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Purchasing and Clothing Departments
Every officer of the quartermaster's department mus, before ent visa upon the duties of his office, give bond to the United States with two n more sufficient sureties, cou:ditioned for the faithful performance of dury The quartermaster general, in the sum of fifty thousand dollars, quartermasters twenty thousand, assistant quartermasters ten thousand, and storekeepers five thousand dollars. The sufficiency of the sureties to be certified by the district attorney, or United States' Judge, of the State or Territory in which they reside, or of which they are citizens.
There are in the Quartermaster's department, one Quartermaster general. with the rank of Brigadier General; four Quartermasters, with the rank on Majo s; and twenty assistant Quartermasters lo be taken from the line.
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT. C. Irvine, Commissary General of Purchases..................... 3000 00 Timothy Banger, Chief Clerk......
.................................. 1550 00 William C. Irvine, Clerk....................
................. 1000 00 James Irvine, Clerk..
950 001 Samuel Wilmar, messenger...... ............................
700 00 William Banger, Clerk, military storekeeper's office ...,
900 00 Edwards S. Fayssoux, Military Storekeeper, Philadelphia. Charles Litle, do. New York, each with Pay &c. of a Captajn of Iofaptry.
The Commissary general of this department purchases on the orders and e rimates of the War Department, all clothing, dragoon saddles and bridles, lients, tent poles, camp kettles, mess pans, bed sacks, and all other articles required for the public service for the army of the United States, excepting oply such as are ordered to be purchased by the Ordnance, Quartermaster's, Subsistence, and Medical Departments.
All articles provided by the commissary general of purchases, and in a state fit for immediate issue to the troops must be deposited in the military store near the Schuylkill, and held subject to the orders of the War Department.
CLOTHING DEPARTMENT. Brevet Major Jobn Garland, 3d Infantry.
This Bureau has been added 10 tliose attached to the War Department. for the purpose of securing more system and responsibility in supplying clothing for the troops Besides a general superintendency as to economy in obtaining articles necessary for the clothing of the army, the disposition of them when prepared for use, is entrusted to the officer in charge of this Department. His duiy is to prepare estimates of clothing and camp equipo age to be provided by the “ Purchasing Deparimient” as well as the detailed estimates of those supplies issued to the army He is required to keep sealed pailers, of every article procured under contracts, and to compare ihen from time to time, and wlienever he dee mis it necessary, with the art cles furnished, 10 establish their conformiry as well as their quality. He is charged with all the correspondeuce of the departn ent, upon suh ects connected with the clothing of the army, and with the appropriations and requisitions. It is his duty, also, to procure information upon all topics re. lating to the clothing ; and to suggest to the Secretary of War “such altera. tions relative there!o as the good of the service may require, and to point out any disadvaniages he may cbserve atlending the present system. Patterns of every part of the dress of the officers, non-omnissioned officers and privates of the arn:y, made in conformity with the requirements of the General Order of the Ulih June, 1832, restoring the facings worn by revolu: tionary - rmy, are also kept in this department.
PAY DEPARTMENT. Nath’n Towson, Pay Mas.
William Rich, Clerk.. .. 1700 00 ter General.....
2500 00|William D. Beall, Clerk.. 1100 00 Nathan'l Frye, Chief Clerk 1700 ou Jacob Brodbeck, messenger 700 00
The Paymisier General is stationed at the seat of Governmeni ; heig charged with ihe military responsibilities of this department, in all its details.
The subordinate officers, being coufined exclusively to the disbursement of public money, are subjíct only to the orders of the Secretary of War and the Paymasier general, excepi that they are liable to arresi bı he senior offi. er of the department or command to which they may be arranged for The regular payment of the troops.
it being provided by law that the troops be paid in such manner, that the ar ears shall, at no time, exceed iwo months, unless the circumstances of the i asr: s alt render it unavoidable," regular paymenis become due on the las: eais of February, Aprii, June, August, Ociober, and December in each year Payments are made on those days or as soon after as the cluation of the roups and other unavoidabie circumstances will permii, and in the same ro. !ation ; in order that the pays.ents ai oll pos s may be au regular periods.
There are, in the Pay Departmeni, besides the Paymaster General, foureeu Paymasters, authorized by the art of March, 2, 1821.
SUBSISTEACE DEPARTMENT. Brevet Brig. Gen. George Gibson, Commissary General of Subsistence. Major James H. Hook, Commissary of Subsistence. Captain Thomas Hunt, 5th Infantry. Charles G. Wilcox, Clerk, Subsistence of the Army...
............ 1350 001 Richard Gott, Clerk.........oslo..............do......
800 00) George Forsyih, Clerk........do..............do......
