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ments shall be submitted to the senate at their next session, for their advice and consent.
WM. H. CRAWFORD,
President of the Senate, pro tempore. March 28, 1812. APPROVED, JAMES MADISON.
An ACT in addition to the Act, entitled “ An Act to
raise an additional Military Force," passed January ll, 1812.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is empowered to cause to be enlisted for the term of eighteen months, unless sooner discharged, such part of the light dragoons, artillery and infantry, authorized by the act, entitled “ act to raise an additional military force," as he
may deem expedient: Provided, the whole number so to be enlisted for eighteen months, shall not exceed fifteen thousand, any thing in the said recited act to the contrary notwithstanding.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the noncommissioned officers, musicians and privates, so to be enlisted, shall be entitled to the bounty of sixteen dollars, and the same pay, clothing and rations, the same provisions for wounds or disabilities, and to all other allowances, (the bounty in land excepted) provided by the said before recited act for the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, who may be raised under the same; and shall be held to perform the same duties, and be subject to the same rules and regulations.
WM. H. CRAWFORD,
President of the Senate pro tempore; April 8, 1812. APPROVED, JAMES MADISON .
An ACT for the Organization of a Corns of Artificers.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be attached to tho quarter master general's department and subject to the orders of the officers thereof, a corps of artificers, to consist of one superintendent, to be appointed by the President of the United States, four assistants, two master masons, two master carpenters, two master blacksmiths, two master boat builders, two master. armorers, two master saddle and harness makers, twenty house carpenters, five ship carpenters, twenty blacksmiths, sixteen boat builders, sixteen armorers, twelve saddle and harness makers and twenty-four laborers, to be selected from the privates of the army, when authorized thereto by the commanding general, or engaged from among the citizens by the superintendent.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pay of the superintendent of artificers shall be forty-five dollars per month, three rations per day, and forage for one horse ; that the pay of the four assistants be each thirty dollars per month and two rations per day ; that the pay of the twelve master workmen be each thirty dollars per month and one ration and one half of a ration per day; that the pay of the other work. men be each sixteen dollars per month and one ration and one half of a ration per day.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the superintendent of artificers to render a correct report, once each month, of the corps to the quarter master general, and on oath to make out the pay-roll thereof; which pay-roll shall be examined by the quarter master general, or, in his absence, by one of the deputy quarter masters, and by him be countersigned, and faithfully and without delay to execute all such orders as he may receive from the secretary at war, any officer of the quarter master's department, or from the officer commanding in the field or garrison to which his corps or any part thereof may be attached.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That this corps shall be engaged for and during the term of three years, unless sooner discharged by the President of the United States.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That for defraying the expense that may be incurred in the execution of this act, the sum of thirty thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
WM. H. CRAWFORD,
President of the Senate pro tempore. April 23, 1812. APPROVED,
An ACT making further Provision for the Corps of
Engineers. Sec.1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be added to the corps of engi. neers, two captains, two first lieutenants, two second lieutenants, with the usual pay and emoluments, according to their grades respectively; and one pay master, to be taken from the subalterns of engineers, with the pay and emoluments of a regimental pay master; and that there be attached to the said corps, either from the troops now in service, or by new en. listments, as the President of the United States may direct, four sergeants, four corporals, one teacher of music, four musicians, nineteen artificers and sixty. two men, which non-commissioned officers, musi. cians, artificers and mon, together with the artificers and men already belonging to the corps of engineers, shall be formed into a company, to be styled a company of bombardiers, sappers and miners, and be of
ficered from the corps of engineers, according as the commanding officer of that corps may, with the approbation of the President of the United States, di. rect; and the said non-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers and men, shall be allowed the same pay and emoluments as are allowed to the non-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers and men in the regiment of artillerists.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the military academy shall consist of the corps. of engineers, and the following professors, in addition to the teach ers of the French language and drawing already provided, viz: one professor of natural and experiment. al philosophy, with the pay and emoluments of a lieutenant colonel, if not an officer of the corps, and if taken from the corps, then so much in addition to his pay and emoluments as shall equal those of a lieutenant colonel ; one professor of mathematics, with the pay and emoluments of a major, if not an officer of the corps, and if taken from the corps, then sa much in addition to his pay and emoluments, as shall equal those of a major; one professor of the art of engineering in all its branches, with the pay and emoluments of a major, if not an officer of the corps, and if taken from the corps, then so much in addition to his pày and emoluments as shall be equal to those of a major; each of the foregoing professors to have an assistant professor, which assistant professor shall be taken from the most prominent characters of the of ficers or cadets, and receive the pay and emoluments of captains, and no other pay or emoluments while performing these duties; Provided, That nothing herein contained shall entitle the academical staff, as such, to any command in the army separate from the academy
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the cadets heretofore appointed in the service of the United States, whether of artillory, cavalry, riflemen or in fantry, or that may in future be appointed as hereill
after provided, shall at no time exceed two hundred and fifty ; that they may be attached, at the discretion of the President of the United States, as students to the military academy, and be subject to the establish ed regulations thereof; that they shall be arranged into companies of non-commissioned officers and privates, according to the directions of the commandant of engineers, and be officered from the said corps, for the purposes of military instruction ; that there shall be added to each company of cadets four musicians; and the said corps shall be trained and taught all the duties of a private, non-commissioned officer and officer ; be encamped at least three months of each year, and taught all the duties incident to a regallar camp; that the candidates for cadets be not un. der the age of fourteen, nor above the age of twentyone years; that each cadet, previously to his appointment by the President of the United States, shall be well versed in reading, writing and arithmetic, and that he shall sign articles, with the consent of his parent or guardian, by which he shall engage to serve five years unless sooner discharged; and all such cadets shall be entitled to and receive the pay and emol. uments now allowed by law to cadets in the corps of engineers.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That when any cadet shall receive a regular degree from the academical staff, after going through all the classes, he shall be considered as among the candidates for a commission in any corps, according to the duties he may be adjudged competent to perform ; and in case there shall not at the time be a vacancy in such corps, he may be attached to it at the discretion of the President of the United States, by brevet of the lowest grade, as a supernumerary officer, with the usual pay and emoluments of such grade, until a vacancy shall happen: Provided, That there shall not be more than one supernumerary officer to any one company at the same time.