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tract made by me personally with - -; that I made the same fairly without any benefit or advantage to myself, or allowing any such benefit or advantage corruptly to the said

or any other person; and that the papers accompanying include all those relating to the said contract, as required by the statute in such case made and provided.”

SEC, 3746. Every officer who makes any contract, and Penalty for fails or neglects to make return of the same, according to the provisions of the two preceding sections, unless from unavoidable accident or causes not within his control, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred, and imprisoned not more than six months.

SEC. 3747. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of War, Instractions. of the Secretary of the Navy, and of the Secretary of the Interior to furnish every officer appointed by them with authority to make contracts on behalf of the Government with a printed letter of instructions, setting forth the duties of such officer, under the two preceding sections, and also to furnish therewith forms, printed in blank, of contracts to be made, and the affidavit of returns required to be affixed thereto, so that all the instruments may be as nearly uniform as possible.

SEC. 512. The Secretary of the Interior shall from time to Title 11, chap. 8. time provide a proper apartment, to be called the Returns Returns Office Office, in which he shall caused to be filed the returns of contracts made by the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Interior, and shall appoint a clerk of the first class to attend to the same.

Sec. 513. The clerk of the Returns Office shall file all returns made to the Office, so that the same may be of easy access, keeping all returns made by the same officer in the same place, and numbering them in the order in which they are marle.

SEC. 514. The clerk of the Returns Office shall provide Index book. and keep an index-book, with the names of the contracting parties, and the number of each contract opposite to the names; and shall submit the index-book and returns to any person desiring to inspect it.

SEC. 515. The clerk of the Returns Office shall furnish Copies of recopies of such returns to any person paying therefor at June 2, 1862, 99. the rate of five cents for every one hundred words, to

2, 4, v. 12, p. 412. which copies certificates shall be appended in every case by the clerk making the same, attesting their correctness, and that each copy so certified is a full and complete copy of the return.

SEC. 5503. Every officer of the Government who know. Title 70, chap. 6. ingly contracts for the erection, repair, or furnishing of any public building, or for any public improvement, to pay a hoyonde specific larger amount than the specific sum appropriated for such July 25, 1868, 8. purpose, shall be punished by imprisonment not less than See :PS: 3733, six months nor more than two years, and shall pay a fine 3734, same title. of two thousand dollars.

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Mar. 3, 1877. Hereafter no contract shall be made for the rent of any Contract for building, or part of any building, to be used for the purposes rent of buildings of the Government in the District of Columbia, until an

appropriation therefor shall have been made in terms by , 18. p. 133; Mar.3; Congress, and that this clause be regarded as notice to all 1877, v. 19, p. 370. contractors or lessors of any such building or any part of

building. June 15, 1880. And where buildings are rented for public use in the Dis. Rent of build-trict of Columbia, the Executive Departments are anthor"Fane 15, 1880, ized, whenever it shall be advantageous to the public 21 Stat. L., p. 228 interests, to rent others in their stead: Provided, That no Aug. 5, 1882, 22 Stat. L, 241.

increase in the number of buildings now in use, nor in the

amounts paid for rents, shall result therefrom. August 5, 1882.

; and it shall be the duty of the heads of the 22 Stat. at L., several executive departments to submit to Congress each

year, in the annual estimates of appropriations, a statement of the number of buildings rented by their respective departments, the purposes for which rented, and the annual

rental of each." June 14, 1878. That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, Materials for authorized to purchase, at the lowest market price, such

plate iron and other material as may enter into the con

struction of steam boilers for the Navy without advertising Notice to deal for bids to furnish the same: Provided, That he shall cause

to be sent to the principal dealers and manufacturers of iron and such other materials as may be required, specifi. cations of the quality, description, and character of such

iron and materials so required: And provided further, That June 14, 1878, v.

such plate iron and materials shall be subjected to the same tests and inspection as now provided for, and which inspection and tests shall be made publicly and in presence of such bidders or their authorized agents as may choose to

attend at the making thereof. Mar. 3, 1881. That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, 21 Stat. L., 509. directed to cause all purchases of tobacco for the use of Supp. R. S., P. the Navy to be made in the city of Washington, and as

Tobacco, bow follows: purch:

