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PROVISIONAL

CONGRESS.

SEss. II.

Cm. 52,

53, 54.

1861.

151

Cn.,P. LII.-A,

Act to increase the elcrieae

force

,f the Treasury Dejartment, in the bu-

reau of se,nd ouditor.

May 21, 1861.

The

Congress of the

ConfedfArate States of America do enact, That

Clerks in the of-

the clerical force in the office of second auditor of the treasury depart- foe of the 2d au-

ment. shall consist as follows : one chief clerk, at a salary of fourteen ury

hundred dollars per annum ; five clerks at salaries, each, of twelve hun- SalariLs. dred dollars per annum; and five clerks with sajaries, each, of one thou-

ditor of the treas-

departmenL

sand dollars per annum:

shall

public inter-

est requires, as is given to him by the act "'to create the clerical force of the several executive departments of the Confederate States of America," approved March seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

Provided, That the

said

Secretary of the Treasury

clerks

among

the

Ma be distribu-

have the

same power to distribute

other t,d am,Ig the oth-

bureaN

r

department.

Of

th

bureaus of the Treasury department, if in his judgment the

o

APPROVED

May 21,

1861.

ChAp.

LITT.-An Act to autrrize

certain

d'tors to pjy the amounts due bZythem

the

treasery

,,fthe ConfJderate

,Sttes.

into

May 21, 1861.

The Congqress of the

Confederate States of America do enact, That

P~r:,,-indebted

all persons in any manner indebted to indfiiduals or corporations in the to iiililURIS, &C,

United

States of America, (except

the States of Delaware,

.f

Maryland, hi

the

U.

itedduring

S.,pro.

the

Kentucky

and

Missouri,

and

the

District

of

Columbia,)

be

and

are war, from paying.

hereby prohibited from paying the same to their respective creditors, or

their agents or assignees, pending ernment against the Confederate States before named.

the existing war waged by that gov- States, or any one of the slaveholding

SEC. 2.

Any

person

indebted

as

aforesaid

shall

be

and

is

hereby

To

pqy the

authorized to pay the amount of his indebtedness

the Confederate States, in specie or treasury notes, and shall receive

the treasurer a certificate, countersigned by the register, showing the

amount paid and on what account, and same was bearing.

Such certificate shall bear like interest with the original con-

into the treasury ofam - unt into the

from treasury of the 0.

~Treasurer's or

s

Certificate

beair

juervst.

Whe iedm-

to

-

the

rate of interest which the tificate.

the war

and

0

the restora-

SEc. 3.

tract, and

shall be redeemable

at the close of

tion of peace, in specie or its equivalent, on presentation of the original 'bie, and in wh&L certificate.

SEC. 4.

All laws and

parts of laws militating against this act be and

the same are hereby repealed.

APPROVED May 21,

1861.

Repealing clause,

CHAP.LIV.-An

let to tranfer the teesimny taken by commieninn in eertan stitstherein

of Ameica tN the

,bt,itecourts of the Onfederate States, and to authorize the same to be reid in eaid

named, br,,ght in the circuit and dist, icte,,urtsof the United State

State courte.

y 21, isai.

Tie Con;jress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Evidenee taken

in the circuit or district i" suitsinstituted

in the circuit or

in all

cases where suits have been

instituted

courts of the

United

States of America, whether

at

law or

in equity, distr et

U.

courts

of

by a citizen

against a citizen

and-said suits or any of them shall be recommenced in the State courts

or citizens of one of the Confederate

or citizens of another of the

States of America, the

Y. ecoin-

said Confederate

States, mnenedin'heState

courts

,,he

the C. S.,

t

read

on

the

of any of the

Confederate

States,

the

evidence

taken,

in

such

suits trial in the State

whilst pending in the circuit or district courts of the United States, by eourt .

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PROVISIONAL

CONGRESS.

SEss.

II.

CH.

55.

1861.

commission,

shall be read

upon

the

trial of such suits s6 recommenced

Rules and regu- in the State courts aforesaid,

latione.

under such rules and regulations as obtain

States ; ,except that

respectively in the State courts of the Confederate

no objection shall be good and available to the execution and return of the commissions for taking testimony, which would not be good and available in the circuit or district courts of the United States from which they issued ; and that all consents between parties or their attorneys, entered into touching the return and execution of commissions for

taking testimony and as to the admissibility of evidence, entered into in the said suits whilst pending in the said courts of the United States, shall be valid, and obtain in the said suits so recommenced in the State

either party, his agent or attor-

courts of the Confederate

SEc. 2.

e

it shall

States.

Clerks

thodiC.s.to

of

the

trans-

That upon the application of

be the

duty of the clcrk of the district courts of the Con-

mitsuch testimony federate States to transmit under his hand and seal,

to the clerks of :he the testimony

State courts. in any

duly certified, all

taken by commission

in any case so brought as aforesaid,

of the circuit or district courts of the United States, to the clerk

of the State court where the same may be recommenced, as well as all consents as aforesaid, touching the execution and return of commissions Clerk's fee. and the admissibility of testimony. That he shall receive for such ser-

party applying for the

vice the sum of one dollar,

to

be

paid

by the

same, which sum shall be taxwl in the bill of cost

and abide the result of the suit as other costs in like cases.

in the State courts,

State of Arkan-

SEC. 3.

two

itfurther enacted, That the State of Arkansas shall con-

Be

judicial

districts, the

shall

limits

and boundaries of which and

laws of

be the same as existed by force of the

districts of the

sas to constitutestitute

two judicial dis-the officers thereof

the United States when the State of Arkansas seceded from the United

States; and such districts shall be known and designated as the eastern

and western judicial Arkansas.

Confederate States of America in

Judge,

marshal

SEC. 4.

Be it further enacted,

That the judge, marshals and attorneys

&adattorneys for for said districts shall be

each district.

appointed by the President, and that the jutris-

Jurisdiction

tke eourt.

of diction exercised

by said district courts and the judges thereof shall be

the same in all respects as that exercised by the other district courts of the Confederate States, and judges thereof; and that the said courts shall in all respects be subject to the provisions of the act entitled " An act to establish the judicial courts of the Confcderate States of America."

 

APPROVED

Mly 21,

1861.

May 21,

1851.

CHAP. LV.-An

Act to prohibit the ex, ortation of cotton from

the

Confederate States,

except through the seaports of caid Satcs; and

to punish persons of'endie9 therein.

Export of cotton

excepL tbrough the

The Congress of

the Conyfcderate

States of America do enact, That

next, and

eprts

S.,

of the

c.from and afteiltbe first day of June

during

the

existence of

prohibited.

the blockade of any of the ports of the

Confederate States of America

States, it shall not be lawful for any

person to export any raw cotton or cotton yarn from the Confederate Duty ofDt mar-0States of America, except through the seaports of the said Confederate

by the government of the United

sbals and revenue States ; and

officers,

it shall be the duty of all the marshals and

revenue officers

of the said Confederate States, to prevent all violations of this act.

Penalty ]or vio-

lating this act.

SEC.

2.

If

any person shall violate, or attempt

foregoing section, be shall

to violate or evade the

forfeit all the cotton or cot-

provisions of the

ton yarn thus attempted to be illegafly exported, for the use of the Con- federate States ; and in addition thereto he shall be guilty of a misde- meanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding

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SEss. II.

CH. 56,

57.

1861.

153

five thousand dollars, or else imprisoned in some public jail or peniten- tiary for a period not" exceeding six Mnths, at the discretion of the court, after conviction upon trial by a"'ourt of competent jurisdiction.

SEc. 3.

Any person

informing as to a violation or attempt to one-half the

this act, may issue

specified in

to violate proceeds of to

from any

Informer ent'tlcd

one-half

pro-

of

articles

Justice may is-

the provisions of this act, shall be entitled

the articles forfeited by reason of his information, SEC. 4. Any justice of the peace, on information under oath

person, of a violation or attempt to violate

rant

seized and retained of the Confederate

ceeds

forfeited.

his war- sue warrant for the

and cause the cotton or cotton yarn

States. until

the affidavit to be seizure of cotton.

an investigation can be had before the courts

SEC. 5. Every steamboat or railroad car which shall be used with the

the same in charge, for the pur-

consent of the owner or persor

having

pose of violating this act, shall be forfeited in like manner to the use of the Confederate States. But nothing in this act shall be so construed

Itcamboats, &c.,

fo

ei.t

, forfeited.

Esportition

o f

as to prohibit exportation of

frontier. APPROVED May 21, 1861.

cotton to Mexico

through its co-terminous eott,.

allowed.

to

I

i~c

CuAP. LVI.-An Act

toprovidefor thepay rf the ofcres

wcho hare

res qned from

the

May 21, 186!.

United States nary, and whom it is8ropooed to add to the Confederate S'tates nay.

Be it enacted hby the Congress of tic

Cow.frderate States of

Anzerica,

Appropri at ion

pay of officers

S. navy

of the

U.

and

whom

it

i s

That the sum of three hundred and fifty-two thousand

six hundred dollars for

as

be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury who have resigned

not otherwise appropriated, to be expended in the pay of the officers

who have resigned from the United States navy,

to add to that of the Confederate States, said

follows: for the pay of twelve captains, on and off duty, fbrty thousand dollars; twenty-nine commanders, on and off duty, seventy-one thousand dollars; eighty lieutenants, one hundred and thirty-nine thousand four hundred dollars; twenty-five surgeons, including passed assisiant sur- geons, fifty-six thousand two hundred dollars ; twelve assistant surgeons, fourteen thousand four hundred dollars; sixteen paymasters, thirty-one thousand six hundred dollars. To pay Captains Lawrence Rousseau, Josiah Tatnall, Victor M. Randolph, and Duncan M. Ingraham, and

Commander Raphael Semmes certain travelling

tion of March fifteenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, five

hundred and ninety-three dollars. ArPPROVED May 21, 1861.

and whom it is proposed Proposed to add to

sum to be appropriated

expenses, as per resolu-

CHAP. LVII.-An Act to make temporary diepositionof eertain railroadiron.

M t ay 21, 1861.

WHEREAS, In furtherance of a contract between

Thomas

C.

Bates, an

Preamble.

alien enemy residing

El Paso and Pacific railroad company, a large quantity of railroad iron is on deposit at New Orleans and on the Mississippi and Red

rivers, intended by said contract for said now incapable of carrying on his contract-

said alien being

in

the State of New York, and

road, and

the Memphis,

The Congress of the Confederate States of Ameria do enact, That said

Disposition

of

Memphis, El Paso and Pacific railroad company

to take possession of said iron upon payment

if any, and lay the same on their road, upon giving bond to the Secre-

be and is hereby authorized certain

of duty and lawful charges, iron.

rail r oad

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SESS. II.

CH. 58, 59.

1861.

tary of the Treasury, to respond for the payment of said iron. as Con- gress may hereatter direct, the uitimate rights of all jersGens being hereby reserved until such legietion.

 

AiPiROVED

lav 21, 1861."

 

May 21,

1861.

CHAP. IXIII-An

Act

to protidejlmr tIc

eon.

on thepart of she Stoo

of

Arkonan,

 
 

or( L;itle /. k.

 

d, ofy

I

S

th, ,,ttie city !f I

t S1,h.,

t

e

"te j'o , St,,,.,f Ak,, ,

t", the

de

te

((tes

f

A

eicoa, and the (cc.pta-ice ,f the

tnae byjthe sail Cfrdcrate

SItttes.

 

Preamble. WHEREAS, By ordinance of the Convention of the State of Arkansas, passed the eleventh day of May, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, herewith submitted, authority was conferred Upin the dele- gation of the State of Arkansas to cede to the Confbderatc States the arsenal at Little Rock, and Fort Smith at the city of Frt Smith, in the State of Arkansas, and the grounds, buildings and appurtenances attached to each, in accordance with the terins of said oidiiance,

therefore-0

Acceptance of The Cooese.i of the Co;ifi.drarte State.s of Arieria do emtr. That

hereinbefore recited is hereby accepted. and it is now

made the duty of the Secretary of' War to accept a deed of cession of

Deed of cession, the said arsenal and other property to be executed by the sad delega- tion, and to take charge of' and hold the same in the name of the gov-

the ce"sion of cer- the cession

tain arsenals of

he

State of Arkansas.

as

ernment of the Confederate States of America. APPROVED May 21, 1861.

May 2,

18GI.

CrHAP.

LIX -An

Act rc!ative to prisoners of

tear.

Pri-oners of war:

custody

qte Congres.s of the Confederate S/totes of America do nact, That

11

prisoners of war taken,

whether

it

shall

be

the duty of

on land or at sea, during

h

the pend-

the Secretary of War, with

tran-fer.

and sustenanc

of.an

in- hostilities with the United States,

shall be transferred by the cap-

tors from time to time, and as often as convenient, to the Department of

the ap-

War ; and

proval of the President, to issue such

instructions to the Quartermaster

General and his subordinates as shall provide for the safe custody and sustenance of prisoners of war; and the rations furnished prisaners of

war shall be the same in quantity and quality as those furnished to en- listed men in the army of the Confederacy.

of the act entitled " An act recogni- the United States and the Confede-

rate States, and concerning

zing the existence of war between

1S61,

p.102.

Officers,

&c

ch. 3, , 8,

of

SEC. 2.

That the eighth section

letters of marque, prizes

and

prize

goods,"

of war

vessels not*to be the officers or crew of any unarmed vessel, nor any passengers on such

crew. shall not be so construed as to authorize the holding as prisoners

un~armed'Z

held as

prisoners vessel, unless

such passengers be persons employed in the public service

of war.

of the enemy.

1561, ch.3, 10,

bounty

SEC. 3.

so construed,

That the tenth section of the above

ship or

vessel

of

the

recited

act shall not be

were

captured

p.Wh

lowed for prisooers enemy and brought into port, unless such

as to allow a bounty for prisoners captured on vessels of the

on

or superior

prisoners

captured on armed board of an armed

enemy of equal

eahips or vessele. force to that of the private armed vessel making the capture.

APPROVED May 21,

1861.

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CH. 60,

61,

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1861.

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1 CHAP. LX.-Ait

Act fr the publication ,f thelaws.

May 21,

1861.

The Congqress of the Confederate States of Anmrica do enact, That

five hundred copies of the acts of this session of Congrcss

forthwith in pamphlet furm, to be distributed as follows :oneccopy to the

executive of each ot the Confederate States ; one to each

of the

Confederacy ; one to the head of each department and ot each burcau ; one to each member of Congress. and one to each cleik of the district courts; and the remainder to be kept in the office of the. Departiucut of Justice, fbr the further order of Congress.

Acts of Congres

be published to bz pubished.

tow distributed.

of the

judge

to the executive

district courts of the

Confederate States ; one

APPROVED May 21, 1861.

CHAP. LXI -An

Act matig

apprnprioti.,n

for

hc suipportor the nary. for the year

Mny 21.1"61.

ending eighteetth oy'keb,aty, ciylten hundred awd siax:y-owo.

The Congress of the Conf lerate States

.d

t.

[rf Am,,ric,] dIo enact, That

Spocifio

priV ti

us

appro-

furthe

the following sums be and the ame are hereby appropriated, for thence , objects hereinafter expressed, for the year ending the eighteenth of

February, eighteen hundred and sixty-two :

for

Confiederate States navy, five thousand five hundred dollars. For equip-

ment

thousand dollars. labor in preparing

and

States navy, one huadred

Nauvy-For

and

purchase

of nautical

instruments,

books

and

charts

repair of vessels

of Confbderatc

For laboratory

for safe-keeping

thousand

ordnance stores,

them, thirty-seven

dollars.

For ordnance

and ordnance stores, eighty thousand dollars. For "c ontingent Conine-

rated,"

printing

for

the

following

purposes,

viz: Freight

and

transportation

engines in yards;

teams; carts,

and drawings; repair of

purchase

post-

shore

stations ; pay of watchmen and incidental labor not chargeable to other appropriations; wharfage, dockage and rent; travelling expenses of

officers and others under orders ; fancral expenses; store and office rent; commissions and pay of navy agents and clerks ; flag-,awnings and packing boxes; books for libraries of vessels; premiums and other expenses of recruiting ; apprehending deserters; per diem pay of per- sons attending courts martial, courts of inquiry, and oilier services authorized by law ; pay of judge advocate; pilotage and tonnage of

vessels, and assistance to vessels in distress ; and

quarantine expenses ;-fifty thousand dollars. For medical supplies and surgeons' necessaries for sick of navy, engineer and marine corps, six

thousand dollars. APPROVED May 21,

and

and

stationery; advertising, models

hose

repairs,

and

attending

and

of horses

fire

engines

to steam

and maintenance

oxen and drawing

lumber, wheels, and the purchase and

age on public

letters;

fuel, oil

and

repair of workmen's tools ;

candles

for

navy

yards

and

for bills of health and

1861.

CHAP. LXIr.-As

Act

supplemmtral to on actto eqtabih the Judicial Confderate Sittee of America.

Courts of the

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That

May 21, It,1.

When jndge

of

in all suits and actions in any district court of the Confederate States, district court can-

in which the judge of such court

may be

interested, or may have

n

t Fit on trial i

been wht procetdigs.

of counsel of either party, or is connected with or related to either

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II.

CH. 62.

1861.

party,.so as to render

it

improper

for him

to sit

on

the trial of such

suit or action, it shall be his duty to cause the fact to be entered on the records of the court ; also an order that an authenticated copy thereof, and a copy of all the proceedingS, orders, pleadings and papers in such suit or action, shall be forthwith certified to the most convenient dis- trict court free from like objection ; which said district court, upon such

record being filed with the clerk thereof, shall

com-

in the like manner as if

mcuced in said court, and shall proceed to hear and determine the same

take

had

cognizance thereof,

been

originally

such

suit

or action

accordingly.

to all such cases

And

the

jurisdiction of such

as

were

district court

in

the

so removed

cognizable

shall extend

district

court

from which

the same were removed.

Transfer of up-

peal

ror

r.urt

wjit of er-

or

from

to

district

SEC.

late

2.

When any appeal or writ of error was pending

courts of the

United

States, from

judge of the

is the

in any of the

any of the late district

present district court

same person

decree or judgment from which such appeal or writ of

circuit

supreme courts of

the United States, and the

court, where judge of the

the to which such dis- who rendered

appeal or writ of error is transferred the

trict

deciion

pealed from.

the

court rendered

up. error was taken,

then

such

appeal or writ of error shall

be transferred

to the supreme

court of the Confederate

States, upon

the

party giving

bond

an court, shall be

record, under

such bond to the said supreme court, which

ceed to hear and determine the same, as in other cases.

and

surety, as required

out

to

the seal of the

by

law

in

case of an appeal

And

authentic

court shall

of

copy of the

or

writ

Copy of the re- error sued

cord.

said supreme court.

district

sent along

thereupon

with

pro-

Further time al-

judgments, &e

SEC.

3.

When

or

been

in any case

late dis-

of the United States, either party had the right

a writ of error, so as to suspend execution,

the time fixed by law,

heretofore

decided in any of the

]owed parties to trict or circuit courts

appeal

writ

o- sue :ut of error from to appeal,

have

to prosecute

prevented

of but

from so doing within

the late

circuit courts of the U. S.

district or by the closing of the

courts on the secession of the several States, in all

such cases a further period of six months from the time of holding the first term of the district court of the Confederate States in such district

shall be allowed

such

party, within which

to take an appeal or sue out

a writ of error ;

and

such appeal or writ of error

shall

have

the

same

effect as if' sued out or taken within

laws.

the

time

prescribed by the former

Official bonds of SEC. 4. The official bonds of all clerks and marshals of the courts of clerks and mar- the Confederate States shall be deposited in the Department of Justice.

shals,

where

de-

posited.

Su it

may

In

case of any suit thereon, in favor or for the use either of

such

suit

the govern-

may be maintained

be ment or of an individual or a corporation,

maintm,ined on a on a copy of such bond, authenticated by said department under its

CtY.

When neoes:,ry seal, in the same manner as upon the original.

But if

the execution of

to produce the ori- such

giual, and hvw ob-facturn, supported

bond

shall

be

by

desired by any party affidavit, then it shall

thereto, by a plea of 7107

be necessary to produce

est

the

tained,

original before the trial of such suit;

ment shall transmit the original bond, retaining a copy thereof, to the

to

the said

building provided for holding

States, it shall

ment of Justice to provide suitable accommodations for holding it, and

duty of the Depart-

court in which such suit is pending ;

and in such case the said depart-

but the same shall be returned

the

department when the suit is ended.

Where, in any case, there is no

Confederate

be

D)epartmcnt

(,f

SEC. 5.

Justice to provide a court of the

scr oldation

for holding court.,

a,,d to furnish to furnish the necessary books for records and dockets

for the proper

books, conducting of the business of the court, subject in all instances to the

Act

a,

sec

amended.

.f 1s6.

4s,

p.

approval of' the President.

oh.

SEc. 6.

s5, ment shall

The forty-eighth section

be

and

the

of the act to which this is a supple-

amended, so as to permit either

same is hereby

Either party

to party

to

file

the

transcript

of

the

record

and

copy of the

bonds, as

appeals,

&c.,

in therein

required,

in

the

supreme

court

of

the

Confederate

States.

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SEss. II.

CH.63, 64,.65. 1861.

157

without dismissing

the United States, where the said court refuses to dismiss the same upon U.S.

motion ; and that the said section be also amended so as to allow the period transcriptreodcinof tithothe

the appeal or writ of error in the supreme

court of supreme

court

may

of

file

of twelve months

from

the

time

of

the

organization of the supreme supreme

court

of

court of the Confederate

States

for

filing such

transcript

and bond, the C.S.

instead of the time in said section prescribed.

APPROVED May 21, 1861.

CHAP. LXIII.-An Act relative to the library of Congreas.

Maty 21, 186!.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That Secretary of Con-

°

the books purchased

the

retained by him for the use and benefit of the members of Congress ; appointed to revise

to thel aws (fthe sellthe fur-

government,which shall be turned over by the committee on revision. niturc, &c., turned

by the committee

delivered

to

appointed

the

to revise the laws ofgr'cs:t(Iakecharg

btoks

iturchaed

United

States, be

Secretary of Congress, and be

and the secretary sell the furniture and other effects belonging

gonTot

APPROVED

May

21, 1861.

to

over

wittee.

said 'com-

CHAP. LXIV.-An

Act for

the reliefqf district attorneys of the Co,7federate States in the field.

May 21, 1861.

The

Congress of the

Confederate States of

Amirica do

enact, That

When

distri-t

thejudge may appoint

military service of the Conflederae States, he may, by the consent of an attorney pro

the district judge, entered of record, appoint during his absence.

whenever a district

attorney of the Confederate

an

States

may

enter

attorney

pro tcmipore

APPROVED May

21, 1861.

CHAP. LXV.-An Act

to secure copy rights to authors and composers.

May 21, 1861.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, [That]

Exclusive

right

any person

States, or

or persons being a citizen or citizens of the Confederate of publishing, &e.,

resident therein, who shall be the author or authors of any

authors

&!,,ant their as-

""'d

i

book or books, map, chart

or musical

composition, which

may

be

now signees.

made or composed, and not printed and published, or shall hereafter be made or composed, or who shall invent, design, etch, engrave, work, or

cause to be engraved, etched or worked from his own design, any print or engraving, and the executors, administrators or legal assigns of'such person or persons, shall have the sole right and liberty of printing, re- printing, publishing, and vending such book or books, map, chart or musical composition, print, cut or engraving, in whole or in part, for the term of twenty-eight years from the time of recording the title Period. thereof, in the manner hereinafter directed.

SEC. 2. No person shall be entitled to the

publication, deposit a printed

benefit of this act, unless

copy of the

Copy of title to

he shall, before

book or books, map, chart, musical composition,

in

author or proprietor shall reside. And the clerk of such court is hereby directed and required to record the same thereof forthwith, in a book to be kept for that purpose, in the words following (giving a copy of the title, under the seal of the court, to the said author or proprietor, whenever

title of such be deposited with

the

clerk

of

the

Record thereof.

print, cut or engraving, district court.

district wherein

the

the

clerk's

office of the

district

court of the

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PROVISIONAL

CONGRESS.

SEss.

II.

C.

65.

