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.... $9,786, 92 12 Pikesville arsenal: That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to dis
pose of the grounds, buildings, and appartenances known as the Pikesville arsenal, in
30, 009 00 The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to remove the remains of the late William E.
English, first lieutenant Seventh United States Infantry, who died at Deer Lodge,
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS IN AND AROUND WASHINGTON AND THE EXECUTIVE MANSION.
Improvement and care of public grounds: For filling in and improving grounds south of
Office: For repair and care of the same..........
proaches, and for continuation of construction of the north wing of the building......
1,000 515, ON
MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS UNDER WAR DEPARTMENT.
For the completion of the survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes, and to finish
the field work and publication of maps, and all work pertaining to said survey except the preparation of the final report...
SS, (20 For furniture for the portion of the new building about to be occupied by the War De
for the care, clothing, maintenance, and medical attendance of United States military
the Rebellion, both of the Union and Confederate armies, and for the compensation of temporary clerks and other employés engaged thereon, the collection of such Confederate records as may be placed at the disposal of the government by gift or loan, the rent of building, and the preservation of the Brady War Views .....
Provided, That not more than two clerks of class fonr, one clerk of class three, one clerk of class two, one clerk of class one, two clerks at $1,000 each, twelve copyists at $900 each, one foreman of printing, one pressman, six compositors, two assistant messengers, one watchman, and one agent for the collection of Confederate records, shall be employed; and the unexpended balance of the sum of $1,000,000, appropriated by act of March 3, 1873, to erect headstones over the graves of soldiers who served in the regular or volunteer army during the war for the Union, is hereby continued and made available.......... For the purpose of payment of balance due for records, already purchased, of the late Confederate States of America, of Col. Thomas L. Snead..... Carried forward ......
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.....$10,615, 728 12 For official postage stamps for the executive departments, as required under Postal Union, to prepay postage on matter addressed to Postal Union countries ................
....... 10,000 00 Support and improvement of the Leavenworth military prison, Fort Leavenworth, Kans. :
For purchase of subsistence stores, oil, wicking, and fuel for heating and cooking pur. poses and running machinery....
44,000 00 For hay for prisoners' beds : for blank books and stationery ; for stoves and stove-pipe
for use in buildings not heated by steam ; for miscellaneous stores, drainage of grounds, disinfectants, and other general purposes.....
1, 040 00 For material for clothing for each prisoner on discharge; for payment of $5 to each prisoner on discharge ; for expenses of pursuing, and payment of rewards for apprehension and delivery of escaped prisoners....
3, 500 00 For hose for use in case of fire and for filling cisterns, and for tools and materials in shops. 1,000 00 For tobacco for issue to prisoners on special and excessive hard labor
400 00 For foreman and engineers, and mechanics and watchmen, and extra duty pay.......... 7, 500 00 For extra duty pay to non-commissioned officers of prison guard; for extension to prison
shops and repairs to prison buildings; for new buildings; for construction of ice-house. 10,000 00 United States Artillery School at Fortress Monroe, Va.: To provide for text books, draw.
ing material, models, and material necessary in the science of engineering and of artil.
lery, stationery, and miscellaneous necessaries for the lise of the school ............... 4, 750 00 For completion of the United States barrack buildings at Fortress Monroe, Va. ...
34,000 00 To enable the Secretary of War to establish a military post in the vicinity of Pagosa
Springs, on the left bank of the San Juan River, in the State of Colorado, for the pro. tection of the San Juan country ..................
40,000 00 To enable the Secretary of War to pay for rent of building at San Antonio, Tex., used as
headquarters of the Department of Texas, from November 1, 1878, until June 1, 1879.. 2, 391 67 Artificial limbs: For furnishing artificial limbs and appliances, or commutation therefor, and transportation................
100, 000 00 Appliances for disabled soldiers : For providing surgical appliances for persons disabled
in the military or naval service of the United States, not otherwise provided for ..... 1,000 00 For rebuilding of eight sets of officers' quarters at Madison Barracks, Sacket's Harbor,
N. Y., destroyed by fire on November 6, 1876, according to plans and specifications in
the office of the Quartermaster-General of the United States .......................... 25, 000 00 Support of transient paupers : For care, support, and medical treatment of seventy-five
transient paupers, medical and surgical patients, in the city of Washington, under a contract to be made with such institution as the Surgeon-General of the Army may select......
15, 000 00 For printing and binding the first and second volumes of catalogue of the library of the Surgeon-General's Office ......
