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356 THIRTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 215, 216. 1864. July 9, 1864- C¤.u>. CCXV. - An Act to provide/`or the more speedy Punishment of Guerilla Mamud. L" ers, andfar other Purposes. Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sentences_ States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the ‘f;::g§;°$g: twenty-iirst section of an act entitled "An act For enrolling and calling my carrylinto out the national forces, and for other purposes," approved third March, °K`°°*• eighteen hundred and sixty-three, shall apply as well to the sentences of 1%% military commissions as to those of courts-martial, and hereafter the commanding general in the field, or the commander of the department, as the CBBC may be, shall have power to carry into execution all sentences against guerilla marauders for robbery, arson, burglary, rape, assault with intent to commit rape, and for violation of the laws and customs of war, as well as sentences against spies, mutineers, deserters, and murderers. Omcer ordering Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That every officer authorized to °°“*'°·m*!‘*i°§c order a general court-martial shall have power to pardon or mitigate any

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penitentiary, except the sentence of death, or of cashiering or dismissing an officer, which sentences it shall be competent during the continuance of the present rebellion for the general commanding the army in the Held, or mmm of the department commander, as the case may be, to remit or mitigate ; and 1862, cli.201,§5. the fifth section of the act approved July seventeenth, eighteen hundred V°l· xii- P· 598· and sixty-two, chapter two hundred and one, be, and the same is hereby, repealed, so far as it relates to sentences of imprisonment in the penitentiar . S¢9di¤f¤ Bids i¤ Syicc. 3. And be it further enacted, That when a soldier sick in hospital lg?;:,'} aI1I1Q1d1S` shall have been discharged, or shall be discharged, from the military service, dying iii hospital, but shall be unable to leave, or to avail himself of his discharge, in con- &°g£1R?€;"°m‘*d sequence of sickness or of wounds, and shall subsequently die in such ' hospital, he shall be deemed to have died in the military service, so far as relates to bounties. APPROVED, July 2, 1864. Jnly 2, 1864- Cyn-. CCXVI.—An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to aid in the Construction

 of a Railroad and Telegraph Lincjicm the Missouri River, to the Paci/Sc Ocean, and

v01_ p_ 489_ to secure to the Govcrnrnent the Use of the sajrtefzr Postal, M zlztary, and other Purposes," 18657 ch' 88- approved July _/irst, ezghteen hundred and surty-two. P°“• Pj 504* _ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United msgécrfgg States of America in Congress assembled, That the capital stock of the Qq maimed to bg company entitled the Union Pacific Railroad Company, authorized by the $100 each. act of which this act is amendatory, shall bein shares of one hundred dollars, instead of one thousand dollars, each ; that the number of shares lhyggber of shall be one million, instead of one hundred thousand; and that the number of shares which any person shall hold to entitle him to serve as a Directors to director in said company (except the five directors to be appointed by had my sh°"°°‘ government) shall be fifty shares, instead of live shares ; and that every subscriber to said capital stock for each share of one thousand dollars, heretofore subscribed, shall be entitled to a certihcate For ten shares of Part ofact of one hundred dollars each ; and that the following words in section first oi L’°;h;:· mov §1» said act: “ which shall be subscribed for and held in not more than two JLL Xu; P_ 490_ hundred shares by any one person," be, and the same are hereby, repealed Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Union Pacific Railroad Ifwqks vfsub- Company shall cause books to be kept open to receive subscriptions to the iglpgtsgziummbgm capital stock of said company, (until the entire capital of one hundred mn cities. millions of dollars shall be subscribed,) at the general office of said company in the city of New York, and in each of the cities of Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Saint Louis, at such places as may be designated by the President of the United States, and in such other localities as may be directed by him. No subscription for said stock