United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 32

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April 2, 1824.
Chap. XXXII.—An Act making appropriations for the support of government for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.

Sums appropriated for the service of the year 1824.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, respectively, appropriated, for the service of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four; that is to say:

Congress and their officers.
1823, ch. 3.
For compensation to the Senators and members of the House of Representatives, their officers, and attendants, including the sum of two hundred and sixty-five thousand one hundred and forty dollars, appropriated by an act making a partial appropriation for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, passed the nineteenth day of January last, four hundred and fifty-three thousand eight hundred and seventy-two dollars.

Contingent expenses of Congress.For expenses of fuel, stationery, printing, and all other contingent expenses of the two Houses of Congress, sixty thousand seven hundred dollars.

Library, and librarian to Congress.For expenses of the library of Congress, including the salary of the librarian, one thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

President.For compensation to the President of the United States, twenty-five thousand dollars.

Vice President.For compensation to the Vice President of the United States, five thousand dollars.

Secretary of State.For compensation to the Secretary of State, six thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the Department of State, per act of the twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand nine hundred dollars.

Messengers.For compensation to the messengers in said department, including the messenger in the patent office, one thousand four hundred dollars.

Contingent expenses.For the incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of State, including the expenses of printing the laws, and for extra copying of papers, twenty-seven thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

Secretary of the Treasury.For compensation to the Secretary of the Treasury, six thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, ten thousand dollars.

Additional clerk.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to an additional clerk, as allowed per act of appropriation of one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Messengers.For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars.

First comptroller.For compensation to the first comptroller of the treasury, three thousand five hundred dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the first comptroller, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, seventeen thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars.

Messengers.For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars.

Second comptroller.For compensation to the second comptroller of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the second comptroller, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars.

First auditor.For compensation to the first auditor of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the first auditor, thirteen thousand two hundred dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars.

Second auditor.For compensation to the second auditor of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the second auditor, fourteen thousand four hundred dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars.

Third auditor.For compensation to the third auditor of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the third auditor, twenty-three thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

Messengers.For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of allowances.

Fourth auditor.For compensation to the fourth auditor of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the fourth auditor, per act of twentieth [of] April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand and fifty dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of allowances.

Additional clerk.For an additional clerk in said office, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand dollars.

Fifth auditor.For compensation to the fifth auditor of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the fifth auditor, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, ten thousand five hundred dollars.

Clerks to commissioner of revenue.For two clerks to complete the duties of the commissioner of the revenue, transferred to the office of the fifth auditor, two thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

Clerk on business of agent of the treasury.For one clerk on the business of the agent of the treasury, transferred to the office of the fifth auditor, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances.

Treasurer.For compensation to the treasurer of the United States, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the treasurer, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, five thousand two hundred and fifty dollars.

Additional clerk.
1820, ch. 40.
For compensation to an additional clerk, and also for an assistant to the chief clerk, as allowed since the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, one thousand two hundred dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of allowances.

Commissioner of general land office.For compensation to the commissioner of the general land office, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of said commissioner, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

Persons employed in the office.For compensation to such persons as may be employed to bring up the business in said office, three thousand dollars.

Messengers.For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all allowances.

Register of the treasury.For compensation to the register of the treasury, three thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the register, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

Messenger, &c.For compensation to the messenger, including the allowance for stamping ships’ registers, eight hundred dollars.

Assistant messenger.For compensation to the assistant messenger in said office, three hundred and fifty dollars, in full of allowances.

Secretary to sinking fund.For compensation to the secretary of the commissioners of the sinking fund, two hundred and fifty dollars.

Transmitting passports, translating, &c. in the treasury.For allowance to the person employed in transmitting passports and sea-letters, for expense of translating foreign languages in the office of the Secretary of the Treasury; for stationery, fuel, printing, and all other incidental and contingent expenses, in the Treasury Department, and the several offices therein, including the expenses of stating and printing the public accounts for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, twenty-six thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Superintendent and watchmen.For allowance to the superintendent and four watchmen, employed for the security of the State and Treasury buildings, for the repairs of engines, hose and buckets, one thousand nine hundred dollars.

Secretary of War.For compensation to the Secretary of War, six thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Secretary of War, twenty-two thousand and six hundred dollars.

Messengers.For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of allowances.

Paymaster general.
Clerks.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the paymaster general, three thousand one hundred dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of allowances.

Commissary general.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the commissary general of purchases, two thousand eight hundred dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances.

