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Christian Church of Henderson, Ky.

CHAP. 535.-An Act For relief of the Christian Church of Henderson, Kentucky. February 9, 1903.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 159.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the Payment to. Christian Church of Henderson, Kentucky, the sum of five hundred dollars, for rental of said church while occupied by United States troops during the war of the rebellion.

Approved, February 9, 1903.

CHAP, 536.-An Act For the relief of William P. Marshall.

February 9, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 460.] States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the William P. Marshall.

Payment of bounty Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of to. any money not otherwise appropriated, the sum of two hundred dollars to William P. Marshall, late a private in Company H, One hundredth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, being the amount due bim for bounty.

Approved, February 9, 1903.

CHAP. 540.-An Act For the relief of Henry G. Rogers.

February 10, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 461.) States of America in Congress assembled, That Henry G. Rogers, late Henry G. Rogers.

Military record corfirst sergeant of Company B, Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Volunteer rected, Infantry, shall be held and considered commissioned a second lieutenant in said regiment from January second, eighteen hundred and sixtyfour, with rank from November twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and to have been discharged as such lieutenant January twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-four: Provided, That no pay, bounty, or other emoluments shall become due or payable by No pay, etc. virtue of the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 10, 1903.

Proriso.

February 10, 1903. [Private, No. 462.)

Preamble.

CHAP. 541.-An Act Directing the issue of a check in lieu of a lost check drawn by George A. Bartlett, disbursing clerk, in favor of Fannie T. Sayles, executrix, and others.

Whereas it appears that George A. Bartlett, disbursing clerk, Treasury Department, did, on the nineteenth of July, nineteen hundred and two, issue a check, numbered eight hundred and thirteen thousand five hundred and fifty-three, upon the Treasurer of the United States at Washington, District of Columbia, in favor of Fannie T. Sayles, executrix, and others, for the sum of three thousand seven hundred and eight dollars and thirty-three cents, being in payment for rent of a building in Indianapolis, Indiana, for quarters for Government offices; and said check was by the said Fannie T. Sayles, executrix, and others, indorsed for deposit in the Merchants' National Bank, Indianapolis, Indiana, and so deposited, which check was subsequently mailed by the Merchants National Bank to its correspondent for collection, and was destroyed in a wreck on the Pennsylvania Limited on July twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and two, in transmission through the United States mails; and

Whereas the provisions of the Act of February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, amending section thirty-six hundred and forty-six, Revised Statutes of the United States, authorizing United States disbursing officers and agents to issue duplicates of lost checks, apply only to checks drawn for two thousand five hundred dollars or

Vol. 23, p. 306.
R.S., sec. 3616 p.717.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Fannie T. Sayles, States of America in Congress assembled, That George A. Bartlett, disDuplicate check to, bursing clerk of the Treasury Department, be, and is hereby, instructed

to issue a duplicate of said original check, under such regulations in regard to its issue and payment as have been prescribed by the Secre

tary of the Treasury for the issue of duplicate checks under the proR.S., sec. 3648, p. 717. visions of section thirty-six hundred and forty-six, Revised Statutes

of the United States.

Approved, February 10, 1903.

ized.

February 10, 1903. CHAP. 541a.-An Act For the relief of Clara H. Fulford. [Private, No. 462a]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Clara H. Fulford.

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Redemption of burned bonds author- Treasury be, and is hereby, instructed to redeem, in favor of Mrs.

Clara H. Fulford, widow of D. Fulford, two bonds of the United States, of the denominations of fifty dollars and fifty dollars, and known as five-twenties, said bonds having been destroyed by fire the ninth day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and to pay to Mrs. Clara H. Fulford, widow of said D. Fulford, the amount of said bonds, together with accrued interest from July first, eighteen hundred

and seventy-two, to the date of the maturity of said bonds. Indemnity bond.

SEC. 2. That the said Mrs. Clara H. Fulford, widow of D. Fulford, shall also execute and file with the Secretary of the Treasury a bond with sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Secretary of the Treasury, in the penalty of three hundred dollars, conditioned to save harmless the United States from loss or liability on account of said bonds or the interest accrued thereon.

Approved, February 10, 1903.

February 12, 1903. [Private, No. 463.)

