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Feb. 19, 1869. CHAP. XLI. — An Act for the Relief of the Estate of Isaac Philips, deceases, who was

a Private in the Revolutionary War. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid out of the Sally Philips.

pension fund, or out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Sally Philips, daughter-in-law of Isaac Philips, deceased, the sum of five hundred dollars, which is to be in full for all pension claim that was due from the United States to said Isaac Philips, a private in the Revolutionary war, said Sally Philips having nursed and taken care of him in his declining years.

APPROVED, February 19, 1869.

Peb. 22, 1869.

CHAP. XLIV. - An Act for the Relief of Nott and Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Attorney-Gen. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Attorney-General be, eral to examine and he is hereby, directed to examine the claim of Nott and Company, and Company. American merchants trading and doing business in China, against the

Chinese government, for losses of coin sustained in eighteen hundred and

fifty-seven by the capture and robbery of the vessel called the “ Neva”; Claim to be and that, if in his opinion the said claim ought to be paid, he is hereby paid, if, &c.

authorized and instructed to order the same to be paid, with the rate of interest allowed on other claims from the time of such loss, out of any funds received from the Chinese government, under the treaty of eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, for the payment of losses sustained by American citizens; and that the said amount be paid to the said Nott and Company, or the surviving copartner or copartners, or any person duly authorized to be their agent or attorney, from the fund now held by the Secretary of

State. Decision of the Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the decision of the said AttorAttorney-General to be final. ney-General as to the right of said claimants to be paid, as to the amount

to be paid, and as to the parties entitled to receive the same, shall be final and conclusive.

APPROVED, February 22, 1869.

Feb. 25, 1869. CHAP. XLVII. — An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to confirm certain private 1860, ch. 167.

Land Claims in the Territory of New Mexico." Vol. xii. p. 71.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Claims of Cor- States of America in Congress assembled, "That the exterior lines of the Cram SE. Vrain Cornelio Vigil and Cram St. Vrain claims of eleven leagues each, subject to be adjusted; to claims derived from said parties as confirmed by the act of Congress

approved twenty-first June, eighteen hundred and sixty, United States Statutes, volume twelve, page seventy-one, shall be adjusted according

to the lines of the public surveys, as nearly as practicable, with the limits of all actual of said claims, yet in as compact a form as possible ; and the claims of settlers on, &c. all actual settlers upon the tracts heretofore claimed by the said Vigil

and St. Vrain, holding possession under titles or promises to settle, which have been made by said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their legal representatives prior to the passage of this act, who may establish their claims within one year from the passage of this act, to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the proper land district, shall in like manner be adjusted according to the subdivisional lines of survey, so as to include the lands so settled upon or purchased, and the areas of the same shall

be deducted and excluded from the adjusted limits of the claims of said Homestead Vigil and St. Vrain respectively; and the claims of all other actual setand pre-emption tlers falling within the limits of the located claims of Vigil and St. Vrain olaims.

shall be adjusted to the extent which shall embrace their several settlements upon their several claims being established either as pre-emption

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or homesteads, according to law; and for the aggregate of the areas of the latter class of claims the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their legal representatives, shall be entitled to locate a like quantity of public lands, not mineral, according to the lines of the public surveys, and not to exceed one hundred and sixty acres in one section.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the gen Lines of public eral land office to cause the lines of the public surveys to be run in the surveys to be regions where a proper location would place the said Vigil and St. Vrain claims, and that the expense of the same shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; yet, before the confirmation Cost thereof. of the said act of June twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty, shall become legally effective, the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their legal representatives, shall pay the cost of so much of said surveys as enures to their benefit respectively, and that all settlers of the said third class, Improvements

of certain setwhose claims may be adjusted as valid, shall have the right to enter their improvements by a strict compliance with the pre-emption or homestead laws.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That upon the adjustment of the Plats to claimVigil and St. Vrain claims according to the provisions of this act, it shall ants. be the duty of the surveyor-general of the district to furnish proper approved plats to said claimants, or their legal representatives, and so in like manner to said derivative claimants, which shall be evidence of title, the same to be done according to such instructions as may be given by the commisssioner of the general land office.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That immediately upon running the Surveyor-genlines as provided in section second of this act, the surveyor-general of oral to give said district shall notify the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or their agents or survey is being legal representatives, of the fact of such survey being made, and said made. claimants shall, within three months after notice of such survey, select Claimants to and locate their said claims in accordance with such survey and the pro- Claims within visions of this act and of the act to which this is amendatory, so far as three months, or the same is not changed by this act, and shall within said time furnish be held to have

