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in the memorable campaign of eighteen hundred and fortyseven.
Sec. 3. Resolved, That the President of the United States cause the above be requested to cause the foregoing resolutions to be commuresolution de bie nicated to Major General Scott, in such terms as he may deem
best calculated to give effect to the objects thereof.
Approved March 9, 1848.
(No.3.] A RESOLUTION for the relief of Betsey McIntosh. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Siales of America in Congress assembled, That,
agreeably to a joint resolution of the fifteenth of June, eigh. Secretary ołthe Treasury to pay teen hundred and forty-four, “ for the relief of certain Indian to her the amount claimants under the Cherokee treaty of eighteen hundred suců by the late and thirty-five-thirty-six," the Secretary of the Treasury pay, kee commission or cause to be paid, the amount of certificate issued by the
late board of Cherokee commissioners under the seventeenth article of said treaty, in favor of Betsey McIntosh, to the said Betsey McIntosh, out of any unexpended appropriation heretofore made under an act approved the second of July, eighteen hundred and thirty six, entitled “ An act making further appropriations for carrying into effect certain Indian treaties."
Approved March 14, 1848.
ers in her xaror.
[No. 4.]—JOINT RESOLUTION relative to the evidence which shall be con
sidered satisfactory in applications for bounty land. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, In all cases of That in all cases of application for bounty land warrants applications for under the act approved February eleventh, eighteen hundred rants. The honoia, and forty-seven, the honorable discharge of the applicant,
applicant showing the same was predicated on a surgeon's certificate of predicated on a disability, shall be considered as satisfactory evidence to the cate to be deemed Commissioner of Pensions that the disability was incurred in
the course of service.
Approved March 24, 1848.
and taken as suffi. cient evidence.
(No. 5.) A RESOLUTION tendering the congratulations of the Americar to
the French people. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the The come an. United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in gress tend-red to the name and behalf of the American people, the congratu. the people of lations of Congress are hereby tendered to the people of France, &.
France, upon the success of their recent efforts to consolidate the principles of liberty in a republican form of government. Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That the President of the President the United States be, and he is hereby, requested to transmit transmit this rethis resolution to the American minister at Paris, with instruc- some tions to present it to the French government.
Approved April 13, 1848.
to the American minister at Paris for presentation to the French gov. ernment.
[No. 6.) A RESOLUTION respecting contracts for hemp for the use of the
Contracts for American water.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby authorized, if in rotted hemp n ay his opinion it will be advantageous to the public interest, 10 term not excees. make contracts, for any term not exceeding five years, for the ing five purchase of American water-rotted henip for the use of the United States navy, provided the same can be had of equal quality with the best foreign hemp, and at a price not exceeding the average price of such hemp for the last five years; the inspection and delivery to be at the place of purchase.
Approved May 9, 1848.
(No. 7.] JOINT RESOLUTION of thanks to Major General Taylor.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Thanks of Con the thanks of Congress are due, and they are hereby tendered, Kinjor
gress tendered to to Major General Zachary Taylor, and through him to the Taylor and the of officers and soldiers of the regular army and of the volun- under his comteers under his command, for their valor, skill, and good con- valor, skill. and duct conspicuously displayed on the twenty second and played in the late twenty-third days. of February last, in the battle of Buena tle of Buena VisVista, in defeating a Mexican army of more than four times their number, consisting of chosen troops, under their favorite commander, General Santa Anna.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be re- A gold medal to quested to cause to be struck a gold medal, with devices em- sented to General blematical of this splendid achievement, and presented to Taylor. Major General Zachary Taylor as a testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his judicious and distinguished conduct on that memorable occasion.
Resolved, That the Presideut of the United States be requested to cause the foregoing resolutions to be com diuni- tellesteds cated to Major General Taylor, in such terms as he may seem Intions to best calculated to give effect to the object thereof.
General Tayior. Approved May 9, 1948.
to cause thiese reso.
be communicated to
[No. 8.) JOINT RESOLUTION in relation to the transportation and dis
charge of the military forces of the United States at the close of the war with Mexico.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of On the restora; the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Niexico, all the on the restoration of peace with Mexico, by a treaty of peace ted States enti: duly ratified and proclained, all the military forces of the tled to discharge United States, whether volunteers, regulars, or the marine to such places in corps, who by law, or the terms of their engagement, are to as may be least be discharged at the close of the war, shall, under the direc
tion of the President of the United States, be transported or marched, with the least practicable delay, to such posts or places in the United States as may be least expensive and most convenient to the troopsand at such places they shall be
discharged from the service of the United States, and that Until discharged, until they shall respectively reach such places and be disto the paid and charged, the officers and men shall be considered, paid, and treated as in the treated as in the service of the United States, in the same
manner as if the war had not closed.
Approved June 16, 1848.
expensive and most convenient to them.
service of the Uni. ted States.
