The Executive Departments of the United States at Washington: A Comprehensive View of the Powers, Functions, and Duties of the Heads of Departments, Bureaus, and Divisions at Washington, as Prescribed by Law and Regulations, Together with a Description in Detail of the Organization of Each : Also a Sketch in Detail of Their Practical Operations in the Transaction of Public Affairs and of Business with the People

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W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1879 - Electronic books - 557 pages
 

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Contents

CHAPTER V
66
The Secretary of the Treasury
80
The Collection of the Revenue
81
The Safekeeping and Disbursement of Public Moneys 4 The Support of the Public Credit
95
The Interests of Commerce and Navigation
100
The Management of the Public Accounts
109
The Public Property and Miscellaneous
111
CHAPTER VI
114
The Division of Special Agents 168
115
The Division of Public Moneys
128
The Customs Division
146
The Division of Internal Revenue and Navigation
150
The Secret Service Division
169
Captured and Abandoned Property Division
170
Division of Disbursements
173
The Lighthouse Board
176
Bureau of the Mint
178
Construction Branch
180
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing
181
Office of Supervising Surgeon of Marina Hospitals
183
The Bureau of Statistics
185
Office of the Coast Survey
188
The Lifesaving Service
190
CHAPTER VII
193
Accounts of Public Debt 195 2 Mints and Assay Offices 195 3 Judiciary 195 4 Public Printing 195 5 Con gressional 195 _6 Internal Revenue 195 7 ...
195
Steamboats 196 10 Miscellaneous
196
CHAPTER VIII
199
Division of Army Accounts
204
Division of Miscellaneous Claims
205
CHAPTER IX
206
The Customs Division
207
Warehouse and Bond Division
208
Bookkeepers Division 210
210
Division of Miscellaneous CHAPTER X
212
The Customs Division
214
Public Webt Division
215
Judiciary Division 216
216
Warehouse and Customs Bond Division CHAPTER XI
220
Bookkeepers Division 222
222
Indian Division
224
Property DivisionInquiries and Replies
225
Division of Archives and Miscellaneous CHAPTER XII
227
The Bookkeepers Division 230
230
The Subsistence and Engineer Division
231
Claims Division
233
Pension Division
234
Collection Division
235
THE FOURTH AUDITOR OF THE TREASURY 237246
237
The Paymasters Division
240
Prize and Record Division
241
Navy Pension Division
242
General Claims Division
243
CHAPTER XIV
244
Internal Revenue Accounts
245
CHAPTER XV
247
The Examining Division
252
The Registering Division
253
The Bookkeepers Division
254
The Foreign Mails
255
Moneyorder Accounts
256
CHAPTER XVI
258
Division of Receipts and Expenditures
260
Note and Coupon Division
262
Note and Fractional Currency Division
264
Tonnage Division
265
CHAPTER XVII
266
The Cashiers Division
271
The Division of Issues
272
The Redemption Division
273
The Division of Loans
274
The National Bank Redemption Agency
275
CHAPTER XVIII
277
The Division of Issue
309
The Division of Reports
311
The Division of Redemption
312
The PostmasterGeneral
315
The First Assistant
340
4 The Blank Agency
341
Salary and Allowance Division
342
The Division of Railway Classification 313
343
Mail Equipment Division
344
Divis on of Postage Stamps c 315
346
Office of Foreign Mails
347
Moneyorder Office
348
Office of AttorneyGeneral for the Post Office Department
349
CHAPTER XXI
350
The AttorneyGeneral
351
CHAPTER XXII
363
The Solicitor of the Treasury
366
CHAPTER XXIII
378
The Secretary of the Navy
379
Bureau of Yards and Docks
390
Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting
391
Bureau of Steam Engineering
392
Bureau of Ordnance
394
CHAPTER XXIV
396
The Secretary of the Interior
397
The Census the Public Lands Public Buildings Contracts and Printing Pensions Hospitals Patents 407414
407
Assistant AttorneyGeneral for the Interior Depart ment
408
The Division of Appointments
416
The Division of Indian Affairs
417
The Division of Lands and Railways
418
The Division of Pensions and Miscellaneous
419
The Board of Indian Commissioners
420
THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE 422455
422
Surveys 422 2 Preemptions 423 3 Homesteads
424
Timber Culture 426 5 Bounty Lands 427 6 Mineral Lands 428 7 Desert Lands 429 8 Town Sites
430
Agricultural College Scrip
431
Th Commissioner of the General Land Office
433
Chief Clerks Division
438
The Recorders Division
439
Division of Private Land Claims 411
441
Division of Railroads
442
Preemption Division
443
Division of Accounts 414
444
Division of Mineral Claims
445
CHAPTER XXVI
446
The Office of Indian Affairs
448
Finance Division
449
Land Division
450
Records and Files Division
452
CHAPTER XXVII
453
The Pension Office 456 2 Invalid Pensioners 457 3 Sur vivors of War of 1812 460 4 Widows and Childrens Pensions 460 5 Dependent Relatives Pe...
462
Time and Manner of Paying Pensions
465
Mail Division
467
Invalid Division
468
Widows Division
469
CHAPTER XXVIII
471
Trademarks and Original Designs
477
The Commissioner of Patents 431
478
CHAPTER XXIX
488
The Division of Statistics
489
CHAPTER XXX
490
CHAPTER XXXI
492
The Commissioner
493
The Chemist
495
The Statistician
496
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515
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525
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Page 473 - Any person who has invented or discovered any new and useful art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvements thereof, not known or used by others in this country, before his invention or discovery thereof...
Page 474 - The applicant shall make oath that he does verily believe himself to be the original and first inventor or discoverer of the art, machine, manufacture, composition, or improvement for which he solicits a patent ; that he does not know and does not believe that the same was ever before known or used; and shall state of what country he is a citizen.
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Page 488 - Education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems and methods of teaching as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 94 - The Secretary of the Treasury shall require the associations thus designated to give satisfactory security, by the deposit of United States bonds and otherwise, for the safe-keeping and prompt payment of the public money deposited with them, and for the faithful performance of their duties as financial agents of the Government...
Page 474 - Office a written description of his invention or discovery, and of the manner and process of making, constructing, compounding, and using the same, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art or science to which it appertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make, construct, compound, and use the same...
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Page 461 - States, and leave a widow, or if no widow, a child or children, under sixteen years of age, such widow, or, if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death, for and during the term of five years...
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