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pre-emption right or claim of title ; and if less than all of said lands liable to entry shall be taken up by said Wynn, no less subdivision shall be so entered than by the entire section or fractional section, or of all the lands subject to sale in any such section where part may have been otherwise disposed of.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 136.--AN ACT for the relief of the inhabitants of the reserved town

ship in Gibson county, in the State of Indiana.

section of land for the use of schools

ed township, au

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate eud House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he here- Selection of a by is, authorized to select one section, in not less than quarter o sections, of any surveyed and unappropriated lands in the State within the reserv of Indiana, not subject to any right of pre-emption, for the use thorized. of schools within the reserved township in Gibson county, in the State of Indiana, in lieu of the sixteenth section in said township, which was granted by Congress to the State of Indiana, for the uses and benefit of a State college; which said section, when so selected, shall be for ever held, or disposed of, under the laws in force, by the inhabitants of said reserved township, for the use and purposes for which section sixteen is in other cases held or disposed of, and for no other use or purpose whatever.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 137.-AN ACT for the relief of Zachariah Jellison.

13, the amount of duty levied on cer

ported from Cuba.

[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 is hereby au. To be paid $340 thorized and directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Zachariah Jellison, three hun- tain tobacco imdred and forty dollars and thirteen cents; being the amount of po duty levied by act of March second, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, on three hundred and fifty bales of leaf tobacco, being part of four hundred bales imported from the island of Cuba into the district of Boston, on the twenty-second and twenty-fourth days of December, eighteen hundred and thirtytwo, in the brig General Mercer and brig Lubec, and deposited in the custom-house stores agreeably to the provisions of the act of the fourteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two: Pro.

Proviso: proof vided, That satisfactory proof shall be furnished to the Secre- to be furnished tary of the Treasury that said duties were paid, and not returned in debentures on the exportation of said tobacco, and that the returned in deben

tures, &c. same was deposited in the custom-house stores, and was under the control of the proper officer of the customs, on the third day

that said duties were paid, and not

of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of fourteenth July, eighteen hundred and thirty-two.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 138.-AN ACT to authorize Chapman Levy to purchase as a pre

emptor a certain quarter section of land now occupied by him, at the minimum price per acre.

SEC. 1.] Be it enanited States and he is hereby: aact,

[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 Chapman Levy be, and he is hereby, authormake the purchase ized at any time within six months from the date of this act, to

purchase as a pre-emptor at the proper land office at the price of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, the southeast quarter of section twenty-three of township fourteen range five east

in the district of lands subject to sale at Columbus in the State Proviso: lands of Mississippi Provided Said lands shall not before the date of this act have been sold by the United States.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

not sold,

CHAP. 139.—AN ACT for the relief of John C. Reynolds, late disbursing

agent of the Indian department.

discharge of his duties.

[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, diTo be paid $1,121 03, the sum stolen rected to pay to John C. Reynolds, late disbursing agent of the from him while in Indian department, the sum of eleven hundred and twenty-one

dollars and three cents, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, it being for that sum stolen from him while in discharge of his duties as disbursing agent, at Fort Crawford, in the month of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, it having been satisfactorily proved that the loss was not occasioned by any negligence or want of proper care and attention on the part of said Reynolds.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 140.-AN ACT for the relief of Marston G. Clark.

be

settled upon

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress His accounts to assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he principles of equi. hereby is, directed to settle the account of Marston G. Clark, iy and justice. late agent of the Kanzas Indians, upon principles of justice and

Losses on cer- equity, and to allow him in such settlement for any losses he tain flour and pork to be allowed.

pork sustained on account of the purchase, transportation, and sale of Hour and pork purchased by him to be used at the Kanzas agency in supporting said Indians while assembled to receive their annuities, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four; and which flour and pork the said Marston G. Clark was prevented from using at said agency, and was compelled to transport and sell at a loss, in consequence of his charge of the Kanzas Indians ceasing, by their being placed under another agency by the United States before the time for the payment of their annuities in the year aforesaid; and upon such accounting, the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed to pay to the said Marston G. Clark, or his legal representatives, the amount that may be found due to him due to be paid. upon the principles aforesaid, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That the amount shall Proviso: it does not exceed the sum of three hundred and two dollars and fifty 50 cents.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

Amount found

not exceed

302

CHAP. 141.-AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of Francis Newman.

