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Payments to eight hundred and fifty-two dollars and fifty-eight cents; to Aquilla Aguila Adams: Adams, the sum of four thousand eight hundred and fifty-two dollars and

; Tomlinson, fifty-eight cents; to M. F. Merritt, the sum of four thousand eight hunHarteepee &Co.; dred and fifty-two dollars and fifty-eight cents; to Tomlinson, Harteepee,

and Company, fifteen thousand one hundred and seventy-one dollars ; to Harlan & Hol- Harlan and Hollingsworth, the sum of thirty-eight thousand five hundred lingsworth: Poole & Hunt.

and thirteen dollars, and to Poole and Hunt, the sum of three thousand six hundred and ninety-four dollars and eighty-one cents, being the amount

found to be due to each of the parties herein respectively named by the 1867, ch. 147. Secretary of the Navy under an act of Congress entitled “ An act for the Vol. xiv. p. 424. relief of certain contractors for the construction of vessels of war and

steam machinery,” approved March two, eighteen hundred and sixtyseven, which shall be in full discharge of all claims against the United States or, account of the vessels upon which the board made the allowance, as per their report, under the act of March two, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 18, 1868.

CHAP. CXLV. – An Act for the Relief of James Hooper.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Payment to Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay to James Hooper, out James Hooper. of any inoney not otherwise appropriated, the sum of sixteen thousand

dollars, being the value of his vessel, the bark General Berry, which was captured and destroyed at sea, on the ninth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, while in the military service of the United States, by the rebel steamer Florida.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868. CHAP. CXLVI.

- An Act for the Relief of the Widow and Children of John W.

Jameson, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ropresentatives of the United Pension to

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inwidow and chil- terior is hereby authorized and directed to allow and pay Eveline Jamedren of John W.

son, widow of John W. Jameson, late a first lieutenant in Captain MacJameson.

Cluney's company of Missouri home guards, a pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per month, as the widow, and two dollars per month each to Flora A., Michael F., Eva F., and John E., children under sixteen years of age of said John W. Jameson, to commence September seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, the date of his death, until the twenty-eighth day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, on which date her present pension commenced.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868. CHAP. CXLVII. An Act increasing the Pension of Nancy Weeks, Widow of Francis

Weeks, un Ensign in the recolutionary War. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension of States of America in Congress assembled, "That the Secretary of the InteNarcy Weeks increased. rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to increase the pension

of Mrs. Nancy Weeks, widow of Francis Weeks, late of the State of Georgia, and an ensign in the revolutionary war, to ten dollars per month, from and after the passage of this act, and to continue during her widow's hood.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CXLVIII. - An Act authorizing the Commissioner of the General Land Office July 13, 1868. to issue a Patent to F. N. Blake for one hundred and sixty Acres of Land in Kansas.

Whereas military bounty land-warrant number eighty-two thousand Preamble. five hundred and seventy-eight, for one hundred and sixty acres, was

1855, ch. 207.

Vol. x. p. 701 issued under the act of March third, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, in the name of Betsey Foster, and by her sold and assigned to F. N. Blake, and thereafter lost by said Blake; and whereas said Blake proved the loss and ownership of said warrant, to the satisfaction of the commissioner of pensions, and obtained the issue of a duplicate warrant, and has located the same on the northeast quarter of section twenty-five, in township six south, of range one east, in the State of Kansas : Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the commissioner of the

Patent for land

to issue to F. N. general land office sball cause a patent for said land to be issued to F.

Blake: N. Blake, as if the said duplicate land-warrant had been assigned to him by the warrantee.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

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CHAP. CXLIX. - An Act for the Relief of Charles B. Tanner, late first Lieutenant July 13, 1868.

sixty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby appropri- Payment to ated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the Charles B. Tansum of one hundred and forty-four dollars and ninety-two cents, to be paid to Charles B. Tanner, late first lieutenant and aid in the first brigade, second division, second army corps, to cover a period of service from November eight to December fifteenth, eighteen hundred and sixtyfour, inclusive, at which time he actually performed duty and was regularly commissioned in the sixty-ninth regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, but was not mustered in.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CL. An Act for the Relief of Timothy Lyden, of Purkersburg, West Virginia. July 18, 1868.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Payınent to Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Timothy Timothy Lyden. Lyden, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three hundred and two dollars in coinpensation of services rendered in the quartermaster's department, and for a period of captivity in rebel prisons.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CLI. – An Act for the Relief of Benjamin B. French, late Commissioner of July 13, 1868.

public Buildings. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Payment to Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Ben- Benjamin B. jamin B. French, late commissioner of public buildings, for services performed from the second to the fourteenth day of March, eighteen ljundred and sixty-seven, inclusive, for which he has not been heretofore paid, the sum of eighty-five dollars.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868. CHAP. CLII. – An Act granting a Pension to Louisa Fitch, Widow of E. P. Fitch,

deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the InLouisa Fitch.

terior is hereby authorized and directed to place the name of Louisa Fitch, widow of E. P. Fitch, late a captain and assistant quartermaster, United States volunteers, on the pension roll, and to pay her at the rate of twenty dollars per month, to commence from the thirty-first day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868. CHAP. CLIII. - An Act for the Relief of Charlotte Posey, Widow of Sebastian R. Posey.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment of

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the In pension to Charlotte Posey.

terior is hereby authorized and directed to pay Charlotte Posey her pension from and after the date of the discharge of her late husband, Sebastian R. Posey, up to the date upon which her name was placed upon the pension roll.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868. CHAP. CLIV. An Act granting a Pension to Edward Hamel, minor Child of Edward

Hamel, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Ed- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inward Hamel.

terior is hereby authorized and directed to place upon the pension roll the name of Edward Hamel, only surviving child of Edward Hamel

, late a private in company C, eighth regiment Kansas volunteers, who died in the service of the United States and in the line of duty, and to pay to him or his legally appointed guardian or guardians a pension of eight dollars per month, from the eleventh day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, the date of the death of his father, until he attains the age of sixteen years.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CLV. - An Act granting a Pension to Carrie E. Burdett.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the InCarrie E. Bur- terior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place the name of dett.

