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For repairs of barracks and rent of temporary barracks and offices, eight thousand dollars.
For contingencies, viz: freight, ferriage, cartage, and wharfage, compensation to judges-advocates, per diem for attending courts-martial and courts of inquiry, for constant labor, house-rent in lieu of quarters, burial of deceased marines, printing, stationery, postage, apprehension of deserters, oil, candles, gas, forage, straw, furniture, bed sacks, spades, shovels, axes, picks, carpenter's tools, keep of a horse for the messenger, pay of matron, washerwoman, and porter at the hospital head-quarters, and for the building of two cisterns at head-quarters, thirty-two thousand five hundred dollars.
For the construction and completion of works, and for the current repairs at the several navy yards, viz:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire.-For completing launching ways of ship house number four, pitch house, tools for machinists and smiths, timber slip, dredging, fences, completing the extension of ship house number four, repairs of all kinds, seventy-eight thousand two hundred dollars.
Boston. For stone wall and filling around machine shop, battery and ordnance quay, paving, pile wharf, gas pipes and burners for yard and officers' quarters, cleaning out timber dock, braiding machine, fittings for hide cutter, bobbins for ropewalk, and strop gauging machine for block shop, dry dock engines, (deficiency,) completing shear wharf, engine for gun carriage shop, steam pump for watering ships, and for repairs of all kinds, one hundred and twenty-one thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.
New York. For building and completing store-house, building and completing coal house, extending quay wall, launching ways in ship houses D and E, dredging channels, repairs of cob wharf, dry dock paving and flagging, permanent fixtures for heating saw mill, improvement of new purchase for site of marine barracks, and piling for the same, if necessary filling low places, completing water pipes, lightning conductors, extending sewers, completing steaming house and machinery, completing oakum picking machine and engine for the same, stable for commandant's horse, and for repairs of all kinds, four hundred and twenty-one thousand four hundred and twenty-two dollars.
For deficiency for castings for engine house, one thousand four hundred and sixty-six dollars and fifty-eight cents.
Philadelphia. For steam house and stoves, dredging channels, repairs of dock, basin, and railway, building and completing guard houses, building and completing offices, and repairs of all kinds, sixty-four thousand five hundred and twenty dollars.
Washington.-For completing extension of boiler shop, completing conversion of old ordnance to machine shop, timber shed, pavements, drains, and gutters, grading and filling, dredging, extension of iron foundry, machinery and tools, and for repairs of all kinds, two hundred and twenty-one thousand and eighty-eight dollars.
For completing repairs of brass foundry, destroyed by fire, five thou sand five hundred and fifty dollars.
Norfolk. For grading and draining, iron railway and cars, dredging, continuing quay wall, timber landing and slip at saw mill, masting shears, engines, tools, cranes, and lighters, completing and extending saw mill, and for repairs of all kinds, two hundred and six thousand five hundred dollars.
Pensacola. For completing permanent wharf, deep basin and dredging, completing rail tracks, completing removal of sunken caisson, completing extension of granite wharf, dredging and piers in front of basin, mast shears, kitchen to ordinary quarters, repairs of dock, basin, and railway,
completing wharves, paint shop, lightning conductors, and for repairs of all kinds, one hundred and seventy-seven thousand nine hundred and thirty-four dollars.
San Francisco. For four houses for officers, steam box, pitch kettles, San Francisco. wharf, with stone wall, saw mill, artesian well, grading, completing smithery, joiners' shop and timber shed, storehouse, and wharf, three hundred and twenty-two thousand dollars.
For the construction and completion of works, and for current repairs of the several naval hospitals:
Boston. For building and completing surgeon's house, and for repairs of all kinds, sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.
New York. For brick building, machinery, and fixtures for warming and ventilating hospital, for filling and grading cemetery, repairs of laboratory buildings, repairs of all kinds, twenty thousand six hundred and fifty dollars.
Naval Asylum, Philadelphia.-For painting and repairing main build- Naval Asylum, ing, governor's and surgeon's houses, iron railing for southwest wall, Philadelphia. repairs of furnaces, grates, furniture, cleaning and whitewashing, gas, water rent, and miscellaneous repairs, eight thousand nine hundred dollars. Norfolk. For repairs of all kinds, six thousand dollars.
Pensacola. For wall around burial-ground, steam-boiler, pump and reservoir, draining and filling ponds, and for general repairs, eighteen thousand five hundred dollars.
For the construction and completion of works, and for the current repairs at the several naval magazines :
Portsmouth, New Hampshire.-For ordnance building, shell house for loaded shells, gun skids and shot beds, forty thousand dollars. Boston. For repairs of all kinds, one thousand dollars.
New York. For altering gunner's to store house, shot beds, skids, powder boat, dredging, and repairs of all kinds, sixteen thousand dollars. Washington. For building and completing iron shed for ordnance purposes, twenty-two thousand dollars.
Norfolk. For repairs of wall at Fort Norfolk, shot beds, gun skids and crane, new machinery and tools, eleven thousand dollars.
Pensacola. For brick wall around shell house, and for current repairs, two thousand six hundred dollars.
