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Էջ 37 - An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States,
Էջ 40 - All the force not placed in the garrisons along the coast and in the ordnance depots, and indispensably necessary there, is placed on the frontiers. The organization of the several corps composing the army is such as to admit its expansion to a great extent in case of emergency, the officers carrying with them all the light which they possess to the new corps to which they might be appointed. With the organization of the staff there is equal cause to be satisfied.
Էջ 32 - No person who may hereafter be a collector or holder of public moneys shall have a seat in either House of the General Assembly...
Էջ 44 - That supplies for the army, unless, in particular and urgent cases, the Secretary of War should otherwise direct, shall be purchased by contract, to be made by the commissary general on public notice, to be delivered, on inspection, in the bulk, and at such places as shall be stipulated : which contract shall be made under such regulations as the Secretary of War may direct.
Էջ 15 - R is true, only 300 men are entitled to a discharge by the expiration of their term; still if the desertions and other casualties, should be as great as in former years, the army will not exceed 8,000 men at the close of the year, including the recruits which may be obtained with 21,000 Dollars voted for that purpose. I have the honor to be, Sir, your obedient servant, " D. PARKER, Adj't. & Insp'r. Gen'l.
Էջ 7 - ... but a continued energetic and judicious enforcement of the laws and regulations established for its government. The organization is the proper sphere of legislation, as the application of the laws and regulations is that of administration. The former has done all, or nearly all, that can be done. It is believed that the organization of the War Department, as well as the general staff of the army, is not susceptible of much improvement.
Էջ 31 - That it shall be the duty of the first comptroller to superintend the recovery of all debts to the United States ; to direct suits and legal proceedings, and to take all such measures as may be authorized by the laws, to enforce prompt payment of all debts to the United States.
Էջ 15 - This sum will only inlist 1500 men; less than the number actually lost by desertion during the last year. In the three last years more than 12,000 men have been enlisted; and still the aggregate of the army at the close of the last year did not exceed 9,000 men.
Էջ 39 - to report, at an early period of the next session of Congress, whether any, and, if any, what reduction may be made in the military peace establishment of the United States with safety to the public service ; and whether any, and, if any, what change ought to be made in the ration established by law, and in the mode of issuing the same ; and also report a system for the establishment of a Commissariat for the army...
Էջ 7 - The act of the last session, regulating the staff, has not only made important savings in the expenses of the army, but has given both to the Department and the staff a much more efficient organization than they ever before had. Every department of the army charged with disbursements, has now a proper head, who, under the laws and regulations, is responsible for its administration. The head of the Department is thus freed from detail, and has leisure to inspect and control the whole of the disbursements.