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February 28, 1903. [Private, No. 830.)

Sarah C. Merrell.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 956.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Sarah C. Merrell.

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 Sarah C. Merrell, widow of Micah R. Merrell, late first lieutenant Company C, Tenth Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

Ann M. Jackman.
Pension increased.

February 28, 1903. CHAP. 957.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Ann M. Jackman. (Private, No. 831.)

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 Ann M. Jackman, widow of Edward G. Jackman, late of Company A, Eighteenth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and pay her a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per

month in lieu of that she is now receiving: Provided, That in the Increase to cease on event of the death of Fred B. Jackman, invalid and dependent child of

said Edward G. Jackman, the additional pension herein granted shall cease and determine.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

Proriso.

February 28, 1903. (Private, No. 832.)

Pension increased.

CHAP. 958.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Charles L. Pinkham.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Charles L. Pinkham. 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 Charles L. Pinkbam, late of Company G, Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

February 28, 1903. (Private, No. 833.]

Cyrus B. Norris.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 959.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Cyrus B. Norris.

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 Cyrus B. Norris, late of Company E, Ninth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of seventeen dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

February 28, 1903. CHAP. 960.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Maggie V. Holstein. [Private, No. 834.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Maggie V. Holstein. 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

Pension increased.

laws, the name of Maggie V. Holstein, widow of Charles L. Holstein, late adjutant Twenty-second Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and captain and assistant adjutant-general United States Volunteers, and pay her a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

February 28, 1903. (Private, No.835.]

Rosetta E. Rafferty.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 961.–An Act Granting an increase of pension to Rosetta E. Rafferty.

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 Rosetta E. Rafferty, widow of William A. Rafferty, late colonel Fifth Regiment United States Cavalry, and pay her a pension at the rate of forty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving, and two dollars per month additional on account of each of the minor children of said William A. Rafferty until they reach the age of sixteen years.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

Pension increased.

CHAP. 962.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Fanny Farmer.

February 28, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 83.) States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Fanny Farmer. Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension Jaws, the name of Fanny Farmer, widow of Augustus B. Farmer, late of Company B, Second Regiment, and captain Company A, Eighteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry and pay her a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

Jennie W. Rhoades.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 963.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Jennie W. Rhoades. February 28, 1903. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 837.

) 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 Jennie W. Rhoades, widow of Stephen W. Rhoades, late acting master, United States Navy, and pay her a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

February 28, 1903. (Private, No. 838.)

Mary C. Couch.
Pension.

CHAP. 964.-An Act Granting a pension to Mary C. Couch.

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 C. Couch, widow of Darius N. Couch, late major-general United States Volunteers, and pay her a pension at the rate of fifty dollars a month.

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Pension increased.

February 28, 1903. CHAP. 965.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Elbert H. Dagnall. [Private, No. 839.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Elbert H. Dagnall. States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the

Interior be, and be is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Elbert H. Dagnall, late of Captain Samuel Bone's company, Georgia Volunteers, Creek Indian war, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving

Approved, February 28, 1903.

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William Henry,

February 28, 1903.

CHAP. 986.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to William H. McHenry. (Private, No. 840.]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the l'nited

Mc- 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 William H. McHenry, late of Company D, Sixth Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, and pay him a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

February 28, 1903.
[Private, No. 841.)

Fanny B. Orwan.
Pension increased.

CHAP. 967.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to Fanny B. Orwan.

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 Fanny B. Orwan, widow of Frederick A. Orwan, late second-class private, United States Signal Corps, and pay her a pension at the rate of twelve dollars per month in lieu of that she is now receiving

Approved, February 28, 1903.

Pension increased.

February 28, 1903. CHAP. 968.-An Act Granting an increase of pension to May Mosher Chase. [Private, No. 812.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the l'nited May Mosher Chase. 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 May Mosher Chase, widow of Constantine Chase,
late lieutenant-colonel, Artillery Corps, United States Army, and pay
her a pension at the rate of thirty-five dollars per month in lieu of
that she is now receiving, and two dollars per month additional on
account of the minor child of said Constantine Chase until he reaches
the
age

of sixteen years.
Approved, February 28, 1903.

