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teen hundred and forty-six, subject to deduction of such amounts Subject to ceras have already been paid him for his said services and of his monthly contribution due to the hospital fund.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 28.-AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Badger.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, A pension of directed to place the name of Thomas Badger, now a resident for rent month alof the town of Plattsburgh, in the county of Clinton, in the State of New York, on the list of invalid pensioners; and that the said Badger receive a pension at the rate of eight dollars a month, to commence on the fourteenth day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 29.-AN ACT for the relief of Stephen Champlin.

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(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury be Arrearages of authorized and directed to allow and pay to Stephen Champ- pension to

paid him. lin, a commander in the navy of the United States, his original rate of pension from the time it was reduced, viz., first of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, till it ceased by law, on the twentieth April, eighteen hundred forty-four, deducting the amount of pension received by him during that period of time; and that the same be payable out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved January 26, 1849.

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CHAP, 30.-AN ACT for the relief of Captain Dan Drake Henrie. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed to pay, out of any moneys in the treasury not $2,000 and land otherwise appropriated, to Captain Dan Drake Henrie, the sum on him for two of two thousand dollars; and the proper officer shall issue to sections of land. the said Heprie land warrants for two sections of land, to be located on any land subject to private land, being for his highly gallant and meritorious services in escaping from the Mexicans, at the bazard of his life, for the express purpose of conveying to the American forces, under General Taylor, news of the approach of large bodies of Mexican forces, under the command of General Santa Anna, which information he did so convey:

Approved January 26, 1849..

CHAP. 31.-AN ACT for the relief of William Harding.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate und House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as9100 the am't sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is alty imposed on hereby, authorized and directed to pay to William Harding, bin w be resun- out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,

the sum of one hundred dollars, to refund that portion of a penalty imposed on said Harding which was paid into the treasury.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 32.-AN ACT granting a pension to John Morrison.

$20 per annum allowed him.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. A pension of sembled, That the Secietary of War be, and he is hereby, re

quired and directed to place on the pension rolls of the United States John Morrison, of Ohio, county of Cuyahoga; and that there be allowed to him the sum of twenty dollars per annum, to commence on the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and continue during his natural life.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 33.-AN ACT for the relief of G. F. de la Roche and William P.S.

Sanger.

The

(SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

scntatives of the United States of America in Congress asamounts sembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury expenses incur- Department be, and they are hereby, authorized and required red in obedience to allow to William P. S. Sanger and George F. de la Roche of the Navy Dept the amounts paid by them for expenses incurred, in obedience

to an order from the Navy Department, dated October thirty, eighteen hundred and forty-three, directing them to make the surveys and examinations required by the act of third March, eighteen hundred and forty-three, in reference to the construction of a dry dock at New York; which expenses the Secretary of the Navy expressly stipulated should be paid.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 34.—AN ACT for the relief of Elizabeth Mays. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA pension o sembled, That a pension of one hundred and fourteen dollars $114 allowedner,

per annum be allowed and paid, in half yearly payments, out of any money in the Treasurya not otherwise appropriated, to

Elizabeth Mays, ihe mother of Wilson Mays, late a carpenter's mate in the Navy of the United States, for and during the period of her natural life and widowhood, and commencing on and from the third day of September, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine.

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 35 -AN ACT for the relief of Edward Quinn.

A pension of month allowed bim.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 'l'hat the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, thrae dollars per directed to place the name of Edward Quinn on the roll of invalid pensioners, and that he be paid, during his natural life, a pension at the rate of three dollars per month, to commence on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six,

Approved January 26, 1849.

CHAP. 36.-AN ACT to authorize the issuing of a register or enrolment to

the ship Annie Tift.

issued.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be issued, under the direction of the Sec. A register tebe retary of the Treasury, a register or enrolment for the ship Annie Tift, forinerly a British vessel, called the Kestrel, but now owned by Asa F. Tift, a citizen of the State of Florida; and which said vessel, having been wrecked on the Florida reef, and condemned and sold, was purchased by him, and which he has caused to be repaired and refitted for sea again: Provided, It shall be proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary Proviso. of the Treasury that the cost of repairing and refilting said ship in the United States after purchase by the present owner exceeds three-fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the same lonnage in the United States.

