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TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. 1I. Ch. 3. 1837. 137 Sec. 3. And be it _]"urt7:cr cmzctcd, That the director shall appoint, Am>¤i¤¥m¤¤i with the approbation of the President, assistants to the ussayer, melter °f“S,f’m“'“°“d and reiiner, chief coiner, and engraver, and clerks for the director and cer S` treasurer, whenever, on representation made by the director to the President, it shall be the opinion of the President that such assistants or clerks are necessary. And it shall be the duty of the assistants to aid Tl16h' d¤li¢¤· their principuls in the execution of their respective officcs, and of the clerks to perform such duties as shall be prescribed for them by the director. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That whenever any officer of the Vncuncics in mint shall be temporarily absent, on account of sickness, or any other °”° °i"°m}’°‘ sullioient cause, it shall be lawful for the director, with the assent of g;i;,,S£n°° said oilieer, to appoint some person attached to the mint, to act in the place of such officer during his absence, and that the director shall employ such workmen and servants in the mint as he shall from time of§“‘El°Ym"“é [to time] find necessary. scrvtdinglan an Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every officer, assistant, and Oath to be clerk of the mint, shall, before he enters upon the execution of his ‘°k°“· office, take an oath or atlirmation before some judge of the United States, or judge of the superior court or any court of record of any State, faithfully and diligently to perform the duties thereofi Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the following officers of the Bonds requirmint, bcfore entering upon the execution of their respective offices, °d· shall become bound to the United States, with one or more sureties, to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury, in the sums herein- 4 after mentioned, with condition for the faithful and diligent performance of the duties of their offices, viz: The treasurer in the sum of ten thousand dollars; the assayer in the sum of five thousand dollars; the melter and refiner in the sum of ten thousand dollars; the chief coiner in the sum of ten thousand dollars. And that similar bonds may also be required of the assistants and clerks, in such sums as the director shall determine, with the approbation of the Secretary of the Treasury. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed to the Salaries of officers of the mint the following salaries per annum: To the director, °m°€*’¤; °l<*Fk¤» for his services, including travelling expenses incurred in visiting the md assistants' different branches, and all other charges whatever, three thousand live hundred dollars; to the treasurer, assayer, melter and refiner, chief coiner, and engraver, each, two thousand dollars; to the assistants and clerks, such annual salaries shall be allowed as the director may deter- _ nime, with the approbation of the President: Provided, That an assist- P*‘°'*$°· ant shall not receive more than fifteen hundred dollars; and that a clerk shall not receive more than twelve hundred dollars; to the workmen Wages of and servants shall be allowed such wages, to be determined by the W°*k¤;8¤ wd director, as may be customary and reasonable, according to their respeo- umm S' tive stations and occupations; and that the salaries provided for in this section shall be payable in quarterly instalments. Sec. S. And be it further enacted, That the standard for both gold ?;°“d3'd_lf°\' and silver coins of the United States shall hereafter be such, that ofone §g;,,S_°m Sl vu thousand parts by weight, nine hundred shall be of pure metal, and one Alloys. hundred of alloy; and the alloy of the silver coins shall be of copper; and the alloy of the gold coins shall be of copper and silver, provided that the silver do not exceed one-half of the whole alloy. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That of the silver coins, the dollar Wcighmfsilshall be of the weight of four hundred and twelve and one-half grains; "' °°‘“S· the half dollar of the weight of two hundred and six and oue·fourth 1858, ch. 79. grains; the quarter dollar of the weight of one hundred and three and one-eighth grains; the dime, or tenth part of a dollar, of the weight of forty-one and a quarter grains; and the half dime, or twentieth part of a dollar, of the weight of twenty grains, and five—eightl1s of a grain. Vox,. V ——-18 M2