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CHAPTER LXIX.

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DE it enacted by the Senate and House of Re-
D presentatives of the United States of Ame.
rica, in Congress assembled, That after the end
of the present session, the next meeting of
Congress shall be on the first Monday of No-
vember, in the present year.
· JONATHAN DAYTON, Spcaker of

the House of Representatives.
WILLIAM BINGHAM, President pri

tempore of the Senate, APPROVED, March third, 1797 : GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CHAPTER LXX.

An Act to amend and repeal, in Part, the Act,

intituled, An Act to ascertain and fix the military Establishment of the United States.

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Certain States," together with all other parts thereof, fections re- which relate to provision made for by the Ma

jor-General and his staff, be repealed : and that all such parts of the said act, together with so much of the twenty-third section, as may be construed to affect the Brigadier, and the whole of the eleventh section of the faid act, be, and are hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there Brigadier. general. shall be one Brigadier-General, who may

choose his brigade. major and inspe&or, from Inspector. the captains and subalterns in the line (to each

of whom, there shall be allowed the monthly pay of twenty-five dollars, in addition to his pay in the line, and two rations extraordinary, per day ; and whenever forage shall not be furnished by the public, to ten dollars per month in lieu thereof.) That there shall be one judge-advocate, who shall be taken from

the commissioned officers of the line, and shall Judge

be entitled to receive two rations extra, per advocate.

day, and twenty-five dollars per month, in addition to his pay in the line; and whenever forage shall not be furnished by the public, to ten dollars per month, in lieu thereof.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there Quarter., shall be one quarter-master-general, and one master and paymaster- paymaster-general, who shall receive the same general. pay and emoluments, respectively, which those

officers have been heretofore allowed by law.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That from Pay. and after the thirtieth day of June next, the

monthly pay of the lieutenants shall be thirty dollars, and that of the ensigns twentyfive dollars : That to the brigadier, while com. mander in chief, and to each officer, while

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JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. WILLIAM BINGHAM, President of

· the Senate pro tempore. APPROVED, March third, 1797 ::: GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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of dollars, ane frontiers and thirty: lia service

" in the naval department, and for the pay of Military .. laborers employed in taking care of the fri- appropria

tions for gates, the sum of five thoufand dollars. 1797.

For finishing the frigates United States, Con.
stitution, and Constellation, the sum of one
hundred and seventy-two thousand dollars.

For the payment of military pensions, in-
cluding an allowance to the widows and chil.
dren of officers, under an act, intituled, " An
act in addition to the act for making further
and more effectual provision for the protection,
of the frontiers of the United States," the
fum of ninety-fix thousand three hundred
and fifty dollars. .

To fatisfy and discharge claims for militia
services on the frontiers of Georgia, the sum
of seventy thousand four hundred and ninety-
fix dollars, and thirty-five cents : for militia
services on the frontiers of Kentucky, three
thousand eight hundred and thirty-six dollars,
and seventy-fix cents; and for militia services
on the frontiers of South-Carolina, the fum
of forty-eight thousand four hundred dollars
and twenty-five cents.

For the payment of general John Sevier. and his brigade, for services in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, the. fum of twenty-two thousand eight hundred

and fixteen dollars and ninety-five cents.
. For the payment of fix months' pay and
1. subsistence to each of the officers discharged

under the act “ to ascertain and fix the mili-
tary establishment of the United States," a
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars
which sums shall be folely applied tò the ob-
jects for which they are respectively appro-
priated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the

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