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Specific appro For compensation to the Comptroller of the Treasury, clerks and priations for support of gov.

persons employed in his office, ten thousand nine hundred dollars. ernment, for

For expense of stationery, printing and all other contingent expenses 1796.

in the Comptroller's office, eight hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Treasurer, clerks and persons employed in his office, four thousand four hundred dollars.

For expense of firewood, stationery, printing, rent, and other contingencies in the treasurer's office, six hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Auditor of the Treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For expense of stationery, printing, and other contingent expenses in the auditor's office, six hundred dollars.

For compensation to the commissioner of the revenue, clerks and persons employed in his office, five thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For expense of stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses in the office of the commissioner, four hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Register of the Treasury, clerks and persons employed in his office, fourteen thousand seven hundred dollars.

For expense of stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses in the register's office (including books for the public stocks) two thousand eight hundred dollars.

For compensation to the purveyor of public supplies, including his salary from the time of his appointment to the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, three thousand six hundred and ninety-four dollars and forty-four cents.

For the payment of rent for the several houses employed in the treasury department (except the treasurer's office) one thousand nine hundred and eighty-six dollars and sixty-eight cents.

For expense of firewood and candles in the several offices of the treasury department, (except the treasurer's office) three thousand dollars.

For defraying the expense incident to the stating and printing the public accounts, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninetysix, one thousand dollars.

For the payment of certain incidental and contingent expenses of the treasury department, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninetyfive, beyond the sum which was appropriated, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the several loan officers, thirteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For payment of clerks allowed to several of the loan offices, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, by an act of the last session of Congress, ten thousand one hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of War, clerks and persons employed in his office, seven thousand and fifty dollars.

For expense of firewood, stationery, printing, rent, and other contingent expenses of the office of the Secretary of War (including the rent of the General Post Office which is kept under the same roof) one thousand eight hundred dollars.

For compensation to the accountant to the War department, clerks and persons employed in his office, six thousand four hundred and fifty dollars.

For contingent expenses in the office of the accountant to the War department, six hundred dollars.

For compensations to the following officers of the Mint: The Director, two thousand dollars; the Treasurer, one thousand two hundred dollars; the Assayer, one thousand five hundred dollars; the Chief Coiner, one thousand five hundred dollars; the Melter and Refiner, one

thousand five hundred dollars; the Engraver, one thousand two hundred

Specific apdollars; three clerks, at five hundred dollars each, one thousand five propriations for

support of govhundred dollars.

ernment, for For the purchase of copper for the use of the mint, thirteen thousand 1796. dollars.

For defraying the expenses of labourers in the different branches of refining, melting and coining at the mint, eight thousand dollars.

For the pay of mechanics employed in repairing and making machinery for the mint, three thousand two hundred and sixty-four dollars.

For the purchase of ironmongery, lead, wood, coals, stationery, officefurniture, and for other contingencies of the establishment of the mint, eight thousand seven hundred dollars.

For making good deficiencies in the former appropriations for the mint, to the end of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, eighteen thousand three hundred 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 sundry pensions, granted by the late government, Pensions. two thousand and seven dollars and seventy-three cents.

For the annual allowance to the widow and orphan children of Colonel John Harding, and to the orphan children of Major Alexander Trueman, by the act of Congress of the twenty-seventh of February, one

1793, ch. 14. thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For the annual allowance for the education of Hugh Mercer, son of the late Major General Mercer, by the act of Congress of the second of

1793, ch. 28. March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, four hundred dollars.

For the discharge of such demands against the United States, on account of the civil department, not otherwise provided for, as shall have been ascertained and admitted in due course of settlement, at the treasury, and which are of a nature, according to the usage thereof, to require payment in specie, three thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the support of lighthouses, For support of beacons, buoys, and public piers, for the year one thousand seven hun- lighthouses, &c. dred and ninety-six; and to satisfy certain miscellaneous claims, stated in the report of the Secretary of the Treasury, of the fourteenth of December last, there be appropriated a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand six hundred and seventy-two dollars and nine cents, that is to say:

For the maintenance and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, public piers, and stakeage of channels, bars and shoals, twenty-four thousand dollars.

To repay David Lenox, late marshal of the district of Pennsylvania, for payments made, with the approbation of the judge of the said district, to sundry persons, for summoning jurors to attend the district court of Pennsylvania, upon the trial of sundry persons committed for high treason, two hundred and fifty-six dollars and eighty-eight cents.

