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missioned officers, who, in addition to their other du. ties, shall have charge of the clothing of the troops ; three military agents, and such number of assistant military agents as the President of the United States shall deem expedient, not exceeding one to each mili. tary post, which assistants shall be taken from the line; two surgeons, twenty-five surgeon's mates, to be attached to garrisons or posts, and not to corps.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the monthly pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musi. cians and privates, be as follows, to wit: to the brigadier general, two hundred and twenty-five dollars, which shall be his full and entire compensation, without a right to demand or receive any rations, forage, travelling expenses, or other perquisite or emolument whatsoever, except such stationary as may be requisite for the use of his department; to the adjutant and inspector of the army, thirty-eight dollars in addition to his pay
in the line, and such stationary as shall be requisite for his department; to the pay master of the army, one hundred and twenty dollars, without any other emolument, except such stationary as may be requisite in his department, and the use of the public office now occupied by him; to the aid de camp, in addition to his pay in the line, thirty dollars; to each pay master attached to districts, thirty dollars, and each assistant to such pay master, ten dollars, in addition to his pay in the line; to each military agent, seventy-six dollars, and no other emolument; to each assistant military agent, eight dollars, in addition to his pay in the line, except the assistant military agents at Pittsburgh and Niagara, who shall receive sixteen dollars each, in addition to their pay in the line ; to each colonel, seventy-five dollars ; to each lieutenant colonel, sixty dollars ; to each major, fifty dollars ; to each surgeon, forty-five dollars; to each surgeon's mate, thirty dollars ; to each adjutant, ten dollars, in addition to his pay in the line; to each captain, forty dollars ; to each first lieutenant, thirty dollars; to each second lieutenant, twenty-five dollars; to each ensign, twenty dollars ; to each cadet, ten dollars; to each sergeant major, nine dollars; to each sergeant, eight dollars ; to each corporal, seven dollars; to each teacher of music, eight dollars; to each musician, six dollars ; to each artificer, ten dollars; and to each private, five dollars.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the commissioned officers aforesaid shall be entitled to receive for their daily subsistence, the following number of rations of provisions : a colonel, six rations; a lieutenant colonel, five rations; a major, four rations; a captain, three rations; a lieutenant, two rations; an ensign, two rations; a surgeon, three ratiops; a surgeon's mate, two rations; a cadet, two rations, or money in lieu thereof, at the option of the said officers and cadets at the posts respectively where the rations 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; and each non-commissioned of. ficer, musician and private, one ration; to the commanding officers of each separate post, such additional num. ber of rations, as the President of the United States shall, from time to time direct, having respect to the special circumstances of each post; to the women who may be allowed to any particular corps, not exceeding the proportion of four to a company, one ration each; to such matrons and nurses as may be necessarily employed in the hospital, one ration cach; and to every commissioned officer who shall keep one servant, not a soldier of the line, one additional ration.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That each ration shall consist of one pound and a quarter of beef, or three quarters of a pound of pork, eighteen ounces of bread or flour, one gill of rum, whiskey, or brandy, and at the rate of two quarts of salt, four quarts of vinegar, four pounds of soap, and one pound and a half of candles, to every hundred rations.
Sec. 7. And be it further engcted, That the following
officers shall, whenever forage is not furnished by the public, receive at the rate of the following sums per month, in lieu thereof; each colonel, twelve dollars ; each lieutenant colonel, eleven dollars ; each major, ten dollars ; each adjutant, six dollars ; each surgeon, ten dollars ; each surgeon's mate, six dollars.
Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That every noncommissioned officer, musician, and private, of the artillery and infantry, shall receive annually the following articles of uniform clothing, to wit' : one hat, one coat, one vest, two pair of woollen and two pair linen overalls, one coarse linen frock and trowsers for fatigue clothing, four pair of shoes, four shirts, two pair of socks, two pair of short stockings, one blanket, one stock and clasp, and one pair of half gaiters; and the secretary of war is hereby authorized to cause to be furnished to the pay masters of the respective districts, such surplus of clothing as he may deem expedient, which clothing, shall under his direction, be furnished to the soldiers, when necessary, at the contract prices, and accounted for by them out of their arrears of monthly pay.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States cause to be arranged, the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates of the several corps of troops now in the service of the United States, in such manner às to form and complete, out of the same, the corps
cause the supernumerary officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, to be discharged from the service of the United States, from and after the first day of April next, or as soon thereafter as circumstances may permit.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates of the said corps, shall be governed by the rules and articles of war, which have been established by the United States in congress assembled, or by such rules and articles as may be hereafter by law established : Pre
vided nevertheless, That the sentence of generat courts martial, extending to the loss of life, the dismission of a commissioned officer, or which shall respect the general officer, shall, with the whole of the proceedings of such cases, respectively, be laid before the President of the United States, who is hereby authorized to direct the same to be carried into execution, or otherwise, as he shall judge proper.
Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That the commissioned officers who shall be employed in the recruiting service, to keep up, by voluntary enlistment, the corps as aforesaid, shall be entitled to receive, for every effective able bodied citizen of the United States, who shall be duly enlisted by him for the term of five years, and mustered, of at least five feet six inches high, and between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five years, the sum of two dollars : Provided nevertheless, That this regulation, so far as respects the height and age
of the recruit shall not extend to musicians, or to those soldiers who may re-enlist into the service : And provided also, That no person under the age of twentyone years shall be enlisted by any officer, or held in the service of the United States, without the consent of his parent, guardian, or master, first had and obtained, if any he have : and if any officer shall enlist any person contrary to the true intent and meaning of this act, for every such offence, he shall forfeit and pay the a. mount of the bounty and clothing which the person so recruited may have received from the public, to be deducted out of the pay and emoluments of such officer.
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That there shall be allowed and paid to each effective able bodied citizen, recruited as aforesaid, to serve for the term of five years, a bounty of twelve dollars; but the payment of six dollars of the said bounty, shall be deferred until he shall be mustered, and have joined the corps in which he is to serve.
Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the said corps shall be paid in such manner, that the arrears
shall, at no tinie, exceed two months, unless the circumstances of the case shall render it unavoidable.
Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That if any officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, in the corps composing the peace establishment, shall be disabled by wounds or otherwise, while in the line of his duty in public service, he shall be placed on the list of invalids of the United States, at such rate of pay and under such regulations, as may be directed by the President of the United States for the time being : Provided always, 'That the compensation to be allowed for such wounds or disabilities, to a commissioned officer, shall not exceed for the highest rate of disability half the monthly pay of such officer at the time of his being disabled or wounded; and that no oíficer shall receive more than the half pay of a lieutenant colonel; and that the rate of compensation to non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, shall not exceed five dollars per month: And provided also, That all inferior disabilities shall entitle the person so disabled to receive an allowance proportionate to the highest disability.
Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That if any commissioned officer in the military peace establishment of the United States shall, while in the service of the United States, die, by reason of any wound received in actual service of the United States, and leave a widow, or if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, such widow, or if no widow, such child or children shall be entitled to and receive-half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled at the time of his death, for and during the term of five years. But in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow before the expiration of the said term of five years,
for the remainder of the time, shall go to the child or children of such deceased officer : Provided always, That such half pay shall cease on the decease of such child or children.
See. 16. And be it further enacted, That the pay
the half pay,