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(text) Additional estimates for the support of the government.
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Richmond
The House
1864

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        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 11, 1864.--Referred to Committee on Ways and Means, and ordered to be printed.

ADDITIONAL ESTIMATES
FOR THE
SUPPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT.

RICHMOND, VA., Feb. 11, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

        I herewith, transmit for your consideration, a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury, submitting estimates of additional sums needed for the support of the Government.

        I recommend an appropriation of the amount specified for the purposes indicated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.


TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
Richmond, Feb. 10, 1864.

To the President:

        SIR: I have the honor to enclose herewith, to be submitted to Congress, estimates of appropriations (in duplicate,) required to meet sundry expenses of the Government.

I am, respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

C. G. MEMMINGER,
Secretary of Treasury.


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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Clerk's Office, February 2, 1864.

Hon. C. G. MEMMINGER, Secretary of the Treasury:

        SIR: I have the honor to submit the following additional estimate for appropriation required for this office, viz:

        For additional compensation of officers, clerks, &c., of the House of Representatives, from January 30 to May 15, 1864, authorized by the act "to increase the compensation of certain civil officers and employees in the President's office, and in the Legislative and Executive Departments, for a limited time," approved January 30, 1864, two thousand two hundred and seventy-five dollars, $2,275 00

Very respectfully,

A. R. LAMAR,
Clerk and Disbursing officer House Representatives.

SENATE.

Hon C. G. MEMMINGER,
Secretary of Treasury:

        SIR: I respectfully submit the following as showing the amount required for the expenses of the Senate of the Confederate States, until 15th May, 1864, to-wit:

        For increased pay of officers and clerks of the Senate, $2,000 00

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

L. H. FITZ HUGH,
Sergeant-at-Arms C. S. Senate.

FEB. 6th, 1864.
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TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

        ESTIMATE of Appropriation required for compensation of Secretary of the Treasury, Assistant Secretary, Comptroller, Auditors, Treasurer and Register, and clerks and messengers in the Treasury Department, for increase of pay authorized by act of Congress, approved January 30, 1864:

        For 50 per cent. increase in salary of eight heads of bureaus, for three and a half months at $3,000 each, $3,500 00

        For 100 per cent. increase in salary of clerks, messengers and laborers, for three and a half months, the monthly salaries amounting, as per estimes submitted at present session of Congress, to $64,033 33, 224,166 66

        $227,666 66

        Two hundred and twenty-seven thousand six hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents.

C. G. MEMMINGER,
Secretary Treasury.

FEBRUARY 5, 1864.

        ESTIMATE of amouut required for compensation of Agent of the Treasury Department, west of the Mississippi, and his clerks, and for incidental and contingent expenses of his office.

        For compensation of agent for five months from 1st February to June 30, 1864, at$4,000 per annum, $1,666 67

        For compensation of a chief and disbursing clerk and nine other clerks, from February 1, to May 15th, at $3,000 per annum, 8,750 00

        For compensation of a chief and disbursing clerk, from May 15th to June 30th, 1864, at $1,950 per annum, 243 75

        For compensation of nine clerks, from May 15th to June 30th, at $1,500 per annum each, 1,687 50

        For incidental and contingent expenses, 20,000 00

        $32,347 92

        Thirty-two thousand three hundred and forty-seven dollars and ninety-two cents.

C. G. MEMMINGER,
Secretary Treasury.

FEBRUARY 5, 1864.
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        ESTIMATE of amount required for alterations of the Custom House building, and for a vault therein, for the security of the public moneys.

        For making a staircase connecting the first and second floors of the building, $3,000 00

        For building a vault for security of public moneys, 50,000 00

        $53,000 00

        Fifty-three thousand dollars.

C. G. MEMMINGER,
Secretary Treasury.

FEBRUARY 5, 1864.

WAR DEPARTMENT.


CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA,
War Department,
Richmond, Va., Feb. 3, 1864.

