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TWEN'1`Y-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Ssss. II. Ch.202. 1842. 525 dollars, or so much thereof as may be found necessary, bc, and the Appropriation same is hereby, appropriated, for the year eighteen hundred and forty- f<>r¢!¤¤ ¤bi¤c¤¤ two, out of amy uuappropriated moneys in the Treasury, to the objects ;‘;;}g;’§f°*° hcrcinbcforc specified. ` Svc. 8. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for the Salariesofdm president of the United States to allow a dragomau at Constantinople, 2¤¤¤#¤ ¤¤ Gvna Sahry of more than two thousand five hundred dollars; or a consul at London, zi salary of more than two thousand dollars. don, limited. Ssc. 9. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United Salaries of mi. Sums shall not allow to any minister resident u greater sum than at the El;€°”’· \‘°$id°¤* mm of six thousand dollars pct annum, as a compensation for all his ucd` persona] services and expenses: Provided, That it shall be lawful for Proviso. the President to allow to such minister resident, on going from the United States to any foreign country, an outfit, which shall in no casa exceed one year’s full salary of such minister resident. Sm, 10. And be it further enacted, That the office of Architect crm, 0;,,,,},;. of the Public Buildings be, and the same is hereby, discontinued and ¢<>¤¢¤b¤li¤h¤d· abolished. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duties of R¢P<>¤°f the Secretaries of State, of the Treasury, War, and Navy, of the Com- missioners of the Navy, of the Postmaster General, of the Secretary of any to con. the Senate, and of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, to report gmsto Congress, at the beginning of each year, the names of the clerks and other persons that have been employed, respectively, during the preceding year, or any part thereof; in their respective departments and offices, togctheiawith the time that each clerk or other person was actually employed, and the sums paid to each; and, also, whether they have been usefully employed; whether the services of any of them can be dispensed with without detriment to the public service, and whether the removal of any individuals, and the appointment of others in their stead, is required for the better despatch of business; and no greater ullowzmcc shall be made to =my such clerk, or other person, than is, or may be authorized by law, except to watchmen and messengers, for any lz1b0i· or services required of them beyond the particular duties of their respective stations, rendered at such times as docs not interfere with the performance of their regular duties. Ssc. 12. And be it further enacted, That no allowance or compen- No ¤ll<>W¤¤<>¤ sation shall be made to any clerk or other officer, by reason of the dis- $3,: iff3Q3f charge of duties which belong to any other clerk or officer in the same or any other department; and no allowance or compensation shall bo madc for any extra services whatever, which any clerk or other officer may be required to perform. · Sec. I3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of each Pug? vf °l¤€f chief or principal clerk in the respective departments, bureaus, and $i:;j,;°di‘f§,;" other offices, to supervise, under the direction of his immediately supc- or mlm clerks. rior officer, the duties of the other clerks therein, and to see that their duties are fhithfully executed, and that such duties are distributed with equality and uniformity, according to the nature of the case. And such distribution shall be revised, from time to time, by the said chief or principal clerk, for the purpose of correcting any tendency to unduc accumulation or reduction of duties, whether arising from individual negligence or incapacity, or from increase or diminution of particular kinds of busincss; und such chief or principal clerk shall report monthly to his superior olllccr any existing defect that he may be aware of m the arrangement or despatch of business; and such dcfsct shall bc amended by new arrangements of duties, dismissal of negligent or incompctent officers, or otherwise. Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of thp scvcral heads of Departrnents, in communicating estimates of expendi-