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CHAPTER CCV.

AN ACT for the relief of the representatives of Samuel Lapsley, deceased.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Ame rica in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby authorised and directed to settle the account of John Lysle and Margaret his wife, late Margaret Lapsley, widow and administratrix of Samuel Lapsley, deceased, and that she be allowed the amount of two final settlement certificates, No. 78,446, for one thousand dollars, and No. 78,447, for one thousand three hundred and sixty dollars, and interest from the twenty-second day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, issued in the name of Samuel Lapsley, by the commissioner of army accounts for the United States, on the first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, and that the amount due be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the said John Lysle and Margaret his wife, administratrix as aforesaid, to be disposed of and distributed according to law.

H. CLAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.

March 3, 1813.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER CCVI.

RESOLUTION relative to the brilliant achievements of Captains Hull, Decatur, Jones, and Lieutenant Elliott.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby requested to present to Captain Hull of the frigate Constitution, Captain Decatur of the frigate United States, and Captain Jones of the sloop of war Wasp, each a gold medal, with suitable emblems and devices; and a silver medal, with like emblems and devices, to each commissioned officer of the aforesaid vessels, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry, good conduct, and services of the captains, officers, and crews of the aforesaid vessels in their respective conflicts with the British frigates the Guerriere and the Macedonian, and sloop of war Frolic: and the President is also requested to present a silver medal, with like emblems and devices, to the nearest male relative of Lieutenant Bush, and one to the nearest male relative of Lieutenant Funk, in testimony of the gallantry and merit of those deceased officers, in whom their country has sustained a loss much to be regretted.

Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is requested to present to Lieutenant Elliott of the navy of the United States, an elegant sword, with suitable emblems and devices, in testimony of the just sense entertained by Congress of his gallantry and good conduct in boarding and capturing the British

brigs Detroit and Caledonia, while anchored under the protection of Fort Erie.

H. CLAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatèves.

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.

January 29, 1813,

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER CCVII.

RESOLUTION requesting the President of the United States to cause to be prepared and laid before Congress a system of military discipline.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Presi dent of the United States be, and he is hereby requested to cause to be prepared and laid before Congress as soon as practicable a military system of discipline for the infantry of the army and militia of the United States.

H. CLAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.
WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.

March 3, 1815.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

CHAPTER CCVIII.

RESOLUTION requesting the President of the United States to present medals to Captain William Bainbridge and the officers of the frigate Constitution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Presi dent of the United States be, and he is hereby requested to present to Captain William Bainbridge, of the frigate Constitution, a gold medal, with suitable emblems and devices, and a silver medal, with suitable emblems and devices, to each commissioned officer of the said frigate, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry, good conduct and services of Captain Bainbridge, his officers and crew, in the capture of the British frigate Java, after a brave and skilful

combat.

H. CLAY,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate, pro tempore.

March 3, 1813.

APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

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