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CHAP. 265.-AN ACT making an assropriation for the erection of a marine

hospital at or near Ocracoke, in North Carolina.

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[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress $10,000 appropria: assembled, That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the chase of a site and same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury blue fiction of the not otherwise approprinted, for the purchase of a site and the

erection of a marine hospital at or near Ocracoke, in North CaTo be done un rolina; the site to be selected and the building to be contracted of the Secretary for and erected under the superintendence and direction of the who shall reportio Secretary of the Treasury; and that he (the Secretary of the

Treasury) be directed to report to Congress, at its next session,

ihe progress and condition of the work: Provided, That the propriated not to expense of the land and building shall not exceed that sum.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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CHAP. 266.-AN ACT making appropriations for certain sites for marine

hospitals therein mentioned.

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for sites for marine

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Appropriations assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are herehospitals at

by, appropriated for sites for marine hospitals, selected and purchased under the act of March third, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, entitled “An act to provide for certain harbors, and for the removal of obstructions in and at the mouths of certain

rivers, and for other purposes,” viz: Natohen, For a site for a marine hospital at Natchez, in the State of

Mississippi, seven thousand dollars. Napoleon, For a site for a marine hospital at Napoleon, in the State of

Arkansas, one thousand dollars. St. Louis, For the site for a marine hospital at St. Louis, in the State of

Missouri, seven thousand four hundred and sixty-eight dollars. Paducah, For the site for a marine hospital at Paducah, in the State of

Kentucky, one thousand dollars. Louisville, For the site fora marine hospital at Louisville, in the State of

Kentucky, six thousand dollars. Pittsburg, and

For the site for a marine hospital at Pittsburg, in the State of Pennsylvania, ten thousand two hundred and fifty three dollars.

For the site for a marine hospital at Cleveland, in the State of Ohio, twelve thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said several sums of money be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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· CHAP. 267.—AN ACT to establish and regulate the navy ration.

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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 the navy ratipn shall consist of the following dạily allowance of provisions for each person: 1. One pound of salted pork, with half a pint of peas or beans; or one pound of salted beef, with half a pound of flour, and a of the rution. quarter of a pound of raisins, dried apples, or other dried fruits ; or one pound of salt beef with half a pound of rice, two ounces of butter, and two ounces of cheese; together with fourteen ounces of biscuit, one quarter of an ounce of tea, or ounce of coffee, or one ounce of cocoa ; two ounces of sugar, and one gill of spirits; and of a weekly allowance of half á pound of pickles or cranberries, half a pint of molasses, and half a pint of vinegar.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That fresh meat may be substituted for salt beef or pork, and vegetables or sour crout be substituted for for the other articles usually issued with the salted meats, al-bles for other art lowing one and a quarter pounds of fresh meat for one pound cl of salted beef or pork, and regulating the quantity of vegetables or sour crout so as to equal the value of those articles for which they may be substituted.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, should it be neces- Soft bread, low, sary to vary the above described daily allowance, it shall be su lawful to substitute one pound of soft bread, or one pound of biscuit wine for flour, or half a pound of rice, for fourteen ounces of biscuit; half a pint of wine for a gill of spirits ; half a pound of rice for half a pint of beans or peas; half a pint of beans or peas for half a pound of rice. When it may be deemned expedient by the President of the United States, Secretary of the Navy, Articles allowed commander of a fleet or squadron, or of a single ship when not to be substiwtod acting under the authority of another officer on foreign ser- certain eases. vice; the articles of butter, cheese, raisins, dried apples or other dried fruits, pickles and molasses, may be substituted for each other and for spirits: Provided, The article substituted shall not exceed in value the article for which it may be issued, Proviso: ratne cording to the scale of prices which is or may be established the same. for the same. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in cases of necessity, In case of neoer

sity, daily allowthe daily allowance of provisions may be diminished or varied ance may be the by the discretion of the senior officer present in command, but mini

u Payment to be payment shall be made to the persons whose allowance shall made for the dead be thus diminished, according to the scale of prices which is or nulion. may be established for the same: but a commander who shall c thus make a diminution or variation shall report to his com- report the necesa manding officer or to the Navy Department, the necessity for the same, and give to the purser written orders specifying particularly the diminution or reduction which is to be made.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That no commissioned Spirits not allow. officer or midshipman, or any person under twenty-one years der twenty-one. of age, shall be allowed to draw the spirit part of the daily

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Othere may fre. ration, and all other persons shall be permitted to relinquish

that part of their ration, under such restrictions as the Presi-
dent of the United States may authorize : and to every person
who, by this section is prohibited from drawing, or who may

relinquish, the spirit part of his ration, there shall be paid in Value to be paid lieu thereof, the value of the same in money, according to the

prices which are or may be established for the same.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall go into effect in the United States, on the first day of the succeeding quarter after it becomes a law, and in ves

sels abroad, on the first day of the succeeding quarter after its Acts inconsistent official receipt : and any acts and parts of acts which may be bore with repealed. contrary to, or inconsistent with, the provisions of this act, shall be and are hereby repealed.

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Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 268.-AN ACT authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to contract for

the purchase, for the United States, the right to use Babbit's anti-attrition metal.

cbave thereof.

