[No. 11.]—A JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the preparation and piegentation ol medals to certain Trench, British, and Spanish officers.

Resolved by tlte Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled^ That Suitable gold ft the President of the United States is hereby authorized and silver medals to requested to cause suitable gold and silver medals to be pre- presented^'lo pared and presented to tiie officers and men belonging or at- ceitain British, tached to the French, British, and Spanish ships-of-war in ^^officer?P&"" the harbor of Vera Cruz, who so gallantly, and at the imminent peril of their lives, aided in rescuing from a watery grave many of the officers and crew of the United States brig Somers.

Approved, March.3, 1847.

[No. 12.]—JOINT RESOLUTION to prohibit the sale at private entry of cei tain lands in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Be it resolved 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 Sale of certain to report to the next session of Congress all the facts in re- lands inCincinlation to the title to the unsold parts, if any there be, of the ^''j0" prohl" reserved fractional section number eleven, of fractional township number lour, of fractional range number one, in J. C. Symme's Purchase, State of Ohio, together with the opinion of the Attorney General thereon, and that he suspend all further proceedings in relation thereto, until the end of the next session of Congress.

Approved, March 3, 1847.

[No. 13.]—JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of thechUdren of Stephen
Johnson, deceased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives f*ff*rV(L Ofof the United States of America in Congress assembled, fiCe at Sandusky That the Commissioner of the General Land Office cause to receiveaceithe register and receiver at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, to re- tj,^} un^eTthe ceive a certificate of the heirs of Stephen Johnson, granted act for their reto them under " An act for the relief of the heirs of Stephen 11g^,0ofi^uly Johnson, deceased," approved July twentieth, eighteen hun- ment f0? anyJj dred and forty, in payment for any half section of land in the sec. of vacant Wyandot reserve not otherwise appropriated: Provided, the andttTreserre7" minimum price of said half section shall not exceed two dol- Proviso, lars and fifty cents per acre.

Approved, March 3, 1847.

[No. 14.]—JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of William B. Stokes, surviving partner of John N. C. Stockton and Company.

Be it resolved by the Senate arid House of Representatives P. M. Genl of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to pay him such tne Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, directed to pay as shall be an to William B. Stokes, surviving partner of John N. C. adequate remu- Stockton and Company, for carrying the mail in the year J^jTh^iSrightee11 hundred and thirty-six, on the lower or Florida in Florida in route, in consequence of the interruption of the mail by the "e is36 1835 Creek hostilities on the upper route, such compensation as shall be established to be an adequate remuneration for the same, taking into consideration the value of the services performed, and the loss to the said contractors by the exclusion of passengers, as directed by the then Postmaster General; and it shall be the duty of the Postmaster General to pay the amount so allowed out of the current appropriation for mail transportation.

Approved, March 3, 1847.

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[No. 15.]—JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of M. A. Price and E.

A. White.

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives Their accounts °f ^ United States of America in Congress assembled, That for mail trans- the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, authorized and auditedandseTErected to cause the account of M. A. Price and E. A. tied. White, of the State of Tennessee, for mail transportation, to

Rate at which he audited and settled; and to pay to the said Price and they shall be White, out of the fund appropriated for mail transportation, I""1- the same rate of compensation from the first day of January

to the first day of February, eighteen hundred and thirtyseven, as was allowed and paid them from the first of June to the thirty-first of December, eighteen hundred and thirtyseven.

Approved, March 3, 1847.






By the President of the United States America:


Whereas an additional article to the Convention for the sur- Preamble,
render of criminals between the United Slates and France
of the 9th of November, 1843, was concluded and signed
at Washington, by their respective Plenipotentiaries, on.
the 24th day of February last, which additional article,
being in the English and French languages, is, word for
word, as follows:

Additional Article. Article Additionel.

The crime of robbery, defining the same to be the felonious and forcible taking. from the person of another, of goods or money to any value, by violence, or putting him in fear; and the crime of burglary, defining the same to be, breaking and entering by night into a mansion house of another, with intent to commit felony; and the corresponding crimes included under the French law in the words vol qualifie crime, not being embraced in the second

Le crime de robbery, consistant dans l'enlevement force et criminel, efTcctue sur lapersonne d'autrui,d'argont, ou d'elTets d'une valeur quelconque, a l'aide de violence ou d'intimidation; etlc crime de burglary, consistant dans l'action de s'introduire nuitamment, et avec effraction ou escalade, dans l'habitation d'autrui, avec une intention criminelle; et les crimes correspondants prevus et punis par la loi fra^aise, sous la qualification de vols commis

Persons charged with the crimes of robbery, burglary, &c. shall b3 respectively delivered up in conformity with 1st article of convention.

article of ihe convention of extradition concluded between the United Stales of America and Fiance, on the 9th of November, 1843,—it is agreed by the present article, between the high contracting parties, that persons charged with those crimes shall be respectively delivered up, in conformity with the first article of the said conPresent article, vention; and the present arwhen ratified, tide, when ratified by the ÎLtoîStP^811?11 constitute a part vention. of the s.iid convention, and shall have the same force as if it had been originally inserted in the same.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present article, in duplicate, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.

Done at Washington, this twenty-fourth of February, 1845.

J. C. Calhoun, [l. S.]

avec violence ou menaces, et de vols commis dans une maison habitée, avec les circonstances de la nuit et de l'escalade, ou de l'effraction, n'étant pas compris dans l'article 2 de la convention d'extradition conclue entre les Etats Unis d'Amérique, et la France, le 9 Novembre, 1843,—il est convenu, par le présent article, entre les hautes parties contractantes, que les individus accusés de ces crimes seront respectivement livrés, conformément à l'article 1er de la dite convention; et 1e présent article, lorsqu'il aura été ratifié par les parties, fera partie de la dite convention, et aura la même valeur que s'il y avait été originairement inscrit.

En foi de qnoi, les Plénipotentiaires respectifs ont signé, en double, le présent article, et y ont apposé le sceau de leurs armes.

Fait à Washington, le vingt quatre,'Février, 1845.

A. Pageot, [l. s.]

exchanged June, 1845

Ratifications And whereas the said additional article has been duly ra21 tified on both parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were exchanged at the City of Paris, on the 21st day of June, A. D. 1845, by William R. King, Envoy Extraordinary find Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to France, and M. Guizot, Minister of Foreign Affairs of His Majesty the King of the French, on the part of their respective Governments:

Proclaimed 24 No\V, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN that I, JAMES K.

July, 1845. POLK, President of the United States of America, have caused the said additional article to be made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and part thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United Stales to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, the twenty-fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight [seal.] hundred and forty-five, and of the Independence of the United States the seventieth.


By the President:

James Buchanan, Secretary of State.

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