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TWENTY-SEVEN TH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 19, 20, 21,22. 1841. 461 of the twenty-seventh of May, eighteen hundred and forty, any thing dggignatlug 3. p?lT{lClll?1!' SPOT CUNY6in6d ll'1 the act of fourteenth of July, 1€3g(:§;hgg4u’ eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to the contrary notwithstanding.’‘ Approved, September 9, 1841. ‘_'*’ STATUTE I. (jmtp, XIX. ——An dc! aulfwrizing the transmission of letters and paekets to and 56m_ gr 1g4L from Mrs. Ifarrisamfrec of postage. —·-———·——— Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United .F ****1*8 P’i'· States ry" America in Congress assembled, That all letters and packets, §fQQ',l,;2,f° carried by post to and from Mrs. Harrison, relict of the late William Aci of March 1{gmy Harrison, be conveyed free of postage during her natural life. 3· mi °h· ‘*3· Am-novmm, September 9, 1841. “°‘ 23* '_"' Summa I. Cnxp. XX.-dn dot to make appropriations for the Post Ojiee Dqmrlment. Sept 9, 1841- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Uni- [Obsolete.] ted States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of four Approfpriation hundred and ninety-seven thousand, six hundred and fifty-seven dollars, 2F8V °b'$· be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the Trea- c' sur-y not otherwise appropriated, to enable the Post Ofhce Department to meet its engagements and pay its debts, and of which sum fifteen thousand dollars are hereby appropriated to enable the Auditor of said Department to purchase account-books for his office, and to bring up arrears of its business: Provided, That in virtue hereof no clerk shall proviso_ be employed for a longer period than one year; to be accounted for in the manner prescribed in the second section of the “Act to change the 1836 ch 210 organization of the Post Office Department, and to provide more effec- ’` tually for the settlement of the accounts thereof," passed July second, _ eighteen hundred and thirty-six: Provided, That the money hereby up- P"°"’“°· propriated shall be accounted for by the Post Office Department hereafter, when the condition of its funds shall permit; to be refunded into the Treasury, or deducted from any sums which the Post Office Department may heretofore have paid into the Treasury. Approved, September 9, 1841. —*·‘·‘ Srrururz I. CHAP. XXI.-—An det making an apprepriationfor thepurchace of naval ordnance Sept, ll, 1841, and ordnance stores, and for other purposes. ‘ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of six Appmprimioi. hundred thousand dollars be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not ;‘;1;:;°;*:3°°‘;‘&‘l‘ otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of nurchasing ordnance and nance 8mm_ ordnance stores, for the use of the Navy of me United States. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy is Sec. Navy to hereby authorized to apply at part of the sum herein and hCT8lJy 11pRI'O- ;’;:"l;';ji;:`s;“ priated, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, to the purpose of making P ' experiments to test the value of improvements in ordnance, in the construction of steamers, and other vessels of war, and in other matters connected with the naval service and the national defence; and also to the purpose of defrnying any charges left unpaid on account of experiments of the like character l1C1’€{0l‘01‘G made by authority of law. Ammovran, September 11, 1841. ·——-—· Snr-u·n:L CHAP. XXII.—An det making apprepriatiensfw auptfs and salaries of dzplomalic Sapp 1 1, 1g4L agents, cmdfar other pwposes. -—-—·—·* Be it enacted by the Senate and House of lhprescntatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That thezfolgmwing sums be, o