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Pay of eleven For pay of eleven regiments of volunteers recently called regiments of vo- into service, one inillion three thousand one hundred and ten lunteers.
dollars. Subsistence. For subsistence in kind of said regiments of volunteers,
two hundred and eighty-three thousand four hundred and
eighteen dollars and eighty-five cents. Recruiting For expenses of recruiting, including bounties, two hun
dred and sixty-two thousand eight hundred and ninety-five
dollars. Ordnance, &c. For ordnance, ordnance stores, and supplies, four hundred
and fifty-two thousand five hundred and fifty-seven dollars. Repair, &c. of For the repair and construction of roads and bridges for roads, &e.
the use of armies in the field, one hundred thousand dollars.
For deficiency of former appropriations for fortifications at Oak Island, one thousand and thirty dollars and fifty-nine
cents. Deficiencies, For deficiency of former appropriations for the improre. &c., Cape Fear ment of Cape Fear river, six hundred and one dollars and .
ninety-two cents. Deficiency of For deficiency of appropriation for removing the great raft appropria'n for of Red river, made by the act approved April twentieth, great raft of Red eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, seven thousand one hunriver. dred and fifty dollars, being the amount advanced by Daniel
T. Witlee, and others, through the branch of the Real
Approved, March 2, 1847.
CHAP. 36.-AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the Mili.
tary Academy for the year ending on the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress ossembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending on the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight:
For pay of officers, instructors, cadets, and musicians, seventy-nine thousand seven hundred and sixty-four dollars.
For commutation of subsistence, five thousand four hundred and two dollars.
For forage for officers' horses, four thousand three hundred and twenty dollars.
For clothing of officers' servants, four hundred and twenty dollars.
For repairs and improvements ; fuel and apparatus; for- Incidental and age for public horses and oxen; stationery, printing, and contingent exother incidental and contingent expenses, twenty thousand
penses. dollars. For barracks for cadets, fifteen thousand dollars.
Barracks. Approved, March 2, 1847.
CHAP. 37.-AN ACT inaking appropriations for the service of the Post
Office Departroent for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hun. dred and forty-eight.
of the Post Of.
[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 of money be, and the sane Appropriations are hereby, appropriated for the service of the Post Office from revenues Department, for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen fice Dept. hundred and forty-eight, out of any moneys in the treasury arising from the revenues of the said department in conformity to the act of the second of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, namely:
For transportation of the mails within the United States, Transportation. two million four hundred and forty.one thousand three hundred and ninety-one dollars.
For transportation by steam-ships between New York and Transportation Bremen, according to the contract with Edward Mills, au- by steam-ships. thorized by the “act to provide for the transportation of the mail between the United States and foreign countries,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-five, two hun. dred and fifty-eight thousand six hundred and nine dollars.
For compensation to postmasters, one million and forty- Postmasters. two thousand dollars. Provided, That it shall not be lawful Proviso. for the Postmaster General to make any allowance or compensation to any Deputy Postmaster, in addition to his commissions, except the special allowance made by law to the postmasters at New Orleans and the city of Washington, and excepting, also, the allowance to which postmasters are entitled by law, from the income from boxes: And provided, further, I'hat each Deputy Postmaster, whose compensation for the last preceding year did not exceed two hundred dollars, may send through the mail all letters written by himself, and receive through the mail all written communications addressed to himself on his private business which shall not exceed in weight one half ounce, free of postage.
For ship, steamboat, and way letters, seventeen thousand Letters. dollars. For wrapping paper, sixteen thousand dollars.
Paper. For office furniture, (for the offices of postmasters,) three Furniture. thousand dollars.
Advertising For advertising, thirty thousand dollars.
For blanks, seventeen thousand dollars.
For mail locks, keys, and stamps, four thousand dollars. Depredations & For mail depredations and special agents, thirteen thouspecial agents. sand dollars: Provided, That the Postmaster General be, and Proviso.
he is hereby, authorized to employ, when the service may require it, the assistant postmasters general as special agents, and to make them compensation and allowance therefor, not to exceed the amount expended by said agents as necessary
travelling expenses while so employed. Clerks. For clerks for offices, (in the offices of postmasters,) two
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. Miscellaneous. For miscellaneous, fifty thousand dollars. Any deficiency Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case the reof revenue to be venues of the department referred to in the first section of supplied from the Treasury.
