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CHAP. 97.—AN ACT for the relief of RusaeD Goes.
[sec. I.} Be it enacted by the Senate and House of BepreA pension of tentative* of the United States of America in Congress asmiSnth'lul!5Kwed sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, him. authorized and directed to place the name of Russell Goss, of
the State of Tennessee., on the roll of invalid pensioners, and
SHAP. 98.—AN ACT making appropriations for the service of the Post Office
[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums of money be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for the service of the Post Office Department for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, out of any moneys in the treasury arising from the revenues of the said department, in conformity to the act of the second of July, eighteen hundred and thirty six, namely: ofmaiiMI,:>rtation For tne transportation of the mails within the United States, two million four hundred and ninety-five thousand seven hundred dollars; Transportation F0r transportation of the mails between Charleston, South
of mail by steam- in 1 r It Tzt ■■• a
ship*. Carolina, and Havana, by way of Key West, calling at Sa
vannah, under the contract made with M. C. Mordecai, fifty thousand dollars. And for transportation of the mail by said line, or by other steamers, to such other places on the coast of
• Florida as the Postmaster General may deem practicable and expedient, five thousand dollars;
For transportation by steamships between New York and Bremen, according to the contract with Edward Mills, authorized by the " Act to provide for the transportation of the mail between the United States and foreign countries," approved March third, eighteen hundred and forty-five, four hundred thousand dollars; compensation For compensation to postmasters, one million seventy five toPo.tma8t*r,. thousand-dollars;
ship, steamboat, For ship, steamboat, and way letters, twenty-five thousand
and way letters. dollars;
wrapping pa- For wrapping paper, eighteen thousand dollars; poiioefurniture. For office furniture, (in the offices of postmasters,) three thousand dollars; Advertuing. For advertising, thirty-five thousand dollars; Mail bags. For mail bags, twenty-five thousand dollars;
Blanks. For blanks, eighteen thousand dollars;
For mail locks, keys, and stamps, five thousand dollars;
For the detection and prevention of mail depredations, and for special agents, twelve thousand dollars;
For clerks for offices, (in the offices of postmasters,) two hundred and thirty thousand dollars;
For miscellaneous, fifty-five thousand dollars;
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case the revenues of the department, referred to in the first section of this act, shall prove insufficient to meet the foregoing appropriarions, then any deficiency that may thus arise shall be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved July 10, 1S4S.
Mail locks, Sic.
Mail depredations and fecial BgenU.
If the revenues of the department shall prove insufficient, the deficiency ehall he supplied from the treasury.
CHAP. 99.—AN ACT to extend the provisions of existing pension laws to enlisted men of the ordnance corps of the United Stales army.
[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asseni- „ ,. .
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bled, That the acts of Congress granting pensions to sol- the ordnance diers disabled by wounds or otherwise while in the line of ued ^o'0pension
their duty in public service, shall be construed to apply to whe? <u»»i>ieJ «»
the enlisted men of the ordnance department who have been Provisions of or may be disabled, in the same manner as to non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates of other
corps of the army, subject to the limitation that in no such corps ■ and case shall the pension exceed the rate of eight dollars per month.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That those enlisted Bounty lands
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men of the ordnance department who have served or may who have serve* serve in Mexico during the war with that country, shall be entitled to, and shall receive, the same bounty in land as is or may be allowed by law to other regular troops in the service of the United States, and under like limitations and restrictions.
Approved July 10,184S.
certain pension laws extended to enlisted men of the ordnance
CHAP. 100 AN ACT to re-establish the collection district of Brunswick, in
the State of Georgia.
[sec. 1.] Re it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of'the United States of America in Congress as- a^ct"1 Brai* semblcd, That so much of the act entitled "An act relating wicu re-estabiisuto certain collection districts and for other purposes," ap. * proved June fifteen, eighteen hundred and forty-four.* as • sec vol. 10, p. relates to the collection district of Brunswick, in the State of Georgia, be, and the same is hereby, repealed; and the said district is hereby re-established and restored in all respects as it was before the passage of said act. > Approved July 10, 1848.
CHAP. 101.-AN ACT to extend an act entitled “ An act providing for the adjustment of all suspended prp-emption land claims in the several States and Territories," approved third Angust, eighteen hundred and forty-six.
justment of sus.
(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreAct for the ad sentatives of the United States of America in Congress aspen led pre-emp. sembled, That the power and jurisdiction given to the Comco:inued till så missioner of the General Land Office by the act of the third August, 1919. of August, eighteen hundred and forty-six, entitled “ An act
providing for the adjustment of all suspended pre-emption. land claims in the several States and Territories,” shall con. tinue and remain in force until the third day of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine.
Approved July 17, 1848.
CHAP. 102.--AN ACT to amend an act anproved the twenty-fourth of May.
eighteen hundred and twenty-four, entitled “ An act supplementary to an act approved on the third day of March, one thousand eighi hundred and nine
teen, entitled 'An act providing for the correction of errors in making entries * See vol. 7, p. of land at the land offices." "* 275.
(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep.
resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asProvision re." quiring applica: sembled, That so much of the act to which this act is amendtions to be made within
"six atory as provides that the application for the correction of an
six months repealed. error of entry shall be made within six months after the date
of such erroneous entry, be, and the same is hereby, repealed. · Approved July 17, 1818.
CHAP. 103.AV ACT to confirm to the legal representatives of Joseph Du
laillis the location of a certain New Madrid certificate.
