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lieutenant in the army of the Revolution, to commence and be computed from the fourth of July, eighteen hundred and thirtysix.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 228. An ACT for the relief of Nicholas Verplast. [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 the Navy be, and he is hereby, N. Verplast to authorized and required to place the name of Nicholas Verplast of $6 a month. on the navy pension list, at the rate of six dollars per month, payable from the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 229. An ACT for the relief of Samuel Potter and James Cassidey, of

Wilmington, North Carolina. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be issued, under the direction of the A register to be Secretary of the Treasury, a register for the barque called the bargue Calypso, Calypso, built in England, but now owned by Samuel Potter whenever se pot and James Cassidey, citizens of the United States, and lying at der shall satisfy the port of Wilmington, North Carolina, unseaworthy, when-Treas that said ever the said Potter and Cassidey shall furnish the Secretary repaired in the of the Treasury with satisfactory proof that the said barque has U.S. &c. been repaired in the United States, and that the cost of repairing her by her present owners exceeds three-fourths of the original cost of building a vessel of the same tonnage in the United States.

Approved July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 230. An ACT to refund to the Georgia Railroad and Banking Company

certain duties paid upon railroad iron. [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 the Treasury be, and he is here. The duties of by, authorized and directed to refund to the Georgia Railroad or spikes for en and Banking Company, for the use of the said company, the Georgia Bairoad duties paid by the said company, upon two several importations Company to be of spikes, to be used in the construction of their railroad, the one made into the port of Savannah, Georgia, on the twentyfirst day of February, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, and the other into the same port, on the eighteenth day of May, of the same year, the whole amount of duties paid and to be refunded upon both importations being three thousand three hundred and sixty-one dollars and forty-two cents; Provided, That, Proviso. before any repayment of the said duties shall be made, the said

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company shall furnish proof, to the satisfaction of the said Secretary, that their orders upon England for the said spikes were made and transmitted before the passage of the act of the first day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, entitled “ An act explanatory of the act entitled "An act to release from duty iron prepared for, and actually laid on, railways and inclined planes,'" that it was out of the power of the said company, after the passage of the said act, to countermand their orders for the said spikes, and that the said spikes have been actually used in the construction of the railways or inclined planes for which they were ordered and imported.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 231. An ACT for the relief of Henry Barton. [Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre

sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asH. Barton to be sembled, That the Secretary of War be required to place the month, in alle name of Henry Barton on the roll of invalid pensioners, and pay lion to the pen him at the rate of two dollars and sixty-six cents per month, 10

commence on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, in addition to the pension he now receives

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

sion he now receives.

CHAP. 232. An ACT to authorize the Commissioner of Pensions to cause the

unpaid pension of Captain Robert Laird, of the state of Georgia, to be paid to his executor.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre sentatives of the United States of Americu in Congress cessem

bled, That the Commissioner of Pensions be, and he is hereby, The grecutor authorized to cause to be paid over to the executor of Captain of Capt. R. Laird,

Robert Laird, deceased, for the use and benefit of the legatees 1. Cap. Laird at to whom the same was bequeathed, late of Clark county, in the the time of his State of Georgia, the amount which was due him, the said Cap

tain Robert Laird, at the time of his death, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

the amount due

CHAP. 233. An ACT for the settlement of the accounts of Richard Harrison, lam

consular agent of the United States in Spain. [Sec. 1.] Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreThe accounts sentatives of the United States of America in Congress assembe settled accord bled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury DeLions of Con rese partment be, and they are hereby, directed to audit and settle, af 3 June 278s; according to the resolutions of Congress of the third of June, ou the seventeen hundred and eighty-four, for the settlement of public relies of Ameri. accounts, the accounts of Richard Harrison, formerly consular

agent of the United States at Cadiz, in Spain, and to allow him

can Seamen to be allowed.

