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Term of en Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the non-commissioned offilistment;
cers, privates and musicians of the said three regiments, shall be enlisted
for the term of three years, unless previously discharged. bounty allowed. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That every recruit who shall be
enlisted by virtue of this act, shall receive eight dollars bounty, and that the same shall be made up to the non-commissioned officers, privates
and musicians now in service, who have enlisted for three years, since 1790, ch. 10. the passing of the act intituled “An act for regulating the military
establishment of the United States." Allowance to Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the commissioned officers, recruiting offi- who shall be employed to recruit for the establishment, shall be entitled cers.
to receive, for every recruit, duly enlisted and mustered, two dollars. of pay to the Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the monthly pay of the troops.
commissoned officers, non-commissioned officers, privates and musicians, on the military establishment of the United States, and of the three regiments authorized by this act, shall be, in future, as follows, free of all deductions, to wit:-GENERAL STAFF-A major-general, one hundred and sixty-six dollars. A brigadier-general, one hundred and four dollars. Quartermaster, one hundred dollars. Adjutant, to do also the duty of inspector, seventy-five dollars. Chaplain, fifty dollars. Surgeon, seventy dollars. Deputy quartermaster, fifty dollars. Aidde-camp, in addition to his pay in the line, twenty-four dollars. Brigade major, to act also as deputy inspector, in addition to his pay in the line, twenty-four dollars. Principal artificer, forty dollars. Second artificer, twenty-six dollars. REGIMENTAL-Lieutenant colonel commandant, seventy-five dollars. Major commandant of artillery, and major of dragoons, fifty-five dollars. Paymaster, in addition to his pay in the line, ten dollars. Quartermaster, in addition to his pay in the line, eight dollars. Adjutant, in addition to his pay in the line, ten dollars. Majors of infantry, fifty dollars. Captains, forty dollars. Lieutenants, twenty-six dollars. Ensigns and cornets, twenty dollars. Surgeons, forty-five dollars. Mates, thirty dollars. Sergeant majors and quartermaster sergeants, seven dollars. Senior musicians, six dollars. Sergeants, six dollars. Corporals, five dollars. Privates, three dollars. Musicians, four dollars. Artificers allowed to the infantry, light dragoons, and artillery, and included as privates, eight dollars. Matrons and nurses
in the hospital, eight dollars. Rations. Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the rations, or money in
lieu thereof, for the commissioned, non-commissioned officers, privates
and musicians of the additional troops herein mentioned, shall be the 1790, ch. 10. same as described in the aforesaid act, intituled “An act for regulating
the military establishment of the United States,” and in the act passed 1791, ch. 28. in the third session of the first Congress, intituled "An act for raising
and adding another regiment to the military establishment of the United States, and for making farther provision for the protection of the
frontiers. Forage. Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the forage, to be allowed
to the officers of the additional regiments authorized by this act, be the
same as described by the acts before mentioned. Clothing. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the allowance of clothing
for non-commissioned officers and privates of the infantry of the said three regiments, shall be the same, as is by law established: that suitable clothing be provided for the cavalry, and adapted to the nature of the service, and conformed as near as may be, to the value of the clothing
allowed to the infantry and artillery. To take an Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That all the commissioned and oath,
non-commissioned officers, privates and musicians of the said three regiments, shall take the saine oaths, shall be governed by the same rules and regulations, and in cases of disabilities, shall receive the same
compensations, as are described in the before-mentioned act, entituled "An act for regulating the military establishment of the United States."
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Discretionary President of the United States, to forbear to raise, or to discharge, after power to Presithey shall be raised, the whole or any part of the said three additional dent; regiments, in case events shall in his judgment, render his so doing consistent with the public safety.
Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That the President be, and he to call into ser. hereby is authorized, from time to time, to call into service, and for such vice cavalry,
&c. periods as he may deem requisite, such number of cavalry as, in his judgment, may be necessary for the protection of the frontiers: Provided, That the non-commissioned officers shall not be allowed more than one their pay; dollar per day, nor the privates more than seventy-five cents per day, each person finding his horse, arms and accoutrements, and at his own risk, and twenty-five cents per day in lieu of rations and forage: Provided he furnish himself therewith.
Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That the President alone be, President to and he hereby is authorized to appoint, for the cavalry so to be engaged,
officers ; the proper commissioned officers, who shall not exceed, in number and rank, the proportions assigned to the said three regiments, and whose pay and other allowances shall not, exclusively of fifty cents per day for the use and risk of their horses, exceed those of officers of corresponding rank, in the said regiments.
Sec. 15. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United and may em. States be authorized, in case he shall deem the measure expedient, to ploy Indians, employ such number of the Indians, and for such compensations, as he may think proper: Provided, The said compensations do not, in the whole, exceed twenty thousand dollars. APPROVED, March 5, 1792.
STATUTE I. Chap. X.-An Act declaring the consent of Congress to a certrin Act of the State March 19, 1792.
of Maryland, and to continue for a longer time, an Act declaring the assent of Congress to certain Acts of the States of Maryland, Georgia, and Rhode Island (Expired.) and Providence Plantations, so far as the same respects the States of Georgia, Act of May and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
12, 1796, ch. 26. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Consent of of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the con
operation of a sent of Congress be, and is hereby granted and declared to the opera- certain tion of an act of the general assembly of Maryland, made and passed Maryland; and at a session begun and held at the city of Annapolis, on the first Monday in November last, intituled “An act empowering the wardens of the port of Baltimore to levy and collect the duty therein mentioned.” Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the act, intituled “ An act assent
tain acts, Marydeclaring the assent of Congress to certain acts of the states of Mary- land acts: land, Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” shall be tinued as continued, and is hereby declared to be in full force, so far as the same Georgia and R.
Island, respects the states of Georgia, and Rhode Island and Providence Plan
1790, ch. 43. tations.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall be and continue Limitation. in force for the term of three years, and from thence to the end of the next session of Congress, and no longer. APPROVED, March 19, 1792.
STATUTE I. Chap. XI.—An Act to provide for the settlement of the Claims of Widows and March 23, 1792.
Orphans barred by the limitations heretofore established, and to regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa [Expired.] tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the
Suspension for operation of the resolutions of the late Congress of the United States, certaine resolu. passed on the second day of November, one thousand seven hundred tions of Con. and eighty-five, and the twenty-third day of July, one thousand seven gress barring hundred and eighty-seven, so far as they have barred, or may be conclaims.
strued to bar the claims of the widow or orphans of any officer of the late army, to the seven years half pay of such officer, shall, trom and after
the passing this act, be suspended for and during the term of two years. Disabled offi. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any commissioned officer, cers, &c, how to not having received the commutation of half pay, and any non-compension list, missioned officer, soldier or seaman, disabled in the actual service of
the United States, during the late war, by wounds or other known cause, who did not desert from the said service, shall be entitled to be placed on the pension list of the United States, during life or the continuance of such disability, and shall also be allowed such farther sum for the arrears of pension, from the time of such disability, not exceeding the rate of the annual allowance, in consequence of his disability, as the circuit court of the district, in which they respectively reside, may think just. Provided, That in every such case, the rules and regulations following shall be complied with; that is to say :
-First. Every applicant shall attend the court in person, except where it shall be certified by two magistrates that he is unable to do so, and shall produce to the circuit court, the following proofs, to wit:-A certificate from the commanding officer of the ship, regiment, corps or company, in which he served, setting forth his disability, and that he was thus disabled while in the service of the United States; or the affidavits of two credible witnesses to the same effect. The affidavits of three reputable freeholders of the city, town, or county, in which he resides, ascertaining of their own knowledge, the mode of life, employment, labour, or means of support of such applicant, for the last twelve months.-Secondly. The circuit court, upon receipt of the proofs aforesaid, shall forthwith
proceed to examine into the nature of the wound, or other cause of disability of such applicant, and having ascertained the degree thereof, shall certify the same, and transmit the result of their inquiry, in case, in their
opinion, the applicant should be put on the pension list, to the Secretary Repealed 1793, at War, together with their opinion in writing, what proportion of the ch. 17. monthly pay of such applicant will be equivalent to the degree of disa
bility ascertained in manner aforesaid. Clerk to pub
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the district court, lish this act, in each district, shall publish this act in such manner as the judge of giving notice
the district court shall think effectual to give general information therewhen the district court
of to the people of the district, and shall give like information of the meets, &c.