· [Sec. 1.) Be it enactıd by the Senate and House of Repre. Location under sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. a new Madrid sembled, That the location by the legal representatives or ascertificate con
signee of Joseph Dutaillis, under a New Madrid certificate, numbered fifty-two, (52,) of the south half of section eighteen,
in township forty nine north, range nine west, in the State of Patent to issue. Missouri, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed, and a patent
njay issue therefor as in other cases.
Approved July 17, 1848.
CHAP. 104.-AN ACT to amend an art entitled "An act supplemental to an aci puted. An act providing for the proseruition of the existing war between the United States and the republic of Mexico,'” and for other pusposes.
army to be re.
the number of
rals to two, at the close of the Wal.
close of the war.
(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senale and, House of Repre. seututires of the United States of America in Congress (s. Repeal or pro.
visions of the act sembled, That the proviso of ihe first section of an act ap- of loth June, 184), prored the eighteenth day of June, one thousand eight hun number of major dred and forty-six, in the following words : " That when the generals in the Tar with Mexico shall be terminated by a definitive treaty of duced to one, and peace, duly concluded and ratified, the nuinber of major gen. brigadier enp. erals in the army shall be reduced to one, and the number of brigadier generals shall be reduced to two; and the Presi. dent of the United States is authorized and directed to select from the whole number which may then be in office, without regard to the date of their commissions, the number to be re, tained, and cause the remainder to be discharged from the service of the United States," be, and the same is bereby, re pealed : Provider, That no vacancy happening in the grade Proviso. of general officer shall be filled up until the number is reduced to one major general and two brigadier generals. Sec. 2. And be it further enarted, That so much of the So much of the
existing lanes as existing laws as require the discharge, at the close of the war require the visa with Mexico, of one addi'ional major to each of the regiments
charge, at the of dragoons, artillery, infantry, and riflemen in the army of of the additional the United States, who were appointed or promoted under the third section of the act passed on the eleventh day of Februa: rp, one thousand eight hundred and forty severi, entitled “ An act to raise for a limited time an additional military force, and for other purposes," be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
Sec. 3. And be it further pracied, That so much of said Repeal of the act, passed on the eleventh of February, one thou-and eight ing the discharye
of additional sur. hundred and forty-seven, as reqnires the discharge, at the close of the war with Mexico, of two additional surgeons and surgcons. twelve additional assistant surgeons, as authorized by the ant quartermaseighth section of said act; four quartermasters and ten as jutants general, sistant quartermasters, as authorized by the tenth section of deputy..pamas: said act; and so much of the act of the third of March, cianis. eighleen hundred and forty-seven, as requires the discharge, ai the close of the war with Mexico, of an assistant adjutant general, with the rank, pay, &c., of a lieutenant colonel of cavalry, and two assistant adjutants general, with the brevet rank, pay, &c., of a captain of cavalry, as authorized by the second section of the said act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven; and the two deputy paymasters, as authorized by the twelfth section of the last mentioned act, the two principal musicians allowed to each regiment of artil. lery by the eighteenth section of the said last mentioned act, be, and the same is hereby, repealed : Provided, That no Proviso vacancy happening under the provisions so repealed shall be filled up until further authorized by law : And provided furlher, That the ten additional paymasters, appointed in virtue of the said foregoing act of the ihird of March eighteen hun.
provisions require the old ermy who
ters, assistant all
ters, and musi
dred and forty-seven, shall be retained in service until the
fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and forty-nine. Officers of the Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That all the officers of received appoint. the old arıny who received appointments in any of the addi. ments in the new tional regim uts raised for the war with Mexico shall be re. ed to their former stored to their former regiments or corps, and rank as addiTegiments
tional officers of the respective grades to which they would have succeeded, and to which they shall now succeed, in virtue of their firmer cominission : Provided, That such of. ficers so restored shall be appointed by the President, by and with ihe advice and consent of the Senate: And provided, That the next vacancy happening in such grade of such regiment or corps to which they succeed shall not be
filled. Three months' Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That the officers, non
commissioned officers, musicians, and privates engaged in the military service of the United States in the war with Mexico, and who served out the term of their engagement, or have been or may be honorably discharged - and first to the widows, second to the children, third to the parents, and fourth to'the brothers and sisters of such who have been killed in battle, or who died in service, or who, having been honorably discharged, have since died, or may hereafter die, without re. cieving the three months' pay herein provided for-shall be en: titled to receive three months' extra pay: Provided, That this provision of this fifth section shall only apply to those who have been in actual service during the war.
Approved July 19, 1848.
CHAP. 105.-AN ACT making appropriations for certain fortifications of the
United States, for the year ending the thirtieih of June, one thousand eight hundied and forty-nine.
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentei res of the United States of America in Congress as. seimblerid., That the following sums be, and they are hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the preservation, repairs, and construction of certain fortifications, for the year ending the thirtjeth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and forty
nine : retroit.
For defensive works and barracks near Detroit, fifteen
thousand dollars ; Lake Cham- For fortifications at outlet of lake Champlain, twenty
thousand dollars ; Persolscot river.
river. For.defensive works and barracks at narrows of Penobscot
river, Maine, ten thousand dollars;
For repairs of Fort Preble, Portland harbor, Maine, nine
thousand dollars ; !ort Scammel.
For repairs of Fort Scammel, Portland harbor, Maine, ten thousand dollars;