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PRIVATE ACTS.

[PRIVATE–No. 1.] AN ACT for the relief of Orlaf E. Dreutzer, late consul of the United States to the Kingdom

of Norway. 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 is hereby directed, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay Orlaf E. Dreutzer, late consul to Bergen, eight hundred and thirty-seven dollars and forty-seven cents, in coin, for consular salary from the fourth day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, to the twenty-fourth day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, less the amount of consular fees received by him during that time.

Approved January 11, 1868.

[Private-No. 2.]

AN ACT for the relief of Captain C. P. Johnson. 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, authorized and directed to pay to C. P. Johnson, late a captain in the seventeenth Iowa infantry, the amount by law allowed to a captain of infantry in the regular army, upon the retired list, said pay to commence from the time of his muster out from the said seventeenth Iowa infantry.

Approved February 21, 1868.

[PRIVATE—No. 3.] AN ACT for the relief of Horace Smith and D. B. Wesson, or their assigns. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Horace Smith and D. B. Wesson, or their assigns, have leave to make application to the Commissioner of Patents for an extension of the letters patent for improvement in repeating fire-arms issued to said Horace Smith and D. B. Wesson for the term of fourteen years from the fourteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, and reissued on the tenth day of October of the same year, in the same manner as if the petition for said extension had been filed at least ninety days prior to the expiration of said patent; and that the Commissioner be authorized to consider and determine said application in the same manner as if it had been filed ninety days before the expiration of the said patent.

Approved February 25, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 1.] AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of the late Major General I. B. Richardson, deceased.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby, appropriated, out of any moneys in the

treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of four hundred dollars to Mrs. Frances S. Richardson, widow of the late Major General I. B. Richardson, deceased, in trust for Israel P. Richardson, minor child and heir of said Richardson, deceased; the same being in full compensation for one mule and four horses stolen from deceased in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-two by the Apache Indians, while he was on duty in New Mexico as an officer of the United States army.

Approved March 2, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 5.) AN ACT for the relief of John H. Ellis, a paymaster in the United States army. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury Department be, and they are hereby, required to allow Major John H. Ellis, on settlement of his accounts, a credit of thirty-six hundred and seventy-three dollars and ninety-one cents, being the amount lost in consequence of the larceny of nineteen thousand and ninety-three dollars and ninetyone cents of the public money stolen from the custody of said Ellis, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on the night of the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, if, on examining the accounts of the said Ellis, the Paymaster General shall deem said Ellis justly entitled to said credit, and shall certify his approval thereof.

Approved March 9, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 6.] AN ACT for the relief of the legal representatives of the late Philip R. Fendall. 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 hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the legal representatives of the late Philip R. Fendall, for labor performed in editing the writings of James Madison, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of twenty-one hundred dollars.

Approved March 12, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 7.] AN ACT to authorize Charles Grafton Page to apply for and receive a patent. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of Patents is hereby authorized to receive and entertain a renewal of the application of Charles Grafson Page for letters patent for his “inductiou apparatus and circuit breakers," now on file in the United States Patent Office, including therewith his circuit breakers, described by him prior to said application, and that if the Commissioner shall adjudge the said Page to have been the first inventor thereof, he

shall issue to him a patent, which patent shall be valid, notwithstanding said Page's invention may have been described or in use prior to said application, and notwithstanding the fact that said Page is now an examiner in the United States Patent Office: Provided, That any person in possession of said apparatus prior to the date of said patent shall possess the right to use, and vend to others to use, the said specific apparatus in his possession without liability to the inventor, patentee, or any other person interested in said invention or patent therefor.

Approved March 19, 1868.

[PRIVATE–No. 8.] AN ACT for the relief of the heirs of the late General Duncan L. Clinch, deceased. Whereas Eliza B. Anderson, wife of Major General Robert Anderson, and daughter and heir-at-law of the late General Duncan L. Clinch, deceased, has an equitable claim, in her own right and to the exclusion of all other heirs of said Clinch, against the government of the United States, they having released all demands in the premises; and whereas the family of the said Robert Anderson need for their support the amount which she may be entitled to: Now, therefore, in consideration of the premises, and in consideration of the distinguished services of the said Major General Robert Anderson and his permanent disability:

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and hereby is, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars to Lars Anderson in trust for the exclusive use of the said Eliza B. Anderson during her lifetime; and any part thereof remaining at her death to be held in trust for her children in full satisfaction of the claim against the United States of the said Eliza B. Anderson, for and on account of any

demand of the late Duncan L. Clinch, deceased.

