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In Georgia and Thirty-second. From Abernathy, Alabama, to Bowdon, in the State of
T hirty-thira. lina.
Coosa county, in said State. Thirty-fourth. From Copperville, Cherokee county, North Carolina, to Aquone, Macon county, North Carolina.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
February 15, 1862.
Chap. LXXIII.-An Act for the relief of the State of Missouri.
Advancement to The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the State of Mis- 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, Condition.
one million dollars in treasury notes, upon the condition that the said State of Missouri deposit with the Secretary of the Treasury of the Con. federate 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 the State of Missouri, 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. To be accounted Sec. 2. That upon the final adjustment of the accounts of the State of for on adjustment of accounts of said Missouri against the Confederate States, the sum hereby advanced shall be State against the deducted from the amount found due to said State. C. S.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
February 15, 1862. CHAP. LXXIV.-An Act supplemental to “ An act to put in operation the Governmen'
- under the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America," approved
May 21st, 1861.
in operation th
Provision to put The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Government under
on the assembling of the Senators elected under the provisions of the the Permanent Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States, according to the direcConstitution. tions contained in the above recited act, it shall be the duty of the Vice
Duty of the President of the Provisional Government to call the Senate to order, Vice President the Provisional "ppo
of appoint a secretary of the Senate for the time being, administer the oath Government to of office to the Senators, and preside over the body until tbe President of call the Senate to the Senate for the time being shall be elected, as provided by the act order, &c.
aforesaid; and in the absence of the Vice President, the oldest Senator Duty of the then present shall perform the duties aforesaid. And on the assembling Congress, under
net of the of the members of the House of Representatives, elected as aforesaid, saido Government under the direction of the act aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the Presito call the House dent of the Congress of the Provisional Government to call the House to to order, &c.
order, appoint a clerk of the House for the time being, administer the oath of office to the members, and preside over the body until a Speaker shall be elected, and in the absence of the President of Congress, tbe oldest member of the House then present sball perform the duties aforesaid.
APPROVED F. bruary 15, 1862.
Feb. 15, 1862.
Chap. LXXV.-An Act to make appropriations for the expenses of government in th
legislative, executive and judicial departments, from the eighteenth of February to the first of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-tro, and for other purposes.
Appropriations for the expenses of
The Congress of the Confederate States of
America do enact, That government from the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the
retary of War.
objects hereafter expressed, from the eighteenth of February to the first of Feb. 18, to April 1, April, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.
1862, and for other
, purposes. . *Legislative.For compensation and mileage of Senators, four thousand Pay and mileage five hundred dollars.
of Senators. For compensation and mileage of members of the House of Represen.
Of m mbers of
de represew the House. tatives, twenty-five thousand dollars.
Executive. For compensation of the President of the Confederate President. States, four thousand dollars.
For compensation of the Vice-President of the Confederate States, one Vice-President. thousand dollars.
: Private secretaFor compensation of the Private Secretary and Messenger of the Presi-,
ina Messenger of the Freske ry and messenger dent, three hundred and fifty dollars.
of the President. For compensation of the Secretary of State, Assistant Secretary of State, Ofice of the Sec
ary of State. Clerks and Messenger, one thousand three hundred and eighty-nine dollars retary and forty-four cents.
For compensation of the Secretary of the Treasury, Assistant Secretary, Office of the SecComptroller, Auditors, Treasurer and Register, and Clerks and Messenger retary of the Treain the Treasury Department, fifteen thousand dollars.
For incidental and contingent expenses of the Treasury Department, two thousand dollars.
For compensation of the Secretary of War, Chief of Bureau, and Office of the SecClerks and Messengers in the War Department, four thousand dollars. retary
For contingent and incidental expenses of the War Department, ten thousand dollars.
For compensation of the Secretary of the Navy, and Clerks and Mes- Office of the Secsengers in his office, three hundred and twenty-five dollars.
retatary of the
Navy. For incidental and contingent expenses of the Navy Department, five hundred dollars. For compensation of the Postmaster General, Chiefs of Bureaus, and Office of the Post
master General. Clerks and Messengers in the Post Office Department, four thousand four hundred and twenty-nine dollars, thirty-eight cents.
For incidental and contingent expenses of the Post-Office Department, two thousand dollars.
For compensation of the Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General. Office of the AtClerks and Messenger in the Department of Justice, one thousand three hundred and fifty-six dollars.
For incidental and contingent expenses of the Department of Justice, , five hundred dollars. For salary of Superintendent of Public Printing and Clerk and Messen. Superintendent
w of Public Printing. ger in his office, six bundred dollars.
For printing for the several Executive Departments of the governmentPrinting. eleven thousand seven hundred dollars.
Judiciary. For salaries of judges, attorneys and marshals, and for inci. Judges, Attordental and contingent expenses of courts, twenty thousand dollars. neys, Marsbals, dc.
War Department.-For the pay of the officers and privates of the army, Officers, &c., of volunteers and militia, in the service of the Confederate States : for quar- the army, supplies
ontecerate States; for qual and transportatermasters' supplies of all kinds, transportation and other necessary tion. expenses, twenty-six million two hundred and ninety-one thousand five hundred and two dollars.