20, 000 00 Support of National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers: Current expenses, including
repairs : For the Central Brancb, for the Eastern Branch, for the Northwestern Branch, for the Southern Branch, and for barracks and other necessary construction purposes, for clothing of extra sizes and underclothing, for outdoor relief and incidental expenses, $880,000: Provided, That all purchases of supplies exceeding the sum of $1,000 at any one time sball be made upon public tender after due advertisement, and that the ex. penditure for new buildings shall be expressly authorized in writing: Provided, That the estimates hereafter submitted for the support of the National Home gball be made in detail, specifying the several items of expenditure, and separating the cost of food and other supplies in the form usually adopted for the Army, and that this specification be made for each soldiers' home separately ...........
oopara w ny ............................................ 880, 000 00 For the purpose of keeping in repair and protection of the road between Fortress Monroe and Mill Creek, Va ...................
6, 500 00 For completion of the military road from Alamosa, Colo., to Pagosa Springs ........
10, 000 00 For repairing the military road from Ojo Caliente, N. Mex., to Pagosa Springs......
5, 000 00 For the improvement and repair of the military wagon road running from Scottsburgh to
Camp Stewart in the State of Oregon; said money to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War............................................................... 10,000 00 For the purpose of constructing the necessary buildings, under direction of the Secretary
of War, for headquarters of the Department of Dakota, at the military post of Fort Snelling in the State of Minnesota, in accordance with the estimates of General Charles H. Tompkins, deputy quartermaster-general of the United States Army, chief quarter. master of the Department of Dakota.................................................. 100, 000 00 For the payment of arrears of Army transportation due such land-grant railroads as have
not received aid in government bonds as compensation was withheld from, under the acts of June 16 and 22, 1874, and March 3, 1875. to be adjusted by the proper accounting officers in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court in cases decided under the said acts, to be paid as other Army transportation ; but in no event shall more tban 50 per cent of the full amount allowed by the Quartermaster-General be paid until the de. cision of the Court of Claims be had in each case ..........
UNDER THE NAVY DEPARTMENT.
NAVY-YARDS AND STATIONS.
Navy-yard, Mare Island, Cal.: For continuation of work on stone dry-dock..........
tions, and preservation of the same ....
75, 000 00 300,000 00
To enable the Secretary of the Navy to make certain expenditures in experimenting with a view to obtain a correct knowledge of the velocity of light...
5, 000 00 Carried forward ....
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Appropriations, fo. Continued.
...........$12, 623, 809 79 For the United States Naval Observatory, the following items, to wit: For solar and stel.
lar photography, $1,000; for illustrations for report on the eclipse of July, 1878, $1,500: for observing the California eclipse, January, 1880, $600; and for thirty-five woodcuts of nebula in Orion, $350; in all ...
3, 450.00 To pay certain claims for bounty for the destruction of enemy's vessels, allowed under the
act of June 30, 1864, and duly certified by the proper accounting officers .............. 1,210 16 For furniture and fitting up shelving, file cases, fire apparatus, and similar necessaries for
the Secretary's office and the bureaus of the Navy Department in the east wing of the new building for the State, War, and Navy Departments, to be available as required, under direction of the Secretary of the Navy ....
50,000 For repairs to the ropewalk building at the Boston navy-yard, Boston, Mass., new root
and new floors, and other necessary repairs, to make the building in good condition.... 20,000 To enable the Secretary of the Navy to pay J. F. H. Claiborne amount due him on ad. justed account ......
745 To enable the Secretary of the Navy to alter and repair the United States ship Antietam,
so as to provide for the marines at League Island station ..
UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.
Capitol extension : For work on the Capitol, and for general repairs thereof, $50,000: Pro
vided. That $1,500 of this amount may be used for the purchase of tile
dome of the Capitol, and for constructing a scaffolding under said picture
30, 1876, for paving road ways in Capitol grounds .....
cluding Botanic Garden and Senate stable; for gas, pay of superintendent of moters,
to lamps, pipes, and meters ..... For the purchase of dynamo-electric machines to take the place of the batteries now used
to ignite the gas in the rotunda, dome, tholus, and House of Representatives .. Patent Office building: For the fire-proof reconstruction of the Patent Office building within the present walls, under the plans submitted to Congress by the Sacretary of the Interior, $150,000, in addition to the unexpended balance of the amount appropriated for this purpose by the act of June 20, 1878, which is hereby made available for the parpose orig nally intended : to be expended under the supervision of a board consisting of the Commissioner of Patents, the Architect of the Capitol, and the Engineer in Charge of
Public Buildings and Grounds .................................................. To pay the American Photolithographic Company, the sum of $2,000 is hereby appropria. ted, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to enable the Commissioner of Patents to reimburse said company for the actual expenses it incurred in reproducing ten copies
of drawings in 1869 and 1870 .....
of Washington, and for new furnaces...
chase of trees for arboretum, and repairs of tools
EXPENSES OF THE COLLECTION OF REVENUE FROM SALES OF PUBLIC LANDS.
