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Of the District of New Jersey-William Crane, a lieutenant, a full pension; William Oliver, a lieutenant, two-thirds of a pension; Joel Phelps, a private, half a pension; Samuel Taylor a corporal, two-thirds of a pension.

Justus Munn, a private, half a pension; Elnathan sergeant, half a pension; Stephen Powell, a priNorton, a private, three-fourths of a pension; Jo-vate, one-sixteenth of a pension; John Rogers, a seph Otis, a private, half a pension; Thomas private, half a pension; William Smith Scudder, Parmelee, a sergeant, one eighth of a pension; a private, half a pension; James Slater, a private, Chandler Pardie, a private, seven eighths of a hal a pension; John Utters a private, threepension; Frederick Platt, a private, one-third of fourths of a pension; John Vaughn, a sergeant, a pension; Daniel Preston, a private, one-third one-fourth of a pension; Asa Virgil, a private, of a pension; David Ranney, a private, three-one-fourth of a pension. fourths of a pension; Solomon Renolds, a private, two-thirds of a pension; Isaac Richards, a private, one-third of a pension; Samuel Rossetter, a private, half a pension; Elijah Royce, a private, three-fourths of a pension; Elihu Sabin, a private, half a pension; Samuel Sawyer, a private, half a pension; Nathan Scribner, a captain, one-fourth of a pension; Thomas Shepherd, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Amos Skeel, a private, one-third of a pension; Heber Smith, a sergeant, half a pension; Aaron Smith, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Edmund Smith, a private, half a pension; Josiah Spalding, a lieutenant, half a pension; Samuel Stillman, a private, half a pension; Benjamin Sturges, a private, onesixth of a pension; Enoch Turner, jr., a private, two-thirds of a pension; Richard Watrous, a private, three-fourths of a pension; Stephen Wells, a lieutenant, half a pension; Jonathan Whaley, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Ezra Wilcox, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Azel Woodworth, a private, three-fourths of a pension.

Of the District of Pennsylvania-John Cardiffe, a private, a full pension; Josiah Conckling, a private, half a pension; William Dewitt, a private, half a pension; Thomas Eagan, a matross, half a pension; Jacob Fox, a private, one-third of a pension; Alexander Garrett, a private, threefourths of a pension; Samuel Gilman, (alias Gilmore,) a private, half a pension; Adam Godenberger a private, one-fourth of a pension; John Haley, a corporal, three-fourths of a pension; David Hickey, a private, a full pension; Lawrence Hipple, a private, half a pension; Nathaniel Hubble, a major, two-thirds of a pension; Philip Lauer, a sergeant, one-fourth of a pension; Charles McCormick, a private, a full pension; William McHatten, a lieutenant, a full pension; Michal Orner, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Griffith Rees, a private, half a pension; Thomas Richart, a private, a full pension; Edward Wade, a private, half a pension; Thadeus Williams, a private, one-fourth of a pension; John Wright, a sergeant, half a pension.

Of the District of Delaware-Donald McDonald, a corporal, a full pension.

Of the District of Maryland-John Bean, a private, half a pension; William Ormond, a private, three-fourths of a pension.

Of the District of Virginia-John Bell, a lieutenant, three-fourths of a pension; David Welch, a private, a full pension.

Of the District of Vermont-Elijah Barnes, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Elijah Bennett, a private, half a pension; Gideon Brownson, a major, a full pension; Thomas Brush, a private, one-fourth of a pension; David Brydia, a private, half a pension; Nathan Burr, a private, half a pension; James Campbell, a private, half a pension; Oliver Darling, a private, five-eighths of a pension; Samuel Eyres, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Asa Gould, a private, half a pension; Benjamin Gould, a private, half a pension; Amasa Grover, a private, one-third of a pension; William Hazeltine, a private, half a pension; Jonathan Haynes, a private, two-thirds of a pension; Zimri Hill, a private, half a pension; William Hunt, a private, half a pension; Elijah Knight, a private, one-fourth of a pension; Ebenezer Mcllvain, a private, half a pension; William Martin, a private, two-thirds of a pension; Pliny Pomeroy, a private, four-fifths of a pension; Moses Saunderson, a private, two-thirds of a pension; John Stark, a captain, one-fourth of a pension; Thomas Torrance, a private, half a pension; Benjamin Tower, a private, two-thirds of a pension; William Waterman, a private, one-third of a pension; John Wilson, a sergeant, one-third of a pension.

