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act, she being a widow at the time she makes application for a pension.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

CHAP. 192.-AN ACT for the payment of Florida militia called into service

in the years eighteen hundred and thirty-nine and eighteen hundred and forty.

Claims of Lt.

others of the Flo

vice in 1839 & 1840 be adjusted.

such as have been

growing

out of

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress

of u assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the War DeCol. Bailey and partment be, and they are hereby, directed to examine and adrida militia, in rer- just the claims for pay of Lieutenant Colonel Bailey and staff,

E40, Major Bailey and staff, the officers of the quartermaster's de

partment, and the companies of Captains Grigsby, Hagan, McIvers, Langford, Hall, Burney, and Bailey, all of the Florida militia, called into service in the years eighteen hundred and

thirty-nine and eighteen hundred and forty, as if they had been Proviso: Only regularly called out and mustered : Provided, That none of the called into service troops herein specified shall be paid but such as the Secretary underinbewuthor of War may consider to have been called into service under partment. authority from said Department; and that no payment shall be

All other claims, made to any of the officers but such as were in proper proporsuch service to be tion to the number of men in service, according to the existing rejected.

laws, and for none of the supplies beyond the proportion, a not of the description, authorized by existing laws and regulations; and that the said accounting officers be further directed to settle and adjust all claims growing out of said service in the quartermaster's department, the subsistence department, for ordnance supplies, and supplies of the medical department and private physicians.

. Sec. 2.' And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of he payment War be authorized to direct the payment of the accounts so provided they do settled and adjusted by the said accounting officers, provided the

whole amount of pay shall not exceed the sum of seventy thousand six hundred and eighteen dollars and six cents; for the quartermaster's department, shall not exceed the sum of fiftysix thousand dollars; for subsistence shall not exceed thirtytwo thousand nine hundred and twenty-two dollars and ninetysix cents; for ordnance supplies, shall not exceed one thousand seven hundred and one dollars and eighteen cents; and for

private physicians and medicine, shall not exceed five thousand $166,942 20 apo dollars ; and that, for the payments aforesaid, a sum not ex.

ceeding one hundred and sixty-six thousand two hundred and forty-two dollars and twenty cents be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

Sec. of War to

wms named.

propnated.

CHAP. 193.-AN ACT for the relief of John Underwood.

Allowed $1,950

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of one thousand two hundred and A fifty dollars be, and the same is hereby, allowed John Under- for alditional ser wood, one of the clerks in the office of the First Auditor, in the accounts of the customs, for additional services rendered by him in stating the accounts of the late internal duties and direct taxes; and that the Secretary of the Treasury be authorized to pay the said sum to the said John Underwood, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

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CHAP. 194.-AN ACT to authorize the selection of school lands in lieu of

those granted to the half-breeds of the Sac and Fox Indians.

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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 county commissioners of the county of :

County commisLee, in the Territory of Iowa, be, and they are hereby, author- sionersop Loe ized to select, of any of the public lands of the United States county authorized

" to make the selecsubject to private entry within the Iowa Territory, one section tion. for each entire township of land in the “half-breed tract," in said county, and a proportional quantity for each fractional township in said tract, under such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury; which land when selected, shall be subject to the same rules and regula- subject to the same

rules as 16ch soc. tions, respecting school lands, as the sixteenth sections in all tions. the townships of the public lands are subject.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

Lands selected

CHAP. 195.-AN ACT for the relief of Jehosaphat Briggs.

Allowed a ponato

months

[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, required to place the name of Jehosaphat Briggs, of Jefferson of $5 331 por county, New York, on the list of United States pensioners, and to pay him the sum of five dollars and thirty-three and onethird cents per month, from the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and forty, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

CHAP. 1966AN. ACT for the relief of the Springfield Manufacturing Com.

pany. .

ted.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress ACCOURS for assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is bayonets to be sebevhereby, authorized and directed to adjust and settle the account

of the Springfield Manufacturing Company for fifteen thousand musket barrels and fifteen thousand and forty-two bayonets, manufactured for and delivered to the United States, on a contract made with Roswell Lee, while acting superintendent of the United States armory at Harper's Ferry, and dated the sixth

day of April, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven; Interest allowed. allowing interest on said account, according to the terms of said

contract; and cause the balance which may be found due to be Balance due to be paid. paid to the said Springfield Manufacturing Company, out of any money remaining in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. (

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

CHAP. 197.-AN ACT for the relief of Nathaniel Mitchell. [SEC. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress To be paid $275 asse

za assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Nathanto correct an error iel Mitchell the sum of two hundred and seventy-five dollars

out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to correct an error in the amount appropriated in the bill passed the present session for the relief of said Mitchell.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

in former act.

