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was wrecked on the coast of Holland in November last; and that the amount thereof be paid him out of the Treasury of the United States

Approved, May 30, 1796.


Statute Ⅰ.



June 1, 1796

Chap. ⅬⅣ.—An Act to indemnify the estate of the late Major-General Nathaniel Greene, for a certain bond entered into by him during the late war.


The late Gen. Greene’s estate indemnified to amount of a certain bond to Harris and Blachford.Be it enacted, &c., That the United States shall and will indemnify the estate of the late General Greene, for the sum of eleven thousand two hundred and ninety-seven pounds nine shillings and eight pence, sterling money, being the amount due on the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, on a certain bond, given by the said General Greene, to Harris and Blachford, bearing date the eighth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, as surety for John Banks and partners; and the interest thereon: Proviso.Provided, it shall appear, upon due investigation by the officers of the Treasury, that the said General Greene, in his life-time, or his executors, since his decease, have not already been indemnified, or compensated for the same: And provided, the said executors shall make over to the Comptroller of the Treasury, and his successors, for the United States, all property, mortgages, bonds, covenants, or other counter securities whatever, if any such there are, which were obtained by General Greene in his life-time, from the said John Banks and partners, or either of them; and all causes of action on account of his being surety for them, as aforesaid, to be sued for, in the name of the said executors, for the use of the United States. Treasury to liquidate and settle the sum due.And the officers of the Treasury are hereby authorized to liquidate and settle the sum due on the said bond, not exceeding the aforesaid sum of eleven thousand two hundred and ninety-seven pounds nine shillings and eight pence, with interest from the thirty-first of December last, according to the true intent and meaning of this act; and to pay such sum out of the Treasury of the United States, out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, to the said executors, to be accounted for, by them, as part of the said estate.

Approved, June 1, 1796.