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The several Laws relative to the Army; the MILITIA

when in actual service; VOLUNTEERS ; RANGERS;
ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT, and the QUARTER Mas-
TER's and COMMISSARY GENERAL'$Departments.

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Index to the Laws, &c.AZ

1812 2

PAGE,

AN ACT for establishing rules and articles for

the government of the armies of the U.States, 13
An Act fixing the military peace establishment, 50
Acts in addition thereto,

60
An Act to raise for a limited time an additional
military force,

61
Acts supplementary,

79,86
An act for completing the existing military es-
tablishment,

65
An Act authorizing the President of the United

States to raise certain companies of rangers for

the protection of the frontier of the U. States, 66
Supplementary act,

103
An Act to establish a quarter master's depart-
ment, and for other purposes,

80
An Act to amend the same,

96
An Act for the organization of a corps of artíficers, 87
An Act authorizing the President to accept and

organize certain volunteer military corps, 75
Supplementary act,

104
An Act making further provision for the corps of
engineers,

88
An Act for the better regulation of the ordnance, 91
An Act for the more perfect organization of the
army of the United States,

97
An Act respecting military bounty lands,

98
Acts making further provision for the army, 94,101
An Act respecting the pay of the army,

103
An Act to regulate the pay of the militia,

105
An Act to provide for calling forth the militia, 108
An Act to authorize a detachment from the militia, 111
General regulations respecting the army, 37-47
Regulation of the duties

of the general staff, 47
Respecting waiters,

114
Respeciing:(Rę approval of sentences of
general courts martial,...

117
Recruiting instructions,

115
Enlistment, oath and receipt,

117,18
Form of enlistment for volunteers,

118

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NOTE.- In the following Index, where the figures are
separated by a comma, both references point to the page ;
but in all other cases, the first figure points to the article
or section.

Art. Page

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pay, &c.

A
BSENT without leave,

21 18
From parade,

44 23
Accused persons,

86 32
Rights of,

90 33
Adjutants, their allowance for forage,

103
Adjutant General, rank, pay and emoluments, 4 69
His assistants, their rank, pay, &c.

ib.
Deputy Adj. Generals, and their assistants,

2 101
His postage to be free,

3 102
Age and qualifications of recruits,

11 54
Aids de Camp...maj. generals two, brigadiers one, 69
Their extra pay,

51,62
Rations and forage,

70,103
Alarms, false,

49 24
Allowance and extra pay for labor,

42
Only to be made for actual service,
To officers and soldiers on discharge, 58,66,75
Additional to deranged officers,

58
Ammunition, punishment for selling, &c.

37 22
Appointments by whom made,

65,101,104
Armorers ; 2 masters and 16 men ; pay, &c.

87
Arms, penalty for selling, &c.

38
Captains accountable for,

40 23
Army, uniform of, President to prescribe, 100 36
Act making further provision for,

94,101
For the more perfect organization of, 97
Respecting the pay of,

103
See Military Peace Establishment.
Arrears of pay not to exceed two months,

54,72
Arrest of officers,

77 30
Of soldiers for debt,

58,74
Arsenals and magazines, keepers to make returns, 8 9.3
Articles of war, act establishing,

13
When to be read and published,

101 36
Troops to be verned by,

10 53
Militia to be governed by, when in service, 97 35
Artillery, officers and soldiers subject to c. martial, 98 36
,

17 85

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Artillery,two teachers of music to be added to ea.reg. 1 60
Light, may. bę mounted,

1 79
Officers of allowed forage,

1 ib.
To furnish their own horses,

1 ib.
A saddler and farrier to ea. company,

2 ib.
Their clothing,

1 ib.
Twelve drivers to ea. company,

6 95
Artificers, a corps of to be organized,

87
How composed, pay, &c.

ib.
Attached to qr. m. general's department, ib.
Duty of superintendent of,

ib.
Axes and spades, four to each company,

41

BAGGAGE, allowance for transportation of,

pay, &c.

87

B

42
Barrack Masters, by whom appointed,

2 96
Blacksmiths-2 masters and 20 men;. their

Others to be employed, their pay and rations, 92
Boat Builders—2 masters and 16 men; their pay, &c. 87
Bounty to recruits,

54,71
On re-enlisting,

2 65
In money and land,

65,71
Land, act for surveying, &c.

98
Brevet, officers to take rank according to, 61 26
Rank, President may grant,

.4 102
Brigade Majors, their allowance,

95,103
Inspectors and qr. masters, allowance for
forage,

103

C
CADETS–See Engineers

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Captains, accountable for arms, &c.

40 23
Captured stores,

58 26
Carpenters-2 masters, 20 house and 5 ship car-

penters, to be appointed ; their pay, &c. 87
Carriage Makers to be employed; pay and rations, 92
Cavalry, of what number each troop to consist, 98

See Dragoons.
Certificates, false,

14 17
Challenging, to fight a duel, how punished, 25 19
Chaplain, penalty for absenting himself,

4 14
To be appointed, his pay, &c.

7 65
One to each brigade, pay, &c.

24 75
Children of officers--See Officers.
Clothing, regulations respecting returns of,
Troops to be furnished with,

53,63,79

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Clothing, soldiers may be supplied at contract prices, 53
Penalty for purchasing of soldiers,

1957
Of light dragoons and light artillery, 79,80
By whom to be provided,

5 82
Commissary General, and his deputies,

4 82
To give bond, salary, duty, &c.

83,96
His further allowance,

3 ib.
Compensation for clerks,

11 84
Allowed the privilege of franking letters, 10 83

See Ordnance-Musters.
Command and rank,

62 26
Compensation for enlisting each recruit,

11 54
To n. c. officers and soldiers when discharged, 64,66
To officers and men disabled, &c. 55, 64, 67, 72,77
To officers for extra expenses,

20 174
See Pay.
Conductors of artillery-See Artillery.
Confinement, term of, limited,

79 31
Contempt of the President of the United States, 5 14
Commanding officer,

6 ib.
Corporal punishment by whipping, abolished, 7 95
Court martial,

66-68 23
For trial of the militia, when in service to

be composed entirely of militia officers, 35,109
Courts martial general,

27,28
Form of voting in,

72 30
Challenge,

71 29
Officers to be tried by,

75 30
Who may appoint judge advocate,

21 57
Testimony before, how given,

73 39
Provision for officers attending,

22 58
In trials before, depositions allowed, 74 30
Power of officers authorizing,

89 32
Sentence of, by whom approved, 27,54,117
Courts of Inquiry,

91 33
Proceedings, how authenticated,

92 34
Cowardice, &c. how punished,

52 25
And fraud to be published,

85 31
Crimes, capital,

33 21
Not capital,

99 36

DEATH, sentence of, by court martial,

D

87 32
Spies to suffer,

2 36
Debts under 20 dolls, soldiers not liable to arrest for, 58,74
Depositions taken by justices, allowed before c. m. 74 30

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