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Fayetteville observer. (Fayetteville, N.C.) 1851-1865, November 17, 1864, Image 4

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^BLIO LAWS. iJi*>aTaD FbbV 10. 1864. OH" Lv'i'-t the Currmc*/. ■ !7/rv* V C'ynffdtrpif » fnw't, ’C’rk'*t 'lie lioldcrs of uove he dcEomination of sh^ll be ahowe l 4r» A''f fo t y-,7, Tk Sr. I - V I. 'Ine -■ •/ all T , ; i; Jt, sh^ll be ahowe l uotn tho Int tlay \-iril 1 i64, 'asf >*’ the fi ihp 8aiiiC, and until thd periods *»“i at the pi. >iatoii, the holders of all 'lreJt«nry nore.j Jiail be kUovred to fu«J *** sa aie iu rc ' shall be -subject to • U* of 88* per cent, on ev ery dollft- pronjisotl oa the fiico thereof, s»id t** to attach to said notes wherever oiroulatcd, and paid s.'*es tp be fundable and exohanjKcabie for n«w Ticiis’>iry r.otca, as herein provided, subject to the dcdiK'iVn of said tax. Sac r.?. That any State holding T*ewury Qotcs rcoe. ' ed before the times herein fixed for raxiasf 3»i^i notes sha.' be allowed till ihe first day of .Tarmary 1865, to f;ind the s»ma ia 3 per cent, bonds of the Ooufcdtratc ut’vtes, payable 20 vcars after date, r.iid the interest payable soiui' tcrod bond«, parable 20 yc'ars alter their date. . manually. But all Vreinary notes reeeivcd by bearing infrrf » at the n«£e of foor cent, por a» ' any the time fixed for taxin? the eaicc cum, payable OQ the Ut of January and July of! ^3 atoresaid, shall be held to have been received e.- year ' i diminishsd by the amsvjnt of said tax. The dis- Sro. 2 Tlie Stearetwy of the Treasnry is hereby | crimination between the not^3 subjcn^ ti the t'ix authoriicd to issue the bonds ro»^aired for the tbone not so subicct, shall be fundino” provide d for in the preecJia" scrtHon, | 3*0.13. 'iTiat Trea.»ury notes bcrctofow i^aid and u^til the bon.is c?n bo prepared may i;«ae ■ ty or efieots of any kind, not ennmerated n the preceding paragraph, between the titnes namad tkeroin, 10 per cent., in addition to the tax on such profits as income, under the &ct aforesaid. III. On the amount of profits exceeding 25 per cent., made during either of the years ISfiS and 1864, by any bank or banking company, inaurance, canal, navigation, im porting and exportiBg, telegrapli, exproee, railroad, manufacturing, dry dock, or other joiut stock company of any deecription, wiiethcr lncorw)rated or not, 25 per cent on such excess. Sjco. 6. 'riie following exemptions from taxation nwder tJiis act shall be jUlowed, to-wit: [. Property of each head of a famrly to crrtifl;vif ■> c ". ^vcr tb-? purpose, tjucli bi nJs a.'d cortificar t.h^ll be recrlvn.ble witbou* nit'r- j f ’ n cr n!l OoYornj’" rit i:U.:;, ] .lyablc j ii> th V .ur 1 ■ I 0Tc>'pr .\vf„'rt and i;:;i>i>rt duties i Sl • ■{ T- r :\ll TiV -lOi's o1 ihe d( iiouii- r;» n : «1 not bf'arin • intcri;’r. shal’ " ■ rr; =1 f->r fnndinij un'sor the provlsionR t 'if> 1-r . o'ion )I rVii.-i *’~om ari4 aft(’r fho ■ ;f tiiiy o> Arri! l''G4. rn>.t *'rhr .^li.^sii-sippi i r’v r. ".rd t-:' ?=,t of .i 'v of tUr ;:- i, 'a-;.- t> V:‘ v.hl,’ in P'lynicnt nf ' p 1 *u' ■ fi. I',-. ; ., ij' not 80 prc=eiitcd ; ■ h:-U, in .V.fjijn t. tbe tnx of -j-H | c !-f- r .. fi in . 4(1, gcc-jon of t’ni.s act, he i '• -■ tax 0* ^0 pf'r cent per month nn j til , r^cd; w'l.'vh taxes sV:aU'.\tf\!h t'l -^aid 1 beariut; interest at the rate of $7 5^0 on the >0 I value of $500; and for each minor child per annum, iihall no longer be rsceiypd iu pj y-' of tijg family to the further value of |100; uj?nt of pnhw-.. lines, but shall be atrf*med a‘J ^ aucj iov «a,ch son actually engaged in the considered bo-u.i os the Ooufedcrato pa; a- I o|. navy, or who lias died or been ►>Ic two years at^-or the ^.feificatior. n , ‘rreaty of i military or naval sewvice, and w the Pni’t 'J StafOR, b‘».r»n' the rjto , .u., i.^ i>;to’’co.t f'T^eaified i>n thri'" ■••^Ya'ol'* 1st of January of each .-urd every year. I V That the Seeretary o‘’ *hc Treastry be, and hft is hcrrhy, airhorizod. 'r '«ude the t» a cencies o* ^he Oo'^errnient; sh ’”!'^ T'''- i>’e it, *o pny *-h ' d^’^ind of '\r>'7 public e»editor **uose ii» in Tn'\y bf eo!>t»*notd Hiter the of ttiia a:*, wiliinf' to rf»"»t»ve the aa’jie in a *tificato of t- ^ debtrJncss, t^ ?h; i^'^nt d Vv Sei i ^tsrv i'’ »’J ; f.irai ns Ji' jxirr .irm omp^r tjayaSi*,' -vr> yc-.:-rF aitoT a rauf:cat'vJi of a tr’aty of pcace with ticj United boariuj; interest at tie late of iix , \t'ho wan a member of the family when lie enterei ^Ue «iorvice, to the further value of II. Property of the widow of any officer, “oidier, «?ailor or marine, who may have tiio(3 or 'Hjen killed in the military or naval bOrvicK, "vr whero there is no widow, then ol the ftnii^y, boing minor children, to the vain*^ of llOOO. )IL Property of every officer, soldier, -Aa'.'or or marine, actually engaged in the iiiiiitat',.' or uavaI soi'^ioo. or ot' suoli alA liAVe betn d’-sjiblcd in such service, to tiie value funaed •-^r ’jifJ in pa3'ni«nt ot taxes at the dates : .i:J placi ^ prcHcriLed iu the- section oJ tlii.^ ' act, there shall be I 'vicd at said di'ie.'i :iiid place.’^ : a •’HI cf 33^ cent#! for every d' ilar pron'iscd on tht face of !>:iid notesj said tax slinll attach tc ‘••I’d tiOte« wherever circulated, and shall be eollcrtod j by dedui'ans; th» same at the trcasui'y, it3 depc‘?i- ! toriand b^ tax collectors, and by all Govern-1 went f'Scors receivio" the same whenever pre-1 udto. ■■ herov’er eirculatrd. and ftJial) be dcduotcJ J — . frcm f'le tuqo of said n.iu>j whenever pr.'’'?enttjd j P^^r cent, per ennvm, payr.ble seaii-nacaaliv, and for >: .:nent or for Jundir:,''. and said oote.s sh.all | transferable only by ^peciail ftndor.4cn:ent, under j provided, that the above gxemp- pot be cxotiancreable for the new is-,ue of T'ca-1 regTilations to be pro^ribod by the Seeretary of j person, wh©8e .snry ...res provided for in this act ! the Treasury, ".uq naid certificates ehall be axeuipt - r ^ j . _ Sue. 4. iha*^ on ail '.aiJ Treasury no 'S noil taxation in principal and interest. Sec. 1 The fecvetary or fhe TrCwSury is ^a- tnoni.-d to inerc&'’? the nunib^r of dcpottitonef so 'is to meet the rcqTif^rneats of this act, \nd w tb that view to cmplcy suoh of the haoks the Si>v- crsl States as he -rray deem expedient. Seo. 16. The Sotireta-y of the Treasury bi »11 forthwith advertise iUis ac'«. in fuch nevspap irs published in the several Sut'ts, and by sufh otl or means shall seenrc imaaec-iate publicity} »nd 8'»nted tjr payment or for i'undine, or in payment ' the Secretary of War and the Secretary of ‘he ot Government dues, or for postage, or in ex- ! Navy shall each oauee it to be published in ge^ie- ohantce for new notes, »8 hereinafter provided, and 1 ral order for tLw 'XifarmatioH of the ancy and said ^Iroasury notcji shall be lundablc in bonds as 1 B*Ty. provided in the Ist section of this act, until the I 8*0. 17. The -i^d seetaon of the act for the 1st day of January 1865, at the rate of 60ir cents i asscfscaent and oollc^ition of taxes, approved May on the dolhr; and it shall be .the duty of the See- i l^t lsti3, ia hereby repealed, rt^kry of the iVcisnry, at any time beiweon the' Sto. 18. The Secretary of the Treasury if; 1st of A.pril and lii^ l^t of July, 1B64, ryest of hereby authorised and required, upon the appli- the MiAii /ippi river, and the 1st of Jr^nuary 1865, »>ati&Q of the holder of ?ny call certificate, which, V . , . , . — 6>otion of the act to provide for the fundina; and further Lssue of Treasnry notess, ap proved March i!3d 1S6.3, was required to be there-vter deemed to be a bond, to isaue to s*sch iioldcr a bond therefor upon tho terms provided by said aot. to substitute and eri haii^c new Traaauiy i>oi«,s for the saaie at the n»te ot (16^ ccnts oa the dol lar; Pirooiffed, That notes of tlie denouiiQatioii of 8100 shall not bo entitled to tho privilege oi said ex&I\ange: Provl,hd further, that tho ri^ht ii. innd any of snid Treasury notes, after the L-'t day ot January 18G5 i.s hereby taken away: Auu pro- m - hI further^ Thai upon ail such Trcaiury notes whi-;h may remain oat“tandics on tlij l;,t dav of property, exclusive of household fnrnituro, shall be att>eiwed at a value exceeding $1000. IV. That where proj>erty has been inj ured or destroyed by the enemy, or the owner thereof has been temporarily deprived of the use or occupancy thereof, or of the means of cultivating the same, by reason of the presence or the proximity of the enemy, the asbeesment on such property may be rcducod, in proportion to tho damage sus tained by the owner, or the tax assessed theroon may be reduced in the same ratio by the district collector, on satisfactory evi dence submitted to him by the owner or aa- eewor. Seo. 6. Tiiat the taxes on property laid for tho year 1S64, shall be assesacd as on tho day ot tho passage of this act, and be due and collected on tlie 1st day of June uext, or j-s soon after aa practicable, allow ing an extension of 90 days West of the Miseisaippi rivor The additional taxes on incomes or profits for the year 1863, lavied hy this act, shall be assessed and collected forthwith; and the taxes on incomes or pro- Sts for tl;e year 1864, shall be assessed and collected according to the provisions of tlie tax and assessment acts of 1863. Seo. T. So much of the tax act of the 34th as levies a tax on ia- An Act i>y Ztiy a^ldiiiortoZ Tgjxas for the c^m- f?i-hi defeTi-ce avd h-npport of GovemmeM. Si'C. 1. Tlie Coiigr.?>8 of the Confcderiute B Atoi of Amcrica do enact, That in ad li-, , ^ tion to tiie thxeii iev le 1 bv the act “to l&y I . lob3, t^X6S for tlie common dcf’.:aco and to carry on property or effects on the GovenimoP. of tlie nieder;tte States,” I f^ount or value of which a t^ is lenod approved 24th of Apt.i 1S63. there snail be '^3^ ^his act, and also the 1st section of said levied, from the passa-e of L.Is act, on the i G^8P/^ied for the jrear 18t>4, and anbiects of taxation hereatU- mention*,d, j no,estimated rent, h^ or mterwt on pro- Janaary l.’.u5, aud nhicn may noi be e?: :!ian^od for ne^ Tvcasury notes, aa herein provided, a cax c: "'OO par coat, is hereby imposed. Sec. 5 That attcr the fi. day or April next, all authority heretofore given to ihe Secretary of the Treasury t« i?i-ae Trettf'iry notes sb;iU be, and is hereby, revoked: Prcv'ided, t,:c Secretary of the Treaiary may, after that tine, is.'iuc ns« Treasury notes, is I'aoh form as ht tnav prescribe.' V n * j v j. a payaMo" TO years af.er t^.e ratiS.;ado/of a treaty c-^^lectod trom every person cop*tu4sr of pca:3 vith the United States, said new isstica i association or corporation, liable there to be rceeivJible in payment oi all public dues, ! “ foLows, to-w;t; except ex^. I and import duties, to bo issued inj P^perty, real, p«r- exch*dge fc. old notes at tho rats of 2 dollars of j »nd mixed, of orery kind and de8cr!]>- the new for S of the Cld issueo, whether said old I heroinatior exempted or taxed s t a tolos be surrendered-or exchangu by the lioidcrs i Tat 3, 5 ptr cent.: Provided, T*iai,. ,, , ,, . - , . ini ttiuicof, or be rece ived inf^o t^e Treasure nnder • from this tax on tiiy value of property e cn- lor mmors or lunatics, shall be ti ...i ,:i3 ol ttis act; and i.io holders of the j ployed ill agricnituro shall bo deducted '-he 2.a.ernpt from tno tax in all cases where the CO**- ;>r oi . . Oi l . -L; . es.cpii oi the ; value of the tax in tind delivered therefrc^n, denomic... »a ot S , auer ihoy are reduced to j as a^ticssed und^i the law imposing it, and BGi ceaur on the doJ.;.r by the tax Rioiisaid, may I doliveved to th^ Government: Provided, convert the same in; ■ call cerliScatcs leering in-1 That no cred'*. .^».:ail b-e allowed beyond 5 tercst at tho rale oi 4 ptr ccnf:. per annum, and pgj. II. On the value cf gold and silver wafca and plate, jewels, jewelry and watches, 10 per cent. HL Tho value of property taxed under this St otion shall be assessed on the basis of the luarket value of the same, ur similar pi*o- perty in the neighborhood where asseesoa iv ]>ertT or credits herein taxed ad valorem, shall be aoseesod or taxed as incomes under the tax act of 18G3. Seo. 8. That iVe tax imposed by this act on bonds of tLe Confederate States hereto fore issued, shall in no case exceed the in terest on tVi© same, and such bonds, when payable two years a/kir a rsriAcation ot s trt'aty ot pease wi..h the United States, Ui»lcs8 aacaer xjonverted into now noLas. Sxo. 6. That to pay the expcusee of the Gov-1 ernoieBt not otherwise provld'jd for, tLc Secretary j of the freaaury ia hereby aatboriaed to imae 6 I P^’’ ‘ ‘ 'bonds to a;i apvount not cxcecding five j nuri. J. .a mill-.-JHs of dollars, the priricipil and in- \ „ t- ■he?'f'of suali be free from taxation, aud . the year 1S60, exct-pt in cases whore lai.d, I r the 'yment of interthtroo.n ths entire net Blaves, cotton or tobp.cco ha”e been p ir - r.. ti.iti^oi -illy CZ-: -t d. _ h;r.- -.or laid on the, cha.^d since the let day of January 18(^3, wM*!)he-or.'s,l In which csao the said Hud, olav^cs, cott >n ,.‘i ie Dc't'" ;roi;od.;'« . “f. “ purchased, 6haU ba issess r impv.t aa...e3 , t-ie price actually paid for the same 3V JO necessary' nwn.'r mipori. are hertby pledged end sh;,ll her. ter be .laid in epc ,lo, cr in stci 'hig exohai.>:c, in oijU^uaL ijijrl boads. Sec. . iua* ii)e L'l- .-retarj of ihe Treasury authoaxed, Irom time to time, as wa 01 cht In v.u--y m.iv ri^juire On the value of all shai cs or iut»^r- edts held in any bank, banking company or Qj. ■ association, c^nal, na' I.^^ation, importii g, I e:tpori;ing, ininrance, manufacturing, tc e- iu ; eAprcsd, railroad, and drj-dock co a- the I aiid all other joint Etock coinpau'cs hereby i? to Bell or ! c-^’every kind, v7httiier iacorp-raLed or m)t, lo: T*-c:;sury notes said bonas, or a^y I 5 per c^ui;, j‘.ic .-.^r the bco^ terms ho e.'in. Kf^ : P m.; - . ll'= la:iuQ !>a;C ;T terms ho can, so as to oy C..ngret>^, and ri thciau.o i r^s.riet tba asacuii., of th-j cijou- ir.:: arv uvicjo Viituin reas-'-;iC!jla a:^i a- i P';u * and tUty fluch re.^ul3 ion3 aa tho may pj ujoribe tojr JU lae uox),.h authoritcd by tho Gth nc(>- ii-t •'•y be cithor rej^i.vu red or cor.- j, as me pafCi„j tAing tuoia Eiay c'aji; caly Lu exchanged tor cach otiior under aa tho i?e i-eiati of t tie Treasury X ncy Siiuil be tor SiUO, aad shail 2' with the coupons thereto attached, bo in C,i t-ji-m aud of tiuuh au^ho.'.Li .Vucii u th. Seo- rc; iry of ' iil.uil b.; pay •nd July la _ able not ioso than oU yoaro trora J.ri* i'to S.a » AU c.a Jul^ t. £d,blo, fnr h reapccts a,? is provided lor the rr.,asury notes into whioa they r:o con- ▼( ruble, if converted before the time fixed for tas.ag the :’rcaaury notas, such certiSeates shall ir -m tnai time bear interest upon oaly Uti} centb tor every doUar promised upon their iaoc, and shad bo redeemable in new Tre^^ury notes at thit ra..; out alter the passage of thia act no c-ll 8*0. 10. That if any bank of deposit shall -iyc u.jpus. .rs tuo-boud:i authurised by tho firat ITdTpo ' exchange for their deposits the same on tho bonda by oon-o £ tc. ■ «> upi with Dositor bu ,■Treasury, thou tuc B.»id do- md ““«*» vui6d, the wud bia'r-/ issued «f fho\^>romi!Jio*ro*i'V 4o be receivable in payment of puhr provided by i*v, sad fuudabJe at par uod'S^’tr j»roTis»^s thiB ao^ uatU the irst of irS® l^t, and uixtd the drat October 1864, welt^i ilw^u^ppi nvec, bat aficr that thoj The -valine of proportv taxad uudoif tlds ehni'i h-3 7i£i;cCd5(I u?>aa tho baaiv »* •-'•■ij ui.iiket vuli'.e oi Euch prop-oity in Lue uc.f’iujraood \^liero in ouolx cur- .'^8 iiiHv Le ;*er: ..1 i;co Uuii'o, in t^e aa ! ?alo oi eac‘i j)roporty, at t ie un;u of f.io. ,vinc.it. iS'ic. o.* : ii3 amonat of all gold aud silver coiu, gold 'lUbt, gold or siivar bullion, held !jy the banka or other corjo- ratioiis or individci'Ja, 5 por cent.; and upon ••:>lltcted acoorciing to tho value thereof at ihe place v;haru tho tax ia paid. Ii. Upon tho amount of all solvent cra- diuj, and of all bunk bills and all other pa pers iboued sk3 currency, excloaive of non- interest ooaiing (JonfederHto trejiaiu’y notes, and not enlpioyed in a registered buainesa, the income derived Iroin which ia taxed, 5 per cent. Sea. 4. Upon profits made in trad© and bcjsiuesa, au follows: L On ail proUtd made by buyinf; and sell- in;j fjpirituua lipio;.i, flour, wheal, corn, rice, un 'iir, rii'>lart.ieu or hirup, salt, bacjn, _pork, t/fc d or boof catllo, sheep, oats, bay, * Idor, ruH hidu-i, lealher, horseo, muJes, u-yn’., yarns, wool, woolen, interest on the same shall not exceed $1000. An Act to ffiispcTid the privilege of the Writ of Uaheas Corpus i/n certain cases. Whereas, the Constitution of the Confed erate States of America provides in Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 3, that “the privi lege of the writ of habeaa corpus iliall not be suspended unless when in case of rebel lion or invasion, the public safety may re quire it;” and whereas, the power of sus pending the privilege of said writ as recog nized in eaid Article 1, is vested solely in tho Congress, which is,the exclusive judge of the necessity of such suspensiou; *nd ./hereao, iu the opinion of the Congress, the public eaict / rf fjuires the Buspension of said \rrit iu the cxib'aag case of tho invasion of tlicsa States by the armies of tho United States; and who'.c^a, the President has asked for the suspeniioii of the writ of habeaa cor pus, and informed Congress of conditions of public danger which render the suspension of Iho writ a measure proper for the public defence against invasion and insurrection; now, therefora, The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact. That during the preseut invasion of tho Confederate States, the priv- of the writ of habeas cor])tis bo, and the same is hereby, susoendwd, but Buoh ei!»- pension shall ai>pl v only to the cases of per sons arrefited or detained by order of tho President, Secretary of War, or the General Ofticor commanding the Trans-Mississippi ililitary Department, by the authority and undo? the control of the President. It is hereby declared that tho purpose of Coa gi-es3 in the passage of this act ia to provide more etfectuaily for the public safety by suspending tho vmt of habeaa corpus in the following C2.333 and no other: I. Ot treason, or treasonable efforts or combinatioiis to subvwt the govornment of the Conicdorate States. U. Of conspiracies to overthrow the gov ernment, or conspiracies to resist the lawful authoriw of the Confederate States. UL Of combining to assist the enemy, or of communicating intelligence to tho enemy, or giving him ai/ and comfort. IV. Ol conspiraci^ preparations and at tempts to irioite servile insurrection. V. Of desertiona or encouraging deser- tiona,of harboring deserters, and of attempts to avoid militacy service: Provided, That in case ot palpable wiong and oppression by any eui>ordinate ofacer upon any '^rty who I does not legally owe mditary service, his uperior officer shall grant prompt relief to IX. Of oonspiraciee, or attempts to liber ate prisoners of war held by the Confederate States. X. Of conspiracies, or attempts or prepa rations to aid .the enem^. XI. Of persons advising or inciting «thers to abandon the Confederate cause, or to re sist the Confederate States, or to adhere to the enemy. Xn. Of unlawfullj burning, destroying or injuring, or attempting to bum, destroy or injure any bridge or railroad, or tele graphic line of communication, or property, with the intent of aiding the enemy. XIII. Of treasonable designs to impair the military power of the Government by destroying, or attempting to destroy, veeeels or arms, or munitions of war, or arsenals, foundries, workshops, br other property of the Ccmfederate States. Sec. 2. The President shall cause proper officera to investigate the cases of all periioniJ so arrested, or detained, in order that they may be discharged if improperly detained, unless they can be speedily tried ir thn due course of law. Sec. 3. That during the suspension afore said, no military or otlier onicer Bhall be compelled, in answer to any writ of habeas shall be liable to be placed in service in the field for the war, as if he were between the ages of 18 and 45. Sec. 8. That hereafter the duties of pro vost and 1 oapital guardt and clerks, and of cletks, guards, agents, employ oea or labor ers in the Commissary and Quarternifyater’s Departments, in the Ordnance Bureau, aud of clerks and employees of navy agents, as also in the execution of tho enrollment act, and all similar duties, shall ba performed by persons who ai*e within the ages of flS and 45 years, and who by the report of a Board of army surgeons shall be rojjorted as unable to perform active service in the field, but capable of performiii" some of i;}io above said duties, specifying which, aiid when tliese persons shall have Seen ar-Ri-'red to those duties as far as practici^ble. the i*i«- sident shall assign or detail to their mi- ance such b’Hlies of troops, or individiuiis, required to he enrolhjd nndor the 5t!i .-«(!- tion of this act, as may be needed f »r ibo discharge of each duties: Provid*;d, rir i persoiis between the ages of 17 and 18 shall be assigned to those duties: Provided fur ther, that nothing contained in thiii act shai! be Ro construed as to prevent t.'io Presidonl fronr.' detailing arti.^ans, mc-chuiik*3, or por- corpus, to appear in person, or to return lhe'1 sons >f sciontM'ic slrili, to perlorm indiupen- l>ody of any person or persons detained by | ejp,hle dutieo in the department? or bnreans him, by the authority of the President, Sa- j herein mentioned. cvetary of War, or the General officer Cijm-1 Stfc. 9. Tli.'^t any Quartermaster or A.s- manding the Trp.ns-Mississippi department; | cistant Qaarlermasler, Commissjary or As- hnt np^Ti tlio nnWAr t»£ t.liA i aiatiint Goinmissa.ry, (other than those serv- offioer haring charge of any t.ne so detsined, ii-g ^s;ith brigades or regiments in the field,) that such person is detained by him ^ a prisoner for any of the causes hereinbefore specified, nndor the authority aforebaid, fur ther proceedings under the writ of habeas corpus shall immediately cease and remain suspended so long ad tliis act shall continue in force. Sec. 4. This act shall continue in force for ninety days after the next meeting of Con gress, and no longer. THE MILITARY BILL.' Section 1. That from and after the passage of thia act all white men, residents of the Confederate State*, between the ages of 17 and 50, shall be in the military service of the Confederate States for the war. Sec. 2. That ail the persons aforesaid, be tween the ages of IS and 45, now in service, shall bo retained during the present w^r with the U. S., iuiitlie same regiments, bat talions aud companies, to which they belong at the ])aaeage of this^act, with the same or ganization and officers, unless regularly transferred or discharged, in accordance __ with the laws and regulations for the gov-1 j-y gervice, under rules to be prescribed by ernment of tho army: Provided, that com- ! tiie Secretary of War. panieo from one State, crganixed against 2. The Vice Prwident of tlie Confederate their consent, expressed at the time, with ! State?, tiie members and officers of Oongresa roginrenta or battalions from another State, j and of the several State J.«gi8latnre3, aud shall have the privilege of being transferred j guch other Confederate and State ofA« ers .a« I the Preaident, or the Governor or the ro- j spective States, may certify to be necQ«s.«^ry for the proj.‘er administration of the C>n- or otScera in tl^ Ordnance Bureau, or Navy Agents, cr Provost Marshal, or officer iu tiic conscript scrvice, who shall hereafter employ or retain in his employment any person in any of their said departments or Dureaus, or in any of'the duties mentioned in tho 8th section of this act, in violation of the provisions hereof, shall, on conviction thereof by a court-martial or military court, ba cashiered; and it shall be the duty of any depRrtment or district commander, upon proof, by the oath of any credible person, that any such officer has violated this pro- i vision, immediately to relieve such officer j from duty; and said commanders shall take prompt meapures to l*ave him tried for such i otieuce; and any commander as aforesaid I failing to perform the duties enjoined by I thia section, shsll U}>on being duly convicted I thereof, be discharged from the service. Sec. 10. That all laws granting exemp tions from military service be, and the same aro. hereby repealed, and hereafter none shall be exempted except the follovring: 1. Ail who shall be held unfit for railita- to organizationsvof troons, in the ^me arm of the service, from tho States in which said companies Were raised; and the soldiers from one btate, ia companios from another State, shaU be allowed, if they desire it, & transfer to organizations from their own States, in the same arm of the service. Sec.|3. That at the expiration of six mouths from tiie first day of April next, a bounty of $100 in a six per cent. GK)vemment bond, which the Secretary of the Treasury is here by authorixed to issue, shall be paid to eve ry non-commissioned officer, musician and private who shall then be in service, or in ihe event of his death previous to the period of such payment, then to the person or per sons who would be entitled to receive by law the arrearages of his pay; bat no one shall be entitled to the bounty herein provided who shall at any time, daring the period of six months next after the said first day of April, be absent from his command without leave. Sec. 4. That no person shall be relieved from tho operation of this act by reason of having been heretofore discharged from the army where no disability now exists; nor shall those who have furnished substitutes be any longer exempted by reason thereof: Provided, that no person, heretofore exempt ed on account of religious opinions and who has paid the tax levied to relieve him from service, shall be required to render military service under this act. Sec. 5. That all white male residents of the Confederate States, between the ages of 17 and 18 and 45 and 50 years, shall enroll themsolvea at such timea and places, and under such regulations, as the President may prescribe, the time allowed not being less than 30 days for those east, aud 60 days for those west of tho Mississippi river, and any person who shall fail so to enroll him self, without a reasonable excuse therefor, provisions, to be delivered by such petsot as aforesaid at equivalent rates. 3. Such person shall further bind* himself to sell the marketable surjjlus of provisions and grain now on hand, and whicn he may raise from year to year while his exernyitioa continues, to tiie Government or to the fatn ilies of soldiers, at prices fixed by the Com missioners of the State under the in^ress- ment act: Provided, that any person ex empted as aforesaid, shall be entitled to k credit of 25 per cent, on any amount of meat wh’ch he may deliver within three moui’ns from tnfe j>.wjEago of this act: Provided fu^ ther, th?.t pc’!&on?, coming within the provi ,.ji3 o!' till i cTi oi; ^Ajcn ehall not be deprived of tl,p thc''c .>f by reas(m of having hecu uni ei - £ii;:e tht* let day of Feb. 1864 4. 1m addition to the foregoing exen»p- t»or ;i,#» : 'tury of War, under the di- »n - A' t;Vo i 'ro.*ideDt, may exempt or do- t^ il s.'c'i ott;er pHio'^nb ae he may be satia- fioci oi!;hi be e.'cempted on account of piii'iir, necfct nty, and to insure the prodnc- ti,« of ifi-ain and other provisions for tk« anny and tiie families of soldiers. He may, also, grant oxemptioim or details, on sucb tor)i>; us li'^ may ].ret;erihe, to such over- acoi'.r., iiii i?>Ci or planters r.- i.e may be nat- isijed will be more u3jfui to tiio country in the pursuilii of agriculture than in the mili tary service: Provided, that such oxemptioL shall cease whenever the farmer, planter or overseer shall fail diligently to employ no good faith, his own skill, capital, ana laboi exclusively in the production of grain and provisions, to be sold to the Government smd the families of soldiers at prices not exceed ing^ *»^e fixi»d at the time for like articles by Jommissioners of the State under the in^yidssment act. 5. The president, treasurer, auditor and superintendent of any railroad company en gaged in transportation for the Government, and such officers and employees thereof as the president or superintendent shall certify en oath to be indispensable to the efficient operation of said railroad: Provided, that the number of persons so exempted by thia act OH any railroad shall not exceed one per son for each mile of such road* in actual ost fo * *au.tary transportation; and said exempts shjwi be reported by name and descriotii^, W’fh the names of any who have leh the employment of said company, or who may 'ease to bo indispensable. That nothing herein contained sbtvl] bo construed as repealing the act approve4 April the 14th 1863, entitled an act to ex empt contractoiB for carrying the mails ol the Coafederate States, and the drivers ot post coaches uud hacks, from military ser vice: Frovioed, that all tho exemption* granted undor this act shall *nly continue \7hiUt the persons exempted are actually engaged iu tacir respective pursuits er oo- 11, Tnat ihc President be, and he is hereby, av.thorised to grant details, under general rules and regulations to be issued federate or State Governmentd, as the caao | from tiie War Department, either of persons may be. between 45 and 50 years of age, or trom the 3. iiv.?ry minister of religion authorised to ! army in the field, iu all cases where, in his proach £,cccrdingto the rules of his churcii, {judgment, justice, equity and necessity re- and who.; ct the pass^e of this act, shall be I quire such details, and he may revoke such regularly employed in the discharge of his 1 orders of details whenever he tSiinkg proper: ministei'ial duties; s'uperiutendente and phy- | Provided, that tiie power herein granted to sicians of asylums tbr the deaf aud dumb i the President to make details and exemp- ? , I'.r j Mzod cloUis, hats, wagons, harnosi^ | ilie oppressed party, and the suljordinate «,oi.l, r'it), Hbool or nails, at any time !>«►• shall be dismissod from office. I'lto Ibt ot Jiiuaary 1863. i»nd the VT TM* .• ^ .. iry 1863, und the le^t ot Jiuiriury 1865, 10 per cent., in addition t/) the tax on such profits aa inccrae under the “act to hiy taxe;ilor tho commc ndofonce, and carry on the Government o f the Con federate States,” approved April ii4, 1863. IL On all profits made by buiying and i VI. Of BpioB and other emiflaaricB of the enemy. II. Of holding correspondence or inter- coiuao with the enemy, without necessity, and without the permission of the Ooniede- rato >^’*;ates. . 11* ^ V—^ 1 IL Of unlawM trading with the «n©- „ i'jw of 1 „ „ . 11.' , . I, . u uutuuMB aninBK me laws OI stocks, debts, credits, or o bligations the Confederate States, eoated to promote ot any kind, aud anj merchkadi^d, proper- th*^ Buooeea ia the war. to be judged of by the President, shall be placed itfservice in the field for the war, in the same niannor they wero bo- twc3a the agos of 18 aud 45: Provided, that the persons mentioned in this section shall constitute a reserve for State defence and detail duty, and shall not be required to pertbrm service out of the State in which they roaido. 3oc. 6. That all persona rennired by the 5th section of this aot to enroll themselvea, may within 30 days after the passage there of, oast of tho Mississippi, and within 60 days, if west of said river, form themselves into voluntary organizations of companies, battalions or regiments, and elect their own officers; said organisations to conform to the existing laws; and, having so organized, to tender dioir servicea as voiunteers daring the war to the President; and if such organ izations shall furnish proper muster rolls, *^s now organized, and deposit a copy thereof with tho enrolling officer of their district, which shall be equivalent to enrolhaent, tney may be accepted as minuto man for service m sach State, but in no event to be taken out oi it. Those who do not so volun teer and organisse, shall enroll themselves as before provided; and may, by the President, bo required to assensblo at convenient pla ces OI rendezvous, and be formed or organ ised into compimies, battalions and regi ments, under regulations to be prescribed by him; and sh^ have the right to elect tfieir company and regimental offlcers; and all troops organi2sed under this act tbr State defence, shim be entitled, while in actual service, to the same pay and allowance as troope now in the field. 8^ 7. That any person wbo shall fail to attend at the plaoe of rendesroos aa reqaired by the authority of the President, without a anffiiQiaat qxoqim to ba judgod ^ by Hira and blind and of tho insane; one editor for each newbjjaper being published at the time of tliis act, and such^employoos as said edi tor may certify, oa oath, to be indispensable to the publication of such newspaper; the public printer of the Confederate and State Governments, and such journeymen print ers as the said public printer shall certify, on oath, to be indispensable to perform the public printing; one skilled apothecary in each apothecary store, who was doing busi ness as such on the 10th day of Oct’r 1863, aud has continued said business, without intermission, since that jjeriod; all physi cians over tho age of SO years, who nov are, and for tlte last 7 years have been, in the actttil and ragular practice of their profes sion, but the term phytdciaii shall not in clude dentietp; all presidents and teachers of colie theological seminaries, acade mies and Fijhoclo, who have been regularly engaged r/j -uch for two years next before tho passage cf this act: i’rovided, that tho benefit ot this exemption shall extend to those teachei'S only whose schools are com posed of 20 students or more. All superin tendents of public hospitals, established by law Ijofore the paafiago of this act, a&d such physicians and nursos therein aa such su perintendents shall cestify, on oath, to bo indispeusaole to the proper and efficient manaiTement thereof. 