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of removal, free of said officer, musician or private may have been lawfully removed, shall be @dditional postago. forwarded to the person to whom directed, at the post-office nearest which

he may have been removed, free of additional postage. Pre-payment of SEC. 3. That on letters transmitted by a member of Congress, with his postagent requir- official signature endorsed on the same, pre-payment of postage shall not ed on letters sont ty members of be required, but the same may be paid on delivery of the letters thus Congress. transmitted.

Peualty for vio- Sec. 4. Any person attempting to violate the provisions of this act lating this act. shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall forfeit and pay the sum of

twenty dollars, to be recovered before any justice of the peace having cognizance thereof.

APPROVED July 29, 1861.

July 31, 1861.

Crap. III.-- An act further to amend an act entitled "An act to establish the judicial

courts of the Confederate States of America."

conrt, in January

Repeal of 80 The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That much of the a

so much of the act approved March sixteen, eighteen hundred and sixtyMarch 16, 1801, cb. 01, as directs the one, entitled "An act to establish the judicial courts of the Confederate holding of a session States of America," as directs the holding of a session of the supreme of the supreme court of the Confederate States in January next, be, and the same is 18C2.

das hereby repealed; and no session of the supreme court shall be held until When the court that court shall be organized under the provisions of the permanent Conto be held. stitution of the Confederate States, and the laws passed in pursuance

thereof. Vrits of error Sec. 2. All writs of error and appeals taken or prosecuted from the and appeal from district courts of the Confederate States, prior to the organization of the district court, before orsanization supreme court, under the permanent Constitution, shall be made returnaof supreme court, ble on the second Monday of the first term to be held by the supreme when returnable. court, after its establishment under the permanent Constitution.

Ly whom 2nd Sec. 3. It shall be lawful for the clerks of the several district courts to how issued.

issue writs of error under the seal of said district courts, returnable to the supreme court, in the same manner, as nearly as may be, as the clerk of the supreme court may, by law, issue such writs, and with the same force

and effect as if issued by said clerk of the supreme court. Jurisdiction of Sec. 4.] The jurisdiction of the district courts of the Confederate States, district courts un der the revenue

es una shall extend to all cases in law or equity arising under the revenue laws of 12w3.

the Confederate States, for which other provisions are not already made by law; and, if any person shall receive any injury to his person or property, for, or on account of any act by him done, under any law of the Confederate States, for the protection or collection of the revenue, he shall be entitled to maintain suit for damage therefor, in the district court of the Confederate States, under whose jurisdiction the party doing the injury may reside.

APPROVED July 31, 1861.

August 1, 1861. Chap. IV.-An act rclative to money deposited in the registries and receirers of the

courts.

Moneys bereto- The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That fore paid into the olm

to all moneys heretofore paid into the registries and receivers of the several oeivers of the courts of the United States, formerly existing in these Confederate States, shall be deposited in the treasury of the Confederate States; and it shall courts, to be withbe the duty of the judges of the several courts of the Confederate States, drawn and deposinow having jurisdiction over the disposal of the said sums of money, to led i withdraw the same from the registries and receivers of the courts, and pay the amount thereof to the Secretary of the Treasury.

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Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to issue, Secretary of the in lieu of the amounts of money paid to him as aforesaid, an equal amount

Treasury to issue

bunds in lieu of in bonds of these Confederate States, bearing interest at five per centum the moneys withper annum, divided into such suis as shall be required by the judges drawn. making the payment; the capital and interest of said bonds being made payable only when payment thereof shall be ordered by a decree of the court baving jurisdiction over the disposal thereof. Said bonds shall be made payable to the order of the judge of the court by whom the pay- When, and to ment is made into the treasury, and of his successors in office; and it

coessors in offi.n. and it whom he bonds shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to make payment of

made payable. said bonds and all accruing interest, on demand and presentation thereof, accompanied by a duly certified copy of the order of court directing such payment.

Sec. 3. That all sums of money deposited in the registries and receiv- Moneys hereafers of the several courts of these Confederate States, or that may hereafter ter. deposited, rebe so deposited, shall, if remaining undisposed of during six months from ed of; to be like.

maining undisposthe date of the deposite, be transferred in like manner as is above pro-wisé transferred, vided, to the treasury of the Confederate States, and be replaced by bonds &c. to be issued in like manner, and payable on the like terms and conditions, in all respects, as provided in the second section of this act.

APPROVED August 1, 1861.

CHAP. V.-An act to authorize the distribution of the proceeds of the sale of the A. B. Aurnst 1. 1861.

* Thompson, condemned as a prize.

pinned as a prze,

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Proceeds of the the proceeds of the sale of the ship A. B. Thompson, taken by the Con- sale of the ship A.

