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GERMANY.
Sonneberg; Nuremberg; Barmen ; Chemnitz; Leipsic; Aix-la-Chapelle.

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY.
Trieste ; Prague.'

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Bristol ; New Castle ; Aukland; Gibraltar ; Malta; Cape Town ; Saint Helena ; Goderich, (Canada West ;) Kingston, (Canada ;) Prescott; Port Sarnia; Windsor, (Canada West;) Que.

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Appropriations, 8c.-Continued.

Object of appropriation.

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4, 500 00 12, 000 00

12. 000 00 4, 000 00 6,000 00

For the agent and consul general at Cairo ....
For the consuls-general at London, Paris, Havana, and Rio Janeiro, each $6,000 per annum..
For the consuls-general at Calcutta and Shanghai, each $5,000 per annum .................
For the consul-general at Melbourne.....................................
For the consuls-general at Kanagawa, Montreal, and Berlin, each $4,000 per annum.......
For the consuls-general at Vienna, Frankfort, Rome, and Constantinople, each $3,000 per

annum............
For the consuls-general at Saint Petersburg and Mexico, each $2,000 per annum....
For the consul at Liverpool ..........................

For allowance for clerks at consulates as follows: To the consul-general at Havana and the consul at Liverpool, each a gum not exceeding the rate of $3,000 for any one year; and to the consuls-general at London, Paris, and Shanghai, each a sum not exceeding the rate of $2,000 for any one year; to the consuls-general at Berlin, Vienna, Frankfort, and Montreal, and to the consuls at Hamburg, Bremen, Leipsic, Lyons, Manchester, Beirut, Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Chemnitz, Sheffield, Sonne. berg, Dresden, Havre, Marseilles, Fayal, Nuremberg, Leith, Naples, Stuttgart, Mannheim,

and Tunstall, each a rum not exceeding $1,500 for any one year. ....... For interpreters to the consulates at Shanghai, Tien Tsin, Fow chow, and Kanagawa

each ..... For interpreters to the consulates at Hankow, Amoy, Canton, and Hong-Hong, at $750 each.

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3,000 00 963, 200 00

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............ $34, 389, 541 00 For preparing and publishing post-route maps, $30,000; and out of this appropriation the

Postinaster-General is hereby authorized to pay all the expenses of employing clerks, litho. graphers, experts, and other persons whose services may be necessary in the preparation and publication of said maps.

30,000 00 For paymenty on account of mail-depredations and for special agents of the Post-Office Department..

160, 000 00 OFFICE OF THE THIRD ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL.

For the manufacture of adhesive postage-stamps, including official stamps......
For pay of agent and assistants to distribute postage-stamps ..........
For stamped envelopes and newspaper-wrappery.......
For pay of distributing agent and assistants............
For manufacture of postal cards ...........
For pay of agent and assistants to distribute postal cards...
For registered-package envelopes, locks, and seals
For official envelopes for postmasters .....
For envelopes for the return of dead-letters .............................................
For ship, steamboat, and way letters........
For fees to United States attorneys, marshals, clerks of courts, and counsel necessarily em.

ployed by the special agents of the Post-Office Department...... For engraving, printing, and binding drafts and warrants........ For advertising ..

Provided, That hereafter the mail-lettings for the States of Maryland and Virginia and for the District of Columbia shall be advertised in not more than one newspaper published in the District of Columbia, and at prices satisfactory to the Postmaster-General, not exceeding the customary rates paid in the city of Washington for ordinary commercial ad. vertisements; and so much of section 3826 of the Revised Statutes of the United States as refers to the publication of advertisements in newspapers be, and the same is hereby, re. pealed.

The Postmaster-General shall cause an advertisement of the mail.lettings of each State and Territory to be posted up in each post office therein, to be posted conspicuously for

at least sixty days before the time of such letting. For miscellaneous items.......

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6, 900 00 446, 520 00

16,300 00 159, 806 00

5,600 00 65, 620 00

3, 750 00 7, 500 00 7.500 00

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OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FOREIGN MAILS.

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For foreign mail transportation.....
For balances due foreign countries, including unsettled balances due France, for he fourth

quarter of the year 1869, and the first and second quarters of the year 1870 ............... For steamship-service between San Francisco, Japan, and China, $500,000, to be paid in ac

cordance with the provisions and conditions of the act entitled "An act to authorize the establishment of ocean-mail steamship-service between the United States and China." approved February 17, 1865, and of the second section of the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1868, and for other purposes," approved February 17, 1867, and the contracts here. tofore made in conformity to the provisions of said acts ..

That so much of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the year ending June 30, 1873, approved June 1, 1872, ag relates to and authorizes a contract to be made by the Postmaster-General with the Pacific Mail Steamship Company for steamship-service between San Francisco, Japan, and China, is hereby repealed, and any such contract made by the Postmaster-General in pursuance of

said act is hereby annulled. For steamship-service between the United States and Brazil..... For official postage-stamps for the Post-Office Department......

SEC. 3. That if the revenues of the Post-Office Department shall be insufficient to meet the appropriations made by this act, then the sum of $6,852,705, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Trea ury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the revenue of the Post Office Department for the year ending June 30, 1876.

That the provisions of section 13 of the act of June 23, 1874, entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1875, and for other purposes," shall apply to ex-members of Congress and ex-delegates for the period of nine months after the expiration of their terms as members and delegates, and postage on public documents mailed by such persons shall be as provided in said section.

SEC. 4. That hereafter the Sixth Auditor shall keep the accounts in his office so as to show the expenditures of the Post-Office Department under each item of appropriation provided by law.

SEC. 5. That from and after the passage of this act, the Congressional Record, or any part thereof, or speeches or reports therein contained, shall, under the frank of a member of Congress or delegate, to be written by himself, be carried in the mail free of postage, under such regulations as the Postmaster-General may prescribe; and that public documents already printed, or ordered to be printed, for the use of either House of Congress may pass free through the mails upon the frapk of any member or delegate of the present Congress, written by himself, until the 1st day of December, anno Domini 1875.

SEC. 6. That the Postmaster-General sball cause a full inquiry and investigation to be made into all branches of the expenditure of the Post-Office Department, with a view to reduce such expenditures as nearly as practicable to the postal receipts; and with that

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