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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.

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

parlment during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fiftyAug. 18, 1856.

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-seren. Appropriation

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the sum of five hundred

thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for purchasing and site in New York.

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

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, ņ 4, continued.

of Congress approved fifth of August eighteen hundred and fifty-four, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department, during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five," be and the same is hereby con

tinued for one year from August th, eighteen hundred and fifty-six. Adjustment of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the First Comptroller of the 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 act

claim of W. L.

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 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 of Car

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 hundred 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 Jato 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

Geo. 'H. Gidhereby authorized to pay to George H. Giddings, contractor for carrying

dings. the mail on route number twelve thousand nine hundred, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Antonio, Texas, monthly each way, according to the contract under which said service is now being performed, the sum 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. Leavenworth, now deceased, approved the sixth day of August, eighteen hundred 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. 22, 53, entitled “ An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office respecting pow

, · Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen &c., repealed. hundred and fifty-two, and for other purposes," is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, August 18, 1856.

CHAP. CLX.--An Act making Appropriations for Light-houses, Light-boats, Buoys, 8c. 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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to sites, to use, cannot be obtained on reasonable terms, or the exclusive right to and cessions of such land cannot be acquired by cession, when the interest of the United jurisdiction.

States demands it, before the appropriation would by law fall into the surplus fund, in any and all such cases the appropriations shall be applicable to the objects for which they are made at any time within two years after the first meeting of the legislature in any State wherein such

land may be situated, subsequent to the passage of this act, to wit : Maine. Maine.—For altering, refitting, and improving the light at Mount Des

ert Rock, ten thousand dollars.

For building a suitable tower and keeper's dwelling, and for providing and placing the necessary illuminating apparatus at Martinicus Rock, thirty-five thousand five hundred dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house tower and keeper's dwelling, and for supplying and fitting first order illuminating apparatus at Seguin, thirtyfive thousand dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house, and fitting it with proper illuminating apparatus at West Quoddy Head, fifteen thousand dollars.

For rebuilding Brown's Head light-house, and fitting it with proper illuminating apparatus, five thousand dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house at Marshall's Point, and fitting it with proper illuminating apparatus, five thousand dollars.

For rebuilding the light-house at Fort Point, and fitting it with proper illuminating apparatus, five thousand dollars.

For a light-house at Deer Island Thoroughfare, five thousand dollars.

For a light-house at Bass Head Harbor, five thousand dollars. 1854, ch. 194. For a light-house on or near Spoon Island, in addition to the appropri

ation of five thousand dollars, approved August third eighteen hundred and fifty-four, for a light-house in Isle-au-Haute Thoroughfare, one thou

sand dollars. 1854, ch. 194. For a light-house on or near Widow's Island, in addition to the appro

priation of third August, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For a bell buoy to be placed on the south breaker off White Head light-house, at the entrance of Penobscot Bay, five thousand dollars.

For a bell buoy to be placed on the ledge about three miles east of Boone Island, five thousand dollars.

For the erection of a stone beacon on Fiddler's Ledge, three thousand dollars.

For placing buoys at various points in the waters of Maine, for which none have heretofore been authorized, three thousand dollars.

For a light-house and keeper's dwelling on Round Island, in Machias

Bay, five thousand dollars. Massachusetts. Massachusetts. For the construction and repair of beacons at New

buryport, two thousand dollars.

For the erection of a light-house, on a proper foundation, Billingsgate Island, in plac[e] of the present one, fourteen thousand dollars. .

For the erection of beacons on “Old Cock,” and “ Cormorant” Rock, in Buzzard's Bay, and on Great Rock, entrance to Hyannis Harbor, three thousand dollars.

For a fog bell at Eastern Point light-house, eight hundred dollars.

For a light-house on the Bishop and Clerk's Shoal, in place of the light-vessel now placed near that danger, and for stationing the lightvessel (on the completion of said light-house) off the south end of the “ Handkerchief” Shoal, in the Vineyard Sound, twenty thousand dollars.

For rebuilding the stone beacon*át Lane's Point, Annisquam Harbor,

seven hundred dollars. Rhode Island. Rhode Island. For the erection of a keeper's dwelling, and foot-bridge

to Lime Rock light-house, one thousand five hundred dollars.

For reconstructing the light-house tower, and for new illuminating apparatus at Dutch Island, four thousand dollars.

on or near

For rebuilding the light-house tower, for preservation of site, and for new illuminating apparatus for Nayat Point light-house, six thousand five hundred dollars.

For completing the sea-wall for the preservation of the light-house site at Watch Hill, ten thousand dollars. For rebuilding

a light-house tower on a proper site, in place of the present light on Block Island, and for fitting the same with suitable apparatus, nine thousand dollars.

For a beacon on Sand Spit, off Cannonicut Point, west side of entrance to Providence River, one thousand dollars.

For restoring pier, dyke-wall, and shore-facing at Goat Island lighthouse, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For rebuilding keeper's dwelling and for alterations at Point Judith light-house, three thousand five hundred dollars.

Connecticut.—For the protection and preservation of a light-house site Connecticut, and for a new dwelling for keeper at Lynde Point, mouth of Connecticut River, eight thousand six hundred dollars.

