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TWENTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 5. 1837. M3 thereof; or for the loss of necessary equipage, in consequence of the loss of his horse as aforesaid, shall be allowed and paid the value thereof : Prozlidcd, That if any payment has been, or shall be, made to Pygvigg, any one aforesaid, for the use and risk, or for forage, after the death, loss, or abandonment of his horse, said payment shall be deducted from the value thereof unless he satisfied or shall satisfy the paymaster at the time he made or shall make the payment, or thereafter show, by proof, that he was remounted, in which case the deduction shall only extend to the time he was on foot: And provided, also, If any payment shall Further prohave been, or shall hereafter bc, made to any person above mentioned, VW0- on account of clothing, to which he was not entitled by law, such payment shall be deducted from the value of his horse or accoutre- _ ments. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That any person who, in the said V¤l¤nt¤er¤ or military service as a volunteer, or draughted militiaman, furnished or g;‘;‘§S‘fdb’“$‘ shall furnish himself with arms and military accoutrements, and sus- lowgd fozosms; tained or shall sustain damage by the capture or destruction of the &¤-Jost. same, without any fault or negligence on his part, or who lost or shall lose the same by reason of his being wounded in the service, shall be allowed and paid the value thereof Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That any person who Sustained 0I' Payment for shall sustain damage by the loss, capture, or destruction by an enemy, h<>f¤¤¤» m¤l¤$» of any horse, mule, or wagon, cart, boat, sleigh, or harness, while such wap"' &'°' property was in the military service of the United States, either by impressment or contract, except in cases where the risk to which the property would be exposed was agreed to be incurred by the owner, if it shall appear that such loss, capture, or destruction was without any fault or negligence on the part of the owner; and any person who, without any such fault or negligence, sustained or shall sustain damage by the death or abandonment and loss of any such horse, mule, or ox, while in the service aforesaid, in consequence of the failure on the part of the United States to furnish the same with sudicient forage, shall be allowed and paid the value thereof Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the claims provided for Claims to be under this act shall be adjusted by the Third Auditor, under such rules ?,‘?,lP§'*';, l:,Y as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of War, under the direction or m,,;;, mj:,::;' with the assent of the President of the United States; as well in regard scribed by Seto the receipt of applications of claimants, as the species and degree §;‘;*°*'Y °f W": of evidence, the manner in which such evidence shall be taken and ' authenticated, which rules shall be such as, in the opinion of the President, shall be best calculated to obtain the object of this act, paying a due regard, as well to the claims of individual justice as to the interests of the United States, which rules and regulations shall be published for R,,;,,,, &,,_, to four weeks in such newspapers in which the laws of the United States be published. are published, as the Secretary of War shall direct. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That in all adjudications of said Entry of all Auditor upon the claims above mentioned, whether such judgment be Eglxqglsgflgfsixéf in favor of, or adverse to, the claim shall be entered in a book provided am, to f,,., ,,,,,,1 by him for that purpose, and under his direction; and when such judg- on producing ment shall be in favor of such claim, the claimant, or his legal repre- °°P'°' sentative, shall be entitled to the amount thereof upon the production ` of a copy thereof certified by said Auditor at the Treasury of the United States. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That in all instances where any Payment go,. minor has been, or shall be, engaged in the military service of the Uni- losses by mited States, and was or shall be provided with a horse or equipments, or f,f';;’€l;,fSm,;_d° with military accoutrements, by his parent or guardian, and has died or guoroiooo shall die without paying for said property, and the same has been or shall be lost, captured, destroyed, or abandoned in the manner before