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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

Navy Department, December 5, 1840.

Sir:

In the performance of a duty annually devolving on this department, I respectfully submit the following report:

The squadron in the Mediterranean remains the same as it was at the date of my last report, and consists of the Ohio 74, the Brandywine first class frigate, and the Cyane sloop of war; the whole under the command of Commodore Isaac Hull. This force has been found fully adequate to the protection of our commerce, which has remained unmolested in that quarter.

The squadron on the Pacific station is composed of the frigate Constitution, the sloop of war StLouis, and the schooner Shark, under Commodore Claxton. Since the date of my last report, the schooner Enterprise, then on her way home, and the sloops of war Lexington and Falmouth, which had been directed to return, have arrived in the United States, and have been replaced by the sloops Yorktown and Dale, now on the eve of sailing for the Pacific. The squadron, when joined by these vessels, will consist of a frigate of the first class, three sloops of war, and a schooner. Commodore Claxton has been directed to despatch the Yorktown on a cruise to the Sandwich and Society islands, New Zealand, the coast of Japan, the Gulf of California, and the Ladrones and Marquesas, for the general protection of our whaling interests and other commercial purposes.

The squadron on the coast of Brazil, under Commodore J. B. Nicolson, at the date of my last report, was composed of the razee Independence, and the sloops of war Fairfield and Marion. The two former have returned to the United States, Commodore Nicolson having been relieved in the command of that station by Commodore Charles G. Ridgely, whose force now consists of the Potomac first class frigate, the sloops of war Decatur and Marion, and the schooner Enterprise. The difficulties between the French Government and that of the Argentine Republic still subsisting, and the blockade continuing to be rigidly enforced, it has been thought expedient to augment this force, and the sloop of war Concord is now on the eve of sailing for that purpose.

The squadron employed in the Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies, under Commodore William B. Shubrick, at the date of my last report consisted of the frigate Macedonian, and the sloops of war OntarioErieWarren, and Levant. The Ontario has been ordered to the north for repairs, and the Erie, being found unfit for service, has been detached from the squadron. The remaining vessels, with the exception of the Warren, were directed to leave the station during the hurricane months, and proceed to the north.

Commodore Shubrick accordingly left Pensacola in July last, with the MacedonianLevant, and Erie, and arrived at Boston in August. Thence he proceeded to Eastport, and on his return visited the principal ports on the coast as far south as Norfolk, where, in conformity with his instructions from

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the department, he delivered the command of the West India squadron to Commodore Jesse Wilkinson, who had been appointed to relieve him, and who has proceeded to his station. The command of Commodore Wilkinson now consists of the Macedonian frigate, and the sloops of war Levant and Warren; which force is deemed sufficient for the protection of our interests in that quarter, in the present state of things.

The frigate Columbia and corvette John Adams, employed in a cruise in the Indian and China seas, under Commodore George C. Read, for the protection of the commerce of the United States in that quarter, have returned home. The frigate Constellation and sloop of war Boston have recently sailed for Rio de Janeiro, where they will replenish their supplies and receive Captain Lawrence Kearney, now in command of the flag-ship on the Brazilian station, who will hoist his pendant on board the Constellation, as commander of the East India squadron, and proceed, with that vessel and the Boston, to carry out his instructions.

The Exploring Expedition, as stated in my last report, was at Callao, whence Lieutenant Wilkes sailed on the 6th July, 1839. Since that period he has visited the Society islands, Navigator's Group, New Zealand, and various detached islands, with whose inhabitants he held the most amicable intercourse, and with the ports and harbors of which he made himself particularly acquainted. On the 26th December, 1839, he left the port of Sydney, in New Zealand, and proceeded to penetrate the Antarctic sea. On the 19th January following, the Vincennes discovered land in latitude 66° 2' south, longitude 154° 27' east, and had soundings in thirty fathoms water. The same day the Peacock made a similar discovery in latitude 66° 31', longitude 153° 40', and obtained soundings at a depth of 320 fathoms. Lieutenant Wilkes coasted along this land, and had sight of it at various times, for a distance of eighteen hundred miles, and has denominated it the Antarctic Continent. It is to be regretted, however, that the vast masses of ice, with which it is every where defended, prevented a nearer approach than fifteen miles, and rendered it impossible to land. It is described as presenting one vast mass of snow and ice, apparently rising almost perpendicularly from the sea, and will probably forever baffle the efforts of man to explore its interior, or convert it to any useful purposes.

After repeated and persevering efforts to approach the coast and effect a landing, Lieutenant Wilkes, his officers and men, having suffered severely from intense cold and the exposures incidental to this hazardous enterprise, returned to Sydney the 11th of March, 1840, where he was joined by the Peacock and Porpoise, the former of which had been in imminent danger from coming in contact with an island of ice. Lieutenant Wilkes speaks in the highest terms of the conduct of the officers and crews of the expedition. At the last dates (the 6th of April) he was at the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, whence he was shortly to proceed to carry out his instructions.

The steam frigate Fulton has been employed during the past season in experimenting with Paixhan guns and shot, under the direction of Captain Perry; and with a view to afford as many officers as possible an opportunity of becoming acquainted with the practice of gunnery, as large a number of supernumeraries have been attached to her as she could accommodate. The reports of Captain Perry present very interesting results, and it is contemplated to continue the experiments for the purpose of demonstrating the relative advantages of the Paixhan guns and those in ordinary use, as well as of affording a useful practice to our naval officers, by attaching them in succession to this vessel.

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The surveys on the southern coast of the United States, directed by the act of the 3d March, 1837, have been completed under the superintendence of Lieutenant Glynn; and it is expected that the department will be enabled to lay before Congress, either at or shortly after the commencement of the session, complete charts of all the ports and places which have been surveyed.

The brig Consort, under the command of Lieutenant Powell, is now occupied in surveying the coast from the bay of Appalachicola to the mouth of the Mississippi, as directed by the act making appropriations for the naval service approved July 20th, 1840.

The sloop of war Preble, Commander Breese, has been employed on the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador during the late fishing season, in protecting the rights and interests of American citizens engaged in the fisheries. On the termination of the cruise she returned to Portland, whence she was ordered to Boston for examination previous to being sent on foreign service.

The brig Dolphin, Lieutenant Bell, and the schooner Grampus, Lieutenant Paine, have been employed on the coast of Africa, in the suppression of the slave-trade. They returned at the commencement of the sickly season, and have since sailed in pursuit of the same object. The presence of these vessels on the slave coast, during the season in which this disgraceful traffic is carried on, will, in all probability, in a great degree arrest its progress, so far as it has been prosecuted by the assumption of the American flag, and do much to relieve the nation from the unmerited stigma of participating in a trade equally in violation of the laws of the United States and the policy of their Government. From the reports of Lieutenants Bell and Paine, it appears that the traffic in slaves is now carried on principally under Portuguese colors, through the medium of slave stations, (as they are denominated,) established at different points of the coast, under the protection of the neighboring native chiefs, who furnish the slaves, and receive in return goods manufactured in England expressly for this purpose. Here the slaves are collected until an opportunity offers for the slaver to approach the land under cover of night, and receive them on board. Both officers are of opinion that, so long as these stations are permitted to exist, and this barter carried on, all attempts effectually to arrest the traffic in slaves will end in administering only partial remedies, which will but aggravate the disease. There can be little doubt that the number of slaves transported from Africa is now greater than it was previous to the adoption of measures for its prevention and punishment, which, it would seem, have served no other purpose than to excite the cupidity of unprincipled adventurers, by increasing the value of slaves, and thus presenting temptations which overpower all apprehension of consequences.

During the past year, three small schooners, the Flirt, the Wave, and the Otsego, which had been previously procured and employed by the War Department, under the act making appropriations for suppressing Indian hostilities, approved 3d March, 1839, having been placed under the direction of this department, were employed on the coast of Florida, under Lieutenant McLaughlin. That officer lately returned to the north in the Flirt, bringing with him the men whose terms of service had expired, together with the sick and disabled attached to the expedition. He has since sailed with men sufficient to complete the complement of all his vessels, as well as for boat service. An additional number of marines has also been attached to his command, with a view to operations on land against the Indians, as

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well as the protection of the lives and property of the citizens, and the prevention of the introduction of supplies for the use of the enemy.

The two steam-frigates commenced under the second section of the act approved 3d March, 1839, (one at New York, the other at Philadelphia,) have been so far completed that the former will be ready for launching in a few days, and the latter in the ensuing spring, as soon as the Delaware is free from ice. The engines and boilers are also in a course of speedy completion, and, when finished, will be placed on board, and the vessels prepared for service without delay.

The apprentice system continues in operation, and thus far its results are highly satisfactory. The conduct of the young lads is generally exemplary; and such is their rapid progress in the art of seamanship, that, by the time they are of age for sea service, our commanders generally prefer them to older seamen. I take this occasion to recommend that this system be fostered to the utmost extent of which it is susceptible, being fully of opinion that it presents one great means of partially, at least, remedying that increasing scarcity of competent petty officers and able seamen, which greatly embarrasses the operations of the navy, delays the sailing of our public vessels, and places the defence of the honor and interests of the United States under the protection of crews, a great portion of which are foreigners.

This scarcity of seamen for the uses of the navy is, I apprehend, owing to the high wages they receive in the merchant service, and the comparatively short periods of their engagements in commercial voyages; to the absence of an apprentice system in the mercantile marine; and the discharge of seamen, when their terms have expired, on foreign stations, where the seductions of climate and the allurements of pleasure attach them to the soil, and whence many of them never return, or return so enervated as to be comparatively unfit for active service. The inquiries I have instituted result in the fact, that many of our seamen are now scattered among the islands of the Pacific and on the coast of South America; and, though directions have been given to reclaim them whenever it may be found practicable, there can be little doubt that a large number are thus irretrievably lost to their country. I have also sufficient reason to believe that the modification of the navy ration, which was proposed to Congress, but which has not been definitively acted on, would, if adopted, contribute materially to attach our seamen more permanently to the service; and I take this occasion earnestly to request that the early attention of Congress may be invited to this subject generally, as one of vital importance to the well-being of the navy.

The accompanying reports and letter from the Commissioner of Pensions (marked N, No 1 to No. 7) exhibit the number of pensioners, the amount of their pensions, and the means now remaining at my disposal to meet those which will become due the 1st of January and 1st of July, 1841. From these documents it will appear, that, under the operation of the navy pension laws, (and most especially that of the 3d of March, 1837,) the navy pension fund, which, at the period of its passage, amounted to upwards of a million of dollars, the annual interest of which was sufficient to meet all demands, now consists of one hundred thousand dollars in Cincinnati five per cent. stock, greatly depreciated; fourteen thousand dollars of stock of the Bank of Washington, in the same situation; thirty three thousand three hundred and thirty-nine dollars five per cent. stock of the city of Washing-

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ton; and eleven thousand four hundred dollars of stock of the Union Bank of Georgetown: the latter totally unsaleable at this time.

By the same statement, it appears that the sum of one hundred and fifty-one thousand three hundred and fifty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents will be required, in the course of the year 1841, to meet demands arising out of the present pension list; and that, consequently, either an appropriation Of that sum during the present session must be made, or the pensioners will remain unpaid, and the faith of the nation, which was pledged to make good any deficiency in this fund, remain unredeemed.

The estimates which accompany this report have been prepared with a due regard to economy on one hand, and the protection of the honor and interests of the United States on the other. The number of vessels now in commission is fully equal to those employed in preceding years; and it is believed that, during the past year, neither the persons nor property of our citizens have any where suffered outrage or wrong, for want of due attention in affording the means of protection and redress.

It will be perceived that the Board of Navy Commissioners have again presented an estimate for additional clerks, who I am satisfied are indispensable to the prompt performance of the duties of that office, which are daily increasing, and which there is no reason to believe will suffer any diminution in future.

A schedule of the documents accompanying this report is enclosed.

Respectfully submitted:

J. K. PAULDING.

To the President of the United States.

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SCHEDULE OF PAPERS,

Accompanying the Report of the Secretary of the Navy to the President of the United States, 5th December, 1840.

No. 1. Letter from the Navy Board, with estimates for 1841.

A. Estimate for the office of the Secretary of the Navy.

B. Estimate for the office of the Navy Commissioners.

C. Estimate of expenses for the southwest executive building.

D. General estimates for the navy for 1841.

Detailed estimate D 1, vessels in commission.

D 2, receiving vessels.

D 3, recruiting stations.

D 4, pay of officers and others at yards and stations.

D 5, pay of officers waiting orders and on furlough.

D 6, provisions.

D 7, improvement and repairs of navy yards.

E. Estimates for the marine corps for 1841.

F. Statement of proceedings under gradual improvement.

G. Report under increase, repairs, &c., &c.

H. List of vessels in commission, commanders, &c.

I. List of deaths in the navy.

K. List of dismissions from the navy.

L. List of resignations in the navy.

M. Suppression of the slave-trade—balance in Treasury.

N.

No. 1. Letter of the Commissioner of Pensions.

No. 2. Alphabetical list of navy pensioners, complete to the 31st October, 1840—invalids.

No. 3. Alphabetical list of widow pensioners, complete to the 31st October, 1840.

No. 4. Alphabetical list of minor children, to whom pensions have been granted under the act of March 3, 1837.

No. 5. Receipts and expenditures on account of the navy pension fund.

No. 6. Account of sales of stock.

No. 7. Stocks owned by the navy pension fund.

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No. 1.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

Sir:

In conformity with your instructions of the 2d ultimo, the Board of Navy Commissioners have the honor to submit herewith estimates for the navy for the year 1841.

The expenses for the navy naturally divide themselves into three classes: one of which relates to the persons employed; another to the vessels and materials for their equipment; and the third to the navy yards and other shore establishments. Miscellaneous expenses, which refer to more than one of these classes in combination, are embraced in the estimates under the head of "contingencies."

The first general class of expenditures comprises the pay of all persons employed in the navy, and the provisions, medicines, and hospital stores for their sustenance and comfort. All of these are modified, in amount, by the nature and extent of the employment of the officers and others belonging to the navy. As the estimates for their employment in 1841 are, by your direction, to be nearly the same as for the present year, the amounts under the items of pay, provisions, and medicines, for the navy, and for the marine corps, are the same as for 1840, except as they have been modified with reference to the probable unexpended balances which will remain in the Treasury on the 1st of January next.

In exercising the discretion which is authorized by your instructions, for the selection of objects and amounts of expenditure to be proposed for the second and third general classes of expenditure, under the restriction that the whole estimate, exclusive of marines, shall not exceed $5,025,000, the Board find that for both these objects, after deducting the amounts necessary for the first general class, and for contingencies, there will remain about $1,667,000. Of this sum, the Board have proposed to allot for the second class of expenditure, or "for the increase and repair of the navy, and for wear and tear of vessels in commission," the sum of $1,425,000; and for the third general class, or "for the improvement and repairs of navy yards and other shore stations," $242,000.

The act making the naval appropriations for 1840, placed under one general head all special acts which had referred, or might thereafter refer, to the increase or repair of the navy, &c.; and thus blended the funds which had been, or might thereafter be, appropriated for increasing the navy, with those for the repair or continuance of the force which might at any time exist. The present seems, therefore, to be a proper occasion for presenting a general view of what has been accomplished, with the amounts that have been granted for all these general objects, since the passage of the law for the gradual increase of the navy in 1816. This may be satisfactory with reference to the past, and also be useful in regulating the estimates for the future.

It appears that the number and classes of such vessels of the navy built and building on the Atlantic coast, as were proper for naval warfare, were as follows, in 1816 and 1840:

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Ships of the line.

 

Frigates.

Sloops.

Steamers

Brigs or schooners.

1st class.

2d class.

3d class.

Razee.

1st class.

2d
class.

1st class.

2d class.

3d class.

Built in 1816    

3

 

4

3

2

4

 

1

14

Built in 1840

1

4

2

1

5

2

13

2

5

1

6

Building in 1840  

4

   

7

       

2

 
Total in 1840

1

8

2

1

12

2

13

2

5

3

6

Grain since 1816

1

8

 

1

8

 

11

 

5

2

 
Loss since 1816    

1

   

1

 

2

   

8

The estimated value of these vessels, and of the stores on hand for their completion or equipment, may be stated at about the following sums:

 

Vessels.

Stores.

Total.

For 1816

$4,365,006

$735,000

$5,100,000

For 1840

9,825,000

6,628,346

16,453,346

Gain,

5,460,000

5,893,346

11,353,346

Money in the Treasury on the 1st October, 1840,

1,385,920

Showing a total gain in values of

12,739,266

The amounts which have been available for those objects, from 1816 to 1840, both inclusive, have been—

Under gradual increase of the navy

$8,000,000

Under gradual improvement of the navy

3,897,710

For building and rebuilding vessels, specially

2,458,710

Total

14,356,420

And for repairs and for ordnance

16,886,430

Making the total of available appropriations

31,242,850

The increase of values, as above

12,739,266

deducted from the appropriation, leaves

$18,503,584

as the amount which has been expended to meet the actual loss or decay, or to preserve the values which were on hand in 1816.  
This sum divided by 25 (the number of years included) gives for the annual loss and decay

$740,143

or about 14 1/2 per cent, annually on the original cost of the vessels afloat in 1816, which were fit for naval use.  

From these data, derived from the operations of twenty-five years, it appears that the amount actually appropriated for "repairs," &c., ($16,886,420) although it has met the demands of the service for repairs actually made, has not been equal to the actual loss or decay ($18,503,584) by the sum of about $1,617,104, or about $64,684 annually.

This difference has probably arisen from the fact that the estimates for repairs have heretofore been generally made to meet the proposed expendi-

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ture for each year, and not with reference to the average amount that would be required to preserve a value in vessels and stores equal to the original cost of the existing force which might then be afloat. This latter appears to the board as the most proper basis for determining the amounts which are necessary for the repairs and current expenses of the force afloat; and to show how much of the total amount which may be asked for under the new general head of "increase and repair of the navy," will probably be added to the existing values under that head.

By adopting this basis, and applying it to the original cost of the vessels which are now afloat and considered worthy of repair, the amount required for repairs and purchase of stores will be about $1,325,000, and would leave of the amount as proposed for increase and repair of the navy for 1841, but $100,000 applicable to increase the number of vessels, or of the value of vessels and stores. This sum is much less than the average annual appropriations for these purposes for the last twenty five years; and, in the opinion of the board, is also much less than would be desirable with reference to the present state of our naval force upon the lakes and upon the ocean, and to the interests which are connected with, or dependent upon them, if the total amount allotted for the navy appropriations could be enlarged with propriety.