1000 00 Win. C. Easton, Clerk, removal and subsistence of Indians..... 1600 00 James Ord, Clerks ..........do............do.... or...do.. .... 1000 00 Townsend Waugh, Clerk..do ...... ....do..........do 1000 00 Basil H Waring, Clerk....do ...........do ..........do.. .... 800 00
The present mode of supplying the army with subsisience was esiablished by the 6ih, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 1õih sections of an act of Congress passed
April 14, 1818, entitled " an acı regulating the Staff of the Army of the United States;” and by the eightli section of " an act to reduce and fix the
military peace establishment," passed 2d March, 1821. By the former, it W.is to continue for five years; and it was renewed for five more by an are to continue the present mode of supplying the army,” passed 23 January, 1823; and agai i for five years by act of same title, passed 2d March, 1829.
The first named act provides for a Commissa 'y G neral of Subsistenc whose duties are to make estimates of expenditures for his departnient, contract and purchase -ubsistence for the ariny; regulate .he transn iss on of funds 10 his assistants; make payments to contractors; adjust accounis for selilement; locate bis assistants at their several stations; and, in general, provide for ihe proper administration of his department in all its ramifica Priors. This aci provides, al-o, for as many assistant commissaries as might be required, to be taken from the subalterns of the line. The 8th section of the aci of 20 Marck, 1821, limits these assistants to filty, and subjects them to the performance of duty in the quartermaster's depatment By the act of 20 March, 1829, “the better to enable the Commissary General of subsislence to varıy into effect the provisions of the above specified acts” two Cogimissaries are to be raken from the line of the army; one of whom has the same rank, pay, and emoluments as Quartermaster, and the other with rank, pay, and emoluments of Assistant Quariermaster.
Joseph Lovell, Surgeon General................
2500 00 Richmond Johnson, Clerk......
........ 1150 00 The Surgeon Generial is stationed at the City of Washington; he is tie director and immediate accounting officer of the medical dipariment." issues all orders and instructions relating to the proiessional duties of the officers of the niedical staff; and calls for and receives, such reports and returns from them, as may be requisite to the performance of his several duties.
He receives from the medical director of armies, districts and deparinents, cofidential reports relative to the condition of hospitals and infirma.
ries. The character and conduct of the surgeons and assistant surgeons-the state of their books and accounts--the medical topography of the several posts and stations—the nature of the prevailing complaints, their probable causes, and the treatment adopted.
He receives from every surgeon and assistant, performing the duties of surgeon, quarterly reporis of sick, with such remarks as may be necessary to
exp anu the nature of the diseases of the troops, the practice adopied, and the kinds of medicines and stores required, together with a copy of the entries made, for the quarter, in the bouk kept for the diary of the weather, accompanied with suitable observations.
He receives from every surgeon and assistant surgeon, having charge of public property of any description for the use of the sick, duplicate semiannual returns of the same, in the form and manner prescribed, and also annual requisitions for the supplies required for each hospital, regiment, post or garrison, for the ensuing year, and transmits them, with his instrucliions to the officers of the apothecary's de pariment.
He receives from the officers of the apothecary's department, duplicates of all invoices and supplies, put up for, and delivered or forward. d to, the several surgeons and assistint surgeons, aud also a return of the several articles purchased, received and issued by them.
It is his duty to examine the returus and accounts of the surgeons and assistant surgeons, see that proper pouchers are sent for articles issued, anel that the quantities expended with the sick are according to the number on the sick reports, and the nature of their complainis; if found to be so, he shall cerrify it, and at the end of each year, and oftener if necessary, send the returns and accounts thus certified, 10 the office of the proper account. ing officer of the treasury, (2d Auditor) for final seitlement:
It is bis further duty to make to the Secretary of War such reports and returns as may be necessary to explain all the concerus of the department under his charge, with such remarks relative to the improvements in practice and police, asd to the clothing, subsistence, &c. of the army, as may seem to be refuired for the preservation of health, the comfort and recovery of the sick, and the good of the public service.
Army surgeons have precedence in their several grades, according to dates of commissions. They may, when necessary, be employed as Judge Advo. cates, but are not to be detailed as members of either general, reginental, for garrison courts martial. They are not permitted to be engaged in private practice
The act of March 2, 1821, provides that the Medical Department shall coosist of one Surgeon General, eight Surgeons, and forty-five Assistant Surgeons And the act of June 28, 1832,“ to increase the numb-r of Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons of the Army of the United States," authorizes the appointmeni of“ four additional Surgeons, and ten additional Surgeon's Mates."
