Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 263||One thousand Indian scouts to be employed, etc.
R. S., 1094, 1112.
|Chap. 263||to receive pay for use of their own horses.
Be it enacted, &c., That so much of the Army appropriation act of twenty-fourth July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, as limits the number of Indian scouts to three hundred is hereby repealed; and sections ten hundred and ninety-four and eleven hundred and twelve of the Revised Statutes, authorizing the employment of one thousand Indian scouts, are hereby continued in force:
Provided, That a proportionate number of non-commissioned officers may be appointed.
And the scouts, when they furnish their own horses and horse-equipments, shall be entitled to receive forty cents per day for their use and risk so long as thus employed. [August 12, 1876.]