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annum. And there shall be one messenger, at an annual salary of Messenger. five hundred dollars.
To the Department of Justice there shall be an Assistant Attorney Assistant Attorney General, at a salary of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum, and the Department of one clerk, whose annual salary shall be twelve hundred dollars, and ..
Justice, and their salalso a messenger, at a salary of five hundred dollars.
Messenger. Sec. 2. The annual salaries of the Assistant Secretary of State, the ant Secretary of state Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, the Comptroller, the Auditor, the and of the Treasury,
and Chiefs of Bureaus Register, and the Treasurer, shall each be the sum of three thousand in the Treasury De dollars per annum.
partment. Sec. 3. The President of the Confederate States of America is hereby Officers in Prest authorized to appoint or employ in bis official household the following dent's household, and
18 omcial household the following their salaries. officers, to-wit: one private secretary, at an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars, and one messenger, at an annual salary of five hun. dred dollars.
Sec. 4. And be it further enncted, That the Secretaries of State, Increase of clericed Treasury, War, Navy, Attorney General, and Postmaster General, are force in the several
a departments. hereby authorized to employ such other clerical force in their respective departments as the exigencies of the public service may absoluteiy require, being limited in the compensation to the lower grade of salary for clerks provided for in this bill; they are also empowered to
- Laborers may bo employ such laborers for their respective offices as may be required, he employed for the not exceeding one for each of the executive departments, and whose Departments; thele
ve departments, ana waose compensation. compensation shall not exceed one dollar and fifty cents per day.
APPROVED March 7, 1861.
CHAP. XXXI.-An Act to create the Clerical Force of the Navy Department.
March 8, 1861.
Department and their
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Clerks in the Navy the clerical force of the Navy Department shall consist of one chief salaries. clerk, at a salary of fifteen hundred dollars per annum, who shall also perform the duties of disbursing agent and corresponding clerk of said department, and receive therefor an extra compensation of six hundred dollars per annum, and also three other cierks, two of whom shall receive a salary each of twelve hundred dollars per annum, and one a salary of one thousand dollars per annum; and there shall be attached Messenger, and als
compensation. to said department a messenger, whose annual compensation shall be five hundred dollars.
APPROVED March 8, 1861.
March 9. 1861.
Cgap. XXXII. --An Act to admit certain materials free of Duty, for the construction of Tel.
egraphic Lines from Savannah, in the State of Georgia, to Fort Pulaski, and from díobile, in the State of Alabama, to Fort Morgan.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Cable wire, etc., for certain cable wire and other materials for the construction of a tele. O certain telegraphia.
line, admitted free of graphic line between the city of Savannah, in the State of Georgia, and duty i Fort Pulaski, in the same State, which may be imported by C. C. Walden, the contractor for said line, be adınitted free of duty, upon satisfactory proof being subinitted to the collector of the port of Sa. vannah that the inaterials herein desiguated are imported for and ap. plied to the construction of the said telegraphic line.
construct & certain
also materials to Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the materials necessary to her telegraphic line. construct a telegraphic line from Mobile to Fort Morgan may also be
imported free of duty.
APPROVED March 9, 1861.
March 9, 1861.
CRAP. XXXIII - An Act to authorize the Issue of Treasury Notes, and to prescribe the Punish
ment for forging the same, and for forging certificates of Stock, Bonds, or Coupons.
President to cause Treasury notes to be Insued.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That The President of the Confederate States of America is hereby authorized to cause treasury notes to be issued for such sum or sums as the exigencies of the public service may require, but not to exceed at any time one million of dollars, and of denominations not less than fifty dollars for any such note, to be prepared, sigped and issued in the
manner hereinafter provided. When to be paid Sec. 2. And be it further enacted. That such treasury notes shall be and redeemed.
paid and redeemed by the Confederate States at the treasury thereof, after the expiration of one year from the dates of said notes, from which dates they shall bear interest at the rate of one cent per day for every hundred dollars issued : Provided, That after the maturity of any of said notes, interest thereon shall cease at the expiration of sixty days' notice of readiness to pan and redeem the same, which may at any time or times be given by the Secretary of the Treasury, in one or more newspapers published at the seat of government. The payment or redeemption of said notes herein provided shall be made to the lawful holders thereof respectively, upon presentment at the treasury, and shall include the principal of each note and the interest which shall be due thereon. And for such payment and redeemption, at the time or times herein specified, the faith of the Confederate States of
America is hereby pledged. Preparation and Sec. 3. .And be it further enacted, That such treasury notes shall be shgning of Treasury
prepared under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, and shall be signed, in behalf of the Confederate States of America, by the treasurer thereof, and countersigned by the register of the treasury. Each of these officers shall keep, in a book or books provided for that purpose, separate, full and accurate accounts, showing the number,
date, amount and rate of interest of each treasury note signed and Acconnta to be kept countersigned by them respectively; and also similar accounts, showing of potes issued, re
ce all such notes as may be paid, redeemed and cancelled, as the same deemed and cancel
may be returned, all which accounts shall be carefully preserved in the Treasury Department. And the treasurer shall account quarterly for all such treasury notes as shall have been countersigned by the register
and delivered to the treasurer for issue. To be issued in pay. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treament of warrants in
cited. sury is hereby authorized, with the approbatiou of the President, to
cause such portion of said treasury notes as may be deemed expeidi ent to be issued by the treasurer in payment of warrants in favor of public
creditors or other persons lawfully entitled to such payment who may. Borrowing of money choose to receive such notes in payment at par. And the Secretary of on the credit of rea
the Treasury is further authorized, with the approbation of the Presi: sory notes.