In the month of February or March of each year the 21, p. 509

Secretary of the Navy shall cause proposals for bids for supplying the Navy with tobacco during the next year to be advertised thirty days in one daily newspaper in each of the cities of New York, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh, North Carolina, Saint Louis, Louisville, Nashville, Hartford, Connecticut, Detroit, Cairo, Illinois, and Chicago; said tobacco to be manufactured during the months of June, July, August, and September; the bids to be accompanied by samples of the tobacco whichi each bidder may propose to furnishi. the lowest bid for furnishing tobacco equal to the United States Navy stand

ard now in use shall be accepted. Supp. R. S., v. And the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized and 2, p. 517. Tobacco; ad-directed to cause advertisement to be made for tobacco for R.S., s. 3721.

the use of the Navy, as the needs of the service inay require,

in the manner prescribed by law for other supplies. --samples. Bidders shall submit with their proposals a sample of the

tobacco which they propose to furnish,

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and the contract shall, in the discretion of the Department, be awarded to the bidder whose sample is found by a board of officers to be best adapted for use in the Navy.

That the Secretary of the Navy be authorized and directed June 10, 1880. to introduce into the naval service rope and cordage man. Cotton cordage ufactured of cotton according to the recent methods to such for the Navy an extent as will furnish a fair test of the value and effi- r. 21, p. 172 ciency thereof as compared with the kinds now in use: Provided, however, That no person shall have any claim whatever against the United States or any department thereof or receive any compensation therefor.

The Secretary of the Navy is authorized and empowered, Mar. 3, 1883. within his discretion, to constitute and introduce, as a por. Life-saving tion of the equipment of the Navy, the life-saving dress dress.

Mar. 3, 1883, ch. adopted and approved by the Life Saving Service of the 97, 22 Stat. L., p». United States.

475. [Naval ap:

propriation act.) For the purchase and manufacture, after full investiga- Torpedoes. tion and test in the United States under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, of torpedoes adapted to naval warfare, or of the right to manufacture the same and for the fixtures and machinery necessary for operating the same, one hundred thousand dollars: Prorider, That no part of said money shall be expended for the purchase or manufacture of any torpedo or of the right to manufacture the same until the same shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Navy, after a favorable report to be made to him by a board of naval officers to be created by him to examine and test said torpedoes and inventions.

From and after the first day of April, eighteen hundred Feb. 14, 1879. and seventy-nine, the value of issues of small stores shall Small stores be credited to a fund to be designated as the “small stores fund,

Feb. 14, 1879, v. fund”, in the same manner as the value of the issues of 20, p. 288. clothing is now credited to the "clothing fund"; the resources of the fund to be used hereafter in the purchase of supplies of small stores for issue. Bureau of provisions and clothing.

And the clothing fund and small stores fund shall be hereafter con

Clothing and solidated and administered as a fund to be known as the small stores

funds to be conclothing and small stores fund.

Feb. 14, 1879, SEC. 3711. It shall not be lawful for any officer or person in the civil, military, or naval service of the United States in the District of Columbia to purchase anthracite or bituminous coal or wood for the public service except on con. dition that the same shall, before delivery, be inspected Inspection of and weighed or measured by some competent person to be Columbia. appointed by the head of the Department or chief of the branch of the service for which the purchase is made. The person so appointed shall, before entering upon the duty of Appointment of inspector, weigher, and measurer, and to the satisfaction July 11, 1878, s. of the appointing officer, give bond, with not less than two 1, v. 10, p. 229. sureties, in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, and with condition that each ton of coal weighed by him shall consist of two thousand two hundred and forty pounds, and that each cord of wood to be so measured shall be of

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the standard measure of one hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet. The inspector, weigher, and measurer so appointed shall be entitled to receive from the venders of fuel weighed and measured by him twenty cents for each ton of coal weighed, and nine cents for each cord of wood measured by him. Each load or parcel of wood or coal weighed and measured by him shall be accompanied by his certificate of the number of tons or pounds of coal and the number of cords or parts of cords of wood in each load or

parcel. Accounting offi

Sec. 3712. The proper accounting officer of the Treasury Ibid., s. 2. shall be furnished with a copy of the appointment of each

inspector, weigher, and measurer appointed under the pre

ceding section. No payment SEC. 3713. It shall not be lawful for any accounting offi

cer to pass or allow to the credit of any disbursing officer in the District of Columbia any money paid by him for purchase of anthracite or bituminous coal or for wood, unless the voucher therefor is accompanied by a certificate of the proper inspector, weigher, and measurer that the quantity

paid for has been determined by such officer. Mar. 2, 1895.

