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[Doc. No. 2.]

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

Navy Department,

December 3, 1836.

To the President of the United States:

Sir:

In presenting for your consideration at this time the condition of our navy for the past year, I am enabled to assure you that, since my report of the 5th of December last, there has been an increased activity in the construction and equipment of vessels at our navy yards, and in the movements of our ships and squadrons at sea and on foreign stations.

The Columbia, a frigate of the first class, has been finished, launched, and nearly completed for sea.

The brigs Dolphin and Porpoise have been built, launched, and fitted for sea.

The frigate Macedonian, of the second class, has been finished, launched and equipped for sea; and she is now receiving her crew, as the ship of the commanding officer of the South Sea exploring expedition.

The two barques, Pioneer and Consort, and schooner Pilot, have been built, launched, and so far equipped, as to be ready for receiving their crews.

The store-ship Relief has been finished, launched, and equipped, and is now receiving her stores.

The repairs of the ship of the line North Carolina have been completed, and she is equipped and fitted for sea, and is now under sailing orders for the Pacific station.

The repairs of the razée Independence have been completed, and she is now nearly equipped for sea.

The ship of the line Delaware has been placed in dry dock, and her repairs commenced.

The ship of the line Columbus has also been put into dry dock, and her repairs commenced.

The repairs of the ship of the line Ohio have been commenced and considerably advanced.

The repairs of the sloops of war Falmouth and Fairfield have been completed.

The sloop of war Natchez, and schooner Grampus, have been repaired and equipped for sea.

The labor upon the ship of the line Pennsylvania has been resumed, with a view to her completion, and she will probably be ready for launching in the early part of next summer.

The steam-vessel building at New York is so far completed as to be ready for the reception of her engines and machinery; in procuring which there has been some unavoidable delay. It was desirable to secure the

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services of the most able engineer in the United States, to superintend the construction of the engines and machinery of this, as well as other steam-vessels proposed to be built for the service of the United States. Efforts have been made to secure the services of such an engineer, but without success. The first attempt to procure the requisite engines and machinery, by contract, by advertising for proposals, proved abortive: as the lowest offers for the boilers and for the engines were made, by different persons; and the person offering for the engines declined the contract, because he could not also have the contract for the boilers. Arrangements, however, have been since made for procuring the engines and boilers wanted: and the vessel will probably be ready for service in the course of the next summer.

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

Much has been done in advancing the works and improvements hitherto authorized at the different navy yards, except at that of Pensacola. The works and improvements for which appropriations have been made at that yard, have been delayed until a permanent plan for the same, after a due examination by a board appointed for that purpose, could be adopted.

Since my last annual report, the following vessels have been employed in the Mediterranean: the frigates Constitution, United States, and Potomac; the sloop of war John Adams, and the schooner Shark; the ship of the line Delaware having been withdrawn from that squadron, and the frigate United States added to it, within the present year.

The frigate Potomac, having been employed on that station for upwards of two years, has been ordered home, with instructions to run down the coast of Africa, and visit the settlements at Cape Mesurado, Cape Palmas. and Bassa Cove; thence to proceed to Rio de Janeiro, and after communicating with the commander of our squadron there, to return to Norfolk.

In the West Indies, the frigate Constellation, the sloops of war Vandalia, St. Louis, Concord, Warren, Boston, and Natchez, and the schooner Grampus, have been actively employed. The Warren sailed for that station the latter part of December last, and has returned within a few days to Norfolk for repairs: and when these shall be completed, she will rejoin the squadron.

The Concord sailed from Portsmouth, N. H., the 27th of February last; the Boston on the 10th of July last, from Boston; the Natchez from New York, on the 4th of August; and the schooner Grampus on the 10th of April last. All these vessels, except the Warren, are now on that station.

The brig Porpoise has been employed in conveying the commissioners appointed under a resolution of the Senate, directing an examination of the harbors south of the Chesapeake bay, with a view to their fitness for the purposes of a navy yard. She is daily expected at Norfolk; after which it is intended that she shall sail, as soon as conveniently may be, to join the West India squadron.

On the coast of Brazil, the sloops of war Erie and Ontario have been

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employed. The Ontario returned to the United States in June last, has been undergoing repairs at Norfolk, and she is reported to be in readiness for a crew.

The brig Dolphin sailed in September last from New York, with instructions to proceed to the coast of Africa, and visit the settlements at Gambia, Bissau, Nunez, Cape Mesurado, Bassa Cove, and Cape Palmas; thence to proceed to Rio do Janeiro, to form a part of the Brazilian squadron.

In the Pacific, the frigate Brandywine, the sloop Vincennes, and the schooner Boxer, have been employed. The sloop Vincennes, which previously to my last report was ordered to return to the United States, by way of the East Indies, arrived at Norfolk on the 6th of June last. The frigate Brandywine has been ordered home, and she is probably on her way at this time; her place will be supplied by the ship of the line North Carolina, now under sailing orders.

In the East Indies, the sloop Peacock and schooner Enterprise have been engaged in protecting as well as extending our commerce. They are now on their return to the United States, with orders to visit the settlements of the American Colonization Society on the coast of Africa, near Cape Palmas, Bassa Cove, and Monrovia.

Our squadrons at sea and on foreign stations have afforded to our commerce all the aid and protection that their means would permit.

It was believed that our commerce in the Gulf of Mexico, and in the West Indies, would be more exposed than in any other quarter. To meet the apprehended danger, an unusually large force has been placed at the disposal of Commodore Dallas, the commander of the West India station. In addition to the vessels already stated as forming his squadron, three revenue, cutters and three steamboats have been placed under his command: and he has been charged with the complicated duties of protecting our commerce, of preventing the importation of slaves into Texas or the United States, and of co-operating with the officers of the army and militia in prosecuting the war against the Creek and Seminole Indians; in the performance of all which duties, his squadron has rendered the most essential services to the country.

In maintaining so large a force on the West India station, which ought to be still increased, it has not been in the power of this department to send to other stations the number of vessels which the safety of our commerce required, and serious apprehensions have been justly entertained that our merchants might sustain heavy losses from the want of an adequate force in the Pacific and on the Brazilian station, especially on the latter. Although these apprehensions have not been realized, yet a due regard to the interests of commerce and the honor of our country requires that a more respectable force should be sent to those stations, as soon as practicable. There is no serious difficulty in sending out such a force, but that arising from the want of seamen; and this difficulty will be in some degree obviated on the arrival of the vessels now on their return to the United States.

When, at the commencement of the last and preceding sessions of Congress, it was recommended that a considerable addition should be made to the number of our ships in commission, to meet the exigencies of the rapidly increasing commerce of our country, it was perceived that, should

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the measure be adopted, as it has been, by the liberal appropriations of Congress, it would be necessary to adopt, at the same time, measures for increasing the number of our seamen. The most obvious means of accomplishing this object, was the one recommended, of enlisting into tire service of our navy boys over the age of thirteen, and under the age of eighteen, until they shall arrive at the age of twenty-one years. A bill for this purpose has been before the Senate for the last two sessions, which, it is confidently hoped, will become a law during the approaching session of Congress. In the mean time, as a larger number of seamen is required for the merchant service than usual, and as there is at present actually in the naval service of the United States one-fifth more seamen than were employed three years ago, and a greater number than has been employed at any time within the last fifteen years, some difficulty must necessarily exist in recruiting seamen required for immediate service.

The terms of service of the seamen on the Pacific and Brazilian stations are about to expire. Those on the Pacific station have been ordered home, but will not probably arrive before the middle of January next In the mean time, the North Carolina is ordered to that station, requiring immediately a large number of seamen, and Captain John B. Nicholson has been selected to sail in the razee Independence, to relieve the commander on the coast of Brazil, who, when relieved, will return with the seamen belonging to his station. The Independence will require a large number of seamen to complete her crew. Besides, it is important that each of these ships should be attended by one or two smaller vessels; but this is impracticable in the present state of the service.

It will be easily perceived, therefore, that the force wanted for the protection of commerce exceeds the means of supply which this department can immediately bring into operation. When, therefore, on the_ 18th of May last, it was provided, by an amendment to the general naval appropriation bill, that the President of the United States should be authorised to send out a surveying and exploring expedition to the Pacific ocean and South Seas, I considered it impracticable to fit out this expedition in a manner to meet the views of Congress, under eight or nine months, without a serious injury to other branches of the naval service.

The only insurmountable difficulty, however, in my opinion, was the recruiting the requisite number of seamen in three or four months, without interfering with arrangements already made for sending ships to the Pacific and Brazilian stations, and for sending an additional force to the West Indies.

As, however, it was your earnest wish that the intentions of Congress, in authorizing this measure, should be carried into effect with the least possible delay, and that the expedition should be fitted out upon the extensive and liberal scale which the indications of public opinion seemed to require; and as the officer, Captain Thomas ap Catesby Jones, selected for the command of the expedition, gave assurances that the difficulty of obtaining seamen could be obviated, by giving him power to have then recruited under his immediate superintendence, and for this particular service, it was determined to make an extraordinary effort to accomplish these objects.

Every facility consistent with the rules and regulations of the navy was afforded Capt Jones for recruiting seamen in the manner he pro-

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posed; and measures were immediately adopted to have one frigate of the second class, one store-ship, two barques, and one schooner, all which he considered as indispensably necessary to the success of the enterprise, prepared without delay; The frigate and store-ship, which were on the stocks when this measure was adopted, have been finished and equipped, and are now receiving their crews; and the other three vessels have been entirely built and equipped for sea. The whole have been finished in the most substantial manner, and adapted to the particular service for which they are destined. These vessels will sail to Norfolk to complete their crews, take in their stores, and to await further orders.

To prevent any delay that might arise from the want of mathematical, astronomical, and philosophical instruments, books, maps, charts, &c., required for the expedition, Lieut. Wilkes of the navy was sent to Europe, and sailed from New York on the 8th of August last, to make the necessary purchases, in which, he has been successful as to the greater part of the articles wanted. For some instruments, however, he has been under the necessity of waiting until they can be manufactured. His return is expected about the middle of this month.

It is believed that every proper exertion has been made to recruit men for this service, but without the anticipated success; no more than about two hundred, according to the returns received, being as yet recruited; and as Captain Jones requires five hundred and eighteen petty officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, boys and marines, together with eighty-five commissioned and warrant officers, for his squadron, it is evident that a considerable time must yet elapse before the expedition can be ready for sea.

Recruiting seamen for a particular service may be attended with great inconvenience, and should not be adopted but upon the most urgent occasion, such as that of the exploring expedition was conceived to be. If the exigencies of the Government; should require of such recruits service different from that for which they were enlisted, discontent, and even mutiny, may be apprehended. Besides, this mode of recruiting cannot but interfere with the recruiting for the general service; and, in the present case, the order to recruit for the exploring expedition has made it necessary to adopt the same mode of recruiting for the crews of the vessels about to sail for the Pacific and Brazilian stations. Recruiting for three distinct objects of service at the same time, while the usual recruiting for the general service is continued, cannot but retard the whole, and compel us to keep in receiving vessels a much larger number of recruits, constantly disposed to desert, than would be required if recruited for the general service alone.

Although the number of recruits is small for any one of these objects, yet, in the aggregate, the number is quite as great as should be expected, when we consider the unusually great number, of seamen now in the naval service of the United States, and the great demand for them in the merchant service.

Although the return of the public vessels now ordered to the United States will, to a considerable extent, furnish men for future service, yet, sending out so large a force as that required for the exploring expedition, to be detained for the term of three years, cannot but be felt as a serious

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inconvenience, in fitting out the number of vessels wanted for the immediate protection of commerce.

