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for the faithful performance of their duties. And if" The eommmd- sliall he the duty of the commanding officer, when reS5nii*lr»JdH.T, quested by the paymaster, to furnish a capable non*": ""ot&c. commissioned officer or soldier to aid him in the dis'charge of his duty* who, while so employed, shall receive double pay.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That the president ^oKSit^ °^tne United States be. and he hereby is, authorized to ^!m'A'!-. as appoint, from the captains and subalterns of the line of ^"wr/HMhe* the army, so many sub-inspectors as the service may S^rir*TMTM!*' requ'rP» not exceeding one to each brigade; and such exceeding,&c sub-inspectors shall each receive twenty four dollars per

month, in addition to his pay in the line. E»th brigade Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That each briiHwrfgSpw gade-major, provided by law, sliall be allowed twentymonth »dditionai four ,j()||ars per month, in addition to his pay in the line. Tii.-K-n.raicom- ^Ec# 5' And be it further enacted, That the general mandW the »r-commanding the army of the United States shall be al«l!asecretary, "lowed a secretary, to be taken from the line of the &c- army, who shall receive twenty four dollars per month,

in addition to his pay in the line, and shall be allowed forage for two horses.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That, in addition rftTM*5y'" *ne non-commissioned officers and privates allowed to oititw to u the regiment of light artillery, each company shall be ii"rffors>e«n"entitled to twelve drivers of artillery, who shall be enii"hi?'todo'du"tj listed for fi\e years, unless sooner discharged, and reTMD*ek'' reive the same pay, rations, and clothing, as the privates of the army: Provided, Such drivers of artillery shall, at all times, be liable to do duty in the ranks when the company shall not be mounted. . _... Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That so much of the

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a«ni«ni.in«i.aj"Act tor establishing rules and articles for the go?"nSrofhcor- vernment of the armies of the United States," as aum^H*byPKriwi thorizes the infliction of corporeal punishment by stripes or lashes, repeal.or lashes, be, and the same hereby is, repealed.

[Approved, May 16, 1812.]

CHAPTER LXXL

An act to amend an act, entitled "An act to establish a quartermaster's department, and for other purposes."*

Neitherti,cquar. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Betermatier nor nresentatives of the United States of America in Congress

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"See original act, chapter 64, with the note annexed thereto, the latter part of which, is applicable to sections 1,3, and * of this act.

mhled. That neither the quartermaster-general, theerai, nor their missary-general, nor any or either of their deputies Je1TMn^rS5'<fS ssistant deputies, shall be concerned, directly or in- commercial pur

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■etly, in the purchase or sale, tor commercial pur-cha* or sale of r»s, of any article intended for, making a part of, oraedS'tteV"TM! ertaining to, their respective departments, except for, ^IcSept* 1 on account of, the United States; nor shall they, or &«• ler of them, take or apply to his or their own use,

* r gain or emolument for negotiating or transacting y business in their respective departments, other than at is or may be allowed by law.

Sec. 2. And. be it further enacted, That the quarter- Thequarternmster-general be, and he is hereby, empowered to ap- pTwetSTTu »"£

'int, one principal barrack-master, and as many deputy pntamckmai rrack-masters as may, from time to time, be necessa- •"< iTM"" many

J . , deputies as may

, not exceeding one to each separate barrack or can-1* necessary. &o inient; which said principal barrack-master shall be &J.e!Leea "g* titled to receive the same pay, rations, and emollients as the principal forage-master; and each of his deities, the same pay, rations, and emoluments, as is by w allowed to a deputy forage-master. . Sec. S. Jlnd be it further enacted, That, in addition The secretary or > the allowance made to the quartermaster-general and ^d^LiSTS ommissary-general, respectively, in and by the actlul^TM'^1],°sJ^ ereby amended, it shall and may be lawful for the se-and wnmUairy retary for the department of war for the time being, toren^?uei,'&c. illow to them, respectively, such sums as, in his opinion, shall have been actually and necessarily expended in .heir several departments for office rent, fuel, caudles, and extra clerk hire.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the quarter-Thequarterma*. master-general, the deputy quartermasters, and the as-^gJ'g^.Si sistant deputy quartermasters, shall, before they, or gr inbond,> , 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 public moneys, and accounting for all public property, which S^'SaTnot may come to their hands, respectively; and the quarter- &cb.lert TM£yey' master-general shall not be liable for any money or pro-"0TM into the perty that may come into the hands of the subordinate orainate°offlcm, officers of his department. &c'

