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of this act, or shall demand other or greater sums ry, now in the service of the United States, be augthan shall be authorized by law, shall be liable to mented accordingly: Provided, always, That the pay a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. President of the United States may, in his discreto be recovered by and for the use of the party tion, appoint and distribule such additional numinjured, with costs of suit, in any court having com- ber of surgeon's mates, and for such length of time, petent jurisdiction; and each and every collector as the exigencies of the service may require. shall, if required, give receipts for all sums by them Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Precollected, and retained, in pursuance of this act. sident of the United States be and he is hereby au
Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That for thorized to raise, in addition to the present Milicollecting the said tax, there shall be allowed and tary Establishment, iwelve regimenis of infantry, paid the following sums, and no more, to be re- and six troops of light dragoons, to be enlisted for tained by the several officers hereinafter men- and during che continuance of the existing differtioned, in the final settlement of their accounts, ences between the United States and the French respectively; that is to say, to each supervisor, Republic, unless sooner discharged; and the said one-half per centum on the whole amount of the six troops, together with the two troops of dragoods mopeys by him received and accounted for, under now in service, shall be formed into a regiment, and by virtue of this act; to every inspector, one and there shall be appointed thereto one lieutenant fourth per centum on the whole amount of the colonel commandant, two majors, one adjutant, moneys to be by him received and accounted for one paymaster, one quartermaster, one sergeant as aforesaid ; and to every collector, five per cen- major, and one quartermaster sergeant, whose pay tum on the whole amount of the moneys by him and emoluments, as well as those of the cornets, reto be received and accounted for, as aforesaid : spectively, shall be the same as are by law allowed Provided, That no collector shall receive the said to officers of the same grades in the infantry. allowance, for, or in respect to any sum for which Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, Thai there a warrant of distress shall have been issued by shall be two major generals, with two aids-dehim; and Provided also, That no collector who camp each; one inspector general, with the rank, shall refuse or neglect to render, according to this pay, and emoluments of a major general, and two act, any monthly account of moneys by him re- aids-de-camp; three brigadier generals, in addition ceived, as aforesaid, or to pay over the same, as is to the present establishment; two assistant inhereby directed, shall be entitled to, or receive the spectors, (who shall be taken from the line of the said allowance, upon all or any of the moneys by Army ;) one adjutant general, with one or more him collected, within the month for which he assistant or assistants, to be taken from the line of shall so refuse or neglect to account and pay over the Army ; and four chaplains. as aforesaid.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the maSec. 20. And be it further enacted, That there jor generals, respectively, shall be entitled to one shall be allowed to the surveyors of the revenue hundred and sixty-six dollars monthly pay, with respectively, to be paid by the supervisors respect- twenty dollars allowance for forage monthly, and ively, and exhibited in their accounts, as part of for daily subsistence fifteen rations, or money in the charge of the said collection, for preparing lieu thereof at the contract price; the adjutant collection lists, and computing the taxes payable general shall be entitled to the rank, pay, and for each individual, at the rate of one dollar for emoluments of a brigadier general; each chaplain every hundred taxables contained in any such list. to the pay and emoluments of a major; the aids
Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That a sep- de-camp and assistant inspectors shall each be enarate account shall be kept at the Treasury of the titled to twenty-four dollars monthly, in addition United States of all moneys to be collected and to their pay in the line, and to four rations of proreceived by virtue of this act; distinguishing the visions each for their daily subsistence; and whenseveral amounts received from dwelling-houses, ever forage shall not be furnished by the public, from slaves, and from lands, within each State, ten dollars per month in lieu thereof. and also distinguishing the amount received in Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each each State from each separate description of non-commissioned officer, private, and musician, dwelling-houses, paying the same rate per centum. who shall hereafter be enlisted for the Army of Approved, July 14, 1798.
the United States, shall be able-bodied, and of a size and age suitable for the public service, accord
ing to the directions which the President of the An Act to augment the Army of the United States, and United States shall and may establish; and shall for other purposes.
be entitled to a bounty of twelve dollars; but the Be it enacted, fc., That, from and after the pass- payment of four dollars thereof shall be deferred ing of this act, each regiment of infantry in the until he shall have joined the Army; and each comArmy of the United States shall consist of one lieu- missioned officer, who shall be employed in the tenant colonel commandant, two majors, one adju- recruiting service, shall be entitled to receive for tant, one paymaster, one quartermaster,one surgeon, each such non-commissioned officer and private, two surgeon's mates, ten captains, ten lieutenaats, and for each efficient musician duly enlisted and ien ensigns, one sergeant major, one quartermaster mustered, the sum of two dollars. sergeant, two senior musicians, forty sergeants, Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the forty corporals, twenty musicians, and six hundred monthly pay of the non-commissioned officers, privates; and that the several regiments of infant- musicians, and privates, in the Army of the United Acts of Congress.