As it has been evident, for the last three months, that this exploring squadron could not be ready for sea before the commencement of the approaching session of Congress, nor, indeed, until a late period of the session, I have not yet attempted to organize a scientific corps for the expedition. But, from inquiries made, I am happy to say, that, in most of the departments of science, we have gentlemen ready and willing to embark in this enterprise, whose labors will reflect honor upon themselves and upon the country.

From several learned and philosophical societies, as well as from distinguished individuals, I have received the most ample and satisfactory communications, embracing all the various subjects which it will be necessary to give in charge to the gentlemen who are to conduct the scientific researches which form the most important objects of the expedition.

These communications, so promptly and liberally furnished, are in the highest degree creditable to their authors.

The scientific corps may be organized as soon as accommodations can be afforded them in the vessels of the exploring squadron, and those vessels may leave their place of rendezvous at any season of the year when prepared for sea.

Under the acts concerning naval pensions and the navy pension fund, there are, of

Widow pensioners

158

Invalid pensioners

308

Total

466

The annual amount to pay widows is

$34,185

The annual amount to pay invalids is

23,824

$58,000

The nominal value of stocks of every description belonging to the fund is $1,143,638 84; of which $641,600 is, by direction of Congress, vested in the stock of the United States Bank; and until the law which directs such investment shall be repealed or altered, this department will have no authority to withdraw the money, or make any different investment of it. If permitted to continue in United States Bank stock, it is very probable that many months will elapse before any income can be derived from this part of the capital, and, in the mean time, the pension fund may sustain a loss, by the necessity of selling other stocks to meet the necessary disbursements.

Of widows on the pension list, eighty-nine have been paid from the day of their husbands' deaths, respectively; and sixty-nine have been paid only from the 30th day of June, 1834, as required by the act of Congress of that date.

Under the privateer pension fund, the number of pensioners is 35.

The annual amount to be paid them is $2,766.

The amount of stock (Maryland five per cent.) belonging to the fund, is $4,667 05.

From this statement it is evident that legislative provision must be

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made for the payment of these pensioners when the fund shall be exhausted, which will probably occur before the 1st of January, 1838.

I would, therefore, respectfully suggest the propriety of making a permanent provision for the payment of those pensions, which by law are granted "during disability, or during life."

Of the navy hospital fund, the balance on the 1st of October, 1835, was

852,87879

Payments to the fund from the 1st of October, 1835, to the 1st of October, 1836

25,34073

$78,21952

Disbursements during the same period

2,59216

Balance on the 1st of October, 1836

$75,7l736

The necessary disbursements of the fund, it will be seen, bear but a small proportion to the amount of its receipts; and I therefore repeat a recommendation heretofore offered, that provision be made by law for investing this surplus in some safe stock, for the benefit of the fund. The documents hereunto annexed, marked and numbered O No. 1 to O No. 5. P No. 1 to P No. 4, and Q, furnish all the information respecting those funds required by the 3d section of the act of Congress of the 10th of June, 1832.

I must beg leave to repeat, what I have heretofore stated, that, under the act of June 30, 1834, the widows of officers, seamen, and marines who have died in the naval service since the 1st of January, 1824; or who may die in the said service by reason of disease contracted, or by casualties, by drowning or otherwise; or of injuries received while in the line of duty, are entitled to pensions equal to half the amount of the pay to which their husbands, respectively, were entitled at the time of their deaths.

The act of the 3d of March, 1835, "to regulate the pay of the navy of the United States," and which increased the pay of many of the officers, is silent as to pensions. A difficulty arises in ascertaining the proper amount of pension to be allowed to the widows of naval officers whose pay has been increased by this act.

The pay of a captain in command of a squadron on a foreign station was increased to four thousand dollars a year; when on other duty, to three thousand five hundred dollars; and when off duty, to two thousand five hundred dollars. A corresponding increase of pay is made to other officers.

In the case, for instance, of a captain dying when in command of a foreign station, a question arises whether his widow shall receive a pension to the amount of six hundred dollars a year, to which she would be entitled if the act increasing the pay had not passed; or whether she shall receive the half of the amount to which her husband was entitled as commander on a foreign station, as a captain on other duty, or as a captain off duty. Like difficulties occur with respect to the widows of other officers.

The necessity of an explanatory act, to obviate these difficulties, was respectfully suggested. The subject received the attention of both Houses of Congress, but no final action was had upon it. The question remaining unsettled, creates much embarrassment in this department.

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That the widow of a captain who for years has commanded on foreign stations, but has returned to his country, and is not on duty at the time of his death, shall receive but little more than half the pension she would be entitled to had her husband died a few weeks or days sooner, is evidently unjust. Nor is it just that the widows of captains who died of wounds received in battle or otherwise in the late war, should receive pensions of but a little more than half what might be awarded to the widows of captains dying since the 3d of March, 1835.

The rank of the officer, it is respectfully suggested, should regulate the amount of pension to the widow, rather than the accidental circumstance of service at the time of his death.

In my last annual report, I stated that previously to the passing of the act of the 30th June, 1834, for the better organization of the United States marine corps, double rations had been allowed to the commandant of the corps, and to the officers of the same, commanding at the navy yards at Portsmouth, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Norfolk, and Pensacola; and to the senior marine officers in the squadrons in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, the Brazilian coast, and the Pacific ocean, all receiving the sanction of Congress by their appropriations. By this act, the officers of the marine corps are to receive the same pay, emoluments, and allowances as are given to officers of similar grades in the infantry of the army.

The act of the 16th of March, 1802, fixing the military peace establishment of the United States, authorizes allowances to the commanding officers of each separate post, of such additional number of rations as the President of the United States shall from time to time direct.

These provisions of this last act were continued by an act of the 3d of March, 1815, fixing the military peace establishment.

The paymaster of the marine corps made payments for double rations to officers heretofore receiving the same, from the 1st of July to the 30th of September, 1834; but the accounting officers of the Treasury did not think proper to allow the same, inasmuch as the commands of these officers had never been designated as separate stations, agreeably to the rule prescribed for the army.

This is a case of difficulty, which, it is respectfully suggested, requires legislative interposition. This subject received the favorable consideration, but not final action, of Congress at their last session. It is confidently hoped that the claims of this corps will receive the early attention which their necessities require, and to which they arc entitled by their merits—merits which are much strengthened by their patriotic conduct, in volunteering their services in a campaign against the Creek Indians, in which they have distinguished themselves by their zeal and perseverance in the duties assigned to them. As, however, they have been attached to the army, while on this campaign, their merits will more appropriately receive the notice of the War, than of the Navy Department.

In obedience to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 3d of March last, requiring a course of experiments to be instituted, for the purpose of ascertaining the efficiency, and testing the safety, of the medium or light guns of the navy, and of comparing their effects with the guns for which they were proposed to be substituted, a board of commissioners has been appointed, consisting of Commodore Charles Morris, Commo-

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dore Daniel T. Patterson, Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones, Captain William B. Shubrick, and Captain Lawrence Kearney, to make the course of experiments required. Several officers have been detailed to co-operate with them, and very extensive preparations have been made near Old Point Comfort, to have the experiments made in the most complete and satisfactory manner. As soon as the proper experiments can be made, the results will be reported to the House of Representatives.

By your directions, given under a resolution of the Senate of the United States of the 24th of May last, that the Executive be requested to cause to be made the necessary examinations and surveys of the several harbors south of the mouth of the Chesapeake bay, and a report of the comparative facilities and advantages of the same for the establishment of a navy yard, a board has been constituted, consisting of Commodore M. T. Woolsey, Captain Alex. Claxton, and Master Commandant E. R. Shubrick, who were sent out in the brig Porpoise, under the command of Lieutenant William Ramsay, to make the required examinations and surveys. After having made those examinations and surveys, the commissioners have returned to New York. Their report will, soon as received, be communicated, as required by the resolution.

By your directions, also, a board has been constituted, consisting of Commodore Charles Stewart, Commodore Alex. J. Dallas, and Captain W. C. Bolton, aided by a competent engineer, to examine the navy yard at Pensacola, and to prepare plans for the improvement of the same. These commissioners have completed their examinations and plans, the result of which will be submitted to you in a separate report for your consideration and approval.

Under the act of the 30th June, 1834, authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to make experiments for the safety of the steam engine, and appropriating five thousand dollars for that purpose, the memorial of John C. F. Salomon, presenting a plan of a steam-boiler, composed of inverted arches, which he has invented, and which he considers as superior to the common cylindrical boiler, was referred to me by the House of Representatives.

On the assurance of Mr. Salomon that the sum of four hundred dollars would he amply sufficient for making all the experiments necessary for testing the value of his alleged improvement I directed that sum to be expended in making and preparing two boilers, under his immediate superintendence: one a common cylindrical boiler, the other upon his plan of inverted arches. Experiments were made upon these boilers in February last, near the eastern front of the Capitol, in the presence of a large number of the members of Congress and others, but without any satisfactory result.

Mr. Salomon requested me to make further experiments upon these boilers, which I declined, but permitted him to have the use of the boilers for making such experiments as he might think proper; so that, if there is any value in his alleged improvement, he has the means of showing it at the public expense.

The sum of $519 75 was heretofore expended under this act in testing Mr. Phillips's supposed improvement in steam-boilers, as stated in my last report; which, added to the sum expended on Mr. Salomon's sup-

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posed improvement, amounts to $919 75, leaving an unexpended balance of the appropriation of $4,080 25.

By the statement marked U, hereto annexed, it will appear that of the appropriations heretofore made for the suppression of the slave trade, there remains in the Treasury a balance of $11,413 58.

The necessary references to papers and documents connected with this report will be found in a schedule hereunto annexed.

All which is respectfully submitted.

MAHLON DICKERSON.

SCHEDULE OF PAPERS

Accompanying the report of the Secretary of the Navy to the President of the United States, of 3d December, 1836.

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

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

C. Estimate for the expenses of the Southwest Executive Building.

D. The general estimate for the navy.

Detailed estimate D-1, for vessels in commission.

D 2, for receiving vessels.

D 3, for recruiting suctions.

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

D 5, for officers waiting orders and on furlough.

D 6, for provisions.

D 7. for improvements and repairs of navy yards.

E. Special estimates for objects not embraced in the usual annual estimates for the current service of the navy.

F. Estimate for the marine corps.

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

H. List of vessels in ordinary.

I. List of vessels building.

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

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

M. Report of measures taken to carry into effect the law of the last session, in relation to the surveying and exploring expedition.

N. Estimate of amount required for support of frigate Macedonian, storeship Relief, two barques, Pioneer and Consort, and schooner Pilot, employed on surveying and exploring expedition, for one year.

O. Navy pension fund—list of pensioners, &c. from No. 1 to No. 5.

P. Privateer pension fund—list of pensioners, &c. from No. 1 to No. 4.

Q. Navy hospital fund.

R. List of deaths in the navy.

S. List of dismissions in the navy.

T. List of resignations in the navy.

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

 

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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 1837.

Secretary of the Navy

$6,300

Six clerks, per act of 20th April, 1818

$8,200

One clerk, per act of 26th May, 1824

1,000

One clerk, per act of 2d March, 1827

1,000

One clerk of navy and privateer pension funds and navy

10,200

hospital fund, per act of 10th July, 1832

1,600

Messenger and assistant messenger

1,050

Contingent expenses

3,000

5,650

$21,850

B.

