No. 323. [2d Session
ON THE EXPEDIENCY OF AN ANNUAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE GRADUAL INCREASE OF THE NAVY .
COMMUNICATED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JANUARY 5, 1827
Mr. Storrs, from the Committee on Naval Affairs, who were instructed by a resolution of the House, on the 19th day of December last, to inquire into the expediency of passing an act to appropriate annually the sum of 500,000 dollars to the gradual increase of the navy, from and after the first day of January, 1827, reported:
That they have considered the subject referred to them by the said resolution, and that it is, in their opinion, expedient to continue the appropriation of that sum annually for the period of six years, for the purpose of completing the ships already authorized to be built, and for providing timber and other materials for the use of the navy, and they have directed a bill for that purpose to be reported to the House.