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2 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. GH. 1. 1877. master’s Department at the several posts and stations and with the armies in the field; for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of artillery, mounted men of the Signal Service, and such companies ofin1'antry and scouts as may be mounted, and for the authorized number of officers’ horses, including bedding for the animals; of straw for soldiers’ bedding; and of stationery, including blank hooks for the Quartermaster’s Department, certificates for discharged soldiers, blank forms for the Pay and Quartermaster’s Departments, and for printing of division and department orders and reports, three million seven hundred thousand dollars. Incidental ex- For incidental expenses, to wit: For postage and telegrams, or dispenses. patches; extra pay to soldiers employed under the direction of the Quarterniastefs Department in the erection of barracks, quarters, storehouses, and hospitals, in the construction of roads, and other constant labor, for periods of not less than ten days, under the acts of March 1819, ch.45, second, eighteen hundred and nineteen, and August fourth, eighteen 3 S“'·*·» *88- hundred and fifty-four, including those employed as clerks at division and department headquarters and Signal Service sergeants; expenses of expresses to and from the frontier posts and armies in the held; of escorts to paymasters and other disbursingofticers, and to trains where military escorts cannot he furnished ; expenses of the interment of officers killed in action, or who die when on duty in the field, or at posts on the frontiers, or when traveling on orders, and of non-commissioned officers and soldiers; authorized office-furniture; hire of laborers in the Quartermastens Department, including the hire of interpreters, spies, and guides for the Army; compensation of clerks to officers of the Quartermaster’s Department; compensation of forage and wagon masters 1838,<=h.1fi2, authorized by the act of July fifth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; 5 S*'**’··257· for the apprehension, securing, and delivering of deserters and the expense incident to their pursuit; and for the following expenditures required for the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of light artillery, and such companies of infantry and scouts as may be mounted, and for the trains, to wit: hire of veterinary surgeons, medicine for horses and mule , picket-ropes, and for shoeing the horses and mules; also, generally, the proper and authorized expenses for the movement and operations of the Army not expressly assigned to any other department, eight hundred thousand dollars. H,,m,,_ For purchase of horses for the cavalry and artillery, and for the Indian scouts, and for such infantry as may be mounted, two hundred Proviao. thousand dollars: Provided, That cavalry regiments may be recruited Newnbcr of Mn to one hundred men in each company, and kept as near as practicable

’Em°“'“"'V ""'”P“' at that number; and a sufficient force of cavalry shall be employed in

' ,;,,,,,,,80_ the defense of the Mexican and Indian` frontier of Texas: Provided, _ _ That nothing herein contained shall authorize the recruiting the num- 2,;;')8g•!{m;;”**'°d '° ber of men on the Army rolls, including Indian scouts and hospital " ‘ stewards, beyond twenty-five thousand. Transportation. For transportation of the Army, including baggage of the troops, when moving either by land or water of clothing and camp and garrison equipage from the depots of Philadelphia and Jeffersonville to the several posts and Army depots, and from those depots to the troops in the held; of horse-equipments and of subsistence·stores from the places of purchase and from the places of delivery, under contract, to such places as the circumstances of the service may require them to be sent; of ordnance, ordnance—stores, and small-arms from the founderies and armories to the arsenals, fortifications, frontier posts, and Army depots; freights, wharfage, tolls, and ierriages; the purchase and hire of horses, mules, oxen and harness, and the purchase and repair of wagons, carts, and drays, and of ships and other sea- goin g vessels and boats required for the transportation of supplies and for garrison purposes; for dray- ag and cartage at the several posts; hire of teamsters; transportation of funds for the pay and other disbursin g departments; the expense of sailing public transports on the various rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, and