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For continuing the efforts to erect a beacon on Rebecca Shoal, authorized August thirty-one, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and August three, 1862, ch. 112. eighteen hundred and fifty-four, ten thousand dollars.

1854, ch. 194. For a bell-buoy to mark the approach to the bar at the mouth of the St. John's River, five thousand dollars.

For a small light-vessel to be placed near Dame's Point, in the St. John's River, nine thousand five hundred dollars.

For beacon-lights at Piney Point, Cuckoo Point, and Nine-mile Point, in the St. John's River, between Jacksonville and Pilatka, fifteen thousand dollars.

For buoys and day-marks in the St. John's River, two thousand dollars.

For a day-beacon on Sea Horse Reef, (Cedar Keys,) three thousand dollars.

For buoys and stakes for Cedar Key Channel and Manitee River, one thousand two hundred dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house, on a proper site, at Dry Tortugas, and fitting it with first order apparatus, thirty-five thousand dollars.

For the erection of proper range-lights for crossing the bar at the 1854, ch. 194. entrance to Pensacola harbor, and for completing the light authorized at that place August three, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, thirty thousand dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house tower and keeper's dwelling at Egmont Key, sixteen thousand dollars.

For a day-beacon at Turtle harbor, Florida Reef, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For a light-house to mark the entrance to St. Andrew's Bay, fifteen thousand dollars.

For buoys and stakes for the bar and channels leading to and in St. Andrew's Bay, four thousand dollars.

For buoys and day-marks in Pensacola Bay and tributaries, three thousand five hundred dollars. Alabama.–For the erection of a sea-coast light, and fitting it with

Alabama. proper illuminating apparatus, on Sand Island, off the entrance to Mobile Bay, in place of the present light at that point, thirty-five thousand dollars.

For repairing the light-house and keeper's dwelling, enlarging and fencing in the grounds attached to the same at Choctaw Point near Mobile, Alabama, two thousand dollars.

Mississippi.- For rebuilding the light-house and keeper's dwelling at Mississippi. Round Island, eight thousand dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house tower at the west end of Cat Island, and fitting it with proper illuminating apparatus, twelve thousand dollars.

Louisiana.—For rebuilding the light-house and keeper's dwelling at Louisiana Pass Manchac, ten thousand dollars.

For the erection of a light-house on the southwest reef near the entrance to Atchafalaya bay, to serve as a substitute for the present Atchafalaya Bay light-ship, and also for the light-house at Point de Fer, twenty thousand dollars.

For a light-house at or near the mouth of the Amite River on Lake Maurepas, Louisiana, six thousand dollars.

Texas. For the erection of a light-house at or near the head of the Texas. “Swash," abreast of " Alligator Head," in Matagorda Bay, ten thousand dollars.

For a beacon-light at the mouth of the bayou at Saluria, five hundred dollars.

For buoys and stakes for the lower part of Aransas Bay, and for the inland channel to Corpus Christi, three thousand dollars.

For the erection of a light at the mouth of the Rio Grande River, six thousand dollars.

For a beacon-light at Corpus Christi, five thousand dollars.

Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania.-For rebuilding the beacon-light at Erie, five thousand

two hundred and fifty dollars. Ohio. Ohio.-For rebuilding the beacon-light at Huron, four thousand five

hundred and eighty dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house at Black River, seven thousand three hundred dollars; and for the completion of the rebuilding and repairs of the west pier and pier head, upon which said light-house is erected, and connecting the same with the shore, eleven thousand and twenty-six dollars.

For a channel range-light at Maumee Bay, three thousand five hundred

dollars. Michigan. Michigan.For additional buoys in Detroit River and to mark ob

structions to navigation in the St. Lawrence River and Niagara River, and in Lakes Ontario and Erie, five thousand dollars.

For a light-house to be erected on Traverse or Charity Island, in Saginaw Bay, five thousand dollars.

For a light-house at the mouth of the Un Sable River, on Lake Huron, five thousand dollars. For a light-house at Fort Austin, on Saginaw Bay, five thousand dollars

. For repairing light-house, banking in and protecting the site of the light-house at Huron, Ohio, ten thousand dollars.

