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2d Session.

STEAMERS ONEIDA AND TELEGRAPH.

LETTER

FROM

THE SECRETARY OF WAR,

TRANSMITTIXG

The information required by the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 28th of April ultimo, respecting the pay by Government for the use of the steamers Oneida and Telegraph, in the years 1838, 1839, and 1840, in transporting troops, 8.c.

May 18, 1842.
Read, and laid upon the table.

WAR DEPARTMENT, May 14, 1842. SIR: In answer to the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 29th of April, requiring the Secretary of War to communicate the amount paid by Government for the use of the steamers Oneida and Telegraph. during the seasons of 1938, 1839, and 1840, and the expense of transporting troops and munitions of war on Lake Ontario and the river St. Law. rence, since said first-mentioned period; and whether, in his opinion, the public service does not require that the Government should own a steamer on that lake, I have respectfully to transmit here with the reports of the Quartermaster General and Third Auditor, which it is believed contain all the information this Department can furnish relative to the expenditures referred to in the resolution.

The answer -to that part of the resolution, whether, in the opinion of the Department the public service does not require that the Government should own a steamer on Lake Ontario, is embraced in my report under the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 12th of April, which is herewith transmitted. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. SPENCER. Hon. John WHITE,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

QUARTERMASTER GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington City, May 4, 1842. SIR: Under a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 28th ultimo, referred to this office on the 30th, directing a statement of the amount paid for the use of the steamers Oneida and Telegraph, during the seasons of 1838, 1839, and 1840, and the expense of transporting troops and munitions of war on Lake Ontario and the river St. Lawrence since said first-mentioned period, and requiring an opinion whether the public service does not require that the Goverument should own a steamer on that lake, I have the honor to report that there was paid For the Oneida in 1839

$17,659 45 For the Telegraph in 1838

18,993 00 For the Telegraph in 1840

10,492 01

Amounting to

47,144 46

All the accounts of the department to the close of the last year having been sent to the Treasury, I have no means of ascertaining the further expense of transporting troops and supplies on Lake Ontario and the river St. Lawrence, for the period stated. I am, sir, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

TH. S. JESUP,

Quartermaster General. Hon. J. C. SPENCER,

Secretary of War.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Third Auditor's Office, May 11, 1842. Sır: In compliance with your directions, I have the honor to hand you, enclosed, a statement, prepared from the accounts and vouchers on file in this office, showing “the amount paid by Government for the use of the steamers Oneida and Telegraph, during the seasons of 1838, 1899, and 1840, and the expense of transporting troops and munitions of war on Lake Ontario and the river St. Lawrence, since said first-mentioned period,” called for by a resolution of the House of Representatives of the 28th ultimo. With great respect, your obedient servant,

PETER HAGNER, Auditor. Hon. J. C. Spencer;

Secretary of War.

Statement showing the amount paid by Government for the use of

the steamers Oneida and Telegraph, during the seasons of 1938, 1839, and 1840, and the expense of transporting troops and munitions of war on Lake Ontario and the river St. Lawrence, since said firstmentioned period.up to the end of the fourth quarter of 1841, so far as has been ascertained from the accounts and vouchers of disbursing officers rendered and on file in this office, prepared in pursuunce of the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 28th of April, 1842, referred to this office by the Secretary of War for a report. There was paid for the Oneida in 1838 . $1,705 00

1839

18,000 00 To which add expenses incident to said boat in 1839 - - -

204 39

$19,909 39 There was paid for the Telegraph in 1838 - 18,920 00 Do

do

1840 . 10,000 00 To which add expenses incident to said boat in 1838

293 00 To which add expenses incident to said boat in 1840

487 91

29,700 91

There was para

do : dent to said b

49,610 30

Expenses in transporting troops and munitions of war, from

1838 to 1841 inclusive, other than the above -

$6,300 33

PETER HAGNER, Auditor. TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

Third Auditor's Office, May 11, 1842.

2d Session.

Executive.

POSTMASTERS APPOINTED AFTER APRIL 4, 1841.

MESSAGE

FROM

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

TRANSMITTING

A report of the postmasters appointed between the 4th April, 1841, and

the 21st March, 1842; also, a list of persons, other than postmasters, appointed by the Postmaster General during the same period.

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MAY 18, 1842.
Referred to the Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads.

To the House of Representatives of the United States:

I transmit, herewith, a report from the Postmaster General, made in pursuance of the resolution of the House of Representatives of the 21st March last, together with the accompanying documents.

JOHN TYLER. WASHINGTON, May 13, 1842.

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Post Office DEPARTMENT, May 11, 1842. SIR: I have the honor to submit, in compliance with the resolution of the House of Representatives adopted on the 21st March last, a list (marked A) of the postmasters appointed between the 4th day of April, 1841, and the date of the resolution; and, also, a list (marked B) of persons, other than postmasters, appointed by the Postmaster General during the same period.

The office to which each postmaster was appointed may be assumed as his place of residence at the time of appointment; their birthplaces are unknown to the Department. In the list marked B, the places of birth are given, so far as they are known.

It should be remarked, that the list of postmasters appointed, as stated in paper A, embraces as well those appointed to fill vacancies occasioned by death or resignation as those appointed to new post offices, and to fill vacancies canised by the removal of the incumbents, or by changing the sites of post offices. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. A. WICKLIFFE. To the PRESIDENT of the United States.

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