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SEC. 2. That the provisions renewed and continued by this art shall be payable out of any money in the treasury not other. wise appropriated.

[-Approved, June 3, 1538]

CHAPTER 156.- Approved, June 12, 1858-Vol. 11, p. 332. An Act making appropriation for the support of the army for the year ending thertoets

June, eighteen hundred and plly nine, * * That the superintendent of the Military Academy, while serving as such by appointment of the President, shall have the local rank, the pay and allowances of a colonel of engineers;' that the commandant of the corps of cadets at the Military Academy, while serving as such by appointment of the President, shall have the local rank, the pay and allowances of a lieutenant-colonel of engineers, and, besides his other duties, shall be charged with the duty of instructor in the tactics of the three arms at said academy; and the senior assistant instructor in each of the arms of service, viz., of artillery, cavalry, and infantry, shall severally receive the pay and allowances of the assistant professor of mathematics,

Suc. 3. That it shall be lawful for any commissioned otficer of the army to administer the prescribed onth of enlistment to recruit: Proruded. The xerrurx of a aril meinistrate duthursd to administer the same annot be obtained.

Ser: 5. That the plesenth sretion of the

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Sve 6. That all the existing laus, or parts of laws, which authorize the sale of military sites which are or may become unless for military purposes, be, and the same are hereby, re. pealed,' and said lands shall not be subject to sale or pre-empproved March twenty-two, eighteen hundred and fifty, to make land warrants assignable, and for other purposes, shall be ) extended as to embrace land warrants issued under the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.

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[Approved, June 3, 1858.]

CHAPTER 85.—Approved, June 3, 1858.–Vol. 11, p. 309.

An Act to extend an Act entitled An Act to continue half pay to certain ridurre and

orphans," approved February three, eighteen hundred and fifty-three.

That all those surviving widows and minor children who have been, or may be, granted and allowed five years' half pay under the provisions of any law or laws of the United States, be, and they are hereby, granted a continuance of such halt pay, under the following terms and limitations: viz., to such widows during life, and to such child or children, where there is no widow, whilst under the age of sixteen years, to commence from the expiration of the half pay provided for by the first section of the act entitled “An act to continue half pay to certain widows and orphans," approved February three, eighteen hundred and fifty-three: Provided, however, That in case of the marriage or death of any such widow, the half pay shall go to the child or children of the deceased officer or soldier whilst under the age of sixteen years; and, in like manner, the child or children of such deceased officer or soldier, when there is no widow, shali be paid no longer than while there are children or a child under the age aforesaid: And provided, further, That the half pay of such widows and orphans shall be half the monthly pay of the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the infantry of the regular army of the United States, and no more, and that no greater sum shall be allowed to any soeb widow or minor children than the half pay of a lieutenant-colonel: And provided, also, That this act shall not be construed to apply to or embrace the case of any person or persons now receiving a pension for life: And further, That wherever half par shall have been granted by any special act of Congress, and is renewed or continued under the provisions of this act, the same shall commence from the date hereof.

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Sec. 2. That the provisions renewed and continued by this act shall be payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

[Approved, June 3, 1858.]

CHAPTER 156.- Approved, June 12, 1858.–Vol. 11, p. 332. An Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending thirtieth

June, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine. * * * That the superintendent of the Military Academy, while serving as such by appointment of the President, shall have the local rank, the pay and allowances of a colonel of engineers;' that the commandant of the corps of cadets at the Military Academy, while serving as such by appointment of the President, shall have the local rank, the pay and allowances of a lieutenant-colonel of engineers,” and, besides his other duties, shall be charged with the duty of instructor in the tactics of the three arms at said academy; and the senior assistant instructor in each of the arms of service, viz., of artillery, cavalry, and infantry, shall severally receive the pay and allowances of the assistant professor of mathematics.?

SEC. 3. Tbat it shall be lawful for any commissioned officer of the armyt to administer the prescribed oath of enlistment to recruits: Provided, The services of a civil magistrate authorized to administer the same cannot be obtained.

