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ments, including outstanding bills, and to meet expenditures to the and for defences of first of April next, for the defences of the Mississippi river; to be the Mississippi

river. expended under the direction of the Navy Department, according to the hive estimate of the Secretary of the Navy of the twelfth December, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

APPROVED January 27, 1862.

Char. LIII.-An Act to establish an assay office at New Orleans.

Jan. 27, 1862.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Appointment of the President is authorized to appoint an assayer at New Orleans, whose assayer at Now Orduty it shall be to assay and certify the fineness and value of such gold fans. and silver as may be submitted to him to be assayed.

Sec. 2. The said assayer shall execute a bond to the Confederate Bond. States, with sufficient sureties, in such sum as shall be approred by the Secretary of the Treasury, to discharge the duties of his office, and shall Oath. take oath faithfully to discharge the same, and to support the constitution of the Confederate States; whereupon the Secretary of the Treasury shall place in his charge and subject to his use, so much of the nint To have charge,

of the pilt edifice, edifice at New Orleans, and of the tools and implements therein, as the said Secretary shall deem proper for the said office; subject, however, to be returued whenever it may be deemed expedient for the general purposes of the mint.

Sec. 3. The whole expense of the assaying establishment shall be To defray esdefrayed by the assayer; and in order to defray the same and to receive

ay the same and to receive penis softh assay. a reasonable compensation for his services, he shall be entitled to retain Compensation. from all metals or ores submitted to him for assay, such seignorage or charge as will enable him to receive an annual salary not exceeding three thousand dollars.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of such assayer to keep in good order the T keep in good rooms or buildings, tools and other property, and to restore the same to of

and to restore the come to order the buildings

Wando herj roperly. the Confederate States in like condition ; he shall hold his office for two "Tenure of office. years, and may employ under him, at such rates as he may agree upon, May employ such workmen and inferior officers as he may see fit.

wrkmen and in

ferior officers. Sec. 5. The said assayer shall, from time to time, as he may be required Repito of his by the Secretary of the Treasury, make an accurate report of all pro- proceedings.. ceedings at his office in such form as may be required by the said Secre-. Assiler, bis su

bordinates, &c., tary; and he and his officers and subordinates shall, at all times, be subject to such orders and regulations as said Secretary may, from time the Societary of to time, make or direct.

the Treasury. APPROVED January 27, 1862.

ect to orders of

Caap. LIV.-An Act to authorize the change of the names of vessels in certain cases.

Jan. 27. 1862.

· The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Change of names it shall be lawful for the purchaser of any vessel, sold under a decree of of vessels. court as prize of war, to alter the name thereof, and to bestow on the same such name as he may deem proper; which change of name shall be duly certified, on the papers and titles of such vessel, by the collector of the port where such sale was made.

APPROVED January 27, 1862.

Jan. 27, 1862.

CHAP. LV.-An Act to provide for recruiting companies now in the serrice of the Con.

federate States for twelve months.

Recruiting of the Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That companies of vol. all companies of volunteers, now in the service of the Confederate States unteers now in the service for twelve under enlistment for the term of twelve months, may be recruited by in onths.

enlisting, or receiving volunteers for three years or the war, to a number

not to exceed one hundred and twenty-five, rank and file, and companies Companies re- so recruited shall, at the expiration of the term of service of the origicruited may elect nal company elect their commissioned officers; and vacancies thereafter their commissioned officers.

woudem occurring in the commissioned offices of such companies, shall be filled Vacancies, how by promotion of said commissioned officers, except that vacancies in the Gllel.

lowest grade of such offices, shall be filled by election. Oficers and pri- Sec. 2. The colonel or commanding officer of the several regiments, Fates may be de- battalions and squadrons enlisted for twelve months as aforesaid, may tailed to recruit for companies. Enti- detail one commissioned officer and not exceeding two privates of each tled to transporta- company, to recruit for their respective companies, and the officers and tion.

privates so detailed, shall be entitled to transportation while so engaged,

unty and the recruits so enlisted shall be entitled to pay, transportation and of enlisted recruits. subsistence from the time and place of enlistment, together with the sum

of fifty dollars, as a bounty, upon joining their respective companies. Original volun- SEC. 3. The original volunteers, in such companies, re-enlisting, teers may re-enlist in the companies according anies according to the terms of the act entitled “An act providing for the

the to be recruited. granting of bounty and furloughs to privates and non-commissioned offi

cers in the provisional army, may re-enlist in, and form a part of the companies to be recruited as herein provided; and when all the companies composing the regiment, battalion, or squadron as aforesaid, shall by recruiting as aforesaid, or by re-enlistment and recruiting, as aforesaid, have attained at the date of the expiration of the term of service of the

orig.nal companies, the number required by law for a company, the To what number number and designation of such regiment, battalion, or squadron, may companies may be continue, or such of said companies as are complete at that date, may recruited.

reorganize into new regiments, battalions, or squadrons, or attach themselves to other regiments, battalions or squadrons; and in all such cases the field officers shall be elected, and vacancies thereafter occurring in such field offices shall be filled by promotion, as directed by the act aforesaid.

