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To whom paid. officer, musician, or private, in the army of the Confederate States, shall be
paid to the widow of the deceased, if living; if not, to the children, if any; and in default of widow or children, to the father, if living, and if
not, to the mother of such deceased volunteer. Payment to be
Sec. 2. The pay and allowance due as aforesaid shall be paid by the made by the paymaster, upon the paymaster or proper officer charged with the payment of the troops, to . pay-roll made out the person or persons entitled to the same, or to his or her authorized and certified by agent, attorney, or guardian, upon the pay-roll made out and certified by captain or
come the captain or commanding officer of the company to which the deceased manding officer.
was attached, which pay-roll the captain or commanding officer as afore. said shall make out and deliver to the person or persons entitled to such pay and allowance, or to his, her or their authorized agent, attorney, or guardian, and shall state in such pay-ro!l the name of the deceased volunteer, the company and regiment io which he was attached, and the date of his enlistment and death; and the paymaster or officer to whom said pay-roll shall be directed, shall pay the same according to the tenor thereof, and shall file such pay-roll with the pay-rolls of the army.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
February 15, 1862. Chap. LXXXII.- An Act to provide for the connection of the railroad from Selma, in
Alabama, to Meridian, in Mississippi.
Preamble. WHEREAS, The President in his message of the 17th of December, has
expressed the opinion that the completion of the Mississippi and Ala bama River Railroad, so as to connect Selma, in Alabama, with Meridian, Mississippi, is indispensable for the successful prosecution of the war, in
which opinion Congress fully concurs ; Now, therefore, Advancement to The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That complete the rail, the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to advance to the President tween Selma, Ala and Directors of the Alabama and Mississippi River Railroad Company, bame, and Meri- the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, for the purpose of dian, Mississippi. completing the railroad connection between Selma, in Alabama, and Meri
dian, in Mississippi, upon such terms and conditions as he may deem best to secure the early completion of said railroad connection, and to secure the return of the money so advanced.
APPROVED February 15, 1862.
February 17, 1862. Casp. LXXXIII -An Act te kejine and establish the compensation of members of the
Congress of the Confederale States of America, in reference to mileage.
Mileage allowed The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That to me mbers of in addition to the compensation allowed by law to members of Congress, travelling by other each member for each session shall be allowed eight dollars for every than railroad or twenty miles, actually and necessarily travelled by other than railroad or steamboat tran 3-steamboat transportation, in coming from, and returning to, his place of poriation.
residence from the place where the Congress may assemble, in lieu of the mileage now allowed over said space.
APPROVED February 17, 1862.
CRAP. LXXXIV.-An Act repeal an act therein named.
February 17, 1862
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That , Act of Jan. 22, an act entitled “ An act to provide for raising and organizing, in the State 1862, (See ante, ch.
45,) providing for of Missouri, additional troops for the provisional army of the Confederate
raising troops in States," endorsed, " passed January ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty- Missouri, repealed. two," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
APPROVED February 17, 1862.
CAAP. LXXXV - An Act to provide for the preservation and future publication of the February 17, 1862.
journals of the Provisional Congress, and the proceedings of the Convention which frame i the provisional and permanent Constitutions of the Confederate States.
The Congress of the Confederate. States of America do enact, That Copies to be the President of the Congress be, and he is hereby, authorized and made of the jourinstructed to have prepared, by persons selected by him and sworn to sional Congress secrecy, two copies of the journals of the Provisional Congress, and the and of the proproceedings of the Convention which framed the Provisional and Per-ceedings of tho manent. Constitutions of the Confederate States, which, after having
Convention. been examined by him and certified to be correct, shall be sealed and Verification of endorsed as true and exact copies of the originals.
copies. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That one of the copies of the journals How disposed of. and proceedings aforesaid shall be deposited in the office of the Department of Justice, under the care of the Attorney General, and the other retained by the President of the Congress; and the originals of the Where originals same, similarly sealed and endorsed, shall be deposited with the Secre- to be deposited. tary of State; all of which copies and originals shall be preserved, with Copies and oritheir seals unbroken, until their publication shall be ordered by the ginals to be preCongress of the Confederate States.
seals unknown. APPROVED February 17, 1862.
