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TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 115. 1836. 55 Secretary of the Treasury, at the close of each quarter, to cause the amounts on deposite in each deposite bank for the quarter, to be examined and ascertained, and to see that all sums of interest accruing under the provisions of this section, are, by the banks respectively passed to the credit of the Treasurer of the United States in his accounts with the respective banks. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That all warrants or orders for Transfers tm. the purpose of transferring the public funds from the banks in which d¤1‘¢¢1‘¢¤i}¤¤¤¤¤¤ they now are, or may hereafter be deposited, to other banks, whether d°°1""d'u°g°l° of ·deposite or not, for the purpose of accommodating the banks to which the transfer may be made, or to sustain their credit, or for any other purpose whatever, except it be to facilitate the public disbursements, and to comply with the provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, prohibited and declared to be illegal; and in cases where transfers shall be required for purposes of equalization under the provisions of this act, in consequence of too great an accumulation of deposites in any bank, such transfers shall be made to the nearest deposite banks which are considered safe and secure, and which can receive the moneys to be transferred under the limitations in this act imposed: Provided, That it may be lawful for the President of the United States to direct transfers of public money to be made from time to time to the mint and branch mints of the United States, for supplying metal for coining. Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the money which shall be The gurplu in the Treasury of the United States, on the first day of January, eighteen l¤ the T¥°¤S°*1_ hundred and thirty-seven, reserving the sum of five millions of dollars, Qgazfssfmxf shall be deposited with such of the several States, in proportion to posited with the their respective representation in the Senate and House of Representa- several SHN95- tives of the United States, as shall, by law, authorize their Treasurers, or other competent authorities to receive the same on the terms hereinafter specified; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall deliver the same to such Treasurers, or other competent authorities, on receiving certificates of deposite therefor, signed by such competent authorities, in such form as may be prescribed by the Secretary aforesaid; which certificates ,8Q°t;’,£gf’t‘ z' shall express the usual and legal obligations, and pledge the faith of the i State, for the safe keeping and repayment thereof, and shall pledge the faith of the States receiving the same, to pay the said moneys, and every part thereof, from time to time, whenever the same shall be required, by the Secretary of the Treasury, for the purpose of defraying any wants of the public treasury, beyond the amount of the five millions aforesaid : Provided, That if any State declines to receive its proportion of the surplus aforesaid, on the terms before named, the same shall be deposited with the other States, agreeing to accept the same on deposite in the proportion aforesaid: And provided further, That when said money, or any part thereof, shall be wanted by the said Secretary, to meet appropriations by law, the same shall be called for, in rateable proportions, within one year, as nearly as conveniently may be, from the different States, with which the same is deposited, and shall not be called for, in sums exceeding ten thousand dollars, from any one State, in any one month, without pr`evious notice of thirty days, for every additional sum of twenty thousand dollars, which may at any time be required. Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the said deposites shall be Rroportiousin made with the said States in the following proportions, and at the fol- gzudgg lowing times, to wit: one quarter part on the first day of January, ¥,,,,d,,_ eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, or as soon thereafter as may be; one quarter part on the first day of April, one quarter part on the first day of July, and one quarter part on the first day of October, all in the same ear. Ssdi 15. And be it further enacted, That to enable the Secretary of ,h§¥,i::r,,’;;l° the Treasury to carry into effect the provisions of this act, he be author-