TWENTY‑SECOND Congress, Session I, Chapter 80, Vol 4.


An Act authorizing the revision and extension of the rules and regulations of the naval service.


          Be it enacted in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to constitute a board of naval officers, to be composed of the naval commissioners and two post captains, to meet at the seat of Government, whose duty it shall be, with the aid and assistance of the Attorney General, carefully to revise and enlarge the rules and regulations governing the naval service, with the view to adapt them to the present and future exigencies of this important arm of national defence, which rules and regulations, when approved by him and sanctioned by Congress, shall have the force of law, and stand in lieu of all others heretofore enacted.



          Approved, May 19, 1832.