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necessary, for a post-office in the said city; and the President is hereby authorized to reconsider the conditional contract heretofore made by him with the Merchants Exchange Company and to appoint a commissioner to whom, together with another commissioner, to be appointed by the Selection of mayor of Baltimore, he shall refer the question of the selection of a site or site and building for said post-office; and if said commissioners disagree they shall choose a third, and the said commissioners shall make their decision and submit the same to the President for his approval; and if the President approve their selection, his approval shall be final; and if he disapprove their selection, the whole subject shall be referred by him to Congress at their next session. Provided, That no part of the money shall be applied for the erection of such buildings till a contract shall be concluded with responsible parties, with detailed plans and estimates to erect and complete such buildings according to such plan and estimates, and to deliver the same to the United States for or within the sum above appropriated, after paying thereout for the land contracted for by the President, under the authority of law, for the site of such buildings. For raising the roof of the marine hospital at Natchez, Mississippi, one thousand five hundred dollars.
Custom-house and post-office at Cincinnati.
To enable the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase for the United States, the lot in the rear of marine hospital at Mobile, Alabama, six thousand dollars.
For the completion of the marine hospitals at St. Mark's, Florida, and Galena, Illinois:
For St. Mark's, seventeen thousand dollars.
For Galena, twenty-five thousand dollars.
For completing the custom-house and post-office building at Cincinnati, Ohio, with all necessary additions, appendages, and accommodations, thirty-five thousand dollars.
For fencing and grading the grounds of the marine hospital at St. Louis, Missouri, twenty-six thousand three hundred dollars.
For completing the marine hospital at Evansville, Indiana, ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
For annual repairs of marine hospitals, twenty thousand dollars.
at New Orleans. three hundred thousand dollars.
Court-room and post-office at Canandaigua.
Custom-house at Oswego.
To enable the Secretary of the Interior to procure a lease from the Board of Supervisors of Ontario county, New York, for a court-room and post-office at Canandaigua, New York, and to furnish the same, twelve thousand dollars.
For enclosing and grading the lot, constructing pavements, and cisterns, and introducing gas for the custom-house at Oswego, New York, five thousand dollars.
For fencing and grading the grounds, completing and furnishing the At Barnstable. custom-house at Barnstable, Massachusetts, nine thousand eight hundred seventy dollars eighty cents.
Bridge at Bangor.
For bridging the Kenduskead river on each side of the custom-house at Bangor, Maine, from the middle bridge to the lower bridge, five thousand three hundred dollars.
And the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed Sale or ex- to sell the old custom-house and lot at Providence, Rhode Island, and apchange of custom-house at ply the proceeds thereof to the purchase of land for the enlargement of the site of the custom-house now being constructed at that place; or to exchange said old custom-house and lot for land for the enlargement of said site, if in the opinion of said Secretary it shall be more advantageous.
Board of Revisors of Laws of
For compensation of the members of the Board of Revisors appointed District of Co- in pursuance of the act of Congress approved March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, entitled "An act to improve the laws of the District
of Columbia, and to codify the same, twelve thousand dollars: Provided, That the President of the United States shall determine the sum to be received by each member of said board, the same not to exceed the sum of one thousand dollars per annum, to each during his term of service, and that the whole compensation shall not exceed the sum hereby appropriated.
1855, ch. 174.
That the officers of the late surveying and exploring expedition to the Pay of certain China seas and Bheering's Straits, who, under the orders of the Secretary officers in the of the Navy, performed the duties of grades higher than their own re- Bheering Straits spectively, shall be entitled to receive, in lieu of the pay of their own grades, the pay of the grades whose duties they performed respectively, for and during the time they performed the same, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
That the Secretary of the Treasury be and he is hereby directed, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay to Henry Henry Woods. Woods, and to the legal representatives of Samuel Roseburg, deceased, the sum of three dollars a day, each, for the services of the said Woods, and the said Roseburg, in superintending the construction of the building for a custom-house, post-office, and court-house at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
For completing custom-house at Pensacola, Florida, five thousand dollars in addition to the sum already appropriated.
For the completion of the marine hospital at New Orleans, in addition to the appropriation heretofore made by an act approved August fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, one hundred and fifty-one thousand six hundred and fifty-nine dollars and twenty cents: Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be authorized to direct the said hospital to be built either of iron or of brick, or of both materials, and fire proof, as in his discretion he may deem best adapted to the climate.
Marine hospital at New Orleans. 1854, ch. 242.
For enlarging the building provided by law to be constructed at Chicago, in the State of Illinois, for a custom-house, post-office, and court- ings at Chicago. house, over the plan heretofore adopted for that purpose, and so modifying said plan as in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury the public convenience shall require, sixty-five thousand dollars, and ten per cent. on the same for contingencies: Provided, That such enlargement and modification can be completed within the sums heretofore and hereby appropriated.
