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Page. Saperintendent general of military supplies authorized,

186 Servants, private, of officers, allowance for,

178, 217 number fixed,

198 Sites, military, sale of, authorized,

233 Survey of the waters of the Chesapeake, to be completed,

231 Subsistence, allowance of, to officers, 51, 59, 71, 77, 80, 98, 104, 116, 146, 155,

177, 182, 192, 196, 209 to soldiers, 52, 59, 70, 76, 94, 105, 116, 146, 155,

177, 182, 192, 196, 209 rate of commutation for, to officers,

148, 159 to be procured by contract,

229 commissary general of, authorized.

228, 243 and assistants, not to deal in any article entering into the ration,

229 assistant commissaries of, subject to duty in the quartermaster's department,

243 Staff, general, organization of, as such,

189, 214, 227 officers of, authorized, 54, 75, 80, 88, 107, 115, 154, 173, 174

178, 242, 243 clothed with brevet rank,

189 of the army, to comply with requisitions of naval and marine officers, 204 Summary process against delinquent debtors,

237 not to have retrospective effect on sureties,

239 Sleeping on post,

27, 132 Spoil or waste not to be committed,

134 Scott, major-general, gold medal voted to,

247 Shelby, governor, thanks of congress and gold medal voted to,




Traitorous or disrespectful words against congress or state legislatures, 18 Travelling allowance to discharged officers and soldiers, 110, 121, 159, 184 Transfers of appropriations limited and restrained,

224, 234 Treasury, better organization of,

237 agent of, to be appointed, to superintend suits against delinquents, 237 Trials not to take place a second time for the same offence,

139 persons not liable to, for offences of more than two years standing, 139 hours for conducting,

43, 138 Thanks of congress voted to major general Brown, &c.

247 major general Jackson, &c

248 major general Gaines, &c.

247 major.general Macomb, &c.

248 major-general Harrison, &c,

249 governor Shelby, &c.



Uniform clothing, allowance of,

to be altered,

40, 52, 60, 70, 76, 109, 116, 155


Page. Uniform clothing, expense of altering,

110 surplus of, to be furnished to paymasters,

117, 155 kind and quantity of, to be prescribed by the President, 197, 216 of the army, President authorized to prescribe,



Violence to persons bringing supplies into camp or garrison,
Volunteers may be accepted,

exempt from militia duty, Vacancies in the army and navy to be filled,

27, 133 87, 101

91 102




Watchword, imparting, to persons not entitled to receive it,

28, 133 Waste or spoil not to be committed,

28, 134 and sale of ammunition,

25, 131 Witnesses to be examined on oath,

31, 137 refusing to give evidence,

31 War department, establishment of, secretary of, duties of,

48 chief clerk of, duties of, Widows and orphans, provisions for,

67,81, 183, 210, 211 of militia, provisions for,

211, 225 entitled to bounty land,

204 Warrants, military land, secretary of war to issue,

170 time for procuring, extended,

226 time for issuing and locating, extended, 231, 246 remedy for loss of,

217 of distress, to be issued against delinquent debtors,

237, 239 appeal from,

239 Waiters of officers, allowance for,

178, 217 number fixed,

198 Wounds, provisions respecting,

52, 71, 78, 118, 157, 183 Wagon-masters to be appointed,

163, 191 not to deal in means of transport,


16% Wrongs of officers, redress of,

24, 37, 131 inferior officers and soldiers, redress of,

131 Whipping, limitation of,

36, 44, 139 abolished,


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We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,

establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America,




1. All legislative powers herein 'granted, shall be vested in a congress of the United States, which shall consist of a senate and house of representatives.


1. The house of representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of the several states; and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature. 2. No person shall be a representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-five years, and been seren years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state in which he shall be chosen.

3. Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this union, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other per. sons.

The actual enumeration shall be made within three years after the first meeting of the congress of the United States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as they shall by law direct. The number of representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand, but each state shall have at least one representative; and until such enumeration shall be ma:le, the state of New Hampshire shall be enti led to choose three; Massachusetts eight; Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one; Connecticut five; New York six; New Jersey four; Pennsylvania eight; Delaware one; Maryland six; Virginia ten; North Carolina five; South Carolina five; and Georgia three.

4. When vacancies happen in the representation from any state, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies,

5. The house of representatives shall choose their speaker and other officers, and shall have the sole power of impeachment.


1. The senate of the United States shall be composed of two senators from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each senator shall have one vote.

2. Immediately after they shall be assembled in conse. quence of the first election, they shall be divided, as equally as may be, into three classes. The seats of the senators of the first class, shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and of the third class at the expiration of the sixth year, so that one-third may be chosen every second year; and if vacancies happen by resignation or otherwise, during the recess of the legislature of any state, the executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next ineeting of the legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.

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