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The purveyor not to

Flis duty, to con- conduct the procuring and providing of all arms, mili. ing of arms, &c. tary and naval stores, provisions, clothing, Indian

goods, and generally, all articles of supply requisite for

the service of tbe United States, and whose compensaHis salary, 2,000 tion shall be, a salary of two thousand dollars per an. His letters free num. And all letters to and from the said officer shall of postage. be received and conveyed by post frie of postage.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said officerned in trade cer shall not, directly or indirectly, be concerned, or in&c. nor purchase terested, in carrying on the business of trade or com. public lands, &c. merce, or be owner, in whole or in part, of any sea ves.

sel, or purchase, by himself or another in trust for him, public lands, or any other public property, or be concerned in the purchase or disposal of any public securities of any state, or of the United States, or take, or ap: ply, to his own use, any emolument or gain, for negotiating or transacting any business in the said department, other than what shall be allowed by law; and

if he shall offend against any of the prohibitions of this dolls. imprisonForfeit, of 3,000 art, he shall, upon conviction, forfeit, to the United mert and disa. States, the penalty of three thousand dollars, and may

. ing against the be imprisoned for a term not exceeding five years, and

shall be removed from office, and be forever thereafter incapable of holding any office under the United States.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said offigive bond, &c.

cer shall, before he enters on the duties of his office, give bond, with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the secretary of the treasury and comptroller, in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, payable to the United

States, with condition for the faithful performance of lodged in the uf- the duties of his said office; which bond shall be lodged fice of the comp in the office of the comptroller. .

[Approved, February 23, 1795.]

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CHAPTER XXIV.
An act for continuing and regulating the Military Establishment of the

United States, and for repealing sundry acts heretofore passed on that

subject. * The present mi

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reestablishmeni, &c. com- presentatives of the United States of America in Congress nued.

assembled, That the present military establishinent of thie United States, composed of a corps of artillerists and engineers, to consist of nine hundred and ninety

* Repealed and supplied by act of 30th May, 1796-See chap. 266

of ar

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corps tillerists and en

to be organized

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years,

serve as dis

goons or

two non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, and of a legion to consist of four thousand eight hundred non commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, be, and the same is hereby, continued.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said corps of artillerists and engineers be completed, conformably gineers to be to the act of the eighth of May last, establishing the completedl, ke. same, and prescribing the number and term of enlistments, and the method of organization*

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the legion of The legion of the the United States be also completed, to the number of be compileted, &c. four thousand eight hundred non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, by voluntary enlistments, for the term of three years; and that the sub-legions com- The sub-legions posing the same be organized in such manner as the

as the president president of the United States shall direct. Provi- may direct. ded, nevertheless, That no such enlistment shall be made listments after 3 after three years from the passing of this act.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be The cavalry to stipulated as a condition in the enlistments for the ca- munted dra. valry, that they shall serve as dismounted dragoons, áered, &c. when ordered so to do, and that in all cases of enlistments of the troops of every description, there be expressly reserved to the government a right to discharge A right to be rethe whole, or any part thereof, at such times, and in discharge the such proportions, as may be deemed expedient.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That the commis- Commissioned sioned officers who shall be employed in the recruiting recruiting serservice, shall be entitled to receive, for every able-bo-coles forventes died recruit duly enlisted and mustered, of at least five person enlisted

of the descrire feet six inches in height, and not under the age of tion mentioned, eighteen, nor above the age of forty-six years, the sum of two dollars.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a bounty of 16 allowed and paid to each soldier now in the service of soldier re-enlist the United States, or discharged therefrom subsequent ing, &e. to the third day of March last, who shall re-enlist, a bounty of sixteen dollars: And to each person not now in the army of the United States, or discharged as above, who shall hereafter enlist, a bounty of fourteen Bounty of fourdollars: but the payment of four dollars of the bounty each recruit, not of each and every man so enlisting, shall be deferred until he shall have joined the corps in which he is to ty deferred, &c. serve. SEC. 7. And be it further enacted, That every non Non-commission

