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REPORT

FROM

THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

Navy Department,

November 30, 1839.

Sir:

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

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

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

To supply the place of the force thus withdrawn, a frigate of the first class, under Commodore Claxton, who succeeds Commodore Ballard, sailed from New York in May last, with instructions to land our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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The amount of stocks to the credit of the Navy pension fund, 1st of October, 1838, was

$390,832 25

On the 1st of October, 1839

253,139 00

Difference

137,693 25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enclosed is a schedule of the documents accompanying this report.

Respectfully submitted,

J. K. PAULDING.

To the President of the United States.

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SCHEDULE OF PAPERS

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

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

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

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

C. Estimate of expenses of southwest executive building.

D. General estimate for the navy.

Special estimates.

Notes to the general estimate contained in paper D.

Detailed estimate D 1, for vessels in commission.

D 2, for receiving vessels.

D 3, for recruiting stations.

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

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

D 6, for provisions.

D 7, for improvements and repairs of navy yards.

E. Explanation of special estimates.

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

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

H. List of vessels in ordinary.

I. List of vessels on the stocks.

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

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

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

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

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

O. List of deaths in the navy.

P. List of dismissions in the navy.

Q. List of resignations in the navy.

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

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No. 1.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

Sir:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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clerks are indispensably necessary to enable them to furnish the information essential to the proper performance of the duties of the department I have the honor to be, with great respect, sir, your obedient servant,

I. CHAUNCEY.

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

A.

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

Secretary of the Navy

$6,000

Six clerks, per act of April 20, 1818

$8,200

One clerk, per act of May 26, 1824

1,000

One clerk, per act of March 2, 1827

1,000

10,200

One clerk of navy and privateer pension and navy hospital funds, per act of July 10, 1832

1,600

Messenger and assistant messenger

1,050

Contingent expenses

3,000

5,650

21,850

Submitted

For two additional clerks, at $1,400 each

$2,800

For one additional clerk, at $1,000

1,000

3,800

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

For the salaries of the Commissioners of the Navy Board

$10,500 00

For the salary of their secretary

2,000 00

For the salaries of their clerks, draughtsman, and messenger, per acts of 20th April, 1818, 24th May, 1824, and 2d March, 1827

8,450 00

For contingent expenses

1,800 00

22,750 00

Submitted

Two additional clerks, at $1,400 each

$2,800 00

One additional clerk, at $1,000

1,000 00

3,800 00

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

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

C.

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

Superintendent

$250 00

Two watchmen, at $500 each

1,000 00

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

3,350 00

4,600 00

D.

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

Estimated for 1840, including the exploring expedition.

Appropriated for 1839, including the exploring expedition.

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

$2,250,000 00

$2,352,625 64

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

74,620 00

44,000 00

3d. For provisions

620,000 00

600,000 00

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

1,000,000 00

1,000,000 00

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

75,000 00

75,000 00

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D—Continued.

Estimated fur 1840 including the exploring expedition

Appropriated for 1839, including the exploring expedition.

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

Portsmouth, N. H.

$20,000 00

$30,000 00

Charlestown, Mass.

17,000 00

26,000 00

Brooklyn, N. Y.

18,000 00

7,500 00

Philadelphia

5,800 00

8,000 00

Washington

20,000 00

26,000 00

Gosport, Va.

17,250 00

64,000 00

Pensacola

13,000 00

25,000 00

7th. For ordnance and ordnance stores

65,000 00

65,000 00

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

For the freight and transportation of materials and stores of every description; for wharfage and dockage, storage and rent, travelling expenses of officers, and transportation of seamen; for house rent to pursers when duly authorized; for funeral expenses; for commissions, clerk hire, office rent, stationery, and fuel to navy agents; for premiums and incidental expenses of recruiting; for apprehending deserters; for compensation to judges advocate; for per diem allowance to persons attending courts martial and courts of inquiry, or other services as authorized by law; for printing and stationery of every description, and for working the lithographic press; for books, maps, charts, mathematical and nautical instruments, chronometers, models, and drawings; for the purchase and repair of fire-engines and machinery; for the repair of steam-engines in navy yards; for the purchase and maintenance of oxen and horses, and for carts, timber-wheels, and workmen's tools of every description; for postage of letters on public service; for pilotage and towing ships of war; for taxes and assessments on public property; for assistance rendered to vessels in distress; for incidental labor at navy yards, not applicable to any other appropriation; for coal and

--545--

D—Continued.

Estimated for 1840, including the exploring expedition.

Appropriated for 1839, including the exploring expedition.

other fuel, and for candles and oil for the use of navy yards and shore stations; and for no other object or purpose whatever

$450,000 00

$450,000 00

9th. For contingent expenses for objects not hereinbefore enumerated

3,000 00

3,000 00

Less estimated for 1840 than appropriated for 1839, $128,305 64.

4,647,820 00

4,776,125 64

I. CHAUNCEY,

C. MORRIS,

ALEX. S. WADSWORTH.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

Special estimates.

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

Estimated
for 1840

Approp'd
for 1839

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

$95,063 61

To meet expenses on account of the hospitals, viz:

For the hospital at New York

$9,500 00

For the naval asylum at Philadelphia

4,250 00

For the hospital at Norfolk

3,500 00

For the hospital at Pensacola

7,000 00

24,250 00

$35,260 00

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

--546--

Notes to the general estimate or paper D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

D 1.

Estimate of the amount of pay that will be required for the year 1840, or the following vessels in commission, viz: one ship of the line, six frigates, nineteen sloops of war, seven small vessels, and one steamer, being part of the first item in the general estimate for that year.

Six commanders of squadrons

$24,000 00

One ship of the line, two decks

148,671 25

Four frigates, first class

352,485 00

Two frigates, second class

146,287 82

Twelve sloops of war, first class

525,009 00

Two sloops of war, second class

71,907 82

Five sloops of war, third class

164,946 25

Seven small vessels

131,964 25

One steamer

34,847 25

Scientific corps

20,700 00

--547--

For vessels "to cruise along the coast of Florida,
for the preservation of the lives and property of the citizens,"
having been transferred from the War to the Navy Department

$66,531 70

Estimated for 1840

1,87,350 34

Estimated for 1839

1,575,706 14

Excess over the estimate for 1839

111,644 20

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

D 2.

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

Boston

New York

Norfolk

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Total

Amount.

Captains

1

1

1

3

$10,500 00

Commanders

1

1

2,100 00

Lieutenants

6

6

6

2

2

22

33,000 00

Masters-

1

1

1

1

4

4,000 00

Pursers

1

1

1

1,987 50

Surgeons

1

1

1

3

7,200 00

Assistant surgeons

1

1

1

3

3,600 00

Passed midshipmen

18

18

18

54

8,700 00

Midshipmen

3

3

6

2,100 00

Clerks

1

1

1

3

1,500 00

Boatswains

1

1

1

3

2,250 00

Gunners

1

1

1

3

2,250 00

Carpenters

1

1

1

3

2,250 00

Sailmakers

1

1

1

3

2,250 00

Yeomen

1

1

1

3

1,440 00

Boatswain's mates

4

4

1

1

1

14

3,192 00

Gunner's mates

1

1

4

3

684 00

Carpenter's mates

1

1

4

1

1

5

1,140 00

Quartermasters

4

4

1

12

2,592 00

Masters-at-arms

1

1

1

3

648 00

--548--

D 2—Continued.

Boston

New York

Norfolk.

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Total

Amount

Ship's corporals

1

1

1

3

$540 00

Ship's stewards

1

1

1

1

1

5

1,080 00

Officers' stewards

2

2

2

1

1

8

1,728 00

Surgeons' stewards

1

1

1

3

648 00

Ship's cooks

1

1

1

1

1

5

1,080 00

Officers' cooks

2

2

2

1

7

1,512 00

Captains of the hold

1

1

1

3

540 00

Seamen

100

100

100

2

2

304

43,776 00

Ordinary seamen

100

100

100

4

4

308

36,960 00

Landsmen and apprentices

75

75

75

225

18,900 00

Estimate for 1840

330

330

330

19

16

1,025

200,147 50

Estimate for 1839

194,255 50

Excess for 1840, over the estimate for 1839

5,892 00

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

D 3.

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

Boston

New York

Philadelphia

Baltimore

Norfolk

Total

Amount

Commanders

1

1

1

1

1

5

$10,500 00

Lieutenants

2

2

2

2

2

10

15,000 00

Surgeons

1

1

1

1

1

5

8,750 00

Midshipmen

2

2

2

2

2

10

3,500 00

Estimated for 1840. Total

6

6

6

6

6

30

37,750 00

Estimated for 1839.

37,750 00

I. CHAUNCEY,

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

--549--D 4.

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

No.

PORTSMOUTH, N. H.

Pay.

Aggregate.

Naval.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Master

1,000

3

Midshipmen, at $350 each

1,050

1

Surgeon

1,800

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Sailmaker

500

1

Purser, including all allowances

941 75

1

Steward

216

$14,107 75

Ordinary.

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Carpenter's mate

228

6

Seamen, $144 each

864

12

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

1,440

4,032 00

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,400

1

Naval constructor

2,300

1

Foreman and inspector of timber

700

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

500

1

Clerk to the master builder

400

1

Porter

300

7,400 00

Total

$25,539 75

--550--

D 4—Continued.

No.

BOSTON.

Pay.

Aggregate.

Naval.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

2

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

3,000

2

Masters, at $1,000 each

2,000

i

Surgeon

1,800

2

Assistant surgeons, at $950 each

1,900

1

Chaplain

1,200

2

Professors, at $1,200 each

2,400

4

Midshipmen, at $350 each

1,400

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Sailmaker

500

1

Purser, including all allowances

1,141 75

1

Steward

216

1

Steward, assistant to purser

360

$23,017 75

Ordinary.

3

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

4,500

1

Master

1,000

6

Midshipmen, at $350 each

2,100

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

4

Carpenter's mates, 3 as caulkers, at $228 ea.

912

2

Boatswain's mates, at $228 each

456

14

Seamen, at $144 each

2,016

30

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

4,320

16,804 00

Hospital.

1

Surgeon

1,750

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Steward

360

2

Nurses, at $120 each {When the number}

240

2

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

192

1

Cook {quire them.}

144

3,636 00

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Naval constructor

2,300

1

Measurer and inspector of timber

1,050

--551--

D 4—Continued.

No.

BOSTON—Continued.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Clerk to the yard

$900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

750

1

Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper

450

1

Clerk to the naval constructor

650

1

Keeper of magazine

480

1

Porter

300

$10,230 00

Total

53,687 75

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

No.

NEW YORK.

Pay.

Aggregate.

