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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY. [1836]

[Doc. No. 2.]

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

Navy Department,

December 3, 1836.

To the President of the United States:

Sir:

In presenting for your consideration at this time the condition of our navy for the past year, I am enabled to assure you that, since my report of the 5th of December last, there has been an increased activity in the construction and equipment of vessels at our navy yards, and in the movements of our ships and squadrons at sea and on foreign stations.

The Columbia, a frigate of the first class, has been finished, launched, and nearly completed for sea.

The brigs Dolphin and Porpoise have been built, launched, and fitted for sea.

The frigate Macedonian, of the second class, has been finished, launched and equipped for sea; and she is now receiving her crew, as the ship of the commanding officer of the South Sea exploring expedition.

The two barques, Pioneer and Consort, and schooner Pilot, have been built, launched, and so far equipped, as to be ready for receiving their crews.

The store-ship Relief has been finished, launched, and equipped, and is now receiving her stores.

The repairs of the ship of the line North Carolina have been completed, and she is equipped and fitted for sea, and is now under sailing orders for the Pacific station.

The repairs of the razée Independence have been completed, and she is now nearly equipped for sea.

The ship of the line Delaware has been placed in dry dock, and her repairs commenced.

The ship of the line Columbus has also been put into dry dock, and her repairs commenced.

The repairs of the ship of the line Ohio have been commenced and considerably advanced.

The repairs of the sloops of war Falmouth and Fairfield have been completed.

The sloop of war Natchez, and schooner Grampus, have been repaired and equipped for sea.

The labor upon the ship of the line Pennsylvania has been resumed, with a view to her completion, and she will probably be ready for launching in the early part of next summer.

The steam-vessel building at New York is so far completed as to be ready for the reception of her engines and machinery; in procuring which there has been some unavoidable delay. It was desirable to secure the

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services of the most able engineer in the United States, to superintend the construction of the engines and machinery of this, as well as other steam-vessels proposed to be built for the service of the United States. Efforts have been made to secure the services of such an engineer, but without success. The first attempt to procure the requisite engines and machinery, by contract, by advertising for proposals, proved abortive: as the lowest offers for the boilers and for the engines were made, by different persons; and the person offering for the engines declined the contract, because he could not also have the contract for the boilers. Arrangements, however, have been since made for procuring the engines and boilers wanted: and the vessel will probably be ready for service in the course of the next summer.

For a detailed statement of the condition of our vessels on the stocks, as well as those afloat at our navy yards, and the means of completion, as well as repair, I beg leave to refer to the reports of the Commissioners of the Navy Board, herewith submitted, marked H and I; and for the amount of timber, iron and other materials, procured for the gradual improvement of the navy, I refer to their report, marked L.

Much has been done in advancing the works and improvements hitherto authorized at the different navy yards, except at that of Pensacola. The works and improvements for which appropriations have been made at that yard, have been delayed until a permanent plan for the same, after a due examination by a board appointed for that purpose, could be adopted.

Since my last annual report, the following vessels have been employed in the Mediterranean: the frigates Constitution, United States, and Potomac; the sloop of war John Adams, and the schooner Shark; the ship of the line Delaware having been withdrawn from that squadron, and the frigate United States added to it, within the present year.

The frigate Potomac, having been employed on that station for upwards of two years, has been ordered home, with instructions to run down the coast of Africa, and visit the settlements at Cape Mesurado, Cape Palmas. and Bassa Cove; thence to proceed to Rio de Janeiro, and after communicating with the commander of our squadron there, to return to Norfolk.

In the West Indies, the frigate Constellation, the sloops of war Vandalia, St. Louis, Concord, Warren, Boston, and Natchez, and the schooner Grampus, have been actively employed. The Warren sailed for that station the latter part of December last, and has returned within a few days to Norfolk for repairs: and when these shall be completed, she will rejoin the squadron.

The Concord sailed from Portsmouth, N. H., the 27th of February last; the Boston on the 10th of July last, from Boston; the Natchez from New York, on the 4th of August; and the schooner Grampus on the 10th of April last. All these vessels, except the Warren, are now on that station.

The brig Porpoise has been employed in conveying the commissioners appointed under a resolution of the Senate, directing an examination of the harbors south of the Chesapeake bay, with a view to their fitness for the purposes of a navy yard. She is daily expected at Norfolk; after which it is intended that she shall sail, as soon as conveniently may be, to join the West India squadron.

On the coast of Brazil, the sloops of war Erie and Ontario have been

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employed. The Ontario returned to the United States in June last, has been undergoing repairs at Norfolk, and she is reported to be in readiness for a crew.

The brig Dolphin sailed in September last from New York, with instructions to proceed to the coast of Africa, and visit the settlements at Gambia, Bissau, Nunez, Cape Mesurado, Bassa Cove, and Cape Palmas; thence to proceed to Rio do Janeiro, to form a part of the Brazilian squadron.

In the Pacific, the frigate Brandywine, the sloop Vincennes, and the schooner Boxer, have been employed. The sloop Vincennes, which previously to my last report was ordered to return to the United States, by way of the East Indies, arrived at Norfolk on the 6th of June last. The frigate Brandywine has been ordered home, and she is probably on her way at this time; her place will be supplied by the ship of the line North Carolina, now under sailing orders.

In the East Indies, the sloop Peacock and schooner Enterprise have been engaged in protecting as well as extending our commerce. They are now on their return to the United States, with orders to visit the settlements of the American Colonization Society on the coast of Africa, near Cape Palmas, Bassa Cove, and Monrovia.

Our squadrons at sea and on foreign stations have afforded to our commerce all the aid and protection that their means would permit.

It was believed that our commerce in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the West Indies, would be more exposed than in any other quarter. To meet the apprehended danger, an unusually large force has been placed at the disposal of Commodore Dallas, the commander of the West India station. In addition to the vessels already stated as forming his squadron, three revenue, cutters and three steamboats have been placed under his command: and he has been charged with the complicated duties of protecting our commerce, of preventing the importation of slaves into Texas or the United States, and of co-operating with the officers of the army and militia in prosecuting the war against the Creek and Seminole Indians; in the performance of all which duties, his squadron has rendered the most essential services to the country.

In maintaining so large a force on the West India station, which ought to be still increased, it has not been in the power of this department to send to other stations the number of vessels which the safety of our commerce required, and serious apprehensions have been justly entertained that our merchants might sustain heavy losses from the want of an adequate force in the Pacific and on the Brazilian station, especially on the latter. Although these apprehensions have not been realized, yet a due regard to the interests of commerce and the honor of our country requires that a more respectable force should be sent to those stations, as soon as practicable. There is no serious difficulty in sending out such a force, but that arising from the want of seamen; and this difficulty will be in some degree obviated on the arrival of the vessels now on their return to the United States.

When, at the commencement of the last and preceding sessions of Congress, it was recommended that a considerable addition should be made to the number of our ships in commission, to meet the exigencies of the rapidly increasing commerce of our country, it was perceived that, should

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the measure be adopted, as it has been, by the liberal appropriations of Congress, it would be necessary to adopt, at the same time, measures for increasing the number of our seamen. The most obvious means of accomplishing this object, was the one recommended, of enlisting into tire service of our navy boys over the age of thirteen, and under the age of eighteen, until they shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years. A bill for this purpose has been before the Senate for the last two sessions, which, it is confidently hoped, will become a law during the approaching session of Congress. In the mean time, as a larger number of seamen is required for the merchant service than usual, and as there is at present actually in the naval service of the United States one-fifth more seamen than were employed three years ago, and a greater number than has been employed at any time within the last fifteen years, some difficulty must necessarily exist in recruiting seamen required for immediate service.

The terms of service of the seamen on the Pacific and Brazilian stations are about to expire. Those on the Pacific station have been ordered home, but will not probably arrive before the middle of January next In the mean time, the North Carolina is ordered to that station, requiring immediately a large number of seamen, and Captain John B. Nicholson has been selected to sail in the razee Independence, to relieve the commander on the coast of Brazil, who, when relieved, will return with the seamen belonging to his station. The Independence will require a large number of seamen to complete her crew. Besides, it is important that each of these ships should be attended by one or two smaller vessels; but this is impracticable in the present state of the service.

It will be easily perceived, therefore, that the force wanted for the protection of commerce exceeds the means of supply which this department can immediately bring into operation. When, therefore, on the_ 18th of May last, it was provided, by an amendment to the general naval appropriation bill, that the President of the United States should be authorized to send out a surveying and exploring expedition to the Pacific ocean and South Seas, I considered it impracticable to fit out this expedition in a manner to meet the views of Congress, under eight or nine months, without a serious injury to other branches of the naval service.

The only insurmountable difficulty, however, in my opinion, was the recruiting the requisite number of seamen in three or four months, without interfering with arrangements already made for sending ships to the Pacific and Brazilian stations, and for sending an additional force to the West Indies.

As, however, it was your earnest wish that the intentions of Congress, in authorizing this measure, should be carried into effect with the least possible delay, and that the expedition should be fitted out upon the extensive and liberal scale which the indications of public opinion seemed to require; and as the officer, Captain Thomas ap Catesby Jones, selected for the command of the expedition, gave assurances that the difficulty of obtaining seamen could be obviated, by giving him power to have then recruited under his immediate superintendence, and for this particular service, it was determined to make an extraordinary effort to accomplish these objects.

Every facility consistent with the rules and regulations of the navy was afforded Capt. Jones for recruiting seamen in the manner he pro-

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posed; and measures were immediately adopted to have one frigate of the second class, one store-ship, two barques, and one schooner, all which he considered as indispensably necessary to the success of the enterprise, prepared without delay; The frigate and store-ship, which were on the stocks when this measure was adopted, have been finished and equipped, and are now receiving their crews; and the other three vessels have been entirely built and equipped for sea. The whole have been finished in the most substantial manner, and adapted to the particular service for which they are destined. These vessels will sail to Norfolk to complete their crews, take in their stores, and to await further orders.

To prevent any delay that might arise from the want of mathematical, astronomical, and philosophical instruments, books, maps, charts,& c., required for the expedition, Lieut. Wilkes of the navy was sent to Europe, and sailed from New York on the 8th of August last, to make the necessary purchases, in which, he has been successful as to the greater part of the articles wanted. For some instruments, however, he has been under the necessity of waiting until they can be manufactured. His return is expected about the middle of this month.

It is believed that every proper exertion has been made to recruit men for this service, but without the anticipated success; no more than about two hundred, according to the returns received, being as yet recruited; and as Captain Jones requires five hundred and eighteen petty officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, boys and marines, together with eighty-five commissioned and warrant officers, for his squadron, it is evident that a considerable time must yet elapse before the expedition can be ready for sea.

Recruiting seamen for a particular service may be attended with great inconvenience, and should not be adopted but upon the most urgent occasion, such as that of the exploring expedition was conceived to be. If the exigencies of the Government; should require of such recruits service different from that for which they were enlisted, discontent, and even mutiny, may be apprehended. Besides, this mode of recruiting cannot but interfere with the recruiting for the general service; and, in the present case, the order to recruit for the exploring expedition has made it necessary to adopt the same mode of recruiting for the crews of the vessels about to sail for the Pacific and Brazilian stations. Recruiting for three distinct objects of service at the same time, while the usual recruiting for the general service is continued, cannot but retard the whole, and compel us to keep in receiving vessels a much larger number of recruits, constantly disposed to desert, than would be required if recruited for the general service alone.

Although the number of recruits is small for any one of these objects, yet, in the aggregate, the number is quite as great as should be expected, when we consider the unusually great number, of seamen now in the naval service of the United States, and the great demand for them in the merchant service.

Although the return of the public vessels now ordered to the United States will, to a considerable extent, furnish men for future service, yet, sending out so large a force as that required for the exploring expedition, to be detained for the term of three years, cannot but be felt as a serious

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inconvenience, in fitting out the number of vessels wanted for the immediate protection of commerce.

As it has been evident, for the last three months, that this exploring squadron could not be ready for sea before the commencement of the approaching session of Congress, nor, indeed, until a late period of the session, I have not yet attempted to organize a scientific corps for the expedition. But, from inquiries made, I am happy to say, that, in most of the departments of science, we have gentlemen ready and willing to embark in this enterprise, whose labors will reflect honor upon themselves and upon the country.

From several learned and philosophical societies, as well as from distinguished individuals, I have received the most ample and satisfactory communications, embracing all the various subjects which it will be necessary to give in charge to the gentlemen who are to conduct the scientific researches which form the most important objects of the expedition.

These communications, so promptly and liberally furnished, are in the highest degree creditable to their authors.

The scientific corps may be organized as soon as accommodations can be afforded them in the vessels of the exploring squadron, and those vessels may leave their place of rendezvous at any season of the year when prepared for sea.

Under the acts concerning naval pensions and the navy pension fund, there are, of

Widow pensioners 158
Invalid pensioners 308
Total 466
The annual amount to pay widows is $34,185
The annual amount to pay invalids is 23,824
  $58,000

The nominal value of stocks of every description belonging to the fund is $1,143,638 84; of which $641,600 is, by direction of Congress, vested in the stock of the United States Bank; and until the law which directs such investment shall be repealed or altered, this department will have no authority to withdraw the money, or make any different investment of it. If permitted to continue in United States Bank stock, it is very probable that many months will elapse before any income can be derived from this part of the capital, and, in the mean time, the pension fund may sustain a loss, by the necessity of selling other stocks to meet the necessary disbursements.

Of widows on the pension list, eighty-nine have been paid from the day of their husbands' deaths, respectively; and sixty-nine have been paid only from the 30th day of June, 1834, as required by the act of Congress of that date.

Under the privateer pension fund, the number of pensioners is 35.

The annual amount to be paid them is $2,766.

The amount of stock (Maryland five per cent.) belonging to the fund, is $4,667 05.

From this statement it is evident that legislative provision must be

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made for the payment of these pensioners when the fund shall be exhausted, which will probably occur before the 1st of January, 1838.

I would, therefore, respectfully suggest the propriety of making a permanent provision for the payment of those pensions, which by law are granted "during disability, or during life."

Of the navy hospital fund, the balance on the 1st of October, 1835, was 852,87879
Payments to the fund from the 1st of October, 1835, to the 1st of October, 1836 25,34073
  $78,21952
Disbursements during the same period 2,59216
Balance on the 1st of October, 1836 $75,7l736

The necessary disbursements of the fund, it will be seen, bear but a small proportion to the amount of its receipts; and I therefore repeat a recommendation heretofore offered, that provision be made by law for investing this surplus in some safe stock, for the benefit of the fund. The documents hereunto annexed, marked and numbered O No. 1 to O No. 5. P No. 1 to P No. 4, and Q, furnish all the information respecting those funds required by the 3d section of the act of Congress of the 10th of June, 1832.

