United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 28
Specific appropriations.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following additional appropriations for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, shall be, and are hereby made; that is to say:—
For further expenses in carrying into effect the fifth article of the treaty of amity, commerce and navigation between the United States and Great Britain, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For the salaries, office rent, clerk hire, and contingencies of the commissioners under the sixth article of the said treaty, and for the salary of their secretary, sixteen thousand dollars.
For enabling the President of the United States to defray the expenses which have been and may be incurred under the act passed June the thirtieth, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, intituled1797, ch. 6. “An act directing the appointment of agents in relation to the sixth article of the treaty of amity, commerce and navigation, between the United States and Great Britain,” a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars in addition to the sum already appropriated for that purpose.
For the salaries of the commissioners, under the seventh article of the said treaty, sixteen thousand, six hundred and sixty-six dollars, and sixty-seven cents.
For the salaries, clerk hire, office rent, and other contingencies of the two agents residing in England, on business relative to the said seventh article, nine thousand, eight hundred and thirty-three dollars, and thirty-three cents.
For further expenses in carrying into effect the treaty of amity, navigation and limits between the United States and Spain, twenty thousand dollars.
For making good deficiencies in former appropriations for carrying into effect the engagements of the United States with the Mediterranean powers, two hundred thousand dollars.
For satisfying claims, other than for registered debt, which may be allowed at the treasury of the United States, pursuant to the act, intituled1798, ch. 51. “An act respecting loan office and final settlement certificates” (in addition to former appropriations) the sum of thirty thousand dollars.
For the expenses of intercourse with foreign nations during the present year, in addition to the sum of forty thousand dollars appropriated by law, for that purpose, the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars.
For the contingent expenses of intercourse with foreign nations, the sum of seventy-eight thousand, seven hundred dollars.
For the reimbursement of such reasonable advances of money, as have been, or during the present year, may be made by the consuls of the United States, in affording relief to sick and destitute American seamen in foreign countries, or in aiding them to return to their homes, twenty thousand dollars.
For the expenses already arisen, or which, during the present year, may be incurred, for the support and safe keeping of persons captured in French ships and vessels, eighteen thousand dollars.
Certain subjects of Algiers and Tunis to be indemnified.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall be, and hereby is authorized to cause to be paid to certain subjects of Algiers and Tunis, the damages sustained by them from the capture or loss of certain merchandise freighted on board of vessels sailing under the flag of the United States; and that fifty-one thousand nine hundred and eighty-seven dollars be appropriated for that purpose.
Damages and costs to be paid to the owner of the ship Niger.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States shall be, and hereby is authorized and empowered to cause to be paid to the master and owner of the armed ship Niger, such costs and damages as have been, or may be awarded against the United States, pursuant to the circuit court of the United States for the district of Virginia, for the capture and detention of said ship, by the Constitution frigate; and that eleven thousand dollars be appropriated for that purpose.
How the appropriations are to be paid.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said appropriations shall be paid out of any monies in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated.
Approved, March 2, 1799.