# United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/5th Congress/3rd Session/Chapter 44

[Obsolete.]

*An Act making appropriations for the support of the Military Establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine.*

Specific appropriations.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 establishment of the United States, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine; the pay and subsistence of the officers and men; bounties and premiums; the clothing, hospital, ordnance, quartermaster’s, and Indian departments; the defensive protection of the frontiers; the contingent expenses of the war department, and the payment of military pensions, the sum of one million five Specific appropriations.hundred and forty-seven thousand seven hundred and nineteen dollars, and hereby is appropriated; that is to say:

For the pay of the army of the United States, the sum of four hundred and forty-five thousand two hundred and twenty-four dollars.

For the subsistence of the officers of the army, fifty-six thousand three hundred and seventy-six dollars.

For the subsistence of the non-commissioned officers and privates, the sum of three hundred and seventy-one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine dollars.

For forage, the sum of seventeen thousand one hundred and sixty dollars.

For equipments for one company of cavalry, two thousand one hundred and forty dollars.

For horses for the cavalry, to replace those which may die, or become unfit for service, the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars.

For clothing, the sum of one hundred and twenty-seven thousand four hundred and fifty dollars.

For bounties and premiums, the sum of five thousand dollars.

For the hospital department, the sum of twelve thousand dollars.

For the ordnance department, the sum of eighty-one thousand one hundred and eighty dollars.

For the quartermaster’s department, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars.

For the Indian department, the following sums, that is to say:

For promoting civilization among the Indian tribes, and pay of temporary agents, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars.

For the expense attending the running of the line of demarkation between the Indian territory and the United States, including the pay of commissioners, surveyors, and assistants, the sum of four thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses for presents to Indians, on their visits to the seat of government, expenses attending their journies, and during their stay at the seat of government, the sum of ten thousand dollars.

For rations to Indians at the different military posts, and within their respective nations, the sum of twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars.

For the defensive protection of the frontiers of the United States, including the erection and repair of forts and fortifications, the sum of sixty thousand dollars.

For loss of stores, allowances to officers on being ordered to distant commands, and for special purposes, advertising and apprehending deserters, printing, purchasing of maps, and other contingencies, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

For the annual allowance to the invalids of the United States, for their pensions from the fifth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, to the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred, the sum of ninety-three thousand four hundred dollars.

Sec. 2. *And be it further enacted,* That for the additional army of the United States, the following sums, including the sum of nine hundred thousand dollars, already appropriated on account, be, and are hereby, respectively, appropriated, that is to say:

For the pay and subsistence of the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates, the sum of one million six hundred thousand four hundred and forty-three dollars.

For forage, the sum of forty-three thousand four hundred and seventy-eight dollars.

For bounties and premiums, the sum of one hundred and thirty-five thousand and sixteen dollars.

For clothing, two hundred and forty-one thousand one hundred dollars. For the expense of horses and equipments for the dragoons, the sum of fifty-eight thousand seven hundred and ninety-three dollars.

For the hospital department, the sum of forty thousand dollars.

For the quartermaster’s department, the sum of six hundred thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses, the sum of twenty thousand dollars.

How the appropriations are to be paid.Sec. 3. *And be it further enacted,* That the foregoing appropriations shall be paid out of any monies in the treasury of the United States, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, March 2, 1799.