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steamer Vixen, of a sum of money, contributed by the Glasgow underwriters on the British barque Adien, as a mark of their gratitude for the services rendered by said officers and crew in rescuing the said barque from destruction.

Approved March 3, 1857.

Joint resolution for the presentation of medals to Dr. Kane, his officers and men. That the Secretary of the Navy shall cause to be struck and presented to Dr. Kane, his officers and men, respectively, such appropriate medals as in the judgment of the said Secretary sball express the high estimation in which Congress hold their respective merits and service.

Approved March 3, 1857.

A resolution to authorize certain officers and men, engaged in the search for Sir John Franklin, to re

ceive certain medals presented to them by the government of Great Britain. That the officers and men engaged in the several expeditions wbich have been fitted out in the United States for the recovery of Sir John Franklin and his companions, be authorized to accept the medals recently transmitted to this government, for presentation to them, by the government of Great Britain.

Approved March 16, 1858.

A resolution authorizing Lieutenant William N. Jeffers to accept a sword of honor from her Majesty

the Queen of Spain. That the assent of Congress be, and the same is hereby, given, to allow Lieutenant William N. Jeffers, of the pavy of the United States, to accept a sword of honor presented to him, through the Department of State, by her Majesty the Queen of Spain, “as an acknowledgment of the very efficient assistance which he gave, with the vessel under his command, to the Spanish schooner Catagenera, in the waters of the Parana," on the twenty-sixth, twenty-seventh, and twenty-eightb of October, eighteen hundred and fifty-five.

Approved April 7, 1858.

A resolution authorizing suitable acknowledgments to be made by the President to the British naval authorities at Jamaica, for the relief extended to the officers and crew of the United States ship “Susquehannah” disabled by yellow fever.

That the President be, and he is hereby, authorized and requested to cause suitable acknowledgments to be made on the part of this Government to Admiral Sir Howston Stewart, of her Britannic Majesty's Navy, and the officers under his command, for their prompt and efficient aid, and generous hospitality, extended to the disabled officers and crew of the United States ship“ Susquebannab," on her late arrival at Port Royal, in the Island of Jamaica, with the yellow fever on board ; on which occasion, besides placing the navy hospital, with an adequate corps of medical officers, nurses, and attendants, at their service, eighty-five of the sick officers and crew of the “Susquehannah ” were safely and promptly conveyed on shore with the aid of the boats of the British squadron, and the lives of the greater portion of them thereby probably saved. And that the President be further requested to cause a gold medal, with appropriate devices, to be presented, on behalf of this Goveroment, to Assistant-Surgeon Frederick A. Rose, of the British navy, who volunteered, with the permission of his commanding officer, to join the “Suequebannah,” and, at imminent personal risk, devoted himself, on the voyage from Jamaica to New York, to the care of the sick remaining on board. And that tbe President cause suitable testimonials to be in like manner presented to the medical officers, in the British service, in atteadance at the hospital, with appropriate rewards to the purses and other attendants there, whilst occupied by the officers and crew of the “Susquebanna."

Approved May 11, 1858.

Joint resolution authorizing Commander M. F. Maury to accept a gold medal awarded to bim by the

Emperor of Austria. That Commander M. F. Maury, of the United States navy, be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept the great gold medal of the arts and sciences recently presented to bim by bis Majesty the Emperor of Austria.

Approved June 5, 1858. .

A resolution authorizing certain officers of the Navy to accept presents offered them by the Japanese

government. That Captain W. W. McKean, commnnder of the United States steam frigate Niagara, and such of the officers of that vessel during her late voyage to Japan, and other officers of the navy as may yet remain in the service of the United States, be authorized to accept the presents recently transmitted to this Government for presentation to them by the government of Japan.

Approved July 25, 1862.

Joint resolution giving the consent of Congress to the acceptance by Captain M. F. Maury and Pro

fessor A. D. Bache, of gold medals from the Sardinian government. That Captain M. F. Maury and Professor A. D. Bache,* be, and they are hereby, authorized to accept, respectively, a gold medal tendered to each of them by the Sardinian government, as a mark of its appreciation of their scientific labors and achievements.

Approved February 14, 1859.

A resolution giving the consent of Congress to Captain Wm. B. Shubrick to accept a sword presented

to him by Captain General and President Urquiza, of the Argentine Confederation. That the consent of Congress be granted to Captain Wm. Branford Shubrick, flag-officer, late commanding-in-chief the squadron on the coast of Brazil, and the Paraguayian expedition, to accept a sword presented to him by his Excellency Justo Jose de Urquiza, Captain General and President of the Argentine Confederation, as a mark of his appreciation of the “ distinguished character” of that officer-said sword having been worn by the President on the occasion of signing the new act of confederation of the Argentine States.

