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[SEC. J.) 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, authorized and directed to cause the name of Zilpha White, volutionary penwidow of William White, of Tolland, Connecticut, to be sin roll

. placed upon the pension list, for six months' services of her husband as a private soldier in the revolutionary war, her pension to commence on the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, 'That said Zilpha Wbite shall be entitled to the full benefit of all laws which may hereafter be enacted, continuing in force the acts mentioned in the foregoing section.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP, 6.-AN ACT for the relief of Philip J. Fontane.

To

be paid in

(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 the Treasury pay to Philip J. Fontane, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- balance due him propriated, one thousand dollars in full for balance due him for for mason work. mason work done at Love Key beacon, under a contract with the collector of Key West.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 7.-AN ACT for the relief of Eliza A. Mellon.

(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 is hereby required to place A pension of the name of Eliza A. Mellon, widow of the late Captain aliowad' ber. Charles Mellon, who fell at Fort Mellon, in Florida, upon the pension roll, at the rate of twenty dollars per month, commencing on the eighth day of February, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and continuing during her natural life.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 8.-AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of William Evans.

Heirs of Won.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americu in Congress as- Evans, deed, to sembled, 'That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, paid certain wat directed to allow and pay to ihe heirs of William Evans, a rearáges of penpensioner on the revolutionary invalid pension roll, the amount ceased.

of his invalid pension from the third day of March, eighteen hundred and twenty-six, to the third day of November, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, during which time his said pension was withheld or discontinued in consequence of his taking the benefit of the act entitled "An act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution," passed May fifteen, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP 9.-AN ACT for the relief of Charles Waldron.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as$198 50 to be sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is

paid him.

hereby, directed to pay Charles Waldron the sum of one hundred and ninety-eight dollars and fifty cents, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved January 8, 1849:

CHAP. 10.-AN ACT for the relief of Simon Rodrigues.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asHis claim to a sembled, That the claim of Simon Rodrigues to his ancient

certain tract of

land confirmed. settlement of four hundred arpens of land, situate in the parish

of St. Tammany, in the State of Louisiana, or to so much thereof as can be located in accordance with the lines of public surveys, and without interference with pre-existing rights, or grants, or sales by the United States, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed.

If any portion

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any portion of of said land shall the ancient settlement aforesaid shall be covered by pre-existing

be covered by

pre-existing rights, or grants, or sales by the United States, the said Simon

rights, or grants,

he shall be al Rodrigues shall be entitled to enter at the land office of the dis

lowed to enter

other lands in trict within which the said ancient settlement is situate, such

lieu thereof.

quantity of land, not more than equal to such deficit, as he may select, the same not being covered by a pre-emption right, and subject to private entry.

The acceptance by said Ro

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the acceptance by

drigues of this act the said Simon Rodrigues, of the provisions of this act,

entire

to be held as

full satisfaction ly, or in part, shall be held as a full satisfaction of his said an

of his claims.

cient claim, as in favor of the United States, as also in favor of conflicting claimants, if any such there be.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 11.-AN ACT for the relief of Archibald Bull and Lemuel S. Finch.

[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 the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed to pay, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Archibald Bull the sum of fifteen. dollars and twenty-five cents, and to Lemuel S. Finch the sum of sixty-three dollars and thirty-eight cents, being for services, &c., rendered as judge and as sheriff to the United States, to detect a forgery on the pension fund. Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 12.-AN ACT for the relief of Colonel Robert Wallace, aid-de-camp to General William Hull.

To be paid for their services as judge and sheriff

in

detecting a for

gery on the pen

sion fund.

in full

campto Brigadier

[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 the Treasury be, and he is. To be paid $734 hereby, directed to pay to Colonel Robert Wallace, or his legal tion for his serrepresentative, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise vices as aid deappropriated, the sum of seven hundred and thirty-four dollars, General William in full compensation for his services as aid-de camp to Brigadier General William Hull, commencing May first, eighteen hundred and twelve, and continuing for the period of twelve months; and the further sum of one hundred and eighty dollars for one of the horses alleged to have been taken by the enemy at the surrender of General Hull.

Hull.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 13.-AN ACT for the relief of Esther Russell.