For a light-vessel to mark the Long Sand Shoal, off Cornfield Point, in Long Island Sound, eighteen thousand three hundred and seventy dollars.

New York.-For completing the first-class light-house at Great West New York. Bay, Long Island, twelve thousand dollars.

For the protection and preservation of the light-house site at Sand's Point, Long Island Sound, four thousand nine hundred and thirty-five dollars.

For securing the foundation and preservation of the light-house site at Execution Rocks, Long Island Sound, five thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

For an iron spindle on the “Hen and Chickens” Rock, Long Island Sound, seven hundred dollars.

For the protection and preservation of the piers in the Hudson River, upon which lights are placed, five thousand four hundred and forty-eight dollars.

For completing the light-house authorized August three, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, for Horton's Point, in addition to the former appropriation of four thousand dollars, three thousand five hundred dollars.

For a light-house at or near Tarrytown Point, on the Hudson River, seven thousand dollars.

For the preservation and protection of the light-house site at the mouth of the Genesee River, two thousand dollars.

For rebuilding the beacon-light at Van Wie's Dam, Hudson River, one thousand two hundred dollars.

For a day-beacon on Charity Shoals, Lake Ontario, five thousand dollars.

New Jersey.-For erecting a first-class light-house, and fitting it with New Jersey. first order apparatus at Barnegat, in place of the present inefficient one, forty-five thousand dollars.

For continuing and completing the light-house authorized August 1854, ch. three eighteen hundred and fifty-four, to be erected at or near Absecum, seventeen thousand four hundred and thirty-six dollars and sixty-two

For rebuilding the foundation of the light-house tower and keeper's dwelling

at Bergen Point, twenty thousand dollars. For rebuilding the foundation, light-house tower, and keeper's dwelling at Passaic light-house, in Newark Bay, twenty thousand dollars.

For compensation of two superintendents for the life-stations on the coasts of Long Island and New Jersey, three thousand dollars.

For compensation of fifty-four keepers of stations, at two hundred dollars each per annum, ten thousand eight hundred dollars.

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To complete the fitting of stations, old and new, on the coast of New Jersey, eleven thousand five hundred dollars.

To complete the fitting out of stations, old and new, on the coast of New York, eight thousand five hundred dollars.

For contingencies, five thousand dollars. Delaware Bay.

Delaware Bay.For making additions to the light-house works at Brandywine Shoals, and for their protection and preservation, eighteen

thousand one hundred and twenty-one dollars and forty-four cents. 1854, ch. 194. For continuing the construction of the light-house authorized August

third, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, on or near Ship John Shoals,

twenty-five thousand dollars. 1854, ch. 194. For continuing the construction of the light-house authorized August

third, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, for Cross Ledge, forty-seven thousand four hundred and ninety-two dollars and twenty-nine cents.

For banking in and protecting the site of the light-house on Reedy Island, three thousand eight hundred and forty-seven dollars and ninety

cents. Delaware. Delaware. For the erection of a light-house on Fenwick's Island,

twenty-five thousand dollars. Maryland. Maryland. For buoys, stakes, and day-marks to mark the bars and

channels of Eastern Bay and its tributaries, (Chesapeake Bay,) at south end of Kent Island, at Southwest and Southeast points, at Ward's Point, and the bars and channels leading to the St. Michael's and Wye rivers, five thousand dollars.

For a small beacon-light at or near the landing at Fort Washington, on

the Potomac River, five hundred dollars. Virginia. Virginia.—For rebuilding the Cape Charles light-house upon a proper

site, and fitting it with proper illuminating apparatus, thirty-five thousand dollars.

For rebuilding, on a proper site, the light-house destroyed by ice dur

ing the last winter, at Pungoteague, five thousand dollars. S. Carolina. South Carolina.–For a first order lens apparatus, placing the same,

and rebuilding dwelling for keeper and assistant, at Charleston lighthouse, fifteen thousand dollars.

For a keeper's house on Morris' Island, Charleston harbor, in place of the one destroyed by the storm of September, eighteen hundred and fifiyfour, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For a light-house to be placed in or near the town of Mount Pleasant, Charleston harbor, six thousand dollars.

For completing the two beacons or range-lights on South Island Point and North Island, Georgetown, in addition to the former appropriations, five thousand dollars. For a light-house on Fort Point, near Georgetown, six thousand dollars

, Georgia Georgia. -For a beacon-light on or near the south point of Sapelo

Island, to range with the main light for the bar and channel,
five hundred dollars.

For a beacon-light to range with the Amelia Island light and the outer bar, two thousand dollars.

For two beacon-lights and keeper's dwelling, on or near the north front of Amelia Island, five thousand dollars.

For a small light to be erected on the “ bay," in the city of Savannah, to guide vessels from Fig Island light-house, two thousand dollars.

For a bell-buoy to mark the entrance to Savannah River, five thousand dollars.

For a bell-buoy to mark the approach to the bar at Doboy, five thou

sand dollars. Florida. Florida.-For continuing and completing the erection of the first-class 1863, ch. 140. light-house, authorized March three, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, to

be placed near Jupiter inlet, nineteen thousand five hundred and twentytwo dollars and ninety cents.

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