Approved February 24, 1860.

A resolution authorizing Captains William L. Hudson and Joshua R. Sands to accept certain testimonials awarded to them by the Government of Great Britain.

That Captains William L. Hudson and Joshua R. Sands, of the navy of the United States, be, and they are hereby, authorized to accept the snuff-box and medal recently.' transmitted to this Government by the government of Great Britain, to be presented to each of said officers, as meinorials of their services in laying down the telegraphic cable.

Approved May 9, 1860.

A resolution authorizing Lieutenant T. A. M. Craven, United States Navy, to receive certain marks of

distinction tendered him by the Spanish government. That Lieutenant T. A. M. Craven, of the Navy of the United States, be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept from the Spanish Government a medal and diploma tendered him in acknowledgment of the service rendered by him to the seamen of the Spanish vessel "Bella," wrecked on Cayo Gunichos in June last.

Approved February 13, 1861.

Joint resolution authorizing Commodore H. Paulding to receive a sword awarded to him by the Re

public of Nicaragua. That Commodore H. Paulding, of the United States Navy, be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept the sword presented to him by the republic of Nicaragua.

Approved March 2, 1861.

A resolution authorizing Captain Wm. L. Hudson of the United States Navy to accept a diamond

brooch for his wife presented by the Emperor of Russia. That. Captain Wm. L. Hudson of the United States Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept for his wife a diamond brooch, presented to her by the Emperor of Russia as a mark of the appreciation by that government of the courtesy extended to the officers of the Russian service on board the United States ship Niagara during the laying of the Atlantic Cable.

Approved March 2, 1861.

*A resolution of August 30, 1856, authorized Prof. A. D. Bache to accept a gold medal from the King. of Sweden.

A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a certain testimonial from the Government of Great Britain.

That Surgeon Solomon Sharp, of the Navy of the United States, be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept the piece of plate recently presented to him by the government of Great Britain, as a mark of high appreciation of the unremitting attention and kindness shown by him to certain officers of the British ship Greyhound, while in the naval hospital under his charge at Norfolk, Va.

Approved June 7, 1864.

A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a sword of honor from the government of Great Britain by

Captain Henry S. Stellwagen, of the United States Navy. That Captain Henry S. Stellwagen, of the navy of the United States, be, and he hereby is, authorized to accept the sword of honor recently presented to him by the government of Great Britain, as a mark of their gratitude for the assistance rendered by bin, while in command of the frigate Constellation, to the British brigantine Mersey, when in a disabled condition.

Approved March 3, 1865.

A resolution authorizing Commodore William Radford to accept a decoration from the King of Italy.

That the assent of Congress be, and the same is hereby, given to Commodore William Radford, of the navy of the United States, to accept the decoration of the Equestrian Order of Saint Maurice bestowed upon him by the King of Italy, as a reward for the assistance rendered by him to the Italian frigate Re d'Italia when she got asliore near Long Branch.

Approved April 13, 1866.

A resolution authorizing Rear-Admiral H. Paulding to accept a decoration from the King of Italy.

That Rear-Admiral H. Paulding, of the Navy of the United States, may accept a decoration of the Equestrian Order of Saint Maurice wbich has been tendered to him by the King of Italy, as a reward for assistance rendered to the Italian frigate Re d'Italia when she got ashore near Long Branch.

Approved April 13, 1866.

A resolution authorizing Gustavus V. Fox, late Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and the officers of the

iron-clad Miantonomoh and gunboat Augusta, to accept presents tendered them by the Emperor of Russia.

That Gustavus V. Fox, late Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and the officers of the iron-clad Miantonomoh and gunboat Augusta, may accept any books or other presents which have been tendered to them by the Emperor of Russia on the occasion of their late visit to Russia. And that the presents hereby authorized to be received may be admitted into the ports of the United States free of duty.

Approved March 2, 1867.

A resolution authorizing Rear-Admiral H. K. Thatcher to accept a decoration from the King of the

Hawaiian Islands. That Rear-Admiral H. K. Thatcher, of the navy of the United States, may accept a decoration of the order of Kamabamaha First, which bas be[e]n tendered him by the King of the Hawaiian Islands, as an evidence of his appreciation of that officer.

Approved January 11, 1868.

