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tonments and encampments for military purposes, one hundred and forty

thousand dollars; Transportation For transportation of officers' baggage, when travelling on duty withof officers' bago out troops, thirty-five thousand dollars ; Transportation For transportation of troops and supplies of the army, including the

baggage of troops when moving either by land or water; freights and supplies.

ferriages; the purchase or hire of horses, mules, oxen, carts, wagons and boats for the transportation of supplies, and for garrison purposes ; drayage and cartage at the several posts; hire of teamsters; transporta tion of funds for the pay department; the expense of sailing public transports between the posts on the Gulf of Mexico, and of procuring water at such posts, as from their situation require it; of clothing from the depot at Philadelphia to the stations of the troops; of subsistence from the places of purchase, and from the places of delivery, under contracts, to such places as the circumstances of the service may require it to be sent; of ordnance, ordnance stores, and small arms from the foundries and armories to the arsenals, fortifications, and frontier

posts, one hundred and seventy thousand dollars; Medical de For medical and hospital department, twenty-seven (thousand) eight partment. hundred dollars ;

Meteorological For continuing the meteorological observations at the military posts observations.

of the United States, under the direction of the Surgeon General for

said fiscal year, two thousand dollars; Contingencies. For the contingencies of the army, five thousand dollars; Surveys. For surveys in reference to the military defences of the frontiers, in

land and Atlantic, ten thousand dollars; Surveys west of Mississippi. thousand dollars;

For military and geographical surveys west of the Mississippi, twenty Surveys on For continuing the surveys of the Northern and Northwestern lakes, lakes. twenty thousand dollars;

Ordnance and For purchase of ordnance, ordnance stores, and supplies, seventystores. five Fortifications. For armament of fortifications

, one hundred thousand dollars ; Ordnance ser- For current expense of ordnance service, ninety-five thousand dolvice. Manufacture

For manufacture of arms at the national armories, two hundred thouof arms.

sand dollars ; Arsenals. For arsenals, one hundred thousand dollars; Saltpetre and brimstone.

For purchase of saltpetre and brimstone, forty thousand dollars Drawings. For expense of preparing drawings of artillery, one thousand dollars Springfield ar- For repairs and improvements and new machinery at Springfield mory.

armory, twenty-five thousand dollars; Harper's Ferry For repairs and improvements and new machinery at Harper's Ferry armory.

armory, twelve thousand dollars; FortAtkinson.

For barracks, quarters, &c., at Fort Atkinson, to close outstanding accounts, nine thousand four hundred and seventy-six dollars

and eighty-eight cents; To settle ac- To settle the accounts of Major Charles Thomas and Captain Edcounts of C. Thomas and E. ward B. Alexander, being a re-appropriation of part of two former a B. Alexander." propriations for the erection of a fort on the Arkansas frontier, which

has been carried to the surplus fund, twenty-eight thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven dollars and seventy-one cents;

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of ten thousand Building at Newport, Ky.

dollars be and hereby is appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of repairing the present post at Newport, Kentucky.

APPROVED, June 17, 1844.

lars;

STATUTE I. CHAP. CVII.-An Act making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal June 17, 1844.

year ending the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-five. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be appropriated out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, in ad- unexpended dition to the unexpended balances of former appropriations for the naval

balances. service for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-four, and ending on the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and forty-five:

For pay of commission, warrant and petty officers and seamen, in- Pay of officers cluding the engineer corps of the navy, two millions five hundred and and seamen. nine thousand one hundred and eighty-nine dollars: Provided, That the Proviso. whole number of petty officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, landsmen and boys in the naval service, shall not exceed seven thousand five hundred at any one time during the fiscal year for which this appropriation is made: And provided, further, That no portion of the said sum be ap- Proviso. plied to the pay of any officers of any grade of the navy beyond the number allowed by law, in the respective grades, on the first day of September, eighteen hundred and forty-two: And provided, further, Proviso. That all persons who may have been appointed as masters mates since the fourth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-two, and who were not at the time of their appointment able seamen of the first class, shall be forthwith discharged, except such as shall have actually gone to sea; and those at sea shall be discharged and sent back in the first national ship returning to the United States, and paid to the period of their return; and in case no opportunity for returning shall be presented before the expiration of the cruise of the ship to which they are attached, then they shall be discharged on the return of such ship and paid to that

