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and for making in certain cases allowances of reduced pay to
subaltern officers and surgeons' mates and assistant surgeons of
the regular militia, and of the miners of Devon and Cornwall,
while disembodied; and allowances to adjutants, paymasters, sur-
geons, quartermasters, and serjeant majors of the regular militia
who have been or may be reduced, and to adjutants, surgeons, and
quartermasters disabled after long service: Be it therefore enacted
by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice
and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons,

in this present parliament assembled, and by authority of the same,
Secretary at
War to issue

that the secretary at war for the time being may and shall and he the Money

is hereby authorized, empowered, and required to cause to be issued required for and paid the whole sum required for the regular militia of Great the pay of the Britain and Ireland (when disembodied,) in the manner and for the Regular

several uses herein-after mentioned; (that is to say,) for the pay Militia.

of the said regular militia at the rates following; (that is to say,) Rates of Pay. For each adjutant, eight shillings per Diem:

For each serjeant major, having been serjeant major of a provisional

battalion of militia, two shillings and sixpence per Diem :
For each serjeant major, where one is appointed in corps con-

sisting of two or more companies, one shilling and ten-pence

per Diem :

For each serjeant having been a colour serjeant in one of the pro

visional battalions of militia, two shillings per Diem :

For each serjeant, one shilling and sixpence per Diem :
Rates of Pay Provided always, that when any serjeant major or serjeant shall be
when absent absent or furlough or licence he shall during such absence receive
on Furlough. sixpence per Diem less than the above-mentioned rates respectively:
Clothing. And also for the clothing of the regular militia (when disembodied)

in cases in which full clothing shall be provided by the colonel or
commandant, at the rate of five pounds twelve shilling's and one
penny for each serjeant major, and three pounds for each serjeant;
and so in proportion, in the cases in which only part of the clothing
shall be provided by the colonel or commandant, together with the
actual expence of package and carriage, and such charges for
altering and fitting the clothing as shall have been sanctioned by
the secretary at war: Provided always, that such serjeant majors
and serjeants as were serving on the disembodied staff on the first
day of June one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, and
shall be resident at head quarters, shall be entitled to be clothed
once in two years ; and that such as shall have been subsequently
appointed to serve or promoted on the disembodied staff shall be
entitled to be clothed once in four

years : Contingent

And also at the rate of sixpence per Annum for each private man Fund. for defraying the contingent expences of each regiment, battalion,

or corps. Adjutant, &c. 2. And be it enacted, That every adjutant and non-commisto reside where sioned officer on the staff of the regular militia, when disembodied, the Arms of

shall be constantly resident within the city, town, or place where

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the depôt of the corps to which they belong may be ordered to the Corps are be stationed, or within such reasonable distance of the depôt as

kept. shall be sanctioned by the secretary at war : Provided always, that every such adjutant and non-commissioned officer shall forfeit his pay for any period during which he shall be absent, except when absent by leave from the colonel or commandant of the regiment, battalion, or corps, which leave shall not, except in case of certified sickness, extend beyond three calendar months in one year, nor to a greater proportion than one third of the non-commissioned officers at the same time.

3. And be it enacted, That the adjutant of each regiment of Adjutant to militia shall have the charge and care of the arms, accoutrements, have Charge of great coats, clothing, necessaries, and other stores thereof, under the Arms and the superintendence of the colonel or commandant; and shall,

Clothing, and

to issue the out of the allowance of sixpence per Annum for each private man, Money for directed by this Act to be issued and paid for defraying the contin- contingent gent expences of such regiment, battalion, or corps, from time expences on to time issue and pay such sums of money as may

an Order for the repair of arms, and other usual contingent expences, Colonel.

signed by the upon an order in writing signed by the colonel or other com- Balance to mandant; and after payment of such sums as aforesaid he shall form a Stock three times in the year make up accounts of all such money, and Purse. of the expenditure thereof, showing the balance remaining in his hands, (which said balance shall form a stock purse for the use of the regiment, battalion, or corps,) and shall transmit the same to the colonel or other commandant of such regiment, battalion, or corps, to be by him examined, allowed, and signed; and the said accounts so allowed and signed shall be and are hereby directed to be the proper vouchers and acquittal of such adjutant for the application and disposal of such money.

