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1856 AND 1857, AND THE BALANCES ON JULY 1, 1857.







A statement of the appropriations, amount drawn during the year 1856

and 1857, and the amount of balances on hand on the 1st of July, 1857, and such appropriations as have been carried to the surplus fund.

JANUARY 25, 1858.-Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.


Washington, January 23, 1858. SIR : In pursuance of the act of Congress of May 1, 1820, I have the honor to transmit herewith a statement of the appropriations applicable to the War Department during the fiscal year 1856-257; the amount drawn from the treasury by requisitions during the same period; the balances on the 1st July, 1857; and such appropriations as have been carried to the surplus fund. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Secretary of War. Hon. JAMES L. ORR,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.


Second Comptroller's Office, December 24, 1857. SIR: I have the honor herewith to transmit, in duplicate, a statement of the appropriations for the War Department for the fiscal year 1856–57, showing the balances of the appropriations on the 1st of July, 1856; the appropriations made for the fiscal year 1856–57; the repayments and transfers in the same time; the amounts applicable

to the service of the year 1856–57; the amounts drawn by requisitions from the treasury in the same period; and, finally, the balances on the 30th of June, 1857, with such appropriations as have been carried to the surplus fund; prepared in pursuance of an act of Congress approved May 1, 1820. Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,


Comptroller Hon. John B. FLOYD,

Secretary of War.

Statem ent of the appropriations for the service of the War Department from July 1, 1856, to June 30, 1857, made

pursu ant to the provisions of the second section of the act of Congress of May 1, 1820, entitled "An act in addition to the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the Treasury, War, and Navy Departments.'

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Pay of the army.
Subsistence of officers
Forage -
Payments in lieu of clothing to officers' servants..
Medical and hospital department
Sick and discharged soldiers, act March 2, 1847
Three months' extra pay
Military contributions.
Civil fund of California.-
Secret services in Mexico
Subsistence of the army
Clothing of the army
Quartermaster's department.
Transportation of the army
Transportation of officers
Barracks, quarters, &c. ...
Barracks, &c., on the western frontier, act March 3,

Barracks and other buildings at Plattsburg, New

York, acts 1839 and 1840

$968, 438 02

38, 010 29 80,830 88

9,506 62
64,845 39

50 00
38, 493 52
7,037 02

665 16


* Carried to surplus fund.

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Barracks, quarters, &c., at Republican fork of Kansas

Barracks, &c., at Fort Towson ; act August 31, 1852.
Barracks at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, rebuilding of.
Incidental expenses of quartermaster's department..
Purchase of horses for dragoons, &c.
Remounting the four companies of light artillery-
Purchase of camels, &c. --
Compensation of clerks and messenger, &c., of com-

manding general's office..
Contingent expenses of commanding general's office.
Removing the present dome of the Capitol, &c.
Extension of the United States Capitol
Post Office building, continuation of the
Washington aqueduct, continuing the
Building in Washington city for arms, &c., of vol-

Expenses of recruiting-
Contingent expenses of Adjutant General's office.
Contingencies of the army....
Extra pay to officers and men, Mexican boundary

commission. Pay of civil superintendents at national armories.

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horses at
West Point hospital for cadets, furnishing-
West Point, repairs, &c., to professors' quarters
West Point, gun pendulum for
Printing Book of Tactics..
Raising four additional regiments.
Testing Barlow's rifle cannon..
Removal and subsistence of Seminoles in Florida
Magazine at Jefferson barracks, completing...
Purchase of lots, &c., at Harper's Ferry-
Arming and equipping the militia..
Testing Lieutenant Rodman's plan for casting can-

non hollow
Ordnance service.
Ordnance, ordnance stores, and supplies.
Cannon, &c., for seacoast defence
Purchase of best breech-loading rifles..
Incidental expenses of Ordnance department.
Armament of fortifications.
National armories.
Springfield armory, repairs, &c., at..
Purchase of gunpowder for the Pacific coast.
Harper's Ferry armory, repairs, &c., at....
Fort McRee, and preservation of site, Pensacola

Fort Warren, Boston harbor.
Fort Knox, Penobscot river, Maine.

207, 967 25
25, 000 00
20, 629 58
165, 234 43

14, 000 00 134, 020 30

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