United States Statutes at Large/Volume 3/14th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 135
Annual appropriation for the militia.
Act of April 23, 1808, ch. 55.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the annual sum of two hundred thousand dollars, as appropriated for the purpose of providing arms and military equipments for the militia, either by purchase or manufacture, according to the act of the twenty-third of April, one thousand eight hundred and eight, entitled “An act making provision for arming and equipping the whole body of the militia of the United States,” shall be paid, for each year, respectively, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Appropriation.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sum appropriated, to be paid as aforesaid, shall be applied for the purpose, and according to the intention specified in said act, without being liable at any time to be carried to the account of the surplus fund. And nothing in the act of the third of March, one thousand eight hundred and nine, entitled1809, March 3, ch. 28. “An act further to amend the several acts for the establishment and regulation of the treasury, war and navy departments,” shall be construed to authorize the transferring of the sum annually appropriated as aforesaid, or any portion thereof, to any other branch of expenditure.
Approved, April 29, 1816.