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CHAP. 91.-AN ACT to authorize the President of the United States to issue

to the heirs of John Campbell a patent for the remainder of private land claim number twenty, at Prairie du Chien, in the Territory of Wiskonsan.

sue the patent.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Authority to is

assembled, That the President of the United States be, and hereby is, authorized to issue to the heirs of John Campbell a patent for a piece of land lying at Prairie du Chien, in the Territory of Wiskonsan, and included within the following boun

daries, to wit: beginning at the southeast corner of a tract of Boundaries of the land patented to the heirs of John Campbell aforesaid, on the

twelfth day of October, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty, and running thence due east one hundred and seventy-three chains and fifty links; thence, north, twenty-seven chains and twelve links; thence, west, to the northeast corner of the tract patented, as aforesaid, to the heirs of John Campbell; thence, along the east boundary of the said tract, to the place of beginning, containing about four hundred and seventyone acres, and being the balance of private land claim number twenty, to which the aforesaid heirs of John Campbell were entitled, under the provisions of the act of Congress, approved on the twenty-first day of February, one thousand eight hún. dred and twenty-three, entitled " An act to revive and continue in force certain acts for the adjustment of land claims in the Territory of Wiskonsan.”

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 92. AN ACT to grant to Van Buren county, Missouri, the tract of

land on which the seat of justice of said county has been located.

in lieu of that allowed by law.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Land granted assembled, That there be, and hereby is, granted to the county

of Van Buren, in the State of Missouri, the tract of land whereon the town of Harrisonville is situated, in said county, containing one hundred and sixty acres, according to the survey of Achilles Easby, county surveyor, for the seat of justice for said county, instead of the quarter section allowed by law for the same purpose; the justice of said county entering said tract in the proper land office, and paying for the same the minimum price, as in other cases.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

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CHAP. 93. AN ACT for the relief of William Markham.

[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 the Treasury be, and he here- $250 paid by him by is, authorized and required to refund and pay to William towards the dis Markham, of Bath county, in the State of Kentucky, out of in which he was any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum dies, to be refundof two hundred and fifty dollars, being the amount paid by the ed. said William Markham towards the discharge of a bond or recognizance, in which he was one of the sureties for one Josiah Reed, who was indicted for felony in the circuit court of the United States for the district of Kentucky, which said bond or recognizance was remitted by the President of the United States: Provided, That, before the repayment of said money, Proviso. the Secretary of the Treasury shall be satisfied that the Côsts of the suit against said sureties, on said bond or recognizance, have been paid.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 94.-AN ACT for the relief of William Harper.

[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 is authorized, and hereby To be placed on required, to place William Harper, of Anderson district, South lion ton of evoduCarolina, on the roll of revolutionary pensioners, and allow him a ers, &c. pension for seven months and five days' service as a private soldier in the war of the Revolution, to be paid to him, together with the arrears of pension from the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, as other pensioners are paid, under the act of . May, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, allowing pensions to the surviving officers and soldiers of the Revolution.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 95.-AN ACT for the relief of Sarah Moore, of the State of Mary

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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 the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, Moore to be placed authorized and directed to place upon the pension roll the name on the pension of Sarah Moore, of the city of Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, roll, &c. widow of the late Nicholas Ruxton Moore, a captain of cavalry in the army of the Revolution; and that there be allowed to the said Sarah Moore five years' full pay of a captain, to be paid according to the provisions of the act of seventh July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, allowing pensions to certain widows.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

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CHAP. 96.--AN ACT to provide for erecting and lighting lamps on Pennsyl-.

vania Avenue.

sled therefor.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress $2,500 appropria assembled, That the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars

be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any unappropriated money in the Treasury, to be expended, under the direction of the Commissioner of Public Buildings, in erecting and lighting lamps on Pennsylvania avenue, between the Capitol and the President's square.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 97.-AN ACT to relinquish to William Waller the interest of the

United States in a certain tract of land therein named.

