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or in part, any contract or agreement hereafter to be made or entered into with any officer of the United States, in their behalf, or with any person authorized to make contracts on the part of the United States; and if any member of Congress shall, directly or indirectly, himself, or by any other person whatsoever in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, enter into, accept of, agree for, undertake or execute, any such contract or agreement, in the whole or in part, every member so offending shall, for every such offence, upon conviction thereof before any court of the United States, or of the territories thereof, having cognizance of such offence, be adjudged guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined three thousand dollars; and every such contract or agreement as ,aforesaid shall, moreover, be absolutely void and of no effect: Provided, nevertheless, That in all cases where any sum or sums of money shall have been advanced on the part of the United States, in consideration of any such contract or agreement, the same shall be forth with repaid; and in case of refusal or delay to repay the same, when demanded, by the proper officer of the department under whose authority such contract or agreement shall have been made or entered into, every person so refusing or delaying, together with his surety or sureties, shall be forth with prosecuted at law for the recovery of any such sum or sums of money advanced as aforesaid.

Sec. 2. That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any contract or agreement made, or entered into, or accepted, by any incorporated company, where such contract or agreement shall be made for the general benefit of such incorporation or company; nor to the purchase or sale of bills of exchange, or other property, by any member of Congress, where the same shall be ready for delivery, and for which payment shall be made at the time of making or entering into the contract or agreement.

Sec. 3. That in every such contract or agreement, to be made, or entered into, or accepted, as aforesaid, there shall be inserted an express condition that no member of Congress shall be ad. mitted to any share or part of such contract or agreement, or to any benefit to arise thereupon.

Sec. 4. If any officer of the United States, on bebalf of the United States, shall, directly or indirectly, make or enter into any contract, bargain, or agreement, in writing or otherwise, other than such as are herein excepted, with any member of Congress, such officer so offending, on conviction thereof before any court having jurisdiction thereof, shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and be fined in a sum of three thousand dollars.

Sec. 5. That, from and after the passing of this act, it shall be the duty of the secretary of the treasury, secretary of war, secretary of the navy, and the postmaster-general, annually, to lay before Congress a statement of all the contracts which have been made in their respective departments during the year preceding such report, exhibiting in such statement the name of the contractor, the article or thing contracted for, the place where the article was to be delivered, or the thing performed, the sum to be paid for its performance or delivery, the date and duration of the contract. 1

[Approved, April 21, 1808.]

CHAPTER 55.-Approved, April 23, 1808.-Vol. 2, p. 490.

An Act making provision for arming and equipping the whole body of the Militia of

the United States.

1. The annual sum of $200,000 appropriated to provide arms, &c., for the whole

body of the militia, &c. 3. The arms procured in virtue of this act to be transmitted to the several states and territories, in proportion to the number of effective militia, &c.

That the annual sum of two hundred thousand dollars be, and the same hereby is, appropriated’ for the purpose of providing arms and military equipments for the whole body of the militia of the United States, either by purchase or manufacture, by and on account of the United States.

Sec. 2. That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, authorized to purchase sites for, and erect, such additional arsenals and manufactories of arms as he may deem expedient, under the limitations

1 See res. 53, 12 July, 1862, requiring weekly advertisement of contracts and offers.

2 Out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, by chap. 135, 29 April, 1816.

3 To District of Columbia, by 3 March, 1825, chap. 18, post.

or in part, any contract or agreement hereafter to be made or entered into with any officer of the United States, in their behalf, or with any person authorized to make contracts on the part of the United States; and if any member of Congress shall, directly or indirectly, himself, or by any other person whatsoever in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, enter into, accept of, agree for, undertake or execute, any such contract or agreement, in the whole or in part, every member so offending shall, for every such offence, upon conviction thereof before any court of the United States, or of the territories thereof, having cognizance of such offence, be adjudged guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined three thousand dollars; and every such contract or agreement as aforesaid shall, moreover, be absolutely void and of no effect: Proride, nevertheless, That in all cases where any sum or sums of money shall have been advanced on the part of the United States, in consideration of any such contract or agreement, the same shall be forth with repaid; and in case of refusal or delay to repay the same, when demanded, by the proper officer of the department under whose authority such contract or agreement shall hare been made or entered into, every person so refusing or delaying, together with his surety or sureties, shall be forth with prosecuted at law for the recovery of any such sum or sums of money advanced as aforesaid.

