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hundred and forty-seven, and continuing during her natural

life.

Approved May 29, 1848.

CHAP. S3 —AN" ACT to provide for the purchase of the manuscript papers *f the late James Madison, former Pesident of the United Slated.

[sec. I.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asmbkd, That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars be, and rr^TV1,pu°' the same is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the {'1"erch"e,utif1Sh°!i treasury not otherwise appropriated, to purchase of Mrs, L). P. manuscripts'5 of Madison, widow of the late James Madison, formerly Presi- Stalin. Jimt" deatof the United States, all the unpublished manuscript papers of the said James Madison now belonging to and in her possession; and upon delivery thereof to the Secretary of State, with a proper conveyance of title to the United States, the said sum of money, upon the certificate of the Secretary of State of the delivery anil conveyance of said papers, shall be paid at the treasury, agreeably to the wishes of the said Mrs. Madisou, and in the manner following, namely: five Manner jn thousand dollars of said sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ttoh|1(fb0a*5 to be paid to her; and the residue of twenty thousand to to Mrs. Madison. James Buchanan, now Secretary of State, John Y. Mason, i Secretary of the Navy, and Richard Smith, esq., of Washington city, to be held, put out to interest, vested in stocks, or otherwise managed and disposed of by them, or the survivor or survivors of them, as trustees for the said Mrs. Madison, according to their-best discretion and her best advantage—ihc interest or profit arising from the said principal sum to be paid over to her as the same accrues—the said principal sum to be and remain inalienable during her lifetime, as a permanent fund for her maintenance, but subject to be disposed of as she may please by her last will and testament. Approved May 31, 1848.

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CHAP. 54—AN ACT making appropriations for the support of the Military Aaa>my for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred ioi forty-nine.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asttmbkd, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,; for the support of the Military Academy for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and foity-nine: ..i , ,:. (,

For pay of officers, instructors, cadets, and musicians, sev- rr enty-uine thousand seven hundred and sixty-four dollars.

crs.

For commutation of subsistence, five thousand six hundred and twenty-one dollars. vongc. For forage for officers' horses, four thousand five hundred

and twelve dollars, clothing. For clothing for officers' servants, four hundred and twen

ty dollars.

incidental and For repairs and improvements; fuel and apparatus; forage "for public horses and oxen; stationery, printing, and other incidental and contingent expenses, thirty thousand one hundred and fifty-five dollars. Library. For the increase and expenses of the library, one thousand

five hundred dollars. Board of visit- por expenses of the board of visiters, two thousand dollars.

Barracks. For barracks for cadets, seventeen thousand five hundred dollars.

Board of viiit- For expenses of the board of visiters, for the year ending the thirtieth of June, one thousand eight hundred and fortyeight, two thousand dollars, . Approved May 31, 1848.

CHAP. 55.—AN ACT concerning Spanish steam

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asSpanish and sembled, That all laws now in force exacting higher duties on vesteirt placed on Spanish steam-vessels arriving in the United States than fect0?ecipro°cfityer" are exacted on steam-vessels of the United States arriving at Havana, or any other port in the island of" Cuba, be suspended, so as to place the said steam-vessels on a footing of perfect reciprocity, the suspension to continue so long as such reeiprocily shall be thereby secured, or until otherwise provided for by law.

Higher duties Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any higher durrfntow°h£urmay ues t*iatl those before mentioned shall have been, or shall be, have i>ecn paid by paid by any Spanish steamer arriving in the United States brrefunS' ',t0 on or after the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to refund the same. , Approved May 31,1848.

CHAP. 56.—AN ACT for the relief of Edward Bolon.

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him (or «pen«es sentatives of the Untied (states of America m Congress asp£7toTMicTM sembled, That' the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is sonersoftheifai- hereby, authorized and directed to pay, or cause to be paid, to ted statei. Edward Bolon, of Florida, or his legal representatives, eleven hundred and seventy-four dollars, as reimbursement of ex

peases and compensation for services in keeping two prisoners
of the United States, named Passmore, in the jail of Calhoun
county, Florida; the same to be paid out of any money in
thetieasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved May 31,' 1848.

CHAP. 57.—AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Brownell.

[sec. I.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- .„ ',

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twofcrf, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury lowed in the »*lie hereby directed to allow to Thomas Brownell, in the ^nu, "iJl^i settlement of his accounts, the sum of fifty dollars and sixty- JJJfJgJJgJf three cents, being the amount paid by him while in command vicei rendered » of the naval station at Sacket's Harbor, for medical services men'of &vJSi rendered to the officers and seamen attached to that station. s,a,e*Approved May 31, 1848.

CHAP. 58.—AN ACT for tho relief of Samuel W. Bell, a native of the Cherokee nation.

