PRIVATE LAW 958-AUG. 31, 1954
vendors from whom collection of the overpayments has not been effected and which amounts have been disallowed by the Comptroller General of the United States. SEC. 2. That any amounts refunded by any disbursing officer or his heirs in connection with any item of indebtedness in accounts cleared herein and/or any amount otherwise due any disbursing officer or his heirs which was set off against any item of indebtedness which is cleared herein, shall be refunded to such disbursing officer or his heirs from the account to which credited if that account is available for disbursement, or if not, from the appropriation "Payment of certified claims": Provided, That no part of the amount authorized under this section to be refunded shall be charged against any individual other than the person to whom the erroneous payment was made or the person who received the benefit thereof. SEC. 3. That in all cases where disbursing officers' accounts are cleared or relieved under the authority of this Act, such clearance or relief shall be considered and construed as precluding the recovery from such disbursing officers of any interest charges (whether in connection with judicial proceedings or otherwise) arising from any item so cleared or relieved. Approved August 31, 1954. Private Law 958
CHAPTER 1203 AN ACT
To validate a conveyance of certain lands by Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and its lessee, Southern Pacific Company, to Morgan Hopkins, Incorporated.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the conveyance hereinafter particularly described and heretofore executed by Southern Pacific Railroad Company, a corporation, and its lessee, Southern Pacific Company, a corporation, involving certain lands or interests therein, in the county of Los Angeles, State of California, and forming a part of the right-of-way of said Southern Pacific Railroad Company, granted by the Government of the United States of America by section 23 of the Act of March 3, 1871 (16 Stat. 573), is hereby legalized, validated, and confirmed, as far as the interest of the United States is concerned, with the same force and effect as. if the land involved therein had been held at the time of such conveyance by the corporations making the same under absolute feesimple title. The conveyance, recorded in the office of the county recorder of Los Angeles County, California, in book of official records, which is hereby legalized, validated and confirmed, is as follows: Dated May 13, 1953; recorded June 14, 1953; volume 41897, page 48, to Morgan Hopkins, Incorporated: Provided, That such legalization, validation, and confirmation shall not in any instance diminish said right-of-way to a width less than fifty feet on either side of the center of the main track or tracks of said Southern Pacific Railroad Company as now established and maintained: Provided further, That nothing herein contained is intended or shall be construed to legalize, validate, or confirm any rights, titles, or interests based upon or arising out of adverse possession, prescription, or abandonment, and not confirmed by conveyance heretofore made by Southern Pacific Railroad Company and its lessee. Southern Pacific Company: And provided further, That there shall be reserved to the United States all oil, coal, or
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Southern Pacific Railroad Co. Conveyance val« idation.
16 Stat. 579.
Reservation of minerals to U. S.