from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Roman Catholic or a Roman Catholic priest.
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Goldthwait, Joseph, Jr., appointed com - missary to provide for the troops iu Boston, ix.
After giving your Excellency this good news it is with the most pain - full sensations that I represent the state of the com - missary department; and how an army is to be kept on foot another campaign if matters continue as at present I cannot conceive.
Subsistence for enlisted men and bandsmen shall be furnished in kind by the com - missary general, unless otherwise directed by the commander - in-chief, when troops are on duty under sections one hundred and forty-one, one hundred and forty-two, one hundred and fifty-one, one hundred and fifty-two and one hundred and sixty, and the necessary cost thereof shall be paid from the appropriation for pay and allowances.
In times of peace, unless otherwise directed by the commander in chief, the adjutant general shall be inspector general, quartermaster general, com - missary general and chief of ordnance.
And the said Commissary shall make out a bill of parcels of the stores so delivered, specifying therein the quantities, prices and amount of such articles, dated and signed by him the said Com - missary, and delivered with the articles; and also shall take a receipt of the person to whom he delivers them, on the back of such returns, in the following form — Mutatis viutandis, viz. Massachusetts-Store, at The Day of A.D.