States, from and after the fifth day of August next, Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from shall be as follows: cadets, ten dollars and two and after the first day of September pext, no colrations per day; sergeant majors and quartermas- lector shall grant to any ship or vessel whose enter sergeants, ten dollars; senior musicians, eight rolment or license for carrying on the coasting dollars; sergeants, eight dollars; corporals, seven trade has expired, a new enrolment or license before dollars; nusicians, six dollars; privates, five dol- the master of such ship or vessel shall first render lars. Artificers to the infantry and artillery, and a true account to the collector, of the number of farriers and saddlers to the dragoons, shall be al- seamen, and the time they have severally been lowed each the monthly pay of ten dollars. That employed on board such ship or vessel, during the every non-commissioned officer, private, and mu- continuing of the license which has so expired, and sician, shall receive daily the following rations of pay to such collector twenty cents per month for provisions, to wit: one pound and a quarter of beef, every month such seamen have been severally or three-quarters of a pound of pork, eighteen gunces employed, as aforesaid; which sum the said master of bread or flour, a gill of rum, brandy, or whiskey; is hereby authorized to retain out of the wages of and at the rate of two quarts of salt, four quarts of such seamen. And if any such master shall render vinegar, four pounds of soap, and one pound and a a false account of the number of men, and the length half of candles, to every hundred rations. of time they have severally been employed, as is
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the Pre- herein required, he shall forfeit and pay one hunsident of the United States be, and he hereby is, dred dollars. authorized to appoint a number, not exceeding Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall four, teachers of the arts and sciences necessary for be the duty of the several collectors to make a the instruction of the artillerists and engineers, quarterly return of the sums collected by them, who shall be entitled to the monthly pay of fifty respectively, by virtue of this act, to the Secretary dollars and two rations per day.
of the Treasury; and the President of the United Sec. 8. And be it furiher enacted, That the of- States is hereby authorized, out of the same, to ficers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and provide for the temporary relief and maintenance privates, raised by virtue of this act, shall take and of sick or disabled seamen, in the hospitals or other subscribe the oath or affirmation prescribed by the institutions nuw established in the several ports law, entitled "An act to asceriain and fix the of the United States, or in ports where no such Military Establishment of the United States," and institutions exist, then in such other manner as he they shall be governed by the rules and articles shall direct: Provided, That the moneys collected of war, which have been or may be established by in any one district shall be expended within the law, and shall be entitled to the legal emolumenis same. in case of wounds or disabilities, received while Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That if any in actual service, and in the line of duty. And in surplus shall remain of the moneys to be collected, the recess of the Senate, the President of the Uni- by virtue of this act, after defraying the expense ted States is hereby authorized to appoint all the of such temporary relief and support, that the same, regimental officers proper to be appointed under together with such private donations as may be this act, and likewise to make appointments to fill made for that purpose, which the President is hereby any vacancies in the Army, which may have hap- authorized to receive, shall be invested in the stock pened during the present session of the Senate. of the United States, under the direction of the
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That there President; and when, in his opinion, a sufficient shall be appointed an inspector of the artillery, fund shall be accumulated, he is hereby authorized taken from the line of artillerists and engineers, to purchase or receive cessions or donations of who shall be allowed thirty dollars per month in ground or buildings, in the name of the United addition to his pay in the line, and four rations or States, and to cause buildings, when necessary, to provisions for his daily subsistence; and whenever be erected as hospitals for the accommodation of forage shall not be furnished by the public, he shall sick and disabled seamen. be allowed ten dollars per month instead thereof. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the PreApproved, July 16, 1798.
sident of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to nominate and appoint, in such ports
of the United States as he may think proper, one An Act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen.
or more persons, to be called Directors of ihe MaBe it enacted, fc., That, from and after the first rine Hospital of the United States, whose duty it day of September next, the master or owner of shall be to direct the expenditure of the fundasevery ship or vessel of the United States, arriving signed for their respective ports, according to the from a foreign port into any port of the United third section of this act; to provide for the accomStates, shall
, before such ship or vessel shall be modation of sick and disabled seamen, under such admitted to an entry, render to the collector a true general instructions as shall be given by the Preaccount of the number of seamen that shall have sident of the United States for that purpose, and been employed on board such vessel since she also subject to the like general instructions to was last entered at any port in the United States, direct and govern such hospitals as the President and shall pay to the said collector, at the rate of may direct to be built in the respective ports; and twenty cents per month for every seaman so em- that the said directors shall hold their offices duployed; which sum he is hereby authorized to ring the pleasure of the President, who is authorretain out of the wages of such seaman.
