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live corps, which shall have been examined as aforesaid, who shall thereon issue his warrant on the said iloputy 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 sufficient sureties, for the faithful discbarge 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.* Assi?S' &c ^EC* 4- ^nd *e ** further enacted, That no assignment of pay, made after the first day of June next, by a non-commissioned officer or private, shall be valid. 2Sy£Jtte Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all purchases wmy.&c 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.f

[Approved, May 8, 1792.]

CHAPTER XVII.

An act making an alteration in the flag of the United States.^ Mayr i795lsthl ^ec. '• Be^ enacted by the Senate and House of Re"dl"' the'Uni,'PmcM'a^Tes °f the United States of America in Congress shtoti*s*'trioes',asscmbled, That from and after the first day of May, &c,15sta"' annodomini one thousand seven hundred and ninetyfive, the flag of the United States be fifteen stripes, alternate red and white. That the Union be fifteen stars, white in a blue field. [Approved, January 13, 1794.]

CHAPTER XVIII.

An act to provide for the defence of certain ports and harbors in the
United States.

The harbors 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- 1; also act of 16th March 1802, chap. 46, sec 3. fModifiedby act of 16th July, 1798—See chap. 37. j Altered and established by act of April 4,1818—See chapter 108.

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assembled, That the following ports and harbors be for-«^TM**of tified, under the dirertion of the president of the United ,he president, States, and at such time or times as he may judge ne-&ccessary, to wit: Portland, in the district of Maine; Portsmouth, in the state of New-Hampshire; Gloucester, Salem, Marblehead, and Boston, in the state of Massachusetts; Newport, in the state of Rhode Island; New-London, in the state of Connecticut; New York; Philadelphia; Wilmington, in the state of Delaware; Baltimore, in the state of Maryland; Norfolk and Alexandria, in the state of Virginia; Cape Fear river, and Ocracock Inlet, in the state of North Carolina; Charleston and Georgetown, in the state of South Carolina; and Savannah, and Saint Mary's, in the state of Georgia.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be The pwj*^ lawful for the president of the United States to employ, Jp^pfSr the as garrisons, in the said fortifications, or any of them, g^,riSOm,,&"" such of the troops on the military establishment of the United States as he may judge necessary; and to cause came cannon, to be provided one hundred cannon, of a caliber, each, to^aS^,;. carry a ball of thirty-two pounds weight, and one hundred other cannon, of a caliber, each, to carry a ball of twenty-four pounds weight, together with the carriages and implements necessary for the same, and carriages with the necessary implements for one hundred and fifty other cannon, with two hundred and fifty tons of cannon shot.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted. That it shall be The president^ lawful for the president of the United States to receive oft*°r to P«rfrom any state (in behalf of the United States) a cession *"* bUK"'&" of the lands on which any of the fortifications aforesaid, with the necessary buildings, may be erected, or intended to be erected; or, where such cessions shall not be made, to purchase such lands, on behalf of the United States: Provided, That no purchase shall be made where such lands arc the property of a state.*

[Approved, March 20, 1794.]

CHAPTER XIX.

An act to provide for the erecting and repairing of arsenals and raagagazines, and for other purposes.!

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re- Three or four presentatives of the United States of America in Congress arsenals>*■*

*See the constitution, article 1, section 8, clause 16. fSee chapter 32, making further provisions for procuring arms, &calso chapter 44, and 56.

i„npi7..n«, to be assembled, That, for the safe keeping of the, militarv o?Mi,*diIic!?on stores, there shall be established, under the direction of ofta president, tnc president of the United States, three or four arsenals, with magazines, as he shall judge most expedient, in such places as will best accommodate the different parts of the United States. Either, or both, of the arsenals heretofore used at Springfield and Carlisle, to be continued as part of the said number, at his discretion: proviso: arsenal. Provided, That none of the said arsenals be erected, untii0ihe Ims is until purchases of the land, necessary for their accompiL-dnsed.he. m(;fja{j0I)f De made, with the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same is intended to be erected. A national ar- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be. tii^aiM'imi^'&c. established, at each of the aforesaid arsenals, a national armory, in which shall be employed one superintendent, and one master armorer, (who shall be appointed by the president of the United States.) and as many workmen as the secretary for the department of war shall, from time to time, deem necessary, so that the whole number, at all the armories, shall not exceed one compensation to hundred. And the said superintendents shall, each, re.XZvcra"-' ceive, as a compensation, seventy dollars per month, n.oiw»,kc am| j]ie saj,] master armorer, each, fifty dollars per

month.*

An officer tow- Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be

S!g.ichoremployed an officer, whose duty it shall be, (under the

military stores, direction of the department of war,") to superintend the

receiving, safekeeping, and distribution, of the military

stores of the United States, and to call to account all

persons to whom the same may be intrusted; he shall

Hi, compensa- receive, for his compensation, at the rate of one hundred

•H»i""rfSyUieann" twenty-five dollar8 per month, and shall be ap

pruMient. pointed by the president of the United States.

