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.Abatement of Suits and Process,
judgments in, not matter of error, i. 84,85.
in cases of death of parties, i. 90,
proceedings on death of parties, i. 90.
matters in, amendable, i. 91.
of suits by certain corporations, on their
dissolution, iii. 621; v. 211,321, 677.
.Abduction, -
of free negroes, in Dist. of Col., iv. 450.
.Accessories to Offences. See Post-Office.
before the fact, i. 114; iv. 109.
after the fact, i. 114, 116; iv. 114.
.Accounts, public, Regulation and Settlement of,
between the states and U. S., i. 49, 178,
229, 324, 371,409, 616.
for provisions respecting particular states,
see those states.
between U.S. and private persons gener-
ally, i. 441, 512; ii. 535, 817; iii. 366,
487, 567, 592, 688, 695, 723, 770; iv.
246; v. 31.
treasury warrants of distress, iii. 592.
treasury transcripts, i. 512; iii. 367.
executions in favor of U. S. to run out of
the state where issued, i. 515.
no advance money to be paid, iii. 723.
no money to be paid to any one in arrears,
iv. 246; v. 31.
of officers of customs, iii. 695, 696.
of officers of mint, i. 247; iv. 775; v. 136.
of receivers of public money, ii. 817. -
of postmasters, iv. 102, 112; v. 81.
of marshals, district attorneys, and clerks
in prize causes, iii. 287, 288.
in what manner kept, i. 250, 251,281.
of public debtors and agents, i. 512; ii. 535,
817; iii. 366,592, 723, 770,771.
to be settled at treasury, iii. 366.
revolutionary, time limited for presentment
of, i. 245, 580.
of navy pension fund, i. 716; ii. 53; iii.
287, 288; iv. 572, 714; v. 180.
of army and navy agents, ii. 535, 818; iv.
360, 569, 572, 780; v. 117.
limitation of See Limitation.
dccountant in departments,
office established, i. 280, 610; iii. 288.
office abolished, iii. 366

.Acts of State Legislatures,
how authenticated, i. 122; ii. 298.
of territories, how authenticated, i. 122.
of courts and judicial proceedings, how
authenticated, i. 122.
.Adams, John,
privilege of franking to, ii. 102.
.Adjournment of Courts,
of supreme court for want of a quorum, i
76; iv. 332.
of circuit courts, i. 76, 369; v. 314, 392.
of district courts for inability of judge, i.
76; ii. 291.
in case of contagious sickness, i. 621.
in Dist. of Col., iv. 94.
.Adjutant-General. See Army.
of militia. See Militia.
clerks in his office, v. 26.
.Administration,
by consuls of effects of citizens dying
abroad, i. 255.
.Administrators and Executors,
how made parties to suits, i. 90.
entry of goods by, iii. 734.
may sue in the Dist. of Col. without taking
out letters there, ii. 758.
.Admiralty Causes,
jurisdiction of district courts, i. 76, 77.
trials in, how, i. 77.
seizures, what within, i. 77.
appeals in, to circuit court, i. 79, 84; ii.

to supreme court, i. 77, 78; ii. 244.
in case of capture, i. 77,384; iii. 449.
in cases of prize and prize accounts, iii.
288.
judges may take bail and do other acts in
vacation, iv. 503.
.Advance of public money,
prohibited except in special cases, iii. 723.
.Ad Valorem Duties. See Duties.
.Affidarits. See Depositions.
of surveyors, taken by clerk of court, i.
278.
commissioners for taking, ii. 679; iii. 350.
.Affirmations,
in what cases allowed instead of oaths, i.
289, 306,554, 561 ; iii. 345.