ESTIMATE of the sums required for the support of the Navy Commissioner's Office, for the year 1837.

For the salaries of the Commissioners of the Navy Board

$10,500

For the salary of their secretary

2,000

For the salaries of their clerks, draftsman, and messengers, per

acts of 20th April, 1818, 20th May, 1824, and-2d March, 1827,

8,450

For contingent expenses-

1,800

$22,750

C.

ESTIMATE of the sums required for the expenses of the Southwest Executive Building, for the year 1837.

Superintendent

$250

Two watchmen, at $500 each

1,000

Contingent expenses, including fuel, labor, oil, repairs of building, engine, and improvement of the grounds

3,350

$4,600

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D.

There will be required for the navy during the year 1837, for general service, in addition to the balances that may remain on hand on the 1st day of January, 1837, the sum of five million one hundred and sixty, seven thousand two hundred and ninety dollars; and for the surveying and exploring expedition, the sum of three hundred and forty-six thousand four hundred and thirty-one dollars, exclusive of the marines attached to that expedition.

ESTIMATED FOR 1837.

Appropriated for 1836.

General service.

Surveying and exploring expedition.

1st. For the pay of commission, warrant, and petty officers, and of seamen

$2,224,037 50

$210,8418 50

$2,318,017 16

2d. For pay of superintendents, naval constructors, and all the civil establishment at the several yards

69,470 00

68,340 00

3d. For provisions

704,282 50

58,582 50

782,263 75

4th. For the repairs of vessels in ordinary, and the repairs and wear and tear of vessels in commission

1,200,000 00

50,000 00

1,065,000 00

5th. For medicines and surgical instruments, hospital stores, and other expenses on account of the sick

35,000 00

4,000 00

40,000 00

6th. For the improvement and necessary repairs of navy yards, viz:

Portsmouth

47,700 00

68,071 50

Charlestown

124,000 00

172,724 50

Brooklyn

62,500 00

70.593 51

Philadelphia

33,350 00

4,700 00

Washington

52,850 00

22,550 08

Gosport

140,500 00

111,758 94

Near Pensacola

78,000 0

208,000 00

7th. For ordnance and ordnance stores

65,000 00

7,000 00

15,000 00

8th. For contingent expenses that may accrue for the following purposes, viz:

For 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; house rent for pursers when attached to yards and stations where no house is provided: 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 judge advocates; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, or other services as authorised by law, for printing and stationery of every description, and for working the lithographic press; and for books, maps, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire engines and machinery, and for the repairs of steam engines; for the purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, tim-

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ESTIMATE D—Continued.

ESTIMATED FOR 1837.

Appropriated for 1836.

General service.

Surveying and exploring expedition.

ber wheels and workmen's tools of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage and towing ships of war; for furniture of vessels in commission, and fixtures in houses for officers, as allowed by law; for taxes and assessments on public property; for assistance rendered to vessels in distress; for incidental labor at navy yards not applicable to any other appropriation; for coal and other fuel, and for candles and oil; for repairs of magazines or powder houses; for preparing moulds for. ships to be built; and for no other object or purpose whatever

$321,600 00

$16,000 00

$321,000 00

9th. For contingent expenses for objects not herein before enumerated

3,000 00

3,000 00

Totals

5,167,290 00

346,431 00

5,271,709 44

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 22, 1836.

JNO. RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

D 1.

ESTIMATE of the amount of pay that will be required for the year 1837, for general service, for the following vessels in commission, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year, viz: two ships of the line, one razée, five frigates, fourteen sloops of war; six schooners, and one steamer.

Commanders of five squadrons

$20,000 00

Two ships of the line

304,910 50

One razée

114,619 25

Five frigates, 1st class

444,526 25

Fourteen sloops of war, 1st class

616,5,325 50

Six schooners

108,619 50

One steamer

26,091 25

$1,035,092 25

Note.—The force in commission for general service, estimated for 1837, is the same as that for 1836, excepting the substitution of a razée for a first class, and the omission of a second class frigate.

--454--

There will also be required for the pay of commission, warrant, and petty officers, and seamen, and exclusive of marines, and for the scientific corps attached to the surveying and exploring expedition, consisting of the following vessels, viz: frigate Macedonian, store-ship Relief, barques Pioneer and Consort, and schooner Pilot,

The sum of $210,848 50

JNO. RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

D 2.

ESTIMATE of the number and pap of officers, &c. required for five receiving vessels for the year 1837, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

Boston

New York

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Norfolk

Total

Amount.

Captain

1

1

0

0

1

3

$10,500 00

Commander

0

0

1

0

0

1

2,100 00

Lieutenants

2

2

2

2

2

10

15,000 00

Masters

1

1

1

0

1

4

4,000 00

Pursers

1

1

0

0

1

3

1,987 50

Passed midshipmen

6

6

0

0

6

18

13,500 00

Midshipmen

12

12

3

3

12

42

14,700 00

Boatswain

1

1

0

0

1

3

2,250 00

Gunner

1

1

0

0

1

3

2,250 00

Carpenter

1

1

0

0

1

3

2,250 00

Sailmaker

1

1

0

0

1

3

2,250 00

Boatswain's mates

4

4

1

1

4

14

3,192 00

Gunner's do.

1

1

0

0

1

3

684 00

Carpenter's do.

1

1

1

0

1

4

912 00

Master-at-arms

1

1

0

0

1

3

648 00

Ship's corporals

1

1

0

0

1

3

648 00

Ship's steward

1

1

1

1

1

5

1,080 00

Officer's do.

2

2

1

1

2

8

1,728 00

Ships' cooks

1

1

1

1

1

5

1,080 00

Officers' do.

2

2

1

0

2

7

1,512 00

Seamen

100

100

2

2

100

304

43,776 00

Ordinary seamen

150

150

4

2

150

456

54,720 00

Boys

50

50

3

2

50

155

13,020 00

341

341

22

15

341

1060

$193,787 50

JOHN RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

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D3.

ESTIMATE of the pay of the officers attached to five recruiting stations for the year 1837, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

Boston

New York

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Norfolk

Total

Aggregate amount.

Commanders

1

1

1

1

1

5

$10,500 00

Lieutenants

2

2

2

2

2

10

15.000 00

Midshipmen

2

2

2

2

2

10

3,500 00

Surgeons

1

1

1

1

1

5

8,750 00

6

6

6

6

6

30

$37,750 00

JOHN RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

--456--

D4.

ESTIMATE of the pay of the officers and others, at navy yards and stations, for 1837.

YARDS AND STATIONS.

No.

PORTSMOUTH, N. H.

Pay.

Aggregate

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Master

1,000

3

Midshipmen, at $350

1,050

1

Surgeon

1,800

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Sail maker

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, at $144

864

12

Ordinary seamen, at $120

1,440

4,032

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,400

1

Master builder and inspector of timber

1,200

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

500

1

Clerk to the master builder

400

1

Porter

300

5,600

Total

$23,739 75

--457--

D4—Continued.

No.

BOSTON.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

2

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

3,000

2

Masters, at $1,000 each

2,000

1

Surgeon

1,800

2

Assistant surgeons, at $950 each

1,900

1

Chaplain

1,200

2

Professors, at $1,200 each

2,400

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

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

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Master builder

2,300

1

Inspector and measurer of timber

900

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

--458--

D4—Continued.

No.

BOSTON.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

$750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper -

750

1

Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper

450

1

Clerk to the master builder

650

1

Keeper of magazine

480

1

Porter

300

$10,080

Total

$53,537. 75

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

No.

NEW YORK.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

2

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

3,000

2

Masters, at $1,000 each

2,000

1

Surgeon

1,800

2

Assistant surgeons, at $950 each

1,900

1

Chaplain

1,200

2

Professors, at $1,200 each

2,400

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

Ordinary.

$23,017 75

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

--459--

D4—Continued.

No.

NEW YORK.

Pay.

Aggregate.

14

Seamen, at $144 each

$2,016

36

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

4,320

$16,804

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 the sick shall}

192

1

Cook {require them}

144

3,636

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Master builder

2,300

1

Measurer and inspector of timber

900

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

750

1

Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper

450

1

Clerk to the master builder

650

1

Keeper of magazine

480

1

Porter

300

10,080

Total

$53,537 75

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

No.

PHILADELPHIA.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Master

1,000

1

Surgeon

1,800

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Chaplain

1,200

1

Boatswain

500

--460--

D4—Continued.

No.

PHILADELPHIA.

Pay.

Aggregate.

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

Naval Asylum and Hospital.

1

Lieutenant

1,500

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 the sick shall}

192

1

Cook {require them.}

144

5,136

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,250

1

Master builder

2,000

1

Inspector and measurer of timber

900

1

Clerk to yard

900

1

Clerk to commandant

900

1

Clerk to storekeeper

500

1

Clerk to master builder

400

1

Porter

300

7,150

Total

$30,937 75

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

No.

WASHINGTON.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

1

Lieutenant

1,500

2

Masters, 1 in charge of ordnance. $1,000 ea.

2,000

1

Surgeon

1.800

--461--

D4—Continued.

No.

WASHINGTON.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Assistant surgeon

$950

1

Chaplain

1,200

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner as laboratory officer

500

1

Carpenter

500

I

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 do

228

6

Seamen, at $144 each

864

14

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

1,680

3,000

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Assistant master builder

1,250

1

Inspector and measurer of timber

900

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

750

1

Clerk to the assistant master builder

450

1

Master caboose maker and plumber

1,250

1

Chain cable and anchor maker

1,250

1

Keeper of magazine

480

1

Porter

300

10,880

Total

$30,363 75

No.

NORFOLK.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Captain

3,500

1

Commander

2,100

2

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

3,000

2

Masters, at $1,000 each

2.000

1

Surgeon

1,800

2

Assistant surgeons, at $950 each

1,900

1

Chaplain

1,200

2

Professors, at $1,200 each

2,400

4

Midshipmen, at $350 each

1,400

1

Boatswain

500

--462--

D4—Continued.

No.

NORFOLK.

Pay.

Aggregate.

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) $228 each

912

2

Boatswain's mates

456

14

Seamen, at $144 each

2,016

36

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

4,320

16,804

Hospital.

1

Lieutenant

1,500

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

5,136

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Master builder

2,300

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 the master builder

650

1

Keeper of magazine

480

1

Porter

300

10,230

Total

$55,187 75

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

--463--

D4—Continued.

No.

PENSACOLA.

Pay.

Aggregate

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

3,590

Hospital.

1

Surgeon

1,750

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Steward

300

2

Nurses, at $120 each {When the number}

240

1

Washers, at $96 each {of sick shall re-}

192

1

Cook {quire them.}

144

3,636

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

Total

$30,939 75

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

--464--

D4—Continued.

No.

STATIONS.

Pay.

Aggregate.

BALTIMORE.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Surgeon

1,500

1

Purser, including all allowances

862 50

$7,362 50

CHARLESTON.

1

Captain

3,500

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Surgeon

1,500

1

Purser and storekeeper, including all allowances

1,189 75

7,689 75

SACKETT'S HARBOR.

1

Master

1,000

1,000

ON DUTY AT WASHINGTON, OR ON GENERAL DUTY.

Ordnance.

1

Captain

3,500

1

Lieutenant

1,500

5,000

CHART AND INSTRUMENT DEPOT.

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Passed midshipman

750

2,250

1

Chief naval constructor

3,000

1

Civil engineer

4,000

7,000

foreign stations.

1

Storekeeper at Mahon

1,200

1

Storekeeper at Rio de Janeiro

1,500

2,700

--465--

D4—Continued.