times and places of holding the circuit courts in such district. And in districts wherein a circuit court is not directed by law to be holden, the judge of the district court shall be, and he hereby is authorized to exer
cise all the powers given by this act to the respective circuit courts. duty of the And it shall be the duty of the judges of the circuit courts respectively, judges ;
during the term of two years from the passing of this act, to remain at
the places where the said courts shall be holden, five days at the least Repealed 1793, from the time of opening the sessions thereof, that persons disabled as ch. 17.
aforesaid, may have full opportunity to make their application for the
relief proposed by this act. of the Secretary Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary at War, upon at War.
receipt of the proofs, certificate and opinion aforesaid, shall cause the same to be duly filed in his office, and place the name of such applicant on the pension list of the United States, in conformity thereto: Provided always, That in any case, where the said Secretary shall have
cause to suspect imposition or mistake, he shall have power to withhold Repealed 1793, the name of such applicant from the pension list, and make report of ch. 17. the same to Congress, at their next session.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That all non-commissioned officers, soldiers and seamen, disabled in the actual service of the United
sons barred by
limitations, to States, during the late war, whose disability and rate of allowance have be placed on been ascertained, pursuant to the regulations prescribed by the late Pension list. Congress, and have not applied to be placed on the pension list, until after the time, limited by the act of Congress for that purpose, was 1793, ch. 17, expired, shall now be placed on the pension list, and be entitled to sec. 3. demand and receive their respective pensions, according to the allowances ascertained as aforesaid, any thing in this act, or any act of the late Congress, to the contrary, notwithstanding.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing Transfer, &c. of this act, no sale, transfer or mortgage of the whole or any part of of pension, be
fore due, not the pension or arrearages of pension, payable to any non-commissioned
valid, and how officer, soldier or seaman, before the same shall become due, shall be paid to attor. valid. And every person, claiming such pension or arrears of pension, ney, &c.
Altered 1806, or any part thereof, under power of attorney or substitution, shall, before
ch. 25, sec. 8. the same is paid, make oath or affirmation before some justice of the peace of the place where the same is payable, that such power or substitution is not given by reason of any transfer of such pension, or arrears of pension, and any person, who shall swear or affirm falsely in the premises, and be thereof convicted shall suffer, as for wilful and corrupt perjury.
APPROVED, March 23, 1792.
Chap. XII. An Act providing for the settlement of the Claims of Persons under March 27, 1792.
particular circumstances barred by the limitations heretofore established. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Limitations of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the operation claims by cer.
tain resolutions, of the resolutions of the late Congress of the United States, passed on the
suspended for second day of November, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, two years ; and the twenty-third day of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, so far as they have barred, or may be construed to bar the claims of any officer, soldier, artificer, sailor or marine of the late army or navy of the United States, for personal services rendered to the United States, in the military or naval department, shall from and after the passing of this act, be suspended, for and during the term of two years. And that every such officer, soldier, artificer, sailor and marine having claims for services rendered to the United States, in the military or naval departments, who shall exhibit the same, for liquidation, at the treasury of the United States, at any time during the said term of two years, shall be entitled to an adjustment, and allowance thereof on the same principles, as if the same had been exhibited, within the term not to extend to prescribed by the aforesaid resolutions of Congress: Provided, That claims for nothing herein shall be construed to extend to claims for rations or
tions, &c. subsistence money.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no balances hereafter to be Balances to certified, as due from the United States, shall be registered in any other be registered in name, than that of the original claimant, or of his heirs, executors or
name of original
claimant, &c. administrators; and such balances shall be transferable only at the treasury, by virtue of powers actually executed after such registry, expressing the sum to be transferred, and in pursuance of such general rules, as have been, or shall be prescribed for that purpose.
