Florida union
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Title: Florida union
Uniform Title: Florida union (Jacksonville, Fla. Weekly)
Alternate Title: Weekly union
Physical Description: v. : ill. (chiefly advertisements) ; 13-63 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: W.C. Morrill & J.K. Stickney
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: February 11, 1865
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates: 30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1864.
General Note: Publisher: Edward M. Cheney, <1868>.
General Note: Democratic. Cf. Rowell, 1882.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 6 (Sept. 24, 1864).
General Note: Supplements accompany some numbers.
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
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Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
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 Related Items
Related Items: Florida union (Jacksonville, Fla. : Semiweekly)
Related Items: Jacksonville tri-weekly union
Succeeded by: Weekly Florida union

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18 THE FLORIDA UNION THE FOUNDERING OF THE MEL The windows of the picture-gallery soon MORE PEACE NEGOTI TIONst: :
burst out, disclosing only the shell of the '
room. There wore two hundred of Stanley's --JLr"

TERMS:1 Eighty-four on Board and Only Four pictures here. He negotiated for their sale L ,
.J ; Two Dollars per Annum in Advance. The Proposition this time JI
\ Saved. to the Michigan; University. Only :five or
t.o Subscriptions taken for less than Three months.
:; Single copies five cents. six of them were saved. The loss is very from the Rebels.
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AOVKBXISEMENTSTwentyfive!: cents per line each NEW YORK, Jan. 13. serious, including the lecture-room, the philosophical l''. '
0 The Bark Rechabite, of N. Glasgow, Cap. instrument apartment and most of -
t Advertisements not specifying time will be marked : "
t f(till forbidden) and charged accordingly.Book Leeman, from Ragged Island, Dec. 27, with the valuable instruments. The offices in Reported Arrival, of Commissioners at '

Job and Card Printing of every variety neatly salt to Brett, Son & Co., arrived yesterday the towers and the originals of the private Annapolis.

executed at the UNION Office. morning. On the 8th inst., lat. 38 long records and archives of the institution were rr

l 74 about 3 A. M., the Captain reports that : destroyed. The top of the principal tower I, News from Southern .
"I his attention was attracted by calls from the and several of the battlements ic'.l.

MOND. water. He lay to and lowered a boat, and The conflagration was nearly altogether r

after some searching discovered a piece of i confined to the main building and above the The Press Washington Despatch. <"

hurricane deck, part of a wreck, floating up- first story, the latter containing the museum, WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 1865. fIt

Entire Failure of the I on which was a man named Albert L. Bay- which was damaged more by the water than I I is known in the best informed circles 'if

Negotia I I dOll Baydon stated that he had taken pas- by fire. The wings and corridors were not here that,a commission"from Jeff. Davis,consisting (- ,.

tions. sage on board of one Whitney & Hatha- much injured. The large library the west of vice-President Stephens, R. 31. T. l:,

way.'s steamers, the Melville, which sailed wing was not damaged. The furniture of Hunter and General G. W. Smith,.have arrived r'
from New York on the 5th inst., bound to Prof. Henry and other property was in- at Annapolis, with full power to arrange '

t :. .; Ho Hope of Peace till Lee's Army is Hilton Head, and had encountered heavy jured by hasty removal. The full extent of a settleinent.of our national difficulties. -e ,
the loss is not ascertained. A It is believed from the
0 southwest winds with yet strong understanding between -
: a heavy seas until the I .
; .. Destroyed. military guard was in attendance. Great
; ; Mr. Blair and Mr.Davis,that the terms
7th, when at about 9 P. }I. the steamer'sbO'fS first
difficulty was experienced at in
were stove in by the sea. The captain vvater. At no time could all the steam fire- will be entirely satisfactory to the administration -

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 1865. ordered a boat lowered, when he, the chief engines have full play upon the flames, and and to Congress, and will chiefly con-
it was late in the evening before they were sist of an amnesty to all offenders and a with '
engineer the first cook and ;
J The only topic of conversation here to-day one seaman, under full control. '
drawal of the confiscation
t has been the return of Mr. Blair, Sr., from with several others, were swamped in it. proclamation.

Richmond, and the ,result of his mission. The passengers, by bailing with buckets, FIGHT ON JAMES RIVER. REBEL ACCOUNTS.A .

f Contradictory stories were in circulation as to were enabled to keep the. vessel afloat until the
of Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
copy -
that result, and it was not until this eveningthat about 11 o'clock the next day,(Sunday morn- I .
Rebel Iron-dads Attempt to Destroy our received at Headquarters,'confirms the
authentic,information could be obtained ing,) when the remaining boat was lowered Works at City Point report: .

in regard to it':' -metalic lie-boat-but before we could
One of the Rebel Vessels Blown RICHMOND, Jan. 31.
It is now definitely settled that his get the lady passengers into it, the Melville. Damaged. upTwoOthers
General Grant sent in a flag of.truce to-day
". mission has been an entire failure, and that went down, port bow first, upsetting the !
.: [Special Despatch to the N. Y. Tribune.] announcing thai our commissioners would .
he is not to wear_ the honors of a great paci- life-boat. There was a vessel in sight from ,
WASHINGTON 25. be received at 5 P. M.
Wednesday, Jan.
: ficator. Mr. Blair went-to Richmond, as has about 12 o'clock at night! which was seen ;
Accordingly at that hour Messrs.. Stephens
News reached here yesterday afternoon ,
often uutil foundered : ;
been stated in the Herald's correspondence we when she was seen
from Grant's headquarters, that rebel rams Hunter and.Campbell, proceeded'out ,on the -
confident that he should be able. to inaugurate lmor : I saw a great many perish, and .
Baxter road and under,a flag of truce entered
and steamers (we understand six in number
to of the war
negotiations whose ends would be the many clinging pieces wreck. I was
the enemy's lines in front of Wise's Brigadeof
down in the from
in with the life-boat ) came early morning
termination of hostilities and the restoration company within .
Gen. Bushrod Johnson's Division.
Richmond and drove armed vessels
of the Union. He returns satisfied that at hailing distance of her until about sunset. our I .
down the and them and the :They were received by Colonel Hancock s
there is of She was then free of water, and, had river swept
present no hope a peaceful solution only
of Gen. Grant's staff, and conducted to a t
and afloat far down
three in h r-I think transports, everything ,as
of existing difficulties. He found division persons two men and,
special train of cars awaiting in the rear.
Point. Details have not
and wrangling among the rebel leaders one lady. They answered my call, but kept' as City .transpiredhere
The Commissioners will be entertained atGrant's
but they a:e so distrustful'of each other that, clear of me. We were in sight of portions ; but the emergency was deemed to be

: none dare to assume the responsibility of' of the wreck. We even burned our mail, so great, that Admiral Farragut :was ,sum- headquarters and start for Washington -

M. advances consisting of three and nnned to the James River, by telegraph in to-morrow. ,.
making ,or agreeing terms which newspaper bags one I!
Mr. Stephens' servant was permitted to ac-
would lead to peace. Davis is environed letter bag, with all the mattresses and every stantly.
L them. '. $
with enemies who watch his every motion, combustible thing on board, to signalize the FURTHER PARTICULARS. company "
Colonel Hatch assistant of exchange
and are ready, at the first indication of a disposition vessel in sight. We had about sixty-five Yesterday morning at two o'clock, taking agent "-

to accede to any possible terms of passengers, five of them ladies, .and about advantage of the high water in the Potomac, accompanied the Commissioners as secre-

settlement, to spring upon,, and overwhelmhim. sixteen officers and crew. fire Rebel war vessels, including, we under- tary. r
rs" .
the of the Commissioners
For stand, two rains, ran past the obstructions we During passage ,
this reason he could offer no terms t LIST OF PASSENGERS.
river the with of the breastworks of the enemy as well ,as our:
Win. H. Miller E. M. had placed in the purpose
except a precedent recognition of commis- Edwardly,R.Fitsch,
crowded with soldiers
own were witnessing
sioners as representing the Confederate gov- W. H. Hoyt, J. W. Buggy, A. P. Peacock, destroying our transports and warehouses at ,
the novel
ernment; or he was willing to negotiate, Miss. M. J. Bishop, P. L. Lee, W. D. Ben- City Point., Our batteries on the shore,

without an actual recognition, provided an ham, F. Alfred W- 1ton.,,, Edw. Riggs, Hora- opened fire at one of the rams, which had Grant and Lee's Armies for Pence.They .

armistice of from thirty to ninety days was Hawkes, Jas. McMath, Bern K. Lee and got aground, and was so hotly peppered that Cheer the Commissioners.

granted. Neither of these propositions could wife, Geo. A. Riatean, H. Eppstein, Josiah : the Rebels blew it up setting a slow matchto RICHMOND, Jan. 31. .

? of course, receive a moment's consideration, Merrell, John O'Rourke, T. Osborn, R. L. 'I the magazine and escaping in their boats. It is stated that while passing through our

and so he was informed. Green, L. Beyden, M. A. Bellows, J. L. Two others also got aground and were : lines the Commissioners were greeted with

: Finding all'efforts to accommodate matters Strong, John Cambell, M. Shurtleff, Jas. G. shelled warmly. It was doubtful whether they: vociferous cheers by" the troops, and that

unavailing, Mr. Blair has returned to.this Barr, R. H. Battell, J. H. Hairisborn, M. could escape. The fourth ram returned toward similar demonstrations were made :by the

city, and his labors as a peacemaker are end-, Donald, Miss A. J. Bishop, W. W. :Bishop, Richmond. One is said to have got Yankees on their arrival within: the Yankee

ed. Nothing now remains but a vigorous Mrs. Johnson. W. Mann, Wm. H. Judd, below our batteries. She caused a sensationcertainly lines. .

F. prosecution of the war. until the army of Lee ,Dan. V... Brown Fred. J. Taylor, Geo. B. at least. If she did damage, and ----
how much if is not yet known. There
,: is destroyed, and then peace will come, not 'Lang Jos.Holmes, Sam Browriless, Isaac will probably be a removal from commandin Gen. Hood.

