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dollars and twelve cents, in full for expenses incurred and money expended by him for subsistence, quarters, and transportation furnished to Captain Bradley's company of Ohio volunteers from the first to the fifth of June inclusive, eighteen hundred and forty-six, prior to their being mustered into the service of the United States for the Mexican war.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the several sums herein directed to be paid, be, and the same are hereby, appropriated out of any Appropriation. money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, June 14, 1856.

CHAP. XLIX.—For the Relief of the Heirs of Col. Charles Simms, late Collector of the June 26, 1856.

Port of Alexandria. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas Accounts of ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to cause the account Col. Charles of the late Col. Charles Simms, collector of the port of Alexandria, to be audited and paid audited and settled without any charge of interest on any indebtedness without interest. due from him to the government at the time of his death. And when the principal of such indebtedness shall be paid, the estate of the said Charles Simms, and his heirs and representatives, shall be forever discharged from any liability on account of any interest that may have accrued thereon.

APPROVED, June 26, 1856.

CHAP. LII.-An Act authorizing a Settlement of the Accounts of Charles P. Babcock, July 3, 1856.

lute Indian Agent at Detroit, in the State of Michigan. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Accounts of Treasury be and he is hereby authorized and required to adjust and Charles P. Babpay the accounts of Charles P. Babcock, late Indian Agent at Detroit, ment of. in the State of Michigan ; and that in making such adjustment, certain vouchers, heretofore presented by him, and now on file, for expenses incurred for premiums in exchanging gold for silver coin, and also for one quarter's salary for his own services, shall be allowed and paid : Provided, That any balance thus found due said Babcock, shall first be applied in liquidation of his indebtedness to the United States, if any there shall be, and the remainder only shall be paid to him: And provided further, That the sum allowed to him shall not exceed the sum of four hundred and fifty-seven dollars and twenty-two cents.

APPROVED, July 3, 1856.

Proviso.

CHAP. LIII.--An Act to authorize the issue of a Register to the Barque Tropic Bird,

July 3, 1856. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Register to Treasury be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a register issue to the to the American built barque “ Tropic Bird,” now owned by Asa F. Tift,

Tropic Bird. of Key West, Florida.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said barque Tropic Exempted Bird be and is hereby exempted from the payment of tonnage money

from tounage to the United States, from the time she became American property.

APPROVED, July 3, 1856.

money.

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60, 61.

July 14, 1856. CHAP. LX.-An Act granting the Right of Way to the St. Louis and Iron Mountain

Railroad through the Arsenal, Magazine, and Jefferson Barracks Tracts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Right of way States of America in Congress assembled, That the right of way, sixty granted to the St. Louis and

feet in width, through the lands in which the St. Louis Arsenal, the St. Iron Mountain Louis Marine Hospital, and Jefferson Barracks are situated, in the State R. R.

of Missouri, be, and the same is hereby, granted to the St. Louis and

Iron Mountain Railroad Company, for the construction of a railroad from Provisos as to the city of St. Louis through said lands: Provided, said road shall be mode and line of construction.

constructed on the line upon which it is now located : Provided further, That a strong, substantial plank fence be erected by said company between the road and the public grounds, and between the road and the river, at such place and of such character as the commanding officer at Jefferson Barracks shall direct, with suitable iron gates, not exceeding four, at such points shall be selected by such commanding officer; and the said company shall also cause to be constructed not exceeding four covered ways, at suitable places in part of said public grounds, and in such manner as shall be approved by said commanding officer; and if, after the fence herein provided for shall have been erected, and the said road put in operation, it shall be found, in the opinion of the President, to be insufficient for the protection of lives and property, he may require a fence of brick, stone, or iron, on the land side, to be constructed, and the said company shall cause the same to be erected accordingly at their

proper cost and charge : Provided also, That the said company shall be Liability for liable for all losses which may be sustained by the public, either by the

destruction of public property, or by collision with the trains in passing Regulations as over said grounds: And provided further, That said company shall use to sparkers, and on their locomotives the customary or most approved means for arresting as to precautions gunpow

sparks from the chimneys; and that when the government expects to der is to be receive, or intends to ship powder at the magazine landing, upon giving moved.

twenty-four hours' notice to said company of such expectation or inten

tion, horse-power alone shall be used by said company in passing during Inconsistent the receiving or shipping of powder; and that so much of an act passed Dari chat,fe February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, as is inconsistent pealed. with this act, be and the same is hereby repealed.

APPROVED, July 14, 1856.

losses.

when

July 17, 1856. CHAP. LXI.-An Act to grant to L. Jane Horner and Children a Section of Land in

Oregon. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Grant of land States of America in Congress assembled, That one section, or six hunin Oregon to Londred and forty acres of land, in the territory of Oregon, being the tract

and her children. formerly in possession of Emanuel Horner, and on which his wife, L.

