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may permit contractors to
ceed 20 per
Postmaster- contract he may enter into, for the convey. general
ance of the mail, may authorize the personi
with whom fuch contract is made, to carry carry neitt, newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, other
than those carried in the mail.
Sec. 23. And be it further enacted, That the commiflion Postmaster-General be, and he is hereby auto deputies. thorized to allow to the deputy-postmasters,
respectively, such commission on the monies arising from the postage of letters and packets, as he shall think adequate to their respective services
and expenses : Provided, The said Not to ex. commission shall not exceed twenty per cent.
to any one deputy, except the postmaster at
the port where the European packets do or Except at shall arrive, to whom such farther allowance, port where in addition to the emoluments of his office, packets ar
shall be made, as the Postmaster-General shall deem a reasonable compensation for his extraservices, in the receipt and dispatch of letters originally received into his office, from on board such packets, and by him forwarded to
other offices : And except the deputy-post. Burlington master at Burlington, on Lake Champlain, Champlain. whose compensation the Postmaster-General
is hereby authorized to augment, on account of his extra-trouble in receiving mails passing to and from Canada, to a sum, not exceeding
one hundred dollars per annum : And except Allowance certain deputy-postmasters who are obliged to deputies rise in the night to receive mails, whose comthe night, pensations the Postmaster-General is hereby
authorized to increase, not exceeding forty per cent. on the amount of monies arising on
the postage of letters and packets : And pron not to ex. vided also, That the compensations aforesaid eeed 1,800 shall not exceed one thousand eight hundred
dollars per annum to any one postmaster, ex
cepting the deputy-postmaster at Philadelphia, Escapi de who shall be allowed a compensation, not ex- puty poft ceeding the sum of three thousand five hun. Philadeldred dollars a year, including all perquisites phia and and emoluments, of which a regular account shall be rendered to the Postmatter-General: And excepting the deputy-postmaster at NewYork, who shall be allowed a compensation, not exceeding two thousand feven hundred dollars a year, including all perquisites and emoluments, of which a regular account shall be rendered, as aforesaid : Provided also, That the reasonable charges of the deputy-poftmalters for stationary, for cases necessary for the war fafe-keeping and convenient distribution of let- ry, &c. ters, and for advertising the lists of letters, from time to time, remaining in their offices, accompanied with proper vouchers, shall be admitted by the Postmaster-General, and placed to their credit : And there shall also be allowed to the deputy-postmaster of Philadel. Fextra alphia, for his extraordinary expenses incurred lowance to in the execution of his office, under the ex- of Philaisting law, an additional compensation, at the delphia. rate of eight hundred and fifty dollars a year, to be computed from the first day of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, to the first day of June next.
Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That if any deputy-postmaster, or other person autho- Postmaler. rized to receive the postage of letters and pac- proiecute kets, shall neglect or refuse to jender his ac- deputies counts, and pay over to the Postmaster-General to Tettle the balance by him due, at the end of every three months, it shall be the duty of the Postmaster-General to cause a suit to be commenced against the person or persons so neglecting or refusing: and if the Poftmaller-General Vol. III,
the delivery of letters in the places, repectively, where such post-offices are established; and for the delivery of each such letter, the lettercarrier may receive of the person to whom the delivery is made, two cents : Provided, That no letter shall be delivered to such lettercarrier for distribution, addressed to any per- May refon who shall have lodged at the post-office a ceive two written request, that his letters shall be detain- each letter. ed in the office. And for every letter lodged at any post office, not to be carried by post, but to be delivered at the place whereit is so lodged, the deputy-postmaster shall receive one cent of the person to whom it shall be delivered.
Sect. 29. And be it further enacted, That when this this act shall be in force, from the first day of a thail be June next. FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG
Speaker of the House of Representatives. JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United
States, and President of the Senate. Approved, May the eighth, 1794: GEORGE WASHINGTON,
President of the United States.
Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.
of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress asembled, That the number of seven hundred and fixty-four
To be de' nominated
Troops to non-commissioned officers, privates and artififor 3 ycars. cers, to serve as privates and musicians, fhall
be engaged for the term of three years, by voluntary inlistments ; and that the proper proportion of commiilioned officers thall be appointed to command the fame.
Sec. 2. And be it furiber cnacted, That the How incor- aforesaid commiffioned and non-commiflioned porated.
officers, privates, artificers and musicians, shall be incorporated with the corps of artillery now in the service of the United States, and
denominated the corps of artillerists and engicoris of ar- neers, and that the entire number of the said engincers. corps, exclusively of the commillioned officers,
shall be nine hundred and ninety-two. Organizas Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the
organization of the faid corps be as herein mentioned, to wit : One lieutenant-colonel commandant, one adjutant, one surgeon ; four battalions, cach to consist of one major, one adjutant and paymaster, and one surgeon's mate; and four companies, each to consist of one captain, two lieutenants, two cadets with the pay, clothing and rations of a ferjeant, four ferjeants, four corporals, forty-two privates, fappers and miners, and ten artificers to serve as privates, and two musicians.
Sec. 4. Ard bs it further enacted, That the Pay and allowancc. additional commiflioned officers, non-commis
fioned officers, privates, artificers and musicians, by this act directed to be raised, shall receive the fame pay and allowances, in all respects, as the troops already in the fervice of the United States; and they shall also be governed by the same rules and articles of war, which have been, or may be, by law establihed.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it