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of November, eighteen hundred and sixteen, and of the fifth of November, eighteen hundred and seventeen, upon principles of justice and equity; and that the balance, if any, which may be found due to the said William P. Rathbone, be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approced, July 21, 1836.

CHAP. 280. An ACT for the relief of Henry Newman, and others.

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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 irregular numeration of the fractional sections west of Erroneous li the Tombeckbe river, of township number four, in range num-tions of auditora ber two east, marked on the official maps or plats returned by the Surveyor General as being mimbers thirty-five, thirty-six, and thirty-seven, be corrected on the maps in the oflice of the Surveyor General, and on those returned by bim to the General Land Office, and to the land ofiice for the district of St. Stephen's, so that the number five shall stand thereon instead of the number thirty-five, the number six instead of the number thirty-six, and the number seven instead of the number thirtyseven.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the letter patent Parents podem issued on the fifteenth day of September, in the year ove thou-fort and to be sand eight hundred and thirty, granting to William Crawford, Norman to be assignee of Ann Dunham, the fractional section then designated on the said maps by the number thirty-five, and the patent issued on the first day of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, granting to Henry Newman the fractional section then designated on the same maps by the number thirty-six; and also the patent issued on the first day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, granting to Willian Crawford the fractional section then designated on the same maps as number thirty-seven, all lying in the town. ship number four, of range number two, east, aforesaid, be, and all, each of them, equally legal and valid, as if the same fractional sections had been designated on said maps by their regillar numbers, when said patents were issued ; and the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and the register of the land office at St. Stephen's, are hereby directed to note the foregoing correction in the proper places on the books, maps, and records of their respective offices, referring to this act by its date; and the Commissioner of the General Land Office is hereby also directed to certify, accordingly, the correction affecting each of the said patents, in this respect, upon the back thereof, when presented, with special reference to this act, by which it is authorized.

Approved, July 20, 1836.

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CHAP. 21. An ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of David Cald

well, deceased.

D. Caldwell to be wettled.

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

tatives of ihe United States of America in Congress assembled, The account of That the proper accouiting officers of the Treasury be, and they

are hereby authorized and required to setile the account of the legal representatives of David Caldwell, deceased, late clerk of the circuit court of the United States for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, for fees and allowances certified by the said court to be due to the said Caldwell, for official services to the United States, and to pay or cause to be paid to them, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four thousand four hundred and ninety-six dollars thirty-eight cents, with interest thereon, after the rate of six per centum per annum, from the twenty-firth day of November, eighteen hundred and thirty, till paid.

Approved, July 2d, 1836.

CHAP. 282. An ACT for the relief of Gabriel W. Denton, and others.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assimbled, Dhenarged from That Gabriel W. Denton, and his şureties, namely, H. W. and only ever and pro S. Hills, C. Adams, jr., G. W. Huntington, and John Barstow,

be, and they are hereby, acquitted and discharged of and from a certain joint and several promissory note, executed by them to William W. Mann, for the sum of thirty-two thousand seven hundred and six dollars and thirty cents; which said notc bears date New York, July twenty-fifih, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, is payable twelve months after date, at the city of Augusta, in the State of Georgia, and was given in consideration of five several judgments rendered in August eighteen hundred and nineteen, by the District Court of the United States for the District of Georgia, in favor of the United States, against Joshua E. White and others, of whom said Denton was one, and which said note, though made payable to William W. Mann, is really and in truth for the use and benefit of the United States : Provided, however, That nothing in this act contained shall be held to discharge the other parties against whom said judgments were rendered, or to prevent the enforcement thereof against them, their heirs or representatives.

Approved, July 21, 1836.

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CHAP. 283. An ACT providing for the further payment of a pension to Mary

J. Babbit.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Represen tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled That the provisions of a law approved the second day of March

eighteen hundred and thirty-three, granting a pension to Mary 1836. J. Babbit, be further extended for the time of five years from Pension extended

five years. the twenty ninth day of November last, provided she lives so long, otherwise, during her life.

Approved, July 22, 1836.

CHAP. 284. An ACT for the relief of William B. Stokes, Richard C. Stock

ton, Lucius W. Stockton, and Daniel Moore.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representalives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Solicitor of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, autho. Solicitor of Trea rized and directed to settle and adjust the claims of William B. Sury