,.. by the negotiation! but by the disentegration. Eppstein, *J. M. Fairfield, H. K. Simpson, the James River flotilla as a punishmentfor Gen. Hood arrived in our city yesterday,,

of the rebel government. C. H. Brown, John Cowdry, E. P. Bellows, the negligence in this case. and last night, in response to the calls ot a

;; The rebels are; :Determined to make one J. D. Strong, Thos. A. Cobb, W. ,C. Gray. The Associated Press-Despatches. large assemblage of citizens,lle ti' de-a short,

last effort,'by the conscription of.negroes anda WASHINGTON, Wednesday, Jan.25. pungent, pithy speech.,.full of that patriotic .
of the I
Burning Smithsonian Institute at
more vigorous enforcement of the conscription The Star says: Despatches received here fire which he has display.ed'on so* many
of white men, to change the current of, Washington.Serious state that yesterday morning at two o'clock fields. The speech was eloquent sad ,inpressiye >

disaster which has so steadily set against Loss of Valuable Documents, Rebel: fleet of ,five vessels-the Richmond : combining the..cannon) shot and sa ,.

them of late. Their hopes of recognition i Records, &c.WASHINGTON squadron so long being prepared-came down bre stroke, and, eli,''ite'd.the. hearty applause .
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have not altogether failed them, and they Tuesday, Jan.. 24. the 'river to destroy our depots and worksat of the crowd. The battle; scarred'hero was ) '

are encouraged, from the action of our Congress This City'Point. hopeful and confident: .
afternoon about 3 ,afire.broke I
in relation'to t French occupation of The high water caused by the freshet :._
out in the Smithsonian Institute in
Mexico, to.believe that,France will soon recognize d building, enabled themto pass the obstructions whichour The New:Secretary1 of:War.RICHMOND '
the,loft above the picture gallery, between commander had placed above City Point
them as offset Jan. 31..
au. to the '
hostility displayed ;;the ceiling and'the roof, caused, it is believed, for.the better protection of the place._ ,

j towards.th, ,new.. government of'. that ..by: defective flue., The ceiling.soon i fell in, A battle quickly ensued between the Gen. Breckinridge will enter upon the duties -
Country by the.United States. All these arguments and in Rebel.fleet and our nearest,battery or fort, inwhichone ofhIs*new position: Secretary of War
few moments the
are used,to keep the.rebel a gallery was one- of the Rebel_ vessels, ,vas blownup next Wednesday: .
and the_ people from- despairing of.Congress sheet> of flaI le""J.T:" : c. re, as it mounted the and instantly and :entirely destroyed;;' on .- 01 -

;j and they'have1thc*effect ultimate'success central. .:lower. .. and.burst.forthin.,. --> full volume while two others were so badly damaged ; : .. 1" ,
desired I' "
for >' .' .
the present:: *g .from the main roof was magnificently" grand, ,shot !and shell tas. to. ;compel them to see { Ailairs in" theVest.. nAn ',

: __ .. ,. safety-by, speedyflight back- in the directionof officetfrom front-infonrisrthe, Columbus ., .
and.a spectacle was presented by the
Departure of Gen.:MeCietian Richmond accompanied the other two > -
; ;.for.Europe. _.t
that ,the Federals ,
G ii OlelIaii with; ,steadiness.of.the_ revolutions of the anometer which escaped damage speak of.' 'MlB&iJRepiiblic, ,arc ":i t
.,.: his'wife: ; and;! child *yVi \i *" .
,.,, ; concentratin large' forces -Eastport and : { ( \
sailed for-Europe in the '- or wind register,. surmounting.the tower, ;Admiral. :Frtrragut': left here yesterday : '.

China. He was attended yesterdYa to, the vessel steamship wliile the fierce flame ravenously mounting evening for the scene of- action,and it is.understobd -' Decatur forthe,purpose of moving.qn Selma '..:,: C: l. '
by a ,that he will at once assume naval ,. --
number '' and the roads are in
personal'friends and relatives.! to its destruction. .+ Montgomery as soon as : "
j, command there. .
suitable condition. : qr.
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I pay the Direct tax to John S. Drig Esq.., of powdtfr Whittaker streets. This was undoubtedly placed OF THE UNITED STATES.

I T1t lgrit1n C uigt1. I: at Saminis Block on.Bay street,within sixty, there and to blow up the city, as the Arsenal contains over AT THE FIRST SESSION JPI' TUB

'. advertisement/ q'6ekeI( was places in the shad fi 1 In1Y.EIGIlTII.. CONGIIESS.CIIAFTIiR .
I days from,,the date.' / thirty tons of powder. ; -
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discovered.A .
its being
trees to prevent ,
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4 single spark would easily have carried'out the hellish. Act to provide a National Currency, secured
of the keg was entirely Bonds and to
LlesIgLj of the wretches, as the top Pledge, of United States provide

'.'j rival of a mail has put us in possession of the opon.Loss. for the Circulation and Redemption

SLAVERY PROHIBITED BY THE COXSTOTJTIOX. particulars of the loss of the Melville. The it enacted by the Senate thereof.Be a.ndllorue of Jtfprcsentatii&

account is indeed heart-sickening to read.It of The Gunboat Dal blng.; of Vie United Staid of America in Congress attemtled,

In the House of Representatives on the I [From the New South.] That there shall be established in the treasury department
II that the captain and chief shall be
I now appears a separate bureau, which charged with
of the consideration of the I evident that Ou the night of the iGth, orders ,,ere received by the the exec/Son of this and all other laws that juiy be

31st January, engineer, as oon as ii became commanding officer of the Dai CI.. g, to be in readiness passed by congress respecting the issue and,regulationof

": Senate joint resolution prohibiting slavery the ship woUid go down, abandoned her, and v- the following morning to proceed> the Coin- a national currency secured ly United States bonds.
The chief officer of the said bureau shall be denominated -
throughout the land by an amendment of all on board to their fate, and attempted to bahee river as far as the ferry-a point near the Char the comptroller of the currency, and shall be under

.. in of the lestoh and Savannah railroad-for the purpose of cooperating the general direction of the Secretary ol the Tre d-

the constitution, was taken up, and after save their own lives, by leaving one in an adyance movement of Jen. Howard's ury. He shall be appointed by the President, on tho
; boats. We forbear to comment on the con- recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, by
several opposition members had given their I forces. In accordance with those orders the Dai Ching and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall

duct of the two most important officers who got under way at an early hour on the 26th, and, alter hold his office for the term of five years unless sooner

; views on the subject, the proposition was could so treacherously desert, ui a time when having proceeded up the Coinbahee for a tew niiies, removed by t!&e President, upon reasons to be communicated .
by hint to the Senata ; he shall receive an annu-
adopted a vote of 119 to 56, being more they should have used every exertion to save was fired upon by a rebel battery:: situated on the right al salary of rive thousand dollars; ho stall have a com-

... last bank of the river. Tne bane,y opened witty heavy petent deputy, appointed by the secretary, whose sal
than the requsito two-thirds. Upon the life, and who should have been the to ary shall Le two thousand five hundred dollars,and who
and at short nearly every shot takibg ellect -
pieces range,
leave the ship. '\\ e cannot but believe, that : shall possess the power and perform the duties attached
declaration of the vote the members of the in some part of the vessel.: The position ot the I by law to the oince of comptroller during a vacancy in

had they remained faithiul to their posts, Dai Chins when first fired upon,was such as to expose such office and daring his absence or inability ; he si.all
House and a dense 'throng? of spectators in employ, from time 10 time, the necessary clerks to dis-
they might have been tne means of saving iiur to a raking lire, but uot\\itlistaiuLui: this fact she charge such duties as he shall direct, which clerks shall

,,{ the galleries, gave expression to their joy in many lives. The vessel was afloat ove* ought to bear ou the Curt with good cttcct her 100- be appointed and c;_ssified by the Secretary of Treasury '
in the manner now provided by law. Within fifteen
long and vociferous applause. The institution twenty-four hours after she:; commenced fil puanderbow gun.juuoro days from the time of notice of his appointment the
," ".' tho battery engaged her, the Dai Ching, as comptroller shall take and subscribe the oath of office
time much courts have keen
1 In
..i of slavery may now be considered as totally ling. good luck .vould have it, fell in w..h aim captured the prescribed by the constitution and laws of the United

_.. done. If the captain believed that the bulkhead bloi-kado runner Coquette, bound horn Charleston: to States ; and he shall give.to the United States a bond in
and forever abolished in the United the penalty of one hundred thousand dollars, with not
which cut oil'thc compartment, would abbau\UiU: a cargo of seventy-five bales of cotton. A leas than two responsible sureties, to be approved by .

.' States. The great question, which has distracted save the ship why did he not remain on prize crew was immediately! put on board with ordersto the Secretary el the Treasury, conditioned lor the faithful
dibcharge of the duties of,his office. The deputy-
.. the country and stirred up the evil bard and head for the laud ? There was at take the prize to Port Royal, at which place she subsequently comptoller so appointed shall also take the oath of office

A arrived. prescribed by the constitution and laws ol the United
,' passions of men to such an extent as to plunge 1 k".6t a possibility: that &uc might be kept i jDai Ching maintained the fight with the rebel States, and siu... give .:. like. bond in the pe alty of fifty

afloat long enough to reach some point on hours and had not the thousand dollars. The comptroller and depnty-comp-
consecutive ,
t into this terrible civil battery tor seven : either
the country war, maybe trollc. shall not, directly indirectly, le interested -
; ,: the coast, and it; even then there was dan unfortunate _circumstance of her gettiug aground occurred in any acvsociaiion issuing national currency under

: ,, said to have wrought its own destruction. dashed the the result in all probability would have been the provisions of thfs act.
of against rocs on
ger it
SEC. 2. And be further enacted, That the comp
We foundly hope that it will be buried'in shore the chances saving the lives of those tile cal .urc of the fort, together with all its guns. As I troller of the currency, with the approv of the Sea e-

it happens the Combaliee river is difficult of navigation I t:..y of the Treasury, shall devise a seal, with baitablo

an unknown grave, whence there is no res- on board was much greater tluabyher go- in of its numerous shortiturns and shallow ..scrip..as, for his office, uescriptioi. of which, witha I
certificate of approval by the Secretary of
urection. ing down far out to sea. It is a very cOIn- places. On of these shallow points technically i shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State withan

.- mon occurence for a steamer in stormy known as a Sigut, the Dai Ching got agroud impression: thereof, which shall thereupon .ecome
the seal of ouice ot the comptroller of the currency and
TIlE PEACE MISSION. lJroad.ide to
weather, or an appearance of ttanger, to run while maneu.criug to get a the same may be renew ed when necessary. Every certificate -

