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consumption, shall be produced as vouchers by the military, or assistant military agent, or quarter master, in the settlement of his accounts. Regulations respecting certain supplies and objects of
special and extra expense. The military or assistant military agent, or quarter master, where a rendezvous is opened in his vicinity for the recruiting service, shall furnish quarters, transportation forage, fuel, straw, kettles, tin pans and stationary. But when an officer is not within a convenient distance of the agent, above mentioned, the recruiting officer shall supply the rendezvous with quarters, transportation, forage, fuel, straw, kettles, tin pans and stationary ; governing himself as to quantity by the regulation on the subject, and taking duplicate receipts of every article of expenditure.
To all horses in actual service, there shall be allowed as forage 14 pounds of hay and 12 quarts of oats, or, in lieu of the oats, 8 quarts of corn.
There shall be allowed one four-horse waggon to each company, or a detachment of 100 recruits, for the conveyance of the officers' baggage and all other baggage of the company or detachment. There shall be allowed to every six men, one common tent, one iron camp kettle, or pot, (of four gailons) and two tin pans; and to each company, four axes and four spades.
As often as any matter which may require any special or extra expense, can wait, without material injury to the service, for a communication to, and the direction of the secretary of war, or the commander of the army, or of a military district, it is not to be undertaken until such communications and directions shall have been had.
The military or assistant military agent, or quarter master, are primarily charged with making the disbursements in the cases above mentioned; when
thcre is no such officer, the agent of the war des partment shall do it. All orders for such disbursements, must be definite and in writing, to be transmitted, with the accounts of them, to the accountant of the war department: and all disbursements made in pursuance of these regulations, must be substantiated by such vouchers as shall be prescribed by the said accountant. The following rates are to govern in the allowances to
officers for the transportation of their baggage, wher ordered on distant commands : To a major general,
1250 lbs. at $ 2 per 100 lbs. per 100 miles. foa brigadier general, adjutant general,
inspector general, or qrarter master
general, To a colonel, To a hospital surgeon, ro
'o a lieutenant colonely To a major,
500 To a captain,
300 To a cadet,
200 The most direct post-route will regulate the distance, for the amount of transportation, whether performed by land or water, unless public transportation is furnished.
To every officer ordered on general courts martial, or temporary commands, or on other duties on the sea board or in the Atlantic states, there will be allowed kim, if he so elect, in lieu of the transportation of his baggage, his stage hire. It must be understood that no delay is to be made on the road. Either receipts from the stage offices, or certificates on honor of the performance of the duty, must be produced
A further allowance to officers ordered on general courts martial and temporary command, or other duty, of one dollar and twenty-five cents per day to officers who are not entitled to forage, and one dollar per day to such as shall be entitled to forage, agreeably to the twenty-second section of the act fixing the military peace establishment. As a voucher for the number of days an officer did sit on a general court martial, he must produce the certificate of the president, or judge advocate of the court. Ordinance regulating and ascertaining the quantities
of stationary which each officer serving in the army of the United States shall be entitled to receive annually.
To every officer commanding a separate post, the garrison of which shall consist of no more than two companies, twelve quires of writing paper, and one blank book of one quire of paper.
To every officer commanding a separate post, the garrison of which shall consist of more than two, and not more than five companies, twenty-four quires of paper, and a blank book containing two quires of paper.
To a major general, thirty-six quires of paper, and three blank books, each of three quires.
To a brigadier general, twenty-four quires of paper, and two blank books, each of three quires.
To the quarter master general, adjutant general, inspector general, and adjutant and inspector of the army, each, the stationary necessary in their respective departments. • To a colonel eighteen quires of paper, and a blank book of three quires.
To a lieutenant colonel, twelve quires of paper, and a blank book of two quires.
For the use of every military company, whether in garrison or otherwise, twelve quires of paper, and a blank book containing two quires of paper.
For the use of every other commissioned officer in the
army of the United States, two quires of letter paper, with a proportionate allowance of ink, quills and wafers.
For the use of the assistant military agent or quarter master, at every separate post, one blank book containing two quires of paper.
For the use of every officer, and garrison, a proportion of other stationary, at the rate of a dozen quills and as many wafers to each quire of paper; and a paper of ink-powder to each six quires. Regulations respecting extra pay and allowance to
soldiers, when ordered on constant labor for a term not less than ten days.
The non-commissioned officers and privates, who may be drawn as artificers to work constantly on fortifications, bridges, barracks, roads, or other public works, for a term not less than ten days, Sundays excepted, shall be allowed, for each day's actual labor, fourteen cents and one gill of spirits each, in addition to their pay and rations.
Other non-commissioned officers and privates, not artificers, who shall be drawn for constant labor on fortifications, roads, bridges, barracks, or other public works, for a term not less than ten days, Sundays excepted, shall be allowed for each day's actual labor, ten cents and one gill of spirits each, in addition to their pay
and rations. It shall be the duty of the officer commanding any such working party, to have a regular account kept, under his inspection, of every day's work performed by each non-commissioned officer or private ; and to transmit or deliver, monthly, a fair copy thereof to the military or assistant military agent of the district or post in which the labor may be performed ; which military or assistant military agent will pay, from the money in his hands, or will draw the money on the said abstracts, and pay the non-commissioned officers and privates conformably nerewith.
It is to be understood, that the extra daily pay and allowance is only to be given for actual days' work, and not to be granted when from sickness, or other causes, the work shall not actually be performed.
Regulations respecting the employment of physicians.
In future, no surgeon, surgeon's mate or physician, not holding an appointment in the army of the United States, is to be employed on public account, by any officer or other person whatever, to act in the capacity of surgeon, or surgeon's mate, or physician, for any man or men attached to the army, unless by special agreement first entered into, in which the compensation for medical service to be performed, shall be stipulated in writing, either by the day or month.
When the services required shall be such as not to exceed the usual duties, of a surgeon's mate, the compensation per month shall not exceed the pay and emoluments of a surgeon's mate.
For any number of men not exceeding thirty, the compensation should not exceed the rate of three hundred dollars a year inclusive of medicine.
In no instance, (extraordinary cases excepted) should the compensation for medical assistance, for a shorter period than one month, exceed the rate of four dollars per day, exclusive of medicine. Charges for medical services, will require certificates of their having been performed agreeably thereto.
Regulations respecting returns of clothing. It shall be the duty of the commanding officers of companies to make out in December, in each year, correct returns for the clothing necessary for their respective companies for the succeeding year, including what is on hand fit for service; also, correct returns of all clothing on hand, noting such as is fit for
The said returns to be forwarded, annually by the first day of January, to the department of war,