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[Nc. 9.]—JOINT RESOLUTION concerning the settlement of the
of William Speiden, purser in the navy of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Thai Accounting of-the accounting officers of the treasury, under the direction of sunr'to sSuehw 'he Secretary of the Navy, be, and they are hereby, authorized n htonw!u>crthe10 8ettle 'he accounts of William Speiden, purser in the navy amount of «uch of the United Stales, and to credit him with such portion of E^ores/money theamount of the provisions,clothing,small store's, and money, with *heWi'o'J<or and such other things as belong appropriately to the custody of PfJocif' vc"el me Purser's department, with which he stands charged on the "c"' books of the Fourth Auditor of the Treasury, as they shall be

satisfied was inevitably lost with the loss of the United States vessel Peacock, at the mouth of the Columbia river, in eighteen hundred and forty-one; and that he be fully exonerated, by such credit, from all liability on account of the provisions, clothing, small stores, money, and any other articles with which he stands charged, proved to have been lost on board said vessel.

Approved February 26,1849.

[No. 10 ]—JOINT RESOLUTION for the distribution of the Official Register, 'or Blue Book, among the several States.

Whereas a number of copies of the Official Register,, or Blue Book, are now deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, subject to the order of Congress; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of tht United States of America in Congress assembled, That a full Surplus copi« set of one for each year, or so far as is practicable, be furnished

of the Blue Book , . , . „ J ,., . \ ,' o. .

to be distributed to each of the State libraries; and where there are no state rs?s5tes* libraries, to be deposited in the office of the Secretary of Slate,

and that the Secretary of State be requested to have the same

transmitted to them.

Approved March 2,1849.

[No. 11.]—JOINT RESOLUTION directing that the Government of Russia be supplied with certain volumes of the Narrative of the Exploring Expedition, in lieu of those which were lost at sea, and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Twoeo e«ad '''3rar'an °f Congress be, and is hereby, directed to procure and diuonaiCo?TOi».« deliver to the Secretary of Slate two copies of volumes six and ^toSSSESi seven of llie Narrative of the Exploring Expedition under CapdeIiivered,nio,°iheta'11 ^'"*es > aRd me Secretary of State is hereby directed to Government of deliver them to the Government of Russia, in lieu of those hereBuua. tofore delivered, which were lost at sea on their passage to Rus

sia; and that the cost of the same be paid out of the funds heretofore appropriated to the publication of the works of the Exploring Expedition.

Skc. 2. And be it further resolved, That the librarian of "»« ofmpJ25 Congress deliver one copy of the works of the Exploring Expe- works to be predition, a? they shall be completed, to the Secretary of State, emmemoTE^ to be presented by him to the Government of Ecuadoi. dor

Approved March 2,1849.

[No. 12.]—A RESOLUTION authorizing the Secretary of War to furnish arms and ammunition to persons emigrating to the Territories of Oregon, California, and New Mexico.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That the of'w!;r^ef1^2 Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized, at h is dis- arms and ammucretion, and having due regard to the necessities of the public to°caWb£ service, to furnish to such persons as may apply for the same,1'" and who design to emigrate to the Territories either of Oregon, California, or New Mexico, such arms and ammunition, from the army stores, as they may require to arm themselves for such expedition: Provided. That the arms and ammunition so fur- provisoes nished shall not exceed a supply sufficient to arm and equip each person of such expedition: And provided, further, That before the same are delivered, the actual cost to the Government of such arms and ammunition shall first be paid to the United States; and that the Secretary of War shall be satisfied that the persons so applying really and bona fide design them for the use aforesaid.

Approved March 2, 1849.

Ke. 13 —A RESOLUTION to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to make an equitable settlement with the sureties of Robert T. Lytle, late Surreyor General of the district of Ohio.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the secretary or u» Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to anTq"XST?«imake an equitable settlement with the sureties of Robert T. ,„TMJ"B Lytle, late Surveyor General of the district of Ohio, as heLytie, fcc. shall, under the circumstances, deem just, and on their paying such sum as after said settlement may be due to discharge said sureties from further liability, or on securing to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury such balance, to give such further time for the payment of the same as he may deem advisable.

Approved March 2, 1849.

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[No. 14.]—JOINT RESOLUTION relative to evidence in applications for pensions by widows of deceased soldiers, under the act of July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and forty-eight*

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in eoniideredn a" aPPncal'onar pensions by the widows of deceased soldiers, factory evidence under (he act of July twenty-first, eighteen hundred and fortycenair.icl,widno^ e'ght> the returns on the rolls of the disease of which the solforpcmioM. dier died, and the official opinion of the Surgeon General founded thereon, that from the nature of the disease it was contracted while the soldier was in the line of his duty, shall be considered satisfactory evidence thereof without the proof now required at the Pension office; and that it shall be the duty of the Commissioner of Pensions, in all cases of application for pensions under said act, to apply to the proper officers for said evidence, without requiring the applicant to furnish the same. Approved March 3,1849.

[No. 15.]-JOINT RESOLUTION granting to the Secretary of the Treasury further tirhe to make the report concerning the sale and entry of certain lands in Cincinnati.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representives of the _ „. . . United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That the granted to secre- secretary of the Treasury have until the next session of Lonto^makIr"9(lorrJi gress to make the report required of him by the joint resolution ofniand»natc!n-10 prohibit the sale at private entry of certain lands in Cincinnati, Ohio, approved March third, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven. Approved March 3,1849.

