United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 52

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June 12, 1798.
[Obsolete.]
Chap. ⅬⅡ.—An Act making appropriations for the Military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight; and for other purposes.


Section 1. Specific appropriations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, the pay and subsistence of the officers and men; bounties and premiums; the clothing, hospital, ordnance, quartermasters and Indian departments; the defensive protection of the frontiers; the contingent expenses of the war department, and the payment of military pensions; the sum of one million four hundred and eleven thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight dollars (including the sum of two hundred thousand dollars already appropriated on account) be, and hereby is appropriated; that is to say:

For the pay of the army of the United States, the sum of two hundred and sixty-four thousand eight hundred and twenty-four dollars.

For the subsistence of the officers of the army, the sum of forty thousand six hundred and sixty-one dollars.

For the subsistence of the non-commissioned officers and privates, the sum of two hundred and forty-seven thousand one hundred and seventy-eight dollars.

For forage, the sum of fifteen thousand eight hundred and sixteen dollars.

For equipments, for one company of cavalry, two thousand one hundred and forty dollars.

For horses for the cavalry, to replace those which may die, or become unfit for service, the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars.

For clothing, the sum of eighty-three thousand and fifty dollars.

For bounties and premium, the sum of thirty-eight thousand dollars.

For the hospital department, the sum of ten thousand dollars.

For the ordnance department, the sum of forty-three thousand dollars.

For the quartermaster’s department, the sum of two hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars.

For the Indian department, the following sums, that is to say:

For the payment of annuities to the Six Nations, Chickasaws, Cherokees and Creeks, the sum of fourteen thousand dollars.

For the expenses attending the transportation of goods, for the above mentioned annuities, the sum of nine thousand dollars.

For promoting civilization, and pay of temporary agents, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars.

For rations to Indians at the different military posts, and within their respective nations, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

For building a grist and saw mill for the use of the Stockbridge Indians, agreeably to a treaty in one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, three thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses for presents to Indians on their visits to the seat of government, and expenses attending their journies, and during their stay in Philadelphia, the sum of ten thousand dollars.

For the defensive protection of the frontiers of the United States, including the erection and repair of forts and fortifications, the sum of sixty thousand dollars.

For loss of stores, allowances to officers on being ordered to distant commands, and for special purposes; advertising and apprehending deserters, printing, for purchasing of maps, and other contingent expenses, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

For the annual allowance to the invalids of the United States, for their pensions, from the fifth of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, to the fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, the sum of one hundred and two thousand and sixty-seven dollars, and seven cents.

For the construction and repair of certain vessels on the lakes, in the service of government, and the pay and subsistence of the officers and crews of the same, sixteen thousand seven hundred dollars.

For making good a deficiency in the appropriations for the subsistence of the non-commissioned officers and privates of the army of the United States, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, the sum of one hundred and fourteen thousand one hundred and sixty-seven dollars, and ninety-five cents.

Sec. 2. How these appropriations are to be paid. And be it further enacted, That the appropriations herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the surplus of the revenue and income beyond the appropriations heretofore charged thereon, to the end of the present year.

Approved, June 12, 1798.