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Report of the Secretary of the Navy [1837] 

REPORT

of

THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

Navy Department
December 2, 1837.

Sir:

In the performance of my duty to lay before you at this time the condition of our navy, I beg leave to submit the following report

Within the year past, the repairs of the Columbus, Ohio, and Delaware ships of the line, have been completed. The ship of the line Pennsylvania has been launched, and her equipments so far advanced as to be nearly ready to proceed to Norfolk, where they will be completed. The Erie, John Adams, and Ontario sloops of war have been repaired. The steamer Fulton, with her engines and machinery is nearly fit for service. Two sloops of war, to be called the Cyane and Levant, have been commenced under the appropriations of last year, and are nearly ready for launching, the one at Boston and the other at New York.

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

The squadron in the Mediterranean consists of the frigates Constitution and the United States, and the schooner Shark. This is less than the usual force upon that station, but is deemed adequate to the present exigencies of our commerce in that sea; and as vessels were much wanted for other stations, none have been sent to that since the return of the Potomac and John Adams.

The frigate Constitution must be recalled in the early part of the coming year, when an addition can be conveniently made to this squadron, and the ship of the line Pennsylvania sent to that station, should it be deemed expedient.

Our force in the Pacific at the time of my last annual report, was combed of the frigate Brandywine and the schooners Dolphin and Boxer; since which, the Brandywine, Commodore Wadsworth, has returned to the United States, and the Dolphin has been condemned and sold. The squadron now consists of the ship of the line North Carolina, Commodore Ballard, and the sloops of war Falmouth and Lexington, and the schooners Enterprise and Boxer.

This is a considerable addition to our force on that station, but not greater than a due regard for our commerce in the Pacific at this time seemed to require.

The sloop of war Erie, Commodore Renshaw, returned from the coast of Brazil on the 15th of September last; and our squadron on that station now consists of the razee Independence, Commodore John B. Nicholson,

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the sloop of war Fairfield, and the brig Dolphin. The Independence sailed from Boston on the 20th of May last, having on board our Minister to Russia, Mr. Dallas, whom Commodore Nicholson landed at Cronstadt on the 29th of July, and then proceeded to his station on the coast of Brazil.

In the West Indies, the frigate Constellation, the sloops of war Boston, Concord, Natchez, St. Louis, and Vandalia, and the schooner Grampus, composed the squadron under Commodore Dallas. To this large force has been added the sloop of war Ontario, which sailed from New York on the 19th of August last, carrying out, in addition to her own crew, an extra number of seamen and marines.

The revenue cutlers Dexter and Jefferson, which, by consent of the Secretary of the Treasury, were transferred to Commodore Dallas, after having performed the duties required of them, have been returned to the revenue service; and the steamers American and Major Dade, also under his command, have been transferred to the army, at the request of the Secretary of War.

The employment of these revenue cutters and steamboats, under the command of Commodore Dallas, has subjected the Navy Department to heavy charges, not provided for in the appropriations for the year 1837.

The West India squadron has been most actively and efficiently employed in the complicated duties of protecting the persons and property of our merchants and other citizens, in the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico; of co-operating with our land forces in the Florida war, and of preventing the importation of slaves.

The sloop of war Peacock, Commodore Kennedy, which, with the schooner Enterprise, sailed from New York in April, 1835, on a cruise in the East Indies, and along the coast of Asia, with a view to the protection and extension of our commerce in that quarter, returned to the United States on the 26th of October last, having successfully accomplished the objects for which the cruise was undertaken. The Enterprise was detained by Commodore Ballard on the Pacific station, where her services were required.

Commodore Read, with the frigate Columbia and the sloop of war John Adams, is ordered to perform a cruise in the East Indies, and is expected to sail in a few days. A part of his crews are detained a short time, to assist in taking the ship of the line Pennsylvania from Philadelphia to Norfolk.

For the purpose of protecting our commerce and suppressing the slave trade on the coast of Africa, our ships of war have been occasionally ordered to touch at the settlements on that coast. The most recent visits to these have been made by the brig Dolphin, on her passage out to the coast of Brazil, and by the frigate Potomac, on her return from the Mediterranean to the United States. These visits have given the highest satisfaction to the colonists on the coast and will no doubt be attended with beneficial results.

Lieutenant Commandant Gedney, in the schooner Jersey, and Lieutenant Commandant Blake, in the schooner Experiment, with their officers and crews, as sounding parties, attached to the coast survey, have been actively and very advantageously employed in the harbor of New York and waters adjacent. The discovery, by Lieutenant Commandant Gedney, of a new channel into the harbor of New York, through which the heaviest ships may pass without danger, must add greatly to the commercial advantages of that harbor, and to its value as a naval station.

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The survey of the harbors south of the Chesapeake, made by Commodore M. T. Woolsey, Captain Alexander Claxton, and Commander E. R. Shubrick, who were sent out for that purpose in the brig Porpoise, under the command of Lieutenant Commandant William Ramsay, being finished, that brig has since been employed, under the command of Lieutenant Commandant Wilkes, in the survey and examination of George's shoals, off the coast of Massachusetts.

This survey has, after much labor, been finished in the most satisfactory manner, and will add much to the safety of a navigation hitherto considered dangerous. Lieutenant Commandant Wilkes is now ordered to take command of the brig Porpoise, and make an examination and survey of the harbors of Beaufort and Wilmington, in North Carolina, and a survey of May river, from Tybec bar to the Hunting island, which surveys are required by the act of the 3d of March last, making appropriations for the naval service

Upon the application of the Board of Navy Commissioners, seventeen officers of the navy were placed under their orders for the purpose of making examinations required by the second section of an act of Congress of the 3d of March last, in relation to a selection of sites for light-houses. These officers have completed the duties assigned to them in a satisfactory manner, as the Commissioners have reported to the Secretary of the Treasury. The travelling expenses and increased pay consequent upon the employment of these officers on this duty, have been borne by the Navy Department, and have to that extent increased the naval expenditures beyond what was contemplated in the estimates for the year.

The vessels enumerated in commission on foreign stations, or about to sail, including the five vessels of the South sea exploring expedition, compose a larger naval force than we have had in commission at any time since the late war with Great Britain.

The satisfactory condition of our force abroad affords us the opportunity of providing for a home squadron for the protection of commerce on our extensive coast. Estimates for such a squadron are submitted with those for the general naval service for the year 1838.

Within the past year the number of captains of the navy has been increased from forty to fifty; of commanders, from forty-one to fifty; of lieutenants, from two hundred and sixty to two hundred and eighty; of surgeons, from forty-four to fifty; and of assistant surgeons, from fifty to sixty.

This increase of officers was deemed necessary, from the increased number of ships to be put in commission, to meet the exigencies of our growing commerce.

The numbers of surgeons and assistant surgeons have not been increased in a just proportion with those of the captains, commanders, and lieutenants, and the wants of the service require a further addition to their numbers.

As the appropriations for the South sea exploring expedition, in the law authorizing the same, amounting to three hundred thousand dollars, were inadequate to the expense of its outfit, it became necessary to submit estimates for further appropriations for this object, which was done at the last stated session of Congress.

With my letter to the President of the United States of the 6th of February last, and by him submitted to the House of Representatives, were statements of the Board of Navy Commissioners, by which it appears, that

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there had been expended upon the Macedonian, from those appropriations, about $62,000; upon the ship Relief, barks Pioneer and Consort, and schooner Pilot to be taken from the same appropriations, the sum of $168,000; and that to complete the equipments of these vessels, exclusively of provisions, instruments, and contingencies, with the preparation of which the board was not charged, it was estimated that $70,000 more would be required; making in all $300,500, exceeding by $500 the amount of the appropriations.

The estimate submitted for the annual expenses of these vessels was $346,431 60; amounting, for the three years, during which time it was intended the exploring squadron should be absent, to $1,039,293 00. In this estimate is included the sum of $43,842 50 for the annual expense of the scientific corps of the expedition, amounting, with their assistants, to the number of eighteen.

As this statement of facts could leave no doubt that the exploring expedition would cost nearly, if not quite, a million and a half of dollars, and as it greatly exceeded in number of vessels and men the most successful expeditions of a like character heretofore sent out by the maritime powers of Europe, it was believed that its amount would have been reduced by withholding a part of the appropriations asked for by the estimates. This, however, was not deemed expedient, and the full appropriations were made by the act of the 3d of March last.

Before this time, Lieutenant Commandant Tatnall, who had performed a cruise to the coast of Mexico in the Pioneer, reported so unfavorably on her sailing, that it was deemed proper to examine into her condition, as well as that of the bark Consort and schooner Pilot, which, with the Pioneer, had been built expressly for this expedition, and which, in point of sailing, were not considered equal to the Pioneer.

On the 10th of April, Commodore Jones was informed that the Commissioner of the Navy had made arrangements to have a thorough examination of the barks Pioneer and Consort, and the schooner Pilot, with a view to ascertain their sufficiency for the service contemplated; that the chief constructor, Col. Humphries, and Mr. Grice, naval architect, were ordered on this duty, and Commodore Jones was requested to join them, which he did.

On the 20th of April, at his own suggestion, he was instructed, with the vessels of his squadron, except the Macedonian, to proceed to sea, and make a full trial of their sailing qualities; and was directed to return to Norfolk within twenty days after sailing.

Commodore Jones, on his return from his experimental cruise, reported favorably of the sailing qualities of the vessels; but recommended that they should he put into dry dock, for the purpose of the examination which had been proposed, and for such repairs and alterations as might be deemed necessary. Measures were taken for doing this as soon as the ship of the line Delaware, then under a course of repairs, could be taken out of the dock.

On the 30th of May, Commodore Warrington was directed to prepare the Pioneer, Consort, and Pilot, for going into dock. As Commodore Jones had required that another schooner should be added to his squadron, without which he should not consider the expedition complete or efficient, it seemed the more proper that the condition of these vessels should be thoroughly examined.

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On the 8th of June, a board of five officers, Commodores Chauncey, Morris, Warrington, Patterson, and Wadsworth, was ordered to make such examination, and to inquire whether the expedition might not be reduced in number of vessels and men, with advantage to the country, and without prejudice to the success of the expedition. This inquiry I wished made, from the consideration that the difficulty of procuring the necessary funds for fitting out this squadron was greatly increased by the suspension of specie payments by the banks, which had then taken place, which difficulty had not been foreseen by Congress when the large appropriations for the expedition were granted, and which made it the duty of the different departments of Government to limit the usual and authorized expenditures, as far as the same could be done without injury to the public service; and from the consideration that, should a part of the vessels of the squadron be found unfit for the service required, it would be better that the squadron should sail with a reduced force, than wait until other vessels could he substituted.

On the 13th of July, the board reported that the occupation of the dock at Gosport, and the employment of some of the members of the board, prevented a meeting until the 30th of June. That the barks and schooner were put into dock and examined; certain alterations recommended, which could soon be completed, by which the vessels "might be made to answer the purposes proposed sufficiently well to justify their employment."

The board state that, had they "been called upon before any preparations had been made, to state the number and character of the vessels which, in their opinion, would be best calculated to secure the attainment of these proposed objects, they certainly would not have recommended those which have been prepared." They were of opinion that a smaller number would have answered the purposes; yet, from a consideration of the expense incurred, the time spent in preparing the force, and other circumstances which they enumerate, and as the officer selected to command the expedition was satisfied with the vessels, they came to the conclusion, that no reduction could be made in their amount at this late period, without prejudice to the success of the expedition. They, however, recommended a reduction of the number of officers and men to about five hundred, exclusive of the scientific corps. To this reduction, although, in my opinion, a very proper one, Commodore Jones made such decided objections, that I thought proper to yield to his wishes, and so informed him; and his force was continued at six hundred and three officers and men, exclusive of the scientific corps.

Before the proposed alterations could be completed. Commodore Jones discovered that the cooking galleys, originally ordered at his request, made upon a new plan for burning anthracite coal, would not answer the purpose proposed; and on the 1st of August he requested they might be replaced by others. The galleys wanted have been made with all possible despatch, at the navy yard at this place, and the last of them was sent to Norfolk on the 6th October.

On the 26th of September, I issued orders to Commodore Jones to proceed with the vessels of his squadron from Norfolk to New York, as soon as they could be prepared for removal. He was not able to sail from Norfolk before the 12th of October, and arrived at the harbor of New York on the 16th of that month.

As I believed the schooner Pilot, notwithstanding the alterations made in

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her, was not well fitted for service in the expedition, I gave to Commodore Jones the privilege of purchasing such a fast sailing schooner as he might select, to be substituted for the Pilot. In consequence of which, on the 8th of September, he purchased the schooner Clara, now called the Active, for eight thousand dollars; upon which he was authorized to put such repairs and improvements as he might think necessary, at the navy yard, New York.

Although the vessels had not heretofore been in a situation to receive the scientific corps, and I could not, with propriety, order them to report to the commodore for duty, yet, I thought it proper to put them upon pay; which was done on the 4th day of July last. And I requested Commodore Jones, if his convenience would permit, to meet a large portion of them at Philadelphia, for the purpose of having a perfect understanding with them, as to their accommodation, with their books, instruments. &c., on board the vessels of his squadron. This meeting took place in July, and such arrangements, I understood, were made, as were perfectly satisfactory to the commodore and to the gentlemen of the scientific corps.

As it was necessary to procure a great variety of articles for the gentlemen of the scientific corps, for which requisitions could not conveniently be made without a consumption of much time, I found it necessary to place funds in the hands of one gentleman of the corps in Philadelphia, and one in New York. I also placed five thousand dollars in the hands of Commodore Jones, on the 29th of August last, for the purpose of purchasing such articles for the expedition as it was inconvenient to make requisitions for; and on the 12th of October placed twelve thousand dollars, subject to his drafts, for like purposes, in the hands of his purser. This unusual course was adopted that there might be no delay in the sailing of the expedition.

The objects of removing the squadron from Norfolk to New York, as stated by Commodore Jones, were to complete the stores, and to introduce some proper apparatus for heating the vessels in cold latitudes. These, I took it for granted, would not require more than two or three weeks for their completion; and from the general order of Commodore Jones at Norfolk, I felt a confidence the expedition would leave the United States in the month of November. I, therefore, as soon as I knew of the arrival of the squadron in New York, directed the gentlemen of the scientific corps to report to Commodore Jones for duty.

On the 3d of November, I wrote to Commodore Jones that the chronometers for his squadron were ready at the depot, in this place, and requested him to send two competent officers to take charge of them. On the 10th of the month I sent him sailing instructions, to be carried into effect as soon as his vessels were, in all respects, ready for sea, and on the 16th of the month, twenty-five chronometers, in good order, were delivered to the officers sent for them.

Had I known the extent of work required for the vessels of the squadron, after their arrival at New York, I should not so soon have directed the scientific corps to report, or have issued my sailing instructions.

By a letter from Commodore Ridgely of the 21st of November, I find that the work upon the vessels of this squadron, after their arrival at New York, up to the 15th of the month, amounted to four thousand six hundred and thirty-one dollars; and that there remained to be done, after that day,

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to the amount of two thousand three hundred and thirty-three dollars, all of which requires much more time than I had anticipated.

All this work, I believe, however, is necessary, and would not have been ordered by Commodore Jones if the health and comfort of his crews, and the safety of the expedition, had not depended, upon it; and, impatient as the public is that the expedition should sail immediately, it is better that there should still be some days' or weeks' delay, than that it should sail before the vessels are fully prepared.

The Commissioners of the Navy hold no correspondence with the commanders of vessels in commission, except in relation to their supplies of provisions and stores. The steps, therefore, taken by Commodore Jones, under his discretionary powers, to have the vessels of his squadron fitted out as he should deem most expedient, were not under the control of the commissioners, nor subjected to the strict regulations generally observed in fitting out vessels for foreign stations.

It was believed, however, that but little work remained to be done on the vessels after their sailing from Norfolk, and that but a small advance would be required for completing the stores. Yet it appears, from the letter of Commodore Ridgely, before cited, that the expenditures required at New York for these vessels amount to the sum of $6,932 89, and for the schooner Active, including sea stores, the sum of $14,700 96; in all, $21,633 85. To these must be added purchases, made by authority of Commodore Jones, of articles, for which requisitions have not been required, the amount of which is not known.

In my last report to the House of Representatives, of the 13th of October last, I expressed an opinion that no further appropriation would be wanted for the expedition for the present year; but in ascertaining all the expenditures for the vessels since they left Norfolk, and what is still required for their equipment, it may be found that a further appropriation will be wanted tor the present year, the amount of which cannot now be stated.

In obedience to a law of the 3d of March, 1835, authorizing the construction of a dry dock for the naval service in the harbor of New York, or in its adjacent waters, I caused soundings and other examinations to be made by an able engineer, Loammi Baldwin, Esq., for the purpose of selecting a proper site for such dry dock. The report of Mr. Baldwin was decidedly in favor of the present navy yard at Brooklyn, as this site; which was accordingly recommended in my report to the House of Representatives. This it appears, however, was not satisfactory: and on the 3d of June, 1836, the House of Representatives, by their resolution, directed this department to ascertain, as far as practicable, the practicability of establishing a navy yard at or near Barn island, in the straits called the East river, which connects Long Island sound with New York bay; also at Perth Amboy and Jersey City, in the State of New Jersey; the comparative advantages and disadvantages of those sites, and the site of the navy yard at the Wallabout, on Long island, for the purposes of a navy yard; the expense of erecting the works recommended by Colonel Baldwin at the Wallabout, according to the plan prescribed by that engineer; the expense of a dry dock at each of the above positions; the expense of purchasing the necessary quantity of land, and erecting buildings of equal convenience with those now owned by the United States at the Wallabout, and the probable amount for which the lands, buildings, and other property of the United States at the Wallabout might be disposed of, if offered for sale.

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Under this resolution, I employed Mr. Baldwin to make the necessary examinations and inquiries, and on the 10th of December last, submitted to the House Mr. Baldwin's very elaborate report, by which it, would appear that the navy yard at Brooklyn, according to his former report, should be selected as the site of the proposed dry dock.

On the 22d of February last, the House of Representatives resolved, that the Secretary of the Navy be directed to cause an examination to be made of the various positions not heretofore examined within the waters of the New York bay and its vicinity, which are adapted to the establishment and construction of dry docks, and to report their comparative advantages and disadvantages to the House of Representatives at the opening of the next session of Congress.

Under this resolution. I employed Professor James Renwick, of New York, to make the necessary examinations. He surveyed, with great labor and care, a bay at Constable's Point, in New Jersey, called Kill Van Kull, which, in his opinion, presents many advantages as a station for a dry dock and navy yard; which will be communicated to the House of Representatives in a separate report.

It is greatly to be regretted that so much time has been lost in making the proper selection for the site of this dry dock, the completion of which would be of the greatest advantage to the naval service.

In my last annual report, I stated that previously to the passing of the act of the 30th of 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 at Pensacola; to the senior marine officers in the squadrons in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, on the Brazilian coast, and in 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 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 the 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 was a case of difficulty which, it was respectfully suggested, required legislative interference; which suggestion I beg leave to repeat.

The rule for allowing double or increased rations should be fixed by law. This subject has received the attention, but not the final action of Congress.

The report of Commodores Stewart and Dallas, and Captain Bolton, who were appointed a board to prepare plans for the improvement of the navy yard at Pensacola, contains no estimates of the expense of carrying the proposed improvements into effect; and as that expense must be necessarily

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very great, it was deemed proper to employ an able engineer to make the necessary estimates.

Col. Loammi Baldwin, under whose superintendence our two dry docks were constructed, was applied to for this purpose, and an arrangement made with him to perform this service, if the professional business he had engaged to perform in the State of Georgia would permit, of which there would have been but little doubt; but his loss of health on this previous duty was such as to leave no hope that he could, during the proper season, make the examinations and estimates required.

An arrangement has since been made with Col. Totten, of the army, with the assent of the Secretary of War, to make these examinations and estimates, and he is now on his way to Pensacola for this purpose. It is hoped that, in the course of this and the next month, this important duty may be performed in a satisfactory manner by the officer to whom it is entrusted.

NAVY PENSION FUND.