dent, to borrow from time to time such sums of inoney, upon the credit of such notes, as the President may deem expedient: Prorided, That no treasury notes shall be pledged, hypothecated, sold or disposed of in any way, for any purpose whatever, either directly or indirectly, for any sum less than the amount of such notes, including the principal and interest thereof.
favor of public credi. S lors.
ment of all dues to
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That said treasury notes shall be Notes transferabk transferable, by assignment, endorsed thereon by the person to whose by assignme order the same shall be made payable, accompanied together with the delivery of notes so assigned.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That said treasury notes shall be Receivable to par. received by the proper officers in payment of all duties and taxes laid the 0. 8., except the by the authority of the Confederate States of America, of all public export duty on cotton lands sold by said authority, and of all debts to the Confederate States of America, of any character whatever, which may be due and payable at the time when said treasury notes may be offered in payment thereof, except the export duty on cotton; and upon every such payment credit shall be given for the amount of principal and interest, if any, due on the pote or notes received in payment on the day when the same shall have been received by such officer. Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That every collector of the cus. Public officers to
take receipts on trea toms, receiver of public moneys, or other officer or agent of the Con- sury notes from the federate States of America, who shall receive any treasury note or holders notes in payment on account of the Confederate States of America, sball take from the holder of such note or notes a receipt upon the back of each, stating distinctly the date of such payment and the amount allowed upon such note; and every such officer or agent shall keep regular and specific entries of all treasury notes received in pay- Entries of treasury
notes received in pay. ment, showing the person from whom received, the number, date and ment of public dnes amount of principal and interest, if any, allowed on each and every and the character
thereof, treasury note received in payment, which entries shall be delivered to the treasury, with the treasury note or notes mentioned therein, and if found correct, such officer or agent shall receive credit for the amount. Sec. 8. And be it further enncted, That the Secretary of the Trea- Secretary of the
Treasury to make sury be and he hereby is authorized to make and issue from time to ru
rules, as to the custo time such instructions, rules and regulations to the several collectors, dy, disposal, etc., or
the notes receivers, depositaries and all others who may be required to receive such treasury notes in behalf of and as agents in any capacity for the Confederate States of America, as to the custody, disposal, cancelling and return of any such notes as may be paid to and received by them respectively, and as to the accounts and returns to be made to the and the account
and returns of such Treasury Department of such receipts, as he shall deem best calcu- ja
receipt. lated to promote the public convenience and security, and to protect the Confederate States of America, as well as individuals, from frauds and loss.
Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Trea. Payment of treasu sury be and he hereby is authorized and directed to cause to be paid "y no the principal and interest of such treasury potes as may be issued under this act, at the time and times when, according to its provisions, the same should be paid. And the said secretary is further authorized to purchase said notes at par, for the amount of principal and interest due at the time of the purchase of such potes. And so much of any unappropriated money in the treasury as may be necessary for the purpose is hereby appropriated to the payment of the principal and interest on said notes.
Sec. 10. And be it further enacted, That in place of such treasury Other treasury notes as may bave been paid and redeemed, other treasury notes to notes may be issned in
lieu of those paid and the same amount may be issued: Provided, That the aggregate sum reserved. outstanding under the authority of this act shall at no time exceed one million of dollars: And provided further, That the power to issue and re-issue treasury notes conferred on the President by this act, shall cease and determine on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.
Porging or counter. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely leiting of treasury dotes.