To the President of the Confederate States:

        SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith, an estimate prepared by the disbursing clerk of this Department of the additional amount required "for the compensation of the Secretary of War, Assistant Secretary, Chief of Bureau, clerks, messengers, &c.," for the six months commencing January 1st and ending June 30th, 1864. This additional appropriation is rendered necessary by the passage of the act of Congress increasing the pay of certain officers and employees, and the increase of the clerical force in the several bureaus of this Department. The estimate is for the sum of $194,166 16.

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War.


C. S. A., WAR DEPARTMENT,
Richmond, February 2, 1864.

Hon. J. A. SEDDON, Secretary of War:

        SIR: In consequence of the unexpectedly large increase of clerical force in the several bureaus of this department, and of the passage of


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the recent act to increase the pay of certain "officers and employees," I am compelled to request of you to ask of Congress an additional appropriation. Upon conferring with the chiefs of the bureaus, I find that, in addition to the number of clerks already estimated for, as many as eighty-five others will be needed to discharge the duties of their respective offices, which number, at the present rates paid, will require, for the half year ending the first of July, the sum of sixty-three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. Add to this and to the amount estimated for at the beginning of the present session of Congress, for three and a half months, in pursuance of the act just passed, at the rate per annum of one hundred per cent., there will be required one hundred and twenty-four thousand six hundred and eighty-seven dollars more--deeming that the places vacated under the proviso of the act will be filled by other appointees.

        Add for the increase of the pay of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and his chief clerk, each the sum of three hundred and sixty-four dollars and fifty-eight cents, and five thousand dollars for the incidental expenses of that bureau, will make another sum of five thousand seven hundred and twenty-nine dollars and sixteen cents.

        The additional amounts, therefore, needed under the following heads will be:

        For compensation of the Secretary of War, Assistant Secretary, chief of bureau, clerks, messengers, &c., $188,437 00

        For Salary of Commissioner, chief clerk, and incidental expenses of Indian Bureau, 5,729 16

I have the honor to be your obedient servant,

ALFRED CHAPMAN,
Disbursing clerk, War Department.

NAVY DEPARTMENT.


C. S. A., NAVY DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, February 3, 1864.

THE PRESIDENT:

        SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith estimate, to be submitted to the Senate and House of Representatives, of the amount required for additional compensation of the employees of this department, provided by act approved January 30, 1864.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

S. R. MALLORY,
Secretary of the Navy.


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        ESTIMATE of the amount required for compensation of the clerks in the office of the Secretary of the Navy, under act to increase their pay, approved January 30, 1864, from that date to the 15th of May, 1864.

        For salary of chief clerk, also corresponding clerk and disbursing agent, per act approved March 8, 1861, at $2,100 per annum, . . . . . $304 93

        For salary of Register, per act approved approved April 4, 1863, at $1,800 per annum, . . . . . 348 49

        For salary of four clerks on duty at the Navy Department attached to the office of "orders and detail," "ordnance and hydrography," "provisions and clothing," and "medicine and surgery," per sixth section of act approved March 8, 1861, at $1,500 each per annum, . . . . . 1,452 00

        For salary of one clerk at $1,500 per annum, per act approved January 14, 1862, . . . . . 363 00

        For salary of two clerks, at $1,200 per annum each, per act approved March 8, 1861, . . . . . 871 22

        For salary of one clerk at $1,200 per annum, per act approved April 4, 1863, . . . . . 348 49

        For salary of one clerk, at $1,200 per annum, per act approved January 14, 1862, . . . . . 435 61

        For salary of one clerk, at $1,000 per annum, per act approved March 8, 1861, . . . . . 435 61

        For salary of one draftsman, at $1,200 per annum, per act approved January 14, 1862, . . . . . 435 61

        For salary of one draftsman, at $1,200 per annum, per act approved April 4, 1863, . . . . . 348 49

        For salary of one messenger, at $500 per annum, per act approved March 8, 1861, . . . . . 217 80

        $5,561 25--five thousand five hundred and sixty-one dollars and twenty-five cents

S. R. MALLORY,
Secretary of the Navy.


NAVY DEPARTMENT, February 3, 1864.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.


