PRIVATE ACTS OF THE FOURTH CONGRESS
Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the seventh day of December, 1795, and ended on the first day of June, 1796.
George Washington, President. John Adams, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate. Samuel Livermore, President of the Senate pro tempore from the 12th of May. Jonathan Dayton, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Chap. Ⅲ.—An Act for the relief of Benjamin Strother.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Accounts of Benjamin Strother to be settled. That the proper accounting offices settle the accounts of Lieutenant Benjamin Strother, for supporting a number of recruits, on their march to the army, and allow him a reasonable sum for such expenditures, on his producing satisfactory proof that he has made such expenditures in the service of the United States.
Approved, February 26, 1796.
Chap. Ⅵ.—An Act for the relief of Israel Loring.
Be it enacted, &c.,Certain drawback to be allowed to Israel Loring. That the collector of the district of New York be, and he is hereby authorized, at any time within sixty days after the passing of this act, to allow the drawback upon such a quantity of indigo, as was imported into New York from New Orleans, on the tenth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, by Israel Loring, in the brigantine Diana, Allen Hill, master, and which was, on the nineteenth of August following, entered for exportation on board the brig Lydia, John H. Shackerly, master, for Amsterdam; notwithstanding bonds were not given, and an oath was not taken, at the time of exportation: Provided, That every other requisite has been complied with relative thereto, which, by law, is required to entitle him to the same.
Approved, March 10, 1796.
Chap. Ⅸ.—An Act for the relief of Joze Roiz Silva.
Be it enacted, &c.,J.R. Silva refunded a surplus of duties, on producing certain proofs. That the collector of the district of New York be, and he is hereby authorized, at any time within sixty days after the passing of this act, to receive from Joze Roiz Silva, of the city of New York, merchant, invoices and other proofs respecting the value of a cargo of wines imported by him into the said district, in or about the month of June, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, in the brig Mary, William Hopper, master, from the island of Graciosa; andif it shall appear to the satisfaction of the said collector, that the said