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to be a part of this act, and applicable to the Treasury notes, issued by virtue of the same and any person who shall be convicted of any of the offences specified in said articles, in reference to the said Treasury notes, shall be punished by imprisonment in the Penitentiary not less than ten years.

SEC. 17. Be it further enacted, That the Auditor/ and Treasurer are hereby required to keep such books, and to make such entries as may be necessary to show the number and amount of the Treasury notes issued under this act, the date of their issuance, the persons to whom issued, the amount repaid, by whom, and when, and in what funds, together with such other entries as may be required fully and distinctly to show all their actings and doings, in relation to the Treasury notes authorized by this act.

SEC. 18. Be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act shall only apply to the cotton made in this State in the year, 1861.

SEC. 19. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved, December 19, 1861.

CHAPTER XV.

RESOLUTION to appoint delegates to Southern Planters
Convention to be held at Memphis on the 16th Dec. 1861.

Resolved, (the House concurring), That the Governor be requested to appoint four delegates from cach Congressional District, to act in connection. with delegates appointed by the Agricultural Bureau and Agricultural Societies of the several counties to represent this State in the "Southern Planters Convention," proposed to be held at the City of Memphis on the 16th day of December next. ' Approved, November 28th, 1861.

CHAPTER XVI.

RESOLUTION appropriating cartridge boxes to the Smith Quitman Rifles.

Resolved, That the Chief of Ordnance, be, and he is hereby required to deliver to the Smith Quitman Rifles, a volunteer company in the city of Jackson; and the Rankin mounted Rifles, enlisted under the recent call of the Governor, a number of cartridge boxes equal to the number of privates and noncommissioned officers in said companies, upon the Captains of said companies executing to him their receipt for the same. Provided however, there may be that number in his Department unappropriated. Approved November 27, 1861.

CHAPTER XVII.

RESOLUTION to authorize the Chief of Ordnance to furnish accoutrements to Fireside Defenders.

Resolved, That the Chief of Ordnance be and he is hereby requied to deliver to the Fireside Défenders, a volunteer company from the county of Rankin under the recent call of the Governor, belts, caps and cartridge boxes equal to the number of non-commissioned officers and privates in said company entering into bond in double, the value of said accoutrements, payable to the State of Mississippi with good and sufficient security, to be approved by said Chief of Ordnance and condition for the faithful return of said accoutrements when said company shall be discharged. Approved, November 29, 1861.

CHAPTER XVIII.

RESOLUTIONS appointing certain committees.

Resolved, That two committees, each to consist

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of one of the part of the Senate, and two on the part of the House, be appointed to set in vacation, the one to examine the offices of Chief of Ordnance, Adjutant General, and Quartermaster General, as well as the proceedings and accounts of the Military Board; the other for the examination of the offices of Auditor. Treasurer, and Secretary of State, and Executive Office, as well as the accounts of the Penitentiary, Lunatic Asylum, and the institutions of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind, and that said committees have full power and authority to send for papers, summon witnesses, and if necessary, examine them on oath, and that said committees upon the conclusion of such examinations thoroughly made, shall report the same to the Governor. furnishing with said reports condensed ahstracts of all information needful for publication, which abstracts, the Governor shall order to be printed.

Resolved further, That the members of said com mittee shall be entitled to receive the sum of four dollars per day each for the time employed in said examinations, and that the Auditor be hereby required to issue his warrant on the Treasurer for the same.

Approved, November 29, 1861.

CHAPTER XIX.

RESOLUTIONS by the Legislature of the State of Misissippi in relation to the battle of the 21st October, 1861.

Resolved, by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That Mississippi has hailed with joyous pride the intelligence, of the ever memorable and glorious battle of the 21st of October, in which so large a share of the honors of the day fell to her gallant sons--that we deeply sympathize with them in the hardships they endured, and in the loss of companions honored and loved.

Resolved further, That the Colonels of the 13th, 17th and 18th Mississippi Regiments, cause these resolutions to be read at the head of their respective commands.

Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Fepresentatives furnish them copies for that purpose. Approved, November 23, 1861.

CHAPTER XX.

JOINT RESOLUTION to fill & vacancy in the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States.

Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the two Houses will meet in joint Convention on Friday the 22d day of November instant at 12 o'clock M., in the Hall of the House of Representatives for the purpose of electing a Delegate to the Provisional Congress of the Cunfederate States to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. Alexander M. Clayton, late one of the Delegates from the State of Mississippi. Approved, November 23, 1861.

CHAPTER XXI.

RESOLUTION in relation to furnishing the Newton Rebels with cartridge and cap boxes.

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the Chief of Ordnance be required to furnish the "Newton Rebels," a volunteer company from Newton county with cap and cartridge boxes, and the Captain of said company be required to give bond in double the value of the articles. furnished the company with good and sufficient security, to be approved by the Chief of Ordnance, payable to the State of Mississippi, conditioned for the safe return of the same whenever the said company disbands.

Approved, December 11, 1861.

CHAPTER XXII.

AN ACT for the relief of Zenias A. Clark.

WHEREAS, Zenias A. Clark heretofore, to-wit, on the 20th day of February, 1860, entered at the land office in the city of Jackson, lots No. 11 and 12 of Section 26, township 23, range 8 cast, for the sum of one hundred and forty dollars and fortyfive cents, and whereas, it now appears that said lands had before that date, to-wit: on the 18th of January, 1854 been sold and conveyed by the State to one David S. Byrd.

SECTION 1. Be it therefore enacted by the Legis lature of the State of Mississippi, That the Auditor of Public Accounts be directed to issue his warrant on the Treasury in favor of Zenias A. Clark for the sum of one hundred and forty and forty-five one hundreths dollars.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved, December 3, 1861.

CHAPTER XXIII.

AN ACT to provide for the collection of certain arrears of taxes in the county of Jefferson.

WHEREAS, It is represented that a large amount of the State and county taxes of the county of Jefferson, due by the assessment of 1860, and which ought to have been collected in the year 1861, remains uncollected; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the tax collector of the county of Jefferson be, and he is hereby authorized and required to collect all the State and county taxes in said county of Jefferson which ought to have been collected, and paid into the State or county Treasury on or before the first day of July last, and which remain uncollected, and that the same be collected in the same manner as the other taxes of the current fiscal year, and paid into the

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