The number of invalid pensioners payable out of this fund is 356
And the annual sum required to pay them is $28,895 70  
The number of widow pensioners is 238
And the annual sum required to pay them is 47,820 00  
The number of minor children pensioners is 81
And the annual sum required to pay them is 11,052 00  
The whole number of pensioners is 678
And the present annual charge is $87,767 70  
This statement is complete to the 1st of October, 1827.
The amount of arrears to invalids under the act of the 3d of March, 1837, is $117,949 85 2/3
The amount of arrears to widows is 270,125 37 [1/3]
The amount of arrears to children is 190,341 89
Total of arrears as ascertained to the 1st of October, 1837, and paid to 1st of July, 1837, under the same act, is $578,417 12
The amount of stocks owned by the navy pension fund on the 1st of October, 1837, was $1,049,232 25
On the 8th of November, 1837, there was sold Pennsylvania stock belonging to the fund, to the nominal amount of $55,000 00  
And United States Bank stock paid for by the Secretary of the Treasury 641,600 00  
  $696,600 00
Therefore, the present amount of stocks will be only $352,632 25
But of the proceeds of the United States Bank stock, about 200,000 00
may be invested in stock, and the capital of the fund for the next year may be stated at. $552,632 25

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PRIVATEER PENSION FUND.

It was mentioned in my last annual report, that this fund would probably be exhausted previously to January, 1838; accordingly the last stock was sold in May last, and the proceeds applied to pensions. The number of pensioners payable out of this fund is 36.

And the annual amount required to pay them $2,920.

Pensions to invalids were, according to law, granted to be paid during life, or continuance of disability; it is therefore recommended, as in my last report, that provision be made to pay these pensioners.

It is estimated that the annual sum of $1,000 00 will be sufficient, not only for this purpose, but also to pay the debts of the fund, and satisfy any claims that may be allowed under existing laws.

On the 1st of January next, six months pay will be due, and should a law not be made early enough to authorize the payment at that time, most of the pensioners will, in all probability, be much distressed and disappointed.

NAVY HOSPITAL FUND.

The balance in the Treasury to the credit of this fund on the 1st of October, 1830, was $75,717 36
And the receipts to the 1st of October, 1837 19,293 00
  $95,010 36
Expenditures to 1st October, 1837 808 00
Balance 1st October, 1837 $94,202 36

The particulars from which the above statements are made will be seen in the documents accompanying this report, marked from N1 to N11.

A separate report, in obedience to a resolution of the Senate of the 13th of October last, will be made, of the state, condition, and amount, of the navy pension fund, the operation and effect upon the fund by the act of the 3d of March last, for the more equitable administration of the navy pension fund, and the number and names of persons placed on the pension list, the times when pensions were granted to them, and the amount of money paid to each under said act.

The duties imposed upon this department by the operation of this act are extremely onerous; and require, as I would most respectfully suggest, the aid of a separate bureau, under a proper head as Commissioner of Navy Pensions, with powers and duties similar to those of the Commissioner of Pensions of the War Department.

In compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d of March, 1836, a board of officers was appointed to ascertain the efficiency, and test the safety, of the medium or light guns of the navy, and to compare their effects with those of the guns for which they were proposed to be substituted. The necessary preparations and other causes prevented a completion of these duties until the 28th of September last.

From the report made by the board on that day, it appears that, after subjecting the medium or light guns to severe tests, they were all satisfied with their safety when used with proper charges.

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They were also unanimously of opinion that the medium thirty-two pounders were to be preferred to the heavy twenty-four pounders for the upper gun decks of ships of the line; and three of the five commissioners would prefer the medium thirty-two pounders to twenty-four pounders, for the gun decks of heavy frigates.

The comparative advantages between the light twenty-four pounders and the forty-two pound carronades, seem to leave the question of relative efficiency to depend upon the circumstances of space in our own vessels, and the distance of an enemy in case of action; which, being variable in themselves, their relative efficiency, would probably be estimated differently by different individuals.

A copy of the report of the board is hereto annexed, marked V. Commodore T. ap Catesby Jones having presented to the board his individual views in a letter, an extract of such parts of the same as relates to the subject of the resolution, is also annexed, marked W.

Upon a late report that an atrocious piracy had been committed near our coast upon the packet Susquehannah, our officers and seamen, with great alacrity, volunteered their services to go in pursuit of the supposed pirate, In performing this duty they encountered unusual hardships and privations, for which their usual pay and emoluments form no adequate compensation. I would respectfully suggest the propriety of making provision by law for giving suitable rewards in this case, as well as in like cases, which may hereafter occur.

In my annual report of December, 1835, I took the liberty of suggesting the necessity of establishing a national foundry for the purpose of casting cannon, shot, and shells, as well for the army as navy. This subject I beg leave to bring to your notice as one of great importance.

An establishment for the manufacture of powder for the army and navy is one of nearly equal importance. It is believed that under a joint board of officers of the army and navy, these objects may be effected with great advantage to the country.

It is my duty to state that the building occupied as offices of the Navy Department is not such as to afford the proper and convenient accommodations to the officers and clerks employed. The want of rooms for the documents and vouchers of the department has made it necessary to crowd the halls and passages of the building with wooden boxes filled with papers. This adds much to the danger from fire, to which the building, with its valuable contents, is daily exposed. It is hoped measures may be adopted for extending the building, and for the safe keeping of the valuable records and papers it contains.

By the statement marked U, hereto annexed, it will appear that of the appropriations heretofore made for the suppression of the slave-trade, there remained in the Treasury, on the 23d of November last, $10,763 74.

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,

To the President of the United States.

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SCHEDULE OF PAPERS

Accompanying the report of the Secretary of the Navy to the President of the United States, of December 2, 1837.

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 expenses of the southwest Executive building.

D. The general estimate for the navy.

Detailed estimate D1, for vessels in commission.

D2, for receiving vessels.

D3, for recruiting stations.

D4, yards and stations—pay of officers and others at.

D5, for officers waiting orders and on furlough.

D6, for provisions.

D7, for improvements and repairs of navy yards.

E. Special—for hospitals.

E1, for magazines.

E2, for receiving vessels.

F. Estimates 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 on the stocks.

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 in relation to the two sloops of war and six small vessels which were authorized by the act of appropriation for the navy, approved March 3, 1837.

N1 to N11

Navy pension fund--list of pensioners, &c.

Privateer pension fund—list of pensioners. &c.

Navy hospital fund.

R. List of deaths in the navy.

S. List of dismissions from the navy.

T. List of resignations in the navy.

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

V. Report of commissioners for testing certain naval ordnance.

W. Letter and report of Commodore T. ap Catesby Jones, one of the commissioners for testing naval ordnance.

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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 1838.

Secretary of the Navy $6,000
Six clerks, per act of April 20, 1818 $8,200  
One clerk, per act of May 20, 1824 1,000  
One clerk, per act of March 2, 1827 1,000  
  10,200
One clerk of navy and privateer pension, and navy hospital funds, per act of July 10, 1832 1,600  
Messenger and assistant messenger 1,050  
Contingent expenses 3,000  
    5,650
The amount necessary to continue the increase of the salaries of the clerks in this office, as allowed by an act of the second session of the 24th Congress, which expires with the next session of the 25th Congress, will be 1,570
  $23,420
Proposed.
For one additional clerk 1,000
  $24,420

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B.

ESTIMATE of the sums required for the support of the Navy Commissioners' office for the year 1838.

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, draughtsman, and messenger, per acts of April 20, 1818, May 24, 1824, and March 2, 1827 8,450
For contingent expenses 1,800
  $22,750
The salaries of the different clerks are stated as they are regulated by the acts which are quoted above, and without reference to the increase granted at a late session of Congress, which will expire with the next session of Congress; the amount necessary to meet this special appropriation will be 1,345
  $24,095
Proposed.
For one additional clerk 1,000
Total required for Navy Commissioners' office $25,095

The services of an additional clerk are necessary to enable the board so to distribute the duties of the clerks of their office, as to secure correct

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accounts of the quantity and distribution of timber; the condition, qauntities, and the cost of vessels; and to aid the chief naval constructor in preparing, building, and other instructions for the guidance of the constructors at yards in building and preparing vessels, and for contractors.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
     November 24, 1837.

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C.

ESTIMATE of the sums required for the expenses of the southwest Executive building for the year 1838.

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 general service of the navy, during the year 1838, in addition to the balances which may remain on hand on the 1st day of January, 1838, the sum of five million one hundred and eighty-five thousand one hundred and twenty-four dollars and ninety-one cents. 

  Estimated for 1838, including surveying and exploring expedition. Appropriated for 1837, including surveying and exploring expedition.
1st. For the pay of commission, warrant, and petty officers, and seamen $2,344,854 91 $2,454,686 00
2d. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the civil establishments at the several yards 69,770 00 69,470 00
3d. For provisions 660,000 00 762,865 00
4th. For the repairs of vessels in ordinary, and the repairs and wear and tear of vessels in commission 1,250,000 00 1,250,000 00
5th. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other expenses on account of the sick 75,000 00 39,000 00
6th. For the improvement and necessary repairs of navy yards, viz:    
Portsmouth 20,000 00 47,700 00
Charlestown 74,000 00 124,000 00
Brooklyn 61,000 00 62,500 00

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ESTIMATE D—Continued.

  Estimated
for 1838
Approp'd
for 1837
Philadelphia $21,500 00 $34,850 00
Washington 30,000 00 52,850 00
Gosport 77,500 00 140,500 00
Pensacola 76,500 00 78,000 00
7th. For ordnance and ordnance stores 65,000 00 72,000 00
8th. For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz: For the freight and transportation of materials and stores of every description; for wharfage and dockage, storage and rent, travelling expenses of officers, and transportation of seamen; for funeral expenses; for commissions, clerk hire, office rent, stationery and fuel for navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for apprehending deserters; for compensation to judge advocate; 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; for books, maps, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models, and drawings; for the purchase and repairs of fire engines and machinery; for the repair of steam engines in navy yards; for the purchase and maintenance, of oxen and horses, and for carts, timber wheels, and workmen's tools, of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage, and towing ships of war; for taxes and assessments on public property; for assistance rendered to vessels in distress; for incidental labor at navy yards not applicable to any other appropriation; for coal and other fuel, and for candles and oil for the use of navy yards and shore stations, and for no other object whatever. 450,000 00 487,600 00
9th. For contingent expenses for objects not herein before enumerated 3,000 00 3,000 00

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ESTIMATE D-Continued.

  Estimated
for 1838
Approp'd
for 1837
Estimated for 1838 $5,185,124 91 $5,679,021 00
Appropriated for 1837 5,679,024 00  
Estimate for 1838 less than appropriation for 1837 $493,896 09  
For special objects.    
For launching and securing the ship of the line Pennsylvania   $100,000 00
For building and equipping two sloops of war from frames already provided, &c.   286,000 00
And for building six small vessels of war, &c.   400,000
For a new hospital building and an assistant surgeon's bouse at Pensacola, &c. $31,500 00 47,500 00
For erecting sea-wall, enclosing hospital grounds, &c. at Norfolk 9,000 00 18,000 00
For graduating and enclosing grounds, &c. at naval asylum, Philadelphia 2,600 00 10,460 00
For extending hospital building, N. York 60,000 00 66,000 00
For completing hospital building, &c., Boston 3,500 00 1,350 00
For sea wall and repairs of the enclosure of the magazine upon Ellis's island, New York 3,800 00 1,250 00
For completing enclosure of the magazine, wharf, &c., Boston   2,750 00
For the purchase of land from the town of Portsmouth, enclosed by the walls of the navy yard, Gosport, Virginia   4,779 00
For the purchase of vessels to be used for receiving vessels at Philadelphia and Baltimore 25,000 00  
For the repairs of the magazine, filling house, wharf, and railway, at Norfolk 750 00  
For building wall round magazine at Pensacola 3,000 00  
Estimated for 1838 $139,150 00 $932,089 00
Appropriated for 1837 932,089 00  
Estimated for 1838 less than appropriated for 1837 $792,939 00  
Total estimates for 1838.    
General $5,185,124 91  

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ESTIMATE D—Continued.

  Estimated for 1837. Approp'd for 1837.
Special 139,150 00  
  $5,324,274 91  
Total appropriation for 1837.    
General $5,679,021 00 6,611,110 00  
Special 932,089 00
Total estimates for 1838,    
Less than total appropriation for 1837 $1,286,835 09  

Navy Commissioners' Office,
     November 24, 1837.

I. CHAUNCEY,
C. MORRIS,
ALEX. S. WADSWORTH.

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D1.

ESTIMATE of the amount of pay that will be required, for the year 1838, for the following vessels in commission: two ships of the line, one razee, three frigates, first class, two frigates, second class, ten sloops of war, first, and two of the second class, seven brigs and schooners, one steamer, and four vessels for the exploring expedition, being part of the first item, in the general estimate for that year.

Six commanders of squadrons $24,000 00
One ship of the line, three decks 196,515 25
One ship of the line, two decks 152,455 25
One razee 114,619 25
Three frigates, first class 266,715 75
Two frigates, second class 151,681 18
Ten sloops of war first class 437,399 16
Two sloops of war, second class 79,439 82
Seven brigs and schooners 126,722 75
One steamer 36,047 25
Four vessels for exploring squadron 132,119 25
Thirty-two vessels 1,717,714 91
Appropriated for 1837 $1,845,940 75
Estimated for 1838 1,717,714 91
This sum, less estimated for 1838 than was appropriated for 1837 128,225 84

Note.—This diminution arises from a difference in the number and classes of vessels proposed to be employed in 1837 and 1838.

I. CHAUNCEY,

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 24. 1837.

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D2.

ESTIMATE of the number and pay of officers, &c., required for five receiving vessels for the year 1838, being part of the first item in the general estimate.

  Boston New York Philadelphia Baltimore Norfolk Total number Aggregate amount
Commanders 1 1 1   1 4 $8,400 00
Lieutenants 3 3 2 2 3 13 19,560 00
Masters 1 1 1     4 4,000 00
Pursers 1 1       3 1,987 50
Passed midshipmen 2 2       6 4,500 00
Midshipmen 6 6 3 3 6 24 8,400 00
Boatswains 1 1     1 3 1,500 00
Boatswains mates 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,140 00
Gunner's mates 1 1     1 3 684 00
Carpenter's mates 1 1 1   1 4 912 00
Masters-at-arms 1 1     1 3 648 00
Ship's stewards 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officer's stewards 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Ship's cooks 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officer's cooks 2 2 1   2 7 1,512 00
Seamen 2 2 2 2 2 10 1,440 00
Ordinary seamen 6 6 4 2 6 21 2,880 00
Boys 10 10 3 2 10 35 2,940 00
  42 42 22 15 42 163 63,683 50
Appropriated for 1837 193,787 50
Less estimated for 1838 than was appropriated in 1837 130,104 00

Note.-This reduction of $130,104 arises from a reduction in the number of officers and others for the receiving vessels at Boston, New York, and Norfolk. The estimates for 1837 contemplated that ships of the line prepared for service, excepting provisions and perishable shores, should be used for this purpose at these stations, with a complement of officers and a partial complement of petty officers and seamen, for the double purpose of giving the recruits better preparatory training for sea service, and to have a respectable force ready for any unexpected demand. It having been determined that this plan should be relinquished in part, the estimates have been prepared accordingly.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 24, 1837.

 

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D3.

ESTIMATE of the pay of the officers attached to five recruiting stations, for the year 1838, being part of the first item in the general estimate.

  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
Surgeons 1 1 1 1 1 5 8,750 00
Midshipmen 2 2 2 2 2 10 3,500 00
  6 6 6 6 6 30 37,750 00

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office. Nov. 24, 1837.

 

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D4.

ESTIMATE of the pay of the officers and others at navy yards and stations, for the year 1838.

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 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 941 75  
1 Steward 210  
      $14,107 75

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D4-Continued.

No. PORTSMOUTH, N. H.,-Continued Pay Aggregate
  Ordinary    
1 Lieutenant $1,500  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
6 Seamen, at $144 864  
12 Ordinary seamen, at $120 1,440  
    $4,032 00
  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 00
Total $23,739 75
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 2,100  
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  

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D4—Continued.

No. BOSTON—Continued. Pay Aggregate
1 Carpenter $500  
1 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 00
  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 00
  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 the magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
  [9480] 00
Total $53,537 75

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

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D4—Continued.

  NEW YORK-Continued Pay Aggregate
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 300  
      $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 00
  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 00
  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  
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 00
  Total   $53,535 76

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

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D4—Continued.

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  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 75  
    216  
    $14,907 75
  Ordinary.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
4 Seamen, at $144 576  
12 Ordinary seamen, at $120 1,440  
    3,744 00
  Naval asylum and hospital.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 {When the number} 240  
2 Washers, at $96 {of the sick shall} 192  
1 Cook {require them.} 144  
      5,136 00
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,250  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 900  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 500  
1 Clerk to naval constructor 400  
1 Porter 300  
    7,450 00
  Total $31,237 75

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

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D4—Continued.

No. WASHINGTON. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commandant 2,100  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
2 Masters, one in charge of ordnance, at $1,000 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner as laboratory officer 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 300  
  Steward to hospital 216  
      $16,483 75
  Ordinary.    
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
6 Seamen, at $144 804  
14 Ordinary seamen, at $120 1,680  
      3,000 00
  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  
  Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk to assistant master builder 450  
1 Master camboose-maker and plumber 1,250  
1 Chain cable and anchor maker 1,250  
1 Keeper of magazine 480  
    300  
      10,880 00
  Total   $30,363 75

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D4—Continued.

No. NORFOLK. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 3,000  
2 Masters, at $1,000 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
2 Assistant surgeons, at $950 1,900  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
2 Professors, at $1,200 2,400  
4 Midshipmen, at $350 1,400  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sail-maker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 210  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 300  
      $23,017 75
  Ordinary.    
3 Lieutenants, at $1,500 4,500  
1 Master 1,000  
6 Midshipmen, at $350 2,100  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
4 Carpenter's mates; 3 as caulkers, at $228. 912  
2 Boatswain's mates, at $22S 450  
14 Seamen, at $144 2,010  
36 Ordinary seamen, at $120 4,320  
      16,804 00
  Hospital.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 300  
2 Nurses, at $120 {When the number of} 240  
2 Washers, at $90 {sick shall require} 192  
1 Cook { them.} 144  
      5,136 00
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Master builder 2,300  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 1,050  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  

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D4—Continued.

No. NORFOLK—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
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 master builder 650  
1 Keeper of magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      $10,230 00
  Total   $55, 187 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. PENSACOLA. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,000  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 3,000  
1 Master 1,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
3 Midshipmen, at $350 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 Seaman, at $144 1,440  
10 Ordinary seaman, at $120 1,200  
      3,596 00
  Hospital.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  

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D 4—Continued.

No. PENSCOLA—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
2 Nurses at $120 {When the number of} $240  
2 Washers at $96 {the sick shall re-} 192  
1 Cook {quire them.} 144  
    $3,636 00
  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 00
  Total $30,939 75

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

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 00
  ON DUTY AT WASHINGTON OR ON GENERAL DUTY.    
  Ordnance.    
1 Captain 3,500  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
    5,000 00

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D4—Continued.

No. STATIONS-Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
  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 Janerio 1,500  
    2,700

RECAPITULATION.

  Naval. 1st item. Ordinary. 1st item. Hospital. 1st item. Civil. 2d item. Aggregate.
Portsmouth $14,107 75 $4,032 00   $5,600 00 $23,739 75
Boston 23,017 75 16,804 00 $3,636 00 10,080 00 53,537 75
New York 23,017 75 16,804 00 3,636 00 10,080 00 53,537 75
Philadelphia 14,907 75 3,744 00 5,136 00 7,450 00 31,237 75
Washington 16,483 75 3,000 00   10,880 00 30,363 75
Norfolk 23,017 75 16,804 00 5,136 00 10,230 00 55,187 75
Pensacola 17,957 75 3,596 00 3,636 00 5,750 00 39,939 75
Baltimore 7,362 50       7,362 50
Charleston 7,689 75       7,689 75
Sackett's Harbor 1,000 00       1,000 00
Ordnance 5,000 00       5,000 00
Chart, &c., depot 2,250 00       2,250 00
Naval constructor       3,000 00 3,000 00
Civil engineer       4,000 00 4,000 00
Storekeepers       2,700 00 2,700 00
Total for 1838 155,812 50 64,784 00 21,180 00 69,770 00 311,546 50
Total for 1837 155,812 50 64,784 00 21,180 00 69,470 00 311,246 50
Increase for 1838       300 00  

This increase of $300 arises from the difference of pay allowed to the "master builder" at the navy yard, Philadelphia, and that of "naval constructor," which it is contemplated will be required, for the year 1838.

