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for the signature of the Secretary, and registering, requisitions for the payment of the authorized drafts of ministers and agents abroad. He will prepare and record the correspondence relating to the business with which he is charged. He will also make proper entries, in one or more books to be kept for that purpose, of all moneys received and disbursed by him, under each head of appropriation, and will render accounts thereof quarterly for settlement at the Treasury.
These duties will be performed by one clerk, Mr. Stubbs, at a salary of $1,450.
Mr. Stubbs is also superintendent of the building occupied by the Department, for which he receives an annual compensation of $250.
Notwithstanding the foregoing particular distribution of duties, each clerk will, from time to time, perform such other duties as the public service may render necessary, and as shall be directed by the Secretary. And if, at any time, any gentleman find that the duties assigned to him are insufficient to occupy him during his office hours, he will report the fact to the Secretary.
The business of each bureau will be preserved in confidence by the person and persons employed therein; and all business committed to any of the clerks will be by them treated as of a confidential nature, and on no occasion whatever to be divulged.
No diplomatic communications, nor any others of a confidential or important character, will be sent for signature by the messengers. : The records and papers of the Department are to be kept in locked cases, * except when in actual use.
On ordinary occasions, communications between the Secretary of State - and the gentlemen employed in the Department, and applications for information or direction, excepting as to matters of account, will be made through the chief clerk, unless specially invited by the Secretary.
All letters and other communications received at the Department will be acknowledged, and, where necessary, answered in detail, as soon as practicable after they are received.
All business referred to the respective clerks will be finally acted upon and disposed of on the day of the reference, unless for good cause, to be made apparent; so that the business of one day shall not be left to accumulate for another.
Copies of papers on file or of record in the Department shall not be given except to individuals having an interest in them, or at their request; and no copy of any letter or despatch relating to the business of the diplomatic or consular bureau shall be given without the express direction of the President of the United States, or of the Secretary of State.
No letter will be written relative to the business of the Department without the approbation of the Secretary.
A report will be made to the Secretary as soon as practicable, by each "clerk, of the actual state of his business, accompanied with a list of the
books of record in his charge, and their present condition. • No clerk will be absent from the Department between the hours of 9
A. M. and 3 P. M. each day, (unless in case of sickness, without special permission. The Department will also be kept open for the transaction of
IN AND NEAR EUROPE AND AFRICA:
Horatio Sprague, consul, Gibraltar.
Dulapal.com Port Louis Mauritiusor Isle
Thomas Leavitt, consul, Saint John, (New Brunswick.)
William Tudor Tucker, consul, Bermuda.
- , commercial agent, Saint Christopher and Antigua.
Moses Benjamin, consul, Demerara, (British Guiana.)
James H. Williams, consul, Sidney, (New South Wales.)
consul, Bombay. Joseph Balestier, consul, Singapore.
RUSSIA. Charles S. Todd, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, Saint Petersburg.
- , secretary of legation, Saint Petersburg.
ON THE BALTIC SEA.
Abraham P. Gibson, consul, Saint Petersburg.
ON THE BLACK SEA.
John Ralli, consul, Odessa.
Lewis Cass, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, Paris,
PORTS ON THE ATLANTIC.
Reuben G. Beasley, consul, Havre.
consul, La Rochelle. John Warren Grigsby, consul, Bordeaux.
PORTS ON THE MEDITERRANEAN.
consul, Cette. Daniel C. Croxall, consul, Marseilles.
Felix H. Suau, consul, Pointe-a-pitre, (Guadaloupe.)
Francis Lacrouts, consul, Algiers.
Washington Irving, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, Madrid.
secretary of legation, Madrid.
James S. Calhoun, consul, Havana.