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support, his arrears of pension and his pension money accruing during the period he shall remain in said hospital shall be applied to his support in said hospital, and be paid over to the proper officer of said institution for the general uses thereof. Act of August 7, 1882 (22 Stat. L., 330).





2332. Inmates subject to Articles of War. 2336. Transportation to inmates at re2333. Building for insane.

duced rates. 2334. Issues of ordnance.

2337. Documents to be supplied. 2335. The same; State Homes.

2338. Franking privilege.

2339. Recession of jurisdiction. 2332. All inmates of the National Home for Disabled. Inmates sub

ject to Articles Volunteer Soldiers shall be subject to the Rules and Arti- of War.

Mar. 21, 1866, c. cles of War, and in the same manner as if they were in 31: 2.4:14, : 31; the Army.

s. 1, v.17, p. 117.

Sec. 1830, R.S. 2333. The Secretary of War is directed to turn over insane.

Building for to the managers of the National Home for Disabled Vol- Mar. 3, 1891, v.

21, p. 447. unteer Soldiers all the old clothing now held for issue to the National Home. Said managers are authorized to estimate for building and maintenance at the Central Branch of a building or buildings for the safe and proper keeping of the ipsane. Act of March 3, 1881 (21 Stat. L., 447). 2334. The Chief of Ordnance is authorized to issue such condemned

ordnance, gun obsolete or condemned ordnance, gun carriages, and ord- carriages, ete. nance stores as may be needed for ornamental purposes 30, p. 1073. to the Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, the Homes to pay for transportation and such other expenses as are necessary. Act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. L., 1073). 2335. The Secretary of War

is authorized obsolete servand directed, subject to such regulations as he may prescribe, to deliver to any of the National Homes for Dis. May be deliv: abled Volunteer Soldiers ” already established or hereafter Homeless established and to any of the State Homes for soldiers and 25, p. 657. sailors or either now or hereafter duly established and maintained under State authority, such obsolete serviceable cannon, bronze or iron, suitable for firing salutes, as may be on hand undisposed of, not exceeding two to any one Home. Act of February 8, 1889 (25 Stat. L., 6.57).

Mar. 3, 1899, V.

ered to Soldiers'

Feb. 8. 1889, V.

Section 4835, Revised Statutes, providing that the inmates of the “National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers" shall be “subject to the Rules and Articles of War,held (1870) to be clearly an unconstitutional enactment, such inmates not being, any part of the armies of the United States, but civilians. The fact that they had once been members of the volunteer forces could not attach to them, after their final discharges, any amenability to the military jurisdiction. Dig. Opin., J. A. G., par. 2344. In re Kelly 71 Fed. Rep., 545.

Transportation at reduced rates.

Mar. 2, 1889, s. 2, v. 25, p. 855.


Documents to be furnished.

28, p. 159.


2336. Nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit any common carrier from giving reduced rates to ministers of religion; * or to inmates of the National Homes or State Homes for Disabled Volunteers and of Soldiers and Sailors' Orphan Homes, including those returning home after discharge, under arrangements with the Boards of Managers of said Homes. Ser. 22, act of February 4, 1887 (25 Stat. L., 387), as amended by sec. 9, ari of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. L., 855).

2337. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the July 26, 1891, v. House of Representatives shall cause to be sent to the

National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Dayton, Ohio, and to the Branches at Togus in Maine, Milwaukee in Wisconsin, Hampton in Virginia, Marion in Indiana,

Leavenworth in Kansas, Santa Monica in California, and State Homes, to the Homes for the widows and orphans of soldiers and

sailors established and maintained by any State or Territory, and all Soldiers and Sailors' Homes established by the authority of any State or Territory receiving aid from the

United States under legislation of Congress, each, one saker, Wand Mikes: copy each of the following documents: The session laws sed only to be of Congress; the annual messages of the President, with

accompanying documents in the abridgment thereof; the daily Congressional Record; and the Public Printer is hereby authorized and directed to furnish to the Secre. tary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives the documents referred to in this section. Act of July 26, 1894 (28 Stat. L., 159).

2338. The provisions of the fifth and sixth sections of Aug 1, 94, the act entitled “An act establishing post routes, and for

cther purposes, approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven,” for the transmission of official mail matter, be, and they are hereby, extended and made applicable to all official mail matter of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. Act of August 18, 1894 (28 Stat. L., 412).

2339. The jurisdiction over the places purchased and jurisdiction. Mar. 3, 1901, v. used for the location of the Branches of the National

Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, under and by the authority of an act of Congress approved March twentyfirst, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, in Milwaukee

Sec. 4837, R.S.

