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sion to a non-commissioned officer or private soldier, shall be five dollars per month; and the proportions less than a full pension, shall be the like proportions of five dollars per month: Provided,Return of commutation. That every commissioned officer, who shall, by virtue of this act, be placed on the pension-list, as entitled to a sum less than a full pension, shall receive such pension only upon compliance with the same rule respecting a return of the commutation which he may have received, as is provided for, in the case of Captain David Cook, by an 1791, ch. 2.act of Congress, passed December the sixteenth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.

Pennions, how to be paid.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the pensioners aforesaid shall be paid in the same manner as invalid pensioners are paid, who have heretofore been placed on the list of pensioners of the United States, under such restrictions and regulations, in all respects, as are prescribed by the laws of the United States, in such cases provided.

Approved, April 20, 1796.


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May 17, 1796

Chap. ⅩⅩⅧ.—An Act to authorize Ebenezer Zane to locate certain lands in the territory of the United States northwest of the river Ohio.


Be it enacted, &c., That, upon the conditions hereinafter mentioned, there shall be granted to Ebenezer Zane three tracts of land,Grant of land to Ebenezer Zane. not exceeding one mile square each, one on the Muskingum river, one on Hockhocking river, and one other on the north bank of Sciota river, and in such situations as shall best promote the utility of a road to be opened by him on the most eligible route between Wheeling and Limestone, to be approved by the President of the United States, or such person as he shall appoint for that purpose; Provided,Proviso. Such tracts shall not interfere with any existing claim, location, or survey; nor include any salt spring, nor the lands on either side of the river Hockhocking at the falls thereof.

Ebenezer Zane to procure the tracts to be surveyed at his own expense, &c.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That upon the said Zane’s procuring, at his own expense, the said tracts to be surveyed, in such way and manner as the President of the United States shall approve, and returning into the treasury of the United States plats thereof, together with warrants granted by the United States for military land bounties, to the amount of the number of acres contained in the said three tracts; and also, producing satisfactory proof, by the first day of January next, that the aforesaid road is opened, and ferries established upon the rivers aforesaid, for the accommodation of travellers, and giving security that such ferries shall be maintained during the pleasure of Congress; the President of the United States shall be, and he hereby is, authorized and empowered to issue letters patent, in the name and under the seal of the United States, thereby granting and conveying to the said Zane, and his heirs, the said tracts of land located and surveyed as aforesaid; which patents shall be countersigned by the secretary of state, and recorded in his office: Provided always,Proviso. That the rates of ferriage, at such ferries, shall, from time to time, be ascertained by any two of the judges of the territory northwest of the river Ohio, or such other authority as shall be appointed for that purpose.

Approved, May 17, 1796.


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May 30, 1796

Chap. ⅩⅬⅡ.—An Act for the relief of Sylvanus Bourne.


Be it enacted, &c., That the accounting officers of the Treasury be authorized and directed to settle the account of Sylvanus Bourne,Treasury to settle accounts of S. Bourne. Vice-Consul of the United States at Amsterdam, for advances by him made,

for the relief of the master and crew of the ship Washington, which