United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/21st Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 61

United States Statutes at Large, Volume 4
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Twenty-First Congress, Second Session, Chapter 61

March 2, 1831.
Chap. LXI.—An Act making appropriations for the military service for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, to be paid out of any unappropriated money in the treasury, for the service of the military establishment for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, viz:

Pay, &c.For pay of the army and subsistence of the officers, one million one hundred and eight thousand six hundred and twelve dollars.

Forage.For forage for officers, forty-eight thousand six hundred and nineteen dollars.

Clothing.For clothing for the servants of officers, twenty-two thousand two hundred and ninety dollars.

Subsistence.For subsistence, exclusive of that of officers, in addition to an unexpended balance of seventy-five thousand dollars, two hundred and sixty-six thousand three hundred dollars.

Clothing, &c.For clothing of the army, camp equipage, cooking utensils, and hospital furniture, in addition to materials and clothing on hand, amounting to eighty-five thousand dollars, one hundred and thirteen thousand seven hundred and forty-seven dollars.

Medical department.For the medical and hospital department, thirty thousand dollars.

Quartermaster’s department.For various expenses in the quartermaster’s department, viz: For fuel, forage, straw, stationery, blanks, repairing officers’ quarters, barracks, store-houses, and hospitals: for erecting temporary cantonments and gun-houses; for rent of quarters, store-houses, and land; for postage of letters on public service; for expenses of courts martial, including compensation of judge advocates, members, and witnesses; for extra pay to soldiers employed on extra labour, under the act of March second, one thousand eight hundred and nineteen;1819, ch. 45. for expenses of expresses, escorts to paymasters, and other contingencies of the quartermaster’s department, two hundred and twenty-six thousand eight hundred dollars.

Transportation.For transportation of officers’ baggage, and allowance for travel, in lieu of transportation, and for per diem allowance to officers on topographical duty, fifty-seven thousand dollars.

For transportation of clothing, subsistence, ordnance, and of lead from the mines, and for transportation of the army, and funds for pay of the army, including the several contingencies and items of expenditure at the several stations and garrisons, usually estimated under the head of transportation of the army, one hundred and ten thousand dollars.

1830, ch. 217.
For the completion of the barracks at fort Winnebago, five thousand dollars, being the balance of an appropriation heretofore made for the erection of barracks at Green Bay, and not needed for that service, which balance is hereby transferred and appropriated to the purpose above named.

Arkansas volunteers.For the payment of certain mounted volunteers of the territory of Arkansas, whilst in the service of the United States, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, the sum of five hundred and eighty dollars and eighty-three cents.

Missouri militia.
Constitution of the United States, sec. 10, art. 1.
For the payment of the claim of the state of Missouri against the United States, for the services of her militia against the Indians, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, the sum of nine thousand and eighty-five dollars and fifty-four cents; Provided, That the Secretary of War shall, upon a full investigation, be satisfied that the United States are liable for the payment of the said militia, under the second paragraph of the tenth section of the first article of the constitution of the United States.

West Point.For defraying the expenses of the board of visiters at West Point, fifteen hundred dollars.

For fuel, forage, stationery, printing, transportation, and postage for the military academy, eight thousand four hundred dollars.

For repairs and improvements of buildings and grounds at West Point, three thousand four hundred dollars.

For pay of adjutant’s clerk and quartermaster’s clerk, nine hundred dollars.

For increase and expenses of the library, fourteen hundred dollars.

For philosophical apparatus, two thousand dollars.

For models for fortifications, one thousand eight hundred dollars.

For models for drawing, for repairing instruments, for chemical and mineralogical apparatus, seven hundred and fifty dollars.

For miscellaneous items and incidental expenses of the academy, one thousand six hundred dollars.

For fuel for the first quarter of the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, two thousand three hundred dollars. Contingencies.For contingencies of the army, ten thousand dollars.

Armories.For the national armories, three hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

Fortifications.For the armament of the fortifications, one hundred thousand dollars.

Ordnance service.For the current expenses of the ordnance service, sixty-eight thousand dollars.

Arsenals.For arsenals, ninety-four thousand four hundred dollars.

Recruiting service.For the recruiting service, thirty-five thousand six hundred and ninety-six dollars, in addition to an unexpended balance of four thousand dollars.

For contingent expenses of the recruiting service, fifteen thousand nine hundred and fifty-two dollars, in addition to an unexpended balance of five thousand dollars.

Thomas Fitzgerald.To Thomas Fitzgerald, an invalid pensioner, two hundred and eighty-four dollars, twenty-two cents, being arrearages of pension due him by law.

Arrearages.For arrearages prior to the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, five thousand dollars.

Medals.To enable the Secretary of War to pay for medals to be distributed amongst the Indian chiefs, three thousand dollars.

Road in Maine.For completing the Mars hill road in Maine, and making bridges on the same, five thousand dollars.

Harper’s Ferry.For the further extension, and the completion of the walls and embankments for conveying water to the works at Harper’s Ferry armory, Virginia, seven thousand five hundred dollars.

Approved, March 2, 1831.