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Report of the Secretary of the Navy [1839] 

REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

Navy Department,
November 30, 1839.

Sir:

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

The squadron now employed in the Mediterranean comprises the Ohio ship of the line, the frigate Brandywine, and the sloop of war Cyane—the whole commanded by Commodore Isaac Hull. No interruption to our commerce has occurred in that sea since my last report; and by the answers of the respective consuls of the United States, resident at the principal ports, to the queries of our commanders, copies of which have been received at the department, it appears that no obstacle is thrown in its way by the authorities of any nation on its borders.

At the date of my last annual report, the force in the Pacific, under Commodore Ballard, consisted of a ship of the line, two sloops of war, and two schooners. The ship of the line and one of the schooners have returned to the United States; the other schooner is now on her way; the two sloops of war have been ordered home, the period of their cruise having expired, and may be expected early in the spring.

To supply the place of the force thus withdrawn, a frigate of the first class, under Commodore Claxton, who succeeds Commodore Ballard, sailed from New York in May last, with instructions to land our Minister, Mr. Ellis, at Vera Cruz, and thence proceed with all diligence to her destination. She has been followed by a sloop of war and a schooner, and the squadron now consists of a frigate, a sloop of war, and a schooner, all of which, it is presumed, are now on the [stat]ion. By the latest accounts, affairs in that quarter continued in a state of great confusion and uncertainty. Revolutions of rulers rather than principles still agitate these regions so favored by nature, and the commerce of neutrals continues to require the protection of a competent naval force.

Commodore Claxton has been directed to employ one of his vessels in cruising within the gulf of California, and along the northwest coast of America; and, if circumstances will permit, to despatch another to visit the Sandwich and Friendly islands, with a view to afford countenance and protection to vessels of the United States employed in the whale fisheries.

The squadron on the Brazilian station, under Commodore Nicolson, composes a razee and a sloop of war; the brig Dolphin having been ordered home for repairs, and to convey to the United States the seamen whose term of service had expired, or was about to expire. The frigate United States, under Commodore Ridgely, appointed to succeed Com-

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modore Nicolson, is fitting out for the purpose of relieving that officer, and is now on the eve of sailing.

The sloop Marion has preceded, the United States, and the brig Enterprise is also destined for that station. The squadron will consist of a frigate, a sloop of war, and a brig, and will be increased as occasion requires.

Internal dissensions still agitate the states bordering on the river La Plata apparently with increasing violence; the novel system of a war of blockade, so vexatious to neutral commerce, continues to be prosecuted by France, and the necessity for a naval force in that quarter is increased rather than diminished.

The squadron operating in the gulf of Mexico and the West Indies, was reinforced by two sloops of war, and the whole placed under Commodore Wm. B. Shubrick, appointed to succeed Commodore Dallas, who retired from the command. The misunderstanding at that time, existing between Mexico and France having since been adjusted, and the latter having relinquished the blockade of the ports of the former, two sloops of war and a schooner, which were ordered to the north for repairs, have not been replaced by others.

The schooner, after undergoing the necessary repairs, was employed on special service. She has since returned, and is now destined for a cruise on the coast of Africa.

Subsequently to the withdrawal of these vessels from the West India station, a third sloop of war, requiring extensive repairs, was ordered to the north, and has arrived at Norfolk. The squadron now comprises a frigate and four sloops of war, which may be increased should circumstances indicate the propriety of such a measure.

The force employed in the Indian and China seas consists of the frigate Columbia, and corvette John Adams, under Commodore Read, who arrived at Macao the 28th of April last, and continued there, by the last accounts, at the earnest solicitations of the American consul and citizens resident at Canton, who considered themselves in a somewhat critical position, in consequence of the decisive measures taken by the Chinese government for the suppression of the illicit trade in opium carried on by English residents at that place. These apprehensions were, however, subsiding, and it is presumed that Commodore Read has long since proceeded in fulfilling his general instructions.

While at Columbo having received information that a daring act of piracy, accompanied by the murder of two American citizens, had been recently committed by the inhabitants of Muckie, in the island of Sumatra, Commodore Read, acting under his general instructions, promptly proceeded to the scene of outrage. Here having vainly sought redress by the restoration of the plundered property and the surrender of the murderers, he inflicted a severe and merited chastisement on the barbarians.

The South sea exploring expedition left the island of Madeira the 28th of September, 1838, and arrived at Rio Janeiro the 23d of November following. After replenishing his stores, and refreshing his crews, Lieutenant Wilkes then proceeded, in the execution of his instructions, to survey the mouth of Rio Negro and its neighboring coasts. Thence he proceeds to Terra del Fuego, where, leaving a portion of the squadron and scientific corps to prosecute their researches, he stretched into the Southern ocean, between the 105th degree of west longitude and the western coast of

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Palmer's land; returning, he joined the vessels left at Terra del Fuego, and arrived at Valparaiso on the 15th of May, 1839. During the passage, the squadron separated in a severe gale, and did not join company till the 25th of March.

A portion of the squadron penetrated to the 70th degree of south latitude, where it encountered vast masses of ice, and narrowly escaped being frozen up. Lieutenant Wilkes became satisfied that, owing to the lateness of the season, it was impossible to make any further progress, and the undertaking was relinquished with the intention of resuming it at a more favorable time of the year.

The expedition, with the exception of the Sea Gull, which separated in a gale, arrived at Valparaiso the 15th of May last; left that port for Callao the 6th of June, and sailed thence for the Sandwich islands, since which time no despatches have been received from the commanding officer.

Thus far the expedition has not been without benefit to commerce, having ascertained beyond all reasonable doubt, that various shoals and obstructions laid down in charts have no existence.

The officers, whether employed in professional duties or scientific pursuits, are stated by Lieutenant Wilkes to be ardent and indefatigable in their exertions; and there is reason to believe, that if no new discoveries are made of unknown lands or islands, it will be because none exist in that region of the globe.

The steam-frigate Fulton has been employed during the past season under Captain Perry, who is charged with their superintendence, in prosecuting various experiments with Paixhan guns, a circumstantial report of which is daily expected. There is little reason to doubt that the results will be highly interesting and important.

The surveys directed by acts of Congress have been prosecuted to the extent of the means placed at the disposal of the department. Under the act of the 3d of March, 1837, the United States schooner Experiment, and steamer Engineer, loaned by the War Department, have been employed under the direction of Lieutenant Glynn in surveying the harbors of Beaufort and Wilmington, North Carolina. These surveys have been completed, and will be laid before Congress at the present session.

The United States brig Consort is now fitting out under Lieutenant Glynn for the purpose of completing other surveys, directed by the same act, which were relinquished in consequence of the sickness of his officers. It is confidently anticipated that the whole will be completed and a report made to Congress previous to its adjournment.

In compliance with the provisions of the second section of the act making appropriations for the naval service of the year 1839, two steam-frigates have been commenced, one at New York, the other at Philadelphia. The engines and boilers have been contracted for, and are now in progress. These two vessels will be built on the same model, one to be propelled by vertical, the other by engines on an inclined plane of the same power, with a view to test their respective advantages and disadvantages, there being a great diversity of opinion on this question among practical engineers. The third steam-frigate authorized by the act aforesaid, has not yet been put on the stocks, it being in contemplation to adopt a model presented by a distinguished officer of the navy to be propelled by a different description of machinery.

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By your direction, the schooner Grampus, under Lieut. Paine, sailed from Norfolk in September last, for the coast of Newfoundland, with instructions to inquire into the nature and causes of the seizure and condemnation of certain American vessels engaged in the fisheries. Lieut. Paine has returned, after performing this duty in a satisfactory manner, and reported the result of his cruise.

The frequent and increasing violations of the laws for suppressing the slave trade on the coast of Africa, by vessels owned by foreigners, but prostituting the flag of the United States to their nefarious purposes, induced you to direct that two fast sailing vessels, of the smaller class, should be fitted out, for the purpose of arresting these violations of our laws and of the rights of the people of Africa. One will probably have sailed before this report is received, and the other is only waiting the completion of some necessary repairs to follow with all practicable despatch.

Navy pension fund.—The number of invalid pensioners is 456, and the sum annually required to pay them is $38,844 74. The number of widow pensioners is 330, and the annual amount of their pensions is $62,064. The number of minor children pensioners is 115, and the amount of their pensions is $14,314; making an aggregate of 901 pensioners, and $110,122 74.

The amount of stocks to the credit of the Navy pension fund, 1st of October, 1838, was $390,832 25
On the 1st of October, 1839 253,139 00
Difference 137,693 25

Which sum was applied to the payment of pensions granted by acts of Congress, and accounts reported by the Fourth Auditor and Second Comptroller.

About $55,000 will be required to pay pensions, which will become due the 1st of January, 1840, and to meet arrearages as they may be reported.

The whole amount of the fund having heretofore been invested in bank, State, and corporation stocks, which are now greatly depreciated, the sum above stated cannot probably be realized by the sale of less than $80,000 or $90,000 of stocks. In the hope that they may in some degree recover from this state of depression, and unwilling to make so great a sacrifice, I would suggest that the subject be brought to the early attention of Congress,

On the 3d of March, 1837, the capital of the navy pension fund was $1,115,329 53; and previously to the act of Congress of that date "for the more equitable administration of the navy pension fund," the annual interest and dividends were sufficient to defray all the expenditures. Under this act the navy pension fund has decreased with increasing celerity, a large portion of the pensions granted in conformity with its provisions involving arrearages commencing many years anterior to its passage.

The pensions to invalids now on the list are for life, and not during the continuance of disability, as was the case before the passage of the act of the 14th of July, 1832; those to widows until they shall marry or die; and those to children until they attain the age of twenty-one years. It is therefore certain that at the end of two years, at farthest, the navy pension fund will be exhausted. Under the existing laws there is not

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the least prospect of any decrease in the number of pensioners or the amount of their pensions; and, consequently, Congress will be called upon to redeem the pledge contained in the ninth section of the act of 23d April, 1800, to make good an, deficiency in the navy pension fund arising out of its own legislation.

The first section of the act of 3d March, 1837, provides that pensions to widows or children shall be paid from the date of the demise of the husbands or fathers. The only condition is, that the demise shall have happened in the naval service. No distinction whatever is made in regard to the cause or manner of death, or the period of service of the deceased; all are placed on the same footing, and all alike partake of the national bounty.

Arrearages of pensions for more than thirty-seven years, in one instance involving the payment of more than $20,000, have been paid under this section, which has mainly caused the rapid diminution of a fund originally constituted for the sole purpose of providing for officers and seamen only, disabled in the naval service.

A claim has been presented on account of an individual who died in 1800, about a month after his entry into the service, and if allowed, a large sum will be required to pay it. But not being certain that this first section was intended to authorize such profuse expenditure of the navy pension fund, I have suspended the payment, and now refer the claim for the decision of Congress. Copies of the proof in the case are herewith submitted, marked N, No. 8,

The second section of the same act provides, that "pensions which may have been granted, or which shall hereafter be granted to officers, seamen, and marines, in the naval service, disabled by wounds or injuries received in the line of their duty, shall commence from the time when they were disabled." It has been found impossible to discriminate, with any degree of accuracy, in cases occurring at such remote periods, as to the precise time at which the disability commenced, and the date of the wound or injury has necessarily been assumed, as that of the commencement of the pension, although, in many cases, there were strong circumstances indicating that the disability did not occur until long afterward. It may also be remarked, that under this section of the act of 3d of March, 1837, in connexion with the 8th section of the act of 23d April, 1800, persons wounded or otherwise injured thirty or thirty-five years ago, may receive pensions, commencing from the time when the injuries were sustained, although they have remained in the service ever since, in the enjoyment of full pay, and must continue to do so until Congress shall otherwise direct.

Under the liberal construction given to the navy pension laws of the United States, it has been heretofore assumed that full pensions and full pay may be allowed at one and the same time, to the same persons. And sometimes it has not been considered necessary, or even discretionary, in executing these laws, to exclude persons afflicted with diseases and infirmities, to which mankind are subjected in every situation, and under all circumstances of life. It is at all times difficult to discriminate between disabilities occasioned by hereditary or constitutional predisposition to disease, and those that are the direct and immediate consequence of the peculiar exposures incidental to the naval service.

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A similar difficulty occurs in cases of disabilities, occasioned or aggravated by habits of intemperance and dissipation. Yet all these seem equally comprehended in the various provisions of the pension laws; and no matter what may have been the term of service, whether years, months, or days, all claim a share of the navy pension fund during life, under a liberal construction of the statutes. It is true that these laws declare that the proof must be satisfactory to the head of the department. Yet, what may satisfy one man, may not operate in like manner on another differently constituted; and hence has arisen much diversity of practice under the administration of different persons.

Accompanying this report is a document marked No. 7, exhibiting a statement and analysis of the various public acts of Congress, in relation to navy pensions and the navy pension fund. The multiplication of these laws, and the various constructions placed upon them at different times, seem to indicate the propriety of adopting a less complicated system. I would also take the occasion to state, that whatever disposition may be made of the subject, it has become necessary to relieve the head of the department from the labor and responsibility of this portion of his duties.

Almost every application for a pension involves the necessity of a close and critical examination of testimony, together with a reference to various laws, and the time required to do this as it ought to be done, materially interferes with other and indispensable avocations.

The act of 3d of March, 1837, on which I have thought it my duty to offer these remarks, has been the principal source of the decline of the navy pension fund. Under its operation, that fund has sunk, in little more than two years, from $1,115,329 53 to $253,139; and, as I have before stated, about $55,000 will be required to meet demands, which will become due on the 1st of January, 1840.

I again take occasion to invite your attention to the appropriation for a dry dock at New York.

The sum of $100,000, assigned in the year 1835 to that object, having, with the exception of a small amount for surveys, been no part of it expended, in consequence of difficulties in the selection of a site, has reverted to the Treasury. I earnestly recommend its reappropriation.

The discovery of a new and more capacious entrance into the harbor, by Lieutenant Gedney, which, if ever known, had been long since forgotten, has removed the only plausible objection hitherto urged against the expediency of a measure which appears to be recommended by so many considerations.

The central position of this port, the facilities resulting from its two entrances and outlets, at a great distance from each other, and the ample means the city affords for repairing, manning, and supplying vessels of war, all point it out as a station deserving peculiar attention. As an additional reason, it is proper to state, that two ships of the line are now lying at the navy yard in a state of rapid decay, which cannot be repaired without going into dock, and cannot be removed without almost a certainty of total loss. A very few years will place them beyond the reach of recovery, and they must be either broken up, or sink where they now are.

I deem it proper, also, to bring to your notice an abuse of great importance to the interests of the service. Numerous instances occur of the enlistment of minors, and it is obviously impossible to discriminate between those who are, and those who are not, of legal age.

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After receiving the advance of pay, and becoming, perhaps, indebted to the purser in addition, they apply to a lawyer or magistrate, procure a habeas corpus, and obtain their release without any legal obligation to pay the debt thus contracted. The instructions to recruiting officers authorize them to cause an oath to be administered in cases of doubt; but it has been decided that its violation does not subject the offender to legal punishment. Cases analogous to these frequently occur in the enlistment of apprentices authorized by act of Congress. They are occasionally presented by persons claiming to be their parents or guardians, and received accordingly. After remaining until they are sufficiently educated, and capable of being useful to their real parents, the hitter come forward, prove the whole case a fraud, procure a habeas corpus, and release the apprentice after he has been maintained and educated at the public expense.

I would, therefore, respectfully recommend the passage of a law authorizing recruiting officers to cause an oath to be administered to persons offering for enlistment in cases where their majority is doubted, and, in every case, to parents or guardians presenting boys as apprentices to the navy, the violation of which should be declared a perjury, and subject the offender to legal prosecution and punishment.

Should this system of apprenticeship be carried to the extent of which it is susceptible, I look forward to it as a source of great and lasting benefit to the navy. There is every reasonable prospect of its becoming a nursery for the supply of petty officers, one of the most important constituents in the service, nor can I doubt but that it may be made the means of supplying a large number of capable, intelligent seamen, more strongly attached to their country by the benefits she has conferred on them.

The result, thus far, has been highly encouraging. A spirit of excitement and emulation prevails among these boys: their conduct, with rare exceptions, is correct and exemplary; examples of profligacy and cases of desertion seldom occur; commanders of vessels of war are, without exception, anxious to have at least one-tenth of their crews composed of them; and the reports from receiving ships give uniform testimony to their general deportment, their habits of order and industry, and their capacity for the acquisition of those branches of learning, and that practical knowledge of their profession, which fit them for future usefulness.

I have endeavored to call the attention of magistrates, parents, and guardians, to the means afforded by this system, of providing for that large class of unfortunate children which has become so numerous, most especially in our large cities, and which is without the means or the prospect of a comfortable maintenance, or of acquiring even the rudiments of education. If, instead of permitting them to live in idleness, exposed to every temptation, and plunging prematurely into every vice, they were apprenticed to their country, they would receive such an education as befits their station, and acquire these habits of sobriety, honesty, order, and industry, which would go far to render those who are so apt to become the bane of society, efficient supporters of the honor and interests of their country.

Under the act of Congress which directed a revision and extension of the rules and regulations of the service, approved 19th May, 1832, a board of naval officers was convened by the department, and their proceedings communicated to Congress. No action, however, was taken by that body,

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in consequence, and as by the provisions of the law, those regulations were not to be carried into effect until they had received its sanction, they have remained ever since a dead letter, never having been promulgated.

Believing, however, that a revision of the old regulations, with a view to their adaptation to laws subsequently passed, and for the purpose of taking advantage of the results of experience, would conduce to the good of the service, the department has directed the Board of Navy Commissioners, under the authority of the act by which it was constituted, to attend to that duty. The board is now engaged in its performance, at such intervals of leisure as the multiplicity of its other labors will permit This revised system will probably be laid before Congress before the expiration of their present session, and it is believed, that, with some modification of the law "for the better government of the navy," passed in the year 1800, the whole will form a system, which, if administered, with a firm, steady, temperate perseverance, will, so far as its influence extends, sustain the navy of the United States on that eminence which it has attained in the estimation of all nations.

I feel confident, however, that the only sure and effectual means of maintaining the character and discipline of the service, is to keep in commission as many vessels, and employ as many officers in active duties, as is compatible with the resources of the country. This, after all, is the vital principle of professional excellence, and it is on this I rely as the only solid basis for a naval establishment, not formidable from the number of ships in ordinary or on the stocks, but for its experience, its discipline, and habits of hardy endurance. For this reason no diminution of the force in commission has been contemplated in the estimates herewith presented. All the retrenchments will be found in other branches of expenditure, and the current service of the ensuing year, has been left untouched and undiminished.

The estimates of the Board of Navy Commissioners, for the naval service of 1840, have been made with every regard to economy deemed compatible with the great interests of the country. Whenever variations occur between the present estimates and the preceding ones, short explanatory notes are appended, giving the reasons for the change.

I take this occasion respectfully to recommend the passage of a law, for bringing under one general head, all the special acts which authorize the building or rebuilding of particular vessels, as well as those relating to their repairs. A bill for this purpose was reported during the last session of Congress, and is presumed to have failed to become a law in consequence of inability to reach it in time. I conceive it will be highly advantageous to the service by placing materials for building, repairing, and equipping vessels generally, at the disposal of the department for all such purposes, at the precise period they are wanted, and before they deteriorate by time and exposure.

Another advantage would be, greatly simplifying accounts at all the naval stations by disbursing officers, and at the Treasury.

These, and other minor results of convenience and economy, in my opinion, all unite in recommending the measure.

Should the further sum of $340,000 be transferred from the appropriation for the gradual improvement of the navy, towards completing the two steamers as proposed in the estimates, the remainder of that appropriation, amounting to $410,000, which would become available in 1840, by the

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existing laws, will not in all probability bo necessary, as the balance on hand will be sufficient to meet all expenditures under that head for the ensuing year. That portion of the appropriation may, therefore, it is believed, be postponed until 1841, without injury to the service, should it be thought expedient, provided the whole amount of transfers is eventually returned.

It will be perceived that the Board of Navy Commissioners has again submitted an estimate for additional clerks, which arc daily becoming more indispensable to the prompt discharge of the public business, committed to its superintendence. The multiplication of records, the labor of investigating past transactions, so often necessary to refer to, and which increases with the lapse of time, combined with the progressive expansion of the country, and the growth of the navy, all call for additional labor and additional means for its performance. The plan for a reorganization of the department, prepared in pursuance of a resolution adopted at the last session of Congress, contemplates such addition to the number of clerks, as is deemed essential to carry it into operation should it be adopted, and will render any further action on this point unnecessary.