K„t exeeedioc Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That a sum not ex

proTiad,'edSVor cecding fifty-nine thousand dollars, be appropriated for

ere,ting and re- the ercrtine and repairing of the arsenals and maera

painug arsenals, , » . , j l

he and not ex. zmes aforesaid; and a sum, not exceeding twenty-two

do'ik'tor^mo thousand eight hundred and sixty-five dollars, for de

""' 8m* fraying the expense of the national armories, for one

,.„„TM ,,, year; and the further sum of three hundred and forty

340 000 dolls, to * 7 J

be appiitti. un- t hoiisaiid dollars, to be. applied, under the direction of deTrtVdirection, the president of the United States, in the purchase of o'far'ms>,''&el!ase arms, ammunition, and military stores; which said several sums shall he paid out of the. duties on imports and tonnage, to the end of the present year.

•See act of 7th of May, 1800, chap. 44, sec 1.

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Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That an annual ac-*TMTM1^"" «?"f>iint of the expenses of the national armories be laiilarmoms, &c» before the legislature of the United States, together congress.<m with an account of the drms made and repaired therein.

[Approved, April 2, 1T94.]

CHAPTER XX.

An act for raising and organizing a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers.*

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Be- n* non-commiipresentatives of the United States of America in Congress p^al^tf "t'o assembled, That the numher of seven hundred and six-{£nTM^rsfl£cty-four non-commissioned officers, privates, and artifi- Commi«ion«i

J . j ■ • i_ is L officers to he ap

cers, to serve as privates, and musicians, shall be en-pointed, &c. gaged for the term of three years, by voluntary enlistments; and that the proper proportion of commissioned officers shall be appointed to command the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid X^JTth'Xr commissioned and non-commissioned officers, privates, corps of aniii*. artificers, and musicians, shall he incorporated with the"7' corps of artillery now in the service of the United States, Entire mmhn and denominated the corps of artillerists and engineers; "ftneccrps of and that the entire number of the said corps, exclusively mjri«',V«obe of the commissioned officers, shall be nine hundred and &p;e"lunvcly' ninety-two.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the organi-orpmizaiionof zation of the said corps be as herein mentioned, to wit: ma.uoi!«i.M one lieutenant-colonel commandant, one adjutant, onesurgeon; four battalions, each to consist of one major; u one adjutant and paymaster, and one surgeon's mate; and four companies, each t» consist of one captain, two lieutenants, two cadets, with the pay, clothing, and rations of a sergeant, four sergeants, four corporals, forty-two private^, sappers, and miners, and ten artificers to serve as privates, and two musicians.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the additional officers and Pticommissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, pri-,TM^!"/^TM vates, artificers, and musicians, by this act directed to^TM*^ 0_ he raised, shall receive the same pay and allowances, invemedny tie all respects, as the troops already in the service of the "une ru"' United States; and they shall also be governed by the same rules and articles of war, which have been, or may be, by law estahlished.

* Continued by acts of 3d March, 1795, chap 24, and 30th May, 1796, chap 26. An additional regiment provided by act of 27th ApriJ, 1798, diap.30 Repealed and supplied by act of 16th March, 1802, chap. 46, sections 1, 2,26, 27,28 and 29.

Theswrettrt of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That it shall be" the K;pTM.e duty of the Secretary of war to provide, at the public tus,&c. expense, under surh regulations as shall be directed by

the president of the United States, the necessary books, instruments, and apparatus, for the use and benefit of the said corps. The prMkfem m Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the president £"1<Cirofof the United States shall cause such proportions of the ^"Jo^S. said corps to serve in the field, on the. frontiers, or in &«• the fortifications on the sea coast, as he shall deem con

sistent with the public service.

[Approved, May 9, 1794.]

CHAPTER XXL

An act supplementary to "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 RehaXSrntTM,TM-preventatives of the United States nf America in Congress J£m°j*rorii.assembled, That the port and harbor of the city of Annapolis he fortified, in such manner, and at such time or times, as the president of the United States may direct; and that it shall be lawful for the president of the The present United States to employ a garrison in the said fortifiglim^f^An. cation, provide cannon and equipments, and receive, "Awa'cSrionof fr"ni tnP statB °f Maryland, a cession of the lands on land.&c. which the said fortification, and its necessary buildings, may he erected, agreeably to the second and third sections of the iict to which this is a supplement.*

[Approved, May 9, 1794.]

CHAPTER XXII.

An act in audition to the «'act for making further and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States."f

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of ReyTMiSptnyiher*ue presrnlatives nf the United Slates of America in Congress ofTOmmSoned assembled. That if any commissioned officer in the officers dying in troops of the United States shall, while in the service

•See original act, chapter 18.

•j-The 1st and 2d sections of this act were superseded and supplied by act of 16th March, 1802—See chap. 46, sections 13 & 15. The 3d was continued with some modification by acts of 3d March, 1795, and 30th May, 1796, chap. 24, sec 9, and chap. 26, sec. 11, but formally repealed by act of 3d March, 1797—see chap. 27, sec I.

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