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Arctic expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, authorized to accept medals ..
Augusta, officers of, authorized to accept presents from Emperor of Russia....................
Bache, Prof. A. D., gold medal to, from Sardinian government. ....
Baldwin, Commander C. H., gold medal from the King of the Netherlands...
Craven, Lieut. T. A. M., marks of distinction from Spanish government.....
Fox, G. V., presents from Emperor of Russia..........

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Fitch, Engineer T. W., wedding presents from Khedive of Egypt..
Gihon, Surg. A. L., decoration from King of Portugal.....
Harrison, Surg. James F., gold medal from Emperor of France....
Hartstepe, Commander H. J., tokens from Great Britain ....
Herndon, Commander Wm. L., recognition of services of ...
Hudson, Capt. W. L., present from Great Britain....

diamond brooch from Emperor of Russia. ....
Jeffers, Lieut. William N., sword from Queen of Spain.....
Kane, Dr. E. K., and others, tokens from Great Britain......

medals to ........
Kirkland, Lieut. Commander W. A., gold medal from Emperor of France..
Kidder. Surg. J. H., decoration from King of Portugal.
Missouri, recognition of assistance to the officers of the....
Maury, Lieut. M. F., medal from King of Sweden .....

gold medal from Emperor of Austraia...
gold medal from Prussia, Holland, and Bremen....

gold medal from Sardinian government ........
Morrison, Master George F., token from Great Britain .......................
McKean, Capt. W. W., and others, presents from Japanese government..
Miantonomoh, presents from Emperor of Russia to the officers of the....
Mason, Lient. T. B. M., decoration from Emperor of Brazil ...........
McDonell, Gunner James, silver medal from King of Italy .......
Monocacy, presents from King of Siam to the officers of the....
Paulding, Commodore H., sword from Republic of Nicaragua....

decoration from King of Italy....
Paarson, Lieut. Commander Frederick, decoration from Que Great Biitain.
Polaris, acknowledgments to rescuers of the crew of the ....
Resolute, restoration of, to the British government ..........
Rose, Asst. Surg. F. A., of British navy, gold medal voted to ...,
Radford, Commodore William, decoration from the King of Italy..
Somers, medals to foreign officers, &c., for rescuing the crew of the
Susquehanna, acknowledgments for aid to officers and crew of.....
Shubrick, Capt. W. B., sword from President Urquiza ..............
Sands, Capt. J. R., presents from Great Britain .......
Stellwagen, Capt. H.S., sword from Great Britain ...
Sharp, Surg. Solomon, plate from Great Britain .....
Trenchard, Lieut. S. D., token from Great Britain ....
Thatcher, Rear-Admiral H. K., decoration from King of the Hawaiian Islands ..
Williamson, Surg. Thomas, gold medal from Emperor of France....
White, Passed Asst. Surg. C. A., decoration from King of Portugal ....
Wells. Capt. C. H., decoration from the President of the French Republ
Yates, Lieut. Commander A. R., decoration from King of Portugal.....

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PART IV.

GENERAL RELIEF ACTS, ETC.

An act for the relief of the widows and orphans of certain persons who have died in the naval service

of the United States. That the widows, if any such there be, and in case there be no widow, the child or children of the officers, seamen, and marines, who were in the service of the United States, and lost in the ship Insurgent and brigantine Pickering, shall be entitled to, and receive out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sun equal to four months' pay of their respective husbands or fathers, as aforesaid.

Approved April 29, 1802.

An act respecting the late officers and crew of the sloop of war Wasp. Whereas, there is reason to apprehend that the sloop of war Wasp, an armed ship of the United States, and lately commanded by Captain Johnston Blakely, is lost:

SEC. 1. That there be allowed and paid to the representatives of Captain Johnston Blakely, and of each of the officers and crew aforesaid, as is hereinafter directed, twelve months' wages; and that there be paid to the aforesaid representatives, and to the survivors of said officers and crew, if such there be, the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be distributed as prize-money for the capture and destruction, by said sloop of war, of the British armed vessels Reindeer and Avon.

SEC. 2. That the distribution of said wages and compensation shall be as follows, viz: one-third to the widow, and two-third parts to the children of the deceased; and in case there be no child, the whole to the widow; and if there be no widow, then to the child or children ; and if there be neither widow nor child, then to the parent or parents; and if there be no parent, then to the brothers and sisters; and if there be neither brother nor sister, then such share or sbares not claimed as aforesaid, shall be and remain part of the navy pension fund; and the sums aforesaid shall be paid out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated: provided, That in all cases in which there shall be only one child, the widow shall have an equal share with the child.