CHAP. LXXXVI.- An Act to amend “ An act to provide for the safe custody, printing, February 17, 1862.
publication and distribution of the laros, and to provide for the appointnient of an additional clerk in the Department of Justice," approved August fifth, eighteen hundred Act of Aug. 5? and sixty one.
1861, 22, amended
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Laws and resothe laws and resolutions required by said act to be published in the lutions to be pubgazettes, shall be published weekly, for two weeks, instead of weekly for lished in the gaone month; and the compensation therefor shall be two dollars per page, Compensation estimated according to said act, instead of one dollar and a half per allowed. page, as therein provided. SEC. 2. That the third section of said act be so amended as to
Aug. 3, authorize the attorney General to cause three thousand copies of the 1861, & 3 amended. provisional and permanent Constitutions, and of all the acts and resolu- Permanent Con tions and treaties of the Provisional Government of the Confederate stitutions and actr, States which are not secret, to be published in one volume, at the close &c., to be publishof the present session of Congress, arranged, and with marginal notes,
ed in one volume. and indexed, as provided in said act.
Sec. 3. That the volumes published under this act shall be subject, Volumes pub. in every respect, to the provisions of the act of which this is amendatory; lished to be subject except that, if paper of the quality required by the previous act cannot 1861, except as it be obtained, such paper may be used as the Superintendent of the regards paper.
Proviso as to Bureau of Printing may select: Provided, That the Attonery General binding
may postpone the binding in calf until one year after the termination of the present war; and he may cause the volume published under this act [to be] so bound, without regard to the number of pages.
APPROVED February 17, 1862.
Pebruary 17, 1862. Chap. LXXXVII.-An Act to make disposition of negro slaves captured from hostile
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That slaves belonging all negroes who are slaves, belonging to hostile Indians, who are mem60 certain hostile bers or citizens of any one of the tribes of Indians friendly to this livered to the Su-government, and who have been, or may hereafter be, captured by troops perintendent of or persons in the service of the Confederate States, shall be delivered to Indian Afairs west the Superintendent of Indian Affairs west of Arkansas. Notice by Sup't
Sec. 2. That said Superintendent shall carefully inform himself of to Head Chief of the persons and tribes to whom each negro belongs, and shall promptly the tribe.
notify the Executive, or Head Chief of the proper tribe or tribes, to Delivery of de
receive the same, at some convenient place, and shall deliver said negro groes to the Head or negroes, to said Executive, or Head Chief of said friendly tribe or Chief. How long tribes, as captured property, to be held by said tribe or tribes until such to be
provisions and orders shall be made by this government as shall seem
just and wise, and shall take receipts for the same. Sup't to make Sec. 3. That the said Supreintendent shall, at or before the time of out record of the such delivery, make out a record, showing the name and age and value names, ages and of each slave received by him, and shall report the same, and the fact slaves, and report of such delivery, or other disposition of each of said negroes, to the the same to Com-Commissioner of Indian Affairs, together with all the facts of time, missioner of In- place and circumstances of the capture, and by whom captured ; but in
Free negroes no case shall any free negro who is so captured be given up by virtue of captured not to be this act. given up.
APPROVED February 17, 1862.
February 17, 1862. CHAP. LXXXVIII.-An Act to fix the date at which the bounty shall be paid to soldiers
enli-ting for the war.
When bounty to
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That be paid to soldiers the bounty of fifty dollars, allowed by existing laws to soldiers enlisting enlisting for the for the war, or re-enlisting for two years, or recruited, shall be payable
as soon as the volunteer entitled thereto shall have been sworn into the Confederate service, and shall have been pronounced by any surgeon, or assistant surgeon of the Confederate States, after inspection, as being fit and able to do military service.
APPROVED February 17, 1862.
(No. 1.] A resolution authorizing the transfer of funds to foreign parts.
Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That Secretary of the the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to transfer and place on
ized to tran: fer deposit, in the hands of any foreign banker, such amount of money, not funds into the exceeding two millions of dollars, as the public exigencies may require, hands of any furand that he be authorized to make the transfer, by remittance of bills or
eign banker. shipment of produce as he may deem most advantageous.
APPROVED November 26, 1861.
(vo. 2.) A resolution for the relies of the “ Lumberton Guards,” (Company D,) Second December 3, 1961.
Regiment North Carolina Volunteers.
