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Every officer of the quartermaster's department nos, before enteri 2 pon the duties of his office, give bond to the United States with two more sufficient sureties, coi:ditioned for the faithful performance of duty The quartermaster general, in the sum of fifty thousand dollars, squartermasters twenty thousand, assistant quartermasters ten thousand, and storekeepers five thousand dollars. The sufficiency of the sureties to he tcertified by the district attorney, or United Stales' Judge, of the State or Territory in which they reside, or of which they are citizens.
There are in the Quartermaster's department, one Quarterniaster general, with the rank of Brigadier General; four Quariermasters, with the rank or Majo s; and twenty assistant Quartermasters to be taken from the line.
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT. C. Irvine, Commissary General of Purchases.....
................... 3000 001 Timothy Banger, Chief Clerk.....
................................., 1550 00 William C. Irvine, Clerk....
1000 00 James Irvine, Clerk..
950 00 Samuel Wilmar, messenger...... ............................ 700 00
William Banger, Clerk, military storekeeper's office .... 900 00
The Commissary general of this department purchases on the orders and e rimates of the War Department, all clothing, dragoon saddles and bridles, ients, tent poles, camp kettles, mess pans, bed sacks, and all other articles frequired for the public service for the army of the United States, excepting only such as are ordered to be purchased by the Ordnance, Quartermaster's, Subsistence, and Medical Departmen's.
All articles provided by the commissary general of purchases, and in a state fit for immediate issue to the troops must be deposiied 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 lliose 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 Departmeat. ' His duiy is to prepare estimates of clothing and camp equipo age to be provided by the “ Purchasing Department” as well as the detailed estimates of those supplies issued to the army He is required to keep sealed paiteris, of every article procured under contracts, and to compare them from time to time, and wlienever he deems it necessary, with ibe art cles furnished, to establish iheir conformi'y as well as their quality. He is charged with all the correspondence of the departnent, upon suh ects connected with the clorbing of ile army, and with the appropriations and requisitions. It is bis duly, also, to procure information upon all topics relating 10 the clothing; and to suggest to the Secretary of War such alterarioos relative there'o as the good of the service may require, and to point out any disadvaniages he may chserve attending the present sysiem. Patterns of every part of the dress of the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the army, made in conformity with the requirements of the General Order of the lih June, 1832, restoring the facings worn by revolu. tionary: rmy, are also kept in this deparıment.
PAY DEPARTMENT. Nath’n Towson, Pay Mas.
William Rich, Clerk.. 1700 00 ter General.......... 2500 00|William D. Beall, Clerk.. 1100 OU Nathan'l Frye, Chief Clerk 1700 00(Jacob Brodbeck, messenger 700 00
The Paymisier General is stationed at the seat of Government: he is charged with ihe military responsibilities of this ciepartment, in all its details. The subordinate officers, being coufined exclusively to the disbursement of public money, are subjict only to the orders of the Secretary of War and the Paynasier general, excepi that they are liable to arresi bı he senior offi. er of the department or command io which they may be arranged for The regular payment of ihe 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 asc: s all render it unavoidable," regular paymenis become due on the las cars of February, Aprii, June, August, October, and December in each year Payments are made on those days or as soon after as the sjuation of the roups and other unavoidable circumstances will perm:1, and in the same re. lation ; in order that the payents ai all pos s may be ai regular periods.
There are, in the Pay Departmeni, besides the Paymaster General, foureen Paymasters, authorized by the air of March 2, 1821.
SUBSISTENCE 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 00 Richard Gott, Cleik........oslo..............do...............
800 00 Gerrge Forsyth, Clerk........do..............do......
1000 00 Win. C. Easton, Clerk, removal and subsistence of Indians..., 1600 00 James Ord, Clerk..........do ............do.... .....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 subsistence was esiablished by the 6ih, 711, 8th, 9th, and 10th sections of an act of Congress passed April 14, 1818, entitled “ an act regulating the Staff of the Army of the United States;” and by the eighth section of an act to reduce and fix the military peace establishment," passed 2 March, 1821. By the former, it wis to continue for five years; and it was renewed for five more by“ an art to continue the present mode of supplying the army,” passed 230 January, 1823; and agais for five years by act of same title, passed 20 March, 1829.
