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personal property, monies, papers and effects belonging to said hospital, and all sums thus recovered shall deem most advantageous to said institution ; and it shall be the duty of the present administrators to deliver over to them immediately, all papers, documents, receipts and other effects of any description that may then be in their possession belonging to said hospital. Provided however, That no member of the city council or directors of the Orleans Navigation Company shall be appointed an administrator of the charity hospital until the debt now due by the said corporation to the charity hospital shall be discharged.
Sect. 4. And be it further enacted, That two-thirds of said council shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Governor, have power to loan and mortgage any part of the real property of said hospital, as also to sell so much of said property as may be necessary to purchase or build an hospital, of dimensions adequate to the object of the institution.
Sect. 5. And be it further enacted, That said council shall have power to order, establish, alter and put into execution all bye. laws and ordinances which they think best suited to the interest and better regulation of said hospital, provided these bye-laws and ordinances be not contrary to the laws of this state, or to the constitution of the United States, and to the police ordinances of the corporation of New Orleans : that they shall likewise bave power to appoint the several persons they may judge necessary for the service of said hospital, and that each monthly meeting they shall designate two of their own members, whose duty it shall be, either jointly or separately, to visit the hospital at least twice in erery week, to inspect the service of the same and enforce the execution of the regulations, on all which they shall make their report to the council, and the said council shall lay every year before the legislature, within the first fifteen days of their stated annual session, a circumstantial statement of the receipts and expenditures of the preceding year, as also the amount and situation of the property belonging to or claimed by said hospital.
Sect. 6. And be it further enacted, That said council 'shall appoint a treasurer, to be continued at their own will, who before he enters upon the functions of his office shall give security for five thousand dollars, to the satisfaction of said council; and it shall be the duty of said treasurer to recover all sums due to the hospital, to keep a correct statement of its property, claims or revenues, and to make all necessary payments, provided those payments shall have been previously authorized by a deliberation of said council, and not otherwise; and finally to return every year to the council a minute account of his receipts and expenditures, which, after being carefully examined by a special committee, shall, if found just and correct, be approved by the council of administration ; and said treasurer shall have power of convoking any extraordinary meeting in the absence of the Governor, whenever he thinks the business of the hospital may require it.
" Seet. 7. And be it further enacted, That any member of the council absenting three times in close succession from its legal meetings, except in case of sickness or other such lawful impepiments, or becoming a bankrupt, or happening to be involved. in a criminal law suit, shall, ipso facto, be destituted and immediately replaced in the manner aforesaid.
Sect. 8. And be it further enacted, That for every public and subscription ball and concert, the sum of ten dollars shall be paid to the treasurer of the hospital by the person for whose benefit said diversions are given ; and the mayor of New Orleans is here. by required not to give his permission for any such diversion, unless the applicant exhibits to him the receipts of said tax, signed by the said treasurer.
Sect. 9. And be it further enacted, That all directors, managers, or any person or persons entrusted with the administration of a theatre open to the public of New Orleans, shall be bound to give four representations per annum for the benefit of said hospital, at such periods as will be designated by the said council of administration; which shall appoint commissaries for the reception of the proceeds of said representations and the delivery of the same into the hands of the treasurer of the hospital.
Sect. 10. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the city council of New Orleans to report to the legislature of this state, at their stated annual session, within the first fifteen days thereof, a detailed account of all their receipts and expenditures for and in behalf of the said corporation, together with a list of the names of the persons subject to taxation, the taxable property, and the amount thereof during the preceding year.
Sect. 11. And be it further enacted, That in order to provide for the present and most pressing wants of the charity hospital, a sum of fifteen hundred dollars is hereby put to the disposal of the administration of the said hospital, which sum shall be paid by the state treasurer on a warrant from the president of the council of administration, out of the funds in the public trea sury not otherwise appropriated,
Sect. 12. And whereas the funds belonging to the charity hospital of the city of New Orleans, and the state of the public treasury, do not allow to give immediately to that establishment all the extent required by the situation of this city, to which great numbers of our fellow citizens, inhabitants of the states and territories bordering on the Mississippi, the Ohio, and the several waters that fall into those rivers, annualiy repair: Be it further enacted, That the Governor be, and he is hereby required to write to the legislature of the several states, to propose them a subscription for the benefit of the said establishment, and that the amount of the said subscription be especially destined to give to the buildings an extent which may enable them to receive a great number of sick, and to participate to them the relief of the charity,
Sect. 13. And be it further enacted, That all former acta concerning the administration of the charity hospital of New Orleans, shall be and are hereby repealed and annulled. (Signed)
STEPHEN HOPKINS, Speaker
President of the Senate. Approved, March 7, 1814.
