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years, &c. Each to consist of 960, &c.

njzad as mentioned.

Three additional Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be regiments to be raised, for a term not exceeding three years, three ad

ditional regiments, earh of which, exclusively of the commissioned officers, shall consist of nine hundred and

sixty non commissioned officers, privates, and musiOne to be orga- cians; and that one of the said regiments be organized

in the following manner, that is to say: two battalions of infantry, each of which, exclusively of the commissioned officers, shall consist of three hundred and twenty

non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians; and A squadron of one squadron of light dragoons, which, exclusively of light dragions, the commissioned officers, shall consist of three hun

dred and twenty non-commissioned officers, privates,

and musicians; and that it shall be a condition in the enDragoons to listment of the said dragoons, to serve as dismounted serve dismount dragoons, whenever they shall be ordered thereto: That Organization of the organization of the said squadron of light dragoong the squadron of shall be as follows, to wit: one major, one adjutant, one light dragoons.

quartermaster, one surgeon's mate, and four troops, each of which shall consist of one captain, one lieutenant, one cornet, four sergeants, four corporals, one

farrier, one saddler, one trumpeter, and sixty nine draPresident may goons; and the president may arm the said troops, as he arm dragoons. shall think proper: &c.

SEC. 3. Provided always, and be it further enacted,

That it shall be lawful for the president of the United juige expedient, States torrganize the said five regiments of infantry, and

the said corps of horse and artillery, as he shall judge expedient, diminishing the number of corps, or taking from one corps and adding to another, as shall appear to

him proper, so that the whole number of officers and men Three regiments shall not exceed the limits above prescribed: Provided, to be discharged. That the said three regiments shall be discharged as

soon as the United States shall be at peace with the In

dian tribes. Term of enlist

SEC. 4. And be it further enacteil, That the non-comment three years, missioned officers, privates, and musicians, of the said discharged. three regiments, shall be enlisted for the term of three

years, unless previously discharged. 3 dolls, bounty.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That every recruit

who shall be enlisted by virtue of this act, shall receive The same bonnty eight dollars bounty, and that the same shall be made to those already

up to the non-commissioned officers, privates, and musicians, now in service, who have enlisted for three years, since the passing of the act, entitled “ An act for regulating the military establishment of the United States."*

*See chapter 12

President may organize the troop as he may

on peace with the Indians.

unless sooner

1

enlisted

&c.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the commis- Allowance to resioned officers who shall be employed to recruit for the

cruiting officers, establishment, shall be entitled to receive for every recruit, duly enlisted and mustered, two dollars.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the monthly Monthly pay of pay of the commissioned officers, non-commissioned of the officers and ficers, privates, and musicians, on the military establishment of the United States, and of the three regi. ments authorized by this act, shall be, in future, as fol. lows, free of all deductions, to wit: General Staff: a major-general, one hundred and sixty-six dollars. A brigadier general, one hundred and four dollars. Quartermaster, one hundred dollars. Adjutant, to do also the duty of inspector, seventy-five dollars. Chaplain, fifty dollars. Surgeon, seventy dollars. Deputy quarterniaster, fifty dollars. Aid-de-camp, in addition to his pay in the line, twenty-four dollars. Brigademajor, to act also as deputy-inspector, in addition to his pay in the line, twenty-four dollars Principal artifi. cer, forty dollars. Second artificer, twenty-six dollars. Regimental: Lieutenant-colonel commandant, seventyfive dollars. Major-commandant of artillery, and major of dragoons, fifty-five dollars. Paymaster, in ad . dition to his pay in the line, ten dollars. Quartermaster, in addition to his pay in the line, eight dollars. Adjutant, in addition to his pay in the line, ten dollars. Majors of infantry, fifty dollars. Captains, forty dollars. Lieutenants, twenty-six dollars. Ensigns and cornets, twenty dollars. Surgeons, forty-five dollars. Mates, thirty dollars. Sergeant-majors and quartermaster sergeants, seven dollars. Senior musicians, six dollars. Sergeants, six dollars. Corporals, five dollars. Privates, three dollars. Musicians, four doldollars. Artificers allowed to the infantry, light dragoons, and artillery, and included as privates, eight dollars. Matrons and nurses in the hospital, eight dollars,

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the rations, Rations for ofte or money in lieu thereof, for the commissioned, non cers and pricommissioned officers, privates, and musicians, of the additional troops herein mentioned, shall be the same as described in the aforesaid act, entitled, “An act for regulating the military establishment of the United States,"* and in the act passed in the third session of the first congress, entitled "An act for raising and ad. ding another regiment to the military establishment of

* See chapter 12.

vates, &c.

act mentioned.

President may

the United States, and for making farther provision for

the protection of the frontiers. "* Forage to addin

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the forage, to tional regiments. be allowed to the officers of the additional regiments

authorized by this act, be the same as described by the

acts before mentioned. Clothing for the

SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That the allow. law established. ance of clothing, for non-commissioned officers and pri

vates of the infantry of the said three regiments, shall

be the same as is by law established: that suitable Clothing to be clothing be provided for the cavalry, and adapted to the provided for the cavalıy, &c.

nature of the service, and conformed, as near as may be, to the value of the clothing allowed to the infantry

and artillery. Oaths, regula

SEC. 11. And be it further enacted. That all the comtions, and commissioned and non-commissioned officers, privates, and cording to the musicians, of the said three regiments, shall take the

same oaths, shall be governed by the same rules and regulations, and, in cases of disabilities, shall receive the same compensations as are described in the beforementioned act, entitled "An act for regulating the mili. tary establishment of the United States."

