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Session 1 (1789)

Chapter 1 An Act to regulate the Time and Manner of administering certain Oaths. June 1, 1789 PDF, 220KB
Chapter 2 An Act for laying a Duty on Goods, Wares, and Merchandises imported into the United States. July 4, 1789 PDF, 309KB
Chapter 3 An Act Imposing Duties on Tonnage. July 20, 1789 PDF, 201KB
Chapter 4 An Act for Establishing an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of Foreign Affairs. July 27, 1789 PDF, 203KB
Chapter 5 An Act to regulate the Collection of Duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on good, wares and merchandises imported to the United States. July 31, 1789  PDF, 1.78MB
Chapter 6 An Act for settling the Accounts between the United States and individual States. August 5, 1789 PDF, 103KB
Chapter 7 An Act to establish an Executive Department to be denominated the Department of War. August 7, 1798 PDF, 192KB
Chapter 8 An Act to provide for the Government of the Territory Northwest of the river Ohio. August 7, 1798 PDF, 443KB
Chapter 9 An Act for the establishment and support of Lighthouses, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers. August 7, 1798 PDF, 190KB
Chapter 10 An Act providing for the Expenses which may attend Negotiations or Treaties with the Indian Tribes, and the appointment of Commissioners for managing the same. August 20, 1789 PDF, 177KB
Chapter 11 An Act for Registering and Clearing Vessels, Regulating the Coasting Trade, and for other purposes. September 1, 1789 PDF, 965KB
Chapter 12 An Act to establish the Treasury Department. September 2, 1789 PDF, 283KB
Chapter 13 An Act for establishing the Salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their Assistants and Clerks. September 11, 1789 PDF, 194KB
Chapter 14 An Act to provide for the safe-keeping of the Acts, Records and Seal of the United States, and for other purposes. September 15, 1789 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 15 An Act to suspend part of an Act, intituled "An Act to regulate the collection of the Duties imposed by Law on the Tonnage of Ships or Vessels, and on Goods, Wares, and Merchandises, imported into the United States," and for other purposes. September 16, 1789 PDF, 188KB
Chapter 16 An Act for the temporary establishment of the Post-Office. September 22, 1789 PDF, 106KB
Chapter 17 An Act for allowing Compensation to the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, and to the Officers of both Houses. September 22, 1789 PDF, 278KB
Chapter 18 An Act for allowing certain Compensation to the Judges of the Supreme and other Courts, and the Attorney General of the United States. September 23, 1789 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 19 An Act for allowing a Compensation in the President and Vice President of the United States. September 24, 1789 PDF, 199KB
Chapter 20 An Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States. September 24, 1789 PDF, 2.05MB
Chapter 21 An Act to regulate Processes in the Courts of the United States. September 29, 1789 PDF, 203KB
Chapter 22 An Act to explain and amend an Act, intituled "An Act for registering and clearing Vessels, regulating the Coasting Trade, and for other purposes." September 29, 1789 PDF, 185KB
Chapter 23 An Act making Appropriations for the Service of the present year. September 29, 1789 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 24 An Act providing for the payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States. September 29, 1789 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 25 An Act to recognize and adapt to the Constitution of the United States the establishment of the Troops raised under the Resolves of the United States in Congress assembled, and for other purpose therein mentioned. September 29, 1789 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 26 Private law
Chapter 27 An Act to alter the Time for the next Meeting of Congress. September 29, 1789 PDF, 168KB

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Session 2 (1790)

