United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/1st Session/Chapter 10
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, Sum appropriated. arising from the duties on imports and tonnage, shall be, and the same is hereby appropriated to defraying the expense of negotiating and treating with the Indian tribes.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each of the commissioners who may be appointed for managing such negotiations and treaties, shall be entitled to an allowance, Allowance to commissioners. exclusive of his expenses at the place of treaty, of eight dollars per day during his actual service, to be paid out of the monies so appropriated.
Approved, August 20, 1789.