Naval.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

2

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

3,000

2

Masters, at $1,000 each

2,000

1

Surgeon

1,800

2

Assistant surgeons, at $950 each

1,900

1

Chaplain

1,200

2

Professors, at $1,200 each

2,400

4

Midshipmen, at $350 each

1,400

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Sailmaker

500

1

Purser, including all allowances

1,141 75

1

Steward

216

1

Steward, assistant to purser

360

$23,017 75

Ordinary.

3

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

4,500

1

Master

1.000

6

Midshipmen, at $350 each

2,100

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

--552--

D 4—Continued.

No.

NEW YORK—Continued.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Carpenter

$500

4

Carpenter's mates, 3 as caulkers, at $228 ea.

912

2

Boatswain's mates, at $228 each

456

14

Seamen, at $144 each

2,016

36

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

4,320

$16,804 00

Hospital.

1

Surgeon

1,750

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Steward

360

2

Nurses, at $120 each*

240

2

Washers, at $96 each*

192

1

Cook*

144

*When the number of sick shall require them.

3,636 00

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Naval constructor

2,300

1

Measurer and inspector of timber

1,050

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

750

1

Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper

450

1

Clerk to the naval constructor

650

1

Keeper of the magazine

480

1

Porter

300

10,230 00

Total

53,687 75

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

No. PHILADELPHIA.

Pay.

Aggregate.

Naval.

1 Captain

$3,500

1 Commander

2,100

1 Lieutenant

1,500

1 Master

1,000

--553--

D 4—Continued.

No.

PHILADELPHIA—Continued.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Surgeon

$1,800

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Chaplain

1,200

1

Boatswain -

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Purser, including all allowances

1,141 75

1

Steward

216

$14,907 75

Ordinary.

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Boatswain's mate

228

4

Seamen, at $144 each

576

12

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

1,440

3 744 00

Naval asylum and hospital.

1

Captain

3,500

1

Master

1,000

1

Secretary

900

1

Surgeon*

1,750

1

Assistant surgeon*

950

1

Steward*

360

2

Nurses, at $120 each*

240

2

Washers, at $96 each*

192

1

Cook*

144

*To attend to the hospital also if required.

9 036 00

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,250

1

Naval constructor

2,300

1

Inspector and measurer of timber

900

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

500

1

Clerk to the naval constructor

400

1

Porter

300

7,450 00

Total

35,137 75

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

--554--

D 4—Continued.

No.

WASHINGTON.

Pay.

Aggregate.

Naval.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

1

Lieutenant

1.500

1

Masters, one in charge of ordnance, $1000 ea.

2,000

1

Surgeon

1,800

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Chaplain

1,200

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner, as laboratory officer

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Purser, including all allowances

1,141 75

1

Steward

216

1

Steward, assistant to purser

360

1

Steward to hospital

216

$16,483 75

Ordinary.

1

Boatswain's mate

228

1

Carpenter's mate

228

6

Seamen, at $144 each

864

14

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

1,680

3,000 00

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Master builder

1,250

1

Inspector and measurer of timber

900

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

750

1

Clerk to the master builder

450

1

Master camboose maker and plumber

1,250

1

Chain cable and anchor maker

1,250

1

Keeper of the magazine

480

1

Porter

300

10,880 00

Total

$30,363 75

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

--555--

D 4—Continued.

No.

NORFOLK.

Pay.

Aggregate.

Naval.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

2

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

3,000

2

Masters, at $1,000 each

2,000

1

Surgeon

1,800

2

Assistant surgeon, at $950 each

1,900

1

Chaplain

1,200

2

Professors, at $1,200 each

2,400

4

Midshipmen, at $350 each

1,400

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Sailmaker

500

1

Purser, including all allowances

1,141 75

1

Steward

216

1

Steward, assistant to purser

360

$23,017 75

Ordinary.

3

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

4,500

1

Master

1,000

6

Midshipmen, at $350 each

2,100

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

4

Carpenter's mates, 3 as caulkers, at $228 ea.

912

2

Boatswain's mates, at $228 each

456

14

Seamen, at $144 each

2,016

36

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

4,320

16,804 00

Hospital.

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Surgeon

1,750

1

Assistant Surgeon

950

1

Steward

360

2

Nurses, at $120 each*

240

2

Washers, at $96 each*

192

1

Cook*

144

*When the number of sick shall require them.

5,136 00

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Naval constructor

2,300

--556--

D 4—Continued.

No.

NORFOLK—Continued.

Pay.

Aggregate.

1

Inspector and measurer of timber

$1,050

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

750

1

Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper

450

1

Clerk to naval constructor

650

1

Keeper of the magazine

480

1

Porter

300

$10,230 00

Total

55,187 75

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

No.

PENSACOLA.

Pay.

Aggregate.

Naval.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Commander

2,100

2

Lieutenants, at $1,500 each

3,000

1

Master

1,000

1

Surgeon

1,800

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Chaplain

1,200

3

Midshipmen, at $350 each

1,050

1

Boatswain

500

1

Gunner

500

1

Carpenter

500

1

Sailmaker

500

1

Purser, including all allowances

1,141 75

1

Steward

216

$17,957 75

Ordinary.

1

Carpenter

500

1

Carpenter's mate

228

1

Boatswain's mate

228

10

Seamen, at $144 each

1,440

10

Ordinary seamen, at $120 each

1,200

3,596 00

Hospital.

1

Surgeon

1,750

1

Assistant surgeon

950

1

Steward

360

--557--

D 4—Continued.

No.

PENSACOLA—Continued.

Pay.

Aggregate.

2

Nurses, at $120 each*

$240

2

Washers, at $96 each*

192

1

Cook*

144

*When the number of the sick shall require them.

$3,636 00

Civil.

1

Storekeeper

1,700

1

Clerk to the yard

900

1

Clerk to the commandant

900

1

Clerk (2d) to the commandant

750

1

Clerk to the storekeeper

750

1

Clerk (2d) to the storekeeper

450

1

Porter

300

5,750 00

Total

30,939 75

Note.—The surgeon and assistant surgeon of the yard are also to attend to the marines and the receiving vessel, if one should be stationed near the yard, and to such persons employed in the yard as the commandant may direct.

No.

STATIONS.

Pay.

Aggregate.

BALTIMORE.

1

Captain

$3,500

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Surgeon

1,500

1

Purser, including all allowances

862 50

$7,362 50

CHARLESTON.

1

Captain

3,500

1

Lieutenant

1,500

1

Surgeon

1,500

1

Purser and storekeeper, including all allowances

1.189 75

7,639 75

SACKETT'S HARBOR.

1

Master

1,000

1,000 00

FOR DUTY AT WASHINGTON, OR ON GENERAL DUTY.

Ordnance.

1

Captain

3,500

1

Lieutenant

1,500

5,000 00

--558--

D 4—Continued.

No.

STATIONS-Continued.

Pay.

Aggregate.

CHART AND INSTRUMENT DEPOT.

1

Lieutenant

$1,500

3

Passed midshipmen

2,250

$3,750 00

1

Chief naval constructor

3,000

1

Civil engineer

4,000

1

Principal steam engineer

2,500

9,500 00

FOREIGN STATIONS.

1

Storekeeper at Mahon

1,500

1

Storekeeper at Rio de Janeiro

1,500

3,000 00

RECAPITULATION.

Naval.
1st item.

Ordinary.
1st item.

Hospital.
1st item.

Civil.
2d item.

Aggregate.

Portsmouth, N. H.

$14,107 75

$4,032 00

$7,400 00

$25,539 75

Boston

23,017 75

16,804 00

$3,636 00

10,230 00

53,687 75

New York

23,017 75

16,804 00

3,636 00

10,230 00

53,687 75

Philadelphia

14,907 75

3,744 00

9,036 00

7,450 00

35,137 75

Washington

16,483 75

3,000 00

10,880 00

30,363 75

Norfolk

23,017 75

16,804 00

5,136 00

10,230 00

55,187 75

Pensacola

17,957 75

3,596 00

3,636 00

5,750 00

30,939 75

Baltimore

7,362 50

7,362 50

Charleston

7,689 75

7,689 75

Sackett's Harbor

1,000 00

1,000 00

Ordnance

5,000 00

5,000 00

Chart and instrument depot

3,750 00

3,750 00

Naval constructor

3,000 00

3,000 00

Civil engineer

4,000 00

4,000 00

Principal steam engineer

2,500 00

2,500 00

Storekeepers

3,000 00

3,000 00

Estimated for 1840

157,312 50

64,784 00

25,080 00

74,670 00

321,846 50

Appropriated for 1639

157,312 50

64,784 00

25,080 00

44,000 00

291,176 50

Increased

30,670 00

30,670 00

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

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D 5.

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

Waiting orders.

Furlough.

Aggregate amount.

24 captains

$60,000 00

23 commanders

41,000 00

86 lieutenants

103,200 00

15 surgeons

24,000 00

5 pursers

3,312 50

1 purser

$331 25

2 assistant surgeons

1,300 00

38 passed midshipmen

22,800 00

1 passed midshipmen

300 00

256,012 50

631 25

$256,643 75

Add for 28 midshipmen, who, after examination,
may be entitled to be arranged as passed midshipmen,
in addition to their pay as midshipmen

8,400 00

265,043 75

 


 

Estimated for 1839

$297,737 50

Estimated for 1840

265,043 75

Less estimated for 1840

32,693 75

than for 1839.

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

D 6.

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

6,955

persons in vessels in commission, exclusive of marines.

587

marines embarked in vessels in commission.

1,298

persons attached to receiving vessels, and enlisted persons at shore stations.

Total

8,840

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8,840 persons, at one ration each a day,
will make 3,226,600 rations

which, at 20 cents each ration, is equal to

$645,320 00

For persons employed in vessels to cruise on
the coast of Florida to protect the lives and
property of the citizens,
(285 persons—104,025 rations, at 20 cents)

20,805 00

666,125 00

Estimating the balance under this head that may remain
in the Treasury on the 1st January, 1840, as available for that year,
there may be deducted the sum of $46,125, which may not be required, say

46,125 00

Which will leave

620,000 00

As stated in the third item of the general estimate,

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

D 7.

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

At Portsmouth. N. H.

For 80 feet of wharf west of launching slip, No. 2

$8,000

For completing stone launching slips at ship-houses, Nos. 1, 2, and 3

7,500

For foundation under the ship in ship-house, No. 2

2,000

For painting and repairs of all buildings, bridges, wharves, &c.

2,500

20,000

At Charlestown, Mass.

For machinery in engine-house site, No. 55

$4,500

For repairs of docks, wharves, and all buildings in the yard

12,500

17,000

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

For completing timber shed, No. 7

$2,500

For iron store

7,500

For repairing cells and heels of ports of ship-house, No. 2

1,000

For filling in low grounds

1,000

For repairs of all other buildings, docks, and wharves

6,000

18,000

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At Philadelphia.