". Frank P. Blair, Sr., has returned from into, some port along the coast. The accountsdo the fort. Her uncomfortable position Having been ,assignment; and conveyance executed by the

his to Richmond without hav- observed ty the rebels, they redoubled their efforts to comptroller, in pursuance of any authority conferred on
peace mission him law and sealed with Lia seal of
not mention where the disaster occurred, and in order to effect this result sc\eral bj office; shall bo
ing accomplished his object or so far as we disable her, received in evidence in all places and courts whatso-
I but she could hardly have&jeen so far from aiditiunui: guns were brought into action. The officers ever ; and all copies of papers in the office of the comp-

can see, anything else. Very few persons, shore that some point co ld not have been and c.-ew of the Dai Cling: behaved splendidly, and al- trollercertified by him and authenticated by the said seal '
shall in all evidence and like
: cases oe equally in manner
probably, expected that anything towardsthe had extreme o..Js to contend against they;
reached in twenty-.uur hOUlS.i thougL they as the eriginal. An impression of such seal d'ecJy on
establishment of peace would be accomplished crippled and shattered the enemy's fort to that extent the paper shall be as valid as if made on wax or wafer.
i 'VeVere in error last week in stating that SEC. 3. And be further enacted, TLat there shall be
mission that it would have been in our possession had the position -
therefore the failure of the
I assigned to the comptroller of the currency by the Sec-
I will occasion little or no disappointment.We the Melville was a new vessel, built expresslyfor of the ship aumitted of one more hour's working of retary of the Treasury suitable rooms in the treasury

this route. She was an iron vessel of the guns. At last, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, it be- building for conducting the business of the currency
have little doubt but that among the peo- bureau, in which shah be safe and secure fireproof
about SOO tons built in 1857 at Hartlepool ing apparent that; the vessel could not be got aJoat,
vaults, in which it shall be the duty of the comptrollerto
pIe throughout the Southern States there is England. She was formerly a blockade and that .t and all hands on board would be captured deposit and safely keep all the plates .rot necessarily

a strong feeling for establishing peace on almost -I unless: measures were taken to prevent such an event, in the possession 01 his engravers or printers,and other
runner, and had made several successful valuable things belonging to tho department ; and the
.t.was decided to fire and then abandon her. The i:.:-
I shall from time
any terms. But the parties with whom comptroller to time furnish the neces-
I voyages to Mobile: beiore she was captured, vysteam-tug Clover, acting as tender to the Dai Ching sary furniture, stationary, fuel, lights, and other proper -
Frank Blair conferred on the subject have conveniences for the transaction of the said business..
and sold to Ie'ssrs.Ielville and Hathaway.Her followed the gunboat certain distance up the river.It .
SEC. 4. And le it further enacted Tnat the
little for the wishes teD
regard or feelings
very captain (Wattlet) resided in Brooklyn, so occurred that when the Dai Ching was agroundthe United States Bonds," abased in this act, shall be

of the people. All they care for is their own tender was not sufficiently near to render immediate construed to mean all registered bonds now issued, or
where he lerfvra a family. The chief en- that hereafter be issued on the faith of the "United
personal interest. It was this motive alone relief. A signal oi distress ..as hoisted in the Dai Chingout may ,
States the ot the
gineer was Matthew T. Levy. by Secretary Treasury pursuance of
that actuated them in its establishment of for some reason-a good one we are bound to i>e- lAw.SEC.
I licve-it was not heeded by the tender. The efforts of 5. And be it furtner enacted, That associations
their Southern Confederacy. Their only for carrying on the business of banking maybe formed
the officers and wen on board t-e tender to rescue the number of not less in 'cash
SAVANNAH AND PORT ROYAL. oy any persons, any than
bases of
negotiation is recognition. 'hat Dai Ching's party in the afternoon seems to be sufficient five, who shall enter into articles of association which

our government can never for one moment evidence that they had no thought of acting a mean shall specify in general terms the object for which tho 1
'association is formed and contain '
4 may any'otaer provisions -
listen to. To establish peace on any other I part. The tender, at nay rate, was the vessel that not inconsistent"ith the provisions of tuis act. ?.

terms than recognition will consign the rebel LABGE FIRE IN SAVANNAH. I brought the party safely to Port Royal. I which elation the the association business may of the see association tit to adopt and for'the th conduct reg- .f f

Annexed will be found a list of the officers of the Dai \
leaders to disgrace. Hence they will clingto oUts affairs, whieh said articles shall be signed by ,(-d...
Ching: 1 the persons uniting to form the association, and a copyol ,l
their rotten concern until every vestageof Lt.-Commander C. Chapin. them forwarded to the comptroller of the currency, ',,"
Loss of the Dai Ching) and '
ELOfficeVm.. McKindry. to be filed and preserved in his office.
their power is swept away. To attempt Act..Master-Geo. lioworth. SEC. 6. Ami' be it further enacted, Thai the persons '

any negotiations with them at this stage of Pata see. Actst.. Surgeon-J. R. Richardson. uniting to form such an association sL.oJ, under their
Act.-/xo Paymaster-Edwin M. Sherman hands, make an organization certificate which shill ..
the war must certainly appear to foreign -- Act. Ist-Asst. Enginner-Geo. B. Bennet. specitY-

Act.- nsigns Walter Walton, Chas. D. Duncan.Act. First. The name assumed by such association, which
as indicative of weakness somewhereto [From the Savannah Republican, Jan. 23.]
powers 3d Asst.-Eugineers Castina, John'H. Fulcher, name shall be subject to the approval of the comp-
the Union cause. We were at first disposed As we go to press one of the most feat catastro- Montgomery West, William H. Fisher..' troller.

phies that has ever occurred'in this section ui our coun- Captains Clerk: -W. C. Chapin. Second. The place where its operations of discountand
to treat the reports of the peace mission deposit are to be carried designating the state,
is in At half-past eleven o'clock the
try, progress. territory, or district, and also the particular county. and
ds creation of the believ-
a imagination, sounded the of S1i.ing of the MOl .tor Pafapsoo. ,
alarm'of fire w.s again from, steeple city, town, or village.
ing that the authorities at Washington the Exchange for the 3d District. The firemen were It uecomes our painful duty tu record the sinking ,of Third. The amount of its cal'italstock,and the num.
ber of shares into whicL the same shall be divided.
would consider such a course as placing the soon ou the spot, and foa.u a bisi-.I row of wooden the :Monitor Potapsco, off Fort Sumter, by running Fourth.! The names and places of residence, of true

nation in a humiliating position. Doubtless buildings in flames. The wind was blowing a strong against a torpedo, whilst engaged in searching for those shareholders, and the nuuibe of shares held by each '

easterly gale, and the fire spread with frightful rapidity nefarious and destructive war machines. of them.
there existed good and sufficient reasons for Fifth. A declaration that said certificate nude to
utterly batting aL attempts on tho par of .'u1,; sol lire sad event occurred lato on Sunday night last, and
enable such persona to avail themselves ot the advantagesof
this proceeding, but we have little faith in diers and firemen t,, stay its progress. Several hall when the vessel was within four hundred yards of Fort this act. ..

good resulting from attempts at negotiation buildings were torn down in order to prevent the Sumter. It is reported that she carried down sixty- To said certificate shall be acknowledged before a '
judge of some court of record or notary public uud such
Richmond. spreading of the flame, and if possible to avert the nine of the officers and crew, Forty-two or thereabouts certificate, with the acknowledgement thereof ,authen'I'Y

1. dreadful danger consequent upon the burning of the including Lieutenant-Commander S. P. Quack- ticated by the seal of such court or notary;;; shall, bo
Frank Blair
Though the mission of was a old.. rebel Navy Magazine, which was known to be I enbush ; Lieut. Sampson, Executive Officer ; the transmitted to the comptroller of the currency,who shall

total failure we have strong hopes that peace I' I stored with a large amount of heavy ruv/el ammunition i Chief Engineer and his Third Assistant, and an En- :i record Copies and of such carefully certificate preserve, duly the certified same by in the his comp-office.

will be established before many months have and a considerable quantity of powder. As the heavens sign were saved. troller, and authenticated by his seal of oince, shall be
red with the fiery clement, the air was filled The vessel sunk immediately after striking the tor legal and sufficient evidence in all courts ant places
of different kind grew
elapsed. Negotiations a are pedo. Those who were saved, with one exception, within the United States, or the jurisdiction of the government
on in other places that will probablyhave with sparks resembling a golden shower. In a very happened to be on the deck at the time of the accident. thereof, of the existence of such association
going short time the news spread like wildfire through the One man, it is said, saved himself by climbing out of and of every other matter or thing which"'could be

more effect on '.the rebel leaders and city that the magazine was on fire with five tons of the tu/ret. proved Ly the production of the original certfiicate. *
-=, SEC. 7. And be further enacted That no 'associationshall
not end .in the total failure to accomplish powder and several hundred shells stored therein. The
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. be organized under this act, with a lest capital
anything. report alarmed and horrified every one in the city, and than one hundred thousa dollars nor in a ci;_ whose
.. .
created a panic throughout the entire city limits,extending population exceeds fifty thousand persons,witL: a less
Of the Perce Commissioners sent by the
capital than twQ hundred thousand dollars : Provided
.. the Thousands of J3ST ARRIVAL OF THE lliTA RDA.-one of those rare
l V .iiivugli camps. peuple thousanddollars I
Richmond Government to Washington close Tnat banks with a capital of not less hau fifty
arose iiu... uie..r beds, and began to make preparationsfor events occurred again on Tuesday evening-the arrivalof &...y, with the approval of the Secretary of, the :

: on the heels of Frank Blair, enough has not their sa ....y, which could only be had by fleeing beyond a steamer. Such an event deserves a little attention Treasury, ue organized" in any place'the population of
which does not exceed six thousand inhabitants. '
transpired to form any correct opinion of the range of bursting shells and crumbling especially when the arrival is a steamer of the SEC. 8. And be further enacted This every association

its probable result. Perhaps the fall of Fort walls ,Ii half an hour the worst fears were confirmedby class: of the Matagord, ." This vessel, we believe formed pursuant to the provisions of this act shall :

: the explosion of the first shell, which burst and sent was formerly packet running on the Gulf coast. After from the date of the execution of its organization certi-
Fisher, which was not known at Richmond cate, be a body corporate,but shall transact no business
_: its fragments hissing through the air. In less than five I w ards she was notorious as a blockade runner, until except such as may he incidental to its organization

until subsequent to Mr. Blair's'jVisit, has minutes a fearful series ot explosions took place, resembling she was capture off the coast of Texas. In appearance and necessarily preliminary, until autherizad by the

changed the minds of the few adherents of I a furious bombardment, followed by terrific slu resembles tho .*Carolina,"formerly plying between comptrolk the currency to commence the business of
banking. ;ouch association'shall have power to adopta
Jeff. Davis,who,;with himhaye up to this time flashes as fast as the powder isn ted. We have ref orts bee and Chai leston. Were it not for an occasional corporate uuil, and shall have succession by the name

.. the that lives have been JOEL ,.uu. u. ,uo tottc dire confusion minder of this kind we should forget that Jacksonville designated ..its organization certificate the period of i ;
held on to hopes recognition. Possibly '
twenty unless dissolved i
",as ever an important commercial port. Yeaib..omsts organization, sooner -
It is utterly impos=ioi. to give any ao>omit or reliable '
something may g'very ow out of this,but we shall according to the provisions of its sinuses of association i
.' statements. We .tare authentic .Ol"W&A..on that or by the act of its shareholders owning two :

d-i! continue to.be incredulous concerning one soldier was quite severely wounded a"u" colored jeST"TXE FIRST FLORIDA AUT.-It will be seen by thirds of its stock, or unless the franchise shall be for
an advert sement in another column,that a few more men feited by a violation of this act ; by such name it may
,, any establishment of 1 peace until the rebels boy killed. Doubtless there are many cuoaalties of
' d are wanted to fill up the 1st Floriuu Cavalry ; let every make contracts, sue and be sued, complain sou. >.cfc*.J,
'" ''>'f a'sr :;r- 'shall express a willingness to acceed to the different kinds resulting from this awful disaster. in any court of law and equity as fully, as aoturai 1?er-
i. loyal man come forth and willingly join this
it elect directors and its boardof
Dozens of poor families have been rendered houseltsi : may or appoint by t
; terms now and repeatedly offered them-to ., :Each recruit receives$600 as a bounty.J8S" directors appoint a president; vice-president, shier,
lay down their arms and submit uncondi- by the fire, and owing to the freezing state of the at- and other,officers, define their duties, require Londs ofthem r<

