TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 354. 1836. H5 dollars, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. For enlarging the folding-room of the House, three hundred and fifty dollars. Sec. 5. And be it furtherenacted, [That] the President of the United For atreasury States be, and he hereby is authorized to cause to be erected on or near buildingthe site of the former treasury building, or on any other public lot which he may select, a fire-proof building of such dimensions as may be required for the present and future accommodations of the Treasury Department, upon such plan and of such materials as he may deem most advantageous; and that for this purpose there be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one bundred thousand dollars. Sec.6. And be it further enacted, That the material of which the Mmygaxfmwalls of the Capitol and President’s Mansion are constructed, shall be W6 Willisadopted for the construction of the aforesaid building: Provided, upon p,·0v5,,(,_ full inquiry, a cheaper and more suitable material cannot be obtained. And provided always, That the foundation walls of the said buildings Provisc. below the surface of the earth and two feet above shall be of the hardest and most solid rock. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That there be erected, on some Buwng, gm appropriate site, under the direction of the President of the United fnrpateutofhoe. States, a fire-proof building with suitable accommodations for the Patent Office, and to be provided with the necessary cases and furniture; the expense of which shall not exceed one hundred and eight thousand dollars. Sec. S. And be it further enacted, That there be and hereby is appro- Am,,0p,,;,,i,,,, priated for defraying the expense of such building and cases, the sum therefor. of one hundred and eight thousand dollars, to be paid out of the patent fund in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the same kind of material Mmriau-0, of which the walls of the Capitol and the Mansion of the President are the walls. constructed shall be adopted for the construction of the aforesaid building: Provided a cheaper and more suitable material cannot be procured. Proviso. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the duties and powers of Duties and the commissioners of the sinking fund are hereby suspended until gg;;? <zf)¤i·¤ revived by law, and that the records of the commissioners be trans- Orme Zghgzg ferred to the custody of the Secretary of the Treasury, who is hereby fund transferred authorized and directed to pay out of any money in the Treasury not ;‘;,:,i‘§,?,°°;i“'Y otherwise appropriated any outstanding debts of the United States and rc my' the interest thereon. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That for the purchase of eight For purchase acres of land with the improvements thereon near the Barracks at Key ig img? &¤¢· M West, if in the opinion of the Secretary of War the public service and °y m' health of the troops require it, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars is hereby appropriated. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That so much of the third section Provisions of of the act entitled "An act making appropriations for the civil and diplo- ¤¤ ici ¤‘¢i¤¥i¤g matic expenses of Government for the year eighteen hundred and thirty- ;u:,0':,'f"i’°' five," as provides that “ the whole number of custom~house officers in the house officerg, United States on the first of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, Sw¤¤g¤d· 35 shall not be increased until otherwise allowed by Congress," be and the eh_?,',; 3*18 * same is hereby suspended until the fourth day of March next. 1836 ch 48 Approved, July 4, 1836. ’I' -- Snrurx . CHAP. CCQLIV;-An Ac!. supplemeiptary to an acf entfiled “.d·n lo regulate july 4, 1g3S_ gyegddeppézteslqj tire public money, passed twenly-thzrd ]Juneezghleen hun- a Unity-sm. Actot'June 23 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatiuespf the United 1836, db N5_ ' States of America in Congress assembled, That nothing in the act to
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