[sec. l.J Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represnlatives of the United States of America in Congress asambled, That the Secretary of War pay to Samuel VV. Bell, rfTwi,Se^ a native of the Cherokee nation of Indians, out of any money ^"'e^"""'^ in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, his expenses in- ourred in going curred in going to and returning irom Florida, in the year from^ToriiT'm eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and such daily pay for 1837'he urne he was engaged on such mission, up to the lime of his return to the Cherokee nation, as was paid to Richard Fields for similar services.

Approved May 31,1848.

CHAP. 50.—AN ACT for the relief of Reynolds May.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress as>embUd, That Reynolds May, of the State of Arkansas, be, J^lTM*^* and he hereby is, released and discharged from the payment charged from the °l a judgment obtained against him by the United States in judgment obtain"he district court for the district of Arkansas, in the year eigh- suuf. teen hundred and forty-six, on his recognizance for five hunted dollars, and from the payment of all costs and expenses attending the same.

Approved May 31,1848.

CHAP. 60.—AN ACT to refund money for expenses incurred, subsistence or transportation furnished, for the use of volunteers during the present war, be, fore being mustered into the service of the United States.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprev vhions of sentat'ves °f tne United Stales of America in Congress asjoin't>11re0!oiutioCn semblcd, That the provisions of the joint resolution approved MtemM.oMw March third, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, entitled " A embrace aii ex- resolution to refund money to the States which have supplied.

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incurred for vol- volunteers and furnished them transportation during the tTc'fr^cins^uj0- present war, before being mustered and received into the sertcred into service. vjce 0f the United States," be, and the same are hereby, extended, so as to embrace all cases of expenses heretofore incurred in organizing, subsisting, and transporting volunteers, previous to their being mustered and received into the service of the United States for the present war, whether by States, counties, corporations, or individuals, either acting with or Proviso. ^ without the authority of any States: Provided, however, That proof shall be made, to the satisfaction of the Secretary of War, of the amount thus expended, and that the same was necessary and proper for the troops aforesaid. Appropriation. Sjbc. 2. And be it further enacted, That an amount sufficient to refund said expenses so incurred be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. S. And be it further enacted, That, in refunding moneys under this act, and the resolution which it amends, it shall be lawful to pay interest at the rate of six per centum per annum on all sums advance by States, corporations, or individuals, in all cases where the State, corporation, or individual paid or lost the interest, or is liable to pay it. Approved June 2, 1818.

Interest allowed in certain esses.

CHAP. 61.—AN ACT in explanation of an act entitled "An act to appropriate the proceeds of the public lands, and to grant pre-emption rights."

[skc. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreManncr in sen^ives °f United States of America in Congress aswhichthcnhEec. sembled, That the fifth section of the act entitled " An act to 4tn° "k'ptomberf appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and priatc'the,ppTM- t0 grant pre-emption rights," approved on the fourth day'of ceed. of the saie« September, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one, shall £Lis!'!e&cf shall be so "construed as to suspend only such portions of said act t>e construed. as precede said fifth section, (relative to the distribution of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands,) that being hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning of said fifth, section of the act aforesaid. Approved June 13,1848.

CHAP. 62—AN ACT for the relief of Fernando Fellanny.

[sec. 1.] Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates of America in Congress as- A pe^,,,, of sembled, That the Secretary of War cause the name of Fer- pjjr a"0"nando Fellanny to be placed upon the pension roll, under the act providing pensions for persons disabled by wounds in the military service of the United States, at the rate of eight dollars per month during his natural life, to commence on the twenty-third day of December, eighteen hundred and forty-six.

Approved June 13, 1843.

CHAP. 03.—AN ACT for the relief of Jonea and Boker.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- $1100tobe ajd sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is them m°fuiirfor hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Jones and Boker, of 2|{,rt d^tJ^ Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, the sum of eleven ^ thero'wfleli hundred dollars, out of any moneys in the treasury not other- were .teien,««. wise appropriated, in full satisfaction of their claim for eight treasury notes, of which they were the lawful owners, and which were abstracted and stolen from the mail at the post office at Fayetteville, in the State of Arkansas: one of five hundred dollars, five of one hundred dollars each, and two of fifty dollars each; and, for a more particular description of said notes, reference may be had to the report accompanying this bill; and which said notes, after being altered and forged, were by some person unknown presented to and redeemed by the Bank of America, as the fiscal agent of the United States.

Approved June 13,1848.

CHAP. 64.—AN ACT for the relief of Richard Bloss and others.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as- The S(icrete sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he IS of the Treasury hereby, authorized, after ascertaining and deducting all the ^"°SSf costs, charges, and expenses incurred by the United States JJJgJJJ, *„}ffi in and about the arrest, detention, and commitment of zances for the apThaddeus P. Haskell, to the custody of the marshal of the ESSTrtJ'a* United States for the northern district of the State of New g^J^g^^.co***York, in October, eighteen hundred and ferty-five, on a charge for passing counterfeit money, to repay to the bail of said Thaddeus, Richard Bloss, and others, the amount paid by them on the forfeited recognizance and bond for the appearance of said Thaddeus; the said Thaddeus having since

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