Navy Commissioners' Office November 24, 1837.

I. CHAUNCEY

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D5.

ESTIMATE of the pay required for the commission and warrant officers, waiting orders and on furlough, for 1838, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

  On leave
and waiting
orders.
On
furlough.
Aggregate
amount.
22 Captains $56,000    
18 Commanders 32,400    
1 do   $900  
78 Lieutenants 93,600    
7 do   4,200  
9 Surgeons 14,400    
1 do   800  
4 Assistant surgeons 2,600    
4 Pursers 2,650    
38 Passed midshipmen 22,800    
4 do   1,200  
1 Sailmaker   180  
On leave $224,450   $224,450 00
On furlough   $7,280 7,280 00
Sixty-four midshipmen, that, after examination,
may be entitled to be arranged as passed midshipmen,
in addition to their pay as midshipmen
19,200 00
Estimated for 1838 $250,930 00
Appropriated for 1837 115,631 25
Increase for 1838 $135,298 75

The increase of the amount under this item, beyond the estimates for 1837, is owing to two causes: the number in some classes of officers in the service has been increased, and the number estimated for vessels in commission for 1838, varies from the numbers estimated for such employment in 1837.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, November 24, 1837.

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D6.

ESTIMATE of the amount required for provisions for the year 1838, explanatory of the third item in the general estimate.

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7,518 persons in vessels in commission, exclusive of marines;
655 marines embarked in vessels in commission;
389 enlisted persons, attached to receiving vessels and shore stations;
 
Making 8,562 persons—at one ration a day, will make 3,125,130 rations, at twenty-five cents each ration, is equal to $781,282 50
Estimating the balance that may remain in the Treasury on the 1st January, 1838,
as available, there may be deducted from this amount the sum of $181,282 50, which, it is presumed, will not be required, say
181,282 50
Which will leave $600,000 00

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, November 24, 1837.

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D7.

ESTIMATE of the proposed improvements and repairs to be made in navy yards during the year 1838, explanatory of the sixth item in the general estimate.

At Portsmouth, N. H.
For securing and extending wharves $15,000
For building a brick steam box house 2,200
For stone foundation under the Alabama 1,400
For repairs of all kinds 1,400
  $20,000

At Charlestown, Mass.
For completing the, store-house on site No. 15 $12,000
For erecting a ship-house on site No. 39 50,000
For drains, &c. for rain water to reservoir 2,000
For repairs of all kinds 10,000
  $74,000

At Brooklyn, N. Y.
For completing timber shed No. 6 $5,750
For an iron store 5,000
For a timber shed 35,000
For foundation for guns, &c. 5,250
For repairs of all kinds 10,000
  $61,000

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At Philadelphia.
For extending wharf at east end of frigate house $1,600
For extending wharf along south side of frigate's slip to the quay wall 6,000
For extending wharf in front of the mast and boat house 4,400
For new floor to mast and boat house, &c. 2,000
For deepening the timber dock 6,500
For repairs of all kinds 1,000
  $21,500

 

At Washington.
For completing building slip $6,000
For completing timber shed 5,000
For completing a building for officers 2,000
For completing tank shop 4,250
For repairs and improvements to machinery 5,000
For other repairs of all kinds 7,750
  $30,000

 

At Gosport, Va.
For building a timber shed No. 12 $20,000
For extending timber sheds Nos. 32 and 33 7,500
For repair of floating gate, &c. of dock 3,000
For wall and gates or timber dock 30,000
For completing extension of No. 30, and machinery, &c. 5,000
For completing No. 1 3,500
For repairs of all kinds 8,500
  $77,500

 

At Pensacola.
For timber shed $30,000
For cisterns 4,700
For completing yard wall 28,000
For slating timber shed 6,000
For a lime house 2,000
For slating store house No. 2 1,200
For slating blacksmith shop 1,600
For repairs of all Kinds 5,000
  $78,500

 

Recapitulation.
Portsmouth, N. H. $20,000
Charlestown, Mass. 74,000
Brooklyn, N. Y. 61,000
Philadelphia 21,500

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Washington $30,000
Gosport, Va. 77,500
Pensacola 78,500
  $362,500

Note.—In framing the estimates for the proposed improvements in navy yards for 1838, the Board of Navy Commissioners have selected from the objects proposed by the respective commandants of the navy yard, such as seemed most important; and have limited the amounts as far as a proper regard to the public interests seemed in their opinion to require.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, November 24, 1837. 

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E.—Special.

HOSPITALS.
For hospital, Charlestown, Mass.  
For building gates, completing fences and out-buildings, continuing sewer, and repairs of the hospital and its dependencies $3,500
For hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y.
For finishing wings of hospital, and their dependencies 60,000
For naval asylum, Philadelphia.
For curbing pavement $900  
For repairs of all kinds 1,700  
  2,600
For hospital, Gosport, Va.
Towards filling in and levelling grounds, &c. $1,000  
For continuation of sea-wall on north shore 4,500  
For repairs of all kinds to hospital and its dependencies 3,500  
  9,000
For hospital, Pensacola.
For additional building- $19,000  
For slating present buildings and completing them 11,000  
For improvement of grounds, enclosures, &c. 1,000  
For preparing a burying ground 500  
  31,500
  $106,600

Note.—In the estimate for hospitals, the board have been induced, by the representations of the commanders, and their own opinions of the probable future wants of the service, to provide for the completion of the plan

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as originally proposed by Commodore Ridgely, for Brooklyn, New York, and for an additional building near the navy yard, Pensacola.

The completion of the sea-wall for the hospital near Norfolk is represented as necessary for the preservation of the hospital grounds from encroachments of the water on the northern side.

The other objects for these places, and for the hospitals near Charlestown and Philadelphia, are represented to be necessary for the preservation or convenient use of the buildings.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
     November 24, 1837.

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E1.—Special.

MAGAZINES.
Magazine at New York.
For repairs of sea-wall and magazine dependencies $3,800
Magazine at Gosport, Va.
For repairs of the magazine, filling-house, wharf, and railway 750
Magazine at Pensacola.
For building a wall around the magazine 3,000
  $7,550

Note.—The estimates for magazines are predicated upon such reports of the respective commandants of navy yards as satisfied the board that the public interests would be promoted by the proposed expenditure.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 24, 1837.

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E2.—Special.

RECEIVING VESSELS.

There will be required for the purchase of two vessels to be used as receiving vessels, one to be placed near the navy yard, Philadelphia, and the other in the harbor of Baltimore $25,000

Note.—The situation of the vessels which are used for the reception of recruits at these places has become such that they can no longer furnish convenient or wholesome accommodations for the men.

It is proposed to purchase roomy merchant vessels for this purpose, if the necessary appropriation should be granted.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
      November 24, 1837.

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F.

GENERAL ESTIMATE of the expenses of the marine corps for the year 1838.

There will be required for the support of the marine corps during the year 1838, in addition to the balances that may remain on hand on the 1st of January, 1838, the sum of three hundred sixty-one thousand four hundred and seventy-seven dollars and twenty-one cents. 

  Estimated
for 1838
Appropriated
for 1837
PAYMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.    
1st. For the pay of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, and subsistence of officers of the marine corps $162,019 60 $163,019 60
QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.    
2d. For provisions for the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, serving on shore, servants, and washerwomen 49,810 14 33,428 80
3d. For clothing 43,695 50 38,655 00
4th. For fuel 15,804 75 14,589 00
5th. For the purchase of a site, and to commence the erection of barracks at Brooklyn, Long island, New York 50,000 00  
6th. For keeping barracks in repair at the different stations, and for the rent of temporary barracks at New York 10,000 00 10,000 00
7th. For transportation of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, and expenses of recruiting 6,000 00 6,000 00
8th. Medicines, hospital supplies, surgical instruments, and pay of a matron and a hospital steward 4,139 29 4,139 20
9th. For contingencies; namely, freight, ferriage-toll, wharfage and cartage, per diem allowance for attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, compensation to judge advocates, house rent where there are no public quarters assigned, per diem allowance to enlisted men employed on constant labor, expenses of burying deceased persons belonging to the marine corps, printing, stationery, forage, postage on public letters, expenses in pursuit of deserters, candles and oil for the different stations, straw for the men, barrack furniture, bed-sacks, spades, axes, shovels, picks, and carpenters' tools 17,977 93 17,977 93
10th. For military stores, pay of armorers, keeping arms in repair, accoutrements, ordnance stores, flags, drums, and fifes 2,000 00 2,000 00
  $361,447 21 $289,809 62

The causes of the excess, as reported with the estimates from the Colonel Commandant under the following items, were as follows:

Subsistence—increased 7 cents per ration, agreeably to the average of contracts for the present year $16,411 34
Clothing—increased $3 per annum for each man, agreeably to the present prices of clothing 3,740 50
Watch-coats-increased 100 in number to meet the ascertained wants of the stations and vessels in commission, and the contract price is $2 25 each, higher than estimated for last year 1,300 00
Fuel—increased 50 cents per cord, agreeably to the contracts for this year 1,215 75
  $22,667 59

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F—Continued.

To which add the amount estimated for barracks at Brooklyn, New York, which was also asked for 1837, but not appropriated $50,000 00
Gives, as the sum of the increase, beyond the appropriation for 1837, under all the different heads, the sum of 72,667 09
From which deduct the amount estimated for pay for 1838—less than was appropriated for 1837 1,000 00
Leaves the total increase of the estimate 71,667 59

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F1.—PAY DEPARTMENT.

DETAILED ESTIMATE of 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 1838.

Rank and Grade Number Pay. Subsistence. Aggregate
Pay per month Extra pay per month. No. of servants at $8 per month No. of servants at $6 per month Total No. rations per day, at 20 cts. per ration. Extra rations per day while commanding, at 20 cts per ration Total.
Colonel commandant 1 75 00     2 1,044 00 6 6 870 1,920 00
Lieutenant colonel 1 60 00       864 00 5 5 730 1,594 00
Majors 1 50 00     2 2,070 00 4 4 2,336 5,312 00
Adjutant and inspector 1 50 00       711 00 4   202 1,036 00
Quartermaster 1 50 00       912 00 4     1,204 00
Paymaster 1 50 00     2 744 00 1   292 1,036 00
Assistant quartermaster 1 10 00 20   1 792 00 4   292 1,084 00
Captains commanding posts and at sea 5 50 00     1 3,360 00 4 1 2,920 6,280 00
Captains commanding companies 1 50 00     1 2,688 00 4   1,168 3,856 00
First lieutenants commanding companies and guards at sea 4 10 00     1 2,208 00 1   1,168 3,376 00
First lieutenants 16 30 00     1 6,912 00 1   4,672 11,584 00
Second lieutenants 20 25 00     1 7,440 00 1   5,840 13,280 00
Hospital steward 1 18 00       210 00 1   73 289 00
Sergeant major 1 17 00       204 00       201 00
Quartermaster sergeant 1 17 00 20     444 00       444 00
Drum and fife majors   16 00       384 00       384 00
Orderly sergeants and sergeants of guards at sea   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 80 9 00       8,640 00       8,640 00
Drummers and fifers 60 8 00       5,700 00       5,760 00
Privates 932 7 00       78,288 00       78,288 00
Clerk to paymaster 1 8 80 20     345 60 1   73 118 60
Amount required for payment of bounty for re-enlistment 125         1,750 00       1,750 00
Dollars           140,995 60     21,021 162,019 60

Head Quarters of the Marine Corps,
  Paymaster's Office, November  10, 1837.

 

GEO. W. WALKER,
Paymaster Marines.

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F2.—Provisions.

For whom required. Enlisted men Washer women Matron Servants Clerks Total Rations per diem, at 19 cents per ration Rations per diem, at 20 cents per ration Aggregate amount.
For provisions for non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, and washerwomen, serving on shore 581 39 1     621 1   $43,066 35
For provisions for clerks and officers' servants       69 4 73   1 5,329 00
Amount required for two months' rations for each soldier, as premium for re-enlistment, agreeably to the act of 2d March, 1833 125         125 1   1,444 79
                  49,840 14

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F 3.—Clothing.

For whom required. Enlisted men. Servants Total. Aggregate amount.
For clothing for non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, at $33 each, per annum 1,156   1,156 $38,148 00
For clothing for officers' servants, at $33 each, per annum   69 69 2,277 00
Amount required for two months' clothing for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 2d March, 1833, at $2 75 per month 125   125 687 50
Clothing for paymaster's clerk, at $33 per annum 1   1 33 00
Amount required for the purchase of 300 watch coats, at $8 50 each       2,550 00
        43,695 50

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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   36 4    
Lieutenant colonel south of latitude 39 1 26     26      
Majors south of latitude 39 1 26     26      
Majors north of latitude 39 3 29     87      
Captains north of latitude 43 1 24 4 8 24 4 8  
Captains north of latitude 39   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 1 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 lat. 40 264 1 5   429      
Non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants, and washerwomen, south of lat. 40 114 1 4   621      
Clerk to paymaster 1 2 2   2 2 8  
Matron to hospital 1 1 4   1 4 4  
Commanding officer's office, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 8 5 4 8 5    
Guard room, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 25     25      
Hospital, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 19 1 4 19 1 4  
Mess room, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 4 1 4 4 1 4  
Offices of the 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      
Hospital 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      
          2431 4    
Which, at $6 50 per cord, is               $15,804 75

Respectfully submitted

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

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Navy Commissioners' Office
     November 24, 1837.

The only item of these estimates which requires remarks from the Board of Navy Commissioners, is that which proposes $50,0000 for the purchase of ground and building barracks at Brooklyn, N. Y. The board have heretofore expressed, and still entertain the opinion, that a decision upon the future distribution of the marine corps at the naval stations seems to be necessary, before a proper judgment can be formed of the extent of ground, or size of barracks, which may be required at any particular station.

I. CHAUNCEY.

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G.

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

Class. Names. Flag ship. Commanders of vessels. Commanders of squadrons. Stations.
Frigate Constitution Flag ship Commodore J D. Elliott Commodore J. D. Elliot Mediterranean.
Frigate United States   Captain Jesse Wilkinson   Mediterranean.
Schooner Shark   Lt. Com'ding G. F. Pearson   Mediterranean
Ship of the line North Carolina Flag ship Commodore H. E. Ballard Commodore H. E. Ballard Pacific.
Sloop Falmouth   Commander Isaac McKeever   Pacific.
Sloop Lexington   Commander J. H. Clack   Pacific.
Schooner Boxer   Lt. Com'ding W. C. Nicholson   Pacific.
Schooner Enterprise   Lt. Com'ding W. M. Glendey   Pacific.
Razee Independence Flag ship Commodore J. B. Nicolson Commodore J. B. Nicolson Coast of Brazil.
Sloop Fairfield   Commander Isaac Mayo   Coast of Brazil.
Brig Dolphin   Li. Com'ding Joel Abbott   Coast of Brazil.
Frigate Constellation Flag ship Commodore Alex. J. Dallas Commodore Alex. J. Dallas. West Indies.
Sloop Boston   Commander Ed. B. Babbitt   West Indies.
Sloop Vandalia   Commander John Gwinn   West Indies.
Sloop St. Louis   Commander Thomas Paine   West Indies.
Sloop Concord   Commander Andrew Fitzhugh   West Indies,
Sloop Ontario   Commander Samuel Breese   West Indies.
Sloop Natchez   Commander William Mervine   West Indies.
Schooner Grampus   Lt. Com'ding Elisha Peck   West Indies.
Frigate Columbia Flag ship Commodore George C. Read Commodore George C. Read East Indies.
Sloop John Adams   Commander T. W. Wyman   East Indies.
Brig Porpoise   Lt. Com'ding Charles Wilkes   Atlantic coast.
Steamer Fulton   Captain M. C. Perry   Atlantic coast.
Schooner Jersey   Lt. Com'ding T. R. Gedney   Survey of coast of United States
Schooner Experiment   Lt. Com'ding Geo. S. Blake   Survey of coast of United States
Frigate * Macedonian Flag ship Commander James Armstrong Commodore Thos. ap C. Jones South Sea.
Store-ship * Relief   Lt. Com'ding Thos. A. Dornin   South Sea.
Brig * Pioneer   Lt. Com'ding W. D. Newman   South Sea.
Brig * Consort   Lt. Com'ding James Glynn   South Sea.
Schooner * Active   Lt. Com'ding W. C. Woolsey   South Sea

* Surveying and exploring vessels.

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H.

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

At Charlestown, Mass.

The Columbus, ship of the line—-has recently been thoroughly repaired.

The Erie, sloop of war—has also been recently repaired.

The Ohio, ship of the line—is completing her repairs in dock, and nearly finished.

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

The Washington, ship of the line—requires extensive repairs. The Franklin, ship of the line—requires extensive repairs. The Hudson, frigate—is considered unfit for sea service, and is used for a receiving vessel for recruits. The John Adams, sloop of war—has been recently fitted for sea.

At Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania, ship of the line—is preparing for removal to Norfolk, for the purpose of being put into dock.

The Sea Gull, an old steam vessel—is much decayed and is used as a receiving vessel for recruits.

At Gosport, Va.

The Delaware, ship of the line—has recently been thoroughly repaired.

The Columbia, frigate—is prepared for sea.

The Brandywine, frigate—requires large repairs.

The Potomac, frigate—requires large repairs.

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

The Java, frigate—is unfit for sea service, and is used as a receiving vessel for recruits.

The Vincennes, sloop of war—requires large repairs.

The Warren, sloop of war—requires large repairs.

The Peacock, sloop of war—requires slight repairs.

RECAPITULATION.

Six ships of the line, and three frigates-—worthy of repair.

Three frigates supposed to be unfit for further sea service.

Five sloops of war—repaired or worthy of repair.

One old receiving vessel—unfit for any service.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
     November 24, 1837.

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I.

Statement of vessels on the stocks at the different navy yards.

At Portsmouth, N. H.

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

At Charlestown, Mass.

Two ships of the line and one frigate, under the law for the gradual increase of the navy.

One sloop of war—to replace the Cyane.

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

Two frigates, under the law for the gradual increase of the navy. One sloop of war—to be called the Levant.

At Philadelphia.

One frigate, under the law for the gradual increase of the navy.

At Gosport, Va.

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

RECAPITULATION.

Four ships of the line and six frigates, under the law for the gradual increase of the navy.

Two sloops of war -- under the appropriation for 1337.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
    November 24, 1837.

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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 of April, 1816, and 3d March, 1831.

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

The ship of the line Ohio, was launched in 1820, and only completed in part. Measures have been taken to repair the injuries resulting from decay, and to complete her equipments from the ordinary appropriations, and they will probably be finished soon.

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The Pennsylvania ship of the line has been launched; the amount remaining under the appropriation for gradual increase, together with the $100,000 appropriated for placing her in a place of safety, are being expanded to prepare her for removal to Norfolk.

The frigates Brandywine, Potomac, and Columbia, have been launched and completed for service. Four ships of the line and six frigates remain on the stocks; they are generally sound, and in a good state of preservation, with the exception of some of their keels, keelsons, and deadwoods, which will require to be replaced before they are launched. They are generally so far advanced that they could probably be completed by the time that crews could be collected for them.

It may be proper to remark, that the remainder of this fund will be expended upon the Pennsylvania ship of the line, but that it will be insufficient to complete the equipment of that ship. Consequently, additional funds will be necessary, should it be determined to complete any of the other vessels.

The distribution of the vessels building is shown in statement I.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
    November 24, 1837.

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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 collected for four ships of the line, seven frigates, and five sloops of war.

Contracts have been made for other live oak frames, which have not yet been delivered, as follows:

For eleven ships of the line, eleven frigates, seventeen sloops of war, nine smaller vessels, and nine steamers; making, in the whole, frames for fifteen ships of the line, eighteen frigates, twenty-two sloops of war, nine smaller vessels, and nine steamers.

