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THIRTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, First Session.-4 July-6 August, 1861.

1861, July 13. Chap. 3. An act further to provide for the collection of duties

and imposts, and for other purposes.........

.............. 463

July 22. Chap. 9. An act to authorize the employment of volunteers to

aid in enforcing the laws and protecting public property.................... 466

“ July 24. Chap. 16. An act for the relief of the Ohio volunteers............. 471

" July 25. Chap. 17. An act in addition to the “Act to authorize the em-

ployment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws and protecting

public property," approved July 22, 1861.........

............. 471

« July 27. Chap. 21. An act to indemnify the states for expenses incurred

by them in defence of the United States.......................................... 472

“ July 29. Chap. 24. An act to increase the present military establishment

of the United States..........

....................... 473

" July 29. Chap. 25. An act to provide for the suppression of rebellion

against and resistance to the laws of the United States, and to amend

the act entitled an “Act to provide for calling forth the militia to ex-

ecute the laws of the Union," &c., passed February 28, 1795............... 473

" July 31. Chap. 28. An act making an appropriation to pay the expenses

of transporting and delivering arms and munitions of war to the loyal

citizens of the states of which the inhabitants now are or hereafter may

be in rebellion against the government of the United States, and to

provide for the expense of organizing them into companies, battalions,

regiments, or otherwise, for their own protection against domestic vio.

lence, insurrection, invasion, or rebellion .......................................... 478

“ July 31. Chap. 34. An act authorizing the secretary of war to reim-

burse volunteers for expenses incurred in employing regimental and

other bands, and for other purposes......... ............................. 479

“ August 3. Chap. 42. An act providing for the better organization of the

military establishment............

.......................... 480

“ August 3. Chap. 47. An act supplementary to an act entitled “An act to

increase the present military establishment of the United States," ap-

proved July 29, 1861.....................

“ August 5. Chap. 54. An act making appropriations for fortifications and

for other purposes.......... ............................................................... 487

" August 6. Chap. 56. An act to punish certain crimes against the United

...................... 488

August 6. Chap. 57. An act to promote the efficiency of the engineer and

topograpbical engineer corps, and for other purposes.

.......... 488

01.............................................................. 407

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THIRTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS, Second Session.—2 Dec. 1861-17 Aug. 1862

1861, December 24. Chap. 3. An act relative to court-martials in the army..... 490

" December 24. Chap. 4. An act to provide for allotment certificates among

the volunteer forces.............

8..................................................................... 4

1862, January 8. Chap. 6. An act making appropriations for the payment

of invalid and other pensions of the United States........

" January 22. Chap. 10. An act to authorize the appointment of two as-

sistant secretaries of war..................

.................. 491

January 31. Chap. 15. An act to authorize the President of the United

States in certain cases to take possession of railroads and telegraph

lines, and for other purposes................. ....................................... 492

“ February 4. Chap. 18. An act to authorize the secretary of the interior

to strike from the pension rolls the names of such persons as have

taken up arms against the government, or who may have in any man-

ner encouraged the rebels.

..................... 493

“ February 12. Chap. 21. An act authorizing the temporary detail of

naval officers...............

“ February 13. Chap. 24. An act to amend an act entitled "An act to

regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve

peace on the frontiers," approved June 30, 1834.

............ 493

“ February 13. Chap. 25. An act making appropriation for completing the

defences of Washington, and for other purposes.....

" March 13. Chap. 40. An act to make an additional article of war. ......... 496

" March 19. Chap. 47. An act to provide for the appointment of sutlers

in the volunteer service, and to define their duties............................. 497

“ March 25. Chap. 49. An act to secure to the officers and men actually

employed in the western department, or department of Missouri, their

pay, bounty, and pension.............

.................501

“ April 2. Chap. 51. An act in addition to an act to refund and remit

duties on arms imported by states, approved July 10, 1862................ 501

April 2. Chap. 53. An act to prohibit the allowance or payment of pen-

sions to the children of officers and soldiers of the revolution.............. 502

April 16. Chap. 55. An act to reorganize and increase the efficiency of

the medical department of the army...............

...............502

“ May 14. Chap. 70. An act to facilitate the discharge of enlisted men

for physical disability.

............. 503

" May 20. Chap. 80. An act to authorize the appointment of medical

storekeepers, and chaplains of hospitals .............. ........................ 504

~ June 2. Chap. 93. An act to prevent and punish fraud on the part of

officers intrusted with making of contracts for the government........... 504

" June 18. Chap. 109. An act providing that the officers of volunteers shall

be paid on the pay rolls of the regiments or companies to which they

belong....