Sec. 4. Companies organized by re-enlisted twelve months volunteers, under the act aforesaid, may be recruited to the number of one hundred and twenty-five, in the manner prescribed in the second section of this

act. When the recruit- Sec. 5. Where, at the date of the expiration of the term of service ed men of one com- of the original company, the number of recruits and enlisted men may pany may combine

its of not amount to the minimum number required for a company, the recruited other companies so men may combine with recruits of other companies in like situation, so as to form com- as to form complete companies; and in default of such combinations, the pleto companies... said recruits may be assigned or distributed to other companies, from the

When recruits sara reculus way be assigned or un may be assigned to State in which such recruits were enlisted. other companies. Sec. 6. The Secretary of War shall make all needful rules, to carry this act into effect."

try into effect the foregoing provisions.

APPROVED January 27, 1862.

with the recruits of

Rules to carry

Jan. 27, 1863.

CHAP. LVI -An Act for the relief of the State of Missouri.

Advancement of The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That $1,000,000 in Trea- the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to issue to the State of Missouri, upon the application of the fund commissioners for said State, sury notes to the one million dollars in treasury notes, upon the condition that the said State of Missouri,

Condition. State of Missouri deposit with the Secretary of the Trcasury of the con Confederate States an equal sum in the bonds of the State of Missouri, authorized to be issued under an act of the Legislature of said State, entitled “ An act to provide for the defence of said State, and for other purposes," which bonds shall be held by the Secretary of the Treasury until the accounts of the State of Missouri for advances made for military purposes are adjusted as Congress may direct.

Sec. 2. That upon the final adjustment of the accounts of the State. Advancement to of Missouri against the Confederate States, the sum hereby advaneed deducted from

st the Confederate states, the sum hereby advaneed amount found due shall be deducted from the amount found due to said State.

said State on settleSec. 3. The sum hereby appropriated shall be applied by the State of ments. Missouri to the payment of troops in the service of the said State prior to plied

How to be aptheir muster into the Confederate service.

APPROVED January 27, 1862.

CRAP. LVII.-An Act to amend an act supplemental to an act to establish the judicial Jan. 29, 1862. courts of the Confederate States of America, approved May twenty-first, eighteen hun-dred and sixty-one.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Firs

the act the first section of the above entitled 'act be, and the same is hereby, revealed.

of May 21, 1861, repealed ; and to the end that the causes mentioned in said first section of the act to which this act is an amendment, may be brought to trial without unnecessary expense and delay, it shall be lawful for the iudges. Julges of dig. of the several district courts to interchange with each other temporarily.

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temporarily, interchange with and the judge, whose interest in, or connection with, the causes afore- each other temposaid, pending in the district court in which he presides, renders him rarily. incompetent to try such causes, shall request such interchange with the judge of an adjoining district, and the judge so requested shall, without delay, enter upon such interchange; and the acts and decisions of judges Decisions of 80 presiding by interchange with each other shall be as valid as if done judges,, presiding and performed in the districts for which they were severally appointed. change, made

inted by such interSEC. 2. The judges so presiding by interchange, as aforesaid, shall valid. cause it to be entered on the records of the courts in which they so pre- Interchan

be entered on the side, that such interchange has been made according to this act.

APPROVED January 29, 1862.

records of the courts.

CHAP. LXVIII.-An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the public January 29, 1862.

defence," approved March sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Act of March 6, the act entitled " An act to provide for the public defence," approved 1861

public Defence" androved 1861, limiting the sixth March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, be, and the same is militia may be

term for which the hereby, so amended that the provisions of the second section of said called into service, act, limiting the term for which the militia may be called into service, not to apply to

men drafted by the to a period not exceeding six months, shall not apply to men drafted States

rated States and furninto service by the several States, and furnished by said States to the ished to the ProsiPresident, for service for three years or during the war, in response to dent on h

sition. requisitions made upon said States according to law.

APPROVED January 29, 1862.

ani

January 29, 1862.

CAAP. LIX.-An Act to aid the State of Kentucky, and for other purposes.

Appropriation The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That for raising and or the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to issue to the State of ganizing troops in ko Kentucky and sup-entucky, upon the app

D. Kentucky, upon the application of the Governor and Council of the plying same wib Provisional Government of said State, the sum of two millions of dollars clothing, &c.

in Treasuary potes, to be expended by said Governor and Council in raising and organizing, for the Confederate service, troops in said State, supplying the same with clothing, subsistence, transportation, arms and

ammunition. Governor to Sec. 2. The sum appropriated by the first section of this act is to be muke estimates be drawn from the Treasury of the Confederate States, by the Governor of

Kentucky, with the approval of the President of the Confederate States, treasury.

from time to time, and in such sums as the Governor of Kentucky may need to carry out the objects of this appropriation, the Governor filing, before making his requisitions upon the Treasury, with the Secretary of War, estimates showing the purposes and objects to which said sums of money are to be applied.

