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necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Home for the Friendless, of the city of Scranton, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and seven, as follows:-

To complete the payments upon the addition to the building, the sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For maintenance, for the period of two years, the sum of eight thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary. APPROVED—The 13th day of June, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 371.

AN ACT

To authorize the purchase of historical works relative to the

services of Pennsylvania Volunteers during the late Civil War.

Histories of or-
ganizations of
Pennsylvania
Volunteers.

Roster.

Comonwealth

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever, after the passage of this act, any regiment or battery or other unit of military organization of Pennsylvania Volunteers shall publish, or shall have prepared for publication, a history of such organization, under the sanction and authority of its proper veteran organization, which history shall be shown, to the satisfaction of the Governor, Auditor General, and Adjutant General, so far as it is practicable in such works, faithfully and accurately prepared and historically correct to be of sufficient reliability and importance to justify the purchase of copies as herein provided for, and

to contain a complete roster of the

organization, corrected to the date of publication, the Secretary of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, with the approval shall purchase. of the Governor, Auditor General, and Adjutant

General, and at a price fixed by them, shall purchase four hundred copies of such history, the price not to exceed two dollars per copy: Provided, That the total amount expended during the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and seven, shall not exceed the sum of eight thousand dollars. The said appropriation to be paid upon warrants drawn by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, countersigned by the Auditor General, and that the State Treasurer of this Commonwealth be and is authorized to make all payments out of such moneys in the Treasury as is not otherwise appropriated.

Section 2. The volumes purchased, as aforesaid, shall be distributed as follows: One copy to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, one to the

Cost per copy.

Expenditure not to exceed $8,000.

Distribution.

office of the Adjutant General, one to the library of each college in the State, one to each historical society in the State, one to each public library in the State that has a free distribution of its books, one to the Library of Congress, and one to the library of each State and Territory of the Union; the balance to be placed in the State Library of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of exchange.

Section 3. That the State Treasurer of this Commonwealth be and is authorized to make all payments out of such money in the Treasury as is not otherwise appropriated. APPROVED—The 13th day of June, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 372.

A JOINT RESOLUTION

To provide for the advancement of historical research relating to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by aiding and assisting the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies in the collection of material for a complete bibliography of the Commonwealth, local and general, and in the annual publication of lists thereof, together with lists of historical papers relating to the Commonwealth, and of the historical productions of Pennsylvanians, and in the preservation of manuscript records of the Commonwealth and the publication of such records when possible.

Whereas, The Pennsylvania Federation of Historic. Whereas. al Societies has been duly created a corporation under the laws of Pennsylvania, and formed for the advancement of historical research relating to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

a. By the preparation of check-lists of publications, and the collection of material for a complete bibliography of the Commonwealth;

b. By the encouragement of historical activity in each county of the Commonwealth, and the formation of local historical societies;

c. By the establishment of a central agency for the exchange of duplicate historical material;

d. By the annual publication of a list of historical papers relating to the Commonwealth, and of the historical productions of Pennsylvanians;

e. By the encouragement of the preservation of the manuscript records of the Commonwealth, and each subdivision thereof, and of the publication of such records when possible;

And whereas, Said corporation has been formed, not for profit, and has no means of support or revenue except the nominal annual dues paid by the local historical societies constituting its membership, which

Pennsylvania
Federation of
Historical Socie-
ties.

are of a limited number, and all services performed by its members in the collection and preservation of historical records and data are performed gratui. tously;

And whereas, The proper preservation and advancement of her history is of the first importance to the State; therefore,-

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, That the State Librarian is hereby authorized and empowered to aid and assist the said Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies in the prosecution of its work in general, and particularly in the collection of material for a complete bibliography of the Commonwealth. local and general, and in the annual publication of lists thereof, together with lists of historical papers relating to the Commonwealth, and of the historical productions of Pennsylvanians, and the preservation of manuscript records of the Commonwealth and the publication of such records when possible.