For flooring cellars in building A

$1,125

For building a coal-house near smith's shop

525

For all other repairs and improvements

3,350

5,000

At Washington.

For steam-engines and machinery for tank and camboose shops

$11,000

For repairs of wharves, buildings, &c.

9,000

20,000

At Gosport, Va.

For steam-engines, boilers, &c., for saw-mills

$7,500

For magazine -

750

For repairs of all docks, wharves, and buildings

9,000

17,250

At Pensacola.

For furnishing 3d class houses, Nos. 8, 10, and 11

$6,000

For extending yard wall into the water

500

For repairs to all other buildings, &c.

6,500

13,000

Recapitulation.

For navy yard at Portsmouth, N. H.

$20,000

For navy yard at Charlestown, Mass.

17,000

For navy yard at Brooklyn, N. Y.

18,000

For navy yard at Philadelphia

5,000

For navy yard at Washington

20,000

For navy yard at Norfolk

17,250

For navy yard at Pensacola

13,000

110,250

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

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E.

Explanation of special estimate.

1. STEAM VESSELS.

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

2. DRY DOCK AT NEW YORK.

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

$95,063 61

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

3. FOR NAVY HOSPITALS.

For the hospital at New York

$9,500

For the naval asylum at Philadelphia

4,250

For the hospital at Norfolk

3,500

For the hospital at Pensacola

7,000

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

F.

Head Quarters Marine Corps,

Washington, November 7, 1839. Sir:

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

I remain, with great respect, your obedient servant,

ARCHIBALD HENDERSON,

Colonel Commandant,

Com. Isaac Chauncey,

President Board of Navy Commissioners.

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F-—Continued.

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

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

PAYMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.

For the pay of officers, non-commissioned officers,
musicians, privates and servants, serving on shore;
and subsistence of officers of the marine corps

$175,050 40

QUARTERMASTER'S DEPARTMENT.

2d. For provisions for the non-commissioned officers,
musicians, privates, servants and washerwomen serving on shore

$45,054 09

3d. For clothing

43,662 50

4th. For fuel,

16,274 12

5th. For the purchase of a site, and to commence
the erection of barracks at Charlestown, Mass.

50,000 00

For the purchase of a site, and to commence
the erection of barracks at Brooklyn, New York

50,000 00

For the purchase of a site, and to commence
the erection of barracks at Gosport, Virginia

50,000 00

To commence the erection of barracks at

25,000 00

6th. For keeping barracks in repair;
and for rent of temporary barracks at New York

6,000 00

7th. For transportation of officers, non-commissioned officers,
musicians, and privates; and expenses of recruiting

8,000 00

8th. For medicines, hospital supplies, surgical, instruments;
and pay of matron and hospital stewards.

4,140 00

9th. For military stores; pay of armorers, keeping arms in repair,
accoutrements, ordnance stores, flags, drums, fifes, and other instruments

2,300 00

10th. For contingencies, viz: freight, ferriage-toll,
wharfage and cartage; per diem allowance for attending courts martial
and courts of inquiry; compensation to judges advocate;
house rent where no public quarters are assigned;
per diem allowance to enlisted men on constant labor;
expenses of burying deceased marines; printing, stationary,

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F-Continued.

forage, postage on public letters, expenses in pursuit of deserters,
candles and oil straw, barrack furniture, bedsacks, spades, axes, shovels,
picks, carpenter's tools, and for the purchase and keeping of a horse
for the messenger

$17,980 00

$318,411 61

493,462 01

GEO. W. WALKER,

Paymaster Marines. AUG. A. NICHOLSON,

Quartermaster.

Head Quarters Marine Corps,

Quartermaster's Office, Washington, October 21, 1839

Sir:

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

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

AUG. A. NICHOLSON,

Quartermaster.

Col. Archibald Henderson,

Commandant Marine Corps, Head Quarters.

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

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

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

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

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

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No. 1. —Pay Department.

Detailed estimate of pay and subsistence of officers, and pay of non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of the marine corps of the United Stales, for the year 1840.

RANK AND GRADE.

Number.

PAY.

SUBSISTENCE.

Aggregate

Pay per month.

Extra pay per month.

Number
of
servants
at $8

per month.

Number
of
servants
at $7

per month.

Total.

No. rations
p. day
at 20 cts.

No. extra
or double
rations p.
day at 20 cts.

Total.

Colonel commandant

1

75 00

2

$1,069 00

6

6

$878 40

$1,946 40

Lieutenant colonel

1

60 00

2

888 00

5

5

735 00

1,620 00

Majors

4

50 00

2

3,072 00

4

4

2,342 40

5,414 40

Adjutant and inspector

1

60 00

2

912 00

4

292 80

1,204 80

Paymaster

1

60 00

2

912 00

4

292 80

1,204 80

Quartermaster

1

60 00

2

912 00

4

4

585 60

1,497 60

Assistant quartermaster

1

50 00

1

696 00

4

4

585 60

1,281 60

Captains commanding posts and at sea

4

50 00

1

2,736 00

4

4

2,342 40

5,078 40

Captains on recruiting service

4

40 00

1

2,256 00

4

4

2,342 40

4,598 40

Captains

2

40 00

1

1,128 00

4

585 60

1,713 60

First lieutenants commanding guards or detachments at sea

3

40 00

1

1,692 00

4

4

1,756 80

3,448 80

First lieutenants

16

30 00

1

7,104 00

4

4,684 80

11,788 80

Second lieutenants

20

25 00

1

7,680 00

4

5,856 00

13,536 00

Hospital steward

1

18 00

216 00

1

73 20

289 20

Sergeant major

1

17 00

204 00

204 00

Quartermaster sergeant

1

17 00

20

444 00

444 00

Drum and fife majors

2

16 00

384 00

384 00

Orderly sergeants and sergeants of guards at sea

27

16 00

5,184 00

5,184 00

Orderly sergeants employed as clerks to colonel commandant, adjutant and inspector, and quartermaster

3

16 00

20

1,296 00

1,296 00

Sergeants

50

13 00

7,800 00

7,800 00

Corporals

80

9 00

8,610 00

8,640 00

Drummers and fifers

60

8 00

5,760 00

5,760 00

Privates

932

7 00

3,288  00

78,288 00

Clerk to paymaster

1

15 80

20

429 00

1

73 20

502 80

Additional rations to officers for every five years' service

139

10,174 80

10,174 80

Payment of bounty for re-enlistment

125

1,750 00

1,750 00

141,451 60

33,598 80

175,050 40

Respectfully submitted.

GEORGE W. WALKER,

Paymaster United States Marine Corps.

Head Quarters of the Marine Corps,

Paymaster's Office, October 9, 1839.

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No. 2.—Provisions

For whom required.

Enlisted men.

Washerwomen

Matron

Servants

Clerks

Total

Rations
per day,
at 19 cts.

Rations
per day,
at 20 cts.

Amount.

For non-commissioned officers, musicians, privates, and washer women

517

34

1

552

1

$38,281 20

For clerks and officers' servants

68

5

73

1

5,329 00

Required for two months' rations for each soldier,
as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 2d March, 1835

125

125

1

1,444 79

45,054 99

No. 3.—Clothing.

For whom required.

Enlisted men.

Servants.

Clerks.

Total.

Amount.

For non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates, at $33 per annum

1,156

1,156

$38,148 00

For officers' servants, at $33 per annum

68

68

2,244 00

For paymaster's clerk, at $33 per annum

1

1

33 00

For 300 watch coats, at $8 50 each

2,250 00

For two months' clothing for each soldier, as premium for re-enlisting, agreeably to the act of 2d March, 1835

125

125

687 50

43,662 50

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No. 4.-Fuel

For whom required.

Number

Fuel for each.

Total fuel.

Amount.

Cords

Feet

Inches

Cords

Feet

Inches

Colonel commandant

1

36

4

36

4

Lieut colonel south of latitude 39

1

26

26

Majors south of latitude 39

1

26

26

Majors north of latitude 39

3

29

87

Captains north of latitude 43

1

24

4

8

24

4

8

Captains north of latitude 39

2

23

6

47

4

Captains south of latitude 39

3

21

2

63

6

Staff south of latitude 39

3

26

78

Staff north of latitude 39

1

29

29

Lieutenants north of latitude 43

2

19

1

4

38

2

8

Lieutenants north of latitude 39

12

18

4

222

Lieutenants south of latitude 39

14

16

4

231

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

239

1

5

338

3

Do. do. south of latitude 40

370

1

4

555

Clerk to paymaster

1

2

2

8

2

2

8

Hospital matron

1

1

4

1

4

Commanding officer's office, Portsmouth, N. H.

1

8

5

4

8

5

4

Guard room, Portsmouth, N. H.

1

25

25

Hospital, Portsmouth, N. H.

1

19

1

4

19

1

4

Mess room. Portsmouth, N. H.

1

4

1

4

4

1

4

Offices of the comm'dg officer and assist quartermaster at Charlestown, New York, and Philadelphia

4

8

32

Guard rooms at Charlestown, New York, and Philadelphia

3

24

72

Hospitals at Charlestown, New York, and Philadelphia

3

18

4

55

4

Mess rooms at Charlestown, New York, and Philadelphia

3

4

12

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

7

7

49

Guard rooms at headq'rs, navy yard, Washington, Norfolk, & Pensacola

4

21

84

Hospital at head quarters

1

33

33

Hospital at Norfolk and Pensacola

2

16

4

33

Mess rooms for officers at headquarters, Norfolk and Pensacola

3

3

4

10

4

Armory at Washington

1

30

30

Cords

2324

7

Which, at $7 50 per cord, is

$16,274 12

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Head Quarters Marine Corps,

Paymaster's Office, October 9, 1839.

Sir:

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

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

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

To the first clerk

$900

per annum

To the second clerk

750

"

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

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

GEORGE W. WALKER,

Paymaster United States Marine Corps.

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

No. 5.

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

Col. commandant's office, one clerk at

$900

per annum.

Adjutant and inspector's office, one clerk at

900

"

Paymaster's office, one clerk at

900

"

And one assistant clerk at

750

"

Quartermaster's office, one clerk at

900

"

And one assistant clerk at

750

"

$5,100

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

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

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

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

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

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G.

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

Class.

Name

Flag ships.

Commanders of vessels.

Commanders of squadrons.

Stations.

Ship of line

Ohio

Flag ship

Captain Joseph Smith

Commodore Isaac Hull

Mediterranean.

Frigate

Brandywine

Captain Wm. C. Botton

Mediterranean.

Sloop

Cyane

Comd'r W. K. Latimer

Mediterranean.

Frigate

Constitution

Flag ship

Captain Daniel Turner

Commo. Alex. Claxton

Pacific.

Sloop

Lexington

Captain Jno. H. Clack

Pacific.