I must beg leave to repeat, what I have heretofore stated, that, under the act of June 30, 1834, the widows of officers, seamen, and marines who have died in the naval service since the 1st of January, 1824; or who may die in the said service by reason of disease contracted, or by casualties, by drowning or otherwise; or of injuries received while in the line of duty, are entitled to pensions equal to half the amount of the pay to which their husbands, respectively, were entitled at the time of their deaths.

The act of the 3d of March, 1835, "to regulate the pay of the navy of the United States," and which increased the pay of many of the officers, is silent as to pensions. A difficulty arises in ascertaining the proper amount of pension to be allowed to the widows of naval officers whose pay has been increased by this act.

The pay of a captain in command of a squadron on a foreign station was increased to four thousand dollars a year; when on other duty, to three thousand five hundred dollars; and when off duty, to two thousand five hundred dollars. A corresponding increase of pay is made to other officers.

In the case, for instance, of a captain dying when in command of a foreign station, a question arises whether his widow shall receive a pension to the amount of six hundred dollars a year, to which she would be entitled if the act increasing the pay had not passed; or whether she shall receive the half of the amount to which her husband was entitled as commander on a foreign station, as a captain on other duty, or as a captain off duty. Like difficulties occur with respect to the widows of other officers.

The necessity of an explanatory act, to obviate these difficulties, was respectfully suggested. The subject received the attention of both Houses of Congress, but no final action was had upon it. The question remaining unsettled, creates much embarrassment in this department.

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That the widow of a captain who for years has commanded on foreign stations, but has returned to his country, and is not on duty at the time of his death, shall receive but little more than half the pension she would be entitled to had her husband died a few weeks or days sooner, is evidently unjust. Nor is it just that the widows of captains who died of wounds received in battle or otherwise in the late war, should receive pensions of but a little more than half what might be awarded to the widows of captains dying since the 3d of March, 1835.

The rank of the officer, it is respectfully suggested, should regulate the amount of pension to the widow, rather than the accidental circumstance of service at the time of his death.

In my last annual report, I stated that previously to the passing of the act of the 30th June, 1834, for the better organization of the United States marine corps, double rations had been allowed to the commandant of the corps, and to the officers of the same, commanding at the navy yards at Portsmouth, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Norfolk, and Pensacola; and to the senior marine officers in the squadrons in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, the Brazilian coast, and the Pacific ocean, all receiving the sanction of Congress by their appropriations. By this act, the officers of the marine corps are to receive the same pay, emoluments, and allowances as are given to officers of similar grades in the infantry of the army.

The act of the 16th of March, 1802, fixing the military peace establishment of the United States, authorizes allowances to the commanding officers of each separate post, of such additional number of rations as the President of the United States shall from time to time direct.

These provisions of this last act were continued by an act of the 3d of March, 1815, fixing the military peace establishment.

The paymaster of the marine corps made payments for double rations to officers heretofore receiving the same, from the 1st of July to the 30th of September, 1834; but the accounting officers of the Treasury did not think proper to allow the same, inasmuch as the commands of these officers had never been designated as separate stations, agreeably to the rule prescribed for the army.

This is a case of difficulty, which, it is respectfully suggested, requires legislative interposition. This subject received the favorable consideration, but not final action, of Congress at their last session. It is confidently hoped that the claims of this corps will receive the early attention which their necessities require, and to which they arc entitled by their merits—merits which are much strengthened by their patriotic conduct, in volunteering their services in a campaign against the Creek Indians, in which they have distinguished themselves by their zeal and perseverance in the duties assigned to them. As, however, they have been attached to the army, while on this campaign, their merits will more appropriately receive the notice of the War, than of the Navy Department.

In obedience to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d of March last, requiring a course of experiments to be instituted, for the purpose of ascertaining the efficiency, and testing the safety, of the medium or light guns of the navy, and of comparing their effects with the guns for which they were proposed to be substituted, a board of commissioners has been appointed, consisting of Commodore Charles Morris, Commo-

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dore Daniel T. Patterson, Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones, Captain William B. Shubrick, and Captain Lawrence Kearney, to make the course of experiments required. Several officers have been detailed to co-operate with them, and very extensive preparations have been made near Old Point Comfort, to have the experiments made in the most complete and satisfactory manner. As soon as the proper experiments can be made, the results will be reported to the House of Representatives.

By your directions, given under a resolution of the Senate of the United States of the 24th of May last, that the Executive be requested to cause to be made the necessary examinations and surveys of the several harbors south of the mouth of the Chesapeake bay, and a report of the comparative facilities and advantages of the same for the establishment of a navy yard, a board has been constituted, consisting of Commodore M. T. Woolsey, Captain Alex. Claxton, and Master Commandant E. R. Shubrick, who were sent out in the brig Porpoise, under the command of Lieutenant William Ramsay, to make the required examinations and surveys. After having made those examinations and surveys, the commissioners have returned to New York. Their report will, soon as received, be communicated, as required by the resolution.

By your directions, also, a board has been constituted, consisting of Commodore Charles Stewart, Commodore Alex. J. Dallas, and Captain W. C. Bolton, aided by a competent engineer, to examine the navy yard at Pensacola, and to prepare plans for the improvement of the same. These commissioners have completed their examinations and plans, the result of which will be submitted to you in a separate report for your consideration and approval.

Under the act of the 30th June, 1834, authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to make experiments for the safety of the steam engine, and appropriating five thousand dollars for that purpose, the memorial of John C. F. Salomon, presenting a plan of a steam-boiler, composed of inverted arches, which he has invented, and which he considers as superior to the common cylindrical boiler, was referred to me by the House of Representatives.

On the assurance of Mr. Salomon that the sum of four hundred dollars would he amply sufficient for making all the experiments necessary for testing the value of his alleged improvement I directed that sum to be expended in making and preparing two boilers, under his immediate superintendence: one a common cylindrical boiler, the other upon his plan of inverted arches. Experiments were made upon these boilers in February last, near the eastern front of the Capitol, in the presence of a large number of the members of Congress and others, but without any satisfactory result.

Mr. Salomon requested me to make further experiments upon these boilers, which I declined, but permitted him to have the use of the boilers for making such experiments as he might think proper; so that, if there is any value in his alleged improvement, he has the means of showing it at the public expense.

The sum of $519 75 was heretofore expended under this act in testing Mr. Phillips's supposed improvement in steam-boilers, as stated in my last report; which, added to the sum expended on Mr. Salomon's sup-

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posed improvement, amounts to $919 75, leaving an unexpended balance of the appropriation of $4,080 25.

By the statement marked U, hereto annexed, it will appear that of the appropriations heretofore made for the suppression of the slave trade, there remains in the Treasury a balance of $11,413 58.

The necessary references to papers and documents connected with this report will be found in a schedule hereunto annexed.

All which is respectfully submitted.

MAHLON DICKERSON.

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SCHEDULE OF PAPERS

Accompanying the report of the Secretary of the Navy to the President of the United States, of 3d December, 1836.

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

B. Estimate for the office of the Commissioners of the Navy.

C. Estimate for the expenses of the Southwest Executive Building.

D. The general estimate for the navy.

Detailed estimate D-1, for vessels in commission.

D 2, for receiving vessels.

D 3, for recruiting suctions.

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

D 5, for officers waiting orders and on furlough.

D 6, for provisions.

D 7. for improvements and repairs of navy yards.

E. Special estimates for objects not embraced in the usual annual estimates for the current service of the navy.

F. Estimate for the marine corps.

G. List of vessels in commission of each squadron, their commanders, and stations.

H. List of vessels in ordinary.

I. List of vessels building.

K. Report of proceedings under law for the gradual increase of the navy.

L. Report of proceedings under law for the gradual improvement of the navy.

M. Report of measures taken to carry into effect the law of the last session, in relation to the surveying and exploring expedition.

N. Estimate of amount required for support of frigate Macedonian, storeship Relief, two barques, Pioneer and Consort, and schooner Pilot, employed on surveying and exploring expedition, for one year.

O. Navy pension fund—list of pensioners, &c. from No. 1 to No. 5.

P. Privateer pension fund—list of pensioners, &c. from No. 1 to No. 4.

Q. Navy hospital fund.

R. List of deaths in the navy.

S. List of dismissions in the navy.

T. List of resignations in the navy.

U. Proceedings under law for suppression of the slave-trade.

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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 1837.

Secretary of the Navy   $6,300
Six clerks, per act of 20th April, 1818 $8,200  
One clerk, per act of 26th May, 1824 1,000  
One clerk, per act of 2d March, 1827 1,000  
One clerk of navy and privateer pension funds and navy   10,200
hospital fund, per act of 10th July, 1832 1,600  
Messenger and assistant messenger 1,050  
Contingent expenses 3,000  
    5,650
    $21,850

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B.

ESTIMATE of the sums required for the support of the Navy Commissioner's Office, for the year 1837.

For the salaries of the Commissioners of the Navy Board $10,500
For the salary of their secretary 2,000
For the salaries of their clerks, draftsman, and messengers, per  
acts of 20th April, 1818, 20th May, 1824, and-2d March, 1827, 8,450
For contingent expenses- 1,800
  $22,750

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C.

ESTIMATE of the sums required for the expenses of the Southwest Executive Building, for the year 1837.

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

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D.

There will be required for the navy during the year 1837, for general service, in addition to the balances that may remain on hand on the 1st day of January, 1837, the sum of five million one hundred and sixty, seven thousand two hundred and ninety dollars; and for the surveying and exploring expedition, the sum of three hundred and forty-six thousand four hundred and thirty-one dollars, exclusive of the marines attached to that expedition.

  ESTIMATED FOR 1837. Appropriated for 1836.
General service. Surveying and exploring expedition.
1st. For the pay of commission, warrant, and petty officers, and of seamen $2,224,037 50 $210,8418 50 $2,318,017 16
2d. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the civil establishment at the several yards 69,470 00   68,340 00
3d. For provisions 704,282 50 58,582 50 782,263 75
4th. For the repairs of vessels in ordinary, and the repairs and wear and tear of vessels in commission 1,200,000 00 50,000 00 1,065,000 00
5th. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other expenses on account of the sick 35,000 00 4,000 00 40,000 00
6th. For the improvement and necessary repairs of navy yards, viz:      
Portsmouth 47,700 00   68,071 50
Charlestown 124,000 00   172,724 50
Brooklyn 62,500 00   70,593 51
Philadelphia 33,350 00   4,700 00
Washington 52,850 00   22,550 08
Gosport 140,500 00   111,758 94
Near Pensacola 78,000 00   208,000 00
7th. For ordnance and ordnance stores 65,000 00 7,000 00 15,000 00
8th. For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz:      
For 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; house rent for pursers when attached to yards and stations where no house is provided: for funeral expenses; for commissions, clerk hire, office rent, stationery and fuel to navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for apprehending deserters; for compensation to judge advocates; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, or other services as authorized by law, for printing and stationery of every description, and for working the lithographic press; and for books, maps, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire engines and machinery, and for the repairs of steam engines; for the purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, tim-      

 

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ESTIMATE D—Continued.

  ESTIMATED FOR 1837. Appropriated for 1836.
General service. Surveying and exploring expedition.
ber wheels and workmen's tools of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage and towing ships of war; for furniture of vessels in commission, and fixtures in houses for officers, as allowed by law; 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 repairs of magazines or powder houses; for preparing moulds for. ships to be built; and for no other object or purpose whatever $321,600 00 $16,000 00 $321,000 00
9th. For contingent expenses for objects not herein before enumerated 3,000 00   3,000 00
Totals 5,167,290 00 346,431 00 5,271,709 44

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 22, 1836.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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D 1.

ESTIMATE of the amount of pay that will be required for the year 1837, for general service, for the following vessels in commission, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year, viz: two ships of the line, one razée, five frigates, fourteen sloops of war; six schooners, and one steamer.

Commanders of five squadrons $20,000 00
Two ships of the line 304,910 50
One razée 114,619 25
Five frigates, 1st class 444,526 25
Fourteen sloops of war, 1st class 616,5,325 50
Six schooners 108,619 50
One steamer 26,091 25
  $1,035,092 25

Note.—The force in commission for general service, estimated for 1837, is the same as that for 1836, excepting the substitution of a razée for a first class, and the omission of a second class frigate.

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There will also be required for the pay of commission, warrant, and petty officers, and seamen, and exclusive of marines, and for the scientific corps attached to the surveying and exploring expedition, consisting of the following vessels, viz: frigate Macedonian, store-ship Relief, barques Pioneer and Consort, and schooner Pilot,

The sum of $210,848 50

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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D 2.

ESTIMATE of the number and pap of officers, &c. required for five receiving vessels for the year 1837, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

  Boston New York Philadelphia Baltimore Norfolk Total Amount.
Captain 1 1 0 0 1 3 $10,500 00
Commander 0 0 1 0 0 1 2,100 00
Lieutenants 2 2 2 2 2 10 15,000 00
Masters 1 1 1 0 1 4 4,000 00
Pursers 1 1 0 0 1 3 1,987 50
Passed midshipmen 6 6 0 0 6 18 13,500 00
Midshipmen 12 12 3 3 12 42 14,700 00
Boatswain 1 1 0 0 1 3 2,250 00
Gunner 1 1 0 0 1 3 2,250 00
Carpenter 1 1 0 0 1 3 2,250 00
Sailmaker 1 1 0 0 1 3 2,250 00
Boatswain's mates 4 4 1 1 4 14 3,192 00
Gunner's do. 1 1 0 0 1 3 684 00
Carpenter's do. 1 1 1 0 1 4 912 00
Master-at-arms 1 1 0 0 1 3 648 00
Ship's corporals 1 1 0 0 1 3 648 00
Ship's steward 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officer's do. 2 2 1 1 2 8 1,728 00
Ships' cooks 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officers' do. 2 2 1 0 2 7 1,512 00
Seamen 100 100 2 2 100 304 43,776 00
Ordinary seamen 150 150 4 2 150 456 54,720 00
Boys 50 50 3 2 50 155 13,020 00
  341 341 22 15 341 1060 $193,787 50

JOHN RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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D3.

ESTIMATE of the pay of the officers attached to five recruiting stations for the year 1837, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

  Boston New York Philadelphia Baltimore Norfolk Total Aggregate amount.
Commanders 1 1 1 1 1 5 $10,500 00
Lieutenants 2 2 2 2 2 10 15.000 00
Midshipmen 2 2 2 2 2 10 3,500 00
Surgeons 1 1 1 1 1 5 8,750 00
  6 6 6 6 6 30 $37,750 00

JOHN RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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D4.

