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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/15th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 27

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Feb. 20, 1819.
Chap. XXVII.—An Act to increase the salaries of certain officers of government.

6000 dolls. per annum to the Secretaries of State, Treasury, War, and Navy, in lieu of former salaries.
P.M. General, 4000.
Chief Justice, 5000, and each judge of the Supreme Court, 4,500.
Assistants to P. M. G. 2,500 each.
From 1st Jan., 1819.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That instead of the salaries now allowed by law to the following officers, there shall be paid to them, quarterly, the following annual salaries respectively; that is to say: to the Secretary of State, six thousand dollars: to the Secretary of the Treasury, six thousand dollars: to the Secretary of War, six thousand dollars: to the Secretary of the Navy, six thousand dollars: to the Attorney General, three thousand five hundred dollars: to the Postmaster General, four thousand dollars: to the Chief Justice of the United States, five thousand dollars: and to each of the judges of the supreme court of the United States, four thousand five hundred dollars: and to the assistant Postmaster General, and additional assistant Postmaster General, two thousand five hundred dollars each: to commence the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen; and to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, February 20, 1819.