the interest on the money advanced, under agreement with the 1838. minister of the United States in Spain, for the relief of destitute and distressed American seamen, and for their passages to the United States, from the time the advances respectively were made, to the time at which the said advances were reimbursed; and for the expenses of employing an interpreter and clerk in the service of the United States, the sum of one thousand dol- $1000 lars per year for the time he acted as agent, viz: from seventeen interpreter and hundred and eighty to seventeen hundred and eighty-five; and clerk. the sum found due shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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CHAP. 234. An ACT for the relief of Charles Vattier. [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 is hereby, directed to place the name of Charles Vattier, of Cincinnati, in the State Charles Vat of Ohio, on the roll of invalid pensioners, and that he be entitled pension of $5 a to receive the sum of eight dollars per month, during his natural life, from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and thirtyeight.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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CHAP. 235. An ACT to authorize the payment of the seven years' half pay due on

account of the revolutionary services of John McClelland, deceased. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representutives 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, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the full amount of seven years' Seven or years half pay of a first lieutenant of infantry in the army of the Revo- lieut. of infantry lution, to such person or persons as may be entitled to the same person or persons under the resolution of Congress of the twenty-fourth of Au-ited to receive it gust, seventeen hundred and eighty, on account of the services of John McClelland, late a first lieutenant in the army of the Revolution, who died in the service.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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CHAP. 236. An ACT for the relief of the heirs of Deborah Gannett, a soldier of the

Revolution, deceased. [Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress asse?nbled, That ihe Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, or the Treasury directed to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise to pay the heira appropriated, to the heirs of Deborah Gannett, a revolutionary 8 166,66.

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soldier, and late the wife of Benjamin Gannett, of Sharon in the State of Massachusetts, now deceased, the sum of four hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-six cents, being an equivalent for a full pension of eighty dollars per annum, from the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one, to the decease of Benjamin Gannett in January, eighteen hundred and thirtyseven, as granted in certain cases to the widows of revolutiovary soldiers by the act passed the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, entitled " An act granting half pay to widows or orphans where their husbands or fathers have died of wounds received in the military service of the United States in certain cases, and for other purposes."

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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CHAP. 237. An ACT to authorize William Delesdernier, to draw the arrearages of

pension due the late Lewis F. Delesdernier at the time of his death.

[Sec. 1.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreWm. Deleeder-sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asnierto be paid the

which sembled, That the Commissioner of Pensions be, and he is herepelesdernier, az by, authorized to cause to be paid over to William Delesderthe time of his nier, of Calais, in the county of Washington, in the State of

Maine, as the late guardian of Lewis F. Delesdernier, late of said Calais, deceased, the amount which was due him, the said Lewis F. Delesdernier, at the time of his death, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 238. An ACT for the benefit of the widow of Noah Chittendon.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreThe widow of sentatives of the United States of America in Congress asN. Chitlendon lo be paid $96. sembled, That there be paid, out of any money in the Treasury

not otherwise appropriated, to the widow of Noah Chittendon, the sum of ninety-six dollars. Approved, July 7th, 1938.

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apension of $8 a month.

CHAP. 239. An ACT for the benefit of Tandy Walker.

[Sec. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of RepreT. Walker to sentatives of the United States of America in Congress as

sembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to place the name of Tandy Walker on the list of invalid pensioners, at the rate of eight dollars per month, to com, mence on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 240. An ACT granting a pension to Coffin Sanborn.

1838. [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 is hereby, di- C. Sanborn to rected to place the name of Coffin Sanborn on the invalid of 66,66 a month. pension-roll, and pay him at the rate of six dollars and sixtysix cents per month ; to commence on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirtyeight, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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CHAP. 241. An ACT granting a pension to Phebe Champe, of Franklin county,

Ohio. [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, di- P. Champe to rected to place the name of Phebe Champe, widow of Sergeant op 190 annuales

? John Champe, deceased, on the list of revolutionary pensioners, and pay her, during her natural life, one hundred and twenty dollars annually; the same to commence and take effect at and from the fourth day of March, anno Domini eighteen hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

CHAP. 242. An ACT granting a pension to Sarah Barney, widow of Samuel

Barney, late of Connecticut. [Sec. 1.) Be it enucted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be required to place the S. Barney to be name of Sarah Barney, widow of Samuel Barney, late of New paid a pension of Haven Connecticut, deceased, on the pension-roll, and pay her forty dollars per annum, during her natural lifetime, the payment thereof to commence and take effect on the fourth of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-one.

Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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CHAP. 243. An ACT granting a pension to John M. Jewell. [Sec. 1.] Be it cnacted 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, J. M. Jeweil to required to place the name of John M. Jewell, of Windsor, be paid a pension

$ Vermont, upon the roll of invalid pensioners, and to pay him at the rate of four dollars per month, during his natural life, commencing on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. Approved, July 7th, 1838.

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