From the amount asked under this head of appropriation, it is wished to complete the two steamers now being built at New York and Philadelphia, and the frigate Congress, at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This frigate conforms to the draught which has been proposed for the frigates for which frames have been collected under the law for the gradual improvement of the navy; and it is considered important to ascertain her qualities, that, if defects should be discovered in her model, they may, if practicable, be remedied before any of the others shall be built. It is also considered desirable not only to complete the two steamers now building, but to commence another steamer, to be propelled by Erickson's propeller and other new arrangements of the working cylinders, as proposed by Captain Stockton of the navy. As only five of the six vessels which were authorized by the act of the 3d of March, 1837, have been built, it is believed that the sixth may be constructed to test the efficiency of this mode of propelling vessels, by comparison with the ordinary mode, without any deviation from the spirit of that law, which merely limits the extent of the armament of the vessels.

The department, as you may recollect, were only prevented from including this in the estimates for 1840 by the supposed necessity of limiting the estimates to a certain amount.

The apparent advantage which this mode of propelling steamers has over the common paddle-wheels, with respect to safety from shot, and in the form and arrangements of the vessels for sailing purposes, renders it, in the opinion of the Board, desirable that the plan should now be subjected to the test of actual service, in a vessel which may be large enough to give it a fair and satisfactory trial, and yet no larger than is necessary for that purpose, until its advantages shall have been tested by actual service.

The rapid increase of sea steamers of war in other countries renders it indispensable to the security of our own shores that early measures should be taken to increase this part of our naval force, and that all reasonable measures be adopted to ascertain the best arrangements, not only for securing their efficiency when on our own coasts, but also for distant and more general cruising service.

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It is also proposed to make arrangements for rebuilding the frigate Guerriere, which has recently been condemned, and ordered to be broken up as unfit for further repair.

The experiments which have been recently made with guns of large calibre, and with shells fired from large guns, have furnished data which will now justify the collection of a sufficient number of these and other ordnance stores to place our vessels upon an equality of armament with those of other nations; and it is proposed to commence this collection as soon, and to proceed as rapidly, as can be done consistently with the state of this head of appropriation, and a due regard to the demands of other branches of the service upon it.

Under the third general class, or the navy yards and shore establishments, although the Board are of opinion that much larger expenditures would be very desirable, to place them in a proper situation to operate efficiently in a period of war, the amounts now proposed have been kept as low as the exigencies of the service would permit, that as much as possible of the total amount authorized might be available for vessels, and for ordnance and other stores, which are supposed to be of more immediate necessity. The great importance of a dry dock at the harbor of New York has been frequently urged by the Board, and generally admitted; and the commencement of one was authorized by Congress in 1835, but, as the appropriation contemplated the purchase of a new site at that time, no definitive action was had by the then Secretary of the Navy until the appropriation reverted to the surplus fund.

It is believed that no probable change of position for a navy yard in the harbor of New York would justify a relinquishment of the present establishment, nor diminish the advantages of having at least one dry dock within it; The Board, therefore, include the estimate for commencing one with the other ordinary improvements of that yard, as no special action of Congress is supposed to be more necessary for that, than for other improvements where no additional purchase of land is contemplated.

It is deemed proper, however, to state, distinctly, that the present estimate is merely for a sum sufficient to commence the work, and that, if this be authorized, the further amounts necessary to complete it will be required prior to 1845. Taking into consideration the nature of the soil, the present cost of labor, and other, dependent circumstances, as compared with those for the docks already built, the whole cost of this dock, and the necessary appendages for its convenient use, will probably amount to about a million of dollars. This sum is large: but still the Board believe its expenditure for this object to be a measure of true economy, and of very great advantage, with reference to the future repair and employment of the navy.

Where there are differences between the amounts asked under the different items of the estimates for 1841, from the amounts appropriated for 1840, such explanations have been annexed as will, it is hoped, be satisfactory.

We have the honor to be, sir, with great respect, your obedient servants,

C. MORRIS,
L. WARRINGTON,
JNO. B. NICOLSON.

Hon. J. K. Paulding,
Secretary of the Navy.

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A.

Estimate of the sums required for the support of the office of the Secretary of the Navy for the year 1841.

Secretary of the Navy   $6,000 00
Six clerks, per act of April 20, 1818 $8,200  
One clerk, per act of May 26, 1824 1,000  
One clerk, per act of March 2, 1827 1,000  
    10,200 00
     
One clerk of the navy and privateer pension and navy hospital funds, per act of July 10, 1832 1,600  
Messenger and assistant messenger 1,050  
Contingent expenses 3,000  
    5,650 00
    $21,850 00

SUBMITTED.

For two additional clerks, at $1,400 each $2,800  
For one do. at $1,200 1,200  
    $4,000 00

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B.

Estimate of the sums required for the support of the office of the Navy Commissioners for the year 1841, as at present established by law.

For the salaries of the Commissioners of the Navy Board $10,500 00
For the salary of their secretary 2,000 00
For the salaries of their clerks, draughtsman, and messenger, per acts of 20th April, 1818, 24th May, 1824, and 2d March, 1827 8,450 00
For contingent expenses 2,500 00
  $23,450 00

SUBMITTED.

Two additional clerks, at $1,400 each $2,800 00
Two additional clerks, at $1,200 each 2,400 00
  $5,200 00

In renewing the request for additional clerks, the Board of Navy Commissioners respectfully repeat their opinion, that the present number which is authorized by law is entirely insufficient to enable the Board to perform in a proper manner the various duties which are imposed upon it.

These duties demand from the Board, under the general supervision and

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control of the Secretary of the Navy, the immediate direction and superintendence of the construction and repair of all vessels, of all works in navy yards and other shore establishments, and of the purchase, preservation, and distribution of provisions, ordnance, and all materials of every description which are required for those purposes, and for the supply of vessels upon foreign stations, and to prepare the annual estimates and the reports connected with them, for all branches of the naval service.

The importance, variety, and extent of these duties, are such as would evidently furnish sufficient occupation to the members of the Board, if all the details of calculation, and the substance of separate reports, should' be prepared by the clerks for their use; but the small number which are allowed to their office have not been sufficient for this purpose, without neglecting the indispensable current business. Many useful reports remain in their office which show the past operations of the Board, and would be valuable to guide their estimates for the future, but are left useless for want of clerical force to analyze and arrange them. The duties of the Board towards the navy comprise subjects similar to those that, in the army, are assigned to separate bureaus, and for which, besides the heads of bureaus and officers as assistants, about twenty clerks are allowed. In the Navy Commissioners' office there are only a secretary, six clerks, and one draughtsman.

The increased amount which is asked for the contingencies of the office is necessary to meet the expense of indispensable extra assistance for the clerical duties of the office.

C. MORRIS,
L. WARRINGTON,
JNO. B. NICOLSON.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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C.

Estimate of the sums required for the expenses of the southwest executive building, for the year 1841.

Superintendent $250 00
Two watchmen, at $500 each, watching day and night 1,000 00
Contingent expenses, including oil, fuel, labor, repairs of building, engine, and improvement of grounds 3,350 00
  $4,600 00

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D.

General estimate.

There will be required for the general service for the navy during the year 1841, exclusive of the amount required for the marine corps, the sum of five million and twenty-five thousand dollars. 

  Estimated for 1841. Appropriated for 1840.
1st. For the pay of commission, warrant, petty officers, and seamen $2,335,000 00 $2,250,000 00
2d. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the civil establishments at the several yards 40,000 00 74,620 00
3d. For provisions 500,000 00 620,000 00
4th. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other expenses on account of the sick 30,000 00 75,000 00
5th. For the increase, repair, armament, and equipment of the navy, and wear and tear of vessels in commission 1,425,000 00 2,155,000 00
6th. For the improvement and necessary repairs of navy yards, viz:    
Portsmouth, N. H. 25,000 00 20,000 00
Charlestown, Mass. 42,000 17,000 00
Brooklyn, N. Y. 78,000 00 18,000 00
Philadelphia, Pa. 9,000 00 5,000 00
Washington, D. C. 11,000 00 20,000 00
Gosport, Va. 49,000 00 17,250 00
Pensacola, Flo. 20,000 00 13,000 00
7th. For hospital buildings and their dependencies, viz;    
Charlestown 1,500 00 24,250 00
Brooklyn 3,000 00
Norfolk 2,000 00
Pensacola 1,500 00
8th. For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz:    
For the freight and transportation of materials and stores of every description; for wharfage and dockage, storage and rent, travelling expenses of officers and transportation of seamen; for house-rent to pursers, when duly authorized; for funeral expenses; for commissions, clerk-hire, office rent, stationary, and fuel to navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for    

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D—Continued.

  Estimated for 1841. Appropriated for 1840.
apprehending deserters; for compensation to judges advocate; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts-martial and courts of inquiry, or other services as authorized by law; for printing and stationary of every description, and for working the lithographic press; for books, maps, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models, and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire-engines and machinery; for the repair of steam engines in navy yards; for the purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, timber-wheels, and workmen's tools of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage, and towing ships of war; for taxes and assessments on public property; for assistance rendered to vessels in distress; for incidental labor at navy yards, not applicable to any other appropriation; for coal, and other fuel, and for candles and oil for the use of navy yards and shore stations; and for no other object or purpose whatever 450,000 00 450,000 00
9th, For contingent expenses for objects not hereinbefore enumerated 3,000 00 3,000 00
  $5,025,000 00 $5,762,120 00

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

C. MORRIS,
L. WARRINGTON,
JNO. B, NICOLSON.

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Statement explanatory of the several heads of the general estimate for 1841.

The first head of this estimate for 1841 exceeds the amount which was appropriated under that head for 1840, by the sum of $85,000. This excels is occasioned by the difference in the amount which it is supposed will remain in the Treasury at the close of the present year under that head, from the amount which was available on the last of the year 1839.

The sums proposed under the 2d, 3d, and 4th heads, are less than were appropriated for the same objects for 1840, and have been reduced in consequence of the amounts which it is presumed will remain unexpended under these heads at the close of the present year.

The 5th head of the estimate embraces for the present year objects formerly appropriated for under the heads of "repairs,& c." "ordnance and ordnance stores," and all special appropriations for the gradual increase or improvement of the navy, or for building particular vessels or classes of vessels.

The amount stated in the column of "appropriated for 1840" opposite to this head, includes the sum of $1,000,000, which was appropriated for "repairs, &c.;" of $65,000, for "ordnance;" of $750,000, for "gradual improvement of the navy," and the conditional appropriation of $340,000 for the steamers. The amount proposed for the year 1840 is the balance which remained of the $5,025,000, to which the total estimate is limited by your instructions, after allotting to the other heads of appropriation the amounts which were deemed indispensable for the service of the year.

The amounts proposed for the 6th head, or "improvement and repairs of navy yards," though larger than appropriated for 1840, have been reduced as low as, in the opinion of the board, the immediate wants of the service would possibly admit.

The amounts required for hospital buildings and their dependencies are presented as the 7th head of this general estimate, instead of submitting them separately as heretofore, from a belief that no sufficient reason exists for keeping them longer separate, as they will necessarily require a small annual sum to keep them in repair, and in proper order for the accommodation of the sick.

C. MORRIS,
L. WARRINGTON,
JNO. B. NICOLSON.

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D 1.

FOR VESSELS IN COMMISSION.

Estimate of the amount of pay that will be required for the year 1841, for the following vessels in commission, viz: one ship of the line of two decks, six frigates, nineteen sloops of war, seven small vessels, and one steamer—being part of the first head of the general estimate for that year.

Six commanders of squadrons $24,000 00
One ship of the line, two decks 148,671 25
Four frigates, first class 352,485 00

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Two frigates, second class $146,287 82
Twelve sloops of war, first class 525,009 00
Two sloops of war, second class 74,907 82
Five sloops of war, third class 164,946 25
Seven small vessels 131,964 45
One steamer 34,847 00
Scientific corps 20,700 00
For vessels "to cruise along the coast of Florida,
for the preservation of the lives and properly of the citizens,"
having been transferred from the War to the Navy Department
66,531 70
Estimated for 1841 1,687,350 34
Estimated for 1840 1,687,350 34

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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D 2.

FOR RECEIVING VESSELS.

Estimate of the number and pay of officers, &c., required for five receiving vessels, for the year 1841, being part of the first head, second item, in the general estimate for that year.

  Boston. New York. Norfolk. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Total. Amount.
Captains 1   1     3 $10,500 00
Commanders       1   1 2,100 00
Lieutenants 6 6 6 2 2 22 33,000 00
Masters 1 1 1 1   4 4,000 00
Pursers 1 1 1     3 1,087 50
Surgeons 1 1 1     3 7,200 00
Assistant surgeons 1 1 1     3 3 000 00
Passed midshipmen 18 18 18     54 8,700 00
Midshipmen       3 3 6 2,100 00
Clerks 1 1 1     3 1,500 00
Boatswains 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Gunners 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Carpenters 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Sailmakers 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Yeomen 1 1 1     3 1,440 00
Boatswain's mates 4 4 4 1 1 14 3,192 00
Gunner's mates 1 1 1     3 684 00
Carpenter's mates 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,140 00
Quartermasters 4 4 4     12 2,592 00

 

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D 2—Continued.

  Boston. New York. Norfolk. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Total. Amount.
Masters at arms 1 1 1     3 $648 00
Ship's corporals 1 1 1     3 540 00
Ship's stewards 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officers' stewards 2 2 2 1 1 8 1,728 00
Surgeons' stewards 1 1 1     3 648 00
Ship's cooks 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officers' cooks 2 2 2 1   7 1,512 00
Captains of the hold 1 1 1     3 540 00
Seamen 100 100 100 2 2 304 43,776 00
Ordinary seamen 100 100 100 4 4 308 36,960 00
Landsmen and apprentices 75 75 75     225 18,900 00
Estimated for 1841 330 330 330 19 16 1,025 200,147 50
Estimated for 1840 330 330 330 19 16 1,025 200,147 50

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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D 3.

FOR RECRUITING STATIONS.

Estimate of the pay of the officers attached to fine recruiting stations, for the year 1841, being part of the first head and third item in the general estimate for that year.

  Boston. New York. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Norfolk. Total. Amount.
Commanders 1 1 1 1 1 5 $10,500 00
Lieutenants 2 2 2 2 2 10 15,000 00
Surgeons 1 1 1 1 1 5 8,150 00
Midshipmen 2 2 2 2 2 10 3,500 00
Estimated for 1841 6 6 6 6 6 30 37,750 00
Estimated for 1840 6 6 6 6 6 30 37,760 00

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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D 4.

Estimate of the pap of officers and others at wavy yards and stations for the year 1841, referring to the first and second heads of the general estimate.

No. PORTSMOUTH, N. H. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval—4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Master 1,000  
3 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,050  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Boatswain 600  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 941 75  
1 Steward 216  
      $14,107 75
  Ordinary—5th item of 1st head.    
1 Lieutenant 1,600  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
6 Seamen, at $144 each 864  
12 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,440  
      4,032 00
  Civil—2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper 1,400  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  
1 Foreman and inspector of timber 700  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 500  
1 Clerk to the master builder 400  
1 Porter 300  
      7,400 00
  Total   25,539 75

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D 4—Continued.

No. BOSTON. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval—4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3,000  
2 Masters, at $1,000 each 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
2 Assistant surgeons, at $950 each 1,900  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
2 Professors, at $1,200 each 2,400  
4 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,400  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 360  
      $23,017 75
  Ordinary—5th item of 1st head.    
3 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 4,500  
1 Master 1,000  
6 Midshipmen, at $350 each 2,100  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
4 Carpenter's mates, (3 as calkers,) at $228 each 912  
2 Boatswain's mates, at $228 each 456  
14 Seamen, at $144 each 2,016  
36 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 4,320 16,804 00
  Hospital—6th item of 1st head.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
I Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144 3,636 00
  *When the number of sick shall require them.    
  Civil—2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  

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D 4—Continued.

No. BOSTON—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Measurer and inspector of timber $1,050  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper 450  
1 Clerk to the naval constructor 650  
1 Keeper of magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      $10,230 00
  Total   53,687 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon to the yard are to be required to attend to the marines also.

No. NEW YORK. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval-4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3,000  
2 Masters, at $1,000 each 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1,809  
2 Assistant surgeons, at $950 each 1,900  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
2 Professors, at $1,200 each 2,400  
4 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,400  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 360  
      $23,017 75
  Ordinary—5th item of 1st head.    
3 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 4,500  
1 Master 1,000  
6 Midshipmen, at $350 each 2,100  

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D 4—Continued.

No. NEW YORK—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Boatswain $500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
4 Carpenter's mates, (3 as calkers,) at $228 each 912  
2 Boatswain's mates, at $228 each 456  
14 Seamen, at $144 each 2,016  
36 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 4,320 $16,804 00
  Hospital—6th item of 1st head.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144 3,636 00
  *When the number of sick shall require them.    
  Civil—2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  
1 Measurer and inspector of timber 1,050  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper 450  
1 Clerk to the naval constructor 650  
1 Keeper of the magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      10,230 00
  Total   53,687 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard are also to be required to attend to the marines.

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D 4—Continued.

No. PHILADELPHIA. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval—4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Master 1,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
      $14,907 75
  Ordinary-5th item of 1st head.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
4 Seamen, at $144 each 576  
12 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,440  
      3,744 00
  Naval asylum and hospital—6th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain 3,500  
1 Master 1,000  
1 Secretary 900  
1 Surgeon* 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon* 950  
1 Steward* 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144  
  *When the number of sick shall require them.   9,036 00
  Civil—2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper 1,250  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 900  
1 Clerk of the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 500  

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D 4—Continued.

No. PHILADELPHIA—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Clerk to the naval constructor $400  
1 Porter 300  
1     $7,450 00
  Total   35,137 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard are also to he required to attend to the receiving vessel and the marines.