Of the District of Kentucky-James Speed, a lieutenant, a full pension.

Of the District of North Carolina-John Benton, a private. a full pension; George Bledsoe, a private, a full pension; Thomas Chiles, a captain, two-thirds of a pension; James Christian, a private, half a pension; Robert Harris, a private, a full pension; John Knowles, a private, twothirds of a pension; James Smith, a private, a full pension.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pensions allowed by this act shall be estimated in manner following, that is to say: A full pension to a commissioned officer shall be considered the Of the District of New York-Thomas Bald- one-half of his monthly pay, as by law establishwin, a sergeant, half a pension; Abraham Blau- ed; and the proportions less than a full pension. velt, a private, a fuli pension; Thomas Brooks, a shall be the like proportions of half pay. And a private, three-fourths of a pension; Duncan Camp-full pension to a non-commissioned officer or pri bell, a lieutenant, half a pension; William Cham-vate soldier, shall be five dollars per month; and penois, a private, three-fourths of a pension; Rus- the proportions less than a full pension, shail be sell Chappell, a private, half a pension; Jeremi- the like proportions of five dollars per month: ah Everett, a private, half a pension; Samuel Provided, That every commissioned officer who Miller, a private, a full pension; Jared Palmer, a shall, by virtue of this act, be placed on the pea

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sion list, as entitled to a sum less than a full pen-according to the contract, for the final redempsion, shall receive such pension only upon com- tion of the said stock. pliance with the same rule respecting a return of the commutation which he may have received, as is provided for in the case of Captain David Cook, by an act of Congress passed December the sixteenth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, and they are hereby required, to cause to be reimbursed and paid, in manner before prescribed, such sum and sums, as, according to the right for that purpose reserved, may rightfully be paid for and towards the reimbursement or redemption of all such balances of the funded debt or stock of the United States, bearing a present interest of six per centum per annum, or which will bear a like interest from and after the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and one, as stand to the credit of certain States, in consequence of an act passed on the thirty-first day of May, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four; and, with the consent of the said States, such additional sums as will render the reimbursement of the said balances equal to that made upon the residue of the said stock, at the commencement of the present year.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in adin-dition to the sums already appropriated to the Sinking Fund, by the act, entitled "An act making further provision for the support of Public Credit, and for the redemption of the Public Debt," there shall be, and is hereby, in like manner, appropriated to the said fund, such a sum of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise imported, on the tonnage of ships and vessels, and on spirits distilled in the United States, and on stills, as, with the moneys which now constitute the Sinking Fund, and shall accrue to it, in virtue of the provisions already made by law, and the interest upon the sums which shall be annually reimbursed, will be sufficient, yearly and every year, to reimburse and pay the said balances standing to the credit of certain States, in the manner hereinbefore prescribed and directed.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to appoint a secretary, whose duty it shall be to record and preserve their proceedings and documents, and to certify copies thereof, when thereunto duly required; and the said secretary shall be allowed a compensation not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars annually, for his

services.

Approved, April 28, 1796.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the pensioners aforesaid shall be paid in the same manner as invalid pensioners are paid, who have heretofore been placed on the list of pensioners of the United States, under such restrictions and regulations, in all respects, as are prescribed by the laws of the United States in such cases provided. Approved, April 20, 1796.

An Act in addition to an act, entitled “ An act making further provision for the support of Public Credit, and for the redemption of the Public Debt."

Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, and they are hereby required, to cause the funded stock of the United States, bearing a present terest of six per centum per annum, to be reimbursed and paid in manner following, to wit: First, by dividends to be made on the last days of March, June. and September, for the present year, and from the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven to the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, inclusive, at the rate of one and one-half per centum upon the original capital. Secondly, by dividends to be made on the last day of December for the present year, and from the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven to the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen, inclusive, at the rate of three and one-half per centum upon the original capital; and by a dividend to be made on the last day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, of such a sum as will be then adequate, according to the contract, for the final redemption of the said stock.

