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the cases of Captures made prior to the date hereof; and it is hereby revoked and annulled accordingly, save as aforesaid.

And His Royal Highness the Prince Regent is further pleased, by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby further ordered, that the Collector or Chief Officer of the Customs for the time being, resident in any of His Majesty's Islands, Settlements, or Colonies, being Seats of Courts of Vice-Admiralty for the time being, and also the Governor or Person having and exercising the Chief Civil Command for the time being, at the Colony of Sierra Leone on the Coast of Africa, do receive, protect, and provide for all such Natives of Africa as shall be condemned, either as Prize of War or forfeitures to His Majesty's use, pursuant to the said recited Acts, in the said several Islands, Settlements, or Colonies respectively; and the said Persons shall have full power and authority to receive, protect, and provide for all such Natives of Africa as shall be condemned as aforesaid, and to enter and enlist the same into His Majesty's Land or Sea Service, as Soldiers, Seamen, or Marines, and to bind the same Apprentices, pursuant to the powers given by the said recited Acts, upon such terms and conditions, and subject to such regulations, as His Majesty shall from time to time think fit to prescribe by his Order or Orders in Council in that behalf; and to make and execute lodentures of Apprenticeship for that purpose, and also to grant Certificates for entitling the Captors or Seizors and Prosecutors of any such Negroes to receive the Bounties by the said recited Acts and hereinafter appointed.

And His Royal Highness the Prince Regent is further pleased, by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby further ordered, that the Collector or Chief Officer of the Customs for the time being, resident in any of His Majesty's Islands, Settlements, or Colonies, being Seats of Courts of Vice-Admiralty for the time being, and also the Governor or Person having and exercising the Chief Civil Command for the time being, at the Colony of Sierra Leone on the Coast of Africa, do receive, protect, and provide for the Negroes which shall be condemned as aforesaid, aud do, in respect of the care and disposal of such Negroes as are Natives of Africa, observe and consorin to such Regulations and Instructions as are hereby given or shall be given by any general or special Order of His Majesty in Council in that behalf; and they are hereby required to trausmit an Annual Report of all the Proceedings in execution of the Powers and Instructions which are hereby given, or which His Majesty shall from time to time think fit by his Order or Orders in Council to give; together with accurate Accounts, specifying the numbers, names, sexes, and ages of the Negroes by them received, enlisted, entered, apprenticed, or otherwise disposed of, and the names, descriptions, and places of abode of the Masters and Mistresses to whom they shall have been respectively bound; together with an Account of the state and con-lition of the Apprentices; to His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonial Department, to be by him laid before His Majesty in Council.

And His Royal Highness th: Prince Regent is further pleased, by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, to order and direct, and it is hereby ordered and directed, that when any Slaves or Natives of Africa, taken as Prize by any of His Majesty's Ships of War or Privateers duly commissioned, or within the provisions of the said Act of the 47th Year of His Majesty's Reign, as extended by the aforesaid other Act passed in the 55th year of His Majesty's Reign, shall be finally condemned to His Majesty's use, and delivered over in good health to the Persons hereinbefore appointed to receive, protect, and provide for Prize and forfeited Negroes, there shall be paid to the Captors thereof by the Treasurer of His Majesty's Navy, in manner as directed by the said recited Acts, the following Bounties, viz. For every Man, Woman, or Child so taken and condemned and delivered as aforesaid, the sum of £10 of lawful money of Great Britain ; which Bounties shall be divided amongst the Officers, Seamen, Marines, and Soldiers on board His Majesty's Ships of War or bired Armed Ships making such Captures, in nianner, form, and proportion as by His Majesty's Proclamation for granting the Distribution of Prizes already issued and in force, or that may be issued and in force at the time of such Condemnation, is or shall be directed and appointed, or in cases of Captures by conjunct Expeditions, as His Majesty shall by Warrant under bis Sign Manual be pleased to order and direct.

