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[PUBLIC—No. 270.]
By the Act For the relief of F. V. Walker.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War, under the direction of the President, is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to order Freeman V. Walker, late captain and assistant surgeon, United States Army, again before a retiring board for the purpose of a new hearing of his case and to inquire into and determine the facts touching the nature and occasion of his disability, and to find and report the cause which, in its judgment, has produced his incapacity, and whether such cause is an incident of the service, according to the statute, and that upon the findings of such board the President is further authorized, in his discretion, either to confirm the order by which the said Freeman V. Walker was wholly retired, or, in his discretion, to nominate and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint said Freeman V. Walker an assistant surgeon with the same relative grade which he had at the time of his retirement, and to place him upon the retired list of the Army: Provided, That no pay, bounty, or other allowance during the period between the time that he was heretofore retired and the time of the passage of this Act shall become due and payable by virtue of this Act.

Approved, June 22, 1906.

[PRIVATE-No. 593.]

By the Act For the relief of Colonel Medad C. Martin. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That authority is hereby granted to the proper accounting officers of the Treasury to allow a credit in the accounts of Lieutenant-Colonel Medad C. Martin, deputy quartermaster-general, United States Army, for the sum of seven hundred and eight dollars and sixty-five cents (pertaining to the appropriations for regular supplies, ninety-two dollars and eighty-five cents; incidental expenses, thirty dollars and fifty cents; army transportation, five hundred and eighty-five dollars and thirty cents, fiscal year nineteen hundred and five), which sum was stolen, through no fault of the officer, January eighth, nineteen hundred and five, while in transit from Manila, Philippine Islands, to Lipa, Batangas, Philippine Islands.

Approved, March 8, 1906.

[PRIVATE–No. 1281.]

By the Act For the relief of Major George E. Pickett, paymaster, United States Army.

Beit 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 pay to Major George E. Pickett, paymaster, United States Army, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand four hundred and fifty-six dollars and seventeen cents ......

Approved, March 31, 1906.

$1, 456. 17

[PRIVATE-No. 1284.]

By the Act For the relief of the French Trans-Atlantic Cable Company.

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 pay to the French Trans-Atlantic Cable Company, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of seventy-seven thousand seven hundred and twelve dollars, for expenses incurred in repairing said company's cables and property damaged by the United States military forces in eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, during the war between the United States and Spain ......................................

Approved, April 9, 1906.

$77, 712.00

[PRIVATE-No. 1529.]

By the Act To reimburse Captain Sydney Layland for sums paid by him while master of the United States transport Mobile in July and August, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.

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 Captain Sydney Lay. land, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and nineteen dollars and eleven cents, to reimburse bim for amounts paid by him as master of the army transport Mobile to soldiers of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania Volunteers for services as firemen on the United States transport Mobile in July and August, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight.....

Approved, April 18, 1906.

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[PrivatE—No. 1542.]

By the Act For the relief of M. A. McCafferty. 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 is hereby authorized to pay to M. A. McCafferty, of O'Neill, Nebraska, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, sixty-five dollars, for furnishing a casket and a hearse and defraying all other expenses incident to the burial of the remains of John De Boer, a private soldier in Troop G, First United States Cavalry, stationed at Fort Meade, South Dakota, such burial having been made at the request of the commanding military officer at said Fort Meade.......

Approved, April 23, 1906.

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[PRIVATE–No. 1543.]

By the Act For the relief of the Methodist Church at New Haven, Kentucky.

Beit 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 pay to the Methodist Church at New Haven, Kentucky, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred dollars, for the use, occupation, and injuries committed by the military forces of the United States upon said church property during the war of the rebellion; and said sum shall be in full of all claims of said church against the Government of the United States for the use of or damages to the property of said church at said place.......

Approved, April 23, 1906.

$200.00

[PRIVATE-No. 1544.]

By the Act For the relief of C. R. Williams.
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 pay to C. R.
Williams, of Rutherford County, Tennessee, out of any money in the
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred dollars,
for one mare taken and used by the military forces of the United States
during the late civil war .....

Approved, April 23, 1906.

200.00

(PRIVATE—No. 1935.]

By the Act For the relief of the board of trustees of West Tennessee College, Jackson,

Tennessee.

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 pay to the board of trustees of West Tennessee College, Jackson, Tennessee, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five thousand dollars, as compensation for occupancy and damages to said college by the Union Army during the war; and for said purposes the above amount is hereby appropriated .......

Approved, April 28, 1906.

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[PRIVATE-No. 2384.]

By the Act For the relief of Agnes W. Hills and Sarah J. Hills.
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 pay to
Agnes W. Hills and Sarah J. Hills the sum of seven thousand five
hundred and sixty-one dollars and eighty cents, out of any money

in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the value of personal property belonging to Albert G. Hills and Alfred C. Hills, both deceased, taken and converted to the use of the United States by the military forces of the United States during the war for the suppression of the rebellion .........

Approved, June 5, 1906.

· $7,561. 80

[PRIVATE-No. 2846.] By the Act For the relief of the trustees of Weir's chapel, Tippah County, Mississippi.

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Treasurer of the Cnited States be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four hundred dollars to James B. Jefferies, Robert Mitchell, and W. F. Duncan, trustees of Weir's chapel, a Methodist Church in Tippah County, Mississippi, or to their successors in office, in full satisfaction of any and all demands against the Government of the United States, for the use of said church building for military purposes by the Federal Army during the civil war .......

Approved, June 6, 1906.

400.00

(PRIVATE-No. 2852.)

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By the Act For the relief of John Purkapile. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is authorized to amend the record of John Purkapile so as to show him bonorably discharged from Company F, Fifty-first Illinois Infantry Volunteers, for disability contracted in line of duty.

Approved, June 9, 1906.

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[PRIVATE-No. 2854.] By the Act To change the records of the War Department relative to Levi A. .

Meacham. 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 directed to change the records of the War Department wherein they pertain to the military record of Levi A. Meacham, late of Company G, Sixty-seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, so that the records will read Levi E. Meacham; also that the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue to said Levi E. Meacham a corrected certificate of honorable discharge in lieu of the certificate of honorable discbarge heretofore issued to said soldier of the late war of the rebellion.

Approved, June 9, 1906.

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[PRIVATE-No. 3214.]

By the Act For the relief of John A. Meroney. 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 pay John A. Meroney, of Giles County, Tennessee, late a member of Company D, Twelfth Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, being for a horse taken by or furnished to the military forces of the United States for their use during the late war for the suppression of the rebellion...--..

Approved, June 20, 1906.

$150.00

[PRIVATE—No. 3249.]

By the Act For the relief of John W. Williams. Beit 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 pay to John W. Williams, of Powell County, Kentucky, the sum of two hundred dollars, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for one horse purchased by him at Government sale June third, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and recovered by the legal owner by judicial proceedings, which established a lack of title in the Government and made said Williams liable for the value of said horse and cost..

Approved, June 25, 1906.

200.00

[PRIVATE–No. 3253.]

By the Act For the relief of John Lewis Young. Beit 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 is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to John Lewis Young, of Washington, District of Columbia, late captain Company C, Ninth Regiment Iowa Cavalry Volunteers, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, being for the value of a horse lost by him in service during the war for the suppression of the rebellion.......

Approved, June 28, 1906.

150.00

[PRIVATE—No. 3255.] By the Act To correct the military record of John Alspaugh. Beit 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 directed to enter the name of John Alspaugh on the muster-in rolls of Company E, One hundred

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