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non-commissioned officer, musician, or private entitled thereto, or his or their authorized attorney, at such places and times as the secretary of the treasury may direct, and that no foreign officer shall be entitled to said pay, nor shall any officer, noncommissioned officer, musician, or private receive the same until be furnish the said secretary satisfactory evidence that he is en. titled to the same, in conformity to the provisions of this act; and the pay bereby allowed shall not be in any way tran-ter. able or liable to attachment, levy, or seizure by any legal process whatever, but shall inure wholly to the personal benefit of the officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or soldier entitled to the same.
Sec. 4. That so much of the said pay as accrued before the approval of this act shall be paid to the person entitled to the kame, as soon as may be, in the manner and under the provistons above mentioned; and the pay which shall accrue thereafter shall be paid semi-annually, in the manner above directed; and in case of the death of any person embraced by the provisions of this act, or of the act to which it is supplementary, during the period intervening between the semi-annual payments directed to be made by said acts, the proportionate amount of pay which shall accrue between the last preceding semi-annual pay. ment and the death of such person shall be paid to his widow, or, if he leave no widow, to his children.
[-p prored, June 7, 1*32]
CHAPTER 131 - Approved, June 13, 132-Vol. 4, p. 533.
As Act to autkurse the Prendent to a mountele memes for the defence of the
That the President of the l'nited States be, and he is hereby authorized to raise, either by the arptance of vilunteers, or enlistment for one year unlees per diwharged, mix hundred mounted rangers, to be armert. equitul, munted, and otxanized in such manner, and to be under sub
att inse and restritaone, as the nature of the service may, in bis opnun, make necesary.
Sr. 2 That each of the said empanies of rungon shall consist of one captain, one hra!, whe seat ad, and one third heutrnant, five serranta, fise cursale, and offe hundred privates; the whole to form a battalion, and te cmthanded by a major.
! Ruperseded by act of 2 March, 1**, chap. 16.
show, in like manner, to the satisfaction of the secretary of war, that due care and attention were given to the preservation of said supplies, and that the damage did not result from neglect.
Sec. 4. That, the better to enable the quartermaster's department to carry into effect the provisions of this act, there be appointed two additional quartermasters, and ten assistant quartermasters, to be taken from the line of the army, who shall have the same rank and compensation as are provided for like grades by the act entitled "An act to reduce and fix the military peace establishment of the United States," approved the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twentyone: Provided, That assistant quartermasters be entitled, also, to receive the allowance of forage heretofores authorized, by law, to regimental and battalion quartermasters.
Sec. 5. That each officer appointed under this act shall, before he enter upon his duties, give bond, with sufficient surety, to be approved by the secretary of war, in such sum as the President sball direct, with condition for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.
[Approved, May 18, 1826.]
[By chap. 82, 20 May, 1826, vol. 4, p. 178, Secretary of War to cause to be purchased in the vicinity of Augusta, Georgia, a proper site for a United States arsenal.
A sum not exceeding $70,000 appropriated, &c.]
[By chap. 88, 20 May, 1826, vol. 4, p. 179, Secretary of War to purchase a site for an arsenal at or in the vicinity of Saint Louis, Missouri. ^$15,000) appropriated.]
1 For other additions, see sec. 3, chap. 42, 3 August, 1861. % Chap. 13, sec. 7. * By the 12 April, 1808, chap. 43, sec. 4, ante.
RESOLUTION 3.—By May 18, 1826.— Vol. 4, p. 195.
Resolution directing a system of cavalry tactics, and a system of instruction for artil
lery, to be prepared for the use of the caralry and artillery of the militia. That the secretary of war be authorized to have prepared a complete system of cavalry tactics, and also a system of exercise and instruction of field artillery, including manoeuvres for light or horse artillery, for the use of the militia of the United States, to be reported for consideration or adoption by Congress at its next session.'
CHAPTER 42.-Approved, March 2, 1827.–Vol. 4, p. 297.
An Act giving further compensation to the captains and subalterns of the army of the
United States, in certain cases. That, from and after the passing of this act, each captain and subaltern in the army shall be allowed one additional ration.
