Register of Debates in Congress, Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress Page: 90
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90 i APPENDIX—To Gales & Section's Register
18th Congress, / Laws of the United Slutes.
quired to pay, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum or sums of money, to J
which any person, or the legal representatives ol any person, may be entitled, by virtue of the act authorizing re- *
payment for lands erroneously sold by the United States, approved the twelfth day of January, in the year eight- #
teen hundred and twenty-five, upon such person, or his or her legal representatives, complying with the requisi- *
tions of that act.
lion, above prescribed, or not.
Approved, February 25, 1825. t
AN ACT making appropriation fur the purchase of Books and Furniture for the me of the Library of Congress. ^
J3e it enacted, &c. That tiie sum of five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any un- *
appropriated money in the Treasury, for the purchase of books, under the direction of the joint Library Commit- '
tee, for the use of the Library of Congress. t
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum of three hundred and thirty-nine dollars be, and the same is here- i
By, appropriated, out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, for the purchase of furniture for the New t
Approved—Feb. 25,1825. ! i
RESOLUTION directing an inventory of the Furniture in the President's House to betaken. '*
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioner of the Public Buildings be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to j
lake an inventory of the furniture of the President's House, at such time as may be convenient to the President; f
and to deliver a copy thereof to the President Elect, and one copy to each House of Congress.
Approved—March 3, 1825. \
.IN ACT concerning Charles D. Brodie.
Be it enacted, &c. That there be paid to Charles I). Brodie, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise ap-
propriated, the sum of one thousand dollars, for his invention and services in stopping a leak in the bottom of the
.IN A CT to reduce into one the several Acts establishing and regulating the Post Office Department.
Be it enacted, &c. That there be established at the seat of the Government of the United States, a General Post
Office, under the direction of a Postmaster General. The Postmaster General shall appoint two Assistants, and
such Clerks as may be necessary for the performance of the business of bis office, and as are authorized by law ;
and shall procure, and cause to be kept, a Seal for the said Office, which shall be affixed to commissions of Post-
masters, and used to authenticate all transcripts and copies which may be required from the Department. He
shall establish Post Offices, and appoint Postmasters, at all such places as shall appear to him expedient, on the
post roads that are, or may be, established by law. He shall give his Assistants, the Postmasters, and all other per-
sons whom he shall employ, or who may be employed, in any of the departments of the General Post Office, in-
structions relative to their duty. He shall provide for the carriage of the muii on all post roads that are, or may
be, established by law, and as often as he, having'regard to the productiveness thereof, and other circumstances,
shall think proper. He may direct the route or road, where there are more than one, between places designated
by law for a post road, which route shall be considered the post road. He shall obtain, from the Postmasters,
their accounts and vouchers tor their receipts and expenditures, once in three months, or oftener, with the balances
thereon arising, in favor of the General Post Office. He shall pay all expenses which may arise in conducting the
Post Office, and in the conveyance ol the mai!, and all other necessary expenses arising on the collection of the
revenue, and management of the General Post Office. He shall prosecute offences against the Post Office esta-
blishment. He shall, once in three months, render, to the Secretary of the Treasury, a quarterly account of all the
.. . , - , — duties shall be
performed by his senior Assistant, until a successor shall be appointed, and arrive at the General Office, to per-
form the business.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster General, and all other persons employed in the General
Post Office, or in the care, custody, or conveyance of the mail, shall, previous to entering upon" the duties assigned
to them, or the execution of their trusts, and before they shall be entitled to receive any emolument therefor' re-
spectively take and subscribe the following oath, or affirmation, before some magistrate, am! cause a certificate
thereof to be filed in the Geneial Post Office: " I, A B, do swear or affirm, (us the case may be,) that 1 will faith-
fully perform all the duties required of me, and abstaui from every thing forbidden by the laws in relation to the
establishment of the Post Office and Post ttoads within the United States." Every person who shall be, in any
, required by
, ,i i • - , - —• •"■■■• «">.ersuch default shall
be made, then, and m thai case, the said sureties shall not be held liable to the United States, nor shall suit be in-
stituted against them.
Sec 4 And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster General shall cause a mail to be carried from the nearest
Post Office, on any established post road, to the court house of any county, which is now, or may hereafter be, es-
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Gales, Joseph, 1761-1841. Register of Debates in Congress, Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress, book, 1825; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30752/m1/466/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.