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STATUTE II.

Feb. 27, 1793.

Duty on beasts imported for breed, to be re. pealed.

Chap. XV.-An Act for repealing the several impost laws of the United States, so far as they may be deemed to impose a duty on useful beasis imported for breed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the several laws of the United States, imposing duties on goods, wares and merchandise imported into the United States, so far as they may be deemed to impose a duty on horses, cattle, sheep, swine or other useful beasts, imported into the United States, for breed, shall be repealed.

APPROVED, February 27, 1793.

1799, ch. 22, sec. 94.

STATUTE II.

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Feb. 27, 1793. Chap. XVI.-An Act in addition to, and alteration of the Act, entitled "An Act

to extend the time limited for settling the Accounts of the United States with

the individual States." Second sec. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of act extending of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second powers of the board of com

section of the act, entitled "An act to extend the time limited for setmissioners tling the accounts of the United States with the individual States,"' pealed.

which extended the powers of the board of commissioners to the settle1792, ch. 5. ment of the accounts between the United States and the state of Ver

mont, be and hereby is repealed. Vermont not Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the board of commissioners to be regarded established to settle the accounts between the United States and the in apportioning balances,

individual states, in apportioning the aggregate of all the balances due

to each state, between the states, agreeably to the act, entitled “An Act of August act to provide more effectually for the settlement of the accounts between 5, 1790, ch.38.

the United States and the individual states,” shall have no regard to the

state of Vermont. and Kentucky Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That in the apportioning of the to be included balances aforesaid, the state of Kentucky shall be deemed to be included with Virginia.

in the state of Virginia, the admission of the said state of Kentucky as a member of the Union notwithstanding.

APPROVED, February 27, 1793. STATUTE II.

Feb. 28, 1793.

1792, ch. 11.

Sections of certain former act repealed.

Chap. XVII,-An Act to regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions. Whereas the act, passed at the last session of Congress, intituled "An act to provide for the settlement of the claims of widows and orphans barred by the limitations heretofore established, and to regulate the claims to invalid pensions," is found by experience inadequate to prevent the admission of improper claims to invalid pensions, and not to contain a sufficient facility for the allowance of such as may be well founded: Therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the second, third and fourth sections of the said act, be repealed, and that in future, all claims to such pensions shall be regulated in the manner following, to wit:

First.-All evidence relative to Invalids shall be taken upon oath or affirmation, before the judge of the district, in which such invalids reside, or before any three persons specially authorized by commission from the said judge.

Secondly.—The evidence relative to any claimant must prove decisive disability to have been the effect of known wounds, received while in the actual line of his duty, in the service of the United States, during the late war.

That this evidence must be the affidavits of the commanding officer or surgeon of the ship, regiment, corps or company, in

Evidence relative to inva. lids, how taken.

Evidence.

which such claimant served, or two other credible witnesses, to the same Evidence how effect, setting forth the time and place of such known wound.

taken. Thirdly.—Every claimant shall be examined upon oath or affirmation, by two physicians or surgeons, to be authorized by commission from the said judge, who shall report, in writing, their opinion, upon oath or affirmation, of the nature of the said disability, and, in what degree, it prevents the claimant from obtaining his livelihood, by labor.

Fourthly.—Every claimant shall produce evidence of the time of his leaving the service of the United States. He must also produce evidence of three reputable freeholders of the city, town or county, in which he usually resided for the two years immediately after he left the service, as aforesaid, of the existence of his disability, during that period; and ascertaining, of their own knowledge, the mode of life, employment, labour or means of support of the claimant.

Fifthly.-—And the said claimant must produce the evidence of two credible witnesses, of the continuance of his disability, from the expiration of the said two years, to the time of his application.

Sixthly.—Each claimant must show a good and sufficient cause why he did not apply for a pension to the person or persons authorized to examine his claim, on or before the eleventh of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, the time limited for applications of this nature.

Seventhly.—No evidence of any claimant shall be admitted whose claim has been examined and rejected, on or before the aforesaid eleventh of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the judge of the district shall District judge transmit a list of such claims, accompanied by the evidence herein to transmit list

of claims to Sec. directed, to the Secretary for the department of War, in order that the

retary at War, same may be compared with the muster-rolls, and other documents in his office; and the said Secretary shall make a statement of the cases of the by whom they said claimants to Congress, with such circumstances and remarks, as are to be stated may be necessary, in order to enable them to take such order thereon, as

to Congress. they may judge proper. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That no person not on the pension

How persons list, before the twenty-third day of March, one thousand seven hundred shall be entitled and ninety-two, shall be entitled to a pension, who shall not have com- under this act.

to a pension plied with the rules and regulations herein prescribed; saving however to all persons, all and singular their rights founded upon legal adjudications under the act, intituled “An act to provide for the settlement of March 23, 1792, the claims of widows and orphans, barred by the limitations heretofore ch. 11. established, and to regulate the claims to invalid pensions :” But it shall be the duty of the Secretary at War, in conjunction with the Attorney

Duty of Sec. General, to take such measures as may be necessary to obtain an adju- retary at War, dication of the Supreme Court of the United States, on the validity of and Attorney

General. any such rights claimed under the act aforesaid, by the determination of certain persons styling themselves commissioners.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no claim to a pension shall Limitation of be allowed under this act, which shall not be presented within two years

claims under from the passing the same.

