Page images
PDF
EPUB

ed, for commercial purposes, in the

except, &c.

&c. to be concern- nor any or either of their deputies or assistant deputies, shall be

concerned, directly or indirectly, in the purchase or sale, for any article intended commercial purposes, of any article intended for, making a part for their respective of, or appertaining to, their respective departments, except for,

and on account of, the United States; nor shall they, or either of them, take or apply to his or their own use, any gain or emolument for negotiating or transacting any business in their respective departments, other than what is or may be allowed

by law. The quartermaster: Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the quartermasterLe appoint ore prin. general be, and he is hereby, empowered to appoint, one prine cipal barrack-mas: cipal barrack-master, and as many deputy barrack-masters as puties as may be ne- may, from time to time, be necessary, not exceeding one to each exceeding, &c. separate barrack or cantonment; which said principal barrack

master shall be entitled to receive the same pay, rations, and emoluments as the principal forage-master; and each of his deputies, the same pay, rations, and emoluments, as is by law

allowed to a deputy forage-master. The secretary of Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, in addition to the additional-allo allowance made to the quartermaster-general and commissary master

, and conter general, respectively, in and by the act hereby amended, it shall missary-general, for and may be lawful for the secretary for the department of war

for the time being, to allow to them, respectively, such sums as, in his opinion, shall have been actually and necessarily expende ed in their several departments for office rent, fuel, candles, and

extra clerk hire. The quartermaster- Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the quartermaster&c. to enter into general, the deputy quartermasters, and the assistant deputy bonds, &c.

quartermasters, shall, before they, or either of them, enter upon the duties of their appointment, respectively enter into bond, with sufficient security, to be approved of by the secretary of war, conditioned for the faithful expenditure of all publie

moneys, and accounting for all public property, which may The quartermaster-come to their hands, respectively; and the quartermaster-general, for money, &c. that shall not be liable for any money or property that may come hands of subordi- into the hands of the subordinate officers of his department.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the sixth section of the act hereby amended, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

[:Approved, May 22, 1812.]

nate officers, &c. The 6th section of act amended, repealed.

CHAPTER 76.

An act for the more perfect organization of the army of the United States.*

The infantry of the

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaarmy to consist of tives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, B regimento

That the infantry of the army of the United States shall con

This ‘act, with the exception of that part of section 5 which related to the rule of promotions, is superseded by act of 3d March, 1818, chapter 100.“

company.

sist of twenty-five regiments, and that a regiment shall consist Organization of a of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, one major, one-adjutant, regiment one paymaster, one quartermaster, one surgeon, two surgeon's mates, one sergeant-major, one quartermaster-sergeant, two principal musicians, and ten companies,

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That each company Organization of a shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one ensign, four sergeants, six corporals, two musicians, and ninety privates.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, to the regiment of A riding-master to cavalry, authorized by the act, passed January eleventh, one valry mentioned. thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “An act to raise an additional military force;"* there shall be added one ridingmaster; and to the regiment of light dragoons authorized by the A surgeon's mate to act, passed April twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and dragoso mentioneight, entitled "An act to raise for a limited time, an additional ed. military force,”+ one surgeon's mate.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That each troop of ca- Organization of a valry, or light dragoons, shall consist of one captain, one first troop of cavalry, lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one cornet, four sergeants, six corporals, two musicians, one master of the sword, one saddler, The pay, &c. of a one farrier, one blacksmith, and sixty-four privates; and the the same as that of pay and emolument of: a master of the sword shall be the as those of a riding-master, and the pay and emolument of a the same as, a fake blacksmith shall be the same as those of a farrier.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the military estab- The military estab lishment authorized by law previous to the twelfth day of April, previous to the 12th one thousand eight hundred and eight, and the additional mili- additional military tary foree raised by virtue of the act of the twelfth of April, mentioned, incora one thousand eight hundred and eight, be; and the same are porated. hereby, incorporated; and, that from and after the passing of this aet, the promotions shall be made through the lines of artillerists, Promotions to be light artillery, dragoons, riflemen, and infantry, respectively, ac- lines, respective, cording to established rule.

&c. according to [ Approved, Frene 26, 1812:]

same

a riding-master; and of a blacksmith

rier.

rule.

CHAPTER 77.

An act respecting the pay of the army of the United States.

[ocr errors]

Sbe: 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- The officers and tives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, to receive the same That the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and pay, forage, rationem privates, of the army of the United States, shall receive the and soldiers are en same pay, forage, rations, clothing, and other emoluments, as to raise, for a limit

[ocr errors]

Chapter 65.

Chapter 57. # Superseded by act of 30 March, 1815, which refers to and adopte the prom visions of the same act in respect to pay, &c.

force, &c.

ed time, addi- the officers of the same grade and corps, non-commissioned oftional military

ficers, musicians, and privates, are entitled to by the act, entitled “An act to raise, for a limited time, an additional military force,"* passed April twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and eight; and to the aid-de-camp of a brigadier, to a brigade-quartermaster, brigade-inspector, and adjutant, there shall be allowed forage for one horse only, or, in lieu thereof, ten dollars per month; and to the brigade-majors, under the act passed January the eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, there shall be allowed forage for one horse, or in lieu thereof, ten dollars per month; and the pay of a quartermaster-sergeant shall be nine dollars per month.

(Approved, July 6, 1812.]

CHAPTER 78.