at custom-house, i. 699.
perjury in, i. 116,695. See Perjury.
..Agents, Public. See Accounts.
accounts, how settled, i. 441; ii. 535, 817;
iii. 366,487, 567, 688, 695, 723,770; iv.
246 ; v. 31.
in army and navy, to give bonds, ii. 136,
536.
of treasury, appointment and duties, iii. 592.
Indian. See Indian Affairs. *
military, appointment and duties, ii. 135,
136; v. 117.
Aid-de-Camp. See Army, p. 806.
.Alabama, Territory of,
establishment and government of, iii. 371,
4.17,468.
.Alabama, State of,
establishment of, iii. 489, 564.
district court established in, iii. 564.
admission into the Union, iii. 608.
representation in Congress, iii. 492; iv.
516; v. 491.
acts of, assented, iv. 23, 308.
marshal for northern district, iv. 399.
compact between Alabama and Mississippi,
v. 116, 727.
boundaries of, iii. 489; iv. 479.
payment to, v. 506, 606.
lands in. See Lands, Public,
.Ale,
importation of, regulated, i. 262, 701.
.Alexandria City,
charter, ii. 255; iv. 76, 77, 162; v. 599.
authorized to cut a canal, ii. 752.
authorized to subscribe to any improvement
sanctioned by Congress, iv. 164.
subscription to Chesapeake and Ohio Canal,
iv. 294; v. 31.
inspection, iv. 44, 519.
bills issued by, iv. 742.
See District of Columbia.
.Alexandria County,
established, ii. 105.
county rates, iv. 43.
real estate in, subject to debts, ii. 756.
levy court of, iv. 43. -
inspection of flour in, iv. 44.
See District of Columbia.
.Alexandria Canal Co.,
amendment of charter, v. 674.
appropriation for, v. 190.
.Alexandria and Leesburg Turnpike Co.,
charter of, iii. 5.
.ilgerines,
act to protect commerce against, iii. 230.
.Algiers,
consul at, i. 533.
.Aliens. See Naturalization. -
suit by and against, i. 78, 79, 80.
.Alien Enemies,
removal and restraint of, i. 577; ii. 781.
...Allotment of Circuits by Judges,
of supreme court, i. 253, 333; ii. 157, 158,
244, 471; v. 178, 507.
Aftering Public Documents. See Forgery.
Ambassadors. See Ministers, Public.
suits by and against, i. 18, 80.
writs against, illegal, i. 117, 118.
assault, &c., on, punished, i. 118.
Amendment by Courts,
of process and pleadings, i. 91.
American Antiquarian Society,
pub. doc. to be presented to, iii. 248.

...Annual Reports. See Departments.
..Apparel and Baggage,
exempt from duties, i. 661; v. 560.
..Appeals,
from district to circuit court, i. 79, 83, 84;
ii. 244; v. 539.
from a district court to a circuit court of
another district, iii. 462; v. 177, 210.
from a district court sitting as a circuit
court to supreme court, i. 77, 78; iii.
598; iv. 192; v. 504.
from circuit courts to supreme court, i. 84,
85; ii. 244; iii. 481, 482; v. 539.
from courts of District of Columbia. See
District of Columbia, III.
when new evidence admitted on appeals,
ii. 244.
from territorial courts; in Florida, iv. 46.
Arkansas, iv. 262.
in case of applications for patents, i. 322,
323; v. 120, 354.
in case of adjudications upon land claims,
iv. 53, 285, 401.
in case of custom-house appraisements, iv.
409; v. 564.
.Apothecary-General and Assistants,
appointment and duties, iii.570, 582.
See Army.

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special acts on the admission of different
states, i. 191, 492; ii. 175, 703; iii. 290.
349, 430, 492, 555, 645; v. 50, 51,743.
provisions of the constitution respecting,
i. 10.
..Appraisement and Appraisers,
general appointment and duties of apprais-
ers, iii. 434, 734, 735, 736.
where ad valorem duty, appraisement to be
made by whom and how, iv. 274, 409,
591; v. 563, 564, 566.
secretary of treasury to establish rules of
appraisement, iv. 411, 592.
reappraisement, when, iv. 409.
rule as to average value, iv. 409, 593.
appeal to the collector, iv. 409; v. 564.
power of appraisers, iv. 592.
ad valorem duties, how estimated, iv. 593.
duties to be assessed on value of goods at
port of entry, iv. 630.
in cases of damaged goods, i. 665; iii. 437,
737,
of goods, &c. seized, i. 395.695, 696.
of goods taken in execution, i. 335.
Appropriations, -
for army and for military academy. See
.Army, p. 901. West Point.
for navy. See Yary.
for fortifications, pensions, and Indian af-
fairs, (except when included in a general
appropriation bill.) See Fortifications,
- § Pensions, p. 943. Indian Affairs,
p. 927.
for internal improvements. See Roads and
Canals, p. 947. Navigation, p. 939. Cum-
berland Road, p. 917. Ports and Harbors,
p. 944. -
for the public buildings. See Public Build-
ings.
for lighthouses, beacons, &c. See Light-
houses.

general and special civil and diplomatic

appropriation bills; Vol. i. in 1789, 95;