For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the civil establishments at the several navy yards and stations, one hundred and twentyfive thousand seven hundred and eighty-two dollars.
Pay of navy yard civil establishments.
For the purchase of nautical instruments required for the use of the navy; for repairs of the same, and also of astronomical instruments; and nautical instrufor the purchase of nautical books, maps, and charts, and for backing and binding the same, twenty thousand dollars.
For printing and publishing sailing directions, hydrographical surveys, and astronomical observations, fifteen thousand dollars: Provided, That the charts shall be sold when completed, and the instruments used be of American manufacture.
Printing and publishing
Charts to be sold.
Wind and cur
For continuing the publication of the series of wind and current charts, and for defraying all the expenses connected therewith, eighteen thousand rent charts. dollars.
For models, drawings, and copying, postage, freight, and transportation, Naval Obser for working lithographic press, including chemicals, for keeping grounds vatory. in order, for fuel and lights, and for all other contingent expenses of the United States Naval Observatory and hydrographical office, twelve thousand dollars.
For the wages of persons employed at the United States Naval Obser
Basin, &c., at San Francisco.
Coal depot at Key West.
of marine corps
vatory and hydrographical office, viz: one lithographer, one instrument maker, two watchmen, and one porter, three thousand one hundred and sixty dollars.
For erection, improvement, and repairs of buildings and grounds, and support of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, thirty-nine thousand five hundred and ninety-five dollars and twenty-two cents.
For preparing the American Nautical Almanac, twenty-five thousand seven hundred and thirty-two dollars and sixty-four cents.
For Stevens's war steamer, eighty-six thousand seven hundred and seventeen dollars and eighty-four cents.
For completing basin and railway at the navy yard at San Francisco, three hundred and five thousand dollars.
For completing coal depot at Key West, Florida, twenty-five thousand dollars.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That out of the sum of thirty-one for contingencies thousand five hundred dollars, appropriated by "Act making appropriain act of 1855, tions for the naval service for the year ending the thirtieth June, eighteen ch. 198, may be hundred and fifty-six," approved third March, eighteen hundred and fiftyapplied to gas five "For contingencies of the Marine Corps," there be allowed and paid fixtures, &c. any expenses which have been incurred for the purpose of introducing gas into the quarters and hospital head-quarters, and for lighting the same. APPROVED, August 16, 1856.
Aug. 16, 1856.
the House of
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CHAP. CXXIII.-An Act to regulate the Compensation of Members of Congress. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United of each senator States of America in Congress assembled, That the compensation of each and member of senator, representative and delegate in Congress shall be six thousand dollars for each Congress, and mileage as now provided by law for two sessions only, to be paid in manner following, to wit: on the first day of each regular session each senator, representative and delegate shall receive his mileage for one session, and on the first day of each month thereafter during such session, compensation at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum during the continuance of such session, and at the end of such session he shall receive the residue of his salary due to him at such time at the rate aforesaid still unpaid; and at the beginning of the second regular session of the Congress each senator, representative, and delegate shall receive his mileage for such second session and monthly during such session compensation at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum till the fourth day of March terminating the Congress, and on that day each senator, representative, and delegate shall be entitled to receive any balance of the six thousand dollars not theretofore paid in the said monthly instalments as above directed.
Pay of Presi- SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President of the Senate dent of Senate, pro tempore, and pro tempore when there shall be no Vice-President, or the Vice-President of the Speaker. shall have become President of the United States, shall receive the compensation provided by law for the Vice-President; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall receive double the compensation above provided for representatives, payable at the times and in the manner above provided for payment of the compensation of representatives.
This law to apply to this Con
case of the death of any member.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That this law shall apply to the present Congress, and each senator, representative, and delegate shall be entitled to receive the difference only between their per diem compensation already received under the law now in force and the compensation provided by this act.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That in the event of the death of any senator, representative, or delegate prior to the commencement of the first session of the Congress, he shall be neither entitled to mileage or compensation; and in the event of death after the commencement of any session, his representatives shall be entitled to receive so much of his com
pensation, computed at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum, as he may not have received; and any mileage that may have actually accrued and be due and unpaid.
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That if any books shall hereafter be Price of books ordered to and received by members of Congress by a resolution of either ordered to be deor both houses of Congress, the price paid for the same shall be deducted from the compensation hereinbefore provided for such member or members: Provided, however, That this shall not extend to books ordered to be printed by the public printer during the Congress for which the said. member shall have been elected.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House and Secretary of the Senate respectively, to deduct from the monthly payments of members as herein provided for, the amount of his compensation for each day that such member shall be absent from the House or Senate respectively, unless such representative, senator, or delegate shall assign as the reason for such absence, the sickness of himself or of some member of his family..
Deduction for absence.
SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with or repugnant to the provisions of this act, be and the same acts repealed. are hereby repealed.
APPROVED, August 16, 1856.
