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ACT of November 22d, 1814. 4 Bioren, 717.

1. SEC. 1. The head of the treasury department is authorized from time to time as may be requisite, to designate a clerk in the office of the commissioner of the revenue, to assist in signing of the licences issuing from that office; and the clerk so designated shall have power to sign his own name to such licences; which signature shall be as valid as that of the said commissioner of the re

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2. SEC. 1. The secretary for the department of state is authorized to employ, one chief clerk whose compensation shall not exceed two thousand dollars per annum; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand six hundred dollars each; four clerks whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars each; one superintendent of the patent office, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars, and one clerk in said patent office, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars.

3. SEC. 11. The secretary of the treasury department is hereby, authorized to employ, for the office of the treasury department, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed two thousand dollars per annum: two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand six hundred dollars each; three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars. For the office of the first comptroller, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; four clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; four clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of

(ACT of April 20th, 1818.)

the first comptroller, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; four clerks whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; four clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the second comptroller, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars; three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the first auditor, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; six clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each, three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the second auditor, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; six clerks whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the third auditor, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; ten clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; six clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars each. For the office of the fourth auditor, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; four clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and one clerk whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the fifth auditor, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars; four clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand

(ACT of April 20th, 1818.)

one hundred and fifty dollars each; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the treasurer, one chief clerk, whose com ensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars. For the office of the registe:, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; four clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; six clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and seven clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars each. To the office of the commissioner of the land office, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and twelve clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars each.

4. SEC. III. The secretary of the war department is hereby authorized to employ for the office of the war department, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed two thousand dollars per annum; three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand six hundred dollars; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; eight clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars. each; and five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars each. For the office of the paymaster-general, one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each; three clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the adjutant and inspector general, one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars. For the office of the ordnance departinent, one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars. For the office of the superintendent of

(ACT of January 14th, 1820.)

Indian trade, one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars.

5. SEC. IV. The secretary of the navy department is hereby, authorized to employ one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed two thousand dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand six hundred dollars; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars each; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars.

6. SEC. v. The commissioners of the navy are hereby, authorized to employ one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand six hundred dollars per annum; one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars; and one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars.

7. SEC. VI. The attorney general shall be allowed to employ one clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars

per annum.

8. SEC. VII. The post-master general is hereby, authorized to employ one chief clerk, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred dollars per annum; two clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand four hundred dollars; five clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand two hundred dollars each; nine clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed one thousand dollars each; and four clerks, whose compensation shall not exceed eight hundred dollars each.

9. SEC. IX. The compensation allowed by this act to clerks, shall commence from and after the thirty-first day of March last. And it shall be the duty of the secretaries for the departments of state, treasury, war, and navy, of the commissioners of the navy, and the postmaster general, to report to congress, at the beginning of each year, the names of the clerks they have employ ed respectively in the preceding year, together with the time each. clerk was actually employed during the year, and the sums paid to each; and no higher or other allowance shall be made to any clerk in the said departments and offices, than is authorized by this act: And all acts, and parts of acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

ACT of January 14th, 1820.

Pamphlet edit. 6.

An act supplementary to the act, enti ed an act to regulate and fix the compensation of the clerks in the different offices," passed the twentieth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

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10. The authority given in the eighth section of the above recited act, to the secretary of the treasury, to employ nine ad

(ACT of April 2d, 1792.)

ditional clerks in the office of the third auditor, and three additional clerks in the office of the second comptroller of the treasury, is hereby, continued, until the thirty-first day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, and no longer; and the sum necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act, is hereby, appropriated, and shall be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

ACT of May 15th, 1820. Pamphlet edit. 127.

11. The secretary of the department of war, is hereby, authorized and empowered to employ six additional clerks in his department; and the sum of six thousand dollars is hereby, appropriated for their compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. This act to continue in force for one year, and no longer.

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ACT of April 2d, 1792. 2 Bioren, 263. 2 Oswald, 56.

An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States.

1. SEC. I. That a mint, for the purpose of a national coinage, be, and the same is, established; to be situate and carried on at the seat of the government of the United States, for the time being: And that, for the well conducting of the business of the said mint, there shall be the following officers and persons, namely: a director, an assayer, a chief coiner, an engraver, a treasurer. [Infra 39, and as to officers 30.] 2. SEC. II. The director of the mint shall employ as many clerks, workmen, and servants, as he shall, from time to time, find neces

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