APPROVED January 29, 1862

sitions pont

January 30, 1862. Char. LX.-An Act to transfer funds from the Quartermaster's to

the Ordnance

rtment.

master's to the

Tran fer of fu ds The Congress of the Confederate Slales of Americu do enact, That from the Quarter- three millions of dollars of the sum · heretofore appropriated to the ser

bebbre vice of the Quartermaster's Department and yet unemployed be, and the Ordnance Depart

same is hereby, transferred and appropriated to the service of the Ordnance Department.

APPROVED January 30, 1862.

ment.

February 3. 1862. ('HAP. LXI. 'n Act to explain an art entitled An act to amend an act entitled . As

act t. establish a Putent Office, and to provide for the granting ad ineue of parents for wew and u ejul discoveries, inven'ions, improvements and desig. 8,'uppruced May roenty first, eighteen huadı ed aud sixty-one.

How act of May The Congress of the Confederate Stutes of America do enact, That 21, 1861, in rulu the act passed by the Congress, entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled tion to U. 8. p teuttu be con

an act tu establish a Patent Office, and to provide for the granting and issue

. struel,

patents, for new and useful discoveries, inventions, improvements and desigus," approved May twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, be construed and understood as if the words “be deposited ” occurred in the ei,hteenth line of the enrolled act, the title whereof is given and set forth fully in this act; the said words " be deposited,” to be placed and read next after the word " necessary” in said line.

APPROVED February 3, 1862.

February 3. 1862. CHAP. LXII.-An Act supplemental to an act entilled An act providing for the grapi

ing eit bounty and furloughs to privutes and non-commissioned officers in the proriejunal army.

Bounty and fur. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That lough allowed to the provisions of the above entitled act, so far as the same are applicable to re-enlistment of twelve months volunteers, be, and the same are State troops who hereby, extended to troops now in the service of any State for a term terer

of one tota fara torm re-enlist in the

service of the C. S. not less than three months, who may re-enlist in the service of the Confederate States, according to provisions of said act, for a term which, added to their present term of service, may amount to three years.

APPROVED February 3, 1862.

Caap. LXIII.- An Act to authorize certain financial arrangements at the Treasury.

February 3, 1862

WHEREAS, by the act entitled “An act supplementary to an act to Preamble.

authorize the issue of treasury notes, and to provide a war tax for their redemption,” approved December twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, treasury notes to an amount not exceeding thirty millions of dollars were authorized to be converted into bonds bearing interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum, which bonds should, at the option of the holders be re-convertt[a]ble into treasury notes; but no appropriation of treasury notes to be exchanged for said bonds, was made; Now,

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Treasury notes any treasury notes in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, are a

herwise annronristed are may be applied by

al Secretary of Treahereby appropriated, and may be applied by the Secretary of the Treasury sury to redemption to the redemption of the said bonds.

of certain bonds. SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose of providing Appropriation

rovide coin for such coin as may be required for the use of the government, the sum of

the government. two millions of dollars is hereby appropriated, to be drawn and applied by the Secretary of the Treasury from time to time, as the public exigencies may require.

APPROVED February 3, 1862.

CAAP. LXIV.-An Act making appropriations for the payment of certain interest due, February 3, 1862. severally, to the banks at Memphis on advances made by them to dlajor General Leoni. das Polk, for the benefit of the public service.

WAEREAS, it appears from the communication of the President of the Preamble.

Confederate States of America, of the eleventh of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, that the following sums are respectively due to certain banks in the city of Memphis, Tennessee, for interest due on certain moneys by them advanced to Major General Leonidas Polk, for the interest of the public service, viz: Bank of West Tennessee, two thousand seven hundred and sixty dollars and ninety-four cents; Bank of Memphis, one thousand fifty dollars ; Branch of Union Bank, one thousand three hundred dollars and sixty-six cents; Branch of State Bank, six hundred and sixty-four dollars; and Planters Bank, six hundred and ninety dollars and eighty-three cents, amounting in the aggregate to the sum of six thousand four hundred and sixty-six and forty-three one hundredths dollars, the account of which, as being due to said banks, respectively, as above set forth, is approved by Major General Leonidas Polk, and its payment recommended by himself and the Secretary of War; Therefore,

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Appropriation to there be appropriated out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise by

se the banks at Memappropriated, for the year ending on the eighteenth day of February, pbis. eighteen hundred and sixty-two, the sum of six thousand four hun.

nterest due

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