United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/2nd Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 4

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 1
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Second Congress, 2nd Session, Chapter 4

Feb. 9, 1793
Chap. IV.—An Act to continue in force for a limited time, and to amend the act intituled “An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations.”

Act providing intercourse with foreign nations continued.
July 1, 1790, ch. 22.
1796, ch. 41.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act, intituled “An act providing the means of intercourse between the United States and foreign nations,” which would expire at the end of the present session of Congress, be, and the same hereby is, together with this act, continued in force for the space of one year, from the passing of this act, and from thence until the end of the session of Congress then, or next thereafter holden, and no longer.

Accounts thereof how and when furnished and settled.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in all cases, where any sum or sums of money have issued, or shall hereafter issue, from the treasury, for the purposes of intercourse or treaty, with foreign nations, in pursuance of any law, the President shall be, and he hereby is authorized to cause the same to be duly settled annually with the accounting officers of the treasury, in manner following, that is to say; by causing the same to be accounted for, specifically, in all instances, wherein the expenditure thereof may, in his judgment, be made public; and by making a certificate or certificates, or causing the Secretary of State to make a certificate or certificates of the amount of such expenditures, as he may think it advisable not to specify; and every such certificate shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum or sums therein expressed to have been expended.

Approved, February 9, 1793.