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21st Congress.]

No. 427.

[1st Session.

APPROPRIATIONS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE FOR THE INCREASED PAY AND EMOLUMENTS OF THE MARINE CORPS.

COMMUNICATED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MAY 29, 1830.

To the House of Representatives:

Gentlemen: Having approved and signed a resolution originating in the House of Representatives, which provides " that the pay, subsistence, emoluments and allowances received by the officers of the marine corps, previous to the first of April, 1829, be, and the same is hereby, directed to be continued to them from that date up to the 28th of February, 1831," it becomes my duty to call the attention of Congress to the fact that the estimates for that branch of the public service, submitted to them at the commencement of the present session, were made with reference to the pay, subsistence, emoluments and allowances provided for by law, and excluding those which, previously to the 1st of April, 1829, had been made on the authority of the Department alone, and to suggest the propriety of an appropriation to meet the increased expenditure.

ANDREW JACKSON.