Annual Report

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Page 138 - There is hereby appropriated out of the state treasury the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to...
Page 137 - January,. one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, at which time there shall be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, two members thereof, and by the Speaker of the House, three members thereof, to serve for two years, and the Commander of the Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the...
Page 134 - The commission is authorized and empowered to rent such buildings as may be necessary for the accommodation of the aforesaid orphans, and to appoint all officers, teachers and employes that may be necessary for the proper care, maintenance and education, at the expense of the State, and until the age of sixteen years, of the soldiers...
Page 139 - The commission of soldiers' orphan schools of the state of Pennsylvania, under such rules and forms of application as it may adopt, shall and is hereby authorized and required to admit to the Pennsylvania Soldiers...
Page 133 - He makes an annual report to the Governor. COMMISSION OF SOLDIERS' ORPHAN SCHOOLS. By act of May 25, 1889, the Governor and five members of the General Assembly, consisting of two Senators and three members of the House of Representatives, appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, respectively, together with a committee of five honorably discharged soldiers, members of the Grand Army of the Republic, were constituted a commission to take charge of all children...
Page 138 - The said commission shall, on or before the third Wednesday in January of each year, present to the Legislature, under oath, a detailed report of the financial transaction of the preceding year, setting forth in detail the amount of all moneys or other property received on account of such Pennsylvania Soldiers' Orphans' Industrial School, and an itemized statement of the disbursements thereof.
Page 137 - ... of the department of Pennsylvania Grand Army of the Republic shall then recommend to the governor five honorably discharged soldiers for the appointment, who. if approved by the governor, shall be appointed to serve for two years. The governor shall be a member ex offlclo of the said commission. At the expiration of the said terms of the said appointees their successors shall be appointed In like manner and for like term. Vacanlces occurring In the membership of the said commission shall be filled...
Page 135 - Commonwealth of all the soldiers' orphans under their charge, their condition and progress, the number of each respective age from flve to sixteen years, and such other information as they may deem expedient, together with the statement of receipts and disbursements by Item and estimates for the ensuing year. All bills for the education and maintenance of the soldiers...
Page 8 - States as ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives, and six citizens, two of whom shall be resident in the City of Washington and the other four shall be inhabitants of some state, but no two of them of the same state.
Page 7 - I commend to the prompt attention of the Legislature the subject of the relief of poor orphans of our soldiers who have given, or shall give their lives to the country during this crisis. In my opinion, their maintenance and education should be provided for by the State. Failing other natural friends of ability to provide for them, they should be honorably received and fostered as children of the Commonwealth.

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