United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 17

July 10, 1797.
Chap. ⅩⅦ.—An Act making additional appropriations for the support of Government, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the expenditure of the civil list; for the support of lighthouses; for the expenses of foreign intercourse; for certain expenses in relation to the military and naval establishments; and to satisfy certain miscellaneous demands the following sums be respectively appropriated; that is to say,

Specific appropriations.For the compensations granted by law to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives, their officers and attendants estimated for a session of two months, seventy-seven thousand three hundred and eighty-nine dollars and sixty-six cents.

For the expenses of firewood, stationery, printing work, and all other contingent expenses of the two houses of Congress, six thousand five hundred dollars.

For printing the laws of the present session, one thousand and fifty dollars.

For making good the allowance to clerks employed in the Department Specific appropriations.of State, agreeably to law, two hundred and sixty-nine dollars and seventy cents.

For the salary of an additional clerk in the Department of State, to perform the duties of an accountant, and when not so employed to do the ordinary services of a clerk, eight hundred dollars.

For defraying the expenses of foreign intercourse for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven beyond the appropriations heretofore authorized by law, sixty thousand five hundred dollars.

For defraying any advances incidental to the intercourse of the United States, with the Mediterranean powers, to be applied under the direction of the President of the United States, and according to his discretion, a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars.

For the salaries of two extra clerks in the office of the accountant of the War Department, eight hundred dollars.

For completing and equipping the frigates United States, Constitution and Constellation, two hundred thousand dollars.

For the pay and subsistence of the officers and crews of the said frigates, one hundred thousand dollars.

For the extra expenses authorized by law, during the present session in relation to the revenue cutters, ten thousand dollars.

For the repairs and fabrication of arms and cannon carriages, thirty-nine thousand dollars.

For completing the six months pay and subsistence of the officers discharged under Ante, p. 507.the act of the third of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, two thousand five hundred and eighty dollars.

For the Hospital Department, five thousand dollars.

For making good a deficiency arising from the balance of monies of various appropriations being carried to the credit of the “Surplus Fund,” in pursuance of the sixteenth section of the act passed the third of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, viz:Ante, p. 433. for erecting a lighthouse on the head land of Cape Hatteras and a lighted beacon on Shell Castle Island, in the harbour of Ocracock, in the state of North Carolina, forty-four thousand dollars.

For enabling a remittance to the commissioners of the Dutch loans at Amsterdam, in payment for a quantity of saltpetre, seventeen thousand and thirty-one dollars and eighty-nine cents.

For repaying the Bank of the United States a sum advanced upon certain treasury bills drawn upon collectors of the revenue of the United States, in North Carolina, five thousand, one hundred and fifty dollars.

For the payment of the commissioner of loans for the state of Rhode Island, on account of two clerks who were employed in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, fifty-four dollars.

How to be paid.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made shall be paid and discharged out of the surplus of revenue and income beyond the appropriations heretofore charged thereon to the end of the present year.

Approved, July 10, 1797.