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TWENTY-NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 90. 1846 59 nn. XC.-An Actto 0 ide ertheb izatiano th Treasu and or C the Collection, Safc·Kce;rht;, Ténsfcr, adndrgiséhhfscmem Jr th; public lilyczzaenuél · Whereas, by the fourth section of the act entitled "An Act to estab- Preamble. lish the Treasury Department," approved September,two, seven- 1789, eh.12. teen hundred and eighty-nine, it was provided that it should be the duty of the treasurer to receive and keep the moneys of the United States, and to disburse the same upon warrants drawn by the Secretary of the Treasury, countersigned by the comptroller, and re corded by the register, and not otherwise: and whereas it is found necessary to make further provisions to enable the treasurer the better to carry into effect the intent of the said section in relation to the receiving and disbursing the moneys of the United States: Therefore — Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the rooms prepared and provided in the new treasury building at the seat °,.i;‘gU"§‘f,‘;{ of government for the use of the treasurer of the United States, agitated.i his assistants, and clerks, and occupied by them, and also the tireproof vaults and safes erected in said rooms for the keeping of the public moneys in the possession and under the immediate control of said treasurer, and such other apartments as are provided for in this act as places of deposit of the public money, are hereby constituted and declared to be the treasury of the United States. And all moneys _ tM°¤¤Y¤ PM: paid into the same shall be subject to the draft of the treasurer, drawn 22; ,;%,2 5:,,, agreeably to appropriations made by law. of the treasurer. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the mint of the United U- S. mint at States in the city of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, and the ;;',l:°l,°l*;:,';:,“:‘= branch mint in the city of New Orleans, in the State of Louisiana, and New Orleans the vaults and safes thereof, respectively, shall be places of deposit and g;“dO';.LPl“°°“ °*` safe-keeping of the public moneys at those points, respectively; and P X the treasurer of the said mint and branch mint, respectively, for the th;I"°‘;?;f”.:§ time being, shall be assistant treasurers under the provisions of this i,,;,,,cy, mint ,0 act, and shall have the custody and care of all public moneys deposited ¤¢==·¤i=¤¤}¤¢¤•- within the same, and shall perform all the duties required to be per- formed by them, in reference to the receipt, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursements of all such moneys, according to the provisions hereinafter contained. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the rooms which were Pflaces of dedirected to be prepared and provided within the custom-houses in the mlf Qi ”'l"‘ city of New York, in the State of New York, and in the city of Bos- g-.,, New ton, in the State of Massachusetts, for the use of receivers-general of B¤s¥¤¤- Their public moneys, under the provisions of the act entitled "An Act to pro- mzcn md d"` vide for the Collection, Safe-Keeping, Transfer, and Disbursement, of the public Revenue," approved Julyfourth, eighteen hundred and forty, IMO, eh. 41. shall be for the use of the assistant treasurers hereinafter directed to be appointed at those places respectively; as shall be also the fireproof vaults and safes prepared and provided within said rooms for the keeping of the public moneys collected and deposited with them respectively; and the assistant treasurers, from time to time appointed at those points, shall have the custody and care of the said rooms, vaults, and safes, respectively, and of all the public moneys deposited within the same, and shall perform all the duties required to be performed by them, in reference to the receipt, safe-keeping, transfer, apd disbursement, of all such moneys, according to the provisions of t is act. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the offices, with suitable lil"" °f ?l°' . . . posit and unistand convenient rooms, which were directed to be erected, prepared, ant treasurers at and provided, for the use of receivers·general of public money, at the C"°’l°°*°¤· wd