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Chapter XXXIX. - An act, in addition to "An act for fixing the military peace establishment of the United Sates." March 26, 1804.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be appointed, in addition to the surgeon's mates, provided for by the "act fixing the military peace establishment of the United States," as many surgeon's mates, not exceeding six, as the President of the United States may judge necessary, to be attached to garrisons or posts, agreeably to the provision of the said act.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That an equivalent in malt liquor or low wines, may be supplied the troops of the United States, instead of the rum, whiskey or brandy which, by the said act, is made a component part of a ration, at such posts and garrisons, and at such seasons of the year, as, in the opinion of the President of the United States, may be necessary to the preservation of their health.

APPROVED, March 26, 1804.

By Thomas Jefferson

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