For the payment of a balance due to Lewis Pintard, agent for American prisoners in the city of New York, during the late war, four hundred and twenty-nine dollars and twenty-one cents.

For the payment of a balance due to the representatives of Thomas Smith, Jate commissioner of the loan office for the state of Pennsylvania, bine thousand and eleven dollars and ninety-seven cents.

For the payment of a balance due to the representatives of Joseph

Specific ap. Clark, late commissioner of the loan office for the state of Rhode Island, propriations for support of

one thousand nine hundred and seventy-four dollars and three cents.

gov.
ernment, for For the discharge of such miscellaneous demands against the United
1796.

States, other than those on account of the civil department, not other-
wise provided for, and which shall have been ascertained and admitted
in due course of settlement at the treasury, and which are of a nature,
according to the usage thereof, to require payment in specie, two thou-
sand dollars.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations
Ante, p. 138. herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the fund of six

hundred thousand dollars, reserved by the act “making provision for
the debt of the United States."

APPROVED, February 5, 1796.
STATUTE I.

Feb. 19, 1796. CHAP. II.-An Act further extending the time for receiving on Loan the Domestic

Debt of the United States. (Obsolete.] Act of March Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives 3, 1797, ch. 25. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the term the term for re.

for receiving on loan that part of the domestic debt of the United States, ceiving on loan which has not been subscribed, in pursuance of the provisions heretofore the domestic

made by law for that purpose, be, and the same is hereby further debt.

extended, until the thirty-first day of December next, on the same terms Ante, p. 138. and conditions, as are contained in the act, intituled “An act making Proviso. provision for the debt of the United States :" Provided, That the books

for receiving the said subscriptions shall be opened only at the treasury

of the United States.
Reimburse Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful to reimburse
ment of part of so much of the principal of the debt or stock, which may be subscribed,
the principal.

pursuant to this act, as will make the reimbursement thereof equal in
proportion and degree, to that of the same stock subscribed antecedent to
the present year; and the said reimburseinent shall be made at the expi-
ration of the quarter in which such debt or stock shall be subscribed,

and pursuant to the rules and conditions prescribed by the act, intituled 1795, ch. 45. “ An act making further provision for the support of public credit, and

for the redemption of the public debt." Provision for the payment of

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That such of the creditors of the interest to non

United States, as have not subscribed, and shall not subscribe to the subscribers. said loan, shall, nevertheless, receive, during the year one thousand

seven hundred and ninety-six, a rate per centum on the amount of such
of their demands as have been registered, or as shall be registered at the

treasury, conformably to the directions in the act, intituled “An act Ante, p. 138. making provision for the debt of the United States,” equal to the interest

which would be payable to them as subscribing creditors.

APPROVED, February 19, 1796.

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March 10, 1796. Chap. IV.-An Act for allowing compensation to the members of the Senale and (Obsolete.)

House of Representalives of the United States, and to certain officers of both Houses.
Allowance to Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That at every
session of Congress, and at every meeting of the Senate in the recess of
Congress, from and after the third day of March in the present year,
each Senator shall be entitled to receive six dollars for every day be
shall attend the Senate; and shall also be allowed, at the commence-
ment and end of every such session and meeting, six dollars for every
twenty miles of the estimated distance, by the most usual road, from his
place of residence to the seat of Congress : And in case any member of

tives,

the Senate shall be detained by sickness, on his journey to or from any such session or meeting, or, after his arrival, shall be unable to attend the Senate, he shall be entitled to the same daily allowance: Provided Proviso. always, that no Senator shall be allowed a sum exceeding the rate of six dollars per day, from the end of one such session or meeting, to the time of his taking a seat in another.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That at each session of Congress, Allowance to each Representative shall be entitled to receive six dollars for every day Representa

tives. he shall attend the House of Representatives; and shall be allowed, at the commencement and end of each session, six dollars for every twenty miles of the estimated distance, by the most usual road, from his place of residence to the seat of Congress : And in case any Representative shall be detained by sickness, on his journey to or from the session of Congress, or, after his arrival, shall be unable to attend the House of Representatives, he shall be entitled to the daily allowance aforesaid; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be entitled to receive, in addition to his compensation as a Representative, six dollars for every day he shall attend the House: Provided always, That no Proviso. Representative shall be allowed a sum exceeding the rate of six dollars 1812, ch. 127. per day, from the end of one such session or meeting, to the time of his taking a seat in another.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to Allowance to each chaplain of Congress at the rate of five hundred dollars per annum,

the chaplains; during the session of Congress; to the Secretary of the Senate, and to the Secretary Clerk of the House of Representatives, fifteen hundred dollars per and the Clerk of annum, each, to commence from the time of their respective appoint- the House of ments; and also a further allowance of two dollars per day to each, Representaduring the session of that branch, for which he officiates. And the said Secretary and Clerk shall each be allowed (when the President of the Senate, or Speaker shall deem it necessary) to employ one principal To Clerks ; Clerk, who shall be paid three dollars per day, and two engrossing

