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Washington Territory.For a light-house at Red Bluff, on Whidby's Washington

Territory. Island, twenty-five thousand dollars.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury Site in Charles. be, and he is hereby authorized to accept from the city of Charleston ton. a conveyance of a lot, to be held and used solely for the purposes of a light-house site, and not otherwise ; and that he be authorized to use the appropriations heretofore made for that purpose to erect a light-house or beacon-light on or near the Battery, in that city, upon the Attorney General certifying to the validity of such limited title.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the following named lights Sundry lights be discontinued, provided the Secretary of the Treasury so directs, viz:

to be discontinAt Silver Creek, on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, New York. At Barcelona, (or Portland,) on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, New

As to Port ClinYork.

ton see 1859 ch. At Port Clinton, in Portage Bay, Ohio.

81, 8. At Cleveland, east side of entrance to Cleveland, (on the hill,)

Post, Obio.

At the Northeast Pass of the Mississippi: Provided, The Secretary of the Treasury shall decide said light to be unnecessary.

At Dice’s Head, Maine.
At Parmet Harbor, Massachusetts.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treas. Reexamination ury be and he is hereby authorized to have a reëxamination made (under the seventh section of the act approved August three, eighteen hun- Westport, Mass. dred and fifty-four, making appropriations for light-houses, and so forth) of the Point of Rocks, West Port, Massachusetts, to determine whether, 1854, ch. 194, or not the light-house authorized for that place is necessary to the com- 'Vol. x. p. 344. merce of that vicinity ; and if reported upon favorably and approved by him, to use the appropriation heretofore made for that purpose, in erecting a light-house and keeper's dwelling at or near that place.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That if preliminary surveys are Preliminary required to ascertain the necessity for any light-house or other aid pro- surveys. vided for in this bill, or to determine the proper site for the same, or to ascertain more fully what the public exigency requires, the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause the necessary examinations and surveys on the sea-board to be made under the direction of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, and those on the northwestern lakes to be made under the direction of the Bureau of Topographical Engineers; and in all cases in

Report to Conwhich adverse reports are made, they shall be submitted to Congress at gress of adverse its next session, and in all cases in which the objects authorized are reports. favorably reported upon, the works shall be commenced immediately after valid titles and State jurisdiction shall have been obtained to the sites. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That if a good title cannot be

Site on Damaobtained by the United States to Dry Point and Liniken's Neck, on the riscotta River, western side of the Damariscotta River, in the State of Maine, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to cause another suitable site to be selected for the light-house appropriated for at the mouth of 1854, ch, 1943

Vol. x. p. 336. the said river, by the act of Congress approved August third, eighteen hundred and fifty-four.

APPROVED, August 18, 1856.

Me.

CHAP. CLXI.-An Act making Appropriations for the Transportation of the United Aug. 18, 1856.

States Mail by Ocean Steamers and otherwise, during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred fifty-seven.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven :

Collins' line.

continuance of extra compensation.

Havana line.

Pacific lines.

Between New Orleans and Vera Cruz.

For transportation of the mails from New York to Liverpool, and

back, eight hundred and nineteen thousand five hundred dollars: ProNotice of dis- vided, That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby directed to give the notice

provided in the first section of the act entitled " An act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the

thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two,” approved 1852, ch. 66. Vol. x. p. 22. the twenty-first July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, to termi

nate the arrangements for the additional allowance for the transportation of the United States mail between New York and Liverpool in the Collins line of steamers as therein provided.

For transportation of the mails from New York to New Orleans, Charleston, Savannah, Havana, and Chagres, and back, two hundred and sixty-one thousand dollars.

For transportation of the mails from Panama to California and Oregon, and back, three hundred and twenty-eight thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

For carrying out the contract entered into by the Post-Office Depart

ment under the provisions of the act approved thirtieth August, one 1852, ch. 105. thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, establishing a tri-monthly mail by Vol. x. p. 61. steam vessels between New Orleans and Vera Cruz, via Tampico, sixty

nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

Sec. 2. ` And be it further enacted, That the following sums be and the same are hereby appropriated, for the service of the Post-Office Department for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, out of any moneys in the treasury arising from

the revenues of said department, in conformity to the act of the second Vol. v. p. 80. of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six :

For transportation of the mails, in two steamships, from New York, by Southampton, to Bremen, and back, at one hundred thousand dollars for each ship; and in two steamships from New York, by Cowes, to Havre, and back, at seventy-five thousand dollars for each ship, under the contract with the Ocean Steam Navigation Company of New York, three

hundred and fifty thousand dollars. From Charles- For transportation of the mails between Charleston and Havana, a sum ton to Havana.

not exceeding fifty thousand dollars.

For transportation of the mails across the isthmus of Panama, one hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars.

APPROVED, August 18th, 1856.

1836, ch. 270.

Bremen line.

Havre line.

Isthmus of Panama.

