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Dollars. Dollars. Civil and Diplomatic

1,341,502 Indian Appropriations

431,861 Rivers and Harbours

45,000 Navy

20,000 Ocean Mail Steamers

473,000 Lighthouses

31,000

2,342,363 “ With these additions the bills went to the Senate, where the Democratic majority thought their brethren of the Lower House had not put their hands deep enough into the public Treasury, and they piled on the following accounts in addition :Civil and Diplomatic

904,014 Indian Affairs

675,565 Army

840,167 Military Academy

3,100 Rivers and Harbours

578,000 Navy.

231,250 Lighthouses

181,120

3,413,216 In addition to these there were “indefinite appropriations,” i. e. "appropriations without specifying the amounts for the different items respectively

1,300,000

Total

7,035,712"*

It thus appears that (to take the lowest sum) 7,035,712 dollars (upwards of £1,400,000) were added to the expenditure of 1852–3 by Congress, beyond the sum (26,188,275 dollars, about £5,300,000) thought necessary by the Com

• This is the total given ; but the figures make it 7,055,579.

mittee of Ways and Means for the year; or, in other words, an addition of nearly 28 per cent. to the sum they had thought sufficient for the public service.

It is further to be borne in mind that this Democratic majority was in opposition to the general policy of the President and his Ministers, who were of the Whig party.

NOTE XV.

Presidents of the United States from the adoption of the Constitution:

1. George Washington April 30, 1789, to March 3, 1797. 2. John Adams

.March 4, 1797, to March 3, 1801. 3. Thomas Jefferson .........March 4, 1801, to March 3, 1809. 4. James Madison

March 4, 1809, to March 3, 1817. 5. James Munroe

.March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1825. 6. John Quincy Adams ..March 4, 1825, to March 3, 1829. 7. Andrew Jackson..... .March 4, 1829, to March 3, 1837. 8. Martin Van Buren ..March 4, 1837, to March 3, 1841. 9. Wm. Henry Harrison .March 4, 1841, to April 4, 1841. 10. John Tyler.

.April 4, 1841, to March 3, 1845. 11. James Knox Polk .March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1849. 12. Zachary Taylor .March 4, 1849, to July 9, 1850. 13. Millard Fillmore ..July 9, 1850, to March 3, 1853. 14. Franklin Pierce .March 4, 1853.

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NEW STATES :

Admitted into the Union, A.D.

1791 1792 1796 1802 1812 1816 1817 1818 1819 1820 1821 1836 1837 1845 1845 1846 1848 1850

14. Vermont 15. Kentucky 16. Tennessee 17. Ohio 18. Louisiana 19. Indiana 20. Mississippi 21. Illinois 22. Alabama 23. Maine 24. Missouri 25. Arkansas 26. Michigan 27. Florida 28. Texas 29. Iowa. 30. Wisconsin 31. California

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Population

in 1850. 313,611 982,405 1,002,625 1,977,031

500,763 988,734 592,853 858,298 771,671 583,088 682,043 209,639 397,654

87,387 187,403 192,214 304,226

200,000 R

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TERRITORIES :

Admitted into

the Union, A.D. Oregon

1848 Minesota

1849 l'tah (Mormon Valley)

1850 New Mexico

1850 Nebrasca (about to be organised)

1854 District of Columbia

Population in 1850. 20,000

6,192 25,000

1791

No return 48,000

Total Population

23,269,498

APPENDI X.

(See page 147.)

AN ACT TO PREVENT FRAUDS UPON THE

TREASURY OF THE UNITED STATES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all transfers and assignments hereafter made of any claim

upon the United States, or any part or share thereof, or interest therein, whether absolute or conditional, and whatever may be the consideration therefore; and all powers of attorney, orders, or other authorities for receiving payment of

any such claim, or any part or share thereof, shall be absolutely null and void, unless the same shall be freely made and executed in the presence of at least two attesting witnesses, after the allowance of such claim, the ascertainment of the amount due, and the issuing of a warrant for the payment thereof.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That any officer of the United States, or person holding any place of trust or profit, or discharging any official function under or in connection with any executive department of the Government of the United States, or under the Senate or House of Representatives of the United States, who, after the passage of this Act, shall act as an agent or attorney for pro

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