1802, ch. 35. Clerks, who shall be paid two dollars per day, each, during the session, with the like compensations to such Clerks, respectively, while they shall be necessarily employed in the recess.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to the to the SerjeantSergeant-at-arms, the sum of four dollars per day, during every session at-arms. of Congress, and while employed on the business of the House.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the said compensation, How the said which shall be due to the members and officers of the Senate, shall be compensations

shall be certi. certified by the President; and that which shall be due to the members

fied, &c. and officers of the House of Representatives, shall be certified by the Speaker; and the same shall be passed as public accounts, and paid out of the public treasury. APPROVED, March 10, 1796.

STATUTE I. Chap. V.-An Act providing relief, for a limited time, in certain cases of invalid March 10, 1796. Registers.

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

Secretary of States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury to alTreasury be, and he is hereby empowered, to allow to such vessels and low certain pritheir cargoes, whose registers have already, or that may, before the close of invalid regis. of the present session of Congress, become invalid, by reason of a noncompliance with the terms of the fifth section of the act

concerning

conditions.

Ante, p. 287. the registering and recording of ships or vessels,” the same privileges and benefits, they would have been entitled to, if no such invalidity had taken place: Provided, it shall appear to him, that such non-compliance did not proceed from wilful negligence or an intention of fraud: And provided also, that a new register shall be obtained, in the manner preVol 1-57

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scribed by law, for such vessels respectively, as may now be within the United States, within ninety days from the passing of this act; and for others, within the same time after their first arrival within the United States.

APPROVED, March 10, 1796. STATUTE I.

Chap. VII.-An Act making a partial appropriation for the support of the MiliMarch 12, 1796. tary establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-siz.

(Obsolete.) Appropriation Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives for the expense of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of the military establishment. of five hundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated

towards defraying the expenses of the military establishment, for the

year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six. Out of what Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said sum shall be paid funds payable. and discharged out of the funds following, to wit: First, the balance

which may remain unexpended of the sum of six hundred thousand dolAnte, p. 138. lars, reserved by the act“ making provision for the debt of the United

States,” after satisfying the appropriations made in the present session, for the support of government: Secondly, the surplus of revenue and income beyond the appropriations heretofore charged thereupon, to the end of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six.

APPROVED, March 12, 1796. STATUTE I. March 23, 1796. Chap. VIII.-An Act for the relief of certain officers and soldiers who have been

wounded or disabled in the actual service of the United States. [Obsolete.) Provision for Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the persons wound. United States of America in Congress assembled, That every commisthe militia, and sioned, non-commissioned officer, private or musician, who has been for volunteers in wounded or disabled, while in the line of his duty, in actual service, the like case.

called out by authority of any law of the United States, while he belonged to the militia; or any volunteer not belonging to the militia, who has been wounded or disabled, while in the line of his duty, in actual service, as aforesaid, shall be placed on the list of invalids of the United States, at such rate of pay, and under such regulations, as shall be

directed by the President of the United States for the time being: ProExtent of com. vided, the rate of compensation for such wounds and disabilities shall pensation to be never exceed for the highest disabilities, half the monthly pay received allowed.

by any commissioned officer, at the time of being so wounded or disabled; and that the rate of compensation to non-commissioned officers, privates and musicians, shall never exceed five dollars per month; and

that all inferior disabilities shall entitle the person so disabled, to receive What persons only a sum in proportion to the highest disability: And provided, that this provision these provisions shall not be construed to extend to any person wounded extends to.

or disabled, before the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred

and eighty-nine, nor to any person wounded or disabled since that time, Application 10 who has made application for a pension, under any existing law of the be made within United States, and has been denied, or admitted on the pension list: the end of the And provided, that all applications herein shall be made within one year session. after the end of the present session of Congress.

APPROVED, March 23, 1796. STATUTE I. March 31, 1796. Chap. X.-An Act making certain provisions in regard to the Circuit Court, for

the district of North Carolina. [Obsolete.)

WHEREAS a sufficient quorum of judges did not attend to hold the circuit court, for the district of North Carolina, for the purpose of doing

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