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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 310, 311, 312. 1878. 167 CHAP. 310.-An act granting a site for a dry-dock in the city of Baltimore upon June 19, 1878. certain conditions. —-———i Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, Fort McHenry and he is hereby, directed to convey to the Baltimore Dry Dock Com- ""i§*» B“1¥'m°*'°· pany of Baltimore City, a body corporate created under the laws of the 00,,:;;,63 ’ 3;° S3: State of Maryland, for the consideration hereinafter described, so much for ary-d0ck_ of the land belonging to the United States, in said city, known as the Fort McHenry tract, as lies between the northwestern boundary line of the said tract, and a line parallel thereto and distant four hundred and fil ty feet therefrom, and between a line two hundred and fifty feet from the northern side of Fort avenue (a street or avenue of said city, extended), aud parallel thereto, and the northwest branch of the Patapsco River. Sec. 2. That in consideration of the said conveyance, and as the con- Conditions of dition upon which the same is made, the said dry-dock company shall be °°¤V°5'¤·¤°°· required to construct, upon the land conveyed as aforesaid, within two l years from the date of the conveyance, an eihcient *‘ Simpson’s improved dry-docl;", four hundred and fifty feet in length, and to accord to the United States the right to the use forever of the said dry-dock, at any time, for the prompt examination and repair of vessels belonging to the United States, free from charge for docking; and if at any time said Diversion to property hereby conveyed shall be diverted to any other use than that °*h°' umlherein named, or if the said dry-dock shall be at any time unfit for use for a period of six months, or more, the property hereby conveyed with all its privileges and appurtenances shall revert to, and become the absolute property of the United States. Approved, June 19, 1878. CHAP. 311.—An act to regulate expenditures in the Navy. June 19, 1878. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage Expenditures in of this act, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to ““"l“°"""’°· transmit to Congress, annually, a tabular statement showing in detail Annual tabular the receipts and expenditures in the Naval service under each appro- ““*°"‘°“*· priation, as made up and determined by the proper officers of the Treasury Department, upon the accounts of disbursing-officers rendered for settlement. Sec. 2. There shall be appended to this statement an account of bal- Account of balances in the hands of disbursing agents at the close of each fiscal year, °”°°°· and a report of any amounts lost or unaccounted for by voucher Approved, June 19, 1878. CHAP. 312.-—An act authorizing a geniral account of advances for naval appropria· June 19, 1878. 10118 www Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States o_/'America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy R¤<1¤i¤l¤i¤¤¤ uf be, and he is hereby, authorized to issue his requisitions for advances to §($f’E;’Rgl;’€fSN,;‘,;"f, disbursing oflzicers and agents of the Navy under a. “General account of to be issued_' advances ", not to exceed the total appropriation for the Navy, the amount so advanced to be exclusively used to pay current obligations upon proper vouchers and that “Pay of the Navy " shall hereafter be used "Pay of Navy," only for its legitimate purpose, as provided by law. h°“` “ “d· Szc 2. That the amount so advanced be charged to the proper appro- Advances, h ow priatious, and returned to “General account of advances " by pay and °h¤·Yg°d» 0*0- countcr warrant; the said charge, however, to particular appropriations, shall be limited to the amount appropriated to each.