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420 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 183. 1879. POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT. Under letter of Postmaster-General, January twentythird, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine: Postmastcm. For compensation of postmasters for eighteen hundred and seventy- eight, two hundred and forty-one thousand nine hundred and twenty- one dollars and thirty seven cents; to be paid out of the postal revenues for said nscal year. Railway mail For transportation of the mails by railroads, for eighteen hundred and

  • ¤¤¤¤P<>¤¤~¤<>¤· seventy-eight and previous years, one hundred and sixty-six thousand

three hundred and ninety-two dollars and twenty-seven cents, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Settlement of at- That for the proper adjustment of the accounts of the Union Pacinc, vpfwiv vf Padjiv Central Paeine, Kansas Pacino, \Vestern Pacino, and Sioux City and I*“"'”“!"· racist Railroad Companies, respectively, for services which have been or may be hereafter performed for the government for transportation of the Army and transportation of the mails, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to make such entries upon the books of the department as will carry to the credit of said companies the amounts so earned or to be earned by them during each nscal year and withheld under the R_ S_ 5g6g_ provisions of section nfty-two hundred and sixty of the Revised Statutes 1878, eh. 75, and of the act of Congress approved May seventh, eighteen hundred and A"'*‘»_ 44- seventy-eight: Provided, That this shall not authorize the expenditure of P"°""'°‘ any money from the Treasury nor change the method now provided by law for the auditing of such claims against the government: Provided jitrtlzcr, That this paragraph shall not be so construed as to be a disposition of No ch an ge of any moneys due or to become due to or from said companies respectively

    • 07***, 0*6- or to, in any way, aneet then- rights or duties or the rights of the United

States, under existing laws, it being only intended hereby to enable the proper accounting ofncers to state on the books of the Treasury the accounts between the government and said companies respectively. _ Mi¤¢¤l1¤¤¤¤¤¤ For miscellaneous items, contingent expenses of the Post—Oince De- ‘*°"‘“· partment, for eighteen hundred a.nd seventy-nine, four thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Telegraphing. For telegraphing, contingent expenses, for eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. F<¤‘¢1g¤ <>111*i¤1 For ordinary postage-stamps, under article eight of the Universal P°Smg“· Postal Convention, for eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, two hundred - and nfty dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. R¤i1W¤Y 1*06*31 For railway postal clerks, seventeen thousand dollars ; lor route agents, °l°‘k“·°"°· six thousand nve hundred dollars; for local mail agents, one thousand nve hundred dollars, being for the year eighteen hundred and seventy- nine; in all, twenty-nve thousand dollars, under House Executive Document Number Seventy-seven, third session of the Forty-nfth Congress. Post—route maps. For preparation and publication of post-route maps, being for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, nve thousand dollars. D. C. Casey. That the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post-Onice Department be, and he is hereby, authorized and instructed to credit the account of D. C. Casey, late postmaster at Hot Springs, Arkansas, for salary before his rejection as postmaster, with the sum of one hundred and two dollars and sixty-fo1u· cents. Certified claims. Sec. 2. For the payment of claims certined to be due by the several accounting oineers of the Treasury Department under appropriations the balances of which have been exhausted or carried to the surplus 1874, cb. 328, iund under the provisions of section nve of the act of June twentieth, 18 Stat-, 110- eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and imder appropriations heretofore treated as permanent, being for the service of the nscal year eighteen hundred and seventy-six and prior years as fully set forth in Executive Document Number Thirty, Forty-nfth Congress, third session, and for other items, as follows: