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PRIVATE ACTS OF THE FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

of the

TJNITED STATES

Passed at the first session, which was begun and held at the City of Washington, in the District of Columbia, on Monday, the second day of December, 1901, and was

adjourned without day on Tuesday, the first day of July, 1902.

THEoDoRE Roosevelt, President; WILLIAM P. FRYE, President of

the Senate pro

tempore; on the twenty-second day of May, 1902, ORVILLE H. PLATT was chosen Aeting President pro tempore; DAVID B. HENDERSON, Speaker of the House of

Representatives.

CHAP. 4.—An Act Providing for the free transportation of all mail matter sent by Mrs. Ida S. McKinley.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House 's Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all mail matter sent by the post by Ida S. McKinley, widow of the late William McKinley, under her written autograph signature, be conveyed free of postage during her natural life.

Approved, January 22, 1902.

CHAP. 8.-An Act Granting a pension to Mary E. Davis.

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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the o roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension aws, the name of Mary E. Davis, widow of Charles M. Davis, late of Company B, One hundred and twenty-seventh Regiment United States Colored Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month.

Approved, February 5, 1902.

CHAP. 9.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to Elizabeth O. Gould.

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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elizabeth O. Gould, widow of Edward F. Gould, late first lieutenant Company D, Eighth Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

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January 22, 1902.
[Private, No. 1.]

Ida S. McKinley.

Franking privilege granted to.

February 5, 1902.
[Private, No. 2.]

Mary E. Davis.
Pension.

February 5, 1902.
[Private, No. 3..]

Elizabeth O. Gould.
Pension increased.

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CHAP. 10. –An Act Granting an increase of pension to Helen F. M. Edwards.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House? #.o.o. of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the ension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension aws, the name of Helen F. M” Edwards, widow of Francis W. Edwards, late of Company H, First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery, and }. her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 5, 1902.

CHAP. 11.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Josefa T. Philip.

Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the ension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension aws, the name of Josefa T. Philip, widow of John W. Philip, late rear-admiral, United States Navy, and pay her a pension at the rate of fifty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 5, 1902.

CHAP. 12.-An Act Granting a pension to Esther F. Moody.

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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the o roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension aws, the name of Esther F. Moody, widow of Convers Moody, late of Company G, Sixteenth Fo Maine Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month.

Approved, February 6, 1902.

CHAP. 13.−An Act Granting a pension to Mary A. Lamb.

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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension aws, the name of Mary A. Lamb, helpless and dependent daughter of Thomas Lamb, late of Company I, Second Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month.

Approved, February 6, 1902.

CHAP. 14.—An Act Granting an increase of pension to Michael Dillon.

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 be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the

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