CHAP. 549.–An Act For the relief of William M. Bird, James F. Redding, Henry F. Welch, and others.

Sullivan.

Ante, p. 1037.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the l'nited William M. Bird, States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Henry F. Welch, etc." Treasury be, and is hereby, authorized to examine into the circumon contract of D.A.S. stances of the performance and execution by William M. Bird, James

F. Redding, Henry F. Welch, and others, as sureties of D. A. J. Sullivan, of the work in the construction of the new United States postoffice and court-house in Charleston, South Carolina, under the contract of the said D. A. J. Sullivan to construct the same, dated January thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and ascertain what work was done thereunder, and whether for any reason the said parties who performed said work are justly and equitably entitled to be reimbursed the amount by them expended in performing said work over and above the original contract price; and the said Secretary is authorized to take evidence to ascertain the facts in the case, notwithstanding the terms of the contract, and to determine the amount that should fairly and equitably be allowed said parties, and to pay such sum as he may deter

mine shall be allowed, not to exceed, however, the sum of twenty-two Appropriation. thousand seven hundred and four dollars. And a sufficient amount of

money is hereby appropriated, out of the funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay the amount so found to be fairly and equitably due, not exceeding the sum of twenty-two thousand seven hundred and four dollars.

Approved, February 12, 1903.

William Kendall.
Relief of the legal

CHAP. 550.-An Act For the relief of the legal representative of Major William February 12, 1903. Kendall.

(Private, No. 464.) Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to representative of. settle the account of William Kendall, deceased, as a sutler at Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, for articles furnished by him to soldiers there recruited or stationed during the period from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, to the thirty-first day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, inclusive.

SEC. 2. That in all cases where the several amounts claimed were regularly entered on the original muster of descriptive rolls which accompanied the detachments from said fort, and where thus charged against the respective soldiers but were not transferred to the company rolls nor retained out of the soldier's pay and allowed to said William Kendall, deceased, the said amounts, not to exceed, exclusive of interest, two thousand dollars, shall be allowed and paid to the legal Limit. representative of said William Kendall, deceased, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, February 12, 1903.

Claims.

CHAP. 551.-An Act For the relief of William E. Anderson.

February 12, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 465.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War William E. Anderbe, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to so amend the military Granted honorable record of William E. Anderson, Company H, Third United States discharge. Artillery, as to show him honorably discharged to date June eighteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-seven: Provided, That no pay, bounty, or other emoluments shall become due or payable by virtue of the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 12, 1903.

Proviso.
No pay, etc.

February 16, 1903.

Edward S. Crill.
Payment to.

CHAP. 556.--An Act For the relief of Edward S. Crill.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Tlouse of Representatives of the United (Private. No. 166.] States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized to pay to Edward S. Crill, of Florida, the sum of one hundred and seventy-five dollars, for rent of building for post-office in Palatka, Florida, for the third and fourth quarters of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-six.

Approved, February 16, 1903.

Lebbeus H. Rogers, and administrators of

CHAP. 557.–An Act For the relief of Lebbeus H. Rogers and the administrators February 16, 1903. of William B. Moses, deceased.

[Private, No. 467.] Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Lebbeus H. Rogers and the administrators of William B. Moses, deceased, are hereby author. William B. Moses ized, within thirty days after the passage of this Act, to pay into the bility come bond of Treasury of the United States twelve thousand dollars, being the prin- Henry W. Howgate. cipal sum named in the official bond of Henry W. Howgate upon which

such payment, together with court costs in the suits against them, shall be received in full satisfaction and discharge of all obligations whatsoever of said parties to the United States thereunder, and in full satisfaction and discharge of all judgments entered against said Rogers or said administrators in favor of the United States upon the said bond, and the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed, upon

receiving such payment, to satisfy said judgments, and each of them, Liability of Howgate of record: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be

construed as affecting in any manner the liability of said Howgate or his legal representatives to the United States on said bond or otherwise.

Approved, February 16, 1903.

not affected.

February 17, 1903. [Private, No. 468.)

Florida Company

Relief of.

