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Of the District of Delaware: Donald Penfiones

I and their M‘Donald, a corporal, a full penfion.

Of the District of Maryland : John Bean, a private, half a pension ; William Ormond, a private, three-fourths of a pension.

Of the District of Virginia : John Bell, a lieutenant, three-fourths of a penfion;

David Welch, a private, a full pension.

Of the District of Kentucky: James Speed, a lieutenant, a full pension.

Of the District of North Carolina : John Benton, a private, a full pension ; George Bledsoe, a private, a full pension ; Thomas Chiles, a captain, two-thirds of a pension ; James Christian, a private, half a pension ; Robert Harris, a private, a full pension'; John Knowles, a private, two-thirds of a penfion; James Smith, a private, a full pension.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pensions allowed by this act,

shall be estimated, lions h *** in manner following; that is to say: A fulí to be eitipension to a commissioned officer shall be confidered, the one-half of his monthly pay, as by law established : And the proportions less than a full pension shall be the like proportions of half-pay : And a full pension to a non-commiffioned officer or private soldier, Thall be five dollars per month ; and the proportions less than a full pension, shall be the like proportions of five dollars per month : Provided, That every commissioned officer, who shall, by virtue of this act, be placed on

Return of the penfion-list, as entitled to a fum less than coinmutaa full pension, shall receive such penfion, only upon compliance with the fame rule relpecting a return of the commutation, which he may have received, as is provided for, in the case of captain David Cook, by an act of

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Congress, passed December the fixteenth, one thousand feven hundred and ninety-one :

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Sons how pensioners aforesaid shall be paid in the same to be paid.

manner, as invalid pensioners are paid, who
have heretofore been placed on the list of pen-
sioners of the United States, under such re-
strictions and regulations, in all respects, as
are prescribed by the laws of the United
States, in such cases provided.
JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate.

APPROVED, April the twentieth, 1796 :

GEORGE WASHINGTON,

President of the United States.

CH A P T E R XVI.

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An AEX in Addition to an Act, intitled, « An

Azt making further Provision for the Support of public Credit, and for the Redemption of the public Debt.

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

of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress asembled, That it shall be lawful for the commiflioners of the sinking fund, and they are hereby required, to cause the funded stock of the United States

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bearing a present interest of six percentum Commir per annum, to be reimbursed and paid, in the finking manner following, to wit : First, by dividends fund to pay to be made on the last days of March, June ftuck

bearand September for the present year, and from ing an in, the year one thousand seven hundred and terest of ninety-seven, to the year one thousand eight by divihundred and eighteen inclusive, at the rate of one and one half per centum, upon the oriaginal capital. Secondly, by dividends to be made on the last day of December for the present year, and from the year one thousand feven hundred and ninety-seven, to the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen inclusive, at the rate of three and one half

per centům upon the original capital ; and by a dividend to be made on the last day of Dea cember, in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, of such a fum, as will be then adequate, according to the contract, for the final redemption of the said stock.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said commissioners of the sinking fund, and they are hereby required, to cause the funded debt of the Uni. The funda ted States, upon which an interest of fix per the interest centum per annum will commence on the of which is first day of January, in the year one thou- also by difand eight hundred and one, to be reimbursed videndo ; and paid, in manner following, to wit: First, by dividends to be made on the last days of March, June, and September, from the

year one thousand eight hundred and one, to the year one thousand eight hundred and twentyfour, inclusively, at the rate of one and one half per centum upon the original capital : Secondly, by dividends to be made on the last day of December, from the year one thou

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fand eight hundred and one, to the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, inclusively, at the rate of three and one-half per centum upon the original capital : and by a dividend to be made on the last day of December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, of such a sum, as will be then adequate, according to the contract, for the final redemption of the said stock.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall And cer- be lawful for the laid Commissioners of the of balances finking fund, and they are hereby required, to of funded cause to be reimbursed and paid in manner be

fore prescribed, such sum and sums, as, accordstanding to ing to the right for that purpose reserved, may of certain rightfully be paid for and towards the reimftates, in

bursement or redemption of all fuch balances of the funded debt or stock of the United States, bearing a present interest of fix per centum per annum, or which will bear a like interest, from and after the first day of January, in the

year one thousand eight hundred and one, as stand to the credit of certain states, in consequence of an act passed on the thirty-first day of May, in the year one thousand feven hundred and ninety-four; and with the consent of the said Itates, such additional fums, as will render the reimbursement of the said balances equal to that made upon the residue of the said stock, at the commencement of the present year.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in addition to the sums already appropriated to the linking fund, by the act, intitled, “ An Act making further provision forthe support ofpublic credit, and for the redemption of the public debt,” there shall be, and is hereby, in like manner, appropriated to the said fund, such a sum of the duties on goods, wares and mer.

balances

chandize imported on the tannage of ships and Approprivessels, and on spirits distilled in the United ation for States and on stills, as, with the monies, which mentor said now constitute the finking fund, and shall

standing to accrue to it, in virtue of the provisions already the credit made by law, and the interest upon the sums of certain which shall be annually reimbursed, will be fufficient, yearly and every year, to reimburse and pay

the said balances standing to the credit of certain states, in the manner herein before prescribed and directed.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the commissioners of the The comfinking fund, to appoint a secretary, whose may apduty it shall be, to record and preserve their point a reproceedings and documents, and to certify copies thereof, when thereunto duly required; and the said secretary shall be allowed a com- His compensation not exceeding two hundred and fifty pensation. dollars, annually, for his services.

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cretary.

JONATHAN DAYTON, Speaker of

the House of Representatives.

JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United

States, and President of the Senate.

APPROVED, April the twenty-eighth, 1796:

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