Of the incomplete contracts, some are nearly completed; under others a small proportion only has been delivered, and others have been made very recently. By the terms of the contracts, the whole are to be completed on or before the last of March, 1841. No additional contracts have been made for other materials, under this appropriation, since the last report.

The following statement shows more in detail the expenditures which have been made for different purposes from this appropriation, so far as they are shown by returns made to this office, up to the 1st October, 1837:

For the dry dock at Charlestown, Mass. $677,089 78
For the dry dock at Gosport, Va. 974,356 69
For timber sheds and other buildings in navy yards 143,508 84
For labor in receiving and stowing materials 160,292 03
For purchase of lands, and preservation of live oak trees 60,885 80
For 440,235 cubic feet of live oak timber 587,707 00

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For 374,562 cubic feet of white oak timber $125,731 12
For 8,520 white oak knees 46,811 62
For 232,913 cubic feet yellow pine plank stocks 71,870 15
For 134,670 cubic feet yellow pine beams, carlings, &c. 45,502 89
For 57,037 cubic feet mast and spar timber 39,746 48
For 3,943,049 lbs. of iron 140,312 58
For 1,591,397 lbs. of copper bolls, spikes, and nails 474,896 76
For 57,575 sheets of sheathing copper
Amount transferred to exploring expedition 150,000 00
Total expenditure $3,704,741 74
Total appropriation to date 5,500,000 00
Difference which remains to be accounted for $1,795,288 27
Of which there was in the Treasury on the 1st October, 1837 $1,790,926 95  
And supposed in agents' and pursers' hands 4,361 31 $1,795,288 26
From this available balance $1,795,288 26
Deduct the estimated liabilities under existing contracts 1,750,310 20
Leaves for other purposes, the sum of $144,978 06

This amount, with the sum of $500,000, which will be due in 1838, and will complete the whole appropriation, it is proposed to expend in ordnance and other articles of a durable character, for arming and equipping vessels, as authorized by the last general appropriation act of Congress.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office
     November 24, 1837.

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M.

Report of the measures which have been adopted in relation to the two sloops of war and six small vessels, which were authorized by the act of appropriation for the navy, approved 3d March, 1837.

The two sloops of war have been commenced with frames already procured under other appropriations, one building at Boston, to be called the Cyane, and one at New York, to be called the Levant, and will both soon be ready to launch. Their equipments are also in a state of fowardness. Both can probably be made ready for service by the middle of January next.

There being no suitable frames on hand for the six smaller vessels, advertisements were issued, and contracts have been made for them. Other arrangements will be made in time to commence them so soon as the frames can be procured.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
     November 24, 1837.

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N1.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of invalid navy pensioners, complete to 30th September, 1837.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
Zephaniah Allen Marine Mar. 1, 1801 $3 00 April 23, 1800.
Samuel Abbot Seaman Mar. 1, 1815 5 00 Do.
Peter Anderson Seaman Mar. 28, 1814 3 00 Do.
James Allcorn Sailingmaster Jan. 1, 1815 20 00 Do.
William H. Allen Seaman May 23, 1834 3 00 Do.
Jacob Albrecht Seaman Aug. 1, 1814 6 00 Do.
Samuel Angus Captain Jan. 1, 1814 50 00 Do.
Robert Andrews Quarter gunner Aug. 1, 1829 1 50 Do.
Alexander Adams Seaman Oct. 6, 1812 3 00 Do.
George Alexander Ordinary seaman July 19, 1814 8 00 Do.
L. Armstrong Quarter gunner Nov. 22, 1831 6 00 Do.
John Agnew Seaman Aug. 1, 1825 5 00 Do.
John Adams Seaman Feb. 17, 1836 6 00 Do.
Lemuel Bryant Ordinary seaman Aug. 1, 1814 8 00 Do.
Robert Berry Seaman June 22, 1829 6 00 Do.
Joseph Barrett Quarter gunner Ap'l 17, 1813 9 00 Do.
John Ball Boatswain July 4, 1814 9 00 Do.
Joseph Blake Ordinary seaman July 26, 1822 5 00 Do.
John Bennett Seaman Dec. 14, 1814 6 00 Do.
John Burnham Master's mate Dec. 10, 1813 9 00 Do.
Thomas Bartlett Seaman Nov. 24, 1831 6 00 Do.
Samuel Bosworth Seaman July 3, 1823 6 00 Do.
Thomas Buchanan Marine June 4, 1829 3 00 Do.
Samuel Bryant Seaman Mar. 5, 1830 3 00 Do.
Nathan Burr Quarter gunner Dec. 30, 1814 4 50 Do.
John Brown Seaman July 1, 1829 6 00 Do.
Peter Barnard Ordinary seaman Dec. 1, 1814 4 00 Do.
Edmund Brett Marine June 12, 1815 3 00 Do.
John Brannon Seaman June 28, 1815 5 00 Do.
Isaac Bassett Ordinary seaman May 15, 1814 5 00 Do.
John Beatty Marine June 1, 1830 4 00 Do.
Robert Blair Marine Dec. 9, 1831 6 00 Do.
Luke Brown Seaman July 5, 1834 3 00 Do.
William Baggs Marine Mar. 1, 1811 3 00 Do.
John Baxter Seaman Feb. 28, 1819 6 00 Do.
James Bell Seaman Aug. 23, 1823 6 00 Do.
Godfrey Bowman Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 6 00 Do.
William Barker Marine July 1, 1802 6 00 Do.
John Brumley Seaman Sept. 1, 1826 6 00 Do.
James Bantain Ordinary seaman July 5, 1833 4 00 Do.
Jonathan Bulkley Midshipman June 17, 1834 9 00 Do.
James Brown Seaman Sept. 12, 1821 8 00 Do.
John Berry Master at arms Mar. 18, 1835 4 50 Do.
John Butler Seaman Nov. 22, 1815 5 00 Do.
John Bruce Quarter gunner May 1, 1826 9 00 Do.
John Bostrom Quartermaster May 30, 1834 3 00 Do.
Peter Borge Captain's steward May 19, 1834 6 00 Do.
Edward Barker Marine May 18, 1836 3 50 Do.
Samuel Butler Quarter gunner Aug. 28, 1815 8 00 Do.
Charles Brown Ordinary seaman Dec. 28, 1836 5 00 Do.
Thomas Barry Gunner Aug. 10, 1809 5 00 Do.
Thomas Barber Ordinary seaman July 6, 1836 5 00 Do.
John Bevins Quarter gunner Feb. 24, 1837 7 50 Do.
William Bayne Quarter gunnel Oct. 22, 1833 3 50 Do.
David C. Bunnel Seaman Ap'l 27, 1813 3 00 Do.
Leonard Chase Ordinary seaman Aug. 1, 1828 5 00 Do.
John Clements Seaman Dec. 29, 1812 6 00 Do.
Robert Cathcart Seaman Sept. 20, 1816 6 00 Do.

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
George Cornell Carpenter's mate Sept. 10, 1813 $9 00 April 23, 1800
John C. Champlin Seaman May 21, 1831 6 00 Do.
Nathaniel Chapman Quarter gunnel June 10, 1815 8 00 Do.
James Cole Seaman May 1, 1823 4 00 Do.
John Collins Seaman Feb. 9, 1813 6 00 Do.
Francis Covenhoven Ordinary seaman June 22, 1807 3 50 Do.
John Cole Ordinary seaman Feb. 6, 1832 5 00 Do.
Robert Carson Ordinary seaman June 20, 1821 5 00 Do.
Daniel H. Cole Marine Dec. 27, 1833 3 00 Da.
George Coomes Seaman July 1, 1833 8 00 Do.
Enos R. Childs Midshipman April 2, 1823 9 50 Do.
William Cantrill Marine April 8, 1H30 2 00 Do.
Stephen Champlin Lieutenant Sept. 3, 1814 20 00 Du
Edward Carr Seaman May 13, 1835 6 00 Do.
William Cook Cabin cook - June 30, 1836 4 50 Do.
John Clough Sailingmaster June 4, 1829 15 00 Do.
David Connor Lieutenant - Mar. 23, 1815 16 66 2/3 Do
Alexander Claxton Midshipman Oct. 18, 1812 7 12 1/2 Do.
Horatio N. Crabb 1st lt. marine corps Jan. 1, 1831 7 50 Do.
John Davidson Lieutenant Mar. 1. 1801 20 00 Do.
Hillman Dodge Ordinary seaman May 1, 1831 3 33 1/3 Do.
Richard Dunn Seaman Jan. 1, 1829 6 00 Do.
Jacob Dornes Seaman July 1, 1802 8 50 Do.
John Dunn Marine July 1, 1818 3 00 Do.
John Daniels Quartermaster Sept. 7, 1816 9 00 Do.
Samuel Daykin Marine Oct. 22, 1834 3 00 Do.
John Diragen Seaman Dec. 22, 1815 5 00 Do.
Matthias Douglass Seaman Ap'l 23, 1814 10 00 Do.
Owen Deddolph Gunner June 25, 1814 5 00 Do.
John L. Dubois Ship's corporal May 22, 1824 4 00 Do.
William Dunn Gunner Oct. 8, 1H35 10 00 Do.
Daniel Denvers Marine Oct. 22, 1835 3 00 Do.
Joseph Dalrymple Seaman Feb. 21, 1814 4 50 Do.
Marmaduke Dove Sailingmaster Ap'l 20, 1833 5 00 Do.
John Downes Master commandant Nov. 28, 1813 10 00 Do.
Ebenezer Evans Seaman Mar. 2, 1813 6 00 Do.
Thomas Edwards Quartermaster Jan. 1, 1823 9 00 Do.
Jesse Elam Marine Aug. 1, 1828 3 00 Do.
Gardner Edmonds Ordinary seaman June 4, 1814 5 00 Do.
Jacob Eastman Cooper July 3, 1828 4 50 Do.
Thomas English Ordinary seaman May 14, 1832 5 00 Do.
William Evans Marine May 1, 1827 3 00 Do.
Abner Enos Master's mate Jan. 4, 1830 6 00 Do.
Francis W. Ellison Sailingmaster Dec. 27, 1830 15 00 Do.
Edward Field Surgeon's mate July 1, 1801 10 00 Do.
Robert Forsaith Marine May 18, 1799 3 00 Do.
John Fallahee Landsman Aug. 1, 1827 4 00 Do.
N. S. Farrell Marine May 10, 1830 3 00 Do.
William Farrell Seaman June 4, 1829 6 00 Do.
Moses French Seaman Ap'l 19, 1834 6 00 Do.
Alfred Fisher Seaman May 15, 1835 5 00 Do.
John Fryer Seaman Nov. 25, 1815 6 00 Do.
William Farrar Quartermaster Ap'l 21, 1834 6 00 Do.
Michael Fitzpatrick Master-at-arms June 4, 1829 9 00 Do.
Peter Foley Marine June 27, 1837 3 50 Do.
John Geyer Seaman April 6, 1815 6 00 April 2, 1816.
Samuel H. Green Quartermaster Jan. 1, 1819 9 00 April 23, 1800
John Grant Ordinary seaman July 1, 1831 4 00 Do.
Anthony Gerome Seaman Jan. 1, 1832 6 00 Do.
William Gregory Marine May 28, 1830 2 00 Do.

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
John Grant Seaman May 20, 1813 $6 00 April 23, 1800.
William Gunnison Ordinary seaman Nov. 24, 1833 5 00 Do.
Patrick Gilligan Marine June 4, 1829 3 50 Do.
James Grant Seaman April 9, 1829 8 00 Do.
Peter Green Seaman Aug. 3, 1817 5 00 Do.
Chester Goodell Ordinary seaman Dec. 12, 1834 3 00 Do.
Charles Gorden Ordinary seaman May 11, 1835 5 00 Do.
William Gillen Seaman Jan. 1, 1832 6 00 Do.
Jerry Gardner Ordinary Seaman Jan. 14, 1818 5 00 Do.
Anthony Gale Lt. col. marine corps Jan. 5, 1835 15 00 Do.
James Good Seaman Jan. 1, 1829 12 00 Do.
Uriah Hanscomb Ordinary seaman Oct. 16, 1799 6 00 Do.
James Hatch Quarter gunner July 1, 1814 12 00 Do.
James D. Hammond Seaman Dec. 29, 1812 6 00 Do.
John Hamilton Seaman May 1, 1827 6 00 Do.
Elijah L. Harris Marine Sept. 25, 1833 3 00 Do.
John Hoxse Seaman Aug. 15, 1800 8 50 Do.
Garret Hendricks Seaman Aug. 9, 1834 6 00 Do.
John Hodgkins Corporal's male July 1, 1814 7 00 Do.
Rosswell Hale Ordinary seaman Dec. 25, 1819 5 00 Do.
William Herringbrook Seaman Feb. 18, 1814 6 00 Do.
John Hogan Seaman Mar. 4, 1830 3 00 Do.
John Hall Quartermaster Oct. 20, 1830 4 50 Do
Henry Hervey Seaman May 8, 1834 4 00 Do.
William Hamilton Seaman July 1, 1829 6 00 Do.
Isaac Harding Seaman May 9, 1834 5 00 Do.
Isaac T. Hartlee Sailingmaster April 1, 1817 20 00 Do.
Samuel Hambleton Purser Sept. 10, 1813 20 00 Do.
Simon Hillman Ordinary seaman July 3, 1815 4 00 Do.
John Harris Quarter gunner Aug. 1, 1827 3 00 Do.
John Hussey Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1832 5 00 Do.
Josias Hopkins Seaman Dec. 7, 1805 6 00 Do.
John J. Hardy Seaman June 25, 1813 6 00 Do.
Joshua Howell Ordinary seaman June 30, 1836 5 00 Do.
William L. Hudson Sailingmaster July 6, 1817 15 00 Do.
Elias Hughes Ordinary seaman Aug. 28, 1837 5 00 Do.
David Jenkins Seaman Aug. 1, 1828 6 00 Do.
James Jackson Seaman Mar. 4, 1816 5 00 Do.
John Johnson Seaman Mar. 28, 1814 6 00 Do.
Thomas Jackson, 2d Quartermaster June 1, 1813 9 00 Do.
Sylvester Jameson Seaman Aug. 1, 1828 6 00 Do.
Edward Ingram Boatswain April 1, 1831 5 00 Do.
Andrew Irwin Seaman July 1, 1825 6 00 Do.
Thomas ap C. Jones Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1814 20 00 Do.
James Jeffers Ordinary seaman Dec. 7, 1805 6 00 Do.
Obadiah Johnson Ordinary seaman April 1, 1819 5 00 Do.
Lewis Jones Seaman Oct. 27, 1835 6 00 Do.
Reuben James Boatswain's mate Jan. 27, 1836 9 50 Do.
Richworth Jordan Seaman Mar. 15, 1836 6 00 Do.
Henry Jackson Captain of foretop Sept. 20, 1836 3 75 Do.
William Jones Boy Aug. 24, 1814 2 25 Do.
James Kelly Marine Aug. 21, 1814 3 00 Do.
[ ] Kenney Quarter gunner July 1, 1825 4 50 Do.
Thomas Kelly Seaman Ap'l 25, 1815 4 00 Do.
George Kensinger Master-at-arms May 22, 1819 9 00 Do.
Daniel Kleiss Ordinary seaman May 6, 1829 5 00 Do.
[ ] Kline Serg't marine corps Jan. 1, 1832 5 00 Do.
[ ] Kinnead Marine April 3, 1834 3 00 Do.
[ ] C. Keene Master-at-arms Sept. 10, 1813 9 00 Do.
[ ] Lewis Marine Dec. 12, 1813 4 00 Do.

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
Richard Lee Quartermaster July 1, 1820 $6 00 April 23, 1800.
John Lloyd Marine June 8, 1819 3 00 Do.
Isaac Langley Ordinary seaman Dec. 1, 1814 5 00 Do.
John Lazano Seaman Mar. 28, 1814 5 00 Do.
Timothy Lane Cook Mar. 25, 1816 8 00 Do.
John Lews Boatswain's mate Jan. 1, 1832 9 00 Do.
John Linn Seaman Nov. 1, 1831 6 00 Do.
James Lloyd Marine April 5, 1831 2 00 Do.
John Laughen Marine Dec. 30, 1811 1 75 Do.
John Lagrange Seaman Nov. 30, 1834 4 50 Do.
John Lang Seaman July 26, 1827 0 00 Do.
James Merrill Ordinary seaman Oct. 23, 1819 5 00 Do.
Colton Murray Boatswain's mate Aug. 1, 1831 9 00 Do.
Enoch M. Miley Quarter gunner Mar. 28, 1814 8 00 Do.
Peter McMahon Ordinary seaman Nov. 2, 1807 6 00 Do.
Andrew Mathison Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 00 Do.
Patrick McLaughlen Ordinary seaman Nov. 1, 1815 7 00 Do.
Charles Moor Seaman Aug. 5, 1822 6 00 Do.
Giles Manchester Ordinary seaman May 1, 1827 5 00 Do.
Joseph Marks Seaman May 1, 1827 6 00 Do.
John Myers Seaman Nov. 1, 1828 6 00 Do.
Samuel McIsaacs Boy July 30, 1814 5 00 Do
James Moses Purser's steward Ap'l 23. 1816 9 00 Do.
William Moran Seaman Dec. 5, 1815 0 00 Do.
Enos Marks Ordinary seaman Feb. 16, 1815 5 00 Do.
John H. McNeale Seaman June 1, 1832 3 00 Do.
John Mitchell Quartermaster June 11, 1832 8 00 Do.
Matthew McMurray Seaman Sept. 1, 1827 6 00 Do.
Thomas Miller Seaman Oct. 23, 1829 4 00 Do.
Matthias McGill Seaman May 28,1814 8 00 Do.
John Moore Seaman Dec. 4, 1807 6 00 Do.
Archibald Moore Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1832 5 00 Do.
Hamlet Moore Ordinary seaman Oct. 6, 1821 5 00 Do.
James Mount Marine Sept. 1, 1830 3 00 Do.
John Meigs Seaman July 1, 1819 10 00 Do.
Thomas Murdock Seaman June 30, 1836 6 00 Do.
John Munroe Seaman July 22, 1835 3 00 Do.
Richard Merchant Marine June 30, 1824 1 75 Do.
John McMahon Ordinary seaman July 9, 1836 5 00 Do.
Samuel Miller Capt. marine corps Aug. 24, 1814 10 00 Do.
James MacDonnell Seaman Dec. 31, 1836 3 00 Do.
Charles Morris Lieutenant Aug 19, 1812 12 50 Do.
John T. McLaughlin Passed midshipman Felt. 8, 1837 9 37 Do.
James Nickerson Seaman Jan. 15, 1815 6 00 Do.
John Nugent Seaman Aug. 14, 1813 6 00 Do.
John F. Noyer Marine July 1, 1826 4 00 Do.
William Napier Corp'l marine corps July 1, 1826 4 00 Do.
Thomas Nash Ordinary seaman Jan. 24, 1834 5 00 Do.
John Neilson Quarter gunner Jan. 1, 1832 9 00 Do.
James Nagle Seaman June 30, 1834 5 00 Do.
David Newbury Ordinary seaman Ap'l 15, 1836 2 50 Do.
Isaac Omans Seaman June 26, 1821 6 00 Do.
Samuel Od[ ] Seaman Dec. 21, 1825 6 00 Do.
Thomas B. Parsons Seaman Sept. 1, 1818 6 00 Do.
William Perry Seaman April 9, 1825 6 00 Do.
John Peterson Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1l3 5 00 Do.
Usher Parsons [] Feb. 7, 1816 12 50 Do.
William Parker Seaman Ap'l 27, 1813 6 00 Do.
Stephen Phyfer Ordinary seaman April 4, 1825 7 00 Do.
John Piner Ordinary seaman Nov. 6, 1828 5 00 Do.
Daniel Peck Seaman July 1, 1829 6 00 Do.
John Price- Seaman May 11, 1835 6 00 Do.

