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STATUTE II. Aug. 31, 1842.

Chap.CCLXXX.–An Act concerning the payment of Florida miltia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations States of America in Congress assembled, That the appropriations for for subsistence subsistence made in the act entitled “An act for the payment of Florida in act 23d Aug. militia called into service in the years eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, 1842, ch. 192, applicable 10 and eighteen hundred and forty,” and approved August twenty-third, subsistence for eighteen hundred and forty-two, shall be applicable to the settlement of nished in 1839 and 1810.

any claims for subsistence furnished to the Florida militia in eighteen

hundred and thirty-nine, and eighteen hundred and forty, not heretofore Proviso. settled : Provided, That no supplies be paid for other than those authorProviso. ized by law or regulation : And provided, further, That the appropria

tion specified in said act shall not be exceeded.

APPROVED, August 31, 1812. STATUTE II. Aug. 31, 1842. Chap. CCLXXXI.-An Act to extend the collection district of Wiscasset. Newcastle and Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Nobleboro an- United States of America in Congress assembled, That the towns of nexed as ports of delivery:

Newcastle and Nobleboro, lying on the Damariscotta river, in the State Repealed by of Maine, be annexed to the collection district of Wiscasset, as ports act of March 3, of delivery only. 1843, ch. 79.

APPROVED, August 31, 1812. STATUTE II. Aug. 31, 1842. Chap. CCLXXXII.—An Act to suppress the vending of lottery tickets in the Dis

trict of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sale of lottery States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the first tickets in the

day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, it shall not District of Columbia, after 1st

be lawful, to keep within the District of Columbia any office or place January 1843, of business for the sale of lottery tickets, or of any share or interest in unlawful.

lottery tickets, nor shall it be lawful to sell or offer for sale within the

said District, any lottery ticket or any share or interest in any lottery Penalty for

ticket; and every person who shall be duly convicted of offending against offending.

the provisions of this act shall be punished by imprisonment in the common jail of the county in which the offence shall have been committed for a period not less than one, nor more than six calendar months, and shall forfeit and pay a fine of not less than one hundred nor exceeding one thousand dollars, one half of which shall go to the informer, and the other half to the municipal corporation within whose corporate limits the offence shall have been committed; but if committed without the limits of any municipal corporation, then such moiety of the fine shall

go to the United States. Sales of lottery Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the contract of sale for such tickets voidlawful to reco

lottery ticket or tickets, or share or interest in such lottery ticket or ver the money. tickets, shall be absolutely void, and the person or persons paying there

for shall have a right to recover back the money paid therefor as money Certain lottery paid on a void consideration : Provided, That nothing herein contained tickets excepted shall be construed to restrain the selling of lottery tickets, so far as the

same is authorized by any existing contract made by the Common Council of the city of Alexandria, under an ordinance of the Common Council of the said city, passed on the fifth day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, and approved by the President of the United States, if such contract is made, and so far as the same is made, in conformity with the provisions of its charter, nor so far as the selling of the same is authorized by any subsisting license of any of the cities of the said District, for the period of one year from the passage of this act : And provided, further, That it shall not be lawful, under color of any

for one year.

contract made with the Common Council of the said city of Alexandria,
as aforesaid, to vend or sell tickets, or parts of tickets, or shares, in any
lottery or lotteries, authorized by the Legislature of any State or Terri-
tory within the United States, or any foreign Government.
APPROVED, August 31, 1842.

STATUTE II. Chap.CCLXXXIII.-An Act to provide for purchasing materials and for the Aug. 31, 1842.

support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of seven thou- Appropriation. sand nine hundred and sixty-five dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for the purpose of furnishing raw materials for manufacture and for the support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia, to be expended under the direction of the board of inspectors of said penitentiary, and to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED, August 31, 1842.

STATUTE II. Chap. CCLXXXVI.-- An Act to reorganize the Navy Department of the United Aug. 31, 1842.

States. (a) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act ap- Act of 7th Feb. proved February seventh, eighteen hundred and fifteen, entitled “ An 1815, ch. 35,

repealed. act to alter and amend the several acts establishing a Navy Department, by add thereto a Board of Commissioners," be, and the same is hereby, repealed. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be attached to Bureaus to be

attached to the the Navy Department the following bureaus, to wit:

Navy Depart. 1. A bureau of Navy Yards and Docks. 2. A bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repairs. 3. A bureau of Provisions and Clothing. 4. A bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography. 5. A bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United

