United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/1st Congress/1st Session/Chapter 6
Vacancies in the board of commissioners, how to be supplied. Section 1. 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 hereby is empowered to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint such person or persons as he may think proper for supplying any vacancy that now is, or may hereafter take place in the Board of Commissioners, established by an ordinance of the late Congress, of the seventh of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, to carry into effect the said ordinance and resolutions of Congress, for the settlement of accounts between the United States and individual States.
Clerks to be appointed, Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Board of Commissioners be, and they hereby are empowered to appoint a chief clerk, and such other clerks as the duties of their office may require; and that the pay their salaries. of the said chief clerk be six hundred dollars per annum, and of each other clerk four hundred dollars per annum.
Approved, August 5, 1789.