Estimates for the support of the Government.
The Secretary of the Treasury
has submitted to Congress his estimates of the appropriations necessary for the support of the Government
from July 1st to December 31st, 1863, and last night they were passed by the House
The estimates are as follows:
|Executive salary of President, &c.||24,125.00|
|Department of Justice||775,488.38|
|Post Office Department|
In looking over the estimates is detail we find some interesting statement of . To support one regiment of light artillery (10 companies) six months it costs $405,781. A regiment of cavalry for the same time costs $817,871; and a regiment of infantry for the same length of time costs . The cost of supporting 250 Generals
, 400 Alas., 163 Brigade Quartermasters, 750 Brigade Commissioner
500 chaplains and which is the field and staff is . This includes wagons, horse, stationery, for , for the officers.
The salaries of our Ministers, Commissioners
, Consul, and Commercial agents abroad for the half year $45,152. The salaries and of Senators
is $47,000 for the six months, and of the members of the house $200,424.