Select Statutes and Other Documents: Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1861-1898

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nated depositary selected as aforesaid in sums not less than five dollars.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That from and after the first day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, no private corporation, banking association, firm, or individual shall make, issue, circulate, or pay any note, check, memorandum, token, or other obligation, for a less sum than one dollar, intended to circulate as money or to be received or used in lieu of lawful money of the United States; and every person so offending shall, on conviction thereof in any district or circuit court of the United States, be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or by both, at the option of the court.

APPROVED, July 17, 1862.


No. 26. Militia Act
July 17, 1862

A BILL to amend the laws relating to the militia was introduced in the Senate, July 14, 1862, by Wilson of Massachusetts, from the Committee on Military Affairs and Militia, and passed the next day by a vote of 28 to 9. In the House, July 16, a motion to lay the bill on the table was rejected, the vote being 30 to 77, and the bill passed without a division.

REFERENCES. -- Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XII, 597-600. For the proceedings see the House and Senate Journals, 37th Cong., 2d Sess., and the Cong. Globe. On the use of negroes as soldiers see Rhodes, United States, IV, 333-336.

An Act to amend the Act calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions, approved February twenty-eight, seventeen hundred and ninetyfive, and the Acts amendatory thereof, and for other Purposes.

Be it enacted . . ., That whenever the President of the United States shall call forth the militia of the States, to be employed in the service of the United States, he may specify in his call the period for which such service will be required, not exceed

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