Chapter 1 An Act for giving effect to the several acts therein mentioned, in respect to the state of North Carolina, and other purposes. February 8, 1790 PDF, 262KB
Chapter 2 An Act providing for the enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States. March 1, 1790 PDF, 277KB
Chapter 3 An Act to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization. March 26, 1790 PDF, 193KB
Chapter 4 An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety. March 26, 1790 PDF, 277KB
Chapter 5 An Act to prevent the exportation of goods not duly inspected according to the laws of the several States. April 2, 1790 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 6 An Act to accept a cession of the claims of the state of North Carolina to a certain district of Western territory. April 2, 1790 PDF, 353KB
Chapter 7 An Act to promote the progress of useful Arts. April 10, 1790 PDF, 379KB
Chapter 8 An Act further to suspend part of an act intituled "An act to regulate the collection of the duties imposed by law on the tonnage of ships or vessels, and on goods, wares and merchandises imported into the United States," and to amend the said act. April 15, 1790 PDF, 99KB
Chapter 9 An Act for the Punishment of certain Crimes against the United States. April 30, 1790 PDF, 741KB
Chapter 10 An Act for regulating the Military Establishment of the United States April 30, 1790 PDF, 268KB
Chapter 11 An Act to prescribe the mode in which the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings in each State, shall be authenticated so as take effect in every other State. May 26, 1790 PDF, 109KB
Chapter 12 An Act to provide for mitigating or remitting the forfeitures and penalties accruing under the revenue laws, in certain cases therein mentioned. May 26, 1790 PDF, 192KB
Chapter 13 An Act to continue in force an act passed at the last session of Congress, entituled "An act to regulate processes in the Courts of the United States." May 26, 1790 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 14 An Act for the Government of the Territory of the United States south of the river Ohio.  May 26, 1790 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 15 An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned. Mar 31, 1790 PDF, 272KB
Chapter 16 Private law
Chapter 17 An Act for giving effect to an Act entituled "An Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States," within the State of North Carolina. June 4, 1790 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 18 An Act supplemental to the Act for establishing the Salaries of the Executive Officers of Government, with their assistants and Clerks. June 4, 1790 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 19 An Act for giving effect to the several Acts therein mentioned, in respect to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. June 14, 1790 PDF, 261KB
Chapter 20 Private law
Chapter 21 An Act for giving effect to an act intituled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States," within the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. June 23, 1790 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 22 An Act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations. July 1, 1790 PDF, 173KB
Chapter 23 Private law
Chapter 24 Private law
Chapter 25 An Act for giving effect to an act intituled "An act providing for the enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States," in respect to the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. July 5, 1790 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 26 An Act to authorize the purchase of a tract of land for the use of the United States. July 5, 1790 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 27 An Act further to provide for the Payment of the Invalid Pensioners of the United States. July 16, 1790 PDF, 177KB
Chapter 28 An Act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States. July 16, 1790 PDF, 98KB
Chapter 29 An Act for the government and Regulation of Seamen in the merchants service. July 20, 1790 PDF, 474KB
Chapter 30 An Act imposing duties on the tonnage of ships or vessels.  July 20, 1790 PDF, 187KB
Chapter 31 An Act providing for holding a Treaty or Treaties to establish Peace with certain Indian tribes. July 22, 1790 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 32 An Act to amend the act for the establishment and support of Lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. July 22, 1790 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 33 An Act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes. July 22, 1790 PDF, 182KB
Chapter 34 An Act making provision for the [payment of the] Debt of the United States. August 4, 1790 PDF, 601KB
Chapter 35 An Act to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties imposed by law on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels. August 4, 1790 PDF, 2.88MB
Chapter 36 An Act to continue in force for a limited time, an act intituled "An act for the temporary establishment of the Post-Office." August 4, 1790 PDF, 95KB
Chapter 37 Private law
Chapter 38 An Act to provide more effectually for the settlement of the Accounts between the United States and the individual States. August 5. 1790 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 39 An Act making further provision for the debts of the United States. August 10, 1790 PDF, 281KB
Chapter 40 An Act to enable the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia Line on continental Establishment, to obtain Titles to certain Lands lying northwest of the River Ohio, between the Little Miami and Sciota. August 10, 1790 PDF, 277KB
Chapter 41 An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to finish the Lighthouse on Portland Head, in the District of Maine. August 10, 1790 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 42 An Act to alter the Times for holding the Circuit Courts of the United States in the Districts of South Carolina and Georgia, and providing that the District Court of Pennsylvania shall in future be held at the city of Philadelphia only. August 11, 1790 PDF, 94KB
Chapter 43 An Act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the states of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. August 11, 1790 PDF, 179KB
Chapter 44 Private law
Chapter 45 Private law
Chapter 46 An Act making certain Appropriations therein mentioned. August 12, 1790 PDF, 184KB
Chapter 47 An Act making Provision for the Reduction of the Public Debt. August 12, 1790 PDF, 186KB

