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CHAP. 228.-AN ACT to provide an insane hospital for the District of Co

lumbia.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress The old jail to assembled, That the Commissioner of the Public Buildings be, be fitted up for the insane, &c.

and he is hereby, authorized and required, under the direction of the President of the United States, and upon a plan to be by him approved, to cause such alterations to be made in the old jail as will adapt it for the reception and accommodation of the insane of the District of Columbia, and of such sick, disabled, and infirm seamen, soldiers, and others, as may, by competent authority, to be hereafter prescribed, be deemed proper to be received therein, which building, with one half of the ground of cupied by the old and new jails is hereby assigned for those

purposes. Board of inspec- Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That on the completion tors to be appoint of the said building, the President be authorized to appoint three

respectable persons, residents of the city of Washington, to be a board of inspectors of the said institution, who shall hold their offices two years from the date of their appointment; and whose duty it shall be to have a general supervision of the concerns of the said hospital ; to appoint the necessary sub-ordinate officers thereof; to prescribe rules for the admission and due regulation of patients therein, and to make an annual report to Congress

of their proceedings, and of the condition of the said institution: $10,000 appro.. : Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That there be, and there

is hereby, appropriated, the sum of ten thousand dollars fór the alteration of the said building, and improvement of the grounds, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise ap. propriated.

Approved, August 29th, 1842:

priated.

CHAP. 229.-AN ACT to authorize the issuing of a patent to the heirs, or le

gal representatives of Francis Rivard, deceased, and for other purposes.

sued to the heire of Francis Rivard,

island in thie Mis.

[Sec; 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Res

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Patent to be in assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he

is hereby, authorized and directed to cause to be issued to the deceased, for an heirs of Francis Rivard, deceased, for the benefit of themselves slosippi.e and their legal assignee or assignees, a patent for an island in the

Mississippi river, opposite the town of St. Genevieve, in the
State of Missouri ; which said island was granted by the French
Govemment to the said Rivard, in the year seventeen hundred
and fifty six, aud pronounced by the board of commissioners in

eighteen hundred and twelve to be a complete title: Provided, of third persons

nk That the same shall only operate as a relinquishment of the

right of the United States, and shall not affect the right of third persons.

Proviso: right

not affected.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the report with Report, &c., made the accompanying testimony and documents, made by the com- sioners, for the missioners for the final settlement of land claims in Missouri, on fand claims in Mis? the twenty-seventh November, eighteen hundred and thirty-souri, on 27th Nothree, in pursuance of the “act for the final adjustment of private contained in Duff land claims in Missouri," approved the ninth July, eighteen Greens.compilahundred and thirty-two, and the act approved the second March, ments to be deem eighteen hundred and thirty-three, entitled" an act supplemental the original. to the act entitled an act for the final adjustment of land claims in Missouri,"” as contained on pages from seven hundred and two to eight hundred and thirty-eight, inclusive, of volume five of the compilation of land documents printed by Duff Green in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-four, and selected and eds itedkunder the authority of the Senate of the United States, by Walter Lowrie, Secretary of the Senate, shall be deemed and taken in all cases whatsoever, in law and in equity, as authentic and equivalent, similar and identical in all respects whatsoever as the original report of said commissioners.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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CHAP: 230._AN ACT for the relief of Elisha Burnet

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[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Elisha Burnet, of the State of Ohio, late a pri- legat representa vate of the fortieth regiment of infantry in the late war with

tives, authorized Great Britain, or his legal representatives, be, and they are here- land warrant N. by authorized to locate at the proper land office, military land Warrant number twenty-three thousand three hundred and four, issued to him for his services, on one quarter section of any of the public lands subject to private entry, and not in the occù. pancy of any actual settler: Provided, The same shall be low Proviso: location cated within two years from the date of this act.

23304.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

to be made in two years.

CHAP. 231.-AN ACT for the relief of Thomas Brownell.

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To be paid a pen

[Seg. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rer presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the name of Thomas Brownell be placed upon sion of $18 a the roll of navy pensioners, and that he be allowed and paid a month, from the pension of ten dollars per month, from the close of the year one Oct. 1840. thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, to October, one thou: sand eight hundred and forty, for a disability received by him while in the discharge of his duty, as master on board the Law rence, under Commodore Perry, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 232.-AN ACT to confirm the title of the heirs of James Sympson,

deceased, to a certain tract of land in the State of Louisiana.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Confirmed in assembled, That the heirs-at-law of James Sympson, deceased, their tide de lancer late of Clarke county, State of Kentucky, be, and they are here

by, confirmed in their title to a certain tract of land situate at the mouth of the Atchafalaya at its junction with the Mississippi river, containing six hundred and forty acres; and as surveyed and platted in the surveyor general's office at Donaldsonville, in the State of Louisiana, upon the survey made and re

turned by Charles Morgan, of date eleventh February, eighteen Provision this hundred and six, and executed for Andy Robinson: Provided, a relinquishment. This confirmation shall only be construed as a relinquishment of

the title of the United States to said land, and not to prejudice any superior and better title.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

of the title of the U.S.

band.

CHAP. 233.-AN ACT for the relief of Mrs. Mary W. Thompson, widow of

the late Lientenant Colonel Thompson, of the army of the United States.

