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Payment of troops.

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nel, and the pay and allowances of a captain of artillery in the United States army, and whose duty it shall be to make payment to the troops mustered into the service of this State by virtue of this act.

Sec. 10. Before entering upon the duties of his office, such paymaster shall give a bond to the people of this State, with good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Governor and State Treasurer, in such sum as the Governor shall direct, and conditioned faithfully to account for all moneys and public property which he may receive from this State, or any officer thereof, and to discharge the duties of his office with fidelity.

Sec. 11. Payments shall be made to the State troops monthly, on muster and pay-rolls, in accordance with the system and regulations (as near as may be) adopted by the pay department of the United States army; and to that end, the State military board, with the approval of the Governor, is hereby authorized and empowered to make all needful rules and regulations, therein prescribing the mode in which said pay-rolls and payments thereon shall be made, and the manner in which such paymaster's accounts shal be kept, returned and settled.

Sec. 12. The paymaster shall, previous to each monthly paymonthly es ment to be made to the State troops, make and certify, and file with the Auditor General, an accurate estimate, certified by the Governor, of the moneys which will be due to the State troops, and other necessary expenses required to be paid for military purposes, under the provisions of this act; upon receiving such estimate, the Auditor General shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer, payable out of the war fund, in favor of amon of said paymaster, for the amount necessary to pay such sums,

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and the State Treasurer shall pay the same on presentation thereof. The paymaster shall account to the Auditor General, monthly, for all moneys received and disbursed, the same to be accompanied by the proper vouchers therefor, which said ao counts shall be laid before the legislature at its next succeeding session.

Sec. 13. The commanding officer and field officers of each


regiment organized under the provisions of this act, are hereby Charlain, required, immediately upon the organization of the regiment, to appoint a clergyman as chaplain of such regiment, who shall attend such regiment while under drill and instruction at the regimental rendezvous, and shall accompany such regiment when it shall be mustered into the service of the United States. Each chaplain so appointed and serving shall receive for his services while in rendezvous, and also while with such regiment in the service of the United States, the same rank, pay and emoluments as captain of infantry in the service of the United Compensa States, the same to be paid by the State paymaster, as in the case of military officers.


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Sec. 14. The Governor is hereby authorized to direct pay-Coldwater ment, by the proper officer, of the necessary expenses incurred. in equipping and subsisting the company known as the "Coldwater light artillery," heretofore called into the service of the State, and may provide for keeping the same under drill and instruction until mustered into the service of the United States, or he may discharge the same, whenever, in his opinion, their services are no longer required.

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Sec. 15. The officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians Courts mar and privates of the military force mustered into the service of this State, by virtue of the provisions of this act, shall be subject to be tried by courts martial for all offenses prescribed in the laws of the United States, entitled "an act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States," and amendments thereto, known as "articles of war," provided that punishment by flogging or branding shall not in any case be inflicted. General and regimental courts Rules and martial shall be organized and governed, as near as may be, in of conformity with the said articles of war, and the rules and regulations established for the government of the United States army. The commander in chief is hereby authorized to estab lish all necessary rules and regulations for the organization and government of such courts, and for carrying into effect their


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decisions, in conformity, as near as may be, with said articles of war, and said laws and regulations of the United States.

Sec. 16. The Quartermaster-General and regimental quartermaster Gen. master shall each give bonds to the people of the State, with R-g mental good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Governor and State Treasurer, in such sum as the Governor shall direct, with like conditions as is provided in the bond to be executed by the paymaster, as above prescribed, and their accounts shall be kept and made out in the same manner, as near as may be, as is required by the system and regulations governing the Quartermaster-General's department in the army of the United States, and rendered monthly to the Auditor General.

Recruiting offices.

Military con. tract board.

Sec. 17. The Governor shall have power, and it shall be his duty, whenever it becomes necessary, in order to maintain the regiments of this State which may be in the service of the United States in full force, to establish one or more recruiting offices, under such regulations as he may think proper, for the enlistment of men to supply any deficiency which may at any time exist in their ranks, and to take all the necessary steps and measures to place the men so enlisted in their proper regiments.

Sec. 18. The Governor is hereby authorized to select and appoint, from the commissioned officers of the military force by this act provided, three competent officers, who shall compose a board to be known as the military contract board. After such appointment, no contract on behalf of this State, for equipment, approved by clothing, rations, or other supplies, or for labor or materials, for the furnishing or providing for the troops authorized by this act, shall be valid as against the State until the same shall be approved by a majority of said board.

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Sec. 19. All officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians and for service privates, who may be mustered into the service of this State, from arrest or into the service of the government of the United States, tion. while under orders for service either under authority of this


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State or the government of the United States, (in all cases except for treason, felony or breach of the peace,) shall be priv

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ileged from arrest and imprisonment from the time of their being mustered into service to the time of their discharge from such service, and during the same time their separate property shall be exempt from process by way of attachment or execution; and in case any such volunteer shall hold any lands pur- Privileges of chased of the State, belonging to any of the trust funds of the holding State, or otherwise, he shall forfeit no right, nor shall his rights che of be in any way affected by reason of any failure to pay installments of principal or interest due upon said lands, for the purchase money agreed to be paid therefor, during the same period, provided the said installments shall be paid within one year after his discharge from said service; and no settler upon State swamp lands shall lose or forfeit any right by reason of having been mustered into service according to the provisions of this



Sec. 20. In addition to the one hundred companies otherwise Sappers and provided for by this act, the Governor is authorized and empow ,ered, in his discretion, to organize a company of engineers, or sappers and miners, to consist of not over one hundred men, with one captain, one first and two second lieutenants, and to muster the same into the service of the State in the manner provided for in this act: Provided, The Governor shall be informed by the war department of the United States that the said company will be accepted and mustered into the service of the United States.

Sec. 21. Section six of said act shall stand as seci on twentyone, and read as follows:

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Sec. 21. The Governor is hereby empowered, through the Powers of proper military department, to purchase and distribute all ne-nor relative cessary military stores, whether of subsistence, clothing, pay, stores, & medicine, field and camp equipage, arms, munitions and equip ments, which shall be properly accounted for to the legislature, and at the disbanding of said force he shall store the property of the State in as good condition as practicable at the seat of government, or at such other place as he may deem best. Such reports shall account for all moneys received and disbursed,

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description and cost of all articles purchased. He shall have power, through the proper military departments, to collect and distribute all arms and equipments, or any of the military property of this State, whether in the hands of volunteer companies or otherwise.

Sec. 22 Section seven of said act shall stand as section twenty-two, and is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 22. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed, but nothing in this act shall be construed to affect anything which has been done under the act to which this act is amendatory, or any rights which have accrued thereunder.

Sec. 23. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved May 10, 1861.

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AN ACT to provide for the relief, by counties, of the familics of volunteers mustered from this State into the military ser vice of the United States, or of this State.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Board of an- it shall be the duty of the boards of supervisors of each organde foized county, at their sessions to be held in the month of June, the miles in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and at each subse

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quent session, whenever necessary, to make adequate provision for all requisite relief and support of the families of the commissioned and non-commissioned officers, musicians and privates, enlisted from their counties, and mustered into the military ser Authorize vice of the United States, or of this State; and for such purmoney, &e. poses the said boards of supervisors are severally authorized

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to borrow [money,] at a rate of interest not exceeding ten per centum per annum, and to issue bonds or other securities for the sums borrowed, payable at some time therein to be mentioned, not exceeding one year from the date thereof, and to assess, levy and collect taxes upon all the real and porsonal property of said counties, not exempt from taxation, sufficient

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