Jane Horner, and her children now reside, be and the same is hereby granted to the said wife and children, in the following manner: the south

half of said section to the said L. Jane Horner, in her own right, and the Proviso. north half to her said "children: Provided, it be shown to the satisfaction

of the register and receiver in Oregon, with the approval of the Commissioner of the General Land-Office, that the continued possession by the

said L. Jane Horner has been such as, under the conditions of the act of 1850, ch. 56. twenty-seventh [of] September, eighteen hundred and fifty, in regard to

settlement, would entitle her to a donation; and such as would havo entitled the said Emanuel Horner to a donation had he remained in possession.

APPROVED, July 17, 1856.

CHAP. LXII.-An Act for the Relief of Captain J. P. Hatch, of the United States July 17, 1856.

Army. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of Allowance of

$610 in accounts the treasury, in the settlement of the accounts of Captain J. P. Hatch, of Capt. J. P. of the United States Army, be and they are hereby directed to allow Hatch. to his credit the sum of six hundred and ten dollars, the amount lost by him whilst the recruiting officer at Cleveland, on the twenty-fifth day of October, eighteen hundred and fifty-four.

APPROVED, July 17, 1856.

Chap. LXIII.-An Act for the Relief of the legal Representatives of Captain Joseph H. July 17, 1856.

Whipple, deceased Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the settlement of the Capt. J. H. accounts of the late Captain Joseph H. Whipple, the accounting officers Whipple to be be authorized and directed to pass to his credit the sum of twelve hun- tain amount in dred and ninety-eight dollars and three cents, or so much thereof as, in his accounts. the opinion of the Secretary of War, was properly expended by him on account of “ barracks at Turkey River,” and that the amount due on such settlement, if any, be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, July 17, 1856.

Jacob Price to

CHAP. LXIV.-An Act for the Relief of Jacob Price, of Jefferson County, Virginia. July 17, 1856.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior cause the name of Jacob Price, of Jefferson County, Virginia, to be be placed on the placed on the pension roll at four dollars per month, during the term of $4 per month for his natural life, commencing the first day of January, one thousand eight lite, from Jan. 1, hundred and fifty-four.

APPROVED, July 17, 1856.

1854.

CHAP. LXVI.-An Act to authorize the Entry of certain Lands in the State of Iowa by July 30, 1856.

Mrs. Caroline Newington. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Mrs. Caroline Newington Mrs. Caroline be and she is hereby authorized to enter, at the proper land-office, in the Newington au. State of Iowa, the east half of section seven and the west half of section certain lands in eight, in township ninety-six north of range nine west, situated in the lowa within six

months. State of Iowa, upon payment to the receiver of the proper land-office one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: Provided, That said entry shall be made within six months after the passage of this act.

APPROVED, July 30, 1856.

Chap. LXVII.-An Act for the Relief of Elizabeth V. Lomax, only surviving Child of July 30, 1856.

Captain William Lindsay, of the Revolution. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting Eliz. V. Loofficers of the treasury be and they are hereby required to pay to Eliza- mas to be paid beth V. Lomax the sum of five thousand six hundred and seventy-five rears of pension dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated; the of Capt. Wm.

Lindsay. same being the arrears of pension due Captain William Lindsay, from the first of October, seventeen hundred and seventy-eight, to the first of September, seventeen hundred and ninety-seven. APPROVED, July 30, 1856.

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VOL. XI.

July 30, 1856. Chap. LXVIII.-An Act for the Relief of the legal Representatives of Zadock Thomp

son, of Vermont. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Zadock Thomp- States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid to the legal $300, in fun for representatives of Zadock Thompson, of Vermont, the sum of three services as to

hundred dollars, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise approcensus of Ver- priated ; the same to be in full for his services in preparing a historical

introduction to the returns of the seventh census for the State of Vermont.

APPROVED, July 30, 1856.

mont.

July 30, 1856.

CHAP. LXIX.–An Act for the Relief of the Heirs of Samuel Scott.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Adjudication States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of of claim of heirs the General Land-Office be and he is hereby required to investigate the Scott to a bounty claim of the heirs at law of Samuel Scott, late of the State of Virginia, land warrant. and if he should find, on such investigation, they were entitled to bounty

land for revolutionary services, under the laws of that State, and that they failed to procure the same for the reason that the papers which established their right had been mislaid in the Pension Office, that he issue to them a warrant or warrants for such number of acres as they may be entitled to under the bounty land laws of the State of Virginia.

APPROVED, July 30, 1856.

July 30, 1856.

