Item description: Act of the Confederate States of America (approved on 24 August 1861, and later published in The Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America) concerning the appointment of two assayers (one in Charlotte, N.C., and another in Dahlonega, Ga.) whose duty will be to assess gold and silver on behalf of the CSA.
CHAP. XLI.–An Act to establish Assay Office at Charlotte and Dahlonega.
August 24, 1861.
Assayers at Charlotte and Dahlonega. Their duties.
The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized to appoint an assayer at Charlotte, North Carolinia, and another at Dahlonega, in the State of Georgia, whose duty it shall be to assay and certify the fineness and value of such gold and silver as may be submitted to them respectively to be assayed.
To have charge of the buildings, used for the mint, etc.
SEC. 2. The said assayers shall, respectively, execute a bond to the Confederate States, with sufficient sureties, in such sum as may be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, to discharge the duties of his office, and shall take oath to discharge the said duties and to support the Constitution of the Confederate States; whereupon the Secretary of the Treasury shall place in his charge, and subject to his use, the buildings used for the mint, and the tools and implements used therein.
To take care of buildings, grounds etc.
Term of office.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the said assayer to take proper care of the said buildings, grounds, and property, keep the same in good repair, and to restore the same to the Confederate States in like condition in which they were received; he shall hold his office for two years, and shall employ under him, at such rates as he may agree upon, such workmen and inferior officers as he may see fit.
Workmen and inferior officers.
Defraying of expenses of the establishment.
Salary of assayer.
SEC. 4. The whole expense of the establishment shall be defrayed by the assayer; and, in order to defray the same, and to receive a reasonable compensation for his services, he shall be entitled to retain from all metals or ore submitted to him for assay, such seignorage or charge as will enable him to receive an annual salary not exceeding two thousand dollars.
Report of his proceedings.
Assayers and their officers subject to orders of Secretary of Treasury.
SEC. 5. The said assayers shall, from time to time, as required by the Secretary of the Treasury, make an accurate report of all proceedings at their offices, in such form as may be required by the said Secretary; and they and their officers shall, at all times, be subject to such orders and regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may, from time to time, make or direct.
APPROVED August 24, 1861.