Chiefs of the States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint, appointed, how. from the captains in the naval service, a chief for each of the bureaus of Navy Yards and Docks, and of Ordnance and Hydrography, who shall each receive a salary of three thousand five hundred dollars per annum, in lieu of all other compensation whatever, in the naval service; and shall, in like manner, appoint a chief of the bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs, who shall be a skilful naval constructor, and shall also appoint a chief of the bureau of Provisions and Clothing, who shall each receive for his services three thousand dollars per annum; and shall in like manner appoint from the surgeons of the navy a chief of the bureau of Medicine and Surgery, who shall receive for his services two thousand five hundred dollars per annum. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy Sec. Navy to

appoint clerks shall appoint the following clerks, to wit:

for the For the office of the Secretary of the Navy, a chief clerk, who shall re- Office of the ceive for his services two thousand dollars per annum; one registering Secretary of the clerk, who shall receive for bis services one thousand four hundred dol

Navy. lars per annum; tree recording clerks, who shall receive for their services each one thousand dollars per annum; one principal corresponding clerk, who shall receive for his services one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; and two assistant corresponding clerks, who shall receive for their services each twelve hundred dollars per annum; one

(a) Notes of the acts relating to the navy of the United States, vol. 2, 699.

ment.

sarrant clerk, who shall receive for his services twelve hundred dollars per annum; and one miscellaneous clerk, who sh_ll receive for his ser

vices eight hundred dollars per annum. Bureau of Na. For the bureau of Navy Yards and Docks, one civil engineer, who vy Yards and shall receive for his services two thousand dollars per annum; one Docks.

draughtsman, who shall receive for his services one thousand dollars per annum; one chief clerk, who shall receive for his services one thousand four hundred dollars per annum; and two assistant clerks, one of whom shall receive for his services one thousand dollars per annum, and the other shall receive for his services eight hundred dollars per

annum. Bureau of Con. For the bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs, one assiststruction, equip- ant constructor and draughtsman, who shall receive for his services the ment and re

sum of one thousand six hundred dollars per annum; and four clerks, pairs.

Act of March one of whom shall receive for his services fourteen hundred dollars per 3, 1843, ch. 83. annum, and the others shall receive for their services one thousand dol.

lars per annum, each. Bureau of Pro- For the bureau of Provisions and Clothing, one chief clerk, who shall visions and receive for his services one thousand four hundred dollars per annum; Clothing

and two clerks, one of whom shall receive for his services one thousand two hundred dollars per annum, and the other shall receive for his ser

vices eight hundred dollars per annum. Bureau of Ord- For the bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, one draughtsman, nance and Hy. who shall receive for his services one thousand dollars per annum; and drography.

three clerks, one of whom shall receive for his services twelve hundred dollars per annum, and the others shall receive for their services one

thousand dollars per annum, cach. Bureau of Me. For the bureau of Medicine and Surgery, two clerks, one of whom dicine and Sur. shall receive for his services twelve hundred dollars per annum, and the gery.

other shall receive for his services eight hundred dollars per annum; and one assistant surgeon, who shall receive for his services not less

than the highest pay of his grade in the service. Duties to be Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy distributed

shall assign and distribute among the said bureaus such of the duties among the bu.

of the Navy Department, as he shall judge to be expedient and proper ; reaus.

and all the duties of the said bureaus shall be performed under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, and their orders shall be considered as emanating from him, and shall have full force and effect as

such. Messengers. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to

each bureau a messenger, who shall receive for his services a compen

sation not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum. Franking pri- Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the chief of each bureau vilege. Act of March

hereby established shall be authorized to frank all communications from 3, 1845, ch. 43, his bureau; and all communications to his bureau, on the business

thereof, shall be free of postage. Papers of the Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the books, records, and Navy Coinmis. sioners' office

papers, now belonging to the office of the Navy Commissioners shall be to be distribu. distributed among the bureaus, according to the nature of their duties ted.

respectively; and the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to

provide for each bureau, such books of record and accounts, and such Appropriation stationery, as may be found necessary; for which purpose the sum of for stationery. three thousand five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, payable out

of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Appropriation Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the unexpended balance of in carry this law the appropriation for clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Navy, into

and the unexpended balance of the appropriation for the Commissioners of the Navy, their Secretary and clerks, together with such additional sum as may be necessary to carry this law into effect, be, and the same

sec. 6.

are hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy Officers, &c. shall, if the same can be done without detriment to the public service, may, with their

consent, be apappoint, with their consent, officers of the navy, not above the grade of

pointed to the lieutenants, to perform the duties of any clerkship created by this act, clerkships. (except as herein otherwise provided,) who shall receive each for their services not more than nine hundred dollars per annum, including their regular pay and rations; but the appointment of any officer in the navy

of the offices or clerkships in this act, shall in no manner whatever interfere with his grade in the service.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That all acts, or parts of acts Authority to authorizing the President of the United States, or the Secretary of the transter inoney, proper Department, under his direction to transfer any portion of the &c., so far as moneys appropriated for a particular branch of expenditure in that De- Navy Depart. partment, to be applied to another branch of expenditure in the same meni, repealed. Department, be, and are hereby, so far as relates to the Department of the Navy, repealed.