Aug. 18, 1856. Chap. CLXII.-An Act making Appropriations for the Legislative, Executive, and Judi

cial Expenses of Government for the Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be and the same are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the objects hereafter expressed, for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and

fifty-seven, namely : Legislative. LEGISLATIVE. For compensation and mileage of Senators, one hunPay of Sene

dred and eight thousand eight hundred and seventy-two dollars. Officers, &c., of For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others, re

ceiving an annual salary in the service of the Senate, viz: Secretary of the Senate, three thousand six hundred dollars ; officer charged with disbursements of the Senate, four hundred and eighty dollars ; chief clerk, two thousand five hundred dollars ; principal clerk and principal executive clerk in office of the Secretary of the Senate, at two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars each ; eight clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Senate, at one thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars each ;

tors.

the Senate.

keeper of the stationery, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two dol-
lars; two messengers, one at one thousand and eighty dollars, and one at
seven hundred and fifty dollars; one page, at five hundred dollars ; ser-
geant-at-arms and doorkeeper, two thousand dollars ; assistant door-
keeper, one thousand seven hundred dollars ; postmaster to the Senate,
one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ; assistant postmaster and
mail carrier, one thousand four hundred and forty dollars ; two mail
boys, at nine hundred dollars each ; superintendent of the document
room, one thousand five hundred dollars ; two assistants in document
room, at one thousand two hundred dollars each ; superintendent of the
folding room, one thousand five hundred dollars ; two messengers, acting
as assistant doorkeepers, at one thousand five hundred dollars each ;
fifteen messengers, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; superin-
tendent in charge of Senate furnaces, one thousand and eighty dollars ;
assistant in charge of furnaces, six hundred dollars ; laborer in private
passage, six hundred dollars ; two laborers, at four hundred and eighty
dollars each ; clerk or secretary to the President of the Senate, one
thousand seven hundred and fifty-two dollars ; clerk of Committee on
Finance, eighteen hundred and fifty dollars ; clerk of printing records,
sixteen hundred and sixty-nine dollars and two cents ; draughtsman, one
thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars ; chaplain of Senate, seven
hundred and fifty dollars—making seventy-five thousand nine hundred
and eighty-three dollars and two cents.

For the contingent expenses of the Senate, viz:
For binding, forty-five thousand dollars.
For lithographing and engraving, forty-five thousand dollars.
For books, five thousand dollars.
For stationery, twelve thousand dollars.
For newspapers, three thousand dollars.

For Congressional Globe and binding the same, seventy-two thousand six hundred and fifty-one dollars.

For reporting proceedings, including the usual extra compensation to the reporters of the Senate, eight hundred dollars each, ten thousand four hundred dollars,

For clerks to committees, pages, police, horses, and carryalls, twentyseven thousand four hundred and sixty dollars ; Provided, that the amount estimated for compensation of the clerks to the Committee on Finance and Printing be deducted therefrom.

For miscellaneous items, twenty thousand dollars.

For compensation and mileage of members of the House of Repre- Pay of Memsentatives and Delegates from Territories, three hundred and sixty-five bers of the House

of Representathousand and forty-eight dollars.

tives. For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others receiv- Pay of officers ing an annual salary in the service of the House of Representatives, and employees

of House of Rep. viz: Clerk of the House of Representatives, three thousand six hundred dollars; two clerks, at two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars each ; seven clerks, at one thousand eight hundred dollars ; sergeant-at-arms, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars ; doorkeeper, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; postmaster, two thousand one hundred and sixty dollars; one messenger, at one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two dollars ; librarian, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; reading clerk, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; clerk to Committee of Claims, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; clerk to Committee of Ways and Means, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; clerk to sergeant-at-arms, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; five messengers, at one thousand four hundred and forty dollars each ; clerk in charge of books for members, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; clerk in charge of stationery, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; chaplain, seven hundred and fifty dollars; messenger in charge of the hall, seventeen hundred and forty

dollars ; twenty-one messengers, including superintendents of the folding and document rooms, twenty-eight thousand four hundred and four dollars—making seventy-nine thousand four hundred and forty-six dol

lars. Contingencies. For contingent expenses of the House of Representatives, viz:

For binding documents, one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.

For furniture, repairs, and boxes for books, fifteen thousand dollars.
For stationery, fifteen thousand dollars.
For horses, carriages, and saddle horses, five thousand dollars.
For fuel, oil, and candles, two thousand five hundred dollars.
For newspapers, twelve thousand five hundred dollars.

For engraving, electrotyping, and lithographing, one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.

For Capitol police, five thousand four hundred and ninety dollars.
For miscellaneous items, seventy thousand dollars.
For pages and mail boys, eight thousand four hundred dollars.

For folding documents including pay of folders, folding-paper, twine, and parte, forty thousand dollars.

For twenty-four copies of the Congressional Globe and Appendix for each member and delegate of the first session of the Thirty-fourth Congress, thirty-four thousand seven hundred and four dollars.