[No. 9.] JOINT RESOLUTION providing for payment of the regiment of
Texas mounted troops called into the service of the United States, under the requisition of Colonel Curtis, in the year eighteen hundred and forty-seven, and for other purposes.
mounted from the
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of Certain Texas the United States of America in Congress assembled, That
into the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and months in 1847. required to cause to be paid, out of any unexpended appro
discharged priations for the prosecution of the war between the United urny, to receive States of America and the republic of Mexico, the regiment the pay, and ali of Texas mounted troops which was mustered into the ser:
men vice of the United States for six months, under the requisithey arrived at tion of Colonel Curtis, in the year eighteen hundred and forty. mastered out of seven, and discharged before joining the army, the pay and
dis. allowances of mounted men, from the time the several com
panies thereof arrived at San Antonio, the place of rendezvous, until they were mustered out of service, and the usual pay and travelling allowances from the time they left their homes until they reached San Antonio, and from the places · where they were mustered out of service until they reached their homes; and the companies of Captains Smith and Hill,
until they refused to be mustered out of service, or were disTo be paid also banded by their respective captains; and also that he cause to for those want dit be paid to the said regiment the full value of all horses which
he shall be satisfied were lost by them for want of forage, during the periods here in specified : Provided. That nothing in the act approved second March, eighteen hundred and forty. seven, entitled "An act to amend an act to provide for the payment of horses and other property lost and destroyed in
the military service of the United States," approved eighteenth January, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, shall be construed to revive the proviso to the second section of the act approved the fifteenth of June, eighteen hundred and fortyfour, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the payment of horses lost by the Missouri volunteers in the Florida war:” Provided, alsn, That all horses belonging to volunteers, All horses be which were lost in the Gulf of Mexico, since the thirteenth teers, which were May, eighteen hundred and forty-six, by being thrown over- board in the Gulf board or otherwise, shall be paid for in the same manner as is of Mexico since provided for the payment of other lost horses in this act. also to be paid for
Approved June 16, 1848.
[No. 10.] A RESOLUTION in favor of David Shaw and Solomon T. Corser.
extra mail service:
The amount as. certained to be
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That The Postmaster the Postmaster General be, and hereby is, authorized and re- ine their claim for quired to examine the claim of David Shaw and Solomon T. Corser, contractors for carrying the mail on route number four, from Portland to Augusta, in Maine, and ascertain due them, if any, whether any sum of money is justly and equitably due them the revenues of for any more expensive service performed by them on said the P. O. Dept. route than was required or contemplated by their contract; and if it shall be found that any sum of money is due them as aforesaid, then that he ascertain the amount thereof, and pay the same out of the revenues of the Post Office Department: Provided, That in no event shall a greater sum than
Proviso, that no three thousand dollars be allowed and paid on the claims allowed aforesaid.
Approved June 26, 1848.
greater sum be
(No. 11.) A RESOLUTION to explain an act passed twenty-fourth June,
eighteen hundred and forty-eight, entitled "An act for the relief of W. B. Slaughter, late Secretary of the Territory of Wisconsin.”
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the The words "Pate words “late Secretary of the Treasury of Wisconsin," where Treasury of Wis: the same occur in the act entitled “An act for the relief of W. for sina" relie, to B. Slaughter, late Secretary of the Territory of Wisconsin,” be taken to mean approved June twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and forty- the Territory of eight, be taken to mean, "late Secretary of the Territory of Wisconsin;" and that the said act be construed and executed accordingly.
Approved June 28, 1848.
[No. 12] A RESOLUTION authorizing the presentation to the government of
France of a series of the standard weights and measures of the United States, and for other purposes.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of A series of the the United States of America in Congress assembled, That standards ureis.lt the Secretary of State be directed to furnish to Alexandre Vat. thesented to the temare one complete series of the standard weights and mea. government of sures of the United States, now in the Department of Stale, to tait hooks to he be presented to the government of France; and that he furnish furnished to the to the Joint Committee on the Library twenty-five copies of Library, for pur the revolutionary archives, and an equal number of copies of tional exchange.
Little and Brown's edition of the Laws of the United States, to be disposed of by them for the purposes of international ex. change.
Sec. 2. And be it further resolved, That seven copies of the works of the exploring expedition now published, and an equal number of such of the works of the same as may hereafter be published, be placed at the disposal of the Joint Library Committee of Congress for the purposes of international ex. change.
Approved June 30, 1848.
poses of interna.
(No. 13.) A JOINT RESOLUTION relative to evidence in application for
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of Evidence that the United States of America in Congress assembled, That shall be sufficient in all cases where a pension may have been granted to any ow of a revolu officer or soldier of the Revolution in his lifetime, the evidence soldier to obtain a upon which such pension was granted shall be conclusive of pension.
the service of such officer or soldier in the application of any widow, or woman who may have been the widow, of such officer or soldier, for a pension; and upon proof by her that she was married to any such officer or soldier prior to January first, seventeen hundred and ninety-four, and that she is a widow, she shall thereupon be placed upon the pension rolls at the same rate that such officer or soldier received during his lifetime.
Approved July 1, 1848.
(No. 14.) A RESOLUTION in relation to the naval pension of John McGarr.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatires of the To be paid the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sion which shall Secretary of the Navy be, and he hereby is, authorized to pay appear to be due to Catharine McGarr, wife of John McGarr, a naval pensioner, her husband, and the amount of pension which shall appear on the books to be hoito called for by due to him, and not called for by him or any one đuly author
ized by him.
Approved July 5, 1848.