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the thirteenth of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 148.-AN ACT authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to audit

and settle the accounts between the United States and David Gelston, formerly collector of the port of New York.

[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 is be settled upon hereby, authorized and directed to audit and to settle, upon printice and equity. ciples of justice and equity, the accounts of David Gelston, who

is now deceased, and who was the collector of the port of New York, from Anno Domino eighteen hundred and one, to the

year eighteen hundred and twenty, when he resigned his office; Amount found and if the said Secretary shall, upon said settlement, find any due to be allowed balance due from the United States to the estate of the said of balance against David Gelston, he shall allow the same to the legal representatives him.

of the said David Gelston towards the payment of the balance now

standing on the books of the Treasury Department against him: Proviso : sum al- Provided, That the sum allowed shall not exceed, in any event, lowed not 10 ex: the sum of thirty-six thousand one hundred and fifty-seven dol. ed to be due Gov- lars and forty cents; that being now the sum supposed to be due to the Government from the estate of the said David Gelston. ]

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

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ernment.

CHAP. 149.-AN ACT for the relief of Thankful Reynolds.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Pension of $80 assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and hereby is, diper annum, eor 5 rected to place the name of Thankful Reynolds, widow of

Daniel Reynolds, deceased, and late a pensioner of the United States, upon the roll of revolutionary pensioners, and allow and pay to her a pension of eighty dollars per annum, for and during the term of five years from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

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CHAP. 150.-AN ACT for the relief of Valerian Allain

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Land designated assembled, That the land, designated by certificates seventeen, cales, &c., con eighteen, and nineteen, 'entered in pursuance of an act of Confirmed to V. Ar-gress, approved twelfth April, eighteen hundred and fourteen,

by certain certifi

entitled “An act for the final adjustment of land titles in the
State of Louisiana, and Territory of Alabama,” entered, as ap-
pears by the certificate of the register of the land office for the
eastern district of Louisiana, on the fifth day of April, eighteen
hundred and thirty-two, by Valerian Allain, George Dolandes,
and Robert Boyd, one hundred and sixty acres each, at one
dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, paid at the time of the
entry (and the said Valerian Allain having purchased of George
Dolandes and Robert Boyd the land designated in certificates
numbers seventeen and nineteen, which said land, by a survey
subsequent to said entries, was found to be located partly on
sections sixteen and seventeen, in township seven, south of
range twelve east,) be, and the same are hereby, confirmed to
the said Valerian Allain; and the Commissioner of the General
Land Office is hereby authorized to issue to the said Valerian therefor.
Allain patents therefor.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the proper authori- he other land may ties of the State of Louisiana, for township seven of range of that confirmed twelve east, in the eastern district of Louisiana, be, and they

to V. Allain. are hereby, authorized to enter, under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, other land, in lieu of the land by this act confirmed to Valerian Allain.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall not Other rights than be construed so as to interfere with any rights, except those States and V. Alwhich appertain to the United States and Valerian Allain.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

Patents to issue

those of the United

lain not interfered with.

CHAP. 151.--AN ACT in favor of Mary Snow.

per annum allow

[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 $60 directed to place the name of Mary Snow, widow of Jonas Snow po of the State of New York on the revolutionary pension roll, at ed. the rate of sixty dollars per annum, during her natural life; to commence on the fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 152.-AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of John Scott.

Allowed $1500

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re. presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That fifteen hundred dollars be, and the same is a hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not for damages occa

"Vsioned by the ocotherwise appropriated, in full payment to the legal representa- cupation of his tives of John Scott, deceased, for damages sustained by him in diens in charge are wood, timber, fences and houses, on his premises in the neigh- U.S. troops.

borhood of Montgomery, Alabama, in consequence of the occupation of the same by a large body of emigrating Creek Indians, while in charge of United States troops in the months of January, February, and March, eighteen hundred and thirtyseven, under the superintendence of Captain John Page, and by orders of General Thomas S. Jesup.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 153.-AN ACT for the relief of Mary Prettyman.

whose
died of disabilities

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress M. Prettyman, assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is

husband hereby, directed to cause to be paid, out of any money in the received in service Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred ., to be paid and forty-seven dollars, to Mary Prettyman, widow of Thomas

G. Prettyman, deceased, who was a sergeant in Captain Aisquith's company, third brigade of Maryland militia, in the service of the United States, and who died of disabilities incurred in said service during the last war with Great Britain.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 154.-AN ACT for the relief of Jubal B. Hancock.

