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1st.. May 31, 1841 Sept. 13, 1841 106 days
2nd. Aug. 21, 1856 Aug. 30, 1856 10 days
1st.. July 4, 1861 Aug. 6, 1861

34 days
1st.. Mar. 4, 1867 Dec. 2, 1867 156 days
1st.. Mar. 4, 1869 Apr. 10, 1869

37 days .
1st.. Mar. 4, 1871 Apr. 20, 1871

47 days
1st.. Oct. 15, 1877 Dec. 3, 1877 50 days
18t.. Mar. 18. 1879 July 1, 1879 106 days

41st..

Jan. 22, 1867
Jan. 22, 1867
Jan. 22, 1867

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May 5, 1877—Hayes. Failure of appropriation for Army. Mar. 4, 1879—Hayes. Failure of appropriations for legislative, ex.

ecutive, and judicial, and Army expenses. June 30, 1893--Cleveland.. Condition of finances.

530

ist.. ||Aug. 7, 1893

+ The first session of the Fortieth Congress adjourned twice (by concurrent resolutions) from March 30, 1867, to July 3, 1867, and from July 20, 1867, to November 21, 1867.

Repealed April 20, 1871 (17 Stat., p. 12). || Date fixed by recent proclamation.

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REPORTS TO BE MADE TO CONGRESS

AT THE

FIRST SESSION OF THE FIFTY-THIRD CONGRESS

BY

PUBLIC OFFICERS.

(PREPARED IN OBEDIENCE TO A STANDING RULE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.)

Oflicer, and nature of the report.

By what au

thority.

Section or page.

When to be made.

BY THE HEAD OF EACH DEPARTMENT.

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A detailed statement of the manner in

which the contingent fund for his Departinent, and for the bureau and offi. cers therein, has been expenderl, giving the names of every person to whom any portion thereof has been paid; and if for anything furnished, the quantity and price; and if for any service ren. dered, the nature of such service, and the time employed, and the particular occasion, or cause, in brief, that ren. dered such service necessary: and the amount of all former appropriations in each case on hand, either in the Treas. ury or in the hands of any disbursing officer or agent; and he shall require of the disbursing oflicers, acting under his direction or authority, the return of precise and analytical statements and re. ceipts for all the money which may have been, from time to time, during the next

preceding year, expended by them. A report of the names of the clerks and

other persons that have been employed in his Department and the otficers there. of stating the time that each clerk or other person was actually employed and the suis paid to eaclı; also whether they have been usefully employed; whether the services of any of them can be dis

Rev. Statutes . ser. 191 | Annually.

597

List of reports to be made to Congress by public oficers—Continued.

Officer, and nature of the report.

By what au-
thority.

Section or page.

When to be made.

BY THE HEAD OF EACH DEPARTMENT-con

tinued.

pensed with without detriment to the public service; and whether the remora! of any individuals and the appointment of others in their stead is required for the better dispatch of business.

NOTE.-- The heads of Departments, in communicating estimates of expenditures and appropriations to Congress, or to any of the committees thereof, shall specify, as nearly as may be conreuient, the sources from which sich estimates are derived and the calculatior.s upon which they are founded, and shall discriminate between such estimates as are conjectural in their character and such as are framed upon actual information and applications from disbursing officers. They shall also give references to any law or treaty by which the proposed expenditures are, respectively, authorized, specifying the date of each and the volume and page of the Statutes at Large or of the Revised Statutes, as the case may be, and the section of the act in which the authority is to be found.

Whenever the hearl of a Department, being about to submit to Congress the annual estimates of expenditures required for the coming year, finds that the usual items of such estimates vary materially in amount from the appropriation ordinarily asked for the object named, and especially from the appropriation granted for the same ob. jects for the preceding year, and whenever new items not theretofore usual are introduced into such estimates for any year, he shall accompany the estimates by minute and full explanations of all such variations and new items, showing the reasons and grounds upon which the amounts are required, and the different items added.

The head of each Department in submit. ting to Congress his estimates of expenditures required in his Department during the year then approaching shall designate not only the amount required to be appro. priated for the next fiscal year, but also the amount of the outstanding appropriation, if there be any, which will probably be required for each particular item of expend. iture. Except when a different time is expressly Rev. Statutes . sec. 195

prescribed by law the various annual reports required to be submitted to Congress by the heads of Departments shall be made at the immencement of each regular session and shall embrace the

transactions of the preceding year. A detailed statement required of expendi- Stats. L., v. 19. p. 306 Beginning of the tures for contingent expenses in any

session. Department or burean of the Govern. ment for the preceding fiscal year.

