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struck, emblematical of the attacks on the town, batteries, and naval force of Tripoli by the squadron under Commodore Preble's command, and to present it to Commodore Preble in such manner as, in his opinion, will be most honorable to him: and that the President be further requested to cause a sword to be presented to each of the commissioned officers and midshipmen who have distinguished themselves in the several attacks.

That one months' pay be allowed, exclusively of the common allowance, to all the petty officers, seamen, and marines, of the squadron, who so gloriously supported the honor of the American flag, under the orders of their gallant commander, in the soveral attacks.

That the President of the United States be also requested to communicate to the parents, or other near relatives, of Captain Richard Somers, Lieutenants Henry Wadsworth, James Decatur, James R. Caldwell, Joseph Israel, and Midshipman John Sword Dorsey, the deep regret which Congress feel for the loss of those gallant men, whose names ought to live in the recollection and affection of a grateful country, and whose conduct ought to be regarded as an example to future generations.

Approved March 3, 1805.

An act remitting the duties payable on the importation of a monument to be erected in memory of the

officers of the United States navy who fell during the attack made on the city of Tripoli, in the year one thousand eight hundred and four.

That the duties payable, according to law, on the importation of a monument imported in the frigate Constitution, from Italy, on account of the officers of the United States navy, be, and they are hereby, remitted.

Approved March 13, 1808.

An act making appropriations for naval service for the year 1831. For rebuilding and removing the monument, erected in the navy yard at Washington, by the officers of the American navy, to the memory of those who fell in battle in the Tripolitan war, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred dollars, to be expended under the orders of the Secretary of the Navy.

Approved March 2, 1831.

An act to provide for completing the removal and erection of the naval monument. For the purpose of paying the workmen for renewing the inscriptions, and giving uniformity of color to the naval monument, its ornaments and statues, recently removed from the Washington navy yard to the Capitol square, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated.

Approved July 14, 1832.

[This monument was subsequently removed to the grounds of the Naval Academy at Annapolis.]

Resolution respecting N. C. Nissen, Danish consul at Tripoli. That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be inade known to Nicholas C. Nissen, esquire, his Danish majesty's consul residing at Tripoli, the high sense entertained by Congress of his disinterested and benevolent attentions mani, fested to Captain Bainbridge, his officers, and crew, during the time of their captivity in Tripoli.

Approved March 10, 1806.

Resolutions relative to the brilliant achievements of Captains Hull, Decatur, Jones, and Lieutenant

Elliott.

1. 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 respeotive conflicts with the British frig

ates, the Guerriero 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.

2. 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. • Approved January 29, 1813.

Resolution requesting the President of the United States to present medals to Captain) William Bain.

bridge, and the officers of the frigate Constitution. That the President 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.

Approved March 3, 1813.

An act rewarding the officers and crew of the frigate Constitution, and the officers and crew of the

Wasp. Be it enacted, &c., That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to have distributed, as prize money, to Captain Isaac Hull, of the frigate Constitution, his officers and crew, the sum of fifty thousand dollars, for the capture and destruction of the British frigate Guerriere: and the like sum, in like manner, to Captain William Bainbridge, his officers and crew, for the capture and destruction of the British frigate Java : and the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, in like manner, to Captain Jacob Jones, of the sloop of war Wasp, his officers and crew, for the capture of the British sloop of war Frolic : and that the sum of one hundred and twentyfive thousand dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purposes aforesaid.

Approved March 3, 1813.

An act to reward the officers and crew of the sloop of war Hornet, and Lieutenant Elliott, and his

officers and companions. That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to have distributed, as prize money, to Captain James Lawrence, late of the sloop of war Hornet, his officers and crew, or their widows and children, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, for the capture and destruction of the British brig Peacock; and to Lieutenant Elliott, and his officers and companions, or their widows and children, the sum of twelve thousand dollars, for the capture and destruction of the British brig Detroit; and that the sum of thirty-seven thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated to the purpose aforesaid, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved July 13, 1813.

Resolution relative to the brilliant achievement of Lieutenants Burrows and McCall. That the President of the United States be requested to present to the nearest male relative of Lieutenant William Burrows, and to Lieutenant Edward R. McCall, of the brig Enterprize, a gold medal, with suitable emblems and devices; and a silver medal, with like emblems and devices, to each of the commissioned officers of the aforesaid vessel, in testimony of the high sepse entertained by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct of the officers and crew in the conflict with the British sloop Boxer, on the fourth of September, in the year eighteen hundred and thirteen. And the President is also requested to communicate to the nearest male relative of Lieutenant Burrows, the deep regret which Congress feel for the loss of that valuable officer, who died in the arms of victory, nobly contending for his country's rights and fame.

