War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0339 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

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SEC. 2. That there be appropriated for the pay, quartermaster's supplies of all kinds, transportation, and other necessary expenses for one regiment of legionary formation, composed of one company of artillery, four companies of cavalry, and six companies of voltiguers, $550,485.

SEC. 3. That there be appropriated for the purchase of subsistence stores and commissary property for 100,000 troops, for the fiscal year ending the 18th of February, 1862, $5,464,258. 80.

SEC. 4. that there be appropriated for the ordnance service, for the fiscal year ending the 18th of February, 1862, for the preservation of public buildings, quarters, barracks, &c., at the arsenals, armories, and depots; for the repairs and preservation of ordnance stores; for the pay of clerks, draughtsmen, colorers, superintendents, overseers, &c. ; for the purchase of horses, mules, forage, stationery, and contingencies of ordnance service; for the purchaance and carriages, with shot and shell for the same; for sixteen field batteries of six pieces each, with harness, implements, and ammunition; for 50,000 stand of small-arms; for 5,000 pistols and holsters; for sabers, swords, carbines, and pistols, for 5,000 sets of cavalry equipments; for 5,000 sets of cavalry accouterments; for 100,000 sets infantry accouterments, knapsacks, haversacks, and canteens; for 2,500,000 pounds powder; for materials for the same; for lead, copper, and materials for percussion-caps and for friction tubes; for additional shops and store-houses at Mount Vernon Arsenal, Ala., and Augusta Arsenal, Ga. ; for machinery, steam engine, and tools; for cap machine; for bullet machine; for repairs of buildings and machines at Harper's Ferry, $4,440,000.

SEC. 5. That there be appropriated for medical and hospital supplies, for the year ending 18th of February, 1862, the sum of $350,000.

SEC. 6. That there be appropriated for the contingent service of the War Department, for the year ending the 18th of February, 1862, the sum of $300,000.

SEC. 7. That there be appropriated for contingent expenses of the Adjutant and Inspector General's Department, including office furniture, stationery, printed blanks for the use of the Army, record books, postage, telegraphic dispatches, &c., for the year ending the 18th of February, 1862, the sum of $8,000.

SEC. 8. That there be appropriated for the pay of surgeons, assistant surgeons, and chaplains, for the year ending the 18th day of February, 1862, the sum of $329,901.

Approved May 21, 1861.

AN ACT to amend an act relative to telegraphic lines of the Confederate States, approved May [11], 1861.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the sixth section of the "act relative to telegraph lines of the Confederate States" be, and the same is hereby, so amended as to authorize the President to allow such compensation as may be reasonable and proper, in addition to what may be allowed by the telegraph companies, to such of the agents of said companies as he may charge with special and important duties, where such agents are deemed trustworthy and acceptable both to him and the companies concerned.

Approved May 21, 1861.