Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 5.djvu/468

This page needs to be proofread.

432 TWENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 35. 1841. propriated, the arrears of their salaries from eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, so as to make the same equal in proportion to what they received in the last mentioned year, on the same principle as has been applied to the custom-houses at New York and Philadelphia; and the payments under this section shall be governed by what has been the practical construction of the former laws on this subject, at the Treasury Department, applicable to the last named orts; Puymm 0, Sec.}:!. And be it further enacted, That the_ Secretary of the Trea- ,,,8,,, ,0 d,,,;,,, sury be, and he hereby is, authorized and required to pay to the clerks in the custom- in the custom-house at Philadelphia such sum of money as, with the h°;**¥°°Pl“l°· amount appropriated by the general appropriation act of the third of d° P m` March, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, will make up the arrears of their respective salaries from eighteen hundred and thirty-two to eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, the sum to be so paid being first ascertained by the proper accounting officers of the Treasury; ,;,;,3;,;,,,,,,; 8,,. Sec. 5. And be it further emwted, That in addition to the account counts to be now required to be rendered by every collector of customs, naval officer '°"d°’°d by and surveyor of ports, every such collector, naval officer and surveyor collectors, Gu:. shall, each and every year hereafter, render a quarter·yearly account, under oath, to the Secretary of the Treasury, in such form as said Secretary shall prescribe, of all sums of money by each of them respectively received or collected for fines, penalties, or forfeitures, or for seizure of goods, wares, or merchandise, or upon compromises made upon said seizure; or on account of suits instituted for frauds against the revenue laws; or for rent and storage of goods, wares, or merchandise, which may be stored in the public store-houses, and for which a rent is paid, beyond the rents paid by the collector or other such officerg The excess of and if from such accounting it shall appear that the money received in g‘;0Q,‘5Yn°";:x_ any one year by any collector, naval officer, or surveyor, on account mc,,;,,,,,;);-,,,and for rents and storage, as aforesaid, and for fees and emoluments, rents, storage shall in the aggregate, exceed the sum of two thousand dollars, such

 fg8b,}?;? excess shall be paid by the said collector, naval officer, or surveyor, as

,,,,,y_ the case may be, into the Treasury of the United States, as part and Compensation parcel of the public money; and no such collector shall, on any prefi;$£“l°’S tence whatsoever, hereafter receive, hold, or retain for himself, in the ' aggregate, more than six thousand dollars per year, including all commissions for duties, and all fees for storage, or fees or emoluments, or any other commissions or salaries which are now allowed and limited Naval ,,;;;c,,;,, by law. Nor shall such naval officer on any pretence whatever, in the limited- aggregate, receive, hold, or retain for himself, hereafter, more than Eve thousand dollars per year, including all commissions on duties, and all fees for storage, or fees or emoluments, or any other commissions or sm-yay,,;,, r;. salaries which are now allowed and limited by law. Nor shall such mired. surveyor, in the aggregate, receive, hold, or retain for himself, hereafter, more than four thousand five hundred dollars per year, including all commissions or fees or ernoluments, or any other commissions or salap,,,v;S,,_ ries which are now allowed and limited by law: Provided, The aggregate sums allowed per year to the several officers aforesaid shall be exclusive of the necessary expenses incident to their respective offices, in the same year, subject to the regulation of the Secretary of the Treasury ; Austores here- Sr:c.6. And be it further enacted, That all stores hereafter rented ,‘:;‘f";""m{;‘° by the collector, naval officer, or surveyor, shall be on public account, ,,,,,,,,,,,,l:, ,g,,,,_ and paid for by the collector as such, and shall be appropriated exclusively to the use of receiving foreign merchandise, subject as to the Fam mm- rates of storage, to- regulation by the Secretary of the Treasury; ing ,0 the M_ Sec. 7. And be tt further enacted, That every collector, naval officer, oormts required and surveyor of the several ports of the United States, who shall be guilty