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Artificial limbs.

Medicines, &c., for contrabands.

Contingent expenses of adjutant

For artificial limbs for volunteer soldiers and seamen, forty-five thousand dollars.

For the army medical museum, five thousand dollars.

For medicines and medical attendance for negro refugees, (commonly called contrabands,) fifty thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of the adjutant general's department,

general's depart at department headquarters, two thousand dollars.

ment.

Commanding general's office.

Armament fortifications.

of

Ordnance ser

vice.

Ordnance stores, supplies.

Manufacture of

arms.

Repairs, &c., at national armory.

Gunpowder and

lead.

Arsenals.

Purchase, &c.,

For expenses of the commanding general's office, ten thousand dollars.

For armament of fortifications, two million five hundred thousand dollars.

For the current expenses of the ordnance service, nine hundred thousand dollars.

For ordnance, ordnance stores, and supplies, including horse equipments for all mounted troops, six million five hundred and forty-five thousand dollars.

For the manufacture of arms at the national armory, two million eight hundred and eighty thousand dollars.

For repairs and improvements and new machinery at the national armory at Springfield, Massachusetts, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For the purchase of gunpowder and lead, two million four hundred and eighty thousand dollars.

For additions to and extensions of shop room, machinery, tools, and fixtures, at arsenals, five hundred thousand dollars.

For purchase and manufacture of arms for volunteers and reguof arms, ordnance, lars, and ordnance and ordnance stores, fourteen million nine hundred and sixty-thousand dollars.

&c.

Military defen

ces.

Purchase, &c.,

of instruments.

Charts of lake

surveys.

For surveys of military defences, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

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For purchase and repair of instruments, ten thousand dollars. For printing charts of lake surveys, fifteen thousand dollars. For continuing the survey of the northern and northwestern Survey of lakes. lakes, including Lake Superior, one hundred and six thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine dollars.

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For the signal service of the United States army, one hundred and fifteen thousand eight hundred and ninety-one dollars.

For deficiency for signal service, for the United States army, for the year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, twelve thousand two hundred and twenty-five dollars.

No money to be SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That no money shall be paid as salary in any office unless paid from the treasury of the United States to any person acting, or assuming to act, as an officer, civil, military, or naval, as salary in any office, which office is not authorized by some previously existing law, unless where such office shall be subsequently sanctioned by law, nor shall any money be paid out of the treasury, as salary, to any person appointed during the recess of the Senate to fill a vacancy in any existing office, which vacancy existed while the Senate was in session, and is by law required to be filled by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, until such appointee shall have been confirmed by the Senate.

Nor to any perfill certain vacan

son appointed to

cies.

Approved, February 9, 1863.

CHAPTER XXVI.

AN ACT making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department February 9, 1863. during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty four.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the propriation. following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the service of the Post Office Department for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, out of any moneys in the treasury arising from the revenues of the said department, in conformity to the act of the second of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six:

For transportation of the mails, (inland,) seven million two hundred and two thousand dollars.

For foreign mail transportation, four hundred and twenty thou- ' sand dollars.

For ship, steamboat, and way letters, eight thousand dollars. For compensation to postmasters, two million four hundred and thirty thousand dollars.

For clerks for post-offices, nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For payments to letter-carriers, one hundred and eighty thousand dollars.

For compensation of blank agents and assistants, six thousand dollars.

For wrapping paper, forty thousand dollars.

For twine, fifteen thousand dollars.

For office stamps, six thousand dollars.

For office furniture, three thousand dollars.
For advertising, fifty-five thousand dollars.

For postage stamps and stamped envelopes, one hundred thousand dollars.

For mail depredations and special agents, seventy-five thousand dollars.

For mail boys [bags] sixty-five thousand dollars.

For mail locks, keys, and miscellaneous items, ten thousand dollars.

For payment of balances due to foreign countries, two hundred and ten thousand dollars.

Transportation of the maiis.

Ship, &c., letters.
Postmasters and

clerks.

Letter carriers.

&c.

Blank

agents,

Wrapping paper, twine, &c.

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Miscellaneous.

For miscellaneous payments, one hundred and fifty-five thousand dollars; of which not exceeding four thousand dollars may be appropriated for fitting up a portion of the custom-houses at Newport, Rhode Island, and New Bedford, Massachusetts, for the Newport and New use of the post-offices in said cities.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of one million dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the service of the California central route.

Post-offices

Bedford.

at

California central route.

Undrawn bal ances applicable to

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That in case the revenues of the Post-Office Department are insufficient to meet the appro- deficiencies. priations made by this act the undrawn balances of appropri ations heretofore made to supply deficiencies of that department are hereby made applicable to the payment thereof.

Transfer of appropriation for pa

&c.

1862, ch. 41; ante, p. 357.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the sum of six thouper, &c., to pay sand dollars be transferred from the appropriation for paper for for blank agents, the public printing provided for by act approved March fourteenth; eighteen hundred and sixty-two, entitled "An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and additional appropriations for the year ending thirtieth June, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," to enable the Postmaster General to pay therefrom the compensation of the blank agents and their assistants, heretofore paid out of the appropriation for post office blanks.

