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For wastage of gold, and for the contingent expenses of the 1837. mint, five thousand five hundred dollars;
Wastage of gold, For expenses incurred in eighteen hundred and thirty-six, for &c. the edifice and machinery, more than the amount appropriated chinery. in the act of eighteen hundred and thirty-five, two thousand dollars;
For the expenses of the branch mint at Charlotte, North Car- Branch mint at olina, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, viz:
For salaries of officers and clerks, six thousand dollars;
For compensation to laborers, one thousand five hundred dol- Laborers. lars;
For furnishing the establishment with all the apparatus, tools, Furnishing the and fixtures, not included in the contracts, six thousand dollars;
For wastage of gold, and for the contingent expenses of the Wastage of gold, mint, five thousand five hundred dollars ;
For enclosing the grounds, repairing a building on the lot, and Enclosing for out-houses, seven thousand dollars;
For furniture of the President's house, twenty thousand dol- Furniture of the lars;
For the taxes on the arsenal near Philadelphia, for the years Taxes on the ar eighteen hundred and thirty-five, and eighteen hundred and thir-adelphia. ty-six, one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars and fifty cenis;
For the salaries of the registers and receivers of land offices, Registers and re. where there are no sales, including one thousand seven hundred offices. and six dollars and thirty-four cents, carried to the surplus fund, two thousand five hundred dollars; For the construction of the Treasury building, for the year Construction of
Treasury builds eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, in addition to the amount ing. unexpended in eighteen hundred and thirty-six, two hundred and fifty-seven thousand dollars;
· For the constructiou of the Patent Office, in addition to for- Construction of mer appropriations, one hundred thousand dollars;
For surveying unfinished portions of townships, islands, and Surveying lakes, in Arkansas, at the rate of six dollars per mile, six thousand dollars;
For compensation to George Watterston, for his services in Compensation to preparing a statement of the persons imprisoned for debt in this ton. District, since one thousand eight hundred and twenty, under a resolution of the House of Representatives, six hundred dollars ;
For building a light-house at or near Michigan City, being an Ligh-housslicht amount heretofore appropriated for the same purpose, and carried gun City. to the surplus fund, five thousand dollars;
For rebuilding the lazaretto and wharf near the city of Balti. Lazaretto more, thirty thousand dollars ;
For arrearages for the expenses of the Legislative Assembly of Ljelative As the Territory of Wisconsin, for the year one thousand eight sondly
, of Wishundred and thirty-six, fifteen thousand seven hundred and thirty dollars and sixteen cents;
For the expenses of the same, for the year one thousand eight Expenses hundred and thirty-seven, thirty-six thousand seven hundred same for 1837. and sixty-five dollars;
North and east
1837. For an outfit and salary of a chargé d'affaires to Naples, nine Charge d'affaires thousand dollars; to Naples. Alteracions, &c.,
For alterations and repairs of the capitol, and incidental exof the capitol.' penses, three thousand six hundred dollars ; Lighting lamps, For lighting lamps and superintendence of the public grounds
around the capitol, five thousand one hundred and sixty-four
dollars; 8. W. boundary To enable the President to cause the south western boundary
line of the United States to be run, the following sums, viz: Commissioner. For the salary of a commissioner, two thousand five hundred
dollars; Surveyor, &c. For the salary of a surveyor, two thousand dollars; and for
contingencies, including the purchase of necessary instruments,
wages to attendants, and other expenses, ten thousand dollars; Proviso. Provided, That said commissioner, and surveyor, be appointed
with the advice and consent of the Senate ;
For exploring and surveying the north and east boundary boundary line. line of the United States, where the same has not already been
surveyed, and establishing monuments thereon, agreeably to the definitive treaty of peace of seventeen hundred and eighty-three, to be expended under the direction of the President of the United
States, twenty thousand dollars ; Public stable at For enlarging the public stable at the capitol, and the erection the capitol.
of a shed for the protection of the tools, implements and materials,
twelve hundred dollars ; Improvements For completing the improvements commenced, by extending of the capitol
the capitol square west, forty thousand dollars ; Alterations, &c.,, For alterations and repairs of the President's house, and for house, &c.
