Field Quartermaster's Handbook: Complete from a Company to a Division

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Page 16 - It shall be the duty of the Secretary of War, of the Secretary of the Navy, and of the Secretary of the Interior to cause and require every contract made by them severally on behalf of the Government, or by their officers under them appointed to make such contracts, to be reduced to writing, and signed by the contracting parties, with their names at the end thereof...
Page 14 - No contract or purchase on behalf of the United States shall be made unless the same is authorized by law, or is under an appropriation adequate to its fulfillment. except in the War and Navy Departments, for clothing, subsistence, forage, fuel, quarters or transportation, which, however, shall not exceed the necessities of the current year.
Page 15 - All purchases and contracts for supplies or services in any of the Departments of the Government, except for personal services, shall be .made by advertising a sufficient time previously for proposals respecting the same when the public exigencies do not require the immediate delivery of the articles or performance of the service.
Page 1 - I found, in brief, that all great nations learned their truth of word, and strength of thought, in war; that they were nourished in war, and wasted by 1 peace; taught by war, and deceived by peace; trained by war, and betrayed by peace ; — in a word, that they were born in war, and expired in peace.
Page 15 - Accounts," for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight: Provided further, That hereafter the purchase of supplies and the procurement of services for all branches of the naval service may be made in open market in the manner common among business men.
Page 1 - The Secretary of War is the regular constitutional organ of the President for the administration of the military establishment of the nation ; and rules and orders publicly promulgated through him must be received as the act of the Executive, and as such be binding upon all within the sphere of his legal and constitutional authority.
Page 2 - ... to render professional aid and assistance to the Secretary of War and to general officers and other superior commanders, and to...
Page 14 - No officer or employee of the United States shall accept voluntary service for the United States or employ personal service in excess of that authorized by law, except in cases of emergency involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.
Page 6 - ... contract or in kind, which may be needed in the movement of troops and material of war. It furnishes all public animals employed in the service of the Army, the forage consumed by them, wagons and all articles necessary for their use, except the equipment of cavalry and artillery. It furnishes clothing, camp and garrison equipage, barracks, storehouses and other buildings ; constructs and repairs roads, railways, bridges ; builds and charters ships...
Page 2 - Corps shall be to prepare plans for the national defense and for the mobilization of the military forces in time of war...

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