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[149] the person injured or diseased has been rendered practically incompetent to perform the ordinary manual avocations of life, fifty dollars.

The applicant shall also procure the sworn statements of two reputable physicians of his own country, showing precisely how he has been wounded and the extent of the disability resulting from the wound or injury or disease described. All of said affidavits shall be certified to be genuine by the Ordinary of the county where made, and he shall in his certificate state that all the witnesses who testify to applicants' proofs are persons of respectability and good reputation, and that their statements are worthy of belief, and also that the attesting officer or officers are duly authorized to attest said proofs and that their signatures thereto are genuine.

Sec. IV. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That said act be further amended by adding: That the beneficiaries under the Acts of 1879 and the acts amendatory thereof, granting allowances to ex-Confederate soldiers who lost a limb or limbs in the service, shall be entitled to the benefits of this act, at the time the next payments are made to other disabled beneficiaries under the Act of 1887. And the sum necessary to make the payments provided by this act is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. V. Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all laws and parts of1 laws in conflict with this act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved December 24, 1888.

Atlanta, Ga, April 14, 1890.
Jos. Jones, M. D., Surgeon-General, &c.:
dear Sir—As early as possible the information you ask for will be obtained and forwarded.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,


1 In a communication from the Rev. John Jones, D. D., of Georgia, published in the Southwestern Presbyterian, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 22, 1892, it is stated that the total annual appropriation by the State of Georgia for the relief of and surviving widows of Confederate veterans is $585,000, of which amount $185,000 has this year been expended on disabled Confederates residing in Georgia.

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