'I, mosphere, their sufferings must be intense. THE UNITED STATES COUBT will be opened at St. I and fix the penalty thereof'dismiss said officersor
ionly tQ the constitution and the laws of L TEn. any of them at pleasure, and appoint.otters to f 1
: "' Augustine on Monday next, Judge Frazer having re-I. their places and exercise under this act all.,such incIdental

t, ... he..... United States. '. 3>' o'clock, A. M.. Jan. 28, 1865. turned on the Matagoda. powers as shall be necessary to carry on the business -
; .a c* DIABOLICAL ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP THE CITY. .. of banking by discounting and negotiating promissory
: TheDirect' Tax Commissioners for the notes. drafts bills of exchange, and other evidencesof
't Lieut. T. J. Spencer, Depot Ordannce Officer, Military JK5; PERSONAL.-Among tho passengers by the debt by buying and selling
; by receiving deposits ; t
: df} State of Florida have: completed the assessment of the Miss.: has the J. M.andO Demarest formerly
Division just brought us astounding Matagorda" were Hossrs ; exchange, coin, and bullion; by loaning mon y on personal

l:, ::, :'t: ; of Jacksonville. Property holders cans ,intclMjc..ce that some fiend had placed a keg residents of this place ':l' security ; by obtainii j, issuing, and circulating

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H I shall be held and adjudged-a
--- the capital stock of the nished with notes of a less denomination than five dollars.
be cancelled and deducted from interest which the note bill or
act and its ,
p according to the provisions of this ; I and if such cancellation and reduction shall ent it which has
notes and association carries with or
define :
ehdl also have power to below the minimumof SEC. 23-: .Ind'be ffurth6ad J; That after
board of tho capital of the thereon. in case a jjrr&ter
reduce paid
inconsistant with the provisions stock shall such association shall have caused its promise to Ad
not capital
- regulate by by-laws, stock shall be capital required by this act, the has been paid, person or ".nons
act r.o manner in which its date of such cancellation, such notes on demand to be signed by the president j
this the
of from
its efficer within thirty days or their legal representative*, y
elecud or appointed, default and cashier thereof in such manner
transferred, i* .-rvrtor* be increased to the requirements of the act; in vice-president action of twice the amount
> oprty transferred, its general be appointed to close up :the to make them obligatory promissory notes, payable any debt o
jmontets i receiver from taking or
to of which a .may paid
this act
granted by of its of business such association r'
ami .ill the privileges according to the provisions demand at place
condncteJ. the associatin Provided That such action com -
business of
exercised and : i
under shall be hereby authorized to issue and circulate the same
associations: oig-uiizad at the fiftieth section\. of this act. i from the time the .'
business shall be : i and the shall be received at in all years usurOt
and its usual it further enacted, That every association money; same par
enioved ; 16. And be But the purchase ,
locateu in the place specified SKC. of of taxes excises public '
an office or Banking house after having complied with the provisions of the United States in payment bill of payable at another
lands and all other dues to the United States exchge.
certificate. of banking ,
commencement ,
in its organization to the discount, or sale
I affairs of this act, preliminary of purchase, ,
9. And le it further enacted. That the and before it shall be authorized cept for duties on imports; and also for all
SEC. its provisions, rate of for
uuder current
I association shall be managed by not less than i business business, shall transfer and deliveto -' and other debts and demands owing by the the shall exchange not considered sighT
commence the interest
I every to to
of whom shall be the pressident. States United States to individuals corporation, and
five directors,one of tho United any of interest.
treasurer I
V director shall, during his hole term of service,bea : the bonds scaring interest to an amountnot within the United States, except interest on the : a greater enacted
Every registered it further as
. a citizen of the United States ; and at least three-fourths States less than thirty thousand dollars nor less than one debt and in redemption of the national currency. hereinafter .. Tht cver all

of'._edirectoissliall have resided in the state, tern- third of the capital stock paid i.i, which bonds shall be no such association shall issue post notes or any in lawful money shal United
in which such association is located oueCJI.1' States and by notes to circulate as than such as are ,
district 01 the United ::) money
ton, or with the treasurer to at least per
I : next preceding their election as directors, wia be deposited in his office until the same shall be otherwise by the foregoing provisions of this act. equal amount of its twenty.fve
) safely-kept
-i residents of the same during their continuance in office. him disposed of, in pursuance of the provisions of SEC. 24. And be it further enacted. That it shall be and other noe cicla

hall own in his own right, at least ten is hereby duty of the comptroller of the currency to receive it ; every sha
Each director which he this act; and the :Secretary:: of tl.o Treasury on hand, in lawful money of
shares of the capital stock of the association of authorized to receive and cancel any United States out or mutilated circulating notes issued by any amount equal to at least fifteen per
Each director,when appointed or elected thereof registered banking association and also on due proof of the ,
i a director. bonds, and to issue in lieu amount of its notes in circula
shall take an oath that he will so far as the duty bonds coupon of like amount, bearing a like rate of interest andhaving tion ot any such circulating notes to deliver in And whenever the
him diligently and honestly administer the and the deposit of bonds thereof to such association other blank circulating .. \lawl
on to
_ Vif1.ailairs the same time run ; s v in any of cities re n-
-- ...... will not knowingly amount. And such worn-out or mutilatenotes tIe
: to an
nf. SUCflaSOCULUOP, 'i association. increased as iw capital
:: shall be, by; every be below the amount of twenty-five
t late or willingly permit .u be violated, any of the.owner provisions may be paid up or increased, so that every associationshall after a memorandum shall have been entered circulation and deposits, and whn- .
fide ,
of this act, and mat he is the bona stock required at all times have on deposit with the treasurer registered the proper books, in accordance with such of any other association shall le

L in his own right, of the number of shares of in United States bonds to the amoudt of at least as may be established by the comptroller, as well as centum of its circulation and deposits,

11 by this act, subscribed by him, or and standing that the one third of its capital stock actually paid in: Provided drculating notes which shall have been paid or r shall not increase its by

his name on the books of the association, as sC- That nothing in this section shall prevent an association dered to be cancelled, shall be burned to ashes in loans or discounts labitc tha by
or in any tray pledged, to close ence of four ,one to be appointed by tne ctherise
same is noi hypothecated subscribed by that may desire to reduce its capital or persons bills of exchange payable at
loan det.t which oath, fiom taking of the Treasury, one by the comptroller of the
curity for any or ; whom it is up its business and uksolve: its organization tary dividend ofitsprofltsuutil the re

himself, and certified by the oflicer before to the comp up its bonds upon returning to the comptroller its rency, one by the treasurer of the United States any between the aggregate amount of its

taken, shall be immediately transmitted a-d preserved circulating notes in the proportion hereinattcr named one by the association, under such regulations as of circulation and and its
and b> him tiled of bonds beyond Secretary .f the Treasury may prescribe. And a deposit
_ troller of the currency in this act, nor from taking up any excess the United States rcstor J :
in his ofike That the directors one third vf its capital stock and upon which nocirculatiug tificate of such burning, signed by the parties so three fifths of said fifteen per centum .

SEC. 10 lHl r> ? further t'1l11..d. shall notes have been delivered. pointed, shall be made in the books of the due to association available .
_ appointed .
elected first thereof forwarded to the
of association And be it further enacted That whenever a and a duplicate
any bhall be electea SEC. 17. of its circulating notes from associa .
hold iaeir place until theii .ilCce sors transmitted to the comptroller whose notes are thus cancelled.SEC. .
hM been
shall be held e I by the comptroller of the currency,
AllMib;;eque it 25. And be enacted That it shall be
ri and qualified. month January as may be of the currency, as provided in this actandthc, U..SQ- itfurJier this act, in the cities of St. Louis,

annually on ouch day in the and the directors ciation transmitting the same shall notify the comptroller duty of every banking association having bonds Det.si., New Orleans,
articles of association ; the office of the treasurer of the United Milwaukee
specified in the least centum ot its capital stock has ited in
at Ithiladel-
and that fifty
dcctels11all hold their places for one year, oftener in each fiscal and at such time .'itsbur ,
K i aforesaid and that such association once or year,
elected and qualified. But been paid in as : Yor! Albany, Leavcnworth, San
until their successors are of this act as required times during the ordinary busines hours as said
with all the provisions ;
.1 of the requisite has complied Washi.on City: Provided, also, That
-I an)' director:, ceasing .to be the owner become to be complied with before such association shall or officers may select, to examine and compare specie or
amount of block,or having in a-iy other manner the business of banking, bo .ds so pledged with the boojus of the comptroller s, representing 1.1.-
be authorized to commence for the of any
ancy deposited
Any purpose
diioqualifi Jshal1 la t-by vac.ve place. thail examine into the condition ot such the accounts of the association, and, if found
tiu the comptroller association shall be deemed to be law
r board shall be filled by appointment by I"e-I execute to the said treasurer a certificate set.' ,
.-I in the association, ascertain especially: the amount of inoaey to of association belong .
iuaiuiu0', directors, and aus director so of its capital the name and place of forth the different kinds and the amount thereof, possession any '
election. If from anycause ; paid in on account holding and owning such
hold his place until the next of. each of the directors of such association, that the same are in the possession and custody of
shall not be made at the residence shall be considered to be a part of tho .
an election of directors of the capital stock of which each in the treasurer at the date of such certificate. Such
shall not for that cause and the amount such association is required to
time appointed' the a5.sociatiou whether such associa- ation may be made by an officer or agent of such
held subsequent bona fide owner, and generally provisions of this section .
be any foregoing
be dissolved but an election may of this act ciation duly in writing for that :
appointed I
all the ,
with requirements
thereof in all cases huving tion has complied the cities of Charleston and Richmond
I day, thirty day Iiewbi-iper notice published in the .city, to entitle it to engage Ll the business of bank'ng; aud whose ccrtificatt.t before mentioned shall be ot like to the list of citios in the national asso "

been given in a association is located; shall cause to be made and attested by the oaths 01 a and validity as u executed >y such president or ; other essociations may keep three
town, or county in which the or cashier and a duplicate signed by the treasurer shall be
in such city, ton, or majority of the directors and by president money whenever in tho opinion
is published
and__._u.if. no newpal'cr shall Dublished in a neWSlaperCOUll1 of such association, a statement of all the fucts nec- tied by the association.SEC. 1 AM of the currency, the condition of tLo
notice uepublished : 26. the
-v, Such If 1" the articles of association cessary to enable the comptroller to determine whethersuch I And. be it further eabl, Th4t warrant it. And it shall be compe

