United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/16th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 108

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 3
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Sixteenth Congress, 1st Session, Chapter 108

May 15, 1820.
Chap. CVIII.—An Act authorizing the building of a certain number of small vessels of war.

The President authorized to cause to be built, &c. not exceeding five vessels of war, of not more than 12 guns each.
60,000 dolls. appropriated for the object.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States is hereby authorized to cause to be built and equipped, any number of small vessels of war (not exceeding five) which, in his judgment, the public service may require; the said vessels to be of a force not more than twelve guns each, according to the discretion of the President. And, for carrying this act into effect, the sum of sixty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, May 15, 1820.