Expenses of Quarter-master’s department.For various expenses in the quartermaster’s department, viz: fuel, forage, straw, stationery, blanks, and printing; repairing and enlarging barracks, quarters, storehouses, and hospitals, at the various posts; erecting temporary cantonments at such posts as shall be occupied during the year, including huts for the dragoons, and gun-houses at the Atlantic posts, and those on the Gulf of Mexico, with the necessary tools and materials; providing materials for the authorized furniture of the rooms of non-commissioned officers and soldiers; rent of quarters, barracks and storehouses, and of grounds for summer cantonments and encampments, including a farm at Fort Monroe for military practice; postage on public letters and packets; expenses of courts martial and courts of inquiry, including the compensation of judge advocates, members, and witnesses; extra pay to soldiers under an act of Congress of the second of March, eighteen hundred and nineteen;1819, ch. 45. expenses of expresses from the frontier posts; of escorts to paymasters; hire of laborers; compensation to extra clerks in the offices of the quartermaster and assistants, at posts where their duties cannot be performed without such aid, and to temporary agents in charge of dismantled works and in the performance of other duties; coffins and other articles necessary at the internment of non-commissioned officers and soldiers; and purchase of horses, and various other expenditures necessary to keep the regiment of dragoons complete, three hundred and thirty-two thousand dollars.
Transportation of officers’ baggage.For the allowance made to the officers for the transportation of their baggage when travelling on duty without troops, fifty thousand dollars.
For transportation of clothing, &c.For transportation of clothing from the depot at Philadelphia, to the stations of the troops; of subsistence from the places of purchase and points of delivery, under contracts, to the posts where they are required to be used; of ordnance from the foundries and arsenals to the frontier posts and the fortifications and lead from the western mines to the several arsenals; and of the army, including officers when removing with troops, either by land or water; freight or ferriages; purchase or hire of horses, oxen, mules, carts, wagons, and boats for transportation of troops and supplies, and for garrison purposes; drayage and cartage at the several posts; hire of teamsters; transportation of funds for the pay department; the expense of sailing a public transport between the several posts on the Gulf of Mexico, and procuring water at such posts as from their situation require it, the sum of one hundred and forty-eight thousand dollars.
Contingencies.For contingencies of the army, three thousand dollars.
Recruiting, &c.For two months’ extra pay to re-enlisted soldiers, and for the contingent expenses of the recruiting service, in addition to the sum of twenty thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars and sixty-three cents, being an unexpended appropriation for bounties and premiums, ten thousand five hundred and sixty-four dollars and forty-four cents.
Arrearages.For arrearages prior to the first of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, payable through the office of the Third Auditor, in addition to an unexpended balance of two thousand one hundred and sixty-six dollars and thirty-one cents, three thousand dollars.
For removal of troops and building a fort.For enabling the Secretary of War, under the direction of the President of the United States, to remove the troops from Fort Gibson to some eligible point on or near the western frontier line of Arkansas, and to cause a fort to be built upon the point so selected, for the accommodation of the troops of the United States,Post, p. 310. and for the better defence of the Arkansas frontier, the sum of fifty thousand dollars.Hospitals, &c.For hospitals at the various military posts at which they may be required by the proper officers of the medical department, where there are not proper accommodations for the sick, and which may be author-