War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 1075 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

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AN ACT to increase the military establishment of the Confederate States and to amend the "Act for the establishment and organization of the Army of the Confederate States of America. "

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the number of ordnance sergeants authorized by section 6 of "An act to increase the military establishment of the Confederate States," &c., approved May 16, 1862, be so increased as to provide one for each regiment of the troops now or hereafter received in the service.

Approved April 19, 1862.

AN ACT to limit the act authorizing the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the act authorizing the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, is hereby limited to arrests made by the authorities of the Confederate Government, or for offenses against the same.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That the act which this act is intended to limit shall continue in force for thirty days after the next meeting of Congress, and no longer.

Approved April 19, 1862.

AN ACT to authorize the employment of drill-masters.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President be and he is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint drill-masters for camps of instruction or reserve forces in navy arm of the military service, with such pay as the Secretary of War may prescribe.

Approved April 19, 1862.

AN ACT to regulate the collection of the war tax in certain States invaded by the enemy.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That where any State has assumed, or shall assume, the payment of the tax imposed by the act entitled An act to authorize the issue of Treasury notes, and to provide a war tax for their redemption, approved the nineteenth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and any portion of such State shall be occupied by the enemy, so as to occasion the destruction of crops, or prevent the raising thereof, or to prevent the State from collecting taxes therein, the President may, under an agreement with the State authorities of such States, suspend the payment into the Treasury of such portions of the tax assumed by such State as may have been, or made be, assessed upon the property of the inhabitants of such districts so occupied by the enemy, until further provision be made by Congress.

SEC. 2. The suspension of all proceedings in relation to the collection of the war tax in the States of Missouri and Kentucky, authorized by the Secretary of Treasury, is confirmed, and he is hereby directed to take no action thereon until further legislation by Congress.

Approved April 19, 1862.