List of reports to be made to Congress by public officersContinued.

Officer, and nature of the report.

By what au

thority.

Section or page.

When to be made.

BY THE HEAD OF EACH DEPARTMENT-con.

tinued.

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A statement showing in detail the number

of buildings rented for the use of their respective Departments or the subordi. nate bureaus or offices thereof in the city of Washington, the annual rental paid for and cost of heating and lighting each, the appropriations from which said expenses are respectively paid, and also to submit estimates, specifically, for the rental and other expenses of such of said buildings as may be necessary for the

use of the Goverumuent.
A report of the condition and character of

any papers which are not needed or lise-
ful in the transaction of the current busi.
ness of their Departments, and the
amount of the proceeds from the sale of
such
papers

deemed useless.
The number of employés in each bureau

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268

Sess. Laws,

Ip their annual estimates.

and othice and the salaries of each who are below a fair standard of efficiency.

1st, 51st.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

The Chief of Engineers shall, as Superin. | Rev. Statutes . sec. 1812 To accompany the tendent of Public Buildings and Grounds,

annual message and as Superintendent of the Washing.

of the President. ton Aqueduct, annually submit the fol. following reports to the Secretary of

War:
First. A report of his operations for the

preceding year, with an account of the
manner in which all appropriations for
public buildings and grounds have been
applied, including a statement of the
number of public lots sold or remaining
ungold each year, of the condition of the
public buildings and grounds, and of the
measures necessary to be taken for the
care and preservation of all public prop.

erty under his charge. Second. A report of the condition, progress,

repairs, casualties, and expenditures of the Washington Aqueduct and other

public works under his charge. Annual report of the Civil Service Com- Stats. L., v. 22. p. 404 | Annually.

mission, showing its own action, the rules and regulations and the exceptions theroto in force, the practical effects thereof, and any suggestions it may ap. prove for the more effectual accomplisii ment of the purposes of the civil service

act. A report by the commission anthorized to Stats. L., v.21 p. 490

No timo specifiod. investigate the books, accounts, and methods of railroads which have received

aid from the United States. A report by the commission anthorized by Stats. L., v. 25. p. 503 No time specified. section 6 of the act for settling controversies and differences between railroad companies and other commou carriers and their employés.

List of reports to be made to Congress by public officers—Continued.

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A statement containing an abstract of all Rev. Statutes. sec. 207 Within ten days the returns made to him, pursuant to

after the

conlaw, by the collectors of the diferent

mencement of ports of the seamen registered by them,

each regular ses. together with an account of such im

sion. pressments and detentions as shall appear by the protests of the masters to

have taken place. A statement, in a compendions form, of Rev. Statutes.

sec. 207

Annually. all such changes and modifications in the commercial systems of other nations, whether by treaties, duties on imports and exports, or other regulations, as shall have been communicated to the Department, including all commercial information contained in the official publications of other governments which

he shall deem sufficiently important. A synopsis of so much of the information Rev. Statutes . sec. 207 Annually.

which may have been communicated 10 him by diplomatic and consular officers during the preceding year as he may deem valuable for public information, specifying the names of any consuls or commercial agents who may have been remiss in transmitting commercial in

formation. A full list of all consular officers

Rev. Statutes . sec. 208 Annually. A report of any rates or taritt's of fees to Rev. Statutes. sec. 208 Annually.

be received by diplomatie or consular officers which may have been prescribed by the President during the year pre

ceding. A statement of such fees as may have been Rev. Statutes sec. 208 Annually.

collected, accounted for, and reported by the various diplomatic and consular offi

cers during the preceding year. A statement of the list of passengers arriv. Rev. Statutes sec. 208 Annually.

ing in the l'nited States from foreign

by the collectors of customs. A statement of the names of any consular Rev. Statutes sec. 208 Annually.

officers, not citizens of the United States, to whom salaries have been paid, during the year preceding, together with the circumstances under which they were appointed.

NOTE.-The annual statement of expendli. tures from the contingent fund, required to be made by the Secretary of State, must include all the contingent expenses of forcign intercourse and of all the missions abroad, except such expenditures as are settled upon the certiticate of the Presi. lent. The President is authorized to prescribe, Rev. Statutes . sec. 208 Annually.

from time to time, the rates of taritis of fees to be charged for official services, and to designato what shall be regarded

-yearly

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