THIRTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 184,185, 186, 187. 1857. 523 Cmua. CLXXXIV.—Ar2 Act for the Relief of Benjamin W Smithson. March 3, 1857- Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be paid to Ben- paymentm jamin W. Smithson, late a captain in the third regiment Missouri mounted B¤¤j¤¤¤i¤ W- volunteers, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, S""°hS°n‘ the pay and emoluments of a captain, from the date of his resignation until he was informed by his commanding officer of the acceptance of the same, and discharged from the service of the United States; deducting therefrom such amount as may have been paid him for services during the same time. Approved, March 3, 1857. Can. CLXXXV.—An Act for the Rehgf of Mark and Richard H Bean, of the State Mmh 8» 1857- of rkansas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Chim of Mark Interior be and he is hereby authorized to adjust upon principles of equity and R, H, B.,tm_ and justice, the claim of Mark and Richard H. Bean, and to pay what- *0 b¤ _;d.l¤St¤d ever may be found due, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise and pm `_ appropriated, deducting what they may have heretofore received: Pro- P’°"s°‘ vided, That the compensation shall not exceed fifteen thousand dollars. Approved, March 3, 1857. Curr. CLXXXVI.-An Aetfor the Relief of haae Swain. March B, 1857. Be it enacted Ig the Senate and Hwse of Representatives of the United States of America in Oangress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be and he hereby is directed out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to pay to Isaac Swain, the sum of four thou- $4.800¢¤l>¤P¤id sand eight hundred dollars, in full for freight on stores for the army of Sm in the United States, from Benicia, in California, to the government hulk or post-landing near that place, and for injuries received by his ship, Ellen Brooks, whilst lying at said post·1anding. Approved, March 3, 1857. Cnnr. CLXXXVII.—An Act relinquishing the claim of tim United States to certain March 8, 1857. Property of which Elijah IGng died seized and possessed, in the District of Columbia, *—L"" upon certain specified Conditions. Wnnnmss it has been represented to the Congress of the United Preamble. States, that one Elijah King, an emancipated slave, died intestate recently in the city of Washington, in the District of Columbia, seized and possessed of, and entitled to real estate in said city of considerable value, leaving a wife, Christian King, a slave, the property of one William A. Stephenson, of the county of Fauquier, and State of Virginia, to whom the said Elijah, whilst they were both slaves, was married by John B. Armistead, a justice of the peace, with consent of the owners of both said Elijah and said Christian, and having also two sons, Bayliss King and Thomas King, issue of the marriage, the said two sons being slaves, and owned by one Robert Carter, of said county and State: and whereas it is doubtful whether said wife and children can, by reason of their condition as slaves, lawfully take and hold said real estate by inheritance, in which event it is believed that said real estate, for want of lawful heirs of such Elijah King, has vested in the United States: and whereas it is represented to the Congress of the United States, that the owners of the said slaves, the wife and sons, are willing to emancipate and set free the said slaves, and thereby invest them with power to take, hold, and enjoy said real estate, provided the United States will release
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