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For office of surveyor general northwest of the Ohio, four thousand five hundred dollars.

For office of surveyor general of Wiskonsan and Iowa, one thousand dollars.

For office of surveyor general of Illinois and Missouri, four thousand five hundred dollars.

For office of surveyor general of Arkansas, one thousand dol

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building.

Office of Auditor of the Post Office Department.

For office of surveyor general of Louisiana, three thousand : : dollars.

For surveying in the State of Louisiana, to be expended at a survey rate of not exceeding eight dollars a mile, required in part to isiana. pay deficiencies in existing appropriations, thirteen thousand dollars. No. 29. For southeast Executive building:

8. E. Executive For labor, two thousand two hundred dollars. For fuel and light, three thousand seven hundred dollars. For miscellaneous items, one thousand nine hundred dollars. : No. 30. In the Auditor's office of the Post Office Departs of ment: ..

Hor blank books, binding, and stationery, two thousand and seventy-six dollars and sixty-eight cents.

For printing blanks, eight hundred and eleven dollars and fifty cents.

For labor, one thousand one hundred and twenty dollars.

For continuing fourteen temporary clerks to January first, eighteen hundred and forty-three, employed under the act of September ninth, eighteen hundred and forty-one, four thouseand one hundred and eighty-two dollars and nineteen cents.

For miscellaneous items, four hundred dollars.

For blank books and printing, prior to May, eighteen hundred and forty-one, three thousand eight hundred and twenty• seven dollars and seventeen cents.

POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT.

Post Office De

partment. No. 31. For blank books, binding, and stationery, one thousand one hundred and ninety dollars.

For newspapers and periodicals, one hundred dollars.

For fuel and oil, including arrearages, three thousand six hun-. dred dollars.

For miscellaneous items, one thousand two hundred and thirty-seven dollars..

For printing four hundred and fifty-three dollars.
Forlabor nine hundred and thirty-eight dollars.
For one day watchman, three hundred and sixty dollars.

For compensation of temporary clerks, thirty-five hundred dollars.

UNITED STATES MINT AND BRANCHES. Mint & branches.

Mint at PhiladelNo. 32. For coinage expenses, including materials and im- phia.

lotte.

Ionega.

Branch at New Orleans.

plements, fuel, new machinery and repairs of old, die making, and wastage of gold and silver, at the Philadelphia mint, fifteen thousand two hundred dollars.

For house expenses, including water rent and taxes, repairs, lighting, cleaning, and watching at the same, four thousand dollars.

For office expenses, including stationery and postage, six hun

dred dollars. Branch at Char. No. 33. For coinage expenses, including materials and im.

plements, fuel, repairs, and wastage of gold, at the Charlotte branch mint, one thousand two hundred dollars.

For house expenses, including repairs, lighting, and cleaning at the same, two hundred dollars.

. For office expenses, including stationery and postage at the

same, one hundred dollars. Branch at Dah No. 34. For coinage expenses, including materials and im

plements, fuel, repairs, and wastage of gold, at Dahlonega branch mint, six hundred dollars.

For house expenses, including repairs, lighting, and cleaning at the same, two hundred dollars.

For office expenses, including stationery and postage at the

same, one hundred dollars. Branch at New No. 35. For coinage expenses, including materials and imple

ments, fuel, repairs, and wastage of gold and silver, at the New Orleans branch mint, eleven thousand and fifty-two dollars.

For house expenses, including water-rent and taxes, repair lighting, cleaning, and watching, three thousand five hundred and ninety-eight dollars.

For office expenses, including stationery and postage, three

hundred and fifty dollars. Repairs of the cap - 36. For annual repairs of the Capitol, attending furnaces ital, &c.

and water-closets, lamp-lighting, oil, laborers on Capitol grounds, tools, keeping iron pipes and wooden fences in order, attending at the western gates, gardener's salary, and top-dressing for

plants, seven thousand four hundred and fifty-eight dollars and Proviso: garden-fifty cents: Provided, That the salary of the public gardener

vele shall not exceed the sum of one thousand two hundred dollars. Repairs of the For annual repairs of the President's house, gardener's salary, President's house, horse and cart, laborers, tools, and top-dressing for plants, two

· thousand five hundred and fifty dollars. Repairing fences. For repairs of fence on Pennsylvania avenue, fronting the

War and State Departments, and fence of Presidents garden,

two hundred dollars. Farnaces beneath For taking down and removing the two furnaces beneath the presentatives, &c. Hall of the House of Representatives, and building three new

ones on the floor below the crypt, excavating a coal vault, constructing additional fues for hot and cold air for the better ventilation of the Hall and passages, nine thousand six hundred

and thirty-four dollars. Ground north of For purchase of ground north of the General Post Office, beodce

tween seventh and eighth streets, or so much thereof as the

&c.

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Postmaster General may deem expedient, twenty-five thousand
dollars.
For rebuilding the bridge across Pennsylvania avenue, at Se-

Bridge cond street, and extending the same over the present stone abut- Pennsylvania avements on said Second street, and reimbursing the corporation of Washington the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars, ex pended in erecting the present wooden structure, twelve thousand dollars. For altering the two passages and doorways of the roof, new

Alterations, &c., steps, new doors, covering the wood with copper, removing the over House of Recircular horizontal sash, over the Hall of the House of Representatives, and substituting a permanent roof covered with copper, and repairing the copper work of the roof, six hundred dollars.