CHAP. CXXIV.-An Act to amend the Acts regulating the Fees, Costs, and other judicial Aug. 16, 1856. Expenses of the Government in the States, Territories, and District of Columbia, and for other Purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter, before the Accounts of accounts of the United States marshals, district attorneys, and clerks, are marshals, attorneys and clerks presented to the accounting officers of the Treasury Department for set- to be certified by tlement, they shall be examined and certified to by the district judge of District Judge the United States in the district in which the officers presenting the before revision. accounts officiate, whether in the States or Territories, and the same shall be subject to revision upon their merits by said accounting officers, as in case of other public accounts: Provided, however, That no accounts of fees be charged for or costs paid to any witness or juror, upon the order of any judge or com- erroneous missioner, shall be so reexamined as to charge any marshal for an erroneous taxation of such fees or costs.
Marshal not to
amounts paid to jurors or witnesses under or
.SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the accounts of the commis- der. sioners of the United States circuit courts shall be examined and certified commissioners to to by the district judge of the district in which they are appointed, pre- be certified by vious to their presentation to, or revision by, the accounting officers of the judge. Treasury Department.
SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That in no case shall the fees of Only four witmore than four witnesses be taxed against the United States in the exami- nesses to be taxed against Unination of criminal cases before the commissioners of the United States ted States before circuit courts, unless their materiality and importance shall first be commissioners, unless. &c. proved and certified to by the United States district attorney for the district in which the examination shall take place, subject to revision, as in other cases.
SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That in all these cases before mentioned, an appeal shall lie from the decision of the accounting officers to the Secretary of the Interior.
Judges of SuTerritories may
SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the judges of the supreme court in each of the Territories, or a majority of them, shall, when assem- preme Courts of bled at their respective seats of government, fix and appoint the several fix the times and times and places of holding the several courts in their respective districts, places of their and limit the duration of the terms thereof: Provided, That the said courts shall not be held at more than three places in any one Territory: Provisos. And provided, further, That the judge or judges holding such courts shall
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adjourn the same, without day, at any time before the expiration of such terms, whenever in his or their opinion the further continuance thereof is not necessary.
SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That all costs and fees for services in District of Co-rendered by the clerks of the several courts in the District of Columbia, lumbia against private parties chargeable to others than the United States, shall be payable immedipayable when ately after the services are performed, and shall be collected by such rules service is per- and regulations, not incompatible with law, as may be prescribed by the courts in which such services are rendered, but shall in no case be paid by the United States.
Courts may discharge grand ju
No officer of court to have witness fees.
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SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That the several circuit and district courts of the United States, the district courts of the Territories, and the criminal court of the District of Columbia, shall have the power to discharge the grand juries of the respective courts whenever they shall be of opinion that the public interests will not be subserved by a further continuance of the session of said grand jury.
SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That no officer of the United States courts, including the bailiffs, guards, or deputies of the United States marshals, whether in the States, Territories, or District of Columbia, shall be entitled to witness fees, either before a court or commissioners where he is officiating.
SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That the United States shall hereble to justices after be liable to the justices and constables of the county of Washington, of Washington in the District of Columbia, for their fees and services in cases of felony County, D. C., only; and so much of the fifteenth section of the act of May seventeen, only in case of eighteen hundred and forty-eight, entitled "An act to continue, alter, and 1848, ch. 42. amend the charter of the city of Washington," as provided otherwise, is Vol. ix. p. 229. hereby repealed; said fees shall be paid by the United States marshal, upon the approval of the judge of the criminal court of the District of Columbia, subject to the revision by the accounting officers of the treasury, and to appeal to the Secretary of the Interior.
Said fees how
Clerks of Su
SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of each of preme Courts of the judges of the supreme court of the respective Territories of the United States to designate and appoint one person as clerk of the district over which he presides, where one is not already appointed, and to designate and retain but one such clerk where more than one is already appointed, and only such district clerks shall be entitled to a compensation from the United States except for fees taxable to the United States.
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SEC. 11. And be it further enacted, That so much of the third section act of 1853, ch. of the act of February twenty-six, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, entivides for making tled An act to regulate the fees and costs to be allowed to clerks, marup salaries of shals and attorneys of the circuit and district courts of the United States, clerks to $500, and for other purposes," as requires "that when the compensation of any Vol. x. p. 166. clerk shall be less than five hundred dollars per annum, the difference ascertained and allowed by the proper accounting officers of the treasury shall be paid to him therefrom," is hereby repealed.
U. States are a
Accounts for SEC. 12. And be it further enacted, That all accounts of the United services when States district attorneys for services rendered in cases instituted in the party in interest United States or State courts, when the United States is a party in intermerely, or when est, but not of record; or in cases instituted against the officers of the officers are sued, United States or their deputies, or duly appointed agents, for acts commit
No marshal or deputy to be commissioner.
ted or omitted or suffered by them in the lawful discharge of their duties, shall be audited and allowed as in other cases, assimilating the fees, as near as may be, to those provided by said act of February twenty-six, eighteen hundred and fifty-three for like or similar services.
SEC. 13. And be it further enacted, That no marshal, or deputy marshal, of any of the courts of the United States, shall hold or exercise the duties of commissioner of any of said courts, nor receive compensation therefor.