Chapter XIII.- An Act directing the staff officers of the army to comply with the requisitions of naval and marine officers, in certain cases. December 15, 1814
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the several officers of the staff of the army of the United States to provide the officers, seamen, and marines of the navy of the United States, when acting, or proceeding to act on shore, in co-operation with the land troops upon the requisition of the commanding naval or marine officer of any such detachment of seamen or marines, under orders to act as aforesaid, with rations, also the officers and seamen with camp equipage, according to the relative rank and station of each, and the military regulations in like cases, together with the necessary transportation, as well for the men, as for their baggage, provisions, and cannon: Provided nevertheless, That the contract price of the rations which may be furnished, shall be reimbursed out of the appropriations for the support of the navy.
SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the respective quartermasters of the army shall, upon the requisition of the commanding naval officer of any such detachment of seamen or marines, furnish the said officer and his necessary aids with horses, accoutrements, and forage, during the time they may be employed in co-operating with the land troops as aforesaid.
APPROVED, December 15, 1814.
By James Madison
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