4. And be it enacted, That in the occasional and unavoidable In Absence of absence of the adjutant from the city, town, or place where the the Adjutant, disembodied staff is quartered, or during any vacancy in the the Serjeants appointment of adjutant, the serjeants shall be under the command to be under

the Command of the serjeant major, or of some serjeant who shall be appointed of the Serjeant by the said adjutant, with the approbation of the colonel or other Major. commanding officer, to act as serjeant major during the absence of such adjutant; and the said serjeant major or acting serjeant major shall render the same returns and perform such other Acts as are by law required from the adjutant.

5. And be it enacted, That the officers and non-commissioned Militia when officers, drummers, and private men of the regular militia shall, called out for for the period or periods during which they shall be called out for Training or

Exercise enthe purpose of exercise or training, be entitled to the same pay and

titled to Pay. allowances as the officers, non-commissioned officers, drummers and private men of the militia when embodied.

6. And whereas it is expedient to grant allowances to certain Allowances to officers of the said militia forces of Great Britain and Ireland, Subalterns and while disembodied, under certain regulations; be it enacted, That Mates and the following allowances shall be made and paid, to the amount, Assistant

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under the restrictions, and in the manner herein-after expressed,
to every subaltern officer and surgeon's mate in Great Britain,
and to every subaltern officer and assistant surgeon in Ireland,
who held a commission in the militia of Great Britain or Ireland,
and was serving therein, when the corps was last disembodied, and
also to every supernumerary subaltern officer and assistant surgeon
of any regiment of militia in Ireland which was augmented during
the war, and which has been reduced to its original establishment;
(that is to say,)

To a lieutenant, two shillings and sixpence per Diem :
To an ensign, two shillings per Diem :
And to a surgeon's mate or assistant surgeon, two shillings and

sixpence per Diem : Rank of cer- Provided always, that for the purposes of this Act all officers of tain Officers. the militia serving with the rank of captain lieutenants shall be

deemed to be lieutenants, and all officers serving with the rank of second lieutenant shall be deemed to be ensigns; and that the

supernumerary subalterns and assistant surgeons of regiments of militia in Ireland as aforesaid shall be deemed to have belonged to such regiments when they were last disembodied, and to have continued

to serve therein from that time. Certain Per- 7. Provided also, and be it enacted, That no person who is or

shall during the continuance of this Act become possessed of such titled to

an estate or income as would by law qualify him to hold the comAllowances.

mission of captain of a company in the said militia, or who is or shall be appointed adjutant in any regiment, battalion, or corps of militia, nor any

officer full

pay
of the

navy, army, or marines, shall have or be in any way entitled to the said allowances, or any part or share thereof; any thing herein contained to the contrary

thereof in anywise notwithstanding. A Declaration 8. And be it enacted, That the subaltern officers, surgeon's to be taken to mates, and assistant surgeons of the militia, who shall claim ander entitle Officers, the authority of this Act to receive any part of the said allowances, Allowances.

shall, previous to receiving the same, and in order to entitle themselves thereto, take and subscribe a declaration before some one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the united kingdom, or before some one of Her Majesty's ministers, secretaries of embassy, of legation, or consuls abroad, in the words or to the effect

following ; (videlicet,) Form of

'I A. B. do solemnly and sincerely declare, That I belong to the Declaration.

of militia when the same was disembodied, and that I have continued to serve therein from that time until the

Day of inclusive, as a (Lieutenant, ensign, 'surgeon's mate, or assistant surgeon, as the Case may be ; ] • and that I was not in my own right, or in the right of my wife,

during any part of the period for which I now claim to receive
'my allowance, that is to say, from the
to the
Day of

both inclusive, in the actual

on

Day of

as a

both days

'possession and enjoyment or receipt of the rents and profits of

lands, tenements, or hereditaments of such an annual value
above reprises as would qualify me to hold a commission of
'captain of a company in the militia; that I was not in Holy
orders; that I have not during the above period held the appoint-
ment of adjutant, surgeon, paymaster, or quartermaster, in any
‘ regiment, battalion, or corps of militia ; that I did not hold

or enjoy, nor did any person for me hold or enjoy, during the
said period, any place, office, or employment of profit, civil or
* military, under the crown or any other government, besides the
· allowance of
a day now claimed, except my

half

pay [of the army or navy or marines or of a provisional • battalion formed from the militia,' as the Case may be,] and any 'pay and allowances from the

to the * inclusive, during which period the corps was assembled for 'training and excercise.' Which declaration, so taken and subscribed, shall be produced to the paymaster general of Her Majesty's forces by the subaltern officer, surgeon's mate, or assistant surgeon claiming the allowance.

