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clerks thus authorized, including arrears now due to temporary clerks to the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to purchase for the United States the three stores at stores at Atlantic the Atlantic dock, at the port of New York, now held by the United States under a lease for a term of years, and the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be required for the purpose, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That the title to said stores, and the grounds thereunto belonging, shall be made to the United States in such manner as shall be satisfactory to the President.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the commissioner under the treaty with Great Britain, of June fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, city treaty with shall be allowed the sum of four dollars per diem for subsistence, the Great Britain. same to be paid out of the appropriation made on the first of August, Vol. x. p. 1089. eighteen hundred and fifty-six, “ for the prosecution of the work, includ

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Post, p. 325. ing pay of commissioner, and all other expenses provided in the first article of the reciprocity treaty with Great Britain.”

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That in the settlement of the ac- Extra allowcounts of registers and receivers of the public land-offices, the Secretary in and otti of the Interior be and he is hereby authorized to allow, subject to the approval of Congress, such reasonable compensation for additional clerical services and extraordinary expenses incident to said offices as he shall think just and proper, and report to Congress all such cases of allowance at each succeeding session, with estimates of the sum or sums required to pay the same.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War is Payment auhereby authorized and directed to pay to the holders of the war bonds of thorized to boldthe State of California the amount of money appropriated by act of Con- of California. gress approved May [August] fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four "in

1854, ch. 267, payment of expenses incurred and now actually paid by the State of $ 9. California for the suppression of Indian hostilities within the said State prior to the first day of January, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and fifty-four, under the following restrictions and regulations : Before any bonds shall be redeemed by the Secretary of War, they shall be presented to the board of commissioners appointed by the legislature of said State by an act approved April nineteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, and the amount due and payable upon each bond be endorsed thereon by said commissioners. Upon presentation to the Secretary of War of any bond or bonds thus endorsed, it shall be his duty to draw his warrant in favor of the holder or holders thereof for the amount certified to be due upon the same by the said commissioners, upon the Secretary of the Treasury, who is hereby directed to pay the same: Provided, That said amounts in the aggregate shall not exceed the amount of money appropriated by act of Congress approved August fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, said bonds, after redemption, and after taking off the coupons that may remain unpaid, shall be delivered to the Secretary of War to be cancelled.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed and paid, Additional exin the manner now provided by law, two principal examiners and two as- sistant examisistant examiners, in addition to the examining force now authorized by ners in the Patlaw to be so employed in the Patent-Office.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of Pat- Payment of ents is hereby authorized to pay those employed in the United States persons acting in Patent-Office from April first eighteen hundred and fifty-four until April heretofore. first eighteen hundred and fifty-five, as examiners and assistant examiners of patents, at the rates fixed by law for these respective grades : Provided, That the same be paid out of the Patent-Office fund, and that the compensation thus paid shall not exceed that received by those duly en

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period. Examination Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of War be into expenses of directed to examine into the amount of expenses necessarily incurred in Indian hostilities the suppression of Indian hostilities in the late Indian war in Oregon and in Oregon and Washington, by the territorial governments of said Territories, for the Washington. maintenance of the volunteer forces engaged in said war, including pay 1857, ch. 106,

of volunteers, and that he may, if in his judgment it be necessary, direct Post, p. 205. a commission of three to proceed to ascertain and report to him all ex

penses incurred for purposes above specified. Pay of clerk of SEC. 12. And be it further enacted, That the compensation of the clerk courts in S. Illi- of the district and circuit courts of the United States for the southern cribing records district of Illinois, for transcribing certain records under the act of Conunder act of gress approved April twenty-third eighteen hundred and fifty-six, shall be Ante, p. 4.

the same as is authorized by the act of February twenty-six, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, concerning fees and costs for copying records and

attending courts during their sittings. Payment to Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That there be allowed and paid commissioners of land claims in to the late commissioners for settling private land claims in California, California and appointed under the act of March third eighteen hundred and fifty-one, their disbursing and acts additional thereto, one month's salary for services rendered sub

*1851, ch. 41. sequent to March third eighteen hundred and fifty-six, (and to the several Vol. ix. p. 631. disbursing agents for said commission the same compensation for the re1857, ch. 110,

ceipt and disbursement of monies as are allowed to other disbursing offiPost, p. 243.

cers of the government in California, the same to be paid out of the unexpended balance of monies heretofore appropriated for the salaries and

expenses of said commission.) Payment to Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Intekees east of the rior ascertain the number of Cherokees east of the Mississippi that were Mississippi. omitted in the census taken by D. W. Siler in eighteen hundred and

fifty-one, and pay the five thousand dollars appropriated by the eighth section of the act making appropriations for the current and contingent

expenses of the Indian department, approved July thirty-one eighteen 1854, ch. 167, hundred and fifty-four, to said Indians, according to the per capita distri§ 8. Vol. x. p. 333. bution made by the Department of the Interior, in pursuance of the

principles contained in the opinion of the Attorney-General of the United States on that subject, of April sixteenth, eighteen hundred and

fifty-one. Salary of Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That the annual compensation Chaplain of

of the chaplain to the United States Penitentiary shall be five hundred Penitentiary.

