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[The omitted numbers are private resolutions.]

No. 1. Joint Resolution of Thanks to General John E. Wool. The thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered, to Brevet Major-General John E. Wool, for his distinguished services in the late war with Mexico, and especially for the skill, enterprise, and courage which distinguished his conduct at the battle of Buena Vista. The President is requested to cause a sword, with suitable devices, to be presented to General Wool, as a testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his gallant and judicious conduct on that memorable occasion. January 24, 1854.

No. 3. A Resolution authorizing an increase of the force in the office of the Superintendent of the Public Printing. February 10, 1854.

No. 4. A Resolution for supplying new members of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives with such books of a public character as have been heretofore supplied. February 23, 1854.

No. 5. Joint Resolution authorizing a supplemental contract for certain marble for the Capitol Extension. March 1, 1854.

No. 6. A Resolution accepting certain volumes and medals presented by her Britannic Majesty's Government to the United States. The presentation volumes and medals, illus. trative of the Exhibition in London, in 1851, are accepted, and placed in the Library of Congress. March 27, 1854.

No. 7. Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury and Light-house Board to determine upon the site, plan, and mode of constructing the Light-house on Cohasset Rocks, and for other purposes. March 27, 1854.

No. 8. Joint Resolution relative to bids for provision, clothing, and small stores for the use of the Navy. All such bids may be rejected, at the option of the Department, if made by one who is not known as a manufacturer of, or regular dealer in, the article proposed to be furnished; which fact, or the reverse, must be distinctly stated in the bids of fered. The bids of all who have failed to fulfil any contracts previously entered into with the United States, shall, at the option of the Department, be rejected. If more than one bid be offered for the supply of an article on account of any one party either in his own name, or in the name of his partner, clerk, or any other person, the whole of such bids shall be rejected at the option of the Department. Copartners shall not be received as sureties for each other. Whenever it is necessary for the interest of the government, and the health of the crews of the United States vessels, to procure particular brands of flour, which are known to keep best on distant stations, the same may be procured in market overt. March 27, 1854.

No. 10. A Resolution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to pay the expenses of codifying and revising the Revenue Laws. $ 5,000 are appropriated; and report of expenditure be made by Secretary of the Treasury, to Congress, in December, 1854. April 6, 1854.

No. 11. A Joint Resolution authorizing the accounting officers of the Treasury to adjust the expenses of a Board of Commissioners appointed by the Territorial Assembly of Oregon, to prepare a code of laws; also to adjust the expense of collecting and printing certain laws and archives of the Territory of Oregon. May 3, 1854.

No. 12. A Resolution for extending an existing contract for carrying the Mail in Alabama. May 3, 1854.

No. 13. Joint Resolution directing the connection of the public surveys in Alabama, with the boundary line between the States of Alabama and Florida. June 29, 1854.

No. 16. Joint Resolution explanatory of the 2d section of a Resolution to establish certain Post Routes, approved July 12, 1852. July 17, 1854.

No. 17. A Resolution providing for the distribution of the Works of Thomas Jeffer son. July 20, 1854.

No. 18. Joint Resolution to fix the compensation of the employees in the Legislative Department, and to prohibit the allowance of the usual extra compensation to such as receive the benefits hereof. 20 per cent. added to their present compensation. July 20, 1854.

No. 25. A Joint Resolution directing the presentation of a Medal to Commander Duncan N. Ingraham. It is for rescuing Martin Koszta from the Austrian war-brig Hussar. August 4, 1854.


1. Statement of Duties, Revenues, and Public Expenditures, during the Fiscal Years ending June 30, 1852, and June 30, 1853.

[From Reports of the Secretary of the Treasury, Jan. 15, 1853, and Dec. 6, 1853.]

The receipts into the Treasury were as follows:

From customs, viz. : —


During the first quarter, ending
During the second quarter,
During the third quarter,
During the fourth quarter,
Total customs,

From sales of public lands,
From miscellaneous sources,


Sept. 30, $14,754,909.34 15,723,935.71 Dec. 31, 9,601,509.40 11,307,465.45 Mar. 31, 12,109,761.80 16,208,498.82 June 30, 10,873,146.08 15,691,965.54 47,339,326.62 58,931,865.52 2,043,239.58 1,667,084.99 345,820.69 738,623.89 Total receipts, exclusive of loans, &c., 49,728,386.89 61,337,574.40 Balance in the Treasury, July 1, 1851 and '52, 10,911,645.68 14,532,636.37 Total means, 60,640,032.57 75,969,710.77

The expenditures, exclusive of trust funds, were as follows:

Civil List.

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Governments in the Territories,
Surveyors and their clerks,

Officers of the Mint and branches,

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Year ending
June 30, 1852.


Contingent expenses of all the missions abroad,
Contingent expenses of foreign intercourse,
Salary of the Consul at London,

1,248,017.90 2,015,313.16 1,248,011.91 1,611,814.36 718,065.44 878,309.54 77,515.58 123,764.86 72,528.46


55,300.00 52,550.00 2,000.00 3,065.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 3,422,939.29 4,784,396.93





Year ending June 30, 1853.

16,518.36 24,060.72 77,278.61





34,399.43 3,000 00





Clerks, office, &c. of Consul, London,
Salary of Consul at Beyrout,

Salary of Consul at Alexandria,
Salaries of Consuls at Kuang Chew, &c., China,
Office-rent of Consul at Bale, Switzerland,
Relief and protection of American seamen,
Commissioner in China, Sec., & Interpreter,
Commissioner in China and outfit,
Secretary and Interpreter to Chinese Mission,
Certain diplomatic services,

*This includes the salaries of Chargés d'Affaires, and outfits of Ministers and Chargés.