For pay of the civil establishment at the navy-yard in Kittery, Maine, Kittery. viz: For pay of naval store-keeper, fourteen hundred dollars ;

Storekeeper. For pay of clerk to naval store-keeper, seven hundred and fifty dollars; For pay of naval constructor, two thousand three hundred dollars;

Constructor. For pay of clerk of navy-yard, nine hundred dollars;

Clerks.
For pay of clerk of commandant, nine hundred dollars ;
For pay of clerk of naval constructor, four hundred dollars;
For pay of porter of navy-yard, three hundred dollars ;

Porter.
For pay of inspector of timber, seven hundred dollars;

Inspector. For pay of the civil establishment at navy-yard in Charlestown, Mas- Charlestown. sachusetts, viz: For pay of naval store-keeper, seventeen hundred dollars;

Storekeeper. For pay of three clerks to naval store-keeper, twenty-one hundred Clerks. and fifty dollars;

For pay of naval constructor, two thousand three hundred dollars; Constructor. For pay of inspector of timber, one thousand and fifty dollars; Inspector. For pay of clerk of navy-yard, nine hundred dollars;

Clerks.
For pay of two clerks to commandant of navy-yard, sixteen hundred
and fifty dollars;

For pay of clerk to naval constructor, six hundred and fifty dollars ;
For pay of porter of navy-yard, three hundred dollars;

Porter.
For pay of keeper of magazine, four hundred and eighty dollars ; Magazine
For pay of the civil establishment at the navy-yard in Brooklyn, New keepers

Brooklyn. York, viz: For pay of naval store-keeper, seventeen hundred dollars;

Storekeeper. For pay of three clerks for naval store-keeper, twenty-one hundred Clerks. and fifty dollars;

time.

Constructor. For pay of naval constructor, two thousand three hundred dollars; Inspector For pay of inspector of timber, one thousand and fifty dollars; Clerks. For pay of clerk of the navy-yard, nine hundred dollars;

For pay of two clerks to commandant of the navy-yard, sixteen hundred and fifty dollars;

For pay of clerk to naval constructor, six hundred and fifty dollars; Porter.

For pay of porter of navy-yard, three hundred dollars; Magazine For pay of keeper of the magazine, four hundred and eighty dollars; keeper.

For pay of the civil establishment of the navy-yard in Philadelphia, Philadelphia.

viz: Storekeeper. For pay of naval store-keeper, twelve hundred and fifty dollars ; Clerk.

For pay of clerk to naval store-keeper, seven hundred and fifty dol

lars; Constructor. For pay of naval constructor, two thousand three hundred dollars; Inspector. For pay of inspector of timber, nine hundred dollars; Clerks.

For pay of clerk of navy-yard, nine hundred dollars;

For pay of clerk to commandant of the navy-yard, nine hundred dollars;

For pay of clerk to naval constructor, four hundred dollars; Porter. For pay of porter of navy-yard, three hundred dollars. Washington For pay of the civil establishment at the navy-yard in Washington,

District of Columbia, viz: Constructor. For pay of chief naval constructor, three thousand dollars; Steam engi- For pay of principal steam engineer, twenty-five hundred dollars; neer,

For Storekeeper.

pay of naval store-keeper, seventeen hundred dollars; Clerk.

For pay of clerk of naval store-keeper, seven hundred and fifty dol

lars; Inspector. For pay of inspector of timber, nine hundred dollars; Clerks.

For pay of clerk of navy-yard, nine hundred dollars;

For pay of two clerks to commandant of navy-yard, sixteen hundred

and fifty dollars; Porter.

