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fund therein, upon the same, or otherwise, to any claimant under the provisions of section twenty-four of the act approved February twentyfourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes," approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, until such report shall be approved and confirmed by Congress.
Approved January 14, 1867.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant General.
Assistant Adjutant General.
Washington, February 27, 1867.
The following Acts and Resolutions of Congress are published for the information and government of all concerned :
erty at Point Lookout io National Asylum for Disabled
1 II.. Resolution providing for removal of wreck of steamship Scotland..
2 III.. Resolution providing for payment of Kentucky militia under command of James S. Fish..
2 IV.. Interpretation of Act restricting jurisdiction of Court of Claims to payment of demands in loyal Siates only..
3 V.. Act to fix the pay of Quartermaster Sergeant of Engineer bat
talion VI.. Act authorizing the Secretary of War to purchase property adjoining Allegheny Arsenal
4 VII.. Resolution authorizing the Secretary of iřar io purchase David's Island
4 VIII.. Act to establish and to protect national cemeteries. IX.. Act placing Judge Advocates upon the same fooling as other
officers of the army -
I..[PUBLIC RESOLUTION-No. 6.]
JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the Secretary of War to transfer certain prop
erty to the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteers.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers not having obtained title to land at Point Lookout, in Maryland, as contemplated in the twelfth section of the act approved March twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty six, establishing that institution, the Secretary of War is hereby authorized, at his discretion, to transfer to the said National Asylum any of the property of the United States still remaining at Point Lookout which may be considered appropriate and useful for the objects of that corporation.
Approved, January 29, 1867.
II..[PUBLIC RESOLUTION--No. 7.]
A RESOLUTION to provide for the removal of the wreck of the steamship
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause the removal of the wreck of the iron steamship Scotland, now on the bar outside of Sandy Hook, near the entrance to the harbor of New York, and the sum of one lundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary to complete said removal, is hereby appropriatei, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. The Secretary of War shail, after notice given in one or more newspapers in the cities of Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, receive sealed proposals for the removal of said wreck, and make contract for the same with the lowest bidder therefor. Said contract will in no case exceed in amount the sum herein appropriated.
Approved, January 29, 1257.
III.. [PUBLIC RESOLUTION— No. 9.]
A RESOLUTION providing for the payment of certain Kentucky militia forces,
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of thé United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to cause to be investigated the claims of the forces called out under the command of James S Fish, in May, eighteen luudred and sixty-two, and to pay the said forces at the same rates for actual service rendered, while absent from their homes, as was allowed by law to other volunteer forces in the military service at the date specified; and in estimating the amount due said militia forces, the officers thereof shall be paid as of the grade to which the number of men would have been entitled under the mustering regulations of the army in force at the date specified. And no allowance shall be made for any troops which did not perform actual military service in full connectivil and cooperation with the authorities of the United States and subject to their order.
Approved, February 8, 1867.
AN ACT to declare the sense of an act entitled "An act to restrict the jurisdiction
of the Court of Claims, and to provide for the payment of certain demands for quartermasters' stores and subsistence supplies furnished to the army of the United States."
Be ii enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Staies of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of chapter two hundred and forty of the acts of the thirty-eighth Congress, first session, approved July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, shall not be construed to authorize the settlement of any claim for supplies or stores taken or furnished for the use of, or used by, the armies of the United States, nor for the occupation of, or injury to, real estate, nor for the consumption, appropriation, or destruction of, or damage to, personal property, by the military authorities or troops of the United States, where such claim originated during the war for the suppression of the southern rebellion, in a State, or part of a State, declared in insurrection by the proclamation of the President of the United States, dated July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, or in a State which, by an ordinance of secession, attempted to withdraw from the United States government: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall repeal or modify the effect of any act or joint resolution extending the provisions of the said act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to the loyal citizens of the State of Tennessee, or of the State of West Virginia, or any county therein.
SCHUYLER COLFAX, Speaker of the House of Representatives.
LA FAYETTE S. FOSTER, President of the Senate, pro tempore.
Endorsed by the President:
“Received February 9th, 1867.”
[NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. –The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the House of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.]
V.. [PUBLIC_No. 23.)
AN ACT to fix the pay of the Quartermaster Sergeant of the battalion of Engineers.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represantatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, from and after the passage of this act, the pay and allowances of the Quartermaster Sergeant of the battalion of Engineers of the Army of the United States shall be the same as those allowed by law to the Sergeant-major of that battalion.
Approved, February 12, 1867.
VI.. [PUBLIC-No. 28.]
AN ACT to authorize the purchase of certain lots of ground adjoining the Allegheny
Arsenal, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and empowered to accept the offer of the St. Franciscus Hospital Society to sell to the United States certain lots of ground situate in the boro[ugh] of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, numbered one, two, three, and four, containing about nine thousand six hundred square feet, and upon which is a spring supplying said arsenal with water; and that the sum of three thousand eight hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay for said lots upon their conveyance to the United States by good and sufficient title in fee simple.
Approved, February 18, 1867.
VII. [PUBLIC RESOLUTION—No.13.]
JOINT RESOLUTION for the purchase of David's Island, New York Harbor.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to purchase, for the government of the United States, David's Island, in Long Island Sound, at the sum of thirty-eight thousand five hundred doilars, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the lease of Simeon Leland, dated April