United States Statutes at Large/Volume 5/27th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 21

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 5
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress, First Session, Chapter 21

Sept. 11, 1841.
Chap. XXI.—An Act making an appropriation for the purchase of naval ordnance and ordnance stores, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Appropriation to purchase ordnance and ordnance stores. That the sum of six hundred thousand dollars be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of purchasing ordnance and ordnance stores, for the use of the Navy of the United States.

Sec. Navy to make certain experiments.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to apply a part of the sum herein and hereby appropriated, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, to the purpose of making experiments to test the value of improvements in ordnance, in the construction of steamers, and other vessels of war, and in other matters connected with the naval service and the national defence; and also to the purpose of defraying any charges left unpaid on account of experiments of the like character heretofore made by authority of law.

Approved, September 9, 1841.