Believing that the creation of a higher grade of rank, than is now recognised in the navy, will be advantageous to the service, for reasons which have been too often presented to require repetition, 1 again offer the subject to your consideration.

Enclosed is a schedule of the documents accompanying this report.

Respectfully submitted,

J. K. PAULDING.

To the President of the United States.

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SCHEDULE OF PAPERS

Accompanying the Report of the Secretary of the Navy to the President of the United States, of November 30th, 1839.

No. 1. Letter from the Navy Commissioners, transmitting estimates for the year 1840.

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

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

C. Estimate of expenses of southwest executive building.

D. General estimate for the navy.

Special estimates.

Notes to the general estimate contained in paper D.

Detailed estimate D 1, for vessels in commission.

D 2, for receiving vessels.

D 3, for recruiting stations.

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

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

D 6, for provisions.

D 7, for improvements and repairs of navy yards.

E. Explanation of special estimates.

F. Estimates tor the marine corps, with letters of explanation.

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

H. List of vessels in ordinary.

I. List of vessels on the stocks.

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

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

M. Statements of progress made in carrying into effect the appropriation which authorized the construction of six small vessels of not exceeding 18 guns each.

N. Statement, of the measures taken to carry into effect the appropriation of 3d March, 1839, which authorized the construction of certain steam vessels.

N No. 1 to N No. 8. Lists of navy pensioners—receipts and disbursements on account of navy pension fund—stocks owned by the fund and statement of navy hospital fund—with abstract of navy pension laws, with a statement of their effects, and the claim of the children of Mrs. Harrison.

O. List of deaths in the navy.

P. List of dismissions in the navy.

Q. List of resignations in the navy.

R. Balance in the Treasury, under the law for the suppression of the slave trade.

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No. 1.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

Sir:

The Board of Navy Commissioners have the honor to transmit, herewith, the estimates for the support of the naval service during the year 1840.

The force proposed for employment at sea is arranged in conformity with your instructions, and the estimates for the other objects of expenditure have, in compliance with your directions, been kept as low as, in the opinion of the Board of Navy Commissioners, could be done without serious injury to the public interests.

The special estimates which are submitted embrace the amount supposed to be necessary to meet the expense of completing the two armed steamers which have been commenced, and for completing the number of small vessels of war which was authorized by the appropriation for the navy for 1837.

The sums asked for the hospitals are to meet the expense of such of the objects proposed by the respective commandants as appeared to be indispensable or very desirable.

Short explanatory notes are appended to the detailed estimates, to show the causes which may have varied their amounts from the appropriations for 1839, which it is presumed will be satisfactory to those whose duty it may be to examine and decide upon them.

The Board of Navy Commissioners trust it may not be considered an impropriety on their part, to request your influence in endeavoring to procure the passage of a law to bring under one general head all the special acts which authorize the building or rebuilding of particular vessels, and those which relate to their repair and support. A bill for this purpose was reported during the last session of Congress, and is believed to have failed to become a law only in consequence of inability to reach it in time. The advantage to the service generally, by allowing the use of materials when in their best state, and the great simplification of accounts at all the yards, by disbursing officers, and at the Treasury, will, it is hoped, be deemed sufficient to justify this reference to the subject.

The reappropriation of the sum which was originally appropriated for commencing a dry dock in the harbor of New York, and subsequently transferred to the surplus fund, has been submitted from a conviction of its general importance as connected with future naval operations, and from the absolute necessity for such a dock to give proper repairs to the Washington and Franklin ships of the line, and to other large ships which may be obliged to repair at that port, with due regard to economy and their efficiency.

The board again submit an estimate for additional clerks in their office, the duties of which have greatly increased and are still increasing; the present number, as the past year's experience, and present pressure of business, abundantly prove, is wholly insufficient to enable the board to perform their duties with the promptitude which the public interests require; the board would, therefore, respectfully state, that additional

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clerks are indispensably necessary to enable them to furnish the information essential to the proper performance of the duties of the department.

I have the honor to be, with great respect, sir, your obedient servant,

I. CHAUNCEY.

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

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A.

Estimate of the sums required for the support of the office of the Secretary of the Navy, for the year 1840.

Secretary of the Navy   $6,000
Six clerks, per act of April 20, 1818 $8,200  
One clerk, per act of May 26, 1824 1,000  
One clerk, per act of March 2, 1827 1,000  
    10,200
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
    21,850

Submitted

For two additional clerks, at $1,400 each $2,800
For one additional clerk, at $1,000 1,000
  3,800

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B.

Estimate of the sums required for the support of the office of the Navy Commissioners for the year 1840, as at present established by law.

For the salaries of the Commissioners of the Navy Board $10,500 00
For the salary of their secretary 2,000 00
For the salaries of their clerks, draughtsman, and messenger, per acts of 20th April, 1818, 24th May, 1824, and 2d March, 1827 8,450 00
For contingent expenses 1,800 00
  22,750 00

Submitted

Two additional clerks, at $1,400 each $2,800 00
One additional clerk, at $1,000 1,000 00
  3,800 00

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The Board of Navy Commissioners were induced to submit, at the last session of Congress, an estimate for three additional clerks, for the reasons stated at large in their letter of the 15th March, 1838, in answer to a call from the chairman of the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives, and also in their letter to you of the 16th March, of the same year, in consequence of a resolution of the Senate of the United States. These letters may be found in the printed documents of the Senate, fifth volume, pages 54 and 55.

In addition to the reasons therein expressed the experience of the past year has given further proof that additional clerks are indispensably necessary to keep the books of this office in such manner as to enable the board to furnish information which is essential to the proper performance of the duties of the department.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

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C.

Estimate of the sums required for the expenses of the southwest executive building for the year 1840.

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

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D.

There will be required for the general service for the navy during the year 1840, in addition to the balances which may remain on hand on the 1st day of January, 1840, the sum of four millions six hundred and forty-seven thousand eight hundred and twenty dollars.

  Estimated for 1840, including the exploring expedition. Appropriated for 1839, including the exploring expedition.
1st. For the pay of commission, warrant, petty officers, and seamen $2,250,000 00 $2,352,625 64
2d. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the civil establishments at the several yards 74,620 00 44,000 00
3d. For provisions 620,000 00 600,000 00
4th. For the repairs of vessels in ordinary, and the repairs and wear and tear of vessels in commission 1,000,000 00 1,000,000 00
5th. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other expenses on account of the sick 75,000 00 75,000 00

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D—Continued.

  Estimated fur 1840 including the exploring expedition Appropriated for 1839, including the exploring expedition.
6th. For the improvement and necessary repairs of navy yards, viz:    
Portsmouth, N. H. $20,000 00 $30,000 00
Charlestown, Mass. 17,000 00 26,000 00
Brooklyn, N. Y. 18,000 00 7,500 00
Philadelphia 5,800 00 8,000 00
Washington 20,000 00 26,000 00
Gosport, Va. 17,250 00 64,000 00
Pensacola 13,000 00 25,000 00
7th. For ordnance and ordnance stores 65,000 00 65,000 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 house rent to pursers when duly authorized; for funeral expenses; for commissions, clerk hire, office rent, stationery, and fuel to navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for apprehending deserters; for compensation to judges advocate; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, or other services as authorized by law; for printing and 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 repair of fire-engines and machinery; for the repair of steam-engines in navy yards; for the purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, timber-wheels, and workmen's tools of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage and towing ships of war; for taxes and assessments on public property; for assistance rendered to vessels in distress; for incidental labor at navy yards, not applicable to any other appropriation; for coal and    

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D—Continued.

  Estimated for 1840, including the exploring expedition. Appropriated for 1839, including the exploring expedition.
other fuel, and for candles and oil for the use of navy yards and shore stations; and for no other object or purpose whatever $450,000 00 $450,000 00
9th. For contingent expenses for objects not hereinbefore enumerated 3,000 00 3,000 00
Less estimated for 1840 than appropriated for 1839, $128,305 64. 4,647,820 00 4,776,125 64

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

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

Special estimates.

It is proposed that Congress be requested to authorize the transfer of $340,000 from the appropriations for the gradual improvement of the navy, in addition to the sum of $330,000 already conditionally authorized by the act making appropriations for the support of the navy for 1839, approved 3d March, 1839, for completing two steamers of war, which have been commenced under the authority given by that act; said transfer to be authorized under the same conditions and restrictions as in that already authorized.

  Estimated
for 1840
Approp'd
for 1839
To reappropriate the balance of the amount appropriated, 3d March, 1835,
for a site and construction of a dry dock in the harbor of New York,
which was subsequently carried to the surplus fund
$95,063 61  
To meet expenses on account of the hospitals, viz:    
For the hospital at New York $9,500 00    
For the naval asylum at Philadelphia 4,250 00    
For the hospital at Norfolk 3,500 00    
For the hospital at Pensacola 7,000 00    
  24,250 00 $35,260 00

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

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Notes to the general estimate or paper D.

The estimates for the year 1840, under the several heads of appropriation, which comprise the first item in the general estimate, remain the same as those for 1839, with the exception of "vessels in commission," and "receiving vessels," which show an increase of about $116,000, as explained by the notes on papers D 1 and D 2. The Board of Navy Commissioners, however, are of opinion, from the balance which may remain in the Treasury on the 1st January next, under this head of appropriation, that the sum of $2,250,000 will be sufficient for pay, &c., for the year 1840, and they accordingly estimate for that sum only.

The difference which appears in the second item, is caused by the reduction made in the estimates for 1839, under this head of $26,820; by the difference between the pay of a naval constructor allowed at the navy yard Portsmouth, New Hampshire, instead of a master builder; by the pay of a principal steam engineer, and by the addition to the salary of the storekeeper at Mahon.

The detailed estimate for provisions for 1840, shows an increase of about $66,000 over the appropriation for 1839, but only $20,000 increase is proposed in the general estimate.

The estimate for 1839 was for $619,186, from which $19,186 were deducted. The estimate for 1840 is for $666,125, from which, the board are of opinion, the sum of $46,125 may be deducted.

The difference between the estimates for the two years, is caused by the substitution of a frigate and two sloops of war, in the place of the razee Independence, and by the force to be specially employed on the coast of Florida.

The estimate for the improvement of navy yards is less than for 1839, in the sum of $76,250, and the total amount of the general estimate for the support of the navy for 1840, is less than that for 1839, by the sum of $128,305 64.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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D 1.

Estimate of the amount of pay that will be required for the year 1840, or the following vessels in commission, viz: one ship of the line, six frigates, nineteen sloops of war, seven small vessels, and one steamer, 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, two decks 148,671 25
Four frigates, first class 352,485 00
Two frigates, second class 146,287 82
Twelve sloops of war, first class 525,009 00
Two sloops of war, second class 71,907 82
Five sloops of war, third class 164,946 25
Seven small vessels 131,964 25
One steamer 34,847 25
Scientific corps 20,700 00

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For vessels "to cruise along the coast of Florida,
for the preservation of the lives and property of the citizens,"
having been transferred from the War to the Navy Department
$66,531 70
Estimated for 1840 1,87,350 34
Estimated for 1839 1,575,706 14
Excess over the estimate for 1839 111,644 20

The excess in this item over the estimate for 1839, arises from the substitution of one frigate of the first class, and two of the new sloops of war in the present estimate, for the razee embraced in the estimates for 1839, and by the amount estimated for the vessels transferred from the War Department; although there appears an excess in this estimate, yet the general estimate is less for 1840, as appears from the note on paper D, in the sum of $123,305 64.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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D 2.

Estimate of the number and pay of officers, &c., required for five receiving vessels for the year 1840, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

  Boston. New York. Norfolk. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Total. Amount.
Captains 1 1 1     3 $10,500 00
Commanders       1   1 2,100 00
Lieutenants 6 6 6 2 2 22 33,000 00
Masters- 1 1 1 1   4 4,000 00
Pursers 1 1 1     1,987 50
Surgeons 1 1 1     3 7,200 00
Assistant surgeons 1 1 1     3 3,600 00
Passed midshipmen 18 18 18     54 8,700 00
Midshipmen       3 3 6 2,100 00
Clerks 1 1 1     3 1,500 00
Boatswains 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Gunners 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Carpenters 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Sailmakers 1 1 1     3 2,250 00
Yeomen 1 1 1     3 1,440 00
Boatswain's mates 4 4 1 1 1 14 3,192 00
Gunner's mates 1 1 4     3 684 00
Carpenter's mates 1 1 4 1 1 5 1,140 00
Quartermasters 4 4 1     12 2,592 00
Masters-at-arms 1 1 1     3 648 00

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D 2—Continued.

  Boston. New York. Norfolk. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Total. Amount.
Ship's corporals 1 1 1     3 $540 00
Ship's stewards 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officers' stewards 2 2 2 1 1 8 1,728 00
Surgeons' stewards 1 1 1     3 648 00
Ship's cooks 1 1 1 1 1 5 1,080 00
Officers' cooks 2 2 2 1   7 1,512 00
Captains of the hold 1 1 1     3 540 00
Seamen 100 100 100 2 2 304 43,776 00
Ordinary seamen 100 100 100 4 4 308 36,960 00
Landsmen and apprentices 75 75 75     225 18,900 00
Estimate for 1840 330 330 330 19 16 1,025 200,147 50
Estimate for 1839 194,255 50
Excess for 1840, over the estimate for 1839 5,892 00

This excess is occasioned by a slight change in the number and grade of officers allowed to each vessel at Boston, New York, and Norfolk.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

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D 3.

Estimate of the pay of the officers attached to five recruiting stations for the year 1840, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

  Boston. New York. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Norfolk. Total. Amount.
Commanders 1 1 1 1 1 5 $10,500 00
Lieutenants 2 2 2 2 2 10 15,000 00
Surgeons 1 1 1 1 1 5 8,750 00
Midshipmen 2 2 2 2 2 10 3,500 00
Estimated for 1840. Total 6 6 6 6 6 30 37,750 00
Estimated for 1839.             37,750 00

I. CHAUNCEY,

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

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D 4.

Estimate of the pay of officers and others at navy yards and stations, for the year 1840.

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

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D 4—Continued.

No. BOSTON. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3,000  
2 Masters, at $1,000 each 2,000  
i Surgeon 1,800  
2 Assistant surgeons, at $950 each 1,900  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
2 Professors, at $1,200 each 2,400  
4 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,400  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 360  
      $23,017 75
  Ordinary.    
3 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 4,500  
1 Master 1,000  
6 Midshipmen, at $350 each 2,100  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
4 Carpenter's mates, 3 as caulkers, at $228 ea. 912  
2 Boatswain's mates, at $228 each 456  
14 Seamen, at $144 each 2,016  
30 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 Naval constructor 2,300  
1 Measurer and inspector of timber 1,050  

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D 4—Continued.

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

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

No. NEW YORK. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3,000  
2 Masters, at $1,000 each 2,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
2 Assistant surgeons, at $950 each 1,900  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
2 Professors, at $1,200 each 2,400  
4 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,400  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 360  
      $23,017 75
  Ordinary.    
3 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 4,500  
1 Master 1.000  
6 Midshipmen, at $350 each 2,100  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  

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D 4—Continued.

No. NEW YORK—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
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* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144  
  *When the number of sick shall require them.   3,636 00
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  
1 Measurer and inspector of timber 1,050  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper 450  
1 Clerk to the naval constructor 650  
1 Keeper of the magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      10,230 00
  Total   53,687 75

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

No. PHILADELPHIA. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Master 1,000  

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D 4—Continued.

No. PHILADELPHIA—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Surgeon $1,800  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
1 Boatswain - 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
      $14,907 75
  Ordinary.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
4 Seamen, at $144 each 576  
12 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,440  
      3 744 00
  Naval asylum and hospital.    
1 Captain 3,500  
1 Master 1,000  
1 Secretary 900  
1 Surgeon* 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon* 950  
1 Steward* 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144  
  *To attend to the hospital also if required.   9 036 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 the naval constructor 400  
1 Porter 300  
      7,450 00
  Total   35,137 75

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

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D 4—Continued.

No. WASHINGTON. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
1 Lieutenant 1.500  
1 Masters, one in charge of ordnance, $1000 ea. 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 360  
1 Steward to hospital 216  
      $16,483 75
  Ordinary.    
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
6 Seamen, at $144 each 864  
14 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,680 3,000 00
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Master builder 1,250  
1 Inspector and measurer of timber 900  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk to the master builder 450  
1 Master camboose maker and plumber 1,250  
1 Chain cable and anchor maker 1,250  
1 Keeper of the magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      10,880 00
  Total   $30,363 75

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

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D 4—Continued.

No. NORFOLK. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval.    
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 surgeon, at $950 each 1,900  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
2 Professors, at $1,200 each 2,400  
4 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,400  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
1 Steward, assistant to purser 360  
      $23,017 75
  Ordinary.    
3 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 4,500  
1 Master 1,000  
6 Midshipmen, at $350 each 2,100  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
4 Carpenter's mates, 3 as caulkers, at $228 ea. 912  
2 Boatswain's mates, at $228 each 456  
14 Seamen, at $144 each 2,016  
36 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 4,320  
      16,804 00
  Hospital.    
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant Surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  
2 Nurses, at $120 each* 240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144  
  *When the number of sick shall require them.   5,136 00
  Civil.    
1 Storekeeper 1,700  
1 Naval constructor 2,300  

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D 4—Continued.

No. NORFOLK—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
1 Inspector and measurer of timber $1,050  
1 Clerk to the yard 900  
1 Clerk to the commandant 900  
1 Clerk (2d) to the commandant 750  
1 Clerk to the storekeeper 750  
1 Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper 450  
1 Clerk to naval constructor 650  
1 Keeper of the magazine 480  
1 Porter 300  
      $10,230 00
  Total   55,187 75

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

No. PENSACOLA. Pay. Aggregate.
  Naval.    
1 Captain $3,500  
1 Commander 2,100  
2 Lieutenants, at $1,500 each 3,000  
1 Master 1,000  
1 Surgeon 1,800  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Chaplain 1,200  
3 Midshipmen, at $350 each 1,050  
1 Boatswain 500  
1 Gunner 500  
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Sailmaker 500  
1 Purser, including all allowances 1,141 75  
1 Steward 216  
      $17,957 75
  Ordinary.    
1 Carpenter 500  
1 Carpenter's mate 228  
1 Boatswain's mate 228  
10 Seamen, at $144 each 1,440  
10 Ordinary seamen, at $120 each 1,200  
      3,596 00
  Hospital.    
1 Surgeon 1,750  
1 Assistant surgeon 950  
1 Steward 360  

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D 4—Continued.

No. PENSACOLA—Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
2 Nurses, at $120 each* $240  
2 Washers, at $96 each* 192  
1 Cook* 144  
  *When the number of the sick shall require them.   $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 are also to attend to the marines and the receiving vessel, if one should be stationed near the yard, and to such persons employed in the yard as the commandant may direct.

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  
      7,639 75
  SACKETT'S HARBOR.    
1 Master 1,000  
      1,000 00
  FOR DUTY AT WASHINGTON, OR ON GENERAL DUTY.    
  Ordnance.    
1 Captain 3,500  
1 Lieutenant 1,500  
      5,000 00

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D 4—Continued.

No. STATIONS-Continued. Pay. Aggregate.
  CHART AND INSTRUMENT DEPOT.    
1 Lieutenant $1,500  
3 Passed midshipmen 2,250  
      $3,750 00
1 Chief naval constructor 3,000  
1 Civil engineer 4,000  
1 Principal steam engineer 2,500  
      9,500 00
  FOREIGN STATIONS.    
1 Storekeeper at Mahon 1,500  
1 Storekeeper at Rio de Janeiro 1,500  
      3,000 00

RECAPITULATION.

