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Aids and secretaries.ber of aids not exceeding four, and secretaries not exceeding two, as he may judge proper, each to have the rank, pay, and emoluments of a lieutenant-colonel.

Sec. 6. President may appoint an inspector general. And be it further enacted, That whenever the President shall deem it expedient, he is hereby empowered, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint an inspector-general, with the rank of a major-general, and the major-generals and inspector-general shall each be entitled to the following pay and emoluments, viz.: Pay and emoluments of major generals and inspector general.one hundred and sixty-six dollars monthly pay, twenty dollars monthly allowance for forage, when the same is not provided by the United States, and fifteen rations per day, or money in lieu thereof, at the current price; They may appoint aids.and shall be and they are hereby authorized to appoint two aids, each of whom shall have the rank, pay, and emoluments of a major. President may appoint an adjutant general;And at the time aforesaid, the President is further empowered, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint an adjutant-general, who shall have the rank pay and emoluments of a brigadier-general. Assistant inspectors to every separate portion of the army;And the President is hereby authorized alone to appoint, from time to time, when he shall judge proper, assistant inspectors to every separate portion of the army, consisting of one or more divisions, who shall be deputy adjutant-generals thereof respectively, and who shall be taken from the line of the army, and allowed, in addition to their pay, eight dollars per month; and inspectors and sub-inspectors to each brigade and corps.and likewise to appoint inspectors and sub-inspectors to each brigade and corps of every description, at his discretion, taking them from the line of the army, and they shall each receive, while acting in said capacity, an additional pay of six dollars per month.

Sec. 7. Also a quartermaster general, physician general and paymaster general. And be it further enacted, That in case the President shall judge the employment of a quartermaster-general, physician-general and paymaster-general or either of them essential to the public interest, he is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint the same accordingly, who shall be entitled to the rank, pay and emoluments which follow, viz.: quartermaster-general, the rank, pay and emoluments of a lieutenant-colonel; physician-general and paymaster-general each the pay and emoluments of a lieutenant-colonel. Provided,Proviso, enabling the President to make appointment of certain officers in the recess, whose commissions shall expire at the end of the session of the Senate thereafter. that in case the President shall judge it expedient to appoint a commander of the army, an inspector-general, adjutant-general, quartermaster-general, physician-general and paymaster-general, or either of them, in the recess of the Senate, he is hereby authorized to make any or all of said appointments and grant commissions thereon, which shall expire at the end of the next session of the Senate thereafter.

Sec. 8. Former laws respecting the military establishment of the U. States extended to the persons matters and things within the meaning of this act. And be it further enacted, That the laws of the United States, respecting the regulations and emoluments of recruiting officers; punishment of persons who shall procure or entice a soldier to desert or shall purchase his arms, uniform clothing, or any part thereof; and the punishment of every commanding officer of any ship or vessel who shall receive on board his ship or vessel as one of his crew, knowing him to have deserted, or otherwise carry away any soldier or refuse to deliver him up to the orders of his commanding officer; and the law respecting the oath or affirmation to be taken by officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates; and respecting the inserting of conditions in the enlistments; and all other laws respecting the military establishment of the United States, excepting in such cases where different and specific regulations are made by this act—shall be in force and apply to all persons, matters and things within the intent and meaning of this act, in the same manner, as they would, were they inserted at large in the same.

Sec. 9. The President may at his discretion discharge the whole or any   And be it further enacted, That the commander of the army, inspector-general, adjutant-general, quartermaster-general, physician-general, and paymaster-general, and the general, field and commissioned officers who may be appointed by virtue of this act, shall respectively continue in