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Refunded by Lieutenant Jno. G. Parke, chief astronomer and surveyor, being amount of pay received from army appropriation.

• Voucher disallowed and withdrawn.

* Error in voucher and amount refunded.

NOTE.-The premiums received on checks drawn on the assistant treasurer of the United States at New York are deducted from the gross amount of disbursements only, which explains the discrepancy of $3,715 70 in adding up the items of actual expenses. The actual amount of appropriations expended in the work is, as hereinbefore stated, $559,037 26.

Statement of the finances of the Northwest Boundary Commission on the 1st of January, 1869, 1st and 2d appropriations, for $71,000 each......

............ $142,000 09 3d appropriation, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1859.

71,000.00 4th appropriation, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1860.

150,000 5th appropriation, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1861..

150,000.00 6th appropriation, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1866...

13, 250 00 7th appropriation, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1867..

13, 110 00 8th appropriation, for fiscal year ending June 30, 1868.

28. 070 00

567, 430 00 Expended by the Boundary Commission as per statement above.......

... $559, 037 26 Requisition of the quartermaster department account of the Boundary Commission.

23 00 Requisition of internal revenue department, part of taxes on salaries, withheld..... 466 89

559, 5:13 13

Balance on hand, deposited with the Treasurer of the l'ited States ......

· deposited with the assistant treasurer United States. New Y crk..

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B.---List of persons composing the United States northucest boundary commission, as organized

by act of Congress approred August 11, 1856, with statement of salaries, &'c.

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Archibald Campbell. Commissioner................) The President of the Feb. 14, 1857 | $3,000 † John J. Parke..... Chief astronomer and surveyor. S United States and Feb. 14, 1857 ! 3,000

confirmed by the

Senate.
G. Clinton Gardner.. Asst, astronomer and surveyor.. The President of the Feb. 28, 1857 1,800

United States. Wm. J. Warren..... Secretary to commissioner...... The commissioner ..! April 9, 1857 | *2, 000 '.. ...... 1 John J. Major ..... Clerk to chief astronomer and , Chief astronomer March 6, 1857 | *1, 200 surveyor,

and surveyor. |

* John G. Parke received from the commissioner the difference between his pay as chief astronomer and surveyor, and as an officer of the army.

Resigned December 9, 1864. * Subsistence while in the field.

Extract from instructions of the Secretary of State, dated February 25, 1857. “Your annual compensation will be $3,000; that of the chief astronomer the same; and that of the assistant astronomer $1,800, exclusive of necessary personal expenses and actual cost of travel. The former of these, according to usage, may be commuted at the following rates, viz: For the commissioner and chief astronomer, 88 per diem each; and for the assistant astronomer, $4 per diem. You may also, at your discretion, allow to chiefs of parties and other assistants employed by you, a commutation of their personal expenses not exceeding $2 per day. All other assistants and employés will be allowed at your discretion, in addition to their pay, their subsistence and actual travelling expenses."

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C.--List of assistants employed in working up the results of the field-work of the northwest boundary survey, under the authority of the instructions of the Secretary of

State, dated February 27, 1857, with statement of pay, &c.

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D.-List of assistants employed in running and marking the northwest boundary line between

the United States and the British Possessions bounding on Washington Territory, as authorized by the instructions of the Secretary of State dated Februnry 25, 1857, with statement of salaries, &c.

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3d Session. S

No. 88.

FINES IMPOSEDDEDUCTIONS MADE_CONTRACTORS

CARRYING THE MAILS.

LETTER

FROM

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL,

TRANSMITTING Report of fines imposed and deductions made from the pay of contractors

for carrying the mails of the United States for the year 1868.

FEBRUARY 17, 1869.—Laid on the table and ordered to be printed.

WASHINGTON, February 17, 1869. SIR: In compliance with the twenty-second section of the act of July 2, 1836, I transmit herewith a report of all fines imposed and deductions made from the pay of contractors for transporting the mails of the United States for the year ending June 30, 1868, for failures to deliver the mails, or for other causes, with the names of the delinquent contractors, the nature of the delinquency, the route on which and the time when it occurred, the amount of the fine or deduction, and the amount thereof which has been remitted, with the reasons therefor. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALEX, W. RANDALL,

Postmaster General. Hon. SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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