SEc. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, and they are hereby required, to cause the funded debt of the United States, upon which an interest of six per centum per annum will commence on the first day of January, in the year one thousand eight hundred and one, to be reimbursed and paid in manner following, to wit: First, by dividends to be made on the last days of March, June, and September, from the year one thousand eight hundred and one to the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, inclusively, at the rate of one and one-half per centum apon the original capital. Secondly, by dividends to be made on the last day of December, from the year one thousand eight hundred and one to the year one thousand eight hundred and twentythree, inclusively, at the rate of three and one-half per centum upon the original capital; and by a dividend to be made on the last day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, of such a sum as will be then adequate,

An Act making an appropriation towards defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, made between the United States and the King of Great Britain.

Be it enacted, &c., That, towards defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, made between the United States and the King of Great Britain, there be appropriated a sum not exceeding eighty thousand eight hundred and eight dollars, to be paid out of the duties on impost and tonnage, to the end of the present year,

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not already appropriated: Provided, That the
compensations to be allowed to any of the Com-
missioners appointed, or to be appointed, in pur-
suance of any article of the said treaty, shall not
exceed, to those who shall serve in Great Britain,
the rate of six thousand six hundred and sixty-
seven dollars and fifty cents per annum; and to
those who shall serve in the United States, the
rate of four thousand four hundred and forty-five
dollars per annum.
Approved, May 8, 1796.

An Act making an appropriation for defraying the ex-
penses which may arise in carrying into effect the
Treaty made between the United States and the
Dey and Regency of Algiers.

Be it enacted, &c., That, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of carrying into effect the Treaty made between the United States and the Dey and Regency of Algiers, the moneys arising under the revenue laws of the United States, which have been heretofore passed, not already appropriated to any other purpose, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the amount of twenty-four thousand dollars per annum, be, and the same are hereby pledged and appropriated for the payment of the annuity stipulated in the said treaty, to be paid to the said Dey and Regency of Algiers; and to continue so pledged and appropriated, so long as the said treaty shall be in force.

Approved, May 6, 1796.

An Act making an appropriation for defraying the ex-
penses which may arise in carrying into effect the
Treaty made between the United States and the
King of Spain.

seven hundred and ninety-five, the moneys arising
under the revenue laws of the United States,
which have been heretofore passed, not already
appropriated to any other purpose, or so much
thereof as may be necessary, be, and are hereby
pledged and appropriated for the payment of the
annuity stipulated in the said treaty, to be paid
to the said Indian tribes; that is to say, to the
Wyandots, one thousand dollars; to the Dela-
wares, one thousand dollars; to the Shawanees,
one thousand dollars; to the Ottawas, one thou-
sand dollars; to the Chippewas, one thousand
dollars; to the Pattawatimas, one thousand dol
lars; to the Miamis, one thousand dollars; to the
Eel-river, Wea, Kickapoo, Piankeshaw, and Kas-
kaskias tribes, each five hundred dollars: and to
continue so pledged and appropriated so long as
the said treaty shall be in force. And that a fur-
ther sum of one thousand five hundred dollars,
out of the moneys aforesaid, be also appropriated
to defray the cost of transportation, and other
contingent charges which may arise from the
payment of the said annuity, according to the sti-
pulations contained in the said treaty.
Approved, May 6, 1796.

Be it enacted, &c., That the Commissioners under the act, entitled "An act for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of the Government of the United States," be, and they are hereby authorized, under the direction of the President of the United States, to borrow, from time to time, such sum or sums of money, as the said President shall direct, not exceeding three hunde-dred thousand dollars in the whole, and not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, in any one year. at an interest not exceeding six per centum

Be it enacted, &c., That, for the purpose of fraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the Treaty made between the United States and the King of Spain, a sum not ex-per annum, and reimbursable at any time after by instalments, not exceeding one-fifth of the the year one thousand eight hundred and three, whole sum borrowed in any one year; which said loan or loans shall be appropriated and applied by the said Commissioners in carrying into effect the above recited act, under the control of the President of the United States.

ceeding eighteen thousand six hundred and eightythree dollars, be, and the same hereby is appropriated, to be satisfied from the duties of impost and tonnage, to the end of the present year, not heretofore appropriated: Provided, That the compensation to be allowed to any of the Commissioners, to be appointed in pursuance of any article of the said treaty, shall not exceed the rate of three thousand five hundred dollars per annum. Approved, May 6, 1796.

An Act making appropriation for defraying the
penses which may arise in carrying into effect a
Treaty made between the United States and certain
Indian tribes northwest of the river Ohio.