February 28, 1903. CHAP. 969.-An Act For the relief of the executors of James P. Willett, deceased, (Private, No. 843.)

late postmaster of the District of Columbia.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Payment to exec

Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the

James P. Willett.

utors of.

executors of James P. Willett, deceased, late postmaster of the District of Columbia, who lost his life through an open shaft in the new city post-office building on September thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-ine, the sum of five thousand dollars, to be distributed as provided by the laws of the District of Columbia in cases of recovery of damages for death by negligence.

Approved, February 28, 1903.

March 2, 1903.

Granville Garnett.
Payment to execu-

CHAP. 983.–An Act For the relief of Henry P. Montgomery, surviving executor of Granville Garnett, deceased.

(Private, No. 844.) 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, directed to pay to Henry P. Montgomery, tor of. surviving executor of Granville Garnett, deceased, late of Owen County, State of Kentucky, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of one thousand two hundred and eighty dollars and thirty cents, being a refund of the amount paid by said Garnett to the United States, October seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, in satisfaction of a judgment of the United States circuit court for the district of Kentucky against him as surety on a peace bond of one W. G. Humber, which judgment had theretofore been remitted by the President of the United States.

Approved, March 2, 1903.

March 2, 1903.

Lavinia Cook.
Pension.

CHAP. 984.-An Act Granting a pension to Lavinia Cook.

Be it enacted by the Senate and IIouse of Representatives of the United (Private, No. 845.) 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 Lavinia Cook, widow of Reuben Cook, late of Captain Loyall's company, Georgia Volunteers, Creek Indian war, and pay her a pension at the rate of eight dollars per month.

Approved, March 2, 1903.

CHAP. 985.–An Act For the relief of Austin A. Yates.

March 2, 1903. (Private, No. 846.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting Creation in waters officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to settle the accounts of Austin A. Yates, late captain, Fourteenth Veteran Reserve Corps, and to give him credit for the sum of thirteen thousand five hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents, charged to him on the books of the Second Auditor's Office, said sum having been stolen from the safe of his office at Syracuse, New York, on the night of March twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, while he was acting provost-marshal of the twenty-third district of New York: Provided, That it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of said accounting officers that Captain Yates was not responsible for the loss of said moneys. Approved, March 2, 1903.

Proviso.
Proof required.

March 2, 1903.

CHAP. 986.-An Act For the relief of Francis M. Oliver.

(Private, No. 847.)

Francis M. Oliver,

Honorable discharge granted.

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 remove the charge of desertion against the record of Francis M. Oliver, late private in Company E, Thirty-third Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and to grant him an honorable discharge as of the date of the muster out of said regiment.

Approved, March 2, 1903.

March 2, 1903.

CHAP. 987.-An Act To pay John F. Lawson two hundred and thirty-seven dollars and ninety-six cents, balance due him for services as United States mail carrier.

[I rivate, No. 848.]

John F. Lawson.
Payment to.

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 is hereby, directed to pay to John F. Lawson, of Hickman County, Tennessee, the sum of two hundred and thirty-seven dollars and ninety-six cents, being the balance owing to him for services rendered as United States mail carrier on route numbered ten thousand and thirteen, Tennessee, from January first to November twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and said sum will be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, March 2, 1903.

March 2, 1903.

CHAP. 988.–An Act For the relief of Daniel F. Lee.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Daniel F. Lee shall hereafter be held and considered to have been honorably discharged from the military service of the United States as a private of Company H, Sixth Kansas Cavalry Volunteers, on the first day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and the Secretary of War is hereby authorized and directed to issue a certificate of honorable discharge for him in accordance with the terms of this Act: Provided, That no pay or other allowance shall be due or payable to any person by reason of the passage of this Act.

Approved, March 2, 1903.

Proviso.
No pay, etc.

March 2, 1903.

Pension increased.

CHAP. 989.–An Act Granting an increase of pension to Caleb C. Van Sickell. (Private, No. 850.)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Calehc.Van Sickell. 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 Caleb C. Van Sickell, late first lieutenant Company I, Fourth Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of thirty dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving

Approved, March 2, 1903.

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