TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 51. 1840. 399 For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other Modloines,&.o. expenses on account of the sick, seventy-five thousand dollars; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Ports- Navy yards at mouth, New Hampshire, twenty thousand dollars; Portsmouth. For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Charles- Charlestown. town, Massachusetts, seventeen thousand dollars; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Brooklyn, Brooklyn. New York, eighteen thousand dollars; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Philadel- Philadelphia. phia, Pennsylvania, five thousand dollars; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Washing- Washington. ton, twenty thousand dollars; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard at Gosport, Gosport. Virginia, seventeen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; For improvement and necessary repairs of the navy yard near Pensa- Pensacola. cola, thirteen thousand dollars; Provided, That no more of the several appropriations last mentioned Proviso. for the improvement and repair of the navy yards, shall be expended previous to the fourth day of March next, than shall be found by the Secretary of the Navy, upon inquiries made for the purpose, to be absolutely necessary for the preservation of the public works, the ecurity of the public property, and the prosecution of the public busine s at the respective yards; For ordnance and ordnance stores, sixty-five thousand dollars; ordnanee.&.c. For defraying the expenses that may accrue for the following pur- Miscellaneous poses, viz: For the freight and transportation of materials and stores °XP°¤¤°¤- of every description ; for wharfage and dockage; storage and rent; travelling expenses of officers and transportation of seamen; house rent for pursers, when duly authorized; for funeral expenses; for commissions, clerk-hire, office-rent, stationery, and fuel to navy agents; for premiums, and incidental expenses of recruiting; for apprehending deserters; for compensation to judges-advocate; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts-martial and courts of inquiry, or other services authorized by law; for printing and stationery of every description, and for working the lithographic press; for books, maps, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire engines and machinery; for the repair of steam engines in navy yards; for the purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, timber-wheels, and workmen’s tools of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage and towing ships of war; for taxes and assessments on public property; for assistance rendered to vessels in distress; for incidental labor at navy yards not applicable to any other appropriation; for coal and other fuel, and for candles and oil for the use of navy yards and shore stations, and for no other object or purpose whatever, four hundred and iiity thousand dollars; For contingent expenses for objects not herein before enumerated, Expenses. three thousand dollars; For pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and Psy of marins privates, and subsistence of the officers of the marine corps, one hun- °°'¥’°· &°· dred and seventy-five thousand and fifty dollars and forty cents; _ For provisions for the non-commissioned officers, musicians and pri- Provisions, vates serving on shore, servants and washerwomen, forty-five thousand and fifty four dollars and ninety-nine cents; For clothing, forty-three thousand six hundred and sixty-two dollars Clothing, and fifty, cents ; For fuel, sixteen thousand two hundred and seventy-bur dollars and Fuel. twelve cents;
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