United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/7th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 5

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 2
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Seventh Congress, 1st Session, Chapter V


Feb. 18, 1802.
Chap. V.—An Act extending the privilege of franking and receiving letters, free of postage, to any person admitted, or to be admitted to take a seat in Congress, as a delegate; and providing compensation for such delegate.

Privilege of sending and receiving letters free of postage to be enjoyed by delegates from territories to Congress.
Travelling expenses and attendance on Congress to be the same as members of the Senate and House of Representatives.
1799, ch. 43, sec. 17.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person admitted, or who may hereafter be admitted to take a seat in Congress, as a delegate, shall enjoy 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 or Representatives of the United States, by the act, intituled “An act to establish the post-office of the United States;” and that every such delegate so admitted to a seat, be, and he is hereby 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: and that every such delegate 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 Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, to be certified and paid in the same manner.

Approved, February 18, 1802.