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SEC. 17. And be it further enacted, That, the labor. ed to srve in the ers who may be hereafter enlisted to serve in the ordordnance depart. ment, for five nance department, for the term of five years, or during

the war, shall be entitled to a bounty of twenty-five dolbounty of 825 in Jars in money, and the same annual allowance of cloth

ing as is or may be provided for the soldiers of the army.

Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That the physi. Physician and surgeon general cian and surgeon.general of the army be entitled to two

rations per day and forage for two horses; and that, in additional pay

addition to their pay, as at present established by law, the regimental surgeons and regimental surgeon's

mates be entitled to fifteen dollars per month, each. Aids-de-camp of

Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That the aids-demujor generals, camp of major-generals shall be taken from the captains

and subalterns of the line; and the aids-de-camp of briAids-le-camp of gadier-generals from the subalterns of the line; and brigadier generals, &e. that it shall not be lawful to take more than one aid-de.

camp from a regiment.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That in no case shall the district paymasters or quartermasters of any

grade be taken from the line of the army. Officers of the Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That the officers volunteer corps of the volunteer corps, authorized by the act of the twenact referred to, ty fourth day of February, one thousand eight hundred

in the and fourteen, be entitled to promotion in the line of the Live of the army. army; and that the president of the United States, with

the advice and consent of the senate, be authorized to make all necessary appointments, and to fill all vacancies, which may happen in the same.

[Approved, March 30, 1814.]

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XC.

An act fixing the salary of the paymaster of the army of the United

States, and allowing a sum for the employment of additional clerks in his office, for the year one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and

providing for the appointment of assistant district paymasters.* The paymaster

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reof the army to presentatives of the United States of America in Congress at salary of 82000 assembled, That, in lieu of the monthly compensation &c.

now allowed by law to the paymaster of the army of the United States, he shall receive an annual salary of two thousand dollars, to be paid, quarter yearly, at the trea

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sury of the United States, and to commence on the first day of January last; and that, in addition to the amount already allowed by law for clerk hire, in the office of the paymaster of the army of the United States, there sball be allowed the further sum of five thousand five allowedfor clerks! hundred and forty-seven dollars, for the purpose of em- gent expenses, in ploying additional clerks in, and for contingent ex-office Loc. penses of, his office, for the present year, to be paid out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the president The president of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized, and senate by and with the advice and consent of the senate, to ap- point not exceed. point so many assistant district paymasters, not ex-district paymasceeding thirty, as the public service may, in his opi-ters. &e.

the pres nion, require: Provided, That the president of the sident 'inay apa United States shall have power to appoint any officer paintram, licer authorized by this act during the recess of the senate, ing the recess, to be submitted to them, for their advice and consent, at their next session.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the paymastet the duty of the paymaster of the army, under the direc of the army, c. tion of the war department, to make all disbursements bursements of of money within that department to the district pay the district paymasters, and to adjust, state, and exhibit, their several masters, &c. accounts, according to such forms, and within such periods, as 'shall be prescribed for that purpose by the treasury department.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, to secure Districe paymas the regular and punctual payment of the troops, the dis- and transmit to trict paymasters shall examine and transmit to the pay. the army, the acmaster of the army the accounts and vouchers for all counts disbursements which have been made by them to the disbursements, troops of the army or district where they shall be sta- the first payınent tioned, as soon as the first payment shall have been with estimates, made, and accompany the same with an estimate for &c. the next payment; which accounts and estimates shall be regularly transmitted, that settlements may be made and competent funds remitted: Provided, also, That the Proviso; district said district and assistant paymasters shall make pay-in:isters to make ments to the militia in the service of the United States, militia, when re when required by the secretary of war or the payınas- quired, &e. ter of the arıy.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the assistant Assistant district district paymasters shall receive the pay and emolu - receive the pay, ments of a captain of infantry, and forage for one horse. See on cappuin

of infantry, & Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the district

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bonds, with good and sufficient security, to the give bands, ke: States, for the faithful performance of their pa! to the rules and such sums as shall be required by the payması articles of war.

army, under the direction of the war departast shall be subject to the rules and articles of wag

SEC. 7. And be it further enacted. Tla B Limitation of this act,

shall continue in force until the termination d.
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1 CHAPTER XCI. it An act to provide for the collection and preservation of sust dards, and colors, as shall have been, or may hereafterste the land and naval forces of the United States, from their ::

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and "I lie secretaries of presentatives of the United States of America w war and navy directed to cause

assembled, That the secretaries of the war anda to be collected departments be, and they are hereby, directed to them at the to be collected and transmitted to them, at the ment, all flags, the government of the United States, all se Seo mtaken from standards, and colors, as shall bave been, or

after be, taken by the army and navy of the
States, from their enemies.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all ti II Flags, &c. taken standards, and colors, of the description aforesaid

are now in the possession of the departments at the president, for and such as may be hereafter transmitted to the being preserved with all convenient despatcii, delivered to the pro and displayed, of the United States, for the purpose of being.

direction, preserved and displayed in such pubi

as he shall deem proper. $500 appropria SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That these poses of this parto five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby,"

priated, for the above purposes, out of any me
the treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

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CHAPTER XCII.
An act making further provision for filling the ranks of the 27

United States. *
Recruiting offia

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and How gero may enlist presentatives of the United States of America in ba?