And His Royal Highness the Prince Regent is further pleased, by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, to order and direct, and it is hereby further ordered and directed, that the Bounties directed by the said first-recited Act to be paid for Slaves or Natives of Africa, seized and prosecuted as forfeited for any offence against the said Act, or any other Act of Parliament made for restraining or prohibiting the African Slave Trade, when so seized at Sea by the Commanders or Officers of His Majesty's Ships or Vessels of War, shall be divided and distributed, in the same manner, form, and proportious as by the said Proclamation for granting the distribution of Prizes of War already issued and in force, or which may be issued and in force at the time of such Condemnation, is or shall be directed and appointed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, and His Majesty's Pricipal Secretary of State for the Colonial Department, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

CHETWYND.

LETTER from the Secretary of the Treasury to the Congress

of The United States, transmitting an Estimate of the Appropriations for the Service of the Year 1817.-4th January, 1817.

SIR,

Treasury Department, 4th January, 1817. I have the honour to transmit, herewith, for the information of the House of Representatives, an Estimate of the Appropriations proposed for the service of the year 1817, amounting in the whole to 12,451,799 dollars and 57 cents : viz.

Dollars. Cents. For the Civil List.....

1,049,940 06 For Miscellaneous Expenses. ...

394,241 65 For the Expenses of Intercourse with Foreign Nations 321,333 32 For the Military Establishment, including Arrearages and Indian Department....

7,699,625 79 For the Naval Establishment, including the Marine Corps...

2,986,658

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The Funds out of which the Appropriations for the year 1817 may be discharged, are the following:

1. The sum of 6,000,000 dollars, annually reserved, by the Act of the 4th of August, 1790, out of the Duties and Customs, towards the Expenses of Government.

2. The proceeds of the Stamp Duties, and the Duty on Sugar refined within The United States.

3. The Surplus which may remain of the Customs, the Direct Tax, and the other Internal Duties, after satisfying the Payments for which they are pledgeil and appropriated.

4. Any other unappropriated Money which may come into the Treasury during the year 1817.

I have the honor to be, &c.

WM, H. CRAWFORD. The Honorable the Speaker of the

House of Representatives.

ESTIMATE of Appropriation of Moneys for the Service of the

Year 1817.

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Marine Corps.....

242,161

2,986,658

Total.

Dollars. 12,451,799

ESTIMATE of Appropriations for 1817.--Continued.

CIVIL DEPARTMENT.

LEGISLATURE.

Dollars

Compensation to the Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, their

Officers and Clerks, and for the Contingent Expenses of both Houses of Con.

gress
38 Members of the Senate, at 1,500 Dollars per Annum, each
Speaker of the House of Representatives
182 Members, at 1,500 Dollars per Annum, each
Delegate from the Mississippi Territory
Delegate from the Illinois Territory.
Delegate from the Missouri Territory
Travelling Expenses to and from the Seat of Government
Secretary of the Senate
Principal Clerk
2 Engrossing Clerks, at 1,500 Dollars per Annum, each -
Chaplain to the Senate, (six months), at 1,000 Dollars per Annum
Sergeant-at-Arms to the Senate
Assistant Door-keeper to ditto
Clerk to the House of Representatives
Principal Clerk to

ditto
4 Engrossing Clerks, at 1,500 Dollars per Annum, each -
Chaplain to the House of Representatives, (6 months) at 1,000 Dollars per Annum
Messenger to the Office of the Clerk -
Sergeant-at-Arms to the House of Representatives
Door.keeper to

ditto Assistant Door-keeper to

ditto Expenses of Stationery, Fuel, Printing Work, and all other incidental and contin.

gent expenses of both Houses of Congress Library of Congress

57,000

3,000 273,000

1,500 1,500

1,500 56,000 3,000 1,800 3,000

500 1,500 1,450 3,000 1,800 6,000

500 350 1,500 1,500 1,450

42,000 1,350

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CONTINGENT EXPENSES.
Printing and distributing 10,400 Copies of the Laws of the Second Session of the

Fourteenth Congress
Printing the same in Newspapers
Printing and compiling a Register of Officers, &c.
Newspapers for the Office and Public Agents abroad
Mediterranean Passports
Blank Personal Passports, Circulars, Records, &c.
Stationery and Parchment
Books
Fuel and Candles, and Miscellanies

4,000 7,280 850

150 1,500 1,000

700 1,000 1,100

TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

Secretary of the Treasury
Clerks and Messengers
Comptroller
Clerks and Messenger
Auditor
Clerks and Messenger

5,000 11,143

3,500 15,926

3,000 17,042

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