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Session 3 (1790-1791)

Chapter 1 An Act supplementary to the act intitled "An act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States." December 27, 1790 PDF, 84KB
Chapter 2 An Act to provide for the unlading of ships or vessels, in cases of obstruction by Ice. January 7, 1791 PDF, 158KB
Chapter 3 An Act to continue an act intituled "An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," so far as the same respects the States of Georgia and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. January 10, 1791 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 4 An Act declaring the consent of Congress, that a new State be formed within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and admitted into this Union, by the name of the State of Kentucky. February 4, 1791 PDF, 88KB
Chapter 5 An Act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the state of Maryland. February 89, 1791 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 6 An Act making appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, and for other purposes. February 11, 1791 PDF, 93KB
Chapter 7 An Act for the admission of the State of Vermont into this Union. February 18, 1791 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 8 An Act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act passed at the first Session of Congress, intituled "An act to regulate processes in the Courts of the United States." February 18, 1791 PDF, 91KB
Chapter 9 An Act regulating the number of Representatives to be chosen by the States of Kentucky and Vermont. February 25, 1791 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 10 An Act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States. February 25, 1791 PDF, 524KB
Chapter 11 An Act supplementary to the act intituled "An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States." March 2, 1791 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 12 An Act giving effect to the laws of the United States within the state of Vermont. March 2, 1791 PDF, 169KB
Chapter 13 An Act to explain and amend an Act intituled "An act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States. March 2, 1791 PDF, 84KB
Chapter 14 An Act fixing the time for the next annual meeting of Congress. March 2, 1791 PDF, 84KB
Chapter 15 An Act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon Spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same. March 3, 1791 PDF, 1.37MB
Chapter 16 An Act making an appropriation for the purpose therein mentioned. March 3, 1791 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 17 An Act to amend "An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States. March 3, 1791 PDF, 180KB
Chapter 18 An Act supplemental to the act "establishing the Treasury Department," and for a further compensation to certain officers. March 3, 1791 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 19 An Act relative to the Rix-Dollar of Denmark. March 3, 1791 PDF, 175KB
Chapter 20 An Act in addition to an act intituled "An act for establishing the salaries of the Executive officers of Government, with their assistants and clerks." March 3, 1791 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 21 An Act for making compensations to the Commissioners of Loans, for extraordinary expenses. March 3, 1791 PDF, 92KB
Chapter 22 An Act providing compensations for the officers of the Judicial Courts of the United States, and for Jurors and Witnesses, and for other purposes. March 3, 1791 PDF, 176KB
Chapter 23 An Act to continue in force for a limited time, an act intituled "An act for the temporary establishment of the Post-Office." March 3, 1791 PDF, 96KB
Chapter 24 An Act to continue in force the act therein mentioned, and to make further provision for the payment of Pensions to Invalids, and for the support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers. March 3, 1791 PDF, 97KB
Chapter 25 An Act supplementary to the act making provision for the reduction of the Public Debt. March 3, 1791 PDF, 181KB
Chapter 26 An Act making farther provision for the collection of the duties by law imposed on Teas, and to prolong the term for the payment of the Duties on Wines. March 3, 1791 PDF, 272KB
Chapter 27 An Act for granting lands to the Inhabitants and settlers at Vincennes and the Illinois country, in the territory northwest of the Ohio, and for confirming them in their possessions. March 3, 1791 PDF, 182KB
Chapter 28 An Act for raising and adding another Regiment to the Military Establishment of the United States, and for making provision for the protection of the frontiers.  March 3, 1791 PDF, 266KB

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