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Jan. 12, 1859.

Minard, deceased; That the said Theodore Minard died without leaving a wife or lawful children; and that the said Theodore Minard never assigned or transferred the said bounty-land warrant number thirty-four thousand seven hundred and fifty-four.

APPROVED, December 21, 1858.

CHAP. VII.-An Act for the Relief of Joseph Hardy and Alton Long.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the TreasMoney paid by ury be instructed to ascertain, as in the case of John P. B. and Henry Joseph Hardy to Gratiot, what amount, if any, of rent was exacted by the United States paid to him and agents of lead mines from Joseph Hardy, for lead mined and smelted Alton Long.

U. S. to be re

Jan. 17, 1859.

$516.52, to be paid Elias Hall.

Jan. 19, 1859.

upon the lands of the Ottowa, Pottawatomie, Chippewa, Winnebago, or other tribes of Indians, prior to the purchase thereof by the United States, and pay such amount as may be legally proved to have been actually paid by said Joseph Hardy to such agents of the United States, to Joseph Hardy and Alton Long, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED, January 12, 1859.

CHAP. IX.—An Act for the Relief of Elias Hall, of Rutland, Vermont. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War cause to be paid, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Elias Hall, of Rutland, Vermont, the sum of five hundred and sixteen dollars and fifty-two cents, in full, for the balance due him for his services as superintendent of repairs of small arms, and for subsistence, expenses, and losses while engaged in the service of the United States during the last war with Great Britain.

APPROVED, January 17, 1859.

CHAP. XI.-An Act authorizing the Issue of Registers to the Steamships America and
Canada, and to change the Names of said Steamships.

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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 hereby authorized and directed to issue registers for the steamships "America and "Canada," now lying in the port of New Names changed. York, and that the names of said ships be changed to the "Mississippi" and "Coatzacoalcos;" and said ships shall hereafter be considered and deemed to be ships or vessels of the United States, and entitled to all the rights and privileges accorded by law to ships or vessels built in the United States: Provided, That this act shall not go into effect until due proof shall be made to the satisfaction of said Secretary that said vessels Proof of owner- are wholly owned by citizens of the United States or by an incorporated ship. company entitled to receive registers for ships or vessels under the provisions of existing laws.

Rights and pri

vileges. Proviso.

Jan. 19, 1859.

APPROVED, January 19, 1859.

CHAP. XII.-An Act for the Relief of Martin Layman.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Martin Layman States of America in Congress assembled, That Martin Layman be, and authorized to en- he is hereby, authorized to enter the southwest quarter of section thirtytion of land in six, township twenty-nine north, range twenty-four west, in the MinneaMinnesota. polis land district, in the State of Minnesota, upon payment, by said Martin Layman, of the usual minimum of one dollar and twenty-five cents

ter a quarter sec

per acre, and the Commissioner of the General Land-Office is directed to issue a patent on said entry.

lieu thereof for

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the superintendent of public Other lands to schools in the State of Minnesota is authorized to select an equal amount be selected in of other lands in said State for the use of public schools in lieu of the schools in Minnelands herein granted.

APPROVED, January 19, 1859.

CHAP. XIV.-An Act for the Relief of James G. Holmes.

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Jan. 25, 1859.

James G.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That James G. Holmes, who obtained a patent for an improvement in "Chairs for Invalids," dated the Holmes may apply for extension twenty-fourth of September, eighteen hundred and forty-four, for fourteen of patent. years, which has now expired, be authorized to apply to the Commissioner of Patents for an extension of said patent for seven years, under the rules and regulations now in force for the extension of patents, as if he had made application previous to its expiration as required by law, and the Commissioner is directed to investigate and decide the application for extension on the same evidence and in the same manner as other applications for extensions are decided: Provided, That the application for the extension be made within thirty days after the approval of this act and the decision of the Commissioner be rendered within ninety days days. from the filing of said application in the Patent-Office, and provided, also, Proviso. that nothing herein shall be so construed as to hold responsible in damages any persons who may have manufactured chairs containing the aforesaid improvement between the expiration of the patent and the approval of this

act.

APPROVED, January 25, 1859.

CHAP. XV.-An Act for the Relief of John Duncan.

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Jan. 25, 1859.

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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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place upon the list of navy pensioners, at the rate of sixteen dollars ($16) per month, the John Duncan to have life-penname of John Duncan, who was a landsman in the United States navy on sion at $16 board the United States ship-of-war Brandywine, and who has become month, from totally blind in consequence of disease contracted and injuries received by Dec. 1, 1855. him while in the line of his duty in the service of the United States; the said pension to commence on the first day of December, eighteen hundred and fifty-five, and continue during his natural life: Provided, That this Proviso. pension shall not be paid if the said John Duncan remains a beneficiary in the United States naval asylum.