NAVY DEPARTMENT. LEVI WOODBURY, of New Hampshire, Secretary, $6000
per annum. The office of the Secretary of the Navy was created by act of April 30, 1798. He issues all orders to the Navy of the United States, and superintends the concerns of the Naval Establishment generally. A boart.of Navy Comniissioners was instituted by act of 7th February, 1815, 10 aid him in the discharge of his duties. By act of July 10, 1832, all the powers conferred, and duties imposed, by existing laws, on the Commissiuners of the Navy and Privateer Pension and Hospital Funds, were transferred to the Secretary of the Navy. He is by usuage, a member of the cabinet, and holds his office at the will of the President,
CLERKS IN THE NAVY DEPARTMENT.
JOHN BOYLE, Chief Clerk, superintends, under the direction of the
Secretary, the duties of the Department, examines or refers to the other Cleiks all matters requiring examination; apportions the business of the office among the clerks, and submits the same, when prepared, to the Secretary ; and sees that all directions given by him, are carried into effect..
...........$2000 00) Christopher Andrews, Duties-general correspondence with
Commanders of squadrons and ships of war and stations, and Conimandant of Marine Corps ; Heads of Departments and officers ; boih Houses and Committees of Congress. The anqual estimates, for the Naval service and Secrelary's Office and Navy Building ; African Agency ; Claims ; Correspondepce with Navy Commissioners; Orriers for recruiting; Orders for Courts of Inquiry and Courts Mirtial ; summaries of proceedings and decisions ; preservation of their Records ; and agent for paying salaries and contingent expenses of the $:cretary's office...
1600 00 Lauriston B Hardin, is charged with the Register of the
Officers of the Navy, and with keeping an account of their services and orders for duty ;; Register of the Officers of the Marine Corps, Navy Agents, Naval Storekeepers and Na. val Constructors, and vessels of war. He prepares nominatious, commissiops, warrants, and acting appointmentsKeeps an account of deaths, resignations and dismissions. Prepares for publication annually the Navy Register, for the department, and bienially for the State Department. Attends to the correspondevice with officers relative to their orders, services, &c. and with other persons on the same subjects Attends to monthly publication of vessels of war on foreign stations and the changes which take place among them, &c....
.... 1400 001 Abraham H. Quincy, has change of applications for appoint
ments of every description in the Navy, and enters the same in proper books, endorses and files the recommendations in such manner that applications may be referred to at a mo
Nuvy Department. ment's notice. He has charge of the Congress Book, and of the General Letter Book, in which are recorded all letters to persons not in the service of the United States; and attends to any copying or other duties required of him by the Secretary oi Chiet Clerk......
1400 00 Thomas R. Miller, records all letters to the President of the
United States and Heads of Departments-leiters to Navy Agents, Naval store keepers, &c ; files and has the care of Jetlers to Officers :-makes out all copies from the records and other documents when required-assists in the general corres. pondence-attends to and performs the duties of the Warrant and other clerks, when absent by sickness or other causes-and also performs many other duties of a miscellaneous character...si.............
................. 1000 00 J. D. Simms, registers all letters received at the Navy Depart.
ment--all letters written from it, and all orders issued to the Officers of the Navy-makes semi-weekly reports to the chief clerk of the state of the correspondence and records of the Department—is charged with the record of letters to the Board of Navy Commissioners, and assists, as occasion requires, in the general correspondence of the Department
1000 00 Thomas L. Ragsdale, Warrant Clerk of the Navy Department,
prepares requisitions upon the Treasury on account of expenditures for the Navy-keeps the appropriation accounts, including those of the Navy Pension, Privateer Pension, and Navy hospital Fundsmexhibits monthly a balance sheet of moneys in the Treasury subject to naval purposes—has charge of the book of Bills of Exchange-writes letters relative 10 the fiscal concerns of the Department and aids in its general correspondence-examines and files the monthly summary statements of Navy Agents, and the returns of other dishursing officers; and is liable to be called ou for any other clerical
duties connected with the business of the Department........ 1000 00 Henry Stark, prepares answers to applications for office, dis
charges of seamen, &c.-has charge of the correspondenco relating to Live Oak—of the returns of the sick, froni the fleet surgeons and surgeons attached to the shore stations; and attends generally to any duty assigned him by the Secretary or Chief Clerk...
PENSION AND HOSPITAL FUNDS.
Joseph P M Corkle, has charge of the Navy Pension Fund, the
Privateer Peusion Fund, and the Navy llospital Fund, and performs all the duties required by the act of July 10, 1832, for the regulation of the Navy and Privateer Pension and Navy Hospital Funds......
............. 1600 00
Nathan Eaton, Messenger...............
700 00 350 00 250 001