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thvir claims Stokes and Richard C. Stockton, of Maryland, and Lucius W. Stockton and Daniel Moore, of Pennsylvania, for extra services perforined by them as contractors for carrying the mail under and by virtue of certain contracts therefor by thein alleged to have been made and entered into with them by William T. Barry, late Postmaster General of the United States, and for this purpose, to inquire into and determine the equity of the claims of them or any of them for or on account of any contract or additional contract with the said Postmaster General on which their pay may have been suspended by the present Postmaster General, and to make them such allowances therefor as, upon a full examination of all the evidence, may seem right, according to the principles of equity; and that the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, directed to credit such mail contractors with whatever sum or sums of money, if any, the said Solicitor shall so decide to be due to them for and on account of any such service or contract; and the Solicitor is hereby authorized to take testimouy, if he shall judge it to be necessary to do so; and that he report to Congress at its next session, the law and the facts upon

which his decision has been founded: Provided the Provjek). said Solicitor is not authorized to make any allowance, for any suspension, or withholding of money by the present Postmaster General, for allowances, or overpayments, made by his predecessor, on route number thirteen hundred and seventy.one, from Philadelphia to Baltimore, for carrying the mail in steamboats, when it was not so carried by said Stockton and Stokes, but by the steamboat company. Nor for any suspension or withholding of money as aforesaid, for allowances or overpayments made as aforesaid, for carrying an express mail from Baltimore to York, or Lancaster. Nor for any suspension or with holding of noney, as aforesaid, for allowances or overpayments made as aforesaid, on route number thirteen hundred and nine. ly.one, from Westminster to McConnerstown as described in the improved bid. Nor for any suspension or withholding of money as aforesaid for allowances or overpayments made as aforesaid on the route from Baltimore to Wheeling for running a certain daily, line between Hagerstown and Wheeling, from the first of

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September eighteen hundred and thirty-two, to the first of April, eighteen hundred and thirty-three, when the line referred to only ruu tri-weekly. Nor for any suspension or withholding of money as aforesaid for allowances or overpayments made, as aforesaid, on the route from Baltimore to Washington, under the contract of eighteen hundred and twenty-seven : but nothing in this proviso shall prejudice any application they may make hereafter in reference to these routes, if they shall think it proper to make such application.

Approved, July 20, 1836.

CIIAP. 283. An ACT for the reliei of the widow of Peter Smith.

$10 to be allowed

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

talives of the United States of America in Congress assi mbled, Amount of pr; That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to pay

to the widow of Peter Smith, of Walpole, in the State of Nassachusetts, the amount of pension which would have accrued to her husband, if he had been placed on the pension roll, at the rate of twenty dollars a year, from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, to the time of his death.

Approred, July 21, 1536.

CIIAP. 286. An ACT for the relief of Laned Swallow.

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. por monn, That the Secretary of War he directed to place the pane of rom the Rarch, Larned Swallow on the invalid pension list, and cause hin: to he

paid at the rate of twenty-four dollars a month, during life, to commence on the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, in lieu of the pension to which he is now entitled !! law.

Approved, July 2d, 1836.

CHAP. 287. An ACT for the relief of Ephraim Page

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

tatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. son por month, That the Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, directed to

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place the name of Ephraim Page, a soldier in the late war, upon the list of invalid pensioners, and to pay him at the rate of eight dollars a month, during his natural life, commencing on the first day of May, in the year of our Lord one thonsand eight hundred and thirty-live.

Approved, Julij 2d, 1536.

CHAP. 288. An ACT for the relief of Parker Chase."

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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 Secretary of War be, and he hereby is, directed to 89 75 per non duis place the name of Parker Chase, an officer of the late war, on 'S. the roll of invalid pensioners, and allow and pay to him a pension at the rate of nine doltars and seventy-five cents a month, during his natural life, commencing on the first day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

Ipproved, July 2d, 1836.

CHAP. 289. An ACT for the relies of John Randolph Clay and others.

(Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officer of the Treasury do pay to 83,351 4!, !o live

paid J. John Randolph Clay, the sum of three thousand three hundred Cram eighty-one dollars and forty-one cents, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Section 2. And be it further enucted, That there be paid to oust and sabay Thomas P. Barton, an outfit and salary as Charge d'Affaires at P. Bartun. the court of France, to commence on the twenty.eighth of April, eighteen hundred and thirty-five, out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, deducting therefrom any sums which may have been, or may be puid to him as Secretary of Legation for the same period.

SECTION 3. And be il further enacted, That the lith Auditor :2.95, a to jaka of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pass to the i. La Berit. credit of Thomas L. L. Brent, in the settlement of his accounts, the sum of two thousand nine hundred and eighty-five dollars, being the amount suspended on account of payments made by hitn for transiations and copying papers, in relation to claims on account of spoliations.

SECTION 4. And be it further enacted, That there be paid to 2730 74.23. George F. Brown, out of any money in the Treasury not other-li pernia w ti. wise appropriated, the sum of two thousand seven hundred and ighty-nine dollars, seventy-four and two-third cents in full settlement of his accounts as Consular Agent of the United States, at Algiers.

Approved, July 20, 1836.

CHIP. 290. An ACT 10 extend the privilege of franking letters and packages.

io Dolly P. Madison. (Sec. 1.) Be it enacted, by the Senate and blouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all letters and packages to and from Dolly P. Madison, relict of the late Jaines Madison, shall be received and conveyed by post, free of postage, for and durity her life.

.!; 'proved, 2d July, 1836.

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