Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 5.djvu/295

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TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 162. 1838. 259 directed by regulation, shall be fixed at six pounds of colfee and twelve pounds of sugar to every one hundred rations, to be issued weekly when it can be done with convenience to the public service, and, when not so issued, to be paid for in money. Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the oiii- Employment cers composing the council of administration at any post, from time to vfperwnstc Mt time, to employ such person as they may think proper to officiate as "§§’3l‘8’P£‘“f·94_ chaplain who shall also perform the duties of schoolmaster at such post; ’ ` and the person so employed shall, on the certincate of the commanding officer of the post, be paid such sum for his services, not exceeding PW. &¤· lbrty dollars per month, as may be determined by the said council of administration, with the approval of the Secretary of War; and, in addition to his pay, the said chaplain hall be allowed four rations per diem, with quarters and fuel. Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That an additional professor be An addgrgonal appointed to instruct in the studies of chemistry, mineralogy, and geology prpfesscrofchcwith the pay and emoluments now allowed to the professor of rnathema- “"““Y· &‘°· tics; and that the Secretary of War may assign to the said professor an assistant, to be taken from the officers of the line or cadets: which as- Aggigtgnt to sistant professor will receive the pay and emoluments allowed to other Wd P¤>f¢¤¤¤¤‘· assistant professors. Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That whenever suitable non- pn mggtgfg commissioned officers or privates cannot be procured from the line of ¤l¢rK¤· the army to serve as paymasters’ clerks, paymasters be and hereby are authorized and empowered by and with the approbation of the Secretary of War to employ citizens to perform that duty, at salaries not to exceed five hundred dollars per annum, each. Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That all letters and packages on Lmm md public business, to and from the commanding general, the colonel of puckgneps qu ordnance, the surgeon general, and the head of the topographical corps, l’,;"gl;°fm';“‘&°" shall be free from posta e. postage_ Sec. 22. And be it jgrrther enacted, That the President shall be and Regiment of he is hereby authorized, whenever he may deem the same expedient, to riilemen. cause not exceeding two of the regiments of infantry to be armed and .R:€im°¤* °f equipped and to serve as regiments of rifiemen, an one other of the hg "°f°'°"" regiments of infantry to be armed and equipped and to serve as a regiment of light infantry. Sec. 23. And be it furtlwr enacted, That all acts and parts of acts Aotslnconeist. inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall be and the same are ¢¤¢wi¤h¢hi¤ ¤¤¤ hereby repealed. '°P°°l°d’ Sec. 24. And be it further enacted, That hereafter the officers of the Pay ofotiicsrs pay and medical departments of the army shall receive the pay and ¤f thx? ¤¤d emoluments of officers of cavalry of the same grades respectively, ac- °l’"°’ cording to which they are now paid by existing laws. Sec. 25. And be it further enacted, That when volunteers or militia The President are called into the service of the United States, so that the paymasters ¤¤¤h91‘i¤¢d [0 . authorized by law shall not be deemed sufficient to enable them to pay figg‘;i“;::g‘;h the troops with proper punctuality, it shall be lawful for the President to ters. appoint as many additional paymasters as he shall deem necessary, who · shall perform the same duty, give the same bond, be subject to the same &Tb¢¤ d¤¢i¤¤. liability, and receive the same pay and emoluments, as are now provided °‘ for paymasters of the army: Provided, however, That the number so Proviso. appointed shall not exceed one for every two regiments of militia or volunteers: And provided also, That the persons so appointed shall Proviso. continue in service only so long as their services are required to pay militia and volunteers. Sec. 26. And be it further enacted, That the compensation hereafter compensation to be allowed to such ordnance storekeepers as shall be designated as ¤f ¤rd¤¤¤¤¤