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Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the President of The Resident

the United States be, and he is hereby, requested to transmit t7Eitdthi8 re

this resolution to the American minister at Paris, with instruc- s°lution ,0 .the

'American munitions to present it to the French government. ter at Paris for

Approved April J 3, 184S." f,TMg£

[No. 6.] A RESOLUTION respecting contracts for hemp for the use of the
American navy.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the con'""*13 *»»

X _ m_ ii-i i . i •/. . American water

Secretary of the Navy be, and lie is hereby authorized, if in rotted hemp way his opinion it will be advantageous to the public interest, io term "not e°ceedmake contracts, for any term not exceeding five years, for the jj* five )rears'

Eurchase of American water-rotted hemp for the use of the nited States navy, provided the same can be had of equal » quality with the best foreign hemp, and at a price not exceeding the average price of such hemp for the last five years; the inspection and delivery to be at the place of purchase. Approved May 9, 1848.

Thanks of Co gre«s tendered to

[No. 7.] JOINT RESOLUTION of thanks to Major General Taylor.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, 'That the thanks of Congress are due, and they are hereby tendered, Major Geneiai to Major General Zachary Taylor, and through him to the ^"mUou'ew officers and soldiers of the regular army and of the volun- f^1-* £j* teers under his command, for their valor, skill, and good con- vaTor, .km. and duct conspicuously displayed on the twenty second and pi^eS^the'bati twenty-third days, of February last, in the battle of Buena ot Buena Vi*Vista, in defeating a Mexican army of more than four times their number, consisting of chosen troops, under their favorite commander, General Santa Anna.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be re- A Row rm-dai to quested to cause to be struck a gold medal, with devices em- «cnVedtoGenerai fclematical of this splendid achievement, and presented to ra5'lor- , Major General J^achary Taylor as a testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his judicious and distinguished conduct on that memorable occasion.

Resolved, That the President of the United States be re- The rrr»u«i quested to cause the foregoing resolutions to be com/nuni- rc^7l'wse r«o° cated to Major General Taylor, in such terms as he may deem 1"li0'" .,0 ,h' best calculated to give effect to the object thereof. General Tujior.

Approved May 9, IS48.

[No. 8.] JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to the transportation and dij. charge of the military forces of the United States at the close of the war with Mexico. <

Resolved by the Senate and HouSe of Representatives of tionoi>eaTMSwith United States of America in Congress assembled, That troo'a°of the uSf 0D restorat'on of'peace with Mexico, by a treaty of peace tSopsttte!eenu. duly ratified and proclaimed, all the military forces, of the totetotTMnSCpor^d United States, whether volunteers, regulars, or the marine the'unitePiastate° corPs> wno t>v'aw» or the terms of their engagement, are to as may be least be discharged at the close of the war, shall, under the direcmo«nconveD?cnnt uon °f tne President of the United States, be transported or to them. marched, with the least practicable delay, to such posts or

places in the United States as may be least expensive and most convenient to the troops—and at such places they shall be discharged from the service of the United States; and that umiidischarged, until they shall respectively reach such places and bedisto*beTM pTid "Hd charged, the officers and men shall be considered, paid, and ireWd as in the treated as in the service of the United States, in the same

service of the Urn- .* . , , ,'

ted states. manner as if the war had not closed.

Approved June 16, 1848.

[No. 9.] JOINT RESOLUTION providing for payment of the regiment of Texas mounted troops culled into the service of the United States, under the requisition of Colonel Curtis, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven,and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of minted" trcTS tnls ^n^leo' SlatTM of America in Congress assembled, That mustered into the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and north* required to cause to be paid, out of any unexpended appro

