THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 32, 36. 1857. 157 Cnsr. XXXH.—An Act to authorize the President of the United States to cause to be Feb. 5, 1857- procured, by Purchase or otherwise, a suitable Steamer as a Revenue Cutter. iw_`;' Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be and is hereby authorized to cause to be procured, by Swain R<·>V¤¤¤¤ purchase or otherwise, a suitable steamer as a revenue cutter; and that °° M P"' the sum of one hundred and nfty thousand dollars be and is hereby $$0,000 apappropriated for that purpose, out of any moneys now in the treasury of fgggrgeqbg i 5 the United States, and not otherwise appropriated. pm; p,`2gg,’ ` Approved, February 5, 1857. Ch.u>. XXn‘(VI.—An Act supplementary ta "An Act to organize an Institution for the Feb. 7, 1857. Insane of the Army and Navy, and of the District of Columbia, in the said District," approved March third, eighteen hundred andjifyifive. VOi_’X_ 682_ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United N0 llf*"i;“Y;f;‘H States of America in Congress assembled, That no insane person not ?#hI,;°b;;,Qh“0r charged with any breach of the peace shall ever hereafter be confined in the pe=w€,_ to be the United States jail, or in the United States penitentiary, in this igiflgd pgiiigf District. tiary. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Interior Howmimigion shall have power to grant his order For the admission into the government to the asylum is hospital for the insane, any insane person unable to support himself or S0 be °l*i="“°‘lf°*` herself and Family, (or himselfQ or herself if he or she have no family,) iziijigiispgiszlz under the visitation of insanity, who resided in the District at the time he Dish-ict of Coor she became insane, and who is not charged with any breach of the lumbm peace, upon the certificate of any judge of the circuit or criminal court, or any justice of the peace of the District, stating that two respectable physicians appeared before said judge or justice and certified under oath, cmigscaeq. and under their hands, that they knew the party alleged to be insane, and that they believed him or her to be a fit subject for treatment in such hospital; also stating that two respectable householders, residents of the District, appeared before him and certified under oath, and under their Pmoftim M hands, that they knew the party alleged to be insane and indigent, that he son is insiiiiegmj or she was a resident of the District at the time he or she was seized with indigent. the mental disorder under which he or she then labored, and that he or she was unable to pay his or her board and other expenses therein ; and the certificate of such physicians, and the certificate of such householders shall accompany the certilicate of such judge or justice. The application _ i _ i of [to] the Secretary of the Interior for his order for the admission of iinlglgifgiicxiizlit said indigent insane person into the said hospital must be made within five to be made. days after the examination of the witnesses before the said judge or justice of the peace, before such proceedings shall be had before such judge or justice. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the order of the Secretary of Ponce 05,,6,-,, the Interior, granted under the authority of the second section of this act, §¤¤·, m=¤y_ =>S=*i¤¤ shall authorize any police officer or constable to assist in carrying such ;';ii;°;Q;%;;g m' indigent insane person to the hospital, whenever such assistance is repre- there. sented to be necessary by the person holding the order; but all the expenses of witnesses before said judge or justice of the peace, and of Expenses_ carrying such patient to the hospital, shall be borne by his or her friends, or by the local authorities of the District. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That any indigent insane person who Admission of did not reside in the District at the time he or she became insane, may in non-resident inlike manner as provided in the second section of this' act, be admitted ”°° F""”°”S· into the said hospital upon the application of the corporate authorities of the city of Washington, or of Georgetown, and at the expense of either of the said cities during the continuance of said insane person therein, it being hereby designed to give the superintendent thereof authority to take
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