United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 27

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March 10, 1824.
Chap. XXVII.—An Act making appropriations for the military service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four.

Specific appropriations for the military service, for 1824.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, respectively, appropriated for the military service of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, to wit:

For pay of the army, and subsistence of officers, nine hundred and ninety-four thousand four hundred and seven dollars and five cents, including the sum of one hundred and twenty-eight thousand one hundred and nineteen dollars, for the pay and subsistence of the officers and cadets belonging to the military academy at West Point.

For subsistence, in addition to an unexpended balance of twenty-one thousand six hundred dollars, two hundred and sixty-nine thousand three hundred and forty-seven dollars.

For forage for officers, thirty-six thousand one hundred and twenty-three dollars.

For the recruiting service, in addition to an unexpended balance of sixteen thousand dollars, thirteen thousand four hundred dollars.

For contingent expenses for the recruiting service, sixteen thousand eight hundred dollars.

For the purchasing department, in addition to the amount of clothing on hand, one hundred and forty-one thousand six hundred and twenty-seven dollars and fifty-nine cents.

For the purchase of woollens, during the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, in advance for the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, twenty thousand dollars.

For the medical and hospital department, in addition to supplies on hand, and an unexpended balance, both amounting to twenty-two thousand seven hundred dollars, ten thousand dollars.

For the quartermaster general’s department, in addition to an unexpended balance of thirty-five thousand dollars, two hundred and forty-nine thousand dollars.

Proviso.For the purchase of Gridley’s farm, ten thousand dollars: Provided, said farm shall not be purchased unless the same shall be procured for said ten thousand dollars.

For the contingent expenses of the army, fifteen thousand dollars.

For the national armories, three hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

For the current expenses of the ordnance service, forty-two thousand dollars.

For pensions to the revolutionary pensioners of the United States, one million two hundred and ninety-one thousand seven hundred and sixteen dollars and thirty-nine cents.

For the pensions to the invalids, to the commutation pensioners, and to the widows and orphans, three hundred and thirteen thousand one hundred and seventy-four dollars and forty-two cents.

For arrearages in the War Department, prior to the first of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, twenty-six thousand dollars.

To be paid out of the treasury.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several sums hereby appropriated, shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, however, That no money appropriated by this act, shall be paid to any person, for his compensation, who is in arrears to the United States, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into the treasury, all sums for which he may be liable: Provided, further, That nothing in this section contained, shall extend to balances arising solely from the depreciation of treasury notes, received by such person, to be expended in the public service; but, in all cases where the pay or salary of any person is withheld, in pursuance of this act, it shall be the duty of the accounting officer, if demanded by the party, his agent or attorney, to report forthwith to the agent of the Treasury Department the balance due; and it shall be the duty of the said agent, within sixty days thereafter, to order suit to be commenced against such delinquent, and his securities.

Approved, March 10, 1824.