United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/14th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 24

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March 1, 1817.

Chap. XXIV.An Act supplementary to an act, entitled “An act concerning the naval establishment.”[1]

Act of March 30, 1812, ch. 47, sec. 6.
Pursers to enter into bond in the penalty of 25,000 dollars.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every purser now in service, or who may hereafter be appointed, shall, instead of the bond required by the act to which this is a supplement, enter into bond with two or more sufficient sureties, in the penalty of twenty-five thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful discharge of all his duties as purser in the navy of the United States, which said sureties shall be approved by the judge or attorney of the United States for the district in which such purser shall reside.

Exception in favour of pursers on distant service.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the first day of May next, no person shall act in the character of purser, who shall not enter into bond as aforesaid, excepting pursers on distant service, who shall not remain in service longer than two months after their return to the United States, unless they shall comply with the provisions of the first section of this act.

Approved, March 1, 1817.

  1. By an act to regulate the pay or pursers and other officers of the navy, passed August 26, 1842, ch. 206, the pay of pursers was fixed as follows; in lieu of all other pay and allowances when attached to vessels in commission for sea service, for ships of the line, $3500; for frigates or razees, $3000; for sloops of war and steamers, first class, $2000; for brigs and schooners and steamers less than first class, $1500. On duty at navy-yards, at Boston, New York, Norfolk and Pensacola, $2500. At Portsmouth, Philadelphia and Washington, $2000. At other naval stations within the United States, $1500. And in receiving ships at Boston, New York and Norfolk, $2500, and at other places, $1500. On leave waiting orders, the same pay as surgeons.