C. S. A., DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
Richmond, February 3, 1864.

To the President:

        SIR: I have the honor to submit the following additional estimates, which will be necessary to meet the increase of salaries in the Department


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of Justice, from the 30th day of January to the 15th day of May, 1864:

        Assistant Attorney General, clerks and messenger in Department of Justice, . . . . . $1,537 50

        Superintendent of Public Printing, clerks and messenger in his bureau, . . . . . 1,537 50

        $3,075 00

Your obedient servant,

GEORGE DAVIS,
Attorney General.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.


C. S. A., DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Richmond, February 3, 1864.

To the President:

        SIR: I have the honor to enclose herewith an estimate for the appropriation needed by this Department to carry into effect the act of Congress, approved 30th January, 1864, entitled "An act to increase the compensation of certain civil officers and employees in the President's office and in the Executive and Legislative Departments at Richmond, for a limited period."

Very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,

J. P. BENJAMIN,
Secretary of State.


DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Richmond, Feb.3, 1864.

        ESTIMATE for an appropriation needed by the Department of State to carry into effect the act of Congress approved 30th January, 1864, entitled "An act to increase the compensation of certain civil officers and employees in the President's office and in the Executive and Legislative Departments at Richmond, for a limited period."

        For clerks, messenger and laborer, . . . . . $2,211 79

J. P. BENJAMIN,
Secretary of State.


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POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT.


POST-OFFICE DEPARTMENT,
Richmond, Feb. 4, 1864.

To the President:

        SIR: I have the honor to submit the following estimates of the sums required for the increased compensation of the chiefs of bureaus, clerks, messengers and laborers of the Post-Office Department, from the 30th of January to the 15th of May, 1864, inclusive.

        By the acts of October 13, 1862, and January 13, 1864, an increase of compensation was allowed to the clerks, messengers and laborers of the Department as therein specified. This estimate is for an increase on the amount of compensation allowed by those acts, by the additional allowed the heads of bureaus, clerks, messengers and laborers under the act approved the 30th January, 1864:

        For the compensation of three chiefs of bureaus, at $1,500 per annum, . . . . . $1,322 79

        For the compensation of one chief clerk, at $1,250 per per annum, . . . . . 367 44

        For the compensation of one topograph, at $1,250 per annum, . . . . . 367 44

        For the compensation of one disbursing clerk, at S1,500 per annum, . . . . . 440 93

        For the compensation of four principal clerks, at $1,500 per annum, . . . . . 1,763 72

        For the compensation of forty-three clerks, at $1,500 per annum, . . . . . 18,959 99

        For the compensation of two messengers, at $750 per annum, . . . . . 440 93

        For the compensation of one messenger, at $600 per annum, . . . . . 176 37

        For the compensation of one watchman, at $750 per annum, . . . . . 220 46

        For the compensation of four laborers, at $2 50 per day, . . . . . 240 75

        Making a total of. . . . . $24,300 82

Very respectfully,

JOHN H. REAGAN,
Postmaster General.

PRIVATE SECRETARY AND MESSENGER OF PRESIDENT.

        The Private Secretary of the President, not accepting for some time what was due him under the law, and the estimate for the appropriation on that account having heretofore been based upon such non-acceptance,


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a deficiency has arisen. As the appropriation for messenger of the President is consolidated with that of the Private Secretary, the whole amount, except a trifling balance, has been drawn to pay the latter officer, under the circumstances indicated above. This deficiency to the 31st of December, 1863, was $441 13.

JOHN M. STROTHER,
Chief Clerk Treasury Department.

