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have the brevet rank, and the pay and emoluments, of a major of cavalry; and the assistant topographical engi. neers, and assistant deputy, quartermasters-general, shall have the brevet rank, and the pay and emoluinents, of a captain of infantry.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the assistant tants general kc. adjutants-general, the assistant inspectors-general, and to be taken from the assistant topographical engineers, shall be taken

from the line. The adjutants-general, inspectors-geAdjutants general, quartermasters-general, deputy quartermasters,

general, topographical engineers, and assistant deputy quartermasters-general, may be taken from the line or

not, as the president may deem expedient. And offi. red from the line cers taken from the line, and transferred to the staff, receive only the shall receive only the pay and emoluments attached to pay, &c. aitach- the rank in the staff; but their transfer shall be without the state their prejudice to their rank and promotion in the line acwithout prejudice cording to their said rank and seniority; which promo

tion shall take place according to usage, in the saine manner as if they had not been thus transferred.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be The secretary of

authorized the duty of the secretary of the war department, and he al regulations, is hereby authorized, to prepare general regulations, Stics and powe better defining and prescribing the respective duties ers of the oficers and powers of the several officers in the adjutant-gene

ral, inspector-general, quartermaster-general, and commissary of ordnance, departments, of the topographical engineers, of the aids of generals, and generally of the

general and regimental staff; which regulations, when The regulations, approved by the president of the United States, shall be ke. to be respect respected and obeyed, until altered or revoked by the &c. and to be 'same authority. And the said general regulations, thus laid before con prepared and approved, shall be laid before congress at

their next session.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the number of Assistant deputy commissaries of assistant deputy commissaries of ordnance shall not ex, exceed 16, &c.oceed sixteen, and that they shall, respectively, be enti

tled to the brevet rank, and to the pay and emoluments, of a first lieutenant of infantry.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That, for the betsurgeon general, ter superintendence and management of the hospital and with an annu- medical establishment of the army of the United States, 82,500, and an there shall be a physician and surgeon-general, with an eral, with the sa- annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars, and

an apothecary-general, with an annual salary of eighteen hundred dollars; whose respective duties and powers shall be prescribed by the president of the United States,

gress.

lary of 81,800, &c.

separate army under direction,

authorized

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EC. 8. And be it further enacted, That the forage, Each quarter ron, and barrack, masters, shall be appointed as here-attached teneany »re: but each quartermaster-general, attached to any arate army, command, or district, shall be autho- &c.

to appoint as maed, with the approbation, and under the direction, of ny foragemasters,

secretary of the war department, to appoint as many requires. :h officers, and to employ as many artificers, mecha'S, and laborers, as the public service may require. SEC. 9. And be it further enacted, That the assistant Assistant deputy puty quartermasters general may be appointed, and general, &e, may icers taken from the line and transferred to the staff be appointed by ly be thus transferred, by the president of the United alone; but, &e. ates alone. But all other new appointments authozed by this act shall be made by the president of the Proviso; during nited States, with the advice and consent of the se

pointments may -"ite: Provided, That, during the recess of the senate, be made by the

alone, 14ch appointments may be made by the president alone; &c. - which case the same shall be laid before the senate at Tveir next session, for their advice and consent.

Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That every act, of acts within the nd every part of any act, of congress, now in force, perview of this

act, repealed. Tvithin the parview and meaning of this act, be, and the ame are hereby, repealed. 3. SEC. 11. And be it further enacted, That all letters Letters and paccond packets to and from the adjutant and inspector-ge- the adjutant and

eral, adjutants-general, inspectors-general, quarter-hel free of postmasters-general, commissary-general of ordnance, phy- age. sician and surgeon-general, and apothecary-general which relate to their official duties, shall be free from postage.

Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That the president The president of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to point any of the appoint any of the officers authorized by an act, enti- officers authoriz. tled "An act making provision for an additional num- aking provision ber of general oilicers,"* pass

"* passed the twenty-fifth day of number of genFebruary, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, the recess,&c. her

during the recess of the senate, to be submitted to the senate at their next session for their advice and consent; and that no officer appointed, or who may be appointed, pointed, &c. en by virtue of the aforesaid act, shall be entitled to re- till called into

ceive any pay or emolument until he shall be called into for at

actual service, nor for any longer time than he shall be can continued therein. [ Approved, March 3, 1813.]

* See chapter 78.

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CHAPTER LXXXI.
Resolution requesting the president of the United States to cause to be

prepared and laid before congress a system of military liscipline. The president

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of requested to

the United States of America in Congress assembled. That pared and laid the president of the United States be, and he is hereby,

ystem of 'requested to cause to be prepared and laid before conpline for the in- gress, as soon as practicable, a military system of dise my rand' milica; cipline for the infantry of the army and militia of the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1813.)

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CHAPTER LXXXII.
An act to amend the "Act in addition to the act, entitled “An act to

raise an additional military force, and for other purposes."