ESTIMATE of the pay of the officers and others, at navy yards and stations, for 1837.

YARDS AND STATIONS.

No. PORTSMOUTH, N. H. Pay. Aggregate
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Master 1,000  
3 Midshipmen, at $350 1,050  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sail maker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 941 75  
1 Steward 216  
      $14,107 75
  Ordinary.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
6 Seamen, at $144 864  
12 Ordinary seamen, at $120 1,440  
      4,032
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,400  
1 Master builder and inspector of timber 1,200  
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  
      5,600
  Total   $23,739 75

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D4—Continued.

No. BOSTON. Pay. Aggregate.
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.    
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 caulkers, at $228 ea. 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
       
  Hospital.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each {When the number} 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each {of sick shall re-} 192  
1 Cook {quire them} 144 3,636
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Master builder 2,300  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 900  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  

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D4—Continued.

No. BOSTON. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant $750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper - 750  
1 Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper 450  
1 Clerk to the master builder 650  
1 Keeper of magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      $10,080
  Total   $53,537. 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeons of the yard are to be required to attend to the duties of the yard, to those of the receiving ship, and to the marines; one to be always on board the receiving ship.

No. NEW YORK. Pay. Aggregate.
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  
  Ordinary.   $23,017 75
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 caulkers, at $228 ea. 912  
2 Boatswain's mates, at $228 each 456  

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D4—Continued.

No. NEW YORK. Pay. Aggregate.
14 Seamen, at $144 each $2,016  
36 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 4,320 $16,804
  Hospital.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each {When the number} 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each {of the sick shall} 192  
1 Cook {require them} 144 3,636
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Master builder 2,300  
1 Measurer and inspector of timber 900  
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 master builder 650  
1 Keeper of magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      10,080
  Total   $53,537 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeons of the yard are to be required to attend to the duties of the yard, receiving ship, and marines; one to be always on board the receiving ship.

No. PHILADELPHIA. Pay. Aggregate.
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  

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D4—Continued.

No. PHILADELPHIA. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Gunner. $500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
      $14,907 75
  Ordinary.    
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
  Naval Asylum and Hospital.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each {When the number} 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each {of the sick shall} 192  
1 Cook {require them.} 144  
      5,136
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,250  
1 Master builder 2,000  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 900  
1 Clerk to yard 900  
1 Clerk to commandant 900  
1 Clerk to storekeeper 500  
1 Clerk to master builder 400  
1 Porter 300  
      7,150
  Total   $30,937 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard, both to attend to the yard, receiving vessel, and marines.

No. WASHINGTON. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
2 Masters, 1 in charge of ordnance. $1,000 ea. 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1.800  

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D4—Continued.

No. WASHINGTON. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Assistant surgeon $950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner as laboratory officer 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
I 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.    
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
1 Carpenter's do 228  
6 Seamen, at $144 each 864  
14 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,680  
      3,000
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Assistant master builder 1,250  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 900  
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 to the assistant master builder 450  
1 Master caboose maker and plumber 1,250  
1 Chain cable and anchor maker 1,250  
1 Keeper of magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      10,880
  Total   $30,363 75
No. NORFOLK. Pay. Aggregate.
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  

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D4—Continued.

No. NORFOLK. Pay. Aggregate.
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.    
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 caulkers) $228 each 912  
2 Boatswain's mates 456  
14 Seamen, at $144 each 2,016  
36 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 4,320  
      16,804
  Hospital.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1.750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each {When the number} 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each {of sick shall re-} 192  
1 Cook {quire them.} 144  
      5,136
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Master builder 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 the master builder 650  
1 Keeper of magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      10,230
  Total   $55,187 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeons of the yard ore to be required to attend to the duties of the yard, to those of the receiving ship, and marines; one to be always on board the receiving ship.

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D4—Continued.

No. PENSACOLA. Pay. Aggregate
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3,000  
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.    
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  
      3,590
  Hospital.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 300  
2 Nurses, at $120 each {When the number} 240  
1 Washers, at $96 each {of sick shall re-} 192  
1 Cook {quire them.} 144  
      3,636
  Civil.    
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

 

Total   $30,939 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard to attend to the duties of the yard, the marines, and ordinary receiving ship, should one be allowed.

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D4—Continued.

No. STATIONS. Pay. Aggregate.
  BALTIMORE.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 862 50  
      $7,362 50
  CHARLESTON.    
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.    
1 Master 1,000  
      1,000
  ON DUTY AT WASHINGTON, OR ON GENERAL DUTY.    
  Ordnance.    
1 Captain 3,500  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
      5,000
  CHART AND INSTRUMENT DEPOT.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Passed midshipman 750  
      2,250
1 Chief naval constructor 3,000  
1 Civil engineer 4,000  
      7,000
  foreign stations.    
1 Storekeeper at Mahon 1,200  
1 Storekeeper at Rio de Janeiro 1,500  
      2,700

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D4—Continued.

RECAPITULATION.

  Naval. 1st item. Ordinary. 1st item. Hospital. 1st item. Civil. 2d item. Aggregate.
Portsmouth $14,107 73 $1,030   $5,600 $23,739 75
Boston 23,047 75 16,804 $3,636 10,080 53,537 75
New York 23,047 75 10,804 3,636 10,080 53,537 75
Philadelphia 14,937 75 3,741 5,136 7,150 30,937 75
Washington 16,483 75 3,000   10,880 30,363 75
Norfolk 23,017 75 16,804 5,130 10,230 55,187 75
Pensacola 17,957 75 3,596 3,636 5,750 30,039 75
Baltimore 7,362 50       7,300 50
Charleston 7,689 75       7,689 75
Sackett's Harbor 1,000 00       1,000 00
Ordance 5,000 00       5,000 00
Chart and instrument depot 2,250 00       2,250 00
Naval constructor       3,000 3,000 00
Civil engineer       4,000 4,000 00
Storekeepers on foreign stations       2,700 2,700 00
For 1837 Totals $155,812 50 $61,784 $21,180 $69,470 $311,246 50
For 1836 Totals- 155,812 50 64,784 18,180 67,440 300,216 50
Increase for 1837     3,000 2,030 5,030 00

This increase of $3,000 at hospitals is caused by adding one lieutenant at Philadelphia, and one at Norfolk.

The increase of $2,030 in the civil branch of the yards is caused by adding $250 to the salaries of the assistant master builder, and the master chain cable and anchor maker, respectively: $50 to the pay of the caboose maker, and $30 to the assistant master builder's clerk at Washington: and by allowing a second clerk to the commandant at $750, and a second clerk to the storekeeper at $450, and increasing the pay of the storekeepers first clerk $250, at Pensacola: making $5,030, the whole amount increased.

This increase of numbers and compensation for 1837 has been proposed upon the representation of the commandants of the respective yards, in consequence of increased duties; the increased prices of labor, generally; and the increased expense of living, which, in the opinion of the board, rendered it but justice to the individuals concerned.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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D5

ESTIMATE of the pay required for the commission and warrant officers waiting orders, and on furlough, for 1837; being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

  On leave and
waiting orders.
On furlough. Aggregate
amount.
15 Captains $12,500    
9 Commanders 16,200    
1 do   $900  
38 Lieutenants 45,600    
4 do   2,400  
2 Surgeons 3,200    
1 Purser   331 25  
17 Passed Midshipmen 19,200    
1 do   300  
23 Midshipmen 6,900    
On leave, 94,000   $94,600
On furlough,   3,931 25 3,931 25
Difference of pay for fifty-seven midshipmen,
who may be arranged as passed midshipmen after examination,
17,100
  $115,631 25

This estimate is reduced in amount below the estimate for 1836, because a greater number of officers are required for the force in commission for 1837, including the exploring expedition, thereby lessening the number waiting orders.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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D6.

ESTIMATE of the amount required for provisions for the year 1837, for general service, explanatory of the third item in the general estimate for that year.

7,443 persons in vessels in commission, exclusive of the marines embarked, and of the surveying and exploring expedition;

662 marines embarked in vessels in commission;

1,257 enlisted persons, attached to receiving vessels and shore stations;

Making 9,362 persons in total —at one ration per day, will make 3,417,130 rations; which, at twenty-five cent's each ration, is equal to $854,282 50

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From this amount there may be deducted (estimating the balance that may remain in the Treasury on January 1, 1837, which, it is presumed, will not be required) the sum of 150,000 00

Which will leave $704,282 50

Being the amount asked for in the third item of the general estimate for 1837.

EXPLORING EXPEDITION.

There will be required, under the head of provisions, for this special service; in addition to the sum estimated above for general service, for 642 persons, including fifty-two marines, at one ration per day, making 234,330 rations at twenty-five cents each ration, the sum of $58,582 50

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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D 7.

ESTIMATE of the proposed improvements and repairs to be made in navy yards during the year 1837, explanatory of the sixth item in the general estimate.

At Portsmouth, N. H.  
For completing ship house No. 4 $5,000
For timber dock No. 9 5,000
For mast and boat house No. 15 25,000
For filling low grounds about different buildings 6,500
For repairs of ship houses, bridges, and all other objects  
  $47,700
At Charlestown, Mass.  
For the tarring house and finishing the necessary machinery for spinning hemp and laving up rigging $45,000
For store-house No. 15 15,000
For building No. 55, for use of machinery 34,500
For extending quay wall 26,000
For building reservoir for fresh water 2,000
For repairs of all kinds 1,500
  $124,000
At Brooklyn, N. Y.  
For quay wall in timber dock $200
For steam dredging machine and scow 185

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For timber shed No. 6 $9,000
For walls upon the boundary of the yard 4,000
To complete the offices 2,500
For laying foundation for guns and shot, and removing them 4,500
To complete reservoirs and wells for fresh water 1.000
For repairs of all kinds 3,000
  $62,500
At Philadelphia.  
For preparing launching ways of ship Pennsylvania $25,000
For masting sheers 3,000
For a mud machine 3,000
For curbing and paving footway from Swanson street to Delaware 550
For painting roofs of ship houses 450
For introducing hydrant water to steam-house 50
For finishing mould loft 800
For repairs of all kinds 500
  $33,350
At Washington.  
For completing foundation of building slip $6,000
For rebuilding a part of the wharf 6,000
For timber shed 12,500
For building for offices 12,509
For building shop for making water tanks 6,000
For machinery and improvements in anchor shop 3,000
For a small addition to commandant's house 550
For rebuilding wharf at the magazine 300
For repairs of all kinds 6,000
  852,850
At Gosport, Va.  
For building house for the commandant $20,000
To extend the building on No. 36, for use of machinery 45,000
For the walls and gates of timber dock - 38,000
For extending the quay walls and launching slip 31,000
For repairs of all kinds 10,500
  $144,500
At Pensacola  
For a store-house $88,000
For offices 15,000

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For stables and sheds for working cattle and carts $17,000
For graduating the yard and preparing the road-ways 5,000
For building brick kitchen and filling up cellars 9,000
For repairs of all kinds 5,000
  $78,000

 

RECAPITULATION.
Portsmouth, N. H. $47,700
Charlestown, Mass. 124,000
Brooklyn, N. Y. 62,500
Philadelphia 33,350
Washington 52,850
Gosport, Va. 144,500
Pensacola 78,000
  $542,900

In preparing the estimates for the improvements and repairs to be made in the different navy yards for 1837, those objects have been selected which were considered most desirable, or which could be most advantageously commenced during that year.

The expenditure of the appropriations which were made for the navy yard near Pensacola, at the last session of Congress, was suspended until a plan should be prepared for its future improvement, and approved by the President of the United States, conformably to the law of 3d March 1827. This amount, and those now embraced in the estimates for 1837, will probably be as great as can be judiciously expended during the year, should the proposed plans be approved.

The very high prices for labor and materials which have prevailed throughout the country, have increased the cost of several objects beyond the amounts which were estimated, and have rendered it necessary to estimate now for additional sums to complete them.

JOHN RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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E.

Special estimates for objects not embraced in the usual annual estimates for the current service of the navy.

1. Ship Pennsylvania.

For completing and equipping the ship of the line Pennsylvania $400,000

2. For two sloops of war.

For building and equipping two sloops of war, from frames already provided under former appropriations $280,000

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3. Hospitals.

1st. For erecting and furnishing a new hospital building, and for a dwelling for an assistant surgeon; for the repairs of the present buildings; and for all expenses upon their dependences, near Pensacola $47,500
2d. For erecting a sea-wall to protect the shore; for enclosing the hospital grounds; for completing the basement of south wing; for repairing damages sustained from a recent gale"; and for all other expenses upon the dependencies of the hospital near Norfolk 18,000
3d. For graduating and enclosing the grounds about the naval asylum near Philadelphia, and for all other expenses upon the building and its dependencies 9,960
4th. Towards an extension of the hospital building near Brooklyn, New York; for enclosing the grounds, and for all other expenses upon its dependencies - - 66,000
5th. For the completion of the present hospital building near Boston, and for all expenses upon its dependencies 1,350
  Total for hospitals $142,810

4. Magazines.

1st. For the repair of the enclosure, and for the sea-wall of the magazine upon Ellis's island, in the harbor of New York $1,250
2d. For the completion of the enclosure of the magazine near Boston, the wharf, and other dependencies 2,750
  Total for magazines $4,000

The Board of Navy Commissioners respectfully state, that the ship of the line Pennsylvania was commenced, and her expenses have hitherto been paid, under the law and appropriations for the gradual increase of the navy. This appropriation has been so nearly expended, that the sum now estimated, according to the reports from the commandant of the yard, will be required in addition to the amount on hand to complete and equip her for service.

The estimate for building two sloops of war, is presented in obedience to your instructions.

Upon the third head, which relates to the hospitals, the board have testate, that from the amount of force employed in the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, and which rendezvous at Pensacola, the board concur in opinion with the commandant and medical officer at Pensacola, that an addition to the present accommodations for the sick is desirable, and have therefore presented an estimate for that purpose.

The amounts estimated for the hospital and its dependencies near Norfolk, have been rendered necessary, in part, by considerable injuries sustained in late violent gales; and the other purposes are considered desirable for the proper preservation of the property.

As respects the naval asylum near Philadelphia, the opening of avenues,

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and other improvements around the ground, have rendered additional enclosures necessary; and the state of the grounds westward of the building will be much improved by an early attention to their graduation. The enclosure of a burying ground is also deemed necessary.

The present building at New York forms a part only of the building as originally proposed by the commandant of the yard. It will not conveniently accommodate more than sixty patients, though ninety might be placed in it in case of necessity. It has been thought advisable to propose its extension now, that it may be ready for use should any cause increase the number of sick in the naval service at that port. To complete the building as originally proposed, and to furnish it, will require a further sum of about $50,000.

