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For salary of the judge of the southern district of Florida, per act twenty-third February, eighteen hundred and fortyseven, from third March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, to thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, at two thousand dollars per annum, two thousand six hundred and sixty-one dollars and twelve cents.
For salaries of district attorney and marshal of the southern district of Florida, per same act, from third March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, to thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, at two hundred dollars each per annum, five hundred and thirty-two dollars and twenty-two cents.
For salaries of the two keepers of the public archives in Florida, per act of third of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, one thousand dollars: Provided, That so much of said act of third of March, eighteen hundred and twentyfive, as authorizes the appointment of two keepers of the pubOffice abolished. lic archives, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed from and after the thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; and, in the mean time, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to cause the said archives to be removed to some public office in the State of Florida, to be designated by the President of the United States, there to be safely kept.
District judge of Florida.
District attorney and marshal in Florida.
Keepers of archives in Florida.
-Clerk in Adjutant General's of fice.
For expenses of thirty-five light-houses, including oil and other annual supplies, delivering the same, and repairing the lighting apparatus for four hundred and twenty lamps; salaries of thirty-five keepers, at the fixed average of four hundred dollars per annum, and also all other expenses for six months, twenty-two thousand seven hundred and forty dollars.
Clerk in Ordnance office.
For one new floating light, including the keeper's salary at six hundred and fifty dollars, and all other expenses for nine months, two thousand three hundred and sixteen dollars.
For additional expenses of sundry new buoys for six months, one thousand six hundred and ninety dollars.
For contingent expenses under the act for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue of sixth August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, five thousand dollars.
For contingent expenses in the office of the Treasurer of the United States, five hundred dollars.
For per diem compensation for clerk employed in the Adjutant General's office, one thousand dollars.
For per diem compensation of clerk employed in the Ordnance office, one thousand and ninety eight dollars.
For per diem compensation for eight clerks employed, and clerks in Pension such additional number of clerks as the exigencies of the pub
lic service may require to be employed temporarily, by the
For additional expenses of a temporary floating light at Sand Key, Florida, in lien of the light-house destroyed there, one thousand five hundred dollars.
For superintendent's commission on twenty-eight thousand two hundred and forty-six dollars, at two and a half per cent., seven hundred and six dollars and fifteen cents.
Commissioner of Pensions, with the approbation and consent of the Secretary of War, during the present fiscal year, on bounty land business in the Pension office, at a rate not exceeding three dollars and thirty-three cents per day, fifteen thousand six hundred and ninety dollars and ninety-six cents. For contingent expenses of the Pension office, one thou.sand dollars.
Clerks in office
For clerks in the office of the Secretary of War, being an of Secretary of unexpended balance of the appropriation remaining on the war. thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fortyseven, for that purpose, two hundred and ninety-one dollars and eighty-five cents.
For outfits of chargés des affaires to Naples, the Papal Foreign interStates, and the Republics of Bolivia, Guatemala, and Ecua- course. dor, twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars.
For one quarter's salary for each of the chargés des affaires to the Papal States, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Ecuador, four thousand five hundred dollars.
For compensation to eight additional clerks to be employed in the General Land Office, at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum each, the sum of two thousand dollars.
For the relief and protection of American seamen in foreign countries, twenty thousand dollars.
For salary of the consul at Beyroot, from the fourth of August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, to the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty eight, nine hundred and fifty.three dollars and eighty cents.
Additional clerks in Treas
For compensation for such additional number of clerks as the exigencies of the public service may require, to be em- ury Department. ployed temporarily by the Secretary of the Treasury in the offices of the Second and Third Auditor, and in the office of the Second Comptroller, at a rate not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum, and for contingencies, seventeen thousand dollars.
For regular supplies, incidental expenses, and transportation in the Quartermaster's department of the army, five million dollars.
Additional clerks in General
Relief and pro-
tection of seamen.
For clothing of the army, camp and garrison equipage, in- Clothing, equicluding one hundred and sixty thousand dollars for clothing to volunteers in lieu of commutation therefor, one million one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.
For subsistence in kind, (in addition to the sum of one million dollars appropriated at the present session,) two million nine hundred and thirty-seven thousand nine hundred and thirty nine dollars and seventy-four cents.
For pay of volunteers called into service during the present ray of volunfiscal year, three million six hundred and eleven thousand tears. dollars.
Pea Patch is
Military stores. Transportation and recruiting.
Lighting Capitol grounds.
For medical and hospital department, sixty-four thousand five hundred dollars.
For purchase of ordnance, ordnance stores, and supplies, three hundred thousand dollars.
For expenses of arbitrating the title to the Pea Patch island, five thousand dollars.
For provisions, sixteen thousand one hundred and four dollars.
For clothing, thirty-six thousand three hundred dollars. For fuel, three thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven dollars.
For military stores, three thousand five hundred dollars. For transportation and expenses of recruiting, five thousand dollars.