No. WASHINGTON. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval—4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,000  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
2 Masters, (one in charge of ordnance,) $1,000 each 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner, as laboratory officer 5,00  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 360  
1 Steward to hospital 216  
      $16,483 75
  Ordinary—5th item of 1st head.    
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
6 Seamen, at $144 each 864  
14 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,680  
      3,000 00
  Civil—2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Master-builder 1,250  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 900  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  

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D 4-Continued

No. WASHINGTON—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant $750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk to the master builder 450  
1 Waster camboose-maker and plumber 1,250  
1 Chain cable and anchor maker 1,250  
1 Keeper of the magazine 4[]0  
1 Porter 300  
      $10,880 00
  Total   30,363 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard are also required to attend to the hospital when necessary.

No. NORFOLK. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval—4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3 000  
2 Masters, at $1,000 each 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
2 Assistant surgeons, at $950 each 1,900  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
2 Professors, at $1,200 each 2,400  
4 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,400  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 360  
      $23,017 75
  Ordinary—1st item of 5th head.    
3 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 4,500  
1 Master 1,000  
6 Midshipmen, at $350 each 2,100  
2 Boatswain 500  
2 Gunner 500  
2 Carpenter 500  

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D 4—Continued.

No. NORFOLK—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
4 Carpenter's mates (3 as calkers) at $228 each $912  
2 Boatswain's mates, at $228 each 456  
14 Seamen, at $144 each 2,016  
36 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 4,320  
      $16,804 00
  Hospital—6th item of 1st head.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144  
  *When the number of sick shall require them.   5,136 00
  Civil—2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 1.050  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper 450  
1 Clerk to naval constructor 650  
1 Keeper of the magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      10,230 00
  Total   55, 187 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard are also to be required to attend to the marines.

No. PENSACOLA. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval—4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3,000  

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D 4—Continued.

No. PENSACOLA—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Master $1,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
3 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,050  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
      $17,957 75
  Ordinary—5th item of 1st head.    
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
10 Seamen, at $144 each 1,440  
10 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,200  
      3,596 00
  Hospital—6th item of 1st head.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144  
  *When the number of sick shall require them.   3,636 00
  Civil—2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper 450  
1 Porter 300  
      5,750 00
  Total   30,939 75

Note.-The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard are also to attend to the marines and the receiving vessel, (if one should be stationed near the yard,) and to such persons employed in the yard as the commandant may direct.

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D 4—Continued.

No. STATIONS. Pay. Aggregate.
  BALTIMORE.    
  4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 862 50  
1 Clerk 500  
      $7,862 50
  CHARLESTON.    
  4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain 3,500  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,500  
1 Purser and storekeeper, including all allowances 1,189 75  
      7,689 75
  SACKETT'S HARBOR.    
  4th item of 1st head.    
1 Master 1,000  
      1,000 00
  FOR DUTY AT WASHINGTON, OR ON GENERAL DUTY.    
  Ordnance—4th item of 1st head.    
1 Captain 3,500  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
      5,000 00
  CHART AND INSTRUMENT DEPOT    
  4th item of 1st head.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
3 Passed midshipmen 2,250  
      3,750 00
  2d head of general estimate.    
1 Chief naval constructor 3,000  
1 Civil engineer 4,000  
1 Principal steam engineer 2,500  
      9,500 00

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D 4—Continued.

No. STATIONS—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
  FOREIGN STATIONS.    
  2d head of general estimate.    
1 Storekeeper at Mahon $1,500  
1 Storekeeper at Rio de Janeiro 1,500 $3,000 00

RECAPITULATION.

  Naval.
1st head
4th item.
Ordinary.
1st head
5th item.
Hospital.
1st head
6th item.
Civil.
2d head.
Aggregate.
Portsmouth, N. H. $14,107 75 $4,032 00   $7,400 00 $25,539 75
Boston 23,017 75 16,804 00 $3,636 00 10,230 00 53,687 75
New York 23,017 75 16,804 00 3,636 00 10,230 00 53,687 75
Philadelphia 14,907 75 3,744 00 9,036 00 7,450 00 35,137 75
Washington 10,483 75 3,000 00   10,880 00 30,363 75
Norfolk 23,017 75 16,804 00 5,136 00 10,230 00 55, 187 75
Pensacola 17,957 75 3,596 00 3,636 00 5,750 00 30,939 75
Baltimore 7,362 50     500 00 7,862 50
Charleston 7,089 75       7,689 75
Sackett's Harbor 1,000 00       1,000 00
Ordnance 5,000 00       5,000 00
Chart and instrument depot 3,750 00       3,750 00
Naval constructor       3,000 00 3,000 00
Civil engineer       4,000 00 4,000 00
Principal steam engineer       2,500 00 2,500 00
Storekeepers       3,000 00 3,000 00
Estimated for 1841 157,312 50 64,784 00 25,080 00 75,170 00 322,346 50
Estimated for 1840 157,312 50 64,784 00 25,080 00 74,070 00 321,840 50
Increase for 1841       500 00 500 00

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December, 1840.

This increase of five hundred dollars in the estimates for navy yards and stations for 1841, over the estimates for 1840, is occasioned by the allowance of a clerk for the Baltimore station, at $500 per annum.

 

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D 5.

WAITING ORDERS AND ON FURLOUGH.

Estimate of the pay required for the commission and warrant officers waiting orders, and on furlough, for 1841, being the seventh item of the first head in the general estimate for that year.

No. Waiting
orders.
Furlough. Aggregate
amount.
23 Captains $57,500 00    
1 Captain   $1,250 00  
23 Commanders 41,000 00    
85 Lieutenants 102,000 00    
1 Lieutenant   600 00  
16 Surgeons 25,600 00    
6 Pursers 3,975 00    
1 Purser   331 25  
6 Assistant surgeons 3,900 00    
27 Passed midshipmen 16,400 00    
1 Passed midshipman   300 00  
  250,375 00 2,481 25 $252,856 25
Add for 30 midshipmen, who, after examination,
may be entitled to be arranged as passed midshipmen,
in addition to their pay as midshipmen
9,000 00
Estimated for 1841 261,856 25
Estimated for 1840 265,043 75
Estimated less for 1841 3, 187 50

This difference is occasioned by a slight change in the number and grade of officers waiting orders and on furlough.

RECAPITULATION

Of the several items which go to make up the first head of the general estimate for 1841, viz:

Pay, &c., vessels in commission $1,687,350 34
" receiving vessels 200,147 50
" recruiting stations 37,750 00
" yards, naval branch 157,312 60
" yards, ordinary 64,784 00
" yards, hospital 25,080 00
" waiting orders and on furlough 261,856 25
  Making 2,434,280 59

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Brought over $2,434,80 59
From the unexpended balances which may remain
in the Treasury on the 1st January next, it is
supposed there may be deducted the sum of
99,280 59
Leaving 2,335,000 00

to be appropriated for the year 1841, as stated in the first head of the general estimate for that year. Navy Commissioners' Office, December 4, 1840.

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D 6.

PROVISIONS.

Estimate of the amount required for provisions for the year 1841, explanatory of the third head of the general estimate for that year.

7,240 persons in vessels in commission, exclusive of marines.
587 marines embarked in vessels in commission.
1,298 persons attached to receiving vessels and enlisted persons at shore stations.

 

Total 9,125 persons, at one ration each a day, will make 3,330,625 rations, which, at 20 cents each ration, is equal to $666,125
Estimating the balance under this head that may remain in the Treasury on the 1st January, 1841, as available for that year, there may be deducted the sum of which may not be required. 166,125
Which will leave 500,000
There was estimated for 1840 $620,000

The estimate for 1841 has been reduced to $500,000, because the amounts in the Treasury appear to justify a belief that this sum will be sufficient, with the balance that will be on hand on the 1st January next, to meet the demands for 1841.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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D 7.

IMPROVEMENT OF NAVY YARDS.

Estimate of the proposed improvements and repairs to be made in the navy yards during the year 1841, explanatory of the sixth head of the general estimate.

At Portsmouth, N. H.

For commencing a dock for knee timber $3,000
For continuing the construction of wharves 15,000

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For improving steam-boxes $1,000
For filling in low grounds, and for repairs of all kinds 6,000
  25,000

At Charlestown, Mass.

For completing ship-house 39 $30,000
For building an oil-boiling house 2,000
For repairs of all kinds 10,000
  42,000

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

For commencing a dry dock $50,000
For foundation for guns 3,500
For building a pitch-house 1,650
For a cooperage 7,500
For completing iron store 3,500
For filling in low grounds 1,000
For repairs of all kinds 10,850
  78,000

At Philadelphia.

For building a guard-house $2,000
For opening new gateway 300
For deepening channel at the wharves 4,500
For repairs of all kinds 2,200
  9,000

At Washington.

For extending machinery $4,000
For repairs of all kinds 7,000
  11,000

At Gosport, Va.

For extending the quay wall and foundation of building slip B $40,000
For repairs of all kinds 9,000
  49,000

At Pensacola.

For improving timber shed No. 1 $7,000
For completing timber shed No. 2 5,000

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For completing a stable $1,000
For repairs of all kinds 7,000
  20,000

Recapitulation.

For navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H. $25,000
For navy yard at Charlestown, Mass. 42,000
For navy yard at Brooklyn, N. Y. 78,000
For navy yard at Philadelphia 9,000
For navy yard at Washington 11,000
For navy yard at Norfolk, Va. 49,000
For navy yard at Pensacola 20,000
  234,000

HOSPITALS.

Seventh head of general estimate.

For hospital at Charlestown, Mass. $1,500
Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.—For paving back yard, and completing  
roof, &c.„ 3,000
For hospital at Norfolk, Va. 2,000
For hospital at Pensacola 1,500
Total for hospitals 8,000
Total estimated for 1840 24,250

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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E.

Headquarters of the Marine Corps,
Washington, November 20, 1840.

Sir:

Herewith you will receive the estimates for the marine corps for the year 1841.

I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHIBALD HENDERSON,
Colonel Commandant.

Commodore Charles Morris,
President Board of Navy Commissioners.

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Headquarters of the Marine Corps,
Paymaster's Office, October 20, 1840.

Sir : I transmit herewith quadruple estimates of the amount required by this department for pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of the United States marine corps for the year 1841.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. W. WALKER,
Paymaster United States Marine Corps.

Col. Archibald Henderson,
Commandant U. S. Marine Corps, Headquarters.

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Headquarters of the Marine Corps,
Quartermaster's Office, Washington, November 9, 1840.

Sir:

The quadruple estimates for the support of the quartermaster's department of the marine corps for the year 1841, which are herewith submitted, will be found not to vary from those of the present year. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

AUG. A. NICHOLSON,
Quartermaster.

Col. Archibald Henderson,
Commandant Marine Corps, Headquarters.

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Headquarters of the Marine Corps,
Adjutant and Inspector's Office, Washington, November 14, 1840

Sir:

The duties of this office, like most other offices kept as offices of record have greatly increased within the last twenty years—so much so, as to be found necessary to employ the services of an assistant clerk; and, there being no allowance for such an appointment, he receives but the fifteen cents per day allowed to enlisted men on daily duty, in addition to his. pay as a sergeant of the line; amounting, in all, to $281 86 per annum. This is a very inadequate compensation for the duty he performs, and is by no means sufficient to maintain that respectability which his situation demands. I would, therefore, in justice to him, respectfully recommend that the sum of $750 per annum be inserted in the proposed estimate for compensation of the clerks to the commandant and staff of the corps, fox a second clerk to this office.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. G. HOWLE,
Adjutant and Inspector.

Col. A. Henderson,
Commandant Marine Corps, Headquarters.

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E—Continued.

General estimate of the expenses of the marine corps for 1841.

There will be required for the support of the marine corps during the year 1841, in addition to the balances remaining on hand on the 1st of January, 1841, the sum of four hundred and ninety-five thousand three hundred and thirty-nine dollars and twenty-one cents.

PAYMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.    
1st. For the pay of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, and servants, serving on shore; and subsistence of officers of the marine corps   $176,927 60
QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.    
2d. For provisions for the non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants and washerwomen, serving on shore $45,054 99  
3d. For clothing 43,662 50  
4th. For fuel 16,274 12  
5th. For the purchase of a site, and to commence the erection of barracks at Charlestown, Mass. 50,000 00  
Amount proposed by the department $30,000    
For the purchase of a site, and to commence the erection of barracks at Brooklyn, New York 50,000 00  
Amount proposed by the department $30,000    
For the purchase of a site, and to commence the erection of barracks at Gosport, Va. 50,000 00  
Amount proposed by the department $30,000    
To commence the erection of barracks at Pensacola 25,000 00  
Amount proposed by the department $10,000    
6th. For keeping barracks in repair; and for rent temporary barracks at New York 6,000 00  
7th. For transportation of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates; and expenses of recruiting 8,000 00  
8th. For medicines, hospital supplies, surgical instruments, and pay of matron and hospital stewards 4,140 00  
9th. For military stores, pay of armorers, keeping arms in repair, accoutrements, ordnance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and other instruments 2,300 00  

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E—Continued.

10th. For contingencies, viz: freight, ferriage-toll, wharfage, and cartage; per diem allowance for attending courts-martial and courts of inquiry; compensation to judges advocate; house-rent, where no public quarters are assigned; per diem allowance to enlisted men on constant labor; expenses of burying, deceased marines; printing, stationary, forage, postage on public letters, expenses in pursuit of deserters, candles and oil, straw, barrack furniture, bedsacks, spades, axes, shovels, picks, carpenter's tools; and for the keeping of a horse for the messenger $17,980 00  
    $318,411 61
    495,339 21
Reduction made by the department for barracks, &c.   75,000 00
Total required   420,339 21

SUBMITTED.

Proposed estimate of compensation of the clerks of the commandant and staff of the marine corps.

Colonel commandant's office, one clerk at $900 per annum.
Adjutant and inspector's office, one clerk at 900 "
and one assistant clerk at 750 "
Paymaster's office, one clerk at 900 "
and one assistant clerk at 750 "
Quartermaster's office, one clerk at 900 "
and one assistant clerk at 750 "
  5,850  

Respectfully submitted:

GEO. W. WALKER,
Paymaster United States Marine Corps.

AUG. A. NICHOLSON,
Quartermaster.

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No. 1.—Pay Department.

Detail estimate of pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of the marine corps of the Untied States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-one.

RANK AND GRADE. Number PAY. SUBSISTENCE. Aggregate.
Pay per month Extra pay per month Number of servants at $8 per month. Number of servants at $7 per month. Total. No. of rations per day at 20 cts. per ration. No. extra or double rations per day at 20 cts. Total.
Colonel commandant 1 75 00     2 $1,068 00 6 6 $876 00 $1,944 00
Lieutenant colonel 1 60 00     2 888 00 5 5 730 00 1,618 00
Majors 4 50 00     2 3,072 00 4 4 2,336 00 5,408 00
Adjutant and inspector 1 60 00   3   912 00 4   292 00 1,204 00
Paymaster 1 60 00   2   912 00 4   292 00 1,204 00
Quartermaster 1 60 00   2   912 00 4 4 584 00 1,496 00
Assistant quartermaster 1 50 00   1   696 00 4 4 584 00 1,280 00
Captains commanding posts and at sea 4 50 00     1 2,736 00 4 4 2,336 00 5,072 00
Captains on recruiting service 4 40 00     1 2,256 00 4 4 2,336 00 4,592 00
Captains 2 40 00   1   1,128 00 4   584 00 1,712 00
First lieutenants commanding guards or detachments at sea 3 40 00     1 1,692 00 4 4 1,752 00 3,444 00
First lieutenants 16 30 00     1 7,104 00 4   4,672 00 11,776 00
Second lieutenants 20 25 00     1 7,680 00 4   5,840 00 13,520 00
Sergeant major 1 17 00       204 00       204 00
Quartermaster sergeant 1 17 00 20     414 00       444 00
Drum and fife majors 3 16 00       384 00       384 00
Orderly sergeants and sergeants of guards at sea 27 16 00       5, 184 00       5, 184 00
Orderly sergeants employed as clerks to colonel commandant, adjutant and inspector, and quarter-master 3 16 00 20     1,296 00       1,296 00
Sergeants 50 13 00       7,800 00       7,800 00
Corporals 80 9 00       8,640 00       8,640 00
Drummers and fifers 60 8 00       5,760 00       5,760 00
Privates 932 7 00       78,288 00       78,288 00
Hospital steward 1 18 00       216 00 1   73 00 289 00
Clerk to paymaster 1 15 80 20     429 60 1   73 00 502 60
Additional rations to officers for five years' service             142   10,366 00 10,366 00
Bounty for re-enlistment 125         1,750 00       1,750 00
Two months pay for unexpired time of former enlistment 125         1,750 00       1,750 00
            143,201 60     33,726 00 176,927 60

Respectfully submitted:

GEORGE W. WALKER,
Paymaster Marine Corps.

Headquarters of the Marine Corps,
Paymaster's Office, October 20, 1840.

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No. 2.—Provisions.

For whom required. Enlisted men. Washerwomen. Matron. Servants. Clerks. Total. Rations per day at 19 cents. Rations per day at 20 cents. Amount.
For non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, and washerwomen 517 34 1     552 1   $38,281 20
For clerks and officers' servants       68 5 73   1 5,329 00
For two months' rations for each soldier as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of March 2, 1835 125         125 1   1,444 79
                  45,054 99

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No. 3.-Clothing

For whom required. Enlisted men. Servants. Clerks. Total. Amount.
For non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, at $33 per annum 1,156     1,156 $38,148 00
For officers' servants, at $33 per annum   68   68 2,244 00
For paymaster's clerk, at $33     1 1 33 00
For 300 watch coats, at $8 50 each         2,550 00
For two months' clothing for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of March 2, 1835 125     125 687 50
          43,662 50

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No. 4—Fuel.

