United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/4th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 40
Heads of Departments to vary compensations to clerks.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of the department of State, and the Secretary of the department of War, be authorized to vary for the present year the compensations heretofore established for clerks in their respective departments, in such manner as the services to be performed shall in their judgment require.
Addition to the appropriations of 1794.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That to the aggregate of compensations for clerks, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, there shall, during the present year, be farther allowed,
In the Treasury Department, the sum of four thousand dollars, including one thousand eight hundred dollars to three additional clerks.
In the Department of State, the sum of two hundred dollars.
In the Department of War, the sum of two hundred dollars. And that the accountant of the war department may employ a principal clerk at the salary allowed to principal clerks in the other departments.
And to the Director of the Mint, for one clerk to be employed by him the additional sum of two hundred dollars.
Allowance to certain commissioners of loans.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be allowed for the present year to the commissioners of loans in the states of Massachusetts and New York, respectively, not exceeding five clerks, at the rate of five hundred dollars each; to the commissioner of loans in the state of Connecticut, not exceeding two clerks, at the rate of four hundred dollars each; and to the commissioners of loans in the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia and South Carolina, respectively, not exceeding two clerks, at the rate of five hundred dollars each. The aggregate of the compensations for the clerks employed by either of the said commissioners to be apportioned among them at his discretion. That there be allowed for the year aforesaid, in lieu of clerk hire to the commissioner of loans in the state of New Hampshire, three hundred and fifty dollars; to the commissioner of loans, in the state of Rhode Island, four hundred dollars; to the commissioner of loans, in the state of New Jersey,See p. 730, post. three hundred dollars; and to the commissioner of loans, in the state of Maryland, two hundred and fifty dollars.
Approved, May 30, 1796.