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1862, July 2. Chap. 127. An act to provide for additional medical officers of

the volunteer service.........

.................. 508

“ July 2. Chap. 128. An act to prescribe the oath of office, and for other

purposes ................................................................... ................ 508

“ July 5. Chap. 133. An act making appropriations for the support of the

army for the year ending 30 June, 1863, and additional appropriations

for the year ending 30 June, 1862, and for other purposes .................. 509

July 11. Chap. 144. An act making appropriations for the payment of

the bounty authorized by the sixth section of an act entitled “An act

to authorize the employment of volunteers to aid in enforcing the laws

and protecting public property," approved July 22, 1861, and for other

purposes ............

................ 510

“ July 11. Chap. 148. An act for the establishment of certain national

arsenals.....................................................................

........................ in 511

“ July 14. Chap. 166. An act to grant pensions.......... ................ 512

“ July 16. Chap. 180. An act to prevent members of Congress and officers

of the government of the United States from taking consideration for

procuring contracts, office, or place from the United States, and for

other purposes.........................

“ July 16. Chap. 183. An act to establish and equalize the grades of line

officers of the United States navy ........

navy ................................................... 517

“ July 16. Chap. 190. An act prohibiting the confinement of persons in the

military service of the United States in the penitentiary of the District

of Columbia, except as a punishment for certain crimes, and to dis-

charge therefrom certain convicts by sentence of courts-martial, and

for other purposes......... ..............

................... 518

" July 17. Chap. 195. An act to suppress insurrection, and to punish trea-

son and rebellion, to seize and confiscate the property of rebels, and for

other purposes...

...................... 519

« July 17. Chap. 199. An act to provide for the more prompt settlement

of the accounts of disbursing officers.............

« July 17. Chap. 200. An act to define the pay and emoluments of certain

officers of the army, and for other purposes....

" July 17. Chap. 201. An act to amend an act calling forth the militia to

execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrection, and repel inva-

sion, approved February 28, 1795, and the act amendatory thereof, and

for other purposes...............

................. 531

“ July 17. Chap. 202. An act to allow and pay the state of Missouri the

amount of money expended by said state in the arming and paying of

troops employed in the suppression of insurrection against the laws of

the United States......................................................................... 535

« July 17. Chap. 203. An act to suspend temporarily the operation of an

act entitled “An act to prevent and punish fraud on the part of officers

intrusted with making of contracts for the government," approved

June 2, 1862.........

.............. 536

RESOLUTIONS.

1861, December 24. Res. 1. Resolution expressive of the recognition by Con-

gress of the gallant and patriotic services of the late Brigadier-General

Nathaniel Lyon, and the officers and soldiers under his command, at

the battle of Springfield, Missouri...............

1862, February 6. Res. 9. Resolution in relation to the allotment certificates

of pay to persons held as prisoners of war in the so-called Confederate

States.................

................................ 537

“ February 22. Res. 10. Resolution requiring the superintendent of the

census to furnish certain war statistics................. .......................... 537

“ February 22. Res. 12. Resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to

the officers, &c. of the army and navy for their gallantry in the recent

brilliant victories over the enemies of the Union and the Constitution... 538

“ March 8. Res. 16. A resolution declaratory of the intent and meaning of

a certain act therein named...................

....... 538

6 March 11. Res. 18. Resolution providing for the payment of the awards

of the commission to investigate the military claims in the department

of the West.................

..................... 538

" March 19. Res. 22. Resolution to authorize the secretary of war to ac-

cept moneys appropriated by any state for the payment of its volun-

teers, and to apply the same as directed by such state......................... 538

« April 4. Res. 25. A resolution to authorize the President to assign the

command of troops in the same field or department to officers of the

same grade, without regard to seniority.............. ................... 539

“ June 21. Res. 36. A resolution to encourage enlistments in the regular

army and volunteer forces...................

.................................... 539

« July 12. Res. 51. A resolution to suspend all payments under the act

approved 25 March, 1862, entitled “An act to secure to the officers and

men actually employed in the western department, or department of

Missouri, their pay, bounty, and pension," and for other purposes........ 539

" July 12. Res. 52. A resolution to provide for the presentation of "medals

of honor" to the enlisted men of the army and volunteer forces who

have distinguished or may distinguish themselves in battle during the

present rebellion ..........

.... 540

“ July 12. Res. 53. A resolution in relation to contracts with the United

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