For pay of porter of the navy-yard, three hundred dollars; Magazine For pay of keeper of the magazine, four hundred and eighty dollars; keeper.

For pay of the civil establishment at the navy-yard in Gosport, VirGosport.

ginia, viz: Storekeeper. For pay of the naval store-keeper, seventeen hundred dollars; Clerks. For pay of three clerks to naval store-keeper, twenty-one hundred and

fifty dollars; Constructor. For pay of naval constructor, two thousand three hundred dollars; Inspector For pay of inspector of timber, one thousand and fifty dollars; Clerks.

For pay of clerk of navy-yard, nine hundred dollars ;

For pay of two clerks to commandant of navy-yards, sixteen hundred and fifty dollars;

For pay of clerk to naval constructor, six hundred and fifty dollars ; Porter.

For pay of porter of the navy-yard, three hundred dollars; Magazine For pay of the keeper of the magazine, four hundred and eighty dolkeeper.

lars; Pensacola. For pay of the civil department of the navy-yard at Pensacola, in

Florida, viz: Storekeeper. For pay of naval store-keeper, seventeen hundred dollars ; Clerks. For pay of two clerks to naval store-keepers, twelve hundred dollars ;

For pay of clerk of navy-yard, nine hundred dollars ;

For pay of two clerks to commandant of navy-yard, sixteen hundred

and fifty dollars; Porter.

For pay of porter of the navy-yard, three hundred dollars; Warrant offi- And it is hereby directed that the Secretary of the Navy shall order a Charge takstores competent commissioned or warrant officer of the Navy to take charge in foreign ports. of the naval stores for foreign squadrons in the place of naval store

keepers at each of the foreign ports where said stores may be deposited

and where a store-keeper is necessary: Provided, That said officers Proviso. shall be required to give a bond in such amount as may be fixed by the Secretary of the Navy for the faithful performance of his duty : And Proviso. provided also, That the annual compensation for all his services except travelling, shall not exceed fifteen hundred dollars.

For provisions for the navy, including transportation, cooperage, and Provisions. other expenses, six hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight dollars;

For surgeons' necessaries and appliances, for the sick and hurt of the Surgeons' nenaval service, including the marine corps, twelve thousand two hundred cessaries, &c. and fifty dollars;

For the increase, repair, armament and equipment of the navy, and Increase of wear and tear of vessels in commission, one million dollars;

navy, &c. For ordnance and ordnance stores, including all incidental expenses Ordnance,&c. and liabilities on outstanding contracts, three hundred and seventy thousand eight hundred and eighty-five dollars ;

For books, maps, charts and instruments, binding and repairing the Books, &c. same, and all expenses of the Hydrographical office, twenty-three thousand two hundred dollars;

For grading and enclosing University Square in the city of Washing- University ton, upon which the depot of charts and instruments has been erected, Square. twelve thousand five hundred dollars ; For improvements and necessary repairs of navy-yards, viz:

Improvements At Kittery, Maine, twenty-four thousand eight hundred dollars;

of yards.

Kittery. * At Charlestown, Massachusetts, twenty-four thousand five hundred Charlestown. and fifty dollars;

At Brooklyn, New York, thirty-eight thousand six hundred and eigh- Brooklyn, for teen dollars, and the unexpended balance of the appropriation for the construction of

a said navy-yard of one hundred and twenty-nine thousand one hundred dollars, made by the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the Act of August naval service for the year eighteen hundred and forty-two,” approved on 4, 1842, ch. 121. the fourth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-two, shall be immediately expended under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy in continuance of the work already commenced at said navy-yard, for the construction of a stone dry dock at the said place, or in the construction of a dry dock on some other plan, if he shall deem the same better suited for the purposes of the navy, as in his discretion he shall deem best for the public interest.

