United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/4th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 22
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from Alteration of the compensation to the officers and mariners of the revenue cutters.and after the first day of May, in the present year, there be allowed, in lieu of the compensation now established, to the master of each revenue cutter, fifty dollars per month; to each first mate, thirty-five dollars per month; to each second mate, thirty dollars per month; to each third mate, twenty-five dollars per month; and to each mariner, not exceeding twenty dollars per month; to be paid by the collectors of the revenue, who shall be designated for that purpose.
Forfeitures under the impost laws, recovered in consequence of information given by officers of the revenue cutters, how to be disposed of.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all penalties, fines and forfeitures which may be incurred under the impost laws of the United States, and recovered in consequence of information given by any officer of a revenue cutter, shall, after deducting all proper costs and charges, be disposed of, as follows: One fourth part shall be for the use of the United States, and be paid into the treasury thereof; one fourth part, for the officers of the customs, to be distributed in the manner now provided, relative to that part of forfeitures they are now entitled to; and the remainder thereof, to the officers of such cutter, to be divided among them, in proportion to their pay.
President to cause other revenue cutters to be built or purchased in lieu of such as become unfit for service.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is authorized, to cause other revenue cutters to be built or purchased, in lieu of such as are or shall, from time to time, become unfit for further service; the expense whereof, as well as all future expenses of building, purchasing or repairing revenue cutters, shall be paid out of the product of the duties on goods, wares and merchandise, imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels.
Those which are unfit for service to be sold.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause such revenue cutters as shall, from time to time, become unfit for service, to be sold at public auction, and the proceeds of such sales to be paid into the treasury of the United States.
Limitation of the first section.
Act of March 2, 1799, ch. 22.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That so much of this act as fixes the compensation of the officers and men on board the said cutters, shall be, and remain in force, for the term of one year, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress thereafter, and no longer.
Approved, May 6, 1796.