For whom required. Number. Fuel for each. Total fuel. Amount.
Cords. Feet. Inches. Cords. Feet. Inches.
Colonel commandant 1 36 4   36 4    
Lieut. colonel south of latitude 39 1 26     26      
Majors south of latitude 39 1 26     26      
Majors north of latitude 39 3 29     87      
Captains north of latitude 43 1 24 4 8 24 4 8  
Captains north of latitude 39 2 23 6   47 4    
Captains south of latitude 39 3 21 2   63 6    
Staff south of latitude 39 3 26     78      
Staff north of latitude 39 1 29     29      
Lieutenants north of latitude 43 2 19 1 4 38 2 8  
Lieutenants north of latitude 39 12 18 4   222      
Lieutenants south of latitude 39 14 16 4   231      
Non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants, and washerwomen, north of lat. 40 239 1 5   388 3    
Do. do. south of latitude 40 370 1 4   555      
Clerk to paymaster 1 2 2 8 2 2 8  
Hospital matron 1 1 4   1 4    
Commanding officer's office, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 8 5 4 8 5 4  
Guard-room, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 25     25      
Hospital, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 19 1 4 19 1 4  
Mess-room, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 4 1 4 4 1 4  
Offices of the assist. quartermaster and comm'dg officers at Philadelphia, N. York, and Charlestown 4 8     32      
Guard-rooms at do. do. do. 3 24     72      
Hospitals at do. do. do. 3 18 4   55 4    
Mess rooms at do. do. do. 3 4     12      
Offices of the commandant and staff and commanding officers at headquarters, Norfolk, and Pensacola 7 7     49      
Guard-rooms at headquarters, navy yard, Washington, Norfolk, and Pensacola 4 21     84      
Hospital at headquarters   33     33      
Hospital at Norfolk and Pensacola 2 16 4   33      
Mess-rooms for officers at headquarters, Norfolk, and Pensacola 3 3 4   10 4    
Armory at Washington 1 30     30      
Cords         2324 7    
Which, at $7 per cord, is               $16,274 12

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The Board of Navy Commissioners have no further remark to make upon the general estimate for the marine corps, than to repeat their opinion, that an early attention to the purchase of proper sites and the erection of barracks at the stations which are specified in the estimate, of sufficient size to allow the distribution of that part of the corps which is not embarked, is desirable for the best interests of the service, as well as from the increased difficulty of procuring advantageous sites, which will necessarily result from delay. The amount asked by the colonel commandant of the corps for this purpose was $175,000, which, in accordance with your instructions, was reduced to $100,000 for the present year.

In relation to the proposed estimate for clerks to the commandant and staff of the corps, which is submitted in connexion with the general estimate for the corps, the letter from the adjutant, and inspector, which accompanies it, contains all the information which has been furnished to the Board with the estimate. The Board do not recommend an appropriation for them, in conformity with your instructions, and from a belief that the existing arrangement will answer for the present.

C. MORRIS,
L. WARRINGTON,
JNO. B. NICOLSON.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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F.

A statement of the proceedings had under the laws for the gradual improvement of the navy.

Contracts have been made for the delivery of the frame timber for fifteen ships of the line, for eighteen frigates, fifteen sloops-of-war, nine steamers, and nine brigs or schooners; and for certain quantities of mast and spar timber, beam pieces, iron and copper.

Of the contracts for live oak frame timber, there have been completed but four for ships of the line, seven for frigates, six for sloops-of-war, and two for brigs or schooners; partial deliveries have been made, and contractors are still engaged upon all the others, excepting for one ship of the line, and for a steamer and schooner. The contractors for these are reported to have died, and, with your assent, proposals have been recently invited from other persons to furnish them.

The construction of two steamers has been continued under the conditional appropriations made for them in 1839 and 1840; and it is expected they will be ready for service in 1841, if the necessary further appropriation shall be made.

The following statement shows more in detail the objects and amount of expenditure up to the 30th of September last, and the balance which, under the provisions of the act making appropriations for the navy for 1840, will hereafter be accounted for, under the general head of "increase and repairs of the navy, &c."

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Cost of dry dock at Charlestown, Massachusetts $677,089 75
Cost of dry dock at Gosport, Virginia 974,356 69
Cost of timber-sheds and other buildings in navy yards 143,508 84
Cost of labor in receiving and stowing timber, &c. 235,000 71
Cost of purchase of land and preservation of live oak 72,333 19
Cost of 1,035,940 cubic feet of live-oak timber 1,374,373 00
Cost of 470,852 cubic feet of white-oak timber 163,598 35
Cost of 11,893 white-oak knees 64,313 15
Cost of 308,323 cubic feet of yellow-pine plank stocks 98,862 60
Cost of 180,455 cubic feet of yellow-pine beams, carlings, &c. 63,413 55
Cost of 62,629 cubic feet of mast and spar timber 49,648 83
Cost of 683,259 pounds (57,571 sheets and 532 plates) of copper 151,882 47
Cost of 1,873,201 pounds of bolts, spikes, and nails, of copper 393,067 61
Cost of 4,214,623 pounds of iron 190,133 66
Transferred to exploring expedition 150,000 00
Expended on steamers, under appropriations of 1839 and 1840 549,857 46
Total expended to 1st of October, 1840 5,351,439 94
Total appropriated 6,000,000 00
Balance transferred to general appropriation for increase and repairs, &c. 648,560 06

This balance is now incorporated in the general head of appropriation for the increase and repair of the navy, &c., as are the materials which have been procured under this special appropriation.

C. MORRIS,
L. WARRINGTON,
JNO. B. NICOLSON.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
December 4, 1840.

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G.

Report of proceedings under the head of appropriation for the increase and repair of the navy, and for the wear and tear of vessels in commission.

In conformity with the provisions of the 4th section of the act of Congress making the appropriations for the support of the navy for 1840, the following report is respectfully submitted:

"The amounts expended during the preceding fiscal year (from 1st October, 1839, to 30th September, 1840) for wages of mechanics and laborers employed in building, repairing, or equipping vessels of the navy, or in receiving and securing stores and materials for those purposes," and also the number of days' work which were performed during the same time, were as follows, viz:

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Navy yards. Number of days' labor. Cost of labor. Average price of labor per diem.
Portsmouth 33,043 $46,398 84 $1 40 4/m.
Charlestown 48,226 83,643 47 1 73 4
New York 123,650 205,706 17 1 66 3
Philadelphia 48,473 81,807 73 1 68 7
Washington 46,202 63,268 81 1 36 9
Gosport 134,051 197,923 17 1 47 6
Pensacola 2,205 3,747 56 1 69 5
Totals 435,850 682,495 75 1 57

"The expenditures for the purchase of materials and stores for the same purposes," and the cost or estimated value of the stores on hand, under this appropriation, in the navy yards on the 1st October, 1839, or at the commencement of the fiscal year 1840; the cost or estimated value of the articles belonging to this appropriation, which were on hand in the navy yards on the 30th September, 1840, or the close of the fiscal year 1840:

Navy yards. Value on hand
1st Oct. 1839.
Receipts. Expenditures. Value on hand
1st Oct. 1840.
Portsmouth $610,658 $99,936 $101,540 $609,054
Charlestown 1,561,718 498,347 321,051 1,739,014
Brooklyn 1,644,110 500,917 446,250 1,698,777
Philadelphia 414,222 211,195 186,822 438,595
Washington 555,688 243,811 271,974 527,525
Gosport 1,411,520 324,740 231,872 1,504,388
Pensacola 97,425 34,987 21,423 110,989
Totals 6,295,341 1,913,933 1,580,932 6,628,342

Increase of values on hand between the 1st October, 1839, and the 1st October, 1840, is $333,001.

To prevent misapprehension, it may be proper to remark, that the average price of labor at the respective navy yards, as shown in the first table, is in all Cases much affected and modified by the relative numbers of different classes of mechanics, and more especially by the common laborers, who are employed. The daily wages of the different classes of mechanics vary considerably at the same yards, and particularly for common laborers. For these last, the price is also much higher at the north, where free persons are exclusively employed, than at the south, where slaves are extensively employed for all common labor.

In addition to the reports which are specially required in relation to this head of appropriation, the Board respectfully present the following statement of the situation of the vessels which are under construction, or

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are at this time afloat, and which have heretofore formed the subject of special reports under special appropriations.

The present naval force of the United States which is afloat, and considered fit for repair for sea service, consists of one ship of the Hue of three decks; three ships of the line of two decks of the first class, and three of the second class; one razee; five frigates of the first class, and two of the second class; twelve sloops of war of the first class, three of the second class, and five of the third class; six brigs and schooners; one war steamer; one store ship and two store brigs. There are, also, three small vessels employed on the coast of Florida, and two small steamers at Gosport; all of which were transferred from the War Department. There are on the stocks four ships of the line, of two decks, of the first class; seven frigates of the first class; and two sea steamers. All of these vessels are either in a condition for actual service, or might be prepared in the course of a few months, with the exception of two ships of the line of the second class, which require very extensive repairs, and are at the navy yard, New York, where there is no dry dock in which they might be placed to repair them.

Two other frigates, (the Java and Hudson,) though condemned as unfit for repair for sea service, will still answer for some harbor uses. The frigate Guerriere has been condemned as altogether unworthy of repair, and orders have been given to break her up. The sloop of war Natchez has also been condemned, and has been broken up during the present year.

Of the vessels which are now afloat and fit for repair, five ships of the line and three frigates were built under the law for the gradual increase of the navy: One of the frigates, no longer fit for sea service, was purchased from the same appropriation. All the other vessels were built, or have been rebuilt, under special appropriations, or from the annual appropriations for "repairs of vessels, &c."

Of the vessels which have been authorized by special appropriations, all have been built or commenced, excepting one of the six small vessels which were authorized by the act of 3d March, 1837. Only five of these vessels were built, in consequence of the insufficiency of the appropriation to meet a further expenditure. It is proposed to commence the construction of the sixth vessel during the present year, if the amount which may be appropriated under this general head "for increase and repair of the navy, &c." will justify it; and that it shall be arranged for the use of steam, it being supposed that no legal objection exists to such an arrangement, as the act which authorized the vessel imposes no other limit than the extent of the armament.

It is also proposed, if it should meet with the approbation of Congress, that measures be taken for preparing materials to construct another frigate, to take the place and bear the name of the Guerriere, which has just been condemned.

The two steamers which are building at the navy yards, New York and Philadelphia, will, it is expected, be completed in the course of 1841; and it is considered a desirable object that the frigate Congress should also be completed in the course of the same year.

C. MORRIS,
L. WARRINGTON,
JNO. B. NICOLSON.

Navy Commissioners' Office, December 4, 1840.

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H.

List of vessels in commission of each squadron,, their commanders and stations, on the 1st of October, 1840.

Class. Name. Commanders of vessels. Commanders of squadrons. Stations.
Ship of line Ohio Captain E. A. F. Lavallette Commodore Isaac Hull Mediterranean.
Frigate Brandywine Captain W. C. Bolton   Mediterranean.
Sloop Cyane Commander W. K. Latimer   Mediterranean.
Frigate Constitution Captain Daniel Turner Commodore A. Claxton Pacific.
Sloop St. Louis Commander French Forrest   Pacific.
Schooner Shark Lieutenant A. Bigelow   Pacific.
Frigate Potomac Captain L. Kearney Commodore C. G. Ridgely Coast of Brazil.
Sloop Marion Commander W. J. Belt   Coast of Brazil.
Sloop Decatur Commander H. W. Ogden   Coast of Brazil.
Sloop Concord Commander W. Boerum   Destined for coast of Brazil.
Schooner Enterprise Lieut. L. M. Goldsborough   Coast of Brazil.
Frigate Macedonian Captain L. Rousseau Commo. W. B. Shubrick West Indies.
Sloop Levant Commander Joseph Smoot   West Indies.
Sloop Warren Commander W. Jamesson   West Indies.
Frigate Constellation Commodore John Downes Commodore J. Downes Destined for the East Indies.
Sloop Boston Com'der S. W. Stringham   Destined for the East Indies.
Sloop Vincennes Lieutenant Charles Wilkes Lieutenant C. Wilkes Exploring expedition.
Sloop Peacock Lieutenant W. L. Hudson   Exploring expedition.
Brig Porpoise Lieutenant C. Ringgold   Exploring expedition.
Brig Dolphin Commander C. H. Bell   Coast of Africa.
Schooner Grampus Lieu tenant J. S. Paine   Coast of Africa.
Sloop Preble Commander S, L. Breese   Eastern coast United States.
Steam-ship Fulton Captain John T. Newton   Atlantic coast.
Schooner Flirt Lieut. J. T. McLaughlin * Coast of Florida.
Schooner Wave Lieutenant John Rodgers * Coast of Florida.
Schooner Otsego, (hired) Passed Mid. E. T. Shubrick * Coast of Florida.

*Transf'd from the War Department to the Navy Department.

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I.

List of deaths in the navy, as ascertained at the Department, since the 1st of December, 1839.

Name and rank. Date. Place.
Captains.    
Isaac Chauncey Jan. 27, 1840 Washington.
David Deacon Feb. 22, 1840 Burlington, N. J.
Commanders.    
Edward B. Babbit Sept 9, 1840 Chelsea, Mass.
John White April 14, 1840 Boston.
Lieutenants.    
John E. Prentiss July 5, 1840 Marblehead, Mass.
William G. Woolsey Oct. 25, 1840 Brooklyn, N. Y.
R. R. Pinkham Oct. 27, 1839 Pacific ocean.
Alexander C. Maury June 23, 1840 Sumter county, Ala.
William Lambert March 15, 1840 Washington.
John Weems May 29, 1840 Philadelphia.
James R. Sully Jan. 28, 1840 Richmond, Va.
Surgeon.    
Mifflin Coulter Oct 12, 1840 Baltimore.
Purser.    
Andrew McD. Jackson Oct. 31, 1840 New York.
Passed midshipmen.    
Stephen W. Wilkinson Nov. 14, 1839 Pensacola, Florida.
James W. E. Reid May, 1839 Lost with the Sea Gull,
attached to the exploring expedition,
off Cape Horn.
Frederick A. Bacon May, 1839 Do. do. do.
Midshipman.    
Hesse E. Duncan Jan. 1, 1840 Baltimore.
Masters.    
Cornelius Bennett Aug. 18, 1840 Warren, R. I.
Samuel C. Hixon Sept 9, 1840 Navy yard, Boston.

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I—Continued.

Name and rank. Date. Place.
Boatswains.    
John Ball March 8, 1839 At Singapore.
William M. Cooper Oct. 3, 1840 Navy yard, Boston.
Gunner.    
John R. Covington Nov. 4, 1840 Navy yard, Boston.
Marine corps.    
Major Charles R. Broom Nov. 14, 1840 Washington
First Lieutenant Thomas L. C. Watkins Oct. 30, 1840 New York.
Navy agent.    
Elias Kane Oct. 3, 1840 Washington.

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K.

List of remissions from the navy since the 1st of December, 1839.

Name and rank. Date of dismission.
Lieutenant.  
John L. Ball January 17, 1840.
Pursers.  
Josiah Colston March 21, 1840.
Peyton A. Southall March 21, 1840.
James Brooks July 20, 1840.
Passed Midshipmen.  
William S. Ringgold August 4, 1840.
Charles E. L. Griffin January 11, 1840.
Joseph Moorehead February 15, 1840.
Charles Robinson February 11, 1840.
Midshipmen.  
William M. Green September 19, 1840.
James Riddle, jun. July 25, 1840.
Davis Ryan, (acting) Dropped.
Miles Cary, (acting) Dropped.
Newton Crisel, (acting) Dropped.
Gunners.  
John H. Ryder, (acting) July 7, 1840.
Edward W. Disney, (acting) March 6, 1840.
Carpenter.  
John Hayden, (acting) July 7, 1840

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L.

List of resignations in the navy since the 1st of December, 1839.

Name and rank. When accepted.
Lieutenant.  
Owen Burns 30th June, 1840.
Surgeon.  
John C, Mercer 26th September, 1840.
Passed Midshipman.  
Richard M. Tillotson 17th October, 1840.
Midshipmen.  
Wm. C. Brashears 20th December, 1839.
Terence Armant, (acting) 17th July, 1840.
Luther Martin, (acting) 23d April, 1840.
James D. Morrison 31st December, 1839
Felix G. Mayson 12th September, 1840.
Charles R. Slade 17th April, 1840.
Howard Tillotson 12th March, 1840.
John L. Toomer 23d September, 1840.
Thomas P. Alston, (acting) 6th October, 1840.
George F. Cunningham, (acting) 20th August, 1840.
Wilson Hunt, (acting) 5th September, 1840.
Professor of Mathematics.  
John Nooney 13th May, 1840.
Boatswains.  
John Dunderdale, (acting) 10th October, 1840.
Robert Whitaker 30th June, 1840.
James Simpson, (acting) 13th January, 1840.
Carpenters.  
L. McKay, (acting) 29th August, 1840.
David Marple, (acting) 20th April, 1840.
Sailmaker.  
Josiah Faxon, (acting) 20th April, 1840.

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M.

Suppression of the stave trade, under act of 3d March, 1819.

Dr.         Cr.
1839, Nov. 14 To balance in the Treasury $7,433 37 1839, Nov. 25 By paid John Berry, quarter gunner, for bounty on recaptured Africans $17 61
Dec. 9 By labor at Gosport yard, for the Colonization Society 448 66
1840, January By labor at Gosport yard, for the Colonization Society 979 36
By paid Nathaniel Williams, for travelling to New York 100 00
By paid Wm. Wheelan, surgeon, for portion of $1,550 22 60
By paid Thomas Buchanan, agent, for one year's salary 1,500 00
    3,068 23
      Nov. 14 By balance unexpended with the navy agent, Washington 4,365 14
    7,433 37     7,433 37

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N 1.

Pension Office, November 24, 1840.

Sir:

I have the honor, to transmit herewith, for the purpose of laying before Congress, in conformity with the third section of the act of the 10th of July, 1832, entitled "An act for the regulation of the navy and privateer pension and navy hospital funds," three lists containing the names of the pensioners paid out of the navy pension fund, the dates and amount of their respective pensions, and the dates of the acts of Congress under which they have been granted. I also present the following statement as to the sale of stock belonging to the navy pension fund, which has been effected since I have had the charge of the navy pension business under the act of the 4th of March last. On the 1st of October, 1839, the following stocks belonged to the navy pension fund:

City of Cincinnati 5 per cent. $100,000
City of Washington 5 per cent. 57,739
Bank of Washington 14,009
Union Bank of Georgetown 11400
State of Illinois 6 per cent. 70,000
  253,139

On the 28th of December last, the Illinois State stock, which was originally purchased at $106, was sold at public auction at the following rates:

$20,000 at the rate of 63 1/2;

25,000 at the rate of 63;

10,000 at the rate of 62 3/4;

10,000 at the rate of 62 1/2;

5,000 at the rate of 62 1/4.

Since December last, $24,400, in Washington city corporation 5 per cent. stock, have been sold at auction for the purpose of paying pensioners. The amount now on hand, therefore, is, at its nominal value, only $158,739.

