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CHAP. 49. An ACT for the relief of Nathaniel Mitchell. [Sec. I.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asN. Mitchell to sembled, That the Treasurer of the United States pay to Nathe amount paid thaniel Mitchell the sum of two thousand three hundred and by hiin to satisfy

ninety-two dollars and twenty-one cents, out of any money in against the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, out of the fund approunderonders from priated for the service of the Post Office Department; being the

amount paid by said Mitchell to satisfy a judgment recovered against him in the supreme judicial court of Maine, on the first Tuesday of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, in favor of William Merriam, for acts done by said Mitchell under orders from the Postmaster General, in arresting the said Merriam on a charge for violating the post office laws of the United States.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 50. An ACT for the relief of Tilford Taylor. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asT. Taylor au. sembled, 'That Tilford Taylor be, and he is hereby, authorized relinquishing in to relinquish to the United States the east half of the southwest hall.quarterbeles quarter of section two, in township forty-seven, and range five Lion of land, to west, in the district of lands now offered for sale at Saint Louis, hall-quarter sec- in the State of Missouri; and, upon such relinquishment being priated land in made, the said Taylor shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to hace di mercy lin: enter any other half-quarter section of unappropriated land in private sale. said district, which shall be liable to entry at private sale.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 51. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Charles S. Walsh

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as

repre- sembled, That the proper accounting officer of the Treasury do S. Walsh, co be allow and pay to the legal representatives of Charles S. Walsh, paid the differs out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the pay of secre- a sum of money, in addition to the pay of secretary of legation,

of sufficient to make up to said Charles S. Walsh the salary of July on Dec. charge d'affaires at the Court of Spain, from the twenty-seventh 1829.

day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, to the ninth day of December of the same year.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 52. An ACT for the relief of Nathaniel H. Hooe. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the interest and claim of the United States to the south- 1839. east quarter of section seventeen, township twenty-four, range All the interest three west, in the Tuscaloosa land district, in Alabama, and for and claim of this. which a certificate of purchase from the said land office, num-quartered clion or bered twelve thousand three hundred and twenty-five, was ed to N. H. Hooo. issued to said Nathaniel H. Hooe, be, and the same are hereby, relinquished : Provided, That nothing in this act shall be con- Proviso. strued to prejudice the claim of any other individual, either by pre-emption or otherwise to said described tract of land : And Further provisa provided further, That, if the money paid into the land office as the price of said land at the time the entry was made, has been refunded to said Nathaniel H. Hooe, to entitle him to the benefit of this act he shall repay the original amount so refunded into the said land office.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

CHAP. 53. An ACT for the relief of John E. Alexander. [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 John E. J. E. Alexander Alexander, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise for services in appropriated, the sum of one hundred and seventy dollars, for purining and ar thirty-four days services, by direction of the Secretary of State, feiters. in pursuing after and arresting persons engaged in counterfeiting the coin of the United States, and bills, and putting them in circulation.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

CHAP. 54. An ACT for the relief of John Randolph Clay. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that there be allowed to John Randolph Clay, in the J. R. Clay to be settlement of his accounts, the difference between the compen- ference between sation of a charge d'affaires and that of a secretary of legation, ores charge una for the time he acted in the former capacity in Russia, viz: from that of a secreta the twenty-fifth of December, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, from 25th Dec. to the twenty-ninth of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 55. An ACT for the relief of William Colt and William Donoldson.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General issue his warrant on the w.Coll and W. Treasury of the United States, registered and countersigned as paid $697" for ser provided by law, for the payment to William Colt and to William vices and exponDonoldson, out of the moneys paid into the Treasury for the arresting services of the Post Office Department, for the sum of six hundred and A. Kromer,

for robbing the and ninety-seven dollars, being for their expenses and for their mail.

and

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services in pursuing after, arresting, and prosecuting William Kromer and Abraham Kromer for robbing the mail, and who were convicted of said offence. Approved, March 20, 1839.

CHAP. 56. An ACT authorizing a grant of bounty land to the heirs of Bennett

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA duplicate or sembled, that the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, No. 11706 for 10 authorized and required to issue to the heirs of Bennett Shurley, acres, to be issued deceased, who was a private in the Maryland continental line Shurley, deceas- of the army in the war of the Revolution, a duplicate of land

warrant number eleven thousand seven hundred and six, for one hundred acres, dated eleventh March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one. Approved, March 2d, 1839.