1790, 104, 185; 1791, 190, 214; 1792,
226,284; 1793, 325, 339; 1794, 342,394;
1795, 405, 438; 1796, 445,459, 492, 493;
1797, 498, 516, 534, 551; 1798, 542, 609,
611; 1799, 717, 723.
Vol. ii.; in 1800,62,83; 1801, 117, 131,
147; 1802, 148,184, 192; 1803, 202, 210;
1804, 264,273, 307; 1805, 307, 316; 1806,
384, 389; 1807, 432; 1808, 462,468,491;
1809,520,552; 1810, 557,569; 1811,614,
643; 1812, 686, 734; 1813, 791, 823.
Vol. iii.; in 1813, 81; 1814, 93, 106,
139, 152; 1815, 206, 235; 1816, 277,340;
1817, 352, 393; 1818, 418; 1819, 496;
1820, 555, 601; 1821, 628; 1822, 668;
1823, 721, 757.
Vol. iv.; in 1824, 3, 11, 79; 1825, 79,
85, 102,124, 137; 1826, 137, 142,154,158,
162; 1827, 208; 1828, 246,247,297, 302;
1829,323,336; 1830,377,427; 1831,435,
452; 1832, 506, 580, 599, 609; 1833, 609,
619; 1834, 672, 689; 1835, 760.
Vol. v.; in 1836, 2,62, 112 ; 1837, 163,
207; 1838, 216, 264,312; 1839, 312, 318,
339; 1840, 367, 371,410; 1841, 410, 421,
437, 451, 461, 469; 1842, 469, 470, 475,
498, 528, 537, 545, 546, 579, 585, 586;
1843, 598,601, 630; 1844, 651, 663, 668,
669,681; 1845, 739, 752.
unexpended appropriations to be carried to
the surplus fund, i. 437; iii. 568.
transfer of, ii. 535; iii. 568; v. 223, 380,
533, 597, 645, 678.
money not to be paid to any one in arrears,
iii. 763; iv. 246.
for mission to Panama, iv.158.
in what currency to be paid, iv. 699, 771.
estimates for, iii. 568; v. 80, 525, 526, 537,
693.
title of appropriation bills, v. 537.
fiscal year changed, v. 537.
$150,000.00 to be appropriated annually for
surveys, v. 454.
Arbitrators,
in patent cases, i. 322, 323.
Arkansas,
for provisions as to lands in.
Public.
1.) Territory of,
establishment and government of, iii. 493,
565; iv. 332, 401.
western boundary fixed, iv. 40.
** of learning in, iii. 407; iv. 235,
1.
road in. See Roads.
provisions as to courts, iii. 495; iv. 52,261,
262,399, 473, 506.
boundary line between Arkansas and Lou-
isiana, iv. 276.
compensation of governor, members of le.
gislature, &c., iii. 495; iv. 303, 506.
certain acts of the governor, James Miller,
confirmed, iv. 18.
certain acts of the
confirmed, v. 208.

See Lands,

governor, John Pope,

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Property,
right of #. people to keep and bear, i. 21.
..?rms and .dmmunition,
temporary non-exportation of, i. 369, 444,
520, 549.
supply to militia, i. 576; ii. 490; iii. 320.
appropriation for, ii. 473, 490; iii. 320.
..Armed Merchant Ships,
regulations of, ii. 342; iii. 450.
captures by, iii. 513.
.Army,
former establishment recognized and adapt-
ed to the constitution, i. 95.
obsolete general acts, i. 119, 222, 241,246,
279,366,390,430, 483,507,552, 557, 567,
725,749; ii. 7,38, 85,206,290, 669,696,
735,742,764,788,791,794,801, 804, 819;
iii. 3, 34, 39, 74, 96, 113, 128, 146.
provisional and temporary, i. 558, 569; ii.
419,481, 670, 671, 695, 704, 784.
acts for regulation of, i. 279,749; ii. 132,
536,735,816; iii. 113, 203, 460, 568, 615,
721; v. 256, 308.
peace establishment, (present,) ii. 132,290,
481; iii. 113, 297,426,427,460,614,686;
v. 256, 308, 512, 654.
rules and articles for government of, ii. 359;
iv. 417.
Scott's general regulation for, iii. 616, 686.
act of 1838 to increase the military establish-
ment, v. 256.
act of 1842 to reduce the military establish-
ment, v. 512, 654.
additional paymasters may be appointed, v.
117,259.
office of commissary-general of purchases
abolished, v. 513.
who may be enlisted, ii. 135,792, 795; iii.
146; iv. 647; v. 260.
bounty to recruits, ii. 135, 788, 792; iii. 3.
mileage on discharge, ii. 135.
flogging abolished, ii. 735.
equivalent for forage, iii. 34.
supplies for, iii. 427; iv. 780. -
may be employed to enforce the neutrality
acts, v. 214.
officers not to be employed in civil works
of internal improvements, v. 260.
pay and rations, i. 96, 119, 222, 241, 366,
300, 721; ii. 132,481,671, 718, 735,781,
819; iii. 112, 128, 297,423, 459, 488; iv.
227,647; v. 256, 308, 513.
pay of brevet officers, iii. 427; v. 352.
assignment of pay in, void, i. 280