By the statement from the Fourth Auditor's office, it will be seen that the Bank of America advanced, on a deposite of Cincinnati corporation stock, the sum of $50,000. This sum deducted from $158,739, leaves only $108,739 of stock at its nominal value. To pay the pensioners now on the rolls, at least $110,000 will be wanted in 1841; and this sum added to the debt due the Bank of America, will make $160,000. $10,000 will be required the ensuing year, in all probability, to meet demands arising from new claims; making an aggregate of $170,000 which will be wanted for 1841. The sum of $17,833 44, accruing from the sale of Washington stocks, has not been carried to the credit of the navy pension fund, because the account of sales was not rendered sufficiently early to be included in the Fourth Auditor's account, which is usually made up to the 30th of September, the termination of the fiscal year. The sum of $7,248 19 to the credit of the fund on the 1st of October ultimo, has been nearly absorbed since that time. Of that sum, there now remains only $814 17. The actual amount of available funds is now, therefore, as follows:

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Stocks sold, not accounted for in Auditor's statement $17,833 44
Balance in the Treasury 814 17
  18,647 61
From $170,000 deduct this amount, and there will be required for 1841 the sum of 151,352 39
  170,000 00

Accompanying this letter is a statement containing an account of sales, of $22,000 of Washington city stock. No formal account has yet been; rendered of the sale of the balance, amounting to $2,400.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. L. EDWARDS,
Commissioner of Pensions.

Hon. J. K. Paulding,
Secretary of the Navy.

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N 2.

Alphabetical list of invalid navy pensioners, complete to the 31st of October, 1840.

Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Acts of Congress under which allowed.
Zephaniah Allen Marine March 1, 1801 $3 00 April 23, 1900.
Samuel Abbott Seaman March 1, 1815 5 00 do.
James Allcorn Sailingmaster January 1, 1815 20 00 do.
Jacob Albrecht Seaman August 1, 1814 6 00 do.
Samuel Angus Captain January 1, 1814 50 00 do.
Robert Andrus Quarter gunner August 1, 1829 4 50 do.
Alexander Adams Seaman October 6, 1812 3 00 do.
George Alexander Ordinary seaman July 19, 1814 8 00 do.
John Agnew Seaman August 1, 1825 5 00 do.
John Adams Seaman Feb. 17, 1836 6 00 do.
George Adams Quarter gunner Dec. 31, 1836 5 62 1/2 do.
William Adams Seaman July 25, 1838 3 00 do.
Joseph Ashley Ordinary seaman Dec. 18, 1835 2 50 do.
Thomas Austin Yeoman Dec. 7, 1838 7 50 do.
George Boyle Seaman Nov. 21, 1837 4 00 do.
Lloyd J. Bryan Passed midshipman Jan. 22, 1837 83 1/3 do.
Lemuel Bryant Ordinary seaman August 1, 1814 8 00 do.
Robert Berry Seaman June 22, 1829 6 00 do.
Joseph Barrett Quarter gunner April 17, 1813 9 00 do.
John Ball Boatswain July 4, 1814 9 00 do.
Joseph Blake Ordinary seaman July 26, 1822 5 00 do.
John Bennett Seaman Dec. 14, 1814 6 00 do.
John Burnham Master's mate Dec. 10, 1813 9 00 do.
Thomas Bartlett Seaman Nov. 24, 1834 6 00 do.
Samuel Bosworth Seaman July 3, 1823 6 00 do.
Thomas Buchanan Marine June 4, 1829 3 00 do.
Samuel Bryant Seaman March 5, 1830 3 00 do.
Nathan Burr Quarter gunner Dec. 30, 1814 4 50 do.
John Brown Seaman July 1, 1829 6 00 do.
Peter Barnard Ordinary seaman Dec. 1, 1814 4 00 do.
Edmund Brett Marine June 12, 1815 3 00 do.
John Brannan Seaman June 28, 1815 5 00 do.
Junius J. Boyle Midshipman Nov. 22, 1823 4 75 do.
Isaac Bassett Ordinary seaman May 15, 1814 5 00 do.
John Beatty Marine June 1, 1830 4 00 do.
Luke Brown Seaman July 5, 1834 3 00 do.
William Baggs Marine March 1, 1814 3 00 do.
John Baxter Seaman Feb. 28, 1819 6 00 do.
James Bell Seaman August 23, 1823 6 00 do.
Godfrey Bowman. Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 6 00 do.
William Barker Marine July 1, 1802 6 00 do.
John Brumley Seaman Sept. 1, 1826 6 00 do.
James Bantam Ordinary seaman July 5, 1833 4 00 do.
Jonathan Bulkley Midshipman June 17, 1834 9 00 do.
John Berry Master-at-arms March 18, 1835 4 50 do.
John Butler Seaman Nov. 22, 1815 5 00 do.
John Bruce Quarter gunner Nov. 1. 1826 9 00 do.
John Bostrom Quartermaster May 30, 1834 3 00 do.
Peter Borge Captain's steward May 19, 1834 6 00 do.
Edward Barker Marine May 18, 1836 3 50 do.
Samuel Butler Quarter gunner August 28, 1815 8 00 do.
Thomas Barry Gunner August 10, 1809 5 01 do.
Thomas Barber Ordinary seaman July 6, 1836 5 00 do.
John Bevins Quarter gunner Feb. 24, 1837 7 50 do.
William Bayne Quarter gunner October 22, 1833 3 00 do.
David C. Bunnell Seaman April 27, 1813 3 00 do.
Thomas Bowden Quartermaster Dec. 7, 1837 4 00 do.

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Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Acts of Congress under which allowed.
James Barker Quartermaster April 20, 1836 $8 00 April 23, 1800.
Alfred Batts Ordinary seaman October 24, 1833 5 00 do.
James Barron Captain June 22, 1807 25 00 do.
Robert Butler Quarter gunner April 30, 1835 3 75 do.
John Brown, 4th Seaman August 31, 1825 3 00 do.
George T. Bassett Surgeon August 20, 1830 25 00 do.
Edward Berry Seaman July 4, 1837 4 50 do.
William B. Brown Gunner July 4, 1835 2 50 do.
Leonard Chase Ordinary seaman August 1, 1828 5 00 do.
John Clements Seaman Dec, 29, 1812 6 00 do.
Robert Cathcart Seaman Sept. 20, 1816 6 00 do.
George Cornell Carpenter's mate Sept. 10, 18l3 9 00 do.
John C. Chaplin Seaman May 21, 1831 6 00 do.
Nathaniel Chapman Quarter gunner June 10, 1815 9 00 do.
James Cole Seaman May 1, 1823 5 00 do.
John Collins Seaman Feb. 9, 1813 6 00 do.
Francis Covenhoven Ordinary seaman June 22, 1837 3 75 do.
John Cole Ordinary seaman Feb. 6, 1832 500 do.
Robert Carson Ordinary seaman June 26, 1821 5 00 do.
Daniel H. Cole Marine Dec. 27, 1833 3 00 do.
George Coomes Seaman July 1, 1825 8 00 do.
Enos R. Childs Midshipman April 2, 1823 9 50 do.
William Cantrill Marine April 8, 1830 2 00 do.
Stephen Champlin Lieutenant Sept. 3, 1814 20 00 do.
Edward Carr Seaman May 13, 1835 6 00 do.
William Cook Cabin cook June 30, 1836 4 50 do.
John Clough Sailingmaster June 4, 1829 15 00 do.
David Connor Lieutenant May 23, 1815 16 66 2/3 do.
Alexander Claxton Midshipman October 18, 1812 7 12 1/2 do.
Horatio N. Crabb 1st lieut. marine corps January 1, 1831 7 50 do.
John S. Chauncy Midshipman Sept. 30, 1817 4 75 do.
Thomas R. Clarke Ordinary seaman Feb. 18, 1823 2 50 do.
Edward Cardeven Seaman Feb. 28, 1836 3 00 do.
John Clark Seaman May 31, 1825 3 00 do.
John Clark Boatswain's mate Jan. 15, 1838 7 12 1/2 do.
Horace Carter Landsman Feb. 26, 1837 2 00 do.
John Conklin Seaman Dec. 31, 1837 3 00 do.
Michael Collins Seaman April 22, 1834 4 50 do.
Thomas J. Clarke Carpenter's mate April 27, 1839 2 37 1/2 do.
George Cole Seaman Dec. 20, 1839 6 00 do.
R. B. Cunningham Lieutenant March 25, 1840 12 50 do.
John Davidson Lieutenant March 1, 1801 20 00 do.
Stillman Dodge Ordinary seaman May 1, 1831 3 33 1/3 do.
John Dunn Marine July 1, 1818 3 00 do.
Jacob Dornes Seaman July 1, 1802 850 do.
John Daniels Quartermaster Sept. 7, 1816 9 00 do.
Richard Dunn Seaman January 1, 1829 6 00 do.
Samuel Daykin Marine October 22, 1834 3 00 do.
John Diragen Seaman Dec. 22, 1815 5 00 do.
Matthias Douglass Seaman April 23, 1814 10 00 do.
Owen Deddolph Gunner June 25, 1814 5 00 do.
William Dunn Gunner October 8, 1835 10 00 do.
Daniel Denvers Marine October 22, 1835 3 00 do.
Joseph Dalrymple Seaman Feb. 24, 1814 4 50 do.
Marmaduke Dove Sailingmaster April 20, 1833 5 00 do.
John Downes Master commandant Nov. 28, 1813 10 00 do.
John A. Dickason Carpenter Aug. 19, 1835 3 33 1/3 do.
Ebenezer Day Ordinary seaman June 1, 1813 1 66 2/3 do.
James Darley Ordinary seaman March 1, 1838 5 00 do.
James Dixon, Seaman Nov. 11, 1835 3 00 do.
Timothy Donigan Ordinary seaman April 27, 1837 2 50 do.

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N 2—Continued.

Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Acts of Congress under which allowed.
James Dunham Gunner July 4, 1838 $5 00 April 23, 1809.
Ebenezer Evans Seaman March 2, 1813 6 00 do.
Thomas Edwards Quartermaster January 1, 1833 9 00 do.
Jesse Elam Marine August 1, 1828 6 00 do.
Gardner Edwards Ordinary seaman June 4, 1814 5 00 do.
Thomas English Ordinary seaman May 14, 1832 5 00 do.
William Evans Marine May 1, 1827 3 00 do.
Abner Enos Master's mate June 4, 1830 6 00 do.
Francis H. Ellison Sailingmaster Dec. 27, 1830 15 00 do.
D. S. Edwards Surgeon's mate June 28, 1822 7 50 do.
Alvin Edson 1st lieut. marine corps Feb. 6, 1832 7 50 do.
George Edwards Boy, (1st class) May 21, 1837 4 00 do.
Francis Elliott Marine April 20, 1838 3 50 do.
James Eddo Captain of forecastle Jan. 16, 1835 1 75 do.
Standish F. Edwards Seaman May 11, 1837 3 00 do.
Edward Field Surgeon's mate July 1, 1801 10 00 do.
Robert Forsaith Marine May 18, 1799 3 00 do.
John Fallahee Landsman August 1, 1827 4 00 do.
N. S. Farrell Marine May 10, 1830 3 00 do.
William Farrell Seaman June 4, 1829 6 00 do.
Moses French Seaman April 14, 1834 6 00 do.
Alfred Fisher Seaman May 15, 1835 5 00 do.
William Farrar Quartermaster April 21, 1834 6 00 do.
Michael Fitzpatrick Master-at-arms June 4, 1829 9 00 do.
Pet Foley Marine June 27, 1837 3 50 do.
William Flagg Lieutenant Oct. 31, 1800 18 75 do.
James Ferguson Sailingmaster Feb. 19, 1827 10 00 do.
Jack Flood Seaman July 7, 1837 6 00 do.
William Fitzgerald Seaman Dec. 31, 1836 6 00 do.
George Fitzgerald Seaman October 11, 1838 2 00 do.
Andrew W. Fleming Seaman Dec. 20, 1839 4 50 do.
John Geyer Seaman April 6, 1815 6 00 April 2, 1816.
Samuel H. Green Quartermaster January 1, 1819 9 00 April 23, 1800.
John Grant Ordinary seaman July 1, 1831 4 00 do.
Anthony Gerome Seaman January 1, 1832 6 00 do.
William Gregory Marine May 28, 1830 2 00 do.
John Grant Seaman May 20, 1813 6 00 do.
William Gunnison Ordinary seaman Nov. 24, 1833 5 00 do.
Patrick Gilligan Marine June 4, 1829 3 50 do.
James Grant Seaman April 9, 1829 8 00 do.
Peter Green Seaman April 3, 1827 5 00 do.
Chester Goodell Ordinary seaman Dec. 12, 1834 3 00 do.
Charles Gordon Ordinary seaman May 11, 1835 5 00 do.
William Gillen Seaman January 1, 1832 6 00 do.
Jerry Gardner Ordinary seaman January 14, 1818 5 00 do.
Anthony Gale Lt. col. marine corps January 5, 1835 *25 00 do.
James Good Seaman January 1, 1829 12 00 do.
John M. Garr Seward Nov. 11, 1832 4 50 do.
James Glass Sergeant mar. corps October 24, 1836 6 50 do.
William M. Goodshall Seaman July 15, 1825 6 00 do.
Richard Gilbody Ordinary seaman Jan. 14, 1826 4 00 do.
John Granso Captain of main-top March 30, 1838 3 50 do.
Daniel Gardner Ordinary seaman March 28, 1814 2 50 do.
Uriah Hanscomb Ordinary seaman October 16, 1799 6 00 do.
James Hatch Quarter gunner July 1, 1814 12 00 do.
James D. Hammond Seaman Dec. 29, 1812 6 00 do.
John Hamilton Seaman May 1, 1827 6 00 do.
Elijah L. Harris Marine Sept. 25, 1833 3 00 do.
John Hoxse Seaman August 15, 1800 8 50 do.
Garret Henricks Seaman August 9, 1834 6 00 do.

* Increased from $15 to $25, to take effect from the 1st of July, 1839.

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N 2—Continued.

Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Acts of Congress under which allowed.
John Hodgkins Corporal's mate July 1, 1814 $7 00 April 23, 1809.
Roswell Hale Ordinary seaman Dec. 25, 1819 5 00 do.
William Harringbrook Seaman Feb. 18, 1814 6 00 do.
John Hogan Seaman March 4, 1830 3 00 do.
John Hall Quartermaster October 20, 1830 4 50 do.
Henry Hervey Seaman March 8, 1834 4 00 do.
William Hamilton Seaman July 1, 1829 6 00 do.
Isaac Harding Seaman May 9, 1834 5 00 do.
Samuel Hambleton Purser Sept. 10, 1813 20 00 do.
John Harris Quarter gunner August 1, 1827 4 50 do.
Simon Hillman Ordinary seaman July 3, 1815 4 00 do.
John Hussey Ordinary seaman January 1, 1832 5 00 do.
John J. Hardy Seaman June 25, 1813 6 00 do.
Joshua Howell Ordinary seaman June 30, 1836 5 00 do.
William L. Hudson Sailingmaster July 6, 1817 15 00 do.
Elias Hughes Ordinary seaman August 28, 1837 5 00 do.
Ephraim Hathaway Landsman June 15, 1838 4 00 do.
Alexander Hamilton Boatswain's mate May 31, 1838 7 12 1/2 do.
J. L. C. Hardy Midshipman July 31, 1821 4 75 do.
Benjamin Harrod Seaman October 28, 1836 3 00 do.
Thomas Huntley Seaman August 31, 1837 3 00 do.
Horatio N. Harrison Passed midshipman July 15, 1838 6 50 do.
Robert Hazlett Musician mar. corps Dec. 12, 1836 2 00 do.
Samuel P. Holbrook Carpenter Sept. 30, 1820 5 00 do.
Henry Hampton Ordinary seaman June 14, 1810 1 66 2/3 do.
John Joyce Ordinary seaman August 30, 1839 3 75 do.
David Jenkins Seaman August 1, 1828 6 00 do.
James Jackson Seaman March 4, 1816 5 00 do.
John Johnson Seaman March 28, 1814 6 00 do.
Thomas Jackson, 2d Quartermaster June 1, 1813 9 00 do.
Sylvester Jameson Seaman August 1, 1828 6 00 do.
Edward Ingram Boatswain April 1, 1831 5 00 do.
Thomas Ap. C. Jones Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1814 25 00 do.
James Jeffers Ordinary seaman Dec. 7, 1805 6 00 do.
Obadiah Johnson Ordinary seaman April 1, 1819 5 00 do.
Lewis Jones Seaman October 27, 1835 6 00 do.
Richworth Jordon Seaman March 15, 1836 6 00 do.
Henry Jackson Captain of fore-top Sept. 20, 1836 3 75 do.
William Jones Boy August 24, 1814 2 25 do.
Henry Irwin Marine Feb. 20, 1837 1 75 do.
Gilbert Jones Ordinary seaman June 30, 1815 2 50 do.
Ichabod Jackson Seaman Jan. 25, 1837 4 50 do.
Michael Johnson Seaman Jan. 31, 1812 3 00 do.
Joseph Jennette Captain of mizen-top June 12, 1838 2 33 1/3 do.
Joseph Jackson Cook October 29, 1839 4 50 do.
James Kelly Marine August 24, 1814 4 50 do.
John Kenney Quarter gunner July 1, 1825 4 50 do.
George Kensinger Master-at-arms May 22, 1819 9 00 do.
Daniel Kleiss Ordinary seaman May 6, 1829 5 00 do.
Nicholas Kline Sergeant mar. corps January 1, 1832 5 00 do.
William Kennear Marine April 3. 1834 3 00 do.
William C. Keene Master-at-arms Sept. 10, 1813 9 00 do.
Thomas Kelly Seaman April 25, 1815 4 00 do.
Joseph Kelly Seaman October 31, 1835 4 50 do.
Henry Keeling Gunner August 30, 1834 5 00 do.
John Keegan Quartermaster March 27, 1830 6 00 do.
Thomas Kowse Quartermaster October 11, 1813 9 00 do.
John Kiggan Ordinary seaman April 30, 1838 2 50 do.
Andrew Key Boatswain's mate July 9, 1839 19 00 do.
Richard Lee Quartermaster July 1, 1820 6 00 do.
John Lloyd Marine June 8, 1819 3 00 do.

