United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/13th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 89

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March 3, 1815.
Chap. LXXXIX.—An Act authorizing the purchase of the vessels captures on Lake Champlain.

The British vessels captured on Lake Champlain to be purchased, and the value distributed among the captors as prize money.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause to be purchased the British vessels which were captured on Lake Champlain by the American squadron, on the eleventh day of September, in the year eighteen hundred and fourteen; and the amount of valuation of such captured vessels, when duly made and returned to the Navy Department, shall be distributed as prize money, among the captors or their heirs.

Approved, March 3, 1815.