[No. 16.]-JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the Secretary of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives to subscribe for a thousand copies of a further publication of the debates and proceedings of Congress, and lot other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 8ub«cri|>uonon Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of RepresVnaEri Hou« sentalives are hereby authorized to subscribe, under the direcor Rcpre.cuta. tjon 0f tne j0jnt Library Committee, on behalf of Congress,

lives fur 1,000 - , . , ,. ,v»

copies of journal tor one thousand copies of the debates and proceedings of donor Debates, &c, - r

from 1st to 4th

, from the termination of the first Congress, where the coogreM amhor- present publication stops, until the end of the fourth Congress, the same having been compiled and ready for the press; and joint commit- 'hat the Joint Library Committee be directed to examine any "'to" repoLrtbTMn ^mmer compilation of such debates and proceedings from the the propriety of end of the fourth Congress until the commencement of the subscription for Register of Debates, already published, from eighteen hundred sijd'oeba'tTM,fc? arm twenty-four; and that such committee report, from time to time, upon the propriety of subscribing for such continuation; and that one copy of such debates and proceedings be furnished

each member of the present Congress, and the residue be deposited in the library of Congress, subject to the further order of Congress.

Appioved March 3,1849.

[No. 17.1—JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of pursers in the navy, as to expenditures made in pursuance of orders during the war with Mexico, and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the XJnited States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury are authorized and directed fiCere*0to" to credit pursers of the navy with payments made bv them for pvTM6" for c«

1 , .... . * ». * , . , , 1 . i tain paymcnU

carrying on hostilities against Mexico, during the late war with mudo during u* that Republic, whether the expenditures were made on land Mexicaawaror water: Provided, That said payment shall have been made provide*, under orders of the naval officer in command, and approved by the Secretary of the Navy: And provided, That satisfactory vouchers are produced to establish such payments.

Sec. 2. And be it further-resolved, That every disburse- JS^TM?^ ment of public moneys, or disposal of public stores, made by commanding oforder of any commanding officer of the navy, which shall be mbc^uowcdasd objected to by the accounting officers of the Treasury in the credite<1settlement of the accounts of any disbursing officer, shall, nevertheless, be allowed to such disbursing officer, and the commanding officer, by whose order such disbursement or disposal was made, shall be held accountable for the same: Pro- Proviw.; vided, That satisfactory evidence of such order, and of the payment of public moneys or disposal of public stores under the same, shall be produced. Approved March 3,1849.

[No. 18.]—A RESOLUTION to fix the meaning of the second section of an act for changing the location of the land office in the Chippewa land district, and establishing an additional land district in the State of Wisconsin.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the word "territory," in the second section of the act entitled "An rf The worthieract for changing the location of the land office in the Chippewa herein referred land district, and establishing an additional land district in the J&JJ Jj J0£ Slate of Wisconsin," appioved at the present session of Con- "">»' gress, be construed to be and mean "State."

Approved March 3,1849.

[No. 19.]-JOINT RESOLUTION for the purchase of copies of the General
Navy Register and Laws.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Americain Congress assembled, That that the Secretary of the Navy be instrucled to purchase and pay, out of the contingent fund of his department, for a sufficient num- berof the Gene ber of copies of Mechlin and Winder's General Navy Register ral N vv

Purchase or a Burncient numand Laws, to supply one copy to each commissioned officer now in the naval service; and that the work be distributed to to such officers: Provided, however, That the cost shall nol exceed three dollars per copy. Approved March 3,1849.

[No. 20.]—A RESOLUTION relative to the public printing.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress assembled, That the ^How^aeCTunu Secretary of the Senate, and the Clerk of the House, and the of Congress shall clerk of the Joint Committee on Printing, jointly be, and they inmdi!pt».hereby are, authorized and empowered to examine, audit, and pass upon all accounts for printing, to make a pro rata reduction in the compensation allowed, or to refuse the work altogether, should it be inferior to the standard, and in all lhing3 to possess the same power over the public printing as is conferred upon the Joint Committee on Printing by the joint resolution approved August 3,1846: Provided, That the authority hereby conferred shall only be exercised during the next recesy of Congress, and shall cease at the commencement of the next session of Congress.

Approved March 3, 1849.

[No. 21.]—A RESOLUTION respecting the claims of A. 8. 4. A. W. Baaoa.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the \ United States of America in Congress assembled, That

Theira«ounu tne Secretary of the Navy be, and is hereby, authorized to to be adjusted adjust and settle, upon principles of equity and justice, the

and settled upon ■ J. , . a ,' . r,„ C, ■ » ..*■'- J j

principles or jus- claims of A. o. & A. VV. Benson, arising out of contracts made «ee sad equity. wj,n tne Navy Department for the transportation of naval stores to the Pacific.

Approved March 3,1849.

, [No. 22.]— JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of George R Smith.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General pay to George R. Smith, of Missouri, Tobepaid$78o the sum of seven hundred and eighty dollars as full compensamairTrTTou'tc-s tion for carrying the mail, once per week oflener than originally fTML lath A^g°; contracted by him, on routes forty-six hundred and sixty-five JJJ*.to 1st July] and forty-six hundred and seventy, from the fifteenth day of August, eighteen hundred and forty-four, until the first day of July, eighteen hundred and forty-six. Approved March 3, 1849.

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