Approved January 6, 1814. .

Resolution directing a sword to be presented to the nearest male relation of Midshipman John Clark.

That the President of the United States be requested to present a sword to the nearest male relation of Midshipman John Clark, who was slain gallantly combating the enemy in the glorious battle gained on Lake Erie, under the command of Captain Perry, and to communicate to him the deep regret which Congress feels for the loss of that brave officer.

Approved February 19, 1814.

Resolutions expressive of the sense of Congress of the gallant conduct of Captain Thomas Macdonough,

the officers, seamen, marines, and infantry serving as marines, on board the United States squadron on Lake Champlain.

That the thanks of Congress be, and the same are hereby, presented to Captain Thomas Macdonough, and, through him, to the officers, petty officers, seamen, marines, and infantry serving as marines, attached to the squadron under his command, for the decisive and splendid victory gained on Lake Champlain, on the eleventh of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, over a British squadron of superior force.

That the President of the United States be requested to cause gold medals to be struck, emblematical of the action between the two squadrons, and to present them to Captain Macdonough and Captain Robert Henley, and also to Lieutenant Stephen Cassin, in such manner as may be most honorable to them; and that the President be further requested to present a silver medal, with suitable emblems and devices, to each of the commissioned officers of the navy and army serving on board, and a sword to each of the midshipmen and sailing-masters, who so nobly distinguished themselves in that memorable conflict.

That the President of the United States be requested to present a silver medal, with like emblems and devices, to the nearest male relative of Lieutenant Peter Gamble, and of Lieutenant John Stansbury, and to communicate to them the deep regret which Congress feels for the loss of those gallant men, whose names ought to live in the recollection and affection of a grateful country.

That three months' pay be allowed, exclusively of the common allowance, to all the petty officers, seamen, marines, and infantry serving as marines, who so gloriously supported the honor of the American flag on that memorable day.

Approved October 20, 1814.

Resolutions expressive of the sense of Congress of the gallant conduct of Captain Oliver H. Perry, the

officers, seamen, marines, and infantry acting as such, on board of his squadron.

Tbat the thanks of Congress be, and the same are hereby, presented to Captain Oliver Hazard Perry, and through him to the officers, petty officers, seamen, marines, and infantry serving as such, attached to the squadron under his command, for the decisive and glorious victory gained on lake Erie, on the tenth of September, in the year eighteen hundred and thirteen, over a British squadron of superior force.

That the President of the United States be requested to cause gold medals to be struck, emblematical of the action between the two squadrons, and to present them to Captain Perry and Captain Jesse D. Elliott, in such manner as will be most honorable to them; and that the President be further requested to present a silver medal, with suitable emblems and devices, to each of the commissioned officers, either of the navy or army, serving on board, and a sword to each of the midshipmen and sailing-masters who so nobly distinguished themselves on that memorable day.

That the President of the United States be requested to present a silver medal, with like emblems and devices, to the nearest male relative of Lieutenant John Brooks, of the marines, and a sword to the nearest male relatives of Midshipmen Henry Laub, and Thomas Claxton, jr., and to communicate to them the deep regret which Congress feel for the loss of those gallant men, wbose names ought to live in the recollection and affection of a grateful country, and whose conduct ought to be regarded as an example to fnture generations.

That three months' pay be allowed, exclusively of the common allowance, to all the petty officers, seamen, marines, and infantry serving as such, who so gloriously supported the honor of the American flag, under the orders of their gallant commander, on that signal occasion.

Approved January 6, 1814.

Resolution relative to the brilliant achievement of Captain James Lawrence, in the capture of the

British vessel of war, the Peacock.

That the President of the United States be requested to present to the nearest male relative of Captain James Lawrence, a gold medal, and a silver medal to each of the commissioned officers who served under him in the sloop of war Hornet, in her conflict with the British vessel of war, the Peacock, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct of the officers and crew in the capture of that vessel; and the President is also requested to communicate to the nearest relative of Captain Lawrence the sense which Congress entertains of the loss which the naval service of the United States has since sustained in the death of that distinguished officer.

Approved January 11, 1814.

