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THIRTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 14, 15, 16. 1859. 557 per acre, and the Commissioner of the General Land-Office is directed to issue a patent on said entry. Sec. 2. And be it farther enacted, That the superintendent of public Other lands to schools in the State of Minnesota is authorized to select an equal amount Ezu ,:3 of other lands in said State for the use of public schools in lieu of the schqqlgin Mgmwlands herein granted. som- Approved, January 19, 1859. CHAP. XIV.-—-An Act jbr the Relief of James G. Holmes. Jan. 25, 1859. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That James G. Holmes, who James G. obtained a patent for an improvement in “Chairs for Invalids," dated the I£°l‘}'°’ "f{s’}P‘ twenty-fourth of September, eighteen hundred and forty-four, for fourteen gg-5;,,,:;,% e mn years, which has now expired, be authorized to apply to the Commissioner of Patents for an extension of said patent for seven years, under the rules and regulations now in force for the extension of patents, as if he had made application previous to its expiration as required by law, and the Commissioner is directed to investigate and decide the application for extension on the same evidence and in the same manner as other applications for extensions are decided: Provided, That the application for Proviso. _ the extension be made within thirty days aftcr the approval of this act b°A£}’8;;‘;“t§1" gg and the decision of the Commissioner be rendered within ninety days dg , from the filing of said application in the Patent-Oiiice, and provided, also, ;S¢<>VlS0· that nothing herein shall be so construed as to hold responsible in damages any persons who may have manufactured chairs containing the aforesaid improvement between the expiration of the patent and the approval of this act. Approved, January 25, 1859. Cntr. XV.-—-An Act for the Reliy qf'Ja}zn Duncan. Jan, e5, 1359, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Obngress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place upon the list of navy pensioners, at the rate of sixteen dollars ($16) per month, the tO—£°h¤ £,¤¤°*‘¤ name of John Duncan, who was a landsman in the United States navy on Sioniwgt 1£{§°n,Q board the United States ship-of-war Brandywine, and who has become month, nom totally blind in consequence of disease contracted and injuries received by D°°· lv ’·8°°· him while in the line of his duty in the service of the United States ; the said pension to commence on the first day of December, eighteen hundred and fifty-tive, and continue during his natural life: Provided, That this Y1‘<>Vi¤°· pension shall not be paid if the said John Duncan remains a benehciary in the United States naval asylum. Approved, January 25, 1859. CHAP. XVI.—An Act jbr the Relinqf Mistress Henry R. Sehoolcrajt. •EE»,_1859. 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, required to cause a copyright to issue securing Copyright to to Mistress Henry R. Schoolcraft, to her heirs, assigns, and legal repre- §’ES’°¤I‘fIW‘;§ *° sentatives, the exclusive right to republish the book entitled “History, Sch},,,;c,Z,,g·t[ Statistics, Condition, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States," heretofore published under order of Congress, and to make and publish any abridgment or compilation thereof for the term of fourteen years from the passage of this act; and he is further required to transfer and deliver to said Mistress Schoolcraft all the plates, the property of the ligfgsghgg d°‘ United States, used in the printing and illustration of said book : Pro- i von. xi. PRIV.——73