APPROVED, February 28, 1793.

this act.

STATUTE II.

Chap. XVIII.-- An Act making appropriations for the support of Government

Feb. 28, 1793. for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa (Expired.) tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for Specific ap. the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, propriations for there be appropriated a sum of money, not exceeding one million five

the year 1793.

Specific appro. hundred and eighty-nine thousand, and forty-four dollars, and seventypriations for

two cents; that is to say: the year 1793.

For the compensations granted by law to the President and VicePresident of the United States, thirty thousand dollars : For the like compensations to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, their officers and attendants, estimated for a session of six months continuance, one hundred and forty-three thousand, five hundred and ninety-one dollars : For the salaries of the doorkeepers and assistant doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives, under the act for their compensation, passed the twelfth of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, one thousand two hundred and thirty-three dollars, and sixty-eight cents: For the expenses of firewood, stationery, printing work, and all other contingent expenses of the two Houses of Congress, nine thousand five hundred and fifty-two dollars : For making good a deficiency in the appropriation, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, for contingent expenses in the office of the clerk of the House of Representatives, five hundred and seventy-eight dollars: For the compensations granted by law, to the chief justice, associate judges, district judges, and the attorney general, forty-three thousand two hundred dollars: For the additional salary of the attorney general, by the act of the eighth of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, two hundred and sixty dollars and eighty-two cents: For defraying the expense of clerks of courts, jurors and witnesses, in aid of the fund arising from fines, forfeitures and penalties, twelve thousand dollars : For defraying the expenses of prosecutions for offences against the United States, and for the safe keeping of prisoners, four thousand dollars: For compensation to the secretary of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, eight thousand three hundred and fifty dollars : For salary of the two principal clerks to the secretary of the treasury, from the eighth of May to the thirty-first of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, one thousand and fortythree dollars and twenty-eight cents: For expense of stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses in the office of the secretary of the treasury, five hundred dollars: For compensation to the comptroller of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, nine thousand four hundred and fifty dollars: For the increased salary of the comptroller, from the eighth of May to the thirty-first of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, two hundred and sixty dollars and eighty-two cents: For expense of stationery, printing and all other contingent expenses in the comptroller's office, six hundred dollars: For compensation to the auditor of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, ten thousand four hundred and fifty dollars: For the increased salary of the auditor, from the eighth of May to the thirtyfirst of December one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, two hundred and sixty dollars and eighty-two cents: For expense of stationery, printing, and other contingent expenses, in the auditor's office, six hundred dollars: For compensation to the register of the treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, eighteen thousand six hundred dollars: For the increased salary of the register of the treasury, from the eighth of May to the thirty-first of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, three hundred and twenty-six dollars and three cents, and for making good the deficiency in the appropriation of one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, one hundred dollars; making, in the whole, four hundred and twenty-six dollars and three cents: For expenses of stationery, printing and other contingent expenses, in the register's office, two thousand dollars: For compensation to the treasurer, clerks and persons employed in his office, four thousand one hundred dollars: For the increased salary of the treasurer, from the eighth of May to the thirty-first of December, one thousand seven hundred and

ninety-two, and for making good a deficiency in the appropriation of

Specific apthe year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, for clerks in that propriations for