  Naval.
1st item.
Ordinary.
1st item.
Hospital.
1st item.
Civil.
2d item.
Aggregate.
Portsmouth, N. H. $14,107 75 $4,032 00   $7,400 00 $25,539 75
Boston 23,017 75 16,804 00 $3,636 00 10,230 00 53,687 75
New York 23,017 75 16,804 00 3,636 00 10,230 00 53,687 75
Philadelphia 14,907 75 3,744 00 9,036 00 7,450 00 35,137 75
Washington 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 30,939 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 and instrument depot 3,750 00       3,750 00
Naval constructor       3,000 00 3,000 00
Civil engineer       4,000 00

4,000 00

Principal steam engineer       2,500 00 2,500 00
Storekeepers       3,000 00 3,000 00
Estimated for 1840 157,312 50 64,784 00 25,080 00 74,670 00 321,846 50
Appropriated for 1639 157,312 50 64,784 00 25,080 00 44,000 00 291,176 50
Increased       30,670 00 30,670 00

Note.—The increase in the fourth column is caused by the difference between the pay of a naval constructor and master builder at the Portsmouth nary yard, $1,050; by the pay allowed to the principal steam engineer, $2,500; and by the addition of $300 to the pay of the storekeeper at Mahon, which added to the sum deducted at the last session of Congress, $26,820, shows the difference between the appropriation for 1839 and the estimate for 1840.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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D 5.

Estimate of the pay required for the commission and warrant officers waiting orders and on furlough for 1840, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

  Waiting orders. Furlough. Aggregate amount.
24 captains $60,000 00    
23 commanders 41,000 00    
86 lieutenants 103,200 00    
15 surgeons 24,000 00    
5 pursers 3,312 50    
1 purser   $331 25  
2 assistant surgeons 1,300 00    
38 passed midshipmen 22,800 00    
1 passed midshipmen   300 00  
  256,012 50 631 25 $256,643 75
Add for 28 midshipmen, who, after examination,
may be entitled to be arranged as passed midshipmen,
in addition to their pay as midshipmen
8,400 00
  265,043 75

 

Estimated for 1839 $297,737 50  
Estimated for 1840 265,043 75  
Less estimated for 1840 32,693 75 than for 1839.

This difference is occasioned by fewer of the higher grades of officers remaining unemployed, and the number of midshipmen, who will be entitled to examination, being smaller in 1840 than were examined in 1839.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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D 6.

Estimate of the amount required for provisions for the year 1840, explanatory of the third item of the general estimate for that year.

  6,955 persons in vessels in commission, exclusive of marines.
  587 marines embarked in vessels in commission.
  1,298 persons attached to receiving vessels, and enlisted persons at shore stations.
Total 8,840  

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8,840 persons, at one ration each a day,
will make 3,226,600 rations
which, at 20 cents each ration, is equal to
$645,320 00
For persons employed in vessels to cruise on
the coast of Florida to protect the lives and
property of the citizens,
(285 persons—104,025 rations, at 20 cents)
20,805 00
  666,125 00
Estimating the balance under this head that may remain
in the Treasury on the 1st January, 1840, as available for that year,
there may be deducted the sum of $46,125, which may not be required, say
46,125 00
Which will leave 620,000 00

As stated in the third item of the general estimate,

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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D 7.

Estimate of the proposed improvements and repairs to be made in the navy yards during the year 1840, explanatory of the sixth item in the general estimate.

At Portsmouth. N. H.

For 80 feet of wharf west of launching slip, No. 2 $8,000
For completing stone launching slips at ship-houses, Nos. 1, 2, and 3 7,500
For foundation under the ship in ship-house, No. 2 2,000
For painting and repairs of all buildings, bridges, wharves, &c. 2,500
  20,000

At Charlestown, Mass.

For machinery in engine-house site, No. 55 $4,500
For repairs of docks, wharves, and all buildings in the yard 12,500
  17,000

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

For completing timber shed, No. 7 $2,500
For iron store 7,500
For repairing cells and heels of ports of ship-house, No. 2 1,000
For filling in low grounds 1,000
For repairs of all other buildings, docks, and wharves 6,000
  18,000

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At Philadelphia.

For flooring cellars in building A $1,125
For building a coal-house near smith's shop 525
For all other repairs and improvements 3,350
  5,000

At Washington.

For steam-engines and machinery for tank and camboose shops $11,000
For repairs of wharves, buildings, &c. 9,000
  20,000

At Gosport, Va.

For steam-engines, boilers, &c., for saw-mills $7,500
For magazine - 750
For repairs of all docks, wharves, and buildings 9,000
  17,250

At Pensacola.

For furnishing 3d class houses, Nos. 8, 10, and 11 $6,000
For extending yard wall into the water 500
For repairs to all other buildings, &c. 6,500
  13,000

Recapitulation.

For navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H. $20,000
For navy yard at Charlestown, Mass. 17,000
For navy yard at Brooklyn, N. Y. 18,000
For navy yard at Philadelphia 5,000
For navy yard at Washington 20,000
For navy yard at Norfolk 17,250
For navy yard at Pensacola 13,000
  110,250

Note.—The amount estimated for 1840 is less $76,250 than the amount appropriated for 1839. They have been decided after careful examination by the board of the recommendations of the respective commandants of navy yards, and the objects which have been selected, are those which are deemed most important for the public interests.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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E.

Explanation of special estimate.

1. STEAM VESSELS.

The transfer of $340,000 from the appropriation for gradual improvement of the navy is proposed, because the sum of $330,000 already authorized to be taken from that appropriation will not meet the probable expenditure in 1840 upon the two steamers which have been commenced.

2. DRY DOCK AT NEW YORK.

To reappropriate the balance of the amount which was appropriated for a site and construction of a dry dock in the harbor of New York, on 3d March, 1835, and subsequently carried to the surplus fund $95,063 61

The necessity of a dry dock to repair the ships of the line Washington and Franklin, and the great advantages of such an establishment for the general repairs of the vessels belonging to the navy, render the early commencement of this work a measure of great importance to the public interests.

3. FOR NAVY HOSPITALS.

For the hospital at New York $9,500
For the naval asylum at Philadelphia 4,250
For the hospital at Norfolk 3,500
For the hospital at Pensacola 7,000

The amounts asked for the hospitals are to meet expenses for completing the arrangements at some, for furnishing others with necessary furniture for the accommodation of the sick, and for general repairs and contingent expenses which necessarily arise in those establishment.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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F.

Head Quarters Marine Corps,
Washington, November 7, 1839.

Sir:

I enclose, herewith, estimates for the marine corps for the year 1840.

I remain, with great respect, your obedient servant,

ARCHIBALD HENDERSON,
Colonel Commandant,

Com. Isaac Chauncey,
President Board of Navy Commissioners.

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F-—Continued.

Estimate of the expenses of the marine corps for the year 1840.

There will be required for the support of the marine corps during the year 1840, in addition to the balances remaining on hand on the 1st of January, 1840, the sum of four hundred ninety-three thousand four hundred sixty-two dollars, and one cent.

 

PAYMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.    
For the pay of officers, non-commissioned officers,
musicians, privates and servants, serving on shore;
and subsistence of officers of the marine corps
  $175,050 40
QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.    
2d. For provisions for the non-commissioned officers,
musicians, privates, servants and washerwomen serving on shore
$45,054 09  
3d. For clothing 43,662 50  
4th. For fuel, 16,274 12  
5th. For the purchase of a site, and to commence
the erection of barracks at Charlestown, Mass.
50,000 00  
For the purchase of a site, and to commence
the erection of barracks at Brooklyn, New York
50,000 00  
For the purchase of a site, and to commence
the erection of barracks at Gosport, Virginia
50,000 00  
To commence the erection of barracks at 25,000 00  
6th. For keeping barracks in repair;
and for rent of temporary barracks at New York
6,000 00  
7th. For transportation of officers, non-commissioned officers,
musicians, and privates; and expenses of recruiting
8,000 00  
8th. For medicines, hospital supplies, surgical, instruments;
and pay of matron and hospital stewards.
4,140 00  
9th. For military stores; pay of armorers, keeping arms in repair,
accoutrements, ordnance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and other instruments
2,300 00  
10th. For contingencies, viz: freight, ferriage-toll,
wharfage and cartage; per diem allowance for attending courts martial
and courts of inquiry; compensation to judges advocate;
house rent where no public quarters are assigned;
per diem allowance to enlisted men on constant labor;
expenses of burying deceased marines; printing, stationary,
   

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F-Continued.

forage, postage on public letters, expenses in pursuit of deserters,
candles and oil straw, barrack furniture, bedsacks, spades, axes, shovels,
picks, carpenter's tools, and for the purchase and keeping of a horse
for the messenger
$17,980 00  
    $318,411 61
    493,462 01

GEO. W. WALKER,
Paymaster Marines.
AUG. A. NICHOLSON,
Quartermaster.

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Head Quarters Marine Corps,
Quartermaster's Office, Washington, October 21, 1839

Sir:

The quadruplicate estimates for the support of the, marine corps for the year 1840, which are herewith submitted, vary from the estimates of last year; the cause and amount of the variations are explained in the statement herewith.

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

AUG. A. NICHOLSON,
Quartermaster.

Col. Archibald Henderson,
Commandant Marine Corps, Head Quarters.

Explanation of estimate of expenses of the quartermaster's department, marine corps for the year 1840.

The items in the estimate of the expenses of the quartermaster's department, marine corps, for the year 1840, that differ from those of 1839 areas follow

An appropriation has been inserted for the purchase of sites and to commence the erection of barracks at Charlestown, Massachusetts and at Gosport, Virginia, of $50,000 ;each; and to commence the erection of barracks at Pensacola, of $25,000.

Keeping barracks in repair, has been reduced from 10,000 to $6,000.

Transportation and recruiting; an increase of $2,000 has been inserted over the sum appropriated for the current year; this increase is required for the payment of a bounty of two dollars for every recruit, and to defray other expenses of recruiting rendezvous.

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No. 1. —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 Stales, for the year 1840.

RANK AND GRADE. Number. PAY. SUBSISTENCE. Aggregate
Pay per month. Extra pay per month. Number
of
servants
at $8
per month.
Number
of
servants
at $7
per month.
Total. No. rations
p. day
at 20 cts.
No. extra
or double
rations p.
day at 20 cts.
Total.
Colonel commandant 1 75 00     2 $1,069 00 6 6 $878 40 $1,946 40
Lieutenant colonel 1 60 00     2 888 00 5 5 735 00 1,620 00
Majors 4 50 00     2 3,072 00 4 4 2,342 40 5,414 40
Adjutant and inspector 1 60 00   2   912 00 4   292 80 1,204 80
Paymaster 1 60 00   2   912 00 4   292 80 1,204 80
Quartermaster 1 60 00   2   912 00 4 4 585 60 1,497 60
Assistant quartermaster 1 50 00   1   696 00 4 4 585 60 1,281 60
Captains commanding posts and at sea 4 50 00     1 2,736 00 4 4 2,342 40 5,078 40
Captains on recruiting service 4 40 00     1 2,256 00 4 4 2,342 40 4,598 40
Captains 2 40 00     1 1,128 00 4   585 60 1,713 60
First lieutenants commanding guards or detachments at sea 3 40 00     1 1,692 00 4 4 1,756 80 3,448 80
First lieutenants 16 30 00     1 7,104 00 4   4,684 80 11,788 80
Second lieutenants 20 25 00     1 7,680 00 4   5,856 00 13,536 00
Hospital steward 1 18 00       216 00 1   73 20 289 20
Sergeant major 1 17 00       204 00       204 00
Quartermaster sergeant 1 17 00 20     444 00       444 00
Drum and fife majors 2 16 00       384 00       384 00
Orderly sergeants and sergeants of guards at sea 27 16 00       5,184 00       5,184 00
Orderly sergeants employed as clerks to colonel commandant, adjutant and inspector, and quartermaster 3 16 00 20     1,296 00       1,296 00
Sergeants 50 13 00       7,800 00       7,800 00
Corporals 80 9 00       8,610 00       8,640 00
Drummers and fifers 60 8 00       5,760 00       5,760 00
Privates 932 7 00       3,288  00       78,288 00
Clerk to paymaster 1 15 80 20     429 00 1   73 20 502 80
Additional rations to officers for every five years' service             139   10,174 80 10,174 80
Payment of bounty for re-enlistment 125         1,750 00       1,750 00
            141,451 60     33,598 80 175,050 40

Respectfully submitted.

GEORGE W. WALKER,
Paymaster United States Marine Corps.

Head Quarters of the Marine Corps,
Paymaster's Office, October 9, 1839.

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No. 2.—Provisions

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

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No. 3.—Clothing.

For whom required. Enlisted men. Servants. Clerks. Total. Amount.
For non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, at $33 per annum 1,156     1,156 $38,148 00
For officers' servants, at $33 per annum   68   68 2,244 00
For paymaster's clerk, at $33 per annum     1 1 33 00
For 300 watch coats, at $8 50 each         2,250 00
For two months' clothing for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 2d March, 1835 125     125 687 50
          43,662 50

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No. 4.-Fuel

For whom required. Number Fuel for each. Total fuel. Amount.
Cords Feet Inches Cords Feet Inches
Colonel commandant 1 36 4   36 4    
Lieut colonel south of latitude 39 1 26     26      
Majors south of latitude 39 1 26     26      
Majors north of latitude 39 3 29     87      
Captains north of latitude 43 1 24 4 8 24 4 8  
Captains north of latitude 39 2 23 6   47 4    
Captains south of latitude 39 3 21 2   63 6    
Staff south of latitude 39 3 26     78      
Staff north of latitude 39 1 29     29      
Lieutenants north of latitude 43 2 19 1 4 38 2 8  
Lieutenants north of latitude 39 12 18 4   222      
Lieutenants south of latitude 39 14 16 4   231      
Non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants, and washerwomen, north of latitude 40 239 1 5   338 3    
Do. do. south of latitude 40 370 1 4   555      
Clerk to paymaster 1 2 2 8 2 2 8  
Hospital matron 1 1 4   1 4    
Commanding officer's office, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 8 5 4 8 5 4  
Guard room, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 25     25      
Hospital, Portsmouth, N. H. 1 19 1 4 19 1 4  
Mess room. Portsmouth, N. H. 1 4 1 4 4 1 4  
Offices of the comm'dg officer and assist 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 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 headq'rs, navy yard, Washington, Norfolk, & Pensacola 4 21     84      
Hospital at head quarters 1 33     33      
Hospital at Norfolk and Pensacola 2 16 4   33      
Mess rooms for officers at headquarters, Norfolk and Pensacola 3 3 4   10 4    
Armory at Washington 1 30     30      
Cords         2324 7    
Which, at $7 50 per cord, is               $16,274 12

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Head Quarters Marine Corps,
Paymaster's Office, October 9, 1839.

Sir:

I transmit herewith detail estimates in quadruple of amount required by this department for pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of the United States marine corps, for the year 1840.

The accumulation of duties in this office since the increase of the corps by the act of June, 1834, has made it indispensably necessary to call to my aid the services of a non-commissioned officer in addition to my regular clerk, to assist in the duties of the office. The compensation at

present received by them, is so inadequate for the services rendered, that deem it proper, as an act of common justice, to recommend as a small increase to their present pay, the following proposed estimate, in lieu of all pay and allowances which they now receive, to wit:

To the first clerk $900 per annum
To the second clerk 750 "

Should this estimate be acceded to, it will enable me to command the services of respectable and competent men, a desideratum, not to be lightly overlooked where so much responsibility is involved.

I am, sir, &c., &c., &c.,

GEORGE W. WALKER,
Paymaster United States Marine Corps.

Col. A. Henderson, &c., &c.

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No. 5.

Estimate of the compensation proposed for clerks in the offices of the Col. Commandant and staff of the United States marine corps.

Col. commandant's office, one clerk at $900 per annum.
Adjutant and inspector's office, one clerk at 900 "
Paymaster's office, one clerk at 900 "
And one assistant clerk at 750 "
Quartermaster's office, one clerk at 900 "
And one assistant clerk at 750 "
  $5,100

The explanatory notes which accompany the estimates for the marine corps, show the causes which produce the differences between the appropriations for 1839, and the estimates for 1840.

The principal of these differences as respects their amount, are the sums proposed for the purchase of sites, and commencing the erection of barracks, near Boston, New York, Norfolk, and Pensacola.

An opinion of the importance of providing suitable barracks for the distribution of the marines at these four stations, has been several times expressed by the Board of Navy Commissioners, and in addition to the reasons which refer to the general advantages of such an arrangement, may be stated the absolute want of barracks of any kind at New York

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and Norfolk, the unsuitableness of the temporary buildings which are used as such at Pensacola, and the want of sufficient room in those at Boston. The difficulty and expense of procuring proper sites at some of the places, will be constantly increasing the longer the purchases are delayed.

The proposed increase of the compensation of the clerks, which is stated in the special estimate, is a subject upon which the board have no other information than what is contained in the letters which accompany the estimates.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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G.

List of vessels in commission of each squadron, their commanders and stations, on the 1st October, 1839.

Class. Name Flag ships. Commanders of vessels. Commanders of squadrons. Stations.
Ship of line Ohio Flag ship Captain Joseph Smith Commodore Isaac Hull Mediterranean.
Frigate Brandywine   Captain Wm. C. Botton   Mediterranean.
Sloop Cyane   Comd'r W. K. Latimer   Mediterranean.
Frigate Constitution Flag ship Captain Daniel Turner Commo. Alex. Claxton Pacific.
Sloop Lexington   Captain Jno. H. Clack   Pacific.
Sloop Falmouth   Captain Isaac McKeever   Pacific.
Sloop St. Louis   Comd'r French Forrest   Pacific.
Schooner- Boxer   Lt. Com'g W. C. Nicholson   Pacific.
Schooner Shark   Lt. Comd'g A. Bigelow   Pacific.
Razee Independence Flag ship Commo. Jno. B. Nicolson Commodore J. B. Nicolson Coast of Brazil.
Sloop Fairfield   Com'r Charles Boarman   Coast of Brazil.
Frigate Macedonian Flag ship Captain Broerley Kennon Commo. W. B. Shubrick West Indies.
Sloop Vandalia   Comd'r U. P. Levy   West Indies.
Sloop Ontario   Comd'r J. D. Williamson   West Indies.
Sloop Erie   Comd'r Wm. V. Taylor   West Indies.
Sloop Servant   Comd'r Joseph Smoot   West Indies.
Sloop Warren   Comd'r Wm. A. Spencer   West Indies.
Frigate Columbia Flag ship Commodore G. C. Read Commodore G. C. Read East Indies.
Sloop John Adams   Comd'r Thos. W. Wayman   East Indies.
Sloop Vincennes Flag ship Lt Comd'g Charles Wilkes Lt. Comd'g Charles Wilkes Exploring expedition.
Sloop Peacock   Lt. Comd'g W. L. Hudson   Exploring expedition.
Store ship Relief   Lt Comd'g A. K. Long   Exploring expedition.
Brig Porpoise   Lt. Comd'g C. Ringgold   Exploring expedition.
Schooner- Grampus   Lt Comd'g Jno. S. Paine   Special service.
Steam-ship Fulton   Captain M. C. Perry   Atlantic coast.

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H.

A statement of the names, distribution, and condition of the vessels, which remain in ordinary, or which are not commissioned for sea service, on the 1st October, 1839.

At Portsmouth, N. H.

The sloop of war Preble—has just been built and equipped ready for sea service.

At Charlestown, Mass.

The ship of the line Columbus—is in good order, equipped for and employed as a receiving ship, and could be prepared for sea at short notice.

The frigate United States—has been thoroughly repaired, and is nearly ready for sea service.

The frigate Constellation—has received a thorough repair in her hull, and her other repairs and equipments for sea service could be completed in a short time, if her services should be required.

The Concord, sloop of war—has been repaired, and is ready for sea service.

The Marion, sloop of war—has just been built, and is ready for sea service.

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

The North Carolina, ship of the line—is considered in good order for sea service, and is equipped for and employed as a receiving ship.

The Franklin, ship of the line, and the Washington, ship of the line— both require very extensive repairs.

The frigate Hudson—is considered unfit for sea service.

The sloop of war Natchez, and the sloop of war Boston—require repairs.

The sloop of war Decatur—has just been built, and is ready for sea service.

The schooner Porpoise—ready for sea.

The store brig Consort—is ready for service.

At Philadelphia.

The sloop of war Dale—has just been built, and is nearly ready for sea service.

The schooner Enterprise—has been repaired, and is ready for service.

The schooner Experiment—is fitted for and used as a receiving vessel; is not considered fit for general service.

At Baltimore.

The store brig Pioneer—is in good order, and used for a receiving vessel.

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At Gosport, Va.

The Pennsylvania, ship of the line—is in good order, and her equipments so far advanced that they might be completed in a short time.

The Delaware, ship of the line—has been thoroughly repaired, and is equipping for employment as a receiving vessel: she could be soon prepared for sea service.

The frigate Potomac—has been partially repaired in her hull, and might be completed, if required, in about three months.

The frigate Java—is unfit for sea service, and will be used for a receiving vessel until the arrangements of the Delaware are completed.

