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CHAP. CXXI. – An Act for the Relief of Captain Charles N. Goulding, late Quarter- July 3, 1868

master of Volunteers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of

Allowance to

Charles N. the treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized to allow and place to the Goulding in setcredit of Charles N. Goulding, late captain and assistant quartermaster, tlement of aoin the final settlement of his accounts as such officer, such amounts and counts. sums as he shall satisfactorily prove to have been captured, either in money or vouchers, by the enemy, in the month of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, while on duty in the army of Virginia, under MajorGeneral John Pope: Provided, That no greater amount for losses shall so be passed to his credit then [than] the balance now appearing against him on the books of the government.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

CHAP. CXXII. – An Act to authorize the proper accounting Officers of the Treasury to July 3, 1868.

settle the Accounts of Andrew S. Core. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting Accounts of officers of the treasury are hereby authorized and directed to settle and Andrew.S. Coro close the accounts of Andrew S. Core, late collector of internal revenue equitably. for the second district of Virginia (now West Virginia), upon principles See post, p. 433. of jastice and equity.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

CHAP. CXXIII. – An Act for the Relief of Parker Quince.

July 3, 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 Allowance to Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to allow the sum of Parker Quince sixteen hundred and eight dollars and ninety-seven cents to Parker his accounts.

in settlement of Quince, in the settlement of his accounts with the government, for his salary as collector of customs for the port of Wilmington, North Carulina, and acting collector of internal revenue from September thirteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, to May fourteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, in addition to the sums already paid him for salary for that period. And the said sum of sixteen hundred and eight dollars and ninety-seven cents is hereby appropriated for that purpose out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

CHAP. CXXIV. An Act for the Relief of Martha M. Jones, Administratrir of Samud July 3, 1868.

T. Jones. WHEREAS the commissioner of patents did on the twenty-third of Feb Preamble. ruary, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, upon the petition of Martha M. Jones, administratrix of the estate of Samuel T. Jones, deceased, extend for the period of seven years, from the twenty-fourth of February aforesaid, the letters-patent of the United States granted unto the said Samuel T. Jones on the twenty-fourth day of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, for an invention in the manufacture of the white oxide of zinc, for which invention letters-patent had been granted unto him by the gove ernment of Great Britain, dated the twenty-third day of July, A. D. eighteen hundred and fitty; and whereas doubts exist as to the power of the said commissioner to grant the said extension after the expiration of fourteen years from the date of the said foreign letters-patent: Therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Unitea States of America in Congress assembled, That the extension of said let

ension of ters-patent of the United States for the term of seven years from and

patent to Martha after the expiration of fourteen years from the date of said foreign letters11. Joues made patent be, and the same is hereby, declared to be valid and binding, and valid.

the power of the said commissioner to make the same is in all respects confirmed, and the said letters-patent of the United States are hereby declared to be, and to have been, by force of the certificate of extension thereon indorsed, duly extended for the period of seven years from the

twenty-third day of July, A. D. eighteen hundred and sixty-four: ProProviso.

vided, That this act shall not operate during the period between the date of the English patent and the date of the original American patent.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

lis.

July 8, 1868.

CHAP. CXXV. - An Act for the Relief of Captain Dan Ellis.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby, Captain Dan El

appropriated, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three thousand and sixty dollars to Captain Dan Ellis, of Carter County, in the State of Tennessee, in compensation for his services as scout, pilot, and recruiting agent, volunteered in the cause of the government, from eighteen hundred and sixty-one to eighteen hundred and sixty-five, during the late war.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

July 8, 1868.

Pension to James S. Todd.

CHAP. CXXVI. — An Act granting a Pension to James S. Todd. 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 rolls, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pensiou laws, the name of James S. Todd, of North Carolina, father of two sons who died in the first regiment North Carolina volunteers, and to allow and pay him a pension 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 3, 1868.

July 3, 1868. CHAP. CXXVI. An Act granting a Pension to the Widow of Henry Kaneday.

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 InteElizabeth Kane- rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension day.

rolls, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth Kaneday, the widow of Henry Kaneday, late a private in company I, fifteenth regiment Iowa infantry, and to pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, commencing May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

July 3, 1868.

CHAP. CXXVIII. - An Act for the Relief of Almira Wyeth.

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 InteAlmira Wyeth. rior is hereby authorized and directed to place the name of Almira

Wyeth, widow of James M. Wyeth, late a private in company I, seventyfifth regiment Illinois volunteers, on the pension roll, and allow and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, from the fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, to continue during her widowhood.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

CHAP. CXXIX. - An Act granting a Pension to Rebecca Jane Kinsel. July 3, 1868. 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 Inte

Rebecca Jane cior is hereby authorized and directed to place on the pension rolls, sub- Kinsel. ject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Rebecca Jane Kinsel, the only child under sixteen years of age of Erastus Kinsel, late a private in company A, one hundred and twenty-fifth regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, and to pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month, commencing April seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and to continue until she attains the age of sixteen years.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

CHAP. CXXX. – An Act granting a Pension to John Q. A. Keck, late a Private in the July 8, 1868.