exemptions from arrest for debts, i. 751; ii.
136, 137,674, 788.
forage of officers, iii. 34, 299.
pay on fatigue duty, iii. 488.
staff in, i. 721 ; ii. 819; iii. 297,426.
engineers' and artillerists' department--
obsolete acts,) i. 366, 552; ii. 206; iii.
342; iv. 607; — (acts in force,) ii. 133,
137, 720; iii. 614; v. 256, 308.
ordnance department in, ii. 732; iii. 115,
203, 299, 615; iv. 504; v. 258,513.
quartermaster's department—
obsolete regulations, ii. 674; iii. 297.
regulations in force, iii. 426,615; iv. 173,
v. 257.
commissary department, iii. 299, 427, 582,
- 615; iv. 360, 780.
medical department, i. 721; ii. 132; iii.
570, 615; iv. 550,714.
pensions to invalids and widows.
Pensions.
to suppress insurrections, and enforce laws,
i. 384; ii. 443; iii. 200, 449; iv. 634.
adjustment of arrears of pay, iii. 460.
mode of supply, iv. 360, 780.
deserters in time of peace, how punished,
iv. 418, 648.
number and pay of surgeons and assistant
surgeons increased, iv. 550, 714; v. 117,
260, 513.
term of enlistment and pay, iv. 647.
defence of frontiers provided for, iv. 652,
v. 258.
pay of volunteer and militia corps in the
service, v. 259.
president may accept service of volunteers
and raise additional regiment of mounted
dragoons, v. 32.
additional paymasters to be appointed, v.
117.
president may appoint assistant adjutant-
general, v. 257.
commissariat of subsistence, v. 258.
chaplain and schoolmaster at posts, v. 259.
professor of chemistry, &c., v. 259.
reward for reenlistment, v. 260.
organization of companies, v. 512.
appropriations for the military service;
Vol. i. in 1789, 95; 1790, 104,185; 1791,
224, 228; 1793, 328; 1794, 346, 404;
1795, 438; 1796, 450, 493; 1797, 508;
1798, 563, 575,609; 1799,741.
Vol. ii. in 1800, 66; 1801, 108; 1802,
131, 183; 1803, 227; 1804, 249; 1805,
315; 1806, 408; 1807, 412; 1808, 470,
473, 497; 1809, 545; 1810, 563; 1811,
615; 1812, 674, 678,682, 683, 781, 787;
1813, 822.
Vol. iii. in 1814, 104, 152; 1815, 222,
251; 1816, 257, 330; 1817, 345, 378;
1818, 405, 407, 463, 478; 1819, 480;
1820, 539, 562; 1821, 612, 633; 1822,
- 652, 686; 1823, 748, 749. -
Vol. iv. in 1824, 8,36; 1825, 82; 1826,
150; 1827, 214; 1828, 257, 314; 1829,
348,355; 1830,374,397,424; 1831,465;
1832, 501, 532, 594; 1833, 641, 642;
1834, 673; 1835, 746, 747.
Vol. v. in 1836, 1, 6, 8, 17, 29, 33, 65;
1837, 135,148, 152, 205; 1838, 209, 224,
241; 1839,351,356,357, 359; 1840, 404;
1841, 433, 458; 1842, 508, 522; 1843,
604; 1844, 678,696; 1845, 745, 800.

See

all appropriations for the army limited to
two years, i. 14.
.Arraignment,
of offenders, i. 118, 119; iv. 118, 777.
.árrears. See Accounts, Public.
of pay in the war of 1812, iii. 460.
.Arrest,
exemption of soldiers from, i. 751; ii. 136,
137, 674, 788.
in civil cases, i. 79; v. 321.
removal of persons from one district to
another, i. 91.
in criminal cases, i. 91.
bail, when admitted on, i. 91.
exemption of seamen and marines from, in
public service, i. 596.
exemption of artificers in public service
from, ii. 62.
in District of Columbia.
Columbia. -
..?rsenals and Armories,
establishment and regulation of, i. 352,555; o
ii. 61, 490; iii. 204, 205; v. 260, 512, 513.
on western waters, ii. 241; iii. 788.
in Georgia, iv. 178.
at St. Louis, (Missouri,) iv. 179.
at Augusta, (Maine,) iv. 241.
on Mobile or Pensacola Bay, iv. 304.
at Springfield, (Mass.,) iv. 424; v. 17, 260,
512,719.
near Fayetteville, (N.C.,) v. 47.
at Charleston, (S. C.,) v. 66.
office of superintendent abolished, v. 512.
at Harper's Ferry, iv. 680; v. 260,512,720
..?rson,
in forts, navy-yards, &c., iv. 115.
in the District of Columbia, iv. 448.
..?rtificers,
corps of, established, (obsolete,) ii. 710.
in public service, offences of, ii. 61, 62.
enticement of, ii. 61, 62.
..Artillerists. See Army.
.Assaults,
felonious, iv. 121, 122.
on ambassadors, i. 118.
on mail carriers, iv. 108.
in District of Columbia, iv. 448.
Assays, -
annual, of foreign coins, iii. 779; iv. 681,
700. See Mint.
Assent of Congress,
to acts of states.