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

The sloop of war Yorktown—has just been built, and is ready for sea service.

RECAPITULATION.

Four ships of the line, in good order.

Two ships of the line, requiring extensive repairs.

One frigate, ready for sea service.

Two frigates, nearly repaired.

Three frigates, so much decayed that the expediency of repairing them is considered very doubtful.

Six sloops of war, ready for sea service.

Two sloops of war, requiring repairs.

Two schooners, ready for service; one unfit for general service.

Two store brigs, in good order.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

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I.

A statement of the vessels on the stocks at the several navy yards.

At Portsmouth, N. H.

One ship of the line.

One frigate.

At Charlestown, Mass.

Two ships of the line.

One frigate.

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

Two frigates.

At Philadelphia.

One frigate.

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At Gosport, Va.

One ship of the line.

One frigate.

Recapitulation.

Four ships of the line.

Six frigates.

All of the foregoing vessels were commenced under the authority given by the acts for the gradual increase of the navy of the 29th April, 1816, and 3d March, 1831. Besides these, a frigate has been commenced at Portsmouth, N. H., to replace the Congress, under authority of the act of June 39, 1834. One steamer at New York, and one at Philadelphia, have been commenced under the act of March 3, 1839.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

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K.

A statement of the measures which have been adopted to carry into effect the acts for the gradual increase of the navy, which were approved on the 29th April, 1816, and 3d March, 1831.

The ships of the line Columbus, North Carolina, and Delaware, were completed several years since.

The ship of the line Ohio was launched in 1820; her equipments were completed, and she went to sea in 1838.

The Pennsylvania ship of the line was launched in 1837, and the remaining balance of the appropriation for the gradual increase of the navy, with a special appropriation, was expended in preparing her for removal to Norfolk.

This ship has since had her equipments nearly completed from the ordinary appropriations.

The frigates Brandywine, Potomac, and Columbia, have been launched, equipped, and employed at sea.

Four ships of the line and six frigates remain on the stocks; they are generally sound; but the keels, keelson or deadwood of some of them are decayed, and will require to be replaced before they can be launched.

These, vessels are in general so far advanced that they might probably be made ready, for sea, as soon as the necessary crews could be collected for them.

The appropriation under which these vessels were commenced has been exhausted, and additional appropriations will be necessary whenever it may be deemed expedient to complete any of them for service.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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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.

Contracts have been made for the delivery of live-oak frames for fifteen ships of the line, eighteen frigates, fifteen sloops of war, nine steamers, and nine brigs, or schooners, besides a quantity of promiscuous timber.

The timber has been delivered for the complete frames of four ships of the line, seven frigates, four sloops of war, and two brigs, or schooners,

Of the remaining frames, partial deliveries only have been made, and the period for completing them will not expire before 1841. The danger of cutting timber in Florida has been urged by several of the contractors as an excuse for not making larger deliveries.

Under the terms of the appropriation of the last session of Congress, which authorized the President to commence steam-vessels, two have been commenced from materials belonging to this appropriation, and the labor and the purchase of articles not on hand have been paid from the same appropriation.

The expenditures upon these vessels may continue to be paid from this appropriation to the extent of the $335,000 which has been authorized, without interfering with other existing engagements, until Congress shall deem proper to cause it to be replaced by future appropriations.

The following statement gives, under several heads, a more detailed account of the objects upon which the expenditures have been made, and the balances which remain available on the 1st October, 1839.

Cost of dry dock at Charlestown. Mass. $677,089 75
Cost of dry dock at Gosport, Va. 974,356 69
Cost of timber sheds and other buildings at navy yards 143,508 84
Cost of labor in receiving and stowing materials 192,034 83
Cost of purchase of land, and preservation of live-oak timber 71,114 54
Cost of 867,359 cubic feet live-oak timber 1,105,215 47
Cost of 418.297 cubic feet white-oak timber 142,539 70
Cost of 10,940 white-oak knees 58,558 07
Cost of 256,634 cubic feet yellow-pine plank stocks 80,264 37
Cost of 138,499 cubic feet yellow-pine beams and carlings 47,903 48
Cost of 64,744 cubic feet mast, and spar timber 40,676 88
Cost of 533,622 lbs. (57,571 sheets) of sheathing copper, and 506,063 56
Cost of 1,736,963 lbs. copper bolts, spikes, and nails
  160,004 10
Transferred to exploring expedition 150,000 00
Drawn from the Treasury for steamers 28,500 00
Total expended to the 1st October, 1839 4,377,830 27
Amount of appropriations to same date 6,250,000 00
Difference to be accounted for 872,169 73

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There was in the Treasury, 1st October, 1839 $827,609 61  
Supposed to be in the hands of agents and pursers 44,560 12  
  $872,169 73
To the above amount to be accounted for of $872,169 73  
Add the appropriation due in 1840 750,000 00  
Gives a total available amount of $1,622,169 73
The liabilities under existing contracts on the 1st October, 1839,
exclusive of the amount which may be taken for steam-vessels, estimated at
1,205,133 22
Leaves available for future use 417,036 51

If the sum of $340,000 should be authorized to be taken from the appropriation for the gradual improvement of the navy, as proposed, the sum of $410,000 out of the $750,000 which will be due in 1840, under the appropriation for the gradual improvement of the navy, may be postponed till 1841, without any probable injury to the public interests, if it should be deemed advisable; provided the total amounts, which have been or may be transferred from the appropriation for the gradual improvement of the navy, shall be eventually restored by future appropriations.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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M.

Statement of the progress made in carrying into effect the appropriation which authorized the construction of six small vessels of not exceeding 18 guns each.

Five of these vessels have been built and are all nearly in readiness for sea.

The appropriation of $400,000 for these vessels, was in addition to materials which might be on hand belonging to other appropriations, and which could be advantageously applied to these.

This amount was at the time supposed to be sufficient, but a necessity for purchasing more than was originally contemplated, and the high price of labor, will absorb the whole appropriation, to complete the five which have been commenced. A further sum of $80,000 will therefore be required to build the sixth.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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N.

Statement of the measures taken to carry into effect the appropriation of the 3d March, 1839, which authorized the construction of certain, steam-vessels.

By direction of the President, two steamers were commenced under this authority, one at New York and the other at Philadelphia.

It is believed the vessels will be carried forward so as to be ready for the reception of the engines and machinery as soon as they can be completed.

Agreements for the engines, boilers, and their dependencies, have been made, and they will be built as rapidly as may be consistent with the proper execution of such heavy and important machinery.

The frames for these vessels have been taken from timber collected under the law for the gradual improvement of the navy, and the expense for labor and purchase of articles not on hand belonging to that appropriation, have been, and will continue to be paid from the $330,000, which was conditionally authorized to be taken for these purposes, from the amounts in the Treasury belonging to the appropriation for the gradual improvement of the navy. As this amount will eventually be required for other purposes under that appropriation, and a further sum be wanted to complete the steamers, the amount supposed to be necessary, has been asked for under the special estimate marked E.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,
November 25, 1839.

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N 1.

Alphabetical list of invalid navy pensioners, complete to 30th September, 1839.

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.
James Allcorn Sailingmaster Jan. 1, 1815 20 00 do.
Jacob Albrecht Seaman Aug. 1, 1814 6 00 do.
Samuel Agers Captain Jan. 1, 1814 50 00 do.
Robert Andrews Quarter gunner Aug. 1, 1829 4 50 do.
Alexander Adams Seaman Oct. 6, 1812 3 00 do.
George Alexander Ordinary seaman July 19, 1814 8 00 do.
John Agnew Seaman Aug. 1, 1825 5 00 do.
John Adams Seaman Feb. 17, 1835 6 00 do.
George Adams Quarter gunner Dec. 31, 1836 5 62 1/2 do.
William Adams Seaman July 25, 1838 3 00 do.
Joseph Ashley Ordinary seaman- Dec. 18, 1835 2 50 do.
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. 21, 1834 6 00 do.
Samuel Bosworth Seaman July 3, 1823 6 00 do.
Thomas Buchanan Marine June 4, 1829 3 00 do.
Samuel Bryant Seaman Mar. 5, 1830 3 00 do.
Nathan Burr Quarter gunner Dec. 30, 1814 4 50 do.
John Brown Seaman July 1, 1819 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.
Luke Brown Seaman July 5, 1834 3 00 do.
William Baggs Marine Mar. 1, 1814 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 Bantam Ordinary seaman July 5, 1833 4 00 do.
Jonathan Bulkley Midshipman June 17, 1834 9 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 Nov. 1, 1826 9 00 do.
John Bostrom Quartermaster May 30, 1834 3 00 do.
Peter Borge Captain's steward May 19, 1834 6 00 do.
Edward Barker Marine May 18, 1836 3 50 do.
Samuel Butler Quarter gunner Aug. 28, 1815 8 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 gunner Oct. 22, 1833 3 50 do.
David C. Bunnell Seaman Ap'l 27, 1813 3 00 do.
Thomas Bowden Quartermaster Dec. 7, 1837 4 00 do.
lames Barker Quartermaster Ap'l 20, 1836 8 00 do.
Alfred Batts Ordinary seaman Oct. 24, 1833 5 00 do.
James Barron Captain June 22, 1807 25 00 do.
Robert Butler Quarter gunner Ap'l 30, 1835 3 75 do.

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N 1—Continued.

NAME OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
John Brown, 4th Seaman Aug. 31, 1825 $3 00 April 23, 1800
George T. Bassett Surgeon Aug. 20, 1830 25 00 do.
Edward Berry Seaman July 4, 1837 4 50 do.
William B. Brown Gunner July 4, 1835 2 50 do.
Leonard Chase Ordinary seaman Aug. 1, 1828 5 00 do.
John Clements Seaman Dec. 29, 1812 6 00 do.
Robert Catheart Seaman Sept. 20, 1816 6 00 do.
George Cornell Carpenters male Sept. 10, 1813 9 00 do.
John C. Chaplin Seaman May 21, 1831 6 00 do.
Nathaniel Chapman Quarter gunner June 10, 1815 9 00 do.
James Cole- Seaman May 1, 1823 5 00 do.
John Collins Seaman Feb. 9, 1813 6 00 do.
Francis Covenhoven Ordinary seaman June 22, 1807 3 75 do.
John Cole Ordinary seaman Feb. 6, 1832 5 00 do.
Robert Carson Ordinary seaman June 26, 1821 5 00 do.
Daniel H. Cole Marine Dec. 27, 1833 3 00 do.
George Coomes Seaman July 1, 1825 8 00 do.
Enos R. Childs Midshipman Ap'l 2, 1823 9 50 do.
William Cantrill Marine Ap'l 8, 1830 2 00 do.
Step en Champlin Lieutenant Sept. 3, 1814 20 00 do.
Edward Carr Seaman May 13, 1835 6 00 do.
William Cook Cabin cook June 30, 1836 4 50 do.
John Clough Sailingmaster June 4, 1829 15 00 do.
David Connor Lieutenant May 23, 1815 16 66 2/3 do.
Alexander Claxton Midshipman Oct. 18, 1812 7 12 1/2 do.
Horatio N. Crabb 1st lt. marine corps Jan. 1, 1831 7 50 do.
John S. Chauncey Midshipman Sept. 30, 1817 4 75 do.
Thomas R. Clarke Ordinary seaman Feb. 18, 1823 2 50 do.
Edward Cardeven Seaman Feb. 28, 1836 3 00 do.
John Clark Seaman May 31, 1825 3 00 do.
John Clark Boatswain's mate Jan. 15, 1838 7 12 1/2 do.
Horace Carter Landsman Feb. 26, 1837 2 00 do.
John Davidson Lieutenant Mar. 1, 1801 20 00 do.
Stillman Dodge Ordinary seaman May 1, 1831 3 33 1/3 do.
John Dunn - Marine July 1, 1818 3 00 do.
Jacob Dornes Seaman July 1, 1802 8 50 do.
John Daniels Quartermaster Sept. 7, 1816 9 00 do.
Richard Dunn Seaman Jan. 1, 1829 6 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.
William Dunn Gunner Oct. 8, 1835 10 00 do.
Daniel Denvers Marine Oct. 22, 1835 3 00 do.
Joseph Dalrymple Seaman Feb. 24, 1814 4 50 do.
Marmaduke Dove Sailingmaster Ap'l 20, 1833 5 00 do.
John Downes Master commandant Nov. 28, 1813 10 00 do.
John A. Dickason Carpenter Aug. 19, 1835 3 33 1/3 do.
Ebenezer Day Ordinary seaman June 1, 1813 1 66 2/3 do.
James Darley Ordinary seaman Mar. 1, 1838 5 00 do.
James Dixon Seaman Nov. 11, 1835 3 00 do.
Timothy Donigan Ordinary seaman Ap'l 27, 1837 2 50 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 6 00 do.
Gardner Edwards Ordinary seaman June 4,1814 5 00 do.
Thomas English Ordinary seaman May 14, 1832 5 no do.
William Evans Marine May 1, 1827 3 00 do.
Abner Enos Master's male June 4, 1830 6 00 do.
Francis H. Ellison Sailingmaster Dec. 27, 1830 15 00 do.
D. S. Edwards Surgeon's mate June 28, 1822 7 50 do.

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N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension.
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Alvin Edson 1st lt. marine corps Feb. 6, 1832 $7 50 April 23, 1800.
George Edwards Boy, (1st class) May 21, 1837 4 00 do.
Francis Elliott Marine Ap'l 20, 1838 3 50 do.
James Eddo Capt. of fore-castle Jan. 16, 1835 1 75 do.
Standish F. Edwards Seaman May 11, 1837 3 00 do.
Edward Field Surgeon's mate July 1, 1804 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.
William Farrer 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.
William Flagg Lieutenant Oct. 31, 1800 18 75 do.
James Ferguson Sailingmaster Feb. 19, 1827 10 00 do.
Jack Flood Seaman July 7, 1837 6 00 do.
William Fitzgerald Seaman Dec. 31, 1836 6 00 do.
George Fitzgerald Seaman Oct. 11, 1838 2 00 do.
John Geyer Seaman Ap'l 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.
John Grant Seaman May 20, 1813 6 00 do.
William Gunnison Ordinary seaman Nov. 24, 1833 5 00 do.
Patrick Gilligan Marine June 4, 1829 3 50 do.
James Giant Seaman Ap'l 9, 1829 8 00 do.
Peter Green Seaman Ap'l 3, 1827 5 00 do.
Chester Goodell Ordinary seaman Dec. 12, 1834 3 00 do.
Charles Gordon Ordinary seaman May 11, 1835 5 00 do.
William Gillen Seaman 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 *25 00 do.
James Good Seaman Jan. 1, 1829 12 00 do.
John M. Garr Steward Nov. 11, 1832 4 50 do.
James Glass Serg't. marine corps Oct. 24, 1836 6 50 do.
William M. Goodshall Seaman July 15, 1825 6 00 do.
Richard Gilbody Ordinary seaman Jan. 14, 1800 4 00 do.
John Granso Capt. of maintop Mar. 30, 1838 3 50 do.
Daniel Gardner Ordinary seaman Mar. 28, 1814 2 50 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 Henricks Seaman Aug. 9, 1834 6 00 do.
John Hodgkins Corporal's mate July 1, 1814 7 00 do.
Roswell Hale Ordinary seaman Dec. 25, 1819 5 00 do.
William Harringbrook 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 Mar. 8, 1834 4 00 do.
William Hamilton Seaman July 1, 1829 6 00 do.
Isaac Harding Seaman May 9, 1834 5 00 do.
Samuel Hambleton Purser Sept. 10, 1813 20 00 do.
John Harris Quarter gunner Aug. 1, 1827 4 50 do.

* Increased from $15 to $25: to take effect from 1st July, 1838.

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N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Simon Hillman Ordinary seamen July 3, 1815 $4 00 April 23, 1800.
John Hussey Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1832 5 00 do.
John J. Hardy Seaman June 25, 1813 6 00 do.
Joshua Howell Ordinary seaman June 30, 1836 5 00 do.
William L. Hudson Sailingmaster July 6, 1817 15 00 do.
Elias Hughes Ordinary seaman Aug. 28, 1837 5 00 do.
Ephraim Hathaway Landsman June 15, 1838 4 00 do.
Alexander Hamilton Boatswain's mate May 31, 1838 7 12 1/2 do.
J. L. C. Hardy Midshipman July 31, 1821 4 75 do.
Benjamin Herrod Seaman Oct. 28, 1836 3 00 do.
Thomas Huntly Seaman Aug. 31, 1837 3 00 do.
Horatio H. Harrison Passed midshipman July 15, 1838 6 50 do.
Robert Hazlett Musician m. corps Dec. 12, 1836 2 00 do.
Samuel P. Holbrook Carpenter Sept. 30, 1820 5 00 do.
David Jenkins Seaman Aug. I, 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 Ap'l 1, 1831 5 00 do.
Thos. ap C. Jones Lieutenant Dec. 14, 1814 25 00 do.
James Jeffers Ordinary seaman Dec. 7, 1805 6 00 do.
Obadiah Johnson Ordinary seaman Ap'l 1, 1819 5 00 do.
Lewis Jones Seaman Oct. 27, 1835 6 00 do.
Richworth Jordon Seaman Mar. 15, 1836 6 00 do.
Henry Jackson Capt. of foretop Sept. 20, 1836 3 75 do.
"William Jones Boy Aug. 24, 1814 2 25 do.
Henry Irwin Marine Feb. 20, 1837 1 75 do.
Gilbert Jones Ordinary seaman June 30, 1815 2 50 do.
Ichabod Jackson Seaman Jan. 25, 1837 4 50 do.
Michael Johnson Seaman Jan. 31, 1812 3 00 do.
James Kelly Marine Aug. 24, 1814 4 50 do.
John Kenney Quarter gunner July 1, 1825 4 50 do.
George Kensinger Master at arms May 22, 1819 9 00 do.
Daniel Kleiss Ordinary seaman May 6, 1829 5 00 do.
Nicholas Kline Serg't. marine corps Jan. 1, 1832 5 00 do.
William Kennear Marine Ap'l 3, 1834 3 00 do.
William C. Keene Master-at-arms Sept. 10, 1813 9 00 do.
Thomas Kelly Seaman Ap'l 25, 1815 4 00 do.
Joseph Kelly Seaman Oct. 31, 1835 4 50 do.
Henry Keeling Gunner Aug. 30 1831 5 00 do.
John Keegan Quartermaster Mar. 27, 1830 6 00 do.
Thomas Kowse Quartermaster Oct. 11, 1813 9 00 do.
John Kiggan Ordinary seaman Ap'l 30, 1838 2 50 do.
Richard Lee Quartermaster July 1, 1820 6 00 do.
John Lloyd Marine June 8, 1819 3 00 do.
Isaac Langley Ordinary seaman Dec. 1, 1814 5 00 do.
Timothy Lane Cook Mar. 25, 1816 8 00 do.
John Lewis Boatswain's mate Jan. 1, 1832 9 00 do.
James Lloyd Marine April 5, 1834 2 00 do.
John Lagrange Seaman Nov 30, 1831 4 50 do.
Peter Levis Ordinary seaman July 30, 1837 5 00 do.
John Loscomb Ordinary seaman Jan. 15, 1838 2 50 do.
John Lovely Seaman Ap'l 23, 1835 6 00 do.
John Leonard Seaman July 1, 1829 9 00 do.
John G. Lanman Quarter gunner June 20, 1836 7 50 do.
Edward Libbis Ordinary seaman June 11, 1836 1 66 2/3 do.
Robert Lewis Steward Sept. 5, 1830 6 75 do.
James Merrill Ordinary seaman Oct. 23, 1819 5 00 do.
Colton Murray Boatswain's mate Aug. 11, 1831 9 00 do.
Enoch M. Miley Quarter gunner Mar. 28, 1814 8 00 do.

