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TWEN TY-SEVEN TH CONGRESS. SEss.II. @1.268,269. 1842. 547 Szc. 3. And be it further enacted, That, should it be necessary to S0ftbrcad,&c. vary the above described daily allowance, it shall be lawful to substitute my be subsi- 0],6 pound of soil bread, or cnc pound of Hour, or half a pound of rice, ‘r°’ b‘S‘ for fourteen ounces of biscuit; half a pin: of wine for a gill of spirits ; ' half a pound of rice for half a pint of beans or peas; half a pint of beans or peas for half a pound of rice. When it may be deemed expedient by the President of the United States, Secretary of the Navy, commander of a Heat or squadron, or of a single ship when not acting under the authority of another ofHccr on foreign service, the articles of Articles allow butter, cheese, raisins, dried apples or other dried fruits, pickles and 6d 10 be Substimoiasses, may be substituted for each other and for spirits; Provided, The article substituted shall not exceed in value the article for which it eusea may be issued, according to the scale of prices which is or may be estab. P¤¤ViS¤· lished for the same. Sm, 4. And be it further enacted, That in cases of necessity, the I¤P¤S¤°( ¤°· daily allowance of provisions may be diminished or varied by the diane- ;f§:g;m‘g*;giy tion of the senior cfliccr present in command, but payment shall be be diminished. made to the persons whose allowance shall be thus diminished, according to the scale of prices which is or may be established for the same: but a. commander who shall thus mukc a diminution or variation shall report to his commanding officer or to the Navy Department, the necessity for the same, and give to the purser written orders spcciiying particularly the diminution or reduction which is to be made. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That no commissioned officer or Spirits natalmidshipman, or any person under twenty-one years of age, shall be 1°“’°d*° P°*· allowed to draw the spirit part of the daily ration, and all other persons shall be permitted to relinquish that part of their ration, under such rglinquish spirestrictions as the President of the United States may authorize: and msto every person who, by this section, is prohibited fiom drawing, or who may relinquish, the spirit part of his ration, there shall be paid in lieu Yalpa to be thereof, the value of the same in money, according to the prices which Pm m '“°“°Y· are or may be established for the same. Sm. 6. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this ac: §°;’° ‘;*k° shall go into effect in the United States, on the first day of the succeed- ° °° ’ W °°‘ ing quarter aftcr it becomes a law, and in vessels abroad, on the first _ _ day of the succccding quarter after its 0HiciaI receipt: and any acts e$°;*;£$“t;*“" and parts of acts which ma be contrary to, or inconsistent with, the repealed_ ' provisions of this act, shall ga and arc hereby repealed. Ammovmn, August 29, 1842. .-—- STATUTE II. Gnu. CCLXVIII.-dn Act aulhmizing the Sccrdary of the Navy In contract Aug. 29, 1842. fm- the purchase, for the Ihziicd Slules, of the ri_ght¢0·usc Babbifa anti-attrition **1 mem}. Bc it enacted by the Senate and Ilousa of Representatives of the _ Ikzitcd States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of A¤¢h¤:‘1§¥*¤h the Navy be, and he hereby is, authorized to contract for the purchase, gggggsse m8;6° from the proprietor of the patented interest therein, for the United oi States, of the right to use Babbifs anti-attrition metal in the ccnstrucf tion of machinery and other work; subject to the ratification of C0n· grass. Armovzn, August 29, 1542. -.—.—- S·r,u·ucu: II. CHA?. CCLXIX.—-An .0ct establishing a court at Charleston, in the Common- Aug. 29, 1842. wealth of PYrginia. (a) """"_"“ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Staies of America in Congress assembled, That bercaher terms of the
(a) See notes of the act relating to the District Courts of Virginia, vol. 3, 479.