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CHAP. 2.—AN ACT for the relief of Reuben Perry and Thomas P. Ligon.

[sec. I.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asThc grcreuiy sembled, That the Secretory of the Treasury be, and he is hereto Mcenain'ti'c by, authorized and directed to ascertain the cost of the stone "rnicclhon""ihe cornice upon the branch mint erected at Charlotte, in the Stale b-haMoii"'n'c*' °'" ^,orm Carolina, under a contract made by the United States aro e, . . October, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, with Reuben Perry and Thomas P. Ligon, and, if he shall find that the Amount found aforesaid stone cornice was substituted by. proper authority, and duetto be pant was ]jeneficja[ l0 (|ie building, shall pay the said cost to tire said Perry and Ligon in full compensation for said stone cornice. Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 3.—AN ACT for the relief of Hugh Riddle.

[Sue. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress asA pennon nf sembled, That the name of Hugh Riddle, of the city and county «e per month ai- 0f Schenectady, and Stale of New York, be placed on the roll

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of invalid pensions, and that the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to pay to (he said Hugh Riddle (he sum of eight dollars per month, to commence on the first day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, during his natural life.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 4.—AN ACT for the relief of Elisha Thoma»on.

[seo. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asAmowed to sembled, That Elisha Thomason is hereby permitted to comuvTnd'purdiMe p'e,e his entry and purchase of the northeast quarter of section ot "and""'" lrac'8'xleen, in township fifteen, range five east, in the land district north of Red river: Provided, however, That said Thomason shall first procure and file with the register of the district the assent, in writing, of (he commissioners of schools, and a majority of the free white adult male inhabitants of the township in which said land lies, to such entry and purchase.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, If such entry and purchase shall be made by said Thomason in pursuance of the seciion aforesaid, then the register of the land office and receiver of public money in said district, under the directions of the Sec-relary of the Treasury, shall select and reserve for the use of schools in said township, other land in the same or adjoining township, of the same exient and quality with those which said Thomason is hereby allowed to enter and purchase as aforesaid. •

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 5.—AN ACT for the relief of Zilpha While.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, au- Her name to b.

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Ihorizecl and directed lo cause the name of Zilpha VV hite, voimionarr pepwidow of William White, of Tolland, Connecticut, to be"0"TM"placed upon the pension list, for six months' services of her husband as a private soldier in the revolutionary war, her pension to commence on the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That said Zilpha White shall be entitled lo the full benefit of all laws which may hereafter be enacted, continuing in force the acts mentioned in lha foregoing section.

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 6.—AN ACT for the relief of Philip J. Fontane.

[sec . 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- , sentatives of the United States of Ajnerica in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Philip J. T° •» P**

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b ontanc, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- balance due hint propriated, one thousand dollars in full for balance due him for m*mi"ukmason work done at Love Key beacon, under a contrucl with the collector of Key West.' >

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 7.—AN ACT for the relief of Eliza A. Mellon.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is hereby required to place A pennon or the name of Eliza A- Mellon, widow of the late Captain Sw^'neT"1* Charles Mellon, who fell at Fort Mellon, in Floiida, upon the pension roll, at the rate of twenty dollars per month, commencing on the eighth day of February, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and continuing during her natural life. < .

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 8.—AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of William E?ana.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- w^ sentatives of the United Slates of America in Congress as- Ev.h», dee d, w sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, £ida_'£7u?n directed lo allow and pay to ihe heirs of William Evans, a reamg*. of penpensioner on the revolutionary invalid pension roll, lha amount ceased.

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of his invalid pension from (he third day of March, eighteen
hundred and twenty-six, to the third day of November, eighteen'
hundred and thirty-six, during which time his said pension was
withheld or discontinued in consequence of his taking the bene-
fit of the act entitled "An act for the relief of certain surviving
officers and soldiers of the army of the Revolution," passed
May 6fteen, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight.
Approved January S, 1849.

CHAP 9 —AN ACT for the relief of Charles Waldron.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates of America in Congress as»i98M to Assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he i3 p" hereby, directed to pay Charles Waldron the sum of one

hundred and ninety-eight dollars and fifty cents, out of any
moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 10.—AN ACT for the relief of Simon Rodrigues.

[spc. 1.1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of America in Congress ascl*ra 10 f sem°led, That the claim of Simon Rodrigues to his ancient land'conflrmed? settlement of four hundred arperis of land, situate in the parish of "St. Tammany, in the State of Louisiana, or to so much thereof as can be located in accordance with the lines of public surveys, and without interference with pre-existing rights, oi grants, or sales by the United States, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed.