Interest of the

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Waller and heirs,

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

assembled, That all the interest which the United States now 9. 3. im certain has, or may hereafter have, in and to a certain tract of land, and vested in wo known as fractional section seventeen, township five, and range

four east, lying on the left bank of the Alabama river, containing five hundred and fifty acres, more or less, and a small part of said fractional section, lying on the right bank of said river, containing, as supposed, two acres, more or less, be, and the same is hereby, relinquished, and vested in William Waller and his heirs; the said William Waller having paid for said land the sum of Afteen hundred dollars; and Arthur Sizemore, who was authorized by an act of Congress, approved the twentyninth day of May, eighteen hundred and thirty, to sell said land, provided he removed with his family west of the Mississippi, having been prevented by death from complying with said act of Congress.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 98.–AN ACT for the relief of Ingoldsby W. Crawford and Samuel

Phillips.

be examined and

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Their claims to assembled, That the proper accouņting officers of the Treasury Bettled on princi

are hereby authorized and directed to examine and settle, upon ples of equity and the principles of equity and justice, the claims of Ingoldsby W. justice.

Crawford, late collector of the customs for the district of New London, and of Samuel Phillips, late collector of the customs for the district of Newburyport, for services rendered and actual expenses incurred by them in superintending the erection of a custom-house and public store in their districts, respectively; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed

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to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sums found due to the aforesaid officers, respectively, o be paid. on said settlement; Provided, That the sum paid to each, shall Proviso. limiting not exceed the amount claimed by him to be due for his said ser- paid. vices and expenses in his accounts rendered to the Treasury Department, nor shall the sum paid exceed one thousand dollars to each.

Approved, July 27th; 1842.

CHAP. 99.--AN ACT for the relief of Josiah Holmes.

[Seč. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the collector of customs for the district of New Fishing bounty Bedford, in the State of Massachusetts, be, and hereby is, re- to be paid in the quired to pay to Josiah Holmes, agent and principal owner of Lydia. the sloop Lydia, of Rochester, in said district, of seventy-five and fifty-seven ninety-fifths tons burden, or to his legal representatives, such sum as said vessel would be entitled to receive as bounty for having been engaged more than four months in the cod fisheries, during the season of eighteen hundred and thirty. nine; said bounty having been refused by the collector of said district, on the ground that the agreement between Holmes and the fishermen, although in all respects faithfully executed, had not, by inadvertence or mistake, been endorsed or countersigned by said Holmes; which sum shall be distributed according to law.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 100.-AN ACT for the relief of Nathaniel Mitchell.

suit brought

[SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Treasurer of the United States pay to Na To be paid be thaniel Mitchell the sum of nine hundred and thirty-one dollars amount ending and sixty cents, out of any money in the Treasury not other a wise appropriated, out of the fund appropriated for the service of acts done by orde the Post Office Department; being the amount paid by said GeneraPostmaste Mitchell in defending a suit brought against him by William Merriam, for acts done by said Mitchell under orders from the Postmaster General, in arresting the said Merriam on a charge for violating the Post Office laws of the United States.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 101.--AN ACT for the relief of Archibald McCallum.

troops.

To be paid $930 assembled, That there be paid, out of any money in the Treafor property des sury not otherwise appropriated, to Archibald McCallum, of cupied by u. 8. Rouse's Point, New York, the sum of nine hundred and thirty

dollars, in full for his claim for damages for the destruction of his house, wood shed, and carriage house, by fire, on the twentyfifth February, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, while in the cccupation of the troops of the United States.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 102.--AN ACT for the relief of John P. Campbell

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

fresentatives of the United States of America in Congress To be credited assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is ducing a certain hereby, authorized to credit John P. Campbell, receiver of receipt.

public moneys at Springfield, Missouri, with the sum of two hundred dollars, upon his producing to the accounting officer of the Treasury Department, a Treasurer's receipt numbered four hundred and seventy-six, dated twenty-eighth September, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, acknowledging to have received two hundred dollars of Winslow Robinson, under the provisions of the second section of the act approved twenty-fourth April, eighteen hundred and twenty, which receipt was assigned by said Robinson to Hugh Boyd and by him paid to the said John P. Campbell as such receiver, for public lands.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

CHAP. 103.-AN ACT for the relief of George M. Bedinger, of the State

of Kentucky.

The name of G.

[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 authorized and reM. Bedinger to be quired to place the name of George M. Bedinger on the roll of placed on the toll revolutionary pensions, and pay him a pension for five months'

service as a sergeant, and fifteen months' service as a private, according to the provisions of the act of the seventh of June, eighteen hundred and thirty-two; said pension to commence on the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, July 27th, 1842.

pensions.

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