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PRIVATE LAWS

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

PASSED BY

THE FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS.

1901-1903.

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PRIVATE ACTS OF THE FIFTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

OF THE

UNITED 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 January 22, 1902. by Mrs. Ida S. McKinley.

[Private, No. 1.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all mail matter sent by Franking privliege the post by Ida S. McKinley, widow of the late William McKinley, granted to. 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.

February 5, 1902.

(Private, No. 2.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Mary E. Davis. 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 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.

February 5, 1902. (Private, No. 3.)

Elizabeth 0. Gould,
Pension increased.

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 0. 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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February 5, 1902. CHAP. 10.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Helen F. M. Edwards. (Private, No. 4.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Helen F. M. Ed States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Pension increased. 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 Helen F. M. Edwards, widow of Francis W. Edwards late of Company H, First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heary Artillery, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 5, 1902.

February 5, 1902. [Private, No. 5.)

Josefa T. Philip.
Pension increased.

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

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 saws, 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.

February 6, 1902. [Private, No. 6.]

Esther F. Moody.
Pension.

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is bereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Esther F. Moody, widow of Convers Moody, late of Company G, Sixteenth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month.

Approved, February 6, 1902.

February 6, 1902. [Private, No. 7.]

Mary A. Lamb.
Pension.

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 laws, the name of Mary A. Lamb, helpless and dependent daughter of Thomas Lamb, late of Company 1, Second Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month.

Approved, February 6, 1902.

February 6, 1902. (Private, No. 8.]

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

Michael Dillon.
Pension increased.

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