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THIRTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. II. GH. 135,166. 1855. 627 CHAP. CXXXV.—An Act to amend the Act approved twenty-sixth August, ciqhteen ltinrch 2, 1855. hundred and fjly-Iwo, entitled "An Act to Reduce and De/ine the Boundaries of the ·——·—·· Jlblitary Reserve at·Saint Petcfs River, in the Territory of Mi•me.wm," and jbr other 1852, ch. 95. Purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the act approved twenty- Sixth August, eighteen hundred anu fifty-two, " to reduce and define the Sale of the_ boundaries of the military reserve at Saint Peter’s River, in the Territory ;:$Q;“2; of Minnesota," shall be, and the same is hereby, amended, so that the s;,1gem·s, lands authorized to be sold at public sale by that act shall be subject to the operations of the laws regulating the sale and disposition of the pub— lic lands: Provided, however, That where any of said lands are claimed PF<*€mP*i°¤ il-\ by preemption, under settlement and cultivation made prior to the me mn"' passage of this act, proof and payment shall be made within three months after its passage; and where any of said lands come within the provisions of the act of twenty-third May, eighteen hundred and forty- 1844 6h_ 1·,_ four, for the relief of the citizens of towns upon the lands of the United ’ States, under certain circumstances, such proof and payments shall also be made within three months after the passage of this act; and in either case, if the entries are not made within that time, the claim shall be forfeited: Provided, further, That where two or more persons are settled P¤>Vi¤0· upon the same legal subdivision, they shall be permitted to enter it jointly,-the right of each to be in proportion to the extent of his improvements. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Reverend E. G. Gear E-_Gs·G¤¤¤‘ M- shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to enter lots numbers one and two tfg,,°f,°ff; and the west half of the northeast quarter of section four, in township the _Minneapo1is twenty-eight north, of range twenty-four west, of the fourth principal dls*“°*· meridian, in the Minneapolis district, at one dollar and twenty-tive cents per acre. Approved, March 2, 1855. Cmlr. CXXXVI.-An Act to provide a more E_#i'cknt Discnzhne for the Navy. March 2, 1855. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of every commanding officer of any of Commanding the vessels of the navy, on returning from a cruise, to forward, imme- °mé’°f *0 ’°l’lf’t¥” diately on his arrival in port, to the Secretary of the Navy, a list of the zgng ig 3G;?,,,,; names of such of the crew who enlisted for three years as, in his opinion, entitled t<>_ wr on being discharged, are entitled to an “ honorable discharge," as a testi- §§gg;;‘l’1° de monial of fidelity and obedience; and that he shall grant the same to such, according to the form to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy. Sec. 2. And be itfarther enacted, That if any seaman, ordinary sea- liounty for reman, landsman, or boy, shall reenlist for three years, within three months ggfqgwfsx after his discharge, he shall, on presenting his honorable discharge, or on honorable 5,. accounting in a satisfactory manner for its loss, be entitled to pay during <=h¤¤‘z¤· the said three months, equal to that to which he would have been entitled if he had been employed in actual service. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of com- Leave of ab. manders of any vessel in the navy, in granting temporary leave of sence. absence and liberty on shore, to exercise carefully a discrimination in favor of the faithful and obedient. Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That summary courts-martial may Summary be ordered upon petty odiccrs and persons of inferior ratings, by the gg“;§E’;“3£g;“ commander of any vessel in the navyto which such persons belong, gw, ' for the trial of offences which he may deem deserving of greater punishment than the commander of a vessel himself is by law authorized to inflict of his own authority, but not sufficient to require trial by general court-martial.