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CHAPTER 66.- Approved, June 15, 1860.—Vol. 12, p. 23. An Act to amend an Acth entitledAn Act to organize an institution for the insane of the

army and navy and of the District of Columbia, in said District.That section four of the act of March 3, 1855, entitled " An act to organize an institution for the insane of the army and navy and of the District of Columbia, in the said District,” be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 4. That the order of the secretary of war, and that of the secretary of the navy, and that of the secretary of the treasury, shall authorize the superintendent to receive insane persons belonging to the army and navy and revenue cutter service, respectively, and keep them in custody until they are cured, or removed by the same authority which ordered their reception.

CHAPTER 132.- Approved, June 15, 1860.– Vol. 12, p. 39.

An Act authorizing the sale of the Western Military Asylum, in Harrodsburg, Kg.

That the Board of Commissioners of the Soldiers' Home be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to sell and dispose of the Western Military Asylum at Harrodsburg, Kentucky, at such time and manner and upon such terms and conditions as they may deem best, and that the proceeds of such sale be restored to the fund of the said Soldiers' Home: Proridad, That no sale shall be made until at least sixty days' public notice thereof shall be given: Provided, further, That said sale be made within twelve months from and after the passage of this act; but said sale is not to take place unless the property shall bring at least $25,000.

Sec. 2. That the said Commissioners of the Soldiers' Home, or such person as they may duly and legally appoint, shall, upon the full payment of the purchase-money for said Western Military Asylum, agreeably to the terms of sale, and upon the approval of such sale by the secretary of war, make and deliver to the purchaser or purchasers, on behalf of the United States, a deed in fee simple for said property.

[Sec. 3. Sec. 10 of 3 March, 1857, chap. 106, repealed.]

1 Chap. 199, 3 March, 1855. See chap. 36, 7 February, 1857, and chap. 60, 98 February, 1861.

2 This property cost $100,000, of which $10,000 was appropriated by Congress: but it had not been sold at the date of this publication.

CHAPTER 163.- Approved, June 21, 1860.- Vol. 12, p. 67.

An Aet makun appropriations for the support of the army for the year ending thirtieth

June, one thousand right hundred and austy one, For the manufacture and purchase of apparatus and equipments for field signals, two thousand dollars, and that there be added to the staff of the army one signal officer, with the rank, pay, and allowances of a major of cavalry, who shall have charge, under the direction of the secretary of war, of all signal duty and of all books, papers, and apparatus connected therewith.

Ste. 2. That there be arded to the medical corps of the army fur fur. geon and four assistant murgeons,' to be appointed in acordance with the Pusting laws.

SEC. 4. That the allowance of sugar and coffee to the noncommissioned officers, musicians, and privates of the army, as fixed by the seventeenth section of the act of 5 July, 1*3*, sball hereafter be ton pounds of coffee and fifteen pounds of sugar for every one hundred rations.

Sgr. 8. That upon the map of this art, or as won therefter a« pran ticable, a (mmsjon shall be appunted in the manner herrinafte'desire nated, to u t of two w natur, two members of the house of representatiir, and two other of the arink, which ammin jun whall examine into the organization. **stem of divibne, and ever- of instruction of the l'nited States Military Academy, with a view to merrtain what m ification or chans, if any, are desirable, in order that the academy shall beat arenplish the objart of its restablishment. That the usual evenminbin shall reports the result of its examination to the President of the ardate and Saker af the house of riporporatatites That the festiniest tirs* frun the senate shall be appointed by the President of the senate, the from the house of reperernttisen live the speakrop of thr house, and those from the army by the President of the Intedates,

(Sec. 9. $13,000 appropriated to defray the expenses of the commimmion )

"The me duale fps was further inerrasel by ser 2. ebap. 42.3 Aug 1861, and by contentan ! 12: J1, 16 * Wa 6 ponde af rimer and 12 out, taip sugar y that art, chap 14%

ut.n of Jailer. Dari an t oa of the nate and Jibon ( korane f the llure, as I Wour Rulert fara a anu (aptain A A Hutashree of the army, repatriatul treuf anise the Malary Acadetsy, which has nyt betebaleted by girst.

CHAPTER 205.-- Approved, June 23, 1860.– Vol. 12, p. 91.

An Act making appropriations for the legislatice, executive, and judicial expenses of

government for the year ending June thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and ristyone.

Sec. 3. [That all purchases and contracts for supplies or services in any of the departments of the government, except for personal services, when the public exigencies do not require the immediate delivery of the article or articles, or performance of the service, shall be made by advertising, a sufficient time previously, for proposals respecting the same. When immediate delivery or performance is required by the public exigeney, the articles or service required may be procured by open purchase or contract at the places and in the manner in which such articles are usually bought and sold or such services engaged between individuals. No contract or purchase shall hereafter be made unless the same be authorized by law, or be under an appropriation adequate to its fulfilment, except in the War and lary Departments for clothing, subsistence, forage, fuel, quarters, or transportation, which, however, shall not exceed the necessities of the current year.]

No arms nor military supplies whatever, which are of a patented invention, shall be purchased, nor the right of using or applying any patented invention, unless the same shall be authorized by law and the appropristion therefor explicitly set forth that it is for such patented invention.

