DIRECTOR OF THE MINT. An officer whose duties are prescribed by the Act of
Congress of January 18, 18 37, 4 Sharsw. Cont. of Story L. U. S. 2524, as
follows: The director shall have the control and management of the mint, the
superintendence of the officers and persons employed therein, and the
general regulation and supervision of the business of the several branches.
And in the month of January of every year he shall make report to the
president of the United States of the operation of the mint and its branches
for the year preceding. And also to the secretary of the treasury, from time
to time, as said secretary shall require, setting forth all the operations
of the mint subsequent to the last report made upon the subject.
2. The director is required to appoint, with the approbation of the president, assistants to the assayer, melter and refiner, chief coiner and engraver, and clerks to the director and treasurer, whenever, on representation made by the director to the president, it shall be the opinion of the president that such assistants or clerks are necessary. And bonds may be required from such assistants and clerks in such sums as the director shall determine, with the approbation of the secretary of the treasury. The salary of the director of the mint, for his services, including travelling expenses incurred in visiting the different branches, and all other charges whatever, is three thousand five hundred dollars.