Abstract to be reported to Congress, annually.may be granted; and that he shall annually report to Congress an abstract, showing the condition of these funds in all these particulars, and the receipts and expenditures during the year; and cause a similar account of the receipts and expenditures of the navy hospital fund, to be kept and recorded to Congress, annually, in like manner, and at the same time, with the reports upon the pension funds.
Clerk.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint a clerk, who shall perform all the duties which shall be required of him in relation to said funds; and shall receive as a full compensationSalary. for his services, and in lieu of all commissions or other allowances, a salary of one thousand six hundred dollars, to be paid quarter-yearly, out of the treasury of the United States.
Powers and duties of commissioners transferred to the Secretary of the Navy.Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all the powers conferred, and duties imposed by laws now in force, on the commissioners of the navy and privateer pension and navy hospital funds, be, and they are hereby, transferred to the Secretary of the Navy; and all acts, and parts of acts, contrary to the provisions of this act, be, and they are hereby, repealed.
Approved, July 10, 1832.
Privileges of act of May 9, 1828, ch. 49, extended to vessels in ballast.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the privileges which are extended by the act, entitled “An act regulating commercial intercourse with the islands of Martinique and Guadaloupe,” approved the ninth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, to French vessels laden and coming direct from those islands, shall be extended to vessels coming in the same manner, in ballast, subject, nevertheless, to the proviso contained in said act.
Tonnage duty on the Victorine to be refunded.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to refund, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amount of tonnage duty as may have been collected, by the collector of the port of New York, upon the French ship Victorine, and which is referred to in the letter of the French minister to the Secretary of State, dated the fourth of November last.
Approved, July 13, 1832.
- See notes to the act of January 7, 1824, ch. 4, for the acts relating to discriminating duties, ante, p. 2.