nearest thereto.whim Ihe election shall be held association is lawfully entitled to commence the transferred to and deposited with toe treatU\r oi 'i of the.currency to n tify. any
do not fix tie day on hereinbefore provided, by
of under tLs act. United States, as uay
business banking aforesaid
the day fixed lawful reserve as
or if the election should not be held on theboardot SEC. 18. Aid be it further enacted That if, upon a ing association fur the security of its circulating money
shall be designated by the amount to be kept on hand as afore-
the day for the election and of'any shall be held for that purpose, unu. t>
of the facts reported
careful examination BO excus..yel
and if
otherwise : Provided, ) such reserve sucn
directors in their by laws, or be provided in ; assoi-
of the notes shall as
the knowledge redclmed, except
which to
other facts come
thereafter to
aforesaid may so
That Lithe directors fail to fix the day, as commission act but the comptroller of the currency shall give thirty days go
of special ;
means a
the shares comptroller, whetheby of the United States
two thirds of may. money ,
shareholders representing enacted That in all elections appointed by him for the purpose of enquiring into the any sucnbankg association powers of attorney with the concurrence of the secre-
SEC. 11. And be it further to its own use the interests
all questions at meetings condition of such association, or otherwuv, it shall appear appropriate appoint a receiver to >.. up th"
," and in deciding
of dire t *, entitled to com the bonds which it shall have so transferred to .1
-uarcLolder: shall be entitledto thatjtmch Association is lawfully association, as provided in *.s act.
of sh..l"c .o11Icr- such shall become
share of s.ock held by him. Shareholders mence the busuiebs of bunking, the comptroller shallgive treasurer; but powers be ii further enacted. That each aasocia-
vote oil each such association shall feJl to
one hand heuever banking
duly authorized in writing to such association a certificate, under his in any of the utits named in the forego
may vote by proxies book-keeper of and official seal, th..t such association has compliedwith its circulating notes as atoresaid. "Whenever the shall to the approval of

; but uo officer, clerk, teller, or shareholder all the provisions of this act require,"* to bo complied ket or cash value of any bonds deposited with eec. subject an association
no ,
such association shall act as proxy ; of the United States aforesaid, shall
the busi- treasurer as
with before entitled to commence
shall be allowed being of New York at which
whose liability is past due and unpaid ness banking under it, and that such association is : reduced below .he amount of the circulation issued notes at par. iwi c..h

to vote. That the capital authorized to commence said business Accordingly ;' and the same, the comptroller of the currency is cicultng keep one of its

.$EC. 12. And further formed enacted under this act shall be it shall be the cuty of the association to cause said certificate authorized t demand and receive the amount of reserve in may cash deposits in ha city of
stock of association in other United States bonds at cash
any of hundred dollars each, and 1 e to be published in some newspaper publishedin depreciation each association not organized tb
divided into shares one the association is locatedfor or in money,from the association receiving said ,
the where shall
and trkasferrable on the city or county in the preceding section slect,
deemed personal property in such manner as may be I at least sixty days next after the issueing thereof : to be dtposited with the treasurer of the United approval of the comptroller of the jnrreu-
of the association And II
books articles association ; and I Provided, That if no newspaper is published in such a long a such depreciation continues. interest'f in either the cites named in tLe pre
prescribed in by-laws bbareholder by such transfer city or county the certificate shall be published in a I comptroller, upon the terms prescribed by the at which it will redeem its circulating
every person becoming a : of the Tre_ permit an exchange to be
shares succeed to all the newspaper published nearest thereto. tary .ury may the comptroller shall give public no
shall in proportion to of his the holderjof, such shares, SEC, 19. And be it further enacted, That all trans- of any of the bonds depositedvlth the treasurer by of the associations so seicted at which

rights and liabilities made prior in the articles of asso- fers of United States bonds which shall be made by any association for other bonds of the United States to be made by the respective associa
and no -aange shall be under the of this act shall be ized by act to be received security foi
remedies or security of the association provisions th a change that may be maue of the asso
ciatiou which the rights, be of that such an
i.y he shall opinion
cf tne United States in trust for ing ,
creditors of the association shall be impaired.The mad to the treasurer the notes of any association a re-
existing with memorandum written or printedon change can be made without prejudice to the
S each association formed under the the association, a association either to
provisions shareholders of this art and of each existing bank or each bond, and signed by tie cashier or some other States, and he lay direct the return which cf transferred any of to redeem sh6 a me,

banking association that may accept the provisions of officer of the association making the deposit, a receipt bonds to the banking association the currency may,upon receiving bat
this act, shall be held individually responsible, equally then for to be givei. to said association,or by the comp same, in sums of lot less than and one the cancellation, thereof, appoint a receiver,in the *
surrender to
and ratably. and not one for another, for all contracts trohor of the currency, or by a clerk appointed by him upon the for in t act, to wind up its affairs: P
ofsucsoiaUoto the exten for that purpose. stating that it is held in trust for the proportionate amount of such circulating notes: this section sL u relieve any a-.
deb.o and
engagements vided That the remaining bonds wnich shall have "n.
is made andas
the amount of their stock therein at the par. vaiucthereof sasociation on whose behalf such transfer a liability to redeem ib>"JrUg notes
: :ox
p r in addition to the amount invested in such security f.r the redemption and payment Of&14- cir transferred by the bag association offering tae at par I lawful money on demand: .
shares except that shareholders of any banking asso- culating notes that have been or may be delivered to render circulating t further, That every association. formed

existing under state laws having not less such association; :No assignment or transfer of any required for the circulating notes not surtndCtd the provio of this act shall take

than ciaLon five uow millions of dollars of capital} actually paid in, such bonds by the treasurer shall be deemed valid or such banking asotIon. and that shall the not amount be of par, any liability to baid as

of twenty centum on hand, both to be of binding foice aud effect unless countersigned by the in the aands and all notes or bills issued by any'a.

and determined a surplus by the comptroller per of the Currency, shall be comptroller of the currency. It shall be the duty of the below the amount required to be kept on depbsite under and by virtue of this ac.

liable on1to the amount invested in their shares ; and comptroller ot the currency to keep in his office a book him by this act: And provided, That theie sha be it further enacted, direc- .

Buch surplus of twenty per centum shall be kept undiminished in which shall be entered the name of every associationfrom been no failure by such associa.on to red may, semi-annuafly,each year,

aud be in addition to the surplus provided whose accounts such transfer of bends is made by culating notes, and no other \lolation by such end of so much of the nett profits wof the
and the of the to whom such tion of the provisions of U.is act, and that the shall but each as
: for in this act; and if at any time there shall be a deficiency the treasurer, name party shall not they judge expedient;
in said surplus of twenty per centum, the saidbanking transfer is made ; and the par value of the bonds *>o or cash value of the remaining bonds before the declaration of a dividend,

f association shall not I ay any divideaus to its transferred shall be entered therein ; and it shall b. low the amount required tor the circulation iued part of its net profits of the proceeding

ahareholders until such defick... .y shall be made good the duty of the comptroller, immediately upon counter- the same. That surplus the same shall amount 0

and in case of such deficiency. the comptroller of the signing and entering the same, to advise by mail tne SEC. 27. Ad be it further enacted under,the i centum oft capitat

currency may compel said banking association to close association from whose account such transfer was made unlawful any officer a..ung be it encted, every a-.

its business and wiud up its a..*.rs under the provisions ot the knd and numerical designation o* the bonds and this act to counterslor deliver to any make to the comptroller of the currency

of this act. And the ccmpt oUer shall have authoity the amount thereof transferred.SEC. to any company pe.son, any circulating to the form which may be pre

to withhold frum an association his certificate 20. And be :t further enacted That it shall be contemplated by this act, except as hereinbefore verified by the oath or ofnrmation of

authorizing the commencement of business, wheneverhe the duty of the cos! roller of the currency to counter- vided, and in accordance with the true intent _or cashier of such association ; which re
shall have reason to suppose that tte shareholders sign and eater in the book, in the manner aforesaid, meaning o f this act. And any officer shall be eXibit in detai. and under app.c, ria'b.

thereof have .it/.med same for any other than the every transfer or assignment of any bonus held by the the provisions of this secuon couviction & of the &cation

legitimate objects contemplated by this act. treasurer presented his signature ; and the comp- gUy of a high misdemeanor, and on d of business on the morning

SEC. 13. And be it further enacted, That it shall be troller shall have at all times during office hours accessto be punished by fine not dei.exceeding_ered .nd of the months of Janu April,

lawful for any association formed uuuer this ac, by its the books of the treasure, for the purpose of ascertaining amount s countersigned and not of each)'ea and s1 trnsmit the

articles of association, to provde foi au iucreabu of its the corrtatness of the transfer or assignment men not less than one year anu exceeding comptroller wit thereafter.
in which he
of court
capital from time to time, as may be ueemed expedient, presented to him to countersign and the treasurer years, at the discretion failing to transmit.uch report ,

subject to the limitations of this act: Provided, That shall have like access to the books above mentionedkeptby be tried. That it to a penalty of one hundred Aol for

( the maximum of such increase In the articles of association the comptroller, during office hours, to ascertain the SEC. 28. And be it further enacted, hold r five days tt such report is be

shall be determined by the comptroller of the cur correctness of the entries in the same ; and the comp- lawful for any such association to purchase., And comptlle shall publish ab-

and no increase of capital shall be valid until troller shall also a-all times have access to the bonds on convey real estate as follows:- reports in a newspaper to be designated
; for its
the whole amount of such increase shall be paid in, deposit with the treasurer, to ascertain their amount I First. Such a shall the transaction be necessary of its business. purpose in the city of Washington,and

and notice thereof shall have been transmitted to the and condition.SEC. accommodation in report of each association shall be publish
to it iu
comptroller of the currenc.. and :certificate obtained 21. And be it further enacted, That upon the Second Such. as shall be mortgaged I in the place where such association

specifying the amount of such increase of capital stock, transfer and delivery of bonds to the treasurer,,aa pro- fait way of security .for debts previously or i mere be no newspaper at such place

with his approval thereof, and that it has been duly vided in the foregoing section the association inking tted it in p. bled at the nearest place thereto
shall be to
paid in as part of the capital of such association. And the same shall be entitled to receive from the comptroller Such as in the of tLc & making such report. In
contracted course
every association shall have power,by the vote of share of the currency circulating notes of different denominations tion of debts previously quarterly reports required by this sec-

holders owning two thirds of its capital stock,to reduce in wink, registered and countersigned as dealings. sales n shall on the first Tuesday of
shall at
the capital of such association *o any sum not below the hereinafter provided, equal in amount ttf ninety per Fourth. Such as purchase held such inaJte to the comptroller of the currency a !

amount required by this act,in the formation of associations centum of the current market value of the United States I. judgements, decrees, or mortgages debts by due of the president or cashler.show: (

; Provided, That by no such reduction shall its I bonds so transferred and delivered, but/'not exceeding daLton, or shall purchase to secure of the association making such state ,

capital be brought below the amount required by this. ninety per cen torn of the amount of said bonds at the association. morning[Lof the day ne it preceding tha
shall not purchase or
act for its outsunding circulation, uor shall any suchreduction par value thereof, if bearing interest,at a rate not less Such association other statement,in respect to the following item.

