United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 1
Privilege of franking letters to the delegate from the territory northwest of the river Ohio.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the present delegate to Congress from the territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio, and every future delegate from the said territory, shall be entitled to the privilege of sending and receiving letters, free of postage, on the same terms, and under the same restrictions, as are provided for the members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States by the act intituled “An act to establish the post-office of the United States.”Vol. i. 733.
Delegate to receive letters free of postage.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the present delegate from the aforesaid territory be authorized to receive, free of postage, under the said restrictions, any letters directed to him, and which shall have arrived at the seat of government, prior to the passage of this act.
Compensation to delegate from the territory.
1796, ch. 3Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said delegate, and every future delegate from the territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio, shall receive for his travelling expenses and attendance in Congress, the same compensation as is, or may be allowed by law, to the members of the House of Representatives of the United States; to be certified and paid in the same manner.
Approved, December 15, 1800.