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analogy with the rule of damages settled by the Supreme Court of the United States, that, in breach of contract of sale, the measure of damages is the value of the article at the time of breach. 3 Wheaton, 200. 6 Wheaton, 109.

The committee have therefore agreed to report a bill authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to settle the claim of the petitioners upon the above principles.

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CONGRESS

EXPENDITURES-STATE DEPARTMENT.

APRIL 27,

1830.
Read, and laid upon the table.

Mr. EARLL, from the Committee on the Expenditures of the State Depart

ment, made the following

REPORT:

The Committee on the Expenditures of the State Department, report:

That, in the discharge of the duties assigned them, they commenced their examinations with the year 1828. The report of a former committee, made to the House of Representatives, on the fifth day of April, 1828, embraced the disbursements of the State Department up to the first day of January of that year. They have confined their examinations to the years 1828 and 1829. They herewith present a general statement of the expenditures of the Department of State for each of those years. Accompanying this report is a letter from the Register of the Treasury, marked A. Also, a general abstract of accounts, rendered by William Browne, late agent of the Department of State, from January 1st, 1828, to May 2d, 1829, marked B. And also, a general abstract of accounts, rendered by W.C. H. Waddell, the present agent of the Department of State, from the 2d of May, 1829, to the first of January, 1830, marked C.

The committee have examined the accounts of these expenditures, as far as they judged necessary. The accounts appear to the committee to be correct, according to the general abstracts herewith presented.

EXPENDITURES for the years 1828 and 1829.

1828.

1829.

28,392 31

29,197 13

To expenditures as per Register's statement annexed, marked A,
Contingent and incidental expenses of the Department of State, publish-

ing and distributing the laws, and extra copying of papers, viz:
1828, Jan. 1.

To balance due by W. Browne, (late) Agent, as per statement annexed, marked B,

$324 07 To expenditures in 1828 as per Register's statement annexed, mark

30,050 00
To cash receipts of Agent expended in 1828 as per statement annex-
ed, marked B,

146 06
1829, Jan. 1. To balance due W. Browne, late Agent, as per statement annexed,

1,552 35
To expenditures in 1829 as per Register's statement annexed, mark-

- $24,784 18 Less balance as above due W. Browne, late Agent, expended in

1,552 35

32,072 48

23,231 83 To cash receipts in 1829, expended as per statement annexed, marked C,

242 92 To balance due W. Browne, late Agent, expended by him as per statement annexed, marked B,

2,010 06

Salaries.

ed A,

ed A,

1828,

1830, Jan. 1.

By balance in the hands of W. €. H. Waddell, Agent, this day

$25,484 81

909 65

24,575 16

Procuring statements of fines and forfeitures under a resolution of 13th

January, 1825. 1829. To expenditures as per Register's statement annexed, marked A,

4,405 21 1830, Jan. 1. By balance in hands of W. C. H. Waddell, Agent, as per statement annexed, marked C,

1,074 59 Fixtures for Patent Office,

9,330 62

1829.

To expenditures as per Register's statement annexed, marked A,

3,000 00

Purchase of Gordon's Digest.

1829.

To expenditures as per Register's statement annexed, marked A,

3,000 00

Diplomatic Department.

To expenditures as per Register's statement annexed, marked A,

117,910 44

123,236 29

Contingent expenses of Foreign Intercourse. To balance due by W. Browne, late Agent, as per statement annexed, marked B,

5,789 97 xpenditures as per Register's statement annexed, marked A, 18,791 97

24,581 94

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