Mail service by

San Francisco and
Victoria.

cisco and Crescent City to cease.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster General steamship between be, and he is hereby, authorized to contract and provide for the transportation of the United States mails on the steamships running Coast mail be- between San Francisco, California, and Victoria, Vancouver's tween San Fran- Island, to be delivered at Cresent City and Trinidad, California, Astoria and Portland, in Oregon, as often as said steamships touch at said ports named, and at Port Angelos, Washington Territory, as often as said steamships approach or pass that point going to or returning from Victoria; and that the mail service provided 1862, ch. 58, §5; for by the fifth section of the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department during the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three," shall cease on the termination of the year for which it was contracted: Provided, nevertheless, That the service herein Limit of appro- provided for shall not exceed the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars per anum.

ante, p. 382.

priation.

Approved, February 9, 1863.

CHAPTER XXVII.

Terms of district

ton Territory.

February 9, 1863. AN ACT concerning the district courts of the Territory of Washington. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of court in Washing- the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the district court in and for the several districts in the Territory of Washington, shall be held at such times and places in said districts (not exceeding three places in each district) as the legislative assembly of said Territory shall by law determine: Provided, That until said legislative assembly shall otherwise provide, said courts shall be held as now provided by law. Approved February 9, 1863.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

February 9, 1863. AN ACT to make the State of Wisconsin a part of the ninth judicial

Wisconsin part

circuit.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of of 9th judicial cir- the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the

cuit.

State of Wisconsin shall be, and is hereby, made a part of the
ninth judicial circuit of the United States.
Approved, February 9, 1863.

CHAPTER XXIX.

AN ACT to promote the efficiency of the commissary department.

February 9, 1863.

Commissary gen

Assistant commissaries.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be added to the subsistence department of the army one brigadier general, to be selected from the subsistence department, who shall be commissary general of subsistence, and, by regular promotion, eral of subsistence. one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, and two majors; the colonels and lieutenant colonels to be assistant commissaries general of subsistence, and that vacancies in the above-mentioned grades shall be filled by regular promotions in said department. And the vacancies created by promotions herein authorized may be filled by selections from the officers of the regular or volunteer force.

Approved February 9, 1863..

Vacancies, how

filled.

CHAPTER XXXII.

AN ACT to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the service of the February 12, 1863. fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

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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, appropriated to sup- propriations. ply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

STATE DEPARTMENT.

For salary of the marshal of the United States consular court at Bangkok, from September sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty, to June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, at one thousand dollars per annum, eight hundred and seventeen dollars and ninety-three cents.

For salary of marshal in consular court at Canton, from first July, eighteen hundred and sixty, to thirtieth August, eighteen hundred and sixty, one hundred and sixty-five dollars and seventy-six cents.

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To supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the contingent fund of the War Department, as follows: In the office of the War Department. Secretary of War, seven thousand five hundred dollars; office of the adjutant general, four thousand five hundred dollars; office of the commissary general, five thousand dollars; office of the surgeon general, five thousand dollars; office of the chief of ordnance, two thousand five hundred dollars; Northwest Executive building, five thousand dollars; building corner of F and Seventeenth streets, two thousand dollars-making thirty-one thousand five hundred dollars.

Treasury partment.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

De- For amount required for additional clerks, keeper, messenger, watchmen, fireman, a laborer in the office of the assistant treasurer at New York, from January first to June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, four thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

Interior Depart

For amount required for additional clerks and messenger in the office of the assistant treasurer at Philadelphia, from January first to June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For necessary expenses in carrying into effect the several acts of Congress authorizing loans and the issue of treasury notes, five hundred and eighty thousand dollars.

For expenses incident to carrying into effect an act for the collection of direct taxes in insurrectionary districts within the United States, and for other purposes, for salaries of tax commissioners who have been or may be appointed in the present fiscal year, their clerks, and contingent expenses, fifty-four thousand six hundred dollars.

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT.

For travelling expenses for a special agent, authorized by act 1862, ch. 166,512, of July fourteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, two thousand

ment.

Agency debts in Colorado.

Fort Laramie treaty.

dollars.

To supply the deficiency in the appropriation for annual repairs of the President's house, one thousand dollars.

For liquidation of agency debts contracted under late Agents Head and Colley, Colorado Territory, and for the pay of employés to the close of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, seven thousand five hundred dollars.

To supply deficiency in the appropriation under the treaty of Fort Laramie, the amount expended in the purchase of guns and ammunition for the Upper Platte agency in eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and seized by order of the government as contraband, two thousand four hundred and thirty-nine dollars and thirteen cents: Provided, If the said guns and ammunition, or any part thereof, are on hand and not in actual use, they shall be forwarded in compliance with said treaty, and shall be considered a part of the guns and ammunition provided for by this appropriation.

To supply the deficiency in the appropriation for salary of surveyor general of Illinois and Missouri for the six months ending December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, one thousand dollars.

War Department.

WAR DEPARTMENT.

To supply deficiency in the appropriation for additional clerks in the War Department, twenty-three thousand four hundred dollars.

To supply deficiency in the appropriation for blank books, stationery, binding, and miscellaneous items for paymaster general's office, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For regular supplies for the quartermaster's department, six million dollars.

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