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materials of earth, stone, and wood, as may be necessary for the construction of the said road: Provided, That the grants herein contained, as well of the use of the public lands as of the materials for the said road, shall cease and determine, unless the same shall be begun within the period of two years from the date of this act, and completed within a period of six years.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

CHAP. 53. An ACT for the relief of Findley Kellock.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, To be placed on l'hat the Secretary of War be directed to place Findley Kellutionary pen lock, of the State of Maine, on the roll of revolutionary pension.

ers, and to cause to be paid to the said Kellock, during his natural life, the sum of twenty-nine dollars per annum, the payment thereof to commence on the fourth day of March, anno Domini, eighteen hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

bloners, &c.

CHAP. 54. An ACT for the relief of Alexander Gibson.

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

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, To be restored to That the Secretary of War cause the name of Alexander Gibson, lutionary pen- of Kentucky, to be restored to the roll of revolutionary pension

ers, and that he be paid all arrears due him for his pension, since he was last paid, and that he be paid for and during his natural life a pension at the rate of eighty dollars per annum.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

sioners, &c.

CHAP. 55. An ACT for the relief of David Kilbourn.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, To be paid 82,600 That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, authorfor property lost

ized and directed to pay, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, to David Kilbourn, of the county of Oswego, in the State of New York, the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, for loss of property he sustained in consequence of services rendered by him to the United States on the northern frontier during the late war with Great Britain.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

CHAP. 56. An ACT for the relief of Ebenezer Breed.

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wine destroyed while in custo.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen. tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, author. Tombe paid dhe ized to pay to Ebenezer Breed, merchant, out of any money in ties on certain the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the amount of duties paid on twenty-one thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven dynor the cusgallons of wine, imported in the brig Gazelle, on the first day of August in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, into the port of Boston and Charlestown, which wine was destroyed by fire while in the custody of the customs : Provided, That the Proviso. Secretary of the Treasury be furnished with satisfactory proof that said goods were so destroyed by fire, and were not insured.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

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CHAP. 57. An ACT to amend the charter of the Potomac Fire Insurance

Company of Georgetown.

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[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the name and style of the said company shall hereafter be the shall have pow. “ Potomac Insurance Company of Georgetown;" and in addition surance to the powers, privileges, and immunities granted to the said vessels, &c. company in and by their original act of incorporation, the said company shall have full power and authority to naake insurance on vessels, merchandise, freights, and all other interests in or touching property at sea, or going to sea, and on all kinds of marine risks whatsoever; to make insurance on lives, to grant annuities, to receive endowments, to contract for reversionary payments, and to pass all such by-laws as may be necessary to carry these and their other powers into effect, not contrary to the laws of the United States, and from time to time to alter or repeal the same; and to make, execute, and perfect such and so many contracts, bargains, agreements, and other instruments, as shall or may be necessary, and as the nature of the case shall or may require.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may May open books be lawful for the said company, at such time and so often as a scriptions majority of the stockholders may agree and so order, to open

of

stock, &c. books and take subscriptions of stock, until the original contemplated capital stock of said company shall be filled.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That the president The president and directors of said company may, at their discretion, take may take secu security on real estate of at least double the value of the amount Pity on real esto be secured, in lieu of endorsed notes, for the unpaid part of capital stock; and it shall be lawful for the stockholders to pay up ten dollars per share on any and every share of stock held by him, her, or them, in cash, not oftener than once a year, commencing with the first of July, in the year eighteen hundred and

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When to be in

1837. thirty-six, and be entitled to dividend thereon as on other cash

stock: Provided, The said payments are made fully six months before the declaration of such dividend.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That the foregoing force, &c.

enactments shall be in force and binding on the said company and others, as soon as a written acceptance thereof, adopted by a majority of the stockholders of said company, shall be authentically certified, and filed and recorded in the office of the clerk

of the circuit court of the District of Columbia, for the county of Proviso. Washington : Provided, That the change in the name of the

said company, hereby authorized, shall not affect any proceedings instituted, or liabilities incurred, before the passage of this act, by or against the said Potomac Fire Insurance Company.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

CHAP. 58. An ACT for the relief of Henry Lee.

to be passed to his credit.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America

in Congress assem82,000 suspended bled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury Department caud's account be, and they are hereby, directed and required to admit and pass

to the credit of John Ricaud, the sum of two thousand dollars heretofore suspended from his credit, in the settlement of the said John Ricand's account, as paymaster to the thirty-sixth regiment of United States infantry, commanded at a separate post, by Colonel William Carberry.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That Henry Lee be, julgment ob and he is hereby, released and fully exonerated from the force Laimed against and effect of a judgment obtained against him in the district

court of the United States, at Richmond, Virginia, as surety of the aforesaid John Ricaud, late paymaster of the thirty-sixth regiment of United States infantry.