B. Thompson, confederate States ship of war, the Lady Davis, and condemned as a prize, a under a decree of the Confederate States court, for the district of South to be distributed. Carolina, when paid into the treasury, shall be distributed by the Secretary of the Navy, according to the provisions of the act of the United States of April twenty-third, eighteen hundred, entitled “ An act for the better government of the navy of the United States," and made of force by an act of the Congress of the Confederate States, of February ninth, eighteen bundred and sixty-one, entitled “An act to continue in force certain laws of the United States of America,” rating captain Elliott and his detachment-declared joint captors by the said decree-as marines, according to their respective ranks.

APPROVED August 1, 1861.

CHAP. VI.-- An act to amend "An act to establish the judicial courts of the Confederate August 1, 1861.

States of America."

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Mileage allowed the provision in the thirty-first section of the "Act to establish the judicial district attorneys,

* Act of 1861, ch. courts of the Confederate States of America,” which allows mileage to 61,831, ante p. 81. the district attorney, shall be modified to read as follows, namely: " and when there are two or more divisions in the district for which he is ap

pointed, he shall be allowed mileage at the rate of ten cents per mile, for going to and returning from the court which is most distant from his place of residence; to be computed on the most usual line of travel.”

APPROVED August 1, 1861.

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August 2, 1861. Chap. VII.--An act to make provision for the care of supplies for the sick and

wounded. Secretary of War The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That to appoint clerk to the Secretary of War shall forth with appoint a clerk in the office of the

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ng Surgeon General, to take charge of all hospital supplies and other articles for the sick and which may be contributed for the use of the sick and wounded; and the Founded. same to dispose of, according to the wishes of the contributors, under the Salary. direction of the medical department of the army; the salary of the said

clerk not to exceed one thousand dollars; and the said clerk shall be Place for the safe authorized, under the direction of the Surgeon General, to procure and fit keeping, &c., of the up a proper place for the safe keeping and proper disposal of the said

articles.

APPROVED August 2, 1861.

articles.

August 2, 1861. CHAP. VIII.-An act to proride for an additional field officer to volunteer battalions,

---- and for the appointment of assistant adjutants general for the provisional forces.

Act 1861, March Be it enacted by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 6. ch. 26:7 8, P. That the eighth section of the act of March sixteenth, eighteen hundred 46, amended.

e and sixty-one, “to provide for the public defence," be, and the same is Certain battalions hereby, so far amended that whenever battalions of volunteers in the of volunteers al-service of the Confederate States shall consist of not less than six compalowed two field of- nice there may be allo

Idol-nies, there may be allowed, in the discretion of the President, to each ficers. Rank of officers. battalion so constituted, two field officers, one with the rank of lieutenant

colonel and the other with the rank of major. Assistant auju. Sec. 2. That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint tants general may for the voluntoon fornas

may for the volunteer forces in the Confederate service, as many assistant be appointed for volunteer forces. — adjutants general as the service may require, whose rank shall corresTheir rank and pond with the rank of the assistant adjutants general in the regular pay.

army, and who shall receive the same pay and allowances, according to their respective grades.

APPROVED August 2, 1861.

August 2. 1861. CHAP. IX.-- An Act to extend the provisions of an act entitled " An act to prohibit the ex

portatim of cotton from the Confederate States, except through the seaports of said States, and to punish persists offending therein," approved May trenty-one, eighteet hundred and sixty-one.

Act of 1861, May The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That ing exportation of

abier the provisions of the above recited act be, and the same are hereby excotton, except, &c., tended, and made applicable to the exportation of tobacco, sugar, rice, extended to other molasses, syrup and naval stores, from the Confederate States, from and articles.

after the tenth day of August next.

APPROVED August 2, 1861.

Char. X.-An Act to amend an act entitted “ An act to make further provisions for the August 3, 1861.

public defence," approved eleventh May, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one; and
to amend an act entitled “An act to increase the military establishment of the Confede-
rate States ;'' and to amend the "Act for the establishment and organization of the army
of the Confederate States of America."

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Amendment of the third section of the act entitled "An act to make further provision certain acts. for the public defence," approved eleventh May, one thousand eight.00: May , Ch.

nce," approved eleventh May, one thousand eight 8, 23, p. 106. hundred and sixty-one, be amended by striking out of said section the 1861, May 16, oh. words, “ detailed from the regular army;" and further, that the ninth 22, % 9, p. 115. section of the act entitled "An act to increase the military establishment of the Confederate States," and to amend the “Act for the establishment and organization of the army of the Confederate States of America," approved sixteenth May, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, be amended, by adding thereto the following clause : "and that the President may, in his discretion, upon the application and President may recommendation of a major general, or brigadier general, appoint from appoint civilians as civil life persons to the staff of such officer, who shall have the same is

staff officers. Their rank and pay as if appointed from the army of the Confederate States.”