CHAPTER 49.- Approved, February 21, 1861.– Vol. 12, p. 147. An Act making appropriations for the naral serrice for the year ending thirtieth June.

one thousand eight hundrail and sixty-two. Sec. 5. That the third section of the act entitled “An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the government for the year ending 30 June, 1861," approved June 21, ISHI, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, except so far as the said section prin hibits the purchase of patented tire-arms, as to which the said section shall still be in force.

I Sec. 5, chap. 49, 21 February, 1961, repeals this section, except so much theref as relates to the purchase of patented fire-aris; but sec. 10, chap. 84, 2 March, inol, after reinstating the part repealed, which is between brackets above, repeals the remainder of the section.

2 Chap. 205, ante.

3 Sec. 10, chap. 84, 2 March, 1861. repeals all of sec. 3, chap. 205, referred to abore, but re-enacts all but the concluding sentence. See note thereto.

('HAPTER 60.- Approved, February 2, 1 il. - Vol. 12, p. 177 An Act to amend an Autheapplementary to ea felaj pored Waschthord, one thousand

egt hundred and prompire, to organise an ins'tuto ondor the theone of the army and mary of the Detrict of Columbia, in the sand Deernel, y pued February rrenik, one end eight hundred and pity-mren.

That, as a subutitute for the wrond section of the supplementary art aforemaid, which in bereby repealed, the secretary of the interior shall have power to grant his order for the admission into the Government llospital for the Insane of any in-ane person not charged with a breach of the peace, upon. I the certificate of any judge of the circuit or criminal court for the District of Columbia, or of any justice of the peace of the District, stating that to rompectable playseans, rendent of the Dintrict, appeared before maid julge or justice, and certified under oath. and under their hands, that they knew the person alleged to be insane, and that from personal examination, they believed him or her to be in ane and a fit subject for treatment in said hospital, and that he or she was a resident of the District at the time he or he was seized with the mental di-rder under which he or she then labored; alu) stating that two respertable householders, risidents of the District, appeared before him, the maid judge or jantice, and certified under oath, and under their hands, that they knew the person alleged to be in alle, and that from a personal l vamination into his or her attain they believe him or her to be unable to support him rlf or berarlf and family for himself or besuelf if he or she have no family under the visitation of insanity, and to pay his or her board and other expenses in said ljuspital, and the certiti, ate under oath of such physicians and of such hota boblers shall arcompany the virtutis ate of "h julge or justice; and 2. pon ati application requesting that auch orier may be inde, inade in writis within five days 112r the date of the afli lavitu atopewiel, bis a member of the Board of Visitorm of adherwpital, upon an in pretion of Hathories andertiti ate thegrifo; and it w:ll be the duty of wand visitor to withtoole han application if he has pon to clestilt the inet: Egy of the party in whom belait ti, co popold indemin!! dunhe is removed by testimony tintastory to war .liss

Sr? That1111 whail a jugar.ttbesine sans reste parmente Sec. 2. That the officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, farriera and privates of said regiment shall, when mustered into the service of the United States, be subject to the rules and articles of war. Ther shall of armed at the expense of the United States, as the President shall dirret They shall be allowed the same pay, rations, and allowances in kiosi, including clothing, and be subject to the same rules and regulations su 387 provided for the regiments of cavalry now in the service, but no fielei

e r shall receive forage for a greater number of horses than he may from timur to time actually have in service. No pay or allowances shall lie due u1.til said regiment shall be received into the service, but each officer and man shall then be entitled to one day's pay and allowance for every twenty miles he may have been required to travel from his residence to the piano of muster.

Sec. 3. That, for the purpose of quelling disturbances in the Territ ry of Utah, for the protection of supply and emigrant trains, and the sur pression of Indian hostilities on the frontiers, the President of the luiten States be, and he is hereby, authorized to call for and accept the service of any number of volunteers, not to exceed in all two regiments, of seven hundred and forty privates each; the same, or any portion theref, to } organized into mounted regiments or infantry, as the President may der fra proper, to serve for the term of eighteen months from the time of their being received into service, unless sooner discharged by the President. Said volunteers, if called for and received as mounted men, shall be costituted in the same manner as is provided in the first section of this lil for the Texas regiment of mounted volunteers, and shall receive the same pay and allowances, shall be subject to the same rules and regulations, a: are provided in this bill for said corps; and if called for, and if receivei as infantry, they shall be placed on the same footing in every respect with the infantry regiments now in the service, shall receive the same pay and allowances, and be governed by the same rules and regulations; and the said regiments, whether organized as mounted men or infantry, -ball be subject to the rules and articles of war.

Sec. 4. That the volunteers provided for by this act shall not be acceperi in bodies of less than one regiment, whose officers shall be appointed in the manner prescribed by law in the several states or territories to which 1 regiments shall respectively belong, except the quartermasters and cmissaries, who shall be detailed from their respective departments of the regular army of the United States.

Sec. 5. That the pay of said volunteers shall not be due until received into the service, but each officer and man shall then be entitled to one days pay for every twenty miles he may have been required to travel from his residence to the place of muster.

[Approved, April 7, 1858.]

CHAPTER 25.- Approved, May 4, 1858.-Vol. 11. p. 269. An Act to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the serice of the pict' jaar

ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-eigh!. . Sec. 4. That, whenever hereafter contracts shall be made liv the secretary of war or the secretary of the navy by virtue of the sixth section of the act approved the first of May, eighteen

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