United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/3rd Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 9
Monthly pay of non-commissioned officers, &c.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passing of this act, the allowance of bounty, clothing and pay to the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates of the infantry, artillery and cavalry of the militia of the United States, when called into actual service, shall be at the rate per month, as follows:—Each serjeant-major and quartermaster-serjeant, nine dollars; each drum and fife-major, eight dollars and thirty-three cents; each serjeant, eight dollars; each corporal, drummer, fifer and trumpeter, seven dollars and thirty-three cents; each farrier, saddler and artificer (included as a private) eight dollars; each gunner, bombardier and private, six dollars and sixty-six cents.
Certain allowance to the cavalry.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the monthly pay, there shall be allowed to each officer, non-commissioned officer, musician and private of the cavalry, for the use of his horse, arms and accoutrements, and for the risk thereof, except of horses killed in action, forty cents per day; and to each non-commissioned officer, musician and private, twenty-five cents per day, in lieu of rations and forage, when they shall provide the same.
Pay, when to commence.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever the militia shall be called into the actual service of the United States, their pay shall be deemed to commence from the day of their appearing at the places of battalion, regimental or brigade rendezvous; allowing to each non-commissioned officer, musician and private soldier, a day’s pay and rations,Allowance for travelling. for every fifteen miles from his home to such place of rendezvous, and the same allowance for travelling home from the place of discharge.
Additional pay to the militia called forth in the expedition to Fort Pitt.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in addition to the pay heretofore authorized by law, there shall be allowed and paid to the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates of the militia lately called forth into the actual service of the United States, on an expedition to Fort Pitt, such sums as shall, with the pay heretofore by law established, be equal to the allowances respectively provided in the first and second sections of this act. Provided nevertheless, That the compensations made by any state, to the militia called forth from such state, shall be deemed to be included in the additional allowance authorized by this act; States to be reimbursed a certain sum.and such state shall be entitled to receive from the treasury of the United States, such sums as they shall have paid, or allowed to the non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, over and above the pay heretofore allowed by law, and not exceeding the additional allowance granted by this act.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That for the completing and better Additional pay of enlisted troops.
1792, ch. 9.supporting the military establishment of the United States, as provided by the act, intituled “An act making further and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States,” there shall be allowed and paid, from and after the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, to each non-commissioned officer, musician and private now in service, or hereafter to be enlisted, the additional pay of one dollar per month, during the terms of their respective enlistments; and to each soldier now in the service of the United States, or discharged therefrom, subsequent to the third day of March last, who shall re-enlist after the first day of January next, Additional bounty on reenlistment.an additional bounty of eight dollars, making the entire bounty sixteen dollars; and to each person not now in the army of the United States, or discharged, as above, who shall enlist after the said first day of January next, an additional bounty of six dollars, making the entire bounty fourteen dollars: Part of the additional bounty to be deferred.but the payment of four dollars of each additional bounty hereby granted, shall be deferred until the soldier enlisting shall join the regiment or corps, in which he is to serve.
Increase of rations to those employed in the military service of the U. States on the western frontiers.Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That to those in the military service of the United States, who are, or shall be employed on the western frontiers, there shall be allowed, during the time of their being so employed. two ounces of flour or bread, and two ounces of beef or pork, in addition to each of their rations, and half a pint of salt, in addition to every hundred of their rations.
Approved, January 2, 1795.