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Naval Asylum near Philadelphia.—For two small porters' lodges, Philadelphia. seven hundred dollars ;
For cemetery and dead-house, one thousand two hundred dollars.
Magazines At Charlestown, one hundred and fifty dollars; at Brooklyn, two Charlestown.
Brooklyn. hundred dollars; at Washington, one hundred and fifty dollars; at
Washington. Gosport, three hundred and twenty-five dollars.
Gosport. For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, Contingent viz: For freight and transportation; printing and stationery; books, expenses. models and drawings; purchase and repair of fire-engines, and for machinery; repair of steam-engines in yards; purchase and maintenance of horses and oxen; carts, timber-wheels, and workmen's tools, postage of letters on public service; coal and other fuel, and oil and candles for navy-yards and shore stations; incidental labor, not chargeable to any other appropriation; labor attending the delivery of public stores, and supplies on foreign stations; wharfage, dockage, storage and rent; travelling expenses of officers; funeral expenses; commissions, clerk-hire, storerent, office-rent, stationery and fuel to navy agents and storekeepers; premiums, and incidental expenses of recruiting ; apprehending deserters; per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, or other services authorized by law; compensation to judge advocates; pilotage and towing vessels, and assistance rendered to vessels in distress, six hundred thousand dollars; a part of which sum, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, may be applied to supply any deficiency that may arise in the appropriation made under this head for the service of the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-five; Provided also, That out of the latter the sum of seventeen thousand two hundred and two dollars and eighty-two cents, be applied to the appropriation for the construction of a depot of charts and instruments, to balance expenditures heretofore made, and to pay arrearages now due for that object.
For contingent expenses for objects not heretofore enumerated, five thousand dollars;
For coal and other fuel for steam-vessels, forty thousand eight hundred and eighty dollars;
For the purpose of enabling the Secretary of the Navy to test the Explosion of value of such inventions, for preventing explosions of steam-boilers, as
steam-boilers. he may think proper, by applying the same to steam-engines on board of vessels of the United States, five thousand dollars ; Marine Corps.-For pay of officers, non-commissioned officers, musi
Pay. cians, privates, and servants, serving on shore, and subsistence of offi
Subsistence of cers, two hundred thousand seven hundred and seventy-one dollars and officers. sixteen cents;
For clothing, forty-three [thousand] six hundred and sixty-two dol Clothing. lars and fifty cents; for provisions, forty-five thousand and sixty-nine Provisions. dollars and ninety cents;
For fuel, sixteen thousand two hundred and seventy-four dollars and Fuel. twelve cents;
For military stores, repair of arms, pay of armorers, accoutrements, Military ordnance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and musical instruments, two thou- stores, &c. sand three hundred dollars;
For transportation of officers and troops, and for expenses of recruit- Transportaing, eight thousand dollars;
tion. For repair of barracks, and rent of temporary barracks, six thousand
Barracks. dollars ; For contingencies, viz.
Contingencies. Freight, ferriage, toll, wharfage and cartage; compensation to judge advocates; per diem for attending courts martial and courts of inquiry; per diem to enlisted men on constant labor; house-rent, where no public VOL. V.-100
quarters are assigned; the burial of deceased marines; printing, stationery, forage, postages, and the pursuit of deserters; candles and oil: straw; barrack furniture; bed sacks, spades, axes, shovels, picks; carpenters' tools; and keeping a horse for the messenger, seventeen thou
sand nine hundred and eighty dollars. R. P. Ander
To R. P. Anderson for printing and binding for the Navy Departson.
ment, by contract, thirteen hundred and thirty-one dollars. Naval con Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That naval constructors may be structors. required to perform duty at any navy-yard or other station; and, when
so ordered, shall be entitled to the same allowance for travel which is
made to officers of the navy. Ordnance, &c. Sệc. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the proviso to and supplies the act of third March, eighteen hundred and forty-three, entitled “An purchased out of U. S. for ves.
