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APPROPRIATIONS, NEW OFFICES, ETC.
I. APPROPRIATIONS MADE DURING THE SECOND SESSION OF THE FORTY
THIRD CONGRESS. II. OFFICES CREATED, AND THE SALARIES THEREOF. III. THE OFFICES THE SALARIES OF WHICH HAVE BEEN INCREASED.
WITH THE AMOUNT OF SUCH INCREASE, DURING THE SAME PERIOD,
PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE AND CLERK
OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE SIXTH
SECTION OF THE “ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE APPOINTMENT
OF ADDITIONAL PAYMASTERS, AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES,” APPROVED JULY 4, 1836.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE.
Appropriations made during the second session of the Forty-third Congress.
By the act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the United
States for the year ending June 30, 1876.
For Army pensions to invalids, widows, and dependent relatives, revolutionary pensions, and
pensions to soldiers of the war of 1812, and for furnishing artificial limbs or apparatus for
resection, with transportation or commutation therefor; also, for compensation to pension-
agents, and the expenses of the several agencies, and for fees for preparing vouchers and
administering oaths, as provided for by the several acts of Congress applicable to pensions
provided by law......
.... $29, 500, 000 00 For Navy pensions to invalids, widows, and dependent relatives, and pensions to sailors of
the war of 1812, and for furnishing artificial limbs or apparatus for resection, with transportation or commutation therefor, compensation to peosion-agents, expenses of agencies, and fees for preparing vouchers and administering oaths, as provided by the several acts of Congress applicable to pensions provided by law: Provided, That the appropriation aforesaid for Navy pensions, and the other expenditures under that head, shall be paid from the income of the Navy pension fund, so far as the same may be sufficient for that purpose.. 500,000 00
By the act making appropriations for the legislative, erecutive, and judicial erpen ses of the
Government for the year ending June 30, 1876, and for other purposes.
For compensation of Senators.........
For mileage of Senators...................................................................
For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others receiving an annual salary
in the service of the Senate, namely: Secretary of the Senate, $4,320; officer charged with
disbursements of the Senate, $576 ; chief clerk, $3,000, and he additional sum of $1,000
while the said office is held by the present incumbent, and no longer; principal clerk,
principal executive clerk, minute and journal clerk, and financial clerk in the office of the
Secretary of the Senate, at $3,000 each ; librarian and seven clerk, in the office of the Sec-
retary of the Senate, at $2,220 each ; five clerks, at $2,100 each; keeper of the stationery,
$2,102.40; one messenger, $1,296; assistant keeper of the stationery, $1,800; Sergeant-at-
Arms and Doorkeeper, $4,320: Provided, That hereafter be shall receive, directly or indi.
rectly, no fees or other compensation or emolument whatever for performing the duties of
the office, or in connection therewith, otherwise than as aforesaid; assistant doorkeeper,
$2,592; acting assistant doorkeeper, $2,592; Postmaster to the Senate, $2,100; assistant
postmaster and mail-carrier, $2,088; two mail-carriers, at $1,200 each; superintendent of
the document.room, $2,160; two assistants in document-room, at $1,440 each; superintend.
ent of the folding-room, $2,160; three messengers, acting as assistant doorkeepers, at $1,800
each ; twenty messengers, to be appointed and removed by the Sergeant-at-Arms, with
the approval of the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate,
at $1,440 each; Secretary to the Vice-President, $2,102.40; clerk to the Committee on
Finance, $2,220; clerk to the Committee on Claims, $2,220; clerk of printing records, $2,220;
clerk to the Committee on Appropriations, $2,220 ; clerk to the Committee on Commerce,
$2,220; clerk to the Committee on the Judiciary, $2,220; one laborer in charge of private
passage, $864 ; one special policeman, $1,296; chaplain to the Senate, $900; chief engineer,
$2,160 ; three assistant engineers, at $1,440 each; assistant engineer in charge of the Senate
elevator, $1,440 ; two firemen, at $1,095 each; three laborers, at $730 each; and to pay
Kate Dodson, female attendant in charge of ladies' retiring-room, $720; telegraph-operator,
at the rate of $100 per month, $700; making in all ........
For contingent expenses of the Senate, namely:
For stationery and newspapers, (including $5,000 for stationery for committees and officers of
the Senate, and $100 for postage-stamps for the Secretary of the Senate)..
For clerk, to committees, and hereafter clerks of committees of either branch of Congress
(except those whose salaries are fixed by specific appropriations) shall be paid not more
than $6 per day, and during the session only......... For fourteen pages for the Senate chamber, two riding pages, one page for the Vice-Presi.
dent's room, and one page for the office of the Secretary of the Senate, making eighteen
pages in all, at the rate of $2.50 per day while actually employed, said pages to be appointed
and removed by the Sergeant-at-Arms, with the approval of the Committee to Audit and
Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate .......
For hire of horses and mail-wagons for carrying the maily, for horses and wagons, and for
one saddle-horse for messengers............
For fuel and oil for the heating-apparatus, $10.000; for furniture and repairs of furniture,
$9,000; for labor, $18,000; for folding documents, and materials therefor, $8,000; for pack
ing-boxes, $740; for miscellaneous articles, exclusive of labor, $30,000; in all.... For reporting the debates and proceedings of the Senate....
