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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;
For repairs of fortifications on Governor's island, Boston Governor's isharbor, fifteen thousand dollars ;
For Fort Warren, Boston harbor, thirty thousand dollars; Fort Warren.
For Fort Adams, Newport harbor, Rhode Island, twenty F thousand dollars ;
For rebuilding Fort Trumbull, New London, Connecticut, Fort Trumlull. ten thousand dollars ; · For Fort Schuyler, Long Island sound, New York, ten Fort Schuyler. thousand dollars;
For repairs of Fort Wood, and sea-wall of Bedlow's island, Fort Wood. New York, ten thousand dollars ;
For batteries on Soller's Point flats, Baltiniore harbor, fif- Soller's Point teen thousand dollars;
For Fort Monroe, Hampton roads, Virginia, twenty thou- Fort Monroe. sand dollars ;
For preservation of site of Fort Moultrie, Charleston har. Fort Moultrie. bor, South Carolina, ten thousand six hundred dollars;
For dike on Drunken Dick shoal, Charleston harbor, South Drunken Diek Carolina, fifteen thousand dollars ;
For Fort Sumpter, Charleston harbor, South Carolina, Fort Sumpter. twenty thousand dollars ;
For Fort Pulaski, Savannah river, Georgia, eight thousand Fort Pulaski. dollars;
For repairs of Fort Jackson, Savannah river, Georgia, Fort Jackson, twenty thousand dollars;
for Fort McRee, Pensacola harbor, Florida, fifty thousand Fort McRee. dollars ;
For Fort Barancas and barracks thereat, Pensacola hapbor, Fort Barancas. Florida, forty thousand dollars;
For repairs of Fort Morgan, Mobile point, Alabama, twenty Fort Morgan. thousand dollars;
For repairs of battery Bienvenue, Louisiana, three thousand Battery Bienve. dollars :
for repairs of Fort Jackson, Mississippi river, Louisiana, Fort Jackson, five thousand dollars;
For repairs of Fort St. Philip, Mississippi river, Louisiana, Fort St. Philip. twenty thousand dollars;
For Fort Livingston, Grand Terre island, Louisiana, ten Fort Livingston. thousand dollars ;
For fortifications at Key West, Florida, fifty thousand dol- Key West. lars;
For fortifications at Garden Key, Tortugas island, Florida, , Tortugas island, twenty-five thousand dollars;
For protection of Great Brewster island, and security and Great Brewster defence of the principal ship channels into the harbor of Boston, Massachusetts, forty thousand dollars : Provided, That Proviso. To portion of said sum of forty thousand dollars shall be expended for the objects aforesaid, until the United States shall procure a good and valid title to so much of said Great Brewster Island as may be necessary to the construction of the proposed fontifications;
Additional for For additional preservation of the site of Fort Moultrie, in
Charleston harbor, three thousand dollars; Fort Delaware. For Fort Delaware, on the Pea Patch island, Delaware
river, fifty thousand dollars.
Approved July 20, 1848.
CHAP. 106.-AN ACT for the relief of William T. Holland.
Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. To be paid the sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. miltage allowed sembled. That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to William to witnesses in the courts of the T. Holland, out of auy money in the Treasury not otherwise United States from Rio de Janei. appropriated, the mileage allowed by law to witnesses attend.
10, ing the courts of the United States from the city of Rio de
Janeiro, in the empire of Brazil, to the city of Richmond, in
the State of Virginia.
re to Richmond, Virginia.
CHAP. 107.-AN ACT for the relief of Jose Argote Villalobos, Morie Rose,
François Felix, Marquis de Fougeres, or their heirs or legal representatives.
peal from a cer. tain decree of the
to rSeo. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprereinstated sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. on the docket of the Supreme sembled, That Jose Argote Villalobos, Marie Rose, François Court of the Uni ted States an ap
: Felix, Marquis de Fougeres, or their heirs or legal represent. peal from acce: atives, or such thereof as may be deemed to be proper parties superior court of therefor, may, within one year from the passage of this act, the eastern dis. trict of Florida in reinstate, or have reinstated on the docket of the Supreme favor of the Uni. Court of the United States, an appeal to the said Supreme
Court from a certain decree of the superior courtof the district of East Florida, in the late Territory of Florida, rendered on the tenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, in favor of the United States, rejecting a certain claim or grant for certain lands in said State, and said Supreme Court shall have jurisdiction of said appeal, and proceed to hear and determine such appeal, the same as if the appeal heretofore taken and dismissed by said Supreme Court or court of error in the proceedings respecting said appeal by the officers of said superior court had not been irregular, and as if the time limited by law had not elapsed ; it appearing that some of said parties have died, some residents of France, and some minors, and that delay in taking said appeal in due time has been occasioned thereby.
