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THIRTY-NINTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 238. 1866. 233 amount of expenses necessarily incurred in the discharge of the duties of penses, but no his office. The term of office of the said trustees shall be three years; °°€1‘3g;’I;‘s§,E:’i;be but on the iirst appointment of the board of trustees two of the members ` shall be appointed for one year, two for two years, and three for three years, to be determined by the President. Sec. And be it further enacted, That the said board of trustees Board <>f¤¤$· shall be a corporation, by the name of the Trustees of the house of cor- “ °°”` rection for the District of Columbia, for the purpose of taking and hold- Name and ing, in trust, whatever property may be conveyed, devised, donated, or P°W°"· bequeathed for the benefit of said institution, with all the power necessary to carry this purpose into effect. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Duties of said board of trustees to take charge of the general interests of the insti- tr`}1?f§§'m,_y aP_ tution; they may appoint 8 superintendent, a steward, 2. teacher O1' teach- point superiners, and such other officers as may be found necessary, and may be ap- f;:‘g$‘:§,,;‘;‘;lm proved by the Secretary of the Interior; they may fix the salaries of said $,1,,,;% ° officers, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior: they may prepare such by-laws as may be necessary to regulate and direct the man- BY·laW*`>· agement of the institution, which, however, shall not be valid until approved by the Secretary of the Interior; and to exercise a vigilant supervision over the institution, its officers, and its inmates. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That before entering upon the duties S“P“l“*°¤d°”* of his omce the superintendent shall give a bond to the trustees, with to gm b°°d' sureties to be approved by the board of trustees and by the Secretary of the Interior, in the sum of three thousand dollars, conditioned that he C°“dm°““· shall faithfully account for all money received by him, and faithfully perform all the duties incumbent on him as superintendent of said house of correction. Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That a treasurer of the institution T"°”““"`· shall be appointed by the board of trustees, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, who shall, before entering upon the duties of his ooice, give a bond to the trustees, with sureties to be approved by the B°"d‘ board of trustees and by the Secretary of the Interior, in the sum of five thousand dollars, conditioned that he shall faithfully account for all the C°¤fml°¤S· money received by him as treasurer; and it shall be his duty to keep a trgggii °f clear and full record of his accounts as treasurer, and report an abstract ' of the same to the chairman of the board of trustees once in every two months. Sec. 7. And be it farther enacted, That, as soon after their appoint- Gf9¤¤dS mm ment as possible, the board of trustees shall take measures to have the gF;L§;°e*`§ t° b° land and building designated suitably prepared for the use of said house of correction; and, as soon as the buildings and premises are prepared I`gl°*l°" Wh°“ for occupancy, the trustees shall give notice to the proper authorities and Na y' courts of the cities of ¥Vashington and Georgetown, and of the county of Washington, that the house of correction is ready to receive inmates. SEO. 8. And be it further enacted, That when any boy under the age B°Y;*;fWh;t¤ of fourteen years is found guilty in a court in the District of Columbia 2%;;:;,5 2:,,; SB of any crime punishable by imprisonment other than imprisonment for sentencedt.0 life, he shall be committed to the said house of correction, and there held gT;“° °f °°“‘°`°‘ in custody of the superintendent for the term of his sentence; and when ` any boy over fourteen and under sixteen years of age shall be found guilty in a court of the District of Columbia of any crime punishable by imprisonment other than imprisonment for life, it shall be the duty of the court trying the case to consider carefully and decide whether he is or is not a lit subject for the house of correction, and make its sentence ac cord with its decision of this question. Sec. 9. And be it farther enacted, That the superintendent shall reside d S“P°1`l¤tP;* at the institution constantly, and that he, with such subordinate officers as tf§E,:Q,f§§,0°;, at may be appointed in accordance with the fourth section of this act, shall and to have tlfe