For binding twenty-four copies of the Congressional Globe and Appendix for each member and delegate of the first session of the Thirtyfourth Congress, sixteen thousand six hundred and fifty-seven dollars and ninety-two cents.

For twenty-four copies of the Congressional Globe and Appendix for each member and delegate of the second session of the Thirty-fourth Congress, seventeen thousand three hundred and fifty-two dollars.

For binding twenty-four copies of the Congressional Globe and Appendix for each member and delegate of the second session of the Thirty-fourth Congress, eight thousand six hundred and seventy-six dollars.

For reporting and publishing the proceedings of the House of Representatives, including the usual additional compensation to the reporters of the House for the present session, eight hundred dollars each, twenty

thousand four hundred and twenty dollars, in addition to the unexpended Ante, p. 11. balance of the appropriation contained in the act approved fifteenth

May, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, for the same purpose prior to the first July, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six.

For clerks on land maps, clerks to committees, and temporary clerks in the office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, twenty-eight thousand four hundred and sixty-dollars.

For one hundred copies of the Congressional Globe and Appendix, and for binding the same, for the first and second sessions of the Thirty-fourth [Congress,] for the House library, four thousand five hundred dollars.

For furniture for committee-rooms in the south wing of the extension

of the Capitol, ten thousand dollars. Kansas com

For entire compensation to the clerks, sergeant-at-arms, and reporter of the Kansas investigating committee, of three hundred dollars, each,

two thousand four hundred dollars. Congressional

Library of Congress.—For compensation of librarian, three assistant Library. librarians, and messenger, nine thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of said library, one thousand dollars.

For expense of procuring proper apparatus for warming said library, and providing fuel for the same, five thousand dollars.

For maintaining the botanic garden and green-houses including pay of horticulturist and assistants, under the direction of the Library Committee of Congress, five thousand dollars.

1856, ch. 29.

mission.

For purchase of books for said library, five thousand dollars.
For purchase of law books for said library, two thousand dollars.

For compensation of the Superintendent of Public Printing and the Public Printing clerks and messenger in his office, eleven thousand five hundred and fourteen dollars.

For contingent expenses of his office, viz: For blank-books, stationery, postage, advertising for proposals for paper, furniture, travelling expenses, and miscellaneous items, two thousand three hundred dollars.

For rent of ware-room, two hundred and fifty dollars.

For cartage and labor in storing and transportation of paper, five hundred and fifty dollars.

For paper required for the printing of the second session of the Thirtyfourth Congress, one hundred and fifty-six thousand four hundred and eight dollars.

For printing required for the second session of the Thirty-fourth Con- Deficiencies. gress, one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. And the appropriation Ante, p. 11. to " supply deficiencies in the appropriation for printing of the second session of the Thirty-third Congress,” contained in the act of fifteenth 1856, ch. 29. May, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, shall be construed by the accounting officers of the Treasury, to include the cost of paper necessary for said printing.

For procuring drawings to illustrate the Patent-Office report for the year eighteen hundred and fifty-six, six thousand dollars; to be expended under the direction of the Commissioner of Patents.

Executive.-For compensation of the President of the United States, Executive. twenty-five thousand dollars.

For compensation of the Vice-President of the United States, from fourth of March to the thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven, two thousand six hundred and twenty-two dollars and twentytwo cents.

For compensation to secretary to sign patents for lands, one thousand five hundred dollars.

Department of State.For compensation of the Secretary of State, State Departand Assistant Secretary of State, clerks, messenger and assistant messen- ment. ger in his office, and for laborers employed therein, at the rate of four hundred and eighty dollars per annum, per act of fourth August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, fifty-one thousand six hundred and twenty dollars.

For the Incidental and Contingent Expenses of said Department.--For publishing the laws in pamphlet form and in the newspapers of the States and Territories, and in the city of Washington, forty-seven thousand three hundred and one dollars.

For proof-reading, packing, and distributing laws and documents, including cases and transportation, fifteen thousand two hundred dollars.

For stationery, blank books, binding, painting and glazing, six thousand fire hundred dollars.

For copper-plate printing, books and ma two thousand dollars.
For newspapers, six hundred dollars.

For extra clerk-hire and copying, two thousand dollars; said clerks to be employed only during

the session of Congress, or when indispensably necessary to enable the Department to answer some call made by either House of Congress at one session to be answered at another.

For miscellaneous items, one thousand five hundred dollars.

To enable the Secretary of State to pay for the services of a messenger Messenger to sent to the government of Texas upon the passage by Congress of the Texas. Texas indemnity bill, in eighteen hundred and fifty, five hundred dollars.

To enable the Secretary of State to purchase fifty copies, each, of vol- Howard's Rep. umes eighteen and nineteen of Howard's Report of the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, five hundred dollars. To enable the Secretary of State to purchase five hundred copies of Diplomatic CorVOL. XI. PUB.-14

respondence.

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