For alterations and repairs, and fixtures of the north wing of Alterations, &c., the Capitol, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three dollars worth wing capitol. and forty-five cents. For new floor in the basement story of the President's house,

Repairs, &c. for wooden partition and glass door, and for new caps to the President's House. chimneys five hundred and fifty dollars. For completing the Post Office building, and fixtures and

Completing Post furniture for the same, twenty-seven thousand and ninety-one omce building. dollars and seventy-one cents. For repairing the stone work which secures the iron pipes Repairing foot

ways and lampwhere they cross the Tiber, one hundred and fifty dollars.

For repairing the flag footways at the Capitol and President's house, and for repairing lamp posts and lamps at the Capitol, two hundred dollars.

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For expenses attending the negotiation of a treaty with the Wyandot Indians of Ohio, in addition to former appropriations, des

treaty with Wyanone thousand dollars.

For compensation to a clerk in the office of Superintendent Clerks in ofico of Indian Affairs at St. Louis, authorized by a previous section diane Attaire est et of this act, twelve hundred dollars : Provided, That

any sum heretofore appropriated for two clerks, now dispensed with, be not used or applied.

For compensation to two commissioners to examine claims under the treaty with the Cherokees of eighteen hundred and thirty-five, and pay of a secretary, and provisions for Indians treaty. during the session of the board, and for contingent expenses, thirteen thousand five hundred dollars; and for arrearages of the late board of commissioners under same treaty, one thousand five hundred and fifty-eight dollars.

For compensation to tws clerks, authorized to be continued Clerks in office by the Secretary of War in the office of the Commissioner of Commissioner IR Indian Affairs, by joint resolution, approved May twenty, eighteen hundred and forty-two, in addition to former appropriations, fifteen hundred dollars.

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JUDICIARY.

Sudiciary,

No. 37. For the contingent expenses of the Attomey General's Attorney Genera

al's office, five hundred dollars.

Surplus for one

icals.

penses of the Sen

House of Representatives.

Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That in case the sun object may be ap- appropriated for any object should be found more than sufficient deficiency for ano to meet the expense thereby contemplated, the surplus may be populares en periode applied, under the direction of the head of the proper depart

ment, to supply the deficiency of any other item in the same department or office: Provided, That the expenditure for newspapers and periodicals shall not exceed the amount specifically

appropriated to that object by this act. Appropriations

SEC. 24. And be it further enacted, That the following sums for Congress, be, and hereby, are, appropriated to the objects hereinafter men

tioned, viz. Pay and mileage.

For pay and mileage of the members of Congress and deler gates from the Territories, in addition to the sum already appro: priated to that object during the present session, one hundred

and twenty-two thousand six hundred and thirty dollars, Contingent Ex For stationery, printing, and all other incidental and coptin, äte, and

gent expenses of the Senate, in addition to the sum already appropriated to that object during the present session, seven thousand and fifty-eight dollars.

For stationery, printing, and all other incidental and contin gent expenses of the House of Representatives, in addition to the sum already appropriated to that object during the present

session, twenty-five thousand dollars. Aceounts of no

Sec. 25. And be it further enacted, That it shall not, at any commission, ex time hereafter, be lawful for any accounting or disbursing officer tial, &c., to be paid of the Government to allow or pay any account or change whatappropriation.

ever, growing out of, or in any way connected with, any commission or inquiry, except courts martial or courts of inquiry in the military or naval service of the United States, until special appropriations shall have been made by law. to pay such accounts and charges : Provided, That this shall not extend tą the contingent fund connected with the foreign intercourse of the Government placed at the disposal of the President of the

United States. Appropriations

Sec. 26. And be it further enacted, That the following sums from the patent be appropriated from the patent fund, viz: Digest of Palents. A sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, for printing a, di

gast, of patents from January first, eighteen hundred and thirty, nine,

For the purchase of such scientific books as are necessary for

the use of the Patent Office, one thousand dollars. Agricultural statis For the collection of agricultural statistics and for other agricultural purposes, one thousand dollars.

Approved, August 26th, 1842.

without a special

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Scientific books.

tico.

CHAP. 203.-AN ACT to establish a district court of the United States in

the city of Wheeling, in the State of Virginia.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That one annual term of the district court of the to be holdene som United States, for the western district of Virginia, bè holden in 25th August, the city of Wheeling, on the twenty-fifth day of August.

Approved, August 26th, 1842.

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CHAP. 204-AN ACT to provide for publishing an account of the discoveries ,

made by the Exploring Expedition, under the command of Lieutenant Wilkes,
of the United States Navy:

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be published, under the supervision published at under and direction of the Joint Committee on the Library an ac- the direction of the count of the discoveries made by the Exploring Expedition, mittee. under the command of Lieutenant Wilkes of the United States navy; which account shall be prepared with illustrations and published in a form similar to the voyage of the Astrolabe, lately published by the Government of France.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That when such account Proposals for 100 shall have been written, and the illustrations for the same shall verised for. have been prepared, an advertisement shall be inserted in the papers publishing the laws of the United States, inviting proposals for printing one hundred copies of the same for the United States, to be delivered to the Librarian of Congress in a time, and at a price to be stipulated in such contract; and the Contract to be contract shall be made with, and given to the person offering and given to the lowest

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& giving sufficient assurance to perform the work at the lowest price; and on such contract being made, the “account” shall be delivered to such contractor.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That until other provi- Objects of natural sion be made by law for the safe-keeping and arrangement of poticed, "o be the such objects of natural, history as may be in possession of the Patentomce, &et Government, the same shall be deposited and arranged in the upper room of the Patent Office, under the care of such person as may be appointed by the Joint Committee on the Library.

Approved, August 26th, 1842.

CHAP. 205.-AN ACT to confirm the sale of public lands in certain cases.

[See. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re. presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases when any entry has been made, sued under the pre-emption laws, of land which was public land, sub- entered under the ject to sale at the date of such entry, and when patents for the but withheld on

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for tracts

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