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156 Southern Historical Society Papers.

1881, 1882, and 1883, also under Acts 36 and 115, for the years 1884, 1885, 1886, and 1887, having proved satisfactory in every respect, the contract for artificial limbs required by the State of Louisiana to supply its citizens was, for the fifth time, awarded him, under Act 50, for the years 1888 and 1889.

The prices specified in the contract are as follows:

Artificial legs $80 oo

Repairs to an artificial leg 25 oo

Artificial arms , 65 oo

Repairs to an artificial arm 15 oo

All estimated for cash or its equivalent in warrants. The fluctuations in these warrants for the past nine years have been from 60 to 96 cents.

SOLDIERS' HOME.

The General Assembly has made the following appropriations for founding and maintaining the "Louisiana Soldiers' Home," established in 1883, on Bayou St. John, near the bridge at the end of Esplanade street, New Orleans :

Out of the revenues of 1883 , $ 2,500 oo

Out of the revenues of 1884 2,500 oo

For the year ending June 30, 1885 10,000 oo

For the year ending June 30, 1886 10,000 oo

For the year ending June 30, 1887. 7>5OO oo

For the year ending June 30, 1888 7>5OO oo

For the year ending June 30, 1889 '7>5OO oo

For the year ending June 30, 1890 7>5O oo

$55,000 oo

To the above amount in State warrants may be added seven thou- sand dollars in cash, received from the two divisions of Louis- iana Confedederate Veterans of the Army of Northern Virginia and Army of Tennessee, being the amount realized from the two days' sham battles and entertainments given at the Fair Grounds, New Orleans, in September, 1883.

The Soldiers' Home now affords comfortable quarters, clothing and subsistence to fifty-one Confederate veterans, all disabled from injuries, wounds or loss of limbs in line of duty.