make, forge or counierfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making, forging or counterfeiting any note in imitation of or purporting to be a treasury note, issued as aforesaid, or shall pass, ulter or publish, or at. templ to pass, utter or publish as true any false, forged or counterfeited note, purporting to be a treasury note as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely made, forged or counterfeited, or shall falsely alter, or cause or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid and assist in falsely altering any treasury note issued as aforesaid, or shall pass, utter or publish, or attempt to pass, utter or publish as true any falsely altered treasury note, issued as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely altered, every such person shall be deemed and adjuged guilty
of felony, and being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be Penalty. sentenced to be imprisioned and kept at hard labor for a period not
less than three years nor more than ten years, and to be fined in a
sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. Penalty for making Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall make av engraving plates to
to or engrave, or cause or procure to be made or engraved, or shall have be used in forging or counterfelting such in his possession any metallic plate engraved after the similitude of Kotes,
any plate from which any notes issued as aforesaid shall have been printed, with intent to use such plate, or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as alore. said, or shall have in his custody or possession any blank note or notes engraved and printed after the similitude of any notes issued as aforesaid, with intent to use such blanks, or cause or suffer the same to be Used ju forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, or shall have in his custody or possession any paper adapted to the making of such notes, and similar to the paper upon which any such notes shall have been issued, with intent to use such paper or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or counterfeiting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, every such person, being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labor for a term not less than three nor more than ten years, and fined
in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. Penalty for forging Sec. 13. And be it further enacted, That if any person shall falsely or counterfeiting any
by make, forge or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be falsely made, certidcate of stock or kond, or coupon is forged or counterfeited, or willingly aid or assist in falsely making or sued under the act of c. the 28th Feb., 1861." forging, or counterfeiting any certificate of stock or bond, or coupon,
in imitation of or purporting to be a certificate of stock or bond, or coupon, issued in accordance with the provisions of the act entitled an act to raise money for the support of the government, and to provide for the defence of the Confederate States of America, approved the twenty-eighth day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, or shall pass. utter or publish, or attempt to pass, utter or publish as true any false, forged or counterfeited certificate of stock or bond, or coupon, purporting to be a certificate of stock or bond, or coupon, as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely made, forged or counterfeited, or shall falsely alter or cause, or procure to be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist in falsely altering any certificate of stock or bond, or coupon, issued as aforesaid, or shall pass, utter or publish, or attempt to pass, utter or publish as true any falsely altered certificate of stock or bond, or coupon, issued as aforesaid, knowing the same to be falsely altered, every such person shall be deemed and adjudged guilty of a felony, and being thereof convicted by due course of law, shall be sentenced to be im. prisoned and kept at labor for a period not less than three years nor more ihan ten years, and be fined in a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars.
APPROVED March 9, 1861.
CHAP. XXXIV.-An Act to provide for an Assistant Treasurer of the Confederate States of
America, and à Treasurer for the Mini in the City of New Orleans.
March 9, 1861.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Branch int et New
O leans to be the the branch mint, formerly belonging to the United States, in the city place of deposit of of New Orleans, and the vaults and sales thereof, shall be the place of
public moneys in that deposite of the public money of the Confederate States of America in that city; and the President shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of Congress shall appoint an assistant treasurer of the Assistant Treasurer
to be appointed. Confederate States of America, who shall hold his office until the expiration of this Provisional Government. And the said assistant treasurer shall have the custody and care of all public moneys deposited in said place of deposite, and shall perform all the duties required by His duties. law to be performed by assistant treasurers of the Confederale States, who sball give a bond with sureties for the faithful discharge of the Bond and security. duties of his office, which bond shall be for the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and the sureties shall be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That it shall not be necessary that cach Proviso. surety shall bind himself for the whole amount of the bond, but the aggregate amount for which the sureties are severally bound shall be equal to the full sum of one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That each surety shall be bound for at least twenty thousand dollars.
Sec. 2. And it is further enacted, that the salary of said assistant Assistant Tre asutreasurer shall be four thousand dollars per annum; and the said as. Ter
in rer's salary. sistant treasurer shall also perform the duties of treasurer of the mint, To perform the du. without any further compensation than is herein provided.
ties of treasurer of
the mint. APPROVED March 9, 1861.
Caap. XXXV.-An Act further to provide for the organization of the Post Ofice Department. March 9, 1861. The Congress of the Confederate Stutes of America do enact, That Chiefs of bureans,
clerks and draftsman, to the Post Office Department there shall be a chief of the contract
in Post Office Departbureau, a chief of the appointment bureau, and a chief of the finance ment, and their salabureau, each of whom shall be entitled to an annual salary of two thousand five hundred dollars; also a chief clerk, who shall be entitled to an annual salary of fifteen hundred dollars; also a draftsman, for such time as his services may be required, at an annual salary of fifteen huadred dollars, or at that rate for a shorter period than one year; also ten clerks at an annual salary of twelve hundred dollars each, and ten additional clerks at an annual salary of one thousand dollars each. And the Postmaster General is hereby authorized to Postmaster General
authorized to increase employ such other clerical force in his department as the exigencies clerical force. of the public service may absolutely demand, the salaries of such superadded clerks to be so employed by him not to exceed one thousand dollars each; but this power, together with the tenure of such appointees, shall extend no longer than the end of the first session of the next Congress. And he may also employ one messenger, at an Messenger an 1 10annual salary of five hundred dollars; and also two laborers, at an borera. expense of not more than one dollar and fifty cents each per day. . SEC 2. Be it further enacted, That so much of an art entitled "An Act reating cleri.
cal force in the Postact to create the clerical force of the several executive departments of
Office Department,rethe Confederate States of America, and for other purposes," as relates pealed. to the Post Office Department of the Confederate States be and the same is hereby repealed. Sec. 3. And be it further enact.d, That the Postmaster General shall Transfer of clerks
from one bureau to have the general power to transfer the clerks authorized by this act from any one bureau to another, according to the exigencies of the public service.
APPROVED March 9, 1861.