United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/17th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 91

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 3
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Seventeenth Congress, 1st Session, Chapter 91

May 7, 1822.
Chap. XCI.—An Act fixing the compensation of the commissioner of the public buildings.[1]

The salary of the commissioner of the public buildings, to be hereafter 1500 dollars per annum to be paid quarterly, &c.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That instead of the salary of two thousand dollars, heretofore allowed by law to the commissioner of the public buildings, there shall henceforth be allowed to the said commissioner a salary of one thousand five hundred dollars a year, to be paid quarterly, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said commissioner shall The commissioner to give bond with one or more sureties.
give bond, with one or more sufficient sureties, in such sum and form as the President of the United States shall direct, for the faithful discharge of the duties of his office; Provided, That there shall not be placed in his hand, at any one time, a sum exceeding the penalty of the bond.

The 3d section of act of April 29, 1816, ch. 150, fixing the salary of the commissioner at 2000 dollars, repealed.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the third section of the act, entitled “An act making an appropriation for enclosing and improving the public square near the Capitol, and to abolish the office of commissioners of the public buildings, and of superintendent, and for the appointment of one commissioner for the public buildings,” approved the twenty-ninth day of April, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, which said section fixed the salary of the said commissioner at two thousand dollars, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Approved, May 7, 1822.

  1. By the act of May 2, 1828, “An act making appropriations for the public buildings, and for other purposes,” passed May 2, 1828, ch. 45, sec. 3, the commissioner of public buildings is required to reside near the Capitol; and by the third section of the act making appropriations for public buildings, passed March 3, 1829, ch. 51, the commissioner is required to report annually to Congress the manner in which all appropriations for the public buildings and grounds have been expended.
    By the act of 1843, ch. 75, an act to fix the compensation of the commissioner of public buildings, the compensation of the commissioner was fixed at two thousand dollars per annum, and no portion of the appropriation for public buildings and grounds to be applied to the payment of clerks, unless the same be expressly provided for in the act.