RECAPITULATION.

Naval. 1st item.

Ordinary. 1st item.

Hospital. 1st item.

Civil. 2d item.

Aggregate.

Portsmouth

$14,107 73

$1,030

$5,600

$23,739 75

Boston

23,047 75

16,804

$3,636

10,080

53,537 75

New York

23,047 75

10,804

3,636

10,080

53,537 75

Philadelphia

14,937 75

3,741

5,136

7,150

30,937 75

Washington

16,483 75

3,000

10,880

30,363 75

Norfolk

23,017 75

16,804

5,130

10,230

55,187 75

Pensacola

17,957 75

3,596

3,636

5,750

30,039 75

Baltimore

7,362 50

7,300 50

Charleston

7,689 75

7,689 75

Sackett's Harbor

1,000 00

1,000 00

Ordance

5,000 00

5,000 00

Chart and instrument depot

2,250 00

2,250 00

Naval constructor

3,000

3,000 00

Civil engineer

4,000

4,000 00

Storekeepers on foreign stations

2,700

2,700 00

For 1837 Totals

$155,812 50

$61,784

$21,180

$69,470

$311,246 50

For 1836 Totals-

155,812 50

64,784

18,180

67,440

300,216 50

Increase for 1837

3,000

2,030

5,030 00

This increase of $3,000 at hospitals is caused by adding one lieutenant at Philadelphia, and one at Norfolk.

The increase of $2,030 in the civil branch of the yards is caused by adding $250 to the salaries of the assistant master builder, and the master chain cable and anchor maker, respectively: $50 to the pay of the caboose maker, and $30 to the assistant master builder's clerk at Washington: and by allowing a second clerk to the commandant at $750, and a second clerk to the storekeeper at $450, and increasing the pay of the storekeepers first clerk $250, at Pensacola: making $5,030, the whole amount increased.

This increase of numbers and compensation for 1837 has been proposed upon the representation of the commandants of the respective yards, in consequence of increased duties; the increased prices of labor, generally; and the increased expense of living, which, in the opinion of the board, rendered it but justice to the individuals concerned.

JNO. RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

--466--

ESTIMATE of the pay required for the commission and warrant officers waiting orders, and on furlough, for 1837; being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

On leave and
waiting orders.

On furlough.

Aggregate
amount.

15 Captains

$12,500

9 Commanders

16,200

1 do

$900

38 Lieutenants

45,600

4 do

2,400

2 Surgeons

3,200

1 Purser

331 25

17 Passed Midshipmen

19,200

1 do

300

23 Midshipmen

6,900

On leave,

94,000

$94,600

On furlough,

3,931 25

3,931 25

Difference of pay for fifty-seven midshipmen,
who may be arranged as passed midshipmen after examination,

17,100

$115,631 25

This estimate is reduced in amount below the estimate for 1836, because a greater number of officers are required for the force in commission for 1837, including the exploring expedition, thereby lessening the number waiting orders.

JNO. RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

D6.

ESTIMATE of the amount required for provisions for the year 1837, for general service, explanatory of the third item in the general estimate for that year.

7,443 persons in vessels in commission, exclusive of the marines embarked, and of the surveying and exploring expedition;

662 marines embarked in vessels in commission;

1,257 enlisted persons, attached to receiving vessels and shore stations;

Making 9,362 persons in total —at one ration per day, will make 3,417,130 rations; which, at twenty-five cent's each ration, is equal to $854,282 50

--467--

From this amount there may be deducted (estimating the balance that may remain in the Treasury on January 1, 1837, which, it is presumed, will not be required) the sum of 150,000 00

Which will leave $704,282 50

Being the amount asked for in the third item of the general estimate for 1837.

EXPLORING EXPEDITION.

There will be required, under the head of provisions, for this special service; in addition to the sum estimated above for general service, for 642 persons, including fifty-two marines, at one ration per day, making 234,330 rations at twenty-five cents each ration, the sum of $58,582 50

JNO. RODGERS, I. CHAUNCEY, C. MORRIS.

D 7.

ESTIMATE of the proposed improvements and repairs to be made in navy yards during the year 1837, explanatory of the sixth item in the general estimate.

At Portsmouth, N. H.

For completing ship house No. 4

$5,000

For timber dock No. 9

5,000

For mast and boat house No. 15

25,000

For filling low grounds about different buildings

6,500

For repairs of ship houses, bridges, and all other objects

$47,700

At Charlestown, Mass.

For the tarring house and finishing the necessary machinery for spinning hemp and laving up rigging

$45,000

For store-house No. 15

15,000

For building No. 55, for use of machinery

34,500

For extending quay wall

26,000

For building reservoir for fresh water

2,000

For repairs of all kinds

1,500

$124,000

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

For quay wall in timber dock

$200

For steam dredging machine and scow

185

--468--

For timber shed No. 6

$9,000

For walls upon the boundary of the yard

4,000

To complete the offices

2,500

For laying foundation for guns and shot, and removing them

4,500

To complete reservoirs and wells for fresh water

1.000

For repairs of all kinds

3,000

$62,500

At Philadelphia.

For preparing launching ways of ship Pennsylvania

$25,000

For masting sheers

3,000

For a mud machine

3,000

For curbing and paving footway from Swanson street to Delaware

550

For painting roofs of ship houses

450

For introducing hydrant water to steam-house

50

For finishing mould loft

800

For repairs of all kinds

500

$33,350

At Washington.

For completing foundation of building slip

$6,000

For rebuilding a part of the wharf

6,000

For timber shed

12,500

For building for offices

12,509

For building shop for making water tanks

6,000

For machinery and improvements in anchor shop

3,000

For a small addition to commandant's house

550

For rebuilding wharf at the magazine

300

For repairs of all kinds

6,000

852,850

At Gosport, Va.

For building house for the commandant

$20,000

To extend the building on No. 36, for use of machinery

45,000

For the walls and gates of timber dock -

38,000

For extending the quay walls and launching slip

31,000

For repairs of all kinds

10,500

$144,500

At Pensacola

For a store-house

$88,000

For offices

15,000

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For stables and sheds for working cattle and carts

$17,000

For graduating the yard and preparing the road-ways

5,000

For building brick kitchen and filling up cellars

9,000

For repairs of all kinds

5,000

$78,000

 

RECAPITULATION.

Portsmouth, N. H.

$47,700

Charlestown, Mass.

124,000

Brooklyn, N. Y.

62,500

Philadelphia

33,350

Washington

52,850

Gosport, Va.

144,500

Pensacola

78,000

$542,900

In preparing the estimates for the improvements and repairs to be made in the different navy yards for 1837, those objects have been selected which were considered most desirable, or which could be most advantageously commenced during that year.

The expenditure of the appropriations which were made for the navy yard near Pensacola, at the last session of Congress, was suspended until a plan should be prepared for its future improvement, and approved by the President of the United States, conformably to the law of 3d March 1827. This amount, and those now embraced in the estimates for 1837, will probably be as great as can be judiciously expended during the year, should the proposed plans be approved.

The very high prices for labor and materials which have prevailed throughout the country, have increased the cost of several objects beyond the amounts which were estimated, and have rendered it necessary to estimate now for additional sums to complete them.

JOHN RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

E.

Special estimates for objects not embraced in the usual annual estimates for the current service of the navy.

1. Ship Pennsylvania.

For completing and equipping the ship of the line Pennsylvania $400,000

2. For two sloops of war.

For building and equipping two sloops of war, from frames already provided under former appropriations $280,000

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3. Hospitals.

1st.

For erecting and furnishing a new hospital building, and for a dwelling for an assistant surgeon; for the repairs of the present buildings; and for all expenses upon their dependences, near Pensacola

$47,500

2d.

For erecting a sea-wall to protect the shore; for enclosing the hospital grounds; for completing the basement of south wing; for repairing damages sustained from a recent gale"; and for all other expenses upon the dependencies of the hospital near Norfolk

18,000

3d.

For graduating and enclosing the grounds about the naval asylum near Philadelphia, and for all other expenses upon the building and its dependencies

9,960

4th.

Towards an extension of the hospital building near Brooklyn, New York; for enclosing the grounds, and for all other expenses upon its dependencies - -

66,000

5th.

For the completion of the present hospital building near Boston, and for all expenses upon its dependencies

1,350

Total for hospitals

$142,810

4. Magazines.

1st.

For the repair of the enclosure, and for the sea-wall of the magazine upon Ellis's island, in the harbor of New York

$1,250

2d.

For the completion of the enclosure of the magazine near Boston, the wharf, and other dependencies

2,750

Total for magazines

$4,000

The Board of Navy Commissioners respectfully state, that the ship of the line Pennsylvania was commenced, and her expenses have hitherto been paid, under the law and appropriations for the gradual increase of the navy. This appropriation has been so nearly expended, that the sum now estimated, according to the reports from the commandant of the yard, will be required in addition to the amount on hand to complete and equip her for service.

The estimate for building two sloops of war, is presented in obedience to your instructions.

Upon the third head, which relates to the hospitals, the board have testate, that from the amount of force employed in the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico, and which rendezvous at Pensacola, the board concur in opinion with the commandant and medical officer at Pensacola, that an addition to the present accommodations for the sick is desirable, and have therefore presented an estimate for that purpose.

The amounts estimated for the hospital and its dependencies near Norfolk, have been rendered necessary, in part, by considerable injuries sustained in late violent gales; and the other purposes are considered desirable for the proper preservation of the property.

As respects the naval asylum near Philadelphia, the opening of avenues,

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and other improvements around the ground, have rendered additional enclosures necessary; and the state of the grounds westward of the building will be much improved by an early attention to their graduation. The enclosure of a burying ground is also deemed necessary.

The present building at New York forms a part only of the building as originally proposed by the commandant of the yard. It will not conveniently accommodate more than sixty patients, though ninety might be placed in it in case of necessity. It has been thought advisable to propose its extension now, that it may be ready for use should any cause increase the number of sick in the naval service at that port. To complete the building as originally proposed, and to furnish it, will require a further sum of about $50,000.

The small sum proposed for the hospital near Boston has been rendered necessary in consequence of the increased cost of labor and materials beyond what was anticipated.

As respects the magazines at New York and Boston, the additional sums now proposed have been rendered also necessary by the unexpected increase in the cost of labor and materials.

JNO. RODGERS, I. CHAUNCEY, C. MORRIS.

F.

Estimate for the support of the marine corps, for the year 1837.

Head-Quarters marine Corps,

Quartermaster's Office, October 1, 1836.

Sir:

Herewith I have the honor to submit a quadruple estimate of appropriation required for the support of the marine corps during the year 1837.

With the exception of a small diminution in the estimate for the pay department and the subsistence of the marines serving on shore, caused by the preceding year having been bissextile or leap year, the estimates for the pay department, and for subsistence, clothing, fuel, medicines, military stores, and transportation, will be found to correspond with those of that year.

An appropriation of $50,000 is asked for the purchase of a site and the erection of new barracks at or near Brooklyn, New York. Two appropriations have already been made by Congress for these objects; but in consequence of its being doubtful whether the navy yard would be retained at Brooklyn, it was deemed inexpedient to erect the barracks. The present barracks were condemned in 1826, and are now in so dilapidated a state as to be utterly unfit to afford shelter for the marines stationed there, and so soon as the troops return from the Creek campaign, private quarters will have to be hired for their accommodation.

I am, sir. respectfully, &c.

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

Lieut. Col. R. D. Wainwright,

Commanding Marine Corps, Head-quarters.