A resolution authorizing Commani'er Charles H. Baldwin, United States Navy, to accept a gold meda

from the King of the Netherlands. That Commander Charles H. Baldwin, of the United States navy, be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept a gold medal from the King of the Netherlands, tendereul him in appreciation of services rendered to a merchaut vessel of that nation in distress.

Approved February 7, 1870.

Resolution authorizing Lieutenant Commander W. A. Kirkland, United States navy, to accept a gold

medal from the Emperor of France. That Lieutenant Commander W. A. Kirkland, of the United States navy, be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept a gold medal from the Emperor of France, tendered hiin in appreciation of services rendered to the inhabitants of Point[e] à Pitre when that place was visited by a hurricane.

Approved February 7, 1870.

A resolution authorizing Lieutenant Conimander Arthur A. Yates, Surgeon Albert L. Gibson, Passer?

Assistant Surgeon Charles H. White, and Assistant Surgeon Jeronie H. Kidder, of the United States navy, to accept decorations from the King of Portugal in recognition of humane services.

That Lieutenant Commander Arthur A. Yates, Surgeon Albert L. Gibson, [Gihon, ] Passed Assistant Surgeon Charges H. White, and Assistant Surgeon Jerome H. Kidder, of the United States navy, be, and tbey are hereby, authorized to accept the decorations tendered them by the King of Portugal, in recognition of humane services rendered by them to an officer of the Portuguese pavy.

Approved May 26, 1870.

An act permitting Lieutenant Theodore B. M. Mason, of the Navy, to accept a decoration from the

Emperor of Brazil. Tbat Lieutenant Theodore B. M. Mason, of the Navy of the United States, may accept a decoration of the Order of the Rose, tendered to him by the Emperor of Brazil as a testimonial of the courage and humanity displayed by the said Lieutenant Mason in saving the lives of two of his shipmates in the harbor of Rio de Janerio in February, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine.

Approved March 3, 1873.

An act giving the consent of Congress to the acceptance by James McDonnell, a warrant officer in the

• United States Navy, of a present from the King of Italy. That the consent of Congress be, and hereby is, granted to James McDonnell, a warrant officer in the Navy of the United States, to accept froin the King of Italy, a silver medal, for assistance rendered on the twenty-fifth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, in the port of Callao, Peru, to the Italian merchant vessel “ Delaide.”

Approved February 21, 1874.

An act giving the assent of Congress to the acceptance by the officers of the United States ship Mo

nocacy of silver medals presented to them by the King of Siam. That the consent of Congress be, and the same is hereby, given to the acceptance by the officers of the United States ship Monocacy of the silver medals presented to them by the King of Siam on occasion of the recent interchange of civilities between his majesty and the officers of said ship representing the United States.

Approved June 17, 1874.

(From Naval appropriation act.) Provided, That the Secretary of the Navy be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to make, out of any money at his disposal available for that purpose, sufficient and appropriate compensation and acknowledgment to the owners, officers, and sailors of the British whaling and sealing steamers which contributed to the rescue of the survivors of the Polaris, for such rescue, and any loss sustained by reason thereof, and for their humane and hospitable reception, entertainment, and transportation until they were all finally and safely landed in Newfoundland and Scotland.

Approved June 23, 1874.

Joint resolution authorizing Thomas W. Fitch, engineer of the United States Navy, to accept of a wed

ding present sent to his wife, Mrs. Minnie Sherman Fitck. That Thomas W. Fitch, engineer of the United States Navy, be, and is hereby, authorized to accept of a wedding present of jewelry sent to his wife, Mrs. Minnie Sherman Fitch, by the Khedive of Egypt as a token of his respect.

Al' proved February 18, 1875.

Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance by Captain C. H. Wells, of the United States Navy, of the

cross of the Legiou of Honor, conferred upon him by the President of the French Republic. That Captain C. H. Wells, of the United States Navy, be, and he is hereby, authorized to accept the cross of an officer of the national order of the Legion of Honor, conferred upon bim by the President of the French Republic as evidence of his appreciation of that officer.

Approved March 3, 1875.

An act permitting Lieutenant Commander Frederick Pearson of the Navy to accept a decoration from

the Queen of Great Britain. That Lieutenant Commander Frederick Pearson, of the Navy of the United States may accept a decoration of Companion of the Military Division of the Order of the Bath tendered to him by the Queen of Great Britain as a testinuonial of the appreciation of Her Majesty's government of the courage and conduct displayed by said Lientenant Pearson in the attack upon the Japanese forts by the combined fleets of Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States in September, eighteen hundred and sixty-four because of which said Pearson received the thanks of the British Admiral, the senior ofticer commanding.

Approved March 3, 1875.

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