APPROVED, January 25, 1859.

CHAP. XVI.—An Act for the Relief of Mistress Henry R. Schoolcraft.

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Jan. 25, 1859.

be renewed to

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 be, and he is hereby, required to cause a copyright to issue securing Copyright to to Mistress Henry R. Schoolcraft, to her heirs, assigns, and legal repre- MR. sentatives, the exclusive right to republish the book entitled History, Schoolcraft. Statistics, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States," heretofore published under order of Congress, and to make and publish any abridgment or compilation thereof for the term of fourteen years from the passage of this act; and he is further required to transfer and deliver to said Mistress Schoolcraft all the plates, the property of the United States, used in the printing and illustration of said book: Pro

Plates to be de

livered to her.

Proviso-to be vided, That the same be accepted in full satisfaction of all manner of accepted in full satisfaction, &c. claim for compensation for work, time, or money expended in the collection of materials for said book by Henry R. Schoolcraft. APPROVED, January 25, 1859.

ed.

Feb. 2, 1859.

Proviso.

CHAP. XX.—An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to grant a Register for the
Schooner "William A. Hamill."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be granted, under the Register grant- direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, a register for the schooner "William A. Hamill," lying in the port of Baltimore, and now owned by Robert Dorritie, a citizen of the United States: Provided, It be proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that she was built at May's Landing, in the State of New Jersey; that she was enrolled as an American vessel, and that she was owned in whole by citizens of the United States at the time she was stranded on a reef near Abaco, one of the Bahama islands, and that she is now owned by Robert Dorritie, who is now a citizen of the United States.

Feb. 5, 1859.

APPROVED, February 2, 1859.

CHAP. XXIV.-An Act for the Relief of Thomas Laurent, surviving Partner of the Firm of Benjamin and Thomas Laurent.

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, authorized and required to pay, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Thomas Laurent, surviving partner of the firm of Benjamin and Thomas Laurent, or to his legal repre$15,000 and in- sentatives, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, with interest at the rate of terest to be paid six per cent. yearly, from the eleventh day of November, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, being the amount paid by the same firm, on that day, to Major General Winfield Scott, in the city of Mexico, for the purchase of a house, in said city, out of the possession of which they were since ousted by the Mexican authorities: Provided, The amount so appropriated shall be in full of their claim therefor against the United States.

Thomas Laurent,

or, &c.

Proviso.

Feb. 5, 1859.

APPROVED, February 5, 1859.

CHAP. XXV.-An Act to provide for the Settlement of the Accounts of the late Lieuterant Colonel Lewis S. Craig, for his Services in Command of the military Escort on the Mexican Boundary Commission.

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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed, in the settlement of the Certain per diem allowances accounts of the late Lieutenant Colonel Lewis S. Craig, to grant to his to be made to legal representative the same allowances per diem for his personal exof Lt. Col. Lewis penses which were made to other officers of the army of his grade in said commission; the same to be paid out of the surplus fund now in the treasury heretofore appropriated to cover the expenses of said boundary survey.

representatives

S. Craig.

Feb. 9, 1859.

APPROVED, February 5, 1859.

CHAP. XXIX.-An Act for the Relief of C. Edward Habicht, Administrator of J.
W. P. Lewis.

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 paid C. Edward money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to C. Edward Habicht, administrator of J. W. P. Lewis, the sum of twenty-two hundred and

$2,238.47 to be

Habicht.

thirty-eight dollars and forty-seven cents, being the balance of his accounts as United States agent for the construction of a light-house on Sand Key, in the State of Florida, as stated by the accounting officers of the treasury. APPROVED, February 9, 1859.

CHAP. XXX.-An Act for the Relief of Henry Hubbard.

Feb. 9, 1859.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be allowed and paid, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Henry Hubbard, the sum of six hundred and seventy-two dollars and seventy- $672,75 and infive cents, for his services as United States agent charged with the safe- terest to be paid Henry Hubbard. keeping of the public property at the harbor of Ashtabula, in the State of Ohio, as certified by the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, with interest, at the rate of six per centum per annum, from the eleventh of June, eighteen hundred and fifty-six, from which time payment is shown to have been delayed for want of appropriation. APPROVED, February 9, 1859.

CHAP. XXXI.—An Act for the Relief of Mrs. Ambroise Brou, of the Parish of St.
Charles, State of Louisiana.