*Superseded by act of 3d March, 1815, fixing the - See chapter 95,

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assembled, That, from and after the passing of this act, free, effective, each and every commissioned officer who shall be em able bodied men,

from 18 to 50, ployed in the recruiting service, shall be, and he hereby &c. is, authorized to enlist into the army of the United States, any free, effective, able bodied man, between the ages of eighteen and fifty years; which enlistment shall be absolute and binding upon all persons under the age the enlistment of twenty-one years, as well as upon persons of full age, sons under" zi such recruiting officer having complied with all the re- years, &c. quisitions of the laws regulating the recruiting service. SEC, 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall not

Neither bounty be lawful for any recruiting officer to pay or deliver to nor clothing to a recruit under the age of twenty-one years, to be enlisted by virtue of this act, any bounty or clothing, or liberta; unil, ar

, &c. in any manner restrain him of his liberty, until after the expiration of four days from the time of his enlistment; and it shall be lawful for the said recruit, at any time du ring the said four days, to reconsider and with consider & with. draw his enlistment, and thereupon he shall forthwith during four days, be discharged and exonerated from the same.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the fifth section of the act, passed the twentieth day of sth section of the January, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, en-as requires the titled «An act supplementary to the act, entitled “An consent of the

parents, repealed, act for the more perfect organization of the army of the United States,"* as requires the consent, in writing, of the parent, guardian, or master, to authorize the enlistment of persons under the age of twenty-one years, shall be, and the same is hereby, repealed: Provided, of enlistment of howev er, Tbat, in case of the enlistment of any person the master is enheld to service as an apprentice, under the provisions ciedru the motion of this act, whenever such person, at the time of his en- ney bounty. listment, shall be held by his indenture to serve for any term between two and three years, his master shall be entitled to receive one half of the money bounty; if held, in like manner, to serve between one and two years, the master shall be entitled to receive one third of the money bounty as aforesaid; and if held, in like manner, to serve one year or less, the master shall be entitled to receive one fourth of the money bounty as aforesaid.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That, in lieu of Each nan.com the bounty of one hundred and sixty acres of land, now and soldier here allowed by law, there shall be allowed to each non-com- be entitled to 320 missioned officer and soldier, hereafter enlisted, when diesert, Land, in discharged from service, who shall have obtained from

* See chapter 76, section 5:

The widow and

the commanding officer of his company, battalion, or regiment, a certificate that he had faithfully performed his duty whilst in service, three hundred and twenty acres of land, to be surveyed, laid off, and granted, under the same regulations, and, in every respect, in the manner now prescribed by law: and the widow and

children, and if there be no widow nor child, the pachildren, or pa- rents of every non-commissioned officer and soldier, enwho are killed or listed according to law, who may be killed or die in the die in the service, service of the United States, shall be entitled to relands but, &c. ceive the three hundred and twenty acres of land as

aforesaid; but the same shall not pass to collateral rela. tions, any law heretofore passed to the contrary not. withstanding

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That any person Personli asubuert subject to militia duty, who shall, according to law, furfurnishing a fornish a recruit for the army of the United States, at his the war, exempt. own expense, to serve during the war, shall thereafter

be exempt from militia duty during the war; and every recruit, thus furnished, shall be delivered to some recruiting officer of the United States, who shall imme.

diately grant his receipt for such recruit, to the person Fachsheecruit furnishing him, and shall forthwith report the same to to be delivered to the department of war, and shall specify in the report cer, who is to the name of such person, and his place of residence, as and report to the well as the name and description of the recruit; wheredepartment of war, &c.

upon it shall be the duty of the secretary for the department of war to grant to the person furnishing such recruit a certificate of exemption from militia duty during the war, upon calls made upon the authority of the

United States, which certificate shall be good and availed, &c. entitled able to all intents and purposes for that object: And to the bounty in land, &c. every recruit thus furnished shall be entitled to the

bounty in land, in the same manner, and upon the same conditions, as the other recruits in the army of the United States,

[Approved, December 10, 1814.]

Recruits furnish

CHAPTER XCIII,

An act directing the staff officers of the army to comply with the requi.

sitions of naval and marine officers, in certain cases.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Restaff of the army presentatives of the United States of America in Congress cers, seamen, and assembled, That it shall be the duty of the several offinavy, when act. cers of the staff of the army of the United States, to proa

Officers of the

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