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ACTS OF THE TWENTIETH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED STATES:

PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION, WHICH WAS BEGUN AND HELD AT
THE CITY OF WASHINGTON, IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ON
MONDAY, THE THIRD DAY OF DECEMBER, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT
HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN.

John Quincy Adairs, President. 3. C. Calhoun, Vice-President, and President of the Senate. Nathaniel Macon, President of the Senate, pro-tempore. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CHAP. 1. An ACT making partial Appropriations for the support of Government during the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

[SECT. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, res Sums appropriapectively, appropriated towards the support of Government, ted towards the for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, viz: vernment for the For compensation granted by law to the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States and Members of the their officers, four hundred and seventy-one thousand eight of Representativas hundred dollars.

support of Go year 1828.

Senate and House

1828.

For the expenses of fire wood, stationary, printing, and all Expenses of fire other contingent expenses of the two Houses of Congress, wood, &e. one hundred and six thousand two hundred and three dollars.

CHAP. 2.

SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sums herein Sums appropriated to be paid from appropriated, shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury the Treasury. not otherwise appropriated. [Approved, 3d January, 1828.)

An ACT to prevent defalcations on the part of the Disbursing
Agents of the Government, and for other purposes.

No money

[SECT. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That no money hereafter appropriated shall be paid to any person, for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United prated to be paid States, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into the Treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: Provided,, Proviso; That nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to to be construed to balances arising solely from the depreciation of Treasury arising front the

to persons in ar rears to the U. S.

extend to balances

1828.

Treaty Notes.

Notes received by such person, to be expended in the public depreciation of service; but in all cases where the pay or salary of any person is withheld. in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the Accounting Officers, if demanded by the party, his agent or attorney, to report, forthwith, to the agent of the Treasury Department, the balance due; and it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent and his sureties. [Approved, 25th January, 1828.]

CHAP 3. An ACT for the Relief of Simeon Broadmeadow.

[SECT. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Secretary of State That the Secretary of State be, and he is hereby, authorized

to issue letters par and required to issue letters patent, in the usual form, to Si

tent to Simeon Broadmeadow.

meon Broadmeadow. for his improved method of exhausting, condensing or propelling air, smoke, gas, or other æriform products; also, letters patent for his pneumatic engine; and letters patent for his improvement in the steam engine; on his paying into the Treasury the usual fees, and making oath that he is the true inventor and discoverer of the said inventions and improvements, and delivering into the Patent Office models of the same, with specifications, as is required by the acts of Congress relative to the issuing of letters patent for inventions and improvements; and that the same have not, nor hath either of them, to the best of his knowledge or belief, been used or known, either in this or any foreign country: Provided, That the said letters patent shall be subject, to all the conditions, limitations, and restrictions of the said acts of Congress. [Approved, 25th January, 1828]

CHAP. 4. An ACT making appropriations for the payment of the Revolutionary and other Pensioners of the United States.

Sums appropria

[SECT. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, respectively, tod for the year appropriated towards the military service of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, and for the objects following; that is to say:

1828.

Pensions to Revo

For the Pensions of the Revolutionary Pensioners of the Jutionary Pension- United States, in addition to an unexpended balance of former appropriations, of five hundred and sixty four thousand dollars, two hundred and thirty-six thousand dollars.

ers.

- Invalid and half pay

For the Invalid and half-pay Pensioners, in addition to a ba Pepsioners. lance of one hundred and forty-one thousand dollars of former appropriations, one hundred and sixty thousand and ninetyfive dollars. [Approved, 12th February, 1828.]

CHAP. 5. An ACT for the Relief of General Thomas Flourney, of Georgia.

Secretary of Tra

attorney on record judgment. &c.

General Thomas

[SECT. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to pay and satisfy to the attorney on re, sury to satisfy the cord, or other person legally authorized to receive it, out of the amount of a any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the recovered against amount of a judgment and cost, recovered in the District Flournoy. Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Louisjana, in May, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, by Gonzales and Colmanero, against General Thomas Flournoy, for the detention, at New Orleans, in the fall of the year eighteen bundred and thirteen, of three vessels laden with flour, &c. Provided: That if said Flournoy shall have satisfied said judg Proviso. ment, or be in execution therefor, before the payment herein authorized, then the amount of said judgment and costs shall be paid to said Flournoy.

[Approved, 12th February, 1828.]

CHAP. 6. An ACT making Appropriations for the support of government fo the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.

1828.

[SECT. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respec Sums approprí tively appropriated, for the service of the year one thousand ted for 1828. eight hundred and twenty eight; that is to say:

For compensation to the President of the United States, President. twenty five thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Vice President of the United Vice President. States, five thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of State, six thousand Secretary of States dollars.

For compensation to the Clerks in the Department of State, Clerks. per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, fifteen thousand nine hundred dollars.

Office.

For compensation to one Machinist in the Patent Office, Machinist Paten per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty four, seven hundred dollars.

of State

For compensation to the Messengers in the Department of Messenger Ꭰe State, including the Messenger in the Patent Office, in full of and Patent office. all allowances, one thousand four hundred and fifty dollars.

contingent expen

For the incidental and contingent expenses of the Depart Incidental and ment of State, including the expenses of printing and distribut ses, &. ing the laws, and for extra copying of papers, twenty-seven thousand five hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to Clerks in said Department, by virtue Clerks by net of li

1828.

Secretary of the
Treasury.

Clerks.

Clerk by act of 26 May, 1824, &c

Menengers.

First Comptroller.

Clerks.

Messengers.

Sheand Comptroller.

Clerks

Messenger.

First Auditor.

Clerks.

Mesenger.

Second Auditor.

Clerks

Messenger.

Third Auditor.

Clerks.

of the act of second March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, four thousand four hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Secretary of the Treasury, six thou

sand dollars.

For compensation to the Clerks in the Office of the Secre tary of the Treasury, per act of twentieth April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, ten thousand four hundred dollars. For compensation to one Clerk in said Office, per act of twenty-sixth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty four, dile thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; and, also, for one Clerk, per act of second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, one thousand four hundred dollars,

For compensation to the Messengers in said Office, and Assistant, in full of all allowances, one thousand and fifty dollars. For compensation to the First Comptroller of the Treasury, three thousand five hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Clerks in the Office of the First Comptroller, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, seventeen thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars; and also for additional salary of one Clerk, per act of second of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, two hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Messengers in said office, in full of all allowances, one thousand and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the second Comptroller of the Treasury, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Second Comptroller, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, nine thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For compensation to the Messenger in said office, in full of all allowances, seven hundred dollars.

For compensation to the First Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the First Auditor. per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, thirteen thousand two hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Messenger in said office, in full of all allowances, seven hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Second Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars.

For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Second Auditor, per act of twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, sixteen thousand two hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Messenger in said office, in full of all allowances, seven hundred dollars.

For compensation to the Third Auditor of the Treasury, three thousand dollars,

For compensation to the Clerks in the office of the Third

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