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N1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension Act of Congress under which allowed.
Charles Pasture Seaman Mar. 4, 1815 $5 00 April 23, 1800.
Neale Patterson Seaman July 1, 1820 8 00 Do.
James Perry Ship's corporal Sept. 1, 1827 9 00 Do.
Thomas Payne Sailingmaster Feb. 7, 183 20 00 Do.
Peter Pierson Seaman Mar. 30, 1836 6 00 Do.
Payne Perry Seaman Ap'l 6, 1815 6 00 April 2, 18106.
Joseph Peck Seaman Dec. 19, 1836 2 50 April 23, 1800.
Charles T. Platt Lieutenant June 1, 1829 25 00 Do.
Samuel Philips Carpenter Mar. 23, 1815 7 50 Do.
N. A. Prentiss Sailingmaster Nov. 30, 1814 10 00 Do.
John Percival Lieutenant Dec. 22. 1825 12 50 Do.
David Quille Quartermaster Feb. 20, 1815 5 00 Do.
Peter Quantin Ordinary Seaman Dec. 17, 1813 5 00 Do.
Nathan Rolfe Seaman Dec. 14, 1813 6 00 Do.
James Rodgers Sailingmaster July 27, 1815 15 00 Do.
Edward Ross Boy Jan. 1, 1827 3 00 Do.
Edward Rowland Ordinary Seaman Sept. 11, 1814 4 00 Do.
R[ ] Rhodes Seaman Dec. 5, 1815 6 00 Do.
John Rice Seaman July 19, 1830 6 00 Do.
Frederick Rhodes Corporal m. corps Nov. 27, 1833 2 50 Do.
William Robinson Marine June 5, 1807 6 00 Do.
John Rogers Carpenter's yeoman May 18, 1832 4 50 Do.
John Romeo Ordinary Seaman Ap'l 1, 1828 5 00 Do.
John Randall Marine Sept. 2, 1805 5 00 Do.
John Riley Marine July 1, 1831 3 00 Do.
John Richards Quarter gunner Oct. 20, 1829 9 00 Do.
Benjamin Richardson Master's mate Oct. 8, 1829 10 00 Do.
Alonzo Rowley Ordinary Seaman Mar. 15, 1836 5 00 Do.
John Roberts Seaman Jan. 1, 1813 3 00 Do.
B. S. Randolph Midshipman Oct. 7, 1815 6 00 Do.
John Revel Ordinary Seaman Aug. 20, 1833 2 50 Do.
John Rodgers Captain June 23, 1812 25 00 Do.
James C. Reed Ordinary Seaman Mar. 5, 1837 2 50 Do.
James Roberts Quarter gunner Ap'l 11, 1832 1 87 1/2 Do.
Nathaniel Staples Seaman May 1, 1833 3 00 Do.
Aaron Smith Ordinary Seaman Aug. 1, 1828 2 50 Do.
Patrick Scanton Ordinary Seaman Jan. 1, 1811 6 00 Do.
Benjamin Stevens Master's mate June 27, 1811 10 00 Do.
Otis Sage Corporal m. corps Nov. 16, 1835 4 50 Do.
Stephen Simpson Marine Nov. 16, 1835 3 50 Do.
William Smith Ordinary Seaman June 1, 1827 5 00 Do.
John Shriver Seaman Ap'l 10, 1811 5 00 Do.
John Schroader Seaman June 20, 1819 6 00 Do.
Robert Scatterly Seaman Mar. 28, 1812 4 00 Do.
Jonas A. Stone Seaman Ap'l 4, 1829 9 00 Do.
William Sticher Music'n mar. corps Jan. 1, 1824 3 50 Do.
Eli Stewart Master's mate May 20, 1814 7 00 Do.
Harmon Seaton Seaman July 1, 1829 3 00 Do.
William Stockdale Marine July 20, 1816 6 00 Do.
Thomas Smith Boatswain Ap'l 6, 1815 10 00 April 2, 1816.
Thomas J. Still Marine Jan. 1, 1832 3 00 April 23, 1800.
Richard S. Suter Midshipman Dec. 10, 1814 9 50 Do.
John Stoker Gunner's mate Feb. 22, 1830 4 50 Do.
William Smart Ordinary Seaman July 1, 1829 5 00 Do.
Charles Sheeter Boatswain's mate Nov. 1, 1832 6 00 Do.
Robert Seeddin Lieutenant Dec. 5, 1823 25 00 Do.
French Schriver Seaman Mar. 15, 1836 6 00 Do.
William Seymore Seaman Feb. 17, 1836 6 00 Do.
Thomas H. Stevens Midshipman Nov. 28, 1812 7 12 1/2 Do.
George Stanfield Seaman June 7, 1837 6 00 Do.
John Smith Boatswain Dec. 31, 1837 5 00 Do.
Joseph Smith Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1814 18 75 Do.

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS Rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
James Trumbull Ordinary seaman Ap'l 6, 1815 $5 00 April 2. 1816
Owen Taylor Seaman Aug. 19, 1812 6 00 April 23, 1800
Henry Townsend Ordinary seaman Dec. 18, 1811 5 00 Do.
David Thomas Marine Jan. 1, 1806 5 00 Do.
Phillips Tully Seaman Jan. 10, 1816 6 00 Do.
Isaac Thomas Marine Oct. 30, 1829 6 00 Do.
William Thompson Ordinary seaman May 20, 1820 6 00 Do.
John Tarlton Ordinary seaman Mar. 8, 1833 4 00 Do.
James Tull Serg't marine corps June 29, 1816 5 00 Do.
George Tunstall Seaman Ap'l 14, 1836 3 00 Do.
James Thompson Seaman June 30, 1836 6 00 Do.
Benjamin Underwood Ordinary seaman Ap'l 24, 1815, 5 00 Do.
George Upham Marine July 12, 1830 3 00 Do.
Isaac Vallence Quartermaster Mar. 13, 1815 8 00 Do
William Venable Boatswain's mate May 2, 1834 4 75 Do.
Caleb Wiggins Ordinary seaman May 23, 1834 3 00 Do.
Charles F. Waldo Master's mate Mar. 18, 1813 10 00 Do.
Peter Woodbury Quarter master Mar. 18, 1813 9 00 Do.
Reuben Wright Carpenter's mate Aug. 30, 1814 8 00 Do.
John Williams Seaman July 1, 1818 6 00 Do.
John Waters Ordinary seaman Ap'l 24, 1824 5 00 Do.
William S. Welsh Seaman May 1, 1827 6 00 Do.
Solomon While Seaman Feb. 20, 1812 3 00 Do.
John Wright Quarter gunner Sept. 6, 1835 6 00 Do.
Charles Weeks Seaman Feb. 22, 1830 6 00 Do.
James B. Wright Quartermaster May 1, 1831 9 00 Do.
Thomas Woolfort Seaman Jan. 1, 1827 6 00 Do.
Henry Ward Quarter gunner May 27, 1833 9 00 Do.
Thomas White Captain forecastle May 1, 1835 7 50 Do.
Robert M. Wilson Master's mate Jan. 1, 1816 10 00 Do.
James Wines Seaman Mar. 28, 1824 6 00 Do.
Thomas Ward Captain of foretop Jan. 14, 1835 7 50 Do.
William Williams Marine July 9, 1828 3 50 Do.
William A. Weaver Midshipman June 1, 1813 9 50 Do.
Joseph Ward Seaman July 1, 1818 6 00 Do.
James Wilson Quartermaster July 1, 1817 9 00 Do.
James Williamson Armorer Sept. 1, 1831 6 00 Do.
William Whitney Seaman Nov. 1, 1818 8 00 Do.
John A. Webster Sailing master Sept. 13, 1814 20 00 June 30, 1834
William Wicks Ordinary seaman Aug. 4, 1813 4 00 Ap'l 23, 1800
Charles Wilson Quartermaster Oct. 1, 1826 9 00 Do.
James Woodhouse Seaman Mar. 17, 1830 6 00 Do.
William Ward Seaman Aug. 1, 1832 6 00 Do.
Charles Wheeler Seaman Oct. 3, 1836 3 00 Do.
John Wright Quarter gunner Nov. 7, 1836 5 62 1/2 Do.
William Welsh Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1822 2 50 Do.
Charles W. White Ordinary seaman Feb. 17, 1837 5 00 Do.
Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate Jan. 1, 1821 9 50 Do.
Elias Wiley Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 2 50 Do.
R. D. Wainwright Lieut. marine corps Aug. 27, 1810 7 50 Do.
Thomas Williamson Surgeon Dec. 31, 1835 15 00 Do.
Samuel E. Watson Major marine corps Feb. 4, 1837 18 75 Do.
William Wright Seaman Aug. 31, 1832 3 00 Do.
John J. Young Lieutenant May 21, 1829 25 00 Do.

* Special.

The number of invalid pensioners is 350.

Annual sum to pay them $28,895 70.

THOMAS L. RAGSDALE, Clerk, &c.

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N2.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of widow pensioners, complete to September 30, 1837.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Sally Annis Seaman Ap'l 20, 1815 $6 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Adelaide H. Adams Master comm'dant Jan. 1, 1831 30 00 June 30, 1834
Margaret Arundel Sailing master Nov. 10, 1812 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Louisa Auchmuty Lieutenant Oct. 8, 1835 25 00 June 30, 1834
Betsy Armstrong Carpenter Sept. 6, 1836 10 00 June 30, 1834
Catharine Anderson Marine Feb. 19, 1813 3 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Abigail Appleton Seaman Jan. 1, 1815 6 00 Mar. [], 1837
Martha Ann Atwood Purser May 11, 1823 20 00 Mar. [], 1837
Juliana Birchmore Surgeon Sept. 10, 1829 32 50 June 30, 1834
Maria Babbit Surgeon May 21, 1820 25 00 June 30, 1834
Caroline M. Berry Lieutenant July 17, 1821 25 00 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth H. Baldwin Captain's clerk Ap'l 12, 1810 12 50 Mar. 3, 1817
Nabby Burchsted Carpenter Dec. 11, 1833 10 00 June 30, 1834
Mary Burns Seaman Mar. 4, 1835 6 00 June 30, 1834
Susan Bainbridge Captain July 27, 1833 50 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza K. Boughan Lieutenant Nov. 6, 1832 25 00 June 30, 1834
Harriet Barney Captain Dec. 1, 1818 50 00 Jan. 20, 1818
Emily Beale Purser Ap'l 1, 1835 20 00 June 30, 1834
Mary J. Babbit   Nov. 20, 1830 16 66 2/3 July 2, 1836
Letitia Blake Marine Aug. 11, 1836 3 50 June 30, 1834
Lydia Brown Carpenter Mar. 28, 1824 10 00 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth Beeler Corporal m. corps Sept. 18, 1830 4 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Catharine M. Beers Surgeon June 8, 1831 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Polly Barry Marine Dec. 7, 1812 3 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Elizabeth Bishop Seaman Dec. 18, 1813 6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Martha Burrill Seaman Dec. 14, 1822 6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary Cheever   Ap'l 12, 1814 8 33 1/3 Ap'l 12, 1814
Abigail Cowell Lieutenant Ap'l 18, 1814 25 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Harriet Carter Lieutenant Sept. 6, 1823 25 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Ann M. Clunet Sergeant m. corps Dec. 1, 1825 6 50 Jan. 20, 1813
Eliza M. Cloud Assistant surgeon Aug. 1, 1831 15 00 June 30, 1834
Celia Cross Lieutenant Feb. 10, 1834 25 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza Cassin Purser Aug. 19, 1821 20 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Frances F. Cook Lieutenant Feb. 7, 1834 25 00 June 30, 1834
Leah Carter Musician m. corps Sept. 23, 1834 1 00 June 30, 1834
Maria J. Cuvilier Musician m. corps Jan. 28, 1834 4 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza M. Cocke Lieutenant Mar. 7, 1823 25 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Fanny Cassin Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1826 25 00 June 30, 1834
Ann V. Cocke Lieutenant May 31, 1835 25 00 June 30, 1834
Ann Clark Ordinary seaman Sept. 27, 1836 5 00 June 30, 1834
Ann D. Campbell Lieutenant June 3, 1836 25 00 June 30, 1834
Sarah Clementoon Sailmaker July 9, 1833 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Margaret Cowan Gunner Sept. 14, 1831 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Elizabeth Cash Seaman Jan. 12, 1837 6 00 Mar 3, 1837
Ellen Coxe Midshipman June 30, 1822 9 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Susannah Critchet Seaman June, 1812 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Eleanor Correia Gunner Dec. 31, 1823 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Elizabeth J. Caldwell Lieutenant Aug. 9, 1831 25 00 June 30, 1834
Catharine Carmuck Major m. corps Nov. 6, 1816 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Ellen Dix Surgeon Ap'l 10, 1823 27 50 Mar. 3, 1817
Eliza Doxey Sailingmaster May 20, 1828 20 00 June 30, 1834
Lamitie Dill Boatswain Dec. 19, 1831 10 00 June 30, 1834
Laura P. Daggett Gunner Ap'l 9, 1836 10 00 June 30, 1834
Catharine Davidson Seaman June 27. 1836 6 00 June 30, 1834

* Special.

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Sarah Drew Sailingmaster Ap'l 19, 1823 $20 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Sarah Decatur Captain Mar. 22, 1820 50 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Susan Davis Quarter gunner Aug. 10, 1800 7 50 Mar. 3. 1837
Virginia Duse[ ] Passed midshipman Aug. 3, 1836 12 50 Mar. 3. 1837
Ellen Dever Landsman- Ap'l 23, 1823 4 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Dorothy M. Evans Boatswain July 9, 1832 10 00 June 30, 1834
Jane Evans Captain June 2, 1821 50 00 June 30, 1834
Harriet Ann Elbert Lieutenant Dec. 20, 1812 25 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Abigail Eldridge Seaman June 2, 1831 6 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Hannah Everet Chaplain Ap'l 12. 1837 20 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Mary Ford Carpenter's mate Ap'l 20, 1815 9 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Abigail Fernald Seaman Feb. 21, 1815 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Mary T. Forrest Lieutenant Oct. 1, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834
Catherine Freenoody Ordinary seaman Jan. 20, 1836 5  00 June 30, 1834
Sarah Fletcher Captain Aug. 10,1800 50 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Elizabeth Ferguson Seaman July 21, 1814 6 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Catharine Foster Gunner Aug. 5, 1815 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary Forrest Sergeant m. corps Mar. 11, 1832 8  50 June 30, 1831
Mary Griffin Surgeon Nov, 1, 1814 30 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Margaret F. Green Carpenter Nov. 11, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza Grayson Capt. marine corps June 30, 182[] 20 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Sophia Gardner Master commandant Sept. 1, 1815 30 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Elizabeth C. Gray Boatswain Feb. 15, 1836 10 00 June 30, 1834
Hannah L. Gamble Maj. marine corps Sept. 11, 1830 25 00 June 30, 1834
Ann B. Grimes Capt. marine corps July 25. 1834 20 00 June 30, 1834
Ann Gardner Gunner Ap'l 28, 1835 10 00 June 30, 1834
Olive Grover Ordinary seaman Feb. 2, 1826 5 00 June 30, 1834
Dion[vs]ia Goodman Lieutenant May 9, 1836 25 00 June 30, 1834
Ann T. Green Purser Aug. 24, 1812 20 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Elizabeth Go[ ] Ordinary seaman Aug. 25, 1813 5 00 Mar. 3. 1837
Laura Griswold Ordinary seaman Mar. 29, 1837 5 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Jane Go[]in Marine Dec. 28, 1831 3  50 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary E. Holbert Corporal m. corps June 30, 1834 4  00 June 30, 1834
Phebe Hamersley Lieutenant Oct. 1, 1823 25 00 Mar. 3, 1317
Sarah Higgins Seaman Sept. 28, 1834 6 00 June 30, 1834
Diana Hardy Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5  00 Mar. 4, 1814
Susan Harraden Master commandant Jan. 20, 1818 30 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Eleanoda Hanbury Serg't marine corps Jan, 4. 1835 8 00 June 30, 1834
Theresa Hoffman Musician m. corps Sept. 19, 1827 4 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza Henley Captain May 23, 1835 50 00 June 30, 1834
Mary Henley Captain Oct. 7. 1828 50 00 June 30, 1834
Mary R. Hatch Pilot Feb. 5, 1814 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Phebe W. Hoffman Captain Dec. 10, 1834 50 00 June 30, 1831
Ann R. Hall Sailmaker Sept. 18, 1820 10 00 June 30, 1834
Hannah Hazen Seaman Mar. 28 1814 6 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Cornelia Hobbs Lieutenant Ap'l 3, 1836 25 00 June 30, 1831
Mary Ann H. Holmes Armorer Sept. 8. 1833 9 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary S. Hunter Chaplain Feb. 24, 1823 20 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Hannah Hammond Marine Nov. 10, 1817 3 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary Ann Hartnell Carpenter Sept, 9, 1830 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Phebe Hollis Marine May 13, 1811 3 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Abigail Jones Cook Ap'l 20, 1815 9 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Ellen Jenkins Seaman June 2, 1725 6 00 June 30, 1834
Mary Jones Chaplain Jan. 29, 1829 20 00 June 30, 1834
Maria T. Johnson Carpenter's mate June 30, 1814 9 50 Jan. 20, 1813
Mary Jameson Midshipman Nov. 11, 1823 9 50 Mar. 3, 1817
Elizabeth Jones Marine Sept. 1, 1827 3 50 June 30, 1834
Caroline Junes Master-at-arms Ap'l 14, 1830 9 00 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth Jones Gunner Feb. 8, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834
Catharine Jolly Captain of fore-top Dec. 20, 1835 7 00 June 30, 1834
Hannah Ingraham Seaman Ap'l 10, 1837 6  00 Mar. 3, 1837

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N2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Abigail Jones Seaman Aug. 16, 1800 $6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Abigail Kitchen Seaman July 17, 1832 6 00 June 30, 1834
Harriet Kissam Surgeon Oct. 6, 1828 30 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza Kitts Sailingmaster Sept. 27, 1819 20 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Lydia Low Yeoman Aug. 1, 1824 7 50 June 30, 1834
Julia M. Lawrence Captain June 1, 1813 50 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Elizabeth Lee Lieutenant June 30, 1832 25 00 June 30, 1834
Frances M. Lewis Master commandant Sept. 1, 1815 30 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Elizabeth Lagoner Seaman Mar. 4, 1835 6 00 June 30, 1834
Sarah Ann Lent Sailmaker's mate Sept. 11, 1821 9 50 June 30, 1834
Deborah Lindsay Sailingmaster May 19. 1826 20 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Betsey Low Seaman Sept. 1, 1815 6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Ann G. McCullough Sailingmaster Aug. 24, 1811 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Jane Moulton Seaman Ap'l 20, 1815 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Ann Martin Quarter gunner Ap'l 20, 1815 9 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Phebe Montgomery Surgeon Jan. 3, 1828 25 00 June 30, 1834
Lydia Macabee Seaman Aug. 6, 1834 6 00 June 30, 1834
Sarah Matthews Quarter gunner Nov. 30, 1814 9 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Ann Midlen Master's mate Sept. 15, 1814 10 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Mary E. Macpherson Master commandant Ap'l 28, 1824 30 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza Maury Lieutenant June 24, 1823 25 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Mary McNelly Gunner Nov. 29, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834
Catharine Mitchell Landsman Nov. 20, 1832 4 00 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth Mays   Sept. 3, 1834 9 50 June 30, 1834
Rachel Marshall Seaman Dec. 31, 1827 6 00 June 30, 1834
Rebecca McGee Marine Jan. 26, 1830 3 50 June 30, 1834
Eliza McMurtrie Purser Mar. 23, 1836 20 00 June 30, 1834
Hester Murphy Corporal m. corps Dec. 26. 1821 1 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Catharine McLaughlin 1st Class boy Feb. 15. 1837 4 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Elizabeth Martin Boatswain - Sept. 1, 1829 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Abigail Morgan Carpenters mate Mar. 12, 1813 9 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Caroline Monteath Lieutenant Oct. 16, 1819 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Susan Metz Landsman Sept. 11, 1823 4 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Elizabeth H. Marshall Corp'l marine corps Dec. 14, 1822 4 50 Mar. 3, 1817
Rhoda Newcomb Lieutenant Nov. 1, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834
Margaret Navarro Sailmaker Oct. 2, 1823 10 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Elizabeth Nagle Boatswain Nov. 19, 1834 9 50 June 30, 1834
Mary Neale Lieutenant Sept. 1, 1815 25 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Sarah H. Nichols Sailingmaster Sept. 12. 1822 20 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Sarah L. Noyes Ship's corporal Oct. 9, 1835 7 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Margaret Osbourn Seaman Aug. 10, 1834 6 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza A. Oliver Gunner May 30, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834
Nancy Patch Seaman Oct. 29, 1812 6 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Lucretia M. Perry Purser May 8, 1832 20 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza L. Pierce Lieutenant Aug. 7, 1822 25 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Margaret Parse Sailmaker Aug. 20, 1819 10 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Sarah Philips Marine Oct. 22, 1834 3 50 June 30, 1834
Georgiana A. Peaco Surgeon May 23, 1827 25 00 June 30, 1834
Prances Pottinger Lieutenant Feb. 5, 1833 25 00 June 30, 1834
Maria Page Surgeon Mar. 15, 1832 35 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza C. Porter Mast. commandant Sept. 2, 1831 30 00 June 30, 1834
Henrietta Prather Marine Sept. 14, 1834 3 50 June 30, 1834
Eliza Page Sailingmaster Sept. 10, 1820 20 00 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth Perry Captain Aug. 23, 1820 50 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Mary Ann Patterson Boatswain Dec. 13, 1836 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Catharine Ann Pierce Carpenter's mate Sept. 10, 1829 9 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary Preble Captain Aug. 25, 1807 50 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Jane R. Palmer Passed ass't surgeon Nov. 6, 1836 15 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Frances W. Parker Carpenter Aug. 26, 1830 10 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Catharine Rassmusoin Pilot July 22, 1813 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Nancy Riggs Seaman Dec. 27, 1814 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Mary W. Rose Mast. commandant Aug. 27, 1830 30 00 June 30, 1834
Mary Russell Sergt, marine corps July 7, 1829 6 50 June 30, 1834
Martha Rose Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 6 00 Mar. 3, 1817