be made until the ainouat of the proposed reel than veper centum per annum ; and at no time shall estate in any other case or for any shall purpose hold to wit : aviao a1 unt of loans and
section. Nor
ction has been reported to the comp jollerof the cur- the total amount of such notes, issued to any such association a specified in this i ,and othei M u.u. oney belonging to
under or
real estate mortgage, .
n.i-cy and his approval thereof obtained. : exceed the amount at such time actually paidin session of any real estate n, deposits auw valuation.: And a
eha4edThat at least title and possession of any ur\..& than tnts cities named in :
:$E ; 14. And be it further fifty o. its capital stock. pace '
tor period
it a longer
due to
per centum of the capital stock of every association shall S....:. 22. And be it further enacted, That the entire secure any debts of this act shall also return

be paid in before it hall be authorized to commence amount of notes for circulation to be issued under this years. And be it further That t le them available for the redemption of their

business: and the remainder of the capital stock of act shall not exceed three hundred millions of dollars.In SEC. 29. ente.

such association shall be paid in installments of at least order to furnish suitable notes for circulation, th*. liabilities to any association, for any person, or And be it further enacted, That no associa .

ten per centum each on the whole amount of the capital comptroller of the currency is hereby authorized and company, corporation, or firm money the any loan or discount on the security of .
of or !
as frequently as one instalment at the end of: each required, under the direction of the Secretary of the eluding in the liabilities members a company thereof 1 it own capital s nor bathe purchaser ;
the it shall be authorized in ities ol the several such such security or
ath time
from be
succeeding m" Treasury, to cause plates and diel to engraved, of the amount of the any
by the comptroler to commence business ; and t..e payment the jest manner to guard against counterfeiting and exceed one tenth part actually paid in : Provided be necessary to prevent loss upon a debt -

of each instalment shall be certified to tl.t comp- fraudulentalterationsand to have printed therefrom.anu of such association of cntted in good faith ; and tock 10 pur

trolle' under oath by the president or cashier of the numbered, such quantity of circulating notes, in blank the discount actually of existing bona fide bi, and exchange the sh. wt six m"ut fvoin t*:*n"

association. of the denomination of one dollar, two dollars, three against owned 1".4. v

SKC. 15.Iud U itfurtiu. o.ucfttf, That if any shareholder dollars five dollars, ten dollars, twenty dollars, fifty Commercial or business paper actually in default of which a receiver u.ay oe .p

or i-ssifeUee, shah Uu ;o pay any in. talhnent .I dollars, one hundred dollars five hundred dollars, and pt son or persons,corporation, or!r borrowed.SEC. up the business of the assoc.t... n. -

on the ato ... when the same .s .c '1ired by the foregoing one thousand dollars, as may be required to supply, same shall not be conider a enacted money, That provisiona of t act. -

section LO be paid, the dL,-...0.s of such associationmay undei this act, the association entitled to receive the 20. And Amid be it ent That no associa
sell the stock of such dtlai<,uent shareholder at same which cote shall express upon their face that elation may take,receive, reserve, charge any time be anyway liable to
; loan discount made, or upon y note, bi amount of its capital stock at
public auction having given th cc weeks' previous notice they are secured b.,' United States bonds depositedwith I other evidences of debt iuci. at exceeding .
thereof in a newspaper published and of general the treasurer o. tne United States by the writtenor I change, or paid in and remaining undiminished

circulation in the city or county where t. e associationu engraved signatures of the treasurer and register, allowed by the laws of the stt or territory that where othere7 except on the following ac-

located, aud if no newspaper is publL C.4 ..1 said city and by the imprint of the seal of the treasury; and shall bank is located, and different no except limited for say-

or county.then in a newspaper published nearest theretoto i also express upon their face the promise of the associa- laws of any state under a state ratei the rate so account of it notes (f circulation.

.anypernon ho will pay the highest price there for,and tion receiving the same to pay on demand, attested by issue organized associations,organized in On account money deposited with, or

not lOsS than the amount then due thereon,with the expenses tae signatures of the president or vice-president and shall be allowed for ,such .

of advertisement and sale ; and the eXl ess, if cashier. And the said notes shall bear such devices state under this act And when no rate i* fed account of bills of exchange or drafts '.

any, shall be paid to the delinquent shareholder. If no and such other statements, and shall be in such form, laws of the said state or territory, the bank money actually on deposit to the credit

bsdder can be found who will pay for such stock the as the Secretary of the Treasury shall by regulation, 'receve. reserve, or ch rate not be taken exceeding in or due thereto. .

amount due thereon to the association and the cost of direct: Provided, That not more than one sixth part per and may bill I On .Account liabilities to its stockholder/
advertisement and! shall be of less reckoning the days for which the note, reserved ,
Bale, the amount previously paid of the no tea furnished to an association a I and prlt.
shall be forfeited to the association, and such stock shall denomination than five dollars, and that after specie evidence of debt has to run. And the kowngly And be i That no associai -

be sold as the directors may order,within six months payments shall be resumed no association shall be fur- receiving, reserving, or crgJ a rto

in/- Uo time of such forfeiture, and if not sold it shall '

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I and necessary to pay the debts of such or shall pass, utter, or publish, or attempt to paw, utteror
tlon shall, either directly or indirectly, pledge or hypo- its'1 rovisions;: by the'name prescribed in itsj organization rest association; may; enforce, the individual liability of the publish, as true, any falsely altered or spurious circulating -

t thecate any of its notes of circulation, for the purpose certificate ; and in such case the articles of association stockholders provided for by the twelfth section of this ,. note issued, or purporting to have been issued .
procuring to be in on its capital stock, or I and the organization certificate required by this the be
money paid act and such receiver shall pay over all money so as aforesaid, knowing same to falsely altered or
i to be used In its banking operations, or otherwise ; act may be executed by institution a majority and of the said directors certificate of made; to the treasurer of the United States, subject to spurious, every such person shall be deemed and adjudged ;
nor shall'any assodation use its circulating notes Oral the bank or banking ; of and thereof
two-thirds of the order of the comptroller of the currency, and also guilty felony, being convicted by
y part tL reof, in any manner or form, to create or shall declare that the owners of make the capitalstock make report to the comptroller of the currency of all his due course of law shall be sentence I to be imprisoned
directors to s.ich
increase its cap'tal stock. have authorized the certificate The comptroller shall thereuponcause and kept at hard labor for a period of not los thjrq live
Sic. 38. And be it further enacted That no association and to change and convert the said bank or proceedings.
be by advertisement iu such years, nor more than fifteen years, and fined in sum
notice to given,
t national association under
or member thereof shall during the time it banking institution into a dollars.
any ; for three consecutive not exceeding o..e thousand .
he ,
And of the directors, alter execu newspapers as may .
shall continue its banking operations, withdraw, or this act. a majority all who may have claims SKC. 60. Ana t e it fmuter That if any per'
months on
said articles of association and organization certificate calling persons
permit to be withdrawn either in for:n of dividends or ting the same and to shall make or engrave, or cause or procure to be madeor
such association to ,
otherwise, any portion of its capital. And if losses shallat shall have power to execute all other papers, and make against thereof. And present from time to time the engraved, or shall have have in his custody, possession

any time halve been sustained by any such association to do whatever may be required to make its organization legal proof after full provision shall have been first any pL...te, die, or block after the similitude of
national association.The comptroller
equal to or exceeding its undivided and perfect and complete as a block from which
plate die or any circulating
deficiency any
refunding the United States
made for to any
continue the
bank to be for
shares ol such
dividend shall bo made any may .ssJed
then hand
profits on no ; in notes of such association as i3 notes as aforesaid snail: have been preparEd or
no dividend shall over be mude by any association, and same the amount directors each aforesaid as they were before be the said directors conversion of theassociation I mentioned in this act, shall make a ratable dividend of printed, with intent K use sus plate, dk, or block, or

while it shall continue its banking operations to an may I to him such receiver on all cause or suffer the same to be used, in forging or counterfeiting -
until others ale elected or appointed accordance the money so paid over by .
amount greater than it&netf profits on hand deducting any of the notes issued as aforesaid, or s all
have been to satisfaction
with the of this act and state such claims as may proved IS.
therefrom its losses and bad debts. And all debts due previsions ; any
.. have in his custody or possession any blank note or
bank which is a stockholder in any other bank, by au I or adjudicated in a court of competent jurisdiction;
association which interest is due and
to oa past .and after the similitude of
any notes engraved printed
1 I to time the of the assets of any '
of state laws continue to hold its stock and from time as proceeds
thority may ,
unpaid for a pc"iolof six months unless the Fame shall issued aforesaid
notes : as : with intent to use such blanks
shall be to him he shall ;
such association paid over ,
either bank both : be organized under
although or may
bj well secured and shall be in of collection- -
process or cause or suffer the same to be used in forging or
aforesaid all claims
further dividends on
make as ,
of this When ,
and have accepted: tIle provisions act.
be bid debts within the ofthis '
shall con..idl.e meaning
counterfeiting any 01 the notes issued as a.o.cs.iC:. or
and the remainderof
the comptroller shall give to such association a certificate previously proved or adjudicated ;
ProviJeu That in this section shallprevent
act : nothing shall have in his custody
under his hand and official seal, that the provisions such proceeds, it any, shall be paid over to the or possession any paper adapted -
the reduction of the stock of the assO- ,
the making of such notes and si.uilarto the
to ,
of this act hat c been complied with, and that it is shareholders of such association or their legal representatives paper
ciation under the thirteenth section of this act.
which such notes shall have been iacueu with
in the stock them upon any ,
authorized to commence the business ol banking under proportion to by respectively -
33 And bo it further enacted That association
SBC. no in tent to use such paper, or cause or suffer the s uie toe
held Provided however That if such association
it, ute association shall have same powers and : : -
shall at at any .me pay: out on loans or discounts, or in which have been instituted b used, in forging or countcr<.tiro any of the n es issued
drafts pr. %'ileges, and shall be subject: to the same duties, responsibilities against proceedings so
purcnasing or bills of exchange, or in paymentof : aforesaid such thereof
as ring con-
of refusal to redeem its circulating every person
and rules in all respects as are prescribed on account any alleged
deposit; or in other mode or put in circulation .-
any pay victe by due course of law shall be sentenced to be
iu this act for other associations organized under it, notes as aforesaid, shall deny having tailed to do ,
the notes of i ny bank: or banking, association, imprisoned au I kept to hard labor for a term 01 nOL less '
and shall and such association at time within ten
be Held regarded as an association under so may, any daysafter
which shall not, at any such lime be receivable, at par, than five or more than fifteen years, and fined in a sum
this act : Provided' however, That no bach association such association shall have been notified of the
on deposit and payment of debts by the associationso
shall have a lugs capital Ulan the amount prescribed for appointment of an agent, as provided iu this act, applyto not exceeding one thousand dollars.
paying out circulating such notes nor shall it
: ; SEC. 61. And be it further enacted, That it shall be
banking associations under this act. the nearest circuit,or knowingly pay out or pat in circulation any notes issued SEC. 45. And be it further enacted, That all assoeiutiousunder .- the United States, to enjoin further proceedings in the i the duty of the comptroller of the currency to report
by bank or banking which at the time t
any association annually to at the commencement ot its session -
this act, when designated for that purpose premises ; and such court, after citing the comptrollerof congress
of such paying out or putting in circulation is not re-
,. by the Secretary of the Treasury; shall be depositariesof the currency to show cause why fu. cues proceedings -
its the
deeming circulating notes in lawful of
money First. A of the state and condition of
States. public money, except receipts from customs, under should not be enjoined and after the decision of the summary every
United I
such regulations as may be prescribed by the; Secretary; court or finding of a jury that such association has not association from whom reports have been received he ; ;
SKC. 40. And be it further enacted That the president i
and they may also be employed as financial agents ofthe refused to redeem its circulating notes, when legally preceding year, at the several dates to which such reports .:
and cashier of such association stall
every : cau.seto ;
and all in lawful of the United refer, with an abstract of the whole amount of .
government ; they shall perform such seas presented, the money States,
be kept at ah ales: a full an correct list o the names
iiablo duties banking capital returned by them, of the whole &..."> nt
and residences of_il the shareholders in the associationand > as depositaries of public moneys aad shall make an order enjoining the comptroller, and any
financial agcnts of the be receiver under his direction from all further of their debts and liabilities, tae amount of i
the numbe. oi shares held by each, in the office goTenimeut, as may requiredof acting circ1..t.li
where its business is transacted ; and such list shall be them. And the Secretary of the Treasury shall re- proceedings on account of such alleged refu .tl. .I notes outstanding, and the total amount of