superintendence of the grounds around the same seven thousand three hundred dollars;
For compensation to the gardener employed in superintending pitol square, the capitol square and other public grounds, one thousand dollars;
For clerk hire, mileage, pay of witnesses, serving subpænas, penses de select and other incidental expenses, under the orders of the select
committees of inquiry appointed by the House of Representatives, twenty-five thousand dollars, in addition to the contingent fund of said House;
For an outfit of a chargé d'aflaires to New Grenada, four thousand five hundred dollars ;
For balance due the acting Governor of Michigan, according to an account adjusted by the accounting officers, seven hundred and twenty dollars, and fifty-one cents;
For completing surveys of unfinished portions of townships, islands, lakes, &c. in Missouri not exceeding five dollars per
mile, seventeen thousand five hundred dollars ; Light-house For completing the light-house at Oswego, New York, seven
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Balance due the acting Gov. of M.chigan.
Surveys in Mis. rouri.
hundred and fifteen dollars; Arrearages due For payment of arrearages due contractors on the Cumberland Cumber- road in Ohio, being the balance of an appropriation carried to
the surplus fund on the thirty-first December eighteen hundred and thirty-six, twelve hundred and twenty-five dollars and fortyone cents;
ues for the east
For compensation to Daniel Graham, late Secretary of 1837. the State of Tennessee, for his services, performed at the Compensation to request of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, in order to answer a call of the House of Representatives, made on twentieth of January eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, two hundred and fifty dollars ;
For the expense of bringing to the seat of Government, the Votes of Presi. votes for President and Vice President of the United States, in President addition to a former appropriation, two thousand two hundred dollars ; For compensation of the Senators and Representative elected Senators and
Representative by Michigan, twelve hundred and forty-eight dollars;
of Michigan. For the payment of a balance due for the expenses of the Le-Legislative Coun.
cil of Michigan. gislative Council of Michigan Territory, two thousand and fiftyseven dollars and seventy-two cents;
For fulfilling the contracts made with John Vanderlyn, Henry Paintings for the Inman, Robert Wier, and John G. Chapman by the Joint Com- capiul. mittee of Congress under the joint resolution of the twenty-third day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, for the execution of four historical paintings for the vacant panels of the rotundo of the capitol, eight thousand dollars;
To enable the President of the United States to contract for Groups ef staltwo groups of statues, to adorn the two blockings on the east front. front of the capitol, eight thousand dollars;
To Mr. Auger for the bust of the late Chief Justice Ellsworth, Bust of Chief four hundred dollars ;
To enable the Secretary of the Treasury to employ for one Arrangement, year, a competent person to classify and arrange, translate when connected with necessary, and make suitable records of the papers and docu- lairage ments connected with the private land claims, which, at sundry periods, have been presented to, and acted on, by the Commissioner, or the registers and receivers acting as commissioners, on private land claims for the district east of the island of New Orleans, and west of Pearl river, in the State of Louisiana, the sum of two thousand dollars ;
For pay and mileage of the members of the Senate for the Pay and mileago extra session to commence on the fourth day of March instant, the extra thirteen thousand eight hundred and seventy-five dollars ;
For stationery, fuel, printing, and all other contingent expenses Contingent of the Senate for the extra session to commence on the fourth day of March, instant, five thousand dollars;
For the expenses of the distribution in boxes, and by the ordinary modes of transportation, of the compilation of the State ton's State Pa Papers printed by Gales and Seaton, as directed by the joint resolution of the tenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, to the several States, Territories, colleges, and athenæums of the United States, one thousand five hundred dollars;
For the purchase of nineteen copies of the American State Purchase of the Papers, printed by Gales and Seaton, pursuant to the resolution Papers, of the Senate, of the first day of March, instant, four thousand five hundred and eighty-eight dollars and fifty cents;
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1837. For two hundred and forty-four copies of the Debates of the Debates of the First Congress, and of the Register of Debates to the end of the and Register or present Congress, as published by Gales and Seaton, to be dis
tributed to the members of the present House, fifteen thousand
five hundred dollars ; Commission u!
