United States Statutes at Large/Volume 6/5th Congress

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The Fifth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met at Congress Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from March 4, 1797 to March 3, 1799, during the first two years of John Adams's presidency.Excerpted from 5th United States Congress on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For public acts and resolutions of the Fifth Congress, please see Public Acts of the Fifth Congress in Volume 1.

1st Session[edit]

No private acts or resolutions.

2nd Session[edit]


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Passed at the second session, which was begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, the thirteenth day of November, 1797, and ended the sixteenth day of July, 1798.

John Adams, President; Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; Theodore Sedgwick, President of the Senate pro tempore, from the twenty-seventh day of June; Jonathan Dayton, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Chapter Title Date
Chapter III. An Act authorizing the payment of certain sums of money to the daughters of the late Count de Grasse. Jan. 15, 1798
Chapter IV. An Act for the relief of the representatives of William Carmichael, deceased. Jan. 15, 1798
Chapter V. An Act for the relief of North and Vesey, of Charleston, South Carolina. Jan. 15, 1798
Chapter VII. An Act for the relief of Jon Frank. Jan. 20, 1798
Chapter IX. An Act providing for the payment of the interest on a certificate due to General Kosciusko. Jan. 23, 1798
Chapter XII. An Act directing the Secretary at War to place certain persons on the pension list. Feb. 2, 1798
Chapter XIII. An Act for the relief of William Alexander. Feb. 27, 1798
Chapter XIX. An Act for the relief of Silvanus Crowell. March 19, 1798
Chapter XXXII. An Act making appropriation for the payment of a balance found due to the legal representatives of William Carmichael, deceased. April 27, 1798
Chapter XL. An Act for the relief of Obadiah Brown. May 4, 1798
Chapter XLI. An Act directing the payment of a detachment of militia, for services performed in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four under Major James Ore. May 8, 1798
Chapter XLIV. An Act for the relief of William Imlay. May 14, 1798
Chapter XLV. An Act for the relief of Joseph Nourse. May 22, 1798
Chapter LIX. An Act to authorize a grant of lands to Stephen Monot, and others, inhabitants of Galliopolis, therein named. June 25, 1798
Chapter LXXXVII. An Act authorizing the grant and conveyance of a certain lot of ground to Elie Williams. July 16, 1798

3rd Session[edit]

Chapter Title Date
Chapter IV. An Act for the relief of Thomas Lewis. Feb. 15, 1799
Chapter V. An Act for the relief of Jonathan Haskill. Feb. 19, 1799
Chapter VII. An Act for the relief of Gazzam, Taylor, and Jones, and of Samuel Watt, of the city of Philadelphia. Feb. 19, 1799
Chapter XIV. An Act allowing James Mathers compensation for services done for the United States, and expenses incurred in rendering said services, as sergeant-at-arms to the Senate. Feb. 25, 1799
Chapter XXXV. An Act for the relief of Comfort Sands and others. March 2, 1799