If any portion Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any portion of beS"««KVhby the ancient settlement aforesaid shall be covered by pre-existing r7ght"ornp»nt«, rights, or grants, or sales by the United States, the said Simon he »hHii be »i- Rodrigues shall be entitled to enter at the land office of the disother iandsnl!n trict within which the said ancient settlement is situate, such lieu thereof. quantity of laud, not more than equal to such deficit, as he may

select, the same not being covered by a pre-emption right, and

subject to private entry. ancerbyMidCRot; sec" 3' And be itfurlfier enacted, That the acceptance by driguos of this Oct the said Simon Rodrigues, of the provisions of this act, entirerSii^ituftcuon ly, or in part, shall be held as a full satisfaction of his said anof Disclaim.. c,enl claim, as in favor of the United States, as also in favorot

conflicting claimants, if any such there be.
Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 11.—AN ACT for the relief of Archibald Ball and Lemuel S. Finch.

[sec. I.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Ike United Slates of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed to pay, out of any moneys in the treasury not To be paid tor otherwise appropriated, to Archibald Bull the sum of fifteen p^^TXrifr dollars and twenty-five cents, and to Lemuel S. Finch the in for sum of sixty-three dollars and thirty-eiglit cents, being for ser- ■ionfund, vices, Sec, rendered as judge and as sheriff to the United States, to detect a forgery on the pension fund. .

Approved January 8, 1849.

CHAP. 12.—AN ACT for the relief of Colonel Robert Wallace, aid-decamp to General William Hull.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted 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 To t>e paw 4734 hereby, directed to pay to Colonel Robert Wallace, or his legal uonUfi>7h!T""rrepresentative,out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise «mpt^BrU^i^r appropriated, the sum of seven hundred and thirty-four dollars, ^j,TM1 *v>>"»m in full compensation for his services as aid-de camp to Briga- "' dier General William Hull, commencing May first, eighteen hundred and twelve, and continuing for the period of twelve months; and the further sum of one hundred and eighty dollars for one of the horses alleged to have been taken by the enemy at the surrender of General Hull.

Approved January 8,1849.

CHAP. 13.—AN ACT for the relief of Esther Russell.

[sec . 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America hi Congress as- sembled, That the Secretary of War be directed to increase the Pemion orespension of Esther Russell, widow of Philip M. Russell, a sur- ^Lfi"'" ta" geon's male in the army of the Revolution, to such sum as would have been allowed her husband for a service of two years as surgeon's mate during the war of the Revolution, by virtue of an act passed the seventh day of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled "An act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolution;" said pension, so increased, to commence from the fourth day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, and to continue for and during her natural life.

Approved January 8,1849.

CHAP. 14.—AN ACT to extend certain pririleges to the town of

in the State of New York.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate atid House of Reprtsentalives of the United Stales of America in Congress asCertain pririie- sembled, That the President of the United Stales, on the reextended*" uie commendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, be authorized S5"»w?orb 10 extend to the town of Whitehall the same privileges as are conferred on certain ports named in the seventh section of an act entitled "An act allowing drawback upon foreign merchandise exported in the original packages to Chihuahua and Santa Fe, in Mexico, and to the British North American province adjoining the United States," passed third March, eighteen hundred and forty-five, in the manner prescribed by the prori» contained in said section. Approved January 10, 1849.

CHAP 15.—AN ACT for the relief of James B. Darenport.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asTiti« to two sembled, That the titles to two tracts of land, situated in the banned to Km! Par'8n' ^ Moorhouse, and Slate of Louisiana, one containing three hundred and eighty arpenls, being part of a large tract of land commonly known as the Baron de Bastrop grant, which was assigned and set off (o (he said James B. Davenport, in the partition of the real estate of his father, the late Josiali Davenport, deceased, by deed bearing rdate the fourth of March, one thousand eight hundred and ten; the other containing seven hundred and sixty-six acres of land, being part of a large tract commonly known as "The Bell Grove" tract, and which was conveyed by Richard Crampton to the said James B. Davenport, by deed bearing date the twenty-eighth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty, be, and the same are - hereby, confirmed, so far as the United States have title thereto, rroriM. to the said James B. Davenport, his heirs and assigns: Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as in any manner to confirm any part of the said De Bastrop grant, save the «id two tracts, or to affect the rights of third persons in said two tracts hereby confirmed. Approved January 10, 1849.

CHAP. 16.—AN ACT for the lelief of Anthony Beaaee.

[sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprtsentatives of the United States of America in Congress asBurreyor gene- sembled, That the surveyor general of the Slate of Louisiana ^ioctteto hi" is hereby authorized and directed to locate for Anthony Bessee, woaey of pub- in full satisfaction of his six hundred and forty acre confirmed settlement claim, in the parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

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