act making appropriations for the naval service for the half-calendar sels on foreign year, beginning the first of January, and ending the thirtieth day of stations, not re. June, eighteen hundred and forty-three, and for the fiscal year, beginquired to be furnished by
ning the first of July, eighteen hundred and forty-three, and ending the contract. thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-four," as requires that 1643, ch. 83. provisions, and all other materials of every name and nature, for the use
of the navy, to be furnished by contract, with the lowest bidder, after advertisement, shall be, and the same is hereby, so far modified that it shall not apply to ordnance, gunpowder, medicines, or the supplies which it may be necessary to purchase out of the United States, for vessels on
foreign stations. Pay of passed
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no more than one hunmidshipmen. dred and eighty passed midshipmen, and those senior in rank,
shall at the same time receive the pay fixed by law for that class of
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That midshipmen shall hereafter of midshipmen. be appointed from each State and Territory with reference and in pro
portion, as near as may be, to the number of representatives and delegates to Congress; and that, until such a proportion shall have been established, all future appointments shall be made from such States and Territories as have not their relative proportion of midshipmen on the navy list, whenever there are suitable applicants from such States or Territories; and provided further, that in all cases of appointment, the individual selected shall be an actual resident of the State from which the appointment purports to be made, and that the District of Columbia
be considered as a Territory in this behalf. Furloughs. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act entitled
an act to regulate the pay of the navy of the United States, approved March third, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, as provides, that no officer shall be put on furlough but at his own request, be and
the same is hereby repealed. Appointment Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That in lieu of the mode heretoof engineers of
fore provided by law, the engineer-in-chief, and chief engineers of the the navy.
navy shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; and that the President, by and with the like advice and consent, may appoint six engineers, to be employed in the
revenue service of the United States, and the Secretary of the Treasury Engineers in may appoint six assistant engineers, to be employed in the like service, the revenue service.
one engineer and one assistant to be assigned to each steamer in the said service, if the same shall be deemed necessary by the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall prescribe the duties to be performed by said officers respectively; each of the said engineers shall be entitled to receive the same pay as now is, or hereafter may be, by law, allowed to first lieutenants in the Revenue service; and that each assistant engineer, shall be entitled to receive the same pay that now is, or hereafter may be, by law, allowed to third lieutenants in said service.
Sect. 8. And be it further enacted, That 'no more than one Purser Pay of pursers doing duty at any navy-yard shall at the same time be entitled to the at navy-yards. pay fixed by law for that service.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the term “persons," men 2d and 3d secs. tioned in the second and third sections of an act passed March second, act of 20 March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, entitled "An act to pro- extended to mavide for the enlistment of boys for the naval service, and to extend the rines. term of enlistment of seamen,” shall be construed to include marines.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the accounting officers of Settlement of the Treasury Department be authorized and directed, in the settlement R. M. Price's of the account of Rodman M. Price, as purser of the United States accounthas puro steam-ship Missouri, to credit him with such portion of the amount of souri. the slops, small stores, and money, with which he stands charged on the books of the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury, as they shall be satisfied was consumed or lost by the burning of said vessel; not, however, to exceed the sum of twelve thousand and sixty dollars; and that the said Rodman M. Price be, and he is hereby, exonerated from all liability on account of the provisions which were lost with said vessel.
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty-five thou- Erection of sand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of marine hospitals any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose Louisville, and of erecting marine hospitals upon the sites owned by the United States Cleveland. at Pittsburg in Pennsylvania, Louisville in Kentucky, and at Cleveland in Ohio, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That in all cases where proposals Publication for for any contract or contracts, to be made by any of the Executive De- proposals, &c. partments or Bureaus, and in all cases where notices of any description, Departments. issuing from the same, are now required by law to be advertised, the same shall be advertised by publication in the two newspapers, in the city of Washington, having the largest permanent subscription, and at the discretion of the Executive in any third paper that may be published in said city : Provided, That the charges for such publications shall not be higher than such as are paid by individuals for advertising in said papers: And provided also, That the same publications shall be made in each of said papers equally, as to frequency. APPROVED, March 3, 1845.
STATUTE II. CHAP. LXXVIII.-An Act relating to revenue cutters and steamers.
March 3, 1845. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
No revenue United States of America in Congress assembled, That no revenue cutter cutter or steamor revenue steamer shall hereafter be built (excepting such as are now er to be built, in the course of building and equipment) nor purchased, unless an &o- without an appropriation be first made, by law, therefor.
WILLIE P. MANGUM,
IN SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
March 3, 1845. The President of the United States having returned to the Senate, in which it originated, the bill entitled "An act relating to revenue cutters and steamers," with his objections thereto, the Senate proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same; and,
Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same. Attest:
Secretary of the Senate.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES,
March 3, 1845. The House of Representatives having been notified by the Senate that the bill entitled "An act relating to revenue cutters and steamers," had been returned by the President, with his objections, to the Senate, in which it originated, and that the Senate having proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the same, had “Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the Senate agreeing to pass the same," the House of Representatives proceeded, in pursuance of the Constitution, to reconsider the said bill, and
Resolved, That the said bill do pass, two thirds of the House of
B. B. FRENCH
RESOLUTIONS. Jan. 23, 1845. No. 1. A Resolution explanatory of “An act making appropriations for the pay
ment of revolutionary and other pensions of the United States for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five."
