618 TWENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. IH. Ch. 84. 1843. tract, he and his sureties shall be liable for the forfeiture specified in such contract, as liquidated damages, to be sued for in the name of the United States, in any court having jurisdiction thereofi Marine corps. Marine Corps.-For pay of officers, non-commissioned officers, sisigcgfsn j,';;' musicians, privates, and servants serving on shore, and subsistence of cm, officers of the marine corps, for the said half calendar year, ninety- nine thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight dollars; and for the said fiscal year, two hundred and one thousand four hundred and seventy- two dollars and fifteen cents. Provisions. For provisions for non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants, and washerwomen, serving on shore, for the said half calendar year, nineteen thousand one hundred and twenty-eight dollars and eight cents; and for the said fiscal year, thirty-eight thousand six hundred and seventy-eight dollars and eighty cents. C]O,h;,,g_ For clothing for the said half calendar year, twenty thousand three hundred and forty-nine dollarosg and for the said fiscal year, forty thousand six hundred and ninety-eight dollars. pucp For fuel for the said half calendar year, eight thousand one hundred and thirty-seven dollars and six cents; and for the said fiscal year, sixteen thousand two hundred and seventy-four dollars and twelve cents. B,,,,,,,,ks_ To keep barracks in repair, for rent of temporary barracks, for the said half calendar year, three thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, six thousand dollars. Tm,,Sp,,,.m_ For transportation of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, tion. and privates, and expenses of recruiting, for the said half calendar year, four thousand dollars; and for the said fiscal year, eight thousand dollars. Military For military stores, pay of armorers, keeping arms in repair, accou- °'°'°S· C- trements, ordnance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and other instruments for the band, for the said half calendar year, one thousand four hundred dollars; and for the said fiscal year, two thousand eight hundred dollars. Contingent For contingent expenses of said corps, viz : For freight, ferriage, toll, °XP°"S°"· wharfage, and cartage; for per diem allowance for attending courts martial and courts of inquiry; compensation to judge advocates; house rent where there are no public quarters assigned; for per diem allowance to enlisted men on constant labor; expenses of burying deceased marines; printing, stationery, forage, postage on public letters, expenses in pursuit of dcserters, candles, oil, straw, barrack furniture, bed sacks, spades, axes, shovels, picks, carpenters tools, and for keeping a horse for the messenger, for the said half calendar year, eight thousand nine hundred and ninety dollars; and for the said fiscal year, seventeen thousand nine hundred and eighty dollars. Avmzovnn, March 3, 1843. brivrurs III. »——` March 3, ;g43_ CHAP. LXXXIV-An ./2ct to lest the praclicabilfigy of establishing a system. of
electro-magnetic ielegrap/zs by the Z/nzled States.
Bc it enacted by the Scnatc and House if Representatives of the Appropriation United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of thirty
thousand dollars be, and is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the
tp, telegraph_ treasury not otherwise appropriated, for testing the capacity and usefulness of the system of electro-magnetic tclegraphs invented by Samuel F. B. Morse, of New York, for the use of the Government of the United States, by constructing a line of said electro-magnetic telegraphs, under the superintendence of Professor Samuel F. B. Morse, of such length, and between such points, as shall fully test its practicability and utility, and that the same shall be expended, under the direction of the Secre- Pa mem of tary of the Treasury, upon the application of said Morse. Prog Morse SBC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea and Otherssury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay, out of the aforesaid thirty