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Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Acts of Congress under which allowed.
Isaac Langley Ordinary seaman Dec. 1, 1814 $5 00 April 23, 1800.
Timothy Lane Cook March 25, 1816 8 00 do.
John Lewis Boatswain's mate January 1, 1832 9 00 do.
James Lloyd Marine April 5, 1834 2 00 do.
John Lagrange Seaman Nov. 30, 1834 4 50 do.
Peter Lewis Ordinary seaman July 30, 1837 5 00 do.
John Loscomb Ordinary seaman Jan. 15, 1838 2 50 do.
John Lovely Seaman April 23, 1835 6 00 do.
John Leonard Seaman July 1, 1820 9 00 do.
John G. Lanman Quarter gunner June 20, 1836 7 50 do.
Edward Libbis Ordinary seaman June 11, 1836 1 66 2/3 do.
Robert Lewis Seward Sept. 5, 1830 6 75 do.
Matthew P. Maury Lieutenant October 18, 1833 12 50 do.
James Merrill Ordinary seaman October 23, 1819 5 00 do.
Colton Murray Boatswain's mate August 1, 1831 9 00 do.
Enoch M. Miley Quarter gunner March 28, 1814 8 00 do.
Peter McMahon Ordinary seaman Nov. 2, 1807 6 00 do.
Andrew Mattison Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 00 do.
Patrick McLaughlin Ordinary seaman Nov. 1, 1815 5 00 do.
Charles Moore Seaman August 5, 1822 6 00 do.
Giles Manchester Ordinary seaman May 1, 1827 5 00 do.
John Myers Seamen Nov. 1, 1828 6 00 do.
Joseph Marks Seaman May 1, 1827 6 00 do.
Samuel McIsaacs Boy July 30, 1814 5 00 do.
James Moses Purser's steward April 23, 1816 9 00 do.
William Moran Seaman Dec. 5, 1815 6 00 do.
Enos Marks Ordinary seaman Feb. 16, 1815 5 00 do.
John H. McNeale Seaman June 1, 1832 3 00 do.
John Mitchell Quartermaster June 11, 1832 8 00 do.
Matthew McMurray Seaman Sept. 1, 1827 6 00 do.
Thomas Miller Seaman October 23, 1829 4 00 do.
Matthias McGill Seaman May 28, 1814 8 00 do.
John Moore Seaman Dec. 4, 1817 6 00 do.
Archibald Moffat Ordinary seaman June 1, 1832 5 00 do.
John Meigs Seaman July 1, 1819 10 00 do.
Thomas Murdock Seaman June 30, 1836 6 00 do.
John Munroe Seaman July 22, 1835 3 00 do.
Richard Merchant Marine June 30, 1824 1 75 do.
John McMahon Ordinary seaman July 9, 1836 5 00 do.
Samuel Miller Captain mar. corps April 21, 1814 10 00 do.
James McDonnell Seaman Dec. 31, 1836 3 00 do.
Charles Morris Lieutenant August 19, 1812 12 50 do.
John T. McLaughlin Passed midshipman Feb. 8, 1837 9 37 1/2 do.
Jacob Mirks Marine June 30, 1S|0 43 3/4 do.
George Marshall Gunner March 31, 1825 2 50 do.
James McDonnell Corporal mar. corps Dec. 31, 1814 2 25 do.
Samuel Meade Seaman October 19, 1837 3 00 do.
William P. McArthur Midshipman Jan. 15, 1838 4 75 do.
John Marston, jr. Midshipman Dec. 31, 1814 4 75 do.
William Middleton Seaman Jan. 1, 1837 8 00 do.
James Mount Sergeant June 7, 1837 3 25 do.
Edward Myers Seaman May 27, 1837 3 00 do.
Henry J Mercier Ordinary seaman May 20, 1837 1 25 do.
John Moore Seaman Jan. 9, 1838 4 50 do.
Patrick Murphy Ordinary seaman October 10, 1836 5 00 do.
William Mervine Midshipman Nov. 28, 1812 3 66 2/3 do.
John Metzer Seaman Feb. 26, 1839 3 00 do.
John Malprine Landsman Feb. 1, 1839 3 00 do.
James Nickerson Seaman Jan. 15, 1815 6 00 do.
John Nugent Seaman August 14, 1813 6 00 do.
John F. Noyer Marine July 1, 1826 5 00 do.

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Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Acts of Congress under which allowed.
William Napier Corporal mar. corps July 1, 1826 $4 00 April 23, 1800.
John Neilson Quarter gunner Jan. 1, 1832 9 00 do.
James Nagle Seaman June 30. 1834 5 00 do.
David Newburg Ordinary seaman April 15, 1836 2 50 do.
Francis B. Nichols Midshipman June 1, 1818 4 75 do.
William Newton Ordinary seaman Sept. 11, 1814 1 25 do.
Isaac Omans Seaman June 26, 1821 6 00 do.
Samuel Ordiorne Seaman Dec. 24 1825 6 00 do.
Asael Owens Seaman Jan. 22, 1838 3 00 do.
Thomas B. Parsons Seaman Sept. 1, 1808 6 00 do.
William Perry Seaman April 9, 1825 6 00 do.
John Peterson Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 00 do.
Usher Parsons Surgeon Feb. 7, 1816 12 50 do.
Stephen Phyfer Ordinary seaman April 4, 1825 7 00 do.
John Piner Ordinary seaman Nov, 6, 1828 5 00 do.
Daniel Peck Seaman July 1, 1829 6 00 do.
John Price Seaman May 11, 1835 6 00 do.
Charles Pasture Seaman March 4, 1815 5 00 do.
Neale Patterson Seaman July 1, 1820 8 00 do.
James Perry Ship's corporal Sept. 1, 1827 9 00 do.
Thomas Payne Sailingmaster Feb. 7, 1834 20 00 do.
Peter Pierson Seaman March 20, 1836 6 00 do.
Payne Perry Seaman April 6, 1815 6 00 April 2, 1816.
Joseph Peck Seaman October 19, 1836 2 50 April 23, 1800.
Charles T. Platt Lieutenant June 4, 1829 25 00 do.
N. A. Prentiss Sailingmaster Nov. 30, 1814 10 00 do.
John Percival Lieutenant Dec. 22, 1825 12 50 do.
David Porter Captain Jan. 24, 1825 40 00 do.
Edward Power Ordinary seaman May 27, 1834 5 00 do.
Charles Perry Seaman Nov. 30, 1837 4 50 do.
Henry Powell Seaman Feb. 10, 1840 3 00 do.
David Quite Quartermaster Feb. 20, 1815 5 00 do.
Peter Quantin Ordinary seaman Dec. 17, 1813 5 00 do.
Nathan Rolfe Seaman Dec. 14, 1813 6 00 do.
James Rodgers Sailingmaster July 27, 1815 15 00 do.
Edward Ross Boy Jan. 1, 1827 3 00 do.
Edward Rowland Ordinary seaman Sept. 11, 1814 5 00 do.
Rosnante Rhodes Seaman Dec. 5, 1815 6 00 do.
John Rice Seaman July 19. 1830 6 00 do.
William Robinson Marine June 5, 1817 6 00 do.
John Rogers Captain's yeoman May 18, 1832 4 50 do.
John Romeo Ordinary seaman April 6, 1838 5 00 do.
John Randall Marine Sept. 2, 1805 3 00 do.
John Riley Marine July 1, 1831 3 00 do.
John Richards Quarter gunner October 20, 1829 9 00 do.
Benjamin Richardson Master's mate October 8, 1829 10 00 do.
Alonzo Rowley Ordinary seaman March 15, 1836 5 00 do.
John Roberts Seaman June 1, 1813 3 00 do.
R. S. Randolph Midshipman October 7, 1815 6 00 do.
John Revel Ordinary seaman August 20, 1833 2 50 do.
James C. Reed Ordinary seaman March 5, 1837 2 50 do.
James Roberts Quarter gunner April 14, 1832 1 87 1/2 do.
Samuel Rose Seaman May 24, 1836 4 50 do.
John Richmond Marine July 31, 1816 1 75 do.
Samuel Riddle Seaman June 30, 1836 3 00 do.
John Robinson Master's mate Jan. 31, 1814 1 25 do.
Thomas Riley Gunner June 23, 1837 7 50 do.
Burnet Rogan Landsman June 6, 1838 2 00 do.
James Reid Ordinary seaman Jan. 14, 1838 5 00 do.
James Rankin Seaman June 8, 1839 4 50 do.
Jasper Read Seaman March 28, 1814 3 00 do.

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Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Acts of Congress under which allowed.
Thomas Ritchie Seaman May 14, 1839 $3 00 April 23, 1800.
Nathaniel Staples Seaman May 1, 1833 3 00 do.
Aaron Smith Ordinary seaman August 1, 1829 2 50 do.
Patrick Scanton Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1811 6 00 do.
Benjamin Stevens Master's mate June 27, 1814 10 00 do.
Otis Sage Corporal m. corps Nov. 16, 1835 4 50 do.
Stephen Simpson Marine Nov. 16, 1835 3 50 do.
William Smith Ordinary seaman June 1, 1827 5 00 do.
John Schriver Seaman April 10, 1811 5 00 do.
John Schrouder Seaman June 29, 1819 6 00 do.
Robert Scatterly Seaman March 23, 1812 4 00 do.
Jonas A. Stone Seaman April 4, 1829 9 00 do.
William Sitcher Musician m. corps Jan. 1, 1834 3 50 do.
Eli Stewart Master's mate May 20, 1814 7 00 do.
Harmon Sutton Seaman July 1, 1829 3 00 do.
William Stockdale Marine July 25, 1816 6 00 April 2, 1816.
Thomas Smith Boatswain April 6, 1815 10 00 April 23, 1800.
Thomas J, Still Marine Jan, 1, 1832 3 00 do.
Richard S. Suter Midshipman Dec. 16, 1814 9 50 do.
Charles Sheeter Boatswain's mate Nov. 1, 1832 6 00 do.
Robert Speddin Lieutenant Dec. 5, 1823 25 00 Co.
Jacob Schriver Seaman March 15, 1836 6 00 do.
William Seymour Seaman Feb. 17, 1836 6 00 do.
Thomas H. Stevens Midshipman Nov, 28, 1812 7 12 1/2 do.
Joseph Smith Lieutenant Sept, 11, 1814 18 75 do.
Joseph Smith Boatswain Dec. 31, 1837 5 00 do.
James Shanklin Ordinary seaman June 1, 1813 2 50 do.
Leonard Stevens Sergeant m. corps Jan. 27, 1837 3 25 do.
Alfred Smith Ordinary seaman Sept. 27, 1837 2 50 do.
John Smith Seaman August 31, 1834 3 00 do.
Alexander Smith Seaman July 26, 1836 3 00 do.
James Smith Ordinary seaman Dec. 2, 1837 2 50 do.
Thomas Stalling Ordinary seaman Nov. 7, 1826 2 50 do.
John Strain Seaman Feb. 23, 1837 4 50 do.
John Stevens Quartermaster May 21, 1831 4 50 do,
Jeremiah Sullivan Seaman June 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Horace B. Sawyer Midshipman June 3, 1813 4 75 do.
William Smart Ordinary seaman July 1, 1829 5 00 do.
Thomas Smith Seaman April 5, 1839 2 00 do.
James Spiers Ordinary seaman May 5, 1837 3 75 do.
Samuel Spooner Ordinary seaman October 15, 1838 1 66 2/3 do.
John Smith, 5th Seaman May 5, 1837 3 00 April 2, 1816.
James Trumbull Ordinary seaman April 6, 1815 5 00 April 23, 1800.
Owen Taylor Seaman August 19, 1812 6 00 do.
Henry Townsend Ordinary seaman Dec. 18, 1814 5 00 do.
David Thomas Marine Jan. 1, 1806 3 00 do.
Phillips Tulley Seaman Jan, 10, 1816 6 00 do.
Isaac Thomas Marine October 30, 1826 6 00 do.
William Thompson Ordinary seaman May 20, 1826 7 50 do.
John Tarlton Ordinary seaman May 8, 1833 4 00 do.
James Tull Sergeant m. corps June 29, 1816 5 00 do.
George Tunstall Seaman April 14, 1836 3 00 April 2, 1816.
Thomas Tindley Seaman April 6, 1815 3 00 April 23, 1800.
James Thompson Seaman June 30, 1836 6 00 do.
Julius Terry Ordinary seaman August 31, 1812 5 00 do.
R. R. Tinslar Surgeon Jan 31, 1830 6 50 do.
Peter Tooley Marine Jan, 27, 1837 3 50 do.
John Taylor Quartermaster May 31, 1839 8 00 do.
Lewis Thomas Private m. corps May 11, 1839 2 62 1/2 do.
George Turry Boatswain August 9, 1839 3 33 1/3 do.
Jacob Tonkins Marine May 31, 1840 3 50 do.

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Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Acts of Congress under which allowed.
Benjamin Underwood Ordinary seaman April 24, 1815 $5 00 April 23, 1800.
George Upham Marine July 12, 1816 3 00 do.
William Venable Boatswain's mate May 2, 1834 4 75 do.
Gabriel Vanhorn Marine Dec. 23, 1837 3 50 do.
Daniel Watson Carpenter's mate May 10, 1838 4 75 do.
Caleb Wiggins Ordinary seaman May 23, 1814 3 00 do.
Peter Woodbury Quartermaster March 18, 1813 9 00 do.
Reuben Wright Carpenter's mate August 30, 1814 8 00 do.
John Williams Seaman July 1, 1818 6 00 do.
John Waters Ordinary seaman April 24, 1824 5 00 do.
William S. Welsh Seaman May 1, 1827 6 00 do.
Solomon White Seaman Feb. 29, 1812 3 00 do.
John Wright, 1st Quarter gunner Sept. 6, 1835 6 00 do.
Charles Weeks Seaman Feb. 23, 1830 6 00 do.
James B. Wright Quartermaster May 1, 1831 9 00 do.
Henry Ward Quarter gunner May 27, 1833 9 00 do.
Robert M. Wilson Master's mate Jan. 1, 1816 10 00 do.
James Wines Seaman March 28, 1824 6 00 do.
Thomas Ward Captain of foretop Jan. 14, 1835 7 50 do.
William Williams Marine July 9, 1838 3 50 do.
William A. Weaver Midshipman June 1, 1813 9 50 do.
Joseph Ward Seaman July 1, 1818 6 00 do.
James Wilson Quartermaster July 1, 1817 9 00 do.
James Williamson Armorer Sept. 1, 1831 3 00 do.
William Whitney Seaman Nov. 1, 1818 8 00 do.
John A. Webster Sailingmaster Sept. 13, 1814 20 00 June 30, 1834.
William Wicks Ordinary seaman August 4, 1813 4 00 April 23, 1800.
James Woodhouse Seaman March 17, 1836 6 00 do.
William Ward Seaman August 1, 1832 6 00 do.
Charles Wheeler Seaman October 3, 1836 3 00 do.
John Wright, 2d Quarter gunner Nov. 7, 1836 5 62 1/2 do.
William Welsh Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1822 2 50 do.
Charles W. White Ordinary seaman Feb. 17, 1837 5 00 do.
Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate Jan. 1, 1821 9 50 do.
Elias Wiley Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 2 50 do.
R. D. Wainwright Lieutenant m. corps August 27, 1810 7 50 do.
Samuel E. Watson Major marine corps Feb. 4, 1837 18 75 do.
William Wright Seaman August 31, 1832 3 00 do.
Thomas Williamson Surgeon Dec. 31, 1835 15 00 do.
Job G. Williams 1st lieut. m. corps June 30, 1828 7 50 do.
John Williams 1st captain foretop Sept 9, 1836 1 87 1/2 do.
Edward Watts Seaman Dec. 31, 1828 3 00 do.
Henry Walpole Seaman October 2, 1820 3 00 do.
Jack Williams Seaman March 22, 1828 6 00 do.
Francis Williams Landsman Jan. 15, 1838 1 00 do.
George Wiley Seaman March 1, 1837 3 00 do.
Henry Williams Ordinary seaman March 3, 1838 500 do.
Thomas Welsh Quarter gunner Feb. 26, 1820 12 00 do.
Samuel Williams Quartermaster Sept. 1, 1827 6 00 do.
William Wagner Quarter gunner Dec. 3, 1819 9 00 do.
Robert Woods Seaman Dec. 31, 1836 3 00 do.
William G. Woolsey Lieutenant October 22, 1828 8 33 1/3 do.
John Waters Seaman Sept. 30, 1838 3 09 do.
George Wilson Seaman March 23, 1838 6 00 do.
John W. West Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1830 6 25 do.
John Young Lieutenant May 21, 1829 25 00 do.

The number of invalid pensioners is 479.

The annual sum to pay them is $34,419 75.

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N 3.

Alphabetical list of widow pensioners, complete to October 31, 1840.

