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(ACT of February 8th, 1815.) once every two months, or oftener if so directed, a written report to the colonel of the ordnance department, stating all damages to arms, equipments, and implements, belonging to his command, noting those occasioned by negligence or abuse, and naming the officer or soldier by whose negligence or abuse the said damages were occasioned.

77. Sec. viii. The colonel of the ordnance department shall make, half yearly, to the war department, or oftener, if the secretary for that department shall so direct, a correct report of the officers, and all artificers, and laborers, in his department; also, of all ordnance, arms, military stores, implements, and apparatus, of every description, and in such form as the secretary for the department of war shall direct.

SEC. IX. [See Arms and Arsenals, 19.] Sec. X. The colonel of the ordnance department, under the direction of the secretary for the department of war, is hereby authorized to draw up a system of regulations for the government of the ordnance department, forms of returns and reports, and for the uniformity of manufactures of all arms, ordnance, ordnance stores, implements, and apparatus, and for the repairing and better preservation of the same.

Sec. XI. The pay, emoluments, and allowances, for the officers of the ordnance department, shall be the same as the pay, emoluments, and allowances, now allowed to officers of similar grades, respectively, in the artillery of the United States. And the

pay of a master armorer shall be thirty dollars per month, and one and a half rations per day; of a master carriage maker, thirty dollars per month, and one and a half rations per day; of a master blacksmith, thirty dollars per month, and one and a half rations per day. The pay of armorers, carriage makers, or blacksmiths, each, sixteen dollars per month, and one and a half rations per day; the pay of artificers, thirteen dollars per month, and one ration per day; and the pay of laborers, nine dollars per month, and one ration per day; and to all of the said workmen, artificers, and laborers, the same clothing, and other allowances, as are allowed to privates of infantry in the army of the United States, except clothing to the master workmen.

SEC. XIII. The colonel of the ordnance department is allowed at the rate of one thousand dollars per year, for clerks, and such books and stationary, as may be necessary to his department.

78. Sec. xiv, The act passed May the fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, entitled “ An act for the better regulation of the ordnance department,” and the sections of any other acts, coming within the purview of any of the sections of this act, are hereby repealed.

ACT of March 3d, 1815. 4 Bioren, 825. An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States: 79. Sec. 1. The military peace establishment of the United States shall consist of such proportions of artillery, infantry, and riflemen, not exceeding, in the whole, ten thousand men, as the president of the United States shall judge proper, and that the corps of engineers, as at present established, shall be retained.

80. Sec. 11. The corps of artillery shall have the same organization as is prescribed by the act passed the thirtieth of March, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen; and the regiment of light artillery the same organization as is prescribed by the act passed the twelfth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight; and each regiment of infantry and riflemen shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant colonel, one major, one adjutant, one quartermaster, one paymaster, one surgeon, and two surgeon's mates, one sergeant major, one quartermaster sergeant, two principal musicians, and ten companies; each company to consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, and one second lieutenant, four sergeants, four corporals, two musicians, and sixty-eight privates.

81. Sec. 111. There shall be two major generals, and four brigadier generals; the major generals to be entitled to two aids-decamp, and the brigadier generals to one aid-de-camp each, to be taken from the subalterns of the line.

82. Sec. iv. The compensation, subsistence, and clothing, of the officers, cadets, noncommissioned officers, musicians, artificers, and privates, composing the military peace establishment, shall be the same as are prescribed by the act, entitled “ An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States," passed sixteenth of March, one thousand eight hundred and two, and the act, entitled “ An act to raise, for a limited time, an additional military force," passed twelfth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight; and that the major generals shall be entitled to the same compensation as is provided by an act, entitled “ An act to raise an additional military force," passed eleventh January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve.

83. Sec. v. The president of the United States shall cause to be arranged, the officers, noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates, of the several corps of troops now in the service of the United States, in such a manner as to form and complete out of the same the corps authorized by this act, and cause the supernumerary officers, noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates, to be discharged from the service of the United States, from and after the first day of May next, or as soon as circumstances may permit.

84. Sec. vi. To each commissioned officer, who shall be deranged by virtue of this act, there shall be allowed and paid, in addition to the pay and emoluments to which they will be entitled by law at the time of his discharge, three months' pay.

(ACT of April 24th, 1816.) 85. Sec. vii. The several corps authorized by this act, shall be subject to the rules and articles of war, be recruited in the same manner, and with the same limitations; and that officers, noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates, shall be entitled to the same provision for wounds and disabilities, the same provision for widows and children, and the same benefits and allowances in every respect, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, as are authorized by the act of sixteenth March, one thousand eight hundred and two, entitled “ An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States," and the act of the twelfth April, one thousand eight hundred and eight, entitled “ An act to raise, for a limited time, an additional military force;” and that the bounty to the recruit, and compensation to the recruiting officer, shall be the same as are allowed by the aforesaid act of the twelfth of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

ACT of April 24th, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 71. 86. Sec. 1. In addition to the act providing for a military peace establishment, the provisions of the act of March third, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, for the better organization of the general staff shall be, and the same are hereby so far established, that the general staff shall in future consist of one adjutant and inspector general of the army, and one adjutant general, one inspector general, three topographical engineers to a division, and an assistant of each to every brigade, which shall supersede the brigade quartermasters and inspectors now existing; and that the apothecary general, as heretofore authorized, be allowed two assistant apothecaries.