Feb. 9, 1859.

Land title confirmed to Mrs.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Mrs. Ambroise Brou, of the parish of St. Charles, in the State of Louisiana, be, and she is hereby, confirmed in her title to lot or section six, township twelve south, range twenty east, and lot or section ten in township thirteen south, range twenty Ambroise Brou. east, in said State; said lands being the unconfirmed half of a tract of nine arpents twenty-six toises front, by eighty arpents in depth, the other half of which was confirmed to Ambroise Brou by the act of Congress of February twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and twenty-three, and is fully described in the report of the register of the land-office for the eastern district of Louisiana, dated the sixth January, eighteen hundred and twenty-one: Provided, That this act shall not affect the right, title, or claim of any third person, but shall be construed simply as a quit-claim by the United States of any title in and to said tract of land. APPROVED, February 9, 1859.

CHAP. XXXII.—An Act for the Relief of the Heirs and legal Representatives of Olivier
Landry, of the State of Louisiana.

1823, ch. 15. Vol. iii. p. 727.

Proviso.

Feb. 9, 1859.

Land title con

firmed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the heirs and legal representatives and assigns of Olivier Landry be, and they are hereby, confirmed in their title to a certain tract of land situated in township ten south, range five east, in the southwestern district of Louisiana, containing two hundred and thirty acres and eighty-four hundredths of an acre, being the tract on the township map of said township marked forty-nine, bounded on one side by a tract belonging to the heirs of Rene Trahan, and on the other by land formerly confirmed to said Olivier Landry: Provided, That Proviso. this act shall only be construed as a relinquishment of any title that the United States may have to said lands, and shall not affect any title that any third person may have in and to said lands. APPROVED, February 9, 1859.

CHAP. XXXIV.-An Act for the Relief of Captain Douglas Ottinger.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid to Captair
Douglas Ottinger, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro-

Feb. 14, 1859.

surf car by the

$10,000 to be priated, the sum of ten thousand dollars, in full compensation for the use paid for use of of his invention of the life or surf car by the United States, and also to United States enable him further to test the practicability of adapting such car to the rescuing of passengers and crews during violent gales at sea. APPROVED, February 14, 1859.

&c.

Feb. 18, 1859.

CHAP. XXXVI.-An Act for the Relief of Mary Boyle.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Mary Boyle to States of America in Congress assembled, That the name of Mary Boyle have pension of be placed on the pension roll, at the rate of twenty dollars per month, from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight. APPROVED, February 18, 1859.

$20 a month from Jan. 1, 1858.

Feb. 18, 1859.

CHAP. XXXVII.—An Act for the Relief [of] A. Baudouin and A. D. Robert. 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$2,000 to be ury be, and he is hereby, directed to pay, out of any moneys in the treaspaid for sinking a flat-boat of ice, ury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two thousand dollars to A. Baudouin and A. D. Robert, in full compensation for the damages sustained by them arising from the sinking of a flat-boat of ice, at New Orleans, by a steamboat in the service of the United States. APPROVED, February 18, 1859.

&c.

Feb. 18, 1859.

loan office certif

CHAP. XXXVIII.-An Act for the Relief of Dinah Minis.

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 hereby, directed to pay to Dinah Minis, or her legal representatives, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise approSums due on priated, the sums due on loan office certificates-number ninety-three, for icates to be paid. thirty-seven dollars and twenty-seven and two thirds cents; number ninetyfour, for seventy-four dollars and fifty-five and one third cents; and number one hundred and four, for eighty-one dollars and sixty-six cents; all dated August nineteen, seventeen hundred and ninety-one, and signed by Richard Wylly, commissioner of loans on the surrender of the said original certificates at the Treasury Department.

Feb. 18, 1859.

APPROVED, February 18, 1859.

CHAP. XXXIX.—An Act for the Relief of Wright Fore.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the InteWright Fore to rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place the name of have pension at Wright Fore on the invalid pension roll, at the rate of six dollars per month, to commence on the ninth day of November, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, and to continue during his natural life. APPROVED, February 18, 1859.

$6 a month from Nov. 9, 1852.

Feb. 18, 1859.

Evelina Porter

CHAP. XL.-An Act for the Relief of Evelina Porter, Widow of the late Commodore

David Porter, of the United States Navy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inteto have pension rior be directed to place the name of Evelina Porter, widow of the late of $30 a month Commodore Porter, deceased, of the United States navy, upon the list of from February 9, pensioners, to be paid at the rate of thirty dollars per month, from the ninth day of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight. APPROVED, February 18, 1859.

1858.

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