Chap. LXX.–An Act for the Relief of Levi Robinson.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment of States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the fishing bounty to Treasury be and is hereby authorized and directed to pay, out of any

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unappropriated money in the treasury, to Levi Robinson, of Eden, Maine, owner of the Schooner “ Mary Jane,” two hundred and sixteen dollars as fishing bounty for eighteen hundred and fifty-two, said schooner having complied with all the requisitions of law to entitle her to bounty, but was unable to present her papers, they having been consumed by fire.

APPROVED, July 30, 1856.

July 30, 1856. CAAP. LXXI.-An Act for the Relief of the Owners and Sharesmen of the Fishing

Schooners Wanderer, Mary, Olive Branch, Two Brothers, and Brothers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment of States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the certain tishing Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any

unappropriated money in the treasury, to the owners of the fishing

schooners hereinafter mentioned the following sums, respectively: Owners of the To the owners of the schooner Wanderer, of Bristol, Maine, one hunSch. Wanderer, dred and thirty-six dollars, as bounty for eighteen hundred and fortyof Bristol.

eight. Sch. Mary, of To the owners of the schooner Mary, of Brooksville, Maine, one hunBrooksville.

dred and thirty-seven dollars and eighty-one cents, as bounty for eighteen

hundred and fifty-two. Sch. Olive To the owners of the schooner Olive Branch, of Sedgewick, Maine, Branch, of Sedgewick, Me.

one hundred and fifty-four dollars and ninety cents, as bounty for eighteen

hundred and fifty-two. Sch. Two To the owners of the schooner Two Brothers, of Sedgewick, Maine, Brothers, of

one hundred and twenty-six dollars and thirty-five cents, as bounty for Sedgewick, Me.

eighteen hundred and fifty-two. Sch. Brothers, To the schooner Brothers, of Lyme, Connecticut, three hundred and of Lyme, Conn.' sixty dollars, as bounty for eighteen hundred and fifty-three.

Said sums to be divided among the owners and sharesmen of said Said amounts schooners, respectively, as now provided by existing laws.

how to be di

vided. APPROVED, July 30, 1856.

CHAP. LXXIV.-An Act directing a Settlement of the Account of David Gordon. August 1, 1856.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the First Auditor of the Settlement of Treasury be authorized and required to adjust and settle the account of accounts of Da

. David Gordon as examining agent of the land-offices in Louisiana and Mississippi, and that he be allowed the per diem specified in his letter of instructions, from the eighth day of December, eighteen hundred and fitiy-two, the day upon which he commenced the service at Greensburg, Louisiana, to the eleventh day of June following, when he terminated the service at Jackson, Mississippi, inclusive, and that he be allowed mileage from this city to the offices visited and back, agreeably to a schedule of distances furnished by the General Post-Office Department: Provided, That the rate of mileage shall not exceed that specified in his letter of instructions; and that the same be paid out of any fund hitherto subject to be charged for such special or contingent services : And provided fur Provigo. ther, That the sum paid by the Secretary of the Treasury on account of the second service be deducted in the final settlement under this act.

APPROVED, August 1, 1856.

Proviso.

CHAP. LXXV.- An Act for the Relief of Cephise Piseros, Widow of Louis Labranche, August 6, 1856.

of the Parish of St. Charles, and State of Louisiana. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Cephise Piseros, as heir- Cephise Pise at-law of Jean Francois Piseros, deceased, be, and she is hereby, con

ros confirmed in

a land claim in firmed in her title to a tract of land in the Parish of St. Charles, and the Parish of St. State of Louisiana, situate on the left bank of the Mississippi River, of Charles, La. about four arpents in front, with a depth of forty arpents, bounded on the north by the claim of Jean Francois Piseros, designated as “number eighty-eight” in the report of the board of commissioners for the eastern district of the Territory of Orleans, and on the south by the lands of Adelard Fortier, designated as claim number “ four hundred and eightyeight” by the register and receiver of the land-office for the eastern district of Louisiana, in their report of March twenty-second, eighteen hundred and sixteen.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Commissioner of the Gen- Patent to issue. eral Land-Office shall, upon being presented with a plat and certificate of survey of the said tract of land, legally executed by the proper officer, issue a patent for the same: Provided, however, That such patent shall operate only as a relinquishment on the part of the United States, and shall not affect or prejudice the rights of any third person.

APPROVED, August 6, 1856.

CAAP. LXXVI.-An Act for the Relief of Randall D. Livingston.

August 6, 1856. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Randall D. Livingston Randall D. be, and he is hereby, confirmed in his title to a certain tract of land, Firmedstin

Livingston con

his lying and being within the limits of the “ Baron de Bastrop grant,” in land claim withthe State of Louisiana, and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a in the De. Bascorner post in the edge of a prairie known as prairie “ Mer Rouge ;

» trop grant in

Louisiana. running thence south one hundred and fifty poles, to two black oaks and three gums; thence east one hundred and thirty-three poles, to a hickory and gum; thence north one hundred and fifty poles, to three gums and a

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