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lic money, for lands sold-copies letters, and makes out ab. stracts of accounts, wheo called for by Congress, and others having business with the office-besides other duties when required to be performed of him in the office........

1000 00 T. F. Anderson, enters all warrants of appropriations of mo.

neys drawn for the use of, and keeps a set of books relating to, the Navy Department. Also, warrants concerning payments into banks by the officer sof the customs, and receivers of public moneys for lands sold; and conducts the correspon. dence with the latter on the settlement of their accounts at the Treasury; together with the warrants on account of direct taxes, internal duties and revolutionary pensions-records all the bonds of collectors, naval officers, and survey• ors of the customs, and prepares the annual report of their official emoluments..........

........ 1000 00 Samuel Handy, records and copies letters and assists in the

eramination of the Post Office accounts, and in all matters

of business confined to hiin by the Chief Clerk.............. 1000 00 James M. Burke, copies letters to the officers of the customs and

others-records letters to different officers; and assists in co

pying such other documents as may be confided to him...... 1000 00 John N Lovejoy, messenger....................................

700 00 Jacob Hines, assistant messenger...............................

350 00

SECOND COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE. James B. Thornton, Comptroller, $3,000 per annum. In the brief view given of the powers of the Comptrollers of the Treasury, it may be sufficient to remark that, within the sphere of their respective duties they are the ultimate law officers of the Government.

The Second Comptroller is independent of the First. His office was established to effect a prompt settlement of the public accounts, which

from the constantly increasing expenditures of the government, had accumulated, and which with other duties, was found to exceed the ability of one comptroller. The Second Comptroller therefore would be more correctly styled the Comptroller of the accounts of the Army, Navy, and Indian disbursements. It may be here remarked, that the duties of ad. vancing money, and accounting for it, are distinct. The Secretaries of

the Departments exercise a discretion, in advancing from the appropriations the requisite sums to the disbursing officers; but it is made the duty of the accounting officers of the Treasury, independent of the Secretaries, to require accounts and vouchers, showing the legal application of

In this division of duties, is perceived a salutary check. The hands of the Executive are left unrestrained in advancing lo the agents the necessary funds to accomplish the purposes of the Government; but these agents have to account to officers of the Treasury, leaving the Executive no power to misapply the funds advanced

Il is the duty of the Second Comptroller to revise and certify the ac. counts stated in the offices of the Second, Third, and Fourth Auditors, and he decides on all appeals from the decisions of those Auditors, aod his decision is foal, except relief is granted by Congress.

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In the office of the Second Comptroller a record is kept of the arcount settled, showing the balances due 10, and from, the United States; a record of all the requisitions for money drawn by the Secretaries of the War and Navy Departments; and on its files are placed all the contracts involving the paymeut of money, entered into by those departments. is also the duty of the Comptroller to ni. ect suits and stoppages, on account of delinquencies; to keep an account with each specific appropriation, and to make aunual and other stalements, of the disbursements, as required by law. He also prescribes the forms for the accounts and vouchers, and of keeping and stating the accounts, subject to his re. vision,

CLEPKS IN THE SECOND COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE. John N. MOULDER, chiei clerk, is charged with the general superin

tendence of the details of business of the office; with the registering, filing, and safe keeping of the bonds of disbursing officers, and of the contracts and bonds for services and supplies in the War and Navy Departments; with drafting the forms and instructions issued to the disbursing officers and agents of those departments, for keeping and rendering their accounts in an uniform and systematic manner; with assisting the Comptroller in the general correspondence of the office; and in occasionally aiding in the examination and revision of accounts reported by the respective Auditors for the decision of the Comptroller................