625.00 6,250.00 3,000.00

100.00 113,146.20

33,185.39 3,750.00 22,014 19

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Instalment and interest due May 30, 1852, under Art. 12 of treaty with Mexico, Contingent expenses of commissioners, under treaty with Mexico,

Do. do. under convention with Brazil,
Expenses of agent of Sublime Porte,
Treaty of peace, limits, and boundaries, &c.,
with Mexico,

Awards under the 15th Article of said treaty, To enable the President to conclude a treaty with Mexico,

Liquidated claims against Mexico, .
Payment under 9th Art. of treaty with Spain,
Repayments on appropriations where there
were no expenditures,

Total foreign intercourse,

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Surveys of public lands,
Collecting revenue from sales of public lands,
Support and maintenance of light-houses, &c.,
Building light-houses, &c., .
Marine hospitals,

Building marine hospitals, and repairs,
Public buildings in Washington, &c.,
Rep airs Congressional Library,
Patent fund,

Mail service for government,
Mail service for Congress, &c.,
Deficiency in Post Office revenue,
Mail service for census papers,
Selecting certain Wabash and Erie Canal lands
in Ohio, act June 30, 1834,
Geologists and survey, &c. of mineral lands

in Michigan, Iowa, &c.,

Completing survey of copper region in Mich.,
Payment of war bounty land warrants,
Building custom-houses and warehouses,
Expenses of collecting revenue from customs,
Survey of the coast of the United States,
Subdividing Islands on the coast of California,
Survey of South Florida reefs, &c.,
Repairs of steamer Bibb


Fuel and quarters of army officers on Cst. Sur., Completing east wing Patent-Office building, Erecting west wing


Mint establishment,


Relief of sundry individuals,
Auxiliary watch in the city of Washington,
Expenses incident to loans and Treas.-notes,

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111,544.87 900,000.00


163,888.89 875,000.00




3,610.51 12,780.77

1,325.00 581,554.12 2,082,633.24 2,243,377.73

5,900.00 521,491.23

363,000.00 336,000.00


20,000.00 30,000.00









Expenses incident to Texas indemnity stock,
Support of the penitentiary in Dist: Columbia,
Support of lunatics of the Dist. of Columbia,
Erecting Asylum for insane in Dist. Columbia,
Support of twelve transient paupers,
Cleaning and deepening Wash. City Canal,
Repairs of bridges, and draw-keepers,
Repayment of debt of cities of Dist. of Col.,
Three per cent. to Illinois,

Three per cent. to Missouri,
Two and Three per cent. to Alabama,
Two and Three per cent. to Mississippi,
Five per cent. to Michigan,
Five per cent. to Arkansas,
Five per cent. to Florida,
Five per cent. to Iowa,
Five per cent. to Louisiana,
Maine, under treaty stipulations,
Debentures, drawbacks, bounties, &c.,
Excess of deposits for unascertained duties
repaid to importers,

Debentures and other charges (customs),
Debentures and other charges (lands),
Relief of the cities of the Dist. of Columbia,
Payment of horses, &c., lost,
Refunding duties on foreign merchandise,
Tonnage duties on Spanish vessels refunded,
Certain duties refunded, .

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Refunding duties on sugar and molasses,
Repayment for lands erroneously sold,
Refunding purchase-money for land sold in
the Greensburg district, Louisiana,
Settling land claims in California, .
Northern boundary of Iowa,
Boundary between Missouri and Iowa,
Boundary between Wisconsin and Minesota,
Locating bounty land warrants,

Results and acct. of the Exploring Expedition,
Smithsonian Institution, act Aug. 10, 1846,
Expenses of mineral land service,
Salaries of assistant treasurers and clerks,
Contingencies under act for collect. pub. rev.,
Compensation of spec. agents to ex. accounts,
All other items of a miscellaneous nature,
Claims not otherwise provided for,
Consular receipts,

Building and equipping six revenue-cutters,
Historical paintings for the Capitol,




Pay to each designated depositary (per cent.),
Library for Territory of New Mexico,
Public buildings
Public buildings, Minesota Territory,
Public Library, Washington Territory,
Special examiners of drugs and medicines,
Taking 7th census,



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Under the direction of the Depart. of Interior.
Indian department,

Fulfilling Indian treaties,

Pensions, war,

Pensions, naval,

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Year ending June 30, 1852. $18,540.00 60,000.00 10,000.00


Total under direction of the War Dep't,







85,575.48 $345,469.82



Year ending June 30, 1853.

2,080.00 2,586.29

3,480.34 515,000.00




2,114,841.93 3,761,102.74 722,410.74

2,134,220.87 1,551,923.80 211,002.99 175,396.30 16,352.41

Claims of the State of Virginia,

Relief of sundry individuals,

20,043.75 21,069.00

Total under direction of Depart. of Interior, 5,198,828.94 5,529,535.59

170,426.04 4,442.05









9,824,158.02 11,792,369.70

5,931,447.92 7,314,491.18 164,057.17 146,523.53 285,596.71




57,950.00 208,213.16 260,247.70

202,399.78 345,682.79 361,986.18 315,147.04 276,000.40 8,225,246.92 9,947,290.87



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