United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 46
Section 1.The brigadier general may choose his brigade major and inspector from the commissioned officers.
Ante, p. 507.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Brigadier General who is now, or may hereafter be in the service of the United States be, and he hereby is authorized to choose his brigade-major and inspector, or either of them, from the commissioned officers in the line of the army; and that so much of the second section of the act, intituled “An act to amend and repeal, in part, the act, intituled An act to ascertain and fix the military establishment of the United States,” as confines the choice of brigade-major and inspector to the captains and subalterns of the line, be, and the same is hereby repealed.
Sec. 2.Allowance to Major Cushing as inspector.And be it further enacted, That the accounting officers of the treasury shall allow to Major Cushing the monthly pay, rations, forage and allowances for the same, as established by law for an inspector, during the time he has acted in said capacity by appointment of General Wilkinson.
Approved, May 22, 1798.