United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 43
Section 1.Act respecting compensation of clerks continued. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act passed on the thirtieth of May, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, intituled 1796, ch. 40.“An act to regulate the compensation of clerks,” be and the same hereby is revived and continued in force, until the first day of January next.
Sec. 2.Additional compensation to clerks in the treasury and war departments for the present year.And be it further enacted, That to the aggregate of compensations for clerks in the present year, as fixed, pursuant to the aforesaid act, there shall be added, during the present year, the following sums, to wit: In the War department, one thousand six hundred dollars, for such additional clerks, and in such proportions, as the secretary of that department shall think fit: In the Treasury department, three thousand dollars for enabling the Comptroller and Auditor to employ such clerks as may be necessary in adjusting and settling the accounts which originated under the government of the United States, prior to the fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
Sec. 3.Additional compensation to officers of the Senate and House of Representatives.And be it further enacted, That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed and paid, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, to each of the principal and engrossing clerks in the office of the secretary of the Senate, and of the clerk of the House of Representatives; also, the like sum to the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives, and to each of the doorkeepers and assistant doorkeepers of the two Houses of Congress, in addition to the compensations heretofore allowed them by law.
Sec. 4.Additional allowance to a clerk in the mint.And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid sums, together with the sum of two hundred dollars additional allowance for a clerk in the Mint, granted by the aforesaid act, How these sums are to be paid.
Ante, p. 138.shall be paid out of the sum of six hundred thousand dollars, reserved by the act “making provision for the debt of the United States.”
Approved, May 14, 1798.