United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/4th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 51

June 1, 1796.
Chap. ⅬⅠ.—An Act making appropriations for the support of the Military and Naval Establishments for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six.

Appropriations for military establishment.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That including the appropriation of five hundred thousand dollars, made for the military establishment for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, by an act of the present session, there be appropriated for the military and naval establishments, a sum not exceeding one million, three hundred and eighteen thousand, eight hundred and seventy-three dollars; that is to say: For the pay of the army of the United States, the sum of two hundred and seventy-three thousand, six hundred and sixty-six dollars: For subsistence of the officers of the army, the sum of forty-five thousand six hundred and six dollars: For the subsistence of the Appropriations for military establishment.non-commissioned officers and privates, the sum of three hundred thousand dollars: For forage, the sum of sixteen thousand five hundred and ninety-two dollars: For clothing, the sum of seventy thousand dollars: For purchase of horses for the cavalry, the sum of three thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars: For bounties, the sum of ten thousand dollars: For the hospital department, the sum of thirty thousand dollars: For the ordnance department, the sum of forty thousand dollars: For the Indian department, the sum of sixty thousand dollars: For the quartermaster’s department, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars: For contingencies of the war department, the sum of thirty thousand dollars: For the defensive protection of the frontiers, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars: For the completion of the fortifications, magazines, store houses and barracks at West Point, the sum of twenty thousand dollars: For the pay and subsistence of three captains in the naval department, the sum of five thousand dollars: For the payment of military pensions, including an allowance to the widows and children of officers, under an act, intituled 1794, ch. 52.An act in addition to the act for making further and more effectual provision for the protection of the frontiers of the United States,” the sum of one hundred and fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty-nine dollars.

Out of what funds payable.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the funds following, to wit: First, The surplus of the sum of six hundred thousand dollars, reserved by the act 1790, ch. 34.making provision for the debt of the United States;” and which shall accrue, during the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six: Secondly, The surplus of revenue and income beyond the appropriations heretofore charged thereupon, to the end of the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six; and, Thirdly, The surplus which shall remain unexpended, of the monies appropriated to the use of the war department, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five.

President of United States may borrow $650,000 to satisfy this act.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be empowered to borrow, at an interest not exceeding six per centum, of the Bank of the United States, which is hereby authorized to lend the same; or of any body or bodies politic, person or persons, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole, six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and to be applied to the purposes aforesaid, and to be reimbursed, as well interest as principal, out of the funds aforesaid.

Approved, June 1, 1796.