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For the office of Secretary of the Navy, a chief clerk, who cretary of the Na- shall receive for his services two thousand dollars per annum ; vy,

one registering clerk who shall receive for his services one thousand four hundred dollars per annum ; three recording clerks, who shall receive for their services each one thousand dollars per annum; one principal corresponding clerk, who shall receive for his services one thousand five hundred dollars per annum; and two assistant corresponding clerks, who shall receive for their services each twelve hundred dollars per annum; one warrant clerk, who shall receive for his services twelve hundred dollars per annum; and one miscellaneous clerk, who

shall receive for his services eight hundred dollars per annum. Bureau of Navy For the bureau of Navy Yards and Docks, one civil engineer, Yards and Docks, who shall receive for his services two thousand dollars per an

num; one draughtsman, who shall receive for his services one thousand dollars per annum; one chief clerk, who shall receive for his services one thousand four hundred dollars per annum; and two assistant clerks, one of whom shall receive for his services one thousand dollars per annum, and the other shall receive for his services eight hundred dollars per annum.

For the bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs, Bureau of Con

one assistant constructor and draughtsman, who shall receive ment, and repairs, for his services the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars per

annum; and four clerks, one of whom shall receive for his services fourteen hundred dollars per annum, and the others shall

receive for their services one thousand dollars per annum, Bureaufof Pro

For the bureau of Provisions and Clothing, one chief clerk, visions and cloth- who shall receive for his services one thousand four hundred ing,

dollars

per annum; and two clerks, one of whom shall receive for his services one thousand two hundred dollars per annum, and the other shall receive for his services eight hundred dollars per annum.

For the bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, one draughtsgraphy, and

man, who shall receive for his services one thousand dollars per annum; and three clerks, one of whom shall receive for his services twelve hundred dollars per annum, and the others shall receive for their services one thousand dollars per annum, each.

For the bureau of Medicine and Surgery, two clerks, Bureau of Medi. cine and Surgery. whom shall receive for his services twelve hundred dollars per

annum, and the other shall receive for his services eight hun-
dred dollars per annum; and one assistant surgeon, who shall
receive for his services not less than the highest pay of his grade
in the service.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary

of tributed among the the Navy shall assign and distribute among the said bureaus

such of the duties of the Navy Department, as he shall judge To be performed to be expedient and proper; and all the duties of the said the se-retary of bureaus shall be performed under the authority of the Secretary the Navy, &c.

of the Navy, and their orders shall be considered as emanating from him and shall have full force and effect as such.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be alMessengers.

lowed to each bureau a messenger, who shall receive for his

Bureau of Ordnance and Hydro

one of

Duties to be dis

Navy Commussioners office to be

appropriated there

services a compensation not exceeding seven hundred dollars per annum.

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the chief of each Frankinn' privi bureau hereby established shall be authorized to frank all com- lege. munications from his bureau'; and all communications to his bureau, on the business thereof, shall be free of postage. • Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the books, records, " Papers of the and papers, now belonging to the office of the Navy Commission- sida ers shall be distributed among the bureaus, according to the nature distribuitu, of their duties respectively'; and the Secretary of the Navy is , hereby authorized to provide for each bureau, such books of re

Stationery to be cord and accounts, and such stationery, as may be found neces- provided-43,000 sary; for which purpose the sum of three thousand five hun- ir? dred dollars is hereby appropriated, payable out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. '

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the unexpended Appropriation to balance of the appropriation for clerks in the office of the Secre- effect. tary of the Navy, and the unexpended balance of the appropriation for the Commissioners of the Navy, their secretary and clerks, together with such additional sum as may be necessary to carry this law into effect, be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otlierwise appropriated.

SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of officers, not above the Navy shall, if the same can be done without detriment to tenants, may, withi the public service, appoint, with their consent, officers of the their consent, be navy, not above the grade of lieutenants, to perform the duties clerkships.. of any clerkship created by this act, (except as herein otherwise provided,) who shall receive each for their services not more than nine hundred dollars per annum, including their regular pay and rations; but the appointment of any officer in the navy to any of the offices or clerkships in this act, shall in no manner whatever interfere with his grade in the service. - Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That all acts, or parts Authority to of acts authorizing the President of the United States, or the for money from Secretary of the proper Department, under his direction to to another, so far transfer any portion of the moneys appropriated for a particular Navy Department branch of expenditure in that Department, to be applied to an- repealed. other branch of expenditure in the same Departinent, be, and are hereby, so far as relates to the Department of the Navy, repealed.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

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CHAP. 287.-AN ACT to limit the sale of public stock to par, and to author

ize the issue of Treasury notes, in lieu thereof, to a certain amount.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Nc stock anthor; assembled, That no stock authorized to be issued for a loan, by July, 1841, and 15 the act entitled “ An act authorizing a loan not exceeding the

,

sold below par.