CHAP. 198.-AN ACT for the relief of Elizabeth Gibbs.

To be pak la pension.

[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, directed to place the name of Elizabeth Gibbs, of Tompkins county, New York, on the pension roll, and that she be paid. during her natural life, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, for six months service of her first husband, Abram Smith, as a lieutenant, and for six months service as a private in the revolutionary war, according to the provisions of the act of July fourth, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, and the expla- • natory act of March third, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

CHAP. 199.-AN ACT for the relief of Christiana Low.

Allowed a pen

[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 directed to place the name of Christiana Low, of Orange county, State of New sion of $480 per York, widow of Cornelius Low, deceased, on the revolutionary years. pension roll, and pay her a pension, at the rate of four hundred and eighty dollars per annum, for five years; to commence on the fourth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirtysix.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

CHAP. 200.-AN ACT for the relief of Charles F. Sibbald.

Third Auditor,

a d

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the third Auditor of the Treasury, under the under direction of direction of the Attorney General, be, and he is hereby, directed the Attorney Gen to ascertain the actual damages which Charles F. Sibbald has certain dainages sustained and would be entitled to recover upon the principles Sibbald. of law as applicable to similar cases, by reason of the interference of any agent or agents of the United States acting under their authority, with the use, possession, or enjoyment of his lands, timber, mills, or other property in East Florida, from eighteen hundred and twenty-eight to February seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, at which time the title of said property was confirmed to the said Charles F. Sibbald by the Supreme Court of the United States; and that the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of the after the said damages shall have been ascertained in the man- the sum found ner aforesaid, in case any sum shall be found due to said Charles be due. F: Sibbald, shall pay the same to him out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

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CHAP. 201.-AN ACT for the relief of Hezekiah Cunningham.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, To be paid $843 authorized and required to pay to Hezekiah Cunningham, the for transporting the sum of eight hundred and forty-three dollars, out of the funds of the Post Office Department, in full of his claim for transporting the mail (from the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-nine, until the twenty-eighth of June following,) on route two thousand seven hundred and twenty-three, from Vincennes, Indiana, to Danville, Illinois.

Approved, August 23d, 1842.

CHAP. 202.-AN ACT legalizing and making appropriations for such neces

sary objects as have been usually included in the general appropriation bills without authority of law, and to fix and provide for certain incidental expenses of the Departments and offices of the Government, and for other purposes.

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

presentatives of the United States of America in Congress Employment or assembled, That it shall be lawful for the respective heads of appointnice oteofon: the Departments of the General Government to employ or ap

point the officers and persons hereinafter mentioned, in addition to those already provided by law, in the offices, bureaus, and places connected with their several Departments, and at the following annual salaries, that is to say ;

persons hereinafter mentioned, authorized.

State Department.

1. IN THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

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Superintendent & One superintendent of the northeast Executive building, at watchmen.

two hundred and fifty dollars, and three watchmen, at three hundred and sixty-five dollars each.

Treasury Departmeat.

2. IN THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT.

Oticos of

In the First Comptroller's office, one assistant messenger,

at Firse_Comptroller, three hundred and fifty dollars.

In the First Auditor's office, one additional clerk, at one thouFirst Auditor,

sand dollars. Second Auditor, In the Second Auditor's office, one additional clerk, at one

thousand dollars, until the second of April, eighteen hundred

and forty three. Third Auditor, In the Third Auditor's office, three additional clerks, two at

one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each, and one at one

thousand dollars. Fourth Auditor, In the Fourth Auditor's office, one clerk at twelve hundred

dollars. Fifth Auditor, In the Fifth Auditor's office, two clerks, under the act of

seventh July, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, at one thou. sand dollars each.

The compensation of the clerk authorized by the act of May Treasurer,

twenty-six, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, in the Treasurer's office, is hereby increased to one thousand dollars; and the compensation of the clerk in the same office authorized by the act of July two, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, is hereby in

creased to one thousand two hundred dollars. Register, and

In the office of the Register of the Treasury, one loan clerk, (to take effect from fifteenth April, eighteen hundred and forty

two, at one thousand four hundred dollars. Solicitor.

In the office of the Solicitor of the Treasury, three additional clerks, at one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars each, and one law clerk, at fifteen hundred dollars.

One superintendent of the southeast Executive building, at

five hundred dollars, and eight watchmen, at three hundred Superintendent and watchmen. and sixty-five dollars each.

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