferson to Fairfield, in Camden county. beth furnace and Shuefferston, to Lebanon. From Beavertown, Jeffriestown and Nobles- Rabun courthouse.
From Carnesville, by Habersham courthouse, to town, to Cannonsburg.
From Powelton, in Hancock county, by GreensIn Delaware.From Milford to the village of borough, to Madison, in Morgan county. Milton, a new route.
From Carnesville, by Bushville, to Hall courtIn Maryland.—That the mail route from Easton
house. to Princess Anne shall pass over Dover Bridge, and
In Kentucky.--From Franklin to Nashville, in by New Market and Cambridge; the route from
Tennessee. Easton, by the Trappe, to Cambridge, shall never
From Eddyville, by Iron Banks, to New Madrid, theless be continued.
in Missouri. From Easton to the Trappe, in Talbot county. Sticello shall pass by Robert Poage's in Stockton's
That the post route from Burkesville to MonFrom Harford to Michael's store.
In Virginia.-From Kingwood, by Crab Or- Valley. chard, Hagan's store, to Smithfield, in Pennsyl- shall pass by Edmonton, in Barren county.
That the post route from Columbia to Glasgow vania. From Lewis courthouse, by French Creek set
From Scottsville to Cairo, in Tennessee. tlement, Flatwood's, and Elk river, to Nicholas
From Falmouth, in Pendleton county, passing courthouse.
the three forks of Grassy creek and Gains's, to BurFrom Woodring's mill, in Preston county, by lington, in Boone county. Goff's ferry, on Cheat river, to Leading creek, in
From Bowling Green, by Litchfield and HarRandolph county:
dingsburg, to Corydon, in Indiana. From the mouth of Fishing creek, on the Ohio,
In Tennessee.-From Clinton to Burkesville, in river, by Buffalo, Barnes's mills, Pritchett's set- Kentucky. ilement, and Smithfield, to Kingwood.
From Washington, in Rher county, by HamilFrom Springfield to Romney, in Hampshire ton courthouse and the new turnpike road, to Morcounty.
gantown, at the mouth of Sequatchee, by Marion From Morgantown, by Jackson's iron works, courthouse and Jackson courthouse, to Huntsville, Carlisle's furnace, to Sandy creek glades. in Alabama
From Charlottesville, by Warren, to Bucking- From McMinville, by Shelby, to Columbia. ham courthouse.
From Sparta, by Cookeville, Gainesborough, From Culpeper courthouse, by State mills, to and Meigsville, to Tompkinsville, in Kentucky. Woodville.
From Kingston, by Washington, to Huntsville, From Staunton, by Little river, to the Panther in Alabama. Gap.
That the route from Springfield to Russelville, From Jacksonville, in Wood county, by Mur- in Kentucky, shall pass Fort's mills, on Red river. phy's settlement, to Lewis courthouse.
From Murfreesborough to Statesville. 16th Con. 21 Sess.-58