534 F ORTY-—SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 228. 1873, of officers’ horses, including bedding for the animals, straw for soldiers' bedding, stationery, including blank books for the quartermastefs department, certificates of discharged soldiers, blank forms for the pay and quartermastefs departments, and for the printing of division and department orders and reports, each item being for the service of the fiscal year eighteen hundred and seventy-two, three hundred and ten thousand dollars. For stoves for heating and cooking, fuel for officers, enlisted men, guards, hospitals, storehouses, and offices, for Hscal year eighteen hundred and seventy-three ; forage for the horses, mules and oxen of the quartermaster’s department at the several posts and stations, and witl1 the armies in the field, and for the horses of the several regiments of cavalry and batteries of artillery, such companies of infantry and scouts as may be mounted, and for the authorized number of officers’ horses, including bedding for the animals, straw for soldiers’ bedding, stationery, including blank books for the quartermaster’s department, certificates of discharged soldiers, blank forms for the pay and quartermaster’s departments, and for the printing of division and department orders and reports, each item being for the fiscal year eighteen hundred and seventy-three, five hundred and ninety thousand dollars. incidental cx— For incidental expenses, consisting of postage and telegrams or despatches p°°S°°‘ received and sent on public business, extra pay to soldiers employed under the direction of the quartcrmaster’s department in the erection of barracks, quarters, store-houses, and hospitals; in the construction of roads and other constant labor, for periods not less than ten days, including those employed as clerks at division and department head-quarters, and hospital-stewards on clerical duty ; expenses of expresses to and from the frontier-posts and armies in the field ; of escorts to paymasters and other disbursing officers and to trains, where military escorts cannot be furnished, expenses of the interment of officers killed in action, or who die when on duty in the field or at posts on the frontier or other places, when ordered by the Secretary of War, and of non-commissioned officers and soldiers; authorized office-furniture; hire of labor in the quartermasters department including the hire of interpreters, spies, and guides for the army ; compensation of clerks for officers of the quartermasters department; compensation of for~ age and wagon masters ; for the apprehension, securing, and delivering of deserters, and the expenses incident to their pursuit; and for the following expenditures, required for the several regiments of cavalry, the batteries of light artillery, and such companies of infantry and scouts as may be mounted, viz: the purchase of travellingforgcs, blacksmiths and shoeing tools, horse and mule slices and nails, iron and steel for shoeing; hire of veterinary surgeons; medicines for horses and mules; picket-ropes; and for shoeing the horses of the corps named; also, generally, the proper and authorized expenses for the movement and operations of the army not expressly assigned to any other department, for fiscal year eighteen hundred and seventy-two, two hundred thousand dollars. For incidental expenses, as above set forth, for fiscal year eighteen hundred and seventy-three, one hundred thousand dollars. Tygngpormtion Army transportation. 0MM army- For transportation of the army, including the baggage of the troops, when moving either by land or water; of clothing, camp, and garrison V equipage, from the depots at Philadelphia and Jeffersonville to the several posts and army depots, and from these depots to the troops in the field; g of horse-equipments and of subsistence stores from the places of purchase ; and from the places of delivery, under contract, to such places as the cir- g cumstances of the service may require them to be sent; of ordnance, , ordnance stores, and small-arms, from the founderies and armories to the , arsenals, fortifications, frontier posts, and army depots ; freights, wharfage, E tolls, and ferriages; the purchase and hire of horses, mules, oxen, and Q
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