Sec 5. Jlnd be it further enacted, That the sixth sec- The eth sec. of tionof the art hereby amended, be, and the same is rep^ed1mei,<Ied' hereby, repealed. [Approved, May 22, 1812.]

CHAPTER LXXIl.

An act for the more perfect organization of the army of the Unitexl States* Sec. I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress 2*.TM*"^assembled. That the infantry of the army of the United •in^of u regi- states shall consist of twenty-five regiments, and that a regiment shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant-coOrganizaiioiiofalonp] one major, one adjutant, one paymaster, one

regiment. . •' •' ■ ,

quartermaster, one surgeon, two surgeon's mates, nnt sergeant-major, one quartermaster's sergeant, two principal musicians, and ten companies.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That each company shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one H'tm"^"?1 °fsecond lieutenant, one ensign, four sergeants, six corporals, two musicians, and ninety privates.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That, to the reglA riding ma«erment of cavalry, authorized hy the art, passed January to the regiment eleventh, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, enti°ion«TMry mei" tied "An act to raise an additional military force,"f there shall be added one riding-master; and to the regiment of light dragoons authorized by the art, passed April A mvgeon'. twelfth, one thousand eiarht hundred and eight, entitled

mate to the re- . «..-,.. i i-.- i -■•

gimem of light»'An act to raise tor a limited time, an additional inihSS"* mTM tary force,":): one surgeon's mate.

Sec. 4, And be it further enacted. That each troop of

cavalry, or light dragoons, shall consist of one captain,

organization ofone first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one cornet,

a troop ofcaval- . , . .

ry.&e. four sergeants, six corporals, two musicians, one master

of the sword, one saddler, one farrier, one blacksmith, The paj, &c. 0fanu sixty-four privates: and the pay and emolument of a natter'of the a master of the swoi-d shall be the same as those of a P°hat ot a rid-riding-master, and the pay and emolument of a black^wa^STthe smith shall be the same as those of a farrier. ■uneai a farrier. gEC 5> j^ je it further enacted, That the military The military es- establishment authorized by law previous to the twelfth tobiishment au- jjay 0f April, one thousand eight hundred and eicht, and

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to the lafii April, the additional military lorce raised by virtue of the act dit'iona'i^mSry of the twelfth of April, one thousand eight hundred and actc^foned,,he e'g'»t, be, and the same are hereby, incorporated; and incorporated, that, from and after the passing of this act, the promoPromotiomtohetions shall be made through the lines of artillerists, light linefr^pe^ire! artillery, dragoons, riflemen, and infantry, respectively, ^according to according to established rule.

[Approved, June 26, 1812.]

* This act, with the exception of that part of section 5 which relates to the rule of promotions, is superseded by act of 3d March, 1815, chapter 95

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CHAPTER LXXI1T.

Art act respecting the pay of the army of the United States.*

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates of America in Congress Kidien of V assembled, That the officers, non-commissioned officers, TM7,£jrZ£, musicians, and privates, of the army of the United %"&• .r*""^ states, shall receive the same pay, forage, rations,«« «TMi »».■,. clothing, and other emoluments, as the officers of the the*TM"'■•>»«, same grade and corps, non-commissioned officers, mu- «„TM!ETMi'n,ii' sicians, and privates, are entitled to by the act, entitledliur* fam<&c; "An act to raise, for a limited time, an additional military force,"f 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 he allowed forage for one horse, or, in lieu thereof, ten dollars per month; and the pay of a quartermastersergeant shall be nine dollars per month.

