United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 12

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Feb. 21, 1825.
Chap. XII.—An Act making appropriations for the support of the navy of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.

Special appropriations for the support of the navy for 1825.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, for defraying the expenses of the navy, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated:

Subsistence and pay.For the pay and subsistence of the officers, and pay of the seamen, other than those at navy yards, shore stations, and in ordinary, seven hundred and eighty-three thousand five hundred and fifty-four dollars thirty-seven cents.

At navy yards, &c.For the pay and subsistence of officers and others, at navy yards, shore stations, and in ordinary, two hundred and seventy-nine thousand three hundred and sixty-four dollars and seventy-three cents.

Provisions.For provisions, three hundred and fifty-five thousand eight hundred and seventy-five dollars.

Repairs.For repairs of vessels, and for wear and tear of vessels in commission, four hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

Improvement, &c. of navy yards.For improvement and repairs of navy yards, one hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars, viz: at Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, three thousand dollars; at Charlestown, in Massachusetts, twenty thousand dollars; at New York, sixty thousand dollars; at Philadelphia, twelve thousand dollars; at Washington, forty thousand dollars; at Norfolk, including the purchase of a tract of land, for the extension and security of the navy yard at that place, thirty thousand dollars.

Ordnance.For ordnance and ordnance stores, thirty-five thousand dollars.

Medicines, &c.For medicines and hospital stores, thirty-five thousand dollars.

Sundry expenses.For defraying the expenses which may accrue during the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, for the following purposes: For freight and transportation of materials and stores of every description; for wharfage and dockage; for storage and rent: for travelling expenses of officers, and transportation of seamen; for house rent or chamber money; for fuel and candles to officers, other than those attached to navy yards and shore stations; for commissions, clerk hire, office rent, stationery, and fuel, to navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for expenses of pursuing deserters: for compensation to judge advocates: for per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, and to officers engaged in extra service beyond the limits of their stations; for expenses of persons in sick quarters; for burying deceased persons belonging to the navy; for printing and for stationery of every description; for books, charts, nautical and mathematical instruments, chronometers, models, and drawings; for purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, wheels, and workmen’s tools, of every description; for postage of letters on the public service; for pilotage; for cabin furniture for vessels in commission; for taxes on navy yards and public property; for assistance rendered to public vessels in distress; for incidental labour at navy yards, not applicable to any other appropriation; for coals and other fuel for forges, founderies, steam-engines, and for candles, oil, and fuel; for vessels in commission and in ordinary: and for no other object or purpose whatever—two hundred thousand dollars.

Contingent expenses.For contingent expenses, for objects arising in the current year, and not hereinbefore enumerated, five thousand dollars.

Marine corps.For pay and subsistence of the marine corps, one hundred and eighty-nine thousand eight hundred and sixty dollars and fifty cents.

For clothing for the same, twenty-eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-five dollars.

For fuel for the same, six thousand dollars.

For medicines, hospital stores, and instruments for the officers and marines stationed on shore, two thousand three hundred and sixty-nine dollars seventy-one cents.

For contingent expenses, that is to say: fuel for commissioned officers, transportation, stationery, bed sacks, straw, extra rations to officers, and postage on public letters, fourteen thousand dollars.

For arrearages of contingent expenses for the years one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three and one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, five thousand dollars.

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:Proviso. 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, February 21, 1825.