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N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension.
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Peter McMahon Ordinary seaman Nov. 2, 1807 $6 00 April 23, 1800.
Andrew Mattison Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 00 do.
Patrick McLaughlin Ordinary seaman Nov. 1, 1815 5 00 do.
Charles Moore Seaman Aug. 5, 1822 6 00 do.
Giles Manchester Ordinary seaman May I, 1827 5 00 do.
John Myers Seaman Nov. 1, 1828 6 00 do.
Joseph Marks Seaman May 1, 1827 6 00 do.
Samuel McIsaacs Boy July 30, 1814 5 00 do.
James Moses Purser's steward Ap'l 23, 1816 9 00 do.
William Moran Seaman Dec. 5, 1815 6 00 do.
Enos Marks Ordinary seaman Feb 16, 1815 5 00 do.
John H. McNeale Seaman June 1, 1832 3 00 do.
John Mitchell Quartermaster June 11, 1832 8 00 do.
Matthew McMurray Seaman Sept. 1, 1827 6 00 do.
Thomas Miller Seaman Oct. 23, 1829 4 00 do.
Matthias McGill Seaman May 28, 1814 8 00 do.
John Moore Seaman Dec. 4, 1817 6 00 do.
Archibald Moffat Ordinary seaman June 1, 1832 5 00 do.
John Meigs Seaman July 1, 1819 10 00 do.
Thomas Murdock Seaman June 30, 1836 6 00 do.
John Munroe Seaman July 22, 1835 3 00 do.
Richard Merchant Marine June 30, 1824 1 75 do.
John McMahon Ordinary seaman July 9, 1836 5 00 do.
Samuel Miller Capt. marine corps Ap'l 24, 1814 10 00 do.
James McDonnell Seaman Dec. 31, 1836 3 00 do.
Charles Morris Lieutenant Aug. 19, 1812 12 50 do.
John T. McLaughlin Passed midshipman Feb. 8, 1837 9 37 1/2 do.
Jacob Marks Marine June 30, 1810 43 3/4 do.
George Marshall Gunner Mar. 31, 1825 2 50 do.
James McDonnell Corporal m. corps Dec. 31, 1814 2 25 do.
Edward Mania Seaman Mar. 3, 1837 3 00 do.
Samuel Meade Seaman Oct. 19, 1837 3 00 do.
William P. McArthur Midshipman Jan. 15, 1838 4 75 do.
John Marston, jr. Midshipman Dec. 31, 1814 4 75 do.
William Mervine Midshipman Nov. 28, 1812 3 66 2/3 do.
William Middleton Seaman Jan. 1, 1837 8 00 do.
James Mount Sergeant June 7, 1837 3 25 do.
Edward Myers Seaman May 27, 1837 3 00 do.
Henry J. Mercier Ordinary seaman May 20, 1837 1 25 do.
John Moore Seaman Jan. 9, 1838 4 50 do.
Patrick Murphy Ordinary seaman Oct. 19, 1836 5 00 do.
James Nickerson Seaman Jan. 15, 1815 6 00 do.
John Nugent Seaman Aug. 14, 1813 6 00 do.
John P. Noyer Marine July 1, 1826 5 00 do.
William Napier Corporal m. corps July 1, 1826 4 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.
Francis B. Nichols Midshipman June 1, 1818 4 75 do.
William Newton Ordinary seaman Sept. 11, 1814 1 25 do.
Isaac Omans Seaman June 26, 1821 6 00 do.
Samuel Odiorne Seaman Dec. 24, 1825 6 00 do.
Asael Owens Seaman Jan. 22, 1838 3 00 do.
Thomas B. Parsons Seaman Sept. 1, 1808 6 00 do.
William Perry Seaman April 9, 1825 6 00 do.
John Peterson Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 00 do.
Usher Parsons Surgeon Feb. 7, 1816 12 50 do.
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.

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N 1—Continued.

NAME OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
John Price Seaman May 11, 1835 $6 00 April 23, 1800.
Charles Pasture Seaman Mar. 4, 1815 5 00 do.
Neale Patterson Seaman July 1, 1820 8 00 do.
James Perry Ship's corporal Sept. 1, 1827 9 00 do.
Thomas Payne Sailingmaster Feb. 7, 1834 20 00 do.
Peter Pierson Seaman Mar. 30, 1836 6 00 do.
Payne Perry Seaman April 6, 1815 6 00 April 2, 1816.
Joseph Peck Seaman Oct. 19, 1836 2 50 April 23, 1800.
Charles T. Platt Lieutenant June 4, 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 Porter Captain Jan. 24, 1825 40 00 do.
Edward Power Ordinary seaman May 27, 1834 5 00 do.
Charles Perry Seaman Nov. 30, 1837 4 50 do.
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 5 00 do.
Rosnante Rhodes Seaman Dec. 3, 1815 6 00 do.
John Rice Seaman July 19, 1830 6 00 do.
William Robinson Marine June 5, 1817 6 00 do.
John Rogers Captain's yeoman May 18, 1832 4 50 do.
John Romeo Ordinary seaman April 6, 1828 5 00 do.
John Randall Marine Sept. 2, 1805 3 00 do.
John Riley Marine July 1, 1831 3 00 do.
John Richards Quarter gunner 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 June 1, 1813 3 00 do.
R. S. Randolph Midshipman Oct. 7, 1815 6 00 do.
John Revel Ordinary seaman Aug 20, 1833 2 50 do.
James [C]. Reed Ordinary seaman Mar. 5, 1837 2 50 do.
James Roberts Quarter gunner Ap'l 14, 1832 1 87 1/2 do.
Samuel Rose Seaman May 24, 1836 4 50 do.
John Richmond Marine July 31, 1816 1 75 do.
Samuel Riddle Seaman June 30, 1836 3 00 do.
John Robinson Master's mate Jan. 31, 1814 1 25 do.
James Reid Ordinary seaman Jan. 14, 1838 5 00 do.
Thomas Riley Gunner June 23, 1837 7 50 do.
Burnet Rogan Landsman June 6, 1838 2 00 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, 1814 10 00 do.
Otis Sage Corporal m. corps Nov. 16, 1835 4 50 do.
Stephen Simpson Marine Nov. 16, 1835 3 50 do.
William Smith Ordinary seaman June 1, 1827 5 00 do.
John Schriver Seaman Ap'l 10, 1811 5 00 do.
John Schrouder Seaman June 29, 1819 6 00 do.
Robert Scatterly Seaman Mar. 28, 1812 4 00 do.
Jonas A. Stone Seaman April 4, 1829 9 00 do.
William Sitcher Musician m. corps Jan. 1, 1834 3 50 do.
Eli Stewart Master's mate May 20, 1814 7 00 do.
Harmon Sutton Seaman July 1, 1829 3 00 do.
William Stockdale Marine July 26, 1816 6 00 do.
Thomas Smith Boatswain April 6, 1815 10 00 April 2, 1816.
Thomas I. Still Marine Jan. 1, 1832 3 00 April 23, 1800.
Richard S. Suter Midshipman Dec. 16, 1814 9 50 do.

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N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension.
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Charles Sheeter Boatswain's mate Nov. 1, 1832 $6 00 April 23, 1800.
Robert Speddin Lieutenant Dec. 5, 1823 25 00 do.
Jacob 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.
Joseph Smith Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1814 18 75 do.
Joseph Smith Boatswain Dec. 31, 1837 5 00 do.
James Shanklin Ordinary seaman June 1, 1813 2 50 do.
Leonard Stevens Sergeant m. corps Jan. 27, 1837 3 25 do.
Alfred Smith Ordinary seaman Sept. 27, 1837 2 50 do.
John Smith Seaman Aug. 31, 1834 3 00 do.
Alexander Smith Seaman July 26, 1836 3 00 do.
James Smith Ordinary seaman Dec. 2, 1837 2 50 do.
Thomas Stalling Ordinary seaman Nov. 7, 1826 2 50 do.
John Strain Seaman Feb. 28, 1837 4 50 do.
John Stevens Quartermaster May 21, 1831 4 50 do.
Jeremiah Sullivan Seaman June 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Horace B. Sawyer Midshipman June 3, 1813 4 75 do.
William Smart Ordinary seaman July 1, 1829 5 00 do.
Thomas Smith Seaman April 5, 1839 2 00 do.
James Spiers Ordinary seaman May 5, 1837 3 75 do.
Samuel Spooner Ordinary seaman Oct. 15, 1838 1 66 2/3 do.
James Trumbull Ordinary seaman April 6, 1815 5 00 April 2, 1816.
Owen Taylor Seaman Aug. 19, 1812 6 00 April 23, 1800.
Henry Townsend Ordinary seaman Dec. 18, 1814 5 00 do.
David Thomas Marine Jan. 1, 1806 3 00 do.
Phillips Tully Seaman Jan. 10, 1816 6 00 do.
Isaac Thomas Marine Oct. 30, 1826 6 00 do.
William Thompson Ordinary seaman May 20, 1826 7 50 do.
John Tarleton Ordinary seaman May 8, 1833 4 00 do.
James Tull Sergeant m. 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.
Thomas Findley Seaman April 6, 1815 3 00 April 2, 1816.
Julius Terry Ordinary seaman Aug. 31, 1812 5 00 April 23, 1800.
R. R. Tinslar Surgeon Jan. 31, 1830 6 50 do.
Peter Tooley Marine Jan. 27, 1837 3 50 do.
John Taylor Quartermaster May 31, 1839 8 00 do.
Benjamin Underwood Ordinary seaman Ap'l 24, 1815 5 00 do.
George Upham Marine July 12, 1816 3 00 do.
William Venable Boatswain's mate May 2, 1834 4 75 do.
Gabriel Vanhorn Marine Dec. 23, 1837 3 50 do.
Caleb Wiggins Ordinary seaman May 23, 1814 3 00 do.
Peter Woodbury Quartermaster 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 White Seaman Feb. 29, 1812 3 0[] do.
John Wright, 1st Quarter gunner Sept. 6, 1835 6 00 do.
Charles Weeks Seaman Feb. 23, 1830 6 00 do.
James B. Wright Quartermaster May 1, 1831 9 00 do.
Henry Ward Quarter gunner May 27, 1833 9 00 do.
Robert M. Wilson Master's mate Jan. 1, 1816 10 00 do.
James Wines Seaman 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 3 00 do.

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NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension.
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
William Whitney Seaman Nov. 1, 1818 $8 00 April 23, 1800.
John A. Webster Sailingmaster Sept. 13, 1814 20 00 June 30, 1834.*
William Wicks Ordinary seaman Aug. 4, 1813 4 00 April 23, 1800.
Charles Wilson Quartermaster Oct. 1, 1826 9 00 do.
James Woodhouse Seaman Mar. 17, 1836 6 00 do.
William Ward Seaman Aug. 1, 1832 6 00 do.
Charles Wheeler Seaman Oct. 3, 1836 3 00 do.
John Wright, 2d Quarter gunner Nov. 7, 1836 5 62 1/2 do.
William Welsh Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1822 2 50 do.
Charles W. White Ordinary seaman Feb. 17, 1837 5 00 do.
Marvel Wilcox Carpenter's mate Jan. 1, 1821 9 50 do.
Elias Wiley Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 2 50 do.
R. D. Wainwright Lieutenant m. corps Aug. 27, 1810 7 50 do.
Samuel E. Watson Major marine corps Feb. 4, 1837 18 75 do,
William Wright Seaman Aug. 31, 1832 3 00 do.
Thomas Williamson Surgeon Dec. 31, 1835 15 00 do.
Job G. Williams 1st lieut. marine corps June 30, 1828 7 50 do.
John Williams 1st capt. of foretop Sept. 9, 1830 1 87 1/2 do.
Edward Watts Seaman Dec. 31, 1828 3 00 do.
Henry Walpole Seaman Oct. 2, 1820 3 00 do.
Jack Williams Seaman Mar. 22, 1828 6 00 do.
Francis Williams Landsman Jan. 15, 1838 1 00 do.
George Wiley Seaman Mar. 1, 1837 3 00 do.
Henry Williams Ordinary seaman Mar. 3, 1838 5 00 do.
Thomas Welsh Quarter gunner Feb. 26, 1820 12 00 do.
Samuel Williams Quartermaster Sept. 1, 1827 9 00 do.
William Wagner Quarter gunner Dec. 3, 1819 9 00 do.
Robert Woods Seaman Dec. 31, 1836 3 00 do.
James L Walsh Ordinary seaman Ap'l 30, 1837 5 00 do.
William G. Woolsey Lieutenant Oct. 22, 1828 8 33 1/3 do.
John Waters Seaman Sept. 30, 1838 3 00 do.
George Wilson Seaman Mar. 23, 1838 6 00 do.
John W. West Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1830 6 25 do.
John Young Lieutenant May 21, 1829 25 00 do.

The number of invalid pensioners is 456.

Annual amount to pay them, $33,844 74.

* Special.

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N 2.

Alphabetical list of widow pensioners, complete to September 30, 1839.

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 March 4, 1814.
Adelaide H. Adams Master commandant Jan. 1, 1831 30 00 June 30, 1834.
Louisa Auchmiety Lieutenant Oct. 8, 1835 25 00 do.
Betsey Armstrong Carpenter Sept. 6, 1836 10 00 do.
Catharine Anderson Marine Feb. 19, 1813 3 50 March 3, 1837.
Abigail Appleton Seaman Jan. 4, 1815 6 00 do.
Martha Ann Atwood Purser May 11, 1823 20 00 do.
Elizabeth Armitage Seaman Mar. 7, 1810 6 00 do.
Juliana Burchmore Surgeon Sept. 10, 1829 27 50 June 30, 1834.
Maria Babbit Surgeon May 24, 1826 25 00 do.
Caroline M. Berry Lieutenant July 17, 1824 25 00 do.
Elizabeth H. Baldwin Captain's clerk Ap'l 12, 1816 12 50 March 3, 1817.
Nabby Burchstead Carpenter Dec. 14, 1833 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Mary Burns Seaman Mar. 4, 1835 6 00 do.
Susan Bainbridge Captain July 27, 1833 50 00 do.
Eliza K. Boughan Lieutenant Nov. 6, 1832 25 00 do.
Emily Beale Purser Ap'l 4, 1835 20 00 do.
Mary J. Babbit   Nov. 29, 1830 16 66 2/3 July 2, 1836*
Letitia Blake Marine Aug. 14, 1836 3 50 June 30, 1834.
Lydia Brown Carpenter Mar. 28, 1824 10 00 do.
Elizabeth Beeler Corporal m. corps Sept. 8, 1830 4 50 March 3, 1837.
Catharine M. Beers Surgeon June 8, 1831 25 00 do.
Polly Barry Marine Dec. 7. 1812 3 50 do.
Elizabeth Bishop Seaman Dec. 18, 1813 6 00 do.
Martha Burrill Seaman Dec. 14, 1822 6 00 do.
Elizabeth Bartlett Seaman Ap'l 25, 1813 6 00 do.
Elizabeth Barnes Carpenter Nov. 2, 1819 10 00 do.
Mahala Berry Seaman May 18, 1838 6 00 do.
Eliza Bradlee Sergeant m. corps Ap'l 12, 1838 6 50 do.
Gratia Bay Quartermaster Jan. 6, 1834 18 00 do.
Sarah Bernard Carpenter's mate Sept. 10, 1829 9 50 do.
Abigail Bailey Landsman Dec. 31, 1834 4 00 do.
Phebe Butler Purser Ap'l 9, 1837 20 00 do.
Mary Ann Boyd Surgeon Mar. 26, 1839 30 00 do.
Elizabeth Buck Musician m. corps Dec. 5, 1838 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Bellingham Seaman Aug. 9, 1837 6 00 do.
Mary Cheever   Ap'l 12, 1814 8 33 1/3 Ap'l 12, 1814.*
Abigail Cowell Lieutenant Ap'l 18, 1814 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Harriet Carter Lieutenant Sept. 6, 1823 25 00 do.
Ann M. Clunet Sergeant m. corps Dec. 1, 1825 6 50 June 20, 1813.
Eliza M. Cloud Assistant surgeon Aug. 1, 1831 15 00 June 30, 1834.
Celia Cross Lieutenant Feb. 10, 1834 25 00 do.
Eliza Cassin Purser Aug. 19, 1821 20 00 March 3, 1817.
Frances P. Cook Lieutenant Feb. 7, 1834 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Leah Carter Musician m. corps Sept. 23, 1834 4 00 do.
Maria J. Cuvilier Musician m. corps June 28, 1834 4 00 do.
Eliza M. Cocke Lieutenant Mar. 7, 1823 25 00 June 20, 1813.
Fanny Cassin Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1826 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Ann V. Cocke Lieutenant May 31, 1835 25 00 do.
Ann Clarke Ordinary seaman Sept. 27, 1836 5 00 do.
Ann D. Campbell Lieutenant June 3, 1836 25 00 do.
Sarah Clementson Sailmaker July 9, 1833 10 00 March 3, 1837.
Margaret Cowan Gunner Sept. 14, 1831 10 00 do.
Elizabeth Cash Seaman Jan. 12, 1837 6 00 do.
Ellen Coxe Passed midshipman June 30, 1822 12 50 do.
Susannah Critchet Seaman June 19, 1812 6 00 March 4, 1814.
Eleanor Carreia Gunner Dec. 21, 1823 10 00 March 3, 1837.

* Special.

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N 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Husband's rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Elizabeth J.Caldwell Lieutenant Aug. 9, 1831 $25 00 June 30, 1834.
Margaret Carmick Major marine corps Nov. 6, 1816 25 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary Cassin Lieutenant Oct. 15, 1837 25 00 do.
Elizabeth Cernon Ordinary seaman Nov. 28, 1823 5 00 do.
Hannah J. Caldwell Lieutenant June 30, 1834 25 00 do.
Ellen Cars Lieutenant May 3, 1837 25 00 do.
Sarah Ann Cooke Surgeon Dec. 4, 1838 35 00 do.
Ann Conrad Landsman Mar. 8, 1834 4 00 do.
Harriet Creighton Captain Oct. 13, 1838 50 00 do.
Ann Crain Ship's corporal Oct. 25, 1834 7 00 do.
Ellen Dix Surgeon Ap'l 16, 1823 27 50 March 3, 1817.
Eliza Doxey Sailingmaster May 20, 1828 20 00 June 30, 1834.
Lamitia Dill Boatswain Dec. 19, 1831 10 00 do.
Laura P. Daggett Gunner Ap'l 9, 1836 10 00 do.
Catharine Davidson Seaman June 27, 1836 6 00 do.
Sarah Drew Sailingmaster Ap'l 19, 1823 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Susan Decatur Captain Mar. 22, 1820 50 00 do.
Susan Davis Quarter gunner Aug. 10, 1800 7 50 do.
Virginia Duncan Passed midshipman Aug. 3, 1836 12 50 do.
Ellen Dever Landsman Ap'l 23, 1823 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Ann Dent Captain July 31, 1823 50 00 do.
Prudence Denham Ordinary seaman June 27, 1837 5 00 do.
Peggy Dorney Steward Jan. 25, 1838 9 00 do.
Arabella Dubois Seaman Aug. 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Sarah Davis Master's mate Jan. 6, 1820 10 00 do.
Mary Davis   July 1, 1823 9 00 do.
Mary Frances Davis Sailmaker Jan. 26, 1839 10 00 do.
Dorothy M. Evans Boatswain July 9, 1832 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Jane Evans Captain June 2, 1824 50 00 do.
Harriet Ann Elbert Lieutenant Dec. 20, 1812 25 00 March 4, 1814.
Abigail Eldridge Seaman June 2, 1831 6 00 March 3, 1837.
Hannah Everett Chaplain Ap'l 12, 1837 20 00 do.
Phebe Eldridge Gunner Dec. 31, 1806 10 00 do.
Ann R. Edwards Lieutenant Jan. 1, 1838 25 00 do.
Mary Ford Carpenter's mate Ap'l 20, 1815 9 00 March 4 1814.
Abigail Fernald Seamen Feb. 24, 1815 6 00 do.
Mary T. Forrest Lieutenant Oct. 1, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1831
Catharine Freemody Ordinary seaman Jan. 20, 1836 5 00 do.
Elizabeth Ferguson Seaman July 24, 1814 G 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary Forrest Sergeant m. corps Mar. 11, 1832 8 50 June 30, 1834.
Eliza M. Fortin Steward Jan. 28, 1833 9 00 March 3, 1837.
Lucy Flagg Gunner Ap'l 20, 1816 10 00 do.
Ann Fletcher Marine Jan. 20, 1818 3 50 do.
Mary Griffin Surgeon Nov. 1, 1814 30 00 March 3, 1817.
Margaret F. Green Carpenter Nov 11, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza Grayson Captain m. corps June 30, 1823 20 00 March 3, 1817.
Sophia Gardner Master commandant Sept. 1, 1815 30 00 do.
Elizabeth C. Gray Boatswain Feb. 15, 1836 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Hannah L. Gamble Major marine corps Sept. 11, 1836 25 00 do.
Ann B. Grimes Captain m. corps July 25, 1834 20 00 do.
Ann Gardner Gunner Ap'l 28, 1835 10 00 do.
Olive Grover Ordinary seaman Feb. 2, 1836 5 00 do.
Dionysia Goodrum Lieutenant May 9, 1836 25 00 do.
Ann T. Green Purser Aug. 24, 1812 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Elizabeth Goldthwait Ordinary seaman Aug. 25, 1813 5 00 do.
Laura Griswold Ordinary seaman Mar. 29, 1837 5 00 do.
Jane Goslin Marine Dec. 28, 1831 3 50 do.
Mary GalIon Seaman Ap'l 28, 1825 6 00 do.
Mary Glass Carpenter's mate Oct. 1, 1837 9 50 do.
Mary S. Gadsden Master commandant Aug. 28, 1812 30 00 do.
Rebecca Gulliver Marine Jan. 31. 1822 3 50 do.

