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CHAP. 282.-An act granting a Pension to Angel Thayer, of Braintree, Massachusetts. March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- Pension to Ansel rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the Thayer. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Ansel Thayer, father of George Frederick Thayer, Company F, second regiment Massachusetts Cavalry; Loring W. Thayer, company E, Thirty-second Massachusetts Volunteers; Charles S. Thayer, company K, Third Massachusetts Cavalry; and Lucien M. Thayer, company I, Forty-second regiment Massachusetts

and pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 283.-An act granting a Pension to Mrs. Sarah B. Howe and Mrs. Mary

Cranston.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- Pensions to rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the Sarah B. Howe and pension-roll, subject to tbe provisions and limitations of the pension

O Mary Cranston. laws, the name of Sarah B. Howe, widow of Albion Howe, late first lieutenant of the Fourth U. S. Artillery; and Mrs. Mary Cranston, widow of Arthur Cranston, late first lieutenant in Fourth U. S. Artillery and pay them a pension each, from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 284.-An act granting a Pension to David Salsbury.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte Pension to David rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the Salsbury. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of David Salsbury, late private company F, one hundred and sixtieth regiment New York volunteers, and pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 285.--An act granting a Pension to Mrs. Mercy E. Scattergood. March 3, 1875. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- Pension to Mercy rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the E. Scattergood. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Mrs. Mercy E. Scattergood, widow of Edward Scattergood, late second assistant engineer in the United States Navy, and pay her two dollars per month in addition to her present pension until the child of said Edward Scattergood shall become sixteen years of age.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 286.-An act granting a Pension to Micajah Stout.

March 3, 1873. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte. Pension to Micarior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the jah Stout.

pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Micajah Stout, late of company I, of the thirty-fourth regiment lowa Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 287.-An act to relieve Charles H. Smith, M. D. of Richmond, Virginia and

James M. llawes, of Covington, Kentucky of all political disabilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Disabilities of States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of each house concur. Charles II. Smith, ring therein) That Charles H. Smith, of Richmond, Virginia, also James and

M. Hawes of Covington, Kentucky, be relieved of all political disabili. Hawes removed.

ties incurred by the fourteenth amendment to the Coustitution of the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

James

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 288.-An act for the relief of Lydia Cruger, executrix of Moses Sheppard,

deceased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Claim of Lydia States of America in Congress assembled, That the claim heretofore Cruger referred reported to Congress by the Court of Claims in favor of Lydia Cruger, back to Court of

executrix of Moses Shepherd, deceased, be referred back to said court, Claims.

with power to hear and determine the same, as in other cases, and with the right to either party to use the evidence heretofore taken in said cause, so far as the said court sball deem the same pertinent and competent.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 289.- An act granting a Pension to John H. Looby.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to John States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the InteH. Looby.

rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of John II. Looby, late captain of company D, of the sixty-second regiment of U. S. Colored Troops, and pay him the pension allowed to officers of that grade for total disability, from and after the passage of this act.

Approvedl, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 290.-An act for the relief of the owners of the Haytian brig Margaretta,

or their legal representatives.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to own- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Seeretary of the Treasers of Taytian brigury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the owners Margaretta.

of the Haytian brig Margaretta, or their legal representatives, the sum of one tbousand three hundred and seventy-eight dollars and seventyfive cents, the same being the amount paid by the said Robert Murray, junior, as discriminating tonnage-dues upon the Baytian brig Mar. garetta, in the years eighteen hundred and sixty-seven and eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, in contravention of the treaty then existing between the United States and the republic of Hayti.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 291.-An act for the relief of M. Von Entress Fuersteneck, late second lieu

tenant of the Sixty-eighth New York Volunteers.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby appropri. Payment to M., ated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the Von Entress Fuersum of one thousand four hundred and fifty-five dollars and twenty cents, steneck. to be paid to M. Von Entress Fuersteneck, late second lieutenant of Company A of the Sixty-eighth Regiment of New York Volunteers, to cover a period of service from August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, to December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, inclusive, at which time he was commissioned, and actually performed duty as a second lieutenant, but was not mustered in.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 292.-An act for the relief of John Aldredge.

March 3, 1875. Be it cnacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas. Payment to John ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and required, out of any money in Aldredge. the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay to John Aldredge, of McNairy county, Tennessee, such sum, not exceeding nine thousand six hundred and six dollars, as the Secretary may deem reasonable, for money paid into the Treasury of the United States by virtue of an assessment made upon the disloyal oitizens of and around Henderson Station, Tennessee, to make repayment for the destruction of cotton, the property of said Aldredge; the sum so to be paid to be charged to the account of captured and abandoned property.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 293.-An act for the relief of Courtland Parker as administrator of George March 3, 1875.

W. Anderson, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Tbat the Secretary of the Treas. Payment to ury be authorized and directed to pay to Courtland Parker, as admin- Courtland Parker, istrator of George W. Anderson, the sum of thirteen thousand two hun- a

in administrator of

i George W. Anderdred and fifty-four dollars and sixty-seven cents, being the amount son. received into the Treasury of the United States, under certain proceedings and decree in the southern district of New York, undertaking to condemn the stock and dividends of said Anderson in the Minnesota Mining Company, the Rockland Mining Company, the Superior Mining Company, and the Steel River Mining Company, the same being in full for all claims and demands of said Parker as administrator, or the heirs or representatives of said estate, against the United States, connected with, or in any manner growing out of, said claim, for which a receipt shall be taken in full by the proper officer of the Treasury

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 294.-An act to authorize the settlement of the accounts of Passed Assistant

Paymaster E. Mellach, United States Navy.

March 3, 1875.

unts of E. Mel.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of Credit in acthe Treasury of the United States be, and they are hereby, directed in counts

lach. settling the accounts of E. Mellach, passed assistant paymaster United States Navy, to credit him with all stoppages charged against him

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amounting to twenty-five thousand one hundred and four dollars and ninety-eight cents, and to allow him his pay from the second of May, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, to the seventh of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 295.-An act granting a Pension to Samuel Purcell

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Sam- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inteuel Purcell.

rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension Jaws, the name of Samuel Purcell who was a private in Company A, First Indiana Volunteers, in the Mexican war, at the rate of eight dollars per month from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

RESOLUTIONS.

[No. 4.1 Joint resolution anthorizing Thomas W. Fitch, engineer of the United States Feb., 18, 1875. Navy, to accept of a wedding present sent to his wife, Mrs. Minnie Sherinan Fitch.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Thomas W. Fitch, engineer of Thomas W. Fitch the United States Navy, be and is hereby authorized to accept of a authoriz

of authorized to acwedding present of jewelry sent to his wife, Mrs. Minnie Sherman Fitch,

*cept present. by the Khedive of Egypt as a token of his respect.

Approved, February 18, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

[No. 9.) Joint resolution authorizing the acceptance by Captain C. H. Wells, of the United States Navy, of the cross of the legion of honor, conferred upon him by the President of the French Republic

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Be it resolved by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Captain C. H. Wells, of Captain C. H. the United States Navy, be, and he is hereby authorized to accept the Wells authorized cross of an officer of the national order of the Legion of Honor, conferred to accept decoraupon him by the President of the French Republic as evidence of his appreciation of that officer

Approved, March 3, 1875.

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