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spectively received; and of all expenses incidental to their respective 1836. Offices; which accounts shall be rendered on oath or affirmation, and shall be in such form, and be supported by such proots, to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, as will, in his judgment, best enforce the provisions of this section, and show its operation and effect: Provided, also, That any salary or com- Proviso. pensation due for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, shall not be affected by this section : Provided, how- Proviso. ever, That in the event of any act being passed by Congress at the present session to regulate and fix the salaries or compensation of the respective officers of the customs, then this section shall operate and extend to the time such act goes into effect, and no longer.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the following appropriations sums are hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the Turkey, and for Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for interpreters, guards other purposes. and other expenses incidental to the Consulates in the Turkish Dominions, five thousand five hundred dollars. For refunding the duty paid upon the Belgian vessel Antonius and her cargo beyond the amount which would have been paid by a Dutch vessel fourteen hundred and twenty-six dollars and seven cents. For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in addition to a former appropriation fifty dollars. For an outfit of a Charge d'Affaires to Russia four thousand five hundred dollars. For compensation to the third Assistant Postmaster General one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. For compensation to the clerks, messengers and watchmen in the Post Office Department as provided by the act to change the organization of the said Department in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated for compensation to the clerks and messengers in the office of the Postmaster General, four thousand and fifty dollars. For compensation to the Auditor for the Post Office Department one thousand five hundred dollars; for compensation to the clerks and messengers in the office of the Auditor for the Post Office Department as provided by the act to change the organization of said Department twenty-seven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. For contingencies in the office of the Auditor for the Post Office Department, fifteen hundred dollars. For alterations and repairs of the Capitol including repairs of the roof over the principal stairway to the Representatives Hall and coppering the projecting steps and top surface of the cornice round the base of the dome of the Rotunda six thousand three hundred and eighteen dollars and seventy-five cents. For lighting lamps and keeping the grounds and walks of the Capitol square in order including the cost of Arees and shrubs four thousand five hundred dollars. For the gardener employed in superintending the Capitol square and other public grounds one thousand dollars. For alterations and repairs of the President's House, for the gardener's salary, and for keeping the grounds and walks in order, including the cost of trees and shrubs, three thousand four hundred and sixty dollars. For the annual expenses of two fire engines two hundred dollars. For gravelling the yard east of the Capitol two thou

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one dollars. For purchase of Smith's spring, including one acre of land and for enclosing the same, for building culverts and keeping the water pipes in order five thousand three hundred dollars. For attendants on the furnaces of the Rotunda during the recess, one hundred and fifty dollars. For replanting trees and keeping boxes in order on the Pennsylvania Avenue, purchase of trees and planting in fountain square, Lafayette square and across the public reservation at seventh street one thousand two hundred dollars. For a work shop one thousand two hundred dollars. For conveying the surplus water of the Capitol to the Botanic garden making a basin and purchasing a fountain of Hiram Powers five thousand dollars.

For enclosing the garden and grounds of the Magazine and Marine Hospital near the Eastern Branch five hundred dollars. For a dwarf wall and fence between the Executive buildings and the President's House one thousand one hundred and sixty-five dollars and fifty cents. For extending the Capitol square and improving the grounds within and adjacent to the same as far west as the first street intersecting the Pennsylvania Avenue from the east, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. For enlarging the folding room of the House three hun

dred and fifty dollars. $100,000 for SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, The President of the Treasury build. ing.

United States be and he hereby is authorized to cause to be erected on or near the site of the former Treasury building, or on any other public lot which he may select, a fire proof building of such dimensions as may be required for the present and future accommodations of the Treasury Department upon such plan and of such materials as he may deem most advantageous and that for this purpose there be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, That the material of which the walls of the Capitol and President's Mansion are constructed shall be adopted for the construction of the aforesaid building : Provided upon full inquiry a cheaper and more suitable material cannot be obtained. And Provided always, That the foundation walls of the said buildings below the surface of the earth and two feet above shall be of the hardest and most solid rock.

SECTION 7. And be it further enacted, That there be erected, on some appropriate site, under the direction of the President of the United States, a fire proof building with suitable accommo. dations for the Patent Office, and to be provided with the necessary cases and furniture; the expense of which shall not exceed

one hundred and eight thousand dollars. $108,000 appro.

SECTION 8. And be it further enacted, That there be and priated therefor.

hereby is appropriated for defraying the expense of such building and cases the sum of one hundred and eight thousand dollars to be paid out of the patent fund in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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SECTION 9. And be it further enacted, That the same kind 1836. of material of which the walls of the Capitol and the Mansion Material for the of the President are constructed shall be adopted for the construction of the aforesaid building: Provided a cheaper and Proviso. more suitable material cannot be procured.

SECTION 10. And be it further enacted, That the duties and Duties and powpowers of the commissioners of the sinking fund are hereby sus- missioners of sink pended until revived by law, and that the records of the commis- ing tund transfer sioners be transferred to the custody of the Secretary of the Trea- Treasury. sury, who is hereby authorized and directed to pay out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated any outstanding debts of the United States and the interest thereon.

Section 11. And be it further enacted, That for the purchase 86,000 for pur. of eight acres of land with the improvements thereon near the Barracks at Key West it in the opinion of the Secretary of War the public service and health of the troops require it a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars is hereby appropriated.

Section 12. And be it further enacted, That so much of the Provisions of an third section of the act entitled “An act making appropriations number or cusfor the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year suspended. eighteen hundred and thirty-five" as provides that the whole number of custom-house officers in the United States on the first of January eighteen hundred and thirty-four shall not be increased until otherwise allowed by Congress” be and the same is hereby suspended until the fourth day of March next.

Approred, July 4, 1836.

