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by the officers of the Navy, in relation to vessels and persons that inay be engaged in that traffic.
The head of Resolutions, comprises all the Acts of Congress, in that form, froin the 29th of March, 1800, to the 22nd of February, 1816, expressive of the exalted sentiments entertained by the nation with respect to the gallant and heroic behaviour and achievements of the officers, seamen, and marines, of the Navy, and the thanks, medals, swords, and extra pay, voted to them respectively.
In several instances, the provisions respecting the Naval Estab. lishment are so commingled, and interwoven with those relative to other Departments, that, to separate them entirely, it would have been necessary to disjoint them, and vary, in a considerable degree, the phraseology. However allowable this may be in a Digest, it is scarcely admissible in a Collection, of Laws; and hence most of the sections of this description have been given at large, without curtailment, so as to avoid the possibility of mistake, and to prevent
Accountability in the Navy Department.
a distinct account of the expenditure and application
of money drawn from the 'Treasury,............. 18
to no other. (See below, Art. 33.]......
with audited, settled, and reported for his revision and
balances unsettled, &c. for more than three years, be-
pot exceeding one per cent. on moneys disbursed, &c. 19
direction of the Secretary of the Navy, to be made by
statement to be laid before Congress,.. .........20,21
expenditure of moneys for contingent expenses, &c..... 21
ing in the Navy Department, or relative thereto,....
ers, to be transmitted to the Second Comptroller for his
penditures of public moneys in regard to the Navy De-
Treasury the application of money appropriated, to be
Fourth Auditor, certify the balances to the Secretary of
servation of the public accounts subject to his revision, 24
from the books and proceedings of his office, to be ad-
tions to witnesses, when necessary for the due examina-
except where distance prevents, or there are fixed periods, 26
ficulties require to be removed by act of Congress,.... 26
ors have been reported insolvent three successive years, 26
ance, &c. .....
been effected, to be carried to the surplus fund, ........ 27
effected, to be repaid to the Treasury, and carried to
statement of the appropriations of the preceding year,
propriation, and the balance to be deducted from the
Agent of the Navy Department, [See below, Art. 46.]
ferred to another branch of expenditure in a different
&c. to be subject to transfer under the act of 3d
tion of the appropriations for one of which may, by the
a statement of appropriations for the service of the
the Treasury, to superintend suits, &c. for the recovery
Treasury, and failing to account, the First Comptroller
distress and sale of goods and chattels of delinquent,.. 33
linquent, the marshal may proceed against the sureties'
of himself and sureties, from the date of a levy, &c.
and costs, to be returned to delinquent officers or sure.
quent in rendering accounts or paying over, &c. the
Treasury, may postpove proceedings for a reasonable
ily; but the injunction is not to impair the lien of the
judge of the supreme court, who may grant relief, .... 38
ment of cases decided, &c. and information to the