, pri commissioned officer, private, and musician, of the ar-rates, and musi

*See chapter 20. There is a discrepance between the date here re: ferred to and that alfixed to the act as the date of its approval.

c troops enlisted,

officers in the

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dollars to each

teen dollars to

of the army
Part of the boun-

the articles of uniform cloth

cavalry and ri. tlemen to be

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rate, &c.

cians, of the in, tillery and infantry, shall receive, annually, the followfantry and artil. bery. 1o revive ing articles of uniform clothing, to wit: one hat or hel

met, one coat, one vest, two pair of woollen and two pair iny mentionedo oflinen overalls, four pair of shoes, four shirts, two pair

of socks, one blanket, one stock and clasp, and one pair

of buckles. And that there be furnished to the cavalry Clothing for the and riflemen, such clothing as shall be the most suitable

and best adapted to the nature of the service, having resluitable, &c.

gard therein, as nearly as may be, to the value of the

clothing allowed, as above, to the infantry and artillery. Daily ration al. SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That every non-comnon-commission-missioned oflicer, private, and musician, shall receive,

daily, the following rations of provision, to wit: one pound of beef, or three quarters of a pound of pork, one pound of bread or flour, half a gill of rum, brandy, or whiskey, and at the rate of one quart of salt, two quarts of vinegar, two pounds of soap, and one pound of candles, to every hundred rations, or the value thereof at the contract price, where the same shall become due; and if, at such post, supplies are not furnished by contract, then such allowance as shall be deemed equitable, having reference to former contracts, and the position of the place in question.

Sec. 9. Provided always, and be it further enacted, visions to the mis That to those in the

military service of the United litary employed on the Western States, who are, or shall be, employed on the western trontiers.

frontiers, there shall be allowed, during the time of their being so employed, two ounces of flour or bread, and two ounces of beef or pork, in addition to each of their rations, and a half a pint of salt in addition to

every hundred of their rations. Monthly pay of

SEC. 10. And be it further enacied, That the monthly

pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musiticers, musicians, cians, and privates, on the military establishment of the and privates, es United States, be as follows, to wit: General staff: a en 10 Seated major general, one hundred and sixty-six dollars; a bri

gadier general, one hundred and four dollars; a quartermaster general, one hundred dollars; adjutant general, to do also the duty of inspector, seventy-five dollars; chaplain, fifty dollars; surgeon, seventy dollars; deputy quartermaster, fisty dollars; aid-de-camp, in addition to his pay in the line, twenty-four dollars; brigade major, to act also as deputy inspector, in addition to his pay in the line, twenty-four dollars; principal artificer, forty dollars; second artificer, twenty-six dollars. Regimental: lieutenant-colonel-commandant, seventy-five dollars; major of artillery, and major of dragoons, fifty

Additional allowance of pro

officers, nolicommissioned of.