..........$1700 00 Jonathan Seaver, is charged with the examination of the ac

counts for the naval expenditures; for the marine corps ; for the naval hospitals; and for the payments of the pavy and privateer peosioners, of which he makes an entry of each semi-annual payment. He keeps the record of the balances due to and from the United States, by disbursing officers of the navy; and acts as agent for paying the salaries, and disbursing the contingent fund, of the Second

Comptroller's office .......................................... 1400 00 John M. Broadhead, his duties are to open and keep an account

under each head of the numerous appropriations connected with the War Department; to make such reports and statements as are from time to time officially required by officers of these Departments, through the Second Comptroller, and to prepare condensed reports of the army appropriations, at

the end of each year, for the information of Congress...... 1150 00 James L. Cathcart, opens and keeps an account under each

head of appropriation connected with the naval service, navy pension, Davy hospital, and privateer pension fuod; makes such statements as are from time to time required by the Navy Department, through the Second Comptroller; and prepares condensed reports at the end of each year for the information of Congress; he likewise records all requisi. tions drawn by the Secretary of the Navy on the Treasury, and all transfer and refunding requisitions; and keeps all the books, including the leger, which appertain to the naval establisement, and keeps the iudexes...

1150 000 lic money, for lands sold-copies letters, and makes out ab. stracts of accounts, wheo called for by Congress, and others having business with the office-besides other duties when

required to be performed of him in the office......... ......... 1000 00 T. F. Anderson, enters all warrants of appropriations of mo

neys drawn for the use of, and keeps a set of books relating to, the Navy Department. Also, warrants concerning payments into banks by the officer sof the customs, and receivers of public moneys for lauds sold; and conducts the correspon. dence with the latter on the settlement of their accounts at the Treasury; together with the warranis on account of direct taxes, internal duties and revolutionary pensions-records all the bonds of collectors, naval officers, and survey• ors of the customs, and prepares the annual report of their official emoluments..........

........ 1000 00 Samuel Handy, records and copies letters and assists in the

examination of the Post Office accounts, and in all matters of business confined to hiin by the Chief Clerk.....

............ 1000 00) James M. Burke, copies letters to the officers of the customs aad

others-records letters to different officers; and assists in co

pying such other documents as may be confided to him...... 1000 00 John N. Lovejoy, messenger....................................

700 00 Jacob Hines, assistant messenger...............................

350 00

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SECOND COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE, James B. Thornton, Comptroller, $3.000 per annum. In the brief view given of the powers of the Comptrollers of the Treasury, it may be sufficient to remark that, within the sphere of their respective duties they are the ultimate law officers of the Government.

The Second Comptroller is independent of the First. His office was established to effect a prompt settlement of the public accounts, which

from the constantly increasing expenditures of the government, had accumulated, and which with other duties, was found to exceed the ability of one comptroller. The Second Comptroller therefore would be more correctly styled the Comptroller of the accounts of the Army, Navy, and Indian disbursements. It may be here remarked, that the duties of ad. vancing money, and accounting for it, are distinct. The Secretaries of the Departments exercise a discretion, in alyancing from the appropriaLions the requisite sums to the disbursing officers; but it is made the duty of the accounting officers of the Treasury, independent of the Secretaries, to require accounts and vouchers, showing the legal application of the money. In this division of duties, is perceived a salutary check. The hands of the Executive are left unrestrained in advancing to the agents the necessary funds to accomplish the purposes of the Government; but these agents have to account to officers of the Treasury, leaving the Executive no power to misapply the funds advanced.

Il is the duty of the Second Comptroller to revise and certify the accounts stated in the offices of the Second, Third, and Fourth Auditors, and he decides on all appeals from the decisions of those Auditors, and his decision is final, except relief is granted by Congress.

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SECOND AUDITOR'S OFFICE. William B. Lewis, Auditor, $3,000 per annum. The Second Auditor receives and settles. -1. Ali accounts relative to the pay of the army, subsistence and forage of officers, and pay, subsistence and clothing of their servants. 2 All accounts appertaining to the Cloathing and Purchasing epartment. 3. All accounts for the contingent disbursements of the ar ob, for which no specific appropriations are made by Congress. 4. All accounts relating to the purchase of medicines, drugs, surgical instruments, hospital stores, &c. also the claims of private physicians, for medical services rendered sick officers and soldiers, who cannot be attended by the surgeons of the army. 5. All acrounts relating to the recruiting service. 6. All accounts of the Ordnance Department; those of the various arsenals; and accounts appertaining to arinaineut oi new forrif«ations, and to armning and equipping the militia, &c. 7. Accounts for disbursements at the national armories. 8. All accounts appertaining to disbursements in the Indian Department, such as pay of agents, presents, annuities, holding treaties, running boundary lines, con

tingent expenses, &c., and the property accounts of the army, arising out of the foregoing expenditures.