An act authorizing the purchase of the vessels captured on Lake Erie. Sec. 1. Be it enacted, Sc., That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be purchased the British vessels which were captured on lake Erie by the American squadron, on the tenth day of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and the sum of two hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars, in payment for the said vessels, shall be distributed as prize money among the captors or their heirs.

SEC. 2. That, for carrying into effect this act, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

ŠEC. 3. That there be allowed and paid to Captain Oliver H. Perry, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in addition to his share of prize money as commander of the ship Lawrence, the sum of five thousand dollars.

Approved April 18, 1814.

Resolution expressive of the sense of Congress relative to the victory of the Peacock over the

Epervier.

That the President of the United States be requested to present to Captain Lewis Warrington, of the sloop of war Peacock, a gold medal, with suitable emblems and devices, and a silver medal, with like emblems and devices, to each of the commissioned officers, and a sword to each of the midshipmen, and to the sailing-master, of the said vessel, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct of the officers and crew, in the actiou with the British brig Epervier, on the twenty-ninth day of April, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, in which action the decisive effect and great superiority of the American gunnery were so signally displayed.

Approved October 21, 1814.

Resolution expressive of the sense of Congress relative to the capture of the British sloop Roin.

deer, by the American sloop Wasp. That the President of the United States be requested to present to Captain Johnston Blakely, of the sloop Wasp, a gold medal, with suitable devices, and a silver medal, with like devices, to each of the commissioned officers, and also a sword to each of the midshipmen, and the sailing-master of the aforesaid vessel, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct of the officers and crow, in the action with the British sloop of war Reindeer, on the twenty-eighth of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, in which action determined bravery and cool intrepidity, in nineteen minutes obtained a decisive victory, by boarding.

Apptoved November 3, 1814.

Resolutions expressive of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry and good conduct

of Commodore D. T. Patterson, and Major D. Carmick, and of the officers, seamen, and marines, under their command, in the defense of New Orleans.

That Congress entertain a high sense of the valor and good conduct of Commodore D. T. Patterson, of the officers, petty officers, and seamen, attached to his command, for their prompt and efficient co-operation with General Jackson, in the late gallant and successful defense of the city of New Orleans, when assailed by a powerful British force.

That Congress entertain a high sense of the valor and good conduct of Major Daniel Carmick, of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and marines, under his command, in the defense of the said city, on the late memorable occasion.

Approved February 22, 1815.

An act authorizing the purchase of vessels captured on lake Champlain. That the President of the United States be; and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be purchased, the British vessels which were captured on lake Champlain, by the American squadron, on the eleventh day of September, in the year eighteen hundred and fourteen; and the amount of the valuation of such captured vessels, wben duly made and returned to the navy department, shall be distributed as prize-money, among the captors or their heirs.

Approved March 3, 1815.

Resolution requesting the President to present medals to Captain James Biddle, and the officers of

the sloop of war Hornet. That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, requested to present to Captain James Bidale, of the sloop of war Hornet, a gold medal, with suitable emblenis and devices, and a silver medal, with suitable emblems and devices, to each commissioned officer of the said sloop of war, in testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of the gallantry, good conduct, and services, of Captain Biddle, his officers and crew, in capturing the British sloop of war Penguin, after a brave and skilful combat.

Approved February 22, 1816.

Resolution requesting the President to present modals to Captain Stewart and the officers of the

frigate Constitution.

That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, requested to present to Captain Charles Stewart, 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 Stewart, his officers and crew, in the capture of the British vessels of war, the Cyane and the Levant, after a brave and skilful combat.

Approved February 22, 1816.

An act rewarding the officers and crew of the sloop of war Hornet, for the capture and destruction

of the British sloop of war Penguin. That the President of the United States be, and he is bereby, authorized to have distributed, as prize-money, to Captain James Biddle, of the sloop of war Hornet, his officers and crew, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, for the capture and destruction of the British 'sloop of war Penguin; and that the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose aforesaid.

Approved February 28, 1816.

An act rewarding the officers and crew of the Constitution for the capture of the British sloop of

war Levant.

That the President of the United States be, and be hereby is, authorized to have distributed as prize-money, to Captain Charles Stewart, late of the frigate Constitution, his officers and crew, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, for the capture of the British sloop of war Levant; and that the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose aforesaid.

Approved April 26, 1816.

An act providing for the distribution of one hundred thousand dollars among the captors of the Alge.

rine vessels captured and restored to the Dey of Algiers. That the sum of one bundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid'out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and distributed in the same proportions and under the same regulations as prize money is now by law directed to be distributed, among the captors of the Algerine vessels, captured

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