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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that
the pay of a captain in the army of the United States be allowed to the Baron de Gaubeck (Robeck?), from the ninth day
of March, 1781, to the 24th day of August, 1782, to be paid in the same manner as other foreign officers in the service
of the United States have been paid. Approvved, September 29, 1789.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled,
That, in order to make full and adequate compensation to Frederick William de Steuben, for the sacrifices and eminent
services made and rendered to the United States during the late war, there be paid to the said Frederick William de
Steuben, an annuity of $2,500, during life, to commence on the first day of January last; to be paid in quarterly
payments, at the treasury of the United States; which said annuity shall be considered in full discharge of all claims and
demands whatever, of the said Frederick William de Steuben against the United States.   Approved, June 4, 1790.

Be it enacted, & c., That there be paid to John McCord, out of the duties arising on impost and tonnage, the sum of
809.71, being the amount of his account against the United States, as settled and admitted by the Auditor and
Comptroller of the Treasury, on a bill of exchange dated the ffth of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and seventy-six, drawn in Canada for supplies, by General William Thompson, General William Irvine and other
officers, in favor of William Pagan, on Messieurs Meredith and Clymer of Philadelphia.  Approved July 1, 1790.


Be it enacted, &c., That Stephen Califfe, Jeremiah Ryan, Joseph McGibbon, Samuel Garretson, Ephraim McCoy,
Christian Kuhn, David Steele, Joseph Shuttlief, and Daniel Culver, disabled soldiers lately in the service of the United
States, be allowed pensions at the rate of $5 per month from the time their pay in the army respectively ceased. That
Christian Wolfe, a disable soldier, be allowed a pension at the rate of four dollars per month from the date of his
discharge. That Edward Scott, a disabled soldier, be allowed a pension at the rate of $3 per month from the date of his
discharge. That David Weaver and George Schell, disabled soldiers, be each allowed a pension, at the rate of $2 per
month, from the date of their respective discharges. That Seth Boradmen, a disabled soldier, be allowed a pension, at
the rate of $3 and 1/3 of a dollar per month, from the seventeenth day of March, 1786. That Severinus Koch, a disabled
captain of Colonel Jacob Klock's regiment of New York militia, be allowed a pension, at the rate of $5 per month, from
the 20th day of August 1777. That John Younglove, a disabled major, of Colonel Lewis Van Woort's regiment of New
York militia, be allowed a pension, at the rate of $5 per month, from the 13th day of July 17, 1781. That William White, a
disabled private of Colonel Williams= regiment of New York militia, be allowed a pension, at the rate of $3 and 1/3 of a
dollar per month, from the first day of April, 1786. That Jacob Newkerk, a disabled soldier of Colonel John Harper's
regiment of New York state troops, be allowed a pension, at the rate of $3 per month, from the 22 day of Oct, 1780.
That David Poole, a disabled seaman, lately in the service of the United States, be allowed a pension of $5 per month,
to commence on the fifth of March, 1789.

Sec 2.  And be it further enacted, That Caleb Brewster, lately a lieutenant, who was wounded and disabled in the service
of the US, be allowed 348 dollars and 57 cents, the amount of his necessary expenses for sustenance and medical
assistance, while dangerously ill of his wounds, including the interest to the first of July, one thousand seven hundred
and ninety.l And that the said Brewster be allowed a pension equal to his half pay as lieutenant, from the thrid of
Noevember, 1783, he first having returned his commutation of half pay.

Sec 3. And be it further enacted, That Nathaniel Gove, a disabled lieutenant, lately in the service of the US, be allowed a
pension, at the rate of six dollars and two-thirds of a dollar per month, from the 20th of May, 1778, to the first day of
July, 1786, and that he be allowed at the rate of $13 and 1/3 of a dollar per month, from the said first day of July, 1786.

Sec 4. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner of army accounts be authroized and directed to settle the pay
and depreciation of pay of John Stevens, a hostage in the late war at the capitualation of the cedars, as a captain in the
line of the army, and that he issue certificates accordingly. That he also issue a certificate to Charles Markley, lately a
captain in Armand=s corps, for the commutation of his half pay. That he also settle the accounts of James Derry, and
Benjamin Hardison, who were made prisoners in Canada, in May, 1776, and forcibly detained in captivity among the
Indians, and that he issue certificates for the balance of their pay respectively, to the thrid of November, 1783.

Sec 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to Seth Harding, for three months and 10 days= service on
board the Alliance frigate, during the late war, at the rate of sixty dollars per month, being the pay of a captain, to be
paid out of the moneys arising from imposts and tonnage. Approved, August 11, 1790.

Be it enacted, & c. That the register of the treasury shall, and is hereby required to grant unto Sarah, the widow of the
late Major-General Earl of Stirling, who died in the service of the US, a certificate to entitle her to a sum equal to an
annuity for seven years half pay of a major-general, to commence as from the 14th day of January, 1783, in conformity
to the act of the late Congress, passed on the 24th day of August, 1780; the amount for which the said certificate is to
be granted, to be ascertained  by the Secretary of the Treasury, and on similar principles as other debts of the United
States are liquidated and certified.

Sec 2. And be it further enacted, That the said register shall grant unto Frances Eleanor Laurens, the orphan daughter
of the late Lieutenant-Colonel John Laurens, who was killed whilst in the service of the US, a certificate to entitle her to a
sum equal to an annuity for 7 years= half pay of a lieutenant-colonel, to commence as from the 25th day of August,
1782, according to the act of the late Congress of the twenty-fourth day of August, 1780; the amount for which the said
certificate is to be grantet, to be ascertained by the Secretary of the Treasury in manner aforesaid.

1 Statute I Chapter XXVI, June 4, 1790 -
The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the
Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.
Edited by Richard Peters, Esq. Boston: Little, Brown and
Company. 1862. P. 1.

2 Statute II Chapter XVI, June 4, 1790 -Ibid.  P. 2.

3 Statute II Chap. XXIII, July 1, 1790 - Ibid. P 2.

4 Statute II. Chap. XLIV. Ibid. P.2.

5 Statute II. Aug 11., 1790. Ibid. P.4.
Frederick William de Steuben
William Alexander, Lord of Sterling
Lieutenant-Colonel John Lauren
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