See District of

See those states respec-

tively.
..?ssessment,
of damages in actions on bonds, &c., i. 87
of taxes. See Tar.

.4ssignees of Choses in Actions,
in what cases may sue in courts of United
States, i. 79.
in cases of insolvency, priority to United
States, i. 263, 515, 676.
..?ssignment, -
of pension, invalid, i. 245; ii. 377; iii. 411;
iv. 270, 530; v. 128, 303.
of rights under act for armed occupation
of Florida, invalid, v. 503.
of certificates of locations for military ser
vices, invalid, ii. 729; v. 497.
of certificates of purchase of land author-
ized, iv. 496.
of pay of soldiers, invalid, i. 280.
.Attachment,
of goods, i. 87,276.

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Babbitt's Anti-attrition Metal,
purchase of, v. 547.

Baggage,
exemption from duty, i. 661; v. 560.

Bail,
in criminal cases, i. 91, 334.
in civil cases, i. 278.
surrenders by, i. 727. -
in suits for duties and penalties, i. 676.
by whom taken, i.278,334; ii. 679; iii. 350.
by clerks, i. 278.
by commissioners, i. 334; ii. 679; iii. 350.
by judges, i. 91, 334.
for good behavior, i. 609; v. 214.
excessive, not to be required, i. 21.
discharged in cases removed from state

courts, i. 79.

under neutrality acts, v. 214.
inois of Columbia. See that title, p.

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Bank of Potomac, (D.C.) ii. 633; iii.570, 620;
v. 1, 69,232, 449.
Bank of the United States,
first bank, i. 191,196,573; ii. 274,423,695.
second bank, charter of, iii.269, 508; v. 48.
frauds on, punished, iii. 275,276, 508.
loan office, duties by, iii. 361; v. 8, 9.
bribery of president and directors, iii. 508.
frauds in elections punished, iii. 508.
forgery of notes of, iii. 275.
false plates of bills of, iii. 276.
laws authorizing the U. S. Bank to pay
pensions repealed, v. 16.
notes of, receivable by U. S. iii. 274. Re-
pealed, v. 48.
secretary of the treasury to act as agent
of the U. S. in regard to property in the
bank, v. 56.
directors of the bank to furnish statements
to him, v. 56.
secretary of the treasury authorized to
settle for U. S. stock in, v. 200.
suits by, not to abate on expiration of
charter, v. 211.
sale of two bonds of, authorized, v. 296. ,
Bank of Washington, ii. 625; iii.570,618; v. 1,
69,232, 449.
Bankruptcy,
power to pass bankrupt laws, i. 13.
first bankrupt act, ii. 19, 92, 164. Re-
pealed, ii. 248.
bankrupt act of 1841, v. 440. Repealed,
v. 614.
Banks,
charters of, in District of Columbia.
that title, II.
no act of any territory incorporating banks,
to go into effect until approved by Con-
gress, v. 61.
issue of bills after expiration of charter
forbidden, v. 297.
Barbary Powers,
consuls to, i. 256.
acts for protection against, ii. 129, 291,391.
consuls to, ii. 608. See Mediterranean
Passport.
Barges, Public,
to be built, iii. 3.
Beacons. See Buoys.
Beer, Porter, and Ale,
importation of, regulated, i. 701
Bell, Wm. H., -
purchase of his patents, v. 126.
Benefit of clergy,
not allowed, i. 119.
Biddle, Captain James, -
reward and medal for capture of the Pen-
guin, iii. 254, 341.
Bill of Rights, i. 21.
Bills of Banks,
issue of, after expiration of charter, forbid-
den, v. 297.
when receivable for public dues, v. 9,440,

See

v. Bills of Credit,

issue of by states, prohibited, i. 15.
Bills of Exchange,
when suable in courts of U. S., i. 79.
Blakely, Captain Johnston, -
medal to, iii. 246.
loss of, at sea, iii. 295.
Blue-Book,
register of office-holders to be published,
iii. 342; iv. 608.

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