ized to fill up all vacancies that may be occasioned Acts of Congress. by the death or removal of any of the persons so or bodies politic or corporate, or from any person to be appointed; and the said directors shall ren- or persons, and upon such terms and conditions as der an account of the moneys received and ex- he shall judge most advantageous for the United pended by them, once in every quarter of a year, to States, a sum not exceeding five millions of dolthe Secretary of the Treasury, or such other per-| lars, in addition to the moneys to be received in son as the President shall direct; but no other the Treasury of the United States from taxes, for allowance or compensation shall be made to the making up any deficiency in any appropriation said Directors, except the payment of such expen- heretofore made by law, or to be made during the ses as they may incur in the actual discharge of present session of Congress; and defraying the the duties required by this act.
expenses which may be incurred, by calling into Approved, July 16, 1798.
actual service any part of the militia of the Uni
ted States, or by raising, equipping, and calling An Act for erecting a light-house at Gay Head, on Mar- | into actual service, any regular troops or volun
tha's Vineyard, and for other purposes. teers, pursuant to authorities vested or to be vested Be it enacted, fc., That, as soon as the jurisdiction in the President of the United States by law: of such land ai "Gay Head, on the western part of Provided, That no engagement nor contract shall Martha's Vineyard, in the State of Massachusetts, I be entered into which shall preclude the United as the President of the United States shall deem States from reimbursing any sum or sums borsufficient, and most proper for the accommodation of rowed at any time after the expiration of fifteen a light-house, shall have been ceded to the United years from the date of such loan. States, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That so much Treasury to provide by contract, which shall be as may be necessary of the surplus of the duties approved by the President, for building a light on imports and tonnage, beyond the permanent house thereon, and for furnishing the same with appropriations heretofore charged upon them by all necessary supplies; and, also, to agree for the law, shall be and hereby is pledged and appropriasalaries and wages of the person or persons who ted for paying the interest of all such moneys as may be appointed by the President, for the super- may be borrowed, pursuant to this act, according intendence of the same; and the President is here to the terms and conditions on which the loan or by authorized to make the said appointments.
loans, respectively, may be effected: and also for Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, as soon paying and discharging the principal sum or sums as such land, at the New Inlet of Cape Fear river, of any such loan or loans, according to the terms in the State of North Carolina, as the President and conditions to be fixed as aforesaid: and the of the United States shall deem sufficient and most faith of the United States shall be and hereby is proper whereon to erect a lighted beacon, shall pledged to establish sufficient permanent revenues have been ceded to the United States, together for making up any deficiency that may hereafter with the jurisdiction thereof, it shall be the duty of appear in the provisions for paying the said interest the Secretary of the Treasury to provide, by con- and principal sums, or any of them, in manner tract, for erecting a lighted beacon thereon; and
aforesaid. also for placing a buoy in the inlet aforesaid, and
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the for furnishing the same with all necessary supplies. sums to be borrowed, pursuant to this act, shall be
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, for the paid into the Treasury of the United States, and purpose aforesaid, and also for the payment of such there separately accounted for; and that the same sum as shall be found due to the commissioners of shall be and hereby are appropriated in manner pilotage of the port of Savannah, in the State of following: first, to make up any deficiency in any Georgia, for erecting a beacon, and placing
sundry appropriation heretofore made by law, or to be buoys at the said port, on a settlement of their made during the present session of Congress; and, accounts at the Treasury, there be appropriated, secondly, to defray the expenses which may be out of any moneys in the Treasury, not otherwise incurred before the end of the next session of Conparticularly appropriated, the sum of five thousand gress, by calling into actual service any part of seven hundred and fifty dollars: Provided, always, the militia of the United States, or by raising, That no payment shall be made for erecting the equipping, and calling into actual service, any resaid beacon'until the land whereon the same has gular troops or volunteers, pursuant to authorities been erected, together with the jurisdiction thereof, vested or to be vested in the President of the Unishall have been ceded to the United States, agree
ted States by law. able to law, and in like manner as has been done Approved, July 16, 1798. Approved. July 16, 1798.
An Act to suspend, for a further time, the duties upon
the manufacture of snuff within the United States, An Act to enable the President of the United States to and the drawbacks upon the exportation thereof. borrow money for the public service.