The small sum proposed for the hospital near Boston has been rendered necessary in consequence of the increased cost of labor and materials beyond what was anticipated.

As respects the magazines at New York and Boston, the additional sums now proposed have been rendered also necessary by the unexpected increase in the cost of labor and materials.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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F.

Estimate for the support of the marine corps, for the year 1837.

Head-Quarters marine Corps,

Quartermaster's Office, October 1, 1836.

Sir:

Herewith I have the honor to submit a quadruple estimate of appropriation required for the support of the marine corps during the year 1837.

With the exception of a small diminution in the estimate for the pay department and the subsistence of the marines serving on shore, caused by the preceding year having been bissextile or leap year, the estimates for the pay department, and for subsistence, clothing, fuel, medicines, military stores, and transportation, will be found to correspond with those of that year.

An appropriation of $50,000 is asked for the purchase of a site and the erection of new barracks at or near Brooklyn, New York. Two appropriations have already been made by Congress for these objects; but in consequence of its being doubtful whether the navy yard would be retained at Brooklyn, it was deemed inexpedient to erect the barracks. The present barracks were condemned in 1826, and are now in so dilapidated a state as to be utterly unfit to afford shelter for the marines stationed there, and so soon as the troops return from the Creek campaign, private quarters will have to be hired for their accommodation.

I am, sir. respectfully, &c.

E. J. WEED, Q. M. M. C.

Lieut. Col. R. D. Wainwright,

           Commanding Marine Corps, Head-quarters.

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Headquarters Marine Corps,

October 6, 1836.

Gentlemen:

I have the honor to enclose herewith estimates for the marine corps for the year 1836, with an explanatory letter from the quartermaster.

An increase of the corps, the necessity of which, to answer the exigencies of the service, as submitted for your consideration, will of course render a further estimate necessary.

Fifty thousand dollars now estimated for barracks was asked for, the last session of Congress, but not granted, as no permanent location for a dock in New York had been determined on. Under the expectation that the objection will be removed, the estimate is renewed.

A late inspection of the barracks at that yard has convinced me that it will be necessary to procure temporary quarters previous to the return of the troops from Florida.

The appropriation made the last session of Congress for sites and barracks at Pensacola, Gosport, and Charlestown, has not been drawn from the Treasury. The want of barracks at Pensacola, the dilapidated state of those at Gosport and Charlestown, and their interfering so materially with the projectile plan of building at the yards, will, I trust, show the necessity of a speedy action under the law of appropriation.

With great respect, &c.

R. D. WAINWRIGHT,

Lt. Col commanding M. C.

To the Commissioners of the Navy.

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GENERAL ESTIMATE of the expenses of the marine corps for the year 1837.

There will be required for the support of the murine corps during the year 1S37, in addition to the balances which may remain on hand the 1st of January, 1837, the sum of three hundred and thirty-nine thousand eight hundred and nine dollars and sixty-two cents.

 

PAYMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.
1ST For the pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, and subsistence of the officers of the marine corps   $163,019 00
QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT
2d For the provisions for the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates serving on shore, servants and washerwomen $33,428 80  
3d For clothing 38,655 00  
4th For fuel 14,589 00  
5th. For the purchase of a site and the erection of barracks at or near Brooklyn. L. I., New York 50,000 00  
6th For keeping the present barracks in repair until new ones can be erected, and for the repairs of barracks at headquarters and Portsmouth, New Hampshire 10,000 00  
7th For the transportation of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, and expenses of recruiting 6,000 00  
8th For medicines, hospital stores, surgical instruments, and pay of matron and acting hospital stewards 4,139 29  
9th. For contingencies, namely: freight, ferriage, toll, wharfage, and cartage; per diem allowance for attending courts of inquiry; compensation to judge advocates; house rent, where there are no public quarters assigned; incidental labor in the quartermasters department; expenses of burying deceased persons belonging to the marine corps; printing, stationery, forage, postage on public letters; expenses in pursuing deserters; candles and oil for the different stations; straw for the men; barrack furniture; bedsacks, spades, axes, shovels, picks, and carpenters' tools 17,977 93  
10th For military stores; pay of armorers keeping arms in repair; drums, fifes, flags, accoutrements, and ordnance stores 2,000 00  
      176,790 02
      $339,809 62

Head-quarters Marine Corps,

Quartermaster's Office, September 1, 1836.

E. J. WEED, Q. M. M. C.

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F1.—Pay Department.

DETAILED ESTIMATE of the pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the marine corps of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.

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 $6 per month. Total. Number of rations per day, at 20 cts. per ration. Extra rations p. d. while commanding, at 20 cts. per ration. Total.
Dolls. Cts. Dolls. Dolls. Cts.
Colonel commandant 1 $75 00     2 1,044 00 6 6 876 1,920 00
Lieutenant colonel 1 60 00     2 864 00 5 5 730 1,594 00
Majors 4 50 00     2 2,976 00 4 4 2,336 5,312 00
Adjutant and inspector 1 50 00     2 744 00 4   292 1,036 00
Quartermaster 1 60 00   2   912 00 4   292 1,204 00
Paymaster 1 50 00     2 744 00 4   292 1,036 00
Assistant quartermaster 1 40 00 $20   1 792 00 4   292 1,084 00
Captains commanding posts and at sea 5 50 00     1 3,360 00 4 4 2,920 6,280 00
Captains commanding companies 4 50 00     1 2,688 00 4   1,168 3,856 00
First lieutenants commanding companies and guards at sea 4 40 00     1 2,208 00 4   1,168 3,376 00
First lieutenants 16 30 00     1 6,912 00 4   4,672 11,584 00
Second lieutenants 20 25 00     1 7,440 00 4   5,840 13,280 00
Hospital steward 1 18 00       216 00 1   73 289 00
Sergeant major 1 17 00       204 00       204 00
Quartermaster sergeant 1 17 00 20     444 00       444 00
Drum and fife majors 2 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 quartermaster 3 16 00 20     1,296 00       1,296 00
Sergeants 50 13 00       7,800 00       7,800 00
Corporals [8]0 9 00       8,640 00       8,640 00
Drummers and fifers 60 8 00       5,700 00       5,760 00
Private 932 7 00       78,288 00       78,288 00
Clerk in paymaster 1 8 80 20     345 60 1   73 418 60

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Amount required for two months' pay as bounty for re-enlistment under act of 2d March, 1833

 125                                             

1,750 00

                            

1,750 00

Amount required for payment of musicians and privates' retained pay, under act of 2d March, 1833

         

1,000 00

     

1,000 00

           

141,995 60

   

21,024

163,019 60

Head-quarters Marine Corps,
Paymasters Office, September 20, 1836.

JOS. INGLE,
For CHARLES R. BROOM,
Br. Lieut. Col. and Paymaster U. S. Marine Corps.

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F2.—Provisions.

For whom required. Enlisted men. Washerwomen. Matron. Servants. Clerks. Total. Rations per day,
at 12 cents per ration.
Rations per day,
 at 20 cents per ration.
Aggregate
amount.
For previsions for non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, and washerwomen serving on shore 581 39 1     621 1   $27,199 80
For provisions for clerks and officers' servants       68   72   1 5,329 00
Amount required for two months' rations for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 3d March, 1833 125           1   900 00
                  $33,428 80

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F3.—Clothing.

For whom required. Enlisted men. Servants. Total. Aggregate amount.
For clothing for the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, at $30 each per annum 1,156   1,156 $34,680 00
For clothing for officers' servants, at $30 each per annum   69 69 2,070 00
Amount required for two months' clothing for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 2d March, 1833, at $5 each 125   125 625 00
Clothing for paymaster's clerk, at $30 per annum 1   1 30 00
Amount required for the purchase of 200 watch coats, at $6 25 each       1,250 00
        $38,655 00

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F4.—Fuel.

For what purpose required.

Number

Fuel for each

Total fuel.

Aggregate amount.

Cords.

Feet.

Inches.

Cords.

Feet.

Inches.

Colonel commandant

1

36

4

 

30

4

   

Lieutenant colonel south of latitude 39

1

26

   

26

     

Majors south of latitude 39

1

26

   

26

     

Majors north 39th degree north latitude.

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

     

First lieutenants north of latitude 43

1

19

1

4

19

1

4

 

First lieutenants north of latitude 39

6

18

4

 

111

     

First lieutenants south of latitude 39

7

16

4

 

115

4

   

Second lieutenants north of latitude 43

1

19

1

4

19

2

4

 

Second lieutenants north of latitude 39

6

18

4

 

111

     

Second lieutenants south of latitude 39

7

16

4

 

115

4

   

Non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants and washerwomen north of latitude 40

264

1

5

 

429

     

Non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants and washerwomen south of latitude 40

114

1

4

 

621

     

Clerk to the paymaster

1

2

2

8

2

2

8

 

Matron to hospital

1

1

4

 

1

4

   

Commanding officers office at Portsmouth, N. H.

1

8

5

4

8

5

4

 

Guard room at do.

1

25

   

25

     

Hospital at do.

1

19

1

4

19

1

4

 

Mess room at do.

1

4

1

4

4

1

4

 

Offices of the commanding officer and assistant quartermaster at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

4

8

   

32

     

Guard rooms at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

3

24

   

72

     

Hospitals at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

3

18

4

 

55

4

   

Mess rooms for officers at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

3

4

   

12

     

Offices of the commandant and staff, and commanding officer at head-quarters, Norfolk and Pensacola

7

7

   

49

     

Guard rooms at head-quarters, navy yard, Washington, Norfolk and Pensacola

4

21

   

84

     

Hospital at head-quarters, two fires

1

33

   

33

     

Hospitals at Norfolk and Pensacola

2

16

4

 

33

     

Mess rooms for officers at head-quarters, Norfolk and Pensacola

3

3

4

 

10

4

   

Armory at, Washington City

1

30

   

30

     
         

2527

5

4

 

Which, at #6 per cord, is

             

$15,166

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Navy Commissioner's Office,
November 22, 1836.

The only item in the estimates for the marine corps, as presented by Lieutenant Colonel Wainwright, which appears to require any remark from the Navy Commissioners, is, that for the purchase of a site and the erection of barracks at or near Brooklyn, New York.

The Board of Navy Commissioners, in their letters to the Secretary of the Navy of the 2Sth of September, 1833, and 15th of January, 1834, expressed the opinion that the most advantageous distribution of the marine corps, as the navy yards are now occupied, would be to retain only the commandant and staff of the corps at Washington, and to place the remainder of the corps near the navy yards at Charlestown, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, New York, Gosport, Virginia, and Pensacola.

If the marines are to continue as a permanent part of the navy, the Board of Navy Commissioners remain of the opinion that such distribution is advisable, and that the earliest measures for providing the necessary barracks, near such of those yards as may be considered permanent, is required by considerations of eventual economy, and a proper regard to the comfort and health of the marines.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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G.

LIST of vessels in commission, of each squadron, their commanders, and stations.

Class. Names. Flag ships. Commanders of vessels. Commanders of squadrons. Stations.
Frigate Constitution Flag ship Commodore J. D. Elliott Commodore J. D. Elliott Mediterranean.
Do. Potomac   Captain J. J. Nicholson   Mediterranean.
Do. United States    Captain Jesse Wilkinson   Mediterranean.
Sloop John Adams   Master Comd't S. H. Stringham   Mediterranean.
Schooner Shark   Lieutenant William Boerum   Mediterranean.
Frigate Constellation Flag ship Commodore A. J. Dallas Commodore A. J. Dallas West Indies.
Sloop Vandalia   Master Comd't Thomas Crabb   West Indies.
Do. St. Louis   Master Comd't Thomas Paine   West Indies.
Do. Concord   Master Comd't M. P. Mix   West Indies.
Do. Boston   Master Comd't B. Dulany   West Indies.
Do. Natchez   Master Comd't Wm. Mervine   West Indies.
Do. Warren       West Indies.
Schooner Grampus   Lieutenant James M. McIntosh   West Indies.
Sloop Erie Flag ship Commodore James Renshaw Commodore James Renshaw Coast of Brazil.
Brig Dolphin   Lieutenant Wm. E. McKenney   Coast of Brazil.
Frigate Brandywine Flag ship Captain David Deacon Com. Alex. S. Wadsworth Pacific—probably on her return to the United States.
Ship of the line North Carolina Flag ship Captain John Gallagher Com. Henry E. Ballard Pacific.
Schooner Boxer   Lieutenant Hugh N. Page   Pacific.
Sloop Peacock Flag ship Commodore E. P. Kennedy Commodore E. P. Kennedy East Indies.
Schooner Enterprise   Lieutenant A. S. Campbell   East Indies.
Brig Porpoise   Lieutenant Wm. Ramsay   Atlantic Coast.

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H.

Statement showing the names, rate, distribution, and condition of the vessels in ordinary, October 1, 1836.

At Portsmouth, N. H.

Lexington, sloop of war—in readiness for service.

At Charlestown, Mass.

Independence, razée—repairs have just been completed, and is in readiness for service.

Columbus, ship of the line—under repairs.

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

Washington, ship of the line—requires extensive repairs. Franklin, ship of the line—requires large repairs. Ohio, ship of the line—is under repair.

Hudson, frigate—is considered unlit tor sea service, and is used as a receiving vessel.

Ontario, sloop of war—is under repairs, which are nearly completed.

At Philadelphia.

A store-ship, prepared for the exploring expedition—new, and equipments nearly completed.

Sea Gull, an old steam vessel—is decayed and unlit for sea service, and is used as a receiving vessel.

At Gosport, Va.

North Carolina, ship of the line—has been recently repaired, and is ready for service.

Delaware, ship of the line.....is now in dock, under repairs.

Columbia, frigate, new-has been recently equipped, and is ready for service.

Guerriere, frigate—is much decayed, and requires to be rebuilt or extensively repaired.

Java, frigate-condemned as unfit for sea service, and is used as a receiving vessel.

Fairfield, sloop of war—recently repaired, and is ready for service. Vincennes, sloop of war—requires large repairs. Falmouth, sloop of war-is ready for service.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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I.

STATEMENT of the vessels on, the stocks at the different navy yards,

October 1, 1836.

Portsmouth, N. H.

Under the law for the gradual increase of the navy, one ship of the line and one frigate.

Charlestown, Mass.

Under the law for the gradual increase of the navy, two ships of the line and one frigate.

Under the law for the exploring expedition, two barques of about 230 tons each.

Brooklyn, N. Y.

Under the law for the gradual increase of the navy, two frigates and one steam-vessel.

Under the law for the exploring expedition, one schooner of about 130 tons.

Philadelphia.

Under the law for the gradual increase of the navy, one ship of the line and one frigate.