For contingencies, six thousand dollars.
For paying James Crutchett for lighting the Capitol and grounds, three thousand dollars and ten cents.
For contingent expenses of the Senate, twenty thousand Contingencies dollars.
of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Printing list of patents.
For contingent expenses of the House of Representatives, fifty thousand dollars.
For payment for printing of one thousand copies of list of patents, by Commissioner of Patents, two thousand dollars, to be paid out of the patent fund.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of eight kind for volun- hundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated for clothing in kind to volunteers for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, agreeably to the act entitled "An act to provide clothing for volunteers in the service of the United States," approved the twenty-sixth of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight; and that so much of said sum of eight hundred thousand dollars as the President shall direct, is hereby authorized to be applied to the purchase of said clothing during the current fiscal year.
Approved March 27, 1848.
CHAP. 24.-AN ACT to remit the duties on books, maps, and charts imported for the use of the Library of Congress.
[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as. books, &c., im-sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereported for the Li- by is, directed to remit all duties upon such books, maps, and brary of Congress remitted. charts as have been during the present year, or hereafter may be, imported into the United States by authority of the Joint Library Committee of Congress, for the use of the library of
Congress: Provided, That if, in any case, a contract shall
CHAP. 25-AN ACT in addition to an act for the relief Walter Loomis and
[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 Treasury be, and he is Secretary of the hereby, authorized to settle, upon principles of equity, the ized to settle their accounts of Walter Loomis and Abel Gay, so far as they are principles of justice and equity. original contractors, for making the Cumberland road, and so far as they contracted to make the said road, or any part thereof, different from the original contract, and for keeping the same in repair; and to pay any balance that may be found Appropriation. due to them, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved March 29, 1848.
CHAP. 26.-AN ACT to authorize a loan not to exceed the sum of sixteen millions of dollars.
[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he Loan of $16,000,is hereby authorized, at any time within one year from the passage of this act, to borrow on the credit of the United States a sum not exceeding sixteen millions of dollars, or so much thereof as in his opinion the exigencies of the government may require, at a rate of interest not exceeding six per Interest. centum per annum, payable quarterly or semi-annually, which loan shall be made reimbursable at any time after twenty bursable. years from the first day of July next after the passage of this act; and said money, so borrowed, shall, on being first duly appropriated therefor, be applied, in addition to the money now in the treasury, or which may be received therein from other sources, to defray any of the public expenses which have been heretofore or may be hereafter authorized by law, and the stock issued upon such loans shall be transferable on the books of the treasury.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby authorized, with the consent of the President of the United States, to cause to be prepared certificates of stock, which shall be signed by the
Register of the Treasury, and sealed with the seal of the Treasury Department, for the sum to be borrowed as aforesaid, or any part thereof, bearing an interest not to exceed six per centum per annum, and transferable and reimbursable as aforesaid, and to cause said certificates of stock to be sold: Provided, That no part of said stock be sold below par And provided, also, That whenever required so to do, the Coupons for in- Secretary of the Treasury shall cause to be attached to any certificate or certificates to be issued under this act, coupons of interest; and any certificate having such coupons of inwith coupons at terest attached to it, may be transferable by delivery of the certificate, instead of being assignable on the books of the treasury; but no certificate of stock shall be issued for a less amount than fifty dollars.
tached transferable by delivery.
the loan to be received.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of for the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to receive proposals for the taking of such loan, or any part or parts thereof; and that before disposing of the said stock issued for such loan, the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause to be inserted in one or two public newspapers printed in the city of Washington, and in one or two public newspapers printed in the principal city or capital of each State, an advertisement stating that bids and proposals for such loan will be received until a certain day, to be specified in such advertisement, not more than sixty days or less than twenty days from the time of the first insertion of said advertisement in one or two newspapers in the city of Washington, and stating the amount of the loan required, and in what instalments, and when and where it will be required to be paid. And all such proposals shall be required to be sealed, and shall be opened by the Secretary, or other officer of the department, on the day appointed, publicly, and in the presence of such persons as may choose to attend; and no proposal shall be withdrawn after the same shall have been received at the Treasury DepartContingent ex ment; and the said Secretary may pay such expenses as may penses of this be necessarily incurred in printing and issuing certificates of stock: Provided, however, That the employment of agents, and other expenses incident to the execution of this act, shall not in all exceed the sum of sixteen thousand dollars; which sum of sixteen thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for these purposes, and shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: And provided, That no compensation shall be allowed to any officer whose salary is fixed by law, for any service performed by him in the execution of this act.
The faith and
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the faith of the credit of the Uni- United States is hereby pledged to provide and establish sufted States pledged for payment of in- ficient revenues for the regular payment of the interest and demption for the redemption of said stock. And the principal sum borrowed under the provisions of this act, and the interest thereon, as the same shall, from time to time, become due and payable, shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.