Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress; With the Reports of the Heads of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Documents

Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress; With the Reports of the Heads of Departments and Selections from Accompanying Documents

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...as major, former sergeants are now lieutenants, roundsmen are sergeants, and patrolmen privates. The force now authorized by law consists as follows, viz: One major and sulfrintendent, one captain and inspector, ten lieutenants, twenty sergeants, two undred privates, and six detectives, making the entire number of the effective force of the District authorized by law, including officers and privates, two hundred and thirty-eight men. This number is entirely too small for the amount of dpolice duty required in a. territory of nearly seventy square miles, intersecte by nearly or quite three hundred miles of streets, exclusive of alleys and public reservations. The board has not as yet seen proper to make any additional appointments upon the force under the act of Congress authorizing them to do so, inasmuch as no appropriation was made to pay this additional number of men. The failure to make this appropriation was of course an oversight, Wl1l('.l'1' we trust will be remedied at the approaching session. Congress also omitted to designate the pay that should be allowed the captain, the sergeants, and a clerk authorized to be appointed by the same act. The board requests that the salary of these ofiicers be fixed by law at the next session of Congress. Under present regulations this matter seems to be left to the discretion of the board. I SANITARY COMPANY. During the past year this company has performed an amount of labor in its particular sphere which has been of inestimable value to the health of this community. Our citizens generally, in the early months of the year, were apprehensive of the advent of cholera in our midst during the summer months. Early in the spring the sanitary detail was doubled and was specially charged to see...show more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 875g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682637X
  • 9781236826374