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Thouse of ReDiere suhemie presentatives of the United States of America in Congress by the act men- assembled, That five of the regiments which were auenlisted for the thorized to be raised by “An act in addition to the act, limited to the des entitled (An act to raise an allditional military force, fence of the sea and for other purposes,” passed the twenty ninth day of ,

January, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, may, at the discretion of the president of the United States, be enlisted for and during the war, unless sooner discharged, and be limited. as to service, to the defence of the seaboard of the United States, or of such part thereof as the president may elect and determine.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted That each man re

cruited under the authority of this art, be allowed the cruited under

same bounty, in money a: d land, as is allowed hy law to the same bounty, men enlisted for five years, or for the war; and that the listed for 5 years, officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and pri.

vates, shall receive the same pay, clothing, subsistence, die:s place! on the and forage, be entitled to the same benefits, be subject to same foecufar as the same rules and regulations, and be placed, in every troops.

respect, on the same footing, as the other regular troops of the United States. [Approveil, July 5, 1813.]

Each man re

this act, allowed

Officers and sol

CHAPTER LXXXIII.
An act to regulate the allowance of forage to officers in the army of the

United States.t Sec. 1. Be it enacter by the Senate and House of Reofficerse entitled presentatives of the United States of America in Congress to forage,

*See original act, chapter 61, and additional act, chapter 77, with the notes thereon.

This act was superseded by that of 3d March, 1815, chapter 95, which adopted, in every respect, the provisions of chapters 46 and 54, in regard to allowances. The provisions of this act were, however, again established by act of 24th April, 1816-See chapter 98, section 12.

mority. at the

rate of 88 per

assembled, That all officers in the military service of ceive, in lieu.ke. the United States, who are by law entitled to forage.

an equivalent in shall receive in lieu thereof, when not drawn in kind, an

month for each equivalent in money, at the rate of eight dollars per brise month for each horse to which they may be entitk d:

Proviso; no al Provided, That no allowance shall be made to any offi lowance for more cer for more horses than he shall actually employ in the actually employ. public service.

[Approved, July 22, 1813.) edo

CHAPTER LXXXIV.
An act to authorise the appointment, by the president, of certain officers

during the recess of the senate. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re- The president presentatives of the United States of America in Congress pihe, the area assembled, That it shall be lawful for the president of cess, such oficers the United States, in the recess of the sepate, to appoint such of the officers of the five regiments, authorized by the act, entitled “An act in addition to the act, entitled not be appointed "An act to raise an additional military force, and for siun, &c. other purposes,”* and the act supplementary thereto, passed the fifth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, as may not be appointed during the pre- The appoint sent session, which appointments shall be submitted to mins to be sub

mitted, & the senate at their next session, for their advice and consent.

[Approved, August 2, 1813.]

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CHAPTER LXXXV.

An act supplementary to the act, entitled “An act for the better regulation

of the ordnance. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re. Not exceeding presentatives of the United States of America in Congress puty conmisaries assembled, That, in addition to the present number al- of ordowane.cunay lowed by law, as many deputy commissaries of ordnance may be appointed, not exceeding five, as the president of ibe United States shall deem necessary to the public service; who shall be entitled to the same rank, pay, Their rank, pay, emoluments, rations, and forage, as are provided by the act to which this is a supplement.

[Approved, August 2, 1813.) * See chapters 77 and 82. See original act, chapter 69, with the note thereto.

&c.

CHAPTER LXXXVI.

Each

and the three months' pay at

of

An act making further provision for filling the ranks of the regular

army, encouraging enlistments, and authorizing the re-enlistments, for longer periods, of men whose term of service are about to expire.*

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reable belied man, presentatives of the United States of America in Congress enlisted after the assembled, That, in order to complete the present milito receive $124 tary establishment to the full number authorized by law bouiry in money with the greatest possible despatch, there shall be paid,

to each effective able bodied man who shall, after the the end of the first day of February next, be enlisted into the army .

the United States, to serve for the term of five years, or during the war, at his election, in lieu of the bounty in money and of the three months' pay at the expiration of the servire now allowed by law, the sum of one hundred

and twenty-four dollars; fifty dollars of which to be some time periodent paid at the time the recruit is enlisted, fifty dollars Istment, &c.

when he shall be mustered and have joined some military corps for service, and twenty-four dollars when he shall be discharged from service; and the wife and children, and, if he leave no wise or children, the pa

rents of such non commissioned officer and soldier, enparents of the listed as hereinbefore stated, who may be killed in ac

tion, or die in the service of the United States, shall be be allowed 824. allowed and paid the sum of twenty-four dollars; and Afier the 1st or after the said first day of February next, so much of the February 1814, fourth section of the art, entitled "An art for the more section of the act perfect organization of the army of the United States," ali wan advance passed the twentieth day of January, one thousand eight of $24, &c. re- hundred and thirteen, as allows to each able bodied man pealed.

enlisted into the service of the United States, in the manner therein stated, an advance of twenty-four dollars on account of his pay, shall bc, and the same is hereby, repealed.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacteil, That the sum of 88 to be paid to

any soldier or ci- eight dollars shall be paid to any non-commissioned ofcures ar. able bo- hicer', soldier, or citizen, who shall, after the first day direkte are to be of February next, furnish and procure to be enlisted,

according to law, an able bodied man, to serve for the term of five years, or during the war.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That every nonNor-commission commissioned officer, musician, and private, who has ed officers, pri- been recruited in the regular army of the United States,

The wife and children. or the

recruit be killed in ajon, ke. to

*This act is superseded by that of 3d March, 1815, chapter 95, except so far as would affect the rights vested by the 1st section.

See chapter 76.

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