Mail matter to be sent free. 5. 28, p. 112.



31, p. 1175.

1 The interstate-commerce act of February 4, 1887 (25 Stat. L., 387), as amended by the act of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. L., 875).

2 This enactment replaces corresponding provisions contained in section 4837, Rev. Stat., and in the act of February 5, 1881 (21 Stat. L., 322).

County, State of Wisconsin, and upon which said Branch Home is located, and by authority of an act of Congress approved July fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, in the county of Leavenworth, State of Kansas, and upon which said Branch Home is located, is hereby ceded to the respective States in which said Branches are located and relinquished by the United States, and the United States shall claim or exercise no jurisdiction over said places after the passage of this act: Provided, That nothing contained herein shall be construed to impair the powers or rights heretofore conferred upon or exercised by the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in and on said places. Act of March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. L., 1175).




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2340, 2341. Establishment and supervi- 2346. Disbursement of appropriations. sion.

2347. Pensions to inmates. 2342. Superintendent; duties.

2348. Treatment of the insane of the 2343. The same, funds of inmates.

Army in asylums in California. 2314. 2345. Admissions, discharges.


Establishment of the Government Hospital for the Insane.

199, s. 1, v. 10, P. 682.

2340. There shall be in the District of Columbia a Gor

ernment Hospital for the Insane, and its objects shall be Mar. 3, 1855, c. the most humane care and enlightened curative treatment

of the insane of the Army and Navy of the United States Sec. 1838, R.S.

and of the District of Columbia. Supervision. Mar. 3, 1881, V. 2341. The supervision heretofore exercised by the Sec

retary of the Interior over the Government Hospital for the Insane shall be continued, and the officers of said hospital shall report to him as heretofore, anything in this act to the contrary notwithstanding. Act of March ), 1881 (21 Stat. L., 458).

21, p. 158.



The superintendent.

Sec. 3, ibid.

Mar. 3, 1881, v. 21, p. 111.

Sec. 1839, R.S.

2342. The chief executive officer of the Hospital for the Insane shall be a superintendent, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, and shall be entitled to a salary of four thousand dollars a year, and shall give hond for the faithful performance of his duties, in such sum and with such securities as may be required by the Secretary of the Interior. The superintendent shall be a well-educated physician, possessing competent experience in the care and treatment of the insane; he shall reside on the premises, and devote his whole time to the welfare of the institution; he shall, subject to the approval of the visitors, engage and discharge all needful and useful employees


30, p623.

in the care of the insane, and all laborers on the farm, and determine their wages and duties; he shall be the responsible disbursing agent of the institution, and shall be exofficio secretary of the board of visitors.

2343. The superintendent of the Government Hospital Funds of in. for the Insane shall deposit in the Treasury of the United you. I; 1998, v. States, in his name as agent, all funds now in his hands or which may hereafter be intrusted to him by or for the use of patients, which shall be kept as a separate account; and he is hereby authorized to draw therefrom on his order, from time to time, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, for the use of such patients, but not to exceed for any one patient the amount intrusted to the superintendent on account of such patient; and he shall give a separate bond, satisfactory to the said Secreretary, for the faithful performance of his duties in respect to these funds as herein provided. Act of July 1, 1898 (30 Stat. L., 623).


June 15, 1860, e.

, 94; Mar.

1875, c. 156, s.5,v. 18, p. 486.

Ser. 4813, R.S.

of 2344. The superintendent, upon the order of the Secre- ; Admission tary of War, of the Secretary of the Navy, and of the the Arroy, Navy,

Marine Corps, Secretary of the Treasury, respectively, shall receive, and etc. keep in custody until they are cured, or removed by the 66 $: 1, v. 12. p.: 23; same authority which ordered their reception, insane per-179, S. 12. 14, sons of the following descriptions:

First. Insane persons belonging to the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Revenue-Cutter Service.

Second. Civilians employed in the Quartermaster's, Pay, and Subsistence Departments of the Army who may be, or may hereafter become, insane while in such employment. Act of February 9, 1900 (31 Stat. L., 7).

Third. Men who, while in the service of the United States, in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, have been admitted to the hospital, and have been thereafter discharged from it on the supposition that they have recovered their reason, and have, within three years after such discharge, become again insane from causes existing at the time of such discharge, and have no adequate means of support.

Fourth. Indigent insane persons who have been in either of the said services and been discharged therefrom on account of disability arising from such insanity. Fifth. Indigent insane persons who have become insane

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