Sloop

Falmouth

Captain Isaac McKeever

Pacific.

Sloop

St. Louis

Comd'r French Forrest

Pacific.

Schooner-

Boxer

Lt. Com'g W. C. Nicholson

Pacific.

Schooner

Shark

Lt. Comd'g A. Bigelow

Pacific.

Razee

Independence

Flag ship

Commo. Jno. B. Nicolson

Commodore J. B. Nicolson

Coast of Brazil.

Sloop

Fairfield

Com'r Charles Boarman

Coast of Brazil.

Frigate

Macedonian

Flag ship

Captain Broerley Kennon

Commo. W. B. Shubrick

West Indies.

Sloop

Vandalia

Comd'r U. P. Levy

West Indies.

Sloop

Ontario

Comd'r J. D. Williamson

West Indies.

Sloop

Erie

Comd'r Wm. V. Taylor

West Indies.

Sloop

Servant

Comd'r Joseph Smoot

West Indies.

Sloop

Warren

Comd'r Wm. A. Spencer

West Indies.

Frigate

Columbia

Flag ship

Commodore G. C. Read

Commodore G. C. Read

East Indies.

Sloop

John Adams

Comd'r Thos. W. Wayman

East Indies.

Sloop

Vincennes

Flag ship

Lt Comd'g Charles Wilkes

Lt. Comd'g Charles Wilkes

Exploring expedition.

Sloop

Peacock

Lt. Comd'g W. L. Hudson

Exploring expedition.

Store ship

Relief

Lt Comd'g A. K. Long

Exploring expedition.

Brig

Porpoise

Lt. Comd'g C. Ringgold

Exploring expedition.

Schooner-

Grampus

Lt Comd'g Jno. S. Paine

Special service.

Steam-ship

Fulton

Captain M. C. Perry

Atlantic coast.

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II.

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

At Portsmouth, N. H.

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

At Charlestown, Mass.

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

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

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

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

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

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

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

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

The frigate Hudson—is considered unfit for sea service.

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

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

The schooner Porpoise—ready for sea.

The store brig Consort—is ready for service.

At Philadelphia.

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

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

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

At Baltimore.

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

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At Gosport, Va.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RECAPITULATION.

Four ships of the line, in good order.

Two ships of the line, requiring extensive repairs.

One frigate, ready for sea service.

Two frigates, nearly repaired.

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

Six sloops of war, ready for sea service.

Two sloops of war, requiring repairs.

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

Two store brigs, in good order.

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

I.

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

At Portsmouth, N. H.

One ship of the line.

One frigate.

At Charlestown, Mass.

Two ships of the line.

One frigate.

At Brooklyn, N. Y.

Two frigates.

At Philadelphia.

One frigate.

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At Gosport, Va.

One ship of the line.

One frigate.

Recapitulation.

Four ships of the line.

Six frigates.

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office, Nov. 25, 1839.

K.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

--574--

L.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost of dry dock at Charlestown. Mass.

$677,089 75

Cost of dry dock at Gosport, Va.

974,356 69

Cost of timber sheds and other buildings at navy yards

143,508 84

Cost of labor in receiving and stowing materials

192,034 83

Cost of purchase of land, and preservation of live-oak timber

71,114 54

Cost of 867,359 cubic feet live-oak timber

1,105,215 47

Cost of 418.297 cubic feet white-oak timber

142,539 70

Cost of 10,940 white-oak knees

58,558 07

Cost of 256,634 cubic feet yellow-pine plank stocks

80,264 37

Cost of 138,499 cubic feet yellow-pine beams and carlings

47,903 48

Cost of 64,744 cubic feet mast, and spar timber

40,676 88

Cost of 533,622 lbs. (57,571 sheets) of sheathing copper, and

506,063 56

Cost of 1,736,963 lbs. copper bolts, spikes, and nails

160,004 10

Transferred to exploring expedition

150,000 00

Drawn from the Treasury for steamers

28,500 00

Total expended to the 1st October, 1839

4,377,830 27

Amount of appropriations to same date

6,250,000 00

Difference to be accounted for

872,169 73

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There was in the Treasury, 1st October, 1839

$827,609 61

Supposed to be in the hands of agents and pursers

44,560 12

$872,169 73

To the above amount to be accounted for of

$872,169 73

Add the appropriation due in 1840

750,000 00

Gives a total available amount of

$1,622,169 73

The liabilities under existing contracts on the 1st October, 1839,
exclusive of the amount which may be taken for steam-vessels, estimated at

1,205,133 22

Leaves available for future use

417,036 51

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

M.

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

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

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

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

--576--

N.

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

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

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

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

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

I. CHAUNCEY.

Navy Commissioners' Office,

November 25, 1839.

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N 1.

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

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension

Act of
Congress

under which
allowed.

Zephaniah Allen

Marine

Mar. 1, 1801

$3 00

April 23, 1800.

Samuel Abbot

Seaman

Mar. 1, 1815

5 00

do.

James Allcorn

Sailingmaster

Jan. 1, 1815

20 00

do.

Jacob Albrecht

Seaman

Aug. 1, 1814

6 00

do.

Samuel Agers

Captain

Jan. 1, 1814

50 00

do.

Robert Andrews

Quarter gunner

Aug. 1, 1829

4 50

do.

Alexander Adams

Seaman

Oct. 6, 1812

3 00

do.

George Alexander

Ordinary seaman

July 19, 1814

8 00

do.

John Agnew

Seaman

Aug. 1, 1825

5 00

do.

John Adams

Seaman

Feb. 17, 1835

6 00

do.

George Adams

Quarter gunner

Dec. 31, 1836

5 62 1/2

do.

William Adams

Seaman

July 25, 1838

3 00

do.

Joseph Ashley

Ordinary seaman-

Dec. 18, 1835

2 50

do.

Lemuel Bryant

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 1, 1814

8 00

do.

Robert Berry

Seaman

June 22, 1829

6 00

do.

Joseph Barrett

Quarter gunner

Ap'l 17, 1813

9 00

do.

John Ball

Boatswain

July 4, 1814

9 00

do.

Joseph Blake

Ordinary seaman

July 26, 1822

5 00

do.

John Bennett

Seaman

Dec. 14, 1814

6 00

do.

John Burnham

Master's mate

Dec. 10, 1813

9 00

do.

Thomas Bartlett

Seaman

Nov. 21, 1834

6 00

do.

Samuel Bosworth

Seaman

July 3, 1823

6 00

do.

Thomas Buchanan

Marine

June 4, 1829

3 00

do.

Samuel Bryant

Seaman

Mar. 5, 1830

3 00

do.

Nathan Burr

Quarter gunner

Dec. 30, 1814

4 50

do.

John Brown

Seaman

July 1, 1819

6 00

do.

Peter Barnard

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 1, 1814

4 00

do.

Edmund Brett

Marine

June 12, 1815

3 00

do.

John Brannon

Seaman

June 28, 1815

5 00

do.

Isaac Bassett

Ordinary seaman

May 15, 1814

5 00

do.

John Beatty

Marine

June 1, 1830

4 00

do.

Luke Brown

Seaman

July 5, 1834

3 00

do.

William Baggs

Marine

Mar. 1, 1814

3 00

do.

John Baxter

Seaman

Feb. 28, 1819

6 00

do.

James Bell-

Seaman

Aug. 23, 1823

6 00

do.

Godfrey Bowman

Seaman

Sept. 10, 1813

6 00

do.

William Barker

Marine

July 1, 1802

6 00

do.

John Brumley

Seaman

Sept. 1, 1826

6 00

do.

James Bantam

Ordinary seaman

July 5, 1833

4 00

do.

Jonathan Bulkley

Midshipman

June 17, 1834

9 00

do.

John Berry

Master-at-arms

Mar. 18, 1835

4 50

do.

John Butler

Seaman

Nov. 22, 1815

5 00

do.

John Bruce

Quarter gunner

Nov. 1, 1826

9 00

do.

John Bostrom

Quartermaster

May 30, 1834

3 00

do.

Peter Borge

Captain's steward

May 19, 1834

6 00

do.

Edward Barker

Marine

May 18, 1836

3 50

do.

Samuel Butler

Quarter gunner

Aug. 28, 1815

8 00

do.

Thomas Barry

Gunner

Aug. 10. 1809

5 00

do.

Thomas Barber

Ordinary seaman

July 6, 1836

5 00

do.

John Bevins

Quarter gunner

Feb. 24, 1837

7 50

do.

William Bayne

Quarter gunner

Oct. 22, 1833

3 50

do.

David C. Bunnell

Seaman

Ap'l 27, 1813

3 00

do.

Thomas Bowden

Quartermaster

Dec. 7, 1837

4 00

do.

lames Barker

Quartermaster

Ap'l 20, 1836

8 00

do.

Alfred Batts

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 24, 1833

5 00

do.

James Barron

Captain

June 22, 1807

25 00

do.

Robert Butler

Quarter gunner

Ap'l 30, 1835

3 75

do.

--578--

N 1—Continued.

NAME OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension

Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.

John Brown, 4th

Seaman

Aug. 31, 1825

$3 00

April 23, 1800

George T. Bassett

Surgeon

Aug. 20, 1830

25 00

do.

Edward Berry

Seaman

July 4, 1837

4 50

do.

William B. Brown

Gunner

July 4, 1835

2 50

do.

Leonard Chase

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 1, 1828

5 00

do.

John Clements

Seaman

Dec. 29, 1812

6 00

do.

Robert Catheart

Seaman

Sept. 20, 1816

6 00

do.

George Cornell

Carpenters male

Sept. 10, 1813

9 00

do.

John C. Chaplin

Seaman

May 21, 1831

6 00

do.

Nathaniel Chapman

Quarter gunner

June 10, 1815

9 00

do.

James Cole-

Seaman

May 1, 1823

5 00

do.

John Collins

Seaman

Feb. 9, 1813

6 00

do.

Francis Covenhoven

Ordinary seaman

June 22, 1807

3 75

do.

John Cole

Ordinary seaman

Feb. 6, 1832

5 00

do.

Robert Carson

Ordinary seaman

June 26, 1821

5 00

do.

Daniel H. Cole

Marine

Dec. 27, 1833

3 00

do.

George Coomes

Seaman

July 1, 1825

8 00

do.

Enos R. Childs

Midshipman

Ap'l 2, 1823

9 50

do.

William Cantrill

Marine

Ap'l 8, 1830

2 00

do.

Step en Champlin

Lieutenant

Sept. 3, 1814

20 00

do.

Edward Carr

Seaman

May 13, 1835

6 00

do.

William Cook

Cabin cook

June 30, 1836

4 50

do.

John Clough

Sailingmaster

June 4, 1829

15 00

do.

David Connor

Lieutenant

May 23, 1815

16 66 2/3

do.