Names of pensioners. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Sally Annis Seaman April 20, 1815 86 00 March 4, 1814.
Adelaide H. Adams Master commandant Jan. 1, 1831 30 00 June 3, 1834.
Louisa Auchmuty Lieutenant October 8, 1835 25 00 do.
Betsey Armstrong Carpenter Sept. 6, 1835 10 00 do.
Catharine Anderson Marine Feb. 10, 1813 3 50 March 3, 1837.
Abigail Appleton Seaman Jan. 4, 1815 6 00 do.
Martha Ann Atwood Purser May 11, 1823 20 00 do.
Elizabeth Armitage Seaman March 7, 1810 6 00 do.
Juliana Burchmore Surgeon Sept. 10, 1829 27 50 June 30, 1834.
Maria Babbit Surgeon May 24, 1826 25 00 do.
Caroline M. Berry Lieutenant July 17, 1824 25 00 do.
Elizabeth H. Baldwin Captain's clerk April 12, 1816 12 50 March 3, 1817.
Nabby Burchstead Carpenter Dec. 11, 1833 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Susan Bainbridge Captain July 27, 1833 50 00 do.
Eliza K. Boughan Lieutenant Nov. 6, 1832 25 00 do.
Emily Beale Purser April 4, 1835 20 00 do.
Mary J. Babbit   Nov. 29, 1830 16 66 2/3 July 2, 1836.
Letitia Blake Marine August 14, 1836 3 50 June 30, 1834.
Lydia Brown Carpenter March 28, 1824 10 00 do.
Elizabeth Beeler Corp'l marine corps Sept. 8, 1830 4 50 March 3, 1837.
Catharine M. Beers Surgeon June 8, 1831 25 00 do.
Polly Barry Marine Dec. 7, 1812 3 50 do.
Elizabeth Bishop Seaman Dec. 18, 1813 6 00 do.
Martha Burrill Seaman Dec. 14, 1822 6 00 do.
Elizabeth Bartlett Seaman April 25, 1813 6 00 do.
Elizabeth Barnes Carpenter Nov. 2, 1 19 10 00 do.
Mahala Berry Seaman May 18, 1838 6 00 do.
Eliza Bradlee Serg't marine corps April 12, 1838 6 50 do.
Gracia Bay Quartermaster Jan. 6, 1834 18 00 do.
Sarah Barnard Carpenter's mate Sept. 10, 1829 9 50 do.
Abigail Bailey Landsman Dec. 31, 1813 4 00 do.
Phebe Butler Purser April 9, 1837 20 00 do.
Mary Ann Boyd Surgeon March 26, 1839 30 00 do.
Elizabeth Buck Music'n marine corps Dec. 5, 1838 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Bellingham Seaman August 9, 1837 6 00 do.
Jane Bergamer Marine Sept. 12, 1839 3 50 do.
Elizabeth Beckford Landsman Nov. 30, 1839 4 00 do.
Mary Cheever   April 12, 1814 8 33 1/3 April 12, 1814.
Abigail Cowell Lieutenant April 18, 1814 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Harriet Carter Lieutenant Sept. 6, 1823 25 00 do.
Ann M. Clunet Serg't marine corps Dec. 1, 1825 6 50 June 20, 1813.
Eliza M. Cloud Assistant surgeon August 1, 1834 15 00 June 30, 1834.
Celia Cross Lieutenant Feb. 10, 1834 25 00 do.
Eliza Cassin Purser August 19, 1821 20 00 March 3, 1817.
Prances F. Cook Lieutenant Feb. 7, 1834 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Leah Carter Music'n marine corps Sept. 23, 1831 4 00 do.
Maria J. Cuvilier Music'n marine corps June 28, 1834 4 00 do.
Eliza M. Cocke Lieutenant March 7, 1823 25 00 June 20, 1813.
Fanny Cassin Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1826 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Ann V. Cocke Lieutenant May 31, 1835 25 00 do.
Ann Clarke Ordinary seaman Sept. 27, 1836 5 00 do.
Ann D. Campbell Lieutenant June 3, 1836 25 00 do.
Sarah Clementson Sailmaker July 9, 1833 10 00 March 3, 1837.
Margaret Cowen Gunner Sept 14, 1831 10 00 do.
Elizabeth Cash Seaman Jan. 12, 1837 6 00 do.
Ellen Coxe Passed midshipman June 30, 1822 12 50 do.
Susannah Critchet Seaman June 19, 1812 6 00 March 4, 1814.
Eleanor Carreia Gunner Dec. 21, 1823 10 00 March 3, 1837.

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Names of pensioners. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
Elizabeth J. Caldwell Lieutenant August 9, 1831 $25 00 June 30, 1834.
Margaret Carmick Major marine corps Nov. 6, 1816 25 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary Cassin Lieutenant October 15, 1837 25 00 do.
Elizabeth Cernon Ordinary seaman Nov. 28, 1823 5 00 do.
Ellen Cars Lieutenant May 3, 1837 25 00 do.
Sarah Ann Cooke Surgeon Dec. 4, 1838 35 00 do.
Ann Conrad Landsman March 8, 1834 4 00 do.
Harriet Creighton Captain October 13, 1838 50 00 do.
Ann Crain Ship's corporal October 25, 1834 7 00 do.
Eleanor Cox Marine April 10, 1837 3 50 do.
Maria Christy Seaman Sept. 7, 1830 6 00 do.
Isabella Cope Seaman Jan. 31, 1810 6 00 do.
Susan Corlette Ordinary seaman July 5, 1840 5 00 do.
Ellen Dix Surgeon April 16, 1823 27 50 March 3, 1817.
Eliza Doxey Sailingmaster May 21, 1828 20 00 June 30, 1834.
Lamitia Dill Boatswain Dec. 10, 131 10 00 do.
Laura P. Daggett Gunner April 9, 1836 10 00 do.
Catharine Davidson Seaman June 27, 1836 6 00 do.
Sarah Drew Sailingmaster April 9, 1823 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Susan Decatur Captain March 22, 1820 50 00 do.
Susan Davis Quarter gunner August 10, 1800 7 50 do.
Virginia Duncan Passed midshipman August 3, 1836 12 50 do.
Ellen Dever Landsman April 23, 1823 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Ann Dent Captain July 31, 1823 50 00 do.
Prudence Denham Ordinary seaman June 27, 1837 5 00 do.
Peggy Dorney Steward Jan. 25, 1838 9 00 do.
Arabella Dubois Seaman August 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Sarah Davis Master's mate Jan. 6, 1820 10 00 do.
Mary Davis   July 1, 1823 9 00 do.
Mary Prances Davis Sailmaker Jan. 26, 1839 10 00 do.
Dorothy M. Evans Boatswain July 9, 1832 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Jane Evans Captain June 2, 1824 50 00 do.
Harriet Ann Elbert Lieutenant Dec. 20, 1812 25 00 March 4, 1814.
Abigail Eldridge Seaman June 2, 1831 6 00 March 3, 1837.
Hannah Everett Chaplain April 12, 1837 20 00 do.
Ann R. Edwards Lieutenant Jan. 19, 1824 25 00 do.
Susan Eaton Gunner Feb. 22, 1840 10 00 do.
Mary Ford Carpenter's mate April 20, 1815 9 00 March 4, 1814.
Abigail Fernald Seaman Feb. 24, 1815 6 00 do.
Mary T. Forrest Lieutenant October 1, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Catharine Freemody Ordinary seaman Jan. 20, 1836 5 00 do.
Elizabeth Ferguson Seaman July 24, 1814 6 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary Forrest Serg't marine corps March 11, 1832 8 50 June 30, 1834.
Eliza M. Fortin Steward Jan. 28, 1833 9 00 March 3, 1837.
Lucy Flagg Gunner April 20, 1816 10 00 do.
Ann Fletcher Marine Jan. 20, 1818 3 50 do.
Emily Franks Serg't marine corps Nov. 16, 1839 6 50 do.
Rachel Felt Seaman July 14, 1815 6 00 do.
Mary Griffin Surgeon Nov. 1, 1814 30 00 March 3, 1817.
Margaret F. Green Carpenter Nov. 11, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza Grayson Captain marine corps June 30, 1823 20 00 March 3, 1817.
Sophia Gardner Master commandant Sept. 1, 1815 30 00 do.
Elizabeth C. Gray Boatswain Feb. 15, 1836 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Hannah L. Gamble Major marine corps Sept. 11, 1836 25 00 do.
Ann B. Grimes Captain marine corps July 25, 1834 20 00 do.
Ann Gardner Gunner April 28, 1835 10 00 do.
Olive Grover Ordinary seaman Feb. 2, 1836 5 00 do.
Dionysia Goodrum Lieutenant May 9, 1836 25 00 do.
Ann T. Green Parser August 24, 1812 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Elizabeth Goldthwait Ordinary seaman August 25, 1813 5 00 do.
Jane Goslin Marine Dec. 28, 1831 3 50 do.

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Names of pensioners. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Mary Gallon Seaman April 28, 1825 $6 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary Glass Carpenter's mate October 1, 1837 9 50 do.
Mary S. Gadsden Master commandant August 28, 1812 30 00 do.
Rebecca Gulliver Marine Jan. 31, 1822 3 50 do.
Joan Goodwin Seaman August 29, 1837 6 00 do.
Mary E. Holbert Corp'l marine corps June 30, 1834 4 00 June 30, 1831.
Phebe Hamersley Lieutenant October 1, 1823 25 00 March 3, 1837.
Sarah Higgins Seaman Sept. 23, 1834 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Diana Hardy Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 00 March 1, 1814.
Susan Harraden Master commandant Jan. 20, 1818 30 03 Jan. 20, 1813.
Ellen Nora Hanbury Serg't marine corps Jan. 4, 1825 8 00 June 30, 1834.
Theresa Hoffman Music'n marine corps Sept. 19, 1837 4 00 do.
Eliza Henley Captain May 23, 1835 50 00 do.
Mary Henley Captain October 7, 1828 50 00 do.
Mary R. Hatch Pilot Feb. 5, 1814 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Phebe W. Hoffman Captain Dec. 10, 1834 50 00 June 30, 1834.
Anne R. Hall Sailmaker Sept. 18, 1826 10 00 do.
Hannah Hazen Seaman March 23, 1814 6 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Cornelia Hobbs Lieutenant April 3, 1836 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Mary Ann H. Holmes Armorer Sept. 8, 1833 9 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary S. Hunter Chaplain Feb. 24, 1823 20 00 do.
Hannah Hammond Marine Nov. 10, 1817 3 50 do.
Mary Ann Hartnett Carpenter Sept. 6, 1830 10 00 do.
Phebe Hollis Marine May 13, 1811 3 50 do.
Emma Horton Midshipman August 7, 1815 9 50 do.
Hetty Henry Seaman May 25, 1834 6 00 do.
Mary A. Horsley Surgeon Sept. 8, 1831 27 50 do.
Mary Hanna Gunner Jan. 17, 1837 10 00 do.
Ann J Holmes Master-at-arms August 22, 1830 9 00 do.
Rebecca Higgins Seaman Sept. 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Sarah A. Huntt Purser April 4, 1837 20 00 do.
Mary Hackleton Seaman Dec. 5, 1812 6 00 do.
Eliza Halsey Purser January 2, 1838 20 00 do.
Ellen Hunter Marine May 16, 1838 3 50 do.
Abigail Jones Cook April 20, 1815 9 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Ellen Jenkins Seaman June 2, 1825 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Mary Jones Chaplain Jan. 29, 1829 20 00 do.
Mary T. Johnson Carpenter's mate Jan. 30, 1814 9 50 Jan. 20, 1813.
Elizabeth Jones Marine Sept. 1, 1827 3 00 June 30, 1834.
Catharine Jolly Captain of fore-top Dec. 26, 1836 7 00 do.
Hannah Ingraham Seaman April 10, 1837 6 00 March 3, 1837.
Abigail Jones Seaman August 16, 1800 6 00 do.
Elizabeth Johnston Landsman Feb. 21, 1833 4 00 do.
Catharine Johnson Gunner August 11, 1818 10 00 do.
Mary Ann Jackson Ordinary seaman May 2, 1838 5 00 do.
Theresa Jones Marine June 26, 1810 3 50 do.
Abigail Kitchen Seaman August 16, 1800 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Harriet J. Kissam Surgeon October 6, 1828 30 00 do.
Eliza Kitts Sailingmaster Sept. 27, 1819 20 00 March 3, 1837.
C. C. King Serg't marine corps August 3, 1837 6 50 do.
Lydia Low Yeoman August 1, 1834 7 50 June 30, 1834.
Julia M. Lawrence Captain June 1, 1813 50 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Elizabeth Lee Lieutenant June 30, 1832 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Frances M. Lewis Master commandant Sept. 1, 1815 30 00 March 3, 1817.
Elizabeth Lagoner Seaman March 4, 1835 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Sarah Ann Lent Sailmaker's mate Sept. 11, 1824 9 50 do.
Deborah Lindsay Sailingmaster May 19, 1826 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Betsey Low Seaman Sept. 1, 1815 6 00 do.
Susannah Lippincott Ordinary seaman January 1, 1838 5 00 do.
Ann G. McCullough Sailingmaster August 24, 1814 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Jane Moulton Seaman April 20, 1815 6 00 March 4, 1814.

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Names of pensioners. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Ann Martin Quarter gunner April 20, 1815 $9 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Phebe Montgomery Surgeon January 3, 1828 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Lydia Macabee Seaman August 6, 1834 6 00 do.
Sarah Matthews Quarter gunner Nov. 30, 1814 9 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Ann Midlen Master's mate Sept. 15, 1814 10 00 do.
Mary E. McPherson Master commandant April 23, 1821 30 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza Maury Lieutenant June 24, 1823 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Mary McNelly Gunner Nov. 29, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Catharine Mitchell Landsman Nov. 20, 1832 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Mays   Sept. 3, 1834 *9 50 do.
Rachel Marshall Seaman Dec. 31, 1827 6 00 do.
Rebecca McGee Marine Jan. 26, 1830 3 00 do.
Elizabeth McMurtrie Purser March 23, 1836 20 00 do.
Hester Murphy Corporal m. corps Dec. 26, 1831 4 50 March 3, 1837.
Catharine McLaughlin First class boy Feb. 15, 1837 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Marin Boatswain Sept. 1, 1829 10 00 do.
Abigail Morgan Carpenter's mate March 12, 1813 9 50 do.
Caroline Monteath Lieutenant October 16, 1819 25 00 do.
Susan Metz Landsman Sept. 11, 1823 4 00 do.
Elizabeth H. Marshall Corporal m. corps Dec. 11, 1822 4 50 do.
Susan McCullough Lieutenant Dec. 31, 1827 25 00 do.
Mary P. Morris Lieutenant Nov. 5, 1837 25 00 do.
Mary McCall Surgeon Sept. 15, 1831 25 00 do.
Martha Mosart Master-at-arms Feb. 20, 1838 9 00 do.
Hester Meredith Ordinary seaman Feb. 17, 1838 5 00 do.
Hetty McDermott Quarter gunner Sept. 30, 1837 7 50 do.
Mary Ann Marshall Gunner August 8, 1827 10 00 do.
Celeste McGowen Lieutenant Feb. 19, 1826 25 00 do.
Mary D. McClure Quarter gunner June 5, 1834 7 50 do.
Mary McCawley Captain marine corps Feb. 22, 1839 20 00 do.
Ann Mix Commander Feb. 8, 1839 30 00 do.
Martha McNelly Boatswain July 14, 1839 10 00 do.
Honora McCarty Ordinary seaman May 25, 1839 5 00 do.
Elizabeth McCann Purser's steward April 26, 1810 9 00 do.
Elizabeth Myers Marine Oct. 10, 1839 3 50 do.
Rhoda Newcomb Lieutenant Nov. 1, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Margaret Navarro Sailmaker October 2, 1823 10 00 March 3, 1817.
Elizabeth Nagle Boatswain Nov. 19, 1834 9 50 June 30, 1834.
Mary Neale Lieutenant Sept. 1, 1815 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Sarah H. Nichols Sailingmaster Sept. 12, 1822 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Sarah L. Noyes Ship's corporal October 9, 1835 7 00 do.
Charity Nicolson   Sept. 9, 1814 10 00 do.
Ann Nantz Sailingmaster Dec. 27, 1824 20 00 do.
Ann Nelson Seaman Nov. 11, 1837 6 00 do.
Laura C. Nicholson Captain Dec. 12, 1838 50 00 do.
Eliza Netto Captain's steward Dec. 6, 1838 9 00 do.
Teresa Nicholas Seaman June 30, 1838 6 00 do.
Eliza A. Oliver Gunner March 30, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Margaret Osborn Seaman August 10, 1834 6 00 do.
Elizabeth O'Hare Carpenter's mate August 28, 1838 9 50 March 3, 1837.
Rebecca Oellers Seaman March 21, 1839 6 00 do.
Nancy Patch Seaman October 29, 1812 6 00 March 3, 1817.
Lucretia M. Perry Purser May 8, 1832 20 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza L. Pierce Lieutenant August 7, 1822 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Margaret Parsell Sailmaker August 20, 1819 10 00 do.
Sarah Phillips Marine October 22, 1834 3 50 June 30, 1834.
Georgiana A. Peaco Surgeon May 23, 1827 25 00 do.
Prances Pottenger Lieutenant Feb. 5, 1833 25 00 do.
Maria Page Surgeon March 15, 1832 25 00 do.

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Names of pensioners. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Eliza C. Porter Master commandant Sept. 2, 1831 $30 00 June 30, 1834.
Henrietta Prather Marine Sept. 14, 1834 3 50 do.
Eliza Page Sailingmaster Sept. 16, 1826 20 00 do.
Elizabeth Perry Captain August 23, 1820 50 00 March 3, 1817.
Mary Ann Patterson Boatswain Dec 13, 1836 10 00 March 3, 1837.
Catharine Ann Pierce Carpenter's mate Sept. 10, 1829 9 50 do.
Mary Preble Captain August 25, 1837 50 00 do.
Jane R. Palmer Passed ass't surgeon Nov. 6, 1836 17 50 do.
Frances W. Parker Carpenter August 26, 1830 10 00 do.
Mary Procter Steward July 1, 1837 9 00 do.
Abigail Parrott Ordinary seaman March 3, 1832 5 00 do.
Nabby Pippen Coxswain April 20, 1815 9 00 do.
Rachel Patten Ordinary seaman August 11, 1835 5 00 do.
Sarah Potts Sailingmaster May 8, 1839 20 00 do.
Georgiana Patterson Captain August 25, 1839 50 00 do.
Sarah T. Phillips Carpenter October 9, 1839 10 00 do.
Lydia G. Pinkham Lieutenant October 27, 1839 25 00 do.
Catharine Rossmusoin Pilot July 22, 1813 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Nancy Riggs Seaman Dec. 27, 1814 6 00 March 4, 1814.
Mary W. Rose Master commandant August 27, 1830 30 00 June 30, 1834.
Mary Russell Sergeant mar. corps July 7, 1829 6 50 do.
Martha Rose Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 6 00 March 3, 1817.
Ann M. Rodgers Captain May 21, 1832 50 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza Ring Boatswain Sept. 25, 1835 10 00 do.
Phebe Reynolds Boatswain May 21, 1823 10 00 March 3, 1817.
Catharine S. M. Ray Surgeon Sept. 7, 1835 35 00 June 30, 1834.
Catharine Rinker Sailingmaster July 10, 1823 20 00 March 3, 1817.
Catharine C. Read Lieutenant January 6, 1812 25 00 March 3, 1837.
Ann J. Ross 1st lieut. mar. corps Dec. 11, 1836 15 00 do.
Sally Russell Master's mate October 17, 1803 10 00 do.
Eliza Rumney Sailingmaster March 31, 1823 20 00 do.
Sarah Richardson Boatswain's mate January 9, 1837 9 50 do.
Elizabeth Roberts 1st sergeant m. corps Feb. 14, 1838 8 00 do.
Rebecca Rainey Ordinary seaman Nov. 11, 1804 5 00 do.
E. J. Russell Lieutenant July 21, 1838 25 00 do.
Sarah Robinson Ordinary seaman June 10, 1838 5 00 do.
Minerva Rogers Captain August 1, 1838 50 00 do.
Hannah Stone Seaman July 1, 1815 6 00 March 3, 1817.
Mehitable Smith Lieutenant Sept. 10, 1829 25 00 June 30, 1834.
M. C. Spence Captain Sept. 26, 1826 50 00 do.
Mary Stevenson Seaman October, 1828 6 00 do:
Ann Stephenson Sailingmaster August 27, 1813 20 00 March 3, 1817.
Eleanor Smart Seaman October 15, 1814 6 00 March 4, 1814.
Harriet H. Sanders Lieutenant Dec. 7, 1816 25 00 Jan. 30, 1813.
Mary Stellwagen Sailingmaster Nov. 16, 1828 20 00 Jan. 30, 1834.
Louisa Sherburne Lieutenant Nov. 20, 1830 25 00 do.
Ann E. Sardo Musician m. corps Dec. 20, 1835 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Sevier Captain mar. corps May 9, 1837 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Mary B. Shaw Captain Sept. 17, 1823 50 00 March 3, 1817.
Margaret E. Shaw Purser October 17, 1820 20 00 do.
Jane Smith Midshipman March 21, 1831 9 50 June 30, 1834.
Rachel Steele Ord. serg't m. corps Nov. 28, 1832 8 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary H. Stockton Lieutenant Nov. 20, 1836 25 00 do.
Mary Stevens Sailingmaster April 18, 1816 20 00 do.
Sally Schlosser Seaman Feb. 5, 1821 6 00 do.
Louisa H. Smith Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1836 25 00 do.
Hannah Striker Serg't marine corps Oct. 1, 1820 6 50 do.
Hannorah Sullivan Seaman June 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Alice Smiley Seaman Feb. 27, 1813 6 00 do.
Sarah Smith Steward Dec. 19, 1820 9 00 do.
Patty Smith, alias Wilson Boatswain June 17, 1815 10 00 do.

