United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 13

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Feb. 25, 1825.
[Obsolete.]
Chap. XIII.—An Act making appropriations for the support of government, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.

Sums appropriated for the year 1825.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-five; that is to say:—

Congress and their officers.
1824, ch. 1.
For compensation to the Senators, and members of the House of Representatives, their officers and clerks, in addition to the sum of two hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars, appropriated by the act of the fifteenth day of December last, sixty-four thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight dollars.

Contingent expenses thereof.For expenses of fuel, stationery, printing, and all other incidental and contingent expenses, of both Houses of Congress, sixty-five thousand dollars.

Library and librarian of Congress.For the 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 and fifty dollars.

Mechanist for patent office.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation to one mechanist, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, seven hundred dollars.

Incidental and 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-five thousand five 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, including four hundred dollars short appropriated for one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, ten thousand eight hundred dollars.

Additional clerk.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation of one clerk, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

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

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, in full of all allowances.

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, in full of all allowances.

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

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

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

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, sixteen thousand two hundred dollars.

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

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 messenger and assistant in said office, one thousand and fifty dollars, in full of all 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.

Additional clerk.For one additional clerk, employed per act of appropriation of one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand dollars.

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

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.

Additional clerk.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation to clerks in said office, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, three thousand seven hundred 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 clerks.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation to clerks in said office, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand two hundred dollars.

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

Register.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.

Messengers.For compensation to the messenger and assistant messenger in said office, including the allowance for stamping ship’s registers, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars, including all 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.

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

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

Contingent expenses.For allowance to the person employed in transmitting passports and sea-letters, for expenses 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-five, thirty 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-one thousand six hundred dollars.

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

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

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

Clerks in office of commissary general.
1824, ch. 157.
Messenger.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the commissary general of purchases, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, three thousand five hundred dollars.

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

Adjutant general’s clerks.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the adjutant general, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Clerks of commissary general of subsistence.
1824, ch. 157.
Clerks of chief engineer.
1824, ch. 157.
Clerks of the ordnance.
1818, ch. 87.
For compensation to the clerks in the office of the commissary general of subsistence, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the office of the chief engineer, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the clerks in the ordnance office, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, two thousand nine hundred and fifty dollars.

Surgeon general’s clerk.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation to the clerk in the surgeon general’s office, per act of the twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Clerks in the quartermaster general’s office.For compensation to the clerks in the quartermaster general’s office, two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars.

Contingent expenses of War Department.For contingent expenses of the War Department, including all the subordinate offices thereof, 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.

Additional clerk.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation to one clerk in said office, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand dollars.

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

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

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

Secretary of the navy commissioners.For compensation to the secretary to 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.

Clerks and a draftsman.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation of clerks, and a draftsman, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, 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, and candles, two thousand and one hundred and fifty dollars.

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

Assistant P. M. general.For compensation to 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 April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, twenty-two thousand seven hundred dollars.

Additional clerks.
1824, ch. 157.
For compensation to clerks in said office, per act of twenty-sixth May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, five thousand six 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 said office, four thousand dollars.

Repairing building, &c.For repairing building and yard of the General Post-office, two thousand dollars.

Extra clerks.For compensation to extra clerks in the General Post-office, since the first of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one thousand and eighty-eight dollars and six cents.

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 the said surveyor, one thousand seven hundred dollars.

Additional Clerks.For compensation of two additional clerks in said office, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, one thousand seven hundred dollars.

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

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

Surveyor in Florida.For compensation to the surveyor in Florida, including part of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, two thousand five hundred dollars.

Clerks.For compensation to the clerks in the office of the said surveyor, two 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 mint.For compensation to the officers and clerk of the mint, nine thousand six hundred dollars.

Furnishing the President’s house.For furnishing the President’s house, under the direction of the President of the United States, fourteen thousand dollars.

Persons in the mint.For compensation to 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, seven thousand eight hundred dollars.

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

Members of the legislative council.For compensation of nine members of the legislative council of the Michigan territory, one thousand and eighty dollars.

For expenses of the session of said council.For defraying the expenses of the approaching session of the legislative council of the Michigan territory, three thousand and thirty-two dollars.

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

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

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

Governor, judges, members of the council of Florida.For compensation to the governor, judges, and secretary, of the Florida territory, eight thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation of thirteen members of the legislative council of the territory of Florida, estimating twenty-eight days, at three dollars per day, each, one thousand one hundred and seventy dollars.

Contingent expenses of said council.For contingent expenses of the legislative council, including travelling expenses of the members, and printing the laws of said territory, two thousand dollars.

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

Chief justice, the associate judges, &c.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-nine thousand two 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 the Supreme Court.For compensation to the reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court, one thousand dollars.