CHAP. 57. An ACT for the relief of Samuel Dickerson. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asS. Dickerson sembled, That Samuel Dickerson, of Sangamon county, Illinois, relinquishing, in be, and he hereby is, authorized to relinquish to the United Sec. Treas shali States, in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury shall direct, a certain direct, the east half of the northwest quarter of section eighteen, boter indend, e township sixteen north, range one west; and upon his making quantity of cer-such relinquishment, he shall be authorized to enter with the

register and receiver of the land office at Springfield, Illinois, the same quantity of any of the unappropriated land, in said land district, which shall be subject to sale at private entry.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 58. An ACT for the relief of the Louisville Savings Institution. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe interest sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury revise the account win public ma of interest charged against said institution, under the act of June per deposited the twenty-third, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and deduct thereSavinga Institu. from such amount as has been charged on public money depo

sited in said institution, while under actual orders to be transferred elsewhere.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

tion to be deductod.

CHAP. 59. An ACT for the relief of Daniel Malone. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as

sembled, That on Daniel Malone surrendering to the United 1839. States all his right of the west half of the northeast quarter of Upon D. Masection number thirty-five, in township number four south, lone surrender range three west, in the Kaskaskia land district, in the State of right to a certain Illinois, the register is hereby authorized and required to permit tion of land, ho the said Malone to enter in said district the same quantity of led to entera like land so surrendered as above stated, out of any lands not other party and wise disposed of, and subject to private entry.

otherwise dispos

ed of and subject Approved, March 2d, 1839. to private entry,

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CHAP. 60. An ACT for the relief of legal representatives of Nathan Sage.

[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, here- The legal re by is, authorized to pay to the legal representatives of Nathan N. Sage to be Sage, late of Oswego, in the State of New York, and late col-paid rihe same lector of the customs of the United States, from any money in the rany more into Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the same proportional part the Treasury in of any sum of money that has actually been paid into the certain judgment Treasury in satisfaction of a judgment recovered by the United are calleries boula States on the complaint of said Sage against Eliakim Barney, hede by had the for a violation of the revenue laws of the United States, as the whole said Sage, or his legal representatives, would have been entitled paid, &c. to receive had the whole amount of said judgment been paid; first deducting from the sum paid into the Treasury aforesaid, and excluding from the division contemplated by this act, the full amount of costs awarded to the United States by said judgment: said judgment being the same that was recovered in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-four, in the court of the United States for the northern district of the State of New York.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 61. An ACT for the relief of Thomas McClelland and James Smith.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Thomas McClelland and James Smith, sureties T. McClelland of the late Samuel Smith, receiver of public moneys at Saint qeries of mine lavo Stephen's, in an official bond, bearing date the fifth day of Au-SSmith.receiver gust, eighteen hundred and twelve, be, and they are hereby, released released from their said liabilities: Provided, That nothing in Proviso. this act contained shall be held to discharge the estate of the said Samuel Smith from the payment of any balance which may be due the United States for moneys received by him while receiver as aforesaid.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 62. An ACT for the relief of Archibald R. 8, Hunter. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA. R. S. Hunter sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Archibald to be paid $25 for R. S. Hunter the sum of twenty-five dollars, for forage taken iber use of service for the use of a troop of volunteer militia, who were in the ser.

vice of the United States during the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six, while said troop were without the rations of forage allowed by law.

Approved, March 2d, 1839.

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CHAP. 63. An ACT for the relief of Hiner Stigermire. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress cas. H. Sticermire, sembled, That Hiner Stigermire be, and he is hereby, authorized authorized up to relinquish to the United States, in such form as the Commisment to U.S. ora sioner of the General Land Office shall prescribe, the southeast quarter section or quarter of the southwest quarter of section thirty-one, township Jand, to enter a

other forty-five north, in range one east of the fifth principal meridian, quarter quarter in the district of lands now offered for sale at Saint Louis, in the

State of Missouri; and upon such relinquishment being made as aforesaid, the said Stigermire shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to enter the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section thirty-one, township forty-five north, in range one east, being the same which the said Stigermire originally intended to enter, as set forth in his petition : Provided, That the same is still subject to entry. Approved, March 2d, 1939.

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CHAP. 64. An ACT for the relief of Joseph M. Hernandez. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe proper ac sembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, of the Treasury,

and they are hereby, authorized to examine and adjust all claims de the claimset; of Joseph M. Hernandez which have arisen since the commenceJ. M. Hernandez, ment of the late hostilities with the Seminole Indians in Florida, en since the com- and allow him for all corn taken and put into pits by order of the latehostilities an officer in the service of the United States, deducting from the

same any sum he may have realized from a sale of a part thereto be made him of in a damaged state by order of General Eustis, and for all caule, forage, &c. corn at his plantation that was used by troops in the military

service, and for all cattle killed and for forage taken by order of an officer, and for cane taken for forage by the troops, the value of the cane to be fixed at what it was worth as an article of forage, and for property impressed into the military service of the United States by order of an officer, where the same was never regained by him, deducting any sum which may appear to have been paid for the use of the same while in the service aforesaid; likewise for any claim for the use of any property so

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