Sec. 2. That every officer in the actual command of a company in the army of the United States shall be entitled to receive ten dollars per month additional pay, as compensation for his duties and responsibilities, with respect to the clothing, arms, and accoutrements of the company, whilst he shall be in the actual command thereof: Provided, That no subaltern officer,3 who shall be in the performance of any staff duty, for which he receives an extra compensation, shall be entitled to the addi. tional ration herein provided for.
[By chap. 80, 3 March, 1827, vol. 4, p. 241, Secretary of War authorized to purchase a site for an arsenal in Augusta, Maine.]
CHAPTER 2.-Approved, January 25, 1828.—Vol. 4, p. 246.
An Act to prevent defalcations on the part of the disbursing agents of the government,
and for other purposes. That no money hereafter appropriated shall be paid to any person, for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United States, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into the treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to balances arising solely from the depreciation of treasury notes received by such person, to be expended in the public service; but in all cases where the pay or salary of any person is withheld, in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officers, if demanded by the party, his agent or attorney, to report, forth with, to the agent of the treasury department, the balance due; and it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent and his sureties.
i Reported by secretary of war, January, 1827, and 60,000 copies ordered to be printed and distributed by chap. 38, 2 March, 1829.
2 This act is not repealed by the 30 June, 1834, chap. 132. 3 How. 567.
3 Lieutenants holding the appointments of adjutant and regimental quartermaster receive the 4th ration, 3 March, 1847, sec. 10, chap. 61.
4 Not to apply to pensions : see act 20 May, 1936, chap. 77.
[Approved, January 25, 1828.]
CHAPTER 53.- Approved, May 15, 1828.-Vol. 4, p. 269.
An Act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the
1. Officers of the revolution in the continental line to receive pay according to rank
not over captains. 2. Pension since March 3, 1826, first deducted. 3. Voncommissioned officer, &c., who enlisted in said line and served during the war. If not on pension list. 4. How paid. Not transferable, and liable to execu. tion, &c.
That each of tne surviving officers of the army of the revolution in the continental line, who was entitled to half pay by the resolve of October twenty-first, seventeen hundred and eighty, be authorized to receive, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the amount of his full pay in said line, according to his rank in the line, to begin on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and to continue during his natural life: Provided, That, under this act, no officer shall be entitled to receive a larger sum than the full pay of a captain in said line.
Sec. 2.That whenever any of said officers has received money of the United States, as a pensioner, since the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, afore. said, the sum so received shall be deducted from what said officer would otherwise be entitled to, under the first section of this act; and every pension to which said officer is now entitled shall cease after the passage of this act.
1 The provisions of this act extended to two years' service, de., by the 7 June, 1832. chap. 126, and to widows, by the 2 Feb. 1818, chap. 8. sec. I.
2 Words in italics repealed by sec. 2. chap. 14, 5 April, 1936.
3 This sertion not to embrace invalid pensioners, by 31 May, 1830, chap. 228, and the 14 July, 1832, chap. 237.
Sec. 3. That every surviving non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, in said army, who enlisted therein for and during the war, and continued in service until its termination, and thereby became entitled to receive a reward of eighty dollars, under a resolve of Congress, passed May fifteenth, seventeen hundred and seventy-eight, shall be entitled to receive his full monthly pay in said service, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; to begin on the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, and to continue during his natural life: Provided, That nol non-commissioned officer, musician, or private in said army, who is now on the pension list of the United States, shall be entitled to the benefits of this act.
Sec. 4. That the pay allowed by this act shall, under the direction of the secretary of the treasury, be paid to the officer or soldier entitled thereto, or to their authorized attorney, at such places and days as said secretary may direct; and that no foreign officer shall be entitled to said pay, nor shall any officer or soldier receive the same, until he furnish to said secretary satisfactory evidence that he is entitled to the same in conformity to the provisions of this act; and the pay allowed by this act shall not, in any way, be transferable or liable to attachment, levy, or seizure, by any legal process whatever, but shall inure wholly to the personal benefit of the officer or soldier entitled to the same by this act. Sec. 5. [Pay accrued by this act before 3 March, 1828, to be paid.] [Approved, May 15, 1828.]
1 This section (3) not to apply to invalid pensioners, 14 July, 1832, chap. 237; and see the 31 May, 1830, chap. 228, making same provision.
? Of war, by the 3 March, 1835, chap. 46, sec. 4 ; supplied, and duties of, transferred to the interior, by the 3 March, 1849, chap. 108, sec. 6.