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N 2—-Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Husband's rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Mary E. Holbert Corporal m. corps June 30, 1834 $4 00 June 30, 1834.
Phebe Hamersley Lieutenant Oct. 1, 1823 25 00 March 3, 1837.
Sarah Higgins Seaman Sept. 28, 1834 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Diana Hardy Ordinary seaman Sept. 10, 1813 5 00 March 4, 1814.
Susan Harraden Master commandant Jan. 20, 1818 30 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Ellen Nora Hanbury Sergeant m. corps Jan. 4, 1825 8 00 June 30, 1834.
Theresa Hoffman Musician m. corps Sept. 10, 1837 4 00 do.
Eliza Henley Captain May 23, 1835 50 00 do.
Mary Henley Captain Oct. 7, 1828 50 00 do.
Mary R. Hatch Pilot Feb. 5, 1814 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Phebe W. Hoffman Captain Dec. 10, 1834 50 00 June 30, 1834.
Anne R. Hall Sailmaker Sept. 18, 1826 10 00 do.
Hannah Hazen Seaman Mar. 28, 1814 6 00 Jon. 20, 1813.
Cornelia Hobbs Lieutenant April 3, 1830 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Mary Ann H. Holmes Armorer Sept. 8, 1833 9 00 March 3, 1837.
Mary S. Hunter Chaplin Feb. 24, 1823 20 00 do.
Hannah Hammond Marine Nov. 10, 1817 3 50 do.
Mary Ann Hartnett Carpenter Sept. 9, 1830 10 00 do.
Phebe Hollis Marine May 13, 1811 3 50 do.
Emma Horton Midshipman Aug. 7, 1815 9 50 do.
Hetty Henry Seaman May 25, 1834 6 00 do.
Mary A. Horsley Surgeon Sept. 8, 1831 27 50 do.
Mary Hanna Gunner Jan. 17, 1837 10 00 do.
Ann J. Holmes Master-at-arms Aug. 22, 1836 9 00 do.
Rebecca Higgins Seaman Sept. 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Sarah A. Huntt Purser April 4, 1837 20 00 do.
Mary Hackleton Seaman Dec. 5, 1812 6 00 do.
Eliza Halsey Purser Jan. 2, 1838 20 00 do.
Ellen Hunter Marine May 16, 1838 3 50 do.
Abigail Jones Cook Ap'l 20, 1815 9 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Ellen Jenkins Seaman June 2, 1825 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Mary Jones Chaplin Jan. 29, 1820 20 00 do.
Mary T. Johnson Carpenter's mate Jan. 30, 1814 9 50 Jan. 20, 1813.
Elizabeth Jones Marine Sept. 1, 1827 3 00 June 30, 1834.
Catharine Jolly Captain of fore-top Dec. 26, 1836 7 00 do.
Hannah Ingraham Seaman Ap'l 10, 1837 6 00 March 3, 1837.
Abigail Jones Seaman Aug. 16, 1800 6 00 do.
Elizabeth Johnston Landsman Feb. 21, 1833 4 00 do.
Catharine Johnson Gunner Aug. 11, 1818 10 00 do.
Mary Ann Jackson Ordinary seaman May 2, 1838 5 00 do.
Theresa Jones Marine June 26, 1810 3 50 do.
Abigail Kitchen Seaman Aug. 16, 1800 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Harriet J. Kissam Surgeon Oct. 6, 1828 30 00 do.
Eliza Kitts Sailingmaster Sept. 27, 1819 20 00 March 3, 1837.
C.C. King Sergeant m. corps Aug 3, 1837 6 50 do.
Lydia Low Yeoman Aug. 1, 1834 7 50 June 30, 1834.
Julia M. Lawrence Captain June 1, 1813 50 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Elizabeth Lee Lieutenant June 30, 1832 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Frances M. Lewis Master commandant Sept. 1, 1815 30 00 March 3, 1817.
Elizabeth Lagoner Seaman Mar. 4, 1835 6 00 June 30, 1834.
Sarah Ann Lent Sailmaker's mate Sept. 14, 1824 9 50 do.
Deborah Lindsay Sailingmaster May 19, 1826 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Betsey Low Seaman Sept. 4, 1815 6 00 do.
Susannah Lippincott Ordinary seaman Jan. 1, 1838 5 00 do.
Ann G. McCullough Sailingmaster Aug. 24, 1814 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
June Moulton Seaman Ap'l 20, 1815 6 00 March 1, 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 do.
Sarah Matthews Quarter gunner Nov. 30, 1814 9 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Ann Midlen Master's mate Sept. 15, 1814 10 00 do.

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N 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS Husband's rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension.
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Mary E. McPherson Master commandant Ap'l 28, 1824 $30 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza Maury Lieutenant June 24, 1823 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Mary McNelly Gunner Nov. 29, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Catharine Mitchell Landsman Nov. 20, 1832 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Mays   Sept. 3, 1834 9 50 do.
Rachel Marshall Seaman Dec. 31, 1827 6 00 do.
Rebecca McGee Marine Jan. 2B, 1830 3 00 do.
Elizabeth McMurtrie Purser Mar. 23, 1836 20 00 do.
Hester Murphy Corporal m. corps Dec. 20, 1831 4 50 March 3, 1837.
Catharine McLaughlin First class boy Feb. 1ft, 1837 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Martin Boatswain Sept. 1, 1829 10 00 do.
Abigail Morgan Carpenter's mate Mar. 12, 1813 9 50 do.
Carolina Monteath Lieutenant Oct. 16, 1819 25 00 do.
Susan Metz Landsman Sept. 11, 1823 4 00 do.
Elizabeth H. Marshall Corporal m. corps Dec. 11, 1822 4 50 do.
Susan McCullough Lieutenant Dec. 31, 1827 25 00 do.
Mary P. Morris Lieutenant Nov. 5, 1837 25 00 do.
Mary McCall Surgeon Sept. 15, 1831 25 00 do.
Martha Mosart Master-at-arms Feb. 20, 1838 9 00 do.
Hester Meredith Ordinary seaman Feb. 17, 1838 5 00 do.
Hetty McDermott Quarter gunner Sept 30, 1837 7 50 do.
Mary Ann Marshall (widow of Thomas) Aug. 8, 1827 10 00 do.
Celeste McGowan Lieutenant Feb. 19, 1826 25 00 do.
Mary D. McClure Quarter gunner June 5, 1834 7 50 do.
Mary McCawley Captain m. corps Feb. 22, 1839 20 00 do.
Ann Mix Commander Feb. 8, 1839 30 00 do.
Martha McNelly Boatswain July 14, 1839 10 00 do.
Honora McCarty Ordinary seaman May 25, 1839 5 00 do.
Rhoda Newcomb Lieutenant Nov. 1, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Margaret Navarro Sailmaker Oct. 2, 1823 10 00 March 3, 1817.
Elizabeth Nagle Boatswain Nov. 19. 1834 9 50 June 30, 1834.
Mary Neale Lieutenant Sept. 1, 1815 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Sarah H. Nichols Sailingmaster Sept. 12, 1822 20 00 March 3, 1837.
Sarah L. Noyes Ship's corporal Oct. 9, 1835 7 00 do.
Charity Nicholson   Sept. 9, 1814 10 00 do.
Ann Nantz Sailingmaster Dec. 27, 1824 20 00 do.
Ann Nelson Seaman Nov. 11, 1837 6 00 do.
Laura C. Nicholson Captain Dec. 12, 1838 50 00 do.
Eliza A. Oliver Gunner Mar. 30, 1834 10 00 June 30, 1834.
Margaret Osbourn Seaman Aug. 16, 1834 6 00 do.
Elizabeth O'Hare Carpenter's mate Aug. 28, 1838 9 50 March 3, 1837.
Rebecca Oellers Seaman Mar. 21, 1839 6 00 do.
Nancy Patch Seaman Oct. 29, 1812 6 00 March 3, 1817.
Lucretia M. Perry Purser May 8, 1832 20 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza L. Pierce Lieutenant Aug. 7, 1822 25 00 March 3, 1817.
Margaret Parsell Sailmaker Aug. 20, 1819 10 00 do.
Sarah Phillips Marine Oct. 22, 1834 3 50 June 30, 1834.
Georgiana A. Peaco Surgeon May 23, 1827 25 00 do.
Frances Pottinger Lieutenant Feb. 5, 1833 25 00 do.
Maria Page Surgeon Mar. 15, 1832 25 00 do.
Eliza C. Porter Master commandant Sept. 2, 1834 30 00 June 30, 1834.
Henrietta Prather Marine Sept. 14, 1834 3 50 do.
Eliza Page Sailingmaster Sept. 16, 1826 20 00 do.
Elizabeth Perry Captain Aug. 23, 1820 50 00 March 3, 1817.
Mary Ann Patterson Boatswain Dec. 13, 1836 10 00 March 3, 1837.
Catharine Ann Pierce Carpenter's mate Sept. 10, 1829 9 50 do.
Mary Preble Captain Aug. 25, 1837 50 00 do.
Jane R. Palmer Passed ass't surgeon Nov. 6, 1836 17 50 do.
Frances W. Parker Carpenter Aug. 26, 1830 10 00 do.

* Special.

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N 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Husband's rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Mary Procter Steward July 1, 1837 $9 00 Mar. 3, 1837.
Abigail Parrott Ordinary seaman Mar. 3, 1832 5 00 do.
Nabby Pippen Coxswain Ap'l 20, 1815 9 00 do.
Rachel Patten Ordinary seaman Aug. 11, 1835 5 00 do.
Sarah Potts Sailingmaster May 8, 1839 20 00 do.
George Anne Patterson Captain Aug. 25, 1839 50 00 do.
Catharine Rossmusoin Pilot July 22, 1813 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Nancy Riggs Seaman Dec. 27, 1814 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814.
Mary W. Rose Master commandant Aug. 27, 1830 30 00 June 30, 1834.
Mary Russell Sergeant m. corps July 7, 1829 6 50 do.
Martha Rose Seaman Sept. 10, 1813 6 00 Mar. 3, 1817.
Ann M. Rodgers Captain May 21, 1832 50 00 June 30, 1834.
Eliza Ring Boatswain Sept. 25, 1835 10 00 do.
Phebe Reynolds Boatswain May 21, 1823 10 00 Mar. 3, 1817.
Catharine S. M. Ray Surgeon Sept. 7, 1835 35 00 June 30, 1834.
Catharine Rinker Sailingmaster July 10, 1823 20 00 Mar. 3, 1817.
Catharine C. Read Lieutenant Jan. 6, 1812 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837.
Ann J. Ross 1st lieut. m. corps Dec. 11, 1836 15 00 do.
Sally Russell Master's mate Oct. 17, 1813 10 00 do.
Eliza Rumney Sailingmaster Mar. 31, 1823 20 00 do.
Sarah Richardson Boatswain's mate Jan. 9, 1837 9 50 do.
Elizabeth Roberts 1st serg't. m. corps Feb. 14, 1838 8 00 do.
Rebecca Rainey Ordinary seaman Nov. 11, 1804 5 00 do.
E. J. Russell Lieutenant July 21, 1838 25 00 do.
Sarah Robinson Ordinary seaman June 10, 1838 5 00 do.
Minerva Rogers Captain Aug. 1, 1838 50 00 do.
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 do.
Mary Stevenson Seaman Oct. [], 1828 6 00 do.
Ann Stephenson Sailingmaster Aug. 27, 1813 20 00 Mar. 3, 1817.
Eleanor Smart Seaman Oct. 15, 1814 6 00 Mar. 4, 1817.
Harriet H. Sanders Lieutenant Dec. 7, 1816 25 00 Jan. 30, 1813.
Clarissa B. Scott Lieutenant Feb. 16, 1830 25 00 Jan. 30, 1834.
Mary Stellwagen Sailingmaster Nov. 16, 1828 20 00 do.
Louisa Sherburne Lieutenant Nov. 20, 1830 25 00 do.
Ann E. Sardo Musician m. corps Dec. 20, 1835 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Sevier Captain m. corps May 9, 1837 20 00 Jan. 20, 1813.
Mary B. Shaw Captain Sept. 17, 1823 50 00 Mar. 3, 1817.
Margaret E. Shaw Purser Oct. 17, 1820 20 00 do.
Jane Smith Midshipman Mar. 21, 1831 9 50 June 30, 1834.
Rachel Steele Ord. serg't. m. corps Nov. 28, 1832 8 00 Mar. 3, 1837.
Mary H. Stockton Lieutenant Nov. 20, 1836 25 00 do.
Mary Stevens Sailingmaster Ap'l 18, 1816 20 00 do.
Sally Schlosser Seaman Feb. 5, 1831 6 00 do.
Louisa H. Smith Lieutenant Nov. 30, 1836 25 00 do.
Hannah Stricker Serg't. marine corps Oct. 1, 1820 6 50 do.
Hannorah Sullivan Seaman June 30, 1837 6 00 do.
Alice Smiley Seaman Feb. 27, 1813 6 00 do.
Sarah Smith Steward Dec. 19, 1820 9 00 do.
Patty Smith, alias Wilson Boatswain June 17, 1815 10 00 do.
Catharine Smith Marine Mar. 18, 1837 3 50 do.
Mary Stone Seaman Ap'l 20, 1815 6 00 do.
Mary Ann Springer Lieutenant May 25, 1820 25 00 do.
Elizabeth Simmons Marine Jan. 30, 1811 3 50 do.
Charlotte M. R. Thorn Surgeon Aug. 18, 1827 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Ann E. Tingey Captain Feb. 22, 1829 50 00 do.
Elizabeth Trenchard Captain Nov. 3, 18[]4 50 00 do.
Wary Tanner Quarter gunner Feb. 22, 1834 7 50 do.
Elizabeth Trapnell Marine Sept 10, 1813 3 50 Mar. 4, 1814.
Frances H. Thomas Lieutenant Sept. 10, 1829 25 00 June 30, 1834.

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N 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Husband's rank. Commencement
of pension.
Monthly
pension
Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.
Emma C. B. Thompson Captain Sept. 2, 1832 $50 00 June 30, 1834.
Lucy It. Temple Lieutenant June 23, 1830 25 00 do.
Charlotte Trant Lieutenant Sept. 11, 1820 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837.
Ann Tight Seaman Mar. 24, 1834 6 00 do.
Elizabeth Tobey Ordinary seaman Ap'l 30, 1813 5 00 do.
Hannah Thompson Seaman Ap'l 9, 1835 6 00 do.
Grizel A. Taylor Sailingmaster Jan. 3, 1820 20 00 do.
Eliza Toohey Serg't. marine corps Nov 13, 1837 6 50 do.
Ann Taggert Gunner Dec. 13, 1836 10 00 do.
Emily Tupper Captain m. corps Jan. 18, 1838 20 00 do.
Hannah Ulrick Sailingmaster June 6, 1822 20 00 Mar. 3, 1817.
Ann Vanderfien Ordinary seaman June 30, 1834 5 00 June 30, 1834.
Lydia Van Horn Marine Oct. 10, 1814 3 50 Mar. 4, 1814.
Rachel Van Patten Ordinary seaman Ap'l 23, 1825 5 00 Mar. 3, 1837.
Hannah Webb Seaman Jan. 1, 1813 6 00 Mar. 4, 1814.
Catharine Wise Purser Nov. 20, 1824 20 00 June 30, 1834.
Marvel Wilcox Carpenters mate Aug. 8, 1813 9 50 Mar. 3, 1817.
Charlotte Wares Sailingmaster Dec. 4, 1815 20 00 do.
Electa Webster Lieutenant Aug. 25, 1825 25 00 June 30, 1834.
Rebecca Winn Purser Feb. 18, 1836 20 00 do.
Edna Maria Wood Passed midshipman Oct. 9, 1836 12 50 do.
Elizabeth White Master-at-arms May 18, 1815 9 00 Mar. 3, 1817.
Mary D. Wade Lieutenant Nov. 15, 1816 25 00 Mar. 3, 1837.
Eleanor Wills Landsman Aug. 10, 1800 4 00 do.
Elizabeth Westcott Lieutenant Mar. 25, 1837 25 00 do.
Sarah H. Willard Sergeant m. corps May 30, 1837 6 50 do.
Abigail Warren Marine Sept. 12, 1812 3 50 do.
Catharine Walling Seaman Dec. 3, 1813 6 00 do.
Julia Weed Captain m. corps Mar. 5, 1838 20 00 do.
Sarah V. Waldo Master Aug. 30, 1838 20 00 do.
Susan C. Woolsey Captain May 18, 1838 50 00 do.

The number of widow pensioners is 330.

Annual sum to pay them, $62,064.

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N 3.

Alphabetical list of minor children, to whom pensions were granted under the act of March 3d, 1837, complete to September 30, 1839.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Father's rank. Monthly
pension
Commencement
of pension.
John Armstrong      
Franklin Armstrong      
Venerando Armstrong Sergeant marine corps $7 50 January 23, 1825.
William Anderson      
Laura V. Anderson Captain marine corps 20 00 June 13, 1830.
Thomas W. Adams Sailmaker 10 00 September 10, 1829.
Elizabeth Ardis      
Ann Ardis      
Emma Ardis Carpenter's mate 9 50 September 8, 1831.
Julia Ann Blakslee Marine 3 50 July 31, 1827.
Emma Brown      
Alexander Brown Captain 50 00 November 28, 1828.
Margaretta Baldwin Surgeon 27 50 September 1, 1819.
Susan E. Barry Sailingmaster 20 00 May 2, 1830.
George T. Bassett Surgeon 25 00 August 20, 1830.
Walter M. Booth      
William L. Booth      
Thomas A. Booth Master commandant 30 00 July 26, 1828.
Charles H. Budd Lieutenant 25 00 March 14, 1827.
James R. Blade Ordinary seaman 5 00 September 26, 1834.
Thomas J. P. Bliss Seaman 6 00 July 1, 1838.
John Bell,      
Mary Jane Bell      
Maria Bell      
Marcellus Bell Cook 9 50 August 15, 1831.
William B. Cunningham      
Edward F. Cunningham Gunner 10 00 April 18, 1828.
Charles R. Chamberlain      
Margaret F. Chamberlain Sailingmaster 20 00 February 8, 1822.
Emeline Cousins,      
Delia Cousins Seaman 6 00 May 21, 1829.
James Covenhoven Marine 3 50 February 26, 1837.
William M. Caldwell Lieutenant 25 00 June 5, 1827.
Charles William Conway Marine 3 50 July 14, 1833.
Emma Demarist Sergeant marine corps 7 50 August 24, 1824.
Teresa Davis Carpenter 10 00 June 11, 1829.
Ellen E. Dexter Master commandant 30 00 October 10, 1818.
Eliza A. R. Dennison Purser 20 00 March 15, 1822.
Francis A. Davis      
Elizabeth C. Davis Musician 4 00 June 4, 1822.
Franklin Wharton Desha      
Margaret Frances Desha 1st Lieut. marine corps 15 00 November 6, 1822.
Margaret P. Darrah Purser 20 00 January 9, 1831.
Mary Ann Fisher Corporal marine corps 4 50 May 18, 1829.
Edward Garrison Seaman 6 00 April 2, 1825.
M. A. S.Grinke Lieutenant 25 00 November 30, 1825.
Mary Garretson Purser 20 00 July 1, 1837.
Stephen D. Hibbert Gunner 10 00 July 9, 1832.
John H. Harrison Seaman 6 00 August 16, 1834.
George J. Hall Seaman 6 00 December 10, 1834.
Adolphus Heerman,      
Theodore Heerman,      
Valentine M. Heerman      
Clifford Heerman      
Charles F. Heerman Surgeon 35 00 April 20, 1837.
Maurice J. B. Harrison Surgeon's mate 15 00 July 1, 1837.
Mary Ann Hunt Ordinary seaman 5 00 April 20, 1837.
Permelia Ann Jones      