Section 2. That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) be and the same is hereby specifically appro. priated out of the Treasury of the Commonwealth, to be paid on requisition of the State Librarian, and to be expended under his direction and authority in carrying out the work of the said Federation, as set forth in section one of this joint resolution. APPROVED——The 13th day of June, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

Appropriation.

State Librarian.

No. 373.

AN ACT

Designating the official flag of the Commonwealth of Penn

sylvania, and describing the same; providing for the carrying of such flag by the regiments of the National Guard of Pennsylvania; authorizing the Secretary of the Commonwealth to provide, and have deposited in the office of Secretary of the Conimonwealth, a model of said flag, and making an appro

priation therefor. Flag of the

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the flag to be Commonwealth of known as the official flag of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Pennsylvania shall be of blue, same color as the blue

field in the flag of the United States, and of the followDimensions and

ing dimensions and design; to wit, The length, or design.

heighth, of the staff to be nine feet, including brass spear head and ferrule; the fly of the said flag to be six feet two inches, and to be four feet six inches on the staff; in the center of the flag there shall be em. broidered in silk the same on both sides of the flag the coat of arms of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Scrolls.

in proportionate size; the edges to be trimmed with knotted fringe of yellow silk, two and one-half inches wide; a cord, with tassels, to be attached to the staff at the spear-head, to be eight feet six inches long, and composed of white and blue silk strands.

Section 2. The flag of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be carried by regiments of the National Regimental flag. Guard of Pennsylvania shall be the same as the flag described in the first section of this act, with the addition of two scrolls, in red, one above and one below the coat of arms of the Commonwealth; in the upper scroll the inscription“

Regiment Infantry”, and in the lower scroll the inscription “National Inscriptions. Guard of Pennsylvania."

Section 3. The Secretary of the Commonwealth is hereby directed to provide a flag, in accordance with Secretary of the the description given in the first section of this act, to provide model and keep the same deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, as a model; the cost of said flag to be paid by warrant of the Auditor General upon the State Treasurer; and for this purpose the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, or so much there. of as may be necessary, is hereby specifically appropriated, out of any moneys in the State Treasury not Appropriation. otherwise appropriated.

Section 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED— The 13th day of June, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S, STUART.

flag.

Repeal

No. 374.

AN ACT

forestry laws.

Making an appropriation to pay for the collection, revising, indexing, and proof-reading of the material contained in the pamphlet known as the Game, Fish, and Forestry Laws of this Commonwealth.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of three Game, fish and hundred dollars be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the use of the Secretary of the Board appropriation. of Game Commissioners, in payment for services rendered in collecting, revising, indexing, and proof. reading of the material published in the pamphlet Revision of pamp known as the Game, Fish, and Forestry Laws of this Commonwealth, the publication of which is directed by joint resolution of the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives, and signed by the Governor on the fourteenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and seven. This amount to be paid upon warrant of the

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Auditor General, upon proof made to him that the
material for said pamphlet has been prepared and
placed in the hands of the State Printer.
APPROVED—The 13th day of June, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 375.

IN ACT

Appropriation.

Making an appropriation to the Pennsylvania Seaman's Friend

Society, located in the city of Philadelphia. Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of four thousand dollars, or co much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby specifically appropriated to the Pennsylvania Seaman's Friend Society, located in the city of Philadelphia, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thousand nine hundred and seven, for the purpose of maintenance and improvements. APPROVED-The 13th day of June, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

No. 376.

AN ACT

Appropriation.

Making an appropriation to the Home for Aged Veteran and

Wife, located at Sixty-fifth and Vine streets, in the city of
Philadelphia.

Section 1. Be it enacted, &c., That the sum of twenty-three thousand dollars ($23,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is here. by specifically appropriated for the Home of Aged Veteran and Wife, located in the city of Philadelphia, for the two fiscal years beginning June first, one thou. sand nine hundred and seven, for the following purposes; namely,

For the purpose of maintenance, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary.

For the purpose of repairs, extensions, and improvements to the building, the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary. APPROVED— The 13th day of June, A. D. 1907.

EDWIN S. STUART.

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