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ernor, the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the
Secretary of Internal Affairs be and they are hereby
authorized and empowered to take the necessary
steps to carry out, as speedily as possible, the pro-
visions of this act.
Approved—The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 373.

Appropriatlou.

AN ACT
Making an appropriation to the Home of the Friendless, of

Pittsburg and Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of six
thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces-
sary, be and the same is hereby specifically appro-
priated to the Home of the Friendless of Pittsburg
and Allegheny, Pennsylvania, for the two fiscal years
beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and
three, for the purpose of maintenance.
Approved-The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 374.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation for the payment of the expenses in

cident to the dedication of the monument, erected in the National Cemetery at Andersonville, Georgia, by the Pennsylvania Military Commission, under the provisions of an act of the General Assembly approved July eighteenth, one thousand nine hundred and one.

Whereas.

Whereas, in pursuance of authority given by an act of Assembly, passed at the session of nineteen hundred and one, the Pennsylvania Military Commis. sion have erected a monument in the National Cemetery, at Andersonville, to the memory of the Pennsylvania soldiers who lie buried there, which monument is now nearing completion and will soon be ready for dedication ;

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the Governor of the Commonwealth shall, at such time as he may deem best, appoint a day for the dedication of the aforesaid monument. The said dedication shall be under the control of and direction of the Andersonville Military Commission, who shall also take charge of the ceremonies at the cemetery.

Governor to appoint dedication day.

Section 2. The sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of paying the appropriatlon. necessary expenses incident to the dedication of the said monument; the said appropriation to be paid on the warrant of the Auditor General on a settlement made by him and the State Treasurer, upon vouchers duly certified, under oath, by the officers of said Pennsylvania Military Commission. Any unexpended balances of the sum herein appropriated shall revert to the State Treasurer at the close of the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and three. Approved—The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 375.

AN ACT

Appropriation.

Making an appropriation to the Wagner Free Institute of

Science, of the city of Philadelphia. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Wagner Free Institute of Science, of the city of Philadelphia, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and three, for the purpose of maintenance. Approved–The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 376.

AN ACT

Making an appropriation to the Pottsville Hospital.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of fortyseven thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appro- Appropriation. priated to the Pottsville Hospital, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and three, for the following purposes, namely:

For the purpose of maintenance, the sum of forty

thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of making repairs and improve ments in, and additions to, the buildings of said hospital, the sum of seven thousand dollars, or 80 much thereof as may be necessary. Approved—The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 377.

AN ACT

Appropriation.

Maintenance,

Making an appropriation to the Robert Packer Hospital.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty-one thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Robert Packer Hospital, of Sayre, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and three, for the following purposes, namely:

For the purpose of maintenance, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be neces. sary.

For the purpose of assisting or making repairs, alterations and additions to building, and for purchase of equipments and furniture, the sum of six thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. Approved-The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

Repairs, etc.

No. 378.

AN ACT

Appropriation.

Making an appropriation to the Children's Aid Society of West

ern Pennsylvania. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Children's Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and three, for the purpose of maintenance and prosecution of its work. Approved–The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 379.

AN ACT

Providing for the erection of memorial tablets or monuments

to mark the position, on the field of battle of Vicksburg, of certain Pennsylvania commands that participated in the said campaign and seige, of one thousand eight hundred and sixtythree, but who were not in the battle of Gettysburg, and making appropriation therefor.

Whereas, History records the fall of Vicksburg as whereas I. one of the most important events of the Civil War, inasmuch as it was simultaneous with the defeat of the Confederate army at Gettysburg;

And Whereas, The following commands, to wit: Whereas II. The Forty-fifth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first, One Hundredth, and Battery D, participated entirely in the battle of Vicksburg in July, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, but who were not at Gettysburg, and have no monuments to commemorate their services on any battlefield, and it is but right and proper that the Commonwealth should recognize their valor by providing monuments marking their position on the field of Vicksburg:

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appro- Approprlation, priated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of ground and the erection of suitable monuments and memorial tablets to mark the position occupied in the lines of entrenchment around the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by Vicksburg battleeach of the commands of the Pennsylvania volunteer soldiers which participated in the seige of that city during the civil war: Provided, That no part of the Proviso. money hereby appropriated shall be paid until the United States Government shall have established a special park at Vicksburg, and shall have secured the necessary land for that purpose: And provided further, That if it shall be necessary to purchase land for the erection of the monuments herein provided for, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars shall be allowed for the land and monument for each of said commands; and if it shall not be necessary to purchase land, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars shall be allowed for the erection of a monument for each of the said commands.

Section 2. That the Governor shall appoint three The Governor commissioners, whose duty it shall be to act in conjunction with a representative or committee from each of said commands, for the purchase of ground when found necessary to do so, and in the selection of a site, design, material and inscription for a monument or tablet to mark the position of each com

Proviso,

shall appoint Commission.

mand on the battlefield; and it shall be the further duty of said commissioners to contract for the erection of each monument or tablet, and give such supervision as shall be necessary in the erection of the same; and when erected and dedicated, to transfer to the Vicksburg Battlefield Commission of the War Depart. ment said monuments or tablets, for care and keeping. The Auditor General shall, upon sworn vouchers presented to him by said commissioners, draw his warrants upon the State Treasurer for amounts not exceeding in the aggregate the amount herein appropriated. The said commissioners shall serve without compensation, but shall be paid their necessary expenses, as also the expenses of the representatives of the different commands acting in conjunction with them; not exceeding the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, which is hereby specifically appropriated for that purpose, out of any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated. The said commissioners shall make report of their work to the Governor, and shall file with the Auditor General a statement, under oath, of expenses incurred by themselves and representatives of commands as aforesaid. Approved-The 15th day of May, A. D. 1903.

SAML. W. PENNYPACKER.

No. 380.

AN ACT

To amend section two of an act, entitled "An act to provide for

the erection of a monument to the Seventy-third and One Hundred and Ninth regiments, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, on the battle fields of Missionary Ridge and Wauhatchie, on ground to be purchased and included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park; and making an appropriation for the purchase of the ground, the erection of the monuments, the dedication of the same, and the expenses of the commission appointed to erect the monuments, approved July eighteen, one thousand nine hundred and one.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That section two of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the erection of a monument to the Seventy-third and One Hundred and Ninth regiments, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, on the battlefields of Missionary Ridge and Waubatchie, on the ground to be purchased and included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park; and making an appropriation for the purchase of the ground, the erection of the monuments, the dedication of the same and the expenses

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