Es

[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 directed to increase the Pension of Eapension of Esther Russell, widow of Philip M. Russell, a surgeon's mate in the army of the Revolution, to such sum as would have been allowed her husband for a service of two years as surgeon's mate during the war of the Revolution, by virtue of an act passed the seventh day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled "An act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolution;" said pension, so increased, to commence from the fourth day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and to continue for and during her natural life.

ther Russell in

creased."

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 14.-AN ACT to extend certain privileges to the town of Whitehall, in the State of New York.

ges of drawback

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asCertain privile- sembled, That the President of the United States, on the reextended to the commendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, be authorized hall, New York to extend to the town of Whitehall the same privileges as are conferred on certain ports named in the seventh section of an act entitled "An act allowing drawback upon foreign merchandise exported in the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and to the British North American provinces adjoining the United States," passed third March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, in the manner prescribed by the proviso contained in said section.

Approved January 10, 1849.

CHAP 15.-AN ACT for the relief of James B. Davenport.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as

Titles to two sembled, That the titles to two tracts of land, situated in the

tracts

land

confirmed to him. parish of Moorhouse, and State of Louisiana, one containing

three hundred and eighty arpents, being part of a large tract of land commonly known as the Baron de Bastrop grant, which was assigned and set off to the said James B. Davenport, in the partition of the real estate of his father, the late Josiah Davenport, deceased, by deed bearing date the fourth of March, one thousand eight hundred and ten; the other containing seven hundred and sixty-six acres of land, being part of a large tract commonly known as "The Bell Grove" tract, and which was conveyed by Richard Crampton to the said James B. Davenport, by deed bearing date the twenty-eighth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty, be, and the same are hereby, confirmed, so far as the United States have title thereto, to the said James B. Davenport, his heirs and assigns: Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as in any manner to confirm any part of the said De Bastrop grant, save the said two tracts, or to affect the rights of third persons in said two tracts hereby confirmed.

Approved January 10, 1849.

Provise.

CHAP. 16.-AN ACT for the relief of Anthony Bessee.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as

to for him

Surveyor gene- sembled, That the surveyor general of the State of Louisiana ral of Louisiana is hereby authorized and directed to locate for Anthony Bessee, 640 acres of pub in full satisfaction of his six hundred and forty acre confirmed lic land. settlement claim, in the parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

the like area, according to the lines of the public surveys, upon any unappropriated land belonging to the United States in the Greensburgh land district, Louisiana; and, upon the return of a certificate of such location to the General Land Office, a patent shall issue to the said Bessee.

Approved January 10, 1849.

CHAP. 17.-AN ACT to confirm Elizabeth Burriss, her heirs, or assigns, in their title to a tract of land.

Her claim to a

land confirmed.

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Elizabeth Burriss, her heirs, or assigns, be, certain tract of and they are hereby, confirmed in their claim to a tract of land, containing six hundred and forty acres, situate in the Greensburg land district, in the State of Louisiana, being the same on which said Elizabeth Burriss resided on and previous to the third of March, eighteen hundred and nineteen, and confirmed by commissioner's certificate number two hundred and seven, dated the eighth day of November, eighteen hundred and nineteen, saving and reserving any and all previous confirmations, sales, or grants, made by the United States, conflicting with the said claim of said Elizabeth Burriss: and if any sales of all or a portion of said claim have been made by the United States, the said Elizabeth shall be entitled to select a quantity of land equal to the amount so sold by the United States, by legal subdivisions, elsewhere, within said land district. Approved January 10, 1849.

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Patent to issue.

CHAP. 18.-AN ACT for the relief of John B. Smith and Simeon Darden.

To be paid $100

for their services and expenses in

[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 is hereby directed to pay, or cause to be paid, by the proper disbursing officer, the sum of one hundred dollars, to the said John B. Smith and curred in the arSimeon Darden, for labor and expenses incurred by them in ver, who was the pursuit and arrrest of John Weaver, who was tried and bing the mail. convicted, in the district court of the United States for the middle district of Alabama, of the crime of stealing from the mail of the United States.

rest of John Wea

convicted of rob

Approved January 10, 1849.

CHAP. 19. AN ACT supplemental to the act approved the sixth day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-two, entitled "An act confirming certain land claims in Louisiana."

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- Further time alsentatives of the United States of America in Congress as- a sembled, That a further term of two years, from and after the claim in Louis

lowed to locate certain land

ana.

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