United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/4th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 17

March 3, 1797
Chap. ⅩⅦ.—An Act making appropriations for the Military and Naval establishments for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven.

Military appropriations for 1797.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the support of the military and naval establishments, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, the following sums be respectively appropriated; that is to say:

For the pay of the army of the United States, the sum of two hundred and fifty-six thousand four hundred and fifty dollars.

For the subsistence of the officers of the army, a sum not exceeding forty-seven thousand three hundred and ninety-five dollars.

For the subsistence of the non-commissioned officers and privates, a sum not exceeding two hundred and forty-five thousand two hundred and eighty-three dollars.

For forage, the sum of fourteen thousand nine hundred and four dollars.

For clothing, a sum not exceeding eighty-three thousand and fifty dollars.

For the purchase of horses and equipments for the cavalry, sixteen thousand and eighty-five dollars.

For the hospital department, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

For the ordnance department, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars.

For the fortifications of the ports and harbors of the United States, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand dollars.

For the quartermaster’s department, the Indian department, the defensive protection of the frontiers, bounties, and all the contingent expenses of the war department, a sum not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars.

To make good deficiencies in the appropriations in the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, the sum of seventy six thousand three hundred and twelve dollars.

For the pay and subsistence of three captains in the naval department, and for the pay of laborers employed in taking care of the frigates, the sum of five thousand dollars.

Military appropriations for 1797.For finishing the frigates United States, Constitution, and Constellation, the sum of one hundred and seventy-two 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 ninety-six thousand three hundred and fifty dollars.

To satisfy and discharge claims for militia services on the frontiers of Georgia, the sum of seventy thousand four hundred and ninety-six dollars and thirty-five cents: for militia services on the frontiers of Kentucky, three thousand eight hundred and thirty-six dollars and seventy-six cents; and for militia services on the frontiers of South Carolina, the sum of forty-eight thousand four hundred dollars and twenty-five cents.

For the payment of general John Sevier and his brigade, for services in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three, the sum of twenty-two thousand eight hundred and sixteen dollars and ninety-five cents.

For the payment of six months’ pay and subsistence to each of the officers discharged under the act 1796, ch. 39.to ascertain and fix the military establishment of the United States,” a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars; which sums shall be solely applied to the objects for which they are respectively appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the several appropriations herein before made, shall be paid and discharged out of the surplus of revenue and income beyond the appropriations heretofore charged thereon, to the end of the present year.

Approved, March 3, 1797.