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'1`WENTY-FOURTl{ CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 44. 1836. 1 is hereby authorized to transfer so much of the appropriation for the suppression of Indian hostilities in Florida, to the credit of subsistence, as may have been taken from the latter fund, for the former purpose. Approved, March 19, 1836. —-———— Srarcn I. CHAP. XLIV.—An Act to provide for the payment of volunteers and militia Mar¤h19, 1836. corps, in the service of the United States. i"-`-— Be it enacted by the Senate and House if Representatives of the United States of America in Cbngress assembled, That the officers, non-com- Volunteers missioned officers, musicians, artificers and privates, of volunteer and 2***1 wjlitiz :9 militia corps, who have been in the service of the United States, at any 3; p,`:' time since the first day of November, in the year of our Lord one vided furthe inthousand eight hundred and thirty-five, or may hereafter be in the ser- ’"‘*“€"Y °f ‘h° vice of the United States, shall be entitled to and receive the same Umwd Slam` monthly pay, rations, clothing or money in lieu thereof; and forage, and be furnished with the same camp equipage, including knapsacks, as are, or may be provided by law for the officers, musicians, artiticers and privates, of the infantry of the army of the United States. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the officers of all mounted Omcm vf companies who have been in, or may hereafter be in, the service of the g:;:f;l;°‘;ff;$f' United States, shall each be entitled to receive forage, or money in lieu acces io. thereof, for two horses, when they actually keep private servants, and for one horse when without private servants, and that forty cents per day be allowed for the use and risk of each horse, except horses killed in battle or dying of wounds received in battle. That each non·commissioned officer, musician, artificer and private, of all mounted companies, shall be entitled to receive forage in kind for one horse, with forty cents per day for the use and risk thereof, except horses killed in battle, or dying of wounds received in battle, and twenty-five cents per day in lieu of forage and subsistence, when the same shall be furnished by himself, or twelve and a half cents per day for either as the case may be. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non-commis- All°W¤P¢° sioned officers, musicians, artificers and privates, shall be entitled to one f°rmw°umg‘ day’s pay, subsistence, and other allowances, for every twenty miles’ travel from their places of residence to the place of general rendezvous, and from the place of discharge back to their residence. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the volunteers or militia, Yqlumemoiwho have been or who may be received into the service of the United {)¤il¤¤° Wig) gm? States, to suppress Indian depredations in Florida, shall be entitled to diaggf ° °r all the benefits which are conferred on persons wounded or otherwise disabled in the service of the United States. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That when any officer, non-com- _Provisio¤ for missioned officer, artificer, or private, df said militia or volunteer corps, ~pd¤w¤L&3;¤f who shall die in the service of the United States, or returning to his {n°5’;`;_,,,(:,,cl,°i place of residence after being mustered out of service or at any time in consequence of wounds received in service, and shall leave a widow, or if no widow, a child or children under sixteen years of age, such widow, or if no widow, such child or children, shall be entitled to receive half the monthly pay to which the deceased was entitled, at the time of his death, for and during the term of five years; and in case of the death or intermarriage of such widow before the expiration of five years, the half pay for the remainder of the time shall go to the child or children of said decedent: Provided always, That the Secretary of P1'<>Vi¤<>· War shall adopt such forms of evidence, in applications under this act, as the President of the United States may prescribe. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the volunteers and militia What volum-