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arrears of the said pensions be paid as the laws direct in similar cafes.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacled, That the SwSjst Comptroller of the Treasury be, and he hereby theaccount is required to adjust the accounts of Joseph pjrii. Pannil, a lieutenant-colonel in the service of the United States, as a deranged officer upon the principles of the act of the late Congress, of the third of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty, and to allow him the usual commutation of the half-pay for life of a btutenant-colonel, and that the Register of the Treasury be, and he hereby is required to grant a certificate for the amount of the balance due .» , ,. to him. That the Comptroller adjust the ac

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be Haas, admitting to the credit of the said accoum , mch sums as by evidence (hall appear to ha- ^-\*n advanced for the public service, and which h.ive been charged by the United States to the officers who have received the same for the public service, and that the said Register do gr?nt a certificate for the balance due on such settlement. The said Comptroller adjust the account

Vkimas 0f Thomas M'Intire, a captain in the service of u re" the United States, during the late war. and allow him the usual commutation of the halfpay for life of a captain, and that the said Re

andjfegiftcr gistCT grant a certificate for the amount thereof

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tificates. accordingly.

Comptrol- Sec. 5. And be it further enacled, That the the'rccou'irt Comptroller of the Treasury be, and he hereby cjf FrancU is required, to adjust the account of Francis Sukevere^" zor ^ebevere, a surgeon's mate in the service of the United States during the late war, and who remained in captivity to the end thereof, and that the Register of the Treasury be, and fee hereby is required to grant a certificate for the amount which mail be found due for the services of the said Francis Suzor Debevere. That the said Comptroller adjust the account of Robert King, as a lieutenant, deranged upon Robt.Kiaj the principles of the act of the late Congress, passed the twenty-fourth day of November, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, and that the said Register grant a certificate accordingly. That the Comptroller adjust the account of Lemuel Sherman, as a sailing master of a galley on Lake Champlain, and as such' taken prisoner; and that the said Register grant a certificate accordingly. certificates.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacled, That there be granted to Nicholas Ferdinand Westsall, N"*"I* *. .who left the British service and joined the army of' of the United States, during the late war, one '"^^ hundred acres of unappropriated land in the 33 western territory of the United States, free of all charges, and also the sum of three hundred and thirty-six dollars, out of any money appropriated to the contingent charges of government.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker os the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate.
Approved, March the 27th, 1792 r

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President qf the United States.

CHAPTER XIV.

An Act supplemental to the Acl for making farther and more effeclual Provision for the Protection of the Frontiers of the United States.

(REPEALED.)

CHAPTER XV.

An Acl for finishing the Light-House on Baldhead at the Mouth of Cape Fear River in the State of North-Carolina.

BE it enacled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury, under the direction of the President of the United States, be authorized, Secretary as soon as may be, to cause to be finished in tognHhtfL such manner as shall appear advisable, the light-house light-house heretofore begun under the autho- heafinN. % of the state of North-Carolina, on BaldCaraiba. head, at the mouth of Cape Fear river, in the said state: And that a sum, not exceeding four thousand dollars, be appropriated for the lame, out of any monies heretofore appropriated, which may remain unexpended, after satisfying the purposes for which they were appropriated, or out of any other monies, which may be in the Treasury, not subject to any prior appropriation.

JONATHAN TRUMBULL, Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate.
Approved, April the second, 1792:

GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of the United States.

CHAPTER XVI.

An Acl establishing a Mint, and regulating the
Cans of the United States. i

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Sec. i. "O E it enacled by the Senate and Mint esla

JO House of Representative* of the bli£hed, United States of America in Congress assembled, and it is hereby enacled and declared, That a mint for the purpose of a national coinage, be, and the same is established; to be situate and carried on at the feat of the government of the United States, for the time being: And that for the well conducting of the business of the said mint, there stall be the following officers and persons, namely; a Director, an Assayer, a Chief Coiner, an Engraver, a Treasurer.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacled, That the oireaorto Director of the mint shall employ as many employ clerks, workmen and servants, as he shall from TM°Æmen' time to time find necessary, subject to the approbation of the President of the United States.

Sec 3. And be it further enacled, That the DutyoftU* respective functions and duties of the officers officersabove mentioned shall be as follow: The Director of the mint shall have the chief management of the Dusiness thereof, and shall super-. intend all other officers and persons who shall be employed therein. The assayer shall receive and give receipts for all metals which may lawfully be brought to the mint to be coined; shall assay all such of them as may require it, and shall deliver them to the chief coiner to be coined. The chief coiner shall cause to be coined all metals which shall be received by him for that purpose, according to such regulations as shall be prescribed by this or any future law. The engraver snail sink, and pre

pare the necessary dies for such coinage, with the proper devices and inscriptions, but it shall be lawful for the functions and duties of chief eeiner and engraver to be performed by one person. The treasurer shall receive from the chief coiner all the coins which shall have been struck, and shall pay or deliver them to the persons respectively to whom the lame ought to be paid or delivered: He shall moreover receive and safely keep all monies which shall be for the use, maintenance and support of the mint, and shall disburse the same upon warrants signed by the director.

To take Sec. 4. And be it further enaclcd, That eve°*tix' ry officer and clerk of the said mint shall, before he enters upon the execution of his office, take an oath or affirmation before some judge of the United States saithfully and diligently to perform the duties thereof. And give Sec. 5. And be it further enacled, That the fcond. said assayer, chief coiner and treasurer, previously to entering upon the execution of their respective offices, shall each become bound to the United States of America, with one; or more sureties to the satissaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with condition for the saithful and diligent performance of the duties of his office..

salaries. Sec. 6. And be it further enacled, That there shall be allowed and paid as compensations for their respective services: To the said director, a yearly salary .%>{ two thousand dollars, to the said assayer, a yearly salary of one thousand five hundred dollars, to the said chief coiner, a yearly salary of one thousand five hundred dollars, to the said engraver, a yearly salary of

one thousand two hundred dollars, to the laid

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