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ACTS OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS or wuz UNITED STATES, Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the district if Columbia, on Monday, the 2d day qf December, 1844, and cnde the 3d day of .March, 1845. Jomv TYLER, President of the United States. WILLIE P. MANGUM, President of the Senate, pro tcmpotc. Jour: W. Joums, Speaker of the House of Representatives. STATUTE II. Gun. I.—.8n Aot to establish zz uniform timcfor holding elcctiomfar electors of Jan. 23, 1845. President and Vice President in alllhc States of the Un£0n.(a) —""""""" Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.s·cntative.s of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the electors of Presi·· Elecfivn d¤7 dent and Vice President shall be appointed in each State on the Tues- E"°d' day next aiicr the first Monday in the month of November of the year in which they are to be appointed: Provided, That each State may by law provide for the filling of any vacancy or vacancies which may occur v,¤m°;“_ in its college of electors when such college meets to give its electoral vote: And provided, also, when any State shall have held an election I¤ M50 ofM for the purpose of choosing electors, and shall fail to make a choice on °l°°"°“‘ the day aforesaid, then the electors may be appointed on a subsequent day in such manner as the State shall by law provide. · Approved, January 23, 1845. """- Sa·nm·z II. Cmp. II.-Jln Act to correct a clerical error in the act au lcmentary to an ud lo regu/ate arrests on meme process in the District of Coluqbia, and to amend flac title lhereq/I Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the _ United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled dg°;;:§;‘°“ °f "An act supplementary to an act entitled ‘ An act to regulate arrests Ac; of jun., on mesnc process in the District of Columbiaf " approved J unc seven- 1`7· 1844. ¤h· teenth, eighteen hundred and forty-four, be corrected, so as to insert, m0' between the words “ and" and “ in/’ in the sixth line, the words " iu cases where the principal of the debt cxcccds that amount, no person shall be imprisoned as aforesaid, except/’ Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the tide of the said act be Tim amended. amended by adding the words: " and to abolish imprisonment for debt in the District of Columbia, except in cases of fraud." Suc. 3. And be it futher enacted, That nothing in the said act pass- (a) Election of President and Vice President of the United States: _ __ Consrirurion of the United States, nrt. 2, sec. 1,v01.1, 15, 16. Twelfth amendment to the consututxon of the United States, vol. 1, 22. _ . An ac: relmive ro uhe election nf n President and Vice President of the United $I8Y€I,l.¥|d glaclunng the cfHccr who shall act as President in case of vacancies in the 06icc of both Prcmdent and Vxcc Presudent; March 1, 1792, chap, 8. _ , . _ An act supplementary no tha act entitled "An act relative to the elccmm of a President and Vxcq Prg sndent of the United States, and declaring the officer who shall act as President, m case of vacancnes m the offics of both President and Vice President; March 26, 1804, chap. 50. Von. V.—91 3 L (721)