Approved February 1, 1849.

CHAP. 37.-AN ACT for the relief of the forward officers of the late Ex

ploring Expedition. [SEC. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asstembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury Extra, pay alDepartment be authorized and directed, in the settlements of the accounts of the forward officers of the late Exploring Expedition, under the command of Charles Wilkes, esquire, to

lowed them.

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allow them the extra pay of two hundred and fifty dollars per annum, credited to said officers on the pay-rolls rendered on the arrival of said expedition in the United States, agreeably to

the direction of said commander. Lieut. Cadwal- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the accounting be allowed entra officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby , authorized pay for scientific and directed, in the settlement of the accounts of Lieutenant

Cadwallader Ringgold, late commanding the United States brig Porpoise, attached to the Exploring Expedition, to allow and credit him in the extra pay for scientific duties, at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum, and upon the principle applied to the accounts of Lieutenant W. L. Hudson, then commanding the United States sloop Peacock, attached to said expedition.

Approved February 1, 1849.

CHAP. 38.-AN ACT to provide for the settlement of the claim of Henry

Washington, late a deputy surveyor of the public lands in Florida. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress 03His claims for sembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury count of the ab- be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to settle and tract made with adjust the claims of Henry Washington, late a deputy surveyor bim to be adjust- of the public lands in Florida, for damages sustained by bim

on account of the abrogation, by the surveyor general of the district of Florida, of a contract, made by him on the twenty

sixth of July, eighteen hundred and forty-five, to make certain Amount found surveys of public lands in said district; and such sum or sums due to be paid of money, if any, as shall be found due to said Washington od

account of loss or damage sustained in consequence of the abrogation of said contract, and directly resulting therefrom, sball

be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise approProviso. priated: Provided, however, That the damages to be allowed

on such settlement shall not exceed the neli profits, had the contract been fully executed by the said Washington.

Approved February 1, 1849.

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CHAP. 39.-AN ACT for the relief of Salsy Darby, of Randolph county, and

State of Georgia.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asHer name to be

sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, replaced on the roll quired to place the name of Salsy Darby, widow of Richard pensioners. Darby, deceased, upon the roll of Revolutionary pensions,

and that he pay her the same rate of pension per annum which the said Richard in his lifetime received, commencing upon the fourth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.

Approved February 1, 1849.

CHAP. 40.-AN ACT for the relief of Charles Wilson.

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ed him.

(Sec. I.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, sitten

A pension of directed to place the name of Charles Wilson, (late a sergeant per month allowof company D, second regiment of United States artillery,) on the roll of invalid pensioners, at the rate of sixteen dollars per month, to commence on the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and continue during his natural life.

Approved February 1, 1849.

CHAP. 41.-AN ACT for the relief of John Percival, captain in the navy

of the United States.

ficers to credit

with the

to Dr. J. C. Rein

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officer of the Navy Departinent, Accounting of or the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury Department, enter in him the account of Captain John Percival a credit equal to the against charged amount there charged against said Percival, for money paid by money paid the the purser of the United States frigate Constitution, on her Constitution voyage to the Indian ocean, and elsewhere, in the years eigh- hardi. teen hundred and forty-four and eighteen hundied and fortyfive, to Doctor J. C. Reinhardt, as naturalist; and cancel such account and charge against said John Percival, for all money charged as aforesaid against him, whether paid by the purser, or by himself, or by his order, to said Reinhardt or Chandler, acting as naturalist, chaplain, or passed midshipman.

Approved February 1, 1849.

CHAP. 42.-AN ACT for the relief of Creed Taylor.

Balance of a

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Elouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the balance of a judgment recovered against H. $. Edington, Thomas Moore, and Creed Taylor, in the district court for the district of Arkansas, by the United States, judgment second for the benefit of the Post Office Department, be, and the as surety for H. same is hereby,released and discharged; said judgınent being leased. for about the sum of vine hundred dollars, damages and costs, of which the said Taylor has paid five hundred and thirty-five dollars and twenty-six cents, said judgment having been recovered against said Taylor as surety for said Eding ton, late deputy postmaster at Napoleon, in the State of Arkansas.

Approved February 1, 1849.

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