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CHAP. 354. An ACT supplementary to an act entiiled " Au aci lo regulate

the deposites of the public money," passed twenty-third June, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.

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State or Territory to those in ar

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representrives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, secretary of the That nothing in the act to which this is a supplement, shall be Treasury s0 construed as to prevent the Secretary of the Treasury from from thanks in one making tranfers from Banks in one State or Territory, to Banks in another State or Territory, whenever such transfers may be other. required, in order to prevent large and inconvenient accumulations in particular places, or in order to produce a due equality, and just proportion, according to the provisions of said act.

Approved, July 4, 1836.

CHAP. 355. An ACT to carry into effect, in the States of Alabama and Mis

sissippi, the existing compacts with those States in regard to the fire per cent. fund, and the school reservations.

[Sec. 1. Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represen. A sum equivalent tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That

a sum equivalent to five per cent. of the nett proceeds of sales of Chicka. the lands within the State of Mississippi, ceded by the Chicka- sissippi.

to the 5 per cent. &c. reserved from

Certain lands ves led in the State of

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1836. saws by the treaty of the twentieth of October, eighteen hundred

and thirty-two, which have been or may hereafter be sold by Congress, shall be, and is hereby, reserved, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied in the same manner, and for the same uses and purposes, as is designated by the fifth section of the act of Congress of the first of March, eighteen hundred and seventeen.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be Mississippi for the reserved from sale, in the State of Mississippi, a quantity of land, use of schools,

equal to one-thirty-sixth part of the lands ceded by said Chickasaws as aforesaid, within said State of Mississippi, which land shall be selected under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, in sections, or half sections, or quarter sections, out of any public lands remaining unsold, that shall have been offered at public sale within either of the land districts in said State of Mississippi, contiguous to said lands within said State, so ceded by the Chickasaws as aforesaid; which lands, when so selected as aforesaid, the same shal) vest in the State of Mississippi, for the use of schools within said territory in said State, so ceded as aforesaid by the Chickasaws; and said lands, thus selected, shall be holden by the same tenure, and upon the same terms and conditions, in all respects, as the said State now holds the lands heretofore reserved for the use of schools in said State.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That a sum equivalent to hele bera perece it, five per cent. of the nett proceeds of the lands within the State

of Alabama, ceded by the Chickasaws by the treaty aforesaid, which have been or may hereafter be sold by Congress, shall be, and is hereby, reserved, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be applied in the same manner, and for the same uses and purposes, as is designated by the sixth section of the act of Congress of the second of March, eighteen

hundred and nineteen. Certain lands ves: SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be Alabama for the reserved from sale in the State of Alabama, a quantity of land use of schools equal to one-thirty-sixth part of the lands ceded by the Chicka

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saws as aforesaid, within said State of Alabama, which land shall be selected under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, in sections, or half sections, or quarter sections, out of any public lands remaining unsold, that shall have been offered at public sale within any land district in said State of Alabama, contiguous to said lands within said State, so ceded by the Chickasaws, as aforesaid ; which lands, when so selected, as aforesaid, the same shall vest in the State of Alabama, for the use of schools within said territory, in said State, so ceded, as aforesaid, by the Chickasaws; and said lands thus selected, shall be holden by the same tenure, and upon the same terms and conditions, in all respects, as the said State now holds the lands heretofore reserved for the use of schools in said State, Approved, July 4th, 1836.

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CHAP. 356. An ACT to authorize the appointment of additional Paymasters

and for other purposes.

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(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatices of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be and he hereby is au- President may ap. thorized and empowered to appoint three additional Paymasters, fonal paymasters; to be attached to the Pay Department of the army: Provided Proviso. That the appointments be submitted to the Senate for their confirmation, in the same manner as other officers of the army.

SECTION 2. And be it further enucted, That the officers ap- to perform the pointed in virtue of this act shall perform the saine duties and same duties and receive the same pay and allowances as the present Paymasters of the army; and shall in like manner be subject to the rules paymasters. and articles of war; and previous to entering upon the duties of their office shall give such bonds to the United States as the Secretary of War may direct for the faithful performance of their duties.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That when volunteers President, when or militia are called into service of the United States, so that the as ign tié duties Paymasters authorized by law shall not be deemed sufficient to any officer of the enable them to pay the troops with proper punctuality it shall army. be lawful for the President to assign to any officer of the army the duty of Paymaster, who, while so assigned shall perforin the same duty, give the same bond, be subject to the same liability and receive the same emoluments as are now provided for Paymasters of the army: Provided however, That the number of Provise. officers so assigned shall not exceed one for every two regiments of militia or volunteers; And provided also, That the whole emo - Proviso. luments of the said officers, including their pay and allowances in the line, shall not exceed the pay and emoluments of a Paymaster.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of May appoint adthe United States be and he hereby is authorized and empower- and assistani eured to appoint three additional Surgeons and five assistant Sur- goons. geons, to be attached to the medical staff of the army.

SECTION 5. And be it further enacted, That during the ab. lo. sence of the Quartermaster General, or the chief of any other General &c. Premilitary bureau of the War Department, the President be autho-sident nay em. rized to empower some officer of the Department or corps whose perform the tu. chief is absent to take charge thereof and to perform the duties of Quartermaster General or chief of the Department or corps, is the case may be during such absence: Provided, That no Proviso. additional compensation be allowed therefor.

SECTION 6. And be it further enacted, Thạt it shall be the Secretary Cliente duty of the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of of House of Ree Representatives as soon as may be after the close of the present prepare and pub session, and of each succeeding session, to prepare and publish

appropriations, a statement of all appropriations made during the session, and &c. also a statement of the new officers created and the salaries of each, and also a statement of the offices the salaries of which are increased and the amount of such increase.

Approved, July 4th, 1936.

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