Time for the is.

sury notes limited.

sum of twelve millions of dollars," approved July twenty-first eighteen hundred and forty-one, and the act amendatory of the same, entitled “ An act for the extension of the loan of eighteen hundred and forty-one, and for an addition of five million of dollars thereto, and for allowing interest on Treasury notes due,"

approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-two, shall Ioue of Trea- hereafter be sold below par; in case the same cannot be wed upon certain sold at or above par, and the exigencies of the public service contingencies.

shall require the same, then and in that case the Secretary of the Treasury shall be, and hereby is, authorized to issue Treasury notes in lieu of so much thereof as cannot be thus negotiated, to an amount not exceeding six millions of dollars.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Treasury notes saing of the Trea. authorized to be issued by virtue of this act shall not be issued

after the time limited by said last mentioned act, being the fifteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and forty-three, for mak

ing said loan, and they shall be issued under the provisions and der the provisions limitations contained in the act entitled “ An act to authorize acts 12. October, the issuing of Treasury notes,” approved the twelfth day of 1837, and

October, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and as modified by the act entitled “ An act additional to the act on the subject of

Treasury notes," approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundred odernea, in my ore and forty: Provided, That the notes authorized to be issued

by virtue of this act may, when redeemed, be reissued, or new notes issued in lieu of such as may be redeemed within the

time above prescribed for issuing the same, provided that not ing not to exceed more than six millions in amount shall be outstanding at any

one time under the authority of this act.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That nothing in the act issuing of certif.contained, entitled an actfauthorizing the loan, above referred to,

and an act amendatory of the same, shall be so construed as to authorize the issue of certificates of stock, for debts due or to be. come due by the United States, for any other purpose than a bona fide Joan to the Government according to the original intention of that law, and that no certificate for any loan shall be is sued for a less sum than one hundred dollars.

Approved, August 31st, 1842.

"To be issued un

31, 1840.

reissued.

Amount outstand.

$6,000,000.

Relative to the

CHAP. 288.-AN ACT making appropriations for certain fortifications of the

United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are here

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by, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money
in the Treasury, for the preservation, repairs, and construction
of certain fortifications, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-

two, viz:

Deer Island.

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Ft. Niagara.

For repairs at Fort Preble, Portland, Maine, one thousand Ft. Preble. dollars.

For repairs of Fort Scammel, Portland, Maine, five thousand Ft. Scammel dollars.

For repairs of Fort McClary, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Ft. McClary. five thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Constitution, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, A Constitution, fave thousand dollars.

For repairs of sea-wall on Deer Island, Boston harbor, two thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Independence and sea-wall at Castle Ft. Independence, Island, balance of the original estimated cost of this work, being Castle Island. thirty thousand dollars.

For Fort Warren, Boston harbor, thirty-three thousand dol- Ft. Warren. lars.

For repairs of old Fort Griswold, New London harbor, Con- Ft. Griswold. necticut, five thousand dollars.

For completing the repairs of Fort Niagara, at the mouth of Niagara river, New York, and erecting and repairing the necessary buildings therein, five thousand dollars.

For completing the repairs of Fort Ontario, at Oswego, New Ft. Ontario. York, and erecting the necessary buildings therein, six thousand dollars.

For Fort Schuyler, New York harbor, twenty thousand dol- Ft. Schuyler. lars.

For completing Castle Williams, New York Harbor, five Castle Williams thousand dollars. For completing South Battery, New York harbor, two thou

South Battery.) sand dollars.

For completing Fort Columbus, New York harbor, two thou- Ft. Columbus. sand dollars.

For permanent wharves for Fort Columbus, Castle Williams, Wharves, New and South Battery, Governor's Island, New York harbor, and York barbor. to complete the work according to the original estimates, eight thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Hamilton, New York harbor, five thou- Ft. Hamilton. sand dollars.

For repairs and for correcting defective construction of Fort Ft. Lafayetle. Lafayette, New York harbor, twelve thousand dollars.

For Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia, thirty-five Ft. Monroe. thousand dollars.

For repairs of Fort Macon, Beaufort, North Carolina, five
thousand dollars.

For preservation of the site of the same, seven thousand
dollars.
For Fort Sumter, Charleston harbor, South Carolina, towards

Ft. Sumptera
completing the same, agreeably to the original estimates, fifty
thousand dollars.

Ft. Macon,

Ft. Livingston.

Ft. Towson.

For Fort Livingston, Barrataria bay, Louisiana, ten thousand
dollars.

For carrying on the work at Fort Towson, ten thousand dol-
Jars.

For carrying on the work at Fort Smith, ten thousand dol-
lars.

Approved, August, 31st, 1842.

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(No. 1.] A RESOLUTION to authorize the settlement of the accounts of George

Whitman.

the accounts, &c.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of

the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Postmaster Ge- the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, directed to neral to examine examine the accounts of George Whitman, late a contractor

on the mail route from Mobile to New Orleans, and to
make such allowances to the said George Whitman, as he
would have been entitled to, on a full hearing of all the circum-
stances of his case, upon an original examination thereof.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

[No. 2.] JOINT RESOLUTION on the subject of printing the tables of the

sixth census.

pended.

Pe it resolved by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress asPayment for the sembled, That the payment of the money heretofore approprinting di af sthe priated by Congress, to pay the expenses of the sixth census, be

so far suspended, as that no money shall be paid for the printing
of the compendium or abridgement of the sixth census by coun-
ties and principal towns, together with the tables of apportion-
ment, as prepared at the Department of State for the use of
Congress, until the further order of Congress.

Approved, April 14th, 1842.

(No. 3.] A RESOLUTION further to provide for the distribution of the print

ed returns of the sixth census, and other documents connected with the same,
the printing of which has been heretofore directed by law.

The other census

Resolved by the Senate and House of Represenatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That the statistics, including the census of pensioners, and documents to be the compendium or abridgement of the sixth census of the inanner specified United States, heretofore required by law to be printed unSeptember, 1841.* der the direction of the Secretary of State, shall be distributed

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