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ed to him.

1836. of any money not otherwise appropriated, the sum of thirty $30 paid into the dollars, which was deposited in the Treasury for a patent for an tent to be return improvement made on a machine for making brick. Said patent

has not issued, and the said Walter has withdrawn his application, and requests the restoration of his deposite.

Approved. 23d June, 1836.

His account as chaplain to audited and selUed.

CHAP. 127. An ACT for the relief of James Wilibank. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be authobe rized and directed to audit and settle the account of the Rev.

James Wiltbank, for services performed as acting chaplain of the navy, at the naval asylum and the navy yard at Philadelphia, and to allow him for the time he shall appear to have performed such services, the pay and emoluments of a chaplain in the navy of the United States; and that the amount found due to the said James Wiltbank, be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

CHAP. 128. An ACT for the relief of James Caulfield.

ler a portion of

[Sec 1.] Pe it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Authorized to en. That James Caulfield be authorized to enter with the proper land in Alabama. land office in Alabama, at one dollar and twenty-five cents per

acre, so much land as is known to constitute the reservation of Peggy Bailey, a half breed Creek Indian woman, under the treaty of Fort Jackson ; being that portion of section seven, in township five, range five, on the east of the Alabama river, and so much of the fraction seven of said township and range, on the west side of the Alabama river, as will make, in the whole, three hundred and twenty acres of land.

Approred, 23. June. 1836.

CHAP. 129. An ACT for the relief of Daniel Smih,

land to be issued to him

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represeit. tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

That the Commissioner of the General Land Office be, and he quarter section of is hereby, authorized and directed to issue a patent to Daniel

Smith, of Morgan county, Indiana, for the southeast quarter of section twenty, township thirteen north, range one west, in the district of lands offered for sale at Crawfordsville: Provided, That this act shall not be construed to affect the rights of any

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

third party

CHAP. 134. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Doctor Ab

salom Baird, deceased.

1836.

Dr. A. Baird to

audited

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they The account of are hereby, required to settle the account of Doctor Absalom Baird, be deceased, as a surgeon in the regiment of artificers of the army settled. of the United States during the revolutionary war, and to allow his legal representatives compensation equal to five years' full pay of a captain of infantry in the service of the United States, on continental establishment, without interest; which five years full pay is the commutation for his half pay for life, to be paid to the legal representatives of the said Absalom Baird out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

CHAP. 131. An ACT for the relief of the citizens of the reserved township

in Monroe county, in the State of Indiana.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the register and receiver of the land office at Indianapolis Land to be select; be, and they are hereby, authorized to select within said district schools. out of any of the public lands, a quantity of land for the use of schools within the reserved township in Monroe county, equivalent in value, and in lieu of the sixteenth section in said township, which was granted by Congress to the State of Indiana for the use and benefit of a State college.

Approved, 232 June, 1836.

CHAP. 132. An ACT for the relief Benjamin and Nancy Merrill.

(Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Benjamin Merrill and Nancy his wife, be, and they are Authorizing their hereby, anthorized to sell the reservation of six hundred and 9 sell a reserva

tion of land. forty acres of land taken by them under the treaties of 1817 and 1919, between the United States and the Cherokee tribe of Indians, and being in the State of Alabama, upon the condition, that the contract for the sale of the same be examined and approved by the district attorney of the United States for the district of North Alabama; and upon the further condition, that they remove to the country assigned to the Cherokee Indians west of the Mississippi river, and that the expenses of such removal be defrayed by themselves.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That this act shall not be held or construed to guaranty the title which the said Benjamin and Nancy Merrill set up to the tract of land nientioned m the foregoing section

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

them.

1836.

CHAP. 133. An ACT for the relief of George Gott and others. (Sec. 1.) Be il enacted by the Senate and House of Represen.

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The collector of That the collector of the port of Gloucester, in the State of Mas. to pay bounty to sachusetts, is hereby authorized to pay George Gott, Jonathan

Tarr, and crew of the fishing schooner May Flower, of thirtytwo and twelve ninety-fifth tons burthen, such allowance, to be distributed according to law, as they would have been entitled to receive had she completed her full term iequired; the said schooner having been driven on shore and lost eleven days before she had accomplished hier full time required by law 10 entitle her to bounty.

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

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CHAP. 134. An ACT for the relief of Ebenezer Phillips and others. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tutives of the United States of America in Congress assembled The collector of that the collector of customs for the district of Marblehead and pay bounty to Lym, in the State of Massachusetts, is authorized to pay to

them.