Sec. 11. There shall be as many post surgeons as the service may require, not exceeding twelve to each division, who shall receive the same pay and emoluments as hospital surgeon's mates.

87. Sec. 111. The pay department shall consist of one paymaster general of the army, with the annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars, and that in addition to regimental paymasters, there be appointed one paymaster to each battalion of the corps of artillery, who, as well as the regimental paymasters, in addition to the regular and punctual payment of their respective regiments or corps, shall discharge the duties of district paymasters within such district as shall from time to time be assigned them by the paymaster general, under the direction of the secretary of war. Provided, That regimental and battalion paymasters may be taken either from the subalterns of the army, or citizens, and appointed by the president of the United States. Provided also, That regimental and battalion paymasters shall receive the pay and emoluments of major, and shall each be allowed a capable noncommissioned officer as clerk, who, while so employed, shall receive double pay, and the actual expense of transportation while travelling under orders in the discharge of his duty.

(ACT of April 24th, 1816.) See. iv. It shall be the duty of the regimental and battalion paymasters to pay all the regular troops; and to ensure punctuality and responsibility, correct reports shall be made to the paymaster general once in two months, showing the disposition of the funds previously transmitted, with accurate estimates for the next payment of such regiment, garrison or department, as may have been assigned to each, and whenever any paymaster shall fail to transmit such estimate, or neglect to render his vouchers to the paymaster general for settlement of his accounts, more than six months after receiving funds, he shall be recalled, and another appointed in his place.

88. Sec. v. The purchasing department shall consist of one commissary general of purchases, as heretofore authorized, with the annual salary of three thousand dollars, and one deputy commissary to each division, with the annual salary of two thousand dollars, and six assistant commissaries of issues, with the annual salary of one thousand three hundred dollars, and as many military storekeepers as the service may require, whose salariés shall be regulated by the secretary of war, according to the duty they may perform: Provided, That the pay and emoluments shall not exceed that of a captain of infantry.

89. Sec. vi. All officers of the pay, commissary and quartermaster's department, shall, previous to their entering on the duties of their respective offices, give good and sufficient bonds to the United States, fully to account for all moneys and public property which they may receive, in such sum as the secretary of war shall direct. And all paymasters, commissaries and storekeepers, shall be subject to the rules and articles of war, in the same manner as commissioned officers: Provided also, That all officers of the

pay and commissary's departments be submitted to the senate for their confirmation, in the same manner as the officers of the army.

90. SEC. vir. The president of the United States shall be, and he hereby is authorized to prescribe the quantity and kind of clothing to be issued annually to the troops of the United States. Provided, That whenever more than the authorized quantity is required, the value of the extra articles shall be deducted from the soldiers' pay, and in like manner the soldiers shall receive pay, according to the annual estimated value for such authorized articles of uniform as shall not have been issued to him in each year. Provided also, That the manner of issuing and accounting for clothing, shall be established in the general regulations of the war department.

Sec. viii. In all cases where a soldier of the regular army shall have been discharged from the service of the United States, and clothing shall be due to said soldier, it shall be the duty of the paymaster general to cause the same to be paid for according to the price paid in the seventh section of this act.

91. Sec. ix. The several officers of the staff shall respectively

(ACT of April 29th, 1816.) receive the pay and emoluments, and retain all the privileges secured to the staff of the army, by the act of March third, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, and not incompatible with the provisions of this act; and that the regulations in force before the reduction of the army, be recognized, as far as the same shall be found applicable to the service, subject however to such alterations as the secretary of war may adopt, with the approbation of the president.

Sec. X. The officers of the staff, provisionally retained by the president, and in this act enumerated and made permanent, be recognized in service under this act, and that the garrison surgeons and mates be hereafter considered as post surgeons; and hereafter the staff of the army may be taken from the line of the army, or from citizens.

92. Sec. XI. The ordnance department be continued as at present organized under the act of February eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and that ordnance officers be assigned to their duties with the staff of the army, in the same manner as from the corps of engineers..

93. Sec. XI. When forage is not drawn in kind by officers of the army entitled thereto, eight dollars per month, for each horse, not exceeding the number authorized by existing regulations, shall be allowed in lieu thereof: Provided, That neither forage, nor money shall be drawn by officers, but for horses actually kept by them in service: Provided also, That none, except company offi. cers shall be allowed to take as servants or waiters, soldiers of the army, and that all officers be allowed, for each private servant actually kept in service, not exceeding the number authorized by existing regulations, the pay, rations, and clothing of a private soldier, or money in lieu thereof, on a certificate setting forth the name and description of the servant or servants, in the pay account: Provided also, That one additional ration be allowed to all subaltern officers of the

army.

ACT of April 29th, 1816. Pamphlet edit. 155. 94. Sec. 1. The president of the United States is authorized to employ, in addition to the corps of engineers as now established, a skilful assistant, whose compensation shall be such as the president of the United States shall think proper, not exceeding the allowance to the chief officer of that corps.

ACT of April 14th, 1818. Pamphlet edit. 84.

“ An act regulating the staff of the army." 95. Sec. 11. There shall be one surgeon general, with a salary of two thousand five hundred dollars per annum, one assistant surgeon general with the emoluments of a hospital surgeon, one

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