United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 32

July 22, 1790.
Chap. XXXII.—An Act to amend the act for the establishment and support of Lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Expense of lighthouses, &c. to be defrayed until 1st July, 1791, although not ceded, and States allowed till that day to make cessions. That all expenses which shall accrue from and after the fifteenth day of August next, for the necessary support, maintenance and repairs of all lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers, within the United States, shall continue to be defrayed by the United States, until the first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, notwithstanding such lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers, with the lands and tenements thereunto belonging, and the jurisdictions of the same, shall not in the mean time be ceded to or vested in the United States, by the state or states respectively, in which the same may be, and that the said time be further allowed to the states respectively to make such cessions.

Approved, July 22, 1790.