WHEREAS, it appears that the company of volunteers known as Company Premable.
D, of the second regiment of North Carolina volunteers, now serving at Sewell's Point, in Virginia, (having been organized prior to the admission of the State of North Carolina into the Confederacy,) was enlisted for the period of six months only, and has been erroneously enrolled for the period of twelve months;
Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That President autho the President be, and" he is hereby, authorized to discharge the said rized to discharge company at the expiration of six months from the period when they Guards." 24 reziwere sworn in and mustered into the service of North Carolina, accord- ment N. C. voluning to the terms of their enlistment as aforesaid.
APPROVED December 3, 1861.
[No. 3.) A resolution of thanks to Major General Sterling Price, and the officers and December 3, 1861.
soldiers under his command, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the present war.
Be it resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, Thanks of Con. That the thanks of the people of the Confederate States are eminently gre-s tendered in due, and are hereby tendered, to Major General Sterling Price, and the Major General Missouri army under his command, for the gallant conduct they have Missouri army undisplayed throughout their service in the present war, and especially for der his command the skill, fortitude and courage by which they gained the brilliant achievement at Lexington, Missouri, resulting, on the twentieth day of September last, in the reduction of that town and the surrender of the entire Federal army there employed.
Be it further resolved, That a copy of this resolution be communicated Resolution t be by the President to General Price, and, through him, to the army then communicated. under his command.
APPROVED December 3, 1861
Dee. 6, 1861.
(No. 4.] Resolutions of thanks to Major General Leonidas Polk, Brigadier General
Gideon J. Pillow, Brigadier General Benjamin F. Cheatham, and the officers and sol. diere under their command, for gollant and distinguished services in the present war.
Preamble. WHEREAS, Under the Providence of God, the valor of the soldiers of
the Confederate States has added another glorious victory, achieved at Belmont, in the State of Missouri, on the seventh day of November last, to those which had been so graciously vouchsafed to our arms, whereby the reduction of Columbus, in the State of Kentucky, has been prevented, and the contemplated descent of the enemy down the
Mississippi river effectually stayed ; Therefore Thanks of Con. Be it resolved, by the Congress of the Confederate States of America,
Costendered to That the thanks of Congress are most heartily tendered to Major General Brig. Generals Pil Leonidas Polk, Brigadier General Gideon J. Pillow, Brigadier General low an 1 Cheatham Benjamin F. Cheatham, and the officers and soldiers of their gallart and to the officers commands, for the desperate courage they exhibited in sustaining for and &uldiers under their command. several hours, and under most disadvantageous circumstances, an attack
by a force of the enemy greatly superior to their own, both in numbers and appointments; and for the skill and gallantry by which they converted what at first threatened so much disaster, into a triumphant victory.
Resolved, further, That these resolutions are intended to express what is believed to be the grateful and admiring sentiment of the whole people
of the Confederacy. Resolut ons to be Resolved further, That they be communicated to the commands of communicated. Major General Polk, Brigadier General Pillow, and Brigadier General
Cheatham, by the proper department of the government.
APPROVED December 6, 1861.
Doo. 14, 1851. (No.5] A resolution to make an advance to the State of South Carolina, on account of
her claims against the Confederate States.
Advance to the The Congress of the Confederate States of America do resolve, That State of South Car: the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars be, and is hereby, ber claims against appropriated, as an advance on account of any claims of the State of t). C. 8. South Carolina upon the Confederate States; and that the same be paid
to such person as may be authorized by the Legislature of South Carolina to receive the same.
APPROVED December 14, 1861.
Doo. 16, 1361. [No. 6.] A resolution appointing John D. Morris, of Kentucky, a receiver under the act
of sequestration, approred August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.
John D. Morris, The Congress of the Confederate States of America do resolve, That * Kentucky, ap. John D. Morris, appointed by the government of Kentucky, as their printed a receiver under the seques
special commissioner, to secure the co-operation of the Confederate States tration act of Aug. in the sequestration of the property, effects and credits of certain banking 30, 1661. corporations of the said State, be hereby clothed with the powers of a
receiver, under the act for the sequestration of the property of alien enemies, approved thirtieth of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, throughout the Confederate States, and as such, he alone be authorized to ascertain, seize and sequestrate the property, effects and credits of all the banking corporations, of the said State, that may have made loans,