Be it enacted, fc., That all such parts of any Be it enacted, fc., That the President of the Uni- laws. heretofore passed, as impose duties upon ted States shall be, and hereby is, authorized to mills and implements employed in the manufacborrow, on behalf of the United States, from the ture of snuff, or allow drawbacks upon the exportaBank of the United States, which is hereby au- tion of snuffmanufactured within the United States, thorized to lend the same, or from any other body shall be, and the same hereby are, suspended until
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the end of the first session of the sixth Congress of in addition to the former appropriations, the sum the United States.
of i wenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid from Approved, July 16, 1798.
any moneys which shall be in the Treasury of the
United States, not already appropriated. An Act to make a further appropriation for the addi- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the tional naval armament.
President of the United States shall be, and he is Be it enacted, f-c., That the sum of six hundred hereby, authorized to borrow of the Bank of the thousand dollars shall be, and hereby is, appropri- United States, who are hereby enabled to lend ated, to enable the President of the United States the same, or of any other corporation, person or to cause to be built and equipped three ships or persons, the sum of two millions of dollars, upon vessels, to be of a force not less than thirty-two the credit
, and in anticipation of, the direct iar, guns each, and of the dimensions and model which laid and to be collected within the United States; he shall deem most advantageous for the public which tax shall be, and is hereby; pledged for the service, as part of the additional paval armament re-payment of any loan which shall be obtained authorized by law.
thereon, as aforesaid; and the faith of the United Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the States shall be, and is hereby, pledged to make timber and other materials belonging to the Uni- good any deficiency: Provided, That the interest ted States, proper for building and equipping the to be allowed for such loan shall not exceed six ships or vessels aforesaid, remaining in their sev- per centum per annum; and that the principal shall eral dock-yards, and elsewhere, may be employed, be reimbursed at the pleasure of the United States. under the direction of the President of the United
Approved, July 16, 1798. Siates, in effecting the purposes of this act, or may be othewise disposed of, as he shall think best. And An Act to alter and amend the several acts for the esthe sum hereby appropriated shall
be paid out of
tablishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, any unappropriated money in the Treasury.
and Navy Departments. Approved, July 16, 1798.
Be it enacted, fc., That there shall be in the An Act in further addition to the act, entitled « An Department of the Navy, an officer to be de
act to establish the judicial courts of the United nominated Accountant of the Navy, who shall be States."
charged with the settlement of all accounts for Be it enacted, fc., That the judges of the supreme by or under the direction of the Secretary of the
moneys advanced and stores issued or distributed court, and of the several districi courts of the Uni. Navy, and who shall report
, from time to time, all ted States, and all judges and justices of the courts such settlements as shall have been made by him for of the several States, having authority, by the laws money advanced or issued, for the inspection and of the United States, to take cognizance of offences revision of the accounting officers of the Treasury; against the Constitution and laws thereof, shall And the compensation of the said accountant shall respectively have the like power and authority to be a yearly salary of one thousand six hundred hold to security of the peace, and for good beha- dollars. And all letters and packages to and from viour, in cases arising under the Constitution and said accountant, by mail
, shall be free of postage. laws of the United States, as may or can be law
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the fully exercised by any judge or justice of the Treasurer of the United States shall disburse all peace of the respective States, in cases cognizable such money as shall have been previously ordered before them.
for the use of the Department of the Navy, by warApproved, July 16, 1798.
rants from the Treasury, which disbursements shall
be made pursuant to warrants from the Secretary An Act making certain appropriations, and to author of the Navy, countersigned by the accountant.
ize the President to obtain a loan on the credit of the Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all purdirect tax,
chases, and contracts, for supplies or services for Be it enacted, f-c., That there shall be, and the military and naval service of the United States, there hereby are, appropriated, the following sums, shall be made by or under the direction of the chief that is to towards defraying the bounties, officers of the Departments of War and the Navy, pay, and other expenditures, which shall and respectively, and all agents or contractors for supmay accrue, in the augmentation of the Army of plies or services as aforesaid, shall render their acthe United States, pursuant to the act, entitled counts for settlement to the accountant of the pro
An act to augment ihe Army of the United States, per department for which such supplies or serviand for other purposes,” the sum of nine hundred ces are required, subject nevertheless to the inspecthousand dollars; and, addition to the sums tion and revision of the officers of the Treasury in heretofore appropriated for such fortifications as manner before prescribed. the President of the United States shall cause to Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be erected or completed, the further sum of seventy- be the duty of the Purveyor of Public Supplies, five thousand dollars; and for the further expenses to execute all such orders as he may from time to of the commissioners appointed pursuant in the time receive from the Secretary of War or Secre treaty between the United States and Spain, and tary of the Navy, relative to the procuring and for the extraordinary expenses of making and run- providing of all kinds of stores and supplies ; and ning certain boundary lines required by the same, I shall render his accounts relative thereto to the
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accountants of the proper departments, which ac- Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the counts shall be subject to the inspection and re- aforesaid appropriations shall be paid out of the vision of the officers of the Treasury, as aforesaid. sum of six hundred thousand dollars, reserved by
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the pro- the act “making provision for the debts of the Univisions of the act passed on the eighth day of May ted States." one thousand seven hundred and ninety-wo, en- Approved, July 16, 1798. . titled “ An act making alterations in ihe Treasury and War Departments,” and the act passed An Act authorizing the grant and conveyance of a ceron the twenty third day of February, one thousand
tain lot of ground to Elie Williams. * seven hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act Be it enacted, foc., That the Secretary of the to establish the office of Purveyor of Public Sup Treasury be, and hereby is, authorized to conplies,” so far as the same are repugnant to the tract with Elie Williams, for the sale of a certain provisions of this act, be, and the same are hereby, lot of ground, twenty perches in length, and sixrepealed.
