War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 1080 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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the same, subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the War Department or the colonel of the regiment to which such company may be attached:

[SEC. 2.] Be it further enacted, That the cooks so directed to be enlisted, may be white or black, free or slave persons: Provided, however, That no slave shall be so enlisted, without the written consent of his owner. And such cooks shall be enlisted as such only, and put on the muster-roll and paid at the time and place the company may or shall be paid off, $20 per month to the chief or head cook, and $15 per month for each of the assistant cooks, together with the same allowance for clothing or the same commutation thereof that may be allowed to the rank and file of the company.

Approved April 21, 1862.

AN ACT to increase the Corps of Engineers of the Provisional Army.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President be and he is hereby authorized to appoint with the advise and consent of the Senate, an additional number of officers in the Engineer Corps of the Provisional Army, of a rank not higher than captain: Provided, That the whole corps, shall not exceed one hundred.

Approved April 21, 1862.

AN ACT to authorize the appointment of officers of artillery in the Provisional Army.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That for the purpose of enlarging the number of officers of artillery, and enabling them to discharge more effectually the duties of ordnance officers, the President is hereby authorized to appoint, with the advice and consent of the Senate, officers of artillery, of the rank of captain and first lieutenant, in the Provisional Army, not exceeding eighty in number.

Approved April 21, 1862.

AN ACT making appropriations to carry into effect "An act authorizing the exchange of bonds for articles in kind, and the shipment, sale or hypothecation of such articles.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That for the purpose of carrying into effect an act authorizing the exchange of bonds for articles in kind, and the shipment, sale, or hypothecation of such articles, the sum of $2,000,000, is hereby appropriated.

Approved April 21, 1862.

AN ACT to increase the facilities of importing goods, wares and merchandise into the ports of the Confederate States.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That it shall be lawful for vessels to unload they part of the coast of the Confederate States, and that the laws requiring entry of