Adjutant general’s clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the adjutant general, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Clerks of the ordnance.For compensation to the clerks in the ordnance office, two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

Clerks of the commissary general of subsistence.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the commissary general of subsistence, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Clerks of the chief engineer.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the chief engineer, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Surgeon general’s clerk.For compensation to the clerk in the office of the surgeon general, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Contingent expenses of the War Department.For the contingent expenses of the War Department, seven thousand dollars.

Secretary of the Navy.For compensation to the Secretary of the Navy, six thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Navy, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, eight thousand two hundred dollars.

Messengers.For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all allowances.

Contingent expenses.For the contingent expenses of the office of the Secretary of the Navy, two thousand five hundred dollars.

Commissioners of the navy board.For compensation to the commissioners of the navy board, ten thousand five hundred dollars.

Secretary of board.For compensation to the secretary of the commissioners of the navy board, two thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the commissioners of the navy board, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, three thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

Other clerks, &c.For compensation to three clerks, and a draftsman, as allowed by the acts of appropriation since the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, four thousand dollars.

Messenger.For compensation to the messenger in said office, seven hundred dollars, in full of all allowances.

Contingent expenses.For the contingent expenses of said office, one thousand eight hundred dollars.

Superintendent and watchmen of war and navy buildings.For allowance to the superintendent, and four watchmen, employed for the security of the war and navy buildings, and for the incidental and contingent expenses, including oil, fuel, candles, and labour, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Postmaster General.For compensation to the Postmaster General, four thousand dollars.

Assistant P. M. general.For compensation to the two assistant postmasters general, five thousand dollars.

Clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the General Post-office, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand seven hundred dollars.

Two clerks as allowed per act of 1823.
1823, ch. 31.
Messengers.
For compensation to two clerks, as allowed per act of appropriation of one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, one thousand six hundred dollars.

For compensation to the messengers in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all allowances.

Contingent expenses.For the contingent expenses of said office, four thousand dollars.

Surveyor general.For compensation to the surveyor general, two thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the surveyor general, two thousand one hundred dollars.

Surveyor south of Tennessee.For compensation to the surveyor south of Tennessee, two thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of said surveyor, one thousand seven hundred dollars.

Surveyor in Illinois and Missouri, &c.For compensation to the surveyor in Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas, two thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of said surveyor, two thousand dollars.

Surveyor in Alabama.For compensation to the surveyor in Alabama, two thousand dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of said surveyor, one thousand five hundred dollars.

Commissioner of public buildings.For compensation to the commissioner of the public buildings, in Washington city, one thousand five hundred dollars.

Officers and clerk of the mint.For compensation to the officers and clerk of the mint, nine thousand six hundred dollars.

Persons employed in the mint.For persons employed in the different operations of the mint, nine thousand four hundred dollars.

Contingent expenses, &c.For incidental and contingent expenses, and repairs, cost of machinery, and for allowance of wastage in the gold and silver coinage of the mint, seven thousand seven hundred and seventy-five dollars.

Governor, &c. of Michigan.For compensation to the governor, judges, and secretary of the Michigan territory, eight thousand seven hundred and thirty-six dollars and thirty cents.

Contingent expenses.For the contingent expenses of the Michigan territory, three hundred and fifty dollars.

Governor, &c. of Arkansas.For compensation to the governor, judges, and secretary of the Arkansas territory, six thousand six hundred dollars.

Contingent expenses.For the contingent expenses of the Arkansas territory, three hundred and fifty dollars.

Governor, judges, &c. of Florida.For compensation to the governor, judges, and secretary, of the Florida territory, seven thousand dollars.

Six commissioners.For compensation to six commissioners to settle land claims in said territory, twelve thousand dollars.

Chief justice, &c. of the United States.For compensation to the chief justice, the associate judges, and district judges of the United States, including the chief justice and associate judges of the District of Columbia, seventy-eight thousand and four hundred dollars.

Attorney general.For compensation to the attorney general of the United States, three thousand five hundred dollars.

Clerk.For compensation to the clerk in the office of the attorney general, eight hundred dollars.

Reporter of Supreme Court.For compensation to the reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court, one thousand dollars.

District attorneys and marshals.For compensation to sundry district attorneys and marshals as granted by law, including those in the several territories, ten thousand one hundred dollars.

Courts, jurors, and witnesses.For defraying the expenses of the Supreme, circuit, and district courts of the United States, including the District of Columbia, and of jurors and witnesses, in aid of the funds arising from fines, penalties, and forfeitures, and for defraying the expenses of prosecutions for offences against the United States, and for the safe keeping of prisoners, sixty thousand dollars.