For salaries and commissions of registers of land-offices and receivers of public moneys,
at pinety-four local land offices ..... For incidental expenses of the several land-offices .... For expenses of depositing money received from the sale of public lands ...........
100,00 To meet expenses of protecting timber on the public lands ........
10,000 a For surveying the public lands ...
40,000 For surveying contirmed private land-claims in California at the rates per mile prescribed
300,000 00 by law, and office expenses .... For compensation to William A. McKinney for compiling the reports of the Committees
7,500 of Private Land-Claims of the Senate and House of Representatives, from the Nineteenth Congress to the present time, and for making indexes and correcting proofs, the sum of $750 in addition to his pay as clerk to the Committee on Private Land-Claims,
which compilation is hereby ordered to be printed ...... For the preliminary survey of unconfirmed and survey of confirmed private lan
in New Mexico, at a rate not exceeding $16 per linear mile, and office expenses For the preliminary survey of unconfirmed and survey of confirmed private land claims
10,000 a in Arizona, at a rate not exceeding $16 per linear mile, and office expenses .... Carried forward
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Bronght forward ........
.........$13, 889, 310 99 Occasional examinations of public surveys in the several surveying districts, in order to
test the accuracy of the work in the field, inspect mineral deposits, coal fields, timber districts, &c...... ..... ..................... ........... ..
8,000 00 Survey of the northern boundary of Wyoming Territory, being that part of the forty
fifth parallel of north latitude included between the twenty-seventh and thirty-fourth meridians of west longitude from Washington Observatory
20, 000 00 For appraisement of lan'ls and the buildings erected by the United States, and the sale of
the same to the highest bidder, in accordance with the act of June 19, 1874 .......... 5,000 00 To enable the Commissioner of the General Land Office to continue to reproduce worn
and defaced official plats of surveys now on file and constituting a part of the records of said office ............................................
12, 000 00 For obtaining iron monument from the Colorado River .....
205 29 For translating, copying, and indexing original Spanish archives, and preserving from
destruction originals greatly defaced, in the office of the surveyor-general of California, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior
erior ...... ........
9, 000 00 For purchase of an iron safe for the said original Spanish archives ..
1.000 00 To enable the Secretary of the Interior to protect, preserve, and improve the Yellow.
stone National Park, in compliance with section 2475 of the Revised Statutes of the U nited States .........................................................................
10. 000 00
OFFICE OF SURVEYORS-GENERAL OF PUBLIC LANDS.
Contingent expenses, office of surveyor.general of Louisiana: For fuel, books, station.
ery, messenger hire, and other incidental expenses ... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Florida : For rent of office for sur.
veyor general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Minnesota : For fuel, books
oks, station ery, pay of messenger, and other incidental expenses ... . Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Dakota: For rent of office of surveyor.
general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses ......... Contingent experses, office of surveyor-general of Colorado: For rent of office for sur.
veyor-general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses ... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor.general of New Mexico: For rent of office for sur
veyor-general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of California : For fuel, books, stationery,
pay of messenger, and other incidental expenses.... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor general of Idaho: For rent of office for surveyor
general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses .......... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Nevada: For rent of office for sur.
veyor.general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses .... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Oregon : For fuel, books, stationery,
pay of messenger, and other incidental expenses ... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Washington : For rent of office for
surveyor-general, fuel, books stationery, and other incidental expenses .. Contingent expenses, office of surveyor general of Nebraska and Iowa : For rent of office
for surveyor-general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses. Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Montana: For rent of office for sur
veyor-general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses ... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Utah: For rent of office for surveyor
general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses ...... Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Wyoming: For rent of office for sur
veyor-general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses.. Contingent expenses, office of surveyor-general of Arizona: For rent of office for surveyor.
general, fuel, books, stationery, and other incidental expenses ............
1,000 00 1, 000 00 1, 500 00 1, 500 00 1, 500 00 1, 500 00 3,000 00 1, 500 00 1,500 00 1, 500 00 1,500 00 1, 500 00 1, 500 00 1, 500 00 1,500 00 1,500 00
For the salary of the Director of the Geological Survey, which office is hereby estab
lished, under the Interior Department, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate ...
