Tenth General Assembly 1864

CHAPTER 36

TRUSTEES OF BLIND ASYLUM.

AN ACT to amend Chapter 161 of the laws of the 9th General Assembly, approved April 8th, 1862. 

 

Section 1.     Trustees increased. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, that Hon. Norman W. Isbell, of Linn county, Hon. Rush Clark, of Johnson county, Hon. James McQuinn, of Benton county, be and are hereby constituted additional members of the Board of Trustees of the Asylum for the Blind, whose term of service shall expire February 1st, 1866, and their successors shall be chosen by the Legislature, for the term of four years. 

Section 2.     term. 
The term of service for the existing Trustees shall expire February 1st, 1868, and their successors shall be chosen by the Legislature for the term of four years.

Section 3.     Mileage. 
Members of the Board of Trustees, residing more than ten miles from the Institution, shall be allowed ten cents per mile to and from their place of meeting, which shall be paid out of the funds of the Institution, for attendance at the quarterly and annual meetings of the Board of Trustees. 

Approved February 27th, 1864.

 

 




 

CHAPTER 54 

BLIND AND DEAF AND DUMB.

AN ACT to provide for the education and support of the Blind and Deaf and Dumb,
and to repeal Chapter 152 of the Acts of the Ninth General Assembly.

 

Section 1.     Appropriation. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That to meet the ordinary expenses of the Institutions for the education of the Blind, and Deaf and Dumb, including furniture, books, maps, music, musical instruments, and the compensation of the Principal, Matron, Teachers and employees of such Institutions, there is hereby appropriated the sum of four thousand dollars per annum to each of the said Institutions, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

Section 2.     Salary of Principal, Matron. 
The Superintendnt or Principal of each of the above named Institutions, shall be entitled to receive, our of the above money appropriated, the sum of seven hundred dollars each per annum.  The Matron of each of said Institutions shall receive the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars per annum.

Section 3.     Teachers. 
The Trustees shall pay such salary as in their judgment is just to the Teachers employeed in said Institutions, not in any case to exceed five hundred dollars 

Section 4.     Steward. 
The Trustees shall appoint some one of the employees Steward, at such compensation as they may deem just, who under their direction shall purchase all supplies for the respective Institutions. 

Section 5.     Current expenses. 
For the purpose of meeting current expenses there is hereby appropriated out of the State Treasury thirty dollars per quarter for each pupil in each of said Institutions.

Section 6.     Reports. 
The Principal of each of the above named Institutions shall report to the Governor on or before the 15th day of December preceding each regular session of the General Assembly, the number of pupils in attendance, with the name, age, sex, residence, place of nativity, and also the cause of blindness or deafness of each pupil.  He shall also make a report of the studies pursued and the trades taught in said Institution, together with a complete statement of expenditures thereof, and also the number, kind and value of articles manufactured and sold.

Section 7.     Clothing pupils. 
When the pupils of either of said Institutions are not otherwise supplied with clothing, they shall be furnished by the Principal, 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 he or she have no parent or guardian, or has attained the age of majority, which account shall be certified to be correct, and signed by the Principal, and shall be prima facie evidence of its correctness in the Courts, and such Principal shall forthwith remit such account to the Treasurer of the proper county, who shall proceed to collect the same by suit if necessary, in the name of such Institution, and pay the same into the State Treasury with his next regular payment.

Section 8.     Auditor's warrant. 
The above appropriation shall be drawn quarterly on the order of the Trusteesof the Institution, made on the Auditor of State, who shall draw his warrant in the name of such Institution, on the Treasurer as ordered by the trustees.   

Section 9.     Repealed. 
That Chapter 152 of the Acts of the Nineth General Assembly be and the same is hereby repealed.

Section 10.    
This Act being deemed of immediate importance, shall be in force from and after its publication in the State Register and Iowa Homestead, newspapers published in Des Moines.

Approved March 19th, 1864.

 

I hereby vertify that the foregoing act was published in the Iowa State Register on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1864, and in the Iowa Homestead on the 30th day of March, A. D. 1864.

                                     JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

 

 




 

CHAPTER 55.

BLIND ASYLUM --- APPROPRIATION.

AN ACT making further appropriation for the Asylum for the Blind.

Section 1.     Appropriation for improvements, Drawing money. 
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That there is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, five thousand dollars, to be applied to the building of work-shops, store-room, out-houses, area wall, fencing and improving the land belonging to the Asylum, and for further furnishing the Asylum buildings.  The money hereby appropriated shall be paid on the order of the Trustees, which order shall be audited and paid as other claims.  Provided, that said money so appropriated shall be drawn from the Treasury only upon estimates, made monthly, as the work progresses.

Section 2.     Espending. 
Said money hereby appropriated shall be expended for the purposes herein stated, under and by direction of the Board of Trustees. 

Section 3.     
This Act being deemed of immediate importance by the General Assembly, the same shall take effect upon its publication in the Daily State Register and the Iowa Homestead.

Approved March 19th, 1864.

 

I hereby vertify that the foregoing act was published in the Iowa State Register on the 25th day of March, A. D. 1864, and in the Iowa Homestead on the 30th day of March, A. D. 1864.

                                     JAMES WRIGHT, Secretary of State.