An Act authorizing a loan for the use of the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the lots, except those now appropriated to public use in the said city, vested in the Commissioners aforesaid, or in trustees, in any manner, for the use of the United States, now holden and reex-maining unsold, shall be, and are hereby declared and made chargeable with the repayment of ail and every sum and sums of money, and interest thereupon, which shall be borrowed in pursuance of this act: And to the end that the same may be fully and punctually repaid, the said lots, or so many of them as shall be necessary, shall be sold and conveyed, at such times, and in such manner, and on such terms, as the President of the United States, for the time being, shall direct: And the

Be it enacted, &c., That, for the purpose of defraying the expenses which may arise in carrying into effect the Treaty made between the United States and the tribes of Indians called the Wyandots, Delawares. Shawanees. Ottawas. Chippewas, Pattawatimas, Miamis. Eel-river, Wea. Kic! apoo, Piankeshaw, and Kaskaskias, at Green-moneys arising from the said sales shall be applied ville, on the third day of August, one thousand and appropriated, under his direction, to the dis

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charge of the said loans, after first paying the ori-President of the United States be, and he hereby ginal proprietors any balances due to them re- is, authorized to cause other revenue cutters to be spectively, according to their several conveyances. built or purchased, in lieu of such as are or shall, to the said Commissioners or trustees. And if from time to time, become unfit for further serthe product of the sales of all the said lots shall vice; the expense whereof, as well as all future prove inadequate to the payment of the principal expenses of building, purchasing or repairing and interest of the sums borrowed under this act, revenue cutters, shall be paid out of the product then the deficiency shall be paid by the United of the duties on goods, wares, and merchandise, States, agreeably to the terms of the said loans; imported into the United States, and on the tonfor it is expressly hereby declared and provided, nage of ships or vessels. that the United States shall be liable only for the SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the repayment of the balance of the moneys to be President of the United States be, and he is hereborrowed under this act which shall remain un-by, authorized to cause such revenue cutters as satisfied by the sales of all the lots aforesaid, if any such balance shall thereafter happen.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That every purchaser or purchasers, his or their heirs or assigns, from the said Commissioners or trustees, under the direction of the said President, of any of the lots herein before mentioned, after paying the price, and fulfilling the terms stipulated and agreed to be paid and fulfilled, shall have, hold, and enjoy the said lot or lots so bought, free, clear and exonerated from the charge and incumbrance hereby laid upon the same.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners aforesaid shall, semi-annually, render to the Secretary of the Treasury a particular account of the receipts and expenditures of all moneys entrusted to them, and also the progress and state of the business, and of the funds under their administration; and that the said Secretary lay the same before Congress, at every session after the receipt thereof. Approved, May 6, 1796.

An Act making further provision relative to the Revenue

Cutters.

Be it enacted, &c., That, from and after the first day of May, in the present year, there be allowed, in lieu of the compensation now established, to the master of each revenue cutter, fifty dollars per month; to each first mate, thirty-five dollars per month; to each second mate, thirty dollars per month; to each third mate, twenty-five dollars per month; and to each mariner, not exceeding twenty dollars per month; to be paid by the collectors of the revenue, who shall be designated for that purpose.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all penalties, fines, and forfeitures, which may be incurred under the impost laws of the United States, and recovered in consequence of information given by any officer of a revenue cutter, shall, after deducting all proper costs and charges, be disposed of as follows: One-fourth part shall be for the use of the United States, and be paid into the Treasury thereof; one-fourth part for the officers of the customs, to be distributed in the manner now provided, relative to that part of the forfeitures they are now entitled to; and the mainder thereof to the officers of such cutter, to be divided among them in proportion to their pay.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the

as shall, from time to time, become unfit for service, to be sold at public auction, and the proceeds of such sales to be paid into the Treasury of the United States.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of this act as fixes the compensation of the officers and men on board the said cutters shall be and remain in force for the term of one year, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer. Approved, May 6, 1796.

An Act to continue in force, for a limited time, an act,

entitled "An act declaring the consent of Congress to an act of the State of Maryland, passed the twentyeighth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, for the appointment of a health officer."

Be it enacted, &c., That the consent of Congress be, and is hereby, granted and declared to the operation of an act of the General Assembly of Maryland, passed the twenty-eighth of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninetythree, entitled "An act to appoint a health officer for the port of Baltimore, in Baltimore county," so far as to enable the State aforesaid to collect a into the District of Baltimore, from a foreign duty of one cent per ton, on all vessels coming voyage, for the purposes in the said act intended. act shall be in force for one year, and from thence SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That this to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer. Approved, May 6, 1796.

