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TWENTY-FOURTII CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch.33. 1837. 175 of Illinois and Missouri, in addition to the appropriation herein before Surveys made for the surveys of the public lands, thirty-six thousand dollars; £l!"°‘S ?“d For the compensation of additional clerks and a topographer to be Ailshhghul employed in the Post Office Department, ten thousand two hundred clerks. &c. in dollars ; Post Office De. For the compensation of additional clerks to be employed in the office pxégjixgzal of the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department, six clerksip office thousand dollars; of *}**8%)* of For law books for the library of Congress, five thousand dollars, to BSW l,,,;;; {0, be expended in the purchase of such books, a catalogue of which shall the librvry of be furnished by the Chief Justice of the United States. C°“g’°“· Sno, 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea- pay Ofcgllgcg. sury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay to the collectors, deputy of8i deputy G01- collectors, naval officers, surveyors, and their respective clerks, together ;‘}%;°;S* ‘;"“l with the weighers, gaugers, measurers, and markers of the several ports rs’ °` of the United States, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such sums as will give to the said officers, respectively, the same compensation in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, according to the importations of that year, as they would have been entitled to receive if the act of the fourteenth of July, one 1832 h 227 thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, had not gone into effect; Pro- p,0{,;,,Q ' vided, That no officer shall receive, under this act, a greater annual salary or compensation than was paid to such officer for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two; and that in no case shall the compensation of any other officers than collectors, naval officers, surveyors, and clerks, whether by salaries, fees, or otherwise, exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars each per annum; nor shall the union of any two or more of those offices in one person entitle him to receive more than that sum per annum: Provided further, That the said col- Further pm, lectors, naval officers, and surveyors shall render an account quarterly visoto the Treasury; and the other officers herein named or referred to shall render an account quarterly to the respective collectors of the customs where they are employed, to be forwarded to the Treasury, of all the fees and emoluments whatever by them, respectively, received, and of all expenses incidental to their respective offices; which accounts shall be rendered on oath or affirmation, and shall be in such form, and supported by such proofs, to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, as will, in his judgment, best enforce the provisions of this section and show its operation and effect; (a) Provided, also, That in further prothe event of any act being passed by Congress at the present session to VM- regulate and fix salaries or compensation of the respective officers of the customs, then this section shall operate and extend to the time such act goes into effect, and no longer; Provided, however, That the Secre- Flmlm, Pm_ · tary of the Treasury be authorized to extend to the collectors at such viso. other ports, where a surplus of emoluments have been accounted for and paid into the Treasury in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-two, the privilege granted to the collector of New York; to take effect from the hrst day of January last. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the clerks in the Depart- yncreue 0, ments of State, Treasury, Navy and War, and of the two Houses of salaries ofcl’ks Congress, and the Librarians of Congress, whose salaries are less than “2fSm°”°¤‘ two thousand dollars, shall, in addition thereto, be allowed the following g ’ increase of annual compensation, from the first day of January last, to the end of the next session of Congress, (b) viz: such of said clerks whose annual compensation does not exceed one thousand dollars, an addition of twenty per cent, thereto; such of said clerks whose annual (a) There was no further legislation on this subject during the session. _ (b) The act of October 12, 1837, chap. 4, continues to the end of the second session of the twenty- fifth Congress, all the acts which would, otherwise, have expired.