For purchase of subsistence stores and commissary property, four million Subsistence stores, five hundred thousand dollars.
&c. For the ordnance service in all its branches, two million six hundred and Ordnance service. sixty thousand dollars. For the engineer service, sixty-five thousand dollars.
Engineer service For surgical and medical supplies of the army, one hundred and twenty
indred and twenty Surgical and thousand dollars.
Contigencies of For contingencies of the army, sixteen thousand dollars.
Adjutant and In- For the contingent expenses of the Adjutant and Inspector General's spector General's office, including office furniture, stationery, printed blanks for the use of office.
the army, postage, telegraphic dispatches, and so forth, three thousand
three hundred dollars. Nary Department. Navy Department.— For contingent enumerated, ten thousand dollars. Coal.
For coal for steamers, one hundred thousand dollars. Navy yard at For pay of officers and others employed at the navy yard, at Norfolk, Norfolk.
Virginia, tifteen thousand dollars.
For repairs of buildings adjoining the gateway of the navy yard, at
Norfolk, Virginia, five thousand dollars. Commissioners Miscellaneous.-For compensation of three commissioners, appointed under. sequestra under the fourteenth section of the act of August thirtieth, eighteen huntion act.
dred and sixty-one, providing for the sequestration of the estates of alien
enemies, and for the indemnity of citizens of the Confederate States, two Contingent ex- thousand two hundred and twenty dollars. peases of commis
mms for contingent expenses of said commissioners, five hundred dollars. sioners.
Assessors of war For wages of assessors, and for printing, under the act of Congress of tax and printing. August nineteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, providing for a war tax,
one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars Chief collectors For salaries of chief collectors of war tax, under the same, eleven thouof war tax. sand and thirty-three dollars.
Transmission of For transmission of the funds of the Confederate States, one hundred funds.
thousand dollars. Diplomatic For the purchase of diplomatic books for the use of the Department of books.
State, fifteen hundred dollars. Sugar and mo. For the purchase of a year's supply of sugar and molasses for the army, lasses.
one million one hundred and thirteen thousand four hundred dollars. Redemption of For redemption of treasury notes issued under the act of May sixteenth, treasury notes. eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and burned or otherwise rendered unfit for
circulation by the holders, thirty thousand dollars. Bounty to war. For pay of warrant and petty officers, seamen, ordinary seamen, landsrant and petty of- men and boys, and the engineer's department of the nary, as bounty,
**** authorized by act of Congress, approved January sixteenth, eighteen hun
dred and sixty-two, one hundred thousand dollars. Bounty to non. For bounty of fifty dollars to each non commissioned officer, musician commissioned offi: and private, who may enlist for three years or during war, on the basis cers, musicians and privates.
'that one hundred thousand men will enlist, the sun of five millions of
dollars. Transportation For the transportation of the above men from the place of enlistment of men.
to the army, in the field, one million of dollars.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
Cuar. LXXVI.-- An Act to authorize and provide for the organization of the Maryland
Oiganization of The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the Maryland line. all native or adopted citizens of the State of Maryland, who have hereto
fore volunteered, are now in, or may hereafter volunteer in the service of the Confederate States, may, at their option be organized and enrolled into companies, squadrons, battalions and regiments, and with the first Maryland regiment, and sereral companies now in service, into one or more brigades, to be known as the Maryland line ; said organization to be in accordnance with existing laws.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
CHAP. LXXVII.--An Act to relinquish any claim on the part of the government to any
share in certain prizes.
Feb. 15, 1862.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Relinquishment the government of the Confederate States do hereby relinquish all claim on the part of the to any portion of the proceeds of the sale of certain vessels and their oren to 18
sale of certain vessels and their share in certain cargoes captured in the Chesapeake bay and Potomac river, on or about vessels, &c., taken the twenty-ninth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, by George in the Chesapeake M. Hollins, Captain in the Confederate States navy, and certain officers of lin.
bay by Capt. Holthe navy, and priv, te citizens under his command; said prizes having been made without the participation of any vessel of the Confederate States or other government aid.
Approved February 15, 1862.
Chap. LXXVIII.--An Act to fix the rank of certain officers.
Feb. 15, 1862.
The Congress of the Confederate Stotes of America do enact, That Rank of comthe rank of commissioned officers of regiments, battalions, squadrons and
Coe on missioned officers
who continue in companies, who continue in service by re-election in regiments, battalions, service by re-elecsquadrons or companies, organized of troops re-enlisting under the act tion to date from providing for the granting of bounty and furloughs to privates and non
uche to rvates and non, the time of their
original election or commissioned officers in the provisional army, approved December eleventh, a
omber eleventh, appointment. eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and the act supplemental thereto, approved1861, Dec. 11. February third, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, or under the act to pro- 18 vide for the recruiting companies now in the service of the Confederate States for twelve months, approved January twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred 1862, Jan. 29. and sixty-two, shall date from the time of their orginal election or appoint- Proviso. ment: Provided, Such officers shall be re-elected or appointed to offices of the same grade in the same corps.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
62. Feb. 3.
Chap. LXXIX.-An Act to establish judicial courts in certain Indian Territories.