1861.

he shall require the same) : District of

the

b,'red thatt on the

swid di.stricth/ tI 'j iosited in thi: rqice t& it!,'1 if a book (map, chart

to-wit: Be it remm-

,

A

B, o/

d,!/ of

Anno Donnini,

or otherwise as the case

may

be), the fi!e of which

is

in

the words

ft:!"win,

to-Ivit (here

i/sert

the

title)

: the rj't

whereof h:iclitiz; as

mofhor (or proprietor as the

C7nfr(s% etitl'd " -, Ict

case may be), u't co,,formir

With an act f

to wf 'ile

,f.,/rigtis to authors and comi-

rees.

peir

"

C

D.D

i,

/, " th/ di/,ict."

For which record the clerk

shall I)eentitled to receive frn the perso1n claim

'g such

right as :dbie-

said, fii'y

the author or proprietor of print, cut or engraving,

shal, within three monthis from the publication of*said book, i.ip, chart, mniiucal c.mposition, print, cut or eurraving, deliver or cause to he

cents ;

and the like sum

o

his

assigns.

fur every copy, under seal, actually

And

Copy

liver.

de- given to such permon

i,

stoi.ch

d

withiii

to

b,

three

publ#catiou.

ho,'k, inap, ch art, musical

cmiositio,

to

Lit

and copies deiivered a copy of the same

to the clerk

district

all such

Stane.

of said district.

court, at

icef/

least

And it Shall

once'

in

be anna IIX be the duty of

the clerk ot' each

list of

every hie of copy-right, iicl-

in

his office according

in

his oflice.

transmtni,d io,

SAto deparaunin

V.e'r,

ding the titles s,,rec::tdt-d, and tie iate. of record ; and ais, all the

sov.'eralcopies of lj.k, or other w

to this act, "!) the Sec'etaiy of

to tra"F:i iit a eetified

dea,,sitedUInks

t'/ be

p

-erxvcd

Notice of c,.py-

SEC. ";.No perso

right to be prin,.lI lie shall rive

sail bhe entitled to the

lwoenuir of' this

act,

unless

oin'io

y-right being s.t,rcd, by causing to

n utt, page,

. le inserted in the several copies of etch and eve;y cdition published

duriient the tern secured, on the title page, oriage mmidiatey follow-

coniposition, print, cut,

on the face thereof; or it' a

volume of' inips, charts, musc or engravings, upon the title or frontis-

or engraving, by caiusing

ing. it'

it

be a book,

or i" a map, chart, musical

to

be

imprescd

piec there/t, the f'ol!owiig words, vnz. : "Eftred according to act ,f

 

Co .r:o.,

in

fVu! yjeC,"

!17A B, in tihtcke,'; Ofice oj the i.tict

court f

,

(as the

case

may be.)

Copies lobe Fent

Sec. 4.

The author

or

proprietor of'any book, map,

chart,

musical

to

departmeut

State.

of

When copyright

to be retuewtd.

print, cut or engrravig, fir which a copy-right ,hall be

secured under the existing acts of C'on,.rcss, or those wh;ci

after be e'macted

the puW1 cation of said book. ii:n, chart: lno<: al u,mupositioi, t.rnt, cut

ncic copy of' the same to

the

such

months from

sh:!lhere-

cinoposltiont,

respectilg copy-rights,

si:ll, wthliin thte

term

if

or ellgravini.

deliver or cause to be delivered

of State. tor the use of (oni-,re's.

I.Cpartmunt

61'0. 5. 11, at the expiratinn (it the al"resahi

year/.

autl,r,bee inventor, designer, e.,uc':raer, or aniy of ticogi, when the w ok had

been

still

lvii', al/ a citizen or citizeus of the toni11l.te States, or -dent

there. i, or bein , dead, shall have left. a w(how ',rchild or eh allen,

either or all of.them

the sale excus:ive i'uht shall be cooiiniucd

ori

!:lly

C/lplosed ;ai( made by more

livi n.

.lian

0110

pe ilrs.hen.

Record.

to such authir, deigner or engmraver : or if'ded then to Such widow ;t:di oi 'd or chiidren. for the fu:'ther temi of' ioul'c,/il years: l'/rfri,ld,

Thtt

hIe;title of' the woik s, seemed shall be a :cuond time recorded,

lJI all

site!!

/

'

regult.:ons a;

/irc herein

requ'red ;i1 legard to ori'i-

nal copy-rghts, be complied with in rcspcct to such renewed copy-right, antidthat within Six ioulths