dollars, and twenty per cent on the same, from July first eighteen hundred

and fifty-three. Rate of pay

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted, That there shall be paid to Jobn ment for Globe C. Rives, by the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of and Appendix. Representatives, out of the contingent funds of the two houses, according

to the number of copies of the Congressional Globe and Appendix taken by each, one cent for every five pages of that work exceeding three thousand pages, for a long session, or fifteen hundred pages for a short one, including the indexes and the laws of the United States, commencing

with this session. Special exam- Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasiner of drugs, ury be and he is hereby authorized and required to appoint a suitably pointed at San qualified person as special examiner of drugs, chemicals, medicines, &c.,

at San Francisco in California, whose annual salary shall be two thousand

dollars. Public build- Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury ings at

be and he is hereby authorized and directed to cause to be constructed

the following buildings. Portsmouth,

At Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for the accommodation of the custom

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house, post-office, and United States courts, a building of stone, with fireproof floors, of iron beams and brickwork, iron roof, shutters, sills, &c., eighty-five feet long by sixty wide and sixty feet high, to cost not more than eighty-eight thousand dollars.

At Nashville, Tennessee, for the accommodation of the custom-house, Nashville, Tenn. post-office, United States courts, and steamboat inspectors, a building of like materials, eighty-five feet long by sixty deep and sixty feet high, to cost not more than ninety-five thousand dollars. At Ogdensburg, New York, for the accommodation of the custom-house

Ogdensburg, and post-office, a building of like materials, sixty feet long by forty-five N. Y. deep and thirty-two feet high, to cost not more than fifty thousand

dollars.

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At Georgetown, in the District of Columbia, for the accommodation of Georgetown, the custom-house and post-office, a building of like materials, sixty feet D. G. long by forty-five deep and thirty-two feet high, to cost not more than fifty thousand dollars.

At Dubuque, Iowa, for the accommodation of the custom-house, post- Dubuque, Iowa. office, and United States courts, a building of like materials, eighty-five feet long by sixty deep and sixty feet high, to cost not more than eightyeight thousand dollars.

At Knoxville, Tennessee, for the accommodation of the custom-house, Knoxville, post-office, and United States courts, a building of like materials, eighty- Tenn. five feet long by sixty deep and sixty feet high, to cost not more than eighty-eight thousand dollars.

At Galena, Illinois, for the accommodation of the custom-house and Galena, [i]. post-office, a building of like materials, sixty feet long by forty-five deep and thirty-two feet high, to cost not more than fifty thousand dollars.

At Springfield, Illinois, for the accommodation of the United States Springfield, III. courts and post-office, a building of like materials, sixty feet long by forty-five deep and thirty-two feet high, to cost not more than fifty thousand dollars.

At Rutland and at Windsor, Vermont, suitable buildings for the accommodation of the circuit and district courts of the United States, and the Windsor, Vt. several offices connected therewith, and the post-offices at said Rutland and Windsor, the cost of which shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars each: Provided, That no money shall be expended under this act for the erection of a custom-house, where the duties collected do not equal the expense of collection.

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That the several sums mentioned Appropriation in the preceding section of this act, as the cost of the buildings therein therefor. authorized to be constructed, together with ten per cent. thereon to cover the compensation of architects, superintendence, advertising, and other contingent expenses, and so much as may be required to purchase suitable sites for said buildings, be and the same are hereby appropriated for the purposes aforesaid, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That no money hereby appropriated shall be used or applied for the purposes mentioned until a valid title to the land title be first sefor the site of such buildings in each case shall be vested in the United cured and right States, and until the State shall also duly release and relinquish to the United States the right to tax or in any way assess said site, or the property of the United States that may be thereon, during the time that the said United States shall be or remain the owner thereof.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to enlarge the building now in progress of construction to and Post Office be used as a custom-house and post-office, at Sandusky, Ohio, by the Ohio.

at Sandusky, addition of another story, and otherwise, as said Secretary may deem expedient, the sum of nineteen thousand five hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, with the per cent. thereon for contingencies: Provided, That the money hereby appropriated shall not be expended

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until said Secretary shall have contracted, upon such security as he may approve, for the completion of said building, so enlarged, at a sum equal to or less than the amount heretofore and hereby appropriated.

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United Court-house at States cause to be constructed at Key West, Florida, a suitable building Key West.

for the accommodation of the district court of the United States for the southern district of Florida ; and that the sum of eight thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for this purpose out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, August 18, 1856.