Feb. 15, 1862.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Judicial courts in order to secure the due enforcement of so much of the laws of the Con-established in cer.
in Indian Terri. federate States in regard to criminal offences or misdemeanors, and to civil tori remedies, as is, or may be, in force within the Indian country west west of Missouri and Arkansas, south of Kansas and north of Red river, the country owned and occupied by the Cherokee Nation, as the boundaries of the same District of Chaare defined by treaty between that nation and the Confederate States, is lab-ki, hereby erected into and constituted a judicial district of the Confederate States, for the special purposes and with the jurisdiction in this act and in existing laws and the treaty aforesaid provided, to be called and known as the district of Cha-lah-ki; and the whole country owned and occupied by District of Tushthe Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, as the boundaries of the same are ca-hom-ma. defined by treaty between these nations and the Confederate States, including the country west of the ninety-eighth degree of west longitude, leased by said nations to the Confederate States, is hereby erected into and constituted a judicial district of the Confederate States, for the special purposes and with the jurisdiction in this act and in existing laws, and the treaty aforesaid provided, to be called and known as the Tush-ca-hom-ma district.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the country owned and pos- Certain territory sessed by the Creek Nation, or Muskoki Confederation, all that country to const
o constitute an in
tegral part of the owned and possessed by the Seminole Nation, all that country occupied Cha-lab-kijudicial and held by the Great and Little Osage Tribes of Indians, and all that district.
country occupied by the Quapaws, the Seneca Tribe, formerly known as the Senecas of the Sandusky, and the Senecas and Shawnees, formerly known as the Senecas and Shawnees of Louistown, as the said countries are described and their limits defined in the treaties with the said several nations, tribes and bands of Indians, are hereby annexed to, and shall, for all the purposes of this act, constitute and continue an integral part of the Cha
lah-ki judicial district hereby established. Jurisdiction of SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the jurisdiction of each court the court co-exten- hereinafter created shall be co-extensive with the limits of the district for sive with the limits which
nits which it is created, as such district is bereinafter defined. of the district.
District court to Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That in each of the said two districts be held semi-an- there is hereby created, and shall hereafter be held, semi-annually, a district ! nually in each dis- court of the Confederate States, with such jurisdiction in such matters, trict.
civil and criminal, to such extent and between such parties as is hereinafter
provided. Appointment of Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed by the judges.
President of the Confederate States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate or the Provisional Congress, one judge of the district courts of
the Confederate States for the said Cha-lah-ki and Tush-ca-hom-ma districts, Where to reside. who shall reside permanently in one or the other of said districts, and hold Term of office. his office during the term of four years; and there shall also be appointed
Appointment of marshals and at: one marshal and one attorney for each of said districts, all of whom shall torneys. Term of hold their offices during the term of four years, and reside permanently in office. Residence. their respective districts.
Fees and salary Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the attorneys shall receive the of attorneys. same fees and salary as are now allowed to the district attorneys for the Fees of marshals. western district of Arkansas; and the marshals shall each be entitled to
the same fees as are now allowed to the marshal for the western
district of Arkansas; and each such marshal shall also, in addition, be paid Compensation for two hundred and fifty dollars annually, as a compensation for extra extra services. services.
Judges to ap- Sec 7. And be it further enacted, That the district judge for the Cahpoint clerks and lah-ki and Tush-ca-hom-ma districts shall appoint a clerk and may also be interpreters. interpreter for each Indian language spoken in the district, for each of the
Clerk to act as district courts over which he presides. Each of said clerks shall also be register in chance- the register in chancery, sball hold his office during the pleasure of the ry. Term of office. Where clerks office
diee court, shall keep his office at the place where the court is held, shall receive to be kept the same fees and compensation as are now allowed by law to the clerk of
Fees and com- the district court for the western district of Arkansas, and shall be qualified pensation. in like manner, and perform like duties as the clerks of other district courts Duties. Pay of interpre- of the Confedesate States. Each interpreter shall be employed during the
pleasure of the court, and paid such compensation as the judge shall fix, Qualification and not exceeding three dollars per day, for each day of the session. The bond of marshals. marshals shall give bond and be qualified like the marshals of the Confed
Marsbals, clerks erate States in other districts; and the marshals, clerks and interpreters and interpreters to shall be selected from among the citizens of the Choctaw or Chickasaw be selected from among the citizens. and Cherokee nations, respectively.
Where district Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the district court for the Tushcourts to bo beld. ca-hom-ma district shall be held at Boggy depot in the Choctaw Nation;
and that the district court for the Cha-lab-ki district shall be held at Tahlequah, in the Cherokee Nation, or at the seat of government of the Cherokee Nation, whenever that shall be removed from Tahlequah to any other
point or place. Terms of court; Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the terms of said district court when to be holden. for the district of Cha-lah-ki shall be holden on the first Mondays of March