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CHAP. 60.-An act granting a Pension to Eli Persons.

Feb, 11, 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 Pension to Eli Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the

Persous. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Eli Persons, late a private in company K, seventythird regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, and pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

CHAP. 61.-An act granting a Pensioa to Robert D. Jones.

Feb, 11, 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 Pension to RobInterior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon ert D. Jones. the pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Robert D. Jones, late a private in company B, third regiment of Pennsylvania Reseryes, and pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

CHAP. 62.-An act granting a Pension to Margaret Beeler.

Feb. 11, 1875. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United i byen States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte- Pension to Marrior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the garet Beeler. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Margaret Beeler, widow of Peter Beeler, late a private in company A, twelfth regiment Tennessee Cavalry, and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

CHAP. 63.-An act granting a Pension to William M. Drake.

Feb. 11, 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 Wilrior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the liam M. Drake. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of William M. Drake, late private in company D, Eightysecond regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

CHAP. 64.-An act granting a Pension to Theron W. Hanks, a private of the Third

Minnesota Battery.

Feb. 11, 1875.

n W. Hanks.

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 Therior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the ron pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Theron W. Hanks, a private of the Third Minnesota Battery, and pay him a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

Feb. 11, 1875.

CHAP. 65.-An act granting a Pension to James Burris.

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

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 James Burris, late a private in thirty-second regiment of colored troops, and that he be paid a pension from the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

Feb. 11, 1875.

CHAP. 66.-An act granting a Pension to Belinda Craig.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Be- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inte. linda Craig 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 Belinda Craig, widow of William T. Craig, late pri. vate in the Nineteenth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

Feb. 11, 1875.

CHAP. 67.-An act granting a Pension to Alice Roper.

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

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 Alice Roper, widow of Samuel Roper, late captain of company K, Fifty-sixth Illinois, Infantry Volunteers and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

Feb, 11, 1875.

CHAP. 68.--An act granting a Pension to Louisa Thomas.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Pension to Loui- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Inteisa Thomas.

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 Louisa Thomas, widow of Cyrus Thomas, late private in company E, One hundred and seventy-sixth regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers, and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

Feb. 11, 1875.

CHAP. 69.--An act granting a Pension to John Fink.

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 Inte. Fink.

terior 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 Fink, late a private in company G, of the First regiment Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Volunteers, and pay hiin a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

CHAP. 70.-An act granting a Pension to Mary Logsdon.

Feb. 11, 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 Mary rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the Logsdon. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Mrs. Mary Logsdon, widow of Joseph Logsdon, late private company K, Second regiment Maryland Volunteers, and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

CHAP. 71.-An act granting a Pension to Abby A. Dike. •

Feb. 11, 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 Abby rior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place upon the A. Dike. pension-roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Mrs. Abby A. Dike, widow of John A. Dike, late a captain of company L, Sixth regiinent Massachusetts State troops, and pay her a pension from and after the passage of this act.

Approved, February 11, 1875.

CHAP. 72.-An act to remove the political disabilities of Henry Heth, of Virginia Feb. 12, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Plouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (two-thirds of each House con- Disabilities of curring therein, J That all political disabilities imposed upon Henry Heth, Henry Heth reof Virginia, by the fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the Doved United States, by reason of his participation in the rebellion, are hereby removed.

Approved, February 12, 1875.

CHAP. 73.-An act for the relief of Joseph J. Petri

Feb. 12, 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 Joated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the seph J. Petri. sum of five thousand dollars, to be paid to Joseph J. Petri, of the State of Illinois, in recognition of his heroic and successful efforts in rescuing from starvation and impending death a train of emigrants snowed in between the Sierra Nevada and Trinity Mountains in the months of November and December, eighteen hundred and forty-nine, and in payment of the expenses and losses incurred by him in the same.

Approved, February 12, 1875.

CHAP. 74.-An act for the relief of De Witt C. Chipman.

Fel). 12, 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 De

Witt C. Cbipunan. ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to De Witt C. Chipman, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of five thousand five hundred and thirty-five dollars and twentythree cents, in full satisfaction and payment of all demands whatever of the said Chipman as late collector of internal revenue for the eleventh district of Indiana.

Approved, February 12, 1875.

Feb. 13, 1875.

CHAP. 75.-An act granting relief to Francis Dodge.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of six thousand Francis Dodge. dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in

the Treasury of the United States not otherwise appropriated, to Fran. cis Dodge, trustee for the owners of the schooner Fairfax, as compensation for the loss and destruction of said schooner, in October, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, by reason of the seizure and appropriation of the same by the naval authorities of the Government.

Approved, February 13, 1875.

