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816 TWELFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 47, 48. 1813. Swarm: II. March 3, 1813. CHAP. XLVII.·—-An ./Het to encourage the destruction of the armed vessels of war 70bs0lete.] (fum enemy- During the war Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United grptnpsrsvg my States of America Congress assembled, That, during the present war dem;) sgyyegf with Great Bl'li.3ll'l,lt shall be lawful for any person or persons to burn, eel qty wm-, ex. sink, or destroy, any British armed vessel of war, except vessels coming §¤P* *¢¤¤¤l¤ ¤¤· as cartels or flags of truce; and for that purpose to use torpedoes, sub- °é:;;°§:, ,,_,°n marine instruments, or any other destructive machine whatever: and a therefor. bounty of one half the value of the armed vessel so burnt, sunk, or destroyed, and also one half the value of her guns, cargo, tackle, and apparel, shall be paid out of the treasury of the United States to such person or persons who shall effect the same, otherwise than by the armed or commissioned vessels of the United States. Aprnovnn, March 3, 1813. Szmrvrs II. —i· M'"°h $#1813- Ch.u·. XLVIII.—An Act the better to provide jbr the supplies 'of the Army of the UU United States, and for- the accountability ry" persons entrusted with the same. °,.£l3"L,?°;°l':H Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 2, ,794, ,,,,},4, States of America an Congress assemble , That the thrrd section of the repealed. act, entitled “An act to provide for the erecting and repairing of arsenals and magazines, and for other purposes," passed on the second day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, be, and the same is hereby repealed, from and alter the thirty-first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen. Superintend- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a superintengm ¢°"9';*;d :° dent general of military suppiies, who shall reside at the seat of govern- ,.:,?,l’:°; ,,,2 merit, and receive an annual salary of three thousand dollars; and rent or govern- whose duty it shall be, under the direction of the Secretary for theWar “‘°“*· department, to keep proper accounts of all the military stores and sup- S,,,,,,.,, ,,,,.,,8 plies of every description, purchased or distributed for the. use of the thousand dol- army of the United States, and of the volunteers and militia in their "";i,_ duties service; to prescribe the forms of ull the returns and accounts of such ' stores and supplies purchased, on hand, distributed, used, or sold, to be ,-r°Ef°':;°;lc by rendered by the commissary of ordnance and officers in his department, scr Jrgig, ,,;,_ by the commissary general of purchases and his deputies, by the several 9- officers in the quartermaster general’s department, by the regimental quartermasters, by the hospital surgeons and other officers belonging to the hospital and medical department, and by all other officers, agents, or persons who shall have received, distributed, or been entrusted with such stores and supplies as aforesaid; to call to account all such persons ; to audit and settle all such accounts, and, in case of delinquency, to transmit the account, and to state the value of the articles unaccounted for by such delinquency, to the accounting officers of the treasury for final settlement and recovery of such value; to transmit all such orders; and generally to perform all such other duties respecting the general superintendence of the purchase, transportation, safe keeping, and accountability of military supplies and stores as aforesaid, as may be prescribed by the Secretary for the War department. Commissary Sec..3. And be it further enacted, That the commissary general of s¤¤¤¤l ¤*` PM- purchases and his deputies, the several officers in the quartermastefs 2z2pc?:;;:; department, the regimental quartermasters, the commissary of ordnance, to him, sresre. his assistant and deputies, theprincipal hospital surgeons and officers belonging to the hospital and medical departments, and all other officers, agents, or persons who shall have received, or may be entrusted with any stores or supplies of any description whatever for the use of the army of the United States, and of the volunteers or militia in their service,