SEC. 12. And be it further enacted, That it shall be terbear to raise,, lawful for the president of the United States to forbear the whole of the to raise, or to discharge after they shall be raised, the

whole, or any part, of the said three additional regi. ments, in case events shall, in his judgment, render his so doing consistent with the public safety.

Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the presitime, call caval- dent be, and he hereby is, authorized, from time to time, ry into service, to call into service, and for such periods as he may

deem requisite, such number of cavalry as, in his judg.

ment, may be necessary for the protection of the fronPay of cavalry; tiers: Provided, That the non-commissioned officers &c. pay in lieu shall not be allowed more than one dollar per day, nor of rations, &c. the privates more than seventy-five cents per day, each

person finding his horse, arms, and accoutrements, and at his own risk, and twenty five cents per day in lieu of rations and forage: Provided he furnish himself therewith.

SEC. 14. And be it further enacted, That the president Ini appoint con- alone be, and he hereby is, authorized to appoint, for rank, pay, &c.

the cavalry so to be engaged, the proper commissioned officers, who shall not exceed, in number and rank, the proportions assigned to the said three regiments, and whose pay and other allowances shall not, exclusively *See chapter 13.

See chapter 12.

&c.

President may, from time to

&c.

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President alone

cers; number,

of fifty cents per day for the use and risk of their horses, exceed those of oflicers of corresponding rank, in the said regiments.

Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That the presi. President may dent of the United States be authorized, in case he shall employ Indians, deem the measure expedient, to employ such number of the Indians, and for such compensations, as he may Proviso; comthink proper: Provided, The said compensations do not, pensations to Inin the whole, exceed twenty thousand dollars.

ceed 20,000 dolls. [Approved, March 5, 1792.]

dians not to ex

CHAPTER XV.
An act supplemental to the act for making farther and more effectual

provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States.*

$:c. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re. The president presentatives of the United States of America in Congress fuur bergadier ge assembled, That it shall be lawful for the president of nerals. the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint such number of brigadier-generals as may be conducive to the good of the public service. Provided the whole number appointed, or to be appointed, shall not exceed four.

[Approved, March 28, 1792.]

reside near head. quarters.

CHAPTER XVI.
An act making alterations in the Treasury and War Departments.

[EXTRACT.] SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That there be a A paymaster to paymaster, to reside near the head quarters of the troops of the United States. That it shall be the duty of the His duties; bond; said paymaster to receive, from the treasurer, all the cath, &c. moneys which shall be entrusted to him for the purpose of paying the pay, the arrears of pay, subsistence, or forage, due to the troops of the United States. That he shall receive the pay abstracts of the paymasters of the several regiments or corps, and compare the same with the returns or muster rolls which shall accompany the said pay abstracts. That he shall certify, accurately, to the commanding officer, the sums due to the respec

*The act of 3d March, 1795, chap 24, recognized and continued the then existing establishment, without enumerating officers. The provisions of this act appear therefore to have been in force till superseded by act of 30th May, 1796, chap. 26.

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tive corps, which shall have been examined as aforesaid, who shall thereon issue his warrant on the said deputy paymaster, for the payment accordingly.

That copies of all reports to the commanding officer, and the warrants thereon, shall be duly transmitted to the office of the accountant of the war department, in order to be there examined, and finally adjusted at the treasury. That the said paymaster shall give bond in the sum of twenty thousand dollars, with two su flicient sureties, for the faithful discharge of his duty, and he shall take an oath faithfully to execute the duties of his office. That the compensation to the said paymaster shall be sixty dollars monthly, with the same rations and forage as a

major. * Assignment of SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That no assignpay, invalid, &c.

ment of pay, made after the first day of June next, by

a non-commissioned officer or private, shall be valid. supplying the

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That all purchases and contracts, for supplying the army with provisions, clothing, supplies in the quartermaster's department, military stores, Indian goods, and all other supplies, or articles for the use of the department of war, be made by, or under, the direction of the treasury department.

(Approved, May 8, 1792.]

Contracts for

army, &c.

After the 1st of
May, 1795, the

CHAPTER XVII.
An act making an alteration in the flag of the United States. I

SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reflag of the Unit presentatives of the United States of America in Congress sist of 15 stripes, assembled, That from and after the first day of May, &c. 15 stars, &c.

anno domini one thousand seven hundred and ninety. five, the flag of the United States be fifteen stripes, al. ternate red and white. That the Union be fifteen stars, white in a blue field. [.Approved, January 13, 1794.]

The harbors

CHAPTER XVIII.
An act to provide for the defence of certain ports and harbors in the

United States. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rementioned to be presentatives of the United States of America in Congress

*See chap. 41, sec. 15, and chap. 43, sec. l; also act of 16th March
1802, chap. 46, sec. 3.
'f Modified by act of 16th July, 1798_See chap. 37.
Altered and established by act of April 4, 1818-See chapter 108.

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