Feb. 17, 1875.

CHAP. 79.-An act for the relief of William J. Coite.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Payment to Wil- States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasliam J. Coite.

ury is hereby authorized and directed to pay to William J. Coite, late acting assistant paymaster, United States Navy, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of nine hundred and fifty-three dollars and thirty-three cents; the same being the amount falsely returned by the clerk of said Coite, when the same was unable, through sickness, to supervise his final accounts.

Approved, February 17, 1875.

Feb. 18, 1875.

CHAP. 85.-An act to enable Ann Jennette Hathaway, executrix of the last will and

testament of Joshua Hathaway, deceased, to make application to the Commissioner of Patents for the extension of letters patent for improved device for converting reciprocating into rotary motion.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United Ann Jennette States of America in Congress assembled, That Ann Jennette Hathaway, Hathaway, as ex- as executrix of the last will and testament of Joshua Hatbaway, de. ecutrix of Joshua ceased, of Milwaukee, in the State of Wisconsin, have leave to make llathaway, to have leave to apply for application to the Commissioner of Patents for an extension of the letextension of pat- ters patent granted to Joshua Hathaway for improved device for conent.

verting reciprocating into rotary motion, under date of April third, eighteen hundred and sixty, for the term of seven years from and after the expiration of the original term of fourteen years, for which said let. ters patent are granted; such application to be made in the same manner and to have the same effect as if the same had been filed not

less than ninety days before the expiration of the aforesaid original Commissioner au

term of said patent. And upon such application so filed the Commisthorized to con- sioner of Patents shall be authorized to consider and determine the sider application. same in the same manner, upon giving the same notice, and with the

same effect as if the application had been duly filed within the time prescribed by law, and as if the original term of said patent bad not expired, should the same expire before he has reasonable time to inquire into the

facts and make his decision : Provided, That no person shall be held liaProviso.

ble for the infringement of said patent, if extended, for making use of said invention since the expiration of the original term of said patent, and prior to the date of its extension.

Approved, February 18, 1875.

Feb. 18, 1875. CHAP. 86.--An act authorizing John Hazeltino to make application to the Commis

sioner of Patents for the extension of his patent for a new and useful water-wheel.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Commissioner of Patents authorized States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of Patto extend patent of ents, upon due application made to him therefor, and upon the same evidence and rules of law as in ordinary extension-cases, be, and John Hazeltino, hereby is, authorized to extend the patent of John Hazeltine for a new upon duo applicaand useful water-wheel, issued to him March twenty-fifth, eighteen hun

tion and evidence. died and fifty-six, for the further term of seven years from and after the passage of this act; and the said patent so extended shall have the same effect in law as if originally granted for the term for which it sball be so extended : Provided, however, That no person shall be liable for No liability for infringing such extended patent by reason of any manufacture, use, or infringement dursale subsequent to the twenty-fifth day of March, eighteen hundred and o

vi ing a certain periseventy, and prior to the passage of this act.

Approved, February 18, 1875.

CHAP. 87.-An act for the relief of Thomas Winans and William L. Winans. Feb. 18, 1875.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatires of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Thomas Winans and Wil. Thomas Winans liam L. Winans be, and they are hereby, authorized to renew, at any time and William L. within six months from the date of the passage of this act, an application to renew applica.

Winans authorized heretofore made by them on or about the seventh day of May, in the year tion for patent. eighteen hundred and sixty-six, for letters patent of the United States for certain improvements in the construction of steam vessels, and the Commissioner of Patents is hereby authorized to hear, examine and decide upon such renewed application as though the same had been made within the time now prescribed by law: Provided, That no person No liability for shall be held responsible in damages for the manufacture or use of said infringement beimprovements, in the event of the success of such renewed application, fore date of patent. prior to the date of the letters patent therefor.

Approved, February 18, 1875.

CHAP. 88.-An act granting a pension to Angelica Hammond.

Feb. 18, 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

Sonrator of the Inte Pension to Anrior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pen.

gelica Hammond. sion roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Angelica Hammond, widow of William Z. Hammond, late a private in Company E, First Maryland cavalry volunteers, to take effect from the passage of this act.

Approved, February 18, 1875.

CHAP. 96.-An act for the relief of John B. Tyler of Kentucky.

Feb. 22, 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 John ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to John B. B. Tyler. Tyler, of Princeton Caldwell county, Kentucky, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars, in full for the loss of a horse, his private property, which was killed on the battle-field of Stone River, on the thirty first day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-two; said John B. Tyler at the time being in the service of the United States Army.

J G BLAINE
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

HENRY WILSON
Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate.
Received by the President February 10, 1875.

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