APPROVED, August 31, 1842.

to any

STATUTE II. CAAP. CCLXXXVII. - An Act to limit the sale of the public stock to par, and to Aug. 31, 1842. authorize the issue of Treasury notes, in lieu thereof, to a certain amount. (a)

(Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

No stock au. United States of America in Congress assembled, That no stock autho

thorized by acts rized to be issued for a loan, by the act entitled “ An act authorizing a of 21st July loan not exceeding the sum of twelve millions of dollars," approved 1841, ch.3, and July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-one, and the act amenda- 15th April 1842, tory of the same, entitled “ An act for the extension of the loan of sold below par. eighteen hundred and forty-one, and for an addition of five million of dollars thereto, and for allowing interest on Treasury notes due,” approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-two, shall hereafter be sold below par; and in case the same cannot be sold at or above par,

Issue of trea. and the exigencies of the public service shall require the same, then and sury notes au.

thorized upon in that case the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and hereby is,

certain contin. authorized to issue Treasury notes in lieu of so much thereof as cannot gencies. be thus negotiated, to an amount not exceeding six millions of dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Treasury notes autho- Time for the rized to be issued by virtue of this act shall not be issued after the time issuing of the

treasury notes limited by said last mentioned act, being the fifteenth day of April, limited. eighteen hundred and forty-three, for making said loan, and they shall To be issued

under the probe issued under the provisions and limitations contained in the act

visions and lim. entitled “ An act to authorize the issuing of Treasury notes,” approved itations of acts the twelfth day of October, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and as of 12th October modified by the act entitled “ An act additional to the act on the sub- 1837, ch. 2, and ject of Treasury notes,” approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundred 1840, ch.5.

Proviso. and forty : Provided, That the notes authorized to be issued by virtue of this act may, when redeemed, be reissued, or new notes issued in

Amount outlieu of such as may be redeemed within the time above prescribed for issuing the same, provided that not more than six millions in amount exceed $6,000,shall be outstanding at any one time under the authority of this act. 000. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That nothing in the act contained,

Relative to the

issuing of certi. entitled an act authorizing the loan, above referred to, and an act amen- ficales of stock. datory of the same, shall be so construed as to authorize the issue of certificates of stock, for debts now due or to become due by the United States, for any other purpose than a bona fide loan to the Government

(a) Notes of the acts authorizing the issuing of treasury notes, vol. 3, 766.

according to the original intention of that law, and that no certificate for any loan shall be issued for a less sum than one hundred dollars.

APPROVED, August 31, 1842.

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Cuap. CCLXXXVIII.-An Act making appropriations for certain fortifications of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-tuo.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, for the preservation, repairs, and construction of certain fortifications, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-two, viz. :

For repairs at Fort Preble, Portland, Maine, one thousand dollars.
For repairs of Fort Scammel, Portland, Maine, five thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort McClary, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, five thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, fire thousand dollars.

For repairs of sea-wall on Deer Island, Boston harbor, two thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Independence and sea-wall at Castle Island, balance of the original estimated cost of this work, being thirty thousand dollars.

For Fort Warren, Boston harbor, thirty-three thousand dollars.

For repairs of old Fort Griswold, New London harbor, Connecticut, five thousand dollars.

For completing the repairs of Fort Niagara, at the mouth of Niagara river, New York, and erecting and repairing the necessary buildings therein, five thousand dollars.

For completing the repairs of Fort Ontario, at Oswego, New York, and erecting the necessary buildings therein, six thousand dollars.

For Fort Schuyler, New York harbor, twenty thousand dollars.

For completing Castle Williams, New York harbor, five thousand dollars.

For completing South Battery, New York harbor, two thousand dollars.

For completing Fort Columbus, New York harbor, two thousand dollars.

For permanent wharves for Fort Columbus, Castle Williams, and South Battery, Governor's Island, New York harbor, and to complete the work according to the original estimates, eight thousand dollars.

For repairs at Fort Hamilton, New York harbor, five thousand dollars.

For repairs and for correcting defective construction of Fort Lafayette, New York harbor, twelve thousand dollars.

For Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia, thirty-five thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Macon, Beaufort, North Carolina, five thousand dollars.

For preservation of the site of the same, seven thousand dollars.

For Fort Sumter, Charleston harbor, South Carolina, towards completing the same, agreeably to the original estimates, fifty thousand dollars.

For Fort Livingston, Barrataria bay, Louisiana, ten thousand dollars.
For carrying on the work at Fort Towson, ten thousand dollars.
For carrying on the work at Fort Smith, ten thousand dollars.
APPROVED, August 31, 1842.

Fort Schuyler.
Castle Wil.
liams.
South battery.

Ft. Columbus.

Wharves, New York harbor.

Fort Hamilton.

Fort Lafayette.

Fort Monroe.

Fort Macon.

Fort Sumter.

Ft. Livingston.
Fort Towson.
Fort Smith.

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