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2d Session,

No. 38.

REPORT

FROM

THE SECRETARY OF STATE,

SHOWING

The disbursements for the service of that department, including foreign

missions, during the year ending the 30th June, 1851.

FEBRUARY 17, 1851.
Read, and ordered to be printed.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, February 11, 1851. The Secretary of State, in obedience to the 20th section of the act entitled "An act legalizing and making appropriations for such necessary objects as have usually been included in the general appropriation bills without authority of law, and to fix and provide for certain incidental expenses of the departments and offices of the government, and for other purposes," approved the 26th of August, 1812, and the act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of government for the year 1836, (section 2,) has the honor to submit to Congress the accompanying statements A, B, C, D, E, and F.

That marked A shows the manner in which the fund for the contingent expenses of the Department of State has been expended, so far as the disbursements have been made by the agent of the department, during the fiscal year ending 30th of June, 1850.

B.-Showing the disbursements from the same fund by others than the agent of the Department of State, as stated by the Fifth Auditor, from the 1st of July, 1849, to 30th of June, 1850.

C.-A statement of the balance of the same appropriation remaining in the treasury on the 30th of June, 1850.

D.-A copy of a precise and analytical statement by the agent of the department of all moneys disbursed by him during the fiscal year ending on the 30th of June, 1850.

E.-A statement of disbursements from the fund for contingent expenses of foreign intercourse, for the year ending on the 30th of November, 1850.

F.-A statement of the contingent expenses of all the missions abroad, from the 1st of December, 1849, to the 30th of November, 1850, other than those paid by the agent of the Department of State, as stated by the Fifth Auditor.

DAN. WEBSTER. Ron. WILLIAM R. KING,

President of the Senate.

A.

Detailed statement of the manner in which the fund for the contingent expenses of the Department of State has been

expended, from July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1850, including the publication and distribution of the laws.

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Mahogany chair. 1 pair blankets.... 40 yards black cambric, $5 06; 6 yards tape, 38 cents. 1 piece galoon, 25 cents; 5 yards crape, $2 88. 3 drapery cords and tagsels, $10 50; 6 curtain loops, $12 3 pieces muslin curtains, 819 50; 30 yards satin lain, $75 481 yards gimp, 824 25; 4 drapery cords and tassels, $16. 8 loops, $16; 4 cornices, $20; 1 hearth-rug, $12 484 yards tapestry carpeting, 872 38; 1 piece binding, 37 cents.. 19 yards matting, $5 94; 14 yards matting, $5 25. 81..do....do........ 1 walnut arm-chair.. Repairing mahogany chair

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Bagg & Harman....
Johnson & Chandler.
Carleton & Harvey
Augustus Gillett..
McLane & Brother.....
H. C. Bunce........:
William E. Woodruff.
Price & Fulton.
J. Bayon.....
John E Helms..
Adams & Co.......
William Poulton...
David A. Baird....

Covering desk, and cloth..
Repairing 2 arm-chaira, $4 50; repairing I arm-chair, $2 50..
Repairing and varnishing sofa frame.
15 pounds hair in mattress, $5 62; upholsterer's work, $2 50
Flatted silk on book-cases and centre-piece
Varnishing and rubbing doors, $2 50; 4 pounds curled hair, $1 50.
14 yards hair-cloth for sofa, $2 16; linen, thread, sewing, &c., $1 25
Printing laws.

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Transportation of boxes.
Water ewer and jar.
Putting down matting, $2 50; putting down matting, $2 50.
Making carpet, 48% yards, $6 06; making curtains, $10.
5 dozen curtain hooks, $1 25 ; 5 dozen screw rings, $1 56..
8 hold-fasts for cornices, $1; 8 brass curtain pins, $2.
Tacking 24 yards matting..
Keeping horse for June.
Material for cleaning brass, 6 cents; ice, 25 cents; tape, 12 cents..
Hook for hanging painting, 25 cents; matches, 6 cents..
Moving furniture, $I; hack-hire, 75 cents.
Cooperage, 50 cents; telegraphic message to Charleston, 79 cents..
Cartage, 25 cents; screwdriver, 50 cents ; postage, 10 cents..
Blacking, 12 cents ; hack-hire, 50 cents
Publishing laws

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Subscription to the California Whig:
1 dozen best drawing pencils, $1; 1 inkstand and dish, $6..
2 extra folders, $2 50 ; 2 holders, 50 cents......
Quills, $1; 6 dozen Per's pens, $1 50; 4 boxes envelopes, $2
2 blank books, $2 50; 1 blank book, 50 cents .....

George Bartle.

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Gales & Seaton. .....
Frederick S. Garritt..
William Tanner......
J. P. Chase...
William F. Bayly.

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3 commercial tariffs.
100 envelopes...
Howard's Parliamentary Debates, vol. 3.
Roeback on the Colonies..
Lord Beaumont on Italy,
Castlereagh's Correspondence, 4 vols.
Annual Register for 1848.
Morning Chronicle, 1 quarter.
Spectator, 1 quarter
Examiner, 1 quarter.

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George Bartle

William Collamer.
Richard Smith ....
William A. Seaver
Gideon Wells....
Gales & Seaton

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dozen tumblers, $1 75; hack-hire, 50 cents; hack-hire,
Gur: arabic, $1 25; cartage, 25 cents; postage, 7 cents; 2 iron hooks, 25 cents
Freight on package, $1 37; cartage, 50 cents ; back-hire, $1
Cartage, 50 cents; hack-hire, $1; freight on boxes, $3 25.
Publishing laws, 2d session 30th Congress
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Advertising exequatur, Moreen, $2 ; ditto Shair, $2.

Do.....office closed, $1 ; decree, Montevideo, $8.
Do..... information from Laguayra..
Do............do.... Laguna........
Do,.... death of Moncini, $2; blockade, Ancona, $4.
Do..... death of Williams, 81 ; exequatur, Robinet,

Do.....exequatur, Robista, $2; ditto Keif, $2.....
Freight
Repairing lock, 25 cents ; repairing water plug, 50 cents ....
New marking plate, $1; opening lock, and new key, 37 cents..
Turning mainspring, 25 cents ; opening lock, 12 cents ...
Opening lock, and new key, 39 cents ; repairing lock, 38 cents.

Adams & Co.'s Express..
John Crome..

Washington and New Orleans Telegraph

Company
W. Adams..
A. Simmons
Chubb & Schenck.
Richard Smith.
G. H. Venable.

Transmission of 150 words..
Daily Herald from March 1 to August 1
Publishing laws, 1st session 30th Congress..
Publishing laws, 2d session 30th Congress
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