United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 15
Feb. 25, 1799.
Chap. ⅩⅤ.—An Act authorizing the establishment of Docks.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That two docks, for the convenience of repairing the public ships and vessels, be erected in suitable places, under the direction of the President of the United States, and that the sum of fifty thousand dollars be appropriated towards effecting this object, to be paid out of any monies in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, February 25, 1799.