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Charles G. Wilcox, principal clerk, Subsistence of the Army...$1350 00 Ricbard Gott, clerk............do..........do.. ............... 800 00 George Forsyth, clerk..........do... ......do...........

1000 00 W c Easton, principal clerk, Removal & Subsistence of lodians 1600 00 James Orri, clerk. ........do....... odo.........,do........ 1000 00 Townsend Waugh, clerk..do. ..........10.............. 1000 00 Basil H. Waring, clerk....do............do..........do

800 00 Subsistence of the Army. The present mode of supplying the army with subsistence was established by the 6th, 719, 8th, 9ih i nd 10th sections of

act of Congress, passed April 14, 1818, entitled "an act regulating the staff of the a my of the United States ;” and by the eighth section of

“ an act to reduce and fix the military peace estab.ishment,”p.issed 20 March, 1821. By the former, it was to continue for five years; and it was renewed for five more by "an act to continue the present mode of supplying the ariny," passed 23. January, 1923; and again for five years by act of same title, passed 2d March, 1829.

The first named act provides for a Commissary General of Subsistence, whose dulips are to make estimates of expenditures for his departmen'; contract and purchase subsistence for the army; regulate the transmission of funds to his assistants; make payıpenis to contractors; adjust accounts for settlement, locate his assistants at their several stations; and in general, provide for the proper administration of his department in all its ramifications. This act provides, also, for as many assistant commissaries as might be required, to be taken from the subalterns of the line. The 8th section of the act of 21 March, 1821, limits these assistants to arty, and subjects them to the performance of duty in the Quartermaster's

Department. By the act of 21 March, 1829, “ the better to enable the Commissary General of Subsistence to carry into effect the provisions of the above specified acts” (wo commissaries are provided for

Reinoval und Subsistence of Indians — The present policy of Indian emigration to the west of the Mississippi, and of the western boundary of the United States, may be considered as having b-en firmly established by the act of 28th May, 1830, providing for “ an exchange of lands with the Indians, and their removal west of the Mississippi.By ihis act the

President was authorized to cause any Territory west of the Mississippi, not included in any State or organizer Territory, to be divided to districis, for the reception of emigrant tribes, who may choose to exchange th-ir laods where thay now reside, and remove there ; to guarantee to them a title in perpetuity ; to pay for their abaodoned improvements; 10 secure them in their new places of abode, the protection of the United

States ; avd to aid and assist them whilst removing west, and for the first year after their removal. For all these purposes, five hundred thousand dollars were by that act a ppropriated.

The apperiaining to the active operations of the removal of 11dians, and their subsistence on the way, and for a year afterwards, was confided by the President to the Commissary General of subsistence, who, under this act, and the several subsequent acts of appropriation, has removed, and is now making arrangements for the reinoval from the States east of the Mississippi, and the State of Missouri, and Territory of Arkansas, of most of the tribes inhabiting the same.

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. Joseph Lorell, Surgeon General..............

$2500 00 Richmond Johnson, Clerk........

................................, 1150 00 The surgeon General is stationed at the City of Washington ; he is the director and immediate accounting officer of the Medical Depart.

ment He issues all orders and instructions relating to the protessional ruties of the officers of the medical staff; and calls for, and receives, such reports and returns from them, as may be requisire to the perform ance of his several duties.

He receives from the medical director of armies, districts and departments, confidential reports relative to the condition of hospitals and infirmaries—the charac.er and conduct of the surgeons and assistant swgeons—the state of their books and accounts—the medical topography of the several posts and stations--the nature of the prevailing complaints, their probable causes, and the treatment adopted.

He receives from every surgeon and assistant, performing the duties of surgeon, quarterly reports of sick, with such remarks as may be necessa ry to explain the nature of the diseases of the troops, the practice adop ted, and the kinds oi medicines and stores required, togeiher with a copy of the entries made, for the quarter, in the book kept for the diary of the weather, accompanied with suitable observations

He receives from every surgeon and assistant surgeon, having charge of public property of any description for the use of the sick, duplicate semi-annual returns of the same, in the form and manper prescriber, and also annual requisitions for the supplies required for each hospital, regiment, post, on garrison, for the ensuing year, and transmits them, with his instructions, to the officers of the apothecary's department.