Third Missouri Cavalry.
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

John Q. A. Keck. rior be, and he is hereby, directed to place the name of John Q. A. Keck, late a private in the third Missouri cavalry, on the pension rolls, and to pay him a pension of fifteen dollars per month, the same to commence on the nineteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and to be subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws.

APPROVED, July 3, 1868.

CHAP. CXXXII. - An Act for the Relief of the Owners of the Land within the United July 4, 1868. States Survey Number three thousand two hundred and seventeen, in the State of Missouri.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the United States do Title of the hereby release, grant, relinquish, convey, and confirm, in fee simple and United States to in full property, to the legal representatives of Ann O. Camp and Antoine certain land in Reilhe all of the right, title, and interest of the United States in and to veyed to Ann O. all of the land within United States survey number three thousand two Camp and Adhundred and seventeen, in townships forty-four and forty-five, north of the base line in ranges six and seven, east of the fifth principal meridian line, in the State of Missouri, being the same land that was surveyed by the United States for Madame Camp and Antoine Reilhe's representatives, containing two thousand nine hundred and five arpens and fifty-six perches and forty feet, which is equal to two thousand four hundred and seventy-one acres and serenty-six hundredths of an acre: Provided, Adverse rights however, That nothing in this act shall in any manner abridge, divest, not affected. impair, injure, or prejudice any adverse right, title, or interest of any person or persons in or to any portion or part of the aforesaid land, which is released, granted, relinquished, conveyed, and confirmed by this act.

APPROVED, July 4, 1868.

CHAP: CXXXIII. – An Act to confirm the Title of Ethan Ray Clarke and Samuel July 4, 1868.

Ward Clarke to certain Lands in the State of Florida, claimed under a Grant from the
Spunish Government.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That the title of Ethan Ray

Title of Ethan Clarke and Samuel Ward Clarke to a tract of land five miles square on Ray Clarke and Black Creek, south of Saint Mary's River, in the State of Florida, and Samuel Ward bounded as follows : upon one side by the Saint Mary's River, and upon tain land in Florthe other side by vacant lands, being the same lands to which an exclusive ida confirmed. right to take the timber was granted by the Spanish government to John Underwood, and upon which he erected a saw-mill in eighteen hundred and five, and which was kept up and continued for many years, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed: Provided, however, That nothing herein con

tained shall operate to the prejudice of any claim which may be set up to said land by reason of any previous sale thereof; nor shall this act in any way prejudice any claimant under the said John Underwood, or any

person deriving title or claim thereto under said Underwood, his heirs or Adverse rights assigns, or of any person or persons who may be entitled to pre-emption not affected.

rights under any existing laws of the United States.

APPROVED, July 4, 1868.

July 7, 1868.

CHAP. CXXXVIII. An Act for the Relief of William B. Todd.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Certain money States of America in Congress assembled, That there be refunded to to be refunded to William B.

William B. Todd, of the city of Washington, out of any money in the Todd.

treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, the sum of three hundred and nineteen dollars, it being for so much money paid by the said William B. Todd to the United States, on the twenty-seventh of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, for certain land in the city of Washington, being the south half of lot number fifteen, in square number six hundred and thirty-six, which had been before sold and the United States paid therefor.

APPROVED, July 7, 1868.

July 13, 1868.

Payment of claims against the Department of Agriculture.