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N 3—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS. Father's rank. Monthly
pension.
Commencement
of pension.
Daniel F. Jones      
James B. Jones Sailingmaster $20 00 May 21, 1826.
William Kidwell      
John Kidwell Murine 3 50 July 1, 1837.
Jane P. Linscott      
Mary F. Linscott      
Caroline W. Linscott Boatswain 10 00 May 23, 1827.
Caroline Lord Gunner 10 00 May 9, 1829.
Adeline K. Low Lieutenant 25 00 May 2, 1836.
Edgar Lightelle      
Benjamin T. Lightelle      
John O. B. Lightelle Marine 3 50 December 22, 1824.
Catharine Livingston      
James Livingston Ordinary seaman 5 00 June 4, 1829.
Robert C. Ludlow Purser 20 00 May 15, 1826.
William Middleton Quartermaster 8 00 July 1, 1830.
Charles S. Macdonough      
Augustus R. Macdonough      
Thomas Macdonough      
Charlotte R. Macdonough Captain 50 00 November 10, 1835.
Mary Louisa Mott Lieutenant 25 00 July 4, 1823.
Margaret Munroe Boatswain 10 00 March 27, 1832.
James B. McCauley Lieutenant 25 00 February 20, 1827.
Mary Ann McCloud Boatswain 10 00 July 1, 1837.
Alexander Moran Quarter gunner 7 50 September 10, 1829.
John H. McIntosh Madison Lieutenant 25 00 July 1, 1838.
William Orleans Martin Seaman 6 00 October 9, 1838.
James W. A. Nicholson      
Frederick A. G. Nicholson Lieutenant 25 00 June 24, 1832.
Maria C. Norris      
Shubrick Norris Master commandant 30 00 January 1, 1838.
Godfrey B. Neagle Sergeant marine corps 6 50 August 5, 1838.
John B. Packett      
Mary Ann Packett Lieutenant 25 00 March 29, 1820.
Nancy B. Perry,      
Alexander Perry Lieutenant 25 00 March 12, 1826.
Mary R. Ritchie Lieutenant 25 00 June 26, 1831.
Susan D. Robertson      
Eliza B. W. Robertson Purser 20 00 August 11, 1821.
Mary K. Reany Purser's steward 9 00 July 3, 1831.
Amanda H. Reynolds Boatswain 10 00 April 23, 1835.
Mary Roberts      
Margaret Roberts Musician marine corps 4 00 October 31, 1835.
Theophilus Rogers Assistant surgeon 20 00 July 1, 1839.
Hannah T. Sanderson Lieutenant 26 00 August 23, 1831.
William Sinclair      
Gilberta F. Sinclair Captain 50 00 February 7, 1831.
Mary V. Timberlake      
Margaret R. Timberlake Purser 20 00 April 2, 1828.
Virginia A. Towner      
Robert Towner Gunner 10 00 September 2, 1834.
Eliza J. Trimble      
Joshua W. Trimble Sailmaker 10 00 July 28, 1824.
Emily Vandachenhausen Marine 3 50 March 12, 1833.
Silas D. Wickes Surgeon 25 00 August 21, 1819.
John Woods Boatswain 10 00 January 1, 1839.
Thomas A. Young Sergeant marine corps 12 50 July 7, 1835.

The number of minor children pensioners is 115.

Annual sum to pay them, $14,214.

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N 4.

A statement showing the receipts and expenditures on account of the navy pension fund, from the 1st day of October, 1838, to the 30th of September, 1839, inclusively; and advances to agents from the Treasury during the same period.

  I. Balance in the Treasury to the credit of fund, 1st of October, 1838, per Register's return   $10,966 30
  II. Amount received into the Treasury since the 1st of October, 1838, from whom, and on what account, viz:    
1838.      
Nov. 1 From Secretary of the Navy, for interest on Washington corporation stock $843 76  
2 Do. for dividend on Union Bank stock, Georgetown 900 00  
17 Do. for dividend on Washington Bank stock: 560 90  
Dec. 6 Do. tor balance due by the Branch Bank of Alabama, at Mobile 14 00  
12 Do. for sale of Pennsylvania stock 60,000 00  
13 Do. for dividend on Union Bank stock, due 1st October 375 00  
19 Do. for sale of Pennsylvania stock 20,000 00  
22 Do. for interest on Washington corporation stock, due 1st October, 1836, and 1st April, 1837 1,486 82  
1839.      
January 8 Do. for interest on Illinois bonds, due 1st January 3,000 00  
21 Do. for interest on Washington corporation stock, due 1st January 843 76  
30 Do. for interest on Cincinnati corporation stock, due 1st October, 1838 2,500 00  
March 7 Do. for sale of Washington corporation stock 3,000 00  

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N 4.—Continued.

March 20 From Secretary of the Navy, for sale of Washington corporation stock 83,000 00  
April 25 Do. for interest on Cincinnati corporation stock, due 1st April 2,500 00  
May 10 Do. for sale of Washington corporation stock 2,000 00  
16 Do. for interest on Washington Bank stock 420 00  
25 Do. for dividend on Union Bank stock 900 00  
June 14 Do. for sale of Illinois bonds 30,000 00  
20 Do. for sale of Pennsylvania stock 20,000 00  
21 Do. for amount refunded by Lewis S. German 95 82  
21 Do. for sale of Pennsylvania stock 758 70  
27 Do. for interest on Illinois bonds 2,100 00  
July 12 Do. tor interest on Washington corporation stock 721 73  
August 1 Do. for interest on Washington corporation stock 624 99  
  Total amount of receipts   $156,644 58
1838. III. Expenditures from October 1, 1838, to September 30, 1839, inclusively, viz:    
October 4 Paid B. R. Tinslar, for arrears of pension 75 00  
5 Paid James B. Moody, do. do. 1.402 80  
Nov. 13 Paid Ann E. Bentley, do. do. 1,030 00  
28 Paid Sally Nason, do. do. 15 57  
28 Paid Hannah Murray, do. do. 60 79  
28 Paid Charles B. Murray, do. do. 115 37  
28 Paid Theodosia Ford, do. do. 207 37  
28 Paid Phebe Peabody, do. do. 47 67  
Dec. 12 Paid Eliza Seymore, do. do. 284 50  
12 Paid Susan Seymore, do. do. 575 70  
14 Paid William Neagle, do. do. 633 75  

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1839.      
Jan. 18 Faid James Lowry, do. do. 386 96  
18 Paid Godfrey B. Neagle, do. do. 633 75  
Feb. 9 Paid James Cole, do. do. 4 33  
9 Paid Samuel Robertson, do. do. 788 50  
22 Paid Sarah Morse, do. do. 766 42  
Mar. 2 Paid David Porter, do. do. 3,250 00  
7 Paid Hester Ann Stanfield, for balance of pension due her late husband 12 40  
9 Paid president of the Commonwealth Bank, Boston,
balance due him at settlement of his account, and which is transferred
to his credit on the books of the Treasury
1,934 57  
11 Paid Ann Tilden, widow of John Tilden, (lost in the Wasp,) for extra pay and prize money 281 80  
12 Paid Sinah Kibbey, widow, for arrears of pension 126 00  
April 1 Paid president Bank of the Metropolis, for balance due him 205 77  
23 Paid Thomas Ap C. Jones, for arrears of pension 1,585 50  
May 1 Paid Sally H. Lane, do. do. 629 58  
21 Paid Telemachus Rogers, do. do. 1,176 11  
28 Paid Ellen Coxe, do. do. 1,044 00  
28 Paid Eliza and Susan Seymore, children of Jesse Seymore, (lost in the Wasp,)
for extra pay and prize money
281 80  
June 1 Paid Lydia March, for arrears of pension 67 50  
July 31 Paid Thomas S. Brimslecomb, for arrears of pension 258 00  
Aug. 17 Paid S. H. Green, do. do. 467 47  
21 Paid John Schrouder, do. do. 56 00  
Sept. 17 Paid Daniel Bowie, do. do. 161 33  
17 Paid Jane B. Lowndes, do. do. 384 67  
18 Paid Theophilus H. Rogers, do. do. 1,296 10  
18 Paid Augustine Rogers, do. do. 1,079 77  
  Total amount of expenditures   $21,326 85

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N 4.—Continued.

1838. IV. Advances to agents to pay pensions, viz:  
Oct. 6 To the president of the Bank of the Metropolis, Washington $6,000 00
12 Do. Bank of the Metropolis, Washington 4,000 00
23 To Leonard Jarvis, navy pension agent, Boston 1,988 50
Nov. 20 To Leonard Jarvis, navy pension agent, Boston 400 00
Dec. 13 To president of the Maine Bank, Portland 984 00
13 Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, R. I. 1,200 00
13 Do. Farmers and Mechanics' Bank, Hartford, Conn. 1,350 00
13 To Leonard Jarvis, navy pension agent, Boston 6,709 48
13 To president of Farmers' Bank of Delaware, at Newcastle 24 00
13 Do. Commercial Bank, Portsmouth, N. H. 67 01
13 Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 31,720 49
13 Do. Moyamensing Bank, Philadelphia 6,364 35
13 Do. Merchants and Manufacturers' Bank, Pittsburg 60 00
13 Do. Trenton Banking Company, N. J. 486 00
13 Do. Commercial Bank, Cincinnati 332 00
13 Do. Louisville Savings Institution, Ky. 436 35
13 Do. Planters and Mechanics' Bank, Charleston, S. C. 334 00
13 Do. Planters' Bank, Savannah, Ga. 270 00
13 Do. Commercial Bank, New Orleans 885 75
13 To George Loyall, navy pension agent, Norfolk, Va. 4,953 08
19 To president of the Bank of the Metropolis, Washington 7,000 00
19 To president of the Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore 4,914 75
1839.    
Jan. 4 To Leonard Jarvis, navy pension agent, Boston 1,100 00
21 To president of the Mechanics' Bank, New York 1,000 00
24 To president of the Farmers' Bank of Delaware, at Newcastle 1,900 00
Feb. 4 To Elias Kane, navy pension agent, Washington 5,000 00

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6 To president of the Farmers' Bank of Delaware, at Newcastle 100 00  
6 To B. D. Heriot, navy pension agent, Charleston, S. C. 500 00  
Mar. 5 To president of the Commercial Bank, New Orleans 700 00  
18 To Leonard Jarvis, navy pension agent, Boston 1,258 66  
April 17 To B. D. Heriot, navy pension agent. Charleston, S. C. 800 00  
17 To president of the Commercial Bank, Cincinnati 300 00  
May 4 Do. Merchants and Manufacturers' Bank, Pittsburg 66 00  
6 Do. Maine Bank, Portland 297 56  
17 To Michael W. Ash, navy pension agent, Philadelphia 836 00  
June 17 To George Loyall, navy pension agent, Norfolk 5,975 90  
17 To Leonard Jarvis, navy pension agent, Boston [],532 97  
17 To John Thomas, navy pension agent, Baltimore 1,944 99  
17 To Michael W. Ash, navy pension agent. Philadelphia 6,564 62  
17 To J. P. Henry, navy pension agent, Savannah 529 37  
17 To B. D. Heriot, navy pension agent, Charleston, S. C. 906 00  
17 To John Laighton, navy pension agent, Portsmouth, N. H. 957 00  
17 To president of the Maine Bank. Portland 1,116 00  
17 Do. Merchants and Manufacturers' Bank, Pittsburg 186 00  
17 Do. Arcade Bank, Providence, R. I. 1,396 43  
17 Do. Mechanics' Bank, Hartford, Ct. 1,350 00  
17 Do. Savings Institution, Louisville, Ky. 618 00  
17 Do. Commercial Bank, Cincinnati 480 00  
17 Do. Farmers' Bank of Delaware, Newcastle 58 00  
17 Do. Trenton Banking Company, N. J. 486 00  
24 Do. Mechanics' Bank, New York 12,419 14  
24 To Elias Kane, navy pension agent, Washington 8,684 78  
Aug. 5 To John Thomas, navy pension agent, Baltimore 1,000 00  
29 To Leonard Jarvis, navy pension agent, Boston 500 00  
  Total amount of advances   $145,043 18

Treasury Department, Fourth Auditor's Office, October 18, 1839.

A. O. DAYTON.

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N 5.

Stocks owned by the navy pension fund on the 1st of October, 1839.

City of Cincinnati 5 per cent. $100,000 00
City of Washington 5 per cent. 57,739 00
Bank of Washington 14,000 00
Union Bank of Georgetown 11,400 00
State of Illinois 6 per cent. 70,000 00
  253,139 00

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N 6.

Navy hospital fund.

Balance 1st October, 1838 $123,470 28
Receipts from 1st October, 1838, to 1st October, 1839 20,603 83
  144,074 11
Disbursements from 1st October, 1838, to 1st October, 1839 900 00
Balance 1st October, 1839 143,174 11

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N 7.

An abstract of the public navy pension laws, and statement of their effects.

1. Act of 23d April, 1800, established the navy pension fund and granted pensions to every officer, seaman, and marine, disabled in the line of duty, to continue during life or disability, not exceeding half-pay.

Note.-Invalids were examined by surgeons, biennially, to ascertain the continuance of disability, but the act of 14th July, 1832, dispensed with such examination; consequently, pensions to invalids continued during life. The act of 1800 provides that the funds "shall be and remain for ever for the payment of pensions, and half-pay, should the same be granted, to the officers and seamen who may be entitled to receive the same and it pledges the public faith to make up any deficiency in the fund. Under this act pensions are granted to officers, seamen, and marines, during life, although they may remain in the service and receive full pay.

2. Act of 26th March, 1804, directs that money accruing from prizes shall belong to the navy pension fund, and authorizes the commissioners of the fund "to make such regulations as may to them appear expedient for the admission of persons on the roll of navy pensioners, and for the payment of pensions."

Note.—All the powers of the commissioners were transferred to the Secretary of the Navy by the act of 10th July, 1832; consequently each Secretary regulates as to him appears expedient.

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3. Act of 20th January, 1813, grants pensions to the widows, and, if no widows, to the children, of officers, only, "who shall be killed or die by reason of wounds received in the line of duty."

Note.—The act of 1800, before stated, had pledged the fund to remain for ever for the payment of pensions to officers and seamen—not to widows and children. It is therefore supposed that Congress is pledged to restore to the fund the amount paid out of this fund to widows and children.

4. Act of 4th March, 1814, grants pensions to the widows, and, if no widows, to the children under sixteen years old, of officers, seamen, and marines who died since 18th June, 1812, or who shall die "by reason of wounds received in the line of duty."

5. Act of 18th April, 1814, grants pensions to officers and seamen of revenue cutters wounded or disabled in the discharge of duty while cooperating with the navy by order of the President.

6. Act of 2d April, 1816, grants pensions to those wounded in the massacre at Dartmoor prison, 6th April, 1815, and to the widows and children of those killed on that occasion.

Note.—Not one of the killed or wounded belonged to the United States navy; but the pensions were all paid out of the navy pension fund.

7. Act of 16th April, 1816, prescribes in what mode prizes shall pass to the credit of the navy pension fund; and it authorizes the commissioners of the fund to increase an invalid's monthly pension to any sum not exceeding full monthly pay.

Note.—This authority has been used in very few cases; not more than four or five.

8. Act of 3d March, 1817, grants pensions to the widows, and, if no widows, to the children under sixteen years old, of officers, seamen, or marines "who shall die, or shall have died since 18th of June, 1812," of disease contracted, or of casualties or injuries received, while in the line of duty.

Note.—This act was repealed by the act of 22d January, 1824, but the rights which had accrued under it were reserved. It was repealed because so many deaths by yellow fever in the West Indies made too heavy a charge upon the fund.

Note.—Pensions to widows and children were granted for periods of five years.

9. Act of 16th April, 1818, extends pensions to widows, and children under sixteen years old, for another term of five years.

10. Act of 3d March, 1819, grants another term of five years' pension "to the widows and children of officers, seamen, and marines, who were killed in battle, or who died of wounds received in battle, or who died in the naval service of the United States during the late war."

11. Act of 22d January, 1824, grants another term of five years' pension to widows and children, arid repeals the act of 3d March, 1817, but reserves the rights which had accrued under it.

12. Act of 23d May, 1828, extends pensions to widows and children for another term of five years.

13. Act of 28th June, 1832, extends pensions to widows only, for another term of five years.

14. Act of 14th July, 1832, repeals the act of 3d March, 1819, which required proof of continuance of disability.

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Note.—These acts were supposed to relate to military pensions; but the Attorney General decided that pensions to naval invalids also were included.

Note.—The effect of this is to give to invalids pensions for life. It takes away from the department the power to stop a pension, although the pensioner may have perfectly recovered from his disability.

15. Act of 10th July, 1832, transfers to the Secretary of the Navy all the powers of the commissioners of the navy pension and navy hospital funds; establishes a separate clerkship for those funds and the privateer pension fund; points out the duty of the Secretary of the Navy and his clerk respecting the funds; and repeals all laws inconsistent with the provisions of said act.

10. Act of 30th June, 1834, extends five years' pensions to widows; grants five years' pensions to the "widows of officers, seamen, and marines, who have died in the naval service since the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, or who may die in said service; and the pensions of such widows shall commence from the passage of this act," viz: 30th June, 1834.

Note.—It would seem from this act, that if an officer, &c., shall die in fifty, or 100, &c., years' time, Congress intended to give his widow a pension to be paid to her from 30th June, 1834. Such result would be the legal effect of this act.

This act also reimburses to the navy pension fund the cost of the stock of the Bank of Columbia.

17. Act of 3d March, 1837, grants pensions to the widows, and, if no widows, to the children under twenty-one years of age, of all officers, seamen, and marines, who "have died, or may hereafter die, in the naval service," to be paid from the dates of the deaths, and to be half-pay of the navy as such pay was on the 1st of January, 1835. It provides that pensions already granted, or to be granted, to invalids, shall be paid from the time when they were disabled; and it repeals all laws inconsistent with itself. This most comprehensive act has, in the short space of two years, distributed to navy pensioners more money than was required by the operation of all the other navy pension laws during the period of nearly forty years. Its future effect is beyond estimate.

Pensions to invalids of the army, and to the widows and children of those killed in the army, have not been so lavishly bestowed as in the navy; and the reason of the difference is said to be, because the navy pension fund was created by the services of the navy, and is not a charge upon the public treasury. So long as the fund thus created shall last, the reason will be satisfactory; but when the fund shall be exhausted, (as it must be in two years, and, probably, in less time,) and Congress shall find it necessary to make large appropriations out of the public treasury on this account, the reason of the difference will cease. It will then be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to refuse to the army a pension law similar to the act of 3d March, 1837, for the navy. It must be noticed that this act allows pensions to the widows of all persons who ever died, or shall die, in the navy, to be paid to them from the dates of the deaths, until they shall die or many; and, if no widows, then to the children under twenty-one years old. Should the deaths occur in violation of duty, or even by sentence of a court-martial, still the widows and children are entitled to pensions under this law. The pensions already

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vested and granted by this act will, in two years—perhaps sooner—exhaust the fund; and this must be the result even if the act were repealed to-day; for such repeal cannot reach the pensions already granted and vested by the act. The public faith is pledged by act of Congress to make up the deficiency in the navy pension fund; and as this pledge must soon be redeemed, it is now necessary to contemplate the subject.

The vast importance and consequences of the act of 3d March, 1837, will justify a circumstantial detail of its history; and that the whole may be fully understood it is proper to state, that the naval committee of the Senate had requested the Secretary of the Navy to prepare a plan for navy pensions. After the most careful consideration, he submitted a plan which was as liberal as it could be made without diminishing the capital of the pension fund. The committee reported a bill very nearly in all respects according to the plan of the Secretary. It passed the Senate; but, it is believed, that on its third reading in the House of Representatives, about midnight, on the 3d of March, 1837, it was most unexpectedly denounced as an extravagant measure, that it would destroy the fund, &c. The bill was then amended, by striking out all except the enacting clause and inserting what is now the act of 3d March, 1837. This amendment was understood to be less expensive than the bill from the Senate; that it was a retrenchment measure; would save money to the fund, &c.

This statement is thus particularly made that Congress may have a complete view of the entire subject, and because it is certain that any postponement of the matter will create embarrassments difficult to be removed by any future legislation. The department has, so far as possible, in every instance limited the disbursements under the act. But when the parties satisfactorily proved their claims under the act, the Secretary of the Navy had no authority to refuse payment.

