1 June 1796
Pickering, Timothy (1745-1829)
Printed document signed
Title: Fourth Congress of the United States: at the first session, begun and held at the city of Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the seventh of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five.
Signed by Pickering, Secretary of State. Includes "an act regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the gospel among the heathen," "an act for the admission of the state of Tennessee into the union," "an act limiting the time for the allowance of drawback on the exportation of domestic spirits, and allowing a drawback upon such spirits exported in vessels of less than thirty tons, by the Mississippi," "an act to suspend, in part, the act, intituled 'An act to alter and amend the act, intituled 'An act laying certain duties upon snuff and refined sugar,' " and "an act providing passports for the ships and vessels of the United States." All acts are followed by the printed names of Jonathan Dayton, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Samuel Livermore, President of the Senate. All acts were approved by President George Washington 1 June 1796. Docketed in 1796. Contains the notation "Timothy Pitkin" written in pencil adjacent to the docket.