and dischaiged priations for the prosecution of the war between the United

before joining the £• r „t

army, to receive States of America and the republic of Mexico, the regiment i^wawL *nd of of Texas mounted troops which was mustered into the serfromntPihe tTme vice of the United States for six months, under the requisithcy arrived »t lion of Colonel Curtis, in the year eighteen hundred and fortymustard "oat"of seven, and discharged before joining the army, the pay and banded. °r allowances of mounted men, from the time the several companies thereof arrived at San Antonio, the place of rendeztv voiis, until they were mustered out of service, and the usual

pay and travelling allowances from the tijne they left their homes until they reached San Antonio, and from the places where they were mustered out of service until they reached their homes; and the companies of Captains Smith and Hi"i until they refused to be mustered out of service,, or were disTobe paid also banded by their respective captains; and also that he cause to [hre,n0for*v.1antbo5f be Paid t0 the said regiment the full value of all horses which forage. he shall be satisfied were lost by them for want of forage, du

l'roviio. ring the periods here-in specified: Provided. That nothing 0 the act approved second March, eighteen hundred and fortyseven, entitled "An act to amend an act to provide for the payment of horses and other property lost and destroyed in the military service of the United States," approved eighteenth January, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, shall be construed to regive the proviso to the second section of the act approved the fifteenth of June, eighteen hundred and fortyfour, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the payment of horses lost by the Missouri volunteers in the Florida war:" Provided,also, That all horses belonging to volunteers, lo^!jnhotTMvoiuS which were lost in the Gulf of Mexico, since the thirteenth teers,which were May, eighteen hundred and forty-six, by being thrown over- Doa°rd "n theGuu board or otherwise, shall be paid for in the same manner as is J^^fi00 provided for the payment of other lost horses in this act. uso to be paid for Approved June 16, 1848. •

[No. 10.] A RESOLUTION in favor of David Shaw and Solomon T. Corser.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates of America in Congress assembled, That Ti» Postmaster

Lw-* i rf-M i i ii , • i i i ' General to exam

the Postmaster General be, and hereby is, authorized and re- ine their claim for quired to examine the claim of David Shaw and Solomon JE? n"ul ter' T. Corser, contractors for carrying the mail on route number ^ne amount »■

- <• i J • ■»«• • 1 • certained to be

four, trom Portland to Augusta, in Maine, and ascertain due them, if any. whether any sum of money is justly and equitably due them ^revenu^'of for any more expensive service performed by them on said theF'aDeptroute than was required or contemplated by their contract; and if it shall be found that any sum of money is due them as aforesaid, then that he ascertain the amount thereof, and pay the same out of the revenues of the Post Office Department: Provided, That in no event shall a greater sum than ^w"TM'TM three thousand dollars be allowed and paid on the claim allowed than aforesaid. m Approved June 26,1848.

[No. II.] A RESOLUTION to explain an act passed twenty-fourth June, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, entitled "An act for the relief of W. B. Slaughter, late Secretary of the Territory of Wisconsin."

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the words "late Secretary of the Treasury of Wisconsin," where rrVall^of'wS." the same occur in the act entitled "An act for the relief of W. f0Twf reief,"o B. Slaughter, late Secretary of the Territory of Wisconsin," ^tfscJ,CIte°ta'^B0nt approved June twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and forty- the Tmitory oi eight, be taken to mean, "late Secretary of the Territory of w' cu ,i,! Wisconsin;" and that the said act be construed and executed accordingly.

Approved June 2S, 1848.

The words "late Secretary of the

[No. 12 ] A RESOLUTION authorizing; the presentation to the government el France of a scries of ihe standard weights and measures of the United State*, and for other purposes.

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Resolved by the Senate and Hovse of Representatives i A series of the the United States of America in Congress assembled, Tha SSdneii«eiSl,i"f the Secretary of State be directed to furnish to Alexandre Vat. the u. s. to be temare one complete series of the standard weights and mea

presented to the '* • , « • /- n 3

government of sures of the United States, now in the Department of ©late, •* tatonChook»"ioCbe be presented to the government of France; and that he furnish SttiMmthl t0 'he Joint Committee on the Library twenty-five copies of Library, for pur- the revolutionary archives, and an equal number of copies of Loral exchange"' Little and Brown's edition of the Laws of the United States, to be disposed of by them for the purposes of international exchange.

Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That seven copies o( i the works of the exploring expedition now published, and an equal number of such of the works of the same as may hereatter be published, be placed at the disposal of the Joint Library Committee of Congress for the purposes of international exchange.

Approved June 30, IS48.

[No. 13.] A JOINT RESOLUTION relative to evidence in application for

pensions.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of Evidence that the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to enabie"iheCwid! >n cases where a pension may have been granted to any ow of a revoiu- officer or soldier of the Revolution in his lifetime, the evidence

tionary omcer or . - , « . a ■ . i r

soldier to obtain a upon which such pension was granted shall be conclusive ot pennon. tRe servjce 0f suc|j officer or soldier in the application of any

widow, or woman who may have been the widow, of such officer or soldier, for a pension; and upon proof by her that she was married to any such officer or soldier prior to January first, seventeen hundred and ninety-four, and that she is a widow, she shall thereupon be placed upon the pension rolls at the same rate that such officer or soldier received during his lifetime.

Approved July 1, 1848.

[No. 14.] A RESOLUTION in relation to the naval pension of John McGarr.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the. amoum of"1 en* &n**ed States.of America in Congress assentbled, Thai the >ionU«hic°h »baii Secretary of the JNavy be, and he hereby is, authorized to pay book"toCbe d'ue to Catharine McGarr, wife of John McGarr, a naval pensioner, Sot caUikdforabd TMe aniount °f pension which shall appear on the books to be him" "y due to him, and not called for by him or any one duly authorized by him.

Approved July 5, 1848.

[No. 15.] JOJNT RESOLUTION disposing of two brass field-pieces captured at the battle of Bennington, in seventeen hundred and seventy-seven. * t Resolved, by the Senate and Souse of Representatives of tlie ., United States of America in Congress assembled, That two Two brass Eeid brass field-pieces, captured from the enemy at the battle of £tCbait?ePo'lrBt" Benniugion, in the State of Vermont, in seventeen hundred nington in 1777,

. ° , .' - . J,; i ~ to be well mount.

and.seventy seven, now in the possession of the United States, ed and deiwered be immediately well mounted, under the direction of the Secre- Ofveraom,emor lary of War, and delivered to the governor of the State of Vermout, to be hereafter holden as the property of said State. Approved July 10, 184St

[So. 16} JOINT RESOLUTION to change the location of a light-house on lake Superior, in the State of Michigan.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United Slates of America in Congress assembled, That the site of the light

Secretary of the Treasury be, and hereby is, authorized (if he byTe^c^oTM

deem it expedient) to change the site of the light house au- 'nibor!

thorized by the act of March third, eighteen hundred and forty- late superior, to

seven, to be constructed at. Copper Harbor, Fort Wilkins, lake ^monTfSta!.'"

Superior, in the State of Michigan, to a more suitable place on on sajd

said lake: Provided*, Such change shall not increase the cost pr,TjS0.
of construction so as to exceed the appropriation made for
such purpose by said act.

Approved July 10, 1848.

[No. 17.] A JOINT RESOLUTION extending the time for the erection of certain light-houses.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sums approso much of the sixteenth section of the act approved March 0TM£d n°0r, third, seventeen hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act c"?fidut°dtte11'nntj; making further provision for the support of public credit and two yean afte.for iheredemption of the public debt," as requires that sums 0r the'iegSu're remaining unexpended for two years after the year of appro- whk°h'sJdairht> prialion shall be carried to the account of the surplus fund, houses are to be shall not apply to the act approved March third, eighteen located' hundred and forty-seven, entitled "An • act authorizing the erection of certain light houses, and for other purposes," until two years after the first meeting of the legislature of those States in which said light houses are to be located.

Approved July 25, 1848. •

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