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turnable to the court where the judgment vas obtained, any law to the contrary notwith. standing.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That no.

thing in this act shall be construed to repeal, reries 04 io be take away, or impair any legal remedy or repied.

medies for the recovery of debts row due, or hereafter to be due to the United States, in law or equity, from any person or persons whatsoever, which remedy or remedies might be used if this act was not in force. 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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tanfoms from captivity among the Algerines, Accounts

coch of Smith and after deducting from the amount of such and Ropayments and expenditures, any sum or fums bertson to heretofore paid to the said George Smith or John Robertson, on the account of the United States, towards his respective claim, to allow the balance thereof, not exceeding eight hundred and seventy-four dollars to George Smith, and not exceeding two thousand two hundred and seventy-one dollars to the said john Robertson; and which balances shall be paid at the Treasury, out of any money not already appropriated. JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of the

House of Representatives.
WILLIAM BINGHAM, President pro

tempore of the Senate. AFPROVED, March third, 1797: ...

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

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tressed mariners from Newfoundland, who took refuge in the port of Plymouth, in November lalt, shall be, and hereby are remitted. 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 Statese

CH A P T E R LXXVII.

An A&t authorizing an Expenditure, and mak.

ing an Appropriation for the Prosecution of the Claims of certain Citizens of the United States, for Property captured by the belligerent Powers.

Sec. 1. D E it enacted by the Senate and House

D of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That Fifty thou. the President of the United States be, and he is fand dollars hereby authorized to advance, on account of appropria. the several prize-causes before the court of adted to pro. fecute miralty, and court of appeals in England, a American

sum sufficient to defray the costs thereof, so far citizens. as the agents of the United States may have

become fureties for the fame. And that for defraying, during the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, that expense, and that which may be incurred in procuring from the admiralty courts of any of the belligerent ated, in adinns for intercod under the

powers, copies of papers relative to the proper- . '
ty of American citizens, captured by any of the
said powers, a sum not exceeding fifty thou-
fand dollars, shall be, and hereby is appropri-
ated, in addition to the fums which, from the
appropriations for intercourse with foreign na-
tions, have been expended under the direction
of the President of the United States, in the
prosecution of those claims; which sum shall
be paid from any monies which may be in the
Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That from the money which has been, or which shall be costs to be received on any claim, as aforesaid, all costs from the

in deducted in the prosecution therefor, which have been, sums rem or which shall be incurred by the United States, shall be taken and deducted, or other. wise refunded, and shall be accounted for, by the agent or agents employed therein, under the direction of the President; which account, as far as may be then had, shall be submitted to Congress, at their next session..

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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.

CHAPTER LXXVIII.

An Ad providing for certain Bugys, to be plai.

ed in and near the Harbour of Boston.

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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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