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Headquarters Marine Corps,

October 6, 1836.

Gentlemen:

I have the honor to enclose herewith estimates for the marine corps for the year 1836, with an explanatory letter from the quartermaster.

An increase of the corps, the necessity of which, to answer the exigencies of the service, as submitted for your consideration, will of course render a further estimate necessary.

Fifty thousand dollars now estimated for barracks was asked for, the last session of Congress, but not granted, as no permanent location for a dock in New York had been determined on. Under the expectation that the objection will be removed, the estimate is renewed.

A late inspection of the barracks at that yard has convinced me that it will be necessary to procure temporary quarters previous to the return of the troops from Florida.

The appropriation made the last session of Congress for sites and barracks at Pensacola, Gosport, and Charlestown, has not been drawn from the Treasury. The want of barracks at Pensacola, the dilapidated state of those at Gosport and Charlestown, and their interfering so materially with the projectile plan of building at the yards, will, I trust, show the necessity of a speedy action under the law of appropriation.

With great respect, &c.

R. D. WAINWRIGHT,

Lt. Col commanding M. C.

To the Commissioners of the Navy.

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GENERAL ESTIMATE of the expenses of the marine corps for the year 1837.

There will be required for the support of the murine corps during the year 1S37, in addition to the balances which may remain on hand the 1st of January, 1837, the sum of three hundred and thirty-nine thousand eight hundred and nine dollars and sixty-two cents.

PAYMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.

1ST

For the pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, and subsistence of the officers of the marine corps

$163,019 00

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT

2d

For the provisions for the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates serving on shore, servants and washerwomen

$33,428 80

3d

For clothing

38,655 00

4th

For fuel

14,589 00

5th.

For the purchase of a site and the erection of barracks at or near Brooklyn. L. I., New York

50,000 00

6th

For keeping the present barracks in repair until new ones can be erected, and for the repairs of barracks at headquarters and Portsmouth, New Hampshire

10,000 00

7th

For the transportation of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, and expenses of recruiting

6,000 00

8th

For medicines, hospital stores, surgical instruments, and pay of matron and acting hospital stewards

4,139 29

9th.

For contingencies, namely: freight, ferriage, toll, wharfage, and cartage; per diem allowance for attending courts of inquiry; compensation to judge advocates; house rent, where there are no public quarters assigned; incidental labor in the quartermasters department; expenses of burying deceased persons belonging to the marine corps; printing, stationery, forage, postage on public letters; expenses in pursuing deserters; candles and oil for the different stations; straw for the men; barrack furniture; bedsacks, spades, axes, shovels, picks, and carpenters' tools

17,977 93

10th

For military stores; pay of armorers keeping arms in repair; drums, fifes, flags, accoutrements, and ordnance stores

2,000 00

176,790 02

$339,809 62

Head-quarters Marine Corps,

Quartermaster's Office, September 1, 1836.

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

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F1.—Pay Department.

DETAILED ESTIMATE of the pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the marine corps of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven.

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 $6 per month.

Total.

Number of rations per day, at 20 cts. per ration.

Extra rations p. d. while commanding, at 20 cts. per ration.

Total.

Dolls. Cts.

Dolls.

Dolls. Cts.

Colonel commandant

1

$75 00

2

1,044 00

6

6

876

1,920 00

Lieutenant colonel

1

60 00

2

864 00

5

5

730

1,594 00

Majors

4

50 00

2

2,976 00

4

4

2,336

5,312 00

Adjutant and inspector

1

50 00

2

744 00

4

292

1,036 00

Quartermaster

1

60 00

2

912 00

4

292

1,204 00

Paymaster

1

50 00

2

744 00

4

292

1,036 00

Assistant quartermaster

1

40 00

$20

1

792 00

4

292

1,084 00

Captains commanding posts and at sea

5

50 00

1

3,360 00

4

4

2,920

6,280 00

Captains commanding companies

4

50 00

1

2,688 00

4

1,168

3,856 00

First lieutenants commanding companies and guards at sea

4

40 00

1

2,208 00

4

1,168

3,376 00

First lieutenants

16

30 00

1

6,912 00

4

4,672

11,584 00

Second lieutenants

20

25 00

1

7,440 00

4

5,840

13,280 00

Hospital steward

1

18 00

216 00

1

73

289 00

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

[8]0

9 00

8,640 00

8,640 00

Drummers and fifers

60

8 00

5,700 00

5,760 00

Private

932

7 00

78,288 00

78,288 00

Clerk in paymaster

1

8 80

20

345 60

1

73

418 60

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Amount required for two months' pay as bounty for re-enlistment under act of 2d March, 1833

125

1,750 00

1,750 00

Amount required for payment of musicians and privates' retained pay, under act of 2d March, 1833

1,000 00

1,000 00

141,995 60

21,024

163,019 60

Head-quarters Marine Corps,

Paymasters Office, September 20, 1836.

JOS. INGLE,

For CHARLES R. BROOM,

Br. Lieut. Col. and Paymaster U. S. Marine Corps.

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F2.—Provisions.

For whom required.

Enlisted men.

Washerwomen.

Matron.

Servants.

Clerks.

Total.

Rations per day,
at 12 cents per ration.

Rations per day,
 at 20 cents per ration.

Aggregate
amount.

For previsions for non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, and washerwomen serving on shore

581

39

1

621

1

$27,199 80

For provisions for clerks and officers' servants

68

72

1

5,329 00

Amount required for two months' rations for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 3d March, 1833

125

1

900 00

$33,428 80

F3.—Clothing.

For whom required.

Enlisted men.

Servants.

Total.

Aggregate amount.

For clothing for the non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, at $30 each per annum

1,156

1,156

$34,680 00

For clothing for officers' servants, at $30 each per annum

69

69

2,070 00

Amount required for two months' clothing for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 2d March, 1833, at $5 each

125

125

025 00

Clothing for paymaster's clerk, at $30 per annum

1

1

30 00

Amount required for the purchase of 200 watch coats, at $6 25 each

1,250 00

$38,655 00

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F4.—Fuel.

For what purpose required.

Number

Fuel for each

Total fuel.

Aggregate amount.

Cords.

Feet.

Inches.

Cords.

Feet.

Inches.

Colonel commandant

1

36

4

30

4

Lieutenant colonel south of latitude 39

1

26

26

Majors south of latitude 39

1

26

26

Majors north 39th degree north latitude.

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

First lieutenants north of latitude 43

1

19

1

4

19

1

4

First lieutenants north of latitude 39

6

18

4

111

First lieutenants south of latitude 39

7

16

4

115

4

Second lieutenants north of latitude 43

1

19

1

4

19

2

4

Second lieutenants north of latitude 39

6

18

4

111

Second lieutenants south of latitude 39

7

16

4

115

4

Non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants and washerwomen north of latitude 40

264

1

5

429

Non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, servants and washerwomen south of latitude 40

114

1

4

621

Clerk to the paymaster

1

2

2

8

2

2

8

Matron to hospital

1

1

4

1

4

Commanding officers office at Portsmouth, N. H.

1

8

5

4

8

5

4

Guard room at do.

1

25

25

Hospital at do.

1

19

1

4

19

1

4

Mess room at do.

1

4

1

4

4

1

4

Offices of the commanding officer and assistant quartermaster at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

4

8

32

Guard rooms at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

3

24

72

Hospitals at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

3

18

4

55

4

Mess rooms for officers at Charlestown, New York and Philadelphia

3

4

12

Offices of the commandant and staff, and commanding officer at head-quarters, Norfolk and Pensacola

7

7

49

Guard rooms at head-quarters, navy yard, Washington, Norfolk and Pensacola

4

21

84

Hospital at head-quarters, two fires

1

33

33

Hospitals at Norfolk and Pensacola

2

16

4

33

Mess rooms for officers at head-quarters, Norfolk and Pensacola

3

3

4

10

4

Armory at, Washington City

1

30

30

2527

5

4

Which, at #6 per cord, is

$15,166

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Navy Commissioner's Office,

November 22, 1836.

The only item in the estimates for the marine corps, as presented by Lieutenant Colonel Wainwright, which appears to require any remark from the Navy Commissioners, is, that for the purchase of a site and the erection of barracks at or near Brooklyn, New York.

The Board of Navy Commissioners, in their letters to the Secretary of the Navy of the 2Sth of September, 1833, and 15th of January, 1834, expressed the opinion that the most advantageous distribution of the marine corps, as the navy yards are now occupied, would be to retain only the commandant and staff of the corps at Washington, and to place the remainder of the corps near the navy yards at Charlestown, Massachusetts, Brooklyn, New York, Gosport, Virginia, and Pensacola.

If the marines are to continue as a permanent part of the navy, the Board of Navy Commissioners remain of the opinion that such distribution is advisable, and that the earliest measures for providing the necessary barracks, near such of those yards as may be considered permanent, is required by considerations of eventual economy, and a proper regard to the comfort and health of the marines.

JNO. RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY, C. MORRIS.

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G.

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

Class.

Names.

Flag ships.

Commanders of vessels.

Commanders of squadrons.

Stations.

Frigate

Constitution

Flag ship

Commodore J. D. Elliott

Commodore J. D. Elliott

Mediterranean.

Do.

Potomac

Captain J. J. Nicholson

Mediterranean.

Do.

United States 

Captain Jesse Wilkinson

Mediterranean.

Sloop

John Adams

Master Comd't S. H. Stringham

Mediterranean.

Schooner

Shark

Lieutenant William Boerum

Mediterranean.

Frigate

Constellation

Flag ship

Commodore A. J. Dallas

Commodore A. J. Dallas

West Indies.

Sloop

Vandalia

Master Comd't Thomas Crabb

West Indies.

Do.

St. Louis

Master Comd't Thomas Paine

West Indies.

Do.

Concord

Master Comd't M. P. Mix

West Indies.

Do.

Boston

Master Comd't B. Dulany

West Indies.

Do.

Natchez

Master Comd't Wm. Mervine

West Indies.

Do.

Warren

West Indies.

Schooner

Grampus

Lieutenant James M. McIntosh

West Indies.

Sloop

Erie

Flag ship

Commodore James Renshaw

Commodore James Renshaw

Coast of Brazil.

Brig

Dolphin

Lieutenant Wm. E. McKenney

Coast of Brazil.

Frigate

Brandywine

Flag ship

Captain David Deacon

Com. Alex. S. Wadsworth

Pacific—probably on her return to the United States.

Ship of the line

North Carolina

Flag ship

Captain John Gallagher

Com. Henry E. Ballard

Pacific.

Schooner

Boxer

Lieutenant Hugh N. Page

Pacific.

Sloop

Peacock

Flag ship

Commodore E. P. Kennedy

Commodore E. P. Kennedy

East Indies.

Schooner

Enterprise

Lieutenant A. S. Campbell

East Indies.

Brig

Porpoise

Lieutenant Wm. Ramsay

Atlantic Coast.

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H.

Statement showing the names, rate, distribution, and condition of the vessels in ordinary, October 1, 1836.

At Portsmouth, N. H.

Lexington, sloop of war—in readiness for service.

At Charlestown, Mass.

Independence, razée—repairs have just been completed, and is in readiness for service.

Columbus, ship of the line—under repairs.

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

Washington, ship of the line—requires extensive repairs. Franklin, ship of the line—requires large repairs. Ohio, ship of the line—is under repair.

Hudson, frigate—is considered unlit tor sea service, and is used as a receiving vessel.

Ontario, sloop of war—is under repairs, which are nearly completed.

At Philadelphia.

