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each of the levies.
ed for erery re
curred by this act.
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That each of the non- 3 dollars bounty to commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, of the said levies, shall be entitled to receive three dollars as a bounty.
Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That in case the nature President may enof the service, upon which the troops of the United States may number of surbe employed, should require a greater number of surgeon's geon's mates. mates, than are provided for in the beforementioned act, the President of the United States may engage, from time to time, such additional number of surgeon's mates as he shall judge necessary.
Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the commissioned Two dollars allowofficers, who shall be employed to recruit men for the said régi- cruit. ments, shall be entitled to receive, for every recruit who shall be duly enlisted and mustered, the sum of two dollars.
Šec. 15. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the appropriation for expense, for one year, of the additional regiment to be raised by cur virtue of this act; for defraying the expense, for a like term, of the officers mentioned in the seventh section of this act; for defraying the expense of the said militia horse, militia foot, and levies, which may be called into, or engaged for, the service of the United States, pursuant to this act; for defraying the expense of such surgeon's mates as may be appointed pursuant to the fifteenth section of this act; for defraying the expense of recruiting the said two regiments; and for defraying the expense of any military posts which the President shall judge expedient and proper to establish; there be, and hereby is, appropriated, a sum, not exceeding three hundred and twelve thousand six hun- Not exceeding dred and eighty-six dollars and twenty cents, to be paid out of cents. the moneys which, prior to the first day of January next, shall arise from the duties imposed upon spirits distilled within the Fund. United States, and from stills, by the act, entitled “An act repealing, after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States, and for appropriating the same;” together with the excess of duties which may arise from the duties imposed by the said act on imported spirits, beyond those which would have arisen by the act, entitled “An act making further provision for the payment of the debts of the United States.'
And to the end that the public service may not be impeded for want of necessary means:
Sec. 16. Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for President the President to take on loan, the whole sum by this act appro- priated, at an intepriated, or so much thereof as he may judge requisite, at an in- test paot exceeding terest not exceeding six per centum per annum; and the fund established for the abovementioned appropriation, is hereby pledged for the re-payment of the principal and interest of any Pledge of fund. loan to be obtained in manner aforesaid; and in case of any
deficiency in the said fund, the faith of the United States is hereby And of public faith. also pledged to make good such deficiency.
[Approved, March 3, 1791.]
312,686 dollars 29
An act for making farther and more effectual provision for the protection of the
frontiers of the United States. *
The battalion of
try, to be com
Three additional regiments to be raised, for three years, &c. to consist of 960, &c.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenartillery, and two tatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled,
That the battalion of artillery now in service, be completed acpleted.
cording to the establishment, and that the two regiments of infantry now in service, be completed to the number of nine hundred and sixty non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, each.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be raised,
for a term not exceeding three years, three additional regiments, be or oth each of which, exclusively of the commissioned officers, shall
consist of nine hundred and sixty non-commissioned officers, One to be organized privates, and musicians; and that one of the said regiments bé
organized in the following manner, that is to say: two battalions of infantry, each of which, exclusively of the commissioned of
ficers, shall consist of three hundred and twenty non-commisA squadron of light sioned officers, privates, and musicians; and one squadron of
light dragoons, which, exclusively of the commissioned officers, shall consist of three hundred and twenty non-commissioned of
ficers, privates, and musicians; and that it shall be a condition Dragoons to serve in the enlistment of the said dragoons, to serve as dismounted Organization of the dragoons, whenever they shall be ordered thereto: That the su padres of light organization of the said squadron of light dragoons shall be as fol
lows, to wit: one major, one adjutant, one quartermaster, one surgeon's mate, and four troops, each of which shall consist of one captain, one lieutenant, one cornet, four sergeants, four corporals,
one farrier, one sadler, one trumpeter, and sixty-nine dragoons; and dragoons, &c. the President may arm the said troops, as he shall think proper.
Sec. 3. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That Fanize the troopas it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to or
ganize the said five regiments of infantry, and the said corps of horse and artillery, as he shall judge expedient, diminishing the number of corps, or taking from one corps and adding to another, as shall appear to him proper, so that the whole num
ber of officers and men shall not exceed the limits above preThree regiments to scribed: Provided, That the said three regiments shall be dispeace with the In- charged as soon as the United States shall be at
with the Indian tribes.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the non-commisthree years, unless sioned officers, privates, and musicians, of the said three regi
ments, shall be enlisted for the term of three years, unless pre
viously discharged. 8 dollars bounty.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every recruit who
shall be enlisted by virtue of this act, shall receive eight dollars The same boun- bounty, and that the same shall be made up to the non-commis
President may arm
President may or.
he may judge expedient, &c.
Term of enlistment
* Repealed and supplied by act of 3d March, 1795—see chap. 24.
sioned officers, privates, and musicians, now in service, who uy to those already have enlisted for three years, since the passing of the act, enti-colisted. tled “An act for regulating the military establishment of the United States.'
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the commissioned Allowance to reofficers who shall be employed to recruit for the establishment, sunting officers, shall be entitled to receive for every recruit, duly enlisted and mustered, two dollars.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the monthly pay of Monthly pay of the commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, privates, privates. and musicians, on the military establishment of the United States, and of the three regiments authorized by this act, shall be, in future, as follows, free of all deductions, to wit: General Staff: A major-general, one hundred and sixty-six dollars. A brigadier-general, one hundred and four dollars. Quartermaster, one hundred dollars. Adjutant, to do also the duty of inspector, seventy-five dollars.