Sec. 3711. It shall not be lawful for any officer or person Chapter 179, 88. in the civil, military, or naval service of the United States

in the District of Columbia to purchase anthracite or bituto bo weighed, minous coal or wood for the public service except on con

dition that the same shall, before delivery, be inspected

and weighed or measured by some competent person, to be Appointment of appointed by the head of the Department or chief of the employees.

branch of the service for which the purchase is made from among the persons authorized to be employed in such De

partment or branch of the service: Exception for

Provided, That the weigher and measurer of the Navy Navy Depart.

Department may be appointed outside of said Department, and that such weigher and measurer shall give bond and be paid as heretofore provided by law.

The person appointed under this section shall ascertain that each ton of coal weighed by him shall consist of two thousand two hundred and forty pounds, and that each cord of wood to be so measured shall be of the standard measure of one hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet.

Each load or parcel of wood or coal weighed and meas. ured by him shall be accompanied by his certificate of the number of tons or pounds of coal and the number of cords or parts of cords of wood in each load or parcel.

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Title 16, chap. 1. SEC. 1420. No

deserter from the naval or milDeserters not itary service of the United States shall be enlisted in the to bo enlisted.

naval service. Mar. 3, 1865, s. 18, v. 13, p. 490.

SEC. 1553. Any person who shall entice or procure, or Title 15, chap. 7. attempt to entice or procure, ary seaman or other person Enticing perin the naval service of the United States, or who has been sojaly 1,961v. recruited for such service, to desert therefrom, or who shall 13, p. 343. in anywise aid or assist any such seaman or other person in deserting, or in attempting to desert from such service, or who shall harbor, conceal, protect, or in anywise assist any such seaman or other person who may have deserted from said service, knowing him to have deserted therefrom, or who shall refuse to give up and deliver such person on the demand of an officer authorized to receive him, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than three years, and by fine of not more than two thousand dollars, to be enforced in any court of the United States having jurisdiction. SEC. 1621. *

Titlels,clap.10. ART. 4. The punislument of death, or such other punish- Offenses Pun

ishable by death. ment as a court martial may adjudge, may be inflicted on any person in the naval service who Sixth.

in time of war, deserts or entices others to desert;

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. his trust, or entices or aids others to desert or betray their 1, v. 12, p. 600; trust;

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17, v. 2, p. 47. ART. 8. Such punishment as a court-martial may adjudge may be inflicted on any person in the Navywho Twenty-first. in time of peace, deserts or at

time of peace. tempts to desert, or aids and entices others to desert;

Twenty-second. Or receives or entertains any deserter Harboring defrom any other vessel of the Navy, knowing him to be such, July 17, 1862, 8. and does not, with all convenient speed, give notice of such ; v. 12, L: 600;

Apr. 23, 1800, v. 2, deserter to the commander of the vessel to which he belongs, or to the commander-in-chief, or to the commander of the squadron. ART. 9. Any officer who absents himself from his com

without leave. mand withont leave, may, by the sentence of a court-martial, May 16, 1864, s. be reduced to the rating of an ordinary seaman.

2, v. 13, p. 75. ART. 10. Any commissioned officer of the Navy or Marine Desertion by Corps who, having tendered his resignation, quits his post Ang. 5, 1861, s. or proper duties without leave, and with intent to remain 2, 5, 12, 1: 316, permanently absent therefrom, prior to due notice of the missal and resiz acceptance of such resignation, shall be deemed and pun- cers," sec. 1624, ished as a deserter.

ART. 19. Any officer who knowingly enlists into the Enlisting denaval service any deserter froin the naval or military service of the United States

shall be punished as a 18. 1. 13, R; 190 ;

May 12, 1879, v. court-martial may direct.

SEC. 1996. All persons who deserted the military or naval service of the United States and did not return thereto or Rights as citi. report themselves to a provost-marshal within sixty days zons forfeited for after the issuauce of the proclamation by the President,

art. 10.

serters.

Mar. 3, 1865, 8.

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