CHAP. CXXX.-An Ad making Appropriations for the Service of the Post-Office De

partment during the fiscal Year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifiy

Aug. 18, 1856.

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 Appropriations. 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 the said department, in conformity to the act of the second of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six :

For transportation of the mails, (inland,) six million one hundred and forty thousand dollars.

For compensation to postmasters, two million one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For ship, steamboat, and way letters, twenty thousand dollars.
For wrapping paper, forty-eight thousand five hundred dollars.
For office furniture in the post-offices, six thousand five hundred dollars.
For advertising, eighty-five thousand dollars.
For mail-bags, fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars.

For blanks and paper for the same, ninety-one thousand five hundred dollars.

For mail-locks, keys, and stamps, eighteen thousand five hundred dollars.

For mail depredations and special agents, sixty-five thousand dollars.

For clerks in the offices of postmasters, seven hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.

For postage stamps and stamped envelopes, seventy-five thousand dollars.

For miscellaneous items, one hundred and seventy thousand dollars. Deficiencies. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of two million two hun

dred and fifty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the revenue of the Post-Office Department, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and

fifty-seven. Appropriatio

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five hundred fur post-office thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for purchasing

a site, and the erection or preparation of the necessary building for the York.

post-office in the city of New York. Act of 1854, ch. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the fourth section of the act 270, § 4, continued.

of Congress approved fifth of August eighteen hundred and fifty-four, Vol. x. p. 588. entitled “ An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Pay of Postmas. Department, during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one

at Washington, D. C. &c.

thousand eight hundred and fifty-five," be and the same is hereby con

tinued for one year from August fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. Adjustment of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the First Comptroller of the claim of W. L. Blanchard.

Treasury shall proceed to execute the provisions of the ninth section of the act of March third eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled “ An aci

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making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June eighteen hundred and fifty- 1855, ch. 201, six,” in conformity with the directions of said act, notwithstanding the $9.

Vol. x. p. 685. acceptance by William L. Blanchard of one month's extra compensation under his contract, the said payment being deducted from any further allowance, if any, made under said act.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the First Comptroller of the Adjustment of Treasury be and he is hereby required to adjust the damages due to claim

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mick and RamEdward H. Carmick and Albert C. Ramsey, on account of the abroga- sey. tion, by the Postmaster-General, of their contract to carry the mail on Vera Cruz, Acapulco, and San Francisco route, dated the fifteenth February eighteen bundred and fifty-three ; to adjudge and award to them, according to the principles of law, equity, and justice, the amount so found due; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby required to pay the same to the said Carmick and Ramsey, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That there be allowed and paid Payment to Ja. to Jacob Hall, for carrying the mail on route number eight thousand cob Hall. nine hundred and twelve, from Independence to Santa Fe, twenty-two thousand dollars per annum, instead of the sum for which he contracted, commencing August, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and ending with his contract; and the same shall be in full for all the losses by him sustained in said service by Indian depredations or otherwise. This grant is made on the condition that the Postmaster-General may at any time, on giving three months' notice, annul the contract of said Hall.

SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster-General is Payment to hereby authorized to pay to George H. Giddings, contractor for

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dings. the mail on route number twelve thousand nine hundred, from Santa Fe,

1857, ch. 96, New Mexico, to San Antonio, Texas, monthly each way, according to $ 9. the contract under which said service is now being performed, the sum

Post, p. 190. of thirty-three thousand five hundred dollars, for each year's service, commencing with the eighteenth day of August, eighteen hundred and fiftyfive, and continue during his contract : Provided, That the PostmasterGeneral be, and he is hereby authorized to annul said contract, on giving three months' notice to said contractor.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the proper accounting officers Relief of S. M. of the Post-Office Department be and they are hereby authorized and Leavenworth. required to execute the “joint resolution for the relief of Seth M. Leaven worth, now deceased, approved the sixth day of August, eighteen hun- Vol. ix. p. 681. dred and forty-six,” and that the amount found due shall be paid to his legal representatives out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the proviso, at the end of the Part of act of third section of the act of March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, 1851, ch. 21, $ 3, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office respecting powDepartment during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen &c., repealed. hundred and fifty-two, and for other purposes," is hereby repealed.

Vol. ix. p. 593. APPROVED, August 18, 1856.

CHAP. CLX.--An Act making Appropriations for Light-houses, Light-boats, Buoys, fc. Aug. 18, 1856.

and providing for the Erection and Establishment of the same, and for other Pur. poses.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following appropria- Appropriation. tions be, and the same are hereby made, and directed to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the Secretary of the Treasury to carry the provisions of this act into effect : Provided, however, If a good title to any land, which it may be necessary Proviso as to

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