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THIRTY—SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 97. 1853. 211 In the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, four, including the draughtsman, of class two, and one of class four. And in the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, two of class two, and one, the assistant of class four. In the ohice of the Secretary of the Interior, four of class two,,three of class three, and three of class four. In the office of the Commissioner of Pensions, ten of class one, thirty of class two, five of class three, and four of class four. In the office of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, forty of class one, forty of class two, twenty-three of class three, and three of class four. In the office of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, six of class two, six of class three, and three of class four. And in the office of the Commissioner of Patents, eight of class two, twelve, including the six assistant, examiners, of - class three, and one of class four. In the office of the Postmaster—General, ten of class one, thirty-three of class two, twenty-nine of class three, and six, including the topographer, of class four. And there shall be a chief clerk for each of the oihees of the Solicitor, Chief clerks First Comptroller, Second Comptroller, First Auditor, Second Auditor, and that W5" Third Auditor, Fourth Auditor, Fifth Auditor, Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Oflice Department, Register, Commissioner of Customs, Treasurer, Light-house Board, Commissioner of Pensions, Commissioner of the General Land Office, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and Commissioner of Patents, who shall be allowed an annual compensation of two thousand dollars each; and there shall be a chief clerk for each of the Departments of the Treasury, War, Navy, Interior, and General Post-Otiice, who shall be allowed an annual compensation of two thousand two hundred dollars each. No clerk shall be appointed in either of the four classes until after he Aplppintmentof has been examined and found qualified by a Board, to consist of three mr · examiners, one of them to be the Chief of the Bureau or office into which he is to be appointed, and the two others to be selected by the head of the Department to which the said clerk will be assigned. Nor No extra salaries shall any clerk in the Departments herein named receive any otherwbe P“‘d· salary or money for extra services than the sum or sums specified in this section, at any time after this section has been executed by a classification of the clerks as it prescribes. There shall be a disbursing clerk for pgsbumaug each of the Departments of War, Navy, and the Post-Otiice; not more clerksthan three for the Treasury Department, at the discretion of the Secretary thereof ; and not more than three for the Department of the Interior, at the discretion of the Secretary thereoti The said clerks to be appointed out of class four by the heads of the respective Departments. and to receive such sum, in addition to their regular salaries, as may amount in all to two thousand dollars per annum. But it shall be their further duty, when designated by the head of the Department for that service, to superintend the buildings, and they shall give bonds as re- _ quired by the Independent Treasury act: Provided, That the clerks P’°““°’ when distributed and arranged as required by this section shall be paid according to its provisions, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and shall constitute the whole of the permanent clerical force of the Departments of the Treasury, War, Navy, the Interior, and the Post-Orlice, with the exception of the Census Bureau, whicl1 is not included in this arrangement, and the clerks temporarily employed in the office of the Third Auditor on bounty land service, and ouarrearages of pay: And provided further, That each head of the ·DiS¤‘il>¤ti¤¤¤<>i' said Departments may alter the distribution herein made of the clerks b° amongst the various bureaus and offices in his departments, if he should find it necessary and proper to do so.