For a light-house on Point Peninsula, between Big and Little Bay
du Noquet, in Lake Michigan, five thousand dollars.

For a beacon-light at Sand Point, on the west side of Little Bay du
Noquet, one thousand dollars.

For a lake-coast light at Grand Point au Sable, Lake Michigan, sis

thousand dollars. Wisconsin. Wisconsin.-For rebuilding the light-house at Port de Mort, six thou

sand dollars.

For a light on the outer end of the outer pier at Kenosha, one thousand dollars.

For a lake-coast light on the west shore of Lake Michigan, at or near the Portage, and opposite to the head of Big Sturgeon Bay, five thousand

dollars. Minnesota Ter Minnesota Territory. For a light-house at Beaver Bay, Lake Superior, ritory.

six thousand dollars.

For a light-house at Grand Marais, Lake Superior, six thousand

dollars.
California. California.—For providing a suitable vessel, and for maintaining the

same for one year in visiting the lights and other aids ; for inspections
and delivery of supplies ; for placing and removing buoys ; and for the
transportation of materials

, supplies, and laborers for constructing and
repairing light-houses on the Pacific coast, sixty thousand dollars.

For the construction of a road for the keeper's dwelling at the South Farallone to the light-house tower on the Peak, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For the construction of a road from La Playa, San Diego Bay, to the light-house at Point Loma, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For improving the road from the Coxo or landing at Point Conception to the light-house, one thousand dollars.

For the erection of a sea-coast light on the main land between Buena Ventura and Point Duma, at such place as may be determined upon indicate the approach to the Santa Barbara channel, in addition to the ap,

propriation contained in the third section of the act of August third, 1854, ch. 194. eighteen hundred and fifty-four, making appropriations for light-bouses

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&c., thirty-five thousand dollars.

For completing the light-houses at Santa Barbara, San Pedro, and
Santa Cruz harbors, seven thousand five hundred dollars.

For a first-class light at Cape Mendocino, forty thousand dollars.

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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 Charlesbe, 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 discontin

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

At Port Clinton, in Portage Bay, Ohio.

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

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 (un- as to & sito at der 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 or not the light-house authorized for that place is necessary to the commerce 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 wbich 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 Sec- Me. retary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to cause another suitable site to be selected for the light-house appropriated for at the mouth of the said river, by the act of Congress approved August third, eighteen hundred and fitty-four.

APPROVED, August 18, 1856.

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. 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 extra compensa- provided in the first section of the act entitled " An act to supply delition.

ciencies in the appropriations for the service of the fiscal year ending the 1852, ch. 66. thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two,” approved

the twenty-first July, one thousand eight hundred and fitty-two, to terminate the arrangements for the additional allowance for the transportation of the United States mail between New York and Liverpool in the Col

lins line of steamers as therein provided. Havana line. 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. Pacific lines.

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

fifty dollars. Between New

For carrying out the contract entered into by the Post-Office DepartOrleans and Vera Cruz. ment under the provisions of the act approved thirtieth August, one 1852, 105.

thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, establishing a tri-monthly mail by 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-Ofice 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 1836, ch. 270.

of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six: Bremen line. 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 line. 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. Isthmus of For transportation of the mails across the isthmus of Panama, one Panama.

hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars.

APPROVED, August 18th, 1856.

Aug. 18, 1858. Chap. CLXII.–An Act making Appropriations for the Legislative, Executive, and Jydia

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 hun

dred and eight thousand eight hundred and seventy-two dollars. Officers, &c., of

For compensation of the officers, clerks, messengers, and others, receiving an annual salary in the service of the Senate, viz: Secretary of the Senate, three thousand six hundred dollars ; oflicer charged with disbursements of the Senate, four hundred and eighty dollars ; chief clerk

, two thousand five hundred dollars ; principal clerk and principal tive 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;

Pay of Senators.

the Senate.

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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.

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, anà einployees

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 Commiitee 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

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