Congressional Serial Set, Issue 5246

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1908 - United States
Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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Page 177 - States, either the regular or the volunteer forces, and has been, or may be hereafter, honorably discharged, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States upon his petition, without any previous declaration of his intention to become such...
Page 341 - ... compasses; logs and other appliances for measuring the ship's way, and leads and other appliances for sounding; lanterns and lamps, and their appendages, for general use on board ship for illuminating purposes, and oil and candles used in connection therewith; bunting and other materials for making and repairing flags of all kinds...
Page 322 - Act approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, entitled "An Act to reorganize and increase the efficiency of the personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States...
Page 177 - Any alien of the age of twenty-one years and upward who has enlisted or may enlist in the United States Navy or Marine Corps and has served or may hereafter serve five consecutive years in the United States Navy or one enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and has been or may hereafter be honorably discharged, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States upon his petition without any previous declaration of his intention to become such ; and the court admitting such alien shall,...
Page 2 - And all officers of the Navy shall be credited with the actual time they may have served as officers or enlisted men in the regular or volunteer Army or Navy, or both, and shall receive all the benefits of such actual service in all respects in the same manner as if all said service had been continuous and in the regular Navy in the lowest grade having graduated pay held by such officer since last entering the service...
Page 242 - ... services and materials in repairing, correcting, adjusting, and testing compasses on shore and on board ship; nautical and astronomical instruments, and repairs to same; libraries for ships of war, professional books...
Page 558 - In such navy yards as he may designate, and shall build any of the vessels herein authorized in such navy yards as he may designate should It reasonably appear that the persons, firms, or corporations, or the agents thereof, bidding for the construction of any of said vessels have entered into any combination, agreement, or understanding the effect, object or purpose of which is to deprive the government of fair, ! open and unrestricted competition in letting contracts for the construction of any...
Page 248 - PROVISIONS, NAVY: For provisions and commuted rations for the seamen and marines, which commuted rations may be paid to caterers of messes, in case of death or desertion, upon orders of the commanding officers...
Page 149 - ... men unavoidably detained or absent from vessels to which attached under orders (during which subsistence rations to be stopped on board ship and no credit for commutation therefor to be given...
Page 449 - BUREAU OF CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR. CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR OF VESSELS: For preservation and completion of vessels on the stocks and in ordinary; purchase of materials and stores of all kinds; steam steerers, pneumatic steerers, steam capstans, steam windlasses, and all other auxiliaries; labor in navy-yards and on foreign stations; purchase of machinery and tools for use in shops...

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