Ebenezer Phillips, and such others as may have been owners, and to the legal representatives of the laie master and crew, of the fishing schooner Van Buren, belonging to the port of Lynn, in the aforesaid district and supposed to have been lost at sea, the same sum of money, to be distributed according to law, which they would have been entitled to receive as a bounty or drawback, if the said vessel had returned in safety from her voyage, and accomplished the full term of service required by law.

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

CHAP. 135. AN ACT for the relief of Charles J. Frasier..

to be ascertained

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Value of a house That the Third Auditor of the Treasury be directed to ascertain and paid. the value of a house destroyed by the British in eighteen hun

dred and fourteen, at St. Leonards, in the State of Maryland,
while the same was in the military occupation of the United
States, as a hospital, the property of said Charles M. Frasier, ;
and that the amount so ascertained be paid out of any money in
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approred, 23d June, 1836.

CHAP. 136. An ACT for the relief of Archibald Small.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Allowed to enter a That Archibald Small be, and he is hereby, permitted and allowed

to enter the west half of the southeast quarter section number

quarter section of land.

1836.

numbered thirty-three, in township number thirteen, north of range five east, in the district of lands offered for sale at Indianopolis, in the State of Indiana, for which he shall be entitled to a patent, on his relinquishing to the United States the west half of the southwest quarter of section number thirty-three, in township number thirteen, north of range five east, in the district aforesaid, and which was entered by said Archibald Small through mistake, and not detected, by reason of the said Archibald Small not being able to read.

Approved, 23d June, 1836.

CHAP. 137. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Nathaniel P.

Tatium.

(See. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen{alives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, The Secretary of That the Secretary of the Navy ascertain the damages, if any, ihe and certify lis the United States sustained, on the failure of Nathaniel P. Tatum account. to deliver the full quantity of white oak plank stocks at the navy vard at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to his contract with the United States, dated the nineteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and twenty-nine; and having deducted said ; damages, if any, from the ten per cent. reserved out of the price of the plank delivered, he is directed to certify what remains, if any deduction shall be made, and if not, then the entire amount of said un per cent to the Secretary of the Treasury, who is directed to pay said amount, so certified, to the legal representatives of the said Nathaniel P. Tatum, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

CHAP. 133. An ACT for the relief of George Bender

adjust his claim.

Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representulives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War settle and adjust the claim of George The Secretary of Bender, late a major in the army of the United States, and allow War to settle and him the same pay and emolument that a major of engineers would have received, (if discharging the same duties,) for the time he was actually superintending the construction of the Delaware breakwater, under orders from the Quartermaster General: and that the sum so found his due he paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, 23d June, 1836.

1836.

CHAP. 139. An ACT to revive and extend the provisions of an act passed

on the twenty-fourth May, eighteen hundred and iwenty-four, entitled "An ac! for the relief of the representatives of John Donelson, Stephen Beard, and others."

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, That an act entitled “An act for the relief of the representatives of John Donelson, Stephen Heard, and others," be, and the same is hereby revived and continued in force for the term of twelve months from and after the passage of this act; and that the said representatives, in addition to the States of Alabama and Mississippi, be, and they are hereby authorized to enter said lands at any of the land offices in Louisiana or Arkansas.

Approved, 230 June, 1836.

CHAP. 140. An ACT for the relief of David Browning.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembleid, May nelinquish a That David Browning be, and he is hereby, authorized to relinof land, and enter quish to the United States, in such form as the Commissioner of other hand in lieu the General Land Office shall prescribe, the southeast quarter of

the northeast quarter of section number twenty, and township number forty-nine, north of the base line, range number two, east of the fifth principal meridian, in the district of land now offered for sale at Palmyra, in the State of Missouri ; and upon such relinquishment being made as aforesaid, the said Browning shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to enter any other quarter ! quarter section of land in the said district, which shall be liable to entry at private sale.

Approved, 23 June, 1836.

CHAP. 141. An ACT for ihe relief of Janes Robertson, of South Carolina.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Amount of addie

. That the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and tional to be paid to ham. directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise

appropriated, to James Robertson of Charleston, South Carolina, the additional duty imposed by the act of the third March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, on thirty bales of plains, ordered in October, in eighteen hundred and thirty-two, under the act of fourteenth July, of that year, and imported at the port of Charleston, in the months of June and Angust, eighteen hundred and thirty-three: Provideil, That satisfactory proof shall be furnished to the Secretary of the Treasury, that the said plains were ordered previous to the passage of the act of the third of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-three; and that said duties have not been returned in debentures on the exportation of said merchandise.

4proved, 28th hine, 1836.

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