APPROVED, March 27, 1792.
STATUTE I. March 28, 1792. Chap. XIV.-An Act supplemental to the act for making farther and more effect
ual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States. (Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 1795, ch. 44, United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be law
President of ful for the President of the United States, by and with the advice and the 9. $. may consent of the Senate, to appoint such number of brigadier generals as more than four may be conducive to the good of the public service. Provided the B, Generals. whole number appointed or to be appointed, shall not exceed four.
APPROVED, March 28, 1792.
April 2, 1792. Chap. XV.-An Act for finishing the Lighthouse on Baldheud at the mouth of
Cape Fear river in the State of North Carolina. [Obsolete.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
Secretary of United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary Treasury to fin. of the Treasury, under the direction of the President of the United house on Bald. States, be authorized, as soon as may be, to cause to be finished in such head in North manner as shall appear advisable, the lighthouse heretofore begun under Carolina.
the authority of the state of North Carolina, on Baldhead at the mouth of Cape Fear river in the said state: And that a sum, not exceeding four thousand dollars, be appropriated for the same, out of any monies heretofore appropriated, which may remain unexpended, after satisfying the purposes for which they were appropriated, or out of any other monies, which may be in the treasury, not subject to any prior appropriation.
APPROVED, April 2, 1792.
April 2, 1792. Chap. XVI.-An Act establishing a Mint, and regulating the Coins of the United
Slales.(a) Mint estab. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives lished at the
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, and it is hereby beat of govern- enacted and declared, That a mint for the purpose of a national coinage
be, and the same is established; to be situate and carried on at the seat of the government of the United States, for the time being: And that for the well conducting of the business of the said mint, there shall be the following officers and persons, namely,—a Director, an Assayer, a
Chief Coiner, an Engraver, a Treasurer. Director to
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Director of the mint comploy... work. shall employ as many clerks, workmen and servants, as he shall from
time to time find necessary, subject to the approbation of the President of the United States.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the respective functions and (a) The acts establishing and regulating the mint of the United States, and for regulating coins, have been: An act establishing a mint and regulating the coins of the United States passed April 2, 1792, chap. 16; an act regulating foreign coins, and for other purposes, February 9, 1793, chap. 5; an act in alteration of the act establishing a mini and regulating the coins of the United States, March 3, 1794, chap. 4; an act supplementary to the act entitled, “An act to establish a mint and regulating the coins of the United States," passed March 3, 1795, chap. 47; an act respecting the mint, May 27, 1796, chap. 33; an act respecting the mint, April 24, 1800, chap. 34; an act concerning the mint, March 3, 1601, chap. 21; an act to prolong the continuance of the mint at Philadelphia, January 14, 1818, chap. 4; an act further to prolong the continuance of the mint at Philadelphia, March 3, 1823, chap. 42; an act to continue the mint at the city of Philadelphia, and for other purposes, May 19, 1828, chap. 67 ; an act concerning the gold coins of the United States, and for other purposes, June 28, 1834, chap. 95; an act to establish branches of the mint of the United States, March 3, 1835, chap. 37; an act supplementary to an act entitled, “An act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States," January 18, 1837, chap. 3; an act to amend an act entitled, “An act to establish branches of the mint of the United States,” February 13, 1837, chap. 14; an act amendatory of an act establishing the branch mint at Dan. lonega, Georgia, and defining the duties of the assayer and coiner, February 27, 1843, chap. 46.