The increased compensation due to the Private Secretary, under act of January 30th, 1864, from January 30th to May l5th, inclusive, 1864, is, . . . . . $367 44
The same to the messenger or the President is, . . . . . 220 47
[. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ] $587 91

SUMMARY.

ESTIMATES of appropriations required to meet sundry expenses of the Government.

        For increased compensation to officers, clerks, and ether employees, in the Legislative and Executive Departments of the Government, in pursuance of act approved January 30th, 1864, from January 30th to May 15th, inclusive, 1864, as follows:

        House of Representatives C. S., . . . . . $2,275 00

        Senate C. S., . . . . . 2,000 00

        Treasury Department, . . . . . 227,666 66

        War Department, . . . . . 194,166 16

        Navy Department, . . . . . 5,561 25

        Department of Justice, . . . . . 3,075 00

        State Department, . . . . . 2,211 79

        Post Office Department, . . . . . 24,300 82

        Private Secretary and messenger of the President, . . . . . 587 91

        For deficiency in appropriation for compensation of the Private Secretary and messenger of the President, to December 31st, 1863, . . . . . 441 13

        For compensation of agent of the Treasury Department west of the Mississippi river, a chief and disbursing clerk, and nine other clerks, from February 1st to June 30th, 1864, . . . . . 12,347 92

        For incidental and contingent expenses of Treasury service west of the Mississippi river, from February 1st to June 30th, 1864, . . . . . 20,000 00

        Carried forward, . . . . .$494,633 64


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        Brought forward, . . . . . $494,633 64

        For erecting a stair-case connecting the first and second floors of the building occupied by the Treasury Department. . . . . . 3,000 00

        For building a vault in the Treasury Department for the security of the public moneys, . . . . . 50,000 00

        Total, . . . . . $547,633 64

RO. TYLER, Register.


TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Register's Office, Feb.10, 1864.

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CONSCRIPTION SERVICE.

RICHMOND, Febuary 11, 1864.

To the Senate and House of Representatives:

        I herewith transmit for your consideration a communication from the Secretary of War, submitting an estimate of the sum needed for the conscription service.

        I recommend an appropriation of the amount specified, for the purpose indicated.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.


CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA,

War Department,
Richmond, Va., Feb. 10, 1864.

To the President of the Confederate States:

        SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith an estimate for the conscription service in the States east of the Mississippi river for the six months commencing January 1st and ending June 30th, 1864.

        I also transmit a conjectural estimate for the same branch of the service in the States west of the Mississippi river for the same period. There are no data in the possession of the department on which to base an accurate estimate.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War.


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C. S. A, WAR DEPARTMENT,
Bureau of Conscription,

Richmond, February 8th, 1864.

Hon. JAMES A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War.

        SIR: Assuming the estimates for the conscription service in the States east of the Mississippi, as data, I have the honor to state, as my opinion, that the service west of the Mississippi will require the sum of twelve hundred thousand dollars, ($1,200,000.)

        I recommend the appropriation of that amount.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. S. PRESTON,
Colonel and Superintendent.


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        APPROXIMATE ESTIMATES of the expenses of Conscription and of the arrest and return of Deserters and Absentees, and all the services assigned to the Bureau of Conscription, including pay of Officers, Supporting Forces, Mileage, Postage, Stationery, Telegraphs, Office Rents, Fuel and Extraordinary and Contingent expenses in the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky.


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        N. B.-- Accurate estimates for the States of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky, cannot be made by reason of the fact, that the transfer of conscription in these States to the Bureau, has been so recent as to prevent the possibility of obtaining accurate returns. We make, therefore, a conjectural estimate of one million two hundred thousand dollars-- $1,200,000.

         Grand Total, $3,668,467.

         NOTE--The matter of conscription in the States west of the Mississippi, is not within the jurisdiction of this Bureau, No estimate is submitted as no basis is furnished even for conjecture.

JOHN S. PRESTON,
Colonel and Superintendent.