United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 149

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May 26, 1824.
Chap. CXLIX.—An Act making further appropriations for the military service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, and for other purposes.

Further appropriations for the military service.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to wit:

For pay of a superintendent of Indian affairs at St. Louis, and the several Indian agents, as allowed by law, twenty-six thousand five hundred dollars:

For pay of the sub-agents, as allowed by law, thirteen thousand one hundred dollars:

1802, ch. 13.For presents to Indians, as authorized by act of one thousand eight hundred and two, ten thousand dollars:

For contingent expenses, ninety-five thousand dollars:

March 3, 1823, ch. 71.For making the surveys, compensation to the commissioners, and other incidental expenses, under the act “for establishing a national armory on the western waters,” in addition to the sum heretofore appropriated by the said act, four thousand one hundred and thirty-five dollars.

For the quartermaster’s department, fuel, stationery, and contingencies of the military academy, eleven thousand five hundred dollars:

Compensation to two clerks in the second auditor’s office.
1818, ch. 87.
For the salaries of two clerks in the second auditor’s office, as authorized by the act of the twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, and not included in the letter of the Secretary of the Treasury, of the ninth of January, transmitting the annual estimates of appropriations for the present year, two thousand eight hundred dollars:

20,525 dollars and 70 cents appropriated.
1822, ch. 89.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of twenty thousand five hundred and twenty-five dollars and seventy cents, in addition to the unexpended balance of the appropriation of the act of the seventh of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, of twenty-nine thousand four hundred and twenty-four dollars and thirty cents, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the President of the United States to take the necessary measures for the extinguishment of the title of the Creek Indians to the land now occupied by them, lying within the limits of the state of Georgia.

To be paid out of the treasury.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the several sums hereby appropriated, shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, however, That no money, appropriated by this act, shall be paid to any person for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United States, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into the treasury, all sums for which he may be liable:Proviso. Provided, further, That nothing in this section contained shall extend to balances arising solely from the depreciation of treasury notes, received by such person to be expended in the public service; but in all cases where the pay or salary of any person is withheld, in pursuance with this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officer, if demanded by the party, his agent, or attorney, to report, forthwith, to the agent of the Treasury Department, the balance due; and it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent and his sureties.

Approved, May 26, 1824.