[Seo. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Authority to con assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he hereby ract for the pur- is, authorized to contract for the purchase, from the proprietor of

the patented interest therein, for the United States, of the right to use Babbit's anti-attrition metal in the construction of machinery and otherwork; subject to the ratification of Congress.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 269.-AN ACT establishing a court at Charleston, in the Common

wealth of Virginia.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress District Court to assembled, That hereafter terms of the district court for the ben, mint fearless western district of Virginia, be holden at Charleston, in the Lewisburg. 9

county of Kenawha, commencing on the Wednesdays after the second Mondays of April and September of every year, in lieu of the sessions of said district court now directed to be held at Lewisburg, in the county of Greenbriar, which said last mentioned sessions of said court are hereby discontinued.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 270.-AN ACT to provide revenue from imports, and to change and

modify existing laws imposing duties on imports, and for other purposes.

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Seç. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, in lieu The duties to be of the duties heretofore imposed by law on the articles herein- the following artiafter mentioned, and on such as may now be exempt from duty, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, the following duties that is to say:

First. On coarse wool unmanufactured, the value whereof, Wool unmanu at the last port or place whence exported to the United States, facturea. shall be seven cents or under per pound, there shall be levied a duty of five per centum ad valorem; and on all other unmanufactured wool, there shall be levied a duty of three cents per pound, and thirty per centum ad valorem: Provided, That when wool of different qualities of the same kind or sort, is imported in the same bale, bag, or package, and the aggregate value of the contents of the bale, bag, or package, shall be appraised by the appraisers, at a rate exceeding seven cents per pound, it shall be charged with a duty in conformity to such appraisal : Provided further, That when wool of different qualities, and different kinds or sorts, is imported in the same bale, bag, or package, the contents of the bale, bag, or package, shall be appraised at the value of the finest or most valuable kind or sort, and a duty charged thereon accordingly: Pro. vided further, That if bales of different qualities are embraced in the same invoice, at the same price, the value of the whole shall be appraised according to the value of the bale of the best quality: Provided further, That if any wool be imported having in it dirt, or any material or impurities, other than those naturally belonging to the fleece, and thus be reduced in value to seven cents per pound or under, the appraisers shall appraise said wool at such price, as in their opinion, it would have cost had it not been so mixed with such dirt or impurities, and a duty shall be charged thereon in conformity to such appraisal : Provided also, That wool imported on the skin shall be estimated as to weight and value as other wool. .

Second. On all manufactures of wool, or of which wool Manufactures of shall be a component part, except carpetings, flannels, bock- wo ings and baizes, blankets, worsted stuff goods, ready-made clothing, hosiery, mits, gloves, caps, and bindings, a duty of forty per centum.

Third. On Wilton carpets and carpeting, treble ingrain, Carpetings. Saxony, and Aubussen carpets and carpeting, a duty of sixtyfive cents per square yard ; on Brussels and Turkey carpets and carpeting, fifty-five cents per square yard; on all Venitian and ingrain carpets and carpetings, thirty cents per square yard; on all other kinds of carpets and carpeting, of wool, hemp, flax, or cotton, or parts of either, or other material not otherwise specified, a duty of thirty per centum ad valorem: Provided, That bed sides and other portions of carpets or car.

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petings shall pay the rate of duty herein imposed on carpets or carpetings of similar character.

Fourth. On woollen blankets, the actual value of which at the place whence imported shall not exceed seventy-five cents each, and of the dimensions not exceeding seventy-two by fiftytwo inches each, nor less than forty-five by sixty inches each, a duty of fifteen per centum ad valorem; and on all other

woollen blankets, a duty of twenty-five per centum ad valorem. Manufactures of Fifth. On all manufactures, not otherwise specified, of combcombed wool, &c.

ed wool or worsted, and manufactures of worsted and silk combined, a duty of thirty per centum ad valorem; on all hearth rugs, an ad valorem duty of forty per centum.

Sixth. On woollen and worsted yarn, a duty of thirty per

centum ad valorem. Gloves,

Seventh. On woollen and worsted mits, gloves, caps, and bindings and hosiery.

bindings, and on woollen or worsted hosiery, that is to say, stockings, socks, drawers, shirts, and all other similar manufactures made on frames, a duty of thirty per centum ad valorem.

Eighth. On flannels, of whatever material composed, except Mannels, bock. ings, &c. cotton, a duty of fourteen cents per square yard on bockings

and baizes, fourteen cents per square yard on coach laces,

thirty-five per centum ad valorem ; on Thibet, Angora, and all Goals hair, &c. other goats' hair or mohair unmanufactured, one cent per

pound; on camlets, blankets, coatings, and all other manufactures of goats' hair or mohair, twenty per centum ad va

lorem. Clothing, &c. Ninth. On ready-made clothing, of whatever materials com

posed, worn by men, women, or children, except gloves, mits, stockings, socks, wove shirts and drawers, and all other similar manufactures made on frames, hats, bonnets, shoes, boots, and bootees, imported in a state ready to be used as clothing by men, women or children, made up either by the tailor, manufacturer, or seamstress, an ad valorem duty of fifty per centum ; on all articles worn by men, women, or children, other than as above specified or excepted, of whatever materials composed,

made up wholly or in part by hand, a duty of forty per centum Thread laces, &c.

ad valorem; on all thread laces and insertings, fifteen per centum ad valorem ; on cotton laces, quillings, and insertings,

usually known as trimming laces, and on bobbinet laces of Gold and silver cotton, twenty per centum ad valorem; on laces, galloons, laces, &c.

tresses, tassels, knots, and stars of gold or silver, fine or half fine, fifteen per centum ad valorem; on all articles embroidered in gold or silver, fine or half fine, when finished, other than clothing, twenty per centum ad valorem; and on clothing, finished in whole or in part, embroidered in gold or silver, fifty per centum ad valorem.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the passage of this act, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, on the importation of the articles hereinafter mentioned, the following duties; that is to say:

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