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FORTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I . Ch. 179. 1876. 79 For wrapping-paper, twenty thousand dollars. WF¤»I>Pi¤g·P¤»P*>f· For wrapping twine, fifty thousand dollars. Twillé- 1* or marking and rating stamps, ten thousand dollars. Marking stamps. For letter-balances and scales, five thousand dollars. Letter-b¤l¤¤¤¢=*· For rent, light, and fuel-, three hundred and ninety thousand dollars. R<>¤¤.<>w- For ottiee-iurniture, twenty thousand dollars. F¤r¤it¤r<>- For stationery, fifty thousand dollars. Stationery. For miscellaneous and incidental items, seventy-five thousand dollars. Miscellanwis. OFFICE oF·*rHn SECOND ASSISTANT 1>osTMAsTER-GENERAL. For inland mail-transportation, namely: For transportation on star- _1 ¤ I an d, mall" routes and by steam·boats, and all other than railroad-routes, six million °"“SP°""'t‘°"° seven hundred and thirty-seven thousand eight hundred and fifty-one dollars; for transportation by railroad, nine million one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to»read_just the compensation to be C<>¤>v¢¤S¤¢i<>¤ ’¤<> paid from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sev- ;‘;‘,‘.1lf;f‘g]" m M ’°‘ entysix, for transportation of mails on railroadroutes by reducing J' the compensation to all railroad companies for the transportation o't' mails ten per centum per annum from the rates fixed and allowed by the first section of an act entitled "An act making appropriations 1873, ch.231, for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year end- 17 Swt-,6F>6- ing June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventyiour, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, » for the transportation of mals on the basis of the average weight. And the President of the United States is hereby authorized to appoint a _ _ commission of three skilled and competent persons, who shall examine O01I1mi8s10F te into the subject of transportation of the mails by railroad-companies, m‘h`°“d and report to Congress at the commencement of its next session such REP.,,-t to gonrules and regulations for such transportation and rates of compensation grass. _ theretor as shall in their opinion be just and expedient, and enable the p,,,,,,, :,85 _ Department to fulfil the required and necessary service for the public. And to deiray the expense of said commission, the sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. _ _ For compensation to railway-post-office clerks, one million two hun- R¤il~*¤>‘·1>¤¤*¤- dred and twentyiivo thousand dollars. °m°° °l°"ks‘ For route-agents, nine hundred and seventy-two thousand five hun- R011w-¤s¤¤i¤· dred dollars. _ For mail—route messengers, one hundred and fifty-three thousand five M“·‘1"°“*° m"` hundred dollars. °°"g°”‘ For local agents, one hundred and nine thousand dollars. LMI ¤S°¤“· d ger mailanessengcrs, six hundred and seventy thousand tivehundred Mm1·¤*°SS€¤3°”· 0 ars. For mail-locks and keys, twenty thousand dollars. L°‘?kS wd k°y°‘ For mail-bags and mail-bag catchers, one hundred and seventy five M“‘1`b“gS*°t°‘ thousand dollars. · OFFICE OF- THE THIRD ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL. For manufacture of adhesive postage-stamps, one hundred and forty- P¤St¤S¤·S*¤¤*l>¤· seven thousand seven hundred and sixty-two dollars. For pay of agent and assistants to distribute stamps and expenses of the agency., six thousand and nine hundred dollars. ` For manufacture of stamped envelopes and newspaper-wrappers five Smmlmd °“"°>*‘ hundred and thirty-tive thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight dol- °P““‘ lars. ‘ For pay of agent and assistants to distribute stamped envelopes and ' newspape:*~wrap;>ers,and expenses of agency, sixteen thousand three hundred dollars.