The system has expanded to its present extent through the legislation of Congress; and doubtless that honorable body will adopt such course respecting it as will, under all the circumstances, best redeem their pledge of the public faith, without affording any just cause of complaint to the parties interested.

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N 8.

Claim of Mrs. Harrison, child of John Garde, who, it is alleged, was lost on board the United States ship L'Insurgente, in August, 1800.

Talbot county, State of Maryland,
At St. Michael's, May 1, 1839.

Honored Sir:

I hereby make application for the arrears of pension to which I maybe entitled as the only child of John Garde, who was a sailing-master on board the United States ship of war L'Insurgente, and who was lost in said ship in the naval service, in or about the year 1800.

Respectfully referring you to the accompanying proofs of my identity as the lawful and only child of said John Garde, I am, your obedient servant,

MARIA HARRISON,

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

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State of Maryland.

I, Stephen Harrison, of Talbot county, State of Maryland, aged forty-eight years, do hereby certify, that I was present at, and witnessed the marriage of John Garde to Elizabeth Harrison, which marriage was solemnized in my presence in said county, at a place called Oxford Neck, in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-nine; that I have, always understood that the said John Garde entered the United States service on board the ship of war L'Insurgente in the year 1800. That within a few months after he had sailed in said ship, his wife, the said Eliza Garde, was delivered of a daughter, viz: in the month of March, eighteen hundred and one, and who was named Maria Garde, and who was always recognised and known as the lawful daughter of him, the said John Garde, she being born at the residence of my father Joseph Harrison, late of said county, I residing there at the same time.

That the said Eliza Garde, mother of said Maria Garde, and widow of said John Garde, intermarried with Thomas Hardcastle of said county, in the year 1805, and she, the said Eliza, died in the year 1818. I do further certify, that the aforesaid Maria Garde, daughter of said John and Eliza Garde, was married to Thomas Harrison of said county, in the year 1826, which said Thomas Harrison died in the year 1829. And I do further certify, that the said Maria Harrison is the daughter and only child left by the said John Garde: that she now resides at St. Michael's in Talbot county aforesaid, and is, to my own knowledge, the same identical person who is about applying for a pension on account of her said father John Garde, who, it is believed, was lost at sea on board the United States ship L'Insurgente in the naval service of the United States, as a sailingmaster in said ship. And I do further certify, that I am not in anywise interested in the result of her said application, as witness my hand this first day of May, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

STEPHEN HARRISON.

Witness:
Wm. Caulk.

State of Maryland,}
Talbot county. }ss

On the 1st day of May, 1839, before me, the subscriber, a justice of the peace, in and for the county aforesaid, personally appeared, Stephen Harrison, known to me as a respectable resident of said county, of lawful age, and entitled to full credit, and in my presence subscribed his name to the aforegoing certificate; and being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that the contents of said certificate are correct and true as therein stated.

JAMES HARRISON, J. P.

State of Maryland,}
Talbot county. }ss

On this first day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, before me, the subscriber, one of the justices of the peace of the State of Maryland, in and for Talbot county aforesaid, personally appeared Ann Caulk, a resident of said county, aged 52 years, who being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that she was personally and intimately ac-

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quainted with John Garde and his wife Eliza Garde, late of Talbot county aforesaid, both deceased. That they died leaving only one child (never having had any other) named Maria Garde, who was born in the month of March, in the year eighteen hundred and one, and who is now the widow of Thomas Harrison of said county, to whom she was married in the year 1826, and who died in the year 1829. That she, the said Maria Harrison, daughter of the said John Garde and Eliza his wife, now resides at St. Michael's in Talbot county aforesaid, and is the same identical person who is about applying for a pension on account of her father, the said John Garde, who, it is believed, was lost at sea in the naval service of the United States on board the frigate L'Insurgente. That she was acquainted with the said John Garde and his wife Eliza Garde prior to their marriage, which took place in Talbot county aforesaid, as a matter of public notoriety and belief in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-nine. That her acquaintance with him continued until he entered the naval service, in the year 1800. That she knew his widow until her death, and has known their daughter above named, now the said Maria Harrison, from the infancy of her, the said Maria Harrison, to this time. And this deponent further saith, that she is not interested either directly or indirectly in the result of the application about to be made for a pension by her, the said Maria Harrison, on account of the naval services of her father, the said John Garde, who, it is believed, was lost at sea in the naval service of the United States on board the frigate L'Insurgente.

ANN CAULK.

Witness:
Stephen Harrison.

Sworn and subscribed, this first day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, before me. JAMES HARRISON, J. P.

And I do hereby certify, that Ann Caulk, who, in my presence, subscribed her name to the aforegoing deposition and made oath to the truth of the facts therein stated, is known to me as a respectable resident of Talbot county aforesaid, of lawful age, and entitled to full credit. In witness whereof, I do hereto subscribe my name the day and year first within written.

JAMES HARRISON, J. P.

I, Alexander B. Harrison, of Talbot county, State of Maryland, aged forty-nine years, do hereby certify, that I was personally acquainted with John Garde and his wife Eliza Garde, both of said county, deceased. That they were publicly known and recognised as man and wife in very respectable society, in the year 1800, at which time they went to the city of Baltimore; and he, the said John Garde, to my own certain knowledge, entered on board the United States ship of war L'Insurgente, as a sailing master, (he having been previously a ship master from the port of Baltimore.) That at the time of entering said ship of war, his wife, the said Eliza Garde, was in a state of pregnancy, and in a short time thereafter had a daughter born unto him, the said John Garde; who was named Maria Garde, and who was always known and recognised as the lawful child of him, the said John Garde. That it was always believed that he, the said Captain John Garde, was lost in the naval service of the United States on board the said ship of war L'Insurgente. I do further certify,

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that the said Eliza Garde, widow of said John Garde, intermarried with a gentleman named Thomas Hardcastle of said county, (Talbot,) in or about the year 1805, and she died in or about the year 1818. And I do further certify, that the aforesaid Maria Garde, daughter of the said John and Eliza Garde, (her name being now Maria Harrison, she having married Thomas Harrison of said county, who died in the year 1826,)—that the said Maria Harrison, daughter of the said John and Eliza Garde, is now living at St. Michael's in Talbot county aforesaid; and is the only child of them, the said John and Eliza Garde, they never having had any other child or children. I do further certify, that my personal acquaintance with her, the said Maria Garde, now Maria Harrison, has continued from her infancy to this time. And that she, the said Maria Harrison, is the identical person who is now about to apply for a pension on account of the naval service of her said father, John Garde, who was lost in the service of the United States on board the frigate L'Insurgente as aforementioned. And I do further certify, that I am not interested either directly or indirectly in the results of said application. In witness whereof, I do hereunto subscribe my name, this second day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

ALEXANDER B. HARRISON.

Witnesses:
James W. Harrison.
Alexander Yearley.

State of Maryland,}
Talbot county. }ss.

On this second day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, before me, the subscriber, a justice of the peace of the State of Maryland, and for Talbot county aforesaid, personally appeared, Alexander B. Harrison, and in my presence, subscribed his name to the aforegoing certificate; and who, being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that the contents of the said certificate are correct and true as therein stated. And I do hereby certify, that the said deponent, Alexander B. Harrison, is known to me as a person of good character, of lawful age, and entitled to full and ample credit. Subscribed and sworn to, before me.

JAMES W. HARRISON, J. P.

State of Maryland, }
Talbot county. } to wit.

I hereby certify, that James Harrison and James W. Harrison, gentlemen, before whom the aforegoing depositions were taken, and who have thereto subscribed their names, and given certificates of the character of deponents, were, at the time of so doing, two of the said State's justices of the peace, in and for the county aforesaid, duly commissioned and sworn. In testimony whereof, I hereto subscribe my name, and affix the seal of [l. s.] Talbot county court this second day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

JAMES PARROTT,
Clerk of Talbot county court.

I, Richard Robinson, now of Baltimore county, formerly of Talbot county, in the State of Maryland, aged fifty-five years, do hereby certify,

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that I was present at, and witnessed the celebration of the marriage rites, between Captain John Garde and Eliza Harrison; which took place in Talbot county, in the State aforesaid, at a place called Oxford Neck, at the dwelling of Joseph Harrison, the father of the said Eliza Harrison, in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-nine. As witness my hand this 13th day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

RICHARD ROBINSON.

Witness:
Charles H. Ross.

State of Maryland, }
Baltimore county. }ss.

On this thirteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, before me, the subscriber, one of the justices of the peace of the State of Maryland, in and for Baltimore county, personally appeared, Richard Robinson, a resident of said county, of lawful age, and in my presence, subscribed the aforegoing certificate, and, who being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that the contents of said certificate are correct and true as therein stated; and that he is not interested therein. And I do hereby certify, that of my own knowledge, the said Richard Robinson is a person of good character, and entitled to full credit.

ELIJAH TAYLOR, J. P.

State of Maryland, }
Baltimore county. }ss.

I hereby certify, that Elijah Taylor, gentleman, before whom the within affidavit was made, and who has thereto subscribed his name, was, at the time of so doing, a justice of the peace of the State of Maryland, in and for Baltimore county, duly commissioned and sworn. In testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand, and affix the seal of [l. s.] Baltimore county court, this fourteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

THOMAS KELL,
Clerk of Baltimore county court.

I, Eleanor Harrison, a resident of the city of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, aged sixty years, do hereby certify, that I was personally acquainted with Captain John Garde, who was a ship master, from the port of Baltimore, prior to the year 1800, when he entered on board the United States ship of war L'Insurgente, as master of the sailing department on board said ship; I was also at, and prior to that period, well acquainted with Eliza Garde his wife. That, in company with the said John Garde, and his said wife, Eliza Garde, and others, I went on board said ship of war L'Insurgente, in the summer of the year eighteen hundred, when she was about to sail from near Fort McHenry, at the port of Baltimore, on her last cruise. That; then and there, I saw the said captain or master John Garde, on board said ship, acting as master of the sailing department in his official dress; that he then and there took his last leave of his said wife Eliza Garde, who, (said Eliza,) with myself, and others, was conveyed to the shore, where we saw the said ship of war L'Insurgente get under way, and sail on her last cruise, with him, the said John Garde,

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master of the sailing department, on board. And he, the said master, John Garde, was lost in said ship, he never having been heard of since the said ship L'Insurgente sailed on her last cruise, with him on board. And I do further certify, that I continued to be acquainted with the said Eliza Garde, wife and widow of him, the said John Garde, who was lost in the L'Insurgente as aforesaid. That she had an only child by her said husband, which was born a few months after he sailed as aforesaid, she being left by him in a state of pregnancy; that their said child was named Maria Garde, who, after maturity, intermarried with a certain Thomas Harrison, which said Thomas Harrison is now deceased. That the said Maria Garde, now Harrison, has been known to me from her infancy, living in credit, to this time, as the only lawful child of him, the said John Garde, master of the sailing department, on board the United States ship of war L'Insurgente, in which he was lost as aforesaid. And that she, the said Maria Harrison, is the same identical person who is now applying for a pension on account of her said father, who was sailing: master, or master of the sailing department, on board the said United States ship of war L'Insurgente, and was lost in the same. (Her mother, the said Eliza, being deceased many years ago.) And I do further certify, that I am not in any wise interested in the matter or result of said application of said Maria Harrison for a pension on account of her said father, John Garde, who was master of the sailing department, or sailing-master on board the said ship L'Insurgente, and was lost in her as aforesaid. In testimony whereof, I do hereto subscribe my name, this twenty-first of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

ELEANOR HARRISON.

State of Maryland,}
City of Baltimore,}ss

On this twenty-first day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, before me, the subscriber, a justice of the peace of the State of Maryland, in and for the city of Baltimore, personally appeared, Eleanor Harrison, and, in my presence, subscribed her name to the aforegoing certificate; and, who being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that the contents of said certificate are correct and true as therein stated. And I hereby certify, that the said deponent, Eleanor Harrison, is an aged and respectable resident of this city, and that she is entitled to ample credit. Witness my hand arid Seal, the day and year above written.

SIMON KEMP, J P.

State of Maryland,}
Baltimore county. }ss.

I hereby certify that Simon Kemp, gentleman, before whom the above, affidavit was made, and who has thereto signed his name, was at the time of so doings one of the justices of the peace of the State of Maryland, in and for the city of Baltimore, duly commissioned and sworn. In testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name, and affix the seal of [l. s.] Baltimore county court, on this 23d day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

THOMAS KELL
Clerk of Baltimore county court.

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I, Ann Harrison, a resident of the city of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, aged 63 years, depose and say, that I resided at Fell's Point, in said city, in the year 1800; and was then and there personally acquainted with Captain John Garde, who was sailing-master (or master of the sailing department) on board the United States ship L'Insurgente; that I knew him prior to his entrance on board said ship, and afterward; and, that he was never heard of after he sailed in said ship, on her last cruise, in the year 1800; he being sailing-master on board, and was lost in her. That, I also was well acquainted with Mrs. Eliza Garde, the wife and widow of him, the said John Garde; that I have known their only child, Maria Garde, now Harrison, from her infancy, as the lawful child of him, the said John Garde, who was sailing-master, or master of the sailing department, on board the said L'Insurgente, and was lost in her. That the said Maria Garde, now Harrison, was born in the early part of the year 1801, and now resides at St. Michael's, Talbot county, Maryland, and is applying for a pension on account of her said father. And that she, the said Maria Harrison, now applying for a pension as aforesaid, is the identical daughter and only child, above mentioned, of him, the said John Garde, who was a sailing-master, or master of the sailing or navigation department, in the said ship L'Insurgente, was lost therein as above stated. And I do further depose and say, that I am not interested in the matter or results of this deposition and statement. In witness whereof, I do hereto set my hand, this fourth day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

ANN HARRISON.

State of Maryland, }
City of Baltimore. }ss

On this fourth day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, before me, the subscriber, a justice of the peace of the State of Maryland, in and for the city of Baltimore, personally appeared, Ann Harrison, and subscribed her name to the above statement, and being duly sworn according to law, deposeth and saith, that the contents of the same are correct and true as therein stated. And I do hereby certify, that the above named deponent, Ann Harrison, is an aged and respectable resident of this city, and entitled to full credit.

JAMES P. HEATH, J. P.

State of Maryland,}
Baltimore county,}ss

I hereby certify, that James P. Heath, gentleman, before whom the aforegoing deposition was made, and who has thereto signed his name, was at the time of so doing, a justice of the peace of the State of Maryland, in and for the city of Baltimore, duly commissioned and sworn. In testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand, and affix the seal of [l. s.] Baltimore county court, this fourth day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

THOMAS KELL, Clerk.

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O.

List of deaths in the navy, as ascertained by the department, since the 1st of December, 1838.

Names and rank. Date. Place.
Captains.    
Daniel T. Patterson August 25, 1839 Navy yard, Washington.
Joseph J. Nicholson Dec. 12, 1838 Baltimore.
Commanders.    
Marvine P. Mix Feb. 8, 1839 New York.
William E. McKenney August 24, 1839 New York.
Lieutenants.    
William H. Campbell Sept. 6, 1839 New York.
Horatio M. Houston July 2, 1839 Lancaster county, Penn.
Charles S. Ridgely Oct. 14, 1839 Baltimore.
Surgeons.    
Thomas J. Boyd March 26, 1839 New York.
William Plumstead April 17, 1839 Naval hospital, Pensacola.
Assistant surgeons.    
Philemon Baker March 22, 1839 Island of St. Croix.
William A. Green November, 1839 Naval hospital, Pensacola.
Purser.    
William A. Slacum Nov. 1, 1839 St. Augustine, Florida.
Passed midshipmen.    
Henry J. Paul March 10, 1839 Lost overboard from sloop Vandalia, West Indies.
James L. Heap Jan. 15, 1839 Philadelphia.
William Scandreth Smith Nov. 13, 1839 St. Augustine, Florida.
Henry Waddell Sept. 27, 1839 On board the steamer Poinsett, Indian Key, Florida.
Stephen W. Wilkinson Nov. 14, 1839 Pensacola, Florida.
Midshipmen.    
Alexander H. Cass August 27, 1839 Dresden, Ohio.
William M. Wallace Feb. 10, 1839 Baltimore.
Walter W. Hays Nov. 9, 1839 Naval hospital, Pensacola.
Master.    
James B. Potts May 8, 1839 Gosport, Virginia.

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O—Continued.

Names and rank. Dale. Place.
Professor of Mathematics.    
Elisha Fitch Oct. 15, 1839 Naval hospital, Pensacola.
Boatswain.    
John McNelly July 14, 1839 Drowned at Boston.
Carpenter.    
Samuel Phillips Oct. 9, 1839 Plainfield, New Jersey.
Sailmaker.    
James Davis Jan. 26, 1839 Navy yard, Boston.
Marine officers.    
Captain James McCawley Feb. 22, 1839 Philadelphia.
2d Lieut. John F. Young Feb. 9, 1839 Virginia.

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P.

List of dismissions from the navy since the 1st of December, 1838.

Names, and rank. Date of dismission.
PASSED MIDSHIPMAN.  
William Craney 31st May, 1839.
MIDSHIPMEN.  
Clement W. Bennett 6th July, 1839.
James L. Hannegan 8th July, 1839.
William E. Newton 15th June, 1839.
Charles O. Ritchie 19th May, 1839.
Thaddeus K. Perlee 8th July, 1839.

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Q.

List of resignations in the navy since the 1st of December, 1838.

Names and rank. When accepted.
LIEUTENANTS.  
Grey Skipwith 19th December, 1838.
Ezra T. Doughty 18th February, 1839.
Edwin W. Moore 16th July, 1839.
PASSED MIDSHIPMEN.  
John J. White 18th January, 1839.
Monfort S. Stokes 6th February, 1839.
Matthew F. Pitcher 24th January, 1839.
William Pope 19th June, 1839.
George W. Randolph 22d July, 1839.
William R. Postell 14th June, 1839.
George Wickham 26th July, 1839.
MIDSHIPMEN.  
Nathan Barnes 28th August, 1839.
Thomas O. Glascock 11th May, 1839.
Joseph Gold 27th February, 1839.
Hamilton Godman 15th May, 1839.
Edmund C. Kennedy 15th June, 1839.
Charles J. Love 11th March, 1839.
Benjamin P. McNeil 5th November, 1839.
James O. Shannessy 27th February, 1839.
Charles H. Piper 8th January, 1839.
William W. Polk 1st July, 1839.
Eugene E. Rogers 12th September, 1839.
Samuel Smith 21st October, 1839.
Camillus Saunders 25th February, 1839.
James D. Usher 15th June, 1839.
Westerlo Van Rensselaer 14th September, 1839.
James H. R. Taylor 30th July, 1839.
Charles Wager 6th November, 1839.
William S. Weed 22d December, 1839.
Edward A. Weyman 21st September, 1839.
BOATSWAINS.  
Thomas M. Randlett 29th March, 1839.
John Miller 21st June, 1839.
William Farrow 16th July, 1839.

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Q—Continued.

Names and rank. When accepted.
GUNNER.  
Samuel Allen 1st March, 1839.
CARPENTERS.  
William L. Shuttleworth Appointed 2d lieut. of marines
28th February, 1839.
John O. Butler 16th February, 1839.
Samuel Macomb 18th January, 1839.
SAILMAKERS.  
N. C. L'Hommedieu 25th January, 1839.
John C. O. Connor 25th July, 1839.
MARINE OFFICERS.  
1st lieut. George W. McLean 7th February, 1839.
2d lieut. Wm. H. Brewster 2d February, 1839.

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R.

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

Dr.         Cr.
Nov. 23, 1838 To balance in the Treasury $10,763 74 Mar. 11, 1839 By labor at Gosport navy yard, for Colonization Society $32 38
Mar. 29, 1839 Labor at Gosport navy yard, for Colonization Society 34 92
Ap'l 12, 1839 Labor at Gosport navy yard, for Colonization Society 166 57
July 27, 1839 Paid Samuel Wilkinson his account for transporting eight recaptured Africans to Liberia 320 00
Oct. 8, 1839 Paid Thomas Buchanan, agent, for six months' salary 750 00
Oct. 10, 1839 Paid Samuel H. Duval, marshal of Florida, for maintenance of seven Africans 2,026 50
    10,763 74 Nov. 14, 1839 By balance in the Treasury 7,433 37
Nov. 14, 1839 To balance in the Treasury $7,433 37     10,763 74

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Published:Wed May 18 12:39:44 EDT 2016