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sided for more than twenty-five years last past, be, and the Upon payment same is hereby, confirmed and established ; and that upon pay. said land a patent ment being made, or having been made for said land, by said to issue.

Triplett, a patent shall be issued to him : Provided, That all or any previous right acquired, and grants or sales of said land by the United States, shall be, and the same are hereby, expressly saved and reserved from the operation of this act.

Approved August 14, 1848.

Proviso.

CHAP. 186.-AN ACT for the relief of Richard Reynolds.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. A pension of $8 sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, diper booth allow. rected to place upon the pension list of invalid pensioners of

the United States, Corporal Richard Reynolds; and that he be allowed a pension of eight dollars per month, to commence on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-eight.

Approved August 14, 1818.

cd him.

CHAP. 187.-AN ACT granting a pension to John Clark. [Sec. I.j Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA pension of $4 sembled, That there be allowed and paid to John Clark, a solper month allow. dier of the forty-fifth regiment of infantry in the late war with

Great Britain, a pension at the rate of four dollars per month, to commence on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and to continue during his natural life; the said Clark having been severely injured while in the line of his duty, in September, eighteen hundred and fourteen.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 188.-AN ACT for the relief of Milledge Galphin, executor of the

last will and testament of George Galphin, deceased.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asThe claim of sembled, 'l'hat the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is the late George hereby, authorized and required to examine and adjust the the treaty made claim of the late George Galphin, under the treaty made by and Cherokee in the governor of Georgia with the Creek and Cherokee Indians inte773 to dians, in the year seventeen hundred and seventy-three, and

Amount found to pay the amount which may be found due to Milledge Gal. due to be paid to bis executor. phin, executor of the said George Galphin, out of any money

in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved August 14, 1848.

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CHAP. 189.–AN ACT for the payment of Charles Richmond. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. resentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Charles To be paid $300 Richmond, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap. vices as special propriated, the sum of three hundred dollars, in full payment district of Michi for bis services as special marshal in aiding the marshal of çan in 1839 and the United States for the district of Michigan to preserve the neutral relations of the United States with the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, in eighteen hundred and thirtynine and eighteen hundred and forty.

Approved August 14, 1848.

1840.

CHAP. 190.-AN ACT for the relief of Jesse Turner. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep. Tesentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That there be, and hereby is, confirmed unto Jesse

His title to a Turner, of the State of Florida, one hundred and fifty acres tract of 150 acres of land lying on the north side of Trout creek, north of the confirmed to him. river St. John, to the west of the Bouck house, in the county of Duval, and State of Florida, being the same tract of land surveyed to James Turner by order of the Spanish govern. ment on the fifteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and eighteen, and on which the said Jesse Turner has resided upwards of twenty years.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 191.-AN ACT for the relief of Mary Taylor.

[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, Her name to be authorized and required to place the name of Mary Taylor, placed upon the commonly called Polly Taylor, upon the revolutionary pen pension roli. sion roll, at the rates fixed by the act of the seventh of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, as the widow of Jesse Taylor, for services performed by him as a sergeant in the revolutionary army; and that her pension commence on the seventh of April, eighteen hundred and forty-five.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 192-AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Thomas J.

V. Owen, cleceased.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

To be paid $200 resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as.

for the occupation sembled, That there be paid, out of any money in the trea of the house of sury not otherwise appropriated, to the administrator or other Chicago during legal representative of the late Thomas J. V. Owen, deceased, the Black Hawk

the sum of two hundred dollars for the use and occupation of his house at Chicago during the Black Hawk war, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-two, as a cholera hospital.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 193.-AN ACT for the relief of William B. Stokes.

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[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asTo be paid from sembled, That the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, the Post Office De authorized and directed to pay from the revenues of the Post partment masse Office Department appropriated for mail transportation, to

pertormed William B. Stokes, surviving partner of John N. C. Stockton Stocktou & Co. in and Company, the sum of four thousand seven hundred and

seventy-five dollars, for extra services performed by said John N. C. Stockton and Company, who were contractors for carrying the mail from Augusta, in the State of Georgia, to Mo. bile, in Alabama; said services having been rendered during the months of May, June, and July, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six; and which said sum shall be in full satisfaction of all claims for said extra services, and of all damages occasioned thereby.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 194.-AN ACT for the relief of Samuel Grice.