abandoned the surveyor-general with the description of such location, specifying the lines of the same. And the party failing to make such selection and location, in such manner and within such time, shall be deemed and held to have abandoned their claim, and their rights and equities under this act, and the act to which this is amendatory, shall cease and terminate. Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That in case of the neglect or refusal

No suit to be of the said Vigil and St. Vrain, or either of them, to accept of the pro

brought, if, &c. visions of this act, and the act to which this is amendatory, and to locate their said claims, as provided therein, no suit shall be brought or proceedings instituted in any of the courts of the United States, by such party or by any one claiming through or under them, to establish or enforce said claims, or for any cause of action founded upon the same, after six months from the passage of this act.

APPROVED, February 25, 1869.

select and locate

them.

CHAP. LVIII. An Act for the Relief of Walter D. Plowden.

March 1, 1869. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas- Payment to

Walter D. Plowury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Walter D.

dan. Plowden, a colored scout and spy, the sum of one thousand dollars, for military services rendered the army of the United States, under MajorGeneral Hunter, in the military district of South Carolina, in the war of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, for the suppression of the rebellion.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869. CHAP. LIX. – An Act providing for the Payment of Captain Goldman Bryson's

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

States of America in Congress assembled, That the company of mounted Captain Goldman Bryson's

volunteers raised and commanded by Captain Goldman Bryson, of Cherocompany of

kee county, State of North Carolina, under authority of Major-General meunted volun- Rosecrans, and received into the service of the United States by Major

General Burnside, September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixtythree, and such men as were accepted into the service of the United States by the said Captain Goldman Bryson within one month thereafter, and the widows, heirs, and legal representatives of the officers and enlisted men, shall be entitled to pay, bounty, pension, and allowances according to their grade and time of service as other volunteers in the service of the United States, notwithstanding any informality in their muster or enlistment into the service of the United States, under such rules and regulations as may be adopted by the proper accounting officer of the treasury.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869.

CHAP. LX.

- An Act to confirm an Entry of Land by Moses F. Shinn. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Entry of land States of America in Congress assembled, That the entry by Moses F. by Moses F. Shinn con

Shinn, of the northeast quarter of section sixteen, in township fifteen, north firmed. of range thirteen east, in the district of lands subject to sale at Omaha,

Nebraska, made on the twenty-second day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, by cash certificate number one thousand nine hundred and thirty-one, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869.

Pension to Charles Mains,

CHAP. LXI. - An Act granting a Pension to Charles Mains, of Tennessee. 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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to inscribe on the pension rolls the name of Charles Mains, of Johnson county, Tennessee, and that he be paid at the rate of eight dollars per month, commencing on the first day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869.

Pension to Joseph M. Hud

son

CHAP, LXII. - An Act granting a Pension to Joseph M. Hudson. 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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place the name of Joseph M. Hudson, late a private in company E, ninety-first regiment Ohio infantry volunteers, on the pension roll, subject to the provisions of the pension laws, to commence from the twenty-second day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869.

Pension to William M. Simpson.

CHAP. LXIII. - An Act granting a Pension to William M. Simpson. 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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of William M. Simpson, late a private in company E, seventy-first regiment of Illinois volunteer infantry, and pay him a pension, commencing October twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

son.

CHAP. LXIV. - An Act granting a Pension to Mrs. Susan Carson.