9. And be it enacted, That the allowances granted to certain Allowances to paymasters, surgeons, and quartermasters of the militia of Great Oficers reBritian and Ireland on their being reduced in pursuance of an Act duced in 1829. passed in the tenth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the fourth, shall be issued and paid under the restrictions and in the manner herein-after expressed during the continuance of this Act, and that it shall be lawful for the secretary at war to place any such paymaster, surgeon, or quartermaster, when unfit for further duty, upon a retired allowance equal to and in lieu of his reduced allowance.

10. And be it enacted, That every paymaster, surgeon, and A Declaration quartermaster of militia, who shall claim under the authority of to be taken by this Act to receive any part of the said allowances, shall, previous

Officers claim

ing the said to receiving the same, and in order to entitle himself thereto, take

Allowances. and subscribe a declaration before some one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in the united kingdom, or before some one of Her Majesty's ministers, secretaries of embassy or of legation, or consuls abroad, in the words or to the effect following; (that is to say,) 'I A. B. do solemnly and sincerely declare, That I was serving as Form of 'paymaster, surgeon, or quartermaster, [as the Case may be,) in Declaration.

of militia at the reduction of the staff of the said militia in one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine : and • that I was not in holy orders during any part of the period for which I now claim to receive an allowance, (that is to say, • from the

day of

one thousand eight hundred .and to the day of

one thousand eight • hundred and

; and that I did not hold or enjoy, nor did any person for me hold or enjoy, during any part of the said

the

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period, any place, office, or employment of profit, civil or military, under the crown, or any other government, besides the • allowance of a day now claimed, except my half pay 'as a

[of the army or navy or marines or of a provisional • battalion formed from the militia, as the case may be, and except my pay and allowances from the

to the • both days inclusive, during which period the

militia was assembled for training and exercise.' Which declaration, so taken and subscribed, shall be produced to the paymaster general of Her Majesty's forces by the paymaster, surgeon, or quartermaster claiming the allowance: Provided always, that any paymaster, surgeon, or quartermaster receiving such allowance, and being on naval or military half pay, or entitled to any allowance as having served in any of Her Majesty's regular forces, or navy, or marines, shall, notwithstanding such militia allowance, be entitled to receive such half

pay or allowance. Out-Pension to 11. And whereas certain non-commissioned officers and drumReduced Non- mers of the militia of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and commissioned Ireland have, on the reduction of the establishment of the disemOfficers and

bodied staff, been placed on the out-pension, although not unfit Drummers not to be received for further service; be it enacted, That no non-commissioned while serving. officer or drummer so placed on pension shall be entitled to receive

the said pension for any period during which he shall be receiving

pay in the militia. Subalterns,

12. And be it enacted, That every paymaster, surgeon, or Mates, &c. to quartermaster on the reduced allowance, and

every

subaltern attend the

officer, surgeon's mate, and assistant surgeon of the militia, who Exercise, &c.

shall be entitled or claiın to be entitled to any allowance as aforesaid, shall regularly attend the exercise and training of the regi. ment, battalion, or corps to which he belongs during the whole of the time it shall be assembled for that purpose, and shall during the said time punctually do and perform his duty as a paymaster, surgeon, quartermaster, subaltern officer, surgeon's mate, or assistant surgeon of such regiment, battalion, or corps, on pain of forfeiting the said allowance, as well as all arrears of the said allowance and of pay; and a certificate of his having so attended and performed his duty, signed by the commanding officer of the regiment, battalion, or corps to which he may belong, shall be

transmitted to the paymaster general by the officer claiming the Commanding allowance : Provided always, that in case any such paymaster,

surgeon, quartermaster, subaltern officer, surgeon's mate, or assisgrant Leave

tant surgeon claiming to be entitled to such allowance, shall by his of Absence

commanding officer be permitted or suffered, for any special cause or unavoidable necessity, to be absent during the whole or any part of such exercise, for which purpose it shall be lawful for such commanding officer to grant such leave of absence, then and in such case it shall be lawful for such paymaster, surgeon, quartermaster, subaltern officer, surgeon's mate, or assistant surgeon,

Officer may

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