PRIVATE ACTS OF THE THIRD CONGRESS
George Washington, President; John Adams, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate; Ralph Izard, President of the Senate pro tempore; Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Be it enacted by the Senate, and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Appropriation for support of inhabitants of St. Domingo. That a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any moneys which may be in the Treasury, arising from foreign loans, for the support of such of the inhabitants of Saint Domingo, resident within the United States, as shall be found in want of such support.
To be applied under direction of the President.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in order to secure the due application of the moneys aforesaid, the same shall be placed under the direction of the President of the United States: and it shall be lawful for him to draw the said moneys, or any part thereof, from the treasury of the United States, and to cause the distribution thereof to be made, for the relief of the persons aforesaid, in such manner, and by the hands of such persons, as shall, in the opinion of the President, appear most conducive to the humane purposes of this act.
Account of expenditure thereof lodged in Treasury.
How and to whom charged.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a regular statement and account be kept of the moneys so expended, and being lodged in the proper office of the treasury department, the amount thereof shall be provisionally charged to the debit of the French Republic, subject to such future arrangements as shall be made thereon, between the government of the United States and the said Republic. Provided however, that unless the French Republic, or its minister or other authorized agent, shall within six months from the passing of this act, expressly authorize a charge to the debit of the said Republic of the said supplies which shall have been, or may be made under this act, all further supplies under the same, shall, from and after the expiration of the said term of six months, be discontinued.
Approved, February 12, 1794.
Be it enacted, &c., That it shall and may be lawful for the collector for the district of New York, Certain duties remitted.to remit to Thomas Jenkins and Sons, owners of the ship American Hero, the duties and imposts of tonnage,