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[478] power to make all necessary by-laws and regulations to govern said institution, also the power to make all contracts necessary for the rent, construction and repair of buildings belonging to or in the use of the home, and for the purchase of land upon which to construct the same; to appoint and remove the necessary superintendent, matrons, physicians, and such other officers and employees as the Board may deem proper for the good management of said Home, and to fix their compensation; to solicit contributions in currency or in kind, and to accept any donations or legacies, by will or otherwise, for the sole and exclusive use and benefit of said Home, and to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all actions appertaining to the Home. Provided, that the person elected Treasurer by the Board of Directors shall be required to give a bond of five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the faithful performance of his duties under this Act, which bond shall be approved by the said Board of Directors.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That all applicants for admission into the Home must establish, to the satisfaction of the Board of Directors, that they were soldiers in the military service of Louisiana, and show, by proper vouchers, that they were maimed or disabled in said service, or that they have become infirm by reason of old age or sickness; provided, that whenever any applicant presents himself for admission without the proper vouchers to the superintendent, he shall receive him temporarily into the Home, and until his claims for permanent admission can be passed upon and adjudged by the Board of Directors.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, etc.. That it shall be the duty of the Board of Directors to make a report or statement to the Legislature, at their regular session, of the conditions and affairs of said Home, specifying therein the amount of receipts and expenditures, the amount of number received into the Home, and the number of deaths occurring therein.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, etc., That in order to carry out the provisions of the present Act, the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) is hereby appropriated—two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) out of the revenues of 1883, and two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) out of the revenues of the year of 1884, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid on the warrant of the President of said Board of Directors.

Be it further enacted, etc., That this Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

R. N. Ogden, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Geo. L. Walton, President pro tern of the Senate. Approved June 30, 1882. S. D. McENERY, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: will A. Strong, Secretary of State.

The Board of Directors as at present constituted are: Army of Northern

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