Chaplain, fifty dollars. Surgeon, seventy dollars. Deputy quartermaster, listy dollars. Aid-decamp, 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: Lieutenantcolonel commandant, seventy-five dollars. Major-commandant of artillery, and major of dragoons, fifty-five dollars. Paymaster, in addition to his pay in the line, ten dollars. Quartermaster, in addition to his pay in the line, eight dollars. Adjutant, in addition to his pay in the line, ten dollars. Majors of infantry, fisty dollars. Captains, forty dollars. Lieutenants, twenty-six dollars. Ensigns and cornets, twenty dollars. Surgeons, forty-five dollars. Mates, thirty dollars. Sergeant-majors and quartermaster sergeants, seven dollars. Senior musicians, six dollars. Sergeants, six dollars.
Corporals, five dollars. Privates, three dollars. Musicians, four dollars. Artificers allowed to the infantry, light dragoons, and artillery, and included as privates, eight dollars. Matrons and nurses in the hospital, eight dollars.
SEC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the rations, or mo- Rations for offiney in lieu thereof, for the commissioned, non-commissioned Sees and privates, officers, privates, and musicians, of the additional troops herein mentioned, shall be the same as described in the aforesaid act, entitled, “An act for regulating the military establishment of the United States,” † and in the act passed in the third session of the first congress, entiiled! An act for raising and adding another regiment to the military establishment of the United States, and for making faither provision for the protection of the fiontiers.” 主
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the forage, to be allowed to the officers of the additional regiments authorized by Forage to addithis act, be the same as described by the acts before mentioned. tioual regiments,
* See chap. 12.
| See chapter 12.
See chapter 13.
President may, from time to time,
Clothing for the Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the allowance of folabilir hed by law clothing, for non-commissioned officers and privates of the in
fantry of the said three regiments, shall be the same as is by law Clothing to be
established: that suitable clothing be provided for the cavalry, peroxideor the and adapted to the nature of the service, and conformed as near
as may be, to the value of the clothing allowed to the infantry
and artillery. Oaths, regula- SEC. 11. Sind be it further enacted, That all the commissionsations, according ed and non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, of to be act men- the said three regiments, shall take the same oaths, shall be
governed by the same rules and regulations, and, in cases of disabilities, shall receive the same compensations as are described in the beforementioned act, entitled "An act for regu
lating the military establishment of the United States." President may for- Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful any part, or the for the President of the United States to forbear to raise, or to whole of the three discharge after they shall be raised, the whole, or any part, of the said three additional regiments, in case events shall
, in his judgment, render his so doing consistent with the public safety.
Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the President be, call caralry into and he hereby is, authorized, from time to time, to call into ser
vice, and for such periods as he may deem requisite, such num
ber of cavalry as, in his judgment, may be necessary for the Pay of cavalry; protection of the frontiers: Provided, That the non-commission&c. pay in lieu or ed officers shall not be allowed more than one dollar per day, rations, &c.
nor the privates more than seventy-five cents per day, each person finding his horse, arms, and accoutrements, and at his own risk, and twenty-five cents per day in lieu of rations and forage: Provided he furnish himself therewith.
Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the President alone appoint commissioned officers; be, and he hereby is, authorized to appoint, for the cavalry so number, rank,
to be engaged, the proper commissioned officers, who shall not exceed, in number and rank, the proportions assigned to the said three regiments, and whose pay and other allowances shall not, exclusively of fifty cents per day for the use and risk of their horses, exceed those of officers of corresponding rank, in the said regiments.
SEC. 15. And be further enacted, That the President of the United States be authorized, in case he shall deem the measure
expedient, to employ such number of the Indians, and for such Proviso: compen- compensations, as he may think proper: Provided, The said
compensations do not, in the whole, exceed twenty thousand 20,000 dolls. dollars.
[ Approved, March 5, 1792.]
President alone to
employ Indians, &c,
sation to Indians not to exceed
See chapter 12.
An act supplemental to the act for making further and more effectual provision for
the protection of the frontiers of the United States. *
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- The President tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, brigadier-generals That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint such number of brigadier-generals as may be conducive to the good of the public service. Provided the whole number appointed, or to be appointed, shall not exceed four.
[Approved, March 28, 1792.]
An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments.
reside near headquarters.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be a paymas- A pay master to ter, to reside near the head quarters of the troops of the United States. That it shall be the duty of the said paymaster, to re- His duties ; bond ;
, ceive, from the treasurer, all the moneys which shall be entrusted to him for the purpose of paying the pay, the arrears of pay, subsistence, or forage, due to the troops of the United States. That he shall receive the pay abstracts of the paymasters of the several regiments or corps, and compare the same with the returns or muster rolls which shall accompany the said pay ab-. stracts. That he shall certify, accurately, to the commanding officer, the sums due to the respective corps, which shall have been examined as aforesaid, who shall thereon issue his warrant on the said deputy paymaster, for the payment accordingly. That copies of all reports to the commanding officer, and the warrants thereon, shall be duly transmitted to the office of the accountant of the war department, in order to be there examined, and finally adjusted at the treasury. That the said paymaster shall give bond in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, with two sufficient sureties, for the faithful discharge of his duty, and he shall take an oath faithfully to execute the duties of his office, That the compensation to the said paymaster shall be sixty dollars monthly, with the same rations and forage as a major. 7
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That no assignment of Assignment of pay, 'made after the first day of June next, by a non-commis- pay, invalid, kes sioned officer or private, shall be valid.
* The act of 3d March, 1795, chap. 24, recognized and continued the then existing establishment, without enumerating officers. The provisions of this act appear therefore to hare been in force till superseded by act of 30th May, 1798, chapter 26.
See chap. 43, sece ! and chap. 45, sec. l; also act of 16th March, 1802, chap. 49, sec. 3.