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dollars out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appro-
priated, in remuneration for the use, heretofore and in the fu-
ture, of his improvement in the elevating screw-box and cap. for
carronades.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 240.-AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Henry

Eckford deceased.

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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 there be paid to the legal representatives of u. 18. bessed for Henry Eckford deceased, out of any money in the Treasury maining on Henry mot otherwise appropriated, the sum of three thousand seven mises. hundred and eighty-three dollars and ninety-seven cents, in full payment ard satisfaction for any claims they, or the said Henry Eckford had, or may have, on account of the United States vessels New Orleans and Chippewa being suffered to remain on the premises of the said Henry Eckford for any length of time anterior to the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fortytwo, and a further sum, at the rate of one hundred and ninetyone dollars sixty-two and one half cents, as long as the said United States vessel New Orleans shall remain' at 'Navy Point.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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CHAP. 241.-AN ACT for the relief of William H. Robertson, Samuel H.

Garrow, and J:W. Simonton.

*[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 be, and he is intender du toe hereby, directed to remit to William H. Robertson, Samvue H. theta orihe books Garrow, and J. W. Simonton, the interest : due and charged a certain judgment against them upon the books of his department, upon a judgment rendered against them in favor of the United States, in the district court of the United States for the southern district of Alabama, on the eighteenth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, for the sum of five thousand one hundred and nine dollars and seventy-five cents, as the value of the schooner Merino and her cargo, condemned for a violation of the laws prohibiting the introduction of slaves into the United States, and two hundred and thirty-nine dollars and ninety cents for costs of suit ; it appearing that the damages and costs of the said judgment have been fully paid ; that the violation of law for which the said schooner was condemned was unin.' tentional on the part of the owners of the said schooner, and committed by them before the existence of the law came to their knowledge, and that the principals have become insolvent, and the said interest, if collected, must be collected from

On payment of their sureties; and the said Secretary is hereby directed, upon proceedings to be payment of all costs incurred, which are legally chargeable upon the charge on the any suit now pending for the recovery of the same, to suspend books of the Trea- all further proceedings for the collection of the interest due and

unpaid upon the said judgment, and to cancel all charge for the same upon the books of his office.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 242.-AN ACT for the relief of the legal heirs and representatives of

Hugo Krebs, deceased.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Claim 10 a lot in assembled, That the report (number eight) of the register and Mobile confirmed. receiver of the land office at St. Stephen's, in the State of Ala

bama, of date twenty-first January, eighteen hundred and thirtynine, on the claim of Mary J. Krebs, Etienne Krebs, Genevieve Krebs, and Placide Krebs (in right of inheritance to (Hugo Krebs) to a lot of land in the town of Mobile, on Royal street, of ten toises front, with a depth of sixty feet, extending to the river, reported on pursuant to the act of second March, eighteen

hundred and twenty-nine, be, and the same is hereby, confirmed: Proviso : confir- Provided, Such confirmation shall only operate as a release of lease of the righi all right on the part of the United States.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

of the U. s.

CHAP. 243.-AN ACT for the relief of Dennis Dygert.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Pension of go assembled, That the Secretary of War be directed to place a month allowed. Dennis Dygert, of Herkimer county, in the State of New York,

on the list of invalid pensioners, at the rate of ten dollars per month, during his natūral life; said pension to commence on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 244.-AN ACT granting a pension to Amaziah Goodwin.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Pension of $ assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy cause the name of

Amaziah Goodwin, of the State of Maine, to be placed upon the roll of invalid pensioners, and pay to him six dollars per month during his natural life, commencing on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty.

Approved, August 29th, 1849.

CHAP. 245.-AN ACT for the relief of Effie Van Ness.

[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 War be, and he is hereby, Pension of $45 directed to place the name of Effie Van Ness, of New York, loped. widow of Garret Van Ness, deceased, on the roll of revolution,ary pensions of that State, and to allow her a pension at the rate of forty-five dollars and eighty-eight cents per annum, to be paid to her in the manner prescribed by the act of the fourth of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, allowing pensions to certain widows.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 246.-AN ACT for the relief of Isaac Hull.