Gosport, Va.

Under the law for the gradual increase of the navy, one ship of the line and one frigate.

Under special appropriation for the Macedonian, one frigate of the second class, nearly ready for launching.

RECAPITULATION—ON THE STOCKS.

STATION. Ships of the line Frigates Barques Steamers Schooners Total
At Portsmouth, N. H. 1 1       2
At Charlestown, Mass. 2 1 2     5
At Brooklyn, N. Y.   2   1 1 4
At Philadelphia, 1 1       2
At Gosport, - 1 2       3
  5 7 2 1 1 16

Note.—The Macedonian, two barques, and schooner for the exploring expedition, have been launched, since the 1st October.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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K.

Statement of the measures which have been taken to carry into effect the laws for the gradual increase of the navy, which were approved on the 29th April, 1816, and the 3d March, 1821.

The ships of the line, Columbus, North Carolina, and Delaware, have been in service for some years.

The ship of the line, Ohio, was launched in May, 1820, but her hull was not fully completed at that time; she is now repairing and fitting for service.

The frigates Brandywine, Potomac, and Columbia, have been launched. The two former have been in service for some years; the latter is now equipped, and ready for sea.

Five ships of the line and six frigates remain on the stocks, under houses; they are generally sound, and in good condition, with the exception of some defective places in the keels, keelsons, and dead woods: measures have been taken to replace these. Preparations are also making to complete the hull of the Pennsylvania ship of the line, and to launch her in the course of the next year. The other ships are so far advanced, that they could probably be completed as soon as crews could be collected for them.

The steam-vessel, which was commenced under this appropriation, has been delayed on account of the engines and machinery, which cannot be obtained until the next year.

The amounts under this appropriation will be insufficient to complete the Pennsylvania. An additional appropriation for this purpose, according to the statement from the commandant of the yard at Philadelphia, will be required, of four hundred thousand dollars.

Should it be deemed advisable to complete any of the other vessels under this appropriation, an additional amount will be required. The distribution of the ships on the stock's is shown in statement I.

JOHN RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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L.

Statement of the measures which have been taken to carry into effect the laws for the gradual improvement of the navy, which were approved 3d March, 1827, and 2d March, 1833.

Complete live oak frames have been delivered at the navy yard, Charlestown, Mass. for two ships of the line, two frigates, and one sloop of war; at the navy yard, Brooklyn, N. Y., for one frigate; at the navy yard, Philadelphia, for two frigates and one sloop; at the navy yard, Washington, for one frigate and one sloop; at the navy yard, Gosport, Virginia, two ships of the line, one frigate and one sloop of war.

Other contracts have been made for the live oak timber required for 5 ships of the line, 7 frigates, 6 sloops of war, 5 schooners, and 3 steamers. Of these, nearly the whole of the frames for a frigate and sloop of war have been delivered at Portsmouth, N. H., but only a small quantity at

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other places. The situation of Florida during the past year has given interruption to some of the contractors, and prevented the delivery of the quantities which might have been expected under more favorable circumstances.

Contracts have also been made for the white oak and yellow pine timber, which is estimated to be necessary for the complete frames which have been delivered; these are not wholly completed.

The following statement shows the expenditures for different purpose* under this appropriation, up to the 1st, October, 1836. so far as they have been returned to the board:

For the dry dock at Charlestown, Mass. $677,089 78
For the dry dock at Gosport, Virginia 974,356 69
For timber sheds and other buildings 143,508 84
For receiving and storing materials 150,384 06
For purchase of land, and preservation of live oak trees 68,903 00
For 429,415 cubic feet of live oak timber 532,173 50
For 304,194 cubic feet of White oak timber 106,189 09
For 442,390 superficial feet of white oak plank 19,317 14
For 7,978 white oak knees 44,201 53
For 210,110 cubic feet of yellow pine for plank 66,980 29
For 108,151 superficial feet of yellow pine plank 4,237 71
For 60,508 yellow pine for masts and spars 38,710 48
For 105,592 cubic feet of yellow pine for beams. &c. 32,286 90
For 2,773,417 pounds of iron 107,066 57
For 1,180,273 pounds of bolt copper and nails, and 31,399 sheets of copper 339,659 27
Total cost $3,305,064 85
Which deducted from the appropriation to the present time of 5,000,000 00
Leaves a balance of - $1,694,935 15
There was in the Treasury on 1st October $1,707,017 29  
There was in the hands of navy agents 27,890 56 1,734,907 85
Balance supposed to be the amount due for 10 per cent. retained 39,972 70
Amount as above, in Treasury and navy agent's hands 1,734,907 85
Estimated liabilities under existing contracts 1,125,103 00
Remains for other purposes $609,804 85

The objects of expenditure under the act of March, 1827, were limited to the two dry docks and the purchase of timber. By the act of March, 1833, the authority purchase was extended to other articles for building the vessels, under which iron and copper have been procured.

It has been decided, however, that this extension is insufficient to justify the purchase of articles intended for the armament or equipment of vessels. Several of these articles are nearly imperishable in their nature, will

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require much time to prepare, and which it is very important should be in readiness before the vessels are built. Amongst these are ordnance, shot and shells, water tanks, chain cables, anchors, powder cases, small arms and cutlasses. It is, therefore, respectfully suggested for your consideration, whether it may not be advisable to request from Congress such modification of the present, law as will permit the purchase of articles of a durable character, for the armament and equipment of vessels, as well as for building them.

JNO. RODGERS.
I. CHAUNCEY.
C. MORRIS.

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M.

Report of the measures which have been taken to carry into effect the law of the last session, in relation to the surveying and exploring expedition.

The frigate Macedonian having been designated by the department as one of the vessels to be employed, orders were given for her completion and equipment with reference to that service. By the reports from the commandant of the yard, it may be expected that she will be completely equipped by about the last of November. It is presumed that the special appropriation of $207,986 for rebuilding this ship will be sufficient to complete her, with the exception of provisions and sea stores.

The store-ship which was building at the navy yard, Philadelphia, having also been designated by the department for this service, was directed to be completed and equipped accordingly. She is launched, and is ready for her stores and crew whenever they shall be designated by the commander of the expedition. The expenses for this vessel, beyond the special appropriations for her, have been paid from the appropriation for this expedition.

Two barques of about 230 tons have been launched at the navy yard. Boston, and will probably be ready for their stores and crews by the 20th of November.

A schooner of about 130 tons has also been built at the navy yard, New York, and will probably be ready for her crew and stores about the 20th of November.

Detailed statements of the expenditure upon these objects have not yet been made to this office, but the amount remaining in the Treasury from the appropriation of $150,000 was, on the 1st of November, but $29,624, which will be insufficient to complete the remaining equipment of the several vessels, but which can probably be done from the $150,000 which the President is authorized to take from other means under the control of the Navy Department.

An estimate for the support of this expedition for the year 1837, is presented, with the estimates tor the general service, and in N.

JNO. RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY.
C. MORRIS.

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N.

ESTIMATE of the amount that will be required for the support of the frigate Macedonian, the store-ship Relief, the two barques Pioneer and Consort, and the schooner Pilot, employed on the surveying and exploring expedition, for one year.

For the pay of commission, warrant, petty officers, and seamen, and for the scientific corps $210,848 50
For provisions 58,582 50
For repairs, and wear and tear of the vessels on the expedition 50,000 00
For medical and hospital stores 4,000 00
For ordnance and ordnance stores 7,000 00
For contingencies 16,000 00
  $346,431 00

 

JOHN RODGERS,
I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS.

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O No. 1.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of Widow Pensioners, complete to September 30; 1836.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Act of Congress under which allowed. Monthly pension.
Sally Amies Seaman Ap'l 20, 1816 Mar. 4, 1814 $6
Adelaide H. Adams Master command't June 30, 1831 June 30, 1834 30
Pamela Andrews Gunner June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Margaret Arundel Sailingmaster Nov. 10, 1812 Jan. 30, 1813 20
Louisa Auchmuty Lieutenant Oct. 8, 1835 June 30, 1834 25
Juliana Birchmore Surgeon June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 32 50
Maria Babbit Surgeon June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Caroline M. Burry Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Sarah Bruin Sailingmaster June 1, 1818 Jan. 20, 1813 20
Sara Berry Boatswain Mar. 1, 1824 Jan. 20, 1813 10
Elizabeth H. Baldwin Captain's clerk Ap'l 12, 1810 Mar. 3, 1817 12 50
Nabby Burchsted Carpenter June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Mary Burns Seaman Mar. 4, 1835 June 30, 1834 6
Susan Bainbridge Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Eliza K. Boughan Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Harriet Barney Captain Dec. 1, 1818 Jan. 20, 1813 50
Emily Beale Purser Ap'l 4, 1835 June 30, 1834 20
Mary J. Babbit   Nov. 20, 1835 July 2, 1836 16 66 2/3
L[ivin]ia Blake Marine Aug. 14, 1836 June 30. 1834 3 50
Mary Cheever   Ap'l 12, 1814 Ap'l 12, 1814 8 33 1/4
Abigail Cowell Lieutenant Ap'l 18, 1814 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Harriet Carter Lieutenant Sept. 7, 1823 Mar. 3. 1817 20
Ann M. Clunett Sergt. marine corps June 1, 1826 Jan. 20, 1813 4 50
Elizabeth J. Caldwell Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Eliza M. Cloud Assistant surgeon June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 15
[ ]ia Cross Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Eliza Cassin Purser Aug. 19, 1821 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Frances F. Cook Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Leah Carter Musician m. corps Sept. 23, 1834 June 30, 1834 4
Maria J. Cuvillier Musician m. corps June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 4
Eliza M. Cocke Lieutenant Mar. 7, 1823 Jan. 30, 1813 20
Fanny Cassin Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Ann V. Cocke Lieutenant May 31, 1835 June 30, 1834 38 59
[ ] Dix Surgeon Ap'l 10, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 25
Eliza Doxey Sailingmaster June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
L[]natie Dill Boatswain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Laura P. Daggett Gunner Ap'l 9, 1836 June 30, 1834 10
Catherine Davidson Seaman June 27, 1836 June 30, 1834 6
Dorothy M. Evans Boatswain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Jane Evans Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Harriet Ann Elbert Lieutenant Dec. 20, 1812 Mar. 4, 1811 20
Mary Ford Carpenter's mate Ap'l 20, 1815 Mar. 4, 1814 9
Abigail Fernald Seaman Feb. 24, 1815 Mar. 4, 1814 0
Mary T. Forrest Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1831 20
Mary Forrest Sergt. marine corps June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 5
Catherine Freemoody Ordinary seaman Jan. 20, 1836 June 30, 1834 5
Mary Griffin Surgeon July 1, 1830 Mar. 3, 1817 25
Margaret F. Green Carpenter Nov. 14, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Eliza Grayson Capt. marine corps June 30, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Sophia Gardner Master command't Sept. 1, 1815 Mar. 3, 1817 30
Ann B. Grymes Capt. marine corps July 25. 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Ann Gardner Gunner Ap'l 28, 1835 June 30, 1834 17 03
Elizabeth C. Gray Boatswain Feb. 15, 1836 June 30, 1834 10
Mary E. Holbert Corporal mar. corps June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 4
Phebe Hamersley Lieutenant Sept. 12, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Sarah Higgins Seaman Sept. 28, 1834 June 30, 1834 6
Diana Hardy Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 Mar. 4, 1814 5
Susan Haraden Master command't Jan. 20, 1818 Jan. 20, 1813 30

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Act of Congress under which allowed. Monthly pension.
Eleanora Hanbury Sergt. marine corps Jan. 1835 June 30, 1834 $8
Theresa Hoffman Musician m. corps June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 4
Eliza Henley Captain May 23, 1835 June 30, 1834 94 63
Mary Henley Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Mary R. Hatch Pilot Feb. 5, 1811 Jan. 20, 1813 20
Phebe W. Hoffman Captain Dec. 10, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Ann R. Hall Sailmaker June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Hannah Hazen Seaman Mar. 28, 1814 Jan. 20, 1813 6
Abigail Jones Cook Ap'l 20, 1815 Jan. 20, 1813 9
Ellen Jenkins Seaman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 6
Mary Jones Chaplain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Maria T. Johnson Carpenter's mate. June 30, 1814 Jan. 20, 1813 9 50
Mary Jameson Midshipman Nov. 11, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 9 50
Elizabeth Jones Marine June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 3
Caroline Jones Master-at-arms June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 9
Elizabeth Jones Gunner June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Catharine Jolly Captain of foretop Dec. 20, 1835 June 30, 1834 7
Abigail Kitchen Seaman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 6
Harriet Kissam Surgeon June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Lydia Low Yeoman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 9
Julia M. Lawrence Captain June 1, 1813 Jan. 20, 1813 50
Elizabeth Lee Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Frances M. Lewis Master command't Sent. 1, 1815 Mar. 3, 1817 30
Elizabeth Lagoner Seaman Mar. 4, 1835 June 30, 1834 6
Ana G. McCullough Sailingmaster Aug. 24, 1814 Jan. 20, 1813 20
Jane Moulton Seaman Ap'l 20, 1815 Mar. 4. 1814 6
Ann Martin Quarter gunner Ap'l 20, 1815 Jan. 20, 1813 9
Phebe Montgomery Surgeon June. 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Lydia Macabee Seaman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 6
Surah Matthews Quarter gunner Nov. 30, 1814 Jan. 20, 1813 9
Ann Midlen Master's mate Sept. 15, 1814 Jan. 20, 1813 10
Mary E. Macpherson Master command't June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 30
Eliza Maury Lieutenant June 25, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Mary McNelly Gunner June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Catharine Mitchell Landsman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 4
Elizabeth Mays   Sept. 3. 1834 June 30, 1834 9 50
Rachel Marshall Seaman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 6
Rebecca McGee Marine Jan. 20, 1835 June 30, 1834 3
Rhoda Newcomb Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Margaret Navarro Sailmaker Oct. 2, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 10
Elizabeth Nagle Boatswain Nov. 19, 1834 June 30, 1834 9 50
Mary Neale Lieutenant Sept. 1, 1815 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Margaret Osbourn Seaman Aug. 13, 1834 June 30. 1834 6
Eliza A. Oliver Gunner June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 10
Nancy Patch Seaman Oct. 29, 1812 Mar. 3, 1817 6
Luaretia M. Petty Purser June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Eliza L. Pearce Lieutenant Aug. 7, 1827 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Margaret Parsells Sailmaker Aug. 20, 1819 Mar. 3, 1817 10
Sarah Phillips Marine Oct. 22, 1834 June 30, 1834 3 50
Georgiana A. Peaco Surgeon June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Frances Pettenger Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Maria Page Surgeon June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Eliza C. Porter Master command't June 30. 1834 June 30, 1834 30
Henrietta Prather Marine Sept. 14, 1834 June 30, 1834 3 50
Eliza Page Sailingmaster June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Catharine Rassmussin Pilot July 22, 1813 Jan. 20, 1813 20
Nancy Riggs Seaman Dec. 27, 1814 Mar. 4, 1814 6
Mary W. Rose Master command't June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 30
Mary Russell Sergt. marine corps June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 4 50
Martha Rose Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 Mar. 3, 1817 6
Ann M. Rodgers Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Phebe Reynolds Boatswain May 21, 1823 Mar 3, 1817 10