Alexander Claxton

Midshipman

Oct. 18, 1812

7 12 1/2

do.

Horatio N. Crabb

1st lt. marine corps

Jan. 1, 1831

7 50

do.

John S. Chauncey

Midshipman

Sept. 30, 1817

4 75

do.

Thomas R. Clarke

Ordinary seaman

Feb. 18, 1823

2 50

do.

Edward Cardeven

Seaman

Feb. 28, 1836

3 00

do.

John Clark

Seaman

May 31, 1825

3 00

do.

John Clark

Boatswain's mate

Jan. 15, 1838

7 12 1/2

do.

Horace Carter

Landsman

Feb. 26, 1837

2 00

do.

John Davidson

Lieutenant

Mar. 1, 1801

20 00

do.

Stillman Dodge

Ordinary seaman

May 1, 1831

3 33 1/3

do.

John Dunn -

Marine

July 1, 1818

3 00

do.

Jacob Dornes

Seaman

July 1, 1802

8 50

do.

John Daniels

Quartermaster

Sept. 7, 1816

9 00

do.

Richard Dunn

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1829

6 00

do.

Samuel Daykin

Marine

Oct. 22, 1834

3 00

do.

John Diragen

Seaman

Dec. 22, 1815

5 00

do.

Matthias Douglass

Seaman

Ap'l 23, 1814

10 00

do.

Owen Deddolph

Gunner

June 25, 1814

5 00

do.

William Dunn

Gunner

Oct. 8, 1835

10 00

do.

Daniel Denvers

Marine

Oct. 22, 1835

3 00

do.

Joseph Dalrymple

Seaman

Feb. 24, 1814

4 50

do.

Marmaduke Dove

Sailingmaster

Ap'l 20, 1833

5 00

do.

John Downes

Master commandant

Nov. 28, 1813

10 00

do.

John A. Dickason

Carpenter

Aug. 19, 1835

3 33 1/3

do.

Ebenezer Day

Ordinary seaman

June 1, 1813

1 66 2/3

do.

James Darley

Ordinary seaman

Mar. 1, 1838

5 00

do.

James Dixon

Seaman

Nov. 11, 1835

3 00

do.

Timothy Donigan

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 27, 1837

2 50

do.

Ebenezer Evans

Seaman

Mar. 2, 1813

6 00

do.

Thomas Edwards

Quartermaster

Jan. 1, 1823

9 00

do.

Jesse Elam

Marine

Aug. 1, 1828

6 00

do.

Gardner Edwards

Ordinary seaman

June 4,1814

5 00

do.

Thomas English

Ordinary seaman

May 14, 1832

5 no

do.

William Evans

Marine

May 1, 1827

3 00

do.

Abner Enos

Master's male

June 4, 1830

6 00

do.

Francis H. Ellison

Sailingmaster

Dec. 27, 1830

15 00

do.

D. S. Edwards

Surgeon's mate

June 28, 1822

7 50

do.

--579--

N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension.

Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.

Alvin Edson

1st lt. marine corps

Feb. 6, 1832

$7 50

April 23, 1800.

George Edwards

Boy, (1st class)

May 21, 1837

4 00

do.

Francis Elliott

Marine

Ap'l 20, 1838

3 50

do.

James Eddo

Capt. of fore-castle

Jan. 16, 1835

1 75

do.

Standish F. Edwards

Seaman

May 11, 1837

3 00

do.

Edward Field

Surgeon's mate

July 1, 1804

10 00

do.

Robert Forsaith

Marine

May 18, 1799

3 00

do.

John Fallahee

Landsman

Aug. 1, 1827

4 00

do.

N. S. Farrell

Marine

May 10, 1830

3 00

do.

William Farrell

Seaman

June 4, 1829

6 00

do.

Moses French

Seaman

Ap'l 19, 1834

6 00

do.

Alfred Fisher

Seaman

May 15, 1835

5 00

do.

William Farrer

Quartermaster

Ap'l 21, 1834

6 00

do.

Michael Fitzpatrick

Master-at-arms

June 4, 1829

9 00

do.

Peter Foley

Marine

June 27, 1837

3 50

do.

William Flagg

Lieutenant

Oct. 31, 1800

18 75

do.

James Ferguson

Sailingmaster

Feb. 19, 1827

10 00

do.

Jack Flood

Seaman

July 7, 1837

6 00

do.

William Fitzgerald

Seaman

Dec. 31, 1836

6 00

do.

George Fitzgerald

Seaman

Oct. 11, 1838

2 00

do.

John Geyer

Seaman

Ap'l 6, 1815

6 00

April 2, 1816.

Samuel H. Green

Quartermaster

Jan. 1, 1819

9 00

April 23, 1800.

John Grant

Ordinary seaman

July 1, 1831

4 00

do.

Anthony Gerome

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1832

6 00

do.

William Gregory

Marine

May 28, 1830

2 00

do.

John Grant

Seaman

May 20, 1813

6 00

do.

William Gunnison

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 24, 1833

5 00

do.

Patrick Gilligan

Marine

June 4, 1829

3 50

do.

James Giant

Seaman

Ap'l 9, 1829

8 00

do.

Peter Green

Seaman

Ap'l 3, 1827

5 00

do.

Chester Goodell

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 12, 1834

3 00

do.

Charles Gordon

Ordinary seaman

May 11, 1835

5 00

do.

William Gillen

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1832

6 00

do.

Jerry Gardner

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 14, 1818

5 00

do.

Anthony Gale

Lt col. marine corps

Jan. 5, 1835

*25 00

do.

James Good

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1829

12 00

do.

John M. Garr

Steward

Nov. 11, 1832

4 50

do.

James Glass

Serg't. marine corps

Oct. 24, 1836

6 50

do.

William M. Goodshall

Seaman

July 15, 1825

6 00

do.

Richard Gilbody

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 14, 1800

4 00

do.

John Granso

Capt. of maintop

Mar. 30, 1838

3 50

do.

Daniel Gardner

Ordinary seaman

Mar. 28, 1814

2 50

do.

Uriah Hanscomb

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 16, 1799

6 00

do.

James Hatch

Quarter gunner

July 1, 1814

12 00

do.

James D. Hammond

Seaman

Dec. 29, 1812

6 00

do.

John Hamilton

Seaman

May 1, 1827

6 00

do.

Elijah L. Harris

Marine

Sept 25, 1833

3 00

do.

John Hoxse

Seaman

Aug. 15, 1800

8 50

do.

Garret Henricks

Seaman

Aug. 9, 1834

6 00

do.

John Hodgkins

Corporal's mate

July 1, 1814

7 00

do.

Roswell Hale

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 25, 1819

5 00

do.

William Harringbrook

Seaman

Feb. 18, 1814

6 00

do.

John Hogan

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1830

3 00

do.

John Hall

Quartermaster

Oct. 20, 1830

4 50

do.

Henry Hervey

Seaman

Mar. 8, 1834

4 00

do.

William Hamilton

Seaman

July 1, 1829

6 00

do.

Isaac Harding

Seaman

May 9, 1834

5 00

do.

Samuel Hambleton

Purser

Sept. 10, 1813

20 00

do.

John Harris

Quarter gunner

Aug. 1, 1827

4 50

do.

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

--580--

N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension

Act of
Congress

under which
allowed.

Simon Hillman

Ordinary seamen

July 3, 1815

$4 00

April 23, 1800.

John Hussey

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 1, 1832

5 00

do.

John J. Hardy

Seaman

June 25, 1813

6 00

do.

Joshua Howell

Ordinary seaman

June 30, 1836

5 00

do.

William L. Hudson

Sailingmaster

July 6, 1817

15 00

do.

Elias Hughes

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 28, 1837

5 00

do.

Ephraim Hathaway

Landsman

June 15, 1838

4 00

do.

Alexander Hamilton

Boatswain's mate

May 31, 1838

7 12 1/2

do.

J. L. C. Hardy

Midshipman

July 31, 1821

4 75

do.

Benjamin Herrod

Seaman

Oct. 28, 1836

3 00

do.

Thomas Huntly

Seaman

Aug. 31, 1837

3 00

do.

Horatio H. Harrison

Passed midshipman

July 15, 1838

6 50

do.

Robert Hazlett

Musician m. corps

Dec. 12, 1836

2 00

do.

Samuel P. Holbrook

Carpenter

Sept. 30, 1820

5 00

do.

David Jenkins

Seaman

Aug. I, 1828

6 00

do.

James Jackson

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1816

5 00

do.

John Johnson

Seaman

Mar. 28, 1814

6 00

do.

Thomas Jackson, 2d

Quartermaster

June 1, 1813

9 00

do.

Sylvester Jameson

Seaman

Aug. 1, 1828

6 00

do.

Edward Ingram

Boatswain

Ap'l 1, 1831

5 00

do.

Thos. ap C. Jones

Lieutenant

Dec. 14, 1814

25 00

do.

James Jeffers

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 7, 1805

6 00

do.

Obadiah Johnson

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 1, 1819

5 00

do.

Lewis Jones

Seaman

Oct. 27, 1835

6 00

do.

Richworth Jordon

Seaman

Mar. 15, 1836

6 00

do.

Henry Jackson

Capt. of foretop

Sept. 20, 1836

3 75

do.

"William Jones

Boy

Aug. 24, 1814

2 25

do.

Henry Irwin

Marine

Feb. 20, 1837

1 75

do.

Gilbert Jones

Ordinary seaman

June 30, 1815

2 50

do.

Ichabod Jackson

Seaman

Jan. 25, 1837

4 50

do.

Michael Johnson

Seaman

Jan. 31, 1812

3 00

do.

James Kelly

Marine

Aug. 24, 1814

4 50

do.

John Kenney

Quarter gunner

July 1, 1825

4 50

do.

George Kensinger

Master at arms

May 22, 1819

9 00

do.

Daniel Kleiss

Ordinary seaman

May 6, 1829

5 00

do.

Nicholas Kline

Serg't. marine corps

Jan. 1, 1832

5 00

do.

William Kennear

Marine

Ap'l 3, 1834

3 00

do.

William C. Keene

Master-at-arms

Sept. 10, 1813

9 00

do.

Thomas Kelly

Seaman

Ap'l 25, 1815

4 00

do.

Joseph Kelly

Seaman

Oct. 31, 1835

4 50

do.

Henry Keeling

Gunner

Aug. 30 1831

5 00

do.

John Keegan

Quartermaster

Mar. 27, 1830

6 00

do.

Thomas Kowse

Quartermaster

Oct. 11, 1813

9 00

do.

John Kiggan

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 30, 1838

2 50

do.

Richard Lee

Quartermaster

July 1, 1820

6 00

do.

John Lloyd

Marine

June 8, 1819

3 00

do.

Isaac Langley

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 1, 1814

5 00

do.

Timothy Lane

Cook

Mar. 25, 1816

8 00

do.