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

Expenses of the Supreme Court, &c.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, two hundred thousand dollars.

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

Lighthouses, &c.For the report and maintenance of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and stakeages, including the purchase of oil, keepers’ salaries, repairs and improvements, and contingent expenses, one hundred and seventeen thousand four hundred and eighty-five dollars and eighty-five cents.

Buoys.For procuring and placing three buoys on the bar near the port of Georgetown, South Carolina, being the amount of an appropriation for that object, carried to the surplus fund on the thirty-first December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, three hundred dollars.

Lighthouse on Baker’s island.For building a lighthouse on Baker’s Island, near Mount Desert, in the state of Maine, in addition to the appropriation of two thousand five hundred dollars, made on the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, one thousand three hundred dollars.

Buoy at the mouth of Scupernong river.For placing a buoy at the mouth of Scuppernong river, in North Carolina, in addition to the appropriation of forty dollars, made on the twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, one hundred and forty dollars.

Buoy at the entrance of Beaufort.For placing a buoy at the entrance of Beaufort, in North Carolina, eight hundred dollars.

Balances due officers of internal revenue, &c.For the payment of balances due to officers of the old internal revenue and direct tax, being the amount carried to the surplus fund on the thirty-first of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, eight thousand one hundred and thirty-six dollars and fourteen cents.

Public buildings.For the public buildings in Washington city, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, eighty thousand dollars.

Fire engine and hose.For repairs made to the fire engine and hose, for the use of the public buildings, and for keeping the same in repair, one hundred and ten dollars.

Capitol square.For improving the Capitol square, one thousand dollars.

Paving footways on south side of Pennsylvania avenue.For paving the foorway in front of the public grounds on the south side of the Pennsylvania avenue, between the Capitol and the navy office, and for placing stone steps at the several entrances of the navy office, six thousand one hundred and sixty-one dollars and ninety-seven cents.

President’s square.For levelling, graduating, and improving the President’s square, five thousand dollars.

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

Votes for President, &c.For bringing to the seat of government the votes for President and Vice President of the United States, three thousand three hundred dollars.

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

Surveying public lands.For surveying the public lands of the United States, including the services of three commissioners and a surveyor, appointed to value the lands between Roberts’ and Ludlow’s lines, in the state of Ohio, one hundred and fourteen thousand nine hundred and eighty-two dollars and sixty cents.

Registers, &c.For the salaries of the registers and receivers of land offices, forty-two thousand dollars.

Ministers, &c. of the United States.For the salaries of the ministers at London, Paris, St. Petersburg, and Madris and the chargé des affaires at Stockholm, in the Netherlands, and at Lisbon, forty-nine thousand five hundred dollars.

Outfits.For outfits of ministers to London and Madris, and for chargé des affaires at Lisbon and at Paris, twenty-seven thousand dollars.

Salaries of ministers, &c., appointed to the governments on the continent of America.For the salaries of ministers or chargé d’affaires who have been, or may be, appointed to the governments on the American continent, to wit: Colombia, nine thousand dollars; Chili, nine thousand dollars; Mexico, nine thousand dollars; Buenos Ayres, four thousand five hundred dollars; Guatemala, four thousand five hundred dollars; and Brazil, four thousand five hundred dollars; in all, forty thousand five hundred dollars.

Outfits of ministers.For outfits of a minister to Mexico, and to a chargé d’affaires at Guatemala, Buenos Ayres, and Brazil, twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars.

Secretaries of legation.For the salaries of secretaries of legation, fourteen thousand dollars.

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

Salaries of agents, &c.For the salaries of agents of claims at Paris and London, four thousand dollars.

Contingent expenses, &c.For the contingent expenses of foreign intercourse, forty thousand dollars.

Seamen.For the relief and protection of distressed American seamen in foreign countries, thirty-five thousand dollars.

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

Commissioner, &c., under treaty of Ghent.For the salaries of the commissioner and arbitrator under the first article of the treaty of Ghent, one half the salary of the secretary, and half the contingent expenses of the commission, twelve thousand dollars.

Carrying into effect the 6th and 7th articles of treaty.For expenses of carrying into effect the sixth and seventh articles of the treaty of Ghent, including the compensation of the commissioner, agent, and surveyor, and their contingent expenses, sixteen 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.

The Secretary of the Treasury to refund moneys paid for lands erroneously sold by the United States.
Act of Jan. 12, 1825, ch. 5.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to pay, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum or sums of money, to which any person, or the legal representatives of any person, may be entitled, by virtue of the act authorizing repayment for lands erroneously sold by the United States, approved the twelfth day of January, in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-five, upon such person, or his or her legal representatives, complying with the requisitions of that act.

Approved, February 25, 1825.