WILLIAM C. C. CLAIBORNE,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
ACCOMPANYING THE GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE OF
THE TWENTY-SECOND DECEMBER, 1815.
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.
Providence, April 1st, 1815. SIR~By the last mail I had the honor of your communication under date of the 15th instant, accompanied with the result of the legislature of Pennsylvania on certain propositions by the legislatures of Connecticut and Massachusetts, for amending the constitution of the United States,'which shall in due course be placed before the legislature of this state.
STATE OF OHIO.
Chillicothe 21st April, 1815. SIRYour circular of the 15th ult. has been received, and its contents shall be laid before the legislature of Ohio at their next session.
I have the honor to be,
T. WORTHINGTON, His Excellency the Governor
of the State of Pennsylvania.
STATE OF NEW YORK.
Albany, May 4th, 1815. SIR-I am directed by the Senate and Assembly of the state of New York, to transmit to you the annexed resolution, rejecting the amendments of the constitution of the United States, proposed by the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and have the honor to be, Sir,
With great respect,
DANIEL D. TOMPKINS. His Excellency the Governor
of the State of Pennsylvania.
In Assembly, April 11th, 1815. Resolved, That the seven several propositions of amendment to the constitution of the United States, in the words following, to wit:
6 First. Representatives and direct taxes, shall be apportioned among
the several states which may be included within this Union, according to their respective numbers of free persons, including those bound to serve for a term of years, and excluding Indians not taxed, and all other
persons. Second. No new state shall be admitted into the Union by Congress, by virtue of the power granted by the constitution, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses.
Third. Congress shall not have power to lay any embargo on the ships or vessels of the citizens of the United States, in the ports or harbors thereof, for more than sixty days.
Fourth. Congress shall not have power, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses, to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and any foreign nation or the dependencies thereof.
Fifth. Congress shall not make or declare war, or authorize acts of hostility against any foreign nations, without the concurrence of two-thirds of both houses, except such acts of hostility be in defence of the territories of the United States, when actually invaded.
Sixth. No person who shall hereafter be naturalized, shall be eligable as a inember of the Senate or House of Representatives of the United States, nor capable of holding any civil office under the authority of the United States.
Seventh. The same person shall not be elected President of the United States a second time, nor shall the President be elected from the same state two terms in succession."
Be and the same are hereby rejected; and that his Excellency the Governor, be requested to transmit copies of this resolution to the Executives of the several states.
Resolved, That the honorable the Senate be requested to concur with this House in the foregoing resolution.
By order of the Assembly,
AARON CLARK, Clerk.
In Senate, April 17th, 1815. Resolved, That the Senate do concur with the honorable the Assembly, in their preceding resolution.
By order of the Senate,
JOHN F. BACON, Clerk.
Philadelphia, December 10th, 1815. SIR-Having learned on my late arrival from Europe, that you had laid before the legislature of the state, the letter concerning standard weights an measures, which I had the honor of addressing to your Excellency in the month of June, 1814. I think it my duty to advise you of my return to this country, and to mention that I shall be ready to attend to the subject, if the legislature should choose to take my proposition into consideration, and to act upon it.
I have the honor to remain,
SIMON SNYDER, Esq.
Head Quarters, 1st Brigade, 1st Devision, P. M.
Philadelphia, 27th November, 1815. SIR_Under the thirty-seventh section of the act for the regulation of the militia of this commonwealth, the officers being required to make a representation to the commander in chief, of any defects in said act, and to recommend such alterations or amendments as they may conceive to be calculated to remedy those defects, I have the honor to make to your excellency the following representations :
The eleventh section provides, that whenever any vacany shall have taken place by reason of any death, resignation, removal or otherwise, the commission of the person elected or appointed to supply such vacancy shall bear the same date as that of the