For completing the custom-house at Norfolk, Virginia, fifty-four thousand six hundred and fifty-two dollars and fifty-three cents. Provided, at Norfolk. That the proceeds that shall be received from the sale of the present custom-house shall be paid into the treasury of the United States.
For enlarging the building provided by law to be constructed at Bris- Public buildtol, Rhode Island, for a post-office and court-house, over the plan adopted ings at Bristol, under the appropriation heretofore made, and so modifying said plan as in the opinion of the Secretary of the Treasury the public convenience shall require, seven thousand five hundred dollars, and ten per centum on the same for contingencies: Provided, That such enlargement and modification shall be completed within the sums heretofore and hereby appropriated.
To complete the rooms in the city hall, Utica, New York, necessary for the proper accommodation of the United States district and circuit Utica, N. Y. courts held in said city and their offices, which was directed by the act of Congress approved thirtieth September eighteen hundred and fifty, five thousand dollars.
For the alteration and improvement of the court room in the city hall At Washington. of the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars.
For the continuation of the custom-house at Charleston, South Carolina, three hundred thousand dollars.
Repairs of custom-houses.
For annual repairs of custom-houses, thirty thousand dollars. For building vaults as additional security to the public funds in sixtysix depositories, sixty-six thousand dollars.
For ventilating basement-rooms of the Treasury building, in addition to surplus funds for ventilating and lighting upper rooms of the same building, fifteen thousand dollars.
For continuing the Treasury extension, four hundred thousand dollarstreasury build- and that the appropriation for removing the stone wall which now forms ing. the southern boundary of the park at the President's, may be expended in accordance with such plan as may be hereafter approved by the President, for the purpose of removing said wall and enclosing said park.
New dome of Capitol.
House for plants from Japan.
Vol. x. p. 669.
For continuing the Capitol extension, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For continuing the grading and planting with trees the unimproved portions of the mall, ten thousand dollars.
For paying existing liabilities for the Washington aqueduct, and preserving the work already done from injury, such sum of money as shall be necessary, not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For continuing the construction of the new dome of the Capitol, one hundred thousand dollars.
That the President shall cause the money appropriated for the erection of a suitable house for the plants recently brought from Japan, for the United States, to be applied as directed by the act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year ending the thirtieth of June eighteen hundred and fifty-six.
And that the Secretary of the Treasury be and he is hereby authorized ings at Detroit. to cause the building provided by law to be constructed at Detroit, in the State of Michigan, for a custom-house, post-office, and court-house, to be increased in length over the plan heretofore adopted for that purpose, not to exceed twenty-five feet, and to modify and enlarge said plan so as to adapt the same to such increased length, if in the opinion of the Secretary the public convenience shall require such modification: Provided, That such extension and modification can be accomplished at an expense not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, and a sum not exceeding ten per cent on the said last-mentioned sum, for superintendence and contingencies, which sums, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, are hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: And provided, further, That no money shall be paid under this clause of this bill, until the Secretary of the Treasury shall contract for the completion of said so extended building, at a cost within the sums heretofore and hereby appropriated therefor.
For payment of messengers of the respective States for conveying to the seat of government the votes of the electors of the said States, for President and vice-President of the United States, twenty thousand dollars.
Survey of the Public Lands.-For surveying the public lands, (exclusive of California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, and Utah,) including incidental expenses and island surveys in the inte rior, and all other special and difficult surveys demanding augmented rates to be apportioned and applied to the several surveying districts according to the exigencies of the public service, including expenses of selecting swamp lands and the compensation and expenses to survey or to locate private land claims in Louisiana, in addition to the unexpended balances of all former appropriations, one hundred thousand dollars.
For resurveying and correcting erroneous surveys in the lower peninsula of Michigan, at a rate not exceeding six dollars per mile, nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.
For correcting erroneous and defective lines of public and private sur
veys in Illinois and Missouri, at a rate not exceeding six dollars per mile, two thousand dollars.
For completing the survey of towns and villages in Missouri, one thousand two hundred dollars.
For the resurvey and correction of old erroneous surveys in Arkansas, discovered since the last report by the Surveyor-General, at a rate not exceeding six dollars per mile, nine thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars.
For the renewal and correction of old, erroneous, and defective surveys in Arkansas, discovered since the last estimate by the SurveyorGeneral, where the marks have become obliterated by time, accident, and other causes, at a rate not exceeding four dollars per mile, five thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars.
For surveying in Louisiana at augmented rates now authorized by law, five thousand and fifty-five dollars and sixty-six cents.
For preparing the unfinished records of public and private surveys to be transferred to the State authorities under the provisions of the act of twelfth June eighteen hundred and forty, in those districts where the surveys are about being completed, eighteen thousand one hundred dollars.