subject to the inspection of all the shareholders and qut.c of the associations: thus designated sa.isfactorysecurity SEC. 51. And be it further< enacted, That all fees for resources, spec y.ng the amount of lawful money ield

creditors of the association and the officers authorizedto by the deposit of United States bonds and oth- protesting the notes issued by any such banking association i by them at the times of their seveial return and suc

asses taxes under state authority, during business en...:jc, for the safekeeping and prompt payment of the shall be paid by the person procuring the protest I other information in relation to said associations ', i

hours of each day in which business may be legally pu ,..c money deposited with tern, and tor the faithful to be made, and such banking asssociation shall be his judgment, may be useful.

transacted ; and a copy of such list, on the first Monday pei loriuance of their duties as financial agents of the liable therefor ; but BO part of the bonds pledged by Second. A statement of the association whose business
government : Provided That association which such association afo.esaid shall be has been closed daring the year, with the amountof
of July in each year, verified by the oath of "such, every banking as applied
8h3.llue selected and designated receiver to the of fees. And all of their circulation redeemed all the amount outstanding. -
president or cashier shall be transmitted to the comp- l: as or depositary :: payment sucn expenses any
troller of the currency. of the public money shall take and receive at par preliminary or other examinations into the conditionof .

SEC. 41. And be it further enacted, That the plates ailfthc national currency bills, by whatever asaociatou any association hall be paid by such association ; Third. Any amendment to the laws relative to banking

and special dies to Le procured by the comptroller of issued, wuich have been paid in to me government and all expenses ot any receivership: shall be paid out of by which the SY: U may be improved, and the security -

the currency for the printing of such circulating notes for .uterual revenue, or for.loans or Stocks. the assets of such association before distribution of th elust' of the holders of its notes and other creditors

shall remain under his control and direction, and the 01.0. 46. And be it further enacted, That if any such proceeds/ thereof. be increased.
expenses necessarily= incurred iu executing the provis- association shall at any time fail to redeem, m the lawful Fourth. The' names and compensation of the clerks
ions of this act respecting the procuring ot such notes money of the United States, any: of its cuculutiun employed by him, and the whole amount of the expenses -

and all oiher expenses of the bureau. shall be paid oui j ute', when payment theieof shall bo hvAi'ully dent n l- idences of debt owing to any association, or of deposits of the bang department during tLe year. Ad

of the proceeds of ihe taxes or duties now or hereafterto ell, during lire usual hourb of busings, ..i the ouice of to its cr lit ; all assignments of mortgages, sureties I such re, made by or before the first

be assessed on tne circulation, and collected from associations such association, or at its plice ot .edeinptiou aforesaid on real estate, or of judgments or decrees in its favor ; D ecent..cc *n each year, and the usual number of copiesfor

organized under this act, And in lieu of all !. the holder may cause the same to ue protested, in all deposits of money: bullion, or other valuable hing the lt.u1 the -emue and house, and one thousand

existing taxes, every association shall pay to the treas one package, by a u ary-public, unless tie presidentor for its use, or for the use of uuy of its shareholders:: or cop ie ioi we use of the department, s1.a1 be printed

urer of the United States, i.. the months of January and cashier of the amociation whose notes are presented) t creditors ; and all payments of money to either, m.tde by the public printer and in > distributionat

July, a duty of one half of one per centum each half for payment, or the president or cashier of the associaon : after the commission of an act of insolveucy, or in contemplation .. the first meeting of congress.

year from and after the first day of January, eighteen' .* at the place at which! they arc redeemable, sAuiloffer thereof, with a view to prevent the application entitled

hundred and sixty-four, upon the average amoui.t o fits to waive demand and notice of the protest, andshall of its assets in the manner prescribed by this act, "An act to provide a national currency, secured by

notes in circulation, and a duty of one quarter of in pursuance ot such offer, make, sign and deli.- or with a view to the prefeienco of one creditor to another a pledged of United States stocks, and to provide for

one per centumach half year upon the average amount er to.the party making such demand an admission iuvwitih'r except in payment oi: its circulating notes, shall the circulation and ledemptiou hereof/' apprr ,ed

of its deposit, and a duty of one quarter stating the time of the demand, the amount be utterly null and void. February tw
of one per centum each half:year, as aforesaid on the demanded, laud the fact of the non-payment thereof ; SEC. 53.; And be it further enacted, That if the dices three, is repealed : Provided, That such rtr4 e

average amount of its capital stock beyond the amount std such: notary public on making such protest, or upoa tors of a-.sy! association shall knowingly violateor shall not affect any appointments made, acts done,

invested iu United States bonds ; and in case of default receiving such admission, shall forthwith lorwaul knowingly permit any of the officers, proceedings had, or the onnization, acts, or-proceed

in the payment tbel'eofby any association, the duties such admission or notice of protest to the comptroller of agents, or servants of the association to vio ings of any association organized or in the process of

aforesaid may be collected in the manner provided for the currency, retaining a copy thereof. And after such late any of the provisions of this act, all the rights, organization: under the act aforesaid : And provided .

the collection of United :States: duties of other corpora default, on examination of the acts by the comptroller, privileges, and franchises of the association derived also, That all such associations so organized or in 'process :

tiv ns, or tile treasurer may reserve the amount of said and notice by him to the association, it Shall not ..,o from this act shall be thereby forfeited. Such violation of organization shall enjoy all the rights sad privileges

duties out of the interest, as it may become due, on the lawful lor the association suffering the same to pay Out shall however, be determined and adjuged by a proper granted, and be subject to all the duties, J.if

bonds deposited with him by such defaulting associa ay of its notes, discountUj- notes or bills;, or otherwise I circuit, district, or territorial court of ihe United States, I ties, and restrictions imposed by this act, and

tion. And it shall be the duty of each association, prosecute the busineuo of banking except to receive in a suit brought for that purpose by the comptrollerof approval of the comptroller of the currency, inlieaofthe .

within ten days from the first days of January and Ju and safely keep money belonging to it, and to de- the currency, in his own name. before the association name specified in their respective organization certificates -

ly of each year, to make a return, under the oath of its liver sp..cial deposits : Provided, That if satisfactory shall be declared dissolved. And in cases of such may take any other name preferred by them

president or cashier, to the treasurer of the United proof be produced to such notary-public that the *,-}- violation< every director who participated iu or assented : and duy certified to the co.llptwller, without preu-

States in such form as he may prescribe, of the aver went of any such notes is restrained by order of any to the same shall be held liable in his personal and individual dice any right acquired under this act;or

age amount of its notes in circulation and of the aver .court of competent jurisdiction, such notary-pubis c capacity for all damages which the association, act hereby repealed ; but no such change shall be made

age amount of its deposits, and of the average amount shall not protest the same ; aud when the holder of its shareholders, or any other person shall have sustained after six months from the possege of this act : Povied.
of its capital stock, beyond; the amount invested in such: notes shall cause more than one note or packageto in consequence of such violation. also, That the circulation issued or to b

United States bonds, for the six. mouths next preceding be protested on the aame day, he shall not receive SEC. 54. And be it further enacted That the comp such association shall he considered as a part of the

said first days of Junua y and July as aforesaid, and in pay for more than one protest. troller of the currency with the .approbation of the circulation provided for i ths act. f

default of such return, end for each default thereof, SEC. 47. And be further enacted, That on receiving Secretary of Treasuiy, as often.s shall be ueemed SEC. 63. And be it enacted, That persona

each defaulting association shall forfeit and pay to the notice mat any such association has failed to fdecwany necessary or proper, shall appoint a suitable'person or holu.ng stock as executor administrators, gardu't t

1 United States the sum of two hundred dollars to be outs emulating notes, as specified in the next persons to inuke on examination of the affairs 0: every and tstee personally subject

collected either out of the interest as it may become put cdig section, the comptroller of the currency, with banking association, which :person shall not be a director as stockholders ; out the estates and funds in ,

due such association on the bonds deposited with the tlev.ilcurreuce of the Secretary of the Treasury, m...y or other oincertuiauy association whose affairs he their hands shall be liable in like manner. and to the :

treasurer, or, at his option in the manner in which penalties : appoint a special agent (of whose appointment immediate shall be appointed'to examine, and who shall havepower .same extent a the testator, intestate, ward, or person .1

are to be collected of other corporations under i notice shall be given to such association) who to make a tuorough examination into all the affairs interested in said trust-funds would be if they were. '

the laws of the United States ; and ia case of such de I shall immediately proceed: to ascertain whether such of the association, and, in doing so, to examineany respectively living,and competent to act and hold U& '1

fault the amount ot the duties to be paid by such usso- ; association has refused to pay its circulating notes in of the ofhcers and agents thereof on oath ; a..d stock in their own names. 1

-ciation shall be assessed upon the amount 'of notes de the lawtul money of the United States, when demandedas shall make a full and detailed report of the condition of SEC. 64. And be it further enacted, That congress

I livered to such association by the comptroller of the aforesaid, and report to the comptroller the fact so the association to the comptroller. And the association may at any tin amend, alter, or repeal this act. ;

currency, and upon the highest amount of its depositsand ascertained ; and it, from such protest or the report so shall not be subject to any other visitorial powers thansuch Approvel o .e 3, 1864. .