He receives from the officers of the apothecary's department, duplicates of all invoices and supplies, put up for, and delivered or forwarded to, the several surgeons and assistant surgeons, and also a return of the several articles purchased, received and issued by them

It is his duty to examine the returns and accounts of the surgeons and assistant surgeons; see that proper vouchers are sent for articles issuedi, and that the quantities expended with the sick are according to the sumber on the sick reports, and the nature of their complaints ; if found to be so, he shall certify it, and at the end of each year, and oftener if necessary, send the returns and accounts thus certified, to the office of the proper accounting officer of the treasury, (Second Auditor) for final set tlement.

Army surgeons have precedence in their several grades, according to dates of commiesions They may, when necessary, be employed as judge advocates, but are not to be detailed as members of either general, regimental, or garrison courts martial. They are uot perauitted to be engaged in private practice.

The act of March 2, 1821, provides that the Medical Departnent shall consist of one surgeon general, eight surgeons, and forty-five assistant surgeons. And the act of June 28, 1832, “ to increase the number ou surgeons and assistant surgeons of the arıny of the United States," authorizes the appointment of “four additional surgeons, and ten additional surgeon's mates."

NAVY DEPARTMENT. MAHLON DICKERSON, of New Jersey, Secretary, $6,000

per annum. The office of the Secretary of the Navy was created by act of April 30, 1798. He issues all orders to the navy of the United States, and superintends the concerns of the naval establisbment generally. A Board

of Navy Commissioners was instituted by the act of February 7, 1815, to aid him in the discharge of his duties. By act of July 10, 1832, all the powers conferred, and duties imposed, by existing laws, on the Commissioners of the Navy, and privateer pension and hospital funds, were transferred to the Secretary of the Navy. He is, by usage, a member of the cabinet, and holds his office at the will of the President,

CLERKS IN THE NAYY DEPARTMENT. John Boyle, chief clerk, superintends, under the direction of the

Secretary, the duties of the department, examines or refers to the other clerks all matters requiring examination; apportions the business of the office among the clerks, and submits the same, when prepared, to the Secretary; and sees that all directions given by him, are carried into effect......

$2000 00 Christopher Andrews, duties—general correspondence with

commanders of squadrons, and ships of war, and stations, and commandant of marine corps; heads of departments, and officers; both houses and committees of Congress. The annual estimates for the naval service, and Secretary's office, and navy building; African agency; claims; correspondence with navy commissioners; orders for recruiting; orders for courls of inquiry and courts martial ; summaries of proceedings and decisions; preservation of their records; and agent for paying salaries and contingent expenses of the Secretary's office.....

.................. 1600 00 Laurislon B. Hardin, is charged with the register of the

officers of the navy, aud with keeping an account of their services and orders for duty; register of the officers of the marine corps, wavy agents, naval storekeepers, aod naval constructors, and vessels of war. He prepares nominations, commissions, warrants, and acting appointments; keeps an account of deaths, resignations, and dismissions; prepares for publication, annually, the navy register, for the departe ment, and, bienjally, for the State Department; attends to the correspondence with officers, relative to their orders, services, &c, and with other persons on the same subjects; attends to the monthly publication of vessels of war on foreign stations, and the changes which take place among them, &c........

.............. 1400 00 Abraham H Quincy, has charge of applications for appoint

ments of every description in the navy, and enters the same in proper books, endorses and files the recommendations in such manner that applications may be referred to at a moments notice. He has charge of the Congress book, and of

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the general letter book, in which are recorded all letters to persons not in the service of the United States; and at. tends to auy copying or other duties required of him by the

Secretary or Chief Clerk.................. ................ 1400 00 J. D). Simms, registers all letters received at the Navy Depart.

