United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 93
The President of the United States to cause to be sold any ordnance, &c., damaged to such a degree, as renders them useless to the public service.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, authorized to cause to be sold any ordnance, arms, ammunition or other military stores, or subsistence, or medical supplies, which, upon proper inspection or survey, shall appear to be damaged, or otherwise unsuitable for the public service, whenever, in his opinion, the sale of such unserviceable stores will be advantageous to the public service.
The inspection or survey to be made by an inspector general.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the inspection or survey of the unserviceable stores shall be made by an inspector general, or such other officer or officers as the Secretary of War may appoint for that purpose; and the sales shall be made under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War.
Approved, March 3, 1825.