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N2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS Husband's rank. Commencement of pension. Monthly pension. Act of Congress under which allowed.
Ann M. Rodger Captain May 21, 1832 $50 00 June 30, 1834
Phebe Reynold Boatswain May 21, 1823 10 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Catharine S. M. Ray Surgeon Sept. 7, 1835 35 00 June 30, 1834
Eliza Ring Boatswain Sept. 25, 1835 10 00 June 30, 1834
Catharine Rinker Sailingmaster July 10, 1823 20 00 Mar. 3, 1834
Catharine C. Read Lieutenant Jan. 6, 1812 25 00 Mar. 3, 1834
Ann J. Ross 1st lieut, marines Dec. 11, 1836 15 00 Mar. 3, 1834
Sally Russell Master's mate Oct. 17, 1813 10 00 Mar. 3, 1834
Hannah Stone Seaman July 1, 1815 6 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Mehitable Smith Lieutenant Sept. 10, 1829 25 00 June 30, 1834
M. C. Spence Captain Sept. 26, 1826 50 00 June 30, 1834
Mary Stevenson Seaman Oct. [], 1828 6 00 June 30, 1834
Ann Stephenson Sailingmaster Aug. 27, 1813 20 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Eleanor Smart Seaman Oct, 15, 1814 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Harriet H. Sanders Lieutenant Dec. 7, 1816 25 00 Jan. 30, 1813
Mary Stellwagen Sailingmaster Nov. 16, 1828 20 00 June 30, 1834
Clarissa B. Scott Lieutenant Feb. 16, 1830 25 00 June 30, 1834
Louisa B. Sherburne Lieutenant Nov. 20, 1830 25 00 June 30, 1834
Ann E. Sardo Mus'n marine corps Dec. 20, 1835 4 00 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth Sevier Capt. marine corps May 9, 1827 20 00 Jan, 20, 1813
Phebe A. Smith Mast. commandant May 17, 1827 30 00 June 30, 1831
Mary B. Shaw Captain Sept. 17, 1823 50 00 Mar, 3, 1817
Margaret E. Shaw Purser Oct. 17, 1820 20 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Jane Smith Midshipman Mar. 21, 1831 9 50 June 30, 1834
Rachel Steele Orderly sgt. m. corps Nov. 28, 1832 8 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary H. Stockton Lieutenant Nov. 29, 1836 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Mary Stevens Sailingmaster April 18, 1816 20 00 Mar. 3, 1857
Sally Schlosser Seaman Feb. 5, 1831 6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Louisa A. Smith Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1836 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Hannah Striker Sergt. marine corps Oct. 1, 1820 6 50 Mar. 3, 1837
Hannorah Sullivan Seaman June 30, 1837 6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Charlotte M. R. Thorn Surgeon Aug. 18, 1827 30 00 June 30, 1834
Ann E. Tingey Captain Feb. 22, 1829 50 00 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth Trenchard Captain Nov. 3, 1824 50 00 June 30, 1834
Mary Tanner Quarter gunner Feb. 22, 1834 7 50 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth Trapnall Marine Sept. 10, 1813 3 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Frances A, Thomas Lieutenant Sept. 10, 1829 25 00 June 30, 1834
Emma C. B. Thompson Captain Sept. 2, 1832 50 00 June 30, 1834
Lucy R. Temple Lieutenant June 23, 1830 25 00 June 30, 1834
Charlotte Trant Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1820 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Ann Tight Seaman Mar. 24, 1834 6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Elizabeth Tobey Ordinary seaman April 30, 1813 5 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Hannah Thompson Seaman April 9, 1835 6 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Grizel A. Taylor Sailingmaster Jan. 2, 1820 20 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Hannah Ulrick Sailingmaster June 6, 1822 20 09 Mar. 3, 1817
Anna Vanderfien Ordinary seaman June 30, 1834 5 00 June 30, 1834
Lydia Vanhorn Marine Oct. 10, 1814 3 50 Mar. 4, 1814
Hannah Webb Seaman Jan. 1, 1813 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814
Catharine Wise Purser Nov. 20, 1821 20 00 June 30, 1834
Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate Aug. 8, 1813 9 50 Mar. 3, 1817
Charlotte Wares Sailingmaster Dec. 4, 1315 20 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Margaret Warner Sailingmaster Aug. 24, 1814 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813
Electa Webster Lieutenant Aug. 25, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834
Margaret Woods Boatswain Jan. 31, 1836 10 00 June 30, 1834
Rebecca Winn Purser Feb. 18, 1836 20 00 June 30, 1834
Edna Maria Wood Passed midshipman Oct. 9, 1836 12 50 June 30, 1834
Elizabeth White Master-at-arms May 18, 1815 9 00 Mar. 3, 1817
Mary D. Wade Lieutenant Nov. 25, 1816 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837
Eleanor Wills Landsman Aug. 10, 1800 4 00 Mar. 3, 1837

The number of widow pensioners is 238.

Annual sum to pay them $47,820.

THOS. L. RAGSDALE, Clerk, &c.

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N3.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of minor children, to whom pensions, were granted under the act of March 3, 1837, complete to September 30, 1837.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Father's rank. Monthly pension. Commencement of pension.
Joseph P. Anderson      
Sarah Ann Anderson Lieutenant $25 00 Nov. 27, 1822
John Armstrong      
Franklin Armstrong      
Venerando Armstrong Sergeant marine corps 7 50 Jan. 23, 1825
William Anderson      
Laura V. Anderson Captain marine corps 20 00 June 13, 1830
Julia Ann Blakslee Marine 3 50 July 31, 1827
Emma Brown      
Alexander Brown Captain 50 00 Nov. 28, 1828
Margaretta Baldwin Surgeon 27 50 Sept. 1, 1819
Susan E. Barry Sailingmaster 20 00 May 2, 1830
George T. Bassett Surgeon 25 00 Aug. 20, 1830
Waller M. Booth,      
William L. Booth,      
Thomas A. Booth Master commandant 30 00 July 20, 1828
Charles H. Budd Lieutenant 25 00 Mar. 14, 1827
James R. Blade Ordinary seaman 5 00 Sept. 26, 1834
William B. Cunningham.      
Edward T. Cunningham,      
John R. Cunningham Gunner 10 00 April 18, 1828
Charles R. Chamberlain      
Margaret T. Chamberlain Sailingmaster 20 00 Feb. 8, 1822
Emeline Cousins      
Delia Cousins Seaman 6 00 May 21, 1829
Emma Demarist Sergeant marine corps 8 00 Aug. 24, 1824
Teresa Davis Carpenter 10 00 Jan. 11, 1829
Nathaniel Downes Sailingmaster 20 00 June 13, 1825
Ellen E. Dexter Master commandant 30 00 Oct. 10, 1818
Eliza A. R. Dennison Purser 20 00 Mar. 15, 1822
Mary Ann Fisher Corporal marine corps 4 50 May 18, 1829
Edward Garrison Seaman 600 April 2, 1825
Stephen D. Hibbert Gunner 10 00 July 9, 1832
John H. Harrison Seaman 6 00 Aug. 16, 1831
George I. Hall Seaman 6 00 Dec. 10, 1834
Adolphus Heerman      
Theodore Heerman      
Valentine M. Heerman      
Clifford Heerman      
Charles F. Heerman Surgeon 35 00 April 20, 1837
John D. Jones,      
Permelia Ann Jones      
Daniel P. Jones      
Junes B, Jones Sailingmaster 20 00 May 21, 1826
Jane P. Linscott      
Mary F. Linscott      
Caroline W. Linscott Boatswain 10 00 May 25, 1837
Mary W. Ludlow,      
Robert C. Ludlow Purser 20 00 May 15, 1826
Caroline Lord Gunner 10 00 July 9, 1829
Adeline K. Low Lieutenant 25 00 May 2, 1826
Edgar Lightelle      
Benjamin T. Lightelle      
John B. O. Lightelle Marine 3 50 Dec. 22, 1824
William Middleton Quartermaster 8 00 July 1, 1830

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N3-Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Father's rank. Monthly pension. Commencement of pension.
Charles S. Macdonough      
Augustus R. Macdonough      
Charlotte R. Macdonough Captain $50 00 Nov. 10, 1835
Mary Louisa M[ ] Lieutenant 25 00 July 4, 1823
Margaret R. Mun[ ] Boatswain 10 00 Mar. 27, 1832
James B. McCauley Lieutenant 25 60 Feb. 20, 1927
James W. Nicholson      
Frederick A. G. Nicholson Lieutenant 25 00 June 24, 1832
John B. Packett      
Mary Ann Packett Lieutenant 25 00 Mar. 29, 1820
Nancy B. Perry      
Alexander Perry Lieutenant 25 00 Mar. 12, 1826
Mary R. Ritchie Lieutenant 25 00 June 20, 1831
Susan D. Robertson      
Eliza B. W. Robertson Purser 20 00 Aug. 11, 1821
Hannah T. Saunderson Lieutenant 25 00 Aug. 23, 1831
George T. Sinclair      
William Sinclair,      
Gilberta F. Sinclair Captain 50 00 Feb. 7, 1831
Mary V. Timberlake      
Margaret R. Timberlake Purser 20 00 April 2, 1828
Russell Trevett Surgeon 30 00 Nov. 4, 1822
Virginia A. Towner      
Hubert Towner Gunner 10 00 Sept. 2, 1834
Mary Ann Thomas Marine 3 50 May 11, 1826
Eliza I. Trimble      
Joshua W. Trimble Sailmaker 10 00 July 28, 1834
Emily Vandachenhausen Marine 3 50 Mar. 12, 1833
Thomas A. Young Lieut. marine corps 12 50 July 7, 1835

The number of minor children pensioners is eighty-four. Annual sum to pay them, $11,052.

THOMAS L. RAGSDALE, Clerk, &c.

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N4.

AN EXHIBIT, showing the amounts paid invalids, widows and children under the "Act for[ ] of the administration of the Navy Pension Fund," approved 3d March, 1837, [ ] at this office, from the passing of said act to the 30th September last.

Date of
settlement
per
Completer's
certificate
Name. Rank. Monthly
pay.
Amount
paid to
each.
Aggregate
amount.
  Invalids        
1837     Ds. cts. Dolls. cts. Dolls. cts.
Mar. 9 William A. Weaver Midshipman 9 50 2,426 30  
Mar. 11 Frederick Boyer Sergeant m. corps 3 25 368 65  
May 30 Thomas B. Parsons Seaman 6 00 1,926 00  
May 4 Daniel Kliss Ordinary seaman 5 00 200 00  
May 27 John J. Young Lieutenant 25 00 1,664 17  
May 2 William Venable Boatswain 4 75 83 44  
May 27 Usher Parsons Surgeon 12 50 2,921 07  
May 2 Thomas Barry Gunner 5 00 1,617 83  
May 30 William Sitcher Musician m. corps 3 50 4151 30  
May 30 Samuel Odrome, jr. Seaman 6 00 253 10  
May 29 Samuel Hambleton Purser 20 00 5,032 (37  
May 4 James Williamson Armorer 6 00 130 40  
May 4 Thomas Barber Ordinary seaman 3 00 27 83  
May 20 Stephen Champlin Sailingmaster 20 00 5,157 33  
May 27 John Grant Seaman 6 00 131 SO  
May 29 John Langley Ordinary seaman 5 00 995 00  
May 30 Peter Anderson Seaman" 3 00 603 20  
May 30 Robert M. Wilson Master's mate 10 00 1,820 00  
May 26 Francis Covenhoven Ordinary seaman 3 75 671 50  
May 30 Michael Fitzpatrick Master-at-arms 9 00 730 50  
May 29 Charles T. Platt Lieutenant 25 00 2,209 17  
May 29 David Quill Quartermaster 5 00 300 00  
May 4 John Wright Quarter gunner 5 62 1/2 78 75  
May 3 Daniel Riggs   3 75 999 75  
May 3 James Cole do. 5 00 530 00  
May 12 Patrick Gilligan Marine 3 50 21 10  
May 27 John Roberts Seaman 3 00 839 10  
May 26 Robert Scatterly do. 4 00 892 27  
May 27 John Agnew do. 5 00 400 00  
May 23 Owen Deddolph Gunner 5 00 755 83  
May 31 Samuel Angus Captain 50 00 6,251 67  
June 7 John Hall Quartermaster 4 50 178 50  
June 8 James Alcorn Sailingmaster 20 00 1,760 00  
June 10 Elijah L. Harris Marine 3 00 51 20  
June 12 John A. Webster Sailingmaster 20 00 1,780 00  
July 27 Do. do. 20 00 2,611 33  
June 13 John Ball Boatswain 9 00 114 00  
June 16 William C. Keen Master-at-arms 9 00 2,259 60  
June 20 Thomas Ward Captain of fore-top 7 50 30 50  
June 20 James B. Wright Quartermaster 9 00 72 00  
June 23 William Williams Marine 6 00 70 20  
June 23 Zephaniah Allen do. 3 00 672 00  
June 23 Nicholas T. Ferrel do. 3 00 27 60  
June 27 William Smart Ordinary seaman 5 00 210 67  
June 27 Andrew Mattison Seaman 5 00 42 17  
June 28 Joseph Dalrymple do. 4 50 1,178 25  
June 28 Charles Wilson Quartermaster 9 00 1,029 00  
July 8 George Upshaw Marine 3 00 832 10  
July 8 James Nickerson Seaman 6 00 382 80  
July 8 Isaac Bassett Ordinary seaman 5 00 102 33  
July 8 Thomas Buchanan Marine 3 00 83 70  
July 8 William Ward Seaman 6 00 270 00  
July 11 Burwell S. Randolph Midshipman 6 00 314 00  

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N4—Continued.

Date of
settlement
per
Completer's
certificate
Name. Rank. Monthly pay. Amount paid to each. Aggregate amount
1837.     Ds. cts. Dolls. cts. Dolls. cts.
July 11 Thomas Jackson Quartermaster 8 00 495 20  
July 12 James Thompson Seaman 6 00 45 40  
July 12 Thomas Murdock do. 6 00 45 40  
July 13 Edward Howland Ordinary seaman 4 00 26 40  
July 14 James D. Hammond Seaman 6 00 1,224 00  
July 14 Enoch M. Miley Quartermaster 8 00 804 80  
July 14 Owen Taylor Seaman 6 00 602 40  
July 14 John Dunn Marine 3 00 33 00  
July 14 John Waters Ordinary seaman 5 00 27 17  
July 15 Gardner Edmunds do. 5 00 1,024 50  
July 17 Jacob Eastman Cooper 4 50 4 20  
July 17 John Johnson Seaman 6 00 24 00  
July 18 Charles Morris Lieutenant 12 50 3,730 00  
July 20 John Lazario Seaman 5 00 20 00  
July 20 Robert Blair do. 6 00 4 40  
July 21 George Cornell Carpenter's mate 9 00 1,428 30  
July 25 John Daniels Quartermaster 8 00 531 73  
July 26 James Kelly Sergeant m. corps 3 00 560 40  
August 4 George Budd Lieutenant 15 00 4,267 50  
August 1 Thomas Nash Ordinary seaman 5 00 54 83  
August 1 Matthias McGill Seaman 8 00 86 93  
August 1 John Nugent Seaman 6 00 117 40  
August 1 John Adams do. 6 00 5  60  
August 1 Reuben Wright Carpenter's male 8 00 69 33  
August 2 John Lang Seaman 3 00 360 00  
August 3 Nathan Burr Quarter gunner 4 50 778 05  
August 3 James Grant Seaman 8 00 20 53  
August 4 John Clements do. 6 00 15 80  
August 9 Edward Carr do. 6 00 71 60  
August 14 Joshua Howell Ordinary seaman 5 00 65 33  
August 15 William Gunnison do. 5 00 123 67  
August 16 Daniel H. Cole Marine 3 00 70 20  
August 16 William Parker Seaman 6 00 23 40  
Sept. 1 T. White, (per H. Scovell administrator) do. 7 50 82 75  
Sept. 15 Joseph Smith Captain 18 75 5,131 25  
Sept. 16 Charles W. White Ordinary seaman 5 00 37 83  
Sept. 19 Samuel Butler Gunner 8 00 41 33  
Sept. 22 John Laughen Marine 1 75 533 92  
Sept. 23 Godfrey Bowman Ordinary seaman 6 00 868 20  
    Total amount paid to invalids 78,145 58
  Widows. Husband's rank.      
March 9 Emma C. B. Thompson Captain 50 00 1,096 67  
March 9 Mary E. Macpherson Master commandant 30 00 3,662 00  
March 10 Adeline H. Adams do. 30 00 1,260 00  
March 13 Lydia Brown Carpenter 10 00 1,230 67  
March 11 Hannah Caldwell Lieutenant 25 00 2,786 67  
March 13 Mary Steelwagen Sailing master 20 00 1,349 34  
March 13 Maria Page Surgeon 35 00 962 50  
March 14 Maria J. Cuvillier Musician m. corps 4 00 20 27  
March 16 Elizabeth Jones Marine 3 50 302 00  
May 8 Mary W. Rose Master commandant 30 00 1,383 00  
May 4 Mary Forrest Ser't maj. m. corps 8 50 339 87  
May 23 Mary T. Forrest Lieutenant 25 00 2,775 00  
May 23 Mary Jones Chaplain 20 00 1,299 33  
May 4 Rachel Steele Serg't marine corps 6 50 318 93  

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N4—Continued.