The first named act provides for a Commissa y General of Subsistenc whose duties are to make estimates of expenditures for his department, contract and purchase subsistence for the army; regulale .he transn iss on of funds to his assistants; make payments to contractors; adjust accounis for selilement; locate his assistants at their several stations; and, in general, provide for ihe proper administration of his department in all its ramifica fiols. This aei provides, alo, for as many assistant commissaries as migh: be required, to be taken from the subalterns of the line. The 8th section of the aci of 20 March, 1821, limits these assistants to fisty, and subjects them to the performance of duty in the quartermaster's department By the actos 20 March, 1829," the better to enable the Coninissary General of subsis. lence to varıy into effect the provisions of the above specified acts” two Commissaries 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 emolumenis of Assistant Quariermaster.
Joseph Lovell, Surgeon General...........
2500 00 Richmond Johnson, Clerk........
........ 1150 00 The Surgeon Generiel is stationed at the City of Washington ; he is the director and imniediate accounting officer of the medical dipartment. issues all orders and instructions relating 10 the proiessional duties of int officers of the nicdical staff; and calls for and receives, such reports and returns tiom them, ils may be requisite to the performance of his several duties.
He recerves from the medical director of armies, districts and deparinients, cofidential reports relative to the condition of hospitals and infirmariesaihe character and conduct of the surgeons and assistant surgeons- the state of their books and accounts the medical opography 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 assistani, persorming the duties of surgeon, quarterly reporis of sick, with such remarks as may be necessary to
exp am the nature of the diseases of the troops, the practice adopied, and the kinds of snedicines and stores required, together with a copy of the entries made, for the quarter, in the book kept for the diary of the weather, accompanied wiih suitable observations.
He receives from every surgeon and assistant surgeon, having charge of public properly 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, regimeni. post or garrison, for the ensuing year, and transmits them, with his instructions to the officers of the apothecary's department.
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 assistant surgeons, aud also a return of the several articles purchased, received and issued by them.
It is his duty to examine the returns and accounts of the surgeons and assistant surgeons, see that proper rouchers 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, to the office of the proper account. ing officer of the treasury, (2d Auditor) for final sertlement.
It is his 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 practive and police, trid to the clothing, subsistence, &c. of the army, as may
seem to be required for the preservation of healih, the comfort and recovery for the sick, alid the good of the public service.
Aimy 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, reginiental, for garrison cuarts marrial. They are not permitted 10° be engaged in pri. vare practice
The act of March 1821, provides that the Medical Department shall consist of one Surgeon General, eight Surgeons, and forty-five Assistant Surgeons And the act of June 28, 1832, 1o increase the munib-r of Sura geons and Assistant Surgeons of the Army of the United States," authorizes the appointment of " four additional Surgeons, and ten additional Surgeon's Mites."
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 boaring Navy Commissioners 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 Commissivners of the Navy and Privateer Pension and Hospital Funds, were transferred to the Secretary of the Navy. He is by usuage, a meniber of the cabinel, 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 Cle, ks 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; boin Houses and Committees of Congress. The annual estimates, for the Naval service and Secretary's Office and Navy Building ; African Agency ; Claims ; Correspondence with Navy Commissioners ; Orders for recruiting ; Orders for Courts of Inquiry and Courts Mirtial; summaries of proceedings avd decisions ; 'preservation of their Records ; and agent for paying salaries and contingent expenses of the Secretary'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 Naval Constructors, and vessels of war. He prepares nominatious, commissions, warrahts, and acting appointments, Keeps an account of deaths, resignations and dismissions. Prepares for publication annually the Navy Register, for the departmevi, and bienially for the State Department. Attends to the corresponderice 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 00 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
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 othe: duties requiied of him by the Secretary or Chies 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 detlers to Officers :-makes out all copies from the records and other documents when required-assists in the general corres. pondeuce-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..................
1000 00 J. D. Simms, registers all letters received at the Navy Departo
meni-all letters written from it, and all orders issued to the Officers of the Navy-makes seini-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 Funds—exhibits 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 disbursing officers; and is liable to be called ou for any other clerical
duries 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 correspondence relating to Live Oak-of the returns of the sick, from the fleet surgeons and suigeons 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 Pension Fund, and the Navy Hospital Fund, and
Navy Hospital Funds......
700 000 350 00 250 00