546 TWENTY—SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess.lI. Ch. 266, 267. 1842. thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of a site and the erection of a marine hospital at or near Ocracoke, in North Carolina; the site to be selected and the building to be contracted for and erected under the superintendence and direction of the Secretary of the Treasury; and that he (the Secretary of the Treasury) be directed toreport to Congress, at its next session, the progress and proviso_ condition of the work: Provided, That the expense of the land and building shall not exceed that sum. Approved, August 29, 1842. Srnorn II. ·———- Aug. *29, 1842. Cnsi-. CCLXVI.—-.z1n Act making ay}:-qortations for certain sites for marine
hospitals therein mentioned.
` Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Appropriations States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, forsites for ma- and the same are hereby, appropriated for sites for marine hospitals, ¤'l¤° h°SPi¤¤lS at selected and purchased under the act of March third, eighteen hundred 1831, eh. 44. and thirty-seven, entitled “An act to provide for certain harbors, and for the removal of obstructions in and at the mouths of certain rivers, and for other purposes," viz : Natchez. For a site for a marine hospital at Natchez, in the State of Mississippi, seven thousand dollars. Napoleon. For a site for a marine hospital at Napoleon, in the State of Arkansas, one thousand dollars. St. Louis. For the site for a marine hospital at St. Louis, in the State of Mis- _ souri, seven thousand four hundred and sixty-eight dollars. Paducah. For the site for a marine hospital at Paducah, in the State of Kentucky, one thousand dollars. Louisville. For the site for a marine hospital at Louisville, in the State of Kentucky, six thousand dollars. Pittsburg. For the site for a marine hospital at Pittsburg, in the State of Pennsylvania, ten thousand two hundred and liity-three dollars. Cleveland. For the site for a marine hospital at Cleveland, in the State of Ohio, twelve thousand dollars. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said several sums of m0- ney be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, August 29, 1842. Snrure II. ·—--1- Aug. 29, 1842. Cner. CCLXVII.—-dn det to establish and regulate the navy ration. Be it enacted by the Senate and House mf Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the navy ration shall consist of the following daily allowance of provisions for each person: Component One pound of salted pork, with half a pint of peas or beans; or one parts of the ra- pound of salted beet, with half a pound of flour, and a quarter of a “°”· pound of raisins, dried apples, or other dried fruits; or one pound of salt beef with half a pound of rice, two ounces of butter, and two ounces of cheese; together with fourteen ounces of biscuit, one quarter of an ounce of tea, or ounce of coffee, or one ounce of cocoa; two ounces of sugar, and` one gill of spirits; and of a weekly allowance of half a pound of pickles or cranberries, half a pint of molasses, and F h half a pint of vinegar. m:*p8’;"f€;o_ Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That fresh meat may be substitumml ted for salted beef orpork, and vegetables or sour-crout for the other articles usually issued with the salted meats, allowing one and a quarter pounds of freshmeat for one pound of salted beef' or pork, and regulating the quantity of vegetables or sour-crout so as to equal the value of those articles for which they may be substituted,