Sundry pensions.For the payment of sundry pensions, granted by the late and present governments, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Lighthouses.
Buoys, &c.
For the support and maintenance of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and stakeages, including the purchase of oil, keepers’ salaries, repairs, and improvements, and contingent expenses, and including an unexpended balance of appropriation on the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, of seventeen thousand five hundred and eleven dollars and seventy-three cents; and, also, five thousand dollars in addition to the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars, heretofore appropriated, for building a lighthouse near fort Gratiot, in Michigan territory, one hundred and nine thousand seven hundred and seventy-four dollars and thirty-three cents.

Registers, &c.For payment of the salaries of the registers and receivers of the different land offices, thirty-nine thousand dollars.

Surveying.For surveying the public lands, seventy-five thousand dollars.

Capitol.For continuing the work on the centre building, eighty-six thousand dollars.

Repairs in the room occupied by the Supreme Court.For alterations and repairs in the room occupied by the Supreme Court, six hundred and forty dollars.

Capitol square, &c.For improving the capitol square and painting the railing round the same, two thousand dollars.

Footways.For making a footway in front of the public grounds and open spaces between the Capitol and Navy office, five thousand dollars.

Stationery, &c. for commissioners of loans.For stationery and books, for the offices of commissioners of loans, two thousand dollars.

Rent, &c. of the tenement occupied by the President.For rent and repairs of the tenement formerly occupied as a temporary residence by the President of the United States, eight hundred and thirty-nine dollars, twenty-four cents.

Registers for ships, &c.For registers for ships and vessels of the United States, and for lists of crews, four thousand dollars.

Seamen.For sick, disabled, and destitute seamen, in foreign countries, forty thousand dollars.

Miscellaneous claims.For the discharge of miscellaneous claims against the United States, not otherwise provided for, as shall be admitted in due course of settlement at the treasury, six thousand dollars.

Ministers, &c. of the United States.For the salaries of the ministers of the United States to London, Paris, St. Petersburg, Madrid, and Lisbon, the chargé des affaires at Madrid, from the third of March to the fourth of November, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, and also for the chargé des affaires at Stockholm, and the Hague, fifty-seven thousand five hundred dollars.

Ministers, &c. appointed to the governments on the continent of America.
Outfits.
For the salaries of the ministers or chargé des affairs of the United States, who have been, or may be appointed to the governments on the continent of America, thirty-six thousand dollars.

For outfits of the ministers to Paris and Madrid, eighteen thousand dollars.

Secretaries of legation.For salaries of the several secretaries of legation, eighteen thousand dollars.

Contingent expenses.For the contingent expenses of those missions, twenty thousand dollars.

Agents of claims.For the salaries of the agents of claims at London and Paris, four thousand dollars.

Commissioners, &c., under the first article of the treaty of Ghent, &c.For payment of the salaries of the commissioner and arbitrator under the first article of the treaty of Ghent, and for one half of the salary of the secretary, and half the contingent expenses of the commission, two thousand five hundred dollars, in addition to the unexpended balance of the appropriation for one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three for the same object.

Carrying into effect the sixth and seventh articles of the treaty of Ghent.
Barbary powers.
For expenses of carrying into effect the sixth and seventh articles of the treaty of Ghent, including the compensation of the commissioners, agents, and surveyors, and their contingent expenses, sixteen thousand dollars.

For expenses of intercourse with the Barbary powers, thirty thousand dollars.

Contingent expenses for foreign intercourse.For contingent expenses of foreign intercourse, forty thousand dollars.

Extra clerks in General Post-office.For compensation for extra clerks employed in the General Post-office during the last year, nine hundred and thirty-nine dollars and twenty-five cents.

Legislative council of Michigan.For compensation of nine members of the legislative council of the Michigan territory, at two dollars each, per day, for sixty days, one thousand and eighty dollars.

Contingent expenses, &c.For the contingent expenses of the legislative council, including the printing of the laws of said territory, one thousand two hundred dollars.

Secretaries, &c.For the salaries of the secretaries of the land commissioners of East and West Florida, two thousand five hundred dollars.

Compensation, &c., of legislative council of Florida, &c.For compensation and travelling expenses of the members of the legislative council of the Florida territory, and for contingent expenses of the territory, including arrearages for the years one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, and one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, six thousand six hundred and sixty-two dollars and sixty-four cents, being the unexpended balance of last year.

Medals, &c.For the completion of the medals voted by Congress to certain general officers; to purchase gold for the medals, and to replace General McComb’s medal, two thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

Draughtsman, &c.For a draughtsman and two colourers, for the general land office, authorized by law, three thousand dollars.

Paid out of the treasury.
Proviso.
Sec. 2. 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, also, That nothing in this section contained, shall be construed to 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 of 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, April 2, 1824.