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1872, c. 342, v. 17, “An act increasing the rates of pensions to certain persons therein p. 337,

described," which last act was approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, he having lost his right arm in the military service of the United States, having been employed as a steamboat-pilot and wbich pension has heretofore been paid to the said George A. Schreiner under a construction placed on the last named act, the said pension of eighteen dollars a month is hereby confirmed to the said George A. Schreiner, and that the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place his name upon the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws; said rate to commence from and after the passage of this act

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 214.-An act for the relief of the Willow Springs Distilling Company, of

Omaha, Nebraska. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Credit to Willow States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Springs Distilling Company.

8 Treasury be, and he is hereby, directed to credit the Willow Springs

Distilling Company, of Omaha, Nebraska, with such amounts as he sball find, on investigation, to be assessed against them, and still remaining payable as taxes upon grain used in excess of the surveyed capacity of their distillery during the months of September, October, November, and December, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and

January, February, March, and April, eighteen hundred and seventyProviso. four: Provided, That the said Willow Springs Distilling Company shall

prove, to the satisfaction of said Secretary, that the average production of spirits from each and every busbel of grain used and consumed in the production of spirits by them during the time above specified was at least three and one quarter gallons, and that they have paid the legal tax upon all spirits produced.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 215.--An act for the relief of the owners of the Steamer Clara Dolsen

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to own- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas. ers of stea mer ury be, and he is bereby, directed to pay to the owners of the Steamer Clara Dolsen.

Clara Dolsen, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty two thousand and fifty dollars in full of all claims for the use of said vessel by the Navy Department, and for all claims for damages to said vessel and furniture while in the service of the Government.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 216.-An act granting a Pension to Davenport Downs,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Dav- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inteen port Downs. 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 Davenport Downs, late a private in company C, fifth regiment Iowa volunteers, and to pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 217.-An act for the relief of F. V. Hayden

March 3, 1875. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting. Credit in acofficers, in settling and adjusting the accounts of F. V. Hayden, geologist af

It counts of F. V.

Hayden. in charge of the survey of the Territories, are hereby directed to credit the said F. V. Hayden with the sum of three thousand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars, on account of loss of that amount, in eighteen hundred and seventy-two, by highway robbery, committed on his clerk while traveling on stage coach between Virginia City, Montana, and Fort Hall, Idaho, bearing said sum of money from one division of said survey to the other; said amount having been lost without any fault or neglect of the said F. V. Hayden or said clerk.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 218.-An act to remove the political disabilities of Robert W. Johnson, formerly

of Arkansas.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (tuo-thirds of each llouse con- Disabilities of curring therein) That the political disabilities of Robert W. Johnson, Robert W. Jolinson

removed. of Arkansas, incurred under the provisions of the third section of the " fourteenth article of the Constitution of the Uvited States, be, and the same are hereby, removed.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 219.-An act for the relief of William N. Denny, major of the Fifty-first

Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Paymaster-General of Payment to Wilthe United States Army, be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed"

authorized and directed liam N. Denny. to pay, out of any money appropriated or hereafter to be appropriated for the payment of the Army, to William N. Denny, late majorinthe Fifty-first Regiinent of Indiana Volunteers, the pay and emoluments of a major of infantry, from the tbirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, the date his commission was received at the headquarters of the command to which he belonged, to the fifteenth day of May, eighteen hun. dred and sixty-five, the date of his muster-in as lieutenant-colonel, as if he had been mustered in as major on the date of the receipt of his commission, first deducting whatever sum may have been paid said William N. Denny as captain during the period for which pay is hereby allowed as major.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 220.-An act for the relief of Alexander Minor, of West Virgiviit. 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 Treas. Payment to Alex. ury is bereby directed to pay out of any money in the Treasury not ander Minor. otherwise appropriated, to Alexander Minor, late a private in Company B of the Twelfth Regiment of West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, United States Army, the sum of two hundred and thirty-four dollars, being the amount of bounty and pay improperly withheld from him on a charge of absence without leave. Approved, March 3, 1875.

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March 3, 1875. CHAP. 221.-An act for the relief of E. Laws, chief engineer, United States Navy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Services of Elijah States of America in Congress assembled, That the services of Elijah Laws Law

to be as first assistant engineer of the United States Navy sball be considered considered.

in every respect except in that which may change his present rank as though he had received a warrant appointing him to that position on the seventeenth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, the date of the warrants as first assistant engineers of those who entered the service next after him; and as chief engineer shall be considered in every respect except in that which may change his present rank or position on the Navy Register as having commenced on the thirteenth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, the date of the comple: tion of the two years' sea-service required for first assistant engineers before promotion after March seventh, eighteen hundred and sixtythree.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3. 1875. CHAP. 222.-An act to relieve James Jackson, of Georgia of his political disabilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Disabilities of States of America in Congress assembled, Tuo-thirds of each House concur. James Jackson re- ring therein) That James Jackson, of Bibb County, Georgia, be, and is moved.

hereby, relieved of all political disability imposed by third section of fourteenth article of amendments to the Coustitution of the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 223.---An act for the relief of Samuel S. Potter.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to Sam. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the uel S. Potter.

Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Samuel S. Potter, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars, the same being in full of all claims against the Government for expenses incurred by the said Potter by reason of the seizure of his seminary-building by J. F. Head, medical director of the District of Kentucky, for hospital-purposes.

Approred, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 224.-An act for the relief of Washington Crosland.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid to WashWashington Cros- ington Crosland, of Saint Louis, Missouri, out of any money in the land.

Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two thousand dollars, in satisfaction of all damages which accrued to him by reason of the construction of a railroad across bis two lots of land in the city of Saint Louis by the United States for military purposes.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 225.--An act for the relief of the survivors of the Polaris.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to sur- States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting vivors, &c., of the officers of the Treasury be authorized and directed to pay, out of any Polaris, and to Joe Eberbing and hang money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the survivors of Hendrick. the Polaris engaged in the Arctic exploration under command of Captain Charles F. Hall, their widows, or minor children, and in the order named, a sum of money in addition to that already paid, equal in amount to one year's pay which each would have been entitled to respectively ir continued in the service, under the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy for said exploring expedition; and that the sum of tbree hundred and sixty dollars each be paid to Joe Eberbing and Hans Hendrick, Esquimaux, who rendered valuable assistance to that part of the ship's crew rescued from the ice-floe on or about the thirtieth day of April, eighteen hundred and seventy-three; said payment to be made direct to each individual claimant upon satisfactory evidence of his identity: Provided, That if any sale, assignment, or transfer shall be made of any interest in the gratuity provided by this act, the amount so assigned shall revert to the Government of the United States.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

Proviso.

CHAP. 226.-An act permitting Lieutenant Commander Frederick Pearson of the

Navy to accept a decoration from the Queen of Great Britain.

March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant-ComFrederick Pearson, of the Navy of the United States may accept a dec- mander Frederick oration of Companion of the Military Division of the Order of the Bath

The Path Pearson permitted

to accept decoratendered to him by the Queen of Great Britain as a testimonial of the tion appreciation of Her Majesty's government of the courage and conduct displayed by said Lieutenant Pearson in the attack upon the Japanese forts by the combined fleets of Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States in September, eighteen hundred and sixty-four because of which said Pearson received the thanks of the British Ad. miral, the senior officer commanding.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 227.-An act to remove the political disabilities of Thomas T. Fountleroy. March 3, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all the political disabilities Disabilities of imposed by the fourteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United Thomas T.FountleStates on Thomas T. Fountleroy, a citizen of Virginia, be, and the same

roy removed. are hereby, removed.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 228.-An act for the relief of Mrs Sarah B. Forest, widow of Lieutenant March 3, 1875.

Dulaney A. Forest, late 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 Treas. Payment to Saury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any rah B. Forest. money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Mrs Sarah B. Forest, widow of Lieutenant Dulaney A. Forest, late of the United States Navy, the sum of eight hundred and twenty dollars, which shall be in full discharge of all claims of said Sarah B. Forest against the United States, for balance due from an allotment of pay made by her late husband, being the amount due from April first to December sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, at the rate of one hundred dollars a month.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 229.-An act granting a Pension to Elizabeth Wolf.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Eliza- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Intebeth Wolf.

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 Elizabeth Wolf, widow of John F. Wolf, late of company D, third regiment of Maryland volunteers, and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3. 1875.

CHAP. 230.-An act for the relief of Montraville Patton of Buncombe County,

North Carolina

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to States of America in Congress assembled, That the QuartermasterMontraville Pat- General be, and he is hereby, instructed to pay Montraville Patton, of ton,

Buncombe County, North Carolina, the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars for supplies furnished the Army in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-six, as appears from proofs on file.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875.

CHAP. 231.-An act granting a Pension to Stephen Weatherlow.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Ste- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Intephen Weatherlow. 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 Stephen Weatherlow, and to pay him a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month, from the date of this act, said pension to be in lieu of that now drawn by Stephen Weatherlow.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3, 1875. CHAP. 232.-An act granting an increase of pension to Stephen Weatherlow.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Increased pen- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Intesion to Stephen rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the Weatherlow.

pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Stephen Weatherlow, and to pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month from the date of this act; said pension to be in lieu of that now drawn by Stephen Weatherlow.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

March 3. 1875. CHAP. 233.-An act relieving the political disabilities of Edward Booker, of Henry

County, Virginia. 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. Edward Booker re- ring therein,) That all the political disabilities imposed by the fourteenth moved.

amendment of the Constitution of the United States on Edward Booker, a citizen of Henry County in the State of Virginia, be, and the same are hereby removed.

Approved, March 3, 1875.

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