An Act to repeal so much of an act, entitled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States, as directs that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania shall be hoiden at Yorktown; and for other purposes.

Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the fifth section of the act, entitled "An act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States," as directs that alternate sessions of the Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania shall be holden at Yorktown, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and that all the sessions of the said Circuit Court, re-shall, from and after the passing of this act, be holden at the city of Philadelphia, excepting only, when, at any session of the said court, the judges thereof shall direct the next session to be holden at Yorktown, which they are hereby au

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thorized and empowered to do, whenever it shall appear to them to be necessary.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all such process of the said courts as may have issued before the passing of this act, and all recognisances returnable, and all suits and other proceedings that were continued to the said Circuit Court for the District of Pennsylvania, on the eleventh of October next, in Yorktown, shall now be returned, and held continued to the same court, on the same day, at Philadelphia. And to the end that suitors, witnesses, and all others concerned, may have notice of the alteration hereby made, the marshal of the said District of Pennsylvania is hereby required to make the same known by proclamation, on or before the first day of August

Approved, May 12, 1796.

An act allowing compensation for horses killed in battle belonging to officers of the army of the United

States.

next.

Be it enacted, &c., That every officer in the army of the United States, whose duty requires him to be on horseback in time of action, and whose horse shall be killed in battle, be allowed a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars, as a compensation for each horse so killed.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provision contained in this act shall have retrospective operation, so far as the fourth day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine: Provided, That no person shall receive payment for any horse so killed, until he make satisfactory proof to the Secretary at War, that the horse for which he claims compensation was actually killed under such circumstances as to entitle him to this provision, in all cases which have heretofore taken place within one year after the end of the present session of Congress; and in all cases which may take place hereafter, within one year after such horse shall have been killed.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the proof of the value of such horse shall be by the affidavit of the quartermaster of the corps to which the owner may belong, or of two other credible witnesses.

Approved, May 12, 1796.

An Act declaring the consent of Congress to a certain act of the State of Maryland, and to continue an act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, so far as the same respects the States of Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

Be it enacted, &c., That the consent of Congress be, and is hereby granted and declared to the operation of an act of the General Assembly of Maryland, made and passed at a session begun and held at the city of Annapolis, on the first Monday of November, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one, entitled “An act empowering the wardens of the port of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned."

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the act, entitled "An act declaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," shall be continued, and is hereby declared to be in full force, so far as the same respects the States of Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be and continue in force for the term of three years, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer. Approved, May 12, 1796.

An Act authorizing the erection of a Lighthouse on

Cape Cod, in the State of Massachusetts.

Be it enacted, &c., That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to provide, by contract, which shall be approved by the President of the United States, for building a lighthouse on Cape Cod, in the State of Massachusetts, (as soon as the necessary cession of land for the purpose shall be made by the said State to the United States ;) and to furnish the same with all necessary supplies: And also to agree for the salabe appointed by the President for the superinries or wages of the person, or persons, who may tendence and care of the same: And that the number or disposition of the light or lights in the said lighthouse, be such as may tend to distinguish it from others, as far as is practicable; and that the light or lights on Gurnet-head, at the entrance of Plymouth harbor, be altered or dimidollars be appropriated for the same out of any nished, if necessary: : And that eight thousand moneys not otherwise appropriated. Approved, May 17, 1796.

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An Act to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locate certain lands in the Territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio.

Be it enacted, &c., That, upon the conditions hereinafter mentioned, there shall be granted to Ebenezer Zane three tracts of land, not exceeding one mile square each, one on the Muskingum river, one on Hockhocking river, and one other on the north bank of Sciota river, and in such situations as shall best promote the utility of a road to be opened by him on the most eligible route between Wheeling and Limestone, to be approved by the President of the United States, or such person as he shall appoint for that purpose: Provided, such tracts shall not interfere with any existing claim, location, or survey; nor include any salt-spring, nor the lands on either side of the river Hockhocking at the falls thereof.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That, upos the said Zane's procuring at his own expense the said tracts to be surveyed in such way and manner as the President of the United States shall approve, and returning into the Treasury of the United States plats thereof, together with warrants granted by the United States for military land bounties to the amount of the number of acres contained in the said three tracts; and

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