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FORTYFOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 67, 71, 72. 1876. 35 CHAP. 67.-—An act to pay the First National Bank of Saint Albans, in the county of April 20, 1876. Frankliiuand State of Vermont, the value of certain United States Treasury notes ———-—-——·-— held by said bank as financial agent of the United States, and forcibly taken therefrom by raiders from Canada, in October, eighteen hundred and sixty-four. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United __ States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treas N_I;€*>"{‘i"*%;° 1,***} ury be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay to the First Sgigglxllbanglli O National Bank of Saint Albans, at Saint Albans, in the county of Frank- ' lin, and State of Vermont, late nnancial agent and designated depositary of public moneys of the United States, (under section forty-nve of the national-currency act, approved June third, eighteen hundred and sixty- four,) the sum of twenty-eight thousand six hundred and fifty dollars, 1864, ch. 106, out 0i' any moneyrin the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, being the 13 S*=**·»113· amount of United States seven and three-tenths Treasury notes held by said bank as such nnancial agent of the United States for delivery to R. S., 5153, p. subscribers therefor, and belonging to the United States, and having 1002 been fbrcibly seized and taken away by an armed band of raidcrs from Canada, acting under the military authority and direction of the socalled Oonfederate States of America, on the nineteenth day of October, eighteen hundred and sixtydbur, without the fault or neglect of the oincers oi' said bank. ‘ MICHAEL C. KERR Speaker of the House of Representatives T. W. FERRY President of the Senate pro tempcre Received by the President April 8, 1876. - [Norm ny rnn Dnmnrmnnm on Sum.-The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, 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. 71.-An act for continuing the work of improving the Capitol Grounds. April 21, 1876, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for continuing the work Appropriation. of the improvement of the Capitol Grounds during the present fiscal C,,pm,]G,,,m,d,_ year, the sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated to bc expended under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol. Approved, April 21, 1876. CHAP. 'l2.—An act to condrm pre-ewption and homestead entries of public lands April 21, 1876. within the limits of railroad-grants in cases where such entries have been made —--—-——-——*-- under the regulations of the Land Department. _ Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all pre-emption and home- Entri<>s_0f_1and¤ ‘ stead entries, or entries in compliance with any law of the United States, flltéllu 1;*;******** .°f of the public lands, made in good faith, by actual settlers, upon tracts Qungigxof g32i? of land of not more than one hundred and sixty acres each, within the drawn.} of lands. limits of any land-grant, prior to the time when notice of the withdrawal of the lands embraced in such grant was received at the local land-office of the district in which such lan ds are situated, or after their restoration to market by order of the General Land—OiHce, and where the pre-emption and homestead laws have been complied with, and proper proofs thereof have been made by the parties holding such tracts or parcels, they shall be confirmed, and patents for the same shall issue to the par- Lies entitled thereto. Sec. 2. That when at the time of such withdrawal