United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 69
July 9, 1798.
Chap. ⅬⅩⅨ.—An Act limiting the time, within which claims against the United States, for credits on the books of the Treasury, may be presented for allowance.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all credits on the books of the treasury of the United States, for transactions during the late war, which, according to the course of the treasury, have hitherto been discharged by issuing certificates of registered debt, shall be forever barred and precluded from settlement or allowance, unless claimed by the proper creditors, or their legal representatives on or before the first day of March, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine. And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby required to cause this act to be published in one or more of the public papers of each state.
Approved, July 9, 1798.