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

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and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes,'" approved February twenty-four, eighteen hundred and sixtyfour, be, and the same is hereby, amended, so as to authorize and direct district provost-marshals, under the direction of the provost-marshal general, to make a draft for one hundred per centum in addition to the number required to fill the quota of any district as provided by said section.

SEC. 10. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to alter, or in any way affect, the provisions of the seventeenth section of an act approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes,'" approved March third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

SEC. 11. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this act, shall be construed to alter or change the provisions of existing laws relative to permitting persons liable to military service to furnish substitutes.

APPROVED, July 4, 1864.


No. 41. Act to encourage Immigration
July 4, 1864

A BILL to encourage immigration was reported in the House, April 16, 1864, by Elihu B. Washburne of Illinois, from the select committee on that subject. The bill passed the House April 21, and the Senate with amendments June 27. The House disagreed to the Senate amendments, and the bill went to a conference committee, whose report was accepted by the two houses July 2.

REFERENCES.-- Text in U.S. Statutes at Large, XIII, 385-387. For the proceedings see the House and Senate Journals, 38th Cong., 1st Sess., and the Cong. Globe. Washburne report of April 16 is House Report 56; see also House Report 42, 37th Cong., 3d Sess. See Sherman, Recollections, II, 1081- 1083.

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