[Sec. l.] 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 Captain To be paid $€04 Isaac Hull, of the United States Navy, out of any money in the front lipaida key him Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of six hundred and four dollars and eighty-four cents, being the amount paid by said Isaac Hull to Peter H. Green, for certain live-oak timber, by order from the Navy Commissioners.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP 247,-AN ACT for the relief of William Polk.

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[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re-
presentatives of the United States of America in Congress
assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, His accounts to
authorized and directed to audit and adjust the account of Wil besaudited and ad

justed.
liam Polk, of Fulton county, Indiana, for supplies furnished to
the Indiana militia while in the actual service of the United
States, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six;
and that the said Secretary shall pay to said William Polk what-
soever overbalance may be found due to him: Provided, That be paid.
the gum shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and nineteen

not to exceed $119 dollars and fifty cents. «

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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CHAP. 248.-AN ACT for the relief of F. B. De Bellevue.

[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 War be directed to place the Pension of 410 name of F. B. De Bellevue on the roll of invalid pensioners, ed

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per month allow.

and pay to the said De Bellevue a pension at the rate of ten dollars per month, for disability consequent upon it wound in the band while said De Bellevue was in the discharge of his duty as second lieutenant of Marines.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

· CHAP. 249.—AN ACT giving Catharine Lehman the benefit of the act of the

seventh July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress To be allowed assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, dimachu pension as, rected to place the name of Catharine Lehman, widow of Anwould have been thony Lehman, late a revolutionary pensioner, of York county, been living on 7th Pennsylvania, on the pension roll, and that she be allowed such

pension, under the act of the seventh July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, as her said husband would have been entitled 10 had he been living on the seventh June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

June, 1832.

CHAP. 250.-AN ACT for the relief of Hannah Carrier.

owed.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Pension of $64 assembled, That Hannah Carrier, of ihe county of Oneida, and 86 per anrum al- State of New York, widow of Jeremiah Carrier, and former

widow of Guy Dodd, a soldier of the Revolution, be placed upon the pension roll for five years, commencing on the fourth day of

March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, at the rate of sixty-four "Proviso : in event dollars and eighty-six cents per annum: Provided, That, in color mange to be the event of the marriage of said widow, said annuity or pension shall be discontinued.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

discontinued.

CHAP. 251.-AN ACT to permit the Solicitor of the Treasury to adjust and

compromise a claim of the United States against Henry Daniel and Thomas Triplett, jr., deceased, now or late of the State of Kentucky.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Authony to assembled, That the Solicitor of the Treasury be, and he is, promise the claims hereby, authorized aud empowered 10 setile, adjust, and comHere spending promise the claims which the United States have against Tho

mas Triplett, jr., deceased, and Henry Daniel, both now, or late of the State of Kentucky, and for which suits have been brought against the executors and heirs of the said Thomas

Triplett, jr., deceased, and the said Henry Daniel, respectively, which are now pending in the circuit and district courts of the United States for the District of Kentucky.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

CHAP. 252.-AN ACT for the relief of Jacob Greaves.

[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 Navy be, and he is here- Pension of $$8 a by, required to place the name of Jacob Greaves, of the city of month allowed. Washington, on the invalid pension roll, and to pay him at the rate of eight dollars a month during his natural life, commencing on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and forty.

Approved, August 29th, 1842,

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CHAP. 253.-AN ACT for the relief of Amey Babbitt.

[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 War be, and he hereby is, Pension of $10 directed to place the name of Amey Babbitt, of Rhode Island, a month allowed. on the pension roll, under the act of the fourth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and to pay to her ten dollars a month, from the fourth of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, August 29th, 1842.

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CHAP. 254.-AN ACT for the relief of Thomas B. Parsons.

[Sec. 1.] Be it. enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the pension of six dollars per month, hereto- Pension increased fore granted to Thomas B. Parsons, as a seaman in the naval to $9 per month. service be, and the same is hereby, increased, from and after the thirtieth day of May last, to nine dollars per month, the said Thomas B. Parsons having been a coxswain and not merely a seaman in the said service; and the Commissioner of Pensions is hereby authorized to pay to the said Thomas B. Parsons the difference, to be arrears of pension which are due to him for the difference in the said rate of nine dollars per month, for the period between the thirtieth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyfive, and the thirtieth day of May last.

Approved, August 29th, 1842

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