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FIFTH CONGRESS.

Sess.

III. CR. 36, 37, 38.

1799. Evidences of public debt may be received in payment. Ante, p. 507.

Sec. 5. And. be it further enacted, That the evidences of the public debt of the UUlted State:' sh:ul be receivable in payment for the said Jand~, agreeably to the directions of an act, intituled "An act to authorize the receipt of evidences of the public debt in payment for the lands of the United States." Approved, March 2, 1799. XXXVI.-An Act in aMition to "An act for the relief if sick and disabled Seamen. "(a)

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CHAP.

March 2, 1799. Manner ofex_ pending monies collected.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives. of the United ~tates of America in Congress assembled, That the PresIdent of the UUlted States shall be, and he hereby is authorized to direct the expenditure of any monies which have been or shall be collected by virtue of an act, entitled "An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen," to be made within the state wherein the same shall have been collected, or within the state next adjoining thereto, excepting what may be collected in the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut; any thing in the said act contained to the contrary thereof, notwithstanding Sec. 2. And be -it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy shall be, and he hereby is authorized and directed to deduct, after the first day of September next, from the pay thereafter to become due, of the officers, seamen and marines of the navy of the United States, at the rate of twenty cents per month, for every such officer, seaman and marine, and to pay the same quarter annually to the Secretary of the Treasury, to be applied to the same purposes, as the money collected by virtue of the above mentioned act is appropriated. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the officers, seamen and marines of the navy of the United States, shall be entitled to receive the same benefits and advantages, as by the act above mentioned are provided for the relief of the sick and disabled seamen of the merchant vessels of the United States. Approved, March 2, 1799. CHAP.

1802, ch. 51.

Secretary of the Navy to deduct a certain sum from the pay of the navy.

Officers, sea· men, &c. of the navy entitled to the benefits of the act.

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XXXVII.-.R.n .!let authorizing an augmentation if the Marine Corps.

March 2, 1799. See act of Jill y 11, 1798,ch. n.

Re it enacted by the Senate and House f!f Representatives of the United States of America in Congres~ assembled, T~at the PreSIdent of the United States shall be, and he IS hereby authorIzed to cause the marine corps in the service of the U nited St~tes to be augt.nented, by the appointment and enlistment of not exceeding two first. heuteJ?ants, six second lieutenants, eight sergeants, one hundre~ and seventy pnvates and eighteen drums and fifes, who shall be respectIVely allowed the same pay, bounty, clothing and rations, and. shall ?e employed under the same rules and regulations to which the said manne corps are or shall be entitled and subject. Approved, March 2, 1799. CHAP.

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XXXVIII.-An Act to augment the Salaries if the 01ficers therein mentioned.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represe7~tati~es of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That III heu of the salaries heretofore allowed by law to the officer~ of the government of the United States, herein mentioned, the following annual com(a)

March 2, 1799. [Obsolete.] 1802, ch. 20.

An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen, July 16, 1798, chap. 77.

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