Date of
settlement
per
Completer's
certificate
Name. Husband's rank. Monthly
pay.
Amount
paid
to each.
Aggregate amount
1837.     Ds. cts. Dolls. cts. Dolls. cts.
May 23 Caroline M. Berry Lieutenant 25 00 3,135 83  
May 23 Louisa Sherburne do. 25 00 1,233 33  
May 23 Olive Grover Ordinary seaman 5 00 504 07  
May 23 Frances F. Cooke Lieutenant 25 00 269 17  
May 23 Fanny Cassin do. 25 00 2,425 00  
May 31 Mary Henley Captain 50 00 3,438 33  
May 23 Susan Bainbridge do. 50 00 555 00  
May 24 Catharine Wise Purser 20 00 2,306 07  
May 24 Phebe Montgomery Surgeon 25 00 1,943 00  
May 21 Jane Evans Captain 50 00 6,046 67  
May 29 Frances A. Thomas Lieutenant 25 00 1,441 67  
May 29 Georgiana A. Peaco Surgeon 25 00 2,130 83  
May 30 Mary Russell Serg't marine corps 6 50 448 48  
May 20 Catharine Read Lieutenant 25 00 7,495 00  
May 29 Rhoda Newcomb do. 25 00 2,750 00  
May 20 Eliza Doxey Sailing master 20 00 1,400 07  
May 30 Jane Smith Midshipman 9 50 373 35  
May 30 Maria Babbitt Surgeon 25 00 2,430 00  
May 30 Charlotte M. R. Thorn do. 25 00 2,060 00  
May 30 Elizabeth Trenchard Captain 50 00 5,795 00  
May 30 Harriet J. Kissam Surgeon 30 00 2,214 00  
May 28 Mary Neale Lieutenant 5 00 1,280 00  
May 24 Mary Gritlin Surgeon 5 00 1,330 00  
May 24 Anna M. Rogers Captain 50 00 1,265 00  
May 24 Elizabeth J. Caldwell Lieutenant 25 00 867 50  
May 22 Luertia M. Perry Purser 20 00 514 67  
May 25 Sarah Ann Lent Sailmaker's mate 9 50 1,117 52  
May 4 Elizabeth Lee Lieutenant 25 00 600 00  
May 25 Eliza L. Pierce do. 5 00 804 00  
May 27 Eliza Maury do. 5 00 811 47  
May 2 Ann R. Hull Sailmaker 10 00 694 00  
May 2 Ann Maria Clunet Serg't marine corps 6 50 293 00  
May 24 Sally Annis Seaman 6 00 72 00  
May 24 Ann E. Tingey Captain 50 00 3,261 67  
May 24 Clarissa B. Scott Lieutenant 25 00 1,311 07  
May 24 Mary C. Spence Captain 50 00 4,656 67  
June 6 Juliana Birchmore Surgeon 32 50 1,572 50  
May 4 Theresa Hoffman Musician m. corps 4 00 325 47  
May 24 Electa Webster Lieutenant 25 00 2,804 17  
May 24 Harriet S. Sanders do. 5 00 1,203 83  
May 25 Phebe A. Smith Master commandant 30 00 2,563 00  
May 26 Ellen Jenkins Seaman 6 00 053 00  
May 26 Harriet. Carter Lieutenant 5 00 799 00  
May 31 Mehitable Smith do. 25 00 1,433 33  
May 31 Abigail Kitchen Seaman 6 00 140 60  
May 9 Hester Murphy Corporal m. corps 4 50 810 60  
May 9 Elizabeth Beeler do. 4 50 339 30  
May 9 Catharine Mitchell Landsman 4 00 77 33  
May 31 Eliza W. Cocke Lieutenant 5 00 3,228 67  
May 31 Eliza Page Sailing master 20 00 1,809 33  
May 31 Abigail Cowell Lieutenant 25 00 1,362 00  
June 9 Ellen Dix Surgeon 27 50 1,911 17  
May 31 Lydia Low Yeoman 9 00 1,071 00  
June 10 Elizabeth K. Boughan Lieutenant 25 00 495 00  
June 13 Phebe Hamersley do. 25 00 1,983 00  
June 11 Charlotte M. R. Thorn Surgeon 5 00 562 00  
June 24 Mary Ford Carpenter's mate 50 130 17  
June 24 Harriet H. Sanders Lieutenant 20 00 15 33  

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N4—Continued.

Date of
settlement
per
Completer's
certificate
Names. Husband's rank. Monthly pay. Amount paid to each. Aggregate amount.
1837     Ds. cts. Dolls. cts. Dolls. cts.
June 26 Carmine Jones Master-at-arms 9 00 454 80  
July 3 Lucy R. Temple Lieutenant 25 00 1,208 83  
July 8 [ ] Boatswain 10 00 303 67  
July 8 Eliza A. Oliver Gunner 10 00 10 00  
July 13 Abigail Appleton Seaman 6 00 1,259 20  
July 13 Dorothy M. Evans Boatswain 10 00 237 00  
July 13 Eliza M. Cloud Assistant surgeon 15 00 525 00  
July 14 Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate 9 50 842 97  
July 17 Sarah Berry Boatswain 10 00 591 33  
July 24 Rachel Steele Orderly serg't m. c. 8 00 73 00  
July 25 Eliza C. Potter Master commandant 30 00 1,017 00  
July 27 Rebecca McGee Marine 50 104 58  
Sept. 20 Eliza Zellweger Surgeon 35 00 1,646 17  
    Total amount paid to widows 121,809 38
  Children Father's rank.      
May 2 Catharine A. Grenell Sailingmaster 20 00 1,200 00  
May 2 Ann Eliza Laurie Captain 50 00 479 17  
May 2 Henrietta Dyer     2,907 00  
May 2 Charlotte J. Taylor do. 50 00 6,893 33  
June 1 Caroline E. G[ ]nore Seaman 6 00 875 60  
June 1 John Mullen Quartermaster 9 00 425 25  
June 2 Elizabeth P. Jordan     118 05  
June 2 Lavinia Smith Lieutenant 25 00 3,584 17  
May 3 Eliza Hodge Boatswain 10 00 134 33  
May 3 Margaret Hodge     285 33  
JUne 1 Mary McKnight Captain m. corps 20 00 1,075 22  
June 1 Anna P. Klapp     1,292 89  
June 1 Priseilla Twiggs     1,740 89  
June 3 Ann Olivia Stoodley Sailingmaster 20 00 776 67  
June 3 Ade. E. McD. Stoodley     1,223 33  
June 2 Russell Trevett Surgeon 30 00 3,596 00  
May 6 Elizabeth Fowler Musician m. corps 4 00 312 00  
May 6 Margaret A. Hodgson     552 60  
May 30 Thomas A. Budd Lieutenant 25 00 1,068 33  
May 30 Charles H. Budd     1,870 00  
June 6 Maria Nicholson Captain 50 00 624 14  
June 6 Elizabeth R. Nicholson     3,790 28  
June 3 John S. Booth Master commandant 30 00 753 25  
June 3 Waller S. Booth     744 75  
June 3 William L. Booth     744 75  
June 3 Thomas A. Booth     744 75  
June 4 Sarah Malanson Quartermaster 8 00 78 31  
June 4 Elizabeth Daley     153 51  
June 4 William Middleton     392 18  
May 30 Eleanor Ann Robey Musician m. corps 4 00 240 00  
June 3 Miriam S. Hervey Seaman 6 00 360 00  
May 31 Rachael W. Price Lieutenant 25 00 2,815 83  
May 31 Catherine E. Stewart Captain 50 00 2,086 67  
May 31 Lydia Baldwin Surgeon 27 50 1,390 69  
May 31 Georgia Baldwin     1,677 19  
June 1 Margaretta Baldwin     2,291 36  
June 3 Arthur Sinclair Captain 50 00 97 33  
June 3 Elizabeth B. [Whiale]     346 68  
June 3 George T. Sinclair     1,031 64  
June 3 Wm. H. Sinclair     1,031 64  
June 3 Gilberto F. Sinclair     1,031 64  

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N4—Continued.

Date of
settlement
per
Completer's
certificate.
Names. Father's rank. Monthly
pay.
Amount
paid
to each.
Aggregate amount.
1837     Ds. cts Dolls. cts. Dolls. cts.
June 2 Burroughs E. Carr Sailingmaster 20 00 600 00  
May 29 William Vickers Seaman 6 00 360 00  
June 1 Samuel Barron Captain 50 00 8,098 31  
June 13 Samuel Barron     746 66  
June 6 Eleanor Buckley Musician 4 00 92 00  
June 6 James S. Buckley     128 32  
June 5 Thomas Buckley     031 45  
June 5 Jane Lambright. Boatswain   600 00  
June 8 Abigail Johnson Ordinary seaman   1,161 67  
June 8 Edw'd T. Macdonough Captain 50 00 1,370 67  
June 8 Chas. T. Macdonough     1,336 67  
June 8 Aug. R. Macdonough     1,336 67  
June 8 Thomas Macdonough     1,336 67  
June 8 Charl[i]e R. Macdonough     1,336 67  
June 10 Ann Eliza Brown do. 50 00 597 91  
June 10 Isaac C. Brown     1,355 69  
June 10 Alexander Brown     1,360 69  
June 10 Emma Brown     1,300 09  
June 10 Matilda Sisson Sailingmaster 20 00 1,200 00  
June 10 Wm. B. Ludlow Purser 20 00 480 00  
June 10 Augustus C. Ludlow     594 44  
June 10 Mary W. Ludlow     737 44  
June 10 Robert C. Ludlow     737 44  
June 12 Abigail B. Tarr Sailingmaster 20 00 229 00  
June 10 Mary G. Tarr     1,327 00  
June 16 James W. Anderson Captain m. corps 20 00 481 50  
June 16 Benj. F. Anderson     297 50  
June 16 William Anderson     546 17  
June 16 Virginia N. Anderson     546 17  
June 14 Abigail Dearborn Master commandant 30 00 2,034 00  
June 15 Rufus W. Land Warrant officer 9 00 1,519 80  
June 14 George Sutherland Master's mate 10 00 226 67  
June 16 Robert T. Barry Sailingmaster 20 00 126 32  
June 16 Richard F. Barry     689 89  
June 16 Susanna E. Barry     782 56  
June 16 Susannah Johnson Boatswain 10 00 101 50  
June 16 George B. Longili     594 50  
June 17 Daniel G. Ingraham Lieutenant 25 00 1,775 00  
June 21 Eliza Ann Carswell Seaman 6 00 367 60  
June 21 Samuel Carswell     622 00  
June 22 Clifton Wharton Colonel m. corps 30 00 248 50  
June 22 George W. Wharton     369 50  
June 22 Franklin Wharton     455 75  
June 22 W. Lewis Wharton     649 42  
June 22 Alfred W. Clifton     1,412 42  
June 22 Henry W. Wharton     1,918 42  
June 24 Susan D. Robertson Purser 20 00 907 50  
June 24 Elizabeth B. Robertson     907 50  
June 28 Mary Ann McCann Sergeant m. corps 6 50 623 35  
June 28 William B. McCann     907 40  
June 28 Ann Haynes Seaman 6 00 152 53  
June 28 Susan Maialions     312 63  
June 28 Sarah Weston     883 83  
June 29 Wm. G. Bartlett Boatswain's mate 9 50 661 33  
July 1 Bathsheba Proctor Carpenter's mate 9 50 189 98  
July 1 Elizabeth A. Nelson     544 22  
July 7 L [ ] C. Laughton Gunner 10 00 600 00  
July 12 John R. Cunningham   10 00 3[ ] 00  

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N4—Continued.

Date of
settlement
per
Completer's
certificate.
Names. Father's rank. Monthly
pay.
Amount
paid
to each.
Aggregate
amount.
1837.     Ds. cts. Dolls. cts. Dolls. cts.
July 12 W. B. Cunningham Gunner 10 00 368 00  
July 12 E. T. Cunningham     368 00  
July 18 Shubael Dowries Sailingmaster 20 00 452 44  
July 18 Deborah Downes     845 44  
July 18 Nathl. Downes     1,473 44  
July 20 S. S. W. Barrett Quartermaster 8 00 510 40  
July 20 Morris E. Brown Master's mate 10 00 2,441 67  
July 27 James A. Watson Boatswain 10 00 302 50  
Aug. 2 Lucy Belmore Seaman 6 00 660 00  
Aug. 7 J. De Wolfe Perry Lieutenant 25 00 1,047 22  
Aug. 7 Alexander Perry     1,171 39  
Aug. 7 Nancy B. Perry     1,171 39  
Aug. 9 John Trimble Sailmaker 10 00 444 39  
Aug. 9 Joshua W. Trimble     485 39  
Aug. 9 Eliza Jane Trimble     485 39  
Aug. 9 Elizabeth Higdon Gunner 10 00 500 00  
Aug. 15 Mary Proctor Seaman 6 00 409 80  
Aug. 21 Martha Bliss do. 6 00 301 07  
Aug. 25 Olney M. Blakely Captain 50 00 3,000 00  
Aug. 25 Maria Marden Ordinary seaman 5 00 70 27  
Aug. 25 Nancy F. Wilson     105 69  
Aug. 25 Caroline Tobey     315 19  
Aug. 26 Rebecca M. Tucker Master's mate 10 00 970 41  
Aug. 21 Hannah Williams Seaman 6 00 300 00  
Sept. 1 Mary McCarty Ordinary seaman 5 00 995 83  
Sept. 12 Ed. T. Shubrick Lieutenant 25 00 4,742 50  
Sept. 28 Eunice Patterson Seaman 6 00 178 05  
Sept. 28 Eleanor Bickford     294 58  
Sept. 28 Joshua Lumbard     384 78  
Sept. 28 John Lumbard     550 58  
Total amount paid to children       129,660 54

RECAPITULATION.

Paid to invalids 78,145 53  
Paid to widows 121,809 31  
Paid to children 129,000 51  
Aggregate amount   329,615 41

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
     Fourth Auditor's office, November 30, 1837

J. C. PICKETT, Auditor.

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N5.

A STATEMENT showing the receipts and expenditures on account of the navy pension fund, from the 1st day of October, 1836, to 30th of September, 1837, inclusively; and advances to agents from the Treasury during the same period.

  I. Balance in the Treasury to the credit of the fund, 1st of October, 1830, per Registers report   $12,874 90
  II. Amount received into the Treasury since 1st of October, 1836. from whom, and on what account, viz:    
1836      
October 8 Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Cincinnati stock $2,500 00  
18 Do. for interest on Maryland State stock 1,263 96  
Novem. 16 Do. for proceeds of sale of Maryland stock 35,000 00  
1837.      
January 18 Do. for interest on Maryland stock 826 23  
February 1 Do. for interest on Pennsylvania stock 5,311 73  
March 22 President of Mechanic's Bank, New York, for balance received from United States Branch Bank 233 22  
April 11 Secretary of the Navy, (per S. Scott,) for interest on Cincinnati stock - 2,500 00  
March 23 Do. for interest on Washington corporation stock 743 41  
April 17 Do. for dividend on Union Bank stock (Georgetown) 300 00  
20 Do. for proceeds of sale of Maryland stock 2,493 75  
May 2 Do. for proceeds of sale of Maryland stock, in part 20,000 00  
10 Do. for interest on Maryland stock 828 60  
      72,000 90
  The following sums, having been received since the stoppage of specie
payments by the bonks, could not to placed in the Treasury, viz:
   
July 3 Nicholas Biddle advanced in part of stock of the Bank of the United States, be- longing to the fund    
August 17 Do. Do. 100,000 00  
      500,000 00

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N5.—Continued.

1837      
July 5 Secretary of the Navy, for proceeds of sale of Maryland stock (part) $20,000 00  
July 11 Do. for interest on Washington corporation stock - 944 13  
7 Do. do. Maryland stock 469 97  
7 Do. for balance of proceeds of Maryland stock sold in May last 9,750 00  
August 28 Do. for interest on Pennsylvania stock 5,314 73  
Septem. 13 Do. for proceeds of Maryland stock 13,766 74 10,042 57
  Total amount of receipts   $621,943 47
1836. III. Expenditures from 1st of October, 1836, to 30th September, 1837, inclusively, viz:    
October 5 Paid Secretary of the Treasury for 110 shares of stock of the Bank of the U. S. $11,000 00  
  Paid Elizabeth Perry, widow, for pension due her from 23d August, 1819, to 1st July, 1836 10,111 07  
Decem. 17 Paid William Welsh, seaman, for pension due him from 1st July. 1822, to 2d December, 1836 835 17  
1837.      
Feb'ry 2 Paid Payne Perry for pension due him from 6th April, 1815, to 5th April. 1836, inclusive 1,512 00  
July 28 Paid Mary Price, (late Wilson,) widow, for pension due her from 13th December, 1813, to 27th September, 1833 1,424 80  
August 2 Paid Deborah McMahon, (late Jordan,) widow, for pension from 3d December, 1815, to 15th December, 1824 650 40  
  Total amount paid by the Treasurer   $25,534 04

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  Paid upon claims settled at this office, under the act of the 3d of March, 1837, as per exhibit marked N4    
1836. IV. Advances from the Treasury to agents, to pay pensions, viz:    
Decem. 6 To President of the Commercial Bank, Cincinnati $354 00  
  Do. Girard Bank, Philadelphia 3,785 00  
  Do. Union Bank, Baltimore 3,000 00  
  Do. Trenton Banking Company, N. J. 36 00  
  Do. Farmers and Mechanics Bank, Hartford, Ct. 780 00  
  Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, R. I. 1,678 00  
  Do. Bank of Virginia, Norfolk 4,600 00  
  Do. Commercial Bank, Portsmouth, N. H. 471 85  
  Do. Mechanics and Manufacturers' Bank, Pittsburgh 150 00  
  Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 6,000 00  
  Do. Commercial Bank, Boston 1,600 00  
  Do. Planters' Bank of Georgia, Savannah 120 00  
  Do. Commercial Bank, New Orleans 219 00  
  Do. Louisville Savings Institution, Ky. 643 49  
  Do. Bank of the Metropolis, Washington 1,000 00  
24 Do. do. do. 300 00  
1837.      
March 16 Do. do. do. 7,000 00  
May 2 Do. do. do. 20,000 00  
August 30 Do. do. do. 5,000 00  
  Total   $59,173 34

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
     Fourth Auditor's Office, October 30, 1837.

J. C. PICKETT, Auditor.

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N6.

ACCOUNT of stocks owned by the navy pension fund, 1st October, 1837.

United States Bank stock $641,600 00
Pension stock, 5 per cent. 212,469 16
City of Cincinnati. 5 per cent. 100,000 00
City of Washington, 5 per cent. 59,472 40
City of Washington, 6 per cent. 6,690 69
Bank of Washington 14,000 00
Union Bank of Georgetown 15,000 00
  $1,049,232 25

Note.-On 8th November, 1837, was sold pension stocks to the nominal amount of $55,000.

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N7.

STATEMENT of money received since 1st of October, 1836, for interest and dividends on stock owned by the navy pension fund.

1836. October 8. Interest on Cincinnati stock $2,500 00
October 18. Interest on Maryland stock 1,263 96
1837. January 18. Interest on Maryland stock 820 23
February 1. Interest on Pennsylvania stock 5,311 73
March 23. Interest on Washington stock 743 41
April 11. Interest on Cincinnati stock 2,500 00
April 17 Dividend on Georgetown Union Bank stock 300 60
May 10. Interest on Maryland stock 828 60
July 7. Interest on Maryland stock 109 97
July 11. Interest on Washington slock 914 13
August 28. Interest on Pennsylvania stock 5,311 73
  Total $20,699 76

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N8.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of invalid privateer pensioners, complete to September 30, 1837.

NAMES Of PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of
pension.
Monthly
pension.
Act of Congress
under which
allowed.
Stephen Abbot Seaman Feb. 1, 1813 $4 00 Feb. 13, 1813
William Austin Captain Dec. 27, 1814 15 00 Do.
George Albree Cabin-boy Sept. 5, 1813 3 00 Do.
John Barr Captain's clerk Nov. 4, 1812 4 00 Do.
David Boomer Seaman Oct. 10, 1823 3 00 Do.
John Boyd Seaman Jan. 11, 1814 0 00 Do.
John Baker Seaman Apr. 18, 1814 2 00 Do.
Martin Baker Seaman Sept. 4, 1814 6 00 Do.
Edward Cole Seaman Dec. 7, 1812 4 00 Do.
B. H. Churchill Captain Nov. 19, 1814 20 00 Do.
John Cook Seaman Aug. 29, 1812 6 00 Do.
John Carlow Pilot Jan. 1, 1828 4 00 Do.
Andrew Desendorf Seaman Apr. 19, 1814 4 00 Do.
Lewis Demotte Seaman July 20, 1813 6 00 Do.
Samuel Elwell Seaman July 15, 1812 5 00 Do.
John Edwards Lieutenant Dec. 6, 1812 9 00 Do.
James Fort Prize-master Jan. 17, 1813 9 00 Do.
Henry Fletcher Seaman Mar. 3, 1814 4 00 Do.
Joshua Gamage Seaman June 22, 1825 3 00 Do.
Isaac Goodwin Seaman May 30, 1813 5 00 Do.
Empsom Hamilton Marine Oct. 15, 1812 6 00 Do.
Edward Hurn Boatswain Oct. 1, 1835 10 00 Do.
Henry Lively Captain Dec. 2, 1829 20 00 Do.
Leonard Mattee Seaman Dec. 7. 1812 3 00 Do.
James Miller Seaman Mar. 8, 1815 6 00 Do
John Mantz Lieutenant Jan. 1, 1824 12 00 Do.
James Row- Prize-master Oct. 19, 1812 3 33 1/3 Do.
Peter Roderique Boatswain's mate Sept. 23, 1812 8 00 Do.
Benjamin Smith Master's mate Oct. 20, 1812 8 00 Do.
Samuel B. Spence Gunner's mate Sept. 1. 1821 6 00 Do.
James Sawyer Prize-master Nov. 18, 1834 10 00 Do.
Thomas Taylor Gunner's mate Nov. 4, 1812 6 00 Do.
Murray Talbot Seaman Aug. 9, 1812 5 00 Do.
Benjamin Upton Captain Dec. 6, 1812 10 00 Do.
Richard Van Vorst Seaman July 13, 1829 5 00 Do.
Nathaniel Weston Seaman Sept. 1, 1812 3 00 Do.