[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 Jubal B. Hancock be, and he is hereby, auenter land, pinchine thorized, on or before the first day of January, one thousand and his children eight hundred and forty-four, to enter at the proper land office, der treaty of Danc. in legal sub-divisions, fourteen hundred and forty acres of any ing-rabbit creek. of the public lands of the United States, within the State of

Mississippi, in lieu of a like quantity of land to which he and his three children, William M. Hancock, Mary M. Hancock, and Caroline D. Hancock, became entitled under the fourteenth article of the treaty of Dancing-rabbit creek, concluded with the Choctaw nation of Indians, on the twenty-seventh day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty, which was improperly located for them by George W. Martin, the locating agent of the United States, and of which they have

been deprived by the decision of the Secretary of War. Patents to be is. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty sued on receipt of of the Commissioner of the General Land Office, on receiving try, how,

certificates of said entry, to cause patents to be ssued to Jubal B. Hancock, for six hundred and forty acres; to William M. Hancock, for three hundred and twenty acres; to Mary M. Hancock, for three hundred and twenty acres; and to Caroline D. Hancock, for one hundred and sixty acres : in conformity with the provisions of said treaty.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 155.-AN ACT for the relief of Eli Wheat and Stephen White.

in the nature of

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re: presentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of a judgment which was obtained

So much of a cerby the United States, in the district court of the United States tain judgment as for the Kentucky district, at the May term, one thousand eight penalty, released hundred and forty, for the sum of five hundred and sixteen as against them. dollars sixty-four cents, against James W. Carter, late postmaster at Columbia, Kentucky, and the said Eli Wheat and Stephen White, his sureties, as is in the nature of penalty, be, and the same is hereby, released as against said Wheat and White: Provided, That the balance of said judgment, if not already Proviso : balance paid, shall, with the interest thereon from the date of said judg- with interest to be ment, be paid within sixty days after the passage of this act.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

paid in 60 days.

CHAP. 156.-AN ACT for the relief of John Johnston.

amount received

gainst him, with

(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 to be paid the hereby, authorized to pay to John Johnston, out of any money on a judgment in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of seven nierest. hundred and fifty-six dollars and eighty-two cents; being the amount received from the said Johnston upon a judgment against him in favor of the United States, together with the interest thereof from the time of such payment.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

of duties collected

Rob Roy-distribu

CHAP. 157.-AN ACT for the relief of John B. Prerće. [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, out of any moneys in the Trea- «To be paid threesury not otherwise appropriated, to John B. Pierce, of Salem, fifths of the amount Massachusetts, for himself, as owner, and for the master and on the cargo of the crew of the schooner John George, to be distributed according to dion to be accord the decree of the district court of the United States for the district ing to the decree

of the court. of Massachusetts, in the case of John B. Pierce and others versus brig Rob Roy, in November, eighteen hundred and thirtynine, the sum of seven hundred and fifty-six dollars and eightyseven cents, being three-fifths of the amount of duties collected on the cargo of the Rob Roy, saved by the John George, after a total abandonment at sea.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 158.-AN ACT for the relief of Henry Gee.

the entry of M. Lott.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Authorized to en- assembled, That Henry Gee, of Florida, be, and he is hereby, ser land in lieu of authorized to locate, on any of the unappropriated public lands was deprived by within the Territory of Florida, the same number of acres of

land which was contained in the northeast quarter of fractional section twenty-three, in township one; of range eight, north and west, of which he was deprived by the entry of Michael Lott, made at the land office at Tallahassee, on the twentieth August, eighteen hundred and forty, and the certificate of which is numbered eight thousand three hundred and ninety-eight.

Approved, August 11th, 1842.

CHAP. 159.-AN ACT for the relief of Benjamin C. Roberts.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress House-room and assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby author. British prisoners ized to pay to the personal representative of Benjamin P. and their guard in Roberts, deceased, the sum of fifty-two dollars, out of any money 1815, to be paid

in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated; that being the amount due said estate for house room and fuel, furnished by said Roberts to certain British prisoners and their guard during the year eighteen hundred and fifteen.

Approved, August Ilth, 1842.

for.

CHAP. 160.-AN ACT for the relief of James Seaburn.

ad.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Excess of duty assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is salt , to be refund- hereby, authorized and directed to refund and pay over to James.

Seaburn the sum of ninety-five dollars and twenty-six cents, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, it being the amount of excess of impost duty demanded of him, and paid by the said James Seaburn, on a cargo of salt imported into the port of Wilmington, North Carolina, from Turks

Island, on the eighth day of July, one thousand eight hundred Proviso: it was and fifteen : Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury be authority of law.. first satisfied that the said sum was demanded of the said James Seabum, and paid by him without the authority of law.

Approved, August 11th, 1842. .

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