For compensation to the commissioner, secretary, and clerk tion with Spain and the contingent expenses of the commission under the con
vention with Spain, eight thousand two hundred dollars; Medal in honor To authorize the President of the United States to procure Daniel Morgan. new dies to renew the medal directed to be made in honor of
Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, by the act of the second day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, in case the original dies for the said medal cannot be found, one thousand
dollars ; Improving the
For improving the crypt of the capitol, by closing the openings capitol, &c. on the east front with sash doors, making double doors to the
outer entrances, and repairing furnaces, eleven hundred and fifty.
dollars; Making post of
For making the post office, document, folding, and library R. fire proof. rooms of the House of Representatives fire proof, ihree thousand
one hundred and fifty dollars ; Grounds of naval To complete the enclosing the garden and grounds of the naval magazine, &c.
magazine and marine hospital, one hundred dollars ; Conducting wa For conducting water along the Pennsylvania avenue from and Post Office the pipes at the Capitol to the Treasury and General Post Office ,
buildings, with the necessary fire-plugs to water the avenue, ten
thousand dollars ; Fire-engine, &c. For the purchase of a fire-engine, apparatus, and engine-house Wavy Depend for the War and Navy Departnients, seven thousand two hundred
and twenty-five dollars ;
For the purchase of a fire engine and apparatus for the Treasbuilding. ury building, and the enlargement of the engine house, five
thousand five hundred and twenty-five dollars ;
For paying William P. Elliott, for drawings of the Treasury building and Patent Office, three hundred dollars ;
For constructing a dwarf wall and fence from the southwest fence in Presi- corner of the President's house to intersect the new fence near
the north corner of the Navy Department one thousand three
hundred dollars ; Support of the penitentiary.
For the support of the penitentiary for the District of Columbia, for the year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven : for pay of officers and agents; for repairs to buildings; for purchase of raw materials; for rations, clothing, beds, and bedding of prisoners; for purchase of fuel ; for purchase of hospital stores and medicines; for purchase of books and stationery; for purchase of horse feed; for allowance to discharge convicts; and for other contingent expenses, the sum of twelve thousand five hundred and five dollars and thirty-nine cents, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and to be expended
under the direction of the Board of Inspectors ; Burying ground
For the crection of a plain substantial fence around the burying ground at Fort Gibson in the State of Arkansas, five bundred dollars;
Fire-engine, &c. for Treasury
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For surveys of the public lands in the district composed of 1837. the States of Illinois and Missouri, in addition to the appropria- Surveys in Illition herein before made for the surveys of the public lands, pouri. thirty-six thousand dollars ;
For the compensation of additional clerks and a topographer Add'l clerks, &c. to be employed in the Post Office Department, ten thousand two Department. hundred dollars ;
For the compensation of additional clerks to be employed in Add'l clerksin the office of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office De- of Post Office. partment, six thousand dollars ;
For law books for the library of Congress, five thousand dol- Law books for lars, to be expended in the purchase of such books, a catalogue Congress. of which shall be furnished by the Chief Justice of the United States.
Section 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of Pag of collectors the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay to the colors, naval offilectors, deputy collectors, naval officers, surveyors, and their re- cers, &c. spective clerks, together with the weighers, gaugers, measurers, and markers of the several ports of the United States, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as will give to the said officers, respectively, the same compensation in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, according to the importations of that year, as they would have been entitled to receive if the act of the fourteenth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, had not gone into effect : Provided, That no officer shall receive, under this act, a greater Provido. annual salary or compensation than was paid to such officer for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two ; and that in no case shall ,the compensation of any other officers than collectors, naval officers, surveyors, and clerks, whether by salaries, fees, or otherwise, exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars each per annum; nor shall the union of any two or more of those offices in one person entitle him to receive more than that sum per anrium: Provided further, That the said collectors, naval Further proviso. officers, and surveyors shall render an account quarterly to the Treasury; and the other officers herein named or referred to shall render an account quarterly to the respective collectors of the customs where they are employed, to be forwarded to the Treasury, of all the fees and emoluments whatever by them, respectively, received, and of all expenses incidental to their respective offices; which accounts shall be rendered on oath or affirmation, and shall be in such forin, and supported by such proofs, 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 in the Further propieo. event of any act being passed by Congress at the present session to regulate and fix 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 : Provided, Purther proviso. however, That the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to extend to the collectors at such other ports, where a surplus of emoluments have been accounted for and paid into the Treasury