An act making further provisions for the army of the United States, and for

other purposes.t

Two additional

senate, &c.

pay,

&c.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representamay be appointed tives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, by the President and That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby,

authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to The brigadier-gen- appoint two brigadier-generals, in addition to those already aureceive covered to thorized by law, who shall each be entitled to the same number

of aids and brigade-majors, as are allowed to a brigadier-general under the act of Congress, passed the eleventh of January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve. And the said brigadiergenerals, aids, and brigade-majors, shall be entitled to receive the same pay and emoluments as are by law allowed to officers of the same grade.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That to any army of the appoint a deputy, United States, other than that in which the adjutant-general, de cierto hang charme inspector-general, quartermaster-general, and paymaster of the which the adjutant- army, shall serve, it shall be lawful for the President to appoint &c. to be taken from one deputy adjutant-general, one deputy inspector-general, one

deputy quartermaster-general, and one deputy paymaster-general, who shall be taken from the line of the army, and who shall, each, in addition to his pay and other emoluments, be en

titled to fifty dollars per month, which shall be in full compenNot exceeding

sation for his extra services. And that there shall be, to each puties to cach der of the foregoing deputies, such number of assistant deputies

(not exceeding three to each department) as the public service

'The President say

the line of the army; pay, &c.

partment as the per

* See chapter 57, section 4.

† The first and second sections of this act, relating to organization and pay, are superseded by the provisions of the act of March 30, 1815, chapter 100. The residue, from their nature and general import, are not liable to be incidentally repealed.

rals to be free, &c,

may require, who shall, in like manner, be taken from the line, vice may require to and who shall, each, be entitled to thirty dollars per month, in line ; pay, &c. addition to his pay and other emoluments, which shall be in full compensation for his extra services: And provided also, Proviso ; the PresThat the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, appoint any of the authorized to appoint any of the officers named in this act officers named, in during the recess of the Senate, to be submitted to the Senate, submitted,'&c. at their next meeting, for their advice and consent.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all letters and Letters, &c. to and packages to and from the adjutant-general and inspector-gene- and inspector-gencral, shall be free from postage.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President The President auis hereby authorized to confer brevet rank on such officers of thorized to confer the army as shall distinguished themselves by gallant actions, or cers who distinguish meritorious conduct, or who shall have served ten years in any who have one grade:* Provided, That nothing herein contained shail ten years, &c. be so construed as to entitle officers so brevetted to any addi- herein to entitle of tional pay or emoluments, except when commanding separate additional pay, &c. posts, districts, or detachments, when they shall be entitled to, except when com

manding separate and receive, the same pay and emoluments to which officers posts, &c. of the same grades are now, or hereafter may be, allowed by law.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the officers who Officers who do not shall not take waiters from the line of the army, shall receive the line, to receive the pay, clothing, and subsistence allowed to a private soldier, the pay, kes of for as many waiters as they may actually keep, not exceeding as many waiters,dec. the number allowed by existing regulations.

[ Approved, July 6, 1812.]

served Proviso; nothing

CHAPTER 79.

An act increasing the pay of the non-commissioned officers, musicians, privatesi,

and others, of the army, and for other purposes.t

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- After the 31st of tatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, monthly pay of the That, from and after the thirty-first day of December, eighteen non-commissioned hundred and twelve, the monthly pay of the non-commissioned ete, to be as speciofficers, musicians, privates, drivers, bombardiers, matrosses, sappers, miners, artificers, saddlers, farriers, and blacksmiths, who have enlisted, or shall hereafter enlist, in the service of the United States, shall, during the continuance of the war between the United States of America, and their territories, and the

* So much of this act as authorizes brevet rank to be conferred for ten years' service in one grade, is repealed by act of 30th June, 1834, chapter 165-See also chapter 116.

| Rendered obsolete by the termination of the war. For pay, subsequently, see provisions of the act of 3d March, 1815, chapter 100.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the depenSpecification of dencies thereof, be as follows, to wit: To each sergeant-major monthly pay.

and quartermaster-sergeant, twelve dollars; to each sergeant and principal musician, eleven dollars; to each corporal, ten dollars; to each musician, nine dollars; to each private, driver, bombardier, matross, sapper, and miner, eight dollars; to each artificer, saddler, farrier, and blacksmith, not attached to the quartermaster-general's and ordnance department, thirteen

dollars. During the contin- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That, during the convance of the war tinuance of the war with Great Britain, no non-commissioned mo non-commission officer, musician, private, driver, bombardier, matross, sapper, etc. liable to arrest miner, artifieer, saddler, farrier, or blacksmith, enlisted in the for debt, etc.

service of the United States, during his continuance in service, shall be arrested, or subject to arrest, or to be taken in execution, for any debt before or after enlistment.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That every non-comofficers, privates, missioned officer, musician, and private, who shall, after the the promulgation of promulgation of this act, be recruited in the regular army of to serve during the the United States, may, at his option, to be made at the time of water for for the sears

, enlistment, engage to serve during the present war with Great at option, etc.

Britain, instead of the term of five years; and shall, in case he makes such option, be entitled to the same bounty in money and land, and to all other allowances, and be subject to the same rules and regulations, as if he had enlisted for the term of

[ Approved, December 12, 1812.]

Non-comunissioned

five years.

2

CHAPTER 80.

An act supplementary to the act, entitled “ An act for the more perfect organiza

tion of the army of the United States."*

The President au

szent mentioned.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenone additional sung tatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, jor, to the lat regi- That the President of the United States bę, and he is bereby,

authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint one additional major to the first regiment of light dragoons, the regiment of light artillery, each regiment of infantry, and the rifle regiment in the army of the United States; who shall receive the like pay, rations, forage, and other emol uments, as officers of the same grade and corps of the present establishment

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be appointed, Daniele do be eating in manner aforesaid, one third lieutenant to each troop or com

pany in the army of the United States, who, if of cavalry or

A third lieute

* This act is superseded by that of 3d March, 1815, fizing the peace, establieber ment of the United States_See chapter 100.

« PreviousContinue »