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November 5. 1812
As you have been appointed a District Pay Master
in the Army of the United States, it becomes, my duty to give
you instructions respecting the manner in which you are to perform
your duties and keep and render your accounts.
A copy of the Military Laws herewith inclosed will point
out to you the organization and Monthly pay, forage, and subsistence of
the troops of the United States.
Your payments to the Regular Army are only to
extend to the objects of Pay, forage, subsistence, and bounties and
premiums ; that is to say.
Pay of the non-commissioned Officers, artificers,
musicians, and privates.
Pay, and subsistence, (the latter is money in lieu
of rations undrawn in kind) of commissioned and Staff Officers.
Forage (money in lieu of forage undrawn in
kind) of such commissioned and Staff Officers as are by Law entitled
Bounties and Premiums to be occasionally
advanced by you, in virtue of authority in writing from some field or
other Officer who may have command & superintendance of the recruiting
service, to such commissioned Officer or Officers as shall be destined
for or employed on the recruiting service ; or in virtue of authority
from the Secretary of War, or the Pay Master of the U.S. Army.
Your expenditures under the foregoing heads
of Pay, Subsistence, forage, and bounties and premiums, are never
to exceed the sums received by you as respectively applicable
Your payments to Companies and Detachments
are to be founded on duplicate Muster Rolls to be exhibited to
you by each Capt. or commanding Officer thereof, according to
the form marked. As from which you will frame examine