For resurvey and examination of the survey of the public lands in those States where the offices of the surveyors-general have been or shall be closed under the acts of the twelfth June, eighteen hundred and forty, and twenty-second January, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, including two thousand dollars for the salary of the clerk detailed to this special service in the General Land-Office, three thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of the keys off the coast of Florida by the officers of the coast survey, thirty thousand dollars.
That all public lands heretofore reserved for military purposes in the State of Florida, which said lands, in the opinion of the Secretary of War, vations in Florida may be sold. are no longer useful or desired for such purposes, or so much thereof as said Secretary may designate, shall be and are hereby placed under the control of the General Land-Office, to be disposed of and sold in the same manner and under the same regulations as other public lands of the United States: Provided, that said lands shall not be so placed under the control of said General Land-Office until said opinion of the Secretary of War, giving his consent, communicated to the Secretary of Interior in writing, shall be filed and recorded.
For continuing the survey of the islands off the coast of California by the officers of the coast survey, forty thousand dollars.
For surveying the public lands and private land claims in California, including office expenses incident to the survey of claims, and to be disbursed at the rates prescribed by law for the different kinds of work, fifty thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of the base, meridian, correction parallels, township and section lines in the Territory of Utah, fifty thousand dollars.
For continuing the survey of base, meridian, standard parallels, township and section lines in New Mexico, thirty thousand dollars. For defraying the expenses of running the boundary line between the State of Texas and the Territory of New Mexico, ten thousand tween Texas and
For the support, clothing, and medical treatment of the insane of the Insane in DisDistrict of Columbia, and of the army and navy at the asylum in said trict of ColumDistrict, including five hundred dollars for books and incidental expenses, twenty thousand five hundred dollars.
For the erection of a barn and carpenter's shop at the Insane Asylum of the District of Columbia, seven thousand two hundred dollars.
Lots in Con
For enclosing the grounds of the Insane Asylum of the District of Columbia, thirteen thousand eight hundred and seventy-two dollars.
For the completion of the centre building and three other sections of the Insane Asylum of the District of Columbia, one hundred and thirty-eight thousand six hundred and seventy-three dollars.
To enable the Secretary of the Interior to purchase five hundred burial gressional bury- lots in the Congressional burying-ground, a sum not exceeding five thouing ground. sand dollars: Provided, That the same be expended in the construction of an iron fence on the north side of said burial-grounds.
Works of ex
To enable the Secretary of the Treasury to pay for or allow for the engraving of the "Ingraham Medal," in pursuance of a contract made by direction of the Secretary of the Navy under authority of law, two thousand two hundred dollars.
For replacing the works of the Exploring Expedition, destroyed by ploring expedi- the fire at Philadelphia, on the eleventh April last, the sum of ten thousand four hundred and ninety-four dollars and forty-six cents.
Public buildings at Toledo.
To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to enlarge the building now in progress of erection, to be used as a custom-house, and postoffice at Toledo, in the State of Ohio, by the addition of another story and otherwise, as he may find expedient, the sum of nineteen thousand five hundred dollars, with ten per centum thereon for contingencies: Provided, That the money hereby appropriated shall not be expended until the Secretary shall have contracted, upon such security as he may approve, for the completion of the said building so enlarged, at a sum equal to or less than the amount heretofore and hereby appropriated.
For arranging and binding for preservation the original returns of the seventh census, and those prior thereto two thousand five hundred dollars.
For surveying the necessary base, meridian, standard parallels, townKansas and Ne- ship and section lines in Kansas and Nebraska, also outlines of Indian reservations, one hundred and one thousand dollars.
For support, care, and medical treatment of transient paupers, medical Washington in- and surgical patients in Washington Infirmary, three thousand dollars. For purchase of manure for the public grounds one thousand dollars. For hire of carts on the public grounds, one thousand dollars.
For purchase and repair of tools used in the public grounds, five hundred dollars.
For purchase of trees and tree-boxes, to replace where necessary such as have been planted by the United States, and the repair of pavements in front of the public grounds, five thousand dollars.
For furnishing and ornamenting the Capitol with such works of art as may be ordered and approved by the Joint Committee on the Library, to be placed in either wing of the extension, when ready for their recep tion, twenty thousand dollars.
For enlarging and shelving the law-library room, and a new carpet and other furniture for the same, four hundred dollars.
For annual repairs of the Capitol, water-closets, public stables, waterpipes, pavements, and other walks within the Capitol square, broken glass, and locks, eight thousand dollars.
For annual repairs of the President's house and furniture, improvement of grounds, purchasing trees and plants for garden, and making hotbeds therein, and contingent expenses incident thereto, six thousand dollars.
For fuel in part for the President's house, one thousand eight hundred dollars.
For lighting the President's house, and Capitol, the public grounds around them, and around the Executive offices, Pennsylvania avenue, and East Capitol street to Second street, twenty-seven thousand dollars.