A store-ship, prepared for the exploring expedition—new, and equipments nearly completed.

Sea Gull, an old steam vessel—is decayed and unlit for sea service, and is used as a receiving vessel.

At Gosport, Va.

North Carolina, ship of the line—has been recently repaired, and is ready for service.

Delaware, ship of the line.....is now in dock, under repairs.

Columbia, frigate, new-has been recently equipped, and is ready for service.

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

Java, frigate-condemned as unfit for sea service, and is used as a receiving vessel.

Fairfield, sloop of war—recently repaired, and is ready for service. Vincennes, sloop of war—requires large repairs. Falmouth, sloop of war-is ready for service.

JNO. RODGERS,

i. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

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I.

STATEMENT of the vessels on, the stocks at the different navy yards,

October 1, 1836.

Portsmouth, N. H.

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

Charlestown, Mass.

Under the law for the gradual increase of the navy, two ships of the line and one frigate.

Under the law for the exploring expedition, two barques of about 230 tons each.

Brooklyn, N. Y.

Under the law for the gradual increase of the navy, two frigates and one steam-vessel.

Under the law for the exploring expedition, one schooner of about 130 tons.

Philadelphia.

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

Gosport, Va.

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

Under special appropriation for the Macedonian, one frigate of the second class, nearly ready for launching.

RECAPITULATION—ON THE STOCKS.

STATION.

Ships of the line

Frigates

Barques

Steamers

Schooners

Total

At Portsmouth, N. H.

1

1

2

At Charlestown, Mass.

2

1

2

5

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

2

1

1

4

At Philadelphia,

1

1

2

At Gosport, -

1

2

3

5

7

2

1

1

16

Note.—The Macedonian, two barques, and schooner for the exploring expedition, have been launched, since the 1st October.

JNO. RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY, C. MORRIS.

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K.

Statement of the measures which have been taken to carry into effect the laws for the gradual increase of the navy, which were approved on the 29th April, 1816, and the 3d March, 1821.

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

The ship of the line, Ohio, was launched in May, 1820, but her hull was not fully completed at that time; she is now repairing and fitting for service.

The frigates Brandywine, Potomac, and Columbia, have been launched. The two former have been in service for some years; the latter is now equipped, and ready for sea.

Five ships of the line and six frigates remain on the stocks, under houses; they are generally sound, and in good condition, with the exception of some defective places in the keels, keelsons, and dead woods: measures have been taken to replace these. Preparations are also making to complete the hull of the Pennsylvania ship of the line, and to launch her in the course of the next year. The other ships are so far advanced, that they could probably be completed as soon as crews could be collected for them.

The steam-vessel, which was commenced under this appropriation, has been delayed on account of the engines and machinery, which cannot be obtained until the next year.

The amounts under this appropriation will be insufficient to complete the Pennsylvania. An additional appropriation for this purpose, according to the statement from the commandant of the yard at Philadelphia, will be required, of four hundred thousand dollars.

Should it be deemed advisable to complete any of the other vessels under this appropriation, an additional amount will be required. The distribution of the ships on the stock's is shown in statement I.

JOHN RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

L.

Statement of the measures which have been taken to carry into effect the laws for the gradual improvement of the navy, which were approved 3d March, 1827, and 2d March, 1833.

Complete live oak frames have been delivered at the navy yard, Charlestown, Mass. for two ships of the line, two frigates, and one sloop of war; at the navy yard, Brooklyn, N. Y., for one frigate; at the navy yard, Philadelphia, for two frigates and one sloop; at the navy yard, Washington, for one frigate and one sloop; at the navy yard, Gosport, Virginia, two ships of the line, one frigate and one sloop of war.

Other contracts have been made for the live oak timber required for 5 ships of the line, 7 frigates, 6 sloops of war, 5 schooners, and 3 steamers. Of these, nearly the whole of the frames for a frigate and sloop of war have been delivered at Portsmouth, N. H., but only a small quantity at

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other places. The situation of Florida during the past year has given interruption to some of the contractors, and prevented the delivery of the quantities which might have been expected under more favorable circumstances.

Contracts have also been made for the white oak and yellow pine timber, which is estimated to be necessary for the complete frames which have been delivered; these are not wholly completed.

The following statement shows the expenditures for different purpose* under this appropriation, up to the 1st, October, 1836. so far as they have been returned to the board:

For the dry dock at Charlestown, Mass.

$677,089 78

For the dry dock at Gosport, Virginia

974,356 69

For timber sheds and other buildings

143,508 84

For receiving and storing materials

150,384 06

For purchase of land, and preservation of live oak trees

68,903 00

For 429,415 cubic feet of live oak timber

532,173 50

For 304,194 cubic feet of White oak timber

106,189 09

For 442,390 superficial feet of white oak plank

19,317 14

For 7,978 white oak knees

44,201 53

For 210,110 cubic feet of yellow pine for plank

66,980 29

For 108,151 superficial feet of yellow pine plank

4,237 71

For 60,508 yellow pine for masts and spars

38,710 48

For 105,592 cubic feet of yellow pine for beams. &c.

32,286 90

For 2,773,417 pounds of iron

107,066 57

For 1,180,273 pounds of bolt copper and nails, and 31,399 sheets of copper

339,659 27

Total cost

$3,305,064 85

Which deducted from the appropriation to the present time of

5,000,000 00

Leaves a balance of -

$1,694,935 15

There was in the Treasury on 1st October

$1,707,017 29

There was in the hands of navy agents

27,890 56

1,734,907 85

Balance supposed to be the amount due for 10 per cent. retained

39,972 70

Amount as above, in Treasury and navy agent's hands

1,734,907 85

Estimated liabilities under existing contracts

1,125,103 00

Remains for other purposes

$609,804 85

The objects of expenditure under the act of March, 1827, were limited to the two dry docks and the purchase of timber. By the act of March, 1833, the authority to purchase was extended to other articles for building the vessels, under which iron and copper have been procured.

It has been decided, however, that this extension is insufficient to justify the purchase of articles intended for the armament or equipment of vessels. Several of these articles are nearly imperishable in their nature, will

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require much time to prepare, and which it is very important should be in readiness before the vessels are built. Amongst these are ordnance, shot and shells, water tanks, chain cables, anchors, powder cases, small arms and cutlasses. It is, therefore, respectfully suggested for your consideration, whether it may not be advisable to request from Congress such modification of the present, law as will permit the purchase of articles of a durable character, for the armament and equipment of vessels, as well as for building them.

JNO. RODGERS.

I. CHAUNCEY.

C. MORRIS.

M.

Report of the measures which have been taken to carry into effect the law of the last session, in relation to the surveying and exploring expedition.

The frigate Macedonian having been designated by the department as one of the vessels to be employed, orders were given for her completion and equipment with reference to that service. By the reports from the commandant of the yard, it may be expected that she will be completely equipped by about the last of November. It is presumed that the special appropriation of $207,986 for rebuilding this ship will be sufficient to complete her, with the exception of provisions and sea stores.

The store-ship which was building at the navy yard, Philadelphia, having also been designated by the department for this service, was directed to be completed and equipped accordingly. She is launched, and is ready for her stores and crew whenever they shall be designated by the commander of the expedition. The expenses for this vessel, beyond the special appropriations for her, have been paid from the appropriation for this expedition.

Two barques of about 230 tons have been launched at the navy yard. Boston, and will probably be ready for their stores and crews by the 20th of November.

A schooner of about 130 tons has also been built at the navy yard, New York, and will probably be ready for her crew and stores about the 20th of November.

Detailed statements of the expenditure upon these objects have not yet been made to this office, but the amount remaining in the Treasury from the appropriation of $150,000 was, on the 1st of November, but $29,624, which will be insufficient to complete the remaining equipment of the several vessels, but which can probably be done from the $150,000 which the President is authorized to take from other means under the control of the Navy Department.

An estimate for the support of this expedition for the year 1837, is presented, with the estimates tor the general service, and in N.

JNO. RODGERS, I. CHAUNCEY.

C. MORRIS.

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N.

ESTIMATE of the amount that will be required for the support of the frigate Macedonian, the store-ship Relief, the two barques Pioneer and Consort, and the schooner Pilot, employed on the surveying and exploring expedition, for one year.

JOHN RODGERS,

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS.

For the pay of commission, warrant, petty officers, and seamen, and for the scientific corps

$210,848 50

For provisions

58,582 50

For repairs, and wear and tear of the vessels on the expedition

50,000 00

For medical and hospital stores

4,000 00

For ordnance and ordnance stores

7,000 00

For contingencies

16,000 00

$346,431 00

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O No. 1.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of Widow Pensioners, complete to September 30; 1836.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Husband's rank.

Commencement of pension.

Act of Congress under which allowed.

Monthly pension.

Sally Amies

Seaman

Ap'l 20, 1816

Mar. 4, 1814

$6

Adelaide H. Adams

Master command't

June 30, 1831

June 30, 1834

30

Pamela Andrews

Gunner

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Margaret Arundel

Sailingmaster

Nov. 10, 1812

Jan. 30, 1813

20

Louisa Auchmuty

Lieutenant

Oct. 8, 1835

June 30, 1834

25

Juliana Birchmore

Surgeon

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

32 50

Maria Babbit

Surgeon

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Caroline M. Burry

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Sarah Bruin

Sailingmaster

June 1, 1818

Jan. 20, 1813

20

Sara Berry

Boatswain

Mar. 1, 1824

Jan. 20, 1813

10

Elizabeth H. Baldwin

Captain's clerk

Ap'l 12, 1810

Mar. 3, 1817

12 50

Nabby Burchsted

Carpenter

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Mary Burns

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1835

June 30, 1834

6

Susan Bainbridge

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Eliza K. Boughan

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Harriet Barney

Captain

Dec. 1, 1818

Jan. 20, 1813

50

Emily Beale

Purser

Ap'l 4, 1835

June 30, 1834

20

Mary J. Babbit

Nov. 20, 1835

July 2, 1836

16 66 2/3

L[ivin]ia Blake

Marine

Aug. 14, 1836

June 30. 1834

3 50

Mary Cheever

Ap'l 12, 1814

Ap'l 12, 1814

8 33 1/4

Abigail Cowell

Lieutenant

Ap'l 18, 1814

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Harriet Carter

Lieutenant

Sept. 7, 1823

Mar. 3. 1817

20

Ann M. Clunett

Sergt. marine corps

June 1, 1826

Jan. 20, 1813

4 50

Elizabeth J. Caldwell

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Eliza M. Cloud

Assistant surgeon

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

15

[ ]ia Cross

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Eliza Cassin

Purser

Aug. 19, 1821

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Frances F. Cook

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Leah Carter

Musician m. corps

Sept. 23, 1834

June 30, 1834

4

Maria J. Cuvillier

Musician m. corps

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

4

Eliza M. Cocke

Lieutenant

Mar. 7, 1823

Jan. 30, 1813

20

Fanny Cassin

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Ann V. Cocke

Lieutenant

May 31, 1835

June 30, 1834

38 59

[ ] Dix

Surgeon

Ap'l 10, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

25

Eliza Doxey

Sailingmaster

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

L[]natie Dill

Boatswain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Laura P. Daggett

Gunner

Ap'l 9, 1836

June 30, 1834

10

Catherine Davidson

Seaman

June 27, 1836

June 30, 1834

6

Dorothy M. Evans

Boatswain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Jane Evans

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Harriet Ann Elbert

Lieutenant

Dec. 20, 1812

Mar. 4, 1811

20

Mary Ford

Carpenter's mate

Ap'l 20, 1815

Mar. 4, 1814

9

Abigail Fernald

Seaman

Feb. 24, 1815

Mar. 4, 1814

0

Mary T. Forrest

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1831

20

Mary Forrest

Sergt. marine corps

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

5

Catherine Freemoody

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 20, 1836

June 30, 1834

5

Mary Griffin

Surgeon

July 1, 1830

Mar. 3, 1817

25

Margaret F. Green

Carpenter

Nov. 14, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Eliza Grayson

Capt. marine corps

June 30, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Sophia Gardner

Master command't

Sept. 1, 1815

Mar. 3, 1817

30

Ann B. Grymes

Capt. marine corps

July 25. 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Ann Gardner

Gunner

Ap'l 28, 1835

June 30, 1834

17 03

Elizabeth C. Gray

Boatswain

Feb. 15, 1836

June 30, 1834

10

Mary E. Holbert

Corporal mar. corps

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

4

Phebe Hamersley

Lieutenant

Sept. 12, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Sarah Higgins

Seaman

Sept. 28, 1834

June 30, 1834

6

Diana Hardy

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 10, 1813

Mar. 4, 1814

5

Susan Haraden

Master command't

Jan. 20, 1818

Jan. 20, 1813

30

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O No. 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Husband's rank.