the year 1793. office, five hundred and thirty dollars and sixty-eight cents : For expense of firewood, stationery, printing and other contingencies in the treasurer's office, four hundred and fifty dollars: For compensation to the commissioner of the revenue, clerks and persons employed in his office, four thousand one hundred dollars : For the salary of the commissioner of the revenue, clerks and persons employed in that office, from the establishment thereof, to the thirty-first of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, including also contingent expenses to the same time, two thousand eight hundred and seventy-three dollars and forty-six cents: For the expense of stationery, printing and other contingent expenses in the office of the commissioner, three hundred dollars: To make good the deficiency in the appropriation of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, for the contingent expenses of the treasury department, two thousand four hundred dollars : For the payment of rent for the several houses employed in the treasury department, one thousand four hundred and eighty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents : For wood and candles in the several offices in the treasury department (except the treasurer's office) one thousand two hundred dollars: For compensations to the several loan officers, thirteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars: For defraying the expenses of stationery, and for hire of clerks in the offices of the several commissioners of loans, to the first of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, authorized by the act of the eighth of May one thousand seven hundred 1792, ch. 38. and ninety-two, thirty-two thousand seven hundred and twenty-nine dollars and ninety-five cents: To make good deficiencies in former appropriations, for similar expenses, one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars: For compensation to the secretary of state, clerks and other persons employed in his office, six thousand three hundred dollars : For defraying the expense of collecting the laws of the several states, publishing and distributing the laws of Congress, and all other expenses in the office of the secretary of state, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyone dollars and sixty-seven cents: To make good a deficiency, in the appropriation of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, for the contingent expenses in this office, ninety-three dollars and thirty-four cents: For compensation to the commissioners for settlement of the accounts between the United States and the individual states, clerks and persons employed in their office, six thousand six hundred and fifty dollars: For defraying the contingent expenses of the board of commissioners, four hundred and seven dollars : For compensations to the governors, secretaries and judges of the territory northwest, and the territory south of the river Ohio, ten thousand three hundred dollars : For expenses of stationery, office rent, printing patents for lands, and other contingent expenses in both the said territories, seven hundred dollars: For the payment of the pensions granted to invalids, eightytwo thousand, two hundred and forty-five dollars, and thirty-two cents: For payment of the annual allowance granted by Congress to Baron Steuben, two thousand five hundred dollars: For payment of sundry pensions granted by the late government, two thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven dollars, and seventy-three cents: For the maintenance and repair of lighthouses, beacons, piers, stakes and buoys, twenty thousand dollars : For the farther expense of building and equipping ten cutters, three thousand dollars : For the purchase of hydrometers, for 1791, ch. 15, the use of the officers of the customs and inspectors of the revenue, one sec. 37. thousand five hundred dollars: To make good the deficiency in the appropriation of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, for the purchase of hydrometers, six hundred and ten dollars, and ten

For the payment of such demands, not otherwise provided for,

Specific ap. as shall have been duly allowed by the officers of the treasury, five thoupropriations for sand one hundred and sixty-nine dollars : For compensation to the the year 1793.

secretary of war, clerks and persons employed in his office, seven thousand and fifty dollars: For the increased salary of the chief clerk in the war department, from the eighth of May, to the thirty first of December, one thousand seven bundred and ninety-two, one hundred and thirty dollars and forty-one cents: For expenses of firewood, stationery, printing and other contingent expenses in the office of the secretary of war, six hundred dollars: For compensation to the accountant to the war department and clerks in his office, four thousand two hundred dollars : For salary to the accountant, clerks, and for contingent expenses in that office, from the establishment thereof, to the thirty first of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, one thousand one hundred and sixty-five dollars and eighty-nine cents: For contingent expenses in the office of the accountant to the war department, three hundred dollars : For payment of four years rent for the buildings occupied for offices of the secretary of war and accountant, one thousand six hundred and sixty-six dollars, and sixty-six cents: For salaries of the storekeepers at the several arsenals, rents for the buildings occupied as magazines, for payment of the labourers, coopers, armorers and other persons employed in taking care of the ordnance, arms and military stores, seven thousand eight hundred and thirty-five dollars and thirty-two cents: For five hundred rifles, purchased in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, six thousand dollars : For expense of repairing arms, equipments of cannon, cartridge-boxes, swords and every other article in the ordnance departinent, ten thousand dollars: For defraying the expenses of the Indian department, fifty thousand dollars : For the pay of the troops authorized by law, three hundred and four thousand, three hundred and eight dollars: For subsistence, three hundred and twelve thousand, five hundred and sixty-seven dollars, and seventy-five cents: For forage, thirty-four thousand eight hundred and fifty-six dollars: For clothing, one hundred and twelve thousand dollars: For equipments for cavalry, five thousand dollars : For horses for cavalry, five thousand dollars : For hospital department, twenty-five thousand dollars: For quartermaster's department, one hundred thousand dollars: For maps, hiring expresses, allowance to officers for extra expenses, printing, loss of stores, advertising, apprehending deserters, and every other contingent expense in the war department, thirty thousand dollars: For the defensive protection of the frontiers, fifty thousand dollars: For the payment of bounties, fifteen thousand two hun

dred and forty dollars. Out of what Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations funds payable. herein before made shall be paid and discharged out of the funds follow

ing, to wit:

First.—The sum of six hundred thousand dollars reserved by the act 1790, ch. 34. making provision for the debt of the United States. Secondly.—The

surplus, which may remain unexpended, of the monies appropriated for the use of the war department, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two. And, thirdly -The surplus of the existing revenues of the United States, to the end of the year, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, except what may be otherwise appropriated, during the

present session of Congress. President may

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United borrow not ex- States be authorized to borrow, on account of the said states, any sum ceeding $800,000. or sums, not exceeding, in the whole, eight hundred thousand dollars, at

a rate of interest not exceeding five per centum per annum, and reim

bursable at the pleasure of the United States, to be applied for the purOn what terms poses aforesaid, and to be repaid out of the said surplus of the duties on and of whom. imports and tonnage, to the end of the present year, one thousand seven

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