". this aet, shall prove insufficient to meet the foregoing appro
propriated. Salary of asst. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the assistant mes. messengers. sengers of the Post Office Department shall be entitled to an
annual salary of four hundred and fifty dollars. Howland & As. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of
be the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed pd. $5,000 with interest, &c. to pay to Howland and Aspinwall, of the city of New York,
the sum of five thousand dollars, with interest from the first day of November, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, being the amount of a draft drawn by James Reeside, on the Post Office Department, dated the eighteenth day of April, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, payable on the first day of November, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, to the order of the said Reeside, and accepted by the Treasurer of the Post Office Department, and by the said Reeside endorsed to the order of H. H. Williams, of Baltimore, and by the said Williams endorsed in blank, and which draft is the property of the said Howland and Aspinwall.
Approved, March 2, 1847.
CHAP. 38.-AN ACT further to extend the charter of the Union Bank of
Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre
sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asAct to extend sembled, That the act entitled “ An act to extend the charter the charter, of of the Union Bank of Georgetown, in the District of Columsaid bank fur: 0 ther extended. bia," approved the twenty-fifth day of May, in the year
eighteen hun lred and thirty-eight,* be, and the same is See vol. 9, p. hereby, further extended to the first day of July, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-nine, until which time said act shall be in full force, for the sole purpose of enabling the president and directors of the said bank, for the time being, to close its affairs : Provided, That said bank shall not exercise any banking privileges, or any other powers, except to collect and pay its debts, and close up its business.
Approved, March 2, 1847.
CIAP. 39.–AN ACT to amend an act entitled " An act to provide for the
payment of horses or other property lost and destroyed in the military gervice of the United States," approved the eighteenth day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.t
See pol. 9, p.
585. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- The claims of sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- owners of wasa
ons and teams sembled, That the above recited act be so amended as to who have lost anbrace the claims of all owners of wagons or teams, who horses, &c. prosustained, or shall sustain damage or injury from the loss of vided for. any horse, mule, or wagon, cart, boat, sleigh, or harness, while such property was in the military service of the United States either by impressment or contract, and the same has been destroyed or abandoned by the order of the commanding general, the commanding officer, or wagon-master, or otherwise lost or destroyed by unavoidable accident, without any fault or negligence of the owner, and when he was in the line of his duty; such owner shall be allowed and paid the value thereof at the time he entered the service.
Sec. 2. And be it further. enacted, That the accounting Deductions in officers of the treasury, in auditing and settling the claims auditing & setander this act, and the one to which this is amendatory, shall make no other deductions from the claim, on account of former payments, than for the use and risk and forage advanced for the horse actually lost by the claimant, and before he was again remounted, or for clothing to which he was not entitled by law.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That an act entitled Act of 13th Jan. “An act to provide for the payment of horses and other pro- 1837, and all perty lost in the military service of the United States, ap, ing to same subproved the eighteenth of January, eighteen hundred and ject, continued thirty-seven, and all other acts or parts of acts relating to for two years
from 3rd Mar., the same subject, be, and the same are hereby, continued in
1847, &c. force for the period of two years from and after the third day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and nothing contained in any former act shall be so construed by the accounting officers of the treasury as to prevent the presentation and adjustment of all the claims the payment of which
is provided for by any of these several acts, within the time above specified.
Approved, March 2, 1847.
CHAP. 40.-AN ACT for the increase of the Marine Corps of the United
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep.
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as Additional offi- sembled, That from and after the passage of this act, the cers, non-com- United States marine corps as now organized shall consist missioned offi- of four additional captains, four first lieutenants, four second and privates au- lieutenants, twenty-live sergeants, twenty-five corporals, thorized
twenty-five drummers, twenty-five sifers, and one thousand
additional privates. Officers, how to Sec. 2. And be it further eructed, That the officers thus be appointed. provided for shall be appointed first by promotion according
to rank in the marine corps, and then by selection; and that their nominations shall be submitted to the Senate for their
advice and consent. Provisions Sec. 3. And be. it further enacted, That the provisions of act of June 30, an aet passed the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and plicable to the thirty-four, entitled “An act for the better organization of provisions of the United States marine corps,
"* be, and the same are * See vol. 9, p. hereby, made applicable in all respects to the provisions of
this act: Provided, however, That, notwithstanding any. Proviso.
thing in said act to the contrary, the staff of the marine corps be, and the same is hereby, separated from the line of said corps; the officers of the former to receive the same pay and emoluments they now receive by law, and to hold the same assimilated rank, to wit: quartermasters, paymasters and adjutants and inspectors, the rank of major, and assistant
quartermasters the rank of captain. When said corps Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President, at shall be reduc- the termination of the Mexican war, shall reduce the marine
corps tó a number, both in men and officers, not exceeding the number now in service.
Approved, March 2, 1847.
CHAP. 41.-AN ACT for the relief of Hobson Johns.
Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asSecretary of the sembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he hereNavy to audit
by is, authorized and directed to audit and adjust the acand adjust his account.
count of Hobson Johns for tobacco furnished the navy