Approved July 20, 1848.
granting half.pay to widows or or
applicable to all
phans of officers, solliers, &c., who
present war with
CHAP. 108.-AN ACT amending the act entitled " An act granting half-pay
to widows or orphans, where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds received in the military service of the United States," in cases of deceased offers and soldiers of the militia and volunteers, passed July fourth, eighleen headred and thirty-six.*
* See vol. 9, p.
519. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatices of the United States of America in Congress as.
Provisions of the sembled, That the provisions of the first section of the act act of July 6, 1946, entitled “ An act granting half pay to widows or orphans, where their husbands and fathers have died of wounds re: phans, &c., made ceived in the military service of the United States, in certain wilows or or. cases, and for other purposes," approved July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall be applicable to all widows and were in the army orphans of officers, pon-commissioned officers, musicians, and during the and soldiers of the army of the United States, who were in "exico. the army or the United States on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and forty six, or at any subsequent period during the present war between the United States and Mexico.
Widows and or. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all widows and
phans herein pro. orpliaus of officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, vided for to re.
ceive the same and privates, whether of the regular army or of volunteers, rate of pensions who have died since the first day of April, one thousand as is provided for eight hundred and forty-six, or who may die during the war with Mexico, from wounds received or from disease contracted while in the line of duty, shall be entitled to the same rate of pension as is provided for in the first section of the beforementioned act, under like limitations and restrictions: Pro. Proviso. rid-d, Said death has occurred, or may hereafter occur, while said officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, or priViltes, were in the service of the United States, and in the line of duty; or while returning to their usual place of resi. deuce in the United States, after having received a discharge upon a surgeon's certificate for disability incurred from wounds received, or disease contracted, while in the line of duty, or while on their march to join the army in Mexico : And provided further, That this act shall not be applicable to the widows and orphans of such officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, or privates, who have not served in MexiCo, or at posts or stations on the borders of Mexico ; except where such officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, or privates, have died while on their march to join the army in Mexico.
Sec. 3. And be it further encled, That all pensions un Pensions under der this act shall be granted under such rules, regulations, restrictions, and limitations as the Secretary of War, with the such rules, &c., approbation of the President of the United States, may pre- of War,may prés scribe.
Approved July 21, 1848.
this act to be granted under
as the Secretary
to the vestry of
enclose and Oc. cupy portions of certain streets.
CHAP. 109.-AN ACT to authorize the sale of a part of: public reservation
numbered thirteen, in the city of Washington, and for other purposes. *
[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa Sale of Por: sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. 19 servation No. 13 sembled, That the Commissioner of Public Buildings in the Washington 'par: city of Washington be, and he is hereby, authorized to sell
to the vestry of Washington parish such portion of the pub. lic reservation of land in the city of Washington, numbered thirteen, called the Hospital Square, as the said vestry may desire to purchase, for the purpose of enlarging the Washington parish burial-ground, not exceeding six acres : Provided, The Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy shall
be of opinion that the said land can be sold without injury l'pon payment to the pubiic service; and, upon payment being made to the
9: said Commissioner for the said "land, at the same price per veyance to be es.. acre which the United States received for the adjoining square
of ground, numbered eleven hundred and fifteen, he shall execute a conveyance therefor to the said vestry, in the same
manner as he now conveys public lands when sold. · Said vestry may Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the vestry of
Washington parish shall have authority to enclose, possess, and occupy so much of Nineteenth street east as passes between square numbered eleven hundred and fifteen, in the city of Washington, (the present burial ground,) and the land proposed by the first section of this act to be sold ; and alsr, with the consent of the corporate anthority of the city of Washington, the said vestry may enclose, possess, and oç. cupy so much of any street or streets as may pass between the said square numbered eleven hundred and fifteen, and any other whole square of ground of which it may become the possessor, for the sole purpose of enlarging the said
burial-ground. And may hold Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the vestry of
Washington parish shall have power to hold and enjoy for. purchase for en; ever any land which it may purchase or possess for the ex.
tension of the Washington parish burial-ground: Provided, The whole quantity shall not exceed thirty acres, anything in any former act to the contrary notwithstanding; and the said vestry may, from time to time, sell or otherwise dispose
of the said ground for the purposes of burial. Government of Sec. 4. And be it further enucled, That the government the United States of the United States shall be entitled to purchase from the to have the right to purchase a por: said vestry, and to occupy as a burial-ground, for members ground for a bü: of Congress and such other members of the United States rial ground for
government as the President shall deem it expedient and gress and public proper to allow, a portion of the land herein before authorized
to be sold, not exceeding one-fourth part thereof, and which portion shall be laid out in some compact form, and at such place as the Secretaries aforesaid shall select: Provided. That the ground so authorized to be purchased and used by the government shall be paid for from time to time, as it is actu. ally used, at the price demanded by the vestry for grave.
and enjoy forever any land it may
members of Con.