6, 000 00 Provided, That this officer shall have th , direction of the Geological Survey, and the classification of the public lands and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and products of the national domain. And that the Director and members of the Geological Survey shall have no personal or private interests in the lands or mineral wealth of the region under gurvey, and shall execute no surveys or examinations for private parties or corporations; and the Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, and the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, under the Department of the Interior, and the Geographical Surveys West of the One hundredth Meridian, under the War Department, are hereby discontinued, to tako effect on the 30th day of June, 1879. And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, fos. sils, and objects of natural history, archæology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer needed for investigations in progress, shall be depos.
ited in the National Museum. For the expenses of the Geological Survey and the classification of the public lands and examination of the geologicul structure, mineral resources and pro lucts of the na.
tional domain, to be expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior .... 100,000 00 For the expense of a commission on the codification of existing laws relating to the sur. vey and disposition of the pablic domain, and for other purposes ................... 20, 000 00 Carried forward
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$14, 105, 016 a Provided, That the commission shall consist of the Commissioner of the General Land
ector of the United States Geological Sarvey, and three civilians, to be appointed by the President, who shall receive a per diem compensation of $10 for each day wbile actually engaged, and their traveling expenses ; and neither the Com. missioner of the General Land Office nor the Director of the United States Geolog. ical Survey shall receive other compensation for their services upon said commission than their salaries, respectively, except their traveling expenses, while engaged on said duties; and it shall be the duty of this commission to report to Congress within one year from the time of its organization, first, a codification of the present laws relating to the survey and disposition of the public domain ; second, a system and standard of classification of public lands, as arable, irrigible, timber, pasturage, swamp, coal, min. eral lands, and such other classes as may be deemed proper, having due regard to bu. midity of climate, supply of water for irrigation, and other physical characteristics; third, a system of land-parceling surveys adapted to the economic uses of the several classes of lands; and, fourth, such recommendations as they may deem wise in relation to the best methods of disposing of the pnblic lands of the western portion of the United States to actual settlers. The publications of the Geological Survey shall consist of the annual report of operations,
geological and economic maps illustrating the resources and classification of the lands, and reports upon general and economic geology and paleontology. The annual report of operations of the Geological Survey shall accompany the annual report of the Secretary of the Interior. All special memoirs and reports of said survey shall be issued in uni form quarto series, if deemed necessary by the Director, but otherwise in ordinary octavos. Three thousand copies of each shall be published for scientific exchanges and for sale at the price of publication; and all literary and cartographic materials received in exchange shall be the property of the United States and form a part of the library of the organization; and the money resulting from the sale of such publications shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States (under the direction of the Secretary of
the Interior, $100,000). Repealed, portion in brackets, June 20, 1879. For the preparation of reports, maps, and such other illustrations as may be necessary
for completing the office work of the Geological and Geographical Survey of the Terri. tories......
20, 600 W For the completion of the reports of the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, with the necessary maps and illustrations ...
20,000* For the preparation of reports, maps, and such other illustrations as may be necessary
for completing the office-work of the Geographical Surveys West of the One hundredth Meridian, under the direction of the Secretary of War .......
GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE.
Current expenses, Government Hospital for the Insane: For support, clothing, and treatment of the insane of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Revenue Cutter Service, and of all persons who have become insane since their entry into the military or naval service of the United States, and who are indigent, and of the indigent insane of the District of Columbia, in the Government Hospital for the Insane ......
And of this sum not exceeding $1,000 may be used for transporting patients to their friends: Provided. That one-half of the expense of the indigent patients from the Dis. trict of Columbia shall be reported to the Treasury Department and charged against the appropriations to be paid toward the expenses of the District by the general gor. ernment, without regard to the date of their admission. For airing-courts for the recreation of the inmates, $300 ; for the completion of the rooms
in the upper story of the bakery, $1,500; for changing a portion of the roof and provid. ing additional accommodations for employés in the attic story of the hospital building,
85.000 : in all ........................ For fire-pump and additional pipe and hose to complete the provision against fire .. For the erection of suitable structures for the present accommodation of patients of the
chronic class ....... For general repairs and improvements....
COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB.
Current expenses, Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb: For support of the
institution, including salaries and incidental expenses, and 8500 for books and illustra
tive apparatus ..... For expenses in wrapping, tying, directing, and packing the publications of the Burean
of Education for distribution"..
FREEDMEN'S HOSPITAL AND ASYLUM.
Support of Freedmen's Hospital and Asylum, Washington, District of Columbia : For
subsistence, $18,000; for salaries and compensation, $9,336 ; fuel and light, $3,000; clothing and bedding, forage and transportation, miscellaneous expenses and repairs, 35,900; rent of hospital building and grounds, $4,000; medicines and medical sapplies, $1,500.
That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to pay, or cause to be paid, in equal portions, to Susanna Marble, Millio Frances Lee, and John Abel Lee,
Carried forward ..
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