For one captain, $2,000; three lieutenants, at $1,600 each; twenty-seven privates, at $1,40 each, $37,800; and eight watchmen, at $1,000 each, $8.000; making in all $52, 600, one. half to be paid into the contingent fund of the House of Representatives and the other half to be paid into the contingent fund of the Senate: Provided, That hereafter, whenever a
ember of the Capitol police or watch force is suspended from duty for cause, said police. man or watchian shall receive no compensation for the time of such suspension if he shall not be re-instated........
Brought forward................................................................... For expenses of compiling and preparing the Congressional Directory, to be expended under
the direction of the Joint Committee on Public Printing...
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
For compensation of members of the House of Representatives and Delegates from Territo.
For mileage ..................
For compensation of the officers, cierks, messengers, and others receiving an annual salary in
the service of the House of Representatives, namely: Clerk of the House of Representa-
tives. $4.320 : officer charged with disbursing the contingent fund, $576: chief clerk and
journal-clerk of the House, while such positions are held by the present incumbents, and
no longer, $3,600 each; two reading-clerks, assistant journal-clerk, and tally-clerk, $3,000
each ; four assistant clerks, at $2,592 each ; one assistant clerk, at $2,520 ; eight assistant
clerks, including librarian and assistant librarian, at $2,160 each: four assistant clerks, at
$1,800 each; one chief messenger in the office of the Clerk of the House, at $5.76 per day :
superintendent of document-room of the Clerk of the House, $1,800; three messengers,
(including one messenger in the House library,) at $1,440 each ; one engineer, $1,800 ; three
assistant engineers, at $1,440 each; six firemen, at $1,095 each per annum ; for clerk to
Committee on Ways and Means, $2,592 ; messenger to the Committee on Ways and Means,
$1,314 ; clerk to the Committee on Appropriations, $2,592; messenger to the Committee on
Appropriations, $1,314; clerk to the Committee on Claims, $2,160 ; clerk to the Committee
on War-Claims, $2,160; clerk to the Committee on Public Lands, $2,160; clerk at Speaker's
table, at $5.76 per day ; private secretary to the Speaker, $2,102.40; Sergeant-at-Arms,
$4,320: Provided, That hereafter he shall receive, directly or indirectly, no fees or other
compensation or emolument whatever for performing the duties of the office, or in con.
nection therewith, otherwise than as aforesaid; clerk to the Sergeant-at-Arms, $2,500 : paying.
teller for the Sergeant-at-Arms, $1,800 ; messenger to the Sergeant-at-Arms, $1,440; Door.
keeper, $2,592 ; first assistant doorkeeper, $2,592; Postmaster, $2,592 ; first assistant post-
master, $2,088; fourteen messengers, seven at $1,500 each, and seven at $1,200 each;
Chaplain of the House, $900 ; five official reporters of the proceedings and debates of the
House, at $5,000 each; two stenographers for committees, $1,200 each ; superintendent of
the folding-room, $2,160 ; superintendent and assistant superintendent of the document.
room, at $2,160 each; document.file clerk, $1,800; eleven messengers, five at $1,800, and
six at $1,440 each; twelve messengers during the session, at the rate of $1,440 each per
annum, $10,080; one telegraph-operator, at $100 per month during the sessions of Congress;
fifteen laborers, at $720 each; seven laborers during the session, at the rate of $720 each
per annum; one laborer, at $820; and Henry Douglas, laborer's pay, as fixed by act of
March 3, 1873, $917.50; and for one female attendant in ladies' retiring-room, $600; making,
in all the sum of...................................................................
For contingent expenses of the House of Representatives, namely:
For clerks to committees ..
For folding documents, including pay of folders in the folding-rooms and materials : Prorided.
That no part of this appropriation shall be used in paying more than twenty folders......
For hire of horses and mail. wagons for carrying the mails, and for one saddle-horse for meg.
For furniture, and repairs of the same...
For postage-stamps for the Sergeant-at-Arms, the Clerk, and the Postmaster of the House of
Representatives, each $100...
For miscellaneous items....
For newspapers and stationery for members of the House of Representatives, officers of the
House, and committees of the House, including $6,000 for stationery for the use of the com
mittees and officers of the House ... For twenty-eight pages, (including three riding-pages,) at $2.50 per day....
For compensation of the Congressional Printer, and the clerks and messengers in his office.... For contingent expenses of his office, namely: For stationery, postage, advertising, traveling. expenses, horses and wagons, and miscellaneous items....
It shall be lawful for the Congressional Printer to print and deliver, upon the order of any Senator or Member of the House of Representatives, or Delegate, extracts from the Congressional Record, the person ordering the same paying the cost thereof.
For compensation of the Librarian, $4.000 ; and for sixteen assistant librarians, three at $2,500
each, two at $1,800 each, three at $1,600 each, two at $1,440 each, three at $1,200 each, two
at $1,000 each, and one at $960 per annum; in all ....... For purchase of books for the Library, $9.000; for purchase of law.books for the Library,
$2,000 ; for purchase of files of periodicals and newspapers, $2,500; for expenses of ex
changing public documents for the publications of foreign governments, $1,500.........
For contingent expenses of said Library ...................................................
For expenses of the copyright-business...
For Botanic Garden, for improving the garden, procuring manure, tools, fuel, and repairs, !
and purchasing trees and shrubs, under the direction of the Library Committee of Congress.
5,000 00 2, 873, 510 10