Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 13.djvu/775

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APPENDIX. 747 gre rgmvention, or to certify the state government 1-eestablished by it't0 the resident. Sec. 10. And be it furiher enacted, That, until the United States shall have Provisional recognized a republican form of state government, the provisional governor in $0V€¤¤0¤' W €¥}· each of said states shall see that this act, and the laws of the United States, and'2"? 1“‘" 'mmv the laws of the state in force when the state government was overthrown by the °" rebellion, are faithfully executed within the state; but no law or usage whereby any person was heretofore lield in involuntary servitude shall be recognized or enforced by any court or ofH’cer in such state, and the laws for the trial and punishment of white persons_ shall extend to all persons, and jurors shall have the qualifications of voters under this law for delegates to the convention. The ident shall appoint such omeers provided for by the laws of the state when its government was overthrown as he may find necessary to the civil administration of the state, all which officers shall be entitled to receive the fees and emoluments provided by the state laws for such officers. Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That until the recognition of a state gov- €¤ ¤$¤¢¤¤» l¤V5'» ernment as aforesaid, the provisional governor shall, under such regulations as he md °°u°°° t“‘°”‘ may.prescribe, cause to be assessed, levied, and collected, for the year eirrhteen hundred and sixty-four, and every year thereafter, the taxes provided thy the laws of such state to be levied during the fiscal year preceding the overthrow of the state government thereof, in the manner prescribed by the laws of the state, as nearly as may be; and the officers appointed, as aforesaid, are vested with all powers of levying and collecting such taxes, by distress or sale, as were vested in an officers or tribunal of the state government aforesaid for those purposes. Iihe proceeds of such taxes shall be accounted for to the provisional {governor, and be by him applied to the expenses of the administration of the aws in such state, subject to the direction of the President, and the surplus shall be deposited in the treasury of the United States to the credit of such state, to be paid to the state upon an appropriation theretbr, to be made when a republican form of government shall be reco nized therein by the United States. Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That all rsons held to involuntary ser- Persons held to vitude or labor in the states aforesaid are hereliy emancipated and discharged l¥!V°l“¤*;¤'.Y W`- therefrom, and they and their osterity shall be forever free. And if any such g2:d°· é"" t° b° persons or their posterity shall he restrained of liberty, under pretence of any ° claim to such service or labor, the courts of the United States shall, on habeas corpus, discharge them. bEc. 18. And be itfuriher enacted, That if any person declared free by this Penalty for rs— act, or any law of tHe United States, or any proclamation of the President; be ¤F¤'¤l¤i¤g of restrained of liberty, with intent to be held in or reduced to involuntary servi- £b:gYb‘;“5qP“° t tude orlabor, the person convicted before a court of competent jurisdiction of &i_ wm,,,;?;,; ’ such act shall be punished by fine of not less than fifteen undred dollars, and gw] ° be imprisoned not less than five nor more than twenty years. Sec. 14. And be it further enacted, That every person who shall hereafter Persons boldhold or exercise any office, civil or military, except offices merely ministerial, ins certain <>Hic¤¤ and military offices below the grade of colonel, in the rebel service, state or con- l'! tha “f}’°l 3* t federate, is hereby declared not to be a citizen of the United States. xsi, ;;i;;:s_°° N0. 19. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : July 18, 1864.- A PRO CLAMATION. WHEREAS, by the act approved July 4, 1864, entitled “An act further to Preamble. regulate and provide for the enrolling and calling out the national forces, and 186% ¤h·3%g7· for other purposes," it is provided that the President of the United States may, A““· p' ‘ ’ “ at his discretion, at any time hereafter, call for any number of men, as volunteers, for the respective terms of one, two, and three years, for military service," and “ that in case the quota, or any partthereof', of any town, township, ward of a city, precinct, or election district, or of a county not so subdivided, shall not be filled within the space of fifty days after such call, then the President shall immediately order a draft for one year to fill such quota, or any part thereof, which may be unfilled ;”