A BILL "to indemnify the States for expenses incurred by them in defense of the United States" was introduced in the House by Valentine B. Horton of Ohio, July 22, considered under suspension of the rules, and passed. The bill passed the Senate on the 25th without a division, and on the 27th the act was approved. The refunding of duties on arms imported by States was provided for by acts of July 10 and July 25, the scope of the latter act being extended, by a joint resolution of March 8, 1862, to importations prior to the date of the act.
REFERENCES. -- Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XII, 276. The record of proceedings is unimportant. On the war debts of the loyal States see House Report 16, 39th Cong., 1st Sess.
An Act to indemnify the States for Expenses incurred by them in Defence of the United States.
Be it enacted . . ., That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay to the Governor of any State, or to his duly authorized agents, the costs, charges, and expenses properly incurred by such State for enrolling, subsisting, clothing, supplying, arming, equipping, paying, and transporting its troops employed in aiding to suppress the present insurrection against the United States, to be settled upon proper vouchers, to be filed and passed upon by the proper accounting officers of the Treasury.
APPROVED, July 27, 1861.
A BILL "to provide for the suppression of rebellion," etc., was introduced in the House, July 10, by John A. Bingham of Ohio, and on the 16th passed without a division. The bill passed the Senate on the 26th, and on the 29th the act was approved.