Approved April 20, 1816.

An act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines, who were lost in

the United States' brig Epervier. That the widows, if any such there be, and in case there be no widow, the child or children, if there be no child, then to the parents or parent, and if there be no parent, then to the brothers and sisters, of the officers, seamen, and marines, who were in the service of the United States, and lost in the brig Epervier, sball be entitled to, and receive, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum equal to six months' pay, of their respective deceased relatives aforesaid, in addition to the pay due to the said deceased on the fourteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, to which day the arrears of pay due the deceased shall be allowed and paid by the accounting officers of the navy department.

Approved March 3, 1817.

An act for the relief of the wi lows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines, of the sloop of war

Hornet. That the widows, if any such there be, and in case there be no widow, the child or children; and if there be no child, then the parent or parents; and if there be no parent, then the brothers and sisters of the officers, seamen, and marines, who were in the service of the United States, and lost in the United States' sloop of war Hornet, shall be entitled to, and receive, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum equal to six months' pay of their respective deceased relatives, aforesaid, in addition to the pay due to the said deceased, on the tenth day of September last, up to which day the arrears of pay due the deceased shall be allowed and paid by the accounting-officers of the navy department.

Approved April 24, 1830.

An act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the off cers and seamen who were lost in the Uuited

States schooner the Sylph. That the widows, if any such there be, and in case there be no widow, the child or children, and if there bo no child, then the parents or parent; and if there be no parent, then the brothers and sisters of the officers and seamen who were in the service of the United States, and lost in the schooner Sylph, shall be entitled to, and receive, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum equal to six months' pay of their respective deceased relatives aforesaid, in addition to the pay due to the said deceased on the fifteenth day of August, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, to which day the arrears of pay due the deceased shall be allowed and paid by the accounting-officers of the navy department.

Approved March 2, 1833.

An act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen and marines of the Urited

States schooner Grampus, and for other purposes. SEC. 1. That for the purpose of fixing the time at which shall commence the pensions, under the existing laws, of the widows of the officers, seamen, and marines, who were lost in the United States schooner Grampus, as well as the time to which the pay of said officers, seamen, and marines, shall be allowed, the twentieth day of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, shall be deemed and taken to be the day on which the said schooner Grampus foundered at sea; and that, for the like purposes, the first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, sball be deemed and taken to be the day on which the United States schooner Sea Gull was lost in like manner. · SEC. 2. That if any of the said officers, seamen, or marines, shall have left no widow, or having left a widow she shall have died before the passage of this act, and there shall be living at the date of the passage of this act, a child or children of said officers, seamen, or marines, under sixteen years of age, such child or children shall be entitled to the same pension to which the widow, had there been one as aforesaid, would have been entitled, for the like period of five years; but in case of the death or intermarriage of the widow before the expiration of the said term of five years, the said pension, for the remainder of the said term, sball go to the child or children of the said deceased officer, seaman, or marine: Provided, That such pension shall cease upon the death of such child or children.

Approved June 15, 1844.

An act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines of the brig of

war Somers. Whereas, the United States brig of war Somers was foundered at sea, in the offing of the harbor of Vera Cruz, while engaged, under very hazardous circumstances, in the prosecution of hostilities against an enemy of this republic: Therefore,

That the widows, if any such there be, and in case there be no widow, the child or children, and if there be no child, then the parent or parents, and if there are no parents, to the brothers and sisters who were minors and under the age of eighteen years at the time of said loss of the officers, seamen, and marines who were in the service of the United States, and lost in the United States brig of war Somers, shall be entitled to, and receive, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, a sum equal to twelve months' pay of their respective deceased relations aforesaid, in addition to the pay due to the said deceased at the date of the loss of said vessel.

Approved August 14, 1848.

An act for the relief of the widows and orphans of the officers, seamen, and marines of the United

States sloop of war Albany, and for other purposes. SEC. 1. That for the purpose of fixing the time at which shall commence the pensions, under the existing laws, of the widows and orphan children of the officers, seamen, marines, and others, in the service, who were lost in the United States sloop of

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