John Lewis

Boatswain's mate

Jan. 1, 1832

9 00

do.

James Lloyd

Marine

April 5, 1834

2 00

do.

John Lagrange

Seaman

Nov 30, 1831

4 50

do.

Peter Levis

Ordinary seaman

July 30, 1837

5 00

do.

John Loscomb

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 15, 1838

2 50

do.

John Lovely

Seaman

Ap'l 23, 1835

6 00

do.

John Leonard

Seaman

July 1, 1829

9 00

do.

John G. Lanman

Quarter gunner

June 20, 1836

7 50

do.

Edward Libbis

Ordinary seaman

June 11, 1836

1 66 2/3

do.

Robert Lewis

Steward

Sept. 5, 1830

6 75

do.

James Merrill

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 23, 1819

5 00

do.

Colton Murray

Boatswain's mate

Aug. 11, 1831

9 00

do.

Enoch M. Miley

Quarter gunner

Mar. 28, 1814

8 00

do.

--581--

N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension.

Act of
Congress

under which
allowed.

Peter McMahon

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 2, 1807

$6 00

April 23, 1800.

Andrew Mattison

Seaman

Sept. 10, 1813

5 00

do.

Patrick McLaughlin

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 1, 1815

5 00

do.

Charles Moore

Seaman

Aug. 5, 1822

6 00

do.

Giles Manchester

Ordinary seaman

May I, 1827

5 00

do.

John Myers

Seaman

Nov. 1, 1828

6 00

do.

Joseph Marks

Seaman

May 1, 1827

6 00

do.

Samuel McIsaacs

Boy

July 30, 1814

5 00

do.

James Moses

Purser's steward

Ap'l 23, 1816

9 00

do.

William Moran

Seaman

Dec. 5, 1815

6 00

do.

Enos Marks

Ordinary seaman

Feb 16, 1815

5 00

do.

John H. McNeale

Seaman

June 1, 1832

3 00

do.

John Mitchell

Quartermaster

June 11, 1832

8 00

do.

Matthew McMurray

Seaman

Sept. 1, 1827

6 00

do.

Thomas Miller

Seaman

Oct. 23, 1829

4 00

do.

Matthias McGill

Seaman

May 28, 1814

8 00

do.

John Moore

Seaman

Dec. 4, 1817

6 00

do.

Archibald Moffat

Ordinary seaman

June 1, 1832

5 00

do.

John Meigs

Seaman

July 1, 1819

10 00

do.

Thomas Murdock

Seaman

June 30, 1836

6 00

do.

John Munroe

Seaman

July 22, 1835

3 00

do.

Richard Merchant

Marine

June 30, 1824

1 75

do.

John McMahon

Ordinary seaman

July 9, 1836

5 00

do.

Samuel Miller

Capt. marine corps

Ap'l 24, 1814

10 00

do.

James McDonnell

Seaman

Dec. 31, 1836

3 00

do.

Charles Morris

Lieutenant

Aug. 19, 1812

12 50

do.

John T. McLaughlin

Passed midshipman

Feb. 8, 1837

9 37 1/2

do.

Jacob Marks

Marine

June 30, 1810

43 3/4

do.

George Marshall

Gunner

Mar. 31, 1825

2 50

do.

James McDonnell

Corporal m. corps

Dec. 31, 1814

2 25

do.

Edward Mania

Seaman

Mar. 3, 1837

3 00

do.

Samuel Meade

Seaman

Oct. 19, 1837

3 00

do.

William P. McArthur

Midshipman

Jan. 15, 1838

4 75

do.

John Marston, jr.

Midshipman

Dec. 31, 1814

4 75

do.

William Mervine

Midshipman

Nov. 28, 1812

3 66 2/3

do.

William Middleton

Seaman

Jan. 1, 1837

8 00

do.

James Mount

Sergeant

June 7, 1837

3 25

do.

Edward Myers

Seaman

May 27, 1837

3 00

do.

Henry J. Mercier

Ordinary seaman

May 20, 1837

1 25

do.

John Moore

Seaman

Jan. 9, 1838

4 50

do.

Patrick Murphy

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 19, 1836

5 00

do.

James Nickerson

Seaman

Jan. 15, 1815

6 00

do.

John Nugent

Seaman

Aug. 14, 1813

6 00

do.

John P. Noyer

Marine

July 1, 1826

5 00

do.

William Napier

Corporal m. corps

July 1, 1826

4 00

do.

John Neilson

Quarter gunner

Jan. 1, 1832

9 00

do.

James Nagle

Seaman

June 30, 1834

5 00

do.

David Newbury

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 15, 1836

2 50

do.

Francis B. Nichols

Midshipman

June 1, 1818

4 75

do.

William Newton

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 11, 1814

1 25

do.

Isaac Omans

Seaman

June 26, 1821

6 00

do.

Samuel Odiorne

Seaman

Dec. 24, 1825

6 00

do.

Asael Owens

Seaman

Jan. 22, 1838

3 00

do.

Thomas B. Parsons

Seaman

Sept. 1, 1808

6 00

do.

William Perry

Seaman

April 9, 1825

6 00

do.

John Peterson

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 10, 1813

5 00

do.

Usher Parsons

Surgeon

Feb. 7, 1816

12 50

do.

William Parker

Seaman

Ap'l 27, 1813

6 00

do.

Stephen Phyfer

Ordinary seaman

April 4, 1825

7 00

do.

John Piner

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 6, 1828

5 00

do.

Daniel Peck

Seaman

July 1, 1829

6 00

do.

--582—

N 1—Continued.

NAME OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension

Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.

John Price

Seaman

May 11, 1835

$6 00

April 23, 1800.

Charles Pasture

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1815

5 00

do.

Neale Patterson

Seaman

July 1, 1820

8 00

do.

James Perry

Ship's corporal

Sept. 1, 1827

9 00

do.

Thomas Payne

Sailingmaster

Feb. 7, 1834

20 00

do.

Peter Pierson

Seaman

Mar. 30, 1836

6 00

do.

Payne Perry

Seaman

April 6, 1815

6 00

April 2, 1816.

Joseph Peck

Seaman

Oct. 19, 1836

2 50

April 23, 1800.

Charles T. Platt

Lieutenant

June 4, 1829

25 00

do.

Samuel Philips

Carpenter

Mar. 23, 1815

7 50

do.

N. A. Prentiss

Sailingmaster

Nov. 30, 1814

10 00

do.

John Percival

Lieutenant

Dec. 22, 1825

12 50

do.

David Porter

Captain

Jan. 24, 1825

40 00

do.

Edward Power

Ordinary seaman

May 27, 1834

5 00

do.

Charles Perry

Seaman

Nov. 30, 1837

4 50

do.

David Quille

Quartermaster

Feb. 20, 1815

5 00

do.

Peter Quantin

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 17, 1813

5 00

do.

Nathan Rolfe

Seaman

Dec. 14, 1813

6 00

do.

James Rodgers

Sailingmaster

July 27, 1815

15 00

do.

Edward Ross

Boy

Jan. 1, 1827

3 00

do.

Edward Rowland

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 11, 1814

5 00

do.

Rosnante Rhodes

Seaman

Dec. 3, 1815

6 00

do.

John Rice

Seaman

July 19, 1830

6 00

do.

William Robinson

Marine

June 5, 1817

6 00

do.

John Rogers

Captain's yeoman

May 18, 1832

4 50

do.

John Romeo

Ordinary seaman

April 6, 1828

5 00

do.

John Randall

Marine

Sept. 2, 1805

3 00

do.

John Riley

Marine

July 1, 1831

3 00

do.

John Richards

Quarter gunner

Oct. 20, 1829

9 00

do.

Benjamin Richardson

Master's mate

Oct. 8, 1829

10 00

do.

Alonzo Rowley

Ordinary seaman

Mar. 15, 1836

5 00

do.

John Roberts

Seaman

June 1, 1813

3 00

do.

R. S. Randolph

Midshipman

Oct. 7, 1815

6 00

do.

John Revel

Ordinary seaman

Aug 20, 1833

2 50

do.

James [C]. Reed

Ordinary seaman

Mar. 5, 1837

2 50

do.

James Roberts

Quarter gunner

Ap'l 14, 1832

1 87 1/2

do.

Samuel Rose

Seaman

May 24, 1836

4 50

do.

John Richmond

Marine

July 31, 1816

1 75

do.

Samuel Riddle

Seaman

June 30, 1836

3 00

do.

John Robinson

Master's mate

Jan. 31, 1814

1 25

do.

James Reid

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 14, 1838

5 00

do.

Thomas Riley

Gunner

June 23, 1837

7 50

do.

Burnet Rogan

Landsman

June 6, 1838

2 00

do.

Nathaniel Staples

Seaman

May 1, 1833

3 00

do.

Aaron Smith

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 1, 1828

2 50

do.

Patrick Scanton

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 1, 1811

6 00

do.

Benjamin Stevens

Master's mate

June 27, 1814

10 00

do.

Otis Sage

Corporal m. corps

Nov. 16, 1835

4 50

do.

Stephen Simpson

Marine

Nov. 16, 1835

3 50

do.

William Smith

Ordinary seaman

June 1, 1827

5 00

do.

John Schriver

Seaman

Ap'l 10, 1811

5 00

do.

John Schrouder

Seaman

June 29, 1819

6 00

do.

Robert Scatterly

Seaman

Mar. 28, 1812

4 00

do.

Jonas A. Stone

Seaman

April 4, 1829

9 00

do.

William Sitcher

Musician m. corps

Jan. 1, 1834

3 50

do.

Eli Stewart

Master's mate

May 20, 1814

7 00

do.

Harmon Sutton

Seaman

July 1, 1829

3 00

do.

William Stockdale

Marine

July 26, 1816

6 00

do.

Thomas Smith

Boatswain

April 6, 1815

10 00

April 2, 1816.

Thomas I. Still

Marine

Jan. 1, 1832

3 00

April 23, 1800.

Richard S. Suter

Midshipman

Dec. 16, 1814

9 50

do.

--583—

N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension.

Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.

Charles Sheeter

Boatswain's mate

Nov. 1, 1832

$6 00

April 23, 1800.

Robert Speddin

Lieutenant

Dec. 5, 1823

25 00

do.

Jacob Schriver

Seaman

Mar. 15, 1836

6 00

do.

William Seymore

Seaman

Feb. 17, 1836

6 00

do.

Thomas H. Stevens

Midshipman

Nov. 28, 1812

7 12 1/2

do.

Joseph Smith

Lieutenant

Sept. 11, 1814

18 75

do.

Joseph Smith

Boatswain

Dec. 31, 1837

5 00

do.

James Shanklin

Ordinary seaman

June 1, 1813

2 50

do.