CHAP. CALIII. An Act to provide for certain Claims against the Department of

Agriculture. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the treasury be authorized to audit the claims included in the schedule following, to wit: W. L. Ellison, one dollar and fifty cents; C. C. Anderson, seven dollars and fifty cents ; M. W. Beverage, one hundred and fifty dollars ; W. O. Berry, six dollars and forty-seven cents ; J. H. Bourne, thirty-five dollars ; John Bell, twenty-two dollars ; C. J. Brewer, eighty-five dollars ; E. Baker, seven dollars; T. L. Boggess, four dollars and fifty cents; J. A. Blake, four dollars ; Baltimore Journal of Commerce and Price Current, fifteen dollars; George Brown, one dollar and thirteen cents; L. C. Campbell, iwo hundred and fitty dollars and sixty-nine cents; G. B. Carrow, eighty-five dollars; Cruit and Campbell, twenty dollars ; Carter, Yates, and Wiswell, sixty-three dollars and twenty-five cents; F. W. Christern, two dollars ; H. L. Chapin, six dollars and fifty cents; Craigen and Clever, five dollars ; Collins, Alderson, and Company, eleven thousand seven hundred and thirty-three dollars and eleven cents; William B. Dana, five dollars ; R. P. Eaton and Company, one dollar and fifty cents; Espey and Burdoff, sixty-two dollars ; Samuel S. Foss, two dollars; Fisher and Schaeffer, ten dollars and ninety cents ; Nathaniel B. Fugitt, three hundred and sixty-four dollars and forty-one cents; Fowler and Company, one hundred and filiy-three dollars and twenty-nine cents ; Z. D. Gilman, twenty-two dollars; William Hacker, six thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine dollars and forty cents; Hovey and Company, cighty-three cents; International Exchange, (J. Mudie, agent,) two dollars; Irving and Willey, three hundred and ninety-seven dollars and thirty-five cents; Journal of Commerce, seventeen dollars ; A. J. Joice and Company, forty-cight dollars and thirteen cents ; Aug. Jordan, twenty-five dollars ; J. Knox, fifteen dollars and fifty cents; J. M. Kuester, two dollars; J. F. Lihme and Company, three hundred and ninety-one dollars and five cents; Linton and Company, forty-five dollars ; A. M. Lawza, six dollars in gold; D. T. Moore, three dollars; Pascal Morris, thirteen thousand two hundred and twenty-three dollars and sixty-six cents ; J. Markriter, ten dollars ; W. B. Moses, three hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty-five cents; Myers and McGhan, twenty five dollars and twenty-five cents; J. W. Marlin, eighty-six dollars and ninety-eight cents; E. Matlack, twenty- Payment of five cents; Munn and Company, three dollars; National Intelligencer, the Department sixteen dollars; Plant and Brother, two dollars ; Z. Pratt, ten dollars ; of Agriculture. Philp and Solomons, fifteen dollars; F. and J. Rives, five dollars ; William Smith, six dollars ; John Saul, forty-five dollars and sixty-five cents ; H. A. Swasey and Company, three dollars ; Schaeffer and Karadi, sixtyseven dollars and seventy cents ; W. B. Smith and Company, four dollars ; E. W. Stewart, sixty dollars; E. Slade, thirty dollars ; Stevens Brothers, (London,) fifty-eight dollars and twenty cents; Sibley and Guy, forty-four dollars and ninety-seven cents ; J. Turner, one dollar ; R. 0. Thompson, fifteen dollars ; Charles S. Taft, one hundred and twenty-eight dollars and forty-seven cents ; J. E. Tilton and Company, three dollars ; Andrieux, Vilmorin, and Company, twelve dollars and seventy cents; T. B. Winner, one dollar and fifty cents; William Wood and Company twenty-nine dollars ; J. B. Ward, thirty-five dollars and thirty-eight cents ; G. E. Woodward, two dollars and fifty cents; Samuel Wagner, two dollars; J. F. Wright, one dollar ; A. H. Young, fortyeight dollars and seventeen cents; Paschall Morris, twenty dollars ; A. S. Yorke, sixty-five dollars and twenty cents ; Stevens and Brother (London magazine), eighty dollars ; James Sheehy, six dollars and fifty cents; R. O. Thompson, eighty dollars ; W. C. Lodge, thirty-five dollars; James S. Lippencott, four hundred and twenty-eight dollars ; J. F. Walfinger, forty-seven dollars and fifty cents ; Samuel Ringwalt, one hundred and four dollars ; William H. Gardner, twenty dollars ; G. Hubart Bates, thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents; William W. Bates, two hundred and four dollars; H. D. Dunn, two hundred and thirty-two dollars ; X. A. Willard, one hundred and ninety-two dollars ; N. B. Cloud, twenty-eight dollars; S. F. Baird, twenty dollars ; H. F. French, one hundred and forty-nine dollars and fifty cents; C. W. Howard, sixtyseven dollars and fitty cents; John White, fifteen dollars and fifty-six cents; Henry A. Dreer, one hundred and sixty-three dollars and seventyfive cents; Israel S. Diehl, nine hundred dollars; and to allow so much of the same as shall appear upon due proof under oath to be due and unpaid for goods delivered and services rendered to the Department of Agriculture upon contracts made by the commissioner prior to the first day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, [and] for the payment of the same, forty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That if any commissioner or other Penalty upon officer of the Department of Agriculture shall hereafter, in the name of any officer of the the United States, or in the name of said department, contract for any Agriculture congoods or services for the use thereof beyond the amount of money appro- tracting for priated and remaining in his or their hands unexpended at the time of goods or services such contract, the officer so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misde- priation, &o meanor in office, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both, at the discretion of the court.

APPROVED, July 13, 1868.

CHAP, CALIF.. An Act for the Relief of certain Government Contractors 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 Payments to Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Secor Secor & Co.;

Perine, Secor, & and Company, and Perine, Secor, and Company, the sum of one hundred Co.; and fifteen thousand five hundred and thirty-nine dollars and one cent; to Harrison LorHarri-on Loring, thirty-eight thousand five hundred and thirteen dollars;

ing;

Atlantic Iron to the Atlantic Iron Works, of Boston, Massachusetts, four thousand Works.

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