Sec. 2. That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any contract or agreement made, or entered into, or accepted, by any incorporated company, where such contract or agreement shall be made for the general benefit of such incorporation or company; nor to the purchase or sale of bills of exchange, or other property, by any member of Con. gress, where the same shall be ready for delivery, and for which payment shall be made at the time of making or entering into the contract or agreement.

Sec. 3. That in every such contract or agreement, to be made, or entered into, or accepted, as aforesaid, there shall be inserted an express condition that no member of Congress shall be ad. mitted to any share or part of such contract or agreement, or to any benefit to arise thereupon.

Sec. 4. If any officer of the l'nited States, on behalf of the United States, shall, directly or indirectly, make or enter into

any contract, bargain, or agreement, in writing or otherwise,

porr than such as are herein excepted, with any member of Congress, such officer so oflending, on conviction thereof before any court having jurisdiction thereof, shall be deemed and iken to be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and be fined in a 13:n of three thousand dollars.

Si 5. That, from and after the passing of this act, it shall be tice duty of the secretary of the treasury, secretary of war, *Trtary of the navy, and the postmaster-general, annually, to ay before ('ongress a statement of all the contracts which have been made in their respective departments during the year predling such report, exhibiting in such statement the name aof the contractor, the article or thing contracted for, the place

bere the article was to be delivered, or the thing performed, 63 sum to be paid for its performance or delivery, the date and anation of the contract.! (.4; proteid, April 21, 1808.]

(HAPTER 55.-Approved, April 23, 1808.-Vol. 2, p. 490.

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That the annual sumn of two hundred thou and dollars be, and I'm alle hereby is, appropriated for the purpomp of providing

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and restrictions now provided by law: Provided, also. That so much of any law as restricts the number of workmen in the armories of the United States to one hundred men, be, and the same hereby is, repealed.”

Sec. 3. That all the arms procured in virtue of this act shall be transmitted to the several states composing this union, and territories thereof, to each state and territory, respectively, in proportion to the number of the effective militia in each state and territory, and by each state and territory to be distributed to the militia in such state and territory, under such rules and regulations as shall be by law prescribed by the legislature of each state and territory.

[Approved, April 23, 1808.]

CHAPTER 58. — Approved, April 25, 1808.—Vol. 2, p. 496.

An Act concerning invalid pensioners.

3. Secretary of war to place on pension list persons disabled in the Revolution.

4. And those disabled in service. 5. To be paid as prescribed.

SEC. 3. That the secretary at wart be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension list of the United States, all persons who now remain on the pension list of any of the states, and who were placed on the same in consequence of disability occasioned by known wounds received during the revolutionary war, whether such person or persons served in the land or sea service of the forces of the United States, or of any particular state, in the regular corps, or the militia, or as volunteers: Provided, That in no case the pensions allowed to such person or persons shall exceed the sums specified by the sixth section of an act intituled “An act to provide for persons who were disabled by known wounds received in the revolutionary war,” passed the tenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and six: And Provided, That in every case where application shall be made, to have such person or persons plaeed on the pension list of the United States, under this law, satisfac

The 2 April, 1794, chap. 14, ante, and the 7 May, 1800, chap. 46, ante. - See 2 April, 1794, chap. 14, ante. $ According to representation in Congress, by sec. 7, chap. 169, 3 March, 1835. 4 Now of the Interior.

• Chap. 25, ante.

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