At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, nine thousand two hundred and twen- . Philadelphia. ty-two dollars and sixty-six cents;

At Washington, District of Columbia, sixteen thousand two hundred Washington. and sixty-seven dollars ;

At Gosport, Virginia, twenty-nine thousand eight hundred and eighty Gosport. dollars;

At Pensacola, Florida, sixteen thousand three hundred and thirty-. Pensacola. seven dollars; and the further sum of fifty thousand three hundred and" Continuation seventy-one dollars, which, with the sum of one hundred thousand dol- of certain works

specified. lars heretofore appropriated for the construction of a floating dry dock at that place by the act of March third one thousand eight hundred and

Act of March forty-three, making together the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand 3, 1843, ch. 83. three hundred and seventy-one dollars, shall be expended in the construction of the following works and in the following proportions, to wit: for a permanent wharf, sixty thousand dollars; for a ship-house and building slip, forty thousand dollars; for a store-house, twenty thousand dollars; for a timber sbed, twenty thousand dollars, and for a temporary whart, ten thousand three hundred and seventy-one dollars; according to the plan and report communicated to the Senate by the Secretary of the Navy in compliance with a resolution of the twentyninth April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four.

Examination For the examination of the navy-yard and bottom of the harbor of of Pensacola Pensacola, for the purpose of ascertaining whether a dry dock can be harbor.

constructed and at what cost; and whether a dry dock or a floating dock with or without a basin and railways would be most suitable for that place; and the Secretary of the Navy is hereby directed to appoint a competent board of officers and engineers to examine and report to Congress at its next session the relative properties and advantages of a

dry dock, and of the different kinds of floating docks with or without a Yard at Ports- basin and railways; five thousand dollars. And that a similar examinamouth to be tion be made at the navy-yard near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and a examined.

report made on the expediency of making a dry dock there. Magazines at For magazines, viz: Charleston. At Charleston, two hundred dollars; Brooklyn. At Brooklyn, two hundred dollars; Washington. At Washington, two hundred dollars ; Norfolk At Norfolk, seven hundred and fifty dollars. Contingent For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, expenses. viz :

Freight, books, For the freight and transportation of materials and stores of every &c.

description; for printing and stationery; for books, maps, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire-engines, and for machinery of every description; for the repair of steam-engines in yards; for the purchase and maintenance of horses and oxen; for carts, timber-wheels, and workmen's tools of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for coals and other fuel; for candles and oil for use of vessels of war in commission and of navy-yards and shore stations; for incidental labor at navy-yards and on board vessels not chargeable to any other appropriation; for labor attending the delivery of public stores and supplies on foreign stations; for wharfage, dockage, storage and rent, travelling expenses of officers, and transportation of seamen; house rent to pursers, when duly authorized; funeral expenses, commissions, clerk hire, store rent, office rent, stationery and fuel to navy agents and naval storekeepers; premiums, and incidental expenses of recruiting; apprehending deserters; per diem allowance to persons attending courts-martial and courts of inquiry, or other services authorized by law; compensation to judge advocates; printing and stationery of every description, and for working the lithographic press; pilotage and towing vessels of war; assistance rendered to vessels in distress; and for no other purpose whatever, four hundred thousand

dollars; Contingencies. For contingent expenses for objects not herein before enumerated,

five thousand dollars ; Coal, &c. For coal and other fuel for steam vessels, forty thousand eight hun

dred and eighty dollars ; Marine corps.

Marine Corps.-For pay of officers, non-commissioned officers, Officers, &c. musicians, privates and servants serving on shore, and subsistence of on shore.

officers, two hundred thousand eight hundred and fifteen dollars and

sixty cents; Clothing.

For clothing, forty-three thousand six hundred and thirty-five dolPresident may lars: and the President of the United States is hereby authorized to direct transfer of direct the transfer of any unexpended balance of appropriation hereto

fore made for the pay or subsistence of the marine corps, to the head of

clothing for the marine corps ; Provisions.

For provisions, forty-five thousand and eleven dollars and ninety-five

cents ; Fuel.

For fuel, sixteen thousand two hundred and seventy-four dollars and

twelve cents; Military Stores, &c. For military stores, repair of arms, pay of armorers, accoutrements,

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