Nineth General Assembly 1862

CHAPTER 45

BLIND ASYLUM AT VINTON.

AN ACT making further appropriations for completing
the Blind Asylum at Vinton.
 

Section 1.     Appropriating $10,000 to complete building. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, that there is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ten thousand dollars, to complete the Blind Asylum at Vinton, in compliance with with a contract entered into by the Commissioner of said Blind Asylum, approved by the Governor, with Messrs. finkbine & Lovelace, of Iowa city, according to the provisions of section five, Chap. 144 of the laws of the 8th General Assembly. 

Section 2.     Warrants to be issued. 
The Auditor of State shall issue a warrant or warrants upon the State Treasurer for the payment of said appropriation in section one of this Act, upon the order of the Commissioner of said Blind Asylum, upon his estimate, approved by the Census Board; provided that warrants shall only be issued monthly as the work progresses, and in sums not to exceed two thousand dollars. 

Section 3.    
This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Daily State Register and Des Moines Daily Times.

Approved March 20, 1862. 

 

I herehy certify that the foregoing Act was published in the Des Moines Daily Times and Dailly State Register, March 23d, 1862.

                                                ELIJAH SELLS, Secretary of State.

 

 




 

 

CHAPTER 46

SUPPLIES FOR CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS.

AN ACT regulating the purchase of supplies for the use of
Charitable Institutions belonging to the State of Iowa.

Section 1.     Supplies ofr the charitable Institutions to be purchased by contract. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That the Superintendent of he Iowa Hospital for the Insane; the Principal of the Asylum for the Blind, and the Principal of the Institution for the Education of the Deaf and dumb, shall purchase all articles of food, clothing, fuel and other necessary supplies for the use of their respective Institutions, by contract, in the same manner, and with the same instructions and powers as now provided for purchasing such articles by the Warden of the Iowa Penitentiary, in sections 5145, 5146, 5147, 5148, 5149 and 5160 of the Revision of 1860, provided that the publication of bids shall be in any newspaper published at the place where such Institution may be located, and provided that the Principal, Steward, and one Trustee, shall perform the duties of inspectors.   

Approved March 20, 1862.

 

 




 

 

CHAPTER 152

DEAF AND DUMB AND BLIND ASYLUM.

AN ACT to provide for the support of the Deaf and Dumb
and Blind Asylum.

 

Section 1.     Appropriation. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Stat of Iowa, That to meet the ordinary expenses of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind Asylums, institutions for the education of mutes and the blind, including rents, furniture, books, maps, charts, music and musical instruments, and the compensation of the Prrincipal, Matron, and Teachers of such institutions, there is hereby appropriated from the State Treasury, the sum of three thousand dollars per annum to each of the said institutions, or, so much thereof as may be necessary.

Section 2.     Salary of Principal.  
The Superintendent or Principal of each of the above named institutions shall be entitled to receive out of the above money appropriated, the sum f seven hundred dollars each.

Pay of Matron and Teachers.    
The Matron of each of the said institutions shall be entitled to receive the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars each; and any male teacher or teachers that may be employed by the officers of the Board in either of such institutions, shall receive not to exceed three hundred and fifty dollars per annum, and any female teacher or teachers that maybe so employted, shall receive not to exceed two hundred dollars per annum, which several sums shall be paid out of the money above appropriated, quarterly, upon an order of the Board of Trustees, which, when presented to the Auditor, he shall issue his warrant thereof.    

 Section 3.     Pupils admitted. 
Pupils shall be admitted into each of said institutions of proper age and condition, upon application to the Principal of each of said institutions.

Section 4.     Clothing pupils.  
That when the pupils of either of said institutions are not otherwise supplied with clothing, they shall be furnished by the Superintendent of each institution, who shall make out an account therefor in each case against the parent or guardian, if the pupil be a minor, and against the pupil if the pupil have no parent or guardian or have attained the age of majority, which account shall be certified to be correct and signed by such Superintendent, and shall be prima facie evidence of its correctness in the Courts of this State, and such Superintendent shall forthwith remit such account to the Treasurer of the proper county, who shall collect the same by suit, if necessary, in the name of such institution, and pay the same into the State Treasury with his nect regular payment.