CHAP. 558.-An Act For the relief of the Florida Brewing Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Brewing States of America in Congress assembled, That the Commissioner of

Internal Revenue be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to reopen and reconsider the claim of the Florida Brewing Company, of Tampa, Florida, for the refunding of three hundred and twenty-six dollars and fifty-two cents, amount paid for stamps purchased from the Collector of Internal Revenue at Jacksonville, Florida, and affixed to beer exported to Cuba during December, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and January and February, eighteen hundred and ninetynine; and if, upon reopening and reconsidering said claim, said Commissioner shall find said stamps, or any part of the same, to have been affixed to packages of beer actually exported to Cuba, it is bereby made his duty to ascertain the amount paid for stamps so affixed and to allow the claim for such amount; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and required to pay, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the said sum of three hundred and twenty-six dollars and fifty-two cents, or so much thereof as may be found by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to have been paid for stamps affixed to beer exported to Cuba.

Approved, February 17, 1903.

Claiin of, to be ex

February 17, 1903. CHAP. 559.-An Act To refer the claim of Joseph W. Parish to the Secretary of

the Treasury for examination and payment of any balance found due. [Private, No. 469.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Joseph W. Parish,

Stutes of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the amined by Secretary Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to make full and complete of the Treasury.

examination into the claim of Joseph W. Parish against the United States for balance alleged to be due him by virtue of a contract made by J. W. Parish and Company with Henry Johnson, a medical storekeeper, acting on behalf of the United States, which contract bears date March fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and provides that said J. W. Parish and Company should furnish to the United States for the use of the Medical Department of the Army the whole amount of ice required to be consumed at Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Saint Louis, Missouri, and Cairo, Illinois, during the remainder of the said year eighteen hundred and sixty-three; that the Secretary shall determine and ascertain the full amount which should have been paid said J. W. Parish and Company if the said contract had been carried out in full, without change or default made by either of the parties thereto, under the rule of the measure of damages laid down by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of the United States

against Behan (One hundred and tenth United States Reports, page three hundred and thirty-eight), and in accordance with the evidence in the case collected by the United States Court of Claims, and after determining the full amount thus due said J. W. Parish and Company, under the said contract and rule of law aforesaid, to deduct therefrom all payments which have been made to said J. W. Parish and Company, or to said Joseph W. Parish, whether in pursuance of judgments of the court or direct appropriation by Congress, or otherwise, stating what balance, if any, is due under the rule and evidence prescribed herein, and pay the said balance to said Joseph W. Parish, the present owner of said claim; and sufficient money to pay such balance is hereby a nappropriation, appropriated out of any money in the Treasury which has not been otherwise appropriated.

Approved, February 17, 1903.

for amount found due.

February 18, 1903.

M.J. Grealish. Payment to estate

CHAP. 570.- An Act For the relief of the estate of M. J. Grealish, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 170.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he hereby is, directed to pay, out of any moneys in of. the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to the estate of M. J. Ĝrealish, deceased, late a captain in the United States Army, the sum of seven hundred and sixty-six dollars and sixty-four cents, balance remaining due for service rendered by said Captain Grealish as assistant commissary of subsistence from July fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy, to March twentieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight.

Approved, February 18, 1903.

CHAP. 571.–An Act To remove the charge of desertion from the military record February 18, 1903. of Charles F. Woodford and grant him an honorable discharge.

(Private, No. 471.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War Charles F. Woodlbe, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to amend the military Honorable discharge record of Charles F. Woodford, late a private of Company I, One granted. hundred and first Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, so as to remove the charge of desertion and grant him an honorable discharge as of date May first, eighteen hundred and sixty-two: Provided, That no pay, bounty, or other emoluments shall become due or payable by virtue of the passage of this Act.

Approved, February 18, 1903.

Proviso.
No pay, etc.

CHAP. 572.-An Act For the relief of the Propeller Tow Boat Company, of February 18, 1903. Savannah.

(Private, No. 472.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Propeller Tow Boat Treasury shall pay to the Propeller Tow Boat Company, of Savannah, Ga. the sum of two thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine dollars and forty-five cents, for the damage done the steam tugboat Cynthia, belonging to the said company, by the transport ship Chester, belonging to the United States, in the Savannah River on the thirtieth day of November, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, for which the United States is liable.

Payment to.
Ante, p. 1037.

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