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recruited or re.enlisted for that service, for the term of five years, unless sooner discharged, the sum of sixteen dollars ; but the payment of one half of the said bounty shall be deferred until he shall be mustered and have joined the corps in which he is to serve; and whenever any non-commissioned officer or soldier shall be discharged from the service, who shall have obtained from the commanding officer of his company, battalion or regiment, a certificate that he had faithfully performed his duty whilst in service, he shall moreover be allowed and paid, in addition to the aforesaid bounty, three month's pay and one hundred and sixty acres of land; and the heirs and representatives of those non-commissioned officers op soldiers, who may be killed in action, or die in the service of the United States, shall likewise be paid and allowed the said additional bounty of three month's pay, and one hundred and sixty acres of land, to be designated, surveyed and laid off at the public expense, in such manner and upon such terms and conditions, as may be provided by law.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Fice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
December 24, 1811.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

An ACT authorizing the President of the United States

to raise certain Companies of Rangers for the Protection of the Frontier of the United States.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States, whenever he shall have satisfactory evidence of the ctual or threatened invasion of any state or territory

of the United States, by any Indian tribe or tribes, be, and he is hereby authorized to raise, either by the acceptance of volunteers or enlistmet for one year, unless sooner discharged, as many companies as he may deem necessary, not exceeding six, who shall serve on foot or be mounted, as the service in his opinion may require, shall act on the frontier as rangers, be armed, equipped and organized in such manner, and be under such regulations and restrictions, as the nature of the service in his opinion may make necessary.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That each of the said companies of rangers shall consist of one captain, one first, one second lieutenant, one ensign, four ser. geants, four corporals, and sixty privates.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That when the said rangers arm and equip themselves and provide

own horses, they sh be allowed each one dollar per day, and without a horse seventy-five cents per clay, as full compensation for their services, rations or forage, as the case may be. The commissioned offi. cers shall receive the same pay and rations as officers of the same grade in the army of the United States.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates, raised pursu. ant to this act, shall be entitled to the like compensation in case of disability, by wounds and otherwise, incurred in the service, as officers, non-commissioned officers and privates in the present military establishment, and with them shall be subject to the rules and articles of war, which have been established or may hereafter by law be established; and the provisions of the act, entitled “ An act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States," so far as they may be applicable, shall be extended to all persons, matters and things within the intent and meaning of this act, in the same manner as if they were inserted at large in the same. This act shall take effect and be in force

from and after the passage thereof, and continue in force for one year, and from thence to the end of the next session of congress.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That in the recess of the senate, the President of the United States is hereby authorized to appoint all the officers proper to be appointed under this act ; which appointments shall be submitted to the senate at their next session for their advice and consent.

H. CLAY,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

GEO. CLINTON,
Vice-President of the United States, and

President of the Senate.
January 2, 1812.
APPROVED

JAMES MADISON.

An ACT 10 raise an additional Military Force, Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America in Con. gress assembled, That there be immediately raised, ten regiments of infantry, two regiments of artillery, and one regiment of light dragoons, to be enlisted for the term of five years unless sooner discharged.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That a regiment of infantry shall consist of eighteen captains, eighteen first lieutenants, eighteen second lieutenants, eighteen ensigns, seventy-two sergeants, seventy-two corporals, thirty-six musicians, and eighteen hundred privates, which shall form two battalions, each of nine companies. A regiment of artillery shall consist of twenty captains, twenty first lieutenants, twenty second lieutenants, forty cadets, eighty sergeants, eighty corporals, one hundred and sixty artificers, forty musicians, and fourteen hundred and forty privates, which shall form two battalions, each of ten companies. The regiment of cavalry shall consist of twelve

captains, twelve first lieutenants, twelve second lieu. tenants, twelve cornets, twenty-four cadets, fortyeight sergeants, forty-eight corporals, twelve saddlers, twelve farriers, twelve trumpeters, and nine hundred and sixty privates, which shall form two battalions, each of six companies.'

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That to each regiment raised under this act, whether of infantry, artillery or light dragoons, there shall be appointed one colonel, iwo lieutenant colonels, two majors, two adjutants, one quarter master, one pay master, one surgeon, two surgeons' mates, two sergeant majors, two quarter master sergeants and two senior musicians.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed two major generals, each of whom shall be allowed two aids, to be taken from the commissioned officers of the line ; and five brigadier generals, each of whom shall be allowed a brigade major and an aid, to be taken from the captains and subal. terns of the line ; and there shall also be appointed one adjutant general and one inspector general, each with the rank, pay and emoluments of a brigadier general; the said adjutant general shall be allowed one or more assistants, not exceeding three, to be taken from the line of the army, with the same pay and emoluments as by this act are allowed to a lieute. nant colonel ; the said inspector general shall be allowed two assistant inspectors, to be taken from the line of the army, each of whom shall receive, while acting in said capacity, the same pay and emoluments as by this act are allowed to a lieutenant colonel ; there shall also be appointed such number of hospital surgeons and mates as the service may require, with one stewart to each hospital.

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That when an officer is detached to serve as brigade major or aid, or as assistant to the adjutant general or inspector general, on the appointment of a general officer, or

as adjutant or quarter master on the appointment of a colonel, he shall not thereby lose his rank.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the major generals respectively shall be entitled to two hundred dollars monthly pay, with twenty dollars allowance for forage, monthly, and fifteen rations per day. Their aids de camp shall each be entitled to twentyfour dollars monthly, in addition to their pay in the line, and ten dollars monthly for forage, and four rations. The brigadier generals, respectively, shall be entitled to one hundred and four dollars monthly pay, twelve rations per day, and sixteen dollars per month for forage, when not found by the public.

Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That all other officers, cadets, rion-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers and privates, authorized by this act, shall receive the like pay, forage, rations, clothing, and other emoluments, as the officers of the same grade and corps, cadets, non-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers and privates, of the present military establishment.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That each ration shall consist of one pound and a quarter of beef, or three quarters of a pound of pork, eighteen ounces of bread or flour, one gill of rum, whisky or brandy ; and at the rate of two quarts of salt, four quarts of vinegar, four pounds of soap, and one pound and a half of candles, to every hundred rations.

Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That every noncommissioned officer, musician and private of the artillery and infantry, shall receive annually the following articles of uniform clothing, to wit: one hat, one coat, one vest, two pair of woollen and two pair of lin. en overalls, one coarse linen frock and trowsers for fatigue clothing, four pair of shoes, four shirts, two pair of socks, two pair of short stockings, one blanket, one stock and clasp, and one pair of half gaiters : And the secretary of war is hereby authorized to cause to be furnished to the pay masters of the re.

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