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[PUBLIC-No. 41.] AN ACT to further provide -for giving effect to the various grants of public lands to the State
of Nevada. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the State of Nevada is authorized to select the alternate even-numbered sections within the limits of any railroad grant in said State, in satisfaction, in whole or in part, of the several grants made in the following acts of Congress, to wit: the act organizing the Territory of Nevada, passed March second, eighteen hundred and sixty-one; the act admitting the State of Nevada into the Union, passed March twenty-one, eighteen hundred and sixty-four; and the act concerning certain lands granted to Nevada, passed July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six : Provided, That this privilege shall not extend to lands upon which there may be rightful claims under the pre-emption and homestead laws : And provided, That if lands be selected, the minimum price of which is two dollars and fifty cents per acre, each acre. so selected shall be taken by the State in satisfaction of two acres, the minimum price of which is one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre : And provided further, That the lands granted in the eighth and ninth sections of the said act admitting Nevada into the Union shall be selected within four years from the passage of this act, and the period for the selection of said lands is hereby so extended.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the lands known and designated for the establishment of an agricultural college by the act of July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and the acts amendatory thereto, shall be selected in the same manner and of the same character of lands as may be selected in satisfaction of any other grants referred to in the first section of this act. But this act shall not authorize the selection of lands valuable for mines of gold, silver, quicksilver, or copper.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the county of Esmeralda, in the State of Nevada, and the counties of Mono and Inyo, in the State of California, are hereby created a land district; and the land office for such district shall be located at Aurora, in Esmeralda county ; and the President shall be authorized bereafter, from time to time, as circumstances may require, to adjust the boundaries of any and all of the land districts in said State, and change the location of the land office from time to time, when the same shall be expedient.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the lands granted to the State of California for the establishment of an agricultural college by the act of July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and acts amendatory thereto, may be selected by said State from any lands within said State subject to pre-emption and sale : Provided, That this privilege shall not extend to lands upon
which there may be rightful claims under the
pre-emption and homestead laws, nor to mineral lands : And provided further, That if lands be selected as aforesaid, the minimum price of which is two dollars and fifty cents per acre, each acre so selected shall be taken by the State in satisfaction of two acres, the minimum price of which is one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: And provided further, That such selections shall be made in every other respect subject to the conditions, restrictions, and limitations contained in the acts hereby modified.
Approved, June 8, 1868.
[PUBLIC_No. 42.] AN ACT making appropriations for the naval service for the year ending June thirtieth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-nine. 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, appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine :
For pay of commission, warrant, and petty officers, and seamen, eight million dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.
For preservation of wood and iron vessels and ships in ordinary, and for those that are on the stocks; vessels for the Naval Academy; for purchase of material and stores of all kinds; labor in navy yards; tools, transportation of material, repair of vessels, and maintenance of the navy afloat, three million dollars.
BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS.
For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz : For freight and transportation; for printing, advertising, and stationery; for books, models, and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire engines; for machinery of every description; for purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and driving teams ; for carts, timber-wheels, and workmen's tools; for telegrams and postage of letters on public service; for furniture for government offices and houses; for candles, oil, and gas; for cleaning and clearing up yards; for flags, awnings, and packing boxes; for rent of landings; for tolls and ferriages; for coal and other fuel; for water tax and for rent of stores, eight huadred thousand dollars.
NAVY YARD AT PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
For the necessary repairs of all kinds, fifty thousand dollars.
NAVY YARD AT BOSTON.
For repairs of buildings, and repairs of all kinds, one hundred thousand dollars.
NAVY YARD AT NEW YORK.
For repairs of all kinds, one hundred thousand dollars.
NAVY YARD AT PHILADELPHIA.
For repairs of all kinds, fifty thousand dollars.
NAVY YARD AT WASHINGTON.
For repairs of all kinds, eighty thousand dollars.
NAVY YARD AT NORFOLK.
For preservation of the yard and the necessary repairs of all kinds, fifty thousand dollars.
NAVY YARD AT PENSACOLA.
For preservation of the yard and the necessary repairs of all kinds, fifty thousand dollars.
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For repairs and the general care of the public property, two thousand dollars.
NAVAL STATION AT MOUND CITY, ILLINOIS.
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For the necessary repair of the levee and yard buildings, twenty-seven thousand dollars.
NAVAL STATION AT KEY WEST.
For necessary repairs of wharves and buildings, three thousand dollars.
NAVAL ASYLUM AT PHILADELPHIA.
For furniture and repairs of same, one thousand dollars.
For pay of superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards and stations under the control of the bureau of yards and docks, and at the Navy Asylum, fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That the civil engineer and naval storekeeper at the several navy yards shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and that the persons employed at the several navy yards to superintend the mechanical departments, and heretofore known as master mechanics, master carpentere, master joiners, master blacksmiths, master boiler-makers, master sail-makers, master plumbers, master painters, master caulkers, master masons, master boat-builders, master spar-makers, master block-makers, master laborers, and the superintendents of rope-walks, shall be men skilled in their several duties and appointed from civil life, and shall not be appointed from the officers of the navy.
BUREAU OF EQUIPMENT AND RECRUITING.