Leonard Stevens

Sergeant m. corps

Jan. 27, 1837

3 25

do.

Alfred Smith

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 27, 1837

2 50

do.

John Smith

Seaman

Aug. 31, 1834

3 00

do.

Alexander Smith

Seaman

July 26, 1836

3 00

do.

James Smith

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 2, 1837

2 50

do.

Thomas Stalling

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 7, 1826

2 50

do.

John Strain

Seaman

Feb. 28, 1837

4 50

do.

John Stevens

Quartermaster

May 21, 1831

4 50

do.

Jeremiah Sullivan

Seaman

June 30, 1837

6 00

do.

Horace B. Sawyer

Midshipman

June 3, 1813

4 75

do.

William Smart

Ordinary seaman

July 1, 1829

5 00

do.

Thomas Smith

Seaman

April 5, 1839

2 00

do.

James Spiers

Ordinary seaman

May 5, 1837

3 75

do.

Samuel Spooner

Ordinary seaman

Oct. 15, 1838

1 66 2/3

do.

James Trumbull

Ordinary seaman

April 6, 1815

5 00

April 2, 1816.

Owen Taylor

Seaman

Aug. 19, 1812

6 00

April 23, 1800.

Henry Townsend

Ordinary seaman

Dec. 18, 1814

5 00

do.

David Thomas

Marine

Jan. 1, 1806

3 00

do.

Phillips Tully

Seaman

Jan. 10, 1816

6 00

do.

Isaac Thomas

Marine

Oct. 30, 1826

6 00

do.

William Thompson

Ordinary seaman

May 20, 1826

7 50

do.

John Tarleton

Ordinary seaman

May 8, 1833

4 00

do.

James Tull

Sergeant m. corps

June 29, 1816

5 00

do.

George Tunstall

Seaman

Ap'l 14, 1836

3 00

do.

James Thompson

Seaman

June 30, 1836

6 00

do.

Thomas Findley

Seaman

April 6, 1815

3 00

April 2, 1816.

Julius Terry

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 31, 1812

5 00

April 23, 1800.

R. R. Tinslar

Surgeon

Jan. 31, 1830

6 50

do.

Peter Tooley

Marine

Jan. 27, 1837

3 50

do.

John Taylor

Quartermaster

May 31, 1839

8 00

do.

Benjamin Underwood

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 24, 1815

5 00

do.

George Upham

Marine

July 12, 1816

3 00

do.

William Venable

Boatswain's mate

May 2, 1834

4 75

do.

Gabriel Vanhorn

Marine

Dec. 23, 1837

3 50

do.

Caleb Wiggins

Ordinary seaman

May 23, 1814

3 00

do.

Peter Woodbury

Quartermaster

Mar. 18, 1813

9 00

do.

Reuben Wright

Carpenter's mate

Aug. 30, 1814

8 00

do.

John Williams

Seaman

July 1, 1818

6 00

do.

John Waters

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 24, 1824

5 00

do.

William S. Welsh

Seaman

May 1, 1827

6 00

do.

Solomon White

Seaman

Feb. 29, 1812

3 0[]

do.

John Wright, 1st

Quarter gunner

Sept. 6, 1835

6 00

do.

Charles Weeks

Seaman

Feb. 23, 1830

6 00

do.

James B. Wright

Quartermaster

May 1, 1831

9 00

do.

Henry Ward

Quarter gunner

May 27, 1833

9 00

do.

Robert M. Wilson

Master's mate

Jan. 1, 1816

10 00

do.

James Wines

Seaman

Mar. 28, 1824

6 00

do.

Thomas Ward

Captain of foretop

Jan. 14, 1835

7 50

do.

William Williams

Marine

July 9, 1828

3 50

do.

William A. Weaver

Midshipman

June 1, 1813

9 50

do.

Joseph Ward

Seaman

July 1, 1818

6 00

do.

James Wilson

Quartermaster

July 1, 1817

9 00

do.

James Williamson

Armorer

Sept. 1, 1831

3 00

do.

--584--N 1—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension.

Act of
Congress

under which
allowed.

William Whitney

Seaman

Nov. 1, 1818

$8 00

April 23, 1800.

John A. Webster

Sailingmaster

Sept. 13, 1814

20 00

June 30, 1834.*

William Wicks

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 4, 1813

4 00

April 23, 1800.

Charles Wilson

Quartermaster

Oct. 1, 1826

9 00

do.

James Woodhouse

Seaman

Mar. 17, 1836

6 00

do.

William Ward

Seaman

Aug. 1, 1832

6 00

do.

Charles Wheeler

Seaman

Oct. 3, 1836

3 00

do.

John Wright, 2d

Quarter gunner

Nov. 7, 1836

5 62 1/2

do.

William Welsh

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 1, 1822

2 50

do.

Charles W. White

Ordinary seaman

Feb. 17, 1837

5 00

do.

Marvel Wilcox

Carpenter's mate

Jan. 1, 1821

9 50

do.

Elias Wiley

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 10, 1813

2 50

do.

R. D. Wainwright

Lieutenant m. corps

Aug. 27, 1810

7 50

do.

Samuel E. Watson

Major marine corps

Feb. 4, 1837

18 75

do,

William Wright

Seaman

Aug. 31, 1832

3 00

do.

Thomas Williamson

Surgeon

Dec. 31, 1835

15 00

do.

Job G. Williams

1st lieut. marine corps

June 30, 1828

7 50

do.

John Williams

1st capt. of foretop

Sept. 9, 1830

1 87 1/2

do.

Edward Watts

Seaman

Dec. 31, 1828

3 00

do.

Henry Walpole

Seaman

Oct. 2, 1820

3 00

do.

Jack Williams

Seaman

Mar. 22, 1828

6 00

do.

Francis Williams

Landsman

Jan. 15, 1838

1 00

do.

George Wiley

Seaman

Mar. 1, 1837

3 00

do.

Henry Williams

Ordinary seaman

Mar. 3, 1838

5 00

do.

Thomas Welsh

Quarter gunner

Feb. 26, 1820

12 00

do.

Samuel Williams

Quartermaster

Sept. 1, 1827

9 00

do.

William Wagner

Quarter gunner

Dec. 3, 1819

9 00

do.

Robert Woods

Seaman

Dec. 31, 1836

3 00

do.

James L Walsh

Ordinary seaman

Ap'l 30, 1837

5 00

do.

William G. Woolsey

Lieutenant

Oct. 22, 1828

8 33 1/3

do.

John Waters

Seaman

Sept. 30, 1838

3 00

do.

George Wilson

Seaman

Mar. 23, 1838

6 00

do.

John W. West

Lieutenant

Nov. 30, 1830

6 25

do.

John Young

Lieutenant

May 21, 1829

25 00

do.

The number of invalid pensioners is 456.

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

* Special.

--585--

N 2.

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

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Husband's rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension

Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.

Sally Annis

Seaman

Ap'l 20, 1815

$6 00

March 4, 1814.

Adelaide H. Adams

Master commandant

Jan. 1, 1831

30 00

June 30, 1834.

Louisa Auchmiety

Lieutenant

Oct. 8, 1835

25 00

do.

Betsey Armstrong

Carpenter

Sept. 6, 1836

10 00

do.

Catharine Anderson

Marine

Feb. 19, 1813

3 50

March 3, 1837.

Abigail Appleton

Seaman

Jan. 4, 1815

6 00

do.

Martha Ann Atwood

Purser

May 11, 1823

20 00

do.

Elizabeth Armitage

Seaman

Mar. 7, 1810

6 00

do.

Juliana Burchmore

Surgeon

Sept. 10, 1829

27 50

June 30, 1834.

Maria Babbit

Surgeon

May 24, 1826

25 00

do.

Caroline M. Berry

Lieutenant

July 17, 1824

25 00

do.

Elizabeth H. Baldwin

Captain's clerk

Ap'l 12, 1816

12 50

March 3, 1817.

Nabby Burchstead

Carpenter

Dec. 14, 1833

10 00

June 30, 1834.

Mary Burns

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1835

6 00

do.

Susan Bainbridge

Captain

July 27, 1833

50 00

do.

Eliza K. Boughan

Lieutenant

Nov. 6, 1832

25 00

do.

Emily Beale

Purser

Ap'l 4, 1835

20 00

do.

Mary J. Babbit

Nov. 29, 1830

16 66 2/3

July 2, 1836*

Letitia Blake

Marine

Aug. 14, 1836

3 50

June 30, 1834.

Lydia Brown

Carpenter

Mar. 28, 1824

10 00

do.

Elizabeth Beeler

Corporal m. corps

Sept. 8, 1830

4 50

March 3, 1837.

Catharine M. Beers

Surgeon

June 8, 1831

25 00

do.

Polly Barry

Marine

Dec. 7. 1812

3 50

do.

Elizabeth Bishop

Seaman

Dec. 18, 1813

6 00

do.

Martha Burrill

Seaman

Dec. 14, 1822

6 00

do.

Elizabeth Bartlett

Seaman

Ap'l 25, 1813

6 00

do.

Elizabeth Barnes

Carpenter

Nov. 2, 1819

10 00

do.

Mahala Berry

Seaman

May 18, 1838

6 00

do.

Eliza Bradlee

Sergeant m. corps

Ap'l 12, 1838

6 50

do.

Gratia Bay

Quartermaster

Jan. 6, 1834

18 00

do.

Sarah Bernard

Carpenter's mate

Sept. 10, 1829

9 50

do.

Abigail Bailey

Landsman

Dec. 31, 1834

4 00

do.

Phebe Butler

Purser

Ap'l 9, 1837

20 00

do.

Mary Ann Boyd

Surgeon

Mar. 26, 1839

30 00

do.

Elizabeth Buck

Musician m. corps

Dec. 5, 1838

4 00

do.

Elizabeth Bellingham

Seaman

Aug. 9, 1837

6 00

do.

Mary Cheever

Ap'l 12, 1814

8 33 1/3

Ap'l 12, 1814.*

Abigail Cowell

Lieutenant

Ap'l 18, 1814

25 00

March 3, 1817.

Harriet Carter

Lieutenant

Sept. 6, 1823

25 00

do.

Ann M. Clunet

Sergeant m. corps

Dec. 1, 1825

6 50

June 20, 1813.

Eliza M. Cloud

Assistant surgeon

Aug. 1, 1831

15 00

June 30, 1834.

Celia Cross

Lieutenant

Feb. 10, 1834

25 00

do.

Eliza Cassin

Purser

Aug. 19, 1821

20 00

March 3, 1817.

Frances P. Cook

Lieutenant

Feb. 7, 1834

25 00

June 30, 1834.

Leah Carter

Musician m. corps

Sept. 23, 1834

4 00

do.

Maria J. Cuvilier

Musician m. corps

June 28, 1834

4 00

do.