The number of pensioners is thirty-six. Annual sum to pay them, $2,920,

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N9

A STATEMENT of the receipts and expenditures on account of the privateer pension fund from the 1st of October, 1836, to the 30th day of September, 1837, inclusively.

  I. Balance in the Treasury to the credit of the fund, October 1, 1836, per Register's report    
1836. II. Amount received into the Treasury since October 1, 1836, from whom, and on what account, viz:    
October 18 Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Maryland stock - 858 10  
November 1837 Do. per president of Commercial Bank. Portsmouth. N. H. for balance due by him as agent 1,159 16  
January 18 Do. for interest on Maryland stock 58 32  
February 13 Do. for proceeds of sale of do. 298 00  
March 10 Do. do. do. 697 00  
22 Do. per president Mechanics' Bank. New York, for balance received from United States Branch Bank; 48 23  
April 14 Do. for proceeds of sale of Maryland stock 169 66  
May 10 Do. for interest on Maryland stock 43 46 $2,558 28
  The following amount having been received since the stoppage of specie payments by the banks could not be placed in the Treasury, viz:    
  From the president of the Union Rank. Baltimore, for proceeds of Maryland stock sold in May last   3,467 05
  Total receipts   $6,025 33

--783--

1837. III. Expenditures from October 1, 1836, to September 30, 1837 inclusively:    
February 9 Paid Lucy Kemble (widow) for pension due her $600 00  
March 3 Do. Phoebe Underwood do. 600 00  
31 Do. Empson Hamilton for arrears of pension 290 50 $1,490 50
  The following has been paid by the pension agent at Washington, upon the Comptrollers certificate, viz:    
  To Susannah Long, (widow,) for arrears of pension (in part)   2,399 00
  Total expenditures   $3,889 50
  IV. Advances from the Treasury to agents to pay pensions, viz:    
1836. President of the Girard Bank, Philadelphia 12 00  
" Do. Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore 215 00  
" Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, R. I. 18 00  
" Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 354 00  
" Do. Commonwealth Bank, Boston 536 89  
June 17 Do. Bank of the Metropolis, Washington 112 07  
  Total   $1,247 96

J. C. PICKETT, Auditor.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
     Fourth Auditor's Office, October 30, 1837.

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No. 10.

A STATEMENT of money paid into the Treasury since 1st October, 1836, on account of interest on stock owned by the privateer pension fund.

1836.    
October 18. Interest on Maryland stock $58 10
1837.    
January 18. Interest on Maryland stock 58 33
May 10. Interest on Maryland stock 43 46
    $159 89

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No. 11.

A STATEMENT showing the balance in the Treasury to the credit of the nary hospital fund, on the 1st October, 1830, and the receipts and expenditures on account of the said fund from that period up to the 1st October, 1837, and the balance on the 1st October, 1837.

NAVY HOSPITAL FUND.
Balance on the 1st of October, 1836 $75,717 36
Receipts from 1st October, 1836, to 1st October, 1837 19,293 00
  $95,010 36
Expenditures from 1st October, 1830, to 1st October, 1837 808 00
Balance on the 1st October, 1837 $94,202 36

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
     Register's Office, 21st Nov. 1837.

T. L. SMITH, Register.

--785--

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R.

LIST of deaths in the navy of the United States, as ascertained at the department, since the 1st December, 1836.

Name and rank. Date. Place.
COMMANDER.    
George Budd Sept. 3, 1837 Boston
LIEUTENANTS.    
John H. Smith Nov. 30, 1836 Mahon.
Hampton Westcott March 25, 1837 At sea in the John Adams.
John A. Carr May 3, 1837 Albemarle county, Va.
James Williams " 14, 1837 Hospital, near Norfolk, Va.
Robert W. Jones " 20, 1837 Navy hospital, New York.
N. C. Lawrence July 12, 1837 New York.
John Cassin Oct'r 10, 1837 Baltimore, Md.
SURGEON.    
Leonard Osborne Oct. 5, 1837 Near Bainbridge, Geo.
PURSER.    
Clement S. Huntt April 4, 1837 Philadelphia.
Silas H. Butler " 9, 1837 Brooklyn, N. Y.
CHAPLAIN.    
James Everett April 12, 1837 Frig. Constitution, Med'n.
PASSED MIDSHIPMEN.    
O. Fairfax Jan'y 1, 1837 Pensacola.
Hendrick Norvell March 18, 1837 Nashville, Tenn.
A. W. Prevost Feb'y 22, 1837 At sea in frigate Brandywine.
John M. Mason July 7, 1837 Fairfax county, Va.
MIDSHIPMEN.    
Wm. Paul Taylor    
Alexander H. Wells Nov. 30, 1836 Coast of Africa.
ACTING MIDSHIPMEN.    
John Bishop June 20, 1837 Halifax, Pa.

--786--

LIST OF DEATHS-Continued

Name and rank. Date Place
BOATSWAIN    
Thomas Ring    
John Patterson Dec'r 13, 1836 Arkansas.
James Springer Sept'r 7, 1837 At sea.
GUNNERS    
Samuel Daggett 1837  
David Taggart Dec'r 13, 1830 At sea.
LIEUTENANT OF MARINES    
Andrew Ross Dec'r 11, 1830 Fort Heileman, Pa.

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S.

LIST of dismissions from the navy of the United States, since the of September, 1836.

Name and rank. Date of dismission.
LIEUTENANT.  
Charles H. Duryee 30th October, 1837.
PASSED MIDSHIPMAN.  
William C. Spencer 10th April, 1837.
MIDSHIPMAN.  
Robert Patton 10th June, 1837.
ACTING GUNNER.  
William McNally 3d January, 1837.

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T.

LIST of resignations in the navy of the United States, since the 1st of December, 1836.

Name and rank. When accepted.
LIEUTENANT.  
Samuel T. Gillett 13th September, 1837.
ASSISTANT SURGEON.  
Thomas A. Parsons 20th September, 1837.
PASSED MIDSHIPMAN.  
George R. Carroll 29th May, 1837.
MIDSHIPMEN.  
Wm. H. B. Johnson 29th December, 1836.
Edwin A. Drake 28th January, 1837.
Thomas F. Davis 27th March, 1837.
Louis E. Musson 12th April, 1837.
E. M. Granger 28th April, 1837.
Frederick Oakes, jr. 1st May, 1837.
E. C. Kennedy 12th May. 1837.
James M. Bankhead 23d May, 1837.
John G. Anthony 14th June, 1837.
Wm. H. Carnes 3d July, 1837.
Francis P. Hoban 31st August, 1837.
Benjamin Morgan 1st September, 1837.
James H. H. Sands 4th November, 1837.
Wm. G. Benham 14th November, 1837.
ACTING MIDSHIPMAN.  
Benjamin F. B. Hunter 10th October, 1837.
SECOND LIEUTENANT OF MARINES.  
Wm. M. McArdle 1st February, 1837.
CARPENTER.  
William Peterson 21st September, 1837.
NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR.  
William Doughty 2d October, 1837.

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U.

SUPPRESSION of the slave trade under the act of March 2d, 1819.

Dr.         Cr.
1836.     1836.    
Nov. 23. To balance in the Treasury this day $11,413 58 Dec. By E. Skinner, agent's order, paid Dr. Gurley $375 00
1837. To amount reappropriated per act   1837.   11,038 58
March 3. of 3d March, 1837 11,113 57 Jan. 1. By amount carried to the credit of the surplus fund this day  
      April. By E. Skinner, agent's order, paid Dr. Gurley 177 05
  By amount paid Commr. Mays, for bounty on recaptured Africans 155 00
  By amount paid to Lieut. O. H. Glesson, for the same 24 65
  By amount paid to Elias J. Lewis, seaman, for the same 10 63
  By amount paid to G. C. Cooper, purser, for the same 77 50
  By amount paid to Lieutenant R. H. Morris, for the same 77 50
May. By amount paid to Lieutenant J. P. Wilson, for the same 77 50
June. By amount paid to Gabriel J. Floyd, collector, for the same 50 00
  Balance 10,703 71
Nov. 23.   $22,827 15     $22,827 15
  To balance in the Treasury this day $10,763 74

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V.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
September 28, 1837.

Sir:

The board appointed by you for making experiments to ascertain the safety and comparative efficiency of certain naval ordnance, under a resolution of the House of Representatives, were not able to commence those experiments, in compliance with your order of the 12th July, 1836, until the month of December of that year.

The board had previously determined that the experiments should be made to ascertain the safety of the medium 32-pounder gun, of about 50 cwt., and the light 24-pounder gun of about 32 cwt.; and the relative efficiency of the medium 32 pounder gun. of about 50 cwt., and heavy 24-pounder gun of 49 cwt.; and of the light 24-pounder gun, the 42 pounder carronade and the ship 12-pounder gun.

A necessity for attending to other duties by some of the members, and of making further preparations, rendered it necessary to suspend the experiments near the close of December, 1836, until June, 1837. They were then renewed, and continued until the experiments necessary for the objects proposed by the board were completed.

The board have now the honor to state the general results of the experiments which were made, and their opinions upon the points required by the resolution of the House of Representatives.

For the purpose of testing the safety of the guns in question, the light 24-pounder gun, of 32 cwt. 0 qrs., 16 pounds, was fired with the following charges, viz:

1 with 6 pounds powder and 2 shot.

163 times with 5 pounds powder and 2 shot.

5 times with 4 1/2 pounds powder and 2 shot.

7 times with 4 pounds powder and 2 shot; making 176 times double shotted, and

79 times with 6 pounds powder and 1 shot.

717 times with 5 pounds powder and 1 shot.

14 times with 4 1/2 pounds powder and 1 shot.

13 times with 4 pounds powder and 1 shot.

1 time with 3 1/2 pounds powder and 1 shot; making the whole 1,000 times: after which it was loaded with 5 1/2 pounds powder and 2 shot, and the charge of powder increased at each fire, until the 12th. when the gun burst, being loaded with 11 pounds of powder and 2 shot. The medium 32-pounder gun was fired, with the following charges, viz:

2 times with 8 pounds of powder and 2 shot.

70 times with 7 pounds of powder and 2 shot; making

72 times with double shot, and

52 times with 10 pounds powder and 1 shot.

4 times with 9 1/2 pounds powder and 1 shot.

850 times with 8 pounds powder and 1 shot.

12 times with 7 1/2 pounds powder and 1 shot.

2 times with 6 1/2 pounds powder and 1 shot.

2 times with 4 pounds powder and 1 shot, making in all 1,000 times. After which it was loaded with 8 1/2 pounds of powder and 2 shot, and the charge of powder increased half a pound at each discharge, until the 32d fire, when the gun burst with a charge of 24 pounds of powder and 2 shot.

--790--

The guns were taken from the navy yard at Gosport, without selection, and were frequently fired in rapid succession. The powder used gave an average range of 232 yards, from the eprouvette, was very clean, coarse, and apparently of good quality.

The windage of the shot for the 32-pounder medium gun, was from 22 to 36 hundredths of an inch, for the light 24-pounder, from 16 to 28 hundredths of an inch.

These experiments satisfied the board that the light 24-pounder and the medium 32 pounder were perfectly safe when used with proper charges.

These charges, in the opinion of the board, are:

10 pounds of powder for very distant firing, from the 32-pounder: 8 pounds of powder for the ordinary charge, with one shot; and 6 pounds, for 2 shot, or very close action. For the 24-pounder gun, 6 pounds of powder is considered the proper charge, for very distant firing, 5 pounds for the ordinary charge, and 4 1/2 pounds for 2 shot, or very close action.

As respects the relative efficiency of those guns, as compared with those for which they have been substituted, the board made experiments to ascertain the ranges from the respective guns at their, first grazes, with different charges and degrees of elevation; and noted the penetration and effects of the shot upon targets made of the thickness of the side of a frigate of the first class, and placed at the distances of quarter, half, and three-quarters of a mile from the battery.

Two 12-pounder carronades were used, one having a bore of 6.878 inches, and the other with 7.018 inches, or the same as the long 42 pounder guns; 5 1/4 pounds of powder was considered the proper maximum charge for the guns, and 3 1/2 pounds for the ordinary charges. The following table shows the respective ranges at different elevations, to the first grazes:

Carronade, small bore or 6.878 inches Carronade, large bore or 7.018 inches Light twenty-four pounder gun, 5.82
At 1° 5 1/4 lbs. powder 498 5 1/4 lbs. powder 422 6 lbs. powder 564
At 1°30' 5 1/4 lbs. powder 660 5 1/4 lbs. powder 555 6 lbs. powder 826
At 1°30' 3 1/2 lbs. powder 573 3 1/2 lbs. powder 462 5 lbs. powder 683
At 3° 3 1/2 lbs. powder 1,080   5 lbs. powder 1,254
At 3°40' 3 1/2 lbs. powder 1,240 5 lbs. powder 1,352
At 3°40' 3 1/2 lbs. powder 1,380 5 lbs. powder 1,352

The proper elevation for the carronade with small bore, when charged with 5 1/4 pounds of powder, and one shot, was found to be 2°15' to strike the half mile target, and 3°30" for the three-quarters of mile target; and for the 24-pounder gun, with 6 pounds of powder, 1°25' for half mile target, and 2°30' for three-quarters of a mile target. With 3 1/2 pounds of powder the carronade required an elevation of 2°45, to strike the half mile target, 4°30' to strike the three-quarter of mile target; and the 24-pounder gun with 5 pounds powder required 1°45' for the half mile target, and 3° for the three-quarters of mile target.

From these data, it is evident that, with the same elevation, the ranges to the first grazes are greater from the light 24-pounder, than from the 42-pounder of small bore, when loaded with the corresponding charges. The difference of ranges from the two carronades, with the same charges and elevations, shows the very great effect of difference of windage. The relative penetrations into the different targets appeared to be nearly equal, and

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the destructive effects of these shot which passed through were greater generally from the 42-pounder carronade, than from the 24-pounder light gun. The 24-pounder gun may be fired with two shot and 4 1/2 pounds of powder, with safety, and with efficiency, if required, at distances not exceeding 350 yards. There appeared to be no doubt of the superior efficiency of the 24-pounder gnu, over the 12-pounder gun as a battery for a sloop of war. In comparing the relative velocity of the medium 32-pounder gun with the heavy 24-pounder gun, the difference of windage of the shot for the two guns prevented any accurate comparison of their relative ranges. The average windage, when the ranges were compared, were for the 32-pounder gun, [29/100] of an inch, and for the 24-pounder gun [29/100] of an inch. With these differences of windage, the relative ranges of the first grazes were as follows:

The twenty four pounder. The thirty-two pounder.
At 1° 8 lbs. powder 979 yards 10 lbs. powder 742 yard
At 2°30' 6 lbs. powder 1,320 yards. 2°30' 7 1/2 lbs. powder 1,210 yards.

After making due allowance for the difference of windage, there can be no doubt that the range of the 24-pounder gun to the first graze with 8 pounds powder will be greater than the range of the 32 pounder with 10 pounds powder, and the 24-pounder, with 6 pounds, will also give a greater range to the first graze, than the 32-pounder with 8 pounds of powder.

Taking all circumstances into consideration, the board all concur in the opinion that the medium 32-pounders are to be preferred to the 24-pounder heavy guns, for the upper gun decks of ships of the line. Three of the board would prefer the heavy 24-pounders, and two would prefer the medium 32-pounders, for the gun decks of such frigates as are capable of carrying them with convenience.

Notwithstanding this difference of opinion as respects the relative efficiency of these classes of 32-pounder and 24-pounder guns, as compared with others, the board unite in the opinion that they are efficient guns for naval use, and may be used with perfect confidence in their safety, when loaded with the charges which have been proposed in this report.

We have the honor to be,

With great respect, sir,

Your most obedient servants,

O. MORRIS,
DANL. T. PATTERSON,
THOS. AP CATESBY JONES,
W. BRADFORD SHUBRICK,
LAWRENCE KEARNEY.

To the Hon. M. Dickerson,
     Secretary of the Navy.

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W.

Washington, September 28, 1837.

Sir:

The multifarious duties devolving on me as command of the South Sea surveying and exploring expedition requiring my constant attention and early departure from Washington for Norfolk, will not admit of my meeting the board of officers for testing certain guns of the navy, for some days, or perhaps not at all again. I have therefore hastily thrown together the results of my conclusions, derived from observations made during the progress of our late experiments at Old Point, which I request may be received and recorded as a part of our proceedings, and as a manifestation of my individual views of the several topics to which the accompanying paper relates.

I have the honor to be, &c.

Your obedient servant,

THOS. AP CATESBY JONES.

Captain U. S. Navy.

To Commodore Charles Morris, &c.

Extract from the report of Commodore. Thomas ap Catesby Jones, one of the Board of Commissioners for testing certain naval ordnance, to Commodore Charles Morris, senior officer of the board, dated 28th September, 1837.

The conclusions at which I arrive, after maturely considering the results of the various experiments recently conducted at Old Point, for the purpose of testing the safety and comparing the relative efficiency of certain naval ordnance, are:

1. That the light or new sloops' 24-pounder of about cwt., may be used with safety on board ship, with a maximum charge of navy-proof powder, not to exceed one-fourth of the weight of ball; that these guns, when repeatedly fired in quick succession, with charges varying from 4 to 15 lbs., and sometimes double-shotted, did not recoil with more than ordinary violence; consequently, they do not endanger their bolts, breechings, &c., more than other guns fired in like manner, with charges proportionable to their respective weight of metal; and that these observations are alike applicable to the light or medium 32-pounder gun, of about 50 cwt.

2. That the 42-pounder carronade, all things considered, is a more efficient and appropriate armament for our sloops of war or any single decked ship, than the light 24-pounder, as described above.

3. That the long or heavy 24-pounder, of about 49 cwt., is a more efficient gun for the main battery of a frigate than the medium or light 32-pounder of about the same weight, though for the main decks of line of battle ships the latter may answer very well.

I am also of opinion that neither the light 24-pounder nor the light chambered 32-pounder, (although the latter is a very effective gun, so far as regards range and effect,) nor any other carriage gun whatever, is an appropriate gun for the entire armament of a single deck sloop, or at all comparable with the 42-pounder carronade.—(Letter O of the gradual increase naval ordnance.)-—The range of the latter being ample for all sea

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fighting, and the decidedly superior effects of the heavier over the lighter

balls, as evinced in the late experiment at Old Point, whether against wood or solid masonry, frees my mind entirely of all question or doubt as to the comparative efficiency of the abovementioned guns, viz: 42-pounder carronade; 24-pounder light new sloops, pattern; or the newly cast chambered 32 of about 40 cwt.

In addition to the superior efficacy of the 42-pounder carronades over the light 24 or 32-pounders, the vast difference of the weight on the ship's upper works, the difference of space occupied on the docks, and the difference of cost, all being decidedly in favor of the carronade, confirmed me in the opinion that the carronade, under existing circumstances, ought to be adhered to as the fixed armament for our corvette or single-deck sloops of war.

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