Post roads established.From Charlotte, by Beattysford, Lincolnton and Morgan, to Wilkesboro’ and to pass by Mountmorin once in every two routes. From Staatsville to Salisbury. The mail from Fayetteville to Salisbury, shall go by Rockingham, Wardesboro’, Allentown and Henderson, to Salisbury, and return by M’Cauley’s store, to Fayetteville.
South Carolina.—From Charleston, by Giveham’s ferry, on Edisto river; and from thence to Barnwell Courthouse, and by the White Ponds, to Edgefield Courthouse. From Wellington to Beckley’s store, being an alteration of the present route past Vienna. From Coosawhatchie, by Lower Three Runs, to Augusta in Georgia. From Darlington Courthouse to Sumpter Courthouse, by Carter’s crossing.
Survey of the main post route from Maine to Georgia to be made.
Limitation of expense.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster-General cause a survey to be made of the main post road from Robinstown, in the district of Maine, to St. Mary’s, in Georgia, causing the courses, distances, and all remarkable objects, to be noted, the latitude to be taken every noon and evening, and the variation of the compass every evening, when the weather is fair: and that there be not less than one surveyor, two chain carriers, and two men with object staves, employed in making the same survey, who shall be sworn to execute the work: Provided, that the same can be done at an expense not exceeding two dollars per mile; and the Postmaster-General is hereby authorized to procure proper instruments for the purpose: Provided, that the expense do not exceed three hundred dollars, and the expense both of the surveys and instruments be paid out of the monies, which may be in his hands for postage.
Approved, May 11, 1812.
Of what officers the department to be formed.
Repealed by act of February 8, 1815, ch.
Commissary general may employ workmen.
Act of August 2, 1813, ch. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and hereby is established an ordnance department, to consist of a commissary general of ordnance, an assistant commissary general, four deputy commissaries, and as many assistant deputy commissaries as the President of the United States may think necessary, not exceeding eight.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the commissary general be authorized, from time to time, to employ as many wheelwrights, carriage-makers, blacksmiths and labourers, as the public serve may in his judgment require.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted,
- Acts for the regulation of the Ordnance Department:—An act for the better regulation of the ordnance, May 14, 1812, chap. 83.Act of August 2, 1813, chap. An act for the better organizing, paying, and supplying the army of the United States, March 30, 1814, chap. 37, sec. 16.An act for the better regulation of the ordnance department, February 8, 1815, chap. 38.An act for organizing the general staff, and making further provision for the army of the United States, April 24, 1816, chap. 69, sec. 11.An act to reduce and fix the military peace establishment of the United States, March 2, 1821, chap. An act providing for the organization of the ordnance department, April 5, 1832, chap. 67.An act to increase the present military establishment of the United States, and for other purposes, July 5, 1838, chap. , sec. 13, 14.An act respecting the organization of the army, and for other purposes, August 23, 1842, ch. 186, sec. 5.