CLERKS IN THE SECOND AUDITOR'S OFFICE. JAMES EAKIN, chief clerk

1700 00) John Wells, jun. book-keeper

1400 00 John Peters, examines and states accounts of the Indian Department....

1400 00 Samuel Lewis, jun records letters, and the requisitions on the Treasury..

1150 00 Richard M Boyer, examines and states army paymasters accounts........

1150 00 Robert Ellis, examines and states the accounts of the commis.

sary of purchases; of the paymasters at the national armories; and such of the accounts of the quarter master's as are adjusted by the Second Auditor.........

1150 00 William Mechlin, examines and states judividual claims, aud

accounts of the pay and Indian departmnt. .............. 1150 00 Leonard Mackall, adjusts the store and property accounts of

the army, growing out of the settlements made by the Second Auditor.....

........ 1150 00 Peter Brady, adjusts the store and property accounts, and keeps

the appropriation books. ............. ....................... 1150 00 Richard T. Queen, examines and states army paymasters ac. counts......

1000 00 0 S Hall.

1000 00 Examines and states accounts of the Josiuh F Polk..

1000 od Indian Department, Edvard B. Grayson

1000 00 William Ford, records reports on accounts, sent to Second Comprroller for revision, and assists in adjusting property

800 00 William Lloyd, messenger..

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John Davis, is charged with the revision o the paymaster's

accounts; the accounts appertaining to the Indian Department; the accounts for expenditures under the Engineer Department; for fortifications, surveys, improvements of roads

and canals, rivers, harbors, Purchasing Department, &c.... 1400 00 Joseph Manahan, is charged with the revision of all the pension

accounts reported by the Third Auditor, with the entries of the same on the check books; and with the entries of the semi-annual statensents from the War Department, of ihe changes arising from deaths, transfers, &c., on the rolls of the respective agencies...

1000 00 James M Cutts, is charged with the revision of the accounts for

the Quartermaster's Department; Subsistence, and Hospital Department; arsenals, arrearages, and accounts for the relief of individuals..........

1150 00 George D. Abbol, recording clerk, and accounts of recruiting,

contingent, orduance, armories, arming and equipping militia, and armament of fortifications.....

800 00 John Sessford, messenger; in addition to his appropriate duties

as inessenger, he is charged with the order and safe keeping of the library, maps, &c., belonging to the office ........ 700 00

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FIRST AUDITOR'S OFFICE. Richard Harrison, Auditor, $3,000 per 'anuum. The First Auditor receives all accounts accruing in the Treasury Department, and in relation to the revenue and the civil list, and after examination, certifies the balance, and transmits the accounis, with the vouchers and certificates, to the First Comptroller, for his decision thereon.

CLERKS IN THE FIRST AUDITOR'S OFFICE. WILLIAM PARKER, chief clerk, on all current or niscellaneous ac

counts, and such as relate to the civil list, surveys of the public lands,

light houses, custom houses, inarine hospitals, &C..... .. $1700 00 Jeremiah Williams, on the accounts of every description relating to the public debt........

....... 1400 00 William Morton, on the accounts of the Treasurer, of payments

to revolutionary officers and soldiers, and the bond accounts of collectors of the customs

................... 1400 00 John Coyle........

1150 00 Ou the accounts of collectors John Underwood....."

1150 00 of the customs, and internal Jeremiah W. Bronaugh.....

1150 00 James M. Torbert.............

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1150 00 Thomas G. Slye, on the accounts relating to the expenses of the judiciary and the mint establishment..

1150 00 Daniel P. Porler....... recording custom house bonds and 1150 00 John A. Brightwell.... S official letters.....

1000 00 William Morton, jun, recording reports on accounts sent for revision to the Comptroller....

800 00 Charles B. Davis, messenger.......

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