capital stock, to be ascertained in such other manner made the comptroller shall be satisaed that soon association as are authorized by this act, except such as are _.-

as the treasurer may deem best : Provided That has refused to pay its circulating notes as aforeliaid ves ed in ihe several courts of law and chancery. And

nothing in this act, shall be construed prevent all the and is in detault, lie shall, within thirty days alter every person appointed to make such examination shall THE MIMTARY.

shares in any of the said associations, held by any pe'- he shall have received notice of such failure declare receive for his services at the rate of five dollars for

son or body coporate. from being included in the valuation the tufted States oonds and securities pledged by such each day by him employed in such examinatloi and RECRUITS WANTED TO FILL

of the personal property of such person or corporation shall association ijrleited to the United States, and the same two dollars for every twenty-five miles he shall nectssariiy. JLv UP THE

in the assessment of taxes imposed by orundei thereopon Le forfeited accordingly. Aid thereupon .travel in the performaucejuf his duty, which FIRST EAST V Y.

state authority at the place where such bank is located, the comptroller shall Immediately give notice in shall be paid by the association by him examined. All persons enlisting FL'.IDA, s organization will receives

and i.ot elsewhere, but not at a greater rate than is such Banner as the Secretary of the Treasury shall by SEC. 55. And be it further enacted That every prehe $300 when mustered into the service of the United

assessed upon other moneyed capital in the hands of genet-1 rules or otherwise, direct to the holders of t ident, director, cashier, teller, clerk, or agent of ..ny States, $lbo when the COMPANY is mustered in $ 100 at
cu-culaiing of
individual citizens such state notes such association to present than for association shall ,
Provided Wuo embezzle
: further abstract or wilfully the of half their
term of service and
That the tax so imposed under the laws of any state. payment at the treasury of the United States and the misapply any of the moneys, lands, or credits of the association when honorably discharged ,
the shares of same shall be paid as presented in lawful ; making i all .t$600
of the of tho
upon any associations authorized by money or shall, without authority from the directors, Bounty to every Recruit. .
this act shall not exceed the rate United Stags: ; whereupon said comptroller in his issue or in circulation
imposed upon the may put any of the notes of the ass oThis Regiment is to do
discretion duty only in this State and
shares in any of the banks organized under authority cancel an amount of bonds pledged uy sue hablh.h.iation elation, or shall, without! such authority, issue or put can choose their own officers. Let the of
o!the state where such equal at current market; forth loyal men .
association is located : Provid- rates, not oxceedidj any certificate of deposit, draw any order or bill of Florida come forward
ed; also, That nothing in this act shall the par, to the notes paid. And it shall be lawful for exchange, make any acceptance and take an interest in this
restate asslng any matter and the will
Company be filled.
of associations from either the Secretary: of the Treasury, from time to time to note, soon
state, county, or municipal bond draft bill of exchange, mortgage For further particulars
make such enquire of
taxes to the same extent, according to its value regulations respecting the disposition to be judgment or decree, or shall make false
any M. E. DAVIS
made of such Capt. 21st U. S. C. T.
circulating after
as other real estate is taxed. notes presentation eentry in any book
report statement of
or tleas..ociation
SEC. 42. And be it further of for payment as aforesaid and the Superintendent of Recruiting for Diat. of Fla.
enacted, That association respecang perpet.uation with intent in either to
any case, injure or d eor J. D.HIGGLNS Conn.
may go into liquidation and be closed by the vote ot the evidence of the payment thereof as may fraud tho association or any other Recruiting Agent. )
company, body oJacksonville
seem to him p Fla. Feb. 1st 1865. ttf25
of its shareholders proper but allIiUcllllotC.i ,
owning two thirds of its stuck. And ; : on being paid, li.1or corporate, or any individual person, or to deceive t
whenever such vote shall be taken shall cancelled. And for any deficiency in the -
it shall be the duty proceedsof any officer of the association, or any agent -
of the board of directors to cause notice of tl.is fact to be tae !bonds pledged by such association,when disposedof pointed to examine the affairs of any such association ap, MISCELLANEOUS.

certified, under the seal of the association, by its prep i' as hereinafter specified, to reimburse to the United shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and uponconviction .

dent or cashier, to the comptroller of the currency, and States the amount so expended iu paying: the circulating I thereof shall be punished by imprisonuu-nt

publication thereof to be made for a period of two uots of such association, the United States shall not less than five nor more than ten years. VALUABLE PROlEHl'Y FOR

months in a newspaper published in the city of New have a first and paramount lien upon all the assets of : SKC.; 56. And be it further enacted That all suits V SALE, IN ST. ,
York and also in a newspaper published in a city or such association ; and such < eficieucy shall be made and proceedings arising out of the provisions of this act, Houses and Lots, suitable for Winter Rsidence. Ao

town in which the association is located and if no good out of such assets! in preference to any und all ut h. I in which the United States or its officers or agents shall several Vacant Lots, the most deirble in the

newspaper be there published, then in the newspaper; er claims whatsoever, except the necessary costs and be parties shall bo conducted by tho district attorneys for erecting buildings. Apply to ctY

published nearest thereto, that said association is expenses of administering the same. of the several districts, under the direction and 'v. C. MORRILL.14atf
closing up its affairs and notifying the holders of its Qt Jo;q. 48. AiniM.it further cnactetl. That whenever vision of the solicitor of the treasury. super Fernandina, Fla.FINANCIAL" .

notes at.d other creditors to present the notes and other the comptroller shall become satisfied, a*In the last I SEC. 57. AnJ.l..e further enacted, That suits, actions -
claims against the association preceding section specified that and ,
for payment. And at i any association has proceedings against any association under this
,, any time alter the expiration of one year from the time refused to pay its circulating notes AS therein men act, may be had in any circuit, district,, or territorialcourt

of the publication of such notice as aforesaid, the said tioned bonds he may, instead of cancelling the United States! of the United States held within the district in I

Association may pay over to the treasurer of the United (. pledged by such association, as provided in the I which such association may be established or in
States the amount of its outstanding notes in the lawful be next preceding section, cause so much of them as may state county, or muucipal court in the county or city GOLD STILL ON THE DECLINE.
money of the United States, and take up tho bonds necessary to redeem the outstanding circulating m which said association is located having jurisdiction
.which said association has notes of such association to be sold in ; NEW YORK, Feb. 1 1865.
on deposite with the treas at public auction in similar SC8 : Provided, however, That all proceed ,
rarer for the security of its circulating notes ; which the such city sale of New York, alter giving thirty days' notice of ings to enjoin the comptroller under this act shall be The stock market was heavy yesterday and lower.

} bonds! shall be assigned to the bank in the manner to such association. had iu a circuit, district, or terrLo ial court of the United i Governments were firmer in the but lower
: SEC. 49. morning, In .
specified in the And be it .
nineteenth further enacted That States
section of this act, and from the comp held in tho district in which the association a
that time the outstanding notes of said association shall troller of the currency may, if he shall be of opinion is located. the afternoon. Gold was weak and excited and after "

be redeemed at the treasury of the United States and that the interims of the United States will be best pro SEC. 58. And be itfurtherr.nacted openiug at 211 closed at 203&
the said association and the shareholders thereor'shall moted thereby, sell at private sale of the bonds who shall mutilate deface every person
any cut,
disfigure The
fall in
be pledged or perforate i gold, under the peace rumors unsettled
discharged from all by sucn
liabilities therefor. association and receive therefor ei with holes, or shall unite or cement together do
SEC, 43. And be it further ; ther money or the circulating notes of such other : or any mercantile affairs to marked degree and
enacted That the treas failing association thing to any bank bill, droll, note, or other evidence a render
i for urer the on receiving from an association lawful money by private: sale Provided for That no such bonds shall be sold of debt, issued by any such association, or shall I values of nearly everything entirely nominal. Foreign
payment and redemption of its less than par nor less than the cause or
: market the
outstanding procure same to be done, With intent to
I notes, as provided for value thereof goods were quiet, but domestic produce went down with
in the proceeding section of this at the time of sale : Anti provided render such bank bill, draft, note or other evidence of .
\t act, shall execute duplicate receipts therefor one to the further, That no sales of any such bonds either public debt unfit to be reissued by said assi-ciation, shall, up rush. Cotton, petroleum, &c.,were lower on 'Change.

association and the other to the comptroller of the shall or private, shall be complete until the transfer thereof on conviction, forfeit fifty dollars to the association who The flour market was dull and lOc. a 20c. lower.

currency, stating the amount received by him and thu have been made with the formalities prescribed: shall be injured thereby, to be recovered action ,
.,;.,. '. purpose for which it has been received, which amount injthi! ?! act. any court having jurisdiction. by in Wheat declined 2c. a 3c., with only moderate business

shall be paid into the treasury of the United SEC. 50. And l/e UfuitJier enacted, That SEC. 59. AnU( transacted. Corn was
States, and on becoming ie further enacted That. if any person quiet, while oats were In active

.. ion placed account.to the credit And of it such association upon redemn- satisfied has refused, as to specified in this act, that any association shall falsely make,, forge, or counterfeit, or cause or demand and firm. The pork market opened dull and
shall be the duty of the treasurer pay its circulating notes as therein men procure to be made forged
or counterfeited
whenever he shall tioned, and is iu or lower, but closed firm
redeem any of tho notes of said aiIociation. default, the comptroller of the currency aid or assits in falsely making, forging or coun- with an increased demand.

ti to the to cause the name to be mutilated, and charged such may bond forthwith and appoint a receiver, and require of him terleitiug, any note iu imitation of, or purporting to be Beef steady, while lard was heavy quiet. Whiskey

'' redemption account of said association ; and all security as ho shall deem proper, who in imitation of, the circulating notes issued under the I firmer and more active.
notes under the direction Freights dull but firm.
so of
by the treasurer shall three the comptroller, shall take provisions of this .
every act shall
pos or
months, be certified to and burned in the session of the books records and assets of pass utter, or publish, or J I The supply] of abundant at
c? \ manner prescribed cfsuch every de attempt to luk, utter, or .publish, any false, forged or i seven per cent,
in the twenty-fourth section of this scription association collect all debts
act. dues and counterfeited there
note being
purporting to be issued partial return flow still
claims by any association a going forward
SEC. 44. And be further: belonging to such association
watted That
any bank incorporated and upon the or- doing a banking business under the"provisions from the
by I'pefiallaw der of a court otrvco.d of i West, while the public have not
or any banking institution competent jurisdiction, may 01 this actkiiowing the same to be falsely depsitrie
organized under a gf'llcrallaw of any state, may by authorit sell like or compound ah '-ad or doubtful debts, and, on "a eountcrfeiteUor falsely ultcror muse madeforged or or i I been very clcsely drawn upon of by the Treasuiy,

}* of this act become n uatioiuil association! under such order association, sell all the such real terms and personal property of be falsely altered, or willingly aid or assist: in procure falsely tal i I.and tho demand ft>r speculative purposes is moderately t
court shall
lIt tering, such
.. circulating notes issued as aforesaid, I light.

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