Commencement of pension.

Act of Congress under which allowed.

Monthly pension.

Eleanora Hanbury

Sergt. marine corps

Jan. 1835

June 30, 1834

$8

Theresa Hoffman

Musician m. corps

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

4

Eliza Henley

Captain

May 23, 1835

June 30, 1834

94 63

Mary Henley

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Mary R. Hatch

Pilot

Feb. 5, 1811

Jan. 20, 1813

20

Phebe W. Hoffman

Captain

Dec. 10, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Ann R. Hall

Sailmaker

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Hannah Hazen

Seaman

Mar. 28, 1814

Jan. 20, 1813

6

Abigail Jones

Cook

Ap'l 20, 1815

Jan. 20, 1813

9

Ellen Jenkins

Seaman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

6

Mary Jones

Chaplain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Maria T. Johnson

Carpenter's mate.

June 30, 1814

Jan. 20, 1813

9 50

Mary Jameson

Midshipman

Nov. 11, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

9 50

Elizabeth Jones

Marine

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

3

Caroline Jones

Master-at-arms

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

9

Elizabeth Jones

Gunner

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Catharine Jolly

Captain of foretop

Dec. 20, 1835

June 30, 1834

7

Abigail Kitchen

Seaman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

6

Harriet Kissam

Surgeon

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Lydia Low

Yeoman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

9

Julia M. Lawrence

Captain

June 1, 1813

Jan. 20, 1813

50

Elizabeth Lee

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Frances M. Lewis

Master command't

Sent. 1, 1815

Mar. 3, 1817

30

Elizabeth Lagoner

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1835

June 30, 1834

6

Ana G. McCullough

Sailingmaster

Aug. 24, 1814

Jan. 20, 1813

20

Jane Moulton

Seaman

Ap'l 20, 1815

Mar. 4. 1814

6

Ann Martin

Quarter gunner

Ap'l 20, 1815

Jan. 20, 1813

9

Phebe Montgomery

Surgeon

June. 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Lydia Macabee

Seaman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

6

Surah Matthews

Quarter gunner

Nov. 30, 1814

Jan. 20, 1813

9

Ann Midlen

Master's mate

Sept. 15, 1814

Jan. 20, 1813

10

Mary E. Macpherson

Master command't

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

30

Eliza Maury

Lieutenant

June 25, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Mary McNelly

Gunner

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Catharine Mitchell

Landsman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

4

Elizabeth Mays

Sept. 3. 1834

June 30, 1834

9 50

Rachel Marshall

Seaman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

6

Rebecca McGee

Marine

Jan. 20, 1835

June 30, 1834

3

Rhoda Newcomb

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Margaret Navarro

Sailmaker

Oct. 2, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

10

Elizabeth Nagle

Boatswain

Nov. 19, 1834

June 30, 1834

9 50

Mary Neale

Lieutenant

Sept. 1, 1815

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Margaret Osbourn

Seaman

Aug. 13, 1834

June 30. 1834

6

Eliza A. Oliver

Gunner

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

10

Nancy Patch

Seaman

Oct. 29, 1812

Mar. 3, 1817

6

Luaretia M. Petty

Purser

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Eliza L. Pearce

Lieutenant

Aug. 7, 1827

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Margaret Parsells

Sailmaker

Aug. 20, 1819

Mar. 3, 1817

10

Sarah Phillips

Marine

Oct. 22, 1834

June 30, 1834

3 50

Georgiana A. Peaco

Surgeon

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Frances Pettenger

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Maria Page

Surgeon

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Eliza C. Porter

Master command't

June 30. 1834

June 30, 1834

30

Henrietta Prather

Marine

Sept. 14, 1834

June 30, 1834

3 50

Eliza Page

Sailingmaster

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Catharine Rassmussin

Pilot

July 22, 1813

Jan. 20, 1813

20

Nancy Riggs

Seaman

Dec. 27, 1814

Mar. 4, 1814

6

Mary W. Rose

Master command't

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

30

Mary Russell

Sergt. marine corps

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

4 50

Martha Rose

Seaman

Sept. 10, 1813

Mar. 3, 1817

6

Ann M. Rodgers

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Phebe Reynolds

Boatswain

May 21, 1823

Mar 3, 1817

10

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O No. 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Husband's rank.

Commencement

of pension

Act of Congress under which allowed.

Monthly pension.

Catharine S. M. Ray

Surgeon

Sept. 7, 1835

June 30, 1834

$35

Eliza Ring

Boatswain

Sept. 25, 1835

June 30, 1834

10

Catharine Rinker

Sailingmaster

July 10, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Hannah Stone

Seaman

July 1, 1815

June 30, 1834

6

Mary Stone

Seaman

Ap'l 24), 1815

Mar. 4, 1814

6

Mebitable Smith

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

M. C. Spence

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Mary Stephenson

Seaman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

6

Ann Stephenson

Sailingmaster

Aug. 27, 1813

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Eleanor Smart

Seaman

Oct. 15, 1814

Mar. 4, 1814

6

Harriet H. Sanders

Lieutenant

Dec. 7, 1810

Jan. 20, 1813

20

Mary Stillwagen

Sailingmaster

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Clarissa B. Scott

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Louisa B. Sherburne

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Ann E. Sardo

Musician

Dec. 20, 1835

June 30, 1834

4

Elizabeth Sevier

Capt. marine corps

May 9, 1827

Jan. 20, 1813

20

Phebe A. Smith

Master command't

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

30

Mary B. Shaw

Captain

Sept. 17, 1823

Mar. 3, 1817

50

Margaret E. Shaw

Purser

Oct. 17, 1820

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Charlotte M. R. Thorn

Surgeon

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Ann E. Tingey

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Elizabeth Trenchard

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Mary Tanner

Quarter gunner

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

7 50

Elizabeth Trapnall

Marine

Sept. 10, 1813

Mar. 4, 1814

3

Frances A. Thomas

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Emma C. B. Thompson

Captain

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

50

Lucy R. Temple

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

25

Hannah Ulrick

Sailingmaster

June 0, 1822

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Anna Vanderfien

Ordinary seaman

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

5

Lydia Vanhorn

Marine

Oct. 10, 1814

Mar. 4, 1814

3

Hannah Webb

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1813

Mar. 4, 1814

6

Catharine Wise

Purser

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Marvel Wilcox

Carpenter's mate

Jan. 1, 1821

Mar. 3, 1817

9 50

Charlotte Wares

Sailingmaster

Dec. 4, 1815

Mar. 3, 1817

20

Margaret Warner-

Sailingmaster

Aug. 24, 1814

Jan. 20, 1813

20

Electa Webster

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

June 30, 1834

20

Margaret Woods

Boatswain

Jan. 31, 1830

June 30, 1834

10

Rebecca Winn

Purser

Feb. 18, 1830

June 30, 1834

20

 

 

The number of widow pensioners is

158

The annual amount to pay them is

$34,185

September 30, 1836.

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No. 2.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of Invalid Pensioners, complete to 30th of September, 1836.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS

Rank.

Commencement

of pension.

Monthly pension.

Act of Congress under which allowed

Zephaniah Allen

Marine

Nov. 1, 1819

$3

April 23, 1800

Samuel Abbot

Seaman

Mar. 15, 1815

5

Do.

Peter Anderson

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1831

3

Do.

James Allcorn

Sailingmaster

Jan. 19, 1830

20

Do.

William H. Allen

Seaman

May 23, 1834

3

Do.

Jacob Albrecht

Seaman

Aug. 1, 1814

6

Do.

Samuel Angus

Captain

June 2, 1824

50

Do.

Robert Andrews

Quarter gunner

Aug. 1, 1829

4 50

Do.

Alexander Adams

Seaman

Oct. 6, 1812

3

Do.

Geo. Alexander

Ordinary seaman

July 19, 1814

8

Do.

L. Armstrong

Quarter gunner

Nov. 22, 1831

6

Do.

John Agnew

Seaman

April 1, 1832

5

Do.

John Adams

Seaman

Mar. 15, 1836

6

Do.

Lemuel Bryant

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 1, 1814

8

Do.

Robert Berry

Seaman

June 22, 1829

6

Do.

Joseph Barrett

Quarter gunner

Ap'l 17, 1813

9

Do.

John Ball

Boatswain

July 24, 1815

9

Do.

Joseph Blake

Ordinary seaman

July 26, 1822

5

Do.

John Bennet

Seaman

Dec. 14, 1814

6

Do.

John Burnham

Master's mate

Sep. 10, 1813

9

Do.

Thomas Bartlet

Seaman

Nov. 24, 1834

6

Do.

Samuel Bosworth

Seaman

July 3, 1823

6

Do.

Thomas Buchanan

Marine

Oct. 1, 1831

3

Do.

Samuel Bryant

Seaman

Mar. 5, 1830

3

Do.

Nathan Burr

Quarter gunner

May 27, 1829

4 50

Do.

John Brown

Seaman

July 1, 1829

6

Do.

Peter Barnard

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 1, 1814

4

Do.

Edmund Brett

Marine

June 12, 1815

3

Do.

John Brannon

Seaman

June 28, 1815

5

Do.

Isaac Bassett

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 29, 1816

5

Do.

John Beatty

Marine

June 1, 1830

Do.

Robert Blair

Marine

Jan. 1, 1832

6

Do.

Luke Brown

Seaman

July 5, 1834

3

Do.

William Baggs

Marine

Mar. 1, 1814

3

Do.

John Baxter

Seaman

Feb. 28, 1819

6

Do.

James Bell

Seaman

Aug. 23, 1823

6

Do.

Godfrey Bowman

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 1, 1825

6

Do.

William Barker

Marine

July 1, 1802

6

Do.

John Brumley

Seaman

Sept. 1, 1826

6

Do.

James Bantam

Ordinary seaman

July 5, 1833

4

Do.

Jonathan Bulkley

Midshipman

June 17, 1834

9

Do.

James Brown

Seaman

Sept. 12, 1821

8

Do.

John Berry

Master-at-arms

Mar. 18, 1835

4 50

Do.

John Butler

Seaman

Nov. 22, 1815

5

Do.

John Bruce

Quarter gunner

May 1, 1826

9

Do.

John Bostrom

Quartermaster

May 30, 1834

3

Do.