Approved March 19, 1868.

(PRIVATE-No. 9.] AN ACT for the relief of Henry Greathouse and Samuel Kelly. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Postmaster General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to adjust and settle the claim of Henry Greathouse and Samuel Kelly, for carrying the mails of the United States on route numbered sixteen thousand and one, from Placerville to Idaho City, and route sixteen thousand and two, from Payetterville to Placerville, in the Territory of Idaho, from July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to July first, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, and to award and pay to the said Henry Greathouse and Samuel Kelly for said service such sum as may be in accordance with the principles of equity and justice: Provided, That the amount to be so allowed shall not exceed eight thousand dollars.

Approved, March 30, 1868.

[Private-No. 10.]

AN ACT for the relief of William Shank. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid to William Shunk, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of six hundred and

twenty-five dollars, being that amount due from the United States to E. C. Shunk, late postmaster at Cardington, Ohio, for salary as postmaster from January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Approved, March 30, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 11.] AN ACT refunding duties paid under protest on the importation from France of a bell

donated for the use of St. Mary's Institute and Notre Dame University, Indiana. 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 is hereby authorized and directed to refund to Reverend Edward Sorin, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the amount of duties paid by him under protest to the collector of the port of New York in eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, on a bell donated and imported from France for the use of St. Mary's Institute and Notre Dame University, justitutions incorporated by the State of Indiana for philosophical and literary purposes.

Approved, April 11, 1868.

[Private-- No. 12.] AN ACT providing for the restoration of Lieutenant Commander Trevett Abbott, of the

United States navy, to the active list of the 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 Navy be, and he hereby is, empowered and directed to order Trevett Abbott

, lieutenant commander in the United States navy, on the retired list, before the retiring board of the navy for examination ; and should the said Trevett Abbott be pronounced by the said board morally, professionally, and personally competent for active service, the Secretary of the Navy is authorized to restore the said Abbott to the active list of the navy, with the same grade as if he had not been retired.

Approved, May 19, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 13.] AN A.CT for the relief of John S. Cunningham, paymaster United States navy. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the government be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed, in the settlement of the accounts of John S. Cunningham, paymaster United States navy, to allow a credit to him of sixteen hundred and seventy-one dollars and seven cents, the amount of public money stolen from the money-chest of the United States frigate Colorado, while said chest was under his charge.

Approved, May 19, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 14.]

AN ACT for the relief of Charles E. Capehart. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Paymaster General of the army of the United States is hereby authorized and directed, out of any moneys in his possession appropriated for the payment of the army, to pay to Charles E. Capehart, late captain of company A, of the first regiment of West Virginia cavalry volunteers, the pay and allowances of a captain of cavalry from the second day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, to the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, after deducting from the amount of said рау.

and allowances any sums of money heretofore paid said Capehart by the pay department for his services for that time : Provided, That the said Capehart present the usual certificates required by the rules of the pay department upon final payment of volunteer officers.

Approved, May 20, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 15.] AN ACT for the relief of George Lynch, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to allow and pay to George Lynch, a soldier of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month, in lieu of the pension of eight dollars per month now received by him, to commence from and after the passage of this act, and to continue during his natural life.

Approved, June 8, 1868.

[PRIVATE–No. 16.]

AN ACT for the relief of Thomas McLean. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Thomas McLean be, and he is hereby, authorized to enter and purchase so much of lot number one hundred and twenty-four as has not been disposed of in the Stockbridge reservation, in the county of Calumet, and State of Wisconsin, used and occupied by him, at the price stipulated in the third section of the act of third March, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, providing for the disposal of said reservation, and receive a patent therefor, the said McLean having cultivated and occupied the same for a long series of years.

Approved, June 11, 1868.

[PRIVATE-No. 17.] AN ACT granting a pension to Bridget W. McGrorty, and the minor children of William

B. McGrorty, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized and directed to place the name of Bridget W. McGrorty,

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