Carrie E. Burdett, widow of James F. Burdett, late an acting assistant surgeon in the military service, on the pension roll at the rate of seventeen dollars per month, to commence on the sixth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, and to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 18, 1868. CHAP. CLVI. – An Act for the Relief of Thomas W. Ward, late Collector of Cus

toms, District of Corpus Christi, Terus. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Accounts of Thomas W.

States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting Ward to be set- officers of the treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed tled.

to audit and settle the accounts of Thomas W. Ward, late collector of customs for the district of Corpus Christi, Texas, from March fitili, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, to July thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and allow him the same compensation and emoluments as if he had been legally collector of customs for said district for said period; and that the deputy-collector appointed by said Thomas W. Ward, on the seventh day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven,

Accounts of be recognized as the legal deputy-collector of said district, and the said deputy-collector accounting officers are authorized to settle the accounts of the said deputy ti to be settled. in the same manner as if he had been legally appointed and all his acts were legal.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

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CHAP. CLVII. – An Act granting a Pension to Lucinda R. Johnson. July 13, 1868. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

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cinda R. JohnInterior is hereby authorized and directed to place upon the pension rolls, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Lucinda R. Johnson, widow of Doctor Bluford Johnson, of Illinois, late a contract surgeon in the military service of the United States, and allow and pay her a pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per month, to commence March seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CLVIII. - An Act granting a Pension to Martha Slout.

July 13, 1868. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the In- Pension to terior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the Martha Stout.

pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Martha Stout, widow of Tinson Stout, late a private in the Daviess county company of home guards, Kentucky militia, and to pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the eleventh day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CLIX. – An Act granting a Pension to Harriet W. Pond.

July 13, 1868. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the In- Pension to terior is hereby authorized and directed to place on the pension rolls the Harriet W.Pond. name of Harriet W. Pond, wife of Pond, formerly Harriet W. Stinson, and to allow and pay to her as in her own right, and not subject to the claim or control of her said husband, a pension at the rate of seventoen dollars per month, to commence on the twenty-first day of August, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and to continue during her natural life.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CLX. — An Act granting a Pension to Elizabeth Steepleton, Widow of Harrison July 13, 1868.

W. Steepleton, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Conyress assembled, That the Secretary of the In- Pension to terior is hereby authorized and directed to place upon the pension rolls, Elizabeth Stee

pleton. subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth Steepleton, widow of Harrison W. Steepleton, late a private in company E, sixth regiment, Indiana legion, and allow and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the ninth day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868. CHAP. CLXI. — An Art for the Relief of Mrs. Mary Gaither, Widow of Wiley Gaither,

deceased. Payınent of

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unitea pension to Mary States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the InGaither. terior is hereby authorized and directed to allow and pay to Mrs. Mary

Gaither, widow of Wiley Gaither, late a private in company A, twentyseventh regiment Kentucky infantry volunteers, her pension as such widow from the twenty-seventh day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, the day of his death, until the thirteenth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, on which day her present pension commenced.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 18, 1868. CHAP. CLXII. An Act for the Relief of Rebecca V. Senor, Jother of James H. Senor,

deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Re- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inbecca V. Senor. terior is hereby authorized and directed to allow and pay to Rebecca V.

Senor, mother of James H. Senor, late a private in company F, twentyfifth regiment Missouri volunteers, a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, as the mother of said James H. Senor, from the sixth day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, the date of his death, until the twenty-third day of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, on which date her present pension commenced.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868.

Pension to Maria Raftery and children.

CHAP. CLXIII. - An Act granting a Pension to Maria Raftery. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to place the name of Maria Raftery, widow of Patrick Raftery, late a corporal in company H, thirtythird regiment Massachusetts volunteers, on the pension roll, and that he pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month during her widowhood, commencing on the second day of June, eighteen hundred and sixtythree; and two dollars per month for each child of said Raftery under the age of sixteen years, commencing on the twenty-fifth day of July, eighteen hundred and ty-six, and to continue until they shall respectively attain the age of sixteen years.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 18, 1868.

Pension to Thomas Stew art.

CHAP. CLXIV. An Act granting a Pension to Thomas Slewart. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to place the name of Thomas Stewart on the pension roll, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence from the passage of this act, and to continue during his natural life.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

July 13, 1868.

CHAP. CLXV.- An Act granting a Pension to Anna M. Ilovard.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the InPension to An- terior is hereby authorized and directed to place upon the pension rolls, na M. Howard.

subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Anna M. Howard, mother of Geo. W. Howard, late a private in company C, eleventh regiment New Jersey volunteers, and allow and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, from the twelfth day of February, cighteen hundred and sixty-four, to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

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