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PUBLIC ACTS CF THE FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS . OF THE UNITED S'DATES, Passed at the jirst session, which was begun and held at the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the jijteenth day of October, 1877, and was adjourned without day on Saturday, the jirst day of December, 187,7. Rurnnunonn B. HAYES, President. WILLIAM A. WHEELER, Vice-President and President of the Senate. SAMUEL J. RANDALL was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on the fifteenth day of October, 1877, and continued to act as such until the close of the session. CHAP. 1.-An act making appropriations for the support of the Army for the fiscal Nov. 21_1B77. year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and for other pur- ——;———— poses_ 1878, ch. 191, Post, 119. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, App,,,p,;,,,t;,,,,B_ and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treas- Military service. ury not otherwise appropriated, for the support of the Army, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, as follows: For expenses of the commanding general’s office, two thousand live Commanding hundred dollars. lz<>¤¤r¤1’¤ Office- For expenses of recruiting and transportation of recruits, seventy- Recruiting. tive thousand dollars. For contingent expenses of the Adjutant-General’s Department at the Adjutant-Geneb headquarters of military divisions and departments, three thousand ¤l’¤ Departmentdollars. For expenses of the Sign al Service of the Army, purchase, equipment, signin service. and repair of electric field-telegraphs and signal-equipments, ten thousand five hundred dollars. ° PAY DEPAR*rMENT.—For pay of the commissioned and non-commis- PayDepsrtmeut. sioned ofricers, privates, military storekeepers, medical storekeepers, musicians, and veterinary surgeons, artiticcrs, farriers, saddlers, and wagoners, including the pay proper of three hundred enlisted men employed as Indian scouts, and the pay of contract-surgeons, the pay of fifty-two paymasters’ clerks, of two hundred hospital-stewards, of two hundred hospital matrons, one hundred and fortyeight commissary- sergeants, messengers to paymasters, extra-duty pay to enlisted men, travelpay and commutation of subsistence to discharged soldiers, retained pay to discharged men, pay to soldiers for clothing not drawn, additional pay to enlisted men, mileage of officers of the Army when traveling under orders, cost of telegrams; compensation of citizen witnesses attending upon courtsmartial, military commissions, courts of inquiry; traveling expenses of paymasters’ clerks, eleven million three hundred thousand dollars. SUBSISTENCE DEPARTMENT.—FOP subsistence of regular troops, In- Subsistence Dedian scouts and guides, and Indian prisoners, which shall include coffee P¤m¤°¤*· and cooked rations for troops traveling on cars and other conveyances, two million three hundred and seventy thousand dollars. QUAnrEaMAsrEE’s DEPARTMENT.-For the regular supplies of the Quartermasterhs Quartermastefs Department, consisting of stoves for heating and cook- D¤PMt¤¤¤¤*· _ ing; of fuel for officers, enlisted men, guards, hospitals, storehouses, and R"g“1‘“` ““P¥’h“‘ . offices; of forage in kind for the horses, mules, and oxen of the Quarterxx--1 ‘ (1)