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tive dollars; major of infantry, fifty dollars; paymaster, adjutant, and quartermaster, in addition to their pay in the line, ten dollars; captains, forty dollars; lieutenants, twenty-six dollars; ensigns and cornets, twenty dollars; surgeons, forty-five dollars; surgeon's mates, thirty dollars; sergeant-majors, and quartermaster-sergeants, eight dollars; senior musicians, seven dollaps; sergeants, seven dollars; corporals, six dollars; musicians, five dollars; privates, four dollars; artificers allowed to the in. fantry, light dragoons, and artillery, nine dollars; matrons and nurses in the hospital, eight dollars.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the commis- Rations for comme sioned officers aforesaid shall be entitled to receive, for cers, their daily subsistence, the following number of rations of provisions, to wit: A major-general, fifteen rations; a brigadier-general, twelve rations; a lieutenant-colonel. commandant, and quartermaster-general, each, six ra. tions; a major, four rations; brigade-major, and aid-decamp, four rations; a captain, three rations; a lieutetenant, ensign, or cornet, two rations; a surgeon, as well hospital as regimental, three rations; a surgeon's mate, two rations; a deputy quartermaster, two rations; Money in lieu of a principal, and second, artificer, each, two rations; a rations, chaplain, two rations; or money in lieu thereof, at the option of the said officers, at the contract price, at the posts, respectively, where the rations shall become due.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the officers Monthly rate of hereinafter described shall, whenever forage shall not stead of forage, be furnished by the public, receive at the rate of the following enumerated sums, per month, instead thereof, to wit: The major-general, twenty dollars; the brigadier-general, sixteen dollars; lieutenant-colonel, twelve dollars; quartermaster-general, adjutant-general, and surgeon-general, each, twelve dollars; major, ten dol. lars; aid-dle-camp. brigade-major, and surgeon, eachi, ten dollars; captain of cavalry, eight dollars; chaplain and surgeon's mate, each, six dollars; deputy-quartermaster, and subalterns of cavalry, cach, six dollars: principal artificer, paymaster, adjutant, and regimental quartermaster, each, six dollars.

SEC. 13. And be it further enacted, That if any oilicer, non-commissioned officer, private, or musician, ccnimissimed os aforesaid, shall be wounded or disabled, while in the

ficers, privales, line of his duty, in public service, he shall be placed on disabled. Be.

be placed on the the list of the invalids of the United States, at such rate list of invalids, of pay, and under such regulations, as shall be directed by the president of the United States for the time being:

allowance, in

to the officers mentioned,

&c. wounded or

&c.

officer not to exceed half pay

not ex

disabilities in

to be

Oficers and coldiers to take and subscribe and oath.

Provie; mate of Provided always, That the rate of compensation to be compensation to a conmissioned allowed for such wounds or disabilities, to a commisatted Kale" puresioned officer, shall never exceed, for the highest disafaces have to persa bility, half the monthly pay of such officer, at the time ceed five dollars of his being so disabled or wounded; and that the rate of per

compensation to non-commissioned officers, privates,

and musicians, shall never exceed five dollars per Proviso; allow. month: And provided also, That all inferior disabilities anterioris ftrior shall entitle the person so disabled to receive an allowproportion.

ance proportionate to the highest disability.
Officers and sol- Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the officers,
vermoed by the non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians,
clts , &.
les and artisc, aforesaid, shall be governed by the rules and articles

of war, which have been established by the United
States in congress assembled, * as far as the same may be
applicable to the constitution of the United States, or
by such rules and articles as may hereafter by law be es-
tablished.

SEC. 15. And be it further enacted, That every offi-
cer, non-commissioned officer, private, and musician,
aforesaid, shall take and subscribe the following oath or

affirmation, to wit: “I, A B, do solemnly swear or afForm of the oath.ffirm (as the case may be) to bear true allegiance to the

United States of America, and to serve them. honestly and
faithfully, against all their enemies or opposers whomso-
erer, and to observe and obey the orders of the president
of the United States, and the orilers of the officers appoint-
ed over me, according to the rules and articles of war."

Sec. 16. And be it further enacted. That it shall be arm the troups as lawful for the president of the United States to arm the

troops aforesaid, whether riflemen, artillerists, dra. The president goons, or infantry, as he shall think proper; and that it may forbi ar to be also lawful for him to forbear to raise, or to discharge charge the after they shall be raised, any part thereof, in case cops, in case, events shall, in his judgment, render his so doing con

sistent with public safety, and general convenience
and economy.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That every per

son who shall procure, or entice, a soldier in the service sels receiving de

of the United States to desert, or who shall conceal such perters fikse. sub-soldier, knowing him to have deserted, or who shall purimprisonment. chase from such soldier his arms, or his uniform cloth

ing, or any part thereof, and every captain or com-
manding officer of any ship or vessel, who shall enter
on board such ship or vessel, as one of his crew, know-
ing him to have deserted, or otherwise carry away such

*See chapter 2, with its supplements.

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