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Husband's rank. Commencement of pension Act of Congress under which allowed. Monthly pension.
Catharine S. M. Ray Surgeon Sept. 7, 1835 June 30, 1834 $35
Eliza Ring Boatswain Sept. 25, 1835 June 30, 1834 10
Catharine Rinker Sailingmaster July 10, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Hannah Stone Seaman July 1, 1815 June 30, 1834 6
Mary Stone Seaman Ap'l 24), 1815 Mar. 4, 1814 6
Mebitable Smith Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
M. C. Spence Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Mary Stephenson Seaman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 6
Ann Stephenson Sailingmaster Aug. 27, 1813 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Eleanor Smart Seaman Oct. 15, 1814 Mar. 4, 1814 6
Harriet H. Sanders Lieutenant Dec. 7, 1810 Jan. 20, 1813 20
Mary Stillwagen Sailingmaster June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Clarissa B. Scott Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Louisa B. Sherburne Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Ann E. Sardo Musician Dec. 20, 1835 June 30, 1834 4
Elizabeth Sevier Capt. marine corps May 9, 1827 Jan. 20, 1813 20
Phebe A. Smith Master command't June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 30
Mary B. Shaw Captain Sept. 17, 1823 Mar. 3, 1817 50
Margaret E. Shaw Purser Oct. 17, 1820 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Charlotte M. R. Thorn Surgeon June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Ann E. Tingey Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Elizabeth Trenchard Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Mary Tanner Quarter gunner June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 7 50
Elizabeth Trapnall Marine Sept. 10, 1813 Mar. 4, 1814 3
Frances A. Thomas Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Emma C. B. Thompson Captain June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 50
Lucy R. Temple Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 25
Hannah Ulrick Sailingmaster June 0, 1822 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Anna Vanderfien Ordinary seaman June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 5
Lydia Vanhorn Marine Oct. 10, 1814 Mar. 4, 1814 3
Hannah Webb Seaman Jan. 1, 1813 Mar. 4, 1814 6
Catharine Wise Purser June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate Jan. 1, 1821 Mar. 3, 1817 9 50
Charlotte Wares Sailingmaster Dec. 4, 1815 Mar. 3, 1817 20
Margaret Warner- Sailingmaster Aug. 24, 1814 Jan. 20, 1813 20
Electa Webster Lieutenant June 30, 1834 June 30, 1834 20
Margaret Woods Boatswain Jan. 31, 1830 June 30, 1834 10
Rebecca Winn Purser Feb. 18, 1830 June 30, 1834 20

 

The number of widow pensioners is 158
The annual amount to pay them is $34,185

September 30, 1836.

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O No. 2.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of Invalid Pensioners, complete to 30th of September, 1836.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed
Zephaniah Allen Marine Nov. 1, 1819 $3 April 23, 1800
Samuel Abbot Seaman Mar. 15, 1815 5 Do.
Peter Anderson Seaman Jan. 1, 1831 3 Do.
James Allcorn Sailingmaster Jan. 19, 1830 20 Do.
William H. Allen Seaman May 23, 1834 3 Do.
Jacob Albrecht Seaman Aug. 1, 1814 6 Do.
Samuel Angus Captain June 2, 1824 50 Do.
Robert Andrews Quarter gunner Aug. 1, 1829 4 50 Do.
Alexander Adams Seaman Oct. 6, 1812 3 Do.
Geo. Alexander Ordinary seaman July 19, 1814 8 Do.
L. Armstrong Quarter gunner Nov. 22, 1831 6 Do.
John Agnew Seaman April 1, 1832 5 Do.
John Adams Seaman Mar. 15, 1836 6 Do.
Lemuel Bryant Ordinary seaman Aug. 1, 1814 8 Do.
Robert Berry Seaman June 22, 1829 6 Do.
Joseph Barrett Quarter gunner Ap'l 17, 1813 9 Do.
John Ball Boatswain July 24, 1815 9 Do.
Joseph Blake Ordinary seaman July 26, 1822 5 Do.
John Bennet Seaman Dec. 14, 1814 6 Do.
John Burnham Master's mate Sep. 10, 1813 9 Do.
Thomas Bartlet Seaman Nov. 24, 1834 6 Do.
Samuel Bosworth Seaman July 3, 1823 6 Do.
Thomas Buchanan Marine Oct. 1, 1831 3 Do.
Samuel Bryant Seaman Mar. 5, 1830 3 Do.
Nathan Burr Quarter gunner May 27, 1829 4 50 Do.
John Brown Seaman July 1, 1829 6 Do.
Peter Barnard Ordinary seaman Dec. 1, 1814 4 Do.
Edmund Brett Marine June 12, 1815 3 Do.
John Brannon Seaman June 28, 1815 5 Do.
Isaac Bassett Ordinary seaman Jan. 29, 1816 5 Do.
John Beatty Marine June 1, 1830   Do.
Robert Blair Marine Jan. 1, 1832 6 Do.
Luke Brown Seaman July 5, 1834 3 Do.
William Baggs Marine Mar. 1, 1814 3 Do.
John Baxter Seaman Feb. 28, 1819 6 Do.
James Bell Seaman Aug. 23, 1823 6 Do.
Godfrey Bowman Ordinary seaman Oct. 1, 1825 6 Do.
William Barker Marine July 1, 1802 6 Do.
John Brumley Seaman Sept. 1, 1826 6 Do.
James Bantam Ordinary seaman July 5, 1833 4 Do.
Jonathan Bulkley Midshipman June 17, 1834 9 Do.
James Brown Seaman Sept. 12, 1821 8 Do.
John Berry Master-at-arms Mar. 18, 1835 4 50 Do.
John Butler Seaman Nov. 22, 1815 5 Do.
John Bruce Quarter gunner May 1, 1826 9 Do.
John Bostrom Quartermaster May 30, 1834 3 Do.
Frederick Boyer Sergeant mar. corps Sept. 5, 1834 2 25 Do.
Peter Borge Captain's steward May 19, 1834 6 Do.
Edward Barker Marine May 18, 1836 3 50 Sec. 9, April 23, 1800
Samuel Butler Quarter gunner Aug. 28, 1815 8 April 23, 1800
Leonard Chase Ordinary seaman Aug. 1, 1828 5 Do.
John Clements Seaman Mar. 18, 1813 6 Do.
Robert Cathcart Seaman Sept. 20, 1816 6 Do.
George Cornell Carpenter's mate Dec. 1, 1826 9 Do.
John C. Champlin Seaman May 21, 1831 6 Do.

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O No. 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Nathaniel Chapman Quarter gunner June 10, 1815 $8 April 23, 1800
James Cole Seaman Mar. 4, 1832 4 Do.
John Collins Seaman Feb. 9, 1813 6 Do.
William Cumming's heir   Sept. 1, 1815 6 March 4, 1814.
Francis Covenhoven Ordinary seaman July 1, 1821 7 50 April 23, 1800.
John Cole Ordinary seaman July 1, 1829 7 50 Do.
Robert Carson Ordinary seaman June 26, 1821 5 Do.
Daniel H. Cole Marine Dec. 27, 1833 3 Do.
George Coomes Seaman July 1, 1825 8 Do.
Enos R. Childs Midshipman April 2, 1823 9 50 Do.
William Cantrell Marine April 8, 1830 2 Do.
Stephen Champlin Lieutenant Feb. 29, 1836 20 Do.
Edward Carr Seaman May 11, 1830 6 Do.
William Cook Cabin cook June 30, 1830 4 50 Do.
John Davidson Lieutenant Mar. 1, 1802 20 Do.
Hillman Dodge Ordinary seaman May 1, 1831 3 33 1/3 Do.
Richard Dunn Seaman Jan. 1, 1829 6 Do.
Jacob Dornes Seaman July 1, 1802 8 50 Do.
John Dunn Marine Oct. 2, 1834 3 Do.
John Daniels Quartermaster Mar. 22, 1822 9 Do.
Samuel Daykin Marine Oct. 22, 1834 3 Do.
John Dirogen Seaman Dec. 22, 1815 5 Do.
Matthias Douglass Seaman Ap'l 23, 1814 10 Do.
Owen Deddolph Gunner Feb. 1, 1827 5 Do.
John L. Dubois Ship's corporal May 22, 1834 4 Da.
William Dunn Gunner Oct. 8, 1835 10 Do.
Daniel Denvers Marine Oct. 22, 1835 3 Do.
Joseph Dalrymple Seaman Dec. 19, 1834 4 50 Do.
Ebenezer Evans Seaman Mar. 2, 1813 6 Do.
Thomas Edwards Quartermaster Jan. 1, 1823 9 Do.
Jesse Elam Marine Aug. 1, 1828 3 Do.
Gardner Edmunds Ordinary seaman July 1, 1831 5 Do.
Jacob Eastman Cooper Aug. 1, 1828 4 50 Do.
Thomas English Ordinary seaman May 14, 1832 5 Do.
William Evans Marine May 1, 1827 3 Do.
Abner Enos Master's mate Jan. 4, 1830 6 Do.
Edward Field Surgeon's mate July 1, 1801 10 Do.
Robert Forsa[n]h Marine May 18, 1799 3 Do.
John Fallakee Landsman Aug. 1, 1827 4 Do.
N. S. Farrell Marine May 10, 1830 3 Do.
William Farrell Seaman July 1, 1829 6 Do.
Moses French Seaman Ap'l 19, 1834 6 Du.
Alfred Fisher Seaman May 15, 1835 5 Do.
John Fryer Seaman Nov. 25, 1815 6 Do.
William Farrar Quartet-mailer Ap'l 21, 1834 6 Do.
Michael Fitzpatrick Master-at-arms Mar. 9, 1830 9 Do.
Samuel H. Green Quartermaster Jan. 1, 1819 9 Du.
John Geyer Seaman Ap'l 6, 1815 6 April 22, 1816
John Grant Ordinary seaman July 1, 1831 4 April 23, 1800
Anthony Gerome Seaman Jan 1, 1832 6 Do.
William Gregory Marine May 28, 1830 2 Do
John Grant Seaman June 29, 1815 6 Do.
William Gunnison Ordinary seaman Dec. 10, 1835 5 Do.
Patrick Gilligan Marine Jan. 5. 1830 3 Do.
James Grant Seaman July 1, 1829 8 Do.
Peter Green Seaman Aug. 3. 1817 5 Do.
Chester Goodell Ordinary seaman Dec. 12, 1831 3 Do.
Charles Gordon Ordinary seaman May 11, 1835 5 Do.
William Gillen Seaman Jan. 1, 1832 6 Do.
Jerry Gardner Ordinary seaman Jan. 14, 1818 5 Do.

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NAME OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
Anthony Gale Lt. col. marine corps Jan. 5, 1835 5 Sec. 9. April 23, 1800.
James Good Seaman Jan. 1, 1829 12 April 23, 1800.
Uriah Hanscomb Ordinary seaman Oct. 10, 1799 6 Do.
James Hatch Quarter gunner July 1, 1811 12 Do.
James D. Hammond Seaman Dec. 1, 1829 6 Do.
John Hamilton Seaman May 1, 1827 6 Do.
Elijah L. Harris Marine Mar. 27, 1835 3 Do.
John Hoxse Seaman Aug. 15. 1800 8 50 Do.
Garret Hendricks Seaman Aug. 9, 1834 6 Do.
John Hodgkins Corporal's mate July 1, 1814 7 Do.
Rosswell Hale Ordinary seaman Dec. 25, 1819 5 Do.
William Herringbrook Seaman Feb. 18, 1811 6 Do.
John Hogan Seaman Mar. 4, 1830 3 Do.
John Hall Quartermaster Oct. 20, 1830 4 50 Do.
Henry Hervey Seaman May 8, 1831 4 Do.
William Hamilton Seaman July 1, 1829 6 Do.
Isaac Harding Seaman May 9, 1834 5 Do.
Isaac T. Heartlee Sailingmaster Ap'l 1, 1817 20 Do.
Samuel Hambledon Purser Aug. 30, 1831 20 Do.
Simeon Hillman Ordinary seaman July 3, 1815 4 Do.
John Harris Quarter gunner Aug. 1, 1827 3 Do.
John Hussey Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1832 5 Do.
Josias Hopkins Seaman Dec. 7, 1805 6 Do.
John J. Hardy Seaman June 25, 1813 6 Do.
David Jenkins Seaman Aug. 1, 1828 6 Do.
James Jackson Seaman Mar. 4, 1816 5 Do.
John Johnson Seaman [Ma]y 29, 1814 8 Do.
Thomas Jackson 2d Quartermaster July 28, 1818 9 Do.
Sylvester Jameson Seaman Aug. 1, 1828 6 Do.
Edward Ingram Boatswain Ap'l 1, 1831 5 Do.
Andrew Irwin Seaman July 1, 1825 6 Do.
Thomas ap Catesby Jones Lieut. commanding Nov. 15, 1831 20 Do.
James Jeffers Ordinary seaman Dec. 7, 1805 6 Do.
Obadiah Johnson Ordinary seaman Ap'l 1, 1819 5 Do.
Lewis Jones Seaman Oct. 27, 1835 6 Do.
Reuben James Boatswain's mate Jan. 27, 1836 9 50 Do.
Richworth Jordan Seaman Mar. 15, 1836 6 Do.
Henry Jackson Captain of foretop Sept. 20, 1836 3 75 Do.
James Kelly Marine Nov. 18. 1830 3 Do.
John Kenney Quarter gunner July 1, 1825 4 50 Do.
Thomas Kelley Seaman Ap'l 25, 1815 4 Do.
George Kensinger Master-at-arms May 22, 1819 9 Do.
Daniel Kleiss Ordinary seaman Nov. 1, 1831 5 Do.
Nicholas Kline Sergeant mar. corps Jan. 1, 1832 5 Do.
William Kinnear Marine Ap'l 3, 1834 3 Do.
William C. Keene Master-at-arms Aug. 12, 1834 9 Do.
William Lewis Marine Dec. 12, 1813 4 Do.
Richard Lee Quartermaster July 1, 1820 6 Do.
John Lloyd Marine June 8, 1819 3 Do.
Isaac Langley Ordinary seaman July 1, 1831 5 Do.
John Lazanno Seaman July 29, 1814 5 Do.
Timothy Lane Cook Mar. 25, 1810 8 Do.
John Lewis Boatswain's mate Jan. 1, 1832 9 Do.
John Linn Seaman Nov. 1, 1831 6 Do.
James Lloyd Marine Ap'l 5, 1831 9 Do.
James Merrill Ordinary seaman Oct. 23, 1819 5 Do.
Colton Murray Boatswain's mate Aug. 1, 1831 9 Do.
Enoch M. Miley Quarter gunner Ap'l 1, 1823 8 Do.
Peter McMahon Ordinary seaman Nov. 2, 1807 6 Do.
Andrew Mattison Seaman May 23, 1814 5 Do.