Section 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall commence and be in force from and after the passage thereof.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

Henry Lee released from a

When to be in force.

CHAP. 59. An ACT for the relief of William Christy. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assemThe amount due bled, That the Third Auditor of the Treasury ascertain the Christyi ve amount due to William Christy, as military storekeeper, one year, ascertained and in the northwestern army, under an appointment of General principal of a Harrison; and when so ascertained, that he report the same to vered against

the Solicitor of the Treasury, who is directed to cause the same to be credited on the principal of a judgment, recovered in favor of the United States against said Christy, in the district court of Louisiana, at the December term of said court in the year eighteen hundred and twenty-seven.

judgment reco.

him.

William

SECTION 2. And te it further enacted, That the Secretary of 1837. the Treasury be authorized to make an arrangement with the said An arrangement William Christy, for the payment of the balance of the principal said of said judgment and costs, at any time within five years, by Christy for pay. instalments which being paid, according to the stipulations of the parties, the said Secretary is authorized to discharge said judg. ment.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

ment.

John

CHAP. 6). An ACT for the relief of James Brown and John Brown, half

breeds, of the Cherokee nation of Indians. (Sec. 1.) 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 James Brown to

647 to pay to James Brown the sum of six hundred and forty-seven and

, dollars, and to John Brown the further sum of three hundred for improve and thirty dollars ; making, in the aggregate, the sum of nine Sered by them; hundred and seventy-seven dollars, out of any money in the &c. Treasury not otherwise appropriated, as full compensation for the improvements surrendered by the said James Brown and John Brown, under the provisions of the treaty of eighteen hun. dred and nineteen, between the United States and said nation of Indians.

Approved, March 30, 1837.

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CHAP. 61. An ACT for the relief of F. A. Parker. (Sec. 1.] 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 pay to Captain F. A. Parker, to be paid $200 of the United States navy, out of any money in the Treasury curred, &c. not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred dollars, for actual expenses incurred by him while commanding the Fairfield sloop of war, in the Mediterranean during the year eighteen hundred and twenty eight, in carrying out Mr. Edward Weyer, bearer of despatches to the commander of the squadron in the Mediterranean sea, by order of the Secretary of the Navy of the United States.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

CHAP. C2. An ACT for the relief of Green Pryor and the heirs of Peter Pryor,

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represeittatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States cause to be issued to A patent for & Green Pryor and the heirs of Peter Pryor, a patent for fractional al section of section number two, of township fourteen, range five east, in the lasu

to issued.

be

1837. Washington land district, in the State of Mississippi, it being the

same entered by Isham Arthur, on the sixteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixteen, and by him transferred to Green and Peter Pryor.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

CHAP. 63. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of Isaac Wil.

liams, deceased.

Authorized re-enter

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

10 That the legal representatives of Isaac Williams, deceased, of much of two the county of Wilkinson, in the State of Mississippi, be, and they tional" sections are hereby, authorized to re-enter, at any time within six months of land unsore: after the passage of this act, so much of fractional sections nun

bers thirty-nine and forty-one, in township number one, of range number one west, in the district of lands subject to sale at Washington, in said State, as remains unsold, and that the sums of money heretofore paid by Isaac Bush and Isaac Williams, or either of them, on said fractional sections, be passed to the credit of the said representatives, in part payment for the said fractional sections.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

3 CHAP. 64. An ACT for the relief of Charles W. Pickering. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, To be giallowed. That the proper accounting officer of the Treasury be author

the ized to adjust and settle the account of Charles W. Pickering, a

midshipman in the navy of the United States, and to allow him chat mina mid the difference between the pay and emoluments of a lieutenant

over that of a midshipman, for the period during which he performed the duties of a lieutenant on board the United States ship Falmouth, by order of her commander, Francis H. Gregory, in the Pacific ocean, in the year eighteen hundred and thirtythree ; and the amount so found due to him shall be paid out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

between pay, &c. of a lieutenant over

CHAP. 65. An ACT for the relief of Jerah Fenner.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, To be paid bis That the Secretary of the Treasury pay to Jerah Fenner, out of from 30th June, any money not otherwise appropriated, his pay as a soldier in 1814, to October, 1814. the service of the United States, from the thirtieth of June

eighteen hundred and fourteen, to the eighteenth of October, eighteen hundred and fourteen, inclusive.

Approved, March 3d, 1837.

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