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their re-appointment at the expiration of their term of of-
fice.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 28, 1863.

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CHAPTER 936.
AN ACT for the benefit of Pauper Idiote.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That it shall be lawful in counties in which no cir. How allowances cuit courts were held for the year 1862, and also in counties for paup'r idiots

in which no circuit courts shall be held for the year 1863, certified, when

at the times prescribed by law where no allowances were in 1862 or 1863 made for the support of idiots, for the committee of pauper

idiots to go before the clerk of the circuit court of the
county in which the inquest was held, and make such proof
before the clerk as is now required by law to be made be-
fore the circuit courts; whereupon the clerk shall certify
the same to the Auditor of Public Accounts, who shall
draw his warrant on the treasury in favor of such commit-
tee, for the benefit of the idiot, for the amount usually al-
lowed by the circuit courts in such cases.
§ 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved February 28, 1863.

$4,000 appropriated for beneft or Institutin for Idiots and Feeble -minded Children.

CHAPTER 939.
AG ACT appropriating money to the Institution for the Education of

Idiots and Feeble-Minded Children.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the sum of four thousand dollars be and the same is hereby allowed to the board of commissioners of the institution for the education of idiots and feeble minded children, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable them to pay off the outstanding debts already incurred for work upon the buildings, and for the support of the institution, as exhibited in the report of said board; also to finish so much of the building as may be necessary for the comfort of the superintendent and inmates; and to inclose the grounds belonging to the institution with a fence. § 2. This act to take effect from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

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CHAPTER 940.
AN ACT allowing county courts to qualify deputy clerks for circuit

courts.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the several county courts of this Common- County couris wealth shall have power to qualify deputy clerks of the to qualifyidepucircuit court, in the same manner as now prescribed by tu levketor cirlaw in qualifying such deputies by the circuit courts ; it shall be the duty of the clerk of the county court, when any deputy for the circuit court shall be qualified in the county court, to make out and certify the order of the county court qualifying such deputy, and file the same with the clerk of the circuit court, and at the next regular term of the circuit court such ordər of the county court shall be copied on the order of book of the circuit court; any deputy, so qualified, shall have all the powers in rela. tion to the duties of his office, as though qualified in the circuit court: Provided, That circuit courts shall still retain the power to qualify deputy clerks as now provided by law. § 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 947.

AN ACT concerning Common Schools. Whereas, the unsettled condition of this Commonwealth during the past year has, to a considerable extent, prevented the keeping of common schools as contemplated by law, and in many instances where schools were duly commenced, the same have been broken up or unavoidably postponed by the presence of armies, or armed bands of men; and in many instances, also, common schools have not been opened. by reason of the causes afore mentioned —for remedy whereof,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: $1. That in all cases where common schools have been Com'n schools

broken up by duly commenced during the year 1862, but broken up or discontinued by reason of the recent invasions of the State, otherwise to be or other valid cause and said schools, moreover, have been port and draw reported, for the length of time the same were respectively taught, by the school commissioners to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the same shall be entitled, at the next annual distribution of school moneys, to receive an allowance in full, in common with the schools taught for a period of three months and over, and shall be included in

invasion or

pay.

finish and

months in
and receive pay

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mon School Department for the current year: Provided,

re- That in every instance where trustees may receive an alport full time hereafter. lowance under the provisions of this section the trustees

so receiving the same, or their successors in office, shall, in order to become entitled to any further allowance out of the school funds to be disbursed in 1864, or thereafter, cause a common school to be taught for a period of three months, and also, in addition to such period of three month, for a time sufficient to make up for three months during the past year, counting the number of days the school was taught before it was broken up or discontinued.

$2. That in all cases where common schools have been Corta in districts duly commenced during the year 1862, and broken up or

863. discontinued by reason of the recent invasion of this Comfor 1962 and 63. monwealth, or other valid cause; and also in all cases

where, from the presence of armies, or from other casualties growing out of the invasions aforesaid, schools have not been commenced or taught, or where having been commenced, have been discontinued for the reasons aforesaid, the trustees of districts in which common schools remained untaught, for the reasons aforesaid, are authorized to have taught in each of such districts a six months school for the year 1863—-counting the time, if any, such school was taught during the year 1862 previous to the breaking up

or discontinuance thereof_and to receive full pay therefor Proviso. from the school fund for the years 1862 and 1863: Provided,

That the amounts so paid out of the school fund for the year 1862 shall be taken from the county surplus, if any, of the counties in which the school districts that may be benefitted by the provisions of this section are respectively situate.

§ 3. That in all cases where, from want of knowledge Sixty day on the part of school trustees of the provisions of the act, port, &c.

chapter 184, approved October 3, 1861, twenty days instead of twenty-tw days have been supposed to constitute a school month, and the school has been taught for a term of sixty instead of sixty-six days, the same may be reported and receive an allowance in common with ihe regularly reported district-, under the provisions of either of the foregoing sections.