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Claims pend. States of America in Congress assembled, That the act entitled “An act ing at the pas- making appropriations for the payment of revolutionary and other pensage of this rersions of the United States for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth of solution, not af fected by the June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five," shall not be so conpension appro. strued as in any way to affect the claims of those widows whose applicapriation act.
tion for a pension, or an arrear of pension, at the passage of this resoluAct of April 30, 1844, ch. 15. tion, shall have been made and filed in the Pension Office, awaiting the
decision of the Commissioner of Pensions thereon.
APPROVED, January 23, 1845.
Feb. 13, 1845. No. 3. A Resolution to suspend a part of the third section of the joint resolution
of the eleventh of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, relating to armories.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Suspended in States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the third case of the na- section of the joint resolution of the eleventh of September, one thouval depot at sand eight hundred and forty one, as requires the consent of the State Memphis. Act of March
before the expenditure of any public money, upon any site or land pur3, 1843, ch. 93. chased by the United States, for the purpose of armories, arsenals, posts,
fortifications, navy-yards, custom-houses, light-houses, or other public buildings of any kind, be, and the same is hereby, suspended, so far as the same is applicable to the naval depot at Memphis, in the State of Tennessee, until after the adjournment of the first session of the legislature of said State which may be held after the passage of this resolution.
APPROVED, February 13, 1845.
Feb. 20, 1845. No. 4. Joint Resolution authorizing the Postmaster General of the United States
to contract with railroad companies, in certain cases, without advertising for proposals therefor.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Authority to States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General contract with be, and he hereby is, authorized to make and enter into contracts with any railroad.
any railroad company for the transmission of the mail, without advertising for bids on such railroads, as now required by law.
APPROVED, February 20, 1945.
No. 5. A Resolution for distributing the work on the Exploring Expedition. Feb. 20, 1845.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That as each part of the work Fifty-eight conow in course of publication on the “ Exploring Expedition” shall be pies to Secreta
ry of State for completed, fifty-eight copies of the same shall be delivered to the Secre
distribution. tary of State, to be distributed as follows, that is to say: To each of these United States, one copy; to the government of France, two copies; Great Britain, two copies; Russia, two copies; and one copy each to Sweden, Denmark, Prussia, Austria, Bavaria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Sardinia, Greece, Tuscany, the Ecclesiastical States, the Two Sicilies, Turkey, China, Mexico, New Granada, Venezuela, Chili, Peru, the Argentine Republic, Brazil, Texas, and the Sandwich Islands; and one copy to the Naval Lyceum in Brooklyn, New York.
Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That one copy of said work be further dispogiven to Charles Wilkes, esquire, the commander of said expedition, one sition. copy to William L. Hudson, esquire, and one copy to Cadwallader Ringold, esquire, commandants of vessels in said expedition.
Sec. 3. And be it further resolved, That two copies of said work be placed in the Library of Congress, and that the residue of said work shall be delivered to the Librarian, to be by him preserved for future distribution.
APPROVED, February 20, 1845.
No. 7. A Resolution amendatory of the resolution passed April thirty, one thou- March 1, 1845.
sand eight hundred and forty-four, " respecting the application of certain appropriations heretofore made.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That nothing contained in Payment for the joint Resolution of April thirty, one thousand eight hundred and supplies, &c. forty-four, or in any other act or Resolution, shall be understood or con- inhabitants of strued to prevent the Secretary of War from allowing and paying any Florida. just and equitable claims for supplies furnished, or advances or loans
April 30, 1844, of money made to provide for the defence of the inhabitants and sup- ante, p. 716. pression of Indian hostilities in the Territory of Florida, provided that the amount so allowed and paid shall not exceed the sums already appropriated by law.
APPROVED, March 1, 1845.
No. 8. Joint Resolution for annexing Texas to the United States.
March 1, 1845. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress doth con Consent of sent that the territory properly included within, and rightfully belong- Congress to the ing to the Republic of Texas, may be erected into a new State, to be erection of called the State of Texas, with a republican form of government, to be State for admisadopted by the people of said republic, by deputies in convention as- sion into the sembled, with the consent of the existing government, in order that the Union. same may be admitted as one of the States of this Union. 2. And be it further resolved, That the foregoing consent of Con
Conditions of gress is given upon the following conditions, and with the following admission. guarantees, to wit: First, Said State to be formed, subject to the adjustment by this government of all questions of boundary that may arise with other governments; and the constitution thereof, with the proper evidence of its adoption by the people of said Republic of Texas, shall be transmitted to the President of the United States, to be laid before Congress for its final action, on or before the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six. Second. Said State, when ad