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O No. 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Patrick McLaughlin Ordinary seaman Nov. 1, 1815 $7 April 23, 1800.
Charles Moore Seaman Aug. 5, 1822 6 Do.
Giles Manchester Ordinary seaman May 1, 1827 5 Do.
Joseph Marks Seaman May 1, 1827 6 Do.
John Myers Seaman Nov. 1, 1828 6 Do.
Samuel McIsaacs Boy July 30, 1814 5 Do.
James Moses Purser's steward Ap'l 23, 1816 9 Do.
William Moran Seaman Doc. 5, 1815 6 Do.
Enos Marks Ordinary seaman Feb. 16, 1815 5 Do.
John H. McNeale Seaman June 1, 1832 3 Do.
John Mitchell Quartermaster June 11, 1832 8 Do.
Matthew McMurray Seaman Sept. 1, 1827 6 Do.
Thomas Miller Seaman Oct. 23, 1829 4 Do.
Matthias McGill Seaman Ap'l 24, 1815 8 Do.
John Moore Seaman Dec. 4, 1807 6 Do.
Archibald Moffat Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1832 5 Do.
Hamlet Moore Ordinary seaman Oct. 6, 1821 5 Do.
James Mount Marine Sept. 1, 1830 3 Do.
John Meigs Seaman July 1, 1819 10 Do.
James Nickerson Seaman Feb. 1, 1820 6 Do.
John Nugent Seaman April 1, 1815 6 Do.
John P. Noyer Marine July 1, 1826 4 Do.
William Napier Corp'l marine corps July 1, 1820 4 Do.
Thomas Nash Ordinary seaman Dec. 23, 1834 5 Do.
John Neilson Quarter gunner Jan. 1, 1832 9 Do.
James Nagle Seaman June 30, 1834 5 Do.
Isaac Omans Seaman June 26, 1821 6 Do.
Samuel Odiorne Seaman July 1, 1829 6 Do.
Thomas B. Parsons Seaman May 30, 1835 6 Do.
William Perry Seaman April 9, 1825 6 Do.
John Peterson Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 Do.
Usher Parsons Surgeon July 29, 1835 12 Do.
William Parker Seaman Aug. 1, 1813 6 Do.
Stephen Phyfer Ordinary seaman April 4, 1825 7 Do.
John Piner Ordinary seaman Nov. 6, 1828 5 Do.
Daniel Peck Seaman July 1, 1829 6 Do.
John Price Seaman May 11, 1835 6 Do.
Charles Pasture Seaman Mar. 4, 1815 5 Do.
Neale Patterson Seaman July 1, 1820 8 Do.
James Perry Ship's corporal Sept. 1, 1827 9 Do.
Thomas Paine Sailingmaster Feb. 7, 1834 20 Do.
Peter Pierson Seaman Mar. 30, 1836 6 Do.
Payne Perry Seaman April 6, 183G 6 April 22, 1816
David Quilie Quartermaster Feb. 20, 1820 5 April 23, 1800
Peter Quantier Ordinary seaman Dec. 17, 1813 5 Do.
Nathan Rolfe Seaman Dec. 14, 1813 6 Do.
James Rogers Sailingmaster July 27, 1815 15 Do.
Edward Ross Boy Jan. 1, 1827 3 Do.
Edward Rowland Ordinary seaman Mar. 29, 1815 4 Do.
Rosnante Rhodes Seaman Dec. 5, 1815 6 Do.
John Rice Seaman July 19, 1830 6 Do.
Frederick Rhodes Corp'l marine corps Nov. 27, 1833 2 50 Do.
William Robinson Marine June 5, 1807 6 Do.
John Rogers Carp'rs yeoman May 18, 1832 4 50 Do.
John Romeo Ordinary seaman April 1, 1828 5 Do.
John Randal Marine _ Sept. 2, 1805 5 Do.
John Riley Marine July 1, 1831 3 Do.
John Richards Quarter gunner Oct. 20, 1829 9 Do.
Benjamin Richardson Master's mate Oct. 8, 1829 10 Do.

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
Alonzo Rowley Ordinary seaman Mar. 15, 17836 $5 April 23, 1800
John Roberts Seaman Ap'l 31, 1836 3 Do.
B.S. Randolph Midshipman Feb. 20, 1820 6 Do.
Daniel Riggs Ordinary seaman May 18, 1836 3 75 Do.
Nathaniel Staples Seaman May 1, 1833 3 Do.
Aaron Smith Ordinary seaman Aug. 1, 1828 2 50 Do.
Patrick Scanton Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1811 6 Do.
Benjamin Stevens Master's mate June 27, 1814 10 Do.
Otis Sage Corp'l marine corps Nov. 16, 1835 4 50 Do.
Stephen Simpson Marine Nov. 16, 1835 3 50 Do.
William Smith Ordinary seaman June 1, 1827 5 Do.
John Schriver Seaman Ap'l 10, 1811 5 Do.
John Schrouder Seaman June 20, 1819 6 Do.
Robert Scatterly Seaman Nov. 1, 1832 4 Do.
Jonas A. Stone Seaman April 1, 1829 9 Do.
William Sitcher Mus'n marine corps Nov. 26 1835 3 50 Do.
Eli Stewart Master's mate. May 20, 1814 7 Do.
Harmon Sutton Seaman July 1, 1829 3 Do.
William Stockdale Marine July 26, 1816 6 Do.
Thomas Smith Boatswain April 6, 1815 10 April 22, 1810
Thomas J. Still Marine Jan. 1, 1832 3 April 23, 1800
Richard S. Suter Midshipman Dec. 16, 1814 9 50 Do.
John Stoker Gunner's mate Feb. 22, 1830 4 50 Do.
William Smait Ordinary seaman July 1, 1829 5 Do.
Charles Sheeter Boatswain's mate Nov. 1, 1832 6 Do.
Robert Spedden Lieutenant Dec. 5, 1823 25 Do.
Jacob Schriver Seaman Mar. 15, 1830 6 Do.
William Seymour Seaman Feb. 17, 1830 6 Do.
James Trumbull Ordinary seaman April 6, 1815 5 April 22, 1816
Owen Taylor Seaman Jan. 1, 1821 6 April 23, 1800
Henry Townsend Ordinary seaman Dec. 18, 1814 5 Do.
David Thomas Marine Jan. 1, 1806 5 Do.
Philip Tully Seaman Jan. 10, 1816 6 Do.
Isaac Thomas Marine Oct. 20, 1829 6 Do.
William Thompson Ordinary seaman May 20, 1820 6 Do.
John Tarlton Ordinary seaman Mar. 8, 1833 4 Do.
James Tull Sergt. marine corps July 29, 1816 5 Do.
George Tunstall Seaman Ap'l 14, 1836 3 Do.
Benjamin Underwood Ordinary seaman Ap'l 24, 1815 5 Do.
George Upham Marine July 12, 1830 3 Do.
Isaac Vallence Quartermaster Mar. 15, 1815 8 Do.
William Venable Boatswain's mate Oct. 19, 1835 4 75 Do.
Caleb Wiggins Ordinary seaman May 23, 1834 3 Do.
Charles F. Waldo Master's mate Mar. 18, 1813 10 Do.
Peter Woodbury Quartermaster Mar. 18, 1813 9 Do.
Reuben Wright Carpenter's mate May 20, 1815 8 Do.
John Williams Seaman July 1, 1818 6 Do.
John Waters Ordinary seaman Oct. 7. 1821 5 Do.
William S. Welsh Seaman May 1, 1827 6 Do.
Salomon White Seaman Feb. 29, 1812 4 Do.
John Wright Quarter gunner Jan. 1, 1818 6 Do.
Thomas Welsh Quarter gunner Feb. 20, 1820 6 Do.
John Wright Ordinary seaman May 1, 1822 5 Do.
Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate Jan. 1, 1821 9 50 Do.
Charles Weeks Seaman Feb. 22, 1830 6 Do.
James B. Wright Quartermaster Jan. 1, 1822 9 Do.
Thomas Woolfort Seaman Jan. 1, 1827 6 Do.
Henry Ward Quarter gunner May 27, 1833 9 Do.
Thomas White Capt. of forecastle May 1, 1835 7 50 Do.
Robert M. Wilson Master's mate Mar. 7, 1831 5 Do.

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O No. 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
James Wines Seaman Mar. 28, 1821 $6 April 23, 1800
Thomas Ward Captain of foretop May 16, 1835 7 50 Do.
William Williams Marine July 1, 1829 6 Do.
William A. Weaver Midshipman Sept. 12, 1834 9 50 Do.
Joseph Ward Seaman July 1, 1818 6 Do.
James Wilson Quartermaster July 1, 1817 9 Do.
James Williamson Armorer Aug. 29, 1832 3 Do.
William Whitney Seaman Nov. 1, 1818 8 Do.
John A. Webster Sailingmaster Jan. 1, 1833 20 June 30, 1831
William Wicks Ordinary seaman Aug. 4, 1813 4 April 23, 1800
Charles Wilson Quartermaster Ap'l 11, 1836 9 Do.
James Woodhouse Seaman Mar. 17, 1836 6 Do.
William Ward Seaman May 4, 1830 6 Do.
John J. Young Lieutenant Dec. 8, 1834 25 Do.

 

The number of invalid pensioners is 308
The annual sum to pay them is $23,834

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O No. 3.

Account of stocks owned by the navy pension fund on 30th September, 1830.

Pennsylvania five per cent. $212,469 16
Maryland five per cent. 101,097 28
City of Cincinnati five per cent. 100,000 00
Washington Lottery five per cent. 59,472 40
United States Bank stock 641,600 00
Bank of Washington 14,000 00
Union Bank of Georgetown 15,000 00
  $1,143,638 84

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O No. 4.

STATEMENT showing the balance on the books of the Treasury to the credit of the navy pension fund, on the 1st of October, 1835; the amount of receipts and disbursements on account of the fund from that dale to 30th September, 1830; and the amount of advances to agents during that period.

  1. Balance in the Treasury to the credit of the fined on 1st October. 1833, as per Register's report $1,942 05
  2. Amount received into the Treasury since 1st of October, 1835, from whom, and on what account, viz:  
1835.    
Oct. 9 From Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Cincinnati stock $2,500 00
22 Do. do. for interest on Maryland stock 1,705 59
Dec. 9 Do. do. for sale of Maryland stock 33,693 68
26 President U. S. Branch Bank, Portsmouth, for warrant returned 581 44
1836.    
Jan. 13 Secretary of the Navy, for dividend on Union Bank stock, Georgetown, D. C. 225 00
14 Do. do. for interest on Maryland stock 1,753 75
20 Do. do. for dividend on U. S. Bank stock 20,916 00
Feb. 5 Do. do. for interest on Pennsylvania stock 5,311 73
27 Do. do. sale of U. S. Bank stock 3,793 00
Mar. 11 President U. S. Branch Bank, Washington, for a transfer 72 00
Apr. 11 Do. do. New York, for warrant returned 540 00
  Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Cincinnati stock 2,500 00
  Do. do. for interest on Maryland stock 1,752 75
May 25 Do. do. for sale of Maryland stock 19,950 00
July 5 President U. S. Branch Bank, Portsmouth, for balance of his account as agent 96 00
8 Do. do. Cincinnati, do. do. 60 39
12 Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Maryland stock 1,553 00
19 Do. do. for sale of Maryland stock 19,075 63
Aug. 5 Do. do. for interest on Pennsylvania stock 5,311 73
Sept. 9 Do. do. for dividend on U. S. Bank stock 7,357 08
  Total $128,748 25
  3. Disbursements from the fund from 1st of October, 1835, to 30th September, 1836, inclusively:  
1835.    
Oct. 17 Paid President U. S. Branch Bank, Baltimore, balance due him as agent $1,066 20

--496--

STATEMENT O No. 4—Continued.

1835.    
Nov.24 Paid E. Wheaton, part of arrears of pension due John Hogan, deceased $33 20
1830.    
Jan. 20 Secretary of the Treasury, for 300 shares U. S. Bank stock 30,000 00
Mar. 26 Do. do. for 60 shares do. do. 6,000 00
July 19 Hannah Ulrick, widow, for arrears of pension 3,370 00
  Mary B. Shaw, do. do. do. 7,673 33
  Catherine Rinker, do. do. do. 3,114 00
21 Elizabeth White, do. do. do. 2,100 00
26 Margaret E. Shaw, do. do. do. 3.709 33
Aug. 1 Mary Flicker, administratrix, balance due H. Richardson, (her former husband,) deceased 233 80
Sept. 5 Rebecca McGee, widow, for arrears of pension 591 50
  Total $58,017 36
  4. Advances to agents to pay pensioners, viz:  
1835.    
Oct. 1 To President U. S. Bank, Philadelphia $30 00
  Do. U. S. Branch Bank, Washington 900 00
10 Do. U. S. Bank, Philadelphia 950 54
12 Do. U. S. Branch Bank, New York 1,050 00
Nov. 3 Do. do. Louisville 30 00
27 Do. do. New York 288 00
Dec. 8 Do. do. New Orleans 279 00
  Do. do. St. Louis 30 00
  Do. do. Louisville 099 00
  Do. Union Bank of Maryland 3,048 42
  Do. U. S. Branch Bank, New York 7,176 00
  Do. Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, Hartford, Conn. 655 16
  To President U. S. Branch Bank, Washington 5,713 25
  Do. Farmers' Bank of Delaware at New Castle 48 00
  To President U. S. Bank, Philadelphia 2,646 00
  Do. U. S. Branch Bank, Norfolk 3,020 00
  Do. do. Cincinnati 180 00
  Do. do. Boston 2,400 00
  Do. do. Savannah, Ga. 180 00
  Do. Planters and Mechanics' Bank, Charleston, S. C. 150 00
  To President U. S. Branch Bank, Pittsburg, Penn. 90 00
  Do. do. Portsmouth. N. H. 581 44
28 Do. Commercial Bank, Portsmouth, N. H. 581 44
1836.    
Mar. 21 Do. U. S. Branch Bank, New York 540 00
May 26 Do. Maine Bank, Portland 250 00
  Do. Commercial Bank, Portsmouth, N. H. 794 89

--497--

STATEMENT O No. 4—Continued.

