PRIVATE ACTS OF THE FOURTH CONGRESS
George Washington, President; John Adams, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; William Bingham, President of the Senate pro tempore, from March 2, 1797; Jonathan Dayton, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Chap. Ⅳ.—An Act granting a certain sum of money to the widow and children of John de Neufville, deceased.
$3000 granted to the widow and children of John de Neufville.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in consideration of particular services rendered the United States, during the war of their revolution, by the late John de Neufville, of the United Netherlands, the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be paid, out of any moneys which may be in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand dollars to Anna de Neufville, widow of the said John de Neufville; a like sum for the use of Leonard de Neufville, his son; and a like sum for the use of Anna de Neufville, his infant daughter.
Approved, March 2, 1797.
Chap. ⅩⅩⅠ.—An Act to authorize the adjustment and payment at the treasury, of the expenses of George Smith and John Robertson, for their ransom from captivity at Algiers.
Approved, March 3, 1797.
Accounts of Smith and Robertson to be settled.Be it enacted, &c., That the accounting officers of the Treasury shall be, and they hereby are authorized to examine the claims and vouchers of George Smith and John Robertson, respectively, for the sums severally paid and expended by them, for their ransoms from captivity among the Algerines, and after deducting from the amount of such payments and expenditures, any sum or sums heretofore paid to the said George Smith or John Robertson, on the account of the United States, towards his respective claim, to allow the balance thereof, not exceeding eight hundred and seventy-four dollars to George Smith, and not exceeding two thousand two hundred and seventy-one dollars to the said John Robertson; and which balances shall be paid at the Treasury, out of any money not already appropriated.