APPROVED August 3, 1861.

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Chap. XI.- An Act to amend an act in relation to the issue of treasury notes.

August 3, 1861.

WHEREAS, By an act of Congress, approved the ninth March, one Preainble.

thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to issue certain treasury notes in lieu of a first issue of such notes; and it is provided that the whole issue shall at no time exceed one million of dollars; and it is deemed advisable now to remove the restriction : [Therefore]

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Treasury notes the other treasury notes authorized to be issued by the Secretary of the autooney sur

authorized by the Treasury, under the provisions of the said act, may be issued by him at 9. oh any time, with the approbation of the President, either before or after may be issued at the calling in of the first notes : Provided, That the whole issue out- any time. standing at any one time shall not exceed two millions of dollars.

APPROVED August 3, 1861.

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CHAP. XII.-- An Act to amend "An act to provide revenue from commodities imported August 3, 1861.

from foreign countries," approved May twenty-one, one thousand eight hundred and -sixty-one.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Amendment of the following alterations and amendments be and the same are hereby the act of May 21,

1861, ch. 44, to promade to the “Act to provide revenue from commodities imported from vide foreign countries," approved May twenty-one, one thousand eight hun- imports. dred and sixty-one, to-wit: That the words “ carbonate of soda,” and the words “ paving and roofing tiles and bricks, and roofing slates and fire bricks," in schedule C of said act, be and the same are hereby stricken out of and repealed in said schedule, and that in the same schedule C, in the enumeration of the various kinds of iron, after the word “ slabs,” the words "sheet or other form," are hereby inserted and made part of said schedule; and in schedule D of said act, the terms “ lac sulphur,” and “sulphur, flour of,” be, and the same are hereby,

stricken out of and repealed in said schedule. And the terms “terra japonica and catechu" are hereby transferred from schedule D to schedule E, they being considered in commerce as the same articles of merchandize as cutch, which is enumerated in schedule E of said act.

APPROVED August 3, 1861.

August 3, 1861. Cap. XIII.-- An Act to amend an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the

support of the navy, for the year ending fourth February, eighteen hundred and sixtytroo."

Act of 1861,March The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the 15, ch. 55. making eighth item of said act be so amended that thirty thousand dollars be appropriations for the support of the eau

deducted from the appropriation of fifty-four thousand three hundred and navy, amended. sixty-three dollars therein made for the pay of officers and others at the .. Appropriation for navy yard at Pensacola, and be appropriated to the same objects at the the pay of officers nevyvond at Narfall and others at the navy yard at Norfolk. navy yard at Nor APPROVED August 3, 1861. folk.

August 5, 1861. CAAP. XIV.--- An Act to proride for the safe custody, printing, publication and distribue

- tion of the laws, and to provide for the appointment of an additional clerk in the De

partment of Justice.

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Bills and resolu. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That tions to be deposit- all bills and resolutions passed by the Congress and approved and signed

sent by the President, or which may otherwise become laws, shall be deposited of Justice.

in the Department of Justice, and the originals carefully preserved in said

Department. Publication of. SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the attorney general, as soon as conve. in the public ga- niently may be, after he shall receive the same, to select from the laws,

orders and resolutions passed at each session, such as may be of a public nature, and as in his judgment, require early publication, and cause the same to be inserted, weekly, for one month, in one public gazette published at the seat of government in each State, and shall also publish all the laws

in two gazettes published at the capital of the Confederate States; and Compensation the compensation for this publication shall not exceed one dollar and & for publishing. half per page, estimated according to Little and Brown's edition of the

laws of the United States. Laws and reso. Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the attorney general, at the close of each lutions and treaties gession of Congress, to cause all the laws and resolutions having the force to be published at of laws, and all treaties entered into by the Confederate States, to be pubsession.

" lished under the supervision of the superintendent of public printing. The Arrangement laws shall be arranged in the order of their date; shall have marginal

notes to each section ; shall be fully indexed; and shall be published to Number of copies, the number of three thousand copies, in a style equal in execution and style, paper and upon paper equal" in quality to the edition of the laws of the United binding.

States, as annually published by Little and Brown ; they shall be bound

in pamphlet, in a style not inferior to that in which the laws published by Number to be Little and Brown are bound annually; and one thousand copies thereof bound.

shall be preserved to be bound in calf, in a solid and substantial manner, as often as the number of pages shall be sufficient to form a volume of not

less than eight hundred nor more than one thousand pages. And whenIndex. ever the volumes are thus bound, a new index shall be made, comprising

the contents of the whole volume thus bound.

SEC. 4. The printing of the laws, as required by the foregoing section,

the close of

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