teen perches in breadth, situate in the town of CinSec. 6. And be it further enacted, That all con- cinnati
, in the Terrritory Northwest of the Ohio, it tracts to be made, by virtue of this act, or of any being the same lot on which certain buildings were law of the United States, and requiring the ad- erected by the said Elie Williams and Robert Elvance of money, or to be in any manner con- liot, deceased, when contractors for supplying the nected with the settlement of public accounts, western army with provisions. shall be deposited in the office of the Comptroller Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That on payof the Treasury of the United States, within ninety ment into the Treasury of the United States of days after their dates, respectively.
such sum or sums of money as shall have been Approved, July 16, 1798.
agreed upon between the said Elie Williams and
the Secretary of the Treasury, as the price of the An Act making certain additional appropriations for the above-mentioned lot, the President of the United year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight. States be, and he is hereby authorized, to grant a Be it enacted, fc., That for the compensation patent for the same, to the said Elie Williams, his of clerks to the commissioners of loans, and an al- heirs or assigns. lowance to certain loan officers, in lieu of clerk Approved, July 16, 1798. hire, and to defray the authorized expenses of the several loan officers, for and during the year one An Act to amend the act entitled "An act to suspend thousand seven bundred and ninety-eight, there
the commercial intercourse between the United States shall be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of
and France, and the dependencies thereof." thirteen thousand dollars.
Be it enacted, fc., That the provision for givSec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the ing bond and finding sufficient surety or sureties expenses incident to the Navy Department, for for vessels bound on foreign voyages, as required and during the present year, including the com- in the second section of the act, entitled, “An act pensation of the Secretary of the Navy, his clerks, to suspend the commercial intercourse bei ween the and persons employed in his office, with the con- United States and France, and the dependencies tingent expenses of the Department, there shall be, thereof,” shall extend no further, than to obligaand hereby is, appropriated the sum of six thou- tions to the amount of the value of the vessels resand two hundred and fourteen dollars and seven- spectively, and to a sum in addition thereto equal ty-two cents.
to one third of the value of the cargo. Provided, Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That for the That in no case the surety or sureties shall be anexpenses incident to the office of the Accountant swerable for more than ten thousand dollars, any of the Navy Department, for and during the pres- thing in the act above-mentioned to the contrary ent year, including the compensation of the Ac- notwithstanding. countani, his clerks, and persons employed in his Approved, July 16, 1798. office, with all contingent expenses thereof, there shall be, and hereby is, appropriated the sum of Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representwo thousand and forty-five dollars and nine cents. tatives of the United States of America, in Con
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That for the gress assembled, That the Secretary of State be, additional expenses incident to the present session and he hereby is, authorized and directed to cause of Congress, for printing, stationery, and other con to be printed a number of copies, not exceeding tingencies, there shall be, and hereby are, appropri- ten thousand, of the instructions to the Envoys ated the following sums, viz: for the Senate one Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary of thousand dollars; for the House of Representatives the United States, to the French Republic, and of four thousand dollars.
all the despatches hitherto received from them, and Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That for re- which have been communicated by the President paying to the Bank of the United States, a sum of the United States to both Houses of Congress, advanced upon bills drawn by the Treasury of the and to cause the same to be distributed, gratis, United Staies, in favor of the cashier of the said throughout the United States, and particularly in Bank, upon the supervisor of the district of New such parts thereof, wherein the dissemination of Hampshire, and protested, there shall be, and here information, through the medium of newspapers, by is, appropriated the sum of five thousand five is the most obstructed. hundred and six dollars.
Approved, June 22, 1798.