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H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate pro tempore. May 6, 1812.

APPROVED, JAMES MADISON.

An ACT making further Provision for the Army of the

United States, and for other Purposes. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint two brigadier generals, in addition to those already authorized 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 cight hundred and twelve. And the said brigadier generals, aids and brigade majors, shall be entitled to 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 United States, other than that in which the adjutant general, inspector general, quarter master general and pay master of the army shall serve, it shall be lawful for the President to appoint one deputy adjutant general, one deputy inspector general, one deputy quarter master 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 entitled to fifty dollars per month, which shall be in full compensation for his extra ser. vices. And that there shall be to each of the foregoing deputies such number of assistant deputies, (not exceeding three to each department) as the public

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

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That all letters and packages, to and from the adjutant general and inspector general, shall be free from postage.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President is hereby authorized to confer brevet rank on such officers of the army as shall distinguish themselves by gallant actions or meritorious conduct, or who shall have served ten years in any one grade : Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall be so construed, as to entitle officers so brevetted, to any additional pay or emoluments, except when commanda ing separate posts, districts or detachments, when they shall be entitled to, and receive the same pay and emoluments to which officers of the same grades are now, or hereafter may be allowed by law.

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

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate pro tempore. July 6, 1812. APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

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An ACT respecting the Pay of the Army of the Uni.

ted States.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the army of the United States, shall receive the same pay, forage, rations, clothing and other emoluments, as the officers of the same grade and corps, non-commissioned officers, 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 quarter master, brigade inspector and adjutant, there shall be allowed for. age 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 quarter master sergeant, shall be nine dollars per month.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate pro tempore. July 6, 1812. APPROVED,

JAMES MADISON.

An ACT supplementary to An act anthorizing the

President of the United States to raise certain Companies of Rangers for the protection of the frontier of the United States."

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to raise an additional company

of rangers, when he may deem it

necessary for the public service, and on the same provisions, conditions and restrictions of the act to which this is a supplement.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the expenses thereof, the sum of eleven thousand two hundred and fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate pro tempore. July 1, 1812. APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

An ACT supplementary to the Act, entitled An Act

authorizing the President of the United States ta accept and organize a Volunteer Military Corps.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That in all cases where volunteers have offered or hereafter shall offer their services to the United States, under the act, entitled “ An act authorizing the President of the United States to accept and organize certain volunteer military corps," it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to appoint and commission officers thereto, by and with the consent of the Senate, any thing in the act to the contrary notwithstanding: Provided, That prior to the issuing' of such commissions, the volunteers aforesaid shall haye signed an enrolment, binding themselves to service conformably to the provisions of the act to which this is a supplement.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the President be and he is hereby authorized to form the corps of volunteers into battalions, squadrons, regiments, brigades and divisions, and to appoint thereto, by and with the consent of the Senate, general, field and

staff officers, conformably with the military establishment of the United States, and who shall be entitled to the pay and emoluments of officers of a similar grade and corps in the army of the United States.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the President of the United States in the recess of the Senate to appoint all the officers authorized by this act, which appointments shall be submitted to the Senate at their next session, for their advice and consent.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in case the volunteers, when their term of service shall have expired, shall deliver their stand of arms and accoutrements, in good order, to the proper officer, they shall be entitled to receive in lieu thereof, ten dollars for every stand of arms so delivered.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

WM. H. CRAWFORD,

President of the Senate pro tempore. July 6, 1812. APPROVED, JAMES MADISON.

An ACT to regulate the Pay of the Von-Commissioned

Officers, Musicians and Privates of the Militia of the United States, when called into actual Service, and for other Purposes.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That from and after the passing of this act, the allowance of bounty, clothing and pay to the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates of the infantry, artillery and cavalry of the militia of the United States, when called into actual service, shall be at the rate per month, as follows: Each sergeant major and quarter master sergeant, nine dol, lars ; each drum and fife major, eight dollars, and thirty-three cents; each sergeant, eight dollars; each

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