For the purchase of 'hemp and other material for the navy; for the purchase of coal and the transportation and other expenses thereon; for the purchase of various articles of equipment, viz: wire rope and machinery for its manufacture, hides, cordage, canvas, leather, iron cables and anchors, furniture, galleys, and hose, and for the payment of labor for equipping vessels, and manufacture of articles in the navy yards pertaining to this bureau, one million dollars. For
expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz: For freight and transportation of materials and stores for Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, expenses of recruiting, transportation of enlisted men, printing postage, advertising, telegraphing, and stationery for the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, apprehension of deserters, assistance to vessels in distress, two. hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For the pay of superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, eighteen thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF NAVIGATION,
For navigation apparatus and supplies, and for the purposes incidental to navigation, viz: For
compass stations and for repairs and care of same, four thousand dollars. For services and materials for correcting compasses on board of vessels, and for testing compasses on shore, three thousand dollars.
For nautical and astronomical instruments, for nautical books, maps and charts, and sailing directions, and for repairs of instruments for vessels of war, ten thousand dollars.
For books for libraries for vessels of war, and for books and stationery for naval apprentices, four thousand five hundred dollars.
For binnacles, pedestals, and other appurtenances of ships' compasses, to be made in the yards, three thousand dollars.
For bunting and other material for flags, and for making and repairing flags of all kinds for the navy, seven thousand and five hundred dollars.
For navy signals other than signal flags, namely, signal lanterns, lights, rockets, and apparatus of all kinds for signal purposes, for drawings and engravings for signal-books, six thousand dollars.
For logs, log lines, log reels, log paper, and sand-glasses, for lead, lead reels, lead lines, armings for leads and other sounding apparatus, and for running lights, (side and head lanterns prescribed by law,) eight thousand dollars. For musical instruments for vessels of war, one thousand dollars.
For commanders' and navigators' stationery for vessels of war, five thousand dollars.
For oil for vessels of war, other than for engineer department, fifty thousand dollars.
For local and foreign pilotage for vessels of war, sixty thousand dollars.
For lamps and lanterns of all kinds for binnacles, standard-compasses, and tops, for lamps for cabins, wardroom, and other quarters for officers, and for decks, holds, and storerooms, and for lamp-wicks, chimneys, shades, and other appendages, six thousand dollars.
For freight and transportation of navigation materials, instruments, books, and stores, postage on public letters, telegraphing on public business, advertising for proposals, packing boxes and material, blank-books, forms, and stationery at navigation offices, and contingent expenses, ten thousand dollars.
For expenses of Naval Academy, viz: For pay of professors and others, seventy-six thousand seven hundred and six dollars. For
pay of watchmen and others, forty-five thousand two hundred and ninetyfour dollars.
For contingent expenses, sixty-three thousand four hundred and fifty dollars. For necessary repairs of quarters, ten thousand dollars. For support of department of steam enginery, and for pay of mechanics and laborers, five thousand dollars.
For expenses of Naval Observatory, viz: For wages of one instrument-maker, one messenger, one porter, and three watchmen; for keeping grounds in order and repairs to buildings and enclosures ; for fuel, light, and office furniture, and for stationery, chemicals for batteries, postage, and freight, ten thousand six hundred dollars.
For incidental expenses, five hundred dollars.
For preparing for publication the American Nautical Almanac, namely: For pay of computers, fifteen thousand dollars.
For pay of clerk, one thousand two hundred dollars.
For payment of expenses of visitors to the Naval Academy, two thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF ORDNANCE.
For guns, gun-carriages, shot, shell, magazine and laboratory stores, and equipments of all kinds ; for gunpowder, small-arms, equipments, and ammunition ; for fuel and materials necessary in carrying on the mechanical branches of the ordnance department at the navy yards and stations, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For the necessary repairs of the magazine at Chelsea ; for the dwellings at the nitre depot, Malden; for repairs to buildings on ordnance dock, and also repairs to tugs and lighters, and for repairs of ordnance dock at Ellis island, New York; for repairs of magazine at Fort Mifflin; for repairing crane and wharf at Norfolk, and for repairs of magazine at Mare island, fourteen thousand five hundred dollars.
For pay of the superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, fifteen thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS.
For pay of superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, thirty-nine thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF STEAM ENGINEERING.
For pay of the superintendents and the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, twenty-four thousand dollars.
For stores and materials, tools, repairs of machinery of steamers, boilers, instruments, and labor at navy yards, and repairs of the machinery, and purchase of stores and materials for vessels of squadrons on foreign stations; and for transportation of materials, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF PROVISIONS AND CLOTHING.
рау. of the civil establishment at the several navy yards under this bureau, and at the naval asylum, twenty-six thousand dollars.
For provisions and clothing, one million five hundred thousand dollars.
To meet the demands upon the bureau for freight and transportation of stores, for candles, fuel ; for tools and repairing same at eight inspections; for books and blanks; for stationery; for furniture and repairs of same in offices of paymasters and inspectors ; for telegrams and postage ; tolls and ferriages ; and for ice, one hundred thousand dollars.
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
For necessary repairs and improvements of hospitals and appendages, including roads, wharves, walls, outhouses, sidewalks, fences, gardens, farms, painting, glazing, blacksmiths’, plumbers', and masons' work; for furniture, thirty thousand dollars. For pay
of the civil establishment under this bureau, at the several navy hospitals and navy yards, sixty thousand dollars.