His accounts to

release his estate from interest on the debt he owed

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 hereby, authorized and directed to settle and adjust the accounts be settled so as to of Francis Newman, late collector of internal revenue and direct taxes for the sixth collection district of Maryland, so as to re- the debt he owed lease his estate from the payment of interest on account of the debt which the said Newman owed to the United States as collector aforesaid : Provided, That nothing herein contained shall Proviso : nothing authorize the refunding to said estate any amount which may count of said debt, heretofore have been received or collected of said Newman or to be refunded. his legal representatives, on account of said debt or interest thereon.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

received on

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CHAP. 142.-AN ACT for the relief of William Osteen of Illinois.

the surrender of a certificate for cer

other land.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That William Osteen, of the county of Franklin, Authorized, on in the State of Illinois, be, and he is hereby, authorized, within tai six months from the date of this act, to surrender to the Secre- tain land, to enter tary of the Treasury, to be cancelled, the certificate of the land offices at Shawneetown, in said State, for the north half of the southeast quarter of section number twenty-nine, in township number seven south, range number two east, lying in the Shawneetown land district, in the State aforesaid; which was entered by said William Osteen by mistake, and in lieu thereof, he is

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hereby authorized to enter the like quantity of land in legal subdivisions, elsewhere in said land district; Provided The same be subject to private entry, and not subject to the right of pre-emption.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 143.-AN ACT for the relief of J. K. Tefft, administrator of Francis

Didier Petit de Villers, deceased.

al interest, claim,

U. S, founded on a judgment obtained

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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 Released from assembled, That J. K. Tefft, administrator of Francis Didier ör demand of the Petit de Villers, late of Savannah, in the State of Georgia, de

a ceased, be, and he is hereby, released from all and all manner against F. D. Petit of interest, claim, or demand of the United States, founded on de Villers and P. Dupont.

a judgment obtained by the said United States against the said Francis Didier Petit de Villers in his lifetime, and one Paul Dupont, for the sum of eight hundred and sixty dollars, with interest and costs, which said judgment was obtained and is now

of record in the district court of the United States for the district i of Georgia, and that the attorney for the United States, for the

said district, be, and he is hereby, directed and required to enter satisfaction on the same.

Approved, August 11th, 1842. «

U.S. Attorney t enter satisfaction on the same.

CHAP. 144.—AN ACT for the relief of Beckford C. Mathews.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress A duplicate of assembled, That the President of the United States be, and he land warrant 1138, is hereby, authorized to cause to be issued to Beckford C. Ma. for 100 acres of 10 nocoy, a land, issued to D. thews, vendee and heir-at-law of Daniel Mathews, a soldier of Mathews, to be issued to B. C. Ma- the New Hampshire line of the war of the Revolution, a duplithews.

cate of land warrant number one thousand one hundred and thirty-eight, for one hundred acres of land; which land warrant was issued to said Daniel Mathews in his lifetime, and lost without having been located.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 145.-AN ACT for the relief of Richard Higgins.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress May prove his assembled, That it shall be lawful for Richard Higgins, or his pour certain land." legal representatives, to prove his pre-emption right, at the pro

per land office, to the northwest fractional section, number

and payment of the minimum price, a

twenty, in township number four, north of range number eight east, containing one hundred and forty-seven acres and sixtyfive hundredths of an acre, situate in the county of Crittenden, in the State of Arkansas, and upon such proof, to the satisfaction Upon such proof of the proper land officers, and the payment of the ininimum minir price, per acre, for the land, a patent shall issue to the said Rich- patent to issue. ard Higgins, or his legal representatives, for the same: Provided, Said proof and payment shall be made within one year from and payment to be the date of this act: And provided, also, That said Richard" Higgins shall prove to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the that he is the bona Treasury that he is the bona fide vendee of the claim of John J. j Bowie under a grant from the Spanish authorities to the same. required.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

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CHAP. 146.-AN ACT for the relief of Thomas M. Isett.

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acres of land.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Thomas M. Isett, or his legal representatives, Authorized, upbe, and they are hereby, authorized to enter at any of the land on offices in the Territory of Iowa, eighty acres of any of the pub-cate, to enter 80 lic lands in said Territory, subject to private entry at the time, in consideration that said Thomas M. Isett shall first surrender to the proper department, to be cancelled, the receipt of the receiver of the land office at Burlington, in said Territory, for the purchase of the east half of the southwest quarter of section number twenty, in township number seventy-seven, north of range number two west, containing eighty acres, entered by Leander Judson: Provided, That said Thomas M. Isett, shall Proviso: he hold satisfactorily appear to the Secretary of the Treasury to be the holder of said certificate of purchase, by transfer, from said Leander Judson.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

said certificate.

CHAP. 147.–AN ACT for the relief of Gregoire Sarpy, or his legal represen

tatives.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall be the duty of the proper officers of . Patent to issue the United States to issue a patent to Gregoire Sarpy, or his lands

rny or his for 7055 arpens of legal representatives, for seven thousand and fifty-six arpens, containing six thousand and two acres and fifty hundredths of an acre of land, pursuant to patent certificate number one thousand and thirty-three, dated September thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five, and to the survey thereof numbered one thousand nine hundred and fifty-three, certified by the surveyor of Illinois, Miisouri and Arkansas, at St. Louis, on

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