ACTS OF THE SIXTH CONGRESS
Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the seventeenth day of November, 1800, and ended on the third day of March, 1801.
John Adams, President; Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; James Hillhouse, President of the Senate pro tempore, from the 2d of March, 1801; Theodore Sedgwick, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Privilege of franking letters to the delegate from the territory northwest of the river Ohio.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the present delegate to Congress from the territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio, and every future delegate from the said territory, shall be entitled to the privilege of sending and receiving letters, free of postage, on the same terms, and under the same restrictions, as are provided for the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States by the act intituled “An act to establish the post-office of the United States.”Vol. i. 733.
Delegate to receive letters free of postage.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the present delegate from the aforesaid territory be authorized to receive, free of postage, under the said restrictions, any letters directed to him, and which shall have arrived at the seat of government, prior to the passage of this act.
Compensation to delegate from the territory.
1796, ch. 3Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said delegate, and every future delegate from the territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio, shall receive for his travelling expenses and attendance in Congress, the same compensation as is, or may be allowed by law, to the members of the House of Representatives of the United States; to be certified and paid in the same manner.
Approved, December 15, 1800.
Lighthouse to be erected on Cape Poge.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to cause a sufficient lighthouse to be erected on Cape Poge (so called) on Martha’s Vineyard, in the state of Massachusetts, and to appoint a keeper, and otherwise to provide for support of such lighthouse at the expense of the United States: Provided, that sufficient land for the accommodation of such lighthouse, together with the jurisdiction thereof, shall be duly and legally granted to, and vested in the United States.Appropriation.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted,