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said companies having been regularly called out and mustered into the service by competent authority; and that the amounts Amounts dųe i® found to be due, for provisions, and transportation and pay, be "e paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

CHAP. 279.–AN ACT to regulate the appointment and pay of engineers in

the navy of the United States. ·

Engineers to be appointed by the

Navy

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy shall appoint the requisite number of chief engineers and assistant, engineers, not Secretary of the to exceed one chief engineer, two first assistant, two second assistant and three third assistant engineers for each steam ship of Number allowed. war, for the naval service of the United States, who shall be paid when in actual service as follows:

To the chief engineer, fifteen hundred dollars per annum and spay in service, one ration per day; to the first assistant engineer, nine hundred dollars per annum and one ration per day; to the second assistant engineer, seven hundred dollars per annum and one ration per day; to the third assistant engineer, five hundred dollars per annum and one ration per day; the chief engineer shall be entitled to mess in the ward room of ships of war, and in all cases of prize money he shall share as a lieutenant; the first assistant engineer shall share as a lieutenant of marines; the second assistant engineer shall share as a midshipman; the third assistant engineer shall share as the forward officers; but neither the chief nor assistant engineers, shall hold any other rank than as engineers.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of Firemen and coali the Navy shall be authorized to enlist and employ the requisite beaver number of firemen, who shall receive, each, thirty dollars per month and one ration per day, and the requisite number of coal heavers, who shall receive, each, eighteen dollars per month and one ration per day; and the said firemen and coal heavers shall, in all cases of prize money, share as seamen. .

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said chief engi- Pay of engineers: neer and assistant engineers, when waiting orders, shall be paid waiting orders. as follows: To the chief engineer, twelve hundred dollars per annum; to the first assistant engineer, seven hundred dollars per annum; to the second assistant engineer, five hundred dollars per annum; to the third assistant engineer, three hundred and fifty dollars per annum.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of Engineer in chief the Navy shall appoint a skilful and scientific engineer in chief, to! who shall receive for his services the sum of three thousand dollars per annum, and shall perform such duties as the Secretary

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of the Navy shall require of him touching that branch of the service.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secrerary of the gineers, and rules Navy shall be authorized to prescribe a uniform for the said ment, to be pre- chief engineers and assistant engineers, and to make all neces

sary rules and regulations for the proper arrangement and government of the corps of engineers and assistant engineers, not

inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States. Engineers sub The said engineers and assistant engineers shall be, in all resject io laws and pects, subject to the laws, rules, and regulations of the naval ser

vice, in like manner with other officers of the service. Engineers, how Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said chief en

gineers shall appointed by commission, and the assistant engineers shall be appointed by warrant from the Secretary of the

Navy, in such form as he may prescribe. Depots of coal And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy authorized. be, and he is hereby, authorized to establish, at such places as

he may deem necessary, suitable depots of coal, or other fuel, for the supply of steam ships of war.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

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CHAP 280.-AN ACT concerning the payment of Florida militia.

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress

i assembled, That the appropriations for subsistence made in the act 23 August, act entitled “An act for the payment of Florida militia called insubsistence fur. to service in the years eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, and nished in 1839 and eighteen hundred and forty,” and approved August twenty

third, eighteen hundred and forty-two, shall be applicable to the settlement of any claims of subsistence furnished to the Florida militia in eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, and eighteen hundred and forty, not heretofore settled · Provided, That no supplies be paid for other than those authorized by law or regulation : And provided, further, That the appropriation specified in this act shall not be exceeded.

Approved, August 31st, 1842. "

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CHAP. 281.--AN ACT to extend the collection district of Wiscasset.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of ReNewcastle and presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Nobleboro anner- assembled, That the towns of Newcastle and Nobleboro, lying

on the Damariscotta river, in the State of Maine, be annexed to the collection district of Wiscasset, as ports of delivery only.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

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CHAP. 282.-AN ACT to suppress the vending of lottery tickets in the Dis

trict of Columbia. .