March 1, 1869. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte

Pension to rior be, and he is hereby, directed to place the name of Mrs. Susan Car. Mrs. Susan Carson, of Cottonwood Grove, Bond county, Illinois, widow of Robert G. Carson, deceased, 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 February, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, the date of her husband's death. This act shall entitle the said Susan Carson to the 1866, ch. 235, 12. benefit of the second section of the act approved July twenty-fifth, Vol. xiv. p. 230. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, in regard to the minor children of deceased soldiers, to wit: for the following-named children : Frances A., born September first, eighteen hundred and fifty-four ; John A., born May twentysecond, eighteen hundred and fifty-six ; Kansas A., born July twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight; Louisa C., born December sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine; and Sarah J., born November fourth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, as would entitle her to the benefit of said section.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

CHAP. LXV. - An Act granting a Pension to Mrs. Naomi Adams.

March 1, 1869. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- Pension to rior cause the name of Mrs. Naomi Adams, mother of G. W. Adams, late Mrs Naomi

Adams. a private in company G, thirty-ninth Missouri infantry volunteers, to be placed on the pension rolls at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence September twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, and to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

ster.

CHAP. LXVI. — An Act granting a Pension to Charlotte Webster, Widow of Timothy March 1, 1869.

IVebster, deceused. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- Pension to

Charlotte Webrior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Charlotte Webster, widow of Timothy Webster, deceased, who was in the secret service of the United States, arrested by the rebels and executed at Richmond on the thirteenth of April, eighteen hundred and sixtytwo, and that she be paid out of the pension fund during her widowhood the sum of eight dollars per inonth, to commence on the thirteenth of April, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

CHAP. LXVII. - An Act granting a Pension to Mary R. Brown.

March 1, 1869. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- Pension to rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension Mary R. Brownroll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Mary R. Brown, step-mother of Benjamin R. Brown, late a member of company F, sixth regiment of United States infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, commencing July sixteenth, eighteen hundrel and sixty-seven.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869.

Pension of William H. Johnson increased.

CHAP. LXVIII. - An Ad to increase the Pension of William H. Johnson. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the pension heretofore granted to William H. Johnson, late a private in the United States navy, be, and the same is hereby, increased from three dollars and fifty cents to eight dollars per month, and that he be paid at that rate, to commence on the first of July, anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and that the Secretary of the Interior is directed to have it so entered in the department, to be subject, in all respects, to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws passed in relation to soldiers of the late war to put down the rebellion, known as the war of eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869. CHAP. LXIX. - An Act granting back Pension to Edmund W. Wandell, of Wilkes

barre, Pennsylvania. Preamble. Whereas the said Edmund W. Wandell entered as a private in company

I, first regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, in the war with Mexico, and served to the close of that war in eighteen hundred and forty-eight, when he received an honorable discharge; that owing to disease contracted in said service his name in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-four was placed upon the pension rolls at the rate of eight dollars per month; that in Norember, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, he raised a company and was commissioned as captain of company G, of the one hundred and forty-third regiment of Pennsylvania volunteers, in the war of eighteen hundred and sixty-one ; that on the seventh day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, he was honorably discharged for disability contracted in the Mexican war, and on application his pension was restored, but only from February, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, instead of from date of his discharge: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Back pension States of America in Congress assembled, That the sixth section of the to Edmund W. Wandell.

act of Congress entitled "An act relating to pensions,” approved July 1868, ch. 264,9 6. twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, be, and the same is Ante, p. 236. hereby, made applicable to the case of said Edmund W. Wandell.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

March 1, 1869. CHAP. LXX. - An Act granting a Pension to Katharine Dreyer, Widow of Sylvester

Dreyer, deceased, late Private of Company II, of the Tenth Reginenl of Minnesola Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to States of America in Congress assembled, That under the provisions of the Katharine Dreyer.

pension laws of the United States the Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, required to place upon the pension roll the name of Katharine Dreyer, widow of Sylvester Dreyer, deceased, late a private in company H, of the tenth regiment of Minnesota volunteers, who died at Alton, Illinois, on the eighteenth day of Novenuber, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, leaving surviving said widow and issue, two children, to wit, William, born November eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, and Augustus, born June sixteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two; and that she be paid the pension during her widowhood, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to commence on the eighteenth day of November, eighteen hundred and sixtyfour, besides the sum allowed for minor children of deceased soldiers under the age of sixteen years under existing laws.

APPROVED, March 1, 1869.

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