1836.    
May 26 To President Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, Hartford, Conn. $475 20
  To President Union Bank of Maryland 3,721 77
  Do. Commercial Bank, New Orleans 243 00
  Do. Branch Bank of Virginia, Norfolk 3,435 57
  Do. Planters and Mechanics' Bank, Charleston, S. C. 250 00
  To President Trenton Banking Company, N. J. 36 00
  Do. Farmers and Mechanics' Bank of Delaware- 489 00
  To President Commonwealth Bank, Boston 2,500 00
  Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, R. I. 702 36
  Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 8,617 02
  Do. Girard Bank, Philadelphia 2,576 84
  Do. Planters' Bank of Georgia, Savannah 360 00
  Do. Commercial Bank of Cincinnati 400 00
  Do. Mechanics and Manufacturers' Bank, Pittsburg 216 00
  To President Bank of the Metropolis 3.218 84
  Do. Branch Bank of Virginia, Norfolk - 240 00
  Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 324 00
  Do. Commonwealth Bank, Boston 100 00
  Total $59,708 64

RECAPITULATION

Balance, 1st October, 1835 $1,912 65
Receipts to 1st October, 1836 128,748 25
  $130,690 90
Disbursements from 1st October, 1835. to 1st October, 1836 $58,017 36  
Advances to agents 59,798 64  
  117,816 00
Balance, 1st October, 1836 $12,874 90

J. C. PICKETT.

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O No. 5.

STATEMENT of sums passed to the credit of the navy pension fund, on the books of the Treasury, from 30th September, 1835, to 30th September, 1836, on account of interest and dividends on stocks belonging to the fund.

October 9, 1835 Stock of the city of Cincinnati $2,500 00
October 22, do. Stock of the State of Maryland 1,705 59
January 13, 1836 Stock of the Union Bank of Georgetown 225 00
January 14. do. Stock of the Statu of Maryland 1,752 75
January 20, do. Stock of the Bank of the United States 20,916 00
February 5. do. Stock of the State of Pennsylvania 5,311 73
February 19, do. Stock of the State of Maryland 1,752 75
April 11, do. Stock of the city of Cincinnati 2,500 00
July 12, do. Stock of the State of Maryland 1,553 00
August 5, do. Stock of the State of Pennsylvania 5,311 73
September 9, do. Stock of the Bank of the United States 7,357 00
  Total $50,885 55

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P No. 1.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of privateer pensioners, complete to 30th September, 1836.

Names of pensioners. Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
Stephen Abbott Seaman Feb. 1, 1813 $4 Feb. 13, 1813.
Wm. Austin Captain Dec. 27, 1814 15 ditto.
George Albree Cabin boy Sept. 5, 1813 3 ditto.
John Barr Captain's clerk Nov. 4, 1812 4 ditto.
David Boomer Seaman Oct. 10, 1823 3 ditto.
John Boyd Seaman Jan. 11, 1814 6 ditto.
John Balster Seaman Apr. 18, 1814 2 ditto.
Martin Baker Seaman Sept. 4, 1814 6 ditto.
Edward Cole Seaman Dec. 7, 1812 4 ditto.
B. H. Churchill Captain Nov. 19, 1814 20 ditto.
John Cook Seaman Aug. 29, 1812 6 ditto.
John Carlow Pilot Jan. 1, 1828 4 ditto.
Andrew Desendorf Seaman Apr. 19, 1814 4 ditto.
Lewis Demotte Seaman July 20, 1813 6 ditto.
Samuel Elwell Seaman July 15, 1812 5 ditto.
John Edwards Lieutenant Dec. 6, 1812 9 ditto.
James Foot Prize master Jan. 17, 1813 9 ditto.
Henry Fletcher Seaman Mar. 3. 1814 4 ditto.
Joshua Carnage Seaman June 22, 1825 3 ditto.
Isaac Goodwin Seaman May 20, 1813 5 ditto.
Empson Hamilton Marine Oct. 15, 1812 5 ditto.
Edward Hurn Boatswain Oct. 1, 1835 10 ditto.
Henry Lovely Captain Seaman Dec. 2, 1829 20 ditto.
Leonard Mattee Dec. 7, 1812 3 ditto.
James Miller Seaman Mar. 8, 1815 6 ditto.
John Nantz Lieutenant Jan. 1, 1824 12 ditto.
James Row Prize master Oct. 19. 1812 3 1/3 ditto.
Benjamin Smith Master's mate Oct. 20, 1812 8 ditto.
Samuel B. Spence Gunner's mate Sept. 1, 1821 6 ditto.
James Sawyer Prize master Nov. 18, 1834 10 ditto.
Thos. Taylor Gunner's mate Nov. 4, 1812 6 ditto.
Murray Talbot Seaman Aug. 3, 1812 5 ditto.
Benjamin Upton Captain Dec. 6, 1812 10 ditto.
Richard Van Vorst Seaman July 13, 1829 5 ditto.
Nathaniel Weston Seaman Sent. 1, 1812 3 ditto.

The number of pensioners is 35: annual sum to pay them is $2,766.

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P No. 2.

Account of stock belonging to the privateer pension fund. Maryland 5 per cent. $4,667 05

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P No. 3.

STATEMENT of the sums passed to the credit of the privateer pension fund on the books of the Treasury, from 30th September, 1835, to 30th September, 1836, on account of interest on stock belonging to the fund.

Oct. 22, 1835. Stock of the State of Maryland $101 77
Jan. 14, 1836. Same 66 81
April 19, " Same 67 11
July 12, " Same 58 10
  Total $293 79

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P No. 4.

STATEMENT showing the balance on the books of the Treasury to the credit of privateer pension fund on the 1st of October, 1835; the amount of receipts and disbursements on account of the fund from that date to the 30th September, 1836; and the amount of advances to agents during that period.

  1. Balance in the Treasury to the credit of the fund on 1st Oct. 1835, as per Register's report $360 55
  2. Amount received into the Treasury since 1st Oct. 1835; from whom and on what account:  
1835.    
Oct. 22 From Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Maryland stock $101 77
Nov. 18 From do. sale of Maryland stock 1,032 41
24 Do. do. do. 2,064 83
26 From President U. S. Branch Bank, Portsmouth, for warrant returned  
1836   1,159 14
Jan. 14 From Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Maryland stock 66 81
Ap'l 19 Do. do. do. 67 11
May 25 Do. do. sale of Maryland stock 698 25
July 5 From President U. S. Branch Bank, Portsmouth, balance due by him as agent 64 84
12 From Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Maryland stock 58 14
  Total $5,313 28

--501--

STATEMENT P No. 4—Continued.

  3. Disbursements made from the fund from 1st Oct. 1835, to 1st Oct. 1836, inclusively:  
1835.    
Oct. 22 Paid Patience Shepherd, widow, for pension $360 00
  Paid M. Ilsley, widow, for pension 720 00
1836.    
May 26 Paid Mary Wilkinson, widow, for pension 720 00
  Total $1,800 00
  4. Advances to agents, to pay pensioners, viz:  
1835.    
Dec. 9 To President Union Bank of Maryland $246 00
  Do. U. S. Branch Bank, Boston 634 00
  Do. do. Portsmouth 1,159 16
26 Do. Commercial Bank, Portsmouth 1,159 16
1836.    
Mar. 21 Do. U. S. Branch Bank, Washington, for a transfer 72 00
May 26 To President Union Bank of Maryland 180 00
Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, R. I. 18 00
  Do. Girard Bank, Philadelphia 6 00
  Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 219 33
  Total $3,693 65

RECAPITULATION.

Balance 1st October, 1835 $360 55
Receipts to 1st October, 1836 5,313 28
  $5,673 83
Disbursements to 1st October, 1836 $1,800 00  
Advances to 1st October, 1836 3,693 65  
  5,493 65
Balance 1st October, 1836 $180 18

J. C. PICKETT.

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Q.

ACCOUNT of moneys deposited to the credit of and drawn from, the "navy hospital fund," from 1st October, 1835, to September, 1836, inclusively.

Dr.      
1835.      
Oct. 20 To Nash Legrand, for requisition No. 9450 $449 97  
Nov. 20 To do. do. No. 9487 190 00  
Nov. 27 To do. do. No. 9498 274 19  
Dec. 21 To do. do. No. 9546 147 00  
1836.      
Feb. 20 To do. do. No. 9617 125 00  
Mar. 21 To do. do. No. 9653 324 00  
Apr. 22 To do. do. No. 9685 243 00  
May 16 To Henry Toland, for do. do. No. 9708 500 00  
May 20 To Nash Legrand, for do. do. No. 9720 249 00  
      $2,502 16
  To balance due to navy hospital fund on the 30th September, 1836   75,717 36
      $78,219 52

 

Cr.      
  By balances to the credit of the fund, Oct. 1, 1835, per Register's statement    
1835.     $52,878 79
Oct. 17 By refunding requisition No. 1410, deposited by the Secretary of the Navy, as trustee    
1836.   $S,593 21  
Jan. 19 By do. No. 1451 do. 5,871 73  
Apr. 11 By do. No. 1477 do. 5,330 97  
July 7 By do. No. 1501 do. 5,514 82  
  By amount deposited by the Sec'y of the Navy $25,270 73  
Aug. 1 By do. by J. J. Young, for the sale of a cart-horse 70 00  
      25,340 73
      $78,219 52
  By balance remaining to the credit of the navy hospital fund on the 30th September, 1836   $75,717 36

--503--

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R.

LIST of deaths in the navy of the United States, as ascertained at the department, since the 1st of December, 1835.

Name and rank. Date. Place.
LIEUTENANTS.196+    
John T. Jenkins Feb. 6, 1836 New York.
James Goodrum May 9, 1836 Greenville county, Va.
Hubbard H. Hobbs April 3, 1836 U. S. ship Brandywine, at Valparaiso.
Archd. S. Campbell June 3, 1836 Macao, China.
PASSED ASSISTANT SURGEON.    
Geo. W. Palmer Nov. 6, 1836 St. Simon's, Georgia.
PURSERS.    
Timothy Winn Feb. 18, 1836 Washington.
Wm. McMurtrie Mar. 23, 1836 Philadelphia.
PASSED MIDSHIPMEN.    
Jas. F. Duncan Joseph R. Brown Aug. 3, 1836 Princess Ann county, Va.
  Aug. 25, 1836 At sea, in the sloop Boston, West Indies.
Harry P. T. Wood Oct. 9, 1836 New York.
MIDSHIPMEN.    
John P. B. Adams Dec. 28, 1835 Delaware.
Daniel M. Key June 22, 1836 Washington.
BOATSWAIN.    
John Woods Jan. 31, 1836 Gosport, Va.
CARPENTERS.    
Thomas Armstrong Sept. 6, 1836 Gosport, Va.
John Snider Nov. 7, 1836 Pensacola.
NAVY AGENT.    
John T. Robertson July 23, 1836 Charleston, S. C.
NAVAL STOREKEEPER.    
Gabriel Galt April, 1836 Norfolk, Va.

--504--

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S.

LIST of dismissions from the navy of the United States since the 1st of December, 1835.

Name and rank. Date of dismission.
MIDSHIPMEN.  
M. D. E. W. Watson 20th May, 1836.
Alexander R. Rose 20th May, 1836.
John W. Taylor 6th June, 1836.
John W. D. Ford 6th June, 1836.
John Shaw Booth 6th June, 1836.
Nathaniel Reeder 6th June, 1836.
George Butterfield 2d July, 1830.
BOATSWAIN.  
Charles Woodland 8th March, 1830.
   
Joseph Ward 8th March, 1836.
William Hunter  
CARPENTERS.  
Richard D. Berry 8th March, 1836.
William Hatch 29th January, 1836.

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T.

LIST of resignations in the navy of the United States since the 1st of December, 1835.

Name and rank. When accepted.
LIEUTENANT.  
Edward O. Blanchard 31st December, 1835.
PASSED MIDSHIPMEN.  
John C. Graham 21st January, 1836.
Charles H. Cotton 1st August, 1836.
MIDSHIPMEN.  
Jas. G. Stanly 11th January, 1836.
Wm. T. Cocke 4th March, 1836.
Chas. Sperry 1st April, 1836.

--505--

LIST OF RESIGNATIONS—Continued.

Name and rank. When accepted.
MIDSHIPMEN.  
Thruston M. Taylor 28th May, 1836.
Wm. P. Bradburn 2d June, 1836.
Levi Lincoln, jr. 3d June, 1836.
Townshend Dade 9th June, 1836.
John G. Tod 11th June, 1836.
P. W. Humphreys 7th June, 1836.
Samuel A. Turner 24th June, to take effect from 6th June, 1836
Wm. S. Williamson 29th June, to take effect from 6th June, 1836
John O. Wilson 1st July, 1836.
John J. Thruston 8th July, 1836, as of 6th June, 1836.
Wm. Nott Callender Declined accepting his appointment.
Joseph W. Brackett 1st August, 1836.
Luther L. Creesy 10th August, 1836.
Wm. S. Weed Appointment not accepted, and name discontinued.
Chas. A. Auzé 3d September, 1836.
R. L. Browning 26th October, 1836.
BOATSWAINS.  
John Freeman 20th July, 1836.
Theodore Fernald 6th October, 1836.
GUNNER.  
John M. Green 8th September, 1836.
CARPENTERS.  
John Williston 14th October, 1836.
John A. Barnicoat 14th September, 1836.
SAIL MAKER.  
Wm. Bennett 18th April, 1836.
MARINE OFFICER.  
Henry W. Fowler, 1st Lt. 8th June, 1836.
NAVY AGENT.  
Byrd C. Willis 20th April, 1836.

--506--

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U.

SUPPRESSION of the slave trade. under act of March 3, 1819.

1835.    
Nov. 11 To balance in the Treasury this day $13,489 55
Nov. 19 To this sum, refunded by John B. Pinney, agent 150 00
    $13,639 55
1836.    
Nov. 23 To balance in the Treasury this day $11,413 58

 

1835.    
Nov. 30 By cash paid John McPhial, agent $1,665 00
1836.    
April 27 By do. J. B. Pinney's draft 140 00
June 25 By do. American Colonization Society, for conveying two female Africans to Liberia 200 00
July 28 By cash paid W. C. H. Waddell, marshal of southern district of New York, for custody and support of two female Africans - 220 97
Nov. 23 By amount to balance 11,413 58
    $13,639 55

 

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Published:Wed May 18 12:33:39 EDT 2016