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United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/15th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 86

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April 20, 1818.
Chap. LXXXVI.—An Act for the relief of volunteer mounted cavalry.

Officers and privates who served in the volunteer cavalry during the late war.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That every officer, non-commissioned officer, or private, who served in any volunteer corps of cavalry during the late war, and furnished his own horse or horses, while in the public service aforesaid, shall be allowed at the rate of forty cents per day for each horse so furnished, which such officer, non-commissioned officer, or private, was entitled by law to keep in such service. And that when any officer, non-commissioned officer, or private, in the cavalry service aforesaid, having lost the horse or horses which may have been taken by him into the said service, and having received from the United States another horse or horses, in lieu or in part payment for the horse or horses so previously lost as aforesaid, such officer, non-commissioned officer, or private, shall be entitled to receive the allowance of forty cents per day for the use and risk of the horse on which he may have been so remounted.

Approved, April 20, 1818.