Eliza M. Cocke

Lieutenant

Mar. 7, 1823

25 00

June 20, 1813.

Fanny Cassin

Lieutenant

Nov. 30, 1826

25 00

June 30, 1834.

Ann V. Cocke

Lieutenant

May 31, 1835

25 00

do.

Ann Clarke

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 27, 1836

5 00

do.

Ann D. Campbell

Lieutenant

June 3, 1836

25 00

do.

Sarah Clementson

Sailmaker

July 9, 1833

10 00

March 3, 1837.

Margaret Cowan

Gunner

Sept. 14, 1831

10 00

do.

Elizabeth Cash

Seaman

Jan. 12, 1837

6 00

do.

Ellen Coxe

Passed midshipman

June 30, 1822

12 50

do.

Susannah Critchet

Seaman

June 19, 1812

6 00

March 4, 1814.

Eleanor Carreia

Gunner

Dec. 21, 1823

10 00

March 3, 1837.

* Special.

--586--

N 2—Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Husband's rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension

Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.

Elizabeth J.Caldwell

Lieutenant

Aug. 9, 1831

$25 00

June 30, 1834.

Margaret Carmick

Major marine corps

Nov. 6, 1816

25 00

March 3, 1837.

Mary Cassin

Lieutenant

Oct. 15, 1837

25 00

do.

Elizabeth Cernon

Ordinary seaman

Nov. 28, 1823

5 00

do.

Hannah J. Caldwell

Lieutenant

June 30, 1834

25 00

do.

Ellen Cars

Lieutenant

May 3, 1837

25 00

do.

Sarah Ann Cooke

Surgeon

Dec. 4, 1838

35 00

do.

Ann Conrad

Landsman

Mar. 8, 1834

4 00

do.

Harriet Creighton

Captain

Oct. 13, 1838

50 00

do.

Ann Crain

Ship's corporal

Oct. 25, 1834

7 00

do.

Ellen Dix

Surgeon

Ap'l 16, 1823

27 50

March 3, 1817.

Eliza Doxey

Sailingmaster

May 20, 1828

20 00

June 30, 1834.

Lamitia Dill

Boatswain

Dec. 19, 1831

10 00

do.

Laura P. Daggett

Gunner

Ap'l 9, 1836

10 00

do.

Catharine Davidson

Seaman

June 27, 1836

6 00

do.

Sarah Drew

Sailingmaster

Ap'l 19, 1823

20 00

March 3, 1837.

Susan Decatur

Captain

Mar. 22, 1820

50 00

do.

Susan Davis

Quarter gunner

Aug. 10, 1800

7 50

do.

Virginia Duncan

Passed midshipman

Aug. 3, 1836

12 50

do.

Ellen Dever

Landsman

Ap'l 23, 1823

4 00

do.

Elizabeth Ann Dent

Captain

July 31, 1823

50 00

do.

Prudence Denham

Ordinary seaman

June 27, 1837

5 00

do.

Peggy Dorney

Steward

Jan. 25, 1838

9 00

do.

Arabella Dubois

Seaman

Aug. 30, 1837

6 00

do.

Sarah Davis

Master's mate

Jan. 6, 1820

10 00

do.

Mary Davis

July 1, 1823

9 00

do.

Mary Frances Davis

Sailmaker

Jan. 26, 1839

10 00

do.

Dorothy M. Evans

Boatswain

July 9, 1832

10 00

June 30, 1834.

Jane Evans

Captain

June 2, 1824

50 00

do.

Harriet Ann Elbert

Lieutenant

Dec. 20, 1812

25 00

March 4, 1814.

Abigail Eldridge

Seaman

June 2, 1831

6 00

March 3, 1837.

Hannah Everett

Chaplain

Ap'l 12, 1837

20 00

do.

Phebe Eldridge

Gunner

Dec. 31, 1806

10 00

do.

Ann R. Edwards

Lieutenant

Jan. 1, 1838

25 00

do.

Mary Ford

Carpenter's mate

Ap'l 20, 1815

9 00

March 4 1814.

Abigail Fernald

Seamen

Feb. 24, 1815

6 00

do.

Mary T. Forrest

Lieutenant

Oct. 1, 1825

25 00

June 30, 1831

Catharine Freemody

Ordinary seaman

Jan. 20, 1836

5 00

do.

Elizabeth Ferguson

Seaman

July 24, 1814

G 00

March 3, 1837.

Mary Forrest

Sergeant m. corps

Mar. 11, 1832

8 50

June 30, 1834.

Eliza M. Fortin

Steward

Jan. 28, 1833

9 00

March 3, 1837.

Lucy Flagg

Gunner

Ap'l 20, 1816

10 00

do.

Ann Fletcher

Marine

Jan. 20, 1818

3 50

do.

Mary Griffin

Surgeon

Nov. 1, 1814

30 00

March 3, 1817.

Margaret F. Green

Carpenter

Nov 11, 1834

10 00

June 30, 1834.

Eliza Grayson

Captain m. corps

June 30, 1823

20 00

March 3, 1817.

Sophia Gardner

Master commandant

Sept. 1, 1815

30 00

do.

Elizabeth C. Gray

Boatswain

Feb. 15, 1836

10 00

June 30, 1834.

Hannah L. Gamble

Major marine corps

Sept. 11, 1836

25 00

do.

Ann B. Grimes

Captain m. corps

July 25, 1834

20 00

do.

Ann Gardner

Gunner

Ap'l 28, 1835

10 00

do.

Olive Grover

Ordinary seaman

Feb. 2, 1836

5 00

do.

Dionysia Goodrum

Lieutenant

May 9, 1836

25 00

do.

Ann T. Green

Purser

Aug. 24, 1812

20 00

March 3, 1837.

Elizabeth Goldthwait

Ordinary seaman

Aug. 25, 1813

5 00

do.

Laura Griswold

Ordinary seaman

Mar. 29, 1837

5 00

do.

Jane Goslin

Marine

Dec. 28, 1831

3 50

do.

Mary GalIon

Seaman

Ap'l 28, 1825

6 00

do.

Mary Glass

Carpenter's mate

Oct. 1, 1837

9 50

do.

Mary S. Gadsden

Master commandant

Aug. 28, 1812

30 00

do.

Rebecca Gulliver

Marine

Jan. 31. 1822

3 50

do.

--587--

N 2—-Continued.

NAMES OF PENSIONERS.

Husband's rank.

Commencement
of pension.

Monthly
pension

Act of
Congress
under which
allowed.

Mary E. Holbert

Corporal m. corps

June 30, 1834

$4 00

June 30, 1834.

Phebe Hamersley

Lieutenant

Oct. 1, 1823

25 00

March 3, 1837.

Sarah Higgins

Seaman

Sept. 28, 1834

6 00

June 30, 1834.

Diana Hardy

Ordinary seaman

Sept. 10, 1813

5 00

March 4, 1814.

Susan Harraden

Master commandant

Jan. 20, 1818

30 00

Jan. 20, 1813.

Ellen Nora Hanbury

Sergeant m. corps

Jan. 4, 1825

8 00

June 30, 1834.

Theresa Hoffman

Musician m. corps

Sept. 10, 1837

4 00

do.

Eliza Henley

Captain

May 23, 1835

50 00

do.

Mary Henley

Captain

Oct. 7, 1828

50 00

do.

Mary R. Hatch

Pilot

Feb. 5, 1814

20 00

Jan. 20, 1813.

Phebe W. Hoffman

Captain

Dec. 10, 1834

50 00

June 30, 1834.

Anne R. Hall

Sailmaker

Sept. 18, 1826

10 00

do.

Hannah Hazen

Seaman

Mar. 28, 1814

6 00

Jon. 20, 1813.

Cornelia Hobbs

Lieutenant

April 3, 1830

25 00

June 30, 1834.

Mary Ann H. Holmes

Armorer

Sept. 8, 1833

9 00

March 3, 1837.

Mary S. Hunter

Chaplin

Feb. 24, 1823

20 00

do.

Hannah Hammond

Marine

Nov. 10, 1817

3 50

do.

Mary Ann Hartnett

Carpenter

Sept. 9, 1830

10 00

do.

Phebe Hollis

Marine

May 13, 1811

3 50

do.

Emma Horton

Midshipman

Aug. 7, 1815

9 50

do.

Hetty Henry

Seaman

May 25, 1834

6 00

do.

Mary A. Horsley

Surgeon

Sept. 8, 1831

27 50

do.

Mary Hanna

Gunner

Jan. 17, 1837

10 00

do.

Ann J. Holmes

Master-at-arms

Aug. 22, 1836

9 00

do.

Rebecca Higgins

Seaman

Sept. 30, 1837

6 00

do.

Sarah A. Huntt

Purser

April 4, 1837

20 00

do.

Mary Hackleton

Seaman

Dec. 5, 1812

6 00

do.

Eliza Halsey

Purser

Jan. 2, 1838

20 00

do.

Ellen Hunter

Marine

May 16, 1838

3 50

do.

Abigail Jones

Cook

Ap'l 20, 1815

9 00

Jan. 20, 1813.

Ellen Jenkins

Seaman

June 2, 1825

6 00

June 30, 1834.

Mary Jones

Chaplin

Jan. 29, 1820

20 00

do.

Mary T. Johnson

Carpenter's mate

Jan. 30, 1814

9 50

Jan. 20, 1813.

Elizabeth Jones

Marine

Sept. 1, 1827

3 00

June 30, 1834.

Catharine Jolly

Captain of fore-top

Dec. 26, 1836

7 00

do.

Hannah Ingraham

Seaman

Ap'l 10, 1837

6 00

March 3, 1837.

Abigail Jones

Seaman

Aug. 16, 1800

6 00

do.

Elizabeth Johnston

Landsman

Feb. 21, 1833

4 00

do.

Catharine Johnson

Gunner

Aug. 11, 1818

10 00

do.

Mary Ann Jackson

Ordinary seaman

May 2, 1838

5 00

do.

Theresa Jones

Marine

June 26, 1810

3 50

do.

Abigail Kitchen

Seaman

Aug. 16, 1800

6 00

June 30, 1834.

Harriet J. Kissam

Surgeon

Oct. 6, 1828

30 00

do.

Eliza Kitts

Sailingmaster

Sept. 27, 1819

20 00

March 3, 1837.

C.C. King

Sergeant m. corps

Aug 3, 1837

6 50

do.

Lydia Low

Yeoman

Aug. 1, 1834

7 50

June 30, 1834.

Julia M. Lawrence

Captain

June 1, 1813

50 00

Jan. 20, 1813.

Elizabeth Lee

Lieutenant

June 30, 1832

25 00

June 30, 1834.

Frances M. Lewis

Master commandant

Sept. 1, 1815

30 00

March 3, 1817.

Elizabeth Lagoner

Seaman

Mar. 4, 1835