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and the same are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, viz:

Outfits of ministers and charges d’affaires.For outfits of ministers to Russia, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil, and of charges d’affaires to Portugal, Denmark, Sardinia, Naples, Chili, and Texas, sixty-three thousand dollars.

Salaries of ministers.For salaries of ministers to Spain and Brazil, for the residue of the current year, eight thousand dollars.

Secretaries of legation.For salaries of the secretaries of legation to the same places, one thousand eight hundred dollars.

Extra pay to officers of Congress, &c.Also, so much as may be necessary to pay, for compensation, to the clerks and other officers in the service of the two Houses, the librarian and assistant librarians of Congress, the gate-keeper and lamp-lighter for the services rendered by them during the present extra session, three months’ additional pay; and to the messengers, assistant messengers, pages and laborers of the two Houses and Library of Congress, and to the hostler of the House of Representatives, the usual allowances made at the close of each session; and to each of the police of the Capitol, the same as to the messengers, to be paid under the direction of the Committee on the Contingent Fund of each House:Regular pay of messenger, off. Sec. of Senate and off. Clerk House of Reps. And the regular pay of the messenger of the office of the Secretary of the Senate, and office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be equal to the pay of any other permanent messenger employed in the Capitol.

Approved, September 11, 1841.

Statute Ⅰ.

Sept. 11, 1841.
Chap. XXIII.—An Act to provide for repairing the Potomac Bridge.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Appropriation. That the sum of fifteen thousand eight hundred and six dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated and unexpended, for the repair of the Potomac bridge in the District of Columbia, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

How to be expended.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said sums shall be expended under the direction of the Secretary of War, in the following manner, to wit: He shall designate some competent officer of the Engineer corps to draw plans and make specifications of the work to be performed, and estimated of the cost or value thereof, which shall not exceed the sum of forty-five thousand eight hundred and six dollars; the officer thus selected, shall lay his plans, specifications, and estimates before the Secretary of War for his approval, and the said Secretary shall thereupon cause the work to be constructed upon the plan most approved by him, under the immediate superintendence of some competent officer of either Engineer corps, who shall make all necessary contracts for materials and labor, and cause the work to be constructed in the best and most substantial manner within the estimates and according to the plan approved by the Secretary of War, and under the orders and general direction of said Secretary, who will, from time to time, cause such advances of the amounts for this object appropriated as he may deem necessary and proper.

Mineralizing of the timbers authorized.
Appropriation therefor.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the timbers, or such of them as the superintending engineer may think fit, shall be mineralized, and a sum not exceeding three and a half cents per cubic foot is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the expense and cost thereof, the proper amount to be paid on the requisition of the Secretary of War, founded on the estimate of the superintendent.

Approved, September 11, 1841.