§ 4. That all common schools which were commenced Schools com; in the year 1861 and finished in 1862, but not taught for a and finished in period longer than three months, shall be deemed regular1982 to be paid ly reported common schools for the year 1862, and enu

merated in the " County School Tables" of the Common School Department, for the year last aforesaid ; and all schools which were duly commenced in 1861, and finished in 1862, and also taught tor a period of three months during the past year, shall be entitled to receive an allowance

schools may re.

Proviso.

Additional reports to be re

from the school fund for the years 1861 and 1862 : Provi- 1863. ded, That the amount so paid out of the school fund for the year 1861 shall be taken from the county surplus, if any, of the counties in which such schools were respectively taught.

$ 5. That the act, entitled, “An act for the benefit of Common School Districts," approved February 22d, 1860, ceived. and the several general and special laws for the benefit of common schools not regularly reported, which have been enacted since the date last aforementioned, be so amended as to allow the Superintendent of Public Instruction to receive all reports from school districts which were at any time entitled to receive the benefits of said acts, but to which no allowance has been made hitherto ; and the dis. Allowance. tricts so reporting are to be allowed such proportions of school money as would have been paid them had the schools taught therein been regularly and officially reported : Provided, All such districts be reported to the Superin- Proviso. tendent on or before the 1st day of July, 1863 ; and also that the amounts to be paid to all school districts referred to in this section are to be taken from the county surplus, if any, of the counties in which said districts are respect. ively situate.

§ 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage; and the Superintendent is directed to have a printed copy thereof forwarded to each county judge and commissioner of common schools in this Commonwealth.

Approved March 2, 1863.

CHAPTER 948.
AN ACT for the appropriation of money.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky:

§ 1. That the following sums of money be and the same are hereby appropriated to the persons hereinafter named, to be paid out of the treasury upon the warrant of the Auditor of Public Accounts, to wit:

§ 2. To the Speakers of the Senate and House of Representatives, each, eight dollars per day during the present session

§ 3. To the Clerks and Assistant Clerks of the Senate and House, ten dollars, each, per day during the present session; and to the Principal Clerks the same per day, for three days after the adjournment, for arranging papers. &c.

. § 4. To the Sergeants-at-Arms and Door-Keepers of the two Houses, each, six dollars per day during this session ; and to Sergeant-at Arms of the Senate, for the services of one negro man, one dollar per day; and to Sergeant-at

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Arms of the House, two dollars per day, for services of two negro men daring this session.

§ 5. To the Pages of the two Houses, one dollar and fifty cents per day, each, during this session, to be certified by the Principal Clerks, and drawn and distributed by the Sergeants of the two Houses.

$ 6. To Hodges, Hughes & Co., for the Daily Conmonwealth during this session, seven dollars and seventy-five cents per day.

97. To S. I. M. Major & Co., for the Daily Yeoman during this session, seven dollars and seventy-five cents per day.

9 8. To the ministers of the different religious denominations in Frankfort, one hundred dollars, to be drawn and distributed by J. W. Pruett.

§ 9. That the Auditor is authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury in favor of the Principal Clerks of the two Houses, for the amount of extra clerk hire for enrolling, to be estimated and certified by them.

§ 10. To Joseph B. Lewis, three dollars per day for his services this session, to be estimated and certified by the chairman of the committee on Enrollments.

§ 11. To B. R. Young, one hundred and eleven dollars and fifteen cents, expenses incurred and paid by him in conveying the remains of Milton Young, deceased, from this place for interment, at his home in Henderson, including expenses of the committee.

$ 12. To John R. Graham, twenty-four dollars and ten cents, for bill rendered.

13. To J. M. Mills, two dollars and seventy-five cente, § 14. To J. W. Pruett, for crape, &c., thirty dollars and fifteen cents.

§ 15. To S. C. Bull, ten dollars.
§ 16. To S I. M. Major, one dollar and twenty-five cents.

$ 17. To Gray & Todd, sixty-nine dollars and eighty cents.

§ 18, To R. Runyan, for crape, forty-two dollars and twenty-five cents.

§ 19. To Sandford Goins, for ice last session, seventy: seven dollars and forty cents. § 20. To J. T. Gray, four dollars and fifty cents.

21. To A. Conery, one dollar and twenty-five cents. $ 22. To A. G. Cammack, one hundred and thirty-two dollars.

$ 23. To Henry Morton, fifty cents.

§ 24. To Daniel Clark, the ancient Governor, for his services in the Executive Departinent of the State, fifty dollars.

$ 25. To D, C. Barrett, for indexing the journals of the two Houses, during all the settings of this General Assem

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