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CHAP. 201.-AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin Adams and Company,

and others.

Certain duties paid by them to

(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 is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the be reiunded. treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Benjamin Adams and Company, George Howe and Company, Thomas P. Cushing, Dexter and Almy, Gill Wheelock, and Carter, and Coolidge, the additional duties paid by them, severally, over and above five per cent. ad valorem imposed by the act of the second of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three, on certain milled and fulled cloths, known by the name of “plains, kerseys, and Kendal cottons,” which were imported by them, respectively, under the act of the fourteenth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and placed in the public stores, according to the terms of said act, prior to the third day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-three : Provided, That satisfactory proof shall be furnished to the Secretary of the Treasury that said goods were in the actual custody of the public officers on the third day of March aforesaid, and that said duties have not been returned in debentures on the exportation of said merchandise: And provided, also, That the whole amount to be thus refunded, amount to be thus as having been overpaid, shall not exceed two thousand seven refunded, not

. hundred and seventy-six dollars.

Approved August 14, 1848.

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CHAP. 202.--AN ACT for the relief of Purser Benjamin J. Cahoone.

To be allowed. in the settlement

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre. sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as. sembled, That the accounting officers of the treasury be, and are hereby, authorized to allow to Benjamin J. Cahoone, in of his accounts the settlement of his accounts as purser, the sum of two Services for the hundred and thirty-seven dollars and sixty-seven cents, for captain's clerk on the services of Mr. Fleming, late captain's clerk on board Congress as pur the United States frigate Congress, who performed the addi. ser's clerk. tional duties of purser's clerk during a part of the late cruise of said frigate.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 203.-AN ACT granting a pension to Abigail Garland, widow of

Jacob Garland, deceased.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Sates of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be authorized and directed A. pension of $5 to place the name of Abigail Garland, of Potten, in the prove there

per month allow

ince of Canada east, widow of Jacob Garland, on the revolutionary pension roll; and that she be paid at the rate of five dollars per month during her life, to commence on the twentyeighth of April, eighteen hundred and forty-three.

Approved August 14, 1818.

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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 asA pension of sembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, the term of five authorized and required to place on the navy pension list, allowed under the act of June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and thirty.

four, the name of Anna J. Hassler, widow of Charles A.
Hassler, deceased, late a surgeon in the United States navy,
and that there be paid to her, out of any money in the trea.
sury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty-five dol-
lars per month for the term of five years ; pension to com-
mence on the twenty-seventh day of November, one thou-
sand eight hundred and forty-six, on which day her said hus-
band was drowned, while on board the steamer Atlantic.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 205.--AN ACT for the relief of Welcome Parmeter.

$10 per month lowed him.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA spension of sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, re

quired to place the name of Welcome Parmeter on the pension
roll, and to allow and pay him a pension at the rate of ten
dollars per month during his natural life, to commence on the
twentieth day of January, eighteen hundred and forty-six.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 206.-AN ACT for the relief of David Currier.

$4 per month al. Jowed him.

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

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asA pension of sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, re.

quired to place the name of David Currier, of Andover, in the State of Massachusetts, upon the invalid pension roll, at the rate of four dollars per month, from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty-four.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 207.–AN ACT for the relief of Elizabeth, Pistole, widow of Charles

Pistole, deceased.

[Sec. 1,] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembląd, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, pHer name to be authorized and directed to place the name of Elizabeth Pis- the revolutionary tole, widow of Charles Pistole, who was a private soldier in peasion roll. the revolutionary army, on the revolutionary pension roll, and allow her the same rate of pension as is allowed to the widows of revolutionary soldiers under the act of June seventeen, eighteen hundred and forty-four.

Approved August 14, 1848.

CHAP. 208.-AN ACT for the relief of David A. Watterston.

[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 is to be paid hereby, authorized and required to cause to be paid to D. A. of his salary for Watterston the sum of eighty-seven dollars and eighty.five sth quarter of the cents, the same being the amount of his salary for the fourth quarter of quarter of the year eighteen hundred and forty-four; and the year 1545. first quarter of the year eighteen hundred and forty-five, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved August 14, 1848.

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CHAP. 209.-AN ACT for the relief of David Wilkinson.

To $10,000 for

be paid

the

[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 hereby, authorized and required to cause to be paid to David use of the princiWilkinson the sum of ten thousand dollars as a remuneration ples of the Sauge to him for the benefits accruing to the public service from the invented by him use of the principle of the gauge and sliding lathe, of which of the goverahe was the inventor, now in use in the workshops of the government at the different national arsenals and armories; the same to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved August 14, 1848.

ment.

CHAP. 210.-AN ACT for the relief of John Lorimer Graham, late post

master in the city of New York.

To be credited an amount equal

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress as to the debit for sembled, That the Auditor of the Treasury for the Post from the post or Office Department credit the account of John Lorimer Gra- fice fund in leas ham, late postmaster in the city of New York, with a sum buildings, &c., for equal to the debit, for his disbursements from the post office New York

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fund, in leasing ground and buildings, and fitting the same for the principal branch post office in that city, under the di. rection of Charles A. Wickliffe, late Postmaster General.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Postmaster paid him out of General pay to the said John Lorimer Graham the sum of fund for that sum two thousand seven hundred and four dollars and thirty-one overpaid by him.

cents, the said Graham having overpaid that amount at said date.

Approved August 14, 1848.

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RESOLUTIONS. .

(No. 1.) A RESOLUTION authorizing the erection on the public grounds in

the city of Washington of a monument to George Washington.

Washington National Montt

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Washington National Monument Society be, and it is hereby, authorized to erect the proposed monument to the ment Society au memory of George Washington upon such portion of the thomonumente to public grounds or reservations within the city of Washington, theorge Washing not otherwise occupied, as shall be selected by the President ton on the public of the United States and the board of managers of said so- city of Washing. ciety, as a suitable site on which to erect the said monument, and for the necessary protection thereof.

Approved January 31, 1848.

ton.

[No. 2. } JOINT RESOLUTION expressive of the thanks of Congress to Major

General Winfield Scott, and the troops under his command, for their distinguished gallantry and good conduct in the campaign of eighteen hundred and forty-seven.

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Resolve d unanimously by the Senate and House of Represent. atives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress be, and they are hereby, presented Thanks of Conto Winfield Scott, major general commanding in chief the ar- vlajor

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gress presented to my in Mexico, and through him to the officers and men of the Scott and to the regular and volunteer corps under him, for their uniform gal- under his lantry and good conduct conspicuously displayed at the siege gallantry, good and capture of the city of Vera Cruz and castle of San Juan conduct. 'n de Ulloa, March twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and forty. Mexico. seven; and in the successive battles of Cerro Gordo, April eighteenth ; Contreras, San Antonio, and Churubusco, August nineteenth and twentieth ; and for the victories achieved in front of the city of Mexico, September eighth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth, and the capture of the metropolis, September fourteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, in which the Mexican troops, greatly superior in numbers, and with every advantage of position, were in every conflict signally defeated by the American arms.

Sec. 2. Resolved, That the President of the United States A gold medal be, and he is hereby, requested to cause to be struck a gold presented to Genmedal, with devices emblematical of the series of brilliant eral Stuit. victories achieved by the army, and presented to Major General Winfield Scott' as a testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his valor, skill, and judicious conduct

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