4. There shall be exempt one person as owner or agriculturist on each farm or plan tation upon which there aro now, and were on the Itti day ot* kwt, 15 able-bodied fiold-hands, between the ftges ot 16 and 50, upon the following conditions: 1. This exemption shall only bo granted in cases in which there ia no white male adult on the farm or plantation not liable to military sorviio, nor unless the pai-son claim ing the exemption was on the 1st day of Jan’y 1864, eitiier the owner aud manager or overboer of said plantation, but in no case shall more than one person be exempted for one farm or plantation. 2. Such person shall first execute a bond, payable to the Confederate States of Amer ica, in such form, and with such security, and in such penalty as the Secretary of War may prescribe, conditioned that he wiD de liver to tho Govornment at some railroad depot, or such other j 1 ,ce or places as may be designated by tL - Secret.'wy ot War, within 13 months next ensuing, 100 pounds ot bacon, or, at tho election of tho GovOia- mont, ifc* ec^^uivalent in pork, and 100 lbs. of net beet (said beef to i>3 douveiod on foot,) for eaon able-bodied slave oa said tarm or plantation, within the above's'iid Agee, whe ther said slaves in the fieid or not, which said bacon or pork and beef shall be paid for by the Government at the prioea ^ed by the Commiflsionora ot the Stfkte uadw the mpressment act: Provided, that whan the person thus exemptod shall produee satis- facto^ evideuco t^t it has hoen impossible for hiti^ by the exercise of proper dingenoe, to furnish the amount of moat thus ooatract- ed for, and leave an adequate supply for the snbaistenoe of thoee living on the said fium or plantation, the Seeretuy of War shall dir^t a oommatation of the same, to the astaDi oC twQ4birdatbaroof ia grain or gilMT tione shall not ba construed to auth(H'ize the exemption or detail of any contractor fui furnishing supplies of any kind to the Gov ernment, by reason of said contract, unless the head or secretary of the department ma king such contract shall certify that the per sonal services of such contractor are iudis- pensable to the execution of said contriiot: Provided further, that when any such con tractor shall fail, diligently and faithfully, to proceed with the execution of such con tract, his exemption or detail shall cease. Sec. li. That in appointing local boards of surgeons for the examination of persons liable to military service, no member com- posing the same shall be appointed from the county or em’olling district in which they are required to m^e such exa^mination. Post Office, FavettevlUe, N. C.,) OOTOBKB 8, 1863. y Schedule of the Arrical and Departurt of th* M»U tt thit Office. RALEIQH via WEEA8B0R0’. kc. Arrives daily, ez'ept Sunday, at 4^ P. M. Dsparte daily, except Saiorday at § P. M. RALBIGH via SUMMERVILLE. Departs TueaJaf apd Friday at 6 A. M. Arrives Wcinasday and 8uu(iay at S P. M. WARSAW ri* CLINTON. Arrives diily at 12 noon. Departs drily at P. .M. 04RTHAGE. ArriTos ’f^sdiiy, Tb ur::d!5,y and 8*'.ard»y at 7 P. M. Deffc.'ta A:5r.da7, Wolcdvi^y *ai Friday at 1 P. M. CliUrl iV7, S. (J. .Arrives TacsJsy, ?.':ara.lay and Saturday at 6 P. M DepaiU Siiuday, Tuj.sdaj and Thursday at 1 P. M. FAIR ULUFF via LUMi;KaTON. Arrijas Tu’s i\7, Tfcarsday and Saturday at 6 A. M Peparta 8iiui>4v, Tuc'.id>y and Taareday at 1 P. M. P-UBBSON’8 via RLIZ^BSTHTOWS. Defsrts Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 A. M. .Ajr!w.?s Tucsisy, Tiiurdaj And ^^Uurday at 2 P. M. ELIZlBEiHlHJWN via TSRBBINTH. Arrives Monday at 5 P. M. Depart j ds^y (Monday> at 6 P. M. MAGNOLIA via CYPRESS GREBK. Arr^es Tuesday at 2 P. M. Dapikrtg tiAOL^ day (racsday) at P. M. SWIFT ISLAND Tia MONTROSE, OOVINOTOII aad POWELLTOK. Arrives Tuesday at 6 P. M. Departs Wednesday at 11 A. M. SWIFf ISLAND via TBOY. Arrives Tuesday at 6 P. M. Departs Wedne^y at 11 A. M. Ail mails leaving before 7^ A. M , are closed the evea lag before at 9 P. it AU letters to be seat off frosa this ofaoa, other thaa hy mail, auat be paid fer as if »ent by maiL Ail drop letters shoold be pre-paid by i seat stamps. The offise will be open on Sunday from 8A ia 9i'A M , aad froaa 4| to 6^ P. M. JA8. a. COOK, P. M. icae DIXIE Liiils Poles K fXirihn •'■ippiv at Tfi*9'«ial* TSE noara c^vBOLi.va HDTOAIi uni LHSOOAii€K COdPlNI, OW in the tenth year of sacoessfai operation, with frowiag capital and firmer hold upon put>Iio oob- fldenee, continaes t« insure the lives of all healthy per sons from 14 te 60 years «f age, tor one year, for sevea /ears, and for life—^ ufemembera sharing in the profits All slaTes from 10 to 60 yeara of age are iaaured tat ene year er for &ve years for two thirds their value. AU leases an punotoally paid within 90 days after •atisfiaetory proof is pre9e»*M. For Airther information »he pul>Ui is referred (e AgtiUt af the Company in all parts e' ^e State, and K. H. BATTIJ, Seeretary, Raleigh. « A ■. J. HALE, Agent at Jvtf last. ^r«7«ilevtUe, N. 0 Bhnk W«Rt«tB for site k«re. N'

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