[Approved, July 6, 1812.]

CHAPTER LXXIV.

An act making further provisions for the army of the United States, arid for other purposes J

Sec* 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Ttmj^mtm1 assembled, That the president of the United States be,aij may be »i> and he is hereby, authorized* by and with the advice pTM,u'hian<i «a' and consent of the senate, to appoint two brigadier-go-1""*18,c' nerals, in addition to those already authorized by law, who shall each be entitled to the same number of aids Tl" lTi*t1-5* and brigade-majors as are allowed to a urigadier-gc- *«■•>" i««vo neral under the act of congress, passed the eleventh of'"''"' January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve. And the said brigadier-generals, aids, and brigade-majors,

•Superseded by act of 3d March, ISI5, which refers to and adopts the provisions of the same act in respect to pay, Su:.

f See chapter 5+, section ♦.

iThe first and second sections of this act. relating to organization and pay, are superseded by the provisions of the act of March 3d, 1515, Chapter 95. The residue, from their nature and general import, are not liable to be incidentally repealed.

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shall be entitled to receive the same pay and emoluments as are by law allowed to officers of the same grade. The pnVKient sec- 2- And be it further enacted, That to any army TMy appoint n nf the United States, other than that in which the adju

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f^nPMii. ftp. tntant-gencral. inspector general, quartermaster-general, in'anniii"? in"1" and paymaster of the army, shall serve, it shall he lawtont'wn'parJlc!'""' '(,r the president, to appoint one deputy adjutant-geMwvrtc mv neral. one deputv inspector-general, one deputy ouar

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line of the army; termaster-general, and one deputy-paymastcr-gcncral, lTM5'''" who shall be taken from the line of the army, and who

shall, each, in addition to his pay and otlicr emoluments, be entitled to fifty dollars per month, which shall be in full compensation for his extra services. And t?,r!r"T£'n',?t tnat th*re shall he, to each of the foregoing deputies, .vpniici <o rail, such number of assistant deputies (not exceeding three

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the KTvice may to eacli department) as the public service may require, Krom'heiine'jwho shall, in like manner, he taken from the line, and puy, &e. vv]1() s]li{]\, each, be entitled to thirty dollars per month,

in addition to his pay and other emoluments, which shall he in full compensation for his extra services: Jind •Unttainhm^i provided also, That the president of the United States orffornVr"5 no» am' he is hereby, authorized to appoint any of the name<i. in the officers named in this act during the recess of the senate,

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mined,&e. to be submitted to the senate, at their next meeting, lor i/tiers, fcc totheir advice and consent.

j'i'ton'tomann""in" Sec. 3. And be it farther evaded, That all letters and tuKb?'fiw.Trl"packages to and from the adjutant-general and inspec_ ., tor-general, shall be free from hostage.,

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nii:ho-i/.-<] to Si;c. 4. Jind be it further enacted, 'I bat tiie prcsira"kron ^S. dent is hereby authorized to confer brevet rank on such cu"sh"hemviv,ri'.''f''icc,'s of the army as shall distinguish themselves by fcr.nr«hnhnvf!(ra]|ant actions, or meritorious conduct, or who shall

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&e. have served ten years in any one grade: Provided, I Iiat

Pn.vitn; nothinr nothing; herein contained shall be so construed as to en

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offleenhrevetttd title officers so brcvettcd to any additional pay or emo

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fee. exeeptwheitluments, except when commanding separate posts, dis^"we^fe.ti'icts, 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. noT'tn-'e*'',?;!•" Sec. 5. Md be it further enacted, That the officers rSivehthe'TM,0w',n s'ia" '"** ta'ic wa>,e,s ^'0!n the line of the army. Btp-of a prirateshall receive the pay, clothing, and subsistence, allowed many waiter?, to a private soldier, for as many waiters as they may actually keep, not exceeding the number allowed by existing regulations. [.fyproved, July 6, 1812.]

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