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TWENTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 162. 1838. 257 Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That so much of the act passed Act of A ril the twenty-ninth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, 29- 18% Jl- 72- entitled “An act making further provision for the corps of engineers," as provides that one paymaster shall be taken from the subalterns of the corps of engineers, be, and the same is hereby repealed; and that the Paymssterto paymaster so authorized and provided be attached to the pay depart- be ¤“°°ll°d*° ment, and be in every respect, placed on the footing of other paymas- my d°P °" &°‘ ters of the army. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the corps of topographical Corps ,,,·,0p,,_ engineers shall be organized and increased by regular promotions in the graphical engisnrne, so that the said corps shall consist of one colonel, one lieutenant ¤€°’S· colonel, four majors, ten captains, ten first lieutenants, and ten second lieutenants. Sec. 5. And be it jnrther enacted, That vacancies created by said Vacancies in, organization, over and above those which canbe filled by the present h°‘”‘° be mmcorps, shall be taken from the army, and from such as it may be _ deemed advisable of the civil engineers employed under the act of 3,·?·‘;g;£Al"‘;6 the thirtieth of April, eighteen hundred and twenty-four ; that the pay pay ,mQ·1c;{m,_` and emoluments to the officers of said corps shall be the same as are luments. allowed to officers of similar rank in the re iments of dragoon . Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That die authority to employ civil Authority givengineers, in the act of the thirtieth of April, eighteen hundred and wif, acl0f30th twenty-four, be and the same is hereby repealed after the passage of this 2,*:*:}; £?ljg;l‘· BCL civil en ineers, Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United ¤'¤l3<=‘¤l¢§· _ States shall be and he is hereby, authorized to appoint so many assistant n3,2zr£‘£‘$“* adjutants general, not exceeding two, with the brevet rank, pay, and appointsomany emoluments of a major, and not exceeding four, with the brevet rank, ¤¤SiS¢¤¤t¤dj¤— pay and emoluments of a captain of cavalry, as he may deem necessary; and that they shall be taken from the line of the army, and in addition necessary, dec. to their own, shall perform the duties of assistant inspectors general when the circumstances of the service may require. Sec. S. And be it further enacted, That the officers to be taken from pay ,,,,1 emo, the line and transferred to the staff, under the last preceding section, lumcms cfodishall receive only the pay and emoluments attached to their rank in the f;;‘,f:;‘;;{’°'“ stair'; but their transfer shall be without prejudice to their rank and pro- ,,,,,,,;,,,,,,,1 to motion in the line, according to their said rank and seniority; which tlgghgigflgnk promotion shall take place according to usa e, in the same manner as . if they had not been thus transferred. g and pmmomm Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United The pmsggem States be and he is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and con- Sulhvrizcdw sent of the Senate, to add to the quartermaster’s department not ex- fg2J3S;:;,??:' ceeding two assistant quartermasters gpneral with the rank of colonel, Pm2mm_ two deputy quartermasters general, wit the rank of lieutenant colonel, and eight assistant quartermasters with the rank of captain; that the assistant quartermasters now in service shall have the same rank as is Ru,,], . provided by this act for those hereby authorized; and that the pay and P¤y und Gmcemoluments of the officers of the quartermastefs department, shall be 1“m°“'“‘ the same as are allowed to officers of similar rank in the regiments of dragoons: Provided, That all appointments in the quartermastefs de- Pf¤Vi¤<>· partment shall be made from the army, and when officers taken for such 1,,38 ch ,9,, appointments hold rank in the line, they shall thereupon relinquish said` ' rank, and be separated from the line of the army; and that promotion in said department shall take place as in regiments and corps. Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That the quartermaster general Qr. Mr. Gon. be and he is hereby authorized from time to time, to employ as many ¤¤*l*{’¤¤$<l W forage-masters and wagon-masters as he may deem necessary for the Q:';,;; service, not exceeding twenty in the whole, who shall be entitled to re- gon-masters. ceive each forty dollars per month, and three rations per day, and forage Volt. V.--33 w 2