Sale of lottery

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fending

[Sec. 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 first day of January, one tickets, thousand eight hundred and forty-three, it shall not be lawful, District of Columto keep within the District of Columbia any office or place of ary, 1843, unlawbusiness for the sale of lottery tickets, or of any share or interest in lottery tickets, nor shall it be lawful to sell or offer for sale within the said District, any lottery ticket or any share or interest in any lottery ticket; and every person who shall be duly convicted of offending against the provisions of this act shall be Penalty for of punished by imprisonment in the common jail of the county in which the offence shall have been committed for a period not less than one, nor more than six calendar months and shall forfeit and pay a fine of not less than one hundred nor exceeding one thousand dollars, one half of which shall go to the informer, and the other half to the municipal corporation within whose corporate limits the offence shall have been committed, but if committed without the limits of any municipal corporation then such moiety of the fire shall go to the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the contract of Sales of lottery sale for such lottery ticket or tickets, or shares or interest in such ful to recover the lottery ticket or tickets, shall be absolutely void, and the person money. or persons paying therefor shall have a right to recover back the money paid therefor as money paid on a void consideration : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to restrain the selling of lottery tickets, so far as the same is authorized by any existing contract made by the Common Council fur one year. of the city of Alexandria, under an ordinance of the Common Council of the said city, passed on the fifth day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-seven, and approved by the President of the United States, if such contract is made, and so far as the same is made, in conformity with the provisions of its charter, nor so far as the selling of the same is authorized by any subsisting license of any of the cities of the said District, for the period of one year from the passage of this act: And provided, further, That it shall not be lawful, under color of any contract made with the Common Council of the said city of Alexandria, as aforesaid, to vend or sell tickets, or parts of tickets, or shares, in any lottery or lotteries, authorized by the Legislature of any State or Territory within the United States, or any foreign Gov

Certain lottery tickets excepted,

ernment.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

CHAP. 283.-AN ACT to provide for purchasing materials and for the support

of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia.

rection of the

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress $7,965 appropri- assembled, That the sum of seven thousand nine hundred and pended under di sixty-five dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for board of inspee

the

purpose of furnishing raw materials for manufacture and for the support of the penitentiary in the District of Columbia, to be expended under the direction of the board of inspectors of said penitentiary, and to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

ors.

CHAP. 284.-AN ACT for the relief of the heirs, or assignee, or legal repre

sentatives of James May.

, the heirs are con

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Certain land assembled, That there be, and hereby is, granted to the legal granted, in satis heirs of James May, deceased, or the legal assignee of James

May, or legal representatives of such assignee, both of the late confirined to J. R. Territory of Michigan, the tract of land described as follows, Williams and J. namely: Section number four, in township number one north,

of range number thirteen east, in the district of land subject to sale at Detroit, Michigan, in satisfaction, so far as said heirs are concerned, of the claim confirmed to John R. Williams and said James May, by the commissioners acting under an act entitled "An act to revive the powers of the commissioners for ascertaining and deciding on claims to land in the district of Detroit, and for setting the claims to lands at Green Bay and Prairie due Chien,” passed May the eleventh, eighteen hundred and twenty, and that the President of the United States be authorized to issue a patent in pursuance of this act.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

CHAP. 285.-AN ACT for the relief of Hugh Stewart.

sylvania Avenue.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress To be paid $6,- assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Hugh 1662 25.fed in mace Stewart, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise apadamizing Penn- propriated, the sum of six thousand six hundred sixty-two dol

lars and twenty-five cents, for the loss sustained by him in the necessary performance of his contract made with the Govern. ment in August, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, for macadamizing a large portion of the Pennsylvania Avenue, in the city of Washington, which loss was not occasioned by

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any neglect on the part of said contractor, but by events beyond his control.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Hugh Stewart shall not receive any benefit from this act until he shall nish evidence that have furnished evidence to the satisfaction of the Secretary of theidabhraand bear the Treasury, and filed the same in the Treasury Department, paid for, or file a that the respective laborers whom he employed in his service, laborers. under his contract with the Government, shall have received compensation for their labor; and that he shall also have paid for the material used in said work, or until he shall have filed with the Secretary of the Treasury a satisfactory bond that the balances, if any, justly due to such laborers, shall be fully satisfied by said Stewart.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

CHAP. 286.-AN ACT to reorganize the Navy Department of the United

States.

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(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Act of 7th Peassembled, That the act approved February seventh, eighteen bruary 1815, rehundred and fifteen, entitled “An act to alter and amend the several acts for establishing a Navy Department, by adding thereto a Board of Commissioners,” be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Bureaus to be attached to, the

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be attached to the Navy Department the following bureaus, to wit: Navy Department

1. A bureau of Navy Yards and Docks.
2. A bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair,
3. A bureau of Provisions and Clothing.
4. A bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography.
5. A bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the Chiefs of the buUnited States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, pointed, bow. shall appoint, from the captains in the naval service, a chief for each of the bureaus of Navy Yards and Docks, and of Ordnance and Hydrography, who shall each receive a salary of three thousand five hundred dollars per annum, in lieu of all other compensation, whatever, in the naval service; and shall, in like manner, appoint a chief of the bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs, who shall be a skilful naval constructor, and shall also appoint a chief of the bureau of Provisions and Clothing, who shall each receive for his services three thousand dollars per annum; and shall in like manner appoint from the surgeons of the navy a chief of the bureau of Medicine and Surgery, who shall receive for his services two thousand five hun. dred dollars per annum. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Secretary of the

Navy to appoint Navy shall appoint the following clerks, to wit:

the following clerks, for the

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