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FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 371-375. 1872. 679 and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a. law without his approval.] CHAP. CCCLXXII. —— An Act for the Reltq’ q" Samuel Black and Albert R. Cooper. June 8, 1872. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Godfrey Weitzel, of the p,,,-mmm eerps of engineers, United States army, and in charge of the improve- S¤¤1¤¤lBl¤¤k ment of the Louisville canal, is hereby empowered and directed, subject Egg ‘:;b°"R‘ to the approval of the chief of said corps of engineers, to adjust and pay, p l out of any money appropriated for the improvement of said canal, to Samuel Black and Albert R. Cooper any legal or equitable claim they may have against the United States arising out of their contract to perform work on said improvement of said canal in eighteen hundred and seventy and eighteen hundred and seventy-one: Provided, That there shall not be Limitfh paid to them, in any event, over twenty thousand dollars, nor more under mmm ' that sum than, together with any sums already paid to them on account of said contract and work, shall be equal to the fair and reasonable value to the government of the work done by them for the government under such contract. Approved, June 8, 1872. CHAP. CCCLXXIII. ——- An Act for the Reliefqf Mrs. R. A. Kennedy. June 8, 1872. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Navy p,,,.,,,,,,, to be authorized and directed to pay to Mrs. R. A. Kennedy a sum not ex- Mrs-`R· A· Kwceeding seven hundred and thirty-nine dollars, in payment of naval stores “°dy‘ delivered at the Gosport navy-yard by Mr. R. A. Kennedy, in eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and for which payment has not been made. APPROVED, June 8, 1872. CHAP. C·CCLXXIV. —-An Act for the Relief of Jeferson W Davis. June 8, 1872. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the paymaster-general of Payment to the army be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Jeffer- §£;?°“ W" son W. Davis, late of the sixty-fourth regiment New York volunteers, out of any money appropriated, or which may hereafter be appropriated, for the pay of the army, a sum equal to the pay and emoluments of a first lieutenant of infantry, from the twenty-third day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, to the tenth day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, deducting whatever pay he may have received for that period. Approved, June 8, 1872. CHAP. CCCLXXV. —An Actjor the Relic/"qf Mary M Clark, Widow of Leonard .. Clark, deceased. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and is hereby, Payment to appropriated to Mary M. Clark, widow of Leonard Clark, late of Har- Mz'? Mkglarkj rison county, West Virginia, deceased, out of any money in the treasury ::d`Qi,(;.k_ Wn not otherwise appropriated, one thousand two hundred and two dollars, in full payment for services rendered by said Leonard Clark asa scout in the employ of General J. J. Reynolds, and for the period of his captivity in the rebel prisons from July thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, until his exchange March eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-three. Approved, June 8, 1872.