Sec. 5. That the eleventh section of the act of 3 March, 1847, entitled "An act making provision for an additional number of general officers, and for other purposes," which deprives sutlers in the army of their right to appear at the pay-table to receive the soldiers' pay from the paymaster, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

SEC. 6. That all the existing laws, or parts of laws, which authorize the sale of military sites which are or may become useless for military purposes, be, and the same are hereby, repealed;' and said lands shall not be subject to sale or pre-emption under any of the laws of the United States: Providid, further, that the provisions of the act of August eighteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, relative to certain reservations in the State of Florida, shall continue in force.

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2 $211 per month.

3 $137.50 per month. 4 See rules of war, art. 10; and sec. 11 of chap. 42, 3 Aug. 1861, allows any commissioned officer of the army to administer the oath. | 5 Chap. 61.

6 This section repealed, and section by it repealed reinstated, by sec. 3, chap. 4, 24 Dec. 1861; and see chap. 47, 19 March, 1862.

7 This repeals sec. 4, chap. 106, 3 March, 1857, which revived chap. 88, 3 March, 1 Chap 25.

[Approved, June 12, 1858.]

CHAPTER 83.–Approved, March 3, 1859.—Vol. 11, p. 431.

An Act making appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending thirtieth

June, eighteen hundred and sixty.

4. Commissioners of the military asylum; two a quorum. Duties. 5. Invalid sol

diers of war of 1812, &c., to have benefits of this asylum. 6. Pensioners to surrender pensions to asylum while inmates. 7. Monthly deduction reduced to twelve and a half cents; in mates made subject to rules and articles of war. [Sec. 1. Provides that no permanent barracks or quarters shall hereafter be constructed, unless detailed estimates shall have been previously submitted to Congress, and shall bare been approved by a special appropriation for the same. And that mileage (to officers) shall not be allowed when the officer has been transferred or relieved at his own request.)

Sec. 4. That the second section of the act of third March, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, entitled “An act to found a military asylum for the relief and support of invalid and disabled soldiers of the army of the United States," be so amended as to reduce the number of commissioners authorized by that section to three, and to consist of the commissary-general of subsistence, the surgeon-general, and the adjutant-general, (any two of whom shall be a quorum for the transaction of business, whose duty it shall be to examine and audit the accounts of the treasurer quarter-yearly, and to visit and inspect the military asylum once in every month.

Sec. 5. That the benefits of said aet be, and they are hereby, extended so as to include the invalid and disabled soldiers, whether regulars or volunteers, of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, and of all subsequent wars; and that so much of the act of third March, eighteen hundred and titty-one,' as is inconsistent here with, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

SEC. 6. That all pensioners on account of wounds or disability

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incurred in the military service shall transfer and surrender their pensions to the institution for and during the time they may remain therein and voluntarily continue to receive its benefits.

Sec. 7. That the deductions of twenty-five cents per month from the pay of the non-commissioned officers, musicians, artificers, and privates in the army shall be reduced, from and after the thirtieth June next, to twelve and a half cents per month; and that the title of the act be, and the same is hereby, changed from the “ Military Asylum” to that of “Soldiers' Home:" And provided, further, That all persons now in, or that may hereafter be admitted into, the institution, shall be, and are hereby, made subject to the rules and articles of war, and will be governed thereby in the same manner as soldiers in the army.

[Approved, March 3, 1859.]

CHAPTER 88.-Approved, March 3, 1859.—Vol. 11, p. 439.

An Act making appropriations for the payment of invalid and other pensions of the

United States, for the year ending thirtieth June, one thousand eight hundred and sixty.

Sec. 2. That in all cases of application for the payment of pensions to invalids, under the several laws of Congress granting pensions to invalids, the affidavit of two surgeons or physicians, whose credibility, as such, shall be certified by the magistrate before whom the affidavit is made, stating the continuance of the disability for which the pension was originally granted, (describing it,) and the rate of such disability at the time of making the affidavit, shall accompany the application of first payment which shall fall due after the fourth day of March next, and at the end of every two years thereafter; and if, in a case of a continued disability, it shall be stated at a rate below that for which the pension was originally granted, the applicant shall only be paid at the rate stated in the affidavit: Provided, That where the pension shall have been originally granted for a total disability, in consequence of the loss of a limb, or other cause which cannot, either in whole or in part, be removed, the above affidavit shall not be necessary to entitle the applicant to payment.” 1 Chap. 25.

2 This supersedes chap. 81, 3 March, 1819.

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