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the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, except in case of an election of a President and Vice President of the United States, prior to the ordinary period, as hereinafter specified, electors shall be appointed in each State for the election of a President and Vice President of the United States, within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December in every fourth year succeeding the last election, which electors shall be equal to the number of senators, and representatives to which the several States may, by law, be entitled at the time when the President and Vice President, thus to be chosen, should come into office. Prorided always, That where no apportionment of representatives shall have been made after any enumeration, at the time of choosing electors, then the number of electors shall be according to the existing apportionment of senators and representatives.

(Sec. 2.] And be it further enacted, That the electors shall meet and give their votes on the said first Wednesday in December, at such place, in each State, as shall be directed by the legislature thereof; and the electors in each State shall make and sign three certificates of all the votes by them given, and shall seal up the same, certifying, on each, that a list of the votes of such State, for President and Vice President, is contained therein, and shall, by writing, under their hands, or under the hands of a majority of them, appoint a person to take charge of, and deliver to the President of the Senate, at the seat of government, before the first Wednesday in January then next ensuing, one of the said certificates ; and the said electors shall forth with forward, by the post office, to the President of the Senate, at the seat of government, one other of the said certificates; and shall, forth with, cause the other of the said certificates to be delivered to the judge of that district in which the said electors shall assemble.

[Sec. 3.] And be it further enacted, That the executive authority of each State shall cause three lists of the names of the electors of such State to be made, and certified, and to be delivered to the electors on or before the said first Wednesday in December; and the said elec

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Speaker of the House of Pepresentatives, for the time being, shall act as President of the United States, until the disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

(Sec. 10.) And be it further enacted, That whenever the offices of President and Vice President shall both become vacant, the Secretary of State shall forth with cause a notification thereof to be made to the executive of every State, and shall also cause the same to be published in, at least, one of the newspapers printed in each State, specifying that electors of the President of the United States shall be appointed or chosen, in the several States, within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December, then next ensuing: Prorided, There shall be the space of two months between the date of such notification and the said first Wednesday in December; but if there shall not be the space of two months between the date of such notification and the first Wednesday in December, and if the term for which the President and Vice President last in office were elected shall not expire on the third day of March next ensuing, then the Secretary of State shall specify in the notification, that the electors shall be appointed or chosen within thirty-four days preceding the first Wednesday in December in the year next ensuing, within which time the electors shall accordingly be appointed or chosen, and the electors shall meet and give their votes on the said first Wednesday in December, and the proceedings and duties of the said electors, and others, shall be pursuant to the directions prescribed in this act.

(Sec. 11.) And be it further enacted, That the only evidence of a refusal to accept, or of a resignation of, the office of President or Vice President, shall be an instrument in writing, declaring the same, and subscribed by the person refusing to accept, or resigning, as the case may be, and delivered into the office of the Secretary of State.

Sec. 12.) And be it further enacted, That the term of four years for which a President and Vice President shall be elected, shall, in all cases, commence on the fourth day of March next succeeding the day on which the votes of the electors shall have been given.

Approved, March 1, 1792

An acı providing compensation to the Presiden: and Vice Fress

dent of the United States.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represeniatures of the United States of imerica in Congress assembled. Thai iron and af ter the third day of March, in the present year, the compensation of the President of the United Staies shal' it at the rate of twenty-five thousand dollars per annum, with the use of the furniture and ower effects belonging to the United States, and now I pussession of the President: And that of the Vice President at the rate of five thousand dollars per annum; in full for their respective services: il be paid quarter yearly, at the Treasury.

Approved, February 18, 1793.

An ACT to provide for the Publication of the Laws of the United

States, and for other purposes

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, whenever official nouce shall have been received, at the Department of Siatt, that any amendment which heretofore has been, or hereafter may be, proposed to the constitution of the United States, has been adopitd, according to the provisions of the constitution, it shall be the duty of the said Secretary of State, forth with to cause the said amendment to be published in the said newspapers authorized to promuigaie the laws, with his certificate, specifying the States by which the same may have been adopted, and that the same has become valid, to all intents and purposes, as a part of the constitution of the United States.

Approved. 20 Ipril, 1818.

An ACT making compensation to the persons appointed by the

Electors to deliver the votes for President and Vice President. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senute and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembied, That the person appointed by the electors to deliver to the President of the Senate, a list of the votes for President and Vice President, shall be allowed,

un desery of said list, twenty-five cents for every mile of the estimaud disaist, by the mut osuai route, from the place of meeting of the ciecusta to the seat of Governmen: of the United States, going and returning.

Suc. 2. And be it further enucied, That this act shall take effect from the first of November, eigh:een hundred and twenty-four.

Approred, February 11, 1825.

An ACT for the apportionment of Representatives among the seve

ral States according to the Sixth Census. (Skr. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and fortythree, the House of Representatives shall be composed of members elected agreeably to a ratio of one Representative for every seventy thousand six hundred and eighty persons in each State, and of one additional representative for each State having a fraction greater than one moiety of the said ratio, computed according to the rule prescribed by the Constitution of the United States; that is to say: Within the State of Maine, seven ; within the State of New Hampshire, four; within the State of Massachusetts, ten; within the State of Rhode Island, two; within the State of Connecticut, four; within the State of Vermont, four; within the State of New York, thirty-four; within the State of New Jersey, five; within the State of Pennsylvania, twenty-four; within the State of Delaware, one; within the State of Maryland, six; within the State of Virginia, fifteen ; within the State of North Carolina, nine; within the State of South Carolina, seven; within the State of Georgia, eight; within the State of Alabama, seven; within the State of Louisiana, four; within the State of Mississippi, four; within the State of Tennessee, eleven; within the State of Kentucky, ten; within the State of Ohio, twenly-one; within the State of Indiana, ten; within the State of Illinois, seven; within the State of Missouri, five; within the State of Arkansus, one; and within the State of Michigan, three.

Sac, 2. And be it further enacted, That in every case where a

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