Frederick Boyer

Sergeant mar. corps

Sept. 5, 1834

2 25

Do.

Peter Borge

Captain's steward

May 19, 1834

6

Do.

Edward Barker

Marine

May 18, 1836

3 50

Sec. 9, April 23, 1800

Samuel Butler

Quarter gunner

Aug. 28, 1815

8

April 23, 1800

Leonard Chase

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 1, 1828

5

Do.

John Clements

Seaman

Mar. 18, 1813

6

Do.

Robert Cathcart

Seaman

Sept. 20, 1816

6

Do.

George Cornell

Carpenter's mate

Dec. 1, 1826

9

Do.

John C. Champlin

Seaman

May 21, 1831

6

Do.

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O No. 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement of pension.

Monthly pension.

Act of Congress under which allowed.

Nathaniel Chapman

Quarter gunner

June 10, 1815

$8

April 23, 1800

James Cole

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1832

4

Do.

John Collins

Seaman

Feb. 9, 1813

6

Do.

William Cumming's heir

Sept. 1, 1815

6

March 4, 1814.

Francis Covenhoven

Ordinary seaman

July 1, 1821

7 50

April 23, 1800.

John Cole

Ordinary seaman

July 1, 1829

7 50

Do.

Robert Carson

Ordinary seaman

June 26, 1821

5

Do.

Daniel H. Cole

Marine

Dec. 27, 1833

3

Do.

George Coomes

Seaman

July 1, 1825

8

Do.

Enos R. Childs

Midshipman

April 2, 1823

9 50

Do.

William Cantrell

Marine

April 8, 1830

2

Do.

Stephen Champlin

Lieutenant

Feb. 29, 1836

20

Do.

Edward Carr

Seaman

May 11, 1830

6

Do.

William Cook

Cabin cook

June 30, 1830

4 50

Do.

John Davidson

Lieutenant

Mar. 1, 1802

20

Do.

Hillman Dodge

Ordinary seaman

May 1, 1831

3 33 1/3

Do.

Richard Dunn

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1829

6

Do.

Jacob Dornes

Seaman

July 1, 1802

8 50

Do.

John Dunn

Marine

Oct. 2, 1834

3

Do.

John Daniels

Quartermaster

Mar. 22, 1822

9

Do.

Samuel Daykin

Marine

Oct. 22, 1834

3

Do.

John Dirogen

Seaman

Dec. 22, 1815

5

Do.

Matthias Douglass

Seaman

Ap'l 23, 1814

10

Do.

Owen Deddolph

Gunner

Feb. 1, 1827

5

Do.

John L. Dubois

Ship's corporal

May 22, 1834

4

Da.

William Dunn

Gunner

Oct. 8, 1835

10

Do.

Daniel Denvers

Marine

Oct. 22, 1835

3

Do.

Joseph Dalrymple

Seaman

Dec. 19, 1834

4 50

Do.

Ebenezer Evans

Seaman

Mar. 2, 1813

6

Do.

Thomas Edwards

Quartermaster

Jan. 1, 1823

9

Do.

Jesse Elam

Marine

Aug. 1, 1828

3

Do.

Gardner Edmunds

Ordinary seaman

July 1, 1831

5

Do.

Jacob Eastman

Cooper

Aug. 1, 1828

4 50

Do.

Thomas English

Ordinary seaman

May 14, 1832

5

Do.

William Evans

Marine

May 1, 1827

3

Do.

Abner Enos

Master's mate

Jan. 4, 1830

6

Do.

Edward Field

Surgeon's mate

July 1, 1801

10

Do.

Robert Forsa[n]h

Marine

May 18, 1799

3

Do.

John Fallakee

Landsman

Aug. 1, 1827

4

Do.

N. S. Farrell

Marine

May 10, 1830

3

Do.

William Farrell

Seaman

July 1, 1829

6

Do.

Moses French

Seaman

Ap'l 19, 1834

6

Du.

Alfred Fisher

Seaman

May 15, 1835

5

Do.

John Fryer

Seaman

Nov. 25, 1815

6

Do.

William Farrar

Quartet-mailer

Ap'l 21, 1834

6

Do.

Michael Fitzpatrick

Master-at-arms

Mar. 9, 1830

9

Do.

Samuel H. Green

Quartermaster

Jan. 1, 1819

9

Du.

John Geyer

Seaman

Ap'l 6, 1815

6

April 22, 1816

John Grant

Ordinary seaman

July 1, 1831

4

April 23, 1800

Anthony Gerome

Seaman

Jan 1, 1832

6

Do.

William Gregory

Marine

May 28, 1830

2

Do

John Grant

Seaman

June 29, 1815

6

Do.

William Gunnison

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 10, 1835

5

Do.

Patrick Gilligan

Marine

Jan. 5. 1830

3

Do.

James Grant

Seaman

July 1, 1829

8

Do.

Peter Green

Seaman

Aug. 3. 1817

5

Do.

Chester Goodell

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 12, 1831

3

Do.

Charles Gordon

Ordinary seaman

May 11, 1835

5

Do.

William Gillen

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1832

6

Do.

Jerry Gardner

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 14, 1818

5

Do.

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O No. 2-Continued.

NAME OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement of pension.

Monthly pension

Act of Congress under which allowed.

Anthony Gale

Lt. col. marine corps

Jan. 5, 1835

5

Sec. 9. April 23, 1800.

James Good

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1829

12

April 23, 1800.

Uriah Hanscomb

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 10, 1799

6

Do.

James Hatch

Quarter gunner

July 1, 1811

12

Do.

James D. Hammond

Seaman

Dec. 1, 1829

6

Do.

John Hamilton

Seaman

May 1, 1827

6

Do.

Elijah L. Harris

Marine

Mar. 27, 1835

3

Do.

John Hoxse

Seaman

Aug. 15. 1800

8 50

Do.

Garret Hendricks

Seaman

Aug. 9, 1834

6

Do.

John Hodgkins

Corporal's mate

July 1, 1814

7

Do.

Rosswell Hale

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 25, 1819

5

Do.

William Herringbrook

Seaman

Feb. 18, 1811

6

Do.

John Hogan

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1830

3

Do.

John Hall

Quartermaster

Oct. 20, 1830

4 50

Do.

Henry Hervey

Seaman

May 8, 1831

4

Do.

William Hamilton

Seaman

July 1, 1829

6

Do.

Isaac Harding

Seaman

May 9, 1834

5

Do.

Isaac T. Heartlee

Sailingmaster

Ap'l 1, 1817

20

Do.

Samuel Hambledon

Purser

Aug. 30, 1831

20

Do.

Simeon Hillman

Ordinary seaman

July 3, 1815

4

Do.

John Harris

Quarter gunner

Aug. 1, 1827

3

Do.

John Hussey

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 1, 1832

5

Do.

Josias Hopkins

Seaman

Dec. 7, 1805

6

Do.

John J. Hardy

Seaman

June 25, 1813

6

Do.

David Jenkins

Seaman

Aug. 1, 1828

6

Do.

James Jackson

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1816

5

Do.

John Johnson

Seaman

[Ma]y 29, 1814

8

Do.

Thomas Jackson 2d

Quartermaster

July 28, 1818

9

Do.

Sylvester Jameson

Seaman

Aug. 1, 1828

6

Do.

Edward Ingram

Boatswain

Ap'l 1, 1831

5

Do.

Andrew Irwin

Seaman

July 1, 1825

6

Do.

Thomas ap Catesby Jones

Lieut. commanding

Nov. 15, 1831

20

Do.

James Jeffers

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 7, 1805

6

Do.

Obadiah Johnson

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 1, 1819

5

Do.

Lewis Jones

Seaman

Oct. 27, 1835

6

Do.

Reuben James

Boatswain's mate

Jan. 27, 1836

9 50

Do.

Richworth Jordan

Seaman

Mar. 15, 1836

6

Do.

Henry Jackson

Captain of foretop

Sept. 20, 1836

3 75

Do.

James Kelly

Marine

Nov. 18. 1830

3

Do.

John Kenney

Quarter gunner

July 1, 1825

4 50

Do.

Thomas Kelley

Seaman

Ap'l 25, 1815

4

Do.

George Kensinger

Master-at-arms

May 22, 1819

9

Do.

Daniel Kleiss

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 1, 1831

5

Do.

Nicholas Kline

Sergeant mar. corps

Jan. 1, 1832

5

Do.

William Kinnear

Marine

Ap'l 3, 1834

3

Do.

William C. Keene

Master-at-arms

Aug. 12, 1834

9

Do.

William Lewis

Marine

Dec. 12, 1813

4

Do.

Richard Lee

Quartermaster

July 1, 1820

6

Do.

John Lloyd

Marine

June 8, 1819

3

Do.

Isaac Langley

Ordinary seaman

July 1, 1831

5

Do.

John Lazanno

Seaman

July 29, 1814

5

Do.

Timothy Lane

Cook

Mar. 25, 1810

8

Do.

John Lewis

Boatswain's mate

Jan. 1, 1832

9

Do.

John Linn

Seaman

Nov. 1, 1831

6

Do.

James Lloyd

Marine

Ap'l 5, 1831

9

Do.

James Merrill

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 23, 1819

5

Do.

Colton Murray

Boatswain's mate

Aug. 1, 1831

9

Do.

Enoch M. Miley

Quarter gunner

Ap'l 1, 1823

8

Do.

Peter McMahon

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 2, 1807

6

Do.

Andrew Mattison

Seaman

May 23, 1814

5

Do.

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O No. 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement of pension.

Monthly pension.

Act of Congress under which allowed.

Patrick McLaughlin

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 1, 1815

$7

April 23, 1800.

Charles Moore

Seaman

Aug. 5, 1822

6

Do.

Giles Manchester

Ordinary seaman

May 1, 1827

5

Do.

Joseph Marks

Seaman

May 1, 1827

6

Do.

John Myers

Seaman

Nov. 1, 1828

6

Do.

Samuel McIsaacs

Boy

July 30, 1814

5

Do.

James Moses

Purser's steward

Ap'l 23, 1816

9

Do.

William Moran

Seaman

Doc. 5, 1815

6

Do.

Enos Marks

Ordinary seaman

Feb. 16, 1815

5

Do.

John H. McNeale

Seaman

June 1, 1832

3

Do.

John Mitchell

Quartermaster

June 11, 1832

8

Do.

Matthew McMurray

Seaman

Sept. 1, 1827

6

Do.

Thomas Miller

Seaman

Oct. 23, 1829

4

Do.

Matthias McGill

Seaman

Ap'l 24, 1815

8

Do.

John Moore

Seaman

Dec. 4, 1807

6

Do.

Archibald Moffat

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 1, 1832

5

Do.

Hamlet Moore

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 6, 1821

5

Do.

James Mount

Marine

Sept. 1, 1830

3

Do.

John Meigs

Seaman

July 1, 1819

10

Do.

James Nickerson

Seaman

Feb. 1, 1820

6

Do.

John Nugent

Seaman

April 1, 1815

6

Do.

John P. Noyer

Marine

July 1, 1826

4

Do.

William Napier

Corp'l marine corps

July 1, 1820

4

Do.

Thomas Nash

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 23, 1834

5

Do.

John Neilson

Quarter gunner

Jan. 1, 1832

9

Do.

James Nagle

Seaman

June 30, 1834

5

Do.

Isaac Omans

Seaman

June 26, 1821

6

Do.

Samuel Odiorne

Seaman

July 1, 1829

6

Do.

Thomas B. Parsons

Seaman

May 30, 1835

6

Do.

William Perry