[Séc. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Allowed 900 in assembled, That the sum of nine hundred dollars to be paid vices of her hus- Mrs. Mary W. Thompson, widow of the late Lieutenant Colo

nel Thompson, in full for all claims for services rendered by the said Lieutenant Colonel Thompson as assistant quartermaster for twenty-five months, at forts Mackinac and Gratiot; also for surveying and laying off by order of the Government, military reservations at fort Gratiot, and on the islands of Mackinac and Bois Blanc, and for services rendered in settling and adjusting private claims on the public lands at Fort Gratiot, under orders of the War Department; and that the said sum of nine hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay for the said services; and, when paid, shall be in full of the same.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful Mrs. Thompson to

Of for the proper accounting officers to audit the account of the said be settled, how. Mrs. Thompson as contained in Senate document, number two

hundred and sixty-four, of this session for the other items not allowed in this act, and to settle the said items on the same princi

ples on which similar items may have been heretofore settled in Amount found the accounts of other officers; and the amount, if any thing, so due to be paid. found due, shall be paid the said Mrs. Thompson out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

Other items in the account

CHAP. 234.-AN ACT for the relief of Andrew Forrest.

To be paid $368 34, advanced by

[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 pay to Andrew 34,99 Forrest, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appro. him to a detach

ment of marines. priated, the sum of three hundred and sixty-eight dollars and thirty-four cents, that amount having been advanced by the said Forrest to a detachment of marines, on the order of Lieutenant, Desha, paymaster of the corps, and subsequently credited to. Lieutenant Desha, in the settlement of his accounts with the Government, but never paid to the said Forrest.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 235.-AN ACT for the relief of Henry Fry. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re- Pension of $20 a

month allowed. presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place the name of Henry Fry, of the city of Philadelphia, formerly a purser in the pavy, on the list of invalid navy pensioners, and to pay him at the rate of twenty dollars per month, to commence on the first of January,one thousand eight thousand and thirty-eight.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 236.--AN ACT for the relief of John Compton, assignee and repre

sentative of Garrigues Flaujac.

sued to him

for a

land.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Patent to be iassembled, That a patent shall be issued in the usual form to certain tract of John Compton, assignee and representative of Garrigues Flau-" jac, for the land entered by him on the twenty. Pourth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, at the Opelousas land office, as a back pre-emption to the tract on Red river, located under the act for the relief of Garrigues Flaujac, in lieu of land on Bayou Gros Tete, confirmed to said Flaujac by act of Congress of the twenty-eighth of February, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three.

Approved, August 29th, 1842..

CHAP. 297.-AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Therese

Malette, widow of Gaspard Phiole.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress

* Authorized assembled, That the legal representatives of Therese Malette, locate four floating widow of Gaspard Phiole, be, and they are hereby, authorized each, in lieu or the to locate four floating rights, of five hundred acres each, on any other sources

unappropriated lands west of the Mississippi, in the State of Louisiana, which shall be in lieu of their claim to a tract of two thousand acres of land, recommended for confirmation by the old board of commissioners at Opelousas, and confirmed by the act of the twenty-ninth of April, eighteen hundred and sixteen,

the location of which is disputed by the Land Office: Provided, Proviso : before That before patents shall issue for the lands, the location of patentu are issued, which is authorized by this act, the legal representatives of said der the confirmaTherese Malette shall surrender to the United States, in such dered. manner as the Commissioner of the Land Office shall direct, all

right, title, and interest, in and to the land held under the aforeLocations to be said confirmation : And provided, also, Said locations shall be

made on lands subject to sale at private entry, and to conform as nearly as possible to the public surveys of the United States.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

tion to be surren.

CHAP. 238.-AN ACT for the relief of Jean Baptist Comeau.

and by the U.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Re.

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Authorized to assembled, That Jean Baptist Comeau, of the parish of kaland in lieu of land fayette, in the State of Louisiana, be, and he is hereby, atdhor confirmed them: ized to enter, without payment iherefor, two hundred and be

acres of land, upon any of the public lands which have been surveyed, and are subject to sale by private entry in the district of lands subject to sale at Opetousas, in lieu of a like quantity of land, confirmed to him upon the report of the commissioners of land claims for the western district of louisiana, of the first of May, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and which was subsequently sold by the United States to a certain Jean E-Lefabre, under the provisions of the act of the twelfth of Aprilzone thousand eight hundred and fourteen entitled “An act for the

final adjustment of land titles in the State of Ivouisiana and Proviso: loca-'Territory of Missouri :” Provided, The location of the land, Doar as can be, to the entry of which is here authorized, shall-as near as can be the legal divisione. conform to the legal divisions and subdivisions of the surveys of

Quantity located the public lands, and if the quantity located shall exceed two one para o acres to hundred and ten acres, the residue shall be paid for at the mini

Patent to issue mum price of public lands; and upon a return of the usuad-cer. on return of usual tificate to the General Land Office of the United States, a patent shall issue as in other cases of lands sold by the United States

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

certificate.

CHAP. 239.- AN ACT for the relief of Enoch Hidden.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress To be paid $200 assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized

by and directed to pay to Enoch Hidden the sum of two hundred

for an
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