Section 5.     Current expenses. 
For the purpose of meeting the current expenses, there is hereby appropriated out of the State Treasury, twenty=five dollars per quarter for each pupil in said institution, or so much thereof as may be necessary; provided, however, that the Board of Trustees shall at the beginning of each quarter when the school is in session, transmit to the Auditor of State their order on said Auditor, a certificate of the actual number of pupils present at the beginning of said quarter, and should the beginning occur in vacation, the actual number the preceding quarter, and upon this certificate, the Auditor shall issue thereon warrants according to the order of the Board of Trustees.

Section 6.     Principal's report. 
The Principal of each of the above institutions shall report to the General Assembly, at each regular session thereof, the whole number of students and the time actually in attendance in each year, with a complete statement of the espenditure  of such institution.

Section 7.     Rent. 
That in no case shall the rent of the buildings used by the institutions of the Blind and the Deaf and Dumb, exceed the cost of three hundred dollars per year to the State.

Section 8.     Repeal former Acts.    
That section 12 of an Act entitled an Act to establish an Asylum for the Blind, passed at the Fifth General Assembly, and took effect January 31st, 1855 --- and section 12 of an Act to establish a State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, whcih took effect January 31st, 1855, and passed at the Fifth General Assembly, are hereby repealed, together with all Acts and parts of Acts coming in conflict with this Act. 

Section 9.    
This Act being deemed by the General Assembly of immediate importance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the State Register, and Des Moines Times, papers published at Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved April 8, 1862.

 

I herehy certify that the foregoing Act was published in the State Register, April 18, 1862, and in the Des Moines Times April 19th, 1862.

                                                ELIJAH SELLS, Secretary of State.

 

 




 

 

CHAPTER 161

TRUSTEES OF BLIND ASYLUM.

AN ACT to ammend chapter ninety, Article two, of the Revision of 1860.

 

Section 1.     Trustees. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Stat of Iowa, That James Chapin of Benton county, Hon. Elijah Sells and the Principal of the Institution for the Education of the Blind, be and are hereby constituted a Board of Trustees for the Institution for the Education of the Blind. 

Section 2.     Board to fill vacancies. 
All vacancies occuring shall be filled by the Board of Trustees until the meeting of the next General Assembly, and until their successors are appointed and qualified.

Section 3.     Repealed. 
Section 2144 of the Revision of 1860 is hereby repealed.

Approved April 8, 1862.

 

 




 

 

CHAPTER 167

REMOVAL OF THE BLIND ASYLUM.

AN ACT to authorize the Principal of the Institution for the Education of the Blind,
to remove said Institution to the building erected for that purpose at Vinton,
in Benton County, Iowa.

 

Section 1.     Commissioner notify principal that the building is completed. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Stat of Iowa, That the Institution for the Education of the Blind, shall be removed to Vinton in Benton county, as soon as the Commissioner of the Blind Asylum, at Vinton, shall notify the Principal of the Institution for the Education of the Blind, that the Asylum building at Vinton is completed, or so much thereof as may be necessary to accommodate said Institution.

Section 2.     Principal to contract for removal. 
It shall be the duty of the said Principal, by and with the approval of the Board of Trustees of said Institution, to contract for the removal, and cause to be removed, all the property belonging to said Institution, from Iowa city, in Johnson County, to Vinton, in Benton County, and to furnish said new building with such additional plain furniture as may be necessary for the comfort and necessities of the Institution.

Section 3.     Expenses of removal. 
For the expenses incurred in the removal and furnishing said new building, the Principal shall submnit to the Board of Trustees in writing, a detailed statement, under oath, of the amount of such expenses, which statement, when approved by the Board of Trustees of said Institution and the State Census Board, the Auditor of State shall issue his warrant upon the State Treasurer for such sum as may be approved, to be paid out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, Provided, that not more than one thousand dollars, or so much of it as may be necessary, shall be expended for the purposes above named.

Approved April 8, 1862.