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Names of pensioners. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Catharine Smith Marine March 18, 1837 $3 50 March 3, 1837.
Mary Stone Seaman April 20, 1815 6 00 do.
Mary Ann Springer Lieutenant May 25, 1820 25 00 do.
Elizabeth Simmons Marine Jan. 30, 1811 3 50 do.
Rebecca S. Stinger Landsman July 15, 1839 4 00 do.
Ann Maria Stivers Landsman April 22, 1839 4 00 do.
Ann E. Tingey Captain Feb. 22, 1829 50 00 June 30, 1834.
Elizabeth Trenchard Captain Nov. 3, 1824 50 00 do.
Mary Tanner Quarter gunner Feb. 22, 1834 7 50 do.
Elizabeth Trapnell Marine Sept. 10, 1813 3 50 March 4, 1814.
Frances H. Thomas Lieutenant Sept. 10, 1829 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Emma C. B. Thompson Captain Sept. 2, 1832 50 00 do.
Lucy R. Temple Lieutenant June 23, 1830 25 00 do.
Charlotte Trant Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1820 25 00 March 3, 1837.
Ann Tight Seaman March 24, 1834 6 00 do.
Hannah Thompson Seaman April 9, 1835 6 00 do.
Grizel A. Taylor Sailingmaster Jan. 2, 1820 20 00 do.
Eliza Tookey Serg't marine corps Nov. 13, 1837 6 50 do.
Ann Taggert Gunner Dec. 13, 1836 10 00 do.
Emily Tupper Capt'n marine corps Jan. 18, 1838 20 00 do.
Catharine Thruston Serg't marine corps May 21, 1839 6 50 do.
Jane Trusty Cook July 24, 1839 9 00 do.
Hannah Ulrick Sailingmaster June 6, 1822 20 00 March 3, 1817.
Ann Vanderfier Ordinary seaman June 30, 1824 5 00 June 30, 1834.
Lydia Van Horn. Marine Oct. 10, 1814 3 50 March 4, 1814.
Rachel Van Patten Ordinary seaman April 23, 1825 5 00 March 3, 1837.
Hannah Webb Seaman Jan. 1, 1813 6 00 March 4, 1814.
Catharine Wise Purser Nov. 20, 1824 20 00 June 30, 1834.
Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate August 8, 1813 9 50 March 3, 1817.
Charlotte Wares Sailingmaster Dec. 4, 1815 20 00 do.
Electa Webster Lieutenant August 25, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Rebecca Winn Purser Feb. 18, 1836 20 00 do.
Ednah Maria Wood Passed midshipman Oct. 9, 1836 12 50 do.
Elizabeth White Master-at-arms May 18, 1815 9 00 March 3, 1817.
Mary D. Wade Lieutenant Nov. 15, 1816 25 00 March 3, 1837.
Eleanor Wills Landsman August 10, 1800 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Westcott Lieutenant March 25, 1837 25 00 do.
Sarah H. Willard Serg't marine corps May 30, 1837 6 50 do.
Abigail Warren Marine Sept. 12, 1812 3 50 do.
Catharine Walling Seaman Dec. 3, 1813 6 00 do.
Julia Weed Capt'n marine corps March 5, 1838 20 00 do.
Sarah V. Waldo Master August 30, 1838 20 00 do.
Susan C. Woolsey Captain May 18, 1838 50 00 do.
Mary S. Wilkinson Passed midshipman Nov. 14, 1839 12 50 do.

The number of widow pensioners is 344.

The annual sum required to pay them is $62,708 04.

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N 4.

Alphabetical list of minor children, to whom pensions have been granted under the act of March 3, 1837.

Names of children. Father's rank. Monthly pension. Commencement of pension.
John Armstrong Sergeant marine corps $7 50 January 23, 1835.
Franklin Armstrong
Venerando Armstrong
Laura V. Anderson Captain marine corps 20 00 January 1, 1833.
Thomas W. Adams Sailmaker 10 00 September 10, 1829.
Elizabeth Ardis Carpenter's mate 9 50 September 8, 1831.
Ann Ardis
Emma Ardis
Julia Ann Blakeslie Private marine corps 3 50 July 31, 1827.
William L. Booth Master commandant 30 00 January 1, 1837.
Thomas A, Booth
George T. Bassett Surgeon 25 00 August 20, 1830.
James R. Blade Ordinary seaman 5 00 September 26, 1834.
Thomas J. P. Bliss Seaman 6 00 July 1, 1838.
John Bell Cook 9 00 August 15, 1831.
Mary Jane Bell
Maria Bell
James Bell
Marcellus Bell
William M. Caldwell Lieutenant 25 00 June 5, 1827.
Edward T. Cunningham Gunner 10 00 July 1, 1837.
Margaret T. Chamberlain Sailingmaster 20 00 February 8, 1822.
Emeline Cousins Seaman 6 00 May 21, 1829.
Delia Cousins
Charles W. Conway Private marine corps 3 50 July 14, 1833.
James Covenhoven Private marine corps 3 50 February 26, 1837.
Eliza E. A. R. Denison Purser 20 00 March 15, 1822.
Emma Demarest Sergeant marine corps 8 00 August 24, 1824.
Teresa Davis Carpenter 10 00 January 11, 1829.
Margaret F. Desha 1st lieut. marine corps 15 00 November 6, 1822.
Elizabeth c. Davis Musician marine corps 4 00 January 4, 1822.
Margaret P. Darragh Purser 20 00 January 9, 1831.
Mary Jane Fisher Corporal marine corps 4 50 May 18, 1829.
Edward Garrison Seaman 6 00 April 2, 1825.
M. A. Secunda Grimke Lieutenant 25 00 November 30, 1825.
Stephen D. Hibbert Gunner 10 00 July 9, 1832.
John H. Harrison Ordinary seaman 5 00 August 16, 1831.
George J. Hall Seaman 6 00 December 10, 1834.
Mary Ann Hunt Ordinary seaman 5 00 April 20, 1837.
Adolphus Heerman Surgeon 35 00 April 20, 1837.
Theodore Heerman
Valentine M. Heerman
Charles F. Heerman
Clifford Heerman
Daniel F. Jones Sailingmaster 20 00 May 21, 1826.
Joseph B. Jones
William Kidwell Private marine corps 3 50 July 1, 1837.
John Kidwell
Benjamin T. Lightelle Private marine corps 3 50 December 22, 1824.
John B. O'H. Lightelle
Caroline Lord Gunner 10 00 July 9, 1829.
Mary F. Linscott Gunner 10 00 May 25, 1827.
Caroline W. Linscott
Robert C. Ludlow Purser 20 00 January 1, 1837
Adeline K. Lowe Lieutenant 25 00 May 2, 1826.
James Livingston Ordinary seaman 5 00 June 4, 1829.
Augustus R. Macdonough Captain 5000 January 1, 1837.
Thomas Macdonough
Charlotte R. Macdonough

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N 4—Continued.

Names of children. Father's rank. Monthly pension. Commencement of pension.
Mary L. Mott Lieutenant $25 00 July 4, 1823.
Margaret R. Munroe Boatswain 10 00 March 27, 1832.
James B. McCauley Lieutenant 25 00 February 20, 1827.
Mary A. McCloud Boatswain 10 00 July 1, 1837.
Alexander Moran Quarter gunner 7 50 September 10, 1829.
John H. M. Madison Lieutenant 25 00 January 1, 1838.
Mary Ann McCoy Seaman 6 00 October 13, 1835.
James W. A. Nicholson Lieutenant 25 00 June 24, 1833.
Maria C. Norris Master commandant 30 00 January 1, 1838.
Shubrick Norris
Godfrey B. Neagle Sergeant marines 6 50 August 5, 1838.
Alexander Perry Lieutenant 25 00 July 1, 1837.
Eliza W. B. Robertson Purser 20 00 January 1, 1837.
Mary R. Ritchie Lieutenant 25 00 June 26, 1831.
Mary K. Reany Purser's steward 9 00 January 3, 1831.
Mary Roberts Musician marine corps 4 00 October 1, 1835.
Margaret Roberts
Theophilus Rogers Assistant surgeon 20 00 July 1, 1839.
Amanda A. Reynolds Boatswain 10 00 April 23, 1835.
Hannah T. Sanderson Lieutenant 25 00 August 23, 1831.
Gilberta P. Sinclair Captain 50 00 January 1, 1837.
Alonzo P. Smith Lieutenant 25 00 January 1, 1840.
Mary V. Timberlake Purser 20 00 April 2, 1828.
Margaret R. Timberlake
Virginia A. Towner Gunner 10 00 September 2, 1834.
Robert Towner
Joshua W. Trimble Sailmaker 10 00 July 1, 1837.
Eliza J. Trimble
Edward Thinkham Seaman 6 00 October 31, 1836.
Emily Vandackenhausen Private marine corps 3 50 March 12, 1833.
John Woods Boatswain 10 00 January 1, 1839.
Thomas A. Young Lieutenant marine corps 12 50 July 7, 1835.

The number of minor-children pensioners is 91.

The annual sum required to pay them is $11,622.

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N 5.

A statement showing the receipts and expenditures on account of the navy pension fund, from the 1st day of October, 1839, to the 30th of September, 1840, inclusively; and advances to agents from the Treasury during the same period.

  I. Balance in the Treasury to the credit of the fund on the 1st October, 1839, per Register's report   $1,240 63
  II. Amount received into the Treasury since the 1st day of October, 1839, from whom, and on what account, viz:    
1839.      
October 4 Secretary of the Navy, trustee, for interest on Washington corporation stock $721 73  
8 Do. for interest on Cincinnati corporation stock 2,500 00  
Dec. 18 Do. for the proceeds of the sale of Illinois bonds 50,000 00  
1840.      
January 27 Do. for the proceeds of the sale of Illinois bonds 46,251 57  
April 6 Do. for dividend on Washington Bank stock 420 00  
6 Do. for interest on Cincinnati corporation stock 2,500 00  
24 Do. for balance paid by M. W. Ash, pension agent, Penn. Do. for fractional part of Washington corporation stock, sold 1,123 90 9 00  
May 21 Do. for sum advanced by Bank of America on deposite of stock    
June 22 of the city of Cincinnati 50,000 00  
      153,526 20
  III. Expenditures from October 1, 1839, to September 30, 1840, inclusively, viz:    
1839. P 259 20  
October 2 aid James (alias Jas. S.) Brown, for arrears of pension    
30 Paid Lydia Vanhorne, do. do. 148 35  
30 Paid Elizabeth Trapnall, do. do. 148 02  
Dec. 30 Paid Peter Thinkham, do. do. 236 20  
30 Paid Edward Thinkham, do. do. 236 20  

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N 5—Continued.

1840.      
January 20 Paid Mary Tanner, for arrears of pension $32 00  
31 Paid Bank of America (advanced 16th December last, to pay pensioners) 50,000 00  
Feb'ry 18 Paid administrator of Harriet Hubbard, for arrears of pension 70 00  
18 Paid John Adams, do. do. 60 20  
March 10 Paid J. H. McJ. Madison (per guardian) do. do. 600 00  
27 Paid W. W. Corcoran, for commissions, &c., selling stock 690 18  
27 Paid Alonzo P. Smith, (per guardian,) for arrears of pension 3,223 33  
May 13 Paid W. & J. Kidwell, (per guardian,) do. do. 345 34  
16 Paid estate of Phebe Eldridge, do. do. 28 33  
June 18 Paid G. W. Parker, (widow,) do. do. 250 00  
30 Paid George Bantam, do. do. 253 20  
July 1 Paid Susan M. Crane, child of Charles T. Clark, late lieutenant United States navy, for arrears of pension 5,964 17  
14 Paid Daniel H. Cole, for arrears of pension 72 00  
14 Paid Elizabeth Jones, do. do. 21 00  
17 Paid George Wilson, do. do. 39 40  
      $62,677 12
  IV. Advances to agents to pay pensions, viz:    
1839.      
Dec. 19 To John P. Henry, Savannah, Georgia 457 50  
19 To George Loyall, Norfolk, Virginia 5,769 54  
19 To Elias Kane, Washington 6,120 98  
19 To John Thomas, Baltimore 6,327 15  
19 To M. W. Ash, Philadelphia 7,605 93  
19 To President of Merchants and Manufacturers' Bank, Pittsburg 156 00  
19 Do. Trenton Bank, New Jersey 486 00  
19 Do. Farmers' Bank of Delaware, New Castle 144 00  

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19 To John Laighton, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 906 00  
19 To Leonard Jarvis, Boston 7,431 18  
19 To President of Arcade Bank, Providence, Rhode Island 1,381 63  
19 Do. Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, Hartford, Connecticut 1,850 00  
19 Do. Maine Bank, Portland 1,529 67  
19 Do. Savings Institution, Louisville, Kentucky 552 00  
1840.      
January 6 Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, Rhode Island 252 00  
Feb'ry 21 To John Laighton, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 271 99  
June 22 To President of Savings Institution, Louisville, Kentucky 492 00  
22 Do. Maine Bank, Portland 488 83  
22 Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, Rhode Island 1,362 00  
22 Do. Merchants and Manufacturers' Bank, Pittsburg 156 00  
22 Do. Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, Hartford, Connecticut 850 00  
22 Do. Farmers' Bank of Delaware, at New Castle 144 00  
22 Do. Trenton Bank, New Jersey 486 00  
22 Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 10,760 50  
22 To J. B. Perrault, (per Citizens' Bank,) New Orleans 1,000 00  
22 To George Loyall, Norfolk, Virginia 2,148 35  
22 To John Thomas, Baltimore 3,057 90  
22 To Michael W. Ash, Philadelphia 5,699 57  
22 To John Laighton, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 974 20  
22 To B. D. Heriot, Charleston, South Carolina 1,624 00  
22 To Leonard Jarvis, Boston 5,202 00  
22 To Elias Kane, Washington 6,856 60  
July 6 To B. D. Heriot, Charleston, South Carolina 138 00  
August 20 To M. W. Ash, Philadelphia 360 00  
Sept. 4 To Leonard Jarvis, Boston 1,800 00  
      84,841 52

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N 5—Continued.

RECAPITULATION

Balance in the Treasury on the 1st of October, 1839 $1,240 63  
Amount received from that date to the 30th September, 1840, inclusive 153,526 20 $154,766 83
Deduct—Expenditures 62,677 12
Advances to agents 84,841 52 147,518 64
Balance to the credit of the fund 1st October, 1840   7,248 19

Treasury Department, Fourth Auditor's Office, November 13, 1840.

A. O. DAYTON.

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N 6.

Account of sales of Washington corporation five per cent. stock, by order of the Secretary of the Navy.

1840.     1840.    
Oct. 21 To commission on sale of $22,000 stock, at 1/4 per cent. $55 00 May 13 By $1,700 for specie $1,232 23
14 By 1,190 do. 863 50
July 7 To specie deposited in Bank of America 10,000 00 15 By 600 do. 434 90
20 By 1,500 do. 1,087 26
Oct. 21 To specie deposited in Bank of America 6,075 98 22 By 900 do. 652 36
25 By 250 do. 181 16
      27 By 400 do. 289 94
28 By 290 do. 211 58
June 1 By 1,000 do. 724 84
10 By 700 do. 508 73
11 By 3,500 do. 2,547 46
12 By 1,200 do. 872 10
17 By 100 do. 73 15
18 By 300 do. 219 45
27 By 1,300 do. 960 96
July 1 By interest on balance $7,070 for three months SS 37
14 By $3,700 for specie 2,691 75
Aug. 4 By 330 do. 243 28
13 By 1,000 do. 731 25
15 By 600 do. 447 52
20 By 1,000 do. 741 00
Sept. 11 By 440 do. 328 19
    16,130 98     16,130 98

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N 7.

Stocks owned by the navy pension fund on the 24th November, 1840.

City of Cincinnati five per cent. $100,000
City of Washington five cent. 33,339
Bank of Washington 14,000
Union Bank of Georgetown 11,400
  158,739

Pension Office, November 24, 1840.

J. L. EDWARDS,
Commissioner of Pensions.

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Published:Wed May 18 12:41:03 EDT 2016