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(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asTo be paid the sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is ages sustained by hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in

the treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amount of damby an officer at ages as, from the testimony furnished, shall appear to have the U. S. army in been sustained by Samuel Grice, in consequence of the seizure

of his boat by an officer of the United States army, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six, so far as said damages have not arisen from the negligence of said Grice.

Approved August 17, 1848.

1836.

CHAP. 195.-AN ACT for the relief of Frederic Durrive.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep.

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress asHis titles.com sembled, That Frederic Durrive be, and he is hereby, con. 100ths acres of firmed in his purchase of lot number sixteen, in township sippi confirmed to number seventeen, of range namber fifteen east, lying west of

the Mississippi river, entered and paid for by him at the land office at New Orleans, containing one hundred and sixty-five

him.

Other school lands to be select

acres and eleven-hundredths of an acre, and that a patent be issued to him therefor: Provided, however, That said Durrive shall first procure and file with the register of the district the assent in writing of the commissioners of schools, and a majority of the voters, in the township in which said land is situated, to such confirmation.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if such patent shall be issued to said Durrive, in pursuance of the section ed aforesaid, then the register of the land office and receiver of public money in said district, under the direction of the Secreiary of the Treasury, shall select and reserve for the use of schools in said township other lands in the same or adjoining township, of the same extent and quality with those described in the first section of this act.

Approved August 14, 1848.

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CHAP. 196.-AN ACT granting a pension to William Pittman.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That the Secretary of War is hereby directed to place

A rension of the name of William Pictman on the list of invaiid pensioners $3 por month al.

lowed him. of the United States, and that the said Pittman be entitled to receive a pension of eight dollars per month, from the thirteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and forty-six, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 197 —AN ACT for the relief of John P. B. Graziot and the legal

representatives of Henry Gratiot.

[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 is hereby au

Secretary of the thorized and directed to ascertain whether the lead exacted Treasury to asof John P. B. and Henry Gratiot, as rent, by the United States of certain lead il agents of lead mines, was mined and smelied within the terri- from them as rent tory and upon the lands of the Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Chip-by the agents of pe sya, or other tribes of Indians; and, if so, to ascertain the after deducting

therefrom amount, or value, so paid to said agents for the United States amount by said Henry and John P. B. Gratiot, and, after deducting the way be due the amount appearing on the books of the treasury, or found to be balance to suid really due from said Gratiots, or either of them, to the United States, to pay the balance, if any, to John P. B. Gratiot and to the legal representatives of Henry Gratiot, deceased, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved August 14, 1848.

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CHAP. 198.—AN ACT authorizing the payment of a sum of money to Robert

Purkis.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as$700 to be paid sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is

for having hereby, authorized and required to pay, out of any money in and unaseisted, a the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of seven Little Sarah, to hundred dollars to Robert Purkis, of the State of Rhode gether with four Island, or to his legal representatives; which sum of seven British navy.

hundred dollars is paid to him as an evidence of the sense entertained by Congress of his valor and good conduct in having recaptured, alone and unassisted, a vessel called the Little Sarah, together with four seamen of the British navy, which prisoners were delivered to the district of Rhode Island, and as a compensation for the prisoners so taken.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 199.–AN ACT for the relief of William Hogan, administrator of

Michael Hogan, deceased.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep

resentatives of the United States of America in Congress as$16.831 to be sembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he paid him in full liereby is, directed to pay, out of any moneys in the treasury the services of the not otherwise appropriated, to William Hogan, administrator * 1y8 advancedly of Michael Hogan, deceased, the sum of sixieen thousand bola as agent for eight hundred and thirty-one dollars and eighty-seven cents, ment at Valpa: it being in full compensation for the services rendered and

moneys advanced by the said Michael Hogan, as agent or factor for the Navy Department at Valparaiso.

Approved August 14, 1848.

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CHAP. 200.-AN ACT to compensate R. M. Johnson for the erection of

certain buildings for the use of the Choctaw academy.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. To be paid the sembled, That the Secretary of War be authorized and rebuildings erected quired to receive proof of the cost of the buildings erected by him for the tase by Colonel Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky, for the use of at the Choctaw Indian students at the Choctaw academy, and when the cost

of such buildings shall be so ascertained, to pay the same to said Johnson; and for the purpose aforesaid, the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved August 14, 1848.

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