ment-all letters written from it, and all orders issued to the officers of the navy-makes semi-weekly reports to the Chief Clerk, of the state of the correspondence and records of the department—is charged with the record of letters to the Board of Navy Commissioners, and assists, as occasion requires, in

the general correspondence of the departinent.... ........ 1000 00 Burden M Voorhees, warrant clerk of the Navy Department,

prepares requisitions upon the Treasury on account of expenditures for the navy-keeps the appropriation accounts, including those of the navy peosion, priyateer pension, and navy hospital funds-exhibits, monthly, a balance sheet of moneys in the Treasury, subjeci to naval purposes--has charge of the book of bills of exchange-writes letters relative to the fiscal concerns of the department, and aids in its general correspondence-examines and files the monthly summary statements of navy agents, and the returns of other disbursing officers; and is liable to be called on for any other clerical duties connected with the business of the department.................

1000 00 Henry Stark, prepares answers to applications for office, dis

charges of seamen, &c.-has charge of the correspondence relating to live oak-of the returns of the sick, from the fleet surgeons, and surgeons attached to the shore stations; and attends generally to any duty assigned him by the Secretary or Chief Clerk......

1000 00 Moses Poor, records all letters to the President of the United

States, and Heads of Departments-letters to navy agents, paval store keepers, &c.-files and has care of letters to officers--makes out all copies fiom the records and other documents, when required-assists in the gerieral correspondence-altends to and performs the duties of the warrant and other clerks, when absent by sickness or other causes and also performs niany other duties of a miscellaneous character..

800 00

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PENSION AND HOSPITAL FUNDS.

Thomas L. Ragsdale, bas charge of the navy pension fund, the

privateer pension fund, and the navy hospital fund; and performs all the duties required by the act of July 10, 1832, for the regulation of the navy and privateer pension and navy hospital funds........... ......................... 1600 00

Nathan Ealon, messenger.........................
Lindsay Muse, assistant messenger..............................
Soulhey Parker, superintendent of the navy building...

700 00 350 00 250 00

BOARD OF COMMI88IONERS FOR THE NAVY. The board was established by act of 7th February, 1815. It consists of three officers of the navy, in rank not below that of a post captain. The officer of the board holding the oldest commission, presides. The

board is, by law, attached to the office of the Secretary of the Navy, and under his superintendence, discharges all the ministerial duties of that office, relative to the procurement of naval stores and materials, and the construction, armament, equipment, and employment, of vessels of war, as well as other inatters connected with the naval establishment of the United States. They appoint their own Secretary ; and their records are at all tiines subject to the inspection of the President of the United States, and the Secretary of the Navy.

COMMISSIONERS OF THE NAVY. JOHN RODGERS, President of the Navy Board......... 83500 001 Isnuc Chauncey, Commissioner.......

3500 00 Charles Morris, Commissioner....

350000 Charles W. Goldsborough, Secretary.

2000 00 CLERKS IN THE NAVY COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE. WILLIAM G, RIDGLEY, chief clerk...............

•$1600 00 John Green, clerk........

......... 1150 00 James Hutton, clerk.....

1000 00 B. $ Randolph, clerk.....

1000 00 Robert Beall, clerk........

1000 00 Joseph P. McCorkle, Jr., clerk.

1000 00 C. Schwarts, draughtsman......................................"

1000 00 Richard Elliott, messenger...........

700 00

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ATTORNEY GENERAL. BENJAMIN F. BUTLER, of N. York, $4,000 per annum.

The office of Attorney General of the United States was created by the act of 24th September, 1789. It is the duty of the Attorney General to prosecute and couduct all suits in the Supreme Court, in which the United States is concerned ; and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law, when required by the President, or when requested by

the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments. The Attorney General is, ex-officio, a Coma missioner of the Sinking Fund. He is appointed by the President and Senate ; and is, by usage, a member of the cabinet.

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. Richard Key Watts, clerk.......

•$800 00

WATCHMEN EMPLOYED IN THE WAR AND NAVY BUILDINGS. John Fitzgerald...

$300 00

War Office. Reuben Gilder..

300 00) Ignatius Lilcas. Thomas Bingey

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300 00} Navy Office.

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